Enabling Legislation of the Good Neighbor Environmental Board
Enterprise for the Americas Initiative Act, Public Law 102-532
7 USC Sec. 5404 Good Neighbor Environmental Board
The President shall establish an advisory board to be known as the Good Neighbor Environmental Board (hereinafter in this section referred as the "Board.")
The purpose of the Board shall be to advise the President and the Congress on the need for implementation of the environmental and infrastructure projects (including projects that affect agriculture, rural development, and human nutrition) within the States of the United States contiguous to Mexico in order to improve the quality of life of persons residing on the United States side of the border.
The Board shall be composed of -
(1) representatives from the United States Government, including a representative from the Department of Agriculture and representatives from other appropriate agencies;
(2) representatives from the government of the States of Arizona, California, New Mexico, and Texas; and
(3) representatives from private organizations, including community development, academic, health environmental, and other nongovernmental entities with experience and expertise on environmental and infrastructure problems along the southwest border.
(d) Annual reports to President and Congress
(1) In general
The Board shall submit to the President and the Congress of the United States an annual report on -
(A) the environmental and infrastructure projects referred to in subsection (a) of this section that have been implemented, and
(B) the need for the implementation of additional environmental and infrastructure projects.
(2) Transmission of copies to the Board members
The Board Shall -
(A) transmit to each member of the Board a copy of any report to be submitted pursuant to paragraph (1) at least 14 days before its submission, and
(B) allow each member of the Board to have 14 days within which to prepare and submit supplemental views with respect to the recommendation of the Board for inclusion in such report.
(Pub. L. 102-532, Sec. 6, Oct. 27, 1992, 106 Stat. 3513.)
Section was enacted as part of the Enterprise for the Americas Initiative Act of 1992, and not as part of subtitle F (Sec. 1471 et seq.) of title XIV of Pub. L. 101-624 which comprise this chapter.
DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY
Authority of President under this section delegated to Administrator of Environmental Protection Agency by section 10 of Ex. Ord. No. 12916, May 13, 1994, 59 F.R. 25780, set out as a note under section 3473 of Title 19, Customs Duties.