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|Public Law 87-689||Materials on public lands. Sale.|
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|Public Law 87-689||Report to Congress.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 2 of the Act of July 31, 1947 (61 Stat. 681; 30 U. S. C. 602), is hereby amended to read as follows:
"SEC. 2. (a) The Secretary shall dispose of materials under this Act to the highest responsible qualified bidder after formal advertising and such other public notice as he deems appropriate: Provided, however, That the Secretary may authorize negotiation of a contract for the disposal of materials if—
"(1) the contract is for the sale of less than two hundred fifty
thousand board-feet of timber; or, if
"(2) the contract is for the disposal of materials to be used in connection with a public works improvement program on behalf
of a Federal, State, or local governmental agency and the public
exigency will not permit the delay incident to advertising; or, if
"(3) the contract is for the disposal of property for which it is impracticable to obtain competition.
"(b) A report shall be made to Congress on January 1 and July 1 of each year of the contracts made under clauses (2) and (3) of subsection (a) during the period since the date of the last report. The report shall—
"(1) name each purchaser;
"(2) furnish the appraised value of the material involved;
"(3) state the amount of each contract;
"(4) describe the circumstances leading to the determination that the contract should be entered into by negotiation instead of competitive bidding after formal advertising."
The Act of March 4, 1913 (37 Stat. 1015), as amended by the Act of July 3, 1926 (44 Stat. 896; 16 U. S. C. 614-615), is hereby repealed. Rights and liabilities existing under that Act on the date of the enactment of this Act shall not be affected thereby.
Approved, September 25, 1962.