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[82 STAT. 869]
[82 STAT. 869]
PUBLIC LAW 90-000—MMMM. DD, 1968

82 STAT. ]

PUBLIC LAW 90-515-SEPT. 26, 1968


together with such comments and recommendations for legislation as he deems appropriate. (c) The Commission shall terminate not later than five years from Jermination date. the effective date of this Act. POWERS OF THE COMMISSION

SEC. 4. (a) The Commission may (1) hold such hearings, sit and act at such times and places, take such testimony, and receive such evidence as it may deem advisable; (2) acquire, furnish, and equip such office space as is necessary; (3) use the United States mails m the same manner and upon the same conditions as other departments and agencies of the United States; (4) without regard to the civil service laws and regulations and without regard to 5 U.S.C., ch. 51, employ 5*\j|'i^*ri'*oii and fix the compensation of such personnel as may be necessary to 5115. carry out the functions of the Commission; (5) procure services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. sec. 3109, at rates not to exceed $100 per diem so Stat. 416. for individuals; (6) purchase, hire, operate, and maintain passenger motor vehicles; (7) enter into contracts or agreements for studies and surveys with public and private organizations and transfer funds to Federal agencies and river basin commissions created pursuant to title II of the Water Resources Planning Act to carry out such aspects ^^ ^tat. 246 42 USC of the Commission's functions as the Commission determines can 1962b-6. 1962bbest be carried out in that manner; and (8) incur such necessary expenses and exercise such other powers as are consistent with and reasonably required to perform its functions under this title. (b) Any member of the Commission is authorized to administer oaths when it is determined by a majority of the Commission that testimony shall be taken or evidence received under oath. POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE CHAIRMAN

SEC. 5. (a) Subject to general policies adopted by the Commission, the Chairman shall be the chief executive of the Commission and shall exercise its executive and administrative powers as set forth in section 4(a)(2) through section 4(a)(8). (b) The Chairman may make such provision as he shall deem appropriate authorizing the performance of any of his executive and administrative functions by the Executive Director or other personnel of the Commission. OTHER FEDERAL AGENCIES

S E C 6. (a) The Commission may, to the extent practicable, utilize the services of the Federal water resource agencies. (b) Upon request of the Commission, the head of any Federal department or agency or river basin commission created pursuant to title II of the Water Resources Planning Act is authorized (1) to furnish to the Commission, to the extent permitted by law and within the limits of available funds, including funds transferred for that purpose pursuant to section 4(a)(7) of this Act, such information as may be necessary for carrying out its functions and as may be available to or procurable by such department or agency, and (2) to detail to temporary duty with this Commission on a reimbursable basis such personnel within his administrative jurisdiction as it may need or believe to be useful for carrying out its functions, each such detail to be without loss of seniority, pay, or other employee status. Financial (c) Financial and administrative services (including those related ^^,,^^^^^^^^„^^ and administrative to budgeting, accounting, financial reporting, personnel, and procure- servic'es^y ment) shall be provided the Commission by the General Services GSA. Administration, for which payment shall be made in advance, or by