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Executive Order 12992

Issued by William J. Clinton on Friday 15 March 1996

President's Council on Counter-Narcotics

Federal Register, Volume 61 Issue 54 (Tuesday, March 19, 1996)

[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 54 (Tuesday, March 19, 1996)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 11287-11288]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-6803]


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Part VII

The President


Executive Order 12992--President's Council on Counter-Narcotics

                        Presidential Documents 

Federal Register / Vol. 61, No. 54 / Tuesday, March 19, 1996 / 
Presidential Documents


Title 3--
The President

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                Executive Order 12992 of March 15, 1996

President's Council on Counter-Narcotics

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, including section 301 of title 3, United 
                States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:

                Section 1. Establishment. There is established the 
                President's Council on Counter-Narcotics (``Council'').

                Sec. 2. Membership. The Council shall comprise the:

                    (a) President, who shall serve as Chairman of the 
                    (b) Vice President;
                    (c) Secretary of State;
                    (d) Secretary of the Treasury;
                    (e) Secretary of Defense;
                    (f) Attorney General;
                    (g) Secretary of Transportation;
                    (h) Representative of the United States of America 
                to the United Nations;
                    (i) Director of the Office of Management and 
                    (j) Chief of Staff to the President;
                    (k) Director of National Drug Control Policy;
                    (l) Director of Central Intelligence;
                    (m) Assistant to the President for National 
                Security Affairs;
                    (n) Counsel to the President;
                    (o) Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; and
                    (p) National Security Advisor for the Vice 
                    As applicable, the Council shall also comprise the 
                Secretary of Health and Human Services; the Secretary 
                of Education; and the Assistant to the President for 
                Domestic Policy and such other officials of the 
                departments and agencies as the President may, from 
                time to time, designate.

                Sec. 3. Meetings of the Council. The President, or upon 
                his direction, the Vice President, may convene meetings 
                of the Council. The President shall preside over 
                meetings of the Council, provided that in his absence, 
                the Vice President will preside. The Council will meet 
                at least quarterly.

                Sec. 4. Functions. (a) The functions of the Council are 
                to advise and assist the President in: (1) providing 
                direction and oversight for the national drug control 
                strategy, including relating drug control policy to 
                other national security interests and establishing 
                priorities; and (2) ensuring coordination among 
                departments and agencies concerning implementation of 
                the President's national drug control strategy.

                    (b) The Director of National Drug Control Policy 
                will continue to be the senior drug control policy 
                official in the executive branch and the President's 
                chief drug control policy spokesman.
                    (c) In matters affecting national security 
                interests, the Director of National Drug Control Policy 
                shall work in conjunction with the Assistant to the 
                President for National Security Affairs.
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                Sec. 5. Administration. (a) The Council may utilize 
                established or ad hoc committees, task forces, or 
                interagency groups chaired by the Director of National 
                Drug Control Policy or his representative, in carrying 
                out its functions under this order.

                    (b) The staff of the Office of National Drug 
                Control Policy, in coordination with the staffs of the 
                Vice President and the Assistant to the President for 
                National Security Affairs, shall act as staff for the 
                    (c) All executive departments and agencies shall 
                cooperate with the Council and provide such assistance, 
                information, and advice as the Council may request, to 
                the extent permitted by law.

                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    March 15, 1996.

[FR Doc. 96-6803
Filed 3-18-96; 11:06 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P

Citation: 61 FR 11287
Amended by: EO 13023, November 6, 1996; EO 13284, January 23, 2003

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