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cies of the United States Government there maintained. 5 The space in such buildings shall be allotted by the Secretary of State 6 among the several agencies of the United States Government.

(b) 3 Payments made for rent or otherwise by the United States from funds other than appropriations made to carry out 4 this Act may be credited toward the acquisition of property under this Act without regard to limitations of amounts imposed by this Act.

Sec. 2.7* * * [Repealed-1963) Sec. 3.8 Buildings and grounds acquired under this Act or hereto fore acquired or authorized for the use of the diplomatic and consular establishments in foreign countries may be used, in the case of buildings and grounds for the diplomatic establishment, as Government offices or residences or as such offices and residences; or, in the case of other buildings and grounds, as such offices or such offices and residences. The contracts for purchases of buildings, for leases, and for 10 all work of construction, alteration, and repair under this Act are authorized to be negotiated, the terms of the contracts to be prescribed, and the work to be performed, where necessary without regard to such statutory provisions as relate to the negotiation, making, and performance of contracts and performance of work in the United States and without regard to section 3648 of the Revised Statutes of the United States (31 U.S.C. 529.11

Sec. 4.12 (a) For the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of this Act there is hereby authorized to be appropriated an amount not exceeding $10,000,000, and the appropriations made pursuant to this authorization shall constitute a fund to be known as the Foreign Service Buildings Fund, to remain available until expended. Under this authorization not more than $2,000,000 shall be appropriated for any one year, but within the total authorization provided in this Act the Secretary of State 13 may enter into contracts for the acquisition of the buildings and grounds authorized by this Act. In the case of the buildings and grounds authorized by this Act, after the initial alterations, repairs, and furnish

5 Sec. 134 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995 (Public Law
103-236: 108 Stat. 396; 22 U.S.C. 292 note), required the following:

"SEC. 134. PROPERTY AGREEMENTS.
"Whenever the Department of State enters into lease-purchase agreements involving property
in foreign countries pursuant to section 1 of the Foreign Service Buildings Act (2:2 USC 223,
the Department shall account for such transactions in accordance with fiscal year obligations.

Sec. 105 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1979 192 Stat. 9657, directed
the Secretary of State to implement projects for the application of solar energy or other forms of
renewable energy in buildings acquired under this section. For text, see page 416.

9 Sec. 21544) of Public Law 89-94 (77 Stat. 121), added “The space in such buildings shall be allotted by the Secretary of State".

Sec. zich of Public Law 88-94 (77 Stat. 122), approved August 12, 1963, repealed sec. 2 of the 1926 Act, establishing the Foreign Service Buildings Commission; sec. 21g) of the 1963 Act repealed all references to the Commission in all of the laws of the United States; and sec. 20 of the 1963 Act repealed sec. llel of Reorganization Plan No. 2 of May 9, 1939 (53 Stat. 1432, 66 Stat. 140). * 22 U.S.C. 294.

Sec. 2cxl) of Public Law 88-94 (70 Stat. 122) deleted the phrases “subject to the direction of the Commission" and "in the judgment of the Commission”.

1o Sec. 1151c) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1992 and 1993 (Public Law 102-138; 105 Stat. 656), inserted "purchases of buildings, for leases, and for".

" Sec. 210X2) of Public Law 88-94 (70 Stat. 122), added “and without regard to (31 U.S.C. 529)",

12 22 U.S.C. 295. 13 Sec. 2d) of Public Law 88-94 (70 Stat. 122), struck out the phrase "subject to the direction of the commission".

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ings have been completed, subsequent expenditures for such purposes may be made out of the appropriations authorized by this Act in amounts authorized by the Congress each year.

(b) 15 For the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of this Act there is hereby authorized to be appropriated, in addition to amounts previously authorized, an amount not to exceed $90,000,000, which shall be available exclusively for payments representing the value, in whole or in part, of property or credits in accordance with the provisions of the Act of July 25, 1946 (60 Stat. 663). Sums appropriated pursuant to this authorization shall remain available until expended.

(c) 16 For the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of this Act there is hereby authorized to be appropriated, in addition to amounts previously authorized, an amount not to exceed $10,000,000, which shall remain available until expended.

(d) In addition to amounts authorized before the date of enactment of this section, there is hereby authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of State

(1) 17 for acquisition by purchase or construction (including acquisition of leaseholds) of sites and buildings in foreign countries under this Act, and for major alterations of buildings acquired under this Act, the following sums

(A) for use in Africa, not to exceed $7,140,000 of which not to exceed $3,270,000 may be appropriated for the fiscal year 1964;

(B) for use in the American Republics, not to exceed $5,360,000, of which not to exceed $4,030,000 may be appropriated for the fiscal year 1964;

(C) for use in Europe, not to exceed $6,839,000, of which not to exceed $1,820,000 may be appropriated for the fiscal year 1964;

(D) for use in the Far East, not to exceed $2,350,000, of which not to exceed $2,220,000 may be appropriated for the fiscal year 1964;

(E) for use in the Near East, not to exceed $2,710,000, of which not to exceed $2,100,000 may be appropriated for the fiscal year 1964;

(F) for facilities for the United States Information Agency, 18 not to exceed $1,125,000, of which not to exceed $720,000 may be appropriated for the fiscal year 1964; and

(G) for facilities for agricultural and defense attaché housing, not to exceed $800,000, of which not to exceed $400,000 may be appropriated for the fiscal year 1964;

14 Sec. 2 of Public Law 82-399 (66 Stat. 140), added the phrase "in amounts authorized by Congress each fiscal year".

15 Subsec.(b) was added by sec. 2 of Public Law 82-399 (66 Stat. 140). 16 Subsec. (c) was added by sec. 49 of Public Law 86-723 (74 Stat. 847). 17 Par. (1) was added by sec. 1 of Public Law 88-94 (77 Stat. 121).

