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Government failed to collect more than $700,000 in royalties.
Budget proposal seeks to repeal restrictions Congress recently placed on public-private competitions.
But administration's plan predicts a surplus by fiscal 2012.
Request comes amid Hill’s call for an investigation into agency operations.
Bush administration’s 2009 budget request represents almost 7 percent increase over this year’s spending.
Agency officials had said closing the labs would consolidate efforts and make testing more efficient.