12 USC 1438 - Administrative expenses

(a) Repealed. Pub. L. 101–73, title VII, § 712, Aug. 9, 1989, 103 Stat. 419 
(b) Repealed. Pub. L. 110–289, div. A , title II, § 1204(2), July 30, 2008, 122 Stat. 2786 
(c) Quarters and facilities; advances of funds; obligations of United States; legal investments; approval of plans and designs; custody, management, and control; receipts; expense exclusions; property defined; budget preparation program; audit; zoning regulations; delegation of functions; limitation on obligations 

(1) The Director of the Office of Thrift Supervision, utilizing the services of the Administrator of General Services (hereinafter referred to as the Administrator), and subject to any limitation hereon which may hereafter be imposed in appropriation Acts, is hereby authorized

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(A) to acquire, in the name of the United States, real property in the District of Columbia, for the purposes set forth in this subsection;
(B) to construct, develop, furnish, and equip such buildings thereon and such facilities as in its judgment may be appropriate to provide, to such extent as the Director of the Office of Thrift Supervision may deem advisable, suitable and adequate quarters and facilities for the Director of the Office of Thrift Supervision and the agencies under its administration or supervision;
(C) to enlarge, remodel, or reconstruct any of the same; and
(D) to make or enter into contracts for any of the foregoing.
(2) The Director of the Office of Thrift Supervision may require of the respective banks, and they shall make to the Director of the Office of Thrift Supervision, such advances of funds for the purposes set out in paragraph (1) as in the sole judgment of the Director of the Office of Thrift Supervision may from time to time be advisable. Such advances shall be in addition to the assessments authorized in subsection (b) of this section and shall be apportioned by the Director of the Office of Thrift Supervision among the banks in proportion to the total assets of the respective banks, determined in such manner and as of such times as the Director of the Office of Thrift Supervision may prescribe. Each such advance shall bear interest at the rate of 41/2 per centum per annum from the date of the advance and shall be repaid by the Director of the Office of Thrift Supervision in such installments and over such period, not longer than twenty-five years from the making of the advance, as the Director of the Office of Thrift Supervision may determine. Payments of interest and principal upon such advances shall be made from receipts of the Director of the Office of Thrift Supervision or from other sources which may from time to time be available to the Director of the Office of Thrift Supervision. The obligation of the Director of the Office of Thrift Supervision to make any such payment shall not be regarded as an obligation of the United States. To such extent as the Director of the Office of Thrift Supervision may prescribe any such obligation shall be regarded as a legal investment for the purposes of subsections (g) and (h) of section 1431 of this title and for the purposes of section 1436 of this title.
(3) The plans and designs for such buildings and facilities and for any such enlargement, remodeling, or reconstruction shall, to such extent as the chairperson of[1] the Director of the Office of Thrift Supervision may request, be subject to his approval.
(4) Upon the making of arrangements mutually agreeable to the Director of the Office of Thrift Supervision and the Administrator, which arrangements may be modified from time to time by mutual agreement between them and may include but shall not be limited to the making of payments by the Director of the Office of Thrift Supervision and such agencies to the Administrator and by the Administrator to the Director of the Office of Thrift Supervision, the custody, management, and control of such buildings and facilities and of such real property shall be vested in the Administrator in accordance therewith. Until the making of such arrangements such custody, management, and control, including the assignment and allotment and the reassignment and reallotment of building and other space, shall be vested in the Director of the Office of Thrift Supervision.
(5) Any proceeds (including advances) received by the Director of the Office of Thrift Supervision in connection with this subsection, and any proceeds from the sale or other disposition of real or other property acquired by the Director of the Office of Thrift Supervision under this subsection, shall be considered as receipts of the Director of the Office of Thrift Supervision, and obligations and expenditures of the Director of the Office of Thrift Supervision and such agencies in connection with this subsection shall not be considered as administrative expenses. As used in this subsection, the term property shall include interests in property.
(6) With respect to its functions under this subsection the Director of the Office of Thrift Supervision shall
(A)  annually prepare and submit a budget program as provided in chapter 91 of title 31 with regard to wholly owned Government corporations, and for purposes of this sentence, the terms wholly owned Government corporations and Government corporations, wherever used in such chapter, shall include the Director of the Office of Thrift Supervision, and

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(B)  maintain an integral set of accounts which shall be audited by the Government Accountability Office in accordance with the principles and procedures applicable to commercial corporate transactions as provided in such title, and no other settlement or adjustment shall be required with respect to transactions under this subsection or with respect to claims, demands, or accounts by or against any person arising thereunder. The first budget program shall be for the first full fiscal year beginning on or after the date of the enactment of this subsection. Except as otherwise provided in this subsection or by the Director of the Office of Thrift Supervision, the provisions of this subsection and the functions thereby or thereunder subsisting shall be applicable and exercisable notwithstanding and without regard to the Act of June 20, 1938, except that the proviso of section 16 thereof shall apply to any building constructed under this subsection, and section 306 of the Act of July 30, 1947 (61 Stat. 584), or any other provision of law relating to the construction, alteration, repair, or furnishing of public or other buildings or structures or the obtaining of sites therefor, but any person or body in whom any such function is vested may provide for delegation or redelegation of the exercise of such function.
(7) No obligation shall be incurred and no expenditure, except in liquidation of obligation, shall be made pursuant to the first two subparagraphs of paragraph (1) of this subsection if the total amount of all obligations incurred pursuant thereto would thereupon exceed $13,200,000, or such greater amount as may be provided in an appropriation Act or other law.
[1] So in original. Words “the chairperson of” probably should not appear.