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§ 302. —  Scope of delegation of functions.

[Laws in effect as of January 24, 2002]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 24, 2002 and December 19, 2002]
[CITE: 3USC302]

                         TITLE 3--THE PRESIDENT
Sec. 302. Scope of delegation of functions

    The authority conferred by this chapter shall apply to any function 
vested in the President by law if such law does not affirmatively 
prohibit delegation of the performance of such function as herein 
provided for, or specifically designate the officer or officers to whom 
it may be delegated. This chapter shall not be deemed to limit or 
derogate from any existing or inherent right of the President to 
delegate the performance of functions vested in him by law, and nothing 
herein shall be deemed to require express authorization in any case in 
which such an official would be presumed in law to have acted by 
authority or direction of the President.

(Added Oct. 31, 1951, ch. 655, Sec. 10, 65 Stat. 712.)

                Similar Provisions; Repeal; Saving Clause

    For similar provisions contained in prior law, and saving clause in 
connection therewith, see note preceding section 301 of this title.

                  Section Referred to in Other Sections

    This section is referred to in title 31 section 1537.