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[88 7341 to 7345. Repealed. P.L. 103-160, §824(a)(9), Nov. 30, 1993, 107 Stat. 1708]
Sec. 7361. 7362.
CHAPTER 637–SALVAGE FACILITIES
Naval salvage facilities: contracts for commercial facilities.
Transfer of equipment: contract provisions.
Settlement of claims.
Disposition of receipts.
§ 7361. Naval salvage facilities: contracts for commercial facilities
(a) The Secretary of the Navy may provide, by contract or otherwise, necessary salvage facilities for public and private vessels upon such terms as he determines to be in the best interest of the United States.
(b) The Secretary shall submit to the Secretary of Transportation for recommendation and comment each proposed contract for salvage facilities that affects the interests of the Department of Transportation.
(c) Term contracts for salvage facilities may be made under this section only if—
(1) the Secretary of the Navy determines that available commercial salvage facilities are inadequate to meet the requirements of national defense; and
(2) public notice of the intention to enter into the contracts has been given in a manner and for a period that will, in the Secretary's judgment, provide the maximum competition for such contracts among commercial salvage organizations.
(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 455; Aug. 6, 1981, P.L. 97–31, § 12(3XD), 95 Stat. 154.) §7362. Commercial use of naval facilities
The Secretary of the Navy may acquire or transfer, by charter or otherwise, for operation by private salvage companies, such vessels and equipment as he considers necessary.
(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 455.)
§ 7363. Transfer of equipment: contract provisions
Before any salvage vessel or salvage gear is sold, chartered, leased, lent, or otherwise transferred by the Department of the Navy to any private party, the transferee must agree in writing with the Department that the vessel or gear will be used to support organized offshore salvage facilities for a period of as many years as the Secretary considers appropriate. The agreement shall contain such other provisions as the Secretary considers appropriate to assure the fulfillment of the undertaking.
(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 455.)
[§ 7364. Repealed. P.L. 103-355, § 2001(j)(1), Oct. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 3303]
§7365. Settlement of claims
The Secretary of the Navy, or his designee, may consider, ascertain, adjust, determine, compromise, or settle and receive payment of any claim by the United States for salvage services rendered by the Department of the Navy.
(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 456; Aug. 29, 1972, P.L. 92–417, § 1(4), 86 Stat. 654.) [§ 7366. Repealed. P.L. 103–160, § 824(a)(10), Nov. 30, 1993, 107 Stat. 1708]
§7367. Disposition of receipts
Money received under this chapter shall be credited to appropriations for maintaining salvage facilities by the Department of the Navy. However, if the amount received in any year exceeds the cost incurred by the Navy during that year in giving and maintaining salvage services, the excess shall be covered into the Treasury. (Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 456.)
CHAPTER 645-PROCUREMENT OF SUPPLIES AND
Contracts for research.
Tolls and fares: payment or reimbursement.
Marine mammals: use for national defense purposes.
[§ 7521. Repealed. P.L. 103-355, §2001(j) (3)(C), Oct. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 3303]
§ 7522. Contracts for research
(a) The Secretary of the Navy and, by direction of the Secretary, the Chief of Naval Research and the chiefs of bureaus may, without advertising, make contracts or amendments or modifications of contracts for services and materials necessary to conduct research and to make or secure reports, tests, models, or apparatus. A contractor supplying such services or materials need not be required to furnish a bond.
(b) This section does not authorize the use of the cost-plus-apercentage-of-cost system of contracting.
(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 464; Dec. 12, 1980, P.L. 96–513, §513(38), 94 Stat. 2934; Sept. 13, 1982, P.L. 97-258, §3(b)(9), 96 Stat. 1064; Oct. 19, 1984, P.L. 98-525, § 1405(56)(B), 98 Stat. 2626; Oct. 13, 1994, P.L. 103–355, § 2001(j)(2), 108 Stat. 3303.)
§ 7523. Tolls and fares: payment or reimbursement
Naval appropriations chargeable for transportation or travel are available for the payment or reimbursement of ferry, bridge, and similar tolls and of streetcar, bus, and similar fares. (Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 464.)
§ 7524. Marine mammals: use for national defense purposes
(a) AUTHORITY.-Subject to subsection (c), the Secretary of Defense may authorize the taking of not more than 25 marine mammals each year for national defense purposes. Any such authorization may be made only with the concurrence of the Secretary of Commerce and after consultation with the Marine Mammal Commission established by section 201 of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. 1401).
(b) HUMANE TREATMENT REQUIRED.-A mammal taken under this section shall be captured, supervised, cared for, transported, and deployed in a humane manner consistent with conditions established by the Secretary of Commerce.
(c) PROTECTION FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES.-A mammal may not be taken under this section if the mammal is determined to be a member of an endangered or threatened species under section 4 of the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1533).
(d) APPLICATION OF OTHER ACT.-This section applies without regard to the provisions of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.).
(Added P.L. 99–661, § 1354(a), Nov. 14, 1986, 100 Stat. 3996.)