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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
     2006 Compilation--Presidential Documents..........................1
     Chapter I--Executive Office of the President....................333
Title 3 Finding Aids.................................................343
     Tables..........................................................345
     List of CFR Sections Affected...................................365
     Index...........................................................367
CFR Finding Aids.....................................................379
     Table of CFR Titles and Chapters................................381
     Alphabetical List of Agencies Appearing in the CFR..............399

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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
 2005...........................  7859-7972.........        13369-13394
 2006...........................  7973-8098.........        13395-13421
------------------------------------------------------------------------
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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and issued on a quarterly basis approximately as follows:

Title 1 through Title 16.................................as of January 1
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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 2006 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, 2006 
 Comp.'' Thus, the preferred abbreviated citation for Proclamation 7859 
      appearing on page 1 of this book, is ``3 CFR, 2006 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, 
                  2007, is encompassed in the volumes listed on page iv.

     For readers interested in proclamations and Executive orders prior 
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). 
Other public Presidential documents not required to be published in the 
          Federal Register, such as speeches, messages to Congress, and 
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             This book was prepared in the Presidential and Legislative 
     Publications Unit under the supervision of Gwendolyn J. Henderson. 
          Stephen J. Frattini and Kathleen M. Fargey were Chief Editors.

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               Cite Presidential documents in this volume
                            3 CFR, 2006 Comp.
                      thus: 3 CFR, 2006 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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2006 Compilation--Presidential Documents:
     Proclamations.....................................................1
     Executive Orders................................................209
     Other Presidential Documents....................................271
Chapter I--Executive Office of the President:
    Part 100.........................................................334
    Part 101.........................................................334
    Part 102.........................................................334
Finding Aids:
    Table 1--Proclamations...........................................345
    Table 2--Executive Orders........................................351
    Table 3--Other Presidential Documents............................353
    Table 4--Presidential Documents Affected During 2006.............357
    Table 5--Statutes Cited as Authority for Presidential Documents..361
    List of CFR Sections Affected....................................365
    Index............................................................367
CFR Finding Aids:
    Table of CFR Titles and Chapters.................................381
    Alphabetical List of Agencies Appearing in the CFR...............399


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                2006 Compilation--Presidential Documents


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                              PROCLAMATIONS


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Proclamation 7973 of January 13, 2006

Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

As we observe the 20th anniversary of the Martin Luther King, Jr., 
Federal Holiday, we reflect on the history of civil rights in America 
and honor Dr. King for the power of his intellect, the truth of his 
words, and the example of his courage. Dr. King created a powerful and 
enduring legacy for all Americans by calling upon our Nation to ensure 
equal justice under law and uphold our founding ideals of life, liberty, 
and the pursuit of happiness for all people.
Dr. King became an active leader in the civil rights movement in the 
1950s, strengthened in his resolve by the quiet courage of Rosa Parks' 
refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama, bus. He advocated 
non-violent action as a means to overcome the evil of racism in America, 
and he led the effort that resulted in the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Dr. 
King later said that the legislation was the work of every citizen who 
took to the streets and marched for justice and equality. The Voting 
Rights Act, which became law the next year, guaranteed all citizens the 
right to vote, regardless of race, and helped our country realize the 
promise of the 15th Amendment to our Constitution.
Dr. King believed that all people are made in God's image and created 
equal. He dedicated his life to empowering people, no matter their 
circumstances, and challenged them to lift up their neighbors and 
communities. He broke down barriers within our society by encouraging 
Americans to look past their differences and refused to rest until our 
Nation fulfilled its pledge of liberty and justice for all.

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As we observe and honor Dr. King's birthday, we are reminded that great 
causes often involve great sacrifices. In the five decades since Dr. 
King and Mrs. Parks stood together in Montgomery, Alabama, our country 
has made great progress toward equality for every citizen. Yet more work 
remains. In the words of Dr. King, ``We will not be satisfied until 
`justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.' 
''
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 16, 2006, 
as the Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday. I encourage all 
Americans to observe this day with appropriate civic, community, and 
service programs and activities in honor of the memory and legacy of Dr. 
King.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirteenth day of 
January, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and 
thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7974 of January 13, 2006

Religious Freedom Day, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

The right to religious freedom is a foundation of America. On Religious 
Freedom Day, our Nation celebrates the passage of the 1786 Virginia 
Statute for Religious Freedom and the protection of religious freedom in 
the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
Our Founding Fathers knew the importance of freedom of religion to a 
stable democracy, and our Constitution protects individuals' rights to 
worship as they choose. We reject religious discrimination in every 
form, and we continue our efforts to oppose prejudice and to counter any 
infringements on religious freedom.
Today, we are also working to advance freedom of religion abroad. The 
Department of State's Office of International Religious Freedom plays an 
important role in these efforts, advocating for religious freedom and 
actively working against religious persecution around the world. In 
recent years, we have seen important progress, including in Vietnam, 
Laos, India, Georgia, and the United Arab Emirates, and with the release 
of many individuals in countries throughout the world who had been 
imprisoned because of their faith. By helping to secure the religious 
freedom of people in other countries, we promote the spread of liberty 
and human dignity.
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, 2006, as 
Religious Freedom Day. I call on all Americans to reflect on the great 
blessing of religious liberty, endeavor to preserve this freedom for 
future generations, and commemorate this day with appropriate events and 
activities in their schools, places of worship, neighborhoods, and 
homes.

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirteenth day of 
January, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and 
thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7975 of January 20, 2006

National Sanctity of Human Life Day, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Our Nation was founded on the belief that every human being has rights, 
dignity, and value. On National Sanctity of Human Life Day, we 
underscore our commitment to building a culture of life where all 
individuals are welcomed in life and protected in law.
America is making great strides in our efforts to protect human life. 
One of my first actions as President was to sign an order banning the 
use of taxpayer money on programs that promote abortion overseas. Over 
the past 5 years, I also have been proud to sign into law the Born-Alive 
Infants Protection Act, the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, and a ban on 
partial-birth abortion. In addition, my Administration continues to fund 
abstinence and adoption programs and numerous faith-based and community 
initiatives that support these efforts.
When we seek to advance science and improve our lives, we must always 
preserve human dignity and remember that human life is a gift from our 
Creator. We must not sanction the creation of life only to destroy it. 
America must pursue the tremendous possibilities of medicine and 
research and at the same time remain an ethical and compassionate 
society.
National Sanctity of Human Life Day is an opportunity to strengthen our 
resolve in creating a society where every life has meaning and our most 
vulnerable members are protected and defended--including unborn 
children, the sick and dying, and persons with disabilities and birth 
defects. This is an ideal that appeals to the noblest and most generous 
instincts within us, and this is the America we will achieve by working 
together.
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 22, 2006, 
as National Sanctity of Human Life Day. I call upon all Americans to 
recognize this day with appropriate ceremonies and to reaffirm our 
commitment to respecting and defending the life and dignity of every 
human being.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twentieth day of 
January, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and 
thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7976 of January 27, 2006

National African American History Month, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

As we celebrate National African American History Month, we recognize 
the many contributions of African Americans to our country and reinforce 
our commitment to be a Nation of opportunity and hope for every citizen.
Throughout our history, African Americans have courageously worn our 
Nation's uniform while defending peace and liberty around the globe. 
Patriots like Thurgood Marshall and Rosa Parks broke down racial 
barriers and inspired our Nation to make good on the promise of equal 
justice under law. Educators like Mary McLeod Bethune and Dr. Frederick 
Patterson transformed the academic world, with the goal of ensuring that 
every child has access to a good education. Athletes such as Jesse Owens 
and Wilma Rudolph and entertainers such as Ossie Davis and Ray Charles 
have brought pride and joy to generations of Americans. Today, the 
accomplishments of African Americans in every aspect of our society 
continue to encourage people to reach as far as their vision and dreams 
may take them.
African-American organizations have played a vital role in achieving 
justice and equal rights, and they have helped make communities across 
our country stronger and better. This year's theme of African American 
History Month, ``Celebrating Community: A Tribute to Black Fraternal, 
Social, and Civic Institutions,'' recognizes the African-American groups 
that have worked to confront injustices and expand opportunities. These 
organizations believe in the potential and worth of every person, and 
they have worked to help all Americans receive a quality education, to 
feed the hungry and house the homeless, to encourage youth to make 
healthy choices, and to reach out to others in need. By answering the 
call to love a neighbor as we would like to be loved ourselves, these 
groups have set a positive example, and we continue to be inspired by 
their compassion and service to others.
Working together, Federal, State, and local government, community 
organizations, and individual citizens will continue to foster hope and 
build a better tomorrow for all our children and grandchildren.
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 2006 as National 
African American History Month. I call upon public officials, educators, 
and all the people of the United States to observe this month with 
appropriate programs and activities that honor the significant 
contributions African Americans have made to our Nation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-seventh day 
of January, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and 
thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7977 of January 30, 2006

Fourth Anniversary of the USA Freedom Corps, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Americans enjoy great liberty and prosperity, and with these blessings 
comes an obligation to reach out to those in need. Over the past 4 
years, USA Freedom Corps has worked to rally America's armies of 
compassion and bring together individuals and organizations committed to 
volunteer service. More than 65 million people volunteered in 2005, an 
increase of 6.5 million since 2002. As we celebrate the fourth 
anniversary of USA Freedom Corps, we recognize the many Americans who 
have stepped forward to help others, and we underscore our commitment to 
serving our Nation and people around the world.
USA Freedom Corps was created to build on the countless acts of service, 
sacrifice, and generosity that followed the terrorist attacks of 
September 11, 2001. In the wake of the devastating tsunami of 2004 and 
hurricanes of 2005, Americans have continued to demonstrate that the 
true strength of our Nation lies in the hearts and souls of our 
citizens. By reaching out to aid the victims of these tragedies, people 
across our country helped rebuild shattered lives and communities. Their 
acts of service again demonstrated that by loving our neighbors as 
ourselves, we can offer hope and healing to those who suffer.
USA Freedom Corps is dedicated to expanding volunteer service and 
extending the goodwill of the American people. To help support our 
communities, respond to crises at home, and spread compassion around the 
globe, USA Freedom Corps works to strengthen public service programs 
such as the Peace Corps, Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and Citizen Corps. 
USA Freedom Corps encourages and promotes the good work of non-profit, 
faith-based, and community organizations. Through the President's 
Greeter Program and the President's Volunteer Service Award, USA Freedom 
Corps and the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation 
recognize Americans who have made serving their neighbors a central part 
of their lives. USA Freedom Corps has also created a comprehensive 
network of volunteer opportunities to help more Americans find ways to 
get involved in serving their communities.
Through USA Freedom Corps, my Administration will continue to build a 
culture of service, citizenship, and responsibility in our country. To 
learn more about opportunities for volunteering, citizens can visit the 
USA Freedom Corps website at www.volunteer.gov. By working together for 
a cause greater than self, we can strengthen our Nation, one person, one 
neighborhood, and one community 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 the Fourth Anniversary of 
USA Freedom Corps. I call upon the citizens of this great country to 
find ways to volunteer and help their fellow Americans. I commend the 
efforts of USA Freedom Corps and all those who have already answered the 
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to serve, and I encourage all Americans to donate their time, energy, 
and talents to the work ahead.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of 
January, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and 
thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7978 of February 1, 2006

American Heart Month, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

More than 70 million Americans live with some form of heart disease, and 
this disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States. 
During American Heart Month, we reinforce our commitment to fighting 
heart disease by promoting awareness about its risks, its causes, and 
the ways to reduce the chance of developing this deadly illness.
Many of the factors that lead to heart disease, such as high blood 
pressure, high blood cholesterol, and obesity, can be controlled with 
commonsense steps and healthy lifestyles. Through the HealthierUS 
Initiative, my Administration encourages Americans to work toward four 
simple goals that can lead to a healthy heart: exercise daily; develop 
good eating habits; avoid tobacco, drugs, and excessive alcohol; and 
take advantage of preventive screenings to detect problems early.
First Lady Laura Bush helps lead ``The Heart Truth'' campaign through 
her Women's Health and Wellness Initiative. The campaign was launched by 
business, non-profit, and government organizations, including the 
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, to educate women about the 
risks of heart disease and to encourage them to make their 
cardiovascular health a priority. Along with the American Heart 
Association's ``Go Red for Women'' campaign, these initiatives use the 
red dress as a symbol to remind women to make healthy choices and talk 
with their doctors about heart disease.
As a result of the Medicare Modernization Act, our seniors have more 
choices to prevent, diagnose, and treat potential problems before they 
become worse. Medicare now covers preventive screenings, a ``Welcome to 
Medicare'' physical for new beneficiaries, and innovative programs to 
help seniors fight chronic threats. I urge all Medicare beneficiaries to 
take advantage of these measures as part of a healthy lifestyle.
All Americans can improve their heart health and live longer, better 
lives by taking an active role in their health care decisions and 
consulting their physician for the latest information. As we observe 
American Heart Month, we recognize those battling heart disease; we 
express gratitude to the family members and friends who are a source of 
love and encouragement; and we commend the medical professionals and 
researchers who provide assistance and work to find cures and improve 
treatments.

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In acknowledgement of the importance of the ongoing fight against 
cardiovascular 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 2006 as American Heart Month, and I 
invite all Americans to participate in National Wear Red Day on February 
3, 2006. I also 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 recognizing and 
reaffirming our commitment to combating heart disease.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of 
February, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and 
thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7979 of February 3, 2006

National Consumer Protection Week, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

During National Consumer Protection Week, we highlight the importance of 
consumer education in the ongoing fight against fraud and encourage 
consumers to make wise decisions.
Each year, nearly 25 million adults are victims of consumer fraud. These 
crimes damage lives and shake consumer confidence. The Federal Trade 
Commission (FTC) and other organizations recommend several steps that 
Americans can take to help protect themselves against fraud. First, 
consumers should be cautious about giving out personal information such 
as Social Security and account numbers. Second, they should be aware of 
the credentials of an organization before making a transaction, 
especially through the mail, over the phone, or on the Internet. Third, 
before finalizing a purchase or agreement, the FTC suggests considering 
offers with care, avoiding immediate decisions, and requesting to have 
information in writing. In addition, when using the Internet, the FTC 
recommends that consumers exercise caution in responding to 
solicitations and that consumers use and regularly update their anti-
virus software and firewall.
My Administration is committed to vigorous enforcement of the consumer 
protection statutes, and the Department of Justice's Office of Consumer 
Litigation and other Federal agencies are working diligently to that 
end. The FTC is working to fight unsolicited e-mail under the 
Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act 
and is establishing new rules under the Fair and Accurate Credit 
Transactions Act to further protect against identity theft. We are 
protecting American consumers through the National Do-Not-Call Registry. 
Millions of Americans have registered already, and individuals may call 
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Not-Call website at www.donotcall.gov to have their number added to the 
list. Citizens can learn more about ways to fight fraud from the 
National Consumer Protection Week website at www.consumer.gov/ncpw. By 
actively guarding against fraud, consumers can protect themselves and 
enhance the strength and integrity of our Nation's economy.
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 5 through 
February 11, 2006, as National Consumer Protection Week. I call upon 
Government officials, industry leaders, and consumer advocates to 
provide citizens with information about how they can be responsible 
consumers, and I encourage all citizens to take an active role in 
protecting their personal information.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this third day of 
February, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and 
thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7980 of February 6, 2006

Death of Coretta Scott King

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

As a mark of respect for the memory of Coretta Scott King, I hereby 
order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the 
United States of America, that on February 7, 2006, the day of her 
interment, the flag of the United States shall be flown at half-staff at 
the White House and upon all public buildings and grounds, at all 
military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the 
Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United 
States and its Territories and possessions until sunset on such day. I 
also direct that the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same 
period at all United States embassies, legations, consular offices, and 
other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval 
vessels and stations.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of 
February, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and 
thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7981 of February 22, 2006

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

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

1. Section 502 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (the ``1974 Act'') 
(19 U.S.C. 2462), authorizes the President to designate countries as 
beneficiary developing countries, and to designate any beneficiary 
developing country as a least-developed beneficiary developing country, 
for purposes of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program.
2. Pursuant to section 502 of the 1974 Act, and taking into account the 
factors set forth in section 502(c) (19 U.S.C. 2462(c)), I have 
determined that the suspension pursuant to Proclamation 6123 of April 
26, 1990, of preferential treatment for Liberia as a beneficiary 
developing country under the GSP should be ended.
3. Pursuant to section 502 of the 1974 Act, and having considered the 
factors set forth in sections 501 (19 U.S.C. 2461) and 502(c), I have 
also determined that Liberia should be desig nated as a least-developed 
beneficiary developing country for purposes of the GSP.
4. Section 604 of the 1974 Act (19 U.S.C. 2483), as amended, authorizes 
the President to embody in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) of the 
United States 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 title V and section 
604 of the 1974 Act (19 U.S.C. 2461-67, 2483), do proclaim that:
    (1) In order to reflect in the HTS the restoration of preferential 
treatment for Liberia as a beneficiary developing country under the GSP, 
general note 4(a) is modified by adding in alphabetical order 
``Liberia'' to the list entitled ``Independent Countries.''
    (2) In order to reflect in the HTS the designation of Liberia as a 
least-developed beneficiary developing country under the GSP, general 
note 4(b)(i) is modified by adding in alphabetical order ``Liberia.''
    (3) The modifications to the HTS made by paragraph 1 of this 
proclamation shall be effective with respect to articles entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 15 days after the 
date of this proclamation.
    (4) The modifications to the HTS made by paragraph 2 of this 
proclamation shall be effective with respect to articles entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 60 days after the 
date of this proclamation.
    (5) 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.

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



Proclamation 7982 of February 24, 2006

American Red Cross Month

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Throughout our Nation's history, Americans have worked together to care 
for those in need. The work of the American Red Cross exemplifies this 
tradition and reflects the good heart of our country. This year during 
American Red Cross Month, we recognize this organization for its 125 
years of faithful service to our Nation and for its continued mission to 
help those in need at home and abroad.
Since Clara Barton founded the organization in 1881, the American Red 
Cross has offered aid and disaster relief to millions of individuals. 
From conducting blood drives and arranging family communications and 
other forms of support for our troops to providing relief for victims of 
natural disasters, the American Red Cross carries out emergency response 
around the globe. Local chapters help American communities respond to 
regional catastrophes and promote emergency preparedness with American 
Red Cross First Aid and CPR courses. Members of these chapters serve 
their communities by visiting homebound seniors, mentoring youth, 
distributing hot lunches, volunteering at homeless shelters, and 
offering transitional housing. They also educate young people on 
violence and substance abuse prevention and help in hospitals and 
nursing homes.
In 2005, a devastating hurricane season left millions displaced and 
homeless. The American Red Cross network of more than 800 chapters and 
thousands of volunteers provided food, shelter, counseling, and care to 
more than a million Gulf Coast families. Working in coordination with 
the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the American Red 
Cross has also assisted with relief efforts for victims of hurricanes 
and landslides in Latin America and the recent earthquake in South Asia.
By donating their time and energy to selflessly serve others, American 
Red Cross volunteers demonstrate the compassion and generosity for which 
Americans are known. Their service paves the way to a brighter future 
for our citizens and people around the world.
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 2006 as American Red Cross Month. I 
commend the good work of the American Red Cross, and I encourage all 
Americans to continue to help the recovery efforts in the Gulf Coast 
region and around the world through volunteering their time, energy, and 
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fourth day 
of February, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and 
thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7983 of February 24, 2006

Irish-American Heritage Month

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

The histories of Ireland and the United States are deeply intertwined. 
For generations, the sons and daughters of Ireland have come to America 
with a spirit of determination and optimism that has strengthened our 
Nation's character and enriched our history. During Irish-American 
Heritage Month, we celebrate Irish Americans and the significant 
contributions they have made to our Nation.
During the Great Potato Famine of the 19th century, approximately 1 
million Irish came to America. And over the last 150 years, millions 
more have come from Ireland to the United States. In this country, Irish 
Americans have ably served in their communities, in the government, and 
in the Armed Forces. They have achieved great success in all walks of 
life. Actress Grace Kelly entertained us and influenced our culture; 
industrialist Henry Ford transformed factory production and 
transportation; and President Ronald Reagan dedicated himself to the 
spread of peace, liberty, and democracy, helping to change our country 
and the world.
This month, we recognize the proud history and many accomplishments of 
Irish Americans. Our Nation is grateful for the role they have played in 
defending and renewing the ideals that we cherish. Their hard work, firm 
values, and strong faith have made our Nation a better 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 March 2006 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 twenty-fourth day 
of February, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and 
thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7984 of February 27, 2006

Establishment of the African American Burial Ground National Monument

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

In Lower Manhattan, at the corners of Duane and Elk Streets, lies an 
undeveloped parcel of approximately 15,000 square feet that constitutes 
a remaining portion of New York City's early African Burial Ground. The 
site is part of an approximately 7-acre National Historic Landmark 
established on April 19, 1993. From the 1690s to the 1790s, the African 
Burial Ground served as the final resting place of enslaved and free 
Africans in New York City, New York. It contains the remains of those 
interred, as well as the archeological resources and artifacts 
associated with their burials. Prior to the date of this proclamation, 
the site was administered by the General Services Administration (GSA), 
and it will be the location of a memorial, to be constructed soon 
according to a design selected on April 29, 2005, through a competition 
conducted by the GSA with the participation of the National Park Service 
(NPS) and other interested parties.
Whereas the African Burial Ground National Monument will promote 
understanding of related resources, encourage continuing research, and 
present interpretive opportunities and programs for visitors to better 
understand and honor the culture and vital contributions of generations 
of Africans and Americans of African descent to our Nation;
Whereas section 2 of the Act of June 8, 1906 (34 Stat. 225, 16 U.S.C. 
431) (the ``Antiquities Act'') authorizes the President, in his 
discretion, to declare by public proclamation historic landmarks, 
historic and prehistoric structures, and other objects of historic or 
scientific interest that are situated upon lands owned or controlled by 
the Government of the United States to be national monuments, and to 
reserve as a part thereof parcels of land, the limits of which in all 
cases shall be confined to the smallest area compatible with the proper 
care and management of the objects to be protected;
Whereas it would be in the public interest to preserve the portion of 
the African Burial Ground at the corner of Duane and Elk Streets in New 
York City, and certain lands as necessary for the care and management of 
the historic and scientific objects therein, as the African Burial 
Ground National Monument;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by the authority vested in me by section 2 of the Act of June 
8, 1906 (34 Stat. 225, 16 U.S.C. 431), do proclaim that there are hereby 
set apart and reserved as the African Burial Ground National Monument 
for the purpose of protecting the objects described above, all lands and 
interests in lands owned or controlled by the Government of the United 
States with the boundaries described on the accompanying land 
description, which is attached and forms a part of this proclamation. 
The Federal land and interests in land reserved consist of approximately 
15,000 square feet, which is the smallest area compatible with the 
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All Federal lands and interests of lands within the boundaries of this 
monument are hereby appropriated and withdrawn from all forms of entry, 
location, selection, sale, or leasing or other disposition under the 
public land laws, including, but not limited to, withdrawal from 
location, entry, and patent under mining laws, and from disposition 
under all laws relating to mineral and geothermal leasing.
The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary), acting through the NPS, shall 
administer the national monument consistent with the purposes and 
provisions of this proclamation and applicable laws and regulations 
governing management of units of the national park system. For the 
purposes of preserving, interpreting, and enhancing public understanding 
and appreciation of the national monument and its meaning to society, 
the Secretary, acting through the NPS, shall develop an interagency 
agreement with the Administrator of General Services and, within 3 years 
of the date of this proclamation, prepare a management plan for the 
national monument. The management plan shall, among other provisions, 
set forth the desired relationship of the national monument to other 
related resources, programs, and organizations in New York City and 
other locations, provide for maximum public involvement in its 
development, and identify steps to be taken to provide interpretive 
opportunities for the entirety of the National Historic Landmark and 
related sites in New York City. Further, to the extent authorized by 
law, the Secretary, acting through the NPS, shall promulgate any 
additional regulations needed for the proper care and management of the 
objects identified above.
The establishment of this monument is subject to valid existing rights.
Nothing in this proclamation shall be deemed to revoke any existing 
withdrawal, reservation, or appropriation; however, the national 
monument shall be the dominant reservation.
Warning is hereby given to all unauthorized persons not to appropriate, 
injure, destroy, or remove any feature of this monument and not to 
locate or settle upon any lands thereof.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-seventh day 
of February, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and 
thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7985 of February 27, 2006

Women's History Month

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

For generations, women across our great land have helped make our 
country stronger and better. They have improved our communities and 
played a vital role in achieving justice and equal rights for all our 
citizens. During Women's History Month, we celebrate the many 
contributions women make to our society.
At the end of the 19th century, pioneers Jane Addams and Ellen Starr 
opened the doors of Hull House to serve impoverished and immigrant 
families in the Chicago community. Presidential Medal of Freedom winner 
Annie Dodge Wauneka worked to educate her native Navajo community about 
preventing and treating disease. In 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up 
her seat on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama, helping to inspire a 
nationwide movement for equal justice under the law. Recently, our 
Nation said goodbye to another remarkable American woman and courageous 
civil rights leader, Coretta Scott King, who helped call America to its 
founding ideals.
Today, the United States of America remains a country that offers the 
greatest freedom on Earth and believes in the promise of all 
individuals. Women continue to strengthen our Nation and the world by 
excelling as leaders in all walks of life, including business, law, 
politics, family life, education, community service, science, medicine, 
and the arts. The brave women who wear the uniform of the United States 
Armed Forces are helping to lay the foundations of peace and freedom for 
generations to come. This month, I encourage all Americans to join me in 
celebrating the extraordinary achievements and contributions of American 
women.
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 2006 as Women's 
History Month. I call upon all Americans to observe this month with 
appropriate ceremonies and activities to honor the history, 
accomplishments, and contributions of all American women.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-seventh day 
of February, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and 
thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7986 of February 27, 2006

Save Your Vision Week, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Many Americans suffer from diseases and disorders of the eye that can 
affect their vision and quality of life. During Save Your Vision Week, 
we highlight how basic eye care and protection can help citizens 
maintain and enjoy healthy eyesight.
An important part of ensuring physical well-being includes making 
healthy choices and adopting habits that can prevent disease and injury. 
Many of the problems that lead to blindness each year can be avoided 
with simple steps to protect the eyes, such as wearing sunglasses and 
using protective eyewear while working in hazardous environments or 
participating in sports.
Because the first noticeable symptom of many eye diseases is often 
vision loss, early detection is vital. As a result of the Medicare 
Modernization Act, diabetes screenings and glaucoma tests for eligible 
beneficiaries are now covered by Medicare as a part of an initial 
physical exam for new Medicare beneficiaries. Medicare also covers 
glaucoma screenings for beneficiaries with diabetes who are at high risk 
or have a family history of the disease. I encourage America's seniors 
to act to preserve their vision by taking advantage of this health care 
benefit. And I urge all Americans to have regular eye examinations as 
part of their health care routines.
By raising awareness about the importance of preventing eye problems and 
the measures citizens can take to protect their vision and by providing 
greater access for the detection and treatment of eye diseases, we can 
continue to work toward a healthier Nation where more Americans enjoy 
the gift of healthy 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.''
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim March 5 through March 11, 2006, as Save Your 
Vision Week. I encourage all Americans to make eye care and eye safety 
an important part of their lives.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-seventh day 
of February, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and 
thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7987 of February 28, 2006

To Implement the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free 
Trade Agreement

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

1. On August 5, 2004, the United States entered into the Dominican 
Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (the 
``Agreement'') with Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, 
Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua (the ``Agreement countries''). The 
Agreement was approved by the Congress in section 101(a) of the 
Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement 
Implementation Act (the ``Act'')(Public Law 109-53, 119 Stat. 462)(19 
U.S.C. 4001 note).
2. Section 105(a) of the 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 Twenty of the Agreement.
3. Section 201 of the 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 
3.3, 3.5, 3.6, 3.21, 3.26, 3.27, and 3.28, and Annexes 3.3 (including 
the schedule of United States duty reductions with respect to 
originating goods), 3.27, and 3.28 of the Agreement.
4. Consistent with section 201(a)(2) of the Act, each Agreement country 
is to be removed from the enumeration of designated beneficiary 
developing countries eligible for the benefits of the Generalized System 
of Preferences (GSP) on the date the Agreement enters into force with 
respect to that country.
5. Consistent with section 201(a)(3) of the Act, each Agreement country 
is to be removed from the enumeration of designated beneficiary 
countries under the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA)(19 
U.S.C. 2701 et seq.) on the date the Agreement enters into force with 
respect to that country, subject to the exceptions set out in section 
201(a)(3)(B) of the Act.
6. Consistent with section 213(b)(5)(D) of the CBERA, as amended by the 
United States-Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA)(Public Law 
106-200), each Agreement country is to be removed from the enumeration 
of designated CBTPA beneficiary countries on the date the Agreement 
enters into force with respect to that country.
7. Section 203 of the Act provides certain rules for determining whether 
a good is an originating good for the purpose of implementing 
preferential tariff treatment under the Agreement. 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).
8. Section 203(o) of the Act authorizes the President to determine that 
a fabric, yarn, or fiber is not available in commercial quantities in a 
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manner in the United States and those Agreement countries for which the 
Agreement has entered into force, and to add any such fabric, yarn, or 
fiber to the list in Annex 3.25 of the Agreement in a restricted or 
unrestricted quantity; to eliminate a restriction on the quantity of a 
fabric, yarn, or fiber within 6 months after adding the fabric, yarn, or 
fiber to the list in Annex 3.25 of the Agreement in a restricted 
quantity; and to restrict the quantity of, or remove from the list in 
Annex 3.25 of the Agreement, certain fabrics, yarns, or fibers.
9. Section 209 of the Act authorizes the President to take certain 
enforcement actions relating to trade with the Agreement countries in 
textile or apparel goods.
10. Sections 321-328 of the 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.
11. Executive Order 11651 of March 3, 1972, as amended, established the 
Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) to 
supervise the implementation of textile trade agreements.
12. 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, including but not limited to sections 
105(a), 201, 203, 209, and 321-328 of the 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 Agreement to El Salvador, 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 Agreement, to provide certain other treatment to 
originating goods for the purposes of the Agreement, to provide tariff-
rate quotas with respect to certain goods, to reflect the removal of El 
Salvador from the enumeration of designated beneficiary developing 
countries for purposes of the GSP, to reflect the removal of El Salvador 
from the enumeration of designated beneficiary countries for purposes of 
the CBERA and the CBTPA, and to make technical and conforming changes in 
the general notes to the HTS, the HTS is modified as set forth in Annex 
I of Publication No. 3829 of the United States International Trade 
Commission, entitled ``Modifications to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule 
of the United States to Implement the Dominican Republic-Central 
America-United States Free Trade Agreement With Respect to El Salvador'' 
(``Publication 3829''), which is incorporated by reference into this 
proclamation.
    (2) In order to implement the initial stage of duty elimination 
provided for in the Agreement, to provide tariff-rate quotas with 
respect to certain goods, and to provide for future staged reductions in 
duties for originating goods for purposes of the Agreement, the HTS is 
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Annex II of Publication 3829, 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 my authority 
under section 105(a) of the Act to establish or designate an office 
within the Department of Commerce to carry out the functions set forth 
in that section.
    (4) The CITA is authorized to exercise my authority under section 
203(o) of the Act to determine that a fabric, yarn, or fiber is not 
available in commercial quantities in a timely manner in the United 
States and those Agreement countries for which the Agreement has entered 
into force, and to add any such fabric, yarn, or fiber to the list in 
Annex 3.25 of the Agreement in a restricted or unrestricted quantity; to 
eliminate a restriction on the quantity of a fabric, yarn, or fiber 
within 6 months after adding the fabric, yarn, or fiber to the list in 
Annex 3.25 of the Agreement in a restricted quantity; to restrict the 
quantity of, or remove from the list in Annex 3.25 of the Agreement, 
certain fabrics, yarns, or fibers; and to establish procedures governing 
the submission of a request for any such determination and to ensure 
appropriate public participation in any such determination.
    (5) The CITA is authorized to exercise my authority under section 
209 of the Act to suspend or deny preferential tariff treatment to 
textile or apparel goods; to detain textile or apparel goods; and to 
deny entry to textile or apparel goods.
    (6) The CITA is authorized to exercise my authority under sections 
321-328 of the Act to review requests 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; and to determine whether imports of a 
textile or apparel article of an Agreement country 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.
    (7) The CITA, after consultation with the Commissioner of Customs 
(the ``Commissioner''), is authorized to consult with representatives of 
an Agreement country for the purpose of identifying particular textile 
or apparel goods of that country that are mutually agreed to be 
handloomed, handmade, or folklore articles as provided in Article 3.21 
of the Agreement. The Commissioner shall take actions as directed by the 
CITA to carry out any such determination.
    (8) The United States Trade Representative is authorized to exercise 
my authority under section 104 of the Act to obtain advice from the 
appropriate advisory committees and the United States International 
Trade Commission on the proposed implementation of an action by 
presidential proclamation; to submit a report on such proposed action to 
the appropriate congressional committees; and to consult with those 
congressional committees regarding the proposed action.
    (9) The United States Trade Representative is authorized to modify 
U.S. note 20 to subchapter XXII of chapter 98 of the HTS in a notice 
published in the Federal Register to reflect modifications pursuant to 
paragraph (4) of this proclamation by the CITA to the list of fabrics, 
yarns, or fibers in Annex 3.25 of the Agreement.

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    (10)(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 3829.
    (b) Except as provided in paragraph (10)(a) of this proclamation, 
this proclamation shall be effective with respect to goods entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after March 1, 2006.
    (11) 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 twenty-eighth day 
of February, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and 
thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7988 of March 10, 2006

National Poison Prevention Week

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

National Poison Prevention Week helps raise awareness about the dangers 
of poison exposure. Our Nation has made great progress in reducing the 
number of poison-related deaths and injuries since the first National 
Poison Prevention Week in 1962, yet poisonings remain a threat to the 
health and safety of many Americans.
Approximately 1 million of our Nation's children under the age of 5 are 
exposed to poisonous substances each year. Most of these instances are 
preventable and result from the ingestion of household products. The 
Consumer Product Safety Commission requires child-resistant packaging 
for many medicines and household chemicals, and it is important for 
parents and adults to remember to act responsibly by storing these 
substances out of the reach of children.
The most common cause of death due to accidental poisoning results from 
exposure to carbon monoxide, an odorless, colorless gas that is produced 
by products such as grills, gas stoves, water heaters, and automobiles. 
Every year, more than 500 Americans die from carbon monoxide poisoning, 
usually during winter months. Knowledge is the key to preventing this 
kind of poisoning. Placing a carbon monoxide alarm on each level of a 
home, and especially near bedrooms, is a good way to monitor air quality 
and remain alert to potentially high levels of carbon monoxide.
Information about poison exposure and how homes can be made safer is 
available at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, 
www.cdc.gov/health/poisoning.html, and the Poison Prevention Week 
Council website, www.poisonprevention.org. In case of emergency, 
families can contact their nearest Poison Control Center, 24 hours a 
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week, by calling 1-800-222-1222. By working together and taking the 
appropriate precautions, we can help to prevent deaths and injuries 
caused by accidental poisonings.
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 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 19 through March 25, 2006, 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, especially among children.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this tenth day of March, 
in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence of the 
United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7989 of March 17, 2006

Greek Independence Day: A National Day of Celebration of Greek and 
American Democracy, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

On Greek Independence Day, we celebrate the proud heritage of Greek 
Americans, recognize the longstanding friendship between the United 
States and Greece, and reaffirm our shared desire to spread freedom to 
people around the world.
Greece is the birthplace of democratic principles, and the story of 
modern Greek independence demonstrates the power of liberty. On March 
25, 1821, Greek revolutionaries declared their independence from the 
Ottoman Empire after centuries of imperial rule. This bold action began 
an 11-year war to secure their freedom and gain recognition as a 
sovereign country. Americans at the time identified with the Greek 
struggle and provided support to aid the effort. Leaders such as John 
Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison encouraged the Greek cause 
and supported the desire for a representative government that would 
ensure liberty and justice for all its citizens, and they offered our 
Constitution as a model for consideration.
A strong cooperation and friendship has developed between Greece and 
America, and our Nation has benefited from the contributions of Greek 
immigrants. The hard work of Greek Americans has made our country 
stronger and influenced our literature, arts, businesses, politics, 
education, and entertainment. The faith, traditions, and patriotism of 
Greek Americans have enriched our society.

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The United States and Greece are bound together by common values and a 
deep desire to protect and extend freedom and peace. On this special 
occasion, we celebrate our friendship and our commitment to advancing 
democracy, prosperity, and security.
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, 2006, as Greek 
Independence Day: A National Day of Celebration of Greek and American 
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 seventeenth day of 
March, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7990 of March 23, 2006

Small Business Week, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

The entrepreneurial spirit of America is robust and strong, and small 
businesses are thriving throughout our great Nation. The opportunity to 
own a business is an important part of the American dream. During Small 
Business Week, we celebrate small business owners and employees who are 
willing to take risks and work hard in pursuit of a better life for 
themselves and their families.
Our economy has created almost 5 million jobs since August 2003. Small 
businesses create most new jobs in our country, and small businesses 
have been a driving force behind America's tremendous economic growth 
and job creation. By adopting sound economic policies that help small 
businesses continue to grow and expand, we will keep our economy moving 
forward and create more jobs for American workers.
My Administration remains committed to fostering an environment where 
innovation succeeds and small businesses can flourish. We are working 
with the Congress to make the tax relief permanent and to pass 
Association Health Plans to allow small businesses to join together and 
buy insurance at the same discounts big businesses receive. We are 
encouraging small business owners and employees to consider health 
savings accounts, which help small businesses provide health insurance 
for their workers and give consumers greater flexibility in how they 
spend their dollars. We also are continuing to work to open new markets 
for American products and services abroad. Putting a stop to the 
frivolous lawsuits that drive up the cost of doing business will further 
help small businesses enhance the quality of life for their employees 
and their communities.

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During Small Business Week, and throughout the year, we applaud the men 
and women who own and operate small businesses and spur economic growth. 
Through their entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to excellence, they 
help ensure that America remains a place where dreams are realized.
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 through April 15, 
2006, as Small Business Week. I call upon 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 the development of new small businesses.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-third day of 
March, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7991 of March 24, 2006

To Implement Certain Provisions of the Dominican Republic-Central 
America-United States Free Trade Agreement With Respect to El Salvador

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

1. On August 5, 2004, the United States entered into the Dominican 
Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (Agreement) 
with Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, 
Honduras, and Nicaragua. The Agreement was approved by the Congress in 
section 101(a) of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States 
Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (the ``Act'') (Public Law 109-
53, 119 Stat. 462) (19 U.S.C. 4001 note).
2. Section 201 of the 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 Article 
3.3 and Annex 3.3 (including the schedule of United States duty 
reductions with respect to originating goods) of the Agreement.
3. Presidential Proclamation 7987 of February 28, 2006, modified the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) to provide for the 
preferential tariff treatment being accorded under the Agreement for 
certain goods of El Salvador.
4. 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.

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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 
section 201 of the Act, section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and 
section 604 of the 1974 Act, do proclaim that:
    (1) In order to provide for the preferential tariff treatment being 
accorded under the Agreement for certain sugar and sugar-containing 
goods of El Salvador and to provide a tariff-rate quota for such goods 
of El Salvador, the HTS is modified as set forth in the Annex to this 
proclamation.
    (2) The amendments to the HTS made by paragraph (1) of this 
proclamation shall be effective with respect to goods entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after the date of this 
proclamation.
    (3) 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 twenty-fourth day 
of March, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and 
thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7992 of March 29, 2006

Cancer Control Month, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

During National Cancer Control Month, we continue the fight against 
cancer and work to reduce the risk of this deadly disease among our 
citizens.
Cancer survival rates are increasing, with approximately 10 million 
survivors in the United States. New understanding of diseases, better 
diagnostic tools, and innovative treatments help provide hope and 
healing to those who have been diagnosed with cancer. Across our 
country, cancer patients are living longer and fuller lives.
Despite these advances, cancer is still the second leading cause of 
death in our country, and some cancers, such as breast, prostate, lung, 
leukemia, and melanoma, continue to be too prevalent. By increasing 
public awareness and encouraging people to take appropriate steps to 
protect themselves, we can help prevent certain types of cancer. 
Individuals can reduce the risk of developing the disease by avoiding 
tobacco and excessive alcohol and by making healthy lifestyle choices. 
These include eating well, exercising regularly, and avoiding 
significant weight gain. I also encourage all Americans to get regular 
preventive screenings and speak with a health care provider about 
additional ways to reduce the risk of developing cancer.
My Administration is dedicated to furthering our progress in the fight 
against cancer. We lead the world in cutting-edge medical research, and 
I have requested $5.9 billion in my fiscal year 2007 Budget for cancer-
related activities within the Department of Health and Human Services. 
America will continue to aggressively fight cancer, encourage innovative 
research, and spread hope to those affected.
As we observe Cancer Control Month, I commend the strength and courage 
of cancer survivors, whose perseverance is an inspiration to all 
Americans. Our Nation is grateful for the generosity and skill of our 
medical professionals. These healers, along with the loving family 
members and friends of cancer patients, reflect the compassionate spirit 
of our people and help build a healthier future for our citizens. Cancer 
can be prevented, treated, and defeated, and we will continue to strive 
to reach the day when the battle to beat cancer has been won.
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 2006 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 how to prevent and control cancer.

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



Proclamation 7993 of March 29, 2006

National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Our society has a responsibility to protect our children and help them 
thrive. During National Child Abuse Prevention Month, we underscore our 
strong commitment to preventing child abuse and neglect and to ensuring 
that all children have the opportunity to grow up in safe and nurturing 
environments.
Parents hold the primary responsibility for a child's health and well-
being and provide a foundation of love and support for their children. 
Parents are not alone as they work to keep their children safe. Helping 
children requires a commitment from other family members, as well as 
individuals and organizations in every community. Educators, concerned 
citizens, faith-based and community organizations, and public officials 
all have vital roles in protecting our children and supporting families. 
When children are surrounded by positive relationships and experiences, 
they are more likely to grow into confident and caring adults.
My Administration remains dedicated to protecting our youth from child 
abuse and neglect. The Federal Interagency Workgroup on Child Abuse and 
Neglect, led by the Department of Health and Human Services, provides a 
forum for Federal agencies to share information and make policy and 
program recommendations regarding the prevention, intervention, and 
treatment of child abuse and neglect. Through the National Child Abuse 
Prevention Initiative, my Administration is partnering with 
organizations across our country to promote the well-being of children 
and families and to assist efforts to eradicate abuse.
The Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for Children 
and Families hosts the National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect 
Information website at www.nccanch.acf.hhs.gov, which offers more 
information on how to prevent, recognize, and report signs of child 
abuse. By working together to provide America's young people the love, 
guidance, and protection they need, we can help protect our youth from 
abuse and give them the opportunity 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 April 2006 as National 
Child Abuse Prevention Month. I encourage all citizens to protect our 
children and help build strong communities where individuals, families, 
and children are valued and supported.

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



Proclamation 7994 of March 29, 2006

National Donate Life Month, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

National Donate Life Month is an opportunity to celebrate the tremendous 
generosity of those who have saved lives by becoming organ, tissue, 
marrow, and blood donors and to encourage more Americans to follow their 
fine example.
Last year, more than 28,000 organ transplants took place in the United 
States--more than at any other time in history. Despite this progress, 
more than 90,000 of our fellow citizens remain on a waiting list for a 
donation, and many lives are lost each year while waiting for organ 
transplants. Through programs like the Workplace Partnership for Life, 
sponsored by the Department of Health and Human Services, my 
Administration remains committed to supporting organ, marrow, tissue, 
and blood donations. As public and private organizations work together, 
we will educate more Americans about the importance of giving life.
During National Donate Life Month, I urge more Americans to make the 
decision to donate the gift of life. Individuals can learn more about 
becoming an organ and tissue donor at www.organdonor.gov. By saying yes 
to organ and tissue donation on their driver's licenses, adding their 
name to donor registries, or talking about their decision with family 
and friends, citizens help save lives and contribute to a more 
compassionate and hopeful society.
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 2006 as National 
Donate Life Month. I call upon health care professionals, volunteers, 
educators, government agencies, faith-based and community groups, and 
private organizations to help raise awareness about the urgent need for 
organ and tissue donors throughout our Nation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-ninth day of 
March, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7995 of March 31, 2006

To Extend Nondiscriminatory Trade Treatment (Normal Trade Relations 
Treatment) to the Products of Ukraine, and For Other Purposes

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

1. Ukraine has demonstrated a strong desire to build a friendly and 
cooperative relationship with the United States and has been found to be 
in full compliance with the freedom of emigration requirements under 
Title IV of the Trade Act of 1974 (the ``1974 Act'') (19 U.S.C. 2431 et 
seq.).
2. Pursuant to section 2(a) of Public Law 109-205, 120 Stat. 313 (19 
U.S.C. 2434), and having due regard for the findings of the Congress in 
section 1(a) of said law, I hereby determine that chapter 1 of title IV 
of the 1974 Act (19 U.S.C. 2431-2439) should no longer apply to Ukraine.
3. Section 2103(a) of the Trade Act of 2002, 19 U.S.C. 3803(a), 
authorizes the President, under certain circumstances, to proclaim such 
modification of any existing duty as the President determines to be 
required or appropriate to carry out an agreement entered into in 
accordance with section 2103(a). The United States, a major producer and 
exporter of multi-chip integrated circuits, applies duties to imports of 
multi-chip integrated circuits of less than 5 percent ad valorem. On 
January 17, 2006, the United States entered into an agreement to cut to 
zero applied duties on certain multi-chip integrated circuits.
4. Section 604 of the 1974 Act (19 U.S.C. 2483), as amended, authorizes 
the President to embody in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) of the 
United States 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 
section 2(a) of Public Law 109-205, section 2103(a) of the Trade Act of 
2002, and section 604 of the 1974 Act, do proclaim that:
    (1) Nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) 
shall be extended to the products of Ukraine, which shall no longer be 
subject to chapter 1 of title IV of the 1974 Act.
    (2) The extension of nondiscriminatory treatment to the products of 
Ukraine shall be effective as of the date of signature of this 
proclamation.
    (3) In order to implement the agreement on multi-chip integrated 
circuits, the HTS is modified to provide for application of zero duties 
to goods entered under tariff item 8543.89.96.
    (4) The modification to the HTS made pursuant to paragraph 3 of this 
proclamation shall be effective with respect to goods entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after April 1, 2006.
    (5) 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.

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



Proclamation 7996 of March 31, 2006

To Implement the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free 
Trade Agreement With Respect to Honduras and Nicaragua

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

1. On August 5, 2004, the United States entered into the Dominican 
Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (Agreement) 
with Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, 
Honduras, and Nicaragua (Agreement countries). The Agreement was 
approved by the Congress in section 101(a) of the Dominican Republic-
Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act 
(the ``Act'') (Public Law 109-53, 119 Stat. 462) (19 U.S.C. 4001 note).
2. Section 201 of the 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 
3.3 and 3.28, and Annexes 3.3 (including the schedule of United States 
duty reductions with respect to originating goods) and 3.28 of the 
Agreement.
3. Consistent with section 201(a)(2) of the Act, each Agreement country 
is to be removed from the enumeration of designated beneficiary 
developing countries eligible for the benefits of the Generalized System 
of Preferences (GSP) on the date the Agreement enters into force with 
respect to that country.
4. Consistent with section 201(a)(3) of the Act, each Agreement country 
is to be removed from the enumeration of designated beneficiary 
countries under the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA) (19 
U.S.C. 2701 et seq.) on the date the Agreement enters into force with 
respect to that country, subject to the exceptions set out in section 
201(a)(3)(B) of the Act.
5. Consistent with section 213(b)(5)(D) of the CBERA, as amended by the 
United States-Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA) (Public Law 
106-200), each Agreement country is to be removed from the enumeration 
of designated CBTPA beneficiary countries on the date the Agreement 
enters into force with respect to that country.
6. 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 Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) the substance of relevant 
provisions of that Act, or other acts affecting import treatment, and of 
actions taken thereunder.

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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 
section 201 of the Act, section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and 
section 604 of the 1974 Act, and the Act having taken effect pursuant to 
section 107(a), do proclaim that:
    (1) In order to provide generally for the preferential tariff 
treatment being accorded under the Agreement to Honduras and Nicaragua, 
to provide certain other treatment to originating goods for the purposes 
of the Agreement, to provide tariff-rate quotas with respect to certain 
goods, to reflect the removal of Honduras and Nicaragua from the 
enumeration of designated beneficiary developing countries for purposes 
of the GSP, to reflect the removal of Honduras and Nicaragua from the 
enumeration of designated beneficiary countries for purposes of the 
CBERA and the CBTPA, and to make technical and conforming changes in the 
general notes to the HTS, the HTS is modified as set forth in Annex I of 
Publication 3845 of the United States International Trade Commission, 
entitled Modifications to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
States to Implement the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States 
Free Trade Agreement With Respect to Honduras and Nicaragua (Publication 
3845), which is incorporated by reference into this proclamation.
    (2) In order to implement the initial stage of duty elimination 
provided for in the Agreement and to provide for future staged 
reductions in duties for originating goods for purposes of the 
Agreement, the HTS is modified as provided in Annex II of Publication 
3845, 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)(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 I and Annex II to Publication 3845.
    (b) Except as provided in paragraph (3)(a) of this proclamation, 
this proclamation shall be effective with respect to goods entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after April 1, 2006.
    (4) 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 thirty-first day of 
March, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 7997 of April 5, 2006

Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A., 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

A quality education is the cornerstone of a hopeful tomorrow for all our 
children. Education and Sharing Day highlights our strong support for 
our young people as they pursue lives of learning, prepare to become 
responsible leaders, and work to reach their full potential.
On Education and Sharing Day, we remember the efforts of Rabbi Menachem 
Mendel Schneerson, the Lubavitcher Rebbe, who promoted the importance of 
education and ethical teachings to every student's future. He sought to 
improve lives and communities through a vast network of education and 
outreach centers and social service programs around the world. We 
continue to be inspired by the Rebbe's good works and all those who 
dedicate their time, talents, and energy to helping our next generation 
grow into caring, responsible adults. Through devotion to faith, family, 
education, and community, we can continue building a better and more 
compassionate society.
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 
the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 9, 2006, as 
Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A. I call upon government officials, 
educators, volunteers, and all the people of the United States to reach 
out to young people and work to create a better, brighter, and more 
hopeful future for all.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of April, 
in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence of the 
United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7998 of April 5, 2006

National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

In every generation, America's Armed Forces have answered the call to 
duty with dedication and valor. On National Former Prisoner of War 
Recognition Day, we pay tribute to the brave patriots of the United 
States military who endured captivity because of war. These heroes 
sacrificed their personal liberty to secure a future of freedom for all 
Americans.
While held as prisoners of war, American POWs have reflected the best of 
our country, acting with resourcefulness, bravery, and strength. Former 
POWs, such as Corporal Tibor ``Ted'' Rubin, USA, continue to inspire new 
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from a Nazi concentration camp, Rubin enlisted in the Army after 
immigrating to the United States. He was captured and held as a POW 
during the Korean War even before he became an American citizen. His 
incredible bravery and service to his fellow POWs saved many lives and 
has left a legacy of hope and honor, and for his heroism, I had the 
great privilege to present him our Nation's highest military award, the 
Medal of Honor.
The sacrifices of those taken as prisoners of war have helped bring 
security to American citizens and freedom to the world. With 
determination and courage, America's former POWs, their fallen and 
missing comrades, and their families have demonstrated the true spirit 
of our Nation, and they will never be forgotten.
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, 2006, as National 
Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day. I call upon the people of the 
United States to join me in remembering and honoring the sacrifices of 
all American prisoners of war. 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 fifth day of April, 
in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence of the 
United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 7999 of April 7, 2006

Pan American Day and Pan American Week, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

During Pan American Day and Pan American Week, we honor the commitment 
to liberty and common values we share with our Pan American neighbors.
The love of freedom has deep roots in the Pan American community. Not 
long after the United States won independence from Britain, patriots 
throughout the Americas were inspired to take their own stand. Today, 
there are more than 30 democratic countries in the region, and through 
the Organization of American States, leaders in the Western Hemisphere 
have an opportunity to discuss shared goals, promote prosperity, and 
strengthen democratic governance and institutions.
One of the surest ways to make opportunity real for all our citizens is 
through free and fair trade. In August 2005, I signed legislation to 
implement the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free 
Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR). Our investment and trade through the CAFTA-
DR will help build a better life for our citizens, and by reducing trade 
barriers, we can make our region more competitive in the global economy. 
Strong economic ties with democracies in our hemisphere foster stability 
and security and help lay the foundation for peace for generations to 
come.

