H.R. 14718 (93rd): A bill to discontinue or modify certain reporting requirements of law.

93rd Congress, 1973–1974. Text as of Jan 02, 1975 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

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88 STAT. ]       PUBLIC LAW 93-608-JAN. 2, 1975                                           1967

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   Approved January 2, 1975.


Public Law 93-608
                                AN ACT                                     J a n u a r y 2, 1975
      To discontinue or modify certain reporting requirements of la\A'.       [H. R.14718]


  Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress^ assembled^ That certain pro- Reporting re-
visions of law, which relate to the submission of reports to Congress m^'dffTcrtions and'
or other Government authorities, are repealed as follows:             repeals.

                R E P 0 R T 8 UNDER MORE T I I A X O N E AGENCY

   (1) Section 3 of the Act entitled "An Act to authorize the expendi-      Repeal.
ture of funds through grants for support of scientific research, and
 for other purposes", approved September 6, 1958 (72 Stat. l'^9'>; 42
U.S.C. 1893), is repealed, thereby eliminating the annual report
under such Act to the appropriate committees of both Houses of
Conq:ress concerning grants for basic scientific research.
    (2) Section 7 of the Act entitled "An Act to authorize the Secretary    Repeal.
of the Interior to construct facilities to provide water for irrigation,
municipal, domestic, militarv, and other uses from the Santa Mar-
garita River, California, and for other purposes", approved July 28,
1954 (68 Stat. 578), is repealed, thereby eliminating the report from
time to time to the Congress, by the Attorney General, the Secretary
of the Interior, and the Secretary of the Navy, concerning the condi-
tions specified in section 1 of such Act involving facilities to provide
water for irrigation and other uses from the Santa Margarita River,
California.

             REPORTS UNDER T H E D E P A R T M E N T OF COMMERCE

   (3) Subsection (b) of the first section of the Act entitled "An Act to Annual
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to provide basic authority for the performance of certain functions ination. s s , elim-
and activities of the Department of Commerce, and for other pur-
poses", approved October 26, 1949 (63 Stat. 908; 15 U.S.C. 1514(b)),
is amended by striking out " : Provided'''' and all that follows there-
after to the end of such subsection and inserting in lieu thereof a semi-
colon, thereby eliminating the annual report to Congress showing total
expenditures under such Act for food and other subsistence supplies
for resale to employees of the Department of Commerce and other
Federal agencies, and their dependents, in Alaska and other points
outside of the continental United States, and the proceeds from such
resales.
   (4) Chapter 256 of the Act entitled "An Act authorizing the
Superintendent of the Coast and Geodetic Survey, subject to the
approval of the Secretary of Commerce, to consider, ascertain, adjust,
and determine claims for damage occasioned by acts for which said
survey is responsible in certain cases", approved June 5, 1920 (41
Stat. 1054; 33 U.S.C. 853), is amended by striking out ", and report the
amounts so ascertained and determined to be due the claimants to
Congress at each session thereof through the Treasury Department
for payment as legal claims out of appropriations that may be made
by Congress therefor." and inserting in lieu thereof a period, thereby
eliminating the annual report to Congress, through the Treasury
Department, of claims not to exceed $500 settled under such Act, and