18 Pursuant to sec. 71axl) of Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1977, all functions in subsecs. (dx120F), (901F), (gW1XF), (hX1XC), and (hX1XF), vested in the President, Secretary of State, the Department of State, the Director of the United States Information Agency, and the United States Information Agency by this Act were transferred to the Director of the International Communication Agency. Šec. 303(b) of Public Law 97-241 (96 Stat. 291) substituted “United States Information Agency” for “International Communications Agency" in these subsecs. Subsec. (h*10F) was repealed by Public Law 95-45.

(2) 19 for use to carry out the other purposes of this Act, not to exceed $11,500,000 for the fiscal year 1964, $12,000,000 for the fiscal year 1965, $12,200,000 for the fiscal year 1966,

$12,400,000 for the fiscal year 1967. (e) 20 For the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of this Act in South Vietnam, there is hereby authorized to be appropriated, in addition to amounts previously authorized prior to the enactment of this amendment, $2,600,000, to remain available until expended.

(f) 21 In addition to amounts authorized before the date of enactment of this subsection, there is hereby authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of State

(1) for acquisition by purchase or construction (including acquisition of leaseholds) of sites and buildings in foreign countries under this Act, and for major alterations of buildings acquired under this Act, the following sums—

(A) for use in Africa, not to exceed $5,485,000, of which not to exceed $1,885,000 may be appropriated for the fiscal year 1967;

(B) for use in the American Republics, not to exceed $7,920,000, of which not to exceed $3,585,000 may be appropriated for the fiscal year 1967;

(C) for use in Europe, not to exceed $3,310,000, of which not to exceed $785,000 may be appropriated for the fiscal year 1967;

(D) for use in the Far East, not to exceed $3,150,000, of which not to exceed $2,890,000 may be appropriated for the fiscal year 1967;

(E) for use in the Near East, not to exceed $6,930,000, of which not to exceed $1,890,000 may be appropriated for the fiscal year 1967;

(F) for facilities for the United States Information Agency, 18 not to exceed $615,000, of which not to exceed $430,000 may be appropriated for the fiscal year 1967;

(G) for facilities for agricultural and defense attaché housing, not to exceed $800,000, of which not to exceed $400,000 may be appropriated for the fiscal year 1967; (2) for use to carry out the other purposes of this Act, not to exceed $12,600,000 for the fiscal year 1968, not to exceed $12,750,000 for the fiscal year 1969, not to exceed $13,500,000 for the fiscal year 1970, not to exceed $14,300,000 for the fiscal year 1971, not to exceed $15,000,000 for the fiscal year 1972, and not to exceed $15,900,000 for the fiscal year 1973.

19 Paragraph (2) was added by sec. 1 of Public Law 88-94 (77 Stat. 121); further amended and restated by Public Law 88-414 (78 Stat. 387); further amended by sec. 1(1) of Public Law 89-636 (80 Stat. 881).

20 Subsec. (e) was added by Public Law 89-22 (79 Stat. 112), and amended by sec. 112) of Public Law 89-636 (80 Stat. 881), which struck out “$1,000,000” and inserted "$2,600,000”.

21 Subsec. I was added by sec. 1(3) of Public Law 89-636 (80 Stat. 881). Sums for fiscal years 1970 and 1971 were added by Public Law 90-442 (82 Stat. 461); and for fiscal years 1972 and 1973 by Public Law 91-586 (84 Stat. 1578).

(g) 22 In addition to amounts authorized before the date of enactment of this subsection, there is hereby authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of State

(1) for acquisition by purchase or construction (including acquisition of leaseholds) of sites and buildings in foreign countries under this Act, and for major alterations of buildings acquired under this Act, the following sums

(A) for use in Africa, not to exceed $850,000,23 of which not to exceed $631,000 may be appropriated for the fiscal year 1974;

(B) for use in the American Republics, not to exceed $240,000,24 of which not to exceed $240,000 may be appropriated for the fiscal year 1974;

(C) for use in Europe, not to exceed $682,000,25 of which not to exceed $985,000 may be appropriated for the fiscal year 1974;

(D) for use in Africa, not to exceed $1,243,000,26 of which not to exceed $204,000 may be appropriated for the fiscal year 1974;

(E) for use in the Near East and South Asia, not to exceed $10,433,000,27 of which not to exceed $2,287,000 may be appropriated for the fiscal year 1974;

