(a)Whenever the Coast Guard operates as a service in the Navy under section
3 of title
14, the Secretary of the Navy has the same powers and duties with respect to the Coast Guard as the Secretary of Homeland Security has when the Coast Guard is not so operating.
(b)While operating as a service in the Navy, the Coast Guard is subject to the orders of the Secretary of the Navy, who may order changes in Coast Guard operations to make them uniform, to the extent he considers advisable, with Navy operations.
Subsection (a) is derived from 14 U.S.C. 5, andsubsection (b) from the second sentence of 14 U.S.C. 3. These provisions are duplicated in this title for the purpose of producing a statement of the general powers of the Secretary of the Navy in this important area.
2002—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 107–296substituted “Secretary of Homeland Security” for “Secretary of Transportation”.
1980—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 96–513substituted “Secretary of Transportation” for “Secretary of the Treasury”.
Effective Date of 2002 Amendment
Amendment by Pub. L. 107–296effective on the date of transfer of the Coast Guard to the Department of Homeland Security, see section 1704(g) ofPub. L. 107–296, set out as a note under section
101 of this title.
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