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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

102 STAT. 1460

PUBLIC LAW 100-418—AUG. 23, 1988 information to the public unless such agency is authorized to disclose such information pursuant to Federal law.

Reports.

(d) CONSULTATION WITH THE PRESIDENT AND THE CONGRESS.—No

later than 60 days after the initial members are appointed to the Council, the Council shall submit a report to the President, the Senate Grovernmental Affairs Committee, and the appropriate committees of the House of Representatives and of the Senate, that proposes the type and scope of activities the Council shall undertake, including the extent to which the Council will coordinate activities with other advisory committees relating to trade and competitiveness in order to maximize the effectiveness of the Council. (e) GIFTS.—The Council may accept, use, and dispose of gifts or donations of services or property. (1) USE OF THE MAILS.—The Council may use the United States mails in the same manner and under the same conditions as other Federal agencies. (g) ADMINISTRATIVE AND SUPPORT SERVICES.—The Administrator of General Services shall provide to the Council, on a reimbursable basis, such administrative and support services as the Council may request. (h) SUBCOUNCILS.—

Termination date.

(1) The Council may establish, for such period of time as the Council determines appropriate, subcouncils of public and private leaders to analyze specific competitive issues. (2) Any such subcouncil shall include representatives of business, labor, government, and other individuals or representatives of groups whose participation is considered by the Council to be important to developing a full understanding of the subject with which the subcouncil is concerned. (3) Any such subcouncil shall include a representative of the Federal Government. (4) Any such subcouncil shall assess the actual or potential competitiveness problems facing the industry or the specific policy issues with which the subcouncil is concerned and shall formulate specific recommendations for responses by business, government, and labor— (A) to encourage adjustment and modernization of the industry involved; (B) to monitor and facilitate industry responsiveness to opportunities identified under section 52080)X1XB); (C) to encourage the ability of the industry involved to compete in markets identified under section 520803X1XC); or (D) to alleviate the problems in a specific policy area facing more than one industry. (5) Any discussion held by any subcouncil shall not be considered to violate any Federal or State antitrust law. (6) Any discussion held by any subcouncil shall not be subject to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, except that a Federal representative shall attend all subcouncil meetings. (7) Any subcouncil shall terminate 30 days after making recommendations, unless the Council specifically requests that the subcouncil continue in operation. (i) APPLICABILITY OF ADVISORY COMMITTEE ACT.—The provisions of subsections (e) and (f) of section 10, of the Federal Advisory Committee Act shall not apply to the Council.