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Jeremy Marshall, Bridgeport District Ranger. [FR Doc. 2016–29067 Filed 12–2–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Office of Inspector General Succession, Delegations of Authority, and Signature Authorities, No. IG– 1313, Change 8 Office of Inspector General, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: On November 9, 2016, USDA Inspector General Phyllis K. Fong, pursuant to authority vested in her by the Federal Vacancies Reform Act (5 U.S.C. 3345–3349d) and the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended (5 U.S.C. app. 3), issued IG–1313, Change 8, Succession, Delegations of Authority, and Signature Authorities. This directive is a revised succession order and reflects delegations of authority for the Office of Inspector General. This directive has been revised to update the lines of succession and delegation, and to clarify procedures to be followed in the event the Office of Inspector General (OIG) headquarters must be relocated. This directive provides guidance on the transfer of functions and duties of the Inspector General (IG), as well as other OIG central management functions, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05DEN1.SGM 05DEN1 87532 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 233 / Monday, December 5, 2016 / Notices regardless of what events necessitate such transfer. DATES: November 29, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christy Slamowitz, Counsel to the Inspector General, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 441–E, Washington, DC 20250–2308, Telephone: (202) 720– 9110. The OIG proposes revising the succession and delegations of authority for OIG by publishing a detailed sequence of succession within the Washington, DC, headquarters, followed by a detailed sequence of succession by region and position. This action is taken pursuant to authority vested in the Inspector General by the Federal Vacancies Reform Act (5 U.S.C. 3345–3349d) and the Inspector General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. app. 3). For the reasons stated in the preamble, IG–1313, Change 8, Succession, Delegations of Authority, and Signature Authorities, has been revised to give notice of a delegation of authority and the line of succession from the Inspector General as follows: I. Pursuant to authority vested in me by the Federal Vacancies Reform Act (5 U.S.C. 3345–3349d) and the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended (5 U.S.C. app. 3), during any period in which the Inspector General (IG), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), resigns, dies, or is otherwise unable to perform the functions and duties of the office, and unless the President shall designate another officer to perform the functions and duties of the position, the Deputy IG, as the designated first assistant to the IG, shall temporarily perform the IG’s functions and duties in an acting capacity, pursuant to and subject to the Federal Vacancies Reform Act (5 U.S.C. 3345– 3349d). In the absence of the IG and Deputy IG, the officials designated below, in the order listed, shall become the acting Deputy IG and so shall temporarily perform the functions and duties of the IG. This order may be changed by a delegation in writing from the IG, or by the Deputy IG while acting in the absence of the IG: 1. Assistant IG for Audit (AIG/A); 2. Assistant IG for Investigations (AIG/I); 3. Assistant IG for Management (AIG/ M); 4. Assistant IG for Data Sciences (AIG/ DS); 5. Counsel to the IG; 6. Deputy Assistant IG for Audit (DAIG/A), by seniority; sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:12 Dec 02, 2016 Jkt 241001 7. Deputy Assistant IG for Investigations (DAIG/I); The following officials for the listed locations in the following order: 8. Audit Directors, by seniority, then Investigations Director, Technical Crimes Division—Kansas City, Missouri; 9. Special Agent-in-Charge (SAC)— Temple, Texas; 10. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Office of Inspector General


Succession, Delegations of Authority, and Signature Authorities, 
No. IG-1313, Change 8

AGENCY: Office of Inspector General, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: On November 9, 2016, USDA Inspector General Phyllis K. Fong, 
pursuant to authority vested in her by the Federal Vacancies Reform Act 
(5 U.S.C. 3345-3349d) and the Inspector General Act of 1978, as amended 
(5 U.S.C. app. 3), issued IG-1313, Change 8, Succession, Delegations of 
Authority, and Signature Authorities. This directive is a revised 
succession order and reflects delegations of authority for the Office 
of Inspector General. This directive has been revised to update the 
lines of succession and delegation, and to clarify procedures to be 
followed in the event the Office of Inspector General (OIG) 
headquarters must be relocated. This directive provides guidance on the 
transfer of functions and duties of the Inspector General (IG), as well 
as other OIG central management functions,

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regardless of what events necessitate such transfer.

DATES: November 29, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christy Slamowitz, Counsel to the 
Inspector General, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence 
Avenue SW., Room 441-E, Washington, DC 20250-2308, Telephone: (202) 
720-9110.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The OIG proposes revising the succession and 
delegations of authority for OIG by publishing a detailed sequence of 
succession within the Washington, DC, headquarters, followed by a 
detailed sequence of succession by region and position. This action is 
taken pursuant to authority vested in the Inspector General by the 
Federal Vacancies Reform Act (5 U.S.C. 3345-3349d) and the Inspector 
General Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. app. 3).
    For the reasons stated in the preamble, IG-1313, Change 8, 
Succession, Delegations of Authority, and Signature Authorities, has 
been revised to give notice of a delegation of authority and the line 
of succession from the Inspector General as follows:
    I. Pursuant to authority vested in me by the Federal Vacancies 
Reform Act (5 U.S.C. 3345-3349d) and the Inspector General Act of 1978, 
as amended (5 U.S.C. app. 3), during any period in which the Inspector 
General (IG), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), resigns, 
dies, or is otherwise unable to perform the functions and duties of the 
office, and unless the President shall designate another officer to 
perform the functions and duties of the position, the Deputy IG, as the 
designated first assistant to the IG, shall temporarily perform the 
IG's functions and duties in an acting capacity, pursuant to and 
subject to the Federal Vacancies Reform Act (5 U.S.C. 3345-3349d). In 
the absence of the IG and Deputy IG, the officials designated below, in 
the order listed, shall become the acting Deputy IG and so shall 
temporarily perform the functions and duties of the IG. This order may 
be changed by a delegation in writing from the IG, or by the Deputy IG 
while acting in the absence of the IG:
    1. Assistant IG for Audit (AIG/A);
    2. Assistant IG for Investigations (AIG/I);
    3. Assistant IG for Management (AIG/M);
    4. Assistant IG for Data Sciences (AIG/DS);
    5. Counsel to the IG;
    6. Deputy Assistant IG for Audit (DAIG/A), by seniority;
    7. Deputy Assistant IG for Investigations (DAIG/I);
    The following officials for the listed locations in the following 
order:
    8. Audit Directors, by seniority, then Investigations Director, 
Technical Crimes Division--Kansas City, Missouri;
    9. Special Agent-in-Charge (SAC)--Temple, Texas;
    10. Audit Director--Beltsville, Maryland;
    11. SAC--New York, New York;
    12. Audit Director, then SAC--Oakland, California;
    13. Audit Director, then SAC--Atlanta, Georgia;
    14. Audit Director, then SAC--Chicago, Illinois;
    15. Director, Office of Compliance and Integrity; or
    16. Director, Office of Diversity and Conflict Resolution.
    II. For purposes of this order of succession, a designated official 
is a person holding a permanent appointment to the position. Persons 
filling positions in an acting capacity do not substitute for officials 
holding a permanent appointment to a position. If a position is vacant 
or an official occupying the position on a permanent basis is absent or 
unavailable, authority passes to the next available official occupying 
a position in the order of succession.
    III. This delegation is not in derogation of any authority residing 
in the above officials relating to the operation of their respective 
programs, nor does it affect the validity of any delegations currently 
in force and effect and not specifically cited as revoked or revised 
herein.
    IV. The authorities delegated herein may not be redelegated.

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 3345-3349d; 5 U.S.C. app. 3.

    Dated: November 29, 2016.
Phyllis K. Fong,
Inspector General.
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