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                            TABLE OF CONTENTS


                                                                    Page
List of Title 3 Compilations..........................................iv
Explanation of the Code of Federal Regulations.........................v
Explanation of This Title.............................................ix
How To Cite This Title................................................xi
Title 3.............................................................xiii
     2004 Compilation--Presidential Documents..........................1
     Chapter I--Executive Office of the President....................313
Title 3 Finding Aids.................................................323
     Tables..........................................................325
     List of CFR Sections Affected...................................347
     Index...........................................................349
CFR Finding Aids.....................................................361
     Table of CFR Titles and Chapters................................363
     Alphabetical List of Agencies Appearing in the CFR..............381

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                          TITLE 3 COMPILATIONS


------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Title 3 Compilations           Proclamations     Executive Orders
------------------------------------------------------------------------
  1936-1938.....................  2161-2286.........          7316-7905
  1938-1943.....................  2287-2587.........          7906-9347
  1943-1948.....................  2588-2823.........         9348-10025
  1949-1953.....................  2824-3041.........        10026-10510
  1954-1958.....................  3042-3265.........        10511-10797
  1959-1963.....................  3266-3565.........        10798-11134
  1964-1965.....................  3566-3694.........        11135-11263
  1966-1970.....................  3695-4025.........        11264-11574
  1971-1975.....................  4026-4411.........        11575-11893
  1976..........................  4412-4480.........        11894-11949
  1977..........................  4481-4543.........        11950-12032
  1978..........................  4544-4631.........        12033-12110
  1979..........................  4632-4709.........        12111-12187
  1980..........................  4710-4812.........        12188-12260
  1981..........................  4813-4889.........        12261-12336
  1982..........................  4890-5008.........        12337-12399
  1983..........................  5009-5142.........        12400-12456
  1984..........................  5143-5291.........        12457-12497
  1985..........................  5292-5424.........        12498-12542
  1986..........................  5425-5595.........        12543-12579
  1987..........................  5596-5759.........        12580-12622
  1988..........................  5760-5928.........        12623-12662
  1989..........................  5929-6084.........        12663-12698
  1990..........................  6085-6240.........        12699-12741
  1991..........................  6241-6398.........        12742-12787
  1992..........................  6399-6520.........        12788-12827
  1993..........................  6521-6643.........        12828-12890
  1994..........................  6644-6763.........        12891-12944
  1995..........................  6764-6859.........        12945-12987
  1996..........................  6860-6965.........        12988-13033
  1997..........................  6966-7061.........        13034-13071
  1998..........................  7062-7161.........        13072-13109
  1999..........................  7162-7262.........        13110-13144
  2000..........................  7263-7389.........        13145-13185
  2001..........................  7263-7516.........        13145-13251
  2002..........................  7517-7635.........        13252-13282
  2003..........................  7636-7748.........        13283-13323
  2004..........................  7749-7858.........        13324-13368
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Beginning with 1976, Title 3 compilations also include regulations
  contained in Chapter I, Executive Office of the President.
Supplementary publications include: Presidential documents of the Hoover
  Administration (two volumes), Proclamations 1870-2037 and Executive
  Orders 5076-6070; Consolidated Indexes for 1936-1965; and Consolidated
  Tables for 1936-1965.


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                               EXPLANATION

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                        EXPLANATION OF THIS TITLE

    This volume of ``Title 3--The President'' contains a compilation of 
 Presidential documents and a codification of regulations issued by the 
                                      Executive Office of the President.

         The 2004 Compilation contains the full text of those documents 
      signed by the President that were required to be published in the 
   Federal Register. Signature date rather than publication date is the 
     criterion for inclusion. With each annual volume, the Presidential 
       documents signed in the previous year become the new compilation.

    Chapter I contains regulations issued by the Executive Office of the 
 President. This section is a true codification like other CFR volumes, 
in that its contents are organized by subject or regulatory area and are 
                   updated by individual issues of the Federal Register.

       Presidential documents in this volume may be cited ``3 CFR, 2004 
 Comp.'' Thus, the preferred abbreviated citation for Proclamation 7749 
      appearing on page 1 of this book, is ``3 CFR, 2004 Comp., p. 1.'' 
          Chapter I entries may be cited ``3 CFR.'' Thus, the preferred 
 abbreviated citation for section 100.1, appearing in chapter I of this 
                                               book, is ``3 CFR 100.1.''

            This book is one of the volumes in a series that began with 
 Proclamation 2161 of March 19, 1936, and Executive Order 7316 of March 
  13, 1936, and that has been continued by means of annual compilations 
  and periodic cumulations. The entire Title 3 series, as of January 1, 
                  2005, is encompassed in the volumes listed on page iv.

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to 1936, there is a two-volume set entitled Proclamations and Executive 
     Orders, Herbert Hoover (March 4, 1929, to March 4, 1933). Codified 
Presidential documents are published in the Codification of Presidential 
 Proclamations and Executive Orders (April 13, 1945--January 20, 1989). 
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    This book was prepared in the Presidential Documents and Legislative 
      Division by Stephen J. Frattini and Kathleen M. Fargey, under the 
supervision of Gwendolyn J. Henderson. Karen L. Ashlin, John S. Ashlin, 
                          and Loretta F. Cochran were assistant editors.

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               Cite Presidential documents in this volume
                            3 CFR, 2004 Comp.
                      thus: 3 CFR, 2004 Comp., p. 1
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                  Cite chapter I entries in this volume
                                  3 CFR
                            thus: 3 CFR 100.1


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                         TITLE 3--THE PRESIDENT


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2004 Compilation--Presidential Documents:
     Proclamations.....................................................1
     Executive Orders................................................131
     Other Presidential Documents....................................257
Chapter I--Executive Office of the President:
    Part 100.........................................................314
    Part 101.........................................................314
    Part 102.........................................................314
Finding Aids:
    Table 1--Proclamations...........................................325
    Table 2--Executive Orders........................................329
    Table 3--Other Presidential Documents............................333
    Table 4--Presidential Documents Affected During 2004.............339
    Table 5--Statutes Cited as Authority for Presidential Documents..343
    List of CFR Sections Affected....................................347
    Index............................................................349
CFR Finding Aids:
    Table of CFR Titles and Chapters.................................363
    Alphabetical List of Agencies Appearing in the CFR...............381




 

                TITLE 3--Presidential Documents

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                2004 Compilation--Presidential Documents


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                              PROCLAMATIONS


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Proclamation 7749 of January 9, 2004

National Mentoring Month, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Mentoring reflects the great strength of America--the heart and soul of 
the American people. During National Mentoring Month, we recognize the 
dedicated individuals who volunteer their time to mentor young people, 
and we encourage more citizens to give back to their communities as 
mentors.
Mentors are friends, teachers, and role models. They open doors of 
opportunity, convey values, and help provide the stability and 
encouragement that young people need to succeed. By spending time with a 
child and showing compassion and guidance, a mentor can profoundly 
affect a young life. Research shows that adolescents who have an adult 
mentor are far less likely to engage in high-risk behaviors. Mentoring 
relationships create continuing cycles of hope and promise, as they not 
only provide positive influences for individual children, but also 
strengthen families and communities.
My Administration is working to expand mentoring and other volunteer 
activities across America. Through the USA Freedom Corps, we are 
promoting volunteer service and offering our citizens more opportunities 
to help others. We are also supporting faith-based and community 
organizations, including many who sponsor mentoring programs. In total, 
more than 63 million Americans volunteered in their communities over the 
past year--approximately 4 million more than the previous year.
The Department of Education will use Federal funds to work with national 
youth-serving organizations, independent community groups, and local

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education agencies to develop, expand, and strengthen school-based 
mentoring programs for disadvantaged middle school students. In 
addition, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of 
Justice, and other agencies will offer grants to help youth- serving 
organizations recruit and train adult mentors for nearly 100,000 
children whose parents are incarcerated.
These efforts are an important part of our ongoing work to ensure that 
every child can realize the great promise of America. Every life has 
value and potential, and all deserve the opportunity to have a bright 
future. By supporting the individuals and organizations involved in 
mentoring and by encouraging more citizens to participate in their good 
works, we can transform America, one heart and one soul at a time.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 2004 as National 
Mentoring Month. I call upon the people of the United States to 
recognize the importance of mentoring, to look for opportunities to 
serve as mentors in their communities, and to celebrate this month with 
appropriate activities and programs.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this ninth day of 
January, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7750 of January 12, 2004

To Suspend Entry as Immigrants or Nonimmigrants of Persons Engaged In or 
Benefiting From Corruption

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

In light of the importance of legitimate and transparent public 
institutions to world stability, peace, and development, and the serious 
negative effects that corruption of public institutions has on the 
United States efforts to promote security and to strengthen democratic 
institutions and free market systems, and in light of the importance to 
the United States and the international community of fighting 
corruption, as evidenced by the Third Global Forum on Fighting 
Corruption and Safeguarding Integrity and other intergovernmental 
efforts, I have determined that it is in the interests of the United 
States to take action to restrict the international travel and to 
suspend the entry into the United States, as immigrants or 
nonimmigrants, of certain persons who have committed, participated in, 
or are beneficiaries of corruption in the performance of public 
functions where that corruption has serious adverse effects on 
international activity of U.S. businesses, U.S. foreign assistance 
goals, the security of the United States against transnational crime and 
terrorism, or the stability of democratic institutions and nations.

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NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws 
of the United States, including section 212(f) of the Immigration and 
Nationality Act of 1952, 8 U.S.C. 1182(f), and section 301 of title 3, 
United States Code, hereby find that the unrestricted immigrant and 
nonimmigrant entry into the United States of persons described in 
section 1 of this proclamation would, except as provided in sections 2 
and 3 of this proclamation, be detrimental to the interests of the 
United States.
I therefore hereby proclaim that:
Section 1. The entry into the United States, as immigrants or 
nonimmigrants, of the following persons is hereby suspended:
    (a) Public officials or former public officials whose solicitation 
or acceptance of any article of monetary value, or other benefit, in 
exchange for any act or omission in the performance of their public 
functions has or had serious adverse effects on the national interests 
of the United States.
    (b) Persons whose provision of or offer to provide any article of 
monetary value or other benefit to any public official in exchange for 
any act or omission in the performance of such official's public 
functions has or had serious adverse effects on the national interests 
of the United States.
    (c) Public officials or former public officials whose 
misappropriation of public funds or interference with the judicial, 
electoral, or other public processes has or had serious adverse effects 
on the national interests of the United States.
    (d) The spouses, children, and dependent household members of 
persons described in paragraphs (a), (b), and (c) above, who are 
beneficiaries of any articles of monetary value or other benefits 
obtained by such persons.
Sec. 2. Section 1 of this proclamation shall not apply with respect to 
any person otherwise covered by section 1 where entry of the person into 
the United States would not be contrary to the interests of the United 
States.
Sec. 3. Persons covered by sections 1 and 2 of this proclamation shall 
be identified by the Secretary of State or the Secretary's designee, in 
his or her sole discretion, pursuant to such standards and procedures as 
the Secretary may establish.
Sec. 4. For purposes of this proclamation, ``serious adverse effects on 
the national interests of the United States'' means serious adverse 
effects on the international economic activity of U.S. businesses, U.S. 
foreign assistance goals, the security of the United States against 
transnational crime and terrorism, or the stability of democratic 
institutions and nations.
Sec. 5. Nothing in this proclamation shall be construed to derogate from 
United States Government obligations under applicable international 
agreements.
Sec. 6. The Secretary of State shall have responsibility for 
implementing this proclamation pursuant to such procedures as the 
Secretary may, in the Secretary's discretion, establish.
Sec. 7. This proclamation is effective immediately.
Sec. 8. This proclamation is not intended to, and does not, create any 
right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in 
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party, against the United States, its departments, agencies, or other 
entities, its officers or employees, or any other person.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twelfth day of 
January, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7751 of January 15, 2004

Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

On the Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, our Nation honors an 
American who dedicated his life to the fundamental principles of 
freedom, opportunity, and equal justice for all. Today, all Americans 
benefit from Dr. King's work and his legacy of courage, dignity, and 
moral clarity.
Forty years ago this past August, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, 
Dr. King spoke passionately of his dream for America. He dreamed of an 
America where all citizens would be judged by the content of their 
character and not by the color of their skin. He dreamed of an America 
where all would enjoy the riches of freedom and the security of justice. 
He dreamed of an America where the doors of opportunity would be open to 
all of God's children.
Dr. King's leadership moved Americans to examine our hearts--to reject 
what he called the ``tranquilizing drug of gradualism'' on the path to 
racial justice--and to live up to the ideals of our Constitution and 
Declaration of Independence. America has come far in realizing Dr. 
King's dream, but there is still work to be done. In remembering Dr. 
King's vision and life of service, we renew our commitment to 
guaranteeing the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of 
happiness for all Americans.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Monday, January 19, 2004, 
as the Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday. I encourage all 
Americans to observe this day with appropriate activities and programs 
that honor the memory and legacy of Dr. King.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of 
January, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7752 of January 15, 2004

National Sanctity of Human Life Day, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

As Americans, we are led by the power of our conscience and the history 
of our country to defend and promote the dignity and rights of all 
people. Each person, however frail or defenseless, has a place and a 
purpose in this world. On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, we 
celebrate the gift of life and our commitment to building a society of 
compassion and humanity.
Today, the principles of human dignity enshrined in the Declaration of 
Independence--that all persons are created equal and possess the 
unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness--
continue to guide us. In November, I signed into law the Partial-Birth 
Abortion Ban Act of 2003, reaffirming our commitment to protecting 
innocent life and to a basic standard of humanity--the duty of the 
strong to defend the weak. My Administration encourages adoption and 
supports abstinence education, crisis pregnancy programs, parental 
notification laws, and other measures to help us continue to build a 
culture of life. By working together, we will provide hope to the 
weakest among us and achieve a more compassionate and merciful world.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Sunday, January 18, 2004, 
as National Sanctity of Human Life Day. I call upon all Americans to 
recognize this day with appropriate ceremonies in our homes and places 
of worship and to reaffirm our commitment to respecting the life and 
dignity of every human being.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of 
January, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7753 of January 16, 2004

Religious Freedom Day, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

America is a land of many faiths, and the right to religious freedom is 
a foundation of our Nation. On Religious Freedom Day, Americans 
acknowledge the centrality of their faith and reaffirm that the great 
strength of our country is the heart and soul of our citizens.

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Religious Freedom Day celebrates the passage of the Virginia Statute for 
Religious Freedom on January 16, 1786. Thomas Jefferson, drafter of the 
legislation, considered it one of his three greatest accomplishments, 
along with writing the Declaration of Independence and founding the 
University of Virginia. Recognizing the importance of faith to our 
people, our Founding Fathers guaranteed religious freedom in the 
Constitution.
Protecting our religious freedom requires the vigilance of the American 
people and of government at all levels. Within my Administration, the 
Department of Justice is acting to protect religious freedom, including 
prosecuting those who attack people or places of worship because of 
religious affiliation. The Department of Education has issued new 
guidelines that allow students to engage in constitutionally protected 
religious activity in public schools. These guidelines protect, for 
example, students' rights to say a prayer before meals in the cafeteria, 
to gather with other students before school to pray, and to engage in 
other expressions of personal faith.
Through my Faith-Based and Community Initiative, my Administration 
continues to encourage the essential work of faith-based and community 
organizations. Governments can and should support effective social 
services, including those provided by religious people and 
organizations. When government gives that support, it is important that 
faith-based institutions not be forced to change their religious 
character. In December 2002, I signed an Executive Order to end 
discrimination against faith-based organizations in the Federal grants 
process. In September 2003, in implementing this order, my 
Administration eliminated many of the barriers that have kept faith-
based charities from partnering with the Federal Government to help 
Americans in need. Six Federal agencies have proposed or finalized new 
regulations to ensure that no organization or beneficiary will be 
discriminated against in a Federally funded social service program on 
the basis of religion.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim January 16, 2004, as 
Religious Freedom Day. I urge all Americans to reflect on the blessings 
of our religious freedom and to observe this day through appropriate 
events and activities in homes, schools, and places of worship.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixteenth day of 
January, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7754 of February 2, 2004

American Heart Month, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. It 
affects men and women of every age and race. During American Heart 
Month, we

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encourage all Americans to join the fight against heart disease and to 
learn more about how to prevent it.
More than 64 million Americans suffer from one or more forms of 
cardiovascular disease, including high blood pressure, coronary heart 
disease, congestive heart failure, stroke, and congenital heart defects. 
Many of the risk factors that can lead to heart disease, such as high 
blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, and diabetes, can be prevented 
or controlled. Research has shown that men and women who lead healthy 
lifestyles, including making healthy food choices, getting regular 
exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, and choosing not to smoke or 
drink excessively, can significantly decrease their risk of heart 
disease.
Heart disease is responsible for the deaths of one in three women in the 
United States. To make women more aware of the danger of heart disease, 
the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes 
of Health has joined with the Department of Health and Human Services 
and other national organizations to launch a nationwide campaign called 
``The Heart Truth.'' This important campaign encourages women to learn 
more about heart health, to lead healthier lives, and to talk with their 
doctors about their risk for developing heart disease.
During American Heart Month, I urge all Americans to learn more about 
heart health and to reduce their risk factors for serious heart 
conditions. By making healthy choices, we can live longer and better 
lives.
In recognition of the important ongoing fight against heart disease, the 
Congress, by Joint Resolution approved December 30, 1963, as amended (77 
Stat. 843; 36 U.S.C. 101), has requested that the President issue an 
annual proclamation designating February as ``American Heart Month.''
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim February 2004 as American Heart Month. I 
invite the Governors of the States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, 
officials of other areas subject to the jurisdiction of the United 
States, and the American people to join me in reaffirming our commitment 
to combating heart disease.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of 
February, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7755 of February 2, 2004

National Consumer Protection Week, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Every day, America's consumers conduct millions of financial 
transactions. During National Consumer Protection Week, we recognize 
those who help to safeguard our citizens from consumer fraud, and we 
encourage all Americans to be informed consumers. This year's theme, 
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Earning a Lifetime of Dividends,'' highlights the importance of 
financial education to consumer protection.
The Federal Government provides many educational resources and programs 
to help protect Americans against fraud by giving them information about 
their options in the marketplace. The Federal Trade Commission and more 
than 100 other Federal agencies have collaborated on a website, 
www.consumer.gov, which provides helpful information ranging from how 
credit ratings work to how to buy a new car. The Department of the 
Treasury has also established an Office of Financial Education to 
oversee inter agency efforts to coordinate and expand financial 
education initiatives.
In addition, my Administration is working to expand financial literacy 
for potential homeowners. We have doubled the funds for housing and 
financial counseling services, including those run by faith-based and 
community groups, and we are distributing millions of dollars in grants 
to national, State, and local organizations that promote home buyer 
education and counseling. The Department of Housing and Urban 
Development is also collaborating with the Federal Deposit Insurance 
Corporation to expand the ``Money Smart'' financial education program in 
public housing. Education about the home-buying process not only 
protects our citizens from consumer fraud, but also empowers them to 
achieve their dreams.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim February 1 through 
February 7, 2004, as National Consumer Protection Week. I call upon 
government officials, industry leaders, and consumer advocates to 
provide consumers with information about the lifetime benefits of 
financial literacy, and I encourage all citizens to take advantage of 
the resources that can help them become responsible consumers, savers, 
and investors.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of 
February, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7756 of February 3, 2004

National African American History Month, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

During National African American History Month, we honor the heritage 
and accomplishments of African Americans and recognize their 
extraordinary contributions to the United States.
African Americans have upheld the ideals of America, defended our 
homeland, and enriched American culture and society. Brave leaders such 
as Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Booker T. Washington, Martin Luther 
King, Jr., and Leon Sullivan caused America to examine its heart and to 
respect the dignity and equality of all people, regardless of race. 
Today, African

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Americans are leaders at the highest levels of the military, business, 
education, law, government, the arts, sports, and religion.
To help share the stories of the millions of African Americans who have 
strengthened our country, I recently signed legislation establishing the 
National Museum of African American History and Culture as a part of the 
Smithsonian Institution. This museum will commemorate the triumphs of 
African Americans--their determination in overcoming the evil of slavery 
and discrimination and their many achievements and contributions to our 
Nation.
This year's National African American History Month celebrates the 50th 
anniversary of the Supreme Court's 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of 
Education. In that landmark decision, the Supreme Court declared an end 
to the shameful and unconstitutional practice of legal segregation in 
schools, ruling unanimously that the Constitution requires all Americans 
to be treated equally without regard to the color of their skin. The 
Brown decision transformed America and fulfilled the principles of our 
Constitution. This year, we remember the brave schoolchildren and 
parents who challenged segregation. We recognize the legal and moral 
advocates who paved the way for this decision, including Thurgood 
Marshall, the heroic lawyer who represented Linda Brown and fought for 
her rights and the rights of all African Americans. We remember the nine 
justices of the Supreme Court who helped America begin to make equal 
justice under law a reality for African Americans. Nearly 50 years after 
Brown, we are grateful for the progress America has made, but we also 
recognize that there is still work to be done to ensure that our country 
lives up to the founding principle that all of God's children are 
created equal.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim February 2004 as National 
African American History Month. I call upon public officials, educators, 
librarians, and all the people of the United States to observe this 
month with appropriate programs and activities that highlight and honor 
the contributions African Americans have made to our Nation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this third day of 
February, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7757 of February 26, 2004

Expanding the Scope of the National Emergency and Invocation of 
Emergency Authority Relating To the Regulation of the Anchorage and 
Movement of Vessels into Cuban Territorial Waters

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

By the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
United States of America, in order to expand the scope of the national 
emergency declared in Proclamation 6867 of March 1, 1996, based on the 
disturbance or threatened disturbance of the international relations of 
the United States caused by actions taken by the Cuban government, and 
in light of steps taken over the past year by the Cuban government to 
worsen the threat to United States international relations, and,
WHEREAS the United States has determined that Cuba is a state-sponsor of 
terrorism and it is subject to the restrictions of section 6(j)(1)(A) of 
the Export Administration Act of 1979, section 620A of the Foreign 
Assistance Act of 1961, and section 40 of the Arms Export Control Act;
WHEREAS the Cuban government has demonstrated a ready and reckless 
willingness to use excessive force, including deadly force, against U.S. 
citizens, in the ostensible enforcement of its sovereignty, including 
the February 1996 shoot-down of two unarmed U.S.-registered civilian 
aircraft in international airspace, resulting in the deaths of three 
American citizens and one other individual;
WHEREAS the Cuban government has demonstrated a ready and reckless 
willingness to use excessive force, including deadly force, against U.S. 
citizens and its own citizens, including on July 13, 1995, when persons 
in U.S.-registered vessels that entered into Cuban territorial waters 
suffered injury as a result of the reckless use of force against them by 
the Cuban military, and including the July 1994 sinking of an unarmed 
Cuban-registered vessel, resulting in the deaths of 41 Cuban citizens;
WHEREAS the Cuban government has impounded U.S.-registered vessels in 
Cuban ports and forced the owners, as a condition of release, to violate 
U.S. law by requiring payments to be made to the Cuban government;
WHEREAS the entry of any U.S.-registered vessels into Cuban territorial 
waters could result in injury to, or loss of life of, persons engaged in 
that conduct, due to the potential use of excessive force, including 
deadly force, against them by the Cuban military, and could threaten a 
disturbance of international relations;
WHEREAS the unauthorized entry of vessels subject to the jurisdiction of 
the United States into Cuban territorial waters is in violation of U.S. 
law and contrary to U.S. policy;
WHEREAS the objectives of U.S. policy regarding Cuba are the end of the 
dictatorship and a rapid, peaceful transition to a representative 
democracy respectful of human rights and characterized by an open market 
economic system;

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WHEREAS a critical initiative by the United States to advance these U.S. 
objectives is to deny resources to the repressive Cuban government, 
resources that may be used by that government to support terrorist 
activities and carry out excessive use of force against innocent 
victims, including U.S. citizens;
WHEREAS the unauthorized entry of U.S.-registered vessels into Cuban 
territorial waters is detrimental to the foreign policy of the United 
States, which is to deny monetary and material support to the repressive 
Cuban government, and, therefore, such unauthorized entries threaten to 
disturb the international relations of the United States by facilitating 
the Cuban government's support of terrorism, use of excessive force, and 
continued existence;
WHEREAS the Cuban government has over the course of its 45-year 
existence repeatedly used violence and the threat of violence to 
undermine U.S. policy interests. This same regime continues in power 
today, and has since 1959 maintained a pattern of hostile actions 
contrary to U.S. policy interests. Among other things, the Cuban 
government established a military alliance with the Soviet Union, and 
invited Soviet forces to install nuclear missiles in Cuba capable of 
attacking the United States, and encouraged Soviet authorities to use 
those weapons against the United States; it engaged in military 
adventurism in Africa; and it helped to form and provide material and 
political support to terrorist organizations that sought the violent 
overthrow of democratically elected governments in Central America and 
elsewhere in the hemisphere allied with the United States, thereby 
causing repeated disturbances of U.S. international relations;
WHEREAS the Cuban government has recently and over the last year taken a 
series of steps to destabilize relations with the United States, 
including threatening to abrogate the Migration Accords with the United 
States and to close the U.S. Interests Section, and Cuba's most senior 
officials repeatedly asserting that the United States intended to invade 
Cuba, despite explicit denials from the U.S. Secretaries of State and 
Defense that such action is planned, thereby causing a sudden and 
worsening disturbance of U.S. international relations;
WHEREAS U.S. concerns about these unforeseen Cuban government actions 
that threaten to disturb international relations were sufficiently grave 
that on May 8, 2003, the United States warned the Cuban government that 
political manipulations that resulted in a mass migration would be 
viewed as a ``hostile act;''
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws 
of the United States of America, including section 1 of title II of 
Public Law 65-24, ch. 30, June 15, 1917, as amended (50 U.S.C. 191), 
sections 201 and 301 of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et 
seq.), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, in order to 
expand the scope of the national emergency declared in Proclamation 6867 
of March 1, 1996, and to secure the observance of the rights and 
obligations of the United States, hereby authorize and direct the 
Secretary of Homeland Security (the ``Secretary'') to make and issue 
such rules and regulations as the Secretary may find appropriate to 
regulate the anchorage and movement of vessels, and authorize and 
approve the Secretary's issuance of such rules and regulations, as 
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Section 1. The Secretary may make rules and regulations governing the 
anchorage and movement of any vessel, foreign or domestic, in the 
territorial waters of the United States, which may be used, or is 
susceptible of being used, for voyage into Cuban territorial waters and 
that may create unsafe conditions, or result in unauthorized 
transactions, and thereby threaten a disturbance of international 
relations. Any rule or regulation issued pursuant to this proclamation 
may be effective immediately upon issuance as such rule or regulation 
shall involve a foreign affairs function of the United States.
Sec. 2. The Secretary is authorized to inspect any vessel, foreign or 
domestic, in the territorial waters of the United States, at any time; 
to place guards on any such vessel; and, with my consent expressly 
hereby granted, take full possession and control of any such vessel and 
remove the officers and crew and all other persons not specifically 
authorized by the Secretary to go or remain on board the vessel when 
necessary to secure the rights and obligations of the United States.
Sec. 3. The Secretary may request assistance from such departments, 
agencies, officers, or instrumentalities of the United States as the 
Secretary deems necessary to carry out the purposes of this 
proclamation. Such departments, agencies, officers, or instrumentalities 
shall, consistent with other provisions of law and to the extent 
practicable, provide requested assistance.
Sec. 4. The Secretary may seek assistance from State and local 
authorities in carrying out the purposes of this proclamation. Because 
State and local assistance may be essential for an effective response to 
this emergency, I urge all State and local officials to cooperate with 
Federal authorities and to take all actions within their lawful 
authority necessary to prevent the unauthorized departure of vessels 
intending to enter Cuban territorial waters.
Sec. 5. All powers and authorities delegated by this proclamation to the 
Secretary may be delegated by the Secretary to other officers and agents 
of the United States Government unless otherwise prohibited by law.
Sec. 6. Any provisions of Proclamation 6867 that are inconsistent with 
the provisions of this proclamation are superseded to the extent of such 
inconsistency.
Sec. 7. This proclamation shall be immediately transmitted to the 
Congress and published in the Federal Register.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-sixth day of 
February, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7758 of March 1, 2004

To Modify Duty-Free Treatment Under the Generalized System of 
Preferences

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

1. Pursuant to sections 501 and 502(a)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974, as 
amended (the ``Act'') (19 U.S.C. 2461, 2462(a)(1)), the President is 
authorized to designate countries as beneficiary developing countries 
for purposes of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP).
2. Section 502(b)(1)(C) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2462(b)(1)(C)) specifies 
that European Union member states may not be designated as beneficiary 
developing countries for purposes of the GSP.
3. Section 502(e) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2462(e)) provides that the 
President shall terminate the designation of a country as a beneficiary 
developing country for purposes of the GSP if the President determines 
that such country has become a ``high income'' country as defined by the 
official statistics of the International Bank for Reconstruction and 
Development. Termination is effective on January 1 of the second year 
following the year in which such determination is made.
4. Pursuant to sections 501 and 502(a)(1) of the Act, and having due 
regard for the factors set forth in section 501 of the Act and taking 
into account the factors set forth in section 502(c) (19 U.S.C. 
2462(c)), I have decided to designate Algeria as a beneficiary 
developing country for purposes of the GSP.
5. Consistent with section 502(b)(1)(C) of the Act, I have decided to 
terminate the designation of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, 
Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Slovakia as beneficiary developing 
countries, with such termination to become effective for each of these 
countries when it becomes a European Union member state.
6. Pursuant to section 502(e) of the Act, I have determined that Antigua 
and Barbuda, Bahrain, and Barbados have become ``high income'' 
countries, and I am terminating the designation of those countries as 
beneficiary developing countries for purposes of the GSP, effective 
January 1, 2006.
7. Section 604 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2483), authorizes the President to 
embody in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) the 
substance of the relevant provisions of that Act, and of other acts 
affecting import treatment, and actions thereunder, including the 
removal, modification, continuance, or imposition of any rate of duty or 
other import restriction.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, acting under the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
the laws of the United States of America, including title V and section 
604 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2461-67, 2483), do proclaim that:
    (1) Algeria is designated as a beneficiary developing country for 
purposes of the GSP, effective 15 days after the date of this 
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    (2) In order to reflect this designation in the HTS, general note 
4(a) to the HTS is modified by adding ``Algeria'' to the list entitled 
``Independent Countries,'' effective with respect to articles entered, 
or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after the fifteenth 
day after the date of this proclamation.
    (3) The designation of the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, 
Lithuania, Poland, and Slovakia as beneficiary developing countries for 
purposes of the GSP is terminated for each country on the date when it 
becomes a European Union member state. The United States Trade 
Representative shall announce each such date in a notice published in 
the Federal Register.
    (4) In order to reflect these terminations in the HTS, general note 
4(a) to the HTS is modified by deleting ``Czech Republic,'' ``Estonia,'' 
``Hungary,'' ``Latvia,'' ``Lithuania,'' ``Poland,'' and ``Slovakia'' 
from the list of independent countries, effective for each of these 
countries with respect to articles entered, or withdrawn from warehouse 
for consumption, on or after the day on which that country becomes a 
European Union member state.
    (5) The designation of Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, and Barbados as 
beneficiary developing countries for purposes of the GSP is terminated, 
effective on January 1, 2006.
    (6) In order to reflect this termination in the HTS, and to make 
other changes to update the list of Caribbean Common Market (CARICOM) 
member countries, effective with respect to articles entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after January 1, 2006, 
general note 4(a) to the HTS is modified by:
                                                                     (a)
     deleting ``Antigua and Barbuda,'' ``Bahrain,'' and ``Barbados'' 
    from the list of independent countries,
                                                                     (b)
     deleting ``Antigua and Barbuda'' and ``Barbados'' from the list of 
    the ``Member Countries of the Caribbean Common Market (CARICOM), 
    except The Bahamas'' under the provision ``Associations of Countries 
    (treated as one country),'' and
                                                                     (c)
     deleting ``Member Countries of the Caribbean Common Market 
    (CARICOM), except The Bahamas'' and inserting ``Member Countries of 
    the Caribbean Common Market (CARICOM)'' in lieu thereof, and 
    deleting ``Consisting of:'' before the list of countries and 
    inserting ``Currently qualifying:'' in lieu thereof.
    (7) Any provisions of previous proclamations and Executive Orders 
that are inconsistent with the actions taken in this proclamation are 
superseded to the extent of such inconsistency.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of March, 
in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the Independence of 
the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7759 of March 3, 2004

American Red Cross Month, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

The American Red Cross was founded in 1881 by Clara Barton and chartered 
by the Congress in 1905 to provide humanitarian services to the United 
States in times of need. Today, the Red Cross remains dedicated to 
relieving suffering by helping our citizens prepare for and respond to 
emergencies and natural disasters.
The Red Cross exemplifies one of the great strengths of America--the 
compassion of our people. Each year, the Red Cross responds to tens of 
thousands of disasters in the United States, from home fires and 
earthquakes to tornadoes and chemical spills. In Afghanistan and Iraq, 
the Red Cross is serving military families by delivering emergency 
messages between deployed members of our Armed Forces and their 
families. Through International Response Teams, the Red Cross provides 
vital aid overseas to the victims of disease, famine, war, and natural 
disasters. The Red Cross also educates individuals, families, schools, 
businesses, and communities about the importance of disaster 
preparedness, especially after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 
2001. By offering health and safety training such as first aid, CPR, and 
aquatic lifesaving, and by facilitating the collection of millions of 
units of blood for donation, the Red Cross helps our country to handle 
emergencies.
Many of the essential services of the American Red Cross are provided by 
volunteers who give their time and energy to help fellow citizens in 
need. During Red Cross relief operations, these volunteers assess 
damages, drive emergency response vehicles to distribute food and other 
supplies to people, and shelter families who have been evacuated from 
their homes. As we celebrate American Red Cross Month, I encourage all 
Americans to commit themselves to helping others by volunteering in 
their communities.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America and Honorary Chairman of the American Red Cross, by virtue of 
the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
States, do hereby proclaim March 2004 as American Red Cross Month. I 
urge all Americans to support this organization's humanitarian mission. 
On behalf of a grateful Nation, we also applaud the selfless dedication 
of Red Cross employees and volunteers.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this third day of March, 
in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the Independence of 
the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7760 of March 5, 2004

Irish-American Heritage Month, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Millions of Americans trace their ancestry to Ireland's shores. During 
Irish-American Heritage Month, we recognize these proud citizens and 
their important contributions to America.
Irish Americans have helped settle the American frontier, build our 
cities, and defend our homeland. Through their service in government and 
the military, they have helped to uphold our democracy and advance 
liberty and peace around the world. Through their dedication to faith 
and family, they have strengthened our communities and enriched our 
Nation's character.
The names of Irish Americans who have helped make America great are 
familiar. Davy Crockett and Sam Houston helped settle the West. As 
Archbishop, John Cardinal O'Connor served the people of New York with 
conviction and compassion. President John Kennedy led America with 
steadfast determination during a time of great challenge.
These and millions of other Irish Americans have made America better and 
stronger. This month, we celebrate the enormous gifts Irish Americans 
have given this Nation.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim March 2004 as Irish-
American Heritage Month. I call upon all Americans to observe this month 
by celebrating the contributions of Irish Americans to our Nation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of March, 
in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the Independence of 
the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7761 of March 5, 2004

Women's History Month, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

During Women's History Month, we celebrate the many accomplishments of 
our Nation's women.
Women are leaders in American business, government, law, science, 
medicine, the arts, education, and many other fields. As mothers, 
sisters, and daughters, they bring compassion and integrity to our 
communities and help to teach our children the values that make our 
country great.

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Women today are following in the footsteps of pioneers such as Sarah 
Pierce, Emma Willard, Catherine Beecher, and Mary Lyon, who helped open 
the doors to higher education for women in our country. Their vision and 
determination changed America forever. Women today also join a long 
tradition of defending our Nation. During the Revolutionary War, 
Margaret Cochran Corbin fought as a gunner and was severely wounded at 
the battle of Fort Washington. Today, more than 200,000 women are 
serving in our Nation's Armed Forces and working to defend America and 
advance peace and freedom. We are grateful for their sacrifice and for 
the military families that support them.
This month, we celebrate the many ways women strengthen and enrich 
America.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim March 2004 as Women's 
History Month. I call upon all Americans to observe this month with 
appropriate ceremonies and activities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of March, 
in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the Independence of 
the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7762 of March 5, 2004

Save Your Vision Week, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Millions of Americans enjoy healthy vision. Yet, each year, many of our 
citizens suffer from vision loss that could have been prevented or 
reversed with effective detection and appropriate intervention. 
Commemorating Save Your Vision Week reminds us of the importance of 
including eye care as part of a regular preventive health routine.
Eating healthy foods, wearing safety glasses, and avoiding the harmful 
effects of the sun's ultraviolet rays are ways to help to keep our eyes 
healthy. Regular, comprehensive exams are also important to maintain 
good vision and eye health. For children, regular eye exams can help 
parents ensure that their children's vision is developing normally and 
can identify a problem before it becomes more serious. For adults, eye 
care professionals can detect glaucoma and eye damage from diabetes in 
the early stages of progression, thereby preventing further harm. 
Diabetes can seriously affect vision in addition to general health. An 
estimated 40 to 45 percent of all people diagnosed with diabetes will 
develop some degree of diabetic retinopathy, a leading cause of new 
cases of blindness in working-age Americans that often presents few 
warning signs and no pain. Other eye diseases such as glaucoma may cause 
vision damage and eventual blindness without the individual being aware 
of a problem.

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The Department of Health and Human Services is working to identify 
opportunities to improve the health of all Americans through Healthy 
People 2010, a national disease prevention plan. This plan includes the 
Healthy Vision 2010 Initiative, which is addressing many of the 
challenges posed by the loss or impairment of vision.
The Congress, by joint resolution approved December 30, 1963, as amended 
(77 Stat. 629; 36 U.S.C. 138), has authorized and requested the 
President to proclaim the first week in March of each year as ``Save 
Your Vision Week.'' During this week, I encourage all Americans to learn 
more about ways to prevent eye problems for themselves and to help 
others maintain the precious gift of sight.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim March 7 through March 13, 2004, as Save Your 
Vision Week. I urge all Americans to participate by making eye care and 
eye safety an important part of their lives and to get regular eye 
examinations. I also encourage eye care professionals, teachers, the 
media, and all public and private organizations dedicated to preserving 
eyesight to join in activities that will raise awareness of the measures 
all citizens can take to protect vision.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of March, 
in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the Independence of 
the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7763 of March 19, 2004

National Poison Prevention Week, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Each year, approximately 1 million calls to poison control centers are 
made because children may have ingested harmful substances. The National 
Poison Prevention Week Council organizes activities annually to raise 
awareness of the danger of unintentional poisoning and to educate adults 
about how to avoid and handle these emergencies.
Since the first National Poison Prevention Week in 1962, our Nation has 
taken important steps to protect children from consuming inappropriate 
medicines or household chemicals by heightening awareness, supporting 
poison control centers, and improving packaging. In December, I signed 
the Poison Control Center Enhancement and Awareness Act Amendments of 
2003 to provide assistance for poison prevention programs and to 
stabilize the funding of regional poison control centers. This measure 
supports those who are working to reduce poisonings in America and to 
improve the safety and health of all Americans.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission requires child-resistant 
packaging for certain toxic medicines and chemicals. Because packaging 
is never completely child-proof, adults should also lock medicines and 
chemicals out of the reach of children.

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To encourage Americans to learn more about the dangers of accidental 
poisonings and to take appropriate preventive measures, the Congress, by 
joint resolution approved September 26, 1961, as amended (75 Stat. 681), 
has authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation 
designating the third week of March each year as ``National Poison 
Prevention Week.''
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim March 21 through March 27, 2004, as National 
Poison Prevention Week. I call upon all Americans to observe this week 
by participating in appropriate activities and by learning how to 
prevent poisonings among children.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this nineteenth day of 
March, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7764 of March 25, 2004

Greek Independence Day: A National Day of Celebration of Greek and 
American Democracy, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

The love of liberty that helped shape our Constitution has deep roots in 
the spirit of ancient Greece. As we observe Greek Independence Day, we 
celebrate the timeless democratic principles that all freedom-loving 
people cherish.
To continue to strengthen and spread liberty around the world, the 
values and traditions of democracy must be passed on to each new 
generation. In 1821, our Nation supported the cause of Greek 
independence when the brave men and women of Greece began their long 
struggle for liberty. This struggle continued through the end of World 
War II. On the anniversary of the Greek Declaration of Independence, we 
honor the courage of these proud patriots and celebrate our nations' 
shared commitment to democracy.
Today, Greece and America are strong allies and strategic partners in 
the great struggles for liberty and the global war on terror. We are 
working together to bring a fair and lasting settlement to Cyprus. We 
look forward to a future of continued friendship and collaboration 
between our two great nations as we advance peace and democracy in the 
world.
In celebrating Greek Independence Day, we are also grateful for the many 
ways Greek Americans have enriched our communities and strengthened our 
country.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim March 25, 2004, as Greek 
Independence Day: A National Day of Celebration of Greek and American

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Democracy. I call upon all Americans to observe this day with 
appropriate ceremonies and activities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fifth day of 
March, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7765 of April 2, 2004

Cancer Control Month, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

We have made dramatic progress in our fight against cancer, yet this 
disease continues to be the second-leading cause of death in the United 
States. Cancer Control Month provides the opportunity for Americans to 
learn vital information about cancer prevention, detection, and 
treatment.
Medical science is helping cancer victims live healthier, longer lives. 
Survival rates are rising, and today our country has more than 9 million 
cancer survivors. However, much work remains to be done. Researchers 
estimate that more than 1.3 million people in the United States will be 
diagnosed with cancer this year, and more than 800,000 will die from the 
disease.
A good diet, regular exercise, and healthy choices help people reduce 
their risk of developing many chronic diseases, including cancer. 
Research suggests that being overweight or obese accounts for 14 percent 
of cancer deaths among men and 20 percent among women.
Regular check-ups are also important in the fight against cancer. 
Preventive health screenings can detect many forms of cancer at earlier, 
less dangerous stages, allowing doctors to stop cancer before it 
spreads. I encourage all Americans to talk to their doctors about 
preventive screenings and regular check-ups.
As we observe Cancer Control Month, I commend cancer survivors for their 
courage and determination. I applaud medical professionals, researchers, 
family members, and friends for their efforts to improve the lives of 
those suffering from cancer and for their work in finding a cure for 
this devastating disease. I encourage all Americans to learn more about 
cancer. By working together, we can save lives and win the fight against 
cancer.
In 1938, the Congress of the United States passed a joint resolution (52 
Stat. 148; 36 U.S.C. 103) as amended, requesting the President to issue 
an annual proclamation declaring April as ``Cancer Control Month.''
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim April 2004 as Cancer Control Month. I 
encourage citizens, government agencies, private businesses, nonprofit 
organizations, and other interested groups to join in activities that 
will increase awareness of what Americans can do to prevent and control 
cancer.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of 
April, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7766 of April 2, 2004

National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

America has a fundamental duty to protect the safety and well-being of 
its children. During National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we renew our 
commitment to preventing child abuse and neglect, and we dedicate 
ourselves to creating a safe environment in which our children can grow 
and thrive.
We have made important progress in protecting America's children, but 
too many still suffer from abuse and neglect. Recent reports indicate 
that nearly 900,000 children were found to be victims of abuse or 
neglect in 2002. Of these children, an estimated 1,400 died, 75 percent 
of whom were 4 years old or younger.
These young girls and boys depend on adults to recognize the risk 
factors and warning signs of abuse and to take action to end it. This 
critical responsibility is shared by parents, teachers, coaches, 
religious leaders, government officials, and concerned citizens in every 
community.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 2004 as National 
Child Abuse Prevention Month. I encourage all citizens to take an active 
role in creating a caring community and help protect America's children 
from abuse and neglect.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of 
April, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7767 of April 2, 2004

Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A., 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

On Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A., we recognize the importance of 
teaching children good character and values. Families, schools, and 
religious congregations help instill in our children the enduring values 
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courage, compassion, integrity, and respect for differences of faith and 
race. By building the mind and character of every child in America, we 
encourage our children to make the right choices, and we create a future 
of promise and opportunity for all.
As we promote good character, we must also advance excellence in 
education and set high standards for all of our students. By raising 
expectations, insisting on results, and challenging failure, we 
strengthen our schools and create an environment where every student can 
succeed.
To help America's young people make the right choices, we need to 
provide them with good examples. Strong role models help children build 
confidence, gain knowledge, and develop good character. For the past 20 
years, this day has honored Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the 
Lubavitcher Rebbe. He helped establish education and outreach centers, 
offering social service programs and humanitarian aid worldwide. After 
his death in 1994, the Rebbe received the Congressional Gold Medal for 
his ``outstanding and lasting contributions toward improvements in world 
education, morality, and acts of charity.''
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 2, 2004, as 
Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A. I call upon all Americans to 
strengthen our Nation by teaching our children about the culture of 
responsibility and citizenship.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of 
April, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7768 of April 7, 2004

National D.A.R.E. Day, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) is one of the most widely 
recognized substance abuse and violence prevention programs in America. 
For more than 20 years, D.A.R.E. has brought specially trained police 
officers into classrooms to teach students about the importance of 
making healthy choices. These efforts have helped reduce illegal drug 
use in our country, but there remains work to be done.
Drug abuse costs people their health and robs them of their promise. A 
critical component of stopping illegal drug use is cutting the demand 
for drugs, and D.A.R.E. is an important part of expanding these efforts. 
By introducing students to local police officers and teaching them to 
become good citizens, D.A.R.E. also strengthens communities.
To help prevent illegal drug use, my National Drug Control Strategy 
includes the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign; support for drug-
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hard work is showing results. Youth drug use declined 11 percent between 
2001 and 2003, meaning that 400,000 fewer young people used drugs.
As we educate young people about the dangers of illegal drugs, we are 
also helping to heal those who have fallen into addiction and working to 
disrupt the market for illegal drugs. The collaborative efforts of 
concerned citizens and officials at the Federal, State, and local levels 
are making our neighborhoods safer and our children healthier.
We will continue to work toward a society in which all citizens are free 
from the devastating influence of drugs. Law enforcement officials, 
community leaders, faith-based groups, parents, teachers, and programs 
like D.A.R.E. are all working to achieve this goal.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 8, 2004, as National 
D.A.R.E. Day. I call upon our youth, parents, educators, and all 
Americans to join in the effort to reduce drug use by expressing 
appreciation for the health care professionals, law enforcement 
officials, volunteers, teachers, and all those who help young people 
avoid the dangers of illegal drugs and violence.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of 
April, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7769 of April 8, 2004

National Donate Life Month, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first successful organ 
transplant in the United States. Since that time, organ and tissue 
transplantation have significantly increased, and last year, more than 
25,000 Americans received an organ transplant. National Donate Life 
Month provides the opportunity to raise awareness about organ and tissue 
donation and the importance of sharing your decision to donate with your 
family.
While medical advances are enabling Americans to receive lifesaving 
transplants, there are not enough donors to help everyone in need. Last 
year, close to 6,000 Americans died while waiting for organ transplants. 
Currently, more than 84,000 of our citizens are on the waiting list for 
a donation, and approximately 30,000 people will be diagnosed with 
diseases that a bone marrow transplant could cure.
My Administration is committed to increasing organ and tissue donation. 
I have included nearly $25 million in my 2005 budget proposal for organ 
procurement and transplantation efforts at the Department of Health and 
Human Services and nearly $23 million to support a bone marrow donor 
registry. In addition, we continue to increase donations through the 
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of Life Donation Initiative.'' This campaign encourages businesses and 
organizations to make information on donation available to their 
employees, volunteers, and members, provides donor cards for individuals 
to carry with them, promotes the development of donor registries, and 
encourages States to educate teenagers on donation through their 
drivers' education classes. To make organ donation more viable, I 
recently signed into law the Organ Donation and Recovery Improvement 
Act. The Act authorizes the awarding of grants for travel reimbursement 
to potential donors and helps to increase public awareness and education 
about organ donation programs.
After a person decides to be a donor, one of the most important things 
he or she needs to do is talk with family members about this decision. 
Many opportunities are missed each year because families do not know 
what their loved ones wanted. During National Donate Life Month, we 
honor our Nation's organ and tissue donors and their families. Their 
decision to share the gift of life through America's donor programs 
serves as a positive example for all our citizens.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 2004 as National 
Donate Life Month. I call upon our citizens to sign an organ and tissue 
donor card and to be screened for bone marrow donation. I also urge 
health care professionals, volunteers, educators, government agencies, 
and private organizations to help raise awareness of the important need 
for organ and tissue donors in communities throughout our Nation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighth day of 
April, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7770 of April 9, 2004

National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Americans look to our veterans as examples of honor and patriotism. 
These loyal citizens have risked capture, imprisonment, and their lives 
to protect our homeland and advance freedom abroad. As we observe 
National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day, we honor brave 
Americans who have demonstrated extraordinary courage in the face of 
hardship and terror.
Today, nine out of ten former prisoners of war are veterans of World War 
II. These Americans helped to liberate millions and defeat tyranny 
around the world, and survived unspeakable horrors for the cause of 
freedom. From enduring hard labor in German and Japanese POW camps to 
the torturous Bataan Death March, these proud patriots showed strength 
of character and incredible resolve in captivity. Their devotion to duty 
and love of country stand as a measure of service few others will 
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America will never forget these quiet heroes and all of our former 
prisoners of war who suffered adversity in Korea, Vietnam, the Persian 
Gulf, Somalia, Kosovo, Iraq, and other conflicts. Our Nation is grateful 
to our former prisoners of war for their sacrifice to help protect the 
democratic ideals that make our country strong. Because of the 
dedication of these men and women in uniform, people in our own country 
and in lands far away can live in freedom. These citizens inspire us, 
and we will always remember their service for liberty's blessings.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 9, 2004, as National 
Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day. I call upon all Americans to 
join me in remembering all former American prisoners of war who suffered 
the hardships of enemy captivity. I also call upon Federal, State, and 
local government officials and private organizations to observe this day 
with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this ninth day of April, 
in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the Independence of 
the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7771 of April 13, 2004

Pan American Day and Pan American Week, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Each year on Pan American Day and during Pan American Week, we honor the 
bonds of friendship that unite the Pan American community. With the 
exception of one country, the nations of the Western Hemisphere 
recognize the importance of working together to strengthen democratic 
institutions, promote economic prosperity, invest in our people, and 
improve our security. At the recent 2004 Special Summit of the Americas, 
the 34 democratic nations of the Western Hemisphere reaffirmed their 
commitment to the Inter-American Democratic Charter to defend democracy 
and freedom whenever they are threatened. Our unity and support of 
democratic institutions, constitutional processes, and basic liberties 
give hope and strength to those struggling around the world.
The nations of the Western Hemisphere will continue to draw upon the 
Charter to strengthen the rule of law, protect human rights and 
freedoms, encourage economic growth, and promote good governance. As 
neighbors, we are expanding prosperity through open markets and economic 
reforms--creating new opportunities for millions of people and continued 
economic progress benefiting the nations of our hemisphere. My 
Administration will continue to work toward the creation of the Free 
Trade Area of the Americas, scheduled for completion in 2005.
To protect the rights and freedoms of all our citizens, the Pan American 
community must also combat the forces that threaten democracy: 
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drug trafficking, and other crimes that transcend national borders. The 
Declaration on Security in the Americas, adopted at the October 2003 
Organization of American States Special Conference on Security, 
underscores our hemisphere's interest in collectively maintaining peace 
and security across the Americas. The United States welcomes the 
opportunity to work with our neighbors to advance the Declaration's 
goals to safeguard our citizens as we build for a future that is 
peaceful, just, and prosperous.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 14, 2004, as Pan 
American Day and April 11 through April 17, 2004, as Pan American Week. 
I urge the Governors of the 50 States, the Governor of the Commonwealth 
of Puerto Rico, and the officials of other areas under the flag of the 
United States of America to honor these observances with appropriate 
ceremonies and activities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirteenth day of 
April, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7772 of April 16, 2004

National Park Week, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Our system of national parks is entrusted to each generation of 
Americans. By practicing good management and being faithful stewards of 
the land, our generation can show that we are worthy of that trust. 
During National Park Week, we renew our commitment to caring for these 
treasured natural resources.
God designed our lands to be beautiful, but we must ensure God's beauty 
is maintained and conserved. Our citizens depend on our dedicated 
National Park Service employees and their volunteer partners to fulfill 
this important mission. In 2001 and 2002, volunteers contributed 
millions of hours of service to our parks by clearing trails, repairing 
facilities, leading education programs, and assisting visitors. This 
year's National Park Week theme, ``Partners in Stewardship,'' encourages 
all Americans to join these volunteer partners in helping to look after 
our nearly 400 national park areas.
The Federal Government is investing more in its national parks now than 
at any time in its history. To help restore our national parks, my 
Administration proposed $4.9 billion in funding over 5 years on needed 
maintenance and repairs. We have undertaken hundreds of vital park 
maintenance projects and are planning and executing hundreds more. We 
are also using a new system of inventory and assessment to identify 
facilities needing improvements and to measure those improvements as 
they are implemented.

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Our citizens own America's parks, historic sites, battlefields, 
recreation areas, monuments, and shores, and we want these lands to be 
accessible and enjoyable for them to visit. We must respect our natural, 
cultural, and recreational heritage and conserve our parks for future 
generations. Park maintenance is critical to achieving each of these 
goals. By modernizing trail systems, we make it possible for people to 
fully appreciate these remarkable places. By maintaining buildings, 
roads, and campsites, we ensure our parks remain sources of pride for 
our citizens, our communities, and our Nation.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 18 through April 25, 
2004, as National Park Week. I call upon the people of the United States 
to join me in recognizing the importance of our national parks and to 
learn more about these areas of beauty, their cultural and historical 
significance, and the many ways citizens can volunteer to conserve these 
precious resources.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixteenth day of 
April, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7773 of April 16, 2004

National Volunteer Week, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

The strength of America lies in the hearts and souls of our citizens. 
Across our country, citizens are donating their time and talents to 
improving lives and strengthening communities. During National Volunteer 
Week, we recognize and celebrate those who serve a cause greater than 
self.
This year's theme, ``Volunteers Inspire by Example,'' highlights the 
role of volunteers in encouraging others to serve. Last year, more than 
63 million Americans gave their time to helping in their communities, an 
increase of 4 million from the prior year. Through the dedicated efforts 
of America's volunteers, we are building a culture of service, 
responsibility, and compassion, particularly among our young people.
Volunteers can make a difference in many ways--by mentoring a child, 
caring for the ailing and elderly, building a playground, or caring for 
the environment. I created the USA Freedom Corps to help Americans find 
opportunities to volunteer. As I travel around our country, I am honored 
to meet citizens of all ages who volunteer through programs such as the 
Citizen Corps, AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and the Peace Corps, as well as 
many other organizations. Their acts of kindness have a profound effect 
on people's lives and on the future of our country. To recognize those 
who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to volunteer service, my 
Council on Service and Civic Participation presents individuals, 
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with the President's Volunteer Service Award. This award is a tribute to 
those whose outstanding efforts are helping make our country a better 
place.
America's volunteers set a fine example for our Nation, and I encourage 
all Americans to look for a challenge in their communities and step 
forward to lend a hand.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 18 through April 24, 
2004, as National Volunteer Week. I call on all Americans to recognize 
and celebrate the important work that volunteers do every day across our 
country. I also encourage those who have not yet answered the call to 
explore ways to get involved.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixteenth day of 
April, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7774 of April 17, 2004

National Crime Victims' Rights Week, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

We have made significant advances in reducing crime in our communities. 
As we continue to work to prevent crime, we also have a duty to help 
victims as they cope with the trauma of crimes committed against them. 
Each year during National Crime Victims' Rights Week, we acknowledge the 
suffering endured by crime victims, and we honor those who bring hope 
and comfort to victims and their families.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Victims of 
Crime Act of 1984 (VOCA), landmark legislation that sustains thousands 
of local victim assistance programs across the country. Established by 
VOCA, the Crime Victims Fund provides crucial assistance for victims and 
their families, including counseling, shelter, courtroom advocacy, and 
help with expenses. In recent years, VOCA has begun addressing issues 
such as cybercrime, identity theft, hate violence, and stalking. It has 
also expanded its services to help victims of domestic and international 
terrorism.
While our Nation works to prevent terrorist activities, we also continue 
to wage a war against other crimes. In fighting violent crime, we battle 
the problems of drug abuse, gun violence, and other threats to our 
safety. We must ensure that when crimes do occur, we always protect the 
rights of victims. For this reason, my Administration continues to 
endorse the bipartisan Crime Victims' Rights Amendment. By allowing 
victims of violent crime to be present and heard at public proceedings 
and by giving them access to information, such an amendment would 
guarantee victims' inclusion in the criminal justice process without 
threatening the rights of defendants.

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While the Congress considers this amendment, my Administration continues 
to support important resources for victims and public safety. We have 
directed funding to improve the use of DNA technology to solve crime and 
identify missing persons; we are employing multiple agency resources to 
aid victims of trafficking who are forced into slavery and prostitution; 
and we are encouraging faith-based organizations to provide spiritual 
and material sustenance to those who have suffered and lost.
This month, I was pleased to sign into law the Unborn Victims of 
Violence Act of 2004, which creates a separate offense under Federal law 
for death or injury to an unborn child, in addition to any charges 
relating to the mother. Across our country, victims are being better 
served and better protected, but more can be done. I encourage every 
community to show compassion to victims and their families by providing 
them with the support they need.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 18 through April 24, 
2004, as National Crime Victims' Rights Week. I encourage all Americans 
to embrace the cause of victims' rights and help to advance it 
throughout our society.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventeenth day of 
April, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7775 of April 23, 2004

Jewish Heritage Week, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Jewish Heritage Week commemorates the rich history of the Jewish people 
and the many contributions Jewish Americans have made to our Nation. 
This year marks the 350th anniversary of the first permanent Jewish 
settlement in North America, in what is known today as New York. We 
honor the courage and perseverance of these Jewish immigrants and their 
descendants, and we celebrate their steadfast dedication to the ideals 
that make America strong.
Through their stories of tragedy and survival, the Jewish people 
demonstrate their unyielding faith and share with us the important truth 
that even in the face of terrible tragedy, hope endures. Many Jews came 
to America in search of a land of freedom and opportunity, and we must 
work to preserve their stories for future generations. The lessons of 
these stories are timeless and help guide us through the challenges 
ahead.
Over the past three and a half centuries, Jewish Americans have helped 
shape the history and culture of our Nation. As scientists, physicians, 
social workers, educators, artists, businessmen, and in many other 
professions, Jewish citizens have contributed to the strength of our 
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commitment to religious freedom, respect for diversity, and belief in 
democracy have enriched our society and helped make America a better 
place for all. During this historic time, we are particularly grateful 
for the many Jewish Americans who serve in our military. Their efforts 
help advance the cause of freedom and provide hope for people around the 
world.
As we observe Jewish Heritage Week, we remember the proud legacy and 
determination of the Jewish people and their strong dedication to faith, 
family, and service.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 25 through May 2, 
2004, as Jewish Heritage Week. I call upon all Americans to observe this 
week with appropriate programs and activities that highlight and honor 
the contributions Jewish Americans have made to our Nation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-third day of 
April, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7776 of April 30, 2004

Older Americans Month, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

More than 47 million Americans are 60 years old or older. During Older 
Americans Month, we honor our senior citizens for enriching and 
strengthening our Nation, and we pledge to continue working to enhance 
their quality of life.
This year's theme, ``Aging Well, Living Well,'' reflects the many ways 
that older Americans contribute to our national character. Many are 
working beyond traditional retirement age, while others volunteer their 
time serving worthy causes. Through the Senior Corps program of the USA 
Freedom Corps, more than half a million older Americans donated time to 
their communities last year, and many others are volunteering through 
the Peace Corps and other programs.
My Administration is committed to helping our senior citizens lead 
better, healthier, and longer lives. Late last year, I was proud to sign 
into law the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization 
Act of 2003. This historic legislation represents the greatest 
improvement in senior health care since President Lyndon Johnson signed 
the Social Security Act Amendments that created Medicare in 1965. It 
gives seniors access to affordable prescription drug coverage, provides 
for preventive screenings to diagnose and treat health conditions early, 
and updates the Medicare system to let seniors choose coverage that best 
meets their needs. These changes are vital to ensuring that seniors can 
obtain the health care and prescription drugs they deserve.

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Older Americans help others to understand the past, and they teach 
timeless lessons of courage, endurance, and love. Through their legacy 
of patriotism, service, and responsibility, America's seniors also unite 
families and communities and serve as role models for younger 
generations.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 2004 as Older 
Americans Month. I commend older Americans for the contributions they 
make to our communities. I further commend Federal officials, State, and 
local governments, tribal organizations, service and health care 
providers, caregivers, volunteers, and all those who work on behalf of 
our senior citizens. I encourage all Americans to honor their elders and 
publicly reaffirm our Nation's commitment to older Americans during this 
month and throughout the year.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of 
April, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7777 of April 30, 2004

National Charter Schools Week, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

America looks to its schools to give all students the skills they need 
to realize their dreams and reach their potential. Charter schools help 
fulfill this mission. During National Charter Schools Week, we celebrate 
the successes of these institutions.
Charter schools are an important part of our effort to improve the 
public school system and offer broader educational options to every 
family. Like other public schools, charter schools are open to all 
students. Because they are subject to fewer State and district 
regulations than other public schools, charter schools offer teachers 
and administrators more freedom in tailoring programs to meet specific 
student and community needs. In exchange for this freedom, they must 
meet stricter accountability standards.
Now in their second decade, the demand for charter schools is growing 
among families from all backgrounds. During this school year, our 
Nation's charter schools will educate nearly 700,000 students. Many 
families choose charter schools because of the innovative curriculum and 
focus on academic achievement, and because these schools can be a 
promising alternative to a low-performing neighborhood school.
Charter schools are an important part of the No Child Left Behind Act. 
They provide parents with more choices for their children's education. 
The greater autonomy of charter schools allows them to employ innovative 
educational practices. Studies have shown that many charter schools 
improve academic achievement for their students and that parents of 
students in charter schools are satisfied with their children's schools.

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My fiscal year 2005 budget includes an overall 49 percent increase for 
elementary and secondary education over 2001 levels, and it proposes 
$219 million for charter school grants and $100 million for charter 
school facilities. Together, funding for these two charter school 
programs has increased 68 percent over 2001 levels. By raising 
expectations, insisting on results, and refusing to accept failure, we 
are strengthening our public schools and improving education for all 
children in America.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 2 through May 8, 2004, 
as National Charter Schools Week. I commend our Nation's charter 
schools, and I call on parents of charter school students to share their 
successes to help all Americans understand more about the important work 
of charter schools.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of 
April, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7778 of April 30, 2004

Law Day, U.S.A., 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

The theme of this year's Law Day, ``To Win Equality by Law: Brown v. 
Board at 50,'' celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Supreme Court's 
landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education.
The Declaration of Independence declared the equality of each person 
before God and the responsibility of Government to secure the rights of 
all. However, it was not until ratification of the 14th Amendment in 
1868 that the equality of all citizens under law was guaranteed by the 
Constitution. Still, for decades afterwards, millions of African-
American citizens were subjected to shameful discrimination, and in many 
public school systems, students were segregated by race. Finally, in the 
1954 Brown decision, the Supreme Court ruled that segregating students 
in our public schools violated our Constitution.
Our Nation is grateful for the brave men and women and boys and girls 
who challenged segregation and helped make equal justice under law a 
reality for all Americans. We remember Thurgood Marshall, the heroic 
lawyer who represented Linda Brown and fought for her rights and the 
rights of all African Americans. We remember the nine justices of the 
Supreme Court of the United States who helped America begin to make 
equal justice under law a reality for African Americans.
Nearly 50 years after Brown, we appreciate the progress America has 
made, but we also recognize that there is still work to be done to 
ensure that our country lives up to the founding principle that all of 
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created equal. As we observe this Law Day and commemorate the 
anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education, I encourage all Americans to 
celebrate the great distance we have traveled as a Nation and to 
continue our work to promote equality and opportunity for all.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, in accordance with Public Law 87-20, as amended, do hereby 
proclaim May 1, 2004, as Law Day, U.S.A. I call upon all the people of 
the United States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and 
activities. I also call upon Government officials to display the flag of 
the United States in support of this national observance.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of 
April, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7779 of April 30, 2004

Loyalty Day, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

As Americans, we work to preserve the freedom declared by our Founding 
Fathers, defended by generations, and granted to every man and woman on 
Earth by the Almighty. On Loyalty Day, we are reminded that we are 
citizens with obligations to our country, to each other, and to our 
great legacy of freedom and democracy.
We learn lessons of loyalty from the selfless dedication and unwavering 
allegiance of our men and women in uniform. We are grateful for their 
courage and willingness to sacrifice for our country, and we stand 
united behind them. Through the ``On the Homefront'' program, a USA 
Freedom Corps initiative, many Americans are writing to service members, 
contributing to the purchase of care packages to be sent overseas, and 
helping the families of those deployed with basic family needs such as 
home repairs, financial planning, and child care. By supporting our 
troops and their families, citizens are making a difference in their 
communities and showing loyalty to our country through their patriotism.
America's citizens are also demonstrating their loyalty to our Nation 
through volunteer service. In answering the call to serve something 
greater than self, Americans reflect the compassion and decency that 
make our country great. Through the USA Freedom Corps, my Administration 
is providing information about volunteer opportunities to Americans so 
they can give back to their communities and help their fellow citizens 
in need. The hard work and generosity of America's volunteers help build 
a culture of service and responsible citizenship that strengthens 
America and sets a positive example for future generations.
Over the past few years, America has once again witnessed the loyalty 
and character of our citizens. We must continue to ensure that our young 
people know the great cause of freedom and why it is worth defending. 
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Founders believed the study of history and citizenship should be at the 
core of every American's education. By encouraging students to learn 
more about American history and values, we can help prepare the next 
generation of Americans to carry our heritage of freedom into the 
future. To further this goal, my Administration has created initiatives 
such as ``We the People'' and ``Our Documents'' to help bring the 
stories and documents central to our history into the modern classroom.
Loyalty Day encourages citizens to demonstrate their commitment to our 
country by supporting our military, serving each other, and teaching our 
young people about our history and values. Being an American is a 
privilege, and our patriotism is a living faith in our country's 
founding ideals and the promise of the American Dream.
The Congress, by Public Law 85-529, as amended, has designated May 1 of 
each year as ``Loyalty Day,'' and I ask all Americans to join me in this 
day of celebration and in reaffirming our allegiance to our Nation.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim May 1, 2004, as Loyalty Day. I call upon all 
the people of the United States to join in support of this national 
observance. I also call upon government officials to display the flag of 
the United States on all government buildings on Loyalty Day.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of 
April, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7780 of April 30, 2004

National Day of Prayer, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

In his first Inaugural Address, President George Washington prayed that 
the Almighty would preserve the freedom of all Americans. On the 
National Day of Prayer, we celebrate that freedom and America's great 
tradition of prayer. The National Day of Prayer encourages Americans of 
every faith to give thanks for God's many blessings and to pray for each 
other and our Nation.
Prayer is an opportunity to praise God for His mighty works, His gift of 
freedom, His mercy, and His boundless love. Through prayer, we recognize 
the limits of earthly power and acknowledge the sovereignty of God. 
According to Scripture, ``the Lord is near to all who call upon Him . . 
. He also will hear their cry, and save them.'' Prayer leads to humility 
and a grateful heart, and it turns our minds to the needs of others.
On this National Day of Prayer, we pray especially for the brave men and 
women of the United States Armed Forces who are serving around the world 
to defend the cause of liberty. We are grateful for their courage and 
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home. We also pray that the people of Iraq and Afghanistan, and 
throughout the Greater Middle East, may live in safety and freedom. 
During this time, we continue to ask God's blessing for our Nation, 
granting us strength to meet the challenges ahead and wisdom as we work 
to build a more peaceful future for all.
The Congress, by Public Law 100-307, as amended, has called on our 
citizens to reaffirm the role of prayer in our society by recognizing 
annually a ``National Day of Prayer.''
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim May 6, 2004, as a National Day of Prayer. I 
ask the citizens of our Nation to give thanks, each according to his or 
her own faith, for the freedoms and blessings we have received and for 
God's continued guidance and protection. I also urge all Americans to 
join in observing this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and 
activities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of 
April, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7781 of May 7, 2004

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

During Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, we honor the 
accomplishments of Asian/Pacific Americans and the many ways they have 
enriched our society and shaped the character of our Nation through 
their diverse languages, cultures, and religious beliefs.
Today, Asian/Pacific Americans are leaders in public service, business, 
government, science, law, education, athletics, the arts, and many other 
areas. Their love of family, community, and hard work has helped to 
uphold our Nation for many generations. Asian/Pacific American 
entrepreneurs are helping to strengthen our economy and our communities 
through their hard work and ingenuity, and they inspire a new generation 
of American innovation through their example.
Throughout our history, Asian/Pacific Americans have been patriots, 
answering the call to defend our Nation and to protect the blessings of 
liberty and democracy. Today, in the war on terror, Asian/Pacific 
Americans serve proudly as they carry on our Nation's noble tradition of 
advancing the cause of freedom around the world. We are grateful for the 
sacrifice of our men and women in uniform and those who love and support 
them as we fight to protect our homeland and make the world safe for 
democracy.
Today, the more than 13 million Americans of Asian or Pacific Island 
heritage contribute to the vitality, success, and prosperity of our 
Nation. To honor the achievements and contributions of Asian/Pacific 
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Congress by Public Law 102-450 as amended, has designated the month of 
May each year as ``Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month.''
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim May 2004 as Asian/Pacific American Heritage 
Month. I call upon the people of the United States to reflect upon the 
history of Asian/Pacific Americans and their many contributions to our 
Nation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of May, 
in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the Independence of 
the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7782 of May 7, 2004

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Physical fitness is an integral part of a healthy life and a healthy 
America. National Physical Fitness and Sports Month provides an 
opportunity for all Americans to learn more about the benefits of 
exercise and sports and to make being physically active part of their 
everyday lives.
Regular physical activity builds strength and aerobic fitness, provides 
motivation, promotes relaxation, and facilitates sleep for people of all 
ages and abilities. Regular exercise--in some cases, simply walking for 
half an hour--can help reduce the risk of many serious health problems, 
such as heart disease and diabetes. By participating in sports, 
individuals also learn teamwork, discipline, and how to accept victory 
and defeat with grace. These important lessons help build good character 
and teach strong values.
My Administration has recommended a few simple steps to achieve better 
health and fitness. Our HealthierUS Initiative promotes daily physical 
activity, healthy diets, and preventative screenings. It also encourages 
people to avoid tobacco and drugs, and to make responsible choices about 
alcohol. Across our country, people are making physical activity part of 
their daily lives by participating in the President's Challenge, a 
fitness program that helps them track weekly fitness activities and 
rewards them for reaching defined fitness goals.
As we observe National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, I urge adults 
and children to participate in regular physical activity. I encourage 
parents to make family time active, and I call on Americans to help 
motivate their friends to have anactive lifestyle. By exercising 
regularly and participating in sports, we can improve our health, set a 
positive example for our children, and help build a stronger future for 
our country.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 2004 as National 
Physical Fitness and Sports Month. I call upon the people of the United 
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to recognize the importance of daily physical activity and sports for 
all our citizens, and to make fitness a part of daily life. I also call 
on all Americans to celebrate this month with appropriate ceremonies, 
activities, and programs.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of May, 
in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the Independence of 
the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7783 of May 7, 2004

Mother's Day, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

President Theodore Roosevelt once said, ``The mother is the one supreme 
asset of national life; she is more important by far than the successful 
statesman, or business man, or artist, or scientist.'' Today, mothers 
continue to be an important part of our national character. On Mother's 
Day, we honor the women whose steadfast love and wisdom have made 
America a better place.
During the Civil War, Julia Ward Howe, author of ``The Battle Hymn of 
the Republic,'' proposed renaming July 4 as Mother's Day and a day 
dedicated to peace. Anna Reeves Jarvis also began working for a similar 
holiday and sponsored a Mother's Friendship Day in her hometown to 
reunite families divided by the war. It was not until 2 years after her 
mother's death that her daughter, Anna M. Jarvis, started the campaign 
for the observance of Mother's Day in the United States. By 1911, 
Mother's Day was observed in nearly every State of the Union, and in 
1914, responding to a joint resolution of the Congress, President 
Woodrow Wilson officially designated Mother's Day a national observance.
Motherhood is a rewarding and often difficult job. A mother is a child's 
first teacher and affects a child's life like few others can. Effective 
mothers can inspire their sons and daughters to love themselves and 
others, work hard, make healthy choices, serve causes greater than self, 
and achieve their dreams. Mothers who protect, teach, and nurture their 
children with all their hearts strengthen their families and help build 
a better future for our country.
This Mother's Day, we express our heartfelt thanks to our mothers for 
their unconditional love and guidance. We take time to recognize the 
many mothers who are supporting their brave sons and daughters in the 
Armed Forces, and the many others who are themselves serving proudly in 
defense of America's freedom and security. The service and sacrifice of 
these women reflect the best of our Nation. They and their loved ones 
are in our thoughts and prayers.

