EO 12880
Effective Date: November 16, 1993

Responsible Office: Personnel Division


The Office of National Drug Control Policy has the lead
responsiblity within the Executive Office of the President to
establish policies, priorities, and objectives for the Nation's
drug control program, with the goal of reducing the production,
avialability, and use of illegal drugs.  All lawful and
reasonable means must be used to ensure that the United States
has a comprehensive and effective National Drug Control Strategy.

Therefore, by the authority vested in me as President by the
Constitution and the laws of the United States of America,
including the National Narcotics Leadership Act of 1988, as
amended (21 U.S.C. 1501 et seq.), and in order to provide for the
effective management of the drug abuse policies of the United
States, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS. (a) Because the United States
considers the operations of international criminal narcotics
syndicates as a national security threat requiring an
extraordinary and coordinated response by civilian and military
agencies involved in national security, the Director of the
Office of National Drug Control Policy (Director), in his role as
the principal adviser to the National Security Council on
national drug control policy (50 U.S.C. 401(f)), shall provide
drug policy guidance and direction in the development of related
national security programs.

 (b) The Director shall provide oversight and direction for all
international counternarcotics policy development and
implementation, in coordination with other concerned Cabinet
members, as appropriate.

 (c) An Interagency Working Group (IWG) on international
counternarcotics policy, chaired by the Department of State,
shall develop and ensure coordinated implementation of an
international counternarcotics policy.  The IWG shall report its
activities and differences of views among agencies to the
Director for review, mediation, and resolution with concerned
Cabinet members, and if necessary, by the President.

 (d) A coordinator for drug interdiction shall be designated by
the Director to ensure that assets dedicated by Federal drug 
program agencies for interdiction are sufficient and that their
use is properly integrated and optimized.  The coordinator shall
ensure that interdiction efforts and priorities are consistent
with overall U.S. international counternarcotics policy.

 (e) The Director shall examine the number and structure of
command/control and drug intelligence centers operated by drug
control program agencies involved in international counter-
narcotics and suggest improvements to the current structure for
consideration by the President and concerned members of the

 (f) The Director, utilizing the services of the Drugs and Crime
Data Center and Department of Justice Clearinghouse, shall assist
in coordinating and enhancing the dissemination of statistics and
studies relating to anti-drug abuse policy.

 (g) The Director shall provide advice to agencies regarding ways
to achieve efficiencies in spending and improvements to
interagency cooperation that could enhance the delivery of drug
control treatment and prevention services to the public.  The
Director may request agencies to provide studies, information,
and analyses in support of this order.

Matters. (1) In addition to the budgetary authorities and
responsibilities provided to the Director by statue, 21 U.S.C.
1502, for those agency budget requests that are not certified as
adequate to implement the objectives of the National Drug Control
Strategy, the Director shall include in such certifications
initiatives or funding levels that would make such requests
 (2) The Director shall provide, by July 1 of each year, budget
recommendations to the heads of departments and agencies with
responsibilities under the National Drug Control Program.  The
recommendations shall apply to the second following fiscal year
and address funding priorities developed in the annual National
Drug Control Strategy.

The National Drug Control Strategy shall include long-range goals
for reducing drug use and the consequences of drug use in the
United States, including burdens on hospital emergency rooms,
drug use among arrestees, the extent of drug-related crime, high
school dropout rates, the number of infants exposed annually to
illicit drugs in utero, national drug abuse treatment capacity,
and the annual national health care costs of drug use.

 (2) The National Drug Control Strategy shall also include an
assessment of the quality of techniques and instruments to
measure curent drug use and supply and demand reduction
activities, and the adequacy of the coverage of existing national
drug use instruments and techniques to measure the total illicit
drug user population and groups at-risk for drug use.

 (3) The Director shall coordinate an effort among the relevant
drug control program agencies to assess the quality, access,
management, effectiveness, and standards of accountability of
drug abuse treatment, prevention, education, and other demand
reduction activities.

 (c) Provision of Reports.  To the extent permitted by law, heads
of departments and agencies with responsibilities under the
National Drug Control Program shall make available to the Office
of National Drug Control Policy, appropriate statistics, studies,
and reports, pertaining to Federal drug abuse control.

                                        /s/William J. Clinton

November 16, 1993.


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