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PUBLIC LAW 105-337 —OCT. 31, 1998 112 STAT. 3173 (3) submit the plan so published to public hearing; (4) at least 180 days before the date on which the proposed Notification. project is to commence, provide notification of such project to— (A) employees likely to be affected by the project; and (B) each House of Congress; (5) at least 90 days before the date on which the proposed Reports. project is to commence, provide each House of Congress with a report setting forth the final version of the plan; and (6) at least 60 days before the date on which the proposed project is to commence, inform all employees as to the final version of the plan, including all information relevsint to the making of an election under subsection (h)(2)(A). (c) LIMITATIONS.—No demonstration project under this Act may— (1) provide for a waiver of— (A) any provision of law, rule, or regulation providing for— (i) equal emplojmtient opportunity; (ii) Indian preference; or (iii) veterans' preference; (B) any provision of chapter 23 of title 5, United States Code, or any other provision of such title relating to merit system principles or prohibited personnel practices, or any rule or regulation prescribed under authority of any such provision; or (C) any provision of subchapter II or III of chapter 73 of title 5, United States Code, or any rule or regulation prescribed under authority of any such provision; (2) impose any duty to engage in collective bargaining with respect to— (A) classification of positions; or (B) pay, benefits, or any other form of compensation; or (3) provide that any employee be required to pay dues or fees of any kind to a labor organization as a condition of employment. (d) COMMENCEMENT AND TERMINATION DATES. —Each demonstration project under this Act— (1) shall commence within 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act; and (2) shall terminate by the end of the 5-year period beginning on the date on which such project commences, except that the project may continue beyond the end of such 5-year period— (A) to the extent necessary to validate the results of the project; and (B) to the extent provided for under subsection (h)(2)(B). (e) DISCRETIONARY AUTHORITY TO TERMINATE.— A demonstration project under this Act may be terminated by the Secretary or the president of the institution involved if either determines that the project creates a substantial hardship on, or is not in the best interests of, the institution and its educationsJ goals. (f) EVALUATION.—