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HR 2123 IH
101st CONGRESS
1st Session
 H. R. 2123
To amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to extend coverage of certain
requirements relating to asbestos in schools to include public and commercial
buildings and to strengthen such requirements.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 26, 1989
Mr. FLORIO (for himself, Mr. ROE, Mr. OWENS of New York, and Mr. SIKORSKI)
introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy
and Commerce
A BILL
To amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to extend coverage of certain
requirements relating to asbestos in schools to include public and commercial
buildings and to strengthen such requirements.
  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
  States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
  This Act may be cited as the `Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Amendments
  of 1989'.
SEC. 2. AMENDMENTS TO ASBESTOS-IN-SCHOOLS PROVISIONS OF TSCA.
  (a) LIMITATION ON ASBESTOS CONTRACTORS- (1) Paragraph (2) of section 203(i)
  of the Toxic Substances Control Act (15 U.S.C. 2643(i)) is amended--
  (A) by striking out `(2) STATEMENT BY CONTRACTOR- A local educational agency
  may require each management plan to' and inserting in lieu thereof the
  following: `(2) INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF MANAGEMENT PLAN- (A) The regulations
  shall require that each management plan';
  (B) by striking out the last sentence; and
  (C) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
  `(B) A person may not have a financial interest in the contractor who signs
  the statement under subparagraph (A) if such person has a financial interest
  in any contractor who both prepares or assists in preparing the management
  plan and implements or assists in implementing (or will implement or assist)
  the management plan.'.
  (2) The amendments made by this subsection shall apply with respect to
  any management plan submitted to a State Governor after the date of the
  enactment of this Act.
  (b) TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPE- Section 203 of such Act is amended
  by adding at the end the following new subsection:
  `(n) AIR MONITORING- The Administrator shall promulgate regulations under
  this section governing the use of air monitoring equipment to determine the
  presence of asbestos upon completion of a response action. Such regulations
  shall require that--
  `(1) such monitoring be based on transmission electron microscopy with an
  analytical sensitivity at a level no higher than 0.005 fibers per cubic
  centimeter,
  `(2) such monitoring be conducted in a manner most likely to detect the
  presence of asbestos, and
  `(3) a person may not have a financial interest in the contractor who
  conducts such monitoring if such person has a financial interest in the
  contractor who performed or assisted in performing the response action.'.
  (c) ACCREDITATION AMENDMENTS- Section 206 of such Act is amended as follows:
  (1) Subsection (a) is amended in the matter after paragraph (3)--
  (A) by striking out `subsection (b) or' and inserting in lieu thereof
  `subsection (b),'; and
  (B) by inserting before the period the following: `, or is performing work
  under supervision as described in subclause (IV) of subsection (b)(1)(B)(i)'.
  (2) Subsection (b)(1)(B) is amended by redesignating clauses (i) through
  (xi) as subclauses (I) through (XI) and by adding after subclause (XI)
  (as so redesignated) the following:
  `(XII) Distinguishing among appropriate methods of response action in
  different circumstances to determine the least burdensome method that will
  protect human health and the environment.'.
  (3) Subparagraph (B) of subsection (b)(1) is amended by striking out `(B)
  PLAN REQUIREMENTS- ' and all that follows through `areas:' and inserting
  in lieu thereof the following:
  `(B) PLAN REQUIREMENTS- (i) For the purpose of assuring that each person
  accredited in a category described in subparagraph (A) achieves and
  maintains a high level of competence in such category, the plan shall
  include the following requirements:
  `(I) A person seeking accreditation shall attend a State-approved training
  course of such duration and with such ratio of teachers to students as
  the Administrator considers necessary.
  `(II) In order to be eligible to enroll in such training course, a person
  seeking accreditation shall have such prior academic instruction or work
  experience in a related field (or both) as the Administrator considers
  necessary.
  `(III) After completing such training course, a person seeking accreditation
  shall achieve a passing grade on an examination, as described in clause (ii).
  `(IV) After achieving such passing grade, a person seeking accreditation
  shall perform work, in the category for which the person seeks accreditation,
  under the supervision of someone accredited and experienced in such category,
  for such period of time as the Administrator considers necessary.