1968 PUBLIC LAW 93-608-JAN. 2, 1975 [88 STAT. the amounts so ascertained and determined to be due the claimants. REPORTS U N D E R T H E D E P A R T M E N T OF D E F E N S E Reports to Con- (5) Section 8031(c) of title 10, United States Code, is amended g r e s s , elimina- tion. by striking out the last sentence thereof, thereby eliminating the annual report to the Congress by the Secretary of the Air Force on the number of officers in the executive part of the Department of the Air Force and the j ustification therefor. • (6) Section 3031(c) of title 10, United States Code, is amended by striking out the last sentence thereof, thereby eliminating the quarterly report by the Secretary of the Army to the Congress on the number of officers in the executive part of the Department of the Army, the number of commissioned officers on or with the Army General Staff and the justification therefor. (7) Section 108 of the Mutual Security Appropriations Act, 1956 22 u s e 1819. (69 Stat. 439), is amended by striking out ^^Provided,''\ where it first appears, and all that follows thereafter down to and including '•''Provided further,'^ where it first appears, and inserting in lieu Repeal. Reports to Con- thereof '"'•Provided", and section 102 of the Mutual Security Appro- g r e s s i o n a l com- priations Act, 1957 (70 Stat. 734), is repealed, thereby eliminating m i t t e e s , elimina- the quarterly reports by the Secretary of Defense to the Committees tion. on Appropriations of the Senate and House of Representatives con- cerning items ordered, but yet to be delivered, against reserves of unobligated amounts of allocations for military assistance and those reports required not less often than each quarter containing a detailed breakdown, on a delivery or service-rendered basis, on all military assistance funds allocated and available to the Department of Defense as of the end of the preceding quarter. REPORTS UNDER T H E D E P A R T M E N T OF H E A L T J r , E D U C A T I O N , A N D WEEF*ARE Annual repc (8) Section 16(c) of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act (81 Stat. to C o n g r e s s , elimination. 251; 29 U.S.C. 42a(c)), is amended by striking out paragraph (2) and by redesignating paragraphs (3) and (4) as paragraphs (2) and (3), respectively, thereby eliminating the annual report of the National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults, through the Secretary of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, to the Congress with comments and recommendations as the Secretary deems appropriate. REPORTS UNDER T H E D E P A R T M E N T OF H O U S I N G AND U R B A N DEVELOPMENT Repeal, Reports to con- (9) Section 5 of the Housing and LTrban Development Act of g r e s s i o n a l com- 1968 (82 Stat. 477; 12 U.S.C. 1701c note) is repealed, thereby m i t t e e s , elimina- tion. eliminating the annual report by the Secretary to the Committee on Banking and Currency of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs of the Senate, identifying specific areas of program administration and manage- ment which require improvement, describing actions taken and proposed for the purpose of making such improvements, and recom- mending such legislation as may be necessary to accomplish such improvements. REPORTS U N D E R T H E D E P A R T M E N T OF T H E INTERIOR (10) Section 3 of the Act entitled "An Act to direct the Secretary of Interior to cooperate with the States of New York and New Jersey on a program to develop, preserve, and restore the resources of the Hudson River and its shores and to authorize certain necessary steps to be taken to protect those resources from adverse Federal actions until the States and Congress shall have had an opportunity to act on that program", approved September 26, 1966 (80 Stat. 848), is
88 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 93-608-JAN. 2, 1975 1%9 amended by striking out the second, third, and fourth sentences and inserting in lieu thereof "The Secretary of the Interior shall serve as the representative of the United States in such negotiations and shall Annual report to consult with the heads of other Federal agencies concerned.", thereby the President and eliminating the annual report by the Secretary to the President, and Congress, elimina- tion. transmitted by the President to the Congress, relating to a program to develop, preserve, and restore the resources of the Hudson River, as required by such section. Annual report to (11) The Act entitled "An Act to provide for the protection and Congress, elimina- preservation of the Antietam Battlefield in the State of Maryland", tion. approved April 22, 1960 (74 Stat. 80; 16 U.S.C. 430oo), is amended by striking out the last sentence thereof, thereby eliminating the annual report to the Congress by the Secretary on acquisitions of land and interests in land, or agreements