Washington : Government Printing Office
1. In section 13 Lands and minerals, paragraph (h) is revised to read as follows:
(h) The approval and certification of applications for allotments on the public domain under authority of the act of February 8, 1887 (25 U.S.C. sec. 334), or the acts
of February 28, 1891 and June 25, 1910 (25 U.S.C. sec. 336), and in the national forests pursuant to the act of June 25, 1910 (29 U.S.C. sec. 337).
2. The following is added to Section 13, Lands and minerals:
(u) The approval of assignments and the issuance of certificates of assignment to Minnesota Mdewakanton Sioux Indians of land acquired by the United States pursuant to the acts of March 2, 1889 (25 Stat. 992) and August 19, 1890 (26 Stat. 349).
(v) Soil and moisture conservation operations on Indian lands, pursuant to the President's Reorganization Plan No. IV, of 1940 (54 Stat. 1235), and the Soil Conservation Act of April 27, 1935 (16 U.S.C. sec. 590a), and subject to the coordination and general supervision of the Office of the Secretary.
3. Section 25 Subdelegation is amended to read as follows:
Redelegation. The authority conferred upon the Commissioner in the preceding sections of this order may be redelegated by him to the Associate Commissioner, Assistant Commissioners, Executive Officer, Director, Division of Program, Chief Counsel, Associate Chief Counsel, Assistant Chief Counsel, Branch Chiefs, Area Directors, Superintendents or Officers in Charge of Agencies and Local Facilities, and such other officers of the Bureau of Indian Affairs as are designated by him. The Commissioner may also redelegate to such officials the authority conferred upon him by the general regulations appearing in Title 25, Code of Federal Regulations, insofar as such authority relates to action in individual cases. The Commissioner may authorize officials who may have a redelegation of authority under this section to redelegate such authority to employees of the Bureau designated by them. Appeal from an action taken by the Superintendent or other officer of an agency pursuant to a redelegation of authority under this section shall be taken to the Area Director and thence to the Commissioner. Appeal from an action taken by any other officer of the Bureau of Indian Affairs pursuant to a redelegation of authority under this section shall be taken to the Commissioner. Appeals from the Commissioner shall be taken to the Secretary of the Interior.
(5 U.S.C. 1946 ed., sec. 22; 25 U.S.C. 1946 ed, secs. la, 2, 2a; sec. 2, Reorg. Plan No. 8 of 1950, 15 F.R. 3174).
4. The following new section 27 Withdrawal and restoration of authority, is added:
Withdrawal and restoration of authority. The Commissioner, or any Area Director with the approval of the Commissioner, may upon written notice to a Superintendent or other official withdraw from such official any authority directly delegated to him under the general regulations appearing in Title 25, Code of Federal Regulations, and thereafter the authority so withdrawn shall be exercised by the Area Director or such other official as may be designated in writing by or with the approval of the Commissioner. The authority so withdrawn from a Superintendent or other official may be restored by the Commissioner, or the Area Director with the approval of the Commissioner.
5. The following new section 24 Action as duly authorized representative, is added:
Action as duly authorized representative. The Commissioner is authorized to take any action which under the general regulations appearing in Title 25, Code of Federal Regulations, may be taken by the Secretary of the Interior or his duly authorized representative, and which is not otherwise authorized by a delegation of authority to the Commissioner.
OSCAR L. CHAPMAN,
Secretary of the Interior.