1 CFR 456.2 - Organization.
(a) The NCPC serves as the planning agency for the federal government in the National Capital Region (NCR). The NCR includes the District of Columbia; Montgomery and Prince George's Counties in Maryland; Arlington, Fairfax, Loudon, and Prince William Counties in Virginia; and all cities in Maryland and Virginia in the aforementioned counties.
(b) Pursuant to the Planning Act, 40 U.S.C. 8701 et seq., the NCPC's primary mission includes:
(1) Preparation of the “Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital: Federal Elements” (Comprehensive Plan). The Comprehensive Plan sets forth the principles, goals and planning policies that guide federal government growth and development of the NCR, and it serves as the foundation for all other plans prepared by the NCPC.
(2) Review of Federal and District of Columbia Agency Plans and Projects. The Commission reviews, and takes appropriate action on, federal and District government agency plans and projects to ensure compliance with, among others, the Comprehensive Plan, principals of good planning and urban design, and federal environmental and historic preservation policies mandated by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA).
(3) Preparation of the “Federal Capital Improvement Program for the National Capital Region” (FCIP). The FCIP is an annual, six year program of prioritized federal government capital projects prepared by the NCPC for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
(c) The Commission is comprised of five citizen members, three of whom are appointed by the President of the United States without Senate approval, including the Chairman, and two of whom are appointed by the Mayor of the District of Columbia. Ex-officio members of the Commission include:
(1) The Secretary of Defense;
(2) The Administrator of the General Services Administration;
(3) The Mayor of the District of Columbia;
(4) The Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia;
(5) The Chairman of the Senate Committee of Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; and
(6) The Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform or their designated alternates.
(d) A professional staff, headed by an Executive Director, assists the Commission and is organized as described on the NCPC Web site (www.ncpc.gov).