Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 5.djvu/648

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106 STAT. 4286 PUBLIC LAW 102-567 —OCT. 29, 1992 "(e) Of the sums authorized under subsection (a) of this section, no more than $2,500,000 are authorized to be appropriated for each of the fiscal years 1992 and 1993 to enable the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to establish the Chesa^ peake Bay Estuarine Resources Office under section 306 of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Authorization Act of 1991. No more than 20 percent of the amount appropriated under the authorization in this subsection shall be used for administrative purposes.". (e) CHESAPEAKE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL.— For purposes of this section, "Chesapeake Executive Council" means the representatives from the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Environmental Protection Agency, the District of Columbia, and the Chesapeake Bay Commission, who are signatories to the Chesapeake Bay Agreement, and any future signatories to that Agreement. 33 USC 1251 SEC. 308. NATIONAL SHEIXFISH INDICATOR PROGRAM. ^°^' (a) ESTABLISHMENT OF A RESEARCH PROGRAM. —The Secretary of Commerce, in cooperation with the Secretary* of Health and Human Services and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, shall establish and administer a 5-year national shellfish research program (hereafter in this section referred to as the "Program") for the purpose of improving existing classification systems for shellfish Rowing waters using the latest technological advancements in microbiology and epidemiological methods. Within 12 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Commerce, in cooperation with the advisory committee established under subsection (b) and the Consortium, snail develop a comprehensive 5-year plan for the Program which shall at a minimum provide for— (1) an environmental assessment of commercial shellfish growing areas in the United States, including an evaluation of the relationships between indicators of fecal contamination and human enteric pathogens; (2) the evaluation of such relationships with respect to potential health hazards associated with human consumption of shellfish; (3) a comparison of the current microbiological methods used for evaluating indicator bacteria and human enteric pathogens in shellfish and shellfish growing waters with new technological methods designed for this purpose; (4) the evaluation of current and projected systems for human sewage treatment in eliminating viruses and other human enteric pathogens which accumulate in shellfish; (5) the design of epidemiological studies to relate microbiological daUi, sanitary survey data, and human shellfish consumption data to actual hazards to health associated with such consumption; and (6) recommendations for revising Federal shellfish standards and improving the capabilities of Federal and State agencies to effectively manage shellfish and ensure the safety of shellfish intended for human consumption. Establishment. (b) ADVISORY COMMITTEE. —(1) For the purpose of providing oversight of the Program on a continuing basis, an advisory committee (hereafter in this section referred to as the "Committee") shall be established under a memorandum of understanding between