United States Code
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Transfers from Department of the Interior
Functions relating to electric power
There are transferred to, and vested in, the Secretary all functions of the Secretary of the Interior under section 825s of title 16, and all other functions of the Secretary of the Interior, and officers and components of the Department of the Interior, with respect to—
the Southeastern Power Administration;
the Southwestern Power Administration;
the power marketing functions of the Bureau of Reclamation, including the construction, operation, and maintenance of transmission lines and attendant facilities; and
the transmission and disposition of the electric power and energy generated at Falcon Dam and Amistad Dam, international storage reservoir projects on the Rio Grande, pursuant to the Act of
June 18, 1954, as amended by the Act of December 23, 1963.
The Southeastern Power Administration, the Southwestern Power Administration, and the Bonneville Power Administration,1
shall be preserved as separate and distinct organizational entities within the Department. Each such entity shall be headed by an Administrator appointed by the Secretary. The functions transferred to the Secretary in paragraphs (1)(A), (1)(B), (1)(C), and (1)(D) shall be exercised by the Secretary, acting by and through such Administrators. Each such Administrator shall maintain his principal office at a place located in the region served by his respective Federal power marketing entity.
1So in original. The comma probably should not appear.
The functions transferred in paragraphs (1)(E) and (1)(F) 2
of this subsection shall be exercised by the Secretary, acting by and through a separate and distinct Administration within the Department which shall be headed by an Administrator appointed by the Secretary. The Administrator shall establish and shall maintain such regional offices as necessary to facilitate the performance of such functions. Neither the transfer of functions effected by paragraph (1)(E) of this subsection nor any changes in cost allocation or project evaluation standards shall be deemed to authorize the reallocation of joint costs of multipurpose facilities theretofore allocated unless and to the extent that such change is hereafter approved by Congress.
2See References in Text note below.
, (c) Repealed. Pub. L. 97–100, title II, § 201,
Dec. 23, 1981, 95 Stat. 1407
Functions of Bureau of Mines
There are transferred to, and vested in, the Secretary those functions of the Secretary of the Interior, the Department of the Interior, and officers and components of that Department under the Act of
May 15, 1910, and other authorities, exercised by the Bureau of Mines, but limited to—
fuel supply and demand analysis and data gathering;
research and development relating to increased efficiency of production technology of solid fuel minerals, other than research relating to mine health and safety and research relating to the environmental and leasing consequences of solid fuel mining (which shall remain in the Department of the Interior); and
coal preparation and analysis.
(Pub. L. 95–91, title III, § 302,
Aug. 4, 1977, 91 Stat. 578; Pub. L. 97–100, title II, § 201, Dec. 23, 1981, 95 Stat. 1407; Pub. L. 104–58, title I, § 104(h), Nov. 28, 1995, 109 Stat. 560.)
cite as: 42 USC 7152