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“Taken from FY 2006 Commerce Appropriations…”

House Report 109-272 - MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR SCIENCE, THE DEPARTMENTS OF STATE, JUSTICE, AND COMMERCE, AND RELATED AGENCIES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2006, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

GENERAL PROVISIONS--DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

SEC. 201. During the current fiscal year, applicable appropriations and funds made available to the Department of Commerce by this Act shall be available for the activities specified in the Act of October 26, 1949 (15 U.S.C. 1514), to the extent and in the manner prescribed by the Act, and, notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 3324, may be used for advanced payments not otherwise authorized only upon the certification of officials designated by the Secretary of Commerce that such payments are in the public interest.

SEC. 202. During the current fiscal year, appropriations made available to the Department of Commerce by this Act for salaries and expenses shall be available for hire of passenger motor vehicles as authorized by 31 U.S.C. 1343 and 1344; services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; and uniforms or allowances therefor, as authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 5901-5902).

SEC. 203. Not to exceed 5 percent of any appropriation made available for the current fiscal year for the Department of Commerce in this Act may be transferred between such appropriations, but no such appropriation shall be increased by more than 10 percent by any such transfers: Provided, That any transfer pursuant to this section shall be treated as a reprogramming of funds under section 605 of this Act and shall not be available for obligation or expenditure except in compliance with the procedures set forth in that section: Provided further, That the Secretary of Commerce shall notify the Committees on Appropriations at least 15 days in advance of the acquisition or disposal of any capital asset (including land, structures, and equipment) not specifically provided for in this or any other Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act: Provided further, That for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration this section shall provide for transfers among appropriations made only to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and such appropriations may not be transferred and reprogrammed to other Department of Commerce bureaus and appropriation accounts.

SEC. 204. Any costs incurred by a department or agency funded under this title resulting from personnel actions taken in response to funding reductions included in this title or from actions taken for the care and protection of loan collateral or grant property shall be absorbed within the total budgetary resources available to such department or agency: Provided, That the authority to transfer funds between appropriations accounts as may be necessary to carry out this section is provided in addition to authorities included elsewhere in this Act: Provided further, That use of funds to carry out this section shall be treated as a reprogramming of funds under section 605 of this Act and shall not be available for obligation or expenditure except in compliance with the procedures set forth in that section.

SEC. 205. Funds made available for salaries and administrative expenses to administer the Emergency Steel Loan Guarantee Program in section 211(b) of Public Law 108-199 shall remain available until expended: Provided, That section 101(k) of the Emergency Steel Loan Guarantee Act of 1999 (Public Law 106-51; 15 U.S.C. 1841 note) is amended by striking `2005' and inserting `2007'.

SEC. 206. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, no funds appropriated under this Act shall be used to register, issue, transfer, or enforce any trademark of the phrase `Last Best Place'.

SEC. 207. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, of the amounts made available elsewhere in this title to the `National Institute of Standards and Technology, Construction of Research Facilities', $8,000,000 is for a cooperative agreement with the Medical University of South Carolina; $20,000,000 is for the National Formulation Science Laboratory at the University of Southern Mississippi; $20,000,000 is for the University of Mississippi Research Park; $5,000,000 is for the Alabama State University Science and Education Building; $8,000,000 is for Tuscaloosa, Alabama, revitalization; $20,000,000 is for the Biomedical Research Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham; $3,000,000 is for the Institute for Security Technology Studies; $1,000,000 is for the Thayer School of Engineering; $12,000,000 is for the WVHTCF Research Facility; and $30,000,000 is for the University of Alabama for the design and construction of the Science and Engineering Center.

SEC. 208. Of the amount available from the fund entitled `Promote and Develop Fishery Products and Research Pertaining to American Fisheries', $7,000,000 shall be provided to the Alaska Fisheries Marketing Board, $5,000,000 shall be available to the Southern Shrimp Alliance for its `Wild American Shrimp Marketing Program'.

SEC. 209. Of the amounts made available under the heading `Procurement, Acquisition and Construction, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration', $27,000,000 shall be transferred to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for the planning, design, and construction of Building 3203, for the planning and design of Buildings 3205 and 3216, and for certain infrastructure improvements.

This title may be cited as the `Department of Commerce and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006'.