  `(V) In order to maintain accreditation after the training course, a person
  shall participate in continuing education to stay informed about current
  asbestos inspection and response action technology and methods and shall
  perform a minimum number of hours of work annually in the category in
  which the person is accredited, as the Administrator considers necessary.
  `(VI) Each person who teaches an asbestos training course described in
  subclause (I) shall have such qualifications and meet such requirements
  as the Administrator considers necessary, including having prior academic
  instruction or work experience in a related field, carrying out a minimum
  number of hours of instruction annually, and revising course material to
  reflect current asbestos inspection and response action technology.
  `(ii) The examination referred to in clause (i)(III) shall require
  demonstration of such knowledge in a person seeking accreditation in
  a category described in subparagraph (A) as the Administrator considers
  necessary to assure that the person has a high level of competence in such
  category. Such examination shall include, at a minimum, requirements for
  knowledge in the following areas (where relevant to the category in which
  the person seeks accreditation):'.
  (4) Subparagraph (B) of subsection (b)(1) is further amended by adding at
  the end the following new clause:
  `(iii) Until an on-site audit of an asbestos training course described
  in clause (ii) is performed, a State may grant only contingent approval
  of such course. The State shall audit a course with contingent approval
  as soon as practicable, but in no event later than 90 days, after such
  contingent approval is granted. If the State does not grant final approval
  of such course, the State shall notify each person currently enrolled
  in the course and each person who graduated from the course during the
  period of contingent approval. Such persons shall complete such additional
  requirements for accreditation as the Administrator considers necessary
  to assure that each such person has a high level of competence in the
  category for which the person is accredited.'.
  (5) Subsection (c) is amended in paragraph (1) by inserting before the period
  at the end of the first sentence the following: `and shall audit each such
  course in the manner described in clause (iii) of subsection (b)(1)(B)'.
  (6) Such section is amended by adding at the end the following new
  subsections:
  `(g) TERMINATION OF ACCREDITATION- The Administrator shall establish by
  regulation procedures for terminating the accreditation of a person or
  laboratory under this section, for reasons the Administrator considers
  appropriate, including gross negligence, serious incompetence, or a violation
  of this title or regulations promulgated under this title. A State that has
  adopted an accreditation plan in accordance with this section shall also
  adopt and implement procedures for termination of accreditations given by
  the State, with standards at least as stringent as those established by
  the Administrator.
  `(h) RECIPROCITY AMONG STATES- The Administrator shall review the expedited
  procedures in effect in some States for accrediting persons already
  accredited in another State and shall determine the need for and feasibility
  of developing an advisory model expedited procedure. The Administrator may
  develop such a procedure and distribute it to each State. The Administrator
  shall submit a report to Congress on the results of the review not later
  than six months after the date of the enactment of this subsection.'.
  (d) ON-SITE INSPECTIONS- Section 207 of such Act is amended by adding at
  the end the following new subsection:
  `(g) The Administrator shall develop and implement a plan for conducting
  random, on-site inspections of schools when response actions are being
  carried out, for the purpose of ensuring that the response actions are being
  conducted in a manner that protects human health and the environment. The
  Administrator shall submit an annual report to Congress on the actions
  taken pursuant to such plan.'.
  (e) FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY REQUIREMENTS- Section 210 of such Act is
  amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
  `(c) FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY- The Administrator shall promulgate regulations
  that require each person who carries out any category of work described
  in section 206(b)(1)(A) to provide assurance of financial responsibility
  for all liabilities resulting from such work consistent with the degree
  and duration of risks associated with such work.'.
  (f) WORKER PROTECTION- (1) Section 215 of such Act is amended--
  (A) in subsection (b), by striking out `in a school--' and inserting in
  lieu thereof `in a school shall be provided, and may refuse to conduct
  such repairs or activities unless provided--'; and
  (B) in paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection (b), by striking out `shall
  be provided' both places it appears.
  (2) Such section is further amended by adding at the end the following
  new subsection:
  `(d) REGULATIONS- The Administrator, in consultation with the Secretary
  of Labor, shall promulgate regulations that delineate the division
  of responsibility between the Environmental Protection Agency and the
  Occupational Safety and Health Administration for worker safety under
  this title.'.
  (g) REGULATION DEADLINE- The Administrator of the Environmental Protection
  Agency shall promulgate regulations to implement the amendments made by this
  section no later than 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.
