A-58761, DECEMBER 11, 1934, 14 COMP. GEN. 451

A-58761: Dec 11, 1934

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A CERTIFICATE BY THE PROCURING OFFICER AS TO THE NECESSITY THEREFOR DOES NOT SATISFY THE STATUTE EXCEPT WHEN IT IS SUPPLEMENTAL TO AND WITHIN THE LIMITS OF A GENERAL AUTHORIZATION BY THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON PRINTING FOR A SPECIFIED AMOUNT OF FIELD PRINTING. CREDIT WAS DISALLOWED FOR THE REASON THAT THE PRINTING HAD NOT BEEN DONE AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE AS REQUIRED BY THE ACT OF MARCH 1. AS FOLLOWS: I HEREBY CERTIFY AS RESPONSIBLE OFFICER IN THE FIELD THAT THE PRINTING COVERED BY THIS VOUCHER WAS. URGENT OR NECESSARY TO HAVE DONE ELSEWHERE THAN IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. FOR THE EXCLUSIVE USE OF A FIELD OFFICE OF THIS DEPARTMENT AND THAT SAME IS OF THE CLASS AND WITHIN THE LIMITATION SPECIFIED IN PAR. 101 OF THE REGULATIONS OF THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON PRINTING.

A-58761, DECEMBER 11, 1934, 14 COMP. GEN. 451

PRINTING AND BINDING - FIELD - EMERGENCY CONSERVATION WORK PRINTING MAY BE PERFORMED OUTSIDE OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ONLY WHEN AUTHORIZED OR APPROVED BY THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON PRINTING PURSUANT TO THE ACT OF MARCH 1, 1919, 40 STAT. 1270. A CERTIFICATE BY THE PROCURING OFFICER AS TO THE NECESSITY THEREFOR DOES NOT SATISFY THE STATUTE EXCEPT WHEN IT IS SUPPLEMENTAL TO AND WITHIN THE LIMITS OF A GENERAL AUTHORIZATION BY THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON PRINTING FOR A SPECIFIED AMOUNT OF FIELD PRINTING.

COMPTROLLER GENERAL MCCARL TO MAJOR E. T. COMEGYS, UNITED STATES ARMY, DECEMBER 11, 1934:

THERE HAS BEEN RECEIVED YOUR REQUEST OF NOVEMBER 1, 1934, FOR REVIEW OF THE SETTLEMENT OF THIS OFFICE DISALLOWING CREDIT IN YOUR ACCOUNTS FOR $75.25 PAID TO THE PARAGON PRESS OF MONTGOMERY, A., FOR PRINTING PERFORMED IN JANUARY 1934 IN CONNECTION WITH THE EMERGENCY CONSERVATION WORK. CREDIT WAS DISALLOWED FOR THE REASON THAT THE PRINTING HAD NOT BEEN DONE AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE AS REQUIRED BY THE ACT OF MARCH 1, 1919. IN SUPPORT OF YOUR REQUEST FOR REVIEW, YOU FORWARDED A STATEMENT BY PAGE S. BUNKER, STATE FORESTER, AS FOLLOWS:

I HEREBY CERTIFY AS RESPONSIBLE OFFICER IN THE FIELD THAT THE PRINTING COVERED BY THIS VOUCHER WAS, IN MY OPINION, URGENT OR NECESSARY TO HAVE DONE ELSEWHERE THAN IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, FOR THE EXCLUSIVE USE OF A FIELD OFFICE OF THIS DEPARTMENT AND THAT SAME IS OF THE CLASS AND WITHIN THE LIMITATION SPECIFIED IN PAR. 101 OF THE REGULATIONS OF THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON PRINTING.

SECTION 11 OF THE ACT OF MARCH 1, 1919, 40 STAT. 1270, PROVIDES:

* * * THAT ON AND AFTER JULY 1, 1919, ALL PRINTING, BINDING, AND BLANK- BOOK WORK FOR CONGRESS, THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE, THE JUDICIARY, AND EVERY EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT, INDEPENDENT OFFICE AND ESTABLISHMENT OF THE GOVERNMENT SHALL BE DONE AT THE GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE, EXCEPT SUCH CLASSES OF WORK AS SHALL BE DEEMED BY THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON PRINTING TO BE URGENT OR NECESSARY TO HAVE DONE ELSEWHERE THAN IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FOR THE EXCLUSIVE USE OF ANY FIELD SERVICE OUTSIDE OF SAID DISTRICT.

PRINTING MAY BE FORMED OUTSIDE OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA ONLY WHEN AUTHORIZED OR APPROVED BY THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON PRINTING. A CERTIFICATE BY THE PROCURING OFFICER AS TO THE NECESSITY THEREFOR DOES NOT SATISFY THE STATUTE, EXCEPT WHEN IT IS SUPPLEMENTAL TO AND WITHIN THE LIMITS OF A GENERAL AUTHORIZATION BY THE JOINT COMMITTEE ON PRINTING FOR A SPECIFIED AMOUNT OF FIELD PRINTING AS SET FORTH IN THE PARAGRAPHS FOLLOWING 101 OF THE REGULATIONS OF THE JOINT COMMITTEE. IT DOES NOT APPEAR THAT ANY FIELD PRINTING WAS AUTHORIZED FOR EMERGENCY CONSERVATION WORK IN THE REGULATIONS IN FORCE DURING THE PERIOD INVOLVED.