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2 USC CHAPTER 15 - OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 15 - OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT

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CHAPTER 15 - OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT

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471. Congressional findings and declaration of purpose.

472. Office of Technology Assessment.

(a) Creation.

(b) Composition.

(c) Functions and duties.

(d) Initiation of assessment activities.

(e) Availability of information.

473. Technology Assessment Board.

(a) Membership.

(b) Execution of functions during vacancies; filling

of vacancies.

(c) Chairman and vice chairman; selection procedure.

(d) Meetings; powers of Board.

474. Director of Office of Technology Assessment.

(a) Appointment; term; compensation.

(b) Powers and duties.

(c) Deputy Director; appointment; functions;

compensation.

(d) Restrictions on outside employment activities of

Director and Deputy Director.

475. Powers of Office of Technology Assessment.

(a) Use of public and private personnel and

organizations; formation of special ad hoc task

forces; contracts with governmental, etc.,

agencies and instrumentalities; advance,

progress, and other payments; utilization of

services of voluntary and uncompensated

personnel; acquisition, holding, and disposal

of real and personal property; promulgation of

rules and regulations.

(b) Recordkeeping by contractors and other parties

entering into contracts and other arrangements

with Office; availability of books and records

to Office and Comptroller General for audit and

examination.

(c) Operation of laboratories, pilot plants, or test

facilities.

(d) Requests to executive departments or agencies for

information, suggestions, estimates,

statistics, and technical assistance; duty of

executive departments and agencies to furnish

information, etc.

(e) Requests to heads of executive departments or

agencies for detail of personnel;

reimbursement.

(f) Appointment and compensation of personnel.

476. Technology Assessment Advisory Council.

(a) Establishment; composition.

(b) Duties.

(c) Chairman and Vice Chairman; election by Council

from members appointed from public; terms and

conditions of service.

(d) Terms of office of members appointed from public;

reappointment.

(e) Payment to Comptroller General and Director of

Congressional Research Service of travel and

other necessary expenses; payment to members

appointed from public of compensation and

reimbursement for travel, subsistence, and

other necessary expenses.

477. Utilization of services of Library of Congress.

(a) Authority of Librarian to make available services

and assistance of Congressional Research

Service.

(b) Scope of services and assistance.

(c) Services or responsibilities performed by

Congressional Research Service for Congress not

altered or modified; authority of Librarian to

establish within Congressional Research Service

additional divisions, etc.

(d) Reimbursement for services and assistance.

478. Utilization of services of General Accounting Office.

(a) Authority of General Accounting Office to furnish

financial and administrative services.

(b) Scope of services and assistance.

(c) Services or responsibilities performed by General

Accounting Office for Congress not altered or

modified.

(d) Reimbursement for services and assistance.

479. Coordination of activities with National Science Foundation.

480. Omitted.

481. Authorization of appropriations; availability of

appropriations.

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2 USC Sec. 471 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 15 - OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT

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Sec. 471. Congressional findings and declaration of purpose

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The Congress hereby finds and declares that:

(a) As technology continues to change and expand rapidly, its

applications are -

(1) large and growing in scale; and

(2) increasingly extensive, pervasive, and critical in their

impact, beneficial and adverse, on the natural and social

environment.

(b) Therefore, it is essential that, to the fullest extent

possible, the consequences of technological applications be

anticipated, understood, and considered in determination of public

policy on existing and emerging national problems.

(c) The Congress further finds that:

(1) the Federal agencies presently responsible directly to the

Congress are not designed to provide the legislative branch with

adequate and timely information, independently developed,

relating to the potential impact of technological applications,

and

(2) the present mechanisms of the Congress do not and are not

designed to provide the legislative branch with such information.

(d) Accordingly, it is necessary for the Congress to -

(1) equip itself with new and effective means for securing

competent, unbiased information concerning the physical,

biological, economic, social, and political effects of such

applications; and

(2) utilize this information, whenever appropriate, as one

factor in the legislative assessment of matters pending before

the Congress, particularly in those instances where the Federal

Government may be called upon to consider support for, or

management or regulation of, technological applications.

