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Executive Order 13080

Issued by William J. Clinton on Tuesday 7 April 1998


American Heritage Rivers Initiative Advisory Committee

Federal Register, Volume 63 Issue 69 (Friday, April 10, 1998)

[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 69 (Friday, April 10, 1998)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 17667-17668]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-9709]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 63, No. 69 / Friday, April 10, 1998 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Executive Order 13080 of April 7, 1998

                
American Heritage Rivers Initiative Advisory 
                Committee

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States, 
                including the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. 
                App., as amended, it is hereby ordered as follows:

                Section 1. Establishment. There is hereby established 
                the American Heritage Rivers Initiative Advisory 
                Committee (``Committee''). The Committee shall consist 
                of up to 20 members appointed by the President from the 
                public and private sectors. Each member of the 
                Committee shall be a person who, as a result of his or 
                her training, experience, and attainments, is well 
                qualified to appraise the quality of nominations for 
                selection of rivers as American Heritage Rivers 
                submitted by communities across the country. The 
                expertise of members of the Committee shall be in areas 
                such as natural, cultural, and historic resources; 
                water quality; public health; scenic and recreation 
                interests; tourism and economic development interests; 
                industry; and agriculture. The President shall 
                designate a Chair from among the members of the 
                Committee.

                Sec. 2. (a) The Committee shall review nominations from 
                communities and recommend to the President up to 20 
                rivers for consideration for designation as American 
                Heritage Rivers. From the rivers recommended for 
                consideration, the President shall designate ten as 
                American Heritage Rivers.

                    (b) In its review of nominations submitted by 
                communities, the Committee shall provide its assessment 
                of:
                (1) The scope of each nomination's application and the 
                  adequacy of its design to achieve the community's 
                  goals;
                (2) Whether the natural, economic (including 
                  agricultural), scenic, historic, cultural, and/or 
                  recreational resources featured in the application 
                  are distinctive or unique;
                (3) The extent to which the community's plan of action 
                  is clearly defined and the extent to which the plan 
                  addresses all three American Heritage Rivers 
                  objectives--natural resource and environmental 
                  protection, economic revitalization, and historic and 
                  cultural preservation--either through planned actions 
                  or past accomplishments, as well as any other 
                  characteristics of the proposals that distinguish a 
                  nomination, such as:
                    (A) Community vision and partnership;
                    (B) Sustainability of products and projects, 
                      including project maintenance;
                    (C) Resources, both committed and anticipated, 
                      including means of generating additional support 
                      from both private and public sources;
                    (D) Anticipated Federal role as defined by the 
                      applicants;
                    (E) Schedule or timeline;
                    (F) Citizen involvement;
                    (G) Public education relating to the designation of 
                      the river;
                    (H) Logistical support, operating procedures, and 
                      policies;
                    (I) Prior accomplishments, if relevant, and 
                      relationship to existing plans and projects in 
                      the area; and
                    (J) Measures of performance.
                (4) The strength and diversity of support for the 
                  nomination and plan of action as evidenced by letters 
                  from local and State governments, Indian tribes, 
                  elected officials, any and all parties who 
                  participate in the life and health of the area to be 
                  nominated, or who have an interest in the economic 
                  life and cultural and environmental vigor of the 
                  involved community.

                    (c) The Committee also should seek to recommend the 
                selection of rivers that as a group:
                (1) Represent the natural, historic, cultural, social, 
                  economic, and agricultural

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                  diversity of American rivers;
                (2) Showcase a variety of stream sizes and an 
                  assortment of urban, rural, and mixed settings from 
                  around the country, including both relatively 
                  pristine and degraded rivers;
                (3) Highlight a variety of innovative programs in such 
                  areas as historic preservation, sustainable 
                  development through tourism, wildlife management, 
                  fisheries restoration, recreation, community 
                  revitalization, agricultural practices, and flood 
                  plain and watershed management;
                (4) Include community efforts in early stages of 
                  development as well as those that are more well 
                  established; and
                (5) Stand to benefit from targeted Federal assistance.

                    (d) The Committee shall report its recommendations 
                for selection of rivers as American Heritage Rivers to 
                the President through the Chair of the Council on 
                Environmental Quality.

                Sec. 3. Administration. (a) The heads of executive 
                departments and agencies shall provide the Committee, 
                to the extent practicable and permitted by law, such 
                information with respect to river revitalization as the 
                Committee requires to fulfill its functions.

                    (b) The Committee shall be supported both 
                administratively and financially by the Secretary of 
                Defense, acting through the Assistant Secretary of the 
                Army for Civil Works.

                Sec. 4. General. The Committee shall terminate no later 
                than 2 years from the date of this order. The Chair of 
                the Committee, with the approval of the designated 
                Federal officer, shall call meetings of the American 
                Heritage Rivers Initiative Advisory Committee.

                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    April 7, 1998.

[FR Doc. 98-9709
Filed 4-9-98; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P


Citation: 63 FR 17667
Amended by: EO 13093, July 27, 1998;; ; Revoked by: EO 13225, September 28, 2001
 

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