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[74 Stat. 544]
[74 Stat. 544]
PUBLIC LAW 86-000—MMMM. DD, 1960

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PUBLIC LAW 86-669-JULY 14, 1960

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enter into agreements with the Agency in respect of any matter for which such agreements are authorized pursuant to this Act. (d) The provisions of section 355 of the Revised Statutes, as amended (40 U.S.C. 255), shall be applicable to property acquired by the Agency. Proceedings in behalf of the Agency for the condemnation of property in the District of Columbia shall be instituted and maintained under the Act of March 1, 1929 (45 Stat. 1415), as 619 el seq ^^ ^^ amended; and of property elsewhere, under the Act of August 1, 1888, 25 Stat. 357. as amended (40 U.S.C. 257), the Act of February 26, 1931 (46 Stat. 1421 and the following, 40 U.S.C. 258), or any other applicable Act. This subsection shall apply to both real and personal property: Provided, That no action in condemnation of any J)roperty shall be commenced in behalf of the Agency until a reasonable effort has been made to negotiate with the owner of the property. (e^ Subject to the provisions of section 204(c), such sums as shall be required to carry out the purposes of this title are authorized to be appropriated. TITLE III—AUTHORIZATION FOE NEGOTIATION OF INTEESTATE COMPACT SEC. 301. (a) It is the intent of Congress to promote and encourage the solution of problems of a regional character in the National Capital region by means of an interstate compact entered into by the State of Maryland, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia, with the consent of Congress. To further this policy, the consent of Congress is hereby given to the State of Maryland and the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia to negotiate a compact for the establishment of an organization to serve as a means of consultation and cooperation among the Federal, State, and local governments in the National Capital region, to formulate plans and policies for the development of the region, and to perform governmental functions of a regional character, including but not limited to the provision of regional transportation facilities. No such compact shall be binding upon the parties thereto unless and until it has been approved by the Congress. (b) As promptly as practicable after the State of Maryland and the Commonwealth of Virginia have approved a compact for the establishment of an organization empowered to provide regional transportation facilities, the President shall submit to the Congress such recommendations as may be necessary or desirable to transfer to such organization such real and personal property, personnel, records, other assets, and liabilities as are appropriate in order that such organization may assume the functions and duties of the Agency. (c) The President shall appoint a person to participate in the compact negotiations and to represent the United States generally. The Federal representative shall report to the President either directly or through such agency or official of the Government as the President may specify. (d) The Federal representative, if not otherwise employed by the United States, shall receive for his services, when actually engaged in the performance of his duties, compensation at a rate not in excess of the per diem equivalent of the maximum rate for grade 18 of the 5 USC 1071 note. (General Schedule of the Classification Act of 1949, as amended, together with travel expenses as authorized by section 5 of the Act of |0y|^-y|08. August 2, 1946, as amended (6 U.S.C. 73b-2), for persons employed intermittently as consultants or experts and receiving compensation on a per diem when actually employed basis: Provided, That if the