United States Code
USC most recently checked for updates: Jul 10, 2020
Not later than 90 days after
The Secretary, the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of the Interior, and the Director shall designate individuals to carry out this section.
The individual designated by the Secretary shall coordinate all activities within the Department of Energy relating to methane hydrate research and development.
Funds made available under paragraph (1) shall be made available based on a competitive process using external scientific peer review of proposed research.
In appointing each member of the advisory panel established under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall ensure, to the maximum extent practicable, that the appointment of the member does not pose a conflict of interest with respect to the duties of the member under this chapter.
The advisory panel shall coordinate activities of the advisory panel with program managers of the Department of Energy at appropriate National Laboratories.
None of the funds made available to carry out this section may be used for the construction of a new building or the acquisition, expansion, remodeling, or alteration of an existing building (including site grading and improvement and architect fees).