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  • POTUS WOTUS EPA ACE and Justice Scalia

    POTUS WOTUS EPA ACE  and Justice Scalia

    President Trump signed an executive order on February 28, 2017, to roll back the waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers ACE (Corps) promulgated in 2016.

    The Order is entitled, “Presidential Executive Order on Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth by Reviewing the ‘Waters of the United States’ Rule.”

    It instructs EPA and the ACE Corps to begin the process of a rule-making to withdraw the WOTUS rule, id. at § 2(a), and to take appropriate actions in the courts where the rule is in litigation. Id. § 2(c).

    President Trump signed executive order on February 28, 2017 instructs EPA and the Corps to

    “CONSIDER” ADOPTING THE SCALIA TEST FROM RAPANOS V. UNITED STATES, 547 U.S. 715 (2006).

    ORDER § 3. SCALIA OPINED IN RAPANOS THAT, “THE PHRASE ‘THE WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES’ includes only those relatively permanent, standing or continuously flowing bodies of water ‘forming geographic features’ that are described in ordinary parlance as ‘streams[,] . . . oceans, rivers, [and] lakes.’. . . . The phrase does not include channels through which water flows intermittently or ephemerally, or channels that periodically provide drainage for rainfall. . .” 547 U.S. at 739.

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    Notice that Trump signed the EO back at the end of February 2017, and the EPA is JUST NOW sending the information out. It looks like they have deliberately STALLED.

    These statements have to be in by June 19, 2017. Heads up!

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    THE FEDERAL DEFINITION OF NAVIGABLE WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES

    IS LOCATED AT 33 CFR 329.4

    • 329.4 General definition.

    Navigable waters of the United States are those waters that are subject to the ebb (the outgoing phase; when the tide drains away from the shore) and flow (the incoming phase; when water rises again) of the tide and/or are presently used, or have been used in the past, or may be susceptible for use to transport interstate or foreign commerce. A determination of  navigability, once made, applies laterally over the entire surface of the waterbody, and is not extinguished by later actions or events which impede or destroy navigable capacity.

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    The federal definition 40 CFR 230 .3 pertains to the Clean Water Act and waters of the United States.

    WOTUS BY OBAMA

    The definition of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) is very dangerous and overreaching. Under section (o), parts of the definition read as follows:
    o) The term waters of the United States means: …

    (ii) All interstate waters, including interstate wetlands;

    (iv) All impoundments of waters otherwise identified as waters of the United States under this section;

    (vi) All waters adjacent to a water identified in paragraphs (o)(1)(i) through (v) of this section, including  wetlands, ponds, lakes, oxbows, impoundments, and similar waters;

    (vii) All waters in paragraphs (o)(1)(vii)(A) through (E) of this section where they are determined, on a case-specific basis, to have a  significant nexus to a water identified in paragraphs (o)(1)(i) through (iii) of this section. The waters identified in each of paragraphs (o)(1)(vii)(A) through (E) of this section are similarly situated and shall be combined, for purposes of a significant nexus analysis, in the watershed that drains to the nearest water identified in paragraphs (o)(1)(i) through (iii) of this section. Waters identified in this paragraph shall not be combined with waters identified in paragraph (o)(1)(vi) of this section when performing a significant nexus analysis. If waters identified in this paragraph are also an  adjacent water under paragraph (o)(1)(vi), they are an adjacent water and no case-specific significant nexus analysis is required.

    (A)Prairie potholes. Prairie potholes are a complex of glacially formed wetlands, usually occurring in depressions that lack permanent natural outlets, located in the upper Midwest.

    (viii) All waters located within the 100-year floodplain of a water identified in paragraphs (o)(1)(i) through (iii) of this section and all waters located within 4,000 feet of the high tideline or ordinary high water mark of a water identified in paragraphs (o)(1)(i) through (v) of this section where they are determined on a case-specific basis to have a significant nexus to a water identified in paragraphs (o)(1)(i) through (iii) of this section. For waters determined to have a  significant nexus, the entire water is a water of the United States if a portion is located within the 100-year floodplain of a water identified in paragraphs (o)(1)(i) through (iii) of this section or within 4,000 feet of the high tide line or ordinary high water mark. Waters identified in this paragraph shall not be combined with waters identified in paragraph (o)(1)(vi) of this section when performing a significant nexus analysis. If waters identified in this paragraph are also an adjacent water under paragraph (o)(1)(vi), they are an adjacent water and no case-specific  significant nexus analysis is required.

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    WRITING FOR THE COURT IN THE 2014 CLEAN AIR ACT CASE, UTILITY AIR REGULATORY GROUP V. EPA, JUSTICE SCALIA DECLARED EPA’S INTERPRETATION UNREASONABLE BECAUSE IT WOULD BRING ABOUT AN ENORMOUS AND TRANSFORMATIVE EXPANSION IN EPA’S REGULATORY AUTHORITY WITHOUT CLEAR CONGRESSIONAL AUTHORIZATION.

    JUSTICE SCALIA DECLARED “We expect Congress to speak clearly if it wishes to assign to an agency decisions of vast ‘economic and political significance,’” he wrote.
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    OBAMA VETOES GOP ATTEMPT TO BLOCK WOTUS WATER RULE

    By Timothy Cama – 01/19/16 07:22 PM EST

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    EPA ‘Waters of U.S.’ Rule Is a Power Grab | National Review

    www.nationalreview.com/article/431134/epa-waters-us-rule-power-grab

    by Rupert Darwall February 11, 2016 4:00 AM. Obama’s power-mad agency claims jurisdiction over land and water use almost everywhere in … EPA, under the Clean Water Act, a statute Congress passed two years after its clean-air sibling. … partially checked, in what has become known as the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS).

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    President Trump signed an executive order on February 28, 2017, to roll back the waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) promulgated in 2016. The Order is entitled, “Presidential Executive Order on Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth by Reviewing the ‘Waters of the United States’ Rule.” It instructs EPA and the Corps to begin the process of a rule-making to withdraw the WOTUS rule, id. at § 2(a), and to take appropriate actions in the courts where the rule is in litigation. Id. § 2(c).

    The Order raises a number of interesting issues. First, it instructs EPA and the Corps to “consider” adopting the Scalia test from Rapanos v. United States, 547 U.S. 715 (2006). Order § 3. Scalia opined in Rapanos that, “the phrase ‘the waters of the United States’ includes only those relatively permanent, standing or continuously flowing bodies of water ‘forming geographic features’ that are described in ordinary parlance as ‘streams[,] . . . oceans, rivers, [and] lakes.’. . . . The phrase does not include channels through which water flows intermittently or ephemerally, or channels that periodically provide drainage for rainfall. . .” 547 U.S. at 739.

    Because Rapanos was a split decision (4–1–4), there is no controlling opinion. The circuit courts, applying the Marks analysis, have concluded that Kennedy’s lone concurring opinion, which focused on the significant-nexus test, is the controlling standard from the case. (A couple of circuits have allowed Kennedy’s or Scalia’s opinion to be used to establish jurisdiction.) All of the circuit courts and almost all of the district courts have rejected the argument that Scalia’s test should be adopted as the sole jurisdictional test. The Supreme Court has denied certiorari numerous times since Rapanos on WOTUS issues, so we have no clarification from the Court on how to interpret the decision.

    IT IS CLEAR WHY THE ADMINISTRATION HAS CHOSEN SCALIA’S TEST—IT IS MORE RESTRICTIVE OF JURISDICTION.

     THAN THE KENNEDY TEST, WHICH EPA AND THE CORPS ADOPTED IN THE WOTUS RULE.

    UNDER THE SCALIA TEST, MOST HEADWATER SYSTEMS—ESPECIALLY IN THE ARID WEST—WOULD NOT BE SUBJECT TO  THE CLEAN WATER ACT (CWA) BECAUSE MOST HEADWATER SYSTEMS ARE EPHEMERAL OR INTERMITTENT AND ARE THEREFORE NOT “RELATIVELY PERMANENT WATERS.” HEADWATER SYSTEMS COMPRISE A LARGE PART OF THE NATION’S TRIBUTARY SYSTEM. IN PLACES LIKE ARIZONA EVEN THE MAIN CHANNELS ARE DRY MOST OF THE YEAR AND, THEREFORE, MAY NOT MEET THE SCALIA TEST FOR JURISDICTION.

     

    THE SCALIA TEST WOULD LIKELY ALSO REMOVE MANY OF THE NATIONS’ WETLANDS FROM . EXPANSION IN EPA’S REGULATORY AUTHORITY WITHOUT CLEAR CONGRESSIONAL AUTHORIZATION.

     

    AS JUSTICE SCALIA SAID “WE EXPECT CONGRESS TO SPEAK CLEARLY IF IT WISHES TO ASSIGN TO AN AGENCY DECISIONS OF VAST ‘ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL SIGNIFICANCE,’”

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    President Trump Issues Executive Order Directing EPA to Review the WOTUS Rule

    Thursday, March 2, 2017

    On February 28, 2017, President Trump issued an Executive Order directing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) to review the federal Clean Water Act (CWA) definition of “Waters of the United States”(WOTUS) Rule (the Rule) (80 Fed. Reg. 37054, June 29, 2015). Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth by Reviewing the “Waters of the United States” Rule, Executive Order (Feb. 28, 2017) (EO). The EO directs EPA and ACE to review the WOTUS Rule for consistency with the policies set forth in the EO which specifies that “It is in the national interest to ensure that the Nation’s navigable waters are kept free from pollution, while at the same time promoting economic growth, minimizing regulatory uncertainty, and showing due regard for the roles of the Congress and the States under the Constitution.” The EO also directs EPA and ACE to “publish for notice and comment a proposed rule rescinding or revising the [WOTUS] rule, as appropriate and consistent with law.”

    Pursuant to the EO, EPA and ACE submitted for publication in the Federal Register, a notification of intention to review and rescind or revise the Rule. Notice of Intention to Review and Rescind or Revise the Clean Water Rule, Environmental Protection Agency and Dept. of Defense, Feb. 28, 2017. The notification will be published in the Federal Register in the coming days.

    THE EO ALSO DIRECTS EPA AND ACE TO CONSIDER INTERPRETING THE TERM “NAVIGABLE WATERS,”IN A MANNER CONSISTENT WITH THE OPINION OF JUSTICE SCALIA IN RAPANOS V. UNITED STATES, 547 U.S. 715 (2006). The Rapanos opinion set out two separate standards for CWA jurisdiction. See Rapanos at 715‑718. Justice Scalia, writing for a plurality, determined that the statute should only apply when there is a “continuous surface connection”between “relatively permanent”waters. Id. at 743. Justice Kennedy, on the other hand, determined that jurisdiction should be based on whether a water or wetland possesses “a significant nexus to waters that are or were navigable in fact or that could reasonably be so made.” Id. at 759. Neither standard was supported by a majority, so neither standard has become binding precedent. See Id. at 715-718. Regulators, however, have generally followed Justice Kennedy’s standard,

    AND THUS, A SWITCH TO JUSTICE SCALIA’S STANDARD WOULD REPRESENT A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN INTERPRETATION OF THE JURISDICTIONAL EXTENT OF THE CWA. SEE 80 FED. REG. 37054, 37056, 37060-37061 [WOTUS RULE].