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The people of the Western Hemisphere are united by history, geography, 
and shared ideals. We will continue our important work to build a region 
that lives in liberty and grows in prosperity.
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, 2006, as Pan 
American Day and April 9 through April 15, 2006, 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 seventh day of 
April, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8000 of April 7, 2006

National D.A.R.E. Day, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

On National D.A.R.E. Day, we honor the dedicated police officers and all 
those involved in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program 
and underscore our commitment to helping young people say no to drugs 
and violence. By promoting positive youth development, D.A.R.E. programs 
across our country are helping our children make the right choices and 
build lives of purpose.
Since 1983, D.A.R.E. has taught young people how to recognize and resist 
the pressure to be involved in drugs, gangs, and violent activities. The 
D.A.R.E. program brings police officers into the classroom to answer 
tough questions about drugs and crime, teaches students how to avoid 
temptation, and encourages communication between young people and law 
enforcement. This program strengthens our communities and provides our 
children with a strong foundation for success.
My Administration remains committed to helping our young people overcome 
the dangers of violence and the use of illegal substances. The Helping 
America's Youth initiative, led by First Lady Laura Bush, encourages 
local partnerships that empower families, schools, and communities to 
help young people reach their full potential. We are also strengthening 
youth drug prevention efforts on the State and local levels with the 
Strategic Prevention Framework and the Drug Free Communities program. 
These initiatives tailor prevention strategies to local needs and give 
community organizations the power to identify challenges and take 
actions to overcome them.
In 2005, the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign and the Partnership 
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and online campaign to encourage teens to reject drug use and other 
negative pressures. My Administration has also hosted a series of 
summits to educate community leaders and school officials on successful 
student drug testing.
The struggle against alcohol abuse, drugs, and violence is a national, 
state, and local effort. Parents, teachers, volunteers, D.A.R.E. 
officers, and all those who help our young people grow into responsible, 
successful adults are strengthening our country and contributing to a 
future of hope for everyone.
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 11, 2006, as 
National D.A.R.E. Day. I call upon young people and all Americans to 
fight drug use and violence in our communities. I also urge our citizens 
to support the law enforcement officials, volunteers, teachers, health 
care professionals, and all those who work to help our children avoid 
drug use and violence.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventh day of 
April, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8001 of April 13, 2006

Thomas Jefferson Day, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Today, we celebrate the birthday of Thomas Jefferson. Few individuals 
have shaped the course of human events as much as this proud son of 
Virginia. His achievements are extraordinary: Governor of Virginia, 
author of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom, Secretary of 
State, third President of the United States, and founder of the 
University of Virginia. Thomas Jefferson was also a scholar, author, 
farmer, inventor, and architect. As President, Thomas Jefferson secured 
the purchase of the Louisiana Territory from France, which doubled the 
size of the United States and extended opportunity and prosperity to 
many more Americans.
Thomas Jefferson was an eloquent and powerful champion of liberty. He 
captured the American creed when he wrote in a private letter: ``I have 
sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of 
tyranny over the mind of man.'' And in one of the most important public 
documents in history, Jefferson wrote these words: ``We hold these 
truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are 
endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among 
these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.'' The Declaration 
of Independence has become a cornerstone for those who love freedom and 
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More than eight decades later, Abraham Lincoln returned to the words and 
meaning of the Declaration of Independence. Lincoln knew that in the 
distant future people would look upon it and ``take courage to renew the 
battle which their fathers began--so that truth, and justice, and mercy 
. . . might not be extinguished from the land.'' A century after 
Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., called the Declaration of Independence 
a ``promissory note to which every American was to fall heir.''
The Declaration of Independence has become a standard by which other 
nations and peoples measure their progress in the effort to advance 
human freedom. Even nations that are not yet free pay homage to freedom, 
and it is seen as a universal human good.
Our Nation is vastly different than it was during the days of our 
founding--yet our commitment to America's founding truths remains strong 
and steady. Our duty is to continue to fulfill the promise of Thomas 
Jefferson's words and vision of a better life for all people. Meeting 
that responsibility is the best way we can honor the memory of the man 
who was an architect of the freest Nation on Earth.
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 of America, do hereby proclaim April 13, 2006, 
as Thomas Jefferson Day. I encourage all Americans to join in 
celebrating Thomas Jefferson's achievements, reflecting on his words, 
and learning more about this extraordinary man's influence on American 
history and ideals.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirteenth day of 
April, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8002 of April 18, 2006

National Park Week, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

In America's national parks, the magnificent beauty of our country and 
important examples of our Nation's cultural heritage are preserved and 
made available to Americans and visitors from all over the world. Each 
year, as we observe National Park Week, we underscore our commitment to 
conserve our natural and historical treasures and encourage more 
Americans to enjoy, learn from, and protect these important parts of our 
heritage.
Our Nation has a long legacy of conservation. In 1872, Yellowstone 
National Park became our country's first national park, and more than 
four decades later, the National Park Service was created. Today, the 
national park system includes almost 400 sites, with parks in nearly 
every state. From Yosemite National Park in California to Acadia 
National Park in Maine, and from Independence Hall to the Martin Luther 
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Historic Site, America's national parks are home to some of our Nation's 
most beautiful landscapes and richest history.
This year's theme, ``Connecting our Children to America's National 
Parks,'' reflects the National Park Service's commitment to encouraging 
young people to enjoy outdoor recreation and better appreciate our 
Nation's beauty and history. The National Park Service Junior Rangers 
program develops interest in our national parks by teaching children and 
their families about the importance of the national park sites. Young 
people can visit our national parks online by going to the Junior 
Rangers website at www.nps.gov/WebRangers. As Honorary Chair of the 
National Park Foundation, First Lady Laura Bush helps raise awareness 
about preservation of the parks and encourages support for programs like 
the Junior Rangers. Through initiatives like this, the National Park 
Service is promoting good stewardship of the environment and 
appreciation of our Nation's heritage.
With the opportunity to live in America comes a responsibility to ensure 
that our national parks remain a source of pride, pleasure, and 
education for all our citizens. During National Park Week and throughout 
the year, we pay tribute to the employees and volunteers of the National 
Park Service. For the past 90 years, these dedicated men and women have 
worked to maintain and enhance our national parks and to ensure that 
they are preserved and enjoyed for generations to come.
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 22 through April 30, 
2006, as National Park Week. I call upon the people of the United States 
to join me in celebrating America's national parks and becoming active 
participants in park conservation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of 
April, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8003 of April 19, 2006

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

For 50 years, the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports has 
helped individuals, schools, communities, businesses, and organizations 
promote healthy lifestyles. During this year's National Physical Fitness 
and Sports Month, we celebrate the Council's 50th anniversary and 
underscore our Nation's strong commitment to health, physical activity, 
and fitness.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower founded the President's Council on Youth 
Fitness in 1956 to encourage America's youth to make fitness a priority. 
He wrote that year, ``Our young people must be physically as well as 
mentally and spiritually prepared for American citizenship.'' The 
Council later became the President's Council on Physical Fitness and 
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people of all ages and abilities and promoting fitness through sports 
and games.
Today, the Council continues to play an important role in promoting 
fitness and healthy living in America. My HealthierUS Initiative 
provides simple steps to help citizens live longer and better lives, and 
millions of young people and adults have participated in the President's 
Challenge awards program. The Council's website, fitness.gov, has 
information about these programs and other ways Americans can improve 
their health through physical activity. By exercising regularly and 
maintaining healthy eating habits, individuals can feel better and 
reduce their risk of chronic health conditions like obesity, diabetes, 
heart disease, and cancer. An active lifestyle also creates 
opportunities for friends and family to spend time together and enjoy 
various forms of exercise, such as biking, hiking, and team sports. The 
medical benefits, increased self-confidence, and stress reduction that 
can come from athletic activity help contribute to a healthier, more 
productive Nation.
I urge children, teens, and all Americans to make time every day for 
exercise and to encourage family, friends, and neighbors to live 
healthier lives by participating in physical fitness activities. As 
President Kennedy said at the 1961 Youth Fitness Conference, ``We do not 
want in the United States a nation of spectators. We want a nation of 
participants in the vigorous 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 2006 as National 
Physical Fitness and Sports Month. I call upon the people of the United 
States to make daily exercise a priority. I encourage individuals, 
community organizations, and schools to celebrate with physical and 
athletic activities and to work toward the great national goal of an 
active, fit America.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this nineteenth day of 
April, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8004 of April 19, 2006

National Volunteer Week, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Throughout our country, volunteers make America stronger and better by 
reaching out to help their neighbors in need. During National Volunteer 
Week, we recognize the millions of individuals who dedicate their time, 
talents, and energy to making a difference in the lives of others and 
reaffirm our commitment to supporting these soldiers in the armies of 
compassion.
In the 1830s, a Frenchman named Alexis de Tocqueville visited our Nation 
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people together for the common good and our willingness to serve a cause 
greater than self. Today, the great strength of America is still found 
in the hearts and souls of our people. By making a commitment to 
service, integrity, and good citizenship, our Nation's volunteers show 
their gratitude for the blessings of freedom and help build a more 
hopeful future for our children and grandchildren.
Since we created USA Freedom Corps in 2002, my Administration has 
matched millions of willing volunteers with opportunities to serve in 
their communities. These kind-hearted individuals help people who hurt, 
mentor children who need love, feed those who are hungry, and shelter 
those who need homes. In the aftermath of the devastating hurricanes of 
2005, people throughout our great Nation opened their hearts to help the 
Gulf Coast recover and rebuild. We will continue to foster the efforts 
of the millions who care deeply about the future of our country and the 
plight of their fellow citizens. Americans can find more information 
about volunteer service opportunities in their own hometowns by visiting 
the USA Freedom Corps website at volunteer.gov.
Our Nation is a force for freedom and prosperity, and our greatness is 
measured by our character and how we treat one another. During National 
Volunteer Week, and throughout the year, we appreciate the millions of 
volunteers across America and strive to be a more compassionate and 
decent society.
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 23 through April 29, 
2006, as National Volunteer Week. I call upon all Americans to recognize 
and celebrate the important work that volunteers do every day throughout 
our country. I also encourage citizens to explore ways to help their 
neighbors in need and serve a cause greater than themselves.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this nineteenth day of 
April, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8005 of April 20, 2006

Jewish American Heritage Month, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

When the first Jewish settlers came to this land, they sought a place of 
promise where they could practice their faith in freedom and live in 
liberty. During Jewish American Heritage Month, we celebrate the rich 
history of the Jewish people in America and honor the great 
contributions they have made to our country.
As a nation of immigrants, the United States is better and stronger 
because Jewish people from all over the world have chosen to become 
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citizens. Since arriving in 1654, Jewish Americans have achieved great 
success, strengthened our country, and helped shape our way of life. 
Through their deep commitment to faith, family, and community, Jewish 
Americans remind us of a basic belief that guided the founding of this 
Nation: that there is an Almighty who watches over the affairs of men 
and values every life. The Jewish people have enriched our culture and 
contributed to a more compassionate and hopeful America.
Jewish American Heritage Month is also an opportunity to remember and 
thank the many Jewish Americans who defend our ideals as members of the 
United States Armed Forces. These courageous men and women risk their 
lives to protect their fellow citizens and to advance the cause of 
freedom. By helping to bring the promise of liberty to millions around 
the world, they lay the foundation of peace for generations to come.
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 2006 as Jewish 
American Heritage Month. I call upon all Americans to observe this month 
with appropriate programs and activities that honor the significant 
contributions Jewish Americans have made to our Nation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twentieth day of 
April, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8006 of April 20, 2006

National Crime Victims' Rights Week, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

During National Crime Victims' Rights Week, we underscore our commitment 
to safeguarding the rights of the victims of crime and their families, 
and we honor those who bring them hope and comfort.
Behind each crime victim there is a story of trauma, a story of 
suffering, and a story of lost security. This year's theme, ``Victims' 
Rights: Strength in Unity,'' emphasizes the importance of joining 
together to support these individuals and to promote victims' rights and 
services. With the help of victim service providers, faith-based and 
community groups, justice professionals, and volunteers, we can work to 
improve the lives of crime victims across our country.
Violent crime rates have fallen to their lowest levels since the 1970s, 
and we must continue our progress in the fight against crime and remain 
dedicated to protecting the rights of crime victims. The Office for 
Victims of Crime at the Department of Justice (DOJ) provides funding to 
States for victim assistance programs and supports training on victims' 
rights for criminal justice professionals. To increase access to 
comprehensive support and services for victims of domestic violence, the 
DOJ awarded more than $20 million to support the creation of 15 Family 
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country. Several of these centers have opened and are making a 
difference in victims' lives. To further ensure basic rights for all 
victims, we must also ratify a Crime Victims' Rights Amendment to the 
Constitution.
To learn more about victims' rights and how to make a difference, visit 
crimevictims.gov. All Americans share a responsibility to help victims 
of crime, and our Nation will continue to work together to achieve 
justice for victims and build a more hopeful society for all.
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 23 through April 29, 
2006, as National Crime Victims' Rights Week. I encourage all Americans 
to promote awareness of victims' rights and advance this important 
cause.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twentieth day of 
April, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8007 of April 26, 2006

National Charter Schools Week, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Education is the gateway to a brighter future for our children and our 
Nation. During National Charter Schools Week, we celebrate charter 
schools' commitment to academic achievement, accountability, and 
innovation. We recognize the vital role charter schools play in 
fostering an America where children have the knowledge and skills they 
need to grow, succeed, and achieve their dreams.
As a publicly funded alternative to traditional public schools, charter 
schools have expanded our understanding of public education by embracing 
the spirit of discovery and providing innovative avenues for success. 
Almost 15 years after the founding of the first charter school, more 
than 3,600 charter schools in 40 states and the District of Columbia are 
teaching more than one million students. These institutions reflect our 
belief in the promise of America's youth and help fulfill our moral 
obligation to make sure that every child has a quality education.
This year marks the fourth anniversary of the signing of the No Child 
Left Behind Act, which is helping schools close the achievement gap 
among America's youth. Using the same principles that guide No Child 
Left Behind, we are achieving educational excellence through charter 
schools by providing greater flexibility with Federal dollars and 
curriculum control at the local level. We are also providing parents 
with more information about school performance and school options and 
insisting on results through assessment and accountability.
In the aftermath of the devastating hurricanes that struck our Nation's 
Gulf Coast last year, charter schools are playing a major role in 
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school children affected by the storms. Because of their unique 
flexibility, many Gulf Coast charter schools were able to reopen 
quickly, and many of the public schools that have reopened in New 
Orleans now operate as charter schools. By enabling these children to 
continue their education, charter schools are helping families and 
demonstrating a deep compassion for America's students.
We must give every child the best opportunity to learn and succeed in 
life. Charter schools help prepare our next generation of leaders and 
help ensure that America continues to succeed 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 April 30 through May 6, 
2006, as National Charter Schools Week. I appreciate our Nation's 
charter schools, teachers, and administrators, and I call on parents of 
charter school students to share their successes and help all Americans 
understand more about the important work of charter schools.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-sixth day of 
April, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8008 of April 28, 2006

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

During Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, we honor and celebrate the 
millions of Asian/Pacific Americans whose contributions have helped make 
America a strong, vibrant, and free society.
Asian/Pacific Americans represent many nations and ethnicities, each 
with its own culture, heritage, language, and experience. Across our 
country, this diverse group of people has excelled in all walks of life. 
Their talent and hard work have added to the success and prosperity of 
our Nation and helped make America a leader in the world. They have 
helped shape America's character and identity through their strong 
values, love of family, and commitment to community. America is 
especially grateful to the many Asian/Pacific Americans who have 
courageously answered the call to defend freedom as members of our Armed 
Forces. The sacrifices of these brave men and women help preserve the 
ideals of our country's founding and make the world a safer place.
To honor the achievements and contributions of Asian/Pacific Americans, 
the 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 2006 as Asian/Pacific American Heritage 
Month. I call upon the people of the United States to learn more about

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the history of Asian/Pacific Americans and their role in our national 
story and to observe this month with appropriate programs and 
activities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-eighth day 
of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and 
thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8009 of April 28, 2006

Older Americans Month, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Older Americans represent the finest qualities of our Nation. During 
Older Americans Month, we honor our older citizens, celebrate their many 
accomplishments, and learn from their experiences.
Across our country, older Americans are demonstrating personal strength 
and compassion and are redefining the experience of aging. They are 
leading active lives, serving in their communities, and reaching out to 
their fellow Americans. Through organizations like Senior Corps, they 
are mentoring children, helping victims of natural disasters, and caring 
for citizens with disabilities. Their good works are changing the lives 
of many individuals and contributing to the strength of America.
This year's theme, ``Choices for Independence,'' reflects the importance 
of our citizens making retirement, lifestyle, and health choices that 
enhance their quality of life as they grow older. My Administration is 
committed to strengthening senior programs and ensuring the health and 
retirement security of older Americans. The Medicare Prescription Drug, 
Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 provides for the biggest 
improvement in health care for our seniors in nearly 40 years. In 
addition, the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit, Medicare Part D, is 
helping seniors receive the prescription drugs they need at reduced 
costs.
Our Nation is blessed by our seniors. These individuals teach us lessons 
of the past, set an example for younger generations, and demonstrate the 
generosity and love for which Americans are known. This month, I 
encourage all our citizens to spend time with America's seniors.
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 
the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 2006 as Older 
Americans Month. I appreciate our senior citizens for their achievements 
and contributions to our Nation. I also commend the Federal, State, 
local, and tribal organizations, service and health care providers, 
caregivers, and volunteers who dedicate their time and talents to our 
seniors. I urge all citizens to honor their elders and reaffirm our 
country's commitment to their well-being this month and throughout the 
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-eighth day 
of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and 
thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8010 of April 28, 2006

Law Day, U.S.A.

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

America's legal system is central to protecting the constitutional 
principles on which our Nation was founded. As we observe Law Day, we 
celebrate our heritage of freedom, justice, and equality under the law.
This year's Law Day theme, ``Liberty Under Law: Separate Branches, 
Balanced Powers,'' honors the wisdom of the separation of powers that 
the Framers of our Constitution established for the Federal Government. 
Delegates to the Constitutional Convention recognized the risks that 
accompany the concentration of power and devised a system in which the 
Federal Government's authorities are divided among three independent 
branches. James Madison highlighted the importance of our Constitution's 
separation of powers when he wrote, ``the accumulation of all powers, 
legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands . . . may 
justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.''
Throughout our Nation's history, we have been reminded repeatedly of the 
wisdom of the Framers' design. Our system of separation of powers has 
safeguarded our liberties and helped ensure that we remain a government 
of laws. Law Day is an occasion for us to celebrate our Constitution and 
to honor those in the judiciary and legal profession who work to uphold 
and serve its principles.
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, 2006, 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 twenty-eighth day 
of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and 
thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8011 of April 28, 2006

Loyalty Day, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Our Nation is blessed and bound together by a creed of freedom and 
equality that is entrusted to all Americans. Preserving the ideals of 
our founding requires the service and sacrifice of every generation, and 
on Loyalty Day, we celebrate the gift of liberty and remember our own 
obligation to this great Nation.
The dedication and selflessness of America's soldiers and their families 
inspire us all. Some of our Nation's finest men and women have given 
their lives in freedom's cause. By their sacrifices they have given us a 
legacy of liberty and brought honor to the uniform, our flag, and our 
country. The American people are grateful to the brave men and women of 
our military for their service and we will always stand behind them. I 
encourage all Americans to learn more about opportunities to thank and 
support our troops, from sending a care package to writing a message, by 
visiting www.americasupportsyou.mil.
Loyalty Day is also a time for us to reflect on our responsibilities to 
our country as we work to show the world the meaning and promise of 
liberty. The right to vote is one of our most cherished rights and 
voting is one of our most fundamental duties. By making a commitment to 
be good citizens, flying the American flag, or taking the time to learn 
about our Nation's history, we show our gratitude for the blessings of 
freedom.
The greatest strength of America is in the heart and soul of its people, 
and every time a volunteer reaches out to a neighbor in need, our Nation 
grows stronger and more hopeful. Thousands of Americans are serving a 
higher calling by mentoring, coaching, serving in Senior Corps, and by 
participating in many other programs that enrich lives and help build a 
better tomorrow. The light of freedom shines brightly because of 
compassionate people who care about others. Their dedication to a cause 
greater than self gives all Americans confidence in the future of our 
Nation.
The Congress, by Public Law 85-529, as amended, has designated May 1 of 
each year as ``Loyalty Day.'' 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, 2006, as Loyalty Day. I call upon all 
the people of the United States to join in support of this national 
observance, and to display the flag of the United States on Loyalty Day.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-eighth day 
of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and 
thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8012 of May 3, 2006

National Day of Prayer, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Throughout our Nation's history, our citizens have prayed and come 
together before God to offer Him gratitude, reflect on His will, seek 
His aid, and respond to His grace. On this National Day of Prayer, we 
thank God for His many blessings and His care of our country.
God has greatly blessed the American people, and in 1789, George 
Washington proclaimed: ``It is the duty of all nations to acknowledge 
the Providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His 
benefits, and to humbly implore His protection and favor.'' Americans 
remain a prayerful and thankful people. We pray for the safety of our 
troops as they carry out dangerous missions with courage and compassion, 
and we remember the strength and sacrifice of their families. We pray 
for the good people of the Gulf Coast region as they work to rebuild 
their communities after the devastating hurricanes of 2005, and we thank 
God for the volunteers who have opened their hearts to help their 
neighbors in a time of need. We pray for the protection of innocent 
lives and for the expansion of peace and liberty throughout the world.
Through prayer, our faith is strengthened, our hearts are humbled, and 
our lives are transformed. May our Nation always have the humility to 
trust in the goodness of God's plans.
The Congress, by Public Law 100-307, as amended, has called on our 
Nation to reaffirm the role of prayer in our culture and to respect the 
freedom of religion by recognizing each year a ``National Day of 
Prayer.''
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim May 4, 2006, 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 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 third day of May, 
in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence of the 
United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8013 of May 4, 2006

Mother's Day, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

On Mother's Day, we honor our mothers and pay tribute to their devoted 
work and selfless gift of love.

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America's mothers are women of determination and vision. They serve as 
caregivers and guides, helping to build the foundation for our 
children's success and nurturing them as they grow and explore the great 
promise of our Nation. Through their mothers' examples, children come to 
understand the virtue of kindness, the blessing of compassion, and the 
importance of principle. A mother's support encourages children to make 
right choices, set high goals, and become good citizens. A mother's love 
inspires children to achieve their full potential and strengthens the 
character of our country. The commitment and love of mothers reflect the 
best of America.
On this special day, we remember the many mothers whose sons and 
daughters serve in harm's way. The determination and courage of these 
women demonstrate the spirit of our Nation, and America will always be 
grateful for their unfailing devotion. We also recognize the dedication 
of the many mothers who serve in America's Armed Forces. These brave 
women protect the safety and security of our Nation and help ensure a 
peaceful future for our children.
To honor mothers, 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. May God bless all mothers across our 
country on this special day, and throughout the year.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim May 14, 2006, as Mother's Day. I encourage 
all Americans to show their gratitude and love to mothers for making a 
difference in the lives of their children and communities. I call upon 
citizens to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, and 
activities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourth day of May, 
in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence of the 
United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8014 of May 11, 2006

Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Every day, our Nation's dedicated law enforcement officers put 
themselves at risk to keep their fellow Americans safe. As we observe 
Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, we pay tribute to the 
courageous men and women who have lost their lives protecting us, and we 
honor all those who wear the badge and keep the peace.
The law enforcement officers of today carry on the long and proud 
tradition of service built by their predecessors. With valor and 
distinction, these citizens stand watch over us all and work hard to 
fight crime, violence, and terrorism in communities across America. We 
are a country built on the rule of law, and our Nation is grateful to 
the men and women who enforce those laws and uphold the fairness and 
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Law enforcement officers deserve our appreciation for the work they do, 
and citizens fulfill an important civic responsibility by supporting 
their work to protect our communities. Through organizations like 
Citizen Corps, men and women are assisting their local police force, 
fire department, and neighborhood watch program. More information about 
Citizen Corps volunteer opportunities can be found at citizencorps.gov. 
I encourage all Americans to help fight crime in their communities by 
volunteering and participating in crime prevention organizations. By 
working together, we can achieve a better and more secure future for our 
children and grandchildren.
On Peace Officers Memorial Day and during Police Week, we honor the 
heroism of all our law enforcement officers, especially those who have 
given their lives so that others might live. They performed their jobs 
with extraordinary distinction, and a proud and grateful Nation will 
always remember their service and sacrifice. We ask God's blessings for 
the families and friends they left behind.
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,'' and by Public Law 103-322, as 
amended, (36 U.S.C. 136), has directed that the flag be flown at half 
staff on Peace Officers Memorial Day.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim May 15, 2006, as Peace Officers Memorial Day 
and May 14 through May 20, 2006, as Police Week. I call on all Americans 
to observe these events with appropriate ceremonies and activities. I 
also call on 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 Peace 
Officers Memorial Day. I further encourage all Americans to display the 
flag at half staff from their homes and businesses on that day.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eleventh day of 
May, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8015 of May 12, 2006

Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants of Persons 
Responsible for Policies or Actions That Threaten the Transition to 
Democracy in Belarus

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

In light of the importance to the United States of fostering democratic 
institutions in Belarus in order to help the Belarusian people achieve 
their aspirations for democracy and to help complete the transformation 
to a Europe whole, free, and at peace and given the suppression of human 
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democracy in Belarus, the fraud perpetrated during the recent Belarusian 
presidential campaign and election, the detention of peaceful protesters 
in Belarus, the persistent acts of corruption by Belarusian government 
officials in the performance of public functions, and the continued 
failure of Alyaksandr Lukashenka, Belarusian government officials, and 
others to support the rule of law, human rights commitments, and other 
principles of high priority to the United States, I have determined that 
it is in the interest of the United States to take all available 
measures to restrict the international travel and to suspend the entry 
into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, of members of 
the government of Alyaksandr Lukashenka and others detailed below who 
formulate, implement, participate in, or benefit from policies or 
actions, including electoral fraud, human rights abuses, and corruption, 
that undermine or injure democratic institutions or impede the 
transition to democracy in Belarus.
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, 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 for 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) Members of the government of Alyaksandr Lukashenka and other 
persons who formulate, implement, participate in, or benefit from 
policies or actions, including electoral fraud, human rights abuses, or 
corruption, that undermine or injure democratic institutions or impede 
the transition to democracy in Belarus;
    (b) Persons who through their business dealings with Belarusian 
government officials derive significant financial benefit from policies 
or actions, including electoral fraud, human rights abuses, or 
corruption, that undermine or injure democratic institutions or impede 
the transition to democracy in Belarus; and (c) The spouses of persons 
described in paragraphs (a) and (b) above.
Sec. 2. Section 1 of this proclamation shall not apply with respect to 
any person otherwise covered by section 1 where entry of such person 
would not be contrary to the interest 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 procedures as the Secretary 
may establish under section 5 of this proclamation.
Sec. 4. Nothing in this proclamation shall be construed to derogate from 
United States Government obligations under applicable international 
agreements.
Sec. 5. The Secretary of State shall have responsibility for 
implementing this proclamation pursuant to such procedures as the 
Secretary may establish.

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Sec. 6. This proclamation is effective immediately and shall remain in 
effect until such time as the Secretary of State determines that it is 
no longer necessary and should be terminated, either in whole or in 
part. Any such termination by the Secretary of State shall be published 
in the Federal Register.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twelfth day of May, 
in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence of the 
United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8016 of May 12, 2006

National Defense Transportation Day and National Transportation Week, 
2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

On National Defense Transportation Day and during National 
Transportation Week, we thank all those who contribute to a sound 
transportation infrastructure that keeps our country moving, advances 
our economic growth, and strengthens our national defense.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower recognized the importance of having the 
world's most efficient and reliable transportation system. In a message 
to the Congress, he wrote of ``a vast system of inter-connected highways 
criss-crossing the Country and joining at our national borders with 
friendly neighbors to the north and south.'' Fifty years after he signed 
the Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956, the Interstate Highway System is a 
vital part of America's transportation infrastructure.
My Administration remains committed to providing the American people 
with the best possible transportation system. In August 2005, I signed 
the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity 
Act: A Legacy for Users, to upgrade our Nation's network of roads, 
bridges, and mass transit systems, introduce new safety standards, and 
fund needed road improvements that will ease traffic congestion in 
communities across our country. My Administration is also increasing 
research in advanced transportation technologies that will improve our 
environment, help us end our reliance on foreign sources of energy, and 
strengthen our economic and national security.
Modern transportation also enables our Armed Forces to quickly deploy 
troops, move crucial supplies and equipment, and assist with emergency 
situations. Whether on land, over water, or in the air, our citizens 
rely on the safety and efficiency of our transportation systems to 
arrive at work, deliver goods and services, and travel with family and 
friends. America is grateful to the dedicated transportation 
professionals and military service members for their tireless efforts to 
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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 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 19, 2006, as National Defense 
Transportation Day and May 14 through May 20, 2006, as National 
Transportation Week. I encourage all Americans to learn how our modern 
transportation system contributes to the security of our citizens and 
the prosperity of our country and to celebrate these observances with 
appropriate ceremonies and activities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twelfth day of May, 
in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence of the 
United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8017 of May 12, 2006

National Safe Boating Week, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

By providing an opportunity to experience our Nation's scenic waterways, 
recreational boating is one of our country's most popular activities. 
During National Safe Boating Week, we underscore the importance of 
taking safety precautions before going out on the water and encourage 
all Americans to make responsible decisions while boating.
This year marks the 35th anniversary of the enactment of the Federal 
Boat Safety Act, which has helped reduce the number of recreational 
boating deaths in our country. Yet despite significant progress, 
recreational boating accidents still occur and, tragically, the majority 
of them are preventable. Operator inattention and inexperience, careless 
and reckless navigation, and excessive speed are the leading 
contributing factors of all reported accidents. An estimated 70 percent 
of reported boating fatalities in 2004 occurred on boats where the 
operator had not received safety instruction, and of those victims who 
drowned, nearly 90 percent were not wearing life jackets.
America's boat owners and operators play a large role in helping ensure 
passenger safety. The United States Coast Guard initiative ``You're in 
Command'' serves to educate boaters about how to enjoy our Nation's 
waters safely and responsibly. For more information about being safe 
while on the water, boaters can visit uscgboating.org and 
safeboatingcampaign.com. By taking simple precautions such as wearing a 
life jacket, taking a boating safety course, getting a Vessel Safety 
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influence of alcohol or drugs, we can continue to save lives and reduce 
the number of accidents and injuries that occur each year.
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 20 through May 26, 2006, 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 week. I 
also urge all Americans to learn more about safe boating practices and 
always engage in proper and responsible conduct while on the water.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twelfth day of May, 
in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence of the 
United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8018 of May 12, 2006

Death of G.V. Sonny Montgomery

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

As a mark of respect for the memory of G. V. Sonny Montgomery, I hereby 
order, by the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the 
United States of America, that on the day of his interment, the flag of 
the United States shall be flown at half-staff at the White House and 
upon all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval 
stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the 
District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its 
Territories and possessions until sunset on such day. I also direct that 
the flag shall be flown at half-staff for the same period at all United 
States embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities 
abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and 
stations.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twelfth day of May, 
in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence of the 
United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8019 of May 16, 2006

Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Throughout our history, the men and women who have worn the uniform of 
the United States have placed the security of our Nation before their 
own safety. America will be forever grateful for their service and 
sacrifice. On Memorial Day, we honor those who have paid the ultimate 
price for our freedom.
Defending the ideals of our Nation has required the service and 
sacrifice of those from every generation. From Valley Forge, across 
Europe and Asia, and in Afghanistan and Iraq, courageous Americans have 
given their lives so that others could live in freedom. These Soldiers, 
Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen took an oath to defend 
America, and they upheld that oath with bravery and decency. They have 
liberated the oppressed, spread freedom and peace, and set a standard of 
courage and compassion for our Nation. All who enjoy the blessings of 
liberty live in their debt.
This debt of gratitude extends also to the families who stood by our 
servicemen and women in times of war and times of peace. Each of the 
fallen has left behind loved ones who carry a burden of grief, and all 
Americans are inspired by the strength of these families.
At this important time in the history of freedom, a new generation of 
Americans is defending our flag and our liberty. These men and women 
carry on the legacy of our Nation's fallen heroes and demonstrate that 
the United States Armed Forces remain the greatest force for freedom in 
human history.
Those who lost their lives in the defense of freedom helped protect our 
citizens and lay the foundation of peace for people everywhere. On 
Memorial Day, a grateful Nation pays tribute to their personal courage, 
love of country, and dedication to duty.
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 29, 2006, 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 
ask all Americans to observe the National Moment of Remembrance 
beginning at 3 p.m., local time, on Memorial Day. I encourage the media 
to participate in these observances. I also request the Governors of the 
United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the appropriate 
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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 sixteenth day of 
May, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8020 of May 19, 2006

National Hurricane Preparedness Week, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

During National Hurricane Preparedness Week, private organizations, 
public officials, and government agencies will highlight the 
preparations necessary for the new hurricane season that begins on June 
1.
Last year, a record number of hurricanes caused unprecedented 
devastation across an entire region of our country. Our citizens along 
the Gulf Coast demonstrated their strength and resilience, and 
individuals across America revealed their compassion and resolve by 
opening their hearts, homes, and communities to those in need.
After these storms, Federal, State, and local governments have worked to 
enhance our Nation's ability to respond to large-scale natural 
disasters. The Federal Government has conducted an extensive review of 
preparedness and response efforts, and actions are being taken at all 
levels of government to improve communications and strengthen emergency 
response capabilities.
To help individuals, families, and businesses prepare for the future, 
the Department of Homeland Security provides checklists and information 
on natural disasters and other threats at ready.gov. By working 
together, government, private entities, and civic and charitable 
organizations can help increase preparedness for this year's hurricane 
season.
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 21 through May 27, 
2006, as National Hurricane Preparedness Week. I call upon government 
agencies, private organizations, schools, media, and residents in the 
coastal areas of our Nation to share information about hurricane 
preparedness and response to help save lives and protect communities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this nineteenth day of 
May, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8021 of May 19, 2006

National Maritime Day, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

The United States Merchant Marine plays an important role in ensuring 
our national security and strengthening our economy. As we celebrate 
National Maritime Day and the 70th anniversary of the Merchant Marine 
Act, we pay tribute to merchant mariners and their faithful service to 
our Nation.
Since 1775, merchant mariners have bravely served our country, and in 
1936, the Merchant Marine Act officially established their role in our 
military as a wartime naval auxiliary. During World War II, merchant 
mariners were critical to the delivery of troops and supplies overseas, 
and they helped keep vital ocean supply lines operating. President 
Franklin D. Roosevelt praised these brave merchant mariners for 
persevering ``despite the perils of the submarine, the dive bomber, and 
the surface raider.'' Today's merchant mariners follow those who 
courageously served before them as they continue to provide crucial 
support for our Nation's service men and women. America is grateful for 
their commitment to excellence and devotion to duty.
In addition to helping defend our country, merchant mariners facilitate 
commerce by importing and exporting goods throughout the world. They 
work with our Nation's transportation industry to share their valuable 
skills and experience in ship maintenance, navigation, and cargo 
transportation. This past year, the good work and compassion of merchant 
mariners also played an important role in hurricane relief efforts. 
Ships brought urgently needed supplies to the devastated areas, provided 
assistance for oil spill cleanup, generated electricity, and provided 
meals and lodging for recovery workers and evacuees.
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, 2006, as National Maritime Day. I 
call upon all the people of the United States to mark this observance by 
honoring the service of merchant mariners and by displaying 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 nineteenth day of 
May, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8022 of May 19, 2006

World Trade Week, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Free and fair trade is a powerful engine for growth and job creation in 
the United States and in countries throughout the world. World Trade 
Week is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of trade for people 
everywhere.
America is a great force for prosperity, and our country's economic and 
national security interests are advanced through strong economic ties 
with our friends and allies. Since 2001, my Administration has concluded 
or implemented free trade agreements with 15 countries. We are working 
toward agreements with 11 additional countries, and we will continue to 
pursue further opportunities.
Last August, I was pleased to sign legislation implementing the 
Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement 
(CAFTA-DR). CAFTA-DR will reduce tariffs on American goods and expand 
export opportunities for American businesses. When the rules are fair, 
American people and businesses can compete with anyone in the world. 
CAFTA-DR will also advance our commitment to democracy and prosperity 
for our neighbors.
Studies have shown that the elimination of global trade barriers could 
help lift hundreds of millions of the world's poor out of poverty and 
boost economic growth around the world. An important opportunity to 
deliver the full benefits of trade to people around the world is the 
Doha Round of trade negotiations at the World Trade Organization. An 
ambitious Doha agreement could bring benefits to all nations, especially 
the developing world, and my Administration is working for a successful 
conclusion to these negotiations.
During World Trade Week and throughout the year, the United States 
remains committed to increasing free and fair trade and to improving the 
standard of living for our citizens. By working with our friends and 
allies, we will continue to help build a world that lives in liberty, 
trades in freedom, and grows in prosperity.
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 21 through May 27, 
2006, as World Trade Week. I encourage all Americans to observe this 
week with appropriate events, trade shows, and educational programs that 
celebrate the benefits of trade to our Nation and people around the 
world.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this nineteenth day of 
May, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8023 of May 23, 2006

Great Outdoors Month, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Great Outdoors Month is an opportunity to celebrate and experience 
America's natural splendor and renew our commitment to conserve our air, 
water, and land. During this month, we also honor the dedicated men and 
women who volunteer to help protect our natural resources.
Americans live amid many wonders of nature. Our Nation's varied 
landscapes include sandy beaches, expansive forests, emerald waters, and 
towering mountains. Through biking, swimming, skiing, hiking, and many 
other activities, Americans are enjoying our country's magnificent 
scenery and the healthy benefits of outdoor recreation.
To ensure that our natural heritage remains a source of pride for all 
our citizens, my Administration is committed to conserving America's 
public lands and natural resources and pursuing environmentally 
responsible initiatives. We are working to accelerate research into 
cleaner sources of energy, protect our water sources, and encourage the 
use of hybrid cars. We have put in place a series of clean air 
regulations that will help us to meet air quality standards. Through 
efforts like these, we will continue our Nation's economic growth and 
protect the environment.
Our citizens play an important role in protecting our natural spaces. 
Throughout our country, Americans are volunteering in their communities 
for environmental education programs, local parks, nature conservancies, 
and other stewardship opportunities. These devoted individuals are 
working to maintain park trails, restore wildlife habitats, plant trees, 
and clear overgrowth. I appreciate these volunteers for their efforts to 
keep America beautiful, and I encourage all Americans to demonstrate 
good stewardship and an appreciation for the outdoors. Individuals 
interested in volunteering can visit the Department of the Interior's 
Take Pride in America website at takepride.gov.
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 2006 as Great 
Outdoors Month. I call on all Americans to observe this month with 
appropriate programs and activities and to spend time enjoying the 
outdoors.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-third day of 
May, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8024 of May 24, 2006

National Homeownership Month, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Owning a home is an important part of the American dream. During 
National Homeownership Month, we raise awareness of homeownership and 
encourage more Americans to consider the benefits of owning their own 
home.
Nearly 70 percent of Americans enjoy the satisfaction of owning their 
own home, and my Administration continues to promote an ownership 
society where the promise of America reaches all our citizens. The 
American Dream Downpayment Act of 2003 is helping thousands of low to 
moderate income and minority families with downpayment and closing 
costs, which represent the greatest barrier to homeownership. Since 
2002, when I announced our goal to help 5.5 million minorities become 
homeowners by the end of this decade, the rate of minority homeownership 
has climbed above 50 percent, and more than 2.5 million minority 
families have become new homeowners. My Administration will continue to 
provide counseling and assistance for new homebuyers and expand 
homeownership opportunities for all Americans.
During National Homeownership Month and throughout the year, we applaud 
the men and women who work to achieve the dream of homeownership, and we 
are grateful for those who provide counseling, lending, real estate, 
construction, and other services to these individuals. The hard work, 
financial discipline, and personal responsibility of our country's 
homeowners help transform neighborhoods throughout our Nation and 
reflect the best qualities of 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 of 
the United States of America, do hereby proclaim June 2006 as National 
Homeownership Month. I call upon the people of the United States to join 
me in building a more hopeful society and recognizing the importance of 
expanding the ownership of homes across our great Nation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fourth day 
of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and 
thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8025 of May 25, 2006

Black Music Month, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

African-American musicians have added to the rich culture of our country 
and of countries around the world. During Black Music Month, we 
recognize the African-American artists who have enhanced our lives and 
created some of our Nation's most treasured art forms.
Throughout history, African-American artists have produced music with 
the power to change hearts and shape our national conscience. From 
gospel to blues, from jazz to rock and roll, the songs of America's 
black musicians have defined our times and enriched our culture. 
Performers such as Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie and vocalists such as 
Lizzie Miles and gospel singer Mahalia Jackson have made their mark as 
great American musicians, strengthening our Nation's diversity and 
lifting the human spirit.
In 2005, Americans witnessed the power of music to help bring our 
country together. Following the devastation of the Gulf Coast by 
Hurricane Katrina, the musicians of that great region sought to preserve 
their unique musical style and culture and share it with the rest of the 
Nation. The soulful music of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast remains one 
of our national treasures, a symbol of creativity and hope.
Black Music Month recognizes some of the brightest lights of American 
creativity and honors the African-American men and women whose art 
entertains and inspires us. The incredible talents of black musicians 
continue to speak to every heart, reflecting the beauty and pride of our 
great 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 June 2006 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-fifth day of 
May, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8026 of June 1, 2006

National Child's Day, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

A hopeful society ensures that its children are provided with the 
knowledge, skills, and opportunities to succeed. On National Child's 
Day, we reaffirm our commitment to America's children and recognize the 
power that each of us has to make a difference in a young person's life.

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The character of a child is formed in the earliest years through the 
love and guidance of family members and other caring individuals. A 
parent, teacher, or mentor can help improve a child's academic 
achievement, encourage right choices, and help them to understand the 
importance of serving a cause greater than self.
Through USA Freedom Corps, my Administration is providing opportunities 
for volunteers to work with children in schools, after-school programs, 
and through community groups and organizations. By volunteering, these 
adults set an example of service and good citizenship for our young 
people and provide youth with the stability and encouragement they need 
to achieve their dreams. My Administration has also launched the 
Community Guide to Helping America's Youth at helpingamericasyouth.gov. 
This web-based tool is part of the Helping America's Youth initiative, 
led by First Lady Laura Bush, and assists communities in identifying 
ways to lend a hand to children in need. In addition, my Administration 
is working through No Child Left Behind and the American Competitiveness 
Initiative to ensure every child has a quality education and the 
opportunity to succeed. By investing in the lives of our young people, 
we can help develop their personal character, teach them to be 
responsible citizens, and enable them to realize their full potential.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim June 4, 2006, as National Child's Day. I 
call upon citizens to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and 
activities. I also urge all the people of the United States to take an 
active role in helping nurture the minds and character of our Nation's 
children.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of June, 
in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence of the 
United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8027 of June 2, 2006

National Oceans Week, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

During National Oceans Week, we recognize the importance of the oceans 
to our national heritage, economy, and security and reaffirm our 
commitment to protecting them through wise stewardship and sensible 
management.
The magnificent beauty of the oceans is a blessing to our country and 
the world. The oceans also sustain an abundance of natural and 
historical treasures, enable the transportation of vital goods, and 
provide food and recreation for millions of people. My Administration is 
working with State, tribal, and local governments, the private sector, 
and international partners to foster more effective conservation of our 
oceans, coasts, and Great Lakes resources and to advance the 
environmental, economic, and security interests of our Nation.

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On December 17, 2004, I established the Committee on Ocean Policy to 
implement the United States Ocean Action Plan. Through this plan, we are 
building an integrated ocean observing system, promoting ocean 
education, embarking on deep oceans research, supporting our maritime 
transportation system, and enhancing our international leadership role 
in ocean science and policy. We are also advancing legislation to 
strengthen the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 
establish a system of sustainable aquaculture, and maintain protections 
for marine mammals. To fulfill my commitment to end overfishing, we are 
working with the Congress to build an improved, market-based system to 
better manage our fisheries and keep our commercial and recreational 
fishing industries strong.
I appreciate all those who are dedicated to making the oceans, coasts, 
and Great Lakes cleaner, healthier, and more productive. By working 
together, all Americans can help sustain the oceans for generations to 
come.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim June 4 through June 10, 2006, as National 
Oceans Week. I call upon the people of the United States to learn more 
about the vital role the oceans play in the life of our country and how 
we can conserve their many natural treasures. I encourage all our 
citizens to observe this week with appropriate programs and activities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of June, 
in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence of the 
United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8028 of June 5, 2006

Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

During Caribbean-American Heritage Month, we celebrate the great 
contributions of Caribbean Americans to the fabric of our Nation, and we 
pay tribute to the common culture and bonds of friendship that unite the 
United States and the Caribbean countries.
Our Nation has thrived as a country of immigrants, and we are more 
vibrant and hopeful because of the talent, faith, and values of 
Caribbean Americans. For centuries, Caribbean Americans have enriched 
our society and added to the strength of America. They have been leaders 
in government, sports, entertainment, the arts, and many other fields.
During the month of June, we also honor the friendship between the 
United States and the Caribbean countries. We are united by our common 
values and shared history, and I join all Americans in celebrating the 
rich Caribbean heritage and the many ways in which Caribbean Americans 
have helped shape 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

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laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2006 as Caribbean-
American Heritage Month. I encourage all Americans to learn more about 
the history of Caribbean Americans and their contributions to our 
Nation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of June, 
in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence of the 
United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8029 of June 6, 2006

Flag Day and National Flag Week, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

From our Nation's earliest days, Old Glory has stood for America's 
strength, unity, and liberty. During Flag Day and National Flag Week, we 
honor this enduring American symbol and celebrate the hope and ideals 
that it embodies.
In 1777, the Second Continental Congress established the flag of a young 
Nation, whose 13 original states were represented in the flag's 13 stars 
and 13 alternating red and white stripes. Today, the Stars and Stripes 
commemorate the revolutionary truths of our Declaration of Independence 
and Constitution. As Americans, we revere freedom and equality, the 
rights and dignity of every individual, and the supremacy of the rule of 
law. These fundamental beliefs have guided our country and lifted the 
fortunes of all Americans, and we have seen their power to transform 
other nations and deliver hope to people around the world.
During Flag Day and National Flag Week, we also honor the men and women 
who carry our flag into battle. Through their bravery and sacrifice, 
they help keep America safe and advance peace and freedom around the 
globe. By flying the flag, we express our gratitude to these heroes and 
all those who help ensure that the many blessings of our great country 
continue for generations to come.
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, 2006, as Flag Day and the week 
beginning June 11, 2006, 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 
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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 Flag of the 
United States of America.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixth day of June, 
in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence of the 
United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8030 of June 6, 2006

Father's Day, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

By offering guidance, support, and unconditional love, a father is one 
of the most important influences in a child's life. On Father's Day, we 
honor our fathers and celebrate the special bond between a father and a 
child.
Fathers play a significant role in shaping the character of their 
children and the future of our country. By spending time with their sons 
and daughters and listening to their experiences, fathers can have a 
profound impact on their children's lives. As advisors, role models, and 
friends, fathers help their children to understand the difference 
between right and wrong and to recognize how the decisions they make 
today can affect the rest of their lives. Fathers instill important 
values and prepare young people for the challenges and opportunities 
ahead. Through their daily sacrifices, fathers provide a loving and 
secure home in which their children can grow to become successful adults 
and good citizens. Their love and dedication inspire the next generation 
of Americans to achieve their dreams and demonstrate the true spirit of 
our Nation.
Father's Day also gives us an opportunity to remember the fathers who 
are currently serving in our Armed Forces. Our Nation is grateful for 
the courage and sacrifice of the many proud fathers wearing our 
country's uniform. By advancing freedom and protecting our way of life, 
these brave individuals are helping to lay the foundation of peace for 
our children and grandchildren.
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 18, 
2006, as Father's Day. I encourage all Americans to express admiration 
and appreciation to fathers for their many contributions to our Nation's 
children. 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.

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



Proclamation 8031 of June 15, 2006

Establishment of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National 
Monument

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

In the Pacific Ocean northwest of the principal islands of Hawaii lies 
an approximately 1,200 nautical mile stretch of coral islands, 
seamounts, banks, and shoals. The area, including the Northwestern 
Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve, the Midway National 
Wildlife Refuge, the Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge, and the 
Battle of Midway National Memorial, supports a dynamic reef ecosystem 
with more than 7,000 marine species, of which approximately half are 
unique to the Hawaiian Island chain. This diverse ecosystem is home to 
many species of coral, fish, birds, marine mammals, and other flora and 
fauna including the endangered Hawaiian monk seal, the threatened green 
sea turtle, and the endangered leatherback and hawksbill sea turtles. In 
addition, this area has great cultural significance to Native Hawaiians 
and a connection to early Polynesian culture worthy of protection and 
understanding.
WHEREAS Executive Order 13089 of June 11, 1998, Executive Order 13178 of 
December 4, 2000, and Executive Order 13196 of January 18, 2001, as well 
as the process for designation of a National Marine Sanctuary undertaken 
by the Secretary of Commerce, have identified objects of historic or 
scientific interest that are situated upon the lands owned or controlled 
by the Government of the United States in the area of the Northwestern 
Hawaiian Islands;
WHEREAS section 2 of the Act of June 8, 1906 (34 Stat. 225, 16 U.S.C. 
431) (the ``Antiquities Act'') authorizes the President, in his 
discretion, to declare by public proclamation historic landmarks, 
historic and prehistoric structures, and other objects of historic or 
scientific interest that are situated upon lands owned or controlled by 
the Government of the United States to be national monuments, and to 
reserve as a part thereof parcels of land, the limits of which in all 
cases shall be confined to the smallest area compatible with the proper 
care and management of the objects to be protected;
WHEREAS it would be in the public interest to preserve the marine area 
of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and certain lands as necessary for 
the care and management of the historic and scientific objects therein,
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, by the authority vested in me by section 2 of the Act of June 
8, 1906 (34 Stat. 225, 16 U.S.C. 431), do proclaim that there are hereby 
set apart and reserved as the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine 
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Monument (the ``monument'' or ``national monument'') for the purpose of 
protecting the objects described above, all lands and interests in lands 
owned or controlled by the Government of the United States within the 
boundaries described on the accompanying map entitled ``Northwestern 
Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument'' attached to and forming a 
part of this proclamation. The Federal land and interests in land 
reserved includes approximately 139,793 square miles of emergent and 
submerged lands and waters of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands, which 
is the smallest area compatible with the proper care and management of 
the objects to be protected.
All Federal lands and interests in lands within the boundaries of this 
monument are hereby appropriated and withdrawn from all forms of entry, 
location, selection, sale, or leasing or other disposition under the 
public land laws, including, but not limited to, withdrawal from 
location, entry, and patent under mining laws, and from disposition 
under all laws relating to mineral and geothermal leasing.
The Secretary of Commerce, through the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
Administration (NOAA), will have primary responsibility regarding 
management of the marine areas, in consultation with the Secretary of 
the Interior. The Secretary of the Interior, through the Fish and 
Wildlife Service (FWS), will have sole responsibility for management of 
the areas of the monument that overlay the Midway Atoll National 
Wildlife Refuge, the Battle of Midway National Memorial, and the 
Hawaiian Islands National Wildlife Refuge, in consultation with the 
Secretary of Commerce.
The Secretary of Commerce and the Secretary of the Interior 
(collectively, the ``Secretaries'') shall review and, as appropriate, 
modify the interagency agreement developed for coordinated management of 
the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Coral Reef Ecosystem Reserve, signed 
on May 19, 2006. To manage the monument, the Secretary of Commerce, in 
consultation with the Secretary of the Interior and the State of Hawaii, 
shall modify, as appropriate, the plan developed by NOAA's National 
Marine Sanctuary Program through the public sanctuary designation 
process, and will provide for public review of that plan. To the extent 
authorized by law, the Secretaries, acting through the FWS and NOAA, 
shall promulgate any additional regulations needed for the proper care 
and management of the objects identified above.
The Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretaries, shall take 
appropriate action to enter into negotiations with other governments to 
make necessary arrangements for the protection of the monument and to 
promote the purposes for which the monument is established. The 
Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretaries, shall seek the 
cooperation of other governments and international organizations in 
furtherance of the purposes of this proclamation and consistent with 
applicable regional and multilateral arrangements for the protection and 
management of special marine areas. Furthermore, this proclamation shall 
be applied in accordance with international law. No restrictions shall 
apply to or be enforced against a person who is not a citizen, national, 
or resident alien of the United States (including foreign flag vessels) 
unless in accordance with international law.
Nothing in this proclamation shall be deemed to diminish or enlarge the 
jurisdiction of the State of Hawaii.

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The establishment of this monument is subject to valid existing rights 
and use of the monument shall be administered as follows:
Access to the Monument
The Secretaries shall prohibit entering the monument except pursuant to 
permission granted by the Secretaries or their designees. Any person 
passing through the monument without interruption must notify an 
official designated by the Secretaries at least 72 hours, but no longer 
than 1 month, prior to the entry date. Notification of departure from 
the monument must be provided within 12 hours of leaving. A person 
providing notice must provide the following information, as applicable: 
(i) position when making report; (ii) vessel name and International 
Maritime Organization identification number; (iii) name, address, and 
telephone number of owner and operator; (iv) United States Coast Guard 
(USCG) documentation, State license, or registration number; (v) home 
port; (vi) intended and actual route through the monument; (vii) general 
categories of any hazardous cargo on board; and (viii) length of vessel 
and propulsion type (e.g., motor or sail).
    Vessel Monitoring Systems
1. As soon as possible but not later than 30 days following the issuance 
of this proclamation, NOAA shall publish in the Federal Register a list 
of approved transmitting units and associated communications service 
providers for purposes of this proclamation. An owner or operator of a 
vessel that has been issued a permit for accessing the monument must 
ensure that such a vessel has an operating vessel monitoring system 
(VMS) on board, approved by the Office of Legal Enforcement in the 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in the Department of 
Commerce (OLE) when voyaging within the monument. An operating VMS 
includes an operating mobile transmitting unit on the vessel and a 
functioning communication link between the unit and OLE as provided by 
an OLE-approved communication service provider.
2. Only a VMS that has been approved by OLE may be used. When installing 
and activating the OLE-approved VMS, or when reinstalling and 
reactivating such VMS, the vessel owner or operator must:
a. Follow procedures indicated on an installation and activation 
checklist, which is available from OLE; and
b. Submit to OLE a statement certifying compliance with the checklist, 
as prescribed on the checklist.
3. No person may interfere with, tamper with, alter, damage, disable, or 
impede the operation of the VMS, or attempt any of the same.
4. When a vessel's VMS is not operating properly, the owner or operator 
must immediately contact OLE, and follow instructions from that office. 
If notified by OLE that a vessel's VMS is not operating properly, the 
owner and operator must follow instructions from that office. In either 
event, such instructions may include, but are not limited to, manually 
communicating to a location designated by OLE the vessel's positions or 
returning to port until the VMS is operable.
5. As a condition of authorized access to the monument, a vessel owner 
or operator subject to the requirements for a VMS in this section must 
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to the vessels position data obtained from the VMS. Consistent with 
applicable law, including the limitations on access to, and use, of VMS 
data collected under the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and 
Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), the Secretaries may have access 
to, and use of, collected data for scientific, statistical, and 
management purposes.
6. OLE has authority over the installation and operation of the VMS 
unit. OLE may authorize the connection or order the disconnection of 
additional equipment, including a computer, to any VMS unit, when deemed 
appropriate by OLE.
7. The Secretaries shall prohibit any person from conducting or causing 
to be conducted:

a. Operating any vessel without an approved transmitting device within the 
monument area 45 days after the publication of the list of approved 
transmitting devices described in paragraph (1) above;

b. Failing to install, activate, repair, or replace a mobile transceiver 
unit prior to leaving port;

c. Failing to operate and maintain a mobile transceiver unit on board the 
vessel at all times;

d. Tampering with, damaging, destroying, altering, or in any way 
distorting, rendering useless, inoperative, ineffective, or inaccurate the 
VMS, mobile transceiver unit, or VMS signal required to be installed on or 
transmitted by a vessel;

e. Failing to contact OLE or follow OLE instructions when automatic 
position reporting has been interrupted;

f. Registering a VMS or mobile transceiver unit registered to more than one 
vessel at the same time;

g. Connecting or leaving connected additional equipment to a VMS unit or 
mobile transceiver unit without the prior approval of OLE;

h. Making a false statement, oral or written, to an authorized officer 
regarding the installation, use, operation, or maintenance of a VMS unit or 
mobile transceiver unit or communication service provider.

Restrictions
Prohibited Activities
The Secretaries shall prohibit persons from conducting or causing to be 
conducted the following activities:
1. Exploring for, developing, or producing oil, gas, or minerals within 
the monument;
2. Using or attempting to use poisons, electrical charges, or explosives 
in the collection or harvest of a monument resource;
3. Introducing or otherwise releasing an introduced species from within 
or into the monument; and
4. Anchoring on or having a vessel anchored on any living or dead coral 
with an anchor, anchor chain, or anchor rope.
Regulated Activities

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    Except as otherwise provided in this proclamation, the Secretaries 
shall prohibit any person from conducting or causing to be conducted 
within the monument the following activities:
1. Removing, moving, taking, harvesting, possessing, injuring, 
disturbing, or damaging; or attempting to remove, move, take, harvest, 
possess, injure, disturb, or damage any living or nonliving monument 
resource;
2. Drilling into, dredging, or otherwise altering the submerged lands 
other than by anchoring a vessel; or constructing, placing, or 
abandoning any structure, material, or other matter on the submerged 
lands;
3. Anchoring a vessel;
4. Deserting a vessel aground, at anchor, or adrift;
5. Discharging or depositing any material or other matter into Special 
Preservation Areas or the Midway Atoll Special Management Area except 
vessel engine cooling water, weather deck runoff, and vessel engine 
exhaust;
6. Discharging or depositing any material or other matter into the 
monument, or discharging or depositing any material or other matter 
outside of the monument that subsequently enters the monument and 
injures any resources of the monument, except fish parts (i.e., chumming 
material or bait) used in and during authorized fishing operations, or 
discharges incidental to vessel use such as deck wash, approved marine 
sanitation device effluent, cooling water, and engine exhaust;
7. Touching coral, living or dead;
8. Possessing fishing gear except when stowed and not available for 
immediate use during passage without interruption through the monument;
9. Swimming, snorkeling, or closed or open circuit SCUBA diving within 
any Special Preservation Area or the Midway Atoll Special Management 
Area; and
10. Attracting any living monument resources.
Emergencies and Law Enforcement Activities
The prohibitions required by this proclamation shall not apply to 
activities necessary to respond to emergencies threatening life, 
property, or the environment, or to activities necessary for law 
enforcement purposes.
Armed Forces Actions
1. The prohibitions required by this proclamation shall not apply to 
activities and exercises of the Armed Forces (including those carried 
out by the United States Coast Guard) that are consistent with 
applicable laws.
2. Nothing in this proclamation shall limit agency actions to respond to 
emergencies posing an unacceptable threat to human health or safety or 
to the marine environment and admitting of no other feasible solution.
3. All activities and exercises of the Armed Forces shall be carried out 
in a manner that avoids, to the extent practicable and consistent with 
operational requirements, adverse impacts on monument resources and 
qualities.
4. In the event of threatened or actual destruction of, loss of, or 
injury to a monument resource or quality resulting from an incident, 
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not limited to spills and groundings, caused by a component of the 
Department of Defense or the USCG, the cognizant component shall 
promptly coordinate with the Secretaries for the purpose of taking 
appropriate actions to respond to and mitigate the harm and, if 
possible, restore or replace the monument resource or quality.
Commercial Fishing
1. The Secretaries shall ensure that any commercial lobster fishing 
permit shall be subject to a zero annual harvest limit.
2. Fishing for bottomfish and pelagic species. The Secretaries shall 
ensure that:

a. Commercial fishing for bottomfish and associated pelagic species may 
continue within the monument for not longer than 5 years from the date of 
this proclamation provided that:

    (i) The fishing is conducted in accordance with a valid 
commercial bottomfish permit issued by NOAA; and
    (ii) Such permit is in effect on the date of this proclamation 
and is subsequently renewed pursuant to NOAA regulations at 50 CFR 
part 660 subpart E as necessary.

b. Total landings for each fishing year may not exceed the following 
amounts:

    (i) 350,000 pounds for bottomfish species; and
    (ii) 180,000 pounds for pelagic species.

c. Commercial fishing for bottomfish and associated pelagic species is 
prohibited in the monument after 5 years from the date of this 
proclamation.

