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DOC - 100 - National Sea Grant Advisory Board - Statutory (Congress Created)
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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNational Sea Grant Advisory BoardAgency NameDepartment of Commerce
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number100
Original Establishment Date8/14/1967Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://seagrant.noaa.gov/About/Advisory-Board
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date8/8/2022Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Officer
Date Of Renewal Charter8/8/2024Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Susan
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameA.
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Holmes
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*33 U.S.C. 1121 et.seq. P.L. 94-461Designated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 734-1077
Effective Date Of Authority*10/8/1976Designated Federal Officer Fax*(301)-713-1031
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*susan.holmes@noaa.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusEnacted
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Sea Grant Advisory Board generally meets in-person twice annually and by conference call/virtual meeting as necessary to consider reports from the Advisory Board Committees. The Advisory Board has responsibility to advise on the performance of the National Sea Grant College Program, the status of Sea Grant programs, and the implementation of the Planning, Implementation and Evaluation (PIE) system.
How is membership balanced?*The current membership is balanced to meet the legislative requirement that "not less than eight of the voting members of the Board shall be individuals who, by reason of knowledge, experience, or training, are especially qualified in one or more of the disciplines and fields included in marine science. The other voting members shall be individuals who, by reason of knowledge, experience, or training, are especially qualified in, or representative of, education, marine affairs and resource management, coastal management, extension services, State government, industry, economics, planning, or any other activity which is appropriate to, and important for, any effort to enhance the understanding, assessment, development, management, utilization, or conservation of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources" Additionally, as part of the Board charter, there is a required balance plan which include information and plans for recruitment and diversity.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The National Sea Grant Advisory Board meets at least twice annually. All meetings and site visits are relevant to the Sea Grant Advisory Board's legislatively mandated responsibilities to provide advice to the Secretary of Commerce, the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, and the Director of the National Sea Grant College Program on the performance, planning, and operation of the Nation Sea Grant College Program.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*By legislation, the Sea Grant Advisory Board is required to advise the Secretary of Commerce and the Director of the NOAA National Sea Grant College Program concerning (A) strategies for utilizing the sea grant college program to address the Nation’s highest priorities regarding the understanding, assessment, development, management, utilization, and conservation of ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources (B) the designation of sea grant colleges and sea grant institutes and (C) such other matters as the Secretary refers to the Board for review and advice. The National Sea Grant College Program is a complex program involving more than 300 universities that participate through 34 university-based Sea Grant programs located in all coastal and Great Lakes states, including Guam and the Lake Champlain region. As can be seen, the Sea Grant legislation provides a strong role for an independent advisory body composed of experts in marine-related fields. The reason is the mandate given to Sea Grant, namely to develop the commitment and involvement of universities to achieve -- through research, education, and outreach -- greater understanding, assessment, development, utilization, and conservation of the nation's ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes resources. The dedicated members of the Sea Grant Advisory Board provide valued advice on these issues to NOAA and the Department that is critically needed to achieve the mandate and oversee the development of the Sea Grant program. There is no other existing group sufficiently knowledgeable about Sea Grant's mission that could provide, over the long term, the balance and breadth of expert advice that is vitally important to a multifaceted, scientific-based program.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksFor fiscal year 2022, the National Sea Grant Advisory Board (Board) Program Implementation and Evaluation (PIE) Review Committee focused its efforts on the development of the 40% competitive research and education policy for base funding report and finalizing the institutional status review of the University of Guam Sea Grant Program. The Biennial Report to Congress Committee focused on the development of the 2022 State of Sea Grant Interim Report to Congress. The Education and Outreach Committee discussed and explored the critical but often neglected role of social justice in developing and implementing resilience strategies and the ways that the National Sea Grant College Program can promote effective mechanisms to support these approaches. Additionally, individuals from the Board continued the Board's involvement in selecting Sea Grant Knauss Fellows, and serving as Board liaisons for the Education, Extension and Communication network teams. Costs for the subcommittees are included in the budget for the parent committee. Please note that a link to the Guam Sea Grant program will be available upon final leadership approval.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingYesAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentActions based on the recommendations of the board frequently help in the organization of National Sea Grant College Program Priorities.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentWhile we have not formally analyzed the cost savings associated with this Committee, anecdotal evidence suggests it is very high. This is based on documented changes made by the 34 Sea Grant programs that have resulted from the Advisory Board's reviews of performance and recommendations for improvements.Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*2,096Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentIn FY2022, the National Sea Grant Office (NSGO) received 11 recommendations.

The Program Implementation and Evaluation (PIE) Review Committee produced a report on its review of the 40% competitive research and education policy for base funding which included 10 recommendations. The recommendations in this report to the National Sea Grant Office (NSGO) include both evaluation and implementation of this policy. The high standard of excellence demonstrated by Sea Grant stems from the cohesive integration of rigorous, competitive, peer-reviewed scientific research with hands-on extension and outreach services and the execution of scientific literacy and education programs. Each of these functional elements of the program is important and interwoven with other functional elements. Implementing a clear policy related to research funding will provide a common currency for program planning and evaluation, and ensure balance among research, extension, and education.

The Program Implementation and Evaluation (PIE) Review Committee also conducted a site review and produced a report with one recommendation. The recommendations to the National Sea Grant Office (NSGO) is that University of Guam Sea Grant (UOGSG) be designated a Sea Grant Institutional Program. The committee found that UOGSG meets the evaluation criteria as set forth in regulation 15 CFR 918.3 for designation as a Sea Grant Institute. 

