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(10 U.S.C. 1552; 49 U.S.C. 1655(b); 49 U.S.C. 322; 49 CFR 1.57(1)) (Amdt. 1-113, 40 FR 43901, Sept. 24, 1975)

EDITORIAL NOTE: For FEDERAL REGISTER CItations affecting $ 1.57, see the List of CFR Sections Affected in the Finding Aids section of this volume.

8 1.57a Delegations to the Deputy General

Counsel. The Deputy General Counsel is delegated authority to appear on behalf of the Department on the record in hearing cases, and to initiate and carry out enforcement actions on behalf of the Department, under the authority transferred to the Department from the Civil Aeronautics Board as described in $$ 1.56(i) and 1.61(d) of this title. This includes the authority to compromise penalties under 49 U.S.C. 1471(a)(1); to issue appropriate orders, including cease and desist orders, under 49 U.S.C. 1482(c); to require the production of information and enter carrier property and inspect records under 49 U.S.C. 1377 (a) and (e), and to inquire into the management of the business of a carrier under 49 U.S.C. 1385, as appropriate to these responsibilities. In carrying out these functions, the Deputy General Counsel is not subject to the supervision of the General Counsel.

(b) Direct and manage the Departmental planning, evaluation, and budget activities.

(c) Request apportionment or reapportionment of funds by the Office of Management and Budget, provided that no request for apportionment or reapportionment which anticipates the need for a supplemental appropriation shall be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget without appropriate certification by the Secretary.

(d) Issue allotments or allocations of funds to components of the Department.

(e) Authorize and approve official traver and transportation for staff members of the Immediate Office of the Secretary including authority to sign and approve related travel orders and travel vouchers, but not including requests for overseas travel.

(f) Issue monetary authorizations for use of reception and representation funds.

(g) Act for the Secretary and Deputy Secretary with respect to certain budgetary and administrative matters relating to the Immediate Office of the Secretary. (Amdt. 1-130, 42 FR 58754, Nov. 11, 1977. Redesignated by Amdt. 1-157, 45 FR 83409, Dec. 18, 1980)

(Amdt. 1-212, 51 FR 32320, Sept. 11, 1986)

8 1.57b Delegations to the Associate Gen

eral Counsel. Administer 5 U.S.C. 552 and 49 CFR part 7 in connection with the records of the Office of the Secretary (including the Office of the Inspector General) and issue procedures to ensure uniform Departmental implementation of statutes and regulations regarding public access to records. (Amdt. 1-228, 54 FR 10010, Mar. 9, 1989)

8 1.59 Delegations to the Assistant Secre

tary for Administration. The Assistant Secretary for Administration is delegated authority for the following:

(a) Acquisition. (1) Exercise procurement authority with respect to requirements of the Office of the Secretary.

(2) Make the required determinations with respect to mistakes in bids relative to sales of personal property conducted by the Office of the Secretary without power of redelegation.

(3) Carry out the functions vested in the Secretary by sections 3 and 4(b) (as appropriate) of Executive Order 11912.

(4) Carry out the functions delegated to the Secretary from time to time by the Administrator of General Services to lease real property for Department use.

$ 1.58 Delegations to Assistant Secretary

for Budget and Programs. The Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs is delegated authority to:

(a) Exercise day-to-day operating management responsibility over the Office of Programs and Evaluation and the Office of Budget.

(b) Personnel. (1) Conduct a personnel management program for the Office of the Secretary with authority to take, direct others to take, recommend or approve any personnel action with respect to such authority.

(2) Develop and implement an affirmative action plan in the Office of the Secretary to assure equal employment opportunity.

(3) Serve as Vice Chairman of the Departmental Executive Resources Board and its Executive Resources Review Committee.

(4) Exercise emergency authority to hire without the prior approval of the Deputy Secretary normally required by Departmental procedures implementing general employment limitations when in the judgment of the Assistant Secretary immediate action is necessary to effect the hire and avoid the loss of a well-qualified job applicant, and for similar reasons.

(5) Review proposals of the Office of the Secretary for each new appointment or transfer to:

(i) Verify the essentiality of the position, and

(ii) Assure compliance with the Action Plan for Equal Opportunity of the Office of the Secretary.

