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63 STAT.] 81ST CONG. , 1ST SESS.-CHS. 441-443 --AUG. 16 , 1949 the executive branch of the Government who are veterans of the Spanish-American War, World War I, or World War II may be excused from duty, without loss of pay or deduction from their annual leave, for such time as may be necessary, but not in excess of four hours in any one day, to enable them to participate as active pall-bearers or as members of firing squads or guards of honor in funeral ceremonies for members of the armed forces of the United States who lost their lives in World War II and whose remains are returned from abroad for final interment in the United States. Approved August 16, 1949. [CHAPTER 442] AN ACT To declare the waterway (in which is located the Brewery Street Channel) from Brewery Street southeastward to a line running south thirty-three degrees fifty-three minutes thirty-six seconds west from the south side of Chestnut Street at New Haven, Connecticut, a nonnavigable stream. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the portion of the waterway in which is located the Brewery Street Channel in the city of New Haven, Connecticut, lying northwest of a line extending south thirty-three degrees fifty-three minutes thirty-six seconds west from a point (located north forty-five degrees fifteen minutes eight seconds west; distant two hundred and eighty-six feet from United States harbor line mark 41 on the southerly side of Waterside Park) four hundred and seventeen and seventy-two one-hundredths feet to the combined United States bulkhead and pierhead line on the upstream face of Canal Wharf as established by the Secretary of War May 14, 1942, is hereby declared to be a nonnavigable water of the United States within the meaning of the Constitution and laws of the United States. SEC. 2 . Any project heretofore authorized by any Act of Congress, insofar as such project relates to the above-described portion of the Brewery Street section of New Haven Harbor, is hereby abandoned. SEC. 3. The right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act is hereby expressly reserved. Approved August 16, 1949. [CHAPTER 443] AN ACT To amend the Civil Service Retirement Act of May 29, 1930, to provide that the annuities of certain officers and employees engaged in the enforcement of the criminal laws of the United States shall be computed on the basis of their average basic salaries for any five consecutive years of allowable service. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 1 (d) of the Civil Service Retirement Act of May 29, 1930, as amended, is hereby amended by striking out "and the annuity of such officer or employee shall be equal to 2 per centum of his average basic salary for the five years next preceding the date of his retirement, multiplied by the number of years of service, not exceeding thirty years" and inserting in lieu thereof "and the annuity of such officer or employee shall be equal to 2 per centum of his average basic salary for any five consecutive years of allowable service at the option of such officer or employee, multiplied by the number of years of service, not exceeding thirty years". Approved August 16, 1949. 81939°-50 -PT. I-39 609 August 16, 1949 [H. R. 3511] [Public Law 234] New Haven, Conn. Nonnavigable wa- terway. Rights reserved. August 16, 1949 [H. R. 3756] [Public Law 235] Civil Service Retire- ment Act, amend- ment. 56 Stat. 14. 5U. S. C., Supp.II, 691 (d).