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PUBLIC LAW 103-182—DEC. 8, 1993 107 STAT. 2169 (iv) other appropriate entities with relevant expertise. (B) REPRESENTATION.— Each of the categories described in clauses (i) through (iv) of subparagraph (A) shall be represented by no fewer than 1 and no more than 3 members of the Advisory Committee. (3) FUNCTION.—It shall be the function of the Advisory Committee— (A) to provide advice to the President regarding the implementation of the community adjustment and investment program, including advice on the guidelines to be established by the Presicfent for the loans and loan guarantees to be made pursuant to subsection (a)(4), advice on identifying the needs for adjustment assistance and investment in support of the goals and objectives of the Agreement, taking into account economic and geographic considerations, and advice on such other matters as may be requested by the President; and (B) to review on a regular basis the operation of the community adjustment and investment program and provide the President with the conclusions of its review. (4) TERMS OF MEMBERS. — (A) IN GENERAL.— Each member of the Advisory Committee shall serve at the pleasure of the President. (B) CHAlRPERSON.The President shall appoint a chairperson from among the members of the Advisory Committee. (C) MEETINGS.— The Advisory Committee shall meet at least annually and at such other times as requested by the President or the chairperson. A msgority of the members of the Advisory Committee shall constitute a quorum. (D) REIMBIFRSEMENT FOR EXPENSES. —The members of the Advisory Committee may receive reimbursement for travel, per diem, and other necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties, in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. (E) STAFF AND FACILITIES.— The Advisory Committee may utilize the facilities and services of employees of any Federal agency without cost to the Advisory Committee, and any such agency is authorized to provide services as requested by the Committee. (c) OMBUDSMAN.— ^llie President shall appoint an ombudsman to provide the public with an opportunity to participate in the carrying out of the community adjustment and investment program. (1) FUNCTION. —It shall be the fimction of the ombudsman— (A) to establish procedures for receiving comments from the general public on the operation of the community adjustment and investment program, to receive such comments, and to provide the President with summaries of the public comments; and (B) to perform an independent inspection and programmatic audit of the operation of the community adjustment and investment program and to provide the President with the conclusions of its investigation and audit. (2) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. —T here are authorized to be appropriated to the President, or such agency as