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Renewal of Department of Defense Federal Advisory Committees

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AGENCY:

DoD.

ACTION:

Renewal of Federal Advisory Committee.

SUMMARY:

Under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, (5 U.S.C. Appendix, as amended), the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976 (5 U.S.C. 552b, as amended), and 41 CFR 102-3.65, the Department of Defense gives notice that it is renewing the charter for the Air University Board of Visitors (hereafter referred to as the Board).

The Board is a discretionary federal advisory committee established by the Secretary of Defense to provide the Department of the Air Force independent advice and recommendations on matters pertaining to the educational, doctrinal, and research policies and activities of Air University. The Secretary of the Air Force or designated representative, on behalf of the Secretary of Defense, may act upon the Board's advice and recommendations.

The Board shall be composed of not more than 35 members, who are eminent authorities in the filed of air power, defense, management, leadership and academia. Board members appointed by the Secretary of Defense, who are not federal officers or employees, shall serve as Special Government Employees under the authority of 5 U.S.C. 3109. Board members shall be appointed on an annual basis by the Secretary of Defense, and they shall serve no more than nine years on the Board. The Board's Chairperson shall be elected by a vote of the Board membership and approved by the Air University Commander. The Secretary of the Air Force or designated representative may invite other distinguished federal officers or employees to serve as non-voting observers of the Board, and may appoint consultants, with special expertise, to assist the Board on an ad hoc basis.

Board members and consultants, if required, shall, with the exception of travel and per diem for official travel, serve without compensation. However, the Secretary of the Air Force, at his discretion, may authorize compensation to Board members and consultants in accordance with existing statutes, Executive Orders and regulations.

The Board shall be authorized to establish subcommittees, as necessary and consistent with its mission, and these subcommittees or working groups shall operate under the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the Government in the Sunshine Act of 1976, and other appropriate federal regulations.

Such subcommittees or workgroups shall not work independently of the chartered Board, and shall report all their recommendations and advice to the Board for full deliberation and discussion. Subcommittees or workgroups have no authority to make decisions on behalf of the chartered Board nor can they report directly to the Department of Defense or any federal officers or employees who are not Board members.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Board shall meet at the call of the Board's Designated Federal Officer, in consultation with the Board's chairperson. The Designated Federal Officer, pursuant to DoD policy, shall be a full-time or permanent part-time DoD employee, and shall be appointed in accordance with established DoD policies and procedures. The Designated Federal Officer or duly appointed Alternate Designated Federal Officer shall attend all committee meetings and subcommittee meetings.

Pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.105(j) and 102-3.140, the public or interested organizations may submit written statements to the Air University Board of Visitors' membership about the Board's mission and functions. Written statements may be submitted at any time or in response to the stated agenda of planned meeting of the Air University Board of Visitors.

All written statements shall be submitted to the Designated Federal Officer for the Air University Board of Visitors, and this individual will ensure that the written statements are provided to the membership for their consideration. Contact information for the Air University Board of Visitors' Designated Federal Officer can be obtained from the GSA's FACA Database—https://www.fido.gov/​facadatabase/​public.asp.

The Designated Federal Officer, pursuant to 41 CFR 102-3.150, will announce planned meetings of the Air University Board of Visitors. The Designated Federal Officer, at that time, may provide additional guidance on the submission of written statements that are in response to the stated agenda for the planned meeting in question.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:

Contact Jim Freeman, Deputy Committee Management Officer for the Department of Defense, 703-601-2554, extension 128.

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Dated: February 11, 2008.

L.M. Bynum,

Alternate OSD Federal Register, Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. E8-3017 Filed 2-15-08; 8:45 am]

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