33 U.S. Code § 1128 - National Sea Grant Advisory Board

(a) Establishment
There shall be an independent committee to be known as the National Sea Grant Advisory Board.
(b) Duties
(1) In general
The Board shall advise the Secretary and the Director concerning—
(A) strategies for utilizing the sea grant college program to address the Nation’s highest priorities regarding the understanding, assessment, development, management, utilization, and conservation of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources;
(B) the designation of sea grant colleges and sea grant institutes; and
(C) such other matters as the Secretary refers to the Board for review and advice.
(2) Biennial report
The Board shall report to the Congress every two years on the state of the national sea grant college program. The Board shall indicate in each such report the progress made toward meeting the priorities identified in the strategic plan in effect under section 1123 (c) of this title. The Secretary shall make available to the Board such information, personnel, and administrative services and assistance as it may reasonably require to carry out its duties under this subchapter.
(c) Membership, terms, and powers
(1) The Board shall consist of 15 voting members who shall be appointed by the Secretary. The Director and a director of a sea grant program who is elected by the various directors of sea grant programs shall serve as nonvoting members of the Board. Not less than 8 of the voting members of the Board shall be individuals who, by reason of knowledge, experience, or training, are especially qualified in one or more of the disciplines and fields included in marine science. The other voting members shall be individuals who, by reason of knowledge, experience, or training, are especially qualified in, or representative of, education, marine affairs and resource management, coastal management, extension services, State government, industry, economics, planning, or any other activity which is appropriate to, and important for, any effort to enhance the understanding, assessment, development, management, utilization, or conservation of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources. No individual is eligible to be a voting member of the Board if the individual is
(A) the director of a sea grant college or sea grant institute;
(B) an applicant for, or beneficiary (as determined by the Secretary) of, any grant or contract under section 1124 of this title; or
(C) a full-time officer or employee of the United States.
(2) The term of office of a voting member of the Board shall be 3 years for a member appointed before November 26, 2002, and 4 years for a member appointed or reappointed after November 26, 2002. The Director may extend the term of office of a voting member of the Board appointed before November 26, 2002, by up to 1 year. At least once each year, the Secretary shall publish a notice in the Federal Register soliciting nominations for membership on the Board.
(3) Any individual appointed to a partial or full term may be reappointed for one additional full term. The Director may extend the term of office of a voting member of the Board once by up to 1 year.
(4) The Board shall select one voting member to serve as the Chairman and another voting member to serve as the Vice Chairman. The Vice Chairman shall act as Chairman in the absence or incapacity of the Chairman.
(5) Voting members of the Board shall—
(A) receive compensation at a rate established by the Secretary, not to exceed the maximum daily rate payable under section 5376 of title 5, when actually engaged in the performance of duties for such Board; and
(B) be reimbursed for actual and reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of such duties.
(6) The Board shall meet on a biannual basis and, at any other time, at the call of the Chairman or upon the request of a majority of the voting members or of the Director.
(7) The Board may exercise such powers as are reasonably necessary in order to carry out its duties under subsection (b) of this section.
(8) The Board may establish such subcommittees as are reasonably necessary to carry out its duties under subsection (b). Such subcommittees may include individuals who are not Board members.

Source

(Pub. L. 89–454, title II, § 209, as added Pub. L. 94–461, § 2,Oct. 8, 1976, 90 Stat. 1967; amended Pub. L. 96–289, § 1(5),June 28, 1980, 94 Stat. 605; Pub. L. 100–220, title III, §§ 3104(b)(1)(F), 3108,Dec. 29, 1987, 101 Stat. 1471, 1473; Pub. L. 102–186, §§ 4(b)(1)(E), (F), 5 (b)(2),Dec. 4, 1991, 105 Stat. 1283, 1284; Pub. L. 105–160, §§ 4(b)(1), 8,Mar. 6, 1998, 112 Stat. 22, 25; Pub. L. 107–299, § 6,Nov. 26, 2002, 116 Stat. 2346; Pub. L. 110–394, § 9(a)(4)(A), (C)(iii)–(e), Oct. 13, 2008, 122 Stat. 4208.)
Amendments

