public interest. If the objective of the committee can be accomplished by an existing entity
within the Coast Guard, by an existing committee, through public hearings, by hiring an
employee or consultant, or by awarding a study contract, a committee should not be
(3) The function of advisory committees shall be advisory only, and all matters under committee
consideration shall be determined by Coast Guard officials.
e. Non-FACA Committees. The Coast Guard shall establish or participate in non-FACA
committees only when such participation:
(1) Reduces overlapping efforts among counterpart Departmental, DOD, or other agencies;
(2) Promotes the quality of performing Coast Guard missions, mission support functions, or
(4) Contributes unique Coast Guard expertise needed by other public sector entities;
(5) Enhances service to the American public; or
(6) Provides mutual benefit to the participating entities.
6. TYPES OF COMMITTEES.
a. Advisory Committee. Any committee board, commission, council, conference, panel, task force,
or similar group, or any subcommittee or other subgroup thereof, which is established by statute
or established or utilized by the President or by any agency official for the purpose of obtaining
advice or recommendations on issues or policies which are within the scope of his or her
responsibilities and which has at least one member who is not a full-time officer or employee of
the Federal government.
b. Department Committee. A formally established committee that is composed solely of employees
within a department of the Federal government.
c. Internal Committee. One established by the Coast Guard that is composed wholly of Coast
d. Interagency Committee. One formed by an agency of the Federal government and composed
wholly of Federal employees from more than one agency.
e. International Committee. One having representatives of foreign governments, industries, or
organizations, usually established as a result of a treaty or agreement between the United States
and a foreign government or by legislation. Participation, sponsorship, and establishment of
international committees are dictated by treaty, agreement, or legislation.