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FACILITIES, SERVICE, AND PROPERTY IN THE CANAL ZONE AND IN THE

REPUBLIC OF PANAMA

Sec. 7. (a) Subject to the approval of the Secretary of Defense, the Administrator is authorized to provide air navigation, communications, and air traffic control facilities and services in the Canal Zone and the Republic of Panama and to do all things necessary in connection with tħe operation and maintenance thereof.

(b) In exercising and performing his powers and duties under this section, the Administrator shall do so consistently with any obligation assumed by the United States in any treaty, convention, or agreement that may be in force between the United States and the Republic of Panama.

(c) Any department of the National Military Establishment is authorized in its discretion to transfer without charge therefor to the Administrator any airport property or airway property or other real or personal property which (1) is located in the Canal Zone or the Republic of Panama, and (2) is determined by the Administrator to be, or likely to become, useful in carrying out the purposes of this Act.

(d) The authority conferred by this section may be exercised without regard to sections 3 and 8 (a) of this Act.

TRANSFER OF CERTAIN PROPERTY FROM THE NATIONAL MILITARY ESTABLISH

MENT TO THE ADMINISTRATOR OR THE WEATHER BUREAU

SEC. 8. (a) When considered consistent with the needs of national defense, and subject to such conditions, if any, as may be agreed upon in specific cases between the parties, any department of the National Military Establishment is authorized to transfer at its discretion to the Administrator, without charge therefor, airport property and airway property, exclusive of meteorological facilities, installed by or in the possession of such department in territory (including Alaska) outside the continental limits of the United States, which such department has found to be no longer required exclusively for military purposes and which in the opinion of the Administrator are, or are likely to become, necessary for carrying out the purposes of this Act. Transfer of property in foreign territory shall be made hereunder only after consultation with the Air Coordinating Committee.

(b) When considered consistent with the needs of national defense, and subject to such conditions, if any, as may be agreed upon in

specific cases between the parties, any department of the National Military Establishment is authorized to transfer at its discretion to the Chief of the Weather Bureau without charge therefor, meteorological facilities installed by or in the possession of such department in territory (including Alaska) outside the continental limits of the United States, which such department has found to be no longer required exclusively for military purposes, and which, in the opinion of the Chief of the Weather Bureau are, or are likely to become, necessary for carrying out the purposes of this Act. Transfer of property in foreign territory shall be made hereunder only after consultation with the Air Coordinating Committee.

(c) All property transferred to the Department of Commerce under the provisions of Executive Order 9709, dated March 29, 1946, and Executive Order 9797, dated November 6, 1946, and which is in the

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possession of the Department of Commerce on the date of the enactment of this Act shall be considered as property transferred pursuant to this section.

AUTHORITY TO RETAKE PROPERTY TRANSFERRED UNDER SECTION 7 OR 8

Sec. 9. When necessary to meet military requirements, as determined by the Secretary of the department which made the transfer, such department is authorized immediately to retake any property transferred under section 7 or section 8, together with any improvements or additions made thereto: Provided, That the Secretary of such department, upon the recommendation of the Administrator or the Chief of the Weather Bureau, as the case may be, is authorized in any case to waive any right or privilege conferred or reserved by this section. In the event property is retaken which incorporates improvements or additions not made at Government expense, reasonable compensation shall be paid to the person or persons who made such improvements or additions, or to their successors in interest. The Secretary of the department which made the transfer, or his duly authorized representative, shall determine, for purposes of this section, what is reasonable compensation for such improvements or additions.

POWERS OF ADMINISTRATOR AND CHIEF OF WEATHER BUREAU WITH

RESPECT TO CERTAIN AIRPORT PROPERTY AND AIRWAY PROPERTY

SEC. 10. (a) With regard to airport property and airway property in territory (including Alaska) outside the continental limits of the United States which he has acquired pursuant to this Act or any other provision of law, the Administrator is empowered and directed to do and perform, by contract or otherwise, all acts and things necessary or incident to their consolidation, operation, protection, maintenance, improvement, and administration, including but not limited to the power (1) to adapt, from time to time, such properties to the needs of civil aeronautics by construction, installation, reengineering, relocation, or otherwise; (2) to make and amend such reasonable rules and regulations as he may deem necessary to the proper exercise of the powers granted by this section; (3) to lease under such conditions as he may deem proper and for such periods as may be desirable (not to exceed twenty years) space or property for purposes essential or appropriate to their consolidation, operation, protection, and administration under this Act; (4) to contract for, or to provide directly for, the sale of fuel, oil, equipment, food and supplies, hotel accommodations, and other facilities and services necessary or desirable for the operation and administration of such properties; (5) to make just and reasonable charges for aeronautical services (including but not limited to landing fees and fees for the use of communication services); and (6) to acquire, by purchase or otherwise, real or personal property, or interests therein, which he may consider necessary for the purposes of this section. Any person who knowingly and willfully violates any rule or regulation issued by the Administrator under clause (2) of this section, if such violation is committed in any area under the civil jurisdiction of the United States, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be subject to a fine of not more than $500 or to imprisonment not exceeding six months, or to both such fine and imprisonment.

