See the Notes section for a listing of Executive Orders affected by or related to the issuance of this Executive Order.
Executive Order 13261 of March 19, 2002
Providing an Order of Succession in the Environmental Protection Agency and Amending Certain Orders on Succession
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998, 5 U.S.C. 3345, et seq., it is hereby ordered that:
Subject to the provisions of section 3 of this order, the officers named in section 2, in the order listed, shall act as and perform the functions and duties of the office of the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (Administrator) during any period when both the Administrator and the Deputy Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency have died, resigned, or become otherwise unable to perform the functions and duties of the office of Administrator.
Sec. 2.Order of Succession.
Assistant Administrator for Toxic Substances;
Assistant Administrator (Air and Radiation);
Assistant Administrator, Office of Solid Waste;
Assistant Administrator (Water Programs);
Assistant Administrator (General Counsel);
Assistant Administrator (Enforcement and Compliance Assurance);
Chief Financial Officer;
Assistant Administrator (Research and Development);
Assistant Administrator (International Activities);
Assistant Administrator (Administration and Resources Management); and
No individual who is serving in an office listed in section 2(a)-(k) in an acting capacity, by virtue of so serving, shall act as Administrator pursuant to this order.
Notwithstanding the provisions of this order, the President retains discretion, to the extent permitted by the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998, 5 U.S.C. 3345 et seq., to depart from this order in designating an acting Administrator.
Sec. 4.Amendments to Certain Executive Orders providing Orders of Succession.