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The effective date of this chapter, referred to in subsec. (b), means the effective date of
[Pub. L. 90–202], which is one hundred and eighty days after the enactment of this chapter, except that the Secretary of Labor may extend the delay in effective date an additional ninety days thereafter for any provision to permit adjustments to such provisions. See [section 16 of Pub. L. 90–202], set out as a note under section 621 of this title.
Study and Proposed Guidelines Relating to Police Officers and Firefighters
[Pub. L. 99–592, § 5], Oct. 31, 1986, [100 Stat. 3343], provided that:
Not later than 4 years after the date of enactment of this Act [Oct. 31, 1986], the Secretary of Labor and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, jointly, shall—
conduct a study—
to determine whether physical and mental fitness tests are valid measurements of the ability and competency of police officers and firefighters to perform the requirements of their jobs,
if such tests are found to be valid measurements of such ability and competency, to determine which particular types of tests most effectively measure such ability and competency, and
to develop recommendations with respect to specific standards that such tests, and the administration of such tests should satisfy, and
submit a report to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate that includes—
a description of the results of such study, and
a statement of the recommendations developed under paragraph (1)(C).
The Secretary of Labor and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission shall, during the conduct of the study required under subsection (a) and prior to the development of recommendations under paragraph (1)(C), consult with the United States Fire Administration, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, organizations representing law enforcement officers, firefighters, and their employers, and organizations representing older Americans.
Not later than 5 years after the date of the enactment of this Act [Oct. 31, 1986], the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission shall propose, in accordance with subchapter II of chapter 5 of title 5 of the United States Code, guidelines for the administration and use of physical and mental fitness tests to measure the ability and competency of police officers and firefighters to perform the requirements of their jobs.”