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112 STAT. 3540 PUBLIC LAW 105-392—NOV. 13, 1998 Deadline. "(1) IN GENERAL. —^A member of the Advisory Committee shall be appointed for a term of 3 years, except that of the members first appointed— "(A) Va of such members shall serve for a term of 1 year; "(B) Vs of such members shall serve for a term of 2 years; and "(C) Vs of such members shall serve for a term of 3 years. " (2) VACANCIES.— "(A) IN GENERAL.—^A vacancy on the Advisory Committee shall be filled in the manner in which the original appointment was made and shall be subject to any conditions which applied with respect to the original appointment. "(B) FILLING UNEXPIRED TERM.—An individual chosen to fill a vacancy shall be appointed for the unexpired term of the member replaced. "(d) DUTIES. —The Advisory Committee shall— "(1) provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary concerning policy and program development and other matters of significance concerning the activities under section 747; and "(2) not later than 3 years after the date of enactment of this section, and annually thereafter, prepare and submit to the Secretary, and the Committee on Labor and Human Resources of the Senate, and the Committee on Commerce of the House of Representatives, a report describing the activities of the Committee, including findings and recommendations made by the Committee concerning the activities under section 747. " (e) MEETINGS AND DOCUMENTS.— "(1) MEETINGS. —The Advisory Committee shall meet not less than 2 times each year. Such meetings shall be held jointly with other related entities established under this title where appropriate. "(2) DOCUMENTS. —Not later than 14 days prior to the convening of a meeting under paragraph (1), the Advisory Committee shall prepare and make available an agenda of the matters to be considered by the Advisory Committee at such meeting. At any such meeting, the Advisory Council shall distribute materials with respect to the issues to be addressed at the meeting. Not later than 30 days after the adjourning of such a meeting, the Advisory Committee shall prepare and make available a summary of the meeting and any actions taken by the Committee based upon the meeting. "(f) COMPENSATION AND EXPENSES. — "(1) COMPENSATION. —Each member of the Advisory Committee shall be compensated at a rate equal to the daily equivalent of the annual rate of basic pay prescribed for level IV of the Executive Schedule under section 5315 of title 5, United States Code, for each day (including travel time) during which such member is engaged in the performance of the duties of the Committee. "(2) EXPENSES. — The members of the Advisory Committee shall be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, at rates authorized for employees of agencies under subchapter I of chapter 57 of title 5, United States