U.S. Code of Federal Regulations
Regulations most recently checked for updates: Dec 02, 2022
(a) Filing charter with Director. Before an advisory committee takes any action or conducts any business, a charter shall be filed with the Director, the standing committees of Congress with legislative jurisdiction over the Service, and the Library of Congress. Except for a committee in existence on the effective date of the Act, or when authorized by statute, Presidential directive, or by the secretariat, such charter shall be filed no earlier than 30 days after publication of the committee's certification in the
(b) Charter information. A charter shall contain the following information:
(1) The committee's official designation;
(2) The committee's objectives and scope of activity;
(3) The period of time necessary for the committee to carry out its purposes;
(4) The agency or official to whom the advisory committee reports;
(5) The agency responsible for providing necessary support;
(6) A description of the committee's duties;
(7) The estimated number and frequency of committee meetings;
(8) The estimated annual operating costs in dollars and man-years;
(9) The committee's termination date, if less than two years; and
(10) The date the charter is filed.
(c) Preparation and filing of initial charter. Responsibility for preparation of the initial committee charter shall be with the head of the appropriate program within the Service, in cooperation with the committee management officer. The Director of Administration shall have responsibility for assuring the appropriate filings of such charters.