B-143965, SEP. 28, 1960

B-143965: Sep 28, 1960

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THAT CLAIM WAS DISALLOWED BY OUR OFFICE SETTLEMENT DATED AUGUST 5. SINCE THE FACTS IN YOUR CLAIM AND THE REASONS FOR ITS DISALLOWANCE ARE SET FORTH IN OUR SETTLEMENT THERE IS NO NEED TO REPEAT THEM HERE. YOU CONTEND THAT THE EXCESS STORAGE TIME WAS CAUSED BY "INEXCUSABLE CARELESSNESS OF NAVAL EMPLOYEES NSD. GUAM" BECAUSE THE SHIPMENT WAS ADDRESSED TO YOU AT FORT PIERCE. YOU ALSO CONTEND THAT ADDRESS IS THE ONLY ONE KNOWN FOR YOU BY THE NAVAL PEOPLE ON GUAM. WE HAVE AGAIN CAREFULLY CONSIDERED YOUR CLAIM. A 60-DAY LIMITATION IS SPECIFIED IN THE AUTHORIZATION FOR TEMPORARY STORAGE OF HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS IN SECTION 20 OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 9805. WE ARE NOT AWARE OF ANY AUTHORITY UNDER WHICH ADDITIONAL TEMPORARY STORAGE MAY BE ALLOWED YOU.

B-143965, SEP. 28, 1960

TO MR. RANDAL E. AITCHESON:

YOUR LETTER OF SEPTEMBER 1, 1960, CONCERNS YOUR CLAIM FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF AN AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR TEMPORARY STORAGE IN EXCESS OF THE 60-DAY LIMITATION CONTAINED IN SECTION 20 OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 9805, INCIDENT TO THE TRANSPORTATION OF YOUR HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS FROM GUAM TO FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA. THAT CLAIM WAS DISALLOWED BY OUR OFFICE SETTLEMENT DATED AUGUST 5, 1960, AND YOU REQUEST RECONSIDERATION OF THAT SETTLEMENT.

SINCE THE FACTS IN YOUR CLAIM AND THE REASONS FOR ITS DISALLOWANCE ARE SET FORTH IN OUR SETTLEMENT THERE IS NO NEED TO REPEAT THEM HERE. YOU CONTEND THAT THE EXCESS STORAGE TIME WAS CAUSED BY "INEXCUSABLE CARELESSNESS OF NAVAL EMPLOYEES NSD, GUAM" BECAUSE THE SHIPMENT WAS ADDRESSED TO YOU AT FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA, INSTEAD OF C/O J. D. EVANS,RT. 1, BOX 2370, FORT PIERCE, FLORIDA,"AS INSTRUCTED IN WRITING" BY YOU. YOU ALSO CONTEND THAT ADDRESS IS THE ONLY ONE KNOWN FOR YOU BY THE NAVAL PEOPLE ON GUAM.

WE HAVE AGAIN CAREFULLY CONSIDERED YOUR CLAIM. A 60-DAY LIMITATION IS SPECIFIED IN THE AUTHORIZATION FOR TEMPORARY STORAGE OF HOUSEHOLD EFFECTS IN SECTION 20 OF EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 9805. WE ARE NOT AWARE OF ANY AUTHORITY UNDER WHICH ADDITIONAL TEMPORARY STORAGE MAY BE ALLOWED YOU. THEREFORE, AND AS WE ARE WITHOUT AUTHORITY TO WAIVE THE RESTRICTION OUR SETTLEMENT MUST BE AND IS HEREBY SUSTAINED NOTWITHSTANDING YOUR CONTENTION OF THE INADEQUACY OF ADDRESS AS SHOWN ON THE BILL OF LADING.