[USC02] 10 USC Ch. 875: DISPOSAL OF OBSOLETE OR SURPLUS MATERIAL
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10 USC Ch. 875: DISPOSAL OF OBSOLETE OR SURPLUS MATERIAL
From Title 10—ARMED FORCESSubtitle C—Navy and Marine CorpsPART IV—GENERAL ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER 875—DISPOSAL OF OBSOLETE OR SURPLUS MATERIAL

Sec.
8761.
Obsolete and other material: gift or sale to Boy Scouts of America, Naval Sea Cadet Corps and Young Marines of the Marine Corps League.
8761a.
Uniform clothing: sale to Naval Sea Cadet Corps.
8761b.
Authority to make grants for purposes of Naval Sea Cadet Corps.
8762.
Excess clothing: sale for distribution to needy.
8763.
Useless ordnance material: disposition of proceeds on sale.
8764.
Devices and trophies: transfer to other agencies.
8765.
Obsolete material and articles of historical interest: loan or gift.
8766.
Loan or gift of articles to ships' sponsors and donors.
8767.
Equipment for instruction in seamanship: loan to military schools.

        

Prior Provisions

A prior chapter 875, consisting of section 9061, related to miscellaneous investigation requirements and other duties, prior to renumbering as chapter 949 of this title.

Amendments

2018Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, §807(e)(4), (f)(1), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1838, redesignated chapter 647 of this title as this chapter and items 7541 to 7547 as 8761 to 8767, respectively.

2009Pub. L. 111–84, div. A, title V, §592(b), Oct. 28, 2009, 123 Stat. 2337, added item 7541b.

1975Pub. L. 93–628, §1(b), Jan. 3, 1975, 88 Stat. 2148, inserted ", Naval Sea Cadet Corps and Young Marines of the Marine Corps League" in item 7541.

1965Pub. L. 89–266, §1(2), Oct. 19, 1965, 79 Stat. 990, added item 7541a.

§8761. Obsolete and other material: gift or sale to Boy Scouts of America, Naval Sea Cadet Corps and Young Marines of the Marine Corps League

Subject to regulations under section 121 of title 40, the Secretary of the Navy may—

(1) give obsolete material not needed for naval purposes; and

(2) sell other material that may be spared at a price representing its fair value;


to the Boy Scouts of America for the sea scouts, to the Naval Sea Cadet Corps for the sea cadets, and to the Young Marines of the Marine Corps League for the young marines. The cost of transportation and delivery of material given or sold under this section shall be charged to the Boy Scouts of America, to the Naval Sea Cadets, or to the Young Marines of the Marine Corps League, as the case may be.

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 465, §7541; Pub. L. 93–628, §1, Jan. 3, 1975, 88 Stat. 2147; Pub. L. 96–513, title V, §513(39), Dec. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 2934; Pub. L. 107–217, §3(b)(31), Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1297; renumbered §8761, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, §807(d)(8), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1836.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised sectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
7541 34 U.S.C. 546b. Mar. 1, 1929, ch. 429, 45 Stat. 1430; Oct. 31, 1951, ch. 654, §2(21), 65 Stat. 707.

The word "give" is substituted for the words "dispose of without charge"; the words "naval purposes" are substituted for the words "the Navy"; and the word "sell" is substituted for the words "dispose of * * * at prices". The words "to the Navy" are omitted as surplusage. Since the corporate name of the organization is "Boy Scouts of America", that name is used to designate the transferee in lieu of words "sea scout department", and the words "for the sea scouts" are added.

Amendments

2018Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 7541 of this title as this section.

2002Pub. L. 107–217 substituted "section 121 of title 40" for "section 205 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 486)" in introductory provisions.

1980Pub. L. 96–513 substituted "section 205 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 486)" for "section 486 of title 40".

1975Pub. L. 93–628 inserted "Naval Sea Cadet Corps and Young Marines of the Marine Corps League" in section catchline, and authorized the Secretary of the Navy to gift obsolete materials and to sell surplus materials to the Naval Sea Cadet Corps and the Young Marines of the Marine Corps League with the requirement that the cost of transportation and delivery of such materials be charged to the recipient.

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 1980 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 96–513 effective Dec. 12, 1980, see section 701(b)(3) of Pub. L. 96–513, set out as a note under section 101 of this title.

Effective Date of 1975 Amendment

Pub. L. 93–628, §2, Jan. 3, 1975, 88 Stat. 2148, provided that: "The amendments made by the first section [amending this section] shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act [Jan. 3, 1975]."

