[USC02] 10 USC 8676a: Vessels stricken from Naval Vessel Register: use for experimental purposes
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10 USC 8676a: Vessels stricken from Naval Vessel Register: use for experimental purposes Text contains those laws in effect on December 6, 2019
From Title 10-ARMED FORCESSubtitle C-Navy and Marine CorpsPART IV-GENERAL ADMINISTRATIONCHAPTER 863-NAVAL VESSELS

§8676a. Vessels stricken from Naval Vessel Register: use for experimental purposes

(a) Authority.-The Secretary of the Navy may use for experimental purposes any vessel stricken from the Naval Vessel Register.

(b) Stripping and Environmental Remediation of Vessel.-(1) Before using a vessel for an experimental purpose pursuant to subsection (a), the Secretary shall carry out such stripping of the vessel as is practicable and such environmental remediation of the vessel as is required for the use of the vessel for experimental purposes.

(2) Material and equipment stripped from a vessel under paragraph (1) may be sold by the contractor or by a sales agent approved by the Secretary.

(3) Amounts received as proceeds from the stripping of a vessel pursuant to this subsection shall be credited to appropriations available for the procurement of services needed for such stripping and for environmental remediation required for the use of the vessel for experimental purposes. Amounts received in excess of amounts needed for reimbursement of those costs shall be deposited into the account from which the stripping and environmental remediation expenses were incurred and shall be available for stripping and environmental remediation of other vessels to be used for experimental purposes.

(c) Use for Experimental Purposes Defined.-In this section, the term "use for experimental purposes", with respect to a vessel, includes use of the vessel in a Navy sink exercise or for target purposes.

(Added Pub. L. 103–160, div. A, title VIII, §824(b), Nov. 30, 1993, 107 Stat. 1709 , §7306a; amended Pub. L. 108–136, div. A, title X, §1012, Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1589 ; renumbered §8676a, Pub. L. 115–232, div. A, title VIII, §807(d)(2), Aug. 13, 2018, 132 Stat. 1836 .)

Amendments

2018-Pub. L. 115–232 renumbered section 7306a of this title as this section.

2003-Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 108–136, §1012(a)(1), inserted "and Environmental Remediation of" before "Vessel" in heading.

Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 108–136, §1012(a)(2), inserted before period at end "and such environmental remediation of the vessel as is required for the use of the vessel for experimental purposes".

Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 108–136, §1012(b)(2), added par. (2). Former par. (2) redesignated (3).

Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 108–136, §1012(b)(1), (3), redesignated par. (2) as (3) and substituted "services needed for such stripping and for environmental remediation required for the use of the vessel for experimental purposes. Amounts received in excess of amounts needed for reimbursement of those costs shall be deposited into the account from which the stripping and environmental remediation expenses were incurred and shall be available for stripping and environmental remediation of other vessels to be used for experimental purposes" for "scrapping services needed for such stripping. Amounts received which are in excess of amounts needed for procuring such services shall be deposited into the general fund of the Treasury".

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 108–136, §1012(c), added subsec. (c).

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.