SEC. 3. EXTENSION OF CERTAIN TSCA ASBESTOS REQUIREMENTS TO PUBLIC AND
COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS.
  (a) IN GENERAL- Title II of the Toxic Substances Control Act (15 U.S.C. 2641
  et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:
`Part B--Public and Commercial Buildings
`SEC. 231. FINDINGS AND PURPOSE.
  `(a) FINDINGS- The Congress finds the following:
  `(1) The dangers of exposure to friable asbestos-containing material in
  school buildings are also present in public and commercial buildings.
  `(2) As a result of the lack of uniform Federal standards regulating daily
  exposure to asbestos in public and commercial buildings, many building
  owners have not undertaken response action, while many others have undertaken
  expensive projects without knowing if their action is necessary, adequate,
  or safe. Thus, the danger of exposure to asbestos continues to exist in
  these buildings, and some exposure actually may have increased due to
  improper response action.
  `(b) PURPOSE- The purpose of this part is--
  `(1) to provide for the establishment of Federal regulations which require
  inspection for asbestos-containing material and implementation of appropriate
  response actions with respect to asbestos-containing material in Federal
  and State buildings in a safe and complete manner;
  `(2) to mandate safe and complete periodic reinspection of public buildings
  following response actions, where appropriate; and
  `(3) to require that any inspections, response actions, or other activities
  with respect to asbestos in commercial buildings be conducted in a safe
  and complete manner.
`SEC. 232. DEFINITIONS.
  `In addition to the definitions in section 202, the following definitions
  apply in this part:
  `(1) COMMERCIAL BUILDING- The term `commercial building' means any building
  other than a school building subject to an asbestos inspection and abatement
  program under part A of this title, a Federal building, or a State building,
  except that the term does not include any residential apartment building
  of fewer than 10 units or any private residential dwelling.
  `(2) FEDERAL BUILDING- The term `Federal building' means any building--
  `(A) owned or financially controlled by the Federal Government, or
  `(B) in which the Federal Government is the sole or predominant tenant.
  `(3) STATE BUILDING- The term `State building' means any building--
  `(A) owned or financially controlled by a State or local government, or
  `(B) in which a State or local government is the sole or predominant tenant.
`SEC. 233. EPA REGULATIONS.
  `(a) IN GENERAL- Within 120 days after the date of the enactment of this
  part, the Administrator shall promulgate regulations as described in
  this section with respect to asbestos in Federal, State, and commercial
  buildings. Any regulation promulgated under this section must protect
  human health and the environment.
  `(b) SCHEDULE FOR FEDERAL AND STATE BUILDINGS-
  `(1) IN GENERAL- The regulations shall require owners of Federal and State
  buildings, through the use of accredited personnel and laboratories, to
  conduct inspections for asbestos-containing material in such buildings, to
  develop and implement asbestos management plans for any such building in
  which asbestos is present, and to carry out appropriate response actions
  in any such building in which asbestos is present. The regulations shall
  include regulations relating to inspections, management plans, response
  actions, operations and maintenance, renovation and removal of building
  materials, emergency authority, emergency repairs, periodic surveillance,
  transportation and disposal, use of accredited personnel, and worker
  and building occupant protection that are identical to the regulations
  promulgated under sections 203, 206, and 208 (as amended by the Asbestos
  Hazard Emergency Response Amendments of 1989) for school buildings, except
  for such changes or additions as may be necessary to apply the regulations
  to Federal and State buildings and to implement the provisions of this part.
  `(2) INSPECTION DEADLINES- The regulations shall require that each
  Federal building be inspected no later than 18 months after the date of
  the enactment of this part and that each State building be inspected no
  later than 24 months after such date.
  `(3) MANAGEMENT PLAN DEADLINES- The regulations shall require the following:
  `(A) The owner of each Federal building shall submit a management plan with
  respect to such building to the Administrator no later than 24 months after
  the date of the enactment of this part, begin implementation of such plan
  no later than 30 months after such date, and complete implementation of such
  plan in a timely fashion. A plan may cover more than one Federal building.
  `(B) The owner of each State building shall submit a management plan with
  respect to such building to the Governor of the State in which the building
  is located no later than 30 months after the date of the enactment of this
  part, begin implementation of such plan no later than 36 months after such
  date, and complete implementation of such plan in a timely fashion. A plan
  may cover more than one State building.