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The Congress, by a joint resolution approved May 8, 1914, as amended (38 
Stat. 770), has designated the second Sunday in May each year as 
``Mother's Day'' and has requested the President to call for its 
appropriate observance. In honor of all of our Nation's mothers, I am 
pleased to do so.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim May 9, 2004, as Mother's Day. I commend 
mothers for the important contributions they make to our society and 
encourage all Americans to express their love, gratitude, and respect 
for mothers, and to honor their mothers on this day and throughout the 
year.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of May, 
in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the Independence of 
the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7784 of May 7, 2004

Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Law enforcement officers are among America's greatest heroes. Every day, 
these men and women protect our families, homes, businesses, and 
communities.
Our dedicated peace officers put themselves at great risk while working 
tirelessly on the front lines in the fight against crime, violence, and 
terrorism. According to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial 
Fund, last year, 145 law enforcement officers made the ultimate 
sacrifice and gave their lives in the line of duty, while thousands of 
others were injured protecting our citizens from harm. On Peace Officers 
Memorial Day and throughout Police Week, we honor the memory of the 
fallen and recognize those who devote their lives to enforcing our laws, 
bringing criminals to justice, and making America safer and better.
Over the past year, many in our law enforcement community have been 
activated as Reservists or members of the National Guard. We are 
grateful to these officers and all our military personnel for answering 
the call to service, for their commitment to duty, and for the 
sacrifices they are making in defense of freedom.
By a joint resolution approved October 1, 1962, as amended, (76 Stat. 
676), the Congress has authorized and requested the President to 
designate May 15 of each year as ``Peace Officers Memorial Day'' and the 
week in which it falls as ``Police Week.''
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim May 15, 2004, as Peace Officers Memorial Day 
and May 9 through May 15, 2004, as Police Week. I call on all Americans 
to observe these events with appropriate ceremonies and activities.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of May, 
in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the Independence of 
the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7785 of May 14, 2004

National Defense Transportation Day and National Transportation Week, 
2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Each year, America's transportation system helps many travelers reach 
their destinations and carries more than 16 billion tons of freight 
worth almost $12 trillion. In addition, our transportation systems play 
a critical role in deploying and sustaining our troops and their 
equipment around the world.
Throughout our history, advances in transportation have been at the 
forefront of progress. Last December, we celebrated the centennial of 
the Wright Brothers' first flight in North Carolina. The pioneering work 
of the Wright Brothers and subsequent improvements in aviation ushered 
in new eras of freedom and captured the imaginations of people around 
the world.
Today, our Nation proudly continues this tradition of innovation in all 
transportation fields. As we observe National Defense Transportation Day 
and National Transportation Week, we continue to modernize 
transportation, and we honor transportation professionals who help to 
keep our transportation systems secure, efficient, and reliable.
To recognize the men and women who work in the transportation industry 
and who contribute to our Nation's well-being and defense, the Congress, 
by joint resolution approved May 16, 1957, as amended (36 U.S.C. 120), 
has designated the third Friday in May of each year as ``National 
Defense Transportation Day,'' and, by joint resolution approved May 14, 
1962, as amended (36 U.S.C. 133), declared that the week during which 
that Friday falls be designated as ``National Transportation Week.''
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim Friday, May 21, 2004, as National Defense 
Transportation Day and May 16 through May 22, 2004, as National 
Transportation Week.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of 
May, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7786 of May 14, 2004

National Hurricane Preparedness Week, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Hurricanes are among nature's most powerful forces, bringing destructive 
winds, tornadoes, and floods from torrential rains and ocean storm 
surges. Each year, several hurricanes develop off American shores in the 
Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, and Gulf of Mexico. Some of these strike 
the United States coastline every year, causing numerous fatalities and 
costing billions of dollars in damage. Many Americans are vulnerable to 
the dangers of these storms.
In recent years, advances in how we predict and track these storms have 
improved preparedness and saved lives, but people living in hurricane-
prone areas still must be prepared. The National Hurricane Center within 
the Department of Commerce's National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration (NOAA) recommends developing a family disaster plan, 
creating a disaster supply kit, and staying aware of current weather 
situations.
While citizens make preparations to keep themselves safe, the Federal 
Government is maintaining our commitment to improve forecasts to provide 
advance warning and to coordinate effective emergency response. The 
Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency is 
also working on a plan to better position disaster equipment and 
supplies, so Federal resources to support local emergency services 
arrive quickly.
While no policy can eliminate the threat that hurricanes pose to lives 
and property, cooperation among citizens and Federal, State, and local 
officials can reduce the dangers and provide a more effective response 
to these storms.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 16 through May 22, 
2004, as National Hurricane Preparedness Week. I call upon government 
agencies, private organizations, schools, news media, and residents in 
hurricane-prone areas to share information about hurricane preparedness 
and response, and to implement steps to minimize storm damage and save 
lives. I also call upon Americans living in the coastal areas of our 
Nation to use this opportunity to learn more about how to protect 
themselves against the effects of hurricanes and tropical storms.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of 
May, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7787 of May 14, 2004

Small Business Week, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

The dedication and entrepreneurial spirit of small business owners are 
vital to our Nation's economic growth and prosperity. We celebrate Small 
Business Week to applaud the efforts of America's small business men and 
women in our communities.
Small businesses are a central part of America's economy. They create 
approximately 70 percent of new private sector jobs in this country. As 
our Nation's economy continues to grow stronger, we must encourage their 
spirit of enterprise.
To help small businesses invest and create more jobs, we have decreased 
the tax burden. We have given small business men and women a fair chance 
to bid on government contracts. We have a plan to create more 
opportunity for America's small businesses and workers by making health 
care costs more affordable and predictable; streamlining regulations and 
paperwork requirements; reducing frivolous lawsuits; making America less 
dependent on foreign sources of energy; and permanently eliminating the 
death tax.
In this Small Business Week, we salute America's small business owners 
and entrepreneurs and workers for their contributions to America's 
prosperity and for making our Nation better and stronger.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 16 through May 22, 
2004, as Small Business Week. I call upon all the people of the United 
States to observe this week with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and 
programs that celebrate the achievements of small business owners and 
their employees and encourage and foster the development of new small 
businesses.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of 
May, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7788 of May 14, 2004

World Trade Week, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Participating in the world economy makes America's economy stronger. By 
opening new markets for American products and services, bringing lower

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prices and more choices to American consumers, and attracting foreign 
companies to invest and hire in the United States, free and fair trade 
helps create better jobs for American workers. During World Trade Week, 
we celebrate the benefits trade brings to our citizens, our economy, and 
to countries and people around the world.
Since World War II, the United States has led the world in advancing 
trade to create jobs for American workers, increase choice for 
consumers, and ensure that quality American goods and services are sold 
on every continent. Today, millions of American jobs depend on our goods 
and services being sold overseas, and foreign-owned companies and their 
suppliers employ millions of Americans here at home.
My Administration has aggressively negotiated trade agreements that 
slash foreign tariffs and remove the barriers to selling American goods 
and services around the world. Since 2001, we have entered into free 
trade agreements with Chile and Singapore and concluded negotiations 
with Australia, Morocco, the Dominican Republic, and five countries in 
Central America. Free trade agreement negotiations with Colombia, 
Ecuador, Peru, Panama, Bahrain, Thailand, and five member countries of 
the Southern African Customs Union are in progress or about to begin. We 
are also working with our neighbors in the Western Hemisphere to create 
a Free Trade Area of the Americas that will form the world's largest 
common market and improve the lives of citizens in America and these 
countries. By opening foreign markets to American exports and 
encouraging foreign countries to set up operations in the United States, 
all of these agreements help create more and better jobs in our Nation. 
They also help increase prosperity for our workers.
For American businesses and their employees to continue to outperform 
other countries, America must remain the best place to do business and 
invest capital. In addition, we must ensure that our citizens are 
prepared for the high-skilled jobs our economy is creating. By fostering 
an environment where the entrepreneurial spirit flourishes and by 
providing workers with the best skills and education in the world, we 
can maintain our country's economic leadership and help all our citizens 
achieve a better life.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 16 through May 22, 
2004, as World Trade Week. I encourage all Americans to observe this 
week with events, trade shows, and educational programs that celebrate 
the benefits of trade to our Nation and the global economy.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of 
May, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7789 of May 21, 2004

National Maritime Day, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

National Maritime Day provides an opportunity to recognize the men and 
women of the United States Merchant Marine and their contributions to 
our national security and economic strength.
Since they first offered their ships and services to assist the 
Continental Navy in our struggle for independence, to their 
distinguished service in World War II, merchant mariners have 
courageously sacrificed to protect our country and defend our freedoms. 
In 1936, America recognized the contributions of these patriots and 
established the U.S. Merchant Marine ``as a naval or military auxiliary 
in time of war or national emergency.'' Today, merchant mariners are 
delivering essential supplies and equipment to our troops in Iraq and 
bravely serving the cause of liberty. They continue to play an important 
role in our Nation's efforts to advance democracy, peace, and freedom 
around the world, and we are grateful for their dedication.
Merchant mariners also contribute significantly to the U.S. maritime 
transportation system. More than 95 percent of non-North American trade 
enters our country through our seaports. These ports handle more than 
$740 billion and 2 billion tons of domestic and international freight 
each year. Those in the maritime industry, including merchant mariners, 
enhance waterborne commerce and help promote America's economic growth.
Today, we honor the courage, determination, and service of our Nation's 
merchant mariners and remember the many who have given their lives in 
defense of our country. Their work reflects the patriotism and devotion 
to duty that make America great.
In recognition of the importance of the U.S. Merchant Marine, the 
Congress, by joint resolution approved on May 20, 1933, as amended, has 
designated May 22 of each year as ``National Maritime Day,'' and has 
authorized and requested that the President issue an annual proclamation 
calling for its appropriate observance.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim May 22, 2004, as National Maritime Day. I 
call upon the people of the United States to celebrate this observance 
and to display the flag of the United States at their homes and in their 
communities. I also request that all ships sailing under the American 
flag dress ship on that day.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-first day of 
May, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7790 of May 21, 2004

National Safe Boating Week, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Our Nation's many waterways give millions of boating enthusiasts the 
opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and spend time with family and 
friends. With nearly 13 million recreational boats on our oceans, lakes, 
and rivers, boating is a popular pastime. However, far too many 
Americans are hurt or killed each year in boating accidents that are 
largely preventable.
Each year, of the thousands of boating accidents that occur, many are 
caused by operators who are careless, reckless, or inexperienced. In 
most cases, boat operators had received no safety instruction, and many 
of those who died could have been saved if they had worn life jackets. 
During National Safe Boating week, we seek to raise awareness to improve 
safety and reduce accidents on our Nation's waters.
Across the Nation, many groups are working to teach recreational boaters 
how they can make boating safer through the 2004 North American Safe 
Boating Campaign. These include the U.S. Coast Guard, the Coast Guard 
Auxiliary, the National Safe Boating Council, and the National 
Association of State Boating Law Administrators. These groups recommend 
that boaters get boat safety checks, ensure that boats are properly 
maintained, take safe boating classes, be aware of homeland security 
issues, always wear a life jacket, and never operate a boat under the 
influence of alcohol or drugs. By learning about boating safety and 
taking some simple precautions, recreational boaters can reduce the risk 
of accidents and ensure that they enjoy their time on the water 
responsibly.
In recognition of the importance of safe boating practices, the 
Congress, by joint resolution approved June 4, 1958 (36 U.S.C. 131), as 
amended, has authorized and requested the President to proclaim annually 
the 7-day period prior to Memorial Day weekend as ``National Safe 
Boating Week.''
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim May 22 through May 28, 2004, as National 
Safe Boating Week. I encourage the Governors of the 50 States and the 
Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and officials of other areas subject to the 
jurisdiction of the United States, to join in observing this occasion. I 
also urge all boaters to learn more about safe boating practices, always 
wear life jackets, and take advantage of boating safety programs 
throughout the year.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-first day of 
May, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7791 of May 26, 2004

Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

For more than two centuries, Americans have been called to defend the 
founding ideals of our democracy. On Memorial Day, a grateful Nation 
remembers the proud patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice in defense 
of liberty's blessings.
From the opening battles of the American Revolution through the turmoil 
of the Civil War, to World War I, World War II, Korea, and Vietnam, to 
the Persian Gulf and today's operations in the war on terror in 
Afghanistan, Iraq, and around the world, the members of our military 
have built a tradition of honorable and faithful service. As we observe 
Memorial Day, we remember the more than one million Americans who have 
died to preserve our freedom, the more than 140,000 citizens who were 
prisoners of war, and all those who were declared missing in action. We 
also honor our veterans for their dedication to America and their 
sacrifice.
This year, we honor many heroes by observing the 60th anniversary of D-
Day on the beaches of Normandy, and by dedicating the National World War 
II Memorial in Washington, D.C. In a radio address on June 6, 1944, 
President Franklin Roosevelt described these service members as the 
``pride of our Nation,'' who struggled to preserve our civilization. The 
fallen from that fateful day and that war will always be remembered. 
They hold a cherished place in the history of the United States and in 
the memories of the people they liberated.
Today, all who wear the uniform of the United States are serving at a 
crucial hour in history, and each has answered a great call to serve our 
Nation on the front lines of freedom. As we continue to fight terrorism 
and promote peace and freedom, let us pray for the safety and strength 
of our troops, for God's blessing on them and their families, and for 
those who have lost loved ones.
On this Memorial Day, we honor all of our fallen soldiers, their 
commitment to our country, and their legacy of patriotism and sacrifice. 
By giving their lives in the cause of freedom, these heroes have 
protected and inspired all Americans.
In respect for their devotion to America, the Congress, by a joint 
resolution approved on May 11, 1950, as amended (64 Stat. 158), has 
requested the President to issue a proclamation calling on the people of 
the United States to observe each Memorial Day as a day of prayer for 
permanent peace and designating a period on that day when the people of 
the United States might unite in prayer. The Congress, by Public Law 
106-579, has also designated the minute beginning at 3:00 p.m. local 
time on that day as a time for all Americans to observe the National 
Moment of Remembrance.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim Memorial Day, May 31, 2004, as a day of 
prayer for permanent peace, and I designate the hour beginning in each 
locality at 11:00 a.m. of that day as a time to unite in prayer. I also 
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Americans to observe the National Moment of Remembrance beginning at 
3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day. I urge the press, radio, 
television, and all other media to participate in these observances.
I also request the Governors of the United States and the Commonwealth 
of Puerto Rico, and the appropriate officials of all units of 
government, to direct that the flag be flown at half-staff until noon on 
this Memorial Day on all buildings, grounds, and naval vessels 
throughout the United States, and in all areas under its jurisdiction 
and control. I also request the people of the United States to display 
the flag at half-staff from their homes for the customary forenoon 
period.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-sixth day of 
May, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7792 of June 5, 2004

D-Day National Remembrance Day, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Sixty years ago, the soldiers, sailors, and airmen of the Allied 
Expeditionary Force invaded Normandy in northern France to open a new 
front in our war against Nazism and tyranny. The courage of these troops 
turned the tide of World War II and changed the fate of the world 
forever. Their extraordinary service in the face of great danger 
demonstrated the finest qualities of our Nation and of our Allies, and 
millions around the world today live in freedom because of their 
sacrifice. By remembering the heroic actions of our Armed Forces at 
Utah, Omaha, Gold, Juno, and Sword beaches in 1944, we honor a 
generation who served this country and saved liberty for people 
everywhere.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim June 6, 2004, as D-Day National Remembrance 
Day. I call upon all Americans to observe this occasion with appropriate 
activities, ceremonies and programs designed to honor those who served 
and sacrificed to liberate Europe and defend America's freedom and 
security.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of June, 
in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the Independence of 
the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7793 of June 5, 2004

National Child's Day, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Children are a precious gift and a source of great hope for our future. 
National Child's Day celebrates children and reminds us of the 
importance of nurturing a child's personal development and providing a 
safe environment in which to grow.
Children need our guidance and support. During this time in America's 
history, teaching our children to love our Nation and its values remains 
a critical responsibility. We need to help young people understand that 
freedom is God's gift to every man and woman and that America's legacy 
is one of ensuring liberty for all. Our children also need to know about 
what other generations have done to build and preserve this great 
country, including the service and sacrifice of the men and women who 
have defended our Nation. To help prepare our next generation of leaders 
to carry on America's tradition of freedom, my Administration has 
launched the ``We the People'' initiative to improve the teaching of 
history and civics in America's schools, along with the ``Our 
Documents'' initiative to help make the treasures in our Nation's 
archives more accessible to students and teachers.
Building a solid foundation of character education for our young people 
helps to keep our country strong. We live by the immutable values that 
families, schools, and religious congregations instill in us. To assist 
these fundamental institutions as they shape generations of Americans, 
my Administration is supporting Partnerships in Character Education, 
which helps establish educational programs that focus on caring, civic 
virtue, citizenship, justice, fairness, respect, responsibility, and 
trustworthiness. It is essential to teach these morals with confidence 
and conviction, as they will guide America's children through their 
lives.
Government cannot replace the love of a family in a child's life, but it 
can help create an environment where children can grow into healthy, 
responsible adults. My Administration has taken several steps to 
strengthen education and promote the safety and well-being of America's 
children. I signed the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 to transform 
education and open the door of opportunity to all of our children. We 
have also strengthened laws to protect children from criminals and 
expanded the AMBER Alert system to help recover abducted children. And 
because the decisions young people make now can affect their health and 
character for the rest of their lives, my Administration is working to 
send positive messages to children to help them make healthy lifestyle 
choices, avoid the dangers of drug use, and to develop healthy eating 
and exercise habits early in life.
On National Child's Day, we recognize the importance of working together 
to create a society that is safe for our children, and we renew our 
commitment to helping families build a bright future for young people 
and our Nation.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
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laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 6, 2004, as National 
Child's Day. I urge all Americans to set a positive example for children 
and to work to ensure that their communities are safe and supportive 
places that help young people grow and reach their full potential. I 
also call upon citizens to observe this day with appropriate programs, 
ceremonies, and activities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of June, 
in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the Independence of 
the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7794 of June 6, 2004

Announcing the Death of Ronald Reagan

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

TO THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES:

It is my sad duty to announce officially the death of Ronald Reagan, the 
fortieth President of the United States, on June 5, 2004.
We are blessed to live in a Nation, and a world, that have been shaped 
by the will, the leadership, and the vision of Ronald Reagan.
With an unshakable faith in the values of our country and the character 
of our people, Ronald Reagan renewed America's confidence and restored 
our Nation. His optimism, strength, and humility epitomized the American 
spirit. He always told us that for America the best was yet to come.
Ronald Reagan believed that God takes the side of justice and that 
America has a special calling to oppose tyranny and defend freedom. 
Through his courage and determination, he enhanced America's security 
and advanced the spread of peace, liberty, and democracy to millions of 
people who had lived in darkness and oppression. As America's President, 
Ronald Reagan helped change the world.
President Reagan has left us, but he has left us stronger and better. We 
take comfort in the knowledge that he has left us for a better place, 
the shining city that awaits him.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of 
the United States, in honor and tribute to the memory of Ronald Reagan, 
and as an expression of public sorrow, do hereby direct that the flag of 
the United States be displayed at half-staff at the White House and on 
all buildings, grounds, and Naval vessels of the United States for a 
period of 30 days from the day of his death. I also direct that for the 
same length of time, the representatives of the United States in foreign 
countries shall make similar arrangements for the display of the flag at 
half-staff over their Embassies, Legations, and other facilities abroad, 
including all military facilities and stations.

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I hereby order that suitable honors be rendered by units of the Armed 
Forces under orders of the Secretary of Defense.
I do further appoint Friday, June 11, 2004, as a National Day of 
Mourning throughout the United States. I call on the American people to 
assemble on that day in their respective places of worship, there to pay 
homage to the memory of President Reagan. I invite the people of the 
world who share our grief to join us in this solemn observance.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of June, 
in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the Independence of 
the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7795 of June 4, 2004

Great Outdoors Month, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

More than 200 years ago, Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark 
embarked upon an expedition to explore uncharted lands and find passage 
across the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Ocean. During the Captains' 
journey, their Corps of Discovery encountered remarkable landscapes, 
observed wildlife, and traded with American Indians. Two years into his 
experience, Captain Lewis was inspired by the beauty of a waterfall 
along the Missouri River that he called in his journal, ``the grandest 
sight I ever beheld.'' Today, the splendor of the great outdoors 
continues to inspire our citizens, and a love of outdoor recreation 
remains a fundamental part of the American character. By observing Great 
Outdoors Month, we celebrate our commitment to appreciating and 
protecting our natural wealth.
Outdoor recreation is an ideal way to exercise and enjoy memorable 
experiences with family and friends, and all across our country are 
scenic places that sports and nature enthusiasts can explore and help 
keep beautiful. During Great Outdoors Month and throughout the year, I 
encourage Americans to go camping, fishing, hunting, hiking, bird 
watching, boating, or to participate in other outdoor activities that 
are part of a healthy lifestyle.
The true strength of our Nation lies in the hearts and souls of our 
citizens, and I urge all Americans not only to visit our parks and 
recreation areas, but also to volunteer their time and talents to help 
maintain the beauty of our environment. Good stewardship of the 
environment is not just a personal responsibility, it is a public value; 
and citizens who lend a hand to local parks and public lands are vital 
to the preservation of our Nation's many special places. Americans can 
take pride in the remarkable progress we continue to make in conserving 
our environment and natural resources.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2004 as Great 
Outdoors Month. I call upon the people of the United States to observe 
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with appropriate ceremonies and activities and to participate in safe 
and enjoyable outdoor recreation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of June, 
in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the Independence of 
the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7796 of June 12, 2004

Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

For more than 200 years, the American flag has served as a symbol of our 
country's enduring freedom and unity. Old Glory has welcomed generations 
of immigrants to America's shores and is displayed proudly on homes, at 
schools, and over businesses across our country. During times of war, 
our flag has rallied our citizens to defend the blessings of liberty at 
home and abroad. It has accompanied our troops into battle and been 
given to grieving families at the grave sites of fallen heroes. Today, 
as our brave men and women in uniform fight terrorism and advance 
freedom, the flag inspires patriotism and pride across our Nation and 
around the world.
Each year on June 14, we honor the American flag and recall the adoption 
of our first official national flag by the Continental Congress in 1777. 
The first Flag Day observances began quietly in the 19th century as 
State and local celebrations recognizing the anniversary of the Stars 
and Stripes. Inspired by these patriotic gatherings, President Woodrow 
Wilson established the first national observance by proclamation in 
1916. To commemorate the adoption of our flag, the Congress, by joint 
resolution approved August 3, 1949, as amended (63 Stat. 492), 
designated June 14 of each year as ``Flag Day'' and requested that the 
President issue an annual proclamation calling for its observance and 
for the display of the Flag of the United States on all Federal 
Government buildings. The Congress also requested, by joint resolution 
approved June 9, 1966, as amended (80 Stat. 194), that the President 
issue annually a proclamation designating the week in which June 14 
occurs as ``National Flag Week'' and calling upon all citizens of the 
United States to display the flag during that week.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim June 14, 2004, as Flag Day and the week 
beginning June 13, 2004, as National Flag Week. I direct the appropriate 
officials to display the flag on all Federal Government buildings during 
that week, and I urge all Americans to observe Flag Day and National 
Flag Week by flying the Stars and Stripes from their homes and other 
suitable places. I also call upon the people of the United States to 
observe with pride and all due ceremony those days from Flag Day through 
Independence Day, also set aside by the Congress (89 Stat. 211), as a 
time to honor America, to celebrate our heritage in public gatherings 
and activities, and to publicly recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the 
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twelfth day of 
June, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7797 of June 19, 2004

Father's Day, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

A special bond exists between a father and his children. On Father's 
Day, we recognize the important role fathers play in the American 
family, and we honor them for their strength, love, and commitment.
After listening to a church service on Mother's Day 1909, Sonora Dodd 
proposed a day to honor fathers. She was inspired by the courage and 
sacrifice of her own father, a Civil War veteran, who reared six 
children by himself after his wife's death. As others began to celebrate 
it, the idea for Father's Day spread across America. In 1966, President 
Lyndon Johnson officially proclaimed Father's Day as a national 
observance.
Fathers have a duty to love their children with all their hearts and 
prepare them to be independent, compassionate, and responsible citizens. 
A father's words and actions are critical in shaping the character of 
his children. A father's love helps teach them right from wrong, 
explains to them the consequences of bad decisions, and strengthens them 
with encouragement.
As we honor our fathers on this day, we express our heartfelt 
appreciation for their leadership, support, and protection for their 
children and families. We particularly recognize the many fathers who 
are far from home, serving our Nation and defending the cause of freedom 
around the world. They have answered a great call and live by a code of 
honor and duty that serves as an example for their sons and daughters 
and for all Americans.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, in accordance with a joint resolution of the Congress approved 
April 24, 1972, as amended (36 U.S.C. 109), do hereby proclaim June 20, 
2004, as Father's Day. I encourage all Americans to express love, 
admiration, and thanks to their fathers for their contributions to our 
lives and to society. I direct the appropriate officials of the 
Government to display the flag of the United States on all Government 
buildings on this day. I also call upon State and local governments and 
citizens to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and 
activities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this nineteenth day of 
June, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7798 of June 22, 2004

Black Music Month, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

The creativity and variety of African-American composers, singers, and 
musicians have shaped America's artistic and cultural landscape. During 
Black Music Month, we celebrate and honor the extraordinary impact of 
African-American music on our Nation's musical heritage.
The artistry of black musicians changes as each generation brings new 
talent and trends. Yet, there is a continuous theme. From the profound 
spirituality of African indigenous faith that influenced gospel, through 
the development of blues and jazz, to the emergence of rhythm and blues 
and rock and roll, we hear the richness of the African-American 
experience, past and present.
The earliest African-American music echoed the struggle of the 
oppressed, the trust of the faithful, and the endurance of the weary. We 
hear the voice of hope in work songs, hymns, psalms, and spirituals. The 
musical expression that captured the struggle for freedom and equality 
formed the foundation for gospel, blues, and jazz. African-American 
churchgoers transformed early spirituals into gospel music, giving voice 
to praises that still move listeners today. In the early 20th century, 
performers like Ida Cox and Tommy Johnson gave life to the improvised 
performances and style of the blues. As artists migrated to cities, the 
blues developed into an urban phenomenon and evolved into a major force 
in contemporary music.
During the same period, early pioneers such as Duke Ellington and Jelly 
Roll Morton were merging African musical roots with popular and church 
music to create a distinctively American sound: jazz. Songs first played 
in clubs in New Orleans, Memphis, and Chicago are now recognized and 
loved around the world. As jazz has expanded beyond its acoustic roots, 
African-American dreams, hopes, and joys have remained at the music's 
core.
The brilliance of new musical expressions emerged with rhythm and blues 
in the 1940s and rock and roll in the 1950s. Songs from great artists 
performing today embody the enduring appeal of this music. As black 
music continues to bring enjoyment to us all, the commemoration of this 
month expresses our Nation's recognition of its influence and our pride 
in its legacy.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2004 as Black Music 
Month. I encourage all Americans to learn more about the history of 
black music and to enjoy the great contributions of African-American 
musicians.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-second day 
of June, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7799 of June 26, 2004

National HIV Testing Day, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Every day, 8,000 lives are lost in the global AIDS pandemic. In our 
country, nearly 1 million people are infected with HIV, and 
approximately 40,000 more contract it each year. National HIV Testing 
Day is an opportunity for Americans to increase their awareness of this 
terrible disease and to get tested for HIV/AIDS. By working together to 
end this pandemic, our Nation's citizens contribute to a brighter future 
for themselves and for people around the world.
New drugs and new treatments are bringing hope and enhancing the quality 
of life for those who are affected by HIV/AIDS. However, these advances 
can only help individuals if they know their HIV status. The National 
HIV Testing Day theme, ``It's better to know,'' highlights the 
importance of education in helping people make healthy decisions about 
preventing and treating HIV/AIDS. Approximately one-quarter of people 
who are HIV positive do not know that they are carriers. Without knowing 
their status, they cannot get the treatment they need and may 
unknowingly spread new infections. Today, testing is easier than ever. 
It is imperative that those at risk for HIV/AIDS get tested.
To reach out to HIV/AIDS sufferers in need, I recently announced $20 
million in immediate new funding to deliver lifesaving drugs to 
Americans who are awaiting them. I have proposed in my 2005 budget to 
spend more than $17 billion here at home to expand prevention efforts 
such as regular testing and abstinence education, care and treatment, 
and research efforts to combat HIV/AIDS. In addition, this budget 
proposal doubles funding for abstinence-only programs, because 
abstinence is the only sure way to avoid sexually transmitted diseases. 
My Administration is working through the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention's Advancing HIV Prevention initiative to encourage routine 
testing as a normal part of health care. At-risk individuals who make 
the decision to get tested are taking a step toward saving their own 
lives and the lives of others.
My Administration is also fully engaged in the global fight against HIV/
AIDS. I have proposed a record $15 billion over 5 years to combat the 
spread of HIV/AIDS around the world, with a focus on some of the 
hardest-hit countries of Africa, the Caribbean, and Asia. This money 
will be used to prevent 7 million new infections, treat 2 million HIV-
infected people with life-extending drugs, and care for 10 million 
individuals impacted by this disease, including orphans.
And, working with international partners, we will support intensified 
research to create a vaccine and find a cure. While AIDS remains a 
source of great suffering for many individuals, worldwide efforts are 
bringing us closer to the day when AIDS will be defeated.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 27, 2004, as National 
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against HIV/AIDS. I also urge those at risk to get tested for the 
disease and to learn more about how to end this health threat in America 
and around the world.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-sixth day of 
June, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7800 of June 30, 2004

To Modify Duty-Free Treatment Under the Generalized System of 
Preferences

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

1. Pursuant to section 503(c)(1) of title V of the Trade Act of 1974, as 
amended (the ``1974 Act'') (19 U.S.C. 2463(c)(1)), the President may 
withdraw, suspend, or limit designation of specified articles provided 
for in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) as 
eligible for preferential tariff treatment under the Generalized System 
of Preferences (GSP) when imported from designated beneficiary 
developing countries.
2. Pursuant to section 503(c)(2)(A) of the 1974 Act (19 U.S.C. 
2463(c)(2)(A)), beneficiary developing countries, except those 
designated as least-developed beneficiary developing countries or 
beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries pursuant to section 
503(c)(2)(D) of the 1974 Act (19 U.S.C. 2463(c)(2)(D)), are subject to 
competitive need limitations on the preferential treatment afforded 
under the GSP to eligible articles.
3. Section 503(c)(2)(C) of the 1974 Act (19 U.S.C. 2463(c)(2)(C)) 
provides that a country that is no longer treated as a beneficiary 
developing country with respect to an eligible article may be 
redesignated as a beneficiary developing country with respect to such 
article if imports of such article from such country did not exceed the 
competitive need limitations in section 503(c)(2)(A) during the 
preceding calendar year.
4. Section 503(c)(2)(F) of the 1974 Act (19 U.S.C. 2463(c)(2)(F)) 
provides that the President may disregard the competitive need 
limitation provided in section 503(c)(2)(A)(i)(II) (19 U.S.C. 
2463(c)(2)(A)(i)(II)) with respect to any eligible article from any 
beneficiary developing country if the aggregate appraised value of the 
imports of such article into the United States during the preceding 
calendar year does not exceed an amount set forth in section 
503(c)(2)(F)(ii) (19 U.S.C. 2463(c)(2)(F)(ii)).
5. Pursuant to section 503(d) of the 1974 Act (19 U.S.C. 2463(d)), the 
President may waive the application of the competitive need limitations 
in section 503(c)(2)(A) with respect to any eligible article from any 
beneficiary developing country if certain conditions are met.
6. Pursuant to section 503(c)(1) of the 1974 Act, and having considered 
the factors set forth in sections 501 and 502(c) (19 U.S.C. 2461 and 
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I have determined that it is appropriate to withdraw the designation of 
certain articles as eligible articles under the GSP when imported from 
any beneficiary developing country. In order to do so for two of the 
articles, it is necessary to subdivide and amend the nomenclature of 
existing subheadings of the HTS.
7. Pursuant to section 503(c)(1) of the 1974 Act, and having considered 
the factors set forth in sections 501 and 502(c), I have determined to 
limit the application of duty-free treatment accorded to a certain 
article from a certain beneficiary developing country.
8. Pursuant to section 503(c)(1) and 503(c)(2)(A) of the 1974 Act, I 
have determined that certain beneficiary countries should no longer 
receive preferential tariff treatment under the GSP with respect to 
certain eligible articles that were imported in quantities exceeding the 
applicable competitive need limitation in 2003.
9. Pursuant to section 503(c)(2)(C) of the 1974 Act, I have determined 
that certain countries should be redesignated as beneficiary developing 
countries with respect to certain eligible articles that previously had 
been imported in quantities exceeding the competitive need limitations 
of section 503(c)(2)(A).
10. Pursuant to section 503(c)(2)(F) of the 1974 Act, I have determined 
that the competitive need limitation provided in section 
503(c)(2)(A)(i)(II) should be waived with respect to certain eligible 
articles from certain beneficiary developing countries.
11. Pursuant to section 503(d) of the 1974 Act, I have determined that 
the competitive need limitations of section 503(c)(2)(A) should be 
waived with respect to certain eligible articles from certain 
beneficiary developing countries. I have received the advice of the 
International Trade Commission on whether any industries in the United 
States are likely to be adversely affected by such waiver, and I have 
determined, based on that advice and on the considerations described in 
sections 501 and 502(c), that such waivers are in the national economic 
interest of the United States.
12. Section 604 of the 1974 Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2483), authorizes 
the President to embody in the HTS the substance of the relevant 
provisions of that Act, and of other acts affecting import treatment, 
and actions thereunder, including the removal, modification, 
continuance, or imposition of any rate of duty or other import 
restriction.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, acting under the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
the laws of the United States of America, including but not limited to 
title V and section 604 of the 1974 Act (19 U.S.C. 2461-7, 2483), do 
proclaim that:
    (1) In order to provide that one or more countries that have not 
been treated as beneficiary developing countries with respect to one or 
more eligible articles be redesignated as beneficiary developing 
countries with respect to such article or articles for purposes of the 
GSP, and, in order to provide that one or more countries no longer be 
treated as a beneficiary developing country with respect to one or more 
eligible articles for purposes of the GSP, general note 4(d) to the HTS 
is modified as provided in section A of Annex I to this proclamation.

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    (2) In order to withdraw the designation of certain articles as 
eligible articles for purposes of the GSP, the HTS is modified by 
amending and subdividing the nomenclature of certain existing HTS 
subheadings as provided in section B of Annex I to this proclamation.
    (3) (a) In order to provide preferential tariff treatment under the 
GSP to a beneficiary developing country that has been excluded from the 
benefits of the GSP for certain eligible articles, the Rates of Duty 1-
Special subcolumn for such HTS subheadings is modified as provided for 
in section C(1) of Annex I to this proclamation.

   (b) In order to provide that one or more countries not be treated as a 
beneficiary developing country with respect to certain eligible articles 
for purposes of the GSP, the Rates of Duty 1-Special subcolumn for such HTS 
subheadings is modified as provided for in section C(2) of Annex I to this 
proclamation.

   (c) In order to withdraw preferential tariff treatment under the GSP for 
a certain article imported from any beneficiary developing country, the 
Rates of Duty 1-Special subcolumn for such HTS subheading is modified as 
provided for in section C(3) of Annex I to this proclamation.

    (4) A waiver of the application of section 503(c)(2)(A) (i)(II) of 
the 1974 Act shall apply to the eligible articles in the HTS subheadings 
and to the beneficiary developing countries listed in Annex II to this 
proclamation.
    (5) A waiver of the application of section 503(c)(2)(A) of the 1974 
Act shall apply to the eligible article in the HTS subheading and to the 
beneficiary developing country listed in Annex III to this proclamation.
    (6) Any provisions of previous proclamations or Executive Orders 
that are inconsistent with the actions taken in this proclamation are 
superseded to the extent of such inconsistency.
    (7) (a) The modifications made by Annex I to this proclamation shall 
be effective with respect to articles entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse for consumption, on or after July 1, 2004.

  (b) The actions taken in Annex II to this proclamation shall be effective 
on July 1, 2004.

  (c) The action taken in Annex III to this proclamation shall be effective 
on the date of this proclamation.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of 
June, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7801 of July 2, 2004

Returning the Flag of the United States to Full-Staff

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

By the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the 
Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in honor 
and tribute to the memory of Ronald Reagan, it is hereby ordered that 
the flag of the United States shall be displayed at full-staff at the 
White House and on all buildings, grounds, and Naval vessels of the 
United States beginning July 3, 2004. I also direct that beginning on 
that same date, the representatives of the United States in foreign 
countries shall make similar arrangements for the display of the flag at 
full-staff over their Embassies, Legations, and other facilities abroad, 
including all military facilities and stations.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of July, 
in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the Independence of 
the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-eighth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7802 of July 16, 2004

Captive Nations Week, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Each year during Captive Nations Week, the United States reaffirms our 
commitment to building a world where human rights, democracy, and 
freedom are respected and protected by the rule of law. As Americans, we 
believe the nonnegotiable demands of human dignity must be upheld 
without regard to race, gender, creed, or nationality. We stand in 
solidarity with those living under repressive regimes who seek democracy 
and peaceful changes in their homelands.
Throughout our Nation's history, our brave men and women in uniform have 
fought for the freedom of those suffering under authoritarian 
governments. From Nazi Germany to Bosnia, and Afghanistan to Iraq, 
American service members have fought to remove brutal leaders. The 
American people and their generous contributions have helped to rebuild 
traumatized nations and given the oppressed hope for the future. More 
than a year ago, American service members and our coalition partners 
freed the Iraqi people from a dictatorship that routinely tortured and 
executed innocent civilians. Since then, Americans have helped the Iraqi 
people establish institutions for the protection of human rights, based 
on democratic principles, to ensure that freedom will endure in the new 
Iraq.

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Earlier this summer, as our Nation paid respect to President Ronald 
Reagan, we recognized his contributions to ending the Cold War and 
advancing freedom around the world. In his first Inaugural Address, 
President Reagan said: ``Above all, we must realize that no arsenal or 
no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and 
moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in 
today's world do not have. It is a weapon that we as Americans do 
have.'' These words carry forward today as we continue to push for 
democratic freedoms and human rights around the world.
The Congress, by Joint Resolution approved July 17, 1959 (73 Stat. 212), 
has authorized and requested the President to issue a proclamation 
designating the third week in July of each year as ``Captive Nations 
Week.''
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim July 18 through July 24, 2004, as Captive 
Nations Week. I call upon the people of the United States to observe 
this week with appropriate ceremonies and activities and to reaffirm 
their commitment to all those seeking liberty, justice, and self-
determination.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixteenth day of 
July, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7803 of July 23, 2004

Parents' Day, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Parents are a source of hope, help, stability, and love for their 
children. Parents also teach children important values like courage, 
compassion, self-reliance, reverence, integrity, and respect for others. 
As we celebrate Parents' Day, we recognize the important contributions 
of America's parents and renew our commitment to standing with our 
families to help them raise healthy, responsible children.
Parenthood is a privilege and a great joy that comes with great 
responsibility. Mothers and fathers play the vital roles of provider, 
nurturer, disciplinarian, counselor, advocate, educator, and motivator. 
They offer unconditional love and help their children to realize their 
dreams. As parents work to send the right messages to our young people, 
they shape the character and future of our Nation.
To help strengthen American families and encourage parents' active 
involvement in the lives of their children, my Administration is 
committed to promoting healthy marriages and responsible fatherhood. We 
are providing information to parents on early childhood education and 
development and supporting community-based parenting education programs. 
We are also providing parents with more options in educating their 
children and more opportunities to adopt young boys and girls in need.

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On Parents' Day, we honor America's mothers and fathers for their 
guidance, support, and unconditional love for their children. The 
tireless efforts of parents, stepparents, adoptive parents, and foster 
parents make our Nation stronger and help build a better future for all 
our citizens.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States and consistent with Public Law 103-362, as 
amended, do hereby proclaim Sunday, July 25, 2004, as Parents' Day. I 
encourage all Americans to express their love, respect, and appreciation 
to parents across our Nation. I also call upon citizens to observe this 
day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-third day of 
July, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7804 of July 26, 2004

Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) marked a milestone in 
our Nation's quest to guarantee the civil rights of all citizens. The 
ADA is a success story that has strengthened the foundation for an 
America where we celebrate the talents and abilities of every person.
On the 14th anniversary of this landmark legislation, we recognize the 
important progress the ADA has brought about for our citizens and our 
Nation. Today, individuals with disabilities are better able to develop 
meaningful skills, engage in productive work, and participate fully in 
society. Yet, our work is not finished. The millions of Americans with 
disabilities continue to face both physical barriers and false 
perceptions. Removing those obstacles requires a determined and focused 
commitment to the goals of the ADA: equality of opportunity, economic 
self-sufficiency, full participation, and independent living.
My Administration continues its work to achieve these goals. My New 
Freedom Initiative, announced in February 2001, sets out a comprehensive 
strategy for the full integration of people with disabilities into all 
aspects of American life. The Department of Justice has established the 
ADA Business Connection to build partnerships between the business 
community and people with disabilities. This program helps increase 
voluntary compliance with the ADA and brings individuals with 
disabilities into the mainstream of our economy. Through Project Civic 
Access, we have reached agreements with cities and towns across the 
country to ensure that people with disabilities are integrated into 
community life. In addition, I have signed executive orders that remove 
barriers to equal opportunities faced by people with disabilities.

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On July 22, 2004, I signed an Executive Order that makes government 
agencies responsible for properly taking into account agency employees 
and customers with disabilities in emergency preparedness planning and 
coordination with other government entities. To help coordinate this 
effort, the Executive Order establishes the Interagency Coordinating 
Council on Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disabilities.
I also signed an Executive Order on February 24, 2004, to improve 
transportation for people who are transportation-disadvantaged, 
including people with disabilities. This order helps Federally assisted 
community transportation services provide seamless, comprehensive, and 
accessible transportation services to people who rely on transportation 
services for their lives and livelihood.
My Administration has also begun implementing the recommendations of the 
New Freedom Commission on Mental Health. The Commission was established 
by Executive Order and its report lays out steps that can be taken to 
improve mental health services and support for people of all ages with 
mental illness.
By striving to ensure that no American is denied access to employment, 
education, cultural activities, or community life because of a 
disability, we strengthen our Nation. Through these and other efforts, 
we will continue to build on the progress of the ADA, and, by doing so, 
hold fast to our Nation's faith in the promise and potential of every 
person.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim July 26, 2004, as a day in 
celebration of the 14th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities 
Act. I call upon all Americans to celebrate the contributions people 
with disabilities make to America and to renew our commitment to 
upholding the fundamental principles of the Americans with Disabilities 
Act.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-sixth day of 
July, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7805 of August 16, 2004

National Airborne Day, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Americans look to the members of our Armed Forces as examples of honor 
and patriotism. On National Airborne Day, we commemorate the first 
official Army parachute jump on August 16, 1940, and salute a 
distinguished group of individuals whose courage and dedication have 
earned them a cherished place in American history.

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Our Nation's Airborne forces have helped liberate millions from 
oppression and extend peace and freedom around the world. From the 
initial tests of this new medium of warfare, to the establishment of 
venerable units serving today, these brave men and women have expanded 
the vision and capabilities of our Armed Forces. The Army designated the 
first Airborne division on August 15, 1942, and the 82nd Airborne 
Division set the standard for achievement and built a proud legacy of 
service. Many units followed in their footsteps, fighting bravely in 
battle and serving our country with distinction in World War II, Korea, 
Vietnam, and other critical missions.
Today's Airborne forces continue the tradition of excellence and 
determination as we fight the global war on terror. In Afghanistan and 
Iraq, they have helped advance peace and democracy and defended the 
American people from danger. We are grateful for their service and 
continue to stand solidly behind the men and women of our Airborne 
forces, and all those in our military, as they serve on the front lines 
of freedom.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim August 16, 2004, as 
National Airborne Day. I encourage all Americans to join me in honoring 
those who have served in the Airborne forces. I call upon all citizens 
to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and 
activities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixteenth day of 
August, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7806 of August 26, 2004

Women's Equality Day, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

On Women's Equality Day, we recognize the hard work and perseverance of 
those who helped secure women's suffrage in the United States. With the 
ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution in 1920, American 
women gained one of the most cherished rights and fundamental 
responsibilities of citizenship: the right to vote.
The struggle for women's suffrage in America dates back to the founding 
of our country. The movement began in earnest at the Seneca Falls 
Convention in 1848, when women drafted a Declaration of Sentiments 
proclaiming they had the same rights as men. In 1916, Jeannette Rankin 
of Montana became the first American woman elected to the United States 
House of Representatives, despite the fact that her fellow women would 
not be able to vote nationally for 4 more years. These women and many 
more like them worked to ensure that future generations of women could 
realize the promise of America.

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Today, American women are leaders in business, government, law, science, 
medicine, the arts, education, and many other fields. Women-owned 
businesses account for nearly half of all privately held firms and are 
opening at twice the rate of male-owned businesses. Through vision, 
determination, and a strong work ethic, remarkable American women have 
broadened opportunities for themselves and women around the world.
The full participation of women and the protection of their rights as 
citizens are essential for freedom and democracy to flourish. In 
Afghanistan, women helped draft their country's new constitution in 
January 2004, which guarantees free elections and full participation by 
women. These women are eager to exercise their rights and are 
registering to vote in great numbers; about 40 percent of those 
registered to vote in the October Afghan Presidential elections are 
women. In Iraq, women are members of the new interim Iraqi government 
and the recently established National Council. They also participated in 
drafting the Transitional Administrative Law, which prohibits 
discrimination on the basis of gender, ethnicity, or religion and 
requires that 25 percent of the new legislature be women. In the face of 
great challenges, Iraqi women are building a better nation for 
themselves and their families.
As we look to the future, we celebrate the extraordinary accomplishments 
of women in America and throughout the world and renew our commitment to 
equality for all women, both at home and abroad.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim August 26, 2004, as 
Women's Equality Day. I call upon the people of the United States to 
observe this day with appropriate programs and activities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-sixth day of 
August, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7807 of September 4, 2004

Minority Enterprise Development Week, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Minority businesses are a key component of the American economy and 
reflect the values that make our country strong. They create 
opportunities for workers, provide goods and services to consumers, and 
strengthen our communities. During Minority Enterprise Development Week, 
we celebrate the achievements of minority businesses and emphasize our 
commitment to creating an environment in which these entrepreneurs can 
succeed.
All of America benefits from the strong and vibrant entrepreneurial 
spirit of our small business owners. By reducing taxes, encouraging 
investment, and removing obstacles to growth, my Administration has 
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businesses thrive and create nearly 1.7 million new jobs since August 
2003. In addition, the number of Small Business Administration loans to 
minorities increased by 40 percent last year to a 50-year record level. 
And my fiscal year 2005 budget request includes a 21 percent increase in 
funding for the Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development 
Agency, the largest increase in more than a decade.
To help provide sustainable outreach to minority enterprises, my 
Administration is working with the National Urban League to create an 
entrepreneurship network to further expand minority business ownership. 
With the help of government agencies, the private sector, and faith-
based and community organizations, this network will include one-stop 
centers for business training, counseling, financing, and contracting 
and will focus resources toward facilitating economic growth and 
enterprise in historically neglected areas.
More minorities own small businesses than ever before. That is good for 
our citizens and good for our country. Together, we can create an 
environment where entrepreneurs can flourish and everyone can realize 
the American Dream.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 5 through 
September 11, 2004, as Minority Enterprise Development Week. I call upon 
all Americans to celebrate this week with appropriate programs, 
ceremonies, and activities and to recognize the countless contributions 
of our Nation's minority enterprises.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of 
September, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7808 of September 7, 2004

To Modify the Generalized System of Preferences, and For Other Purposes

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

1. Pursuant to sections 501 and 502(a)(1) of Title V of the Trade Act of 
1974, as amended (the ``1974 Act'') (19 U.S.C. 2461, 2462(a)(1)), the 
President is authorized to designate countries as beneficiary developing 
countries for purposes of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP).
2. Pursuant to section 503(d) of the 1974 Act (19 U.S.C. 2463(d)), the 
President may waive the application of the competitive need limitations 
in section 503(c)(2)(A) (19 U.S.C. 2463(c)(2)(A)) with respect to any 
eligible article from any beneficiary developing country if certain 
conditions are met.

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3. Pursuant to section 503(d)(5) of the 1974 Act (19 U.S.C. 2463(d)(5)), 
any waiver granted under section 503(d) shall remain in effect until the 
President determines that such waiver is no longer warranted due to 
changed circumstances.
4. Section 7(a) of the AGOA Acceleration Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-
274) (``AGOA Acceleration Act'') amended section 506A of the GSP (19 
U.S.C. 2466a) to provide certain benefits to any country designated as a 
beneficiary sub-Saharan African country under section 506A(a) of the GSP 
that becomes a party to a free trade agreement with the United States, 
and amended section 506B of the GSP (19 U.S.C. 2466b) to extend the 
period during which preferential treatment may be accorded to such 
countries.
5. Section 7(b) through (f) of the AGOA Acceleration Act amended section 
112 of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Title I of the Trade and 
Development Act of 2000, Public Law 106-200) (AGOA) (19 U.S.C. 3721) to 
modify the type and quantity of textile and apparel articles eligible 
for the preferential treatment now accorded to designated beneficiary 
sub-Saharan African countries, and to provide certain benefits to any 
such country that becomes a party to a free trade agreement with the 
United States.
6. On December 17, 1992, the Governments of Canada, Mexico, and the 
United States entered into the North American Free Trade Agreement 
(NAFTA). The Congress approved the NAFTA in section 101(a) of the North 
American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (the ``NAFTA 
Implementation Act'') (19 U.S.C. 3311(a)), and the President implemented 
the tariff provisions of the NAFTA with respect to the United States in 
Proclamation 6641 of December 15, 1993.
7. Section 201(a) of the NAFTA Implementation Act (19 U.S.C. 3331(a)) 
authorizes the President to proclaim such duty modifications as the 
President may determine to be necessary or appropriate to carry out or 
apply, among other provisions, Article 308 and Annex 308.1 of the NAFTA.
8. NAFTA Article 308 and Annex 308.1 provide for each NAFTA Party to 
eliminate or reduce normal trade relations (most-favored-nation) rates 
of duty on certain automatic data processing machinery and parts, and 
set the terms under which such goods shall be considered originating 
goods under the NAFTA when imported from the territory of a NAFTA Party.
9. Pursuant to sections 501 and 502(a)(1) of the 1974 Act, and having 
due regard for the factors set forth in section 501 of the 1974 Act and 
taking into account the factors set forth in section 502(c) of the 1974 
Act (19 U.S.C. 2462(c)), I have decided to designate Iraq as a 
beneficiary developing country for purposes of the GSP.
10. Pursuant to section 503(d)(5) of the 1974 Act, I have determined 
that a previously granted waiver of the competitive need limitations of 
section 503(c)(2)(A) is no longer warranted due to changed 
circumstances.
11. In order to implement the tariff treatment provided under section 7 
of the AGOA Acceleration Act, it is necessary to modify the Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS).
12. I have determined that each NAFTA Party has eliminated or reduced 
its normal trade relations (most-favored-nation) rates of duty 
applicable to the goods enumerated in Table 308.1.1 of NAFTA Annex 308.1 
to the levels prescribed in that Table. Annex 308.1 provides for those 
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originating goods under the NAFTA when imported from Canada or Mexico.
13. Pursuant to section 201(a) of the NAFTA Implementation Act, I have 
determined that the modifications to the HTS hereinafter proclaimed 
concerning goods considered to be originating when imported from the 
territory of a NAFTA Party are necessary and appropriate to carry out or 
apply Article 308 and Annex 308.1 of the NAFTA.
14. Section 604 of the 1974 Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2483), authorizes 
the President to embody in the HTS the substance of the relevant 
provisions of that Act, and of other acts affecting import treatment, 
and actions thereunder, including the removal, modification, 
continuance, or imposition of any rate of duty or other import 
restriction.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, acting under the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
the laws of the United States of America, including but not limited to 
Title V and section 604 of the 1974 Trade Act, section 112 of the AGOA, 
and section 201(a) of the NAFTA Implementation Act, do proclaim that:
    (1) Iraq is designated as a beneficiary developing country for 
purposes of the GSP, effective 15 days after the date of this 
proclamation.
    (2) In order to reflect this designation in the HTS, general note 
4(a) to the HTS is modified by adding ``Iraq'' to the list entitled 
``Independent Countries'', effective with respect to articles entered, 
or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 15 days after 
the date of this proclamation.
    (3) In order to provide that a country no longer be treated as a 
beneficiary developing country with respect to an eligible article for 
purposes of the GSP, general note 4(d) to the HTS is modified as 
provided in section 1 of Annex I.
    (4) In order to withdraw preferential tariff treatment under the GSP 
for a certain article imported from a certain beneficiary developing 
country, the Rates of Duty 1-Special subcolumn for such HTS subheading 
is modified as provided for in section 2 of Annex I to this 
proclamation.
    (5) The waiver of the application of section 503(c)(2)(A) of the 
1974 Act to the article in the HTS subheading and to the beneficiary 
developing country listed in section 3 of Annex I to this proclamation 
is revoked.
    (6) In order to provide for the preferential treatment provided for 
in section 506A and 506B of the GSP, as amended by section 7(a) of the 
AGOA Acceleration Act, and section 112 of the AGOA, as amended by 
sections 7(b) through (f) of the AGOA Acceleration Act, the HTS is 
modified as provided in Annex II to this proclamation.
    (7) In order to implement Article 308 and Annex 308.1 of the NAFTA 
for certain automatic data processing machinery and parts imported from 
Canada and Mexico, the HTS is modified as provided in Annex III to this 
proclamation.
    (8) Any provisions of previous proclamations and Executive Orders 
that are inconsistent with this proclamation are superseded to the 
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    (9) The modifications made by and action taken in Annex I to this 
proclamation shall be effective with respect to eligible articles 
entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 60 
days after the date of this proclamation.
    (10) The modifications made by Annex II shall be effective with 
respect to eligible articles entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for 
consumption, on or after July 13, 2004, except that the modifications 
made by section 4(A) relating to increases in the quantity of certain 
articles eligible for duty-free treatment shall be effective with 
respect to articles entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for 
consumption, on or after the dates provided in that section.
    (11) The modifications made by Annex III shall be effective with 
respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, 
on or after January 1, 2003.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of 
September, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7809 of September 10, 2004

National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Across our country, millions of Americans suffer from the debilitating 
effects of alcohol and drug abuse. Substance abuse shatters lives, 
divides families, and robs people of their promise and potential.
My Administration is confronting these dangers. We are pursuing an 
ambitious, focused strategy to cut demand for drugs at home, disrupt 
supplies abroad, and ensure that citizens living with addiction get the 
treatment they need. We have made progress in fighting substance abuse, 
but there is more to do.
One of the worst decisions our children can make is to endanger their 
lives and their futures with alcohol or drugs. My Administration is 
addressing this problem with a strategy of education, treatment, and law 
enforcement. We also support random student drug testing as a prevention 
tool. We are seeing the results of all of these efforts, as more of our 
young people are also choosing to avoid alcohol and drugs. Drug use 
among youth has declined by 11 percent from 2001 to 2003.
My Administration is committed to expanding the choice of service 
providers for those struggling with addiction. We recognize the success 
of faith-based and community approaches in which caring citizens join 
together to offer alternatives to traditional treatment, helping people 
change habits by changing their hearts. Through the Access to Recovery 
initiative, we have provided an additional $100 million in new grants 
this year to expand options for substance abuse treatment and recovery 
support services through vouchers, which allow individuals to choose the 
services that best meet their recovery needs. In my 2005 budget, I have 
proposed doubling funding for this initiative to further expand 
treatment. In total, I have requested $3.7 billion for drug treatment 
and research programs for 2005, an increase of about 25 percent since 
2001.
The struggle against substance abuse is a community effort, and this 
month is an opportunity to further raise awareness and support the fight 
against the destructive cycle of addiction. I call on all Americans to 
make responsible and healthy choices so that everyone can realize the 
great promise of our Nation.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 2004 as National 
Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. I call upon the people of the 
United States to observe this month with appropriate programs, 
ceremonies, and activities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of 
September, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7810 of September 10, 2004

National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Ovarian cancer affects thousands of Americans each year. During this 
time of tremendous medical breakthroughs, we are seeing progress in the 
effort to overcome this disease, but our work is not finished. National 
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month provides an opportunity for our citizens 
to learn more about early detection and treatment for this deadly 
cancer.
Although new cases of ovarian cancer in the United States have been 
decreasing for more than a decade, the American Cancer Society estimates 
that about 25,000 women will be diagnosed this year and over 16,000 will 
die from the disease. Family and personal history can affect the 
likelihood of developing ovarian cancer. Women should talk with their 
doctors and health care providers about preventative screenings and the 
benefits and risks of different tests. Understanding risk factors and 
the importance of a healthy lifestyle plays a vital role in our efforts 
to save lives and reduce the number of women who suffer from ovarian 
cancer.
As with many cancers, the chance for successful treatment of ovarian 
cancer increases with early detection. The medical community continues 
to work on developing an effective screening test that can detect the 
disease in its early stages when symptoms may not exist or are very 
difficult to diagnose. The National Institutes of Health has invested 
more than $120 million this year in ovarian cancer research and expects 
to invest more in 2005. Through the National Cancer Institute's Ovarian 
Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Study, scientists are following 
women at increased risk for the cancer to assess how preemptive surgery 
and screening methods affect ovarian cancer occurrence and quality of 
life. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Ovarian Cancer 
Control Initiative will also focus on factors related to early detection 
and treatment.
The United States continues to stay on the leading edge of new 
discoveries in medicine, and my Administration remains committed to 
providing the resources necessary to learn the causes, understand the 
symptoms, and find a cure for ovarian cancer. During this month, we 
reaffirm our dedication to these goals and recognize the strength and 
courage of the women who have suffered from this disease. We also 
recognize the families, friends, and loved ones who support and 
encourage these brave women. By working together, we can bring the hope 
of a healthier future to women in the fight against ovarian cancer.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 2004 as National 
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. I call upon the people of the United 
States to observe this month with appropriate programs and activities.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of 
September, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7811 of September 10, 2004

National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

On September 11, 2001, America was attacked with deliberate and massive 
cruelty. We remember the tragedy of that day. We remember the images of 
fire, and the final calls of love, and the courage of rescuers who saw 
death and did not flee. We remember the many good lives that ended too 
soon. We remember the families left behind to carry a burden of sorrow; 
they have shown a courage of their own. During this year's National Days 
of Prayer and Remembrance, Americans join together to pray for those who 
were lost, and for their loved ones.
Since that day, our Nation has waged a relentless war against terror and 
evil. We pray for the brave men and women of the United States Armed 
Forces who are serving our country on the front lines of this war. They 
have answered a great call, and our Nation is grateful for their 
courage, love of country, and dedication to duty. We recognize the 
sacrifice of military families and pray that they find comfort in faith 
and in knowing that their loved ones are serving an historic cause--
defending our country and advancing peace and freedom in the world.
On this third anniversary of September 11th, we feel the warm courage of 
national unity--a unity of grief and a unity of resolve. And we pray 
that God will continue to watch over and bless America.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Friday, September 10, 
through Sunday, September 12, 2004, as National Days of Prayer and 
Remembrance. I ask that the people of the United States and places of 
worship mark these National Days of Prayer and Remembrance with memorial 
services, the ringing of bells, and evening candlelight remembrance 
vigils. I invite the people of the world to share in these Days of 
Prayer and Remembrance.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of 
September, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7812 of September 10, 2004

Patriot Day, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Three years ago, our country was ruthlessly attacked, and more than 
3,000 innocent people lost their lives. We will always remember the 
victims: sons and daughters, husbands and wives, dads and moms, family 
members, co-workers, and friends. And we will always be inspired by the 
heroism and decency of our fellow citizens on that day. Police, 
firefighters, emergency rescue personnel, doctors, nurses, and many 
others risked their own lives to save the lives of their fellow 
citizens. They demonstrated the great character and bravery of our 
Nation, and they embody the great spirit of America.
Since September 11th, America has fought a relentless war on terror 
around the world. We are staying on the offensive in this war--striking 
the terrorists abroad so we do not have to face them here at home. We 
pray that God watch over our brave men and women in uniform and all who 
are waging this war and working to keep America safe. And we pray for 
their families. In the face of danger, America is showing its character. 
Three years after the attack on our country, Americans remain strong and 
resolute, patient in a just cause, and confident of the victory to come.
By a joint resolution approved December 18, 2001 (Public Law 107-89), 
the Congress has designated September 11 of each year as ``Patriot 
Day.''
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim September 11, 2004, as Patriot Day. I call 
upon the Governors of the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto 
Rico, as well as appropriate officials of all units of government, to 
direct that the flag be flown at half-staff on Patriot Day. I call upon 
the people of the United States to observe Patriot Day with appropriate 
ceremonies and activities, including remembrance services, to display 
the flag at half-staff from their homes on that day, and to observe a 
moment of silence beginning at 8:46 a.m. eastern daylight time to honor 
the innocent victims who lost their lives as a result of the terrorist 
attacks of September 11, 2001.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of 
September, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7813 of September 14, 2004

National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

We have made dramatic progress in the battle against prostate cancer. 
However, prostate cancer is still the most commonly diagnosed form of 
cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer-related death among 
American men. During National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we again 
demonstrate our Nation's commitment to the prevention, research, and 
treatment of this disease.
Studies have shown that men with certain risk factors are more likely to 
develop prostate cancer. Age is the most significant factor--most men 
with prostate cancer are older than 65. Family history, a diet high in 
animal fats or meat, and certain other factors may also increase the 
likelihood of developing this disease. As we work to better understand 
the factors contributing to prostate cancer, I urge all men to talk to 
their doctors about the best course of action to reduce their own risk.
Although we cannot yet prevent prostate cancer, we know that early 
detection and treatment often make the difference between life and 
death. Screenings available include blood tests and physical 
examinations that can help detect the cancer at earlier, less dangerous 
stages. Researchers and scientists are also working to find more 
effective treatments that will give patients and their families greater 
hope. My Administration is committed to funding vital research and 
finding a cure for prostate cancer. Currently, the National Cancer 
Institute is sponsoring the largest prostate cancer prevention clinical 
trial ever conducted. The National Institutes of Health invested $379 
million in prostate cancer research in 2003, and plans to spend almost 
$400 million this year and an estimated $417 million in 2005. In 
addition, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Department 
of Defense, and the Department of Veterans Affairs are playing essential 
roles in efforts to translate research into effective treatments.
To help save lives and raise awareness of prostate cancer, I urge all 
Americans to talk with family and friends about the importance of 
screening and early detection. By educating ourselves and others about 
this disease, we can improve our ability to prevent, detect, treat, and 
ultimately cure prostate cancer.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 2004 as National 
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. I call upon government officials, 
businesses, communities, health care professionals, educators, 
volunteers, and all people of the United States to reaffirm our Nation's 
strong and continuing commitment to control and cure prostate cancer.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of 
September, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7814 of September 14, 2004

National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

This year, as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of 
Education and the 40th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, we 
recognize our Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) for 
their extraordinary accomplishments in education and for extending the 
promise of our Nation's founding to all of our citizens. Historically 
Black Colleges and Universities were created to educate African 
Americans when they were wrongly denied the opportunity to attend school 
during the 19th century. Today, these great institutions continue to 
advance equal opportunity and excellence in education. In 2002, HBCUs 
enrolled 14 percent of all African Americans attending college. Their 
graduates are leaders in medicine, education, government, the military, 
business, the arts, the law, and many other fields. They include such 
heroes as Thurgood Marshall, who led the struggle for equal justice 
under law for African Americans and successfully represented African-
American schoolchildren in Brown.
Half a century after the Supreme Court's historic decision in Brown, 
America is still working to reach the high calling of its ideals. 
Education remains the path to equality and opportunity, and HBCUs are a 
vital part of our national commitment to improving education for all of 
our citizens. Funding for HBCUs is now at an all-time high. By providing 
students with a quality education, HBCUs are continuing to help America 
remain a place of opportunity and hope for every citizen.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 12 through 
September 18, 2004, as National Historically Black Colleges and 
Universities Week. I call upon public officials, educators, librarians, 
and all the people of the United States to observe this week with 
appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs to show our respect and 
appreciation for these remarkable institutions and their graduates.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of 
September, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7815 of September 14, 2004

National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Throughout our history, when the enemies of freedom were on the march 
and our country needed brave Americans to take up arms and stop their 
advance, the members of our Armed Forces answered the call of duty. 
These patriotic men and women defended our country in hours of need and 
continue to stand watch for freedom. Many of these courageous 
individuals risked capture, imprisonment, and their lives to protect our 
homeland. On National POW/MIA Recognition Day, we honor the sacrifices 
and remarkable determination of those captured as prisoners of war. We 
also remember those who remain unaccounted for and ask for God's special 
blessing on their families. Our Nation will not forget these heroes, and 
we will not stop searching for our service members who are missing in 
action.
On National POW/MIA Recognition Day, the flag of the National League of 
Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia is flown 
over the White House, the Capitol, the Departments of State, Defense, 
and Veterans Affairs, the Selective Service System Headquarters, the 
National Vietnam Veterans and Korean War Veterans Memorials, U.S. 
military installations, national cemeteries, and other locations across 
our country. This flag serves as a reminder of our continued commitment 
to those still missing and those imprisoned while serving in World War 
II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Somalia, Kosovo, Iraq, and other 
conflicts. We remain grateful for their service and sacrifice and pledge 
to continue to achieve the fullest possible accounting for all of our 
men and women in uniform still missing.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 14, 2004, as 
National POW/MIA Recognition Day. I call upon the people of the United 
States to join me in saluting all American POWs and those missing in 
action who valiantly served our great country. I call upon Federal, 
State, and local government officials and private organizations to 
observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of 
September, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7816 of September 17, 2004

National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize Hispanic Americans 
for helping to shape our national character and strengthen our 
communities. The warmth and vitality of the Hispanic culture are great 
gifts to America and are part of the unique fabric of our country.
Hispanic Americans have enriched our Nation through contributions in 
many professions and fields, including education, law, government, 
business, science, sports, and the arts. Since our Nation's founding, 
Hispanic Americans have served bravely in the United States Armed 
Forces, earning more than 3 dozen Medals of Honor and numerous 
distinguished military decorations for their leadership, courage, and 
patriotism. Today, Hispanic Americans in our Armed Forces, National 
Guard, and Reserve units continue this proud legacy as they stand watch 
on the front lines of freedom. The hard work, values, and devotion to 
community of Hispanic Americans set a positive example for all 
Americans.
Across our country, we are working to continue helping Hispanic 
Americans realize the great promise of America. In 2002, I set a goal of 
increasing the number of minority homeowners by at least 5.5 million by 
the end of the decade. We are making good progress--having added more 
than 1.6 million minority homeowners so far. My Administration's 
business agenda and economic policies have helped create an environment 
in which Latino small business owners in the United States are starting 
new businesses and employing millions of people, expanding trade 
throughout the Americas, and generating billions in revenue. Through the 
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, we are working to ensure that schools 
are serving every student. In addition, we are committed to improving 
immigration services while strengthening national security.
I join with all Americans in celebrating the heritage, culture, spirit, 
and contributions of Hispanic Americans. To honor the achievements of 
Hispanic Americans, the Congress, by Public Law 100-402, as amended, has 
authorized and requested the President to issue annually a proclamation 
designating September 15 through October 15, as ``National Hispanic 
Heritage Month.''
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim September 15 through October 15, 2004, as 
National Hispanic Heritage Month. I call upon public officials, 
educators, librarians, and all the people of the United States to 
observe this month with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and 
programs.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventeenth day of 
September, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7817 of September 17, 2004

Citizenship Day and Constitution Week, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Two hundred and seventeen years ago this week, delegates to the 
Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia signed one of the most 
enduring documents in history: the Constitution of the United States. 
Our Constitution is the foundation of our liberty and has guaranteed the 
rights of our people through a history of tremendous change and 
progress.
Today, we marvel at the wisdom of the Framers who toiled through a long 
summer of learned and contentious debates. Their work produced a 
document that upholds high ideals, while answering the most practical 
questions of governance. The charter they crafted--with its separate 
branches of Government, enumerated powers, checks and balances, and 
later the specific protections provided by our Bill of Rights--guides 
our Nation and inspires others around the world.
During Constitution Week, our Nation reflects on the significance of our 
Constitution and gives thanks for the blessings of liberty that this 
document helps to secure. We honor the men and women who have supported 
and defended it throughout our history, at times with their lives. On 
Citizenship Day, we reaffirm our commitment to freedom, to ensuring that 
our history endures, and to instilling in America's next generation the 
values that make our country great.
In remembrance of the signing of the Constitution and in recognition of 
the Americans who strive to uphold the duties and responsibilities of 
citizenship, the Congress, by joint resolution of February 29, 1952 (36 
U.S.C. 106, as amended), designated September 17 as ``Citizenship Day,'' 
and by joint resolution of August 2, 1956 (36 U.S.C. 108, as amended), 
requested that the President proclaim the week beginning September 17 
and ending September 23 of each year as ``Constitution Week.''
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim September 17, 2004, as Citizenship Day, and 
September 17 through September 23, 2004, as Constitution Week. I 
encourage Federal, State, and local officials, as well as leaders of 
civic, social, and educational organizations, to conduct ceremonies and 
programs that celebrate our Constitution and reaffirm our rights and 
obligations as citizens of our great Nation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventeenth day of 
September, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7818 of September 20, 2004

National Farm Safety and Health Week, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

America's farm economy is strong and growing. Farm income is strong, 
farm exports are at a record high, and my Administration is working to 
ensure that American farm products are sold all over the world. During 
National Farm Safety and Health Week, we reflect on the contributions of 
America's farm and ranch families and underscore our commitment to 
making our farms safer and to protecting our farm and ranch land.
The safety and health of our farm and ranch families are of critical 
importance. These Americans perform tasks that contain risks--they 
operate farm machinery, apply agricultural chemicals and fertilizers, 
handle large and unpredictable livestock, and work in places where dusts 
and toxins can contaminate the air. We must continue to raise awareness 
of dangers and proper safety precautions and equipment, particularly 
among our young people involved in agriculture. Through education and 
training, we can help save lives and improve the well-being of our 
Nation's farmers and ranchers.
Our Nation's farmers and ranchers help feed and clothe people around the 
world, and they are now helping provide more energy for the American 
people. By promoting a safer farm and ranch environment, we can 
strengthen our agricultural economy and build a more prosperous future 
for all our citizens.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 19 through 
September 25, 2004, as National Farm Safety and Health Week. I call upon 
the agencies, organizations, and businesses that serve America's 
agricultural workers to strengthen their commitment to promoting farm 
safety and health programs. I also urge all Americans to honor our 
agricultural heritage and to recognize our farmers and ranchers for 
their remarkable contributions to our Nation's vitality and prosperity.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twentieth day of 
September, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7819 of September 21, 2004

National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Throughout our history, the members of the National Guard and Reserve 
have served our country with honor. Our Nation depends on the dedication 
of these citizen-soldiers, and our Guardsmen and Reservists rely on the 
support of their civilian employers to allow them to fulfill their 
service obligations. During National Employer Support of the Guard and 
Reserve Week, we honor the sacrifice of these brave men and women, and 
we express our gratitude for the commitment of their employers.
As we fight terror and advance freedom, members of the National Guard 
and Reserve are making vital contributions around the world as fully 
integrated components of our Nation's Armed Forces. At home, they are 
called on to protect our communities, preserve order, and provide 
assistance in times of natural disaster, balancing the demands of their 
families, civilian careers, and military commitments. These Guardsmen 
and Reservists are indispensable to our Nation's efforts to promote 
democracy, peace, and freedom around the world, and we salute their 
selfless service.
Employers also play a critical role in our Nation's defense, 
demonstrating their patriotism by supporting the training and 
mobilization of these brave individuals. Across America, business 
owners, school personnel, hospital administrators, and many others put 
our country's safety and security first when they provide time off, pay, 
health care benefits, and job security to their Guard and Reserve 
employees. These sacrifices help strengthen our country and allow our 
men and women in uniform to focus on the missions at hand. The 
generosity and public spirit of these employers have earned them the 
appreciation of our Nation.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 26 through 
October 2, 2004, as National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve 
Week. I encourage all Americans to join me in expressing our thanks to 
the civilian employers and the members of our National Guard and Reserve 
for their patriotism and sacrifices on behalf of our Nation. I also call 
upon State and local officials, private organizations, businesses, and 
all military commanders to observe this week with appropriate ceremonies 
and activities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-first day of 
September, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7820 of September 24, 2004

Family Day, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

During this time of great change in our Nation, we remain dedicated to 
the fundamental American values of courage and compassion, reverence and 
integrity, and respect for others. On Family Day, we affirm our 
commitment to strengthening America's families and supporting them as 
they work to raise healthy and responsible children.
Strong families help young people take responsibility, understand the 
consequences of their actions, and recognize that the decisions they 
make today could affect the rest of their lives. By spending time with 
their children, parents prepare them to realize a bright future.
It should always be a goal of government to encourage marriage and 
strengthen families. My 2005 budget proposal includes more than $290 
million in funding for programs that support healthy marriages, research 
and demonstration projects on family formation, and initiatives to 
promote responsible fatherhood.
We have made significant progress over the past decade in helping our 
young people make the right choices. Smoking and illicit drug use have 
declined among youth, teen birth rates have fallen to the lowest levels 
ever recorded, and violent crime among teenagers has decreased 
dramatically. My Administration is also supporting families by 
encouraging character education in schools to help children develop a 
sense of responsibility to their communities. We are advancing 
abstinence-only education programs to help reduce the number of teen 
pregnancies and teenagers contracting sexually transmitted diseases, and 
we are promoting school drug testing to identify kids who need help. 
When parents, schools, and government work together, we can counter the 
negative influences in today's culture and send a positive message to 
our youth.
Families instill the essential values we live by. By supporting them, we 
make America a better and more hopeful place.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 27, 2004, as 
Family Day. I call on the people of the United States to observe this 
day by engaging in activities that honor the relationship between 
parents and children and help keep our young people healthy and safe.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fourth day 
of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7821 of September 25, 2004

Gold Star Mother's Day, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Americans have always answered the call to serve our Nation. Many brave 
American men and women have made the ultimate sacrifice to defend 
freedom's blessings, and no one feels their loss more deeply than their 
mothers. On Gold Star Mother's Day, we remember these mothers who have 
suffered the loss of a son or daughter through service to our country. 
We honor their courage and perseverance and the memory of their 
children.
Across our Nation, these compassionate and generous women are 
volunteering to serve veterans, helping families of service members, 
supporting educational programs that promote patriotism and citizenship, 
and turning their grief into action. They inspire all Americans with 
their compassion and service. On this day, people across America join 
together to honor our Gold Star mothers and send our gratitude, prayers, 
and best wishes to them and to their families.
The Congress, by Senate Joint Resolution 115 of June 23, 1936 (49 Stat. 
1895 as amended), has designated the last Sunday in September as ``Gold 
Star Mother's Day,'' and has authorized and requested the President to 
issue a proclamation in observance of this day.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim Sunday, September 26, 2004, as Gold Star 
Mother's Day. I call upon all Government officials to display the flag 
of the United States over Government buildings on this solemn day. I 
also encourage the American people to display the flag and hold 
appropriate meetings in their homes, places of worship, or other 
suitable places as a public expression of the sympathy and respect that 
our Nation holds for our Gold Star Mothers.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fifth day of 
September, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7822 of September 24, 2004

National Hunting and Fishing Day, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

America is a land of majestic beauty, and we take pride in our wildlife, 
forests, mountains, lakes, rivers, and coastlines. Outdoor recreation is 
an important part of our Nation's heritage. On National Hunting and 
Fishing Day, we celebrate the remarkable progress we have made in 
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environment and recognize those who have worked to conserve our natural 
resources.
America's hunters and anglers represent the great spirit of our country 
and are among our Nation's foremost conservationists. These citizens 
have worked to protect habitat and restore fish and wildlife 
populations. They volunteer their time, talents, and energy to countless 
conservation projects, because they recognize the importance of 
maintaining the natural abundance of our country for future generations.
My Administration is committed to achieving a cleaner, safer, and 
healthier environment for all Americans, including our hunters and 
anglers. My Administration has expanded opportunities to hunt and fish 
at national wildlife refuges and improved habitat on public and private 
lands. We have cut phosphorus releases into our rivers and streams, and 
I signed the Healthy Forests Restoration Act to help protect our forests 
from the risk of wildfires.
Americans are blessed to live amid many wonders of nature, and we have a 
responsibility to be good stewards of the land. I commend all who 
advance conservation and help our citizens enjoy the benefits of our 
environment. These efforts ensure that our national heritage remains a 
source of pride for our citizens, our communities, and our Nation.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 25, 2004, as 
National Hunting and Fishing Day. I call upon the people of the United 
States to join me in recognizing the contributions of America's hunters 
and anglers, and all those who work to conserve our Nation's fish and 
wildlife resources.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fourth day 
of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7823 of October 1, 2004

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we raise awareness of 
this deadly disease, encourage early detection, and support research to 
find a cure.
Prevention and early detection are key to winning the fight against 
breast cancer. Although the exact cause of the disease is unknown, 
factors that can affect the risk of developing cancer include age, 
general health, and family history. This year, estimates are that over 
200,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Regular screening 
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to be the most effective way to detect this disease early and to save 
lives, and mammograms are the best screening tool we currently have. 
Women should talk to their health care providers about their breast 
cancer risk.
To improve the quality of life and find a cure for those affected by 
breast cancer, we are learning more about its causes. The National 
Institutes of Health has invested an estimated $700 million this year 
alone on breast cancer research and will spend more next year. The 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has devoted over $200 million 
this year and more next year for an early detection program that 
promotes mammograms and helps low-income women afford screenings for 
breast and cervical cancer. The Department of Defense also invested 
approximately $150 million for its Breast Cancer Research program in 
2004. This funding will help lead to better treatments for cancer 
patients and new hope for countless Americans and their families.
We salute breast cancer survivors for their courage and perseverance. 
Their courageous battle against cancer is an inspiration to countless 
Americans, and their willingness to share their stories and experiences 
helps spread awareness and offers hope and comfort to cancer patients 
across the country. Together with health care professionals, 
researchers, and family members, we can improve the lives of those 
suffering from this disease and win the fight against breast cancer.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 2004 as National 
Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I call upon Government officials, 
businesses, communities, health care professionals, educators, 
volunteers, and all the people of the United States to continue our 
Nation's strong commitment to controlling and curing breast cancer.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of 
October, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7824 of October 4, 2004

Fire Prevention Week, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Fire Prevention Week is an opportunity for all Americans to learn more 
about how to avoid fires, as well as how to best respond in case of such 
an emergency. By making fire safety a priority, we can help limit the 
devastating effects of fires and enhance the safety of our citizens.
A large majority of fire deaths in the United States occur in the home. 
This year's theme, ``It's Fire Prevention Week: Test Your Smoke 
Alarms,'' reflects the importance of installing and maintaining working 
smoke alarms on every floor of the home. As vital early warning systems, 
smoke alarms reduce the chances of a fire becoming fatal by 
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Americans can also take steps to reduce the chance of a fire ever 
starting. These include using electrical devices safely, avoiding 
overloading circuits, and carefully operating stoves, fireplaces, and 
space heaters. We should also supervise our children and educate them 
about the dangers of lighters and matches, exercise care in the storing 
of firewood and other flammable materials, and obey local burning laws. 
More information about these and other measures is available from the 
National Fire Protection Association and the Department of Homeland 
Security's United States Fire Administration.
Firefighters are among our greatest heroes, and they risk their lives 
each day to protect our citizens and our homeland. All Americans owe 
them a debt of gratitude for their courage and dedication. By working to 
prevent disasters and by being prepared, we support firefighters as they 
serve communities across our Nation.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 3 through October 
9, 2004, as Fire Prevention Week. I call upon the people of the United 
States to observe this week with appropriate activities and to undertake 
efforts to prevent fires and their tragic consequences.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of 
October, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7825 of October 4, 2004

Child Health Day, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Parents play a vital role in keeping their children healthy, and when it 
comes to helping children make right choices, there is work for all 
Americans to do. Parents, teachers, faith-based and community groups, 
and government leaders are working together to counter the negative 
influences in today's culture, highlight the benefits of healthy 
lifestyles, and educate children about the consequences of their 
actions.
By promoting good nutrition and regular physical activity, parents help 
their children perform better in the classroom and live healthy lives. 
To encourage healthy families, my Administration is helping young people 
learn the simple steps to live better through the HealthierUS Initiative 
and the President's Challenge awards program. These programs encourage 
young people to eat a nutritious diet rich in fruits and vegetables and 
to set aside time every day for physical activity, such as playing 
sports, biking, or even helping with yard work at home. Encouraging 
healthy habits early in life helps give children a head start and gives 
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Our youth are challenged with tough choices. We must continue to promote 
responsibility among our Nation's young people by providing them with 
the knowledge they need to make the right decisions concerning drug and 
alcohol use. My Administration supports education programs that address 
these issues. Through the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign and 
Drug-Free Communities Program, we are working to ensure that young 
people understand the serious risks and consequences of substance abuse. 
And in order to help kids who need help, my Administration supports 
random drug testing as a prevention tool. We have also increased support 
for abstinence-only education programs, including grants for community 
and faith-based organizations, because abstinence is the only sure way 
to prevent teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases.
We all have an important role in giving America's children a healthy 
start in life by teaching them that the decisions they make today will 
affect them for the rest of their lives. By helping them make the right 
choices, we better prepare them for a hopeful future.
The Congress, by a joint resolution approved May 18, 1928, as amended 
(36 U.S.C. 105), has called for the designation of the first Monday in 
October as ``Child Health Day'' and has requested the President to issue 
a proclamation in observance of this day.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim Monday, October 4, 2004, as Child Health 
Day. I call upon families, schools, child health professionals, faith-
based and community organizations, and governments to help all our 
children discover the rewards of good health and wellness.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of 
October, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7826 of October 4, 2004

To Implement the 2004 United States-Israel Agreement on Trade in 
Agricultural Products

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

1. On April 22, 1985, the United States entered into the Agreement on 
the Establishment of a Free Trade Area between the Government of the 
United States of America and the Government of Israel (the ``FTA''), 
which the Congress approved in the United States-Israel Free Trade Area 
Implementation Act of 1985 (the ``FTA Act'') (19 U.S.C. 2112 Note).
2. In order to maintain the general level of reciprocal and mutually 
advantageous concessions with respect to agricultural trade with Israel, 
on July 27, 2004, the Government of the United States entered into an 
agreement with the Government of Israel concerning certain aspects of 
trade in agricultural products during the period January 1, 2004, 
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2008 (the ``2004 Agreement''). The 2004 Agreement reflects an effort by 
the United States and Israel to address, through 2008, their continuing 
differences over the meaning of certain provisions in the FTA governing 
access for United States agricultural products to Israel's market.
3. Section 4(b) of the FTA Act provides that, whenever the President 
determines that it is necessary to maintain the general level of 
reciprocal and mutually advantageous concessions with respect to Israel 
provided for by the FTA, the President may proclaim such withdrawal, 
suspension, modification, or continuance of any duty, or such 
continuance of existing duty-free or excise treatment, or such 
additional duties as the President determines to be required or 
appropriate to carry out the FTA.
4. Pursuant to section 4(b) of the FTA Act, I have determined that it is 
necessary, in order to maintain the general level of reciprocal and 
mutually advantageous concessions with respect to Israel, to provide 
through the close of December 31, 2008, access into the United States 
customs territory for specified quantities of certain agricultural 
products of Israel free of duty or certain fees or other import charges.
5. Section 604 of the Trade Act of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2483) (the ``Trade 
Act'') authorizes the President to embody in the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (HTS) the substance of the relevant 
provisions of that act, and of other acts affecting import treatment, 
and actions thereunder, including removal, modification, continuance, or 
imposition of any rate of duty or other import restriction.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, acting under the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
the laws of the United States, including section 4 of the FTA Act and 
section 604 of the Trade Act, do hereby proclaim:
    (1) In order to implement aspects of the 2004 Agreement with the 
Government of Israel, concerning certain aspects of trade in 
agricultural products, the HTS is modified as provided in the Annex to 
this proclamation.
    (2) Any provisions of previous proclamations and Executive Orders 
that are inconsistent with the actions taken in this proclamation are 
superseded to the extent of such inconsistency.
    (3) The modifications to the HTS made by the Annex to this 
proclamation shall be effective with respect to goods that are the 
product of Israel and are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for 
consumption, on or after January 1, 2004, and the tariff treatment set 
forth therein shall be effective as provided in such Annex through 
December 31, 2008.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of 
October, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7827 of October 6, 2004

German-American Day, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Generations of German immigrants and their descendents have helped build 
America and chart its course through history. On German-American Day, we 
recognize these proud citizens for their important contributions to 
America and honor the bond between two great nations.
German Americans have been part of America's history since its earliest 
days, beginning with the establishment of the Jamestown Colony in 1607 
and the arrival of German Quakers and Mennonite families in 1683. Many 
of these early settlers came to America seeking religious freedom and 
the chance to develop a community based on tolerance and respect for all 
people. During the westward expansion of the United States, many German 
families helped settle communities, found cities, and develop the 
agriculture industry. Over time, the core beliefs of these freedom-
loving individuals helped define the liberty and opportunity that our 
country represents. Their traditions of public debate and active 
citizenship influenced important social issues such as land reform, 
abolition, workers' rights, and women's suffrage.
This week, our Government is breaking ground for a new Embassy in 
historic Berlin, exemplifying America's support of a unified Germany. 
Sharing a common commitment to freedom, peace, and prosperity, the 
citizens of Germany and America can build a better future for the 
benefit of all nations.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 6, 2004, as 
German-American Day, and I encourage all Americans to recognize the 
contributions of our citizens of German descent.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of 
October, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7828 of October 7, 2004

Leif Erikson Day, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

More than 1,000 years ago, Leif Erikson led his crew on a journey across 
the Atlantic, becoming the first European known to have set foot on 
North American soil. Every October, we honor this courageous Viking 
explorer, his historic voyage, and the rich heritage of Nordic 
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Immigrants from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden and their 
descendants have made great contributions to our Nation in the fields of 
business, politics, the arts, education, agriculture, and other areas. 
Nordic Americans have also made a significant mark on our country's 
society and culture, and have helped to establish and define America's 
most cherished principles. Their energy and spirit have inspired others, 
and their courage, skill, and determination have played an important 
role in the development of our country. Today, millions of people in the 
United States trace their origins to these Nordic countries, and their 
contributions to America make our country stronger and better.
On this day, we also recognize our longstanding ties to these nations 
that were home to the ancestors of many Americans. Together, we continue 
to work to advance prosperity, expand freedom, and increase stability 
and security in Europe and elsewhere in the world.
To honor Leif Erikson, the courageous son of Iceland and grandson of 
Norway, and to celebrate our citizens of Nordic-American heritage, the 
Congress, by joint resolution (Public Law 88-566) approved on September 
2, 1964, has authorized and requested the President to proclaim October 
9 of each year as ``Leif Erikson Day.''
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim October 9, 2004, as Leif Erikson Day. I call 
upon all Americans to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies, 
activities, and programs to honor our rich Nordic-American heritage.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of 
October, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7829 of October 11, 2004

Columbus Day, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

The journeys of Christopher Columbus are among the world's greatest 
stories of daring and discovery. His courage, optimism, and adventurous 
spirit altered the course of history. On Columbus Day, we celebrate this 
remarkable explorer and his contributions to the ``New World.''
In August 1492, Columbus left Spain and sailed into the unknown with the 
simplest of navigational equipment. The risks were great and the outcome 
uncertain. Yet, Columbus was committed to the cause of discovery, 
finding a more efficient trade route to the East and advancing European 
civilization.
Today, Columbus' voyages continue to stir our imagination and encourage 
us to explore new frontiers. His spirit of determination and discovery 
is a characteristic shared by the American people and is reflected 
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our history, from the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the Moon landing and 
our many scientific and technological advances.
Columbus Day is also a celebration of the many contributions that 
Italian Americans have made to our Nation. Every aspect of our culture, 
whether it be art or music, law or politics, reflects the influence of 
Italian Americans. On this day we also remain thankful for the strong 
ties between the United States and Italy and pay tribute to the 
courageous and selfless Italian forces who are helping to advance 
freedom alongside American and coalition troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In commemoration of Columbus' journey, the Congress, by joint resolution 
of April 30, 1934, and modified in 1968 (36 U.S.C. 107), as amended, has 
requested that the President proclaim the second Monday of October of 
each year as ``Columbus Day.''
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim October 11, 2004, as Columbus Day. I call 
upon the people of the United States to observe this day with 
appropriate ceremonies and activities. I also direct that the flag of 
the United States be displayed on all public buildings on the appointed 
day in honor of Christopher Columbus.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eleventh day of 
October, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7830 of October 11, 2004

General Pulaski Memorial Day, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

The story of Revolutionary War hero Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski is 
one of bravery and sacrifice that helped to secure America's blessings 
of liberty. We remember General Pulaski for his skill in battle, his 
commitment to freedom, and his willingness to give his life for 
America's independence.
Born in Poland in 1745, Casimir Pulaski first gained distinction as a 
military hero while fighting to defend his native Poland. His reputation 
as a bold warrior and his dedication to the cause of liberty became 
known throughout Europe.
Pulaski met with Benjamin Franklin in Paris in 1777 and agreed to join 
the Americans in their fight for freedom. He quickly proved to be a 
gifted military leader and was commissioned as a Brigadier General. He 
became known as ``the Father of the American Cavalry,'' recruiting and 
training a special corps of American, Polish, Irish, French, and German 
troops who fought with great skill and success. During the siege of 
Savannah in 1779, General Pulaski was mortally wounded, leaving a legacy 
of heroism that continues to inspire people around the world.

