Reorganization Plan No. II, Prepared by the President and transmitted to the Senate and the House of Representatives in Congress assembled, May 9, 1939, pursuant to the provisions of the Reorganization Act of 1939, approved April 3, 1939

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Summary

The Bureau of Fisheries in the Department of Commerce and its functions are transferred to the Department of the Interior. The functions of the Secretary of Commerce relating to the protection of fur seals and other fur-bearing animals, to the supervision of the Pribilof Islands and the care of the natives thereof, and to the Whaling Treaty Act, are hereby transferred to, and shall be exercised by, the Secretary of the Interior. The Bureau of Biological Survey in the Department of Agriculture and its functions are hereby transferred to the Department of the Interior. The functions of the Secretary of Agriculture relating to the conservation of wild life, game, and migratory birds are hereby transferred to the Secretary of the Interior. The Secretary of the Interior shall be chairman of the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission.

Subject

  • United States Dept. of Agriculture Bureau of Biological Survey
  • United States Bureau of Fisheries
  • Migratory Bird Conservation Commission
  • United States Dept. of Agriculture
  • United States Dept. of the Interior
  • Whaling Treaty Act

Category

Smithsonian Legal Documents

Legal document information

  • 53 Stat. 1431
  • Title 05, Government Organization and Employees
  • Reorganization plan

Citation information

Statutes at Large

Contained within

53 Stat. 1431 (1939); Reorg. Plan No. 2 (Book)

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

  • 1939
  • 05/09/1939

Topic

  • Emigration and immigration
  • Animals
  • Habitat conservation
  • Wildlife
  • Fishes
  • Whales
  • United States. Dept. of Commerce
  • Reorganization
  • Migrations
  • Birds
  • Administrative agencies
  • Seals (Animals)
  • Administrative agencies--Reorganization
  • Birds--Migration
  • Wildlife conservation

Place

Pribilof Islands (Alaska)

Form/Genre

Reorganization plan

Physical description

Number of pages: 6; Page Numbers: 1431-36

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