Executive Order 11003ASSIGNING EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FUNCTIONS TO THEADMINISTRATOR OF THE FEDERAL AVIATION AGENCY
By virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States, including authorityvested in me by Reorganization Plan No. 1 of 1958 (72 Stat. 1799), it is hereby ordered as follows:SECTION 1.
The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Agency (hereinafter referred to asthe Administrator) shall prepare national emergency plans and develop preparedness programscovering the emergency management of the Nation's civil airports, civil aviation operating facilities,civil aviation services, and civil aircraft other than air carrier aircraft. These plans and programsshall be designed to develop a state of readiness in these areas with respect to all conditions of national emergency, including attack upon the United States.SEC. 2.
The Administrator shall:(a)
National Program Guidance.
Develop plans and issue national program guidance designed toutilize to the maximum extent the existing non-military facilities, technical competence andresources of the Federal Government, the States and the local political subdivisions thereof, andnon-governmental organizations and systems engaged in aeronautical activities to promote theeffective and safe use and maintenance of aeronautical facilities, equipment, and services in anemergency.(b)
Formulate plans for the development, utilization, expansion and emergencymanagement of the Nation's civil airports, civil aviation ground facilities and equipment requiredfor essential civil air operations, except manufacturing facilities, but including the development of orders for insuring the continued operation of essential civil airports, civil aviation operatingfacilities, and civil aviation. equipment.(c)
Priorities and allocations.
Develop plans and procedures for controls, allocations and priorities concerned with the utilization of aircraft other than air carrier aircraft in an emergency.(d)
Periodically assess assigned resources available from all sources in order toestimate availability under an emergency situation, analyze resource estimates in relation toestimated requirements in order to identify problem areas and develop appropriaterecommendations and programs. Provide data and assistance before and after attack for nationalresource evaluation purposes of the Office of Emergency Planning.(e)
Determine emergency requirements for material and supplies needed tomanufacture, maintain or operate air navigation facilities, civil airports, and civil aircraft for whichthe Administrator is responsible.(f)
Prepare plans to claim materials, manpower, equipment, supplies, and servicesneeded to carry out assigned responsibilities and other essential functions of the agency from theappropriate agencies and work with such agencies in developing programs to insure availability of such resources in an emergency.SEC. 3.
Cooperation with Department of Defense.
In consonance with national civil defense plans, programs, and operations of the Department of Defense under Executive Order No. 10952,the Administrator shall:(a)
Prepare and incorporate into appropriate courses dealing withaeronautics and aviation applicable civil defense knowledge and skills necessary to insure themaximum operational effectiveness of essential civil air transportation systems and facilities; and prepare and distribute such civil defense information to the management of air transportationsystems and facilities, States and local governments, voluntary agencies, and commercial and professional groups concerned with the development, utilization, expansion, and emergencymanagement of non-military aviation.