Maintenance Projects Approved by the Navy

B-145738: Jan 18, 1962

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As pointed out in the administrative reply, it is stated in House Report No. 623, 80th Congress, which comprises a part of the legislative history of 10 U.S.C. 2667, that the purpose of permitting the maintenance and repair of leased premises to serve as part or all of the consideration for the lease of the property was "so that each leased plant could be placed on a self-maintaining basis" and "because it would appear impracticable for the Government to assume the obligation for maintenance and repair it at Government expense."

In view thereof, we see no sound basis to disagree with the administrative view that the statue permits extraordinary as well as ordinary terms of maintenance, as those terms are explained in the administrative reply, to serve as part or all of the consideration for the lease.