39 U.S. Code § 5401 - Authorization

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(a) The Postal Service is authorized to provide for the safe and expeditious transportation of mail by aircraft.
(b) Except as otherwise provided in section 5402 of this title, the Postal Service may make such rules, regulations, and orders consistent with part A of subtitle VII of title 49, or any order, rule, or regulation made by the Secretary of Transportation thereunder, as may be necessary for such transportation.


(Pub. L. 91–375, Aug. 12, 1970, 84 Stat. 772; Pub. L. 98–443, § 9(g)(3),Oct. 4, 1984, 98 Stat. 1707; Pub. L. 103–272, § 5(k)(3),July 5, 1994, 108 Stat. 1375.)

1994—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 103–272substituted “part A of subtitle VII” for “sections 1301–1542”.
1984—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 98–443substituted “Secretary of Transportation” for “Civil Aeronautics Board”.
Effective Date of 1984 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 98–443effective Jan. 1, 1985, see section 9(v) ofPub. L. 98–443, set out as a note under section 5314 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
Effective Date

Chapter effective July 1, 1971, pursuant to Resolution No. 71–9 of the Board of Governors. See section 15(a) ofPub. L. 91–375, set out as a note preceding section 101 of this title.

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