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Executive Order 12966

Issued by William J. Clinton on Friday 14 July 1995

Foreign Disaster Assistance

Federal Register, Volume 60 Issue 137 (Tuesday, July 18, 1995)

[Federal Register Volume 60, Number 137 (Tuesday, July 18, 1995)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Page 36949]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 95-17828]

[[Page 36947]]


Part VII

The President


 Executive Order 12966--Foreign Disaster Assistance

                        Presidential Documents 

Federal Register / Vol. 60, No. 137 / Tuesday, July 18, 1995 / 
Presidential Documents


Title 3--
The President 

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                Executive Order 12966 of July 14, 1995

Foreign Disaster Assistance

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, including the National Defense Authorization 
                Act for Fiscal Year 1995, Public Law 103-337 (the 
                ``Act'') and section 301 of title 3, United States 
                Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:

                Section 1. This order governs the implementation of 
                section 404 of title 10, United States Code, as added 
                by amendment set forth in section 1412(a) of the Act. 
                Pursuant to 10 U.S.C. 404(a), the Secretary of Defense 
                is hereby directed to provide disaster assistance 
                outside the United States to respond to manmade or 
                natural disasters when the Secretary of Defense 
                determines that such assistance is necessary to prevent 
                loss of lives. The Secretary of Defense shall exercise 
                the notification functions required of the President by 
                10 U.S.C. 404(c).

                Sec. 2. The Secretary of Defense shall provide disaster 
                assistance only: (a) at the direction of the President; 

                    (b) with the concurrence of the Secretary of State; 
                    (c) in emergency situations in order to save human 
                lives, where there is not sufficient time to seek the 
                prior initial concurrence of the Secretary of State, in 
                which case the Secretary of Defense shall advise, and 
                seek the concurrence of, the Secretary of State as soon 
                as practicable thereafter.

                For the purpose of section 2(b) of this order, only the 
                Secretary of State, or the Deputy Secretary of State, 
                or persons acting in those capacities, shall have the 
                authority to withhold concurrence. Concurrence of the 
                Secretary of State is not required for the execution of 
                military operations undertaken pursuant to, and 
                consistent with, assistance provided in accordance with 
                parts (b) and (c) of this section, or with respect to 
                matters relating to the internal financial processes of 
                the Department of Defense.

                Sec. 3. In providing assistance covered by this order, 
                the Secretary of Defense shall consult with the 
                Administrator of the Agency for International 
                Development, in the Administrator's capacity as the 
                President's Special Coordinator for International 
                Disaster Assistance.

                Sec. 4. This order does not affect any activity or 
                program authorized under any other provision of law, 
                except that referred to in section 1 of this order.

                Sec. 5. This order is effective at 12:01 a.m., e.d.t. 
                on July 15, 1995.

                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    July 14, 1995.

[FR Doc. 95-17828
Filed 7-17-95; 11:19 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P

Citation: 60 FR 36949

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