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§ 411. —  Establishment and operation of experimental plant.



[Laws in effect as of January 7, 2003]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 7, 2003 and December 19, 2003]
[CITE: 30USC411]

 
                   TITLE 30--MINERAL LANDS AND MINING
 
         CHAPTER 9--RARE AND PRECIOUS METALS EXPERIMENT STATION
 
Sec. 411. Establishment and operation of experimental plant

    The Secretary of the Interior, acting through the United States 
Bureau of Mines, is authorized and directed to establish, equip, and 
maintain a research laboratory at Reno, Nevada, for research, 
investigation, and as a center for information and assistance in matters 
pertaining to the mining, preparation, metallurgy, use, and conservation 
of the rare and precious metals of the Sierra Nevada mining region, and 
pertaining to other problems affecting the mining industry of that 
region.

(June 21, 1950, ch. 338, Sec. 1, 64 Stat. 248; Pub. L. 102-285, 
Sec. 10(b), May 18, 1992, 106 Stat. 172.)

                         Change of Name

    ``United States Bureau of Mines'' substituted in text for ``Bureau 
of Mines'' pursuant to section 10(b) of Pub. L. 102-285, set out as a 
note under section 1 of this title.


                             Appropriations

    Section 3 of act June 21, 1950, provided that: ``In order to carry 
out the purposes of this Act [enacting this chapter] there is hereby 
authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not 
otherwise appropriated, the sum of (a) $750,000 for the erection and 
equipment of a building or buildings, including plumbing, lighting, 
heating, ventilation, general service, experimental equipment and 
apparatus, the necessary roads, walks, and ground improvements; and (b) 
$250,000 annually for the maintenance and operation of the experiment 
station, including personal services, supplies, equipment, and expenses 
of travel and subsistence.''



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