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PUBLIC LAW 100-000—MMMM. DD, 1988

PUBLIC LAW 100-519—OCT. 24, 1988

102 STAT. 2595

(C) Enter into contracts for the performance of part or all of Contracts. the functions performed by the Promotion Division of the Service prior to the date of the enactment of this Act. The details of any such contract, and a statement of its effect on the operations and personnel of the Service, shall be provided to the appropriate committees of the Congress 30 days in advance of the execution of such contract. (D) Employ such personnel as may be necessary to conduct the business of the Service. An increase or decrease in the personnel of the Service shall not affect or be affected by any ceilings on the number or grade of personnel. (2) The functions and activities of the Service specified in subsection (e)(1) through (6) are permanent Federal functions to be carried out by the Secretary through the Service and its employees, and shall not be transferred from the Service, by contract or otherwise, to the private sector on a permanent or temporary basis without express approval of the Congress. Functions or activities— (A) for the procurement of supplies, materials, and equipment by the Service; (B) referred to in paragraph (I)(C); or (C) to be performed through joint ventures or cooperative agreements which do not result in a reduction in the Federal workforce of the affected programs of the service, shall not be considered functions or activities for purposes of this paragraph. (3) For the purposes of this subsection, the term "net revenues" means the excess of revenues and receipts from any source, other than royalties and other income described in section 13(a)(4) of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. 3710c(a)(4)), over operating expenses. (4) Section 11(h) of the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 is repealed. 15 USC 3710. (b) DiHBCTOR OF THE SERVICE.—The management of the Service shall be vested in a Director who shall report to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Technology and the Secretary of Commerce. (c) AovisoRT BoABD.—(1) There is established the Advisory Board Establishment. of the National Technical Information Service, which shall be comof a chairman and four other members appointed by the (2) In appointing members of the Advisory Board the Secretary shall solicit reoonunendations from the major users and beneficiaries of the Service's activities and shall select individuals experienced in providing or utilizing technical information. (3) The Advisory Board shall review the general policies and operations of the Service, including policies in connection with fees and charges for its services, and shall advise the Secretary and the Director with respect thereto. (4) The Advisory Board sbaU. meet at the call of the Secretary, but not less often than once each six months. (d) AUDITS.—The Secretary of Commerce shall provide for annual independent audits of the Service's financial statements b ^ ^ n i n g with fiscal year 1988, to be conducted in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. (e) FUNCTIONS.—The Secretary of Commerce, acting through the Service, shall—