  • Executive Trump Orders Power to the People

    Executive Trump Orders Power to the People

    The bottom line…

    We the hard working American voters, elected  Donald J. Trump and gave him the power as President of the United States of America,  to flip the establishments top down government, upside down, and by Executive Order Trump is giving the Power back to to the American People, constitutionally right side up.

    The President of the United States manages the operations of the Executive branch of Government through Executive orders.

    The Office of the Federal Register numbers each order consecutively as part of a series, and publishes it in the daily Federal Register shortly after receipt.

    EXECUTIVE ORDERS BY NUMBER  NEEDS TO BE UPDATED. THE MOST CURRENT IS  FROM APRIL 21, 2017  EO 13765 through EO 13789 CAN BE FOUND BELOW

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    2017 Donald Trump Executive Orders

    Executive Orders

    Executive Order on April 26, 2017

    Presidential Executive Order on Enforcing Statutory Prohibitions on Federal Control of Education

    Executive Order on April 26, 2017

    Presidential Executive Order on the Review of Designations Under the Antiquities Act

    Executive Order on April 25, 2017

    Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Agriculture and Rural Prosperity in America

    Executive Order on April 21, 2017

    Presidential Executive Order on Identifying and Reducing Tax Regulatory Burdens

    Executive Order on April 18, 2017

    Presidential Executive Order on Buy American and Hire American

    Executive Order on March 31, 2017

    Presidential Executive Order on Establishing Enhanced Collection and Enforcement of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties and Violations of Trade and Customs Laws

    Executive Order on March 31, 2017

    Presidential Executive Order on Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice

    Executive Order on March 31, 2017

    Presidential Executive Order Regarding the Omnibus Report on Significant Trade Deficits

    Executive Order on March 29, 2017

    Presidential Executive Order Establishing the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis

    Executive Order on March 28, 2017

    Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth

    Executive Order on March 27, 2017

    Presidential Executive Order on the Revocation of Federal Contracting Executive Orders

    Executive Order on March 13, 2017

    Presidential Executive Order on a Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch

    Executive Order on March 06, 2017

    Executive Order Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States

    Executive Order on February 28, 2017

    Presidential Executive Order on The White House Initiative to Promote Excellence and Innovation at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

    Executive Order on February 28, 2017

    Presidential Executive Order on Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth by Reviewing the “Waters of the United States” Rule

    Executive Order on February 24, 2017

    Presidential Executive Order on Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda

    Executive Order on February 09, 2017

    Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice

    Executive Order on February 09, 2017

    Presidential Executive Order on Enforcing Federal Law with Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations and Preventing International Trafficking

    Executive Order on February 09, 2017

    Presidential Executive Order on Preventing Violence Against Federal, State, Tribal, and Local Law Enforcement Officers

    Executive Order on February 09, 2017

    Presidential Executive Order on a Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety

    Executive Order on February 03, 2017

    Presidential Executive Order on Core Principles for Regulating the United States Financial System

    Executive Order on January 30, 2017

    Presidential Executive Order on Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs

    Executive Order on January 28, 2017

    Executive Order: ETHICS COMMITMENTS BY EXECUTIVE BRANCH APPOINTEES

    Executive Order on January 27, 2017

    EXECUTIVE ORDER: PROTECTING THE NATION FROM FOREIGN TERRORIST ENTRY INTO THE UNITED STATES

    Executive Order on January 25, 2017

    Executive Order: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements

    Executive Order on January 25, 2017

    Executive Order: Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States

    Executive Order on January 24, 2017

    Executive Order Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approvals For High Priority Infrastructure Projects

    Executive Order on January 20, 2017

    Executive Order Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal

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    APRIL 21, 2017 EXECUTIVE ORDERS BY THE NUMBER

    EO 13765 through EO 13789.

    The President of the United States manages the operations of the Executive branch of Government through Executive orders. After the President signs an Executive order, the White House sends it to the Office of the Federal Register (OFR).
    The Office of the Federal Register (OFR) numbers each order consecutively as part of a series, and publishes it in the daily Federal Register shortly after receipt.

    THE NUMBERS NEED TO BE UPDATE ….

    In 2017, Donald Trump published 25 executive orders, from EO 13765 through EO 13789.

    Donald Trump

    Donald Trump issued 25 executive orders between 2017 and 2017.

    • 2017 EO 13765 – EO 13789 25

     

    These 25 executive orders can be downloaded in CSV/Excel and JSON formats. More information about our APIs and other developer tools can be found on our developer pages.

    2017 DONALD TRUMP EXECUTIVE ORDER DISPOSITION TABLE

    EO 13789:

    Identifying and Reducing Tax Regulatory Burdens

    Signed:

    04/21/2017

    Published:

    04/26/2017

    FR Citation:

    82 FR 19317

    FR Doc. Number:

    2017-08586

    PDF

    2 pages

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    EO 13788:

    Buy American and Hire American

    Signed:

    04/18/2017

    Published:

    04/21/2017

    FR Citation:

    82 FR 18837

    FR Doc. Number:

    2017-08311

    PDF

    3 pages

    Permalink

    EO 13787:

    Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice

    Signed:

    03/31/2017

    Published:

    04/05/2017

    FR Citation:

    82 FR 16723

    FR Doc. Number:

    2017-06971

    PDF

    2 pages

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    EO 13786:

    Omnibus Report on Significant Trade Deficits

    Signed:

    03/31/2017

    Published:

    04/05/2017

    FR Citation:

    82 FR 16721

    FR Doc. Number:

    2017-06968

    PDF

    2 pages

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    EO 13785:

    Establishing Enhanced Collection and Enforcement of Antidumping and Countervailing Duties and Violations of Trade and Customs Laws

    Signed:

    03/31/2017

    Published:

    04/05/2017

    FR Citation:

    82 FR 16719

    FR Doc. Number:

    2017-06967

    PDF

    2 pages

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    EO 13784:

    Establishing the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis

    Signed:

    03/29/2017

    Published:

    04/03/2017

    FR Citation:

    82 FR 16283

    FR Doc. Number:

    2017-06716

    PDF

    3 pages

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    EO 13783:

    Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth

    Signed:

    03/28/2017

    Published:

    03/31/2017

    FR Citation:

    82 FR 16093

    FR Doc. Number:

    2017-06576

    PDF

    5 pages

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    EO 13782:

    Revocation of Federal Contracting Executive Orders

    Signed:

    03/27/2017

    Published:

    03/30/2017

    FR Citation:

    82 FR 15607

    FR Doc. Number:

    2017-06382

    PDF

    1 page

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    EO 13781:

    Comprehensive Plan for Reorganizing the Executive Branch

    Signed:

    03/13/2017

    Published:

    03/16/2017

    FR Citation:

    82 FR 13959

    FR Doc. Number:

    2017-05399

    PDF

    2 pages

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    EO 13780:

    Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States

    Signed:

    03/06/2017

    Published:

    03/09/2017

    FR Citation:

    82 FR 13209

    FR Doc. Number:

    2017-04837

    PDF

    11 pages

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    EO 13779:

    White House Initiative To Promote Excellence and Innovation at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

    Signed:

    02/28/2017

    Published:

    03/03/2017

    FR Citation:

    82 FR 12499

    FR Doc. Number:

    2017-04357

    PDF

    4 pages

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    EO 13778:

    Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth by Reviewing the “Waters of the United States” Rule

    Signed:

    02/28/2017

    Published:

    03/03/2017

    FR Citation:

    82 FR 12497

    FR Doc. Number:

    2017-04353

    PDF

    2 pages

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    EO 13777:

    Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda

    Signed:

    02/24/2017

    Published:

    03/01/2017

    FR Citation:

    82 FR 12285

    FR Doc. Number:

    2017-04107

    PDF

    3 pages

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    EO 13776:

    Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety

    Signed:

    02/09/2017

    Published:

    02/14/2017

    FR Citation:

    82 FR 10699

    FR Doc. Number:

    2017-03118

    PDF

    2 pages

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    EO 13775:

    Providing an Order of Succession Within the Department of Justice

    Signed:

    02/09/2017

    Published:

    02/14/2017

    FR Citation:

    82 FR 10697

    FR Doc. Number:

    2017-03116

    PDF

    2 pages

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    EO 13774:

    Preventing Violence Against Federal, State, Tribal, and Local Law Enforcement Officers

    Signed:

    02/09/2017

    Published:

    02/14/2017

    FR Citation:

    82 FR 10695

    FR Doc. Number:

    2017-03115

    PDF

    2 pages

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    EO 13773:

    Enforcing Federal Law With Respect to Transnational Criminal Organizations and Preventing International Trafficking

    Signed:

    02/09/2017

    Published:

    02/14/2017

    FR Citation:

    82 FR 10691

    FR Doc. Number:

    2017-03113

    PDF

    3 pages

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    EO 13772:

    Core Principles for Regulating the United States Financial System

    Signed:

    02/03/2017

    Published:

    02/08/2017

    FR Citation:

    82 FR 9965

    FR Doc. Number:

    2017-02762

    PDF

    2 pages

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    EO 13771:

    Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs

    Signed:

    01/30/2017

    Published:

    02/03/2017

    FR Citation:

    82 FR 9339

    FR Doc. Number:

    2017-02451

    PDF

    3 pages

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    EO 13770:

    Ethics Commitments by Executive Branch Appointees

    Signed:

    01/28/2017

    Published:

    02/03/2017

    FR Citation:

    82 FR 9333

    FR Doc. Number:

    2017-02450

    PDF

    6 pages

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    EO 13769:

    Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States

    Signed:

    01/27/2017

    Published:

    02/01/2017

    FR Citation:

    82 FR 8977

    FR Doc. Number:

    2017-02281

    PDF

    6 pages

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    EO 13768:

    Enhancing Public Safety in the Interior of the United States

    Signed:

    01/25/2017

    Published:

    01/30/2017

    FR Citation:

    82 FR 8799

    FR Doc. Number:

    2017-02102

    PDF

    5 pages

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    EO 13767:

    Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements

    Signed:

    01/25/2017

    Published:

    01/30/2017

    FR Citation:

    82 FR 8793

    FR Doc. Number:

    2017-02095

    PDF

    5 pages

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    EO 13766:

    Expediting Environmental Reviews and Approvals for High Priority Infrastructure Projects

    Signed:

    01/24/2017

    Published:

    01/30/2017

    FR Citation:

    82 FR 8657

    FR Doc. Number:

    2017-02029

    PDF

    2 pages

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    EO 13765:

    Minimizing the Economic Burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Pending Repeal

    Signed:

    01/20/2017

    Published:

    01/24/2017

    FR Citation:

    82 FR 8351

    FR Doc. Number:

    2017-01799

    PDF

    2 pages

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    2017 Donald Trump Executive Order Disposition Table

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    The bottom line…

    We the hard working American voters, elected  Donald J. Trump and gave him the power as President of the United States of America,  to flip the establishments top down government, upside down, and by Executive Order Trump is giving the Power back to to the American People, constitutionally right side up.


