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EFFECTIVE DATE AND INTERIM APPOINTMENTS

Sec. 312. (a) This Act shall take effect one hundred and twenty days after the date of its enactment, or on such earlier date as the President may prescribe and publish in the Federal Register; except that any of the officers provided for in title I of this Act may be nominated and appointed, as provided by this Act, at any time after the date of enactment of this Act. Funds available to any department or agency (or any official or component thereof), any functions of which are transferred to the Administrator and the Commission by this Act, may, with the approval of the President, be used to pay the compensation and expenses of any officer appointed pursuant to this subsection until such time as funds for that purpose are otherwise available.

(b) In the event that any officer required by this Act to be appointed by and with the advice and consent of the Senate shall not have entered upon office on the effective date of this Act, the President may designate any officer, whose appointment was required to be made by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and who was such an officer immediately prior to the effective date of this Act, to act in such office until the office is filled as provided in this Act. While so acting, such persons shall receive compensation at the rates provided by this Act for the respective offices in which they act.

TITLE IV-SEX DISCRIMINATION

SEX DISCRIMINATION PROHIBITED

Sec. 401. No person shall on the ground of sex be excluded from participation in, be denied a license under, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity carried on or receiving Federal assistance under any title of this Act. This provision will be enforced through agency provisions and rules similar to those already established, with respect to racial and other discrimination, under title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. However, this remedy is not exclusive and will not prejudice or cut off any other legal remedies available to a discriminatee.

Approved October 11, 1974.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY

House Reports: No. 93-707 (Comm. on Government Operations) and

No. 93-1445 (Comm. of Conference). Senate Report No. 93–980 accompanying S. 2744 (Comm. on Govern

ment Operations). Congressional Record :

Vol. 119 (1973): Dec. 19, considered and passed House.
Vol. 120 (1974) : Aug 15, considered and passed Senate, amended,

in lieu of S. 2744, Oct. 9, House agreed to conference report.

Oct. 10, Senate agreed to conference report. Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents :

Vol. 10, No. 41 (1974): Oct. 11, Presidential statement.

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ORGANIZATION ACT

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ORGANIZATION ACT

An Act
To establish a Department of Energy in the executive branch by the reorganiza-

tion of energy functions within the Federal Government in order to secure
effective management to assure a coordinated national energy policy, and for
other purposes.

Aug. 4, 1977

(S. 826)

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may Department of be cited as the “Department of Energy Organization Act”.

Energy

Organization Act. TABLE OF CONTENTS

42 USC 7101

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Sec. 301. General transfers.
Sec. 302. Transfers from the Department of the Interior.
Sec. 303. Administration of leasing transfers.
Sec. 304. Transfers from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Sec. 305. Coordination with the Department of Transportation.
Sec. 306. Transfer from the Interstate Commerce Commission.
Sec. 307. Transfers from the Department of the Navy.
Sec. 308. Transfers from the Department of Commerce.
Sec. 309. Naval reactor and military application programs.
Sec. 310. Transfer to the Department of Transportation.

TITLE IV-FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION
Sec. 401. Appointment and administration.
Sec. 402. Jurisdiction of the Commission,
Sec. 403. Initiation of rulemaking proceedings before Commission.
Sec. 404. Referral of other pulemaking proceedings to Commission.
Sec. 405. Right of Secretary to intervene in Commission procedures.
Sec. 406. Reorganization.
Sec. 407. Access to information.

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TITLE VI-ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS

Sec. 601. Definitions.

Sec. 602. Divestiture of energy holdings by supervisory officials.

Sec. 603 Disclosure of energy assets.

Sec. 604. Report on prior employment.

Sec. 605. Postemployment prohibitions and reporting requirements.

Sec. 606. Participation prohibitions.

Sec. 607. Procedures applicable to reports.

Sec. 608. Sanctions.

PART B-PERSONNEL PROVISIONS

Sec. 621. Officers and employees.

Sec. 622. Senior positions.

Sec. 623. Experts and consultants.

Sec. 624. Advisory committees.

Sec. 625. Armed services personnel.

Part C-GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS

Sec. 641. General authority.

Sec. 642 Delegation.

Sec. 643. Reorganization.

Sec. 644. Rules.

Sec. 645. Subpena.

Sec. 646. Contracts.

Sec. 647. Acquisition and maintenance of property.

Sec. 148. Facilities construction.

Sec. 649. Use of facilities.

Sec. 650. Field offices.

Sec. 651. Copyrights.

Sec. 652. Gifts and bequests.

Sec. 653. Capital fund.

Sec. 654. Seal of Department.

Sec. 855. Regional energy advisory boards.

Sec. 656. Designation of conservation officers.

Sec. 657. Annual report.

Sec. 658. Leasing report.

Sec. 659 Transfer of funds.

Sec. 660. Authorization of appropriations.

TITLE VII-TRANSITIONAL, SAVINGS, AND CONFORMING PROVISIONS

Sec. 701. Transfer and allocations of appropriations and personnel

Sec. 702. Effect on personnel.

Sec. 703. Agency terminations

Sec. 704. Incidental transfers.

Sec. 705. Savings provisions.

Sec. 706. Separability.

Sec. 707. References.

Sec. 708. Presidential authority.

Sec. 709. Amendments.

Sec. 710. Administrative amendments

Sec. 711. Transition.

Sec. 712. Civil Service Commission report.

Sec. 713. Environmental Impact statements

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