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Vol. 20—1955

Bureau of Indian Affairs—Delegations of Authority
Order Designating Reservation for Indians of Hydaburg, Alaska—Notice of Invalidation
Fort Peck Indian Reservation—Withdrawing Lands in Aid of Proposed Legislation; Partially Revoking      Departmental Orders of March 14, 1913, and November 27, 1917, Which Withdrew Lands for      Reclamation Purposes
Solicitor and Chief Clerk—Delegations of Authority Pertaining to Enrollment of Indians and Contracts for      Supplies and Services
Commissioner of Indian Affairs—Delegation of Authority with Respect to Contracts for Services of      Engineering and Architectural Firms
Bureau of Indian Affairs—Delegations of Authority
Oahe Dam and Reservoir Project, South Dakota—Ratification and Approval of Act for Acquisition of      Lands
Bureau of Indian Affairs—Authority Under Specific Acts
Alabama and Coushatta Tribes of Indians of Texas, and Individual Members Thereof—Proclamation      Regarding Termination of Federal Supervision Over Property
Bureau of Indian Affairs—Delegation of Authority
Montana—Partially Revoking Departmental Order of February 6, 1911, Establishing Babb Townsite and      Restoring Released Lands to Ownership of Blackfeet Tribe of Indians
Bureau of Indian Affairs—Delegations of Authority
Trust Periods Expiring During Calendar Year 1956

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VOLUME 20—1955
December 30, 1954 | [Order 2508, Amdt. 9]

Delegations of Authority
Section 24 | 25 | 29

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VOLUME 20—1955 167
SEC. 29 168

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Order No. 2508, as amended (14 F. R. 258; 16 F. R. 473, 11620, 11974; 17 F. R. 1570, 6418; 19 F. R. 34, 1123, 4585), is further amended as follows, to authorize the Commissioner of Indian Affairs to exercise the authority of the Secretary in relation to the classes of matters indicated.

1. Two new paragraphs designated (x) and (y) and reading as follows are added to section 11 Funds and fiscal matters:

(x) The payment of salaries and expenses of officials or representatives of the Fort Peck Tribes and the determination of the length of stay of representatives of the tribes at the seat of government, as well as the advance to the tribes and the approval of the expenditure of tribal funds for such other purposes as may be designated by the Fort Peck Tribal Executive Board pursuant to the act of June 29, 1954 (68 Stat. 329).

(y) The approval of partial releases and satisfactions of mortgages given as security for loans from the United States made pursuant to 25 CFR Part 21.

2. Paragraph (o) of section 13 Lands and minerals is amended to read as follows:

(o) The approval of rights-of-way pursuant to 25 CFR Part 256. This authority extends to and includes the issuance of advance authority for preliminary surveys and permission to begin construction prior to final approval of the rights-of-way.

3. A new section 24 reading as follows, is added:

SEC. 24.

Lease of space, Navajo. The procurement by lease for terms not in excess of 5 years, in accordance with section 3 of the act of August 27, 1935, as amended (40 U.S.C. 304c), and subject to the conditions imposed by the Administrator of General Services in his order of June 3, 1954 (19 F. R. 3361), of the necessary space and facilities in the towns and cities of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah surrounding the Navajo Reservation, in connection with the schooling of Navajo children.

4. Section 25 is amended to read as follows:

SEC. 25.

Redelegation. (a) The Commismissioner of Indian Affairs may, in writing, redelegate to any officer or employee of the Bureau of Indian Affairs any authority delegated to him by this order or by the regulations in 25 CFR, and he may authorize written redelegations of any such authority.

5. A new section 29 reading as follows, is added after section 28:

SEC. 29.

Authority in 25 CFR. The Commissioner may exercise any authority delegated to his subordinates by the regulations in 25 CFR.

6. Paragraph (a) of section 100 Revocation; saving clause, is amended to read as follows:

(a) This order supersedes Subpart J—Bureau of Indian Affairs, of Part 4, Title 43, Code of Federal Regulations, as amended (Orders Nos. 2161, 2252, 2311, 2326, 2335, 2356), Orders Nos. 341, 1996 (9 F. R.. 12422), 2466, 2502 (13 F. R. 8718), and 2760 (19 F. R. 3448).

Acting Secretary of the Interior.

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