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Executive Order 10222--Providing for certain transfers to the Federal Civil Defense Administration

Source: The provisions of Executive Order 10222 of Mar. 8, 1951, appear at 16 FR 2247, 3 CFR, 1949-1953 Comp., p. 736, unless otherwise noted.

By virtue of the authority vested in me by section 404 of the Federal Civil Defense Act of 1950 (Public Law 920, 81st Congress), and as President of the United States, it is ordered as follows:

1. So much of the health services and special weapons defense functions now being performed by the Health Resources Office of the National Security Resources Board as relates to civil defense is hereby transferred to the Federal Civil Defense Administration1 and shall remain under the jurisdiction of the Federal Civil Defense Administrator until further order of the President.

2. There shall be transferred to the Federal Civil Defense Administration such of the property and records of the National Security Resources Board as relate, as determined jointly by the Chairman of the National Security Resources Board and the Federal Civil Defense Administrator, to the functions transferred by the provisions of paragraph 1 of this order or to other functions now vested in the Federal Civil Defense Administration, and such of the personnel of the Health Resources Office of the National Security Resources Board as the said Chairman and Administrator shall jointly determine to be engaged primarily in the performance of the said transferred functions.

3. This order shall be effective as of March 4, 1951.


1 Editorial note: The Federal Civil Defense Administration was terminated and its functions were consolidated with the Office of Defense Mobilization into the Office of Defense and Civilian Mobilization by Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1958, 23 FR 4991, 3 CFR, 1954-1958 Comp., p. 447, effective July 1, 1958. The Office of Defense and Civilian Mobilization was redesignated as the Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization by Pub. L. 85-763 (72 Stat. 861, 50 U.S.C. App. 2271 nt.). Civil defense functions were later transferred to the Secretary of Defense by Executive Order 10952 of July 20, 1961, 26 FR 6577, 3 CFR, 1959-1963 Comp., p. 479, and the remaining organization was redesignated as the Office of Emergency Planning by Pub. L. 87-296 (75 Stat. 630, 50 U.S.C. App. 2271 nt.). The Office of Emergency Planning, which was renamed as the Office of Emergency Preparedness by Pub. L. 90-608 (82 Stat. 1194, 50 U.S.C. App. 2271 nt.), was later terminated by Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1973, 38 FR 9579, 3 CFR, 1971-1975 Comp., p. 1157, effective July 1, 1973, and its functions were transferred to the Department of the Treasury, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the General Services Administration.


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