(Pub. L. 93–275, § 7,May 7, 1974, 88 Stat. 100; Pub. L. 94–385, title I, §§ 103–106,Aug. 14, 1976, 90 Stat. 1127–1129; Pub. L. 95–70, § 8,July 21, 1977, 91 Stat. 277; Pub. L. 95–91, title VII, § 709(a)(2),Aug. 4, 1977, 91 Stat. 607.)
References in Text
The Emergency Petroleum Allocation Act of 1973, referred to in subsec. (c), is Pub. L. 93–159
, Nov. 27, 1973, 87 Stat. 628
, as amended, which was classified generally to chapter 16A (§ 751 et seq.) of this title, was omitted from the Code pursuant to section
of this title, which provided for the expiration of the President’s authority under that chapter on Sept. 30, 1981.
1977—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 95–91
, § 709(a)(2)(A), struck out subsec. (a) provisions: for appointment, employment, and compensation of officers and employees; for prescription of their authority and duties; for placement of specified number of positions in GS–16, 17, and 18 and making competitive service provisions inapplicable to a limited number of such positions; and making classification standards and procedures applicable to the authority provided for in this section and for duration of such authority; and redesignated subsec. (c) as (a).
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 95–91
, § 709(a)(2)(A), (C)–(E), struck out subsec. (b) provisions respecting employment and compensation of experts and consultants, redesignated subsec. (i)(1)(D) as (b), and substituted therein “any rule or regulation, or any order having the applicability and effect of a rule as defined in section
pursuant to this chapter” for “the rules, regulations, or orders described in paragraph (A)” and “subsection (c) of this section” for “paragraph (2) of this subsection”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 95–91
, § 709(a)(2)(F), redesignatedsubsec. (i)(2)(A) as (c). Former subsec. (c) redesignated (a).
Subsecs. (d) to (h). Pub. L. 95–91
, § 709(a)(2)(B), struck out subsecs. (d) to (h) relating to: interagency cooperation and reimbursement; seal and judicial notice; acceptance of gifts; contract authority; and performance of other necessary activities.
Subsec. (i)(1)(A) to (C). Pub. L. 95–91
, § 709(a)(2)(C), struck out subpar. (A) to (C) provisions relating to: application of subch. II of ch. 5 of title
to rules, regulations, or orders issued under this chapter; publication of notice of proposed rules, regulations, or orders in the Federal Register and opportunity for comment and waiver of the requirements when warranted by considerations of public health, safety, or welfare; and opportunity for oral presentation of views, data, and arguments where rules, regulations, or orders are likely to have a substantial impact on the Nation’s economy or large numbers of individuals or businesses.
Subsec. (i)(1)(D). Pub. L. 95–91
, § 709(a)(2)(C), redesignated subpar. (D) as subsec. (b).
Subsec. (i)(E), (F). Pub. L. 95–91
, § 709(a)(2)(C), struck out provisions of subpars. (E) and (F) providing for public availability of internal rules and guidelines of the agency forming a basis for rules, regulations, or orders and agency opinions respecting determinations of requests for exception or exemption from rules or orders; and procedures for holding hearings or oral presentation of views with respect to rules or regulations the effects of which are confined to a single unit of local government or the residents thereof, a single geographic area within a State or the residents thereof, or a single State or the residents thereof.
Subsec. (i)(2)(A). Pub. L. 95–91
, § 709(a)(2)(F), redesignated subpar. (A) as subsec. (c).
Subsec. (i)(2)(B), (3). Pub. L. 95–91
, § 709(a)(2)(F), (G), struck out par. (2)(B) provisions relating to jurisdiction of federal district courts, power of courts of competent jurisdiction to consider defenses, removal of cases raising constitutional defenses, and concurrent jurisdiction of cases or controversies arising under rules, regulations, or orders of State or local government agencies; and par. (3) provisions relating to procedures for State or local government agencies.
Subsecs. (j), (k). Pub. L. 95–91
, § 709(a)(2)(G), struck out subsecs. (j) and (k) relating to information for independent regulatory agencies and limitation on enforcement authority of the Administrator.
Subsec. (l). Pub. L. 95–70
added subsec. (l).
1976—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 94–385
, § 103, struck out provisions relating to review of rules, regulations and procedures by the Cost of Living Council and redistributed remaining provisions as pars. (1) and (2).
Subsec. (i)(1)(D). Pub. L. 94–385
, § 104, inserted provisions which require any officer or agency authorized to issue rules, regulations or orders to establish criteria and guidelines for evaluation of special hardship situations, to include in every decision the standards applied in the disposition of such situations, and requiring the hearing upon request of the aggrieved party to be heard by an officer other than the one denying the adjustment.
Subsec. (i)(1)(F). Pub. L. 94–385
, § 105, added subpar. (F).
Subsec. (k). Pub. L. 94–385
, § 106, added subsec. (k).
Transfer of Functions
Federal Energy Administration terminated and functions vested by law in Administrator thereof transferred to Secretary of Energy (unless otherwise specifically provided) by sections
, The Public Health and Welfare.