The following officials, in the order indicated, shall act as Secretary of Transportation, in case of the absence or disability of the Secretary, until the absence or disability ceases, or in the case of a vacancy, until a successor is appointed. Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, the President retains discretion, to the extent permitted by the law, to depart from this order in designating an acting Secretary of Transportation.
Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy.
Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs.
Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy.
Assistant Secretary for Governmental Affairs.
Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs.
Assistant Secretary for Administration.
Federal Aviation Administrator.
Federal Aviation Administration Regional Administrator, Southwest Region.
Federal Aviation Administration Regional Administrator, Great Lakes Region.
Without regard to the foregoing, a person directed to perform the duties of the Secretary pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 3347 shall act as Secretary of Transportation.
[Amdt. 1-157, 45 FR 83405, Dec. 18, 1980, as amended by Amdt. 1-184, 48 FR 44079, Sept. 27, 1983; Amdt. 1-261, 59 FR 10063, Mar. 3, 1994; Amdt. 1-291, 62 FR 55357, Oct. 24, 1997; 68 FR 35184, June 12, 2003; 73 FR 14728, Mar. 19, 2008]