entered into with respect to land, necessary to preserve, protect, and improve Antietam Battlefield, Maryland. (12) Section 3 of the Act entitled "An Act to provide for the estab- Repeal. lishment and operation of a research laboratory in the North Dakota lignite-consuming region for investigation of the mining, prepara- tion, and utilization of lignite, for the development of new uses and markets, for improvement of health and safety in mining; and for a comprehensive study of the possibilities for increased utilization of the lignite resources of the region to aid in the solution of its eco- nomic problems and to make its natural and human resources of maximum usefulness in the reconversion period and time of peace", approved March 25, 1948 (62 Stat. 85; 30 U.S.C. 403), is repealed, thereby eliminating the annual report to the Congress by the Sec- retary, acting through the Bureau of Mines, on the activities of, expenditures by, and donations to, the research laboratory in the lignite-consuming region of North Dakota. (13) Section 5 of the Act entitled "An Act to provide a program Repeal. for the discovery of the mineral reserves of the United States, its ter- ritories, and possessions by encouraging exploration for minerals, and for other purposes", approved August 21, 1958 (72 Stat. 701; 79 Stat. 1312; 30 U.S.C. 645), is repealed, thereby eliminating the annual i-eport to the Congress by the Secretary on the operations of programs to stimulate exploration for minerals within the United States, its territories and i)ossessions together with his recommenda- tions regarding the need for such programs. n 4 ) Section 19 of the Organic Act of Guam (64 Stat. 389; 82 Stat. 847: 48 U.S.C. 14231) is amended in the last sentence thereof by striking out "Act, and by him to the Concfress of the LTnited States, which" and inserting in lieu thereof "Act. The Congress of the United States", thereby eliminating the reports to the Congress by the Sec- Reports to Con- g r e s s , elimina- retary of all laws passed by the Legislature of Guam as reported to tion. the Secretarv bv the Governor of Guam. (15) Section 24 of the Act entitled "An Act to provide for the partition and distribution of the assets of the Ute Indian Tribe of the TTintfih and Ouray Reservation in Utah between the mixed-blood and full-blood members thereof; and for the termination of Federal super- vision over the property of the mixed-blood members of said tribe; to provide a development program for the full-blood members of said tribe; and for other purposes", approved August 27, 1954 (68 Stat. 877; 25 U.S.C. 677w), is amended by striking out the last sentence thereof, thereby eliminating the annual progress report, through the Annual prog- r e s s reports, elim- Secretary, by the tribal business committee representing the full-blood ination. group of the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation in ITtah, of its activities and the expenditures authorized under such Act.
1970 PUBLIC LAW 93-608-JAN. 2, 1975 [88 STAT. Repeal. (16) Section 3 of the Act entitled "An Act to establish a revolving fund from which the Secretary of the Interior may make loans to finance the procurement of expert assistance by Indian tribes in cases before the Indian Claims Commission", approved November 4, 1963 (77 Stat. 301; 25 U.S.C. 70n-3), is repealed, thereby eliminating the report to the Committees on Interior and Insular Affairs of the Senate and House of Representatives, on every loan made under such Act. Submission to (17) Section 200 of the Water Resources Research Act of 1964 (80 Congress of grants and con- Stat. 130; 42 U.S.C. 1961b) is amended by striking out " ( a ) " immedi- t r a c t s , elimina- ately after "SEC. 200." and by striking out subsection (b) thereof, tion. thereby eliminating the requirement of the submission to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives of a copy of each grant, contract, and matching or other arrangement, sixty days prior to the award of any such grant, contract, or other arrange- ment under subsection (a) of such section. Reports to Con- (18) Section 8 of the Reclamation Project Act of 1939 (53 Stat. g r e s s , elimina- tion. 1193; 43 U.S.C. 485g) is amended by striking out subsection (f) and redesignating subsections ( g ) , ( h ) , and (i) as subsections (f), ( g ) , and ( h ) , respectively, thereby eliminating the report to Congress by the Secretary, from time to time, on classifications and reclassifications of reclamation project lands. (19) Section 9(e) of the Boulder City Act of 1958 (72 Stat. 1734) is amended by striking out "and shall report his findings and recom- mendations to the Congress as soon thereafter as practicable," and inserting in lieu thereof a period, thereby eliminating the report to the Congress by the Secretary, at the end of each five-year period after incorporation of Boulder