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section 552(b) of title 5, United States Code (relating to the exemption of certain matters from freedom of information requirements).

(2) Records described in section 222(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (relating to visa records) shall be excluded from publication in the FRUS series under section 403 and, to the extent applicable, exempted from the declassification re

quirement of section 404. SEC. 406.164 ADVISORY COMMITTEE. (a) 165 ESTABLISHMENT.

(1) There is established on a permanent basis the Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation for the Department of State. The activities of the Advisory Committee shall be coordinated by the Office of the Historian of the Department of State.

(2) The Advisory Committee shall be composed of 9 members and an executive secretary. The Historian shall serve as executive secretary.

(3XA) The members of the Advisory Committee shall be appointed by the Secretary of State from among distinguished historians, political scientists, archivists, international lawyers, and other social scientists who have a demonstrable record of substantial research pertaining to the foreign relations of the United States. No officer or employee of the United States Government shall be appointed to the Advisory Committee.

(B)(i) Six members of the Advisory Committee shall be appointed from lists of individuals nominated by the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, the American Political Science Association, Society of American Archivists, the American Society of International Law, and the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations. One member shall be appointed from each list.

(ii) If an organization does not submit a list of nominees under clause (i) in a timely fashion, the Secretary of State shall make an appointment from among the nominees on other


(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), members of the Advisory Committee shall be appointed for terms of three years.

(2) Of the members first appointed, as designated by the Secretary of State at the time of their appointment (after consultation with the appropriate organizations) three shall be appointed for terms of one year, three shall be appointed for terms of two years, and three shall be appointed for terms of three years.

(3) Each term of service under paragraph (1) shall begin on September 1 of the year in which the appointment is made.

(4) A vacancy in the membership of the Advisory Committee shall be filled in the same manner as provided under this subsection to make the original appointment. A member appointed to fill a vacancy occurring before the expiration of a term shall serve for the remainder of that term. A member may continue to serve when his or her term expires until a successor is appointed. A member may be appointed to a new term upon the

184 22 U.S.C. 4356.

186 Functions vested in the Secretary of State in this subsection were further delegated to the Under Secretary for Management by Delegation of Authority No. 193, January 7, 1992 (Public Notice 1555; 57 F.R. 2298; January 21, 1992).

expiration of his or her term. (c) SELECTION OF CHAIRPERSON.—The Advisory Committee shall select, from among its members, a chairperson to serve a term of 1 year. A chairperson may be reelected upon expiration of his or her term as chairperson.

(d) MEETINGS.-A majority of the members of the Advisory Committee shall constitute a quorum. The Advisory Committee shall meet at least quarterly or as frequently as may be necessary to carry out its duties. (e) SECURITY CLEARANCES.

(1) All members of the Advisory Committee shall be granted the necessary security clearances, subject to the standard procedures for granting such clearances.

(2) For purposes of any law or regulation governing access to classified records, a member of the Advisory Committee seeking access under this paragraph to a record shall be deemed

to have a need to know. (f) COMPENSATION.(1) Members of the Advisory Committee

(A) shall each receive compensation at a rate of not to exceed the daily equivalent of the annual rate of basic pay payable for positions at GS-15 of the General Schedule under section 5332 of title 5, United States Code, for each day such member is engaged in the actual performance of the duties of the Advisory Committee; and

(B) shall be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence at rates authorized for employees of agencies under subchapter I of chapter 57 of title 5, United States Code, while away from their homes or regular places of business in the performance of services of the Ad

visory Committee. (2) The Secretary of State is authorized to provide for necessary secretarial and staff assistance for the Advisory Committee

(3) The Federal Advisory Committee Act shall not apply to the Advisory Committee to the extent that the provisions of

this title are inconsistent with that Act. SEC. 407.166 DEFINITIONS. For purposes of this title

(1) the term “Advisory Committee" means the Advisory Committee on Historical Diplomatic Documentation for the Department of State;

(2) the term “Historian” means the Historian of the Department of State or any successor officer of the Department of State responsible for carrying out the functions of the Office of the Historian, Bureau of Public Affairs, of the Department of State, as in effect on the date of enactment of this title;

188 22 U.S.C. 4357.

