EXECUTIVE
ORDER
EO 13362
Effective Date: December 02, 2004

Responsible Office: Office of Security Management and Safeguards
Subject: Designation of Additional Officers for the Department of Homeland Security Order of Succession

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

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America and pursuant to the Federal Vacancies Reform 
                Act of 1998, 5 U.S.C. 3345 et seq., it is hereby 
                ordered that:

                Section 1. During any period when the Secretary of 
                Homeland Security (Secretary), the Deputy Secretary of 
                Homeland Security, and the officers designated to 
                perform the functions and duties of the office of 
                Secretary by section 88 of Executive Order 13286 of 
                February 28, 2003 (``Amendment of Executive Orders, and 
                Other Actions, in Connection With the Transfer of 
                Certain Functions to the Secretary of Homeland 
                Security''), have died, resigned, or otherwise become 
                unable to perform the functions and duties of the 
                office of Secretary, the following officers of the 
                Department of Homeland Security, in the order listed, 
                shall perform the functions and duties of the office of 
                Secretary, if they are eligible to act as Secretary 
                under the provisions of the Federal Vacancies Reform 
                Act of 1998, until such time as at least one of the 
                officers mentioned above is able to perform the 
                functions and duties of the office of Secretary:

                Director, Region V, Federal Emergency Management 
                Agency;

                Director, Region VI, Federal Emergency Management 
                Agency;

                Director, Region VII, Federal Emergency Management 
                Agency;

                Director, Region VIII, Federal Emergency Management 
                Agency; and

                Director, Region X, Federal Emergency Management 
                Agency.

                Sec. 2. Exceptions.

                (a) No individual who is serving in an office listed in 
                section 1 in an acting capacity, by virtue of so 
                serving, shall act as Secretary pursuant to this order.

                (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of this order, the 
                President retains discretion, to the extent permitted 
                by law, to depart from this order in designating an 
                acting Secretary.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                     November 29, 2004.
		

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