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Transferred certain functions from the Department of Defense and the Department of Transportation to the Secretary of Commerce as part of the implementation of Reorganization Plan No. 4 of 1970.


[Executive Order No. 11,609, 3 C.F.R. xx (1970), reprinted in 1970 U.S. Code Cong. and Admin. News 6296, and in 35 Fed. Reg. 15801 (1970)]

EXECUTIVE ORDER 11564
TRANSFER OF CERTAIN PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES TO THE
SECRETARY OF COMMERCE


By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 12 of the Act of February 1, 1903, as amended (15 U.S.C. 1517) and section 12 (d) of the Act of October 15, 1966 (49 U.S.C. 1651 note), as President of the United States , and in further implementation of Reorganization Plan No. 4 of 1970 transferring certain functions to the Secretary of Commerce and establishing the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the Department of Commerce, it is ordered as follows:


SECTION 1. (a) The following programs and activities are hereby transferred to the Secretary of Commerce:


(1) The National Oceanographic Instrumentation Center of the Department of the Navy, Department of Defense.


(2) The National Oceanographic Data Center of the Department of the Navy, Department of Defense.


(3) The Ocean Station Vessel Meteorological Program of the Department of the Navy, Department of Defense.


(4) The Trust Territories Upper Air Observation Program of the Department of the Navy, Department of Defense.


(5) The Hydroclimatic Network Program of the Corps of Engineers of the Department of the Army , Department of Defense.


(6) The National Data Buoy Development Project of the Coast Guard, Department of Transportation.


(b) All of the power and authority of the transferor Departments conferred by law which is related to or incidental to, in support of, or necessary for, the operation of programs and activities transferred by subsection (a) above, may be utilized by the Secretary of Commerce for the operation of those programs and activities.

Sec. 2. (a) Such personnel and positions and so much of the property, records, and unexpended balances of appropriations, allocations, and other funds employed, used, held, authorized, affected, available, or to be made available in connection with the operation of the programs and activities transferred by section 1 hereof from the Department of Defense and the Department of Transportation as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall determine shall be transferred from those Departments to the Department of Commerce at such time or times as the Director shall direct.

(b) Subject to the direction of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, the appropriate officers of the Government shall make necessary administrative arrangements for the assumption by the Secretary of Commerce of the programs and activities so transferred.


Richard Nixon

The White House


October 6, 1970.
[F.R. Doc. 70-13596; Filed, Oct. 7, 1970; 8:52 a.m.]

FEDERAL REGISTER, VOL. 35, NO. 196 - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 8, 1970

 




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