(b) With regard to meteorological facilities in territory (including Alaska) outside the continental limits of the United States which he has acquired pursuant to this Act or any other provision of law, the Chief of the Weather Bureau is vested with all powers to consolidate, operate, protect, maintain, improve, and administer granted the Administrator by subsection (a) with respect to facilities the latter has acquired.

(c) All funds received under this section, as a result of direct sale or charge by the Administrator or the Chief of the Weather Bureau and which, in the judgment of the Administrator or the Chief of the Weather Bureau, as the case may be, are equivalent to the cost, including handling charges, of the fuel, oil, equipment, food, supplies, services, shelter, or other assistance or services sold or furnished shall be credited to the appropriation from which the cost thereof was paid, and the balance, if any, shall be credited to miscellaneous receipts.

(d) The provisions of section 3709 of the Revised Statutes, as amended (41 U. S. C. 5), shall not apply to any of the leases or contracts made by the Administrator or the Chief of the Weather Bureau pursuant to the provisions of this Act.

UTILIZATION OF FACILITIES AND SERVICES OF OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

SEC. 11. The Administrator and the Chief of the Weather Bureau are authorized and directed, in carrying out the provisions of this Act, insofar as they find it practicable, to arrange for the use of appropriate facilities or services of other United States Government agencies, and to reimburse any such agency for such service out of funds appropriated to the Civil Aeronautics Administration or the Weather Bureau, as the case may be, to the end that personnel and facilities of existing United States Government agencies shall be utilized to the fullest possible advantage and not be unnecessarily duplicated. Any agency of the United States Government receiving any such request is hereby authorized to furnish such facilities or to perform such services.

AUTHORIZATION FOR APPROPRIATIONS Sec. 12. There are hereby authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act.

AIR MAIL ACT OF 1934 ? [Act of June 12, 1934, 48 Stat. 933; as amended by Joint Resolution

of June 26, 1934, 48 Stat. 1243; Act of February 21, 1935, 49 Stat. 30; Act of August 14, 1935, 49 Stat. 614; Act of January 14, 1938, 52 Stat. 6; Act of April 15, 1938, 52 Stat. 218; Act of June 23, 1938 (Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938), 52 Stat.973]

AN ACT

To revise air-mail laws, and to establish a commission to make a report to the

Congress recommending an aviation policy Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Act of April 29, 1930 (46 Stat. 259, 260; U. S. C., Supp. VII, title 39, secs. 464, 465c. 465d, and 465f), and the sections amended thereby are hereby repealed.

Sec. 2 [39 U. S. C. 463, 39 U.S. C. 469] (a) Effective July 1, 1934, the rate of postage on air mail shall be 6 cents for each ounce or fraction thereof.

(b) When used in this Act(1) The term “air mail” means mail of any class prepaid at the rate of postage prescribed in subsection (a) of this section." (As amended by section 1107 (k) of the Civil Aeronautics Act.)

Sec. 8 [39 U. S. C. 469f] Any company alleging to hold a claim against the Government on account of any air-mail contract that may have heretofore been annulled, may prosecute such claim as it may have against the United States for the cancellation of such contract in the Court of Claims of the United States, provided that such suit be brought within one year from the date of the passage of this Act.3

[The remaining sectěons repealed by section 1107 () of the Civil Aeronautics Act.]

RATE OF POSTAGE ON DOMESTIC AIR MAIL [Act of August 14, 1946, 60 Stat. 1062; as amended by Act of June

29, 1948, 62 Stat. 1097]

AN ACT To fix the rate of postage on domestic air mail, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

FIVE-CENT DOMESTIC AIR MAIL RATE

SECTION 1 [39 U. S. C. A. 463] The rate of postage on domestic air mail weighing eight ounces or less shall be 5 cents for each ounce

Sec. 405 (a) of the Civil Aeronautics Act provides for the continuation and termination of contracts for the carriage of mail entered into or continued under the provisions of the Air Mail Act of 1934 and for the compensation for such carriage of mail until the rate of compensation is fixed in accordance with the Civil Aeronautics Act. 8 June 12, 1934.

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