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On General Pulaski Memorial Day, we honor a noble patriot committed to 
the cause of freedom, and we recognize the countless contributions 
Polish Americans have made to our Nation and our culture. We also 
celebrate the strong friendship between the United States and Poland, 
remembering our shared history and common values and honoring the 
sacrifices of Polish troops who have served bravely alongside American 
and coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 11, 2004, as 
General Pulaski Memorial Day. I encourage all Americans to commemorate 
this occasion with appropriate programs and activities paying tribute to 
Casimir Pulaski and honoring all those who defend freedom.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eleventh day of 
October, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7831 of October 12, 2004

National School Lunch Week, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

The National School Lunch Program has provided healthy, affordable 
lunches to our Nation's children for almost 60 years. The program now 
serves more than 28 million children each day, many of whom might not 
otherwise eat nutritious lunches. During National School Lunch Week, we 
recognize the program's contributions to the health, well-being, and 
education of our Nation's youth.
In addition to providing the good nutrition that helps young people 
succeed in school, healthy school lunches and after-school snacks can 
help alleviate childhood obesity and lower children's risk of developing 
health problems. The National School Lunch Program also shares 
information about healthy eating habits with children, families, and 
communities; works to provide our children with the best possible school 
meals; and offers technical training and assistance to school food-
service staff. To support this program and other important child 
nutrition programs, earlier this year I signed into law the Child 
Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004. This bill expands access 
to programs for children of Armed Services personnel, promotes healthy 
food choices, and makes it easier for parents to enroll their eligible 
children.
The National School Lunch Program has accomplished a great deal in 
providing children with nutritious meals, and we must continue working 
to ensure that every child is well-nourished, healthy, and active. While 
children who participate in the school lunch program consume more 
fruits, vegetables, milk, and protein than students who obtain lunch 
elsewhere, over 60 percent of our Nation's young people still eat more 
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recommended serving of fat, and less than 20 percent eat the recommended 
daily servings of fruits and vegetables. To promote the right choices, 
the Department of Agriculture's HealthierUS School Challenge is 
encouraging schools and local communities to create an environment that 
supports healthy lifestyles for our Nation's children.
The success of the National School Lunch Program stems from the hard-
working Americans who plan, prepare, and serve meals to millions of 
children every day. In recognition of the contributions of the National 
School Lunch Program to the health, education, and well-being of 
America's children, the Congress, by joint resolution of October 9, 1962 
(Public Law 87-780), as amended, has designated the week beginning on 
the second Sunday of October of each year as ``National School Lunch 
Week'' and has requested the President to issue a proclamation in 
observance of this week.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim October 10 through October 16, 2004, as 
National School Lunch Week. I call upon all Americans to join the 
dedicated individuals who administer the National School Lunch Program 
in appropriate activities that support the health and well-being of our 
Nation's children.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twelfth day of 
October, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7832 of October 15, 2004

National Mammography Day, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Approximately one in seven women in the United States will develop 
breast cancer over her lifetime. Mammograms are critical for early 
detection of breast cancer and remain the most effective screening tool 
available today. Many women who develop breast cancer have no history of 
the disease in their families, and except for growing older, most have 
no strong risk factors. Regular mammogram screening, along with a 
clinical breast exam by a medical professional, can help identify breast 
cancer in its earliest stages when it is most treatable. On National 
Mammography Day, we underscore the importance of this life-saving 
technology.
The National Cancer Institute and the United States Preventive Services 
Task Force recommend a mammogram every 1 to 2 years for women age 40 and 
over. Strict guidelines help to ensure that mammograms are administered 
with the lowest possible doses of radiation by the best-trained medical 
staff. Scientists continue to study ways to improve mammograms and other 
screening technologies, and this research promises to make screening 
even more accurate and further reduce the number of breast cancer 
deaths.
My Administration is committed to preventing, detecting, treating, and 
ultimately finding a cure for breast cancer. Through an early detection 
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at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, we have devoted over 
$200 million for promoting mammography use and helping low-income women 
afford screening for breast and cervical cancer. In addition, the 
National Institutes of Health is conducting the largest trial ever of 
new, early-detection technologies to help doctors target breast cancer 
before symptoms occur.
My Administration will continue working to ensure that America's women 
have access to the best screening services available. I urge women, 
especially those 40 and over, to talk to their doctors about breast 
cancer screening and to encourage their friends and family to do the 
same. Together, we can help save lives and build a healthier future for 
all our citizens.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 15, 2004, as 
National Mammography Day. I call on all Americans to observe this day 
with appropriate programs and activities recognizing our health care 
professionals and researchers for their contributions in helping to 
detect and treat breast cancer.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of 
October, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7833 of October 15, 2004

White Cane Safety Day, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

To help increase their mobility and assist them in their daily lives, 
many people who are blind or visually impaired use a white cane. On 
White Cane Safety Day, we celebrate the symbolism of this important tool 
and the enduring spirit of independence and determination shown by 
Americans who use it.
In 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the first Presidential 
proclamation for White Cane Safety Day. He wrote that the observance 
would ``make our people more fully aware of the meaning of the white 
cane'' and help increase the safety and self-reliance of our citizens 
who are blind or visually impaired. Over the last four decades, our 
Nation has removed many barriers for these individuals, making it easier 
for them to find jobs, access public buildings, and live independently 
in their communities.
Today, we are working to ensure that all Americans with disabilities 
have the opportunity to live with dignity, work productively, and 
realize their full potential. Through the New Freedom Initiative, my 
Administration continues to build on the progress of the Americans with 
Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) to further promote the full participation 
of people with disabilities in all areas of society. The Department of 
Justice's ADA Business Connection is helping create a better 
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and promote dialogue between the business community and the disability 
community. And the Department of Justice's Project Civic Access is 
improving public facilities to ensure that people with disabilities are 
integrated into community life. Through the Ticket to Work program and 
the Work Incentives Improvement Act, we are making significant strides 
toward building an America where all individuals are recognized for 
their talents and creativity. These efforts will help provide Americans 
who are blind or visually impaired the opportunity to pursue their 
dreams and realize the promise of our great country.
The Congress, by joint resolution (Public Law 88-628) approved on 
October 6, 1964, as amended, has designated October 15 of each year as 
``White Cane Safety Day.''
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim October 15, 2004, as White Cane Safety Day. 
I call upon public officials, business leaders, educators, librarians, 
and all the people of the United States to join with me in ensuring that 
all the benefits and privileges of life in our Nation are available to 
individuals who are blind and visually impaired, and to observe this day 
with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of 
October, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7834 of October 18, 2004

National Character Counts Week, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Individuals have the power to do much good, and great societies are 
built by knowing the difference between right and wrong. People of 
character strengthen our country through their daily actions. To help 
children fulfill their potential and build a more hopeful future for our 
Nation, we must continue to encourage and support the character 
development of our young people and support the institutions that give 
direction and purpose: our families, our schools, and our faith-based 
and community organizations.
Americans of all ages continue to inspire others with their compassion 
and decency by giving their time to faith-based and community 
organizations and bringing hope to others at home and around the world. 
The Senior Corps has more than 500,000 caring souls serving in its 
programs; the Peace Corps has grown to its highest number of volunteers 
in 28 years; and AmeriCorps will grow by 50 percent to 75,000 members 
this year. Almost two million students volunteer each year through the 
Learn and Serve America programs, which incorporate community service as 
a vital part of education. In addition, more than 1,300 communities have 
formed Citizen Corps Councils; over 10,000 communities have registered 
Neighborhood Watch programs; more than 27,000 Americans are serving in 
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Reserve Corps; over 52,000 citizens have completed Community Emergency 
Response Team training; and there are more than 68,000 volunteers in the 
Volunteers in Police Service program. The true strength of America lies 
in the hearts and souls of its citizens, and these volunteers are making 
our country better and stronger.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 17 through October 
23, 2004, as National Character Counts Week. I call upon public 
officials, educators, librarians, parents, students, and all Americans 
to observe this week with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and 
programs.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of 
October, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7835 of October 20, 2004

National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Americans with disabilities are active and contributing members of our 
society, and they must have the opportunity to develop the skills they 
need to compete and obtain jobs in the 21st century workforce. By 
reducing physical barriers and false perceptions, our country meets our 
commitment to millions of Americans with disabilities, and benefits from 
their talents, creativity, and hard work.
The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) has brought about 
important progress in our Nation. Under my Administration's New Freedom 
Initiative, we continue to work to ensure that people with disabilities 
can participate fully in the workplace and all aspects of community 
life. Through funding for new technologies and innovative resources, we 
are changing old ways of thinking and fulfilling the Federal 
Government's commitment to opportunity for every citizen.
The New Freedom Initiative has helped enable individuals with 
disabilities to access assistive technologies. My Administration has 
invested in research and development for new technology. We have 
expanded the Department of Defense's Computer/Electronic Accommodations 
Program, which provides Federal employees with disabilities greater 
access to electronic and information technology. The Department of Labor 
launched DisabilityInfo.gov in 2002, an online resource that streamlines 
access to information about Federally sponsored employment, job 
accommodations, transportation, State and regional assistance programs, 
technology, and other programs relevant to the daily lives of 
individuals with disabilities.
We must foster a better understanding of ADA requirements and increase 
dialogue and cooperation between the business and disability 
communities. Through the New Freedom Small Business Initiative, the 
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Labor and the Small Business Administration are educating small business 
owners about the benefits of hiring people with disabilities and helping 
adult workers with disabilities acquire the skills and resources needed 
to become small business owners. The Equal Employment Opportunity 
Commission is releasing user-friendly information on how the ADA applies 
to particular disabilities in the workplace and providing free ADA 
workshops offering employment-related services and information sessions 
for small businesses. My Administration is implementing the ``Ticket to 
Work'' program, which allows Social Security and Supplemental Security 
Income disability beneficiaries who want to work to choose their own 
employment-related services. The Department of Labor and other agencies 
are also improving the capacity of community One-Stop Career Centers to 
provide training and employment services to people with disabilities.
To recognize the contributions of Americans with disabilities and to 
encourage all citizens to ensure equal opportunity in the workforce, the 
Congress, by joint resolution approved August 11, 1945, as amended (36 
U.S.C. 121), has designated October of each year as ``National 
Disability Employment Awareness Month.''
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim October 2004 as National Disability 
Employment Awareness Month. I call upon Government officials, labor 
leaders, employers, and the people of the United States to observe this 
month with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twentieth day of 
October, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7836 of October 20, 2004

National Forest Products Week, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

America's forests are places of beauty and incredible natural wealth. 
They are homes to wildlife and offer many economic opportunities for our 
Nation. During National Forest Products Week, we recognize the many 
benefits of our forests and continue our dedication to protecting them.
Across our country, many communities rely on healthy forests for 
economic stability. Our forests provide paper products, building 
materials, chemicals, and many other items needed by families and small 
businesses across America. Responsible forest management helps provide 
jobs and maintain these important resources to help meet the daily needs 
of Americans and people around the world.
My Administration has made forest health a high priority, and we will 
continue to promote active management and forest conservation. Under the 
Healthy Forests Initiative, we acted to remove the causes of severe 
wildfires by thinning forest undergrowth before disaster strikes. And 
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Forests Restoration Act of 2003, which I signed into law last December, 
expands our work, helping protect valuable lands that serve as habitat 
for wildlife and ensuring the safety and economic vitality of 
communities affected by wildfires. The Act enforces high standards of 
conservation to help return our forests to more natural conditions and 
maintain the full range of forest types.
To ensure that our forests remain a source of pride for all Americans, 
we must continue our tradition of protecting the land for future 
generations. By combining the ethic of good stewardship with the spirit 
of innovation, we can advance a healthy environment and continue 
economic growth and job creation.
In recognizing the importance of our forests, the Congress, by Public 
Law 86-753 (36 U.S.C. 123), as amended, has designated the week 
beginning on the third Sunday in October of each year as ``National 
Forest Products Week'' and has authorized and requested the President to 
issue a proclamation in observance of this week.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim October 17 through October 23, 2004, as 
National Forest Products Week. I call upon all Americans to observe this 
week with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twentieth day of 
October, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7837 of October 24, 2004

United Nations Day, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

On United Nations Day, we commemorate the founding of the United Nations 
in 1945 and recognize its many contributions to advancing peace and 
human rights around the world.
Our Declaration of Independence and the United Nations' Universal 
Declaration of Human Rights proclaim the equal value and dignity of 
every human life. That dignity is honored by the rule of law, limits on 
the power of the state, respect for women, protection of private 
property, free speech, equal justice, and religious tolerance. These 
founding documents affirm that the bright line between justice and 
injustice is the same in every age, every culture, and every nation.
Today, the United Nations is helping advance these ideals in many places 
around the globe. The U.N. assisted Afghanistan in making history when 
Afghan women and men voted in a democratic Presidential election earlier 
this month. In Sudan, Liberia, Haiti, and other nations, the U.N. has 
been working to bring security, stability, and humanitarian assistance 
to people in need. From Africa to the Caribbean to Asia, the U.N. is 
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societies away from old conflicts, overcome persistent poverty, and 
fight HIV/AIDS and other diseases.
The United States remains committed to the high ideals of the U.N. as 
stated in its charter: ``To save succeeding generations from the scourge 
of war . . . to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights . . . and to 
promote social progress and better standards of life in larger 
freedom.''
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 24, 2004, as 
United Nations Day. I urge the Governors of the 50 States, the Governor 
of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the officials of other areas 
under the flag of the United States to honor the observance of United 
Nations Day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fourth day 
of October, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7838 of November 4, 2004

National Adoption Month, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

By deciding to share their hearts and homes with a child, adoptive 
parents demonstrate great compassion and receive many blessings in 
return. During National Adoption Month, we recognize the generosity of 
adoptive and foster families who are providing hope and love, and we 
encourage the adoption of children of all ages.
In 2002, I signed the Promoting Safe and Stable Families legislation 
that supports families and promotes adoption, and last December I signed 
the Adoption Promotion Act of 2003 to increase incentives to adopt older 
children. We have raised the adoption tax credit to $10,000 per child 
and created the AdoptUSKids website that has joined thousands of 
children with adoptive parents. We are working hard to place more 
children from foster care to permanent homes. This year, on November 20, 
communities from all 50 States and the District of Columbia will 
celebrate National Adoption Day by finalizing the adoption of thousands 
of children by loving families. And each one of those families will be 
enriched by the addition of new members. By bringing care and hope into 
other lives, individuals can fill their own lives with greater purpose.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2004 as National 
Adoption Month. I call on all Americans to observe this month with 
appropriate programs and activities to honor adoptive families and to 
participate in efforts to find permanent homes for waiting children.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of 
November, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7839 of November 4, 2004

National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Today, it is estimated that over 4 million Americans suffer from 
Alzheimer's disease. A progressive, degenerative disorder of the brain, 
Alzheimer's robs individuals of their memory and their mental and 
physical functions, leading to increasing dependence on others for care. 
Factors such as age and family history can contribute to the risk of 
developing this disease. While no cure exists yet, researchers are 
learning more about this disease and how to enhance the quality of life 
for those with Alzheimer's.
President Reagan believed in the courage and capacity of the American 
people to overcome any obstacle, and my Administration remains committed 
to funding medical research programs to find a cure for Alzheimer's 
disease and improving care for Alzheimer's patients and increasing 
support for their families. The National Institutes of Health plans to 
spend $680 million in Alzheimer's research in 2004 and an estimated $699 
million in 2005, a 33 percent increase from 2001. The National 
Institutes of Health, along with the Department of Veterans Affairs, is 
testing drugs for prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's disease. This 
year, the National Institute on Aging launched the Alzheimer's Disease 
Neuroimaging Initiative, an innovative partnership with the private 
sector that is using the latest technologies to observe changes in the 
brains of individuals who are affected by Alzheimer's. This project is 
researching ways to enhance early diagnosis and further the development 
of treatments. In addition, the Administration on Aging is working with 
States to improve home and community-based services for people with 
dementia and their families.
As we observe National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, we recognize 
our citizens who are living with this disease and extend our gratitude 
to those who provide vital care and support. We also specially recognize 
the public and private scientists, researchers, nurses, and health care 
providers who are dedicated to finding new and better ways to help 
patients and ultimately find a cure for Alzheimer's disease. Their 
efforts bring comfort to many and offer hope for the future.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2004 as National 
Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month. I call upon the people of the 
United States to observe this month with appropriate programs and 
activities.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of 
November, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7840 of November 4, 2004

National American Indian Heritage Month, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

As the first people to call our country home, American Indians and 
Alaska Natives have a noble history in this land and have long shaped 
our Nation. During National American Indian Heritage Month, we celebrate 
our commitment to respect and preserve the rich Native American 
traditions and cultures.
The enduring experiences of tribal communities are a cherished part of 
our national story. In September, I was proud to meet with tribal 
leaders and celebrate the opening of the Smithsonian Institution's 
National Museum of the American Indian on the National Mall in 
Washington, D.C. This new facility stands as a powerful symbol of the 
pride and vitality of our Native Peoples. The museum showcases 
masterworks of great cultural, historical, and spiritual significance. 
Through exhibits documenting past and present achievements and hopes for 
the future, it will introduce generations of visitors to the strong and 
living traditions of Native Americans. As a center for scholarship and 
learning, the National Museum of the American Indian will also advance 
understanding of the diversity that makes our Nation great.
My Administration is committed to helping Native Americans as they build 
on their proud legacy. With the funding of my 2005 budget, we will have 
provided the Bureau of Indian Affairs with more than $1.1 billion for 
school construction and repairs during the past 4 years. To improve 
education for American Indian and Alaska Native children, I signed an 
executive order establishing an Interagency Working Group to help 
students meet the standards set by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 
in a manner that is consistent with tribal traditions, languages, and 
cultures. By setting standards for academic achievement and cultural 
learning, Americans in all communities can help their children realize a 
brighter future. I also signed an executive memorandum to all Federal 
agencies affirming the Federal Government's continuing commitment to 
recognize tribal sovereignty and self-determination. As they have in the 
past, tribal governments will maintain jurisdiction over their lands, 
systems of self-governance, and government-to-government relationships 
with the United States.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2004 as National 
American Indian Heritage Month. I encourage all Americans to commemorate 
this month with appropriate programs and activities and to learn more 
about the rich heritage of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of 
November, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7841 of November 4, 2004

National Diabetes Month, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

More than 18 million Americans are estimated to have diabetes. Diabetes 
is the leading cause of new blindness, end-stage kidney disease, and 
nontraumatic amputations. It can also double a person's risk of heart 
attack and stroke and can cause nervous system damage and premature 
death. During National Diabetes Month, we seek to raise awareness of the 
impact of diabetes on our citizens, and we recognize those committed to 
improving the treatment and prevention of this chronic disease.
Approximately one million Americans have been diagnosed with type 1 
diabetes, once known as juvenile diabetes. It develops from autoimmune, 
genetic, and environmental influences, most often striking children, 
adolescents, and young adults. By developing the disease so young, 
people with type 1 diabetes have a greater risk for serious 
complications. Type 2 diabetes affects approximately 17 million 
Americans, and is most common in people over 40 who are overweight, 
inactive, or have a family history of this disease. While people of all 
backgrounds are affected, type 2 diabetes disproportionately strikes 
African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, and Native 
Americans. The number of Americans with type 2 diabetes has grown 
dramatically, and many more Americans are at high risk for developing 
it.
My Administration is committed to funding diabetes research. This year, 
the National Institutes of Health dedicated $993 million for diabetes 
research, and I have requested more that $1 billion for 2005, a 49 
percent increase since 2001.
We are also working to raise awareness of the risk factors associated 
with diabetes. According to clinical research, people at risk for type 2 
diabetes can reduce their risk by approximately 58 percent if they lose 
a modest amount of weight and stay physically active. Those who already 
live with diabetes can greatly reduce their risk for heart disease and 
stroke by controlling their blood sugar, blood pressure, and 
cholesterol.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2004 as National 
Diabetes Month. I call upon all Americans to observe this month with 
appropriate programs and activities.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of 
November, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7842 of November 4, 2004

National Family Caregivers Month, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Every day, family caregivers across our Nation are caring for loved ones 
who are aging, chronically ill, or disabled. Through their selfless 
actions, they bring comfort to those in need, enrich their own lives, 
and reflect the true spirit of America.
America is a country of hope and promise that honors the dignity of all 
its citizens. Our family caregivers sometimes sacrifice their own 
emotional and physical needs to dedicate their time and energy to 
serving their loved ones. By taking on this enormous responsibility, 
they are helping honor life in all its seasons.
My Administration remains committed to supporting the important 
contributions of family caregivers. My fiscal year 2005 budget includes 
tax relief for Americans who need long-term care and individuals who 
care for these family members in their homes. We will also continue to 
work with employers, faith-based and community organizations, 
universities, and national aging organizations to bring critical 
services such as individual counseling, educational activities, respite 
care, and family leave policies to more Americans.
By bringing loving support to their loved ones, our Nation's family 
caregivers make our country a better place. During National Family 
Caregivers Month, we honor their generosity and dedication, and we 
recognize the vital role of family in the lives of our citizens.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2004 as National 
Family Caregivers Month. I encourage all Americans to honor and support 
the family members, friends, and neighbors who provide care to their 
loved ones in need.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of 
November, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7843 of November 4, 2004

National Hospice Month, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Hospice programs are a vital part of our Nation's health care system. 
They provide comfort, peace, and dignity for individuals in the final 
stage of life and their families. During National Hospice Month, we 
recognize the dedicated professionals and volunteers who provide hospice 
care, and we emphasize the importance of respecting and honoring life in 
all of its seasons.
For many terminally ill patients, hospice care is a compassionate 
alternative to traditional care at a hospital or nursing home. Hospice 
physicians, nurses, counselors, and volunteers focus on making patients 
as comfortable as possible, while allowing patients to remain at home 
and close to their families. With comprehensive assistance, these 
caregivers help control pain and other symptoms and provide emotional 
and spiritual support to both patient and family. In 2002, according to 
the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, an estimated 
885,000 individuals were admitted to one of the over 3,000 hospice 
programs in the United States.
My Administration has acted to strengthen and modernize Medicare for our 
seniors, and we remain committed to providing a health care system that 
meets the needs of every patient. Hospice services are covered by 
Medicare, and many States offer hospice care under their Medicaid 
programs. The Medicare legislation that I signed into law last December 
provides that Medicare will, for the first time, cover hospice 
consultation services so that terminally ill patients and their families 
will better understand end-of-life issues and care options. The 
legislation also makes the program more flexible and responsive to the 
needs of patients, allows patients to designate a nurse practitioner to 
coordinate their hospice care, and directs the Secretary of Health and 
Human Services to explore ways to make hospice care more widely 
available to beneficiaries who live in rural areas.
Americans believe in the worth and dignity of every person, and we are 
promoting a culture of life in our Nation. By caring for life at every 
stage, we can create a more compassionate and merciful world.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 2004 as National 
Hospice Month. I encourage all our citizens to observe this month with 
appropriate programs and activities. I also ask Americans to recognize 
our health care professionals and volunteers for their contributions to 
helping those facing terminal illness receive quality care.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of 
November, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7844 of November 9, 2004

Veterans Day, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Americans live in freedom because of our veterans' courage, dedication 
to duty, and love of country. On Veterans Day, we honor these brave men 
and women who have served in our Armed Forces and defended our Nation.
Across America, there are more than 25 million veterans. Their ranks 
include generations of citizens who have risked their lives while 
serving in military conflicts, including World War II, Korea, Vietnam, 
the Persian Gulf, and the war on terror. They have fought for the 
security of our country and the peace of the world. They have defended 
our founding ideals, protected the innocent, and liberated the oppressed 
from tyranny and terror. They have known the hardships and the fears and 
the tragic losses of war. Our veterans know that in the harshest hours 
of conflict they serve just and honorable purposes.
Through the years, our veterans have returned home from their duties to 
become active and responsible citizens in their communities, further 
contributing to the growth and development of our Nation. Their 
commitment to service inspires all Americans.
With respect for and in recognition of the contributions our service men 
and women have made to the cause of peace and freedom around the world, 
the Congress has provided (5 U.S.C. 6103(a)) that November 11 of each 
year shall be set aside as a legal public holiday to honor veterans.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim November 11, 2004, as Veterans Day and urge 
all Americans to observe November 7 through November 13, 2004, as 
National Veterans Awareness Week. I urge all Americans to recognize the 
valor and sacrifice of our veterans through ceremonies and prayers. I 
call upon Federal, State, and local officials to display the flag of the 
United States and to encourage and participate in patriotic activities 
in their communities. I invite civic and fraternal organizations, places 
of worship, schools, businesses, unions, and the media to support this 
national observance with commemorative expressions and programs.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this ninth day of 
November, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7845 of November 9, 2004

World Freedom Day, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Fifteen years ago, the people of East and West Germany tore down the 
Berlin Wall, and freedom triumphed over Communism. The dismantling of 
the Berlin Wall reunited Germany and helped spread freedom across 
Central and Eastern Europe. With free elections and the spread of 
democratic values, these countries won their liberty, and their people 
became free. These democracies today contribute to a strong Europe, and 
the United States values their friendship and their partnership.
On World Freedom Day, we recognize all of those who fought for liberty 
and helped end the oppression of Central and Eastern Europe. We stand by 
those who today are enjoying the blessings of liberty. And we reaffirm 
our commitment to extending peace and freedom in the world.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 9, 2004, as World 
Freedom Day. I call upon the people of the United States to observe this 
day with appropriate ceremonies and activities and to reaffirm their 
dedication to freedom and democracy.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this ninth day of 
November, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7846 of November 15, 2004

America Recycles Day, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Our Nation is dedicated to good stewardship of our natural resources. On 
America Recycles Day, we reaffirm our commitment to preserving our 
resources and recycling.
Our country produces more than 200 million tons of municipal solid 
waste--approximately 4 pounds of waste per person per day. As more 
garbage is generated, the demands on our landfills, natural resources, 
and environment continue to grow. Recycling helps conserve energy and 
natural resources, provides raw materials for key domestic industries, 
reduces air and water pollution, cuts greenhouse gas emissions, and 
promotes the development of cleaner technologies. Recycling and 
composting diverts millions of tons of material away from landfills and 
incinerators. Through curbside collection and recyclable drop-off 
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Nation are demonstrating their commitment to protecting our environment 
and to building a better future for our next generation.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 15, 2004, as 
America Recycles Day. I call upon the people of the United States to 
observe this day with appropriate programs and activities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of 
November, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7847 of November 19, 2004

National Farm-City Week, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

America's farmers and ranchers provide a healthy, safe, and abundant 
food supply for our Nation and for people around the world. Their work 
depends on partnerships with shippers, processors, marketers, retailers, 
transporters, and many others, and their success is essential to 
America's prosperity. During National Farm-City Week, we recognize the 
importance of this cooperative network and the hard work and valuable 
contributions of those in our agricultural industry.
As one of our first industries, farming has long been vital to our 
Nation. Nearly half of the land in the United States is used for 
agricultural production, employing millions of workers, and providing 
consumers with food, clothing, and energy. In addition, America's 
farmers and ranchers are stewards of our land, using innovative 
conservation measures to protect our soil, water, and wildlife habitat.
Our cities also play a key role in our farm economy. Many of the 
industries that process, transport, and distribute agricultural goods 
are located in America's urban communities. Their work has contributed 
to record exports of farm products and to the prosperity of our Nation's 
agricultural industry.
My Administration will continue to work to strengthen American 
agriculture. As we observe National Farm-City Week, I join all our 
citizens in expressing gratitude to farmers, ranchers, and all those who 
work in our agricultural industry for their love of the land and love of 
our country.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 19 through 
November 25, 2004, as National Farm-City Week. I encourage all Americans 
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extraordinary contributions of the agricultural industry to our Nation's 
vitality and prosperity.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this nineteenth day of 
November, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7848 of November 23, 2004

National Family Week, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Strong families are the foundation of our society. They provide 
stability for our citizens and instill responsibility and values in our 
children. During National Family Week, we underscore our commitment to 
supporting families and recognize the significance of family to our 
country.
Families have an important role in teaching our Nation's young people to 
understand the consequences of their actions and to recognize that the 
decisions they make today could affect the rest of their lives. In times 
of change, the family values of compassion, reverence, and integrity 
serve as steady guides. My Administration is standing with American 
families because children should have the opportunity to grow up in a 
stable home.
To help families, I was proud last month to sign the Working Families 
Tax Relief Act of 2004. Because of this legislation, more than 90 
million Americans will have a lower tax bill next year. With more of 
their own money, parents can save for retirement or a child's education, 
or invest in a home or small business. For many American families, the 
most valuable commodity is extra time. I have called on the Congress to 
give individuals the voluntary options of comp-time and flex-time as an 
alternative to overtime pay so that they may better juggle the demands 
of work and family.
As we celebrate family this week, our Nation expresses its gratitude for 
the families whose loved ones serve in our Armed Forces. These brave 
military men and women are working to defend our country and spread 
freedom so that all Americans are safe and secure. We pray for them and 
for their families. And we will always remember the courage and selfless 
commitment of those who have paid the ultimate price for our security 
and freedom.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 21 through 
November 27, 2004, as National Family Week. I invite the States, 
communities, and all the people of the United States to join together in 
observing this week with appropriate ceremonies and activities to honor 
our Nation's families.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-third day of 
November, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7849 of November 23, 2004

Thanksgiving Day, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

All across America, we gather this week with the people we love to give 
thanks to God for the blessings in our lives. We are grateful for our 
freedom, grateful for our families and friends, and grateful for the 
many gifts of America. On Thanksgiving Day, we acknowledge that all of 
these things, and life itself, come from the Almighty God.
Almost four centuries ago, the Pilgrims celebrated a harvest feast to 
thank God after suffering through a brutal winter. President George 
Washington proclaimed the first National Day of Thanksgiving in 1789, 
and President Lincoln revived the tradition during the Civil War, asking 
Americans to give thanks with ``one heart and one voice.'' Since then, 
in times of war and in times of peace, Americans have gathered with 
family and friends and given thanks to God for our blessings.
Thanksgiving is also a time to share our blessings with those who are 
less fortunate. Americans this week will gather food and clothing for 
neighbors in need. Many young people will give part of their holiday to 
volunteer at homeless shelters and food pantries. On Thanksgiving, we 
remember that the true strength of America lies in the hearts and souls 
of the American people. By seeking out those who are hurting and by 
lending a hand, Americans touch the lives of their fellow citizens and 
help make our Nation and the world a better place.
This Thanksgiving, we express our gratitude to our dedicated 
firefighters and police officers who help keep our homeland safe. We are 
grateful to the homeland security and intelligence personnel who spend 
long hours on faithful watch. And we give thanks for the Americans in 
our Armed Forces who are serving around the world to secure our country 
and advance the cause of freedom. These brave men and women make our 
entire Nation proud, and we thank them and their families for their 
sacrifice.
On this Thanksgiving Day, we thank God for His blessings and ask Him to 
continue to guide and watch over our Nation.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim Thursday, November 25, 
2004, as a National Day of Thanksgiving. I encourage all Americans to 
gather together in their homes and places of worship to reinforce the 
ties of family and community and to express gratitude for the many 
blessings we enjoy.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-third day of 
November, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7850 of December 1, 2004

World AIDS Day, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

HIV/AIDS is the greatest health crisis of our time. Its defeat requires 
the cooperation of the entire global community. On World AIDS Day, 
people around the world unite to demonstrate our commitment to fighting 
HIV/AIDS and to offer prayers and support for those living with HIV/AIDS 
and for their families and caregivers.
America and many nations have great opportunities to improve health, 
expand prosperity, and extend freedom in our time. My Administration has 
made turning the tide against HIV/AIDS a priority. In my 2003 State of 
the Union Address, I was proud to announce the Emergency Plan for AIDS 
Relief. This plan commits $15 billion over 5 years to fight the HIV/AIDS 
pandemic in over 100 countries throughout the world, focusing on 15 of 
the hardest-hit countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and Asia. These 
funds are already at work and will help prevent 7 million new 
infections, treat 2 million infected individuals, and care for 10 
million individuals, including orphans and vulnerable children infected 
or affected by this disease.
This year, we also recognize the challenges HIV/AIDS poses to women. 
Through the Emergency Plan, the United States supports drug therapy and 
counseling to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS. In 
addition, we are working to prevent girls from becoming infected through 
sexual coercion or exploitation and to increase support and services to 
help reduce the burden on women who are called upon to care for a sick 
loved one.
In order to defeat this pandemic, we also must discover new treatments 
and cures. America joined with other countries at the G-8 Summit in June 
to announce the Global HIV Vaccine Enterprise, a major commitment from 
the world's leading scientists to find ways to combat this devastating 
disease. My Administration also supports efforts to encourage testing 
because in the United States alone, one-quarter of those infected with 
HIV each year do not know that they are infected. And, because 
abstinence is the only sure way to avoid sexually transmitted diseases, 
my Administration has more than tripled funding for abstinence-only 
programs since taking office.
Our country and other nations around the world are working to bring new 
hope to those suffering with HIV/AIDS and contribute to a healthier 
future for people around the world.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
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laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim December 1, 2004, as World 
AIDS Day. I urge the Governors of the States and the Commonwealth of 
Puerto Rico, officials of the other territories subject to the 
jurisdiction of the United States, and the American people to join me in 
remembering those who have lost their lives to this disease and to 
comfort and support those living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of 
December, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7851 of December 2, 2004

National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

As a Nation, we have made great strides in reducing the deadly cost of 
impaired driving, but driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs 
still shatters too many lives and robs too many people of their 
potential. During National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, 
we continue our work to end impaired driving and urge all Americans to 
be responsible and safe drivers this holiday season and throughout the 
year.
My Administration is committed to saving lives and preventing injuries 
resulting from alcohol- and drug-impaired driving. The NHTSA sponsors 
public education programs such as the ``You Drink & Drive. You Lose.'' 
campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of drunk and drugged 
driving, and works with State and local law enforcement agencies as they 
conduct sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols. In addition, the 
National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign has invested millions of dollars 
to educate Americans about the threat posed by illegal drugs and drugged 
driving. We are also increasing resources for State enforcement and 
education programs. My Administration awarded $80.6 million in grants 
this year to States that have lowered the legal threshold for impaired 
driving to .08 blood alcohol concentration (BAC). As of this year, all 
50 States, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico 
have adopted this legal definition of impaired driving.
Individuals across our country can help prevent drunk and drugged 
driving by encouraging responsible actions, identifying sober designated 
drivers, and educating young people about safe, substance-free driving 
behavior. Working together, all Americans can make our roads safer and 
save lives by preventing drunk and drugged driving.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim December 2004 as National 
Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of 
December, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7852 of December 6, 2004

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

On a quiet Sunday morning, December 7, 1941, more than 2,400 Americans 
were killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor. On that day, life changed in 
America, and the course of history was altered forever.
Our citizens reacted to the attack with firm determination to defeat 
tyranny and secure our Nation. This enterprise required the commitment 
and effort of our entire country. At the height of the conflict, the 
United States had ships on every ocean and troops on five continents. In 
all, more than 16 million Americans wore the uniform of our Nation. They 
came from all walks of life. They served honorably and fought fiercely. 
At home, millions more contributed to the war effort, laboring for 
victory in our factories, on farms, and across America.
Today, we honor those who fought and died at Pearl Harbor, and we pay 
special tribute to the veterans of World War II. These heroes hold a 
cherished place in our history. Through their courage, sacrifice, and 
selfless dedication, they saved our country and preserved freedom. As we 
fight the war on terror, their patriotism continues to inspire a new 
generation of Americans who have been called to defend the blessings of 
liberty. Like those who have gone before them throughout our history, 
our troops fighting the war on terror are defending America from danger 
and liberating the oppressed.
The Congress, by Public Law 103-308, as amended, has designated December 
7 of each year as ``National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.''
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim December 7, 2004, as National Pearl Harbor 
Remembrance Day. I encourage all Americans to observe this solemn 
occasion with appropriate ceremonies and activities. I urge all Federal 
agencies, interested organizations, groups, and individuals to fly the 
flag of the United States at half-staff this December 7 in honor of 
those who died as a result of their service at Pearl Harbor.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of 
December, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7853 of December 10, 2004

To Take Certain Actions Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act 
With Respect to Burkina Faso

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

1. Section 506A(a)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (the ``1974 
Act'') (19 U.S.C. 2466a(a)(1)), as added by section 111(a) of the 
African Growth and Opportunity Act (title I of Public Law 106-200) 
(AGOA), authorizes the President to designate a country listed in 
section 107 of the AGOA (19 U.S.C. 3706) as a ``beneficiary sub-Saharan 
African country'' if the President determines that the country meets the 
eligibility requirements set forth in section 104 of the AGOA (19 U.S.C. 
3703), as well as the eligibility criteria set forth in section 502 of 
the 1974 Act (19 U.S.C. 2462).
2. Section 104 of the AGOA authorizes the President to designate a 
country listed in section 107 of the AGOA as an ``eligible sub-Saharan 
African country'' if the President determines that the country meets 
certain eligibility requirements.
3. Section 112(b)(3)(B) of the AGOA (19 U.S.C. 3721(b)(3)(B)) provides 
special rules for certain apparel articles imported from ``lesser 
developed beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries.''
4. Pursuant to section 104 of the AGOA and section 506A(a)(1) of the 
1974 Act, I have determined that Burkina Faso meets the eligibility 
requirements set forth or referenced therein, and I have decided to 
designate Burkina Faso as a beneficiary sub-Saharan African country.
5. Burkina Faso satisfies the criterion for treatment as a ``lesser 
developed beneficiary sub-Saharan African country'' under section 
112(b)(3)(B) of the AGOA.
6. Section 604 of the 1974 Act (19 U.S.C. 2483) authorizes the President 
to embody in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of theUnited States (HTS) 
the substance of the relevant provisions of that Act, and of other acts 
affecting import treatment, and actions thereunder, including the 
removal, modification, continuance, or imposition of any rate of duty or 
other import restriction.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, acting under the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
the laws of the United States of America, including sections 506A and 
604 of the 1974 Act and section 104 of the AGOA, do proclaim that:
    (1) Burkina Faso is designated as an eligible sub-Saharan African 
country and as a beneficiary sub-Saharan African country.
    (2) In order to reflect this designation in the HTS, general note 
16(a) to the HTS is modified by inserting in alphabetical sequence in 
the list of beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries ``Burkina Faso.''
    (3) For purposes of section 112(b)(3)(B) of the AGOA, Burkina Faso 
is a lesser developed beneficiary sub-Saharan African country.

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    (4) The modification to the HTS made by this proclamation shall be 
effective with respect to articles entered, or withdrawn from warehouse 
for consumption, 15 days after the date of this proclamation.
    (5) Any provisions of previous proclamations and Executive Orders 
that are inconsistent with this proclamation are superseded to the 
extent of such inconsistency.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of 
December, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7854 of December 10, 2004

Human Rights Day, Bill of Rights Day, and Human Rights Week, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

During Human Rights Day, Bill of Rights Day, and Human Rights Week, we 
celebrate the founding ideals of our Nation and emphasize the importance 
of protecting human liberty throughout the world.
As a Nation, we cherish the values of free speech, equality, and 
religious freedom, and we steadfastly oppose injustice and tyranny. 
Since the founding of America, the Bill of Rights has protected basic 
human rights and liberties. In the United States, all citizens have the 
opportunity to voice their opinions, practice their faith, and enjoy the 
blessings of freedom.
After the tragedies of World War II, the United Nations General Assembly 
adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as part of a global 
effort to curb the cruelty and systematic injustice that had destroyed 
so many lives. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights affirms the 
inalienable rights of people everywhere.
In the time since, progress has been made in ensuring that human dignity 
is respected, and we have witnessed the rise of democratic governments 
around the world. No other system of government has done more to protect 
minorities, secure the rights of labor, raise the status of women, or 
channel human energy to the pursuits of peace than democracy.
My Administration continues to encourage free and open societies around 
the world. In Burma, we have called on the ruling junta to release Aung 
San Suu Kyi and engage in dialogue to bring democracy to that country. 
We are helping lead the international effort to end the suffering in 
Sudan. We seek to help the people of North Korea, who are struggling to 
survive under severe repression and difficult living conditions, and our 
Nation continues to stand with those who strive for democracy in 
Belarus, Cuba, Iran, and Zimbabwe.
My Administration also has advanced the fight against human trafficking 
and the abuse and exploitation of women and children, particularly of 
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support for democracy promotion programs globally and have increased the 
budget for the National Endowment for Democracy to strengthen support 
for free elections, free markets, free speech, and human rights advocacy 
around the world.
Freedom and dignity are God's gift to each man and woman in the world. 
During this observance, we encourage all nations to continue working 
towards freedom, peace, and security, which can be achieved only through 
democracy, respect for human rights, and the rule of law.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim December 10, 2004, as 
Human Rights Day; December 15, 2004, as Bill of Rights Day; and the week 
beginning December 10, 2004, as Human Rights Week. I call upon the 
people of the United States to honor the legacy of human rights passed 
down to us from previous generations and to mark these observances with 
appropriate ceremonies and activities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of 
December, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7855 of December 15, 2004

60th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Sixty years ago, more than 600,000 American soldiers fought at the 
Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes Forest region of Belgium and 
Luxembourg. What began as a German surprise attack on December 16, 1944, 
became the largest land battle involving U.S. troops in World War II and 
ended with an Allied victory on January 25, 1945. By the end of the 
battle, there were 81,000 American casualties, including approximately 
19,000 who had sacrificed their lives. This formidable stand was a 
turning point in the war and was critical to the defeat of Nazi Germany 
and the liberation of Europe from tyranny.
Americans continue to be inspired by the valor and integrity of those 
who fought and those who died at the Battle of the Bulge. We recognize 
these brave individuals and pay special tribute to all the veterans of 
World War II. When it mattered most, an entire generation of Americans 
showed the finest qualities of our Nation and humanity. Today, as we 
wage a war on terrorism and defend freedom, our service men and women 
follow and uphold this great tradition of achievement and courage. Just 
like their parents and grandparents, the men and women of this 
generation of our military have answered the call to help advance peace 
and democracy and keep the American people safe.

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On the 60th anniversary of one of the fiercest battles of World War II, 
our Nation honors the veterans who share with us the story of this epic 
struggle and all of the brave Americans who fought in the Battle of the 
Bulge.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby urge all Americans to observe the 
60th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge. I call upon all Americans 
to observe this occasion with appropriate activities, ceremonies, and 
programs designed to honor those who served and sacrificed to liberate 
Europe and defend America's freedom and security.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of 
December, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7856 of December 17, 2004

Wright Brothers Day, 2004

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

On Wright Brothers Day, we honor the achievement and imagination of 
Orville and Wilbur Wright, two bicycle mechanics from Dayton, Ohio, who 
changed the world with their optimism, creativity, and persistence. On 
this day, we recall a monumental event in the history of our Nation and 
in the story of mankind.
On a cold December morning in 1903 on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, 
a small wood and canvas aircraft sent America on a journey far beyond 
the sands of Kitty Hawk. The flight spanned 120 feet and lasted just 12 
seconds, yet it ushered in a new era of unimaginable advances in 
aviation and aerospace technology. Today, air travel is vital to our 
country, helping bring people together and sustain our security. In 
addition, the aviation industry strengthens our economy by supporting 
millions of jobs.
The spirit that led the Wright Brothers to powered flight continues 
today in America's space program. From providing surveys of the sun to 
images of the planets, our spacecraft are exploring the outer edges of 
our solar system and revolutionizing our view of the universe. Under my 
Vision for Space Exploration Program, we will proudly carry on the 
Wright Brothers' tradition of innovation. As we embark on the next 
century of flight, that spirit of discovery will help our Nation and the 
world realize the full promise of tomorrow.
The Congress, by a joint resolution approved December 17, 1963 (77 Stat. 
402; 36 U.S.C. 143) as amended, has designated December 17 of each year 
as ``Wright Brothers Day'' and has authorized and requested the 
President to issue annually a proclamation inviting the people of the 
United States to observe that day with appropriate ceremonies and 
activities.

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NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim December 17, 2004, as Wright Brothers Day.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventeenth day of 
December, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7857 of December 20, 2004

To Implement the United States-Australia Free Trade Agreement

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

1. On May 18, 2004, the United States entered into the United States-
Australia Free Trade Agreement (USAFTA). The USAFTA was approved by the 
Congress in section 101(a) of the United States-Australia Free Trade 
Agreement Implementation Act (the ``USAFTA Act'') (Public Law 108-286, 
118 Stat. 919) (19 U.S.C. 3805 note).
2. Section 105(a) of the USAFTA Act authorizes the President to 
establish or designate within the Department of Commerce an office that 
shall be responsible for providing administrative assistance to panels 
established under Chapter 21 of the USAFTA.
3. Section 201 of the USAFTA Act authorizes the President to proclaim 
such modifications or continuation of any duty, such continuation of 
duty-free or excise treatment, or such additional duties, as the 
President determines to be necessary or appropriate to carry out or 
apply Articles 2.3, 2.5, and 2.6, and the schedule of reductions with 
respect to Australia set forth in Annex 2-B, of the USAFTA.
4. Section 203 of the USAFTA Act provides certain rules for determining 
whether a good is an originating good for the purpose of implementing 
preferential tariff treatment under the USAFTA. I have decided that it 
is necessary to include these rules of origin, together with particular 
rules applicable to certain other goods, in the Harmonized Tariff 
Schedule of the United States (HTS).
5. Section 206 of the USAFTA Act authorizes the President to take 
certain enforcement actions relating to trade with Australia in textile 
and apparel goods.
6. Sections 321-328 of the USAFTA Act authorize the President to take 
certain actions in response to a request by an interested party for 
relief from serious damage or actual threat thereof to a domestic 
industry producing certain textile or apparel articles.
7. Executive Order 11651 of March 3, 1972, as amended, establishes the 
Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) to 
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8. Section 604 of the Trade Act of 1974 (the ``1974 Act'') (19 U.S.C. 
2483), as amended, authorizes the President to embody in the HTS the 
substance of relevant provisions of that Act, or other acts affecting 
import treatment, and of actions taken thereunder.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, acting under the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
the laws of the United States of America, including but not limited to 
sections 105(a), 201, 203, 206, and 321-328 of the USAFTA Act, section 
301 of title 3, United States Code, and section 604 of the 1974 Act, do 
proclaim that:
    (1) In order to provide generally for the preferential tariff 
treatment being accorded under the USAFTA, to set forth rules for 
determining whether goods imported into the customs territory of the 
United States are eligible for preferential tariff treatment under the 
USAFTA, to provide certain other treatment to originating goods for the 
purposes of the USAFTA, and to provide tariff-rate quotas with respect 
to certain originating goods, the HTS is modified as set forth in Annex 
I of Publication No. 3722 of the United States International Trade 
Commission, entitled Modifications to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of 
the United States Implementing the United States-Australia Free Trade 
Agreement (Publication 3722), which is incorporated by reference into 
this proclamation.
    (2) In order to implement the initial stage of duty elimination 
provided for in the USAFTA, to provide tariff-rate quotas with respect 
to certain originating goods, and to provide for future staged 
reductions in duties for originating products of Australia for purposes 
of the USAFTA, the HTS is modified as provided in Annex II of 
Publication 3722, effective on the dates specified in the relevant 
sections of such publication and on any subsequent dates set forth for 
such duty reductions in that publication.
    (3) The Secretary of Commerce is authorized to exercise the 
authority of the President under section 105(a) of the USAFTA Act to 
establish or designate an office within the Department of Commerce to 
carry out the functions set forth in that section.
    (4) (a) The amendments to the HTS made by paragraphs (1) and (2) of 
this proclamation shall be effective with respect to goods entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after the relevant dates 
indicated in Annex II to Publication 3722.

   (b) Except as provided in paragraph 4(a) of this proclamation, this 
proclamation shall be effective with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn 
from warehouse for consumption, on or after January 1, 2005.

    (5) The CITA is authorized to exercise the authority of the 
President under section 206 of the USAFTA Act to exclude textile and 
apparel goods from the customs territory of the United States; to 
determine whether an enterprise's production of, and capability to 
produce, goods are consistent with statements by the enterprise; to find 
that an enterprise has knowingly or willfully engaged in circumvention; 
and to deny preferential tariff treatment to textile and apparel goods.
    (6) The CITA is authorized to exercise the authority of the 
President under sections 321-328 of the USAFTA Act to review requests, 
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allegations of critical circumstances, and to determine whether to 
commence consideration of such requests; to cause to be published in the 
Federal Register a notice of commencement of consideration of a request 
and notice seeking public comment; to determine whether imports of an 
Australian textile or apparel article are causing serious damage, or 
actual threat thereof, to a domestic industry producing an article that 
is like, or directly competitive with, the imported article; and to 
provide relief from imports of an article that is the subject of such a 
determination; and if critical circumstances are alleged, to determine 
whether there is clear evidence that imports from Australia have 
increased as the result of the reduction or elimination of a customs 
duty under the USAFTA, whether there is clear evidence that such imports 
are causing serious damage, or actual threat thereof, to a domestic 
industry producing an article that is like, or directly competitive 
with, the imported article, and whether delay in taking action would 
cause damage to that industry that would be difficult to repair; and to 
provide provisional relief with respect to imports that are subject to 
an affirmative determination of critical circumstances that is necessary 
to remedy or prevent the serious damage.
    (7) All provisions of previous proclamations and Executive Orders 
that are inconsistent with the actions taken in this proclamation are 
superseded to the extent of such inconsistency.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twentieth day of 
December, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7858 of December 21, 2004

To Take Certain Actions Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

1. In Proclamation 7561 of May 16, 2002, I designated the Republic of 
Cote d'Ivoire as a beneficiary sub-Saharan African country pursuant to 
section 506A(a)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended, (the ``1974 
Act'') (19 U.S.C. 2466a(a)(1)), as added by section 111(a) of the 
African Growth and Opportunity Act (title I of Public Law 106-200) 
(AGOA)). I also provided that Cote d'Ivoire would be considered a lesser 
developed beneficiary sub-Saharan African country for purposes of 
section 112(b)(3)(B) of the AGOA (19 U.S.C. 3721(b)(3)(B)).
2. In Proclamation 7350 of October 2, 2000, President Clinton delegated 
to the United States Trade Representative (USTR) the authority to 
perform the function specified in section 113(b)(1)(B) of the AGOA (19 
U.S.C. 3722(b)(1)(B)). In a Federal Register notice dated December 17, 
2003, the USTR determined that Cote d'Ivoire had adopted an effective 
visa system and related procedures to prevent unlawful transshipment and 
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counterfeit documents and that Cote d'Ivoire had implemented and 
followed, or was making substantial progress toward implementing and 
following, certain customs procedures that assist the United States 
Customs Service in verifying the origin of the products.
3. Section 506A(a)(3) of the 1974 Act (19 U.S.C. 2466a(a)(3)) authorizes 
the President to terminate the designation of a country as a beneficiary 
sub-Saharan African country for purposes of section 506A if he 
determines that the country is not making continual progress in meeting 
the requirements described in section 506A(a)(1) of the 1974 Act, 
effective on January 1 of the year following the year in which such 
determination is made.
4. Pursuant to section 506A(a)(3) of the 1974 Act, I have determined 
that Cote d'Ivoire is not making continual progress in meeting the 
requirements described in section 506A(a)(1) of the 1974 Act. 
Accordingly, I have decided to terminate the designation of Cote 
d'Ivoire as a beneficiary sub-Saharan African country for purposes of 
section 506A of the 1974 Act, effective on January 1, 2005.
5. Section 604 of the 1974 Act (19 U.S.C. 2483) authorizes the President 
to embody in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) 
the substance of the relevant provisions of that Act, and of other acts 
affecting import treatment, and actions thereunder, including the 
removal, modification, continuance, or imposition of any rate of duty or 
other import restriction.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, acting under the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
the laws of the United States, including sections 506A and 604 of the 
1974 Act and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, do proclaim 
that:
(1) The designation of Cote d'Ivoire as a beneficiary sub-Saharan 
African country for purposes of section 506A of the 1974 Act is 
terminated, effective on January 1, 2005.
(2) In order to reflect in the HTS that beginning January 1, 2005, Cote 
d'Ivoire shall no longer be designated as a beneficiary sub-Saharan 
African country, general note 16(a) to the HTS is modified by deleting 
``Republic of Cote d'Ivoire'' from the list of beneficiary sub-Saharan 
African countries. Further, U.S. note 2(d) to subchapter XIX of chapter 
98 is modified by removing ``Cote d'Ivoire'' from the list of lesser 
developed beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries, and U.S. note 7(a) 
to subchapter II and U.S. note 1 to subchapter XIX of chapter 98 of the 
HTS are modified by deleting ``Cote d'Ivoire'' from the list of 
beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries eligible for certain textile 
and apparel benefits.
(3) The modification to the HTS made by this proclamation shall be 
effective with respect to articles entered, or withdrawn from warehouse 
for consumption, on or after January 1, 2005.
(4) Any provisions of previous proclamations and executive orders that 
are inconsistent with this proclamation are superseded to the extent of 
such inconsistency.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-first day of 
December, in the year of our Lord two thousand four, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-
ninth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Executive Order 13324 of January 15, 2004

Termination of Emergency With Respect to Sierra Leone and Liberia

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States, including the International Emergency 
Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the National Emergencies 
Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) (NEA), and section 5 of the United Nations 
Participation Act of 1945, as amended (22 U.S.C. 287c),
I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, find that 
the situations that gave rise to the declaration of a national emergency 
in Executive Order 13194 of January 18, 2001, with respect to Sierra 
Leone and the expansion of the scope of that emergency in Executive 
Order 13213 of May 22, 2001, with respect to Liberia, have been 
significantly altered given that in January 2002 the Government of 
Sierra Leone, the Sierra Leonean rebel group Revolutionary United Front 
(RUF), and the United Nations Mission in Sierra Leone declared the war 
in Sierra Leone to have ended; the parties to the Liberian civil war 
entered into a Comprehensive Peace Agreement in August 2003; the RUF no 
longer exists as a military organization; Charles Taylor, who was the 
prime instigator of violence both in Sierra Leone and in Liberia, has 
resigned from the Liberian presidency and gone into exile; the 
Government of Sierra Leone has established a rough diamond certification 
regime that meets the minimum standards of the Kimberley Process 
Certification Scheme; and the United States has implemented the Clean 
Diamond Trade Act (Public Law 108-19), prohibiting the importation into 
the United States of rough diamonds that are not controlled through the 
Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, currently including rough 
diamonds from Liberia. Accordingly, I hereby terminate the national 
emergency declared and expanded in scope in those two prior orders, 
revoke those orders, and further order:
Section 1. Pursuant to section 202 of the NEA (50 U.S.C. 1622), 
termination of the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13194 
and expanded in scope in Executive Order 13213 shall not affect any 
action taken or proceeding pending not finally concluded or determined 
as of the effective date of this order, or any action or proceeding 
based on any act committed prior to such date, or any rights or duties 
that matured or penalties that were incurred prior to such date.

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Sec. 2. 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, 
instrumentalities, or entities, its officers or employees, or any other 
person.
Sec. 3. This order is effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern standard time on 
January 16, 2004. This order shall be transmitted to the Congress and 
published in the Federal Register.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    January 15, 2004.



Executive Order 13325 of January 23, 2004

Amendment to Executive Order 12293, the Foreign Service of the United 
States

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, including the Foreign Service Act 
of 1980, as amended, and in order to adjust the basic salary rates for 
each class of the Senior Foreign Service in light of the changes made to 
the manner in which members of the Senior Executive Service will be paid 
pursuant to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 
(Public Law 108-136), it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Section 4 of Executive Order 12293 of February 23, 1981, as 
amended, is amended to read as follows:
``Sec. 4. (a) In accord with Section 402 of the Act (22 U.S.C. 3962), 
there are established the following salary classes with titles for the 
Senior Foreign Service, at the following ranges of basic rates of pay.
                                                                     (1)
    Career Minister
                                                                        
    Range from 94 percent of the rate payable to level III of the 
    Executive Schedule to 100 percent of the rate payable to level III 
    of the Executive Schedule.
                                                                     (2)
    Minister-Counselor
                                                                        
    Range from 90 percent of the rate payable to level III of the 
    Executive Schedule to 100 percent of the rate payable to level III 
    of the Executive Schedule.
                                                                     (3)
    Counselor
                                                                        
    Range from 120 percent of the rate payable to GS-15/Step 1 to 100 
    percent of rate payable to level III of the Executive Schedule.
    (b) Upon conversion to a rate of basic pay within the range of rates 
established for the applicable salary class by this section as of the 
first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after 
January 1, 2004, a member of the Senior Foreign Service shall receive 
the rate of basic pay to which he or she was entitled immediately before 
that date, including any locality-based comparability payment authorized 
under 5 U.S.C. 5304(h)(2)(C) that the member was receiving immediately 
before that date. On the same date, or on a later date specified by the 
Secretary of State (or the heads of the other agencies that utilize the 
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system (collectively the ``Secretary'')), the Secretary may increase the 
member's rate of basic pay upon a determination that the member's 
performance or contribution to the mission of the agency so warrant and 
that the member is otherwise eligible for such a pay adjustment under 
Section 402 of the Foreign Service Act.''
Sec. 2. Effective Date. The salary rates contained herein are effective 
on the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or 
after January 1, 2004.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    January 23, 2004.



Executive Order 13326 of January 27, 2004

President's Commission on Implementation of United States Space 
Exploration Policy

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, and to obtain recommendations 
concerning implementation of the new vision for space exploration 
activities of the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Establishment. There is hereby established the President's 
Commission on Implementation of United States Space Exploration Policy 
(the ``Commission'').
Sec. 2. Membership. (a) The Commission shall be composed of not more 
than nine members appointed by the President, taking into account as 
appropriate the experience of such individuals with respect to 
governmental, scientific, and technical matters relating to space.
    (b) The President shall designate one member of the Commission to 
serve as Chairman of the Commission.
Sec. 3. Mission.  (a) The mission of the Commission shall be to provide 
recommendations to the President, in accordance with this order, on 
implementation of the vision outlined in the President's policy 
statement entitled ``A Renewed Spirit of Discovery'' and the President's 
Budget Submission for Fiscal Year 2005 (collectively, ``Policy'').
    (b) The Commission shall examine and make recommendations to the 
President regarding:

   (i) A science research agenda to be conducted on the Moon and other 
destinations as well as human and robotic science activities that advance 
our capacity to achieve the Policy;

   (ii) The exploration of technologies, demonstrations, and strategies, 
including the use of lunar and other in situ natural resources, that could 
be used for sustainable human and robotic exploration;

   (iii) Criteria that could be used to select future destinations for 
human exploration;

   (iv) Long-term organization options for managing implementation of space 
exploration activities;

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   (v) The most appropriate and effective roles for potential private 
sector and international participants in implementing the Policy;

   (vi) Methods for optimizing space exploration activities to encourage 
the interest of America's youth in studying and pursuing careers in 
mathematics, science, and engineering; and

   (vii) Management of the implementation of the Policy within available 
resources.

Sec. 4. Administration. (a) The National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration (NASA) shall provide, to the extent permitted by law, 
administrative support and funding for the Commission. The Commission is 
established in NASA for administrative purposes only.
    (b) Members of the Commission shall serve without compensation for 
their work on the Commission. Members appointed from among private 
citizens of the United States, however, while engaged in the work of the 
Commission, may be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu 
of subsistence, as authorized by law for persons serving intermittently 
in Government service (5 U.S.C. 5701-5707), to the extent funds are 
available.
    (c) Insofar as the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2) 
(the ``Act''), as amended, may apply to the Commission, any functions of 
the President under that Act, except for those in section 6 of that Act, 
shall be performed by the Administrator of NASA (the ``Administrator''), 
in accordance with the guidelines that have been issued by the 
Administrator of General Services.
    (d) The Commission shall conduct occasional meetings as appropriate, 
including at various locations throughout the United States, to solicit 
views and opinions from the public, academia, and industry.
    (e) The Commission shall not have access to information classified 
pursuant to Executive Order 12958 of April 17, 1995, as amended.
Sec. 5. Report. The Commission shall submit its final report to the 
President through the Administrator within 120 days of the first meeting 
of the Commission.
Sec. 6. General Provisions. (a) This order is intended only to improve 
the internal management of the executive branch and it is not intended 
to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or 
procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by a party against the 
United States, its departments, agencies, instrumentalities or entities, 
its officers or employees, or any other person.
    (b) The Commission shall terminate within 60 days after submitting 
its final report.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    January 27, 2004.

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Executive Order 13327 of February 4, 2004

Federal Real Property Asset Management

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, including section 121(a) of title 
40, United States Code, and in order to promote the efficient and 
economical use of Federal real property resources in accordance with 
their value as national assets and in the best interests of the Nation, 
it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Policy. It is the policy of the United States to promote the 
efficient and economical use of America's real property assets and to 
assure management accountability for implementing Federal real property 
management reforms. Based on this policy, executive branch departments 
and agencies shall recognize the importance of real property resources 
through increased management attention, the establishment of clear goals 
and objectives, improved policies and levels of accountability, and 
other appropriate action.
Sec. 2. Definition and Scope. (a) For the purpose of this executive 
order, Federal real property is defined as any real property owned, 
leased, or otherwise managed by the Federal Government, both within and 
outside the United States, and improvements on Federal lands. For the 
purpose of this order, Federal real property shall exclude: interests in 
real property assets that have been disposed of for public benefit 
purposes pursuant to section 484 of title 40, United States Code, and 
are now held in private ownership; land easements or rights-of-way held 
by the Federal Government; public domain land (including lands withdrawn 
for military purposes) or land reserved or dedicated for national 
forest, national park, or national wildlife refuge purposes except for 
improvements on those lands; land held in trust or restricted fee status 
for individual Indians or Indian tribes; and land and interests in land 
that are withheld from the scope of this order by agency heads for 
reasons of national security, foreign policy, or public safety.
    (b) This order shall not be interpreted to supersede any existing 
authority under law or by executive order for real property asset 
management, with the exception of the revocation of Executive Order 
12512 of April 29, 1985, in section 8 of this order.
Sec. 3. Establishment and Responsibilities of Agency Senior Real 
Property Officer. (a) The heads of all executive branch departments and 
agencies cited in sections 901(b)(1) and (b)(2) of title 31, United 
States Code, and the Secretary of Homeland Security, shall designate 
among their senior management officials, a Senior Real Property Officer. 
Such officer shall have the education, training, and experience required 
to administer the necessary functions of the position for the particular 
agency.
    (b) The Senior Real Property Officer shall develop and implement an 
agency asset management planning process that meets the form, content, 
and other requirements established by the Federal Real Property Council 
established in section 4 of this order. The initial agency asset 
management plan will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget 
on a date determined by the Director of the Office of Management and 
Budget. In developing this plan, the Senior Real Property Officer shall:

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                                                                     (i)
     identify and categorize all real property owned, leased, or 
    otherwise managed by the agency, including, where applicable, those 
    properties outside the United States in which the lease agreements 
    and arrangements reflect the host country currency or involve 
    alternative lease plans or rental agreements;
                                                                    (ii)
     prioritize actions to be taken to improve the operational and 
    financial management of the agency's real property inventory;
                                                                   (iii)
     make life-cycle cost estimations associated with the prioritized 
    actions;
                                                                    (iv)
     identify legislative authorities that are required to address these 
    priorities;
                                                                     (v)
     identify and pursue goals, with appropriate deadlines, consistent 
    with and supportive of the agency's asset management plan and 
    measure progress against such goals;
                                                                    (vi)
     incorporate planning and management requirements for historic 
    property under Executive Order 13287 of March 3, 2003, and for 
    environmental management under Executive Order 13148 of April 21, 
    2000; and
                                                                   (vii)
     identify any other information and pursue any other actions 
    necessary to the appropriate development and implementation of the 
    agency asset management plan.
    (c) The Senior Real Property Officer shall be responsible, on an 
ongoing basis, for monitoring the real property assets of the agency so 
that agency assets are managed in a manner that is:
                                                                     (i)
     consistent with, and supportive of, the goals and objectives set 
    forth in the agency's overall strategic plan under section 306 of 
    title 5, United States Code;
                                                                    (ii)
     consistent with the real property asset management principles 
    developed by the Federal Real Property Council established in 
    section 4 of this order; and
                                                                   (iii)
     reflected in the agency asset management plan.
    (d) The Senior Real Property Officer shall, on an annual basis, 
provide to the Director of the Office of Management and Budget and the 
Administrator of General Services:
                                                                     (i)
     information that lists and describes real property assets under the 
    jurisdiction, custody, or control of that agency, except for 
    classified information; and
                                                                    (ii)
     any other relevant information the Director of the Office of 
    Management and Budget or the Administrator of General Services may 
    request for inclusion in the Government-wide listing of all Federal 
    real property assets and leased property.
    (e) The designation of the Senior Real Property Officer shall be 
made by agencies within 30 days after the date of this order.
Sec. 4. Establishment of a Federal Real Property Council. (a) A Federal 
Real Property Council (Council) is established, within the Office of 
Management and Budget for administrative purposes, to develop guidance 
for, and facilitate the success of, each agency's asset management plan. 
The Council shall be composed exclusively of all agency Senior Real 
Property Officers, the Controller of the Office of Management and 
Budget, the Administrator of General Services, and any other full-time 
or permanent part-time Federal officials or employees as deemed 
necessary by the Chairman of the Council. The Deputy Director for 
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Budget shall also be a member and shall chair the Council. The Office of 
Management and Budget shall provide funding and administrative support 
for the Council, as appropriate.
    (b) The Council shall provide a venue for assisting the Senior Real 
Property Officers in the development and implementation of the agency 
asset management plans. The Council shall work with the Administrator of 
General Services to establish appropriate performance measures to 
determine the effectiveness of Federal real property management. Such 
performance measures shall include, but are not limited to, evaluating 
the costs and benefits involved with acquiring, repairing, maintaining, 
operating, managing, and disposing of Federal real properties at 
particular agencies. Specifically, the Council shall consider, as 
appropriate, the following performance measures:
                                                                     (i)
     life-cycle cost estimations associated with the agency's 
    prioritized actions;
                                                                    (ii)
     the costs relating to the acquisition of real property assets by 
    purchase, condemnation, exchange, lease, or otherwise;
                                                                   (iii)
     the cost and time required to dispose of Federal real property 
    assets and the financial recovery of the Federal investment 
    resulting from the disposal;
                                                                    (iv)
     the operating, maintenance, and security costs at Federal 
    properties, including but not limited to the costs of utility 
    services at unoccupied properties;
                                                                     (v)
     the environmental costs associated with ownership of property, 
    including the costs of environmental restoration and compliance 
    activities;
                                                                    (vi)
     changes in the amounts of vacant Federal space;
                                                                   (vii)
     the realization of equity value in Federal real property assets;
                                                                  (viii)
     opportunities for cooperative arrangements with the commercial real 
    estate community; and
                                                                    (ix)
     the enhancement of Federal agency productivity through an improved 
    working environment. The performance measures shall be designed to 
    enable the heads of executive branch agencies to track progress in 
    the achievement of Government-wide property management objectives, 
    as well as allow for comparing the performance of executive branch 
    agencies against industry and other public sector agencies.
    (c) The Council shall serve as a clearinghouse for executive 
agencies for best practices in evaluating actual progress in the 
implementation of real property enhancements. The Council shall also 
work in conjunction with the President's Management Council to assist 
the efforts of the Senior Real Property Officials and the implementation 
of agency asset management plans.
    (d) The Council shall be organized and hold its first meeting within 
60 days of the date of this order. The Council shall hold meetings not 
less often than once a quarter each fiscal year.
Sec. 5. Role of the General Services Administration. (a) The 
Administrator of General Services shall, to the extent permitted by law 
and in consultation with the Federal Real Property Council, provide 
policy oversight and guidance for executive agencies for Federal real 
property management; manage selected properties for an agency at the 
request of that agency and with the consent of the Administrator; 
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to an agency where the Administrator determines it will promote 
efficiency and economy, and where the receiving agency has demonstrated 
the ability and willingness to assume such responsibilities; and provide 
necessary leadership in the development and maintenance of needed 
property management information systems.
    (b) The Administrator of General Services shall publish common 
performance measures and standards adopted by the Council.
    (c) The Administrator of General Services, in consultation with the 
Federal Real Property Council, shall establish and maintain a single, 
comprehensive, and descriptive database of all real property under the 
custody and control of all executive branch agencies, except when 
otherwise required for reasons of national security. The Administrator 
shall collect from each executive branch agency such descriptive 
information, except for classified information, as the Administrator 
considers will best describe the nature, use, and extent of the real 
property holdings of the Federal Government.
    (d) The Administrator of General Services, in consultation with the 
Federal Real Property Council, may establish data and other information 
technology (IT) standards for use by Federal agencies in developing or 
upgrading Federal agency real property information systems in order to 
facilitate reporting on a uniform basis. Those agencies with particular 
IT standards and systems in place and in use shall be allowed to 
continue with such use to the extent that they are compatible with the 
standards issued by the Administrator.
Sec. 6. General Provisions. (a) The Director of the Office of Management 
and Budget shall review, through the management and budget review 
processes, the efforts of departments and agencies in implementing their 
asset management plans and achieving the Government-wide property 
management policies established pursuant to this order.
    (b) The Office of Management and Budget and the General Services 
Administration shall, in consultation with the landholding agencies, 
develop legislative initiatives that seek to improve Federal real 
property management through the adoption of appropriate industry 
management techniques and the establishment of managerial accountability 
for implementing effective and efficient real property management 
practices.
    (c) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise 
affect the authority of the Director of the Office of Management and 
Budget with respect to budget, administrative, or legislative proposals.
    (d) Nothing in this order shall be construed to affect real property 
for the use of the President, Vice President, or, for protective 
purposes, the United States Secret Service.
Sec. 7. Public Lands. In order to ensure that Federally owned lands, 
other than the real property covered by this order, are managed in the 
most effective and economic manner, the Departments of Agriculture and 
the Interior shall take such steps as are appropriate to improve their 
management of public lands and National Forest System lands and shall 
develop appropriate legislative proposals necessary to facilitate that 
result.
Sec. 8. Executive Order 12512 of April 29, 1985, is hereby revoked.
Sec. 9. Judicial Review. This order is intended only to improve the 
internal management of the executive branch and is not intended to, and 
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create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at 
law or in equity, against the United States, its departments, agencies, 
or other entities, its officers or employees, or any other person.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    February 4, 2004.



Executive Order 13328 of February 6, 2004

Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States 
Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction

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. Establishment. There is established, within the Executive 
Office of the President for administrative purposes, a Commission on the 
Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass 
Destruction (Commission).
Sec. 2. Mission. (a) The Commission is established for the purpose of 
advising the President in the discharge of his constitutional authority 
under Article II of the Constitution to conduct foreign relations, 
protect national security, and command the Armed Forces of the United 
States, in order to ensure the most effective counterproliferation 
capabilities of the United States and response to the September 11, 
2001, terrorist attacks and the ongoing threat of terrorist activity. 
The Commission shall assess whether the Intelligence Community is 
sufficiently authorized, organized, equipped, trained, and resourced to 
identify and warn in a timely manner of, and to support United States 
Government efforts to respond to, the development and transfer of 
knowledge, expertise, technologies, materials, and resources associated 
with the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, related means of 
delivery, and other related threats of the 21st Century and their 
employment by foreign powers (including terrorists, terrorist 
organizations, and private networks, or other entities or individuals). 
In doing so, the Commission shall examine the capabilities and 
challenges of the Intelligence Community to collect, process, analyze, 
produce, and disseminate information concerning the capabilities, 
intentions, and activities of such foreign powers relating to the 
design, development, manufacture, acquisition, possession, 
proliferation, transfer, testing, potential or threatened use, or use of 
Weapons of Mass Destruction, related means of delivery, and other 
related threats of the 21st Century.
    (b) With respect to that portion of its examination under paragraph 
2(a) of this order that relates to Iraq, the Commission shall 
specifically examine the Intelligence Community's intelligence prior to 
the initiation of Operation Iraqi Freedom and compare it with the 
findings of the Iraq Survey Group and other relevant agencies or 
organizations concerning the capabilities, intentions, and activities of 
Iraq relating to the design, development, manufacture, acquisition, 
possession, proliferation, transfer, testing, potential or threatened 
use, or use of Weapons of Mass Destruction and related means of 
delivery.

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    (c) With respect to its examination under paragraph 2(a) of this 
order, the Commission shall:
                                                                     (i)
     specifically evaluate the challenges of obtaining information 
    regarding the design, development, manufacture, acquisition, 
    possession, proliferation, transfer, testing, potential or 
    threatened use, or use of Weapons of Mass Destruction, related means 
    of delivery, and other related threats of the 21st Century in closed 
    societies; and
                                                                    (ii)
     compare the Intelligence Community's intelligence concerning 
    Weapons of Mass Destruction programs and other related threats of 
    the 21st Century in Libya prior to Libya's recent decision to open 
    its programs to inter national scrutiny and in Afghanistan prior to 
    removal of the Taliban government with the current assessments of 
    organizations examining those programs.
    (d) The Commission shall submit to the President by March 31, 2005, 
a report of the findings of the Commission resulting from its 
examination and its specific recommendations for ensuring that the 
Intelligence Community of the United States is sufficiently authorized, 
organized, equipped, trained, and resourced to identify and warn in a 
timely manner of, and to support United States Government efforts to 
respond to, the development and transfer of knowledge, expertise, 
technologies, materials, and resources associated with the proliferation 
of Weapons of Mass Destruction, related means of delivery, and other 
related threats of the 21st Century and their employment by foreign 
powers (including terrorists, terrorist organizations, and private 
networks, or other entities or individuals). The Central Intelligence 
Agency and other components of the Intelligence Community shall utilize 
the Commission and its resulting report. Within 90 days of receiving the 
Commission's report, the President will consult with the Congress 
concerning the Commission's report and recommendations, and will propose 
any appropriate legislative recommendations arising out of the findings 
of the Commission.
Sec. 3. Membership. The Commission shall consist of up to nine members 
appointed by the President, two of whom the President shall designate as 
Co-Chairs. Members shall be citizens of the United States. It shall take 
two-thirds of the members of the Commission to constitute a quorum.
Sec. 4. Meetings of the Commission and Direction of Its Work. The Co-
Chairs of the Commission shall convene and preside at the meetings of 
the Commission, determine after consultation with other members of the 
Commission its agenda, direct its work, and assign responsibilities 
within the Commission.
Sec. 5. Access to Information. (a) To carry out this order, the 
Commission shall have full and complete access to information relevant 
to its mission as described in section 2 of this order and in the 
possession, custody, or control of any executive department or agency to 
the maximum extent permitted by law and consistent with Executive Order 
12958 of April 17, 1995, as amended. Heads of departments and agencies 
shall promptly furnish such information to the Commission upon request. 
The Attorney General and the Director of Central Intelligence shall 
ensure the expeditious processing of all appropriate security clearances 
necessary for the members of the Commission to fulfill their functions.
    (b) Promptly upon commencing its work, the Commission shall adopt, 
after consultation with the Secretary of Defense, the Attorney General, 
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the Director of Central Intelligence, rules and procedures of the 
Commission for physical, communications, computer, document, personnel, 
and other security in relation to the work of the Commission. The 
Secretary of Defense, the Attorney General, and the Director of Central 
Intelligence shall promptly and jointly report to the President their 
judgment whether the security rules and procedures adopted by the 
Commission are clearly consistent with the national security and protect 
against unauthorized disclosure of information required by law or 
executive order to be protected against such disclosure. The President 
may at any time modify the security rules or procedures of the 
Commission to provide the necessary protection.
Sec. 6. General Provisions. (a) In implementing this order, the 
Commission shall solely advise and assist the President.
    (b) In performing its functions under this order, the Commission 
shall, subject to the authority of the President, be independent from 
any executive department or agency, or of any officer, employee, or 
agent thereof.
    (c) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise 
affect the authorities of any department, agency, entity, officer, or 
employee of the United States under applicable law.
    (d) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise 
affect the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and 
Budget relating to budget, administrative, or legislative proposals.
    (e) The Director of the Office of Administration shall provide or 
arrange for the provision of administrative support and, with the 
assistance of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, 
ensure funding for the Commission consistent with applicable law. The 
Director of the Office of Administration shall ensure that such support 
and funding meets the Commission's reasonable needs and that the manner 
of provision of support and funding is consistent with the authority of 
the Commission within the executive branch in the performance of its 
functions.
    (f) Members of the Commission shall serve without compensation for 
their work on the Commission. Members who are not officers or employees 
in the executive branch, while engaged in the work of the Commission, 
may be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of 
subsistence, as authorized by law for persons serving intermittently in 
Government service (5 U.S.C. 5701 through 5707), consistent with the 
availability of funds.
    (g) The Commission shall have a staff headed by an Executive 
Director. The Co-Chairs shall hire and employ, or obtain by assignment 
or detail from departments and agencies, the staff of the Commission, 
including the Executive Director.
    (h) The term ``Intelligence Community'' is given the same meaning as 
contained in section 3(4) of the National Security Act of 1947, as 
amended (50 U.S.C. 401a(4)).
    (i) The term ``Weapons of Mass Destruction'' is given the same 
meaning as contained in section 1403(1) of the Defense Against Weapons 
of Mass Destruction Act of 1996 (50 U.S.C. 2302(1)).
Sec. 7. Judicial Review. This order is intended only to improve the 
internal management of the executive branch, and is not intended to, and 
does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, 
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in equity, against the United States, its departments, agencies, or 
other entities, its officers or employees, or any other person.
Sec. 8. Termination. The Commission shall terminate within 60 days after 
submitting its report.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    February 6, 2004.



