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Executive Order 11790--Providing for the effectuation of the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974

Source: The provisions of Executive Order 11790 of June 25, 1974, appear at 39 FR 23185, 3 CFR, 1971-1975 Comp., p. 882, unless otherwise noted.

Under and by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-275), the Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act of 1973 (Public Law 93-159; 87 Stat. 627), the Economic Stabilization Act of 1970, as amended, the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 2061, et seq.), and section 301 of title 3 of the United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Pursuant to the authority vested in me by section 30 of the Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974, notice is hereby given that act shall be effective as of June 27, 1974.

Sec. 2. (a) There is hereby delegated to the Secretary of Energy (hereinafter referred to as the "Secretary"), all authority vested in the President by the Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act of 1973.
(b) The Secretary shall submit to the Congress the reports required by section 4(c)(2) of the Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act of 1973.

[Sec. 2 amended by Executive Order 12038 of Feb. 3, 1978, 43 FR 4957, 3 CFR, 1978 Comp., p. 136]

Sec. 3. (a) There is hereby delegated to the Secretary the authority vested in the President by section 203(a)(3) of the Economic Stabilization Act of 1970, as amended, to the extent such authority remains available under the provisions of section 218 of that act.
(b) The authority under the Economic Stabilization Act of 1970, as amended, that was delegated to the Administrator of the Federal Energy Office by the Chairman of the Cost of Living Council pursuant to section 4(b) of Executive Order No. 11748 of December 4, 1973, is hereby transferred to the Secretary to the extent such authority remains available under the provisions of section 218 of that act.

[Sec. 3 amended by Executive Order 12038 of Feb. 3, 1978, 43 FR 4957, 3 CFR, 1978 Comp., p. 136]

Sec. 4. Notwithstanding the provisions of Executive Order No. 10480, as amended, the Secretary is authorized to exercise the authority vested in the President by the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended, except section 708 thereof, as it relates to the production, conservation, use, control, distribution, and allocation of energy, without approval, ratification, or other action of the President or any other official of the executive branch of the Government.

[Sec. 4 amended by Executive Order 12038 of Feb. 3, 1978, 43 FR 4957, 3 CFR, 1978 Comp., p. 136]

Sec. 5. (a) The Federal Energy Office established by Executive Order No. 11748 is hereby abolished, and that Executive order is hereby revoked.
(b) The authority vested in the Administrator of the Federal Energy Office to appoint a Deputy Administrator of that Office and to compensate that officer at the rate prescribed for officers and positions at level III of the Executive Schedule (5 U.S.C. 5314) is hereby revoked.
(c) All orders, regulations, circulars, or other directives issued and all other actions taken pursuant to any authority delegated or transferred to the Administrator by this order prior to and in effect on the date of this order are hereby confirmed and ratified, and shall remain in full force and effect, as if issued under this order, unless or until altered, amended, or revoked by the Secretary or by such competent authority as he may specify.
(d) All personnel, property, records, and unexpended balances of appropriations, allocations, and other funds employed, used, held, available, or to be made available in connection with functions of the Administrator of the Federal Energy Office, as Administrator of that Office or as Chairman of the Oil Policy Committee, are hereby transferred to the Secretary.

[Sec. 5 amended by Executive Order 12038 of Feb. 3, 1978, 43 FR 4957, 3 CFR, 1978 Comp., p. 136]

Sec. 6. All authority delegated or transferred to the Secretary by this order may be further delegated, in whole or in part, by the Secretary to any other office or any department or agency of the United States, or, if authorized by law, to any State or officer thereof.

[Sec. 6 amended and secs. 7-10 deleted by Executive Order 12038 of Feb. 3, 1978, 43 FR 4957, 3 CFR, 1978 Comp., p. 136]


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