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(Pub. L. 92-484, Sec. 2, Oct. 13, 1972, 86 Stat. 797.)

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SHORT TITLE

Section 1 of Pub. L. 92-484 provided: ''That this Act (enacting

this chapter and amending section 1862 of Title 42, The Public

Health and Welfare) may be cited as the 'Technology Assessment Act

of 1972'.''

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TERMINATION OF OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT

Pub. L. 104-53, title I, Sec. 113, 114, Nov. 19, 1995, 109 Stat.

526, provided that:

''Sec. 113. Upon enactment of this Act (Nov. 19, 1995) all

employees of the Office of Technology Assessment for 183 days

preceding termination of employment who are terminated as a result

of the elimination of the Office and who are not otherwise

gainfully employed may continue to be paid by the Office of

Technology Assessment at their respective salaries for a period not

to exceed 60 calendar days following the employee's date of

termination or until the employee becomes otherwise gainfully

employed whichever is earlier. Any day for which a former employee

receives a payment under this section shall be counted as Federal

service for purposes of determining entitlement to benefits,

including retirement, annual and sick leave earnings, and health

and life insurance. A statement in writing to the Director of the

Office of Technology Assessment or his designee by any such

employee that he was not gainfully employed during such period or

the portion thereof for which payment is claimed shall be accepted

as prima facie evidence that he was not so employed.

''Sec. 114. Notwithstanding the provisions of the Federal

Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended (now

chapters 1 to 11 of Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works

and title III of the Act of June 30, 1949 (41 U.S.C. 251 et seq.)),

or any other provision of law, upon the abolition of the Office of

Technology Assessment, all records and property of the Office

(including the Unix system, all computer hardware and software, all

library collections and research materials, and all photocopying

equipment), shall be under the administrative control of the

Architect of the Capitol. Not later than December 31, 1995, the

Architect shall submit a proposal to transfer such records and

property to appropriate support agencies of the Legislative Branch

which request such transfer, and shall carry out such transfer

subject to the approval of the Committees on Appropriations of the

House of Representatives and the Senate.''

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 472 of this title.

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2 USC Sec. 472 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

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Sec. 472. Office of Technology Assessment

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(a) Creation

In accordance with the findings and declaration of purpose in

section 471 of this title, there is hereby created the Office of

Technology Assessment (hereinafter referred to as the ''Office'')

which shall be within and responsible to the legislative branch of

the Government.

(b) Composition

The Office shall consist of a Technology Assessment Board

(hereinafter referred to as the ''Board'') which shall formulate

and promulgate the policies of the Office, and a Director who shall

carry out such policies and administer the operations of the

Office.

(c) Functions and duties

The basic function of the Office shall be to provide early

indications of the probable beneficial and adverse impacts of the

applications of technology and to develop other coordinate

information which may assist the Congress. In carrying out such

function, the Office shall:

(1) identify existing or probable impacts of technology or

technological programs;

(2) where possible, ascertain cause-and-effect relationships;

(3) identify alternative technological methods of implementing

specific programs;

(4) identify alternative programs for achieving requisite

goals;

(5) make estimates and comparisons of the impacts of

alternative methods and programs;

(6) present findings of completed analyses to the appropriate

legislative authorities;

(7) identify areas where additional research or data collection

is required to provide adequate support for the assessments and

estimates described in paragraph (1) through (5) of this

subsection; and

(8) undertake such additional associated activities as the

appropriate authorities specified under subsection (d) of this

section may direct.

(d) Initiation of assessment activities

Assessment activities undertaken by the Office may be initiated

upon the request of:

(1) the chairman of any standing, special, or select committee

of either House of the Congress, or of any joint committee of the

Congress, acting for himself or at the request of the ranking

minority member or a majority of the committee members;

(2) the Board; or

(3) the Director, in consultation with the Board.

(e) Availability of information

Assessments made by the Office, including information, surveys,

studies, reports, and findings related thereto, shall be made

available to the initiating committee or other appropriate

committees of the Congress. In addition, any such information,

surveys, studies, reports, and findings produced by the Office may

be made available to the public except where -

(1) to do so would violate security statutes; or

(2) the Board considers it necessary or advisable to withhold

such information in accordance with one or more of the numbered

paragraphs in section 552(b) of title 5.

