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109 STAT. 932 PUBLIC LAW 104-88 —DEC. 29, 1995 49 USC 15101 note. by that carrier are considered to be the actions and omissions of that carrier as well as that individual.". (b) GAO REPORT. — Within 3 years after the effective date of this Act, the Comptroller General shall transmit to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives a report regarding the impact of regulations under part C of title 49, United States Code, on the competitiveness of pipelines and recommend whether to continue, revise, or sunset such regulations. Congress shall take into account the findings of this report when considering the Board's reauthorization. TITLE II—SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD SEC. 201. TITLE 49 AMENDMENT. (a) AMENDMENT. — Subtitle I of title 49, United States is amended by adding at the end the following new chapter: Code, "CHAPTER 7—SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD "SUBCHAPTER I—ESTABLISHMENT "Sec. "701. Establishment of Board. "702. Functions. "703. Administrative provisions. "704. Annual report. "705. Authorization of appropriations. "706. Reporting official action. "SUBCHAPTER II—ADMINISTRATIVE "721. Powers. "722. Board action. "723. Service of notice in Board proceedings. "724. Service of process in court proceedings. "725. Administrative support. "726. Railroad-Shipper Transportation Advisory Council. "727. Definitions. President. " SUBCHAPTER I—ESTABLISHMENT "§ 701. Establishment of Board "(a) ESTABLISHMENT.— There is hereby established within the Department of Transportation the Surface Transportation Board. "(b) MEMBERSHIP.—(1) The Board shall consist of 3 members, to be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. Not more than 2 members may be appointed from the same political party. "(2) At any given time, at least 2 members of the Board shall be individuals with professional standing and demonstrated knowledge in the fields of transportation or transportation regulation, and at least one member shall be an individual with professional or business experience (including agriculture) in the private sector. "(3) The term of each member of the Board shall be 5 years and shall begin when the term of the predecessor of that member ends. An individual appointed to fill a vacancy occurring before the expiration of the term for which the predecessor of that individual was appointed, shall be appointed for the remainder of that