6 U.S. Code § 318 - National Advisory Council
Not later than 60 days after October 4, 2006, the Secretary shall establish an advisory body under section 451 (a) of this title to ensure effective and ongoing coordination of Federal preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation for natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters, to be known as the National Advisory Council.
(1) In general
The National Advisory Council shall advise the Administrator on all aspects of emergency management. The National Advisory Council shall incorporate State, local, and tribal government and private sector input in the development and revision of the national preparedness goal, the national preparedness system, the National Incident Management System, the National Response Plan, and other related plans and strategies.
(2) Consultation on grants
To ensure input from and coordination with State, local, and tribal governments and emergency response providers, the Administrator shall regularly consult and work with the National Advisory Council on the administration and assessment of grant programs administered by the Department, including with respect to the development of program guidance and the development and evaluation of risk-assessment methodologies, as appropriate.
(1) In general
The members of the National Advisory Council shall be appointed by the Administrator, and shall, to the extent practicable, represent a geographic (including urban and rural) and substantive cross section of officials, emergency managers, and emergency response providers from State, local, and tribal governments, the private sector, and nongovernmental organizations, including as appropriate—
(A) members selected from the emergency management field and emergency response providers, including fire service, law enforcement, hazardous materials response, emergency medical services, and emergency management personnel, or organizations representing such individuals;
(C) experts from Federal, State, local, and tribal governments, and the private sector, representing standards-setting and accrediting organizations, including representatives from the voluntary consensus codes and standards development community, particularly those with expertise in the emergency preparedness and response field;
(D) State, local, and tribal government officials with expertise in preparedness, protection, response, recovery, and mitigation, including Adjutants General;
(F) experts in public and private sector infrastructure protection, cybersecurity, and communications;
(2) Coordination with the Departments of Health and Human Services and Transportation
In the selection of members of the National Advisory Council who are health or emergency medical services professionals, the Administrator shall work with the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of Transportation.
(3) Ex officio members
The Administrator shall designate 1 or more officers of the Federal Government to serve as ex officio members of the National Advisory Council.
(4) Terms of office
(A) In general
Except as provided in subparagraph (B), the term of office of each member of the National Advisory Council shall be 3 years.
(d) Applicability of Federal Advisory Committee Act
(1) In general
Source(Pub. L. 107–296, title V, § 508, as added Pub. L. 109–295, title VI, § 611(13),Oct. 4, 2006, 120 Stat. 1403; amended Pub. L. 110–53, title I, § 102(a),Aug. 3, 2007, 121 Stat. 293.)
References in Text
The Federal Advisory Committee Act, referred to in subsec. (d), 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.
A prior section 508 ofPub. L. 107–296was renumbered section 519 and is classified to section 321h of this title.
2007—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 110–53designated existing provisions as par. (1), inserted heading, and added par. (2).