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(Pub. L. 92-484, Sec. 3, Oct. 13, 1972, 86 Stat. 797.)

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 476 of this title.

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2 USC Sec. 473 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 15 - OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT

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Sec. 473. Technology Assessment Board

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(a) Membership

The Board shall consist of thirteen members as follows:

(1) six Members of the Senate, appointed by the President pro

tempore of the Senate, three from the majority party and three

from the minority party;

(2) six Members of the House of Representatives appointed by

the Speaker of the House of Representatives, three from the

majority party and three from the minority party; and

(3) the Director, who shall not be a voting member.

(b) Execution of functions during vacancies; filling of vacancies

Vacancies in the membership of the Board shall not affect the

power of the remaining members to execute the functions of the

Board and shall be filled in the same manner as in the case of the

original appointment.

(c) Chairman and vice chairman, selection procedure

The Board shall select a chairman and a vice chairman from among

its members at the beginning of each Congress. The vice chairman

shall act in the place and stead of the chairman in the absence of

the chairman. The chairmanship and the vice chairmanship shall

alternate between the Senate and the House of Representatives with

each Congress. The chairman during each even-numbered Congress

shall be selected by the Members of the House of Representatives on

the Board from among their number. The vice chairman during each

Congress shall be chosen in the same manner from that House of

Congress other than the House of Congress of which the chairman is

a Member.

(d) Meetings; powers of Board

The Board is authorized to sit and act at such places and times

during the sessions, recesses, and adjourned periods of Congress,

and upon a vote of a majority of its members, to require by subpena

or otherwise the attendance of such witnesses and the production of

such books, papers, and documents, to administer such oaths and

affirmations, to take such testimony, to procure such printing and

binding, and to make such expenditures, as it deems advisable. The

Board may make such rules respecting its organization and

procedures as it deems necessary, except that no recommendation

shall be reported from the Board unless a majority of the Board

assent. Subpenas may be issued over the signature of the chairman

of the Board or of any voting member designated by him or by the

Board, and may be served by such person or persons as may be

designated by such chairman or member. The chairman of the Board

or any voting member thereof may administer oaths or affirmations

to witnesses.

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(Pub. L. 92-484, Sec. 4, Oct. 13, 1972, 86 Stat. 798.)

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2 USC Sec. 474 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 15 - OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT

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Sec. 474. Director of Office of Technology Assessment

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(a) Appointment; term; compensation

The Director of the Office of Technology Assessment shall be

appointed by the Board and shall serve for a term of six years

unless sooner removed by the Board. He shall receive basic pay at

the rate provided for level III of the Executive Schedule under

section 5314 of title 5.

(b) Powers and duties

In addition to the powers and duties vested in him by this

chapter, the Director shall exercise such powers and duties as may

be delegated to him by the Board.

(c) Deputy Director; appointment; functions; compensation

The Director may appoint with the approval of the Board, a Deputy

Director who shall perform such functions as the Director may

prescribe and who shall be Acting Director during the absence or

incapacity of the Director or in the event of a vacancy in the

office of Director. The Deputy Director shall receive basic pay at

the rate provided for level IV of the Executive Schedule under

section 5315 of title 5.

(d) Restrictions on outside employment activities of Director and

Deputy Director

Neither the Director nor the Deputy Director shall engage in any

other business, vocation, or employment than that of serving as

such Director or Deputy Director, as the case may be; nor shall the

Director or Deputy Director, except with the approval of the Board,

hold any office in, or act in any capacity for, any organization,

agency, or institution with which the Office makes any contract or

other arrangement under this chapter.

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(Pub. L. 92-484, Sec. 5, Oct. 13, 1972, 86 Stat. 799.)

