Establishing Federal Capability for the Timely Provision of Medical Countermeasures Following a Biological Attack, 737-738 [2010-38]

Download as PDF 737 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 3 Wednesday, January 6, 2010 Title 3— Executive Order 13527 of December 30, 2009 The President Establishing Federal Capability for the Timely Provision of Medical Countermeasures Following a Biological Attack 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. It is the policy of the United States to plan and prepare for the timely provision of medical countermeasures to the American people in the event of a biological attack in the United States through a rapid Federal response in coordination with State, local, territorial, and tribal governments. This policy would seek to: (1) mitigate illness and prevent death; (2) sustain critical infrastructure; and (3) complement and supplement State, local, territorial, and tribal government medical countermeasure distribution capacity. Sec. 2. United States Postal Service Delivery of Medical Countermeasures. (a) The U.S. Postal Service has the capacity for rapid residential delivery of medical countermeasures for self administration across all communities in the United States. The Federal Government shall pursue a national U.S. Postal Service medical countermeasures dispensing model to respond to a large-scale biological attack. (b) The Secretaries of Health and Human Services and Homeland Security, in coordination with the U.S. Postal Service, within 180 days of the date of this order, shall establish a national U.S. Postal Service medical countermeasures dispensing model for U.S. cities to respond to a large-scale biological attack, with anthrax as the primary threat consideration. (c) In support of the national U.S. Postal Service model, the Secretaries of Homeland Security, Health and Human Services, and Defense, and the Attorney General, in coordination with the U.S. Postal Service, and in consultation with State and local public health, emergency management, and law enforcement officials, within 180 days of the date of this order, shall develop an accompanying plan for supplementing local law enforcement personnel, as necessary and appropriate, with local Federal law enforcement, as well as other appropriate personnel, to escort U.S. Postal workers delivering medical countermeasures. cprice-sewell on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with PRESDOCSF Sec. 3. Federal Rapid Response. (a) The Federal Government must develop the capacity to anticipate and immediately supplement the capabilities of affected jurisdictions to rapidly distribute medical countermeasures following a biological attack. Implementation of a Federal strategy to rapidly dispense medical countermeasures requires establishment of a Federal rapid response capability. (b) The Secretaries of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services, in coordination with the Secretary of Defense, within 90 days of the date of this order, shall develop a concept of operations and establish requirements for a Federal rapid response to dispense medical countermeasures to an affected population following a large-scale biological attack. Sec. 4. Continuity of Operations. (a) The Federal Government must establish mechanisms for the provision of medical countermeasures to personnel performing mission-essential functions to ensure that mission-essential functions of Federal agencies continue to be performed following a biological attack. VerDate Nov<24>2008 07:43 Jan 05, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06JAE0.SGM 06JAE0 738 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 3 / Wednesday, January 6, 2010 / Presidential Documents (b) The Secretaries of Health and Human Services and Homeland Security, within 180 days of the date of this order, shall develop a plan for the provision of medical countermeasures to ensure that mission-essential functions of executive branch departments and agencies continue to be performed following a large-scale biological attack. Sec. 5. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect: (i) authority granted by law to a department or agency, or the head thereof; or (ii) functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals. (b) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations. (c) 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, December 30, 2009. [FR Doc. 2010–38 Filed 1–5–10; 8:45 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 07:43 Jan 05, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06JAE0.SGM 06JAE0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> cprice-sewell on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with PRESDOCSF Billing code 3195–W0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 3 (Wednesday, January 6, 2010)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 737-738]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-38]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 3 / Wednesday, January 6, 2010 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Executive Order 13527 of December 30, 2009

                
Establishing Federal Capability for the Timely 
                Provision of Medical Countermeasures Following a 
                Biological Attack

                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. It is the policy of the United 
                States to plan and prepare for the timely provision of 
                medical countermeasures to the American people in the 
                event of a biological attack in the United States 
                through a rapid Federal response in coordination with 
                State, local, territorial, and tribal governments.

                This policy would seek to: (1) mitigate illness and 
                prevent death; (2) sustain critical infrastructure; and 
                (3) complement and supplement State, local, 
                territorial, and tribal government medical 
                countermeasure distribution capacity.

                Sec. 2. United States Postal Service Delivery of 
                Medical Countermeasures. (a) The U.S. Postal Service 
                has the capacity for rapid residential delivery of 
                medical countermeasures for self administration across 
                all communities in the United States. The Federal 
                Government shall pursue a national U.S. Postal Service 
                medical countermeasures dispensing model to respond to 
                a large-scale biological attack.

                (b) The Secretaries of Health and Human Services and 
                Homeland Security, in coordination with the U.S. Postal 
                Service, within 180 days of the date of this order, 
                shall establish a national U.S. Postal Service medical 
                countermeasures dispensing model for U.S. cities to 
                respond to a large-scale biological attack, with 
                anthrax as the primary threat consideration.

                (c) In support of the national U.S. Postal Service 
                model, the Secretaries of Homeland Security, Health and 
                Human Services, and Defense, and the Attorney General, 
                in coordination with the U.S. Postal Service, and in 
                consultation with State and local public health, 
                emergency management, and law enforcement officials, 
                within 180 days of the date of this order, shall 
                develop an accompanying plan for supplementing local 
                law enforcement personnel, as necessary and 
                appropriate, with local Federal law enforcement, as 
                well as other appropriate personnel, to escort U.S. 
                Postal workers delivering medical countermeasures.

                Sec. 3. Federal Rapid Response. (a) The Federal 
                Government must develop the capacity to anticipate and 
                immediately supplement the capabilities of affected 
                jurisdictions to rapidly distribute medical 
                countermeasures following a biological attack. 
                Implementation of a Federal strategy to rapidly 
                dispense medical countermeasures requires establishment 
                of a Federal rapid response capability.

                (b) The Secretaries of Homeland Security and Health and 
                Human Services, in coordination with the Secretary of 
                Defense, within 90 days of the date of this order, 
                shall develop a concept of operations and establish 
                requirements for a Federal rapid response to dispense 
                medical countermeasures to an affected population 
                following a large-scale biological attack.

                Sec. 4. Continuity of Operations. (a) The Federal 
                Government must establish mechanisms for the provision 
                of medical countermeasures to personnel performing 
                mission-essential functions to ensure that mission-
                essential functions of Federal agencies continue to be 
                performed following a biological attack.

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                (b) The Secretaries of Health and Human Services and 
                Homeland Security, within 180 days of the date of this 
                order, shall develop a plan for the provision of 
                medical countermeasures to ensure that mission-
                essential functions of executive branch departments and 
                agencies continue to be performed following a large-
                scale biological attack.

                Sec. 5. General Provisions.

                (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair 
                or otherwise affect:

                    (i) authority granted by law to a department or 
                agency, or the head thereof; or
                    (ii) functions of the Director of the Office of 
                Management and Budget relating to budgetary, 
                administrative, or legislative proposals.

                (b) This order shall be implemented consistent with 
                applicable law and subject to the availability of 
                appropriations.

                (c) 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,

                    December 30, 2009.

[FR Doc. 2010-38
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