47 U.S. Code § 1423 - Public safety Interoperability Board
There is established within the Commission an advisory board to be known as the “Technical Advisory Board for First Responder Interoperability”.
Except as provided in subparagraph (B), members of the Interoperability Board shall be appointed for the life of the Interoperability Board.
Any vacancy in the Interoperability Board shall not affect the powers of the Interoperability Board, and shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment.
The Interoperability Board shall select a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson from among the members of the Interoperability Board.
In developing recommended minimum technical requirements under paragraph (1), the Interoperability Board shall base the recommended minimum technical requirements on the commercial standards for Long Term Evolution (LTE) service.
Not later than 30 days after the date on which the Interoperability Board submits recommended minimum technical requirements under paragraph (1)(B), the Commission shall approve the recommendations, with any revisions it deems necessary, and transmit such recommendations to the First Responder Network Authority.
The members of the Interoperability Board shall be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, at rates authorized for employees of agencies under subchapter I of chapter 57 of title 5, while away from their homes or regular places of business in the performance of services for the Interoperability Board.
The Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) shall not apply to the Interoperability Board.
The Interoperability Board shall terminate 15 days after the date on which the Commission transmits the recommendations to the First Responder Network Authority under subsection (c)(3)(A).