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104 STAT. 1756 PUBLIC LAW 101-510—NOV. 5, 1990 management of the Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program in accordance with the policies established by the Council. "(c) The Executive Director may enter into contracts or other agreements in accordance with applicable law, except that the Executive Director shall first obtain the approval of the Council for any contract or agreement in an amount equal to or in excess of $500,000 or such lesser amount as the Council may prescribe. "(d)(1) The Executive Director, with the concurrence of the Council, may appoint such professional and clerical staff as may be necessary to carry out the responsibilities and policies of the Council. "(2) The Executive Director, with the concurrence of the Council and without regard to the provisions of chapter 51 of title 5 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of such title, may establish the rates of basic pay for professional, scientific, and technical employees appointed pursuant to paragraph (1). The authority provided in the preceding sentence shall expire two years after the date of the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1991. "§ 2904. Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program Scientinc Advisory Board "(a) The Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Energy, in consultation with the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, shall jointly appoint a Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program Scientific Advisory Board (hereafter in this section referred to as the 'Advisory Board') consisting of not less than six and not more than 13 members. "(b)(l) The Science Advisor to the President, or his designee, shall be a permanent member of the Advisory Board. "(2) Other members of the Advisory Board shall be appointed from among persons eminent in the fields of basic sciences, engineering, ocean and environmental sciences, education, research management, international and security affairs, health physics, health sciences, or social sciences, with due regard given to the equitable representation of scientists and engineers who are women or who represent minority groups. At least one member of the Advisory Board shall be a representative of environmental public interest groups and one member shall be a representative of the interests of State governments. "(3) The Secretary of Defense and the Secretary of Energy, in consultation with the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, shall request— "(A) that the head of the National Academy of Sciences, in consultation with the head of the National Academy of En^neering and the head of the Institutes of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, nominate persons for appointment to the Advisory Board; "(B) that the Council on Environmental Quality nominate for appointment to the Advisory Board at least one person who is a representative of environmental public interest groups; and "(C) that the National Association of Governors nominate for appointment to the Advisory Board at least one person who is representative of the interests of State governments. "(4) Members of the Advisory Board shall be appointed for terms of three years.