Executive Order 12583 -- Food for Progress

February 19, 1987

By the authority vested in me as President by the laws of the United States of America, including the Food for Progress Act of 1985 (section 1110 of the Food Security Act of 1985, Public Law 99 - 198; 7 U.S.C. 1736o) (``the Act'') and section 301 of Title 3 of the United States Code, and in order to provide for the delegation of certain functions under the Act, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1. (a) The function vested in the President by section 1110(b) of the Act of entering into agreements with developing countries is delegated to the Director of the United States International Development Cooperation Agency, and this function may be redelegated to the head of any other agency. This function shall be exercised in accordance with section 112b of Title I of the United States Code and applicable regulations and procedures of the Department of State.

(b) The Director of the United States International Development Cooperation Agency shall, in accordance with Section 3 of this Order, transmit to the Congress all reports required by the Act concerning such agreements.

Sec. 2. The functions vested in the President by section 1110(f)(2) of the Act of waiving any minimum tonnage requirements are delegated to the Secretary of Agriculture, who shall exercise this function in accordance with policy guidance provided by the Food Aid Subcommittee of the Development Coordination Committee.

Sec. 3. In order to ensure that the furnishing of commodities under the Act is coordinated with and complements other United States foreign assistance, the exercise of all functions delegated by this Order shall be coordinated through the Food Aid Subcommittee of the Development Coordination Committee.

Ronald Reagan

The White House,

February 19, 1987.

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 2:30 p.m., February 19, 1987]