By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (Act of September 21, 1961, 75 Stat. 527, P.L. 87-256) and the Public Buildings Act of 1959 (73 Stat. 479), and as President of the United States, I find that the delegations set forth in this order are in the interest of the purposes expressed in the said Act of 1961 and the efficient administration of the programs undertaken pursuant to that Act and I hereby order as follows:
SECTION 1. Delegation. Functions under the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961 (hereinafter referred to as the Act) are hereby delegated to the Secretary of Commerce as follows:
(a) The functions conferred upon the President by the provisions of Section 102(a) (3) of the Act (22 U.S.C. 2452(a)(3) ) to the extent that they are in respect of participation by the United States in the New York World's Fair.
(b) Those other functions conferred upon the President by the Act which are incidental to or necessary for the performance of the functions delegated by the provisions of Section l(a) of this order, not including, however, any of the functions so conferred by the provisions of Sections 104(a), 105(c), 108(a), or 108(b) of the Act or by that part of Section 104(b) of the Act which follows the first comma therein.
SEC. 2. Cooperation. Interested departments and agencies of the Federal Government, including the Department of State, the United States Information Agency, and the National Science Foundation, are requested to cooperate with the Secretary of Commerce in planning and providing for United States participation in the New York World's Fair.
SEC. 3. Exemption. Any building constructed by the United States as a part of its participation in the fair shall not be a "public building" under the Public Buildings Act of 1959 (40 U.S.C. 601 et seq.).
SEC. 4. Waivers. (a) It is hereby determined that the performance by the Secretary of Commerce of functions delegated to him by the foregoing provisions of this order without regard to the following provisions of law or limitations of authority is in furtherance of the purposes of the Act:
(1) That part of Section 15 of the Administrative Expenses Act of 1946 (c. 744, August 2, 1946; 60 Stat. 810), as amended (5 U.S.C. 55a) which reads " (not in excess of one year) ".
(2) Section 16(a) of the Administrative Expenses Act of 1946 (c. 744, August 2, 1946; 60 Stat. 810; 5 U.S.C. 78) to the extent that it pertains to hiring automobiles and aircraft.
(3) The Civil Service Act of January 16, 1883, 22 Stat. 403, as amended (5 U.S.C. 632 et seq.) and other civil service laws.
(4) The Classification Act of 1949, as amended (5 U.S.C. 1071 et seq. ) .
(5) Section 3648 of the Revised Statutes, as amended (31 U.S.C. 529) (advance of funds).
(6) Section 322 of the Act of June 30, 1932, c. 314, 47 Stat. 412 (40 U.S.C. 278a) (maximum charges) .
(7) Section 3709 of the Revised Statutes, as amended (41 U.S.C. 5) (competitive bids) .
(8) Section 3710 of the Revised Statutes (41 U.S.C. 8) (opening of bids).
(9) Section 2 of the Act of March 3, 1933, c. 212, 47 Stat. 1520 (41 U.S.C. 10a) (Buy American Act) .
(10) Section 3735 of the Revised Statutes (41 U.S.C. 13) (contracts limited to one year) .
(11) Sections 302-305 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (June 30, 1949, c. 288, 63 Stat. 393 et seq.), as amended (41 U.S.C. 252-255) (competitive bids; negotiated contracts; advances).
(12) Section 87 of the Act of January 12, 1895, c. 23, 28 Stat. 622, and the second proviso of Section 11 of the Act of March 1, 1919, c. 86, 40 Stat. 1270, as amended (44 U.S.C. 111) to the extent that they pertain to printing by the Government Printing Office.
(13) Section 1 of the Act of June 20, 1878, c. 359, 20 Stat. 216, as amended (44 U.S.C. 322) (advertising) .
(14) Section 3828 of the Revised Statutes (44 U.S.C. 324) (advertising) .
(15) Any provision of law or limitation of authority to the extent that such provision or limitation would limit or prohibit construction of buildings by the United States on property not owned by it.
(b) It is directed (1) that all waivers of statutes and limitations of authority effected by the foregoing provisions of this section shall be utilized in a prudent manner and as sparingly as may be practical, and (2) that suitable steps shall be taken by the Department of Commerce to insure that result, including, as may be appropriate, the imposition of administrative limitations in lieu of waived statutory requirements and limitations of authority.
SEC. 5. Redelegation. The Secretary of Commerce may redelegate to any officer or agency of the Department of Commerce any function delegated to him by the provisions of this order.
JOHN F. KENNEDY
THE WHITE HOUSE,
April 17, 1962