16 U.S. Code § 5601 - Representation of United States under Convention
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(1) Appointments, generally
The Secretary shall appoint not more than 3 individuals to serve as the representatives of the United States on the General Council and the Fisheries Commission, who shall each—
(A) be known as a “United States Commissioner to the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization”; and
(2) Requirements for appointments
(A) The Secretary shall ensure that of the individuals serving as Commissioners—
(b) Alternate Commissioners
The Secretary may, for any anticipated absence of a duly appointed Commissioner at a meeting of the General Council or the Fisheries Commission, designate an individual to serve as an Alternate Commissioner.
The Secretary shall appoint not more than 3 individuals to serve as the representatives of the United States on the Scientific Council, who shall each be known as a “United States Representative to the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization Scientific Council”.
(2) Eligibility for appointment
(A) The Secretary may not appoint an individual as a Representative unless the individual is knowledgeable and experienced concerning the scientific issues dealt with by the Scientific Council.
(d) Alternate Representatives
The Secretary may, for any anticipated absence of a duly appointed Representative at a meeting of the Scientific Council, designate an individual to serve as an Alternate Representative.
(e) Experts and advisers
The Commissioners, Alternate Commissioners, Representatives, and Alternate Representatives may be accompanied at meetings of the Organization by experts and advisers.
(f) Coordination and consultation
(1) In general
In carrying out their functions under the Convention, Commissioners, Alternate Commissioners, Representatives, and Alternate Representatives shall—
(A) coordinate with the appropriate Regional Fishery Management Councils established by section 1852 of this title; and
(B) consult with the committee established under section 5607 of this title.
Source(Pub. L. 104–43, title II, § 202,Nov. 3, 1995, 109 Stat. 377.)
References in Text
The Federal Advisory Committee Act, referred to in subsec. (f)(2), is Pub. L. 92–463, Oct. 6, 1972, 86 Stat. 770, as amended, which is set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.
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