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§ 176. —  Mass Book Deacidification Facility; operation by Librarian of Congress.

[Laws in effect as of January 24, 2002]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 24, 2002 and December 19, 2002]
[CITE: 2USC176]

                          TITLE 2--THE CONGRESS
                     CHAPTER 5--LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Sec. 176. Mass Book Deacidification Facility; operation by 
        Librarian of Congress
    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Librarian of 
Congress shall equip, furnish, operate, and maintain the Library of 
Congress Mass Book Deacidification Facility.

(Pub. L. 98-427, Sec. 2, Sept. 28, 1984, 98 Stat. 1656.)

                   Authorization To Construct Facility

    Section 1 of Pub. L. 98-427 provided: ``That the Librarian of 
Congress is authorized and directed, subject to the supervision and 
construction authority of a Federal civilian or military agency, to 
construct the Library of Congress Mass Book Deacidification Facility in 
accordance with the general design developed by the Library of Congress 
and reviewed by the Architect of the Capitol, as set forth in the 
document entitled `Library of Congress Mass Book Deacidification 
Facility, Engineering, Design, and Cost Estimate and Drawings', dated 
December 1983. Such facility shall be constructed on Federal property 
within seventy-five miles of the United States Capitol Building.''

                     Authorization of Appropriation

    Section 3 of Pub. L. 98-427 provided that: ``There are authorized to 
be appropriated for fiscal years beginning after September 30, 1983, 
sums not to exceed $11,500,000 to carry out the provisions of this Act 
[enacting this section and a provision set out as a note under this 

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