Delegating Authority Under the Defense Production Act to the Chief Executive Officer of the United States International Development Finance Corporation To Respond to the COVID-19 Outbreak, 30583-30584 [2020-10953]

Download as PDF 30583 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 97 Tuesday, May 19, 2020 Title 3— Executive Order 13922 of May 14, 2020 The President Delegating Authority Under the Defense Production Act to the Chief Executive Officer of the United States International Development Finance Corporation To Respond to the COVID– 19 Outbreak By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended (50 U.S.C. 4501 et seq.) (the ‘‘Act’’), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy. In Proclamation 9994 of March 13, 2020 (Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID– 19) Outbreak), I declared a national emergency recognizing the threat that the novel (new) coronavirus known as SARS–CoV–2 poses to our Nation’s healthcare systems. In recognizing the public health risk, I noted that on March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced that the outbreak of COVID–19 (the disease caused by SARS–CoV–2) can be characterized as a pandemic. To ensure that our country has the capacity, capability, and strong and resilient domestic industrial base necessary to respond to the COVID–19 outbreak, it is the policy of the United States to further expand domestic production of strategic resources needed to respond to the COVID–19 outbreak, including strengthening relevant supply chains within the United States and its territories. It is important to use all resources available to the United States, including executive departments and agencies (agencies) with expertise in loan support for private institutions. Accordingly, I am delegating authority under title III of the Act to make loans, make provision for purchases and commitments to purchase, and take additional actions to create, maintain, protect, expand, and restore the domestic industrial base capabilities, including supply chains within the United States and its territories (‘‘domestic supply chains’’), needed to respond to the COVID– 19 outbreak. Sec. 2. Delegation of Authority Under Title III of the Act. (a) Notwithstanding Executive Order 13603 of March 16, 2012 (National Defense Resources Preparedness), and in addition to the delegation of authority in Executive Order 13911 of March 27, 2020 (Delegating Additional Authority Under the Defense Production Act With Respect to Health and Medical Resources to Respond to the Spread of COVID–19), the Chief Executive Officer of the United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) is delegated the authority of the President conferred by sections 302 and 303 of the Act (50 U.S.C. 4532 and 4533), and the authority to implement the Act in subchapter III of chapter 55 of title 50, United States Code (50 U.S.C. 4554, 4555, 4556, and 4560). (b) The Chief Executive Officer of the DFC may use the authority under sections 302 and 303 of the Act, in consultation with the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the heads of other agencies as he deems appropriate, for the domestic production of strategic resources needed to respond to the COVID–19 outbreak, or to strengthen any relevant domestic supply chains. VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:24 May 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\19MYE0.SGM 19MYE0 30584 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 97 / Tuesday, May 19, 2020 / Presidential Documents (c) The loan authority delegated by this order is limited to loans that create, maintain, protect, expand, or restore domestic industrial base capabilities supporting: (i) the national response and recovery to the COVID–19 outbreak; or (ii) the resiliency of any relevant domestic supply chains. (d) Loans extended using the authority delegated by this order shall be made in accordance with the principles and guidelines outlined in OMB Circular A–11, OMB Circular A–129, and the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990, as amended (2 U.S.C. 661 et seq.). (e) The Chief Executive Officer of the DFC shall adopt appropriate rules and regulations as may be necessary to implement this order. Sec. 3. Termination. The delegation of authority in this order shall expire upon termination of the 2-year period during which the requirements described in section 302(c)(1) of the Act (50 U.S.C. 4532(c)(1)) are waived pursuant to title III of division B of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (Public Law 116–136). Sec. 4. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect: (i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or (ii) the 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, May 14, 2020. [FR Doc. 2020–10953 Filed 5–18–20; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:24 May 18, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\19MYE0.SGM 19MYE0 Trump.EPS</GPH> Billing code 3295–F0–P

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The President





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Executive Order 13922--Delegating Authority Under the Defense 
Production Act to the Chief Executive Officer of the United States 
International Development Finance Corporation To Respond to the COVID-
19 Outbreak


