Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 99 Part 1.djvu/852
99 STAT. 830
Report. Post, p. 831.
Ante, p. 820.
PUBLIC LAW 99-158—NOV. 20, 1985 year. The location of the meetings of each advisory council is subject to the approval of the Director of the national research institute for which the advisory council was established. "(f) The Director of the national research institute for which an advisory council is established shall designate a member of the staff of the institute to serve as the executive secretary of the advisory council. The Director of such institute shall make available to the advisory council such staff, information, and other assistance as it may require to carry out its functions. The Director of such institute shall provide orientation and training for new members of the advisory council to provide them with such information and training as may be appropriate for their effective participation in the functions of the advisory council. "(g) Each advisory council may prepare, for inclusion in the biennial report made under section 407, (1) comments respecting the activities of the advisory council in the fiscal years respecting which the report is prepared, (2) comments on the progress of the national research institute for which it was established in meeting its objectives, and (3) recommendations respecting the future directions and program and policy emphasis of the institute. Each advisory council may prepare such additional reports as it may determine appropriate. "(h)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), this section does not terminate the membership of any advisory council for a national research institute which was in existence on the date of enactment of the Health Research Extension Act of 1985. After such date— "(A) the Secretary shall make appointments to each such advisory council in such a manner as to bring about as soon as practicable the composition for such council prescribed by this section; "(B) each advisory council shall organize itself in accordance with this section and exercise the functions prescribed by this section; and "(C) the Director of each national research institute shall perform for such advisory council the functions prescribed by this section. "(2)(A) The National Cancer Advisory Board shall be the advisory council for the National Cancer Institute. This section applies to the National Cancer Advisory Board, except that— "(i) appointments to such Board shall be made by the President; "(ii) the term of office of an appointed member shall be 6 years; "(iii) of the members appointed to the Board not less than five members shall be individuals knowledgeable in environmental carcinogenesis (including carcinogenesis involving occupational and dietary factors); "(iv) the chairman of the Board shall be selected by the President from the appointed members and shall serve as chairman for a term of two years; "(v) the ex officio members of the Board shall be the Secretary, the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Director of NIH, the Chief Medical Director of the Veterans' Administration, the Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, the Director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the Secretary of Labor, the Commissioner of the Food and Drug