Members of the Commission shall serve without pay. While away from their homes or regular places of business in the performance of services for the Commission, members of the Commission shall be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, in the same manner as persons employed intermittently in Government service are allowed expenses under section 5703 of title 5.
The Chair and other officers of the Commission shall be elected by a majority of the members of the Commission to serve for terms established by the Commission.
The Commission shall meet at the call of the Chair or a majority of its members, but not less than twice annually. Seven members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum. Consistent with the public meeting requirements of chapter 10 of title 5, the Commission shall, from time to time, meet with persons concerned with maritime preservation.
The Commission may make such bylaws, rules, and regulations as it considers necessary to carry out its functions under this subchapter. The provisions of section 1013(b) of title 5 are hereby waived with respect to this Commission.
The Commission shall advise the Secretary on the management and development of the park. The Secretary, or his designee, shall from time to time, but at least semiannually, meet and consult with the Commission on matters relating to the management and development of the park.
The Commission shall cease to exist 10 years after the date on which the first meeting of the Commission is held.