40 U.S. Code § 9501 - Chief of Engineers

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§ 9501.
Chief of Engineers
(a) Superintendence Duties.—
(1)Washington aqueduct and other public works and improvements in the district of columbia.—The Chief of Engineers has the immediate superintendence of—
the Washington Aqueduct, together with all rights, appurtenances, and fixtures connected with the Aqueduct and belonging to the Federal Government; and
all other public works and improvements in the District of Columbia in which the Government has an interest and which are not otherwise specially provided for by law.
(2)Obeying regulations.—
In carrying out paragraph (1), the Chief of Engineers shall obey regulations the President prescribes, through the Secretary of the Army.
(b)No Increase in Compensation.—
The Chief of Engineers shall not receive additional compensation for the services required under this chapter.
The Chief of Engineers shall be furnished an office in one of the public buildings in the District of Columbia, as the Administrator of General Services directs, and shall be supplied by the Federal Government with stationery, instruments, books, and furniture which may be required for the performance of the duties of the Chief of Engineers.

Historical and Revision Notes



Source (U.S. Code)

Source (Statutes at Large)



R.S. § 1800.



R.S. § 1801.



R.S. § 1807.



R.S. § 1808.

In subsection (a)(2), the words “pursuant to law” are omitted as unnecessary. The words “Secretary of the Army” are substituted for “Department of War” [subsequently changed to “Department of the Army” because of section 205(a) of the National Security Act of 1947 (ch. 343, 61 Stat. 501)] because of 10:3013(a)(1).

In subsection (b), the word “additional” is substituted for “other than his regular pay as an officer of the Corps of Engineers” to eliminate unnecessary words. The words “of him” are omitted as unnecessary. The words “this chapter” are substituted for “title 21 of the Revised Statutes” because the only provisions of title 21 related to the Chief of Engineers that have not been repealed are contained in the revised chapter.

In subsection (c), the words “an office” are substituted for “official apartments” for clarity. The words “District of Columbia” are substituted for “city of Washington” for consistency in the revised title and with other titles of the United States Code. The words “Administrator of General Services” are substituted for “President” [subsequently changed to “Public Buildings Commission” because of section 10 of the Act of March 1, 1919 (ch. 86, 40 Stat. 1269), “National Park Service” because of section 2 of Executive Order No. 6166 (eff. June 10, 1933) and the Act of March 2, 1934 (ch. 38, 48 Stat. 389), and “Public Buildings Administrator in the Federal Works Agency” because of sections 301 and 303 of Reorganization Plan No. I of 1939 (eff. July 1, 1939, 53 Stat. 1426, 1427)] because of section 103(a) of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (ch. 288, 63 Stat. 380), which is restated as section 303(c) [303(b)] of the revised title.


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