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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameColorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory CouncilAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number122
Original Establishment Date6/24/1974Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://www.usbr.gov/uc/progact/salinity/
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*21
Current Charter Date9/7/2016Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Program Manager
Date Of Renewal Charter8/31/2018Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Kib
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination Authority43 U.S.C. 1594Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Jacobson
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*43 U.S.C. 1594Designated Federal Officer Phone*(801) 524-3753
Effective Date Of Authority*6/24/1974Designated Federal Officer Fax*(801) 524-3826
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*kjacobson@usbr.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*At its fall meeting, the Council discussed the accomplishments of Federal agencies and made recommendations on future activities to control salinity. The Department of the Interior, the Department of Agriculture, and the Environmental Protection Agency each presented a progress report and a schedule of activities on salinity control in the Colorado River Basin. In its Spring meeting the Council discussed: (1) taking appropriate actions regarding the Basin States Program; (2) responses to the Advisory Council Report; and (3) other items within the jurisdiction of the Council. The Council made program recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior, Secretary of Agriculture, and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. The Annual Report specifically recommends funding levels for the Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management, and U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Council also independently determined what Federal actions are needed to be consistent with the Plan of Implementation contained in the review of the Water Quality Standards in compliance with the Clean Water Act. Each agency made significant efforts, within budgetary constraints, to fund projects as recommended and to resolve conflicts and take other recommended actions. The Council also reviewed the cost sharing allocations between the Basin States and recommended any needed adjustments. These recommendations are captured in an annual report.
How is membership balanced?*The membership is balanced in that the Council is made up of no more than three members from each of the seven Colorado River Basin States appointed by the respective Governors. Members are normally representatives from the State water resources planning agency and the agency charged with water quality control in each State. These offices are those charged with maintaining salinity standards and administering pollution control activities within the State.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Council meets approximately twice a year, and at such other times as designated by the DFO. The spring meeting allows the Council to respond to the responses received from the Federal agencies regarding the recommendations made by the Council in its Annual Report. The Federal agencies provide a mid-year report to the Council on their salinity control activities. The fall meeting is held after the end of the fiscal year and the Council receives reports from the Federal agencies on their salinity control accomplishments during the year. The Council makes recommendations to the Federal agencies on how to improve salinity control activities in the new year. There recommendations are memorialized in the Council's Annual Report.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Council serves as a mechanism by which the representatives of the States can discuss the salinity problem among themselves and with the Federal agencies. These discussions are valuable in arriving at a common view of the problem and creating a coordinated effort toward solving that problem. Consideration was not given to fulfilling the Council's responsibilities through another existing committee nor by the Bureau of Reclamation because legislative language precluded such considerations. It would be difficult for the Federal agencies to gain this input from the separate views of each State. The Council, through its semiannual meetings, provides a unique opportunity for private citizens to discuss their concern, criticisms, and questions regarding the Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Program.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings are open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksUp to three members from each of the seven Basin States (Arizona, Colorado, California, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming) are appointed to the Council by the Governors of each State. Members serve at the discretion of the Governors of the state that appointed them.

At the end of each calendar year the Council prepares an Annual Report for that year and provides it to the Secretary of the Interior, Secretary of Agriculture, and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, usually by February or March. The 2019 Annual Report will be prepared at the end of calendar year 2019.

Until the Annual Report is completed, the recommendations from 2019 are not final.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction 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 CommentThe Council with its members from a variety of disciplines provides valuable guidance to the Federal agencies in meeting the goals of the salinity control program as established by the Salinity Control ActNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*615Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Advisory Council has been in existence since the mid 1970s, approximately 45 years. The total number of separate and distinct recommendations made are unknown, but estimated to be 15 each year to the Federal agencies with direct responsibility for salinity control in the Colorado River: Reclamation, BLM, and NRCS; and to the supporting Federal agencies: FWS, EPA, USGS.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*75.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe number of separate and distinct recommendations fully implemented is not known, but the Federal agencies are usually responsive to recommendations by the Council.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*25.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentSome recommendations will take a long time before fully implemented. The Council has been recommending higher levels of funding for years. The levels recommended will probably not happen in the present budget climate.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback CommentEach of the Federal agencies sends a letter to the Council in response to the recommendations made by the Council in the Annual Report. The Federal agencies respond that they have completed the recommendation, how they will complete it, or why they cannot comply with the recommendation.Narrative Description*The Council makes program recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior, Secretary of Agriculture, and the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency through its Annual Report. The Annual Report specifically recommends funding levels for the Bureau of Reclamation, Bureau of Land Management, and U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Council also independently determines what Federal actions are needed to be consistent with the Plan of Implementation contained in the review of the Water Quality Standards in compliance with the Clean Water Act. The Council also reviews the cost sharing allocations between the Basin States and recommends any needed adjustments. These recommendations are captured in the Annual Report.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members* Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY* 
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Payments to Federal Staff* Estimated Payments to Federal Staff* 
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Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
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SUBCOMMITTEES

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Subcommittees

ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-032524Technical Advisory Group2019
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

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Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001503Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council2017
 COM-002722Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council2016
 COM-003686Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council2015
 COM-005016Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council2014
 COM-005787Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council2013
 COM-006977Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council2012
 COM-007737Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council2011
 COM-009324Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council2010
 COM-009932Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council2009
 COM-011194Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council2008
 COM-011688Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council2007
 COM-013006Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council2006
 COM-013592Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council2005
 COM-014901Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council2004
 COM-015578Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council2003
 COM-016833Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council2002
 COM-017271Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council2001
 COM-018949Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council2000
 COM-019418Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council1999
 COM-020846Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council1998
 COM-021334Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council1997
 COM-033279Colorado River Basin Salinity Control Advisory Council2018