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Executive Order 13112 - Invasive Species

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On Feb 3, 1999, Executive Order 13112 was signed by President Clinton establishing the National Invasive Species Council (NISC). The Executive Order requires that a Council of Departments dealing with invasive species be created.
See also: NISC Member Departments and Agencies for more information.

Executive Order 13312 revokes the preceding Executive Order 11987 of May 24, 1977.


Executive Order 13112 - Invasive Species
FederalRegister.gov.
Federal Register: Feb 8, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 25)

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990, as amended (16 U.S.C. 4701 et seq.), Lacey Act, as amended (18 U.S.C. 42), Federal Plant Pest Act (7 U.S.C. 150aa et seq.), Federal Noxious Weed Act of 1974, as amended (7 U.S.C. 2801 et seq.), Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and other pertinent statutes, to prevent the introduction of invasive species and provide for their control and to minimize the economic, ecological, and human health impacts that invasive species cause, it is ordered as follows:

WILLIAM J. CLINTON
THE WHITE HOUSE,
February 3, 1999.