116 STAT. 3078 PUBLIC LAW 107-372—DEC. 19, 2002 Public Law 107-372 107th Congress An Act Dec. 19, 2002 To reauthorize the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998, and for other [H.R. 4883] purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. TABLE OF CONTENTS. The table of contents for this Act is as follows: Sec. 1. Table of contents. TITLE I—NCAA HYDROGRAPHIC SERVICES IMPROVEMENT Sec. 101. Short title; references. Sec. 102. Definitions. Sec. 103. Functions of Administrator. Sec. 104. Quality assurance program. Sec. 105. Hydrographic Services Review Panel. Sec. 106. Authorization of appropriations. TITLE II—NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION COMMISSIONED OFFICER CORPS Sec. 201. Short title. SUBTITLE A—GENERAL PROVISIONS Sec. 211. Commissioned officer corps. Sec. 212. Definitions. Sec. 213. Authorized number on the active list. Sec. 214. Strength and distribution in grade. Sec. 215. Authorized number for fiscal years 2003 through 2005. SUBTITLE B—^APPOINTMENT AND PROMOTION OF OFFICERS Sec. 221. Original appointments. Sec. 222. Personnel boards. Sec. 223. Promotion of ensigns to grade of lieutenant (junior grade). Sec. 224. Promotion by selection to permanent grades above lieutenant (jvuiior grade). Sec. 225. Length of service for promotion purposes. Sec. 226. Appointments and promotions to permanent grades. Sec. 227. General qualification of officers for promotion to higher permanent grade. Sec. 228. Positions of importance and responsibility. Sec. 229. Temporary appointments and promotions generally. Sec. 230. Temporary appointment or advancement of commissioned officers in time of war or national emergency. Sec. 231. Pay and allowances; date of acceptance of promotion. Sec. 232. Service credit as deck officer or junior engineer for promotion purposes. Sec. 233. Suspension during war or emergency. SUBTITLE C—SEPARATION AND RETIREMENT OF OFFICERS Sec. 241. Involuntary retirement or separation. Sec. 242. Separation pay. Sec. 243. Mandatory retirement for age. Sec. 244. Retirement for length of service. Sec. 245. Computation of retired pay.