§8761a. Uniform clothing: sale to Naval Sea Cadet Corps

Subject to regulations under section 121 of title 40, the Secretary of the Navy, under regulations prescribed by him, may sell any item of enlisted naval uniform clothing that may be spared, at a price representing its fair value, to the Naval Sea Cadet Corps for the sea cadets and to any Federal or State maritime academy having a department of naval science for the maritime cadets and midshipmen. The cost of transportation and delivery of items sold under this section shall be charged to the Naval Sea Cadet Corps and to such Federal and State maritime academies.

(Added Pub. L. 89–266, §1(1), Oct. 19, 1965, 79 Stat. 990, §7541a; amended Pub. L. 96–513, title V, §513(39), Dec. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 2934; Pub. L. 107–217, §3(b)(32), Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1297; renumbered §8761a, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, §807(d)(8), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1836.)

Amendments

2018Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 7541a of this title as this section.

2002Pub. L. 107–217 substituted "section 121 of title 40" for "section 205 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 486)".

1980Pub. L. 96–513 substituted "section 205 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 486)" for "section 486 of title 40".

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 1980 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 96–513 effective Dec. 12, 1980, see section 701(b)(3) of Pub. L. 96–513, set out as a note under section 101 of this title.

§8761b. Authority to make grants for purposes of Naval Sea Cadet Corps

Subject to the availability of funds for this purpose, the Secretary of the Navy may make grants to support the purposes of Naval Sea Cadet Corps, a federally chartered corporation under chapter 1541 of title 36.

(Added Pub. L. 111–84, div. A, title V, §592(a), Oct. 28, 2009, 123 Stat. 2337, §7541b; renumbered §8761b, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, §807(d)(8), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1836.)

Amendments

2018Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 7541b of this title as this section.

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.

§8762. Excess clothing: sale for distribution to needy

(a) Subject to regulations under section 121 of title 40, the Secretary of the Navy, under regulations prescribed by him, may sell, at nominal prices, to recognized charitable organizations, to States and subdivisions thereof, and to municipalities nonregulation and excess clothing that may be available for distribution to the needy. The clothing may be sold only if the purchaser agrees not to resell it but to give it to the needy.

(b) A fair proportionate allotment of clothing to be sold under this section shall be set aside for distribution in each State and the District of Columbia. An allotment so set aside may not be sold for other distribution until at least 30 days after the allotment was made.

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 465, §7542; Pub. L. 96–513, title V, §513(39), Dec. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 2934; Pub. L. 107–217, §3(b)(33), Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1297; renumbered §8762, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, §807(d)(8), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1836.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised sectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
7542 34 U.S.C. 546d. Dec. 23, 1932, ch. 8, 47 Stat. 751; Oct. 31, 1951, ch. 654, §2(22), 65 Stat. 707.

In subsection (a) the words "absolutely free" are omitted as surplusage.

In subsection (b) the words "for other distribution" are substituted for the words "distribution within any other State". The words "at least" are added for clarity.

Amendments

2018Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 7542 of this title as this section.

2002—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 107–217 substituted "section 121 of title 40" for "section 205 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 486)".

1980—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 96–513 substituted "section 205 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 486)" for "section 486 of title 40".

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 1980 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 96–513 effective Dec. 12, 1980, see section 701(b)(3) of Pub. L. 96–513, set out as a note under section 101 of this title.

§8763. Useless ordnance material: disposition of proceeds on sale

The net proceeds of sales of useless ordnance material by the Department of the Navy shall be covered into the Treasury.

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 465, §7543; renumbered §8763, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, §807(d)(8), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1836.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised sectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
7543 50 U.S.C. 74. Jan. 22, 1923, ch. 28, 42 Stat. 1142 (last 24 words of 5th par.).

The words "as miscellaneous receipts" are omitted as surplusage.

Amendments

2018Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 7543 of this title as this section.

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.

§8764. Devices and trophies: transfer to other agencies

(a) The Secretary of the Navy may, without reimbursement, transfer to the Secretary of the Treasury devices and trophies for the promotion of the sale of war bonds or victory bonds. The Secretary of the Treasury may sell or donate the devices and trophies for the promotion of the sale of such bonds.

(b) The Secretary of the Navy may, without reimbursement, transfer to any agency of the United States devices and trophies for scientific, experimental, monumental, or display purposes.

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 465, §7544; renumbered §8764, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, §807(d)(8), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1836.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised sectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
7544 34 U.S.C. 546i. Aug. 7, 1946, ch. 804, §4, 60 Stat. 898.

The words "such * * * as he may in his discretion determine" are omitted as surplusage.

Amendments

2018Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 7544 of this title as this section.

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.

