Editorial Notes
References in Text

Section 14 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, referred to in subsec. (d)(4)(E), is section 14 of Pub. L. 92–463, which is set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

Amendments

2020—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 116–271, § 103(a)(1), added par. (1) and struck out former par. (1) which related to the general elements of the System.

Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 116–271, § 103(a)(2), inserted “for research and for use in the development of products to address societal needs” before period at end.

Subsec. (b)(4). Pub. L. 116–271, § 103(e), substituted “regional coastal observing systems” for “regional information coordination entities”.

Subsec. (c)(2) to (4). Pub. L. 116–271, § 103(b), added pars. (2) to (4) and struck out former pars. (2) to (4) which related, respectively, to the Interagency Ocean Observation Committee, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration as the lead agency, and regional information coordination entities.

Subsec. (d)(1). Pub. L. 116–271, § 103(c)(1), substituted “or the Council under this chapter” for “or the Interagency Ocean Observing Committee”.

Subsec. (d)(2)(A). Pub. L. 116–271, § 103(c)(2)(A), inserted “, data sharing,” after “data management”.

Subsec. (d)(2)(D), (E). Pub. L. 116–271, § 103(c)(2)(B), (C), added subpars. (D) and (E) and struck out former subpar. (D) which read as follows: “any other purpose identified by the Administrator or the Interagency Ocean Observing Committee.”

Subsec. (d)(3)(B). Pub. L. 116–271, § 103(c)(2)(D), inserted “The Administrator may stagger the terms of the System advisory committee members.” before “Members”.

Subsec. (d)(4)(A). Pub. L. 116–271, § 103(c)(2)(E)(i), struck out “and the Interagency Ocean Observing Committee” after “Administrator”.

Subsec. (d)(4)(C). Pub. L. 116–271, § 103(c)(2)(E)(ii), substituted “Observation” for “Observing”.

Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 116–271, § 103(d), substituted “coastal observing system” for “information coordination entity” in two places and “a memorandum of agreement of certification under subsection (c)(3)(C)(iii)” for “contract, lease, grant, or cooperative agreement under subsection (c)(3)(D)”.

Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 116–271, § 103(e), substituted “regional coastal observing systems” for “regional information coordination entities”.