City concerning the need for assistance to the municipality for its water supply. REPORTS U N D E R T H E D E P A R T M E N T OF TRANSPORTATION Semiannual re- (20) Section 302(c) of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 (72 port to c o n g r e s - sional commit- Stat. 745; 49 U.S.C. 1343(a)) is amended by striking out paragraph t e e s , elimination. (3) thereof, thereby eliminating the semiannual report to appropriate committees of the Congress by the Secretary on agreements provid- ing for the detail of members of the armed services to the Federal Aviation Administration. Biennial au- thorization re- (21) Section 4(d) of the Urban Mass Transportation Act of 1964 q u e s t s , elimina- (84 Stat. 965; U.S.C. 1603(d)) is amended by striking out the sec- tion. ond sentence and all that follows to the end of the subsection, thereby 49 u s e 1603. eliminating the biennial authorization requests under such section to the Congress by the Secretary together with his recommendations regarding adjustments in the schedule for liquidation of obligations. REPORTS U N D E R T H E ATOMIC ENERGY C O M M I S S I O N Repeal. (22) Section 102 of the Atomic Energy Community Act of 1955 (69 Stat. 483; 42 U.S.C. 2314) is repealed, thereby eliminating the triennial report to the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy by the Commission on a full review of its activities under such Act. REPORTS U N D E R T H E OFFICE OF ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY Annual report, (23) Section 610-1 of the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 (80 elimination. Stat. 1470; 42 U.S.C. 2951) is amended by striking out subsection (b), and by redesignating subsection (c) as subsection (b), thereby elimi- nating the annual report to the Congress submitted by the Director through the President concerning officers or employees whose com- pensation is subject to the limitation set forth in subsection (a) of
88 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 93-608-JAN. 2, 1975 1971 such Act and who were receiving at the end of the fiscal year a salary of $10,000 or more per year. SEC. 2. The frequency of submission of certain reports to the Con- Modifications. gress or other Government authorities is modified as follows: (1) Section 10 of the Export Administration Act of 1969 (83 Stat. Semiannual re- port to P r e s i d e n t 846; 50 U.S.C. App. 2409) is amended by striking out "quarterly and C o n g r e s s . report, within 45 days after each quarter,'" and inserting in lieu thereof "semiannual report", thereby changing the frequency of sub- mission of the report to the President and Congress by the Secretary of Commerce of his operations under such Act. (2) Section 2455 of title 10, United States Code, is amended in sub- Annual report to congres sional sections (a) and (b) thereof by striking out "and »July 31", by striking committees. out "six-month period", and inserting in lieu thereof "yearly period", by striking out "June 30 or", and by striking out ", whichever was later." and inserting in lieu thereof a period, thereby changing the requirements under such section of a semiannual to an annual sub- mission to the Committees on Armed Services of the Senate and the House of Representatives by the Secretary of Defense of a progiess report on the cataloging program and a report on the progress of the standardization program. (3) The report on contributions to the States for civil defense 50 u s e app. 2281 note. purposes required of the Seci'etary of Defense as a result of section 1 of the Reorganization Plan Numbered 1 of 1958 (72 Stat. 1799) 5 u s e app. 50 u s e app. and section 1 of Executive Order Number 10952 (26 F.R. 6577), 2271 note. pursuant to section 201 (i) of the Federal Civil Defense Act of 1950 (64 Stat. 1251), shall be submitted to Congress annually,, in lieu of Annual report to eongress. quarterly as previously required by such section 201 (i). (4) Section 409 of the Act entitled "An Act to authorize appropria- tions during tlie fiscal j^ear 1970 for procurement of aircraft, missiles, naval vessels, and tracked combat vehicles, and research, development, test, and evaluation for the Armed Forces, and to authorize the construction of test facilities at Kwajalein Missile Range, and to prescribe the authorized personnel strength of the Selected Reserve of each reserve component of the Ai'med Forces, and for other pur- poses", approved November 19, 1969 (83 Stat. 209; 50 U.S.C. 1511) is amended by striking out the first sentence thereof and inserting in lieu thereof "The Secretary of Defense shall submit an annual Annual report to Congress. report to Congress on or before January 31 setting forth the amounts spent during the preceding year for research, development, test, and evaluation of all lethal and nonlethal chemical and biological agents.", thereby changing the requirement