Executive Order 13329 of February 24, 2004

Encouraging Innovation in Manufacturing

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, including the Small Business Act, 
as amended (15 U.S.C. 631 et seq.), and to help ensure that Federal 
agencies properly and effectively assist the private sector in its 
manufacturing innovation efforts, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Policy. Continued technological innovation is critical to a 
strong manufacturing sector in the United States economy. The Federal 
Government has an important role, including through the Small Business 
Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer 
(STTR) programs, in helping to advance innovation, including innovation 
in manufacturing, through small businesses.
Sec. 2. Duties of Department and Agency Heads. The head of each 
executive branch department or agency with one or more SBIR programs or 
one or more STTR programs shall:
    (a) to the extent permitted by law and in a manner consistent with 
the mission of that department or agency, give high priority within such 
programs to manufacturing-related research and development to advance 
the policy set forth in section 1 of this order; and
    (b) submit reports annually to the Administrator of the Small 
Business Administration and the Director of the Office of Science and 
Technology Policy concerning the efforts of such department or agency to 
implement subsection 2(a) of this order.
Sec. 3. Duties of Administrator of the Small Business Administration. 
The Administrator of the Small Business Administration:
    (a) shall establish, after consultation with the Director of the 
Office of Science and Technology Policy, formats and schedules for 
submission of reports by the heads of departments and agencies under 
subsection 2(b) of this order; and
    (b) is authorized to issue to departments and agencies guidelines 
and directives (in addition to the formats and schedules under 
subsection 3(a)) as the Administrator determines from time to time are 
necessary to implement subsection 2(a) of this order, after such 
guidelines and directives are submitted to the President, through the 
Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, for approval 
and are approved by the President.
Sec. 4. Definitions. As used in this order:

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    (a) ``Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program'' means a 
program to which section 9(e)(4) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 
638(e)(4)) refers;
    (b) ``Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program'' means a 
program to which section 9(e)(6) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 
638(e)(6)) refers;
    (c) ``research and development'' means an activity set forth in 
section 9(e)(5) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 638(e)(5)); and
    (d) ``manufacturing-related'' means relating to: (i) manufacturing 
processes, equipment and systems; or (ii) manufacturing workforce skills 
and protection.
Sec. 5. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed 
to impair or otherwise affect the authority of the Director of the 
Office of Management and Budget with respect to budget, administrative, 
or legislative proposals.
    (b) Nothing in this order shall be construed to require disclosure 
of information the disclosure of which is prohibited by law or by 
Executive Order, including Executive Order 12958 of April 17, 1995, as 
amended.
    (c) This order is intended only to improve the internal management 
of the executive branch and is not intended to, and does not, create any 
right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in 
equity, against the United States, its departments, agencies, or other 
entities, its officers or employees, or any other person.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    February 24, 2004.



Executive Order 13330 of February 24, 2004

Human Service Transportation Coordination

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, and to enhance access to 
transportation to improve mobility, employment opportunities, and access 
to community services for persons who are transportation-disadvantaged, 
it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. This order is issued consistent with the following findings 
and principles:
    (a) A strong America depends on citizens who are productive and who 
actively participate in the life of their communities.
    (b) Transportation plays a critical role in providing access to 
employment, medical and health care, education, and other community 
services and amenities. The importance of this role is underscored by 
the variety of transportation programs that have been created in 
conjunction with health and human service programs, and by the 
significant Federal investment in accessible public transportation 
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    (c) These transportation resources, however, are often difficult for 
citizens to understand and access, and are more costly than necessary 
due to inconsistent and unnecessary Federal and State program rules and 
restrictions.
    (d) A broad range of Federal program funding allows for the purchase 
or provision of transportation services and resources for persons who 
are transportation-disadvantaged. Yet, in too many communities, these 
services and resources are fragmented, unused, or altogether 
unavailable.
    (e) Federally assisted community transportation services should be 
seamless, comprehensive, and accessible to those who rely on them for 
their lives and livelihoods. For persons with mobility limitations 
related to advanced age, persons with disabilities, and persons 
struggling for self-sufficiency, transportation within and between our 
communities should be as available and affordable as possible.
    (f) The development, implementation, and maintenance of responsive, 
comprehensive, coordinated community transportation systems is essential 
for persons with disabilities, persons with low incomes, and older 
adults who rely on such transportation to fully participate in their 
communities.
Sec. 2. Definitions. (a) As used in this order, the term ``agency'' 
means an executive department or agency of the Federal Government.
    (b) For the purposes of this order, persons who are transportation-
disadvantaged are persons who qualify for Federally conducted or 
Federally assisted transportation-related programs or services due to 
disability, income, or advanced age.
Sec. 3. Establishment of the Interagency Transportation Coordinating 
Council on Access and Mobility. (a) There is hereby established, within 
the Department of Transportation for administrative purposes, the 
``Interagency Transportation Coordinating Council on Access and 
Mobility'' (``Interagency Transportation Coordinating Council'' or 
``Council''). The membership of the Interagency Transportation 
Coordinating Council shall consist of:
                                                                     (i)
     the Secretaries of Transportation, Health and Human Services, 
    Education, Labor, Veterans Affairs, Agriculture, Housing and Urban 
    Development, and the Interior, the Attorney General, and the 
    Commissioner of Social Security; and
                                                                    (ii)
     such other Federal officials as the Chairperson of the Council may 
    designate.
    (b) The Secretary of Transportation, or the Secretary's designee, 
shall serve as the Chairperson of the Council. The Chairperson shall 
convene and preside at meetings of the Council, determine its agenda, 
direct its work, and, as appropriate to particular subject matters, 
establish and direct subgroups of the Council, which shall consist 
exclusively of the Council's members.
    (c) A member of the Council may designate any person who is part of 
the member's agency and who is an officer appointed by the President or 
a full-time employee serving in a position with pay equal to or greater 
than the minimum rate payable for GS-15 of the General Schedule to 
perform functions of the Council or its subgroups on the member's 
behalf.
Sec 4. Functions of the Interagency Transportation Coordinating Council. 
The Interagency Transportation Coordinating Council shall:

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    (a) promote interagency cooperation and the establishment of 
appropriate mechanisms to minimize duplication and overlap of Federal 
programs and services so that transportation-disadvantaged persons have 
access to more transportation services;
    (b) facilitate access to the most appropriate, cost-effective 
transportation services within existing resources;
    (c) encourage enhanced customer access to the variety of 
transportation and resources available;
    (d) formulate and implement administrative, policy, and procedural 
mechanisms that enhance transportation services at all levels; and
    (e) develop and implement a method for monitoring progress on 
achieving the goals of this order.
Sec. 5. Report. In performing its functions, the Interagency 
Transportation Coordinating Council shall present to me a report not 
later than 1 calendar year from the date of this order. The report 
shall:
    (a) Identify those Federal, State, Tribal and local laws, 
regulations, procedures, and actions that have proven to be most useful 
and appropriate in coordinating transportation services for the targeted 
populations;
    (b) Identify substantive and procedural requirements of 
transportation-related Federal laws and regulations that are duplicative 
or restrict the laws' and regulations' most efficient operation;
    (c) Describe the results achieved, on an agency and program basis, 
in: (i) simplifying access to transportation services for persons with 
disabilities, persons with low income, and older adults; (ii) providing 
the most appropriate, cost-effective transportation services within 
existing resources; and (iii) reducing duplication to make funds 
available for more services to more such persons;
    (d) Provide recommendations to simplify and coordinate applicable 
substantive, procedural, and administrative requirements; and
    (e) Provide any other recommendations that would, in the judgment of 
the Council, advance the principles set forth in section 1 of this 
order.
Sec. 6. General. (a) Agencies shall assist the Interagency 
Transportation Coordinating Council and provide information to the 
Council consistent with applicable law as may be necessary to carry out 
its functions. To the extent permitted by law, and as permitted by 
available agency resources, the Department of Transportation shall 
provide funding and administrative support for the Council.
    (b) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise 
affect the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and 
Budget relating to budget, administrative, or legislative proposals.
    (c) This order is intended only to improve the internal management 
of the executive branch and is not intended to, and does not, create any 
right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in 
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party against the United States, its departments, agencies, 
instrumentalities or entities, its officers or employees, or any other 
person.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    February 24, 2004.



Executive Order 13331 of February 27, 2004

National and Community Service Programs

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, and to strengthen the ability of 
programs authorized under the national service laws to build and 
reinforce a culture of service, citizenship, and responsibility 
throughout our Nation, and to institute reforms to improve 
accountability and efficiency in the administration of those programs, 
it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Definitions. For purposes of this order:
    (a) ``National service laws'' means the National and Community 
Service Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12501 et seq.) and the Domestic Volunteer 
Service Act of 1973 (42 U.S.C. 4950 et seq.);
    (b) ``National and community service programs'' means those programs 
authorized under the national service laws;
    (c) ``Policies governing programs authorized under the national 
service laws'' refers to all policies, programs, guidelines, and 
regulations, including official guidance and internal agency procedures 
and practices, that are issued by the Corporation for National and 
Community Service (Corporation) and have significant effects on national 
and community service programs; and
    (d) ``Professional corps programs'' means those programs described 
in section 122(a)(8) of the National and Community Service Act of 1990 
(42 U.S.C. 12572(a)(8)).
Sec. 2. Fundamental Principles and Policymaking Criteria. In formulating 
and implementing policies governing programs authorized under the 
national service laws, the Corporation shall, to the extent permitted by 
law, adhere to the following fundamental principles:
    (a) National and community service programs should support and 
encourage greater engagement of Americans in volunteering;
    (b) National and community service programs should be more 
responsive to State and local needs;
    (c) National and community service programs should make Federal 
support more accountable and more effective; and
    (d) National and community service programs should expand 
opportunities for involvement of faith-based and other community 
organizations.
Sec. 3. Agency Implementation. (a) The Chief Executive Officer of the 
Corporation for National and Community Service (Chief Executive Officer) 
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evaluate existing policies governing national and community service 
programs in order to assess the consistency of such policies with the 
fundamental principles and policymaking criteria described in section 2 
of this order.
    (b) The Chief Executive Officer shall ensure that all policies 
governing national and community service programs issued by the 
Corporation are consistent with the fundamental principles and 
policymaking criteria described in section 2 of this order. To that end, 
the Chief Executive Officer shall, to the extent permitted by law,
                                                                     (i)
     amend all such existing policies to ensure that they are consistent 
    with the fundamental principles and policymaking criteria 
    articulated in section 2 of this order; and
                                                                    (ii)
     where appropriate, implement new policies that are consistent with 
    and necessary to further the fundamental principles and policymaking 
    criteria set forth in section 2 of this order.
    (c) In developing implementation steps, the Chief Executive Officer 
should address, at a minimum, the following objectives:
                                                                     (i)
     National and community service programs should leverage Federal 
    resources to maximize support from the private sector and from State 
    and local governments, with an emphasis on reforms that enhance 
    programmatic flexibility, reduce administrative burdens, and 
    calibrate Federal assistance to the respective needs of recipient 
    organizations;
                                                                    (ii)
     National and community service programs should leverage Federal 
    resources to enable the recruitment and effective management of a 
    larger number of volunteers than is currently possible;
                                                                   (iii)
     National and community service programs should increase efforts to 
    expand opportunities for, and strengthen the capacity of, faith-
    based and other community organizations in building and 
    strengthening an infrastructure to support volunteers that meet 
    community needs;
                                                                    (iv)
     National and community service programs should adopt performance 
    measures to identify those practices that merit replication and 
    further investment, as well as to ensure accountability;
                                                                     (v)
     National and community service programs should, consistent with the 
    principles of Federalism and the constitutional role of the States 
    and Indian tribes, promote innovation, flexibility, and results at 
    all levels of government;
                                                                    (vi)
     National and community service programs based in schools should 
    employ tutors who meet required paraprofessional qualifications, and 
    use such practices and methodologies as are required for 
    supplemental educational services;
                                                                   (vii)
     National and community service programs should foster a lifetime of 
    citizenship and civic engagement among those who serve;
                                                                  (viii)
     National and community service programs should avoid or eliminate 
    practices that displace volunteers who are not supported under the 
    national service laws; and
                                                                    (ix)
     Guidelines for the selection of national and community service 
    programs should recognize the importance of professional corps 
    programs in light of the fundamental principles and policymaking 
    criteria set forth in this order.

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Sec. 4. Management Reforms. (a) The Corporation should implement 
internal management reforms to strengthen its oversight of national and 
community service programs through enforcement of performance and 
compliance standards and other management tools.
    (b) Management reforms should include, but should not be limited to, 
the following:
                                                                     (i)
     Institutionalized changes to the budgetary and grant-making 
    processes to ensure that financial commitments remain within 
    available resources;
                                                                    (ii)
     Enhanced accounting and management systems that would ensure 
    compliance with fiscal restrictions and provide timely, accurate, 
    and readily available information about enrollment in AmeriCorps and 
    about funding and obligations incurred for all national and 
    community service programs;
                                                                   (iii)
     Assurance by the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial 
    Officer in the Corporation's Management Representation Letter that 
    its financial statements, including the Statement of Budgetary 
    Resources, are accurate and reliable; and
                                                                    (iv)
     Management reforms that tie employee performance to fiscal 
    responsibility, attainment of management goals, and professional 
    conduct.
Sec. 5. Report. Within 180 days after the date of this order, the Chief 
Executive Officer shall report to the President, through the Assistant 
to the President and Director of the USA Freedom Corps Office, the 
actions the Corporation proposes to undertake to accomplish the 
objectives set forth in this order.
Sec. 6. Judicial Review. This order is not intended to, and does not, 
create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at 
law or in equity by a party against the United States, its departments, 
agencies, or other entities, its officers or employees, or any other 
person.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    February 27, 2004.



Executive Order 13332 of March 3, 2004

Further Adjustment of Certain Rates of Pay

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, including the laws cited herein, 
it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Statutory Pay Systems. The rates of basic pay or salaries of 
the statutory pay systems (as defined in 5 U.S.C. 5302(1)), as adjusted 
under 5 U.S.C. 5303(a), are set forth on the schedules attached hereto 
and made a part hereof:
    (a) The General Schedule (5 U.S.C. 5332(a)) at Schedule 1;
    (b) The Foreign Service Schedule (22 U.S.C. 3963) at Schedule 2; and

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    (c) The schedules for the Veterans Health Administration of the 
Department of Veterans Affairs (38 U.S.C. 7306, 7404; section 301(a) of 
Public Law 102-40) at Schedule 3.
Sec. 2. Senior Executive Service. The ranges of rates of basic pay for 
senior executives in the Senior Executive Service, as established 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 5382, as amended by section 1125 of Public Law 108-
136, are set forth on Schedule 4 attached hereto and made a part hereof.
Sec. 3. Executive and Certain Other Salaries. The rates of basic pay or 
salaries for the following offices and positions are set forth on the 
schedules attached hereto and made a part hereof:
    (a) The Executive Schedule (5 U.S.C. 5311-5318) at Schedule 5;
    (b) The Vice President (3 U.S.C. 104) and the Congress (2 U.S.C. 31) 
at Schedule 6; and
    (c) Justices and judges (28 U.S.C. 5, 44(d), 135, 252, and 461(a), 
section 140 of Public Law 97-92, and Public Law 108-167) at Schedule 7.
Sec. 4. Uniformed Services. Pursuant to section 601(a)-(b) of Public Law 
108-136, the rates of monthly basic pay (37 U.S.C. 203) for members of 
the uniformed services, as adjusted under 37 U.S.C. 1009, and the rate 
of monthly cadet or midshipman pay are set forth on Schedule 8 attached 
hereto and made a part hereof.
Sec. 5. Locality-Based Comparability Payments.
    (a) Pursuant to section 5304 of title 5, United States Code, and in 
accordance with section 640(a) of Division F of Public Law 108-199, 
locality-based comparability payments shall be paid in accordance with 
Schedule 9 attached hereto and made a part hereof.
    (b) The Director of the Office of Personnel Management shall take 
such actions as may be necessary to implement these payments and to 
publish appropriate notice of such payments in the Federal Register.
Sec. 6. Administrative Law Judges. The rates of pay for administrative 
law judges, as adjusted under 5 U.S.C. 5372(b)(4), are set forth on 
Schedule 10 attached hereto and made a part hereof.
Sec. 7. Effective Dates. Schedule 8 is effective on January 1, 2004. The 
other schedules contained herein are effective on the first day of the 
first pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2004.
Sec. 8. Prior Order Superseded. Executive Order 13322 of December 30, 
2003, is superseded.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    March 3, 2004.

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Executive Order 13333 of March 18, 2004

Amending Executive Order 13257 To Implement the Trafficking Victims 
Protection Reauthorization Act of 2003

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, including the Trafficking Victims 
Protection Act of 2000 (22 U.S.C. 7101 et seq.) (the ``Act''), as 
amended by the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 
2003 (Public Law 108-193), and section 301 of title 3, United States 
Code, it is hereby ordered that Executive Order 13257 of February 13, 
2002, is amended as follows:
Section 1. The preamble is amended by: (a) deleting ``7103'' and 
inserting in lieu thereof ``7101 et seq.''; and (b) after the phrase 
``(the ``Act''),'' inserting ``and section 301 of title 3, United States 
Code,''.
Sec. 2. Section 4 is redesignated as section 8.
Sec. 3. After section 3, the following new sections are added:
``Sec. 4. Guidelines, Policies, and Regulations. (a) The Senior Policy 
Operating Group (SPOG), described in subsection 105(f) of the Act, shall 
(i) establish guidelines and policies to coordinate the activities of 
executive branch departments and agencies regarding policies (including 
grants and grant policies) involving the international trafficking in 
persons and (ii) advise the Secretary of State what regulations may be 
necessary to implement section 105 of the Act, including such 
regulations as may be necessary to carry out the sharing of information 
on all matters relating to grants, grant policies, or other significant 
actions regarding the international trafficking in persons as set forth 
in subsection 105(f)(4) of the Act, to the extent permitted by law.
    (b) The Secretary of State, in consultation with the members of the 
Task Force or their representatives, shall promulgate regulations to 
implement section 105 of the Act.
Sec. 5. Enhanced Prevention of Trafficking in Persons. (a) The Secretary 
of State, in consultation with the members of the Task Force or their 
representatives, shall carry out the functions under subsection 106(c) 
and subsection 106(d) of the Act.
    (b) The Secretary of State shall have the authority to determine, 
under section 106(e)(1) of the Act, foreign destinations where sex 
tourism is significant. The Secretary of Homeland Security, in 
consultation with the members of the Task Force or their representatives 
and appropriate officials of the Departments of Commerce and 
Transportation, shall carry out all other functions under subsection 
106(e) of the Act, including promulgation of any appropriate regulations 
relating to the distribution of the materials described in subsection 
106(e).
    (c) The head of each executive branch agency responsible for the 
establishment and conduct of initiatives and programs described in 
subsections 106(a) through (e) of the Act shall consult with appropriate 
nongovernmental organizations consistent with section 106(f) of the Act.
    (d) The Secretary of State shall have responsibility to initiate 
appropriate regulatory implementation of the requirements set out in 
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the Act with respect to contracts, including proposing appropriate 
amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation. Each affected 
executive branch department or agency shall implement, within that 
department or agency, the requirements set out in section 106(g) of the 
Act with respect to grants and cooperative agreements.
Sec. 6. Research on Trafficking in Persons. The entities named in 
section 112A of the Act shall carry out the research initiatives 
required by section 112A of the Act, and shall award grants according to 
such policies and guidelines as may be established by the SPOG described 
in section 105(f) of the Act, as well as any applicable agency rules and 
regulations.
Sec. 7. Guidance for Exercising Authority and Performing Duties. In 
exercising authority delegated by, or performing functions assigned in, 
this order, officers of the United States shall ensure that all actions 
taken by them are consistent with the President's constitutional 
authority to:
                                                                     (a)
     conduct the foreign affairs of the United States;
                                                                     (b)
     withhold information the disclosure of which could impair the 
    foreign relations, the national security, the deliberative processes 
    of the Executive, or the performance of the Executive's 
    constitutional duties;
                                                                     (c)
     recommend for congressional consideration such measures as the 
    President may judge necessary or expedient; and
                                                                     (d)
     supervise the unitary Executive Branch.''
Sec. 4. Judicial Review. This order is not intended to, and does not, 
create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at 
law or in equity, by a party against the United States, its departments, 
agencies, entities, officers, employees or agents, or any other person.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    March 18, 2004.



Executive Order 13334 of April 10, 2004

Establishing an Emergency Board To Investigate a Dispute Between the 
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and its Conductors 
Represented by the United Transportation Union

A dispute exists between the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation 
Authority, and its conductors represented by the United Transportation 
Union.
The dispute has not heretofore been adjusted under the provisions of the 
Railway Labor Act, as amended, 45 U.S.C. 151-188 (the ``Act'').
A party empowered by the Act has requested that the President establish 
an emergency board pursuant to section 9A of the Act (45 U.S.C. 159a).
Section 9A(c) of the Act provides that the President, upon such request, 
shall appoint an emergency board to investigate and report on the 
dispute.

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NOW, THEREFORE, by the authority vested in me as President by the 
Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section 9A of 
the Act, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Establishment of Emergency Board (``Board''). There is 
established, effective April 12, 2004, a Board of three members to be 
appointed by the President to investigate and report on this dispute. No 
member shall be pecuniarily or otherwise interested in any organization 
of railroad employees or any carrier. The Board shall perform its 
functions subject to the availability of funds.
Sec. 2. Report. The Board shall report to the President with respect to 
this dispute within 30 days of its creation.
Sec. 3. Maintaining Conditions. As provided by section 9A(c) of the Act, 
from the date of the creation of the Board and for 120 days thereafter, 
no change in theconditions out of which the dispute arose shall be made 
by the parties to the controversy, except by agreement of the parties.
Sec. 4. Records Maintenance. The records and files of the Board are 
records of the Office of the President and upon the Board's termination 
shall be maintained in the physical custody of the National Mediation 
Board.
Sec. 5. Expiration. The Board shall terminate upon the submission of the 
report provided for in section 2 of this order.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    April 10, 2004.



Executive Order 13335 of April 27, 2004

Incentives for the Use of Health Information Technology and Establishing 
the Position of the National Health Information Technology Coordinator

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, and to provide leadership for the 
development and nationwide implementation of an interoperable health 
information technology infrastructure to improve the quality and 
efficiency of health care, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Establishment. (a) The Secretary of Health and Human Services 
(Secretary) shall establish within the Office of the Secretary the 
position of National Health Information Technology Coordinator.
    (b) The National Health Information Technology Coordinator (National 
Coordinator), appointed by the Secretary in consultation with the 
President or his designee, will report directly to the Secretary.
    (c) The Secretary shall provide the National Coordinator with 
appropriate staff, administrative support, and other resources to meet 
its responsibilities under this order.
    (d) The Secretary shall ensure that the National Coordinator begins 
operations within 90 days of the date of this order.

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Sec. 2. Policy. In fulfilling its responsibilities, the work of the 
National Coordinator shall be consistent with a vision of developing a 
nationwide interoperable health information technology infrastructure 
that:
    (a) Ensures that appropriate information to guide medical decisions 
is available at the time and place of care;
    (b) Improves health care quality, reduces medical errors, and 
advances the delivery of appropriate, evidence-based medical care;
    (c) Reduces health care costs resulting from inefficiency, medical 
errors, inappropriate care, and incomplete information;
    (d) Promotes a more effective marketplace, greater competition, and 
increased choice through the wider availability of accurate information 
on health care costs, quality, and outcomes;
    (e) Improves the coordination of care and information among 
hospitals, laboratories, physician offices, and other ambulatory care 
providers through an effective infrastructure for the secure and 
authorized exchange of health care information; and
    (f) Ensures that patients' individually identifiable health 
information is secure and protected.
Sec. 3. Responsibilities of the National Health Information Technology 
Coordinator. (a) The National Coordinator shall, to the extent permitted 
by law, develop, maintain, and direct the implementation of a strategic 
plan to guide the nationwide implementation of interoperable health 
information technology in both the public and private health care 
sectors that will reduce medical errors, improve quality, and produce 
greater value for health care expenditures. The National Coordinator 
shall report to the Secretary regarding progress on the development and 
implementation of the strategic plan within 90 days after the National 
Coordinator begins operations and periodically thereafter. The plan 
shall:
                                                                     (i)
     Advance the development, adoption, and implementation of health 
    care information technology standards nationally through 
    collaboration among public and private interests, and consistent 
    with current efforts to set health information technology standards 
    for use by the Federal Government;
                                                                    (ii)
     Ensure that key technical, scientific, economic, and other issues 
    affecting the public and private adoption of health information 
    technology are addressed;
                                                                   (iii)
     Evaluate evidence on the benefits and costs of interoperable health 
    information technology and assess to whom these benefits and costs 
    accrue;
                                                                    (iv)
     Address privacy and security issues related to interoperable health 
    information technology and recommend methods to ensure appropriate 
    authorization, authentication, and encryption of data for 
    transmission over the Internet;
                                                                     (v)
     Not assume or rely upon additional Federal resources or spending to 
    accomplish adoption of interoperable health information technology; 
    and
                                                                    (vi)
     Include measurable outcome goals.
    (b) The National Coordinator shall:

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                                                                     (i)
     Serve as the Secretary's principal advisor on the development, 
    application, and use of health information technology, and direct 
    the Department of Health and Human Service's health information 
    technology programs;
                                                                    (ii)
     Ensure that health information technology policy and programs of 
    the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) are coordinated 
    with those of relevant executive branch agencies (including Federal 
    commissions) with a goal of avoiding duplication of efforts and of 
    helping to ensure that each agency undertakes activities primarily 
    within the areas of its greatest expertise and technical capability;
                                                                   (iii)
     To the extent permitted by law, coordinate outreach and 
    consultation by the relevant executive branch agencies (including 
    Federal commissions) with public and private parties of interest, 
    including consumers, providers, payers, and administrators; and
                                                                    (iv)
     At the request of the Office of Management and Budget, provide 
    comments and advice regarding specific Federal health information 
    technology programs.
Sec. 4. Reports. To facilitate the development of interoperable health 
information technologies, the Secretary of Health and Human Services 
shall report to the President within 90 days of this order on options to 
provide incentives in HHS programs that will promote the adoption of 
interoperable health information technology. In addition, the following 
reports shall be submitted to the President through the Secretary:
    (a) The Director of the Office of Personnel Management shall report 
within 90 days of this order on options to provide incentives in the 
Federal Employee Health Benefit Program that will promote the adoption 
of interoperable health information technology; and
    (b) Within 90 days, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and the 
Secretary of Defense shall jointly report on the approaches the 
Departments could take to work more actively with the private sector to 
make their health information systems available as an affordable option 
for providers in rural and medically underserved communities.
Sec. 5. Administration and Judicial Review. (a) The actions directed by 
this order shall be carried out subject to the availability of 
appropriations and to the extent permitted by law.
    (b) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or 
benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity 
against the United States, its agencies, its entities or 
instrumentalities, its officers or employees, or any other person.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    April 27, 2004.

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Executive Order 13336 of April 30, 2004

American Indian and Alaska Native Education

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, and to recognize the unique 
educational and culturally related academic needs of American Indian and 
Alaska Native students consistent with the unique political and legal 
relationship of the Federal Government with tribal governments, it is 
hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Purpose. The United States has a unique legal relationship 
with Indian tribes and a special relationship with Alaska Native 
entities as provided in the Constitution of the United States, treaties, 
and Federal statutes. This Administration is committed to continuing to 
work with these Federally recognized tribal governments on a government-
to-government basis, and supports tribal sovereignty and self-
determination. It is the purpose of this order to assist American Indian 
and Alaska Native students in meeting the challenging student academic 
standards of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Public Law 107-110) 
in a manner that is consistent with tribal traditions, languages, and 
cultures. This order builds on the innovations, reforms, and high 
standards of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, including: stronger 
accountability for results; greater flexibility in the use of Federal 
funds; more choices for parents; and an emphasis on research-based 
instruction that works.
Sec. 2. Interagency Working Group. There is established an Interagency 
Working Group on American Indian and Alaska Native Education (Working 
Group) to oversee the implementation of this order.
    (a) The Working Group's members shall consist exclusively of the 
heads of the executive branch departments, agencies, or offices listed 
below:
                                                                     (i)
     the Department of Education;
                                                                    (ii)
     the Department of the Interior;
                                                                   (iii)
     the Department of Health and Human Services;
                                                                    (iv)
     the Department of Agriculture;
                                                                     (v)
     the Department of Justice;
                                                                    (vi)
     the Department of Labor; and
                                                                   (vii)
     such other executive branch departments, agencies, or offices as 
    the Co-Chairs of the Working Group may designate.
    A member of the Working Group may designate, to perform the Working 
Group functions of the member, an employee of the member's department, 
agency, or office who is either an officer of the United States 
appointed by the President, or a full-time employee serving in a 
position with pay equal to or greater than the minimum rate payable for 
GS-15 of the General Schedule. The Working Group shall be led by the 
Secretaries of Education and the Interior, or their designees under this 
section, who shall serve as Co-Chairs.
    (b) The function of the Working Group is to oversee the 
implementation of this order. The Working Group shall, within 90 days of 
the date of this order, develop a Federal interagency plan that 
recommends initiatives, strategies, and ideas for future interagency 
actions that promote the purpose, as stated in section 1, of this order. 
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this order, the Working Group may consult with representatives of 
American Indian and Alaska Native tribes and organizations, in 
conformity with Executive Order 13175 of November 6, 2000, and with the 
National Advisory Council on Indian Education (NACIE). Any such 
consultations shall be for the purpose of obtaining information and 
advice concerning American Indian and Alaska Native education and shall 
be conducted in a manner that seeks individual advice and does not 
involve collective judgment or consensus advice or deliberation.
Sec. 3. Study and Report. The Secretary of Education, in coordination 
with the Working Group, shall conduct a multi-year study of American 
Indian and Alaska Native education with the purpose of improving 
American Indian and Alaska Native students' ability to meet the 
challenging student academic standards of the No Child Left Behind Act 
of 2001.
    (a) The study shall include, but not be limited to:
                                                                     (i)
     the compilation of comprehensive data on the academic achievement 
    and progress of American Indian and Alaska Native students toward 
    meeting the challenging student academic standards of the No Child 
    Left Behind Act of 2001;
                                                                    (ii)
     identification and dissemination of research-based practices and 
    proven methods in raising academic achievement and, in particular, 
    reading achievement, of American Indian and Alaska Native students;
                                                                   (iii)
     assessment of the impact and role of native language and culture on 
    the development of educational strategies to improve academic 
    achievement;
                                                                    (iv)
     development of methods to strengthen early childhood education so 
    that American Indian and Alaska Native students enter school ready 
    to learn; and
                                                                     (v)
     development of methods to increase the high school graduation rate 
    and develop pathways to college and the workplace for American 
    Indian and Alaska Native students.
    The Secretary of Education shall develop an agenda, including 
proposed timelines and ongoing activities, for the conduct of the study, 
and shall make that agenda available to the public on the Internet.
    (b) The Secretary of Education, in coordination with the Working 
Group, shall issue a report to the President that shall:
                                                                     (i)
     provide the latest data available from the study;
                                                                    (ii)
     comprehensively describe the educational status and progress of 
    American Indian and Alaska Native students with respect to meeting 
    the goals outlined in the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and any 
    other student achievement goals the Secretary of Education or the 
    Secretary of the Interior may deem necessary;
                                                                   (iii)
     report on proven methods for improving American Indian and Alaska 
    Native student academic achievement; and
                                                                    (iv)
     update the Federal interagency plan outlined in section 2(b) of 
    this order.
Sec. 4. Enhancement of Research Capabilities of Tribal-Level Educational 
Institutions. The Secretary of Education and the Secretary of the 
Interior shall consult with the entities set forth in section 2(a) of 
this order and tribally controlled colleges and universities to seek 
ways to develop and enhance the capacity of tribal governments, tribal 
universities and colleges,

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and schools and educational programs serving American Indian and Alaska 
Native students and communities to carry out, disseminate, and implement 
education research, as well as to develop related partnerships or 
collaborations with non-tribal universities, colleges, and research 
organizations.
Sec. 5. National Conference. The Secretary of Education and the 
Secretary of the Interior, in collaboration with the Working Group and 
Federal, State, tribal, and local government representatives, shall 
jointly convene a forum on the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 to 
identify means to enhance communication, collaboration, and cooperative 
strategies to improve the education of American Indian and Alaska Native 
students attending Federal, State, tribal, and local schools.
Sec. 6. Administration. The Department of Education shall provide 
appropriate administrative services and staff support to the Working 
Group. With the consent of the Department of Education, other 
participating agencies may provide administrative support to the Working 
Group, to the extent permitted by law and consistent with their 
statutory authority.
Sec. 7. Termination. The Working Group established under section 2 of 
this order shall terminate not later than 5 years from the date of this 
order, unless extended by the President.
Sec. 8. Consultation. The Secretary of Education and Secretary of the 
Interior shall consult the Attorney General as appropriate on the 
implementation of this order, to ensure that such implementation affords 
the equal protection of the laws required by the due process clause of 
the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution.
Sec. 9. General Provisions.
    (a) This order is intended only to improve the internal management 
of the executive branch and is not intended to, and does not, create any 
right, benefit, or trust responsibility, substantive or procedural, 
enforceable at law or equity, by a party against the United States, its 
agencies or instrumentalities, its officers or employees, or any other 
person.
    (b) Executive Order 13096 of August 6, 1998, is revoked.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    April 30, 2004.



Executive Order 13337 of April 30, 2004

Issuance of Permits With Respect to Certain Energy-Related Facilities 
and Land Transportation Crossings on the International Boundaries of the 
United States

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3, 
United States Code, and in order to amend Executive Order 11423 of 
August 16, 1968, as amended, and to further the policy of my 
Administration as stated

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in Executive Order 13212 of May 18, 2001, as amended, to expedite 
reviews of permits as necessary to accelerate the completion of energy 
production and transmission projects, and to provide a systematic method 
for evaluating and permitting the construction and maintenance of 
certain border crossings for land transportation, including motor and 
rail vehicles, that do not require construction or maintenance of 
facilities connecting the United States with a foreign country, while 
maintaining safety, public health, and environmental protections, it is 
hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. (a) Except with respect to facilities covered by Executive 
Order 10485 of September 3, 1953, and Executive Order 10530 of May 10, 
1954, the Secretary of State is hereby designated and empowered to 
receive all applications for Presidential permits, as referred to in 
Executive Order 11423, as amended, for the construction, connection, 
operation, or maintenance, at the borders of the United States, of 
facilities for the exportation or importation of petroleum, petroleum 
products, coal, or other fuels to or from a foreign country.
    (b) Upon receipt of a completed application pursuant to paragraph 
(a) of this section, the Secretary of State shall:
                                                                     (i)
     Request additional information needed from the applicant, as 
    appropriate, before referring the application to other agencies 
    pursuant to paragraph (b)(ii) of this section;
                                                                    (ii)
     Refer the application and pertinent information to, and request the 
    views of, the Secretary of Defense, the Attorney General, the 
    Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary 
    of Transportation, the Secretary of Energy, the Secretary of 
    Homeland Security, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection 
    Agency, or the heads of the departments or agencies in which the 
    relevant authorities or responsibilities of the foregoing are 
    subsequently conferred or transferred, and, for applications 
    concerning the border with Mexico, the United States Commissioner of 
    the International Boundary and Water Commission; and
                                                                   (iii)
     Refer the application and pertinent information to, and request the 
    views of, such other Federal Government department and agency heads 
    as the Secretary of State deems appropriate.
    (c) All Federal Government officials consulted by the Secretary of 
State pursuant to paragraph (b)(ii) or (b)(iii) of this section shall 
provide their views and render such assistance as may be requested, 
consistent with their authority, in a timely manner, but not to exceed 
90 days from the date of the request.
    (d) Should any of the Federal Government officials consulted 
pursuant to paragraph (b)(ii) or (b)(iii) of this section request from 
the Department of State additional information that is necessary for 
them to provide their views or to render such assistance as may be 
required, the time elapsed between the date of that request for 
additional information and the date such additional information is 
received shall not be counted in calculating the time period prescribed 
in paragraph (c) of this section.
    (e) The Secretary of State may also consult with such State, tribal, 
and local government officials and foreign governments, as the Secretary 
deems appropriate, with respect to each application. The Secretary shall 
solicit responses in a timely manner, not to exceed 90 days from the 
date of the request.

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    (f) Upon receiving the views and assistance requested pursuant to 
paragraphs (b) and (e) of this section, the Secretary of State shall 
consider, in light of any statutory or other requirements or other 
considerations, whether or not additional information is needed in order 
to evaluate the application and, as appropriate, request such 
information from the applicant.
    (g) After consideration of the views and assistance obtained 
pursuant to paragraphs (b) and, as appropriate, (e) and (f) of this 
section and any public comments submitted pursuant to section 3(a) of 
this order, if the Secretary of State finds that issuance of a permit to 
the applicant would serve the national interest, the Secretary shall 
prepare a permit, in such form and with such terms and conditions as the 
national interest may in the Secretary's judgment require, and shall 
notify the officials required to be consulted under paragraph (b)(ii) of 
this section of the proposed determination that a permit be issued.
    (h) After consideration of the views obtained pursuant to paragraphs 
(b) and, as appropriate, (e) and (f) of this section and any public 
comments provided pursuant to section 3(a) of this order, if the 
Secretary of State finds that issuance of a permit to the applicant 
would not serve the national interest, the Secretary shall notify the 
officials required to be consulted under paragraph (b)(ii) of this 
section of the proposed determination that the application be denied.
    (i) The Secretary of State shall issue or deny the permit in 
accordance with the proposed determination unless, within 15 days after 
notification pursuant to paragraphs (g) or (h) of this section, an 
official required to be consulted under paragraph (b)(ii) of this 
section shall notify the Secretary of State that he or she disagrees 
with the Secretary's proposed determination and requests the Secretary 
to refer the application to the President. In the event of such a 
request, the Secretary of State shall consult with any such requesting 
official and, if necessary, shall refer the application, together with 
statements of the views of any official involved, to the President for 
consideration and a final decision.
Sec. 2. (a) Section 1(a) of Executive Order 11423, as amended, is 
amended to read as follows: ``Except with respect to facilities covered 
by Executive Order Nos. 10485 and 10530, and by section 1(a) of the 
Executive Order of April 30, 2004, entitled ``Issuance of Permits with 
Respect to Certain Energy-Related Facilities and Land Transportation 
Crossings on the International Boundaries of the United States'' (the 
order of April 30, 2004), the Secretary of State is hereby designated 
and empowered to receive all applications for Presidential permits for 
the construction, connection, operation, or maintenance, at the borders 
of the United States, of:
                                                                     (i)
     pipelines, conveyor belts, and similar facilities for the 
    exportation or importation of all products, except those specified 
    in section 1(a) of the order of April 30, 2004, to or from a foreign 
    country;
                                                                    (ii)
     facilities for the exportation or importation of water or sewage to 
    or from a foreign country;
                                                                   (iii)
     facilities for the transportation of persons or things, or both, to 
    or from a foreign country;
                                                                    (iv)
     bridges, to the extent that congressional authorization is not 
    required;
                                                                     (v)
     similar facilities above or below ground; and

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                                                                    (vi)
     border crossings for land transportation, including motor and rail 
    vehicles, to or from a foreign country, whether or not in 
    conjunction with the facilities identified in (iii) above.
    (b) Section 1(b) of Executive Order 11423, as amended, is amended by 
deleting the text ``(a)(iii), (iv), or (v)'' and by inserting the text 
``(a)(iii), (iv), (v), or (vi)'' in lieu thereof.
Sec. 3. (a) The Secretary of State may provide for the publication in 
the Federal Register of notice of receipt of applications, for the 
receipt of public comments on applications, and for notices related to 
the issuance or denial of applications.
    (b) The Secretary of State is authorized to issue such further rules 
and regulations, and to prescribe such further procedures, including, 
but not limited to, those relating to the International Boundary and 
Water Commission, as may from time to time be deemed necessary or 
desirable for the exercise of the authority conferred by this order.
Sec. 4. All permits heretofore issued with respect to facilities 
described in section 2(a) of this order pursuant to Executive Order 
11423, as amended, and in force at the time of issuance of this order, 
and all permits issued hereunder, shall remain in effect in accordance 
with their terms unless and until modified, amended, suspended, or 
revoked by the appropriate authority.
Sec. 5. Nothing contained in this order shall be construed to affect the 
authority of any department or agency of the United States Government, 
or to supersede or replace the requirements established under any other 
provision of law, or to relieve a person from any requirement to obtain 
authorization from any other department or agency of the United States 
Government in compliance with applicable laws and regulations subject to 
the jurisdiction of that department or agency.
Sec. 6. This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right, 
benefit, or trust responsibility, substantive or procedural, enforceable 
at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its 
departments, agencies, instrumentalities, or entities, its officers or 
employees, or any other person.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    April 30, 2004.



Executive Order 13338 of May 11, 2004

Blocking Property of Certain Persons and Prohibiting the Export of 
Certain Goods to Syria

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, including the International 
Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the 
National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) (NEA), the Syria 
Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2003, Public 
Law 108-175 (SAA), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code,

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I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, hereby 
determine that the actions of the Government of Syria in supporting 
terrorism, continuing its occupation of Lebanon, pursuing weapons of 
mass destruction and missile programs, and undermining United States and 
international efforts with respect to the stabilization and 
reconstruction of Iraq constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to 
the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States 
and hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat. To 
address that threat, and to implement the SAA, I hereby order the 
following:
Section 1. (a) The Secretary of State shall not permit the exportation 
or reexportation to Syria of any item on the United States Munitions 
List (22 C.F.R. part 121).
    (b) Except to the extent provided in regulations, orders, 
directives, or licenses that may be issued pursuant to the provisions of 
this order in a manner consistent with the SAA, and notwithstanding any 
license, permit, or authorization granted prior to the effective date of 
this order, (i) the Secretary of Commerce shall not permit the 
exportation or reexportation to Syria of any item on the Commerce 
Control List (15 C.F.R. part 774); and (ii) with the exception of food 
and medicine, the Secretary of Commerce shall not permit the exportation 
or reexportation to Syria of any product of the United States not 
included in section 1(b)(i) of this order.
    (c) No other agency of the United States Government shall permit the 
exportation or reexportation to Syria of any product of the United 
States, except to the extent provided in regulations, orders, 
directives, or licenses that may be issued pursuant to this order in a 
manner consistent with the SAA, and notwithstanding any license, permit, 
or authorization granted prior to the effective date of this order.
Sec. 2. The Secretary of Transportation shall not permit any air carrier 
owned or controlled by Syria to provide foreign air transportation as 
defined in 49 U.S.C. 40102(a)(23), except that he may, to the extent 
consistent with Department of Transportation regulations, permit such 
carriers to charter aircraft to the Government of Syria for the 
transport of Syrian government officials to and from the United States 
on official Syrian government business. In addition, the Secretary of 
Transportation shall prohibit all takeoffs and landings in the United 
States, other than those associated with an emergency, by any such air 
carrier when engaged in scheduled international air services.
Sec. 3. (a) Except to the extent provided in section 203(b)(1), (3), and 
(4) of the IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(1), (3), and (4)), and the Trade 
Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 (title IX, Public 
Law 106-387) (TSRA), or regulations, orders, directives, or licenses 
that may be issued pursuant to this order, and notwithstanding any 
contract entered into or any license or permit granted prior to the 
effective date of this order, all property and interests in property of 
the following persons, that are in the United States, that hereafter 
come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the 
possession or control of United States persons, including their overseas 
branches, are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, 
withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in: persons who are determined by the 
Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State,

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                                                                     (i)
     to be or to have been directing or otherwise significantly 
    contributing to the Government of Syria's provision of safe haven to 
    or other support for any person whose property or interests in 
    property are blocked under United States law for terrorism-related 
    reasons, including, but not limited to, Hamas, Hizballah, 
    Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the Popular Front for the Liberation of 
    Palestine, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General 
    Command, and any persons designated pursuant to Executive Order 
    13224 of September 23, 2001;
                                                                    (ii)
     to be or to have been directing or otherwise significantly 
    contributing to the Government of Syria's military or security 
    presence in Lebanon;
                                                                   (iii)
     to be or to have been directing or otherwise significantly 
    contributing to the Government of Syria's pursuit of the development 
    and production of chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons and 
    medium- and long-range surface-to-surface missiles;
                                                                    (iv)
     to be or to have been directing or otherwise significantly 
    contributing to any steps taken by the Government of Syria to 
    undermine United States and international efforts with respect to 
    the stabilization and reconstruction of Iraq; or
                                                                     (v)
     to be owned or controlled by, or acting or purporting to act for or 
    on behalf of, directly or indirectly, any person whose property or 
    interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order.
    (b) The prohibitions in paragraph (a) of this section include, but 
are not limited to, (i) the making of any contribution of funds, goods, 
or services by, to, or for the benefit of any person whose property or 
interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; and (ii) the 
receipt of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services 
from any such person.
Sec. 4. (a) Any transaction by a United States person or within the 
United States that evades or avoids, has the purpose of evading or 
avoiding, or attempts to violate any of the prohibitions set forth in 
this order is prohibited.
    (b) Any conspiracy formed to violate the prohibitions set forth in 
this order is prohibited.
Sec. 5. I hereby determine that the making of donations of the type of 
articles specified in section 203(b)(2) of the IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 
1702(b)(2)) would seriously impair the ability to deal with the national 
emergency declared in this order, and hereby prohibit, (i) the 
exportation or reexportation of such donated articles to Syria as 
provided in section 1(b) of this order; and (ii) the making of such 
donations by, to, or for the benefit of any person whose property and 
interests in property are blocked pursuant to section 3 of this order.
Sec. 6. For purposes of this order:
    (a) the term ``person'' means an individual or entity;
    (b) the term ``entity'' means a partnership, association, trust, 
joint venture, corporation, group, subgroup, or other organization;
    (c) the term ``United States person'' means any United States 
citizen, permanent resident alien, entity organized under the laws of 
the United States or any jurisdiction within the United States 
(including foreign branches), or any person in the United States;

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    (d) the term ``Government of Syria'' means the Government of the 
Syrian Arab Republic, its agencies, instrumentalities, and controlled 
entities; and
    (e) the term ``product of the United States'' means: for the 
purposes of subsection 1(b), any item subject to the Export 
Administration Regulations (15 C.F.R. parts 730-774); and for the 
purposes of subsection 1(c), any item subject to the export licensing 
jurisdiction of any other United States Government agency.
Sec. 7. With respect to the prohibitions contained in section 1 of this 
order, consistent with subsection 5(b) of the SAA, I hereby determine 
that it is in the national security interest of the United States to 
waive, and hereby waive application of subsection 5(a)(1) and subsection 
5(a)(2)(A) of the SAA so as to permit the exportation or reexportation 
of certain items as specified in the Department of Commerce's General 
Order No. 2 to Supplement No. 1, 15 C.F.R. part 736, as issued 
consistent with this order and as may be amended pursuant to the 
provisions of this order and in a manner consistent with the SAA. This 
waiver is made pursuant to the SAA only to the extent that regulation of 
such exports or reexports would not otherwise fall within my 
constitutional authority to conduct the Nation's foreign affairs and 
protect national security.
Sec. 8. With respect to the prohibitions contained in section 2 of this 
order, consistent with subsection 5(b) of the SAA, I hereby determine 
that it is in the national security interest of the United States to 
waive, and hereby waive, application of subsection 5(a)(2)(D) of the SAA 
insofar as it pertains to: aircraft of any air carrier owned or 
controlled by Syria chartered by the Syrian government for the transport 
of Syrian government officials to and from the United States on official 
Syrian government business, to the extent consistent with Department of 
Transportation regulations; takeoffs or landings for non-traffic stops 
of aircraft of any such air carrier that is not engaged in scheduled 
international air services; takeoffs and landings associated with an 
emergency; and overflights of United States territory.
Sec. 9. I hereby direct the Secretary of State to take such actions, 
including the promulgation of rules and regulations, as may be necessary 
to carry out subsection 1(a) of this order. I hereby direct the 
Secretary of Commerce, in consultation with the Secretary of State, to 
take such actions, including the promulgation of rules and regulations, 
as may be necessary to carry out subsection 1(b) of this order. I direct 
the Secretary of Transportation, in consultation with the Secretary of 
State, to take such actions, including the promulgation of rules and 
regulations, as may be necessary to carry out section 2 of this order. 
The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of 
State, is hereby authorized to take such actions, including the 
promulgation of rules and regulations, and to employ all powers granted 
to the President by the IEEPA as may be necessary to carry out sections 
3, 4, and 5 of this order. The Secretaries of State, Commerce, 
Transportation, and the Treasury may redelegate any of these functions 
to other officers and agencies of the United States Government 
consistent with applicable law. The Secretary of State, in consultation 
with the Secretaries of Commerce, Transportation, and the Treasury, as 
appropriate, is authorized to exercise the functions and authorities 
conferred upon the President in subsection 5(b) of the SAA and to 
redelegate these functions and authorities consistent with applicable 
law. All agencies of the United States Government are hereby directed to 
take all appropriate measures within their authority to carry out the 
provisions of this order and, where appropriate, to

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advise the Secretaries of State, Commerce, Transportation, and the 
Treasury in a timely manner of the measures taken.
Sec. 10. This order is not intended to create, 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, instrumentalities, or entities, its officers or employees, or 
any other person.
Sec. 11. For those persons whose property or interests in property are 
blocked pursuant to section 3 of this order who might have a 
constitutional presence in the United States, I find that because of the 
ability to transfer funds or assets instantaneously, prior notice to 
such persons of measures to be taken pursuant to this order would render 
these measures ineffectual. I therefore determine that for these 
measures to be effective in addressing the national emergency declared 
in this order, there need be no prior notice of a listing or 
determination made pursuant to this order.
Sec. 12. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the 
Secretary of State, is authorized to submit the recurring and final 
reports to the Congress on the national emergency declared in this 
order, consistent with section 401(c) of the NEA, 50 U.S.C. 1641(c), and 
section 204(c) of the IEEPA, 50 U.S.C. 1703(c).
Sec. 13. (a) This order is effective at 12:01 eastern daylight time on 
May 12, 2004.
    (b) This order shall be transmitted to the Congress and published in 
the Federal Register.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    May 11, 2004.



Executive Order 13339 of May 13, 2004

Increasing Economic Opportunity and Business Participation of Asian 
Americans and Pacific Islanders

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, and for the purpose of providing 
equal economic opportunities for full participation of Asian American 
and Pacific Islander businesses in our free market economy where they 
may be underserved and thus improving the quality of life for Asian 
Americans and Pacific Islanders, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. (a) There is established in the Department of Commerce the 
President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders 
(Commission). The Commission shall consist of not more than 15 members 
appointed by the President, one of whom shall be designated by the 
President as Chair. The Commission shall include members who: (i) have a 
history of involvement with the Asian American and Pacific Islander 
communities; (ii) are from the business enterprise sector; (iii) are 
from civic associations representing one or more of the diverse Asian 
American and Pacific Islander communities; (iv) are from the fields of 
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and community development; or (v) have such other experience as the 
President deems appropriate.
    (b) The Secretary of Commerce (Secretary) shall designate an 
Executive Director for the Commission.
Sec. 2. The Commission shall provide advice to the President, through 
the Secretary, on:
    (a) the development, monitoring, and coordination of executive 
branch efforts to improve the economic and community development of 
Asian American and Pacific Islander businesses through ensuring equal 
opportunity to participate in Federal programs, and public-sector, 
private-sector partnerships, and through the collection of data related 
to Asian American and Pacific Islander businesses; and
    (b) ways to increase the business diversification of Asian Americans 
and Pacific Islanders, including ways to foster research and data on 
Asian American and Pacific Islander businesses including their level of 
participation in the national economy and their economic and community 
development.
Sec. 3. (a) The Secretary shall establish within the Department of 
Commerce an office known as the White House Initiative on Asian 
Americans and Pacific Islanders (Office). The Office shall provide 
support for the Commission and the interagency working group created in 
section 3(b) of this order.
    (b) The Secretary shall also create an interagency working group 
(Working Group) whose activities shall be coordinated by the Department 
of Commerce. The Secretary shall designate the executive departments and 
agencies that shall serve on the Working Group (executive departments 
and agencies) and the heads of those departments and agencies shall 
select the officials that shall serve as their respective 
representatives on the Working Group. The Executive Director of the 
Commission shall also serve as the Director of the Office and the 
Working Group, and shall report to the Secretary or the Secretary's 
designee. The Director of the Working Group shall advise the Secretary 
or the Secretary's designee on efforts by the Federal Government to 
improve access to economic opportunities, through equal access to such 
opportunities, for Asian American and Pacific Islander businesses where 
they may be underserved and thus to improve the quality of life of Asian 
Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Sec. 4. The head of each executive department and agency on the Working 
Group shall designate a senior Federal official responsible for 
management or program administration to report directly to the agency 
head on activities implementing this order and to serve as a liaison to, 
and representative on, the Working Group. The Secretary may designate 
additional Federal officials, with the concurrence of the head of the 
designated executive department or agency, to carry out functions of the 
Working Group. To the extent permitted by law and to the extent 
practicable, each designated executive department and agency shall 
provide appropriate information requested by the Working Group, 
including data relating to the eligibility for and participation of 
Asian American and Pacific Islander businesses in Federal programs. 
Where adequate data are not available, the Working Group shall suggest 
the means of collecting such data.
Sec. 5. Each designated executive department and agency shall prepare a 
plan for, and shall document, its efforts to support economic 
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for Asian American and Pacific Islander businesses. This plan shall 
address, among other things, executive branch efforts to:
    (a) increase participation in Federal programs for Asian American 
and Pacific Islander businesses through equal access to such programs;
    (b) ensure nondiscrimination in Federal contracts and procurement 
opportunities;
    (c) provide equal opportunity for public-sector, private-sector 
partnerships for the community and economic development of Asian 
American and Pacific Islander businesses; and
    (d) foster research and data collection on Asian American and 
Pacific Islander businesses. Each plan shall be submitted through the 
working group and the Commission to the Secretary at a date to be 
established by the Secretary.
Sec. 6. The Secretary shall review the plans of the designated executive 
departments and agencies and develop for submission to the President for 
his approval an integrated Federal plan (Federal Plan) to increase the 
participation of Asian American and Pacific Islander businesses in 
executive branch programs through equal access to such programs where 
such organizations may be underserved. Actions described in the Federal 
Plan shall address improving access by Asian American and Pacific 
Islander businesses to Federal programs and fostering advances in 
relevant research and data as it pertains to community economic 
development. The Secretary shall disseminate the Federal Plan, to the 
extent the Plan is approved by the President, to appropriate members of 
the executive branch. The findings and recommendations in the Federal 
Plan shall be followed by the designated executive departments and 
agencies in their policies and activities, to the extent permitted by 
law and as practicable.
Sec. 7. Insofar as the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 
U.S.C. App.) (the ``Act''), may apply to the administration of any 
portion of this order, any functions of the President under the Act, 
except that of reporting to the Congress, shall be performed by the 
Secretary in accordance with the guidelines issued by the Administrator 
of General Services.
Sec. 8. Members of the Commission shall serve without compensation, but 
shall be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of 
subsistence, as authorized by law for persons serving intermittently in 
the Government service (5 U.S.C. 5701-5707). To the extent permitted by 
law and appropriations, and where practicable, executive departments and 
agencies shall, upon request by the Secretary, provide assistance to the 
Commission and to the Working Group, and the Department of Commerce 
shall provide administrative support and funding for the Commission.
Sec. 9. The Commission shall terminate 2 years from the date of this 
order, unless renewed by the President.
Sec. 10. For the purposes of this order, the term: (a) ``Asian'' 
includes persons having origins in any of the original peoples of the 
Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent; and the term (b) 
``Pacific Islander'' includes persons having origins in any of the 
original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.

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Sec. 11. The Secretary of Commerce shall consult the Attorney General as 
appropriate on the implementation of this order to ensure that such 
implementation affords the equal protection of the laws required by the 
due process clause of the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution.
Sec. 12. This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right 
or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity, 
by a party against the United States, its departments, agencies, 
entities, officers, employees or agents, or any other person.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    May 13, 2004.



Executive Order 13340 of May 18, 2004

Establishment of Great Lakes Interagency Task Force and Promotion of a 
Regional Collaboration of National Significance for the Great Lakes

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, and to help establish a regional 
collaboration of national significance for the Great Lakes, it is hereby 
ordered as follows:
Section 1. Policy. The Great Lakes are a national treasure constituting 
the largest freshwater system in the world. The United States and Canada 
have made great progress addressing past and current environmental 
impacts to the Great Lakes ecology. The Federal Government is committed 
to making progress on the many significant challenges that remain. Along 
with numerous State, tribal, and local programs, over 140 Federal 
programs help fund and implement environmental restoration and 
management activities throughout the Great Lakes system. A number of 
intergovernmental bodies are providing leadership in the region to 
address environmental and resource management issues in the Great Lakes 
system. These activities would benefit substantially from more 
systematic collaboration and better integration of effort. It is the 
policy of the Federal Government to support local and regional efforts 
to address environmental challenges and to encourage local citizen and 
community stewardship. To this end, the Federal Government will partner 
with the Great Lakes States, tribal and local governments, communities, 
and other interests to establish a regional collaboration to address 
nationally significant environmental and natural resource issues 
involving the Great Lakes. It is the further policy of the Federal 
Government that its executive departments and agencies will ensure that 
their programs are funding effective, coordinated, and environmentally 
sound activities in the Great Lakes system.
Sec. 2. Definitions. For purposes of this order:
    (a) ``Great Lakes'' means Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake Huron 
(including Lake Saint Clair), Lake Michigan, and Lake Superior, and the 
connecting channels (Saint Marys River, Saint Clair River, Detroit 
River, Niagara River, and Saint Lawrence River to the Canadian Border).

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    (b) ``Great Lakes system'' means all the streams, rivers, lakes, and 
other bodies of water within the drainage basin of the Great Lakes.
Sec. 3. Great Lakes Interagency Task Force.
    (a) Task Force Purpose. To further the policy described in section 1 
of this order, there is established, within the Environmental Protection 
Agency for administrative purposes, the ``Great Lakes Interagency Task 
Force'' (Task Force) to:
                                                                     (i)
     Help convene and establish a process for collaboration among the 
    members of the Task Force and the members of the Working Group that 
    is established in paragraph b(ii) of this section, with the Great 
    Lakes States, local communities, tribes, regional bodies, and other 
    interests in the Great Lakes region regarding policies, strategies, 
    plans, programs, projects, activities, and priorities for the Great 
    Lakes system.
                                                                    (ii)
     Collaborate with Canada and its provinces and with bi-national 
    bodies involved in the Great Lakes region regarding policies, 
    strategies, projects, and priorities for the Great Lakes system.
                                                                   (iii)
     Coordinate the development of consistent Federal policies, 
    strategies, projects, and priorities for addressing the restoration 
    and protection of the Great Lakes system and assisting in the 
    appropriate management of the Great Lakes system.
                                                                    (iv)
     Develop outcome-based goals for the Great Lakes system relying 
    upon, among other things, existing data and science-based indicators 
    of water quality and related environmental factors. These goals 
    shall focus on outcomes such as cleaner water, sustainable 
    fisheries, and biodiversity of the Great Lakes system and ensure 
    that Federal policies, strategies, projects, and priorities support 
    measurable results.
                                                                     (v)
     Exchange information regarding policies, strategies, projects, and 
    activities of the agencies represented on the Task Force related to 
    the Great Lakes system.
                                                                    (vi)
     Work to coordinate government action associated with the Great 
    Lakes system.
                                                                   (vii)
     Ensure coordinated Federal scientific and other research associated 
    with the Great Lakes system.
                                                                  (viii)
     Ensure coordinated government development and implementation of the 
    Great Lakes portion of the Global Earth Observation System of 
    Systems.
                                                                    (ix)
     Provide assistance and support to agencies represented on the Task 
    Force in their activities related to the Great Lakes system.
                                                                     (x)
     Submit a report to the President by May 31, 2005, and thereafter as 
    appropriate, that summarizes the activities of the Task Force and 
    provides any recommendations that would, in the judgment of the Task 
    Force, advance the policy set forth in section 1 of this order.
    (b) Membership and Operation.

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                                                                     (i)
     The Task Force shall consist exclusively of the following officers 
    of the United States: the Administrator of the Environmental 
    Protection Agency (who shall chair the Task Force), the Secretary of 
    State, the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of Agriculture, 
    the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary of Housing and Urban 
    Development, the Secretary of Transportation, the Secretary of 
    Homeland Security, the Secretary of the Army, and the Chairman of 
    the Council on Environmental Quality. A member of the Task Force may 
    designate, to perform the Task Force functions of the member, any 
    person who is part of the member's department, agency, or office and 
    who is either an officer of the United States appointed by the 
    President or a full-time employee serving in a position with pay 
    equal to or greater than the minimum rate payable for GS-15 of the 
    General Schedule. The Task Force shall report to the President 
    through the Chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality.
                                                                    (ii)
     The Task Force shall establish a ``Great Lakes Regional Working 
    Group'' (Working Group) composed of the appropriate regional 
    administrator or director with programmatic responsibility for the 
    Great Lakes system for each agency represented on the Task Force 
    including: the Great Lakes National Program Office of the 
    Environmental Protection Agency; the United States Fish and Wildlife 
    Service, National Park Service, and United States Geological Survey 
    within the Department of the Interior; the Natural Resources 
    Conservation Service and the Forest Service of the Department of 
    Agriculture; the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of 
    the Department of Commerce; the Department of Housing and Urban 
    Development; the Department of Transportation; the Coast Guard 
    within the Department of Homeland Security; and the Army Corps of 
    Engineers within the Department of the Army. The Working Group will 
    coordinate and make recommendations on how to implement the 
    policies, strategies, projects, and priorities of the Task Force.
    (c) Management Principles for Regional Collaboration of National 
Significance. To further the policy described in section 1, the Task 
Force shall recognize and apply key principles and foster conditions to 
ensure successful collaboration. To that end, the Environmental 
Protection Agency will coordinate the development of a set of principles 
of successful collaboration.
Sec. 4. Great Lakes National Program Office. The Great Lakes National 
Program Office of the Environmental Protection Agency shall assist the 
Task Force and the Working Group in the performance of their functions. 
The Great Lakes National Program Manager shall serve as chair of the 
Working Group.
Sec. 5. Preservation of Authority. Nothing in this order shall be 
construed to impair or otherwise affect the functions of the Director of 
the Office of Management and Budget relating to budget, administrative, 
regulatory, and legislative proposals. Nothing in this order shall be 
construed to affect the statutory authority or obligations of any 
Federal agency or any bi-national agreement with Canada.
Sec. 6. Judicial Review. This order is intended only to improve the 
internal management of the Federal Government and is not intended to, 
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not, create any right, benefit, or trust responsibility, substantive or 
procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by a party against the 
United States, its departments, agencies, instrumentalities or entities, 
its officers or employees, or any other person.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    May 18, 2004.



Executive Order 13341 of May 20, 2004

Further Amendment to Executive Order 11023, Providing for the 
Performance by the Secretary of Commerce of Certain Functions Relating 
to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3, 
United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. As a result of the enactment of the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps Act of 2002 
(Public Law 107-372), the following conforming amendments are made to 
Executive Order 11023 of May 28, 1962, as amended:
    (a) In section 1(a), delete ``section 6(b) of the Coast and Geodetic 
Survey Commissioned Officers Act of 1948 (62 Stat. 298; 33 U.S.C. 
853e(b))'' and insert in lieu thereof: ``section 223(b) of the National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps Act of 
2002 (Public Law 107-372; 33 U.S.C. 3023(b))''.
    (b) In section 1(b), delete ``section 12(a) of the Coast and 
Geodetic Survey Commissioned Officers Act of 1948, as amended (75 Stat. 
506; 33 U.S.C. 853j-1(a))'' and insert in lieu thereof: ``section 229(a) 
of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned 
Officer Corps Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-372; 33 U.S.C. 3029(a))''.
    (c) In section 1(c), delete ``section 12(b) of the Coast and 
Geodetic Survey Commissioned Officers Act of 1948, as amended (75 Stat. 
506; 33 U.S.C. 853j-1(b))'' and insert in lieu thereof: ``section 229(b) 
of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned 
Officer Corps Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-372; 33 U.S.C. 3029(b))''.
    (d) In section 1(d), delete ``section 12(c) of the Coast and 
Geodetic Survey Commissioned Officers Act of 1948, as amended (75 Stat. 
506; 33 U.S.C. 853j-1(c))'' and insert in lieu thereof: ``section 229(c) 
of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned 
Officer Corps Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-372; 33 U.S.C. 3029(c))''.
    (e) Section 1(e) shall be revised to read as follows: ``The 
authority vested in the President by section 243(b) of the National 
Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps Act of 
2002 (Public Law 107-372; 33 U.S.C. 3043(b)), to defer the retirement of 
an officer of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 
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captain who has attained 62 years of age, but such a deferment may not 
extend beyond the first day of the month in which the officer becomes 64 
years of age.''
    (f) Section 1(f) shall be revised to read as follows: ``The 
authority vested in the President by section 244 of the National Oceanic 
and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps Act of 2002 
(Public Law 107-372; 33 U.S.C. 3044), to retire from the active service 
any commissioned officer of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration, upon his own application, who has completed 20 years of 
active service, of which at least 10 years was service as a commissioned 
officer.''
    (g) In section 1(g), delete ``section 23(a) of the Coast and 
Geodetic Survey Commissioned Officers Act of 1948, as amended (75 Stat. 
506; 33 U.S.C. 853t(a))'' and insert in lieu thereof: ``section 
221(a)(4) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 
Commissioned Officer Corps Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-372; 33 U.S.C. 
3021(a)(4))''.
    (h) In section 1(h), delete ``section 1(1) of the Act of December 3, 
1942 (56 Stat. 1038; 33 U.S.C. 854a-1(1))'' and insert in lieu thereof: 
``section 230(b)(1) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration Commissioned Officer Corps Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-
372; 33 U.S.C. 3030(b)(1))''.
    (i) In section 1(i), delete ``section 1(2) of the Act of December 3, 
1942 (56 Stat. 1038; 33 U.S.C. 854a-1(2))'' and insert in lieu thereof: 
``section 230(b)(2) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration Commissioned Officer Corps Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-
372; 33 U.S.C. 3030(b)(2))''.
    (j) Section 1(j) shall be revised to read as follows: ``The 
authority contained in section 230(b)(3) of the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps Act of 2002 
(Public Law 107-372; 33 U.S.C. 3030(b)(3)), to appoint temporarily in 
all grades to which original appointments in the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration are authorized to fill vacancies caused by 
transfer of officers to the military departments.''
    (k) In section 1(k), delete ``section 16 of the Act of May 22, 1917 
(40 Stat. 87; 33 U.S.C. 855)'' and insert in lieu thereof: ``section 251 
of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned 
Officer Corps Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-372; 33 U.S.C. 3061)'', and 
delete the word ``personnel'' in the two places in which it appears and 
insert in lieu thereof: ``officers''.
Sec. 2. Section 1(m) is added to Executive Order 11023 to read as 
follows: ``(m) The authority vested in the President by Public Law 96-
215, as amended (10 U.S.C. 716(a)), to transfer any commissioned officer 
with his consent from his uniformed service to, and appoint him in, the 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, provided consent for 
the transfer is given by the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of 
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or the Secretary of Health and Human Services, as applicable, in 
accordance with joint regulations issued under that statute establishing 
the policies and procedures for such transfers and appointments.''
George W. Bush
The White House,
    May 20, 2004.



Executive Order 13342 of June 1, 2004

Responsibilities of the Departments of Commerce and Veterans Affairs and 
the Small Business Administration With Respect to Faith-Based and 
Community Initiatives

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, and in order to help the Federal 
Government coordinate a national effort to expand opportunities for 
faith-based and other community organizations and to strengthen their 
capacity to better meet America's social and community needs, it is 
hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Establishment of Centers for Faith-Based and Community 
Initiatives at the Departments of Commerce and Veterans Affairs and the 
Small Business Administration.
    (a) The Secretaries of Commerce and Veterans Affairs and the 
Administrator of the Small Business Administration shall each establish 
within their respective agencies a Center for Faith-Based and Community 
Initiatives (Center).
    (b) Each of these Centers shall be supervised by a Director, 
appointed by the agency head in consultation with the White House Office 
of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (White House OFBCI).
    (c) Each agency shall provide its Center with appropriate staff, 
administrative support, and other resources to meet its responsibilities 
under this order.
    (d) Each Center shall begin operations no later than 45 days from 
the date of this order.
Sec. 2. Purpose of Executive Branch Centers for Faith-Based and 
Community Initiatives. The purpose of the agency Centers will be to 
coordinate agency efforts to eliminate regulatory, contracting, and 
other programmatic obstacles to the participation of faith-based and 
other community organizations in the provision of social and community 
services.
Sec. 3. Responsibilities of the Centers for Faith-Based and Community 
Initiatives. Each Center shall, to the extent permitted by law:
    (a) conduct, in coordination with the White House OFBCI, an agency-
wide audit to identify all existing barriers to the participation of 
faith-based and other community organizations in the delivery of social 
and community services by the agency, including but not limited to 
regulations, rules,

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orders, procurement, and other internal policies and practices, and 
outreach activities that either facially discriminate against or 
otherwise discourage or disadvantage the participation of faith-based 
and other community organizations in Federal programs;
    (b) coordinate a comprehensive agency effort to incorporate faith-
based and other community organizations in agency programs and 
initiatives to the greatest extent possible;
    (c) propose initiatives to remove barriers identified pursuant to 
section 3(a) of this order, including but not limited to reform of 
regulations, procurement, and other internal policies and practices, and 
outreach activities;
    (d) propose the development of innovative pilot and demonstration 
programs to increase the participation of faith-based and other 
community organizations in Federal as well as State and local 
initiatives; and
    (e) develop and coordinate agency outreach efforts to disseminate 
information more effectively to faith-based and other community 
organizations with respect to programming changes, contracting 
opportunities, and other agency initiatives, including but not limited 
to Web and Internet resources.
Sec. 4. Reporting Requirements. (a) Report. Not later than 180 days from 
the date of this order and annually thereafter, each of the three 
Centers described in section 1 of this order shall prepare and submit a 
report to the President through the White House OFBCI.
    (b) Contents. The report shall include a description of the agency's 
efforts in carrying out its responsibilities under this order, including 
but not limited to:

  (i) a comprehensive analysis of the barriers to the full participation of 
faith-based and other community organizations in the delivery of social and 
community services identified pursuant to section 3(a) of this order and 
the proposed strategies to eliminate those barriers; and

  (ii) a summary of the technical assistance and other information that 
will be available to faith-based and other community organizations 
regarding the program activities of the agency and the preparation of 
applications or proposals for grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, 
and procurement.

    (c) Performance Indicators. The first report, filed pursuant to 
section 4(a) of this order, shall include annual performance indicators 
and measurable objectives for agency action. Each report filed 
thereafter shall measure the agency's performance against the objectives 
set forth in the initial report.
Sec. 5. Responsibilities of the Secretaries of Commerce and Veterans 
Affairs and the Administrator of the Small Business Administration. The 
Secretaries and the Administrator shall:
    (a) designate an employee within their respective agencies to serve 
as the liaison and point of contact with the White House OFBCI; and
    (b) cooperate with the White House OFBCI and provide such 
information, support, and assistance to the White House OFBCI as it may 
request, to the extent permitted by law.
Sec. 6. Administration and Judicial Review. (a) The agency actions 
directed by this executive order shall be carried out subject to the 
availability of appropriations and to the extent permitted by law.

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    (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 a 
party against the United States, its departments, agencies, 
instrumentalities or entities, its officers, employees or agents, or any 
other person.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    June 1, 2004.



Executive Order 13343 of June 6, 2004

Providing for the Closing of Government Departments and Agencies on June 
11, 2004

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws 
of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. All executive departments, independent establishments, and 
other governmental agencies shall be closed on June 11, 2004, as a mark 
of respect for Ronald Reagan, the fortieth President of the United 
States. That day shall be considered as falling within the scope of 
Executive Order 11582 of February 11, 1971, and of 5 U.S.C. 5546 and 
6103(b) and other similar statutes insofar as they relate to the pay and 
leave of employees of the United States.
Sec. 2. The first sentence of section 1 of this order shall not apply to 
those offices and installations, or parts thereof, in the Department of 
State, the Department of Defense, the Department of Justice, the 
Department of Homeland Security, or other departments, independent 
establishments, and governmental agencies that the heads thereof 
determine should remain open for reasons of national security or defense 
or other essential public business.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    June 6, 2004.



Executive Order 13344 of July 7, 2004

Amending Executive Order 13261 on the Order of Succession in the 
Environmental Protection Agency

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, including the Federal Vacancies 
Reform Act of 1998, 5 U.S.C. 3345, et seq., it is hereby ordered that 
Executive Order 13261 of March 19, 2002, is amended as follows:
Section 1. In section 2, subsections (a), (b), and (c) are deleted and 
replaced with the following new subsections (a), (b), and (c):
    (a) Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste;

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    (b) Assistant Administrator for Toxic Substances;
    (c) Assistant Administrator (Air and Radiation).
George W. Bush
The White House,
    July 7, 2004.



Executive Order 13345 of July 8, 2004

Assigning Foreign Affairs Functions and Implementing the Enterprise for 
the Americas Initiative and the Tropical Forest Conservation Act

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, including the Agricultural Trade 
Development and Assistance Act of 1954 (ATDA Act), as amended, the 
Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (Foreign Assistance Act), as amended, and 
section 301 of title 3, United States Code, it is hereby ordered as 
follows:
Section 1. Functions to be Performed by the Secretary of the Treasury. 
(a) The Secretary of the Treasury is hereby designated to perform the 
functions of the President under the following provisions of law:

(1) sections 603(b), 604(a), and 611 of the ATDA Act (7 U.S.C. 1738b(b), 
1738c(a), and 1738j); and

(2) sections 703, 704(a), 805(b), 806(a), 807(a), 808(a), and 812 of the 
Foreign Assistance Act (22 U.S.C. 2430b, 2430c(a), 2431c(b), 2431d(a), 
2431e(a), 2431f(a), and 2431j).

(b) The Secretary of the Treasury shall:

(1)(A) make determinations under the provisions of sections 703(b) and 
805(b) of the Foreign Assistance Act in accordance with any recommendations 
received from the Secretary of State with respect to subsections 703(a)(1)-
703(a)(4) and the corresponding recommendations under section 805(a)(1) of 
that Act; and

(B) make determinations under the provisions of section 805(b) of the 
Foreign Assistance Act in accordance with any recommendations from the 
Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development 
(USAID) with respect to section 803(5)(B) of that Act;

(2) exercise the functions under the provisions listed in section 1(a)(1) 
of this order in consultation with the Secretary of State and with the 
National Advisory Council on International Monetary and Financial Policies 
(Council) established by Executive Order 11269 of February 14, 1966;

(3) consult, as appropriate, with the Secretary of State, the Administrator 
of USAID, the Council, the Secretary of Agriculture, the Director of the

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Office of Management and Budget, the Administrator of the Environmental 
Protection Agency, the Chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality, 
the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and the 
Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers in the performance of all 
other functions under the provisions listed in section 1(a) of this order.

Sec. 2. Functions to be Performed by the Secretary of State. (a) The 
Secretary of State is hereby designated to perform the functions of the 
President under sections 607 and 614 of the ATDA Act (7 U.S.C. 1738f and 
1738m) and section 813(a) of the Foreign Assistance Act (22 U.S.C. 
2431k).
    (b) The Secretary of State shall consult, as appropriate, with the 
Secretary of the Treasury and the Administrator of USAID, in the 
performance of functions under the provisions listed in subsection 2(a) 
of this order.
    (c) The Secretary of State shall consult, as appropriate, in the 
performance of functions under section 607 of the ATDA Act, with the 
Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Commerce, the Administrator 
of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Chairman of the Council on 
Environmental Quality, and the heads of such other executive departments 
and agencies as the Secretary of State determines appropriate.
    (d) The Secretary of State is hereby designated to receive advice or 
supplemental views on the President's behalf consistent with the 
following provisions of law:

(1) section 610(c)(1) of the ATDA Act (7 U.S.C. 1738i(c)(1)); and

(2) section 813(b) of the Foreign Assistance Act (22 U.S.C. 2431k).

Sec. 3. Recommendation by USAID. The Administrator of USAID shall make 
recommendations with respect to 803(5)(B) of the Foreign Assistance Act 
(22 U.S.C. 2431a(5)(B), in cooperation with the Secretary of Agriculture 
and the Secretary of State.
Sec. 4. Government Appointees to the Enterprise for the Americas Board. 
(a) Pursuant to section 610(b)(1)(A) of the ATDA Act (7 U.S.C. 
1738i(b)(1)(A) and section 811(b)(1)(A) and (b)(2) of the Foreign 
Assistance Act (22 U.S.C. 2431i(b)(1)(A) and (b)(2)), the following 
officers or employees of the United States are hereby designated to 
serve as representatives on the Enterprise for the Americas Board:

(i) the designee of the Secretary of State, who shall be the chairperson of 
the Board;

(ii) the designee of the Secretary of the Treasury;

(iii) two designees of the Secretary of Agriculture, one of whom shall be 
an officer or employee of the United States Forest Service International 
Programs Office with experience in international forestry matters, and the 
other shall be an officer or employee of the Foreign Agricultural Service;

(iv) the designee of the Secretary of the Interior;

(v) the designee of the Administrator of the Environmental Protection 
Agency;

(vi) the designee of the Administrator of USAID, who shall be the vice 
chairperson of the Board; and

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(vii) the designee of the Chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality.

    (b) The Board shall permit the following officers or employees of 
the United States to attend and observe a Board meeting:

(i) a designee of the Secretary of Commerce; and

(ii) a designee of the head of any executive department or agency, if the 
meeting will relate to matters relevant to the activities of such executive 
department or agency.

    (c) An officer of the United States listed in subsections 4(a) and 
4(b) shall make a designation for purposes of those subsections in 
writing submitted to the Secretary of State and shall change any such 
designation in the same manner. The authority to make such a designation 
may not be delegated.
    (d) The Secretary of State may, after consultation with the officers 
of the United States listed in subsection 4(b) and the Attorney General, 
as appropriate, establish such procedures as may be necessary to provide 
for the governance and administration of the Board.
Sec. 5. Guidance for the Performance of Functions. In performing 
functions under this order, officers of the United States:
    (a) shall ensure that all actions taken by them are consistent with 
the President's constitutional authority to (i) conduct the foreign 
affairs of the United States, including the commencement, conduct, and 
termination of negotiations with foreign countries and international 
organizations, (ii) withhold information the disclosure of which could 
impair the foreign relations, the national security, the deliberative 
processes of the Executive, or the performance of the Executive's 
constitutional duties, (iii) recommend for congressional consideration 
such measures as the President may judge necessary or expedient, and 
(iv) supervise the unitary executive branch;
    (b) may further assign functions assigned by this order to officers 
of any department or agency within the executive branch to the extent 
permitted by law except as provided in subsection 4(c) of this order and 
such further assignment shall be published in the Federal Register; and
    (c) shall consult the Attorney General as appropriate in 
implementing this section.
Sec. 6. Revocation of Executive Orders. The following Executive Orders 
are hereby revoked:
    (a) Executive Order 12757 of March 19, 1991;
    (b) Executive Order 12823 of December 3, 1992;
    (c) Executive Order 13028 of December 3, 1996; and
    (d) Executive Order 13131 of July 22, 1999.
Sec. 7. Judicial Review. This order is not intended to, and does not, 
create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at 
law or in equity by a party against the United States, its departments, 
agencies, entities, officers, employees or agents, or any other person.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    July 8, 2004.

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Executive Order 13346 of July 8, 2004

Delegation of Certain Waiver, Determination, Certification, 
Recommendation, and Reporting Functions

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3, 
United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. The functions of the President in making certain waivers, 
determinations, certifications, recommendations, and reports to the 
Congress are assigned as follows:
    (a) The Secretary of State is authorized to make waivers, 
determinations, certifications, and recommendations, and to undertake 
related reporting, as described in:

   (i) Section 402(d)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 
2432(d)(1)), with respect to the extension of Jackson-Vanik waivers;

   (ii) Section 609 of Division A of the Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency 
Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1999 (Public Law 105-277) as continued in 
effect by section 612 of Division B of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 
2004 (Public Law 108-199) with respect to cooperation related to persons 
missing in action and prisoners of war; and

   (iii) Section 102(a)(2) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended (22 
U.S.C. 2799aa-1(a)), with respect to any Presidential determination under 
section 102(a)(1) that is also the subject of a determination and 
certification by the President pursuant to section 102(a)(2).

