Home > 108th Congressional Documents > H.Doc.108-18 REQUESTS FOR FY 2003 BUDGET AMENDMENTS ...

H.Doc.108-18 REQUESTS FOR FY 2003 BUDGET AMENDMENTS ...


Google
 
Web GovRecords.org





                                     

108th Congress, 1st Session - - - - - - - - - - - - - House Document 108-17


 
NOTIFICATION REGARDING THE TRANSFER OF ACTIVITIES TO THE DEPARTMENT OF 
                           HOMELAND SECURITY

                               __________

                             COMMUNICATION

                                  from

                   THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                              TRANSMITTING

 NOTIFICATION OF THE FUNCTIONS, PERSONNEL, ASSETS, AND LIABILITIES OF 
  THE LIFE SCIENCES ACTIVITIES RELATED TO MICROBIAL PATHOGENS OF THE 
  BIOLOGICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH PROGRAM OF THE DEPARTMENT OF 
  ENERGY, INCLUDING THE FUNCTIONS OF THE SECRETARY OF ENERGY RELATING 
  THERETO, SHALL BE TRANSFERRED TO THE SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY

<GRAPHIC(S) NOT AVAILABLE IN TIFF FORMAT>


 January 7, 2003.--Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and 
                         ordered to be printed
                                           The White House,
                                     Washington, December 31, 2002.
Hon. J. Dennis Hastert,
Speaker of the House of Representatives,
Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Speaker: Pursuant to section 306(d) of the 
Homeland Security Act of 2002 (the ``Act''), and in accordance 
with the Department of Homeland Security Reorganization Plan of 
November 25, 2002 (the ``Reorganization Plan''), notification 
is hereby given that the functions, personnel, assets, and 
liabilities of the life sciences activities related to 
microbial pathogens of the Biological and Environmental 
Research Program of the Department of Energy (the ``transferred 
life sciences activities''), including the functions of the 
Secretary of Energy relating thereto, shall be transferred to 
the Secretary of Homeland Security on March 1, 2003. In 
accordance with section 306(d) of the Act, please transmit this 
notification to the appropriate congressional committees.
    The reason for such transfer is that the transferred life 
sciences activities were inaugurated to assist in 
counterterrorism research and development by identifying 
biomolecular ``signatures'' (often referred to as 
``biosignatures'') of pathogens in order to enhance the 
capability of the United States Government to detect an act of 
bioterrorism and to identify the source of the biological agent 
used in any such act. Pursuant to the Act, the primary 
responsibility within the United States Government for the 
research and development of biosignatures of pathogens for use 
in counterterrorism efforts will now rest with the Secretary of 
Homeland Security, and therefore the Department of Homeland 
Security will be the proper location for the transferred life 
sciences activities.
    The effect of such transfer on the activities of the 
Department of Energy will be to transfer the primary 
responsibility for research and development of biosignatures of 
pathogens for use in counterterrorism efforts, and the 
functions, assets (including funds), and liabilities relating 
to such activities, from the Department of Energy to the 
Department of Homeland Security. It is not anticipated that any 
Department of Energy personnel will be transferred to the 
Department of Homeland Security in connection with such 
transfer, because no Department of Energy personnel are 
dedicated exclusively to the transferred life sciences 
activities. Notwithstanding the transfer of the transferred 
life sciences activities, it is presently anticipated that a 
substantial portion of the affected research and development 
activities will continue to be conducted at Department of 
Energy national laboratories and sites in accordance with 
section 309 of the Act.
    Pursuant to sections 303(1)(B) and 303(1)(D) of the Act, I 
previously designated in the Reorganization Plan that the 
transferred life sciences activities and the nuclear smuggling 
programs and activities within the proliferation detection 
program of the nonproliferation and verification research and 
development program of the Department of Energy, including the 
functions of the Secretary of Energy relating thereto, shall be 
transferred to the Secretary of Homeland Security on March 1, 
2003.
            Sincerely,
                                                    George W. Bush.

