WHEREAS, the dangerous and serious problem of drug abuse facing our state and nation afflicts suburban and rural as well as urban areas of our state; and
Drug abuse, such as heroin addiction, substantially contributes to crime; and
Drug abuse undermines our institutions by inflicting increasing pain and hardship on individuals, families, and communities; and
Coordination of state and local efforts with those of the federal government will increase the effectiveness of efforts to prevent, control, and treat drug abuse in our state; and
The success of state drug abuse programs and activities requires a recognition of the interrelations of education, treatment, rehabilitation, research, training and law enforcement efforts; and
Too little is known about the total extent of drug abuse in our state and the ways to treat and prevent it; and
The State of Washington has drug abuse prevention responsibilities independent of those of the federal government; and
Our responses to the problem of drug abuse, consequently, must be based upon an assessment of its nature and extent in the state, a determination of measurable goals and objectives with respect to drug abuse prevention, and the establishment of response priorities; and
Drug abuse prevention requires the development, adoption, and implementation of comprehensive and coordinated plans by state and local government and a state master plan; and
In order to receive federal funds for drug abuse prevention activities under Section 409(e) of Title IV of the Drug Abuse Office and Treatment At of 1972, the Governor must designate not only a single state planning agency responsible for supervising the preparation and administration of a state master plan for drug abuse prevention, but also must establish a state drug abuse prevention advisory council; and
The public interest of the citizens of the State of Washington requires that there be a full and effective implementation of the provisions of the Drug Abuse Office and Treatment Act of 1972 (P.L. 92-255), accomplished through a unified administrative and planning program;
NOW THEREFORE, I, Daniel J. Evans, by virtue of the authority vested in me as Governor of the State of Washington, do hereby proclaim the following Executive Order:
1.†The Planning and Community Affairs Agency is hereby designated as the single state agency responsible for the preparation and administration of, or the supervision of the preparation and administration of the State plan for planning, establishing, conducting, and coordinating projects for the development of more effective drug abuse prevention functions in the State, pursuant to the Drug Abuse Office and Treatment Act of 1972 (P.L. 92-255) as now or hereafter amended.†The Planning and Community Affairs Agency shall have the primary responsibility to develop, implement, and revise as necessary a comprehensive State Master Plan for drug abuse prevention, which plan shall establish priorities for drug abuse programs and, when approved by the Governor, shall constitute the Governorís recommendations to all program agencies for the determination of allocations of state and federal resources for drug abuse prevention, treatment, education, and control.†As the single state agency, the Planning and Community Affairs Agency also shall be responsible for the general monitoring, review, evaluation, and approval of drug abuse prevention activities pursuant to the Drug Abuse Office and Treatment Act of 1972, and the coordination of those activities with and among local units of government.†It may apply on behalf of the State of Washington for grants authorized by Section 409 of the Drug Abuse Office and Treatment act of 1972, carry out all duties and responsibilities required by such Act and regulations and responsibilities required by such Act and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto.†It shall not, however, assume the administration of drug abuse prevention programs not directly related to its planning responsibilities unless these programs cannot be located within another state agency.
The Director of the Planning and Community Affairs Agency shall establish a program within the Agency and appoint an executive head for such program to carry out the purposes of this executive order.
2.†To facilitate coordination of drug abuse prevention programs and to otherwise assist the Planning and Community Affairs Agency in its drug abuse prevention functions, the Inter-Agency Committee on Drug Abuse Prevention and the Governorís Advisory Council on Drug Abuse Prevention shall be established.
3.†The Inter-Agency Committee on Drug Abuse Prevention shall consist of the supervisor or administrator of each drug abuse program or office within State Government.†This Committee shall assist the Planning and Community Affairs Agency in the development and implementation of the State Master Plan for drug abuse prevention.
4.†The Governorís Advisory Council for Drug Abuse Prevention shall consist of persons appointed by the Governor, who are representative of the different geographical areas of the State as well as non-governmental organizations and groups and local governmental agencies concerned with the treatment and prevention of drug abuse and drug dependence.†The Governorís Advisory Council for Drug Abuse Prevention shall consult with and advise the Governor, the Planning and Community Affairs Agency, and the Inter-Agency Committee for Drug Abuse Prevention, regarding the development and implementation of the State Master Plan for drug abuse prevention.
5.†The members of the Governorís Advisory Committee on Drug Abuse Prevention created by Executive 73-05 shall become members of the Advisory council created by this executive order.
6.†Executive Order No. 73-05, dated June 27, 1973, is hereby rescinded.