[USC02] 5 USC App 3: Definitions
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5 USC App 3: Definitions Text contains those laws in effect on July 10, 2020
From Title 5-AppendixFEDERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ACT

§3. Definitions

For the purpose of this Act-

(1) The term "Administrator" means the Administrator of General Services.

(2) The term "advisory committee" means any committee, board, commission, council, conference, panel, task force, or other similar group, or any subcommittee or other subgroup thereof (hereafter in this paragraph referred to as "committee"), which is-

(A) established by statute or reorganization plan, or

(B) established or utilized by the President, or

(C) established or utilized by one or more agencies,


in the interest of obtaining advice or recommendations for the President or one or more agencies or officers of the Federal Government, except that such term excludes (i) any committee that is composed wholly of full-time, or permanent part-time, officers or employees of the Federal Government, and (ii) any committee that is created by the National Academy of Sciences or the National Academy of Public Administration.

(3) The term "agency" has the same meaning as in section 551(1) of title 5, United States Code.

(4) The term "Presidential advisory committee" means an advisory committee which advises the President.

( Pub. L. 92–463, §3, Oct. 6, 1972, 86 Stat. 770 ; 1977 Reorg. Plan No. 1, §5F, eff. Nov. 20, 1977, 42 F.R. 56101, 91 Stat. 1634; Pub. L. 105–153, §2(a), Dec. 17, 1997, 111 Stat. 2689 .)

Amendments

1997-Par. (2). Pub. L. 105–153, in closing provisions, substituted "such term excludes (i) any committee that is composed wholly of full-time, or permanent part-time, officers or employees of the Federal Government, and (ii) any committee that is created by the National Academy of Sciences or the National Academy of Public Administration." for "such term excludes (i) the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, (ii) the Commission on Government Procurement, and (iii) any committee which is composed wholly of full-time officers or employees of the Federal Government."

Effective Date of 1997 Amendment

Pub. L. 105–153, §2(c), Dec. 17, 1997, 111 Stat. 2691 , provided that:

"(1) In general.-Except as provided in paragraph (2), this section [enacting section 15 of Pub. L. 92–463, set out in this Appendix, amending this section, and redesignating former section 15 of Pub. L. 92–463, set out in this Appendix, as section 16] and the amendments made by this section shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act [Dec. 17, 1997].

"(2) Retroactive effect.-Subsection (a) [amending this section] and the amendments made by subsection (a) shall be effective as of October 6, 1972, except that they shall not apply with respect to or otherwise affect any particular advice or recommendations that are subject to any judicial action filed before the date of the enactment of this Act."

Transfer of Functions

" 'Administrator' means the Administrator of General Services" substituted for " 'Director' means the Director of the Office of Management and Budget" in par. (1) pursuant to Reorg. Plan No. 1 of 1977, §5F, 42 F.R. 56101, 91 Stat. 1634, set out in this Appendix, which transferred functions of Office of Management and Budget and Director thereof relating to Committee Management Secretariat to Administrator of General Services, effective Nov. 20, 1977, as provided by section 1 of Ex. Ord. No. 12024, Dec. 1, 1977, 42 F.R. 61445, set out under section 2 of this Act in this Appendix.