                                <all>


Pages: 1

Other Popular 108th Congressional Documents Documents:

1 H.Doc.108-134 THE REQUEST AND AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND ...
2 H.Doc.108-209 REQUESTS FOR FY 2004 BUDGET AMENDMENTS ...
3 H.Doc.108-157 PROCEEDINGS OF THE 85TH NATIONAL CONVENTION OF THE AMERICAN LEGION ...
4 T.Doc.108-15 PROTOCOL AMENDING ADDITIONAL PROTOCOL AMENDING INVESTMENT TREATY WITH ...
5 H.Doc.108-152 CONTINUATION OF EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO TERRORISTS WHO THREATEN TO ...
6 H.Doc.108-176 THE 2004 ANNUAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE FEDERAL OLD-AGE ...
7 H.Doc.108-167 AN ADDITIONAL REPORT CONSISTENT WITH ...
8 H.Doc.108-135 A REPORT CONSISTENT WITH THE AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF MILITARY FORCE ...
9 H.Doc.108-162 NOTIFICATION TO ENTER INTO A FREE TRADE AGREEMENT WITH THE GOVERNMENT ...
10 H.Doc.108-63 REPORT CONSISTENT WITH THE AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF MILITARY FORCE ...
11 H.Doc.108-58 AMENDMENTS TO THE FEDERAL RULES OF BANKRUPTCY PROCEDURE ...
12 S.Doc.108-10 SEMIANNUAL REPORT ...
13 H.Doc.108-140 PROPOSED USE OF FUNDS PROVIDED UNDER THE HEADING ``FEDERAL PAYMENT FOR ...
14 H.Doc.108-148 THE REQUEST AND AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ...
15 H.Doc.108-158 REPORT RELATING TO THE INTERDICTION OF AIRCRAFT ENGAGED IN ILLICIT DRUG ...
16 H.Doc.108-113 EXTENSION OF WAIVER AUTHORITY ...
17 H.Doc.108-99 FISCAL YEAR 2004 BUDGET REQUEST ACT ...
18 H.Doc.108-85 A REPORT CONSISTENT WITH THE AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF MILITARY FORCE ...
19 H.Doc.108-67 A REQUEST FOR FY 2004 BUDGET AMENDMENTS FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE ...
20 H.Doc.108-184 DECLARATION OF A NATIONAL EMERGENCY WITH RESPECT TO SYRIA ...
21 H.Doc.108-35 PLAN COLOMBIA/ANDEAN COUNTERDRUG INITIATIVE SEMI-ANNUAL OBLIGATION ...
22 H.Doc.108-191 A REPORT TO THE CONGRESS CONCERNING THE EXTENSION OF WAIVER AUTHORITY ...
23 H.Doc.108-215 REQUESTS FOR FY 2004 BUDGET AMENDMENTS ...
24 H.Doc.108-195 A REPORT REGARDING CERTIFICATION BY THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE THAT ...
25 H.Doc.108-75 A REQUEST FOR FUNDING FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ...
26 H.Doc.108-61 INTENTION TO REALLOCATE FUNDS PREVIOUSLY TRANSFERRED FROM THE ...
27 H.Doc.108-54 A REPORT CONSISTENT WITH THE WAR POWERS RESOLUTION REGARDING THE USE ...
28 T.Doc.108-3 SECOND ADDITIONAL PROTOCOL MODIFYING CONVENTION WITH MEXICO REGARDING ...
29 H.Doc.108-234 AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND JAPAN ON SOCIAL ...
30 H.Doc.108-216 TERMINATION OF THE NATIONAL EMERGENCY ...


Other Documents:

108th Congressional Documents Records and Documents

GovRecords.org presents information on various agencies of the United States Government. Even though all information is believed to be credible and accurate, no guarantees are made on the complete accuracy of our government records archive. Care should be taken to verify the information presented by responsible parties. Please see our reference page for congressional, presidential, and judicial branch contact information. GovRecords.org values visitor privacy. Please see the privacy page for more information.
House Rules:

104th House Rules
105th House Rules
106th House Rules

Congressional Bills:

104th Congressional Bills
105th Congressional Bills
106th Congressional Bills
107th Congressional Bills
108th Congressional Bills

Supreme Court Decisions

Supreme Court Decisions

Additional

1995 Privacy Act Documents
1997 Privacy Act Documents
1994 Unified Agenda
2004 Unified Agenda

Congressional Documents:

104th Congressional Documents
105th Congressional Documents
106th Congressional Documents
107th Congressional Documents
108th Congressional Documents

Congressional Directory:

105th Congressional Directory
106th Congressional Directory
107th Congressional Directory
108th Congressional Directory

Public Laws:

104th Congressional Public Laws
105th Congressional Public Laws
106th Congressional Public Laws
107th Congressional Public Laws
108th Congressional Public Laws

Presidential Records

1994 Presidential Documents
1995 Presidential Documents
1996 Presidential Documents
1997 Presidential Documents
1998 Presidential Documents
1999 Presidential Documents
2000 Presidential Documents
2001 Presidential Documents
2002 Presidential Documents
2003 Presidential Documents
2004 Presidential Documents

Home Executive Judicial Legislative Additional Reference About Privacy