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PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES 7. ESRO and its personnel shall be accorded the status, privileges, exemptions and immunities indicated in the following subparagraphs :

CUSTOMS DUTIES A. The United States will, upon request, take the necessary measures to facilitate the admission into the United States of material, equipment, supplies, goods or other items imported by or for the account of ESRO in connection with the station and ESRO programs. Such shipments shall be accorded such exemption from customs duties and internal-revenue taxes imposed upon or by reason of importation, and such procedures in connection therewith, as are accorded under similar circumstances to foreign governments.

TITLE TO PROPERTY B. Title to all materials, equipment or other items of property used in connection with the station and ESRO programs will remain in ESRO. Material, equipment, supplies, goods or other property of ESRO may be removed from the United States at any time by ESRO free of taxes or duties.

INVIOLABILITY AND IMMUNITY FROM SEARCH C. The archives of ESRO shall be inviolable. The property and assets of ESRO shall, subject to police and health regulations, and applicable United States regulations with regard to radio station inspections, be immune from search, unless ESRO expressly waives such immunity, and from confiscation.

JUDICIAL IMMUNITY D, ESRO, its property and assets, shall enjoy the same immunity from suit and every form of judicial process as is enjoyed by foreign governments, except to the extent that ESRO may expressly waive its immunity for the purpose of any proceedings or by the terms of any contract.

OTHER PRIVILEGES OF ESRO E. ESRO shall be exempt from the following taxes levied by the United States : federal income tax; federal communications taxes on telephone, telegraph and teletype services in connection with the operation of the station; and federal tax on tickets for air transport of ESRO officers and employees which are purchased by ESRO or ESRO officers and employees in connection with official travel to and from the station.

PRIVILEGES OF PERSONNEL F. The United States will facilitate the admission into the United States of such ESRO officers and employees and their families, as may be assigned to or visit the station. ESRO and its officers and employees shall have the same privileges and immunities as those accorded by the United States to officers and employees of foreign governments with respect to laws regulating entry into and departure from the United States, alien registration and fingerprinting, and registration of foreign agents. Officers and employees so assigned shall not exceed in number those necessary for the construction and effective operation of the station. ESRO will communicate their names to the United States in advance of entry.

Baggage and effects of ESRO officers and employees assigned to the station may be admitted, when imported in connection with the arrival of the owner, into the United States, and may be removed from the United States free of customs duties and internal-revenue taxes imposed upon or by reason of importation. Such effects having a significant value shall be sold or otherwise disposed of in the United States only under conditions approved by the United States. Such ESRO personnel shall be exempt from the payment of United States income tax and federal insurance contributions on wages and expenses paid by ESRO. The privileges and immunities set forth in this subparagraph shall not apply to citizens of the United States or foreign nationals admitted into the United States for per

manent residence. However, officers and employees of ESRO, whatever their nationality, shall be immune from suit and legal process relating to acts performed by them in their official capacity and falling within their functions except insofar as such immunity may be waived by ESRO.


FOR THE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD By virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States, and upon the recommendation of the Secretary of the Treasury, Executive Order No. 10707 1 of May 6, 1957, is amended by substituting for the second paragraph of the order the following:

On a white disk the shield of the Coat of Arms of the United States (paly of thirteen pieces argent and gules a chief azure) between the motto “SEMPER PARATUS” in red; circumscribed by a white annulet edged and inscribed “UNITED STATES COAST GUARD 1790” in blue all in front of two crossed anchors with stock, arms, and flukes in slight perspective in gold; superimposed upon a light blue disk with gold rope rim.

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December 9, 1966.


RELATING TO FOREIGN GIFTS AND DECORATIONS By virtue of the authority vested in me by Section 7 of the Foreign Gifts and Decorations Act of 1966 (Public Law 89–673; 80 Stat. 952) and Section 301 of Title 3 of the United States Code, and as President of the United States, it is ordered as follows:

The Secretary of State, and, when designated by the Secretary of State for such purpose, the Under Secretary of State, are hereby designated and empowered to exercise, without the approval, ratification, or other action of the President, the authority conferred upon the President by Section 7 of the Foreign Gifts and Decorations Act of

13 CFR, 1954–1958 Comp., p. 364 ; 22 F.R. 3211.

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1966 to prescribe rules and regulations to carry out the purposes of that Act. Such rules and regulations shall be published in the FEDERAL REGISTER.

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December 12, 1966.


