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PUBLIC LAW 96-000—MMMM. DD, 1980

94 STAT. 2704

Council meeting.

Annual work program budget, availability. Personnel detail.

Administrative services.

Information to Congress.

Compensation and other expenses, payment.

16 USC 838 note. 16 USC 838i. Document

PUBLIC LAW 96-501—DEC. 5, 1980

(A) a majority of the members appointed to the Council, including the vote of at least one member from each State with members on the Council; or (B) at least six members of the Council, (3) The Council shall meet at the call of the Chairman or upon the request of any three members of the Council. If any member of the Council disagrees with respect to any matter transmitted to any Federal or State official or any other person or wishes to express additional views concerning such matter, such member may submit a statement to accompany such matter setting forth the reasons for such disagreement or views. (4) The Council shall determine its organization and prescribe its practices and procedures for carrying out its functions and responsibilities under this Act. The Council shall make available to the public a statement of its organization, practices, and procedures, and make available to the public its annual work program budget at the time the President submits his annual budget to Congress. (5) Upon request of the Council established pursuant to subsection (b) of this section, the head of any Federal agency is authorized to detail or assign to the Council, on a reimbursable basis, any of the personnel of such agency to assist the Council in the performance of its functions under this Act. (6) At the Council's request, the Administrator of the General Services Administration shall furnish the Council established pursuant to subsection Q)) of this section with such offices, equipment, supplies, and services in the same manner and to the same extent as such Administrator is authorized to furnish to any other Federal agency or instrumentality such offices, supplies, equipment, and services. (7) Upon the request of the Congress or any committee thereof, the Council shall promptly provide to the Congress, or to such committee, any record, report, document, material, and other information which is in the possession of the Council. (8) To obtain such information and advice as the Council determines to be necessary or appropriate to carry out its functions and responsibilities pursuant to this Act, the Council shall, to the greatest extent practicable, solicit engineering, economic, social, environmental, and other technical studies from customers of the Administrator and from other bodies or organizations in the region with particular expertise. (9) The Administrator and other Federal agencies, to the extent authorized by other provisions of law, shall furnish the Council all information requested by the Council as necessary for performance of its functions, subject to such requirements of law concerning trade secrets and proprietary data as may be applicable. (lOXA) At the request of the Council, the Administrator shall pay from funds available to the Administrator the compensation and other expenses of the Council as are authorized by this Act, including the reimbursement of those States with members on the Council for services and personnel to assist in preparing a plan pursuant to subsection (d) and a program pursuant to subsection (h) of this section, as the Council determines are necessary or appropriate for the performance of its functions and responsibilities. Such payments shall be included by the Administrator in his annual budgets submitted to Congress pursuant to the Federal Columbia River Transmission System Act and shall be subject to the requirements of that Act, including the audit requirements of section 11(d) of such Act. The records, reports, and other documents of the Council shall be availa-