§8765. Obsolete material and articles of historical interest: loan or gift

(a) Authority To Make Loans and Gifts.—The Secretary of the Navy may lend or give, without expense to the United States, items described in subsection (b) that are not needed by the Department of the Navy to any of the following:

(1) A State, Commonwealth, or possession of the United States, or political subdivision or municipal corporation thereof.

(2) The District of Columbia.

(3) A library.

(4) A historical society.

(5) An educational institution whose graduates or students fought in a foreign war.

(6) A servicemen's monument association.

(7) A State museum.

(8) A museum or memorial operated and maintained for educational purposes only, whose charter denies it the right to operate for profit.

(9) A post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States.

(10) A post of the American Legion.

(11) Any other recognized war veterans' association.

(12) A post of the Sons of Veterans Reserve.


(b) Items Eligible for Disposal.—This section applies to the following types of property held by the Department of the Navy:

(1) Captured, condemned, or obsolete ordnance material.

(2) Captured, condemned, or obsolete combat or shipboard material.


(c) Regulations.—A loan or gift made under this section shall be subject to regulations prescribed by the Secretary and to regulations under section 121 of title 40.

(d) Maintenance of the Records of the Government.—Records of the Government as defined in section 3301 of title 44 may not be disposed of under this section.

(e) Alternative Authorities To Make Gifts or Loans.—If any disposition is authorized by this section and section 2572 of this title, the Secretary may make the gift or loan under either section.

(f) Authority To Transfer a Portion of a Vessel.—The Secretary may lend, give, or otherwise transfer any portion of the hull or superstructure of a vessel stricken from the Naval Vessel Register and designated for scrapping to a qualified organization specified in subsection (a). The terms and conditions of an agreement for the transfer of a portion of a vessel under this section shall include a requirement that the transferee will maintain the material conveyed in a condition that will not diminish the historical value of the material or bring discredit upon the Navy.

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 466, §7545; Pub. L. 96–513, title V, §513(39), (40), Dec. 12, 1980, 94 Stat. 2934, 2935; Pub. L. 104–106, div. A, title X, §1061(i), Feb. 10, 1996, 110 Stat. 443; Pub. L. 107–107, div. A, title X, §1043(a)–(c), Dec. 28, 2001, 115 Stat. 1218, 1219; Pub. L. 107–217, §3(b)(34), Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1298; Pub. L. 107–314, div. A, title X, §1062(e)(2), Dec. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 2651; Pub. L. 109–163, div. A, title X, §1057(a)(3), Jan. 6, 2006, 119 Stat. 3440; renumbered §8765, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, §807(d)(8), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1836.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised sectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
7545 34 U.S.C. 546g. Aug. 7, 1946, ch. 804, §2, 60 Stat. 897; Oct. 31, 1951, ch. 654, §2(23), 65 Stat. 707.
  34 U.S.C. 546h (last sentence as applicable to 34 U.S.C. 546g). Aug. 7, 1946, ch. 804, §3 (last sentence as applicable to §2), 60 Stat. 897.
  34 U.S.C. 546k (1st sentence as applicable to 34 U.S.C. 546g, and 3d sentence). Aug. 7, 1946, ch. 804, §6 (1st sentence as applicable to §2, and 3d sentence), 60 Stat. 898.

In subsection (a) the words, "ordnance material" are substituted for the words "ordnance, guns, projectiles". Posts of the Grand Army of the Republic are omitted from the list of authorized donees because there are no surviving members of that organization. The word "Commonwealth" is inserted to reflect the present status of Puerto Rico. Specific reference to the Canal Zone is omitted as unnecessary, since the Zone is a "possession of the United States" as defined in section 101 of this title and is therefore covered by clause (1).

Subsection (d) is added to note the existence of a later act, codified in §2572 of this title, which provides similar disposal authority, and to give effect to §2 of the Act of February 27, 1948, ch. 76, 62 Stat. 37, which is not now contained in the U.S. Code, and which saves this section despite the apparent implied repeal.

Amendments

2018Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 7545 of this title as this section.

2006—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 109–163 struck out "Territory," after "A State,".

2002—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 107–217, as amended by Pub. L. 107–314, substituted "section 121 of title 40" for "section 205 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 486)".

2001—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 107–107, §1043(a)(1), inserted heading and substituted introductory provisions for provisions which read as follows: "Subject to regulations under section 205 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 486), the Secretary of the Navy, under regulations prescribed by him, may lend or give, without expense to the United States, captured, condemned, or obsolete ordnance material, books, manuscripts, works of art, drawings, plans, and models, other condemned or obsolete material, trophies, and flags, and other material of historic interest not needed by the Department of the Navy, to—".

