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Taken from House Conference Report 110-497, Full-Year

FY 2008 Consolidated Appropriations Act

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY

SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL RESEARCH AND SERVICES

For necessary expenses of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, $440,517,000, to remain available until expended, of which not to exceed $6,580,000 may be transferred to the `Working Capital Fund': Provided, That not to exceed $5,000 shall be for official reception and representation expenses.

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

For necessary expenses of the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, $89,640,000, to remain available until expended. In addition, for necessary expenses of the Technology Innovation Program of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, $65,200,000, to remain available until expended: Provided, That of the $70,200,000 provided for in direct obligations under this heading, $65,200,000 is appropriated from the general fund and $5,000,000 is derived from recoveries of prior year obligations from the Advanced Technology Program.

CONSTRUCTION OF RESEARCH FACILITIES

For construction of new research facilities, including architectural and engineering design, and for renovation and maintenance of existing facilities including agency recreational and welfare facilities, not otherwise provided for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, as authorized by 15 U.S.C. 278c-278e, $160,490,000, to remain available until expended, of which $30,080,000 is for a competitive construction grant program for research science buildings: Provided, That the Secretary of Commerce shall include in the budget justification materials that the Secretary submits to Congress in support of the Department of Commerce budget (as submitted with the budget of the President under section 1105(a) of title 31, United States Code) an estimate for each National Institute of Standards and Technology construction project having a total multi-year program cost of more than $5,000,000 and simultaneously the budget justification materials shall include an estimate of the budgetary requirements for each such project for each of the five subsequent fiscal years: Provided further, That notwithstanding any other provision of law, of the amount made available for construction of research facilities, $7,332,000 shall be for the University of Mississippi Medical Center Biotechnology Research Park; $7,332,000 shall be for the Mississippi State University Research, Technology and Economic Development Park; $1,598,000 shall be for the University of Southern Mississippi Innovation and Commercialization Park Infrastructure and Building Construction and Equipage; $5,000,000 shall be for the Alabama State University Life Sciences Building; and $30,000,000 shall be for laboratory and research space at the University of South Alabama Engineering and Science Center.