  • WA State DOE Environmental Justice WAC

    WA State DOE Environmental Justice WAC

    Regarding proposed WA State  Chapter 173-321 WAC

    WHAT IS VAGUENESS AND OVERBREADTH?

    RELATED TO THE OVERBREADTH DOCTRINE IS THE DOCTRINE OF VAGUENESS. THE VAGUENESS DOCTRINE, AN ASPECT OF THE DUE PROCESS REQUIREMENT OF NOTICE, HOLDS THAT A LAW IS FACIALLY INVALID IF PERSONS OF “COMMON INTELLIGENCE MUST NECESSARILY GUESS AS AT ITS MEANING AND DIFFER AS TO ITS APPLICATION.”

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    SO WHAT ABOUT THIS WA STATE WAC?

     IS IT FACIALLY INVALID IF PERSONS OF “COMMON INTELLIGENCE MUST NECESSARILY GUESS AS AT ITS MEANING AND DIFFER AS TO ITS APPLICATION?

     AS USUAL YOU HAVE TO READ 173-321 WAC, PUBLIC PARTICIPATION GRANTS TO FIND OUT WHAT’S IN IT!

    MISLEADING TO SAY THE LEAST” I read it, the full text is below.

     For more information:

    http://www.ecy.wa.gov/programs/swfa/rules/wac173321/1613ov.html

    ECOLOGY’S Introduction

    Under Chapter 70.105D RCW, Ecology administers a program for GRANTS TO

     “PERSONS WHO MAY BE ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY A RELEASE OR THREATENED RELEASE OF A HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT PUBLIC INTEREST GROUPS”.

    Grants are used to “facilitate public participation in the investigation and remediation of a release OR THREATENED RELEASE OF A HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE and to implement the state’s solid and hazardous waste management priorities.”

    Scope of rulemaking
    WA STATE DEPT OF ECOLOGY (DOE) PROPOSES TO:

    • REVISE PROGRAM PRIORITIES TO INCLUDE ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
    • Revise eligibility requirements
    • Clarify the criteria used to evaluate applications
    • Revise eligible costs
    • Develop a method for renewing grants annually per Chapter 70.105D RCW
    • Streamline the grant application and evaluation process to increase consistency, transparency, objectivity, and efficiency
    • Revise the grant application process to authorize electronic submittals
    • Update grant administration requirements
    • Align Chapter 173-321 WAC to current program needs.

    Added for clarity…

    CHAPTER 173-321 WAC

    PUBLIC PARTICIPATION GRANTS

    Complete Chapter

    WAC Sections

    173-321-010

    Purpose and authority.

    173-321-020

    Definitions.

    173-321-030

    Relationship to other legislation and administrative rules.

    173-321-040

    Applicant eligibility.

    173-321-050

    Application evaluation criteria.

    173-321-060

    Eligible project costs.

    173-321-070

    Grant funding.

    173-321-080

    Grant administration.

    WAC 173-321-060

    Eligible project costs.

    (1) ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS FOR SUBSTANCE RELEASE GRANTS SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

    (A) HIRING TECHNICAL ASSISTANTS TO REVIEW AND INTERPRET DOCUMENTS;

    (b) PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT and public education activities;

    (C) REVIEWING SPECIFIC PLANS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL TESTING AND ANALYSIS, REVIEWING REPORTS SUMMARIZING THE RESULTS OF SUCH PLANS AND MAKING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MODIFICATIONS TO SUCH PLANS.

    (D) EXPENDABLE PERSONAL PROPERTY;

    (E) OTHER PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ACTIVITIES AS DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.

    (2) ELIGIBLE PROJECT COSTS FOR WASTE MANAGEMENT

     PRIORITY GRANTS SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

    (a) Assisting in DEVELOPING AND IMPLEMENTING PROGRAMS that promote or improve state or local solid or hazardous waste management plans;

    (b) Assisting in developing programs or activities that promote and are consistent with the state solid or hazardous waste management priorities;

    (C) EXPENDABLE PERSONAL PROPERTY;

    (D) OTHER PUBLIC PARTICIPATION ACTIVITIES AS DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.

    (3) Ineligible projects and grant costs shall include but not be limited to:

    (a) Independently collecting or analyzing samples at facility sites;

    (B) HIRING ATTORNEYS FOR LEGAL ACTIONS AGAINST POTENTIALLY LIABLE PERSONS, FACILITY OWNERS, OR THE DEPARTMENT. APPLICANTS WHO RECEIVE A GRANT AWARD SHALL NOTIFY THE DEPARTMENT IF LEGAL ACTION IS INTENDED OR TAKEN ON THE SUBJECT OF THE GRANT PROJECT OR APPLICATION;

    (C) LEGISLATIVE LOBBYING ACTIVITIES;

    (d) Real property;

    (e) Nonexpendable personal property.

    [Statutory Authority: Chapter 70.105D RCW. WSR 01-05-024 (Order 97-09A), § 173-321-060, filed 2/12/01, effective 3/15/01. Statutory Authority: 1989 c 2. WSR 89-21-072 (Order 89-26), § 173-321-060, filed 10/17/89, effective 11/17/89.]

    To join or leave ECOLOGY-WAC-TRACK click here:

    http://listserv.wa.gov/cgi-bin/wa?A0=ECOLOGY-WAC-TRACK

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    Why does WA State DOE need an Environmental Justice WAC?

    WAC, WAC, WAC, ECOLOGY’S HISTORIC POLICY OF REDUNDANT DUPLICITY

    Environmental Justice | US EPA

    https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice

    Environmental justice is the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income, with respect to the development, implementation, and ENFORCEMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS, REGULATIONS, AND POLICIES.

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    Chapter 173-321 WAC
    Public Participation Grants

    Overview

    Introduction

    Under Chapter 70.105D RCW, Ecology administers a program for grants to “persons who may be adversely affected by a release or threatened release of a hazardous substance and not-for-profit public interest groups”. Grants are used to “facilitate public participation in the investigation and remediation of a release or threatened release of a hazardous substance and to implement the state’s solid and hazardous waste management priorities.”

    Why are we doing this rulemaking?
    In 2016, Ecology obtained an independent audit of our Public Participation Grants program. The current application process for the grants requires a significant amount of time and agency resources to establish applicant eligibility and award the grants. Changes Ecology is proposing are either specific audit recommendations or based on the agency’s experiences implementing the program.

    Input from past grant recipients and other stakeholders also indicated a need to increase the emphasis the PPG program places in reaching disadvantaged communities adversely affected by toxic contamination and cleanup work. Updating the rule now will allow us to apply these changes to grants awarded in the 2017-19 biennium.

    Scope of rulemaking
    Ecology proposes to:

    • Revise program priorities to include environmental justice
    • Revise eligibility requirements
    • Clarify the criteria used to evaluate applications
    • Revise eligible costs
    • Develop a method for renewing grants annually per Chapter 70.105D RCW
    • Streamline the grant application and evaluation process to increase consistency, transparency, objectivity, and efficiency
    • Revise the grant application process to authorize electronic submittals
    • Update grant administration requirements
    • Align Chapter 173-321 WAC to current program needs.

    Ecology will periodically update these web pages to provide up-to-date information about this rulemaking. We will notify interested parties through the agency email listserv (WAC Track), a Waste 2 Resources ListServ specifically established for the Public Participation Grants program. We will e-mail contacts identified in our grants-related database and those identified by grants staff. We will publish notice in the Washington State Register as we move through the process. To learn more about how to contact Ecology and participate in the process, please visit our public involvement page.

    ADDITIONAL RULE INFORMATION

     

     

    Regarding 173-321 WAC, PUBLIC PARTICIPATION GRANTS

    Granted, I have been publicly participating, criticizing, objecting, commenting and tracking Ecology’s, WA State DOE Environmental WAC-ING for years.  I do investigative documentation and reporting on my website. I have been signed up for Ecology’s WAC Track for years, receiving, reading hundreds of pages,  investigating and documenting, posting, commenting and disseminating information on  one proposed WAC after another WAC….

    This was my published opinion on Apr 15, 2013,  and I’m sticking with it. period

    Behind My Back | “Ecology Sucks”

    www.behindmyback.org/2013/04/15/ecology-sucks/

    APR 15, 2013 – “Ecology Sucks” And, the rest of the story. The local news papers did report that I said it. WHAT THE LOCAL NEWSPAPERS DID NOT REPORT …

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    Behind My Back | Ecology’s Expedited Rule Making?

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/06/26/ecologys-expedited-rule-making/

    JUN 26, 2014 – Washington Department of Ecology AO #14-01 NOTICE THIS RULE REPEAL IS BEING PROPOSED UNDER AN EXPEDITED RULE- MAKING …

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    MY ONE RIGHT TO OBJECT TO ECOLOGY’S EXPEDITED RULE MAKING

    Behind My Back | A Thousand Wrongs? One Right?

    www.behindmyback.org/2014/09/17/2757/

    SEP 17, 2014 – OK, so what’s WRONG with that? We the people, have every RIGHT to make a THOUSAND public objections and comments. So what’s …

     “One right doesn’t remedy a thousand wrongs.’

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    WHAT IS VAGUENESS AND OVERBREADTH?

     BEST GUESS OBAMACARE….

     RELATED TO THE OVERBREADTH DOCTRINE IS THE DOCTRINE OF VAGUENESS. THE VAGUENESS DOCTRINE, AN ASPECT OF THE DUE PROCESS REQUIREMENT OF NOTICE, HOLDS THAT A LAW IS FACIALLY INVALID IF PERSONS OF “COMMON INTELLIGENCE MUST NECESSARILY GUESS AS AT ITS MEANING AND DIFFER AS TO ITS APPLICATION.”

    The bottom line….

    WHAT IS VAGUENESS AND OVERBREADTH, deserves another posting on my website.


