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PUBLIC LAW 96-000—MMMM. DD, 1980

PUBLIC LAW 96-482—OCT. 21, 1980

94 STAT. 2335

(b) The item in the table of contents relating to section 2001 of such Act is amended by adding the following at the end thereof: "and interagency coordinating committee". (c) Section 2001 of such Act is amended by inserting "(a) OFFICE OF SOLID WASTE.—" after "2001." and by inserting a new subsection (b) as follows at the end thereof: "(b) INTERAGENCY COORDINATING COMMITTEE.—(1) There is hereby established an Interagency Coordinating Committee on Federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Activities which shall have the responsibility for coordinating all activities dealing with resource conservation and recovery from solid waste carried out by the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, the Department of Commerce, and all other Federal agencies which conduct such activities pursuant to this or any other Act. For purposes of this subsection, the term 'resource conservation and recovery activities' shall include, but not be limited to, all research, development and demonstration projects on resource conservation or energy, or material, recovery from solid waste, and all technical or financial assistance for State or local planning for, or implementation of, projects related to resource conservation or energy or material, recovery from solid waste. The Committee shall be chaired by the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency or such person as the Administrator may designate. Members of the Committee shall include representatives of the Department of Energy, the Department of Commerce, the Department of the Treasury, and each other Federal agency which the Administrator determines to have programs or responsibilities affecting resource conservation or recovery. "(2) The Interagency Coordinating Committee shall include oversight of the implementation of "(A) the May 1979 Memorandum of Understanding on Energy Recovery from Municipal Solid Waste between the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy; "(B) the May 30, 1978, Interagency Agreement between the Department of Commerce and the Environmental Protection Agency on the Implementation of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; and "(C) any subsequent agreements between these agencies or other Federal agencies which address Federal resource recovery or conservation activities. "(3) The Interagency Coordinating Committee shall submit to the Congress by March 1, 1981, and on March 1 each year thereafter, a five-year action plan for Federal resource conservation or recovery activities which shall identify means and propose programs to encourage resource conservation or material and energy recovery and increase private and municipal investment in resource conservation or recovery systems, especially those which provide for material conservation or recovery as well as energy conservation or recovery. Such plan shall describe, at a minimum, a coordinated and nonduplicatory plan for resource recovery and conservation activities for the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Energy, the Department of Commerce, and all other Federal agencies which conduct such activities.". SEC. 5. Section 2002(a) of the Solid Waste Disposal Act is amended as follows: (1) in paragraph (4), by striking out "and" at the end thereof; (2) in paragraph (5), by striking the period and inserting in lieu thereof "; and"; and

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Establishment. 42 USC 6911.

"Resource conservation and recovery activities."

Oversight functions.

Five-year action plan, submittal to Congress.

42 USC 6912.