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PUBLIC LAW 102-574—OCT. 29, 1992 106 STAT. 4597 SEC. 4. HAWAII TROPICAL FOREST RECOVERY TASK FORCE. 16 USC 4503a. (a) ESTABLISHMENT.— T here is established the Hawaii Tropical Forest Recovery Task Force (hereafter in this section referred to as the "Task Force") to advise the Secretary of Agriculture with respect to tropical forests and related ecosystems in the State of Hawaii. (b) ACTION PLAN.—Not later than 1 year after the date of the first meeting of the Task Force, the Task Force shall submit to the Committees, Secretaries, and Governor referred to in subsection (k) an action plan that contains findings and recommendations for rejuvenating Hawairs tropical forests, including findings and recommendations on— (1) methods of restoring the health of declining or degraded tropical forest land; (2) compatible uses within tropical forests, particularly agroforestry and the cultivation of scarce or valuable hardwoods and other forest products in Hawairs tropical forests; (3) actions to encourage and accelerate the identification and classification of unidentified plant, Einimal, and microbe species; (4) actions to— (A) promote public awareness of tropical forest preservation; (B) protect threatened and endangered species; (C) improve forest management and planning; and (D) promote public awareness of the harm caused by introduced species; (5) the benefits of fencing or other management activities for the protection of Hawairs native plants and animals from non-native species, including the identification and priorities for the areas where these activities are appropriate; (6) traditional practices, uses, and needs of native Hawaiians in tropical forests; (7) means of improving the health of tropical forests and related ecosystems in the State of Hawaii through programs administered by the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of the Interior; (8) the capability of existing Federal, State, and private forestry programs for rejuvenating Hawairs tropical forests; and (9) such other issues relating to tropical forests in Hawaii as the Task Force considers appropriate. (c) COMPOSITION.—The Task Force shall be composed of 12 members, of whom— (1) three members shall be appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture, two of whom shall be representatives of the Forest Service and the Soil Conservation Service, respectively; (2) two members shall be appointed by the Secretary of the Interior as representatives of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Park Service, respectively; (3) six members shall be appointed by the Governor of Hawaii, of whom— (A) two members shall be private owners of tropical forest lands; (B) two members shall be experts in the field of tropical forestry; and