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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 2322

PUBLIC LAW 98-501—OCT. 19, 1984

(e) The Council shall meet at the call of the Chairman or a majority of its members. (f) Members of the Council shall be appointed for the life of the Council. (g) Members of the Council shall serve without pay, except that they shall receive per diem and travel expenses in accordance with section 5703 of title 5, United States Code. DIRECTOR AND STAFF

42 USC 3121 note.

SEC. 105. (a) The Council shall have a director who shall be appointed by the Council and shall be paid at a rate not to exceed the rate of basic pay payable to level V of the Executive Schedule. (b) The Council may appoint and fix the pay of such additional personnel as the Council considers appropriate. (c) The director and staff of the Council may be appointed without regard to the provisions of title 5, United States Code, governing appointments in the competitive service and may be made without regard to the provisions of chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 5 USC 5101 et 53 of such title relating to classification and General Schedule pay seq., 5331. rates. Any Federal employee subject to the civil service laws and regulations who may be employed by the Council shall retain civil service status without interruption or loss of status or privilege. In no event shall any employee of the Council other than the staff director receive as compensation an amount in excess of the maxi5 USC 5332 note, mum rate of basic pay payable for GS-18 of the General Schedule. POWERS OF THE COUNCIL

42 USC 3121 note.

Contracts with U.S.

SEC 106. (a) Upon request of the Council, the head of any Federal agency may detail, on a reimbursable basis, any of the personnel of such agency to the Council to assist the Council in carrying out its duties under this title. 03) Upon request of the Council, the Secretary of the Army, acting through the Chief of Engineers, shall provide, on a reimbursable basis, such office space, supplies, equipment, and other support services to the Council and its staff as may be necessary for the Council to carry out its duties under this title. (c) The Council may secure directly from any department or agency of the United States information necessary to enable it to carry out this title. Upon request of the Chairman of the Council, the head of such department or agency shall furnish such information to the Council. (d) The Council or any member authorized by the Council may, for the purpose of carrying out this title, hold such hearings, sit and act at such time and places, take such testimony, have such printing and binding done, enter into such contracts and other arrangements (with or without consideration or bond, to such extent or in such amounts as are provided in appropriation Acts, and without regard to section 3709 of the Revised Statutes (41 U.S.C. 5)), make such expenditures, and take such other actions as the Council or such member may deem advisable to carry out this title. Any member of the Council may administer oaths or affirmations to witnesses appearing before the Council or before such member. .T\0^^