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108 STAT. 440 PUBLIC LAW 103-236—APR. 30, 1994 (2) Such broadcasting service shall be referred to as "Radio Free Asia". (b) FUNCTIONS. —Radio Free Asia shall— (1) provide accurate and timely information, news, and commentary about events in the respective countries of Asia and elsewhere; and (2) be a forum for a variety of opinions and voices from vtrithin Asian nations whose people do not fully ei\ioy freedom of expression. (c) SUBMISSION OF DETAILED PLAN FOR RADIO FREE ASIA.— (1) No grant may be awarded to carry out this section unless the Board, through the Director of the United States Information Agency, has submitted to Congress a detailed plan for the establishment and operation of Radio Free Asia, including— (A) a description of the manner in which Radio Free Asia would meet the funding limitations provided in subsection (d)(4); (B) a description of the numbers and qualifications of employees it proposes to hire; and (C) how it proposes to meet the technical requirements for carrying out its responsibilities under this section. (2) The plan required by paragraph (1) shall be submitted not later than 90 days after the date on which all members of the Board are confirmed. (3) No grant may be awarded to carry out the provisions of this section unless the plan submitted by the Board includes a certification by the Board that Radio Free Asia can be established and operated within the funding limitations provided for in subsection (d)(4) and subsection (d)(5). (4) If the Board determines that a Radio Free Asia cannot be established or operated effectively within the funding limitations provided for in this section, the Board may submit, through the Director of the United States Information AgenQr, an alternative plan and such proposed changes in legislation as may be necessary to the appropriate congressional committees. (d) GRANT AGREEMENT. —Any grant agreement or grants under this section shall be subject to the following limitations and restrictions: (I)(A) The Bo£urd may not meike any grant to Radio Free Asia unless the headquarters of Radio Free Asia and its senior administrative and managerial staff are in a location which ensures economy, operational effectiveness, and accountability to the Board. Reports. (B) Not later than 90 days after confirmation of the Board, the Board shall provide a report to Congress on the number of administrative, managerial, and technical staff of Radio Free Asia who will be located within the metropolitan area of Washington, D.C., and the number of employees whose principal place of business will be located outside the metropolitan area of Washington, D.C. (2) Any grant agreement under this section shall require that any contract entered into by Radio Free Asia shall specify that all obligations are assumed by Radio Free Asia and not by the United States Government, and shall further specify that funds to carry out the activities of Radio Free Asia may not be available after September 30, 1999.