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[74 Stat. 590]
[74 Stat. 590]
PUBLIC LAW 86-000—MMMM. DD, 1960


PUBLIC LAW 86-682-SEPT. 2, 1960

[74 S T A T.

§ 2102. Leases (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law the Postmaster General may lease, on such terms as he deems appropriate, real property necessary in the conduct of the affairs of the Department. (b) The term of a lease may not exceed twenty years when made for quarters— (1) for post offices of the first, second and third classes; (2) for terminal railway post offices; and (3) at public airports. (c) The Postmaster General may rent quarters for postal purposes without entering into a formal written contract where the amount of the rental does not exceed $1,000 per annum. (d) When a leased building or part thereof becomes unfit for use for the purpose rented, the Postmaster General may not pay rent until it is put in satisfactory condition by the lessor, or at his option he may cancel the lease. § 2103. Additional leasing authority (a) I n addition to the authority vested in him by section 2102 of this title the Postmaster General may— (1) negotiate and enter into lease agreements which do not bind the Government for periods exceeding thirty years, on such terms as the Postmaster General deems to be in the best interests of the United States, for the erection by the lessor of the buildings and improvements for postal purposes as the Postmaster General deems appropriate, on lands sold, leased, or otherwise disposed of by the Postmaster General to, or otherwise acquired by, the lessor; (2) for the purposes of paragraph (1) of this subsection, and St" IM^ 11% f without regard to sections 630-630h of title 5, sections 471-475,481, 583;' 58 Stat. 770.' 483^92, and 511-514 of title 40, sections 5, 153, and 251-255, 257-260 of title 41, sections 391-401 of title 44, and section 1622 of title 50, appendix— (A) acquire by purchase, condemnation, lease, donation, or otherwise, and on such terms as he deems appropriate to the best interests of the United States, real property and interests therein, for use for postal purposes; and (B) dispose of real property, and interests therein, acquired for use or used for postal purposes by sale, lease, or otherwise, on such terms as he deems appropriate to the best interests of the United States. (b) The Postmaster General may not, for the purpose of this section, dispose of (1) any Government-owned property, or interests therein, If ^*a^I' ^^^' '^ acquired pursuant to section 352 of title 40 or (2) any GovernmentStat. 4 8 6. owned property, or interests therein, acquired pursuant to law prior to July 22, 1954, on which there has been constructed a building to be used for postal purposes and which is presently being used for those purposes. (c) Funds available to the Department for the payment of rents may be utilized by the Postmaster General for the purposes of this section. § 2104. Space procurement by lease-purchase agreements Whenever the Postmaster General determines that— (1) there is a substantial need for space for postal purposes in any particular area which cannot be satisfied by utilization of any existing property suitable for the purpose then owned by the Government, (2) the receipts of the post office serving the area exceed $10,000 per year, and