There is established a National Commercial Fishing Safety Advisory Committee (in this section referred to as the “Committee”).
(b) Function.—The Committee shall—
(1) advise the Secretary on matters relating to the safe operation of vessels to which chapter 45 of this title applies, including the matters of—
vessel design, construction, maintenance, and operation; and
review regulations proposed under chapter 45 of this title (during preparation of the regulations).
(1) In general.—
Each member of the Committee shall have particular expertise, knowledge, and experience in matters relating to the function of the Committee.
(3) Representation.—Members of the Committee shall be appointed as follows:
(A) 10 members shall represent the commercial fishing industry and—
(G) 3 members shall represent the general public and, to the extent possible, shall include—