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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameState Energy Advisory BoardAgency NameDepartment of Energy
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number459
Original Establishment Date10/18/1990Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://www.energy.gov/eere/steab/state-energy-a...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*18 - 21
Current Charter Date7/25/2018Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Officer
Date Of Renewal Charter7/25/2020Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Michael
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityP.L. 101-440Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Li
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*P.L. 101-440Designated Federal Officer Phone*202-287-5718
Effective Date Of Authority*10/18/1990Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*michael.li@ee.doe.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Board’s specific purpose, as outlined by statutory mandate, is to make recommendations to the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) with respect to (1.a) the energy efficiency goals and objectives of programs carried out under Parts D and G of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act and under part A, Title IV of the Energy Conservation & Production Act; (1.b) to make administrative and policy recommendations to improve these programs, including actions that should be considered to encourage non-Federal resources (including private resources) to supplement Federal financial assistance; (2) to serve as a liaison between the states and the Department of Energy on energy efficiency and renewable energy resource programs; (3) to encourage transfer of the results of the energy efficiency and renewable energy activities carried out by the Federal Government; and (4) to submit an annual report to the Secretary and Congress on the activities carried out by the Board in the previous fiscal year. The Board also provides advice to the Assistant Secretary on a range of other topics, one of them being technology transfer issues. The STEAB accomplishes its purpose in several ways. The Board meets in person two to three times a year to discuss major issues, goals, initiatives, and challenges facing state and local governments where DOE’s programs and efforts play a helpful role in overcoming barriers and facilitating progress. All meetings of STEAB’s full membership are open to the public and announced in the Federal Register. The meetings are comprised of members of the Board, DOE staff, and occasionally invited parties from other agencies or organizations. Additionally, the Board conducts monthly open teleconference calls which allow them to stay informed on issues-of-interest, and also creates a forum for discussion about policy changes, state and local program updates, and allows for discussion of other significant issues affecting energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. For the Board meetings, committee members spend substantial time preparing and analyzing issues for discussion. From these meetings, recommendations are proposed, voted on by the Board, and ultimately submitted to the Assistant Secretary.
How is membership balanced?*By Statute, Board membership ranges from no less than 18 members, to no more than 21 members, all of whom are appointed by the Secretary of Energy. Membership regulations are outlined in Public Law 101-440, Section 5 as follows: At least eight (8) members shall be Directors of the state office responsible for developing state energy conservation plans pursuant to Section 362 of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, and at least four (4) members shall be directors of state or local low-income weatherization assistance programs. Other members shall be persons who have experience in energy efficiency or renewable energy programs from the private sector, consumer interest groups, utilities, public utility commissions, educational institutions, financial institutions, local government energy programs or research institutions. Other members may include state, local, county, and city government officials who meet one of the statutory categories. A majority of the members of the Board shall be state employees. The members of the Board are appointed for a three-year term, with one-third of the total terms expiring each year. The Board, as mandated, shall be non-partisan. The committee balances its membership by looking for representation from states in different geographic locations. The Committee also balances its membership by appointing women and minorities.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Board meets two to three times per year in open public meetings. At least one meeting every year is held in Washington, D.C. Aside from the full Board Meetings, the Board also conducts monthly open teleconference calls to maintain continuity of its discussions and develop recommendations for the Assistant Secretary. The aforementioned meetings and teleconferences allow the Board to maintain an on-going dialogue of timely efforts relating to EERE programs, technology transfer, and state issues. In FY18 there were fewer meetings than normal due to the timing of appointments to the Board.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*STEAB is comprised of individuals who bring together unique perspectives and expertise relating to public and private sector energy issues from both state and local vantage points. It is a formal, continuing, statutory body which provides advice to the Assistant Secretary for EERE. It represents an important group of energy efficiency and renewable energy constituencies in a more regular and involved way than ad hoc stakeholder groups convened for a single purpose. STEAB is unlike other FACA committees within EERE as it is not program specific, and therefore can advise and make recommendations to the Assistant Secretary on all EERE technology and policy endeavors. The Board offers a forum for the exchange of ideas and information through which Federal, state, and local voices can be heard at the Department of Energy, thus offering invaluable information to the Assistant Secretary to inform ways in which the Department can effectively accelerate the progress of Federal, state, and local energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives. With significant EERE funds directed annually to state and local governments and tribal entities, input from the state and local community is essential and STEAB offers a mechanism for receiving direct feedback from state and local energy experts. The dialogue STEAB opens between EERE and state and local entities transforms otherwise grantor-grantee relationships into a set of partnerships that are critical to achieving America’s clean energy future.
