US (United States) Code. Title 15. Chapter 7A: Standard Referente Data Program

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CHAPTER 7A - STANDARD REFERENCE DATA PROGRAM

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290. Congressional declaration of policy.

290a. Definitions.

290b. Collection, compilation, critical evaluation, publication and

dissemination of standard reference data.

290c. Standards, criteria, and procedures for preparation and

publication of standard reference data; publication in Federal

Register.

290d. Sale of standard reference data; cost recovery; proceeds

subject to National Institute of Standards and Technology.

290e. United States copyright and renewal rights.

290f. Authorization of appropriations.

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15 USC Sec. 290 01/06/03

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Sec. 290. Congressional declaration of policy

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The Congress hereby finds and declares that reliable standardized

scientific and technical reference data are of vital importance to

the progress of the Nation's science and technology. It is

therefore the policy of the Congress to make critically evaluated

reference data readily available to scientists, engineers, and the

general public. It is the purpose of this chapter to strengthen

and enhance this policy.

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(Pub. L. 90-396, Sec. 1, July 11, 1968, 82 Stat. 339.)

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SHORT TITLE

Section 8 of Pub. L. 90-396 provided that: ''This Act (enacting

this chapter) may be cited as the 'Standard Reference Data Act'.''

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Sec. 290a. Definitions

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For the purposes of this chapter -

(a) The term ''standard reference data'' means quantitative

information, related to a measurable physical or chemical property

of a substance or system of substances of known composition and

structure, which is critically evaluated as to its reliability

under section 290b of this title.

(b) The term ''Secretary'' means the Secretary of Commerce.

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(Pub. L. 90-396, Sec. 2, July 11, 1968, 82 Stat. 340.)

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Sec. 290b. Collection, compilation, critical evaluation,

publication and dissemination of standard reference data

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The Secretary is authorized and directed to provide or arrange

for the collection, compilation, critical evaluation, publication,

and dissemination of standard reference data. In carrying out this

program, the Secretary shall, to the maximum extent practicable,

utilize the reference data services and facilities of other

agencies and instrumentalities of the Federal Government and of

State and local governments, persons, firms, institutions, and

associations, with their consent and in such a manner as to avoid

duplication of those services and facilities. All agencies and

instrumentalities of the Federal Government are encouraged to

exercise their duties and functions in such manner as will assist

in carrying out the purpose of this chapter. This section shall be

deemed complementary to existing authority, and nothing herein is

intended to repeal, supersede, or diminish existing authority or

responsibility of any agency or instrumentality of the Federal

Government.

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(Pub. L. 90-396, Sec. 3, July 11, 1968, 82 Stat. 340.)

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 290a of this title.

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Sec. 290c. Standards, criteria, and procedures for preparation and

publication of standard reference data; publication in Federal

Register

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To provide for more effective integration and coordination of

standard reference data activities, the Secretary, in consultation

with other interested Federal agencies, shall prescribe and publish

in the Federal Register such standards, criteria, and procedures

for the preparation and publication of standard reference data as

may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this chapter.

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(Pub. L. 90-396, Sec. 4, July 11, 1968, 82 Stat. 340.)

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Sec. 290d. Sale of standard reference data; cost recovery; proceeds

subject to National Institute of Standards and Technology

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Standard reference data conforming to standards established by

the Secretary may be made available and sold by the Secretary or by

a person or agency designated by him. To the extent practicable

and appropriate, the prices established for such data may reflect

the cost of collection, compilation, evaluation, publication, and

dissemination of the data, including administrative expenses; and

the amounts received shall be subject to the Act of March 3, 1901,

as amended (15 U.S.C. 271 et seq.).

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(Pub. L. 90-396, Sec. 5, July 11, 1968, 82 Stat. 340.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

Act of March 3, 1901, as amended, referred to in text, means act

Mar. 3, 1901, ch. 872, 31 Stat. 1449, as amended, which is

classified generally to chapter 7 (Sec. 271 et seq.) of this

title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see

Tables.

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Sec. 290e. United States copyright and renewal rights

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(a) Notwithstanding the limitations under section 105 of title

17, the Secretary may secure copyright and renewal thereof on

behalf of the United States as author or proprietor in all or any

part of any standard reference data which he prepares or makes

available under this chapter, and may authorize the reproduction

and publication thereof by others.

(b) The publication or republication by the Government under this

chapter, either separately or in a public document, of any material

in which copyright is subsisting shall not be taken to cause any

abridgment or annulment of the copyright or to authorize any use or

appropriation of such material without the consent of the copyright

proprietor.

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(Pub. L. 90-396, Sec. 6, July 11, 1968, 82 Stat. 340; Pub. L.

94-553, Sec. 105(f), Oct. 19, 1976, 90 Stat. 2599; Pub. L. 107-273,

div. C, title III, Sec. 13211(b), Nov. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 1910.)

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AMENDMENTS

2002 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 107-273, Sec. 13211(b)(2),

substituted ''Notwithstanding the limitations under section 105 of

title 17,'' for ''Notwithstanding the limitations contained in

section 105 of title 17,''.

Pub. L. 107-273, Sec. 13211(b)(1), made technical amendment to

directory language of Pub. L. 94-553. See 1976 Amendment note

below.

1976 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 94-553, as amended by Pub. L.

107-273, Sec. 13211(b)(1), substituted ''section 105 of title 17''

for ''section 8 of title 17''.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1976 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 94-553 effective Jan. 1, 1978, see section

102 of Pub. L. 94-553, set out as an Effective Date note preceding

section 101 of Title 17, Copyrights.

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Sec. 290f. Authorization of appropriations

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There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this

chapter, $1.86 million for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1969.

Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, no appropriations

for any fiscal year may be made for the purpose of this chapter

after fiscal year 1969 unless previously authorized by legislation

hereafter enacted by the Congress.

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(Pub. L. 90-396, Sec. 7, July 11, 1968, 82 Stat. 340.)

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