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CHAPTER XVII-OFFICE OF EMERGENCY
Cross REFERENCE: For other regulations relating to civil defense see Parts 220 to 229 of this title.
Part 1701 Central office and field organizations. 1703 Employee responsibilities and conduct. 1705 Rules governing public access to records of the Office of Emergency
Preparedness. 1709 Reimbursement of other Federal agencies performing major disaster relief
functions. 1710 Federal disaster assistance. 1711 Federal disaster assistance for projects under construction. 1712 Federal disaster assistancesettlement of claims. 1713 Equal employment opportunity. 1714 Interim emergency management of resources. 1715 Federal disaster assistance under the Disaster Relief Act of 1969.
PART 1701–CENTRAL OFFICE AND
FIELD ORGANIZATIONS Sec. 1701.1 Purpose. 1701.2 Mission. 1701.3 Office of the Director. 1701.4 Information. 1701.5 Staff Assistant for Health. 1701.6 General Counsel. 1701.7 Liaison. 1701.8 Office of Program Planning and
Evaluation (PP&E). 1701.9 Administration. 1701.10 Emergency Operations Office. 1701.11 National Resource Analysis Center. 1701.12 Office of Field Services. 1701.13 Regional offices. 1701.14 Addresses of OEP offices. 1701.15 Places where, the officers from
whom, and methods whereby, information may be secured or sub
mitted or requests made. 1701.16 Regulations. 1701.17 Statutes under which OEP conducts
its program. AUTHORITY: The provisions of this part 1701 issued under 5 U.S.C. sec. 552.
SOURCE: The provisions of this part 1701 appear at 33 F.R. 18699, Dec. 18, 1968, unless otherwise noted.
In accordance with section 552 of title 5 of the United States Code, the following are descriptions of the central office and field organizations of the Office of Emergency Preparedness, the established places at which, the officers from whom, and methods whereby, the public may secure information, make submittals or requests, or obtain decisions, as set forth in the regulations prescribed in this chapter and in Chapter I, Title 32A, CFR. $ 1701.2 Mission.
The Director of the Office of Emergency Preparedness (OEP) assists and advises the President in coordinating and determining policy for all emergency preparedness activities of the Government and sits as a member of the National Security Council. Preparedness activities include: Developing and planning the emergency use of resources such as manpower, materials, industrial capacity, transportation, and communications; civil defense; assuring the continuity of Government in an emergency; preparing for the stabilization of the civilian economy in an emergency; and planning for rehabilitation after enemy attack. OEP coordinates preparations for the conti
nuity of State and local governments and the management of resources at those levels, under emergency conditions.
(b) The Director also determines the kinds and quantities of strategic and critical materials to be acquired and stockpiled against a war emergency under the Strategic and Critical Materials Stock Piling Act of 1946. He directs and controls the administration of the Defense Production Act of 1950, as amended. He investigates the importation of commodities to determine whether the rate or circumstances of such importation threaten to impair the national security within the terms of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962. He coordinates Federal assistance to States in coping with major disasters under the Federal Disaster Act of 1950, as amended, and the Disaster Relief Act of 1966. He consults with the heads of procuring agencies to determine whether procurement should be limited to domestic sources in the interest of national defense under the Buy American Act of 1933.
(c) Executive Order No. 11426 of August 31, 1968, provides that the Director, OEP, shall in addition to his other duties, act as the President's liaison with the Governors of the States and Territories, with the title of Assistant to the President for Federal-State Relations. The OEP assists the Director in carrying out those responsibilities by serving as the clearing house for the prompt handling and solution of Federal-State problems involving the executive branches of the Federal and State Governments. $ 1701.3 Office of the Director.
(a) The Director is assisted by a Dep'uty Director and three Assistant Directors who are appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate.
(b) The Deputy Director assists the Director in the overall supervision and direction of the Office of Emergency Preparedness. He acts as Director and performs all the duties of the Director in case of a vacancy in that office or in the absence or disability of the Director. The Deputy Director chairs the Interagency Emergency Planning Committee.
(c) The Deputy Director and Assistant Directors serve as the Director's
support for State liaison activities, and assists the Director, OEP, in his special assignments. In the event of disaster or national calamity, the Director of Information and his staff gather and provide the press with comprehensive information on Federal relief efforts. He provides the Director, OEP, with early information and reports of disaster or calamity gained by surveillance and interrogation of news sources. He gathers and edits Federal relief information,
principal advisers on policy decisions and are called upon to represent the Director in dealings with policy level officials of other Federal departments and agencies and with nongovernmental groups. In addition, the Assistant Directors are assigned special responsibilities and tasks.
(d) One of the Assistant Directors serves as Director of Telecommunications Management and is responsible for the implementation of Executive Order No. 10995 of February 16, 1962. Also, as Special Assistant to the President for Telecommunications, he provides policy direction of the development and operation of the National Communications System and under Executive Order No. 11191 of January 4, 1965, assists the President with respect to his coordination and other functions under the Communications Satellite Act of 1962. As Director of Telecommunications Management he (1) coordinates telecommunications activities of the Executive Branch and develops policies and standards therefor; and encourages research and development necessary to improve telecommunications management; (2) develops data with regard to United States Government frequency requirements; and assigns radio frequencies to Federal departments and agencies, amending or revoking such assignments as necessary; (3) advises and assists the Secretary of State in the discharge of his functions in the field of international telecommunication policies, positions and negotiations; and (4) coordinates the development of plans and programs for the mobilization and use of telecommunications resources in an emergency. He is assisted in carrying out these responsibilities by three Directorates: Research and Technology, National Communications, and Frequency Management. § 1701.4 Information.
The Director of Information advises the Director, OEP, on means of securing and maintaining general public understanding and acceptance of emergency preparedness and other programs administered by OEP. He is responsible for press relations and for information materials intended for the general public. He participates in planning press and information programs for emergencies. He maintains liaison with the White House on press matters, provides press
$ 1701.5 Staff Assistant for Health.
The Staff Assistant for Health is the advisor to the Director on policies, plans, and programs for the emergency availability and utilization of national health resources. Similarly, he provides assistance to other Federal agencies and to OEP officials regarding national and international health resources. The Staff Assistant for Health maintains close working relationships with national medical and health associations, professional health personnel of other Federal agencies, and with health advisory committees; and serves as their principal point of OEP contact in health matters. $ 1701.6 General Counsel.
The General Counsel provides legal counsel, advice, and assistance to the Director, OEP, on national security and disaster laws, policies, regulations, problems, and programs, including special Presidential assignments to the Director. He also provides legal advice, guidance and assistance to all officers and employees in the Agency on the administration and operation of programs for which OEP is responsible. He coordinates the preparation of legislation proposed by OEP and the preparation of reports on other proposed legislation, and is responsible for the initiation, preparation, or review of submissions to the Attorney General and Comptroller General. He serves as Counselor under Part 1703, Title 32, CFR (Ethical Conduct Regulations), as Civil Rights Coordinator under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act; and as Director of Equal Employment Opportunity for OEP. He reviews adverse personnel actions. (33 F.R. 18699, Dec. 18, 1968, as amended at 34 F.R. 12099, July 18, 1969)