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tion over office and industrial furniture, household furniture and miscellaneous furnishings, accounting and reproduction machinery, fine and coarse paper, paper products, office and engineering supplies. (d) The Drugs and Medical Sales Division, which has jurisdiction over drugs, medicines, toiletries, cosmetics, surgical, professional, scientific, hospital and laboratory supplies and equipment. (e) Textiles, Apparel and Footwear Sales Division, which has jurisdiction over textile fabrics and products, clothing and apparel, and all types of footwear.

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(ii) The Commodity Sales Divisions in Sales Group II are: (a) The Industrial Machinery and Equipment Sales Division, which has jurisdiction over electrical, steam and hydraulic equipment, internal combustion engines, metals processing equipment, materials handling, chemical, heat treating, and special industrial equipment. (b) The Materials and Supplies Sales Division, which has jurisdiction over chemicals, construction materials, fuels and lubricants, leather, fibres, paints, varnishes, lacquers and miscellaneous service supplies and equipment. (c) The Metal Working Equipment Sales Division, which has jurisdiction over machine tools, metal forming, cutting, testing and measuring equipment, abrasives, bearings, and cutting tools. (d) The Metal Sales Division, which has jurisdiction over iron and steel, non-ferrous metals, valves and fittings.

(b) Authority. The authority to perform such functions is assigned to the Deputy Administrator for General Disposal, who is authorized to redelegate to subordinate officials such part of that authority as he deems necessary. He is specifically authorized to award and execute contracts, documents, and other instruments necessary to carry out the functions of his office and approve final settlement of such claims on sales memoranda or contracts as may be deemed appropriate under "equitable adjustment clauses" where contained in such instruments.

88401.13 Office of Real Property Disposal-(a) Organization and functions. The Office of Real Property Disposal coordinates and directs all activities of the War Assets Administration as required for the assumption of custody, protection, maintenance, and disposal of real property declared as surplus to that agency.

(1) Property Management Division. The Property Management Division develops procedures, techniques, and standards for the assumption of custody, property maintenance and protection, demolition and decontamination, and property boundary surveys and exercises technical supervision with respect to such activities.

(2) Appraisal Division. The Appraisal Division establishes standards, methods and procedures for the appraising of surplus real property and exercises technical supervision with respect to such activities.

(3) Classification Division. The Classification Division develops techniques and criteria for the classification of surplus real property and assigns such property to the appropriate division for handling.

(4) Legal Division. The Legal Division furnishes legal opinions and services as required in connection with the surplus real property disposal programs.

(5) Operations Division. The Operations Division formulates and coordinates the activities of all divisions of the office on matters pertaining to organization, procedures, technical manuals, reports, and related subjects.

(6) Other Divisions. The Airports, Industrial, Institutional, and Urban and Rural Divisions develop programs procedures and techniques for the disposal of surplus real property as assigned to such divisions for such purposes and exercise technical supervision with respect to such activities.

(b) Authority. The authority to perform such functions outlined is assigned to the Deputy Administrator for Real Property Disposal who is further authorized to redelegate to subordinate officials such part of that authority as he deems necessary. He is specifically authorized (1) to execute, acknowledge and deliver any deed, lease, permit, contract, receipt, bill of sale, or other instruments in writing in connection with the care, handling, and disposal of surplus real property, or personal property assigned for disposition with real property, located within the United States, its territories and possessions, (2) to accept any notes, bonds, mortgages, deeds of trust, or other security instruments taken as consideration in whole or in part for the disposition of such surplus real or personal property, and (3) to do or perform any

other act necessary to effect the transfer of title to any such surplus real or personal property located as above provided; all pursuant to the provisions of the Surplus Property Act 1944, as amended; Executive Order 9689; Part 8301 (Reg. 1, 11 F.R. 7970) of this chapter; and Surplus Property Administration General Amendment of January 5, 1946 (11 F.R. 408).

§ 8401.14 Office of Information and Advertising—(a) Organization and functions. The Office of Information and Advertising supervises, directs, and coordinates all information and advertising activities of the War Assets Administration.

(1) Information Division. The Information Division assures that complete information regarding the surplus property disposal program is made available to all concerned.

(2) Advertising Division. The Advertising Division develops and initiates advertising policies as required to stimulate buying and otherwise facilitate the prompt and economical disposal of surplus property consistent with statutory requirements for wide public notice and opportunity to buy.

(b) Authority. The authority to perform such functions is assigned to the Deputy Administrator for Information and Advertising who is authorized to redelegate to subordinate officials such part of that authority as he deems necessary. He is authorized to award and execute contracts, documents, and other instruments necessary to carry out the function of his office, to execute the certificate required by the act of March 3, 1905 (33 Stat. 1213; 44 U. S. C. 118) as to the necessity for the use of illustrations, engravings, or photographs in connection with the transaction of business; and to order, against contracts currently in force, the publication in newspapers of notices and proposals relating to the disposal of surplus property.

