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EXECUTIVE ORDER 10583 AMENDMENT OF EXECUTIVE ORDER No.

10289, RELATING TO THE PERFORMANCE OF CERTAIN FUNCTIONS AFFECTING THE DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 301 of title 3 of the United States Code, and as President of the United States, it is ordered that Executive Order No. 10289 of September 17, 1951 (16 F. R. 9499), entitled "Providing for the Performance of Certain Functions of the President by the Secretary of the Treasury' be, and it is hereby, amended as follows:

1. Paragraph 1 is amended by adding at the end thereof the following subparagraph (i):

“(i) The authority which is now vested in the President by section 2564 (b) of the Internal Revenue Code (26 U. S. C. 2564 (b)), and which on and after January 1, 1955, will be vested in the President by section 4735 (b) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, to issue, in accordance with the provisions of the said section 2564 (b) or 4735 (b), as the case may be, orders providing for the registration and the imposition of a special tax upon all persons in the Canal Zone who produce, import, compound, deal in, dispense, sell, distribute, or give away narcotic drugs."

2. Paragraph 3 is amended by designating the present language therein as subparagraph (a), and by adding thereto the following subparagraph (b):

"(b) The Postmaster General is hereby designated and empowered to exercise without the approval, ratification, or other action of the President the authority vested in the President by section 504 (b) of title 18 of the United States Code to approve regulations issued by the Secretary of the Treasury under the authority of the said section 504 (b) (relating to the printing, publishing, or importation, or the making or importation of the necessary plates for such printing or publishing, of postage stamps for philatelic purposes), and to approve any amendment or repeal of any of such regulations by the Secretary of the Treasury."

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER THE WHITE HOUSE,

December 18, 1954.

EXECUTIVE ORDER 10584 PRESCRIBING RULES AND REGULATIONS RE

LATING TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE WATERSHED PROTECTION AND FLOOD PREVENTION ACT

By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act, and as President of the United States, I hereby prescribe the following rules and regulations relating to the administration of the said Act:

SECTION 1. Scope of order. This order shall apply (a) to the planning, construction, operation, and maintenance of all works of improvement under the authority of the Watershed Protection and Flood Prevention Act (Public Law 566, approved August 4, 1954; 68 Stat. 666), hereinafter referred to as the Act, and (b) to other programs and projects of the Department of Agriculture, and to programs and projects of the Department of the Interior and of the Department of the Army, to the extent that such programs or projects affect, or are affected significantly by, works of improvement provided for in the Act.

SEC. 2. Department of Agriculture. The Secretary of Agriculture shall have the following-described responsibilities with respect to works of improvement under the Act:

(a) Approval or disapproval of applications for Federal assistance in preparing plans for works of improvement, and the assignment of priorities for the provision of such assistance.

(b) Notifying the following, severally, in writing of all approvals or disapprovals of applications for planning assistance: the sponsoring organization, the State Governor or Governors concerned, the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of the Army, and other Federal agencies concerned.

(c) Notifying in writing the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of the Army and other Federal agencies concerned of his decision to initiate any survey or field investigation involving water-resource development work, and furnishing the Federal agencies concerned with appropriate information regarding the scope, nature, status, and results of such survey or investigation.

(d) Submitting plans for works of improvement to the State Governor or Governors concerned and to the Federal agencies concerned for review and comment, when the Secretary and the in

116 F. R. 9499; 3 CFR, 1951 Supp., p. 469.

terested local organization have agreed priate information regarding the scope, on such plans; and, when and as required nature, status, and results of such surby the Act, submitting such plans to the vey or investigation. Secretary of the Interior and the Secre- (b) The Secretary of the Interior shall tary of the Army for their review and cooperate with the Secretary of Agricomment prior to transmission of the culture in assessing the need for works plans to the Congress through the of improvement under the Act on FedPresident.

eral lands under the jurisdiction of the (e) Establishing criteria for the for- Department of the Interior. Recommulation and justification of plans for mendations of the Secretary of the Inworks of improvement and criteria for terior for necessary work on such lands the sharing of the cost of both structural shall be submitted as an integral part of and land treatment measures which con- the plans of the Department of Agriculform with policies established by or at ture for works of improvement. Arthe direction of the President for water- rangements for construction, operation, shed protection, flood control, irrigation, and maintenance of works of improvedrainage, water supply, and related ment on such lands shall be mutually water-resource development purposes. satisfactory to the Secretary of Agricul

(f) Establishing engineering and eco- ture and the Secretary of the Interior. nomic standards and objectives, including standards as to degrees of flood

