Establishing a White House Council on Automotive Communities and Workers, 30903-30905 [E9-15368]

Download as PDF 30903 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 122 Friday, June 26, 2009 Title 3— Executive Order 13509 of June 23, 2009 The President Establishing a White House Council on Automotive Communities and Workers 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. Policy. Over the last decade, the United States has experienced a decline in employment in the auto industry and among part suppliers. This decline has accelerated dramatically over the past year, with more than 400,000 jobs being lost in the industry. Unemployment in the automotive sector in towns and cities across the country has reached levels not seen in decades, with resulting increases in poverty and high home foreclosure rates. The purpose of this order is to establish a coordinated Federal response to issues that particularly impact automotive communities and workers and to ensure that Federal programs and policies address and take into account these concerns. Sec. 2. White House Council on Automotive Communities and Workers. There is established within the Executive Office of the President the White House Council on Automotive Communities and Workers (Council). (a) Membership. The Council shall consist of the following members: (1) the Secretary of Labor and the Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the National Economic Council, who shall serve as Co-Chairs of the Council; (2) the Secretary of the Treasury; (3) the Secretary of Defense; (4) the Attorney General; (5) the Secretary of the Interior; (6) the Secretary of Agriculture; (7) the Secretary of Commerce; (8) the Secretary of Health and Human Services; (9) the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; (10) the Secretary of Transportation; (11) the Secretary of Energy; (12) the Secretary of Education; (13) the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; (14) the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers; (15) the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; (16) the Director of the Office of Management and Budget; (17) the United States Trade Representative; (18) the Administrator of General Services; (19) the Administrator of the Small Business Administration; (20) the Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement; VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:34 Jun 25, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\26JNE0.SGM 26JNE0 30904 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 122 / Friday, June 26, 2009 / Presidential Documents (21) the Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary; (22) the Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy Council; (23) the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality; (24) the Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change; and (25) the heads of such other executive departments, agencies, and offices as the President may, from time to time, designate. A member of the Council may designate, to perform the Council functions of the member, a senior-level official who is a part of the member’s department, agency, or office, and who is a full-time officer or employee of the Federal Government. (b) Administration. The Co-Chairs shall convene regular meetings of the Council, determine its agenda, and direct its work. The Director for Recovery of Auto Communities and Workers (Director of Recovery) shall serve as Executive Director of the Council and shall coordinate the Council’s activities. At the direction of the Co-Chairs, the Council may establish subgroups consisting exclusively of Council members or their designees, as appropriate. Sec. 3. Mission and Functions. The Council shall perform the following functions, to the extent permitted by law: (a) Provide leadership and coordinate the development of policies and programs across executive departments and agencies to ensure a coordinated Federal response to issues that have a distinct impact on automotive communities and workers; (b) Advise the President on the effects of pending legislation and executive branch policy proposals on automotive communities and workers; (c) Provide recommendations to the President on changes to Federal policies and programs to address issues of special importance to automotive communities and workers; and (d) Help ensure that officials across the executive branch, including officials on existing committees or task forces addressing automotive issues, advance the President’s agenda for automotive communities and support the Director of Recovery’s coordination of Federal economic adjustment assistance activities. Such support may include the use of personnel, technical expertise, and available financial resources. It may be used to provide a coordinated Federal response to the needs of individual States, regions, municipalities, and communities adversely affected by auto industry changes. Sec. 4. Outreach. Consistent with the objectives set forth in this order, the Council, in accordance with applicable law, in addition to regular meetings, shall conduct outreach to representatives of nonprofit organizations, business, labor, State and local government agencies, elected officials, and other interested persons that will assist in bringing to the President’s attention concerns, ideas, and policy options for expanding and improving efforts to revitalize automotive communities. Sec. 5. Termination. The Council shall terminate 2 years after the date of this order unless extended by the President. Sec. 6. General Provisions. (a) The heads of executive departments and agencies shall assist and provide information to the Council, consistent with applicable law, as may be necessary to carry out the functions of the Council. Each executive department and agency shall bear its own expense for participating in the Council. (b) Executive departments and agencies shall afford consideration to requests from automotive communities for Federal technical assistance, financial resources, excess or surplus property, or other resources. (c) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect: (i) authority granted by law to an executive department, agency, or the head thereof; or VerDate Nov<24>2008 17:34 Jun 25, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\26JNE0.SGM 26JNE0 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 122 / Friday, June 26, 2009 / Presidential Documents 30905 (ii) functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals. (d) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations. (e) 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 departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person. THE WHITE HOUSE, June 23, 2009. [FR Doc. 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Executive Order 13509--Establishing a White House Council on Automotive 
Communities and Workers


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Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 122 / Friday, June 26, 2009 / 
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Title 3--
The President

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                Executive Order 13509 of June 23, 2009

                
Establishing a White House Council on Automotive 
                Communities and Workers

                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. Policy. Over the last decade, the United 
                States has experienced a decline in employment in the 
                auto industry and among part suppliers. This decline 
                has accelerated dramatically over the past year, with 
                more than 400,000 jobs being lost in the industry. 
                Unemployment in the automotive sector in towns and 
                cities across the country has reached levels not seen 
                in decades, with resulting increases in poverty and 
                high home foreclosure rates.

