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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 42 -MAR . 30, 1949 Ante, p. 22 . Filing of recommen- dation in Emergency Court of Appeals. Finality of decree. 62 Stat. 97. 50U.S.C., Supp. II, app. §1894(e) (5) (A). Post, p. 29. 62 Stat. 98. 50 U. S. C., Supp. II, app. 1894 (e) (). 61 Stat. 199. 50 U. S. C., Spp. II, app. §1894 (f). Terminationof title. sentence of section 204 (c)) on his own initiative. The Clerk of the Emergency Court of Appeals shall notify the Housing Expediter in writing of the filing of any such complaint promptly after it has been so filed. Within fifteen days after the receipt of such notice by the Housing Expediter, the Housing Expediter shall file such recom- mendation or decision in the Emergency Court of Appeals, together with the record and statement of findings of the local board or of the Housing Expediter and such statement as the Housing Expediter may desire to make as to his views on the matter. The statement of the Housing Expediter may be accompanied by such supporting informa- tion as the Housing Expediter deems appropriate. Thereupon, the Emergency Court of Appeals shall have jurisdiction to enter, within sixty days after the date of its receipt of such recommendation or decision from the Housing Expediter (or within such additional period of not more than thirty days as the court may find necessary in exceptional cases), an order approving or disapproving the recom- mendation of the local board or decision of the Housing Expediter. The recommendation, record, and statement of findings of the local board or decision, record, and statement of findings of the Housing Expediter, as the case may be, together with the statement and sup- porting information filed by the Housing Expediter, shall constitute the record before the court. If the court determines that the recom- mendation or decision is not in accordance with law, or that the evi- dence in the record before the court, including such additional evidence as may be adduced before the court, is not of sufficient weight to justify such recommendation or decision, the court shall enter an order disapproving such recommendation or decision; otherwise it shall enter an order approving such recommendation or decision. The judgment and decree of the court shall be final. The powers here- tofore granted by law to the Emergency Court of Appeals are hereby continued for purposes of exercise of the jurisdiction granted by this subsection. The court shall prescribe rules governing its procedure in such manner as to expedite the determination of cases of which it has jurisdiction, under this paragraph. The Housing Expediter, the local board, representative groups of interested parties, and representatives of the State or States involved, shall be granted, to the extent deter- mined by the court, an opportunity to be heard, by pleadings or other- wise with right to be represented by counsel." (f) (1) The proviso contained in section 204 (e) (5) (A) of such Act, as amended, is amended by striking out "provisions of section 209" and inserting in lieu thereof "regulations and orders with respect to practices relating to the recovery of possession of housing accom- modations issued under section 209". (2) The first sentence of section 204 (e) (6) of such Act, as amended, is amended by inserting a period immediately after the word "sub- section and by striking out the remainder of the sentence. (g) Section 204 (f) of such Act, as amended, is amended to read as follows: "(f) The provisions of this title shall cease to be in effect at the close of June 30, 1950, or upon the date of a proclamation by the President or upon the date specified in a concurrent resolution by the two Houses of the Congress, declaring that the further continuance of the authority granted by this title is not necessary because of the existence of an emergency, whichever date is the earlier; except that as to rights or liabilities incurred prior to such termination date, the provisions of this title and regulations, orders, and requirements thereunder shall be treated as still remaining in force for the purpose of sustainingany proper suit or action with respect to any such right or liability.' - 24 [63 STAT.