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[82 STAT. 628]
[82 STAT. 628]
PUBLIC LAW 90-000—MMMM. DD, 1968

628 16 USC 757 a757f.

PUBLIC LAW 90-455-AUG. 3, 1968

[82 STAT.

Lakes Fisheries Conservation Act of October 30, 1965 (79 Stat. 1125), the needs and opportunities for protecting and restoring estuaries in accordance with the purposes of this Act. I n approving grants made pursuant to said laws for the acquisition of all or part of an esituarine area by a State, the Secretary shall establish such terms and conditions as he deems desirable to insure the permanent protection of such areas, including a provision that the lands or interests therein shall not be disposed of by sale, lease, donation, or exchange without the prior approval of the Secretary. SEC. 6. Nothing in this Act shall be construed to affect the authority of any Federal agency to carry out any Federal project heretofore or hereafter authorized within an estuary. Approved August 3, 1968.

Public Law 90-455 August 3, 1968 [S.1532]

D.C. public works. Bonds.

Performance bond.

Payment bond.

AN ACT _To require that contracts for construction, alteration, or repair of any public building or public work of the District of Columbia be accompanied by a performance bond protecting the District of Columbia and by an additional bond for the protection of persons furnishing material and labor, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and. House of Representatives of the United States of America in CongresH assembled, That (a) before any contract, exceeding $2,000 in amount, for the construction, alteration, or repair of any public building or public work of the District of Columbia is awarded to any person, such person shall furnish to the District of Columbia the following bonds, which shall become binding upon the award of the contract to such person, who is hereinafter designated as "contractor": (1) A performance bond with a surety or sureties satisfactory to the Commissioners of the District of Columbia, and in such amount as they shall deem adequate, for the protection of the District of Columbia. (2) A payment bond with a surety or sureties satisfactory to the Commissioners for the protection of all persons supplying labor and material in the prosecution of the work provided for in said contract for the use of each such person. Whenever the total amount payable by the terms of the contract shall be not more than $1,000,000 the payment bond shall be in a sum equal to one-half the total amount payable by the terms of the contract. Whenever the total amount payable by the terms of the contract shall be more thtin $1,000,000 and not more than $5,000,000, the said payment bond shall be in a sum equal to 40 per centum of the total amount payable by the terms of the contract. Whenever the total amount payable by the terms of the contract shall be more than $5,000,000 the payment bond shall be in the sum of $2,500,000. (b) Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the authority of the Commissioners to require a performance bond or other security in addition to those, or in cases other than the cases specified in subsection (a) of this section. SEC. 2. (a) Every person who has furnished labor or material in the prosecution of the work provided for in such contract, in respect of which a payment bond is furnished under this Act and who has not been paid in full therefor before the expiration of a period of ninety days after the day on which the last of the labor was done or performed by him or material was furnished or supplied by him for which such claim is made, shall have the right to sue on such payment