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of law.     (e) Staff and Contracts.-

      (1) In the conduct of  the study required by this  section, the

   Commission is authorized  to contract (in accordance  with Federal

   contract law) with nongovernmental entities that  are competent to

   perform  research   or  investigations   within  the  Commission's

   mandate,  and to  hold public  hearings, forums, and  workshops to

   enable full public participation.

      (2) The Commission may appoint and fix the pay of such staff as

   it deems necessary in accordance  with the provisions of  title 5,

   United  States Code.   The  Commission may  request the  temporary

   assignment of personnel  from the Environmental Protection  Agency

   or other Federal agencies.

      (3)  The  members of  the Commission  who  are not  officers or

   employees of  the United  States, while  attending conferences  or

   meetings  of  the Commission  or  while otherwise  serving at  the

   request of the  Chair, shall  be entitled to  receive compensation

   at a  rate not in  excess of  the maximum  rate of  pay for  Grade

   GS-18, as provided in the  General Schedule under section  5332 of

   title 5  of the  United States  Code, including  travel time,  and

   while  away from  their homes or  regular places  of business they

   may be  allowed travel  expenses, including  per diem  in lieu  of

   subsistence  as authorized by  law for  persons in  the Government

   service employed intermittently.

   (f)  Report.-A report  containing the  results  of all  Commission

studies  and  investigations under  this  section,  together with  any

appropriate    legislative     recommendations    or    administrative

recommendations, shall be made available to the public for comment not

later than 42 months after the date  of enactment of the Clean Air Act

Amendments of  1990 and shall be submitted to the President and to the

Congress not  later than 48 months  after such date of  enactment.  In

the report,  the Commission shall make recommendations with respect to

the  appropriate use of risk assessment and risk management in Federal

regulatory programs to prevent cancer or  other chronic health effects

which  may  result  from  exposure  to  hazardous  substances.     The

Commission  shall cease  to  exist upon  the  date determined  by  the

Commission, but not later  than 9 months after the  submission of such

report.

   (g) Authorization.-There are  authorized to  be appropriated  such

sums as are  necessary to carry out  the activities of the  Commission

established by this section.

SEC. 304. CHEMICAL PROCESS SAFETY MANAGEMENT.

   (a) Chemical  Process  Safety  Standard.-The  Secretary  of  Labor

shall act under  the Occupational  Safety and Health  Act of 1970  (29

U.S.C.  653) to prevent  accidental releases of  chemicals which could

pose a threat to  employees.  Not later than 12 months  after the date

of enactment of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, the Secretary of

Labor,  in coordination  with the  Administrator of  the Environmental

Protection  Agency,  shall promulgate,  pursuant  to  the Occupational

Safety  and Health Act, a chemical process safety standard designed to

protect employees from hazards  associated with accidental releases of

highly hazardous chemicals in the workplace.

   (b)  List  of  Highly  Hazardous  Chemicals.-The  Secretary  shall

include as part of such standard a list of highly hazardous chemicals,

which  include  toxic,   flammable,  highly  reactive   and  explosive

substances.   The list of  such chemicals may  include those chemicals

listed  by  the  Administrator  under  section  302 of  the  Emergency

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