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10 U.S. Code § 8701 - Authority to provide for necessary salvage facilities

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(a) Authority.—
The Secretary of the Navy may provide, by contract or otherwise, necessary salvage facilities for public and private vessels.
(b) Coordination With Secretary of Homeland Security.—
The Secretary shall submit to the Secretary of Homeland Security for comment each proposed contract for salvage facilities that affects the interests of the Department of Homeland Security.
(c) Limitation.—
The Secretary of the Navy may enter into a term contract under subsection (a) only if the Secretary determines that available commercial salvage facilities are inadequate to meet the requirements of national defense.
(d) Public Notice.—
The Secretary may not enter into a contract under subsection (a) until the Secretary has provided public notice of the intent to enter into such a contract.
(e) Salvage Facilities Defined.—
In this section, the term “salvage facilities” includes equipment and gear utilized to prevent, abate, or minimize damage to the environment.
Editorial Notes

2018—Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 7361 of this title as this section.

2003—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 108–136 added subsec. (e).

2002—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 107–296 substituted “of Homeland Security” for “of Transportation” in heading and in two places in text.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 2018 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 115–232 effective Feb. 1, 2019, with provision for the coordination of amendments and special rule for certain redesignations, see section 800 of Pub. L. 115–232, set out as a note preceding section 3001 of this title.

Effective Date of 2002 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 107–296 effective on the date of transfer of the Coast Guard to the Department of Homeland Security, see section 1704(g) of Pub. L. 107–296, set out as a note under section 101 of this title.