                The purpose of this order is to establish a coordinated 
                Federal response to issues that particularly impact 
                automotive communities and workers and to ensure that 
                Federal programs and policies address and take into 
                account these concerns.

                Sec. 2. White House Council on Automotive Communities 
                and Workers. There is established within the Executive 
                Office of the President the White House Council on 
                Automotive Communities and Workers (Council).

                    (a) Membership. The Council shall consist of the 
                following members:

  (1) the Secretary of Labor and the Assistant to the President for 
Economic Policy and Director of the National Economic Council, who shall 
serve as Co-Chairs of the Council;

  (2) the Secretary of the Treasury;

  (3) the Secretary of Defense;

  (4) the Attorney General;

  (5) the Secretary of the Interior;

  (6) the Secretary of Agriculture;

  (7) the Secretary of Commerce;

  (8) the Secretary of Health and Human Services;

  (9) the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development;

  (10) the Secretary of Transportation;

  (11) the Secretary of Energy;

  (12) the Secretary of Education;

  (13) the Secretary of Veterans Affairs;

  (14) the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers;

  (15) the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency;

  (16) the Director of the Office of Management and Budget;

  (17) the United States Trade Representative;

  (18) the Administrator of General Services;

  (19) the Administrator of the Small Business Administration;

  (20) the Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President for 
Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement;

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  (21) the Assistant to the President and Cabinet Secretary;

  (22) the Assistant to the President and Director of the Domestic Policy 
Council;

  (23) the Chair of the Council on Environmental Quality;

  (24) the Assistant to the President for Energy and Climate Change; and

  (25) the heads of such other executive departments, agencies, and offices 
as the President may, from time to time, designate.

                    A member of the Council may designate, to perform 
                the Council functions of the member, a senior-level 
                official who is a part of the member's department, 
                agency, or office, and who is a full-time officer or 
                employee of the Federal Government.
                    (b) Administration. The Co-Chairs shall convene 
                regular meetings of the Council, determine its agenda, 
                and direct its work. The Director for Recovery of Auto 
                Communities and Workers (Director of Recovery) shall 
                serve as Executive Director of the Council and shall 
                coordinate the Council's activities. At the direction 
                of the Co-Chairs, the Council may establish subgroups 
                consisting exclusively of Council members or their 
                designees, as appropriate.

                Sec. 3. Mission and Functions. The Council shall 
                perform the following functions, to the extent 
                permitted by law:

                    (a) Provide leadership and coordinate the 
                development of policies and programs across executive 
                departments and agencies to ensure a coordinated 
                Federal response to issues that have a distinct impact 
                on automotive communities and workers;
                    (b) Advise the President on the effects of pending 
                legislation and executive branch policy proposals on 
                automotive communities and workers;
                    (c) Provide recommendations to the President on 
                changes to Federal policies and programs to address 
                issues of special importance to automotive communities 
                and workers; and
                    (d) Help ensure that officials across the executive 
                branch, including officials on existing committees or 
                task forces addressing automotive issues, advance the 
                President's agenda for automotive communities and 
                support the Director of Recovery's coordination of 
                Federal economic adjustment assistance activities. Such 
                support may include the use of personnel, technical 
                expertise, and available financial resources. It may be 
                used to provide a coordinated Federal response to the 
                needs of individual States, regions, municipalities, 
                and communities adversely affected by auto industry 
                changes.

                Sec. 4. Outreach. Consistent with the objectives set 
                forth in this order, the Council, in accordance with 
                applicable law, in addition to regular meetings, shall 
                conduct outreach to representatives of nonprofit 
                organizations, business, labor, State and local 
                government agencies, elected officials, and other 
                interested persons that will assist in bringing to the 
                President's attention concerns, ideas, and policy 
                options for expanding and improving efforts to 
                revitalize automotive communities.

                Sec. 5. Termination. The Council shall terminate 2 
                years after the date of this order unless extended by 
                the President.

                Sec. 6. General Provisions. (a) The heads of executive 
                departments and agencies shall assist and provide 
                information to the Council, consistent with applicable 
                law, as may be necessary to carry out the functions of 
                the Council. Each executive department and agency shall 
                bear its own expense for participating in the Council.

                    (b) Executive departments and agencies shall afford 
                consideration to requests from automotive communities 
                for Federal technical assistance, financial resources, 
                excess or surplus property, or other resources.
                    (c) Nothing in this order shall be construed to 
                impair or otherwise affect:

  (i) authority granted by law to an executive department, agency, or the 
head thereof; or

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  (ii) functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget 
relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

                    (d) This order shall be implemented consistent with 
                applicable law and subject to the availability of 
                appropriations.
                    (e) 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 departments, agencies, or 
                entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any 
                other person.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    June 23, 2009.

[FR Doc. E9-15368
Filed 6-25-09; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-W9-P