Closed meeting procedures: request initiated by an interested person.
(a) Any person as defined in § 1612.2 of this part whose interest may be directly affected by a portion of a meeting may request that the agency close that portion of the meeting to the public for any of the reasons listed in § 1612.4(e), (f) or (g).
(b) Any person described in paragraph (a) of this section who submits a request that a portion of a meeting be closed, shall submit such request to the Chairman of the agency at the following address: the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 2401 E Street NW., Washington, DC, 20506. Such person shall state with particularity that portion of a meeting sought to be closed and the reasons for such request.
(c) The Chairman, upon receipt of any request made under paragraph (a) of this section, shall furnish a copy of the request to:
(1) Each member of the agency.
(2) The Legal Counsel for certification in accordance with § 1612.9 of this part.
(d) Any member of the agency may request agency action upon such request.
(e) The Commission shall, upon the request of any one of its members and consideration of the certified opinion of the Legal Counsel, determine by recorded vote whether to close such meeting or portion thereof.
(f) The Chairman of the Commission shall promptly communicate to any person making a request to close a meeting or portion of a meeting under this section the agency's final disposition of such request.
[42 FR 13830, Mar. 14, 1977, as amended at 47 FR 46276, Oct. 18, 1982; 74 FR 3430, Jan. 21, 2009]
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