  • I Support Trump’s Skinny Budget

    I Support Trump’s Skinny Budget

    The United State of American Dependence?

    Let’s Start below, with the United Nations, the 28 independent (states)members of NATO, dependent on United States of America for their defense.

    I AM AN VOTING TAXPAYING AMERICAN CITIZEN WHO SUPPORTS THE VITAL WORK OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. “AMERICA FIRST” 

    I’M POSTING THIS COMMENT TO EXPRESS MY FULL AND TOTAL SUPPORT OF  PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP’S BUDGET PROPOSAL, WHICH INCLUDES SIGNIFICANT CUTS TO FOREIGN AFFAIRS FUNDING, THE UNITED NATIONS AND THE EPA.

    President Trump said in a message accompanying his budget plan: “A budget that puts America first must make the safety of our people its number one priority because without safety, there can be no prosperity.”

    Certainly Trump must stop using LAW ABIDING American taxpayer’s money to support the  dependent Sanctuary States and Cities that refuse to uphold federal laws on violent criminal illegal aliens.

    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has defended swinging budget cuts to his own department proposed by President Donald Trump.

    PRESIDENT TRUMP’S  BUDGET PLAN, KNOWN AS A “SKINNY BUDGET”, WILL BE LIMITED TO THE $1,000,000,000,000.00 TRILLION  PORTION OF THE $4,000,000,000,000.00 TRILLION ANNUAL FEDERAL BUDGET THAT PAYS FOR US AGENCIES AND DEPARTMENTS.

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    The United State of American Dependence?

    The United Nations, the 28 members of NATO, dependent on America for their defense.

     How odd,  they are identified as, 28 “INDEPENDENT” MEMBER COUNTRIES?  While, dependent on American taxpayer dollars  for their defense.

    NATO – Member countries

    www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/nato_countries.htm

    Feb 6, 2017 – NATO IS AN ALLIANCE THAT CONSISTS OF 28 INDEPENDENT MEMBER COUNTRIES. Country by country, this page offers an overview of the links to national …

    Daily chart: Military spending by NATO members | The Economist

    www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2017/02/daily-chart-11

    Feb 16, 2017 – The differences between NATO members′ defence budgets grew larger …  AMERICAN COMPLAINTS ABOUT PAYING MORE THAN ITS FAIR …

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    UNDER OBAMA’S “STATES OF DEPENDENCE”  FOR EIGHT YEARS, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA HAS ACCUMULATED A $20,000,000,000,000.00 TRILLION DOLLAR DEBT.

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    The United Nations states of Dependence?

    The United Nations member states are the 193 sovereign states that are members of the United Nations (UN) and have equal representation in the UN General Assembly.

    Feb 1, 2017 – “All of our Hard working American  taxpayers are paying roughly 22% of the U.N. budget.” ..

    How much does the United States contribute to the UN? | PolitiFact …

    www.politifact.com/global-news/statements/2017/…/us-contribution-un-22-percent/

    Feb 1, 2017 – “All of our taxpayers are paying roughly 22% of the U.N. budget.” … Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, HIGHLIGHTED THE SUBSTANTIAL ROLE THE UNITED STATES PLAYS IN FUNDING THE U.N. during the confirmation hearing for U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley. The U.N. and U.S. budget documents show…..

    HARD WORKING AMERICAN TAXPAYING CITIZENS HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF PAYING MORE THAN OUR FAIR SHARE FUNDING  TO AND FOR THE GLOBALIZATION OF UNITED NATIONS AGENDA 21. period

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    $2,957,000,000: U.S. Taxpayers Will Fund Lion’s Share of UN Budget …

    www.cnsnews.com/…/three-billion-and-counting-us-taxpayers-will-fund-lions-share-u…

    DEC 27, 2015WHEN DECISIONS ARE MADE ON THE U.N. BUDGET, the U.S. has the … budget process than the 0.001 percent paid by the lowest-assessed nations.

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    AND U.S. FOREIGN AID? ASSISTANCE IN TERMS OF ARMS SALES?

    THE MASSIVE SCALE OF ASSISTANCE THE UNITED STATES PROVIDES TO NATIONS AROUND THE WORLD is a reflection of its ubiquitous presence on the world stage, AND THE SHEER SIZE OF ITS economy.

    The United States provides far more assistance than any other country in the world, AND IN TERMS OF ARMS SALES, it controls at least half the global market.

    How stupid do they think voting American Citizens are?

    Feeding the starving children of the world? By providing foreign nations with MILITARY ARMS so they can kill each other?

    AND THE SHEER SIZE OF UNITED STATES DEBT? $20,000,000,000,000.00 TRILLION DOLLARS

    WHY WOULD VOTING, HARD WORKING AMERICAN TAXPAYING CITIZENS COMPLAIN ABOUT U.S. FUNDING ASSISTANCE FOR FOREIGN MILITARY ARMS AND CALLING IT FOREIGN AID?

    THE MONEY COMES FROM THE STATE AND DEFENSE DEPARTMENTS AND a slew of other agencies.

    In the breakdown above, we have laid out where the $42.4 billion will go in 2017.

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    President Trump’s State Department said the budget blueprint “supports other critical foreign assistance efforts, including global health and humanitarian assistance programs,”

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    How stupid do they think voting American Citizens are?

    BARACK OBAMA’S SIGNATURE( BY EXECUTIVE ORDER?) INITIATIVE FOR AFRICA — A $9.7 BILLION PLAN….. providing affordable lighting for 60,000 households?

    OBAMA  WAS AN IDIOT, HE PLEDGED TO PROVIDE “LIGHT WHERE CURRENTLY THERE IS DARKNESS”

    AND, OBAMA DOUBLED DOWN FIVE DAYS BEFORE THE ELECTION OF DONALD J. TRUMP

    EXECUTIVE ORDER ON NOVEMBER 03, 2016

    Executive Order — Advancing the Goals of the Power Africa Initiative to Expand Access to Electricity in Sub-Saharan Africa Through the Establishment of the President’s Power Africa Working Group

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    President Trump’s State Department said the budget blueprint “supports other critical foreign assistance efforts, including global health and humanitarian assistance programs,”

    PRESIDENT TRUMP’S  BUDGET PLAN, KNOWN AS A “SKINNY BUDGET” SHALL PROVIDE HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE…….

    Ethiopia faces new drought, seeks urgent aid for 5 million | Fox News

    www.foxnews.com/…/2017/…/ethiopia-faces-new-drought-seeks-urgent-aid-for-5-millio…

    JAN 28, 2017Ethiopia is struggling to counter a new drought in its east that … 28, 2017. … against “dramatizing by saying this may degenerate into famine.”.

     

    MAR 8, 2017 – THE MENSCHEN FÜR MENSCHEN CHARITY HAS SAID 5.7 MILLION ETHIOPIANS COULD DIE .

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    HOW LONG HAVE  AFRICAN’S LIVED WITHOUT LIGHTS?

    HOW MANY WELLS COULD HAVE BEEN DUG WITH A $9.7 BILLION DOLLAR WATER INITIATIVE FOR AFRICA?

    HOW LONG CAN A HUMAN BEING LIVE WITHOUT WATER?

    HOW LONG CAN A HUMAN BEING LIVE WITH OUT FOOD?

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    Obama’s Africa Power Plan Falls Short, Leaving Continent in Dark …

    https://www.bloomberg.com/…/africa-left-in-dark-as-9-7-billion-obama-power-plan-f…

    Sep 21, 2016 – Obama’s Africa Power Plan Falls Short, Leaving Continent in Dark … President BARACK OBAMA’S SIGNATURE INITIATIVE FOR AFRICA A $9.7 BILLION PLAN to double … A burgeoning market for solar panels is cropping up in places like … Obama pledged to provide “light where currently there is darkness” and double …

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    AND THE LIBERAL’S ESTABLISHMENT OF AGENDA 21 GLOBALIZATION BABBLED, AND THE LIBERAL MEDIA QUOTED…….

    “I JUST THINK THERE IS NOT A DEEP UNDERSTANDING OR APPRECIATION OF WHAT FOREIGN ASSISTANCE ACTUALLY IS WITHIN THE POLITICAL LEADERSHIP,” A USAID OFFICIAL TOLD POLITICO.

    Some lawmakers say the real cuts are actually deeper than the 28 percent Trump’s aides mention. Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin of Maryland’s office said that WHEN THE ENTIRE “INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS BUDGET” SECTION IS CONSIDERED — which includes more than just State and USAID — it’s more like a 36 percent cut to a $58 billion budget.

    THE MONEY, $42.4 billion in 2017  COMES FROM THE STATE AND DEFENSE DEPARTMENTS AND a slew of other agencies.

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    AND PRESIDENT TRUMP’S DEPLORABLES SAID, WE ARE NOT AS STUPID AS YOU THINK WE ARE.

     WE HAVE A VERY DEEP UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT U.S. FOREIGN ASSISTANCE ACTUALLY IS  AND WE FULLY APPRECIATE PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SKINNY BUDGET PLAN.

    PRESIDENT TRUMP’S  BUDGET PLAN, KNOWN AS A “SKINNY BUDGET” SHALL PROVIDE HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE……. It “supports other critical foreign assistance efforts, including global health and humanitarian assistance programs”

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    PRESIDENT TRUMP’S BUDGET  U.S. FOREIGN AID ASSISTANCE IN TERMS OF ARMS SALES?

    CRITICAL? FEEDING THE STARVING CHILDREN OF THE WORLD?

    BY PROVIDING FOREIGN NATIONS WITH MILITARY ARMS SO THEY CAN KILL EACH OTHER?

    I THINK NOT!


  • Feb 28, 2017 POTUS Executes WOTUS

    PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES (POTUS) DONALD J. TRUMP

    SIGNED AN EXECUTIVE ORDER ON WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES (WOTUS)

    Indeed, Trump Signed an Executive Order to Begin Water Rule Rollback

    In President Trump’s own words, “With today’s executive order I’m directing the EPA to take action paving the way for the elimination of this very destructive and horrible rule,” Trump said.

    “The EPA so-called Waters of the United States rule is one of the worst examples of federal regulation, and it has truly run amok, and is one of the rules most strongly opposed by farmers, ranchers and agricultural workers all across our land,” Trump said. “It’s prohibiting them from being allowed to do what they’re supposed to be doing. It has been a disaster.”

    The rule was signed by President Obama in May of 2015, (the master of several disasters) and went into effect in late August of 2015.

    President Trump’s  Director of Environmental Protection Agency Scott Pruitt was  sworn in on Feb 17, 2017. “They” say….Scott Pruitt is the EPA’s Legal Nemesis

    POTUS Executes WOTUS

    They” say it was a hatchet job.

