A. Official Designation: The Committee shall be known as the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission.
B. Objectives and Scope of Activities: The Commission, in accordance with Public Law 101-510, as amended, shall review the recommendations and analysis of the Secretary of Defense, and provide the President its recommendations on the timely closure and realignment of military installations inside the United States.
C. Commission Membership: The President shall appoint a Chairperson and eight additional Members for a total of nine Members. The Members shall be appointed for the life of the Commission as Special Government Employees under the authority of title 5, U.S.C. Each Member, other than the Chairperson, shall be paid at a rate equal to the daily equivalent of the minimum annual rate of basic pay payable for level IV of the Executive Schedule under 5 U.S.C. - 5315 for each day (including travel time) during which the Member is engaged in the actual performance of duties vested in the Commission. The Chairperson, like the other Members, shall be paid for each day engaged in the actual performance of duties vested in the Commission; however, the Chairperson shall be paid at the rate equal to the daily equivalent of the minimum annual rate of basic pay payable for level III of the Executive Schedule under 5 U.S.C. - 5314.
D. Commission Meetings: The Commission shall meet at the call of the Chairman, and the estimated number of Commission Meetings is 30.
E. Duration of the Commission: The Commission shall terminate on April 15, 2006. However, the Commission may extend its operations for an additional 60 days to facilitate the termination of the Commission under the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, as amended, and provide congressional testimony.
F. Agency Support: Federal Agencies, in accordance with Public Law 101-510, as amended, shall provide support as deemed necessary for the performance of the Commission. The Department of Defense, through the Director for Administration and Management, shall provide support as deemed necessary for the performance of the Commission's functions, and shall ensure compliance with the requirements of 5 U.S.C. - 6.
G. Termination Date: The Commission shall terminate upon completion of its mission or two years from the date this Charter is filed whichever is sooner or unless it is extended by Congress.
H. Operating Costs: It is estimated that the operating costs, to include travel costs and contract support, for this Commission shall be $10,000,000.00, as provided by Congress. The estimated cost in man-years to the Department of Defense is 20.
I. Charter Filing Date: April 13, 2005