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TO AUTHORIZE APPROPRIATIONS FOR PROCUREMENT OF
WESSELS AND AIRCRAFT AND CONSTRUCTION OF SHORE
AND OFFSHORE ESTABLISHMENTS FOR THE COAST GUARD

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JOHN O. PASTORE, Rhode Island NORRIS COTTON, New Hampshire
A. S. MIKE MONRONEY, Oklahoma THRUSTON B. MORTON, Kentucky
FRANK J. LAUSCHE, Ohio • HUGH SCOTT, Pennsylvania
E. L. BARTLETT, Alaska WINSTON L. PROUTY, Vermont
VANCE HARTKE, Indiana JAMES B. PEARSON, Kansas
PHILIP A. HART, Michigan ROBERT P. GRIFFIN, Michigan

HOWARD W. CANNON, Nevada
DANIEL B. BREWSTER, Maryland
RUSSELL B. LONG, Louisiana
FRANK E. MOSS, Utah
ERNEST F. HOLLINGS, South Carolina

FREDERick J. LORDAN, Staff Director
JAMES J. BARRY, Assistant Staff Director
MICHAEL PERTSCHUK, General Counsel
JoHN N. NASSIKAs, Assistant General Counsel
STANLEY H. BARER, Staff Counsel

SUBcom MITTEE on MERCHANT MARINE AND FISHERIES
E. L. BARTLETT, Alaska, Chairman

WARREN G. MAGNUSON, Washington ROBERT P. GRIFFIN, Michigan JOHN O. PASTORE, Rhode Island WINSTON L. PROUTY, Vermont PHILIP A. HART, Michigan NORRIS COTTON, New Hampshire

DANIEL B. BREWSTER, Maryland
RUSSELL B. LONG, Louisiana
ERNEST F. HOLLINGS, South Carolina

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COAST GUARD APPROPRIATIONS AUTHORIZATION

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 1968

U.S. SENATE,
CoMMITTEE on CoMMERCE,
SUBcom MITTEE ON MERCHANT MARINE AND FISHERIES,
Washington, D.C.

The subcommittee met at 10:10 a.m. in room 5110, New Senate Office Building, the Honorable E. L. Bartlett (chairman of the subcommittee) presiding.

Present: Senators Bartlett and Griffin.

OPENING STATEMENT BY THE CHAIRMAN

Senator BARTLETT. The committee will be in order. The subcommittee is meeting this morning to consider S. 3034 and H.R. 15224 bills to authorize appropriations for procurements of vessels and aircraft and construction of shore and offshore establishments for the Coast Guard. H.R. 15224, as introduced in the House of Representatives is identical to the Senate measure, but the House committee amended the bill to include two additional high-endurance cutters. That bill assed the House with that amendment. Copies of the bills and the etter of transmittal from the Secretary of Transportation and a memorandum summarizing the various provisions of the bill will be placed in the hearing record. (The material referred to follows:)

(S. 3034, 90th Cong., second sess.]

A BILL To authorize appropriations for procurement of vessels and aircraft and construction of shore and offshore establishments for the Coast Guard

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That funds are hereby authorized to be appropriated for fiscal year 1969 for the use of the Coast Guard as follows:

WESSELS

For procurement, extension of service life, and increasing capability of vessels, $38,904,000.

A. Procurement:
(1) one high-endurance cutter;
(2) one oceanographic cutter;
(3) one coastal buoy tender;
(4) one ferryboat; and
(5) one river tender and barge.

B. Increasing capability:.
(1) install generators and air conditioning on five seagoing buoy tenders;
(2) improve habitability on two coastal buoy tenders;
(3) install air conditioning on one coastal buoy tender; and
(4) install balloon tracking radar on two high-endurance cutters and modify

balloon tracking radar installation on one high-endurance cutter.

Staff member assigned to this hearing: Stanley H. Barer. (1)

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