General Requirements
The Secretaries shall ensure that any commercial fishing within the 
monument is conducted in accordance with the following restrictions and 
conditions:
1. A valid permit or facsimile of a valid permit is on board the fishing 
vessel and is available for inspection by an authorized officer;
2. No attempt is made to falsify or fail to make, keep, maintain, or 
submit any logbook or logbook form or other required record or report;
3. Only gear specifically authorized by the relevant permit issued under 
the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act is allowed 
to be in the possession of a person conducting commercial fishing under 
this section;
4. Any person conducting commercial fishing notifies the Secretaries by 
telephone, facsimile, or electronic mail at least 72 hours before 
entering the monument and within 12 hours after leaving the monument;
5. All fishing vessels must carry an activated and functioning VMS unit 
on board at all times whenever the vessel is in the monument;
6. All fishing vessels must carry an observer when requested to do so by 
the Secretaries; and
7. The activity does not take place within any Ecological Reserve, any 
Special Preservation Area, or the Midway Atoll Special Management Area.

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Permitting Procedures and Criteria
Subject to such terms and conditions as the Secretaries deem 
appropriate, a person may conduct an activity regulated by this 
proclamation if such activity is specifically authorized by a permit. 
The Secretaries, in their discretion, may issue a permit under this 
proclamation if the Secretaries find that the activity: (i) is research 
designed to further understanding of monument resources and qualities; 
(ii) will further the educational value of the monument; (iii) will 
assist in the conservation and management of the monument; (iv) will 
allow Native Hawaiian practices; (v) will allow a special ocean use; or 
(vi) will allow recreational activities.
Findings
1. The Secretaries may not issue any permit unless the Secretaries find:

a. The activity can be conducted with adequate safeguards for the resources 
and ecological integrity of the monument;

b. The activity will be conducted in a manner compatible with the 
management direction of this proclamation, considering the extent to which 
the conduct of the activity may diminish or enhance monument resources, 
qualities, and ecological integrity, any indirect, secondary, or cumulative 
effects of the activity, and the duration of such effects;

c. There is no practicable alternative to conducting the activity within 
the monument;

d. The end value of the activity outweighs its adverse impacts on monument 
resources, qualities, and ecological integrity;

e. The duration of the activity is no longer than necessary to achieve its 
stated purpose;

f. The applicant is qualified to conduct and complete the activity and 
mitigate any potential impacts resulting from its conduct;

g. The applicant has adequate financial resources available to conduct and 
complete the activity and mitigate any potential impacts resulting from its 
conduct;

h. The methods and procedures proposed by the applicant are appropriate to 
achieve the proposed activity's goals in relation to their impacts to 
monument resources, qualities, and ecological integrity;

i. The applicant's vessel has been outfitted with a mobile transceiver unit 
approved by OLE and complies with the requirements of this proclamation; 
and

j. There are no other factors that would make the issuance of a permit for 
the activity inappropriate.

2. Additional Findings for Native Hawaiian Practice Permits. In addition 
to the findings listed above, the Secretaries shall not issue a permit 
to allow Native Hawaiian practices unless the Secretaries find:

a. The activity is non-commercial and will not involve the sale of any 
organism or material collected;

b. The purpose and intent of the activity are appropriate and deemed 
necessary by traditional standards in the Native Hawaiian culture (pono), 
and demonstrate an understanding of, and background in, the traditional 
practice, and its associated values and protocols;

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c. The activity benefits the resources of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands 
and the Native Hawaiian community;

d. The activity supports or advances the perpetuation of traditional 
knowledge and ancestral connections of Native Hawaiians to the Northwestern 
Hawaiian Islands; and

e. Any monument resource harvested from the monument will be consumed in 
the monument.

3. Additional Findings, Criteria, and Requirements for Special Ocean Use 
Permits

a. In addition to the findings listed above, the following requirements 
apply to the issuance of a permit for a special ocean use:

    (i) Any permit for a special ocean use issued under this 
section:
    (A) Shall authorize the conduct of an activity only if that 
activity is compatible with the purposes for which the monument is 
designated and with protection of monument resources;
    (B) Shall not authorize the conduct of any activity for a 
period of more than 5 years unless renewed by the Secretaries;
    (C) Shall require that activities carried out under the permit 
be conducted in a manner that does not destroy, cause the loss of, 
or injure monument resources; and
    (D) Shall require the permittee to purchase and maintain 
comprehensive general liability insurance, or post an equivalent 
bond, against claims arising out of activities conducted under the 
permit and to agree to hold the United States harmless against 
such claims; and
    (ii) Each person issued a permit for a special ocean use under 
this section shall submit an annual report to the Secretaries not 
later than December 31 of each year that describes activities 
conducted under that permit and revenues derived from such 
activities during the year.

b. The Secretaries may not issue a permit for a special ocean use unless 
they determine that the proposed activity will be consistent with the 
findings listed above for the issuance of any permit.

c. Categories of special ocean use being permitted for the first time under 
this section will be restricted in duration and permitted as a special 
ocean use pilot project. Subsequent permits for any category of special 
ocean use may be issued only if a special ocean use pilot project for that 
category has been determined by the Secretaries to meet the criteria in 
this proclamation and any terms and conditions placed on the permit for the 
pilot project.

d. The Secretaries shall provide public notice prior to requiring a special 
ocean use permit for any category of activity not previously identified as 
a special ocean use.

e. The following requirements apply to permits for a special ocean use for 
an activity within the Midway Atoll Special Management Area.

    (i) The Secretaries may issue a permit for a special ocean use 
for activities within the Midway Atoll Special Management Area 
provided:
    (A) The Secretaries find the activity furthers the 
conservation and management of the monument; and

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    (B) The Director of the United States Fish and Wildlife 
Service or his or her designee has determined that the activity is 
compatible with the purposes for which the Midway Atoll National 
Wildlife Refuge was designated.
    (ii) As part of a permit, the Secretaries may allow vessels to 
transit the monument as necessary to enter the Midway Atoll 
Special Management Area.

f. The Secretaries may issue a permit for a special ocean use for 
activities outside the Midway Atoll Special Management Area provided:

    (i) The Secretaries find the activity will directly benefit 
the conservation and management of the monument;
    (ii) The Secretaries determine the purpose of the activity is 
for research or education related to the resources or qualities of 
the monument;
    (iii) The Secretaries provide public notice of the application 
and an opportunity to provide comments at least 30 days prior to 
issuing the permit; and
    (iv) The activity does not involve the use of a commercial 
passenger vessel.
4. Additional Findings for Recreation Permits. The Secretaries may issue 
a permit only for recreational activities to be conducted within the 
Midway Atoll Special Management Area. In addition to the general 
findings listed above for any permit, the Secretaries may not issue such 
permit unless the Secretaries find:

a. The activity is for the purpose of recreation as defined in regulation;

b. The activity is not associated with any for-hire operation; and

c. The activity does not involve any extractive use.

Sustenance Fishing
Sustenance fishing means fishing for bottomfish or pelagic species that 
are consumed within the monument, and is incidental to an activity 
permitted under this proclamation. The Secretaries may permit sustenance 
fishing outside of any Special Preservation Area as a term or condition 
of any permit issued under this proclamation. The Secretaries may not 
permit sustenance fishing in the Midway Atoll Special Management Area 
unless the activity has been determined by the Director of the United 
States Fish and Wildlife Service or his or her designee to be compatible 
with the purposes for which the Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge 
was established. Sustenance fishing must be conducted in a manner 
compatible with this proclamation, including considering the extent to 
which the conduct of the activity may diminish monument resources, 
qualities, and ecological integrity, as well as any indirect, secondary, 
or cumulative effects of the activity and the duration of such effects. 
The Secretaries will develop procedures for systematic reporting of 
sustenance fishing.
Definitions For purposes of this proclamation:
Attract or Attracting means luring or attempting to lure a living 
resource by any means, except the mere presence of human beings (e.g., 
swimmers, divers, boaters).
Bottomfish Species means bottomfish management unit species as defined 
at 50 CFR 660.12.

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Commercial Bottomfishing means commercial fishing for bottomfish 
species.
Commercial Passenger Vessel means a vessel that carries individuals who 
have paid for such carriage.
Commercial Pelagic Trolling means commercial fishing for pelagic 
species.
Deserting a vessel means:

1. Leaving a vessel aground or adrift:

    (i) Without notifying the Secretaries of the vessel going 
aground or adrift within 12 hours of its discovery and developing 
and presenting to the Secretaries a preliminary salvage plan 
within 24 hours of such notification;
    (ii) After expressing or manifesting intention to not 
undertake or to cease salvage efforts; or
    (iii) When the Secretaries are unable, after reasonable 
efforts, to reach the owner/operator within 12 hours of the 
vessels condition being reported to authorities.

2. Leaving a vessel at anchor when its condition creates potential for a 
grounding, discharge, or deposit and the owner/operator fails to secure the 
vessel in a timely manner.

Ecological Reserve means an area of the monument consisting of 
contiguous, diverse habitats that provide natural spawning, nursery, and 
permanent residence areas for the replenishment and genetic protection 
of marine life, and also to protect and preserve natural assemblages of 
habitats and species within areas representing a broad diversity of 
resources and habitats found within the monument.
Ecological Integrity means a condition determined to be characteristic 
of an ecosystem that has the ability to maintain the function, 
structure, and abundance of natural biological communities, including 
rates of change in response to natural environmental variation.
Fishing Year means the year beginning at 0001 local time on January 1 
and ending at 2400 local time on December 31.
Introduced Species means:
1. A species (including, but not limited to, any of its biological 
matter capable of propagation) that is non-native to the ecosystem(s) 
protected by the monument; or
2. Any organism into which genetic matter from another species has been 
transferred in order that the host organism acquires the genetic traits 
of the transferred genes.
Landing means offloading fish from a fishing vessel or causing fish to 
be offloaded from a fishing vessel.
Midway Atoll Special Management Area means the area of the monument 
surrounding Midway Atoll out to a distance of 12 nautical miles, 
established for the enhanced management, protection, and preservation of 
monument wildlife and historical resources.
Mobile Transceiver Unit means a vessel monitoring system or VMS device 
installed on board a vessel that is used for vessel monitoring and 
transmitting the vessel's position as required by this proclamation.

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Native Hawaiian Practices means cultural activities conducted for the 
purposes of perpetuating traditional knowledge, caring for and 
protecting the environment, and strengthening cultural and spiritual 
connections to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands that have demonstrable 
benefits to the Native Hawaiian community. This may include, but is not 
limited to, the non-commercial use of monument resources for direct 
personal consumption while in the monument.
Ocean-Based Ecotourism means a class of fee-for-service activities that 
involves visiting the monument for study, enjoyment, or volunteer 
assistance for purposes of conservation and management.
Pelagic Species means Pacific Pelagic Management Unit Species as defined 
at 50 CFR 660.12.
Pono means appropriate, correct, and deemed necessary by traditional 
standards in the Hawaiian culture.
Recreational Activity means an activity conducted for personal enjoyment 
that does not result in the extraction of monument resources and that 
does not involve a fee-for-service transaction. This includes, but is 
not limited to, wildlife viewing, SCUBA diving, snorkeling, and boating.
Special Preservation Area (SPA) means discrete, biologically important 
areas of the monument within which uses are subject to conditions, 
restrictions, and prohibitions, including but not limited to access 
restrictions. SPAs are used to avoid concentrations of uses that could 
result in declines in species populations or habitat, to reduce 
conflicts between uses, to protect areas that are critical for 
sustaining important marine species or habitats, or to provide 
opportunities for scientific research.
Special Ocean Use means an activity or use of the monument that is 
engaged in to generate revenue or profits for one or more of the persons 
associated with the activity or use, and does not destroy, cause the 
loss of, or injure monument resources. This includes ocean-based 
ecotourism and other activities such as educational and research 
activities that are engaged in to generate revenue, but does not include 
commercial fishing for bottomfish or pelagic species conducted pursuant 
to a valid permit issued by NOAA.
Stowed and Not Available for Immediate Use means not readily accessible 
for immediate use, e.g., by being securely covered and lashed to a deck 
or bulkhead, tied down, unbaited, unloaded, or partially disassembled 
(such as spear shafts being kept separate from spear guns).
Sustenance Fishing means fishing for bottomfish or pelagic species in 
which all catch is consumed within the monument, and that is incidental 
to an activity permitted under this proclamation.
Vessel Monitoring System or VMS means a vessel monitoring system or 
mobile transceiver unit approved by the Office for Law Enforcement for 
use on vessels permitted to access the monument, as required by this 
subpart.
Nothing in this proclamation shall be deemed to revoke any existing 
withdrawal, reservation, or appropriation; however, the national 
monument shall be the dominant reservation.

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Warning is hereby given to all unauthorized persons not to appropriate, 
injure, destroy, or remove any feature of this monument and not to 
locate or settle upon any lands thereof.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of 
June, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8032 of June 26, 2006

Independence Day, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

On July 4, 1776, our Nation's Founders declared ``That these United 
Colonies are, and of Right, ought to be free and Independent States.'' 
This declaration marked a great milestone in the history of human 
freedom. On the 230th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of 
Independence, we pay tribute to the courage and dedication of those who 
created this country, and we celebrate the values of liberty and 
equality that make our country strong.
The patriots of the Revolutionary War acted on the beliefs that ``all 
men are created equal'' and ``that they are endowed by their Creator 
with certain unalienable Rights.'' By advancing these ideals, 
generations of Americans have unleashed the hope of freedom for people 
in every corner of the world.
As we celebrate our independence, Americans can take pride in our 
history and look to the future with confidence. We offer our gratitude 
to all the American patriots, past and present, who have sought to 
advance freedom and lay the foundations of peace. Because of their 
sacrifice, this country remains a beacon of hope for all who dream of 
liberty and a shining example to the world of what a free people can 
achieve. May God continue to bless the United States of 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 July 4, 2006, as 
Independence Day. I call upon the people of the United States to observe 
with all due ceremony our Independence Day as a time to honor our 
Founders and their legacy of freedom and remember with thankfulness the 
sacrifice of our men and women in uniform.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-sixth day of 
June, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8033 of June 30, 2006

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)(2)(A) of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended 
(the ``1974 Act'') (19 U.S.C. 2463(c)(2)(A)), beneficiary developing 
countries, except those designated as least-developed beneficiary 
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countries or beneficiary sub-Saharan African countries as provided in 
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 Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) to eligible 
articles.
2. 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) of the 1974 Act 
during the preceding calendar year.
3. Section 503(c)(2)(F)(i) of the 1974 Act (19 U.S.C. 2463(c)(2)(F)(i)) 
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)).
4. Pursuant to section 503(c)(2)(A) of the 1974 Act, I have determined 
that certain beneficiary developing countries have exported certain 
eligible articles in quantities exceeding the applicable competitive 
need limitation in 2005, and I therefore terminate the duty-free 
treatment for such articles from such beneficiary developing countries.
5. Pursuant to section 503(c)(2)(C) of the 1974 Act, and subject to the 
considerations set forth in sections 501 and 502 of the 1974 Act, I have 
determined to redesignate certain countries 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) of the 1974 Act.
6. 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) of the 1974 Act should be disregarded with respect 
to certain eligible articles from certain beneficiary developing 
countries, as set forth in Annex II to this proclamation.
7. In Proclamation 7758 of March 1, 2004, I determined that Barbados had 
become a ``high income'' country, and terminated the designation of 
Barbados as a beneficiary developing country for purposes of the GSP, 
effective January 1, 2006. I have determined that an additional change 
should be made to general note 4(d) of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of 
the United States (HTS) to reflect that determination.
8. 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, including title V and section 604 of the 
1974 Act, do hereby proclaim:

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(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 should 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 should no 
longer be treated as beneficiary developing countries 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.
(2) In order to designate certain articles as eligible articles for 
purposes of the GSP when imported from any beneficiary developing 
country, the Rates of Duty 1-Special subcolumn for such HTS subheadings 
is modified as provided in section B(1) of Annex I to this proclamation.
(3) In order to provide that one or more countries should not be treated 
as beneficiary developing countries 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 B(2) of 
Annex I to this proclamation.
(4) 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 thirtieth day of 
June, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8034 of June 30, 2006

To Implement the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free 
Trade Agreement With Respect to Guatemala, and For Other Purposes

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

1. On August 5, 2004, the United States entered into the Dominican 
Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (Agreement) 
with Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, 
Honduras, and Nicaragua (Agreement countries). The Agreement was 
approved by the Congress in section 101(a) of the Dominican Republic-
Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act 
(the ``Act'') (Public Law 109-53, 119 Stat. 462) (19 U.S.C. 4001 note).
2. Section 201 of the 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 Article 
3.3 and Annex 3.3 (including the schedule of United States duty 
reductions with respect to originating goods) of the Agreement.
3. Consistent with section 201(a)(2) of the Act, each Agreement country 
is to be removed from the enumeration of designated beneficiary 
developing countries eligible for the benefits of the Generalized System 
of Preferences (GSP) on the date the Agreement enters into force with 
respect to that country.
4. Consistent with section 201(a)(3) of the Act, each Agreement country 
is to be removed from the enumeration of designated beneficiary 
countries under the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA) (19 
U.S.C. 2701 et seq.) on the date the Agreement enters into force with 
respect to that country, subject to the exceptions set out in section 
201(a)(3)(B) of the Act.
5. Consistent with section 213(b)(5)(D) of the CBERA, as amended by the 
United States-Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBTPA) (Public Law 
106-200), each Agreement country is to be removed from the enumeration 
of designated CBTPA beneficiary countries on the date the Agreement 
enters into force with respect to that country.
6. 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 Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States (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 
section 201 of the Act and section 604 of the 1974 Act, and the Act 
having taken effect pursuant to section 107(a), do proclaim that:

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    (1) In order to provide generally for the preferential tariff 
treatment being accorded under the Agreement to Guatemala, to provide 
certain other treatment to originating goods for the purposes of the 
Agreement, to provide tariff-rate quotas with respect to certain goods, 
to reflect the removal of Guatemala from the enumeration of designated 
beneficiary developing countries for purposes of the GSP, to reflect the 
removal of Guatemala from the enumeration of designated beneficiary 
countries for purposes of the CBERA and the CBTPA, to implement 
statistical monitoring relating to tariff provisions that the President 
previously proclaimed to implement the Agreement, and to make technical 
and conforming changes in the general notes to the HTS, the HTS is 
modified as set forth in the Annex of Publication 3861 of the United 
States International Trade Commission, entitled ``Modifications to the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to Implement the 
Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement 
With Respect to Guatemala'' (Publication 3861), which is incorporated by 
reference into this proclamation.
    (2)(a) The amendments to the HTS made by paragraph (1) 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 the Annex to Publication 3861.
    (b) Except as provided in paragraph (2)(a) of this proclamation, 
this proclamation shall be effective with respect to goods entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after July 1, 2006.
    (3) 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 thirtieth day of 
June, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtieth.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8035 of July 12, 2006

Parents' Day, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

As a child's first teachers, mentors, and role models, parents shape the 
character of those who will help to build the future of our Nation. On 
Parents' Day, we pay tribute to the hard work and sacrifice of the 
millions of devoted parents who provide guidance, support, and 
unconditional love to their children.
Mothers and fathers help kindle imaginations, inspire a love of 
learning, nurture the formation of young minds, and give children the 
courage and the drive to realize their dreams. By instilling in children 
the difference between right and wrong, parents guide their children 
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successful adults and responsible citizens who lead lives of purpose. In 
addition, the commitment of parents to the welfare of young people 
strengthens families and communities throughout our great country.
My Administration supports grants and programs to promote healthy 
marriages and responsible fatherhood. The No Child Left Behind Act is 
helping us ensure that every child has the opportunity to learn, and 
recognizes that parental involvement is a vital part of the success of 
schools across America. Federal, State, and local programs, and faith-
based and community groups provide additional resources to help parents 
as they work to raise children of conviction and character.
On this special day, we express our deep gratitude to parents for their 
dedication to a bright and hopeful future for their children. We also 
pray for parents in the military who stand up for America, and we 
resolve that their sacrifice will always be honored by a grateful 
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 and consistent with Public Law 103-362, as 
amended, do hereby proclaim Sunday, July 23, 2006, as Parents' Day. I 
call upon citizens, private organizations, and governmental bodies at 
all levels to engage in activities and educational efforts that 
recognize, support, and honor parents, and I encourage American sons and 
daughters to convey their love, respect, and appreciation to their 
parents.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twelfth day of 
July, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-first.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8036 of July 13, 2006

Captive Nations Week, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

The best hope for peace is the expansion of freedom throughout the 
world. During Captive Nations Week, we reaffirm our commitment to 
advancing liberty, protecting human rights, and helping people realize 
the great promise of democracy.
In proclaiming the first Captive Nations Week in 1959, President Dwight 
Eisenhower said that ``the citizens of the United States are linked by 
bonds of family and principle to those who love freedom and justice on 
every continent.'' Over the past five decades, the force of human 
freedom has overcome hatred and resentment and overthrown tyrants in 
nations around the globe. Freedom is on the march, and today more people 
live in liberty than ever before.
The advance of freedom is the story of our time, and we have witnessed 
remarkable democratic progress in recent years. The people of 
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people of Kyrgyzstan drove a corrupt regime from power and voted for 
democratic change. Ending 16 years of civil war and interim governments, 
the people of Liberia were able to go to the polls, electing Africa's 
first female president. The courageous citizens of Iraq reached yet 
another important milestone in their journey towards democracy by 
forming a national unity government based upon the constitution they 
approved last October. In Lebanon, citizens recovered their independence 
and chose their members of parliament in free elections. That newfound 
independence has come under attack in recent days from terrorists and 
their state sponsors, who see freedom and democracy as a threat. The 
United States and its allies will stand with those in Lebanon who 
continue to struggle for their independence and sovereignty and who 
refuse to give over their country to extremism and terror.
At this critical time in the history of freedom, no nation can evade the 
demands of human dignity. In countries like Iran, North Korea, Belarus, 
Burma, Syria, Zimbabwe, and Cuba, governments must become accountable to 
their citizens and embrace democracy. The desire for freedom is written 
in every human heart, and we can be confident that in this century 
freedom will continue to prevail.
This week is also an opportunity to honor those who have stood against 
oppression and advanced the fundamental right of all to live in liberty. 
The courage and sacrifice of these men and women reflect the fact that 
tyranny can never destroy the desire to be free. Inspired by their 
example, we will carry on their work to help others realize the 
universal gift of liberty and to spread the light of democracy to every 
corner of 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 16 through July 22, 2006, as Captive 
Nations Week. I call upon the people of the United States to reaffirm 
their commitment to all those seeking liberty, justice, and self-
determination.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirteenth day of 
July, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-first.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8037 of July 25, 2006

Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has helped fulfill the promise 
of America for millions of individuals living with disabilities. The 
anniversary of this landmark legislation is an important opportunity to 
celebrate our progress over the last 16 years and the many contributions 
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When President George H. W. Bush signed the ADA into law on July 26, 
1990, he called this legislation a ``dramatic renewal not only for those 
with disabilities but for all of us, because along with the precious 
privilege of being an American comes a sacred duty to ensure that every 
other American's rights are also guaranteed.'' The ADA's far-reaching 
reforms have played a significant role in enhancing the quality of life 
for millions of Americans who must overcome considerable challenges each 
day in order to participate fully in all aspects of American life.
My Administration continues to build on the progress of the ADA through 
the New Freedom Initiative. We have established an online connection to 
the Federal Government's disability-related information and resources at 
DisabilityInfo.gov, and the job training and placement services of the 
``Ticket to Work'' program and One-Stop Career Centers are promoting 
greater employment opportunities. We are also expanding educational 
opportunities for children with disabilities, providing them with the 
tools they need for success in their classrooms, homes, and communities. 
In addition, we are fostering technological advancement and encouraging 
increased distribution of assistive technology to help people with 
disabilities live and work with greater independence. My Administration 
will continue its efforts to remove barriers confronting Americans with 
disabilities and their families so that every individual can realize 
their full potential.
On this anniversary of the ADA, we underscore our commitment to ensuring 
that the fundamental promises of our democracy are accessible to all our 
citizens. As we strive to be a more caring and hopeful society, let us 
continue to show the character of America in our compassion for one 
another.
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, 2006, as a day in 
celebration of the 16th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities 
Act. I call on all Americans to celebrate the many contributions of 
individuals with disabilities as we work towards fulfilling the promise 
of the ADA to give all our citizens the opportunity to live with 
dignity, work productively, and achieve their dreams.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fifth day of 
July, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-first.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8038 of July 27, 2006

50th Anniversary of Our National Motto, ``In God We Trust,'' 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

On the 50th anniversary of our national motto, ``In God We Trust,'' we 
reflect on these words that guide millions of Americans, recognize the 
blessings of the Creator, and offer our thanks for His great gift of 
liberty.
From its earliest days, the United States has been a Nation of faith. 
During the War of 1812, as the morning light revealed that the battle-
torn American flag still flew above Fort McHenry, Francis Scott Key 
penned, ``And this be our motto: `In God is our trust!' '' His poem 
became our National Anthem, reminding generations of Americans to 
``Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.'' On July 
30, 1956, President Dwight Eisenhower signed the law officially 
establishing ``In God We Trust'' as our national motto.
Today, our country stands strong as a beacon of religious freedom. Our 
citizens, whatever their faith or background, worship freely and 
millions answer the universal call to love their neighbor and serve a 
cause greater than self.
As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of our national motto and 
remember with thanksgiving God's mercies throughout our history, we 
recognize a divine plan that stands above all human plans and continue 
to seek His will.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim July 30, 2006, as the 50th Anniversary of 
our National Motto, ``In God We Trust.'' I call upon the people of the 
United States to observe this day with appropriate programs, ceremonies, 
and activities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-seventh day 
of July, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8039 of July 27, 2006

To Implement the United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement, and for 
Other Purposes

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

1. On September 14, 2004, the United States entered into the United 
States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement (USBFTA). The USBFTA was approved by 
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Agreement Implementation Act (the ``USBFTA Implementation Act'') (Public 
Law 109-169, 119 Stat. 3581) (19 U.S.C. 3805 note).
2. Section 105(a) of the USBFTA Implementation 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 19 of the USBFTA.
3. Section 201 of the USBFTA Implementation 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, 2.6, 3.2.8, and 3.2.9, and the 
schedule of reductions with respect to Bahrain set forth in Annex 2-B of 
the USBFTA.
4. Consistent with section 201(a)(2) of the USBFTA Implementation Act, 
Bahrain is to be removed from the enumeration of designated beneficiary 
developing countries eligible for the benefits of the Generalized System 
of Preferences (GSP). Further, consistent with section 604 of the Trade 
Act of 1974 (the ``1974 Act'') (19 U.S.C. 2483), as amended, I have 
determined that other technical and conforming changes to the Harmonized 
Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) are necessary to reflect that 
Bahrain is no longer eligible to receive benefits of the GSP.
5. Section 202 of the USBFTA Implementation Act provides certain rules 
for determining whether a good is an originating good for the purpose of 
implementing preferential tariff treatment under the USBFTA. I have 
decided that it is necessary to include these rules of origin, together 
with particular rules applicable to certain other goods, in the HTS.
6. Section 204 of the USBFTA Implementation Act authorizes the President 
to take certain enforcement actions relating to trade with Bahrain in 
textile and apparel goods.
7. Sections 321-328 of the USBFTA Implementation 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.
8. Executive Order 11651 of March 3, 1972, as amended, establishes the 
Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements (CITA) to 
supervise the implementation of textile trade agreements.
9. Presidential Proclamation 7747 of December 30, 2003, implemented the 
United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (the ``USSFTA'') with 
respect to the United States and, pursuant to the United States-
Singapore Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (the ``USSFTA 
Implementation Act'') (Public Law 108-78, 117 Stat. 948) (19 U.S.C. 3805 
note), incorporated in the HTS the tariff modifications and rules of 
origin necessary or appropriate to carry out the USSFTA.
10. Section 202 of the USSFTA Implementation Act provides rules for 
determining whether goods imported into the United States originate in 
the territory of a USSFTA party and thus are eligible for the tariff and 
other treatment contemplated under the USSFTA. Section 202(o) of the 
USSFTA Implementation Act authorizes the President to proclaim, as a 
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HTS, the rules of origin set out in the USSFTA and to proclaim 
modifications to such previously proclaimed rules of origin, subject to 
the consultation and layover requirements of section 103(a) of the 
USSFTA Implementation Act.
11. The United States and Singapore have agreed to modifications to 
certain USSFTA rules of origin. Modifications to the USSFTA rules of 
origin set out in Proclamation 7747 are therefore necessary.
12. Section 604 of the 1974 Act, 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, 
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 
section 604 of the 1974 Act; sections 105(a), 201, 202, 204, and 321-328 
of the USBFTA Implementation Act; section 202 of the USSFTA 
Implementation Act; and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, do 
hereby proclaim:
(1) In order to provide generally for the preferential tariff treatment 
being accorded under the USBFTA, 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 USBFTA, to 
provide certain other treatment to originating goods for the purposes of 
the USBFTA, to provide tariff-rate quotas with respect to certain 
originating goods, to reflect Bahrain's removal from the enumeration of 
designated beneficiary developing countries for purposes of the GSP, and 
to make technical and conforming changes in the general notes to the 
HTS, the HTS is modified as set forth in Annex I of Publication 3830 of 
the United States International Trade Commission, entitled, 
Modifications to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States to 
Implement the United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement (Publication 
3830), which is incorporated by reference into this proclamation.
(2) In order to implement the initial stage of duty elimination provided 
for in the USBFTA and to provide for future staged reductions in duties 
for products of Bahrain for purposes of the USBFTA, the HTS is modified 
as provided in Annex II of Publication 3830, 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 my authority 
under section 105(a) of the USBFTA Implementation Act to establish or 
designate an office within the Department of Commerce to carry out the 
functions set forth in that section.
(4) 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 3830.
(5) The CITA is authorized to exercise my authority under section 204 of 
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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 my authority under subtitle B of 
title III of the USBFTA Implementation Act to review requests, 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 a Bahraini 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.
(7) In order to modify the rules of origin under the USSFTA, general 
note 25 to the HTS is modified as provided in Annex I to this 
proclamation.
(8) The modifications made by Annex I to this proclamation shall be 
effective with respect to goods of Singapore that are entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after August 1, 2006.
(9) In order to make technical corrections to the HTS, the HTS is 
modified as provided in Annex II to this proclamation.
(10) The modifications made by Annex II to this proclamation shall be 
effective with respect to articles entered, or withdrawn for 
consumption, on or after the dates provided in that Annex.
(11) 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 twenty-seventh day 
of July, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8040 of August 21, 2006

Women's Equality Day, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

The ratification of our Constitution's 19th Amendment on August 26, 
1920, marked a turning point for America as women were guaranteed the 
right to vote. On Women's Equality Day, we celebrate this milestone and 
pay tribute to the inspiring individuals who stepped forward and asked 
our Nation to live up to its founding principle of equality for all.
The struggle for women's rights is a story of strong women joining 
together to break down the barriers to equality. With courage and 
determination, Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, 
and other suffragists inspired generations of women and helped change 
the path of our Nation's history. The Seneca Falls Convention of 1848 
sparked a mass movement for women's voting rights that gained support 
from women of all ages and backgrounds. In 1890, Wyoming became the 
first State whose constitution allowed women to vote, and by 1918, women 
could vote in 14 additional States. Two years later, women secured 
nationwide suffrage with the passage of the 19th Amendment. By demanding 
participation in the democratic process, these visionaries helped spread 
freedom, justice, and hope for generations to come.
Women today are continuing the suffragists' legacy of leadership and 
strength. They are shaping the future through their contributions to all 
aspects of American life, including science, law, business, education, 
athletics, and the arts. They are serving our Nation with honor and 
distinction in our Armed Forces. American women have served as examples 
for women in other countries in their efforts to increase their 
participation in civic and political life. Our Nation remains committed 
to advancing the equality of women in the world's newest democracies and 
fighting threats to women around the globe.
The courage of American suffragists made our Nation a stronger and more 
hopeful place, and we will continue to build an America where the 
dignity of every person is respected and where opportunity is within 
reach of all our citizens. On Women's Equality Day, we honor the 
contributions and accomplishments of women throughout our history, and 
we pay tribute to all those who helped bring equality to women 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 August 26, 2006, as 
Women's Equality Day. I call upon the people of the United States to 
celebrate the achievements of women and observe this day with 
appropriate programs and activities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-first day of 
August, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8041 of August 22, 2006

Minority Enterprise Development Week, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

During Minority Enterprise Development Week, we celebrate the 
outstanding progress made by minority business owners, recognize their 
important contributions to our Nation's vibrant economy, and emphasize 
our commitment to helping them succeed.
Throughout our country, minority entrepreneurs strengthen our economic 
growth and keep our Nation moving forward. As Ronald Reagan said, 
entrepreneurs are the ``explorers of the modern era,'' and minority 
business owners help expand opportunities for their communities and 
their fellow citizens. A free society in which people have the 
opportunity to pursue their goals, no matter who they are or where they 
are from, is a stronger and more just society.
Over the past 3 years, our economy has grown by nearly $1.3 trillion, 
and minority businesses have contributed to that growth. Since 2001, my 
Administration has worked with the Congress to deliver the largest tax 
relief in two decades, leaving more money for minority business owners 
to reinvest. We are also undertaking initiatives to widen the ownership 
of businesses. With these resources, minority enterprises are hiring 
more employees, improving their communities, and helping fuel our 
country's economic resurgence.
Minority businesses throughout our Nation remain strong, and our country 
benefits from the positive impact they have on our economy. Minority 
business owners represent the hopeful spirit of America, and all across 
this land, Americans continue to achieve their dreams and build better 
futures for themselves and their families. During Minority Enterprise 
Development Week, we underscore our commitment to helping entrepreneurs 
realize the promise of our great 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 August 27 through 
September 2, 2006, as Minority Enterprise Development Week. I call upon 
all Americans to celebrate this week with appropriate programs, 
ceremonies, and activities to recognize the many contributions of our 
Nation's minority enterprises.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-second day 
of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8042 of August 25, 2006

National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Alcohol and drug abuse disrupts families, threatens the safety of our 
neighborhoods, and ruins the lives of countless men, women, and youth. 
During National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, we recognize 
the damaging effects of substance abuse and renew our support for 
individuals battling to overcome addiction. The theme for 2006, ``Join 
the Voices for Recovery: Build a Stronger, Healthier Community,'' urges 
all Americans to help prevent alcohol and drug abuse and to promote 
treatment and recovery options.
While drug use among youth is down since 2001, we must continue our 
efforts to help our next generation avoid substance abuse. This work 
begins with understanding that youth are less likely to engage in risky 
behaviors when they are connected to strong families and communities. To 
assist our children in learning to make healthy choices, the Helping 
America's Youth initiative, led by First Lady Laura Bush, is encouraging 
local partnerships that empower families, schools, and communities to 
help our young people reach their full potential.
In order to effectively battle alcohol and drug addiction, we must 
ensure that Americans in need can readily access services and programs. 
Over the past 3 years, my Administration has provided nearly $300 
million for the Access to Recovery program so that individuals who 
desire treatment have the ability to seek the form of treatment most 
suitable for their needs, including assistance from faith-based and 
community providers. My fiscal year 2007 budget proposes to build upon 
the success of this initiative by providing $98 million to further 
expand individual choice.
My Administration is also committed to protecting our citizens and our 
young people from the scourge of methamphetamine. This substance is 
highly addictive and is a continuing and devastating threat in too many 
communities across our Nation. While the number of teens who have ever 
tried this deadly drug has decreased since 2001, we remain focused on 
keeping methamphetamine from reaching more Americans. Through the Access 
to Recovery program, $25 million will be targeted in fiscal year 2007 to 
help individuals recover from methamphetamine abuse. Additionally, 
earlier this year I signed into law the USA PATRIOT Improvement and 
Reauthorization Act of 2005, which increases penalties for smuggling and 
selling methamphetamine and introduces commonsense safeguards to make 
many of the ingredients used in manufacturing it harder to obtain and 
easier to track.
These efforts are helping in the fight against substance abuse in 
America, yet government action is not the only answer. We are making 
progress because there are millions of our fellow citizens answering the 
universal call to love a neighbor. To find out how to join the armies of 
compassion and be a part of building a stronger, healthier community, 
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should visit recoverymonth.gov and usafreedomcorps.gov. By working 
together, we can make a difference in the life of someone in need and 
help fulfill the promise of a more hopeful tomorrow for generations to 
come.
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 2006 as National 
Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. I call upon the people of the 
United States to observe this month with appropriate programs and 
activities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fifth day of 
August, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8043 of August 25, 2006

National Day of Remembrance of Hurricane Katrina, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

One year ago, a vast coastline of towns and communities was virtually 
destroyed; one of America's great cities was submerged; and many lives 
were lost in one of the worst natural disasters in our Nation's history. 
On this National Day of Remembrance of Hurricane Katrina, we honor those 
who did not survive the fury of the storm and those who continue to put 
their lives back together in its aftermath. We also remember the heroism 
of ordinary citizens who touched our hearts with their bravery and 
compassion and moved our whole Nation to action.
Hurricane Katrina brought many days of struggle and sorrow; yet, we also 
witnessed extraordinary acts of courage and kindness. Rescue workers, 
other first responders, and concerned citizens from around the country 
risked their lives to save others and performed heroically under the 
most difficult of circumstances. Many were victims themselves, acting on 
a sense of duty greater than their own suffering. Men, women, and 
children across America rallied to help their neighbors in desperate 
need, providing food, water, shelter, and hope to the victims of 
Hurricane Katrina. Those days tested our Nation, and they revealed a 
resilience more powerful than any storm.
Millions of lives were changed in a day by that cruel and destructive 
storm. America accepted the challenge to restore broken communities and 
disrupted lives not as a burden, but as our responsibility to help our 
fellow citizens. Victims and volunteers continue to demonstrate a spirit 
that cannot be broken--a core of strength that survives all hurt, a 
faith in God that no storm can take away, and an unyielding 
determination to clear the wreckage and build anew.
In the past year, Federal, State, and local governments have worked to 
enhance our Nation's ability to prepare for and respond to natural 
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The Federal Government has conducted an extensive review of preparedness 
and response efforts, and actions are being taken at every level to 
improve communications and coordination and strengthen emergency 
response capabilities. The American people can know that our government 
is working hard to be prepared to protect life and property should we 
face another such challenge.
In the life of our Nation, we have often been reminded that nature is an 
awesome force, and that all life is fragile. However, Americans have 
always summoned the will and compassion to persevere and rebuild. Guided 
by our enduring American spirit, we know that a bright new dawn will 
rise over the great city of New Orleans, and the entire Gulf Coast 
region will reemerge stronger and more vibrant than ever.
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 29, 2006, as a 
National Day of Remembrance of Hurricane Katrina. I call upon State and 
local governments, places of worship, and all Americans to mark this day 
with services and appropriate observances. I also encourage all 
Americans to remember and support the continued effort to rebuild our 
Nation's great Gulf Coast.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-fifth day of 
August, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8044 of August 29, 2006

National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month provides an opportunity to raise 
awareness of risk factors, prevention, and treatment of this deadly 
disease. Our Nation is committed to fighting ovarian cancer, finding its 
cure, and providing hope and healing to those who are affected by it.
While ovarian cancer remains one of the leading causes of cancer-related 
death among women in our country, scientists have made significant 
progress in understanding the factors associated with it. Women of all 
ages can develop this cancer, but studies have shown risk increases with 
age. Other factors associated with ovarian cancer include family 
history, obesity, use of fertility drugs, and a prior occurrence of 
certain cancers. Because the chances of surviving ovarian cancer are 
higher when it is diagnosed and treated in its early stages, women 
should talk to their doctors about risk factors and screenings for this 
disease.
America leads the world in medical research, and we are committed to 
continuing progress in research for prevention, better treatments, and a 
cure for ovarian cancer. This year, the National Institutes of Health 
will invest an estimated $106 million in ovarian cancer research, and 
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Cancer Institute is sponsoring clinical trials to explore new ways to 
improve ovarian cancer treatment. The Department of Defense will also 
dedicate an estimated $10 million for its Ovarian Cancer Research 
Program, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will 
invest an estimated $5 million to ovarian cancer research. The CDC is 
additionally partnering with private organizations to sponsor ovarian 
cancer survivor courses for patients, as well as their friends and loved 
ones, following successful cancer treatment.
During National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, we honor the victims and 
survivors of this disease for their courage, hope, and perseverance, and 
we thank the families and friends who provide these individuals with 
comfort and care. Our Nation is grateful to medical professionals, 
researchers, and all those whose tireless efforts are making a positive 
difference in the lives of countless women in our country. By working 
together, we can continue to fight ovarian cancer and help more of our 
citizens defeat this devastating disease.
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 2006 as National 
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. I call upon government officials, 
businesses, communities, health care professionals, educators, 
volunteers, and the people of the United States to continue our Nation's 
strong commitment to preventing and treating ovarian cancer.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-ninth day of 
August, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8045 of August 29, 2006

National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

The United States continues to move forward in its fight against cancer, 
yet an estimated 27,000 American sons, fathers, brothers, and husbands 
will be lost to prostate cancer this year. As we observe National 
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we underscore our commitment to 
defeating prostate cancer by raising awareness about its risk factors, 
promoting the importance of early detection and treatment, and advancing 
our understanding of the disease and how to stop it.
Medical research has shown that there are steps men can take to reduce 
their chance of developing prostate cancer. For many men, regular 
exercise and healthy eating habits may decrease the likelihood of 
developing this deadly disease. Men over the age of 50, African-American 
men, and men with family medical histories that include prostate cancer 
face the greatest risk--and they can realize the greatest benefits from 
early detection, when treatment is most effective. All men should 
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cancer with their physicians, determine the best screening and early-
detection options, and adopt healthy lifestyles. Young men are also 
encouraged to find out whether a family member has ever been diagnosed 
with prostate cancer and to seek medical advice at an earlier age if a 
medical history exists.
The progress we have made in the battle against prostate cancer is 
remarkable, yet more work remains. America leads the world in cutting-
edge medical research, and the Federal Government will continue to do 
its part to support work that will lead to better diagnostic tools and 
innovative treatments for prostate cancer. By providing substantial 
funding for programs at the National Institutes of Health, National 
Cancer Institute, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and 
Department of Defense, my Administration aims to improve our ability to 
prevent, detect, treat, and ultimately cure prostate cancer.
During National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, America honors the 
victims and survivors of prostate cancer and applauds the family members 
and friends who provide love and encouragement. We also commend the 
medical professionals and researchers who are working to administer 
care, improve treatments, and find cures. Prostate cancer can be 
defeated, and we will continue this fight until the day when the battle 
to beat prostate cancer has been won.
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 2006 as National 
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. I call upon government officials, 
businesses, communities, health care professionals, educators, and the 
people of the United States to reaffirm our Nation's strong and ongoing 
campaign against prostate cancer.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-ninth day of 
August in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the Independence 
of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-first.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8046 of September 5, 2006

National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

This year, we mark the fifth anniversary of the brutal and ruthless 
terrorist attacks carried out against our Nation on September 11, 2001. 
We will always remember the thousands of lives lost, and the innocent 
men, women, and children forever changed by those acts of evil. During 
these National Days of Prayer and Remembrance, we honor the heroism of 
the police officers, firefighters, rescue personnel, members of the 
military, and private citizens who responded selflessly in the face of 
terror. We also honor the courage and spirit of the mothers and fathers, 
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and sisters, and husbands and wives who continue to grieve for their 
irreplaceable loss.
As we pray for the families of the victims and reflect upon that 
defining moment in our history, we are inspired by the knowledge that 
from the pain and sorrow of that September morning rose a Nation united 
by our love for freedom. We remember that we are a people determined to 
defend our way of life and to care for our neighbors in need. The scenes 
of distress and devastation we witnessed in the heart of New York City, 
at the Pentagon, and in Pennsylvania were overcome by sacrifice, 
bravery, and compassion. We resolved to answer history's call to bring 
justice to our enemies and to ensure the survival and success of 
liberty. Since that day, we have confronted a murderous ideology by 
taking the fight to our adversaries and by spreading the universal hope 
of freedom to millions around the world.
We are grateful for the service and sacrifice of the men and women of 
our Armed Forces who are advancing liberty and protecting our country, 
and we pray for their safety. We ask that God continue to comfort the 
families of those who have lost their lives or who have been injured 
while defending our freedom. We will succeed in this struggle against 
evil, and the legacy of peace we leave behind will be the greatest 
memorial to the victims of September 11, 2001, and all those who have 
paid the ultimate price while wearing our Nation's uniform.
On these Days of Prayer and Remembrance, we mourn with those who still 
mourn, and find comfort through faith. We give thanks to the Almighty 
for our liberty, and we pray for His blessing on all those who were lost 
and for strength in the work ahead. May God continue to watch over the 
United States of America, and may His will guide us in the days to come.
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 8, 
through Sunday, September 10, 2006, as National Days of Prayer and 
Remembrance. I ask that the people of the United States and their places 
of worship mark these National Days of Prayer and Remembrance with 
memorial services, the ringing of bells, and evening candlelight 
remembrance vigils. I also 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 fifth day of 
September, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8047 of September 7, 2006

Patriot Day, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

On the fifth anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001, we recall 
the fire and horror at the twin towers of the World Trade Center, the 
Pentagon, and a Pennsylvania field. America will always remember the 
thousands of innocent lives taken by the enemies of freedom that 
morning.
In the face of these unspeakable attacks, we were reminded that the 
great strength of America is found in the hearts and souls of our 
citizens. We witnessed firefighters, police officers, other public 
safety officials, and ordinary Americans demonstrate extraordinary 
courage, risking their lives to save innocent victims. We saw our 
country united in compassion as Americans came together to provide 
relief and bring hope to others.
Today, America is fighting a war that is testing our Nation's resolve. 
We are once again answering history's call with confidence, and we know 
that freedom will prevail. Our brave men and women in uniform have 
stepped forward to fight our enemies abroad so that we do not have to 
face them here at home, and we are grateful for the courageous 
individuals bringing terrorists to justice around the world.
We are also confronting the extremists in the great ideological struggle 
of the 21st century. September the 11th made clear that, in the long 
run, the only way to secure our Nation is to advance liberty and 
democracy as the great alternatives to repression and radicalism. By 
working together with our friends and allies, we are helping spread the 
blessings of freedom and laying the foundations of peace for generations 
to come.
The events of September 11, 2001, will always be a defining moment in 
our history. We hold the victims and their families in our hearts, and 
we lift them up in our prayers.
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, 2006, 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 also call 
upon the people of the United States to observe Patriot Day with 
appropriate ceremonies, activities, and 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 Americans and people from around the world 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 seventh day of 
September, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8048 of September 8, 2006

National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Education is the cornerstone of a prosperous and hopeful Nation. By 
providing a quality education, Historically Black Colleges and 
Universities (HBCUs) help students achieve their dreams and realize the 
promise of America. During National Historically Black Colleges and 
Universities Week, we recognize the significant contributions of HBCUs 
and underscore our commitment to helping these distinguished 
institutions in the pursuit of educational excellence.
Our Nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities are places of 
higher learning and achievement that prepare new generations of 
Americans to become responsible leaders in their communities and around 
the world. HBCUs enable students to gain the skills necessary to compete 
for the jobs of the 21st century.
My Administration is dedicated to ensuring the continued success of 
HBCUs and securing the constitutional guarantees of liberty and equality 
to all Americans. The President's Board of Advisors on Historically 
Black Colleges and Universities has worked to help these institutions 
benefit from Federal programs, obtain private-sector support for their 
endowments, and build partnerships to strengthen faculty development and 
cooperative research. In addition, the HBCU Capital Financing Program 
provides HBCUs with access to funds for the repair, renovation, and 
construction of educational resources and facilities.
During National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week, we 
celebrate the enduring importance of HBCUs, and resolve to continue to 
support their critical mission.
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 10 through 
September 16, 2006, 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 programs, ceremonies, and activities in recognition of the 
vital contributions of HBCUs.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighth day of 
September, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8049 of September 14, 2006

National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Americans are a diverse people, yet we are bound by common principles 
that teach us what it means to be American citizens. During National 
Hispanic Heritage Month, we recognize the many contributions of Hispanic 
Americans to our country.
Through hard work, faith in God, and a deep love of family, Hispanic 
Americans have pursued their dreams and contributed to the strength and 
vitality of our Nation. They have enriched the American experience and 
excelled in business, law, politics, education, community service, the 
arts, science, and many other fields. Hispanic entrepreneurs are also 
helping build a better, more hopeful future for all by creating jobs 
across our country. The number of Hispanic-owned businesses is growing 
at three times the national rate, and increasing numbers of Hispanic 
Americans own their own homes. We continue to benefit from a rich 
Hispanic culture and we are a stronger country because of the talent and 
creativity of the many Hispanic Americans who have shaped our society.
Throughout our history, Hispanic Americans have also shown their 
devotion to our country in their military service. Citizens of Hispanic 
descent have fought in every war since our founding and have taken their 
rightful place as heroes in our Nation's history. Today, Americans of 
Hispanic descent are serving in our Armed Forces with courage and honor, 
and their efforts are helping make America more secure and bringing 
freedom to people around the world.
As we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, we applaud the 
accomplishments of Hispanic Americans and recognize the contributions 
they make to our great land. 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, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 15 through 
October 15, 2006, 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 fourteenth day of 
September, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8050 of September 14, 2006

Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, Constitution Week, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Americans are united by the principles embodied in the United States 
Constitution. On Constitution Day and Citizenship Day and during 
Constitution Week, we celebrate the establishment of the United States 
Constitution and honor the Framers of this groundbreaking document.
In 1787, the Framers of the Constitution met in Philadelphia and drafted 
a document that continues to be the foundation of our Nation's identity. 
The Constitution established the enduring governmental framework in 
which our free society has flourished for more than two centuries, and 
it is a testament to the wisdom and foresight of our Founders.
America is grateful to those who have worked to defend the Constitution 
and promote its ideals. During this observance, we also recognize the 
profound impact our Constitution has on the everyday lives of our 
citizens, and we call upon all Americans to help uphold its values of a 
free and just society.
In celebration 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 ``Constitution Day 
and 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, 2006, as Constitution Day and 
Citizenship Day, and September 17 through September 23, 2006, 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 responsibilities as citizens of our great 
Nation.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fourteenth day of 
September, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8051 of September 14, 2006

National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

As a Nation, we look to our service men and women as examples of courage 
and sacrifice. When our country and the world have needed brave 
Americans to advance the cause of freedom, our men and women in uniform 
have proudly stepped forward and selflessly endured hardships to defend 
liberty. We are grateful to all who have served, and on National POW/MIA 
Recognition Day, we give special honor to the extraordinary patriots who 
have been prisoners of war and to those who are still missing in action. 
We take inspiration from their valor and loyalty and will not rest until 
we have accounted for them all.
On National POW/MIA Recognition Day, the National League of Families 
POW/MIA flag is flown over the White House, the Capitol, the Departments 
of State, Defense, and Veterans Affairs, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 
Korean War Veterans Memorial, World War II Memorial, U.S. military 
installations, national cemeteries, and other locations across our 
country. The POW/MIA flag is a symbol of our Nation's resolve never to 
forget the service and great sacrifice of the heroes who have carried 
out liberty's urgent and noble mission, even at the cost of their own 
freedom. On this day, we express our deep appreciation to each of our 
Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines and our enduring commitment to 
achieve the fullest possible accounting for all of our men and women in 
uniform who have been prisoners of war or are missing in action.
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 15, 2006, 
as National POW/MIA Recognition Day. I call upon the people of the 
United States to join me in paying solemn tribute to all former American 
prisoners of war 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 six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8052 of September 15, 2006

National Farm Safety and Health Week, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Generations of farmers and ranchers have strengthened our Nation and 
enriched our communities by providing us with food, raw materials, and 
energy. National Farm Safety and Health Week is an opportunity to 
celebrate their contributions to America and raise awareness about 
potential hazards these workers and their families face. This year's 
theme, ``Prepare to Prevent,'' underscores the importance of injury 
prevention, preparedness, and safety on farms and ranches.
Farming and ranching are challenging occupations. Agricultural workers 
often work long hours and are exposed to many dangers associated with 
heavy machinery, tools, livestock, chemicals, and extreme weather 
conditions. By identifying hazards and taking preventive measures, 
farmers and ranchers can create a safer environment for themselves and 
their employees. Wearing protective gear can help prevent injuries, and 
farm machinery can be equipped with safety devices to decrease 
accidents. Agricultural workers can also take steps to make their 
workplace safer by training family members and staff in first aid and 
other emergency response techniques.
Our country depends on farmers and ranchers to help provide an abundant 
and safe food supply for our citizens and for the world, and we are 
grateful to them for their significant contributions to the economic 
prosperity of our great Nation. By raising awareness about injury 
prevention and safety in the workplace, farmers and ranchers can protect 
their employees, families, and themselves, and continue their good work 
to help America stay productive 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 
the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim September 17 through 
September 23, 2006, as National Farm Safety and Health Week. I call upon 
the agencies, organizations, and businesses that serve America's 
agricultural workers to continue 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 prosperity 
and strength.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of 
September, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8053 of September 15, 2006

Literacy Day, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

The ability to read is the gateway to educational excellence and a key 
to success in any democratic society. On Literacy Day, we recognize the 
vital importance of literacy to our Nation and affirm our commitment to 
helping improve the lives of the men, women, and children in America and 
around the world who cannot read.
Our society has a responsibility to ensure individuals have the 
educational opportunities to learn to read. Literacy is a basic 
requirement for healthy societies and enables people to better care for 
themselves and their families. Reading also encourages participation in 
the democratic process and helps people reach their full potential 
through self-reliance and independence.
 My Administration is committed to helping children and adults gain the 
reading skills they need to succeed in life. Through No Child Left 
Behind programs such as Reading First, Early Reading First, and Striving 
Readers, we are challenging the soft bigotry of low expectations and 
helping to provide students with the foundation to achieve their dreams. 
Reading also helps adults to be better consumers, and wider literacy 
increases economic participation, which helps to create more stable and 
vibrant economies. The White House Conference on Global Literacy, led by 
First Lady Laura Bush, is working to promote literacy for individuals of 
all ages and help give people around the world the skills necessary for 
success. By increasing literacy, we can help change lives and equip all 
people with the knowledge and tools to excel in the 21st century.
On Literacy Day, we recognize the great value of reading and encourage 
individuals around the world to take an active role in promoting 
literacy. Together, we can build a stronger society and a bright future 
for people everywhere.
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 18, 2006, as 
Literacy Day. I call upon the people of the United States to observe 
this day with programs and activities that advance literacy for 
Americans and all the people of the world. By donating books to local 
libraries, volunteering to tutor, supporting international literacy 
programs, and fostering a learning environment in the home, citizens 
across this great Nation can make a difference and help their fellow 
Americans and people throughout the world enjoy the benefits of 
literacy.
 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of 
September, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8054 of September 20, 2006