for submission of the report under such section from semiannual to annual. (5) Section 1120(b) of the Social Security Act (81 Stat. 920; 42 U.S.C. 1320(b)) is amended by striking out all that follows " ( b ) " and inserting in lieu thereof "The Secretary shall submit an Annual report to Congress. annual report to Congress setting forth a description of each project approved under subsection (a) during the year preceding such report, including a statement of the purpose, probable cost, and expected duration of each such project.", thereby changing the require- ment of submission of such report from as soon as possible after the approval of any project to an annual submission to the Congress by the Secretary of the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare on each project approved under subsection (a) of such section. (6) Section 2 of the Act entitled "An Act to extend certain author- ity of the Secretary of the Interior exercised through the Geological Survey of the Department of the Interior, to areas outside the national domain", approved September 5, 1962 (76 Stat. 427; 43 U.S.C. 31 ( c ) ) , is amended by striking out "and July 31", by striking out "six months" and inserting in lieu thereof "year", and by striking out
1972 PUBLIC LAW 93-609-JAN. 2, 1975 [88 STAT. Annual report to Congress. "'and June 30", thereby changing the requirement undei- such section from a semiannual to an annual submission to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate, by the Secretary of the Interior, of a report on all actions taken pursuant to such Act. SEC. 3. To modify substantive aspects of certain requirements to report to Congress or other Government authority, the following provisions of law are hereby amended as follows: (1) Section 705(e) of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (78 Stat. 258; 42 U.S.C. 2000e-4(d)) is hereby amended to read as follows: Report to Con- g r e s s and the "(e) The Commission shall at the close of each fiscal year report to President. the Congress and to the President concerning the action it has taken and the moneys it has disbursed. It shall make such further reports on the cause of and means of eliminating discrimination and such recommendations for further legislation as may appear desirable." (2) Section 8 of the Fair Packaging and Labeling Act (80 Stat. 1300; 15 U.S.C. 1457) is hereby amended to read as follows: Annual reports to C o n g r e s s . "SEC. 8. Each officer or agency required or authorized by this Act to promulgate regulations foi- the packaging or labeling of any con- sumer commodity, or to participate in the development of voluntary product standards with respect to any consumer commodity under 15 u s e 1454. procedures referred to in section 5(d) of this Act. shall ti-ansmit to the (^ongress each yeai" a report containing a full and complete descrip- tion of the activities of that officer or agency for the administration and enforcement of this Act during the preceding fiscal year. All agencies except the Federal Trade Commission shall submit their report in January of each year. The Federal Trade Commission shall include this report in the Commission's annual report to Congress.". Reports to Con- g r e s s and the (3) Section 3(c) of the National Labor Relations Act (49 Stat. President. 451; 29 U.S.C. 153 (c)) is hereby amended to read as follows: "(c) The Board shall at the close of each fiscal year make a report in writing to Congress and to the President stating in detail the cases it has heard, the decisions it has rendered, and an account of all moneys it has disbureed." (4) Subsection (a) of section 10 of the Small Business Act (75 Stat. 666; 15 U.S.C. 639(a)) is amended by striking out "calendar" in the first and second sentences and inserting in lieu thereof "fiscal", and by striking out the comma after "involved" in the fourth sentence and all that follows to the end of the subsection and inserting in lieu thereof a period. (5) Subsection (b) of section 10 of the Small Business Act (75 Stat. 666; 15 U.S.C. 639(b)) is amended by striking out "on Decem- ber 31 of each year" and inserting in lieu thereof "as soon as practicable each fiscal year". Approved January 2, 1975. Public Law 93-609 January 2, 1975 AN A C T [H. R.15173] To extend until .Januar.v 31, 1976 the authority of tlie National Commission for the Review of Federal and State Laws on AViretapping and Electronic Surveil- lance, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe United States of America in Congress assembled^ That section 804(h) Streets Act of of the Omnibus Crime Control and Safe Streets Act of 1968, as 1968, amend- amended (82 Stat. 197; 18 U.S.C. 2510 note), is further amended by ments. sti'iking out "within the two-year period following the effective date of this subsection." and inserting in lieu thereof "on or before Janu- ary 31, 1976.".