14 U.S. Code § 666 - Local hire
(a) Notwithstanding any other law, each contract awarded by the Coast Guard for construction or services to be performed in whole or in part in a State that has an unemployment rate in excess of the national average rate of unemployment (as determined by the Secretary of Labor) shall include a provision requiring the contractor to employ, for the purpose of performing that portion of the contract in that State, individuals who are local residents and who, in the case of any craft or trade, possess or would be able to acquire promptly the necessary skills. The Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating may waive the requirements of this subsection in the interest of national security or economic efficiency.
Source(Added Pub. L. 101–225, title II, § 206(a),Dec. 12, 1989, 103 Stat. 1912; amended Pub. L. 107–296, title XVII, § 1704(a),Nov. 25, 2002, 116 Stat. 2314; Pub. L. 112–213, title II, § 217(10),Dec. 20, 2012, 126 Stat. 1558.)
2012—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 112–213substituted “of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating” for “of Homeland Security”.
2002—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 107–296substituted “of Homeland Security” for “of Transportation”.
Effective Date of 2002 Amendment