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42 U.S. Code § 7253 - Reorganization

Subject to subsection (b), 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.
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 50.
The authority of the Secretary under subsection (a) does not apply to the National Nuclear Security Administration. The corresponding authority that applies to the Administration is set forth in section 2402(e)[1] of title 50.

[1]  See References in Text note below.
Editorial Notes
References in Text

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.

Section 2402(e) of title 50, referred to in subsec. (c), probably means the subsec. (e) of section 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.


2013—Subsecs. (b), (c). Pub. L. 112–239 redesignated subsec. (b) relating to nonapplicability of authority of Secretary to National Nuclear Security Administration as (c).

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), 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), 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.