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One Hundred Sixth Congress of the United States of America at the Second Session

By Government Printing Office

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Reproduction Date: 2005

Title: One Hundred Sixth Congress of the United States of America at the Second Session  
Author: Government Printing Office
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Language: English
Subject: Government publications, Legislation., Economic & political studies
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Excerpt: ESTABLISHMENT-There is hereby established the Commission on Ocean Policy. The Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.), except for chapters 3, 7, and 12, does not apply to the Commission. (b) MEMBERSHIP- (1) APPOINTMENT-The Commission shall be composed of 16 members appointed by the President from among individuals described in paragraph (2) who are knowledgeable in ocean and coastal activities, including individuals representing State and local governments, ocean-related industries, academic and technical institutions, and public interest organizations involved with scientific, regulatory, economic, and environmental ocean and coastal activities. The membership of the Commission shall be balanced by area of expertise and balanced geographically to the extent consistent with maintaining the highest level of expertise on the Commission. (2) NOMINATIONS-The President shall appoint the members of the Commission, within 90 days after the effective date of this Act, including individuals nominated as follows: (A) 4 members shall be appointed from a list of 8 individuals who shall be nominated by the Majority Leader of the Senate in consultation with the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (B) 4 members shall be appointed from a list of 8 individuals who shall be nominated by the Speaker of the House of Representatives in consultation with the Chairmen of the House Committees on Resources, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Science. (C) 2 members shall be appointed from a list of 4 individuals who shall be nominated by the Minority Leader of the Senate in consultation with the Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (D) 2 members shall be appointed from a list of 4 individuals who shall be nominated by the Minority Leader of the House in consultation with the Ranking Members of the House Committees on Resources, Transportation and Infrastructure, and Science. (3) CHAIRMAN-The Commission shall select a Chairman from among its members. The Chairman of the Commission shall be responsible for- (A) the assignment of duties and responsibilities among staff personnel and their continuing supervision; and (B) the use and expenditure of funds available to the Commission. (4) VACANCIES-Any vacancy on the Commission shall be filled in the same manner as the original incumbent was appointed. (c) RESOURCES-In carrying out its functions under this chapter, the Commission- (1) is authorized to secure directly from any Federal agency or department any information it deems necessary to carry out its functions under this Act, and each such agency or department is authorized to cooperate with the Commission and, to the extent permitted by law, to furnish such information (other than information described in chapter 552(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) to the Commission, upon the request of the Commission; (2) may enter into contracts, subject to the availability of appropriations for contracting, and employ such staff experts and consultants as may be necessary to carry out the duties of the Commission, as provided by chapter 3109 of title 5, United States Code; and (3) in consultation with the Ocean Studies Board of the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences, shall establish a multidisciplinary science advisory panel of experts in the sciences of living and nonliving marine resources to assist the Commission in preparing its report, including ensuring that the scientific information considered by the Commission is based on the best scientific information available. (d) STAFFING-The Chairman of the Commission may, without regard to the civil service laws and regulations, appoint and terminate an Executive Director and such other additional personnel as may be necessary for the Commission to perform its duties. The Executive D

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