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2 USC Sec. 475 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 15 - OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT

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Sec. 475. Powers of Office of Technology Assessment

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(a) Use of public and private personnel and organizations;

formation of special ad hoc task forces; contracts with

governmental, etc., agencies and instrumentalities; advance,

progress, and other payments; utilization of services of

voluntary and uncompensated personnel; acquisition, holding,

and disposal of real and personal property; promulgation of

rules and regulations

The Office shall have the authority, within the limits of

available appropriations, to do all things necessary to carry out

the provisions of this chapter, including, but without being

limited to, the authority to -

(1) make full use of competent personnel and organizations

outside the Office, public or private, and form special ad hoc

task forces or make other arrangements when appropriate;

(2) enter into contracts or other arrangements as may be

necessary for the conduct of the work of the Office with any

agency or instrumentality of the United States, with any State,

territory, or possession or any political subdivision thereof, or

with any person, firm, association, corporation, or educational

institution, with or without reimbursement, without performance

or other bonds, and without regard to section 5 of title 41;

(3) make advance, progress, and other payments which relate to

technology assessment without regard to the provisions of section

3324(a) and (b) of title 31;

(4) accept and utilize the services of voluntary and

uncompensated personnel necessary for the conduct of the work of

the Office and provide transportation and subsistence as

authorized by section 5703 of title 5, for persons serving

without compensation;

(5) acquire by purchase, lease, loan, or gift, and hold and

dispose of by sale, lease, or loan, real and personal property of

all kinds necessary for or resulting from the exercise of

authority granted by this chapter; and

(6) prescribe such rules and regulations as it deems necessary

governing the operation and organization of the Office.

(b) Recordkeeping by contractors and other parties entering into

contracts and other arrangements with Office; availability of

books and records to Office and Comptroller General for audit

and examination

Contractors and other parties entering into contracts and other

arrangements under this section which involve costs to the

Government shall maintain such books and related records as will

facilitate an effective audit in such detail and in such manner as

shall be prescribed by the Office, and such books and records (and

related documents and papers) shall be available to the Office and

the Comptroller General of the United States, or any of their duly

authorized representatives, for the purpose of audit and

examination.

(c) Operation of laboratories, pilot plants, or test facilities

The Office, in carrying out the provisions of this chapter, shall

not, itself, operate any laboratories, pilot plants, or test

facilities.

(d) Requests to executive departments or agencies for information,

suggestions, estimates, statistics, and technical assistance;

duty of executive departments and agencies to furnish

information, etc.

The Office is authorized to secure directly from any executive

department or agency information, suggestions, estimates,

statistics, and technical assistance for the purpose of carrying

out its functions under this chapter. Each such executive

department or agency shall furnish the information, suggestions,

estimates, statistics, and technical assistance directly to the

Office upon its request.

(e) Requests to heads of executive departments or agencies for

detail of personnel; reimbursement

On request of the Office, the head of any executive department or

agency may detail, with or without reimbursement, any of its

personnel to assist the Office in carrying out its functions under

this chapter.

(f) Appointment and compensation of personnel

The Director shall, in accordance with such policies as the Board

shall prescribe, appoint and fix the compensation of such personnel

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

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(Pub. L. 92-484, Sec. 6, Oct. 13, 1972, 86 Stat. 799.)

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CODIFICATION

In subsec. (a)(3), ''section 3324(a) and (b) of title 31''

substituted for ''section 3648 of the Revised Statutes (31 U.S.C.

529)'' on authority of Pub. L. 97-258, Sec. 4(b), Sept. 13, 1982,

96 Stat. 1067, the first section of which enacted Title 31, Money

and Finance.

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 15 - OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT

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Sec. 476. Technology Assessment Advisory Council

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(a) Establishment; composition

The Office shall establish a Technology Assessment Advisory

Council (hereinafter referred to as the ''Council''). The Council

shall be composed of the following twelve members:

(1) ten members from the public, to be appointed by the Board,

who shall be persons eminent in one or more fields of the

physical, biological, or social sciences or engineering or

experienced in the administration of technological activities, or

who may be judged qualified on the basis of contributions made to

educational or public activities;

(2) the Comptroller General; and

(3) the Director of the Congressional Research Service of the

Library of Congress.

