United States Code
USC most recently checked for updates: Sep 23, 2023
There is established within the Commission an advisory board to be known as the “Technical Advisory Board for First Responder Interoperability”.
The Assistant Secretary shall appoint 1 non-voting member to the Interoperability Board.
Except as provided in subparagraph (B), members of the Interoperability Board shall be appointed for the life of the Interoperability Board.
A member of the Interoperability Board may be removed for cause upon the determination of the Chairman of the Commission.
Any vacancy in the Interoperability Board shall not affect the powers of the Interoperability Board, and shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.
The Interoperability Board shall select a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson from among the members of the Interoperability Board.
A majority of the members of the Interoperability Board shall constitute a quorum.
In developing recommended minimum technical requirements under paragraph (1), the Interoperability Board shall base the recommended minimum technical requirements on the commercial standards for Long Term Evolution (LTE) service.
Not later than 30 days after the date on which the Interoperability Board submits recommended minimum technical requirements under paragraph (1)(B), the Commission shall approve the recommendations, with any revisions it deems necessary, and transmit such recommendations to the First Responder Network Authority.
Any actions taken under subparagraph (A) shall not be reviewable as a final agency action.
The members of the Interoperability Board shall be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, at rates authorized for employees of agencies under subchapter I of chapter 57 of title 5, while away from their homes or regular places of business in the performance of services for the Interoperability Board.
Chapter 10 of title 5 shall not apply to the Interoperability Board.
The Interoperability Board shall terminate 15 days after the date on which the Commission transmits the recommendations to the First Responder Network Authority under subsection (c)(3)(A).