Gold Star Mother's Day, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Since America's founding, every generation has produced patriots willing 
to sacrifice for our great Nation. Many of these proud sons and 
daughters have given everything for our freedom, and America has mourned 
the loss of every life. On Gold Star Mother's Day, we pay special 
tribute to the mothers of those lost while defending our country and 
extending the blessings of liberty to others.
Gold Star Mothers have long borne the hardships of war with dignity and 
devotion. Through heartbreaking loss and unimaginable grief, they 
continue to support each other through difficult times, stand up for 
those wearing the uniform of the United States, and serve their 
communities in the best traditions of the American spirit. Their 
strength, compassion, and determination are an inspiration to all and a 
source of great pride for our Nation.
America lives in freedom because of the sacrifices of America's finest 
citizens and of the mothers who raised them. In the words of President 
Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1944, ``There is nothing adequate which anyone 
in any place can say to those who are entitled to display the gold star 
in their windows.'' Each year, this observance is an opportunity to 
offer our solemn respect to Gold Star Mothers and renew our ongoing 
pledge that America will always remember those who died while wearing 
the uniform of the United States and forever honor their families' 
sacrifice.
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 its observance. On this day, we express our deep 
gratitude to our Nation's Gold Star Mothers, and we ask God's blessings 
on them and on their families.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim Sunday, September 24, 2006, 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 ceremonies as a public expression of our Nation's sympathy 
and respect for our Gold Star Mothers.
 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twentieth day of 
September, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8055 of September 21, 2006

National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

In times of war or crisis, the citizen-soldiers of our National Guard 
and Reserve are ready and willing to answer the call of duty. During 
National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week, we express our 
deep gratitude to these brave men and women and to the employers who 
support them and enable them to serve.
Members of the National Guard and Reserve put on the uniform of the 
United States when our country needs them most. In the war on terror, 
thousands of these civilians from all walks of life have been called 
away from their jobs and families and mobilized for duty around the 
world. They are performing many different missions, but all are working 
to deliver the blessings of freedom to people who have not known 
liberty.
Here at home, the National Guard is working to protect our borders, and 
National Guard personnel and Reservists help rebuild communities and 
bring comfort, security, and healing to individuals in the aftermath of 
hurricanes and other natural disasters. The dedicated service of our 
National Guard and Reserve personnel is vital to the security of our 
Nation, and these patriots are an inspiration and source of pride to all 
Americans.
We also appreciate the commitment of the civilian employers of these 
courageous men and women. By providing time off, pay, health care 
benefits, and job security, these employers help members of the National 
Guard and Reserve and their families serve our country and prepare for 
their return to civilian life. In offices, schools, factories, and small 
businesses across America, employers operate without some of their most 
talented people, and America appreciates their support and the support 
they provide to their employees in our National Guard and Reserve.
National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week is an important 
opportunity to express our country's debt of gratitude to the men and 
women of the National Guard and Reserve and to all the employers who 
stand behind these dedicated individuals.
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 24 through 
September 30, 2006, as National Employer Support of the Guard and 
Reserve Week. I encourage all Americans to join me in expressing our 
thanks to members of our National Guard and Reserve and their civilian 
employers for their patriotic sacrifice 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 
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-first day of 
September, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8056 of September 22, 2006

Family Day, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Families instill values, shape character, and are the foundation of a 
hopeful society. On Family Day, we celebrate the rich traditions of 
family life and emphasize the importance of stable and loving 
relationships between children and parents.
Families are a source of inspiration and strength, and they provide hope 
and solace in the face of adversity. Children especially benefit from 
the bonds of family. During critical times in children's lives, family 
members encourage them to aim high and achieve their dreams, herald 
their successes, and promote positive behavior. Through their guidance 
and support, family members prepare young people for the challenges and 
opportunities ahead.
Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other caregivers are the first 
line of defense in helping young people avoid the dangers and 
temptations they face each day. By being attentive to children's 
activities and choices, families can help young people grow into 
successful adults.
My Administration remains committed to strengthening American families. 
We are working to protect the institution of marriage, promote 
responsible fatherhood, encourage parents to be involved in the 
education of their children, and provide every child with the 
opportunity to learn. By helping America's families thrive, we can build 
a brighter future for our country and give our young people the 
foundation they need to make good choices and build lives of 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 September 25, 2006, as 
Family Day. I call on the people of the United States to observe this 
day by reflecting on the blessings of family and participating in family 
activities that strengthen relationships between children and parents.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-second day 
of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8057 of September 28, 2006

Child Health Day, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

America's young people enjoy a future of hope and promise, and we must 
be committed to supporting them through each opportunity and challenge 
they face ahead. Each year on Child Health Day, we emphasize the 
importance of keeping our children safe, encouraging them to practice 
healthy habits, and educating and empowering them to avoid risky 
behavior.
Parents are children's first teachers, and they play a crucial role in 
promoting good health and helping young people grow into responsible, 
moral, and productive adults. Violence, illegal drugs, alcohol, smoking, 
and early sexual activity are some of the top causes of disease and 
early death among our youth. By being vigilant and talking with their 
children about the issues they face, parents can teach children to make 
the right decisions when they are challenged by peer pressure or tempted 
to participate in dangerous activities.
My Administration recognizes the importance of investing in the health 
and well-being of our young people, and we remain committed to helping 
our children build healthy and successful lives. Through the Helping 
America's Youth Initiative, led by First Lady Laura Bush, we are 
encouraging children to make good choices, educating parents and 
communities on the importance of positive youth development, and 
supporting organizations that are dedicated to the success of America's 
children.
Every day, parents strive to raise their children to be strong and 
successful adults. By working together, families, teachers, mentors, and 
government and community leaders can help ensure young people enjoy the 
opportunity to have long and healthy lives.
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 2, 2006, as Child Health 
Day. I call upon families, schools, child health professionals, faith-
based and community organizations, and State and local governments to 
reach out to our Nation's young people, encourage them to avoid 
dangerous behavior, and help make the right choices to achieve their 
dreams.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-eighth day 
of September, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8058 of September 29, 2006

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Domestic violence has no place in our society, and we have a moral 
obligation to help prevent it. The terrible tragedies that result from 
it destroy lives and insult the dignity of women, men, and children. 
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month is an opportunity to 
underscore our commitment to bringing an end to violence in the home.
A home should be a place of stability, comfort, and love. Domestic 
violence shatters this important foundation. My Administration is 
strongly committed to addressing domestic violence and helping those who 
have been victimized. In January, I was proud to sign legislation 
reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act. Since I announced the 
Family Justice Center Initiative in 2003, we have opened 11 Family 
Justice Centers across the country. These centers offer services to 
victims and their families, including legal advice, counseling, and 
support. In addition, we are continuing to work with faith-based and 
community organizations to provide training, expertise, and funding to 
help deliver hope and healing to those who need it most.
During National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and throughout the 
year, we are grateful for the advocates, counselors, and others who 
provide care to those affected by these acts of cruelty and for the law 
enforcement personnel and others who work to bring offenders to justice. 
We extend our compassion to the victims of domestic violence and urge 
them to seek assistance through local Family Justice Centers, faith-
based and community organizations, and the National Domestic Violence 
Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE. By working together, we can build an America 
where every home honors the value and dignity of its loved ones.
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 2006 as National 
Domestic Violence Awareness Month. I urge all Americans to reach out to 
victims and help end domestic violence.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-ninth day of 
September, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8059 of October 3, 2006

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

During National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we underscore our 
commitment to advancing the fight against breast cancer and bringing 
hope to those affected by this deadly disease.
Breast cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer deaths among 
American women, and both men and women should be aware that age, 
obesity, genetics, and family history are factors that can contribute to 
the risk of developing this disease. Individuals may help reduce their 
personal risk of breast cancer through regular exercise and healthy 
lifestyle choices. Also, regular self-exams, clinical breast exams, and 
mammograms are vital since treatments are most effective when breast 
cancer is detected early.
Our Nation is making advances in the detection and treatment of breast 
cancer, and my Administration is committed to continuing this progress. 
In fiscal year 2007, the Department of Health and Human Services will 
spend nearly $844 million on breast cancer research and prevention 
activities. In addition, the Federal Government is promoting breast 
cancer screening services for low-income and uninsured women through 
outreach activities and educational materials.
Throughout our Nation, compassionate citizens provide love and 
encouragement to individuals living with breast cancer and their loved 
ones. Survivors of this disease show the world that life after breast 
cancer can be a reality, and we must continue to support these 
individuals and their families. Through medical advances, preventative 
programs, and quality health care, we can continue to make significant 
strides in the fight against this devastating disease and provide a 
brighter future for many Americans.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States, by 
virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the 
United States, do hereby proclaim October 2006 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 preventing and treating breast cancer and to finding a 
cure for this disease.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this third day of 
October, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8060 of October 3, 2006

National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

During National Disability Employment Awareness Month, we pay tribute to 
the accomplishments of the men and women with disabilities whose work 
helps keep America's economy strong, and we underscore our commitment to 
ensuring equal employment opportunity for all of our citizens.
Our country has made great progress to ensure that opportunities are 
accessible to everyone who is willing and able to work. Access to jobs 
was significantly expanded in 1990 when President George H. W. Bush 
signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law. This 
important legislation has served as a foundation for strengthening our 
Nation's workforce and advancing innovation and American leadership in a 
global marketplace.
In 2001, my Administration announced the New Freedom Initiative to build 
on the progress of the ADA and more fully integrate men and women with 
disabilities into all aspects of life. The New Freedom Initiative has 
helped expand access to technology, training, and education for citizens 
with disabilities. As a result, those who have a disability and seek 
employment are better able to compete for jobs. To assist in providing 
additional access to employment opportunities, we have also implemented 
the ``Ticket to Work'' program and strengthened training and employment 
services at One-Stop Career Centers. By visiting DisabilityInfo.gov, 
individuals and employers can learn more about the Federal Government's 
disability-related programs and receive information and resources they 
need to help achieve their personal and professional ambitions.
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 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, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and 
laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 2006 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 third day of 
October, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8061 of October 3, 2006

German-American Day, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Throughout our history, the spirit and hard work of German Americans 
have been an important part of the cultural fabric of our Nation. On 
German-American Day, we celebrate German Americans and their many 
contributions to the character of our country.
Germans were among the first to settle in this great land of promise, 
and their talent, faith, and strong values helped establish this country 
as a place of freedom and opportunity. Today, millions of German 
Americans are adding to the success and prosperity of our Nation as 
leaders in government, sports, business, science, the arts, and many 
other fields.
In every generation, German Americans have courageously stepped forward 
to serve in our country's hour of need. During the Revolutionary War, 
General Friedrich von Steuben helped train the Continental Army for 
battle, and in World War II, great men like General Dwight Eisenhower 
and Admiral Chester Nimitz helped lead the Allied Forces to victory. Our 
Nation will always be grateful to the many German Americans who have 
selflessly answered the call to defend liberty and advance the cause of 
freedom as members of our Armed Forces. The sacrifices of these heroes 
help preserve the ideals of our country's founding and make the world a 
safer place.
German-American Day is also an opportunity to recognize the friendship 
between Germany and the United States. By working together as partners 
in peace with a mutual commitment to liberty, the United States and 
Germany can lay the foundation for a more hopeful tomorrow.
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, 2006, as 
German-American Day. I encourage all Americans to celebrate our Nation's 
German heritage and the many ways German Americans have enriched and 
strengthened our country.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this third day of 
October, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8062 of October 4, 2006

Fire Prevention Week, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

During Fire Prevention Week, we underscore our commitment to advancing 
fire safety and awareness, and we honor the brave firefighters and 
volunteers who work to protect our lives, homes, and communities.
Thousands of injuries and deaths occur each year as a result of fires, 
and Americans have a shared responsibility to help minimize the risk of 
fires that can cause harm to people and property. By installing and 
maintaining smoke alarms and having a plan of action in the event of an 
emergency, citizens can practice simple but effective fire safety 
measures. Unattended cooking is a leading cause of household fires, and 
this year's theme, ``Prevent Cooking Fires: Watch What You Heat,'' 
highlights the importance of practicing kitchen safety at all times. By 
keeping cooking areas clear of flammable items and closely monitoring 
children and appliances while in the kitchen, individuals can greatly 
reduce the number of fire-related accidents in the home.
Our Nation's firefighters selflessly risk their lives to protect their 
fellow citizens. These brave men and women play a critical role in 
safeguarding our families, our households, and our communities, and 
their courage and dedication are an inspiration to all Americans. Fire 
Prevention Week is an opportunity to reaffirm the importance of fire 
safety, celebrate those who devote their lives to protecting others, and 
honor the memory of our Nation's fallen heroes.
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 8 through October 
14, 2006, as Fire Prevention Week. On Sunday, October 8, 2006, in 
accordance with Public Law 107-51, the flag of the United States will be 
flown at half-staff on all Federal office buildings in honor of the 
National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Service. I call on all Americans 
to participate in this observance through appropriate programs and 
activities and by renewing their 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 six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8063 of October 4, 2006

Leif Erikson Day, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Leif Erikson Day honors a great son of Iceland and grandson of Norway 
who became one of the first Europeans known to reach North America. This 
day is also an opportunity to celebrate the generations of Nordic 
Americans who have contributed to our country and strengthened the ties 
that forever bind the United States with Denmark, Finland, Iceland, 
Norway, and Sweden.
Like the crew of risk takers that Leif Erikson boldly led on a quest to 
find new lands, Americans have always valued the ideals of exploration 
and discovery. A desire to seek and understand inspired their voyage 
more than a millennium ago, and it remains a central part of our 
national character as a new generation pursues great new goals today. 
Nordic Americans continue to make valuable contributions to our society 
that have expanded human knowledge and helped make our world a better 
place.
To honor Leif Erikson 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 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, 2006, 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 fourth day of 
October, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8064 of October 5, 2006

National School Lunch Week, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

For 60 years, the National School Lunch Program has contributed to the 
health and well-being of America's youth. National School Lunch Week 
highlights the many achievements of the National School Lunch Program 
and the importance of helping children develop good nutrition habits.
Eating healthy foods and maintaining an active lifestyle are vital for 
children's health and reduce their risk of serious long-term health 
problems, such as obesity, asthma, and diabetes. The National School 
Lunch Program, part of the United States Department of Agriculture 
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than 29 million children with healthy meals each day. The program raises 
awareness about the importance of good food choices and trains food 
service professionals to prepare nutritious breakfasts, lunches, and 
snacks that include foods rich in vitamins, minerals, and fiber. In 
addition, the USDA offers educational resources for school nutrition 
directors, managers, and staff based on the requirements for healthy 
school meals established in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. By 
promoting good nutrition and exercise, schools can help children develop 
well-balanced diets and lead healthier lives.
During National School Lunch Week, we recognize dedicated parents, 
school officials, community leaders, and food service professionals for 
their efforts to ensure that our children are provided with nutritious 
meals each 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 in 
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 the week of October 8 through October 14, 
2006, 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 fifth day of 
October, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8065 of October 5, 2006

Columbus Day, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

More than five centuries ago, Christopher Columbus boldly set out on a 
long and challenging journey across the Atlantic that led the way for 
exploration of the Americas. On Columbus Day, we celebrate the historic 
voyages of the Italian explorer and honor his life, heritage, and 
lasting legacy.
Columbus' brave expeditions expanded the horizons of human knowledge and 
inspired generations of risk-takers and pioneers in America and around 
the world. Our Nation is built on the efforts of men and women who 
possess both the vision to see beyond what is and the desire to pursue 
what might be. Today, the same passion for discovery that drove Columbus 
is leading bold visionaries to explore the frontiers of space, find new 
energy sources, and solve our most difficult medical challenges.

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Columbus Day is also an opportunity to celebrate the heritage we share 
with the legendary explorer, the important relationship between the 
United States and Italy, and the proud Italian Americans who call our 
Nation home. Italian Americans have strengthened our country and 
enriched our culture, and through service in our Armed Forces, many have 
defended our Nation with courage and helped lay the foundation of peace 
for generations to come.
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 9, 2006, 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 fifth day of 
October, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8066 of October 11, 2006

General Pulaski Memorial Day, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

On General Pulaski Memorial Day, we remember Casimir Pulaski, a Polish-
born hero of the American Revolution who fought and died for the freedom 
and independence our country enjoys today.
General Casimir Pulaski entered into a campaign against tyranny in 
Poland in 1768, bravely fighting for the freedom of his native land. 
This patriotic spirit and thirst for freedom remained with Pulaski 
throughout his life and influenced his success in the American 
Revolutionary War. After meeting Benjamin Franklin in Paris, Pulaski 
traveled to America to join forces with General George Washington and 
assist in the fight for American independence. He was quickly 
commissioned as a Brigadier General and demonstrated such skill on the 
battlefield that he became known as the ``Father of the American 
Cavalry.'' In 1779, General Pulaski was mortally wounded at the siege of 
Savannah. By giving his life for our country, General Pulaski inspired 
many Americans and helped ensure a future of freedom for our citizens.
Through his service and dedication to liberty, General Pulaski 
demonstrated the strong will and patriotism that made our freedom 
possible, and the ties between the United States and Poland are 
strengthened by these common values. On General Pulaski Memorial Day, we 
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courage and sacrifice of this great hero of the American Revolution, 
recognize the many contributions of Polish Americans to our country, and 
celebrate the lasting friendship between our two great 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 11, 2006, as 
General Pulaski Memorial Day. I encourage Americans to commemorate this 
occasion with appropriate programs and activities honoring General 
Casimir Pulaski and all those who defend our freedom.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eleventh day of 
October, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8067 of October 11, 2006

To Modify Rules of Origin Under the North American Free Trade Agreement

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

1. Presidential Proclamation 6641 of December 15, 1993, implemented the 
North American Free Trade Agreement (the ``NAFTA'') with respect to the 
United States and, pursuant to the North American Free Trade Agreement 
Implementation Act (Public Law 103-182) (the ``NAFTA Implementation 
Act''), incorporated in the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United 
States (the ``HTS'') the tariff modifications and rules of origin 
necessary or appropriate to carry out the NAFTA.
2. Section 202 of the NAFTA Implementation Act (19 U.S.C. 3332) provides 
rules for determining whether goods imported into the United States 
originate in the territory of a NAFTA party and thus are eligible for 
the tariff and other treatment contemplated under the NAFTA. Section 
202(q) of the NAFTA Implementation Act (19 U.S.C. 3332(q)) authorizes 
the President to proclaim, as a part of the HTS, the rules of origin set 
out in the NAFTA and to proclaim modifications to such previously 
proclaimed rules of origin, subject to the consultation and layover 
requirements of section 103(a) of the NAFTA Implementation Act (19 
U.S.C. 3313(a)).
3. The United States, Canada, and Mexico have agreed to modifications to 
certain NAFTA rules of origin. Modifications to the NAFTA rules of 
origin reflected in general note 12 to the HTS are therefore necessary.
4. Section 604 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (the ``1974 Act'') 
(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 
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and the laws of the United States, including section 604 of the 1974 Act 
and section 202 of the NAFTA Implementation Act, do hereby proclaim:
(1) In order to reflect in the HTS modifications to the rules of origin 
under the NAFTA, general note 12 to the HTS is modified as provided in 
the Annex to this proclamation.
(2) The modifications made by this proclamation shall be effective with 
respect to goods of Canada or of Mexico, under the terms of general note 
12 to the HTS, that are entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for 
consumption, on or after July 1, 2006.
(3) 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 eleventh day of 
October, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
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Proclamation 8068 of October 12, 2006

National Energy Awareness Month, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Our Nation is moving toward remarkable technological advances that will 
make energy cleaner, more abundant, and more affordable for our 
citizens. During National Energy Awareness Month, we underscore our 
commitment to a more secure energy future.
My Administration is working to improve energy efficiency and 
conservation, increase our domestic supply of energy, and diversify our 
energy supply through advanced technologies. Since 2001, we have 
invested nearly $10 billion in the development of cleaner, less 
expensive, and more reliable energy sources. We developed a 
comprehensive National Energy Policy, and last year I signed into law 
the Energy Policy Act of 2005 -- the first comprehensive energy bill in 
more than a decade.
My Administration's Advanced Energy Initiative seeks to diversify energy 
resources by substantially increasing funding for clean-energy research. 
To change how we power our homes and offices, we will invest more in 
zero-emission coal-fired plants, revolutionary solar and wind 
technologies, and clean, safe nuclear energy. We will focus on improving 
hybrid and hydrogen technologies for our automobiles and increasing the 
use of biofuels. By harnessing the power of technology, we can grow our 
economy, protect our environment, and enhance our energy security.
Technology is also helping develop new energy-saving products that give 
our consumers better performance at a lower cost. At home, energy-
efficient windows reduce the loss of hot and cold air, and high 
efficiency light-bulbs last longer than traditional bulbs while 
requiring less electricity. The Federal Government's Energy Savers 
website, energysavers.gov, offers more information about how to use less 
energy in homes, offices, and vehicles, and how consumers can save money 
on energy costs.
Meeting our growing energy needs will require creativity, determination, 
and discipline. By working together, we can foster economic growth, 
improve our environment, and leave behind a safer, cleaner, more 
prosperous world for future 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 October 2006 as National 
Energy Awareness Month. I encourage Americans to take steps to conserve 
energy and develop responsible habits that will reduce energy 
consumption in their everyday lives.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twelfth day of 
October, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8069 of October 12, 2006

White Cane Safety Day, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Our Nation believes in the promise of all our citizens, and we must work 
to ensure that the opportunities of America are more accessible to every 
person. Many Americans who are blind or visually impaired use white 
canes to enable them to enjoy greater mobility, engage in productive 
work, and participate fully in all aspects of life. On White Cane Safety 
Day, we celebrate the many achievements of Americans who are blind or 
visually impaired, and we recognize the white cane as an important 
symbol of their determination and independence.
My Administration remains committed to removing barriers that confront 
Americans with disabilities. Since we launched the New Freedom 
Initiative 5 years ago, we have worked to improve access to community 
life, expand educational opportunities, strengthen training and 
employment services, and promote the development of technology for 
people with disabilities. We are building on the progress of the 
Americans with Disabilities Act and working to make America a place 
where all citizens have the opportunity to realize their full potential.
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, 2006, as White Cane Safety Day. 
I call upon public officials, business leaders, educators, librarians, 
and all the people of the United States to join as we work to ensure 
that the benefits and privileges of life in our great Nation are 
available to Americans who are blind or visually impaired, and to 
observe this day with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twelfth day of 
October, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8070 of October 13, 2006

National Character Counts Week, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

America's strength is found in the spirit and character of our people. 
During National Character Counts Week, we renew our commitment to 
instilling values in our young people and to encouraging all Americans 
to remember the importance of good character.

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As the primary teachers and examples of character, parents help create a 
more compassionate and decent society. And as individuals, we all have 
an obligation to help our children become responsible citizens and 
realize their full potential. By demonstrating values such as integrity, 
courage, honesty, and patriotism, all Americans can help our children 
develop strength and character.
Countless individuals throughout our country demonstrate character by 
volunteering their time and energy to help neighbors in need. The men 
and women of our Armed Forces set an example of character by bravely 
putting the security of our Nation before their own lives. We also see 
character in the family members, teachers, coaches, and other dedicated 
individuals whose hearts are invested in the future of our children.
Our changing world requires virtues that sustain our democracy, make 
self-government possible, and help build a more hopeful future. National 
Character Counts Week is an opportunity to recognize the depth of 
America's character and appreciate those who pass on our values to 
future 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 October 15 through October 
21, 2006, 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 thirteenth day of 
October, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8071 of October 13, 2006

National Forest Products Week, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

During National Forest Products Week, we take time to appreciate the 
natural splendor of our country's forests and acknowledge the importance 
of these woodlands to our economic and environmental vitality. It is 
also an opportunity to renew our commitment to conserving our natural 
resources and to using them responsibly.
Our forests are important to our economic well-being, supplying products 
that drive our economy and create jobs and opportunities.
America's forests are also an important part of our Nation's natural 
beauty, and we must continue to conserve and use these resources in a 
manner that preserves them for future generations. My Administration is 
committed to protecting our forests and woodlands against fire damage. 
Through the Healthy Forests Initiative, we have reduced the danger of 
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hazardous fuels from millions of acres of Federal land, making 
communities safer from catastrophic fire and improving wildlife habitat.
Recognizing the ``importance and heritage of our vast forest resources 
which are inseparably tied to our present and our future,'' 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 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 15 through October 21, 2006, 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 thirteenth day of 
October, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8072 of October 18, 2006

50th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

On the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution, we celebrate the 
Hungarians who defied an empire to demand their liberty, we recognize 
the friendship between the United States and Hungary, and we reaffirm 
our shared desire to spread freedom to people around the world.
The story of Hungarian democracy represents the triumph of liberty over 
tyranny. In the fall of 1956, the Hungarian people demanded change, and 
tens of thousands of students, workers, and other citizens bravely 
marched through the streets to call for freedom. Though Soviet tanks 
brutally crushed the Hungarian uprising, the thirst for freedom lived 
on, and in 1989 Hungary became the first communist nation in Europe to 
make the transition to democracy. The lesson of the Hungarian experience 
is clear: liberty can be delayed, but it cannot be denied. Today, this 
beautiful country has held democratic elections, established a free 
economy, and inspired millions around the world.
The United States is grateful for the warm relationship between our 
countries and for Hungary's efforts to expand freedom and democracy 
around the world in places such as the Balkans, Iraq, Afghanistan, and 
Cuba. By spreading the blessings of liberty, Hungary is helping to lay 
the foundation of peace for generations to come.
As we celebrate this anniversary, we also recognize the many ways 
Hungarian Americans have enriched and strengthened our country. Their 
spirit and hard work have contributed to the vitality, success, and 
prosperity of our Nation, and we continue to be inspired by their 
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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 23, 2006, as a day 
of recognition in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Hungarian 
Revolution. I encourage all Americans to observe this day with 
appropriate ceremonies and activities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of 
October, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8073 of October 20, 2006

United Nations Day, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

On October 24, 1945, the United Nations was formed to promote peace and 
international security, further economic and social development, protect 
fundamental human dignity, and recognize the equal rights of men and 
women. On United Nations Day, we recognize the establishment of this 
important organization and underscore our commitment to making the world 
free and secure.
The United Nations was built on the idea that nations can act together 
to resolve conflict, and in the more than six decades since it was 
formed, the United Nations has addressed significant international 
challenges. With 192 member countries, the United Nations works to 
promote freedom, expand opportunity, and reach out to those in need.
Today, as we work to combat extremism and terror with justice and 
dignity, the efforts of the United Nations are as vital as ever. The 
world needs the members of the United Nations to stand together to help 
the organization live up to its founding ideals, fulfill its mission, 
and spread hope and liberty to people around the globe. Together, we can 
combat terrorism, help empower the voices of moderation, fight disease, 
and work for a world where all people are free to determine their own 
destinies.
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, 2006, 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 observe United Nations Day 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 six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8074 of October 30, 2006

National Adoption Month, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

During National Adoption Month, we encourage the adoption of young 
people in need, and we honor the adoptive and foster families who have 
offered children a loving and supportive home.
The best of America is reflected in the many citizens who have adopted 
children as their own. Mothers and fathers are the most important 
influences in a child's life, and children with caring, involved parents 
can better realize the full promise of America. Parents help their 
children thrive by encouraging them to aim high, work hard, and make 
good choices that will lead to healthy, satisfying lives. On November 
18, loving families across America will celebrate National Adoption Day 
by finalizing their adoptions of children from foster care. This day 
will also raise awareness of the many children still waiting to be 
adopted and encourage more Americans to choose adoption.
My Administration is committed to helping place children with caring 
families. Through the Collaboration to AdoptUsKids project at 
adoptuskids.org, we are working to provide guidance and support for 
parents considering adoption. We are also offering tax credits to ease 
the financial burden on adoptive families, and we are providing funding 
to help strengthen State adoption services through the Adoption 
Incentives Program and the Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program. 
Together, these efforts can help connect children with loving families 
and help provide greater hope and opportunity for America's children.
During National Adoption Month, we pay tribute to the parents who have 
opened their hearts and homes and helped provide love and stability for 
young people. By caring for the youngest members of our society, these 
families are helping our children grow into successful adults and 
building the future 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 2006 as National 
Adoption Month. I call upon 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.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of 
October, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8075 of October 30, 2006

National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

During National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, we renew our 
resolve in the fight against this devastating disease, and we take time 
to remember the loved ones taken from us by Alzheimer's. We also 
recognize the patients and family members who are affected by it, and we 
extend our gratitude to the caretakers and researchers who are pursuing 
better treatments and a cure.
Age is the greatest risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, so the need for 
prevention, improved treatments, and a cure becomes increasingly urgent 
as more Americans grow older. My Administration is pursuing the 
tremendous possibilities that science offers to improve the lives of the 
millions suffering from this disease. We continue to support Alzheimer's 
disease research through the National Institutes of Health and the 
Department of Veterans Affairs. New progress is being made as more is 
learned about this disease.
America is blessed by our seniors, and they have earned our greatest 
respect. Citizens living with Alzheimer's disease deserve the best 
possible care. National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month is an 
opportunity for Americans to offer our support to Alzheimer's patients 
and those who sacrifice to help them live with dignity and comfort. The 
strength and compassion of these individuals reflect the good heart of 
the American people.
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 2006 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.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of 
October, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8076 of October 30, 2006

National American Indian Heritage Month, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

During National American Indian Heritage Month, we honor the generations 
of American Indians and Alaska Natives who have added to the character 
of our Nation. This month is an opportunity to celebrate their many 
accomplishments and their rich ancestry and traditions.

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America is blessed by the character and strength of American Indians and 
Alaska Natives, and our citizens are grateful for the countless ways 
Native Americans have enriched our country and lifted the spirit of our 
Nation. We are especially grateful for the Native Americans who have 
served and continue to serve in our Nation's military. These brave 
individuals have risked their lives to protect our citizens, defend our 
democracy, and spread the blessings of liberty to people around the 
world.
My Administration is working to ensure that American Indians and Alaska 
Natives have access to all the opportunities of this great land. My 
fiscal year 2007 budget proposes more than $12.7 billion for government 
programs for Native Americans. Education is vital to ensuring all 
citizens reach their full potential, and my budget includes funding to 
help Native-American schools succeed and meet the requirements of the No 
Child Left Behind Act. The Bureau of Indian Affairs is providing 
education for approximately 46,000 American-Indian and Alaska-Native 
children. To help keep Native Americans safe, I have also proposed to 
increase law enforcement personnel and improve law enforcement 
facilities in American-Indian communities. My Administration will 
continue to work on a government-to-government basis with tribal 
governments, honor the principles of tribal sovereignty and the right to 
self-determination, and help ensure America remains a land of promise 
for American Indians, Alaska Natives, and 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 November 2006 as National 
American Indian Heritage Month. I call upon all Americans to commemorate 
this month with appropriate programs and activities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of 
October, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8077 of October 30, 2006

National Diabetes Month, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

National Diabetes Month is an opportunity to raise awareness of risk 
factors, prevention, and treatment of this serious disease.
Diabetes is a chronic illness affecting nearly 21 million Americans of 
all ages and backgrounds. It can cause blindness, nontraumatic 
amputations, kidney disease, and increased risk of heart disease and 
stroke. Though diabetes affects Americans of all racial and ethnic 
backgrounds, certain groups are at higher risk, including Hispanic, 
Asian/Pacific, African, and Native Americans. A small percentage of 
people with the disease suffer from Type 1 diabetes, once known as 
juvenile diabetes. These individuals are usually children or young 
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2 diabetes is more common and frequently occurs in individuals who have 
a family history of the disease and in people who are obese, inactive, 
or older. This form of diabetes stops a person's body from using insulin 
properly. By maintaining healthy eating habits and exercising daily, 
Americans can help prevent and reduce the effects of diabetes. 
Individuals should consult with their doctors and receive a preventive 
screening to help detect diabetes in its earliest stages.
My Administration has demonstrated a strong commitment to preventing and 
finding a cure for diabetes. We have supported funding for diabetes 
education programs and research initiatives, and this year the National 
Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates that more than $1 billion will be 
spent on diabetes research. The NIH and the Centers for Disease Control 
and Prevention are sponsoring the National Diabetes Education Program, 
which has helped inform millions of Americans about the risk factors of 
diabetes and the benefits of making healthy choices. By working together 
we can continue to make significant strides in the battle to beat this 
disease and provide a brighter future for many of our citizens.
As we observe National Diabetes Month, we recognize the medical 
professionals, researchers, and all those whose tireless efforts are 
making a positive difference in the lives of Americans suffering from 
this disease. This month we reaffirm our commitment to fighting 
diabetes, and through medical advances, preventive programs, and quality 
health care, we will help diabetes patients live longer, healthier, and 
happier lives.
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 2006 as National 
Diabetes Month. I call upon all Americans to learn more about the risk 
factors and symptoms associated with diabetes and to observe this month 
with appropriate programs and activities.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of 
October, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8078 of October 30, 2006

National Family Caregivers Month, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Our country is blessed to have millions of compassionate citizens who 
bring love and support to family members and friends who are chronically 
ill, elderly, or disabled. During National Family Caregivers Month, we 
recognize these kind individuals who give of their hearts, resources, 
and energy to assist loved ones in need.
Family caregivers exemplify the true spirit of compassion by providing 
support to their loved ones and assisting with their everyday activities 
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special needs. These selfless people must often make great personal 
sacrifices to maintain the care and support their family and friends 
require. Their assistance provides those who may be ill, aging, or 
disabled an opportunity to stay in familiar surroundings and remain a 
part of their community.
My Administration is committed to supporting family caregivers and their 
vital role in our Nation's communities. The National Family Caregiver 
Support Program continues to provide information, counseling, and 
services and encourages cooperation among agencies and other providers 
that work with caregivers. These efforts assist caregivers and help 
ensure that all Americans receive the care they need.
As we observe National Family Caregivers Month, we honor family 
caregivers who take time out of their lives to improve the lives of 
family and friends. Their efforts demonstrate the best of the American 
spirit.
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 2006 as National 
Family Caregivers Month. I encourage all Americans to honor the selfless 
service of caregivers who support their loved ones in need.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of 
October, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8079 of October 30, 2006

National Hospice Month, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Americans demonstrate the great compassion of our country by caring for 
those in need. During National Hospice Month, we recognize hospice 
caregivers for their dedication to providing comfort and peace to 
individuals in their last days and helping build a society that values 
the life and dignity of every person.
Hospice physicians, nurses, counselors, and volunteers bring care and 
support to the terminally ill through physical, psychological, social, 
and spiritual aid. By helping control pain and minimize other symptoms, 
these men and women bring relief to those who are terminally ill and 
show them the utmost respect. Hospice care enables many of our citizens 
to spend their final days in comfort and dignity surrounded by loved 
ones. This palliative care plays a vital role in our Nation's health 
care system, and the dedicated work of hospice caregivers helps ensure 
that our citizens receive the services and support they need. Hospice 
caregivers also reach out to families and friends to provide guidance 
and counseling after the loss of a loved one.

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Our Nation is grateful for the tireless efforts of hospice volunteers 
and medical professionals, and during National Hospice Month, we 
recognize the kindness of hospice caregivers and their devotion to 
making our country a more loving and caring 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 November 2006 as National 
Hospice Month. I encourage all Americans 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 provide comfort and care to those facing terminal illness.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirtieth day of 
October, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8080 of October 31, 2006

Veterans Day, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Through the generations, America's men and women in uniform have 
defeated tyrants, liberated continents, and set a standard of courage 
and idealism for the entire world. On Veterans Day, our Nation pays 
tribute to those who have proudly served in our Armed Forces.
To protect the Nation they love, our veterans stepped forward when 
America needed them most. In conflicts around the world, their sacrifice 
and resolve helped destroy the enemies of freedom and saved millions 
from oppression. In answering history's call with honor, decency, and 
resolve, our veterans have shown the power of liberty and earned the 
respect and admiration of a grateful Nation.
All of America's veterans have placed our Nation's security before their 
own lives, creating a debt that we can never fully repay. Our veterans 
represent the best of America, and they deserve the best America can 
give them.
As we recall the service of our Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines, and 
Coast Guardsmen, we are reminded that the defense of freedom comes with 
great loss and sacrifice. This Veterans Day, we give thanks to those who 
have served freedom's cause; we salute the members of our Armed Forces 
who are confronting our adversaries abroad; and we honor the men and 
women who left America's shores but did not live to be thanked as 
veterans. They will always be remembered by our country.
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 
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NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim November 11, 2006, as Veterans Day and urge 
all Americans to observe November 5 through November 11, 2006, as 
National Veterans Awareness Week. I encourage 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 support 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 thirty-first day of 
October, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8081 of November 2, 2006

World Freedom Day, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall was torn down by the desire of a 
people to be free. On World Freedom Day, we commemorate this historic 
event and reflect on liberty's power to change lives and raise 
societies.
After decades of oppression, the fall of the Berlin Wall brought the 
light of liberty to the people of East Berlin, and the events that 
followed set the course for a new era of freedom in Germany and in much 
of Central and Eastern Europe. Today, we again face an ideological 
struggle with the enemies of freedom, democracy, and moderation. In this 
struggle, America will continue to stand with those who seek to build 
societies where people live in freedom and at peace with each other and 
the world.
The collapse of the Berlin Wall demonstrated that when liberty 
flourishes, nations become more tolerant, hopeful, and secure. On World 
Freedom Day, we celebrate the power of freedom and democracy. We are 
also reminded that free countries have the responsibility to work 
together to protect the fundamental rights of all people and help others 
realize the blessings of liberty.
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, 2006, as World 
Freedom Day. I call upon the people of the United States to observe this 
day with appropriate ceremonies and activities, reaffirming our 
dedication to freedom and democracy.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this second day of 
November, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8082 of November 8, 2006

National Farm-City Week, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Throughout our history, America's farmers and ranchers have demonstrated 
the values of determination, faith, love of family, and patriotism. The 
contributions of America's farmers and ranchers help keep our economy 
moving forward, and during National Farm-City Week we underscore the 
vital partnership between America's rural and urban industries.
By providing raw materials, energy, and a safe and healthy food supply, 
our farmers and ranchers help enrich our lives and create economic 
opportunities across our Nation. As good stewards of the land, they help 
preserve the farming industry and way of life for future generations.
Farmers are playing an increasingly important role in reducing our 
dependence on foreign oil by growing crops such as soybeans and corn 
that can be used as alternative sources of energy. Our agricultural 
sector also cooperates with shippers, processors, marketers, 
transporters, and others to make these vital goods available to the 
public. My Administration is committed to helping these dedicated 
individuals succeed, and we must continue investing in agricultural 
research programs, working to reduce tariffs and other trade barriers, 
and opening up markets for American products overseas.
During National Farm-City Week, and throughout the year, we honor the 
farmers, ranchers, and all those working to build strong relationships 
between our rural and urban communities. Our economy is strong and 
growing, and behind the numbers are the stories of hard-working 
Americans who help spur our economic prosperity and feed our country and 
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 
the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 17 through 
November 23, 2006, as National Farm-City Week. I encourage all Americans 
to join in recognizing farmers, ranchers, and other professionals who 
work to produce our agricultural abundance.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighth day of 
November, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8083 of November 14, 2006

America Recycles Day, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Good stewardship of the environment is a personal responsibility and an 
important public value, and on America Recycles Day, we highlight the 
many benefits of recycling. By taking steps to reduce waste and re-use 
materials, we can save precious natural resources, enhance the beauty of 
our communities, and add to the health and prosperity of our Nation.
Our citizens play an important role in protecting our environment, and 
throughout our country, we are recycling, composting, and helping turn 
materials that would otherwise become waste into valuable resources. 
Recycling helps conserve energy, prevent greenhouse gas emissions and 
water pollutants, and decrease the need for new landfills and 
incinerators.
Recognizing the importance of recycling, my Administration is promoting 
cooperative efforts to conserve and maintain our natural resources. The 
Environmental Protection Agency is encouraging businesses, industries, 
and communities to work together to promote recycling through the 
Resource Conservation Challenge (RCC). Partnerships between government 
agencies, businesses, industries, and private organizations help us to 
improve practices of recycling, re-use, and waste reduction. In 
addition, my Administration is working with businesses through the Plug-
In To eCycling Campaign to collect and re-use computers, cell phones, 
and other electronics that would otherwise become solid or hazardous 
waste. To further reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save energy, the 
EPA is also partnering with manufacturers, utility companies, and 
construction companies through the Industrial Materials Recycling effort 
to increase the safe re-use of industrial byproducts.
Americans are united in the belief that we have an obligation to be good 
stewards of the environment, and America Recycles Day is an opportunity 
to recommit ourselves to wisely managing our natural resources. By 
promoting responsibility and good citizenship, we can build a brighter 
future for our children 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 November 15, 2006, as 
America Recycles Day. I call upon the people of the United States to 
observe this day with appropriate programs and activities.

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



Proclamation 8084 of November 16, 2006

National Family Week, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Families are indispensable to a stable and free society. They pass along 
the traditions and principles that help make America compassionate, 
decent, and hopeful. During National Family Week, we honor our families 
and recognize their contributions to keeping our country strong.
Today's fast-changing world needs the anchor of values and virtues that 
families can provide. Strong families instill responsibility and 
character in our children and teach them the ideals that make us a great 
Nation. Through their love and sacrifice, America's parents, 
grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings, and other family members help 
prepare our young people to realize the bright future America offers 
each child.
My Administration is committed to ensuring that our children grow up in 
loving, stable homes. Earlier this year, I signed legislation that 
creates new grants for faith-based and community organizations to 
support healthy marriages and responsible fatherhood. By reducing the 
marriage penalty and doubling the child tax credit, we have also 
provided important tax relief that helps parents to support and provide 
for their families.
During National Family Week and throughout the year, we also extend our 
appreciation and support to our courageous military families, who have 
borne the hardships of war with dignity and devotion. Our Nation has 
remained strong and free because the brave men and women of our Armed 
Forces defend this country and our beliefs. By supporting their loved 
ones in uniform, our military families are also serving our country, and 
America is grateful for their service and sacrifice.
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, 2006, 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.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixteenth day of 
November, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8085 of November 16, 2006

Thanksgiving Day, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

As Americans gather with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving 
Day, we give thanks for the many ways that our Nation and our people 
have been blessed.
The Thanksgiving tradition dates back to the earliest days of our 
society, celebrated in decisive moments in our history and in quiet 
times around family tables. Nearly four centuries have passed since 
early settlers gave thanks for their safe arrival and pilgrims enjoyed a 
harvest feast to thank God for allowing them to survive a harsh winter 
in the New World. General George Washington observed Thanksgiving during 
the Revolutionary War, and in his first proclamation after becoming 
President, he declared November 26, 1789, a national day of 
``thanksgiving and prayer.'' During the Civil War, President Abraham 
Lincoln revived the tradition of proclaiming a day of thanksgiving, 
reminding a divided Nation of its founding ideals.
At this time of great promise for America, we are grateful for the 
freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution and defended by our Armed Forces 
throughout the generations. Today, many of these courageous men and 
women are securing our peace in places far from home, and we pay tribute 
to them and to their families for their service, sacrifice, and 
strength. We also honor the families of the fallen and lift them up in 
our prayers.
Our citizens are privileged to live in the world's freest country, where 
the hope of the American dream is within the reach of every person. 
Americans share a desire to answer the universal call to serve something 
greater than ourselves, and we see this spirit every day in the millions 
of volunteers throughout our country who bring hope and healing to those 
in need. On this Thanksgiving Day, and throughout the year, let us show 
our gratitude for the blessings of freedom, family, and faith, and may 
God continue to 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 Thursday, November 23, 
2006, as a National Day of Thanksgiving. I encourage all Americans to 
gather together in their homes and places of worship with family, 
friends, and loved ones to reinforce the ties that bind us and give 
thanks for the freedoms and many blessings we enjoy.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixteenth day of 
November, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8086 of November 27, 2006

National Methamphetamine Awareness Day, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Methamphetamine abuse shatters families and threatens our communities. 
On National Methamphetamine Awareness Day, we underscore the dangers of 
methamphetamine and reaffirm our collective responsibility to combat all 
forms of drug abuse.
Methamphetamine is a powerfully addictive drug that dramatically affects 
users' minds and bodies. Chronic use can lead to violent behavior, 
paranoia, and an inability to cope with the ordinary demands of life. 
Methamphetamine abusers can transform homes into places of danger and 
despair by neglecting or endangering the lives of their children, 
spouses, and other loved ones. Additionally, methamphetamine production 
exposes anyone near the process to toxic chemicals and the risk of 
explosion.
My Administration is committed to fighting the spread of methamphetamine 
abuse throughout our country. While the number of teens who have tried 
this deadly drug and the number of people testing positive for 
methamphetamine in the workplace have decreased in recent years, 
methamphetamine use is still a dangerous public health problem. In the 
Synthetic Drug Control Strategy released earlier this year, my 
Administration set goals of a 15 percent decrease in methamphetamine use 
and 25 percent reduction in domestic methamphetamine labs over the next 
3 years. To help reach these objectives, my proposed 2007 budget 
includes $25 million to help ensure that Americans have access to 
effective methamphetamine abuse recovery services and programs. Earlier 
this year, I also signed into law the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic 
Act of 2005, which makes manufacturing the drug more difficult and 
imposes tougher penalties on those who smuggle or sell it.
The struggle against methamphetamine is a national, State, and local 
effort. To find out how to raise awareness and to learn more about the 
battle against methamphetamine abuse, concerned citizens may visit 
theantidrug.com and methresources.gov. By working together, we can build 
a stronger, healthier America for generations to come.
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 30, 2006, as 
National Methamphetamine Awareness 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-seventh day 
of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8087 of November 30, 2006

World AIDS Day, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

HIV/AIDS is a global health crisis and a constant struggle for many of 
our families, friends, and neighbors. On World AIDS Day, we underscore 
our commitment to fight the AIDS pandemic with compassion and decisive 
action.
America leads the world in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and through the 
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief we are combating the disease in countries 
around the world. Through the New Partners Initiative, we are supporting 
faith-based and community organizations that offer much of the health 
care in the developing world, so that we can reach more people more 
effectively. In addition, the United States and other concerned 
countries are promoting a comprehensive strategy to prevent the spread 
of HIV/AIDS. This includes the ABC approach--encouraging abstinence, 
being faithful, and using condoms, with abstinence as the only sure way 
to avoid the sexual transmission of HIV/AIDS.
As we work to fight HIV/AIDS globally, we must also ensure our citizens 
at home have the resources and support they need for treatment and 
prevention of this disease. Today, more than 1 million Americans are 
living with HIV/AIDS, and many of these individuals are unaware that 
they are infected. We will continue to provide medical care, counseling, 
and testing for those in greatest need of HIV/AIDS assistance, and I 
have asked the Congress to reform and reauthorize the Ryan White CARE 
Act and provide new funding to improve distribution of HIV/AIDS 
medicines in America. The Federal Government is also working closely 
with faith-based and other community organizations to provide services 
to individuals with HIV/AIDS and end the stigma of AIDS.
America is blessed with scientific knowledge and compassionate citizens, 
and we are guided by our founding conviction that each life has 
matchless value. On World AIDS Day and throughout the year, we stand 
with our friends and partners around the world in the urgent struggle to 
fight this virus, comfort those who are affected, and save lives.
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 1, 2006, 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 
appropriate activities to remember those who have lost their lives to 
AIDS, to work to prevent this deadly disease, and to comfort and support 
those living with HIV/AIDS.

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



Proclamation 8088 of December 1, 2006

National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Each year, thousands of Americans lose their lives in accidents 
involving drunk and drugged driving. During National Drunk and Drugged 
Driving Prevention Month, we continue our efforts to promote awareness 
of the dangers of impaired driving and encourage fellow citizens to 
never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
All Americans can play an important role in preventing drunk and drugged 
driving. Family members can discuss the dangers of impaired driving; 
businesses, schools, and organizations in our communities can help 
spread the message of awareness; and individuals can help protect family 
and friends by identifying a designated driver. During the holiday 
season, it is especially important to encourage responsible driving and 
to help ensure the safety of friends and loved ones.
My Administration is committed to saving lives by stopping drunk and 
drugged drivers before they put themselves and others at risk. We 
continue to work with communities across our Nation to increase public 
awareness and prevention of this serious offense. The Department of 
Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has 
partnered with State and local law enforcement agencies to carry out the 
campaign, ``Drunk Driving. Over the Limit. Under Arrest.'' This program 
aims to keep impaired drivers off our Nation's roads by creating new 
public education programs and toughening enforcement. The Office of 
National Drug Control Policy works to warn young drivers and their 
parents about the dangers of driving under the influence of drugs. My 
Administration is also supporting community and faith-based programs 
that encourage others to avoid the devastating consequences of impaired 
driving.
Every person has a responsibility to drive free of alcohol and drugs and 
to insist that friends and family do the same. By helping fight drunk 
and drugged driving, Americans everywhere can save lives and send a 
strong message that driving under the influence is not acceptable.
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 2006 as National 
Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month. I encourage all Americans to 
make responsible decisions and to help prevent drunk and drugged 
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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of 
December, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8089 of December 1, 2006

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Sixty-five years ago, more than 2,400 Americans lost their lives in a 
surprise attack on Pearl Harbor. On National Pearl Harbor Remembrance 
Day, we think of those who died on December 7, 1941, and honor all those 
who sacrificed for our liberty during World War II.
On that peaceful Sunday morning, our country suffered a vicious, 
unprovoked attack that changed the course of history. Though our Pacific 
Fleet was nearly destroyed, our citizens were inspired by the great acts 
of heroism from those who survived and from those who did not. In the 
days that followed, our grief turned to resolution, and America embarked 
on a mission to defeat two of the most ruthless regimes the world has 
ever known. We pledge to always remember the character and sacrifice of 
the brave individuals at Pearl Harbor. Their selfless service helped 
deliver a great victory for the cause of freedom and, ultimately, 
transformed adversaries into the closest of friends.
After the devastating attacks on Pearl Harbor, President Franklin D. 
Roosevelt declared, ``We are going to win the war and we are going to 
win the peace that follows.'' In the 21st century, freedom is again 
under attack, and young Americans have stepped forward to serve in a 
global war on terror that will secure our liberty and determine the 
destiny of millions around the world. Like generations before, we will 
answer history's call with confidence, confront threats to our way of 
life, and build a more peaceful world for our children and 
grandchildren.
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, 2006, 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 first day of 
December, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8090 of December 8, 2006

Human Rights Day, Bill of Rights Day, and Human Rights Week, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

Peace and justice prevail when people are free to speak, assemble, and 
worship, when their rights are protected, and when governments are 
accountable to their citizens. These blessings of freedom are guaranteed 
for Americans in the Bill of Rights of our Constitution. During Human 
Rights Day, Bill of Rights Day, and Human Rights Week, we celebrate the 
ideals of our founders and reaffirm the belief that freedom is the gift 
of God and the right of all mankind.
Just over six decades ago, the future of freedom seemed bleak, with only 
a small number of democracies around the world. Today, citizens of over 
100 nations enjoy the blessings of democracy, and freedom is taking root 
in places where liberty had been unimaginable. The United States will 
continue to support the growth of democratic movements and institutions 
in every nation.
The advance of freedom is the story of our time, and new chapters are 
being written before our eyes. Around the world, freedom is replacing 
tyranny and giving men and women the opportunity to enjoy lives of 
purpose and dignity. Because Americans are committed to the God-given 
value of every life, we cherish the freedom of every person in every 
nation and strive to promote respect for human rights. By standing with 
those who desire liberty, we will help extend freedom to many who have 
not known it and lay the foundations of peace for generations to come.
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, 2006, as 
Human Rights Day; December 15, 2006, as Bill of Rights Day; and the week 
beginning December 10, 2006, as Human Rights Week. I call upon the 
people of the United States to mark these observances with appropriate 
ceremonies and activities.

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



Proclamation 8091 of December 15, 2006

Wright Brothers Day, 2006

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

America has a rich history of exploration and discovery, marked by 
scientific and technological achievements that have transformed the 
world. On Wright Brothers Day, we remember two aviation pioneers from 
Ohio whose big dreams and extraordinary accomplishments helped change 
the course of human history.
On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright completed the first 
manned, powered flight in history and ushered all of mankind into a new 
era of possibility and promise. With Orville at the controls, the Wright 
brothers' small aircraft traveled 120 feet in 12 seconds above the dunes 
of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The age of flight had begun, and in the 
decades that followed, advancements in aviation would enable determined 
American risk-takers to cross oceans, break the sound barrier, and walk 
on the Moon.
Today, our Nation follows the Wright brothers' example of innovation as 
we continue to explore the frontiers of air and space. My Administration 
has outlined a vision for space exploration that includes a return to 
the Moon and a long-term human and robotic program to explore Mars and 
the solar system. By working to expand the realm of the possible, we can 
gain a better understanding of the universe and continue the journey 
that the Wright brothers began more than a century ago.
The Congress, by a joint resolution approved December 17, 1963, as 
amended (77 Stat. 402; 36 U.S.C. 143), 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.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of 
America, do hereby proclaim December 17, 2006, as Wright Brothers Day.

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



Proclamation 8092 of December 22, 2006

National Mentoring Month, 2007

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

During National Mentoring Month, we honor the caring individuals across 
our Nation who are committed to helping the next generation of Americans 
reach their full potential.
Mentors help teach important skills that are necessary for a healthy, 
successful life and help shape the character of our young people. They 
instill compassion and responsibility in our children and help motivate 
them to do their best in school. By providing leadership and guidance, 
mentors can inspire young people to set high goals and help them achieve 
a bright future.
My Administration is committed to helping the next generation realize 
the promise of our Nation. Through the USA Freedom Corps, we are 
providing opportunities for mentors to connect with children in schools, 
after-school programs, and community groups. The Helping America's Youth 
initiative, led by First Lady Laura Bush, raises awareness about the 
challenges facing our youth and encourages adults to connect with youth 
in three key areas: family, school, and community. The initiative also 
supports community partnerships that develop opportunities for mentoring 
and positive youth development.
I appreciate the contributions of all those who serve as mentors, and I 
encourage all Americans to get involved in mentoring programs. To learn 
about mentoring opportunities, citizens can visit the USA Freedom Corps 
website at volunteer.gov. By joining teachers, coaches, religious 
leaders, relatives, and other mentors, individuals can use their talents 
and experiences to enrich the lives of young people and demonstrate the 
compassionate spirit of 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 January 2007 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 observe this month with 
appropriate activities and programs.

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



Proclamation 8093 of December 27, 2006

Announcing the Death of Gerald R. Ford

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 Gerald R. Ford, 
the thirty-eighth President of the United States, on December 26, 2006.
President Ford was a great man who devoted the best years of his life to 
serving the United States of America. He was also a true gentleman who 
reflected the best in America's character. Before the world knew his 
name, he served with distinction in the United States Navy and the 
United States House of Representatives. As a congressman from Michigan, 
and then as Vice President, he commanded the respect and earned the 
goodwill of all who had the privilege of knowing him. On August 9, 1974, 
he stepped into the presidency without having ever sought the office.
During his time in office, the American people came to know President 
Ford as a man of complete integrity, who led our country with common 
sense and kind instincts. Americans will always admire Gerald Ford's 
unflinching performance of duty, the honorable conduct of his 
Administration, and the great rectitude of the man himself. We mourn the 
loss of such a leader, and our thirty-eighth President will always have 
a special place in our Nation's memory.
President Ford lived 93 years, and his life was a blessing to America. 
Now this fine man will be taken to his rest by a family that will love 
him always and by a Nation that will be grateful to him forever.
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 Gerald R. Ford, 
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.
I hereby order that suitable honors be rendered by units of the Armed 
Forces under orders of the Secretary of Defense.
In a further expression of our national grief, I will appoint in a 
subsequent proclamation a National Day of Mourning throughout the United 
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when the American people may assemble in their respective places of 
worship, there to pay homage to the memory of President Ford.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-seventh day 
of December, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8094 of December 28, 2006

National Day of Mourning for Gerald R. Ford

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

As a further mark of respect to the memory of Gerald R. Ford, the 
thirty-eighth President of the United States,
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 Gerald R. Ford, 
and as an expression of public sorrow, do appoint Tuesday, January 2, 
2007, 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 Ford. 
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 twenty-eighth day 
of December in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8095 of December 29, 2006

To Eliminate Tariffs on Certain Pharmaceuticals and Chemical 
Intermediates

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

1. During the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations (the 
``Uruguay Round''), a group of major trading countries agreed to 
reciprocal elimination of tariffs on certain pharmaceuticals and 
chemical intermediates, and that participants in this agreement would 
revise periodically the list of products subject to duty-free treatment. 
On December 13, 1996, at the Ministerial Conference of the World Trade 
Organization (WTO), the United States and 16 other major trading 
countries agreed to eliminate tariffs on additional pharmaceuticals and 
chemical intermediates. On April 1, 1997, the United States implemented 
this agreement in Proclamation 6982.

