Executive Order 12241

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Executive Order 12241 of September 29, 1980

National Contingency Plan

By the authority vested in me as President of the United States of America under Section 304 of Public Law 96-295 (94 Stat. 790) and section 301 of title 3, United States Code, and in order to provide for the publication of a plan to protect the public health and safety in case of accidents at nuclear power facilities, it is hereby ordered as follows:


The functions vested in the President by Section 304 of Public Law 96-295 (94 Stat. 790) are delegated to the Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency.


A copy of the National Contingency Plan shall, from time to time, be published in the Federal Register.

Signature of Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter 
The White House,
September 29, 1980.

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).