US (United States) Code. Title 43. Chapter 11A: Board on geographic names

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43 USC CHAPTER 11A - BOARD ON GEOGRAPHIC NAMES 01/06/03

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TITLE 43 - PUBLIC LANDS

CHAPTER 11A - BOARD ON GEOGRAPHIC NAMES

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CHAPTER 11A - BOARD ON GEOGRAPHIC NAMES

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Sec.

364. Uniformity in geographic nomenclature and orthography;

exercise of functions of Secretary of the Interior.

364a. Board on Geographic Names; establishment and

membership; appointment and term of office.

364b. Formulation of principles, policies and procedures;

action by Secretary; recommendations of Board.

364c. Studies, investigations, and records; staff

assistance; advisory committees.

364d. Promulgation of decisions; furnishing information.

364e. Standardization of geographic names; abolition of

United States Board on Geographical Names in

Department of the Interior; transfer of duties.

364f. Application to naming of offices or establishments.

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43 USC Sec. 364 01/06/03

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Sec. 364. Uniformity in geographic nomenclature and orthography;

exercise of functions of Secretary of the Interior

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The Secretary of the Interior, hereinafter called the Secretary,

conjointly with the Board on Geographic Names, as hereinafter

provided, shall provide for uniformity in geographic nomenclature

and orthography throughout the Federal Government. The Secretary

may exercise his functions through such officials as he may

designate, except that such authority as relates to the final

approval or review of actions of the Board on Geographic Names

shall be exercised by him, or his Under or Assistant Secretaries.

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(July 25, 1947, ch. 330, Sec. 1, 61 Stat. 456.)

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TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

For transfer of functions of other officers, employees, and

agencies of Department of the Interior, with certain exceptions, to

Secretary of the Interior, with power to delegate, see Reorg. Plan

No. 3 of 1950, Secs. 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F.R. 3174, 64

Stat. 1262, set out under section 1451 of this title.

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AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS

Section 8 of act July 25, 1947, authorized appropriation of such

sums as might be necessary to carry out the purposes of this

chapter.

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43 USC Sec. 364a 01/06/03

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Sec. 364a. Board on Geographic Names; establishment and membership;

appointment and term of office

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There is established a Board on Geographic Names, hereinafter

called the Board. The membership of the Board shall include one

representative from each of the Departments of State, Defense,

Interior, Agriculture, and Commerce, and from the Government

Printing Office, the United States Postal Service, and the Library

of Congress. The Board may also include representatives from such

Federal agencies as the Secretary, upon recommendation of the

Board, shall from time to time find desirable, even though these

agencies are in the departments otherwise represented on the Board.

The members of the Board shall be appointed by the respective heads

of the departments or independent agencies that they represent.

Each member shall be appointed for a two-year term but may be

reappointed to successive terms. The members of the Board shall

serve without additional compensation. The Board shall nominate a

Chairman to be appointed by the Secretary, and shall establish such

working committees as are found desirable.

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(July 25, 1947, ch. 330, Sec. 2, 61 Stat. 456; Aug. 10, 1949, ch.

412, Sec. 4, 63 Stat. 579; Pub. L. 91-375, Secs. 4(a), 6(o), Aug.

12, 1970, 84 Stat. 773, 783.)

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AMENDMENTS

1949 - Act Aug. 10, 1949, established Department of Defense as an

Executive Department and reduced Departments of the Army, Navy, and

Air Force to status of military departments in Department of

Defense.

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CHANGE OF NAME

"United States Postal Service" substituted in text for "Post

Office Department" pursuant to Pub. L. 91-375, Secs. 4(a), 6(o),

Aug. 12, 1970, 84 Stat. 773, 783, which are set out as notes

preceding section 101 of Title 39, Postal Service, and under

section 201 of Title 39, respectively, which abolished Post Office

Department, transferred its functions to United States Postal

Service, and provided that references in other laws to Post Office

Department be considered a reference to United States Postal

Service.

