Establishment of the Council of Governors, 2053-2054 [2010-705]

Download as PDF 2053 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 75, No. 9 Thursday, January 14, 2010 Title 3— Executive Order 13528 of January 11, 2010 The President Establishment of the Council of Governors By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including section 1822 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2008 (Public Law 110–181), and in order to strengthen further the partnership between the Federal Government and State governments to protect our Nation and its people and property, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Council of Governors. (a) There is established a Council of Governors (Council). The Council shall consist of 10 State Governors appointed by the President (Members), of whom no more than five shall be of the same political party. The term of service for each Member appointed to serve on the Council shall be 2 years, but a Member may be reappointed for additional terms. (b) The President shall designate two Members, who shall not be members of the same political party, to serve as Co-Chairs of the Council. Sec. 2. Functions. The Council shall meet at the call of the Secretary of Defense or the Co-Chairs of the Council to exchange views, information, or advice with the Secretary of Defense; the Secretary of Homeland Security; the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism; the Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement; the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs; the Commander, United States Northern Command; the Chief, National Guard Bureau; the Commandant of the Coast Guard; and other appropriate officials of the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense, and appropriate officials of other executive departments or agencies as may be designated by the Secretary of Defense or the Secretary of Homeland Security. Such views, information, or advice shall concern: (a) matters involving the National Guard of the various States; (b) homeland defense; (c) civil support; (d) synchronization and integration of State and Federal military activities in the United States; and (e) other matters of mutual interest pertaining to National Guard, homeland defense, and civil support activities. Sec. 3. Administration. (a) The Secretary of Defense shall designate an Executive Director to coordinate the work of the Council. wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with PRESDOCS (b) Members shall serve without compensation for their work on the Council. However, Members shall be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, as authorized by law. (c) Upon the joint request of the Co-Chairs of the Council, the Secretary of Defense shall, to the extent permitted by law and subject to the availability of appropriations, provide the Council with administrative support, assignment or detail of personnel, and information as may be necessary for the performance of the Council’s functions. (d) The Council may establish subcommittees of the Council. These subcommittees shall consist exclusively of Members of the Council and any VerDate Nov<24>2008 07:39 Jan 13, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\14JAE0.SGM 14JAE0 2054 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 9 / Thursday, January 14, 2010 / Presidential Documents designated employees of a Member with authority to act on the Member’s behalf, as appropriate to aid the Council in carrying out its functions under this order. (e) The Council may establish a charter that is consistent with the terms of this order to refine further its purpose, scope, and objectives and to allocate duties, as appropriate, among members. Sec. 4. Definitions. As used in this order: (a) the term ‘‘State’’ has the meaning provided in paragraph (15) of section 2 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 101(15)); and (b) the term ‘‘Governor’’ has the meaning provided in paragraph (5) of section 102 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5122(5)). Sec. 5. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect: (1) the authority granted by law to a department, agency, or the head thereof; or (2) 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, January 11, 2010. [FR Doc. 2010–705 Filed 1–13–10; 8:45 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 07:39 Jan 13, 2010 Jkt 220001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\14JAE0.SGM 14JAE0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> wwoods2 on DSK1DXX6B1PROD with PRESDOCS Billing code 3195–W0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 9 (Thursday, January 14, 2010)]
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[FR Doc No: 2010-705]




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Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 9 / Thursday, January 14, 2010 / 
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Title 3--
The President

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                Executive Order 13528 of January 11, 2010

                
Establishment of the Council of Governors

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, including section 1822 of the National Defense 
                Authorization Act of 2008 (Public Law 110-181), and in 
                order to strengthen further the partnership between the 
                Federal Government and State governments to protect our 
                Nation and its people and property, it is hereby 
                ordered as follows:

                Section 1. Council of Governors.

                    (a) There is established a Council of Governors 
                (Council). The Council shall consist of 10 State 
                Governors appointed by the President (Members), of whom 
                no more than five shall be of the same political party. 
                The term of service for each Member appointed to serve 
                on the Council shall be 2 years, but a Member may be 
                reappointed for additional terms.
                    (b) The President shall designate two Members, who 
                shall not be members of the same political party, to 
                serve as Co-Chairs of the Council.

                Sec. 2. Functions. The Council shall meet at the call 
                of the Secretary of Defense or the Co-Chairs of the 
                Council to exchange views, information, or advice with 
                the Secretary of Defense; the Secretary of Homeland 
                Security; the Assistant to the President for Homeland 
                Security and Counterterrorism; the Assistant to the 
                President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public 
                Engagement; the Assistant Secretary of Defense for 
                Homeland Defense and Americas' Security Affairs; the 
                Commander, United States Northern Command; the Chief, 
                National Guard Bureau; the Commandant of the Coast 
                Guard; and other appropriate officials of the 
                Department of Homeland Security and the Department of 
                Defense, and appropriate officials of other executive 
                departments or agencies as may be designated by the 
                Secretary of Defense or the Secretary of Homeland 
                Security. Such views, information, or advice shall 
                concern:

                    (a) matters involving the National Guard of the 
                various States;
                    (b) homeland defense;
                    (c) civil support;
                    (d) synchronization and integration of State and 
                Federal military activities in the United States; and
                    (e) other matters of mutual interest pertaining to 
                National Guard, homeland defense, and civil support 
                activities.

                Sec. 3. Administration.

                    (a) The Secretary of Defense shall designate an 
                Executive Director to coordinate the work of the 
                Council.
                    (b) Members shall serve without compensation for 
                their work on the Council. However, Members shall be 
                allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of 
                subsistence, as authorized by law.
                    (c) Upon the joint request of the Co-Chairs of the 
                Council, the Secretary of Defense shall, to the extent 
                permitted by law and subject to the availability of 
                appropriations, provide the Council with administrative 
                support, assignment or detail of personnel, and 
                information as may be necessary for the performance of 
                the Council's functions.
                    (d) The Council may establish subcommittees of the 
                Council. These subcommittees shall consist exclusively 
                of Members of the Council and any

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                designated employees of a Member with authority to act 
                on the Member's behalf, as appropriate to aid the 
                Council in carrying out its functions under this order.
                    (e) The Council may establish a charter that is 
                consistent with the terms of this order to refine 
                further its purpose, scope, and objectives and to 
                allocate duties, as appropriate, among members.

                Sec. 4. Definitions. As used in this order:

                    (a) the term ``State'' has the meaning provided in 
                paragraph (15) of section 2 of the Homeland Security 
                Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 101(15)); and
                    (b) the term ``Governor'' has the meaning provided 
                in paragraph (5) of section 102 of the Robert T. 
                Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act 
                (42 U.S.C. 5122(5)).

                Sec. 5. General Provisions.

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

(1) the authority granted by law to a department, agency, or the head 
thereof; or

(2) 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,

                    January 11, 2010.

[FR Doc. 2010-705
Filed 1-13-10; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-W0-P