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The second revision to the list of products was negotiated under the 
auspices of the WTO in 1998. The United States implemented this revision 
on July 1, 1999, in Proclamation 7207. In 2006, the United States and 30 
other WTO members concluded negotiations, under the auspices of the WTO, 
on a further revision to the list of pharmaceuticals and chemical 
intermediates to receive duty-free treatment.
2. Section 111(b) of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act (URAA)(19 U.S.C. 
3521(b)) authorizes the President under specified circumstances to 
proclaim the modification of any duty or staged rate reduction of any 
duty set forth in Schedule XX-United States of America, annexed to the 
Marrakesh Protocol to the GATT 1994 (Schedule XX) for products that were 
the subject of reciprocal duty elimination negotiations during the 
Uruguay Round, if the United States agrees to such action in a 
multilateral negotiation under the auspices of the WTO. Section 111(b) 
also authorizes the President to proclaim such modifications as are 
necessary to correct technical errors in, or make other rectifications 
to, Schedule XX.
3. On October 3, 2006, consistent with section 115 of the URAA, the 
United States Trade Representative (USTR) submitted a report to the 
Committee on Ways and Means of the House of Representatives and the 
Committee on Finance of the Senate (the ``Committees'') that set forth 
the proposed further revision to the list of products subject to tariff 
eliminations.
4. Section 604 of the Trade Act, as amended (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.
5. Pursuant to section 111(b) of the URAA, I have determined that 
Schedule XX should be modified to reflect the implementation by the 
United States of the multilateral agreement on certain pharmaceuticals 
and chemical intermediates negotiated under the auspices of the WTO. In 
addition, I have determined that the pharmaceuticals appendix to the HTS 
should be modified to reflect the duty eliminations provided for in that 
agreement and to make certain technical corrections in the manner in 
which Schedule XX identifies particular products in order to ensure that 
they are accorded the intended duty treatment.
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 
section 111(b) of the URAA and section 604 of the 1974 Act, do proclaim 
that:
(1) In order to implement the multilateral agreement negotiated under 
the auspices of the WTO to eliminate tariffs on certain pharmaceutical 
products and chemical intermediates, and to make technical corrections 
in the tariff treatment accorded to such products, the HTS is modified 
as set forth in the Annex to this proclamation.
(2) Such modifications to the HTS shall be effective with respect to 
articles entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or 
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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 twenty-ninth day of 
December, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Proclamation 8096 of December 29, 2006

To Extend Nondiscriminatory Treatment (Normal Trade Relations Treatment) 
to the Products of Vietnam

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

1. Vietnam has demonstrated a strong desire to build a friendly and 
cooperative relationship with the United States and has been found to be 
in full compliance with the freedom of emigration requirements under 
title IV of the Trade Act of 1974 (the ``1974 Act'') (19 U.S.C. 2431 et 
seq.).
2. Pursuant to section 4002 of H.R. 6111, signed on December 20, 2006, I 
hereby determine that chapter 1 of title IV of the 1974 Act (19 U.S.C. 
2431-2439) should no longer apply to Vietnam.
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 
section 4002 of Public Law 109-432 do proclaim that:
1. Nondiscriminatory treatment (normal trade relations treatment) shall 
be extended to the products of Vietnam, which shall no longer be subject 
to chapter 1 of title IV of the 1974 Act.
2. The extension of nondiscriminatory treatment to the products of 
Vietnam shall be effective as of the date of signature of this 
proclamation.
3. All 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 twenty-ninth day of 
December, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH



Proclamation 8097 of December 29, 2006

To Modify the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, To Adjust 
Rules of Origin Under the United States-Australia Free Trade Agreement 
and for Other Purposes

By the President of the United States of America

A Proclamation

1. Section 1205(a) of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 
(the ``1988 Act'') (19 U.S.C. 3005(a)) directs the United States 
International Trade Commission (the ``Commission'') to keep the 
Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTS) under continuous 
review and periodically to recommend to the President such modifications 
to the HTS as the Commission considers necessary or appropriate to 
accomplish the purposes

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set forth in that subsection. The Commission has recommended 
modifications to the HTS pursuant to sections 1205(c) and (d) of the 
1988 Act (19 U.S.C. 3005(c) and (d)) to conform the HTS to amendments 
made to the International Convention on the Harmonized Commodity 
Description and Coding System (the ``Convention'').
2. Section 1206(a) of the 1988 Act (19 U.S.C. 3006(a)) authorizes the 
President to proclaim modifications to the HTS based on the 
recommendations of the Commission under section 1205 of the 1988 Act, if 
he determines that the modifications are in conformity with United 
States obligations under the Convention and do not run counter to the 
national economic interest of the United States. I have determined that 
the modifications to the HTS proclaimed in this proclamation pursuant to 
section 1206(a) of the 1988 Act (19 U.S.C. 3006(a)) are in conformity 
with United States obligations under the Convention and do not run 
counter to the national economic interest of the United States.
3. Presidential Proclamation 6641 of December 15, 1993, implemented the 
North American Free Trade Agreement (the ``NAFTA'') with respect to the 
United States and, pursuant to section 201 of the North American Free 
Trade Agreement Implementation Act (the ``NAFTA Implementation Act'') 
(19 U.S.C. 3331), the staged reductions in rates of duty that the 
President determined to be necessary or appropriate to carry out 
articles 302, 305, 307, 308, and 703 and Annexes 302.2, 307.1, 308.1, 
308.2, 300-B, 703.2, and 703.3 of the NAFTA. In order to ensure the 
continuation of such staged reductions in rates of duty for originating 
goods of Mexico under tariff categories that are being modified to 
reflect the amendments to the Convention, I have determined that 
additional modifications to the HTS are necessary or appropriate to 
carry out the duty reductions previously proclaimed.
4. Presidential Proclamation 6763 of December 23, 1994, implemented with 
respect to the United States the trade agreements resulting from the 
Uruguay Round of multilateral trade negotiations, including Schedule XX-
United States of America, annexed to the Marrakesh Protocol to the 
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 1994 (Schedule XX), that were 
entered into pursuant to sections 1102(a) and (e) of the 1988 Act (19 
U.S.C. 2902(a) and (e)) and approved in section 101(a) of the Uruguay 
Round Agreements Act (URAA) (19 U.S.C. 3511(a)).
5. Pursuant to the authority provided in section 111 of the URAA (19 
U.S.C. 3521) and sections 1102(a) and (e) of the 1988 Act, Proclamation 
6763 included the staged reductions in rates of duty that the President 
determined to be necessary or appropriate to carry out the provisions of 
Schedule XX. In order to ensure the continuation of such rates of duty 
for imported goods under tariff categories that are being modified to 
reflect the amendments to the Convention, I have determined that 
additional modifications to the HTS are necessary or appropriate to 
carry out the duty reductions previously proclaimed, including certain 
technical or conforming changes within the tariff schedule.
6. Presidential Proclamation 7351 of October 2, 2000, implemented 
section 211 of the United States-Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act 
(CBTPA) (title II of Public Law 106-200, 114 Stat. 286) in order to 
provide certain preferential tariff treatment to eligible articles that 
are the product of any country that the President designates as a 
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and that the President determines to have satisfied the requirements of 
section 213(b)(4)(A)(ii) of the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act 
(CBERA) (19 U.S.C. 2703(b)(4)(A)(ii)). Section 213(b)(3) of the CBERA 
(19 U.S.C. 2703(b)(3)) provides that the tariff treatment accorded at 
any time under the CBTPA to any article referred to in section 
213(b)(1)(B) through (F) of the CBERA (19 U.S.C. 2703(b)(1)(B) through 
(F)) that is a CBTPA originating good shall be identical to the tariff 
treatment that is accorded at such time under Annex 302.2 of the NAFTA 
to an article described in the same 8-digit subheading of the HTS that 
is a good of Mexico and is imported into the United States.
7. Pursuant to section 213(b) of the CBERA, Proclamation 7351 included 
the staged reductions in rates of duty that the President determined to 
be necessary or appropriate to provide such identical tariff treatment 
to CBTPA originating goods. In order to ensure the continuation of the 
rates of duty for imported goods under tariff categories that are being 
modified to reflect the amendments to the Convention, I have determined 
that additional modifications to the HTS are necessary or appropriate to 
carry out the duty reductions previously proclaimed.
8. Presidential Proclamation 7512 of December 7, 2001, implemented the 
Agreement Between the United States of America and the Hashemite Kingdom 
of Jordan on the Establishment of a Free Trade Area (JFTA), with respect 
to the United States and, pursuant to section 101 of the United States-
Jordan Free Trade Area Implementation Act (the ``JFTA Act'') (19 U.S.C. 
2112 note), the staged reductions in rates of duty that I determined to 
be necessary or appropriate to carry out the concessions set forth in 
Annex 2.1 to the JFTA. In order to ensure the continuation of such 
staged reductions in rates of duty for originating goods under tariff 
categories that are being modified to reflect the amendments to the 
Convention, I have determined that additional modifications to the HTS 
are necessary or appropriate to carry out the duty reductions previously 
proclaimed.
9. Presidential Proclamation 7747 of December 30, 2003, implemented the 
United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (USSFTA) with respect to 
the United States and, pursuant to section 201 of the United States-
Singapore Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (the ``USSFTA Act'') 
(19 U.S.C. 3805 note), the staged reductions in rates of duty that I 
determined to be necessary or appropriate to carry out or apply articles 
2.2, 2.5, 2.6, and 2.12 of the USSFTA and the schedule of reductions 
with respect to the Republic of Singapore set forth in Annex 2B of the 
USSFTA. In order to ensure the continuation of such staged reductions in 
rates of duty for originating goods under tariff categories that are 
being modified to reflect the amendments to the Convention, I have 
determined that additional modifications to the HTS are necessary or 
appropriate to carry out the duty reductions previously proclaimed.
10. Presidential Proclamation 7746 of December 30, 2003, implemented the 
United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement (USCFTA) with respect to the 
United States and, pursuant to section 201 of the United States-Chile 
Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (the ``CFTA Act'') (19 U.S.C. 
3805 note), the staged reductions in rates of duty that I determined to 
be necessary or appropriate to carry out or apply articles 3.3 
(including the schedule of United States duty reductions with respect to 
originating goods set forth in Annex 3.3 to the USCFTA), 3.7, 3.9, and 
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of the USCFTA. In order to ensure the continuation of such staged 
reductions in rates of duty for originating goods under tariff 
categories that are being modified to reflect the amendments to the 
Convention, I have determined that additional modifications to the HTS 
are necessary or appropriate to carry out the duty reductions previously 
proclaimed.
11. Presidential Proclamation 7857 of December 20, 2004, implemented the 
United States-Australia Free Trade Agreement (USAFTA) with respect to 
the United States and, pursuant to section 201 of the United States-
Australia Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (the ``USAFTA Act'') 
(19 U.S.C. 3805 note), the staged reductions in rates of duty that I 
determined to be necessary or appropriate to carry out or apply articles 
2.3, 2.5, and 2.6 of the USAFTA and the schedule of reductions with 
respect to Australia set forth in Annex 2B of the USAFTA.
12. Because the substance of the changes to the Convention will be 
reflected in slightly differing form in the national tariff schedules of 
the parties to the USAFTA, the rules of origin set out in Annexes 4A and 
5A of that Agreement must be changed to ensure that the tariff and 
certain other treatment accorded under the USAFTA to originating goods 
will continue to be provided under the tariff categories that are being 
modified to reflect the amendments to the Convention. The USAFTA parties 
have agreed to make these changes.
13. Section 203 of the USAFTA Act provides certain rules for determining 
whether a good is an originating good for the purposes of implementing 
tariff treatment under the USAFTA. Section 203(o) of the USAFTA Act 
authorizes the President to proclaim the rules of origin set out in the 
USAFTA and any subordinate tariff categories necessary to carry out the 
USAFTA.
14. I have determined that the modifications to the HTS proclaimed in 
this proclamation pursuant to sections 201 and 203 of the USAFTA Act are 
necessary or appropriate to ensure that the tariff and certain other 
treatment accorded under the USAFTA will continue to be given to 
originating goods under tariff categories that are being modified to 
reflect the amendments to the Convention and to carry out the duty 
reductions previously proclaimed.
15. Presidential Proclamation 7971 of December 22, 2005, implemented the 
United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement (USMFTA) with respect to the 
United States and, pursuant to section 201 of the United States-Morocco 
Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (the ``USMFTA Act'') (19 U.S.C. 
3805 note), the staged reductions in rates of duty that I determined to 
be necessary or appropriate to carry out or apply articles 2.3, 2.5, 
2.6, 4.1, 4.3.9, 4.3.10, 4.3.11, 4.3.13, 4.3.14, and 4.3.15 of the 
USMFTA and the schedule of reductions with respect to Morocco set forth 
in Annex IV of the USMFTA. In order to ensure the continuation of such 
staged reductions in rates of duty for originating goods under tariff 
categories that are being modified to reflect the amendments to the 
Convention, I have determined that additional modifications to the HTS 
are necessary or appropriate to carry out the duty reductions previously 
proclaimed.
16. Presidential Proclamations 7987 of February 28, 2006, 7991 of March 
24, 2006, 7996 of March 31, 2006, and 8034 of June 30, 2006, implemented

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the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade 
Agreement (CAFTA-DR Agreement) with respect to the United States and, 
pursuant to section 201 of the Dominican Republic-Central America-United 
States Implementation Act (the ``CAFTA-DR Act'') (19 U.S.C. 4031), the 
staged reductions in rates of duty that I determined to be necessary or 
appropriate to carry out or apply articles 3.3, 3.5, 3.6, 3.21, 3.26, 
3.27, and 3.28, and Annexes 3.3 (including the schedule of the United 
States duty reductions with respect to originating goods), 3.27, and 
3.28. In order to ensure the continuation of such staged reductions in 
rates of duty for originating goods under tariff categories that are 
being modified to reflect the amendments to the Convention, I have 
determined that additional modifications to the HTS are necessary or 
appropriate to carry out the duty reductions previously proclaimed.
17. Presidential Proclamation 8039 of July 27, 2006, implemented the 
United States-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement (USBFTA) with respect to the 
United States and, pursuant to section 201 of the United States-Bahrain 
Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act (the ``USBFTA Act'') (19 U.S.C. 
3805 note), the staged reductions in rates of duty that I determined to 
be necessary or appropriate to carry out or apply articles 2.3, 2.5, 
2.6, 3.2.8, and 3.2.9, and the schedule of reductions with respect to 
Bahrain set forth in Annex 2-B of the USBFTA. In order to ensure the 
continuation of such staged reductions in rates of duty for originating 
goods under tariff categories that are being modified to reflect the 
amendments to the Convention, I have determined that additional 
modifications to the HTS are necessary or appropriate to carry out the 
duty reductions previously proclaimed.
18. Section 604 of the Trade Act of 1974, as amended (the ``Trade Act'') 
(19 U.S.C. 2483), authorizes the President to embody in the HTS the 
substance of the 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. Section 1206(c) of the 1988 Act, as amended (19 
U.S.C. 3006(c)), provides that any modifications proclaimed by the 
President under section 1206(a) of that Act may not take effect before 
the thirtieth day after the date on which the text of the proclamation 
is published in the Federal Register.
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 1102 and 1206 of the 1988 Act, section 214 of the CBERA, 
section 201 of the NAFTA Implementation Act, section 111 of the URAA, 
section 101 of the JFTA Act, section 201 of the USSFTA Act, section 201 
of the USCFTA Act, sections 201 and 203 of the USAFTA Act, section 201 
of the USMFTA Act, section 201 of the CAFTA-DR Act, section 201 of the 
USBFTA Act, and section 604 of the Trade Act do proclaim that:
(1) In order to modify the HTS to conform it to the Convention or any 
amendment thereto recommended for adoption, to promote the uniform 
application of the Convention, to establish additional subordinate 
tariff categories, and to make technical and conforming changes to 
existing provisions, the HTS is modified as set forth in Annex I of 
Publication 3898 of the United States International Trade Commission, 
entitled, ``Modifications to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the 
United States Under Section 1206

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of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988,'' which is 
incorporated by reference into this proclamation.
(2) In order to provide for the continuation of previously proclaimed 
staged duty reductions in the Rates of Duty 1-Special subcolumn for 
originating goods of Mexico under the NAFTA that are classifiable in the 
provisions modified by Annex I of Publication 3898 and entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after each of the dates 
specified in section F of Annex II of Publication 3898, the rate of duty 
in the HTS set forth in the Rates of Duty 1-Special subcolumn for each 
of the HTS subheadings enumerated in section F of Annex II shall be 
deleted and the rate of duty provided in such section inserted in lieu 
thereof.
(3) In order to provide for the continuation of previously proclaimed 
staged duty reductions in the Rates of Duty 1-Special subcolumn for 
goods under the terms of general note 17 to the HTS that are 
classifiable in the provisions modified by Annex I of Publication 3898 
and entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after 
each of the dates specified in section H of Annex II of Publication 
3898, the rate of duty in the HTS set forth in the Rates of Duty 1-
Special subcolumn for each of the HTS subheadings enumerated in section 
H of Annex II shall be deleted and the rate of duty provided in such 
section inserted in lieu thereof.
(4) In order to provide for the continuation of previously proclaimed 
staged duty reductions in the Rates of Duty 1-Special subcolumn for 
originating goods of Jordan under the JFTA that are classifiable in the 
provisions modified by Annex I of Publication 3898 and entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after each of the dates 
specified in section D of Annex II of Publication 3898, the rate of duty 
in the HTS set forth in the Rates of Duty 1-Special subcolumn for each 
of the HTS subheadings enumerated in section D of Annex II shall be 
deleted and the rate of duty provided in such section inserted in lieu 
thereof.
(5) In order to provide for the continuation of previously proclaimed 
staged duty reductions in the Rates of Duty 1-Special subcolumn for 
originating goods of Singapore under USSFTA that are classifiable in the 
provisions modified by Annex I of Publication 3898 and entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after each of the dates 
specified in sections J of Annex II of Publication 3898, the rate of 
duty in the HTS set forth in the Rates of Duty 1-Special subcolumn for 
each of the HTS subheadings enumerated in section J of Annex II shall be 
deleted and the rate of duty provided in such section inserted in lieu 
thereof.
(6) In order to provide for the continuation of previously proclaimed 
staged duty reductions in the Rates of Duty 1-Special subcolumn for 
originating goods of Chile under USCFTA that are classifiable in the 
provisions modified by Annex I of Publication 3898 and entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after each of the dates 
specified in sections C, K, and L of Annex II of Publication 3898, the 
rate of duty in the HTS set forth in the Rates of Duty 1-Special 
subcolumn for each of the HTS subheadings enumerated in sections C, K, 
and L of Annex II shall be deleted and the rate of duty provided in such 
section inserted in lieu thereof.
(7) In order to provide for the continuation of previously proclaimed 
staged duty reductions in the Rates of Duty 1-Special subcolumn for 
originating goods of Australia under USAFTA that are classifiable in the 
provisions modified by Annex I of Publication 3898 and entered, or 
withdrawn from

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warehouse for consumption, on or after each of the dates specified in 
section A of Annex II of Publication 3898, the rate of duty in the HTS 
set forth in the Rates of Duty 1-Special subcolumn for each of the HTS 
subheadings enumerated in section A of Annex II shall be deleted and the 
rate of duty provided in such section inserted in lieu thereof.
(8) In order to modify the rules of origin under the USAFTA to reflect 
the modifications to the HTS being made to conform it to the Convention 
and to make certain conforming changes, general note 28 to the HTS is 
further modified as provided in Annex III to Publication 3898.
(9) In order to provide for the continuation of previously proclaimed 
staged duty reductions in the Rates of Duty 1-Special subcolumn for 
originating goods of Morocco under USMFTA that are classifiable in the 
provisions modified by Annex I of Publication 3898 and entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after each of the dates 
specified in section E of Annex II of Publication 3898, the rate of duty 
in the HTS set forth in the Rates of Duty 1-Special subcolumn for each 
of the HTS subheadings enumerated in section E of Annex II shall be 
deleted and the rate of duty provided in such section inserted in lieu 
thereof.
(10) In order to provide for the continuation of previously proclaimed 
staged duty reductions in the Rates of Duty 1-Special subcolumn for 
originating goods under general note 29 to the HTS that are classifiable 
in the provisions modified by Annex I of Publication 3898 and entered, 
or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after each of the 
dates specified in section G of Annex II of Publication 3898, the rate 
of duty in the HTS set forth in the Rates of Duty 1-Special subcolumn 
for each of the HTS subheadings enumerated in section G of Annex II 
shall be deleted and the rate of duty provided in such section inserted 
in lieu thereof.
(11) In order to provide for the continuation of previously proclaimed 
staged duty reductions in the Rates of Duty 1-Special subcolumn for 
originating goods of Bahrain under USBFTA that are classifiable in the 
provisions modified by Annex I of Publication 3898 and entered, or 
withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or after each of the dates 
specified in section B of Annex II of Publication 3898, the rate of duty 
in the HTS set forth in the Rates of Duty 1-Special subcolumn for each 
of the HTS subheadings enumerated in section B of Annex II shall be 
deleted and the rate of duty provided in such section inserted in lieu 
thereof.
(12) 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.
(13)(a) The modifications and technical rectifications to the HTS set 
forth in Annexes I and III to Publication 3898 shall be effective with 
respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, 
on or after the later of (i) February 1, 2007, or (ii) the thirtieth day 
after the date of publication of this proclamation in the Federal 
Register.
(b) The modifications to the HTS set forth in Annex II to Publication 
3898 shall be effective with respect to goods entered, or withdrawn from 
warehouse for consumption, on or after the respective dates specified in 
each section of such Annex for the goods described therein.

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



Proclamation 8098 of December 29, 2006

To Take Certain Actions Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act and 
the Generalized System of Preferences

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 the Republic of Liberia (Liberia) meets 
the eligibility requirements set forth or referenced therein, and I have 
decided to designate Liberia as an eligible sub-Saharan African country 
and as a beneficiary sub-Saharan African country.
5. I further determine that Liberia satisfies the criterion for 
treatment as a ``lesser developed beneficiary sub-Saharan African 
country'' under section 112(b)(3)(B) of the AGOA.
6. Pursuant to sections 501 and 502(a) of the 1974 Act (19 U.S.C. 2461, 
2462(a)), the President is authorized to designate countries as 
beneficiary developing countries and to designate any beneficiary 
developing country as a least-developed beneficiary developing country, 
for purposes of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) program.
7. Section 502(b)(1)(C) of the 1974 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.
8. Section 507(2) of the 1974 Act (19 U.S.C. 2467(2)) provides that in 
the case of an association of countries that is a free trade area or 
customs union, or that is contributing to a comprehensive regional 
economic integration among its members through appropriate means, the 
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provide that members of such an association other than members that are 
barred from designation under section 502(b) of the 1974 Act (19 U.S.C. 
2462(b)) shall be treated as one country for purposes of the GSP.
9. Pursuant to section 502 of the 1974 Act, and taking into account the 
factors set forth in section 502(c)(19 U.S.C. 2462(c)), I have 
determined that East Timor should be designated as a beneficiary 
developing country under the GSP.
10. Pursuant to section 502 of the 1974 Act, and having considered the 
factors set forth in sections 501 and 502(c), I have also determined 
that East Timor should be designated as a least-developed beneficiary 
developing country for purposes of the GSP.
11. In accordance with section 502(b)(1)(C) of the 1974 Act, I have 
determined that Bulgaria and Romania may no longer be designated as 
beneficiary developing countries for purposes of the GSP, effective for 
each of these countries when it becomes a European Union Member State.
12. On June 29, 2005, I determined that currently qualifying members of 
the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) should be 
treated as one country for purposes of the GSP. In Proclamation 7912 of 
that date, I added SAARC and the currently qualifying countries to 
general note 4(a) to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS). Pursuant to 
section 507(2) of the 1974 Act, I have determined that Afghanistan 
should be designated as a member of SAARC for purposes of the GSP on the 
date that it becomes a SAARC member.
13. Section 604 of the 1974 Act (19 U.S.C. 2483), as amended, authorizes 
the President to embody in the HTS of the United States 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 
section 104 of the AGOA and title V and section 604 of the 1974 Act (19 
U.S.C. 2461-67, 2483), do proclaim that:
(1) Liberia 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 ``Republic of Liberia,'' 
effective with respect to articles entered, or withdrawn from warehouse 
for consumption, on or after January 1, 2007.
(3) For purposes of section 112(b)(3)(B) of the AGOA, Liberia is a 
lesser developed beneficiary sub-Saharan African country.
(4) East Timor is designated as a beneficiary developing country for 
purposes of the GSP.
(5) In order to reflect this designation in the HTS, general note 4(a) 
to the HTS is modified by adding in alphabetical order ``East Timor'' to 
the list entitled, ``Independent Countries,'' effective with respect to 
articles entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for consumption, on or 
after the twentieth day after the date of this proclamation.

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(6) East Timor is designated as a least-developed beneficiary developing 
country for purposes of the GSP.
(7) In order to reflect this designation in the HTS, general note 
4(b)(i) is modified by adding in alphabetical order ``East Timor,'' 
effective with respect to articles entered, or withdrawn from warehouse 
for consumption, on or after the sixty-fifth day after the date of this 
proclamation.
(8) Bulgaria and Romania shall no longer be designated as beneficiary 
developing countries for purposes of the GSP upon the date that each 
country becomes a European Union Member State. The United States Trade 
Representative shall announce each such date in a notice published in 
the Federal Register.
(9) In order to reflect these changes in the HTS, general note 4(a) to 
the HTS is modified by deleting ``Bulgaria'' and ``Romania'' from the 
list entitled, ``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.
(10) Afghanistan is designated as a member of the South Asian 
Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) for purposes of the GSP on 
the date that it becomes a SAARC member. The United States Trade 
Representative shall announce such date in a notice published in the 
Federal Register.
(11) In order to reflect this determination in the HTS, general note 
4(a) to the HTS is modified by adding in alphabetical order 
``Afghanistan'' to the list entitled, ``Member Countries of the South 
Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC),'' effective with 
respect to articles entered, or withdrawn from warehouse for 
consumption, on or after the day on which Afghanistan becomes a SAARC 
member.
(12) 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 twenty-ninth day of 
December, in the year of our Lord two thousand six, and of the 
Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-
first.
GEORGE W. BUSH

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Executive Order 13395 of January 13, 2006

Designating the Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria as a 
Public International Organization Entitled To Enjoy Certain Privileges, 
Exemptions, and Immunities

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, including sections 1 and 16 of the 
International Organizations Immunities Act (22 U.S.C. 288 and 288f-6), 
it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Designation. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and 
Malaria (Global Fund) is hereby designated as a public international 
organization entitled to enjoy the privileges, exemptions, and 
immunities provided by the International Organizations Immunities Act.
Sec. 2. Non-Abridgement. The designation in section 1 is not intended to 
abridge in any respect privileges, exemptions, or immunities that the 
Global Fund otherwise may have acquired or may acquire by law.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    January 13, 2006.



Executive Order 13396 of February 7, 2006

Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Conflict in 
C[ocirc]te d'Ivoire

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 to assist in addressing 
humanitarian, safety, and other concerns in or in relation to the 
country of C[ocirc]te d'Ivoire,

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I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, determine 
that the situation in or in relation to C[ocirc]te d'Ivoire, which has 
been addressed by the United Nations Security Council in Resolution 1572 
of November 15, 2004, and subsequent resolutions, that has resulted in 
the massacre of large numbers of civilians, widespread human rights 
abuses, significant political violence and unrest, and attacks against 
international peacekeeping forces leading to fatalities, constitutes an 
unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign 
policy of the United States and hereby declare a national emergency to 
deal with that threat, and hereby order:
Section 1. (a) Except to the extent that section 203(b)(1), (3), and (4) 
of the IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(1), (3), and (4)) may apply, or 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, all property and interests in property 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 any United 
States person, including any overseas branch, of the following 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, after 
consultation with the Secretary of State:

(A) to constitute a threat to the peace and national reconciliation process 
in C[ocirc]te d'Ivoire, such as by blocking the implementation of the 
Linas-Marcoussis Agreement of January 24, 2003, the Accra III Agreement of 
July 30, 2004, and the Pretoria Agreement of April 6, 2005;

(B) to be responsible for serious violations of international law in 
C[ocirc]te d'Ivoire;

(C) to have directly or indirectly supplied, sold, or transferred to 
C[ocirc]te d'Ivoire arms or any related materiel or any assistance, advice, 
or training related to military activities;

(D) to have publicly incited violence and hatred contributing to the 
conflict in C[ocirc]te d'Ivoire;

(E) to have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, 
material, or technological support for, or goods or services in support of, 
the activities described in paragraphs (a)(ii)(A), (a)(ii)(B), (a)(ii)(C), 
or (a)(ii)(D) of this section or any person listed in or designated 
pursuant to this order; or

(F) to be owned or controlled by, or acting or purporting to act for or on 
behalf of, directly or indirectly, any person listed in or designated 
pursuant to this order.

(b) I hereby determine that, to the extent section 203(b)(2) of the 
IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(2)) may apply, the making of donations of the 
type of articles specified in such section by, to, or for the benefit 
of, any person listed in or designated pursuant to this order 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.

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(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 
listed in or designated pursuant to this order, and (ii) the receipt of 
any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services from any such 
person.
Sec. 2. (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. 3. For purposes of this order:
(a) the term ``entity'' means a partnership, association, trust, joint 
venture, corporation, group, subgroup, or other organization;
(b) the term ``person'' means an individual or entity;
(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 ``arms or any related materiel'' means arms or related 
materiel of all types, including military aircraft and equipment, but 
excludes:
    (i) supplies and technical assistance intended solely for the 
support of or use by the United Nations Operation in C[ocirc]te d'Ivoire 
and forces of France who support them;
    (ii) supplies of non-lethal military equipment intended solely for 
humanitarian or protective use, and related technical assistance and 
training;
    (iii) supplies of protective clothing, including flak jackets and 
military helmets, temporarily exported to C[ocirc]te d'Ivoire by United 
Nations personnel, representatives of the media, and humanitarian and 
development workers and associated personnel, for their personal use 
only;
    (iv) supplies temporarily exported to C[ocirc]te d'Ivoire to the 
forces of a country that is taking action solely and directly to 
facilitate the evacuation of its nationals and those for whom it has 
consular responsibility in C[ocirc]te d'Ivoire; and
    (v) supplies of arms and related materiel and technical training and 
assistance intended solely for support of or use in the process of 
restructuring defense and security forces pursuant to paragraph 3, 
subparagraph (f) of the Linas-Marcoussis Agreement.
Sec. 4. For those persons listed in or designated pursuant to 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.

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Sec. 5. The Secretary of the Treasury, after 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 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 
executive 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. The Secretary 
of the Treasury shall ensure compliance with those provisions of section 
401 of the NEA (50 U.S.C. 1641) applicable to the Department of the 
Treasury in relation to this order.
Sec. 6. The Secretary of the Treasury, after 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 the NEA (50 U.S.C. 1641(c)) and 
section 204(c) of the IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1703(c)).
Sec. 7. The Secretary of the Treasury, after 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. 8. 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 any party against the United States, its departments, 
agencies, instrumentalities, or entities, its officers or employees, or 
any other person.
Sec. 9. This order is effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern standard time on 
February 8, 2006.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    February 7, 2006.

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Executive Order 13397 of March 7, 2006

Responsibilities of the Department of Homeland Security 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 a Center for Faith-Based and Community 
Initiatives at the Department of Homeland Security.
    (a) The Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) shall establish 
within the Department of Homeland Security (Department) a Center for 
Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (Center).
    (b) The Center shall be supervised by a Director appointed by 
Secretary. The Secretary shall consult with the Director of the White 
House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (WHOFBCI Director) 
prior to making such appointment.
    (c) The Department shall provide the Center with appropriate staff, 
administrative support, and other resources to meet its responsibilities 
under this order.
    (d) The Center shall begin operations no later than 45 days from the 
date of this order.
Sec. 2. Purpose of Center. The purpose of the Center shall 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 Center for Faith-Based and Community 
Initiatives. In carrying out the purpose set forth in section 2 of this 
order, the Center shall:
    (a) conduct, in coordination with the WHOFBCI Director, a 
department-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 Department, including 
but not limited to regulations, rules, orders, procurement, and other 
internal policies and practices, and outreach activities that unlawfully 
discriminate against, or otherwise discourage or disadvantage the 
participation of faith-based and other community organizations in 
Federal programs;
    (b) coordinate a comprehensive departmental effort to incorporate 
faith-based and other community organizations in Department 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;

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    (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 Departmental 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, the Center shall prepare and submit a report to the 
WHOFBCI Director.
    (b) Contents. The report shall include a description of the 
Department'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 shall include annual 
performance indicators and measurable objectives for Departmental 
action. Each report filed thereafter shall measure the Department's 
performance against the objectives set forth in the initial report.
Sec. 5. Responsibilities of the Secretary. The Secretary shall:
    (a) designate an employee within the department to serve as the 
liaison and point of contact with the WHOFBCI Director; and
    (b) cooperate with the WHOFBCI Director and provide such 
information, support, and assistance to the WHOFBCI Director as 
requested to implement this order.
Sec. 6. General Provisions. (a) This order shall be implemented 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 by a 
party against the United States, its agencies, or entities, its 
officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    March 7, 2006.

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Executive Order 13398 of April 18, 2006

National Mathematics Advisory Panel

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. To help keep America competitive, support American 
talent and creativity, encourage innovation throughout the American 
economy, and help State, local, territorial, and tribal governments give 
the Nation's children and youth the education they need to succeed, it 
shall be the policy of the United States to foster greater knowledge of 
and improved performance in mathematics among American students.
Sec. 2. Establishment and Mission of Panel. (a) There is hereby 
established within the Department of Education (Department) the National 
Mathematics Advisory Panel (Panel).
    (b) The Panel shall advise the President and the Secretary of 
Education (Secretary) consistent with this order on means to implement 
effectively the policy set forth in section 1, including with respect to 
the conduct, evaluation, and effective use of the results of research 
relating to proven-effective and evidence-based mathematics instruction.
Sec. 3. Membership and Chair of Panel. (a) The Panel shall consist of no 
more than 30 members as follows:
    (i) no more than 20 members from among individuals not employed by 
the Federal Government, appointed by the Secretary for such terms as the 
Secretary may specify at the time of appointment; and
    (ii) no more than 10 members from among officers and employees of 
Federal agencies, designated by the Secretary after consultation with 
the heads of the agencies concerned.
    (b) From among the members appointed under paragraph(3)(a)(i) of 
this order, the Secretary shall designate a Chair of the Panel.
    (c) Subject to the direction of the Secretary, the Chair of the 
Panel shall convene and preside at meetings of the Panel, determine its 
agenda, direct its work and, as appropriate to deal with particular 
subject matters, establish and direct the work of subgroups of the Panel 
that shall consist exclusively of members of the Panel.
Sec. 4. Report to the President on Strengthening Mathematics Education. 
In carrying out subsection 2(b) of this order, the Panel shall submit to 
the President, through the Secretary, a preliminary report not later 
than January 31, 2007, and a final report not later than February 28, 
2008. Both reports shall, at a minimum, contain recommendations, based 
on the best available scientific evidence, on the following:
    (a) the critical skills and skill progressions for students to 
acquire competence in algebra and readiness for higher levels of 
mathematics;
    (b) the role and appropriate design of standards and assessment in 
promoting mathematical competence;
    (c) the processes by which students of various abilities and 
backgrounds learn mathematics;

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    (d) instructional practices, programs, and materials that are 
effective for improving mathematics learning;
    (e) the training, selection, placement, and professional development 
of teachers of mathematics in order to enhance students' learning of 
mathematics;
    (f) the role and appropriate design of systems for delivering 
instruction in mathematics that combine the different elements of 
learning processes, curricula, instruction, teacher training and 
support, and standards, assessments, and accountability;
    (g) needs for research in support of mathematics education;
    (h) ideas for strengthening capabilities to teach children and youth 
basic mathematics, geometry, algebra, and calculus and other 
mathematical disciplines;
    (i) such other matters relating to mathematics education as the 
Panel deems appropriate; and
    (j) such other matters relating to mathematics education as the 
Secretary may require.
Sec. 5. Additional Reports. The Secretary may require the Panel, in 
carrying out subsection 2(b) of this order, to submit such additional 
reports relating to the policy set forth in section 1 as the Secretary 
deems appropriate.
Sec. 6. General Provisions. (a) This order shall be implemented in a 
manner consistent with applicable law, including section 103 of the 
Department of Education Organization Act (20 U.S.C. 3403), and subject 
to the availability of appropriations.
    (b) The Department shall provide such administrative support and 
funding for the Panel as the Secretary determines appropriate. To the 
extent permitted by law, and where practicable, agencies shall, upon 
request by the Secretary, provide assistance to the Panel.
    (c) The Panel shall obtain information and advice as appropriate in 
the course of its work from:
    (i) officers or employees of Federal agencies, unless otherwise 
directed by the head of the agency concerned;
    (ii) State, local, territorial, and tribal officials;
    (iii) experts on matters relating to the policy set forth in section 
1;
    (iv) parents and teachers; and
    (v) such other individuals as the Panel deems appropriate or as the 
Secretary may direct.
    (d) Members of the Panel who are not officers or employees of the 
United States shall serve without compensation and may receive 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), consistent with the availability of funds.
    (e) Insofar as the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 
U.S.C. App.) (the ``Act''), may apply to the administration of any 
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order, any functions of the President under that 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.
    (f) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or 
benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable by any party at law or 
in equity against the United States, its departments, agencies, 
entities, officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
Sec. 7. Termination. Unless hereafter extended by the President, this 
Advisory Panel shall terminate 2 years after the date of this order.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    April 18, 2006.



Executive Order 13399 of April 25, 2006

Blocking Property of Additional Persons in Connection With the National 
Emergency With Respect 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.), 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 Resolution (UNSCR) 1636 of October 31, 2005,
I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, determine 
that it is in the interests of the United States to (1) assist the 
international independent investigation Commission (the ``Commission'') 
established pursuant to UNSCR 1595 of April 7, 2005, (2) assist the 
Government of Lebanon in identifying and holding accountable in 
accordance with applicable law those persons who were involved in 
planning, sponsoring, organizing, or perpetrating the terrorist act in 
Beirut, Lebanon, on February 14, 2005, that resulted in the 
assassination of former Prime Minister of Lebanon Rafiq Hariri, and the 
deaths of 22 others, and other bombings or assassination attempts in 
Lebanon since October 1, 2004, that are related to Hariri's 
assassination or that implicate the Government of Syria or its officers 
or agents, and (3) take note of the Commission's conclusions in its 
report of October 19, 2005, that there is converging evidence pointing 
to both Lebanese and Syrian involvement in terrorist acts, that 
interviewees tried to mislead the Commission's investigation by giving 
false or inaccurate statements, and that a senior official of Syria 
submitted false information to the Commission. In light of these 
determinations, and to take additional steps with respect to the 
national emergency declared in Executive Order 13338 of May 11, 2004, 
concerning certain actions of the Government of Syria, I hereby order:
Section 1. (a) Except to the extent that sections 203(b)(1), (3), and 
(4) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(1), (3) and (4)) may apply, or to the 
extent provided in regulations, orders, directives, or licenses that may 
be issued pursuant to this order, and notwithstanding any contract 
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license or permit granted prior to the effective date of this order, all 
property and interests in property 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 any United States person, including 
any overseas branch, of the following persons are blocked and may not be 
transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in: persons 
determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, after consultation with the 
Secretary of State,
    (i) to be, or to have been, involved in the planning, sponsoring, 
organizing, or perpetrating of:

  (A) the terrorist act in Beirut, Lebanon, that resulted in the 
assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri and the deaths 
of 22 others; or

  (B) any other bombing, assassination, or assassination attempt in Lebanon 
since October 1, 2004, that is related to Hariri's assassination or that 
implicates the Government of Syria or its officers or agents;

    (ii) to have obstructed or otherwise impeded the work of the 
Commission established pursuant to UNSCR 1595;
    (iii) to have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, 
material, or technological support for, or goods or services in support 
of, any such terrorist act, bombing, or assassination attempt, or any 
person designated pursuant to this order; or
    (iv) to be owned or controlled by, or acting or purporting to act 
for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, any person designated 
pursuant to this order.
    (b) I hereby determine that, to the extent section 203(b)(2) of 
IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(2)) may apply, the making of donations of the 
type of articles specified in such section by, to, or for the benefit of 
any person designated pursuant to this order would seriously impair my 
ability to deal with the national emergency declared in Executive Order 
13338, 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 
designated pursuant to this order, and (ii) the receipt of any 
contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services from any such 
person.
Sec. 2. (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. 3. For the 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; and
    (c) the term ``United States person'' means any United States 
citizen, permanent resident alien, entity organized under the laws of 
the United States

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or any jurisdiction within the United States (including foreign 
branches), or any person in the United States.
Sec. 4. For those persons designated pursuant to 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 Executive Order 13338, 
there need be no prior notice of a determination made pursuant to 
section 1(a) of this order.
Sec. 5. The Secretary of the Treasury, after 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. 6. 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 any party against the United States, its departments, 
agencies, instrumentalities, or entities, its officers or employees, or 
any other person.
Sec. 7. This order is effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on 
April 26, 2006.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    April 25, 2006.



Executive Order 13400 of April 26, 2006

Blocking Property of Persons in Connection With the Conflict in Sudan's 
Darfur Region

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,
I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, find that 
an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign 
policy of the United States is posed by the persistence of violence in 
Sudan's Darfur region, particularly against civilians and including 
sexual violence against women and girls, and by the deterioration of the 
security situation and its negative impact on humanitarian assistance 
efforts, as noted

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by the United Nations Security Council in Resolution 1591 of March 29, 
2005, and, to deal with that threat, hereby expand the scope of the 
national emergency declared in Executive Order 13067 of November 3, 
1997, with respect to the policies and actions of the Government of 
Sudan, and hereby order:
Section 1. (a) Except to the extent that sections 203(b) (1), (3), and 
(4) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(1), (3), and (4)) may apply, or 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, 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 any United States person, including any 
overseas branch, 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, after 
consultation with the Secretary of State:

 (A) to have constituted a threat to the peace process in Darfur;

 (B) to have constituted a threat to stability in Darfur and the region;

 (C) to be responsible for conduct related to the conflict in Darfur that 
violates international law;

 (D) to be responsible for heinous conduct with respect to human life or 
limb related to the conflict in Darfur;

 (E) to have directly or indirectly supplied, sold, or transferred arms or 
any related materiel, or any assistance, advice, or training related to 
military activities to:

     (1) the Government of Sudan;
     (2) the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army;
     (3) the Justice and Equality Movement;
     (4) the Janjaweed; or
     (5) any person (other than a person listed in subparagraph 
(E)(1) through (E)(4) above) operating in the states of North 
Darfur, South Darfur, or West Darfur that is a belligerent, a 
nongovernmental entity, or an individual;

 (F) to be responsible for offensive military overflights in and over the 
Darfur region;

 (G) to have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, 
materiel, or technological support for, or goods or services in support of, 
the activities described in paragraph (a)(ii)(A) through (F) of this 
section or any person listed in or designated pursuant to this order; or

 (H) to be owned or controlled by, or acting or purporting to act for or on 
behalf of, directly or indirectly, any person listed in or designated 
pursuant to this order.

(b) I hereby determine that, to the extent section 203(b)(2) of IEEPA 
(50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(2)) may apply, the making of donations of the type of 
articles specified in such section by, to, or for the benefit of any 
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in or designated pursuant to this order would seriously impair my 
ability to deal with the national emergency declared in Executive Order 
13067 and expanded in this order, and I hereby prohibit such donations 
as provided by paragraph (a) of this section.
(c) The prohibitions of 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 
listed in or designated pursuant to this order, and (ii) the receipt of 
any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services from any such 
person.
Sec. 2. (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. 3. For the 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 ``arms or any related materiel'' means arms or related 
materiel of all types, military aircraft, and equipment, but excludes:
     (i) supplies and technical assistance, including training, intended 
solely for use in authorized monitoring, verification, or peace support 
operations, including such operations led by regional organizations;
     (ii) supplies of non-lethal military equipment intended solely for 
humanitarian use, human rights monitoring use, or protective use, and 
related technical assistance, including training;
     (iii) supplies of protective clothing, including flak jackets and 
military helmets, for use by United Nations personnel, representatives 
of the media, and humanitarian and development workers and associated 
personnel, for their personal use only;
     (iv) assistance and supplies provided in support of implementation 
of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed January 9, 2005, by the 
Government of Sudan and the People's Liberation Movement/Army; and
     (v) other movements of military equipment and supplies into the 
Darfur region by the United States or that are permitted by a rule or 
decision of the Secretary of State, after consultation with the 
Secretary of the Treasury.
Sec. 4. For those persons listed in or designated pursuant to 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 
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these measures to be effective in addressing the national emergency 
declared in Executive Order 13067 and expanded by this order, there need 
be no prior notice of a listing or determination made pursuant to 
section 1 of this order.
Sec. 5. The Secretary of the Treasury, after 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. The Secretary of the 
Treasury shall ensure compliance with those provisions of section 401 of 
the NEA (50 U.S.C. 1641) applicable to the Department of the Treasury in 
relation to this order.
Sec. 6. The Secretary of the Treasury, after consultation with the 
Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to submit the recurring and 
final reports to the Congress on the national emergency expanded by 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. 7. The Secretary of the Treasury, after 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. 8. 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 any party against the United States, its departments, 
agencies, instrumentalities, or entities, its officers or employees, or 
any other person.
Sec. 9. This order is effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on 
April 27, 2006.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    April 26, 2006.



Executive Order 13401 of April 27, 2006

Responsibilities of Federal Departments and Agencies With Respect to 
Volunteer Community Service

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 ensure that 
the Federal Government supports and encourages volunteer community 
service, it is hereby ordered as follows:

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Section 1. Designation of a Liaison for Volunteer Community Service. (a) 
The head of each agency shall, within 20 days after the date of this 
order, designate an officer or employee of such agency compensated at a 
level at or above the minimum level of pay of a member of the Senior 
Executive Service to serve under the authority of the head of the agency 
as the agency liaison for volunteer community service (Liaison).
    (b) The Liaison in each agency shall promote and support community 
service on a voluntary basis among Federal employees, including those 
approaching retirement; promote the use of skilled volunteers; and 
facilitate public recognition for volunteer community service.
    (c) The head of each agency shall prescribe arrangements within the 
agency for support and supervision of the Liaison that ensure high 
priority and substantial visibility for the function of the Liaison 
within the agency under this order.
    (d) Each executive agency shall provide its Liaison with appropriate 
administrative support and other resources to meet the responsibilities 
of the Liaison under this order.
Sec. 2. Goals and Responsibilities of the Liaison. The Liaison shall 
foster within the Liaison's agency a culture of taking responsibility, 
service to others, and good citizenship. Toward that end, the Liaison 
shall:
    (a) identify, catalog, and review all activities of the agency that 
relate to volunteer community service, including, but not limited to 
rules, orders, grant programs, external relations, and other policies 
and practices, and make such recommendations to the head of the agency 
for adjustments as may be appropriate;
    (b) actively work with USA Freedom Corps to promote volunteer 
community service among agency employees by providing information about 
community service opportunities;
    (c) coordinate within the agency actions to facilitate public 
recognition for volunteer community service;
    (d) promote, expand, and enhance skilled volunteer community service 
opportunities;
    (e) work with the USA Freedom Corps and the Director of the Office 
of Personnel Management (OPM) to consider any appropriate changes in 
agency policies or practices that are not currently consistent with OPM 
guidance;
    (f) coordinate the awarding of the President's Volunteer Service 
Award to recognize outstanding volunteer service by employees within the 
agency; and
    (g) act as a liaison with the USA Freedom Corps.
Sec. 3. Administrative Provisions. (a) The USA Freedom Corps shall 
provide such information with respect to volunteer community service 
programs and activities and such advice and assistance as may be 
required by agencies in performing their functions under this order.
    (b) Executive Order 12820 of November 5, 1992, is revoked.
    (c) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law 
and subject to the availability of appropriations.
    (d) As used in this order:

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     (i) ``agency'' has the meaning of ``executive agency'' as 
defined in section 105 of title 5, United States Code; and
     (ii) ``USA Freedom Corps'' means the Director of the USA 
Freedom Corps Office established by section 4 of Executive Order 
13254 of January 29, 2002.
Sec. 4. Reporting Provisions. (a) Not later than 180 days from the date 
of this order and annually thereafter, each agency Liaison shall prepare 
and submit a report to the USA Freedom Corps that includes a description 
of the agency's activities in performing its functions under this order.
    (b) A Liaison's first report under subsection (a) shall include 
annual performance indicators and measurable objectives for agency 
action approved by the head of the agency. Each report filed thereafter 
under subsection (a) shall measure the agency's performance against the 
indicators and objectives approved by the head of the agency.
Sec. 5. Judicial Review. This order is not intended to, and does not, 
create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable by 
any party at law or in equity against the United States, its 
departments, agencies, entities, officers, employees, or agents, or any 
other person.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    April 27, 2006.



Executive Order 13402 of May 10, 2006

Strengthening Federal Efforts To Protect Against Identity Theft

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, in order to strengthen efforts to 
protect against identity theft, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Policy. It is the policy of the United States to use Federal 
resources effectively to deter, prevent, detect, investigate, proceed 
against, and prosecute unlawful use by persons of the identifying 
information of other persons, including through:
(a) increased aggressive law enforcement actions designed to prevent, 
investigate, and prosecute identity theft crimes, recover the proceeds 
of such crimes, and ensure just and effective punishment of those who 
perpetrate identity theft;
(b) improved public outreach by the Federal Government to better (i) 
educate the public about identity theft and protective measures against 
identity theft, and (ii) address how the private sector can take 
appropriate steps to protect personal data and educate the public about 
identity theft; and
(c) increased safeguards that Federal departments, agencies, and 
instrumentalities can implement to better secure government-held 
personal data.
Sec. 2. Establishment of the Identity Theft Task Force.
(a) There is hereby established the Identity Theft Task Force.

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(b) The Task Force shall consist exclusively of:

 (i) the Attorney General, who shall serve as Chairman of the Task Force;

 (ii) the Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, who shall serve as Co-
Chairman of the Task Force;

 (iii) the Secretary of the Treasury;

 (iv) the Secretary of Commerce;

 (v) the Secretary of Health and Human Services;

 (vi) the Secretary of Veterans Affairs;

 (vii) the Secretary of Homeland Security;

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

 (ix) the Commissioner of Social Security;

 (x) the following officers of the United States:

     (A) the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal 
Reserve System;
     (B) the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the Federal 
Deposit Insurance Corporation;
     (C) the Comptroller of the Currency;
     (D) the Director of the Office of Thrift Supervision;
     (E) the Chairman of the National Credit Union Administration 
Board; and
     (F) the Postmaster General; and

 (xi) such other officers of the United States as the Attorney General may 
designate from time to time, with the concurrence of the respective heads 
of departments and agencies concerned.

(c) The Chairman and Co-Chairman shall convene and preside at the 
meetings of the Task Force, determine its agenda, direct its work and, 
as appropriate, establish and direct subgroups of the Task Force that 
shall consist exclusively of members of the Task Force. Such subgroups 
may address particular subject matters, such as criminal law enforcement 
or private sector education and outreach. The Chairman and Co-Chairman 
may also designate, with the concurrence of the head of department, 
agency, or instrumentality of which the official is part, such other 
Federal officials as they deem appropriate for participation in the Task 
Force subgroups.
(d) A member of the Task Force, including the Chairman and Co-Chairman, 
may designate, to perform the Task Force or Task Force subgroup 
functions of the member, any person who is a part of the member's 
department, agency, or instrumentality and who has high-level policy or 
operational duties or responsibilities related to the mission of the 
Task Force.
Sec. 3. Functions of the Task Force. The Task Force, in implementing the 
policy set forth in section 1 of this order, shall:
(a) review the activities of executive branch departments, agencies, and 
instrumentalities relating to the policy set forth in section 1, and 
building upon these prior activities, prepare and submit in writing to 
the President within 180 days after the date of this order a coordinated 
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further improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Federal 
Government's activities in the areas of identity theft awareness, 
prevention, detection, and prosecution;
(b) coordinate, as appropriate and subject to section 5(a) of this 
order, Federal Government efforts related to implementation of the 
policy set forth in section 1 of this order;
(c) obtain information and advice relating to the policy set forth in 
section 1 from representatives of State, local, and tribal governments, 
private sector entities, and individuals, in a manner that seeks their 
individual advice and does not involve collective judgment or consensus 
advice and deliberation and without giving any such person a vote or a 
veto over the activities or advice of the Task Force;
(d) promote enhanced cooperation by Federal departments and agencies 
with State and local authorities responsible for the prevention, 
investigation, and prosecution of significant identity theft crimes, 
including through avoiding unnecessary duplication of effort and 
expenditure of resources; and
(e) provide advice on the establishment, execution, and efficiency of 
policies and activities to implement the policy set forth in section 1:

 (i) to the President in written reports from time to time, including 
recommendations for administrative action or proposals for legislation; and

 (ii) to the heads of departments, agencies, and instrumentalities as 
appropriate from time to time within the discretion of the Chairman and the 
Co-Chairman.

Sec. 4. Cooperation. (a) To the extent permitted by law and applicable 
presidential guidance, executive departments, agencies, and 
instrumentalities shall provide to the Task Force such information, 
support, and assistance as the Task Force, through its Chairman and Co-
Chairman, may request to implement this order.
(b) The Task Force shall be located in the Department of Justice for 
administrative purposes, and to the extent permitted by law, the 
Department of Justice shall provide the funding and administrative 
support the Task Force needs to implement this order, as determined by 
the Attorney General.
Sec. 5. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed 
to impair or otherwise affect:

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

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

(b) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and 
subject to the availability of appropriations.
(c) This order is 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, its departments, agencies, 
instrumentalities, or entities, its officers or employees, or any other 
person.

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Sec. 6. Termination. Unless the Task Force is sooner terminated by the 
President, the Attorney General may terminate the Task Force by a 
written notice of its termination published in the Federal Register.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    May 10, 2006.



Executive Order 13403 of May 12, 2006

Amendments to Executive Orders 11030, 13279, 13339, 13381, and 13389, 
and Revocation of Executive Order 13011

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. Executive Order 11030 of June 19, 1962, as amended, is 
further amended;

(a) in subsection 1(f):

     (i) by striking ``typewritten'' and inserting ``prepared''
     (ii) by striking ``8 x 13'' and inserting ``8.5 x 14'' and
     (iii) by striking ``1 1/2'' and inserting ``1''

(b) in subsection 2(a), by striking ``, with seven copies thereof,''

(c) by striking subsections 2(c) and 2 (d) and relettering subsection 
``2(e)'' as ``2(c)'';

(d) in section 5, by striking ``Section 12 of the Federal Register Act'' 
and inserting in lieu thereof ``section 1511 of title 44, United States 
Code'' and

(e) in section 6, by striking ``Section 5(a) of the Federal Register Act'' 
and inserting in lieu thereof ``subsection 1505(a) of title 44, United 
States Code''.

Sec. 2. Section 1(e) of Executive Order 13279 of December 12, 2002, is 
amended to read as follows: ``(e) 'Specified agency heads' mean the 
Attorney General, the Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, Education, 
Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban 
Development, Labor, and Veterans Affairs, the Administrators of the 
Agency for International Development and the Small Business 
Administration, and the head of any other department or agency in the 
executive branch in which the President creates a Center for Faith-Based 
and Community Initiatives.''
Sec. 3. Section 9 of Executive Order 13339 of May 13, 2004, is amended 
by deleting ``2 years from the date of this order, unless renewed by the 
President'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``May 13, 2007, unless 
extended beyond that date by the President''.
Sec. 4. Section 6(b) of Executive Order 13381 of June 27, 2005, is 
amended by striking ``Unless extended by the President, this order shall 
expire'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``The provisions of this order 
(other than subsection 5(b) and the amendment made thereby) shall, 
unless extended by the President, expire''.

