There is established a Food Aid Consultative Group (hereinafter referred to in this section as the “Group”) that shall meet regularly to review and address issues concerning the effectiveness of the regulations and procedures that govern food assistance programs established and implemented under this subchapter, and the implementation of other provisions of this subchapter that may involve eligible organizations described in section
1722(d)(1) of this title.
The Group shall be composed of—
(2)the Under Secretary of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services;
(3)the Inspector General of the Agency for International Development;
(4)a representative of each private voluntary organization and cooperative participating in a program under this subchapter, or receiving planning assistance funds from the Agency to establish programs under this subchapter;
(5)representatives from African, Asian and Latin American indigenous non-governmental organizations determined appropriate by the Administrator;
(6)representatives from agricultural producer groups in the United States; and
(7)representatives from the maritime transportation sector involved in transporting agricultural commodities overseas for programs under this chapter.
The Administrator shall be the chairperson of the Group.
In preparing regulations, handbooks, or guidelines implementing this subchapter, or significant revisions thereto, the Administrator shall provide such proposals to the Group for review and comment. The Administrator shall consult and, when appropriate (but at least twice per year), meet with the Group regarding such proposed regulations, handbooks, guidelines, or revisions thereto prior to the issuance of such.
(e) Advisory Committee Act
The Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) shall not apply to the Group.
The Federal Advisory Committee Act, referred to in subsec. (e), 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.
1996—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 104–127, § 210(1), substituted “eligible organizations described in section
1722(d)(1) of this title” for “private voluntary organizations, cooperatives and indigenous non-governmental organizations”.
Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 104–127, § 210(2)(A), substituted “of Agriculture for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services” for “for International Affairs and Commodity Programs”.
1990—Pub. L. 101–624amended section generally, substituting present provisions for provisions declaring sense of Congress that President should encourage advanced nations to increase contributions for combating hunger, particularly through expansion of international food and agricultural assistance programs, and that United States should work for expansion of United Nations World food program.
Section effective Jan. 1, 1967, see section 5 ofPub. L. 89–808, set out as an Effective Date of 1966 Amendment note under section
1691 of this title.
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