    (b) The United States Trade Representative shall submit the report 
relating to sub-Saharan Africa under section 106 of the African Growth 
and Opportunity Act (Public Law 106-200, title 1).
Sec. 2. The functions of the President in making certifications to the 
Congress consistent with the resolution of advice and consent to 
ratification of the Chemical Weapons Convention adopted by the Senate on 
April 24, 1997 (Resolution) are assigned as follows:
    (a) The Secretary of State is authorized to make a certification 
consistent with section 2(7)(C)(i) of the Resolution with respect to the 
effectiveness and viability of the Australia Group.
    (b) The Secretary of Commerce is authorized to make a certification 
consistent with section 2(9) of the Resolution with respect to the 
interests of certain firms in the United States.
Sec. 3. Executive Order 12163 of September 29, 1979, as amended, is 
further amended, in section 1-100(a), by striking the period at the end 
of paragraph (12) and inserting a semicolon, and by inserting the 
following new paragraphs:
     ``(13) title II of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and 
Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2002 (Public Law 107-115), under 
the heading ``Assistance for the Independent States of the Former Soviet 
Union,'' in subsections (g)(4) and (6);'';
     ``(14) section 512 of Division D of the Consolidated Appropriations 
Act, 2004 (Public Law 108-199);'';

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     ``(15) sections 5(c) and 6 of the Anglo-Irish Agreement Support Act 
of 1986 (Public Law 99-415), as amended.''.
Sec. 4. Executive Order 13277 of November 19, 2002, is amended in 
section 1(b)(3) by adding after the phrase ``Section 2105(a)(1)'' the 
terms ``(A) and (C)''.
Sec. 5. References in this order to provisions of any Act shall be 
deemed to include references to any provision of law that is the same or 
substantially the same as such provisions.
Sec. 6. In carrying out sections 1 and 2 of this order, officers of the 
United States shall ensure that all actions taken by them are consistent 
with the President's constitutional authority to: (a) conduct the 
foreign affairs of the United States; (b) withhold information the 
disclosure of which could impair the foreign relations, the national 
security, the deliberative processes of the Executive, or the 
performance of the Executive's constitutional duties; (c) recommend for 
congressional consideration such measures as the President may judge 
necessary and expedient; and (d) supervise the unitary executive branch.
Sec. 7. Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise 
affect the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and 
Budget relating to budget, administrative, or legislative proposals.
Sec. 8. This order is intended only to improve the internal management 
of the executive branch and is not intended to, and does not, create any 
right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in 
equity by a party against the United States, its departments, agencies, 
entities, officers, employees or agents, or any other person.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    July 8, 2004.



Executive Order 13347 of July 22, 2004

Individuals With Disabilities in Emergency Preparedness

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, and to strengthen emergency 
preparedness with respect to individuals with disabilities, it is hereby 
ordered as follows:
Section 1. Policy. To ensure that the Federal Government appropriately 
supports safety and security for individuals with disabilities in 
situations involving disasters, including earthquakes, tornadoes, fires, 
floods, hurricanes, and acts of terrorism, it shall be the policy of the 
United States that executive departments and agencies of the Federal 
Government (agencies):
     (a) consider, in their emergency preparedness planning, the unique 
needs of agency employees with disabilities and individuals with 
disabilities whom the agency serves;

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     (b) encourage, including through the provision of technical 
assistance, as appropriate, consideration of the unique needs of 
employees and individuals with disabilities served by State, local, and 
tribal governments and private organizations and individuals in 
emergency preparedness planning; and
     (c) facilitate cooperation among Federal, State, local, and tribal 
governments and private organizations and individuals in the 
implementation of emergency preparedness plans as they relate to 
individuals with disabilities.
Sec. 2. Establishment of Council. (a) There is hereby established, 
within the Department of Homeland Security for administrative purposes, 
the Interagency Coordinating Council on Emergency Preparedness and 
Individuals with Disabilities (the ``Council''). The Council shall 
consist exclusively of the following members or their designees:
                                                                     (i)
     the heads of executive departments, the Administrator of the 
    Environmental Protection Agency, the Administrator of General 
    Services, the Director of the Office of Personnel Management, and 
    the Commissioner of Social Security; and
                                                                    (ii)
     any other agency head as the Secretary of Homeland Security may, 
    with the concurrence of the agency head, designate.
(b) The Secretary of Homeland Security shall chair the Council, convene 
and preside at its meetings, determine its agenda, direct its work, and, 
as appropriate to particular subject matters, establish and direct 
subgroups of the Council, which shall consist exclusively of Council 
members.
(c) A member of the Council may designate, to perform the Council 
functions of the member, an employee of the member's department or 
agency who is either an officer of the United States appointed by the 
President, or a full-time employee serving in a position with pay equal 
to or greater than the minimum rate payable for GS-15 of the General 
Schedule.
Sec. 3. Functions of Council. (a) The Council shall:
                                                                     (i)
     coordinate implementation by agencies of the policy set forth in 
    section 1 of this order;
                                                                    (ii)
     whenever the Council obtains in the performance of its functions 
    information or advice from any individual who is not a full-time or 
    permanent part-time Federal employee, obtain such information and 
    advice only in a manner that seeks individual advice and does not 
    involve collective judgment or consensus advice or deliberation; and
                                                                   (iii)
     at the request of any agency head (or the agency head's designee 
    under section 2(c) of this order) who is a member of the Council, 
    unless the Secretary of Homeland Security declines the request, 
    promptly review and provide advice, for the purpose of furthering 
    the policy set forth in section 1, on a proposed action by that 
    agency.
(b) The Council shall submit to the President each year beginning 1 year 
after the date of this order, through the Assistant to the President for 
Homeland Security, a report that describes:
                                                                     (i)
     the achievements of the Council in implementing the policy set 
    forth in section 1;

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                                                                    (ii)
     the best practices among Federal, State, local, and tribal 
    governments and private organizations and individuals for emergency 
    preparedness planning with respect to individuals with disabilities; 
    and
                                                                   (iii)
     recommendations of the Council for advancing the policy set forth 
    in section 1.
Sec. 4. General. (a) To the extent permitted by law:
                                                                     (i)
     agencies shall assist and provide information to the Council for 
    the performance of its functions under this order; and
                                                                    (ii)
     the Department of Homeland Security shall provide funding and 
    administrative support for the Council.
(b) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise 
affect the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and 
Budget relating to budget, administrative, or legislative proposals.
(c) This order is intended only to improve the internal management of 
the executive branch and is not intended to, and does not, create any 
right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in 
equity by a party against the United States, its departments, agencies, 
instrumentalities, or entities, its officers or employees, or any other 
person.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    July 22, 2004.



Executive Order 13348 of July 22, 2004

Blocking Property of Certain Persons and Prohibiting the Importation of 
Certain Goods from Liberia

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, including the International 
Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the 
National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) (NEA), section 5 of 
the United Nations Participation Act, as amended (22 U.S.C. 287c) 
(UNPA), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and in view of 
United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1521 of December 22, 2003, 
and 1532 of March 12, 2004,
I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, note that 
the actions and policies of former Liberian President Charles Taylor and 
other persons, in particular their unlawful depletion of Liberian 
resources and their removal from Liberia and secreting of Liberian funds 
and property, have undermined Liberia's transition to democracy and the 
orderly development of its political, administrative, and economic 
institutions and resources. I further note that the Comprehensive Peace 
Agreement signed on August 18, 2003, and the related ceasefire have not 
yet been universally implemented throughout Liberia, and that the 
illicit trade in round logs and timber products is linked to the 
proliferation of and trafficking in illegal arms, which perpetuate the 
Liberian conflict and fuel and exacerbate other conflicts throughout 
West Africa. I find that the actions, policies, and circumstances 
described above constitute an unusual and extraordinary

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threat to the foreign policy of the United States and hereby declare a 
national emergency to deal with that threat. To address that threat, I 
hereby order:
Section 1. (a) Except to the extent provided in section 203(b)(1), (3), 
and (4) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(1), (3), and (4)), or regulations, 
orders, directives, or licenses that may be issued pursuant to this 
order, and notwithstanding any contract entered into or any license or 
permit granted prior to the effective date of this order, all property 
and interests in property of the following persons, that are in the 
United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are 
or hereafter come within the possession or control of United States 
persons, are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, 
withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in:
    (i) the persons listed in the Annex to this order; and
    (ii) any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in 
consultation with the Secretary of State:
                                                                     (A)
     to be or have been an immediate family member of Charles Taylor;
                                                                     (B)
     to have been a senior official of the former Liberian regime headed 
    by Charles Taylor or otherwise to have been or be a close ally or 
    associate of Charles Taylor or the former Liberian regime;
                                                                     (C)
     to have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, 
    material, or technological support for, or goods or services in 
    support of, the unlawful depletion of Liberian resources, the 
    removal of Liberian resources from that country, and the secreting 
    of Liberian funds and property by any person whose property and 
    interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; or
                                                                     (D)
     to be owned or controlled by, or acting or purporting to act for or 
    on behalf of, directly or indirectly, any person whose property and 
    interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order.
    (b) I hereby determine that the making of donations of the type of 
articles specified in section 203(b)(2) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(2)) 
by, to, or for the benefit of, any person whose property or interests in 
property are blocked pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section would 
seriously impair my ability to deal with the national emergency declared 
in this order, and I hereby prohibit such donations as provided by 
paragraph (a) of this section.
    (c) The prohibitions in paragraph (a) of this section include, but 
are not limited to,
    (i) the making of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or 
services by, to, or for the benefit of, any person whose property or 
interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order, and
    (ii) the receipt of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, 
or services from any such person.
Sec. 2. Except to the extent provided in regulations, orders, 
directives, or licenses that may be issued pursuant to this order, and 
notwithstanding any contract entered into or any license or permit 
granted prior to the effective date of this order, the direct or 
indirect importation into the United States of any round log or timber 
product originating in Liberia is prohibited.

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Sec. 3. (a) Any transaction by a United States person or within the 
United States that evades or avoids, has the purpose of evading or 
avoiding, or attempts to violate any of the prohibitions set forth in 
this order is prohibited.
    (b) Any conspiracy formed to violate any of the prohibitions set 
forth in this order is prohibited.
Sec. 4. For purposes of this order: (a) the term ``person'' means an 
individual or entity;
    (b) the term ``entity'' means a partnership, association, trust, 
joint venture, corporation, group, subgroup, or other organization;
    (c) the term ``United States person'' means any United States 
citizen, permanent resident alien, entity organized under the laws of 
the United States or any jurisdiction within the United States 
(including foreign branches), or any person in the United States; and
    (d) the term ``round log or timber product'' means any product 
classifiable in Chapter 44 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States.
Sec. 5. For those persons whose property and interests in property are 
blocked pursuant to section 1 of this order who might have a 
constitutional presence in the United States, I find that because of the 
ability to transfer funds or other assets instantaneously, prior notice 
to such persons of measures to be taken pursuant to this order would 
render these measures ineffectual. I therefore determine that for these 
measures to be effective in addressing the national emergency declared 
in this order, there need be no prior notice of a listing or 
determination made pursuant to section 1 of this order.
Sec. 6. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the 
Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to take such actions, including 
the promulgation of rules and regulations, and to employ all powers 
granted to the President by IEEPA and UNPA as may be necessary to carry 
out the purposes of this order. The Secretary of the Treasury may 
redelegate any of these functions to other officers and agencies of the 
United States Government, consistent with applicable law. All agencies 
of the United States Government are hereby directed to take all 
appropriate measures within their authority to carry out the provisions 
of this order and, where appropriate, to advise the Secretary of the 
Treasury in a timely manner of the measures taken.
Sec. 7. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the 
Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to submit the recurring and 
final reports to the Congress on the national emergency declared in this 
order, consistent with section 401(c) of NEA, 50 U.S.C. 1641(c), and 
section 204(c) of IEEPA, 50 U.S.C. 1703(c).
Sec. 8. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the 
Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to determine, subsequent to the 
issuance of this order, that circumstances no longer warrant the 
inclusion of a person in the Annex to this order and that the property 
and interests in property of that person are therefore no longer blocked 
pursuant to section 1 of this order.
Sec. 9. 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

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against the United States, its departments, agencies, instrumentalities, 
or entities, its officers or employees, or any other person.
Sec. 10. This order is effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on 
July 23, 2004.
Sec. 11. This order shall be transmitted to the Congress and published 
in the Federal Register.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    July 22, 2004.

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Executive Order 13349 of July 23, 2004

Amending Executive Order 13226 To Designate the President's Council of 
Advisors on Science and Technology To Serve as the National 
Nanotechnology Advisory Panel

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, including the 21st Century 
Nanotechnology Research and Development Act (Public Law 108-153), and in 
order to designate the National Nanotechnology Advisory Panel pursuant 
to section 4(a) of that Act, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Executive Order 13226 of September 30, 2001, as amended, is further 
amended by adding a new section 2(c), to read as follows:
``(c) PCAST shall serve as the National Nanotechnology Advisory Panel 
under section 4 of the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and 
Development Act (Public Law 108-153) (Act). Nothing in this Order shall 
be construed to require the National Nanotechnology Advisory Panel to 
comply with any requirement from which it is exempted by section 4(f) of 
the Act.''
George W. Bush
The White House,
    July 23, 2004.



Executive Order 13350 of July 29, 2004

Termination of Emergency Declared in Executive Order 12722 With Respect 
to Iraq and Modification of Executive Order 13290, Executive Order 
13303, and Executive Order 13315

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws 
of the United States of America, including the International Emergency 
Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.)(IEEPA), the National 
Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.)(NEA), section 5 of the United 
Nations Participation Act, as amended (22 U.S.C. 287c)(UNPA), and 
section 301 of title 3, United States Code,
I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, have 
determined that the situation that gave rise to the declaration of a 
national emergency with respect to Iraq in Executive Order 12722 of 
August 2, 1990, has been significantly altered by the removal of the 
regime of Saddam Hussein and other developments. I hereby terminate the 
national emergency declared in Executive Order 12722, revoke that 
Executive Order and Executive Order 12724 of August 9, 1990, Executive 
Order 12734 of November 14, 1990, Executive Order 12743 of January 18, 
1991, Executive Order 12751 of February 14, 1991, and Executive Order 
12817 of October 21, 1992, that are based on that national emergency. I 
hereby amend Executive Order 13290 of March 20, 2003, so that the 
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effect based on the national emergency I declared in Executive Order 
13303 of May 22, 2003, and expanded in Executive Order 13315 of August 
28, 2003. At the same time, and in order to take additional steps to 
deal with the national emergency that I declared in Executive Order 
13303, and expanded in Executive Order 13315, with respect to the 
unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign 
policy of the United States posed by obstacles to the orderly 
reconstruction of Iraq, the restoration and maintenance of peace and 
security in that country, and the development of political, 
administrative and economic institutions in Iraq, I hereby order:
Section 1. Pursuant to section 202(a) of the NEA (50 U.S.C. 1622(a)), 
termination of the national emergency declared in Executive Order 12722 
shall not affect any action taken or proceeding pending but not finally 
concluded or determined as of the effective date of this order, any 
action or proceeding based on any act committed prior to such date, or 
any rights or duties that matured or penalties that were incurred prior 
to such date. Pursuant to section 207(a) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1706(a)), 
and subject to such regulations, orders, directives, or licenses as may 
be issued pursuant to this order, I hereby determine that the 
continuation of prohibitions with regard to transactions involving 
property blocked pursuant to Executive Orders 12722 or 12724 that 
continues to be blocked as of the effective date of this order is 
necessary on account of claims involving Iraq.
Sec. 2. The Annex to Executive Order 13315 is replaced and superseded in 
its entirety by the Annex to this order.
Sec. 3. I hereby amend Executive Order 13290 by removing ``the national 
emergency declared in Executive Order 12722 of August 2, 1990'' and 
replacing it with ``the national emergency declared in Executive Order 
13303 of March 20, 2003, and expanded in Executive Order 13315 of August 
28, 2003''.
Sec. 4. Unless licensed or otherwise authorized pursuant to this order 
or otherwise consistent with U.S. law, the trade in or transfer of 
ownership or possession of Iraqi cultural property or other items of 
archeological, historical, cultural, rare scientific, and religious 
importance that were illegally removed, or for which a reasonable 
suspicion exists that they were illegally removed, from the Iraq 
National Museum, the National Library, and other locations in Iraq since 
August 6, 1990, is prohibited.
Sec. 5. I hereby determine that the making of donations of the type 
specified in section 203(b)(2) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(2)) by or to 
persons determined to be subject to the sanctions imposed by Executive 
Order 13315 or by this order would seriously impair my ability to deal 
with the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13303, and 
expanded by Executive Order 13315, or would endanger the Armed Forces of 
the United States that are engaged in hostilities, and I hereby prohibit 
such donations as provided in section 1 of Executive Order 13315 as 
amended by this order.
Sec. 6. For those persons listed in the Annex to this order or 
determined to be subject to Executive Order 13315 or this order who 
might have a constitutional presence in the United States, I find that 
because of the ability to transfer funds or other assets 
instantaneously, prior notice to such persons of measures to be taken 
pursuant to this order would render these

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measures ineffectual. I therefore determine that for these measures to 
be effective in addressing the national emergency declared in Executive 
Order 13303, and expanded by Executive Order 13315, there need be no 
prior notice of a listing or determination made pursuant to Executive 
Order 13315 or this order.
Sec. 7. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the 
Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to take such actions, including 
the promulgation of rules and regulations, and to employ all powers 
granted to the President by IEEPA and UNPA as may be necessary to carry 
out the purposes of this order. The Secretary of the Treasury may 
redelegate any of these functions to other officers and agencies of the 
United States Government consistent with applicable law. All agencies of 
the United States Government are hereby directed to take all appropriate 
measures within their authority to carry out the provisions of this 
order.
Sec. 8. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the 
Secretary of State, is authorized to determine subsequent to the 
issuance of the order, that circumstances no longer warrant the 
inclusion of a person in the Annex to this order and that such person is 
therefore no longer covered within the scope of the order.
Sec. 9. 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, 
instrumentalities, or entities, officers or employees, or any other 
person.
Sec. 10. This order is effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on 
July 30, 2004. This order shall be transmitted to the Congress and 
published in the Federal Register.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    July 29, 2004.

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Executive Order 13351 of August 9, 2004

Establishing an Emergency Board To Investigate a Dispute Between the 
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and Its Conductors 
Represented by the United Transportation Union

A dispute exists between the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation 
Authority and its conductors represented by the United Transportation 
Union.
The dispute has not heretofore been adjusted under the provisions of the 
Railway Labor Act, as amended, 45 U.S.C. 151-188 (the ``Act'').
A first emergency board to investigate and report on the dispute was 
established on April 12, 2004, by Executive Order 13334 of April 10, 
2004. The emergency board terminated upon issuance of its report. 
Subsequently, its recommendations were not accepted by the parties.
A party empowered by the Act has requested that the President establish 
a second emergency board pursuant to section 9A of the Act (45 U.S.C. 
159a).
Section 9A(e) of the Act provides that the President, upon such request, 
shall appoint a second emergency board to investigate and report on the 
dispute.
NOW, THEREFORE, by the authority vested in me as President by the 
Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section 9A of 
the Act, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Establishment of Emergency Board (``Board''). There is 
established, effective August 10, 2004, a Board of three members to be 
appointed by the President to investigate and report on this dispute. No 
member shall be pecuniarily or otherwise interested in any organization 
of railroad employees or any carrier. The Board shall perform its 
functions subject to the availability of funds.
Sec. 2. Report. Within 30 days after the creation of the Board, the 
parties to the dispute shall submit to the Board final offers for 
settlement of the dispute. Within 30 days after the submission of final 
offers for settlement of the dispute, the Board shall submit a report to 
the President setting forth its selection of the most reasonable offer.
Sec. 3. Maintaining Conditions. As provided by section 9A(h) of the Act, 
from the time a request to establish a second emergency board is made 
until 60 days after the Board submits its report to the President, the 
parties to the controversy shall make no change in the conditions out of 
which the dispute arose except by agreement of the parties.
Sec. 4. Records Maintenance. The records and files of the Board are 
records of the Office of the President and upon the Board's termination 
shall be maintained in the physical custody of the National Mediation 
Board.

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Sec. 5. Expiration. The Board shall terminate upon the submission of the 
report provided for in section 2 of this order.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    August 9, 2004.



Executive Order 13352 of August 26, 2004

Facilitation of Cooperative Conservation

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. Purpose. The purpose of this order is to ensure that the 
Departments of the Interior, Agriculture, Commerce, and Defense and the 
Environmental Protection Agency implement laws relating to the 
environment and natural resources in a manner that promotes cooperative 
conservation, with an emphasis on appropriate inclusion of local 
participation in Federal decisionmaking, in accordance with their 
respective agency missions, policies, and regulations.
Sec. 2. Definition. As used in this order, the term ``cooperative 
conservation'' means actions that relate to use, enhancement, and 
enjoyment of natural resources, protection of the environment, or both, 
and that involve collaborative activity among Federal, State, local, and 
tribal governments, private for-profit and nonprofit institutions, other 
nongovernmental entities and individuals.
Sec. 3. Federal Activities. To carry out the purpose of this order, the 
Secretaries of the Interior, Agriculture, Commerce, and Defense and the 
Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency shall, to the 
extent permitted by law and subject to the availability of 
appropriations and in coordination with each other as appropriate:
    (a) carry out the programs, projects, and activities of the agency 
that they respectively head that implement laws relating to the 
environment and natural resources in a manner that:

  (i) facilitates cooperative conservation;

  (ii) takes appropriate account of and respects the interests of persons 
with ownership or other legally recognized interests in land and other 
natural resources;

  (iii) properly accommodates local participation in Federal 
decisionmaking; and

  (iv) provides that the programs, projects, and activities are consistent 
with protecting public health and safety;

    (b) report annually to the Chairman of the Council on Environmental 
Quality on actions taken to implement this order; and
    (c) provide funding to the Office of Environmental Quality 
Management Fund (42 U.S.C. 4375) for the Conference for which section 4 
of this order provides.

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Sec. 4. White House Conference on Cooperative Conservation. The Chairman 
of the Council on Environmental Quality shall, to the extent permitted 
by law and subject to the availability of appropriations:
    (a) convene not later than 1 year after the date of this order, and 
thereafter at such times as the Chairman deems appropriate, a White 
House Conference on Cooperative Conservation (Conference) to facilitate 
the exchange of information and advice relating to (i) cooperative 
conservation and (ii) means for achievement of the purpose of this 
order; and
    (b) ensure that the Conference obtains information in a manner that 
seeks from Conference participants their individual advice and does not 
involve collective judgment or consensus advice or deliberation.
Sec. 5. General Provision. 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, instrumentalities or entities, its officers, 
employees or agents, or any other person.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    August 26, 2004.



Executive Order 13353 of August 27, 2004

Establishing the President's Board on Safeguarding Americans' Civil 
Liberties

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, and in order to further strengthen 
protections for the rights of Americans in the effective performance of 
national security and homeland security functions, it is hereby ordered 
as follows:
Section 1. Policy. The United States Government has a solemn obligation, 
and shall continue fully, to protect the legal rights of all Americans, 
including freedoms, civil liberties, and information privacy guaranteed 
by Federal law, in the effective performance of national security and 
homeland security functions.
Sec. 2. Establishment of Board. To advance the policy set forth in 
section 1 of this order (Policy), there is hereby established the 
President's Board on Safeguarding Americans' Civil Liberties (Board). 
The Board shall be part of the Department of Justice for administrative 
purposes.
Sec. 3. Functions. The Board shall:
                                                                     (a)
     (i) advise the President on effective means to implement the 
    Policy, and (ii) keep the President informed of the implementation 
    of the Policy;
                                                                     (b)
     periodically request reports from Federal departments and agencies 
    relating to policies and procedures that ensure implementation of 
    the Policy;
                                                                     (c)
     recommend to the President policies, guidelines and other 
    administrative actions, technologies, and legislation, as necessary 
    to implement the Policy;

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                                                                     (d)
     at the request of the head of any Federal department or agency, 
    unless the Chair, after consultation with the Vice Chair, declines 
    the request, promptly review and provide advice on a policy or 
    action of that department or agency that implicates the Policy;
                                                                     (e)
     obtain information and advice relating to the Policy from 
    representatives of entities or individuals outside the executive 
    branch of the Federal Government in a manner that seeks their 
    individual advice and does not involve collective judgment or 
    consensus advice or deliberation;
                                                                     (f)
     refer, consistent with section 535 of title 28, United States Code, 
    credible information pertaining to possible violations of law 
    relating to the Policy by any Federal employee or official to the 
    appropriate office for prompt investigation;
                                                                     (g)
     take steps to enhance cooperation and coordination among Federal 
    departments and agencies in the implementation of the Policy, 
    including but not limited to working with the Director of the Office 
    of Management and Budget and other officers of the United States to 
    review and assist in the coordination of guidelines and policies 
    concerning national security and homeland security efforts, such as 
    information collection and sharing; and
                                                                     (h)
     undertake other efforts to protect the legal rights of all 
    Americans, including freedoms, civil liberties, and information 
    privacy guaranteed by Federal law, as the President may direct.
Upon the recommendation of the Board, the Attorney General or the 
Secretary of Homeland Security may establish one or more committees that 
include individuals from outside the executive branch of the Federal 
Government, in accordance with applicable law, to advise the Board on 
specific issues relating to the Policy. Any such committee shall carry 
out its functions separately from the Board.
Sec. 4. Membership and Operation. The Board shall consist exclusively of 
the following:
                                                                     (a)
     the Deputy Attorney General, who shall serve as Chair;
                                                                     (b)
     the Under Secretary for Border and Transportation Security, 
    Department of Homeland Security, who shall serve as Vice Chair;
                                                                     (c)
     the Assistant Attorney General (Civil Rights Division);
                                                                     (d)
     the Assistant Attorney General (Office of Legal Policy);
                                                                     (e)
     the Counsel for Intelligence Policy, Department of Justice;
                                                                     (f)
     the Chair of the Privacy Council, Federal Bureau of Investigation;
                                                                     (g)
     the Assistant Secretary for Information Analysis, Department of 
    Homeland Security;
                                                                     (h)
     the Assistant Secretary (Policy), Directorate of Border and 
    Transportation Security, Department of Homeland Security;
                                                                     (i)
     the Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, Department of 
    Homeland Security;
                                                                     (j)
     the Privacy Officer, Department of Homeland Security;
                                                                     (k)
     the Under Secretary for Enforcement, Department of the Treasury;
                                                                     (l)
     the Assistant Secretary (Terrorist Financing), Department of the 
    Treasury;
                                                                     (m)
     the General Counsel, Office of Management and Budget;
                                                                     (n)
     the Deputy Director of Central Intelligence for Community 
    Management;
                                                                     (o)
     the General Counsel, Central Intelligence Agency;

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                                                                     (p)
     the General Counsel, National Security Agency;
                                                                     (q)
     the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence;
                                                                     (r)
     the General Counsel of the Department of Defense;
                                                                     (s)
     the Legal Adviser, Department of State;
                                                                     (t)
     the Director, Terrorist Threat Integration Center; and
                                                                     (u)
     such other officers of the United States as the Deputy Attorney 
    General may from time to time designate.
A member of the Board may designate, to perform the Board or Board 
subgroup functions of the member, any person who is part of such 
member's department or agency and who is either (i) an officer of the 
United States appointed by the President, or (ii) a member of the Senior 
Executive Service or the Senior Intelligence Service. The Chair, after 
consultation with the Vice Chair, shall convene and preside at meetings 
of the Board, determine its agenda, direct its work, and, as appropriate 
to deal with particular subject matters, establish and direct subgroups 
of the Board that shall consist exclusively of members of the Board. The 
Chair may invite, in his discretion, officers or employees of other 
departments or agencies to participate in the work of the Board. The 
Chair shall convene the first meeting of the Board within 20 days after 
the date of this order and shall thereafter convene meetings of the 
Board at such times as the Chair, after consultation with the Vice 
Chair, deems appropriate. The Deputy Attorney General shall designate an 
official of the Department of Justice to serve as the Executive Director 
of the Board.
Sec. 5. Cooperation. To the extent permitted by law, all Federal 
departments and agencies shall cooperate with the Board and provide the 
Board with such information, support, and assistance as the Board, 
through the Chair, may request.
Sec. 6. Administration. Consistent with applicable law and subject to 
the availability of appropriations, the Department of Justice shall 
provide the funding and administrative support for the Board necessary 
to implement this order.
Sec. 7. General Provisions. (a) This order shall not be construed to 
impair or otherwise affect the authorities of any department, agency, 
instrumentality, officer, or employee of the United States under 
applicable law, including the functions of the Director of the Office of 
Management and Budget relating to budget, administrative, or legislative 
proposals.
    (b) This order shall be implemented in a manner consistent with 
applicable laws and Executive Orders concerning protection of 
information, including those for the protection of intelligence sources 
and methods, law enforcement information, and classified national 
security information, and the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended (5 U.S.C. 
552a).
    (c) This order is intended only to improve the internal management 
of the Federal Government and is not intended to, and does not, create 
any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or 
in equity, by a party against the United States, or any of its 
departments, agencies, instrumentalities, entities, officers, employees, 
or agents, or any other person.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    August 27, 2004.

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Executive Order 13354 of August 27, 2004

National Counterterrorism Center

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws 
of the United States of America, including section 103(c)(8) of the 
National Security Act of 1947, as amended (Act), and to protect the 
security of the United States through strengthened intelligence analysis 
and strategic planning and intelligence support to operations to counter 
transnational terrorist threats against the territory, people, and 
interests of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as 
follows:
Section 1. Policy. (a) To the maximum extent consistent with applicable 
law, agencies shall give the highest priority to (i) the detection, 
prevention, disruption, preemption, and mitigation of the effects of 
transnational terrorist activities against the territory, people, and 
interests of the United States of America, (ii) the interchange of 
terrorism information among agencies, (iii) the interchange of terrorism 
information between agencies and appropriate authorities of States and 
local governments, and (iv) the protection of the ability of agencies to 
acquire additional such information.
    (b) Agencies shall protect the freedom, information privacy, and 
other legal rights of Americans in the conduct of activities 
implementing section 1(a) of this order.
Sec. 2. Establishment of National Counterterrorism Center. (a) There is 
hereby established a National Counterterrorism Center (Center).
    (b) A Director of the Center shall supervise the Center.
    (c) The Director of the Center shall be appointed by the Director of 
Central Intelligence with the approval of the President.
    (d) The Director of Central Intelligence shall have authority, 
direction, and control over the Center and the Director of the Center.
Sec. 3. Functions of the Center. The Center shall have the following 
functions:
    (a) serve as the primary organization in the United States 
Government for analyzing and integrating all intelligence possessed or 
acquired by the United States Government pertaining to terrorism and 
counterterrorism, excepting purely domestic counterterrorism 
information. The Center may, consistent with applicable law, receive, 
retain, and disseminate information from any Federal, State, or local 
government, or other source necessary to fulfill its responsibilities 
concerning the policy set forth in section 1 of this order; and agencies 
authorized to conduct counterterrorism activities may query Center data 
for any information to assist in their respective responsibilities;
    (b) conduct strategic operational planning for counterterrorism 
activities, integrating all instruments of national power, including 
diplomatic, financial, military, intelligence, homeland security, and 
law enforcement activities within and among agencies;
    (c) assign operational responsibilities to lead agencies for 
counterterrorism activities that are consistent with applicable law and 
that support strategic plans to counter terrorism. The Center shall 
ensure that agencies have access to and receive intelligence needed to 
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assigned activities. The Center shall not direct the execution of 
operations. Agencies shall inform the National Security Council and the 
Homeland Security Council of any objections to designations and 
assignments made by the Center in the planning and coordination of 
counterterrorism activities;
    (d) serve as the central and shared knowledge bank on known and 
suspected terrorists and international terror groups, as well as their 
goals, strategies, capabilities, and networks of contacts and support; 
and
    (e) ensure that agencies, as appropriate, have access to and receive 
all-source intelligence support needed to execute their counterterrorism 
plans or perform independent, alternative analysis.
Sec. 4. Duties of the Director of Central Intelligence. The Director of 
Central Intelligence shall:
    (a) exercise the authority available by law to the Director of 
Central Intelligence to implement this order, including, as appropriate, 
the authority set forth in section 102(e)(2)(H) of the Act;
    (b) report to the President on the implementation of this order, 
within 120 days after the date of this order and thereafter not less 
often than annually, including an assessment by the Director of Central 
Intelligence of:
                                                                     (1)
     the effectiveness of the United States in implementing the policy 
    set forth in section 1 of this order, to the extent execution of 
    that policy is within the responsibilities of the Director of 
    Central Intelligence;
                                                                     (2)
     the effectiveness of the Center in the implementation of the policy 
    set forth in section 1 of this order, to the extent execution of 
    that policy is within the responsibilities of the Director of 
    Central Intelligence; and
                                                                     (3)
     the cooperation of the heads of agencies in the implementation of 
    this order; and
    (c) ensure the performance of all-source intelligence analysis that, 
among other qualities, routinely considers and presents alternative 
analytical views to the President, the Vice President in the performance 
of executive functions, and other officials of the executive branch as 
appropriate.
Sec. 5. Duties of the Director of the Center. In implementing the policy 
set forth in section 1 of this order and ensuring that the Center 
effectively performs the functions set forth in section 3 of this order, 
the Director of the Center shall:
    (a) access, as deemed necessary by the Director of the Center for 
the performance of the Center's functions, information to which the 
Director of the Center is granted access by section 6 of this order;
    (b) correlate, analyze, evaluate, integrate, and produce reports on 
terrorism information;
    (c) disseminate transnational terrorism information, including 
current terrorism threat analysis, to the President, the Vice President 
in the performance of Executive functions, the Secretaries of State, 
Defense, and Homeland Security, the Attorney General, the Director of 
Central Intelligence, and other officials of the executive branch as 
appropriate;
    (d) support the Department of Homeland Security, and the Department 
of Justice, and other appropriate agencies, in fulfillment of their 
responsibility to disseminate terrorism information, consistent with 
applicable law,

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Executive Orders and other Presidential guidance, to State and local 
government officials, and other entities, and coordinate dissemination 
of terrorism information to foreign governments when approved by the 
Director of Central Intelligence;
    (e) establish both within the Center, and between the Center and 
agencies, information systems and architectures for the effective access 
to and integration, dissemination, and use of terrorism information from 
whatever sources derived;
    (f) undertake, as soon as the Director of Central Intelligence 
determines it to be practicable, all functions assigned to the Terrorist 
Threat Integration Center;
    (g) consistent with priorities approved by the President, assist the 
Director of Central Intelligence in establishing requirements for the 
Intelligence Community for the collection of terrorism information, to 
include ensuring military force protection requirements are met;
    (h) under the direction of the Director of Central Intelligence, and 
in consultation with heads of agencies with organizations in the 
Intelligence Community, identify, coordinate, and prioritize 
counterterrorism intelligence requirements for the Intelligence 
Community; and
    (i) identify, together with relevant agencies, specific 
counterterrorism planning efforts to be initiated or accelerated to 
protect the national security.
Sec. 6. Duties of the Heads of Agencies. (a) To implement the policy set 
forth in section 1 of this order:
                                                                     (i)
     the head of each agency that possesses or acquires terrorism 
    information:
                                                                     (A)
     shall promptly give access to such information to the Director of 
    the Center, unless prohibited by law (such as section 103(c)(7) of 
    the Act or Executive Order 12958, as amended) or otherwise directed 
    by the President;
                                                                     (B)
     shall cooperate in and facilitate the production of reports based 
    on terrorism information with contents and formats that permit 
    dissemination that maximizes the utility of the information in 
    protecting the territory, people, and interests of the United 
    States; and
                                                                     (C)
     shall cooperate with the Director of Central Intelligence in the 
    preparation of the report to the President required by section 4 of 
    this order; and
                                                                    (ii)
     the head of each agency that conducts diplomatic, financial, 
    military, homeland security, intelligence, or law enforcement 
    activities relating to counterterrorism shall keep the Director of 
    the Center fully and currently informed of such activities, unless 
    prohibited by law (such as section 103(c)(7) of the Act or Executive 
    Order 12958, as amended) or otherwise directed by the President.
    (b) The head of each agency shall, consistent with applicable law, 
make available to the Director of the Center such personnel, funding, 
and other resources as the Director of Central Intelligence, after 
consultation with the head of the agency and with the approval of the 
Director of the Office of Management and Budget, may request. In order 
to ensure maximum information sharing consistent with applicable law, 
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to the Center, unless otherwise specified by the Director of Central 
Intelligence, shall operate under the authorities of the 
representative's agency.
Sec. 7. Definitions. As used in this order:
    (a) the term ``agency'' has the meaning set forth for the term 
``executive agency'' in section 105 of title 5, United States Code, 
together with the Department of Homeland Security, but includes the 
Postal Rate Commission and the United States Postal Service and excludes 
the Government Accountability Office;
    (b) the term ``Intelligence Community'' has the meaning set forth 
for that term in section 3.4(f) of Executive Order 12333 of December 4, 
1981, as amended;
    (c) the terms ``local government'', ``State'', and, when used in a 
geographical sense, ``United States'' have the meanings set forth for 
those terms in section 2 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 
101); and
    (d) the term ``terrorism information'' means all information, 
whether collected, produced, or distributed by intelligence, law 
enforcement, military, homeland security, or other United States 
Government activities, relating to (i) the existence, organization, 
capabilities, plans, intentions, vulnerabilities, means of finance or 
material support, or activities of foreign or international terrorist 
groups or individuals, or of domestic groups or individuals involved in 
transnational terrorism; (ii) threats posed by such groups or 
individuals to the United States, United States persons, or United 
States interests, or to those of other nations; (iii) communications of 
or by such groups or individuals; or (iv) information relating to groups 
or individuals reasonably believed to be assisting or associated with 
such groups or individuals.
Sec. 8. General Provisions. (a) This order:
                                                                     (i)
     shall be implemented in a manner consistent with applicable law, 
    including Federal law protecting the information privacy and other 
    legal rights of Americans, and subject to the availability of 
    appropriations;
                                                                    (ii)
     shall be implemented in a manner consistent with the authority of 
    the principal officers of agencies as heads of their respective 
    agencies, including under section 199 of the Revised Statutes (22 
    U.S.C. 2651), section 201 of the Department of Energy Reorganization 
    Act (42 U.S.C. 7131), section 102(a) of the Homeland Security Act of 
    2002 (6 U.S.C. 112(a)), and sections 301 of title 5, 113(b) and 
    162(b) of title 10, 503 of title 28, and 301(b) of title 31, United 
    States Code; and
                                                                   (iii)
     shall not be construed to impair or otherwise affect the functions 
    of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to 
    budget, administrative, and legislative proposals.
    (b) This order and amendments made by this order are intended only 
to improve the internal management of the Federal Government and are not 
intended to, and do not, create any rights or benefits, substantive or 
procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by a party against the 
United States,

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its departments, agencies, instrumentalities, or entities, its officers, 
employees, or agents, or any other person.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    August 27, 2004.



Executive Order 13355 of August 27, 2004

Strengthened Management of the Intelligence Community

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws 
of the United States of America, including section 103(c)(8) of the 
National Security Act of 1947, as amended (Act), and in order to further 
strengthen the effective conduct of United States intelligence 
activities and protect the territory, people, and interests of the 
United States of America, including against terrorist attacks, it is 
hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Strengthening the Authority of the Director of Central 
Intelligence. The Director of Central Intelligence (Director) shall 
perform the functions set forth in this order to ensure an enhanced 
joint, unified national intelligence effort to protect the national 
security of the United States. Such functions shall be in addition to 
those assigned to the Director by law, Executive Order, or Presidential 
directive.
Sec. 2. Strengthened Role in National Intelligence. Executive Order 
12333 of December 4, 1981, as amended, is further amended as follows:
    (a) Subsection 1.5(a) is amended to read:

  ``(a)(1) Act as the principal adviser to the President for intelligence 
matters related to the national security;

   ``(2) Act as the principal adviser to the National Security Council and 
Homeland Security Council for intelligence matters related to the national 
security; and

    (b) Subsection 1.5(b) is amended to read:

  ``(b)(1) Develop such objectives and guidance for the Intelligence 
Community necessary, in the Director's judgment, to ensure timely and 
effective collection, processing, analysis, and dissemination of 
intelligence, of whatever nature and from whatever source derived, 
concerning current and potential threats to the security of the United 
States and its interests, and to ensure that the National Foreign 
Intelligence Program (NFIP) is structured adequately to achieve these 
requirements; and

  ``(2) Working with the Intelligence Community, ensure that United States 
intelligence collection activities are integrated in: (i) collecting 
against enduring and emerging national security intelligence issues; (ii) 
maximizing the value to the national security; and (iii) ensuring that all 
collected data is available to the maximum extent practicable for 
integration, analysis, and dissemination to those who can act on, add value 
to, or otherwise apply it to mission needs.''

    (c) Subsection 1.5(g) is amended to read:

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  ``(g)(1) Establish common security and access standards for managing and 
handling intelligence systems, information, and products, with special 
emphasis on facilitating:

  ``(A) the fullest and most prompt sharing of information practicable, 
assigning the highest priority to detecting, preventing, preempting, and 
disrupting terrorist threats against our homeland, our people, our allies, 
and our interests; and

  ``(B) the establishment of interface standards for an interoperable 
information sharing enterprise that facilitates the automated sharing of 
intelligence information among agencies within the Intelligence Community.

  ``(2) (A) Establish, operate, and direct national centers with respect to 
matters determined by the President for purposes of this subparagraph to be 
of the highest national security priority, with the functions of analysis 
and planning (including planning for diplomatic, financial, military, 
intelligence, homeland security, and law enforcement activities, and 
integration of such activities among departments and agencies) relating to 
such matters.

  ``(B) The countering of terrorism within the United States, or against 
citizens of the United States, our allies, and our interests abroad, is 
hereby determined to be a matter of the highest national security priority 
for purposes of subparagraph (2)(A) of this subsection.''

  ``(3) Ensure that appropriate agencies and departments have access to and 
receive all-source intelligence support needed to perform independent, 
alternative analysis.''

    (d) Subsection 1.5(m) is amended to read:

  ``(m)(1) Establish policies, procedures, and mechanisms that translate 
intelligence objectives and priorities approved by the President into 
specific guidance for the Intelligence Community.

  ``(2) In accordance with objectives and priorities approved by the 
President, establish collection requirements for the Intelligence 
Community, determine collection priorities, manage collection tasking, and 
resolve conflicts in the tasking of national collection assets (except when 
otherwise directed by the President or when the Secretary of Defense 
exercises collection tasking authority under plans and arrangements 
approved by the Secretary of Defense and the Director) of the Intelligence 
Community.''

  ``(3) Provide advisory tasking concerning collection of intelligence 
information to elements of the United States Government that have 
information collection capabilities and are not organizations within the 
Intelligence Community.

  ``(4) The responsibilities in subsections 1.5(m)(2) and (3) apply, to the 
maximum extent consistent with applicable law, whether information is to be 
collected inside or outside the United States.''

    (e) Subsection 1.6(a) is amended to read:

  ``(a) The heads of all departments and agencies shall:

        ``(1) Unless the Director provides otherwise, give the Director 
        access to all foreign intelligence, counterintelligence, and 
        national intelligence, as defined in the Act, that is relevant 
        to transnational terrorist

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        threats and weapons of mass destruction proliferation threats, 
        including such relevant intelligence derived from activities of 
        the FBI, DHS, and any other department or agency, and all other 
        information that is related to the national security or that 
        otherwise is required for the performance of the Director's 
        duties, except such information that is prohibited by law, by 
        the President, or by the Attorney General acting under this 
        order at the direction of the President from being provided to 
        the Director. The Attorney General shall agree to procedures 
        with the Director pursuant to section 3(5)(B) of the Act no 
        later than 90 days after the issuance of this order that ensure 
        the Director receives all such information;
        ``(2) support the Director in developing the NFIP;
        ``(3) ensure that any intelligence and operational systems and 
        architectures of their departments and agencies are consistent 
        with national intelligence requirements set by the Director and 
        all applicable information sharing and security guidelines, and 
        information privacy requirements; and
        ``(4) provide, to the extent permitted by law, subject to the 
        availability of appropriations, and not inconsistent with the 
        mission of the department or agency, such further support to the 
        Director as the Director may request, after consultation with 
        the head of the department or agency, for the performance of the 
        Director's functions.''
Sec. 3. Strengthened Control of Intelligence Funding. Executive Order 
12333 is further amended as follows:
    (a) Subsections 1.5(n), (o), and (p) are amended to read as follows:

  ``(n)(1) Develop, determine, and present with the advice of the heads of 
departments or agencies that have an organization within the Intelligence 
Community, the annual consolidated NFIP budget. The Director shall be 
responsible for developing an integrated and balanced national intelligence 
program that is directly responsive to the national security threats facing 
the United States. The Director shall submit such budget (accompanied by 
dissenting views, if any, of the head of a department or agency that has an 
organization within the Intelligence Community) to the President for 
approval; and

  ``(2) Participate in the development by the Secretary of Defense of the 
annual budgets for the Joint Military Intelligence Program (JMIP) and the 
Tactical Intelligence and Related Activities (TIARA) Program.

  ``(o)(1) Transfer, consistent with applicable law and with the approval 
of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, funds from an 
appropriation for the NFIP to another appropriation for the NFIP or to 
another NFIP component;

  ``(2) Review, and approve or disapprove, consistent with applicable law, 
any proposal to: (i) reprogram funds within an appropriation for the NFIP; 
(ii) transfer funds from an appropriation for the NFIP to an appropriation 
that is not for the NFIP within the Intelligence Community; or (iii) 
transfer funds from an appropriation that is not for the NFIP within the 
Intelligence Community to an appropriation for the NFIP; and

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  ``(3) Monitor and consult with the Secretary of Defense on reprogrammings 
or transfers of funds within, into, or out of, appropriations for the JMIP 
and the TIARA Program.

  ``(p)(1) Monitor implementation and execution of the NFIP budget by the 
heads of departments or agencies that have an organization within the 
Intelligence Community, including, as necessary, by conducting program and 
performance audits and evaluations;

  ``(2) Monitor implementation of the JMIP and the TIARA Program and advise 
the Secretary of Defense thereon; and

  ``(3) After consultation with the heads of relevant departments, report 
periodically, and not less often than semiannually, to the President on the 
effectiveness of implementation of the NFIP Program by organizations within 
the Intelligence Community, for which purpose the heads of departments and 
agencies shall ensure that the Director has access to programmatic, 
execution, and other appropriate information.''

Sec. 4. Strengthened Role in Selecting Heads of Intelligence 
Organizations. With respect to a position that heads an organization 
within the Intelligence Community:
    (a) if the appointment to that position is made by the head of the 
department or agency or a subordinate thereof, no individual shall be 
appointed to such position without the concurrence of the Director;
    (b) if the appointment to that position is made by the President 
alone, any recommendation to the President to appoint an individual to 
that position shall be accompanied by the recommendation of the Director 
with respect to the proposed appointment; and
    (c) if the appointment to that position is made by the President, by 
and with the advice and consent of the Senate, any recommendation to the 
President for nomination of an individual for that position shall be 
accompanied by the recommendation of the Director with respect to the 
proposed nomination.
Sec. 5. Strengthened Control of Standards and Qualifications. The 
Director shall issue, after coordination with the heads of departments 
and agencies with an organization in the Intelligence Community, and not 
later than 120 days after the date of this order, and thereafter as 
appropriate, standards and qualifications for persons engaged in the 
performance of United States intelligence activities, including but not 
limited to:
    (a) standards for training, education, and career development of 
personnel within organizations in the Intelligence Community, and for 
ensuring compatible personnel policies and an integrated professional 
development and education system across the Intelligence Community, 
including standards that encourage and facilitate service in multiple 
organizations within the Intelligence Community and make such rotated 
service a factor to be considered for promotion to senior positions;
    (b) standards for attracting and retaining personnel who meet the 
requirements for effective conduct of intelligence activities;
    (c) standards for common personnel security policies among 
organizations within the Intelligence Community; and

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    (d) qualifications for assignment of personnel to centers 
established under section 1.5(g)(2) of Executive Order 12333, as amended 
by section 2 of this order.
Sec. 6. Technical Corrections. Executive Order 12333 is further amended 
as follows:
    (a) The preamble is amended by, after ``amended'', inserting 
``(Act)''.
    (b) Subsection 1.3(a)(4) is amended by, after ``governments'', 
inserting ``and organizations''.
    (c) Subsection 1.4(a) is amended by, after ``needed by the 
President'', inserting ``and, in the performance of Executive functions, 
the Vice President,''.
    (d) Subsection 1.7(c) is amended by striking ``the Director of 
Central Intelligence and'' and by striking ``their respective'' and 
inserting ``its''.
    (e) Subsection 1.8(c) is amended by, after ``agreed upon'', 
inserting ``by''.
    (f) Subsection 1.8(i) is amended by striking ``and through'' and 
inserting in lieu thereof ``through''.
    (g) Subsection 1.10 is amended by:

  (i) striking ``The Department of the Treasury. The Secretary of the 
Treasury shall:'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``The Department of the 
Treasury and the Department of Homeland Security. The Secretary of the 
Treasury, with respect to subsections (a), (b), and (c), and the Secretary 
of Homeland Security with respect to subsection (d), shall:'';

  (ii) in subparagraph (d), after ``used against the President'' inserting 
``or the Vice President''; and

  (iii) in subparagraph (d), striking ``the Secretary of the Treasury'' 
both places it appears and inserting in lieu thereof in both places ``the 
Secretary of Homeland Security''.

    (h) Subsection 2.4(c)(1) is amended by striking ``present of 
former'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``present or former''.
    (i) Subsection 3.1 is amended by:

  (i) striking ``as provided in title 50, United States Code, section 413'' 
and inserting in lieu thereof ``implemented in accordance with applicable 
law, including title V of the Act''; and

  (ii) striking ``section 662 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 as 
amended (22 U.S.C. 2422), and section 501 of the National Security Act of 
1947, as amended (50 U.S.C. 413),'' and inserting in lieu thereof 
``applicable law, including title V of the Act,''.

    (j) Subsection 3.4(b) is amended by striking ``visably'' and 
inserting in lieu thereof ``visibly''.
    (k) Subsection 3.4(f) is amended:

  (i) after ``agencies within the Intelligence Community'', by inserting 
``, or organizations within the Intelligence Community'';

  (ii) in paragraph (8), by striking ``Those'' and inserting in lieu 
thereof ``The intelligence elements of the Coast Guard and those''; and

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  (iii) by striking the ``and'' at the end of paragraph (7), striking the 
period at the end of paragraph (8) and inserting in lieu thereof ``; and'', 
and adding at the end thereof ``(9) National Geospatial-Intelligence 
Agency''.

Sec. 7. General Provisions.
    (a) This order and the amendments made by this order:

  (i) shall be implemented in a manner consistent with applicable law and 
subject to the availability of appropriations;

  (ii) shall be implemented in a manner consistent with the authority of 
the principal officers of the executive departments as heads of their 
respective departments, including under section 199 of the Revised Statutes 
(22 U.S.C. 2651), section 201 of the Department of Energy Reorganization 
Act (42 U.S.C. 7131), section 102(a) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 
(6 U.S.C. 112(a)), and sections 301 of title 5, 113(b) and 162(b) of title 
10, 503 of title 28, and 301(b) of title 31, United States Code; and

  (iii) shall not be construed to impair or otherwise affect the functions 
of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budget, 
administrative, and legislative proposals.

    (b) Nothing in section 4 of this order limits or otherwise affects--

  (i) the appointment of an individual to a position made before the date 
of this order; or

  (ii) the power of the President as an appointing authority to terminate 
an appointment.

    (c) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise 
affect any authority to provide intelligence to the President, the Vice 
President in the performance of Executive functions, and other officials 
in the executive branch.
    (d) This order and amendments made by this order are intended only 
to improve the internal management of the Federal Government and are not 
intended to, and do not, create any rights or benefits, substantive or 
procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by a party against the 
United States, its departments, agencies, instrumentalities, or 
entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    August 27, 2004.



Executive Order 13356 of August 27, 2004

Strengthening the Sharing of Terrorism Information To Protect Americans

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws 
of the United States of America, and in order to further strengthen the 
effective conduct of United States intelligence activities and protect 
the territory, people, and interests of the United States of America, 
including against terrorist attacks, it is hereby ordered as follows:

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Section 1. Policy. To the maximum extent consistent with applicable law, 
agencies shall, in the design and use of information systems and in the 
dissemination of information among agencies:
    (a) give the highest priority to (i) the detection, prevention, 
disruption, preemption, and mitigation of the effects of terrorist 
activities against the territory, people, and interests of the United 
States of America, (ii) the interchange of terrorism information among 
agencies, (iii) the interchange of terrorism information between 
agencies and appropriate authorities of States and local governments, 
and (iv) the protection of the ability of agencies to acquire additional 
such information; and
    (b) protect the freedom, information privacy, and other legal rights 
of Americans in the conduct of activities implementing subsection (a).
Sec. 2. Duty of Heads of Agencies Possessing or Acquiring Terrorism 
Information. To implement the policy set forth in section 1 of this 
order, the head of each agency that possesses or acquires terrorism 
information:
    (a) shall promptly give access to the terrorism information to the 
head of each other agency that has counterterrorism functions, and 
provide the terrorism information to each such agency in accordance with 
the standards and information sharing guidance issued pursuant to this 
order, unless otherwise directed by the President, and consistent with 
(i) the statutory responsibilities of the agencies providing and 
receiving the information, (ii) any guidance issued by the Attorney 
General to fulfill the policy set forth in subsection 1(b) of this 
order, and (iii) other applicable law, including section 103(c)(7) of 
the National Security Act of 1947, section 892 of the Homeland Security 
Act of 2002, Executive Order 12958 of April 17, 1995, as amended, and 
Executive Order 13311 of July 29, 2003;
    (b) shall cooperate in and facilitate production of reports based on 
terrorism information with contents and formats that permit 
dissemination that maximizes the utility of the information in 
protecting the territory, people, and interests of the United States; 
and
    (c) shall facilitate implementation of the plan developed by the 
Information Systems Council established by section 5 of this order.
Sec. 3. Preparing Terrorism Information for Maximum Distribution within 
Intelligence Community. To assist in expeditious and effective 
implementation by agencies within the Intelligence Community of the 
policy set forth in section 1 of this order, the Director of Central 
Intelligence shall, in consultation with the Attorney General and the 
other heads of agencies within the Intelligence Community, set forth not 
later than 90 days after the date of this order, and thereafter as 
appropriate, common standards for the sharing of terrorism information 
by agencies within the Intelligence Community with (i) other agencies 
within the Intelligence Community, (ii) other agencies having 
counterterrorism functions, and (iii) through or in coordination with 
the Department of Homeland Security, appropriate authorities of State 
and local governments. These common standards shall improve information 
sharing by such methods as:
    (a) requiring, at the outset of the intelligence collection and 
analysis process, the creation of records and reporting, for both raw 
and processed information including, for example, metadata and content, 
in such a manner that sources and methods are protected so that the 
information can be distributed at lower classification levels, and by 
creating unclassified versions for distribution whenever possible;

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    (b) requiring records and reports related to terrorism information 
to be produced with multiple versions at an unclassified level and at 
varying levels of classification, for example on an electronic tearline 
basis, allowing varying degrees of access by other agencies and 
personnel commensurate with their particular security clearance levels 
and special access approvals;
    (c) requiring terrorism information to be shared free of originator 
controls, including, for example, controls requiring the consent of the 
originating agency prior to the dissemination of the information outside 
any other agency to which it has been made available, to the maximum 
extent permitted by applicable law, Executive Orders, or Presidential 
guidance;
    (d) minimizing the applicability of information compartmentalization 
systems to terrorism information, to the maximum extent permitted by 
applicable law, Executive Orders, and Presidential guidance; and
    (e) ensuring the establishment of appropriate arrangements providing 
incentives for, and holding personnel accountable for, increased sharing 
of terrorism information, consistent with requirements of the Nation's 
security and with applicable law, Executive Orders, and Presidential 
guidance.
Sec. 4. Requirements for Collection of Terrorism Information Inside the 
United States. (a) The Attorney General, the Secretary of Homeland 
Security, and the Director of Central Intelligence shall, not later than 
90 days after the date of this order, jointly submit to the President, 
through the Assistants to the President for National Security Affairs 
and Homeland Security, their recommendation on the establishment of 
executive branch-wide collection and sharing requirements, procedures, 
and guidelines for terrorism information to be collected within the 
United States, including, but not limited to, from publicly available 
sources, including nongovernmental databases.
    (b) The recommendation submitted under subsection (a) of this 
section shall also:

  (i) address requirements and guidelines for the collection and sharing of 
other information necessary to protect the territory, people, and interests 
of the United States; and

  (ii) propose arrangements for ensuring that officers of the United States 
with responsibilities for protecting the territory, people, and interests 
of the United States are provided with clear, understandable, consistent, 
effective, and lawful procedures and guidelines for the collection, 
handling, distribution, and retention of information.

Sec. 5. Establishment of Information Systems Council. (a) There is 
established an Information Systems Council (Council), chaired by a 
designee of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and 
composed exclusively of designees of: the Secretaries of State, the 
Treasury, Defense, Commerce, Energy, and Homeland Security; the Attorney 
General; the Director of Central Intelligence; the Director of the 
Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Director of the National 
Counterterrorism Center, once that position is created and filled (and 
until that time the Director of the Terrorism Threat Integration 
Center); and such other heads of departments or agencies as the Director 
of the Office of Management and Budget may designate.

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    (b) The mission of the Council is to plan for and oversee the 
establishment of an interoperable terrorism information sharing 
environment to facilitate automated sharing of terrorism information 
among appropriate agencies to implement the policy set forth in section 
1 of this order.
    (c) Not later than 120 days after the date of this order, the 
Council shall report to the President through the Assistants to the 
President for National Security Affairs and Homeland Security, on a 
plan, with proposed milestones, timetables for achieving those 
milestones, and identification of resources, for the establishment of 
the proposed interoperable terrorism information sharing environment. 
The plan shall, at a minimum:

  (i) describe and define the parameters of the proposed interoperable 
terrorism information sharing environment, including functions, 
capabilities, and resources;

  (ii) identify and, as appropriate, recommend the consolidation and 
elimination of current programs, systems, and processes used by agencies to 
share terrorism information, and recommend as appropriate the redirection 
of existing resources to support the interoperable terrorism information 
sharing environment;

  (iii) identify gaps, if any, between existing technologies, programs, and 
systems used by agencies to share terrorism information and the parameters 
of the proposed interoperable terrorism information sharing environment;

  (iv) recommend near-term solutions to address any such gaps until the 
interoperable terrorism information sharing environment can be established;

  (v) recommend a plan for implementation of the interoperable terrorism 
information sharing environment, including roles and responsibilities, 
measures of success, and deadlines for the development and implementation 
of functions and capabilities from the initial stage to full operational 
capability;

  (vi) recommend how the proposed interoperable terrorism information 
sharing environment can be extended to allow interchange of terrorism 
information between agencies and appropriate authorities of States and 
local governments; and

  (vii) recommend whether and how the interoperable terrorism information 
sharing environment should be expanded, or designed so as to allow future 
expansion, for purposes of encompassing other categories of intelligence 
and information.

Sec. 6. Definitions. As used in this order:
    (a) the term ``agency'' has the meaning set forth for the term 
``executive agency'' in section 105 of title 5, United States Code, 
together with the Department of Homeland Security, but includes the 
Postal Rate Commission and the United States Postal Service and excludes 
the Government Accountability Office;
    (b) the terms ``Intelligence Community'' and ``agency within the 
Intelligence Community'' have the meanings set forth for those terms in 
section 3.4(f) of Executive Order 12333 of December 4, 1981, as amended;
    (c) the terms ``local government,'' ``State,'' and, when used in a 
geographical sense, ``United States,'' have the meanings set forth for 
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terms in section 2 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 101); 
and
    (d) the term ``terrorism information'' means all information, 
whether collected, produced, or distributed by intelligence, law 
enforcement, military, homeland security, or other United States 
Government activities, relating to (i) the existence, organization, 
capabilities, plans, intentions, vulnerabilities, means of finance or 
material support, or activities of foreign or international terrorist 
groups or individuals, or of domestic groups or individuals involved in 
transnational terrorism; (ii) threats posed by such groups or 
individuals to the United States, United States persons, or United 
States interests, or to those of other nations; (iii) communications of 
or by such groups or individuals; or (iv) information relating to groups 
or individuals reasonably believed to be assisting or associated with 
such groups or individuals.
Sec. 7. General Provisions. (a) This order:

  (i) shall be implemented in a manner consistent with applicable law, 
including Federal law protecting the information privacy and other legal 
rights of Americans, and subject to the availability of appropriations;

  (ii) shall be implemented in a manner consistent with the authority of 
the principal officers of agencies as heads of their respective agencies, 
including under section 199 of the Revised Statutes (22 U.S.C. 2651), 
section 201 of the Department of Energy Reorganization Act (42 U.S.C. 
7131), section 102(a) of the National Security Act of 1947 (50 U.S.C. 
403(a)), section 102(a) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 
112(a)), and sections 301 of title 5, 113(b) and 162(b) of title 10, 1501 
of title 15, 503 of title 28, and 301(b) of title 31, United States Code; 
and

  (iii) shall not be construed to impair or otherwise affect the functions 
of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budget, 
administrative, and legislative proposals.

    (b) This order is intended only to improve the internal management 
of the Federal Government and is not intended to, and does not, create 
any rights or benefits, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or 
in equity by a party against the United States, its departments, 
agencies, instrumentalities, or entities, its officers, employees, or 
agents, or any other person.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    August 27, 2004.



Executive Order 13357 of September 20, 2004

Termination of Emergency Declared in Executive Order 12543 With Respect 
to the Policies and Actions of the Government of Libya and Revocation of 
Related Executive Orders

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, including the International 
Emergency

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Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National 
Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) (NEA), section 5 of the United 
Nations Participation Act, as amended (22 U.S.C. 287c) (UNPA), sections 
504 and 505 of the International Security and Development Cooperation 
Act (22 U.S.C. 2349aa-8 and 2349aa-9), section 40106 of title 49, United 
States Code, and section 301 of title 3, United States Code,
I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, find that 
the situation that gave rise to the declaration of a national emergency 
in Executive Order 12543 of January 7, 1986, with respect to the 
policies and actions of the Government of Libya, and that led to the 
steps taken in that order and in Executive Order 12544 of January 8, 
1986, and Executive Order 12801 of April 15, 1992, has been 
significantly altered by Libya's commitments and actions to eliminate 
its weapons of mass destruction programs and its Missile Technology 
Control Regime (MTCR) -class missiles, and by other developments. 
Accordingly, I hereby terminate the national emergency declared in 
Executive Order 12543, and revoke that Executive Order, Executive Order 
12544, and Executive Order 12801. I also hereby revoke Executive Order 
12538 of November 15, 1985, and further order:
Section 1. Pursuant to section 202(a) of the NEA (50 U.S.C. 1622(a)), 
termination of the national emergency declared in Executive Order 12543 
with respect to the policies and actions of the Government of Libya 
shall not affect any action taken or proceeding pending not finally 
concluded or determined as of the effective date of this order, any 
action or proceeding based on any act committed prior to such date, or 
any rights or duties that matured or penalties that were incurred prior 
to such date.
Sec. 2. 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, 
instrumentalities, or entities, its officers or employees, or any other 
person.
Sec. 3. (a) This order is effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time 
on September 21, 2004.
    (b) This order shall be transmitted to the Congress and published in 
the Federal Register.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    September 20, 2004.



Executive Order 13358 of September 28, 2004

Assignment of Functions Relating to Certain Appointments, Promotions, 
and Commissions in the Armed Forces

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3, 
United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Assignment of Functions to the Secretary of Defense. The 
Secretary of Defense shall perform, except with respect to the Coast 
Guard during any period in which it is not operating as a service in the 
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functions of the President under the following provisions of title 10, 
United States Code:
    (a) subsection 1521(a);
    (b) the first sentence of subsection 12203(a);
    (c) the first sentence of subsection 14111(a), except with respect 
to reports relating to the grades of brigadier general or above, or rear 
admiral (lower half) or above; and
    (d) subsection 14310(a), except with respect to removals relating to 
a promotion list for grades of brigadier general or above, or rear 
admiral (lower half) or above.
Sec. 2. Assignment of Functions to the Secretary of Homeland Security. 
The Secretary of Homeland Security shall perform, with respect to the 
Coast Guard during any period in which it is not operating as a service 
in the Navy, the functions assigned to the President by the following 
provisions of the United States Code:
    (a) subsection 1521(a) of title 10;
    (b) the first sentence of subsection 12203(a) of title 10;
    (c) subsection 729(g) of title 14, except with respect to approval 
of, or removal of a name from, a report relating to the grades of rear 
admiral (lower half) or above; and
    (d) subsection 738(a) of title 14, except with respect to removals 
relating to a promotion list for grades of rear admiral (lower half) or 
above.
Sec. 3. Reassignment of Functions Assigned. The Secretary of Defense and 
the Secretary of Homeland Security may reassign the functions assigned 
to them by this order to civilian officers, within their respective 
departments, who hold a position for which the President makes an 
appointment by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, except 
that the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Homeland Security may 
not reassign the functions assigned by sections 1(b) and 2(b), 
respectively. The Secretary of Defense may not reassign the function 
assigned by section 1(c) of this order except to such an officer within 
the Office of the Secretary of Defense (as defined in section 131(b) of 
title 10).
Sec. 4. General Provisions. (a) This order shall take effect on October 
1, 2004.
    (b) Nothing in this order shall be construed to limit or otherwise 
affect the authority of the President as Commander in Chief of the Armed 
Forces of the United States, or under the Constitution and laws of the 
United States to nominate or to make or terminate appointments.
    (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, 
entities, officers, employees or agents, or any other person.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    September 28, 2004.

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Executive Order 13359 of October 20, 2004

Amendment to Executive Order 13173, Interagency Task Force on the 
Economic Development of the Central San Joaquin Valley

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, and in order to improve the 
operation of the Interagency Task Force on the Economic Development of 
the Central San Joaquin Valley, it is hereby ordered that Executive 
Order 13173 of October 25, 2000, is amended as follows:
Section 1. Section 1(b) is amended to read as follows:
    ``The Task Force shall consist exclusively of the Secretary of 
Agriculture, the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary of Defense, the 
Attorney General, the Secretary of the Interior, the Secretary of 
Education, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, the Secretary of 
Housing and Urban Development, the Secretary of Energy, the Secretary of 
Labor, the Secretary of Transportation, the Secretary of the Treasury, 
the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, the Director of 
National Drug Control Policy, the Administrator of General Services, the 
Administrator of the Small Business Administration, the Administrator of 
the Environmental Protection Agency, or their designees, and such other 
senior executive branch officials as may be determined by the Task 
Force. The Chair of the Task Force shall be the Secretary of Housing and 
Urban Development. Each of the Federal departments and agencies, as 
appropriate, shall designate one staff person, for the years 2004 
through 2006, to work on issues of the Task Force and to ensure the 
participation of the staff person's department or agency in the 
operations of the Task Force.''
Sec. 2. Section 1(c)(1) is amended by inserting ``regulations,'' after 
``analyze''.
Sec. 3. Section 5 is amended to read as follows:
    ``Judicial Review. This order is intended only to improve the 
internal management of the Federal Government and is not intended to, 
and does not, create any right, benefit, or trust responsibility, 
substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by a party 
against the United States, its agencies, entities, its officers or 
employees, or any other person.''
George W. Bush
The White House,
    October 20, 2004.

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Executive Order 13360 of October 20, 2004

Providing Opportunities for Service-Disabled Veteran Businesses To 
Increase Their Federal Contracting and Subcontracting

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, and in order to strengthen 
opportunities in Federal contracting for service-disabled veteran 
businesses, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Policy. America honors the extraordinary service rendered to 
the United States by veterans with disabilities incurred or aggravated 
in the line of duty during active service with the armed forces. Heads 
of agencies shall provide the opportunity for service-disabled veteran 
businesses to significantly increase the Federal contracting and 
subcontracting of such businesses. To achieve that objective, agencies 
shall more effectively implement section 15(g) of the Small Business Act 
(15 U.S.C. 644(g)), which provides that the President must establish a 
goal of not less than 3 percent for participation by service-disabled 
veteran businesses in Federal contracting, and section 36 of that Act 
(15 U.S.C. 657f), which gives agency contracting officers the authority 
to reserve certain procurements for service-disabled veteran businesses.
Sec. 2. Duties of Agency Heads. To implement the policy set forth in 
section 1, heads of agencies shall:
    (a) develop a strategy to implement the policy set forth in section 
1;
    (b) make the agency's strategy publicly available and report 
annually to the Administrator of the Small Business Administration on 
implementation of the agency's strategy;
    (c) designate a senior-level official who shall be responsible for 
developing and implementing the agency's strategy;
    (d) include development and implementation of the agency's strategy 
and achievements in furtherance of the strategy as significant elements 
in any performance plans of the agency's designated agency senior-level 
official, chief acquisition officer, and director of small and 
disadvantaged business utilization; and
    (e) include in the agency's strategy plans for:

   (i) reserving agency contracts exclusively for service-disabled veteran 
businesses;

   (ii) encouraging and facilitating participation by service-disabled 
veteran businesses in competitions for award of agency contracts;

   (iii) encouraging agency contractors to subcontract with service-
disabled veteran businesses and actively monitoring and evaluating agency 
contractors' efforts to do so;

   (iv) training agency personnel on applicable law and policies relating 
to participation of service-disabled veteran businesses in Federal 
contracting; and

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   (v) disseminating information to service-disabled veteran businesses 
that would assist these businesses in participating in awards of agency 
contracts.

Sec. 3. Additional Duties of Administrator of the Small Business 
Administration. The Administrator of the Small Business Administration 
shall:
    (a) designate an appropriate entity within the Small Business 
Administration that shall, in coordination with the Veterans Affairs' 
Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE), provide to service-disabled 
veteran businesses information and assistance concerning participation 
in Federal contracting;
    (b) advise and assist heads of agencies in their implementation of 
section 2 of this order; and
    (c) make available to service-disabled veteran businesses training 
in Federal contracting law, procedures, and practices that would assist 
such businesses in participating in Federal contracting.
Sec. 4. Additional Duties of Administrator of General Services. The 
Administrator of General Services shall:
    (a) establish a Government-wide Acquisition Contract reserved for 
participation by service-disabled veteran businesses; and
    (b) assist service-disabled veteran businesses to be included in 
Federal Supply Schedules.
Sec. 5. Additional Duties of the Secretary of Defense. The Secretary of 
Defense shall direct the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) to develop 
training on contracting with service-disabled veteran businesses and 
make this training available on line through the DAU continuous learning 
program.
Sec. 6. Additional Duties of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs. The 
Secretary of Veterans Affairs shall assist agencies by making available 
services of the CVE and assist in verifying the accuracy of contractor 
registration databases with regard to service-disabled veteran 
businesses.
Sec. 7. Additional Duties of the Secretary of Labor and Secretary of 
Veterans Affairs. The Secretary of Labor and Secretary of Veterans 
Affairs shall, respectively, direct the Transition Assistance Program 
and the Disability Transition Assistance Program to educate separating 
service members as to the benefits available to service-disabled veteran 
businesses and as to potential entrepreneurial opportunities.
Sec. 8. Definitions. As used in this order:
    (a) the term ``agency'' means an ``executive agency'' as that term 
is defined in section 105 of title 5, United States Code, excluding an 
executive agency that has fewer than 500 employees, the Government 
Accountability Office, or a Government corporation;
    (b) the term ``service-disabled'' means, with respect to disability, 
that the disability was incurred or aggravated in the line of duty in 
the active service in the United States Armed Forces;
    (c) the term ``service-disabled veteran'' means a veteran, as 
defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-
connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16);

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    (d) the term ``service-disabled veteran business'' means a small 
business concern owned and controlled by service-disabled veterans, as 
defined in section 3(q) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632(q)); 
and
    (e) the term ``small business concern'' has the meaning specified in 
section 3(a) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 632(a)) and the 
definitions and standards issued under that section.
Sec. 9. General Provisions. (a) Heads of agencies shall carry out duties 
assigned by sections 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 of this order to the extent 
consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of 
appropriations.
    (b) To the extent permitted by law, an agency shall disclose 
personally identifying information on service-disabled veterans to other 
agencies who require such information in order to discharge their 
responsibilities under this order.
    (c) An agency that consists of a multi-member commission shall 
implement this order to the extent it determines appropriate to the 
accomplishment of the agency's mission.
    (d) 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, 
instrumentalities or entities, its officers, employees or agents, or any 
other person.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    October 20, 2004.



Executive Order 13361 of November 16, 2004

Assignment of Functions Under the United States Leadership Against HIV/
AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3, 
United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Executive Order 12163 of September 29, 1979, as amended, is 
further amended as follows:
    (a) in subsection 1-100(a), by striking the period at the end of 
paragraph (15), by inserting a semicolon at the end of paragraph (15), 
and by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph:

``(16) the United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and 
Malaria Act of 2003 (Public Law 108-25)(the ``HIV/AIDS Act''), as amended, 
and amendments made by the HIV/AIDS Act, which the Secretary shall perform, 
in the case of section 304, after consultation with the Secretary of Health 
and Human Services.'';

    (b) in section 1-701, by inserting, after subsection (g), the 
following new subsections:

``(h) Those functions conferred by section 1(f)(1) and section 
1(f)(2)(B)(ii)(VII) of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956, 
as amended (22 U.S.C. 2651a).

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``(i) Those functions conferred by section 202(d)(4)(C)(i) and (ii) of the 
HIV/AIDS Act, as amended.'';

    (c) by adding at the end thereof the following new section:

``1-906. Implementation. In carrying out this order, officers of the United 
States shall ensure that all actions taken by them are consistent with the 
President's constitutional authority to: (a) conduct the foreign affairs of 
the United States; (b) withhold information the disclosure of which could 
impair the foreign relations, the national security, the deliberative 
processes of the Executive, or the performance of the Executive's 
constitutional duties; (c) recommend for congressional consideration such 
measures as the President may judge necessary and expedient; and (d) 
supervise the unitary executive branch.''.

Sec. 2. Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise 
affect the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and 
Budget relating to budget, administrative, or legislative proposals.
Sec. 3. This order is intended only to improve the internal management 
of the executive branch and is not intended to, and does not, create any 
right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in 
equity by a party against the United States, its departments, agencies, 
entities, officers, employees or agents, or any other person.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    November 16, 2004.



Executive Order 13362 of November 29, 2004

Designation of Additional Officers for the Department of Homeland 
Security Order of Succession

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America and pursuant to the Federal 
Vacancies Reform Act of 1998, 5 U.S.C. 3345 et seq., it is hereby 
ordered that:
Section 1. During any period when the Secretary of Homeland Security 
(Secretary), the Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, and the officers 
designated to perform the functions and duties of the office of 
Secretary by section 88 of Executive Order 13286 of February 28, 2003 
(``Amendment of Executive Orders, and Other Actions, in Connection With 
the Transfer of Certain Functions to the Secretary of Homeland 
Security''), have died, resigned, or otherwise become unable to perform 
the functions and duties of the office of Secretary, the following 
officers of the Department of Homeland Security, in the order listed, 
shall perform the functions and duties of the office of Secretary, if 
they are eligible to act as Secretary under the provisions of the 
Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998, until such time as at least one of 
the officers mentioned above is able to perform the functions and duties 
of the office of Secretary:
Director, Region V, Federal Emergency Management Agency;
Director, Region VI, Federal Emergency Management Agency;

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Director, Region VII, Federal Emergency Management Agency;
Director, Region VIII, Federal Emergency Management Agency; and
Director, Region X, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Sec. 2. Exceptions.
(a) No individual who is serving in an office listed in section 1 in an 
acting capacity, by virtue of so serving, shall act as Secretary 
pursuant to this order.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of this order, the President retains 
discretion, to the extent permitted by law, to depart from this order in 
designating an acting Secretary.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    November 29, 2004.



Executive Order 13363 of November 29, 2004

Establishing the Afghanistan and Iraq Campaign Medals

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, including my authority as 
Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of the United States and Public 
Law 108-234, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Afghanistan Campaign Medal. There is hereby established the 
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with suitable appurtenances. Except as 
limited in section 3 of this order, and under uniform regulations to be 
prescribed by the Secretaries of the military departments and approved 
by the Secretary of Defense, or under regulations to be prescribed by 
the Secretary of Homeland Security with respect to the Coast Guard when 
it is not operating as a service in the Navy, the Afghanistan Campaign 
Medal shall be awarded to members of the uniformed services of the 
United States who serve or have served in Afghanistan or contiguous air 
space, as defined by such regulations, on or after October 24, 2001, and 
before a terminal date to be prescribed by the Secretary of Defense.
Sec. 2. Iraq Campaign Medal. There is hereby established the Iraq 
Campaign Medal with suitable appurtenances. Except as limited in section 
3 of this order, and under uniform regulations to be prescribed by the 
Secretaries of the military departments and approved by the Secretary of 
Defense, or under regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of 
Homeland Security with respect to the Coast Guard when it is not 
operating as a service in the Navy, the Iraq Campaign Medal shall be 
awarded to members of the uniformed services of the United States who 
serve or have served in Iraq or contiguous waters or air space, as 
defined by such regulations, on or after March 19, 2003, and before a 
terminal date to be prescribed by the Secretary of Defense.
Sec. 3. Relationship to Other Awards. Notwithstanding section 1 of 
Executive Order 13289 of March 12, 2003, establishing the Global War on 
Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, any member who qualified for that medal 
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reason of service in Afghanistan between October 24, 2001, and a 
terminal date to be determined by the Secretary of Defense, or in Iraq 
between March 19, 2003, and a terminal date to be determined by the 
Secretary of Defense, shall remain qualified for that medal. Upon 
application, a member by reason of service may be awarded either the 
Afghanistan Campaign Medal or the Iraq Campaign Medal in lieu of the 
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal. A member may be awarded 
either the Afghanistan Campaign Medal or the Global War on Terrorism 
Expeditionary Medal by reason of service in Afghanistan. A member may be 
awarded either the Iraq Campaign Medal or the Global War on Terrorism 
Expeditionary Medal by reason of service in Iraq. No member shall be 
entitled to the award of more than one of these three medals for the 
same period of service.
Sec. 4. Posthumous Award. The Afghanistan Campaign Medal and Iraq 
Campaign Medal may be awarded posthumously to any person covered by and 
under regulations prescribed in accordance with this order.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    November 29, 2004.



Executive Order 13364 of November 29, 2004

Modifying the Protection Granted to the Development Fund for Iraq and 
Certain Property in Which Iraq Has an Interest and Protecting the 
Central Bank of Iraq

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, including the International 
Emergency Economic Powers Act, as amended (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) 
(IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), section 
5 of the United Nations Participation Act, as amended (22 U.S.C. 287c) 
(UNPA), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code,
I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, hereby 
modify the scope of the national emergency declared in Executive Order 
13303 of May 22, 2003, and expanded in Executive Order 13315 of August 
28, 2003, and further modified in Executive Order 13350 of July 29, 
2004, to address the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national 
security and foreign policy of the United States posed by obstacles to 
the orderly reconstruction of Iraq, the restoration and maintenance of 
peace and security in that country, and the development of political, 
administrative, and economic institutions in Iraq. I find that the 
threat of attachment or other judicial process against the Central Bank 
of Iraq constitutes one of these obstacles. I further determine that, 
consistent with United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1483 of May 
22, 2003, and 1546 of June 8, 2004, the steps taken in Executive Order 
13303 to deal with the national emergency declared therein need to be 
limited so that such steps do not apply with respect to any final 
judgment arising out of a contractual obligation entered into by the 
Government of Iraq, including any agency or instrumentality thereof, 
after June 30, 2004, and so that, with respect to Iraqi petroleum

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and petroleum products and interests therein, such steps shall apply 
only until title passes to the initial purchaser.
I hereby order:
Section 1. Section 1 of Executive Order 13303 is hereby amended to read 
as follows:
    ``Section 1. (a) Except as provided in section 1(b) of this order, 
and unless licensed or otherwise authorized pursuant to this order, any 
attachment, judgment, decree, lien, execution, garnishment, or other 
judicial process is prohibited and shall be deemed null and void with 
respect to the following:

(i) the Development Fund for Iraq;

(ii) all Iraqi petroleum and petroleum products, and interests therein, but 
only until title passes to the initial purchaser, and proceeds, 
obligations, or any financial instruments of any nature whatsoever arising 
from or related to the sale or marketing thereof, and interests therein, in 
which any foreign country or a national thereof has any interest, that are 
in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that 
are or hereafter come within the possession or control of United States 
persons; and

(iii) any accounts, assets, investments, or any other property of any kind 
owned by, belonging to, or held by the Central Bank of Iraq, or held, 
maintained, or otherwise controlled by any financial institution of any 
kind in the name of, on behalf of, or otherwise for the Central Bank of 
Iraq.