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Sec. 5. Section 3 of Executive Order 13389 of November 1, 2005, is 
amended:

(a) by inserting ``and'' after the semicolon at the end of subsection (a);

(b) by striking ``; and'' at the end of subsection 3(b) and inserting a 
period in lieu thereof; and

(c) by striking subsection (c).

Sec. 6. Executive Order 13011 of July 16, 1996 (Federal Information 
Technology), is revoked.
Sec. 7. 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.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    May 12, 2006.



Executive Order 13404 of June 7, 2006

Task Force on New Americans

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 the 
efforts of the Department of Homeland Security and Federal, State, and 
local agencies to help legal immigrants embrace the common core of 
American civic culture, learn our common language, and fully become 
Americans, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Establishment. The Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) 
shall immediately establish within the Department of Homeland Security 
(Department) a Task Force on New Americans (Task Force).
Sec. 2. Membership and Operation. (a) The Task Force shall be limited to 
the following members or employees designated by them at no lower than 
the Assistant Secretary level or its equivalent:

(i) the Secretary of Homeland Security, who shall serve as Chair;

(ii) the Secretary of State;

(iii) the Secretary of the Treasury;

(iv) the Secretary of Defense;

(v) the Attorney General;

(vi) the Secretary of Agriculture;

(vii) the Secretary of Commerce;

(viii) the Secretary of Labor;

(ix) the Secretary of Health and Human Services;

(x) the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development;

(xi) the Secretary of Education;

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(xii) such other officers or employees of the Department of Homeland 
Security as the Secretary may from time to time designate; and

(xiii) such other officers of the United States as the Secretary may 
designate from time to time, with the concurrence of the respective heads 
of departments and agencies concerned.

(b) The Secretary shall convene and preside at meetings of the Task 
Force, direct its work, and as appropriate, establish and direct 
subgroups of the Task Force that shall consist exclusively of Task Force 
members. The Secretary shall designate an official of the Department to 
serve as the Executive Secretary of the Task Force, and the Executive 
Secretary shall head the staff assigned to the Task Force.
Sec. 3. Functions. Consistent with applicable law, the Task Force shall:
(a) provide direction to executive departments and agencies (agencies) 
concerning the integration into American society of America's legal 
immigrants, particularly through instruction in English, civics, and 
history;
(b) promote public-private partnerships that will encourage businesses 
to offer English and civics education to workers;
(c) identify ways to expand English and civics instruction for legal 
immigrants, including through faith-based, community, and other groups, 
and ways to promote volunteer community service; and
(d) make recommendations to the President, through the Secretary, from 
time to time regarding:

(i) actions to enhance cooperation among agencies on the integration of 
legal immigrants into American society;

(ii) actions to enhance cooperation among Federal, State, and local 
authorities responsible for the integration of legal immigrants;

(iii) changes in rules, regulations, or policy to improve the effective 
integration of legal immigrants into American society; and

(iv) proposed legislation relating to the integration of legal immigrants 
into American society.

Sec. 4. Administration. (a) To the extent permitted by law, the 
Department shall provide the funding and administrative support the Task 
Force needs to implement this order, as determined by the Secretary.
(b) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise 
affect:

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

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

(c) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and 
subject to the availability of appropriations.
(d) This order is intended to improve the internal management of the 
Federal Government. This order is not intended to, and does not, create 
any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or 
equity

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against the United States, its departments, agencies, entities, 
instrumentalities, officers, employees, agents, or any other person.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    June 7, 2006.



Executive Order 13405 of June 16, 2006

Blocking Property of Certain Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or 
Institutions in Belarus

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), and section 301 
of title 3, United States Code,
I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, determine 
that the actions and policies of certain members of the Government of 
Belarus and other persons to undermine Belarus' democratic processes or 
institutions, manifested most recently in the fundamentally undemocratic 
March 2006 elections, to commit human rights abuses related to political 
repression, including detentions and disappearances, and to engage in 
public corruption, including by diverting or misusing Belarusian public 
assets or by misusing public authority, constitute an unusual and 
extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the 
United States, hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that 
threat, and 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 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, all 
property and interests in property 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 any United States person, including 
any overseas branch, of the following 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, after 
consultation with the Secretary of State:

     (A) to be responsible for, or to have participated in, 
actions or policies that undermine democratic processes or 
institutions in Belarus;
     (B) to be responsible for, or to have participated in, human 
rights abuses related to political repression in Belarus;
     (C) to be a senior-level official, a family member of such an 
official, or a person closely linked to such an official who is 
responsible for or has engaged in public corruption related to 
Belarus;
     (D) to have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided 
financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or 
services in support of,

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the activities described in paragraphs (a)(ii)(A) through (C) of 
this section or any person listed in or designated pursuant to 
this order; or
     (E) to be owned or controlled by, or acting or purporting to 
act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, any person listed 
in or designated 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 listed in or designated 
pursuant to this order 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 
listed in or designated pursuant to this order, and (ii) the receipt of 
any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services from any such 
person.
Sec. 2. (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. 3. 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.
Sec. 4. For those persons listed in or designated pursuant to 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. 5. The Secretary of the Treasury, after 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, 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 executive 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. The Secretary of the Treasury 
shall ensure compliance with those

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provisions of section 401 of the NEA (50 U.S.C. 1641) applicable to the 
Department of the Treasury in relation to this order.
Sec. 6. The Secretary of the Treasury, after 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 the NEA (50 U.S.C. 1641(c)) and 
section 204(c) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1703(c)).
Sec. 7. The Secretary of the Treasury, after 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. 8. 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 any party against the United States, its departments, 
agencies, instrumentalities, or entities, its officers or employees, or 
any other person.
Sec. 9. This order is effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on 
June 19, 2006.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    June 16, 2006.

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Executive Order 13406 of June 23, 2006

Protecting the Property Rights of the American People

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, and to strengthen the rights of 
the American people against the taking of their private property, it is 
hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Policy. It is the policy of the United States to protect the 
rights of Americans to their private property, including by limiting the 
taking of private property by the Federal Government to situations in 
which the taking is for public use, with just compensation, and for the 
purpose of benefiting the general public and not merely for the purpose 
of advancing the economic interest of private parties to be given 
ownership or use of the property taken.
Sec. 2. Implementation. (a) The Attorney General shall:
    (i) issue instructions to the heads of departments and agencies to 
implement the policy set forth in section 1 of this order; and
    (ii) monitor takings by departments and agencies for compliance with 
the policy set forth in section 1 of this order.
(b) Heads of departments and agencies shall, to the extent permitted by 
law:
    (i) comply with instructions issued under subsection (a)(i); and
    (ii) provide to the Attorney General such information as the 
Attorney General determines necessary to carry out subsection (a)(ii).
Sec. 3. Specific Exclusions. Nothing in this order shall be construed to 
prohibit a taking of private property by the Federal Government, that 
otherwise complies with applicable law, for the purpose of:
    (a) public ownership or exclusive use of the property by the public, 
such as for a public medical facility, roadway, park, forest, 
governmental office building, or military reservation;
    (b) projects designated for public, common carrier, public 
transportation, or public utility use, including those for which a fee 
is assessed, that serve the general public and are subject to regulation 
by a governmental entity;
    (c) conveying the property to a nongovernmental entity, such as a 
telecommunications or transportation common carrier, that makes the 
property available for use by the general public as of right;
    (d) preventing or mitigating a harmful use of land that constitutes 
a threat to public health, safety, or the environment;
    (e) acquiring abandoned property;
    (f) quieting title to real property;
    (g) acquiring ownership or use by a public utility;
    (h) facilitating the disposal or exchange of Federal property; or
    (i) meeting military, law enforcement, public safety, public 
transportation, or public health emergencies.

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Sec. 4. General Provisions. (a) This order shall be implemented 
consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of 
appropriations.
(b) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise 
affect:
    (i) authority granted by law to a department or agency or the head 
thereof; or
    (ii) functions of the Director of the Office of Management and 
Budget relating to budget, administrative, or legislative proposals.
    (c) This order shall be implemented in a manner consistent with 
Executive Order 12630 of March 15, 1988.
    (d) 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 departments, agencies, entities, 
officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    June 23, 2006.



Executive Order 13407 of June 26, 2006

Public Alert and Warning System

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, including the Robert T. Stafford 
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 5121 
et seq.), and the Homeland Security Act of 2002, as amended (6 U.S.C. 
101 et seq.), it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Policy. It is the policy of the United States to have an 
effective, reliable, integrated, flexible, and comprehensive system to 
alert and warn the American people in situations of war, terrorist 
attack, natural disaster, or other hazards to public safety and well-
being (public alert and warning system), taking appropriate account of 
the functions, capabilities, and needs of the private sector and of all 
levels of government in our Federal system, and to ensure that under all 
conditions the President can communicate with the American people.
Sec. 2. Functions of the Secretary of Homeland Security.
(a) To implement the policy set forth in section 1 of this order, the 
Secretary of Homeland Security shall:
    (i) inventory, evaluate, and assess the capabilities and integration 
with the public alert and warning system of Federal, State, territorial, 
tribal, and local public alert and warning resources;
    (ii) establish or adopt, as appropriate, common alerting and warning 
protocols, standards, terminology, and operating procedures for the 
public alert and warning system to enable interoperability and the 
secure delivery of coordinated messages to the American people through 
as many communication pathways as practicable, taking account of Federal 
Communications Commission rules as provided by law;

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    (iii) ensure the capability to adapt the distribution and content of 
communications on the basis of geographic location, risks, or personal 
user preferences, as appropriate;
    (iv) include in the public alert and warning system the capability 
to alert and warn all Americans, including those with disabilities and 
those without an understanding of the English language;
    (v) through cooperation with the owners and operators of 
communication facilities, maintain, protect, and, if necessary, restore 
communications facilities and capabilities necessary for the public 
alert and warning system;
    (vi) ensure the conduct of training, tests, and exercises for the 
public alert and warning system;
    (vii) ensure the conduct of public education efforts so that State, 
territorial, tribal, and local governments, the private sector, and the 
American people understand the functions of the public alert and warning 
system and how to access, use, and respond to information from the 
public alert and warning system;
    (viii) consult, coordinate, and cooperate with the private sector, 
including communications media organizations, and Federal, State, 
territorial, tribal, and local governmental authorities, including 
emergency response providers, as appropriate;
    (ix) administer the Emergency Alert System (EAS) as a critical 
component of the public alert and warning system; and
    (x) ensure that under all conditions the President of the United 
States can alert and warn the American people.
    (b) In performing the functions set forth in subsection (a) of this 
section, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall coordinate with the 
Secretary of Commerce, the heads of other departments and agencies of 
the executive branch (agencies), and other officers of the United 
States, as appropriate, and the Federal Communications Commission.
    (c) The Secretary of Homeland Security may issue guidance to 
implement this order.
Sec. 3. Duties of Heads of Departments and Agencies.
(a) The heads of agencies shall provide such assistance and information 
as the Secretary of Homeland Security may request to implement this 
order.
(b) In addition to performing the duties specified under subsection (a) 
of this section:
    (i) the Secretary of Commerce shall make available to the Secretary 
of Homeland Security, to assist in implementing this order, the 
capabilities and expertise of the Department of Commerce relating to 
standards, technology, telecommunications, dissemination systems, and 
weather;
    (ii) the Secretary of Defense shall provide to the Secretary of 
Homeland Security requirements for the public alert and warning system 
necessary to ensure proper coordination of the functions of the 
Department of Defense with the use of such system;
    (iii) the Federal Communications Commission shall, as provided by 
law, adopt rules to ensure that communications systems have the capacity 
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transmit alerts and warnings to the public as part of the public alert 
and warning system; and
    (iv) the heads of agencies with capabilities for public alert and 
warning shall comply with guidance issued by the Secretary of Homeland 
Security under subsection 2(c) of this order, and shall develop and 
maintain such capabilities in a manner consistent and interoperable with 
the public alert and warning system.
Sec. 4.  Reports on Implementation. Not later than 90 days after the 
date of this order, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall submit to 
the President, through the Assistant to the President for Homeland 
Security and Counterterrorism, a plan for the implementation of this 
order, and shall thereafter submit reports from time to time, and not 
less often than once each year, on such implementation, together with 
any recommendations the Secretary finds appropriate.
Sec. 5.  Amendment, Revocation, and Transition.
(a) Section 3(b)(4) of Executive Order 12472 of April 3, 1984, as 
amended, is further amended by striking ``Emergency Broadcast System'' 
and inserting in lieu thereof ``Emergency Alert System''.
(b) Not later than 120 days after the date of this order, the Secretary 
of Homeland Security, after consultation with the Assistant to the 
President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, shall issue 
guidance under section 2(c) of this order that shall address the subject 
matter of the presidential memorandum of September 15, 1995, for the 
Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency, on Presidential 
Communications with the General Public During Periods of National 
Emergency, and upon issuance of such guidance such memorandum is 
revoked.
    (c) The Secretary of Homeland Security shall ensure an orderly and 
effective transition, without loss of capability, from alert and warning 
systems available as of the date of this order to the public alert and 
warning system for which this order provides.
Sec. 6.  General Provisions. (a) This order shall be implemented in a 
manner consistent with:
    (i) applicable law and presidential guidance, including Executive 
Order 12472 of April 3, 1984, as amended, and subject to the 
availability of appropriations; and
    (ii) the authorities of agencies, or heads of agencies, vested by 
law.
(b) This order 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.
(c) This order 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 agencies, instrumentalities, or 
entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    June 26, 2006.

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Executive Order 13408 of June 29, 2006

Amending Executive Order 13381, As Amended, To Extend its Duration by 
One Year

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, and in order to extend by 1 year 
the duration of Executive Order 13381 of June 27, 2005, it is hereby 
ordered that:
Section 1. Section 6(a) of Executive Order 13381 is amended by striking 
``April 1, 2006'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``April 1, 2007''.
Sec. 2. Section 6(b) of Executive Order 13381 is amended by striking 
``July 1, 2006'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``July 1, 2007''.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    June 29, 2006.



Executive Order 13409 of July 3, 2006

Establishing an Emergency Board To Investigate a Dispute Between 
Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and Its Locomotive 
Engineers Represented by the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and 
Trainmen

A dispute exists between Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation 
Authority (SEPTA) and its employees represented by the Brotherhood of 
Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET).
The dispute has not heretofore been adjusted under the provisions of the 
Railway Labor Act, as amended, 45 U.S.C. 151-188 (RLA).
A party empowered by the RLA has requested that the President establish 
an emergency board pursuant to section 9A of the RLA (45 U.S.C. 159a).
Section 9A(c) of the RLA provides that the President, upon such request, 
shall appoint an 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 RLA, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Establishment of Emergency Board (Board). There is 
established, effective 12:01 a.m. eastern daylight time on July 8, 2006, 
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 RLA, 
from the date of the creation of the Board and for 120 days thereafter, 
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change in the conditions 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,
    July 3, 2006.



Executive Order 13410 of August 22, 2006

Promoting Quality and Efficient Health Care in Federal Government 
Administered or Sponsored Health Care Programs

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States, and in order to promote federally led efforts 
to implement more transparent and high-quality health care, it is hereby 
ordered as follows:
Section 1. Purpose. It is the purpose of this order to ensure that 
health care programs administered or sponsored by the Federal Government 
promote quality and efficient delivery of health care through the use of 
health information technology, transparency regarding health care 
quality and price, and better incentives for program beneficiaries, 
enrollees, and providers. It is the further purpose of this order to 
make relevant information available to these beneficiaries, enrollees, 
and providers in a readily useable manner and in collaboration with 
similar initiatives in the private sector and non-Federal public sector. 
Consistent with the purpose of improving the quality and efficiency of 
health care, the actions and steps taken by Federal Government agencies 
should not incur additional costs for the Federal Government.
Sec. 2. Definitions. For purposes of this order:
(a) ``Agency'' means an agency of the Federal Government that 
administers or sponsors a Federal health care program.
(b) ``Federal health care program'' means the Federal Employees Health 
Benefit Program, the Medicare program, programs operated directly by the 
Indian Health Service, the TRICARE program for the Department of Defense 
and other uniformed services, and the health care program operated by 
the Department of Veterans Affairs. For purposes of this order, 
``Federal health care program'' does not include State operated or 
funded federally subsidized programs such as Medicaid, the State 
Children's Health Insurance Program, or services provided to Department 
of Veterans' Affairs beneficiaries under 38 U.S.C. 1703.
(c) ``Interoperability'' means the ability to communicate and exchange 
data accurately, effectively, securely, and consistently with different 
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technology systems, software applications, and networks in various 
settings, and exchange data such that clinical or operational purpose 
and meaning of the data are preserved and unaltered.
(d) ``Recognized interoperability standards'' means interoperability 
standards recognized by the Secretary of Health and Human Services (the 
``Secretary''), in accordance with guidance developed by the Secretary, 
as existing on the date of the implementation, acquisition, or upgrade 
of health information technology systems under subsections (1) or (2) of 
section 3(a) of this order.
Sec. 3. Directives for Agencies. Agencies shall perform the following 
functions:
(a) Health Information Technology.

(1) For Federal Agencies. As each agency implements, acquires, or upgrades 
health information technology systems used for the direct exchange of 
health information between agencies and with non-Federal entities, it shall 
utilize, where available, health information technology systems and 
products that meet recognized interoperability standards.

(2) For Contracting Purposes. Each agency shall require in contracts or 
agreements with health care providers, health plans, or health insurance 
issuers that as each provider, plan, or issuer implements, acquires, or 
upgrades health information technology systems, it shall utilize, where 
available, health information technology systems and products that meet 
recognized interoperability standards.

(b) Transparency of Quality Measurements.

(1) In General. Each agency shall implement programs measuring the quality 
of services supplied by health care providers to the beneficiaries or 
enrollees of a Federal health care program. Such programs shall be based 
upon standards established by multi-stakeholder entities identified by the 
Secretary or by another agency subject to this order. Each agency shall 
develop its quality measurements in collaboration with similar initiatives 
in the private and non-Federal public sectors.

(2) Facilitation. An agency satisfies the requirements of this subsection 
if it participates in the aggregation of claims and other appropriate data 
for the purposes of quality measurement. Such aggregation shall be based 
upon standards established by multi-stakeholder entities identified by the 
Secretary or by another agency subject to this order.

(c) Transparency of Pricing Information. Each agency shall make 
available (or provide for the availability) to the beneficiaries or 
enrollees of a Federal health care program (and, at the option of the 
agency, to the public) the prices that it, its health insurance issuers, 
or its health insurance plans pay for procedures to providers in the 
health care program with which the agency, issuer, or plan contracts. 
Each agency shall also, in collaboration with multi-stakeholder groups 
such as those described in subsection (b)(1), participate in the 
development of information regarding the overall costs of services for 
common episodes of care and the treatment of common chronic diseases.
(d) Promoting Quality and Efficiency of Care. Each agency shall develop 
and identify, for beneficiaries, enrollees, and providers, approaches 
that encourage and facilitate the provision and receipt of high-quality 
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health care. Such approaches may include pay-for-performance models of 
reimbursement consistent with current law. An agency will satisfy the 
requirements of this subsection if it makes available to beneficiaries 
or enrollees consumer-directed health care insurance products.
Sec. 4. Implementation Date. Agencies shall comply with the requirements 
of this order by January 1, 2007.
Sec. 5. Administration and Judicial Review.
(a) This order does not assume or rely upon additional Federal resources 
or spending to promote quality and efficient health care. Further, the 
actions directed by this order shall be carried out subject to the 
availability of appropriations and to the maximum extent permitted by 
law.
(b) This order shall be implemented in new contracts or new contract 
cycles as they may be renewed from time to time. Renegotiation outside 
of the normal contract cycle processes should be avoided.
(c) 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 departments, agencies, or entities, its 
officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    August 22, 2006.



Executive Order 13411 of August 29, 2006

Improving Assistance for Disaster Victims

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, including the Robert T. Stafford 
Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 5121 
et seq.) (the ``Stafford Act''), and to take further actions to improve 
the delivery of Federal disaster assistance, it is hereby ordered as 
follows:
Section 1. Policy. It is the policy of the Federal Government to ensure 
that individuals who are victims of a terrorist attack, natural 
disaster, or other incident that is the subject of an emergency or major 
disaster declaration under the Stafford Act, and who are thereby 
eligible for financial or other assistance delivered by any department 
or agency of the executive branch (Federal disaster assistance), have 
prompt and efficient access to Federal disaster assistance, as well as 
information regarding assistance available from State and local 
government and private sector sources.
Sec. 2.  Task Force on Disaster Assistance Coordination. (a) Plan to 
Improve Delivery of Federal Disaster Assistance. To further the policy 
in section 1 of this order, there is established the interagency ``Task 
Force on Disaster Assistance Coordination'' (Task Force). The Task Force 
shall develop a plan to streamline and otherwise improve the delivery of 
Federal disaster assistance (Plan). The Plan shall:
    (i) include an inventory of Federal disaster assistance programs and 
assess the effectiveness of their respective delivery mechanisms;

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    (ii) recommend specific actions to improve the delivery of Federal 
disaster assistance, which shall include actions to provide a 
centralized application process for Federal disaster assistance, provide 
a centralized and continuously updated clearinghouse from which disaster 
victims may obtain information regarding Federal disaster assistance and 
State and local government and private sector sources of disaster 
assistance, reduce unnecessarily duplicative application forms and 
processes for Federal disaster assistance, and strengthen controls 
designed to prevent improper payments and other forms of fraud, waste, 
and abuse; and
    (iii) include an implementation schedule for the Plan's 
recommendations that provides for the phased implementation of the Plan 
by December 31, 2008, including quarterly milestones and metrics to be 
used to measure and evaluate implementation.
(b) Membership of the Task Force. (i) The Task Force shall consist 
exclusively of the following members, or their designees who shall be at 
the Assistant Secretary level (or its equivalent) or higher:

(A) the Secretary of Homeland Security, who shall serve as Chair;

(B) the Secretary of the Treasury;

(C) the Secretary of Defense;

(D) the Attorney General;

(E) the Secretary of Agriculture;

(F) the Secretary of Commerce;

(G) the Secretary of Labor;

(H) the Secretary of Health and Human Services;

(I) the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development;

(J) the Secretary of Education;

(K) the Secretary of Veterans Affairs;

(L) the Director of the Office of Personnel Management;

(M) the Commissioner of Social Security;

(N) the Administrator of the Small Business Administration;

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

(P) such other officers of the United States as the Secretary of Homeland 
Security may designate from time to time.

(ii) The Secretary of Homeland Security, or the Secretary's designee, 
shall convene and preside at meetings of the Task Force, determine its 
agenda, direct its work, and, as appropriate to address specific subject 
matters, establish and direct subgroups of the Task Force. A member of 
the Task Force may designate, to perform Task Force subgroup functions 
of the member, any person who is part of such member's department or 
agency and who is either an officer of the United States appointed by 
the President or a member of the Senior Executive Service.
(c) Plan Approval and Implementation. Not later than March 1, 2007, the 
Secretary of Homeland Security shall submit the Plan to the President 
for approval through the Assistant to the President for Homeland 
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Counterterrorism and the Director of the Office of Management and 
Budget. Upon approval of the Plan by the President, the Secretary of 
Homeland Security, assisted by the Task Force, shall coordinate the 
implementation of the Plan. Until the completion of such implementation, 
the Secretary of Homeland Security shall submit a quarterly progress 
report to the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and 
Counterterrorism and the Director of the Office of Management and 
Budget.
Sec. 3. Assistance and Support. To the extent permitted by law, the 
heads of all executive departments and agencies shall provide such 
assistance and information as the Secretary of Homeland Security may 
request in carrying out the Secretary's responsibilities under this 
order. Consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of 
appropriations, the Department of Homeland Security shall provide 
necessary funding and administrative support for the Task Force.
Sec. 4. Administration. This order shall: (a) be implemented in a manner 
consistent with applicable laws, including Federal laws protecting the 
information privacy rights and other legal rights of Americans, and 
subject to the availability of appropriations;
(b) be implemented in a manner consistent with the statutory authority 
of the principal officers of executive departments and agencies as heads 
of their respective departments or agencies; and
(c) not 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 responsibilities.
Sec. 5. 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 rights or benefits, substantive or procedural, 
enforceable at law or in equity by a party against the United States, 
its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or 
agents, or any other person.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    August 29, 2006.



Executive Order 13412 of October 13, 2006

Blocking Property of and Prohibiting Transactions With the Government of 
Sudan

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), and section 301 
of title 3, United States Code, and taking appropriate account of the 
Darfur Peace and Accountability Act of 2006 (the ``Act''),
I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, find that, 
due to the continuation of the threat to the national security and 
foreign policy of the United States created by certain policies and 
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Government of Sudan that violate human rights, in particular with 
respect to the conflict in Darfur, where the Government of Sudan 
exercises administrative and legal authority and pervasive practical 
influence, and due to the threat to the national security and foreign 
policy of the United States posed by the pervasive role played by the 
Government of Sudan in the petroleum and petrochemical industries in 
Sudan, it is in the interests of the United States to take additional 
steps with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 
13067 of November 3, 1997. Accordingly, I hereby order:
Section 1. Except to the extent provided in section 203(b) of IEEPA (50 
U.S.C. 1702(b)) or in regulations, orders, directives, or licenses that 
may be issued pursuant to this order, all property and interests in 
property of the Government of Sudan 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.
Sec. 2. Except to the extent provided in section 203(b) of IEEPA (50 
U.S.C. 1702(b)) or 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, all transactions by United States persons relating 
to the petroleum or petrochemical industries in Sudan, including, but 
not limited to, oilfield services and oil or gas pipelines, are 
prohibited.
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. (a) Subject to paragraph (b) of this section, restrictions 
imposed by this order shall be in addition to, and do not derogate from, 
restrictions imposed in and under Executive Order 13067.
(b)(i) None of the prohibitions in section 2 of Executive Order 13067 
shall apply to activities or related transactions with respect to 
Southern Sudan, Southern Kordofan/Nuba Mountains State, Blue Nile State, 
Abyei, Darfur, or marginalized areas in and around Khartoum, provided 
that the activities or transactions do not involve any property or 
interests in property of the Government of Sudan.
(ii) The Secretary of State, after consultation with the Secretary of 
the Treasury, may define the term ``Southern Sudan, Southern Kordofan/
Nuba Mountains State, Blue Nile State, Abyei, Darfur, or marginalized 
areas in and around Khartoum'' for the purposes of this order.
(c) The function of the President under subsection 6(c)(1) of the 
Comprehensive Peace in Sudan Act of 2004 (Public Law 108-497), as 
amended by section 5(a)(3) of the Act, is assigned to the Secretary of 
the Treasury as appropriate in the performance of such function.
(d) The functions of the President under subsection 6(c)(2) and the last 
sentence of 6(d) of the Comprehensive Peace in Sudan Act of 2004 (Public

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Law 108-497), as amended by subsections 5(a)(3) and (b), respectively, 
of the Act, are assigned to the Secretary of State, except that the 
function of denial of entry is assigned to the Secretary of Homeland 
Security.
(e) The functions of the President under sections 7 and 8 of the Act are 
assigned to the Secretary of State.
Sec. 5. Nothing in this order shall prohibit:
(a) transactions for the conduct of the official business of the Federal 
Government or the United Nations by employees thereof; or
(b) transactions in Sudan for journalistic activity by persons regularly 
employed in such capacity by a news-gathering organization.
Sec. 6. For the 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 ``Government of Sudan'' includes the Government of Sudan, 
its agencies, instrumentalities, and controlled entities, and the 
Central Bank of Sudan, but does not include the regional government of 
Southern Sudan.
Sec. 7. 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 Executive Order 13067 there need be no prior notice of a 
determination made pursuant to section 1 of this order.
Sec. 8. The Secretary of the Treasury, after 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 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 executive 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. The Secretary of the Treasury 
shall ensure compliance with those provisions of section 401 of the NEA 
(50 U.S.C. 1641) applicable to the Department of the Treasury in 
relation to this order.
Sec. 9. 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 any party against the United States, its departments, 
agencies, instrumentalities, or entities, its officers or employees, or 
any other person.

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Sec. 10. This order shall take effect upon the enactment of the Darfur 
Peace and Accountability Act of 2006.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    October 13, 2006.



Executive Order 13413 of October 27, 2006

Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Conflict in the 
Democratic Republic of the Congo

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,
I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, determine 
that the situation in or in relation to the Democratic Republic of the 
Congo, which has been marked by widespread violence and atrocities that 
continue to threaten regional stability and was addressed by the United 
Nations Security Council in Resolution 1596 of April 18, 2005, 
Resolution 1649 of December 21, 2005, and Resolution 1698 of July 31, 
2006, constitutes an unusual and extraordinary 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 that section 203(b)(1), (3), and (4) 
of the IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(1), (3), and (4)) may apply, or 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, all property and interests in property 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, of the following 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, after 
consultation with the Secretary of State:

(A) to be a political or military leader of a foreign armed group operating 
in the Democratic Republic of the Congo that impedes the disarmament, 
repatriation, or resettlement of combatants;

(B) to be a political or military leader of a Congolese armed group that 
impedes the disarmament, demobilization, or reintegration of combatants;

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(C) to be a political or military leader recruiting or using children in 
armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in violation of 
applicable international law;

(D) to have committed serious violations of international law involving the 
targeting of children in situations of armed conflict in the Democratic 
Republic of the Congo, including killing and maiming, sexual violence, 
abduction, and forced displacement;

(E) to have directly or indirectly supplied, sold, or transferred to the 
Democratic Republic of the Congo, or been the recipient in the territory of 
the Democratic Republic of the Congo of, arms and related materiel, 
including military aircraft and equipment, or advice, training, or 
assistance, including financing and financial assistance, related to 
military activities;

(F) to have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, 
material, or technological support for, or goods or services in support of, 
the activities described in subsections (a)(ii)(A) through (E) of this 
section or any person listed in or designated pursuant to this order; or

(G) to be owned or controlled by, or acting or purporting to act for or on 
behalf of, directly or indirectly, any person listed in or designated 
pursuant to this order.

(b) I hereby determine that, to the extent section 203(b)(2) of the IEEPA 
(50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(2)) may apply, the making of donations of the type of 
articles specified in such section by, to, or for the benefit of any person 
listed in or designated pursuant to subsection (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 subsection 
(a) of this section.

(c) The prohibitions in subsection (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 listed in or 
designated pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, and (ii) the receipt 
of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services from any such 
person.

Sec. 2. (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. 3. For the 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; and
(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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Sec. 4. For those persons listed in or designated pursuant to 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 
subsection 1(a) of this order.
Sec. 5. The Secretary of the Treasury, after 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 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 
executive 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. The Secretary 
of the Treasury shall ensure compliance with those provisions of section 
401 of the NEA (50 U.S.C. 1641) applicable to the Department of the 
Treasury in relation to this order.
Sec. 6. The Secretary of the Treasury, after 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 the NEA (50 U.S.C. 1641(c)) and 
section 204(c) of the IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1703(c)).
Sec. 7. The Secretary of the Treasury, after consultation with the 
Secretary of State, is hereby authorized, subsequent to the issuance of 
this order, to determine, and to take necessary action to give effect to 
that determination, that circumstances no longer warrant the blocking of 
the property and interests in property of, or the prohibiting of 
transactions with, a person listed in the Annex to this order.
Sec. 8. 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 any party against the United States, its departments, 
agencies, instrumentalities, or entities, its officers or employees, or 
any other person.
Sec. 9. This order is effective at 12:01 a.m. eastern standard time on 
October 30, 2006.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    October 27, 2006.

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Executive Order 13414 of November 3, 2006

Amendment to Executive Order 13402, Strengthening Federal Efforts To 
Protect Against Identity Theft

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, and in order to amend the date by 
which the Identity Theft Task Force shall submit to the President its 
coordinated strategic plan, it is hereby ordered that section 3(a) of 
Executive Order 13402 of May 10, 2006, is amended to read as follows: 
``review the activities of executive branch departments, agencies, and 
instrumentalities relating to the policy set forth in section 1, and 
building upon these prior activities, prepare and submit in writing to 
the President by February 9, 2007, or as soon as practicable thereafter 
as the Chairman and Co-Chairman shall determine, a coordinated strategic 
plan to further improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Federal 
Government's activities in the areas of identity theft awareness, 
prevention, detection, and prosecution.''.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    November 3, 2006.



Executive Order 13415 of December 1, 2006

Assignment of Certain Pay-Related 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. Assignment of Functions. The functions of the President under 
sections 4505a, 5305, and 5377 of title 5, United States Code, are 
assigned to the Director of the Office of Personnel Management.
Sec. 2. Revocations. (a) Sections 3 and 6 of Executive Order 12748 of 
February 1, 1991, as amended, are revoked. Sections 4, 5, 7, 8, and 9 of 
Executive Order 12748 are renumbered as sections 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, 
respectively.
(b) Section 2 of Executive Order 12828 of January 5, 1993, is revoked. 
Section 3 of Executive Order 12828 is renumbered as section 2.
Sec. 3. 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 against the United States, its departments, agencies, 
entities, officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    December 1, 2006.

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Executive Order 13416 of December 5, 2006

Strengthening Surface Transportation Security

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, and to strengthen the security of 
the Nation's surface transportation systems and thereby enhance the 
protection of the people, property, and territory of the United States 
of America against terrorist attacks, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Policy. The security of our Nation's surface transportation 
systems is a national priority, vital to our economy, and essential to 
the security of our Nation. Federal, State, local, and tribal 
governments, the private sector, and the public share responsibility for 
the security of surface transportation. It is the policy of the United 
States to protect the people, property, and territory of the United 
States by facilitating the implementation of a comprehensive, 
coordinated, and efficient security program to protect surface 
transportation systems within and adjacent to the United States against 
terrorist attacks.
Sec. 2. Definitions. For purposes of this order:
(a) ``agencies'' means those executive departments enumerated in 5 
U.S.C. 101, independent establishments as defined by 5 U.S.C. 104(1), 
government corporations as defined by 5 U.S.C. 103(1), and the United 
States Postal Service;
(b) ``Secretary'' means the Secretary of Homeland Security;
(c) ``security guideline'' means any security-related guidance that the 
Secretary recommends, for implementation on a voluntary basis, to 
enhance the security of surface transportation;
(d) ``security requirement'' means any ``regulatory action'' as defined 
in section 3 of Executive Order 12866 of September 30, 1993, as amended 
(Regulatory Planning and Review), including security directives when 
appropriate, to implement measures to enhance the security of surface 
transportation;
(e) ``surface transportation modes'' means mass transit, commuter and 
long-distance passenger rail, freight rail, commercial vehicles 
(including intercity buses), and pipelines, and related infrastructure 
(including roads and highways), that are within the territory of the 
United States, but does not include electric grids; and
(f) ``surface transportation'' means any conveyance of people, goods, or 
commodities using one or more surface transportation modes.
Sec. 3. Functions of the Secretary of Homeland Security. The Secretary 
is the principal Federal official responsible for infrastructure 
protection activities for surface transportation. To implement the 
policy set forth in section 1 of this order, the Secretary shall, 
consistent with the National Infrastructure Protection Plan (NIPP), in 
coordination with the Secretary of Transportation, and in consultation 
with the heads of other relevant agencies:
(a) assess the security of each surface transportation mode and evaluate 
the effectiveness and efficiency of current Federal Government surface 
transportation security initiatives;

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(b) building upon current security initiatives, not later than December 
31, 2006, develop a comprehensive transportation systems sector specific 
plan, as defined in the NIPP;
(c) not later than 90 days after the comprehensive transportation 
systems sector specific plan is completed, develop an annex to such plan 
that addresses each surface transportation mode, which shall also 
include, at a minimum--

(i) an identification of existing security guidelines and security 
requirements and any security gaps, a description of how the transportation 
systems sector specific plan will be implemented for such mode, and the 
respective roles, responsibilities, and authorities of Federal, State, 
local, and tribal governments and the private sector;

(ii) schedules and protocols for annual reviews of the effectiveness of 
surface transportation security-related information sharing mechanisms in 
bringing about the timely exchange of surface transportation security 
information among Federal, State, local, and tribal governments and the 
private sector, as appropriate; and

(iii) a process for assessing (A) compliance with any security guidelines 
and security requirements issued by the Secretary for surface 
transportation, and (B) the need for revision of such guidelines and 
requirements to ensure their continuing effectiveness;

(d) in consultation with State, local, and tribal government officials 
and the private sector, not later than 180 days after the date of this 
order, identify surface transportation modes, or components thereof, 
that are subject to high risk of terrorist attack, draft appropriate 
security guidelines or security requirements to mitigate such risks, and 
ensure that, prior to their issuance, draft security requirements are 
transmitted to the Office of Management and Budget for review in 
accordance with Executive Order 12866 and draft security guidelines 
receive appropriate interagency review;
(e) develop, implement, and lead a process, in collaboration with other 
agencies, State, local, and tribal governments, and the private sector, 
as appropriate, to coordinate research, development, testing, and 
evaluation of technologies (including alternative uses for commercial 
off-the-shelf technologies and products) relating to the protection of 
surface transportation, including--

(i) determining product and technology needs to inform the requirements for 
and prioritization of research, development, testing, and evaluation, based 
on the security guidelines and security requirements developed pursuant to 
subsection (c) of this section and evolving terrorist threats to the 
security of surface transportation;

(ii) collecting information on existing and planned research, development, 
testing, and evaluation efforts; and

(iii) not later than 180 days after the date of this order, consistent with 
section 313 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, as amended (6 U.S.C. 
193), establishing and making available to Federal, State, local, and 
tribal government entities, and private sector owners and operators of 
surface transportation systems, lists of available technologies and 
products relating to the protection of surface transportation; and

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(f) use security grants authorized by law to assist in implementing 
security requirements and security guidelines issued pursuant to law and 
consistent with subsection (c) of this section.
Sec. 4. Duties of Heads of Other Agencies. Heads of agencies, as 
appropriate, shall provide such assistance and information as the 
Secretary may request to implement this order.
Sec. 5. General Provisions. This order:
(a) shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and the 
authorities of agencies, or heads of agencies, vested by law, and 
subject to the availability of appropriations;
(b) 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; and
(c) 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 agencies, instrumentalities, or entities, 
its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
George W. Bush
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    December 5, 2006.



Executive Order 13417 of December 6, 2006

Establishing an Emergency Board To Investigate Disputes Between Metro-
North Railroad and Certain of Its Employees Represented by Certain Labor 
Organizations

Disputes exist between Metro-North Railroad (Metro-North) and certain of 
its employees represented by certain labor organizations. The labor 
organizations involved in these disputes are designated on the attached 
list, which is made a part of this order.
The disputes have not heretofore been adjusted under the provisions of 
the Railway Labor Act, as amended, 45 U.S.C. 151 et. seq. (RLA).
A party empowered by the RLA has requested that the President establish 
an emergency board pursuant to section 9A of the RLA (45 U.S.C. 159a).
Section 9A(c) of the RLA provides that the President, upon such request, 
shall appoint an emergency board to investigate and report on the 
disputes.
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 RLA, it is hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. Establishment of Emergency Board (Board). There is 
established, effective 12:01 a.m. eastern standard time on December 7, 
2006, a Board of three members to be appointed by the President to 
investigate and report on these disputes. 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.

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Sec. 2. Report. The Board shall report to the President with respect to 
the disputes within 30 days of its creation.
Sec. 3. Maintaining Conditions. As provided by section 9A(c) of the RLA, 
from the date of the creation of the Board and for 120 days thereafter, 
no change in the conditions out of which the disputes 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,
    December 6, 2006.

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Labor Organizations

International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers
International Brotherhood of Teamsters
Service Employees International Union-National Conference of Firemen & 
Oilers
Sheet Metal Workers' International Association
Transportation Communications International Union (including 
Transportation Communications International Union - American Railway and 
Airline Supervisors Association)
Transport Workers Union of America

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Executive Order 13418 of December 14, 2006

Amendment to Executive Order 13317, Volunteers for Prosperity

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, and to add combating malaria as 
one of the objectives of the global prosperity agenda, it is hereby 
ordered that section 1(a) of Executive Order 13317 of September 25, 
2003, is amended by:

(a) striking ``, and stemming the spread of HIV/AIDS.'' and inserting in 
lieu thereof ``, stemming the spread of HIV/AIDS and controlling 
malaria.''; and

(b) striking ``, and the Middle East Partnership Initiative.'' and 
inserting in lieu thereof ``, the Middle East Partnership Initiative, and 
the President's Malaria Initiative.''.

George W. Bush
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    December 14, 2006.



Executive Order 13419 of December 20, 2006

National Aeronautics Research and Development

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, including section 204 of the 
National Science and Technology Policy, Organization, and Priorities Act 
of 1976, as amended (42 U.S.C. 6613), section 101(c) of the National 
Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2005 (Public 
Law 109-155), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, it is 
hereby ordered as follows:
Section 1. National Aeronautics Research and Development Policy. 
Continued progress in aeronautics, the science of flight, is essential 
to America's economic success and the protection of America's security 
interests at home and around the globe. Accordingly, it shall be the 
policy of the United States to facilitate progress in aeronautics 
research and development (R&D) through appropriate funding and 
activities of the Federal Government, in cooperation with State, 
territorial, tribal, local, and foreign governments, international 
organizations, academic and research institutions, private 
organizations, and other entities, as appropriate. The Federal 
Government shall only undertake roles in supporting aeronautics R&D that 
are not more appropriately performed by the private sector. The National 
Aeronautics Research and Development Policy prepared by the National 
Science and Technology Council should, to the extent consistent with 
this order and its implementation, guide the aeronautics R&D programs of 
the United States through 2020.
Sec. 2. Functions of the Director of the Office of Science and 
Technology Policy. To implement the policy set forth in section 1 of 
this order, the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy 
(the ``Director'') shall:

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    (a) review the funding and activities of the Federal Government 
relating to aeronautics R&D;
    (b) recommend to the President, the Director of the Office of 
Management and Budget, and the heads of executive departments and 
agencies, as appropriate, such actions with respect to funding and 
activities of the Federal Government relating to aeronautics R&D as may 
be necessary to

(i) advance United States technological leadership in aeronautics;

(ii) support innovative research leading to significant advances in 
aeronautical concepts, technologies, and capabilities;

(iii) pursue and develop advanced aeronautics concepts and technologies, 
including those for advanced aircraft systems and air transportation 
management systems, to benefit America's security and effective and 
efficient national airspace management;

(iv) maintain and advance United States aeronautics research, development, 
test and evaluation infrastructure to provide effective experimental and 
computational capabilities in support of aeronautics R&D;

(v) facilitate the educational development of the future aeronautics 
workforce as needed to further Federal Government interests;

(vi) enhance coordination and communication among executive departments and 
agencies to maximize the effectiveness of Federal Government R&D resources; 
and

(vii) ensure appropriate Federal Government coordination with State, 
territorial, tribal, local, and foreign governments, international 
organizations, academic and research institutions, private organizations, 
and other entities.

Sec. 3. Implementation of National Aeronautics Research and Development 
Policy. To implement the policy set forth in section 1 of this order, 
the Director shall:
    (a) develop and, not later than 1 year after the date of this order, 
submit for approval by the President a plan for national aeronautics R&D 
and for related infrastructure, (the ``plan''), and thereafter submit, 
not less often than biennially, to the President for approval any 
changes to the plan;
    (b) monitor and report to the President as appropriate on the 
implementation of the approved plan;
    (c) ensure that executive departments and agencies conducting 
aeronautics R&D:

(i) obtain and exchange information and advice, as appropriate, from 
organizations and individuals outside the Federal Government in support of 
Federal Government planning and performance of aeronautics R&D;

(ii) develop and implement, as appropriate, measures for improving 
dissemination of R&D results and facilitating technology transition from 
R&D to applications; and

(iii) identify and promote innovative policies and approaches that 
complement and enhance Federal Government aeronautics R&D investment; and

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    (d) report to the President on the results of the efforts of 
executive departments and agencies to implement paragraphs (c)(i) 
through (iii) of this section.
Sec. 4. General Provisions. (a) In implementing this order, the Director 
shall:

(i) obtain as appropriate the assistance of the National Science and 
Technology Council in the performance of the Director's functions under 
this order, consistent with Executive Order 12881 of November 23, 1993, as 
amended;

(ii) coordinate as appropriate with the Director of the Office of 
Management and Budget; and

(iii) obtain information and advice from all sources as appropriate, 
including individuals associated with academic and research institutions 
and private organizations.

    (b) The functions of the President under subsection (c) of section 
101 of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization 
Act of 2005, except the function of designation, are assigned to the 
Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy. In performing 
these assigned functions, the Director shall, as appropriate, consult 
the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 
the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of Transportation, the Director 
of the Office of Management and Budget, and other heads of executive 
departments and agencies as appropriate. The Director also shall ensure 
that all actions taken in the performance of such functions are 
consistent with the authority set forth in subsections (a) through (d) 
of section 6 of Executive Order 13346 of July 8, 2004.
    (c) This order shall be implemented in a manner consistent with: (i) 
applicable law, including section 102A

(i) of the National Security Act of 1947, as amended (50 U.S.C. 403-1(i)), 
and subject to the availability of appropriations; and

(ii) statutory authority of the principal officers of executive departments 
and agencies as the heads of their respective departments and agencies.

    (d) This order 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.
    (e) This order 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,
    December 20, 2006.



Executive Order 13420 of December 21, 2006

Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay

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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.
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, 
and section 137 of Public Law 109-289, division B, as amended by section 
7 of Public Law 109-383) 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), at Schedule 7.
Sec. 4. Uniformed Services. Pursuant to section 601(a)-(c) of Public Law 
109-364, 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 5 U.S.C. 5304a, 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. Rates for the Congress, under Schedule 6, are 
effective on February 16, 2007. Schedule 7 reflects continuation of the 
pay rates in effect as of the first day of the applicable pay period 
beginning on or after January 1, 2006. Schedule 8 is effective on 
January 1, 2007. The other schedules contained herein are effective on 
the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after 
January 1, 2007.

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Sec. 8. Prior Order Superseded. Executive Order 13393 of December 22, 
2005, is superseded.
George W. Bush
The White House,
    December 21, 2006.

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Executive Order 13421 of December 28, 2006

Providing for the Closing of Government Departments and Agencies on 
January 2, 2007

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 January 2, 2007, as a 
mark of respect for Gerald R. Ford, the thirty-eighth 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,
    December 28, 2006.

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                      OTHER PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS


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Subchapter A-- [Reserved]
Subchapter B-- Administrative Orders                                 271
Subchapter C-- Reorganization Plans                               [None]
Subchapter D-- Designations                                       [None]
Appendix A-- List of Final Rule Documents                            331
                                                                        


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Subchapter B-- Administrative Orders


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Notice of January 6, 2006

Notice of Intention to Enter Into a Free Trade Agreement With Peru

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 Republic of Peru.
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,
    Washington, January 6, 2006.

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Notice of January 10, 2006

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. On 
February 26, 2004, by Proclamation 7757, the scope of the national 
emergency was expanded in order to deny monetary and material support to 
the repressive Cuban government, which had 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 
United States Interests Section.
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 Cuba and the emergency authority relating to 
the regulation of the anchorage and movement of vessels set out in 
Proclamation 6687, as amended and expanded by Proclamation 7757.
This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted 
to the Congress.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, January 10, 2006.



Notice of January 18, 2006

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

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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, 2006. 
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 18, 2006.



Memorandum of February 3, 2006

Assignment of Certain Reporting Function

Memorandum for the Secretary of Labor
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 assign to you the function of the President contained 
within section 401(c) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 
1641(c)), to provide the specified final report to the Congress in 
relation to Proclamation 7959 of November 3, 2005.
This function may be further delegated to the Deputy Secretary of Labor.
You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the 
Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, February 3, 2006.

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Presidential Determination No. 2006-9 of February 7, 2006

Determination to Waive Military Coup-Related Provision of the Foreign 
Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 
2006, 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 section 534(j) of the Foreign Operations, 
Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2006 (the 
``Act'') (Public Law 109-102), and Public Law 107-57, as amended, I 
hereby determine and certify, with respect to Pakistan, that a waiver of 
section 508 of the Act:

(a) would facilitate the transition to democratic rule in Pakistan; and

(b) is important to United States efforts to respond to, deter, or prevent 
acts of international terrorism.

Accordingly, I hereby waive, with respect to Pakistan, the prohibition 
contained in section 508 of such Act.
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, February 7, 2006.



Presidential Determination No. 2006-10 of February 7, 2006

Determination to Authorize a Drawdown for Afghanistan

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 202 and other relevant provisions 
of the Afghanistan Freedom Support Act (Public Law 107-327, as amended) 
and section 506 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended, 22 
U.S.C. 2318, I hereby direct the drawdown of up to $16.998 million of 
defense articles, defense services, and military education and training 
from the Department of Defense for the Government of Afghanistan. This 
determination also amends PD 2005-19, signed January 27, 2005, by 
substituting ``$71.502'' therein for ``$88.5''.
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 7, 2006.

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Notice of February 27, 2006

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. On November 22, 
2005, I issued Executive Order 13391 to take additional steps with 
respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13288 and 
to block the property of additional persons undermining democratic 
processes or institutions in Zimbabwe.
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 and on November 22, 2005, to deal with 
that emergency, must continue in effect beyond March 6, 2006. 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 undermining democratic processes or institutions in 
Zimbabwe.
This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted 
to the Congress.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    February 27, 2006.



Presidential Determination No. 2006-11 of February 28, 2006

Export-Import Bank Programs for or in Libya

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws 
of the United States of America, including sections 620A and 621 of the 
Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2371 and 2381), 
section 113 in Division J of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005 
(Public Law 108-447):
    1. I hereby determine that:
    (a) national security interests justify a waiver of the 
prohibition in subsection (a) of section 620A of the Foreign 
Assistance Act of 1961 with

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respect to the provision of assistance under the Export-Import 
Bank Act of 1945, as amended (12 U.S.C. 635 et seq.), for Libya; 
and
    (b) it is important to the national security interests of the 
United States that direct loans, credits, insurance, and 
guarantees of the Export-Import Bank or its agents may be made 
available for or in Libya, notwithstanding section 507 or similar 
provisions in the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and 
Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2005 (Division D of Public 
Law 108-447), or prior acts making appropriations for foreign 
operations, export financing, and related programs.
    2. I hereby waive, through the date that is 24 months from the date 
of this memorandum, the prohibition in subsection (a) of section 620A of 
the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 with respect to the provision of 
assistance under the Export-Import Bank Act of 1945, as amended, for 
Libya.
    3. The function of the President under subsection (d) of section 
620A of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 is assigned to the Secretary 
of State, effective on the date that is 22 months from the date of this 
memorandum, with respect to provision of assistance under the Export-
Import Bank Act of 1945, as amended, for Libya.
You are authorized and directed to transmit this determination to the 
Congress and publish in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, February 28, 2006.



Notice of March 13, 2006

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. 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, 
2006. 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 2005.

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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 13, 2006.



Memorandum of April 6, 2006

Assignment of Reporting Function on Iraq Policy Under the National 
Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
By virtue of 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 assign to you the functions of the President under 
section 1227(c) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
Year 2006 (Public Law 109-163).
You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the 
Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, April 6, 2006.



Presidential Determination No. 2006-12 of April 13, 2006

Waiver and Certification of Statutory Provisions Regarding the Palestine 
Liberation Organization (PLO) Office

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, 2006, Public Law 109-102, 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 13, 2006.

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Memorandum of April 17, 2006

Designation of Officers of the Social Security Administration

Memorandum for the Commissioner of Social Security
By the authority vested in me as President under 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., I hereby order 
that:
Section 1. Order of Succession.
During any period when both the Commissioner of Social Security 
(Commissioner) and the Deputy Commissioner of Social Security (Deputy 
Commissioner) have died, resigned, or otherwise become unable to perform 
the functions and duties of the office of Commissioner, the following 
officers of the Social Security Administration, in the order listed, 
shall perform the functions and duties of the office of Commissioner, if 
they are eligible to act as Commissioner under the provisions of the 
Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998, until such time as the 
Commissioner or Deputy Commissioner is able to perform the functions and 
duties of the office of Commissioner:
    Chief of Staff;
    Deputy Commissioner for Operations;
    Regional Commissioner, Philadelphia; and
    Regional Commissioner, Dallas.
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 Commissioner 
    pursuant to this memorandum.
                                                                     (b)
     Notwithstanding the provisions of this memorandum, the President 
    retains discretion, to the extent permitted by the Federal Vacancies 
    Reform Act of 1998, 5 U.S.C. 3345 et seq., to depart from this 
    memorandum in designating an acting Commissioner.
Sec. 3. Prior Memorandum Superseded.
This memorandum supersedes the Presidential Memorandum of May 9, 2002, 
entitled ``Designation of Officers of the Social Security 
Administration.''
Sec. 4. Publication.
You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the 
Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, April 17, 2006.

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Presidential Determination No. 2006-13 of May 4, 2006

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 $28 million be made 
available from the U.S. Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund 
to support unexpected urgent humanitarian needs related to the U.N. High 
Commissioner for Refugees' new role to protect and assist Internally 
Displaced Persons; refugee repatriation to Burundi and the Democratic 
Republic of Congo; refugee feeding operations; and drought relief 
affecting conflict areas of Somalia. These funds may be used, as 
appropriate, to provide contributions to international, governmental, 
and non-governmental 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, May 4, 2006.



Memorandum of May 5, 2006

Assignment of Function Relating to Granting of Authority for Issuance of 
Certain Directives

Memorandum for the Director of National Inelligence
By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of 
the United States, including section 301 of title 3, United States Code, 
I hereby assign to you the function of the President under section 
13(b)(3)(A) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (15 
U.S.C. 78m(b)(3)(A)). In performing such function, you should consult 
the heads of departments and agencies, as appropriate.
You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the 
Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, May 5, 2006.

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Memorandum of May 5, 2006

Assignment of Functions Relating to Import Restrictions on Iraqi 
Antiquities

Memorandum for the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Homeland 
Security
Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of 
the United States, including section 301 of title 3, United States Code, 
the functions of the President under section 3002 of the Emergency 
Protection for Iraqi Cultural Antiquities Act of 2004 (title III of 
Public Law 108-429) are assigned to the Secretary of State. In the 
performance of such functions, the Secretary of State shall consult the 
Secretary of Homeland Security and the heads of other departments and 
agencies, as appropriate.
The Secretary of State is authorized and directed to publish this 
memorandum in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, May 5, 2006.



Memorandum of May 5, 2006

Certain Programs To Build the Capacity of Foreign Military Forces and 
Related Reporting Requirements

Memorandum for the the Secretary of State, the Secretary of Defense, and 
the Director of the Office of Management and Budget
Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of 
the United States, including section 301 of title 3, United States Code 
and section 1206 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
Year 2006 (Public Law 109-163), I direct the Secretary of Defense to 
conduct or support, within available appropriations, programs that 
comply with section 1206 for the following countries: Algeria, the 
Bahamas, Cameroon, Chad, Dominican Republic, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, 
Indonesia, Jamaica, Lebanon, Morocco, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Sao 
Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tunisia, and Yemen.
The function of the President under subsection (f) of section 1206 is 
assigned to the Secretary of State. In performing such function, the 
Secretary of State should consult with the Secretary of Defense and the 
Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

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The Secretary of State is authorized and directed to transmit, on my 
behalf, a copy of this memorandum to the Congress and to publish it in 
the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, May 5, 2006.



Notice of May 8, 2006

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

On May 11, 2004, pursuant to my authority under the International 
Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701-1706) and the Syria 
Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2003 (Public 
Law 108-175), I issued Executive Order 13338 in which I declared a 
national emergency authorizing the blocking of property of certain 
persons and prohibiting the exportation or reexportation of certain 
goods to Syria. On April 25, 2006, I issued Executive Order 13399 to 
expand the scope of this national emergency. I took these actions 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 the Government of Syria in supporting terrorism, interfering 
in 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.
Because the actions and policies of the Government of Syria continue to 
pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, 
foreign policy, and economy of theUnited States, the national emergency 
declared on May 11, 2004, and the measures adopted on that date to deal 
with that emergency, must continue in effect beyond May 11, 2006. 
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 authorizing the blocking of property of certain persons and 
prohibiting the exportation or reexportation of certain goods to Syria.
This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted 
to the Congress.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    May 8, 2006.

