7 U.S. Code § 3123b - Renewable energy committee

(a) Initial members
Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this section, the executive committee of the Advisory Board shall establish and appoint the initial members of a permanent renewable energy committee.
(b) Duties
The permanent renewable energy committee shall study the scope and effectiveness of research, extension, and economics programs affecting the renewable energy industry.
(c) Nonadvisory Board members
(1) In general
An individual who is not a member of the Advisory Board may be appointed as a member of the renewable energy committee.
(2) Service
A member of the renewable energy committee shall serve at the discretion of the executive committee.
(d) Report by renewable energy committee
Not later than 180 days after the date of establishment of the renewable energy committee, and annually thereafter, the renewable energy committee shall submit to the Advisory Board a report that contains the findings and any recommendations of the renewable energy committee with respect to the study conducted under subsection (b).
(e) Consultation
In carrying out the duties described in subsection (b), the renewable energy committee shall consult with the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee established under section 8605  [1] of this title.
(f) Matters to be considered in budget recommendation
In preparing the annual budget recommendations for the Department, the Secretary shall take into consideration those findings and recommendations contained in the most recent report of the renewable energy committee under subsection (d) that are developed by the Advisory Committee.
(g) Report by the Secretary
In the budget material submitted to Congress by the Secretary in connection with the budget submitted pursuant to section 1105 of title 31 for a fiscal year, the Secretary shall include a report that describes the ways in which the Secretary addressed each recommendation of the renewable energy committee described in subsection (f).


[1]  See References in Text note below.

Source

(Pub. L. 95–113, title XIV, § 1408B, as added Pub. L. 110–234, title VII, § 7104,May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1216, and Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title VII, § 7104,June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 1977.)
References in Text

The date of enactment of this section, referred to in subsec. (a), is the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–246, which was approved June 18, 2008.
Section 8605 of this title, referred to in subsec. (e), was in the original “section 9008(d) of the Biomass Research and Development Act of 2000 (7 U.S.C. 8605)”, and was translated as meaning section 306 of title III of Pub. L. 106–224, to reflect the probable intent of Congress, because title III of Pub. L. 106–224, known as the Biomass Research and Development Act of 2000, does not contain a section 9008 andsection 306 of the Act related to the establishment of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 110–246, title IX, § 9001(b),June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 2095.
Codification

Pub. L. 110–234and Pub. L. 110–246enacted identical sections. Pub. L. 110–234was repealed by section 4(a) ofPub. L. 110–246.
Effective Date

Enactment of this section and repeal of Pub. L. 110–234by Pub. L. 110–246effective May 22, 2008, the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–234, see section 4 ofPub. L. 110–246, set out as a note under section 8701 of this title.

 

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