Executive Order 11490

Assigning emergency preparedness functions to Federal Departments and Agencies

Established: October 28, 1969
Source: Executive Order 11490
Transcription/Markup: DisasterCenter/Brian Baggins
Public Domain: USA Internet Archive (marxists.org) 2003. Permission is granted to copy and/or distribute this document.

WHEREAS our national security is dependent upon our ability to assure continuity of government, at every level, in any national emergency type situation that might conceivably confront the nation; and
WHEREAS effective national preparedness planning to meet such an emergency, including a massive nuclear attack, is essential to our national survival; and
WHEREAS effective national preparedness planning requires the identification of functions that would have to be performed during such an emergency, the assignment of responsibility for developing plans for performing these functions, and the assignment of responsibility for developing the capability to implement those plans; and
WHEREAS the Congress has directed the development of such national emergency preparedness plans and has provided funds for the accomplishment thereof; and
WHEREAS this national emergency preparedness planning activity has been an established program of the United States Government for more than twenty years:

NOW, THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States, and pursuant to Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1958 (72 Stat. 1799), the National Security Act of 1947, as amended, the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended, and the Federal Civil Defense Act, as amended, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Table of Contents

1. Purpose and Scope
2. Department of State
3. Department of the Treasury
4. Department of Defense
5. Department of Justice
6. Post Office Department
7. Department of the Interior
8. Department of Agriculture
9. Department of Commerce
10. Department of Labor
11. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
12. Department of Housing and Urban Development
13. Department of Transportation
14. Atomic Energy Commission
15. Civil Aeronautics Board
16 Export-Import Bank of the United States
17. Federal Bank Supervisory Agencies
18. Federal Communications Commission
19. Federal Power Commission
20. General Services Administration
21. Interstate Commerce Commission
22 National Aeronautics and Space Administration
23. National Science Foundation
24. Railroad Retirement Board
25. Securities and Exchange Commission
26. Small Business Administration
27. Tennessee Valley Authority
28. United States Civil Service Commission
29. Veterans Administration
30. General Provisions