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The reorganizations provided for in the reorganization plan transmitted herewith will produce significant long-range savings and economies by reason of the efficiencies in organization and in the elimination of duplication of effort it will bring about. It is, however, impracticable to specify or itemize at this time the reductions of expenditures which it is probable will be brought about by the taking effect of the reorganizations included in the reorganization plan.

I recommend that the Congress allow the accompanying plan to become effective.

LYNDON B. JOHNSON. THE WHITE HOUSE, February 28, 1966.

REORGANIZATION PLAN NO. 2 OF 1966

PREPARED BY THE PRESIDENT AND TRANSMITTED TO THE SENATE AND

THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED, FEBRUARY 28, 1966, PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1949, 63 Stat. 203, As AMENDED

WATER POLLUTION CONTROL

SECTION 1. TRANSFERS OF FUNCTIONS AND AGENCIES.—(a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, all functions of the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare and of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare under the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended, hereinafter referred to as the Act (33 U.S.C. 466 et seq.), including all functions of other officers, or of employees or agencies, of that Department under the Act, are hereby transferred to the Secretary of the Interior,

(b) The Federal Water Pollution Control Administration is hereby transferred to the Department of the Interior.

(c)(1) The Water Pollution Control Advisory Board, together with its functions, is hereby transferred to the Department of the Interior.

(2) The functions of the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare (including those of his designee) under section 9 of the Act shall be deemed to be hereby transferred to the Secretary of the Interior.

(3) The Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare shall be an additional member of the said Board as provided for by section 9 of the Act and as modified by this reorganization plan.

(d)(1) The Hearing Boards provided for in sections 10(c)(4) and 10(f) of the Act, including any Boards so provided for which may be in existence on the effective date of this reorganization plan, together with their respective functions, are hereby transferred to the Department of the Interior.

(2) The functions of the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under the said sections 10(c) (4) and 10(f) shall be deemed to be hereby transferred to the Secretary of the Interior.

(3) The Secretary of the Interior shall give the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare opportunity to select a member of each Hearing Board appointed pursuant to sections 10(c)(4) and 10(f) of the Act as modified by this reorganization plan.

(e) There are excepted from the transfers effected by subsection (a) of this section (1) the functions of the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare and the Assistant Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under clause (2) of the second sentence of section 1(b) of the Act, and (2) so much of the functions of the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under section 3(b)(2) of the Act as relates to public health aspects.

(f) The functions of the Surgeon General under section 2(k) of the Water Quality Act of 1965 (79 Stat. 905) are transferred to the Secre

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tary of Health, Education, and Welfare. Within 90 days after this reorganization plan becomes effective, the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Health, Education, snd Welfare shall present to the President for his approval an interdepartmental agreement providing in detail for the implementation of the consultations provided for by said section 2(k). Such interdepartmental agreement may be modified from time to time by the two Secretaries with the approval of the President.

(g) The functions of the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under sections 2 (b), (c), and (g) of the Water Quality Act of 1965 are hereby transferred to the Secretary of the Interior: Provided, That the Secretary of the Interior may exercise the authority to provide further periods for the transfer to classified positions in the Federal Water Pollution Control Administration of commissioned officers of the Public Health Service under said section 2(b) only with the concurrence of the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare.

(h) The functions of the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under the following provisions of law are hereby transferred to the Secretary of the Interior:

(1) Section 702(a) of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1965 (79 Stat. 490).

(2) Section 212 of the Appalachian Regional Development Act of 1965 (79 Stat. 16).

(3) Section 106 of the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965 (79 Stat. 554). SEC. 2. ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR.—There shall be in the Department of the Interior one additional Assistant Secretary of the Interior, who shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, who shall, except as the Secretary of the Interior may direct otherwise, assist the Secretary in the discharge of the functions transferred to him hereunder, who shall perform such other duties as the Secretary shall from time to time prescribe, and who shall receive compensation at the rate now or hereafter prescribed by law for Assistant Secretaries of the Interior.

SEC. 3. PERFORMANCE OF TRANSFERRED FUNCTIONS.—The provisions of sections 2 and 5 of Reorganization Plan No. 3 of 1950 (64 Stat. 1262) shall be applicable to the functions transferred hereunder to the Secretary of the Interior to the same extent as they are applicable to the functions transferred to the Secretary thereunder.

