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expenditures that will be required over the next several years to alter or reconfigure existing instrumentation.

It is also important to note that $4.5 million has been redirected within the Salaries and Expenses base: $2.5 million of this being made available for programs in biological sciences from the closure of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center facility at Rockville.  Funding of base shortages in the Office of Protection Services will be provided by redirection of savings related to the elimination of summer hours and completion of the proprietary alarm system.  The annualization cost of Quadrangle personnel will be met through redirection of fiscal year 1987 one time Quadrangle support costs.

A total of $36.6 million is requested for design, construction, improvement, and renovation of the Institution's facilities.  In the Restoration and Renovation account, funding of $19.1 million ($3 million over target) is sought for the phased repair of facades, roofs, and terraces; fire detection and suppression systems; improvements to utility systems and correction of hazardous conditions, including the PCB abatement program; and modifications to improve space utilization.  Components of the Construction request (all over target) are $4.5 million for a new base camp at the Whipple Observatory, $2.8 million for the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute's Barro Colorado Island lab and research facilities, and $1.35 million in planning and design for future projects.  Requested Zoo construction and improvements total $8.8 million ($4 million over target) and include $3.0 million for renovation of the old Zoo hospital into a modern research facility and $3.3 million for entranceway and Olmsted Walk construction and landscaping.
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