CHAPTER 700

STATE OF DELAWARE

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

Dover

EXECUTIVE ORDER

NUMBER EIGHT

TO: Heads of All State Departments and Agencies

RE : Formation of Delaware Energy Emergency Board

WHEREAS, there are indications that gasoline, diesel, and other fuels may be in short supply during the coming months, and

WHEREAS, this crisis may affect the jobs of many hundreds of our citizens in all walks of life, and

WHEREAS, this crisis may seriously interfere with our economy, based as it is on the various modes of transportation, and

WHEREAS, it is in the best interests of the State and its citizenry that a mechanism be established to review and evaluate this potential energy crisis, to report on it to the Governor, to make recommendations to the Governor, and to cooperate with appropriate intrastate, interstate and federal agencies.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Delaware, do hereby declare and order as follows:

1. The creation of the Delaware Energy Emergency Board. The committee shall have such powers, functions, and duties as may be assigned to it by the Chairman.

2. The Chairman of the Delaware Energy Emergency Board shall be Secretary Clifton E. Morris, Department of Highways and Transportation.

3. The Assistant Chairman shall be Col. James W. McCloskey, Division of Emergency Planning and Operations, Department of Public Safety.

4. The members of the committee shall include:

Secretary John C. Bryson

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

Secretary John D. Daniello

Department of Community Affairs and Economic Development

Director John 0. Hidinger

Division of Transportation

E. Sherman Webb

Executive Assistant to the Governor

Also, three members to be chosen by the committee to represent industry and three members to be chosen by the committee to represent the public interest.

Approved This 4th day of May, 1973..,

(GREAT SEAL)

SHERMAN W. TRIBBITT

Governor

Attest:

ROBERT H. REED

Secretary of State