    “They” say 3000 jobs will be lost at the EPA.

    I say great, 3000 more ways to downsize the government

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    START HERE… WHERE EVERYTHING FEDERAL STARTS….

    Behind My Back | WOTUS “Water Runs Down Hill”

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/09/04/wotuswater-runs-down-hill/

    Posted on September 4, 2015 8:52 am by Pearl Rains Hewett Comment

    So, the LAW OF GRAVITY becomes the EPA WOTUS WATER LAW OF THE LAND?

    I DON’T NEED AN APPLE TO FALL ON MY HEAD TO UNDERSTAND THE GRAVITY OF WATERS OF THE UNITED STATES (WOTUS)

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    The EPA is earning a reputation for abuse – The Washington Post

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/…epa-is…abuse/…/gIQAucvzzT_story.html

    May 3, 2012Earlier this year, Mike and Chantell Sackett brought a case against the EPA to the Supreme Court, challenging a “compliance order” …

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    Apr 4, 2012 www.nationalreview.com/article/295188

    That subtext to the Sackett opinion is one that the lower courts (who try to avoid being overruled) can read as clearly as EPA.
    Congress should subpoena Al Armendariz, the EPA’s regional administrator, to come explain how this whole fiasco happened.
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    Apr 25, 2012 – Uploaded by Senator Jim Inhofe

    2010, video  which shows a top EPA official, Region VI Administrator Al Armendariz, using the vivid metaphor of crucifixion to explain EPA’s enforcement tactics for oil and gas producers.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ze3GB_b7Nuo
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     Apr 4, 2012

    The EPA Abuses First, Apologizes Later – | National Review

    www.nationalreview.com/article/295188

    Apr 4, 2012 – EPA can issue emergency orders to anybody. The Supreme Court’s recent decision in Sackett v. EPA, which insisted that citizens hit with an …

     The EPA Abuses First, Apologizes Later
    April 4, 2012 4:00 AM @Mario_A_Loyola

    The regulatory state’s biggest bully beats up another victim.

    Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/295188

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    May 29, 2012

    Senate Republicans Request Answers on EPAís Sackett … – Inhofe

    www.inhofe.senate.gov/…/senate-republicans-request-answers-on-epais-sackett-comm…

    May 29, 2012Senate Republicans Request Answers on EPA’s Sackett Comments … Post saying that the agency is ‘earning a reputation for abuse.’ EPA …

    Just saying….

    May 29, 2012 The establishment’s GOP asked questions and talked about it

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    Sep 4, 2015

    Behind My Back | PLF lawsuit on WOTUS

    www.behindmyback.org/2015/09/04/plf-lawsuit-on-wotus/

    Sep 4, 2015 – PLF lawsuit on WOTUS Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF) lawsuit … www.behindmyback.org/2014/03/12/who-is-protecting–we-the-people/.

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    Feb 11, 2016

    Behind My Back | A Wetland is A WOTUS

    www.behindmyback.org/category/a-wetland-is-a-wotus/

    Feb 11, 2016 – www.behindmyback.org/2016/04/26/let–me–ask–america-a-question/ ….. www.behindmyback.org/2015/09/04/wotus–water-runs-down-hill/.

    The Environmental Protection Agency says ANY BODIES OF WATER near a river, or standing water that can affect waterways will (RUN DOWN HILL AND) fall under federal regulation.

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    THIS IS A SCIENTIFIC FACT!
    NO MATTER WHERE ON EARTH WATER IS, GRAVITY RUNS WATER DOWN HILL

    WA STATE GOVERNMENT IS BOUND BY THE GRAVITY FED TRICKLE DOWN EFFECT of WOTUS federal jurisdiction over WETLANDS AND WATERS.
    Indeed, WA State Dept. of Ecology “DID”  ADOPT AND DESIGNATE THE SHORELANDS AND WETLANDS ASSOCIATED WITH ANY BODIES OF WATER, within 4,000 feet of a navigable water, including wetlands near a river, lake, saltwater, or standing water, that (run down hill) can affect waterways (run down hill and) “COULD” affect the environment, that

    SHALL fall under the WOTUS Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Clean Water Act and become subject to EPA review and control.

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    The EPA’s enforcement policy and tactics for WETLANDS

    EPA’s abuse of the Sacketts inspires latest thriller by CJ Box

    www.pacificlegal.org › Home › News & Media
    Pacific Legal Foundation

    Mar 12, 2013“EPA is not above the law — that’s the bottom line with the Sacketts‘ Supreme Court victory,” said PLF Principal Attorney Damien Schiff, who …

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     EPA’s enforcement tactics for oil and gas producers.

    EPA Official: EPAs “philosophy” is to “crucify” and “make …

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ze3GB_b7Nuo
    Apr 25, 2012 – Uploaded by Senator Jim Inhofe

    A video from 2010, which shows a top EPA official, Region VI Administrator Al Armendariz, using the vivid metaphor of crucifixion to explain EPA’s enforcement tactics for oil and gas producers.

    Just saying…

    Apr 25, 2012 The establishment’s GOP watched it and talked about it.

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    On Feb 28, 2017 with the stroke of his pen in President Trump’s own words, “With today’s executive order I’m directing the EPA to take action paving the way for the elimination of this very destructive and horrible rule,” Trump said.

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    March 2, 2017 UNDER WOTUS, THE EPA’S  POLICY FOR ENFORCEMENT HAS  ABUSED HUNDREDS OF AMERICAN CITIZENS, INCLUDING IMPRISONMENT.

    HOW HORRIBLE IS THAT….

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    Post on Pie N Politics

    WOTUS overturned! Now pardon Joe Robertson!

    Clean Water ACT – EPA, CORRUPTION, Federal gov & land grabs, President Trump and officials
    On the back of today’s Executive Order, Joe deserves an immediate, unconditional federal pardon.
    ….
    To be Continued…

  • Pruitt Draining the EPA Swamp?

    Feb 19, 2017 The good news is….  PRUITT HAS BEEN SWORN IN

    (And according to Reuters)    THE REAL FRENZY WILL BEGIN.

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    BY DEFINITION THE REAL FRENZY STARTED THE DAY DONALD J. TRUMP ANNOUNCED HE WAS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT … AND HAS INTENSIFIED EVERYDAY SINCE JUNE 16, 2015

    A REAL FRENZY INDEED…..

    A temporary madness, in a rage amounting to a FRENZY

    A violent mental or emotional agitation

    Almost weeping in a FRENZY of anxiety …

    Intense usually wild and often disorderly compulsive or agitated activity

    The mob chanted itself into a FRENZY extreme mental agitation

    Wild excitement or derangement.

    A fit or spell of violent mental excitement

     A paroxysm characteristic of or resulting from a mania

    According to Reuters? NEXT WEEK THE REAL FRENZY WILL BEGIN?

    But next week, once Pruitt is sworn in, the real frenzy will begin. According to Reuters, President Donald Trump plans to sign between two and five environmental executive orders aimed at the EPA and possibly the State Department.

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    Fox News, Sen. John Barrasoso, January 17, 2017

    Sen. Barrasso: For 8 years the EPA has made life hard for too many Americans. That’s about to change
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    Sen. John Barrasso penned an op-ed noting how the outgoing administration’s EPA “THE  EPA HAS ABUSED AND ATTACKED FAR TOO MANY HARD-WORKING AMERICAN FAMILIES According to Barrasso, “President-elect Trump has vowed that his administration will overturn two federal regulations for every new one it proposes.

    The administrator of the EPA Scott Pruitt, will play a vital role in keeping that promise

    ABUSE AND ATTACK,  PART AND PARCEL, OF THE EPA REIGN OF TERROR AND TYRANNY

    Scott Pruitt Will End Obama’s EPA Tyranny – The PolitiStick

    politistick.com/pruitt-heads-epa-leftist-slavery-ended/

    Jan 16, 2017 – Obama used the EPA as his personal hit squad. … Ending leftist government bullying will spark a new era of American prosperity – investors risking …. disasters that have plagued america during Ojackasses reign of terror.

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    Behind My Back | End the EPA Reign of Terror?

    www.behindmyback.org/category/end-the-epareign-of-terror/

    TRUMP FREEZES EPA Grants and Contracts. Trump moved to block implementation of at least 30 environmental rules finalized in the closing months of …

    WHY WOULD ANY AMERICA CITIZEN CONSIDER CRUCIFIXION BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA) TO BE TERROR? 

    This kind of bullying and intimidation of Americans by a federal agency must be shut down.

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    CRUCIFIXION BY THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
    JUN 29, 2012 – TWO MONTHS AFTER (OBAMA’S APPOINTED) EPA’S “WE CRUCIFY THEM” AL ARMENDARIZ REGION VI ADMINISTRATOR RESIGNED THE SIERRA CLUB HIRED HIM.  TAKING AL ARMENDARIZ’S  SAME EPA “PHILOSOPHY OF CRUCIFIXION ENFORCEMENT” BY  TO THE SIERRA CLUB.

    Ken Kramer, Director of the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club, emailed the following statement “The resignation of Dr. Al Armendariz as Region 6 EPA administrator is a major loss for Texas. He brought a breath of fresh air – literally and figuratively – to Texas in his vigorous enforcement of the federal Clean Air Act. . Dr. Armendariz was one of the best Region 6 EPA administrators who have served since the post was created in the 1970s.

    YEP, EPA ENFORCEMENT BY CRUCIFIXION  IS LITERALLY AND FIGURATIVELY A VIGOROUS TERROR BULLYING AND INTIMIDATION OF AMERICANS BY A FEDERAL AGENCY.

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    Feb 19, 2017 

    Scott Pruitt Confirmed and Sworn in as EPA Administrator | U.S. EPA …

    https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/scottpruitt-confirmed-and-swornepaadministrator

    AL ARMENDARIZ WAS THE EPA REGION 6 ADMINISTRATOR APPOINTED BY OBAMA.

    EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Draining the EPA Swamp?

    A huge task considering how many Obama appointed EPA leftovers are still in place, according to their personal biography’s, below.

    Check them out….. You decided

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    Current EPA Leadership

    EPA is headed by an Administrator, who is supported by a Deputy, five Associate, twelve Assistant, and ten Regional Administrators. You can find information below about key EPA leaders in these offices:


    EPA Administrator

    Deputy Administrator

    Mike Flynn

    Acting Deputy Administrator Mike Flynn

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    Assistant Administrators

    Office of Administration and Resource Management (OARM)

    Donna Vizian

    Acting Assistant Administrator Donna Vizian

    Office of Air and Radiation (OAR)

    Sarah Dunham

    Acting Assistant Administrator Sarah Dunham

    Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP)

    Wendy Cleland-Hamnett

    Acting Assistant Administator Wendy Cleland-Hamnett

    Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO)

    David Bloom

    Acting Chief Financial Officer David Bloom

    Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance (OECA)

    Larry Starfield

    Acting Assistant Administrator Lawrence Starfield

    Office of Environmental Information (OEI)

    Steve Fine

    Steven Fine, Acting Chief Information Officer

    Office of General Counsel (OGC)

    Kevin Minoli

    Acting General Counsel Kevin S. Minoli

    Office of the Inspector General (OIG)

    Arthur Elkins

    Inspector General Arthur A. Elkins, Jr.

