In subsection (a), the words “whose grade is above first lieutenant” are substituted for the words “from among the captains or officers of higher grade”. The words “in the discretion of” and “from time to time, from the Corps of Engineers, by the President, for this duty” are omitted as surplusage. 10:189 (last sentence) is omitted as obsolete.
In subsections (a) and (b), the words “assigned to” are substituted for the word “of”, since, under section
3063 of this title, officers are assigned to, rather than commissioned in, the Corps of Engineers.
In subsection (b), the words “assist that officer” are substituted for the words “act as assistants to said engineer commissioner”. The words “his duties” are substituted for the words “the special duties imposed upon him”.
1980—Pub. L. 96–513substituted “Mayor” for “Commissioner” in section catchline and text.
1968—Pub. L. 90–623substituted “Corps of Engineers: detail of officers to assist Commissioner of District of Columbia” for “Engineer Commissioner of the District of Columbia; assistants: detail” as section catchline and struck out provisions for the appointment of an Engineer Commissioner of the District of Columbia.
Amendment by Pub. L. 90–623intended to restate without substantive change the law in effect on Oct. 22, 1968, see section 6 ofPub. L. 90–623, set out as a note under section
5334 of Title
5, Government Organization and Employees.
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