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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

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PUBLIC LAW 98-373—JULY 31, 1984

98 STAT. 1253

ber's or employee's attendance at any conference, seminar, or similar meeting. POSITION A N D AUTHORITIES OF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

SEC. 208. (a) There shall be an Executive Director (hereinafter referred to as the "Director"), who shall be chief administrator of the Council. The Director shall be appointed by the Council full time and shall be paid at the rate not to exceed the rate of basic pay provided for level III of the Executive Schedule. (b) The Director is authorized— (1) to employ such personnel as may be necessary for the Council to carry out its duties and functions under this title, but not to exceed twelve compensated employees; (2) to obtain the services of experts and consultants in accordance with the provisions of section 3109 of title 5, United States Code; and (3) to develop, subject to approval by the Council, rules and regulations necessary to carry out the purposes of this title. (c) In exercising his responsibilities and duties under this title, the Director— (1) may consult with representatives of academia, industry, labor. State and local governments, and other groups; and (2) shall utilize to the fullest extent possible the services, facilities, and information (including statistical information) of public and private agencies, organizations, and individuals. (d) Notwithstanding section 367(b) of the Revised Statutes (31 U.S.C. 665(b)), the Council may utilize voluntary and uncompensated labor and services in carrying out its duties and functions.

30 USC 1807.

31 USC 1342.

RESPONSIBILITIES A N D DUTIES OF THE DIRECTOR

SEC. 209. In carrying out his functions the Director shall assist and advise the Council on policies and programs of the Federal Government affecting critical and advanced materials by— (1) providing the professional and administrative staff and support for the Council; (2) assisting the Federal agencies and departments in appraising the effectiveness of existing and proposed facilities, programs, policies, and activities of the Federal Government, including research and development, which affect critical materials availability and needs; (3) cataloging, as fully as possible, research and development activities of the Government, private industry, and public and private institutions; and (4) initiating Government and private studies and analyses, including those to be conducted by or under the auspices of the Council, designed to advance knowledge of critical or advanced materials issues and develop alternative proposals, including research and development, to resolve national critical materials problems.

30 USC 1808.

AUTHORITY

SEC. 210. The Council is authorized— 30 USC 1809. (1) to establish such internal rules and regulations as may be Regulations. necessary for its operation;