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[87 STAT. 620]
[87 STAT. 620]
PUBLIC LAW 93-000—MMMM. DD, 1973

620 Report to Congress.

Funds, restrictions.

'Goods."

70A Stat. 146; 76 Stat. 511. 10 USC 2631.

Limitations.

PUBLIC LAW 93-155-NOV. 16, 1973

[87

STAT.

(d) The President shall submit to the Congress within ninety days after the date of enactment of this Act, and at the end of each ninetyday period thereafter, a written report informing the Congress of the progress that has been made in implementing the provisions of this section. SEC. 813. (a) No funds authorized to be appropriated by this Act may be obligated under a contract entered into by the Department of Defense after the date of the enactment of this Act for procurement of goods which are other than American goods unless, under regulations of the Secretary of Defense and subject to the determinations and exceptions contained in title III of the Act of March 3, 1933, as amended (47 Stat. 1520; 41 U.S.C. 10a, 10b), popularly known as the Buy American Act, there is adequate consideration given to— (1) the bids or proposals of firms located in labor surplus areas in the United States as designated by the Department of Labor which have offered to furnish American goods; (2) the bids or proposals of small business firms in the United States which have offered to furnish American goods; (3) the bids or proposals of all other firms in the United States which have offered to furnish American goods; (4) the United States balance of payments; (5) the cost of shipping goods which are other than American goods; and (6) any duty, tariff or surcharge which may enter into the cost of using goods which are other than American goods, (b) For purposes of this section, the term "goods which are other than American goods" means (1) an end product which has not been mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States, or (2) an end product manufactured in the United States but the cost of the combonents thereof which are not mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States exceeds the cost of components mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States. SEC. 814, (a) Chapter 157 of title 10, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end thereof a new section as follows: "§2635. Medical emergency helicopter transportation assistance and limitation of individual liability " (a) The Secretary of Defense is authorized to assist the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and the Department of Transportation in providing medical emergency helicopter transportation services to civilians. Any resources provided under this section shall be under such terms and conditions, including reimbursement, as the Secretary of Defense deems appropriate and shall be subject to the following specific limitations: "(1) Assistance may be provided only in areas where military units able to provide such assistance are regularly assigned, and military units shall not be transferred from one area to another for the purpose of providing such assistance. " (2) Assistance may be provided only to the extent that it does not interfere with the performance of the military mission. "(3) The provision of assistance shall not cause any increase in funds required for the operation of the Department of Defense. " (b) No individual (or his estate) who is authorized by the Department of Defense to perform services under a program established pursuant to subsection (a), and who is acting within the scope of his duties, shall be liable for injury to, or loss of property or personal injury or death which may be caused incident to providing such services."