15 U.S. Code § 2077 - Chronic Hazard Advisory Panels
The Commission shall appoint Chronic Hazard Advisory Panels (hereinafter referred to as the Panel or Panels) to advise the Commission in accordance with the provisions of section 2080(b) of this title respecting the chronic hazards of cancer, birth defects, and gene mutations associated with consumer products.
The Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Panel shall be elected from among the members and shall serve for the duration of the Panel.
A member of a Panel appointed under subsection (a) shall be paid at a rate not to exceed the daily equivalent of the annual rate of basic pay in effect for grade GS–18 of the General Schedule for each day (including traveltime) during which the member is engaged in the actual performance of the duties of the Panel.
Each Panel shall request information and disclose information to the public, as provided in subsection (h), only through the Commission.
A prior section 2077, Pub. L. 92–573, § 28, Oct. 27, 1972, 86 Stat. 1230, provided for establishment and membership of Product Safety Advisory Council, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 97–35, title XII, § 1205(a)(1), Aug. 13, 1981, 95 Stat. 716.
2008—Pub. L. 110–314, which directed amendment of this section by substituting “the appropriate Congressional committees” for “the Congress” in subsecs. (j)(10)(F) and (k)(1), (2), could not be executed because this section does not contain a subsec. (j) or (k).
1990—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 101–608 inserted “(other than employees of the National Institutes of Health, the National Toxicology Program, or the National Center for Toxicological Research)” after “States”.
Section applicable with respect to regulations under this chapter and chapters 25 and 30 of this title for which notices of proposed rulemaking are issued after Aug. 14, 1981, see section 1215 of Pub. L. 97–35, set out as an Effective Date of 1981 Amendment note under section 2052 of this title.
References in laws to the rates of pay for GS–16, 17, or 18, or to maximum rates of pay under the General Schedule, to be considered references to rates payable under specified sections of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees, see section 529 [title I, § 101(c)(1)] of Pub. L. 101–509, set out in a note under section 5376 of Title 5.
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