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1949 Under President Harry Truman's Reorganization Plan No. 7, BPR is transferred from the General Services Administration (GSA) to the Department of Commerce. The Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 had abolished the Federal Works Agency, the PRA's former home. On July 1, 1949, the PRA had been renamed the BPR and shifted to the newly created GSA. BPR's 6-week stay in GSA was the Agency's shortest period as part of any Agency.
1973 Administrator Norbert Tiemann announces that the National Park Service and FHWA have reached an agreement under which all traffic control devices on roads traversing National Parks will be in substantial conformance with national standards for all other public highways.
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