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10 U.S. Code § 3070 - Limitation on acquisition of excess supplies

(a) Two-Year Supply.—
The Secretary of Defense may not incur any obligation against a stock fund of the Department of Defense for the acquisition of any item of supply if that acquisition is likely to result in an on-hand inventory (excluding war reserves) of that item of supply in excess of two years of operating stocks.
(b) Exceptions.—The head of a procuring activity may authorize the acquisition of an item of supply in excess of the limitation contained in subsection (a) if that activity head determines in writing—
that the acquisition is necessary to achieve an economical order quantity and will not result in an on-hand inventory (excluding war reserves) in excess of three years of operating stocks and that the need for the item is unlikely to decline during the period for which the acquisition is made; or
that the acquisition is necessary for purposes of maintaining the industrial base or for other reasons of national security.
Editorial Notes
Prior Provisions

A prior section 3070 was renumbered section 7070 of this title.

A prior section 3071, acts Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 169; Sept. 7, 1962, Pub. L. 87–649, § 6(a)(2), (3), 76 Stat. 494; Nov. 8, 1967, Pub. L. 90–130, § 1(8)(C), 81 Stat. 374, prescribed composition of Women’s Army Corps and provided for a Director, a Deputy Director, and other positions for Women’s Army Corps, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 95–485, title VIII, § 820(b), Oct. 20, 1978, 92 Stat. 1627.


2021—Pub. L. 116–283 renumbered section 2213 of this title as this section.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 2021 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 116–283 effective Jan. 1, 2022, with additional provisions for delayed implementation and applicability of existing law, see section 1801(d) of Pub. L. 116–283, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.