Executive Order 12381 -- Delegation of Emergency Management Functions

September 8, 1982

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, including the Federal Civil Defense Act of 1950, as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 2251 et seq.), the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977, as amended (42 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), and the Disaster Relief Act of 1974, as amended (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.), and in order to conform delegations of authority to recent legislative changes, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. Section 4 - 203 of Executive Order No. 12148 is amended to read as follows:

``The functions vested in the President by the Disaster Relief Act of 1974, as amended (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.), except those functions vested in the President by Sections 301 (relating to the declaration of emergencies and major disasters), 401 (relating to the repair, reconstruction, restoration, or replacement of Federal facilities), and 409 (relating to food coupons and surplus commodities), are delegated to the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.''.

Sec. 2. Section 4 - 204 of Executive Order No. 12148 is amended to read as follows:

``The functions vested in the President by the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977, as amended (42 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), are delegated to the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.''.

Sec. 3. A new Section 4 - 207 is added to Executive Order No. 12148 as follows:

``Sec. 4 - 207. The functions vested in the President by Section 502 of the Federal Civil Defense Act of 1950, as amended (50 U.S.C. App. 2302), are delegated to the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.''.

Sec. 4. Section 5 - 202(b) of Executive Order No. 12148 is amended by deleting ``Section 610'' and substituting therefor ``Sections 305, 501, and 610''.

Sec. 5. In accord with the termination of certain river basin commissions by Section 5 of Executive Order No. 12319, Section 5 - 213 of Executive Order No. 12148 is revoked.

Ronald Reagan

The White House,

September 8, 1982.

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 11:04 a.m., September 9, 1982]