61 STAT.] 80TH CONG. , 1ST SESS.-CH. 248 -JULY 15, 1947 323 "(F) Materials (except foods and food products, manila (abaca) fiber and cordage, agave fiber and cordage, and ferti- lizer materials), including petroleum and petroleum products, required for export, but only upon certification by the Secretary of State that the prompt export of such materials is of high public importance and essential to the successful carrying out of the foreign policy of the United States, for the purpose of establishing priority in production and delivery for export, and materials necessary for the manufacture and delivery of the materials required for such export: Provided, That no such Restriction. priority based on a certification by the Secretary of State shall be effective unless and until the Secretary of Commerce shall have satisfied himself that the proposed action will not have an unduly adverse effect on the domestic economy of the United States; and "(2) The use of transportation equipment and facilities by rail carriers. "(c) Notwithstanding the extension through February 29, 1948 Designation of ear- made by subsection (b), the Congress by concurrent resolution or the President may designate an earlier time for the termination of any power, authority, or discretion under such title III. Nothing in sub- Sat. 1 77. app 50 U.S. 0. app. section (b) shall be construed to continue beyond July 15, 1947, any 5633. , 34,32 authority under paragraph (1) of subsection (a) of section 2 of the poALe, 4p.2534322; Act entitled 'An Act to expedite national defense and for other pur- poses', approved June 28, 1940, as amended, to negotiate contracts with 5 St- .6 76 c app. or without advertising or competitive bidding; and nothing contained 1152(a) (1). in this section, as amended, shall affect the authority conferred by Public Law 24, Eightieth Congress, approved March 29, 1947, or the Ante ' p.24 Sugar Control Extension Act of 1947." Ante, p. 35 . TEMPORARY EXTENSION OF CERTAIN EXPORT CONTROLS SEC. 4. To effectuate the policy set forth in section 2 hereof, section 6 (d) of the Act of July 2, 1940 (54 Stat. 714), as amended, is amended to read as follows: "(d) The authority granted by this section shall terminate on Feb- ruary 29, 1948, or any prior date which the Congress by concurrent resolution or the President may designate." EXEMPTION FROM ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURE ACT SEC. 5. The functions exercised under title III of the Second War Powers Act, 1942, as amended (including the amendments to existing law made by such title), and the functions exercised under section 6 of such Act of July 2, 1940, as amended, shall be excluded from the operation of the Administrative Procedure Act (60 Stat. 237), except as to the requirements of sections 3 and 10 thereof. ADMINISTRATION BY SECRETARY OF COMMERCE SEC. 6. (a) The Secretary of Commerce, subject to the direction of the President, shall have power to establish policies and programs to effectuate the general policies set forth in section 2 of this Act, and to exercise over-all control, with respect to the functions, powers, and duties delegated by the President under title III of the Second War Powers Act, 1942, as amended, and section 6 of the Act entitled "An Act to expedite the strengthening of the national defense", approved July 2, 1940, as amended. The Secretary is further authorized, sub- ject to the direction of the President, to approve or disapprove any 56 Stat. 463. 50U.S.C. I 701 (d). Ante, p. 214; p. 946. app. post, Supra. 54 Stat. 714. 50U.S.C.app. 701. Supra. S. C.. §1001- 1011. Ante, pp. 37,201. 60 Stat. 238, 243. 5U.S.C.§§1002, 1009. SUapn.