Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 104 Part 5.djvu/423

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PUBLIC LAW 101-624—NOV. 28, 1990 104 STAT. 3745 (2) coordinate, review and facilitate the systematic identification and evaluation of, relevant information generated under the program; (3) promote the effective transfer of the information described in paragraph (2) to the agriculture and food production community and to entities that require such information; and (4) monitor the effectiveness of the activities described in paragraph (3). (d) BIENNIAL REPORTS.—The Director shall prepare and transmit to the Secretary and to the Congress a biennial report containing— (1) a description of the activities carried out by and through the program and the policies of the program, and such recommendations respecting such activities and policies as the Director considers to be appropriate; (2) a description of the necessity for, and progress achieved toward providing, additional programs and activities designed to include the range of genetic resources described in section 1632(d)(5) in the activities of the program; and (3) an assessment of events and activities occurring internationaly as they relate to the activities and policies of the program. (e) INITIAL REPORTS.— Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Director shall transmit to the Secretary and to the Congress a report— (1) describing the projected needs over a 10-year period in each of the areas of genetic resources described in section 1632(d)(5), including the identification of existing components of a comprehensive program, policies and activities needed to coordinate those components, and additional elements not in existence which are required for the development of a comprehensive genetic resources program as described in such section; (2) assessing the international efforts and activities related to the program, and their effect upon and coordination with the program; and (3) evaluating the potential effect of various national laws, including national quarantine requirements, as well as treaties, agreements, and the activities of international organizations on the development of a comprehensive international system for the collection and maintenance of genetic resources of importance to agriculture. SEC. 1634. ADVISORY COUNCIL. 7 USC 5843. (a) ESTABLISHMENT AND MEMBERSHIP.—The Secretary shall establish an advisory council for the program for the purpose of advising, assisting, consulting with, and making recommendations to, the Secretary and Director concerning matters related to the activities, policies and operations of the program. The advisory council shall consist of ex officio members and not more than nine members appointed by the Secretary. (b) Ex OFFICIO MEMBERS. —The ex officio members of the advisory council shall consist of the following persons (or their designees): (1) The Director. (2) The Assistant Secretary of Agriculture for Science and Education. (3) The Director of the National Agricultural Library. (4) The Director of the National Institutes of Health.