10 U.S. Code § 4776 - Emergency construction: fortifications

§ 4776.
Emergency construction: fortifications

If in an emergency the President considers it urgent, a temporary fort or fortification may be built on private land if the owner consents in writing.

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 270; Pub. L. 91–393, § 5, Sept. 1, 1970, 84 Stat. 835.)

Historical and Revision Notes

Revised section

Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)



Apr. 11, 1898, J. Res. 21, 30 Stat. 737.

The word “important” is omitted as covered by the word “urgent”. The words “upon which such work is to be placed” are omitted as surplusage.


1970—Pub. L. 91–393 struck out “In such a case, section 175 of title 50 does not apply.”


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