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CHAPTER XXI-OFFICE OF TEMPORARY CONTROLS, OFFICE OF WAR MOBILIZATION AND RECONVERSION

N. B.: Dates appearing in the citations of source of documents codified in this chapter, such as dates of issuance, approval, or effectiveness, are obtained from the original document. For general statutory provisions governing effective dates, validity, and constructive notice see section 7 of the Federal Register Act (49 Stat. 502; 44 U.S.C. 307) and sections 3 and 4 of the Administrative Procedure Act (60 Stat. 238; 5 U.S.C., Sup., 1002, 1003).

NOTE: With certain exceptions, the functions of the Director of War Mobilization and Reconversion were vested in the Administrator of the Office of Temporary Controls, by Executive Order 9809, Dec. 12, 1946, Title 3, supra.

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8102 Limitations on Federal construction. [Added] Administrative Procedure Act requirements.

8103

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ABBREVIATIONS: The following abbreviations are used in this chapter:

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ferred until the fourth quarter of fiscal year 1947 (i. e., started on or after April 1, 1947).

No project should be considered nondeferrable at the present time unless:

(a) It must be begun in the immediate future to safeguard or maintain health, safety, or essential services, or

(b) It will contribute significantly to the alleviation of the critical national housing shortage, or

(c) It is indispensable for the continuation of top priority military research and development projects, or

(d) It is clearly necessary to begin construction in the near future to prevent serious depletion or destruction of natural resources where the estimated dollar value of the annual loss which would be sustained if the construction were not to go forward would exceed 25% of the total construction expenditure in fiscal year 1947, or

(e) It will clearly result in a substantial increase above the levels otherwise obtainable, in the supply and distribution of critical materials, fuel, power, or commodities in the calendar years 1947 or 1948. For purposes of this paragraph no increase is considered substantial unless the estimated value of the increased supply will be equal to or in excess of 50% of the total construction cost to be expended in fiscal year 1947.

However, no project falling into one of the aforementioned five categories of generally non-deferrable projects will be considered non-deferrable unless further:

(f) The need for the proposed construction cannot be met temporarily during the fiscal year 1947 by continued use of an existing facility or by some temporary arrangement involving relatively little or no expenditure of funds or resources for construction. For example, a project should be considered deferrable if the need can be met by the conversion or use of existing facilities, renting privately owned facilities, pr facilities owned by another government agency; joint use of Army-Navy facilities; rehabilitation and use, in the Continental United States and overseas, of abandoned or partly used military facilities; or requisition of enemy owned facilities. Furthermore, no new project can be started if it is intended only to replace an existing facility which is:

(1) Less advantageously located than the proposed new construction, or

(2) Inadequate in size or design as compared with the proposed replacement, or

(3) Old or near obsolescence.

(g) The need for the proposed construction cannot be eliminated or postponed. For example, where it is possible to transfer activities or personnel to areas where facilities are available without new construction, or where it is possible to reduce the need for new airport and/or air field facilities by rearranging air transport routes, such rearrangements should be made on a permanent or temporary basis so that the proposed construction can be postponed, or

(h) The need for the facility, although existing since 1941, has not become substantially more acute since that time. For example, construction of a new post office which has been needed since 1941 or before, but which has been deferred since 1941 due to war conditions, must be postponed until after April 1, 1947, unless the need for it has become significantly more acute due to a new factor such as the recent destruction of a post office in the same area by fire and the complete absence of any existing substitute facilities.

§ 8102.3 Submission and review of proposed programs. Upon completion of this review and no later than August 31, 1946, each executive agency must submit to the Civilian Production Administrator its program of construction projects which cannot be deferred until the fourth quarter of fiscal year 1947 (i. e., which must be started prior to April 1, 1947). At the same time each agency must also submit its revised program of construction for the entire fiscal year 1947, stating the total value of new construction expected to be put in place during fiscal year 1947 on all projects regardless of the date on which they were or will be started.

The Civilian Production Administrator will review the proposed programs in the light of the criteria set forth in § 8102.2 above (except that the National Housing Expediter will review all housing projects) for the Director of War Mobilization and Reconversion and will recommend to the Director of War Mobilization and Reconversion the projects and programs which should be allowed to start

between October 1, 1946 and March 31, 1947, inclusive. In order to simplify this review work, the Civilian Production Administrator and the National Housing Expediter as to housing are hereby authorized to issue instructions for the submission of this information, and to establish provisions for listing small projects in groups.

§ 8102.4 Authority to proceed. The Director of War Mobilization and Reconversion will review the proposed construction projects and programs of the executive agencies, together with the recommendations of the Civilian Production Administrator and the National Housing Expediter as to housing. At the direction of the Director of War Mobilization and Reconversion the Civilian Production Administrator and the National Housing Expediter as to housing will authorize each executive agency to proceed in whole or in part with its proposed program of non-deferrable construction projects to be started between October 1, 1946 and March 31, 1947, inclusive.

