14 U.S. Code § 426 - Emergency leave retention authority
(a) In General.— A duty assignment for an active duty member of the Coast Guard in support of a declaration of a major disaster or emergency by the President under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.) or in response to a spill of national significance shall be treated, for the purpose of section 701 (f)(2) of title 10, as a duty assignment in support of a contingency operation.
(b) Definitions.— In this section:
(1) Spill of national significance.— The term “spill of national significance” means a discharge of oil or a hazardous substance that is declared by the Commandant to be a spill of national significance.
Source(Added Pub. L. 111–281, title II, § 207(a),Oct. 15, 2010, 124 Stat. 2912.)
References in Text
The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, referred to in subsec. (a), is Pub. L. 93–288, May 22, 1974, 88 Stat. 143, which is classified principally to chapter 68 (§ 5121 et seq.) of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 5121 of Title 42 and Tables.