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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 393-AUG. 4, 1949 conferences on all matters dealing with the safety of life and property at sea, other than radio communication. § 143. Treasury Department Commissioned, warrant, and petty officers of the Coast Guard are deemed to be officers of the customs and when so acting shall, insofar as performance of the duties relating to customs laws are concerned, be subject to regulations issued by the Secretary of the Treasury gov- erning officers of the customs. § 144. Department of the Army and Department of the Air Force (a) The Secretary of the Army or the Secretary of the Air Force at the request of the Secretary of the Treasury may, with or without reimbursement for the cost thereof, as agreed, receive officers and enlisted men of the Coast Guard for instruction in any school, includ- ing any aviation school, maintained by the Army or the Air Force, and such officers and enlisted men shall be subject to the regulations governing such schools. (b) Officers and enlisted men of the Coast Guard shall be permitted to purchase quartermaster supplies from the Army at the same price as is charged the officers and enlisted men of the Army. (c) Articles of ordnance property may be sold by the Chief of Ordnance to officers of the Coast Guard for their use in the public service in the same manner as these articles are sold to officers of the Army. § 145. Navy Department (a) The Secretary of the Navy, at the request of the Secretary of the Treasury may, with or without reimbursement for the cost thereof, as agreed: (1) build any vessel for the Coast Guard at such Navy yards as the Secretary of the Navy may designate; and (2) receive officers and enlisted men of the Coast Guard for instruction in any school, including any aviation school main- tained by the Navy, and such officers and enlisted men shall be subject to the regulations governing such schools. (b) Officers and enlisted men of the Coast Guard shall be per- mitted to purchase quartermaster supplies from the Navy and the Marine Corps at the same price as is charged the officers and enlisted men of the Navy and Marine Corps. (c) When the Coast Guard is operating in the Treasury Depart- ment, the Secretary shall provide for such peacetime training and planning of reserve strength and facilities as is necessary to insure an organized, manned, and equipped Coast Guard when it is required for wartime operation in the Navy. To this end, the Secretary of the Navy for the Navy, and the Secretary of the Treasury, for the Coast Guard, may from time to time exchange such information, make avail- able to each other such personnel, vessels, facilities, and equipment, and agree to undertake such assignments and functions for each other as they may agree are necessary and advisable. § 146. Post Office Department Coast Guard facilities and personnel may be utilized for the trans- portation and delivery of mail matter during emergency conditions or at isolated locations under such arrangements as may be satis- factory to the Secretary and the Postmaster General. 506 [63 STAT.