15 U.S. Code § 279 - Absence of Director
In the case of the absence of the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology the Secretary of Commerce may designate some officer of said Institute to perform the duties of the director during his absence.
Section was not enacted as part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Act which comprises this chapter.
1988—Pub. L. 100–418 substituted “National Institute of Standards and Technology” for “Bureau of Standards” and “Institute” for “bureau”.
Act Mar. 4, 1913, substituted “Secretary of Commerce” for “Secretary of Commerce and Labor”.