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V. Reservations of Authority

In general, unless provided by law, the Secretary has reserved the following authorities:

  • Authority to promulgate regulations.
  • The authority to appoint members of advisory councils and fix compensation.
  • The authority to submit reports to the Congress or the President.

In some instances, the Secretary has departed from these general principles. The Executive Office, Office of Management, can provide information regarding specific reservations.

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