37 U.S. Code § 481 - Travel and transportation allowances: administrative provisions

(a) For the administration of sections 474 (a), (b), and (d)–(f), 474a, 475, 475a, 476(a)–(f), 477, 479, and 480 of this title, the Secretaries concerned shall prescribe regulations that are, as far as practicable, uniform for all of the uniformed services.
(b) In establishing the rates and kinds of allowances authorized by the sections of this title designated by subsection (a), the Secretaries concerned shall—
(1) consider the average cost of common carrier transportation when prescribing a monetary allowance in place of transportation;
(2) consider the current economic data on the cost of subsistence, including lodging and other necessary incidental expenses related thereto, when prescribing per diem rates and designating areas as high cost areas; and
(3) consider the average cost of transportation and current economic data on the cost of subsistence, including lodging and other necessary incidental expenses relating thereto, when prescribing mileage allowances.
(c) The Secretaries concerned shall determine what constitutes a travel status for the purposes of the sections of this title designated by subsection (a).
(d) The Secretary concerned shall define the term “permanent station” for the purposes of the sections of this title designated by subsection (a). The definition shall include a shore station or the home yard or home port of a vessel to which a member of a uniformed service who is entitled to basic pay may be ordered. An authorized change in the home yard or home port of such a vessel is a change of permanent station.
(e) The regulations prescribed under this section shall cease to be in effect as of the travel authorities transition expiration date.

Source

(Pub. L. 87–649, Sept. 7, 1962, 76 Stat. 476, § 411; Pub. L. 89–26, § 1(5),May 22, 1965, 79 Stat. 117; Pub. L. 96–343, § 5(b),Sept. 8, 1980, 94 Stat. 1126; Pub. L. 96–513, title V, § 516(12),Dec. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 2938; Pub. L. 97–60, title I, § 122(b),Oct. 14, 1981, 95 Stat. 1003; Pub. L. 102–25, title VII, § 702(b)(1), (c),Apr. 6, 1991, 105 Stat. 117; renumbered § 481 and amended Pub. L. 112–81, div. A, title VI, § 631(d)(2), (e)(14), (f)(4)(A),Dec. 31, 2011, 125 Stat. 1460, 1463, 1465; Pub. L. 112–239, div. A, title X, § 1076(a)(9),Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 1948.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
411(a)
411(b)
411(c)
411(d) 37:253(h).
37:253(f).
37:253(g).
37:253(c) (10th sentence). Oct. 12, 1949, ch. 681, § 303(c) (10th sentence), (f), (g), (h), 63 Stat. 814.

In subsection (a),section 253(h) (provisos) of existing title 37 is omitted, since the regulations to which reference is made have been issued. The exceptions to sections 404 (c) and 406 (g) are inserted, since the source text for those subsections require regulations prescribed thereunder to be uniform.
In subsections (c) and (d), the words “for the purposes of the sections of this title designated by subsection (a) of this section” are inserted to clarify the coverage of the source statute.
Amendments

2013—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 112–239, § 1076(a)(9), made technical amendment to directory language of Pub. L. 112–81, § 631(f)(4)(A). See 2011 Amendment note below.
2011—Pub. L. 112–81, § 631(d)(2), renumbered section 411 of this title as this section.
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 112–81, § 631(f)(4)(A), as amended by Pub. L. 112–239, § 1076(a)(9), substituted “474” for “404”, “474a” for “404a”, “475” for “405”, “475a” for “405a”, “476” for “406”, “477” for “407”, “479” for “409”, and “480” for “410”.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 112–81, § 631(e)(14), added subsec. (e).
1991—Subsecs. (b) to (d). Pub. L. 102–25struck out “of this section” after “subsection (a)”.
1981—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 97–60inserted reference to section 404a.
1980—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 96–343, § 5(b)(1), substituted “common carrier transportation” for “first-class transportation, including sleeping accommodations,”.
Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 96–343, § 5(b)(2), inserted “and designating areas as high cost areas” after “rates”.
Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 96–343, § 5(b)(3), substituted “transportation” for “first-class transportation, including sleeping accommodations” and “allowances” for “rates”.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 96–513substituted “term” for “words”.
1965—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 89–26inserted reference to section 405a.
Effective Date of 2013 Amendment

Pub. L. 112–239, div. A, title X, § 1076(a),Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 1947, provided that the amendment made by section 1076(a)(9) is effective Dec. 31, 2011, and as if included in Pub. L. 112–81as enacted.
Effective Date of 1981 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 97–60effective Apr. 1, 1982, see section 122(c) ofPub. L. 97–60, set out as an Effective Date note under section 474a of this title.
Effective Date of 1980 Amendments

Amendment by Pub. L. 96–513effective Dec. 12, 1980, see section 701(b)(3) ofPub. L. 96–513, set out as a note under section 101 of Title 10, Armed Forces.
Amendment by Pub. L. 96–343effective with respect to travel and transportation performed after Aug. 31, 1980, see section 5(c) ofPub. L. 96–343, set out as a note under section 474 of this title.
Effective Date of 1965 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 89–26effective Feb. 1, 1965, see section 2 ofPub. L. 89–26, as amended, set out as an Effective Date note under section 475a of this title.

 

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