It is recognized that the continued dependence on overseas sources of supply for strategic or critical minerals and metals during periods of threatening world conflict or of political instability within those nations controlling the sources of supply of such materials gravely endangers the present and future economy and security of the United States. It is therefore declared to be the policy of the Congress that each department and agency of the Federal Government charged with responsibilities concerning the discovery, development, production, and acquisition of strategic or critical minerals and metals shall undertake to decrease further and to eliminate where possible the dependency of the United States on overseas sources of supply of each such material.
(Aug. 7, 1953, ch. 339, §2, 67 Stat. 417.)
Section 1 of act Aug. 7, 1953, provided: “That this Act [enacting sections 2181 to 2183 of this Appendix] may be cited as the ‘Domestic Minerals Program Extension Act of 1953’.”
In accordance with the declaration of policy set forth in section 2 of this Act [section 2181 of this Appendix], the termination dates of all purchase programs designed to stimulate the domestic production of tungsten, manganese, chromite, mica, asbestos, beryl, and columbium-tantalum-bearing ores and concentrates and established by regulations issued pursuant to the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended [sections 2061 to 2170, 2171, and 2172 of this Appendix], shall be extended an additional two years: Provided, That this section is not intended and shall not be construed to limit or restrict the regulatory agencies from extending the termination dates of these programs beyond the two-year extension periods provided by this section or from increasing the quantity of materials that may be delivered and accepted under these programs as permitted by existing statutory authority: Provided further, That the extended termination date provided by this section for the columbium-tantalum purchase program shall not apply to the purchase of columbium-tantalum-bearing ores and concentrates of foreign origin.
(Aug. 7, 1953, ch. 339, §3, 67 Stat. 417.)
In order that those persons who produce or who plan to produce under purchase programs established pursuant to Public Law 774 (Eighty-first Congress) [sections 2061 to 2170, 2171, and 2172 of this Appendix] and Public Law 96 (Eighty-second Congress) may be in position to plan their investment and production with due regard to requirements, the responsible agencies controlling such purchase programs are directed to publish at the end of each calendar quarter the amounts of each of the ores and concentrates referred to in section 3 [section 2182 of this Appendix] purchased in that quarter and the total amounts of each which have been purchased under the program.
(Aug. 7, 1953, ch. 339, §4, 67 Stat. 417.)
Public Law 774 (Eighty-first Congress), referred to in text, means act Sept. 8, 1950, ch. 932, 64 Stat. 798, as amended, known as the Defense Production Act of 1950, which is classified to sections 2061 et seq. of this Appendix. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see section 2061 of this Appendix and Tables.
Public Law 96 (Eighty-second Congress), referred to in text, means act July 31, 1951, ch. 275, 65 Stat. 131, known as the Defense Production Act Amendments of 1951, which amended sections 1884, 1892 to 1896, 1898, 1899, 2071, 2072, 2074, 2081, 2093, 2094, 2102, 2103, 2105, 2109, 2122, 2123, 2131, 2133, 2135, 2151, 2153 to 2156, 2160, and 2163a to 2166 of this Appendix, repealed section 694f of former Title 38, Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans’ Relief, and enacted provisions set out as notes under sections 1907 and 2061 of this Appendix. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title of 1951 Amendment note set out under section 2061 of this Appendix and Tables.