43 USC 31d - Advisory committee

(a) Establishment 

(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.
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(b) Duties 
The advisory committee shall
(1) 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
(3) 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 through 31f of this title.