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Executive Order 13130

Issued by William J. Clinton on Wednesday 14 July 1999

National Infrastructure Assurance Council

Federal Register, Volume 64 Issue 137 (Monday, July 19, 1999)

[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 137 (Monday, July 19, 1999)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 38535-38536]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-18476]

                        Presidential Documents 

Federal Register / Vol. 64, No. 137 / Monday, July 19, 1999 / 
Presidential Documents


Title 3--
The President

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                Executive Order 13130 of July 14, 1999

National Infrastructure Assurance Council

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, including the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 
                as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), and in order to support a 
                coordinated effort by both government and private 
                sector entities to address threats to our Nation's 
                critical infrastructure, it is hereby ordered as 

                Section 1. Establishment. (a) There is established the 
                National Infrastructure Assurance Council (NIAC). The 
                NIAC shall be composed of not more than 30 members 
                appointed by the President. The members of the NIAC 
                shall be selected from the private sector, including 
                private sector entities representing the critical 
                infrastructures identified in Executive Order 13010, 
                and from State and local government. The members of the 
                NIAC shall have expertise relevant to the functions of 
                the NIAC and shall not be full-time officials or 
                employees of the executive branch of the Federal 

                    (b) The President shall designate a Chairperson and 
                Vice-Chairperson from among the members of the NIAC.
                    (c) The National Coordinator for Security, 
                Infrastructure Protection and Counter-Terrorism at the 
                National Security Council (National Coordinator) will 
                serve as the Executive Director of the NIAC.
                    (d) The Senior Director for Critical Infrastructure 
                Protection at the National Security Council will serve 
                as the NIAC's liaison to other agencies.
                    (e) Individuals appointed by the President will 
                serve for a period of 2 years. Service shall be limited 
                to no more than 3 consecutive terms.

                Section 2. Functions. (a) The NIAC will meet 
                periodically to:

                      (1) enhance the partnership of the public and 
                private sectors in protecting our critical 
                infrastructure and provide reports on this issue to the 
                President as appropriate;
                      (2) propose and develop ways to encourage private 
                industry to perform periodic risk assessments of 
                critical processes, including information and 
                telecommunications systems; and
                      (3) monitor the development of Private Sector 
                Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (PSISACs) and 
                provide recommendations to the National Coordinator and 
                the National Economic Council on how these 
                organizations can best foster improved cooperation 
                among the PSISACs, the National Infrastructure 
                Protection Center (NIPC), and other Federal Government 
                    (b) The NIAC will report to the President through 
                the Assistant to the President for National Security 
                Affairs, who shall assure appropriate coordination with 
                the Assistant to the President for Economic Policy.
                    (c) The NIAC will advise the lead agencies with 
                critical infrastructure responsibilities, sector 
                coordinators, the NIPC, the PSISACs and the National 
                Coordinator on the subjects of the NIAC's function in 
                whatever manner the Chair of the NIAC, the National 
                Coordinator, and the head of the affected entity deem 
                    (d) Senior Federal Government officials will 
                participate in the meetings of the NIAC as appropriate.

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                    (e) The Department of Commerce shall perform the 
                functions of the President under the Federal Advisory 
                Committee Act for the NIAC, except that of reporting to 
                the Congress, in accordance with the guidelines and 
                procedures established by the Administrator of General 

                Section 3. Administration. To the extent permitted by 

                    (a) The NIAC may hold open and closed hearings, 
                conduct inquiries, and establish subcommittees as 
                    (b) All executive departments and agencies shall 
                cooperate with the NIAC and provide such assistance, 
                information, and advice to the NIAC as it may request, 
                as appropriate.
                    (c) Members of the NIAC shall serve without 
                compensation for their work on the NIAC. While engaged 
                in the work of the Council, members will be allowed 
                travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of 
                subsistence as authorized by law for persons serving 
                intermittently in the Government service.
                    (d) To the extent permitted by law, and subject to 
                the availability of appropriations, the Department of 
                Commerce, through the Critical Infrastructure Assurance 
                Office, shall provide the NIAC with administrative 
                services, staff, and other support services, and such 
                funds as may be necessary for the performance of its 
                    (e) The Council shall terminate 2 years from the 
                date of this order, unless extended by the President 
                prior to that date.

                Section 4. Judicial Review. This order is not intended 
                to create any right, benefit, trust, or responsibility, 
                substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or equity 
                by a party against the United States, its agencies, its 
                officers, or any person.

                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    July 14, 1999.

[FR Doc. 99-18476
Filed 7-16-99; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P

Citation: 64 FR 38535
Revoked by: EO 13231, October 16, 2001;; ; See: EO 13010, July 15, 1996; EO 13286, February 28, 2003

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