10 U.S. Code § 451 - Maps, charts, and books

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The Secretary of Defense may—
(1) have the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency prepare maps, charts, and nautical books required in navigation and have those materials published and furnished to navigators; and
(2) buy the plates and copyrights of existing maps, charts, books on navigation, and sailing directions and instructions.


(Added Pub. L. 97–295, § 1(50)(C),Oct. 12, 1982, 96 Stat. 1299, § 2792; renumbered § 451 and amended Pub. L. 104–201, div. A, title XI, § 1112(b),Sept. 23, 1996, 110 Stat. 2682; Pub. L. 108–136, div. A, title IX, § 921(d)(2)(A),Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1568.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
2792 10:7392.

In the section, the words “Secretary of Defense” and “Defense Mapping Agency” are substituted for “Secretary of the Navy” and “United States Naval Oceanographic Office”, respectively, for consistency with 10:2791. The words “under such regulations as he prescribes” are omitted as unnecessary.
Prior Provisions

A prior section 451 was renumbered section 481 of this title.

2003—Par. (1). Pub. L. 108–136substituted “National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency” for “National Imagery and Mapping Agency”.
1996—Pub. L. 104–201renumbered section 2792 of this title as this section and substituted “National Imagery and Mapping Agency” for “Defense Mapping Agency” in par. (1).
Effective Date of 1996 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 104–201effective Oct. 1, 1996, see section 1124 ofPub. L. 104–201, set out as a note under section 193 of this title.


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