PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 543-JULY 8, 1946 Housing projects. 42U. .C. . 1501- 1505; Supp. V, §§ 1501- 1505,1521-1524. Restriction 59 Stat.9. Limitation. 41 U. S. C.§5. Post, p . 809. Use of local archi- tectural, etc., services. 59 Stat. 9. 41U.S.C. 5. Post, p. 809. Repeal. Ante, p. 17. Total; availability. 34 U.S.C. 556. Permanent type of construction, restric- tion. Exceptons. works at naval shipyards and stations; purchase of motortruck chassis with station-wagon type bodies and motorbusses, maintenance, repair, rental outside continental United States (not exceeding $5,000), and operation of passenger-carrying vehicles for the Navy Department and the Naval Establishment not otherwise provided for; $128,809,100; for expenses of operation and maintenance of housing projects maintained and operated as such by the Navy Department and developed under the provisions of the Acts of June 28, 1940 (54 Stat. 676); September 9, 1940 (54 Stat. 872); October 14, 1940 (54 Stat. 1125); March 1, 1941 (55 Stat. 14); May 24, 1941 (55 Stat. 197); and December 17, 1941 (55 Stat. 810), including utilities, roads, walks, and accessories, and expenses found necessary in the disposition of any such property or the removal of temporary housing, $3,450,900; in all, $132,260,000: Provided, That none of these funds shall be used to pay for the maintenance or operation of any defense housing unit for any civilian employees of the Navy Department unless the rental rate charged for the civilian occupancy of any such defense housing unit shall be at the rate prescribed by the Office of Price Administra- tion for housing of similar character and size in the general geograph- ical area where any such defense housing may be located. PUBLIC WORKS, BUREAU OF YARDS AND DOCKS Public works inside continental United States: For public works and public utilities within the United States, as authorized in Public Law 289, Seventy-eighth Congress (58 Stat. 189), and Public Law 13, Seventy-ninth Congress, needed by the Navy and specifically approved by the Secretary, including collateral public works items, projects for personal services (including group IV (b) personnel in the Bureau of Yards and Docks) and other expenses, $70,966,300: Provided, That for obligations other than architectural or engineering contracts not more than 10 per centum of the foregoing amount may be expended without regard to the provisions of section 3709, Revised Statutes: Provided further, That wherever there are architectural and engineer- ing services in any State in which a project is located qualified to do the work, such services shall be utilized. Public works outside continental United States: For public works and public utilities heretofore authorized outside the continental United States, needed by the Navy and approved by the Secretary, including collateral public works items, personal services (including group IV (b) personnel in the Bureau of Yards and Docks), as authorized in Public Law 13, Seventy-ninth Congress, $60,052,000: Provided, That all of the foregoing amount may be expended without regard to the provisions of section 3709, Revised Statutes: Provided further, That all unobligated balances of any contractual authority for advance base construction heretofore authorized and unobligated as of July 1, 1946, is hereby repealed. In all, $131,018,300, to remain available until expended, and the money herein specifically appropriated for public works and public utilities shall be disbursed and accounted for in accordance with exist- ing law and shall constitute one fund: Provided, That this fund shall be available for the payment of obligations incurred under the pro- visions of Section 3 of the Act approved April 25, 1939 (53 Stat. 591). No part of the appropriations in this Act under the Navy Depart- ment shall be used for a permanent type of construction at any shore establishment of any character acquired subsequent to the calendar year 1938, unless such establishment shall be designated by the Secre- tary as a permanent establishment, and, in that event, a permanent type of construction shall be used only to meet such permanent require- ments as the Secretary may approve: Provided, That nothing herein [60 STAT.