EO 13015
Effective Date: August 22, 1996

Responsible Office: Office of Safety and Mission Assurance


By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution
and the laws of the United States, including section 301 of title
3, United States Code, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1.  Establishment.  There is established the White House
Commission on Aviation Safety and Security (the "Commission"). 
The Commission shall consist of not more than 25 members, to be
appointed by the President from the public and private sectors,
each of whom shall have experience or expertise in some aspect of
aviation safety or security.  The Vice President shall serve as
the Chair of the Commission.

Sec. 2.  Functions. (a) The Commission shall advise the President
on matters involving aviation safety and security, including air
traffic control.

     (b) The Commission shall develop and recommend to the
President a strategy designed to improve aviation safety and
security, both domestically and internationally.

     (c) The Chair may, from time to time, invite experts to
submit information to the Commission; hold hearings on relevant
issues; and form committees and teams to assist the Commission in
accomplishing its objectives and duties, which may include
individuals other than members of the Commission.

Sec. 3. Administration. (a) The heads of executive departments
and agencies shall, to the extent by law, provide the Commission
such information with respect to aviation safety and security as
Commission requires to fulfill its functions.

     (b) The Commission shall be supported, both administratively
and financially, by the Department of Transportation and such
other sources (including other Federal agencies) as may lawfully
contribute to Commission activities. 

Sec. 4. General. (a) I have determined that the Commission shall
be established in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee
Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2).  Notwithstanding any other
Executive order, the functions of the President under the Federal
Advisory Committee Act, as amended, shall be performed by the
Secretary of Transportation in accordance with the guidelines and
procedures established by the Administrator of General Services,
except that of reporting to the Congress.
     (b) The Commission shall exist for a period of 6 months from
the date of this order, unless extended by the President.

                         /s/William J. Clinton

August 22, 1996.


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