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cated in the report of the Committee on Naval Affairs on the 1919 Naval Appropriation Act.
The appropriation is considered to be applicable in cases involving original dredging and the construction of buildings, drydocks, sa walls, piers, power plants, and other public works. The appropriation is not applicable to dredging areas previously dredged, repairs minor improvements, upkeep, and operation of public works an. public utilities.
AMOUNT REQUIRED TO COMPLETE ACTIVE PROJECTS
I would like to specially invite the attention of the committee the fact that the tabulation of estimated obligations and cash with:drawals, shown on pages 84, 85, and 86, of the justification, indicate that the total cash required during the fiscal years 1940 and 1941 :. carry to completion projects commenced during previous years w. be $10,514,450. This is divided as follows: For 1910, $8,629,4.30; f. 1941, $1,885,000; a total of $10,514,450. Acting on the authority to be granted by the 1939 Appropriation
. Act and authority contained in previous Appropriation Acts, it is proposed to let contracts for the public works projects therein specifically mentioned, at the limits of cost stated, as indicated by the column headed "Obligations 1939” on page 86 of the justification Such contracts will constitute obligations for which it is assumed the Congress will appropriate the additional necessary funds to be paid out when required subsequent to 1939. These necessary additional funds total $10,514,450.
The tabulation referred to above (pp. 84, 85, and 86 of the justification) is as follows:
Public works, Bureau of Yards and Docks, active projects
(Revised November 29, 1937, to conform to approved Budget)
Active Projects Act Apr. 15, 1935, not in Second
Canal Zone radio.
Charleston shore structures.
Annapolis radio facilities
Pearl Harbor dock B
Pensacola quarters for student officers
Mare Island drydock, preliminary work.
Public works, Bureau of Yards and Docks active projects Continued
(Revised November 29, 1937 to conform to approved Budget)
Projects and acts
5, 473. 47
54, 163. 87
First Deficiency Act, June 22, 1936:
Mare Island dispensary.
Pearl Harbor air base service systems, etc.
Puget Sound switching equipment.
Pensacola water supply
Charleston power plant.
Newport War College library.
Mare Island oil storehouse
U. 8. 8. Tulip Memorial
Pearl Harbor, harbor and channel
Admiral MOREELL. Funds are appropriated or otherwise provided under the Bureau of Yards and Docks for all of the public works and public utilities of the naval-shore establishment, which include all classes of construction at navy yards, ammunition depots, hos pitals, marine barracks, and other shore establishments. New construction and major projects of reconditioning are classed as public works. Repairs, maintenance, dredging, upkeep, and operation es penses are provided for out of maintenance appropriations of this or other bureaus.
In 1931 Congress passed the Employment Stabilization Act of 1931, which required the various agencies of the Federal Government to prepare 6-year programs for their needed construction and to keep those programs up to date. Generally speaking, in past years the Navy's shore program called for the expenditure for public works of $12,000,000 to $13,000,000 a year, which includes a reasonable allowance for replacements and reconditioning to make good obsolescence and deferred depreciation of existing structures. Due to rising prices and the expanding needs of the shore establishment, this figure has been increased in the current 6-year program to $20,000,000.
Projects proposed for inclusion in the 1939 bill have a total cost of $16,176,000, which figure represents the total authorized cost of the various projects. Toward the accomplishment of these projects and to carry on projects authorized in appropriation acts for previous years, it is recommended that an appropriation of $10,787,000 be made.
The projects requested are of major importance to the Navy and are necessary to improve the industrial facilities at Navy Yards, re. lieve deplorable housing conditions at isolated activities, and provide additional facilities for aviation and hospitalization of naval personnel.
The principal items are: The development of the air station at Alameda; the further improvement of harbor and channel at Pearl Harbor: improved or increased housing at the air station, Norfolk, fleet air base, Coco Solo, submarine base, Coco Solo, and naval station, Balboa; improvement of power facilities at Pearl Harbor; im