    Office of International and Tribal Affairs (OITA)

    Jane Nishida

    Acting Assistant Administrator Jane Nishida

    Office of Land and Emergency Management (OLEM)

    Barry Breen

    Acting Assistant Administrator Barry Breen

    Office of Research and Development (ORD)

    Robert Kavlock

    Acting Assistant Administrator Robert Kavlock

    Office of Water (OW)

    Mike Shapiro

    Acting Assistant Administrator Michael Shapiro

    Regional Administrators

    Region 1 (Boston, MA – Serving CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, and VT)

    Deborah Szaro

    Acting Regional Administrator Deborah Szaro

    Region 2 (New York, NY – Serving NJ, NY, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands)

    Walter Mugdan

    Acting Regional Administrator Walter Mugdan

    Region 3 (Philadelphia, PA – Serving DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, and WV)

    Cecil Rodrigues

    Acting Regional Administrator Cecil A. Rodrigues

    Region 4 (Atlanta, GA – Serving AL, FL, GA, KY, MS, NC, SC, and TN)

    Anne Heard

    Acting Regional Administrator Anne Heard

    Region 5 (Chicago, IL – Serving IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI)

    Robert A. Kaplan

    Acting Regional Administrator Robert A. Kaplan

    Region 6 (Dallas, TX – Serving AR, LA, NM, OK, and TX)

    Samuel Coleman

    Acting Regional Administrator Samuel Coleman

    Region 7 (Kansas City, KS – Serving IA, KS, MO, and NE)

    Edward Chu

    Acting Regional Administrator Edward H. Chu

    Region 8 (Denver, CO – Serving CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, and WY)

    Deb Thomas

    Acting Regional Administrator Debra Thomas

    Region 9 (San Francisco, CA – Serving AZ, CA, HI, NV, Pacific islands, and 148 tribes)

    Alexis Strauss

    Acting Regional Administrator Alexis Strauss

    Region 10 (Seattle, WA – Serving AK, ID, OR, WA and 271 native tribes)

    Michelle Pirzadeh

    Acting Regional Administrator Michelle Pirzadeh

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    Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Relations (OCIR)

    Robin Richardson

    Acting Associate Administrator Robin Richardson

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    David Kling

    Associate Adminstrator David J. Kling

    Office of Policy (OP)

    Shannon Kenny

    Acting Associate Administrator Shannon Kenny

    Office of Public Affairs (OPA)

    George Hull

    Acting Associate Administrator George Hull

    Office of Public Engagement and Environmental Education (OPEEE)

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    Key Staff in the Office of the Administrator

    Acting Chief of Staff John Reeder

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    Executive Services Reginald E. Allen

    Ruth Etzel

    Director of the Office of Children’s Health Protection

    Dr. Ruth A. Etzel, M.D., Ph.D.

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    Acting Director of the Office of Civil Rights Lilian Dorka

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  • EPA – BLM We Crucify Them

    EPA – BLM We Crucify Them

    APR 25, 2012  EPA’S “PHILOSOPHY OF ENFORCEMENT,” SAID EPA’S REGION VI ADMINISTRATOR AL ARMENDARIZ,

     IS “KIND OF LIKE HOW THE ROMANS USED TO CONQUER LITTLE VILLAGES IN THE MEDITERRANEAN: THEY’D GO INTO LITTLE TURKISH TOWNS SOMEWHERE, THEY’D FIND THE FIRST FIVE GUYS THEY’D RUN INTO, AND THEY’D CRUCIFY THEM.”

    “THAT TOWN WAS REALLY EASY TO MANAGE FOR THE NEXT FEW YEARS,” ARMENDARIZ ADDED.

    (video and text below)

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    A 2014-2017 A GLIMPSE OF THE OBAMA AGENDA EPA- BLM GOVERNMENT PHILOSOPHY OF ENFORCEMENT “POLICY” HAS TURNED INTO? THE GOVERNMENT RULE. IN LITTLE VILLAGES, IN LITTLE TOWNS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

    INCLUDING THE BRUTAL TACTICS EMPLOYED BY THE EPA- BLM  TO INTIMIDATE ITS FOES INTO SUBMISSION.

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    THOSE ENTRUSTED WITH POWER HAVE, IN TIME, AND BY SLOW OPERATIONS, PERVERTED IT INTO TYRANNY….

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    Feb 19, 2017 The good news is….

    Scott Pruitt Confirmed and Sworn in as EPA Administrator | U.S. EPA …

    https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/scottpruitt-confirmed-and-swornepaadministrator

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    Moving forward, with the Trump Agenda and Policy, American Citizens shall  not be crucified into submission by brutal tactics, by any U.S. government agency. period

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    ARMENDARIZ’S COMMENTS, APR 25, 2012 ,INHOFE SAID, “GIVE US A RARE GLIMPSE OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S TRUE AGENDA.

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    FOLLOWING THE EPA’S 2012  “PHILOSOPHY OF ENFORCEMENT” AND THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION POLICY AGENDA,

    THE  BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT (BLM) WENT TO THE BUNDY RANCH IN 2014, THEY  FOUND THE FIRST SIX  GUYS THEY RAN INTO….

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    Just saying…EPA  down and one to go….

    The U.S. Senate goes on a week-long break starting this weekend, so a vote on/for DOI  (BLM) Zinke’s nomination likely won’t occur until the Senate returns, the week of Feb. 27.

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    AND THE (BLM) CREATED AN ARMED STANDOFF WITH AMERICAN CITIZENS.

    THEN, THE  BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT (BLM) WENT TO THE MALHEUR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE,

    WHERE THE “OREGON STATE POLICE ” EVENTUALLY SHOT LAVOY FINCUM THREE TIMES IN THE BACK

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    APR 25, 2012  IS “KIND OF LIKE HOW THE ROMANS USED TO CONQUER LITTLE VILLAGES IN THE MEDITERRANEAN: THEY’D GO INTO LITTLE TURKISH TOWNS SOMEWHERE, THEY’D FIND THE FIRST FIVE GUYS THEY’D RUN INTO, AND THEY’D CRUCIFY THEM.”

    “THAT TOWN WAS REALLY EASY TO MANAGE FOR THE NEXT FEW YEARS,” ARMENDARIZ ADDED.

    THE BRUTAL TACTICS EMPLOYED BY THE ANCIENT ROMAN ARMY TO INTIMIDATE ITS FOES INTO SUBMISSION.

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    THEIR LEADER THE MALHEUR NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE WAS AMMON BUNDY, WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE 2014 BUNDY STANDOFF AT HIS FATHER’S NEVADA RANCH

    A 2014-2017 GLIMPSE OF THE OBAMA AGENDA EPA- BLM GOVERNMENT PHILOSOPHY OF ENFORCEMENT Etal. “POLICY” HAS TURNED IN TO IS THE GOVERNMENT RULE.

    IN LITTLE VILLAGES IN LITTLE TOWNS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

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    AND “THEY” ARE STILL IN THE PROCESS OF CRUCIFYING THE SIX GUYS THEY RAN INTO AT THE BUNDY RANCH IN 2014…..

    Las Vegas trial starts for 6 in Bundy ranch standoff | The Spokesman …

    www.spokesman.com/…/2017/feb/09/las-vegas-trial-starts-for-6-in-bundy-ranch-stan…

    Feb 9, 2017 – Trial opened Thursday in Las Vegas for six people accused of illegally … on trial at the federal courthouse gather Monday, Feb. 6, 2017, in Las Vegas. … for trial in May for Cliven Bundy, sons Ryan and Ammon Bundy and two …

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    VIDEO: EPA Official Compares Agency Enforcement to Roman …

    blog.heritage.org/…/video-epa-official-compares-agency-enforcement-to-roman-cruci…

    APR 25, 2012 – Armendariz’s comments, Inhofe said, “give us a rare glimpse of the Obama … is to go into the EPA offices, find the first five guys we run into, and crucify them. … How dare Obama AND HIS government side with ignorance and …

    A video surfaced on Wednesday showing a regional administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency comparing his agency’s philosophy with respect to regulation of oil and gas companies to brutal tactics employed by the ancient Roman army to intimidate its foes into submission.

    EPA’s “philosophy of enforcement,” said EPA’s Region VI Administrator Al Armendariz, is “kind of like how the Romans used to conquer little villages in the Mediterranean: they’d go into little Turkish towns somewhere, they’d find the first five guys they’d run into, and they’d crucify them.”

    “That town was really easy to manage for the next few years,” Armendariz added.

    His comments are indicative of the “EPA’s war on fossil fuels,” claimed Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) in a news release on Wednesday.

    Inhofe reiterated the remarks in a speech on the Senate floor Wednesday afternoon. ARMENDARIZ’S COMMENTS, INHOFE SAID, “GIVE US A RARE GLIMPSE OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S TRUE AGENDA.” The region over which Armendariz has authority includes Inhofe’s home state of Oklahoma.

    “IT’S ONE THING TO CREATE REGULATORY CERTAINTY AND FINE OR PUNISH A COMPANY FOR BREAKING THE LAW,” NOTED HERITAGE’S NICK LORIS IN REACTION TO THE VIDEO, “BUT IT’S ANOTHER TO TARGET A SPECIFIC INDUSTRY AND CREATE A REGULATORY STRANGLEHOLD on America’s access to affordable and reliable energy.”

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    THOSE ENTRUSTED WITH POWER HAVE, IN TIME, AND BY SLOW OPERATIONS, PERVERTED IT INTO TYRANNY….

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    The bottom line…..

    Moving forward, with the Trump Agenda and Policy, American Citizens shall  not be crucified into submission by brutal tactics, by any U.S. government agency. period

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    to be continued…

     The 7000 Liberal SES Sabotaging  Pres. Trump

    THERE IS NO PLACE IN THEAMERICA GOVERNMENT FOR THE (SES) FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE AGENCY OR ITS UN-ELECTED EMPLOYEES THAT SABOTAGE, DELIBERATELY ATTEMPT TO DESTROY, DAMAGE, OR OBSTRUCT  THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND HIS ADMINISTRATION FOR POLITICAL ADVANTAGE.