AFFECTING THE MILITARY AIRCRAFT ENGINE INDUSTRY OF THE UNITED STATES WHEREAS, there exists a labor dispute between the Union Carbide Corporation, a New York Corporation, and certain of its employees represented by the United Steelworkers of America, AFL CIO, and Local Union No. 2958 thereof, involving the Stellite Division plant of Union Carbide Corporation located at Kokomo, Indiana; and

WHEREAS, such dispute has resulted in a strike which will, in my opinion, if permitted to continue, affect a substantial part of the military aircraft engine industry, which industry is engaged in trade, commerce, transportation, transmission, or communication among the several States or with foreign nations, or engaged in the production of goods for commerce, and which strike, if permitted to continue, will imperil the national safety:

NOW THEREFORE, by virtue of the authority vested in me by Section 206 of the Labor-Management Relations Act of 1947 (61 Stat. 155; 29 U.S.C. 176), I hereby create a Board of Inquiry, consisting of Mr. Laurence E. Seibel, Chairman, Mr. Frank J. Dugan and Mr. Garth L. Mangum, whom I appoint to inquire into the issues involved in this dispute.

The Board shall have powers and duties as set forth in Title II of such Act. The Board shall report to the President in accordance with the provisions of Section 206 of such Act on or before December 20, 1966.

Upon submission of its report, the Board shall continue in existence to perform such other functions as may be required under such Act.

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December 19, 1966.




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Letter of January 29, 1966


Washington, D.C., January 29, 1966. DEAR MR. KNOTT: It has become increasingly apparent that additional interagency arrangements can be helpful in assuring an orderly approach by the Executive Branch to the housing of its departments and agencies in the National Capital Region. The Federal interest in the National Capital Region requires complete coordination of planning and action among the Federal agencies which develop plans or make decisions affecting the region. It is necessary also that appropriate consideration be given to redevelopment programs for the District of Columbia and to plans and programs for the rapid transit system authorized by the National Capital Transportation Act of 1965, P.L. 89–173, approved September 8, 1965.

One of the basic missions of the General Services Administration is that of initiating and maintaining plans and programs for the effective and efficient acquisition and utilization of federally-owned and leased office space. To assist you in fulfilling this mission, you are directed to create an Advisory Committee on Federal Buildings in the National Capital Region. The committee should be composed of you as chairman; the Chairmen of the National Capital Planning Commission, the National Capital Regional Planning Council, and the

Commission of Fine Arts; a designee of the Secretary of Defense; the Engineer Commissioner, District of Columbia ; and representatives of such other Federal agencies as you may determine to be appropriate. My Advisor for National Capital Affairs, Mr. Charles Horsky, and staff representatives designated by the Director of the Bureau of the Budget will participate in the work of the committee as observers.

You are to develop and maintain currently, with the advice of the advisory committee, current and long-range plans for the provision of Federal office and related space in the National Capital Region. More specifically the committee should consider and advise with respect to the following matters as they apply to Federal space needs:

1. Current and long-range plans and programs for the housing of Federal agencies in the National Capital Region.

2. Economic aspects of such plans and programs such as losses of tax revenue, vacancy rates in commercial office space, ratio of leased to Government-owned space, relocation costs, and programing and financing for other related public works improvements such as roads, rapid transit, etc.

3. Relationship of such plans and programs to land use, population density, zoning, public transportation, and traffic capacity of streets and highways.

4. Current agency space assignments and growth potential in relationship to possible consolidations within specified geographical areas, taking into account the reuse of Government-owned buildings to be vacated and available Government-owned sites.

5. Relationship of Federal construction projects to long-range development programs of the District of Columbia and of the governments in the suburban areas in Maryland and Virginia.

6. Project priorities based on urgency of need and availability of resources.

7. Decentralization or dispersal of agencies or units within an agency.

These functions and responsibilities are to be achieved in consonance with the major purposes and objectives of the Year 2000 Plan; my memorandum of November 27, 1962, on the Planning and Development of the National Capital Region; Executive Order No. 11035 of July 9, 1962, entitled “Management of Federal Office Space”; the report of the President's Ad Hoc Committee on Federal Office Space of May 23, 1962; plans for the development of Pennsylvania Avenue; and plans for the development of a rapid transit system. In carrying out its advisory functions and responsibilities the committee shall have due regard for the comprehensive plan for the National Capital prepared by the National Capital Planning Commission in accordance with the National Capital Planning Act of 1952.

Please send a copy of this letter to the head of each executive department and agency and also cause it to be published in the FEDERAL REGISTER. The head of each department and agency will be expected

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