Subsec. (a)(1) to (12). Pub. L. 107–107, §1043(a)(2), capitalized the first letter after the paragraph designation in each of pars. (1) to (12), substituted a period for a semicolon at end of pars. (1) to (10) and a period for "; or" at end of par. (11), substituted "a foreign war" for "World War I or World War II" in par. (5) and "servicemen's monument" for "soldiers' monument" in par. (6), and inserted "or memorial" after "museum" in par. (8).

Subsecs. (b), (c). Pub. L. 107–107, §1043(b)(2), added subsecs. (b) and (c). Former subsecs. (b) and (c) redesignated (d) and (e), respectively.

Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 107–107, §1043(b)(1), (c)(1), redesignated subsec. (b) as (d) and inserted heading.

Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 107–107, §1043(b)(1), (c)(2), redesignated subsec. (c) as (e) and inserted heading.

Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 107–107, §1043(b)(3), added subsec. (f).

1996—Subsecs. (c), (d). Pub. L. 104–106 redesignated subsec. (d) as (c) and struck out former subsec. (c) which read as follows: "No loan or gift under this section may be made unless—

"(1) notice of the proposal to make the loan or gift is sent to Congress;

"(2) 30 calendar days of continuous session of Congress have expired after the notice was sent to Congress; and

"(3) during that 30-day period Congress does not pass a concurrent resolution stating in substance that it does not favor the proposed loan or gift."

1980—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 96–513, §513(39), substituted "section 205 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 486)," for "section 486 of title 40".

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 96–513, §513(40), substituted "section 3301" for "section 366".

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

Pub. L. 107–314, div. A, title X, §1062(e), Dec. 2, 2002, 116 Stat. 2651, provided that the amendment made by section 1062(e)(2) is effective as if included in Pub. L. 107–217 as originally enacted.

Effective Date of 1980 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 96–513 effective Dec. 12, 1980, see section 701(b)(3) of Pub. L. 96–513, set out as a note under section 101 of this title.

§8766. Loan or gift of articles to ships' sponsors and donors

The Secretary of the Navy, under regulations prescribed by him and without expense to the United States, may lend or give—

(1) to the sponsor of a vessel the name plate or any small article of negligible or sentimental value from that vessel; and

(2) to any State, group, or organization named in section 8765 of this title any article, material, or equipment, including silver service, given by it.

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 466, §7546; renumbered §8766 and amended Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, §§807(d)(8), 809(a), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1836, 1840.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised sectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
7546 34 U.S.C. 546h (less applicability to 34 U.S.C. 546g). Aug. 7, 1946, ch. 804, §3 (less applicability to §2), 60 Stat. 898.

The words "the sponsor" are substituted for the words "any individual who sponsored" for brevity. The word "ship" and the word "person" are omitted as surplusage. The words "the loans or gifts described in this section shall be made" are omitted as unnecessary, and the words "under regulations prescribed by him" are substituted for the words "subject to such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of the Navy" for brevity.

Amendments

2018Pub. L. 115–232, §807(d)(8), renumbered section 7546 of this title as this section.

Par. (2). Pub. L. 115–232, §809(a), substituted "section 8765" for "section 7545".

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.

§8767. Equipment for instruction in seamanship: loan to military schools

(a) Upon the application of the governor of any State having a seacoast or bordering on any of the Great Lakes, the President may direct the Secretary of the Navy to lend to one well-established military school in that State that desires to instruct its cadets in elementary seamanship one fully equipped cutter for every 25 cadets attending the school, and such other equipment adequate for instruction in elementary seamanship as may be spared.

(b) To be eligible for a loan under this section a school must—

(1) have adequate facilities for cutter drill;

(2) have at least 75 cadets—

(A) at least 15 years of age;

(B) in uniform;

(C) receiving military instruction; and

(D) quartered in barracks under military regulations; and


(3) have the capacity to quarter and educate 150 cadets at one time.


(c) Whenever a loan is made under this section, the Secretary shall require a bond in double the value of the property for its care and return when required.

(Aug. 10, 1956, ch. 1041, 70A Stat. 466, §7547; renumbered §8767, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, §807(d)(8), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1836.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised sectionSource (U.S. Code)Source (Statutes at Large)
7547 34 U.S.C. 1128. Mar. 3, 1901, ch. 863, 31 Stat. 1440; June 29, 1906, ch. 3612, 34 Stat. 620; June 24, 1910, ch. 378, 36 Stat. 613 (1st par.).

In subsection (a) the word "lend" is substituted for the word "furnish" because of the provision for return of the equipment. The words "man-of-war's" are omitted as obsolete. The words "attending the school" are substituted for the words "in actual attendance".

In subsection (b) the words "To be eligible for a loan under this section" are added, and the subsection is phrased as a condition.

Amendments

2018Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 7547 of this title as this section.

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.