16 U.S. Code § 952 - Commissioners; number, appointment, and qualification
The United States shall be represented on the two commissions by a total of not more than four United States Commissioners, who shall be appointed by the President, serve as such during his pleasure, and receive no compensation for their services as such Commissioners. Individuals serving as such Commissioners shall not be considered to be Federal employees while performing such service, except for purposes of injury compensation or tort claims liability as provided in chapter 81 of title 5 and chapter 171 of title 28. Of such Commissioners—
(a) not more than one shall be a person residing elsewhere than in a State whose vessels maintain a substantial fishery in the areas of the conventions;
(b) at least one of the Commissioners who are such legal residents shall be a person chosen from the public at large, and who is not a salaried employee of a State or of the Federal Government;
(c) at least one shall be either the Administrator, or an appropriate officer, of the National Marine Fisheries Service; and
Source(Sept. 7, 1950, ch. 907, § 3,64 Stat. 777; 1970 Reorg. Plan No. 4, eff. Oct. 3, 1970, 35 F.R. 15627, 84 Stat. 2090; Pub. L. 102–523, § 3(a)(1),Oct. 26, 1992, 106 Stat. 3433; Pub. L. 105–42, § 7(a),Aug. 15, 1997, 111 Stat. 1137; Pub. L. 106–562, title III, § 302,Dec. 23, 2000, 114 Stat. 2806.)
2000—Pub. L. 106–562inserted after first sentence “Individuals serving as such Commissioners shall not be considered to be Federal employees while performing such service, except for purposes of injury compensation or tort claims liability as provided in chapter 81 of title 5 and chapter 171 of title 28.”
1997—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 105–42, which directed the general amendment of section 3(c) of the Tuna Convention Act, was executed by making the amendment to subsec. (c) of this section, to reflect the probable intent of Congress. Prior to amendment, subsec. (c) read as follows: “at least one shall be an officer of the Department of Commerce; and”.
1992—Par. (d). Pub. L. 102–523added par. (d).
Effective Date of 1997 Amendment
For effective date of amendment by Pub. L. 105–42, see section 8 ofPub. L. 105–42, set out as a note under section 1362 of this title.
Alternate United States Commissioners