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60 STAT.] 79TH CONG. , 2n SESS.-CHS. 240 , 242 -APR . 27, 30 , 1946 in any case where payment for such travel has not theretofore been made. SEC. 3 . The Secretary of War and the Secretary of the Navy, respectively, are authorized to delegate authority to determine the availability of Government transportation for dependents of military and naval personnel to or from stations beyond the continental limits of the United States under any provision of law and such determina- tions heretofore made by administrative officers shall be deemed suffi- cient to support payments for transportation of dependents. SEC. 4 . The Secretary of War and the Secretary of the Navy, respectively, are authorized to prescribe regulations for carrying out the provisions of this Act. SEC. 5. Determinations of dependency and distances for the pur- pose of this Act, made by the Secretary of War and the Secretary of the Navy, respectively, or such persons as they may designate, shall be conclusive. SEC. 6 . The provisions of section 5 of this Act shall terminate on September 1, 1948. SEC. 7. In cases involving personnel of the Coast Guard at times when the Coast Guard is not operating as a part of the Navy, the authorities, powers, and functions prescribed for the Secretary of the Navy in sections 2, 3, 4, and 5 of this Act shall be performed by the Secretary of the Treasury in the same manner and under the same conditions as are prescribed herein for the Secretary of the Navy. Approved April 27, 1946. [CHAPTER 242] AN ACT Relating to the domestic raising of fur-bearing animals. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That for the pur- poses of all classification and administration of Acts of Congress, Executive orders, administrative orders, and regulations pertaining to- (a) fox, rabbit, mink, chinchilla, marten, fisher, muskrat, karakul and all other fur-bearing animals raised in captivity for breeding or other useful purposes shall be deemed domestic animals; (b) such animals and the products thereof shall be deemed agricultural products; and (c) the breeding, raising, producing, or marketing of such animals or their products by the producer shall be deemed an agricultural pursuit. SEC. 2. (a) All the functions of the Secretary of the Interior and the Fish and Wildlife Service of the Department of the Interior, which affect the breeding, raising, producing, marketing, or any other phase of the production or distribution, of domestically raised fur- bearing animals, or products thereof, are hereby transferred to and vested in the Secretary of Agriculture. (b) Appropriations and unexpended balances of appropriations, or parts thereof, which the Director of the Budget determines to be available for expenditure for the administration of any function trans- ferred by this Act, shall be available for expenditure for the con- tinued administration of such function by the officer to whom such function is so transferred. (c) All records and property (including office furniture and equip- ment) under the jurisdiction of the Secretary of the Interior and the 127 Stationsoutside U.S. Regulations. Determinations of dependency, etc. Coast Guard. April 30, 1946 [H. R. 2115] [Public Law 369] Domestic raising of fur-bearing animals. euilsfication. Transfer of func- tions. Funds available. Transferof property.