Establishment of a Temporary Organization To Facilitate United States Government Support for Afghanistan, 4097-4098 [E9-1538]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 13 / Thursday, January 22, 2009 / Presidential Documents 4097 Presidential Documents Executive Order 13487 of January 16, 2009 Establishment of a Temporary Organization To Facilitate United States Government Support for Afghanistan By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 202 of the Revised Statutes (22 U.S.C. 2656) and section 3161 of title 5, United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Establishment. There is established within the Department of State, in accordance with section 3161 of title 5, United States Code, a temporary organization to be known as the Afghanistan Support Office (ASO). Sec. 2. Purpose of the Temporary Organization. The purpose of the ASO shall be to perform the specific project of supporting executive departments and agencies in preventing Afghanistan from becoming a safe haven for terrorists, facilitating Afghanistan’s progress to self-sufficiency, and maintaining an effective diplomatic presence in Afghanistan. Sec. 3. Functions of the Temporary Organization. In carrying out its purpose set forth in section 2, the ASO shall: (a) support executive departments and agencies in building the civilian capabilities of the Government of Afghanistan, including expansion of central services by the Government of Afghanistan, development of a thriving private sector economy, and improvement in the governance of Afghanistan’s territory and borders; and (b) perform such other functions related to the specific project set forth in section 2 as the Secretary of State (Secretary) may assign. Sec. 4. Personnel and Administration. The ASO shall be headed by a Director selected by the Secretary. The ASO shall be jointly based in Washington, D.C., and Afghanistan, and the Secretary of State shall seek accreditation of employees as members of the United States Embassy Kabul as necessary. hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with PROPOSALS-1 Sec. 5. General Provisions. (a) This order shall be implemented in accordance with applicable law, subject to the availability of appropriations, and consistent with presidential guidance. (b) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity, by any party against the United States, its agencies, instrumentalities, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person. VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:20 Jan 21, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\22JAE0.SGM 22JAE0 4098 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 13 / Thursday, January 22, 2009 / Presidential Documents (c) The ASO shall terminate at the end of the maximum period permitted by section 3161(a)(1) of title 5, United States Code, unless sooner terminated by the Secretary. THE WHITE HOUSE, January 16, 2009 [FR Doc. E9–1538 Filed 1–21–09; 11:15 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:21 Jan 21, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\22JAE0.SGM 22JAE0 GWBOLD.EPS</GPH> hsrobinson on PROD1PC76 with PROPOSALS-1 Billing code 3195–W9–P

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Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 13 / Thursday, January 22, 2009 / 
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                Executive Order 13487 of January 16, 2009

                
Establishment of a Temporary Organization To 
                Facilitate United States Government Support for 
                Afghanistan

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, including section 202 of the Revised Statutes 
                (22 U.S.C. 2656) and section 3161 of title 5, United 
                States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:

                Section 1. Establishment. There is established within 
                the Department of State, in accordance with section 
                3161 of title 5, United States Code, a temporary 
                organization to be known as the Afghanistan Support 
                Office (ASO).

                Sec. 2. Purpose of the Temporary Organization. The 
                purpose of the ASO shall be to perform the specific 
                project of supporting executive departments and 
                agencies in preventing Afghanistan from becoming a safe 
                haven for terrorists, facilitating Afghanistan's 
                progress to self-sufficiency, and maintaining an 
                effective diplomatic presence in Afghanistan.

                Sec. 3. Functions of the Temporary Organization. In 
                carrying out its purpose set forth in section 2, the 
                ASO shall:

                    (a) support executive departments and agencies in 
                building the civilian capabilities of the Government of 
                Afghanistan, including expansion of central services by 
                the Government of Afghanistan, development of a 
                thriving private sector economy, and improvement in the 
                governance of Afghanistan's territory and borders; and
                    (b) perform such other functions related to the 
                specific project set forth in section 2 as the 
                Secretary of State (Secretary) may assign.

                Sec. 4. Personnel and Administration. The ASO shall be 
                headed by a Director selected by the Secretary. The ASO 
                shall be jointly based in Washington, D.C., and 
                Afghanistan, and the Secretary of State shall seek 
                accreditation of employees as members of the United 
                States Embassy Kabul as necessary.

                Sec. 5. General Provisions. (a) This order shall be 
                implemented in accordance with applicable law, subject 
                to the availability of appropriations, and consistent 
                with presidential guidance.

                    (b) This order is not intended to, and does not, 
                create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, 
                enforceable at law or in equity, by any party against 
                the United States, its agencies, instrumentalities, or 
                entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any 
                other person.

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                    (c) The ASO shall terminate at the end of the 
                maximum period permitted by section 3161(a)(1) of title 
                5, United States Code, unless sooner terminated by the 
                Secretary.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                     January 16, 2009

[FR Doc. E9-1538
Filed 1-21-09; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3195-W9-P