U.S. Code, Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works

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§ 289. Buildings for Departments; Control of Space; Compensation

     The control of assignment of space in the buildings authorized by the Act of February 27, 1929, chapter 354, section 5, 45 Statutes 1342, shall be vested in the Administrator of General Services. Compensation for such occupancy, space, and facilities as are utilized by the Mayor of the District of Columbia shall be on a rental basis on terms to be fixed by a board consisting of the Administrator of General Services and the Mayor of the District of Columbia.

(Feb. 27, 1929, ch. 354, § 6, 45 Stat. 1343; Ex. Ord. 6166, §§ 1, 2, eff. June 10, 1933; Mar. 2, 1934, ch. 38, § 1, 48 Stat. 389; 1939 Reorg. Plan No. I, §§ 301, 303, eff. July 1, 1939, 4 F.R. 2729, 53 Stat. 1427; June 30, 1949, ch. 288, title I, § 103(a), 63 Stat. 380; 1967 Reorg. Plan No. 3, §§ 401, 503(b), eff. Nov. 3, 1967, 32 F.R. 11669, 81 Stat. 951, 979; Pub. L. 93–198, title IV, § 421, Dec. 24, 1973, 87 Stat. 789.)

References in Text

     Section 5 of Act February 27, 1929, referred to in text, read as follows: "That the Director of Public Buildings and Public Parks of the National Capital be, and he is hereby, authorized and directed to acquire by purchase, condemnation, or otherwise, such sites and additions to sites, in the vicinity of United States Reservations 17B, 17C, 17D, or 113, as may be necessary, and is authorized and directed to construct, on the sites so acquired or on other land in said District belonging to the United States not needed for other purposes, the location to be subject to the approval of the National Capital Park and Planning Commission, a building or buildings of fireproof warehouse type, with approximately four hundred thousand square feet of floor space, to provide storage space and facilities and the necessary offices connected therewith, for use of the General Supply Committee of the Treasury Department, of other departments or Independent Establishments of the United States Government, and of the municipal government of the District of Columbia."

Codification

     Section is based on section 6 of act Feb. 27, 1929, which read: "That the control of assignment of space in (said building or buildings) shall be vested in the Public Buildings Commission, established by section 10 of the Act approved March 1, 1919. Compensation for such occupancy, space, and facilities as are utilized by the Commissioners of the District of Columbia shall be on a rental basis on terms to be fixed by a board consisting of the director of Public Buildings and Public Parks of the National Capital, the engineer commissioner of the District of Columbia, and the Supervising Architect of the Treasury."

     Section was formerly classified to section 289a of this title.

Transfer of Functions

     Except as otherwise provided in Reorg. Plan No. 3 of 1967, functions of Board of Commissioners of District of Columbia transferred to Commissioner of District of Columbia by section 401 of Reorg. Plan No. 3 of 1967. Office of Commissioner of District of Columbia, as established by Reorg. Plan No. 3 of 1967, abolished as of noon Jan. 2, 1975, by Pub. L. 93–198, title VII, § 711, Dec. 24, 1973, 87 Stat. 818, and replaced by office of Mayor of District of Columbia by section 421 of Pub. L. 93–198. Accordingly, "Mayor" substituted in text for "Commissioners".

     Functions of Federal Works Agency and of all agencies thereof, together with functions of Federal Works Administrator transferred to Administrator of General Services by section 103(a) of act June 30, 1949, which is classified to section 753(a) of this title. Federal Works Agency and office of Federal Works Administrator abolished by section 103(b) of act June 30, 1949.

     Control of assignment of space under this section was originally in Public Buildings Commission. Ex. Ord. No. 6166, § 2, abolished Public Buildings Commission and transferred its functions to Office of National Parks, Buildings, and Reservations in Department of the Interior. Name of Office of National Parks, Buildings, and Reservations changed to "National Park Service" by act Mar. 2, 1934. Functions of National Park Service in District of Columbia in connection with general assignment of space, etc., transferred to Public Buildings Administration, Federal Works Agency, by Reorg. Plan No. I of 1939.

     Office of Public Buildings and Public Parks of National Capital abolished and functions thereof and those of Director thereof transferred to Office of National Parks, Buildings, and Reservations of Department of the Interior by Ex. Ord. No. 6166. Name of latter office changed to "National Park Service" by act Mar. 2, 1934.

     Functions of Director of National Park Service relating to public buildings transferred to Federal Works Administrator by section 303(b) of Reorg. Plan No. 1 of 1939.

     Office of Supervising Architect of Treasury Department transferred to Public Buildings Branch of Procurement Division of Treasury Department under Ex. Ord. No. 6166, § 1. By Reorg. Plan I of 1939, Public Buildings Branch of Procurement Division of Treasury Department transferred to Public Buildings Administration, Federal Works Agency, and functions of Secretary of the Treasury relating to Public Buildings Branch of Procurement Division and to selection of location and sites for public buildings transferred to Federal Works Administrator.

Effective Date of Transfer of Functions

     Transfer of functions by act June 30, 1949, effective July 1, 1949, see section 605 of act June 30, 1949, set out as an Effective Date note under section 471 of this title.

Transfer of Space Assignment and Leasing Functions

     Transfer of space assignment and leasing functions to Administrator of General Services, see Reorg. Plan No. 18 of 1950, § 1, eff. July 1, 1950, 15 F.R. 3177, 64 Stat. 1270, set out as a note under section 490 of this title.

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Chicago: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel", "§ 289. Buildings for Departments; Control of Space; Compensation," U.S. Code, Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works in U.S. Code, Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 2002), Original Sources, accessed April 22, 2018, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D31Q7F8DIPY7B77.

MLA: "U.S. Congress, Office of the Law Revision Counsel". "§ 289. Buildings for Departments; Control of Space; Compensation." U.S. Code, Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works, in U.S. Code, Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works, Washington, D.C., Government Printing Office, 2002, Original Sources. 22 Apr. 2018. www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=D31Q7F8DIPY7B77.

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