10 U.S. Code § 7310 - Overhaul, repair, etc. of vessels in foreign shipyards: restrictions
(a) Vessels With Homeport in United States or Guam.— A naval vessel (or any other vessel under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Navy) the homeport of which is in the United States or Guam may not be overhauled, repaired, or maintained in a shipyard outside the United States or Guam, other than in the case of voyage repairs.
(b) Vessel Changing Homeports.—
(1) In the case of a naval vessel the homeport of which is not in the United States (or a territory of the United States), the Secretary of the Navy may not during the 15-month period preceding the planned reassignment of the vessel to a homeport in the United States (or a territory of the United States) begin any work for the overhaul, repair, or maintenance of the vessel that is scheduled to be for a period of more than six months.
(2) In the case of a naval vessel the homeport of which is in the United States (or a territory of the United States), the Secretary of the Navy shall during the 15-month period preceding the planned reassignment of the vessel to a homeport not in the United States (or a territory of the United States) perform in the United States (or a territory of the United States) any work for the overhaul, repair, or maintenance of the vessel that is scheduled—
(1) The Secretary of the Navy shall submit to Congress each year, at the time that the President’s budget is submitted to Congress that year under section 1105 (a) of title 31, a report listing all repairs and maintenance performed on any covered naval vessel that has undergone work for the repair of the vessel in any shipyard outside the United States or Guam (in this section referred to as a “foreign shipyard”) during the fiscal year preceding the fiscal year in which the report is submitted.
(2) The report shall include the percentage of the annual ship repair budget of the Navy that was spent on repair of covered naval vessels in foreign shipyards during the fiscal year covered by the report.
(3) Except as provided in paragraph (4), the report also shall include the following with respect to each covered naval vessel:
(C) The category of repair and whether the repair qualified as voyage repair as defined in Commander Military Sealift Command Instruction 4700.15C (September 13, 2007) or Joint Fleet Maintenance Manual (Commander Fleet Forces Command Instruction 4790.3 Revision A, Change 7), Volume III. Scheduled availabilities are to be considered as a composite and reported as a single entity without individual repair and maintenance items listed separately.
(F) The cost of the repair and the amount (if any) that the cost of the repair was less than or greater than the cost of the repair provided for in the contract.
(G) The schedule for repair, the amount of work accomplished (stated in terms of work days), whether the repair was accomplished on schedule, and, if not so accomplished, the reason for the schedule over-run.
(4) In the case of a covered vessel described in subparagraph (C) of paragraph (5), the report shall not be required to include the information described in subparagraphs (A), (E), (F), (G), and (I) of paragraph (3).
(5) In this subsection, the term “covered naval vessel” means any of the following:
Source(Added and amended Pub. L. 103–160, div. A, title III, § 367, title VIII, § 824(b),Nov. 30, 1993, 107 Stat. 1632, 1710; Pub. L. 104–106, div. A, title X, § 1017,Feb. 10, 1996, 110 Stat. 425; Pub. L. 109–364, div. A, title X, § 1014,Oct. 17, 2006, 120 Stat. 2376; Pub. L. 110–417, [div. A], title X, § 1012,Oct. 14, 2008, 122 Stat. 4584; Pub. L. 112–239, div. A, title III, § 344,Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 1700.)
A prior section 7310, added Pub. L. 97–295, § 1(49)(A),Oct. 12, 1982, 96 Stat. 1298, related to policy for constructing combatant vessels, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 103–160, § 824(a)(8).
2013—Subsec. (c)(3). Pub. L. 112–239, § 344(1)(A), substituted “Except as provided in paragraph (4), the report” for “The report” in introductory provisions.
Subsec. (c)(3)(A). Pub. L. 112–239, § 344(1)(B), inserted “and operational justification” after “justification under law”.
Subsec. (c)(4). Pub. L. 112–239, § 344(3), added par. (4). Former par. (4) redesignated (5).
Subsec. (c)(5). Pub. L. 112–239, § 344(2), redesignated par. (4) as (5).
Subsec. (c)(5)(C). Pub. L. 112–239, § 344(4), added subpar. (C).
2008—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 110–417added subsec. (c).
2006—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 109–364inserted “or Guam” after “United States” in heading and after “in the United States” in text.
1996—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 104–106inserted “or Guam” after “outside the United States”.
1993—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 103–160, § 367, amended subsec. (b) generally, designating existing provisions as par. (1) and adding par. (2).
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