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 85 , No. 97 / Tuesday, May 19, 2020 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Executive Order 13922 of May 14, 2020

                
Delegating Authority Under the Defense Production 
                Act to the Chief Executive Officer of the United States 
                International Development Finance Corporation To 
                Respond to the COVID-19 Outbreak

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, including the Defense Production Act of 1950, 
                as amended (50 U.S.C. 4501 et seq.) (the ``Act''), and 
                section 301 of title 3, United States Code, it is 
                hereby ordered as follows:

                Section 1. Policy. In Proclamation 9994 of March 13, 
                2020 (Declaring a National Emergency Concerning the 
                Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Outbreak), I 
                declared a national emergency recognizing the threat 
                that the novel (new) coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2 
                poses to our Nation's healthcare systems. In 
                recognizing the public health risk, I noted that on 
                March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced 
                that the outbreak of COVID-19 (the disease caused by 
                SARS-CoV-2) can be characterized as a pandemic.

                To ensure that our country has the capacity, 
                capability, and strong and resilient domestic 
                industrial base necessary to respond to the COVID-19 
                outbreak, it is the policy of the United States to 
                further expand domestic production of strategic 
                resources needed to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, 
                including strengthening relevant supply chains within 
                the United States and its territories. It is important 
                to use all resources available to the United States, 
                including executive departments and agencies (agencies) 
                with expertise in loan support for private 
                institutions. Accordingly, I am delegating authority 
                under title III of the Act to make loans, make 
                provision for purchases and commitments to purchase, 
                and take additional actions to create, maintain, 
                protect, expand, and restore the domestic industrial 
                base capabilities, including supply chains within the 
                United States and its territories (``domestic supply 
                chains''), needed to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.

                Sec. 2. Delegation of Authority Under Title III of the 
                Act. (a) Notwithstanding Executive Order 13603 of March 
                16, 2012 (National Defense Resources Preparedness), and 
                in addition to the delegation of authority in Executive 
                Order 13911 of March 27, 2020 (Delegating Additional 
                Authority Under the Defense Production Act With Respect 
                to Health and Medical Resources to Respond to the 
                Spread of COVID-19), the Chief Executive Officer of the 
                United States International Development Finance 
                Corporation (DFC) is delegated the authority of the 
                President conferred by sections 302 and 303 of the Act 
                (50 U.S.C. 4532 and 4533), and the authority to 
                implement the Act in subchapter III of chapter 55 of 
                title 50, United States Code (50 U.S.C. 4554, 4555, 
                4556, and 4560).

                    (b) The Chief Executive Officer of the DFC may use 
                the authority under sections 302 and 303 of the Act, in 
                consultation with the Secretary of Defense, the 
                Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Secretary 
                of Homeland Security, and the heads of other agencies 
                as he deems appropriate, for the domestic production of 
                strategic resources needed to respond to the COVID-19 
                outbreak, or to strengthen any relevant domestic supply 
                chains.

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                    (c) The loan authority delegated by this order is 
                limited to loans that create, maintain, protect, 
                expand, or restore domestic industrial base 
                capabilities supporting:

(i) the national response and recovery to the COVID-19 outbreak; or

(ii) the resiliency of any relevant domestic supply chains.

                    (d) Loans extended using the authority delegated by 
                this order shall be made in accordance with the 
                principles and guidelines outlined in OMB Circular A-
                11, OMB Circular A-129, and the Federal Credit Reform 
                Act of 1990, as amended (2 U.S.C. 661 et seq.).
                    (e) The Chief Executive Officer of the DFC shall 
                adopt appropriate rules and regulations as may be 
                necessary to implement this order.

                Sec. 3. Termination. The delegation of authority in 
                this order shall expire upon termination of the 2-year 
                period during which the requirements described in 
                section 302(c)(1) of the Act (50 U.S.C. 4532(c)(1)) are 
                waived pursuant to title III of division B of the 
                Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act 
                (Public Law 116-136).

                Sec. 4. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order 
                shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

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

(ii) the 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,

                    May 14, 2020.

[FR Doc. 2020-10953
Filed 5-18-20; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F0-P