By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and statutes of the United States of America, and as President of the United States of America, Executive Order No. 11342 of April 10, 1967, is hereby amended as follows:
SECTION 1. Section 2(b) is amended by deleting "Two" and inserting "Five" in lieu thereof.
SEC. 2. Section 4(a) is amended to read as follows:
"SEC. 4. Terms; compensation. (a) The terms of the members of the Committee appointed pursuant to subsections 2(a) and 2(b) of this Order shall be limited to the remaining life of the Committee, determined in accord with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. I), at the time of the appointment; however, in the event that the life of the Committee is extended beyond January 5, 1977, any member so appointed prior to that date shall be deemed to be appointed for an additional term.".
SEC. 3. Section 6 is redesignated as Section 7 and a new Section 6 is added as follows:
"SEC. 6. Responsibilities. Notwithstanding the provisions of any other Executive order, the functions of the President under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. I), except that of reporting annually to Congress, which are applicable to the Committee, shall be performed by the Secretary of Agriculture in accordance with guidelines and procedures established by the Office of Management and Budget.".
GERALD R. FORD
The White House,
September 10, 1976.