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42 U.S. Code § 17123 - Green Building Advisory Committee

(a) Establishment

Not later than 180 days after December 19, 2007, the Federal Director, in coordination with the Commercial Director, shall establish an advisory committee, to be known as the “Green Building Advisory Committee”.

(b) Membership
(1) In generalThe Committee shall be composed of representatives of, at a minimum—
each agency referred to in section 17081(e) of this title; and
(B) other relevant agencies and entities, as determined by the Federal Director, including at least 1 representative of each of—
State and local governmental green building programs;
independent green building associations or councils;
building experts, including architects, material suppliers, and construction contractors;
security advisors focusing on national security needs, natural disasters, and other dire emergency situations;
public transportation industry experts; and
environmental health experts, including those with experience in children’s health.
(2) Non-Federal members

The total number of non-Federal members on the Committee at any time shall not exceed 15.

(c) Meetings

The Federal Director shall establish a regular schedule of meetings for the Committee.

(d) Duties

The Committee shall provide advice and expertise for use by the Federal Director in carrying out the duties under this part, including such recommendations relating to Federal activities carried out under sections 434 through 436[1] as are agreed to by a majority of the members of the Committee.

(e) Exemption from chapter 10 of title 5

The Committee shall not be subject to section 1013 of title 5.

[1]  See References in Text note below.
Editorial Notes
References in Text

This part, referred to in subsec. (d), was in the original “this subtitle”, meaning subtitle H (§§ 491–495) of title IV of Pub. L. 110–140, Dec. 19, 2007, 121 Stat. 1649, which enacted this part and section 7628 of this title. For complete classification of subtitle H to the Code, see Tables.

Sections 434 through 436, referred to in subsec. (d), are sections 434 to 436 of Pub. L. 110–140, which enacted sections 17091 and 17092 of this title and amended section 8253 of this title.


2022—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 117–286 substituted “Exemption from chapter 10 of title 5” for “FACA exemption” in heading and “section 1013 of title 5.” for “section 14 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.).” in text.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date

Section effective on the date that is 1 day after Dec. 19, 2007, see section 1601 of Pub. L. 110–140, set out as a note under section 1824 of Title 2, The Congress.