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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 1446

PUBLIC LAW 100-418—AUG. 23, 1988

Technology Policy, and the Director of the National Science Foundation, or their designees, shall serve as members of the Committee. President of U.S. (C) The President, acting through the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, shall appoint, as additional members of the Committee, 4 members from outside the Federal Government who are eminent in the semiconductor industry, and 4 members from outside the Federal Government who are eminent in the fields of technology, defense, and economic development. (D) One of the members appointed under subparagraph (C), as designated by the President at the time of appointment, shall be chairman of the Committee. (2) Funding and administrative support for the Committee shall be provided to the Office of Science and Technology Policy through an arrangement with an appropriate agency or organization designated by the Committee, in accordance with a memorandum of understanding entered into between them. (3) Members of the Committee, other than full-time employees of the Federal Government, while attending meetings of the Committee or otherwise performing duties at the request of the Chairman while away from their homes or regular places of business, shall be allowed travel expenses in accordance with subchapter I of chapter 57 of title 5, United States Code. (4) The Chairman shall call the first meeting of the Committee not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. Reports. (5) At the close of each fiscal year the Committee shall submit to the President and the Congress a report on its activities conducted during such year and its planned activities for the coming year, including specific findings and recommendations with respect to the national semiconductor strategy devised and promulgated under subsection (b)(2)(B). The first report shall include an analysis of those technical areas, including manufacturing, which are of importance to the United States semiconductor industry, and shall make specific recommendations regarding the appropriate Federal role in correcting any deficiencies identified by the analysis. Each report shall include an estimate of the length of time the Committee must continue before the achievement of its purposes and the issuance of its final report. (f) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out the purposes of this section such sums as may be necessary for the fiscal years 1988, 1989, and 1990. 30 USC 1803 SEC. 5143. REVIEW OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PRIORITIES IN note. SUPERCONDUCTORS. President of U.S. (a) NATIONAL COMMISSION ON SUPERCONDUCTIVITY.—The President

shall appoint a National Commission on Superconductivity to review all major policy issues regarding United States applications of recent research advances in superconductors in order to assist the Congress in devising a national strategy, including research and development priorities, the development of which will assure United States leadership in the development and application of superconducting technologies. Ob) MEMBERSHIP.—The membership of the National Commission on Superconductivity shall include representatives of— (1) the National Critical Materials Council, the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the National Science Foundation, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the Department of Energy, the Depart-