2014 US Code
Title 42 - The Public Health and Welfare (Sections 1 - 18445)
Chapter 128 - Hydrogen Research, Development, and Demonstration Program (Sections 12401 - 12408)
Sec. 12407 - Technical panel

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Publication TitleUnited States Code, 2012 Edition, Supplement 2, Title 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
CategoryBills and Statutes
CollectionUnited States Code
SuDoc Class NumberY 1.2/5:
Contained WithinTitle 42 - THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
Sec. 12407 - Technical panel
Containssection 12407
Laws In Effect As Of DateJanuary 5, 2015
Positive LawNo
Source CreditPub. L. 101-566, §108, Nov. 15, 1990, 104 Stat. 2800; Pub. L. 104-271, title I, §102(b), Oct. 9, 1996, 110 Stat. 3305.
Statutes at Large References86 Stat. 770
104 Stat. 2800
110 Stat. 3305
Public and Private LawsPublic Law 92-463, Public Law 101-566, Public Law 104-271

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42 U.S.C. § 12407 (2014)

§12407. Technical panel

(a) Establishment

There is hereby established the Hydrogen Technical Advisory Panel (the "technical panel"), to advise the Secretary on the programs under this chapter.

(b) Membership

The technical panel shall be appointed by the Secretary and shall be comprised of such representatives from domestic industry, universities, professional societies, Government laboratories, financial, environmental, and other organizations as the Secretary deems appropriate based on his assessment of the technical and other qualifications of such representatives. Appointments to the technical panel shall be made within 90 days after November 15, 1990. The technical panel shall have a chairman, who shall be elected by the members from among their number.

(c) Cooperation

The heads of the departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the Executive branch of the Federal Government shall cooperate with the technical panel in carrying out the requirements of this section and shall furnish to the technical panel such information as the technical panel deems necessary to carry out this section.

(d) Review

The technical panel shall review and make any necessary recommendations to the Secretary on the following items—

(1) the implementation and conduct of programs under this chapter; and

(2) the economic, technological, and environmental consequences of the deployment of hydrogen production and use systems.

(e) Support

The Secretary shall provide such staff, funds and other support as may be necessary to enable the technical panel to carry out the functions described in this section.

(Pub. L. 101–566, §108, Nov. 15, 1990, 104 Stat. 2800; Pub. L. 104–271, title I, §102(b), Oct. 9, 1996, 110 Stat. 3305.)


1996—Subsec. (d)(3). Pub. L. 104–271 struck out par. (3) which read as follows: "comments on and recommendations for improvements in the comprehensive 5-year program management plan required under section 12402 of this title."


Advisory panels established after Jan. 5, 1973, to terminate not later than the expiration of the 2-year period beginning on the date of their establishment, unless, in the case of a panel established by the President or an officer of the Federal Government, such panel is renewed by appropriate action prior to the expiration of such 2-year period, or in the case of a panel established by Congress, its duration is otherwise provided for by law. See sections 3(2) and 14 of Pub. L. 92–463, Oct. 6, 1972, 86 Stat. 770, 776, set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

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