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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameGreat Lakes Advisory BoardAgency NameEnvironmental Protection Agency
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number80462
Original Establishment Date6/15/2012Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://www.glri.us/advisory/
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date12/28/2018Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Officer
Date Of Renewal Charter12/28/2020Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Edlynzia
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Barnes
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*EPA Deputy Administrator Approval memo dated February 13, 2012Designated Federal Officer Phone*(312) 886-6249
Effective Date Of Authority*2/13/2012Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*barnes.edlynzia@epa.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*National Policy Issue 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?*The Great Lakes Advisory Board (GLAB) supports the EPA in achieving the restoration and protection goals of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) included in Public Law 111-88, the Department of the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010, and subsequent appropriations, and the United States – Canada Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. The Great Lakes is a vast, shared resource and protecting and restoring them requires the collective ideas and experience of the Great Lakes community. The GLAB provides a forum where EPA can have the full benefit of the ideas and experience of both government and non-governmental partners. The GLAB’s objectives are to provide advice and recommendations on Great Lakes protection and restoration policy; long term goals and objectives for Great Lakes protection and restoration; annual priorities to protect and restore the Great Lakes that may be used to help inform budget decisions; and issues addressed by the Great Lakes Interagency Task Force.
How is membership balanced?*The GLAB will be composed of approximately 15 members who will serve as representative members, Regular Government Employees (RGEs), or Special Government Employees (SGEs). In selecting members, EPA will consider candidates from a broad range of interests relating to the Great Lakes, including but not limited to, environmental groups, business, agricultural groups, citizens’ groups, academia, and state, local and tribal governments. GLAB is currently in the process of appointing new members.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*In FY 18, the GLAB was inactive (0 meetings) following the departure of the DFO, but is under re-establishment given the expiration of the charter dated June 2018.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The EPA Administrator is the chair of the Great Lakes Interagency Task Force of federal agencies implementing the GLRI. The GLRI is guided by an action plan that has been broadly endorsed by the Great Lakes states, cities, tribes, conservation groups and industry. The GLAB is composed of a cross-section of stakeholders with diverse backgrounds and areas of interest relating to the Great Lakes. The GLAB is necessary because it provides EPA with the collective recommendations of state and local governments, tribes and other Great Lakes interests to more effectively carry out Great Lakes restoration. There are no other existing EPA advisory committees that have a mission to advise on protecting and restoring the Great Lakes. Likewise, existing committees do not have the breadth of experience that is needed to inform the Agency on Great Lakes environmental issues from various viewpoints. Bringing together a cross-section of individuals with the needed range of experience and perspectives will facilitate a more effective discussion of the technical issues and policy options that will support adequate evaluation of, and input into, EPA positions and actions.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksMembers are Tier 1 (parent committee members) or Tier 2 (subcommittee) members. In some cases, a member may be both Tier 1 and Tier 2.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction Comment
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentIn FY 18, the GLAB was inactive due to the departure of the DFO, and is undergoing re-establishment of the Charter.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNot ApplicableGrants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*101Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Great Lakes Advisory Board has issued 101 recommendations since its establishment. The GLAB continued to provide recommendations on GLRI issues in FY 2017.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*100.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe percentage of recommendations fully implemented is approximately 100%.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThe percentage of recommendations partially implemented is 0%. All recommendations were accepted and are being implemented.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentAccess to committee information is provided through all of the selected methods.
Agency Feedback CommentThe Agency provided feedback in writing and/or through discussions at committee meetings in FY 17.Narrative Description*The Great Lakes Advisory Board (GLAB) supports the EPA in achieving the restoration and protection goals of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) included in Public Law 111-88, the Department of the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010, and subsequent appropriations, and the United States – Canada Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. The Great Lakes is a vast, shared resource and protecting and restoring them requires the collective ideas and experience of the Great Lakes community. The GLAB provides a forum where EPA can have the full benefit of the ideas and experience of both government and non-governmental partners. The GLAB’s objectives are to provide advice and recommendations on Great Lakes protection and restoration policy; long term goals and objectives for Great Lakes protection and restoration; annual priorities to protect and restore the Great Lakes that may be used to help inform budget decisions; and issues addressed by the Great Lakes Interagency Task Force. FY 2017 Accomplishments: The GLAB and the SIS held 4 public meetings to discuss issues regarding the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members* Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Members* Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Staff* Estimated Payments to Federal Staff* 
Payments to Consultants* Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff* Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Consultants* Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY* 
Other Costs Est. Other Costs Next FY* 
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)* Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY* 
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SUBCOMMITTEES

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Subcommittees

ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-032106Science and Information Subcommittee2019
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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

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Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001672Great Lakes Advisory Board2017
 COM-002558Great Lakes Advisory Board2016
 COM-003879Great Lakes Advisory Board2015
 COM-004652Great Lakes Advisory Board2014
 COM-005730Great Lakes Advisory Board2013
 COM-007058Great Lakes Advisory Board2012
 COM-032768Great Lakes Advisory Board2018