(1) The Advisory Council shall consist of 14 to a maximum of 17 members.
(2) The Advisory Council shall be composed of the following members:
(a) one representative of each of the Federal Ministries concerned (Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV), Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI) and Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi));
(b) one representative of each of the associations nominated by the Federal Ministries; each Federal Ministry shall nominate two associations representing its interests in the respective area of responsibility; however, companies or their representatives which could be addressees of requirements of the KBA may not become members;
(c) one representative of the Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt) and the Federal Environment Agency (UBA);
(d) up to two representatives of the scientific community, each proposed by the BMWi and BMVI and by the BMJV and BMU.
(3) The members of the Advisory Council shall
(a) as representatives of their interest group (ministries, associations) or
(b) as experts in a specific field.
(4) Membership of the Advisory Council is a personal honorary office. The members of the advisory board shall be reimbursed for necessary expenses in accordance with the applicable provisions of the Federal Travel Expenses Act.