ORDERS OF THE UNITED STATES SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR:


SECRETARIAL ORDER NO.  2902

AUTHORITY RESERVED TO THE SECRETARY OF THE
INTERIOR OR HIS DELEGATE - TRUST TERRITORY

     WHEREAS, pursuant to Articles 6 and 8 of the Trusteeship Agreement between the United States and the Security Council of the United Nations, the United States is obligated to improve and regulate the means of transportation to, from and within the Trust Territory; and
     WHEREAS, the Congress of the United States has authorized the expenditures of appropriations available for the administration of the Trust Territory for the purchase, charter, maintenance, and operating of aircraft and surface vessels for official and for commercial transportation purposes found by the Secretary of the Interior to be necessary, 43 U.S.C. (1964 Ed.) 1687;
     NOW, THEREFORE, effective upon the date of publication of this Order, the following powers and authorities are hereby reserved to the Secretary of the Interior or his specifically thereunto authorized delegate:
     1.  The power and authority, on behalf of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, to enter into contracts for the purchase, charter, maintenance, or operation of aircraft and surface vessels and for services associated therewith, and to grant franchises for such operations and services for both official and commercial transportation purposes found by the Secretary or his delegate to be useful, beneficial and necessary.
     2.  The High Commissioner of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands is designated as the authorized delegate to exercise the power and authority reserved hereunder.

/s/  KENNETH HOLUM
Acting Secretary of the Interior
Nov. 15, 1967



ORDER NO. 2902, Amendment No. 1

     WHEREAS, by Secretarial Order No. 2902, published November 22, 1967, 32 F.R. 16058, there was reserved to the Secretary of the Interior or his delegate the power and authority, on behalf of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, to enter into contracts for the purchase, charter, maintenance, or operation of aircraft and surface vessels and for services associated therewith, and to grant franchises for such operations and services for both official and commercial transportation purposes found by the Secretary or his delegate to be useful, beneficial and necessary; and

     WHEREAS, only the High Commissioner of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands was designated as the authorized delegate to exercise the power and authority reserved therein;

     NOW, THEREFORE, effective upon the signing of this Order, paragraph No. 2 of Secretarial Order No. 2902, is amended by adding a new authorized delegate as follows:

     2.  The Director, Office of Territories, or the High Commissioner of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands are designated as the authorized delegates to exercise the power and authority reserved hereunder.


/s/  STEWART L. UDALL
Secretary of the Interior
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