§ 1295g. Powers and duties of Secretary

(a) Rules and regulations
The Secretary shall establish such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out this subchapter.
(b) Excess vessels and equipment
The Secretary may cooperate with and assist the Academy, any State maritime academy, and any nonprofit training institution which has been jointly approved by the Secretary and the Secretary of the department in which the United States Coast Guard is operating as offering training courses which meet Federal regulations for maritime training, by making vessels, shipboard equipment, and other marine equipment, owned by the United States which have been determined to be excess or surplus, available by gift, loan, sale, lease, or charter to such institution for instructional purposes on such terms as the Secretary deems appropriate.
(c) Securing of information, facilities, or equipment; detailing of personnel
(1) The Secretary may secure directly from any department or agency of the United States any information, facilities, or equipment, on a reimbursable basis, necessary to carry out this subchapter.
(2) Upon the request of the Secretary, the head of any department or agency of the United States (including any military department of the United States) may detail, on a reimbursable basis, any of the personnel of such department or agency to the Secretary to assist in carrying out this subchapter.
(d) Employment of personnel
To carry out this subchapter, the Secretary may employ at the Academy any individual as a professor, lecturer, or instructor, without regard to the provisions of title 5 (governing appointments in the competitive service), and may pay such individual without regard to the provisions of chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of such title (relating to classification and General Schedule pay rates).
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