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PUBLIO LAWS-CHS. 374, 375-JUNE 15, 1940 [CHAPTER 374] AN ACT June 15, 1940 [H. R. 6044] To regulate the number of warrant and commissioned warrant officers in the [Public, No. 634] Marine Corps. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Marine Corps. United States of America in Congress assembled, That the number rant, etc., officers of warrant and commissioned warrant officers in the Marine Corps and their distribution in the warrant and commissioned warrant grades shall be as the President may from time to time deem necessary. Approved, June 15, 1940. [CHAPTER 375] AN ACT June 15, 1940 [H. R. 9848] To authorize the construction or acquisition of naval aircraft, the construction of [Public, No. 635] certain public works, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Navy.n, United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President naval aircraft. of the United States is hereby authorized to acquire or construct naval Ate, p.391;post, . airplanes and nonrigid lighter-than-air craft, and spare parts and Maximum number. equipment, as may be necessary to provide and maintain the number of useful naval airplanes at a total of not more than ten thousand, including eight hundred fifty airplanes for the Naval Reserve, and the number of useful nonrigid lighter-than-air craft at a total of not Training facilities. more than forty-eight. He is also authorized to provide such train- ing facilities as may, in his judgment, be necessary for sixteen Proviso. thousand naval aviators and enlisted pilots: Provided, That nothing Responsibility of 1i secretary. herein shall be construed to limit or affect the responsibility of the Secretary of the Navy as defined in the Act of July 12, 1921 (42 Stat. 141; U. S. C., title 34, sec. 732). oEstabishmentetc., SEC. 2 . The Secretary of the Navy is hereby authorized to estab- ities. lish, develop, or increase naval aviation facilities, with which shall be included the authority to purchase, accept by gift, or otherwise acquire land and to construct buildings and accessories, with approxi- Designatedprojects. mate costs as indicated, at or in the vicinity of Norfolk, Virginia, $13,246,000; San Juan, Puerto Rico, $2,330,000; Coco Solo, Canal Zone, $12,690,000; Seattle, Washington, $4,670,000; Kodiak, Alaska, $2,012,000; Hawaiian Islands, $6,385,000; Midway Island, $1,870,000; Wake Island $5,582,000; Johnston Island, $460,000; Quonset Point, Rhode Island, $24,204,000; Quantico, Virginia, $2,326,000; Guanta- namo, Cuba, $2,886,000; Charlotte Amalie, Virgin Islands, $1,510,000; San Diego, California, $5,637,000; Alameda, California, $6,861,000; Unalaska, Alaska, $2,963,000; Canton Island, $1,500,000; Tongue Point, Oregon, $2,000,000; Corpus Christi, Texas, $25,000,000; at such localities within the continental limits of the United States as may, in his judgment, be necessary for the Naval Reserve, which authority shall also include the acquisition of existing facilities, $10.000,000; and in such vicinities as he may, in his discretion, deem advisable for other Proaso in tauxiliary air bases, $10,000,000: Provided, That the approximate cost limitation. indicated for each project enumerated above may, in the discretion of the Secretary of the Navy, be varied upward or downward by an amount not to exceed 25 per centum of the approximate cost indi- Additional to prior cated, but the total cost shall not exceed $144,132,000: Prouided fur- ther, That this shall be in addition to all authorizations heretofore eportto Congres made for projects in these vicinities: And provided further That the Secretary of the Navy shall report to the Congress, at the beginning of each regular session, the extent to which he has exercised the 400 [54 STAT.