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Executive Order 11477--Authorizing the Atomic Energy Commission to make certain awards without the approval of the President

Source: The provisions of Executive Order 11477 of Aug. 7, 1969, appear at 34 FR 12937, 3 CFR, 1966-1970 Comp., p. 803, unless otherwise noted.

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 as follows:

The Atomic Energy Commission is hereby designated and empowered, without approval, ratification, or other action by the President, to grant by the unanimous affirmative vote of all of its members not more than five awards in any calendar year, not exceeding the sum of $5,000 each, pursuant to the last sentence of section 157b(3) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2187(b)(3)) which authorizes the Commission to grant awards for especially meritorious contributions to the development, use, or control of atomic energy.


Editorial note: Executive Order 11477 was modified by Executive Order 12038 of Feb. 3, 1978, this chapter, p. , to provide that all such functions shall be exercised by (1) the Secretary of Energy to the extent consistent with the functions of the Atomic Energy Commission that were transferred to the Administrator of Energy Research and Development pursuant to the Energy Organization Act of 1974 (Pub. L. 93-438, 88 Stat. 1233), and (2) the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to the extent consistent with the functions of the Atomic Energy Commission that were transferred to the Commission by the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 (Pub. L. 93-438, 88 Stat. 1233).


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