  • EPA Grants and Contracts

    TRUMP FREEZES EPA Grants and Contracts

    Trump moved to block implementation of at least 30 environmental rules finalized in the closing months of President Barack Obama’s term.

    Trump freezes EPA Grants and Contracts.

    THE EPA’S FY 2016 BUDGET REQUEST OF $8,600,000.00 BILLION, IN ADDITION $5,000,000.00 MILLION IN STATE GRANT FUNDING IS PROVIDED IN THE WETLANDS

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    THE EPA’S ACTIVE CONTRACTS LIST 10/26/2016
    DATA PROVIDED BY US EPA OFFICE OF ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT

    NUMBER OF CONTRACTS: 629

    TOTAL CONTRACT OBLIGATION: $6,398,369,335.21

    ACTIVE CONTRACTS BY CONTRACT NUMBER AS OF 10/26/2016

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    Here how the EPA grants worked with and through the DOE at a state level.
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    The EPA granted to WA State DOE $100,000.00 for the Shoreline Management Update  (SMP) in a pass through grant)
    EVERY SMP UPDATE IN EVERY COUNTY, IN THE USA WAS GRANTED $$$$ ( AS A PASS THROUGH GRANT)   BY THE EPA, TO  EVERY STATE DOE, TO BE GRANTED TO EVERY COUNTY.
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    Fiscal Year 2016 – US EPA

    https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/…/epa_fy_2016_congressional_justification.pdf

    The agency’s FY 2016 budget request of $8.6 billion enables us to ..Many communities are facing multiple pollution problems and are looking for integrated or holistic …. In addition, $5 million in state grant funding is provided in the wetlands.

    EPA Active Contracts Listing | Contracting with EPA | US EPA

    https://www.epa.gov/contracts/epa-active-contractslisting

    Oct 31, 2016 – Listed below, you will find the EPA Active Contracts Listing, which lists of all currently active EPA Contracts. The listing is available by Contract …


  • The Chain of Environmental Command

    Center for Biological Diversity

    For Immediate Release, January 3, 2017

    Contact: Mike Stark, (520) 623-5252 x 315, mstark@biologicaldiversity.org

    Hundreds in Seattle, Oakland Kick Off National Earth2Trump Resistance Roadshow Tour

    16-city Tour Opposing Trump Attacks on Environment, Civil Rights Stops Next in Portland, Los Angeles

    OAKLAND, Calif.— Hundreds of people in Oakland and Seattle on Monday kicked off the cross-country Earth2Trump roadshow, a two-route, 16-stop tour building a network of resistance against President-elect Trump’s attacks on the environment and civil rights.

    The free shows include live music, national and local speakers and a chance for participants to write personalized Earth2Trump messages that will be delivered to Washington, D.C., on inauguration day Jan. 20. The Center for Biological Diversity is organizing the shows in coordination with allied groups around the country.

    “This wave of resistance against Trump is only starting to build. What we saw in Oakland and Seattle will continue to grow bigger and stronger in the coming weeks,” said Kierán Suckling, executive director of the Center. “And after Trump is in office, we’ll be there every day to oppose every policy that hurts wildlife, poisons our air and water, destroys our climate, promotes racism, misogyny or homophobia, or marginalizes entire segments of our society.”

    The shows in Seattle and Oakland included Hawaiian singer Makana, Brazilian funk band Namorados da Lua, and singer/songwriters Dana Lyons and Casey Neill. Attendees also signed a pledge of resistance and added their personal messages into large globes bound for D.C.

    “I’m so inspired by the outpouring of empowerment and resistance we’re already seeing,” said Valerie Love, one of the Earth2Trump organizers who spoke at Oakland’s event. “When we come together and speak with a single voice, we become a force that can stand up and defend our environment, civil rights and democracy.”

    Next stops
    The central tour travels by train and will be at Ecotrust in Portland, Ore. tonight from 7 p.m.-10 p.m., featuring Portland singer Mic Crenshaw and American Indian storyteller Si Matta, who was part of the water-protector occupation at Standing Rock.

    The southern tour that began in Oakland will be in Los Angeles on Thursday from 6:30 p.m.-9 p.m. at Global Beat Multicultural Center. The show features Los Angeles Poet Laureate Luis Rodriguez and musicians Casey Neill and Allyah.

    See a map of the tour and more details at www.Earth2Trump.org. Follow the tour on social media with #Earth2Trump and on the Center’s Medium page.

    Earth2Trump
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    The Center for Biological Diversity is a national, nonprofit conservation organization with more than 1.1 million members and online activists dedicated to the protection of endangered species and wild places.

    www.biologicaldiversity.org
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    REPORT: The Chain of Environmental Command
    This is a 92 PAGE US Senate Committee report, questioning,  HOW THE  VERY RICH  FUND NON-GOVERNMENT AGENCIES TO CONTROL  US GOVERNMENT ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY AND on  page 49, how it could be possible to Convert Charitable Donations into Political Outcomes?
    As previously discussed, foundations, public charities and activist organizations that register as 501(c)(3) organizations receive certain tax benefits under the law. In return, there are strict limitations on how the money can be spent. For example, as also previously discussed, 501(c)(3) groups are strictly forbidden from “directly or indirectly participating in, or intervening in a political campaign for or against a candidate for political office.”316 Accordingly, the Billionaire’s Club and activist groups organized as public charities have limited means to influence elections without jeopardizing their designated tax exempt status.

    What Happens In WA DC – Should Not Stay in DC


  • Obama’s 10,000 Executive Commandments?

    Obama’s 10,000 Executive Commandments?

    Presidential Executive Orders and Executive Memoranda

    INTRODUCTION:

    FROM RULE OF LAW TO RULE BY…WHATEVER?

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    IVE GOT A PEN AND I’VE GOT A PHONE.

    AND THAT’S ALL I NEED.

    BARACK OBAMA Jan 14, 2014

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    THE PERTINENT QUESTION AS FAR AS REGULATORY BURDENS ARE CONCERNED IS WHAT THESE EXECUTIVE ORDERS AND MEMORANDA ARE USED FOR AND WHAT THEY DO…….

    Thank God, President Trump, and his  incoming  administration, has promised to restore checks and balances on administrative agencies and appoint federal officials with integrity who will protect the rights of all Americans—not just their preferred special interests.

     WOW.. the more I document and know… The more I must document and post what We the People, American Citizens don’t know……

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    Snippets from TEN THOUSAND COMMANDMENTS 2015  (a 91 page report)

    Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI)

     An Annual Snapshot  of the Federal Regulatory State

    REGULATION: THE HIDDEN TAX

    Federal environmental, safety and health, and economic regulations affect

    the economy by hundreds of billions—perhaps trillions—of dollars annually,

    in addition to the official dollar outlays that dominate the federal policy

    debate.

    THE PRECISE REGULATORY COSTS CAN NEVER BE FULLY KNOWN because, unlike taxes, they are unbudgeted and often indirect. But scattered government and private data exist about the number of regulations issued, their costs and effects, and the agencies that issue them.

    The Weidenbaum Center at Washington University in St. Louis and the

    Regulatory Studies Center at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.,

    JOINTLY ESTIMATE

    THAT AGENCIES SPENT $59.5 BILLION (ON BUDGET) TO ADMINISTER AND POLICE THE REGULATORY ENTERPRISE.

    THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY, WHICH WAS FORMERLY RANKED CONSISTENTLY IN THE TOP FIVE, IS NOW SIXTH,  BUT ADDING ITS 186 RULES BRINGS THE TOTAL FROM THE TOP SIX RULE MAKING AGENCIES TO 1,639 RULES, OR 48 PERCENT OF ALL FEDERAL RULES.

    ADDING THE $1.88 TRILLION IN OFF-BUDGET COMPLIANCE COSTS BRINGS THE TOTAL RECKONED REGULATORY ENTERPRISE TO ABOUT $1.94 TRILLION.

    The “Unconstitutionality Index,” the ratio of regulations issued by agencies to laws passed by Congress and signed by the president, was 16 for 2014 and 51 for 2013. The average for the decade has been 26. This disparity highlights the delegation of lawmaking power to unelected agency officials.

    Compiling some of that information can make the federal regulatory enterprise somewhat more comprehensible.

     THAT COMPILATION IS ONE PURPOSE OF TEN THOUSAND COMMANDMENTS

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    Presidential Executive Orders and Executive Memoranda

    Ten Thousand Commandments 2016 (an 89 page report)

    An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State

    Clyde Wayne Crews • May 3, 2016

    In January 2016, the Congressional Budget  Office (CBO) reported outlays for fiscal year (FY) 2015 of $3.687 trillion and projected spending for FY 2016 at $3.919 trillion. Discretionary, entitlement, and interest spending is projected to surpass $4 trillion in 2017 and to top $5 trillion by FY 2022.2High debt and deficits notwithstanding, $5 trillion in annual spending will soon be the new normal.

    Highlights of the 2016 edition include:

    • The federal regulatory cost reached $1.885 trillion in 2015.
    • FEDERAL REGULATION IS A HIDDEN TAX THAT AMOUNTS TO NEARLY $15,000 PER U.S. HOUSEHOLD EACH YEAR.
    • In 2015, 114 laws were enacted by Congress during the calendar year, while 3,410 rules were issued by agencies. Thus, 30 rules were issued for every law enacted last year.
    • Many Americans complain about taxes, but regulatory compliance costs exceed the $1.82 trillion that the IRS is expected to collect in both individual and corporate income taxes from 2015.
    • Some 60 federal departments, agencies, and commissions have 3,297 regulations in development at various stages in the pipeline.
    • The top five federal rulemaking agencies account for 41 percent of all federal regulations. These are the Departments of the Treasury, Commerce, Interior, Health and Human Services, and Transportation.
    • The 2015 Federal Register contains 80,260 pages, the third highest page count in its history. Of the seven all-time-highest Federal Register total page counts, six occurred under President Obama.
    • The George W. Bush administration averaged 62 major regulations annually over eight years, while the Obama administration has averaged 81 major regulations annually over seven years.