' § 8401.15 Addresses-(a) The War Assets Administration, Railroad Retirement Building, Washington 25, D. C. (1) Office of the Administrator, Room 5004; (2) Deputy Administrator for Field Operations, Room 4008; (3) Deputy Administrator for Legislative and Liaison, Room 5060; (4) Deputy Administrator for Plans and Policies, Room 5106; (5) Deputy Administrator for Liaison with Owning Agencies, Room 5034; (6) General Counsel, Room 5050; (7) Deputy Ad

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§ 8402.1 Scope. This part sets forth the field organization of the War Assets Administration, showing the cities in which regional, district, zone, and veterans certifying offices are located, and outlining the functions and authority of each of these types of field offices. There are two types of regional offices: The first type has jurisdiction over the disposal of personal property including capital and producer goods, consumer goods, aircraft and aircraft parts and components; the second of which has jurisdiction over the disposal of surplus real property.

§ 8402.2 Regional offices, personal property-(a) Location. The regional offices having jurisdiction over the disposal of personal property are located in the following cities: Atlanta, Ga.; Birmingham, Ala.; Boston, Mass.; Charlotte, N. C.; Chicago, Ill.; Cincinnati, O.; Cleveland, O.; Dallas, Tex.; Denver, Colo.; Detroit, Mich.; Fort Worth, Tex.; Helena, Montana; Houston, Tex.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Kansas City, Mo.; Little Rock, Ark.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Louis

ville, Ky.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Nashville, Tenn.; New Orleans, La.; New York, N. Y.; Tulsa, Okla.; Omaha, Neb.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Portland, Oregon; Richmond, Va.; St. Louis, Mo.; Salt Lake City, Utah; San Antonio, Tex.; San Francisco, Calif.; Seattle, Wash.; Spokane, Wash.

(b) Functions. These regional offices under the direction of a regional director, administer all activities of the War Assets Administration within the area of jurisdiction assigned to each, in accordance with the Surplus Property Act as amended, and regulations, directives and orders issued pursuant thereto in accordance with instructions and procedures issued by the Washington office. In general, the regional office organization and its assignment of functions follows the same basic pattern of that described for the Washington office in Part 8401 of this chapter.

(c) Authority. In general, regional directors are authorized to exercise wide authority and responsibility with respect to the administration of the War Assets Administration program within their assigned region without reference to the Washington office except as might be specifically provided for in the War Assets Administration regulations and procedures; and they are further authorized to redelegate to subordinate officials such part of that authority as they deem necessary for effective administration. They are specifically authorized to award and execute contracts, documents, and other instruments necessary to effectuate the disposal of surplus property in accordance with applicable instructions as issued by the Washington office; approve and make refunds and price adjustments without limitation as to amount in cases involving payment received in error, return of deposits to unsuccessful bidders, errors in computation and other overpayment not involving legal questions or controversial facts; approve and make adjustment of claims, up to $2,000 in the instance of any one sales contract, as may be authorized by and warranted under either express warranties or so called "equitable adjustment clauses" contained in conditions of sale in sales memoranda and contracts; administer and conduct all personnel actions with respect to officers, employees, or applicants for employment within their respective regions involving positions below the level of division chief ex

cept those relating to suspensions from duty or separations from the service for cause; order or approve irregular or occasional overtime duty in excess of a 40 hour administrative work week; administer oaths as required by law in connection with employment; appoint Efficiency Rating Committees; execute the certificate as required by the act of March 3, 1905 (33 Stat. 1213; 44-U. S. C. 118) as to the necessity for the use of illustrations, engravings, or photographs in connection with the transaction of revisions; to order against contracts currently in force at the time of issuance, the publication in newspapers or advertisements, notices and proposals relating to the disposal of surplus property pursuant to the provisions of section 3828 of the Revised Statutes (44 U. S. C. 324); execute the certificate covering the use of the telephone for official long distance telephone calls as required under section 4 of the act approved May 10, 1939. (53 Stat. 738; 31 U. S. C. 680a).

§ 8402.3 Regional offices for real property disposal-(a) Location. The regional offices having jurisdiction over real property disposal are located in the following cities: Birmingham, Ala.; Boston, Mass.; Chicago, Ill.; Cleveland, O.; Dallas, Tex.; Kansas City, Mo.; Los Angeles, Calif.; New York, N. Y.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Portland, Ore.; Richmond, Va.; San Francisco, Calif.; St. Louis, Mo.

