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496 PUBLIC LAWS--CH. 393-AUG. 4 , 1949 [63 STAT. United States Code, entitled "Coast Guard", is hereby revised, codified, and enacted into law, and may be cited as "Title 14, United States Code, section -", as follows: TITLE 14-COAST GUARD PART Sec. Infra. L REGULAR COAST GUARD------------------------------------ 1 Pa, P. 550. II. COAST GUARD RESERVE AND AUXILIARY------ -


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751 PART I-REGULAR COAST GUARD CHAPTER Infra. 1. ESTABLISHMENT AND DUTIES- - - - _ _ -- _ _-- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 1 Post, p. 497. 3. COMPOSITION AND OBGANIZATION --- --- --- --- --- --- ---- --- --- --- --- _ 41 Post,p . 499. 5. FUNCTIONS AND POWEBS - - - --- --- --- --- -- --- -- --- --- --- --- --- ---- 81 Post,p. 5. 7. COOPERATION WITH OTHEB AGENCIES- -


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_-_--------------------- 141 Post, p. 08 . 9. COAST GUARD ACADEMY-- ________________________---------------- 181 Post, p. 510. 11. PERSONNEL -- --- -- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- _______ _ 221 Post, p. 529. 13. PAY, ALLOWANCES, AWARDB, AND OTHER RIGHTS AND BENEFIT --- -- 461 Post, p. 3. 15. DISCIPLINE AND RELATED MATTERSB _ --- - _-------------------------_ 561 Po, p. 54. 17. ADMINISTRATION _______--------_______________ _____--------------631 CHAPTER 1-ESTABLISHMENT AND DUTIES Sec. 1. Establishment of Coast Guard. 2. Primary duties. 3. Relationship to Navy Department. 4. Operation as a service in the Navy. 5. "Secretary" defined. § 1. Establishment of Coast Guard The Coast Guard as established January 28,1915, shall be a military service and a branch of the armed forces of the United States at all times. The Coast Guard shall be a service in the Treasury Depart- ment, except when operating as a service in the Navy. § 2. Primary duties The Coast Guard shall enforce or assist in the enforcement of all applicable Federal laws upon the high seas and waters subject to the jurisdiction of the United States; shall administer laws and promul- gate and enforce regulations for the promotion of safety of life and property on the high seas and on waters subject to the jurisdiction of the United States covering all matters not specifically delegated by law to some other executive department; shall develop, establish, maintain, and operate, with due regard to the requirements of national defense, aids to maritime navigation, ice-breaking facilities, and rescue facilities for the promotion of safety on and over the high seas and waters subject to the jurisdiction of the United States; and shall maintain a state of readiness to function as a specialized service in the Navy in time of war. § 3. Relationship to Navy Department Upon the declaration of war or when the President directs, the Coast Guard shall operate as a service in the Navy, and shall so continue until the President, by executive order, transfers the Coast Guard back to the Treasury Department. While operating as a serv- ice in the Navy, the Coast Guard shall be subject to the orders of the Secretary of the Navy who may order changes in Coast Guard operations to render them uniform, to the extent he deems advisable, with Navy operations.