46 U.S. Code § 70112 - Maritime Security Advisory Committees
(a) Establishment of Committees.—
(1) The Secretary shall establish a National Maritime Security Advisory Committee. The Committee—
(A) may advise, consult with, report to, and make recommendations to the Secretary on matters relating to national maritime security matters;
(B) may make available to the Congress recommendations that the Committee makes to the Secretary; and
(A) The Secretary may—
(i) establish an Area Maritime Security Advisory Committee for any port area of the United States; and
(B) A committee established under this paragraph for an area—
(i) may advise, consult with, report to, and make recommendations to the Secretary on matters relating to maritime security in that area;
(ii) may make available to the Congress recommendations that the committee makes to the Secretary; and
(1) Each of the committees established under subsection (a) shall consist of not less than 7 members appointed by the Secretary, each of whom has at least 5 years practical experience in maritime security operations.
(2) The term of each member shall be for a period of not more than 5 years, specified by the Secretary.
(3) Before appointing an individual to a position on such a committee, the Secretary shall publish a notice in the Federal Register soliciting nominations for membership on the committee.
(4) The Secretary may require an individual to have passed an appropriate security background examination before appointment to the Committee.
(A) The National Maritime Security Advisory Committee shall be composed of—
(c) Chairperson and Vice Chairperson.—
(1) Each committee established under subsection (a) shall elect 1 of its members as the Chairman and 1 of its members as the Vice Chairperson.
(1) The Secretary shall, and the head of any other interested Federal agency may, designate a representative to participate as an observer with the Committee.
(e) Consideration of Views.— The Secretary shall consider the information, advice, and recommendations of the Committee in formulating policy regarding matters affecting maritime security.
(f) Compensation and Expenses.—
(1) A member of a committee established under this section, when attending meetings of the committee or when otherwise engaged in the business of the committee, is entitled to receive—
(A) compensation at a rate fixed by the Secretary, not exceeding the daily equivalent of the current rate of basic pay in effect for GS–15 of the General Schedule under section 5332 of title 5 including travel time; and
(g) FACA; Termination.—
(1) The Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.)—
(A) applies to the National Maritime Security Advisory Committee established under this section, except that such committee terminates on September 30, 2020; and
Source(Added Pub. L. 107–295, title I, § 102(a),Nov. 25, 2002, 116 Stat. 2081; amended Pub. L. 108–293, title VIII, § 806,Aug. 9, 2004, 118 Stat. 1082; Pub. L. 109–241, title IX, § 901(m),July 11, 2006, 120 Stat. 565; Pub. L. 111–281, title VIII, § 810,Oct. 15, 2010, 124 Stat. 2995.)
References in Text
The Federal Advisory Committee Act, referred to in subsecs. (d)(2) and (g)(1), 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.
2010—Subsec. (b)(5). Pub. L. 111–281, § 810(1), amended par. (5) generally. Prior to amendment par. (5) read as follows: “The membership of an Area Maritime Security Advisory Committee shall include representatives of the port industry, terminal operators, port labor organizations, and other users of the port areas.”
Subsec. (g)(1)(A). Pub. L. 111–281, § 810(2)(A), substituted “2020;” for “2008;”.
Subsec. (g)(2). Pub. L. 111–281, § 810(2)(B), substituted “2018” for “2006”.
2006—Subsec. (b)(5). Pub. L. 109–241realigned margins.
2004—Subsec. (b)(5). Pub. L. 108–293added par. (5).
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