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Memorandum of May 8, 2006

Assignment of Function Concerning Assistance to Afghanistan

Memorandum for the Secretary of State, the Director of the Office of 
National Drug Control Policy, and the Director of National Intelligence
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, the function of the President under the heading ``Economic Support 
Fund'' in the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs 
Appropriations Act, 2006 (Public Law 109-102) that relates to waiver of 
a proviso is assigned to the Secretary of State. The Director of the 
Office of National Drug Control Policy and the Director of National 
Intelligence shall, consistent with applicable law, provide the 
Secretary of State with such information as may be necessary to assist 
the Secretary in the performance of such function.
The Secretary of State is authorized and directed to publish this 
memorandum in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, May 8, 2006.



Memorandum of May 12, 2006

Assignment of Functions Relating to the Report to the Congress on 
Implementation of Humanitarian Assistance Code of Conduct

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of 
the United States, including section 301 of title 3, United States Code, 
the functions of the President under section 2110(c) of the Emergency 
Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, 
and Tsunami Relief, 2005 (title II of Public Law 109-13) (22 U.S.C. 
2370b), are assigned to the Secretary of State.
You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the 
Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, May 12, 2006.

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Presidential Determination No. 2006-14 of May 12, 2006

Certification on Rescission of Libya's Designation as a State Sponsor of 
Terrorism

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Pursuant to the Constitution and laws of the United States, including 
section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and consistent with section 
6(j)(4)(B) of the Export Administration Act of 1979, Public Law 96-72, 
as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 2405(j)), and as continued in effect by 
Executive Order 13222 of August 17, 2001, I hereby certify, with respect 
to the rescission of the determination of December 29, 1979, regarding 
Libya, that:
    (i) the Government of Libya has not provided any support for 
international terrorism during the preceding 6-month period, and
    (ii) the Government of Libya has provided assurances that it will 
not support acts of international terrorism in the future.
This certification shall also satisfy the provisions of section 
620A(c)(2) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, Public Law 87-195, as 
amended (22 U.S.C. 2371(c)), and section 40(f)(1)(B) of the Arms Export 
Control Act, Public Law 90-629, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2780(f)).
You are authorized and directed to report this certification and the 
attached memorandum justifying the rescission to the Congress and to 
arrange for their publication in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, May 12, 2006.

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Notice of May 18, 2006

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) (IEEPA). 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.
On July 29, 2004, in Executive Order 13350, I amended the Annex to 
Executive Order 13315 to include certain persons determined to have been 
subject to economic sanctions pursuant to Executive Orders 12722 and 
12724. Because of their association with the prior Iraqi regime, I 
determined that these persons present an obstacle 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 and, therefore, such 
persons should be subject to sanctions under Executive Order 13315.
Executive Order 13350 also amended Executive Order 13290 of March 20, 
2003, in which, consistent with section 203(a)(1)(C) of IEEPA, 50 U.S.C. 
1702(a)(1)(C), I ordered that certain blocked funds held in the United 
States in accounts in the name of the Government of Iraq, the Central 
Bank of Iraq, Rafidain Bank, Rasheed Bank, or the State Organization for 
Marketing Oil be confiscated and vested in the Department of the 
Treasury. I originally exercised these authorities pursuant to the 
national emergency in Executive Order 12722. In light of the changed 
circumstances in Iraq and my decision to terminate the national 
emergency declared in Executive Order 12722, I determined that the 
exercise of authorities in Executive Order 13290 should continue in 
order to address the national emergency declared in Executive Order 
13303 of May 22, 2003, as expanded in scope in Executive Order 13315 of 
August 28, 2003, regarding the obstacles posed to the orderly 
reconstruction of Iraq. Executive Order 13350 amends Executive Order 
13290 to that effect.

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On November 29, 2004, in Executive Order 13364, I modified the scope of 
this national emergency to address the unusual and extraordinary threat 
to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed 
by the threat of attachment or other judicial process against the 
Central Bank of Iraq. I also determined that, consistent with United 
Nations Security Council Resolutions 1483 and 1546, the steps taken in 
Executive Order 13303 to deal with this national emergency 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 and 
petroleum products and interests therein, such steps shall apply only 
until title passes to the initial purchaser.
Because 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 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, August 28, 2003, July 29, 2004, and November 29, 2004, to deal 
with that emergency must continue in effect beyond May 22, 2006. 
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.
This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted 
to the Congress.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    May 18, 2006.



Notice of May 18, 2006

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

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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 the 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, 2006. 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. This notice shall be published in the Federal Register 
and transmitted to the Congress.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    May 18, 2006.



Memorandum of May 18, 2006

Assignment of Functions Relating to Waivers and Reports Concerning 
Africa

Memorandum for the Secretary of state [and] the Attorney General
By the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
States, including section 301 of title 3, I hereby assign to the 
Secretary of State the functions of the President under section 590 of 
the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs 
Appropriations Act, 2006 (Public Law 109-102). The Secretary of State 
shall consult the Attorney General as appropriate in the performance of 
such functions.
The Secretary of State is authorized and directed to publish this 
memorandum in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, May 18, 2006.



Memorandum of May 18, 2006

Assignment of Function Regarding Transfer of Items in the War Reserves 
Stockpile for the Republic of Korea

Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense
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

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States Code, I hereby assign to you the functions of the President under 
section 1 of Public Law 109-159 (119 Stat. 2955).
You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the 
Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, May 18, 2006.



Memorandum of May 25, 2006

Assignment of Certain Functions Relating to the Global War on Terror

Memorandum for the Secretary of State [and] the Director of the Office 
of Management and Budget
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, the functions of the President under the heading ``Peacekeeping 
Operations'' in chapter 2 of title II in Division A of the Emergency 
Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, 
and Tsunami Relief, 2005 (Public Law 109-13) are assigned to the 
Secretary of State. The Secretary should consult the Director of the 
Office of Management and Budget as appropriate in the performance of 
such functions.
The Secretary of State is authorized and directed to publish this 
memorandum in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, May 25, 2006.



Memorandum of May 26, 2006

Assignment of Certain Functions Related to the Use of Cooperative Threat 
Reduction Funds for States Outside the Former Soviet Union

Memorandum for the Secretary of State[,] the Secretary of Defense[,] the 
Secretary of Energy[, and] the Director of National Intelligence
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 assign to the Secretary of State the functions of the 
President under:

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(1) subsection 1203(d) of the Cooperative Threat Reduction Act of 1993 (22 
U.S.C. 5952(d)), as it relates to section 1308(e) of the National Defense 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1994 (22 U.S.C. 5963);

(2) subsections 1306(a) and (b) of the National Defense Authorization Act 
for Fiscal Year 2003 (Public Law 107-314), as amended (22 U.S.C. 5952 
note), as they relate to section 1308(e); and

(3) section 1304 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 
2006 (Public Law 109-163).

The Secretary of State shall consult the Secretary of Defense prior to 
making a determination specified in section 1308(a)(2).
The Secretary of State is authorized and directed to publish this 
memorandum in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, May 26, 2006.



Presidential Determination No. 2006-15 of June 15, 2006

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, 2006.

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Notice of June 19, 2006

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 hereafter 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.
The national emergency declared on June 21, 2000, must continue beyond 
June 21, 2006, 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 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 19, 2006.



Presidential Determination No. 2006-16 of June 19, 2006

Eligibility of the Kingdom of Swaziland to Receive Defense Articles and 
Defense Services Under the Foreign Assistance Act and the Arms Export 
Control Act

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Pursuant to section 503(a) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as 
amended (22 U.S.C. 2311), and section 3(a)(1) of the Arms Export Control 
Act,

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as amended (22 U.S.C. 2753), I hereby find that the furnishing of 
defense articles and defense services to the Kingdom of Swaziland will 
strengthen the security of the United States and promote world peace.
You are authorized and directed to transmit this determination, 
including the justification, to the Congress and to arrange for the 
publication of this determination in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, June 19, 2006.

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Notice of June 22, 2006

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 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 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 date and thereafter to deal with that 
emergency, must continue in effect beyond June 26, 2006. 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 22, 2006.



Presidential Determination No. 2006-17 of June 30, 2006

Implementation of Sections 603 and 604 of the Foreign Relations 
Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2003 (Public Law 107-228)

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Consistent with the authority contained in section 604 of the Foreign 
Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2003 (Public Law 107-228) (the 
``Act''), and with reference to the determinations set out in the report 
to the Congress transmitted on the date hereof, pursuant to section 603 
of that Act, regarding noncompliance 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.''

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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 
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(c) 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 30, 2006.



Notice of July 18, 2006

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

On July 22, 2004, by Executive Order 13348, I declared a national 
emergency and ordered related measures blocking the property of certain 
persons and prohibiting the importation of certain goods from Liberia, 
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 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, which have undermined Liberia's transition 
to democracy and the orderly development of its political, 
administrative, and economic institutions and resources. I further noted 
that the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed on August 18, 2003, and 
the related ceasefire had not yet been universally implemented 
throughout Liberia, and that the illicit trade in round logs and timber 
products was linked to the proliferation of and trafficking in illegal 
arms, which perpetuated the Liberian conflict and fueled and exacerbated 
other conflicts throughout West Africa.
Today, Liberia is making a transition to a peaceful, democratic order 
under the new administration of President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. Charles 
Taylor is in the custody of the Special Court for Sierra Leone in The 
Hague. However, the stability in Liberia is fragile. The actions and 
policies of Charles Taylor and others have left a legacy of destruction 
that still has the potential to undermine Liberia's transformation and 
recovery.
Because the actions and policies of these persons continue to pose an 
unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy of the United 
States,

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the national emergency declared on July 22, 2004, and the measures 
adopted on that date to deal with that emergency, must continue in 
effect beyond July 22, 2006. 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 
13348.
This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted 
to the Congress.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    July 18, 2006.



Memorandum of July 18, 2006

Assignment of Reporting Functions Related to Russian Debt Reduction for 
Nonproliferation

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, and section 1321 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, 
Fiscal Year 2003 (Public Law 107-228) (the ``Act''), I hereby assign to 
you the functions of the President under section 1321 of the Act.
You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the 
Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, July 18, 2006.



Presidential Determination No. 2006-18 of August 2, 2006

Waiving Prohibition on United States Military Assistance With Respect to 
Lesotho

Memorandum for the Secertary 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 Lesotho 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 country; 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.

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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, August 2, 2006.



Notice of August 3, 2006

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. 170l 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, 2001, must continue in effect beyond August 17, 
2006. 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,
    August 3, 2006.



Presidential Determination No. 2006-19 of August 17, 2006

Presidential Determination on 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 (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.

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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, 2006.



Presidential Determination No. 2006-21 of August 21, 2006

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 $13.5 million be made 
available from the U.S. Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund 
to meet unexpected urgent humanitarian needs related to the conflict in 
Lebanon. 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, August 21, 2006.



Notice of August 24, 2006

Intention To Enter Into a Free Trade Agreement With Colombia

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 Republic of Colombia.
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,
    August 24, 2006.

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Presidential Determination No. 2006-22 of August 28, 2006

Transfers of Defense Articles and Services in Support of Sudan Security 
Sector Transformation (SST) Program

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of 
the United States, including section 40(g) of the Arms Export Control 
Act (AECA), I hereby:
                                                                
    Determine that the transaction, encompassing transfers of defense 
    articles and services, funded by United States Government 
    assistance, necessary for an SST program for the Government of 
    Southern Sudan that will support transformation of the Sudan 
    People's Liberation Army from a guerrilla force into a smaller, 
    conventional force is essential to the national security interests 
    of the United States. Such transfers include the provision of 
    vehicles and communications equipment; power generation; facilities 
    construction/renovation; training and technical assistance; 
    recommendations for force structure, training, equipment, 
    infrastructure, and resource management; and other defense articles 
    and services in support of military reform in Southern Sudan, 
    including support to the Sudan People's Liberation Movement;
                                                                
    Waive the prohibitions in section 40 of the AECA related to such 
    transaction; and
                                                                
    Assign to you the functions under section 40(g)(2) of the AECA to 
    consult with and submit reports to the Congress for proposed 
    specific exports or transfers, 15 days prior to permitting them to 
    proceed, that are necessary for and within the scope of this 
    determination and the transaction referred to herein.
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 28, 2006.



Notice of September 5, 2006

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, the 
Pentagon, and aboard United Airlines flight 93, and the continuing and 
immediate threat of further attacks on the United States.
Because the terrorist threat continues, the national emergency declared 
on September 14, 2001, and the measures adopted to deal with that 
emergency

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must continue in effect beyond September 14, 2006. 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,
    September 5, 2006.



Presidential Determination No. 2006-23 of September 13, 2006

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, 2005 (70 Fed. 
Reg. 54607), the exercise of certain authorities under the Trading with 
the Enemy Act is scheduled to terminate on September 14, 2006.
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, consistent with the authority vested in me by section 101(b) 
of Public Law 95-223, I continue for 1 year, until September 14, 2007, 
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 13, 2006.



Presidential Determination No. 2006-24 of September 15, 2006

Presidential Determination on Major Drug Transit or Major Illicit Drug 
Producing Countries for Fiscal Year 2007

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Pursuant to section 706(1) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, 
FY03 (Public Law 107-228) (FRAA), I hereby identify the following 
countries as major drug transit or major illicit drug producing 
countries: Afghanistan,

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The Bahamas, Bolivia, Brazil, Burma, Colombia, Dominican Republic, 
Ecuador, Guatemala, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Laos, Mexico, Nigeria, 
Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, and Venezuela.
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)(2) and (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 and 
Venezuela as countries that have failed demonstrably during the previous 
12 months to adhere to their obligations under international 
counternarcotics agreements and take the measures set forth in section 
489(a)(1) of the FAA. Attached to this report (Tab A) are justifications 
for the determinations on Burma and Venezuela, as required by section 
706(2)(B).
I have also determined, in accordance with provisions of section 
706(3)(A) of the FRAA, that support for programs to aid Venezuela's 
democratic institutions is vital to the national interests of the United 
States.
Although President Karzai has strongly attacked narcotrafficking as the 
greatest threat to Afghanistan, one third of the Afghan economy remains 
opium-based, which contributes to widespread public corruption. The 
government at all levels must be held accountable to deter and eradicate 
poppy cultivation; remove and prosecute corrupt officials; and 
investigate, prosecute, or extradite narcotraffickers and those 
financing their activities. We are concerned that failure to act 
decisively now could undermine security, compromise democratic 
legitimacy, and imperil international support for vital assistance.
My Administration is concerned with the decline in Bolivian 
counternarcotics cooperation since October 2005. Bolivia, the world's 
third largest producer of cocaine, has undertaken policies that have 
allowed the expansion of coca cultivation and slowed the pace of 
eradication until mid-year, when it picked up. The Government of 
Bolivia's (GOB) policy of ``zero cocaine, but not zero coca'' has 
focused primarily on interdiction, to the near exclusion of its 
necessary complements, eradication and alternative development. However, 
the GOB has been supportive of interdiction initiatives and has had 
positive results in seizing cocaine and decommissioning rustic labs. We 
would encourage the GOB to refocus its efforts on eliminating excess 
coca, the source of cocaine. This would include eradicating at least 
5,000 hectares, including in the Chapare region; eliminating the 
``cato'' exemption to Bolivian law; rescinding Ministerial Resolution 
112, Administrative Resolution 083, and establishing tight controls on 
the sale of licit coca leaf for traditional use; and implementing strong 
precursor chemical control measures to prevent conversion of coca to 
cocaine. My Administration plans to review Bolivia's performance in 
these specific areas within 6 months.

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The Government of Canada (GOC) continued to effectively curb the 
diversion of precursor chemicals that are required for methamphetamine 
production to feed U.S. illegal markets. The GOC also continued to seize 
laboratories that produce MDMA/Ecstasy consumed in both Canada and the 
United States. The principal drug concern was the continuing large-scale 
production of high-potency, indoor-grown marijuana for export to the 
United States. The United States enjoyed excellent cooperation with 
Canada across a broad range of law enforcement issues and shared goals.
The Government of Ecuador (GOE) has made considerable progress in 
combating narcotics trafficking destined for the United States. However, 
a dramatic increase in the quantity of cocaine transported toward the 
United States using Ecuadorian-flagged ships and indications of 
increased illegal armed group activity along Ecuador's northern border 
with Colombia remain areas of serious concern. Effective cooperation and 
streamlined maritime operational procedures between the U.S. Coast Guard 
and the Ecuadorian Navy are resulting in an increase in the amount of 
cocaine interdicted. Building on that cooperation, we will work with 
Ecuador to change the circumstances that make Ecuadorian-flagged vessels 
and Ecuadorian citizenship so attractive to drug traffickers.
As a result of the elections in Haiti, the new government now has a 
clear mandate from the Haitian people to bring crime, violent gangs, and 
drug trafficking under control. We urge the new government to strengthen 
and accelerate ongoing efforts to rebuild and reform Haiti's law 
enforcement and judicial institutions and to consult closely with the 
United States to define achievable and verifiable steps to accomplish 
these goals.
While the Government of Nigeria continues to take substantive steps to 
curb official corruption, it remains a major challenge in Nigeria. We 
strongly encourage the government to continue to adequately fund and 
support the anti-corruption bodies that have been established there in 
order to fully address Nigeria's ongoing fight against corruption. We 
urge Nigeria to continue improving the effectiveness of the National 
Drug and Law Enforcement Agency and, in particular, improve enforcement 
operations at major airports/seaports and against major drug kingpins, 
to include targeting their financial assets. We look forward to working 
with Nigerian officials to increase extraditions and assisting in drug 
enforcement operations.
Although there have not been any drug seizures or apprehensions of drug 
traffickers with a connection to the Democratic People's Republic of 
Korea (DPRK) since 2004, we remain concerned about DPRK state-directed 
criminal activity. The United States Government has made clear to the 
DPRK that an end to all involvement in criminal activity is a necessary 
prerequisite to entry into the international community.
Under provisions of the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act (CMEA), 
which modified section 489(a) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as 
amended, and section 490(a) of the FAA, a report will be made to the 
Congress on March 1, 2007, naming the five countries that legally 
exported the largest amount of methamphetamine precursor chemicals, as 
well as the top five methamphetamine precursor importers with the 
highest rate of diversion for illicit drug production. This report will 
be sent concurrently with the International Narcotics Control Strategy 
Report, which will also contain additional reporting on methamphetamine 
precursor chemicals pursuant to the CMEA.

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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, 2006.

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Notice of September 21, 2006

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 of 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 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, 
2006. 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.
This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted 
to the Congress.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    September 21, 2006.



Presidential Determination No. 2006-25 of September 26, 2006

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 Burma, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe, not to provide 
certain funding for those countries' governments for fiscal year 2007, 
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)(1)(A)(ii) of 
the Act, with respect to Cuba, the Democratic People's Republic of 
Korea, Iran, and

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Syria, not to provide certain funding for those countries' governments 
for fiscal year 2007, 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 Secretary of State with 
respect to Belize and Laos;
 Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with 
respect to Iran, that funding for educational and cultural exchange 
programs described in section 110(d)(1)(A)(ii) of the Act that include 
educators, municipal leaders, religious leaders, journalists, 
economists, or sports or cultural figures 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 Saudi Arabia, that provision to Saudi Arabia of all programs, 
projects, or activities of assistance described in sections 
110(d)(1)(A)(i) and 110(d)(1)(B) of the Act 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, that provision to Sudan of all programs, projects, or 
activities of assistance described in sections 110(d)(1)(A)(i) and 
110(d)(1)(B) of the Act 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 Syria, that funding for educational and cultural exchange 
programs described in section 110(d)(1) (A)(ii) of the Act that include 
educators, municipal leaders, religious leaders, journalists, 
economists, or sports or cultural figures 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 Uzbekistan, that provision to Uzbekistan of all programs, 
projects, or activities of assistance described in sections 
110(d)(1)(A)(i) and 110(d)(1)(B) of the Act 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 Venezuela, for all programs, projects, or activities of 
assistance for victims of trafficking in persons or to combat such 
trafficking, or for strengthening the democratic process, including 
strengthening political parties and supporting electoral observation and 
monitoring and related programs, or for public diplomacy, 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;
 Determine, consistent with section 110(d)(4) of the Act, with 
respect to Zimbabwe, for all programs, projects, or activities of 
assistance for victims of trafficking in persons or to combat such 
trafficking, for the promotion of health or good governance, or which 
would have a significant adverse effect on vulnerable populations if 
suspended, that provision to Zimbabwe of the assistance described in 
sections 110(d)(1)(A)(i) and 110(d)(1)(B) of

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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, that 
assistance to Venezuela or Zimbabwe described in section 110(d)(1)(B) of 
the Act that:

(1) is a regional program, project, or activity under which the total 
benefit to Venezuela or Zimbabwe does not exceed 10 percent of the total 
value of such program, project, or activity; or

(2) has as its primary objective the addressing of basic human needs, as 
defined by the Department of the Treasury with respect to other, existing 
legislative mandates concerning U.S. participation in the multilateral 
development banks; or

(3) is complementary to or has similar policy objectives to programs being 
implemented bilaterally by the United States Government; or

(4) has as its primary objective the improvement of the country's legal 
system, including in areas that impact the country's ability to investigate 
and prosecute trafficking cases or otherwise improve implementation of a 
country's anti-trafficking policy, regulations, or legislation; or

(5) in engaging a government, international organization, or civil society 
organization, and that seeks as its primary objective(s) to: (a) increase 
efforts to investigate and prosecute trafficking in persons crimes; (b) 
increase protection for victims of trafficking through better screening, 
identification, rescue/removal, aftercare (shelter, counseling) training 
and reintegration; or (c) expand prevention efforts through education and 
awareness campaigns highlighting the dangers of trafficking or training and 
economic empowerment of populations clearly at risk of falling victim to 
trafficking

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 26, 2006.



Presidential Determination No. 2006-26 of September 29, 2006

Presidential Determination on Drawdown of Commodities and Services from 
the Department of Defense to Support Transport of Indonesian 
Peacekeeping Forces to Lebanon

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, I hereby determine that:

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(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 $2,999,000 in commodities and 
services from the Department of Defense to support the transportation of 
Indonesian forces in support of the United Nations Interim Force in 
Lebanon.
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, September 29, 2006.



Presidential Determination No. 2006-27 of September 29, 2006

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

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Consistent with the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States, including section 2007 of the American 
Servicemembers' Protection Act of 2002 (the ``2002 Act''), title II of 
Public Law 107-206 (22 U.S.C. 7421 et seq.), I hereby:
 Determine that it is important to the national interest of the 
United States to waive the prohibition of section 2007(a) of the 2002 
Act with respect to Barbados, Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Croatia, 
Ecuador, Kenya, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Namibia, Niger, Paraguay, Peru, 
Samoa, Serbia, South Africa, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Tanzania, 
Trinidad and Tobago, and Uruguay with respect to military assistance 
provided under the International Military Education and Training 
program, chapter 5 of part II of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 
U.S.C. 2151 et seq.); and
 Waive the prohibition of section 2007(a) with respect to the 
military assistance described above with respect to these countries.
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, September 29, 2006.

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Presidential Determination No. 2007-1 of October 11, 2006

Presidential Determination on FY 2007 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 
2007 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 
2007 with Federal refugee resettlement assistance under the Amerasian 
immigrant admissions program, as provided below. The ceiling shall be 
construed as a maximum not to be exceeded, and not a minimum to be 
achieved.
The 70,000 admissions 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 of 
admissions allocated to the East Asia region shall include persons 
admitted to the United States during FY 2007 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 of 
admissions 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                                     22,000
East Asia                                  11,000
Europe and Central Asia                    6,500
Latin America/Caribbean                    5,000
Near East/South Asia                       5,500
Unallocated                                20,000
 


The 20,000 unallocated refugee admissions 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 
admissions in regions where the need for additional admissions arises.
Additionally, upon notification to the Judiciary Committees of the 
Congress, you are further authorized to transfer unused admissions 
allocated to a particular region to one or more other regions, if there 
is a need for greater admissions for the region or regions to which the 
admissions are being

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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 overseas refugee admissions program will 
contribute to the foreign policy interests of the United States and 
designate such persons for this purpose.
Consistent 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 2007, 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 United States 
    Embassy in any 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, October 11, 2006.



Presidential Determination No. 2007-2 of October 13, 2006

Presidential Determination on Waiver and Certification of Statutory 
Provisions Regarding the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Office

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, 2006, Public Law 109-102, 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 13, 2006.

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Presidential Determination No. 2007-3 of October 16, 2006

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, 2006.



Notice of October 19, 2006

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. 1701-1706) to deal with the unusual and 
extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and 
economy of the United States constituted by the actions 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, of 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. In addition, the order blocks all property and interests in 
property of 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

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within the United States in property or interests in property of the 
persons designated in or pursuant to the order.
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, 2006. 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,
    October 19, 2006.



Notice of October 27, 2006

Continuation of National Emergency Regarding the Proliferation of 
Weapons of Mass Destruction

On November 14, 1994, by Executive Order 12938, the President 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 
amending Executive Order 12938 to respond more effectively to the 
worldwide threat of weapons of mass destruction proliferation 
activities. On June 28, 2005, I issued Executive Order 13382 that, inter 
alia, further amended Executive Order 12938 to improve our ability to 
combat proliferation. 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, 2006. 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.
This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted 
to the Congress.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    October 27, 2006.

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Notice of November 1, 2006

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. On April 26, 2006, by Executive Order 13400, I 
expanded the national emergency by determining that the conflict in 
Sudan's Darfur region posed an unusual and extraordinary threat to the 
national security and foreign policy of the United States, and I ordered 
the blocking of property of certain persons connected to that conflict. 
On October 13, 2006, I issued Executive Order 13412 to amend the 
comprehensive sanctions with respect to Sudan set forth in Executive 
Order 13067.
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, as expanded on April 26, 2006, must continue in effect 
beyond November 3, 2006. 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,
    November 1, 2006.



Memorandum of November 6, 2006

Determinations Under Section 1106(a) of the Omnibus Trade and 
Competitiveness Act of 1988--Socialist Republic of Vietnam

Memorandum for the United States Trade Representative
Consistent with section 1006(a) of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness 
Act of 1988 (19 U.S.C. 2905(a)) (the ``Act''), I determine that state 
trading enterprises account for a significant share of the exports of 
the Socialist Republic of Vietnam (Vietnam) and goods that compete with 
imports into Vietnam. I further determine that such state trading 
enterprises unduly burden and restrict, or adversly affect, the foreign 
trade of the United States or the United States economy, or are likely 
to result in such burden, restriction, or effect.

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Vietnam is seeking to become a member of the World Trade Organization 
(WTO). The terms and conditions for Vietnam's accession to the WTO 
include Vietnam's commitments that it will ensure that all state trading 
enterprises within the meaning of section 1106 will make purchases not 
for governmental use and sales in international trade based solely on 
commercial considerations (including price, quality, availability, 
marketability, and transportation) and that U.S. firms will have an 
adequate opportunity, in accordance with customary business practice, to 
compete for participation in sales to and purcahses from these 
enterprises on nondiscriminatory terms and conditions. In addition, the 
Government of Vietnam will not influence, directly or indirectly, 
commercial decisions on the part of state trading enterprises, including 
decisions on the quantity, value, or country of origin of any goods 
purchased or sold, except in a manner consistent with the Marrakesh 
Agreement Establishing the World Trade Organization (WTO Agreement) and 
the rights accorded to nongovernmental enterprise owners or 
shareholders.
The obligations that Vietnam will assume under the WTO Agreement, 
including Vietnam's protocol of accession, meet the requirements of 
section 1106(b)(2)(A) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 2905(b)(2)(A)), and thus my 
determinations under section 1106(a) do not require invocation of the 
nonapplication provisions of the WTO Agreement.
You are directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, November 6, 2006.



Notice of November 9, 2006

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, 2006. 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.

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This notice shall be published in the Federal Register and transmitted 
to the Congress.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    November 9, 2006.



Memorandum of November 14, 2006

Assignment of Reporting Function Under the Intelligence Reform and 
Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004

Memorandum for the Director of National Intelligence
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, the reporting function of the President under section 1016(e) of 
the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (Public Law 
108-458, 118 Stat. 3638) is hereby assigned to the Director of National 
Intelligence (Director).
The Director shall perform such function in a manner consistent with the 
President's constitutional authority to withhold information the 
disclosure of which could impair foreign relations, national security, 
the deliberative processes of the Executive, or the performance of the 
Executive's constitutional duties.
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, November 14, 2006.



Order of November 17, 2006

Regarding the Proposed Merger of Alcatel and Lucent Technologies, Inc.

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, including section 721 of the 
Defense Production Act of 1950 (section 721), 50 U.S.C. App. 2170,
Section 1. Findings.
I hereby make the following findings:

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(1) there is credible evidence that leads me to believe that Alcatel, a 
societe anonyme organized under the laws of France, through exercising 
control of Lucent Technologies, Inc. (Lucent), a corporation organized 
under the laws of the State of Delaware, might take action that 
threatens to impair the national security of the United States; and
(2) provisions of law, other than section 721 and the International 
Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701et seq.), do not in my 
judgment provide adequate and appropriate authority for me to protect 
the national security in this matter.
Sec 2. Actions Ordered and Authorized.
On the basis of the findings set forth in section 1 of this order and 
pursuant to my authority under applicable law, including section 721, I 
hereby order that:
(1) any merger of Lucent and Alcatel that does not meet the following 
conditions within the timeframes specified is prohibited:
(a) Lucent, Alcatel, and Alcatel USA Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of 
Alcatel, execute, on or before the closing date of the transaction, a 
National Security Agreement (NSA) with the Departments of Defense (DOD), 
Justice, Commerce, and Homeland Security, that is materially identical 
to the draft NSA negotiated with those agencies as of November 6, 2006;
(b) Lucent and Alcatel execute, by a date to be determined by the 
Secretary of Defense, a Special Security Agreement (SSA) with the DOD 
that is materially identical to the draft SSA negotiated with the DOD as 
of November 6, 2006; and
(c) the Secure Subsidiary, which is defined in the draft SSA and which 
will be a subsidiary of Lucent, execute the two documents described in 
(a) and (b) above, by a date to be determined by the Secretary of 
Defense;
(2) the Attorney General is authorized to take any steps necessary to 
enforce this order.
Sec 3. Reservation.
I hereby reserve my authority until such time as the NSA and SSA are 
executed as required by this order, or, if the NSA and SSA are not so 
executed, until such time as the prohibition of the merger required by 
this order has been fully enforced, to issue further orders with respect 
to the parties as shall in my judgment be necessary to protect the 
national security.
Sec 4. Publication.
This order shall be published in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. Bush
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, November 17, 2006.

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Presidential Determination No. 2007-4 of November 22, 2006

Presidential Determination on Waiving Prohibition on United States 
Military Assistance With Respect to Comoros and Saint Kitts and Nevis

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 Comoros and Saint Kitts and Nevis 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 agreements remain in 
force.
You are authorized and directed to report this determination to the 
Congress, and to arrange for its publications in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, November 22, 2006.



Presidential Determination No. 2007-5 of November 27, 2006

Waiving the Prohibition on the Use of Fiscal Year 2006
Economic Support Funds With Respect to Various Parties to the Rome 
Statute Establishing the International Criminal Court

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of 
the United States, including section 574 of the Foreign Operations, 
Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2006 (the 
``Act''), Public Law 109-102, I hereby:
 Determine that it is important to the national interests of the 
United States to waive the prohibition of section 574(a) of the Act with 
respect to Bolivia, Costa Rica, Cyrus, Ecuador, Kenya, Mali, Mexico, 
Namibia, Niger, Paraguay, Peru, Samoa, South Africa, and Tanzania; and
 Waive the prohibition of section 574(a) of the Act with respect 
to these countries.
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 27, 2006.

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Presidential Determination No. 2007-6 of December 6, 2006

Presidential Determination on Waiver of Conditions on Obligations and 
Expenditure of Funds for Planning, Design, and Construction of a 
Chemical Weapons Destruction Facility in Russia for Calendar Year 2007

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 for 
calendar year 2007.
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, December 6, 2006.



Presidential Determination No. 2007-7 of December 7, 2006

Presidential Determination on Sanctions Against North Korea for 
Detonation of a Nuclear Explosive Device

Memorandum for the Secretary of State
In accordance with section 102(b) (1) of the Arms Export Control Act and 
section 129 of the Atomic Energy Act, I hereby determine that North 
Korea, a non-nuclear-weapon state, detonated a nuclear explosive device 
on October 9, 2006. The relevant agencies and instrumentalities of the 
United States Government are hereby directed to take the necessary 
actions to impose on North Korea the sanctions described in section 
102(b) (2) of the Arms Export Control Act, as amended (22 U.S.C. 2799aa-
1), and section 129 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (42 
U.S.C. 2158).
You are authorized and directed to transmit this determination to the 
appropriate committees of the Congress and to arrange for its 
publication in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, December 7, 2006.

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Memorandum of December 8, 2006

Designation of Officers of the Department of Justice

Memorandum for the Attorney General
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., I hereby order that:

Section 1. Order of Succession. During any period when the Attorney 
General, the Deputy Attorney General, the Associate Attorney General, and 
the officers designated by the Attorney General pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 508 
to act as Attorney General have died, resigned, or otherwise become unable 
to perform the functions and duties of the office of Attorney General, the 
following officers of the Department of Justice, in the order listed, shall 
perform the functions and duties of the office of Attorney General, if they 
are eligible to act as Attorney General under 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 Attorney 
General:

United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York;

United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia; and

United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas.

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 
Attorney General pursuant to this memorandum.

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of this memorandum, the President 
retains discretion, to the extent permitted by the Federal Vacancies Reform 
Act of 1998, 5 U.S.C. 3345 et seq., to depart from this memorandum in 
designating an acting Attorney General.

Sec. 3. The Memorandum for the Attorney General of March 19, 2002, entitled 
``Designation of Officers of the Department of Justice,'' is hereby 
revoked.

Sec. 4. The Attorney General is authorized and directed to publish this 
memorandum in the Federal Register.

GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, December 8, 2006.

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Presidential Determination No. 2007-8 of December 14, 2006

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 $5.215 million be made 
available from the U.S. Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund 
for the purpose of meeting unexpected urgent refugee and migration needs 
resulting from conflicts in Somalia and Sri Lanka. 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 publish this determination in the Federal 
Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, December 14, 2006.



Presidential Determination No. 2007-9 of December 15, 2006

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 section 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, December 15, 2006.

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Memorandum of December 21, 2006

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 as President by the Constitution and laws 
of the United States, including 49 U.S.C. 44302, et seq., and 3 U.S.C. 
301, 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 (Secretary) 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, 2007;

(b) after August 31, 2007, but no later than December 31, 2007, when the 
Secretary 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 the authority vested in me by 49 U.S.C. 
44306(c) to extend this determination for additional periods beyond 
August 31, 2007, but no later than December 31, 2007, when the Secretary 
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, 2006.

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Memorandum of December 29, 2006

Assignment of Function Under Section 721(k) of the Defense Production 
Act of 1950

Memorandum for the Secretary of the Treasury
By the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
United States, including section 301 of title 3, United States Code, I 
hereby assign to you the function of the President under section 721(k) 
of the Defense Production Act of 1950 (50 U.S.C. App. 2170(k)), for 
purposes of submitting such report by February 28, 2007.
You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the 
Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH

THE WHITE HOUSE,
    Washington, December 29, 2006.



Presidential Determination No. 2007-10 of December 29, 2006

Eligibility of Vietnam To Receive Defense Articles and Defense Services 
Under the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Arms Export Control 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 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 defense services to Vietnam 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, December 29, 2006.

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                Appendices--Other Presidential Documents


________________________________________________________________________


Editorial note: The following tables include documents issued by the 
Executive Office of the President and published in the Federal Register 
but not included in title 3 of the Code of Federal Regulations.


________________________________________________________________________


Appendix A--List of Final Rule Documents


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Date                                                               71 FR
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              CHAPTER I--EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT




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100             Standards of conduct........................         334
101             Public information provisions of the 
                    Administrative Procedures Act...........         334
102             Enforcement of nondiscrimination on the 
                    basis of handicap in programs or 
                    activities conducted by the Executive 
                    Office of the President.................         334

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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 (Sec. Sec. 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 Sec. Sec. 
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.



Sec. Sec. 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.



Sec. Sec. 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.



Sec. Sec. 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.



Sec. Sec. 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.



Sec. Sec. 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.



Sec. Sec. 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 2006
Table 5--Statutes Cited as Authority for Presidential Documents
List of CFR Sections Affected
Index

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                         Table 1--PROCLAMATIONS

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        No.          Signature Date         Subject         71 FR Page
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
                    2006...........
 
7973..............  Jan. 13........  Martin Luther King,          3199
                                      Jr., Federal
                                      Holiday, 2006.
7974..............  Jan. 13........  Religious Freedom            3201
                                      Day, 2006.
7975..............  Jan. 20........  National Sanctity of         4229
                                      Human Life Day,
                                      2006.
7976..............  Jan. 27........  National African             5155
                                      American History
                                      Month, 2006.
7977..............  Jan. 30........  Fourth Anniversary           5579
                                      of USA Freedom
                                      Corps, 2006.
7978..............  Feb. 1.........  American Heart               5967
                                      Month, 2006.
7979..............  Feb. 3.........  National Consumer            6333
                                      Protection Week,
                                      2006.
7980..............  Feb. 6.........  Death of Coretta             6661
                                      Scott King.
7981..............  Feb. 22........  To Modify Duty Free          9425
                                      Treatment Under the
                                      Generalized System
                                      of Preferences.
7982..............  Feb. 24........  American Red Cross          10411
                                      Month, 2006.
7983..............  Feb. 24........  Irish-American              10413
                                      Heritage Month,
                                      2006.
7984..............  Feb. 27........  Establishment of the        10793
                                      African Burial
                                      Ground National
                                      Monument.
7985..............  Feb. 27........  Women's History             10823
                                      Month, 2006.
7986..............  Feb. 27........  Save Your Vision            10825
                                      Week, 2006.
7987..............  Feb. 28........  To Implement the            10827
                                      Dominican Republic-
                                      Central America-
                                      United States Free
                                      Trade Agreement.
7988..............  Mar. 10........  National Poison             13243
                                      Prevention Week,
                                      2006.
7989..............  Mar. 17........  Greek Independence          14355
                                      Day: A National Day
                                      of Celebration of
                                      Greek and American
                                      Democracy, 2006.
7990..............  Mar. 23........  Small Business Week,        15321
                                      2006.
7991..............  Mar. 24........  To Implement Certain        16009
                                      Provisions of the
                                      Dominican Republic-
                                      Central America-
                                      United States Free
                                      Trade Agreement
                                      With Respect to El
                                      Salvador.
7992..............  Mar. 29........  Cancer Control              16685
                                      Month, 2006.
7993..............  Mar. 29........  National Child Abuse        16687
                                      Prevention Month,
                                      2006.
7994..............  Mar. 29........  National Donate Life        16689
                                      Month, 2006.
7995..............  Mar. 31........  To Extend                   16969
                                      Nondiscriminatory
                                      Treatment (Normal
                                      Trade Relations
                                      Treatment) to the
                                      Products of
                                      Ukraine, and For
                                      Other Purposes.
7996..............  Mar. 31........  To Implement the            16971
                                      Dominican Republic-
                                      Central America-
                                      United States Free
                                      Trade Agreement
                                      With Respect to
                                      Honduras and
                                      Nicaragua.
7997..............  Apr. 5.........  Education and               18157
                                      Sharing Day,
                                      U.S.A., 2006.

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7998..............  Apr. 5.........  National Former             18159
                                      Prisoner of War
                                      Recognition Day,
                                      2006.
7999..............  Apr. 7.........  Pan American Day and        18585
                                      Pan American Week,
                                      2006.
8000..............  Apr. 7.........  National D.A.R.E.           18587
                                      Day, 2006.
8001..............  Apr. 13........  Thomas Jefferson            19983
                                      Day, 2006.
8002..............  Apr. 18........  National Park Week,         20517
                                      2006.
8003..............  Apr. 19........  National Physical           20863
                                      Fitness and Sports
                                      Month, 2006.
8004..............  Apr. 19........  National Volunteer          20865
                                      Week, 2006.
8005..............  Apr. 20........  Jewish American             24547
                                      Heritage Month,
                                      2006.
8006..............  Apr. 20........  National Crime              24549
                                      Victims' Rights
                                      Week, 2006.
8007..............  Apr. 26........  National Charter            25735
                                      Schools Week, 2006.
8008..............  Apr. 28........  Asian/Pacific               25917
                                      American Heritage
                                      Month, 2006.
8009..............  Apr. 28........  Older Americans             26183
                                      Month, 2006.
8010..............  Apr. 28........  Law Day, U.S.A.,            26185
                                      2006.
8011..............  Apr. 28........  Loyalty Day, 2006...        26187
8012..............  May 3..........  National Day of             26675
                                      Prayer, 2006.
8013..............  May 4..........  Mother's Day, 2006..        27183
8014..............  May 11.........  Peace Officers              28227
                                      Memorial Day and
                                      Police Week, 2006.
8015..............  May 12.........  Suspension of Entry         28541
                                      as Immigrants and
                                      Nonimmigrants of
                                      Persons Responsible
                                      for Policies or
                                      Actions That
                                      Threaten the
                                      Transition to
                                      Democracy in
                                      Belarus.
8016..............  May 12.........  National Defense            28745
                                      Transportation Day
                                      and National
                                      Transportation
                                      Week, 2006.
8017..............  May 12.........  National Safe               28747
                                      Boating Week, 2006.
8018..............  May 12.........  Death of G.V. Sonny         28749
                                      Montgomery.
8019..............  May 16.........  Prayer for Peace,           29059
                                      Memorial Day, 2006.
8020..............  May 19.........  National Hurricane          29757
                                      Preparedness Week,
                                      2006.
8021..............  May 19.........  National Maritime           29759
                                      Day, 2006.
8022..............  May 19.........  World Trade Week,           30045
                                      2006.
8023..............  May 23.........  Great Outdoors              30557
                                      Month, 2006.
8024..............  May 24.........  National                    30559
                                      Homeownership
                                      Month, 2006.
8025..............  May 25.........  Black Music Month,          30793
                                      2006.
8026..............  June 1.........  National Child's            32799
                                      Day, 2006.
8027..............  June 2.........  National Oceans             32801
                                      Week, 2006.
8028..............  June 5.........  Caribbean-American          33373
                                      Heritage Month,
                                      2006.
8029..............  June 6.........  Flag Day and                33589
                                      National Flag Week,
                                      2006.
8030..............  June 6.........  Father's Day, 2006..        33591
8031..............  June 15........  Establishment of the        36443
                                      Northwestern
                                      Hawaiian Islands
                                      Marine National
                                      Monument.
8032..............  June 26........  Independence Day,           37487
                                      2006.
8033..............  June 30........  To Modify Duty-Free         38255
                                      Treatment Under the
                                      Generalized System
                                      of Preferences.

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8034..............  June 30........  To Implement the            38509
                                      Dominican Republic-
                                      Central America-
                                      United States Free
                                      Trade Agreement
                                      With Respect to
                                      Guatemala, and For
                                      Other Purposes.
8035..............  July 12........  Parents' Day, 2006..        40383
8036..............  July 13........  Captive Nations             41091
                                      Week, 2006.
8037..............  July 25........  Anniversary of the          43029
                                      Americans With
                                      Disabilities Act,
                                      2006.
8038..............  July 27........  50th Anniversary of         43343
                                      Our National Motto,
                                      ``In God We
                                      Trust,'' 2006.
8039..............  July 27........  To Implement the            43635
                                      United States-
                                      Bahrain Free Trade
                                      Agreement, and for
                                      Other Purposes.
8040..............  Aug. 21........  Women's Equality            50317
                                      Day, 2006.
8041..............  Aug. 22........  Minority Enterprise         50835
                                      Development Week,
                                      2006.
8042..............  Aug. 25........  National Alcohol and        51709
                                      Drug Addiction
                                      Recovery Month,
                                      2006.
8043..............  Aug. 25........  National Day of             51711
                                      Remembrance of
                                      Hurricane Katrina,
                                      2006.
8044..............  Aug. 29........  National Ovarian            52281
                                      Cancer Awareness
                                      Month, 2006.
8045..............  Aug. 29........  National Prostate           52283
                                      Cancer Awareness
                                      Month, 2006.
8046..............  Sept. 5........  National Days of            53297
                                      Prayer and
                                      Remembrance, 2006.
8047..............  Sept. 7........  Patriot Day, 2006...        53959
8048..............  Sept. 8........  National                    53961
                                      Historically Black
                                      Colleges and
                                      Universities Week,
                                      2006.
8049..............  Sept. 14.......  National Hispanic           54883
                                      Heritage Month,
                                      2006.
8050..............  Sept. 14.......  Constitution Day and        54885
                                      Citizenship Day,
                                      Constitution Week,
                                      2006.
8051..............  Sept. 14.......  National POW/MIA            54887
                                      Recognition Day,
                                      2006.
8052..............  Sept. 15.......  National Farm Safety        54889
                                      and Health Week,
                                      2006.
8053..............  Sept. 15.......  Literacy Day, 2006..        54891
8054..............  Sept. 20.......  Gold Star Mother's          55991
                                      Day, 2006.
8055..............  Sept. 21.......  National Employer           55993
                                      Support of the
                                      Guard and Reserve
                                      Week, 2006.
8056..............  Sept. 22.......  Family Day, 2006....        56851
8057..............  Sept. 28.......  Child Health Day,           58481
                                      2006.
8058..............  Sept. 29.......  National Domestic           58483
                                      Violence Awareness
                                      Month, 2006.
8059..............  Oct. 3.........  National Breast             58999
                                      Cancer Awareness
                                      Month, 2006.
8060..............  Oct. 3.........  National Disability         59001
                                      Employment
                                      Awareness Month,
                                      2006.
8061..............  Oct. 3.........  German-American Day,        59003
                                      2006.
8062..............  Oct. 4.........  Fire Prevention             59359
                                      Week, 2006.
8063..............  Oct. 4.........  Leif Erikson Day,           59361
                                      2006.
8064..............  Oct. 5.........  National School             60051
                                      Lunch Week, 2006.
8065..............  Oct. 5.........  Columbus Day, 2006..        60053
8066..............  Oct. 11........  General Pulaski             60647
                                      Memorial Day, 2006.

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8067..............  Oct. 11........  To Modify Rules of          60649
                                      Origin Under the
                                      North American Free
                                      Trade Agreement.
8068..............  Oct. 12........  National Energy             61363
                                      Awareness Month,
                                      2006.
8069..............  Oct. 12........  White Cane Safety           61365
                                      Day, 2006.
8070..............  Oct. 13........  National Character          61629
                                      Counts Week, 2006.
8071..............  Oct. 13........  National Forest             61631
                                      Products Week, 2006.
8072..............  Oct. 18........  50th Anniversary of         62055
                                      the Hungarian
                                      Revolution.
8073..............  Oct. 20........  United Nations Day,         62375
                                      2006.
8074..............  Oct. 30........  National Adoption           64613
                                      Month, 2006.
8075..............  Oct. 30........  National Alzheimer's        64615
                                      Disease Awareness
                                      Month, 2006.
8076..............  Oct. 30........  National American           64617
                                      Indian Heritage
                                      Month, 2006.
8077..............  Oct. 30........  National Diabetes           64619
                                      Month, 2006.
8078..............  Oct. 30........  National Family             64621
                                      Caregivers Month,
                                      2006.
8079..............  Oct. 30........  National Hospice            64623
                                      Month, 2006.
8080..............  Oct. 31........  Veterans Day, 2006..        64627
8081..............  Nov. 2.........  World Freedom Day,          65363
                                      2006.
8082..............  Nov. 8.........  National Farm-City          66429
                                      Week, 2006.
8083..............  Nov. 14........  America Recycles            66825
                                      Day, 2006.
8084..............  Nov. 16........  National Family             67291
                                      Week, 2006.
8085..............  Nov. 16........  Thanksgiving Day,           67293
                                      2006.
8086..............  Nov. 27........  National                    69181
                                      Methamphetamine
                                      Awareness Day, 2006.
8087..............  Nov. 30........  World AIDS Day, 2006        70455
8088..............  Dec. 1.........  National Drunk and          70851
                                      Drugged Driving
                                      Prevention Month,
                                      2006.
8089..............  Dec. 1.........  National Pearl              70853
                                      Harbor Remembrance
                                      Day, 2006.
8090..............  Dec. 8.........  Human Rights Day,           75083
                                      Bill of Rights Day,
                                      and Human Rights
                                      Week, 2006.
8091..............  Dec. 15........  Wright Brothers Day,        76109
                                      2006.
8092..............  Dec. 22........  National Mentoring          78723
                                      Month, 2007.
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        No.          Signature Date         Subject         72 FR Page
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
                    2006...........
 
8093..............  Dec. 27........  Announcing the Death          421
                                      of Gerald R. Ford.
8094..............  Dec. 28........  National Day of               423
                                      Mourning for Gerald
                                      R. Ford.
8095..............  Dec. 29........  To Eliminate Tariffs          429
                                      on Certain
                                      Pharmaceuticals and
                                      Chemical
                                      Intermediates.
8096..............  Dec. 29........  To Extend                     451
                                      Nondiscriminatory
                                      Treatment (Normal
                                      Trade Relations
                                      Treatment) to the
                                      Products of Vietnam.
8097..............  Dec. 29........  To Modify the                 453
                                      Harmonized Tariff
                                      Schedule of the
                                      United States, To
                                      Adjust Rules of
                                      Origin Under the
                                      United States-
                                      Australia Free
                                      Trade Agreement and
                                      for Other Purposes.

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8098..............  Dec. 29........  To Take Certain               459
                                      Actions Under the
                                      African Growth and
                                      Opportunity Act and
                                      the Generalized
                                      System of
                                      Preferences.
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                        Table 2--EXECUTIVE ORDERS

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        No.          Signature Date         Subject         71 FR Page
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
13395.............  Jan. 13........  Designating the              3203
                                      Global Fund To
                                      Fight AIDS,
                                      Tuberculosis and
                                      Malaria as a Public
                                      International
                                      Organization
                                      Entitled To Enjoy
                                      Certain Privileges,
                                      Exemptions, and
                                      Immunities.
13396.............  Feb. 7.........  Blocking Property of         7389
                                      Certain Persons
                                      Contributing to the
                                      Conflict in
                                      C[ocirc]te d'Ivoire.
13397.............  Mar. 7.........  Responsibilities of         12275
                                      the Department of
                                      Homeland Security
                                      With Respect to
                                      Faith-Based and
                                      Community
                                      Initiatives.
13398.............  Apr. 18........  National Mathematics        20519
                                      Advisory Panel.
13399.............  Apr. 25........  Blocking Property of        25059
                                      Additional Persons
                                      in Connection With
                                      the National
                                      Emergency With
                                      Respect to Syria.
13400.............  Apr. 26........  Blocking Property in        25483
                                      Connection With the
                                      Conflict in Sudan's
                                      Darfur Region.
13401.............  Apr. 27........  Responsibilities of         25737
                                      Federal Departments
                                      and Agencies With
                                      Respect to
                                      Volunteer Community
                                      Service.
13402.............  May 10.........  Strengthening               27945
                                      Federal Efforts To
                                      Protect Against
                                      Identity Theft.
13403.............  May 12.........  Amendments to               28543
                                      Executive Orders
                                      11030, 13279,
                                      13339, 13381, and
                                      13389, and
                                      Revocation of
                                      Executive Order
                                      13011.
13404.............  June 7.........  Task Force on New           33593
                                      Americans.
13405.............  June 16........  Blocking Property of        35485
                                      Certain Persons
                                      Undermining
                                      Democratic
                                      Processes or
                                      Institutions in
                                      Belarus.
13406.............  June 23........  Protecting the              36973
                                      Property Rights of
                                      the American People.
13407.............  June 26........  Public Alert and            36975
                                      Warning System.
13408.............  June 29........  Amending Executive          37807
                                      Order 13381, As
                                      Amended, To Extend
                                      its Duration by One
                                      Year.
13409.............  July 3.........  Establishing an             38511
                                      Emergency Board To
                                      Investigate a
                                      Dispute Between
                                      Southeastern
                                      Pennsylvania
                                      Transportation
                                      Authority and Its
                                      Locomotive
                                      Engineers
                                      Represented by the
                                      Brotherhood of
                                      Locomotive
                                      Engineers and
                                      Trainmen.
13410.............  Aug. 22........  Promoting Quality           51089
                                      and Efficient
                                      Health Care in
                                      Federal Government
                                      Administered or
                                      Sponsored Health
                                      Care Programs.

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13411.............  Aug. 29........  Improving Assistance        52729
                                      for Disaster
                                      Victims.
13412.............  Oct. 13........  Blocking Property of        61369
                                      and Prohibiting
                                      Transactions With
                                      the Government of
                                      Sudan.
13413.............  Oct. 27........  Blocking Property of        64105
                                      Certain Persons
                                      Contributing to the
                                      Conflict in the
                                      Democratic Republic
                                      of the Congo.
13414.............  Nov. 3.........  Amendment to                65365
                                      Executive Order
                                      13402,
                                      Strengthening
                                      Federal Efforts to
                                      Protect Against
                                      Identity Theft.
13415.............  Dec. 1.........  Assignment of               70641
                                      Certain Pay-Related
                                      Functions.
13416.............  Dec. 5.........  Strengthening               71033
                                      Surface
                                      Transportation
                                      Security.
13417.............  Dec. 6.........  Establishing an             71459
                                      Emergency Board To
                                      Investigate
                                      Disputes Between
                                      Metro-North
                                      Railroad and
                                      Certain of Its
                                      Employees
                                      Represented by
                                      Certain Labor
                                      Organizations.
13418.............  Dec. 14........  Amendment to                75647
                                      Executive Order
                                      13317, Volunteers
                                      for Prosperity.
13419.............  Dec. 20........  National Aeronautics        77565
                                      Research and
                                      Development.
13420.............  Dec. 21........  Adjustments of              77571
                                      Certain Rates of
                                      Pay.
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        No.          Signature Date         Subject         72 FR Page
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
13421.............  Dec. 28........  Providing for the             425
                                      Closing of
                                      Government
                                      Departments and
                                      Agencies on January
                                      2, 2007.
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                  Table 3--OTHER PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS

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                                                                 71 FR
      Signature Date                     Subject                  Page
------------------------------------------------------------------------
2006
 
Jan. 6...................  Notice: Notice of Intention To           1681
                            Enter Into a Free Trade Agreement
                            With Peru.
Jan. 10..................  Notice: Continuation of the              2133
                            National Emergency Relating to
                            Cuba and of the Emergency
                            Authority Relating to the
                            Regulation of the Anchorage and
                            Movement of Vessels.
Jan. 18..................  Notice: Continuation of the              3407
                            National Emergency With Respect
                            to Terrorists Who Threaten To
                            Disrupt the Middle East Peace
                            Process.
Feb. 3...................  Memorandum: Assignment of Certain        6335
                            Reporting Function.
Feb. 7...................  Presidential Determination No.          11135
                            2006-9: Determination to Waive
                            Military Coup-Related Provision
                            of the Foreign Operations, Export
                            Financing, and Related Programs
                            Appropriations Act, 2006, with
                            respect to Pakistan.
Feb. 7...................  Presidential Determination No.          11137
                            2006-10: Determination to
                            Authorize a Drawdown for
                            Afghanistan.
Feb. 27..................  Notice: Continuation of the             10603
                            National Emergency Blocking
                            Property of Persons Undermining
                            Democratic Processes or
                            Institutions in Zimbabwe.
Feb. 28..................  Presidential Determination No.          12119
                            2006-11: Export-Import Bank
                            Programs for or in Libya.
Mar. 13..................  Notice: Continuation of the             13241
                            National Emergency With Respect
                            to Iran.
Apr. 6...................  Memorandum: Assignment of               19427
                            Reporting Function on Iraq Policy
                            Under the National Defense
                            Authorization Act for Fiscal Year
                            2006.
Apr. 13..................  Presidential Determination No.          26409
                            2006-12: Waiver and Certification
                            of Statutory Provisions Regarding
                            the Palestine Liberation
                            Organization (PLO) Office.
Apr. 17..................  Memorandum: Designation of              20333
                            Officers of the Social Security
                            Administration.
May 4....................  Presidential Determination No.          27383
                            2006-13: Determination Pursuant
                            to Section 2(c)(1) of the
                            Migration and Refugee Assistance
                            Act of 1962, as Amended.
May 5....................  Memorandum: Assignment of Function      27943
                            Relating to Granting of Authority
                            for Issuance of Certain
                            Directives.
May 5....................  Memorandum: Assignment of               28753
                            Functions Relating to Import
                            Restrictions on Iraqi Antiquities.
May 5....................  Memorandum: Certain Programs To         28755
                            Build the Capacity of Foreign
                            Military Forces and Related
                            Reporting Requirements.
May 8....................  Notice: Continuation of the             27381
                            National Emergency Blocking
                            Property of Certain Persons and
                            Prohibiting the Export of Certain
                            Goods to Syria.
May 8....................  Memorandum: Assignment of Function      28757
                            Concerning Assistance to
                            Afghanistan.
May 12...................  Memorandum: Assignment of               30549
                            Functions Relating to the Report
                            to the Congress on Implementation
                            of Humanitarian Assistance Code
                            of Conduct.

