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cial instrumentality established by the people on Taiwan having the necessary authority under the laws applied by the people on Taiwan to provide assurances and take other actions on behalf of Taiwan in accordance with the Act. 1-3. President's Memorandum of December 30, 1978.

1-301. This Order supersedes my memorandum of December 30, 1978 for all departments and agencies entitled “Relations with the People on Taiwan” (44 F.R. 1075). Agreements and arrangements referred to in paragraph (B) of that memorandum shall continue in force and shall be performed in accordance with the Act and this Order.

8. Panama Canal
a. Panama Canal Act of 1979 1

Partial text of Public Law 96-70 (H.R. 111), 93 Stat. 452, approved September 27, 1979; as amended by Public Law 98-217 (H.R. 3969), 98 Stat. 9, approved February 14, 1984; Public Law 98 600 (H.R. 6101), 98 Stat. 3146, approved October 30, 1984; Public Law 99-195 (H.R. 664), 99 Stat. 1349, approved December 23, 1985; Public Law 99–209 (Panama Canal Amend. ments Act of 1985, H.R. 729), 99 Stat. 1716, approved December 23, 1985; Public Law 99-223 (Panama Canal Commission Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1986; H.R. 1784), 99 Stat. 1738, approved December 28, 1985; Public Law 99-368 (Panama Canal Commission Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 1987; H.R. 4409), 100 Stat. 776, approved August 1, 1986; Public Law 100 203 (Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987, H.R. 3545), 101 Stat. 1330, approved December 22, 1987; Public Law 100–705 (Panama Canal Commission Compensation Fund Act of 1988, H.R. 5287), 102 Stat. 4685, approved November 19, 1988; Public Law 101-510 (National Defense Au. thorization Act for Fiscal Year 1991, H.R. 4739), 104 Stat. 1485, approved November 5, 1990; Public Law 102-484 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1993, H.R. 5006), 106 Stat. 2315, approved October 23, 1992; Public Law 103-160 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994, H.R. 2401), 107 Stat. 1547, approved November 30, 1993; Public Law 103-416 (Immigration and Nationality Technical Corrections Act of 1994; H.R. 783), 108 Stat. 4305, approved October 25, 1994; Public Law 103_337 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995; S. 2182), 108 Stat. 2663, approved October 5, 1994; Public Law 103-416 [Immigration and Nationality Corrections Act of 1994; H.R. 783), 108 Stat. 4305, approved October 25, 1994

AN ACT To provide for the operation and maintenance of the Panama Canal under

the Panama Treaty of 1977, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SHORT TITLE SECTION 1. This Act may be cited as the “Panama Canal Act of 1979”.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Sec. 1. Short title ..........
Sec. 2. Statement of purpose ..........
Sec. 3. Definitions and recommendation for legislation ................

TITLE I-ADMINISTRATION AND REGULATIONS

CHAPTER 1—PANAMA CANAL COMMISSION
Sec. 1101. Establishment of Commission .........................
Sec. 1102. Supervisory Board ..............
Sec. 1103. Administrator ..............
Sec. 1104. Deputy Administrator and Chief Engineer .
Sec. 1105. Consultative Committee

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1 For text of the Panama Canal Treaty, the document which this legislation implemented, see Legislation on Foreign Relations, vol. V, sec. G.

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Sec. 1106. Joint Commission on the Environment ...................
Sec. 1107. Travel expenses .......................
Sec. 1108. Defense of the Panama Canal ......................
Sec. 1109. Joint Sea Level Canal Study Committee ...........
Sec. 1110. Authority of the Ambassador ...........
Sec. 1111. Security legislation ................
Sec. 1112. Code of Conduct for Commission personnel .............
Sec. 1113. Office of Ombudsman .....

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CHAPTER 2-EMPLOYEES

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Subchapter I–Panama Canal Commission Personnel
Sec. 1201. Definitions ........................
Sec. 1202. Appointment and compensation; duties .........
Sec. 1203. Transfer of Federal employees .........
Sec. 1204. Compensation of individuals in the uniformed services
Sec. 1205. Deduction from basic pay of amounts due for supplies or services
Sec. 1206. Cost of living allowance
Sec. 1207. Educational travel benefits
Sec. 1208. Privileges and immunities of certain employees .............
Sec. 1209. Inapplicability of certain benefits to certain noncitizens ..............

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Subchapter II—Wage and Employment Practices
Sec. 1210. Travel and transportation expenses ...........
Sec. 1211. Definitions .....
Sec. 1212. Panama Canal Employment System; merit and other employ-

ment requirements ........
Sec. 1213. Employment standards .........
Sec. 1214. Interim application of Canal Zone Merit System ...........................
Sec. 1215. Basic pay ..................
Sec. 1216. Uniform application of standards and rates
Sec. 1217. Recruitment and retention remuneration ....
Sec. 1217a. Quarters allowances ............
Sec. 1218. Benefits based on basic pay ..............
Sec. 1219. Salary protection upon conversion of pay base .........
Sec. 1220. Review and adjustment of classifications, grades, and pay level
Sec. 1221. Panama Canal Board of Appeals; duties
Sec. 1222. Appeals to Board; procedure; finality of decisions ...........
Sec. 1223. Administration by the President .................................................
Sec. 1224. Applicability of certain laws ..........
Sec. 1225. Minimum level of pay; minimum annual increases

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Subchapter III—Conditions of Employment and Placement
Sec. 1231. Transferred on reemployed employees ............
Sec. 1232. Placement

Subchapter IV–Retirement
Sec. 1241. Early retirement eligibility ...........................
Sec. 1242. Early retirement computation ...........................
Sec. 1243. Retirement under special treaty provisions ...............
Sec. 1244. Obligation of Commission for unfunded liability
Sec. 1245. Cash relief to certain former employees
Sec. 1246. Appliances for employees injured before September 7, 1916 .........

