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PUBLIC LAW 90-000—MMMM. DD, 1968

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PUBLIC LAW 90-525-SEPT. 26, 1968

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that purpose are hereby authorized: Provided, That, prior to such secretary of alteration, reconstruction, or relocation of said bridges, the location Ipp"ovaf ^"°" and plans shall be submitted to and approved by the Secretary of Transportation in accordance with existing laws." Approved September 26, 1968.

Public Law 90-525 AN ACT To amend section 2733 of title 10 of the United States Code, to include authority for the settlement of claims incident to the noncombat activity of the Coast Guard while it is operating as a service in the Department of Transportation, to grant equivalent claims settlement authority to the Secretary of Defense, to increase the authority which may be delegated to an officer under subsection (g) of section 2733 of title 10 and subsection (f) of section 715 of title 32, from $1,000 to $2,500, and for other purposes.

Be it emicted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That subsection (a) of section 2733 of title 10 of the United States Code, is amended to read as follows: " (a) Under such regulations as the Secretary concerned may prescribe, he, or, subject to appeal to him, the Judge Advocate General of an armed force under his jurisdiction, or the chief legal officer of the Coast Guard, as appropriate, if designated by him, may settle and pay in an amount not more than $5,000, a claim against the United States for— "(1) damage to or loss of real property, including damage or loss incident to use and occupancy; "(2) damage to or loss of personal property, including property bailed to the United States and including registered or insured mail damaged, lost, or destroyed by a criminal act while in the possession of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard, as the case may be; or "(3) personal injury or death; either caused by a civilian officer or employee of that department, or the Coast Guard, or a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard, as the case may be, acting within the scope of his employment, or otherwise incident to noncombat activities of that department, or the Coast Guard." SEC. 2. Section 645 of title 14 of the United States Code is repealed two years after the effective date of this Act. SEC. 3. Subsection (g) of section 2733 of title 10, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: " (g) I n any case where the amount to be paid is not more than $2,500, the authority contained in subsection (a) may be delegated to any officer of an armed force under the jurisdiction of the department concerned, subject to appeal to the Secretary concerned, or his designee for that purpose." SEC. 4. Section 2733 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by the addition of a new subsection (h) as follows: " (h) Under such regulations as the Secretary of Defense may prescribe, he or his designee has the same authority as the Secretary of a military department under this section with respect to the settlement of claims based on damage, loss, personal injury, or death caused by a civilian officer or employee of the Department of Defense acting within the scope of his employment or otherwise incident to noncombat activities of that department."

September 26, 1968 - [ H. R. 206]

Military c l a i m s. Settlement authority. 70A Stat. 153-

Repeal. 63 Stat. 547. 72 Stat. 813-