22 CFR 8.4 - Definitions.

§ 8.4 Definitions.
(a) The Federal Advisory Committee Act defines advisory committee as any committee, board, commission, council, conference, panel, task force, or other similar group, or any subcommittee or other subgroup thereof, which is—
(1) Established by statute or reorganization plan, or
(2) Established or utilized by the President, or
(3) Established or utilized by one or more agencies, in the interest of obtaining advice or recommendations for the President or one or more agencies or officers of the Federal Government, except a committee composed wholly of full-time officers and employees of the Government.
(b) A formal subgroup or subcommittee independently possesses significant requisites of an advisory committee, i.e., fixed membership, periodic meetings, et cetera.
(c) An informal subgroup or subcommittee is one that facilitates the activities of its advisory committee. For example, during a particular meeting, the advisory committee may divide itself into subgroups to permit simultaneous discussion of different topics.
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