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Committee NameInvasive Species Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number5314
Original Establishment Date2/3/1999Committee StatusAdministratively Inactive
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*16
Current Charter Date12/18/2017Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Executive Director of the National Invasive Species Council
Date Of Renewal Charter12/18/2019Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Stanley
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Burgiel
Establishment Authority*PresidentialDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Executive Order 13112, as amended by Executive Order 13751Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 208-4163
Effective Date Of Authority*2/3/1999Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 208-4118
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC) has at least one in person meeting per year. In addition, members communicate frequently by e-mail, fax, and phone with other ISAC members and additional experts and stakeholders to formulate and provide advice to the National Invasive Species Council (Council) on matters pertaining to invasive species policy and resources. For example, the initial membership of the ISAC provided input to the first National Invasive Species Management Plan (approved by the Council in January, 2001). The current membership of ISAC is providing advice concerning the implementation action items for the 2019-2021 National Invasive Species Management Plan and relevant executive orders.
How is membership balanced?*Membership is balanced among geographical, professional, regional, and subject discipline expertise, as well as other factors. Members are knowledgeable on invasive species issues in a broad range of communities of interest e.g., aquaculture, plant industries, weed science, fisheries science, rangeland management, forest science, plant and animal pathology, invasion biology, conservation biology, agriculture, ecosystem ecology, international trade, and laws and regulations relevant to invasive species policy. Membership includes: individuals from private industry, conservation organizations, academica, and state and tribal governments.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*At least one meeting is held each year. Most meetings are held within the Washington DC commuting area. However, some meetings are held outside the Washington DC commuting area to facilitate broader public input and understanding of regional issues and concerns. Meetings are the primary means for members to exchange information, discuss policy issues with senior officials, to complete the review and formulation of advice, and to share that advice with the National Invasive Species Council.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*This Committee provides advice from a broad range of stakeholders and subject discipline experts to the senior-most officials of 13 Executive Branch Departments/Agencies and three Executive Offices of the President. The extensive depth and range of expertise represented by the membership of the Invasive Species Advisory Committee is not available from any other single source.
Why close or partially close meetings?To date, no meetings have been closed, and a public comment period is provided within the agenda of each meeting.
Recommendation RemarksEffective May 3, 2019, the Invasive Species Advisory Committee is administratively inactive due to constraints in funding and staff capacity to maintain the Committee's operations.


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 MakingYesAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsYes
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentISAC exists to support NISC in achieving its duties. Numerous white papers and associated recommendations have been provided to NISC since its establishment in 1999. These papers are available on NISC's website,
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentISAC helps NISC fulfill its duties as the interdepartmental body charged with providing federal leadership on invasive species from a whole of government perspective. In particular, ISAC provides advice on high-level policy and program issues relevant to invasive species.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThe over 30 federal agencies and bureaus that are overseen by the members of NISC spend about $1.5 billion annually on invasive species. Because this committee operates at a broad level and provides advice to a wide range of federal action, science, and natural resource management agencies it is not possible to identify specific areas of cost savings. For additional invasive species budget information please visit the NISC website, Review CommentISAC does not review grants. To date, ISAC has not advice concerning grant processes, gaps or areas of need, and award criteria.
Number Of Recommendations*231Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentISAC met twice in FY 2019: February 26-28, 2019 (IN-PERSON), and May 2, 2019 (VIA TELECONFERENCE). The total of 15 recommendations submitted this FY were included in two (2) memoranda to NISC: 1) March 1, 2019 (11 recommendations); 2) May 2, 2019 (4 recommendations) .
ISAC's memorandum and white papers, with the recommendations therein, can be found on the NISC website, at
Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*56.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNISC staff estimates that at least 55% of ISAC Recommendations that have been fully implemented. Challenges to further implementation have included limits in funding and staff capacity, the lack of clarity on the advice provided, and the inability to garner substantial support from multi-federal agencies and/or non-federal partners in a timely manner. Note: Implementation is tracked at the overall Departmental/Agency level since this is the level of NISC membership.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*27.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentImplementation of most ISAC recommendations requires on-going inter-departmental efforts among NISC members, and often involves non-federal partners. Few recommendations call for discrete actions or reporting on implementation.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentAll final documents generated by ISAC are available on the NISC Website,
Agency Feedback CommentAgencies have the opportunity to provide feedback to ISAC at their regular meetings and in written reports. Agencies are encouraged to respond to all ISAC recommendations that specifically concern their programs and/or actions. Agencies are also invited to request additional information or clarification from ISAC concerning their recommendations before responding to ISAC or NISC.Narrative Description*Executive Order (EO) 13751 continues the advisory committee established under EO 13112. The Invasive Species Advisory Committee (ISAC) helps NISC fulfill its duties by providing advice on high-level policy and program issues relevant to invasive species. This is a representative Committee that has no SGEs. Among other things, ISAC plays a critical role in drafting and making recommendations on implementation of action items in the National Invasive Species Management Plan, available on the NISC website,
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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*$82,518.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$8,526.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
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*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$17,249.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$108,293.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.50Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
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ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-034959Invasive Ticks2019
 COM-032279Wildlife Health2019


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001547Invasive Species Advisory Committee2017
 COM-002710Invasive Species Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003678Invasive Species Advisory Committee2015
 COM-004856Invasive Species Advisory Committee2014
 COM-005808Invasive Species Advisory Committee2013
 COM-007062Invasive Species Advisory Committee2012
 COM-007904Invasive Species Advisory Committee2011
 COM-009274Invasive Species Advisory Committee2010
 COM-009947Invasive Species Advisory Committee2009
 COM-011077Invasive Species Advisory Committee2008
 COM-011693Invasive Species Advisory Committee2007
 COM-013009Invasive Species Advisory Committee2006
 COM-013707Invasive Species Advisory Committee2005
 COM-014855Invasive Species Advisory Committee2004
 COM-015445Invasive Species Advisory Committee2003
 COM-016940Invasive Species Advisory Committee2002
 COM-017378Invasive Species Advisory Committee2001
 COM-018785Invasive Species Advisory Committee2000
 COM-033237Invasive Species Advisory Committee2018