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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

PUBLIC LAW 100-418—AUG. 23, 1988

102 STAT. 1431

(2) prepare and issue predictions of electromagnetic wave propagation conditions and warnings of disturbances in such conditions; (3) investigate conditions which affect the transmission of radio waves from their source to a receiver and the compilation and distribution of information on such transmission of radio waves as a basis for choice of frequencies to be used in radio operations; (4) conduct research and analysis in the general field of telecommunications sciences in support of assigned functions and in support of other Government agencies; (5) investigate nonionizing electromagnetic radiation and its uses, as well as methods and procedures for measuring and assessing electromagnetic environments, for the purpose of developing and coordinating policies and procedures affecting Federal Government use of the electromagnetic spectrum for telecommunications purposes; (6) compile, evaluate, publish, and otherwise disseminate general scientific and technical data resulting from the performance of the functions specified in this section or from other sources when such data are important to science, engineering, or industry, or to the general public, and are not available . elsewhere; and (7) undertake such other activities similar to those specified in this subsection as the Secretary of Commerce determines appropriate. (c) DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTE.—(1) Section 5 of the Act of March 3,

1901 (15 U.S.C. 274) is amended to read as follows: "SEC. 5. The Director shall be appointed by the President, by and President of U.S. with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Director shall have the general supervision of the Institute, its equipment, and the exercise of its functions. The Director shall make an annual report Reports, to the Secretary of Commerce. The Director may issue, when necessary, bulletins for public distribution, containing such information as may be of value to the public or facilitate the exercise of the functions of the Institute. The Director shall be compensated at the rate in effect for level IV of the Executive Schedule under section 5315 of title 5, United States Code. Until such time as the Director assumes office under this section, the most recent Director of the National Bureau of Standards shall serve as Director.". (2) Section 5315 of title 5, United States Code, is amended by striking "National Bureau of Standards" and inserting in lieu thereof "National Institute of Standards and Technolc^y". (d) ORGANIZATION PLAN.—(1) At least 60 days before its effective 15 USC 272 note, date and within 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, an initial organization plan for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (hereafter in this part referred to as the "Institute") shall be submitted by the Director of the Institute (hereafter in this part referred to as the "Director") after consultation with the Visiting (Committee on Advanced Technology, to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate. Such plan shall— (A) establish the major operating units of the Institute; (B) assign each of the activities listed in section 2(c) of the Act of March 3, 1901, and all other functions and activities of the