    (b) The prohibition in section 1(a) of this order shall not apply 
with respect to any final judgment arising out of a contractual 
obligation entered into by the Government of Iraq, including any agency 
or instrumentality thereof, after June 30, 2004.''
Sec. 2. (a) The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the 
Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to take such actions, including 
the promulgation of rules and regulations, and to employ all powers 
granted to the President by IEEPA and the UNPA as may be necessary to 
carry out the purposes of this order. The Secretary of the Treasury may 
redelegate any of these functions to other officers and agencies of the 
United States Government consistent with applicable law. All agencies of 
the United States Government are hereby directed to take all appropriate 
measures within their authority to carry out the provisions of this 
order.
    (b) Nothing contained in this order shall relieve a person from any 
requirement to obtain a license or other authorization in compliance 
with applicable laws and regulations.
Sec. 3. This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right, 
benefit, or privilege, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or 
in equity by a party against the United States, its departments, 
agencies, entities, officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
Sec. 4. This order shall be transmitted to the Congress and published in 
the Federal Register.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    November 29, 2004.

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Executive Order 13365 of December 3, 2004

2004 Amendments to the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, including chapter 47 of title 10, 
United States Code (Uniform Code of Military Justice, 10 U.S.C. 801-
946), and in order to prescribe amendments to the Manual for Courts-
Martial, United States, prescribed by Executive Order 12473, as amended, 
it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. (a) Paragraph 4 of the Preamble to Part I of the Manual for 
Courts-Martial, United States, is amended by adding a third subparagraph 
to read as follows:
    ``The Department of Defense Joint Service Committee (JSC) on 
Military Justice reviews the Manual for Courts-Martial and proposes 
amendments to the Department of Defense for con sideration by the 
President on an annual basis. In conducting its annual review, the JSC 
is guided by DoD Directive 5500.17, ``The Roles and Responsibilities of 
the Joint Service Committee (JSC) on Military Justice.'' DoD Directive 
5500.17 includes provisions allowing public participation in the annual 
review process.''
    (b) Department of Defense Directive 5500.17 shall be included as 
Appendix 26 to the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States.
Sec. 2. Part II of the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States, is 
amended as follows:
    (a) R.C.M. 307(c)(3) is amended to read as follows:

  ``Specification. A specification is a plain, concise, and definite 
statement of the essential facts constituting the offense charged. A 
specification is sufficient if it alleges every element of the charged 
offense expressly or by necessary implication. Except for aggravating 
factors under R.C.M. 1003(d) and R.C.M. 1004, facts that increase the 
maximum authorized punishment must be alleged in order to permit the 
possible increased punishment. No particular format is required.''

    (b) R.C.M. 707(b)(3)(D) is amended to read as follows:

  ``Rehearings. If a rehearing is ordered or authorized by an appellate 
court, a new 120-day time period under this rule shall begin on the date 
that the responsible convening authority receives the record of trial and 
the opinion authorizing or directing a rehearing. An accused is brought to 
trial within the meaning of this rule at the time of arraignment under 
R.C.M. 904 or, if arraignment is not required (such as in the case of a 
sentence-only rehearing), at the time of the first session under R.C.M. 
803.''

    (c) R.C.M. 707(c) is amended to read as follows:

  ``(c) Excludable delay. All periods of time during which appellate courts 
have issued stays in the proceedings, or the accused is absent without 
authority, or the accused is hospitalized due to incompetence, or is 
otherwise in the custody of the Attorney General, shall be excluded when 
determining whether the period in subsection (a) of this rule has run. All 
other pretrial delays approved by a military judge or the convening 
authority shall be similarly excluded.''

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    (d) R.C.M. 707(d) is amended to read as follows:

  ``(d) Remedy. A failure to comply with this rule will result in dismissal 
of the affected charges, or, in a sentence-only rehearing, sentence relief 
as appropriate.

        ``(1) Dismissal. Dismissal will be with or without prejudice to 
        the government's right to reinstitute court-martial proceedings 
        against the accused for the same offense at a later date. The 
        charges must be dismissed with prejudice where the accused has 
        been deprived of his or her constitutional right to a speedy 
        trial. In determining whether to dismiss charges with or without 
        prejudice, the court shall consider, among others, each of the 
        following factors: the seriousness of the offense; the facts and 
        circumstances of the case that lead to dismissal; the impact of 
        a re-prosecution on the administration of justice; and any 
        prejudice to the accused resulting from the denial of a speedy 
        trial.
        ``(2) Sentence relief. In determining whether or how much 
        sentence relief is appropriate, the military judge shall 
        consider, among others, each of the following factors: the 
        length of the delay, the reasons for the delay, the accused's 
        demand for speedy trial, and any prejudice to the accused from 
        the delay. Any sentence relief granted will be applied against 
        the sentence approved by the convening authority.''
    (e) R.C.M. 806(b) is amended to read as follows:

  ``(b) Control of spectators and closure.

        ``(1) Control of spectators. In order to maintain the dignity 
        and decorum of the proceedings or for other good cause, the 
        military judge may reasonably limit the number of spectators in, 
        and the means of access to, the courtroom, and exclude specific 
        persons from the courtroom. When excluding specific persons, the 
        military judge must make findings on the record establishing the 
        reason for the exclusion, the basis for the military judge's 
        belief that exclusion is necessary, and that the exclusion is as 
        narrowly tailored as possible.
        ``(2) Closure. Courts-martial shall be open to the public unless 
        (1) there is a substantial probability that an overriding 
        interest will be prejudiced if the proceedings remain open; (2) 
        closure is no broader than necessary to protect the overriding 
        interest; (3) reasonable alternatives to closure were considered 
        and found inadequate; and (4) the military judge makes case-
        specific findings on the record justifying closure.''
    (f) R.C.M. 916(k)(2) is amended to read as follows:

  ``(2) Partial mental responsibility. A mental condition not amounting to 
a lack of mental responsibility under subsection (k)(1) of this rule is not 
an affirmative defense.''

    (g) R.C.M. 1103(f)(2) is amended to read as follows:

  ``(2) Direct a rehearing as to any offense of which the accused was found 
guilty if the finding is supported by the summary of the evidence contained 
in the record, provided that the convening authority may not approve any 
sentence imposed at such a rehearing more severe than or in excess of that 
adjudged by the earlier court-martial.''

    (h) The following subsection (iv) is inserted after R.C.M. 
1107(e)(1)(B)(iii) to read as follows:

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  ``(iv) Sentence reassessment. If a superior authority has approved some 
of the findings of guilty and has authorized a rehearing as to other 
offenses and the sentence, the convening authority may, unless otherwise 
directed, reassess the sentence based on the approved findings of guilty 
and dismiss the remaining charges. Reassessment is appropriate only where 
the convening authority determines that the accused's sentence would have 
been at least of a certain magnitude had the prejudicial error not been 
committed and the reassessed sentence is appropriate in relation to the 
affirmed findings of guilty.''

    (i) R.C.M. 1108(b) is amended to read as follows:

  ``(b) Who may suspend and remit. The convening authority may, after 
approving the sentence, suspend the execution of all or any part of the 
sentence of a court-martial, except for a sentence of death. The general 
court-martial convening authority over the accused at the time of the 
court-martial may, when taking the action under R.C.M. 1112(f), suspend or 
remit any part of the sentence. The Secretary concerned and, when 
designated by the Secretary concerned, any Under Secretary, Assistant 
Secretary, Judge Advocate General, or commanding officer may suspend or 
remit any part or amount of the unexecuted part of any sentence other than 
a sentence approved by the President or a sentence of confinement for life 
without eligibility for parole that has been ordered executed. The 
Secretary concerned may, however, suspend or remit the unexecuted part of a 
sentence of confinement for life without eligibility for parole only after 
the service of a period of confinement of not less than 20 years. The 
commander of the accused who has the authority to convene a court-martial 
of the kind that adjudged the sentence may suspend or remit any part of the 
unexecuted part of any sentence by summary court-martial or of any sentence 
by special court-martial that does not include a bad-conduct discharge 
regardless of whether the person acting has previously approved the 
sentence. The ``unexecuted part of any sentence'' is that part that has 
been approved and ordered executed but that has not actually been carried 
out.''

    (j) R.C.M. 1305(c) is amended to read as follows:

  ``(c) Authentication. The summary court-martial shall authenticate the 
record by signing the original record of trial.''

    (k) R.C.M. 1306(b)(1) is amended to read as follows:

  ``(1) Who shall act. Except as provided herein, the convening authority 
shall take action in accordance with R.C.M. 1107. The convening authority 
shall not take action before the period prescribed in R.C.M. 1105(c)(2) has 
expired, unless the right to submit matters has been waived under R.C.M. 
1105(d).''

Sec. 3. Part III of the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States, is 
amended as follows:
    (a) Mil. R. Evid. 103(a)(2) is amended to read as follows:

  ``(2) Offer of proof. In case the ruling is one excluding evidence, the 
substance of the evidence was made known to the military judge by offer or 
was apparent from the context within which questions were asked. Once the 
military judge makes a definitive ruling on the record admitting or 
excluding evidence, either at or before trial, a party need not renew an 
objection or offer of proof to preserve a claim of error for appeal. The 
standard provided in this subdivision does not apply to errors involving

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requirements imposed by the Constitution of the United States as applied to 
members of the armed forces except insofar as the error arises under these 
rules and this subdivision provides a standard that is more advantageous to 
the accused than the constitutional standard.''

    (b) Mil. R. Evid. 404(a) is amended to read as follows:

  ``(a) Character evidence generally. Evidence of a person's character or a 
trait of character is not admissible for the purpose of proving action in 
conformity therewith on a particular occasion, except:

        ``(1) Character of accused. Evidence of a pertinent trait of 
        character offered by an accused, or by the prosecution to rebut 
        the same, or if evidence of a pertinent trait of character of 
        the alleged victim of the crime is offered by an accused and 
        admitted under Mil. R. Evid. 404(a)(2), evidence of the same 
        trait of character, if relevant, of the accused offered by the 
        prosecution;
        ``(2) Character of alleged victim. Evidence of a pertinent trait 
        of character of the alleged victim of the crime offered by an 
        accused, or by the prosecution to rebut the same, or evidence of 
        a character trait of peacefulness of the alleged victim offered 
        by the prosecution in a homicide or assault case to rebut 
        evidence that the alleged victim was an aggressor;
        ``(3) Character of witness. Evidence of the character of a 
        witness, as provided in Mil. R. Evid. 607, 608, and 609.''
    (c) Mil. R. Evid. 701 is amended to read as follows:

  ``If the witness is not testifying as an expert, the witness' testimony 
in the form of opinions or inferences is limited to those opinions or 
inferences that are (a) rationally based on the perception of the witness, 
(b) helpful to a clear understanding of the witness' testimony or the 
determination of a fact in issue, and (c) not based in scientific, 
technical, or other specialized knowledge within the scope of Rule 702.''

    (d) Mil. R. Evid. 702 is amended to read as follows:

  ``If scientific, technical, or other specialized knowledge will assist 
the trier of fact to understand the evidence or to determine a fact in 
issue, a witness qualified as an expert by knowledge, skill, experience, 
training, or education may testify thereto in the form of an opinion or 
otherwise if (1) the testimony is based upon sufficient facts or data, (2) 
the testimony is the product of reliable principles and methods, and (3) 
the witness has applied the principles and methods reliably to the facts of 
the case.''

    (e) Mil. R. Evid. 703 is amended to read as follows:

  ``The facts or data in the particular case upon which an expert bases an 
opinion or inference may be those perceived by or made known to the expert, 
at or before the hearing. If of a type reasonably relied upon by experts in 
the particular field in forming opinions or inferences upon the subject, 
the facts or data need not be admissible in evidence in order for the 
opinion or inference to be admitted. Facts or data that are otherwise 
inadmissible shall not be disclosed to the members by the proponent of the 
opinion or inference unless the military judge determines that their 
probative value in assisting the members to evaluate the expert's opinion 
substantially outweighs their prejudicial effect.''

    (f) Mil. R. Evid. 803(6) is amended to read as follows:

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  ``Records of regularly conducted activity. A memorandum, report, record, 
or data compilation, in any form, of acts, events, conditions, opinions, or 
diagnoses, made at or near the time by, or from information transmitted by, 
a person with knowledge, if kept in the course of a regularly conducted 
business activity, and if it was the regular practice of that business 
activity to make the memorandum, report, record, or data compilation, all 
as shown by the testimony of the custodian or other qualified witness, or 
by certification that complies with Mil. R. Evid. 902(11) or any other 
statute permitting certification in a criminal proceeding in a court of the 
United States, unless the source of the information or the method or 
circumstances of preparation indicate a lack of trustworthiness. The term 
``business'' as used in this paragraph includes the armed forces, a 
business, institution, association, profession, occupation, and calling of 
every kind, whether or not conducted for profit. Among those memoranda, 
reports, records, or data compilations normally admissible pursuant to this 
paragraph are enlistment papers, physical examination papers, outline-
figure and fingerprint cards, forensic laboratory reports, chain of custody 
documents, morning reports and other personnel accountability documents, 
service records, officer and enlisted qualification records, logs, unit 
personnel diaries, individual equipment records, daily strength records of 
prisoners, and rosters of prisoners.''

    (g) The following subsection (11) is inserted after Mil. R. Evid. 
902(10) to read as follows:

  ``(11) Certified domestic records of regularly conducted activity. The 
original or a duplicate of a domestic record of regularly conducted 
activity that would be admissible under Mil. R. Evid. 803(6) if accompanied 
by a written declaration of its custodian or other qualified person, in a 
manner complying with any Act of Congress or rule prescribed by the Supreme 
Court pursuant to statutory authority, certifying that the record (A) was 
made at or near the time of the occurrence of the matters set forth by, or 
from information transmitted by, a person with knowledge of those matters; 
(B) was kept in the course of the regularly conducted activity; and (C) was 
made by the regularly conducted activity as a regular practice. A party 
intending to offer a record into evidence under this paragraph must provide 
written notice of that intention to all adverse parties, and must make the 
record and declaration available for inspection sufficiently in advance of 
their offer into evidence to provide an adverse party with a fair 
opportunity to challenge them.''

    (h) Mil. R. Evid. 1102 is amended to read as follows:

  ``(a) Amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence shall apply to the 
Military Rules of Evidence 18 months after the effective date of such 
amendments, unless action to the contrary is taken by the President.

  ``(b) Rules Determined Not To Apply. The President has determined that 
the following Federal Rules of Evidence do not apply to the Military Rules 
of Evidence: Rules 301, 302, 415, and 902(12).''

Sec. 4. Part IV of the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States, is 
amended as follows:
    (a) Paragraph 45(b)(2) is amended by deleting paragraph 45(b)(2)(c) 
and inserting the following after paragraph 45(b)(2)(b):

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  ``(c)(1) That at the time of the sexual intercourse the person was under 
the age of 12; or

  ``(2) That at the time of the sexual intercourse the person had attained 
the age of 12 but was under the age of 16.''

    (b) Paragraph 45(f) is amended to read as follows:

  ``f. Sample specifications.

  ``(1) Rape.

  ``In that ------------------------ (personal jurisdiction data), did, 
(at/on board--location) (subject-matter jurisdiction data, if required), on 
or about ------------ 20------, rape ------------------------, (a person 
under the age of 12) (a person who had attained the age of 12 but was under 
the age of 16).

  ``(2) Carnal Knowledge.

  ``In that ------------------------ (personal jurisdiction data), did, 
(at/on board--location) (subject-matter jurisdiction data, if required), on 
or about ---------------- 20------, commit the offense of carnal knowledge 
with ------------------------, (a person under the age of 12) (a person who 
attained the age of 12 but was under the age of 16).''

    (c) Paragraph 51(b) is amended to read as follows:

  ``(1) That the accused engaged in unnatural carnal copulation with a 
certain other person or with an animal.

  ``(Note: Add any of the following as applicable)

  ``(2) That the act was done with a child under the age of 12.

  ``(3) That the act was done with a child who had attained the age of 12 
but was under the age of 16.

  ``(4) That the act was done by force and without the consent of the other 
person.''

    (d) Paragraph 51(f) is amended to read as follows:

  ``f. Sample specification.

  ``In that ------------------------ (personal jurisdiction data), did, 
(at/on board--location) (subject-matter jurisdiction data, if required), on 
or about ---------------- 20------, commit sodomy with --------------------
----, (a child under the age of 12) (a child who had attained the age of 12 
but was under the age of 16) (by force and without the consent of the said 
------------------------).''

    (e) Paragraph 57(c)(2)(b) is amended to read as follows:

  ``(b) Material matter. The false testimony must be with respect to a 
material matter, but that matter need not be the main issue in the case. 
Thus, perjury may be committed by giving false testimony with respect to 
the credibility of a material witness or in an affidavit in support of a 
request for a continuance, as well as by giving false testimony with 
respect to a fact from which a legitimate inference may be drawn as to the 
existence or nonexistence of a fact in issue.''

    (f) Paragraph 100a(c)(1) is amended to read as follows:

  ``(1) In general. This offense is intended to prohibit and therefore 
deter reckless or wanton conduct that wrongfully creates a substantial risk 
of death or grievous bodily harm to others.''

    (g) Paragraph 100a(f) is amended to read as follows:

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  ``f. Sample specification.

  ``In that ------------------------ (personal jurisdiction data), did, 
(at/on board--location) (subject-matter jurisdiction data, if required), on 
or about ---------------- 20------, wrongfully and (recklessly) (wantonly) 
engage in conduct, to wit: (describe conduct), conduct likely to cause 
death or grievous bodily harm to ------------------------.''

Sec. 5. These amendments shall take effect 30 days from the date of this 
order.
    (a) Nothing in these amendments shall be construed to make 
punishable any act done or omitted prior to the effective date of this 
order that was not punishable when done or omitted.
    (b) Nothing in these amendments shall be construed to invalidate any 
nonjudicial punishment proceeding, restraint, investigation, referral of 
charges, trial in which arraignment occurred, or other action begun 
prior to the effective date of this order, and any such nonjudicial 
proceeding, restraint, investigation, referral of charges, trial, or 
other action may proceed in the same manner and with the same effect as 
if these amendments had not been prescribed.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    December 3, 2004.



Executive Order 13366 of December 17, 2004

Committee on Ocean Policy

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 shall be the policy of the United States to:
    (a) coordinate the activities of executive departments and agencies 
regarding ocean-related matters in an integrated and effective manner to 
advance the environmental, economic, and security interests of present 
and future generations of Americans; and
    (b) facilitate, as appropriate, coordination and consultation 
regarding ocean-related matters among Federal, State, tribal, local 
governments, the private sector, foreign governments, and international 
organizations.
Sec. 2. Definition. For purposes of this order the term ``ocean-related 
matters'' means matters involving the oceans, the Great Lakes, the 
coasts of the United States (including its territories and possessions), 
and related seabed, subsoil, and natural resources.
Sec. 3. Establishment of Committee on Ocean Policy.
    (a) There is hereby established, as a part of the Council on 
Environmental Quality and for administrative purposes only, the 
Committee on Ocean Policy (Committee).
    (b) The Committee shall consist exclusively of the following:

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(i) the Chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality, who shall be the 
Chairman of the Committee;

(ii) the Secretaries of State, Defense, the Interior, Agriculture, Health 
and Human Services, Commerce, Labor, Transportation, Energy, and Homeland 
Security, the Attorney General, the Administrator of the Environmental 
Protection Agency, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, the 
Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the 
Director of National Intelligence, the Director of the Office of Science 
and Technology Policy, the Director of the National Science Foundation, and 
the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff;

(iii) the Assistants to the President for National Security Affairs, 
Homeland Security, Domestic Policy, and Economic Policy;

(iv) an employee of the United States designated by the Vice President; and

(v) such other officers or employees of the United States as the Chairman 
of the Committee may from time to time designate.

    (c) The Chairman of the Committee, after coordination with the 
Assistants to the President for National Security Affairs and Homeland 
Security, shall regularly convene and preside at meetings of the 
Committee, determine its agenda, direct its work, and, as appropriate to 
deal with particular subject matters, establish and direct subcommittees 
of the Committee that shall consist exclusively of members of the 
Committee. The Committee shall coordinate its advice in a timely 
fashion.
    (d) A member of the Committee may designate, to perform the 
Committee or subcommittee functions of the member, any person who is 
within such member's department, agency, or office and who is (i) an 
officer of the United States appointed by the President, (ii) a member 
of the Senior Executive Service or the Senior Intelligence Service, 
(iii) an officer or employee within the Executive Office of the 
President, or (iv) an employee of the Vice President.
    (e) Consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability 
of appropriations, the Council on Environmental Quality shall provide 
the funding, including through the Office of Environmental Quality as 
permitted by law and as appropriate, and administrative support for the 
Committee necessary to implement this order.
Sec. 4. Functions of the Committee. To implement the policy set forth in 
section 1 of this order, the Committee shall:
    (a) provide advice on establishment or implementation of policies 
concerning ocean-related matters to:

(i) the President; and

(ii) the heads of executive departments and agencies from time to time as 
appropriate;

    (b) obtain information and advice concerning ocean-related matters 
from:

(i) State, local, and tribal elected and appointed officials in a manner 
that seeks their individual advice and does not involve collective judgment 
or consensus advice or deliberation; and

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(ii) representatives of private entities or other individuals in a manner 
that seeks their individual advice and does not involve collective judgment 
or consensus advice or deliberation;

    (c) at the request of the head of any department or agency who is a 
member of the Committee, unless the Chairman of the Committee declines 
the request, promptly review and provide advice on a policy or policy 
implementation action on ocean-related matters proposed by that 
department or agency;
    (d) provide and obtain information and advice to facilitate:

(i) development and implementation of common principles and goals for the 
conduct of governmental activities on ocean-related matters;

(ii) voluntary regional approaches with respect to ocean-related matters;

(iii) use of science in establishment of policy on ocean-related matters; 
and

(iv) collection, development, dissemination, and exchange of information on 
ocean-related matters; and

    (e) ensure coordinated government development and implementation of 
the ocean component of the Global Earth Observation System of Systems.
Sec. 5. Cooperation. To the extent permitted by law and applicable 
presidential guidance, executive departments and agencies shall provide 
the Committee such information, support, and assistance as the 
Committee, through the Chairman, may request.
Sec. 6. Coordination. The Chairman of the Council on Environmental 
Quality, the Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, 
the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security, and, with respect 
to the interagency task force established by Executive Order 13340 of 
May 18, 2004, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, 
shall ensure appropriate coordination of the activities of the Committee 
under this order and other policy coordination structures relating to 
ocean or maritime issues pursuant to Presidential guidance.
Sec. 7. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed 
to impair or otherwise affect:

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

(ii) functions assigned by the President to the National Security Council 
or Homeland Security Council (including subordinate bodies) relating to 
matters affecting foreign affairs, national security, homeland security, or 
intelligence.

    (b) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise 
affect the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and 
Budget relating to budget, administrative, or legislative proposals.
    (c) This order is intended only to improve the internal management 
of the Federal Government and is not intended to, and does not, create 
any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or 
in equity

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by a party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or 
entities, its officers or employees, or any other person.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    December 17, 2004.



Executive Order 13367 of December 21, 2004

United States-Mexico Border Health Commission

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, including section 1 of the 
International Organizations Immunities Act (22 U.S.C. 288) (the 
``Act''), and having found that the United States participates in the 
United States-Mexico Border Health Commission (USMBHC) pursuant to the 
United-States Mexico Border Health Commission Act, Public Law 103-400 
(22 U.S.C. 290n et seq.), I hereby designate the USMBHC as a public 
international organization for purposes of the International 
Organizations Immunities Act. I hereby extend to members and employees 
of the Mexican Section of the USMBHC the same privileges, exemptions, 
and immunities as are accorded under similar circumstances to officers 
and employees, respectively, of foreign governments with regard to the 
laws regulating entry into and departure from the United States as 
provided for in section 7(a) of the Act (22 U.S.C. 288d(a)). No other 
privileges, exemptions, or immunities of the Act are extended under this 
order.
This designation is not intended to abridge in any respect privileges, 
exemptions, or immunities that the USMBHC otherwise may have acquired or 
may acquire by law.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    December 21, 2004.



Executive Order 13368 of December 30, 2004

Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, including the laws cited herein, 
it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Statutory Pay Systems. The rates of basic pay or salaries of 
the statutory pay systems (as defined in 5 U.S.C. 5302(1)), as adjusted 
under 5 U.S.C. 5303(a), are set forth on the schedules attached hereto 
and made a part hereof: (a) The General Schedule (5 U.S.C. 5332(a)) at 
Schedule 1; (b) The Foreign Service Schedule (22 U.S.C. 3963) at 
Schedule 2; and (c) The schedules for the Veterans Health Administration 
of the Department of Veterans Affairs (38 U.S.C. 7306, 7404; section 
301(a) of Public Law 102-40) at Schedule 3.

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Sec. 2. Senior Executive Service. The ranges of rates of basic pay for 
senior executives in the Senior Executive Service, as established 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 5382, are set forth on Schedule 4 attached hereto 
and made a part hereof.
Sec. 3. Certain Executive, Legislative and Judicial Salaries. The rates 
of basic pay or salaries for the following offices and positions are set 
forth on the schedules attached hereto and made a part hereof:
    (a) The Executive Schedule (5 U.S.C. 5312-5318) at Schedule 5;
    (b) The Vice President (3 U.S.C. 104) and the Congress (2 U.S.C. 31) 
at Schedule 6; and
    (c) Justices and judges (28 U.S.C. 5, 44(d), 135, 252, and 461(a), 
section 140 of Public Law 97-92, and section 306 of Division B of Public 
Law 108-447) at Schedule 7.
Sec. 4. Uniformed Services. Pursuant to section 601(a)-(b) of Public Law 
108-375, the rates of monthly basic pay (37 U.S.C. 203(a)) for members 
of the uniformed services, as adjusted under 37 U.S.C. 1009, and the 
rate of monthly cadet or midshipman pay (37 U.S.C. 203(c)) are set forth 
on Schedule 8 attached hereto and made a part hereof.
Sec. 5. Locality-Based Comparability Payments. (a) Pursuant to section 
5304 of title 5, United States Code, and section 640 of Division H of 
Public Law 108-447, locality-based comparability payments shall be paid 
in accordance with Schedule 9 attached hereto and made a part hereof.
    (b) The Director of the Office of Personnel Management shall take 
such actions as may be necessary to implement these payments and to 
publish appropriate notice of such payments in the Federal Register.
Sec. 6. Administrative Law Judges. The rates of basic pay for 
administrative law judges, as adjusted under 5 U.S.C. 5372(b)(4), are 
set forth on Schedule 10 attached hereto and made a part hereof.
Sec. 7. Effective Dates. Schedule 8 is effective on January 1, 2005. The 
other schedules contained herein are effective on the first day of the 
first applicable pay period beginning on or after January 1, 2005.
Sec. 8. Prior Order Superseded. Executive Order 13332 of March 3, 2004, 
is superseded.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    December 30, 2004.

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Subchapter B-- Administrative Orders


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Notice of January 5, 2004

Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Libya

On January 7, 1986, by Executive Order 12543, President Reagan declared 
a national emergency to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat 
to the national security and foreign policy of the United States 
constituted by the actions and policies of the Government of Libya. On 
January 8, 1986, by Executive Order 12544, the President took additional 
measures to block Libyan assets in the United States. The President has 
transmitted a notice continuing this emergency to the Congress and the 
Federal Register every year since 1986.
The crisis between the United States and Libya that led to the 
declaration of a national emergency on January 7, 1986, has not been 
fully resolved, although there have been some positive developments.
On September 12, 2003, the United Nations Security Council adopted 
Resolution 1506 (UNSCR 1506), ending the United Nations sanctions 
against Libya. These U.N. sanctions were imposed in 1992 and 1993 as a 
result of Libyan involvement in the terrorist bombings of Pan Am 103 in 
1988 and UTA 772 in 1989, and included travel restrictions, an arms 
embargo, and financial sanctions. The UNSCR 1506 lifted these sanctions 
after Libya addressed the requirements of the relevant UNSC Resolutions, 
including accepting responsibility for the actions of its officials in 
the Pan Am 103 attack and arranging to compensate the families of the 
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States abstained from voting on the lifting of U.N. sanctions, and it 
made clear that it continued to have serious concerns about other Libyan 
policies and actions, including Libya's pursuit of weapons of mass 
destruction, Libya's role with respect to terrorism, and Libya's poor 
human rights record.
On December 19, 2003, Prime Minister Blair and I announced separately 
that Libya's leader, Colonel Muammar Qadhafi, had agreed to eliminate 
all elements of Libya's chemical and nuclear weapons program, declare 
all nuclear activities to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), 
accept international inspections to ensure Libya's complete adherence to 
the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and sign the IAEA Additional 
Protocol, accede to the Chemical Weapons Convention, eliminate ballistic 
missiles beyond 300 kilometer range, and immediately and unconditionally 
allow inspectors from international organizations to enter Libya. 
Libya's declaration of December 19, 2003, marks an important and welcome 
step toward addressing the concerns of the world community. As Libya 
takes tangible steps to address those concerns, the United States will 
in turn take reciprocal tangible steps to recognize Libya's progress. 
Libya's agreement marks the beginning of a process of rejoining the 
community of nations, but its declaration of December 19, 2003, must be 
followed by verification of concrete steps.
Therefore, consistent with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies 
Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing the national emergency with 
respect to Libya. This notice shall be published in the Federal Register 
and transmitted to the Congress.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    January 5, 2004.



Presidential Determination No. 2004-20 of January 5, 2004

Eligibility of the Regional Security System (RSS) to Receive Defense 
Articles and Services under the Foreign Assistance Act and the Arms 
Export Control Act

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Consistent with the provisions of section 503(a) of the Foreign 
Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, and section 3(a)(1) of the Arms 
Export Control Act, I hereby find that the furnishing of defense 
articles and services to the RSS will strengthen the security of the 
United States and promote world peace.
You are authorized and directed to report this finding to the Congress 
and to publish it in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    January 5, 2004.

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Presidential Determination No. 2004-21 of January 15, 2004

Designation of the State of Kuwait as a Major Non-NATO Ally

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Consistent with the authority vested in me by section 517 of the Foreign 
Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (the ``Act''), I hereby designate the 
State of Kuwait as a Major Non-NATO Ally of the United States for the 
purposes of the Act and the Arms Export Control Act.
You are authorized and directed to publish this determination in the 
Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, January 15, 2004.



Notice of January 16, 2004

Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Terrorists Who 
Threaten To Disrupt the Middle East Peace Process

On January 23, 1995, by Executive Order 12947, the President declared a 
national emergency pursuant to the International Emergency Economic 
Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) to deal with the unusual and 
extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and 
economy of the United States constituted by grave acts of violence 
committed by foreign terrorists who threaten to disrupt the Middle East 
peace process. On August 20, 1998, by Executive Order 13099, the 
President modified the Annex to Executive Order 12947 to identify four 
additional persons, including Usama bin Laden, who threaten to disrupt 
the Middle East peace process.
Because these terrorist activities continue to threaten the Middle East 
peace process and continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat 
to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United 
States, the national emergency declared on January 23, 1995, as expanded 
on August 20, 1998, and the measures adopted on those dates to deal with 
that emergency must continue in effect beyond January 23, 2004. 
Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies 
Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national 
emergency with respect to foreign terrorists who threaten to disrupt the 
Middle East peace process.
This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted 
to the Congress.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    January 16, 2004.

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Presidential Determination No. 2004-22 of February 5, 2004

Determination Pursuant to Section 2(c)(1) of the Migration and Refugee 
Assistance Act of 1962, as Amended

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Pursuant to section 2(c)(1) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act 
of 1962, as amended, 22 U.S.C. 2601(c)(1), I hereby determine that it is 
important to the national interest of the United States that up to $12 
million be made available from the U.S. Emergency Refugee and Migration 
Assistance Fund to address unexpected urgent refugee and migration 
needs, including those of refugees, displaced persons, conflict victims, 
and other persons at risk from the Sudanese refugee crisis in Chad and 
to prepare for refugee repatriations to Sudan. These funds may be used, 
as appropriate, to provide contributions to international, governmental, 
and nongovernmental organizations.
You are authorized and directed to inform the appropriate committees of 
the Congress of this determination and the obligation of funds under 
this authority, and to arrange for the publication of this memorandum in 
the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, February 5, 2004.



Notice of February 13, 2004

Notice of Intention To Enter Into a Free Trade Agreement With Australia

Consistent with section 2105(a)(1)(A) of the Trade Act of 2002, I have 
notified the Congress of my intention to enter into a free trade 
agreement with the Government of Australia.
Consistent with section 2105(a)(1)(A) of that Act, this notice shall be 
published in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    February 13, 2004.

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Notice of February 20, 2004

Notice of Intention To Enter Into a Free Trade Agreement With Costa 
Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, and Nicaragua (the ``CAFTA 
Countries'')

Consistent with section 2105(a)(1)(A) of the Trade Act of 2002, I have 
notified the Congress of my intention to enter into a Free Trade 
Agreement with the Governments of the CAFTA countries.
Consistent with section 2105(a)(1)(A) of that Act, this notice shall be 
published in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    February 20, 2004.



Memorandum of February 23, 2004

Delegation of Certain Authority Under the United States Leadership 
Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of 2003

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States, including section 301 of title 3, United 
States Code, I hereby delegate to you the functions and authority 
conferred upon the President by sections 202(c), 305, and 313 of the 
United States Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act 
of 2003 (Public Law 108-25), to provide the specified reports to the 
Congress. In addition, I delegate to you the authority vested in the 
President by section 101 of Public Law 108-25 to establish a 
comprehensive, integrated, 5-year strategy to combat global HIV/AIDS and 
to submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report setting 
forth the strategy.
You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the 
Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, February 23, 2004.

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Presidential Determination No. 2004-23 of February 25, 2004

Determination Consistent with the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations 
Act for Defense and for the Reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, 2004 
(Public Law 108-106), to Make Available Assistance for Liberia

Memorandum for the Secretary of State[,] the Secretary of the 
Treasury[,] the Secretary of Defense[, and] the Administrator, United 
States Agency for International Development
Consistent with the authority vested in me by the Emergency Supplemental 
Appropriations Act for Defense and for the Reconstruction of Iraq and 
Afghanistan, 2004 (Public Law 108-106), under the heading 
``International Disaster and Famine Assistance,'' I hereby determine 
that it is in the national interest of the United States and essential 
to efforts to reduce international terrorism to furnish $114 million in 
assistance for Liberia from funds made available under that heading.
The Secretary of State is authorized and directed to report this 
determination to the Congress and to arrange for its publication in the 
Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, February 25, 2004.



Presidential Determination No. 2004-24 of February 25, 2004

Determination Pursuant to Section 2(c)(1) of the Migration and Refugee 
Assistance Act of 1962, as Amended

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Pursuant to section 2(c)(1) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act 
of 1962, as amended, 22 U.S.C. 2601(c)(1), I hereby determine that it is 
important to the national interest that up to $20 million be made 
available from the U.S. Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund 
as a contribution to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for 
Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) to address unexpected, 
urgent refugee needs in the West Bank and Gaza.
You are authorized and directed to inform the appropriate committees of 
the Congress of this determination and the obligation of funds under 
this authority, and to arrange for the publication of this memorandum in 
the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, February 25, 2004.

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Notice of February 26, 2004

Continuation of the National Emergency Relating to Cuba and of the 
Emergency Authority Relating to the Regulation of the Anchorage and 
Movement of Vessels

On March 1, 1996, by Proclamation 6867, a national emergency was 
declared to address the disturbance or threatened disturbance of 
international relations caused by the February 24, 1996, destruction by 
the Cuban government of two unarmed U.S.-registered civilian aircraft in 
international airspace north of Cuba. In July 1996 and on subsequent 
occasions, the Cuban Government stated its intent to forcefully defend 
its sovereignty against any U.S.-registered vessels or aircraft that 
might enter Cuban territorial waters or airspace while involved in a 
flotilla or peaceful protest. Since these events, the Cuban government 
has not demonstrated that it will refrain from the future use of 
reckless and excessive force against U.S. vessels or aircraft that may 
engage in memorial activities or peaceful protest north of Cuba. 
Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies 
Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing the national emergency with 
respect to Cuba and the emergency authority relating to the regulation 
of the anchorage and movement of vessels set out in Proclamation 6867.
This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted 
to the Congress.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    February 26, 2004.



Presidential Determination No. 2004-25 of February 26, 2004

Determination that the Government of Pakistan is Cooperating with the 
United States in the Global War on Terrorism

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Consistent with the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws 
of the United States, including the Emergency Supplemental 
Appropriations Act for Defense and for the Reconstruction of Iraq and 
Afghanistan, 2004 (Public Law 108-106)(the ``Act''), I hereby determine 
for the purposes of that Act that the Government of Pakistan is 
cooperating with the United States in the Global War on Terrorism.
You are authorized and directed to report this determination to the 
Congress and to arrange for its publication in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, February 26, 2004.

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Memorandum of March 1, 2004

Delegation of Certain Reporting Authority

Memorandum for the United States Trade Representative
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States, including section 301 of title 3, United 
States Code, I hereby delegate to you the functions conferred upon the 
President by section 163 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 
2213), to provide the specified report to the Congress.
You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the 
Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, March 1, 2004.



Notice of March 2, 2004

Continuation of the National Emergency Blocking Property of Persons 
Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Zimbabwe

On March 6, 2003, by Executive Order 13288, I declared a national 
emergency blocking the property of persons undermining democratic 
processes or institutions in Zimbabwe, pursuant to the International 
Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706). I took this action 
to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy 
of the United States constituted by the actions and policies of certain 
members of the Government of Zimbabwe and other persons to undermine 
Zimbabwe's democratic processes or institutions, thus contributing to 
the deliberate breakdown in the rule of law in Zimbabwe, to politically 
motivated violence and intimidation in that country, and to political 
and economic instability in the southern African region.
Because the actions and policies of these persons continue to pose an 
unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United 
States, the national emergency declared on March 6, 2003, and the 
measures adopted on that date to deal with that emergency must continue 
in effect beyond March 6, 2004. Therefore, in accordance with section 
202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am 
continuing for 1 year the national emergency blocking the property of 
persons undermining democratic processes or institutions in Zimbabwe.

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This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted 
to the Congress.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    March 2, 2004.



Memorandum of March 3, 2004

Presidential Determination on Imports of Certain Ductile Iron Waterworks 
Fittings from the People's Republic of China

Memorandum for the United States Trade Representative
Consistent with section 421 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (19 
U.S.C. 2451), I have determined the action I will take with respect to 
the affirmative determination of the United States International Trade 
Commission (USITC Investigation TA-421-4) regarding imports of certain 
ductile iron waterworks fittings (pipe fittings) from China. After 
considering all relevant aspects of the investigation, I have determined 
that providing import relief for the U.S. pipe fittings industry is not 
in the national economic interest of the United States. In particular, I 
find that the import relief would have an adverse impact on the United 
States economy clearly greater than the benefits of such action.
The facts of this case indicate that imposing the USITC's recommended 
tariff-rate quota remedy or any other import relief available under 
section 421 would be ineffective because imports from third countries 
would likely replace curtailed Chinese imports. The switch to third 
country imports could occur quickly because the major U.S. importers 
already import substantial quantities from countries such as India, 
Brazil, Korea, and Mexico. Because importers' existing inventories of 
imports will likely cover demand for approximately 6 to 12 months from 
the imposition of import relief, a switch from China to alternative 
import sources would not likely lead to significant additional demand 
for domestically produced pipe fittings, even accounting for a time lag 
in making that switch. Under these circumstances, import relief would 
provide no meaningful benefit to domestic producers.
In addition, import relief would cost U.S. consumers substantially more 
than the increased income that could be realized by domestic producers. 
Indeed, the USITC estimated that its recommended remedy would generate a 
negative net domestic welfare effect of between $2.3 million and $3.7 
million in the first year alone.
While not necessary in reaching my determination that imposing import 
relief would have an adverse impact on the United States economy clearly 
greater than the benefits, it is also worth noting two additional 
points:

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    First, evidence suggests that domestic producers enjoy a strong 
    competitive position in the U.S. market, and in fact the largest 
    domestic producer recently announced price increases nationwide 
    ranging from 8 to 35 percent. The two smaller domestic producers and 
    the major U.S. importers have publicly indicated that they would 
    follow these price increases.
                                                                
    Second, in 2002 and 2003, imports of this product have been 
    relatively stable in volume terms and have shown a slight decline in 
    value terms.
The circumstances of this case make clear that the U.S. national 
economic interest would not be served by the imposition of import relief 
under section 421. I remain fully committed to exercising the important 
authority granted to me under section 421 when the circumstances of a 
particular case warrant it.
You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the 
Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, March 3, 2004.



Memorandum of March 5, 2004

Delegation of Certain Reporting Authority

Memorandum for the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space 
Administration
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States, including section 301 of title 3, United 
States Code, I hereby delegate to you the functions conferred upon the 
President by section 206 of the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 
1958, as amended (42 U.S.C. 2476), to provide the specified report to 
the Congress. Nothing in this delegation shall be construed to impair or 
otherwise affect the authority of the Director of the Office of 
Management and Budget with respect to budget, administrative, and 
legislative proposals.
You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the 
Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, March 5, 2004.

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Notice of March 8, 2004

Notice of Intention To Enter Into a Free Trade Agreement With Morocco

Consistent with section 2105(a)(1)(A) of the Trade Act of 2002, I have 
notified the Congress of my intention to enter into a free trade 
agreement with the Kingdom of Morocco.
Consistent with section 2105(a)(1)(A) of that Act, this notice shall be 
published in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    March 8, 2004.



Notice of March 10, 2004

Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Iran

On March 15, 1995, by Executive Order 12957, the President declared a 
national emergency with respect to Iran pursuant to the International 
Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) to deal with the 
unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign 
policy, and economy of the United States constituted by the actions and 
policies of the Government of Iran, including its support for 
international terrorism, efforts to undermine the Middle East peace 
process, and acquisition of weapons of mass destruction and the means to 
deliver them. On May 6, 1995, the President issued Executive Order 12959 
imposing more comprehensive sanctions to further respond to this threat, 
and on August 19, 1997, the President issued Executive Order 13059 
consolidating and clarifying the previous orders.
Because the actions and policies of the Government of Iran continue to 
pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, 
foreign policy, and economy of the United States, the national emergency 
declared on March 15, 1995, must continue in effect beyond March 15, 
2004. Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the National 
Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the 
national emergency with respect to Iran. Because the emergency declared 
by Executive Order 12957 constitutes an emergency separate from that 
declared on November 14, 1979, by Executive Order 12170, this renewal is 
distinct from the emergency renewal of November 2003. This notice shall 
be published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    March 10, 2004.

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Memorandum of March 18, 2004

Delegation of Certain Authority Under the National Defense Authorization 
Act for Fiscal Year 2004, Public Law 108-136

Memorandum for the Secretary of Homeland Security
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States, including section 301 of title 3, United 
States Code, I hereby delegate to you the functions and authority 
conferred upon the President by section 1034 of the National Defense 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 (Public Law 108-136) to provide 
the specified report to the Congress. In addition, I direct you to 
coordinate with the Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of 
Transportation regarding the contents of this report.
You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the 
Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, March 18, 2004.



Notice of March 24, 2004

Notice of Intention To Enter Into a Free Trade Agreement With the 
Dominican Republic

Consistent with section 2105(a)(1)(A) of the Trade Act of 2002, I have 
notified the Congress of my intention to enter into a free trade 
agreement with the Government of the Dominican Republic.
In accordance with section 2105(a)(1)(A) of that Act, this notice shall 
be published in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, March 24, 2004.

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Presidential Determination No. 2004-26 of March 24, 2004

Determination to Waive Military Coup-Related Provision of the Foreign 
Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 
2004, with Respect to Pakistan

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of 
the United States, including Public Law 107-57, as amended by section 
2213 of Public Law 108-106, I hereby determine that, with respect to 
Pakistan, a waiver of any provision of the Foreign Operations, Export 
Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2004 (section 508 of 
Public Law 108-199, Division D), that prohibits direct assistance to the 
government of any country whose duly elected head of government was 
deposed by decree or military coup:
                                                                
     would facilitate the transition to democratic rule in Pakistan; and
                                                                
     is important to United States efforts to respond to, deter, or 
    prevent acts of international terrorism.
Accordingly, I hereby waive, with respect to Pakistan, any such 
provision.
You are authorized and directed to transmit this determination to the 
Congress and to arrange for its publication in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, March 24, 2004.



Presidential Determination No. 2004-27 of April 6, 2004

Waiving Prohibition on United States Military Assistance to Parties to 
the Rome Statute Establishing the International Criminal Court

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Consistent with the authority vested in me by section 2007 of the 
American Servicemembers' Protection Act of 2002 (the ``Act''), title II 
of Public Law 107-206 (22 U.S.C 7421 et seq.) I hereby:
                                                                
     Determine that the Central African Republic and Guinea have each 
    entered into an agreement with the United States pursuant to Article 
    98 of the Rome Statute preventing the International Criminal Court 
    from proceeding against U.S. personnel present in such countries; 
    and
                                                                
     Waive the prohibition of section 2007 (a) of the Act with respects 
    to these countries for as long as such agreement remains in force.

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You are authorized and directed to report this determination to the 
Congress and to arrange for its publication in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, April 6, 2004.



Presidential Determination No. 2004-28 of April 14, 2004

Waiver and Certification of Statutory Provisions Regarding the Palestine 
Liberation Organization

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Pursuant to the authority vested in me under section 534(d) of the 
Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs 
Appropriations Act, 2004, Public Law 108-199, I hereby determine and 
certify that it is important to the national security interests of the 
United States to waive the provisions of section 1003 of the Anti-
Terrorism Act of 1987, Public Law 100-204.
This waiver shall be effective for a period of 6 months from the date 
hereof. You are hereby authorized and directed to transmit this 
determination to the Congress and to publish it in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, April 14, 2004.



Presidential Determination No. 2004-29 of April 21, 2004

Presidential Determination on the Sudan Peace Act

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Consistent with section 6(b)(1)(A) of the Sudan Peace Act (Public Law 
107-245), I hereby determine and certify that the Government of Sudan 
and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement are negotiating in good faith 
and that negotiations should continue.
You are authorized and directed to notify the Congress of this 
determination and to arrange for its publication in the Federal 
Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, April 21, 2004.

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Presidential Determination No. 2004-30 of April 23, 2004

Determination and Certification under Section 8(b) of the Iran and Libya 
Sanctions Act

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Pursuant to section 8(b) of the Iran and Libya Sanctions Act of 1996 
(Public Law 104-172; 50 U.S.C. 1701 note), as amended (Public Law 107-
24), I hereby determine and certify that Libya has fulfilled the 
requirements of United Nations Security Council Resolution 731, adopted 
January 21, 1992, United Nations Security Council Resolution 748, 
adopted March 31, 1992, and United Nations Security Council Resolution 
883, adopted November 11, 1993.
You are authorized and directed to transmit this determination and 
certification to the appropriate congressional committees and to arrange 
for its publication in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, April 23, 2004.



Notice of May 17, 2004

Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Burma

On May 20, 1997, the President issued Executive Order 13047, certifying 
to the Congress under section 570(b) of the Foreign Operations, Export 
Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1997 (Public Law 
104-208), that the Government of Burma has committed large-scale 
repression of the democratic opposition in Burma after September 30, 
1996, thereby invoking the prohibition on new investment in Burma by 
United States persons contained in that section. The President also 
declared a national emergency to deal with the threat posed to the 
national security and foreign policy of the United States by the actions 
and policies of the Government of Burma, invoking the authority, inter 
alia, of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, 50 U.S.C. 1701 
et seq. On July 28, 2003, I issued Executive Order 13310 taking 
additional steps with respect to that national emergency by putting in 
place an import ban required by the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 
2003 and prohibiting exports of financial services to Burma and the 
dealing in property in which certain designated Burmese persons have an 
interest.
Because actions and policies of the Government of Burma continue to pose 
an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign 
policy of the United States, the national emergency declared on May 20, 
1997, and the measures adopted on that date to deal with that emergency 
must continue in effect beyond May 20, 2004. Therefore, in accordance 
with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), 
I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency with respect to Burma.

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This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted 
to the Congress.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    May 17, 2004.



Notice of May 20, 2004

Continuation of the National Emergency Protecting the Development Fund 
for Iraq and Certain Other Property in Which Iraq Has an Interest

On May 22, 2003, by Executive Order 13303, I declared a national 
emergency protecting the Development Fund for Iraq and certain other 
property in which Iraq has an interest, pursuant to the International 
Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706). I took this action 
to deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national 
security and foreign policy of the United States posed by the obstacles 
to the orderly reconstruction of Iraq, the restoration and maintenance 
of peace and security in the country, and the development of political, 
administrative, and economic institutions in Iraq constituted by the 
threat of attachment or other judicial process against the Development 
Fund for Iraq, Iraqi petroleum and petroleum products, and interests 
therein, and proceeds, obligations, or any financial instruments of any 
nature whatsoever arising from or related to the sale or marketing 
thereof.
On August 28, 2003, in Executive Order 13315, I expanded the scope of 
this national emergency to block the property of the former Iraqi 
regime, its senior officials and their family members as the removal of 
Iraqi property from that country by certain senior officials of the 
former Iraqi regime and their immediate family members constitutes an 
obstacle to the orderly reconstruction of Iraq, the restoration and 
maintenance of peace and security in the country, and the development of 
political, administrative, and economic institutions in Iraq.
Because these obstacles to the orderly reconstruction of Iraq, the 
restoration and maintenance of peace and security in the country, and 
the development of political, administrative, and economic institutions 
in Iraq continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the 
national security and foreign policy of the United States, the national 
emergency declared on May 22, 2003, and the measures adopted on that 
date and on August 28, 2003, to deal with that emergency, must continue 
in effect beyond May 22, 2004. Therefore, in accordance with section 
202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am 
continuing for 1 year the national emergency protecting the Development 
Fund for Iraq and certain other property in which Iraq has an interest.

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This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted 
to the Congress.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    May 20, 2004.



Presidential Determination No. 2004-31 of May 25, 2004

Waiving Prohibition on United States Military Assistance With Respect to 
Burkina Faso and Dominica

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Consistent with the authority vested in me by section 2007 of the 
American Servicemembers' Protection Act of 2002 (the ``Act''), title II 
of Public Law 107-206 (22 U.S.C. 7421 et seq.), I hereby:

                                                                
    Determine that Burkina Faso and Dominica have each entered into an 
    agreement with the United States pursuant to Article 98 of the Rome 
    Statute preventing the International Criminal Court from processing 
    against U.S. personnel present in such countries; and

                                                                
    Waive the prohibition of section 2007(a) of the Act with respect to 
    these countries for as long as such agreement remains in force.

You are authorized and directed to report this determination to the 
Congress and to arrange for its publication in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, May 25, 2004.



Memorandum of June 3, 2004

Command and Control of National Guard for 2004 Group of Eight (``G8'') 
Summit

Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States, including section 301 of title 3, United 
States Code, I hereby delegate to you the functions and authority of the 
President contained in section 325 of title 32, United States Code, with 
respect to activities related to the G8 Summit.

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You are further authorized and directed to make necessary arrangements 
to fund this activity from the proper appropriation and to publish this 
memorandum in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, June 3, 2004.



Memorandum of June 3, 2004

Secret Service Protection for Distinguished Foreign Visitors to the 2004 
Group of Eight (``G8'') Summit

Memorandum for the Secretary of Homeland Security
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States, including section 301 of title 3, United 
States Code, I hereby delegate to you the functions and authority of the 
President contained in section 3056 of title 18, United States Code, 
with respect to protecting distinguished foreign visitors to the 2004 
Group of Eight (``G8'') Summit.
You are further authorized and directed to make necessary arrangements 
to fund this activity from the proper appropriation and to publish this 
memorandum in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, June 3, 2004.



Presidential Determination No. 2004-32 of June 3, 2004

Determination Under Subsection 402(d)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974, as 
Amended--Continuation of Waiver Authority for Turkmenistan

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Pursuant to the authority vested in me under the Trade Act of 1974, as 
amended, Public Law 93-618, 88 Stat. 1978 (hereinafter the ``Act''), I 
determine, pursuant to section 402(d)(1) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. 
2432(d)(1), that the further extension of the waiver authority granted 
by section 402 of the Act will substantially promote the objectives of 
section 402 of the Act. I further determine that continuation of the 
waiver applicable to Turkmenistan will substantially promote the 
objectives of section 402 of the Act.

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You are authorized and directed to publish this determination in the 
Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, June 3, 2004.



Presidential Determination No. 2004-33 of June 3, 2004

Determination Under Subsection 402(d)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974, as 
Amended--Continuation of Waiver Authority for the Republic of Belarus

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Pursuant to the authority vested in me under the Trade Act of 1974, as 
amended, Public Law 93-618, 88 Stat. 1978 (hereinafter the ``Act''), I 
determine, pursuant to section 402(d)(1) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. 
2432(d)(1), that the further extension of the waiver authority granted 
by section 402 of the Act will substantially promote the objectives of 
section 402 of the Act. I further determine that continuation of the 
waiver applicable to the Republic of Belarus will substantially promote 
the objectives of section 402 of the Act.
You are authorized and directed to publish this determination in the 
Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, June 3, 2004.



Presidential Determination No. 2004-34 of June 3, 2004

Determination Under Subsection 402(d)(1) of the Trade Act of 1974, as 
Amended--Continuation of Waiver Authority for Vietnam

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Pursuant to the authority vested in me under the Trade Act of 1974, as 
amended, Public Law 93-618, 88 Stat. 1978 (hereinafter the ``Act''), I 
determine, pursuant to subsection 402(d)(1) of the Act, 19 U.S.C. 
2432(d)(1), that the further extension of the waiver authority granted 
by section 402 of the Act will substantially promote the objectives of 
section 402 of the Act. I further determine that continuation of the 
waiver applicable to Vietnam will substantially promote the objectives 
of section 402 of the Act.

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You are authorized and directed to publish this determination in the 
Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, June 3, 2004.



Presidential Determination No. 2004-35 of June 3, 2004

Designation of the Kingdom of Morocco as a Major Non-NATO Ally

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Consistent with the authority vested in me by section 517 of the Foreign 
Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (the ``Act''), I hereby designate the 
Kingdom of Morocco as a Major Non-NATO Ally of the United States for the 
purposes of the Act and the Arms Export Control Act.
You are authorized and directed to publish this determination in the 
Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, June 3, 2004.



Memorandum of June 14, 2004

Certification Concerning U.S. Participation in the United Nations 
Stabilization Mission in Haiti Consistent with Section 2005 of the 
American Servicemembers' Protection Act

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Consistent with section 2005 of the American Servicemembers' Protection 
Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-206; 22 U.S.C. 7421 et seq.), concerning the 
participation of members of the Armed Forces of the United States in 
certain U.N. peacekeeping and peace enforcement operations, I hereby 
certify that members of the U.S. Armed Forces participating in the 
United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) are without 
risk of criminal prosecution or other assertion of jurisdiction by the 
International Criminal Court because Haiti has entered into an agreement 
in accordance with Article 98 of the Rome Statute preventing the 
International Criminal Court from proceeding against members of the 
Armed Forces of the United States present in that country.

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You are authorized and directed to submit this certification to the 
Congress and arrange for its publication in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, June 14, 2004.



Notice of June 15, 2004

Notice of Intention To Enter Into a Free Trade Agreement With Bahrain

Consistent with section 2105(a)(1)(A) of the Trade Act of 2002, I have 
notified the Congress of my intention to enter into a free trade 
agreement with the Kingdom of Bahrain.
Consistent with section 2105(a)(1)(A) of that Act, this notice shall be 
published in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    June 15, 2004.



Presidential Determination No. 2004-36 of June 15, 2004

Suspension of Limitations Under the Jerusalem Embassy Act

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Pursuant to the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution 
and the laws of the United States, including section 7(a) of the 
Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-45) (the ``Act''), I 
hereby determine that it is necessary to protect the national security 
interests of the United States to suspend for a period of 6 months the 
limitations set forth in sections 3(b) and 7(b) of the Act. My 
Administration remains committed to beginning the process of moving our 
embassy to Jerusalem.
You are hereby authorized and directed to transmit this determination to 
the Congress, accompanied by a report in accordance with section 7(a) of 
the Act, and to publish the determination in the Federal Register.
This suspension shall take effect after transmission of this 
determination and report to the Congress.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, June 15, 2004.

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Notice of June 16, 2004

Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Risk of 
Nuclear Proliferation Created by the Accumulation of Weapons-Usable 
Fissile Material in the Territory of the Russian Federation

On June 21, 2000, the President issued Executive Order 13159 (the 
``Order'') blocking property and interests in property of the Government 
of the Russian Federation that are in the United States, that hereafter 
come within the United States, or that are or hereinafter come within 
the possession or control of United States persons that are directly 
related to the implementation of the Agreement Between the Government of 
the United States of America and the Government of the Russian 
Federation Concerning the Disposition of Highly Enriched Uranium 
Extracted from Nuclear Weapons, dated February 18, 1993, and related 
contracts and agreements (collectively, the ``HEU Agreements''). The HEU 
Agreements allow for the downblending of highly enriched uranium derived 
from nuclear weapons to low enriched uranium for peaceful commercial 
purposes. The Order invoked the authority, inter alia, of the 
International Emergency Economic Powers Act, 50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq., and 
declared a national emergency to deal with the unusual and extraordinary 
threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States 
posed by the risk of nuclear proliferation created by the accumulation 
of a large volume of weapons-usable fissile material in the territory of 
the Russian Federation.
A major national security goal of the United States is to ensure that 
fissile material removed from Russian nuclear weapons pursuant to 
various arms control and disarmament agreements is dedicated to peaceful 
uses (such as downblending to low enriched uranium for peaceful 
commercial uses), subject to transparency measures, and protected from 
diversion to activities of proliferation concern. Pursuant to the HEU 
Agreements, weapons-grade uranium extracted from Russian nuclear weapons 
is converted to low enriched uranium for use as fuel in commercial 
nuclear reactors. The Order blocks and protects from attachment, 
judgment, decree, lien, execution, garnishment, or other judicial 
process the property and interests in property of the Government of the 
Russian Federation that are directly related to the implementation of 
the HEU Agreements and that are in the United States, that hereafter 
come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the 
possession or control of United States persons.
The national emergency declared on June 21, 2000, must continue beyond 
June 21, 2004, to provide continued protection from attachment, 
judgment, decree, lien, execution, garnishment, or other judicial 
process for the property and interests in property of the Government of 
the Russian Federation that are directly related to the implementation 
of the HEU Agreements and subject to U.S. jurisdiction. Therefore, in 
accordance with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 
U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency with 
respect to weapons-usable fissile material

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in the territory of the Russian Federation. This notice shall be 
published in the Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    June 16, 2004.



Presidential Determination No. 2004-37 of June 16, 2004

Designation of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan as a Major Non-NATO Ally

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Consistent with the authority vested in me by section 517 of the Foreign 
Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (the ``Act''), I hereby designate the 
Islamic Republic of Pakistan as a Major Non-NATO Ally of the United 
States for the purposes of the Act and the Arms Export Control Act.
You are authorized and directed to publish this determination in the 
Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, June 16, 2004.



Notice of June 24, 2004

Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to the Western 
Balkans

On June 26, 2001, by Executive Order 13219, I declared a national 
emergency with respect to the Western Balkans pursuant to the 
International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) to 
deal with the unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security 
and foreign policy of the United States constituted by the actions of 
persons engaged in, or assisting, sponsoring, or supporting (i) 
extremist violence in the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, and 
elsewhere in the Western Balkans region, or (ii) acts obstructing 
implementation of the Dayton Accords in Bosnia or United Nations 
Security Council Resolution 1244 of June 10, 1999, in Kosovo. Subsequent 
to the declaration of the national emergency, the actions of persons 
obstructing implementation of the Ohrid Framework Agreement of 2001 in 
the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia also became a pressing 
concern. I amended Executive Order 13219 on May 28, 2003, in Executive 
Order 13304 to address this concern and to take additional steps with 
respect to the national emergency. Because the actions of persons 
threatening the peace and international stabilization efforts in the 
Western Balkans continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to 
the national security and foreign policy of the United States, the 
national emergency declared on June 26, 2001, and the measures adopted 
on that

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date and thereafter to deal with that emergency, must continue in effect 
beyond June 26, 2004. Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of 
the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 
year the national emergency with respect to the Western Balkans.
This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted 
to the Congress.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    June 24, 2004.



Presidential Determination No. 2004-38 of June 24, 2004

Determination Pursuant to Section 2(c)(1) of the Migration and Refugee 
Assistance Act of 1962, as Amended

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Pursuant to section 2(c)(1) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act 
of 1962, as amended, 22 U.S.C. 2601(c)(1), I hereby determine that it is 
important to the national interest that up to $34 million be made 
available from the U.S. Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund 
to meet unexpected urgent refugee and migration needs, including those 
of refugees, displaced persons, conflict victims, and other persons at 
risk, from the crises in the West Bank and Gaza, Sudan, and Chad. These 
funds may be used, as appropriate, to provide contributions to 
international, governmental, and nongovernmental organizations, and, as 
necessary, for administrative expenses of the Bureau of Population, 
Refugees, and Migration.
You are authorized and directed to inform the appropriate committees of 
the Congress of this determination and the obligation of funds under 
this authority, and to arrange for the publication of this memorandum in 
the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, June 24, 2004.



Presidential Determination No. 2004-39 of June 25, 2004

Imposition and Waiver of Sanctions Under Section 604 of the FY 2003 
Foreign Relations Authorization Act (Public Law 107-228)

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Consistent with the authority contained in section 604 of the FY 2003 
Foreign Relations Authorization Act (Public Law 107-228) (the ``Act''), 
and with reference to the determinations set out in the report to 
Congress transmitted herewith, consistent with section 603 of that Act, 
regarding non-

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compliance by the PLO and the Palestinian Authority with certain 
commitments, I hereby impose the sanction set out in section 604(a)(2) 
``Downgrade in Status of the PLO Office in the United States.'' This 
sanction is imposed for a period of 180 days from the date hereof or 
until such time as the next report required by section 603 of the Act is 
transmitted to the Congress, whichever is later.
You are authorized and directed to transmit to the appropriate 
Congressional committees the initial report described in section 603 of 
the Act.
Furthermore, I hereby determine that it is in the national security 
interest of the United States to waive that sanction, pursuant to 
section 604 of the Act. This waiver shall be effective for a period of 
180 days from the date hereof or until such time as the next report 
required by section 603 of the Act is transmitted to the Congress, 
whichever is later. You are hereby authorized and directed to transmit 
this determination to the Congress and to publish it in the Federal 
Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, June 25, 2004.



Memorandum of June 29, 2004

Administration of Certain Appropriations Relating to Iraq

Memorandum for the Secretary of State[,] the Secretary of Defense[, and] 
the Director of the Office of Management and Budget
By the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
United States of America, including section 632 of the Foreign 
Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2392), I hereby direct as 
follows:
1. The unobligated balances as of the end of June 30, 2004, of the funds 
appropriated to the President under the heading, ``Operating Expenses of 
the Coalition Provisional Authority,'' in the Emergency Supplemental 
Appropriations Act for Defense and for the Reconstruction of Iraq and 
Afghanistan, 2004 (Public Law 108-106) and any funds appropriated to the 
President under that heading in any Act enacted subsequent to Public Law 
108-106 are transferred to the Secretary of State. Such amounts shall 
exclude those made available to the Inspector General of the Coalition 
Provisional Authority, and the amount reapportioned to ``Operating 
Expenses of the Coalition Provisional Authority'' on June 25, 2004. The 
Secretary of State shall ensure use of such funds in a manner consistent 
with Presidential guidance concerning United States Government 
operations in Iraq.
2. Effective at the end of June 30, 2004, this memorandum supersedes 
paragraph 1 of the Presidential Memorandum entitled, ``Transfer of Funds 
Appropriated to the President under the heading Operating Expenses of 
the Coalition Provisional Authority, and Delegation of the Functions of 
the President under the heading Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund, in 
the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense and for the 
Reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, 2004'' (December 5, 2003).

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The Secretary of State is authorized and directed to publish this 
memorandum in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, June 29, 2004.



Memorandum of July 2, 2004

Delegation of Certain Reporting Authority

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws 
of the United States, including section 301 of title 3, United States 
Code, I hereby delegate to you the functions and authority conferred 
upon the President by section 4 of the Authorization for Use of Military 
Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002, Public Law 107-243, and by 
section 3 of the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq 
Resolution, Public Law 102-1, to make the specified reports to the 
Congress.
You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the 
Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, July 2, 2004.



Memorandum of July 5, 2004

Delegation of Authority Under Section 517(a) of the National Defense 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004

Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense
By the authority vested in me the Constitution and the laws of the 
United States of America, including section 301 of title 3, United 
States Code, I hereby delegate to you the authority vested in the 
President under section 517(a) of the National Defense Authorization Act 
for Fiscal Year 2004 (Public Law 108-136).
The authority delegated by this memorandum may be redelegated in writing 
no lower than the Under Secretary of Defense level.
Any reference in this memorandum to the provision of any Act shall be 
deemed to include references to any hereafter-enacted provision of law 
that

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is the same or substantially the same as such provision. You are 
authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal 
Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, July 5, 2004.



Memorandum of July 8, 2004

Delegation of Responsibility under Section 1523 of the Strom Thurmond 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999, As Amended

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of 
the United States of America, including section 301 of title 3, United 
States Code, I hereby delegate to you the functions conferred upon the 
President by section 1523 of the Strom Thurmond National Defense 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1999 (Public Law 105-261), as amended 
(the ``Act'').
Any reference in this memorandum to the provision of any Act shall be 
deemed to include references to any hereafter-enacted provision of law 
that is the same or substantially the same as such provision.
You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the 
Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, July 8, 2004.



Presidential Determination No. 2004-40 of July 21, 2004

Eligibility of Iraq to Receive Defense Articles and Services Under the 
Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as Amended, and the Arms Export Control 
Act, as Amended

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws 
of the United States, including section 503(a) of the Foreign Assistance 
Act of 1961, as amended, and section 3(a)(1) of the Arms Export Control 
Act, as amended, I hereby find that the furnishing of defense articles 
and services to Iraq will strengthen the security of the United States 
and promote world peace.

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You are authorized and directed to report this finding to the Congress 
and to publish it in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, July 21, 2004.



Memorandum of July 23, 2004

National Guard Support for 2004 Democratic and Republican National 
Conventions and Other Appropriate Events

Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States, including section 301 of title 3, United 
States Code, I hereby delegate to you the functions and authority of the 
President contained in section 325 of title 32, United States Code, with 
respect to activities related to the 2004 Democratic and Republican 
National Conventions, and other appropriate events as you determine from 
time to time in consultation with the Assistant to the President for 
Homeland Security.
You are further authorized and directed to make necessary arrangements 
to fund this activity from the proper appropriations and to publish this 
memorandum in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, July 23, 2004.



Notice of August 6, 2004

Continuation of Emergency Regarding Export Control Regulations

On August 17, 2001, consistent with the authority provided me under the 
International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), I 
issued Executive Order 13222. In that order, I declared a national 
emergency with respect to the unusual and extraordinary threat to the 
national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States in 
light of the expiration of the Export Administration Act of 1979, as 
amended (50 U.S.C. App. 2401 et seq.). Because the Export Administration 
Act has not been renewed by the Congress, the national emergency 
declared on August 17,

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2001, and renewed on August 14, 2002, and on August 7, 2003, must 
continue in effect beyond August 17, 2004. Therefore, in accordance with 
section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am 
continuing for 1 year the national emergency declared in Executive Order 
13222.
This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted 
to the Congress.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, August 6, 2004.



Presidential Determination No. 2004-41 of August 6, 2004

Waiving Prohibition on United States Military Assistance with Respect to 
the Republic of the Congo

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Consistent with the authority vested in me by section 2007 of the 
American Servicemembers' Protection Act of 2002 (the ``Act''), title II 
of Public Law 107-206 (22 U.S.C. 7421 et seq.), I hereby:
                                                                
     Determine that the Republic of the Congo has entered into an 
    agreement with the United States pursuant to Article 98 of the Rome 
    Statute preventing the International Criminal Court from proceeding 
    against U.S. personnel present in such countries; and
                                                                
     Waive the prohibition of section 2007(a) of the Act with respect to 
    this country for as long as such agreement remains in force.
You are authorized and directed to report this determination to the 
Congress, and to arrange for its publication in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, August 6, 2004.



Presidential Determination No. 2004-42 of August 17, 2004

Continuation of U.S. Drug Interdiction Assistance to the Government of 
Colombia

Memorandum for the Secretary of State [and] the Secretary of Defense
Pursuant to the authority vested in me by section 1012 of the National 
Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995, as amended (22 U.S.C. 
2291-4), I hereby certify, with respect to Colombia, that: (1) 
interdiction of aircraft reasonably suspected to be primarily engaged in 
illicit drug trafficking in that country's airspace is necessary because 
of the extraordinary threat posed by illicit drug trafficking to the 
national security of that country; and

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(2) that country has appropriate procedures in place to protect against 
innocent loss of life in the air and on the ground in connection with 
such interdiction, which shall at a minimum include effective means to 
identify and warn an aircraft before the use of force is directed 
against the aircraft.
The Secretary of State is authorized and directed to publish this 
determination in the Federal Register and to notify the Congress of this 
determination.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, August 17, 2004.



Presidential Determination No. 2004-43 of August 20, 2004

Determination to Make Available Assistance for Liberia

Memorandum for the Secretary of State[,] the Secretary of Defense[,] the 
Secretary of the Treasury[, and] the Administrator, United States Agency 
for International Development
Consistent with the authority vested in me under the Act Making 
Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Defense and for the 
Reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan, 2004 (Public Law 108-106), under 
the heading ``International Disaster and Famine Assistance,'' I hereby 
determine that it is in the national interest and essential to efforts 
to reduce international terrorism to furnish $86 million in assistance 
for Liberia from funds made available under that heading.
The Secretary of State is authorized and directed to report this 
determination to the Congress and to arrange for its publication in the 
Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, August 20, 2004.



Notice of September 10, 2004

Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Certain Terrorist 
Attacks

Consistent with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 
U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency I 
declared on September 14, 2001, in Proclamation 7463, with respect to 
the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, New York, New York, and 
the Pentagon, and the continuing and immediate threat of further attacks 
on the United States.
By Executive Order 13223 of September 14, 2001, and Executive Order 
13253 of January 16, 2002, I delegated authority to the Secretary of 
Defense

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and the Secretary of Transportation to order members of the Reserve 
Components to active duty and to waive certain statutory military 
personnel requirements. By Executive Order 13235 of November 16, 2001, I 
delegated authority to the Secretary of Defense to exercise certain 
emergency construction authority. By Executive Order 13286 of February 
28, 2003, I transferred the authority delegated to the Secretary of 
Transportation in Executive Order 13223 to the Secretary of Homeland 
Security.
Because the terrorist threat continues, the national emergency declared 
on September 14, 2001, and the measures taken on September 14, 2001, 
November 16, 2001, and January 16, 2002, to deal with that emergency, 
must continue in effect beyond September 14, 2004. Therefore, I am 
continuing in effect for an additional year the national emergency I 
declared on September 14, 2001, with respect to the terrorist threat.
This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted 
to the Congress.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, September 10, 2004.



Presidential Determination No. 2004-44 of September 10, 2004

Presidential Determination and Certification Concerning Libya Under 
Section 101 and 102(b) of the Arms Export Control Act and Determination 
on Export-Import Bank Support for U.S. Exports to Libya

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Pursuant to section 101 of the Arms Export Control Act, I hereby 
determine that Libya received nuclear enrichment equipment, material, or 
technology after August 4, 1977. I hereby determine and certify that the 
continued termination of assistance, as required by this section, would 
have a serious adverse effect on vital United States interests and that 
I have received reliable assurances that Libya will not acquire or 
develop nuclear weapons or assist other nations in doing so.
Pursuant to section 102(b) of the Arms Export Control Act, I hereby 
determine that Libya, a non-nuclear weapon state, sought and received 
design information that I determine to be important to, and intended by 
Libya for use in, the development or manufacture of a nuclear explosive 
device. I hereby determine and certify that the application of 
sanctions, as required by this section, would have a serious adverse 
effect on vital United States interests.
Pursuant to section 2(b)(4) of the Export-Import Bank Act of 1945, as 
amended, I hereby determine and certify that it is in the national 
interest for the Export-Import Bank to guarantee, insure, or extend 
credit, or participate in the extension of credit in support of United 
States exports to Libya.
You are directed to report this determination to the Congress and to 
provide copies of the justification explaining the basis for this 
determination.

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You are further directed to publish this determination in the Federal 
Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, September 10, 2004.



Presidential Determination No. 2004-45 of September 10, 2004

Continuation of the Exercise of Certain Authorities under the Trading 
with the Enemy Act

Memorandum for the Secretary of State [and] the Secretary of the 
Treasury
Under section 101(b) of Public Law 95-223 (91 Stat. 1625; 50 U.S.C. App. 
5(b) note), and a previous determination on September 12, 2003 (68 Fed. 
Reg. 54325), the exercise of certain authorities under the Trading with 
the Enemy Act is scheduled to terminate on September 14, 2004.
I hereby determine that the continuation for 1 year of the exercise of 
those authorities with respect to the applicable countries is in the 
national interest of the United States.
Therefore, pursuant to the authority vested in me by section 101(b) of 
Public Law 95-223, I continue for 1 year, until September 14, 2005, the 
exercise of those authorities with respect to countries affected by:
(1) the Foreign Assets Control Regulations, 31 C.F.R. part 500;
(2) the Transaction Control Regulations, 31 C.F.R. part 505; and
(3) the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, 31 C.F.R. part 515.
The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized and directed to publish this 
determination in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, September 10, 2004.



Presidential Determination No. 2004-46 of September 10, 2004

Presidential Determination with Respect to Foreign Governments' Efforts 
Regarding Trafficking in Persons

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Consistent with section 110 of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 
2000 (Division A of Public Law 106-386), as amended, (the ``Act''), I 
hereby:
Make the determination provided in section 110(d)(1)(A)(i) of the Act, 
with respect to Equatorial Guinea and Venezuela, not to provide certain 
funding for those countries' governments for fiscal year 2005, until 
such government complies with the minimum standards or makes significant 
efforts to

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bring itself into compliance, as may be determined by the Secretary of 
State in a report to the Congress pursuant to section 110(b) of the Act;
Make the determination provided in section 110(d)(1)(A)(ii) of the Act, 
with respect to Burma, Cuba, Sudan, and North Korea, not to provide 
certain funding for those countries' governments for fiscal year 2005, 
until such government complies with the minimum standards or makes 
significant efforts to bring itself into compliance, as may be 
determined by the Secretary of State in a report to the Congress 
pursuant to section 110(b) of the Act;
Make the determination provided in section 110(d)(3) of the Act, 
concerning the determinations of the Deputy Secretary of State with 
respect to Bangladesh, Ecuador, Guyana, and Sierra Leone;
Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to 
Equatorial Guinea, for the implementation of programs, projects, or 
activities regarding police professionalization, business 
responsibility, and promotion of the rule of law, that provision to 
Equatorial Guinea of the assistance described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(i) 
of the Act for such programs, projects, or activities would promote the 
purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the national interest of the 
United States;
Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to 
Sudan, for all programs, projects, or activities of assistance as may be 
necessary to implement a North/South peace accord and to address the 
crisis in Darfur, that provision to Sudan of the assistance described in 
section 110(d)(1)(B) of the Act for such programs, projects, or 
activities would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in the 
national interest of the United States; and
Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with respect to 
Venezuela, for all programs, projects, or activities designed to 
strengthen the democratic process, including strengthening of political 
parties and supporting electoral observation and monitoring, that 
provision to Venezuela of the assistance described in sections 
110(d)(1)(A)(i) and 110(d)(1)(B) of the Act for such programs, projects, 
or activities would promote the purposes of the Act or is otherwise in 
the national interest of the United States.
The certification required by section 110(e) of the Act is provided 
herewith.
You are hereby authorized and directed to submit this determination to 
the Congress, and to publish it in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, September 10, 2004.

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Presidential Determination No. 2004-47 of September 15, 2004

Presidential Determination on Major Drug Transit or Major Illicit Drug 
Producing Countries for FY05

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Pursuant to section 706(1) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, 
Fiscal Year 2003 (Public Law 107-228) (FRAA), I hereby identify the 
following countries as major drug-transit or major illicit drug 
producing countries: Afghanistan, The Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Burma, 
China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, India, 
Jamaica, Laos, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, 
Venezuela, and Vietnam.
The Majors List applies by its terms to ``countries.'' The United States 
Government interprets the term broadly to include entities that exercise 
autonomy over actions or omissions that could lead to a decision to 
place them on the list and, subsequently, to determine their eligibility 
for certification. A country's presence on the Majors List is not 
necessarily an adverse reflection of its government's counternarcotics 
efforts or level of cooperation with the United States. Consistent with 
the statutory definition of a major drug-transit or drug-producing 
country set forth in section 481(e)(5) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 
1961, as amended (FAA), one of the reasons that major drug-transit or 
illicit drug producing countries are placed on the list is the 
combination of geographical, commercial, and economic factors that allow 
drugs to transit or be produced despite the concerned government's most 
assiduous enforcement measures.
Pursuant to section 706(2)(A) of the FRAA, I hereby designate Burma as a 
country that has failed demonstrably during the previous 12 months to 
adhere to its obligations under international counternarcotics 
agreements and take the measures set forth in section 489(a)(1) of the 
FAA. Attached to this report is a justification (statement of 
explanation) for the determination on Burma, as required by section 
706(2)(B).
I have removed Thailand from the list of major drug-transit or major 
illicit drug producing countries. Thailand's opium poppy cultivation is 
well below the levels specified in the FRAA; no heroin processing 
laboratories have been found in Thailand for several years, and Thailand 
is no longer a significant direct source of illicit narcotic or 
psychotropic drugs or other controlled substances significantly 
affecting the United States; nor is it a country through which such 
drugs or substances are transported.
In contrast to the Government of Haiti's dismal performance last year 
under the Aristide regime, the new Interim Government of Haiti (IGOH), 
headed by Prime Minister Latortue, has taken substantive--if limited--
counternarcotics actions in the few months it has been in office. 
Nevertheless, we remain deeply concerned about the ability of Haitian 
law enforcement to reorganize and restructure sufficiently to carry out 
sustained counternarcotics efforts.
The decreased use of MDMA (Ecstasy) among young people in the United 
States is a hopeful sign, but we continue to place priority on stopping 
the threat of club drugs, including MDMA, of which The Netherlands 
continues to be the dominant source country. The Government of The 
Netherlands is an enthusiastic and capable partner, and we commend its 
efforts.

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We continue to be concerned, however, by obstacles to mutual legal 
assistance and extradition from The Netherlands. There is a need to work 
more deliberately to disrupt the criminal organizations responsible for 
the production and trafficking of synthetic drugs. Specifically, we urge 
enhanced use of financial investigation, including full exploitation of 
anti-money laundering statutes and financial investigators to identify 
and dismantle trafficking organizations, and to seize and forfeit the 
assets acquired from the drug trade.
While the vast majority of illicit drugs entering the United States 
continue to come from South America and Mexico, we remain concerned 
about the substantial flow of illicit drugs from Canada. I commend 
Canada for its successful efforts to curb the diversion of precursor 
chemicals used in methamphetamine production. We are now working 
intensively with Canadian authorities to address the increase in the 
smuggling of Canadian-produced marijuana into the United States; however 
we are concerned the lack of significant judicial sanctions against 
marijuana producers is resulting in greater involvement in the 
burgeoning marijuana industry by organized criminal groups. Canada has 
expressed concern to us about the flow of cocaine and other illicit 
substances through the United States into Canada. United States and 
Canadian law enforcement personnel have collaborated on a number of 
investigations that have led to the dismantling of several criminal 
organizations. The two governments will continue to work closely in the 
year ahead to confront these shared threats.
Nigeria put measures in place to increase the effectiveness of the 
National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, and also arrested a trafficker 
wanted by the United States, which met the agreed-upon interdiction 
targets. However, Nigeria must take significant and decisive action to 
investigate and prosecute political corruption, which continues to 
undermine the transparency of its government. President Obasanjo took 
steps to address corruption at the G-8 meetings in Sea Island, Georgia, 
by entering into a Compact to Promote Transparency and Combat 
Corruption. Positive transparent measures will in turn benefit Nigeria's 
anti-narcotics efforts, the rule of law, and all democratic 
institutions.
Despite good faith efforts on the part of the central Afghanistan 
government, we are concerned about increased opium crop production in 
the provinces.
We are deeply concerned about heroin and methamphetamine linked to North 
Korea being trafficked to East Asian countries. We consider it highly 
likely that state agents and enterprises in North Korea are involved in 
the narcotics trade. While we know that some opium poppy is cultivated 
in North Korea, reliable information confirming the extent of opium 
production is currently lacking. There are also clear indications that 
North Koreans traffic in, and probably manufacture, methamphetamine. In 
recent years, authorities in the region have routinely seized shipments 
of methamphetamine and/or heroin that had been transferred to 
traffickers' ships from North Korean vessels. The April 2003 seizure of 
125 kilograms of heroin smuggled to Australia aboard the North Korean-
owned vessel ``Pong Su'' is the latest and largest seizure of heroin 
pointing to North Korean complicity in the drug trade. Although there is 
no evidence that narcotics originating in or transiting North Korea 
reach the United States, we are

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working closely with our partners in the region to stop North Korean 
involvement in illicit narcotics production and trafficking.
We appreciate the efforts of China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and others in the 
region to stop the diversion of pseudoephedrine and ephedrine used to 
manufacture methamphetamine. However, considering the growing 
methamphetamine problem in North America and Asia, additional 
collaborative efforts to control these precursor chemicals are 
necessary.
You are hereby authorized and directed to submit this report under 
section 706 of the FRAA, transmit it to the Congress, and publish it in 
the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, September 15, 2004.



