Powers and duties of Secretary
The Secretary shall—
develop through research, new and more efficient methods of mining, preparing, and utilizing coal;
contract for, sponsor, cosponsor, and promote the coordination of, research with recognized interested groups, including but not limited to, coal trade associations, coal research associations, educational institutions, and agencies of States and political subdivisions of States;
establish technical advisory committees composed of recognized experts in various aspects of coal research to assist in the examination and evaluation of research progress and of all research proposals and contracts and to insure the avoidance of duplication of research; and
cooperate to the fullest extent possible with other departments, agencies, and independent establishments of the Federal Government and with State governments, and with all other interested agencies, governmental and nongovernmental.
[Pub. L. 86–599, § 2], July 7, 1960, [74 Stat. 336]; [Pub. L. 109–58, title X, § 1009(a)(1)(B)], Aug. 8, 2005, [119 Stat. 934].)