  `(4) COMPLETED ACTIVITIES- The regulations shall require that each owner
  of a Federal building or of a State building who has completed, before
  the effective date of the regulations, a response action with respect to
  asbestos in the building shall provide assurances to the Administrator (in
  the case of a Federal building) or to the State Governor (in the case of a
  State building) that the completed response action substantially meets the
  requirements of the regulations applicable to Federal and State buildings
  under paragraph (1). The assurances shall be provided in such manner as
  the Administrator or the Governor considers effective. The building owner
  shall notify the occupants of the building of the response action taken
  and of the assurances provided under this paragraph.
  `(5) INCOMPLETE ACTIVITIES- Any asbestos-related activity subject to
  this subsection that was not completed before the effective date of
  the regulations shall be completed in a manner that complies with such
  regulations.
  `(6) NOTIFICATION- The regulations shall require that, before undertaking
  any asbestos-related activity subject to this subsection in a Federal or
  State building, the building owner shall notify--
  `(A) building occupants; and
  `(B) the Administrator (in the case of a Federal building) or the State
  Governor (in the case of a State building) of the State in which the
  building is located.
  `(c) ELECTIVE ACTIVITIES IN COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS-
  `(1) NEW ACTIVITIES- The regulations shall require that each owner of a
  commercial building, before starting or resuming a response action with
  respect to asbestos in the building or a renovation that might disturb
  asbestos in the building, shall conduct such inspection as may be necessary
  and shall develop and implement a management plan with respect to such
  asbestos. The regulations shall include regulations relating to inspections,
  management plans, response actions, operations and maintenance, renovation
  and removal of asbestos-containing building materials, emergency authority,
  emergency repairs, periodic surveillance, transportation and disposal,
  use of accredited personnel, and worker and building occupant protection
  that are identical to the regulations promulgated under sections 203, 206,
  and 208 (as amended by the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Amendments
  of 1989) for school buildings, except for such changes or additions as
  may be necessary to apply the regulations to commercial buildings and to
  implement the provisions of this part.
  `(2) COMPLETED ACTIVITIES- The regulations shall require that each owner
  of a commercial building who has completed, before the effective date of
  the regulations, a response action with respect to asbestos in the building
  shall provide assurances that the completed response action substantially
  meets the requirements of the regulations applicable to commercial buildings
  under paragraph (1). Such assurances shall be provided to the Administrator
  in such manner as the Administrator considers effective, except that the
  Administrator may by regulation delegate the authority to receive such
  assurances to the Governor of a State. The building owner shall notify
  the occupants of the building of the response action taken and of the
  assurances provided under this paragraph.
  `(3) INCOMPLETE ACTIVITIES- Any asbestos-related activity subject to
  this subsection that was not completed before the effective date of
  the regulations shall be completed in a manner that complies with such
  regulations.
  `(4) NOTIFICATION- The regulations shall require that, before undertaking
  any asbestos-related activity subject to this subsection in a commercial
  building, the building owner shall notify--
  `(A) building occupants; and
  `(B) the State Governor of the State in which the building is located.
`SEC. 234. INTERIM REQUIREMENTS.
  `(a) IN GENERAL- Until the regulations required by section 233 are effective,
  each owner of a Federal, State, or commercial building shall, beginning
  60 days after the date of the enactment of this part, be subject to the
  requirements of the regulations promulgated under sections 203, 206, and
  208 in the same manner as if such owner were a local educational agency
  and as if such building were a school building, except that--
  `(1) the deadlines for inspection and for development and implementation
  of a management plan with respect to Federal and State buildings shall be
  those set forth in section 233(a); and
  `(2) the deadlines for inspection and for development and implementation
  of a management plan shall not apply with respect to commercial buildings.
  `(b) ACTIONS COVERED- This section applies with respect to any response
  action or other activity with respect to asbestos in a Federal, State, or
  commercial building that starts or resumes after the date of the enactment
  of this part.
`SEC. 235. ENFORCEMENT.
