31 U.S. Code § 7108 - Limitation on authority under

Under regulations prescribed by the President, the head of an executive agency may act under sections 7105–7107 of this title for a project assisted under at least 2 assistance programs. The regulations shall ensure that the head of an executive agency acts under those sections only—
(1) when a problem cannot be adequately solved through other action under this chapter or other law;
(2) when necessary to promote expeditious processing of applications or effective and efficient administration of the project; and
(3) in a way consistent with protecting the interest of the United States Government and with the program purposes and requirements of law.


(Pub. L. 97–258, Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 1039.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
7108 42:4254. Dec. 5, 1974, Pub. L. 93–510, § 5, 88 Stat. 1605.

In the section, the words “act under” are substituted for “use the authorities described in”, and the words “when necessary” are substituted for “that they are applied only as necessary”, to eliminate unnecessary words. The words “head of an executive agency acts under those sections only” are substituted for “the authorities are limited in use to” for clarity. The words “These authorities shall be exercised only”, “Where appropriate to further the purposes of this chapter, and subject to the conditions prescribed in this section”, “(relating to the establishment of uniform technical or administrative requirements, delegation of powers and responsibilities, and establishment of joint management funds)”, “include criteria or procedures to”, and “that they are applied”, are omitted as unnecessary because of the restatement.

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