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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameFarm,Ranch, and Rural Communities Advisory CommitteeAgency NameEnvironmental Protection Agency
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number34553
Original Establishment Date1/22/2008Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://www.epa.gov/faca/frrcc
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*20-30
Current Charter Date2/8/2018Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter2/8/2020Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Hema
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Subramanian
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Agency Decision Memo signed by EPA's Deputy Administrator on 1/22/08Designated Federal Officer Phone*202-564-5041
Effective Date Of Authority*1/22/2008Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*subramanian.hema@epa.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The FRRCC provides independent advice to the EPA Administrator on a range of environmental issues and policies that are of importance to agriculture and rural communities. The Charter for the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Federal Advisory Committee (FRRCC) was filed as renewed in February 2018, but the Committee has since been inactive following the departure of the Senior Advisor to the Administrator for Agriculture Policy from the Agency in March 2018.
How is membership balanced?*The FRRCC membership represents the viewpoints of various groups, including: academia; agriculture and associated industries; non-governmental organizations; and state, local, and tribal governments.Nominations for membership on the FRRCC are solicited through the Federal Register and other sources, including advertisement through listservs, websites, press releases, and consultation with representatives from the EPA regions and program offices.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Meetings occur approximately twice a year at 6 month intervals. The Charter for the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Federal Advisory Committee (FRRCC) was filed as renewed in February 2018, but the Committee has since been inactive following the departure of the Senior Advisor to the Administrator for Agriculture Policy from the Agency in March 2018.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The FRRCC provides a forum for discussion and an opportunity to provide policy advice to the EPA Administrator on a range of environmental issues and policies that are of importance to agriculture and rural communities. The FRRCC also plays a critical role in the Agency's efforts to expand cooperative working relationships with the agricultural community and others who are interested in agricultural issues to achieve greater progress in environmental protection.
Why close or partially close meetings?No FRRCC meetings were closed.
Recommendation RemarksAll members are Tier 1 (parent committee members). There are no Tier 2 (subcommittee) members serving.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
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 CommentThe FRRCC has not yet made any recommendations of the kind listed above.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThe FRRCC works towards improving communication and cooperation between the agricultural community and the Environmental Protection Agency.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentWhen recommendations are made by the FRRCC they tend to suggest broad institutional and policy changes that must be taken by numerous actors involved in environmental protection work, and may sometimes require cooperation with other governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, and other groups of individuals. This process often is incremental and takes place over a long time frame, and therefore is difficult to measure.Grants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*26Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe FRRCC has produced 7 advice letters and two reports on various topics since the committee's establishment.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*50.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentRecommendations made by the FRRCC tend to suggest broad institutional and policy changes that must be taken by numerous actors involved in environmental protection work, and may sometimes require cooperation with other governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, and other groups of individuals. This process often is incremental and takes place over a long time frame, thus making it very difficult to decisively determine that any of the recommendations of the FRRCC have been fully implemented at a given point in time.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*50.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentIn January 2017, former Administrator McCarthy responded to the FRRCC soil health report outlining the progress the agency has made in developing collaborations and partnerships with agricultural stakeholders to advance soil health. The FRRCC submitted several recommendations in its report dated December 2011. EPA responded in March 2012 that it would review the issues raised by the committee and consider how EPA might make use of them. In the past, the FRRCC's January 2009 advice letter was submitted to former Administrator Johnson, and Administrator Jackson responded to the FRRCC's advice letter with a formal response letter indicating that significant portions of the FRRCC's recommendations had been implemented. In addition, Administrator Jackson indicated in her response to the FRRCC's assorted advice letters submitted in September 2009 that the Agency had already begun to implement some of the Committee's advice and recommendations, and that the others would be referred to the appropriate Agency staff for consideration and implementation.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentSee website.
Agency Feedback CommentFormer EPA Administrators have responded to all of the FRRCC's advice letters and reports with formal response letters indicating what actions would be taken with regard to the Committee's recommendations. Response letters are posted on the FRRCC website.Narrative Description*The FRRCC provides independent advice to the EPA Administrator on a range of environmental issues and policies that are of importance to agriculture and rural communities. The Charter for the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Federal Advisory Committee (FRRCC) was filed as renewed in February 2018, but the Committee has since been inactive following the departure of the Senior Advisor to the Administrator for Agriculture Policy from the Agency in March 2018.
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COSTS

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Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001707Farm,Ranch, and Rural Communities Advisory Committee2017
 COM-002544Farm,Ranch, and Rural Communities Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003882Farm,Ranch, and Rural Communities Advisory Committee2015
 COM-004908Farm,Ranch, and Rural Communities Advisory Committee2014
 COM-005722Farm,Ranch, and Rural Communities Advisory Committee2013
 COM-007056Farm,Ranch, and Rural Communities Advisory Committee2012
 COM-008031Farm,Ranch, and Rural Communities Advisory Committee2011
 COM-008960Farm,Ranch, and Rural Communities Advisory Committee2010
 COM-010157Farm,Ranch, and Rural Communities Advisory Committee2009
 COM-010879Farm,Ranch, and Rural Communities Advisory Committee2008
 COM-032766Farm,Ranch, and Rural Communities Advisory Committee2018