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WC Sec 79470-79471 Independent Science Board (CALIFORNIA BAY-DELTA AUTHORITY -- CALIFORNIA BAY-DELTA AUTHORITY ACT)
79470. (a) The lead scientist shall nominate, and the authority
shall establish, a board of independent scientists, to be known as
the Independent Science Board, that shall advise and make
recommendations to the authority and the Bay-Delta Public Advisory
Committee, as appropriate, on the science relative to implementation
of all program elements.
(b) The authority may recognize an existing board of independent
scientists as members of the board required by this section.
(c) The authority shall respond in writing to the advice and
reviews prepared by the Independent Science Board.
79471. The lead scientist may establish, consistent with
subdivision (c) of Section 79403.5 and in cooperation with the
implementing agencies, additional independent science panels to
assist the implementing agencies and the authority by reviewing and
providing advice on scientific issues associated with individual
program elements, reviewing multiple program actions within
scientific geographic areas, and defining the state of knowledge
relative to specific scientific issues. Members of additional
independent science panels may also be members of the Independent