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Committee NameEnvironmental Management Advisory BoardAgency NameDepartment of Energy
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number12
Original Establishment Date1/15/1992Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*20
Current Charter Date1/17/2020Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Project Manager Office of Intergovernmental & Stakeholder Programs
Date Of Renewal Charter1/17/2022Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*David
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityAGENDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Borak
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*AGENDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 586-9928
Effective Date Of Authority*12/11/1991Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 586-0293
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management directs the Board to provide input, advice, and recommendations on various programmatic issues. In FY 2019, the Board focused on the topics of (1) Assessment of Human Resources to Implement the End State Contracting and (2) Accelerate Cleanup Completion and Closure Across the EM Complex by Facilitating Workforce/Community Engagement and Transition Approach. In support of its mission, members held an open, public meeting on April 23, 2019 in Carlsbad, New Mexico.. Board members also formed subcommittees to research each topic and dialogue with the relevant EM program offices and officials, and held subcommittee meetings on August 27-28, 2019 in Denver Colorado. The information and insights gained from these efforts is used to develop formal reports and recommendations to the Assistant Secretary. The board drafted two reports which will be reviewed, discussed, and voted on by the full Board during EMAB's public meetings in FY 2020.
How is membership balanced?*Board members represent a variety of experience and expertise, including that of regulatory agencies, business and industry, academia, professional associations, and state, local, and tribal governments. In addition, the Board seeks assistance and input from stakeholder representatives and technical consultants.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The full Board meets semi-annually or as deemed appropriate by the Assistant Secretary. Board subcommittees may meet more frequently, depending on their charge. In FY 2019, EMAB held one in-person public meeting and one in-person subcommittees meeting. During full Board meetings, proposed recommendations to the Assistant Secretary are discussed and agreed upon in an open, public forum. These meetings also provide an opportunity for private citizens and other interested audiences that are not members of the Board to discuss issues relevant to the EM program.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*EMAB is the advisory body charged with providing advice and recommendations directly to the Assistant Secretary on corporate issues related to the entire EM program. These issues include, but are not limited to: project management and oversight activities, cost/benefit analyses, program performance, human capital development, science and technology, and contracts and acquisition strategies.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksEMAB's mission is continuing in nature.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction 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 CommentN/A
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentAny significant program outcomes associated with the committee are contingent upon the scope of assigned activities and vary from year to year, based on the needs of the Assistant Secretary. However, the Board consistently focuses on improving stakeholder relations, which in turn increases trust in government. Many of the Board’s recommendations, which generally do not focus on direct technical applications, address the delivery of effective and timely clean-up that meets departmental, regulator, and stakeholder requirements.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThe cost impacts of the Board's recommendations are not immediately quantifiable because the focus of the committee generally lends itself to greater programmatic improvements rather than direct technical applications.Grants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*190Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe members are in the process of developing recommendations related to their current work topics.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*80.00%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 80% of the recommendations submitted over the life of the committee have been fully implemented. It should be noted that some recommendations are either financially or administratively impractical or impossible to fully implement.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*16.00%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 16% of the recommendations submitted over the life of the committee have been partially implemented.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentEMAB documents and information are available to the public by contacting the Board's Designated Federal Officer and via the EMAB website at Furthermore, the semi-annual meetings are open to the public and are held at sites throughout the U.S.
Agency Feedback CommentThe Assistant Secretary for EM and/or their senior staff provide feedback through written responses to Board observations and recommendations, and attend EMAB public meetings to report on EM progress and various programmatic issues.Narrative Description*The Board provides information, advice, and recommendations to the Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management (EM) concerning issues affecting the EM program. These issues include, but are not limited to, project management and oversight, cost/benefit analyses, program performance, human capital development, science and technology, and contracts and acquisition strategies.
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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*$91,950.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$101,310.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$27,909.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$58,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$11,971.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$13,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$101,909.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$71,000.00
Total Costs$233,739.00Est. Total Next FY*$243,310.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.70Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.85
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-033574Environmental Management Advisory Board2018
 COM-001321Environmental Management Advisory Board2017
 COM-002829Environmental Management Advisory Board2016
 COM-003588Environmental Management Advisory Board2015
 COM-005045Environmental Management Advisory Board2014
 COM-005688Environmental Management Advisory Board2013
 COM-007080Environmental Management Advisory Board2012
 COM-007791Environmental Management Advisory Board2011
 COM-009346Environmental Management Advisory Board2010
 COM-009798Environmental Management Advisory Board2009
 COM-011149Environmental Management Advisory Board2008
 COM-011752Environmental Management Advisory Board2007
 COM-013041Environmental Management Advisory Board2006
 COM-013623Environmental Management Advisory Board2005
 COM-014921Environmental Management Advisory Board2004
 COM-015520Environmental Management Advisory Board2003
 COM-016992Environmental Management Advisory Board2002
 COM-017490Environmental Management Advisory Board2001
 COM-018864Environmental Management Advisory Board2000
 COM-019417Environmental Management Advisory Board1999
 COM-020729Environmental Management Advisory Board1998
 COM-021343Environmental Management Advisory Board1997