33 U.S. Code § 2321 - Operation and maintenance of hydroelectric facilities

Activities currently performed by personnel under the direction of the Secretary in connection with the operation and maintenance of hydroelectric power generating facilities at Corps of Engineers water resources projects are to be considered as inherently governmental functions and not commercial activities. This section does not prohibit contracting out major maintenance or other functions which are currently contracted out or studying services not directly connected with project maintenance and operations.


(Pub. L. 101–640, title III, § 314,Nov. 28, 1990, 104 Stat. 4641.)

Section was enacted as part of the Water Resources Development Act of 1990, and not as part of the Water Resources Development Act of 1986 which comprises this chapter.
“Secretary” Defined

Secretary means the Secretary of the Army, see section 2 ofPub. L. 101–640, set out as a note under section 2201 of this title.

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