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DOE - 1889 - Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board - Agency Authority


Committee NameEnvironmental Management Site-Specific Advisory BoardAgency NameDepartment of Energy
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number1889
Original Establishment Date6/10/1994Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*200
Current Charter Date4/8/2022Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Officer
Date Of Renewal Charter4/8/2024Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Kelly
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameK.
Specific Termination AuthorityAgencyDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Snyder
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*AgencyDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(702) 918-6715
Effective Date Of Authority*2/22/1994Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Other Committee


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The EM SSAB provides the Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management (EM), the appropriate DOE Field Managers or Assistant Managers for EM activities, and any other DOE official the Assistant Secretary designates, with advice and recommendations concerning issues affecting the EM program at various sites. At the request of the Assistant Secretary or the Field Managers, the Board may provide advice and recommendations concerning the following EM site-specific issues: clean-up activities and environmental restoration; waste and nuclear materials management and disposition; excess facilities; future land use and long-term stewardship. The Board may also be asked to provide advice and recommendations on any other EM project or issue. Recommendations will be targeted toward actions within EM’s mission.
How is membership balanced?*Board membership reflects the full diversity of views in affected communities and regions and is composed primarily of people who are directly affected by site cleanup activities. Members include interested stakeholders from local governments, Indian Tribes, environmental and civic groups, labor organizations, universities, waste management and environmental restoration firms, and other interested parties. Selection and appointment of Board members is accomplished using procedures designed to ensure a diverse board membership and a balance of viewpoints.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Local board meeting schedules vary by site. Depending on the level of current clean-up activity, DOE site management may convene the full local boards on a monthly basis, or less frequently. Additionally, members representing each local board attend semi-annual EM SSAB Chairs meetings to discuss complex-wide EM issues.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The EM SSAB is charged with providing advice and recommendations on such issues as land use, site-specific cleanup criteria and risk assessment, priority setting, management effectiveness, cost vs. benefit analyses, and strategies for site waste management and disposal facilities. Involvement of affected parties early in the decisionmaking process is crucial to making economically feasible, environmentally sound, publicly acceptable decisions that can be implemented.
Why close or partially close meetings?Board meetings are open and announced in advance in the Federal Register.
Recommendation Remarks


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants 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 CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*1,762Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThere were 18 recommendations passed in FY 2022 from the eight local boards and the EM SSAB Chairs.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*67.78%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentRecommendations are evaluated and considered by the EM senior staff in conjunction with the core mission of the EM program. An estimated 68% of the recommendations submitted over the life of the committee have been fully implemented.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*16.92%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentAn attempt is always made to at least partially implement the Board’s recommendations. However, it should be noted that some recommendations are either financially or administratively impractical or impossible to fully implement. An estimated 17% of the recommendations submitted over the life of the committee have been partially implemented.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*EM staff attend all Board meetings and reports to the Board on progress. EM staff respond to all written recommendations. EM Field Managers respond to most local Board recommendations as they usually focus on site-specific issues. On occasion EM Headquarters (HQ) Management will respond to Board recommendations when the subject matter focuses on complex-wide issues. EM HQ Management respond to EM SSAB Chairs' recommendations.Narrative Description*The success of government activities at all levels depends on the support of an informed and participating stakeholder community. The support and understanding of citizens and stakeholders is of particular importance to the mission of cleaning up the nation's former nuclear weapons complex. The EM SSAB is a vital tool in DOE's effort to both inform stakeholders of policies and programs, and to solicit input and advice from affected groups and individuals.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$851,936.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$861,049.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$113,791.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$209,853.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$38,949.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$47,500.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$2,395,191.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$2,604,511.00
Total Costs$3,399,867.00Est. Total Next FY*$3,722,913.00
Date Cost Last Modified11/16/2022 12:37 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*8.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*7.00Est Cost Remarks
Cost Remarks  
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Interest Areas

Environmental Issues
Waste Disposal
Public Health


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-040104Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board2021
 COM-038078Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board2020
 COM-036362Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board2019
 COM-033565Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board2018
 COM-001456Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board2017
 COM-002880Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board2016
 COM-003486Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board2015
 COM-005056Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board2014
 COM-005695Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board2013
 COM-007099Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board2012
 COM-007808Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board2011
 COM-009253Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board2010
 COM-009885Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board2009
 COM-011148Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board2008
 COM-011733Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board2007
 COM-013052Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board2006
 COM-013611Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board2005
 COM-014993Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board2004
 COM-015440Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board2003
 COM-016890Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board2002
 COM-017479Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board2001
 COM-018852Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board2000
 COM-019444Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board1999
 COM-020727Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board1998
 COM-021204Environmental Management Site-Specific Advisory Board1997