152 Supplies stored in buildings erected or used under this section are available to aid the civilian population in a serious national disaster.
CHAPTER 161.—PROPERTY RECORDS Sec. 2701. Basis: reports.
§2701. Basis: reports (a) Under regulations prescribed by him, the Secretary of Defense shall have the records of the fixed property, installations, major equipment items, and stored supplies of the military departments maintained on both a quantitative and a monetary basis, so far as practicable. (b) The Secretary shall report once a year to Congress and the President on property records maintained under this section. CHAPTER 163.—MILITARY CLAIMS Sec. 2731. Definition. 2732. Property loss: incident to service; members of Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps and civilian employees. 2733. Property loss; personal injury or death: incident to noncombat activities of Department of Army, Navy, or Air Force. 2734. Property loss; personal injury or death: incident to noncombat activities of Department of Army, Navy, or Air Force; foreign countries. 2735. Settlement: final and conclusive.
§ 2731. Definition I n this chapter, "settle" means consider, ascertain, adjust, determine, and dispose of a claim, whether by full or partial allowance or by disallowance. §2732.
Property loss: incident to service; members of Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps and civilian employees (a) Under such regulations as the Secretary of a military department may prescribe, he or any officer designated by him may settle and pay a claim against the United States for not more than $2,500 by a civilian employee of that department, or a member of the Army, Navy, Air Force, or Marine Corps, as the case mnj be, for damage to, or loss of, personal property incident to his service. If the claim is substantiated and the possession of that property is determined to be reasonable, useful, or proper under the circumstances, the claim may be paid or the property replaced in kind. (b) Under such regulations as the Secretary of Defense may prescribe, he or any officer designated by him has the same authority as the Secretary of a military department with respect to a claim by a civilian employee of the Department of Defense not covered by subsection (a) for damage to, or loss of, personal property incident to his service. (c) If a person named in subsection (a) or (b) is dead, the Secretary of the military department concerned or the Secretary of Defense, as the case may be, or any official designated by him, may settle and pay any claim made by the decedent's surviving (1) spouse, (2) children, (3) father or mother, or both, or (4) brothers or sisters, or both, that arose before or after the decedent's death and is otherwise