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112 STAT. 3418 PUBLIC LAW 105-383—NOV. 13, 1998 "§2302. Penalties for negligent operations and interfering with safe operation"; and (2) in subsection (a) by striking "that endangers" and inserting "or interfering with the safe operation of a vessel, so as to endanger". (b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT.— The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 23 of title 46, United States Code, is amended by striking the item relating to section 2302 and inserting the following: "2302. Penalties for negligent operations and interfering with safe operation.". SEC. 303. GREAT LAKES PILOTAGE ADVISORY COMMITTEE. Section 9307 of title 46, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: "§ 9307. Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee Establishment. "(a) The Secretary shall establish a Great Lakes Pilotage Advisory Committee. The Committee— "(1) may review proposed Great Lakes pilotage regulations and pohcies and make recommendations to the Secretary that the Committee considers appropriate; "(2) may advise, consult with, report to, and make recommendations to the Secretary on matters relating to Great Lakes pilotage; "(3) may make available to the Congress recommendations that the Committee makes to the Secretary; and "(4) shall meet at the call of— "(A) the Secretary, who shall call such a meeting at least once during each calendar year; or "(B) a majority of the Committee. "(b)(1) The Committee shall consist of seven members appointed by the Secretary in accordance with this subsection, each of whom has at least 5 years practical experience in maritime operations. The term of each member is for a period of not more than 5 years, specified by the Secretary. Before filling[ a position on the Committee, the Secretary shall publish a notice in the Federal Register soliciting nominations for membership on the Committee. "(2) The membership of the Committee shall include— "(A) three members who are practicing Great Lakes pilots and who reflect a regional balance; "(B) one member representing the interests of vessel operators that contract for Great Lakes pilotage services; "(C) one member representing the interests of Great Lakes ports; "(D) one member representing the interests of shippers whose cargoes are transported through Great Lakes ports; and "(E) one member representing the interests of the general public, who is an independent expert on the Great Lakes maritime industry. "(c)(1) The Committee shall elect one of its members as the Chairman and one of its members as the Vice Chairman. The Vice Chairman shall act as Chairman in the absence or incapacity of the Chairman, or in the event of a vacancy in the office of the Chairman.