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May 12...................  Presidential Determination No.         30551,
                            2006-14: Certification on              31909
                            Rescission of Libya's Designation
                            as a State Sponsor of Terrorism.
May 18...................  Notice: Continuation of the             29237
                            National Emergency Protecting the
                            Development Fund for Iraq and
                            Certain Other Property in Which
                            Iraq Has an Interest.
May 18...................  Notice: Continuation of the             29239
                            National Emergency With Respect
                            to Burma.
May 18...................  Memorandum: Assignment of               30553
                            Functions Relating to Waivers and
                            Reports Concerning Africa.
May 18...................  Memorandum: Assignment of Function      35769
                            Regarding Transfer of Items in
                            the War Reserves Stockpile for
                            the Republic of Korea.
May 25...................  Memorandum: Assignment of Certain       36433
                            Functions Relating to the Global
                            War on Terror.
May 26...................  Memorandum: Assignment of Certain       36435
                            Functions Related to the Use of
                            Cooperative Threat Reduction
                            Funds for States Outside the
                            Former Soviet Union.
June 15..................  Presidential Determination No.         36437,
                            2006-15: Suspension of                 36477
                            Limitations Under the Jerusalem
                            Embassy Act.
June 19..................  Notice: Continuation of the             35489
                            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 19..................  Presidential Determination No.          36439
                            2006-16: Eligibility of the
                            Kingdom of Swaziland to Receive
                            Defense Articles and Defense
                            Services Under the Foreign
                            Assistance Act and the Arms
                            Export Control Act.
June 22..................  Notice: Continuation of the             36183
                            National Emergency With Respect
                            to the Western Balkans.
June 30..................  Presidential Determination No.          39511
                            2006-17: Implementation of
                            Sections 603 and 604 of the
                            Foreign Relations Authorization
                            Act, Fiscal Year 2003 (Public Law
                            107-228).
July 18..................  Notice: Continuation of the             41093
                            National Emergency Blocking
                            Property of Certain Persons and
                            Prohibiting the Importation of
                            Certain Goods from Liberia.
July 18..................  Memorandum: Assignment of               42747
                            Reporting Functions Related to
                            Russian Debt Reduction for
                            Nonproliferation.
Aug. 2...................  Presidential Determination No.          45361
                            2006-18: Waiving Prohibition on
                            United States Military Assistance
                            With Respect to Lesotho.
Aug. 3...................  Notice: Continuation of Emergency       44551
                            Regarding Export Control
                            Regulations.
Aug. 17..................  Presidential Determination No.          51975
                            2006-19: Presidential
                            Determination on Continuation of
                            U.S. Drug Interdiction Assistance
                            to the Government of Colombia.
Aug. 21..................  Presidential Determination No.          51973
                            2006-21: Determination Pursuant
                            to Section 2(c)(1) of the
                            Migration and Refugee Assistance
                            Act of 1962, as Amended.
Aug. 24..................  Notice: Intention To Enter Into a       51093
                            Free Trade Agreement With
                            Colombia.
Aug. 28..................  Presidential Determination No.          53543
                            2006-22: Transfers of Defense
                            Articles and Services in Support
                            of Sudan Security Sector
                            Transformation (SST) Program.
Sept. 5..................  Notice: Continuation of the             52733
                            National Emergency With Respect
                            to Certain Terrorist Attacks.

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Sept. 13.................  Presidential Determination No.          54399
                            2006-23: Continuation of the
                            Exercise of Certain Authorities
                            under the Trading with the Enemy
                            Act.
Sept. 15.................  Presidential Determination No.          57865
                            2006-24: Presidential
                            Determination on Major Drug
                            Transit or Major Illicit Drug
                            Producing Countries for Fiscal
                            Year 2007.
Sept. 21.................  Notice: Continuation of the             55725
                            National Emergency With Respect
                            to Persons Who Commit, Threaten
                            To Commit, or Support Terrorism.
Sept. 26.................  Presidential Determination No.          64431
                            2006-25: Presidential
                            Determination With Respect to
                            Foreign Governments' Efforts
                            Regarding Trafficking in Persons.
Sept. 29.................  Presidential Determination No.          65035
                            2006-26: Presidential
                            Determination on Drawdown of
                            Commodities and Services from the
                            Department of Defense to Support
                            Transport of Indonesian
                            Peacekeeping Forces to Lebanon.
Sept. 29.................  Presidential Determination No.          65367
                            2006-27: Waiving Prohibition on
                            United States Military Assistance
                            With Respect to Various Parties
                            to the Rome Statute Establishing
                            the International Criminal Court.
Oct. 11..................  Presidential Determination No.          64435
                            2007-1: Presidential
                            Determination on FY 2007 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.
Oct. 13..................  Presidential Determination No.          64437
                            2007-2: Presidential
                            Determination on Waiver and
                            Certification of Statutory
                            Provisions Regarding the
                            Palestine Liberation Organization
                            (PLO) Office.
Oct. 16..................  Presidential Determination No.          65369
                            2007-3: Provision of U.S. Drug
                            Interdiction Assistance to the
                            Government of Brazil.
Oct. 19..................  Notice: Continuation of the             62053
                            National Emergency With Respect
                            to Significant Narcotics
                            Traffickers Centered in Colombia.
Oct. 27..................  Notice: Continuation of National        64109
                            Emergency Regarding the
                            Proliferation of Weapons of Mass
                            Destruction.
Nov. 1...................  Notice: Continuation of the             64629
                            National Emergency With Respect
                            to Sudan.
Nov. 6...................  Memorandum: Determinations Under        66223
                            Section 1106(a) of the Omnibus
                            Trade and Competitiveness Act of
                            1988--Socialist Republic of
                            Vietnam.
Nov. 9...................  Notice: Continuation of the             66227
                            National Emergency With Respect
                            to Iran.
Nov. 14..................  Memorandum: Assignment of               67029
                            Reporting Function Under the
                            Intelligence Reform and Terrorism
                            Prevention Act of 2004.
Nov. 17..................  Order: Regarding the Proposed           67429
                            Merger of Alcatel and Lucent
                            Technologies, Inc.
Nov. 22..................  Presidential Determination No.          74451
                            2007-4: Presidential
                            Determination on Waiving
                            Prohibition on United States
                            Military Assistance With Respect
                            to Comoros and Saint Kitts and
                            Nevis.

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Nov. 27..................  Presidential Determination No.          74453
                            2007-5: Waiving the Prohibition
                            on the Use of Fiscal Year 2006
                            Economic Support Funds With
                            Respect to Various Parties to the
                            Rome Statute Establishing the
                            International Criminal Court.
Dec. 6...................  Presidential Determination No.          77581
                            2007-6: Presidential
                            Determination on Waiver of
                            Conditions on Obligations and
                            Expenditure of Funds for
                            Planning, Design, and
                            Construction of a Chemical
                            Weapons Destruction Facility in
                            Russia for Calendar Year 2007.
Dec. 8...................  Memorandum: Designation of              74753
                            Officers of the Department of
                            Justice.
Dec. 14..................  Presidential Determination No.          76571
                            2007-8: Determination Pursuant to
                            Section 2(c)(1) of the Migration
                            and Refugee Assistance Act of
                            1962, as Amended.
Dec. 21..................  Memorandum: Provision of Aviation       77243
                            Insurance Coverage for Commercial
                            Air Carrier Service in Domestic
                            and International Operations.
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                                                                 72 FR
      Signature Date                     Subject                  Page
------------------------------------------------------------------------
2006
 
Dec. 7...................  Presidential Determination No.           1899
                            2007-7: Presidential
                            Determination on Sanctions
                            Against North Korea for
                            Detonation of a Nuclear Explosive
                            Device.
Dec. 15..................  Presidential Determination No.           1901
                            2007-9: Suspension of Limitations
                            Under the Jerusalem Embassy Act.
Dec. 29..................  Memorandum: Assignment of Function        643
                            Under Section 721(k) of the
                            Defense Production Act of 1950.
Dec. 29..................  Presidential Determination No.           1903
                            2007-10: Eligibility of Vietnam
                            To Receive Defense Articles and
                            Defense Services Under the
                            Foreign Assistance Act of 1961
                            and the Arms Export Control Act.
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                         Title 3--The President


          Table 4--PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS AFFECTED DURING 2006


________________________________________________________________________


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

6123.............Superseded by Proc. 7981...............................
6641.............See Procs. 8067, 8097..................................
6763.............See Proc. 8097.........................................
6867.............See Notice of Jan. 10, p. 272..........................
6982.............See Proc. 8095.........................................
7207.............See Proc. 8095.........................................
7351.............See Proc. 8097.........................................
7463.............See Notice of Sept 5, p. 303...........................
7512.............See Proc. 8097.........................................
7746.............See Proc. 8097.........................................
7747.............See Proc. 8097.........................................
7757.............See Notice of Jan. 10, p. 272..........................
7758.............See Proc. 8033.........................................
7857.............See Proc. 8097.........................................
7912.............See Proc. 8098.........................................
7959.............See Memorandum of Feb. 3, p. 273.......................
7971.............See Proc. 8097.........................................
7987.............See Procs. 7991, 8097..................................
8039.............See Proc. 8097.........................................
                            Executive Orders

                             Date or Number

                                         Comment

July 2, 1910.....Partially revoked by PLO 7655..........................

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11030............Amended by EO 13403....................................
11582............See EO 13421...........................................
11651............See Procs. 7987, 8039..................................
12170............See Notice of Nov. 9, p. 321...........................
12472............Amended by EO 13407....................................
12748............Amended by EO 13415....................................
12820............Revoked by EO 13401....................................
12828............Amended by EO 13415....................................
12866............See EO 13416...........................................
12881............See EO 13419...........................................
12938............See Notice of Oct. 27, p. 319..........................
12947............See Notice of Jan. 18, p. 272..........................
12957............See Notice of Mar. 13, p. 276..........................
12959............See Notice of Mar. 13, p. 276..........................
12978............See Notice of Oct. 19, p. 318..........................
13011............Revoked by EO 13403....................................
13402............Amended by EO 13414....................................
13047............See Notice of May 18, p. 290...........................
13059............See Notice of Mar. 13, p. 276..........................
13067............See EOs 13400, 13412; Notice of Nov. 1, p. 320.........
13089............See Proc. 8031.........................................
13094............See Notice of Oct. 27, p. 319..........................
13099............See Notice of Jan. 18, p. 272..........................
13159............See Notice of June 19, p. 295..........................
13178............See Proc. 8031.........................................
13196............See Proc. 8031.........................................
13219............See Notice of June 22, p. 298..........................
13222............See Notice of Aug. 3, p. 301; Presidential ............
                  Determination No. 06-14, p. 283
13224............See Notice of Sept. 21, p. 312.........................
13279............Amended by EO 13403....................................
13288............See Notice of Feb. 27, p. 275..........................
13303............See Notice of May 18, p. 289...........................
13304............See Notice of June 22, p. 298..........................
13310............See Notice of May 18, p. 290...........................
13315............See Notice of May 18, p. 289...........................
13317............Amended by EO 13418....................................
13338............See EO 13399; Notice of May 8, p. 281..................
13339............Amended by EO 13403....................................
13346............See EO 13419...........................................
13348............See Notice of July 18, p. 299..........................
13350............See Notice of May 18, p. 289...........................
13364............See Notice of May 18, p. 289...........................
13381............Amended by EOs 13403, 13408............................
13382............See Notice of Oct. 27, p. 319..........................
13389............Amended by EO 13403....................................
13391............See Notice of Feb. 27, p. 275..........................
13393............Superseded by EO 13420.................................

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13400............See Notice of Nov. 1, p. 320...........................
13412............See Notice of Nov. 1, p. 320...........................
                      Other Presidential Documents

                             Date or Number

                                         Comment

Presidential DeteAmended by Presidential Determination No. 2006-10, p. .
                  274
Presidential DeteSee Presidential Determination No. 2006-23, p. 304.....
Memorandum of MaySuperseded by Memorandum of Apr. 17, p. 278............

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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:

    United States Code
    United States Statutes at Large
    Public Laws
    Short Title of Act
    [Authority citations for hortatory proclamations can be found in the 
text
    of those proclamations.]

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. 7987, 7991, 7996, 8015, 8039; EOs
                                13396, 13405, 13412, 13413, 13415,
                                13419; Memorandums of Feb. 3, p. 273;
                                Apr 6, p. 277; May 5, pp. 279, 280; May
                                8, p. 282; May 12, p. 282; May 18, p.
                                291; May 25, p. 292; May 26, p. 292;
                                July 18, p. 300; Dec. 21, p. 328; Dec.
                                29, p.329; Presidential Determination
                                No. 06-14, p. 283
5 U.S.C. 3345 et seq.........  Memorandum of Dec. 8, p. 326
5 U.S.C. 5302................  EO 13420
5 U.S.C. 5303................  EO 13420
5 U.S.C. 5304a...............  EO 13420
5 U.S.C. 5382................  EO 13420
5 U.S.C. 5546................  EO 13421
5 U.S.C. 6103(b).............  EO 13421
6 U.S.C. 101 et seq..........  EO 13407
8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(42).........  Presidential Determination No. 07-1, p.
                                316
8 U.S.C. 1157................  Presidential Determination No. 07-1, p.
                                316
8 U.S.C. 1182(f).............  Proc. 8015
16 U.S.C. 431................  Procs. 7984, 8031
19 U.S.C. 2431 et seq........  Proc. 7995
19 U.S.C. 2434...............  Proc. 7995
19 U.S.C. 2461-2467..........  Procs. 7981, 8098
19 U.S.C. 2462...............  Proc. 7981
19 U.S.C. 2483...............  Procs. 7981, 7984, 7991, 7996, 8034,
                                8039, 8067, 8095, 8098
19 U.S.C. 2905(a)............  Memorandum of Nov. 6, p. 320

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19 U.S.C. 3332...............  Proc. 8067
19 U.S.C. 3521(b)............  Proc. 8095
19 U.S.C. 3803(a)............  Proc. 7995
19 U.S.C. 3805 note..........  Proc. 8039
19 U.S.C. 4001 note..........  Procs. 7991, 7996
22 U.S.C. 287c...............  EOs 13396, 13413
22 U.S.C. 288 and 288f-6.....  EO 13395
22 U.S.C. 2291-4.............  Presidential Determination Nos. 06-19, p.
                                301; 07-3, p. 318
22 U.S.C. 2311...............  Presidential Determination No. 06-16, p.
                                295
22 U.S.C. 2318...............  Presidential Determination No. 06-10, p.
                                274
22 U.S.C. 2371...............  Presidential Determination No. 06-11, p.
                                275
22 U.S.C. 2381...............  Presidential Determination No. 06-11, p.
                                275
22 U.S.C. 2601(c)(1).........  Presidential Determination Nos. 06-13, p.
                                279; 06-21, p. 302; 07-8, p. 327
22 U.S.C. 2753...............  Presidential Determination No. 06-16, p.
                                295
22 U.S.C. 3963...............  EO 13420
22 U.S.C. 7421 et seq........  Presidential Determination Nos. 06-18, p.
                                300; 06-27, p. 315; 07-4, p. 324
36 U.S.C. 143................  Proc. 8091
42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq........  EOs 13407, 13411
42 U.S.C. 6613...............  EO 13419
45 U.S.C. 159a...............  EOs 13409, 13417
49 U.S.C. 44302..............  Memorandum of Dec. 21, p. 328
50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq........  EOs 13396, 13405, 13412, 13413
50 U.S.C. 1622(d)............  Notices of Jan. 10, p. 272; Jan. 18, p.
                                272; Feb. 27, p. 275; Mar. 13, p. 276;
                                May 8, p. 281; May 18, pp. 289, 290;
                                June 19, p. 295; June 22, p. 298; July
                                18, p. 299; Aug. 3, p. 301; Sept. 5, p.
                                303; Sept. 21, p. 312; Oct. 19, p. 318;
                                Oct. 27, p. 319; Nov. 1, p. 320; Nov. 9,
                                p. 321
50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq........  EOs 13396, 13405, 13412, 13413
50 U.S.C. 1701-1706..........  Notice of Nov. 9, p. 321
50 U.S.C. app. 5(b) note.....  Presidential Determination No. 06-23, p.
                                304
50 U.S.C. app. 2170..........  Order of Nov. 17, p. 322
50 U.S.C. app. 2405(j).......  Presidential Determination No. 06-14, p.
                                283
 


                               Public Laws
 
          Law Number                     Presidential Document
 
104-45.......................  Presidential Determination Nos. 06-15, p.
                                293; 07-9, p. 327
106-386......................  Presidential Determination No. 06-25, p.
                                312
107-228......................  Memorandum of July 18, p. 300;
                                Presidential Determination Nos. 06-17,
                                p. 298; 06-24, p. 304
107-327......................  Presidential Determination No. 06-10, p.
                                274
108-375......................  Presidential Determination No. 07-6, p.
                                325
108-458......................  Memorandum of Nov. 14, p. 322
109-53.......................  Procs. 7987, 8034
109-57.......................  Presidential Determination No. 06-9, p.
                                274
109-102......................  Presidential Determination Nos. 06-9, p.
                                274; 06-12, p. 277; 07-2, p. 317; 07-4,
                                p. 324
109-155......................  EO 13419
109-163......................  Memorandum of May 5, p. 280
109-169......................  Proc. 8039
109-364......................  EO 13420

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109-432......................  Proc. 8096
 


                           Short Title of Act
 
              Title                        Presidential Document
 
Arms Export Control Act.........  Presidential Determination Nos. 06-22,
                                   p. 303; 07-7, p. 325; 07-10, p. 329
Atomic Energy Act...............  Presidential Determination No. 07-7,
                                   p. 325
Foreign Assistance Act of 1961..  Presidential Determination Nos. 06-26,
                                   p. 314; 07-10, p. 329
Caribbean Basin Economic          Proc. 8097
 Recovery Act.
Dominican Republic-Central        Proc. 8097
 America-United States
 Implementation Act.
Migration and Refugee Assistance  Presidential Determination No. 07-1,
 Act of 1962.                      p. 316
North American Free Trade         Proc. 8097
 Agreement Implementation Act.
Omnibus Trade and                 Proc. 8097
 Competitiveness Act of 1988.
Trade Act of 1974...............  Procs. 8033, 8097
Trade Act of 2002...............  Notices of Jan. 6, p. 271; Aug. 24, p.
                                   302
United States-Australia Free      Proc. 8097
 Trade Area Implementation Act.
United States-Bahrain Free Trade  Proc. 8097
 Area Implementation Act.
United States-Chile Free Trade    Proc. 8097
 Area Implementation Act.
United States-Jordan Free Trade   Proc. 8097
 Area Implementation Act.
United States-Morocco Free Trade  Proc. 8097
 Area Implementation Act.
United States-Singapore Free      Proc. 8097
 Trade Area Implementation Act.
Uruguay Round Agreements Act....  Proc. 8097
 


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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 2006 are set forth in Table 4 
on page 357.


________________________________________________________________________


                                2001-2006
3 CFR

                         (No regulations issued)

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                                 INDEX




A

Adoption Month, National (Proc. 8074)Aeronautics and Space Administration, 
National; research and development (EO 13419)
Afghanistan
    Illicit narcotics certification (Presidential Determination No. 06-24, 
p. 304)
    South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) member; 
designation (Proc. 8098)
    Africa; designation and removal of beneficiary developing countries 
(Proc. 8098)
    African American History Month, National (Proc. 7976)
    African Burial Ground National Monument; establishment (Proc. 7984)
    Alcatel and Lucent Technologies, Inc.; proposed merger (Order of Nov. 
17, p. 322)
    Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, National (Proc. 8042)
    Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, National (Proc. 8075)
    American Indian Heritage Month, National (Proc. 8076)
    Americans, Task Force on New; establishment (EO 13404)
    Americans With Disabilities Act, anniversary (Proc. 8037)
    Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month (Proc. 8008)
    Australia; free trade agreement with U.S., modification of Harmonized 
Schedules of U.S. (Proc. 8097)
    Aviation; insurance coverage for commercial air carrier service in 
domestic and international operations (Memorandum of Dec. 21, p. 328)


B

Bahamas; major narcotics certification (Presidential Determination No. 06-
24, p. 304)
Bahrain; free trade agreement, implementation (Proc. 8039)
Barbados; Rome Statute; International Criminal Court; waiving prohibition on 
U.S. assistance (Presidential Determination No. 06-27, p. 315)
Belarus
    Blocking property of persons undermining democratic processes and 
institutions (EO 13405)
    Suspension of entry of persons threatening the transition to democracy 
(Proc. 8015)
Black Music Month (Proc. 8025)
Boards, commissions, committees, etc.
    Mathematics Advisory Panel, National; establishment (EO 13398)
    New Americans, Task Force on; establishment (EO 13404)
    Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority and Brotherhood of 
Locomotive Engineers, emergency board; establishment (EO 13409)
Bolivia
    Illicit narcotics certification (Presidential Determination No. 06-24, 
p. 304)
    Rome Statute; International Criminal Court; waiving prohibition on U.S. 
assistance (Presidential Determination Nos. 06-27, p. 315; 07-5, p. 324)
Brazil
    Drug interdiction assistance (Presidential Determination No. 07-3, p. 
318)
    Illicit narcotics certification (Presidential Determination No. 06-24, 
p. 304)
    Rome Statute; International Criminal Court; waiving prohibition on U.S. 
assistance (Presidential Determination No. 06-27, p. 315)
Breast Cancer Awareness Month, National (Proc. 8059)
Bulgaria; removal as beneficiary developing country (Proc. 8098)

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Burma
    Continuation of national emergency (Notice of May 18, p. 290)
    Illicit narcotics certification (Presidential Determination No. 06-24, 
p. 304)


C

Cancer Control Month (Proc. 7992)
Captive Nations Week (Proc. 8036)
Caribbean-American Heritage Month (Proc. 8028)
Character Counts Week, National (Proc. 8070)
Charter Schools Week, National (Proc. 8007)
Child Abuse Prevention Month, National (Proc. 7993)
Child Health Day (Proc. 8057)
Child's Day, National (Proc. 8026)
Colombia
    Continuation of national emergency with respect to narcotics traffickers 
(Notice of Oct. 19, p. 318)
    Drug interdiction assistance (Presidential Determination No. 06-19, p. 
301)
    Free trade agreement, notice of intention to enter (Notice of Aug. 24, 
p. 302)
    Illicit narcotics certification (Presidential Determination No. 06-24, 
p. 304)
Columbus Day (Proc. 8065)
Comoros; Rome Statute; International Criminal Court; waiving prohibition on 
U.S. assistance (Presidential Determination No. 07-4, p. 324)
Congo, Democratic Republic of the; blocking property of certain persons 
contributing to conflict (EO 13413)
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, Constitution Week (Proc. 8050)
Consumer Protection Week, National (Proc. 7979)
Costa Rica; Rome Statute; International Criminal Court; waiving prohibition 
on U.S. assistance (Presidential Determination Nos. 06-27, p. 315; 07-05, p. 
324)
C[ocirc]te d'Ivoire; blocking property of certain persons contributing to 
the conflict (EO 13396)
Crime Victims' Rights Week, National (Proc. 8006)
Croatia; Rome Statute; International Criminal Court; waiving prohibition on 
U.S. assistance (Presidential Determination No. 06-27, p. 315)
Customs duties
    Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988, determinations 
(Memorandum of Nov. 6, p. 320)
    Pharmaceuticals and chemical intermediates; eliminating tariffs (Proc. 
8095)
    U.S.-Australia Free Trade Agreement; Harmonized Tariff Schedules of 
U.S., modification (Proc. 8097)
    Vietnam; normal trade relations treatment (Proc. 8096)
Cyrus; Rome Statute; International Criminal Court; waiving prohibition on 
U.S. assistance (Presidential Determination No. 07-5, p. 324)


D

D.A.R.E. Day, National (Proc. 8000)
Day of Prayer, National (Proc. 8012)
Defense, Department of
    Foreign military forces; programs to build capacity (Memorandum of May 
5, p. 280)
    War Reserves Stockpile, transfer of items to South Korea; assignment of 
function to Secretary (Memorandum of May 18, p. 291)
Defense, national
    Alcatel and Lucent Technologies, Inc.; proposed merger (Order of Nov. 
17, p. 322)
    Chemical weapons destruction facility in Russia; construction 
(Presidential Determination No. 07-6, p. 325)
    Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995; suspension of limitations (Presidential 
Determination Nos. 06-15, p. 293; 07-9, p. 327)
    National Defense Transportation Day and National Transportation Week 
(Proc. 8016)
    North Korea; sanctions for nuclear explosive device detonation 
(Presidential Determination No. 07-7, p. 325)
    Surface transportation security, strengthening (EO 13416)
    Vietnam; eligibility to receive defense articles and services 
(Presidential Determination No. 07-10, p. 329)
Defense Transportation Day, National, and National Transportation Week 
(Proc. 8016)
Diabetes Month, National (Proc. 8077)
Disability Employment Awareness Month, National (Proc. 8060)
Disaster assistance, Federal; improvement (EO 13411)

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month, National (Proc. 8058)
Dominican Republic-Central America-United States free trade agreement; 
implementation (Proc. 7987)
Dominican Republic; illicit narcotics certification (Presidential 
Determination No. 06-24, p. 304)
Donate Life Month, National (Proc. 7994)
Drug trafficking; Brazil, interdiction assistance (Presidential 
Determination No. 07-3, p. 318)
Drugs and narcotics, illicit; major drug-transit or -producing countries 
(Presidential Determination No. 06-24, p. 304)
Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, National (Proc. 8088)


E

East Timor; least-developed beneficiary developing country designation 
(Proc. 8098)
Ecuador
    Illicit narcotics certification (Presidential Determination No. 06-24, 
p. 304)
    Rome Statute; International Criminal Court; waiving prohibition on U.S. 
assistance (Presidential Determination Nos. 06-27, p. 315; 07-5, p. 324)
Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A. (Proc. 7997)
El Salvador; DR-CAFTA, implementation (Proc. 7991)
Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week, National (Proc. 8055)
Energy Awareness Month, National (Proc. 8068)
Executive orders; technical amendments (EO 13403)
Export control regulations; continuation of national emergency (Notice of 
Aug. 3, p. 301)


F

Family Caregivers Month, National (Proc. 8078)
Family Week, National (Proc. 8084)
Farm-City Week, National (Proc. 8082)
Farm Safety and Health Week, National (Proc. 8052)
Father's Day (Proc. 8030)
Fire Prevention Week (Proc. 8062)
Flag Day and National Flag Week (Proc. 8029)
Ford, Gerald R.
    Death announcement (Proc. 8093)
    Honoring posthumously; closing Government departments and agencies (EO 
13421)
    National Day of Mourning (Proc. 8094)
Foreign military forces; programs to build capacity (Memorandum of May 5, p. 
280)
Foreign relations
    Brazil, drug interdiction assistance (Presidential Determination No. 07-
3, p. 318)
    Jerusalem Embassy Act of 1995; suspension of limitations (Presidential 
Determination Nos. 06-15, p. 293; 07-9, p. 327)
    North Korea; sanctions for nuclear explosive device detonation 
(Presidential Determination No. 07-7, p. 325)
    Rome Statute; International Military Court; waiving prohibition on U.S. 
assistance (Presidential Determination Nos. 06-27, p. 315; 07-4, p. 324; 07-
5, p. 324)
    Somalia and Sri Lanka; refugee and migration assistance (Presidential 
Determination No. 07-8, p. 327)
    Vietnam; eligibility to receive defense articles and services 
(Presidential Determination No. 07-10, p. 329)
Forest Products Week, National (Proc. 8071)
Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day, National (Proc. 7998)
Freedom Day, World (Proc. 8081)


G

General Pulaski Memorial Day (Proc. 8066)
Generalized System of Preferences, duty-free treatment; modification 
(Procs. 7981, 8033)
German-American Day (Proc. 8061)
Global Fund To Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria; designation as a public 
international organization (EO 13395)
Gold Star Mother's Day (Proc. 8054)
Government organization and employees
    Closing Government departments and agencies; honoring Gerald R. Ford 
posthumously (EO 13421)
    Defense, Department of
Foreign military forces, programs to build capacity (Memorandum of May 5, p. 
280)

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War Reserves Stockpile, transfer of items to South Korea; assignment of 
functions to the Secretary (Memorandum of May 18, p. 291)
    Disaster assistance; improvement (EO 13411)
    Emergency Board To Investigate Disputes Between Metro-North Railroad and 
Certain of Its Employees Represented by Certain Labor Organizations; 
establishment (EO 13417)
    Health care programs; quality and efficiency (EO 13410)
    Homeland Security, Department of; faith-based and community 
organizations initiatives, responsibilities (EO 13397)
    Identity theft; strengthening efforts to protect against (EOs 13402, 
13414)
    Intelligence, Office of the Director of National; issuance of 
directives, assignment of function to the Director (Memorandum of May 5, p. 
279)
    Justice, Department of; designation of succession of officers 
(Memorandum of Dec. 8, p. 326)
    Pay-related functions; assignment (EO 13415)
    Property rights of the American people; protection (EO 13406)
    Public alert and warning system (EO 13407)
    Rates of pay; adjustments (EO 13420)
    Social Security Administration; designation of officers to act as 
Commissioner (Memorandum of Apr. 17, p. 278)
    State, Department of
Afghanistan, assistance; assignment of function to the Secretary (Memorandum 
of May 8, p. 282)
Africa, waivers and reports; assignment of functions to the Secretary 
(Memorandum of May 18, p. 291)
Cooperative threat reduction funds; assignment of functions to the Secretary 
(Memorandum of May 26, p. 292)
Global war on terror; assignment of functions to the Secretary (Memorandum 
of May 25, p. 292)
Humanitarian Assistance Code of Conduct; assignment of reporting function to 
the Secretary (Memorandum of May 12, p. 282)
Iraq policy; assignment of a reporting function to the Secretary (Memorandum 
of Apr. 6, p. 277)
Iraqi antiquities, import restrictions; assignment of functions to the 
Secretary (Memorandum of May 5, p. 280)
Russian debt reduction for nonproliferation; assignment of reporting 
functions to the Secretary (Memorandum of July 18, p. 300)
    Volunteer community service; responsibilities of Federal agencies (EO 
13401)
Greek Independence Day: A National Day of Celebration of Greek and American 
Democracy (Proc. 7989)
Guatemala
    Free trade agreement; implementation (Proc. 8034)
    Illicit narcotics certification (Presidential Determination No. 06-24, 
p. 304)


H

Haiti; illicit narcotics certification (Presidential Determination No. 06-
24, p. 304)
Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument, Northwestern; establishment 
(Proc. 8031)
Health care
    Federal Government programs; quality and efficiency (EO 13410)
    USA Freedom Corps, Volunteers for Prosperity program; promoting world 
health (EO 13418)
Heart Month, American (Proc. 7978)
Hispanic Heritage Month, National (Proc. 8049)
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week, National (Proc. 8048)
Homeland Security, Department of; faith-based and community organizations 
initiatives, responsibilities (EO 13397)
Homeownership Month, National (Proc. 8024)
Honduras; DR-CAFTA, implementation (Proc. 7996)

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Hospice Month, National (Proc. 8079)
Human Rights Day, Bill of Rights Day, and Human Rights Week (Proc. 8090)
Hungarian Revolution; 50th anniversary (Proc. 8072)
Hurricane Katrina, National Day of Remembrance (Proc. 8043)
Hurricane Preparedness Week, National (Proc. 8020)


I

Identity theft; strengthening Federal efforts to protect against (EOs 13402, 
13414)
Immigration and naturalization
    Migration and refugee assistance (Presidential Determination Nos. 06-13, 
p. 279; 06-21, p. 302)
    New Americans, Task Force on; establishment (EO 13404)
    Refugee admissions numbers for fiscal year 2007 (Presidential 
Determination No. 07-1, p. 316)
Independence Day (Proc. 8032)
India; illicit narcotics certification (Presidential Determination No. 06-
24, p. 304)
Insurance; aviation, coverage for commercial air carrier service in domestic 
and international operations (Memorandum of Dec. 21, p. 328)
Intelligence, Director of National
    Assignment of function under Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Act of 
2004 (Memorandum of Nov. 14, p. 322)
    Issuance of directives; assignment of function to the Director 
(Memorandum of May 5, p. 279)
Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004; assignment of 
reporting function (Memorandum of Nov. 14, p. 322)
International Criminal Court; waiving prohibition on United States military 
assistance to parties to the Rome Statute (Presidential Determination Nos. 
06-18, p. 300; 06-27, p. 315)
Iran; continuation of national emergency (Notice of Nov. 9, p. 321)
Iraq Development Fund, protection; continuation of national emergency 
(Notice of May 18, p. 289)
Irish-American Heritage Month (Proc. 7983)
Israel; suspension of security funding limitations for U.S. Embassy in 
Jerusalem (Presidential Determination No. 06-15, p. 293)


J

Jamaica; illicit narcotics certification (Presidential Determination No. 06-
24, p. 304)
Jerusalem Embassy Act; suspension of limitations (Presidential 
Determination Nos. 06-15, p. 293; 07-9, p. 327)
Jewish American Heritage Month (Proc. 8005)
Justice, Department of; order of succession of officers (Memorandum of Dec. 
8, p. 326)


K

Kenya; Rome Statute; International Criminal Court; waiving prohibition on 
U.S. assistance (Presidential Determination Nos. 06-27, p. 315; 07-5, p. 
324)
King, Coretta Scott; death (Proc. 7980)


L

Laos; illicit narcotics certification (Presidential Determination No. 06-24, 
p. 304)
Law Day, U.S.A. (Proc. 8010)
Lebanon
    Indonesian peacekeeping forces; drawdown authorization to support 
transport of (Presidential Determination No. 06-26, p. 314)
    Migration and refugee assistance (Presidential Determination No. 06-21, 
p. 302)
Leif Erikson Day (Proc. 8063)
Lesotho; Rome Statute; International Criminal Court; waiving prohibition on 
U.S. assistance (Presidential Determination No. 06-18, p. 300)
Liberia
    Blocking property of certain persons and prohibiting importation of 
certain goods; continuation of national emergency (Notice of July 18, p. 
299)
    Eligible and beneficiary sub-Saharan African country; designation (Proc. 
8098)
Libya; rescission of state sponsor of terrorism designation (Presidential 
Determination No. 06-14, p. 283)
Literacy Day (Proc. 8053)
Loyalty Day (Proc. 8011)

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M

Mali; Rome Statute; International Criminal Court; waiving prohibition on 
U.S. assistance (Presidential Determination Nos. 06-27, p. 315; 07-5, p. 
324)
Malta; Rome Statute; International Criminal Court; waiving prohibition on 
U.S. assistance (Presidential Determination No. 06-27, p. 315)
Maritime Day, National (Proc. 8021)
Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday (Proc. 7973)
Mathematics Advisory Panel, National; establishment (EO 13398)
Mentoring Month, National (Proc. 8092)
Methamphetamine Awareness Day, National (Proc. 8086)
Metro-North Railroad and Certain of Its Employees Represented by Certain 
Labor Organizations, Emergency Board To Investigate Disputes Between; 
establishment (EO 13417)
Mexico
    Illicit narcotics certification (Presidential Determination No. 06-24, 
p. 304)
    Rome Statute; International Criminal Court; waiving prohibition on U.S. 
assistance (Presidential Determination Nos. 06-27, p. 315; 07-5, p. 324)
Minority Enterprise Development Week (Proc. 8041)
Montgomery, G.V. Sonny; death (Proc. 8018)
Mother's Day (Proc. 8013)


N

Namibia
    Rome Statute; International Criminal Court; waiving prohibition on U.S. 
assistance (Presidential Determination Nos. 06-27, p. 315; 07-5, p. 324)
National emergencies declared, terminated, continued, etc.
    Burma; continuation (Notice of May 18, p. 290)
    Colombia; continuation with respect to narcotics traffickers (Notice of 
Oct. 19, p. 318)
    Export control regulations; continuation (Notice of Aug. 3, p. 301)
    Iran; continuation (Notice of Nov. 9, p. 321)
    Iraq Development Fund, protection; continuation (Notice of May 18, p. 
289)
    Liberia; blocking property of certain persons and prohibiting the 
importation of certain goods; continuation (Notice of July 18, p. 299)
    Russia; weapons-usable fissile material; continuation (Notice of June 
19, p. 295)
    Sudan
Blocking property of and prohibiting transactions with the Government (EO 
13412)
Blocking property of persons in connection with the conflict in Darfur (EO 
13400)
Continuation of national emergency (Notice of Nov. 1, p. 320)
    Syria
Blocking property of additional persons (EO 13399)
Blocking property of certain persons and prohibiting the export of certain 
goods; continuation (Notice of May 8, p. 281)
    Terrorism
Attacks; continuation of national emergency with respect to certain (Notice 
of Sept. 5, p. 303)
Persons who commit or support; continuation of national emergency (Notice of 
Sept. 21, p. 312)
    Weapons of mass destruction; continuation of national emergency (Notice 
of Oct. 27, p. 319)
    Western Balkans; continuation of national emergency (Notice of June 22, 
p. 298)
National motto, ``In God We Trust;'' 50th anniversary (Proc. 8038)
National security information, classified; eligibility processes for access; 
extending EO 13381 (EO 13408)
New Americans, Task Force on; establishment (EO 13404)
Nicaragua; DR-CAFTA, implementation (Proc. 7996)
Niger; Rome Statute; International Criminal Court; waiving prohibition on 
U.S. assistance (Presidential Determination No. 06-27, p. 315)
Nigeria; illicit narcotics certification (Presidential Determination No. 06-
24, p. 304)
North American Free Trade Agreement; modification of rules of origin (Proc. 
8067)

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North Korea; sanctions for nuclear explosive device detonation (Presidential 
Determination No. 07-7, p. 325)
Northwestern Hawaiian Islands Marine National Monument; establishment (Proc. 
8031)


O

Oceans Week, National (Proc. 8027)
Older Americans Month (Proc. 8009)
Outdoors Month, Great (Proc. 8023)
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, National (Proc. 8044)


P

Pakistan; illicit narcotics certification (Presidential Determination No. 
06-24, p. 304)
Palestine Liberation Organization; waiver of statutory provisions 
(Presidential Determination Nos. 06-12, p. 277; 07-2, p. 317)
Palestinian Authority and PLO; imposition and waiver of sanctions 
(Presidential Determination No. 06-17, p. 298)
Pan American Day and Pan American Week (Proc. 7999)
Panama; illicit narcotics certification (Presidential Determination No. 06-
24, p. 304)
Paraguay
    Illicit narcotics certification (Presidential Determination No. 06-24, 
p. 304)
    Rome Statute; International Criminal Court; waiving prohibition on U.S. 
assistance (Presidential Determination Nos. 06-27, p. 315; 07-5, p. 324)
Parents' Day (Proc. 8035)
Park Week, National (Proc. 8002)
Pay rates, Federal; adjustments (E.O. 13420)
Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week (Proc. 8014)
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, National (Proc. 8089)
Peru
    Illicit narcotics certification (Presidential Determination No. 06-24, 
p. 304)
    Rome Statute; International Criminal Court; waiving prohibition on U.S. 
assistance (Presidential Determination Nos. 06-27, p. 315; 07-5, p. 324)
Physical Fitness and Sports Month, National (Proc. 8003)
Poison Prevention Week, National (Proc. 7988)
POW/MIA Recognition Day, National (Proc. 8051)
Prayer and Remembrance, National Days of (Proc. 8046)
Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day (Proc. 8019)
Property rights of the American people; protection (EO 13406)
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, National (Proc. 8045)
Public alert and warning system (EO 13407)


R

Recycles Day, America (Proc. 8083)
Red Cross Month, American (Proc. 7982)
Religious Freedom Day (Proc. 7974)
Research and development; National Aeronautics and Space Administration (EO 
13419)
Romania; removal as beneficiary developing country (Proc. 8098)
Rome Statute; International Criminal Court; waiving prohibition on U.S. 
assistance (Presidential Determination Nos. 06-18, p. 300; 06-27; p. 315; 
07-5, p. 324)
Russia
    Chemical weapons destruction facility; construction (Presidential 
Determination No. 07-6, p. 325)
    Weapons-usable fissile material; continuation of national emergency 
(Notice of June 19, p. 295)


S

Safe Boating Week, National (Proc. 8017)
Saint Kitts and Nevis; Rome Statute; International Criminal Court; waiving 
prohibition on U.S. assistance (Presidential Determination No. 07-4, p. 324)
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; Rome Statute; International Criminal 
Court; waiving prohibition on U.S. assistance (Presidential Determination 
No. 06-27, p. 315)
Samoa; Rome Statute; International Criminal Court; waiving prohibition on 
U.S. assistance (Presidential Determination Nos. 06-27, p. 315; 07-5, p. 
324)
Sanctity of Human Life Day, National (Proc. 7975)

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School Lunch Week, National (Proc. 8064)
Serbia; Rome Statute; International Criminal Court; waiving prohibition on 
U.S. assistance (Presidential Determination No. 06-27, p. 315)
Small Business Week (Proc. 7990)
Social Security Administration; designation of officers to act as 
Commissioner (Memorandum of Apr. 17, p. 278)
Somalia; refugee and migration assistance (Presidential Determination No. 
07-8, p. 327)
South Africa; Rome Statute; International Criminal Court; waiving 
prohibition on U.S. assistance (Presidential Determination Nos. 06-27, p. 
315; 07-5, p. 324)
Special observances
    50th anniversary of Our National Motto, ``In God We Trust'' (Proc. 8038)
    50th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution (Proc. 8072)
    America Recycles Day (Proc. 8083)
    American Heart Month (Proc. 7978)
    American Red Cross Month (Proc. 7982)
    Anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act (Proc. 8037)
    Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month (Proc. 8008)
    Black Music Month (Proc. 8025)
    Cancer Control Month (Proc. 7992)
    Captive Nations Week (Proc. 8036)
    Caribbean-American Heritage Month (Proc. 8028)
    Child Health Day (Proc. 8057)
    Columbus Day (Proc. 8065)
    Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, Constitution Week (Proc. 8050)
    Education and Sharing Day, U.S.A. (Proc. 7997)
    Father's Day (Proc. 8030)
    Fire Prevention Week (Proc. 8062)
    Flag Day and National Flag Week (Proc. 8029)
    Ford, Gerald R.; National Day of Mourning (Proc. 8094)
    Fourth Anniversary of USA Freedom Corps (Proc. 7977)
    General Pulaski Memorial Day (Proc. 8066)
    German-American Day (Proc. 8061)
    Gold Star Mother's Day (Proc. 8054)
    Great Outdoors Month (Proc. 8023)
    Greek Independence Day: A National Day of Celebration of Greek and 
American Democracy (Proc. 7989)
    Human Rights Day, Bill of Rights Day, and Human Rights Week (Proc. 8090)
    Independence Day (Proc. 8032)
    Irish-American Heritage Month (Proc. 7983)
    Jewish American Heritage Month (Proc. 8005)
    King, Coretta Scott; death (Proc. 7980)
    Law Day, U.S.A. (Proc. 8010)
    Leif Erikson Day (Proc. 8063)
    Literacy Day (Proc. 8053)
    Loyalty Day (Proc. 8011)
    Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday (Proc. 7973)
    Minority Enterprise Development Week (Proc. 8041)
    Mother's Day (Proc. 8013)
    National Adoption Month (Proc. 8074)
    National African American History Month (Proc. 7976)
    National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month (Proc. 8042)
    National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month (Proc. 8075)
    National American Indian Heritage Month (Proc. 8076)
    National Breast Cancer Awareness Month (Proc. 8059)
    National Character Counts Week (Proc. 8070)
    National Charter Schools Week (Proc. 8007)
    National Child Abuse Prevention Month (Proc. 7993)
    National Child's Day (Proc. 8026)
    National Consumer Protection Week (Proc. 7979)
    National Crime Victims' Rights Week (Proc. 8006)
    National D.A.R.E. Day (Proc. 8000)
    National Day of Prayer (Proc. 8012)
    National Day of Remembrance of Hurricane Katrina (Proc. 8043)
    National Days of Prayer and Remembrance (Proc. 8046)
    National Defense Transportation Day and National Transportation Week 
(Proc. 8016)
    National Diabetes Month (Proc. 8077)
    National Disability Employment Awareness Month (Proc. 8060)
    National Domestic Violence Awareness Month (Proc. 8058)
    National Donate Life Month (Proc. 7994)
    National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month (Proc. 8088)

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    National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week (Proc. 8055)
    National Energy Awareness Month (Proc. 8068)
    National Family Caregivers Month (Proc. 8078)
    National Family Week (Proc. 8084)
    National Farm-City Week (Proc. 8082)
    National Farm Safety and Health Week (Proc. 8052)
    National Forest Products Week (Proc. 8071)
    National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day (Proc. 7998)
    National Hispanic Heritage Month (Proc. 8049)
    National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week (Proc. 8048)
    National Homeownership Month (Proc. 8024)
    National Hospice Month (Proc. 8079)
    National Hurricane Preparedness Week (Proc. 8020)
    National Maritime Day (Proc. 8021)
    National Mentoring Month (Proc. 8092)
    National Methamphetamine Awareness Day (Proc. 8086)
    National Oceans Week (Proc. 8027)
    National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month (Proc. 8044)
    National Park Week (Proc. 8002)
    National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day (Proc. 8089)
    National Physical Fitness and Sports Month (Proc. 8003)
    National Poison Prevention Week (Proc. 7988)
    National POW/MIA Recognition Day (Proc. 8051)
    National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (Proc. 8045)
    National Safe Boating Week (Proc. 8017)
    National Sanctity of Human Life Day (Proc. 7975)
    National School Lunch Week (Proc. 8064)
    National Volunteer Week (Proc. 8004)
    Older Americans Month (Proc. 8009)
    Pan American Day and Pan American Week (Proc. 7999)
    Parents' Day (Proc. 8035)
    Patriot Day, 2006 (Proc. 8047)
    Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week (Proc. 8014)
    Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day (Proc. 8019)
    Religious Freedom Day (Proc. 7974)
    Save Your Vision Week (Proc. 7986)
    Small Business Week (Proc. 7990)
    Thanksgiving Day (Proc. 8085)
    Thomas Jefferson Day (Proc. 8001)
    United Nations Day (Proc. 8073)
    Veterans Day (Proc. 8080)
    White Cane Safety Day (Proc. 8069)
    Women's Equality Day (Proc. 8040)
    Women's History Month (Proc. 7985)
    World AIDS Day (Proc. 8087)
    World Freedom Day (Proc. 8081)
    World Trade Week (Proc. 8022)
    Wright Brothers Day (Proc. 8091)
Sri Lanka; refugee and migration assistance (Presidential Determination No. 
07-8, p. 327)
State, Department of
    Afghanistan, assistance; assignment of function to the Secretary 
(Memorandum of May 8, p. 282)
    Africa, waivers and reports; assignment of functions to the Secretary 
(Memorandum of May 18, p. 291)
    Cooperative threat reduction funds; assignment of functions to the 
Secretary (Memorandum of May 26, p. 292)
    Global war on terror; assignment of functions to the Secretary 
(Memorandum of May 25, p. 292)
    Humanitarian Assistance Code of Conduct; assignment of reporting 
function to the Secretary (Memorandum of May 12, p. 282)
    Iraq policy; assignment of a reporting function to the Secretary 
(Memorandum of Apr. 6, p. 277)
    Iraqi antiquities, import restrictions; assignment of functions to the 
Secretary (Memorandum of May 5, p. 280)
Sudan
    Blocking property of and prohibiting transactions with the Government 
(EO 13412)
    Blocking property of persons in connection with the conflict in Darfur 
(EO 13400)
    Continuation of national emergency (Notice of Nov. 1, p. 320)
    Defense articles and services; transfer in support of Security Sector 
Transformation program (Presidential Determination No. 06-22, p. 303)

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Swaziland; eligibility to receive defense articles and services 
(Presidential Determination No. 06-16, p. 295)
Syria
    Blocking property of additional persons in connection with the national 
emergency (EO 13399)
    Blocking property of certain persons and prohibiting the export of 
certain goods; continuation of national emergency (Notice of May 8, p. 281)


T

Tanzania; Rome Statute; International Criminal Court; waiving prohibition on 
U.S. assistance (Presidential Determination Nos. 06-27, p. 315; 07-5, p. 
324)
Terrorism
    Attacks; continuation of national emergency with respect to certain 
(Notice of Sept. 5, p. 303)
    Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004; assignment of 
reporting function (Memorandum of Nov. 14, p. 322)
    Persons who commit or support; continuation of national emergency 
(Notice of Sept. 21, p. 312)
    Rescission of designation of Libya as a state sponsor (Presidential 
Determination No. 06-14, p. 283)
Thanksgiving Day (Proc. 8085)
Thomas Jefferson Day (Proc. 8001)
Trade
    Bahrain; free trade agreement, implementation (Proc. 8039)
    Beneficiary developing countries; designations and removals (Proc. 8098)
    Colombia; free trade agreement, notice of intention to enter (Notice of 
Aug. 24, p. 302)
    Dominican Republic-Central America-United States free trade agreement; 
implementation (Proc. 7987)
    El Salvador; DR-CAFTA, implementation (Proc. 7991)
    Generalized System of Preferences; modification of duty-free treatment 
(Procs. 7981, 8033)
    Guatemala; free trade agreement, implementation (Proc. 8034)
    Honduras; DR-CAFTA, implementation (Proc. 7996)
    Nicaragua; DR-CAFTA, implementation (Proc. 7996)
    North American Free Trade Agreement; modification of rules of origin 
(Proc. 8067)
    Pharmaceuticals and chemical intermediates; eliminating tariffs (Proc. 
8095)
    Trading With the Enemy Act; continuation of certain authorities 
(Presidential Determination No. 06-23, p. 304)
    U.S.-Australia Free Trade Agreement; Harmonized Tariff Schedules of 
U.S.; modification (Proc. 8097)
    Ukraine; extension of normal trade relations treatment (Proc. 7995)
    Vietnam; Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988, determinations 
(Memorandum Nov. 6, p. 320)
Trade Week, World (Proc. 8022)
Trafficking in persons; determination under the Trafficking Victims 
Protection Act of 2000 (Presidential Determination No. 06-25, p. 312)
Transportation
    Aviation insurance coverage for commercial air carrier service in 
domestic and international operations (Memorandum of Dec. 21, p. 328)
    National Defense Transportation Day and National Transportation Week 
(Proc. 8016)
    Surface transportation security, strengthening (EO 13416)
Treasury, Department of; assignment of functions under Defense Production 
Act of 1950 (Memorandum of Dec. 29, p. 329)
Trinidad and Tobago; Rome Statute; International Criminal Court; waiving 
prohibition on U.S. assistance (Presidential Determination No. 06-27, p. 
315)


U

Ukraine; normal trade relations treatment (Proc. 7995)
United Nations Day (Proc. 8073)
Uruguay; Rome Statute; International Criminal Court; waiving prohibition on 
U.S. assistance (Presidential Determination No. 06-27, p. 315)
USA Freedom Corps; fourth anniversary (Proc. 7977)


V

Venezuela; illicit narcotics certification (Presidential Determination No. 
06-24, p. 304)
Veterans Day (Proc. 8080)

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Vietnam
    Defense articles and services, eligibility to receive (Presidential 
Determination No. 07-10, p. 329)
    Normal trade relations treatment (Proc. 8096)
    Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988, determinations 
(Memorandum of Nov. 6, p. 320)
Vision Week, Save Your (Proc. 7986)
Voluntarism; USA Freedom Corps, Volunteers for Prosperity program; promoting 
world health (EO 13418)
Volunteer Week, National (Proc. 8004)


W

Wages; Federal pay-related functions, assignment (EO 13415)
Weapons of mass destruction
    Continuation of national emergency (Notice of Oct. 27, p. 319)
    North Korea; sanctions for nuclear explosive device detonation 
(Presidential Determination No. 07-7, p. 325)
Western Balkans; continuation of national emergency (Notice of June 22, p. 
298)
White Cane Safety Day (Proc. 8069)
Women's Equality Day (Proc. 8040)
Women's History Month (Proc. 7985)
World AIDS Day (Proc. 8087)
Wright Brothers Day (Proc. 8091)


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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 343.

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                    Table of CFR Titles and Chapters




                     (Revised as of January 1, 2007)

                      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  Office of Management and Budget Governmentwide 
                Guidance for Grants and Agreements (Parts 100-199)
        II  Office of Management and Budget Circulars and Guidance 
                (200-299)
            Subtitle B--Federal Agency Regulations for Grants and 
                Agreements
        IX  Department of Energy (Part 901)
    XXXVII  Peace Corps (Part 3700)

                        Title 3--The President

         I  Executive Office of the President (Parts 100--199)

                           Title 4--Accounts

         I  Government Accountability 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)

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       XIV  Federal Labor Relations Authority, General Counsel of 
                the Federal Labor Relations Authority and Federal 
                Service Impasses Panel (Parts 2400--2499)
        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)

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     LXXIV  Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (Part 
                8401)
     LXXVI  Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (Part 8601)
    LXXVII  Office of Management and Budget (Part 8701)
     XCVII  Department of Homeland Security Human Resources 
                Management System (Department of Homeland 
                Security--Office of Personnel Management) (Part 
                9701)
      XCIX  Department of Defense Human Resources Management and 
                Labor Relations Systems (Department of Defense--
                Office of Personnel Management) (Part 9901)

                      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)

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       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)
      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 Policy and New Uses, 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)

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        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)
       III  Department of Energy (Parts 700--999)
         X  Department of Energy (General Provisions) (Parts 
                1000--1099)
      XIII  Nuclear Waste Technical Review Board (Parts 1303--
                1399)
      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)

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        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)
       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)

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                    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)

          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)

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                       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)
        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)

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        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]
       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)

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                      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)

                   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)

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     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)
        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)

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        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)
        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)

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         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)
        II  Copyright Office, Library of Congress (Parts 200--299)
       III  Copyright Royalty Board, Library of Congress (Parts 
                301--399)
        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)

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        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)
            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)

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             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
        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)

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       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)
       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  Defense Acquisition Regulations System, 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)

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        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)
        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  Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety 
                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  Research and Innovative Technology Administration, 
                Department of Transportation [Reserved]
       XII  Transportation Security Administration, Department of 
                Homeland Security (Parts 1500--1699)

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                   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)
         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, 2007)

                                                  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
Copyright Royalty Board                           37, III
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 Acquisition Regulations System          48, II
  Defense Intelligence Agency                     32, I
  Defense Logistics Agency                        32, I, XII; 48, 54
  Engineers, Corps of                             33, II; 36, III
  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 Services Administration                   5, LVII; 41, 105
  Contract Appeals, Board of                      48, 61
  Federal Acquisition Regulation                  48, 5
  Federal Management Regulation                   41, 102

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  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 Accountability Office                  4, I
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
  Defense Acquisition Regulations System          48, 2
  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
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Inspector General
  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

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  Secretary of Labor, Office of                   29, Subtitle A
  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
  Copyright Royalty Board                         37, III
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

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Neighborhood Reinvestment Corporation             24, XXV
Northeast Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste  10, XVIII
     Commission
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
Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety           49, I
     Administration
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 Innovative Technology                49, XI
     Administration
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

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Technology Administration                         15, XI
Technology Policy, Assistant Secretary for        37, IV
Technology, Under Secretary for                   37, V
Tennessee Valley Authority                        5, LXIX; 18, XIII
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
  Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety         49, I
       Administration
  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