(1) In general
There shall be established a 10-member geologic mapping advisory committee to advise the Director on planning and implementation of the geologic mapping program.
(2) Members ex officio
Federal agency members shall include the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency or a designee, the Secretary of Energy or a designee, the Secretary of Agriculture or a designee, and the Assistant to the President for Science and Technology or a designee.
(3) Appointed members
Not later than 1 year after December 9, 1999, in consultation with the Association, the Secretary shall appoint to the advisory committee two representatives from the Survey (including the Chief Geologist, as Chairman), two representatives from the State geological surveys, one representative from academia, and one representative from the private sector.
The advisory committee shall
review and update the 5-year plan prepared by the Director pursuant to section 31e
of this title;
(2) review the scientific progress of the geologic mapping program; and
submit an annual report to the Secretary that evaluates the progress of the Federal, State, and university mapping activities and evaluates the progress made toward fulfilling the purposes of sections 31c
of this title.