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PUBLIC LAW 96-000—MMMM. DD, 1979

93 STAT. 684

PUBLIC LAW 96-88—OCT. 17, 1979 exercising such authority shall have the same force and effect as when exercised by such official or agency. (b)(1) The director of any office continued in the Department the director of which was required, prior to the effective date of this Act, to report to the Commissioner of Education or the Assistant Secretary for Education of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, shall report to the Secretary. (2) The Secretary is authorized to delegate reporting requirements vested in the Secretary by paragraph (1) to any officer or employee of the Department. DELEGATION

20 USC 3472.

SEC. 412. Except as otherwise provided in this Act, the Secretary may delegate any function to such officers and employees of the Department as the Secretary may designate, and may authorize such successive redelegations of such functions within the Department as may be necessary or appropriate. No delegation of functions by the Secretary under this section or under any other provision of this Act shall relieve the Secretary of responsibility for the administration of such functions. REORGANIZATION

20 USC 3473.

SEC. 413. (a) The Secretary is authorized, subject to the requirements of section 202(f), to allocate or reallocate functions among the officers of the Department, and to establish, consolidate, alter, or discontinue such organizational entities within the Department as may be necessary or appropriate, but the authority of the Secretary under this subsection does not extend to— (1) any office, bureau, unit, or other entity transferred to the Department and established by statute or any function vested by statute in such an entity or officer of such an entity, except as provided in subsection (b); (2) the abolition of organizational entities established by this Act; or (3) the alteration of the delegation of functions to any specific organizational entity required by this Act. (b)(1) The Secretary may, in accordance with paragraph (2) of this sulDsection, consolidate, alter, or discontinue any of the following statutory entities, or reallocate any functions vested by statute in the following statutory entities: (A) the Office of Bilingual Education; (B) the Teacher Corps; (C) the Community College Unit; (D) the National Center for Education Statistics; (E) the National Institute of Education; (F) the Office of Environmental Education; (G) the Office of Consumers' Education; (H) the Office of Libraries and Learning Resources; (I) the Office of Indian Education; (J) the Office of Career Education; (K) the Office of Non-Public Education; (L) the bureau for the education and training for the handicapped; (M) the Institute of Museum Services; and (N) the administrative units for guidance and counseling programs, the veterans' cost of instruction program, and the program for the gifted and talented children.