A-21371, JANUARY 26, 1928, 7 COMP. GEN. 447

A-21371: Jan 26, 1928

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IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATIONS. FOR THE PURPOSE OF INVESTIGATING WATERPROOFING AGENTS FOR CONCRETE IS NOT AUTHORIZED. 1928: THERE IS RETURNED WITHOUT COUNTERSIGNATURE. IN WHICH IT IS PROPOSED TO TRANSFER THE SUM OF $500 FROM THE APPROPRIATION "MAINTENANCE. WHICH THE BUREAU OF STANDARDS IS UNABLE TO PERFORM WITHIN THE LIMITS OF ITS APPROPRIATIONS. SUCH AMOUNTS SHALL BE PLACED TO THE CREDIT OF THE BUREAU OF STANDARDS FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF WORK FOR THE DEPARTMENT OR ESTABLISHMENT FROM WHICH THE TRANSFER IS MADE. 000: * * * THERE IS NOTHING IN THIS APPROPRIATION. INDICATING THAT IT IS OR WAS INTENDED TO BE "AVAILABLE FOR SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION.'. IT MUST BE HELD THAT NO PART OF SAID APPROPRIATION IS AVAILABLE FOR TRANSFER TO THE BUREAU OF STANDARDS UNDER THE PROVISION OF THE ACT OF FEBRUARY 24.

A-21371, JANUARY 26, 1928, 7 COMP. GEN. 447

DEPARTMENTS AND ESTABLISHMENTS - TRANSFER OF APPROPRIATIONS AS THE APPROPRIATION "MAINTENANCE, BUREAU OF YARDS AND DOCKS, 1928," NAVY DEPARTMENT, IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATIONS, THE TRANSFER OF MONEYS THEREUNDER TO AN APPROPRIATION OF THE SAME TITLE UNDER THE BUREAU OF STANDARDS, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, FOR THE PURPOSE OF INVESTIGATING WATERPROOFING AGENTS FOR CONCRETE IS NOT AUTHORIZED.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL TO THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY, JANUARY 26, 1928:

THERE IS RETURNED WITHOUT COUNTERSIGNATURE, NAVY DEPARTMENT TRANSFER APPROPRIATION WARRANT NO. 46, IN WHICH IT IS PROPOSED TO TRANSFER THE SUM OF $500 FROM THE APPROPRIATION "MAINTENANCE, BUREAU OF YARDS AND DOCKS, 1928" UNDER AN APPROPRIATION OF THE SAME TITLE, BUREAU OF STANDARDS, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, FOR THE PURPOSE OF CONDUCTING INVESTIGATIONS TO DETERMINE THE VALUE OF WATERPROOFING AGENTS FOR CONCRETE, CITING AS AUTHORITY THEREFOR THE PROVISIONS OF THE ACT OF FEBRUARY 24, 1927, 44 STAT. 1210.

SAID ACT PROVIDES:

DURING THE FISCAL YEAR 1928 THE HEAD OF ANY DEPARTMENT OR INDEPENDENT ESTABLISHMENT OF THE GOVERNMENT HAVING FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATIONS AND REQUIRING COOPERATIVE WORK BY THE BUREAU OF STANDARDS ON SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATIONS WITHIN THE SCOPE OF THE FUNCTIONS OF THAT BUREAU, AND WHICH THE BUREAU OF STANDARDS IS UNABLE TO PERFORM WITHIN THE LIMITS OF ITS APPROPRIATIONS, MAY, WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE, TRANSFER TO THE BUREAU OF STANDARDS SUCH SUMS AS MAY BE NECESSARY TO CARRY ON SUCH INVESTIGATIONS. THE SECRETARY OF THE TREASURY SHALL TRANSFER ON THE BOOKS OF THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT ANY SUMS WHICH MAY BE AUTHORIZED HEREUNDER, AND SUCH AMOUNTS SHALL BE PLACED TO THE CREDIT OF THE BUREAU OF STANDARDS FOR THE PERFORMANCE OF WORK FOR THE DEPARTMENT OR ESTABLISHMENT FROM WHICH THE TRANSFER IS MADE, INCLUDING, WHERE NECESSARY, COMPENSATION FOR PERSONAL SERVICES IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AND IN THE FIELD.

THE APPROPRIATION,"MAINTENANCE, BUREAU OF YARDS AND DOCKS, 1928," AS MADE BY THE ACT OF MARCH 2, 1927, 44 STAT. 1289, PROVIDES AS FOLLOWS:

FOR THE LABOR, MATERIALS, AND SUPPLIES NECESSARY, AS DETERMINED BY THE SECRETARY OF THE NAVY, FOR THE GENERAL MAINTENANCE OF THE ACTIVITIES AND PROPERTIES NOW OR HEREAFTER UNDER THE COGNIZANCE OF THE BUREAU OF YARDS AND DOCKS, INCLUDING THE PURCHASE, EXCHANGE (INCLUDING PARTS), MAINTENANCE, REPAIR, AND OPERATION OF PASSENGER-CARRYING VEHICLES FOR THE NAVY DEPARTMENT (NOT TO EXCEED EIGHT IN NUMBER) AND THE NAVAL ESTABLISHMENT NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, AND INCLUDING NOT TO EXCEED $975,000 FOR CLERICAL, INSPECTION, DRAFTING, MESSENGER, AND OTHER CLASSIFIED WORK IN THE FIELD, $7,000,000: * * *

THERE IS NOTHING IN THIS APPROPRIATION, EITHER IN SPECIFIC TERMS OR BY NECESSARY IMPLICATION, INDICATING THAT IT IS OR WAS INTENDED TO BE "AVAILABLE FOR SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION.' THEREFORE, IT MUST BE HELD THAT NO PART OF SAID APPROPRIATION IS AVAILABLE FOR TRANSFER TO THE BUREAU OF STANDARDS UNDER THE PROVISION OF THE ACT OF FEBRUARY 24, 1927, SUPRA.

ACCORDINGLY, YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THE TRANSFER OF FUNDS AS PROPOSED BY THE WARRANT IS NOT AUTHORIZED.