EO 12656 PDF

On November 18, , following the election of George H.W. Bush as president, . Ronald Reagan issued Executive Order No. , entitled “Assignment of. During the funding lapse, is not being supported. If data feeds are not available from GPO, will not be. Executive Order of March 16, .. , and sections (3)-(4) of Executive Order of November 18, , are revoked.

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The functions prescribed in Title II of P. Also see related Posse Comitatus Act section. The functions prescribed by the Deepwater Ports Act, 33 U. Required by statute; or c. In other words, right from the get-go, the Council will serve as civilian cover for political decisions made by the Executive Branch and the security apparat.

The following EOs all fall under EO Will such a Council have veto power over administration deliberations? As a Department-wide responsibility, coordinate the requirements for and the management and use of radio frequencies by all organizations of the Department of Commerce; p.

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The functions in 46 U. Fo technology and carry out scientific and engineering data collection and analysis and other functions to assess, monitor, harvest, and use marine and anadromous fishery resources and their products. Retrieved from ” https: The function of membership on the National Response Team, including responsibility relating to response coordination, promulgation of regulations and guidelines, and amendment of the National Contingency Plan, prescribed for the Department of Commerce by Sections 1 a l1 a 2l d2 band 11 f of Executive Order These maneuvers as I have previously writtenhave very little to do with responding to a catastrophic emergency.

Perform research and develop technology regarding the observation, communication, processing, correlation, analysis, dissemination, storage, retrieval, and use of environmental data as may be necessary or desirable to permit NOAA to discharge its responsibilities; i.

EO 12656 Assignment of Emergency Preparedness Responsibilities

The Assistant Secretary for Environmental Observation and Prediction, who is appointed by the President, with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall serve as Deputy Administrator of Oceans and Atmosphere.

Fast forward five years.

Bush demanded that then Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco sign over control of the Guard as well as state and local police units as the 126556 price for federal assistance.

Clearly designed to weaken the Posse Comitatus Act of which bars the use of the military for civilian law enforcement, EO is the latest in a series of maneuvers by previous administrations to wrest control of armed forces historically under the democratic control of elected state officials, and a modicum of public accountability. This Order is effective immediately.

The function of membership on the Environmental Protection Agency budget task force and associated responsibilities including preparation and negotiation of financial submissions, prescribed for the Department of Commerce by Section 9 c and 9 d of E.

For the first time in American history, the reigns of government would not be transferred from one elected element to another, but the Constitution, itself, can be suspended. These assignments are based, whenever possible, on extensions of the regular missions of the wo and agencies. Prepare and disseminate predictions of the future state of the environment and issue warnings of all severe hazards and extreme conditions of nature to all who may be affected.


Administer a program of sea grant colleges and education, training and research in the field of marine science, engineering and related disciplines as provided in the Sea Grant College Program Act ofas amended; g. Appointing or removing members of the Regional Fishery Management Councils under subsection b 2 or 5 of the Act; 3. While the new order would impact all civilian agencies it would not impact either the military chain of command or the President’s role as Commander In Chief.

The head of each Federal department and agency shall ensure the continuity of essential functions in any national security emergency by providing for: Acquire, analyze, and disseminate data, and perform basic and applied research on electromagnetic waves, as necessary, in performing other functions assigned herein; prepare and issue predictions of atmospheric, ionospheric and solar conditions, and warnings of disturbances thereof; and acquire, analyze, and disseminate data, and perform basic and applied research on the propagation of sound waves, and on interactions between sound waves eoo other phenomena.

Submit the annual report to the President and the authorizing committees of Congress under Section 7 of the Act, as amended. Participate in a national government program for response to discharges of oil and hazardous substances, including administration of a program to assess and collect damages for loss of or injury to natural resources in marine ecosystems, and to prepare and implement natural resource restoration and replacement plans; and u.

After all, where the defense of wealth and privileges are concerned corporate thugs and war criminals have no friends, only interests…. Administer a program to license the construction, location, ownership, and operation of ocean thermal conversion facilities and plantships under the control of citizens of the United States or within United States territorial waters; t.

Administer a program for the protection, management, and conservation of marine mammals and endangered species; and manage the fur seal herds of the North Pacific Ocean; k. Provide maps and charts of the oceans and inland waters for navigation, geophysical and other purposes, aeronautical charts, and related publications and services; d.

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The following functions regarding response to releases of hazardous substances or discharges of oil, and the resulting claims for damages to natural resources, as authorized by the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act CERCLAas amended, 42 U. Administer a program for the protection, management, and conservation of marine mammals and endangered species; and manage the fur seal herds of the North Pacific Ocean.

This site uses cookies. Those functions vested in the Secretary of Defense or in any officer, employee, or organizational entity of the Department of Defense by the provision of Public Law83 Stat. Required or established by, or provided for in, agency regulations. Views Read View source View history.


Perform basic and applied research and develop technology regarding the state and use of resources of the oceans and inland waters, including the seabed, the upper and lower atmosphere, the Earth, the Sun, and the space environment, as may be necessary or desirable to develop an understanding of the processes and phenomena involved. The head of each Federal department and agency that administers a loan, insurance, or benefit programs that relies upon the Federal Government payment system shall coordinate with the Secretary of the Treasury in developing plans for the continuation or restoration, to the extent feasible, of such programs in national security emergencies.

Provide common administrative support services to Department of Commerce field components through the Administrative Support Centers.


With slim prospects of congressional authorization for the scheme, in fact the language was removed from subsequent Defense spending legislation, other means were required. If members of the Homeland Security Committee cannot enforce their right to read secret plans of the Executive Branch, then the systems of checks and balances established by the U.

Develop and implement policies on international fisheries and other marine living resources, including the negotiation and implementation of agreements, conventions, and treaties in that area; and enforce provisions of international treaties and agreements on fishing activities of United States nationals and perform surveillance of foreign fishing activities.

1265 would seem to be failing.

Management of Catastrophic Civil Preparedness and Mobilization. Policy for preparing, mobilizing, planning, preventing, responding or recovery from such events and mitigating such in order to promote resilience of the United States to such a catastrophic domestic event shall be established by the President.

As used in this Order, preparedness functions and activities include, as appropriate, policies, plans, procedures, and readiness measures that enhance the ability of the United States Government and the STATES, and the private sector to mobilize for, respond to, and recover from any catastrophic incident or event.

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Commercial Remote Sensing Policy. The transfers to the Secretary of Commerce made by this section shall be deemed to include the transfer of authority, provided by law, to prescribe regulations relating primarily to the transferred functions.

With unemployment at a post-war high and the perilous economic and social conditions of the working class growing grimmer by the day, EO is a practical demonstration of ruling class consensus when it comes to undermining the democratic rights of the American people. As Antifascist Calling previously reported see: