United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, April 18, 2003 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2003), 39:450-451

Author: George W. Bush  | Date: April 17, 2003

Memorandum on Authority To Hold Harmless and Indemnify in Certain Circumstances Under One Contract,
April 17, 2003

Memorandum for the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development

Subject: Authority to Hold Harmless and Indemnify in Certain Circumstances Under One Contract

1. You are authorized for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to exercise authority under Public Law 85-804, as amended (50 U.S.C. 1431 et seq.), to the same extent and subject to the same conditions and limitations as the head of a department or agency listed in section 21 of Executive Order 10789 of November 14, 1958, as amended, with respect to one contract identified in subparagraph (a) of this memorandum and solely for the purpose identified in subparagraph (b).

(a) The contract is for repair and reconstruction in Iraq and is awarded on or before September 30, 2003.

(b) The purpose is to hold harmless and indemnify with respect to claims, losses, or damage arising out of or resulting from exposure, in the course of performance of the contract to which subparagraph (a) refers, to:

(i) chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear weapons, agents, or materials;

(ii) land or sea mines or similar explosive devices; or

(iii) unexploded ordnance.

2. The function performed by USAID in awarding the contract to which paragraph 1 refers is a function connected with the national defense. There are currently national emergencies that have been declared by the President in accordance with applicable law. I deem that the authorization provided by paragraph 1 and actions taken pursuant to that authorization would facilitate the national defense.

3. You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.

George W. Bush

[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 10:33 a.m., April 18, 2003]

Note: This memorandum was published in the Federal Register on April 21.

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Chicago: George W. Bush, United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, April 18, 2003 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2003), 39:450-451 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, April 18, 2003 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2003), 39:450-451 451. Original Sources, accessed July 5, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=G5A4TTU2P9FKNJ1.

MLA: Bush, George W. United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, April 18, 2003 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2003), 39:450-451, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, April 18, 2003 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2003), 39:450-451, page 451. Original Sources. 5 Jul. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=G5A4TTU2P9FKNJ1.

Harvard: Bush, GW, United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, April 18, 2003 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2003), 39:450-451. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, April 18, 2003 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 2003), 39:450-451, pp.451. Original Sources, retrieved 5 July 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=G5A4TTU2P9FKNJ1.