(b) Functions. Under the supervision of the Deputy Regional Director for Real Property Disposal, these regional offices supervise, coordinate and direct all activities within the area of their jurisdiction in connection with the acquisition, management, and disposal of surplus real property and the acquisition of office and warehouse space required for War Assets Administration operations in accordance with the Surplus Property Act, as amended and orders, regulations, and directives issued thereunder, in accordance with the instructions and procedures prescribed by the Washington office.

(c) Authority. In general, the deputy regional directors for real property disposal are authorized to perform the functions as indicated above and are further authorized to redelegate to subordinate officials such part of that authority as they deem necessary. Specifically they are authorized to execute, acknowledge and deliver any deed, lease, permit, con

tract, receipt, bill of sale, or other instruments in writing in connection with the care, handling, and disposal of surplus real property, or personal property assigned for disposition with real property, located within their area of jurisdiction, to accept any notes, bonds, mortgages, deeds of trust, or other security instruments taken as consideration in whole or in part for the disposition of such surplus real or personal property; and to do or perform any other act necessary to effect the transfer of title to any such surplus real personal property 10cated as above provided; all pursuant to the provisions of the Surplus Property Act of 1944, as amended, Executive Order 9639; Part 8301 of this chapter; and Surplus Property Administration General Amendment of January 5, 1946 (Note to this chapter, supra). They are specifically authorized to administer and conduct all personnel actions with respect to officers, employees, or applicants for employment within their respective regions involving positions below the level of division chief except those relating to suspensions from duty or separations from the service for cause; order or approve irregular or occasional overtime duty in excess of a 40 hour administrative work week; administer oaths as required by law in connection with employment; appoint Efficiency Rating Committees; execute the certificate as required by the act of March 3, 1905 or photographs in connection with the transaction of revisions; to order against contracts currently in force at the time of issuance, the publication in newspapers or advertisements, notices and proposals relating to the disposal of surplus property pursuant to the provisions of section 3828 of the Revised Statutes; execute the certificate covering the use of the telephone for official long distance calls as required under section 4g of the act approved May 10, 1939; award and execute contracts, documents and other instruments necessary to effectuate the disposal of surplus property in accordance with applicable instructions as issued by the Washington office; approve and make refunds and price adjustments without limitations as to amount in cases involving payment received in error, return of deposits to unsuccessful bidders, errors in computation and other overpayment not involving legal questions or controversial facts; approve and make adjustment of claims, up to $2,000 in the

instance of any one sales contract, as may be authorized by and warranted under either express warranties or so called "equitable adjustment clauses" contained in conditions of sale in sales memoranda and contracts.

§ 8402.4 District offices—(a) Location. The District Offices are located in the following cities: Portland, Maine; Montpelier, Vt.; Manchester, N. H.; Hartford, Conn.; Providence, R. I.; Newark, N. J.; Baltimore, Md.; Washington, D. C.; Charleston, W. Va.; Columbia, S. C.; Jackson, Miss.; Indianapolis, Ind.; Milwaukee, Wis.; Des Moines, Io.; Wichita, Kan.; Sioux Falls, S. D.; Fargo, N. D.; Cheyenne, Wy.; Albuquerque, N. M.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Boise, Idaho; Reno, Nev.; Wilmington, Del.

(b) Functions. In general, district offices, under the supervision of district directors, represent the War Assets Administration in all matters relating to the surplus property disposal program within their areas of jurisdiction, with particular respect to the dissemination of information, disposal of personal property, certification of veterans, liaison with owning agencies, and priority claimants, and other interested parties in accordance with instructions and procedures prescribed by the Washington office and the appropriate regional director.

(c) Authority. District directors are authorized to perform such functions as are assigned to them and to redelegate to subordinate officials that part of such authority as they deem necessary.

§ 8402.5 Veterans certification offices-(a) Location. Veterans certification offices are located in the following cities: Birmingham, Ala.; Phoenix, Ariz.; Fresno, Calif.; Redding, Calif.; Sacramento, Calif.; Salinas, Calif.; San Diego, Calif.; San Francisco, Calif.; Stockton, Calif.; Denver, Colo.; Hartford, Conn.; New Haven, Conn.; Wilmington, Del.; Washington, D. C.; Jacksonville, Fla.; Miami, Fla.; Orlando, Fla.; Pensacola, Fla.; Tallahassee, Fla.; Tampa, Fla.; Atlanta, Ga.; Boise, Idaho; Chicago, Ill.; Decatur, Ill.; Peoria, Ill.; Rockford, Ill.; Evansville, Ind.; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Indianapolis, Ind.; South Bend, Ind.; Davenport, Iowa; Des Moines, Iowa; Leavenworth, Kans.; Wichita, Kans.; Louisville, Ky.; New Orleans, La.; Portland, Me.; Baltimore, Md.; Boston, Mass,; Lowell,

