16 U.S. Code § 469b - Administration; contracts or agreements; services of experts, consultants, or organizations; acceptance of funds
In the administration of sections 469 to 469c–1 of this title, the Secretary may—
(1) enter into contracts or make cooperative agreements with any Federal or State agency, any educational or scientific organization, or any institution, corporation, association, or qualified individual; and
(2) obtain the services of experts and consultants or organizations thereof in accordance with section 3109 of title 5; and
Source(Pub. L. 86–523, § 6, formerly § 3,June 27, 1960, 74 Stat. 221, renumbered and amended Pub. L. 93–291, § 1(8),May 24, 1974, 88 Stat. 175.)
1974—Par. (2). Pub. L. 93–291substituted “obtain the services of experts and consultants or organizations thereof in accordance with section 3109 of title 5” for “procure the temporary or intermittent services of experts or consultants or organizations thereof as provided in section 55a of title 5”.
Par. (3). Pub. L. 93–291substituted “or corporation or transferred to him by any Federal agency” for “or corporations holding a license issued by an agency of the United States for the construction of a dam or other type of water or power control project”.
Transfer of Functions
For transfer of certain enforcement functions of Secretary or other official in Department of the Interior and Secretary or other official in Department of Agriculture to Federal Inspector, Office of Federal Inspector for Alaska Natural Gas Transportation System, and subsequent transfer to Secretary of Energy, then to Federal Coordinator for Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects, see note set out under section 469a of this title.