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Executive Order 13072

Issued by William J. Clinton on Monday 2 February 1998

White House Millennium Council

Federal Register, Volume 63 Issue 24 (Thursday, February 5, 1998)

[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 24 (Thursday, February 5, 1998)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 6041-6043]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-3135]

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Part VII

The President


Executive Order 13072--White House Millennium Council

                        Presidential Documents 

Federal Register / Vol. 63, No. 24 / Thursday, February 5, 1998 / 
Presidential Documents


Title 3--
The President

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                Executive Order 13072 of February 2, 1998

White House Millennium Council

                By the authority vested as me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, and in order to announce the formation of a 
                Council to recognize national and local projects that 
                commemorate the millennium, it is hereby ordered as 

                Section 1. Policy. The White House, the Department of 
                Education, and all executive branch agencies shall lead 
                the country in a national and educational celebration 
                of our culture, democracy, and citizenry. The Federal 
                Government has a special responsibility to inspire the 
                American people to reflect upon and commemorate the 
                achievements of this country's past and to celebrate 
                the possibilities of the future. To carry forward this 
                country's great democratic tradition and enrich the 
                lives of our children and the children of the 21st 
                century, the Federal Government shall encourage 
                Americans to make plans to mark the new millennium in 
                communities across America. By leading this country in 
                a grand educational celebration of the past and future, 
                the Federal Government has an unprecedented opportunity 
                to energize and unite the Nation with a renewed sense 
                of optimism in the accomplishments and promise of 

                Sec. 2. White House Millennium Council. (a) To enable 
                the White House, the Department of Education, and 
                executive branch agencies to provide national 
                leadership in this historic time, I hereby announce the 
                formation of the White House Millennium Council.

                    (b) The White House Millennium Council shall be 
                composed of a Director, Deputy Director, administrative 
                staff, and a representative from each of the following:
                    (1) Department of State;
                    (2) Department of the Treasury;
                    (3) Department of Defense;
                    (4) Department of Justice;
                    (5) Department of the Interior;
                    (6) Department of Agriculture;
                    (7) Department of Commerce;
                    (8) Department of Labor;
                    (9) Department of Health and Human Services;
                    (10) Department of Housing and Urban Development;
                    (11) Department of Transportation;
                    (12) Department of Energy;
                    (13) Department of Education;
                    (14) Department of Veterans Affairs;
                    (15) Environmental Protection Agency;
                    (16) Office of Management and Budget;
                    (17) Small Business Administration;
                    (18) United States Information Agency; and

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                    (19) General Services Administration.

                At the Director's discretion, the Director may request 
                other agencies to be represented on the Council.

                    (c) The mission of the Council is to lead the 
                country in a celebration of the new millennium by 
                initiating and recognizing national and local projects 
                that contribute in educational, creative, and 
                productive ways to America's commemoration of this 
                historic time. To these ends, the Council shall:
                    (1) Mark the 200th anniversary of the occupancy of 
                the White House by American Presidents, the 200th 
                anniversary of the establishment of the Federal capital 
                city in Washington, D.C., and the 200th anniversary of 
                the first meeting of the Congress in the Capitol, 
                celebrating these events in the year 2000 as milestones 
                in our democratic system of government;
                    (2) Plan events to recognize the history and past 
                accomplishments of America that reflect upon the 
                present forces shaping society and that encourage 
                thoughtful planning for the future;
                    (3) Produce informational and resource materials to 
                educate the American people concerning our Nation's 
                past and to inspire thought concerning the future;
                    (4) Encourage communities and citizens to initiate 
                and to participate in local projects that inspire 
                Americans to remember their past achievements, 
                understand the present challenges to society, and make 
                concrete contributions to the next generations of their 
                families, communities, and country;
                    (5) Work with Federal agencies, the Congress, 
                elected officials, and all citizens to plan activities 
                and programs that will unite the American people in 
                contemplation and celebration of the next century and 
                the new millennium;
                    (6) Make recommendations to the Secretary of the 
                Interior regarding the provision of assistance from 
                funds made available for Save America's Treasures in 
                the Historic Preservation Fund to public and private 
                entities that are protecting America's threatened 
                cultural treasures. These treasures include significant 
                documents, works of art, maps, journals, and historic 
                structures that document and illuminate the history and 
                culture of the United States;
                    (7) Encourage Federal agencies to develop programs 
                to commemorate and celebrate the new millennium in ways 
                consistent with their individual agency missions and 
                that advance a more unified America in the 21st 
                    (8) Encourage Federal agencies, through local 
                branches and offices, to reach out into communities and 
                inspire citizens to participate in grassroots 
                activities and to give permanent gifts to the future;
                    (9) Work in partnership with private-sector and 
                nonprofit entities that initiate productive and 
                worthwhile national and community-based efforts to 
                commemorate the new millennium and encourage citizen 
                participation, volunteerism, and philanthropy;
                    (10) Highlight public and private millennium 
                initiatives that promote the goals of the Council; and
                    (11) Cooperate with other nations that are planning 
                millennium events to expand the opportunities for 
                international communication and understanding.

                Sec. 3. Administration. To the extent permitted by law, 
                the heads of executive departments and agencies shall 
                provide such information and assistance as may be 
                necessary for the Council to carry out its functions.

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                Sec. 4. Judicial Review. This order does not create any 
                right or benefit, substantive or procedural, 
                enforceable at law by a party against the United 
                States, its agencies, its officers, or any other 

                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    February 2, 1998.

[FR Doc. 98-3135
Filed 2-4-98; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P

Citation: 63 FR 6041

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