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114 STAT. 2354 PUBLIC LAW 106-506—NOV. 13, 2000 (2) the Tahoe Federal Interagency Partnership established by Executive Order No. 13057 (62 Fed. Reg. 41249) or a successor Executive order; (3) the Lake Tahoe Basin Federal Advisory Committee established by the Secretary on December 15, 1998 (64 Fed. Reg. 2876) (until the committee is terminated); (4) Federal representatives and all political subdivisions of the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit; and (5) the Lake Tahoe Transportation and Water Quality Coalition. (b) DUTIES.— The Secretary shall consult with and seek advice and recommendations from the entities described in subsection (a) with respect to— (1) the administration of the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit; (2) the development of the priority list; (3) the promotion of consistent policies and strategies to address the Lake Tahoe basin's environmental and recreational concerns; (4) the coordination of the various programs, projects, and activities relating to the environment and recreation in the Lake Tahoe basin to avoid unnecessary duplication and inefficiencies of Federal, State, local, tribal, and private efforts; and (5) the coordination of scientific resources and data, for the purpose of obtaining the best available science as a basis for decisionmsiking on an ongoing basis. SEC. 6. ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION PRIORITY LIST. Deadline. (a) IN GENERAL.— Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall develop a priority list of potential or proposed environmental restoration projects for the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit. (b) DEVELOPMENT OF PRIORITY LIST. —In developing the priority list, the Secretary shall— (1) use the best available science, including any relevant findings and recommendations of the watershed assessment conducted by the Forest Service in the Lake Tahoe basin; and (2) include, in order of priority, potential or proposed environmental restoration projects in the Lake Tahoe basin that— (A) are included in or are consistent with the environmental improvement program adopted by the Planning Agency in February 1998 and amendments to the program; (B) would help to achieve and maintain the environmental threshold carrying capacities for— (i) air quality; (ii) fisheries; (iii) noise; (iv) recreation; (v) scenic resources; (vi) soil conservation; (vii) forest health; (viii) water quality; and (ix) wildlife.