PUBLIC LAWS-- H . 543-JULY 8, 1946 year 1947 shall be available for furnishing water and for operating mechanical refrigerators in such quarters. Missing or captured SEC. 114. Appropriations in this Act shall be available for the pay of personnel. missing or captured civilian or naval personnel under the provisions 50 Sta., Supp. of Public Law 490, approved March 7, 1942, as amended, and for that V,app. § 1001-1017 . which accrued during fiscal year 1946 or prior years and was not paid, Ante, p.5. including accruals of pay authorized by law for retired and Reserve officers, nurses, enlisted personnel, and family allowances. technicaloande profe SEC. 115. Whenever, during the fiscal year ending June 30, 1947, sional personne the Secretary should deem it to be advantageous to the national defense, and if in his opinion the existing facilities of the Navy Department are inadequate, he is hereby authorized to employ at the seat of govern- ment and elsewhere, by contract or otherwise, without reference to 41 U.S. C. §5. section 3709, Revised Statutes, civil-service or classification laws, or 5U. 'C.§55. section 5 of the Act of April 6, 1914 (38 Stat. 335), and at such rates of compensation (not to exceed $40 per day, and travel expenses, including actual transportation and per diem in lieu of subsistence while traveling from their homes or places of business to official duty station and return as may be authorized in travel orders or letters of appointment for individuals) as he may determine, the services of architects, engineers, and other technical and professional personnel as may be necessary. Compensation to SEC. 116. Provisions of law prohibiting the payment of compensa- nonc tion to any person not a citizen of the United States shall not apply to personnel under the Naval Establishment during the fiscal year end- ing June 30, 1947. Transfer of foreign SEC. 117. The appropriations for the Navy Department and the esselet. naval service for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1947, shall be available for expenses in connection with the transfer to the United States of foreign vessels, including pay, subsistence, transportation, and repa- Observers of atomic triation of alien crews; and such expenses incident to observers of m tests of the atomic bomb as the Secretary may deem necessary. Transfer of funds. SEC. 118. The Secretary may transfer not to exceed 5 per centum of any of the foregoing appropriations to any other appropriation or appropriations, but no appropriation shall be increased more than 5 Quarterly state- per centum as a result of such transfers: Provided,That a quarterly statement of any such transfers shall be transmitted to the chairmen of the Appropriations Committees of the House of Representatives and the Senate. Surplus property SEC. 119. None of the funds appropriated in this Act for the Navy Department and the naval service for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1947, other than funds for which reimbursement is made hereunder, shall be available for any expenses (including the pay, allowances, and subsistence of naval and Marine Corps personnel) for care, upkeep, repair, handling, and assistance in the sale of any property, material, or equipment subsequent to the date of a declaration of surplus cover- ing such property to a disposal agency, or, if procedures are prescribed whereby declarations of surplus are made at approximately the time of disposal or removal, subsequent to the date of notice by the owning agency to the disposal agency that property has been determined to be surplus and is subject to such procedures. With respect to all such expenses, disposal agencies shall provide reimbursement to the Navy Department, for credit to the appropriations from which such expenses bydasposal t8 e would be normally paid: Provided, That advance payments based on the estimated expenses of the Navy Department may be made by any disposal agency: Provided further, That in lieu of ascertaining the direct expenses and the applicable portion of the indirect expenses, the Navy Department and the disposal agencies may agree on any basis for determining such expenses as will equitably accomplish the purpose of this section. 498 [60 STAT.