EO 13302
Effective Date: May 20, 2003

Responsible Office: Office of Management Systems
Subject: Amending EO 13212, Actions to Expedite Energy-Related Projects

Amending Executive Order 13212, Actions to 
                Expedite Energy-Related Projects

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States, 
                including section 60133 of title 49, United States 
                Code, and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, 
                it is hereby ordered as follows:

                Section 1. Amendments to Executive Order 13212. 
                Executive Order 13212 of May 18, 2001, as amended, is 
                further amended by:

                    (a) in section 1, immediately before the period at 
                the end of the section, inserting ``and projects that 
                will strengthen pipeline safety'';
                    (b) in section 2, after ``energy-related projects'' 
                inserting ``(including pipeline safety projects)''; and
                    (c) revising section 3 to read as follows:

``Sec. 3. Interagency Task Force. (a) There is established, within the 
Department of Energy for administrative purposes, an interagency task force 
(Task Force) to perform the following functions: (i) monitor and assist the 
agencies in their efforts to expedite their reviews of permits or similar 
actions, as necessary, to accelerate the completion of energy-related 
projects (including pipeline safety projects), increase energy production 
and conservation, and improve the transmission of energy;

  (ii) monitor and assist agencies in setting up appropriate mechanisms to 
coordinate Federal, State, tribal, and local permitting in geographic areas 
where increased permitting activity is expected; and

  (iii) perform the functions of the interagency committee for which 
section 60133 of title 49, United States Code, provides.

  (b)(i) The Task Force shall consist exclusively of the following members:

  (A) in the performance of all Task Force functions set out in sections 
3(a)(i) and (ii) of this order, the Secretaries of State, the Treasury, 
Defense, Agriculture, Housing and Urban Development, Commerce, 
Transportation, the Interior, Labor, Education, Health and Human Services, 
Energy, and Veterans Affairs, the Attorney General, the Administrator of 
the Environmental Protection Agency, the Director of Central Intelligence, 
the Administrator of General Services, the Director of the Office of 
Management and Budget, the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, 
the Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy, the Assistant to the 
President for Economic Policy, and such other heads of agencies as the 
Chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality may designate; and

  (B) in the performance of the functions to which section 3(a)(iii) of 
this order refers, the officers listed in section 60133(a)(2)(A)-(H) of 
title 49, United States Code, and such other representatives of Federal 
agencies with responsibilities relating to pipeline repair projects as the 
Chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality may designate.

  (ii) A member of the Task Force may designate, to perform the Task Force 
functions of the member, a full-time officer or employee of that member's 
agency or office.

  (c) The Chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality shall chair the 
Task Force.

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  (d) Consultation in the implementation of this order with State and local 
officials and other persons who are not full-time or permanent part-time 
employees of the Federal Government shall be conducted in a manner that 
elicits fully the individual views of each official or other person 
consulted, without deliberations or efforts to achieve consensus on advice 
or recommendations.

  (e) This order shall be implemented in a manner consistent with the 
President's constitutional authority to supervise the unitary executive 

                Sec. 2. Judicial Review. This order is intended only to 
                improve the internal management of the Federal 
                Government, and is not intended to, and does not, 
                create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, 
                enforceable at law or in equity by a party against the 
                United States, its agencies, instrumentalities or 
                entities, its officers or employees, or any other 

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    Washington, May 15, 2003.


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