Executive Order No. 101
Whereas, On July 22, 1979, a Reorganization Plan was submitted to the Legislature pursuant to P.L. 1969, c.203, the Executive Reorganization Act of 1969, to transfer the functions, powers and duties of the Office of Civilian Defense Director from the Department of Defense to the Department of Law and Public Safety; and
Whereas, On July 20, 1979, by Executive Order Number 12148, the President of the United States transferred to the Federal Emergency Agency all functions vested in the President that had been delegated or assigned to the Civil Defense Prepared Agency, the Federal Disaster Assistance Administration and the Federal Preparedness Agency, together with all functions vested in the President by the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977: and
Whereas, The President's Executive Order provides that the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency shall represent the President in working with State and local governments and the private sector to stimulate vigorous participation in civil emergency preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery programs; and in executing the functions under this Order, the Director shall develop policies which provide that all civil defense and civil emergency functions, resources and systems of Executive agencies are integrated effectively with organizations, resources and programs of state and local governments, the private sector and volunteer organizations;
Now therefore, I Brendan Byrne, Governor of the State of New Jersey, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and statutes of this State, do hereby order and direct:
1. In order to carry out the powers conferred upon me by the Laws of 1942, Chapter 251 (App. A:9-33 et seq.) and all amendments and supplements thereto, so as to cooperate with the civil, military and naval authorities of the United states and of other states for the purpose of enforcing the defense and emergency policies of the Federal Government and to confirm to the laws, orders, rules and regulations of the civilian, military and naval authorities of the Federal Government, there is hereby established an Office of Emergency Management in the Division of State Police, Department of Law and Public Safety.
2. All of the functions, powers and duties of the Office of Civilian Defense Director in the Department of Law and Public Safety as provided in the Reorganization Plan dated July 22, 1979 shall be exercised by the State Director of Emergency Management.
3. The Office of Emergency Management shall be under the supervision, direction and control of the State Director of Emergency Management and one or more deputies or assistants as may be necessary to effectuate the emergency powers of the Governor.
4. The function and staffing of the Office of Emergency Management shall be as proposed from time to time by the State Director of Emergency Management with the approval of the Attorney General.
Given, under my hand and seal this 17th day of December, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and eighty, and of the Independence of the United States, the two hundred and fifth. (December 17, 1980)
Brendan Byrne, Governor