SEC. 4. Department of the Army. The protection, for works of improvement

Secretary of the Army shall notify the planned and carried out under the au

Secretary of Agriculture and the Secrethority of the Act.

tary of the Interior and other Federal (g) Determination and definition of

agencies concerned in writing of his de(1) those land-treatment measures and

cision to initiate any survey or field structural improvements for flood pre

investigation involving water-resource vention and measures for the agricul

development work, and shall furnish the tural phases of conservation, develop

Federal agencies concerned with approment, use, and disposal of water which

priate information regarding the scope, are eligible for Federal assistance, and

nature, status, and results of such survey (2) the nature and extent of such as

or investigation. sistance and the conditions under which SEC. 5. Relationship to comprehensive such assistance shall be rendered.

development. (a) The Secretary of (h) Planning and installing works of

Agriculture shall submit plans for instalimprovement on public lands under his

lation of works of improvement under jurisdiction, and arranging for the participation of other Federal agencies in

the Act to the Congress through the the planning and installation of works

President only if the Secretary is satisof improvement on public lands under

fied that such works constitute needed their jurisdiction.

and harmonious elements in the compre(i) Consulting with the Tennessee hensive development of the river subValley Authority with respect to any basin or river basin involved. survey or field investigation involving

(b) Federal agencies having responwater-resource development work in the sibilities for water resource developTennessee Valley, and continuing such ments shall, in the design and justificaconsultation throughout all phases of tion of works of improvement, take cogproject development.

nizance of all upstream and downstream (j) Holding public hearings at suita

works in place and in operation, or soon ble times and places when he determines

to be brought into operation. The that such action will further the pur- guiding principle shall be to adjust the poses of the Act.

nature, capacity, and operating characSec. 3. Department of the Interior. teristics of works of improvement in a (a) The Secretary of the Interior shall manner that (1) reflects the respective notify the Secretary of Agriculture and contributions of upstream and downthe Secretary of the Army and other stream works to flood protection and to Federal agencies concerned in writing of the conservation, development, use, and his decision to initiate any survey or field disposal of water, and (2) provides the investigation involving water-resource best use and control of water resources development work, and shall furnish the at minimum cost. Whenever approxiFederal agencies concerned with appro- mately equivalent benefits can be

obtained from alternative works of improvement, or combinations of improvements, with approximately the same cost, the alternative or combination least costly to the Federal Government shall be given preferential consideration. In case benefits are produced jointly by more than one work of improvement, or in case complementary relationships exist between the projects and plans of the several agencies, the benefits claimed in justification of a system of improvements shall not include any duplication or compounding of benefits.

SEC. 6. Basic data. In the utilization of existing basic physical and economic data, and in the acquisition of additional basic data required for planning, design, construction, operation and evaluation of works of improvement authorized under the Act, the Department of Agriculture shall be assisted by the principal basicdata collection agencies, including the Geological Survey in the Department of

the Interior and the Weather Bureau in the Department of Commerce. The basic-data collection agencies shall assist and cooperate with the Department of Agriculture with respect to the following:

(a) Provision of pertinent information in the preliminary planning of works of improvement.

(b) Collaboration in planning programs of hydrologic-data collection in project areas, in the selection of station sites and installation of equipment for collecting hydrologic data, and in the collection of such data.

(c) Collaboration in the analysis and interpretation of hydrologic data collected specifically for projects initiated under the Act, and of relevant data which may contribute to an analysis of the effects of such projects.

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER THE WHITE HOUSE,

December 18, 1954.

CHAPTER III-PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS OTHER THAN PROCLAMATIONS AND EXECUTIVE ORDERS

SUBCHAPTER CREORGANIZATION PLANS

REORGANIZATION PLAN NO. 1 OF

1954 Prepared by the President and trans

mitted to the Senate and the House of Representatives in Congress assembled, April 29, 1954, pursuant to the provisions of the Reorganization Act of 1949, approved June 20, 1949, as

amended" FOREIGN CLAIMS SETTLEMENT COMMISSION

OF THE UNITED STATES SECTION 1. Establishment of Commission. There is hereby established the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States, hereinafter referred to as the Commission. The Commission shall be composed of three members, who shall each be appointed by the President by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, hold ofice during the pleasure of the President, and receive compensation at the rate of $15,000 per annum. The President shall from time to time designate one of the members of the Commission as the Chairman of the Commission, hereinafter referred to as the Chairman. Two members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of the business of the Commission.

SEC. 2. Transfer of functions. (a) All functions of the War Claims Commission and of the members, oficers, and em

ployees thereof are hereby transferred to the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States.