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43 USC Sec. 364b 01/06/03

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Sec. 364b. Formulation of principles, policies and procedures;

action by Secretary; recommendations of Board

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The Board, subject to the approval of the Secretary, shall

formulate principles, policies, and procedures to be followed with

reference to both domestic and foreign geographic names; and shall

decide the standard names and their orthography for official use.

The principles, policies, and procedures formulated hereunder shall

be designed to serve the interests of the Federal Government and

the general public, to enlist the effective cooperation of the

Federal departments and agencies most concerned, and to give full

consideration to the specific interests of particular Federal and

State agencies. Action may be taken by the Secretary in any matter

wherein the Board does not act within a reasonable time. The Board

may make such recommendations to the Secretary as it finds

appropriate in connection with this chapter.

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(July 25, 1947, ch. 330, Sec. 3, 61 Stat. 456.)

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43 USC Sec. 364c 01/06/03

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Sec. 364c. Studies, investigations, and records; staff assistance;

advisory committees

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The Secretary shall cause such studies and investigations to be

made and such records to be kept as may be necessary or desirable

in carrying out the purposes of this chapter, and he shall provide

a place of meeting and staff assistance to the Board. The staff

shall be responsible to the Secretary, who shall prescribe its

relations to the Board and the committees of the Board. The

Secretary may establish from time to time, upon recommendation of

the Board, advisory committees of United States citizens who are

recognized experts in their respective fields to assist in the

solution of special problems arising under this chapter.

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(July 25, 1947, ch. 330, Sec. 4, 61 Stat. 456.)

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TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS

For transfer of functions of other officers, employees, and

agencies of Department of the Interior, with certain exceptions, to

Secretary of the Interior, with power to delegate, see Reorg. Plan

No. 3 of 1950, Secs. 1, 2, eff. May 24, 1950, 15 F.R. 3174, 64

Stat. 1262, set out under section 1451 of this title.

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TERMINATION OF ADVISORY COMMITTEES

Advisory committees in existence on Jan. 5, 1973, to terminate

not later than the expiration of the 2-year period following Jan.

5, 1973, unless, in the case of a committee established by the

President or an officer of the Federal Government, such committee

is renewed by appropriate action prior to the expiration of such

2-year period, or in the case of a committee established by the

Congress, its duration is otherwise provided by law. Advisory

committees established after Jan. 5, 1973, to terminate not later

than the expiration of the 2-year period beginning on the date of

their establishment, unless, in the case of a committee established

by the President or an officer of the Federal Government, such

committee is renewed by appropriate action prior to the expiration

of such 2-year period, or in the case of a committee established by

the Congress, its duration is otherwise provided by law. See

section 14 of Pub. L. 92-463, Oct. 6, 1972, 86 Stat. 776, set out

in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

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43 USC Sec. 364d 01/06/03

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Sec. 364d. Promulgation of decisions; furnishing information

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For the guidance of the Federal Government, the Secretary shall

promulgate in the name of the Board, from time to time and in such

form as will carry out the purposes of this chapter, decisions with

respect to geographic names and principles of geographic

nomenclature and orthography. The Secretary shall also furnish such

additional information with respect to geographic names as will

assist in carrying out the purposes of this chapter.

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(July 25, 1947, ch. 330, Sec. 5, 61 Stat. 457.)

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43 USC Sec. 364e 01/06/03

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Sec. 364e. Standardization of geographic names; abolition of United

States Board on Geographical Names in Department of the Interior;

transfer of duties

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With respect to geographic names the pertinent decisions and

principles issued by the Secretary shall be standard for all

material published by the Federal Government. The United States

Board on Geographical Names in the Department of the Interior

created by Executive order, is abolished, and the duties of said

Board are transferred to the Board herein created, and all

departments, bureaus, and agencies of the Federal Government shall

refer all geographic names and problems to the said Board for the

purpose of eliminating duplication of work, personnel, and

authority.

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(July 25, 1947, ch. 330, Sec. 6, 61 Stat. 457.)

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43 USC Sec. 364f 01/06/03

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Sec. 364f. Application to naming of offices or establishments

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Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as applying to the

naming of the offices or establishments of any Federal agency.

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(July 25, 1947, ch. 330, Sec. 7, 61 Stat. 457.)

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