EO 12992
Effective Date: March 15, 1996

Responsible Office: Office of Life and Microgravity Sciences and Applications


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

Section 1. Establishment.  There is established the President's
Council on Counter-Narcotics ("Council").

Sec. 2. Membership.  The Council shall comprise the:
     (a) President, who shall serve as Chairman of the Council;
     (b)  Vice President;
     (c)  Secretary of State;
     (d)  Secretary of the Treasury;
     (e)  Secretary of Defense;
     (f)  Attorney General;
     (g)  Secretary of Transportation;
     (h)  Representatives of the United States of America to the
          United Nations;
     (i)  Director of the Office of Management and Budget;
     (j)  Chief of Staff to the President;
     (k)  Director of National Drug Control Policy;
     (l)  Director of Central Intelligence;
     (m)  Assistant to the President for National Security
     (n)  Counsel to the President;
     (o)  Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff; and
     (p)  National Security Advisor for the Vice President.

     As applicable, the Council shall also comprise the Secretary
of Health and Human Services; the Secretary of Education; and the
Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy and such other
officials of the departments and agencies as the President may,
from time to time, designate.

Sec. 3. Meetings of the Council.  The President, or upon his
direction, the Vice President, may convene meetings of the
Council.  The President shall preside over meetings of the
Council, provided that in his absence, the Vice President will
preside.  The Council will meet at least quarterly.

Sec. 4. Functions (a) The functions of the Council are to advise
and assist the President in: (1) providing direction and
oversight for the national drug control strategy, including
relating drug control policy to other national security interests
and establishing priorities; and (2) ensuring coordination among
departments and agencies concerning implementation of the
President's national drug control strategy.

     (b) The Director of National Drug Control Policy will
continue to be the senior drug control policy official in the
executive branch and the President's chief drug control policy

     (c) In matters affecting national security interests, the
Director of National Drug Control Policy shall work in
conjunction with the Assistant to the President for National
Security Affairs.

Sec. 5. Administration. (a) The Council may utilize established
or ad hoc committees, task forces, or interagency groups chaired
by the Director of National Drug Control Policy or his
representative, in carrying out is functions under this order.
     (b) The staff of the Office of National Drug Control Policy,
in coordination with the staffs of the Vice President and the
Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs, shall
act as staff for the Council.
     (c) All executive departments and agencies shall cooperate
with the Council and provide such assistance, information, and
advice as the Council may request, to the extent permitted by

                              /s/William J. Clinton

March 15, 1996.


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