[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 222 (Friday, November 16, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68830-68831]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-27942]


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DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


Delegation of Authority to the Principal Deputy Assistant 
Attorney General for the Civil Division

AGENCY: Department of Justice.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: On November 9, 2012, the Attorney General issued Attorney 
General Order No. 3350-2012, which delegates all of the power and 
authority of the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division to 
the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division, 
unless any such power or authority is required by law to be exercised 
by the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division personally. 
With this delegation, the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil 
Division and the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the 
Civil

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Division will each, concurrently, have the same set of delegated 
powers.

DATES: Attorney General Order No. 3350-2012 became effective November 
9, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rosemary Hart, Special Counsel, Office 
of Legal Counsel, Department of Justice, Washington, DC 20530; (202) 
514-2027.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 509, ``[a]ll functions 
of other officers of the Department of Justice and all functions of 
agencies and employees of the Department of Justice are vested in the 
Attorney General'' but for exceptions not applicable here. Pursuant to 
28 U.S.C. Sec.  510, the Attorney General has broad authority to 
``authorize[e] the performance by any other officer, employee, or 
agency of the Department of Justice of any function of the Attorney 
General.'' Various powers and authorities have been delegated to the 
Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division. See, e.g., 28 CFR 
Ch. I, Pt. 0, Subpts. I, Y, App. to Subpt. Y; 28 CFR 15.4. This most 
recent delegation ensures that the Assistant Attorney General for the 
Civil Division and the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for 
the Civil Division will each, concurrently, have the same set of 
delegated powers, thereby enhancing efficient management of Civil 
Division operations.
    The delegation order is a matter of internal Department management. 
Accordingly, the requirements under the Administrative Procedure Act 
for notice and comment and a delay in effective date are not 
applicable. See 5 U.S.C. 553. Although publication is not required, the 
Department has chosen to publish this notice to advise the public of 
this recent delegation.
    The order is not a ``significant regulatory action'' under section 
3(f) of Executive Order 12866 and accordingly it has not been reviewed 
by the Office of Management and Budget. In addition, the order will not 
have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small 
entities. See 5 U.S.C. 605(b). Nor will it have substantial direct 
effects on the states, on the relationship between the national 
government and the states, or on the distribution of power and 
responsibilities among the various levels of government. Therefore, 
this order does not have sufficient federalism implications to warrant 
the preparation of a Federalism Assessment pursuant to Executive Order 
13132.
    Attorney General Order 3350-2012 reads as follows:
    ``By virtue of the authority vested in me by law, including 28 
U.S.C. Sec. Sec.  509 and 510, I hereby delegate to the Principal 
Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division all the power 
and authority of the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division, 
unless any such power or authority is required by law to be exercised 
by the Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Division personally.''

    Dated: November 13, 2012.
Rosemary Hart,
Special Counsel.
[FR Doc. 2012-27942 Filed 11-15-12; 8:45 am]
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