121 STAT. 1714
Federal Register, publication.
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PUBLIC LAW 110–140—DEC. 19, 2007 (A) the Secretary of Energy; (B) the Secretary of Agriculture; (C) the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency; (D) the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere; and (E) the heads of other relevant agencies. (2) OCEAN AND COASTAL ECOSYSTEMS.—In carrying out this section with respect to ocean and coastal ecosystems (including estuaries), the Secretary shall work jointly with the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmosphere. (f) METHODOLOGY.— (1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall develop a methodology for conducting the assessment. (2) REQUIREMENTS.—The methodology developed under paragraph (1)— (A) shall— (i) determine the method for measuring, monitoring, and quantifying covered greenhouse gas emissions and reductions; (ii) estimate the total capacity of each ecosystem to sequester carbon; and (iii) estimate the ability of each ecosystem to reduce emissions of covered greenhouse gases through management practices; and (B) may employ economic and other systems models, analyses, and estimates, to be developed in consultation with each of the individuals described in subsection (e). (3) EXTERNAL REVIEW AND PUBLICATION.—On completion of a proposed methodology, the Secretary shall— (A) publish the proposed methodology; (B) at least 60 days before the date on which the final methodology is published, solicit comments from— (i) the public; and (ii) heads of affected Federal and State agencies; (C) establish a panel to review the proposed methodology published under subparagraph (A) and any comments received under subparagraph (B), to be composed of members— (i) with expertise in the matters described in subsections (c) and (d); and (ii) that are, as appropriate, representatives of Federal agencies, institutions of higher education, nongovernmental organizations, State organizations, industry, and international organizations; and (D) on completion of the review under subparagraph (C), publish in the Federal Register the revised final methodology. (g) ESTIMATE; REVIEW.—The Secretary shall— (1) based on the assessment, prescribe the data, information, and analysis needed to establish a scientifically sound estimate of the carbon sequestration capacity of relevant ecosystems; and (2) not later than 180 days after the date on which the assessment is completed, submit to the heads of applicable