Mass.; Springfield, Mass.; Worcester, Mass.; Grand Rapids, Mich.; Jackson, Mich.; Pontiac, Mich.; Saginaw, Mich.; Duluth, Minn.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Jackson, Miss.; Kansas City, Mo.; Billings, Mont.; Butte, Mont.; Great Falls, Montana; Missoula, Montana; Sidney, Montana; Reno, Nev.; Manchester, N. H.; Newark, N. J.; Trenton, N. J.; Albuquerque, N. M.; Albany, N. Y.; Brooklyn, N. Y.; Buffalo, N. Y.; New York, N. Y.; Rochester, N. Y.; Syracuse, N. Y.; Utica, N. Y.; Charlotte, N. C.; Raleigh, N. C.; Fargo, N. D.; Akron, Ohio; Canton, Ohio; Cleveland, Ohio; Toledo, Ohio; Youngstown, Ohio; Cincinnati, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; Dayton, Ohio; Oklahoma City, Okla.; Tulsa, Okla.; Portland, Ore.; Allentown, Pa.; Erie, Pa.; Harrisburg, Pa.; Philadelphia, Pa.; Pittsburgh, Pa.; Reading, Pa.; Scranton, Pa.; Providence, R. I.; Columbia, S. C.; Greenville, S. C.; Sioux Falls, S. D.; Chattanooga, Tenn.; Memphis, Tenn.; Nashville Tenn.; Dallas, Tex.; El Paso, Tex.; Ft. Worth, Tex.; Houston, Tex.; Texarkana, Tex.; Salt Lake City, Utah; Montpelier, Vt.; Norfolk, Va.; Richmond, Va.; Roanoke, Va.; Seattle, Wash.; Tacoma, Wash., Charleston, W. Va.; Eau Claire, Wis.; Green Bay, Wis.; Madison, Wis.; Milwaukee, Wis.; Wausau, Wis.; Casper, Wyo.

(b) Functions. Under the supervision of an office manager, veterans certification offices consult and advise veterans regarding the availability of surplus property and other related material and Issue veterans priority certificates in accordance with established War Assets Administration regulations, instructions, and procedures.

(c) Authority. Office managers are authorized to perform functions outlined herein and to redelegate to subordinate officials that part of such authority as they deem necessary.

§ 8402.6 Site sales projects—(a) Location. Approximately 500 site sales projects are either now in operation or are scheduled to be opened within the next twelve months at various locations throughout the continental United States. Notification as to the location of any specific site is given or will be given through public advertising, newspaper advertising or other media at the time such project opens.

(b) Functions. Either under the direct supervision or control of War Assets Administration regional office personnel or

under contractual arrangements with private merchandising agencies, the site sales organization disposes of all classes of surplus capital and producer goods and consumer goods to all types of purchasers, making sales from the site where the property is actually located, and providing at the site facilities for the pre-inspection of property, sales, collection of funds, extension of credit, servicing of priority claimants, and delivery of property to purchasers.

(c) Authority. Site sale project supervisors (field directors or site sales managers) are authorized to perform all functions necessary in connection with the site sale program and to redelegate to subordinate officials such part of that authority as they deem necessary.

§ 8402.7 Zone offices-(a) Location and area of jurisdiction. Zone offices, exercising supervision over the regional offices indicated for each are located in the following cities: (1) Philadelphia, Pa., supervising the Boston, Mass., New York, N. Y., Philadelphia, Pa., and Richmond, Va. regional offices; (2) Atlanta, Ga., supervising the Atlanta, Ga., Charlotte, N. C., Jacksonville, Fla., Nashville, Tenn., and Birmingham, Ala., regional offices; (3) Chicago, Ill., supervising the Cincinnati, O., Chicago, Ill., Cleveland, O., Detroit, Mich., Louisville, Ky., and Minneapolis, Minn. regional offices; (4) Kansas City, Mo., supervising the Kansas City, Mo., Denver, Colo., St. Louis, Mo., and Omaha, Nebr., regional offices; (5) Dallas, Tex., supervising the Ft. Worth, Tex., Dallas, Tex., Houston, Tex., San Antonio, Tex., New Orleans, La., Little Rock, Ark., and Oklahoma City, Okla. regional offices; (6) San Francisco, Calif., supervising the Los Angeles, Calif., San Francisco, Calif., Portland, Oreg., Seattle, Wash., Spokane, Wash., Helena, Mont., Salt Lake City, Utah regional offices.

(b) Functions. Under the supervision of a zone administrator, zone offices are responsible for administrative supervision of the regional offices within the territory assigned on matters which would ordinarily concern the Administrator; are responsible for the efficient management of the operations and activities within the zone and for the determination of the adequacy and suitability of personnel and facilities; serve as liaison in maintaining assistance from ap

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