Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 104 Part 4.djvu/921

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PUBLIC LAW 101-614—NOV. 16, 1990 104 STAT. 3237 •SEC. 7. ADVISORY COMMITTEE. 42 USC 7705a. "There is established a National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Establishment. Program Advisory Committee (hereafter in this Act referred to as the 'Advisory Committee'), which shall advise the Program agencies on planning and implementing the Program. The Director of the Agency shall, in consultation with the directors of the Program agencies, determine the number of members on the Advisory Committee and the duration of their terms, and appoint the Chairman and Members of the Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee shall have balanced representation of State and local governments, the design professions, the research community, business and industry, and the general public. The Advisory Committee shall meet at the call of the Chairman, but in no event less often than every 6 months. The Advisory Committee shall submit a Reports, written report directly to the Congress, without review by the Office of Management and Budget or any other agency, by January 31 of each calendar year beginning after the date of enactment of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Reauthorization Act, which shall describe any recommendations the Advisory Committee has made to the Program agencies during the preceding year. Members of the Advisory Committee shall serve without compensation but may receive reimbursement for expenses. All expenses of the Advisory Committee shall be borne by the Agency. The Advisory Committee shall expire September 30, 1993.". Termination date. SEISMIC STANDARDS SEC. 8. (a) AMENDMENT. —The Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977 (42 U.S.C. 7701 et seq.), as amended by section 7 of this Act, is further amended by inserting immediately after section 7 the following new section: "SEC. 8. SEISMIC STANDARDS. "(a) BUILDINGS. — "(1) ADOPTION OF STANDARDS. — The President shall adopt, not later than December 1, 1994, standards for assessing and enhancing the seismic safety of existing buildings constructed for or leased by the Federal Government which were designed and constructed without adequate seismic design and construction standards. Such standards shall be developed by the Interagency Committee on Seismic Safety in Construction, whose chairman is the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology or his designee, and which shall work in consultation with appropriate private sector organizations. "(2) REPORT TO CONGRESS.— The President shall report to the Congress, not later than December 1, 1994, on how the standards adopted under paragraph (1) could be applied with respect to buildings— "(A) for which Federal financial assistance has been obtained through grants, loans, financing guarantees, or loan or mortgage insurance programs; or "(B) the structural safety of which is regulated by a Federal agency. "(3) REGULATIONS. —The President shall ensure the issuance, before February 1, 1993, by all Federal agencies of final regulations required by section 4(b) of Executive Order numbered 12699, issued January 5, 1990. President. 42 USC 7705b.