(6) Approve employment of experts and consultants in accordance with 5 U.S.C. 3109.

(7) Serve as Vice Chairman of the Departmental Executive Personnel Board and its Executive Committee.

(8) Issue final interpretations for the Department and its administrations on matters arising under section 7117 of title VII of the Civil Service Reform Act of 1978.

(9) Develop, coordinate, and issue wage schedules for Department employees under the Federal Wage System, except as delegated to the Commandant of the Coast Guard at $ 1.46.

(c) Finance. (1) Administer the financial and fiscal affairs of the Office of the Secretary (other than those for which the Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs is responsible), in accordance with 31 U.S.C. 3512.

(2) Designate to the Treasury Department certifying officers and designated agents for the Office of the Secretary and imprest fund cashiers for

the Departmental headquarters. (Redelegation to the Director of Financial Management is contained in subpart C, $ 1.59a.)

(3) In accordance with 31 U.S.C. 3527, grant or recommend relief from accountability for losses or deficiencies of disbursing officers, cashiers, or other accountable officers as follows:

(i) Grant relief for losses or deficiencies of less than $500 for which charges or exceptions have not been raised by the General Accounting Office.

(ii) Recommend relief by the Comptroller General for all other losses or deficiencies.

(4) Settle and pay claims by employees of the Office of the Secretary, except at the Transportation System Center, for personal property losses, as provided by 31 U.S.C. 241(b).

(5) Waive claims and make refunds in connection with claims for erroneous overpayment of pay and allowances to an employee of the Office of the Secretary in the amounts aggregating not more than $500 without regard to any repayments, and deny requests for waiver of such claims regardless of the aggregate amount of the claim, as provided by 4 CFR parts 91, 92, and 93. This authority may be redelegated only to the Director of Fi. nancial Management.

(6) Compromise, suspend collection action on, or terminate claims of the United States not exceeding $20,000 which are referred to, or arise out of the activities of, the Office of the Secretary.

(7) Determine the existence and amount of indebtedness and the method of collecting repayments from employees of the Office of the Secretary and collect repayments accordingly, as provided by 5 U.S.C. 5514. This authority may be redelegated only to the Director of Financial Management.

(8) Sign Budget Execution reports required by OMB Circular A-34, for the Office of the Secretary. (Redelegation to the Director of Financial Management is contained in subpart C, $ 1.59a.)

(9) Review and approve for payment any voucher for $25 or less the authority for payment of which is questioned by a certifying or disbursing officer. (Redelegation to the Director of Fi. nancial Management is contained in subpart C, $ 1.59a.)

(10) Approve cash purchases of emergency passenger transportation services costing over $100 under FPMR G-72, as amended.

(11) Perform accounting and related functions in support of the essential air service program.

(12) Carry out the functions and obligations assigned to the Secretary with respect to the Prompt Payment Act, Pub. L. 97-177.

(13) Carry out the functions and duties assigned to the Secretary with respect to the Debt Collection Act of 1982, Pub. L. 97-365.

(d) Special funds. Except as otherwise delegated, establish or operate, or both, such special funds as may be required by statute or by administrative determination. This includes such special funds as the Working Capital Fund (49 U.S.C. 1657(j)).

(e) Security. (1) Represent the Secretary on the National Communications Security Committee and Interdepartmental Committee on Internal Security.

(2) Issue identification media “by direction of the Secretary”.

(3) Classify information in the interests of national defense.

(4) Take certain classified actions on behalf of the Department in connection with counter-audio programs.

(5) Authorize exceptions to investigative standards for National Defense Executive Reservists.

(6) Determine when emergencies, other than attack the United States, justify activation of Personnel Security Regulations issued by the Secretary.

(7) Approve exceptions to the Personnel Security regulations issued by the Secretary.

(8) Request the Office of Personnel Management to modify investigative requirements in other areas.

(f) Printing. (1) Request approval of the Joint Committee on Printing, Congress of the United States, for any procurement or other action requiring Committee approval.

(2) Certify the necessity for Departmental periodicals and request approv

al of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB Circu. lar No. A-3 Revised as of Sept. 8, 1960).

