EXECUTIVE
ORDER
EO 13446
Effective Date: October 02, 2007

Responsible Office: Office of External Relations
Subject: Continuance of Certain Federal Advisory Committees and Amendments to and Revocation of Other EO's

Continuance of Certain Federal Advisory 
                Committees and Amendments to and Revocation of Other 
                Executive Orders

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, and consistent with the provisions of the 
                Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. 
                App.), it is hereby ordered as follows:

                Section 1. Each advisory committee listed below is 
                continued until September 30, 2009.

                (a) Committee for the Preservation of the White House; 
                Executive Order 11145, as amended (Department of the 
                Interior).

                (b) National Infrastructure Advisory Council; section 3 
                of Executive Order 13231, as amended (Department of 
                Homeland Security).

                (c) Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and 
                Health; Executive Order 12196, as amended (Department 
                of Labor).

                (d) President's Board of Advisors on Historically Black 
                Colleges and Universities; Executive Order 13256 
                (Department of Education).

                (e) President's Board of Advisors on Tribal Colleges 
                and Universities; Executive Order 13270 (Department of 
                Education).

                (f) President's Commission on White House Fellowships; 
                Executive Order 11183, as amended (Office of Personnel 
                Management).

                (g) President's Committee for People with Intellectual 
                Disabilities; Executive Order 12994, as amended 
                (Department of Health and Human Services).

                (h) President's Committee on the Arts and the 
                Humanities; Executive Order 12367, as amended (National 
                Endowment for the Arts).

                (i) President's Committee on the International Labor 
                Organization; Executive Order 12216, as amended 
                (Department of Labor).

                (j) President's Committee on the National Medal of 
                Science; Executive Order 11287, as amended (National 
                Science Foundation).

                (k) President's Council of Advisors on Science and 
                Technology; Executive Order 13226, as amended (Office 
                of Science and Technology Policy).

                (l) President's Council on Bioethics; Executive Order 
                13237 (Department of Health and Human Services).

                (m) President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports; 
                Executive Order 13265 (Department of Health and Human 
                Services).

                (n) President's Export Council; Executive Order 12131, 
                as amended (Department of Commerce).

                (o) President's National Security Telecommunications 
                Advisory Committee; Executive Order 12382, as amended 
                (Department of Homeland Security).

                (p) Trade and Environment Policy Advisory Committee; 
                Executive Order 12905 (Office of the United States 
                Trade Representative).

                Sec. 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other 
                Executive Order, the functions of the President under 
                the Federal Advisory Committee Act that are applicable 
                to the committees listed in section 1 of this order 
                shall be performed by the head of the department or 
                agency designated after

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                each committee, in accordance with the guidelines and 
                procedures established by the Administrator of General 
                Services.

                Sec. 3. The following Executive Order, which 
                established a committee whose work has been completed, 
                is revoked: Executive Order 13369, as amended by 
                Executive Orders 13379 and 13386, establishing the 
                President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform.

                Sec. 4. Sections 1 and 2 of Executive Order 13385 are 
                superseded by sections 1 and 2 of this order.

                Sec. 5. Executive Order 12994, as amended (President's 
                Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities) is 
                further amended to read as follows:

``By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the 
laws of the United States of America, and in order to promote full 
participation of people with intellectual disabilities in their 
communities, it is hereby ordered as follows:

``Section 1. Committee Continued and Responsibilities Expanded. The 
President's Committee on Mental Retardation, with expanded membership and 
expanded responsibilities, and renamed the President's Committee for People 
with Intellectual Disabilities (Committee), is hereby continued in 
operation.

``Sec. 2. Composition of Committee. (a) The Committee shall be composed of 
the following members:

(1) The Attorney General;

(2) The Secretary of the Interior;

(3) The Secretary of Commerce;

(4) The Secretary of Labor;

(5) The Secretary of Health and Human Services;

(6) The Secretary of Housing and Urban Development;

(7) The Secretary of Transportation;

(8) The Secretary of Education;

(9) The Secretary of Homeland Security;

(10) The Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation for National and 
Community Service;

(11) The Commissioner of Social Security;

(12) The Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission;

(13) The Chairperson of the National Council on Disability; and

(14) No more than 21 other members who shall be appointed to the Committee 
by the President. These citizen members shall consist of individuals who 
represent a broad spectrum of perspectives, experience, and expertise on 
intellectual disabilities; persons with intellectual disabilities and 
members of families with a child or adult with intellectual disabilities; 
and persons employed in either the public or the private sector. Except as 
the President may from time to time otherwise direct, appointees under this 
paragraph shall serve for two-year terms, except that an appointment made 
to fill a vacancy occurring before the expiration of a term shall be made 
for the balance of the unexpired term.

``(b) The President shall designate the Chair of the Committee from the 21 
citizen members. The Chair shall preside over meetings of the Committee and 
represent the Committee on appropriate occasions.

``Sec. 3. Functions of the Committee. (a) Consistent with subsection (c) of 
this section, the Committee shall:

(1) provide such advice concerning intellectual disabilities as the 
President or the Secretary of Health and Human Services may request; and

(2) provide advice to the President concerning the following for people 
with intellectual disabilities:

(A) expansion of educational opportunities;

(B) promotion of homeownership;

(C) assurance of workplace integration;

(D) improvement of transportation options;

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(E) expansion of full access to community living; and

(F) increasing access to assistive and universally designed technologies.

``(b) The Committee shall provide an annual report to the President through 
the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Such additional reports may be 
made as the President may direct or as the Committee may deem appropriate.

``(c) The members shall advise the President and carry out their advisory 
role consistent with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee 
Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.).

``Sec. 4. Cooperation by Agencies. The heads of Federal departments and 
agencies shall:

``(a) designate, when requested by the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services, an officer or employee of such department or agency to serve as a 
liaison with the Committee; and

``(b) furnish such information and assistance to the Committee, to the 
extent permitted by law, as the Secretary of Health and Human Services may 
request to assist the Committee in performing its functions under this 
order.

``Sec. 5. Administration. (a) The Department of Health and Human Services 
shall provide the Committee with necessary staff support, administrative 
services and facilities, and funding, to the extent permitted by law.

``(b) Each member of the Committee, except any member who receives other 
compensation from the United States Government, may receive compensation 
for each day engaged in the work of the Committee, as authorized by law (5 
U.S.C. 3109), and may also receive travel expenses, including per diem in 
lieu of subsistence, as authorized by law (5 U.S.C. 5701-5707), for persons 
employed intermittently in the Government service. Committee members with 
disabilities may be compensated for attendant expenses, consistent with 
Government procedures and practices.

``(c) The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall perform such other 
functions with respect to the Committee as may be required by the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), except that of 
reporting to the Congress.

``Sec. 6. General. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed as 
subjecting any Federal agency, or any function vested by law in, or 
assigned pursuant to law to, any Federal agency, to the authority of the 
Committee or as abrogating or restricting any such function in any manner.

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``(b) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or 
benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any 
party against the United States, its departments, agencies, 
instrumentalities, or entities, its officers or employees, or any other 
person.'.

                Sec. 6. This order shall be effective September 30, 
                2007.
                
                
                    President, George Bush

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    September 28, 2007.
		

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