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Executive Order 10493--Delegating certain functions of the President to the Administrator of the Small Business Administration

Source: The provisions of Executive Order 10493 of Oct. 14, 1953, appear at 18 FR 6583, 3 CFR, 1949-1953 Comp., p. 974, unless otherwise noted.

By virtue of the authority vested in the President by section 301 of title 3 of the United States Code, the Small Business Act of 1953 (Public Law 163, 83d Congress; 67 Stat. 239), and the Defense Production Act of 1950 (64 Stat. 798), as amended, it is ordered as follows:

Section 1. The functions conferred upon the President by section 217 of the Small Business Act of 1953 are hereby delegated to the Administrator of the Small Business Administration and shall be carried out as provided in the said section 217.

Sec. 2. There is hereby delegated to the Administrator of the Small Business Administration so much of the functions conferred upon the President by section 708 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended, as is necessary to effect changes in the composition of, or to take other action respecting voluntary agreements and programs relating to, small-business production pools approved prior to July 31, 1953, pursuant to the said section 708: Provided, That this section shall not be construed as limiting the authority of the Director of the Office of Defense Mobilization1 under Executive Order No. 10480 of August 14, 1953 (18 F.R. 4939). The functions delegated to the Administrator by this section shall be carried out as provided in section 708 of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended.

Sec. 3. Without prejudice to any action taken thereunder, Executive Order No. 10370 of July 7, 1952 (17 F.R. 6141), is hereby revoked.


1 Editorial note: The Office of Defense Mobilization was terminated and its functions were consolidated with the Federal Civil Defense Administration 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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