PUBLIC LAW 94-210—FEB. 5, 1976
90 STAT. 49
upon the basis of a further hearing. Any such appeal shall be considered and acted upon by the Commission, or a duly designated division thereof, within 180 days after the date on which such appeal is filed. Any such decision, report, or order shall be stayed pending the determination of such appeal. Such a review shall be conducted in accordance with section 557 of title 5, United States Code, and such rules (limiting and defining the issues and pleadings upon review) as the Commission may adopt in conformance with section 557(b) of such title 5. The Commission may, in its discretion and on such terms and conditions as it may prescribe, authorize duly designated employee boards to perform functions under this paragraph of the same character as those which may be performed by a duly designated division of the Commission (other than the decision of any appeal under this paragraph which may be further appealed to the Commission). "(d) Any decision, order, or requirement of the Commission, or of a duly designated division thereof, shall become effective 30 days after it is served on the parties thereto, unless the Commission provides for such decision, order, or requirement, or any applicable rule, to become effective at an earlier date. Any interested party to a decision, order or requirement of a duly designated division of the Commission may petition the Commission for rehearing, reargument, or other reconsideration, subject to such rules and limitations as the Commission may establish. If the Commission finds that a decision, order, or requirement presents a matter of general transportation importance, or if it finds that clear and convincing new evidence has been presented or that changed circumstances exist which would materially affect such decision, order, or requirement, the Commission may reconsider such decision, order, or requirement, and it may, in its discretion, stay the effective date of such decision, order, or requirement. If the Commission reconsiders a decision, order, or requirement, it must complete the process and issue its final order not more than 120 days after the date on which it grants the application for reconsideration. " (e) The Commission may, in its discretion, extend any time period set forth in this section for a period of not more than 90 days, if a majority of the Commissioners, by public vote, agree to such extension. The Commission shall submit an annual report in writing to each Report to House of Congress setting forth each extension granted pursuant to Congress, this subdivision (classified by the type of proceeding involved), and stating the reasons for each such extension and the duration thereof. "(f) In extraordinary situations in which an extension granted pursuant to subdivision (e) is not sufficient to allow for completion of necessary proceedings, the Commission may, in its discretion, grant a further extension if— "(i) not less than 7 of the Commissioners, by public vote, agree to such further extension; and "(ii) not less than 15 days prior to expiration of the extension granted pursuant to subdivision (e), the Commission reports in writing to the Congress that such further extension has been granted, together with— "(A) a full explanation of the reasons for such further extension; "^B) the anticipated duration of such further extension; "(C) the issues involved in the matter before the Commission; and "(D) the names of personnel of the Commission working on such matter.