28 CFR § 16.200(b) [28 CFR PART 16—PRODUCTION OR DISCLOSURE OF MATERIAL OR INFORMATION: SUBPART F—Public Observation of Parole Commission Meetings]
As used in this part:
(b) The term “meeting” refers to the deliberations of at least the number of Commissioners required to take action on behalf of the Commission where such deliberations determine or result in the joint conduct or disposition of official Commission business.
(c) Specifically included in the term “meeting” are;
(1) Meetings of the Commission required to be held by 18 U.S.C. 4203(a);
(2) Special meetings of the Commission called pursuant to 18 U.S.C. 4204(a)(1);
(3) Meetings of the National Commissioners in original jurisdiction cases pursuant to 28 CFR 2.17(a);
(4) Meetings of the entire Commission to determine original jurisdiction appeal cases pursuant to 28 CFR 2.27; and
(5) Meetings of the National Appeals Board pursuant to 28 CFR 2.26.
(6) Meetings of the Commission to conduct a hearing on the record in conjunction with applications for certificates of exemption under section 504(a) of the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959, and section 411 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (28 CFR 4.1-17 and 28 CFR 4a.1-17).
(d) Specifically excluded from the term “meeting” are:
(1) Determination made through independent voting of the Commissioners without the joint deliberation of the number of Commissioners required to take such action, pursuant to § 16.201;
(2) Original jurisdiction cases determined by sequential vote pursuant to 28 CFR 2.17;
(3) Cases determined by sequential vote pursuant to 28 CFR 2.24 and 2.25;
(4) National Appeals Board cases determined by sequential vote pursuant to 28 CFR 2.26;
(5) Meetings of special committees of Commissioners not constituting a quorum of the Commission, which may be established by the Chairman to report and make recommendations to the Commission or the Chairman on any matter.
(6) Determinations required or permitted by these regulations to open or close a meeting, or to withhold or disclose documents or information pertaining to a meeting.