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PUBLIC LAWS-CHS. 905, 906-AUG. 8 ,1946 54 Stat. 689. 46 U. S. C., Supp. V, §§ 1128-1128g . Restriction on pay- ments. Application of pay- ments. Recovery. Finality of findings, etc. August 8, 1946 [H. R . 2523] [Public Law 686] 15 U. . C. §C828- 851; Supp. V, note prec. §828. Appropriation au- thorized. the date of enactment of this subsection, a master, officer, or member of the crew of, or any persons transported on, a vessel owned by or chartered to the Maritime Commission, the War Shipping Administra- tion, or the War Department or operated by, or for the account of, or at the direction or under the control of the Commission, the Adminis- tration, or the War Department, has suffered death, injury, detention, or other casualty, for which the War Shipping Administration would be authorized to provide insurance under Subtitle-Insurance of title II of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, as amended by this Act, the Administrator may declare that such death, injury, detention, or other casualty, shall be deemed and considered to be covered by such insurance at the time of the disaster or accident, if the Administrator finds that such action is required to make equitable provision for loss or injury related to the war effort and not otherwise adequately provided for: Provided,That in making provision for insurance under this subsection the Administrator shall not provide for payments in excess of those gen- erally provided for in comparable cases under insurance hereafter furnished under the said Subtitle-Insurance of title II, as amended: Provided further, That any money paid to any person by reason of insurance provided for under this subsection shall apply in pro tanto satisfaction of the claim of such person against the United States arising from the same loss or injury. There shall be no recovery of any money paid on account of insurance provided for the master, officers, or members of the crew of, or individuals transported on, any vessel under this subsection or under Subtitle-Insurance of title II of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, as amended, from any person who in the judgment of the Administrator, War Shipping Administration, is without fault, and when in the judgment of the Administrator such recovery would defeat the purposes of benefits otherwise authorized or would be against equity and good conscience. The declarations, findings, and actions of or by the Administrator under this subsection shall be final and conclusive." Approved August 8, 1946. [CHAPTER 906] AN ACT To provide for lump-sum payment of compensation for accumulated annual leave and current accrued annual leave to certain officers and employees, and author- izing the appropriation of funds for that purpose. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That any officer or employee who was involuntarily separated from the active service of the United States of America as a result of the expiration of the Bituminous Coal Act of 1937 (50 Stat. 72), as amended, and who has not been granted, credited with, or compensated for all accumu- lated or current accrued annual leave due him immediately prior to the date of expiration of said Act shall be entitled to receive com- pensation in lump-sum payment for the leave not so granted, credited, or compensated for upon filing a notice of his election to receive compensation in lump-sum payment for such leave with the Depart- ment of the Interior, Washington, District of Columbia, within one hundred and eighty days following the enactment of this Act. Upon notification of such election the amount due such officer or employee shall be determined and certified by the Department of the Interior, and paid out of any appropriation currently available for salaries under the Department of the Interior, or appropriated for the purposes of this Act, which appropriation is hereby authorized to bemade. Approved August 8, 1946. [60 STAT.