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PART 8103-ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE ACT REQUIREMENTS [ADDED]

§ 8103.1 Description of organization— (a) The Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion. The Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion was established by the War Mobilization and Reconversion Act of 1944 (58 Stat. 785; 50 U.S.C. App., Sup., 1651-1678). Its central organization is composed of the following units:

(1) Office of the Director.

(2) Office of the Deputy Director for Production, Stabilization and War Liquidation.

(3) Office of the Deputy Director for Fiscal Policy, Employment and Social Security.

(4) Office of the Deputy Director for Information and Reports.

(5) Office of the General Counsel. (6) Office of the Executive Assistant. (7) Advisory Board (established pursuant to section 102 of the War Mobilization and Reconversion Act of 1944).

(8) Review Committee on Deferment of Government Employees (established by Executive Order 9309).

(b) Office of Economic Stabilization. Pursuant to Executive Order 9762 (Title 3, supra) the Office of Economic Stabilization was transferred to the Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion. The Director of War Mobilization and Reconversion also serves as Economic Stabilization Director. The Economic Stabilization Board advises and consults with the Economic Stabilization Director with respect to the functions of the Office of Economic Stabilization.

(c) Established places of business. (1) The central offices of the Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion and the Office of Economic Stabilization are located in the East Wing, White House, Washington, D. C. There is no field organization.

(2) Persons seeking information or copies of reports issued by the Office of War Mobilization and Reconversion and the Office of Economic Stabilization may obtain them from the Office of the Deputy Director for Information and Reports, Lafayette Building, Washington, D. C. (58 Stat. 785; 50 U.S.C. App., Sup., 1651-1678) ([Reg., Sept. 6, 1946, effective Sept. 11, 1946, 11 F.R. 177A-924]

CHAPTER XXII-RETRAINING AND REEMPLOYMENT

ADMINISTRATION

N. B.: Dates appearing in the citations of source of documents codified in this chapter, such as dates of issuance, approval, or effectiveness, are obtained from the original document. For general statutory provisions governing effective dates, validity, and constructive notice see section 7 of the Federal Register Act (49 Stat. 502; 44 U.S.C. 307) and sections 3 and 4 of the Administrative Procedure Act (60 Stat. 238; 5 U.S.C., Sup., 1002, 1003).

ABBREVIATIONS: The following abbreviations are used in this chapter:

Code of Federal Regulations

Federal Register

Retraining and Reemployment Administration

Statutes at Large

CFR

F.R.

RRA

Stat.

Sup.

Supplement, United States Code

Supp. Supplement, Code of Federal Regulations
U.S.C. United States Code

CODIFICATION: Retraining and Reemployment Administration Order 1, Organization and Operation of Veterans' Information Service Centers, May 17, 1944, 32 CFR, 1944 Supp., Chapter XXII, was revoked by Order 3, Personal Representative of the Secretary of Labor in charge of RRA affairs, Feb. 13, 1946, 11 F.R. 1594.

Retraining and Reemployment Administration Order 2, paragraph 1, was amended to include the Department of Commerce with the agencies represented on the Advisory Council of the Retraining and Reemployment Administration, by Order 2b, Jan. 15, 1946, 11 FR. 636. Retraining and Reemployment Administration Order 2, paragraph 1, was further amended to include the United States Coast Guard with the agencies represented on the Advisory Council of the Retraining and Reemployment Administration, by Order 2c, Jan. 31, 1946,

11 F.R. 1357.

The Office of Price Administration, National Housing Agency and the War Assets Adminis tration were included among the agencies represented on the Advisory Council of the Retraining and Reemployment Administration, by Order 2d, Mar. 7, 1946, 11 F.R. 245 1Other orders issued by the Administrator during the period covered by this Supplement

are set forth below:

ORGANIZATION AND OPERATION OF COMMUNITY
ADVISORY CENTERS

1. General statement. (a) The task of reintegrating the millions of people whose lives have been disrupted by war is considered to be primarily a community responsibility. This task cannot be effectively executed without the full cooperation of all local, State, and national agencies, both civic and governmental, whose operations and programs may in any way affect the peacetime readjustment of veterans and others. The same teamwork among government, community, industry, labor, and business, which enabled use to defeat our enemies in war, must continue if we are to win our battle

for peace. Community interest and action must be basic to all planning for the reintegration of veterans and others into civilian life.

