(a)A member of a uniformed service may be directed, by regulations of the head of the department or agency in which he is serving, to procure transportation necessary for conducting official business of the United States within the limits of his station. Expenses so incurred by the member for train, bus, streetcar, taxicab, ferry, bridge, and similar fares and tolls, or for the use of privately owned vehicles at a fixed rate a mile plus parking fees, shall be defrayed by the department or agency under which he is serving, or the member is entitled to be reimbursed for the expense.
(1)Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary concerned, a member of a uniformed service who performs emergency duty described in paragraph (2) is entitled to travel and transportation allowances under section
474 of this title for that duty.
(2)The emergency duty referred to in paragraph (1) is duty that—
(A)is performed by a member under emergency circumstances that threaten injury to property of the Federal Government or human life;
(B)is performed at a location within the limits of the member’s station (other than at the residence or normal duty location of the member);
(C)is performed pursuant to the direction of competent authority; and
(D)requires the member’s use of overnight accommodations.
(c)No travel or transportation allowance, payment, or reimbursement may be provided under this section for travel that begins after the travel authorities transition expiration date.
The words “(as defined in the Career Compensation Act of 1949, as amended)” and “so directed” are omitted as surplusage. The words “official business of the United States” are substituted for the words “official Government business”.
Section 631(f)(4)(A) ofPub. L. 112–81, which directed that this title be amended by conforming any references to sections of this title which were transferred and redesignated by “subsection (c)” of section
631, was executed by conforming the references to those sections as transferred and redesignated by subsection (d) ofsection
631, to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
2011—Pub. L. 112–81, § 631(d)(2), renumbered section
408 of this title as this section.
Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 112–81, § 631(f)(4)(A), substituted “474” for “404”. See Codification note above.
1991—Pub. L. 102–190designated existing provisions as subsec. (a) and added subsec. (b).
1987—Pub. L. 100–26substituted “privately owned” for “privately-owned”.
1985—Pub. L. 99–145inserted “plus parking fees” after “fixed rate a mile”.
Effective Date of 1985 Amendment
Section 619(b) ofPub. L. 99–145provided that: “The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall apply with respect to parking fees incurred after September 30, 1985.”
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