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) for OIA 
Public Laws - Compacts of Free Association

2024 Compact Amendments Act – FSM, RMI, Palau

2024 Compact Documents – Federated States of Micronesia

2024 Compact Documents – Republic of the Marshall Islands (upload pending)

Palau Compact Review 

2003 Amended Compact of Free Association – FSM and RMI

For 1986 and 1994 Compact of Free Association agreements with the FSM, RMI, and Palau and other historical documents, refer to Tab labelled Public Laws – Historical.

Public Laws – Historical 

A Historical Record of Interior/OIA with the U.S. Territories and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands to 1994

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