(a) Establishment; number and terms of members
Not later than ninety days after October 24, 1988, the Secretary shall establish an advisory committee to provide advice to the Secretary with respect to implementation of this chapter consistent with the declarations of policy in section 74 of this title. The advisory committee shall consist of fifteen members, appointed by the Secretary, who represent the interests of all segments of the grain producing, processing, storing, merchandising, consuming, and exporting industries, including grain inspection and weighing agencies and scientists with expertise in research related to the policies established in section 74 of this title. Members of the advisory committee shall be appointed to three-year terms, except that of the initial fifteen members of the advisory committee first appointed following the enactment of this section, five shall be appointed for terms of one year and five shall be appointed for terms of two years. No member of the advisory committee may serve successive terms.
(b) Federal Advisory Committee Act as governing
The advisory committee shall be governed by the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act [5 U.S.C. App.].
(c) Clerical assistance and staff personnel
The Secretary shall provide the advisory committee with necessary clerical assistance and staff personnel.
(d) Compensation and travel expenses
Members of the advisory committee shall serve without compensation, if not otherwise officers or employees of the United States, except that members shall, while away from their homes or regular places of business in the performance of services under this chapter, be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, as authorized under section 5703 of title 5.
(e) Expiration of Secretary’s authority
The authority provided to the Secretary for the establishment and maintenance of an advisory committee under this section shall expire on September 30, 2020.
REFERENCES IN TEXT The enactment of this section, referred to in subsec. (a), means Oct. 24, 1988, the date of enactment of Pub. L. 100–518. The Federal Advisory Committee Act, referred to in subsec. (b), is Pub. L. 92–463, Oct. 6, 1972, 86 Stat. 770, as amended, which is set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.AMENDMENTS 2015—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 114–54 substituted "2020" for "2015". 2005—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 109–83 substituted "2015" for "2005". 2000—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 106–472 substituted "2005" for "2000". 1994—Subsecs. (a), (c). Pub. L. 103–354 substituted "Secretary" for "Administrator". 1993—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103–156, §13(b)(1), struck out "(1)" before "Not later than" and struck out par. (2) which read as follows: "To ensure a smooth transition, the advisory committee established under section 87i of this title (as in effect prior to October 1, 1988) shall continue in existence until all members of the advisory committee established under this section are appointed; and the Secretary may appoint members of the advisory committee established under section 87i of this title to serve on the advisory committee established under this section, without regard to the time of service of such members on the advisory committee established under section 87i of this title." Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 103–156, §14(c), added subsec. (e).EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2000 AMENDMENT Amendment by Pub. L. 106–472 effective as if enacted Sept. 30, 2000, see section 111 of Pub. L. 106–472, set out as a note under section 79 of this title.EFFECTIVE AND TERMINATION DATES That part of section 2 of Pub. L. 100–518 which provided that section was effective for period Oct. 1, 1988, through Sept. 30, 1993, inclusive, was repealed, effective Sept. 30, 1993, by Pub. L. 103–156, §§13(a), 16(b), Nov. 24, 1993, 107 Stat. 1529, 1530.
7 U.S.C. § 87j (2018)