c. Coast Guard personnel. All military personnel, civilian employees, and contractors of the U.S.
d. Committee Management Officer (CMO). The official designated with the responsibility for
exercising control, supervision, and accomplishments of committees within his or her
e. Designated Federal Officer (DFO) or Executive Director (ED). The Coast Guard official
designated with the responsibility to approve or call meetings, approve agendas, attend meetings,
and adjourn meetings when doing so is in the public interest. The DFO implements the
provisions of sections 10(e) and (f) of FACA.
f. Member. An individual duly appointed to attend and participate in committee meetings and
may, within prescribed limits, represent his/her organization.
g. Secretary. "Secretary" shall mean the Secretary of the Department in which the Coast Guard is
h. Sponsor. The individual designated by the approving official to be responsible for the
committee and the maintenance of committee records. The Commandant, Assistant
Commandants, and area and district commanders are solely authorized to be sponsors of
i. Utilize. A committee that is not established by the Federal government is utilized when a
Federal office or agency exercises actual management or control over the committee's operation.
a. The Coast Guard Committee Management Officer (CG CMO) shall:
(1) Exercise control and management over the establishment and procedures of advisory
committees established by the Coast Guard; develop policies and provide guidance on the
interpretation and implementation of FACA, Government Services Administration (GSA)
regulations, and Department policy; and provide guidance on the requirements for non-
(2) Maintain copies of establishing and renewal documents for all CG advisory committees as
well as membership lists, advisory committee reports, data used to prepare reports to
oversight agencies, and copies of all advisory committee documents requiring the Secretary's
(3) Review and clear all FACA actions from the Commandant to the Secretary, including, but
not limited to, appointment of committee members and charter actions;
(4) Develop policies, guidelines and procedures to establish and operate an effective committee
management program within the Coast Guard;