Committee CEO Scott Blackmun sent a letter to the board Thursday outlining steps the governing body must take to stay certified.
“In the case of USA Gymnastics, the USOC Board and our new working group believe that necessary action includes implementing governance reform,” Blackburn said in the letter. “We believe that reform must start with an entirely new board.”
A new board would replace interim directors within the next 12 months. The USAG will also have to cooperate with an independent investigation of who knew, who should have known and who did not report abuse allegations by Larry Nassar.
Nassar was sentenced Wednesday in Lansing, Mich., to 40 to 175 years in prison on seven counts of criminal sexual misconduct. In December, he was sentenced to 60 years in prison on child pornography charges in federal court.
In a seven-day sentencing hearing that began Jan. 16, 168 women and girls testified or had statements read in the last two weeks, detailing instances of sexual assault by Nassar. Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman was among them.
Victims also included Olympians Simone Biles, Aly Raisman, McKayla Maroney, Gabby Douglas and Jordyn Wieber.
Several USAG board members have already resigned.
The new board must also “substantively discuss” at its meetings how the organization is implementing 70 recommendations provided by former federal prosecutor Deborah Daniels, whose review found that a “complete cultural change” was needed.
Biles and Raisman cited the organization’s culpability for the abuse.
“We do not base these requirements on any knowledge that any individual USAG staff or board members had a role in fostering or obscuring Nassar’s actions,” Blackmun wrote in the letter. “Our position comes from a clear sense that USAG culture needs fundamental rebuilding.”
USA Gymnastics said it would fully comply with the conditions laid out in the letter.
“USA Gymnastics completely embraces the requirements outlined in the email,” the organization said in a statement posted to its website. “We understand that the requirements imposed by the letter will help us enhance our ability to build a culture of empowerment throughout the organization, with an increased focus on athlete safety and well-being.”