SEC. 4. INCIDENTAL PROVISIONS.-(a) So much of the personnel, property, records, and unexpended balances of appropriations, allocations, and other funds, employed, used, held, available, or to be made available in connection with the functions transferred to the Secretary of the Interior or the Department of the Interior by this reorganization plan as the Director of the Bureau of the Budget shall determine shall be transferred to the Department of the Interior at such time or times as the Director shall direct.

(b) Such further measures and dispositions as the Director of the Bureau of the Budget shall deem to be necessary in order to effectuate the transfers referred to in subsection (a) of this section shall be carried out in such manner as he shall direct and by such agencies as he shall designate.

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(c) This reorganization plan shall not impair the transfer rights and benefits of commissioned officers of the Public Health Service provided by section 2 of the Water Quality Act of 1965.

Sec. 5. ABOLITION OF OFFICE.—(a) There is hereby abolished that office of Assistant Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare the incumbent of which is on date of the transmittal of this reorganization plan to the Congress the Assistant Secretary of Health, Éducation, and Welfare designated by the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under the provisions of section 1(b) of the Act.

(b) The Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare shall make such provisions as he shall deem to be necessary respecting the winding up of any outstanding affairs of the Assistant Secretary whose office is abolished by subsection (a) of this section.

STAFF MEMORANDUM NO. 89-2-9

SENATE COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT OPERATIONS,

March 21, 1966. Subject: Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1966, providing for reorganization of

certain water pollution control functions. Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1966 was submitted by the President to the Congress on February 28, 1966. Unless disapproved by a majority vote of either House of the Congress, it will become effective on April 29, 1966.

This memorandum sets forth the stated purpose of Reorganization Plan No. 2, the present Federal water pollution control program and its administration, and an analysis of the provisions of the plan. Attached hereto, as appendixes, are (1) a summary of functions transferred and not transferred by the plan (app. A); (2) a summary of major programs and activities authorized by the Federal Water Pollution Act, as amended to October 2, 1965 (app. B); (3) the background and legislative history of Federal actions to enhance the quality of the Nation's water resources through control and abatement of water pollution (app. C).

PURPOSE OF THE PLAN

The stated purpose of Reorganization Plan No. 2 of 1966 is to centralize in one agency—the Department of Interior-all of the authority and responsibility for water pollution control. The plan seeks to accomplish this objective by transferring to the Secretary of the Interior all of the functions now vested in the Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare under the Fedreal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended, with the exception of certain public health functions, and by transferring the Federal Water Pollution Control Administration and the Water Pollution Control Advisory Board from the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare to the Department of the Interior. Finally, it would establish a new position of Assistant Secretary of the Interior to assist the Secretary of the Interior in the discharge of the transferred functions, and abolish a similar position in the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.

THE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGES In the President's message on the quality of our environment, transmitted to the Congress on February 23, 1966, he reviewed the general problem of water pollution, the work which has been accomplished to control and abate it, and programs which he will propose in the future. In discussing the role of the Federal Government in what is referred to as the "Clean rivers demonstration program," the President stated :

“To administer the program most effectively, we must reorganize the Federal effort. In the past, the Federal antipollution effort has been organizationally separate from water conservation and use programs. “One agency should assume leadership in our clean water effort. “That agency should be the Department of the Interior.”

In his message transmitting plan No. 2 to the Congress, the President stated that our waters are burdened with blight, every river system in America suffers from some degree of pollution, and this menace is growing more serious with every passing day. After noting that we have just begun to take steps to clean and restore our water, the President stated :

“The attack against water pollution should be unified and coordinated.

"It should be carried forward as an integral part of comprehensive planning for the development of river basins.

“But, most importantly, the Government's management structure must be strengthened and reshaped to meet the challenges that lie ahead."

The President further stated :

“The Department of the Interior, for many years, has been concerned with the comprehensive management and development of the Nation's water resources.

“It plans, constructs, and operates multiple-purpose water and related land resources projects.

It carries on research and development in the removal of minerals from water.

"It administers the Water Resources Research Act.

“The Secretary of the Interior also serves as chairman of the Water Resources Council responsible for coordinating river basin planning. Under the Clean

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