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TREASURY ORDER 114-02

DATE:  July 7, 2010
 
SUBJECT:     Delegation of Authority to the Office of Inspector General to Enforce and Investigate Violations of 31 USC 333, Misuse of Treasury Name or Symbol
 
 
1.   PURPOSE.  This Order authorizes the Office of Inspector General (OIG) to promulgate regulations and establish procedures to investigate violations of 31 USC 333, to issue cease and desist letters to violators, and to adjudicate and impose civil penalties for violations.
 
2.   SCOPE.  This Order applies to all alleged violations of 31 USC 333 involving offices and bureaus of the Department, except as set forth in paragraph 3 of this Order.
 
3.   DELEGATION.  By virtue of the authority vested in the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury by 5 USC 301, 302; 5 USC app. 3; 31 USC 321(b)(2); and 31 USC 333, there is hereby delegated to the Office of Inspector General the authority to investigate possible violations of, and with respect to certain bureaus and offices to assess civil penalties and issue cease and desist letters under, 31 USC 333, as follows:
 
a.   To conduct investigations and make criminal, civil and administrative referrals involving the misuse of the name or symbol of the Department of the Treasury, or of any office or bureau, including the OIG, within the Department of the Treasury, or of any official or employee thereof, except for allegations, investigations, and criminal referrals arising within the Internal Revenue Service, the IRS Office of Chief Counsel, the IRS Oversight Board, and TIGTA, which entities are subject, pursuant to Treasury Order 115-02, to the jurisdiction of the TIGTA; and
b.   To assess civil penalties and issue cease and desist letters with respect to all Treasury offices and bureaus except those under the jurisdiction of TIGTA under Treasury Order 115-02, and except the United States Mint, which has been separately delegated such authority under Treasury Order 155-06.
 
c.   OIG�s authority under this delegation shall not extend to matters regarding the misuse of the name or symbol of the Office of the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program.  Additionally, the Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP) has authority to investigate and to refer for prosecution violations of Section 333, arising out of the TARP program, that are within its jurisdiction as defined in Section 121 of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008.
 
4.   CIVIL PENALTY AUTHORITY.  The OIG will assess, mitigate and collect civil penalties in accordance with 31 USC 333 and OIG regulations promulgated for this purpose.
 
5.   REDELEGATION.  The authority delegated by this Order may be redelegated.
 
6.   AUTHORITIES. 
 
a.   5 USC 301, 302;
 
b.   5 USC app. 3;
 
c.   31 USC 321(b)(2); and
 
d.   31 USC 333.
 
7.   OFFICE OF PRIMARY INTEREST.  Office of Inspector General.
 
 
 
/S/
Neal S. Wolin
Deputy Secretary of the Treasury
 
Last Updated: 11/6/2010 8:58 PM