(g) Document authentication. Emboss and affix the official Departmental seal to appropriate documents and other materials, for all purposes for which authentication by seal is required.

(h) Foreign travel. Review written requests for modification to the Department's foreign travel plan approved by the Office of Management and Budget.

(i) Gifts and bequests. Carry out the functions vested in the Secretary by section 9(m) of the Department of Transportation Act (Pub. L. 89-670).

(j) Equal employment opportunity. Exercise the authority of the Secretary to accept or reject internal complaints of discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or age arising within or relating to the Office of the Secretary.

(k) Building management. Carry out the functions vested in the Secretary by sections 1(b) and 4(b) (as appropriate) of Executive Order 11912.

(1) Privacy. Issue notices of Department of Transportation systems of records as required by the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4), (11)).

(m) Hearings. Provide logistical and administrative support to the Depart. ment's Office of Hearings.

(n) Paperwork reduction. Carry out the functions and responsibilities assigned to the Secretary with respect to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1980, Pub. L. 96-511.

(0) Federal real property management. Carry out the functions assigned to the Secretary with respect to Executive Order 12512 of April 28, 1985.

(p) The Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, Pub. L. 91-646, 84 Stat. 1894. Except as provided in $ $ 1.45, 1.48 and 49 CFR 25.302. the functions, powers, and duties of the Secretary of Transportation, with respect to the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970, are delegated to the Assistant Secretary for Administration with respect to programs ad

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ministered by the Office of the Secretary. This authority is subject to the requirements listed in $1.45 that govern all Operating Administrations' authority with respect to the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition Policies Act of 1970.

(q) Regulations. Issue Department of Transportation procurement regulations, subject to the following limitation:

(1) Coordination. The views of the General Counsel, the interested administrations and other offices will be solicited in the development of the procurement regulations. In commenting upon proposed provisions for the procurement regulations, the administrations will indicate the nature and purpose of any additional implementing or supplementing policy guidances which they propose to issue at the administration level. (Amdt. 1-113, 40 FR 43901, Sept. 24, 1975; as amended by Amdt. 1-216, 52 FR 9864, Mar. 27, 1987)

EDITORIAL NOTE: For FEDERAL REGISTER citations affecting $ 1.59, see the List of CFR Sections Affected in the Finding Aids section of this volume.

rector of Financial Management authority to:

(1) Designate to the Treasury Department certifying officers and designated agents for the Office of the Secretary and imprest fund cashiers for the Departmental Headquarters.

(2) Certify to the validity of obligations as required by 31 U.S.C. 200 and to the adequacy of bond coverage for the designations under section 160(c)(2).

(3) Sign reports on Budget Execution as required by OMB Circular A-34 (Revised).

(4) Review and approve for payment any voucher for $25 or less the authority for payment of which is questioned by a certifying or disbursing officer.

(5) Process essential air service payments.

(6) Approve claims of OST employees allowable under 31 U.S.C. 3721 for amounts of $500 or less. (Amdt. 1-209, 51 FR 29233, Aug. 15, 1986, as amended by Amdt. 1-232, 54 FR 46616, Nov. 6, 1989)

$ 1.60 Delegations to the Inspector Gener

al.

The Inspector General is delegated, and has agreed to carry out, the following:

(a) Aviation economics. The conduct of audits under 49 U.S.C. 1389; and 49 U.S.C. 1377(e).

(Amdt. 1-199, 49 FR 50997, Dec. 31, 1984)

8 1.59a Redelegations by the Assistant

Secretary for Administration. (a) The Assistant Secretary for Administration has redelegated to the Director of Acquisition and Grant Management authority to procure and authorize payment for property and services for the Office of the Secretary, with power to redelegate and authorize successive redelegations.

(b) The Assistant Secretary for Administration has redelegated to the Director of Personnel authority to:

(1) Conduct a personnel management program for the Office of the Secretary with authority to take, direct others to take, recommend or approve any personnel action with respect to such authority.

(2) Develop, coordinate, and issue wage schedules for Department employees under the Federal Wage System, except as delegated to the Commandant of the Coast Guard at $ 1.46 of this part.

