United States Code
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The Secretary of the Treasury shall transfer public money to a disbursing official only by draft or warrant written on the Treasury. Except as provided in section 3716 and section 3720A of this title and subsection (b) of this section, a disbursing official shall—
deposit public money as required by section 3302 of this title; and
draw public money from the Treasury or a depositary only—
as necessary to make payments; and
payable to persons to whom payment is to be made.
In a place without a depositary, the Secretary, on deciding it is essential to the public interest, may authorize specially in writing that public money be—
deposited in any other public depositary; or
kept in another manner under regulations the Secretary decides are the safest and most effective in making a payment to a public creditor easier.
use of improper transportation rates or classifications if the Administrator of General Services has determined that verification by a prepayment audit conducted pursuant to section 3726(a) of this title for a particular mode or modes of transportation, or for an agency or subagency, will not adequately protect the interests of the Government; or
failure to deduct the proper amount under—
a land grant law; or
an equalization or other agreement.
(Pub. L. 97–258,
Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 950; Pub. L. 98–216, § 1(3), Feb. 14, 1984, 98 Stat. 3; Pub. L. 104–134, title III, § 31001(g)(1)(A), Apr. 26, 1996, 110 Stat. 1321–363; Pub. L. 105–264, § 3(a)(1), Oct. 19, 1998, 112 Stat. 2352.)
cite as: 31 USC 3322