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Executive Order 13122

Issued by William J. Clinton on Tuesday 25 May 1999


Interagency Task Force on the Economic Development of the Southwest Border

Federal Register, Volume 64 Issue 103 (Friday, May 28, 1999)

[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 103 (Friday, May 28, 1999)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 29201-29202]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-13825]



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Part IX





The President





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Executive Order 13122--Interagency Task Force on the Economic 
Development of the Southwest Border


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 64, No. 103 / Friday, May 28, 1999 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Executive Order 13122 of May 25, 1999

                
Interagency Task Force on the Economic 
                Development of the Southwest Border

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, and in order to provide a more rapid and 
                integrated Federal response to the economic development 
                challenges of the Southwest Border region, it is hereby 
                ordered as follows:

                Section 1. Establishment of an Interagency Task Force 
                on the Economic Development of the Southwest Border. 
                (a) There is established the ``Interagency Task Force 
                on the Economic Development of the Southwest Border'' 
                (Task Force) that reports to the Vice President, as 
                Chair of the President's Community Empowerment Board 
                (PCEB), and to the Assistant to the President for 
                Economic Policy, as Vice Chair of the PCEB.

                    (b) The Task Force shall comprise the Secretary of 
                State, Secretary of Agriculture, Secretary of Commerce, 
                Secretary of Defense, the Attorney General, Secretary 
                of the Interior, Secretary of Education, Secretary of 
                Health and Human Services, Secretary of Housing and 
                Urban Development, Secretary of Energy, Secretary of 
                Labor, Secretary of Transportation, Secretary of the 
                Treasury, Director of the Office of Management and 
                Budget, Director of National Drug Control Policy, 
                Administrator of General Services, Administrator of the 
                Small Business Administration, Administrator of the 
                Environmental Protection Agency, or their designees, 
                and such other senior executive branch officials as may 
                be determined by the Co-Chairs of the Task Force. The 
                Secretaries of the Treasury, Agriculture, and Labor 
                shall Co-Chair the Task Force, rotating annually. The 
                agency chairing the Task Force will provide 
                administrative support for the Task Force.
                    (c) The purpose of the Task Force is to coordinate 
                and better leverage existing Administration efforts for 
                the Southwest Border, in concert with locally led 
                efforts, in order to increase the living standards and 
                the overall economic profile of the Southwest Border so 
                that it may achieve the average of the Nation. 
                Specifically, the Task Force shall:
                    (1) analyze the existing programs and policies of 
                Task Force members that relate to the Southwest Border 
                to determine what changes, modifications, and 
                innovations should be considered;
                    (2) consider statistical and data analysis, 
                research, and policy studies related to the Southwest 
                Border;
                    (3) develop and recommend short-term and long-term 
                options for promoting sustainable economic development;
                    (4) consult and coordinate activities with State, 
                tribal, and local governments, community leaders, 
                Members of Congress, the private sector, and other 
                interested parties, paying particular attention to 
                maintaining existing authorities of the States, tribes, 
                and local governments, and preserving their existing 
                working relationships with other agencies, 
                organizations, or individuals;
                    (5) coordinate and collaborate on research and 
                demonstration priorities of Task Force member agencies 
                related to the Southwest Border;
                    (6) integrate Administration initiatives and 
                programs into the design of sustainable economic 
                development actions for the Southwest Border; and

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                    (7) focus initial efforts on pilot communities for 
                implementing a coordinated and expedited Federal 
                response to local economic development and other needs.
                    (d) The Task Force shall issue an interim report to 
                the Vice President by November 15, 1999. The Task Force 
                shall issue its first annual report to the Vice 
                President by April 15, 2000, with subsequent reports to 
                follow yearly and a final report on April 15, 2002. The 
                reports shall describe the actions taken by, and 
                progress of, each member of the Task Force in carrying 
                out this order. The Task Force shall terminate 30 days 
                after submitting its final report unless a Task Force 
                consensus recommends continuation of activities.

                Sec. 2. Specific Activities by Task Force Members and 
                Other Agencies. The agencies represented on the Task 
                Force shall work together and report their actions and 
                progress in carrying out this order to the Task Force 
                Chair 1 month before the reports are due to the Vice 
                President under section 1(d) of this order.

                Sec. 3. Cooperation. All efforts taken by agencies 
                under sections 1 and 2 of this order shall, as 
                appropriate, further partnerships and cooperation with 
                organizations that represent the Southwest Border and 
                with State and local governments.

                Sec. 4. (a) ``Agency'' means an executive agency as 
                defined in 5 U.S.C. 105.

                    (b) The ``Southwest Border'' or ``Southwest Border 
                region'' is defined as including the areas up to 150 
                miles north of the United States-Mexican border in the 
                States of Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and California.

                Sec. 5. 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 person.

                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    May 25, 1999.

[FR Doc. 99-13825
Filed 5-27-99; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P


Citation: 64 FR 29201
Amended by: EO 13284, January 23, 2003
 

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