2008—Pub. L. 110–394, § 9(a)(4)(A), substituted “National Sea Grant Advisory Board” for “Sea grant review panel” in section catchline.
Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 110–394, § 9(a)(4)(A), added subsec. (a) and struck out former subsec. (a). Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “There shall be established an independent committee to be known as the sea grant review panel.”
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 110–394, § 9(b), amended subsec. (b) generally. Prior to amendment, subsec. (b) related to duties of sea grant review panel.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 110–394, § 9(a)(4)(C)(iii), substituted “Board” for “panel” wherever appearing.
Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 110–394, § 9(c), inserted “coastal management,” after “resource management,” and “management,” after “development,”.
Subsec. (c)(3). Pub. L. 110–394, § 9(d), substituted “The Director may extend the term of office of a voting member of the Board once by up to 1 year.” for “A voting member may serve after the date of the expiration of the term of office for which appointed until his or her successor has taken office.”
Subsec. (c)(8). Pub. L. 110–394, § 9(e), added par. (8).
2002—Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 107–299inserted first and second sentences and struck out former first sentence which read as follows: “The term of office of a voting member of the panel shall be 3 years, except that of the original appointees, five shall be appointed for a term of 1 year, five shall be appointed for a term of 2 years, and five shall be appointed for a term of 3 years.”
1998—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 105–160, § 8(a), struck out at end “The panel shall, on the 60th day after October 8, 1976, supersede the sea grant advisory panel in existence before October 8, 1976.”
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 105–160, §§ 4(b)(1), 8 (b)(1), inserted heading and in introductory provisions substituted “The panel” for “The Panel” and struck out “, the Under Secretary,” after “the Secretary”.
Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 105–160, § 8(b)(2), struck out “and section 1124a of this title” before semicolon at end.
Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 105–160, § 8(b)(3), substituted “institutes” for “regional consortia”.
Subsec. (c)(1)(A). Pub. L. 105–160, § 8(c)(1), substituted “college or sea grant institute” for “college, sea grant regional consortium, or sea grant program”.
Subsec. (c)(5)(A). Pub. L. 105–160, § 8(c)(2), added subpar. (A) and struck out former subpar. (A) which read as follows: “receive compensation at the daily rate for GS–18 of the General Schedule under section 5332 of title 5 when actually engaged in the performance of duties for such panel; and”.
1991—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 102–186, § 4(b)(1)(E), substituted “section 1124” for “sections 1124 and 1125”.
Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 102–186, §§ 4(b)(1)(F), 5 (b)(2), inserted “marine affairs and resource management,” after “education,” in fourth sentence and struck out “or 1125” after “1124” in last sentence.
1987—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 100–220, § 3108(1), in introductory provisions, substituted “The Panel shall advise the Secretary, the Under Secretary, and the Director concerning—” for “The panel shall take such steps as may be necessary to review, and shall advise the Secretary, the Administrator, and the Director with respect to—”, and in par. (1), inserted “and section 1124a of this title”.
Subsec. (c)(1). Pub. L. 100–220, §§ 3104(b)(1)(F), 3108(2)(A), (B), amended second sentence generally, substituted “8” for “five” in third sentence, and substituted “ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources” for “ocean and coastal resources” in fourth sentence. Prior to amendment, second sentence read as follows: “The Director shall serve as a nonvoting member of the panel.”
Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 100–220, § 3108(2)(C), inserted at end “At least once each year, the Secretary shall publish a notice in the Federal Register soliciting nominations for membership on the panel.”
Subsec. (c)(3). Pub. L. 100–220, § 3108(2)(D), struck out “, or until 90 days after such date, whichever is earlier” after “office” at end of second sentence.
1980—Subsec. (c)(3). Pub. L. 96–289substituted authorization for reappointment for one additional full term of an appointee to a partial or full term for prior authorization for filling vacancies for remainder of appointee’s term and prohibition against status as a voting member after service of one full term as such voting member.
Change of Name

Pub. L. 110–394, § 9(a)(1)–(3), Oct. 13, 2008, 122 Stat. 4207, provided that:
“(1) Redesignation.—The sea grant review panel established by section 209 of the National Sea Grant College Program Act (33 U.S.C. 1128), as in effect before the date of the enactment of this Act [Oct. 13, 2008], is redesignated as the National Sea Grant Advisory Board.
“(2) Membership not affected.—An individual serving as a member of the sea grant review panel immediately before date of the enactment of this Act may continue to serve as a member of the National Sea Grant Advisory Board until the expiration of such member’s term under section 209(c) of such Act (33 U.S.C. 1128 (c)).
“(3) References.—Any reference in a law, map, regulation, document, paper, or other record of the United States to such sea grant review panel is deemed to be a reference to the National Sea Grant Advisory Board.”

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