Executive Orders & Public Laws


The following executive orders and public laws provide authorities for and guide the work of the Office of Insular Affairs and inform the work of the Secretary of the Interior in carrying out responsibilities for the Insular Areas. The Insular Areas are comprised of the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands and the freely associated states which are the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau.

Executive Orders, Secretarial Orders, and Departmental Manual

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) 

Public Laws

Public Laws Guiding Interior’s Responsibilities for the Territories and Freely Associated States

Compacts of Free Association

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