[USC02] 10 USC 8703: Settlement of claims
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10 USC 8703: Settlement of claims Text contains those laws in effect on October 25, 2020
From Title 10-ARMED FORCESSubtitle C-Navy and Marine CorpsPART IV-GENERAL ADMINISTRATIONCHAPTER 865-SALVAGE FACILITIES

§8703. Settlement of claims

(a) Authority to Settle Claim.-The Secretary of the Navy may settle any claim by the United States for salvage services rendered by the Department of the Navy and may receive payment of any such claim.

(b) Salvage Services Defined.-In this section, the term "salvage services" includes services performed in connection with a marine salvage operation that are intended to prevent, abate, or minimize damage to the environment.

(Added Pub. L. 104–106, div. A, title X, §1015, Feb. 10, 1996, 110 Stat. 425 , §7363; amended Pub. L. 108–136, div. A, title III, §315(b), Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1431 ; renumbered §8703, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, §807(d)(3), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1836 .)

Amendments

2018-Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 7363 of this title as this section.

2003-Pub. L. 108–136 designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), inserted heading, and added subsec. (b).

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.