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1728 Records, deposit in A r c h i v e s.
Staff director, personnel, cons u l t a n t s, compensation.
80 Stat. 443, 467. 5 USC 5101, 5331, Ante, p. 198-1.
80 Stat. 416. S t u d i e s, contract power; fund transfer.
PUBLIC LAW 91-605-DEC. 31, 1970
report. I t shall cease to exist six months after submission of said report. All records and papers of the Commission shall thereupon be delivered to the Administrator of General Services for deposit in the Archives of the United States. (j) The Chairman of the Commission shall reo[uest the head of each Federal department or independent agency which has an interest in or responsibility with respect to the control of outdoor advertising and of junkyards to appoint, and the head of such department or agency shall appoint, a liaison officer who shall work closely with the Commission and its staff in matters pertaining to this section. (k) In carrying out its duties the Commission shall seek the advice of various groups interested in the problems relating to the control of outdoor advertising and junkyards including, but not limited to, State and local governments, public and private organizations working in the fields of environmental protection and conservation, communications media, commercial advertising interests, industry, education, and labor. (1) The Commission or, on authorization of the Commission, any committee of two or more members may, for the purpose of carrying out the i^rovisions of this section, hold such hearings and sit and act at such times and places as the Commission or such authorized committee may deem advisable. Subpenas for the attendance and testimony of witnesses or the production of written or other matter may be issued only on the authority of the Commission any shall be served by anyone designated by the Chairman of the Commission. (m) The Commission is authorized to secure from any department, agency, or individual instrumentality of the executive branch of the Government any information it deems necessary to carry out its functions under this section and each such department, agency, and instrumentality is authorized and directed to furnish such information to the Commission upon request made by the Chairman. (n) There are hereby authorized to be appropriated such sums, but not more than $200,000, as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this section and such moneys as may be appropriated shall be available to the Commission until expended. (o) The Commission is authorized to appoint and fix the compensation of a staff director, and such additional personnel as may be necessary to enable it to carry out its functions. The Director and personnel may be appointed without regard to provisions of title 5, United States Code, covering appointments in the competitive service, and may be paid without regard to the provisions of chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of such title relating to classification and General Schedule pay rates. Any Federal employees subject to the civil service laws and regulations who may be employed by the Commission shall retain civil service status without interruption or loss of status or privilege. In no event shall the staff director or any other employee receive as compensation an amount in excess of the maximum rate for GS-18 of the General Schedule under section 5332 of title 5, United States Code. In addition, the Commission is authorized to obtain the services of experts and consultants in accordance with section 3109 of title 5, United States Code, but at rates not to exceed $100 per diem for individuals. (p) The Commission is authorized to enter into contracts or agreements for studies and surveys with public and private organizations and, if necessary, to transfer funds to Federal agencies from sums appropriated pursuant to this section to carry out such of its duties as the Commission determines can best be carried out in that manner.