Why close or partially close meetings?All STEAB meetings and teleconference calls are open to the public and have never been closed or partially closed.
Recommendation RemarksThe State Energy Advisory Board was established by Public Law 101-440 (The State Energy Efficiency Programs Improvement Act of 1990) to advise the Department of Energy on operations of its Federal grant programs. The Board's statutory charge is to develop recommendations regarding initiation, design, evaluation, and implementation of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, policies, and technologies. The Board is legislatively mandated to advise and make recommendations to the Secretary of Energy, through the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), on efforts relating to EERE programs, with a specific focus on technology transfer and state issues.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingYesAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentThe Board submits its Resolutions, white-papers and working-papers to the Assistant Secretary for EERE after they are adopted by the Board.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentSignificant program outcomes associated with the committee are contingent upon the scope of topics and activities assigned by the Assistant Secretary and vary from year to year based upon the needs of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE).Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentN/AGrants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*71Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentNo recommendations were made in FY18. STEAB drafted numerous recommendations that are awaiting approval by the full Board. The Board was unable to formally adopt recommendations in the latter half of the fiscal year due to not meeting the statutory membership requirements. New appointments to the Board were made in early December and formal adoption of new recommendations will occur in early CY 2019.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*14.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNo new comments.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*38.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNo new comments.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess Commenthttp://www.energy.gov/eere/steab/state-energy-advisory-board
Agency Feedback CommentDOE provides feedback to the STEAB with regards to their Resolutions, white-papers, working documents and other submitted correspondence in the form of letters from the Deputy Assistant Secretaries or from the Assistant Sercretary for EERE. Administrative and procedural feedback and guidance is also offered by the Board’s Designated Federal Officer.Narrative Description*The State Energy Advisory Board (STEAB) supports the Department of Energy’s (DOE) mission and strategic goals to protect our national and economic security, and to promote a diverse supply and delivery of reliable, affordable, and environmentally sound energy. The Board supports this mission by developing recommendations regarding initiation, design, evaluation, and implementation of Federal energy efficiency and renewable energy programs, policies and technologies. Per its legislative mandate, the Board reports these recommendations directly to the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). The recommendations are submitted to the Assistant Secretary in the form of letters or Resolutions. All recommendations aim to pinpoint and ensure EERE's State and local oriented programs are working to promote energy efficiency, conservation, and are striving towards achieving overall national goals as determined by the Department of Energy. Additionally, STEAB serves as a liaison between individual States and the Department of Energy with regard to energy efficiency and renewable energy programs. In this capacity as a liaison, the Board offers a forum through which Federal, State, and local voices can be heard at the Department of Energy. STEAB has utilized a myriad of different avenues such as Task Forces, teleconference calls, live meetings, white-papers and working-papers to focus, meet and advise on current and future challenges for EERE.
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Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001440State Energy Advisory Board2017
 COM-002922State Energy Advisory Board2016
 COM-003607State Energy Advisory Board2015
 COM-004923State Energy Advisory Board2014
 COM-005656State Energy Advisory Board2013
 COM-007192State Energy Advisory Board2012
 COM-007819State Energy Advisory Board2011
 COM-009248State Energy Advisory Board2010
 COM-009883State Energy Advisory Board2009
 COM-011156State Energy Advisory Board2008
 COM-011740State Energy Advisory Board2007
 COM-013117State Energy Advisory Board2006
 COM-013517State Energy Advisory Board2005
 COM-014917State Energy Advisory Board2004
 COM-015521State Energy Advisory Board2003
 COM-016903State Energy Advisory Board2002
 COM-017484State Energy Advisory Board2001
 COM-019083State Energy Advisory Board2000
 COM-019419State Energy Advisory Board1999
 COM-020737State Energy Advisory Board1998
 COM-021315State Energy Advisory Board1997
 COM-033556State Energy Advisory Board2018