25 CFR 170.155 - What is the IRR Program Coordinating Committee?
(a) Under this part, the Secretaries will establish an IRR Program Coordinating Committee that:
(1) Provides input and recommendations to BIA and FHWA in developing IRR Program policies and procedures; and
(2) Supplements government-to-government consultation by coordinating with and obtaining input from tribes, BIA, and FHWA.
(b) The Committee consists of 12 tribal regional representatives (one from each BIA Region) and two non-voting Federal representatives (FHWA and BIA). The Secretary of the Interior will select one alternate tribal member from each BIA Region to attend committee meetings in the absence of the regional representative.
(c) The Secretary must select regional tribal representatives and alternates from nominees officially selected by the region's tribes.
(1) To the extent possible, the Secretary must make the selection so that there is representation from a broad cross-section of large, medium, and small tribes.
(2) Each tribal representative must be a tribal governmental official or employee with authority to act for the tribal government.
(d) For purposes of continuity, the Secretary will appoint the initial tribal representative and alternate from each BIA region to either a 1-, 2-, or 3-year term so that only one-third of the tribal representatives and alternates change every year. Thereafter, all appointments must be for a term of 3 years.
(e) The Secretary of the Interior will provide guidance regarding the replacement of representatives should the need arise.