Enclosure (2) to COMDTINST 5420.37A
The particular interest the individual represents and the term
When applicable, that the member is being appointed as a SGE
and is subject to Federal conflict of interest laws, agency standard
of conduct regulations, and financial disclosure requirements;
Any letter of recommendation from a Member of Congress or other
interested Federal official, a copy of the interim response to the letter,
and a final response for the Secretary's signature notifying the Member
of the candidate's appointment.
Call of Meetings. Advisory committee or subcommittee meetings may only
be held with the approval of the Sponsor and at the call of the Executive
Director (ED) who has formulated and approved the agenda. An advisory
committee or subcommittee shall not conduct any meeting in the absence of
the ED or his or her designee.
Open Meetings. Advisory committee meetings shall be open to the public,
and interested persons shall be permitted to attend, appear before, or file
statements with any advisory committee subject to reasonable rules
established by the committee. Meetings shall be held at reasonable times, and
meeting places shall be accessible to all members of the public, including
persons with disabilities. Coast Guard subcommittees shall also comply with
the public notice and open meeting requirements of FACA.
Closed Meetings. No advisory committee meeting or portion of a meeting
may be closed to the public without written approval of the Commandant and
public notification that the meeting or part of a meeting will be closed.
Requests to close a meeting or portion of a meeting must be made in writing
to the Commandant at least 45 days prior to the meeting date and shall be
coordinated with the CG CMO prior to the 45-day deadline. The request must
cite the specific exemption(s) of the Government in the Sunshine Act, 5
U.S.C. 552b(c), that justify the closure. Requests to close meetings shall be
reviewed by the Coast Guard's Office of Regulations and Administrative Law
(G-LRA). The agenda approved by the Designated Federal Officer (DFO)
must indicate if any part of the meeting will be closed to the public.
Notice of Meetings.
The public shall be given timely notice of all committee and
subcommittee meetings, whether open or closed to the public, through
publication of a notice of the meeting in the Federal Register. The