(b) Duties

The Council, upon request by the Board, shall -

(1) review and make recommendations to the Board on activities

undertaken by the Office or on the initiation thereof in

accordance with section 472(d) of this title;

(2) review and make recommendations to the Board on the

findings of any assessment made by or for the Office; and

(3) undertake such additional related tasks as the Board may

direct.

(c) Chairman and Vice Chairman; election by Council from members

appointed from public; terms and conditions of service

The Council by majority vote, shall elect from its members

appointed under subsection (a)(1) of this section a Chairman and a

Vice Chairman, who shall serve for such time and under such

conditions as the Council may prescribe. In the absence of the

Chairman, or in the event of his incapacity, the Vice Chairman

shall act as Chairman.

(d) Terms of office of members appointed from public; reappointment

The term of office of each member of the Council appointed under

subsection (a)(1) of this section shall be four years except that

any such member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring prior to the

expiration of the term for which his predecessor was appointed

shall be appointed for the remainder of such term. No person shall

be appointed a member of the Council under subsection (a)(1) of

this section more than twice. Terms of the members appointed under

subsection (a)(1) of this section shall be staggered so as to

establish a rotating membership according to such method as the

Board may devise.

(e) Payment to Comptroller General and Director of Congressional

Research Service of travel and other necessary expenses;

payment to members appointed from public of compensation and

reimbursement for travel, subsistence, and other necessary

expenses

(1) The members of the Council other than those appointed under

subsection (a)(1) of this section shall receive no pay for their

services as members of the Council, but shall be allowed necessary

travel expenses (or, in the alternative, mileage for use of

privately owned vehicles and payments when traveling on official

business at not to exceed the payment prescribed in regulations

implementing section 5702 and in (FOOTNOTE 1) 5704 of title 5), and

other necessary expenses incurred by them in the performance of

duties vested in the Council, without regard to the provisions of

subchapter 1 of chapter 57 and section 5731 of title 5, and

regulations promulgated thereunder.

(FOOTNOTE 1) So in original. Probably should be followed by

''section''.

(2) The members of the Council appointed under subsection (a)(1)

of this section shall receive compensation for each day engaged in

the actual performance of duties vested in the Council at rates of

pay not in excess of the daily equivalent of the highest rate of

basic pay set forth in the General Schedule of section 5332(a) of

title 5, and in addition shall be reimbursed for travel,

subsistence, and other necessary expenses in the manner provided

for other members of the Council under paragraph (1) of this

subsection.

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(Pub. L. 92-484, Sec. 7, Oct. 13, 1972, 86 Stat. 800; Pub. L.

99-234, title I, Sec. 107(a), Jan. 2, 1986, 99 Stat. 1759.)

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AMENDMENTS

1986 - Subsec. (e)(1). Pub. L. 99-234 substituted ''payments when

traveling on official business at not to exceed the payment

prescribed in regulations implementing section 5702 and in'' for

''a per diem in lieu of subsistence at not to exceed the rate

prescribed in sections 5702 and''.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1986 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 99-234 effective on effective date of

regulations to be promulgated not later than 150 days after Jan. 2,

1986, or 180 days after Jan. 2, 1986, whichever occurs first, see

section 301(a) of Pub. L. 99-234, set out as a note under section

5701 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

TERMINATION OF ADVISORY COUNCILS

Advisory councils in existence on Jan. 5, 1973, to terminate not

later than the expiration of the 2-year period following Jan. 5,

1973, unless, in the case of a council established by the President

or an officer of the Federal Government, such council is renewed by

appropriate action prior to the expiration of such 2-year period,

or in the case of a council established by the Congress, its

duration is otherwise provided by law. See sections 3(2) and 14 of

Pub. L. 92-463, Oct. 6, 1972, 86 Stat. 770, 776, set out in the

Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

REFERENCES IN OTHER LAWS TO GS-16, 17, OR 18 PAY RATES

References in laws to the rates of pay for GS-16, 17, or 18, or

to maximum rates of pay under the General Schedule, to be

considered references to rates payable under specified sections of

Title 5, Government Organization and Employees, see section 529

(title I, Sec. 101(c)(1)) of Pub. L. 101-509, set out in a note

under section 5376 of Title 5.

