Executive Order 12328 -- Federal Employees Contracting or Trading With Indians

October 8, 1981

By the authority vested in me as President of the United States of America by Section 437(b) of Title 18 of the United States Code (94 Stat. 544; Public Law 96 - 277), and Section 301 of Title 3 of the United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. The functions vested in the President by Section 437(b) of Title 18 of the United States Code (94 Stat. 544; Public Law 96 - 277) to prescribe rules and regulations under which any officer, employee, or agent of the Bureau of Indian Affairs may purchase from or sell to any Indian any service or any real or personal property or any interest therein, are delegated to the Secretary of the Interior.

Sec. 2. The functions vested in the President by Section 437(b) of Title 18 of the United States Code (94 Stat. 544; Public Law 96 - 277) to prescribe rules and regulations under which any officer, employee, or agent of the Indian Health Service may purchase from or sell to any Indian any service or any real or personal property or any interest therein, are delegated to the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Sec. 3. Until rules and regulations are issued pursuant to Sections 1 and 2 of this Order, those rules and regulations previously applicable to Federal employees contracting or trading with Indians are hereby adopted as the rules and regulations of the President pursuant to, and to the extent not inconsistent with, Section 437(b) of Title 18 of the United States Code (25 CFR 251.5 and 252.31).

Ronald Reagan

The White House,

October 8, 1981.

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 3:33 p.m., October 8, 1981]