10 U.S. Code § 2922 - Liquid fuels and natural gas: contracts for storage, handling, or distribution

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(a) Authority To Contract.— The Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of a military department may each contract for storage facilities for, or the storage, handling, or distribution of, liquid fuels or natural gas.
(b) Period of Contract.— The period of a contract entered into under subsection (a) may not exceed 5 years. However, the contract may provide options for the Secretary to renew the contract for additional periods of not more than 5 years each, but not for more than a total of 20 years.
(c) Option To Purchase Facility.— A contract under this section may contain an option for the purchase by the United States of the facility covered by the contract at the expiration or termination of the contract, without regard to subsections (a) and (b) ofsection 3324 of title 31, and before approval of title to the underlying land by the Attorney General.


(Added Pub. L. 85–861, § 1(46),Sept. 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 1457, § 2388; amended Pub. L. 97–214, § 10(a)(3),July 12, 1982, 96 Stat. 175; Pub. L. 97–258, § 3(b)(6),Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 1063; Pub. L. 97–295, § 1(27),Oct. 12, 1982, 96 Stat. 1291; Pub. L. 98–525, title XIV, § 1405(56)(A),Oct. 19, 1984, 98 Stat. 2626; Pub. L. 101–510, div. A, title XIII, § 1322(a)(6),Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1671; Pub. L. 103–160, div. A, title VIII, § 825,Nov. 30, 1993, 107 Stat. 1711; Pub. L. 103–355, title III, § 3064,Oct. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 3337; renumbered § 2922,Pub. L. 109–364, div. B, title XXVIII, § 2851(b)(2),Oct. 17, 2006, 120 Stat. 2494.)

Historical and Revision Notes 1956 Act
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
2388(b) 50:98i (1st sentence).
50:98i (2d sentence). Aug. 3, 1956, ch. 939, § 416, 70 Stat. 1018.
2388(c) 50:98i (less 1st and 2d sentences and proviso of last sentence).
2388(d) 50:98i (proviso of last sentence).

In subsection (b), the words “section applies only” are substituted for the words “authority is limited”. The word “standards” is substituted for the word “criteria”.
In subsection (c), the words “A contract under this section” are substituted for the words “Such contracts”. The last 33 words are substituted for 50:98i (28 words before proviso of last sentence).
1982 Act
In 10:2388(c), the title 31 citation is substituted on authority of Pub. L. 97–258, § 4(b),Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 1067, the first section of which enacted title 31.

2006—Pub. L. 109–364renumbered section 2388 of this title as this section.
1994—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103–355substituted “liquid fuels or natural gas” for “liquid fuels and natural gas”.
1993—Pub. L. 103–160, § 825(b), substituted “Liquid fuels and natural gas: contracts for storage, handling, or distribution” for “Liquid fuels: contracts for storage, handling, and distribution” as section catchline.
Subsecs. (a), (b). Pub. L. 103–160, § 825(a)(1), added subsecs. (a) and (b) and struck out former subsecs. (a) and (b) which read as follows:
“(a) The Secretary of a military department may contract for the storage, handling, and distribution of liquid fuels for periods of not more than five years, with options to renew for additional periods of not more than five years each, but not for more than a total of 20 years.
“(b) This section applies only to facilities that conform to standards prescribed by the Secretary of Defense for protection, including dispersal, and that are in a program approved by the Secretary of Defense for the protection of petroleum facilities.”
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 103–160, § 825(a)(2), inserted heading.
1990—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 101–510struck out subsec. (d) which read as follows: “The Secretary concerned shall report to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives the terms of the contracts made under this section and the names of the contractors. The reports shall be made at such times and in such form as may be agreed upon by the Secretary and those Committees.”
1984—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 98–525substituted “subsections (a) and (b) ofsection 3324” for “section 3324(a) and (b)”.
1982—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 97–295, § 1(27), substituted “section 3324 (a) and (b) of title 31” for “section 3648 of the Revised Statutes (31 U.S.C. 529)”, clarifying the ambiguity created by previous amendments by Pub. L. 97–214and Pub. L. 97–258.
Pub. L. 97–258, § 3(b)(6), directed the substitution of “section 3324 (a) and (b) of title 31” for “section 529 of title 31”, which could not be executed in view of prior substitution of language by Pub. L. 97–214.
Pub. L. 97–214, § 10(a)(3), substituted “section 3648 of the Revised Statutes (31 U.S.C. 529)” for “section 4774 (d) or 9774 (d) of this title, section 529 of title 31, or section 259 or 267 of title 40,”.
Effective Date of 1982 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 97–214effective Oct. 1, 1982, and applicable to military construction projects, and to construction and acquisition of military family housing authorized before, on, or after such date, see section 12(a) ofPub. L. 97–214, set out as an Effective Date note under section 2801 of this title.
Purchases of Gasohol as Fuel for Motor Vehicles

Pub. L. 96–107, title VIII, § 815,Nov. 9, 1979, 93 Stat. 817, which had authorized the Secretary of Defense to buy domestically produced alcohol and gasohol for use as fuel in Department of Defense motor vehicles, was repealed and reenacted as section 2398 (now 2922c) of this title by Pub. L. 97–295, §§ 1(29)(A), 6(b),Oct. 12, 1982, 96 Stat. 1293, 1315.


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