[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 210 (Wednesday, November 3, 2021)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 60747-60748]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-24183]

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Vol. 86


No. 210

November 3, 2021

Part II

The President


Executive Order 14051--Designation To Exercise Authority Over the 
National Defense Stockpile

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Title 3--
The President

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                Executive Order 14051 of October 31, 2021

Designation To Exercise Authority Over the 
                National Defense Stockpile

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, including the Strategic and Critical Materials 
                Stock Piling Act, as amended (50 U.S.C. 98 et seq.), 
                section 1413 of the National Defense Authorization Act 
                for Fiscal Year 2013 (Public Law 112-239), and section 
                301 of title 3, United States Code, it is hereby 
                ordered as follows:

                Section 1. Policy and Purpose. The United States needs 
                resilient, diverse, and secure supply chains to ensure 
                our economic prosperity, national security, and 
                national competitiveness. In Executive Order 14017 of 
                February 24, 2021 (America's Supply Chains), I directed 
                a comprehensive review of America's supply chains to 
                ensure that they are resilient in the face of a range 
                of risks. One critical component of safeguarding supply 
                chain resilience and industrial base health is ensuring 
                that both the Federal Government and the private sector 
                maintain adequate quantities of supplies, equipment, or 
                raw materials on hand to create a buffer against 
                potential shortages and import dependencies. Some of 
                the Federal Government's key tools to maintain adequate 
                quantities of supplies to guard against such shortages 
                and dependencies are the United States national 
                stockpiles, including the National Defense Stockpile. 
                By strengthening the National Defense Stockpile, the 
                Federal Government will both ensure that it is keeping 
                adequate quantities of goods on hand and provide a 
                model for the private sector, while recognizing that 
                private sector stockpiles and reserves can differ from 
                government ones. This order confers authority related 
                to the release of strategic and critical materials from 
                the National Defense Stockpile to improve Federal 
                Government efforts around stockpiling for national 
                defense purposes.

                Sec. 2. Designation. In accordance with section 98f of 
                title 50, United States Code, the Under Secretary of 
                Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (Under 
                Secretary) is designated to have authority to release 
                strategic and critical materials from the National 
                Defense Stockpile.

                Sec. 3. Execution and Consultation. In executing the 
                authority conferred by this order, the Under Secretary 
                may release strategic and critical materials from the 
                National Defense Stockpile for use, sale, or other 
                disposition only when required for use, manufacture, or 
                production for purposes of national defense. No release 
                is authorized for economic or budgetary purposes. Prior 
                to ordering the release of strategic and critical 
                materials from the National Defense Stockpile, the 
                Under Secretary shall consult with the heads of 
                relevant executive departments and agencies.

                Sec. 4. Authority. (a) All previously issued orders, 
                regulations, rulings, certificates, directives, and 
                other actions relating to any function affected by this 
                order shall remain in effect except to the extent that 
                they are inconsistent with this order or are 
                subsequently amended or revoked under proper authority. 
                Nothing in this order shall affect the validity or 
                force of anything done under previous delegations or 
                another assignment of authority under the Strategic and 
                Critical Materials Stock Piling Act.

                    (b) Nothing in this order shall affect the 
                authorities assigned under Executive Order 13603 of 
                March 16, 2012 (National Defense Resources 

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                Sec. 5. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this order 
                shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or 
the head thereof; or

(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget 
relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

                    (b) This order shall be implemented consistent with 
                applicable law and subject to the availability of 
                    (c) This order is not intended to, and does not, 
                create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, 
                enforceable at law or in equity by any party against 
                the United States, its departments, agencies, or 
                entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any 
                other person.
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    October 31, 2021.

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