    View the fact sheet

    Ten Thousand Commandments 2016 Table of Contents

    Executive Summary
    Introduction
    Chapter 1: The Cost of Regulation and Intervention
    Chapter 2: Thousands of Pages and Rules in the Federal Register
    Chapter 3: Presidential Executive Orders and Executive Memoranda
    Chapter 4: 24,000 Public Notices Annually
    Chapter 5: Analysis of the Regulatory Plan and Unified Agenda of Federal Regulations
    Chapter 6: GAO Database on Regulation
    Chapter 7: Regulation and the EPA
    Chapter 8: Regulation and the FCC
    Chapter 9: Liberate to Stimulate

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    2015  The Ten Thousand Commandments  a 91 page report

    TEN THOUSAND COMMANDMENTS ARCHIVES

    10KC 2015 (full study in PDF)

    10KC 2014 (full study in PDF)

    10KC 2013 (full study in PDF)

    10KC 2012 (full study in PDF)

    10KC 2011 (full study in PDF)

    10KC 2010 (full study in PDF)

    10KC 2009 (full study in PDF)

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    Pardon my redundancy……

    An Annual Snapshot of  the Federal Regulatory State

    2015 Edition by Clyde Wayne Crews Jr.

    REGULATION: THE HIDDEN TAX

    Federal environmental, safety and health, and economic regulations affect

    the economy by hundreds of billions—perhaps trillions—of dollars annually,

    in addition to the official dollar outlays that dominate the federal policy

    debate.

     THE PRECISE REGULATORY COSTS CAN NEVER BE FULLY KNOWN because, unlike taxes, they are unbudgeted and often indirect. But scattered government and private data exist about the number of regulations issued, their costs and effects, and the agencies that issue them.

    Compiling some of that information can make the federal regulatory enterprise somewhat more comprehensible. THAT COMPILATION IS ONE PURPOSE OF TEN THOUSAND COMMANDMENTS, highlights of which follow:

    Based on the best available federal government data, past reports, and contemporary studies, this report highlights estimated regulatory compliance and economic costs of $1.88 trillion annually.

    In 2014, 224 laws were enacted by Congress during the calendar year, whereas 3,554 rules were issued by agencies. Thus, 16 rules were issued for every law enacted last year.

    The “Unconstitutionality Index,” the ratio of regulations issued by agencies to laws passed by Congress and signed by the president, was 16 for 2014 and 51 for 2013. The average for the decade has been 26. This disparity highlights the delegation of lawmaking power to unelected agency officials.

    If one assumed that all costs of federal regulation and intervention flowed all the way down to households, U.S. households would “pay” $14,976 annually on average in regulatory hidden tax. That payment amounts to 23 percent of the average income of $63,784 and 29 percent of the expenditure budget of $51,100. The “tax” exceeds every item in the budget except housing. More is “spent”on embedded regulation than on health care, food, transportation, entertainment, apparel and services, and savings. The estimated cost of regulation exceeds half the level of the federal spending itself, which was $3.5 trillion in 2014.

    Regulatory costs of $1.88 trillion amount to 11 percent of the U.S. GDP, which was estimated at $17.4 trillion in 2014 by the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis.

    When regulatory costs are combined with federal FY 2014 outlays of $3.5 trillion, the federal government’s share of the entire economy now reaches 30.6 percent.

    The costs of the regulatory “hidden tax” surpass federal income tax receipts. Regulatory compliance costs exceed 2014 total individual income tax revenues of $1.386 trillion.

    Regulatory compliance costs vastly exceed the 2014 estimated U.S. corporate income tax revenues of $333 billion and rival corporate pretax profits of $2.235 trillion.

    If it were a country, U.S. regulation would be the world’s tenth-largest economy, ranking behind Russia and ahead of India.

    U.S. regulatory costs exceed each of the GDPs of Australia and Canada, the highest income nations among the countries ranked most free in the annual Index of Economic Freedom and Economic Freedom of the World reports.

     

    The Weidenbaum Center at Washington University in St. Louis and the Regulatory Studies Center at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.,

    JOINTLY ESTIMATE THAT AGENCIES SPENT $59.5 BILLION (ON BUDGET) TO ADMINISTER AND POLICE THE REGULATORY ENTERPRISE. ADDING THE $1.88 TRILLION IN OFF-BUDGET COMPLIANCE COSTS BRINGS THE TOTAL RECKONED REGULATORY ENTERPRISE TO ABOUT $1.94 TRILLION.

    Among the six all-time-high Federal Register page counts, five have occurred under President Obama.

    The annual outflow of more than 3,500 final rules—sometimes far above that level—means that 90,836 rules have been issued since 1993.

    The Federal Register finished 2014 at 77,687 pages, the sixth-highest level in its history. Federal Register pages devoted specifically to final rules stand at 24,861 in 2014. The record high is 26,417 in 2013.

    The 2014 Federal Register contained 3,554 final rules and 2,383 proposed rules. Since the nation’s founding, more than 15,209 executive orders have been issued.

    PRESIDENT OBAMA ISSUED 215 BY THE END OF 2014.

    President George W. Bush’s administration averaged 62 major rules annually during his eight years in office; Obama’s six years so far have averaged 81.

    Whereas the federal government issues more than 3,500 rules annually, public notices in the Federal Register normally exceed 24,000 annually, with uncounted “guidance documents” and other materials among them. There were 23,970 notices in 2014, and there have been 501,899 since 1995.

    Sixty federal departments, agencies, and commissions have 3,415 regulations at various stages of implementation, according to the 2014 “Regulatory Plan and the Unified Agenda of Federal Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions,” which lists federal regulatory actions at various stages of implementation.

    Of the 3,415 regulations in the pipeline, 200 are “economically significant” rules, which the federal government defines as having annual effects on the economy of $100 million or more. Assuming that those rule making effects are primarily regulatory implies roughly $20 billion yearly in future off-budget regulatory costs.

    Of the 3,415 regulations now in the works, 674 affect small businesses. Of those, 374 required a regulatory flexibility analysis; 300 were otherwise noted by agencies to affect small businesses.

    The five most active rule-producing agencies—the departments of the Treasury, Interior, Commerce, Transportation, and Health and Human Services—account for 1,453 rules, or 43 percent of all rules in the Unified Agenda pipeline.

    The Environmental Protection Agency, which was formerly ranked consistently in the top five, is now sixth, but adding its 186 rules brings the total from the top six rulemaking agencies to 1,639 rules, or 48 percent of all federal rules

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    I started here…

    Chapter 3 May 3, 2016

    Presidential Executive Orders and Executive Memoranda

    https://cei.org/…/Ten%20Thousand%20Commandments%202016%20-%20Chapter%…

    Crews: Ten Thousand Commandments 2016. 23. Presidential Executive Orders and. Executive Memoranda. President Obama famously pledged to use his “pen …

     

    Presidential Executive Orders and Executive Memoranda …

    https://cei.org/10KC/Chapter-3

    May 3, 2016 – [51] Executive orders, presidential memoranda, and other executive actions make up a … [61] In all, four of Obama’s executive orders directly address … Read Chapter 2 – THOUSANDS OF PAGES AND RULES IN THE FEDERAL REGISTER.

    The pertinent question as far as regulatory burdens are concerned is what these executive orders and memoranda are used for and what they do…….

    We live in an era in which the government— without actually passing a law—increasingly dictates parameters of various economic sectors, including health care, retirement, education, energy production, finance, land and resource management, funding of science and research, and manufacturing. Executive actions and decrees issued in a limited government context have different implications than do those issued in an era of activist government, rendering some of what transpires today without precedent………

    Counting rules and regulations, executive orders, memoranda, and other regulatory guidance gets us only so far. These actions need more scrutiny and oversight, because they have become powerful means of working around the constitutional system of legislation made by an elected body.[69]

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    Are you concerned, with any of Obama Executive Orders and Memorandums

    IVE GOT A PEN AND I’VE GOT A PHONE.

    AND THAT’S ALL I NEED.

    BARACK OBAMA

    FROM RULE OF LAW TO RULE BY…WHATEVER?

    President Obama famously pledged to use his “pen and phone” to implement parts of his policy agenda without congressional approval.[51] Executive orders, presidential memoranda, and other executive actions make up a large component of that initiative.[52] This section examines those numbers, but a considerable amount of executive branch activity is not well measured and merits heightened attention, especially when an administration so explicitly emphasizes unilateral action.[53]

    Presidential memoranda since 1999— which presidential scholar Phillip Cooper has termed “executive orders by another name”—are also depicted in Figure 15.[55] Memoranda may or may not be published, depending on the administration’s own determination of “general applicability and legal effect,” making it “difficult to count presidential memoranda.”[56] Obama’s pace since 2009 tops that of George W. Bush, which is unsurprising given his administration’s openness about prioritizing executive action. Bush published 129 memoranda over his entire presidency, whereas Obama issued 219 during his first seven years that were published in the Federal Register

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    This kind of bullying and intimidation of Americans by a federal agency must be shut down. The incoming Trump administration has the opportunity to restore checks and balances on administrative agencies and appoint federal officials with integrity who will protect the rights of all Americans—not just their preferred special interests.

    Originally posted at The Daily Signal. 

    President-elect Donald Trump has a golden opportunity to restrain other overzealous regulators. One place to start is at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), which governs private-sector labor relations. Originally built to act as an impartial agency that represents the public in labor disputes, the agency has become overly political and prone to playing favorites.

    How Trump Can Curb the Power of Unelected Regulators

    The Daily Signal Trey Kovacs December 9, 2016

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    From Rule of Law to Rule by…Whatever

    Presidential Memoranda | whitehouse.gov

    https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential…/presidentialmemoranda

    EXECUTIVE ORDERS · PRESIDENTIAL MEMORANDA · PROCLAMATIONS · LEGISLATION · NOMINATIONS & … MEMORANDA. PRESIDENTIAL MEMORANDUM on December 08, 2016 …

    Presidential Memoranda

    Presidential Memorandum on December 09, 2016

    Presidential Memoranda — Minnesota World’s Fair 2023

    Presidential Memorandum on December 09, 2016

    Message to the Senate — UN Convention on Transparency in Treaty-Based Investor-State Arbitration

    Presidential Memorandum on December 09, 2016

    Message to the Senate — Arms Trade Treaty

    Presidential Memorandum on December 08, 2016

    Presidential Determination and Waiver — Pursuant to Section 2249a of Title 10, United States Code, and Sections 40 and 40A of the Arms Export Control Act to Support U.S. Special Operations to Combat Terrorism in Syria

    Presidential Memorandum on December 08, 2016

    Message to Congress — Brazil Social Security Agreement

    Presidential Memorandum on December 05, 2016

    Presidential Memorandum — Steps for Increased Legal and Policy Transparency Concerning the United States Use of Military Force and Related National Security Operations

    Presidential Memorandum on December 05, 2016

    Letter from the President — Supplemental 6-month War Powers Letter

    Presidential Memorandum on December 02, 2016

    Presidential Determination — Pursuant to Section 570(a) of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1997

    Presidential Memorandum on December 01, 2016

    Presidential Determination — Suspension of Limitations under the Jerusalem Embassy Act

    Presidential Memorandum on November 16, 2016

    Presidential Memorandum — Eligibility of the Multinational Force and Observers to Receive Defense Articles and Defense Services