10 U.S. Code § 2576b - Excess personal property: sale or donation to assist firefighting agencies
Excess personal property: sale or donation to assist firefighting agencies
(a)Transfer Authorized.—Subject to subsection (b), the Secretary of Defense shall transfer to a firefighting agency in a State any personal property of the Department of Defense that the Secretary determines is—
(b)Conditions for Transfer.—The Secretary of Defense shall transfer personal property under this section only if—
the transfer is made without the expenditure of any funds available to the Department of Defense for the procurement of defense equipment; and
Subject to subsection (b)(4), the Secretary may transfer personal property under this section without charge to the recipient firefighting agency.
(d)Definitions.—In this section:
The term “State” includes the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and any territory or possession of the United States.
2004—Subsecs. (a), (b). Pub. L. 108–375 substituted “shall” for “may” in introductory provisions.
Identification of Defense Technologies Suitable for Use, or Conversion for Use, in Providing Fire and Emergency Medical Services
“(a)Appointment of Task Force; Purpose.—The Secretary of Defense shall appoint a task force consisting of representatives from the Department of Defense and each of the seven major fire organizations identified in subsection (b) to identify defense technologies and equipment that—
can be readily put to civilian use by fire service and the emergency response agencies; and
can be transferred to these agencies using the authority provided by section 2576b of title 10, United States Code, as added by section 1706 of this Act.
“(b)Participating Major Fire Organizations.—Members of the task force shall be appointed from each of the following:
The International Association of Fire Chiefs.
The International Association of Fire Fighters.
The National Volunteer Fire Council.
The International Association of Arson Investigators.
The International Society of Fire Service Instructors.
The National Association of State Fire Marshals.
The National Fire Protection Association.
“(c)Authorization of Appropriations.—
There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of Defense for activities of the task force $1,000,000 for fiscal year 2001.”
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