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Reported to House amended (05/09/1983)

(Reported to House from the Committee on Science and Technology with amendment, H.Rept. 98-95)

National Bureau of Standards Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1984 - Authorizes appropriations to carry out the activities performed by the Bureau of Standards for FY 1984, including: (1) measurement research and standards; (2) engineering measurements and standards; (3) computer science and technology; (4) Core Research Program for Innovation and Productivity; (5) Technical Competence Fund; (6) Fire Research Center; and (7) central technical support.

Limits the amount of excess foreign currency obligation which the Bureau may incur.

Requires that sufficient income from the Working Capital Fund remain outside the general fund of the Treasury to ensure the availability of working capital necessary to replace equipment and inventories for the Bureau.

Authorizes additional appropriations for: (1) the Office of Productivity, Technology, and Innovation; (2) the National Technical Information Service to make Japanese science and technology literature available in the United States; and (3) necessary salary adjustments.

Permits the transfer of funds among line items within ten percent of the amount authorized. Requires 30 days notice to the appropriate committees of Congress of any transfer of funds in excess of ten percent.

Directs the Secretary of Commerce to charge other agencies for services the Bureau performs at their request. Permits the waiver of such charge as specified.