(a)Subject to subsection (b) of this section, the Secretary is authorized to establish, alter, consolidate or discontinue such organizational units or components within the Department as he may deem to be necessary or appropriate. Such authority shall not extend to the abolition of organizational units or components established by this chapter, or to the transfer of functions vested by this chapter in any organizational unit or component.
(b)The authority of the Secretary to establish, abolish, alter, consolidate, or discontinue any organizational unit or component of the National Nuclear Security Administration is governed by the provisions of section
2409 of title
(c)The authority of the Secretary under subsection (a) of this section does not apply to the National Nuclear Security Administration. The corresponding authority that applies to the Administration is set forth in section
2402(e) of title
This chapter, referred to in subsec. (a), was in the original “this Act”, meaning Pub. L. 95–91, Aug. 4, 1977, 91 Stat. 565, known as the Department of Energy Organization Act, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section
7101 of this title and Tables.
2402(e) of title
50, referred to in subsec. (b) set out second, probably means the subsec. (e) ofsection
2402 of title 50 which relates to reorganization authority and was added by Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [div. C, title XXXI, § 3159(a)], Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1654, 1654A–469 and redesignated section
2402(f) of title
50 by Pub. L. 107–107, div. A, title X, § 1048(i)(12),Dec. 28, 2001, 115 Stat. 1230.
2000—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [div. C, title XXXI, § 3159(b)(1)], which directed amendment of section by substituting “(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, the Secretary” for “The Secretary”, could not be executed because the words “The Secretary” did not appear after execution of the amendment by Pub. L. 106–377, § 1(a)(2) [title III, § 314(b)(1)]. See below.
Pub. L. 106–377, § 1(a)(2) [title III, § 314(b)(1)], designated existing provisions as subsec. (a) and substituted “Subject to subsection (b) of this section, the Secretary” for “The Secretary”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 106–398, § 1 [div. C, title XXXI, § 3159(b)(2)], added subsec. (b) relating to nonapplicability of authority of Secretary under subsec. (a) of this section to National Nuclear Security Administration.
Pub. L. 106–377, § 1(a)(2) [title III, § 314(b)(2)], added subsec. (b) relating to authority of Secretary as to National Nuclear Security Administration.
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