Real Property Protection Committee Charter
1. Background: The Department of Defense employs more than two million people, owns and
maintains over 600 major military installations and properties worldwide and is the steward for
over 20 million acres located in the United States and Trust Territories. Some 250 of these
installations are comparable to medium-sized cities with their attendant urban pest management
problems. Integrated pest management programs for installations are subject to the same
regulations as the civilian sector, and in- house pesticide applicators are classified as commercial
applicators under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, as amended.
2. Purpose: The objective of the Real Property Protection Committee is to provide guidance for
installation pest management programs and to coordinate this guidance with other standing
committees of the Armed Forces Pest Management Board. Additionally, the Committee serves to
advise the Office of the Secretary of Defense on installation pest management matters.
3. Responsibilities: The Real Property Protection Committee develops and recommends policy
guidance for DoD Components to include:
a. Environmentally sound cost-effective integrated pest management programs for facilities.
b. Prevention of adverse effects of pest organisms on military operations, maximizing the
service life of materials and structures, control of disease vectors/nuisance pests, and prevention
of adverse affects of pesticides on the environment.
c. Efficient contracting for commercial pest management services, performance work
statements, and quality assurance evaluation programs.
d. Record-keeping and reporting systems for legal compliance and to provide information for
budgeting, procurement and staffing.
e. Pesticide pollution abatement, work place safety, human health monitoring and pesticide
procurement, storage, and disposal.
f. Review applicable sections of Technical Guides (TG) biennially or as directed by the Chair.
g. Complete other responsibilities of a standing committee in the current Policies and
Procedures of the AFPMB.
4. Operating Procedures:
a. Robert’s Rules of Order will be followed when conducting buisiness.
b. At the discretion of the Committee Chair, subcommittees may be established to complete a
specific assignment, and dissolved upon completion.
c. At the call of the Committee Chair, advisors (medical, operational, or other specific areas of
expertise) shall be requested to participate in specific reviews.
d. Committee members, AFPMB members, and other members of the DoD pest management
community can present issues for consideration by the committee using the procedures outlined
in the AFPMB Policies and Procedures. If an Issue Paper is to be presented, an advance copy
should be provided to the Committee Chair at least two weeks in advance of the AFPMB
meeting so that it may be incorporated into the agenda. The person writing the Issue Paper or a
designated representative should attend the committee meeting to present the issue and answer
concerns/questions on it.
e. A draft agenda will be developed by the Committee Chair or Acting Chair at least one week
prior to each meeting and posted on the AFPMB Real Property Committee web space with
f. Meeting minutes shall be recorded and posted to the AFPMB website within one week of each
meeting. Draft meeting minutes will be reviewed and approved at the next meeting.
a. Each of the military services will be represented on an equitable basis, to the greatest extent
possible. Representation should be from the component's engineering organization. The
Component's Senior Engineering Pest Management Consultant may designate one installation level
pest management person for membership on the committee.
b. The Committee Chair will be an AFPMB member or agency representative, preferably with
significant knowledge on installation-based integrated pest management.
c. The Executive Director, AFPMB shall appoint an Ex-Officio member.
d. Other federal agencies (GSA, EPA, VA, etc.) will be encouraged to provide liaison members
to actively participate in discussions on actions and procedures essential for Committee
e. The Committee will seek to have representation from national-level pest management
organization(s) (e.g., National Pest Management Association, or others) in order to maintain
currency in trends in federal, state, and local pest management concerns.
Reviewed/Revised: October 2006