Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 54 Part 1.djvu/908

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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 717-SEPT. 9 , 1940 Ante, p. 367. Ante, p. 368. Ante, p. 369. Ante, p. 374. Ante, p. 602; post, p. 970. Equipment, etc., for Army for emergency national defense. 41U.S.C.i5. Contracts author- ized. Proisos. Accounting; report to Congress. Restriction re- moved. 10U. S.C ., Supp. V, S1339. ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT Ordnance service and supplies, Army: For ordnance service and supplies, Army, $540,162,645, and, in addition, the Chief of Ordnance, when authorized by the Secretary of War, may enter into contracts prior to July 1, 1941, to an amount not in excess of $902,000,000, for the purposes for which this appropriation is available. CHEMICAL WARFARE SERVICE Chemical Warfare Service, Army: For Chemical Warfare Service, Army, $12,028,641, and, in addition, the Chief of Chemical Warfare Service, when authorized by the Secretary of War, may enter into contracts prior to July 1, 1941, to an amount not in excess of $15,400,000, for the purposes for which this appropriation is available. SEACOAST DEFENSES Seacoast defenses, general, $16,533,491, of which $8,312,154 shall remain available until expended; and in addition, when authorized by the Secretary of War, contracts may be entered into prior to July 1, 1941, for the purposes authorized by this appropriation to an amount not in excess of $20,100,000. RESERVE OFFICERS' TRAINING CORPS Funds appropriated for Organized Reserves for the fiscal year 1941 shall be available for the pay and allowances of members of the Offi- cers' Reserve Corps who may have been or may hereafter be detailed for duty in connection with the Reserve Officers' Training Corps. EXPEDITING PRODUCTION To enable the Secretary of War, upon the recommendation of the Advisory Commission of the Council of National Defense, and with the approval of the President, and without reference to section 3709, Revised Statutes, to expedite the production of equipment and supplies for the Army for emergency national defense purposes, including all of the objects and purposes specified under each of the appropriations available to the War Department during the fiscal year 1941, for pro- curement or production of equipment or supplies, for erection of struc- tures, or for acquisition of land; the furnishing of Government-owned facilities at privately owned plants; the procurement and training of civilian personnel in connection with the production of equipment and material and the use and operation thereof, and for any other purposes which in the discretion of the Secretary of War are desirable in expe- diting production for military purposes and are recommended by the Advisory Commission of the Council of National Defense, and approved by the President, to be immediately available, $162,500,000 and, in addition, the Secretary of War, upon the recommendation oj the Advisory Commission of the Council of National Defense, and with the approval of the President, is authorized to enter into contracts prior to July 1, 1941, for the same purposes to an amount not exceeding $162,500,000: Provided, That an account shall be kept of all expendi- tures made or authorized hereunder and a report thereon shall be sub- mitted to Congress on or before July 1, 1941: Providedfurther, That expenditures from funds appropriated under this head for the fiscal year 1941 shall not be subject to the provisions of section 1136, Revised Statutes. as amended (10 U. S . C. 1339). 874 [54 STAT.