(3) the term "originating agency” means, with respect to a record, the department, agency, or entity of the United States (or any officer or employee thereof of acting in his official capacity) that originates, develops, publishes, issues, or otherwise prepares that record or receives that record from outside the United States Government; and

(4) the term "record” includes any written material (including any document, memorandum, correspondence, statistical data, book, or other papers), map, photograph, machine readable material, or other documentary material, regardless of physical form or characteristics, made or received by an agency of the United States Government under Federal law or in connection with the transaction of public business and preserved or appropriate for preservation by that agency or its legitimate successor as evidence of the organization, functions, policies, decisions, procedures, operations, or other activities of the Government or because of the informational value in them, and such term does not include library or museum material made or acquired and preserved solely for reference or exhibition purposes, any extra copy of a document preserved only for convenience of reference, or any stocks of publications or of processed documents.

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Public Law 103–236 (H.R. 23331, 108 Stat. 382, approved April 30, 1994;

amended by Publie Law 193–317 Department of State Appropriations
Act, 1995; H.R. 4603], 108 Stat. 1724 at 1760, approved August 26, 1994;
Public Law 103-415 H.R 5034), 108 Stat. 4299, approved October 25, 1994;
and by Public Law 103_337 National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal
Year 1995; S. 2182), 108 Stat. 2663, approved October 5, 1994

AN ACT To authorize appropriations for the Department of State, the United States

Information Agency, and reiated agencies, and for other purposes.


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Sec. 126. Role of the National Foreign Affairs Training Center. (amends

other legislation)

Sec. 127. Consular authorities. (amends other legislation)

Sec. 128. Report on consolidation of administrative operations ...........

Sec. 129. Facilitating access to the Department of State building ................

Sec. 130. Report on safety and security of United States personnel in Sara.

jevo .....................................................................

Sec. 131. Passport security ........


Sec. 132. Record of place of birth for Taiwanese-Americans .........

Sec. 133. Terrorism rewards and reports. (amends other legislation) ...... 105

Sec. 134. Property agreements ...

Sec. 135. Capital investment fund ...........


Sec. 136. Fees for commercial services. (amends other legislation)

Sec. 137. Personal services contracts abroad. (amends other legislation)

Sec. 138. Publishing international agreements. (amends other legislation)

Sec. 139. Repeal of reporting requirements. (amends other legislation)

Sec. 140. Visas .........


Sec. 141. Local guard contracts abroad. (amends other legislation]

Sec. 142. Women's human rights protection ..


Sec. 161. Organization of the Department of State. (amends other legisla.

tion) .....................................................................


Sec. 162. Technical and conforming amendments. (amends other legislation) 111

Sec. 163. Director General of the Foreign Service. (amends other legislation)

Sec. 164. Administrative expenses. (amends other legislation)



Sec. 171. Labor-management relations. (amends other legislation)
Sec. 172. Waiver of limitation for certain claims for personal property dam-
age or loss. (amends other legislation) ...............


Sec. 173. Senior Foreign Service performance pay. (amends other legisla-

tion) ............

Sec. 174. Reassignment and retirement of former presidential appointees.

(amends other legislation)

Sec. 175. Report on classification of Senior Foreign Service positions ........... 112

Sec. 176. Allowances. (amends other legislation)

Sec. 177. Grievances. (amends other legislation)

Sec. 178. Mid-level women and minority placement program .............


Sec. 179. Employment assistance referral system for certain members of the

Foreign Service .............


Sec. 180. United States citizens hired abroad. (amends other legislation]

Sec. 181. Reduction in force authority with regard to certain members of the

Foreign Service. (amends other legislation) ..

Sec. 182. Restoration of withheld benefits


Sec. 191. Foreign language competence within the Foreign Service


Sec. 192. Designation of Foreign Language Resources Coordinator ...............

Sec. 193. Foreign language services





Sec. 201. Authorization of appropriations.


Sec. 221. USIA office in Lhasa, Tibet.

Sec. 222. Changes in administrative authorities.

Sec. 223. Employment authority.

Sec. 224. Buying power maintenance account.

225. Contract authority.

Sec. 226. United States transmitter in Kuwait.

Sec. 227. Fulbright-Hays Act Authorities.

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