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Executive Order 13115

Issued by William J. Clinton on Thursday 25 March 1999

Interagency Task Force on the Roles and Missions of the United States Coast Guard

Federal Register, Volume 64 Issue 60 (Tuesday, March 30, 1999)

[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 60 (Tuesday, March 30, 1999)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 15283-15284]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-7999]

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Part VII

The President


Executive Order 13115--Interagency Task Force on the Roles and Missions 
of the United States Coast Guard

                        Presidential Documents 

Federal Register / Vol. 64, No. 60 / Tuesday, March 30, 1999 / 
Presidential Documents


Title 3--
The President

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                Executive Order 13115 of March 25, 1999

Interagency Task Force on the Roles and Missions 
                of the United States Coast Guard

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

                Section 1. (a) The Interagency Task Force on the Roles 
                and Missions of the United States Coast Guard is 

                    (b) The Task Force shall be composed of one 
                representative from the:
                    (1) Department of State;
                    (2) Department of Defense;
                    (3) Department of Justice;
                    (4) Department of Commerce;
                    (5) Department of Labor;
                    (6) Department of Transportation;
                    (7) Environmental Protection Agency;
                    (8) Office of Management and Budget;
                    (9) National Security Council;
                    (10) Council on Environmental Quality;
                    (11) Office of Cabinet Affairs;
                    (12) National Economic Council;
                    (13) Domestic Policy Council; and
                    (14) United States Coast Guard.

                The Secretary of Transportation shall select from among 
                the Task Force members a Chair and Vice Chair for the 
                Task Force.

                    (c) The members of the Task Force shall be 
                officials or employees of the Federal Government.

                Sec. 2. Functions. (a) The Task Force shall report to 
                the President through the Secretary of Transportation, 
                and shall provide advice and recommendations regarding 
                the appropriate roles and missions for the United 
                States Coast Guard through the Year 2020. While the 
                Task Force will comprehensively review all Coast Guard 
                roles and missions, it will give special attention to 
                the deepwater missions, which are those that generally 
                occur beyond 50 nautical miles from U.S. shores.

                    (b) The Chair shall consult with the Secretary of 
                Transportation, Commandant of the Coast Guard, and, as 
                appropriate, other heads of departments and agencies. 
                The Chair may invite experts to submit information to 
                the Task Force and hold field briefings or visits.
                    (c) The Chair may acquire services or form teams to 
                carry out the functions of the Task Force. The Task 
                Force and/or the Task Force staff may travel as 
                necessary to carry out the Task Force's functions.

                Sec. 3. Methodology. (a) The Task Force will seek to 
                identify and distinguish which Coast Guard roles, 
                missions, and functions might be added or enhanced; 
                might be maintained at current levels of performance; 
                or might be reduced, eliminated, or moved to other 
                private organizations or Government agencies. The Task 
                Force also will consider whether current Coast

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                Guard roles, missions, and functions might be better 
                performed by private organizations (by contract or 
                otherwise), public authorities, local or State 
                governments, or other Federal agencies. The Task Force 
                will provide explicit reasons for its recommendations.

                    (b) The Task Force will establish explicit criteria 
                for screening roles, missions, and functions to 
                determine how and by whom they would be best performed.
                    (c) For those roles, missions, and functions that 
                the Task Force recommends be performed by the Coast 
                Guard, the Task Force will advise as to how they might 
                be performed most effectively and efficiently.
                    (d) The Task Force will consider the impact on 
                Coast Guard roles, missions, and functions of future 
                prospects in various areas, including technology, 
                demographics, the law of the sea, marine pollution, and 
                national security.
                    (e) The Task Force shall review each of the Coast 
                Guard's law enforcement and national security missions 
                and functions according to the methodology described in 
                this section. However, in conducting that review, the 
                Task Force shall assume that the Coast Guard will 
                remain a law enforcement agency and an armed force of 
                the United States.

                Sec. 4. Administration. (a) The heads of executive 
                departments and agencies shall, to the extent permitted 
                by law, provide the Task Force such information with 
                respect to the roles and missions of the Coast Guard as 
                it may require to carry out its functions.

                    (b) The Coast Guard shall support the Task Force 
                administratively and financially.
                    (c) The Secretary of Transportation shall appoint a 
                Staff Director for the Task Force.
                    (d) Assigned staff shall possess a balanced and 
                broad base of experience to include persons of 
                experience in national security, military operations, 
                foreign and domestic policy, international affairs, 
                economic policy, environmental protection, and law 
                enforcement. Staff members may include military members 
                on active duty, Reserve members of any component, and 
                Federal civilian employees.

                Sec. 5. General. (a) The Task Force shall exist for a 
                period of 6 months from its first meeting unless 
                extended by the Secretary of Transportation and, at the 
                conclusion, submit a written report as discussed in 
                section 2 of this order.

                    (b) The recommendations of the Task Force will be 
                considered in determining the appropriate level of 
                investment in the Coast Guard's Deepwater Capability 
                Replacement Project, a system of cutters and aircraft 
                with an integrated command, control, communications, 
                and sensor infrastructure. The Task Force may provide 
                an interim report for use in preparation of the Federal 
                budget for Fiscal Year 2001.

                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    March 25, 1999.

[FR Doc. 99-7999
Filed 3-29-99; 11:01 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P

Citation: 64 FR 15283
Amended by: EO 13138, September 30, 1999

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