Executive Order 12572—Relations With the Northern Mariana Islands
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered that, consistent with the Joint Resolution to approve the "Covenant To Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in Political Union with the United States of America," approved March 24, 1976 (Public Law 94-241; 90 Stat. 263), the relations of the United States with the Government of the Northern Mariana Islands shall, in all matters not the program responsibility of another Federal department or agency, be under the general administrative supervision of the Secretary of the Interior.
The White House,
November 3, 1986.
[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 11:18 a.m., November 6, 1986]
Ronald Reagan, Executive Order 12572—Relations With the Northern Mariana Islands Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/254435