This excerpt taken from the CHNR 6-K filed Nov 13, 2007.
The Committee shall have the authority to engage (and terminate and/or replace) independent counsel and other consultants and/or advisors, including search firms, as it determines necessary to carry out its duties. The Committee may conduct or authorize investigations into any matters within the scope of its responsibilities and may meet with any employees of the Company or any third parties it deems necessary in connection with such investigations. The Company shall provide for appropriate funding, as determined by the Committee, for the payment of: compensation to counsel and other advisors engaged by the Committee; and ordinary administrative expenses of the Committee that are necessary or appropriate in carrying out its duties. Approval from the Audit Committee is required prior to any advice or assistance from the Companys independent auditor.