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

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Sec. 477. Utilization of services of Library of Congress

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(a) Authority of Librarian to make available services and

assistance of Congressional Research Service

To carry out the objectives of this chapter, the Librarian of

Congress is authorized to make available to the Office such

services and assistance of the Congressional Research Service as

may be appropriate and feasible.

(b) Scope of services and assistance

Such services and assistance made available to the Office shall

include, but not be limited to, all of the services and assistance

which the Congressional Research Service is otherwise authorized to

provide to the Congress.

(c) Services or responsibilities performed by Congressional

Research Service for Congress not altered or modified;

authority of Librarian to establish within Congressional

Research Service additional divisions, etc.

Nothing in this section shall alter or modify any services or

responsibilities, other than those performed for the Office, which

the Congressional Research Service under law performs for or on

behalf of the Congress. The Librarian is, however, authorized to

establish within the Congressional Research Service such additional

divisions, groups, or other organizational entities as may be

necessary to carry out the purpose of this chapter.

(d) Reimbursement for services and assistance

Services and assistance made available to the Office by the

Congressional Research Service in accordance with this section may

be provided with or without reimbursement from funds of the Office,

as agreed upon by the Board and the Librarian of Congress.

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(Pub. L. 92-484, Sec. 8, Oct. 13, 1972, 86 Stat. 801.)

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Sec. 478. Utilization of services of General Accounting Office

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(a) Authority of General Accounting Office to furnish financial and

administrative services

Financial and administrative services (including those related to

budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, personnel, and

procurement) and such other services as may be appropriate shall be

provided the Office by the General Accounting Office.

(b) Scope of services and assistance

Such services and assistance to the Office shall include, but not

be limited to, all of the services and assistance which the General

Accounting Office is otherwise authorized to provide to the

Congress.

(c) Services or responsibilities performed by General Accounting

Office for Congress not altered or modified

Nothing in this section shall alter or modify any services or

responsibilities, other than those performed for the Office, which

the General Accounting Office under law performs for or on behalf

of the Congress.

(d) Reimbursement for services and assistance

Services and assistance made available to the Office by the

General Accounting Office in accordance with this section may be

provided with or without reimbursement from funds of the Office, as

agreed upon by the Board and the Comptroller General.

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(Pub. L. 92-484, Sec. 9, Oct. 13, 1972, 86 Stat. 802.)

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 15 - OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT

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Sec. 479. Coordination of activities with National Science

Foundation

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The Office shall maintain a continuing liaison with the National

Science Foundation with respect to -

(1) grants and contracts formulated or activated by the

Foundation which are for purposes of technology assessment; and

(2) the promotion of coordination in areas of technology

assessment, and the avoidance of unnecessary duplication or

overlapping of research activities in the development of

technology assessment techniques and programs.

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(Pub. L. 92-484, Sec. 10(a), Oct. 13, 1972, 86 Stat. 802.)

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Sec. 480. Omitted

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CODIFICATION

Section, Pub. L. 92-484, Sec. 11, Oct. 13, 1972, 86 Stat. 802,

which required the Office of Technology Assessment to submit an

annual report to Congress on technology assessment and

technological areas and programs requiring future analysis,

terminated, effective May 15, 2000, pursuant to section 3003 of

Pub. L. 104-66, as amended, set out as a note under section 1113 of

Title 31, Money and Finance. See, also, page 10 of House Document

No. 103-7.

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

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Sec. 481. Authorization of appropriations; availability of

appropriations

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(a) To enable the Office to carry out its powers and duties,

there is hereby authorized to be appropriated to the Office, out of

any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, not to exceed

$5,000,000 in the aggregate for the two fiscal years ending June

30, 1973, and June 30, 1974, and thereafter such sums as may be

necessary.

(b) Appropriations made pursuant to the authority provided in

subsection (a) of this section shall remain available for

obligation, for expenditure, or for obligation and expenditure for

such period or periods as may be specified in the Act making such

appropriations.

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(Pub. L. 92-484, Sec. 12, Oct. 13, 1972, 86 Stat. 803.)

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