§ 12.15Termination and renewal of advisory committees.
(a) Each advisory committee shall terminate not later than the expiration of the 2 year period beginning on the date of its establishment, unless:
(1) In the case of an advisory committee established by the President or an officer of the Federal Government, such advisory committee is renewed by the President or such officer by appropriate action prior to the end of such period; or
(2) In the case of an advisory committee established by an Act of Congress, its duration is otherwise provided by law.
(b) Any advisory committee which is renewed by the President or any officer of the Federal Government may be continued only for successive 2-year periods by appropriate action taken by the President or such officer prior to the date on which the advisory committee would otherwise terminate.
(c) Before it renews a non-statutory advisory committee in accordance with paragraph (a) or (b) of this section, the Agency will inform the Secretariat by letter, not more than 60 days nor less than 30 days before the committee expires, of the following:
(1) Its determination that a renewal is necessary and is in the public interest;
(2) The reasons for its determination;
(3) The Agency's plan to attain balanced membership on the committee;
(4) An explanation of why the committee's functions cannot be performed by the Agency or by an existing advisory committee.
(d) After concurrence by the Secretariat, the Agency will certify in writing that the renewal of the advisory committee is in the public interest, and will publish a notice of the renewal in the Federal Register, and will file a new charter in accordance with § 12.7 of this part.
(e) Any advisory committee established by an Act of Congress shall file a charter in accordance with § 12.7 of this part upon the expiration of each successive 2-year period following the date of enactment of the Act establishing such advisory committee.
(f) No advisory committee required under this section to file a charter shall take any action, other than preparation and filing of such charter, between the date the new charter is required and the date on which such charter is actually filed.
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