(b) All of the States have established veteran agencies to assist returning veterans, and many communities have established agencies known as Veterans Information Centers, Veterans Service Centers, Community Information Centers, etc., which assist

veterans and others in solving their many
problems in readjusting themselves. A large
number of these centers have rendered mag-
nificent service.
The purpose of this order
is to assist all communities to reach the
standards attained by outstanding commu-

nities.

services.

(c) Such centers are, for the purposes of this order, referred to as "Advisory CenCenter ters". The Community Advisory should not displace or usurp the functions of other local, State, or Federal agencies or It cannot operate without their active aid, and through its dealings with individuals, it assists and supplements their efforts. It should also help in mobilizing all resources of the community that are of assisting veterans and others in readjustment problems.

Where practicable, the Advisory

Center

should be centrally located and render onestop service, except such direct referral as may be necessary to established agencies and

services.

Each Advisory Center, where local resources permit, should provide the following services:

capable their

(1) Information. Veterans and others should be furnished accurate and up-to-theminute data on their rights and benefits, and the services available from government and community agencies.

(2) Referral service. The referral service should place the applicant in understanding contact with the agency or individual which can best meet his needs or requests.

(3) Counseling. Counseling service should be provided to the extent that the applicant is enabled to understand his problems in the light of his background and abilities, and arrive at a logical and sound decision as to his general course of action. For example, a returned veteran may not have decided whether to return to full-time education, take an apprentice training course, or take a regular full-time job. Once he reaches a decision as to which course he will take, he should be referred to a qualified establishment or individual so that he may receive competent attention from a man in the field he has chosen. Counseling should include educational, vocational, financial, personal-social, and such other similar service as may be required in the particular community.

(4) Clearing-house functions. The operation of a center gives its staff and the committee in charge a direct and continuing opportunity to observe any gaps, overlapping, or lack of coordination in the services that the various agencies render locally to individuals. Accordingly, the committee should act as a clearing-house through which all resources in the community can be coordinated, through mutual consent, so that all reasonable needs of applicants may be met most efficiently and with the least possible delay.

2. By copy of this order, the Governor of each State; the Governors of Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Alaska, and Virgin Islands; and the Board of Commissioners, District of Columbia, are urged to take the following action:

(a) To establish or implement a state governmental agency to stimulate and encourage communities in the establishment of Advisory Centers throughout the State, wherever the local situation may require such a center, as a means of counseling and dispensing general information pertaining to the rights and benefits of veterans and others. The service rendered by the Advisory Centers should not interfere with or preclude the counseling and dispensing of information to veterans and others by the various Federal agencies in the execution of their legal functions.

(b) To charge the State agency with the responsibility of obtaining the cooperation of all State-wide agencies which have functions and operations that may affect the efficient operation of Community Advisory Centers.

(c) To provide in the organization of the State agency for full participation of all interested organizations and agencies that may

be of help in providing assistance and guidance to veterans and others.

(d) To authorize the State agency to take such measures as may be necessary to insure that Community Advisory Centers provide such information and counseling service to veterans and others as is not furnished by Federal and local agencies in the execution of their legal functions.

(e) To designate the State agency, and Community Advisory Centers, by appropriate names, such as State Advisory Center Committee, State Veterans Service Committee, Veterans Information Centers, Veterans Service Centers, Community Advisory Centers, Retraining and Reemployment Advisory Centers, or otherwise, in accordance with the laws and customs within the State and communities concerned.

3. Federal cooperation with the Community Advisory Center Program. (a) All Federal agencies subject to the jurisdiction of the Retraining and Reemployment Administration will cooperate with State and local agencies in the establishment and operation of community advisory centers through the following action:

(1) Represent, at the request of the State governments, the Federal government on State bodies dealing with the readjustment of veterans.

(2) Direct their organizations to lend assistance, in the form of personnel, data, and other aid, upon the request of community advisory centers.

(b) To improve service rendered to veterans and others, and to expand Federal cooperation with the State Advisory Center program, cooperation between the field representatives of Federal agencies administering programs affecting veterans' rights, benefits, and services, through the establishment of formal committees or otherwise, is encouraged.

(c) Federal agencies will dispense information, counsel individuals, and make such determinations as they are directed to do by

law.

(1) A Federal agency should refer an individual with a problem outside its own scope to an established advisory center if the problem is not sufficiently well defined to make direct referral to another agency logical.

4. The Administrator of Veterans' Affairs concurs in principle with the provisions of this order insofar as they affect the operations of offices of the Veterans' Administration and is issuing separate instructions with a view to effecting close cooperation of officials of the Veterans' Administration with State and community agencies.

5. The Army, Navy, and Coast Guard will continue to advise and instruct personnel prior to and at the time of discharge in accordance with programs initiated pursuant to RRA Order No. 1.

6. Retraining and Reemployment Administration Order No. 1 (32 CFR, 1944 Supp.,

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