  `(a) PENALTIES- Any owner of a Federal, State, or commercial building
  who violates a provision of this part or of regulations promulgated under
  this part is liable for a civil penalty of not more than $5,000 for each
  day during which the violation continues. Any civil penalty under this
  subsection shall be assessed and collected in the same manner, and subject
  to the same provisions, as in the case of civil penalties assessed and
  collected under section 16. For purposes of this subsection, a `violation'
  means a failure to comply with respect to a single building. The court
  shall order that any civil penalty collected under this subsection be used
  by the owner for purposes of complying with this part.
  `(b) RELATIONSHIP TO TITLE I- An owner of a Federal, State, or commercial
  building is not liable for any civil penalty under title I of this Act for
  failing or refusing to comply with any rule promulgated or order issued
  under this title.
  `(c) ENFORCEMENT CONSIDERATIONS- In determining the amount of a civil
  penalty to be assessed under subsection (a) against a building owner,
  section 207(c) shall apply in the same manner as if the building owner
  were a local educational agency.
  `(d) CITIZEN COMPLAINTS- A person may file a complaint with the Administrator
  or with the Governor of a State in the same manner as a complaint may be
  filed under section 207(d).
  `(e) CITIZEN PETITIONS- A person may petition the Administrator with
  respect to regulations or orders under this part in the same manner as a
  person may petition under section 207(e).'.
  (b) TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS- The Toxic Substances Control Act (15 U.S.C. 2601
  et seq.) is further amended--
  (1) in section 1, by inserting immediately before the item relating to
  section 201 the following:
`Part A--Schools';
  (2) in section 1, by adding at the end of the table of contents the
  following:
`Part B--Public and Commercial Buildings
`231. Findings and purpose.
`232. Definitions.
`233. EPA regulations.
`234. Interim requirements.
`235. Enforcement.'; and
  (3) in title II, by inserting immediately after the title heading the
  following:
`PART A--SCHOOLS'.
SEC. 4. ASBESTOS STUDY.
  (a) REMOVED ASBESTOS IDENTIFICATION STUDY- The Administrator of the
  Environmental Protection Agency shall develop a system for monitoring,
  through means such as a manifest system or a storage bag identification
  system, the transportation and disposal of asbestos-containing material
  removed from schools, Federal buildings, State buildings, and commercial
  buildings, in order to assure that such material is transported and disposed
  of in a manner that protects human health and the environment.
  (b) REPORT- Not later than 120 days after the date of the enactment of
  this Act, the Administrator shall submit to Congress a report on the
  study required by subsection (a), including such recommendations as the
  Administrator considers appropriate.
SEC. 5. ASBESTOS COMMISSION.
  (a) ESTABLISHMENT- There is established a commission to be known as
  `Asbestos Abatement Scientific Commission' (hereafter in this section
  referred to as the `Commission').
  (b) DUTIES OF COMMISSION- The Commission shall assess available asbestos
  response actions for their effectiveness and appropriate use in protecting
  human health and the environment, by examining the following:
  (1) Inspections, samplings, laboratory analyses, management plans, response
  actions, air monitoring, and other activities conducted, before or after
  the date of the enactment of this Act--
  (A) by local educational agencies pursuant to the requirements of title
  II of the Toxic Substances Control Act (15 U.S.C. 2641 et seq.); and
  (B) by owners of Federal, State, and commercial buildings (as defined by
  section 232 of such Act).
  (2) Available scientific and medical data regarding the potential risks
  to human health and the environment of exposure to asbestos-containing
  materials.
  (c) MEMBERSHIP-
  (1) NUMBER AND APPOINTMENT- The Commission shall be composed of 11 members
  who are specially qualified to serve on the Commission by virtue of
  scientific education, training, and experience and who will undertake the
  active personal involvement necessary to conduct the required surveys and
  examinations and to submit the required reports on schedule. The members
  shall be appointed not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment
  of this Act, from a list of qualified candidates provided by the National
  Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering, as follows:
  (A) Two appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
  (B) Two appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives.
  (C) Two appointed by the majority leader of the Senate.
  (D) Two appointed by the minority leader of the Senate.
  (E) Three appointed by the President.
  (2) WAIVER OF NUMERICAL LIMIT- Appointments may be made under this subsection
  without regard to section 5311(b) of title 5, United States Code.
  (3) VIEWPOINTS; POLITICAL AFFILIATION- The membership of the Commission
  shall reflect the fullest possible range of viewpoints within the scientific
  community regarding asbestos abatement methods. Not more than 6 members
  shall be of the same political party.
