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DOI - 1992 - Bay-Delta Advisory Council - Agency Authority


Committee NameBay-Delta Advisory CouncilAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2001Committee Number1992
Original Establishment Date4/12/1995Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date6/1/2001Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*35
Current Charter Date7/1/1999Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Acting Regional Director for the U.S Bureau of Reclamation
Date Of Renewal Charter7/1/2001Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date7/1/2001Designated Federal Officer First Name*Kirk
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameC.
Specific Termination AuthorityNADesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Rodgers
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Memo of Understanding: Framework AgreementDesignated Federal Officer Phone*916/978-5000
Effective Date Of Authority*9/1/1994Designated Federal Officer Fax*916/978-5005
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Bay-Delta Advisory Council (BDAC) was established to provide advice to State and Federal agencies committed to developing a long-term solution with respect to environmental protection and water supply dependability in the San Francisco Bay, Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Estuary and its watershed (Bay-Delta Estuary) in the State of California. Over the last 5 years the Council has advised the agencies on what should be contained in the solution. In 2000 their advice culminated in a 10-page recommendation on the CALFED solution from Chair Mike Madigan and Vice Chair Sunne McPeak to Deputy Secretary David Hayes and California Secretary for Resources Mary Nichols. The solution, embodied in a long-term plan addressed many issues raised by the Council and was approved by the agencies in the form of the Record of Decision (ROD), dated August 28, 2000, for the CALFED Bay-Delta Program Programmatic EIS/EIR. The Council is now filling the interim role of assisting the CALFED agencies during the early stages of implementing the ROD. The Council will be retired soon when the Calfornia Bay-Delta Public Advisory Committee is formed to advise the agencies during the first seven years of implementation (Stage 1 of a 30 year program).
How is membership balanced?*The Bay-Delta Advisory Council currently has 35 members and is comprised of a diverse and balanced membership of stakeholder groups, including environmental justice, business, tribal, rural, and environmental,urban and agricultural water interests in the Bay-Delta watershed.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Bay-Delta Advisory Council meetings were initiated in June 1995 and 1 meeting has been held in FY 2001(October through September). This meeting is in addition to subcommittee meetings.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*In the Framework Agreement (between the State and Federal agencies), it was determined that the public must have a central role in the development of a long-term Bay-Delta Estuary solution. While there is a shared State-Federal interest in pursuing long-term solutions that adequately address the multiple environmental, economic, and water supply interests in the Bay-Delta Estuary ecosystem, neither the Federal or State Government acting alone can accomplish this task. Advice from the affected stakeholders in the system is critical to a successful solution.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksThe Council established two subcommittees (1) the Ecosystem Roundtable was established in the fall of 1996 to provide stakeholder input/recommendations to the Council and CALFED Agencies on the coordination of existing and anticipated State and Federal ecosystem restoration and management projects/programs and (2) the Delta Drinking Water Council was established in fall 1999 to advise the Council and CALFED agencies on necessary adaptations to the CALFED Bay-Delta Program's Drinking Water Improvement Strategy to achieve CALFED's drinking water objectives.

Costs incurred and estimated for Fiscal Years 2000 and 2001, respectively, do not represent the total cost of operation of the Bay-Delta Advisory Council (BDAC). As stated in the Charter and explained above in question 20a, this effort is being conducted in cooperation with the State of California. As such, the State and Federal government are sharing the costs incurred by the BDAC. The costs in item 18 represent the Federal share of BDAC operations.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety* Action Reorganize Priorities* 
Outcome Trust In Government Action Reallocate Resources 
Outcome Major Policy Changes Action Issued New Regulations 
Outcome Advance In Scientific Research Action Proposed Legislation 
Outcome Effective Grant Making Action Approved Grants Or Other Payments 
Outcome Improved Service Delivery Action Other 
Outcome Increased Customer Satisfaction Action Comment
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg Requirements Grants Review* 
Outcome Other Number Of Grants Reviewed 
Outcome CommentNumber Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings* Dollar Value Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings CommentGrants Review Comment
Number Of Recommendations* Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer* 
Number Of Recommendations CommentAccess Agency Website 
% of Recs Fully Implemented* Access Committee Website 
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentAccess GSA FACA Website 
% of Recs Partially Implemented* Access Publications 
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentAccess Other 
Agency Feedback* Access Comment
Agency Feedback Comment*Narrative Description*
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$6,000.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$6,000.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$25,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$25,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$127,000.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$127,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$25,000.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$25,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$1,000.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$1,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$3,000.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$3,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$4,000.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$4,000.00
Other Costs$50,000.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$50,000.00
Total Costs$241,000.00Est. Total Next FY*$241,000.00
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*1.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.00Est Cost Remarks
Cost Remarks  
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-018794Bay-Delta Advisory Council2000
 COM-019455Bay-Delta Advisory Council1999
 COM-020704Bay-Delta Advisory Council1998
 COM-021348Bay-Delta Advisory Council1997