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462 (b) The lease may provide appropriate methods for the settlement of disputes and remedies for breach of specified conditions. § 7438. Exclusion of naval oil-shale reserves This chapter does not authorize the development or operation of the naval oil-shale reserves. C H A P T E R 643.—CIVILIAN E M P L O Y E E S Sec. 7471. 7472. 7473. 7474. 7475. 7476. 7477.

Appointments: professional and scientific services. Physical examination: employees engaged in h a z a r d o u s occupations. Employment of aliens. Wage r a t e s: establishment. Force a t n a v a l activities not to be increased before elections. Administration of oaths by clerlvs and employees. Transportation of dependents and household effects of civilian personnel stationed outside the United States: payment in lieu of transportation. 7478. Naval W a r College: employment of civilian professors; compensation.

§ 7471. Appointments: professional and scientific services (a) The Secretary of the Navy may establish within the Department of the Navy not more than 13 civilian positions to carry out research and development relating to the national defense, military and naval medicine, and other activities of the Department of Defense that require the services of specially qualified scientific or professional personnel. (b) Subject to the Civil Service Commission's approval as to rates, the Secretary may fix the compensation for positions established under subsection (a). However, the compensation may not be less than $10,000 or more than $15,000 a year. (c) Positions established under subsection (a) are in the classified civil service of the United States. However, if the Civil Service Commission or a person designated by it approves a proposed appointee's qualifications, no competitive examination may be required. § 7472. Physical examination: employees engaged in h a z a r d o u s occupations (a) The Secretary of the Navy may provide for physical examination by civilians of employees engaged in hazardous occupations, where the professional services of the Medical Department are not available. The Secretary may compensate these civilians for their services, on a contract or fee basis, at the rates customary in the locality. (b) The Secretary, to the extent he considers proper, may delegate the authority conferred by this section to any person in the Department of the Navy, with or without the authority to make successive redelegations. § 7473. Employment of aliens Laws prohibiting payment of compensation to a person who is not a citizen of the United States do not apply to a person whose employment by the Department of the Navy is determined by the Secretary of the Navy to be necessary to obtain for the armed forces the benefits of the special technical or scientific knowledge or experience possessed by that person and not readily obtainable from a citizen.