tion 104(i) of CERCLA (42 U.S.C. 9604(i)).”

(10 U.S.C. ­§ 2704. Title 10: Armed Forces. Subtitle A: General Military Law. Service, Supply, and Procurement. Environmental Restoration. Commonly found unregulated hazardous substances.)

  • “(1) The Secretary of Health and Human Services (hereafter in this subsection referred to as the ‘Secretary’), acting through the Director of the Centers for Disease Control, (CDC), and the Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, shall jointly conduct a study of the sources of lead exposure in children who have elevated blood lead levels (or other indicators of elevated lead body burden), as defined by the Director of the Centers for Disease Control.”

    (15 U.S.C. ­§ 2704. Title 15: Commerce and Trade. Toxic Substances Control. Subchapter on Lead Exposure Reduction. Lead abatement and measurement.)

Indian Health Service

  • “(a) Establishment

    … there is established within the Public Health Service of the Department of Health and Human Services the Indian Health Service. The Indian Health Service shall be administered by a Director, who shall be appointed by the President, with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Director of the Indian Health Service shall report to the Secretary through the Assistant Secretary for Health of the Department of Health and Human Services.”

    “(b) Agency status

    The Indian Health Service shall be an agency within the Public Health Service of the Department of Health and Human Services, and shall not be an office, component, or unit of any other agency of the Department.”

    (25 U.S.C. ­§ 1661)

The Indian Health Service was created under this provision which is codified in title 25, United States Code—Indians. However it contains many references to the Secretary of Health and Human Services, including the following:



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