Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 5.djvu/986

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114 STAT. 3000 PUBLIC LAW 106-569—DEC. 27, 2000 "(III) administer the consensus development and interpretation process for procedural and enforcement regulations and regulations specifying the permissible scope and conduct of monitoring until the termination of that agreement. "(B) COMPETITIVELY PROCURED CONTRACT. — Upon the expiration of the 4-year period beginning on the date on which all members of the consensus committee are appointed under paragraph (3), the Secretary shall, using competitive procedures (as such term is defined in section 4 of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act), enter into a competitively awarded contract with an administering organization. The administering organization shall administer the consensus process for the development and interpretation of the Federal standards, the procedural and enforcement regulations, and regulations specifying the permissible scope and conduct of monitoring, in accordance with this title. "(C) PERFORMANCE REVIEW.— The Secretary— "(i) shall periodically review the performance of the administering organization; and "(ii) may replace the administering organization with another qualified technical or building code organization, pursuant to competitive procedures, if the Secretary determines in writing that the administering organization is not fulfilling the terms of the agreement or contract to which the administering organization is subject or upon the expiration of the agreement or contract. "(3) CONSENSUS COMMITTEE.— "(A) PURPOSE. —There is established a committee to be known as the 'consensus committee', which shall, in accordance with this title— "(i) provide periodic recommendations to the Secretary to adopt, revise, and interpret the Federal manufactured housing construction and safety standards in accordance with this subsection; "(ii) provide periodic recommendations to the Secretary to adopt, revise, and interpret the procedural and enforcement regulations, including regulations specifying the permissible scope and conduct of monitoring in accordance with subsection (b); "(iii) be organized and carry out its business in a manner that guarantees a fair opportunity for the expression and consideration of various positions and for public participation; and "(iv) be deemed to be an advisory committee not composed of Federal employees. " (B) MEMBERSHIP.—The consensus committee shall be composed of— "(i) twenty-one voting members appointed by the Secretary, after consideration of the recommendations of the administering organization, from among individuals who are qualified by background and experience to participate in the work of the consensus committee; and