46 U.S. Code § 13110 - National Boating Safety Advisory Council

§ 13110.
National Boating Safety Advisory Council
The Secretary shall establish a National Boating Safety Advisory Council. The Council shall consist of 21 members appointed by the Secretary, whom the Secretary considers to have a particular expertise, knowledge, and experience in recreational boating safety.
(1) The membership of the Council shall consist of—
7 representatives of State officials responsible for State boating safety programs;
7 representatives of recreational vessel manufacturers and associated equipment manufacturers; and
7 representatives of national recreational boating organizations and from the general public, at least 5 of whom shall be representatives of national recreational boating organizations.
Additional individuals from the sources referred to in paragraph (1) of this subsection may be appointed to panels of the Council to assist the Council in performing its duties.
At least once a year, the Secretary shall publish a notice in the Federal Register soliciting nominations for membership on the Council.
In addition to the consultation required by section 4302 of this title, the Secretary shall consult with the Council on other major boating safety matters related to this chapter. The Council may make available to Congress information, advice, and recommendations that the Council is authorized to give to the Secretary.
When serving away from home or regular place of business, the member may be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence as authorized by section 5703 of title 5 for individuals employed intermittently in the Government service. A payment under this section does not make a member of the Council an officer or employee of the United States Government for any purpose.
The Council shall terminate on September 30, 2020.

Historical and Revision Notes

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Section 13110 establishes the National Boating Safety Advisory Council, the membership of the council, and compensation for individuals serving on the council. This council is to be established consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (P.L. 92–463; 5 U.S.C. App.).


2010—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 111–281, § 621(b)(1), struck out first sentence which read: “When attending meetings of the Council, a member of the Council or a panel may be paid at a rate not more than the rate for GS–18.”

Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 111–281, § 621(b)(2), substituted “September 30, 2020” for “September 30, 2010”.

2004—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 108–293 substituted “September 30, 2010” for “September 30, 2005”.

2002—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 107–295 substituted “September 30, 2005” for “September 30, 2000”.

1996—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 104–324 substituted “2000” for “1996”.

1991—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 102–241 substituted “1996” for “1991”.

1988—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 100–448 substituted “representatives of” for “members from” wherever appearing.

1986—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 99–626, § 3(b)(1), struck out “not more than” before “21 members” and inserted “recreational” after “experience in”.

Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 99–626, § 3(b)(2), amended par. (1) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (1) read as follows: “Insofar as practical and to ensure balanced representation, the Secretary shall appoint members equally from—

“(A) State officials responsible for State boating safety programs;

“(B) recreational vessel manufacturers; and

“(C) boating organizations and members of the general public.”

Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 99–626, § 3(a)(1), added subsec. (e).

References in Other Laws to GS–16, 17, or 18 Pay Rates

References in laws to the rates of pay for GS–16, 17, or 18, or to maximum rates of pay under the General Schedule, to be considered references to rates payable under specified sections of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees, see section 529 [title I, § 101(c)(1)] of Pub. L. 101–509, set out in a note under section 5376 of Title 5.

Implementation of 1988 Amendment

Pub. L. 100–448, § 20(b), Sept. 28, 1988, 102 Stat. 1846, provided that:

“The Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating shall carry out the amendments made by subsection (a) [amending this section] as vacancies in the membership of the National Boating Safety Advisory Council occur.”

[For transfer of authorities, functions, personnel, and assets of the Coast Guard, including the authorities and functions of the Secretary of Transportation relating thereto, to the Department of Homeland Security, and for treatment of related references, see sections 468(b), 551(d), 552(d), and 557 of Title 6, Domestic Security, and the Department of Homeland Security Reorganization Plan of November 25, 2002, as modified, set out as a note under section 542 of Title 6.]

Implementation of 1986 Amendment

Pub. L. 99–626, § 3(b)(3), Nov. 7, 1986, 100 Stat. 3505, provided that:

“The Secretary of Transportation shall carry out the amendments made by paragraph (2) [amending this section] as vacancies in the membership of the National Boating Safety Advisory Council occur.”


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