1. An Administrative Council is hereby set up, attached to the Office. In addition to the powers assigned to the Administrative Council by other provisions of this Regulation, or by the provisions referred to in Articles 113 and 114, it shall have the powers in relation to the Office defined below:
(a) It shall advise on matters for which the Office is responsible, or issue general guidelines in this respect.
(b) It shall examine the management report of the President, and shall moreover monitor the Office's activities, on the basis of that examination and any other information obtained.
(c) It shall, on a proposal from the Office, either determine the number of Committees referred to in Article 35, the work allocation and the duration of their respective function, or issue general guidelines in this respect.
(d) It may establish rules on working methods of the Office.
(e) It may issue test guidelines pursuant to Article 56 (2).
2. Moreover the Administrative Council:
- may deliver opinions to, and require information from the Office or the Commission, where it considers that this is necessary,
- may forward to the Commission, with or without amendments, the drafts placed before it pursuant to Article 42 (2) (g), or its own draft amendments to this Regulation, to the provisions referred to in Articles 113 and 114 or to any other rules relating to Community plant variety rights,