EXECUTIVE
ORDER
EO 13432
Effective Date: May 16, 2007

Responsible Office: Office of Infrastructure
Subject: Cooperation Among Agencies in Protecting the Environment w/Respect to Greenhouse Gas Emissions from MV Nonroad Vehicles, & Nonroad Engines

Cooperation Among Agencies in Protecting the 
                Environment With Respect to Greenhouse Gas Emissions 
                From Motor Vehicles, Nonroad Vehicles, and Nonroad 
                Engines

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, it is hereby ordered as follows:

                Section 1. Policy. It is the policy of the United 
                States to ensure the coordinated and effective exercise 
                of the authorities of the President and the heads of 
                the Department of Transportation, the Department of 
                Energy, and the Environmental Protection Agency to 
                protect the environment with respect to greenhouse gas 
                emissions from motor vehicles, nonroad vehicles, and 
                nonroad engines, in a manner consistent with sound 
                science, analysis of benefits and costs, public safety, 
                and economic growth.

                Sec. 2. Definitions. As used in this order:

                (a) ``agencies' refers to the Department of 
                Transportation, the Department of Energy, and the 
                Environmental Protection Agency, and all units thereof, 
                and ``agency' refers to any of them;

                (b) ``alternative fuels' has the meaning specified for 
                that term in section 301(2) of the Energy Policy Act of 
                1992 (42 U.S.C. 13211(2));

                (c) ``authorities' include the Clean Air Act (42 
                U.S.C. 7401-7671q), the Energy Policy Act of 1992 
                (Public Law 102-486), the Energy Policy Act of 2005 
                (Public Law 109-58), the Energy Policy and Conservation 
                Act (Public Law 94-163), and any other current or 
                future laws or regulations that may authorize or 
                require any of the agencies to take regulatory action 
                that directly or indirectly affects emissions of 
                greenhouse gases from motor vehicles;

                (d) ``greenhouse gases' has the meaning specified for 
                that term in Executive Order 13423 of January 24, 2007;

                (e) ``motor vehicle' has the meaning specified for 
                that term in section 216(2) of the Clean Air Act (42 
                U.S.C. 7550(2));

                (f) ``nonroad engine' has the meaning specified for 
                that term in section 216(10) of the Clean Air Act (42 
                U.S.C. 7550(10));

                (g) ``nonroad vehicle' has the meaning specified for 
                that term in section 216(11) of the Clean Air Act (42 
                U.S.C. 7550(11));

                (h) ``regulation' has the meaning specified for that 
                term in section 3(d) of Executive Order 12866 of 
                September 30, 1993, as amended (Executive Order 12866); 
                and

                (i) ``regulatory action' has the meaning specified for 
                that term in section 3(e) of Executive Order 12866.

                Sec. 3. Coordination Among the Agencies. In carrying 
                out the policy set forth in section 1 of this order, 
                the head of an agency undertaking a regulatory action 
                that can reasonably be expected to directly regulate 
                emissions, or to substantially and predictably affect 
                emissions, of greenhouse gases from motor vehicles, 
                nonroad vehicles, nonroad engines, or the use of motor 
                vehicle fuels, including alternative fuels, shall:

                (a) undertake such a regulatory action, to the maximum 
                extent permitted by law and determined by the head of 
                the agency to be practicable, jointly with the other 
                agencies;

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                (b) in undertaking such a regulatory action, consider, 
                in accordance with applicable law, information and 
                recommendations provided by the other agencies;

                (c) in undertaking such a regulatory action, exercise 
                authority vested by law in the head of such agency 
                effectively, in a manner consistent with the effective 
                exercise by the heads of the other agencies of the 
                authority vested in them by law; and

                (d) obtain, to the extent permitted by law, concurrence 
                or other views from the heads of the other agencies 
                during the development and preparation of the 
                regulatory action and prior to any key decision points 
                during that development and preparation process, and in 
                no event later than 30 days prior to publication of 
                such action.

                Sec. 4. Duties of the Heads of Agencies. (a) To 
                implement this order, the head of each agency shall:

                (1) designate appropriate personnel within the agency 
                to (i) direct the agency's implementation of this 
                order, (ii) ensure that the agency keeps the other 
                agencies and the Office of Management and Budget 
                informed of the agency regulatory actions to which 
                section 3 refers, and (iii) coordinate such actions 
                with the agencies;

                (2) in coordination as appropriate with the Committee 
                on Climate Change Science and Technology, continue to 
                conduct and share research designed to advance 
                technologies to further the policy set forth in section 
                1 of this order;

                (3) facilitate the sharing of personnel and the sharing 
                of information among the agencies to further the policy 
                set forth in section 1 of this order;

                (4) coordinate with the other agencies to avoid 
                duplication of requests to the public for information 
                from the public in the course of undertaking such 
                regulatory action, consistent with the Paperwork 
                Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501et seq.); and

                (5) consult with the Secretary of Agriculture whenever 
                a regulatory action will have a significant effect on 
                agriculture related to the production or use of 
                ethanol, biodiesel, or other renewable fuels, including 
                actions undertaken in whole or in part based on 
                authority or requirements in title XV of the Energy 
                Policy Act of 2005, or the amendments made by such 
                title, or when otherwise appropriate or required by 
                law.

                (b) To implement this order, the heads of the agencies 
                acting jointly may allocate as appropriate among the 
                agencies administrative responsibilities relating to 
                regulatory actions to which section 3 refers, such as 
                publication of notices in the Federal Register and 
                receipt of comments in response to notices.

                Sec. 5. Duties of the Director of the Office of 
                Management and Budget and the Chairman of the Council 
                on Environmental Quality. (a) The Director of the 
                Office of Management and Budget, with such assistance 
                from the Chairman of the Council on Environmental 
                Quality as the Director may require, shall monitor the 
                implementation of this order by the heads of the 
                agencies and shall report thereon to the President from 
                time to time, and not less often than semiannually, 
                with any recommendations of the Director for 
                strengthening the implementation of this order.

                (b) To implement this order and further the policy set 
                forth in section 1, the Director of the Office of 
                Management and Budget may require the heads of the 
                agencies to submit reports to, and coordinate with, 
                such Office on matters related to this order.

                Sec. 6. General Provisions. (a) This order shall be 
                implemented in accordance with applicable law and 
                subject to the availability of appropriations.

                (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.

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                (c) 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.
                
                
                    President, George Bush

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    May 14, 2007.
		

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