(c) The Assistant Secretary for Administration has redelegated to the Di

8 1.61 Delegations to Assistant Secretary

for Governmental Affairs. The Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs is delegated authority to:

(a) Establish procedures for responding to Congressional correspondence.

(b) Serve as the Department's point of contact in relationships with public and private organizations and groups devoted to consumer and community services or affairs.

(c) Serve as coordinator for intra-Departmental consumer affairs programs.

(d) As supplemented by 14 CFR part 385, carry out the following authority transferred to the Department from the Civil Aeronautics Board

(1) Assist consumers in dealings with the air transportation industry;

(2) Assist State and local organizations in handling airline consumer complaints;

(3) Investigate consumer complaints regarding the air transportation industry and, as appropriate, recommend enforcement actions to be brought by the Deputy General Counsel;

(4) (Reserved)

(5) Carry out the following statutory provisions:

(i) Section 4(a)(5) of the Civil Aeronautics Board Sunset Act of 1984 (October 4, 1984; Pub. L. 98-443), relating to enforcement of the Consumer Credit Protection Act;

(ii) Sections 204 (a) and (b) (relating to taking such actions as may be necessary to carry out responsibilities under the Federal Aviation Act), 407 (a) and (e) (relating to requiring the production of information, entering carrier property, and inspecting records), and 411 (relating to determining whether any carrier or ticket agent is engaged in unfair or deceptive practices or unfair methods of competition), of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958, as amended, (49 U.S.C. 1324 (a) and (b), 1377 (a) and (e), and 1381) as appropriate to the consumer information and assistance functions in this paragraph. [Amdt. 1-157, 45 FR 83409, Dec. 18, 1980, as amended by Amdt. 1-199, 49 FR 50997, Dec. 31, 1984; Amdt. 1-205, 50 FR 52468, Dec. 24, 1985)

8 1.63 Delegations to Assistant Secretary

for Public Affairs. The Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs is delegated authority to:

(a) [Reserved)

(b) Monitor the overall public information program and review and approve Departmental informational materials having policy-making ramifications before they are printed and disseminated.

(c) Carry out the functions vested in the Secretary by section 4(b) (as appropriate) of Executive Order 11912.

(d) Carry out the functions to promote carpooling and vanpooling which were vested in the Federal Energy Administration by section 381(b)(1)(B) of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act and transferred to the Depart. ment of Transportation by section 310 of the Department of Energy Organization Act of 1977. (Amdt. 1-113, 40 FR 43901, Sept. 24, 1975, as amended by Amdt. 1-118, 41 FR 35849, Aug. 25, 1976; Amdt. 1-157, 45 FR 83409, Dec. 18, 1980; Amdt. 1-184, 48 FR 44079, Sept. 27, 1983; Amdt. 1-228, 54 FR 10010, Mar. 9, 1989)

8 1.64 (Reserved)

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8 1.62 Delegations to the Director of Small

and Disadvantaged Business Utiliza

tion. The Director of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization is delegated authority to:

(a) Exercise Departmental responsibility for the implementation and execution of functions and duties under sections 8 and 15 of the Small Business Investment Act, as amended (15 U.S.C. 637 and 644).

(b) Carry out the functions vested in the Secretary by section 906 of the Railroad Revitalization and Regulatory Reform Act of 1976 (Pub. L. 94210), as amended. (Amdt. 1-157, 45 FR 83409, Dec. 18, 1980)

8 1.65 Authority to classify information.

(a) E.O. 12356 confers upon the Secretary of Transportation authority to originally classify information Secret and Confidential with further authorization to delegate this authority. (No official of the Department of Transportation has authority to originally classify information as Top Secret.)

(b) The following delegations of this authority, which may not be redelegated, are hereby made:

(1) Office of the Secretary (OST). Chief, Security Staff.

(2) U.S. Coast Guard (USCG). The Commandant; Chief, Office of Operations.

(3) Federal Aviation Adminstration (FAA). The Administrator; Director of Civil Aviation Security.

(4) Maritime Administration (MARAD). The Administrator; Associate Administrator for Policy and Administration (Confidential only); Di. rector, Office of International Activi.

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