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PUBLIC LAW 93-111-SEPT. 21, 1973
Public Law 93-111 September21, 1973 [S.1385]
Trust Territory of the P a c i f i c Islands, Civil government, continuance. Appropriation, 84 Stat. 1559. 48 USC 1681 note.
Government comptroller of Guam, additional duties. 82 Stat. 8 4 5. 48 USC 1422d.
AN ACT To amend section 2 of the Act of June 30, 1954. a s amended, providing for the continuance of civil government for the T r u s t T e r r i to r y of the Pacific Islands.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 2 of the Act of June 30, 1954 (68 Stat. 330), as amended, is amended by debting "for each of the fiscal years 1971, 1972, and 1973, $€0,000,000 \ and inserting in lieu thereof: "and for each of the fiscal years 1974 and 1975, $60,000,000 plus such sums as are necessary, but not to exceed $10,000,000, for each of such fiscal years, to offset reductions in, or the termination of, Federal grant-in-aid programs or other funds made available to the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands by other Federal agencies". SEC. 2. The Act of June 30, 1954, as amended, is further amended by adding at the end thereof the following new section: "SEC. 4. (a) The government comptroller for Guam appointed pursuant to the provisions of section 9-A of the Organic Act of Guam shall, in addition to the duties imposed on him by such Act, carry out, on and after the date of the enactment of this section, the duties set forth in this section with respect to the government of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. I n carrying out such duties, the comptroller shall be under the general supervision of the Secretary of the Interior and shall not be a part of any executive department in the government of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, The salary and expenses of the comptroller's office shall, notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of section 9-A of the Organic Act of Guam, be apportioned equitably by the Secretary of the Interior between Guam and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands from funds available to Guam and the trust territory. "(b) The government comptroller shall audit all accounts and review and recommend adjudication of claims pertaining to the revenue and receipts of the government of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands and of funds derived from bond issues; and he shall audit, in accordance with law and administrative regulations, all expenditures of funds and property pertaining to the government of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands including those pertaining to trust funds held by such government. "(c) I t shall be the duty of the government comptroller to bring to the attention of the Secretary of the Interior and the High Commissioner of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands all failures to collect amounts due the government, and the expenditures of funds or uses of property which are irregular or not pursuant to law. The audit activities of the government comptroller shall be directed so as to (1) improve the efficiency and economy of programs of the government of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, and (2) discharge the responsibility incumbent upon the Congress to insure that the substantial Federal revenues which are covered into the treasury of such government are properly accounted for and audited. " (d) The decisions of the government comptroller shall be final except that appeal therefrom may, with the concurrence of the High Commissioner, be taken by the party aggrieved or the head of the department concerned, within one year from the date of the decision, to the Secretary of the Interior, which appeal shall be in writing and shall specifically set forth the particular action of the government comptroller to which exception is taken, with the reasons and the authorities relied upon for reversing such decision.