106 STAT. 4894 PUBLIC LAW 102-581—OCT. 31, 1992 small airports with commercial air service will be taken into consideration. One member of the Commission shall be a citizen representing a consensus among citizen noise groups or noise affected municipalities. (3) TERMS. — Members shall be appointed for the life of the Commission. (4) VACANCIES.— A vacancy in the Conmussion shall be fQled in the manner in which the original appointment was made. (5) TRAVEL EXPENSES.— Members shall serve without pay but shall receive travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, in accordance with sections 5702 and 5703 of title 5, United States Code. (6) CHAIRMAN. — The Chairman of the Commission shall be elected by the members. (f) STAFF. —The Commission may appoint and fix the pay of such personnel as it considers appropriate. (g) STAFF OF FEDERAL AGENCIES.— Upon request of the Commission, the head of any department or agency of the United States may detail, on a reimbursable basis, any of the personnel of that department or agency to the Commission to assist it in carrying out its duties under this section. (h) ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT SERVICES.—Upon the request of the Commission, the Administrator of General Services shall provide to the Commission, on a reimbursable basis, the administrative support services necessary for the Commission to carry out its responsibilities under this section. (i) OBTAINING OFFICIAL DATA.—The Commission may secure directly from any department or agency of the United States information (otiier than information required by any statute of the United States to be kept confidentisd by such department or agency) necessary for the Commission to carry out its duties under tMs section. Upon request of the Commission, the head of that department or agency shall furnish such nonconfidential information to the Commission. (j) REPORT. —Not later than 6 months after the date on which initial appointments of members to the Commission are completed, the Commission shall transmit to the President and Congress a report on the activities of the Commission, including recommendations made by the Commission under subsection (c)(2). (k) TERMINATION. —The Commission shall terminate on the 180th day following the date of transmittal of the report under subsection (j). All records and papers of the Commission shall thereupon be delivered by the Administrator of General Services for deposit in the National Archives. SEC. 205. STRENGTHENING OF COMPETITION. Section 102 of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 (49 U.S.C. App. 1302) is amended by adding at the end the foUoMdng new subsection:
- (c) STRENGTHENING OF COMPETITION.— In selecting an air carrier to provide foreign air transportation from among competing
applicants to provide such transportation, the Secretary shall consider the strengthening of competition among air carriers operating in the United States m order to prevent undue concentration in the air carrier industry, in addition to considering the factors specified in subsections (a) and (b) of this section.".