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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

PUBLIC LAW 98-409—AUG. 29, 1984

98 STAT. 1541

(b) The Committee shall consult with, and make recommendations to, the Secretary on all matters relating to mining and mineral resources research and the determinations that are required to be made under this Act. The Secretary shall consult with, and consider recommendations of, such Committee in such matters. (c) Committee members, other than officers or employees of Federal, State, or local governments, shall be, for each day (including traveltime) during which they are performing Committee business, paid at a rate fixed by the Secretary but not excess of the daily >^-,? mequivalent of the maximum rate of pay for grade GS-18 of the General Schedule under section 5332 of title 5 of the United States Code, and shall be fully reimbursed for travel, subsistence, and related expenses. (d) The Committee shall be jointly chaired by the Assistant Secretary of the Interior responsible for minerals and mining and a person to be elected by the Committee from among the members referred to in paragraphs (5), (6), and (7) of subsection (a) of this section. (e) The Committee shall develop a national plan for research in Plan, mining and mineral resources, considering ongoing efforts in the universities, the Federal Government, and the private sector, and shall formulate and recommend a program to implement the plan utilizing resources provided for under this Act. The Committee shall submit such plan to the Secretary, the President, and the Congress on or before March 1, 1986, and shall update the plan annually thereafter. (f) Section 10 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) shall not apply to the Committee. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

SEC. 10. (a) The Committee shall determine the eligibility of a 30 USC 1230. college or university to participate as a mining and mineral resources research institute under this Act using criteria which include— (1) the presence of a substantial program of graduate instruction and research in mining or mineral extraction or closely related fields which has a demonstrated history of achievement; (2) evidence of institutional commitment for the purposes of this Act; (3) evidence that such institution has or can obtain significant industrial cooperation in activities within the scope of this Act; and