Subchapter V-Leave
Sec. 1251. Leave for jury or witness service ........

Subchapter VI–Application to Related Personnel Sec. 1261. Law enforcement; Canal Zone Civilian Personnel Policy Coordinating Board; related employees ..........

Subchapter VII–Labor-Management Relations Sec. 1271. Labor-management relations .......

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CHAPTER 3—FUNDS AND ACCOUNTS

Subchapter I-Funds
Sec. 1301. Canal Zone Government funds ..........
Sec. 1302. Panama Canal Revolving Fund
Sec. 1303. Emergency authority ...............
Sec. 1304. Borrowing authority
Sec. 1305. Dissolution of Commission ...............

Subchapter II—Accounting Policies and Audits
Sec. 1311. Accounting policies ......................

................... Sec. 1312. Reports ..... Sec. 1313. Audit by the Comptroller General of the United States ..

Subchapter III—Interagency Accounts Sec. 1321. Interagency services; reimbursements

Subchapter IV–Postal Matters
Sec. 1331. Postal service ...........

Subchapter V-Accounts With the Republic of Panama
Sec. 1341. Payment to the Republic of Panama
Sec. 1342. Transactions with the Republic of Panama ............
Sec. 1343. Disaster relief ............
Sec. 1344. Congressional restraints on property transfers and expenditures
CHAPTER 4–CLAIMS FOR INJURIES TO PERSONS OR PROPERTY

Subchapter I-General Provisions
Sec. 1401. Settlement of claims generally ...........

Subchapter II—Vessel Damage
Sec. 1411. Injuries in locks of Canal ...
Sec. 1412. Injuries outside locks ..........
Sec. 1413. Measures of damages generally .......
Sec. 1414. Delays for which no responsibility is assumed ............
Sec. 1415. Settlement of claims ..............
Sec. 1416. Actions on claims .......
Sec. 1417. Investigation of accident or injury giving rise to claim ...........
Sec. 1418. Board of Local Inspectors
Sec. 1419. Insurance

CHAPTER 5 PUBLIC PROPERTY
Sec. 1501. Assets and liabilities of Panama Canal Company ....
Sec. 1502. Transfers and cross-servicing between agencies
Sec. 1503. Disposition of property of the United States .......
Sec. 1504. Transfer of property to Panama

CHAPTER 6—TOLLS FOR USE OF THE PANAMA CANAL
Sec. 1601. Prescription of measurement rules and rates of tolls ..........
Sec. 1602. Bases of tolls ..........
Sec. 1603. Calculation of interest ..........
Sec. 1604. Procedures ........
Sec. 1605. Interim toll adjustment ...

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CHAPTER 7-GENERAL REGULATIONS
Sec. 1701. Authority of President ........
Sec. 1702. Authority of Commission ...................

CHAPTER 8–SHIPPING AND NAVIGATION

Subchapter I-Operation of Canal Sec. 1801. Operating regulations ......

Subchapter II—Inspection of Vessels Sec. 1811. Vessels subject to inspection

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1458 TITLE II—TREATY TRANSITION PERIOD

CHAPTER 1–LAWS CONTINUED IN FORCE Sec. 2101. Laws, regulations, and administrative authority ..

1458 CHAPTER 2–COURTS Sec. 2201. Jurisdiction .............

1458 Sec. 2202. Divisions and terms of District Court ....

1459 Sec. 2203. Terms of certain offices ......

1459 Sec. 2204. Residence requirements ......

1459 Sec. 2205. Special District Judge

1459 Sec. 2206. Magistrates' courts

CHAPTER 3—ATTORNEYS Sec. 2301. Oath of attorneys .........

1460 CHAPTER 4-TRANSITION AUTHORITY Sec. 2401. Transition authority of President

1460 Sec. 2402. Prisons; parole; pardons .......

1460 TITLE II–GENERAL PROVISIONS

CHAPTER 1–CEMETERIES Sec. 3101. Disinterment, transportation, and reinterment of remains ........... 1461

CHAPTER 2—IMMIGRATION Sec. 3201. Special immigrants

1461 CHAPTER 3—REPORTS; AMENDMENTS; REPEALS AND REDESIGNATION; EFFECTIVE

DATE Sec. 3301. Report ........................................

1461 Sec. 3302. Amendments ..............

1462 Sec. 3303. Repeals and redesignation ........................

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STATEMENT OF PURPOSE SEC. 2.2 It is the purpose of this Act to provide legislation necessary or desirable for the implementation of the Panama Canal Treaty of 1977 between the United States of America and the Republic of Panama and of the related agreements accompanying that Treaty.

DEFINITIONS AND RECOMMENDATION FOR LEGISLATION SEC. 3.3 (a) For purposes of this Act,

(1) references to the Panama Canal Treaty of 1977 refer to the Panama Canal Treaty between the United States of America and the Republic of Panama, signed September 7, 1977; and

(2) references to the Panama Canal Treaty of 1977 and related agreements refer to the Panama Canal Treaty of 1977, the agreements relating to and implementing that Treaty, signed September 7, 1977; and the Agreement Between the United States of America and the Republic of Panama Concerning Air

Republic atyp between the Treaty of 197

222 U.S.C. 3601. 322 U.S.C. 3602.

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