  (4) TERMS; VACANCIES- Members shall be appointed for the life of the
  Commission. A vacancy in the Commission shall be filled in the manner in
  which the original appointment was made.
  (5) BASIC PAY-
  (A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), members of the Commission
  shall each be entitled to receive the daily equivalent of the minimum
  annual rate of basic pay in effect for grade GS-18 of the General Schedule
  for each day (including travel time) during which they are engaged in the
  actual performance of duties vested in the Commission.
  (B) Members of the Commission who are full-time officers or employees of
  the United States shall receive no additional pay, allowances, or benefits
  by reason of their service on the Commission.
  (6) CHAIRMAN- The Chairman of the Commission shall be elected by the
  members of the Commission.
  (7) MEETINGS; QUORUM- The Commission shall meet at the call of the Chairman
  or a majority of its members but not less frequently than once a month. Six
  members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum but a lesser number
  may hold hearings.
  (d) DIRECTOR AND STAFF OF COMMISSION-
  (1) DIRECTOR- The Commission shall, without regard to section 5311(b)
  of title 5, United States Code, have a Director who shall be appointed by
  the Chairman with the approval of a majority of the members. The Director
  shall be specially qualified by virtue of scientific education, training,
  and experience. The Director shall be paid at a rate not to exceed the
  minimum rate of basic pay in effect for GS-18 of the General Schedule.
  (2) STAFF- With the approval of the Commission, and without regard to section
  5311(b) of title 5, United States Code, the Director may appoint and fix
  the pay of such additional personnel as the Director considers appropriate,
  up to a maximum of eight professional staff and eight clerical staff. Each
  professional staff person so appointed shall be specially qualified by
  virtue of scientific education, training, and experience. Four of such
  professional staff persons may be paid not more than the rate of basic pay
  payable for grade GS-14 of the General Schedule, and four may be paid not
  more than the rate of basic pay payable for grade GS-12 of the General
  Schedule. Each clerical staff person so appointed may be paid not more
  than the rate of basic pay payable for grade GS-8 of the General Schedule.
  (3) APPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN CIVIL SERVICE LAWS- The Director and staff of
  the Commission may be appointed without regard to the provisions of title 5,
  United States Code, governing appointments in the competitive service.
  (4) STAFF OF FEDERAL AGENCIES- Upon request of the Commission, the head
  of any Federal agency is authorized to detail any of the personnel of such
  agency to the Commission to assist the Commission in carrying out its duties
  under this Act. Any person so detailed shall be considered personnel of the
  Commission under paragraph (2) for purposes of the limitations on personnel.
  (e) POWERS OF COMMISSION-
  (1) HEARINGS AND SESSIONS- The Commission may, for the purpose of carrying
  out this Act, hold such hearings, sit and act at such times and places,
  take such testimony, and receive such evidence, as the Commission considers
  appropriate. The Commission may administer oaths or affirmations to
  witnesses appearing before it.
  (2) POWERS OF MEMBERS AND AGENTS- Any member or agent of the Commission may,
  if so authorized by the Commission, take any action which the Commission
  is authorized to take by this section.
  (3) OBTAINING OFFICIAL DATA- The Commission may secure directly from any
  department or agency of the United States information necessary to enable
  it to carry out this Act. Upon request of the Chairman of the Commission,
  the head of such department or agency shall furnish such information to
  the Commission.
  (4) GIFTS- The Commission may accept, use, and dispose of gifts or donations
  of property.
  (5) MAILS- The Commission may use the United States mails in the same
  manner and under the same conditions as other departments and agencies of
  the United States.
  (6) ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT SERVICES- The Administrator of General Services
  shall provide to the Commission on a reimbursable basis such administrative
  support services as the Commission may request.
  (f) REPORT- The Commission shall transmit to the President and to Congress
  a preliminary report not later than 180 days after appointment of the
  Commission. After comments from the public and concerned parties, the
  Commission shall transmit a final report to the President and Congress not
  later than 180 days after submission of the preliminary report. The final
  report shall contain a detailed statement of the findings and conclusions
  of the Commission, together with its recommendations for such legislation
  and administrative actions as it considers appropriate.
  (g) TERMINATION- The Commission shall cease to exist 30 days after submitting
  its final report under subsection (f).