102 STAT. 2596 Records. Public information.
PUBLIC LAW 100-519—OCT. 24, 1988
(1) establish and maintain a permanent repository of nonclassified scientific, technical, and engineering information; (2) cooperate and coordinate its operations with other Government scientific, technical, and engineering information programs; (3) make selected bibliographic information products available in a timely manner to depository libraries as part of the Depository Library Program of the Government Printing Office; (4) in conjunction with the private sector as appropriate, collect, translate into English, and disseminate unclassified foreign scientific, technical, and engineering information; (5) implement new methods or media for the dissemination of scientific, technical, and engineering information; and (6) carry out the functions and activities of the Secretary under the Act entitled "An Act to provide for the dissemination of technological, scientific, and engineering information to American business and industry, and for other purposes" enacted September 9, 1950, and the functions and activities of the Secretary performed through the National Technical Information Service as of the date of enactment of this Act under the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980. (f) NOTIFICATION OP CONGRESS.—(1) The Secretary of Commerce and the Director shall keep the appropriate committees of Congress fully and currently informed about all activities related to the cari-jnng out of the functions of the Service, including changes in fee policies. (2) Within 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Commerce shall submit to the Congress a report on the current fee structure of the Service, including an explanation of the basis for the fees, taking into consideration all applicable costs, and the adequacy of the fees, along with reasons for the declining sales at the Service of scientific, technical, and engineering publications. Such report shall explain any actions planned or taken to increase such sales at reasonable fees. (3) The Secretary shall submit an annual report to the Congress which shall— (A) summarize the operations of the Service durii^ the preceding year, including financial details and staff levels broken down by major activities; (B) detail the operating plan of the Service, including specific expense and staff needs, for the upcoming year; (Q set forth details of modernization progress made in the preceding year; (D) descnbe the long-term modernization plans of the Service; and (E) include the results of the most recent annual audit carried out under subsection (d). (4) The Secretary shall also give the Congress detailed advance notice of not less than 30 calendar days of— (A) any proposed reduction-in-force; OB) any joint venture or cooperative agreement which involves a financial incentive to the joint venturer or contractor; and (C) any change in the operating plan submitted under paragraph (3)(B) which would result in a variation from such plan with respect to expense levels of more than 10 percent.