(a)A Secretary of a military department may not prescribe a regulation under this title or any other law, relating to the pay and allowances of members of an armed force under that department, unless it has been approved under procedures prescribed by the Secretary of Defense.
(b)Regulations of the Secretary concerned relating to pay and allowances matters, similar to those covered by subsection (a), for members of the Coast Guard, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Public Health Service, shall, as far as practicable, conform to regulations approved under that subsection.
(c)The Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Secretary of Commerce, or the Secretary of Health and Human Services, may obtain from the Comptroller General an advisory opinion with respect to a proposed regulation especially affecting a department under that Secretary’s jurisdiction.
In subsection (a), the words “within the Department of Defense” are omitted as surplusage. The words “members of the armed forces” are substituted for the words “military personnel”.
In subsection (b), the words “conform to” are substituted for the words “agree with”.
In subsection (c), the words “or departments” are omitted, since, under section
1 of title
1, words importing the singular include and apply to several persons, parties, or things.
2002—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 107–296substituted “Secretary of Homeland Security” for “Secretary of Transportation”.
1991—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 102–25struck out “of this section” after “subsection (a)”.
1980—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 96–513, § 516(22)(A), substituted “National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration” for “Environmental Science Services Administration”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 96–513, § 516(22)(B), substituted “Secretary of Health and Human Services” for “Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare”.
1968—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 90–623substituted “Secretary of Transportation” for “Secretary of the Treasury”.
1966—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 89–718substituted “Environmental Science Services Administration” for “Coast and Geodetic Survey”, and inserted “and allowances” between “pay” and “matters”.
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 Title
10, Armed Forces.
Amendment by Pub. L. 90–623intended to restate without substantive change the law in effect on Oct. 22, 1968, see section 6 ofPub. L. 90–623, set out as a note under section
5334 of Title
5, Government Organization and Employees.
Transfer of Functions
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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