(F) for facilities for the United States Information Agency, 18 not to exceed $45,000 for use beginning in the fiscal year 1975;

(G) for facilities for agricultural and defense attaché housing, not to exceed $318,000 for use beginning in the fiscal year 1974; and (2) for use to carry out other purposes of this Act for fiscal years 1974 and 1975, $48,532,000,28 of which not to exceed

$23,066,000 28 may be appropriated for fiscal year 1974. (h) 29 In addition to amounts authorized before the date of enactment of this subsection, there is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of State

(1) for acquisition by purchase or construction (including acquisition of leaseholds) of sites and buildings in foreign countries under this Act, and for major alterations of buildings acquired under this Act, the following sums

(A) 30 for use in Europe, not to exceed $225,000 for fiscal

year 1977:

(B) 30 for use in the Near East and South Asia, not to exceed $12,885,000, of which not to exceed $3,985,000 may be appropriated for fiscal year 1976;

22 Subsec. (g) was added by Public Law 93-47, renumbering the old sec. (g) as (h) and inserting this new sec. (g).

23 Sec. 171(aX1) of Public Law 94-141 struck out “$2,190,000” and inserted “$850,000".
24 Sec. 171(am2) of Public Law 94-141 struck out “$375,000” and inserted "$240,000".
25 Sec. 1711a/3) of Public Law 94-141 struck out "$4,780,000" and inserted "$682,900".
26 Sec. 1711a44) of Public Law 94-141 struck out "$2,190,000" and inserted "$1,243,000".
27 Sec. 171(aX5) of Public Law 94-141 struck out “$3,518,000" and inserted “$10,433,000".

28 Sec. 114) of Public Law 92-263 188 Stat. 83) struck out "$45,800,000" and "$21,700,000" and inserted “$48,532,000” and “$23,066,000,” respectively.

29 Sec. 1711b) of Public Law 94-141 redesignated subsec. (h) as subsec. (i) and inserted this new subsec. (h).

30 Sec. 3 of Public Law 95-45 (91 Stat. 221) struck out subpars. (A) through (G) and inserted the new subpars. (A) through (E).

(C) 3 30 for facilities for the United States Information Agency, not to exceed $3,400,000, of which not to exceed $2,800,000 may be appropriated for fiscal year 1976;

(D) 30 for facilities for agricultural and defense attaché housing, not to exceed $150,000 for fiscal year 1977; and

(E) 30 for facilities for the United States Agency for International Development, not to exceed $17,200,000 for

fiscal year 1977; and (2) for use to carry out the other purposes of this Act for fiscal years 1976 and 1977, $73,058,000,31 of which not to

exceed $32,840,000 may be appropriated for fiscal year 1976. (i) 32 (1) Sums appropriated under authority of this Act shall remain available until expended. To the maximum extent feasible, expenditures under this Act shall be made out of foreign currencies owned by or owed to the United States.

(2) 33 Not to exceed 10 per centum of the funds authorized by any subparagraph under paragraph (1) of subsections (d), (f), (g), and (h) of this section may be used for any of the purposes for which funds are authorized under any other subparagraph of any of such paragraph (1).

(3) 34 There are hereby authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of State such additional or supplemental amounts as may be necessary for increases in salary, pay, retirement, or other employee benefits authorized by law.

(1) 35 * * * [Repealed-1994)

SEC. 5.36 For the purposes of this Act the Secretary of State is authorized to supervise, preserve, maintain, operate, and, when deemed necessary, to insure the Foreign Service properties in foreign countries and the other properties acquired in accordance with the provisions of this Act; to rent and insure objects of art; to collect information and formulate plans; and, without regard to civil service and classification laws, to obtain architectural and other expert technical services as may be necessary and pay therefor the scale of professional fees as established by local authority, law or custom, and to make expenditures without regard to that part of 52 Statutes 441 (22 U.S.C. 295a) requiring purchase of articles manufactured in the United States.

SEC. 6.37 The authority granted to acquire sites and buildings by purchase or otherwise shall include authority to acquire leaseholds. 38

31 Sec. 10901) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1977 (Public Law 94350), substituted “$73,058,000" in lieu of “$71,600,000".

32 Subsec. (1) was added by sec. 113) of Public Law 89-636 (80 Stat. 881) and redesignated subsec. (i) by sec. 1711bml) of Public Law 94-141.

33 Par. (2) was added by Public Law 93-47 and revised by sec. 171(b)2) of Public Law 94141.

34 Paragraph (3) was added by Public Law 93-47 of June 22, 1973.

35 Subsec. (j), added by sec. 109(2) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1977 (Public Law 94-350), authorized $30 million in appropriations for Foreign Service buildings in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, was repealed by sec. 503 of Public Law 103-199 (107 Stat. 23271.

36 22 U.S.C. 296. Sec. 5 was amended and restated by sec. 3 of Public Law 82-399 (66 Stat. 140).

37 22 U.S.C. 297. Sec. 6 was amended and restated by sec. 4 of Public Law 82-399 (66 Stat. 140).

38 Sec. 106(b) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1978, struck out the words "of not less than ten years" which formerly appeared at this point.

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