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§706. United States Postal Service

Coast Guard facilities and personnel may be utilized for the transportation and delivery of mail matter during emergency conditions or at isolated locations under such arrangements as may be satisfactory to the Secretary and the United States Postal Service.

(Aug. 4, 1949, ch. 393, 63 Stat. 506 , §146; Pub. L. 94–546, §1(12), Oct. 18, 1976, 90 Stat. 2519 ; Pub. L. 99–640, §10(a)(5), Nov. 10, 1986, 100 Stat. 3549 ; renumbered §706, Pub. L. 115–282, title I, §106(b), Dec. 4, 2018, 132 Stat. 4203 .)

Historical and Revision Notes

This section provides generally for what has been the practice between the Coast Guard and the Post Office Department in Alaska for years. The authorization is limited to emergency conditions or isolated locations. 81st Congress, House Report No. 557.

Editorial Notes

Prior Provisions

A prior section 706 was renumbered section 3706 of this title.


2018-Pub. L. 115–282 renumbered section 146 of this title as this section.

1986-Pub. L. 99–640 substituted "United States Postal Service" for "Postmaster General".

1976-Pub. L. 94–546 substituted "United States Postal Service" for "Post Office Department" in section catchline.

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