Presidential Determination No. 2004-48 of September 20, 2004

Intention to Grant Waiver of the Application of Section 901(j) of the 
Internal Revenue Code with Respect to Libya

Memorandum for the Secretary of the Treasury
By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws 
of the United States, including section 901(j)(5) of the Internal 
Revenue Code (the ``Code'') and section 301 of title 3, United States 
Code:
    (a) I hereby determine that the waiver of the application of section 
901(j)(1) of the Code with respect to Libya is in the national interest 
of the United States and will expand trade and investment opportunities 
for U.S. companies in Libya;
    (b) I intend to grant such a waiver with respect to Libya; and
    (c) I authorize and direct you to report to the Congress in 
accordance with section 901(j)(5)(B) of the Code my intention to grant 
the waiver and the reason for this determination and to arrange for 
publication of this determination in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, September 20, 2004.

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Presidential Determination No. 2004-49 of September 20, 2004

Determination and Waiver of Application of Section 908(a)(1) of the 
Trade Sanctions Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000 with Respect 
to Libya

Memorandum for the Secretary of State[,] the Secretary of Agriculture[, 
and] the Secretary of Commerce
By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of 
the United States, including section 908(a)(3) of the Trade Sanctions 
Reform and Export Enhancement Act of 2000, title IX, Public Law 106-387 
(TSRA), I hereby determine that waiver of the application of section 
908(a)(1) of TSRA with respect to Libya is in the national security 
interest of the United States and hereby waive the application of that 
section with respect to Libya.
The Secretary of State is hereby authorized and directed to report this 
determination and waiver to the Congress and to arrange for its 
publication in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, September 20, 2004.



Notice of September 21, 2004

Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Persons Who 
Commit, Threaten To Commit, or Support Terrorism

On September 23, 2001, by Executive Order 13224, I declared a national 
emergency with respect to persons who commit, threaten to commit, or 
support terrorism, pursuant to the International Emergency Economic 
Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706). I took this action to deal with the 
unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign 
policy, and economy of the United States constituted by the grave acts 
of terrorism and threats of terrorism committed by foreign terrorists, 
including the terrorist attacks in New York, in Pennsylvania, and 
against the Pentagon committed on September 11, 2001, and the continuing 
and immediate threat of further attacks against United States nationals 
or the United States. Because the actions of these persons who commit, 
threaten to commit, or support terrorism continue to pose an unusual and 
extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and 
economy of the United States, the national emergency declared on 
September 23, 2001, and the measures adopted on that date to deal with 
that emergency, must continue in effect beyond September 23, 2004. 
Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies 
Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national 
emergency with respect to persons who commit, threaten to commit, or 
support terrorism.

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This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted 
to the Congress.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, September 21, 2004.



Presidential Determination No. 2004-50 of September 24, 2004

Presidential Determination on Eligibility of the African Union to 
Receive Defense Articles and Services Under the Foreign Assistance Act 
of 1961, as Amended, and the Arms Export Control Act, as Amended

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws 
of the United States, including section 503(a) of the Foreign Assistance 
Act of 1961, as amended, and section 3(a)(1) of the Arms Export Control 
Act, as amended, I hereby find that the furnishing of defense articles 
and services to the African Union will strengthen the security of the 
United States and promote world peace.
You are authorized and directed to report this finding to the Congress 
and to publish it in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, September 24, 2004.



Presidential Determination No. 2004-51 of September 24, 2004

Determination to Make Available Assistance for Sudan

Memorandum for the Secretary of State[,] the Secretary of the 
Treasury[,] the Secretary of Defense[, and] the Administrator, United 
States Agency for International Development
Consistent with the authority vested in me by the Emergency Supplemental 
Appropriations Act for Defense and for the Reconstruction of Iraq and 
Afghanistan, 2004 (Public Law 108-106), under the heading 
``International Disaster and Famine Assistance,'' I hereby determine 
that it is in the national interest of the United States and essential 
to efforts to reduce international terrorism to furnish $20 million in 
assistance for Sudan from funds made available under that heading.

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The Secretary of State is authorized and directed to report this 
determination to the Congress and to arrange for its publication in the 
Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, September 24, 2004.



Presidential Determination No. 2004-52 of September 24, 2004

Certification Permitting Rescission of Iraq as a Sponsor of Terrorism

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
On September 13, 1990, Acting Secretary of State Eagleburger designated 
Iraq as a state sponsor of terrorism (55 Fed. Reg. 37793-01).
Consistent with section 6(j)(4)(A) of the Export Administration Act of 
1979, Public Law 96-72, as amended, and as continued in effect by 
Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 2001, 66 Fed. Reg. 44025, I hereby 
certify that:
                                                                     (1)
     There has been a fundamental change in the leadership and policies 
    of the Government of Iraq;
                                                                     (2)
     Iraq's government is not supporting acts of international 
    terrorism; and
                                                                     (3)
     Iraq's government has provided assurances that it will not support 
    acts of international terrorism in the future.
Accordingly, the prerequisites for your determination to rescind Iraq's 
designation as a state sponsor of terrorism will be satisfied once you 
have transmitted this certification to the Congress.
This certification shall also satisfy the provisions of section 
620A(c)(1) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, Public Law 87-195, as 
amended, and section 40(f)(1)(A) of the Arms Export Control Act, Public 
Law 90-629, as amended.
You are authorized and directed to report this certification to the 
Congress and to arrange for its publication in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, September 24, 2004.

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Presidential Determination No. 2004-53 of September 30, 2004

Presidential Determination on FY 2005 Refugee Admissions Numbers and 
Authorizations of In-Country Refugee Status Pursuant to Sections 207 and 
101(a)(42), respectively, of the Immigration and Nationality Act, and 
Determination Pursuant to Section 2(b)(2) of the Migration and Refugee 
Assistance Act, as Amended

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
In accordance with section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act 
(the ``Act'') (8 U.S.C. 1157), as amended, and after appropriate 
consultations with the Congress, I hereby make the following 
determinations and authorize the following actions:

The admission of up to 70,000 refugees to the United States during FY 2005 
is justified by humanitarian concerns or is otherwise in the national 
interest; provided, however, that this number shall be understood as 
including persons admitted to the United States during FY 2005 with Federal 
refugee resettlement assistance under the Amerasian immigrant admissions 
program, as provided below.

The 70,000 admissions numbers shall be allocated among refugees of 
special humanitarian concern to the United States in accordance with the 
following regional allocations; provided, however, that the number 
allocated to the East Asia region shall include persons admitted to the 
United States during FY 2005 with Federal refugee resettlement 
assistance under section 584 of the Foreign Operations, Export 
Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act of 1988, as contained 
in section 101(e) of Public Law 100-202 (Amerasian immigrants and their 
family members); provided further that the number allocated to the 
former Soviet Union shall include persons admitted who were nationals of 
the former Soviet Union, or in the case of persons having no 
nationality, who were habitual residents of the former Soviet Union, 
prior to September 2, 1991:

 
 
 
Africa                                     20,000
East Asia                                  13,000
Europe and Central Asia                    9,500
Latin America/Caribbean                    5,000
Near East/South Asia                       2,500
Unallocated Reserve                        20,000
 

The 20,000 unallocated refugee numbers shall be allocated to regional 
ceilings as needed. Upon providing notification to the Judiciary 
Committees of the Congress, you are hereby authorized to use unallocated 
numbers in regions where the need for additional numbers arises.
Additionally, upon notification to the Judiciary Committees of the 
Congress, you are further authorized to transfer unused numbers 
allocated to a particular region to one or more other regions, if there 
is a need for greater numbers for the region or regions to which the 
numbers are being transferred. Consistent with section 2(b)(2) of the 
Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962, as amended, I hereby 
determine that assistance to or on behalf of persons applying for 
admission to the United States as part of the

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overseas refugee admissions program will contribute to the foreign 
policy interests of the United States and designate such persons for 
this purpose.
An additional 10,000 refugee admissions numbers shall be made available 
during FY 2005 for the adjustment to permanent resident status under 
section 209(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1159(b)) 
of aliens who have been granted asylum in the United States under 
section 208 of the Act (8 U.S.C. 1158), as this is justified by 
humanitarian concerns or is otherwise in the national interest.
In accordance with section 101(a)(42) of the Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(42)), 
and after appropriate consultation with the Congress, I also specify 
that, for FY 2005, the following persons may, if otherwise qualified, be 
considered refugees for the purpose of admission to the United States 
within their countries of nationality or habitual residence:
                                                                      a.
     Persons in Vietnam
                                                                      b.
     Persons in Cuba
                                                                      c.
     Persons in the former Soviet Union
                                                                      d.
     In exceptional circumstances, persons identified by a U.S. Embassy 
    in and location
You are authorized and directed to report this determination to the 
Congress immediately and to publish it in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, September 30, 2004.



Presidential Determination No. 2004-54 of September 30, 2004

Transfer of Funds under Section 610 of the Foreign Assistance Act

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of 
the United States, including section 610 of the Foreign Assistance Act 
of 1961, as amended (the ``Act''), I hereby determine it necessary for 
the purposes of the Act that $24,852,500 made available under Chapter 3 
of Part I of the Act for Fiscal Year 2004 be transferred to, and 
consolidated with, funds made available under Chapter 4 of Part II of 
the Act, and such funds are hereby transferred and consolidated.
You are hereby authorized and directed to report this determination to 
the Congress and to arrange for its publication in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, September 30, 2004.

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Presidential Determination No. 2005-01 of October 7, 2004

Determination Pursuant to Section 2(c)(1) of the Migration and Refugee 
Assistance Act of 1962, as Amended

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Pursuant to section 2(c)(1) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act 
of 1962, as amended, 22 U.S.C. 2601(c)(1), I hereby determine that it is 
important to the national interest that up to $8 million be made 
available from the U.S. Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund 
to meet unexpected urgent refugee and migration needs related to the 
Burundi refugee repatriation and reintegration. These funds may be used, 
as appropriate, to provide contributions to international, governmental, 
and nongovernmental organizations, and, as necessary, for administrative 
expenses of the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration.
You are authorized and directed to inform the appropriate committees of 
the Congress of this determination and the obligation of funds under 
this authority, and to arrange for the publication of this memorandum in 
the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, October 7, 2004.



Presidential Determination No. 2005-02 of October 14, 2004

Waiver and Certification of Statutory Provisions Regarding the Palestine 
Liberation Organization

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Pursuant to the authority and conditions contained in section 534(d) of 
the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs 
Appropriations Act, 2004, Public Law 108-199, as provided for in the 
Joint Resolution Making Continuing Appropriations for the Fiscal Year 
2005, and for other Purposes (Public Law 108-309), I hereby determine 
and certify that it is important to the national security interests of 
the United States to waive the provisions of section 1003 of the Anti-
Terrorism Act of 1987, Public Law 100-204.
This waiver shall be effective for a period of 6 months from the date 
hereof. You are hereby authorized and directed to transmit this 
determination to the Congress and to publish it in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, October 14, 2004.

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Presidential Determination No. 2005-03 of October 16, 2004

Provision of U.S. Drug Interdiction Assistance to the Government of 
Brazil

Memorandum for the Secretary of State, [and] the Secretary of Defense
Pursuant to the authority vested in me by section 1012 of the National 
Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1995, as amended (22 U.S.C. 
2291-4), I hereby certify, with respect to Brazil, that: (1) 
interdiction of aircraft reasonably suspected to be primarily engaged in 
illicit drug trafficking in that country's airspace is necessary because 
of the extraordinary threat posed by illicit drug trafficking to the 
national security of that country; and (2) that country has appropriate 
procedures in place to protect against innocent loss of life in the air 
and on the ground in connection with such interdiction, which shall at a 
minimum include effective means to identify and warn an aircraft before 
the use of force is directed against the aircraft.
The Secretary of State is authorized and directed to publish this 
determination in the Federal Register and to notify the Congress of this 
determination.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, October 16, 2004.



Notice of October 19, 2004

Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Significant 
Narcotics Traffickers Centered in Colombia

On October 21, 1995, by Executive Order 12978, the President declared a 
national emergency pursuant to the International Emergency Economic 
Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) to deal with the unusual and 
extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and 
economy of the United States constituted by the actions of significant 
narcotics traffickers centered in Colombia, and the extreme level of 
violence, corruption, and harm such actions cause in the United States 
and abroad.
The order blocks all property and interests in property that are in the 
United States or within the possession or control of United States 
persons or foreign persons listed in an annex to the order, as well as 
of foreign persons determined to play a significant role in 
international narcotics trafficking centered in Colombia. The order 
similarly blocks all property and interests in property of foreign 
persons determined to materially assist in, or provide financial or 
technological support for or goods or services in support of, the 
narcotics trafficking activities of persons designated in or pursuant to 
the order, or persons determined to be owned or controlled by, or to act 
for or on behalf of, persons designated in or pursuant to the order. The 
order also prohibits any transaction or dealing by United States persons 
or within the United States in such property or interests in property.

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Because the actions of significant narcotics traffickers centered in 
Colombia continue to threaten the national security, foreign policy, and 
economy of the United States and to cause an extreme level of violence, 
corruption, and harm in the United States and abroad, the national 
emergency declared on October 21, 1995, and the measures adopted 
pursuant thereto to deal with that emergency, must continue in effect 
beyond October 21, 2004. Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of 
the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 
year the national emergency with respect to significant narcotics 
traffickers centered in Colombia. This notice shall be published in the 
Federal Register and transmitted to the Congress.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, October 19, 2004.



Presidential Determination No. 2005-04 of October 20, 2004

Presidential Determination on Use of Cooperative Threat Reduction Funds 
in Albania under Section 1308 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
for Fiscal Year 2004

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Pursuant to the authority vested in me by section 1308 of the National 
Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004 (Public Law 108-136) (the 
``Act''), I hereby determine that the obligation and expenditure of 
Cooperative Threat Reduction (CTR) funds for the destruction of chemical 
warfare agents stockpiled in Albania, will permit the United States to 
take advantage of an opportunity to achieve long-standing 
nonproliferation goals. I also determine that this project to destroy 
the chemical warfare agents stockpiled in Albania will be completed 
within a short period of time and that the Department of Defense is the 
entity of the Federal Government that is most capable of carrying out 
this project.
You are authorized and directed to transmit this determination, along 
with the justification and project description required by section 
1308(d)(2) of the Act, to the Congress no later than 10 days after the 
obligation of funds for this project and to arrange for the publication 
of this memorandum in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, October 20, 2004.

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Presidential Determination No. 2005-05 of October 20, 2004

Presidential Determination Relating to Obligation of Cooperative Threat 
Reduction Funds in Albania under Section 1308 of the National Defense 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2004

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Pursuant to section 1308(e) of the National Defense Authorization Act 
for Fiscal Year 2004 (Title XIII of Public Law 108-136) and the 
authority vested in me by section 1203(d) of the Cooperative Threat 
Reduction Act of 1993 (Title XII of Public Law 103-160), as amended (CTR 
Act), I hereby certify that Albania is committed to the courses of 
action enumerated in section 1203(d) of the CTR Act.
I have also enclosed the justification for this certification.
You are authorized and directed to transmit this certification and 
justification to the Congress and to arrange for the publication of this 
memorandum in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, October 20, 2004.



Memorandum of October 21, 2004

Delegation of Certain Functions Related to the Sudan Peace Act

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
By virtue of the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution 
and the laws of the United States, including section 301 of title 3, 
United States Code, I hereby delegate to you the determination, 
certification, and reporting functions conferred upon the President by 
sections 6(b)(1) and 6(c) of the Sudan Peace Act (Public Law 107-245).
You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the 
Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, October 21, 2004.

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Memorandum of October 21, 2004

Designation and Authorization to Perform Functions Under Section 319F-2 
of the Public Health Service Act

Memorandum for the Director of the Office of Management and Budget
By the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
United States of America, including section 301 of title 3, United 
States Code, I hereby direct you to perform the functions vested in the 
President under section 319F-2(c)(6) of the Public Health Service Act, 
42 U.S.C. 247d-6b(c)(6).
Any reference in this memorandum to the provision of any Act shall be 
deemed to include references to any hereafter-enacted provision of law 
that is the same or substantially the same as such provision.
You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the 
Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, October 21, 2004.



Presidential Determination No. 2005-06 of October 22, 2004

Drawdown of Commodities and Services from the Department of Defense to 
Support African Union Peacekeeping in Darfur, Sudan

Memorandum for the Secretary of State [and] the Secretary of Defense
Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of 
the United States, including section 552(c)(2) of the Foreign Assistance 
Act of 1961, as amended (FAA), I hereby determine that:
                                                                     (1)
     as a result of an unforeseen emergency, the provision of assistance 
    under Chapter 6 of Part II of the Act in amounts in excess of funds 
    otherwise available for such assistance is important to the national 
    interests of the United States; and
                                                                     (2)
     such unforeseen emergency requires the immediate provision of 
    assistance under Chapter 6 of Part II of the Act.
I therefore direct the drawdown of up to $2,500,000 in commodities and 
services from the Department of Defense to support the transportation of 
African Union forces to Darfur, Sudan.
The Secretary of State is authorized and directed to report this 
determination to the Congress and to publish it in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, October 22, 2004.

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Notice of November 1, 2004

Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Sudan

On November 3, 1997, by Executive Order 13067, the President declared a 
national emergency with respect to Sudan pursuant to the International 
Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) to deal with the 
unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign 
policy of the United States constituted by the actions and policies of 
the Government of Sudan. Because the actions and policies of the 
Government of Sudan continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat 
to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, the 
national emergency declared on November 3, 1997, and the measures 
adopted on that date to deal with that emergency must continue in effect 
beyond November 3, 2004. Therefore, consistent with section 202(d) of 
the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 
year the national emergency with respect to Sudan.
This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted 
to the Congress.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, November 1, 2004.



Notice of November 4, 2004

Continuation of Emergency Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction

On November 14, 1994, by Executive Order 12938, President Clinton 
declared a national emergency with respect to the unusual and 
extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and 
economy of the United States posed by the proliferation of nuclear, 
biological, and chemical weapons (weapons of mass destruction) and the 
means of delivering such weapons. On July 28, 1998, the President issued 
Executive Order 13094 to amend Executive Order 12938 to respond more 
effectively to the worldwide threat of proliferation of weapons of mass 
destruction and the means of delivering such weapons. Because the 
proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and the means of delivering 
them continues to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the 
national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States, the 
national emergency first declared on November 14, 1994, must continue in 
effect beyond November 14, 2004. In accordance with section 202(d) of 
the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 
year the national emergency declared in Executive Order 12938, as 
amended.

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This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted 
to the Congress.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, November 4, 2004.



Notice of November 9, 2004

Continuation of the National Emergency With Respect to Iran

On November 14, 1979, by Executive Order 12170, the President declared a 
national emergency with respect to Iran pursuant to the International 
Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) to deal with the 
unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign 
policy, and economy of the United States constituted by the situation in 
Iran. Because our relations with Iran have not yet returned to normal, 
and the process of implementing the January 19, 1981, agreements with 
Iran is still underway, the national emergency declared on November 14, 
1979, must continue in effect beyond November 14, 2004. Therefore, 
consistent with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 
U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year this national emergency with 
respect to Iran.
This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted 
to the Congress.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, November 9, 2004.



Presidential Determination No. 2005-07 of November 29, 2004

Presidential Determination on Waiver of Conditions on Obligation and 
Expenditure of Funds for Planning, Design, and Construction of a 
Chemical Weapons Destruction Facility in Russia

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Consistent with the authority vested in me by section 1303 of the 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2005 (Public Law 108-
375) (the ``Act''), I hereby certify that waiving the conditions 
described in section 1305 of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
Fiscal Year 2000 (Public Law 106-65), as amended, is important to the 
national security interests of the United States, and include herein, 
for submission to the Congress, the statement, justification, and plan 
described in section 1303 of the Act. This waiver shall apply through 
the remainder of calendar year 2004 and for all of calendar year 2005.

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You are authorized and directed to transmit this certification, 
including the statement, justification, and plan, to the Congress and to 
arrange for the publication of this certification in the Federal 
Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, November 29, 2004.



Presidential Determination No. 2005-08 of November 29, 2004

Waiving Prohibition on United States Military Assistance with Respect to 
Burundi, Guyana, and Liberia

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Consistent with the authority vested in me by section 2007 of the 
American Servicemembers' Protection Act of 2002 (the ``Act''), title II 
of Public Law 107-206 (22 U.S.C. 7421 et seq.), I hereby:
                                                                
    Determine that Burundi, Guyana, and Liberia have each entered into 
    an agreement with the United States pursuant to Article 98 of the 
    Rome Statute preventing the International Criminal Court from 
    proceeding against U.S. personnel present in such countries; and
                                                                
    Waive the prohibition of section 2007(a) of the Act with respect to 
    these countries for as long as such agreement remains in force.
You are authorized and directed to report this determination to the 
Congress, and to arrange for its publication in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, November 29, 2004.



Presidential Determination No. 2005-09 of December 6, 2004

Waiver of Restrictions on Assistance to Russia under the Cooperative 
Threat Reduction Act of 1993 and Title V of the FREEDOM Support Act

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Consistent with the authority vested in me by section 1306 of the 
national Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003 (Public Law 107-
314), I hereby certify that waiving the restrictions contained in 
subsection (d) of section 1203 of the Cooperative Threat Reduction Act 
of 1993 (22 U.S.C. 5952), as amended, and the requirements contained in 
section 502 of the FREEDOM Support Act (22 U.S.C. 5852) during Fiscal 
Year 2005 with respect to the Russian Federation is important to the 
national security interests of the United States.
You are authorized and directed to transmit to the Congress this 
certification and the associated report (including its classified annex) 
that has

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been prepared by my Administration consistent with section 1306(b) of 
Public Law 107-314. You are further authorized and directed to arrange 
for the publication of this certification in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, December 6, 2004.



Memorandum of December 8, 2004

Assignment of Functions Implementing the HELP Commission Act

Memorandum for the Secretary of State [and] the Administrator of the 
United States Agency for International Development
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws 
of the United States, including section 301 of title 3, United States 
Code:
1. The functions of the President under subsection 637(k) of the 
Commerce, Justice and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies 
Appropriations Act, 2004 (Division B, Public Law 108-199)(22 U.S.C. 
2394b(k))(the ``Act'') are assigned to the Secretary of State 
(Secretary).
2. The Administrator of the United States Agency for International 
Development shall provide support to assist the Secretary in the 
performance of functions assigned by this memorandum, and the heads of 
executive departments and agencies with information concerning 
assistance programs shall furnish promptly to the Secretary, consistent 
with applicable law, such information as the Secretary may request to 
assist in fulfillment of these responsibilities for the preparation of 
the report to which subsection 637 (k) refers.
3. The Secretary shall coordinate the receipt by departments and 
agencies of requests from the HELP Commission under section 637(e) of 
the Act for information and their responses to such requests. Such 
departments and agencies shall provide relevant information and 
responses promptly. The Secretary shall ensure that such responses occur 
in a manner consistent with the President's constitutional authority to 
withhold information that could impair foreign relations, national 
security, the deliberate processes of the Executive, or the performance 
of the Executive's constitutional duties.
4. Heads of executive departments and agencies shall assist the 
Secretary in the implementation of this memorandum.
5. The Secretary is authorized and directed to publish this memorandum 
in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, December 8, 2004.

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Memorandum of December 8, 2004

Delegation of Certain Reporting Authority

Memorandum for the Chairman of the Federal Labor Relations Authority
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States, including section 301 of title 3, United 
States Code, I hereby delegate to the member who has been designated by 
the President as Chairman the functions conferred upon the President by 
5 U.S.C. 7104(e) to provide the specified report to the Congress.
You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the 
Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, December 8, 2004.



Memorandum of December 8, 2004

Delegation of Certain Reporting Authority

Memorandum for the Chairperson of the National Endowment for the Arts
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States, including section 301 of title 3, United 
States Code, I hereby delegate to you the functions conferred upon the 
President in the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act of 
1965, as amended (20 U.S.C. 959(d)) to provide the specified report 
relating to the National Endowment for the Arts to the Congress.
You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the 
Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, December 8, 2004.



Memorandum of December 8, 2004

Delegation of Certain Reporting Authority

Memorandum for the Chairperson of the National Endowment for the 
Humanities
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States, including section 301 of title 3, United 
States Code,

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I hereby delegate to you the functions conferred upon the President in 
the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act of 1965, as 
amended (20 U.S.C. 959(d)) to provide the specified report relating to 
the National Endowment for the Humanities to the Congress.
You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the 
Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, December 8, 2004.



Memorandum of December 8, 2004

Delegation of Certain Reporting Authority

Memorandum for the Secretary of Agriculture
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States, including section 301 of title 3, United 
States Code, I hereby delegate to you the functions conferred upon the 
President by section 13 of Public Law 806, 80th Congress (15 U.S.C. 
714k), to provide the specified report to the Congress.
You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the 
Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, December 8, 2004.



Presidential Determination No. 2005-10 of December 8, 2004

Waiver of Restrictions on Providing Funds to the Palestinian Authority

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Pursuant to the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution 
and laws of the United States, including section 552(b) of the Foreign 
Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 
2004 (Div. D, Public Law 108-199) (the ``Act''), as carried forward 
under Public Law 108-309, as amended, I hereby certify that it is 
important to the national security interests of the United States to 
waive the provisions of section 552(a) of the Act, as carried forward, 
in order to provide funds appropriated to carry out chapter 4 of part II 
of the Foreign Assistance Act of

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l961 to the Ministry of Finance of the Palestinian Authority for budget 
support.
You are authorized and directed to transmit this determination to the 
Congress, accompanied by a report in accordance with section 552(d) of 
the Act, and to publish the determination in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, December 8, 2004.



Presidential Determination No. 2005-11 of December 10, 2004

Renewal of Trade Agreement with the Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Memorandum for the United States Trade Representative
Pursuant to my authority under subsection 405(b)(1)(B) of the Trade Act 
of 1974 (19 U.S.C. 2435(b)(1)(B)), I have determined that actual or 
foreseeable reductions in U.S. tariffs and nontariff barriers to trade 
resulting from multilateral negotiations are being satisfactorily 
reciprocated by the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. I have further found 
that a satisfactory balance of concessions in trade and services has 
been maintained during the life of the Agreement on Trade Relations 
between the United States of America and the Socialist Republic of 
Vietnam.
You are authorized and directed to publish this determination in the 
Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, December 10, 2004.



Presidential Determination No. 2005-12 of December 10, 2004

Presidential Determination to Waive the Application of Section 901(j) of 
the Internal Revenue Code with Respect to Libya

Memorandum for the Secretary of the Treasury
By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws 
of the United States, including section 901(j)(5) of the Internal 
Revenue Code (the ``Code''), I hereby waive the application of section 
901(j)(1) of the Code with respect to Libya.

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I hereby authorize and direct you to arrange for publication of this 
determination in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, December 10, 2004.



Presidential Determination No. 2005-13 of December 14, 2004

Waiver of Restrictions on Assistance to the Republic of Uzbekistan under 
the Cooperative Threat Reduction Act of 1993 and Title V of the FREEDOM 
Support Act

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Consistent with the authority vested in me by section 1306 of the 
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2003 (Public Law 107-
314), I hereby certify that waiving the restrictions contained in 
subsection (d) of section 1203 of the Cooperative Threat Reduction Act 
of 1993 (22 U.S.C. 5952), as amended, and the requirements contained in 
section 502 of the FREEDOM Support Act (22 U.S.C. 5852) during Fiscal 
Year 2005 with respect to the Republic of Uzbekistan is important to the 
national security interests of the United States.
You are authorized and directed to transmit to the Congress this 
certification and the associated report (including its classified annex) 
that has been prepared by my Administration consistent with section 
1306(b) of Public Law 107-314. You are further authorized and directed 
to arrange for the publication of this certification in the Federal 
Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, December 14, 2004.



Presidential Determination No. 2005-14 of December 15, 2004

Suspension of Limitations Under the Jerusalem Embassy Act

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Pursuant to the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution 
and the laws of the United States, including section 7(a) of the 
Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-45) (the ``Act''), I 
hereby determine that it is necessary to protect the national security 
interests of the United States to suspend for a period of 6 months the 
limitations set forth in sections 3(b) and 7(b) of the Act. My 
Administration remains committed to beginning the process of moving our 
embassy to Jerusalem.
You are hereby authorized and directed to transmit this determination to 
the Congress, accompanied by a report in accordance with section 7(a) of 
the Act, and to publish the determination in the Federal Register.

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This suspension shall take effect after transmission of this 
determination and report to the Congress.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, December 15, 2004.



Presidential Determination No. 2005-15 of December 21, 2004

 Provision of Aviation Insurance Coverage for Commercial Air Carrier 
Service in Domestic and International Operations

Memorandum for the Secretary of Transportation
By the authority vested in me by 49 U.S.C. 44302, et seq., I hereby:
1. determine that continuation of U.S.-flag commercial air service is 
necessary in the interest of air commerce, national security, and the 
foreign policy of the United States.
2. approve provision by the Secretary of Transportation of insurance or 
reinsurance to U.S.-flag air carriers against loss or damage arising out 
of any risk from the operation of an aircraft in the manner and to the 
extent provided in Chapter 443 of 49 U.S.C.:
                                                                     (a)
     until August 31, 2005;
                                                                     (b)
     after August 31, 2005, but no later than December 31, 2005, when he 
    determines that such insurance or reinsurance cannot be obtained on 
    reasonable terms and conditions from any company authorized to 
    conduct an insurance business in a State of the United States; and
3. delegate to the Secretary of Transportation the authority, vested in 
me by 49 U.S.C. 44306(c), to extend this determination for additional 
periods beyond August 31, 2005, but no later than December 31, 2005, 
when he finds that the continued operation of aircraft to be insured or 
reinsured is necessary in the interest of air commerce or the national 
security, or to carry out the foreign policy of the United States 
Government.
You are directed to bring this determination immediately to the 
attention of all air carriers within the meaning of 49 U.S.C. 40102(2), 
and to arrange for its publication in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, December 21, 2004.

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Part                                                                Page
100             Standards of conduct........................         314
101             Public information provisions of the 
                    Administrative Procedures Act...........         314
102             Enforcement of nondiscrimination on the 
                    basis of handicap in programs or 
                    activities conducted by the Executive 
                    Office of the President.................         314


PART 100--STANDARDS OF CONDUCT--Table of Contents



    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 7301.

    Source: 64 FR 12881, Mar. 16, 1999, unless otherwise noted.



Sec. 100.1  Ethical conduct standards and financial disclosure regulations.

    Employees of the Executive Office of the President are subject to 
the executive branch-wide standards of ethical conduct at 5 CFR part 
2635, and the executive branch-wide financial disclosure regulations at 
5 CFR part 2634.



PART 101--PUBLIC INFORMATION PROVISIONS OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES ACT--Table of Contents



Sec.
101.1  Executive Office of the President.
101.2  Office of Management and Budget.
101.3  Office of Administration.
101.4  National Security Council.
101.5  Council on Environmental Quality.
101.6  Office of National Drug Control Policy.
101.7  Office of Science and Technology Policy.
101.8  Office of the United States Trade Representative.

    Authority: 5 U.S.C. 552.

    Source: 40 FR 8061, Feb. 25, 1975 and 55 FR 46067, November 1, 1990, 
unless otherwise noted.



Sec. 101.1  Executive Office of the President.

    Until further regulations are promulgated, the remainder of the 
entities within the Executive Office of the President, to the extent 
that 5 U.S.C. 552 is applicable, shall follow the procedures set forth 
in the regulations applicable to the Office of Management and Budget (5 
CFR Ch. III). Requests for information from these other entities should 
be submitted directly to such entity.



Sec. 101.2  Office of Management and Budget.

    Freedom of Information regulations for the Office of Management and 
Budget appear at 5 CFR Ch. III.



Sec. 101.3  Office of Administration.

    Freedom of Information regulations for the Office of Administration 
appear at 5 CFR part 2502.

[55 FR 46037, Nov. 1, 1990]



Sec. 101.4  National Security Council.

    Freedom of Information regulations for the National Security Council 
appear at 32 CFR Ch. XXI.



Sec. 101.5  Council on Environmental Quality.

    Freedom of Information regulations for the Council on Environmental 
Quality appear at 40 CFR Ch. V.

[42 FR 65131, Dec. 30, 1977]



Sec. 101.6  Office of National Drug Control Policy.

    Freedom of Information regulations for the Office of National Drug 
Control Policy appear at 21 CFR parts 1400-1499.

[55 FR 46037, Nov. 1, 1990]



Sec. 101.7  Office of Science and Technology Policy.

    Freedom of Information regulations for the Office of Science and 
Technology Policy appear at 32 CFR part 2402.

[55 FR 46037, Nov. 1, 1990]



Sec. 101.8  Office of the United States Trade Representative.

    Freedom of Information regulations for the Office of the United 
States Trade Representative appear at 15 CFR part 2004.

[55 FR 46037, Nov. 1, 1990]



PART 102--ENFORCEMENT OF NONDISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF HANDICAP IN PROGRAMS OR ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED BY THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT--Table of Contents



Sec.
102.101  Purpose.
102.102  Application.
102.103  Definitions.
102.104-102.109  [Reserved]
102.110  Self-evaluation.
102.111  Notice.
102.112-102.129  [Reserved]

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102.130  General prohibitions against discrimination.
102.131-102.139  [Reserved]
102.140  Employment.
102.141-102.148  [Reserved]
102.149  Program accessibility: Discrimination prohibited.
102.150  Program accessibility: Existing facilities.
102.151  Program accessibility: New construction and alterations.
102.152-102.159  [Reserved]
102.160  Communications.
102.161-102.169  [Reserved]
102.170  Compliance procedures.
102.171-102.999  [Reserved]

    Authority: 29 U.S.C. 794.

    Source: 53 FR 25879, July 8, 1988, unless otherwise noted.



Sec. 102.101  Purpose.

    The purpose of this regulation is to effectuate section 119 of the 
Rehabilitation, Comprehensive Services, and Developmental Disabilities 
Amendments of 1978, which amended section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act 
of 1973 to prohibit discrimination on the basis of handicap in programs 
or activities conducted by Executive agencies or the United States 
Postal Service.



Sec. 102.102  Application.

    This regulation (Secs. 102.101-102.170) applies to all programs or 
activities conducted by the agency, except for programs or activities 
conducted outside the United States that do not involve individuals with 
handicaps in the United States.



Sec. 102.103  Definitions.

    For purposes of this regulation, the term--
    Agency means, for purposes of this regulation only, the following 
entities in the Executive Office of the President: the White House 
Office, the Office of the Vice President, the Office of Management and 
Budget, the Office of Policy Development, the National Security Council, 
the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Office of the United 
States Trade Representative, the Council on Environmental Quality, the 
Council of Economic Advisers, the Office of Administration, the Office 
of Federal Procurement Policy, and any committee, board, commission, or 
similar group established in the Executive Office of the President.
    Agency head or head of the agency; as used in Secs. 102.150(a)(3), 
102.160(d) and 102.170 (i) and (j), shall be a three-member board which 
will include the Director, Office of Administration, the head of the 
Executive Office of the President, agency in which the issue needing 
resolution or decision arises and one other agency head selected by the 
two other board members. In the event that an issue needing resolution 
or decision arises within the Office of Administration, one of the board 
members shall be the Director of the Office of Management and Budget.
    Assistant Attorney General means the Assistant Attorney General, 
Civil Rights Division, United States Department of Justice.
    Auxiliary aids means services or devices that enable persons with 
impaired sensory, manual, or speaking skills to have an equal 
opportunity to participate in, and enjoy the benefits of, programs or 
activities conducted by the agency. For example, auxiliary aids useful 
for persons with impaired vision include readers, Brailled materials, 
audio recordings, and other similar services and devices. Auxiliary aids 
useful for persons with impaired hearing include telephone handset 
amplifiers, telephones compatible with hearing aids, telecommunication 
devices for deaf persons (TDD's), interpreters, notetakers, written 
materials, and other similar services and devices.
    Complete complaint means a written statement that contains the 
complainant's name and address and describes the agency's alleged 
discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the agency of the 
nature and date of the alleged violation of section 504. It shall be 
signed by the complainant or by someone authorized to do so on his or 
her behalf. Complaints filed on behalf of classes or third parties shall 
describe or identify (by name, if possible) the alleged victims of 
discrimination.
    Facility means all or any portion of buildings, structures, 
equipment, roads, walks, parking lots, rolling stock or other 
conveyances, or other real or personal property.
    Historic preservation programs means programs conducted by the 
agency that

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have preservation of historic properties as a primary purpose.
    Historic properties means those properties that are listed or 
eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places or 
properties designated as historic under a statute of the appropriate 
State or local government body.
    Individual with handicaps means any person who has a physical or 
mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life 
activities, has a record of such an impairment, or is regarded as having 
such an impairment.
    As used in this definition, the phrase:
    (1) Physical or mental impairment includes--
    (i) Any physiological disorder or condition, cosmetic disfigurement, 
or anatomical loss affecting one or more of the following body systems: 
Neurological; musculoskeletal; special sense organs; respiratory, 
including speech organs; cardiovascular; reproductive; digestive; 
genitourinary; hemic and lymphatic; skin; and endocrine; or
    (ii) Any mental or psychological disorder, such as mental 
retardation, organic brain syndrome, emotional or mental illness, and 
specific learning disabilities. The term ``physical or mental 
impairment'' includes, but is not limited to, such diseases and 
conditions as orthopedic, visual, speech, and hearing impairments, 
cerebral palsy, epilepsy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, 
cancer, heart disease, diabetes, mental retardation, emotional illness, 
and drug addiction and alcoholism.
    (2) Major life activities includes functions such as caring for 
one's self, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing, speaking, 
breathing, learning, and working.
    (3) Has a record of such an impairment means has a history of, or 
has been misclassified as having, a mental or physical impairment that 
substantially limits one or more major life activities.
    (4) Is regarded as having an impairment means--
    (i) Has a physical or mental impairment that does not substantially 
limit major life activities but is treated by the agency as constituting 
such a limitation;
    (ii) Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits 
major life activities only as a result of the attitudes of others toward 
such impairment; or
    (iii) Has none of the impairments defined in paragraph (1) of this 
definition but is treated by the agency as having such an impairment.
    Qualified individual with handicaps means--
    (1) With respect to preschool, elementary, or secondary education 
services provided by the agency, an individual with handicaps who is a 
member of a class of persons otherwise entitled by statute, regulation, 
or agency policy to receive education services from the agency;
    (2) With respect to any other agency program or activity under which 
a person is required to perform services or to achieve a level of 
accomplishment, an individual with handicaps who meets the essential 
eligibility requirements and who can achieve the purpose of the program 
or activity without modifications in the program or activity that the 
agency can demonstrate would result in a fundamental alteration in its 
nature;
    (3) With respect to any other program or activity, an individual 
with handicaps who meets the essential eligibility requirements for 
participation in, or receipt of benefits from, that program or activity; 
and
    (4) ``Qualified handicapped person'' as that term is defined for 
purposes of employment in 29 CFR 1613.702(f), which is made applicable 
to this regulation by Sec. 102.140.
    Section 504 means section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 
(Pub. L. 93-112, 87 Stat. 394 (29 U.S.C. 794)), as amended by the 
Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1974 (Pub. L. 93-516, 88 Stat. 1617); 
the Rehabilitation, Comprehensive Services, and Developmental 
Disabilities Amendments of 1978 (Pub. L. 95-602, 92 Stat. 2955); and the 
Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1986 (Pub. L. 99-506, 100 Stat. 1810). 
As used in this regulation, section 504 applies only to programs or 
activities conducted by Executive agencies and not to federally assisted 
programs.
    Substantial impairment means a significant loss of the integrity of 
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materials, design quality, or special character resulting from a 
permanent alteration.



Secs. 102.104-102.109  [Reserved]



Sec. 102.110  Self-evaluation.

    (a) The agency shall, by September 6, 1989, evaluate its current 
policies and practices, and the effects thereof, that do not or may not 
meet the requirements of this regulation and, to the extent modification 
of any such policies and practices is required, the agency shall proceed 
to make the necessary modifications.
    (b) The agency shall provide an opportunity to interested persons, 
including individuals with handicaps or organizations representing 
individuals with handicaps, to participate in the self-evaluation 
process by submitting comments (both oral and written).
    (c) The agency shall, for at least three years following completion 
of the self-evaluation, maintain on file and make available for public 
inspection:
    (1) A description of areas examined and any problems identified; and
    (2) A description of any modifications made.



Sec. 102.111  Notice.

    The agency shall make available to employees, applicants, 
participants, beneficiaries, and other interested persons such 
information regarding the provisions of this regulation and its 
applicability to the programs or activities conducted by the agency, and 
make such information available to them in such manner as the head of 
the agency finds necessary to apprise such persons of the protections 
against discrimination assured them by section 504 and this regulation.



Secs. 102.112-102.129  [Reserved]



Sec. 102.130  General prohibitions against discrimination.

    (a) No qualified individual with handicaps shall, on the basis of 
handicap, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, 
or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or 
activity conducted by the agency.
    (b)(1) The agency, in providing any aid, benefit, or service, may 
not, directly or through contractual, licensing, or other arrangements, 
on the basis of handicap--
    (i) Deny a qualified individual with handicaps the opportunity to 
participate in or benefit from the aid, benefit, or service;
    (ii) Afford a qualified individual with handicaps an opportunity to 
participate in or benefit from the aid, benefit, or service that is not 
equal to that afforded others;
    (iii) Provide a qualified individual with handicaps with an aid, 
benefit, or service that is not as effective in affording equal 
opportunity to obtain the same result, to gain the same benefit, or to 
reach the same level of achievement as that provided to others;
    (iv) Provide different or separate aid, benefits, or services to 
individuals with handicaps or to any class of individuals with handicaps 
than is provided to others unless such action is necessary to provide 
qualified individuals with handicaps with aid, benefits, or services 
that are as effective as those provided to others;
    (v) Deny a qualified individual with handicaps the opportunity to 
participate as a member of planning or advisory boards;
    (vi) Otherwise limit a qualified individual with handicaps in the 
enjoyment of any right, privilege, advantage, or opportunity enjoyed by 
others receiving the aid, benefit, or service.
    (2) The agency may not deny a qualified individual with handicaps 
the opportunity to participate in programs or activities that are not 
separate or different, despite the existence of permissibly separate or 
different programs or activities.
    (3) The agency may not, directly or through contractual or other 
arrangements, utilize criteria or methods of administration the purpose 
or effect of which would--
    (i) Subject qualified individuals with handicaps to discrimination 
on the basis of handicap; or
    (ii) Defeat or substantially impair accomplishment of the objectives 
of a program or activity with respect to individuals with handicaps.

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    (4) The agency may not, in determining the site or location of a 
facility, make selections the purpose or effect of which would--
    (i) Exclude individuals with handicaps from, deny them the benefits 
of, or otherwise subject them to discrimination under any program or 
activity conducted by the agency; or
    (ii) Defeat or substantially impair the accomplishment of the 
objectives of a program or activity with respect to individuals with 
handicaps.
    (5) The agency, in the selection of procurement contractors, may not 
use criteria that subject qualified individuals with handicaps to 
discrimination on the basis of handicap.
    (6) The agency may not administer a licensing or certification 
program in a manner that subjects qualified individuals with handicaps 
to discrimination on the basis of handicap, nor may the agency establish 
requirements for the programs or activities of licensees or certified 
entities that subject qualified individuals with handicaps to 
discrimination on the basis of handicap. However, the programs or 
activities of entities that are licensed or certified by the agency are 
not, themselves, covered by this regulation.
    (c) The exclusion of nonhandicapped persons from the benefits of a 
program limited by Federal statute or Executive order to individuals 
with handicaps or the exclusion of a specific class of individuals with 
handicaps from a program limited by Federal statute or Executive order 
to a different class of individuals with handicaps is not prohibited by 
this regulation.
    (d) The agency shall administer programs and activities in the most 
integrated setting appropriate to the needs of qualified individuals 
with handicaps.



Secs. 102.131-102.139  [Reserved]



Sec. 102.140  Employment.

    No qualified individual with handicaps shall, on the basis of 
handicap, be subject to discrimination in employment under any program 
or activity conducted by the agency. The definitions, requirements, and 
procedures of section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 
791), as established by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 
29 CFR part 1613, shall apply to employment in federally conducted 
programs or activities.



Sec. 102.141-102.148  [Reserved]



Sec. 102.149  Program accessibility: Discrimination prohibited.

    Except as otherwise provided in Sec. 102.150, no qualified 
individual with handicaps shall, because the agency's facilities are 
inaccessible to or unusable by individuals with handicaps, be denied the 
benefits of, be excluded from participation in, or otherwise be 
subjected to discrimination under any program or activity conducted by 
the agency.



Sec. 102.150  Program accessibility: Existing facilities.

    (a) General. The agency shall operate each program or activity so 
that the program or activity, when viewed in its entirety, is readily 
accessible to and usable by individuals with handicaps. This paragraph 
does not--
    (1) Necessarily require the agency to make each of its existing 
facilities accessible to and usable by individuals with handicaps;
    (2) In the case of historic preservation programs, require the 
agency to take any action that would result in a substantial impairment 
of significant historic features of an historic property; or
    (3) Require the agency to take any action that it can demonstrate 
would result in a fundamental alteration in the nature of a program or 
activity or in undue financial and administrative burdens. In those 
circumstances where agency personnel believe that the proposed action 
would fundamentally alter the program or activity or would result in 
undue financial and administrative burdens, the agency has the burden of 
proving that compliance with Sec. 102.150(a) would result in such 
alteration or burdens. The decision that compliance would result in such 
alteration or burdens must be made by the agency head or his or her 
designee after considering all agency resources available for use in the 
funding and operation of the conducted program or activity, and must be 
accompanied by a written statement of the reasons

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forreaching that conclusion. If an action would result in such an 
alteration or such burdens, the agency shall take any other action that 
would not result in such an alteration or such burdens but would 
nevertheless ensure that individuals with handicaps receive the benefits 
and services of the program or activity.
    (b) Methods--(1) General. The agency may comply with the 
requirements of this section through such means as redesign of 
equipment, reassignment of services to accessible buildings, assignment 
of aides to beneficiaries, home visits, delivery of services at 
alternate accessible sites, alteration of existing facilities and 
construction of new facilities, use of accessible rolling stock, or any 
other methods that result in making its programs or activities readily 
accessible to and usable by individuals with handicaps. The agency is 
not required to make structural changes in existing facilities where 
other methods are effective in achieving compliance with this section. 
The agency, in making alterations to existing buildings, shall meet 
accessibility requirements to the extent compelled by the Architectural 
Barriers Act of 1968, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4151-4157), and any 
regulations implementing it. In choosing among available methods for 
meeting the requirements of this section, the agency shall give priority 
to those methods that offer programs and activities to qualified 
individuals with handicaps in the most integrated setting appropriate.
    (2) Historic preservation programs. In meeting the requirements of 
Sec. 102.150(a) in historic preservation programs, the agency shall give 
priority to methods that provide physical access to individuals with 
handicaps. In cases where a physical alteration to an historic property 
is not required because of Sec. 102.150(a) (2) or (3), alternative 
methods of achieving program accessibility include--
    (i) Using audio-visual materials and devices to depict those 
portions of an historic property that cannot otherwise be made 
accessible;
    (ii) Assigning persons to guide individuals with handicaps into or 
through portions of historic properties that cannot otherwise be made 
accessible; or
    (iii) Adopting other innovative methods.
    (c) Time period for compliance. The agency shall comply with the 
obligations established under this section by November 7, 1988, except 
that where structural changes in facilities are undertaken, such changes 
shall be made by September 6, 1991, but in any event as expeditiously as 
possible.
    (d) Transition plan. In the event that structural changes to 
facilities will be undertaken to achieve program accessibility, the 
agency shall develop, by March 6, 1989, a transition plan setting forth 
the steps necessary to complete such changes. The agency shall provide 
an opportunity to interested persons, including individuals with 
handicaps or organizations representing individuals with handicaps, to 
participate in the development of the transition plan by submitting 
comments (both oral and written). A copy of the transition plan shall be 
made available for public inspection. The plan shall, at a minimum--
    (1) Identify physical obstacles in the agency's facilities that 
limit the accessibility of its programs or activities to individuals 
with handicaps;
    (2) Describe in detail the methods that will be used to make the 
facilities accessible;
    (3) Specify the schedule for taking the steps necessary to achieve 
compliance with this section and, if the time period of the transition 
plan is longer than one year, identify steps that will be taken during 
each year of the transition period; and
    (4) Indicate the official responsible for implementation of the 
plan.



Sec. 102.151   Program accessibility: New construction and alterations.

    Each building or part of a building that is constructed or altered 
by, on behalf of, or for the use of the agency shall be designed, 
constructed, or altered so as to be readily accessible to and usable by 
individuals with handicaps. The definitions, requirements, and standards 
of the Architectural Barriers Act (42 U.S.C. 4151-4157), as established 
in 41 CFR 101-19.600 to 101-19.607,

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apply to buildings covered by this section.



Secs. 102.152-102.159  [Reserved]



Sec. 102.160  Communications.

    (a) The agency shall take appropriate steps to ensure effective 
communication with applicants, participants, personnel of other Federal 
entities, and members of the public.
    (1) The agency shall furnish appropriate auxiliary aids where 
necessary to afford an individual with handicaps an equal opportunity to 
participate in, and enjoy the benefits of, a program or activity 
conducted by the agency.
    (i) In determining what type of auxiliary aid is necessary, the 
agency shall give primary consideration to the requests of the 
individual with handicaps.
    (ii) The agency need not provide individually prescribed devices, 
readers for personal use or study, or other devices of a personal 
nature.
    (2) Where the agency communicates with applicants and beneficiaries 
by telephone, telecommunication devices for deaf persons (TDD's) or 
equally effective telecommunication systems shall be used to communicate 
with persons with impaired hearing.
    (b) The agency shall ensure that interested persons, including 
persons with impaired vision or hearing, can obtain information as to 
the existence and location of accessible services, activities, and 
facilities.
    (c) The agency shall provide signage at a primary entrance to each 
of its inaccessible facilities, directing users to a location at which 
they can obtain information about accessible facilities. The 
international symbol for accessibility shall be used at each primary 
entrance of an accessible facility.
    (d) This section does not require the agency to take any action that 
it can demonstrate would result in a fundamental alteration in the 
nature of a program or activity or in undue financial and administrative 
burdens. In those circumstances where agency personnel believe that the 
proposed action would fundamentally alter the program or activity or 
would result in undue financial and administrative burdens, the agency 
has the burden of proving that compliance with Sec. 102.160 would result 
in such alteration or burdens. The decision that compliance would result 
in such alteration or burdens must be made by the agency head or his or 
her designee after considering all agency resources available for use in 
the funding and operation of the conducted program or activity and must 
be accompanied by a written statement of the reasons for reaching that 
conclusion. If an action required to comply with this section would 
result in such an alteration or such burdens, the agency shall take any 
other action that would not result in such an alteration or such burdens 
but would nevertheless ensure that, to the maximum extent possible, 
individuals with handicaps receive the benefits and services of the 
program or activity.



Secs. 102.161-102.169  [Reserved]



Sec. 102.170  Compliance procedures.

    (a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, this 
section applies to all allegations of discrimination on the basis of 
handicap in programs and activities conducted by the agency.
    (b) The agency shall process complaints alleging violations of 
section 504 with respect to employment according to the procedures 
established by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 29 CFR 
part 1613 pursuant to section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 
U.S.C. 791).
    (c) The Director, Facilities Management, Office of Administration, 
Executive Office of the President, shall be responsible for coordinating 
implementation of this section. Complaints may be sent to the Director 
at the following address: Room 486, Old Executive Office Building, 17th 
and Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20500.
    (d) The agency shall accept and investigate all complete complaints 
for which it has jurisdiction. All complete complaints must be filed 
within 180 days of the alleged act of discrimination. The agency may 
extend this time period for good cause.

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    (e) If the agency receives a complaint over which it does not have 
jurisdiction, it shall promptly notify the complainant and shall make 
reasonable efforts to refer the complaint to the appropriate Government 
entity.
    (f) The agency shall notify the Architectural and Transportation 
Barriers Compliance Board upon receipt of any complaint alleging that a 
building or facility that is subject to the Architectural Barriers Act 
of 1968, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4151-4157), is not readily accessible to 
and usable by individuals with handicaps.
    (g) Within 180 days of the receipt of a complete complaint for which 
it has jurisdiction, the agency shall notify the complainant of the 
results of the investigation in a letter containing--
    (1) Findings of fact and conclusions of law;
    (2) A description of a remedy for each violation found; and
    (3) A notice of the right to appeal.
    (h) Appeals of the findings of fact and conclusions of law or 
remedies must be filed by the complainant within 90 days of receipt from 
the agency of the letter required by Sec. 102.170(g). The agency may 
extend this time for good cause.
    (i) Timely appeals shall be accepted and processed by the head of 
the agency.
    (j) The head of the agency shall notify the complainant of the 
results of the appeal within 60 days of the receipt of the request. If 
the head of the agency determines that additional information is needed 
from the complainant, he or she shall have 60 days from the date of 
receipt of the additional information to make his or her determination 
on the appeal.
    (k) The time limits cited in paragraphs (g) and (j) of this section 
may be extended with the permission of the Assistant Attorney General.
    (l) The agency may delegate its authority for conducting complaint 
investigations to other Federal agencies, except that the authority for 
making the final determination may not be delegated to another agency.



Secs. 102.171-102.999  [Reserved]

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                          TITLE 3 FINDING AIDS


________________________________________________________________________


Table 1--Proclamations
Table 2--Executive Orders
Table 3--Other Presidential Documents
Table 4--Presidential Documents Affected During 2004
Table 5--Statutes Cited as Authority for Presidential Documents
List of CFR Sections Affected
Index

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                         Table 1--PROCLAMATIONS

------------------------------------------------------------------------
        No.           Signature Date          Subject         69 FR Page
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                     2004............
 
7749...............  Jan. 9..........  National Mentoring           2285
                                        Month, 2004.
7750...............  Jan. 12.........  To Suspend Entry as          2287
                                        Immigrants or
                                        Nonimmigrants of
                                        Persons Engaged In
                                        or Benefiting From
                                        Corruption, 2004.
7751...............  Jan. 15.........  Martin Luther King,          2819
                                        Jr., Federal
                                        Holiday, 2004.
7752...............  Jan. 15.........  National Sanctity of         2821
                                        Human Life Day,
                                        2004.
7753...............  Jan. 16.........  Religious Freedom            2995
                                        Day, 2004.
7754...............  Feb. 2..........  American Heart               5457
                                        Month, 2004.
7755...............  Feb. 2..........  National Consumer            5677
                                        Protection Week,
                                        2004.
7756...............  Feb. 3..........  National African             5903
                                        American History
                                        Month, 2004.
7757...............  Feb. 26.........  Expanding the Scope          9515
                                        of the National
                                        Emergency and
                                        Invocation of
                                        Emergency Authority
                                        Relating to the
                                        Regulation of the
                                        Anchorage and
                                        Movement of Vessels
                                        Into Cuban
                                        Territorial Waters.
7758...............  Mar. 1..........  To Modify Duty-Free         10131
                                        Treatment Under the
                                        Generalized System
                                        of Preferences.
7759...............  Mar. 3..........  American Red Cross          10593
                                        Month, 2004.
7760...............  Mar. 5..........  Irish-American              11483
                                        Heritage Month,
                                        2004.
7761...............  Mar. 5..........  Women's History             11485
                                        Month, 2004.
7762...............  Mar. 5..........  Save Your Vision            11487
                                        Week, 2004.
7763...............  Mar. 19.........  National Poison             13707
                                        Prevention Week,
                                        2004.
7764...............  Mar. 25.........  Greek Independence          16453
                                        Day: A National Day
                                        of Celebration of
                                        Greek and American
                                        Democracy, 2004.
7765...............  Apr. 2..........  Cancer Control              18465
                                        Month, 2004.
7766...............  Apr. 2..........  National Child Abuse        18467
                                        Prevention Month,
                                        2004.
7767...............  Apr. 2..........  Education and               18469
                                        Sharing Day U.S.A.,
                                        2004.
7768...............  Apr. 7..........  National D.A.R.E.           19077
                                        Day, 2004.
7769...............  Apr. 8..........  National Donate Life        19309
                                        Month, 2004.
7770...............  Apr. 9..........  National Former             19751
                                        Prisoner of War
                                        Recognition Day,
                                        2004.
7771...............  Apr. 13.........  Pan American Day and        20537
                                        Pan American Week,
                                        2004.
7772...............  Apr. 16.........  National Park Week,         21683
                                        2004.
7773...............  Apr. 16.........  National Volunteer          21685
                                        Week, 2004.
7774...............  Apr. 17.........  National Crime              21687
                                        Victims' Rights
                                        Week, 2004.
7775...............  Apr. 23.........  Jewish Heritage             23085
                                        Week, 2004.
7776...............  Apr. 30.........  Older Americans             25283
                                        Month, 2004.
7777...............  Apr. 30.........  National Charter            25285
                                        Schools Week, 2004.
7778...............  Apr. 30.........  Law Day, U.S.A.,            25287
                                        2004.
7779...............  Apr. 30.........  Loyalty Day, 2004...        25289
7780...............  Apr. 30.........  National Day of             25291
                                        Prayer, 2004.

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7781...............  May 7...........  Asian/Pacific               26467
                                        American Heritage
                                        Month, 2004.
7782...............  May 7...........  National Physical           26469
                                        Fitness and Sports
                                        Month, 2004.
7783...............  May 7...........  Mother's Day, 2004..        26471
7784...............  May 7...........  Peace Officers              26473
                                        Memorial Day and
                                        Police Week, 2004.
7785...............  May 14..........  National Defense            29031
                                        Transportation Day
                                        and National
                                        Transportation
                                        Week, 2004.
7786...............  May 14..........  National Hurricane          29033
                                        Preparedness Week,
                                        2004.
7787...............  May 14..........  Small Business Week,        29035
                                        2004.
7788...............  May 14..........  World Trade Week,           29037
                                        2004.
7789...............  May 21..........  National Maritime           29845
                                        Day, 2004.
7790...............  May 21..........  National Safe               29847
                                        Boating Week, 2004.
7791...............  May 26..........  Prayer for Peace,           30813
                                        Memorial Day, 2004.
7792...............  June 5..........  D-Day National              32239
                                        Remembrance Day,
                                        2004.
7793...............  June 5..........  National Child's            32241
                                        Day, 2004.
7794...............  June 6..........  Announcing the Death        32243
                                        of Ronald Reagan.
7795...............  June 4..........  Great Outdoors              32427
                                        Month, 2004.
7796...............  June 12.........  Flag Day and                33831
                                        National Flag Week,
                                        2004.
7797...............  June 19.........  Father's Day, 2004..        35227
7798...............  June 22.........  Black Music Month,          35503
                                        2004.
7799...............  June 26.........  National HIV Testing        39311
                                        Day, 2004.
7800...............  June 30.........  To Modify Duty-Free         40299
                                        Treatment Under the
                                        Generalized System
                                        of Preferences.
7801...............  July 2..........  Returning the Flag          41179
                                        of the United
                                        States to Full-
                                        Staff.
7802...............  July 16.........  Captive Nations             43727
                                        Week, 2004.
7803...............  July 23.........  Parents' Day, 2004..        46049
7804...............  July 26.........  Anniversary of the          46051
                                        Americans with
                                        Disabilities Act,
                                        2004.
7805...............  Aug. 16.........  National Airborne           51353
                                        Day, 2004.
7806...............  Aug. 26.........  Women's Equality            52987
                                        Day, 2004.
7807...............  Sept. 4.........  Minority Enterprise         54737
                                        Development Week,
                                        2004.
7808...............  Sept. 7.........  To Modify the               54739
                                        Generalized System
                                        of Preferences, and
                                        for Other Purposes.
7809...............  Sept. 10........  National Alcohol and        55711
                                        Drug Addiction
                                        Recovery Month,
                                        2004.
7810...............  Sept. 10........  National Ovarian            55713
                                        Cancer Awareness
                                        Month, 2004.
7811...............  Sept. 10........  National Days of            55715
                                        Prayer and
                                        Remembrance, 2004.
7812...............  Sept. 10........  Patriot Day, 2004...        55717
7813...............  Sept. 14........  National Prostate           56147
                                        Cancer Awareness
                                        Month, 2004.
7814...............  Sept. 14........  National                    56149
                                        Historically Black
                                        Colleges and
                                        Universities Week,
                                        2004.
7815...............  Sept. 14........  National POW/MIA            56151
                                        Recognition Day,
                                        2004.
7816...............  Sept. 17........  National Hispanic           56661
                                        Heritage Month,
                                        2004.
7817...............  Sept. 17........  Citizenship Day and         56663
                                        Constitution Week,
                                        2004.
7818...............  Sept. 20........  National Farm Safety        56925
                                        and Health Week,
                                        2004.

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7819...............  Sept. 21........  National Employer           57161
                                        Support of the
                                        Guard and Reserve
                                        Week, 2004.
7820...............  Sept. 24........  Family Day, 2004....        58033
7821...............  Sept. 25........  Gold Star Mother's          58247
                                        Day, 2004.
7822...............  Sept. 24........  National Hunting and        59539
                                        Fishing Day, 2004.
7823...............  Oct. 1..........  National Breast             59759
                                        Cancer Awareness
                                        Month, 2004.
7824...............  Oct. 4..........  Fire Prevention             60275
                                        Week, 2004.
7825...............  Oct. 4..........  Child Health Day,           60277
                                        2004.
7826...............  Oct. 4..........  To Implement the            60279
                                        2004 United States-
                                        Israel Agreement on
                                        Trade in
                                        Agricultural
                                        Products.
7827...............  Oct. 6..........  German-American Day,        60789
                                        2004.
7828...............  Oct. 7..........  Leif Erikson Day,           60793
                                        2004.
7829...............  Oct. 11.........  Columbus Day, 2004..        61135
7830...............  Oct. 11.........  General Pulaski             61137
                                        Memorial Day, 2004.
7831...............  Oct. 12.........  National School             61141
                                        Lunch Week, 2004.
7832...............  Oct. 15.........  National Mammography        61727
                                        Day, 2004.
7833...............  Oct. 15.........  White Cane Safety           61729
                                        Day, 2004.
7834...............  Oct. 18.........  National Character          61989
                                        Counts Week, 2004.
7835...............  Oct. 20.........  National Disability         62387
                                        Employment
                                        Awareness Month,
                                        2004.
7836...............  Oct. 20.........  National Forest             62389
                                        Products Week, 2004.
7837...............  Oct. 24.........  United Nations Day,         62801
                                        2004.
7838...............  Nov. 4..........  National Adoption           65041
                                        Month, 2004.
7839...............  Nov. 4..........  National Alzheimer's        65043
                                        Disease Awareness
                                        Month, 2004.
7840...............  Nov. 4..........  National American           65045
                                        Indian Heritage
                                        Month, 2004.
7841...............  Nov. 4..........  National Diabetes           65047
                                        Month, 2004.
7842...............  Nov. 4..........  National Family             65049
                                        Caregivers Month,
                                        2004.
7843...............  Nov. 4..........  National Hospice            65051
                                        Month, 2004.
7844...............  Nov. 9..........  Veterans Day, 2004..        65511
7845...............  Nov. 9..........  World Freedom Day,          65515
                                        2004.
7846...............  Nov. 15.........  America Recycles            67631
                                        Day, 2004.
7847...............  Nov. 19.........  National Farm-City          68753
                                        Week, 2004.
7848...............  Nov. 23.........  National Family             69501
                                        Week, 2004.
7849...............  Nov. 23.........  Thanksgiving Day,           69503
                                        2004.
7850...............  Dec. 1..........  World AIDS Day, 2004        70351
7851...............  Dec. 2..........  National Drunk and          70353
                                        Drugged Driving
                                        Prevention Month,
                                        2004.
7852...............  Dec. 6..........  National Pearl              71689
                                        Harbor Remembrance
                                        Day, 2004.
7853...............  Dec. 10.........  To Take Certain             74945
                                        Actions Under the
                                        African Growth and
                                        Opportunity Act
                                        With Respect to
                                        Burkina Faso.
7854...............  Dec. 10.........  Human Rights Day,           74947
                                        Bill of Rights Day,
                                        and Human Rights
                                        Week, 2004.
7855...............  Dec. 15.........  60th Anniversary of         76371
                                        the Battle of the
                                        Bulge, 2004.
7856...............  Dec. 17.........  Wright Brothers Day,        76595
                                        2004.
7857...............  Dec. 20.........  To Implement the            77135
                                        United States-
                                        Australia Free
                                        Trade Agreement.
7858...............  Dec. 21.........  To Take Certain             77603
                                        Actions Under the
                                        African Growth and
                                        Opportunity Act.
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                        Table 2--EXECUTIVE ORDERS

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        No.           Signature Date          Subject         69 FR Page
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                     2004............
 
13324..............  Jan. 15.........  Termination of               2823
                                        Emergency With
                                        Respect to Sierra
                                        Leone and Liberia.
13325..............  Jan. 23.........  Amendment to                 4217
                                        Executive Order
                                        12293, the Foreign
                                        Service of the
                                        United States.
13326..............  Jan. 27.........  President's                  5255
                                        Commission on
                                        Implementation of
                                        United States Space
                                        Exploration Policy.
13327..............  Feb. 4..........  Federal Real                 5897
                                        Property Asset
                                        Management.
13328..............  Feb. 6..........  Commission on the            6901
                                        Intelligence
                                        Capabilities of the
                                        United States
                                        Regarding Weapons
                                        of Mass Destruction.
13329..............  Feb. 24.........  Encouraging                  9181
                                        Innovation in
                                        Manufacturing.
13330..............  Feb. 24.........  Human Service                9185
                                        Transportation
                                        Coordination.
13331..............  Feb. 27.........  National and                 9911
                                        Community Service
                                        Programs.
13332..............  Mar. 3..........  Further Adjustment          10891
                                        of Certain Rates of
                                        Pay.
13333..............  Mar. 18.........  Amending Executive          13455
                                        Order 13257 To
                                        Implement the
                                        Trafficking Victims
                                        Protection
                                        Reauthorization Act
                                        of 2003.
13334..............  Apr. 10.........  Establishing an             19917
                                        Emergency Board To
                                        Investigate a
                                        Dispute Between the
                                        Southeastern
                                        Pennsylvania
                                        Transportation
                                        Authority and its
                                        Conductors
                                        Represented by the
                                        United
                                        Transportation
                                        Union.
13335..............  Apr. 27.........  Incentives for the          24059
                                        Use of Health
                                        Information
                                        Technology and
                                        Establishing the
                                        Position of the
                                        National Health
                                        Information
                                        Technology
                                        Coordinator.
13336..............  Apr. 30.........  American Indian and         25295
                                        Alaska Native
                                        Education.
13337..............  Apr. 30.........  Issuance of Permits         25299
                                        With Respect to
                                        Certain Energy-
                                        Related Facilities
                                        and Land
                                        Transportation
                                        Crossings on the
                                        International
                                        Boundaries of the
                                        United States.
13338..............  May 11..........  Blocking Property of        26751
                                        Certain Persons and
                                        Prohibiting the
                                        Export of Certain
                                        Goods to Syria.
13339..............  May 13..........  Increasing Economic         28037
                                        Opportunity and
                                        Business
                                        Participation of
                                        Asian Americans and
                                        Pacific Islanders.

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13340..............  May 18..........  Establishment of            29043
                                        Great Lakes
                                        Interagency Task
                                        Force and Promotion
                                        of a Regional
                                        Collaboration of
                                        National
                                        Significance for
                                        the Great Lakes.
13341..............  May 20..........  Further Amendment to        29843
                                        Executive Order
                                        11023, Providing
                                        for the Performance
                                        by the Secretary of
                                        Commerce of Certain
                                        Functions Relating
                                        to the National
                                        Oceanic and
                                        Atmospheric
                                        Administration.
13342..............  June 1..........  Responsibilities of         31509
                                        the Departments of
                                        Commerce and
                                        Veterans Affairs
                                        and the Small
                                        Business
                                        Administration With
                                        Respect to Faith-
                                        Based and Community
                                        Initiatives.
13343..............  June 6..........  Providing for the           32245
                                        Closing of
                                        Government
                                        Departments and
                                        Agencies on June
                                        11, 2004.
13344..............  July 7..........  Amending Executive          41747
                                        Order 13261 on the
                                        Order of Succession
                                        in the
                                        Environmental
                                        Protection Agency.
13345..............  July 8..........  Assigning Foreign           41901
                                        Affairs Functions
                                        and Implementing
                                        the Enterprise for
                                        the Americas
                                        Initiative and the
                                        Tropical Forest
                                        Conservation Act.
13346..............  July 8..........  Delegation of               41905
                                        Certain Waiver,
                                        Determination,
                                        Certification,
                                        Recommendation, and
                                        Reporting Functions.
13347..............  July 22.........  Individuals With            44573
                                        Disabilities in
                                        Emergency
                                        Preparedness.
13348..............  July 22.........  Blocking Property of        44885
                                        Certain Persons and
                                        Prohibiting the
                                        Importation of
                                        Certain Goods from
                                        Liberia.
13349..............  July 23.........  Amending Executive          44891
                                        Order 13226 To
                                        Designate the
                                        President's Council
                                        of Advisors on
                                        Science and
                                        Technology To Serve
                                        as the National
                                        Nanotechnology
                                        Advisory Panel.
13350..............  July 29.........  Termination of              46055
                                        Emergency Declared
                                        in Executive Order
                                        12722 With Respect
                                        to Iraq and
                                        Modification of
                                        Executive Order
                                        13290, Executive
                                        Order 13303, and
                                        Executive Order
                                        13315.
13351..............  Aug. 9..........  Establishing an             50047
                                        Emergency Board To
                                        Investigate a
                                        Dispute Between the
                                        Southeastern
                                        Pennsylvania
                                        Transportation
                                        Authority and Its
                                        Conductors
                                        Represented by the
                                        United
                                        Transportation
                                        Union.
13352..............  Aug. 26.........  Facilitation of             52989
                                        Cooperative
                                        Conservation.
13353..............  Aug. 27.........  Establishing the            53585
                                        President's Board
                                        on Safeguarding
                                        Americans' Civil
                                        Liberties.
13354..............  Aug. 27.........  National                    53589
                                        Counterterrorism
                                        Center.
13355..............  Aug. 27.........  Strengthened                53593
                                        Management of the
                                        Intelligence
                                        Community.

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13356..............  Aug. 27.........  Strengthening the           53599
                                        Sharing of
                                        Terrorism
                                        Information To
                                        Protect Americans.
13357..............  Sep. 20.........  Termination of              56665
                                        Emergency Declared
                                        in Executive Order
                                        12543 With Respect
                                        to the Policies and
                                        Actions of the
                                        Government of Libya
                                        and Revocation of
                                        Related Executive
                                        Orders.
13358..............  Sep. 28.........  Assignment of               58797
                                        Functions Relating
                                        to Certain
                                        Appointments,
                                        Promotions, and
                                        Commissions in the
                                        Armed Forces.
13359..............  Oct. 20.........  Amendment to                62391
                                        Executive Order
                                        13173, Interagency
                                        Task Force on the
                                        Economic
                                        Development of the
                                        Central San Joaquin
                                        Valley.
13360..............  Oct. 20.........  Providing                   62549
                                        Opportunities for
                                        Service-Disabled
                                        Veteran Businesses
                                        To Increase Their
                                        Federal Contracting
                                        and Subcontracting.
13361..............  Nov. 16.........  Assignment of               67633
                                        Functions Under the
                                        United States
                                        Leadership Against
                                        HIV/AIDS,
                                        Tuberculosis, and
                                        Malaria Act of 2003.
13362..............  Nov. 29.........  Designation of              70173
                                        Additional Officers
                                        for the Department
                                        of Homeland
                                        Security Order of
                                        Succession.
13363..............  Nov. 29.........  Establishing the            70175
                                        Afghanistan and
                                        Iraq Campaign
                                        Medals.
13364..............  Nov. 29.........  Modifying the               70177
                                        Protection Granted
                                        to the Development
                                        Fund for Iraq and
                                        Certain Property in
                                        Which Iraq Has an
                                        Interest and
                                        Protecting the
                                        Central Bank of
                                        Iraq.
13365..............  Dec 3...........  2004 Amendments to          71333
                                        the Manual for
                                        Courts-Martial,
                                        United States.
13366..............  Dec. 17.........  Committee on Ocean          76591
                                        Policy.
13367..............  Dec. 21.........  United States-Mexico        77605
                                        Border Health
                                        Commission.
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        No.           Signature Date          Subject         70 FR Page
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                     2004............
 
13368..............  Dec. 30.........  Adjustments of               1147
                                        Certain Rates of
                                        Pay.
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                  Table 3--OTHER PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS

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                                                                 69 FR
      Signature Date                     Subject                  Page
------------------------------------------------------------------------
2004
 
Jan. 5...................  Notice: Continuation of the               847
                            National Emergency With Respect
                            to Libya.
Jan. 5...................  Presidential Determination No. 04-       2477
                            20: Eligibility of the Regional
                            Security System (RSS) To Receive
                            Defense Articles and Services
                            Under the Foreign Assistance Act
                            and the Arms Export Control Act.
Jan. 15..................  Presidential Determination No. 04-       4843
                            21: Designation of the State of
                            Kuwait as a Major Non-NATO Ally.
Jan. 16..................  Notice: Continuation of the              2991
                            National Emergency With Respect
                            to Terrorists Who Threaten To
                            Disrupt the Middle East Peace
                            Process.
Feb. 5...................  Presidential Determination No. 04-       8323
                            22: Determination Pursuant to
                            Section 2(c)(1) of the Migration
                            and Refugee Assistance Act of
                            1962, as Amended.
Feb. 13..................  Notice: Notice of Intention To           7677
                            Enter Into a Free Trade Agreement
                            With Australia.
Feb. 20..................  Notice: Notice of Intention To           8543
                            Enter Into a Free Trade Agreement
                            With Costa Rica, El Salvador,
                            Honduras, Guatemala, and
                            Nicaragua (the ``CAFTA
                            Countries'').
Feb. 23..................  Memorandum: Delegation of Certain        9509
                            Authority Under the United States
                            Leadership Against HIV/AIDS,
                            Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act of
                            2003.
Feb. 25..................  Presidential Determination No. 04-       9915
                            23: Determination Consistent With
                            the Emergency Supplemental
                            Appropriations Act for Defense
                            and for the Reconstruction of
                            Iraq and Afghanistan, 2004
                            (Public Law 108-106), To Make
                            Available Assistance for Liberia.
Feb. 25..................  Presidential Determination No. 04-       9917
                            24: Determination Pursuant to
                            Section 2(c)(1) of the Migration
                            and Refugee Assistance Act of
                            1962, as Amended.
Feb. 26..................  Notice: Continuation of the              9513
                            National Emergency Relating to
                            Cuba and of the Emergency
                            Authority Relating to the
                            Regulation of the Anchorage and
                            Movement of Vessels.
Feb. 26..................  Presidential Determination No. 04-      10595
                            25: Determination that the
                            Government of Pakistan is
                            Cooperating With the United
                            States in the Global War on
                            Terrorism.
Mar. 1...................  Memorandum: Delegation of Certain       10133
                            Reporting Authority.
Mar. 2...................  Notice: Continuation of the             10313
                            National Emergency Blocking
                            Property of Persons Undermining
                            Democratic Processes or
                            Institutions in Zimbabwe.
Mar. 3...................  Memorandum: Presidential                10597
                            Determination on Imports of
                            Certain Ductile Iron Waterworks
                            Fittings From the People's
                            Republic of China.
Mar. 5...................  Memorandum: Delegation of Certain       11489
                            Reporting Authority.
Mar. 8...................  Notice: Notice of Intention To          11491
                            Enter Into a Free Trade Agreement
                            With Morocco.
Mar. 10..................  Notice: Continuation of the             12051
                            National Emergency With Respect
                            to Iraq.

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Mar. 18..................  Memorandum: Delegation of Certain       13211
                            Authority Under the National
                            Defense Authorization Act for
                            Fiscal Year 2004, Public Law 108-
                            136.
Mar. 24..................  Notice: Notice of Intention To          16161
                            Enter Into a Free Trade Agreement
                            With the Dominican Republic.
Mar. 24..................  Presidential Determination No. 04-      21675
                            26: Determination To Waive
                            Military Coup-Related Provision
                            of the Foreign Operations, Export
                            Financing, and Related Programs
                            Appropriations Act, 2004, With
                            Respect to Pakistan.
Apr. 6...................  Presidential Determination No. 04-      21677
                            27: Waiving Prohibition on United
                            States Military Assistance to
                            Parties to the Rome Statute
                            Establishing the International
                            Criminal Court.
Apr. 14..................  Presidential Determination No. 04-      21679
                            28: Waiver and Certification of
                            Statutory Provisions Regarding
                            the Palestine Liberation
                            Organization.
Apr. 21..................  Presidential Determination No. 04-      24905
                            29: Presidential Determination on
                            the Sudan Peace Act.
Apr. 23..................  Presidential Determination No. 04-      24907
                            30: Determination and
                            Certification Under Section 8(b)
                            of the Iran and Libya Sanctions
                            Act.
May 17...................  Notice: Continuation of the             29041
                            National Emergency With Respect
                            to Burma.
May 20...................  Notice: Continuation of the             29409
                            National Emergency Protecting the
                            Development Fund for Iraq and
                            Certain Other Property in Which
                            Iraq Has an Interest.
May 25...................  Presidential Determination No. 04-      31511
                            31: Waiving Prohibition on United
                            States Military Assistance With
                            Respect to Burkina Faso and
                            Dominica.
June 3...................  Memorandum: Command and Control of      32833
                            the National Guard for 2004 Group
                            of Eight (``G8'') Summit.
June 3...................  Memorandum: Secret Service              32235
                            Protection for Distinguished
                            Foreign Visitors to the 2004
                            Group of Eight (``G8'') Summit.
June 3...................  Presidential Determination No. 04-      32429
                            32: Determination Under
                            Subsection 402(d)(1) of the Trade
                            Act of 1974, as Amended--
                            Continuation of Waiver Authority
                            for Turkmenistan.
June 3...................  Presidential Determination No. 04-      32431
                            33: Determination Under
                            Subsection 402(d)(1) of the Trade
                            Act of 1974, as Amended--
                            Continuation of Waiver Authority
                            for the Republic of Belarus.
June 3...................  Presidential Determination No. 04-      32433
                            34: Determination Under
                            Subsection 402(d)(1) of the Trade
                            Act of 1974, as Amended--
                            Continuation of Waiver Authority
                            for Vietnam.
June 3...................  Presidential Determination No. 04-      34049
                            35: Designation of the Kingdom of
                            Morocco as a Major Non-NATO Ally.
June 14..................  Memorandum: Certification               34043
                            Concerning U.S. Participation in
                            the United Nations Stabilization
                            Mission in Haiti Consistent With
                            Section 2005 of the American
                            Servicemembers' Protection Act.
June 15..................  Notice: Notice of Intention To          34045
                            Enter Into a Free Trade Agreement
                            With Bahrain.
June 15..................  Presidential Determination No. 04-      38795
                            36: Suspension of Limitations
                            Under the Jerusalem Embassy Act.

