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Executive Order 12949

Issued by William J. Clinton on Thursday 9 February 1995

Foreign Intelligence Physical Searches

Federal Register, Volume 60 Issue 29 (Monday, February 13, 1995)

[Federal Register Volume 60, Number 29 (Monday, February 13, 1995)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Page 8169]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 95-3671]

                        Presidential Documents 

Federal Register / Vol. 60, No. 29 / Monday, February 13, 1995 / 
Presidential Documents


Title 3--
The President  
[[Page 8169]] 

                Executive Order 12949 of February 9, 1995

Foreign Intelligence Physical Searches

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States, 
                including sections 302 and 303 of the Foreign 
                Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (``Act'') (50 
                U.S.C. 1801, et seq.), as amended by Public Law 103-
                359, and in order to provide for the authorization of 
                physical searches for foreign intelligence purposes as 
                set forth in the Act, it is hereby ordered as follows:

                Section 1. Pursuant to section 302(a)(1) of the Act, 
                the Attorney General is authorized to approve physical 
                searches, without a court order, to acquire foreign 
                intelligence information for periods of up to one year, 
                if the Attorney General makes the certifications 
                required by that section.

                Sec. 2. Pursuant to section 302(b) of the Act, the 
                Attorney General is authorized to approve applications 
                to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court under 
                section 303 of the Act to obtain orders for physical 
                searches for the purpose of collecting foreign 
                intelligence information.

                Sec. 3. Pursuant to section 303(a)(7) of the Act, the 
                following officials, each of whom is employed in the 
                area of national security or defense, is designated to 
                make the certifications required by section 303(a)(7) 
                of the Act in support of applications to conduct 
                physical searches:

                    (a) Secretary of State;
                    (b) Secretary of Defense;
                    (c) Director of Central Intelligence;
                    (d) Director of the Federal Bureau of 
                    (e) Deputy Secretary of State;
                    (f) Deputy Secretary of Defense; and
                    (g) Deputy Director of Central Intelligence.

                 None of the above officials, nor anyone officially 
                acting in that capacity, may exercise the authority to 
                make the above certifications, unless that official has 
                been appointed by the President, by and with the advice 
                and consent of the Senate.

                    (Presidential Sig.)>

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    February 9, 1995.

[FR Doc. 95-3671
Filed 2-9-95; 2:30 pm]
Billing code 3195-01-P

Citation: 60 FR 8169
Amended by: EO 13475, October 7, 2008

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