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Executive Order 13057

Issued by William J. Clinton on Saturday 26 July 1997

Federal Actions in the Lake Tahoe Region

Federal Register, Volume 62 Issue 148 (Friday, August 1, 1997)

[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 148 (Friday, August 1, 1997)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 41249-41250]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-20497]

                        Presidential Documents 

Federal Register / Vol. 62, No. 148 / Friday, August 1, 1997 / 
Presidential Documents


Title 3--
The President

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                Executive Order 13057 of July 26, 1997

Federal Actions in the Lake Tahoe Region

                 By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, and in order to ensure that Federal agency 
                actions protect the extraordinary natural, 
                recreational, and ecological resources in the Lake 
                Tahoe Region (``Region'') (as defined by Public Law 91-
                148), an area of national concern, it is hereby ordered 
                as follows:

                Section 1. Tahoe Federal Interagency Partnership.

                1-101. The Federal agencies and departments having 
                principal management or jurisdictional authorities in 
                the Lake Tahoe Region are directed to establish a 
                Federal Interagency Partnership on the Lake Tahoe 
                Ecosystem (``Partnership'').

                1-102. Members of the Partnership shall include the 
                Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of the 
                Interior, the Secretary of Transportation, the 
                Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, 
                the Secretary of the Army, and the heads of any other 
                Federal agencies operating in the Region that choose to 
                participate. Representation on the Partnership may be 
                delegated. The Partnership shall be chaired by the 
                Secretary of Agriculture for the first year after its 
                establishment. The Chair of the Partnership shall 
                thereafter be rotated among the members on an annual 

                1-103. The Partnership will:

                     (a) facilitate coordination of Federal programs, 
                projects, and activities within the Lake Tahoe Region 
                and promotion of consistent policies and strategies to 
                address the Region's environmental and economic 
                     (b) encourage Federal agencies within the Region 
                to coordinate and share resources and data, avoid 
                unnecessary duplication of Federal efforts, and 
                eliminate inefficiencies in Federal action to the 
                greatest extent feasible;
                     (c) ensure that Federal agencies closely 
                coordinate with the States of California and Nevada and 
                appropriate tribal or local government entities to 
                facilitate the achievement of desired terrestrial and 
                aquatic ecosystem conditions and the enhancement of 
                recreation, tourism, and other economic opportunities 
                within the Region;
                     (d) support appropriate regional programs and 
                studies needed to attain environmental threshold 
                standards for water quality, transportation, air 
                quality, vegetation, soils (stream environment zone 
                restoration), wildlife habitat, fish habitat, scenic 
                resources, recreation, and noise;
                     (e) encourage the development of appropriate 
                public, private, and tribal partnerships for the 
                restoration and management of the Lake Tahoe ecosystem 
                and the health of the local economy;
                     (f) support appropriate actions to improve the 
                water quality of Lake Tahoe through all appropriate 
                means, including restoration of shorelines, streams, 
                riparian zones, wetlands, and other parts of the 
                watershed; management of uses of the lake; and control 
                of airborne and other sources of contaminants;
                     (g) encourage the development of appropriate 
                vegetative management actions necessary to attain a 
                healthy Lake Tahoe ecosystem, including a program of 
                revegetation, road maintenance, obliteration, and 
                promotion of forest health;

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                     (h) support appropriate regional transportation 
                and air quality goals, programs, and studies for the 
                     (i) support appropriate fisheries and wildlife 
                habitat restoration programs for the Region, including 
                programs for endangered species and uncommon species;
                     (j) facilitate coordination of research and 
                monitoring activities for purposes of developing a 
                common natural resources data base and geographic 
                information system capability, in cooperation with 
                appropriate regional and local colleges and 
                     (k) support development of and communication about 
                appropriate recreation plans and programs, appropriate 
                scenic quality improvement programs, and recognition 
                for traditional Washoe tribal uses;
                     (l) support regional partnership efforts to inform 
                the public of the values of managing the Lake Tahoe 
                Region to achieve environmental and economic goals;
                     (m) explore opportunities for public involvement 
                in achieving its activities; and
                     (n) explore opportunities for assisting regional 
                governments in their efforts.

                1-104. The Partnership will report back to the 
                President in 90 days on the implementation of the terms 
                of this order.

                Sec. 2. Memorandum of Agreement.

                2-201. The Partnership shall negotiate a Memorandum of 
                Agreement with the States of California and Nevada, the 
                Washoe Tribal Government, the Tahoe Regional Planning 
                Agency, and interested local governments.

                2-202. The Memorandum of Agreement shall be designed to 
                facilitate coordination among the parties to the 
                Agreement, and shall document areas of mutual interest 
                and concern and opportunities for cooperation, support, 
                or assistance.

                Sec. 3. General Provisions.

                3-301. The Chair of the Partnership shall advise the 
                President on the implementation of this order. The 
                Chair may recommend other administrative actions that 
                may be taken to improve the coordination of agency 
                actions and decisions whenever such coordination would 
                protect and enhance the Region's natural, ecological, 
                and economic values.

                3-302. Nothing in this order shall be construed to 
                limit, delay, or prohibit any agency action that is 
                essential for the protection of public health or 
                safety, for national security, or for the maintenance 
                or rehabilitation of environmental quality within the 

                3-303. Nothing in this order is intended to create, and 
                this order does not create, any right to administrative 
                or judicial review, or any other right or benefit, 
                substantive or procedural, enforceable by a party 
                against the United States, its agencies or 
                instrumentalities, its officers or employees, or any 
                other person.

                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                     July 26, 1997.

[FR Doc. 97-20497
Filed 7-31-97; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P

Citation: 62 FR 41249

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