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June 16..................  Notice: Continuation of the             34047
                            National Emergency With Respect
                            to the Risk of Nuclear
                            Proliferation Created by the
                            Accumulation of Weapons-Usable
                            Fissile Material in the Territory
                            of the Russian Federation.
June 16..................  Presidential Determination No. 04-      38797
                            37: Designation of the Islamic
                            Republic of Pakistan as a Major
                            Non-NATO Ally.
June 24..................  Notice: Continuation of the             36005
                            National Emergency With Respect
                            to the Western Balkans.
June 24..................  Presidential Determination No. 04-      40305
                            38: Determination Pursuant to
                            Section 2(c)(1) of the Migration
                            and Refugee Assistance Act of
                            1962, as Amended.
June 25..................  Presidential Determination No. 04-      40761
                            39: Imposition and Waiver of
                            Sanctions Under Section 604 of
                            the FY 2003 Foreign Relations
                            Authorization Act (Public Law 107-
                            228).
June 29..................  Memorandum: Administration of           40531
                            Certain Appropriations Relating
                            to Iraq.
July 2...................  Memorandum: Delegation of Certain       43723
                            Reporting Authority.
July 5...................  Memorandum: Delegation of               42087
                            Authority Under Section 517(a) of
                            the National Defense
                            Authorization Act for Fiscal Year
                            2004.
July 8...................  Memorandum: Delegation of               43725
                            Responsibility Under Section 1523
                            of the Strom Thurmond National
                            Defense Authorization Act for
                            Fiscal Year 1999, as Amended.
July 21..................  Presidential Determination No. 04-      46399
                            40: Eligibility of Iraq to
                            Receive Defense Articles and
                            Services Under the Foreign
                            Assistance Act of 1961, as
                            Amended, and the Arms Export
                            Control Act, as Amended.
July 23..................  Memorandum: National Guard Support      46397
                            for 2004 Democratic and
                            Republican National Conventions
                            and Other Appropriate Events.
Aug. 6...................  Notice: Continuation of Emergency       48763
                            Regarding Export Control
                            Regulations.
Aug. 6...................  Presidential Determination No. 04-      50049
                            41: Waiving Prohibition on United
                            States Military Assistance With
                            Respect to the Republic of the
                            Congo.
Aug. 17..................  Presidential Determination No. 04-      52807
                            42: Continuation of U.S. Drug
                            Interdiction Assistance to the
                            Government of Colombia.
Aug. 20..................  Presidential Determination No. 04-      52809
                            43: Determination To Make
                            Available Assistance for Liberia.
Sept. 10.................  Notice: Continuation of the             55313
                            National Emergency With Respect
                            to Certain Terrorist Attacks.
Sept. 10.................  Presidential Determination No. 04-      56153
                            44: Presidential Determination
                            and Certification Concerning
                            Libya Under Section 101 and
                            102(b) of the Arms Export Control
                            Act and Determination on Export-
                            Import Bank Support for U.S.
                            Exports to Libya.
Sept. 10.................  Presidential Determination No. 04-      55497
                            45: Continuation of the Exercise
                            of Certain Authorities Under the
                            Trading With the Enemy Act.
Sept. 10.................  Presidential Determination No. 04-      56155
                            46: Presidential Determination
                            With Respect to Foreign
                            Governments' Efforts Regarding
                            Trafficking in Persons.

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Sept. 15.................  Presidential Determination No. 04-      57809
                            47: Presidential Determination on
                            Major Drug Transit or Major
                            Illicit Drug Producing Countries
                            for FY05.
Sept. 20.................  Presidential Determination No. 04-      58035
                            49: Determination and Waiver of
                            Application of Section 908(a)(1)
                            of the Trade Sanctions Reform and
                            Export Enhancement Act of 2000
                            With Respect to Libya.
Sept. 21.................  Notice: Continuation of the             56923
                            National Emergency With Respect
                            to Persons Who Commit, Threaten
                            To Commit, or Support Terrorism.
Sept. 24.................  Presidential Determination No. 04-      58789
                            50: Presidential Determination on
                            Eligibility of the African Union
                            To Receive Defense Articles and
                            Services Under the Foreign
                            Assistance Act of 1961, as
                            Amended, and the Arms Export
                            Control Act, as Amended.
Sept. 24.................  Presidential Determination No. 04-      58791
                            51: Determination To Make
                            Available Assistance for Sudan.
Sept. 24.................  Presidential Determination No. 04-      58793
                            52: Certification Permitting
                            Rescission of Iraq as a Sponsor
                            of Terrorism.
Sept. 30.................  Presidential Determination No. 04-      60943
                            53: Presidential Determination on
                            FY 2005 Refugee Admissions
                            Numbers and Authorizations of In-
                            Country Refugee Status Pursuant
                            to Sections 207 and 101(a)(42),
                            respectively, of the Immigration
                            and Nationality Act, and
                            Determination Pursuant to Section
                            2(b)(2) of the Migration and
                            Refugee Assistance Act, as
                            Amended.
Sept. 30.................  Presidential Determination No. 04-      60945
                            54: Transfer of Funds Under
                            Section 610 of the Foreign
                            Assistance Act.
Oct. 7...................  Presidential Determination No. 05-      62793
                            01: Determination Pursuant to
                            Section 2(c)(1) of the Migration
                            and Refugee Assistance Act of
                            1962, as Amended.
Oct. 14..................  Presidential Determination No. 05-      62795
                            02: Waiver and Certification of
                            Statutory Provisions Regarding
                            the Palestine Liberation
                            Organization.
Oct. 16..................  Presidential Determination No. 05-      62797
                            03: Provision of U.S. Drug
                            Interdiction Assistance to the
                            Government of Brazil.
Oct. 19..................  Notice: Continuation of the             61733
                            National Emergency With Respect
                            to Significant Narcotics
                            Traffickers Centered in Colombia.
Oct. 20..................  Presidential Determination No. 05-      63037
                            04: Presidential Determination on
                            Use of Cooperative Threat
                            Reduction Funds in Albania Under
                            Section 1308 of the National
                            Defense Authorization Act for
                            Fiscal Year 2004.
Oct. 20..................  Presidential Determination No. 05-      63917
                            05: Presidential Determination
                            Relating to Obligation of
                            Cooperative Threat Reduction
                            Funds in Albania Under Section
                            1308 of the National Defense
                            Authorization Act for Fiscal Year
                            2004.
Oct. 21..................  Memorandum: Delegation of Certain       63039
                            Functions Related to the Sudan
                            Peace Act.
Oct. 21..................  Memorandum: Designation and             70349
                            Authorization To Perform
                            Functions Under Section 319F-2 of
                            the Public Health Service Act.
Oct. 22..................  Presidential Determination No. 05-      64475
                            06: Drawdown of Commodities and
                            Services from the Department of
                            Defense To Support African Union
                            Peacekeeping in Darfur, Sudan.

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Nov. 1...................  Notice: Continuation of the             63915
                            National Emergency With Respect
                            to Sudan.
Nov. 4...................  Notice: Continuation of Emergency       64637
                            Regarding Weapons of Mass
                            Destruction.
Nov. 9...................  Notice: Continuation of the             65513
                            National Emergency With Respect
                            to Iran.
Nov. 29..................  Presidential Determination No. 05-      72109
                            07: Presidential Determination on
                            Waiver of Conditions on
                            Obligation and Expenditure of
                            Funds for Planning, Design, and
                            Construction of a Chemical
                            Weapons Destruction Facility in
                            Russia.
Nov. 29..................  Presidential Determination No. 05-      74931
                            08: Waiving Prohibition on United
                            States Military Assistance With
                            Respect to Burundi, Guyana, and
                            Liberia.
Dec. 6...................  Presidential Determination No. 05-      74933
                            09: Waiver of Restrictions on
                            Assistance to Russia Under the
                            Cooperative Threat Reduction Act
                            of 1993 and Title V of the
                            FREEDOM Support Act.
Dec. 8...................  Memorandum: Assignment of               78847
                            Functions Implementing the HELP
                            Commission Act.
Dec. 8...................  Memorandum: Delegation of Certain       74935
                            Reporting Authority.
Dec. 8...................  Memorandum: Delegation of Certain       74937
                            Reporting Authority.
Dec. 8...................  Memorandum: Delegation of Certain       74939
                            Reporting Authority.
Dec. 8...................  Memorandum: Delegation of Certain       74941
                            Reporting Authority.
Dec. 8...................  Presidential Determination No. 05-      78849
                            10: Waiver of Restrictions on
                            Providing Funds to the
                            Palestinian Authority.
Dec. 10..................  Presidential Determination No. 05-      76587
                            11: Renewal of Trade Agreement
                            With the Socialist Republic of
                            Vietnam.
Dec. 15..................  Presidential Determination No. 05-      78851
                            14: Suspension of Limitations
                            Under the Jerusalem Embassy Act.
Dec. 21..................  Presidential Determination No. 05-      77607
                            15: Provision of Aviation
                            Insurance Coverage for Commercial
                            Air Carrier Service in Domestic
                            and International Operations.
------------------------------------------------------------------------


------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                 70 FR
      Signature Date                     Subject                  Page
------------------------------------------------------------------------
2004
 
Sept. 20.................  Presidential Determination No. 04-       1783
                            48: Intention To Grant Waiver of
                            the Application of Section 901(j)
                            of the Internal Revenue Code With
                            Respect to Libya.
Dec. 10..................  Presidential Determination No. 05-       1785
                            12: Presidential Determination To
                            Waive the Application of Section
                            901(j) of the Internal Revenue
                            Code With Respect to Libya.
Dec. 14..................  Presidential Determination No. 05-          1
                            13: Waiver of Restrictions on
                            Assistance to the Republic of
                            Uzbekistan Under the Cooperative
                            Threat Reduction Act of 1993 and
                            Title V of the FREEDOM Support
                            Act.
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                         Title 3--The President


          Table 4--PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS AFFECTED DURING 2004


________________________________________________________________________


Editorial note: The following abbreviations are used in this table:

EO        Executive Order

FR        Federal Register

PLO       Public Land Order (43 CFR, Appendix to Chapter II)

Proc.     Proclamation

Pub. L.   Public Law

Stat.     U.S. Statutes at Large

WCPD      Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents


________________________________________________________________________


                              Proclamations

                             Date or Number

                                         Comment

6867.............See Proc. 7757; Notice of Feb. 26, p. 263..............
7350.............See Proc. 7858.........................................
7463.............See Notice of Sept. 10, p. 286.........................
7561.............Amended by Proc. 7858..................................
                            Executive Orders

                             Date or Number

                                         Comment

December 18, 1849Revoked by PLO 7606....................................
July 14, 1875....Partially revoked by PLO 7600..........................
10485............See EO 13337...........................................
10530............See EO 13337...........................................
11023............Amended by EO 13341....................................
11269............See EO 13345...........................................
11423............Amended by EO 13337....................................
11582............See EO 13343...........................................
12163............Amended by EOs 13346, 13361............................
12170............See Notices of Mar. 10, p. 267; Nov. 9, p. 304.........
12293............Amended by EO 13325....................................
12333............Amended by EO 13355; See EOs 13354, 13356..............
12473............Amended by EO 13365....................................
12512............Revoked by EO 13327....................................

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12538............Revoked by EO 13357....................................
12543............See Notice of Jan. 5, p.257; Revoked by EO 13357.......
12544............See Notice of Jan. 5, p. 257; Revoked by EO 13357......
12722............Revoked by EO 13350....................................
12724............Revoked by EO 13350....................................
12734............Revoked by EO 13350....................................
12743............Revoked by EO 13350....................................
12751............Revoked by EO 13350....................................
12757............Revoked by EO 13345....................................
12801............Revoked by EO 13357....................................
12817............Revoked by EO 13350....................................
12823............Revoked by EO 13345....................................
12938............See Notice of Nov. 4, p. 303...........................
12947............See Notice of Jan. 16, p. 259..........................
12957............See Notice of Mar. 10, p. 267..........................
12958............See EOs 13328, 13329, 13354, 13356.....................
12959............See Notice of Mar. 10, p. 267..........................
12978............See Notice of Oct. 19, p. 299..........................
13028............Revoked by EO 13345....................................
13047............See Notice of May 17, p. 271...........................
13059............See Notice of Mar. 10, p. 267..........................
13067............See Notice of Nov. 1, p. 303...........................
13094............See Notice of Nov. 4, p. 303...........................
13096............Revoked by EO 13336....................................
13099............See Notice of Jan. 16, p. 259..........................
13131............Revoked by EO 13345....................................
13148............See EO 13327...........................................
13159............See Notice of June 16, p. 278..........................
13173............Amended by EO 13359....................................
13175............See EO 13336...........................................
13194............Revoked by EO 13324....................................
13212............See EO 13337...........................................
13213............Revoked by EO 13324....................................
13219............See Notice of June 24, p. 279..........................
13222............See Notice of August 6, p. 284; Presidential ..........
                  Determination No. 04-52, p. 295
13223............See Notice of Sept. 10, p. 286.........................
13224............See EO 13338; Notice of Sept. 21, p. 293...............
13226............Amended by EO 13349....................................
13235............See Notice of Sept. 10, p. 286.........................
13253............See Notice of Sept. 10, p. 286.........................
13257............Amended by EO 13333....................................
13261............Amended by EO 13344....................................
13263............See Proc. 7804.........................................
13277............Amended by EO 13346....................................

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13286............See EO 13362; Notice of Sept. 10, p. 286...............
13287............See EO 13327...........................................
13288............See Notice of Mar. 2, p. 267...........................
13289............See EO 13363...........................................
13290............Amended by EO 13350....................................
13303............Amended by EO 13364; See EO 13350; Notice of May 20, p. 
                  272
13304............See Notice of June 24, p. 279..........................
13310............See Notice of May 17, p. 271...........................
13311............See EO 13356...........................................
13315............Superseded in part by EO 13350; See EO 13364; Notice of 
                  May 20, p. 272
13322............Superseded by EO 13332.................................
13330............See Proc. 7804.........................................
13332............Superseded by EO 13368.................................
13334............See EO 13351...........................................
13347............See Proc. 7804.........................................
13350............See EO 13364...........................................

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                         Title 3--The President


     Table 5--STATUTES CITED AS AUTHORITY FOR PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS


________________________________________________________________________


Editorial note: Statutes which were cited as authority for the issuance 
of Presidential documents contained in this volume are listed under one 
of these headings. For authority cites for hortatory proclamations, see 
the text of each proclamation:

    United States Code
    United States Statutes at Large
    Public Laws
    Short Title of Act

Citations have been set forth in the style in which they appear in the 
documents. Since the form of citations varies from document to document, 
users of this table should search under all headings for pertinent 
references.


________________________________________________________________________


                           United States Code
 
      U.S. Code Citation                 Presidential Document
 
3 U.S.C. 301.................  Procs. 7750, 7757, 7857, 7858; EOs 13337,
                                13338, 13341, 13345, 13346, 13348,
                                13350, 13357, 13358, 13361, 13364;
                                Presidential Determination No. 04-48, p.
                                292; Memorandums of Feb. 23, p. 261;
                                Mar. 1, p. 264; Mar. 5, p. 266; Mar. 18,
                                p. 268; June 3, p. 273; June 3, p. 274;
                                July 2, p. 282; July 5, p. 282; July 8,
                                p. 283; July 23, p. 284; Oct. 21, p.
                                301; Oct. 21, p. 302; Dec. 8, p. 306;
                                Dec. 8, p. 307; Dec. 8, p. 307; Dec. 8,
                                p. 307; Dec. 8, p. 308
5 U.S.C. 3345, et seq........  EOs 13344, 13362
8 U.S.C. 1157................  Presidential Determination No. 04-53, p.
                                296
8 U.S.C. 1182(f).............  Proc. 7750
10 U.S.C. 801-946............  EO 13365
15 U.S.C. 631 et seq.........  EO 13329
19 U.S.C. 2112 Note..........  Proc. 7826
19 U.S.C. 2432(d)(1).........  Presidential Determination Nos. 04-32, p.
                                274; 04-34, p. 275
19 U.S.C. 2435(b)(1)(B)......  Presidential Determination No. 05-11, p.
                                309
19 U.S.C. 2451...............  Memorandum of Mar. 3, p. 265
19 U.S.C. 2461-7.............  Proc. 7800
19 U.S.C. 2461-67............  Proc. 7758
19 U.S.C. 2466a(a)(1)........  Procs. 7853, 7858
19 U.S.C. 2483...............  Procs. 7758, 7800, 7826, 7857, 7858
19 U.S.C. 3805 note..........  Proc. 7857
22 U.S.C. 287c...............  EOs 13324, 13348, 13350, 13357, 13364
22 U.S.C. 288................  EO 13367

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22 U.S.C. 2291-4.............  Presidential Determination Nos. 04-42, p.
                                285; 05-03, p. 299
22 U.S.C. 2349aa-8...........  EO 13357
22 U.S.C. 2349aa-9...........  EO 13357
22 U.S.C. 2392...............  Memorandum of June 29, p. 281
22 U.S.C. 2601(c)(1).........  Presidential Determination Nos. 04-22, p.
                                260; 04-24, p. 262; 04-38, p. 280; 05-
                                01, p. 298
22 U.S.C. 7101 et seq........  EO 13333
22 U.S.C. 7421 et seq........   Memorandum of June 14, p. 276
                                Presidential Determination Nos. 04-27,
                                p. 269; 04-31, p. 273; 04-41, p. 285; 05-
                                08, p. 305
40 U.S.C. 121(a).............  EO 13327
45 U.S.C. 159(a).............  EOs 13334, 13351
49 U.S.C. 40106..............  EO 13357
49 U.S.C. 44302 et seq.......  Presidential Determination No. 05-15, p.
                                311
50 U.S.C. 191................  Proc. 7757
50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq........  Proc. 7757; EOs 13324, 13338, 13348,
                                13350, 13357, 13364,
50 U.S.C. 1622(d)............  Notices of Jan. 5, p. 257; Jan. 16, p.
                                259; Feb. 26, p. 263; Mar. 2, p. 264;
                                Mar. 10, p. 267; May 20, p. 272; June
                                16, p. 278; June 24, p. 279; Aug. 6, p.
                                284; Sept. 10, p. 286; Sept. 21, p. 293;
                                Oct. 19, p. 299; Nov. 1, p. 303; Nov. 4,
                                p. 303; Nov. 9, p. 304
50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq........  EOs 13324, 13338, 13348, 13350, 13357,
                                13364
50 U.S.C. 1701 note..........  Presidential Determination No. 04-30, p.
                                271
 


                               Public Laws
 
          Law Number                     Presidential Document
 
95-223.......................  Presidential Determination No. 04-45, p.
                                288
96-72........................  Presidential Determination No. 04-52, p.
                                295
103-160......................  Presidential Determination No. 05-05, p.
                                301
104-45.......................  Presidential Determination Nos. 04-36, p.
                                277; 05-14, p. 310
106-200......................  Proc. 7853
106-386......................  Presidential Determination No. 04-46, p.
                                288
106-387......................  Presidential Determination No. 04-49, p.
                                293
107-57.......................  Presidential Determination No. 04-26, p.
                                269
107-245......................  Presidential Determination No. 04-29, p.
                                270
107-228......................  Presidential Determination Nos. 04-39, p.
                                280; 04-47, p. 290
107-314......................  Presidential Determination Nos. 05-09, p.
                                305; 05-13, p. 310
108-106......................  Presidential Determination Nos. 04-23, p.
                                262; 04-25, p. 263; 04-43, p. 286; 04-
                                51, p. 294
108-136......................  Presidential Determination Nos. 05-04, p.
                                300; 05-05, p. 301
108-153......................  EO 13349
108-175......................  EO 13338
108-199......................  Presidential Determination Nos. 04-28, p.
                                270; 05-02, p. 298; 05-10, p. 308
108-234......................  EO 13363
108-375......................  Presidential Determination No. 05-07, p.
                                304
 


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                           Short Title of Act
 
              Title                        Presidential Document
 
Agricultural Trade Development    EO 13345
 and Assistance Act of 1954.
African Growth and Opportunity    Proc. 7853
 Act.
AGOA Acceleration Act of 2004...  Proc. 7808
Arms Export Control Act.........  Presidential Determination Nos. 04-20,
                                   p. 258; 04-40, p. 283; 04-44, p. 287;
                                   04-50, p. 294
Export-Import Bank Act of 1945..  Presidential Determination No. 04-44,
                                   p. 287
Foreign Assistance Act of 1961..  EO 13345; Presidential Determination
                                   Nos. 04-20, p. 258; 04-21, p. 259; 04-
                                   35, p. 276; 04-37, p. 279; 04-40, p.
                                   283; 04-50, p. 294; 04-54, p. 297; 05-
                                   06, p. 302
Foreign Service Act of 1980.....  EO 13325
NAFTA Implementation Act........  Proc. 7808
National Security Act of 1947...  EOs 13354, 13355
Trade Act of 1974...............  Proc. 7853
Trade Act of 1975...............  Proc. 7808
Trade Act of 2002...............  Notices of Feb. 13, p. 260; Feb. 20,
                                   p. 261; Mar. 8, p. 267; Mar. 24, p.
                                   268; June 15, p. 277
 


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                      LIST OF CFR SECTIONS AFFECTED


________________________________________________________________________


Editorial note: All changes in this volume of the Code of Federal 
Regulations which were made by documents published in the Federal 
Register since January 1, 2001, are enumerated in the following list. 
Entries indicate the nature of the changes effected. Page numbers refer 
to Federal Register pages. The user should consult the entries for 
chapters and parts as well as sections for revisions.
  For the period before January 1, 2001, see the ``List of CFR Sections 
Affected, 1949-1963, 1964-1972, 1973-1985, and 1986-2000,'' published in 
11 separate volumes.
  Presidential documents affected during 2004 are set forth in Table 4 
on page 339.


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                            CFR FINDING AIDS


________________________________________________________________________


Editorial note: A list of CFR titles, subtitles, chapters, subchapters, 
and parts, and an alphabetical list of agencies publishing in the CFR 
are included in the CFR Index and Finding Aids volume to the Code of 
Federal Regulations, which is published separately and revised annually 
as of January 1.

The two finding aids on the following pages, the ``Table of CFR Titles 
and Chapters'' and the ``Alphabetical List of Agencies Appearing in the 
CFR'' apply to all 50 titles of the Code of Federal Regulations. 
Reference aids specific to this volume appear in the section entitled 
``Title 3 Finding Aids,'' found on page 323.

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                    Table of CFR Titles and Chapters




                     (Revised as of January 1, 2005)

                      Title 1--General Provisions

         I  Administrative Committee of the Federal Register 
                (Parts 1--49)
        II  Office of the Federal Register (Parts 50--299)
        IV  Miscellaneous Agencies (Parts 400--500)

                    Title 2--Grants and Agreements

            Subtitle A--Office of Management and Budget Guidance 
                for Grants and Agreements
         I  [Reserved]
        II  Office of Management and Budget Circulars and Guidance
            Subtitle B--Federal Agency Regulations for Grants and 
                Agreements [Reserved]
              

                        Title 3--The President

         I  Executive Office of the President (Parts 100--199)

                           Title 4--Accounts

         I  General Accounting Office (Parts 1--99)

                   Title 5--Administrative Personnel

         I  Office of Personnel Management (Parts 1--1199)
        II  Merit Systems Protection Board (Parts 1200--1299)
       III  Office of Management and Budget (Parts 1300--1399)
         V  The International Organizations Employees Loyalty 
                Board (Parts 1500--1599)
        VI  Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Parts 
                1600--1699)
      VIII  Office of Special Counsel (Parts 1800--1899)
        IX  Appalachian Regional Commission (Parts 1900--1999)
        XI  Armed Forces Retirement Home (Part 2100)
       XIV  Federal Labor Relations Authority, General Counsel of 
                the Federal Labor Relations Authority and Federal 
                Service Impasses Panel (Parts 2400--2499)

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        XV  Office of Administration, Executive Office of the 
                President (Parts 2500--2599)
       XVI  Office of Government Ethics (Parts 2600--2699)
       XXI  Department of the Treasury (Parts 3100--3199)
      XXII  Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (Part 3201)
     XXIII  Department of Energy (Part 3301)
      XXIV  Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (Part 3401)
       XXV  Department of the Interior (Part 3501)
      XXVI  Department of Defense (Part 3601)
    XXVIII  Department of Justice (Part 3801)
      XXIX  Federal Communications Commission (Parts 3900--3999)
       XXX  Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation (Parts 4000--
                4099)
      XXXI  Farm Credit Administration (Parts 4100--4199)
    XXXIII  Overseas Private Investment Corporation (Part 4301)
      XXXV  Office of Personnel Management (Part 4501)
        XL  Interstate Commerce Commission (Part 5001)
       XLI  Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Part 5101)
      XLII  Department of Labor (Part 5201)
     XLIII  National Science Foundation (Part 5301)
       XLV  Department of Health and Human Services (Part 5501)
      XLVI  Postal Rate Commission (Part 5601)
     XLVII  Federal Trade Commission (Part 5701)
    XLVIII  Nuclear Regulatory Commission (Part 5801)
         L  Department of Transportation (Part 6001)
       LII  Export-Import Bank of the United States (Part 6201)
      LIII  Department of Education (Parts 6300--6399)
       LIV  Environmental Protection Agency (Part 6401)
        LV  National Endowment for the Arts (Part 6501)
       LVI  National Endowment for the Humanities (Part 6601)
      LVII  General Services Administration (Part 6701)
     LVIII  Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (Part 
                6801)
       LIX  National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Part 
                6901)
        LX  United States Postal Service (Part 7001)
       LXI  National Labor Relations Board (Part 7101)
      LXII  Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Part 7201)
     LXIII  Inter-American Foundation (Part 7301)
       LXV  Department of Housing and Urban Development (Part 
                7501)
      LXVI  National Archives and Records Administration (Part 
                7601)
     LXVII  Institute of Museum and Library Services (Part 7701)
      LXIX  Tennessee Valley Authority (Part 7901)
      LXXI  Consumer Product Safety Commission (Part 8101)
    LXXIII  Department of Agriculture (Part 8301)
     LXXIV  Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (Part 
                8401)

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     LXXVI  Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Part 8601)
    LXXVII  Office of Management and Budget (Part 8701)

                      Title 6--Homeland Security

         I  Department of Homeland Security, Office of the 
                Secretary (Parts 0--99)

                         Title 7--Agriculture

            Subtitle A--Office of the Secretary of Agriculture 
                (Parts 0--26)
            Subtitle B--Regulations of the Department of 
                Agriculture
         I  Agricultural Marketing Service (Standards, 
                Inspections, Marketing Practices), Department of 
                Agriculture (Parts 27--209)
        II  Food and Nutrition Service, Department of Agriculture 
                (Parts 210--299)
       III  Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Department 
                of Agriculture (Parts 300--399)
        IV  Federal Crop Insurance Corporation, Department of 
                Agriculture (Parts 400--499)
         V  Agricultural Research Service, Department of 
                Agriculture (Parts 500--599)
        VI  Natural Resources Conservation Service, Department of 
                Agriculture (Parts 600--699)
       VII  Farm Service Agency, Department of Agriculture (Parts 
                700--799)
      VIII  Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards 
                Administration (Federal Grain Inspection Service), 
                Department of Agriculture (Parts 800--899)
        IX  Agricultural Marketing Service (Marketing Agreements 
                and Orders; Fruits, Vegetables, Nuts), Department 
                of Agriculture (Parts 900--999)
         X  Agricultural Marketing Service (Marketing Agreements 
                and Orders; Milk), Department of Agriculture 
                (Parts 1000--1199)
        XI  Agricultural Marketing Service (Marketing Agreements 
                and Orders; Miscellaneous Commodities), Department 
                of Agriculture (Parts 1200--1299)
       XIV  Commodity Credit Corporation, Department of 
                Agriculture (Parts 1400--1499)
        XV  Foreign Agricultural Service, Department of 
                Agriculture (Parts 1500--1599)
       XVI  Rural Telephone Bank, Department of Agriculture (Parts 
                1600--1699)
      XVII  Rural Utilities Service, Department of Agriculture 
                (Parts 1700--1799)
     XVIII  Rural Housing Service, Rural Business-Cooperative 
                Service, Rural Utilities Service, and Farm Service 
                Agency, Department of Agriculture (Parts 1800--
                2099)
        XX  Local Television Loan Guarantee Board (Parts 2200--
                2299)

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      XXVI  Office of Inspector General, Department of Agriculture 
                (Parts 2600--2699)
     XXVII  Office of Information Resources Management, Department 
                of Agriculture (Parts 2700--2799)
    XXVIII  Office of Operations, Department of Agriculture (Parts 
                2800--2899)
      XXIX  Office of Energy, Department of Agriculture (Parts 
                2900--2999)
       XXX  Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Department of 
                Agriculture (Parts 3000--3099)
      XXXI  Office of Environmental Quality, Department of 
                Agriculture (Parts 3100--3199)
     XXXII  Office of Procurement and Property Management, 
                Department of Agriculture (Parts 3200--3299)
    XXXIII  Office of Transportation, Department of Agriculture 
                (Parts 3300--3399)
     XXXIV  Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension 
                Service, Department of Agriculture (Parts 3400--
                3499)
      XXXV  Rural Housing Service, Department of Agriculture 
                (Parts 3500--3599)
     XXXVI  National Agricultural Statistics Service, Department 
                of Agriculture (Parts 3600--3699)
    XXXVII  Economic Research Service, Department of Agriculture 
                (Parts 3700--3799)
   XXXVIII  World Agricultural Outlook Board, Department of 
                Agriculture (Parts 3800--3899)
       XLI  [Reserved]
      XLII  Rural Business-Cooperative Service and Rural Utilities 
                Service, Department of Agriculture (Parts 4200--
                4299)

                    Title 8--Aliens and Nationality

         I  Department of Homeland Security (Immigration and 
                Naturalization) (Parts 1--499)
         V  Executive Office for Immigration Review, Department of 
                Justice (Parts 1000--1399)

                 Title 9--Animals and Animal Products

         I  Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Department 
                of Agriculture (Parts 1--199)
        II  Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards 
                Administration (Packers and Stockyards Programs), 
                Department of Agriculture (Parts 200--299)
       III  Food Safety and Inspection Service, Department of 
                Agriculture (Parts 300--599)

                           Title 10--Energy

         I  Nuclear Regulatory Commission (Parts 0--199)
        II  Department of Energy (Parts 200--699)

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       III  Department of Energy (Parts 700--999)
         X  Department of Energy (General Provisions) (Parts 1000-
                -1099)
      XVII  Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (Parts 1700--
                1799)
     XVIII  Northeast Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste 
                Commission (Part 1800)

                      Title 11--Federal Elections

         I  Federal Election Commission (Parts 1--9099)

                      Title 12--Banks and Banking

         I  Comptroller of the Currency, Department of the 
                Treasury (Parts 1--199)
        II  Federal Reserve System (Parts 200--299)
       III  Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (Parts 300--399)
        IV  Export-Import Bank of the United States (Parts 400--
                499)
         V  Office of Thrift Supervision, Department of the 
                Treasury (Parts 500--599)
        VI  Farm Credit Administration (Parts 600--699)
       VII  National Credit Union Administration (Parts 700--799)
      VIII  Federal Financing Bank (Parts 800--899)
        IX  Federal Housing Finance Board (Parts 900--999)
        XI  Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council 
                (Parts 1100--1199)
       XIV  Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation (Parts 1400--
                1499)
        XV  Department of the Treasury (Parts 1500--1599)
      XVII  Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, 
                Department of Housing and Urban Development (Parts 
                1700--1799)
     XVIII  Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, 
                Department of the Treasury (Parts 1800--1899)

               Title 13--Business Credit and Assistance

         I  Small Business Administration (Parts 1--199)
       III  Economic Development Administration, Department of 
                Commerce (Parts 300--399)
        IV  Emergency Steel Guarantee Loan Board, Department of 
                Commerce (Parts 400--499)
         V  Emergency Oil and Gas Guaranteed Loan Board, 
                Department of Commerce (Parts 500--599)

                    Title 14--Aeronautics and Space

         I  Federal Aviation Administration, Department of 
                Transportation (Parts 1--199)
        II  Office of the Secretary, Department of Transportation 
                (Aviation Proceedings) (Parts 200--399)

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       III  Commercial Space Transportation, Federal Aviation 
                Administration, Department of Transportation 
                (Parts 400--499)
         V  National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Parts 
                1200--1299)
        VI  Air Transportation System Stabilization (Parts 1300--
                1399)

                 Title 15--Commerce and Foreign Trade

            Subtitle A--Office of the Secretary of Commerce (Parts 
                0--29)
            Subtitle B--Regulations Relating to Commerce and 
                Foreign Trade
         I  Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce (Parts 
                30--199)
        II  National Institute of Standards and Technology, 
                Department of Commerce (Parts 200--299)
       III  International Trade Administration, Department of 
                Commerce (Parts 300--399)
        IV  Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Department of Commerce 
                (Parts 400--499)
       VII  Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of 
                Commerce (Parts 700--799)
      VIII  Bureau of Economic Analysis, Department of Commerce 
                (Parts 800--899)
        IX  National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 
                Department of Commerce (Parts 900--999)
        XI  Technology Administration, Department of Commerce 
                (Parts 1100--1199)
      XIII  East-West Foreign Trade Board (Parts 1300--1399)
       XIV  Minority Business Development Agency (Parts 1400--
                1499)
            Subtitle C--Regulations Relating to Foreign Trade 
                Agreements
        XX  Office of the United States Trade Representative 
                (Parts 2000--2099)
            Subtitle D--Regulations Relating to Telecommunications 
                and Information
     XXIII  National Telecommunications and Information 
                Administration, Department of Commerce (Parts 
                2300--2399)

                    Title 16--Commercial Practices

         I  Federal Trade Commission (Parts 0--999)
        II  Consumer Product Safety Commission (Parts 1000--1799)

             Title 17--Commodity and Securities Exchanges

         I  Commodity Futures Trading Commission (Parts 1--199)
        II  Securities and Exchange Commission (Parts 200--399)
        IV  Department of the Treasury (Parts 400--499)

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          Title 18--Conservation of Power and Water Resources

         I  Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, Department of 
                Energy (Parts 1--399)
       III  Delaware River Basin Commission (Parts 400--499)
        VI  Water Resources Council (Parts 700--799)
      VIII  Susquehanna River Basin Commission (Parts 800--899)
      XIII  Tennessee Valley Authority (Parts 1300--1399)

                       Title 19--Customs Duties

         I  Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, Department of 
                Homeland Security; Department of the Treasury 
                (Parts 0--199)
        II  United States International Trade Commission (Parts 
                200--299)
       III  International Trade Administration, Department of 
                Commerce (Parts 300--399)
        IV  Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, 
                Department of Homeland Security (Parts 400--599)

                     Title 20--Employees' Benefits

         I  Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Department 
                of Labor (Parts 1--199)
        II  Railroad Retirement Board (Parts 200--399)
       III  Social Security Administration (Parts 400--499)
        IV  Employees Compensation Appeals Board, Department of 
                Labor (Parts 500--599)
         V  Employment and Training Administration, Department of 
                Labor (Parts 600--699)
        VI  Employment Standards Administration, Department of 
                Labor (Parts 700--799)
       VII  Benefits Review Board, Department of Labor (Parts 800-
                -899)
      VIII  Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries (Parts 
                900--999)
        IX  Office of the Assistant Secretary for Veterans' 
                Employment and Training, Department of Labor 
                (Parts 1000--1099)

                       Title 21--Food and Drugs

         I  Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health and 
                Human Services (Parts 1--1299)
        II  Drug Enforcement Administration, Department of Justice 
                (Parts 1300--1399)
       III  Office of National Drug Control Policy (Parts 1400--
                1499)

                      Title 22--Foreign Relations

         I  Department of State (Parts 1--199)
        II  Agency for International Development (Parts 200--299)
       III  Peace Corps (Parts 300--399)

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        IV  International Joint Commission, United States and 
                Canada (Parts 400--499)
         V  Broadcasting Board of Governors (Parts 500--599)
       VII  Overseas Private Investment Corporation (Parts 700--
                799)
        IX  Foreign Service Grievance Board Regulations (Parts 
                900--999)
         X  Inter-American Foundation (Parts 1000--1099)
        XI  International Boundary and Water Commission, United 
                States and Mexico, United States Section (Parts 
                1100--1199)
       XII  United States International Development Cooperation 
                Agency (Parts 1200--1299)
       XIV  Foreign Service Labor Relations Board; Federal Labor 
                Relations Authority; General Counsel of the 
                Federal Labor Relations Authority; and the Foreign 
                Service Impasse Disputes Panel (Parts 1400--1499)
        XV  African Development Foundation (Parts 1500--1599)
       XVI  Japan-United States Friendship Commission (Parts 1600-
                -1699)
      XVII  United States Institute of Peace (Parts 1700--1799)

                          Title 23--Highways

         I  Federal Highway Administration, Department of 
                Transportation (Parts 1--999)
        II  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and 
                Federal Highway Administration, Department of 
                Transportation (Parts 1200--1299)
       III  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 
                Department of Transportation (Parts 1300--1399)

                Title 24--Housing and Urban Development

            Subtitle A--Office of the Secretary, Department of 
                Housing and Urban Development (Parts 0--99)
            Subtitle B--Regulations Relating to Housing and Urban 
                Development
         I  Office of Assistant Secretary for Equal Opportunity, 
                Department of Housing and Urban Development (Parts 
                100--199)
        II  Office of Assistant Secretary for Housing-Federal 
                Housing Commissioner, Department of Housing and 
                Urban Development (Parts 200--299)
       III  Government National Mortgage Association, Department 
                of Housing and Urban Development (Parts 300--399)
        IV  Office of Housing and Office of Multifamily Housing 
                Assistance Restructuring, Department of Housing 
                and Urban Development (Parts 400--499)
         V  Office of Assistant Secretary for Community Planning 
                and Development, Department of Housing and Urban 
                Development (Parts 500--599)
        VI  Office of Assistant Secretary for Community Planning 
                and Development, Department of Housing and Urban 
                Development (Parts 600--699) [Reserved]

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       VII  Office of the Secretary, Department of Housing and 
                Urban Development (Housing Assistance Programs and 
                Public and Indian Housing Programs) (Parts 700--
                799)
      VIII  Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing--Federal 
                Housing Commissioner, Department of Housing and 
                Urban Development (Section 8 Housing Assistance 
                Programs, Section 202 Direct Loan Program, Section 
                202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program and 
                Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons With 
                Disabilities Program) (Parts 800--899)
        IX  Office of Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian 
                Housing, Department of Housing and Urban 
                Development (Parts 900--1699)
         X  Office of Assistant Secretary for Housing--Federal 
                Housing Commissioner, Department of Housing and 
                Urban Development (Interstate Land Sales 
                Registration Program) (Parts 1700--1799)
       XII  Office of Inspector General, Department of Housing and 
                Urban Development (Parts 2000--2099)
        XX  Office of Assistant Secretary for Housing--Federal 
                Housing Commissioner, Department of Housing and 
                Urban Development (Parts 3200--3899)
       XXV  Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation (Parts 4100--
                4199)

                           Title 25--Indians

         I  Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior 
                (Parts 1--299)
        II  Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Department of the 
                Interior (Parts 300--399)
       III  National Indian Gaming Commission, Department of the 
                Interior (Parts 500--599)
        IV  Office of Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation (Parts 
                700--799)
         V  Bureau of Indian Affairs, Department of the Interior, 
                and Indian Health Service, Department of Health 
                and Human Services (Part 900)
        VI  Office of the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs, 
                Department of the Interior (Parts 1000--1199)
       VII  Office of the Special Trustee for American Indians, 
                Department of the Interior (Part 1200)

                      Title 26--Internal Revenue

         I  Internal Revenue Service, Department of the Treasury 
                (Parts 1--899)

           Title 27--Alcohol, Tobacco Products and Firearms

         I  Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, Department 
                of the Treasury (Parts 1--399)
        II  Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 
                Department of Justice (Parts 400--699)

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                   Title 28--Judicial Administration

         I  Department of Justice (Parts 0--299)
       III  Federal Prison Industries, Inc., Department of Justice 
                (Parts 300--399)
         V  Bureau of Prisons, Department of Justice (Parts 500--
                599)
        VI  Offices of Independent Counsel, Department of Justice 
                (Parts 600--699)
       VII  Office of Independent Counsel (Parts 700--799)
      VIII  Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the 
                District of Columbia (Parts 800--899)
        IX  National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact Council 
                (Parts 900--999)
        XI  Department of Justice and Department of State (Parts 
                1100--1199)

                            Title 29--Labor

            Subtitle A--Office of the Secretary of Labor (Parts 0-
                -99)
            Subtitle B--Regulations Relating to Labor
         I  National Labor Relations Board (Parts 100--199)
        II  Office of Labor-Management Standards, Department of 
                Labor (Parts 200--299)
       III  National Railroad Adjustment Board (Parts 300--399)
        IV  Office of Labor-Management Standards, Department of 
                Labor (Parts 400--499)
         V  Wage and Hour Division, Department of Labor (Parts 
                500--899)
        IX  Construction Industry Collective Bargaining Commission 
                (Parts 900--999)
         X  National Mediation Board (Parts 1200--1299)
       XII  Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (Parts 
                1400--1499)
       XIV  Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (Parts 1600--
                1699)
      XVII  Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 
                Department of Labor (Parts 1900--1999)
        XX  Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission 
                (Parts 2200--2499)
       XXV  Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department 
                of Labor (Parts 2500--2599)
     XXVII  Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission 
                (Parts 2700--2799)
        XL  Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (Parts 4000--
                4999)

                      Title 30--Mineral Resources

         I  Mine Safety and Health Administration, Department of 
                Labor (Parts 1--199)
        II  Minerals Management Service, Department of the 
                Interior (Parts 200--299)
       III  Board of Surface Mining and Reclamation Appeals, 
                Department of the Interior (Parts 300--399)

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        IV  Geological Survey, Department of the Interior (Parts 
                400--499)
       VII  Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 
                Department of the Interior (Parts 700--999)

                 Title 31--Money and Finance: Treasury

            Subtitle A--Office of the Secretary of the Treasury 
                (Parts 0--50)
            Subtitle B--Regulations Relating to Money and Finance
         I  Monetary Offices, Department of the Treasury (Parts 
                51--199)
        II  Fiscal Service, Department of the Treasury (Parts 200-
                -399)
        IV  Secret Service, Department of the Treasury (Parts 400-
                -499)
         V  Office of Foreign Assets Control, Department of the 
                Treasury (Parts 500--599)
        VI  Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Department of the 
                Treasury (Parts 600--699)
       VII  Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Department of 
                the Treasury (Parts 700--799)
      VIII  Office of International Investment, Department of the 
                Treasury (Parts 800--899)
        IX  Federal Claims Collection Standards (Department of the 
                Treasury--Department of Justice) (Parts 900--999)

                      Title 32--National Defense

            Subtitle A--Department of Defense
         I  Office of the Secretary of Defense (Parts 1--399)
         V  Department of the Army (Parts 400--699)
        VI  Department of the Navy (Parts 700--799)
       VII  Department of the Air Force (Parts 800--1099)
            Subtitle B--Other Regulations Relating to National 
                Defense
       XII  Defense Logistics Agency (Parts 1200--1299)
       XVI  Selective Service System (Parts 1600--1699)
     XVIII  National Counterintelligence Center (Parts 1800--1899)
       XIX  Central Intelligence Agency (Parts 1900--1999)
        XX  Information Security Oversight Office, National 
                Archives and Records Administration (Parts 2000--
                2099)
       XXI  National Security Council (Parts 2100--2199)
      XXIV  Office of Science and Technology Policy (Parts 2400--
                2499)
     XXVII  Office for Micronesian Status Negotiations (Parts 
                2700--2799)
    XXVIII  Office of the Vice President of the United States 
                (Parts 2800--2899)

               Title 33--Navigation and Navigable Waters

         I  Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security (Parts 1-
                -199)
        II  Corps of Engineers, Department of the Army (Parts 200-
                -399)

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        IV  Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation, 
                Department of Transportation (Parts 400--499)

                          Title 34--Education

            Subtitle A--Office of the Secretary, Department of 
                Education (Parts 1--99)
            Subtitle B--Regulations of the Offices of the 
                Department of Education
         I  Office for Civil Rights, Department of Education 
                (Parts 100--199)
        II  Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, 
                Department of Education (Parts 200--299)
       III  Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative 
                Services, Department of Education (Parts 300--399)
        IV  Office of Vocational and Adult Education, Department 
                of Education (Parts 400--499)
         V  Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages 
                Affairs, Department of Education (Parts 500--599)
        VI  Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of 
                Education (Parts 600--699)
        XI  National Institute for Literacy (Parts 1100--1199)
            Subtitle C--Regulations Relating to Education
       XII  National Council on Disability (Parts 1200--1299)

                         Title 35  [Reserved]

             Title 36--Parks, Forests, and Public Property

         I  National Park Service, Department of the Interior 
                (Parts 1--199)
        II  Forest Service, Department of Agriculture (Parts 200--
                299)
       III  Corps of Engineers, Department of the Army (Parts 300-
                -399)
        IV  American Battle Monuments Commission (Parts 400--499)
         V  Smithsonian Institution (Parts 500--599)
       VII  Library of Congress (Parts 700--799)
      VIII  Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (Parts 800--
                899)
        IX  Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation (Parts 
                900--999)
         X  Presidio Trust (Parts 1000--1099)
        XI  Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance 
                Board (Parts 1100--1199)
       XII  National Archives and Records Administration (Parts 
                1200--1299)
        XV  Oklahoma City National Memorial Trust (Part 1501)
       XVI  Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in National 
                Environmental Policy Foundation (Parts 1600--1699)

             Title 37--Patents, Trademarks, and Copyrights

         I  United States Patent and Trademark Office, Department 
                of Commerce (Parts 1--199)

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        II  Copyright Office, Library of Congress (Parts 200--299)
        IV  Assistant Secretary for Technology Policy, Department 
                of Commerce (Parts 400--499)
         V  Under Secretary for Technology, Department of Commerce 
                (Parts 500--599)

           Title 38--Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief

         I  Department of Veterans Affairs (Parts 0--99)

                       Title 39--Postal Service

         I  United States Postal Service (Parts 1--999)
       III  Postal Rate Commission (Parts 3000--3099)

                  Title 40--Protection of Environment

         I  Environmental Protection Agency (Parts 1--1099)
        IV  Environmental Protection Agency and Department of 
                Justice (Parts 1400--1499)
         V  Council on Environmental Quality (Parts 1500--1599)
        VI  Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (Parts 
                1600--1699)
       VII  Environmental Protection Agency and Department of 
                Defense; Uniform National Discharge Standards for 
                Vessels of the Armed Forces (Parts 1700--1799)

          Title 41--Public Contracts and Property Management

            Subtitle B--Other Provisions Relating to Public 
                Contracts
        50  Public Contracts, Department of Labor (Parts 50-1--50-
                999)
        51  Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or 
                Severely Disabled (Parts 51-1--51-99)
        60  Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Equal 
                Employment Opportunity, Department of Labor (Parts 
                60-1--60-999)
        61  Office of the Assistant Secretary for Veterans' 
                Employment and Training Service, Department of 
                Labor (Parts 61-1--61-999)
            Subtitle C--Federal Property Management Regulations 
                System
       101  Federal Property Management Regulations (Parts 101-1--
                101-99)
       102  Federal Management Regulation (Parts 102-1--102-299)
       105  General Services Administration (Parts 105-1--105-999)
       109  Department of Energy Property Management Regulations 
                (Parts 109-1--109-99)
       114  Department of the Interior (Parts 114-1--114-99)
       115  Environmental Protection Agency (Parts 115-1--115-99)
       128  Department of Justice (Parts 128-1--128-99)

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            Subtitle D--Other Provisions Relating to Property 
                Management [Reserved]
            Subtitle E--Federal Information Resources Management 
                Regulations System
       201  Federal Information Resources Management Regulation 
                (Parts 201-1--201-99) [Reserved]
            Subtitle F--Federal Travel Regulation System
       300  General (Parts 300-1--300-99)
       301  Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel Allowances (Parts 301-1--
                301-99)
       302  Relocation Allowances (Parts 302-1--302-99)
       303  Payment of Expenses Connected with the Death of 
                Certain Employees (Part 303-1--303-99)
       304  Payment of Travel Expenses from a Non-Federal Source 
                (Parts 304-1--304-99)

                        Title 42--Public Health

         I  Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human 
                Services (Parts 1--199)
        IV  Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department 
                of Health and Human Services (Parts 400--499)
         V  Office of Inspector General-Health Care, Department of 
                Health and Human Services (Parts 1000--1999)

                   Title 43--Public Lands: Interior

            Subtitle A--Office of the Secretary of the Interior 
                (Parts 1--199)
            Subtitle B--Regulations Relating to Public Lands
         I  Bureau of Reclamation, Department of the Interior 
                (Parts 200--499)
        II  Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior 
                (Parts 1000--9999)
       III  Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation 
                Commission (Parts 10000--10010)

             Title 44--Emergency Management and Assistance

         I  Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of 
                Homeland Security (Parts 0--399)
        IV  Department of Commerce and Department of 
                Transportation (Parts 400--499)

                       Title 45--Public Welfare

            Subtitle A--Department of Health and Human Services 
                (Parts 1--199)
            Subtitle B--Regulations Relating to Public Welfare

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        II  Office of Family Assistance (Assistance Programs), 
                Administration for Children and Families, 
                Department of Health and Human Services (Parts 
                200--299)
       III  Office of Child Support Enforcement (Child Support 
                Enforcement Program), Administration for Children 
                and Families, Department of Health and Human 
                Services (Parts 300--399)
        IV  Office of Refugee Resettlement, Administration for 
                Children and Families, Department of Health and 
                Human Services (Parts 400--499)
         V  Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United 
                States, Department of Justice (Parts 500--599)
        VI  National Science Foundation (Parts 600--699)
       VII  Commission on Civil Rights (Parts 700--799)
      VIII  Office of Personnel Management (Parts 800--899)
         X  Office of Community Services, Administration for 
                Children and Families, Department of Health and 
                Human Services (Parts 1000--1099)
        XI  National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities 
                (Parts 1100--1199)
       XII  Corporation for National and Community Service (Parts 
                1200--1299)
      XIII  Office of Human Development Services, Department of 
                Health and Human Services (Parts 1300--1399)
       XVI  Legal Services Corporation (Parts 1600--1699)
      XVII  National Commission on Libraries and Information 
                Science (Parts 1700--1799)
     XVIII  Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation (Parts 1800--
                1899)
       XXI  Commission on Fine Arts (Parts 2100--2199)
     XXIII  Arctic Research Commission (Part 2301)
      XXIV  James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation (Parts 
                2400--2499)
       XXV  Corporation for National and Community Service (Parts 
                2500--2599)

                          Title 46--Shipping

         I  Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security (Parts 1-
                -199)
        II  Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation 
                (Parts 200--399)
       III  Coast Guard (Great Lakes Pilotage), Department of 
                Homeland Security (Parts 400--499)
        IV  Federal Maritime Commission (Parts 500--599)

                      Title 47--Telecommunication

         I  Federal Communications Commission (Parts 0--199)
        II  Office of Science and Technology Policy and National 
                Security Council (Parts 200--299)

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       III  National Telecommunications and Information 
                Administration, Department of Commerce (Parts 300-
                -399)

           Title 48--Federal Acquisition Regulations System

         1  Federal Acquisition Regulation (Parts 1--99)
         2  Department of Defense (Parts 200--299)
         3  Department of Health and Human Services (Parts 300--
                399)
         4  Department of Agriculture (Parts 400--499)
         5  General Services Administration (Parts 500--599)
         6  Department of State (Parts 600--699)
         7  United States Agency for International Development 
                (Parts 700--799)
         8  Department of Veterans Affairs (Parts 800--899)
         9  Department of Energy (Parts 900--999)
        10  Department of the Treasury (Parts 1000--1099)
        12  Department of Transportation (Parts 1200--1299)
        13  Department of Commerce (Parts 1300--1399)
        14  Department of the Interior (Parts 1400--1499)
        15  Environmental Protection Agency (Parts 1500--1599)
        16  Office of Personnel Management, Federal Employees 
                Health Benefits Acquisition Regulation (Parts 
                1600--1699)
        17  Office of Personnel Management (Parts 1700--1799)
        18  National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Parts 
                1800--1899)
        19  Broadcasting Board of Governors (Parts 1900--1999)
        20  Nuclear Regulatory Commission (Parts 2000--2099)
        21  Office of Personnel Management, Federal Employees 
                Group Life Insurance Federal Acquisition 
                Regulation (Parts 2100--2199)
        23  Social Security Administration (Parts 2300--2399)
        24  Department of Housing and Urban Development (Parts 
                2400--2499)
        25  National Science Foundation (Parts 2500--2599)
        28  Department of Justice (Parts 2800--2899)
        29  Department of Labor (Parts 2900--2999)
        30  Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security 
                Acquisition Regulation (HSAR) (Parts 3000--3099)
        34  Department of Education Acquisition Regulation (Parts 
                3400--3499)
        35  RESERVED
        44  Federal Emergency Management Agency (Parts 4400--4499)
        51  Department of the Army Acquisition Regulations (Parts 
                5100--5199)
        52  Department of the Navy Acquisition Regulations (Parts 
                5200--5299)
        53  Department of the Air Force Federal Acquisition 
                Regulation Supplement (Parts 5300--5399)

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        54  Defense Logistics Agency, Department of Defense (Parts 
                5400--5499)
        57  African Development Foundation (Parts 5700--5799)
        61  General Services Administration Board of Contract 
                Appeals (Parts 6100--6199)
        63  Department of Transportation Board of Contract Appeals 
                (Parts 6300--6399)
        99  Cost Accounting Standards Board, Office of Federal 
                Procurement Policy, Office of Management and 
                Budget (Parts 9900--9999)

                       Title 49--Transportation

            Subtitle A--Office of the Secretary of Transportation 
                (Parts 1--99)
            Subtitle B--Other Regulations Relating to 
                Transportation
         I  Research and Special Programs Administration, 
                Department of Transportation (Parts 100--199)
        II  Federal Railroad Administration, Department of 
                Transportation (Parts 200--299)
       III  Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 
                Department of Transportation (Parts 300--399)
        IV  Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security (Parts 
                400--499)
         V  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 
                Department of Transportation (Parts 500--599)
        VI  Federal Transit Administration, Department of 
                Transportation (Parts 600--699)
       VII  National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK) 
                (Parts 700--799)
      VIII  National Transportation Safety Board (Parts 800--999)
         X  Surface Transportation Board, Department of 
                Transportation (Parts 1000--1399)
        XI  Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Department of 
                Transportation (Parts 1400--1499)
       XII  Transportation Security Administration, Department of 
                Homeland Security (Parts 1500--1699)

                   Title 50--Wildlife and Fisheries

         I  United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of 
                the Interior (Parts 1--199)
        II  National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic 
                and Atmospheric Administration, Department of 
                Commerce (Parts 200--299)
       III  International Fishing and Related Activities (Parts 
                300--399)
        IV  Joint Regulations (United States Fish and Wildlife 
                Service, Department of the Interior and National 
                Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and 
                Atmospheric Administration, Department of 
                Commerce); Endangered Species Committee 
                Regulations (Parts 400--499)

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         V  Marine Mammal Commission (Parts 500--599)
        VI  Fishery Conservation and Management, National Oceanic 
                and Atmospheric Administration, Department of 
                Commerce (Parts 600--699)

                      CFR Index and Finding Aids

            Subject/Agency Index
            List of Agency Prepared Indexes
            Parallel Tables of Statutory Authorities and Rules
            List of CFR Titles, Chapters, Subchapters, and Parts
            Alphabetical List of Agencies Appearing in the CFR

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           Alphabetical List of Agencies Appearing in the CFR




                     (Revised as of January 1, 2005)

                                                  CFR Title, Subtitle or 
                     Agency                               Chapter

Administrative Committee of the Federal Register  1, I
Advanced Research Projects Agency                 32, I
Advisory Council on Historic Preservation         36, VIII
African Development Foundation                    22, XV
  Federal Acquisition Regulation                  48, 57
Agency for International Development, United      22, II
     States
  Federal Acquisition Regulation                  48, 7
Agricultural Marketing Service                    7, I, IX, X, XI
Agricultural Research Service                     7, V
Agriculture Department                            5, LXXIII
  Agricultural Marketing Service                  7, I, IX, X, XI
  Agricultural Research Service                   7, V
  Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service      7, III; 9, I
  Chief Financial Officer, Office of              7, XXX
  Commodity Credit Corporation                    7, XIV
  Cooperative State Research, Education, and      7, XXXIV
       Extension Service
  Economic Research Service                       7, XXXVII
  Energy, Office of                               7, XXIX
  Environmental Quality, Office of                7, XXXI
  Farm Service Agency                             7, VII, XVIII
  Federal Acquisition Regulation                  48, 4
  Federal Crop Insurance Corporation              7, IV
  Food and Nutrition Service                      7, II
  Food Safety and Inspection Service              9, III
  Foreign Agricultural Service                    7, XV
  Forest Service                                  36, II
  Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards        7, VIII; 9, II
       Administration
  Information Resources Management, Office of     7, XXVII
  Inspector General, Office of                    7, XXVI
  National Agricultural Library                   7, XLI
  National Agricultural Statistics Service        7, XXXVI
  Natural Resources Conservation Service          7, VI
  Operations, Office of                           7, XXVIII
  Procurement and Property Management, Office of  7, XXXII
  Rural Business-Cooperative Service              7, XVIII, XLII
  Rural Development Administration                7, XLII
  Rural Housing Service                           7, XVIII, XXXV
  Rural Telephone Bank                            7, XVI
  Rural Utilities Service                         7, XVII, XVIII, XLII
  Secretary of Agriculture, Office of             7, Subtitle A
  Transportation, Office of                       7, XXXIII
  World Agricultural Outlook Board                7, XXXVIII
Air Force Department                              32, VII
  Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement       48, 53
Air Transportation Stabilization Board            14, VI
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau          27, I
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives,       27, II
     Bureau of
AMTRAK                                            49, VII
American Battle Monuments Commission              36, IV
American Indians, Office of the Special Trustee   25, VII
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service        7, III; 9, I
Appalachian Regional Commission                   5, IX

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Architectural and Transportation Barriers         36, XI
     Compliance Board
Arctic Research Commission                        45, XXIII
Armed Forces Retirement Home                      5, XI
Army Department                                   32, V
  Engineers, Corps of                             33, II; 36, III
  Federal Acquisition Regulation                  48, 51
Benefits Review Board                             20, VII
Bilingual Education and Minority Languages        34, V
     Affairs, Office of
Blind or Severely Disabled, Committee for         41, 51
     Purchase From People Who Are
Broadcasting Board of Governors                   22, V
  Federal Acquisition Regulation                  48, 19
Census Bureau                                     15, I
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services          42, IV
Central Intelligence Agency                       32, XIX
Chief Financial Officer, Office of                7, XXX
Child Support Enforcement, Office of              45, III
Children and Families, Administration for         45, II, III, IV, X
Civil Rights, Commission on                       45, VII
Civil Rights, Office for                          34, I
Coast Guard                                       33, I; 46, I; 49, IV
Coast Guard (Great Lakes Pilotage)                46, III
Commerce Department                               44, IV
  Census Bureau                                   15, I
  Economic Affairs, Under Secretary               37, V
  Economic Analysis, Bureau of                    15, VIII
  Economic Development Administration             13, III
  Emergency Management and Assistance             44, IV
  Federal Acquisition Regulation                  48, 13
  Fishery Conservation and Management             50, VI
  Foreign-Trade Zones Board                       15, IV
  Industry and Security, Bureau of                15, VII
  International Trade Administration              15, III; 19, III
  National Institute of Standards and Technology  15, II
  National Marine Fisheries Service               50, II, IV, VI
  National Oceanic and Atmospheric                15, IX; 50, II, III, IV, 
       Administration                             VI
  National Telecommunications and Information     15, XXIII; 47, III
       Administration
  National Weather Service                        15, IX
  Patent and Trademark Office, United States      37, I
  Productivity, Technology and Innovation,        37, IV
       Assistant Secretary for
  Secretary of Commerce, Office of                15, Subtitle A
  Technology, Under Secretary for                 37, V
  Technology Administration                       15, XI
  Technology Policy, Assistant Secretary for      37, IV
Commercial Space Transportation                   14, III
Commodity Credit Corporation                      7, XIV
Commodity Futures Trading Commission              5, XLI; 17, I
Community Planning and Development, Office of     24, V, VI
     Assistant Secretary for
Community Services, Office of                     45, X
Comptroller of the Currency                       12, I
Construction Industry Collective Bargaining       29, IX
     Commission
Consumer Product Safety Commission                5, LXXI; 16, II
Cooperative State Research, Education, and        7, XXXIV
     Extension Service
Copyright Office                                  37, II
Corporation for National and Community Service    45, XII, XXV
Cost Accounting Standards Board                   48, 99
Council on Environmental Quality                  40, V
Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency    28, VIII
     for the District of Columbia
Customs and Border Protection Bureau              19, I
Defense Contract Audit Agency                     32, I
Defense Department                                5, XXVI; 32, Subtitle A; 
                                                  40, VII

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  Advanced Research Projects Agency               32, I
  Air Force Department                            32, VII
  Army Department                                 32, V; 33, II; 36, III, 
                                                  48, 51
  Defense Intelligence Agency                     32, I
  Defense Logistics Agency                        32, I, XII; 48, 54
  Engineers, Corps of                             33, II; 36, III
  Federal Acquisition Regulation                  48, 2
  National Imagery and Mapping Agency             32, I
  Navy Department                                 32, VI; 48, 52
  Secretary of Defense, Office of                 32, I
Defense Contract Audit Agency                     32, I
Defense Intelligence Agency                       32, I
Defense Logistics Agency                          32, XII; 48, 54
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board           10, XVII
Delaware River Basin Commission                   18, III
District of Columbia, Court Services and          28, VIII
     Offender Supervision Agency for the
Drug Enforcement Administration                   21, II
East-West Foreign Trade Board                     15, XIII
Economic Affairs, Under Secretary                 37, V
Economic Analysis, Bureau of                      15, VIII
Economic Development Administration               13, III
Economic Research Service                         7, XXXVII
Education, Department of                          5, LIII
  Bilingual Education and Minority Languages      34, V
       Affairs, Office of
  Civil Rights, Office for                        34, I
  Educational Research and Improvement, Office    34, VII
       of
  Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of   34, II
  Federal Acquisition Regulation                  48, 34
  Postsecondary Education, Office of              34, VI
  Secretary of Education, Office of               34, Subtitle A
  Special Education and Rehabilitative Services,  34, III
       Office of
  Vocational and Adult Education, Office of       34, IV
Educational Research and Improvement, Office of   34, VII
Elementary and Secondary Education, Office of     34, II
Emergency Oil and Gas Guaranteed Loan Board       13, V
Emergency Steel Guarantee Loan Board              13, IV
Employee Benefits Security Administration         29, XXV
Employees' Compensation Appeals Board             20, IV
Employees Loyalty Board                           5, V
Employment and Training Administration            20, V
Employment Standards Administration               20, VI
Endangered Species Committee                      50, IV
Energy, Department of                             5, XXIII; 10, II, III, X
  Federal Acquisition Regulation                  48, 9
  Federal Energy Regulatory Commission            5, XXIV; 18, I
  Property Management Regulations                 41, 109
Energy, Office of                                 7, XXIX
Engineers, Corps of                               33, II; 36, III
Engraving and Printing, Bureau of                 31, VI
Environmental Protection Agency                   5, LIV; 40, I, IV, VII
  Federal Acquisition Regulation                  48, 15
  Property Management Regulations                 41, 115
Environmental Quality, Office of                  7, XXXI
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission           5, LXII; 29, XIV
Equal Opportunity, Office of Assistant Secretary  24, I
     for
Executive Office of the President                 3, I
  Administration, Office of                       5, XV
  Environmental Quality, Council on               40, V
  Management and Budget, Office of                5, III, LXXVII; 14, VI; 
                                                  48, 99
  National Drug Control Policy, Office of         21, III
  National Security Council                       32, XXI; 47, 2
  Presidential Documents                          3
  Science and Technology Policy, Office of        32, XXIV; 47, II

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  Trade Representative, Office of the United      15, XX
       States
Export-Import Bank of the United States           5, LII; 12, IV
Family Assistance, Office of                      45, II
Farm Credit Administration                        5, XXXI; 12, VI
Farm Credit System Insurance Corporation          5, XXX; 12, XIV
Farm Service Agency                               7, VII, XVIII
Federal Acquisition Regulation                    48, 1
Federal Aviation Administration                   14, I
  Commercial Space Transportation                 14, III
Federal Claims Collection Standards               31, IX
Federal Communications Commission                 5, XXIX; 47, I
Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Office of   41, 60
Federal Crop Insurance Corporation                7, IV
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation             5, XXII; 12, III
Federal Election Commission                       11, I
Federal Emergency Management Agency               44, I
  Federal Acquisition Regulation                  48, 44
Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Federal    48, 21
     Acquisition Regulation
Federal Employees Health Benefits Acquisition     48, 16
     Regulation
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission              5, XXIV; 18, I
Federal Financial Institutions Examination        12, XI
     Council
Federal Financing Bank                            12, VIII
Federal Highway Administration                    23, I, II
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation            1, IV
Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight Office       12, XVII
Federal Housing Finance Board                     12, IX
Federal Labor Relations Authority, and General    5, XIV; 22, XIV
     Counsel of the Federal Labor Relations 
     Authority
Federal Law Enforcement Training Center           31, VII
Federal Management Regulation                     41, 102
Federal Maritime Commission                       46, IV
Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service        29, XII
Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission  5, LXXIV; 29, XXVII
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration       49, III
Federal Prison Industries, Inc.                   28, III
Federal Procurement Policy Office                 48, 99
Federal Property Management Regulations           41, 101
Federal Railroad Administration                   49, II
Federal Register, Administrative Committee of     1, I
Federal Register, Office of                       1, II
Federal Reserve System                            12, II
  Board of Governors                              5, LVIII
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board        5, VI, LXXVI
Federal Service Impasses Panel                    5, XIV
Federal Trade Commission                          5, XLVII; 16, I
Federal Transit Administration                    49, VI
Federal Travel Regulation System                  41, Subtitle F
Fine Arts, Commission on                          45, XXI
Fiscal Service                                    31, II
Fish and Wildlife Service, United States          50, I, IV
Fishery Conservation and Management               50, VI
Food and Drug Administration                      21, I
Food and Nutrition Service                        7, II
Food Safety and Inspection Service                9, III
Foreign Agricultural Service                      7, XV
Foreign Assets Control, Office of                 31, V
Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the       45, V
     United States
Foreign Service Grievance Board                   22, IX
Foreign Service Impasse Disputes Panel            22, XIV
Foreign Service Labor Relations Board             22, XIV
Foreign-Trade Zones Board                         15, IV
Forest Service                                    36, II
General Accounting Office                         4, I
General Services Administration                   5, LVII; 41, 105
  Contract Appeals, Board of                      48, 61
  Federal Acquisition Regulation                  48, 5

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  Federal Management Regulation                   41, 102
  Federal Property Management Regulations         41, 101
  Federal Travel Regulation System                41, Subtitle F
  General                                         41, 300
  Payment From a Non-Federal Source for Travel    41, 304
       Expenses
  Payment of Expenses Connected With the Death    41, 303
       of Certain Employees
  Relocation Allowances                           41, 302
  Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel Allowances          41, 301
Geological Survey                                 30, IV
Government Ethics, Office of                      5, XVI
Government National Mortgage Association          24, III
Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards          7, VIII; 9, II
     Administration
Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation            45, XVIII
Health and Human Services, Department of          5, XLV; 45, Subtitle A
  Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services        42, IV
  Child Support Enforcement, Office of            45, III
  Children and Families, Administration for       45, II, III, IV, X
  Community Services, Office of                   45, X
  Family Assistance, Office of                    45, II
  Federal Acquisition Regulation                  48, 3
  Food and Drug Administration                    21, I
  Human Development Services, Office of           45, XIII
  Indian Health Service                           25, V; 42, I
  Inspector General (Health Care), Office of      42, V
  Public Health Service                           42, I
  Refugee Resettlement, Office of                 45, IV
Homeland Security, Department of                  6, I
  Coast Guard                                     33, I; 46, I; 49, IV
  Coast Guard (Great Lakes Pilotage)              46, III
  Customs and Border Protection Bureau            19, I
  Federal Emergency Management Agency             44, I
  Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau      19, IV
  Immigration and Naturalization                  8, I
  Transportation Security Administration          49, XII
Housing and Urban Development, Department of      5, LXV; 24, Subtitle B
  Community Planning and Development, Office of   24, V, VI
       Assistant Secretary for
  Equal Opportunity, Office of Assistant          24, I
       Secretary for
  Federal Acquisition Regulation                  48, 24
  Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, Office    12, XVII
       of
  Government National Mortgage Association        24, III
  Housing--Federal Housing Commissioner, Office   24, II, VIII, X, XX
       of Assistant Secretary for
  Housing, Office of, and Multifamily Housing     24, IV
       Assistance Restructuring, Office of
  Inspector General, Office of                    24, XII
  Public and Indian Housing, Office of Assistant  24, IX
       Secretary for
  Secretary, Office of                            24, Subtitle A, VII
Housing--Federal Housing Commissioner, Office of  24, II, VIII, X, XX
     Assistant Secretary for
Housing, Office of, and Multifamily Housing       24, IV
     Assistance Restructuring, Office of
Human Development Services, Office of             45, XIII
Immigration and Customs Enforcement Bureau        19, IV
Immigration and Naturalization                    8, I
Immigration Review, Executive Office for          8, V
Independent Counsel, Office of                    28, VII
Indian Affairs, Bureau of                         25, I, V
Indian Affairs, Office of the Assistant           25, VI
     Secretary
Indian Arts and Crafts Board                      25, II
Indian Health Service                             25, V; 42, I
Industry and Security, Bureau of                  15, VII
Information Resources Management, Office of       7, XXVII
Information Security Oversight Office, National   32, XX
     Archives and Records Administration
Inspector General

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  Agriculture Department                          7, XXVI
  Health and Human Services Department            42, V
  Housing and Urban Development Department        24, XII
Institute of Peace, United States                 22, XVII
Inter-American Foundation                         5, LXIII; 22, X
Interior Department
  American Indians, Office of the Special         25, VII
       Trustee
  Endangered Species Committee                    50, IV
  Federal Acquisition Regulation                  48, 14
  Federal Property Management Regulations System  41, 114
  Fish and Wildlife Service, United States        50, I, IV
  Geological Survey                               30, IV
  Indian Affairs, Bureau of                       25, I, V
  Indian Affairs, Office of the Assistant         25, VI
       Secretary
  Indian Arts and Crafts Board                    25, II
  Land Management, Bureau of                      43, II
  Minerals Management Service                     30, II
  National Indian Gaming Commission               25, III
  National Park Service                           36, I
  Reclamation, Bureau of                          43, I
  Secretary of the Interior, Office of            43, Subtitle A
  Surface Mining and Reclamation Appeals, Board   30, III
       of
  Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement,     30, VII
       Office of
Internal Revenue Service                          26, I
International Boundary and Water Commission,      22, XI
     United States and Mexico, United States 
     Section
International Development, United States Agency   22, II
     for
  Federal Acquisition Regulation                  48, 7
International Development Cooperation Agency,     22, XII
     United States
International Fishing and Related Activities      50, III
International Investment, Office of               31, VIII
International Joint Commission, United States     22, IV
     and Canada
International Organizations Employees Loyalty     5, V
     Board
International Trade Administration                15, III; 19, III
International Trade Commission, United States     19, II
Interstate Commerce Commission                    5, XL
James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation      45, XXIV
Japan-United States Friendship Commission         22, XVI
Joint Board for the Enrollment of Actuaries       20, VIII
Justice Department                                5, XXVIII; 28, I, XI; 40, 
                                                  IV
  Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives,     27, II
       Bureau of
  Drug Enforcement Administration                 21, II
  Federal Acquisition Regulation                  48, 28
  Federal Claims Collection Standards             31, IX
  Federal Prison Industries, Inc.                 28, III
  Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the     45, V
       United States
  Immigration Review, Executive Office for        8, V
  Offices of Independent Counsel                  28, VI
  Prisons, Bureau of                              28, V
  Property Management Regulations                 41, 128
Labor Department                                  5, XLII
  Benefits Review Board                           20, VII
  Employee Benefits Security Administration       29, XXV
  Employees' Compensation Appeals Board           20, IV
  Employment and Training Administration          20, V
  Employment Standards Administration             20, VI
  Federal Acquisition Regulation                  48, 29
  Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Office    41, 60
       of
  Federal Procurement Regulations System          41, 50
  Labor-Management Standards, Office of           29, II, IV
  Mine Safety and Health Administration           30, I
  Occupational Safety and Health Administration   29, XVII
  Public Contracts                                41, 50
  Secretary of Labor, Office of                   29, Subtitle A

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  Veterans' Employment and Training Service,      41, 61; 20, IX
       Office of the Assistant Secretary for
  Wage and Hour Division                          29, V
  Workers' Compensation Programs, Office of       20, I
Labor-Management Standards, Office of             29, II, IV
Land Management, Bureau of                        43, II
Legal Services Corporation                        45, XVI
Library of Congress                               36, VII
  Copyright Office                                37, II
Local Television Loan Guarantee Board             7, XX
Management and Budget, Office of                  5, III, LXXVII; 14, VI; 
                                                  48, 99
Marine Mammal Commission                          50, V
Maritime Administration                           46, II
Merit Systems Protection Board                    5, II
Micronesian Status Negotiations, Office for       32, XXVII
Mine Safety and Health Administration             30, I
Minerals Management Service                       30, II
Minority Business Development Agency              15, XIV
Miscellaneous Agencies                            1, IV
Monetary Offices                                  31, I
Morris K. Udall Scholarship and Excellence in     36, XVI
     National Environmental Policy Foundation
National Aeronautics and Space Administration     5, LIX; 14, V
  Federal Acquisition Regulation                  48, 18
National Agricultural Library                     7, XLI
National Agricultural Statistics Service          7, XXXVI
National and Community Service, Corporation for   45, XII, XXV
National Archives and Records Administration      5, LXVI; 36, XII
  Information Security Oversight Office           32, XX
National Bureau of Standards                      15, II
National Capital Planning Commission              1, IV
National Commission for Employment Policy         1, IV
National Commission on Libraries and Information  45, XVII
     Science
National Council on Disability                    34, XII
National Counterintelligence Center               32, XVIII
National Credit Union Administration              12, VII
National Crime Prevention and Privacy Compact     28, IX
     Council
National Drug Control Policy, Office of           21, III
National Foundation on the Arts and the           45, XI
     Humanities
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration    23, II, III; 49, V
National Imagery and Mapping Agency               32, I
National Indian Gaming Commission                 25, III
National Institute for Literacy                   34, XI
National Institute of Standards and Technology    15, II
National Labor Relations Board                    5, LXI; 29, I
National Marine Fisheries Service                 50, II, IV, VI
National Mediation Board                          29, X
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration   15, IX; 50, II, III, IV, 
                                                  VI
National Park Service                             36, I
National Railroad Adjustment Board                29, III
National Railroad Passenger Corporation (AMTRAK)  49, VII
National Science Foundation                       5, XLIII; 45, VI
  Federal Acquisition Regulation                  48, 25
National Security Council                         32, XXI
National Security Council and Office of Science   47, II
     and Technology Policy
National Telecommunications and Information       15, XXIII; 47, III
     Administration
National Transportation Safety Board              49, VIII
National Weather Service                          15, IX
Natural Resources Conservation Service            7, VI
Navajo and Hopi Indian Relocation, Office of      25, IV
Navy Department                                   32, VI
  Federal Acquisition Regulation                  48, 52
Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation             24, XXV
Northeast Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste  10, XVIII
   Commission
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Nuclear Regulatory Commission                     5, XLVIII; 10, I
  Federal Acquisition Regulation                  48, 20
Occupational Safety and Health Administration     29, XVII
Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission  29, XX
Offices of Independent Counsel                    28, VI
Oklahoma City National Memorial Trust             36, XV
Operations Office                                 7, XXVIII
Overseas Private Investment Corporation           5, XXXIII; 22, VII
Patent and Trademark Office, United States        37, I
Payment From a Non-Federal Source for Travel      41, 304
     Expenses
Payment of Expenses Connected With the Death of   41, 303
     Certain Employees
Peace Corps                                       22, III
Pennsylvania Avenue Development Corporation       36, IX
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation              29, XL
Personnel Management, Office of                   5, I, XXXV; 45, VIII
  Federal Acquisition Regulation                  48, 17
  Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Federal  48, 21
       Acquisition Regulation
  Federal Employees Health Benefits Acquisition   48, 16
       Regulation
Postal Rate Commission                            5, XLVI; 39, III
Postal Service, United States                     5, LX; 39, I
Postsecondary Education, Office of                34, VI
President's Commission on White House             1, IV
     Fellowships
Presidential Documents                            3
Presidio Trust                                    36, X
Prisons, Bureau of                                28, V
Procurement and Property Management, Office of    7, XXXII
Productivity, Technology and Innovation,          37, IV
     Assistant Secretary
Public Contracts, Department of Labor             41, 50
Public and Indian Housing, Office of Assistant    24, IX
     Secretary for
Public Health Service                             42, I
Railroad Retirement Board                         20, II
Reclamation, Bureau of                            43, I
Refugee Resettlement, Office of                   45, IV
Regional Action Planning Commissions              13, V
Relocation Allowances                             41, 302
Research and Special Programs Administration      49, I
Rural Business-Cooperative Service                7, XVIII, XLII
Rural Development Administration                  7, XLII
Rural Housing Service                             7, XVIII, XXXV
Rural Telephone Bank                              7, XVI
Rural Utilities Service                           7, XVII, XVIII, XLII
Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation     33, IV
Science and Technology Policy, Office of          32, XXIV
Science and Technology Policy, Office of, and     47, II
     National Security Council
Secret Service                                    31, IV
Securities and Exchange Commission                17, II
Selective Service System                          32, XVI
Small Business Administration                     13, I
Smithsonian Institution                           36, V
Social Security Administration                    20, III; 48, 23
Soldiers' and Airmen's Home, United States        5, XI
Special Counsel, Office of                        5, VIII
Special Education and Rehabilitative Services,    34, III
     Office of
State Department                                  22, I; 28, XI
  Federal Acquisition Regulation                  48, 6
Surface Mining and Reclamation Appeals, Board of  30, III
Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement,       30, VII
     Office of
Surface Transportation Board                      49, X
Susquehanna River Basin Commission                18, VIII
Technology Administration                         15, XI
Technology Policy, Assistant Secretary for        37, IV
Technology, Under Secretary for                   37, V
Tennessee Valley Authority                        5, LXIX; 18, XIII

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Thrift Supervision Office, Department of the      12, V
     Treasury
Trade Representative, United States, Office of    15, XX
Transportation, Department of                     5, L
  Commercial Space Transportation                 14, III
  Contract Appeals, Board of                      48, 63
  Emergency Management and Assistance             44, IV
  Federal Acquisition Regulation                  48, 12
  Federal Aviation Administration                 14, I
  Federal Highway Administration                  23, I, II
  Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration     49, III
  Federal Railroad Administration                 49, II
  Federal Transit Administration                  49, VI
  Maritime Administration                         46, II
  National Highway Traffic Safety Administration  23, II, III; 49, V
  Research and Special Programs Administration    49, I
  Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation   33, IV
  Secretary of Transportation, Office of          14, II; 49, Subtitle A
  Surface Transportation Board                    49, X
  Transportation Statistics Bureau                49, XI
Transportation, Office of                         7, XXXIII
Transportation Security Administration            49, XII
Transportation Statistics Bureau                  49, XI
Travel Allowances, Temporary Duty (TDY)           41, 301
Treasury Department                               5, XXI; 12, XV; 17, IV; 
                                                  31, IX
  Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau        27, I
  Community Development Financial Institutions    12, XVIII
       Fund
  Comptroller of the Currency                     12, I
  Customs and Border Protection Bureau            19, I
  Engraving and Printing, Bureau of               31, VI
  Federal Acquisition Regulation                  48, 10
  Federal Law Enforcement Training Center         31, VII
  Fiscal Service                                  31, II
  Foreign Assets Control, Office of               31, V
  Internal Revenue Service                        26, I
  International Investment, Office of             31, VIII
  Monetary Offices                                31, I
  Secret Service                                  31, IV
  Secretary of the Treasury, Office of            31, Subtitle A
  Thrift Supervision, Office of                   12, V
Truman, Harry S. Scholarship Foundation           45, XVIII
United States and Canada, International Joint     22, IV
     Commission
United States and Mexico, International Boundary  22, XI
     and Water Commission, United States Section
Utah Reclamation Mitigation and Conservation      43, III
     Commission
Veterans Affairs Department                       38, I
  Federal Acquisition Regulation                  48, 8
Veterans' Employment and Training Service,        41, 61; 20, IX
     Office of the Assistant Secretary for
Vice President of the United States, Office of    32, XXVIII
Vocational and Adult Education, Office of         34, IV
Wage and Hour Division                            29, V
Water Resources Council                           18, VI
Workers' Compensation Programs, Office of         20, I
World Agricultural Outlook Board                  7, XXXVIII



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