More information is available on the Board website: https://seagrant.noaa.gov/About/Advisory-Board
Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*80.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentIn FY2022, the National Sea Grant Office (NSGO) continued to implement the 4 recommendations in the Biennial Report to Congress: 1) continue to support the implementation of the Network Vision Plans, 2) continue and amplify efforts to incorporate social and environmental justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion in its organization structure and programming, 3) continue to actively seek opportunities and collaborations to leverage Sea Grant's Unique strengths in building coastal community resilience,and 4) make adjustments based on the findings and recommendation of the Independent Review Panel and Board Evaluation Committee. 
The NSGO implemented the Program Implementation and Evaluation (PIE) Review Committee's recommendation and designated the University of Guam Sea Grant (UOGSG) a Sea Grant Institutional Program.
The NSGO began to implement the 4 recommendations in the Independent Review Panel report: 1) PIER database improvements; 2) PIE policy alignment with OAR program review policy; 3) revisit program allocation policy, and 4) revisit its partnership framework, with continued implementation through the FY23 fiscal year.
More information is available on the Board website: https://seagrant.noaa.gov/About/Advisory-Board
Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*20.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentRecommendations from the Advisory Board are advisory in nature, and the majority are implemented; however, the National Sea Grant College Program and Individual Programs are not required to implement Advisory Board recommendations if they do not agree with them and/or do not have the current resources to do so. The recommendations from the Board reports are being implemented through updated guidance and policy. This will be an ongoing process.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentSea Grant Advisory Board Website: http://seagrant.noaa.gov/About/Advisory-Board
Agency Feedback Comment*The Advisory Board receives feedback through meetings of the Board's Executive Committee with the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere (when possible), the NOAA Chief of Staff, the Assistant Administrator for NOAA Research and the Director of the NOAA National Sea Grant College Program and his staff. The full Advisory Board is briefed by staff of the NOAA National Sea Grant Office at Board meetings as to the status of the implementation of recommendations. The Board is included in a variety of listservs and announcements regarding information about the program and information relevant to the Board that is sent by the Director. The Director and Designated Federal Officer meet monthly with the Board Executive Committee via conference call.Narrative Description*The Sea Grant Advisory Board is an essential part of NOAA’s National Sea Grant College Program. The Advisory Board contributes to NOAA’s Mission of Science, Service, and Stewardship in three areas: 1. To understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans and coasts; 2. To share that knowledge and information with others; and 3. To conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems and resources.
https://www.noaa.gov/our-mission-and-vision
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$38,613.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$100,000.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$54,374.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$95,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$17,713.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$75,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$6,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$141,007.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$213,500.00
Total Costs$251,707.00Est. Total Next FY*$489,500.00
Date Cost Last Modified10/25/2022 3:41 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.90
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.30Est Cost RemarksPayments to non-federal members and federal staff include benefits. For "Other Costs", contract staff support $50K contract registration fees $15K and the number includes FMC overhead $148,500 which is calculated based on a percentage of labor in accordance with NOAA overhead distribution methodology. The National Sea Grant Office is trying to capture all of its staff time working on our federal advisory committee, rather then just the DFO and contractor in both the est. payments to federal staff and the est. Fed Staff Support sections.
Cost RemarksPayments to non-federal members and federal staff include benefits. For "Other Costs", contract staff support $62,234, contract registration fees $9,750 and the number includes the Financial Management Center (FMC) overhead $69,023, which is calculated based on a percentage of labor in accordance with NOAA overhead distribution methodology. Overhead indirectly pays for Salary and Benefits of additional federal staff which would be approximately another 0.5-0.75 FTE.  
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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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SUBCOMMITTEES

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Subcommittees

ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-031627Biennial Report to Congress2022
 COM-031381Education and Outreach2022
 COM-031314Program Implementation and Evaluation (PIE) Review Committee2022
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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

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Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-040171National Sea Grant Advisory Board2021
 COM-037956National Sea Grant Advisory Board2020
 COM-035876National Sea Grant Advisory Board2019
 COM-034286National Sea Grant Advisory Board2018
 COM-001367National Sea Grant Advisory Board2017
 COM-002973National Sea Grant Advisory Board2016
 COM-003489National Sea Grant Advisory Board2015
 COM-005081National Sea Grant Advisory Board2014
 COM-005585National Sea Grant Advisory Board2013
 COM-007272National Sea Grant Advisory Board2012
 COM-007647National Sea Grant Advisory Board2011
 COM-009353National Sea Grant Advisory Board2010
 COM-009761Sea Grant Review Panel2009
 COM-011279Sea Grant Review Panel2008
 COM-011628Sea Grant Review Panel2007
 COM-013154Sea Grant Review Panel2006
 COM-013469Sea Grant Review Panel2005
 COM-015030Sea Grant Review Panel2004
 COM-015396Sea Grant Review Panel2003
 COM-017052Sea Grant Review Panel2002
 COM-017341Sea Grant Review Panel2001
 COM-019009Sea Grant Review Panel2000
 COM-019264Sea Grant Review Panel1999
 COM-020874Sea Grant Review Panel1998
 COM-021168Sea Grant Review Panel1997