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PUBLIC LAW 95-000—MMMM. DD, 1977

91 STAT. 596

PUBLIC LAW 95-91—AUG. 4, 1977 PR()( KDURES APPLICABLE TO REPORTS

Reports, availability to public. 42 USC 7217. Fee.

Audit.

Findings and waivers file, availability to public.

SEC. 607. (a)(1) P^xcept as provided in this section, the Secretary shall make each report tiled with him nnder section 603, 604, or 605 available to the public within thirty days after the receipt of such report, and shall provide a copy of any such report to any person upon written request. ("2) The Secretary may require any person receiving a copy of any report to pay a reasonable fee in any amount wdiich the Secretary finds necessary to recover the cost of reproduction or mailing of such report, excluding any salary of any employee involved in such reproduction or mailing. The Secretary may furnish a copy of any such report without charge, or at a reduced charge, if he determines that waiver or reduction of the fee is in the public interest because furnishing the information primarily benefits the public. (3) Any report received by the Secretary shall be held in his custody and made available to the public for a period of six years after receipt by the Secretary of such report. After such six-year period, the Secretary shall destroy any such report. (b) The Civil Service Commission shall, under such regulations as are prescribed by the Commission, conduct, on a random basis, a sufficient number of audits of the reports filed pursuant to sections 603, 604, and 605, as deemed necessary and appropriate in order to monitor the accuracy and completeness of such reports. (c) The Secretary shall maintain a file containing all findings and waivers made by him pursuant to section 602(c), 603(c), 6 0 5 (a), or 606(c) and all such findings and waivers shall be available for public inspection and copying at all times during regular working hours in accordance wnth the procedures of this section. SANCTIONS

42 USC 7218.

SEC. 608. (a) Any individual who is subject to, and knowingly violates, section 608 shall be fined not more than $2,500 or imprisoned not more than one year, or both. (b) Any individual who violates section 602, 603, 604, 605, or 606 shall be subject to a civil penalty, assessed by the Secretary in accordance with applicable law or by any district court of the United States, not to exceed $10,000 for each violation. (c) Notwithstanding any penalty imposed under subsection (a), any violation of section 605(a) shall be taken into consideration in deciding the outcome of any Department proceeding in connection with wdiich the prohibited appearance, attendance, communication, or submission was made. (d) Nothing in this title shall be deemed to limit the operation of section 207 or section 208 of title 18, United States Code. Nor shall any waiver issued pursuant to section 602(c) constitute a waiver of the requirements of such provision. "

P A R T B — P E R S O N N E L PROVISIONS OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES

42 USC 7231.

SEC. 621. (a) I n the performance of his functions the Secretary is authorized to appoint and fix the compensation of such officers and employees, including attorneys, as may be necessary to carry out such functions. Except as otherwise provided in this section, such officers