(b) All functions of the International Claims Commission of the United States (hereinafter referred to as the International Claims Commission) and of the members, officers, and employees thereof are hereby transferred to the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States.

(c) The functions of the Secretary of State and of the Department of State with respect to the International Claims Commission and its affairs, exclusive of the functions of the said Secretary and Department under sections 3 (c), 4 (b), and 5, and the first sentence of section 8 (d), of the International Claims Settlement Act of 1949, 64 Stat. 12, as amended, are hereby transferred to the Commission.

(d) The functions of the Commissioner provided for in the Joint Resolution approved August 4, 1939, ch. 421, 53 Stat. 1199, together with the functions of the Secretary of State under section 2 thereof, are hereby transferred to the Commission.

Sec. 3. Certain functions of Chairman. There are hereby vested in the Chairman all functions of the Commission with respect to the internal management of the affairs of the Commission, including but not limited to functions with respect to: (a) the appointment of personnel employed under the Commission, (b) the direction of employees of the Commission and the supervision of their official activities, (c) the distribution of

1 Effective July 1, 1954, under the provisions of section 7 of the plan; published pursuant to section 11 of the act (63 Stat. 206; 6 U. B. C. 183z 9).

(c) So much of the personnel, property, records, and unexpended balances of appropriations, allocations, and other funds employed, held, used, available, or to be made available, in connection with the functions transferred by section 2 of this reorganization plan as the Di. rector of the Bureau of the Budget shall determine shall be transferred to the Commission at such time or times as the said Director shall direct.

(d) Such further measures and dispositions as the Director of the Bureau of the Budget shall deem to be necessary in order to effectuate the transfers provided for in subsection (c) of this section shall be carried out in such manner as he shall direct and by such agencies as he shall designate.

Sec. 7. Effective date. The provisions of this reorganization plan shall take effect on the date determined under section 6 (a) of the Reorganization Act of 1949, as amended, or the first day of July, 1954, whichever is later.

business among employees and organizational units under the Commission, (d) the preparation of budget estimates, and (e) the use and expenditure of funds of the Commission available for expenses of administration.

Sec. 4. Abolitions. (a) The War Claims Commission, provided for in the War Claims Act of 1948, 62 Stat. 1240, as amended, and the International Claims Commission, provided for in the International Claims Settlement Act of 1949, as amended, including the offices of the members of each of the said commissions, and the office of Commissioner provided for in the aforesaid Joint Resolution of August 4, 1939, are hereby abolished.

(b) The functions of the Secretary of State under the third and fourth sentences of section 3 (c) of the International Claims Settlement Act of 1949, as amended, are hereby abolished.

Sec. 5. Authorization to delegate. The Commission is hereby authorized to delegate any of its functions to one or more persons designated by the Commission from among the members of the Commission and the officers and employees serving under the Commission.

SEC. 6. Transitional provisions. (a) Any person who is a member or acting member of the War Claims Commission or of the International Claims Commission immediately prior to the taking effect of the provisions of this reorganization plan may be designated by the President as an acting member of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States in respect of an ofice of member the initial appointment to which has not then been made under section 1 of this reorganization plan. Each such acting member of the said Foreign Claims Settlement Commission shall perform the duties and receive the compensation of member. Unless sooner terminated, the tenure of any acting member designated hereunder shall terminate when the office of member concerned is filled in pursuance of section 1 hereof, or 120 days after the effective date of this reorganization plan, whichever is earlier.

(b) The Chairman shall make such provisions as may be necessary with respect to winding up any affairs of the agencies abolished by the provisions of this reorganization plan not otherwise provided for herein.

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REORGANIZATION PLAN NO. 2 OF

1954 Prepared by the President and trans

mitted to the Senate and the House of Representatives in Congress assembled, April 29, 1954, pursuant to the provisions of the Reorganization Act of 1949, approved June 20, 1949, as

amended LIQUIDATION OF CERTAIN AFFAIRS OF THE RECONSTRUCTION FINANCE CORPORATION

SECTION 1. Transfer of functions. The functions of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation (hereinafter referred to as the Corporation) with respect to the following-described matters, together with the functions of the Secretary of the Treasury under section 10 of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation Act, as amended, and under the Reconstruction Finance Corporation Liquidation Act, with respect to the said matters, are hereby transferred as follows:

(a) There are transferred to the Export-Import Bank of Washington the said functions relating to:

(1) The loan made by the Corporation to the Republic of the Philippines under

1 Effective July 1, 1954, under the provisions of section 5 of the plan; published pursuant to section 11 of the act (63 Stat. 206; 5 U. S. C. 1332–9).

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