(a)The Secretary of the Navy may make such expenditures as he considers appropriate to prevent accidents and to promote the safety and occupational health of—
(1)members of the naval service on active duty;
(2)civilian officers and employees of the Department of the Navy;
(3)members of the Coast Guard when it is operating as a service in the Navy; and
(4)members of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration serving with the Navy.
The expenditures may include payments for clothing, equipment, and other materials necessary for the purposes of this section. Any appropriation available for the activities in which the personnel are engaged shall be available for these purposes.
(b)The Secretary, to the extent he considers proper, may delegate the authority conferred by this section to any person in the Department of the Navy, with or without the authority to make successive redelegations.
In subsection (a) the word “maintenance” is omitted as surplusage.
In subsection (b) the words “except the authority to prescribe regulations” are omitted, since 5 U.S.C. 421e(b) contains no authority for the Secretary of the Navy to prescribe regulations for the administration of that section.
1980—Subsec. (a)(4). Pub. L. 96–513substituted “National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration” for “Environmental Science Services Administration”.
1966—Subsec. (a)(4). Pub. L. 89–718substituted “Environmental Science Services Administration” for “Coast and Geodetic Survey”.
For transfer of authorities, functions, personnel, and assets of the Coast Guard, including the authorities and functions of the Secretary of Transportation relating thereto, to the Department of Homeland Security, and for treatment of related references, see sections
557 of Title
6, Domestic Security, and the Department of Homeland Security Reorganization Plan of November 25, 2002, as modified, set out as a note under section
542 of Title
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