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14 U.S. Code § 904 - Local hire

Notwithstanding any other law, each contract awarded by the Coast Guard for construction or services to be performed in whole or in part in a State that has an unemployment rate in excess of the national average rate of unemployment (as determined by the Secretary of Labor) shall include a provision requiring the contractor to employ, for the purpose of performing that portion of the contract in that State, individuals who are local residents and who, in the case of any craft or trade, possess or would be able to acquire promptly the necessary skills. The Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating may waive the requirements of this subsection in the interest of national security or economic efficiency.
(b) Local Resident Defined.—
As used in this section, “local resident” means a resident of, or an individual who commutes daily to, a State described in subsection (a).
Editorial Notes

2018—Pub. L. 115–282 renumbered section 666 of this title as this section.

2012—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 112–213 substituted “of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating” for “of Homeland Security”.

2002—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 107–296 substituted “of Homeland Security” for “of Transportation”.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
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 Title 10, Armed Forces.