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Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, we enclose a copy

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CHARTER
NATIONAL PARK SYSTE1 ADVISORY BOARD

1. The official designation of the Committee is the National Park System Advisory Board.

2. The purpose of the Board is to advise the Secretary of the Interior on matters relating to the National Park System, to other related areas, and to the administration of the Historic Sites Act of 1935. Pursuant to provisions of the National Trails System Act, as amended, the Board makes recommendations as to the national historical significance of proposed national, historic trails. To effectuate these purposes, the Board may form itself into Committees, subcommittees, and ad hoc committees as may be necessary. Membership on all Committees shall be determined by the Chairman.

3. The statutory life of the Board will extend through December 31, 1989. In view of the goals and purposes of the Board, considering ongoing matters of the National Park Systen, it will be reviewed sometime prior to December 31, 1989, to determine whether or not further legislative or administrative extension is appropriate. The Board will, however, be reviewed biennially as required by Section 14 of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, P.L. 92-463. 4. The Board reports to the Secretary of the Interior, Washington, D.C.

5. Support for the Board is provided by the National Park Service, Department of the Interior.

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6. The duties of the Board are solely advisory and are as stated in paragraph 2 above.

The estimated annual operating cost of the Board is $60,000, which includes approximately 1 work year of staff support. 8. The Board meets approximately two times a year on a regular basis and at such other times as the Secretary of the Interior or the Director of the National Park Service may direct. The regular meetings of the Board will generally be held in April and October of each year, but may be scheduled at such other times as the Board may approve. Meetings may be held at such places as are approved by the Director of the National Park Service. Committees of the Board meet as necessary. Meetings of all Committees, as well as meetings of the Board, shall be subject to the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act as are appropriate under the circumstances.

9. The Board will terminate on January 1, 1990, unless prior to that date legislation has been enacted extencing the life of the Board, or administrative action is taken by the Secretary pursuant to P.L. 91-383 to establish a National Park System Advisory Board. 10.

In accordance with Section 3 of the Act of August 21, 1935 (39 Stat. 667), as amended, the Board is composed of not more than 12 persons, citizens of the United States, t include representatives competent in the fields of history, archeology, architecture, and natural science. In selecting members for the Board, other than those having the disciplines required by law, the Secretary of the Interior shall make every effort to select only those individuals who have demonstrated an interest in the National Park System or who, by virtue of their vocation or avocation, will bring to the Advisory Board other interests and points of view representative of aspects of National Park Service involvement in the operation of the National Park System. lembers are appointed by the Secretary of the Interior for a term not to exceed 4 years.

Vacancies occurring by reason of removal, resignation, or death shall be filled for the balance of the remaining period of eligibility. The Chairman of the Board is elected annually by the members of the Board.

11. The members of the Board shall receive no salary but may be paid expenses incidental to travel when engaged in discharging their duties as members.

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12. The Director, National Park Service, in the Director's absence, a Federal employee designated by the Director, will serve as the designated Federal officer.

13. The Board was established by Section 3 of the Act of August 21, 1935 ( 49 Stat. 667; 16 U.S.C. 463), as amended. The Board is necessary in connection with the performance of duties imposed on the Department of the Interior by law by the Act of August 25, 1916 (16 u.s.c. 1. et seq.), as amended and supplemented, the Act of August 21, 1935 (16 U.S.c. 461, et seq.), and other statutes relating to the administration of the National Park System.

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ed Paul Secretary of the interior Date Signed:

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21 APR 1988 Date Charter Filed:

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