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USDA - 1284 - Grain Inspection Advisory Committee - Statutory (Congress Created)
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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameGrain Inspection Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number1284
Original Establishment Date8/13/1981Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://www.ams.usda.gov/about-ams/facas-adviso...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date1/11/2021Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter1/11/2023Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Kendra
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameC
Specific Termination Authority7 U.S.C. 87iDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Kline
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*7 U.S.C. 87i Section 21 of United States Grain Standards ActDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 690-2410
Effective Date Of Authority*11/24/1993Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 690-2173
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*kendra.c.kline@usda.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Non Scientific 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?*The committee accomplishes its purpose by providing advice to the Agricultural Marketing Service Administrator on the implementation of the U.S. Grain Standards Act. During the past year, the committee has provided discussion, advice, and recommendations on a variety of topics. Recommendations are in the remarks. When recommendations are made the staff takes all into consideration. During the next meeting all recommendations from the previous meeting are discussed.
How is membership balanced?*The committee consists of producers, domestic elevator operators, export grain elevator operators, and representatives of grain inspection and weighing agencies, farmers, consumers, academic, as well as other interested parties. In recent years we have solicited members from minority organizations such as the Small and Minority Farmers and Community Based Organizations (CBO). The solicitation is sent to over 200 using the USDA, Office of Outreach mailing list for all CBOs, miniority organizations and others. Also during solicitation, GIPSA reaches out to other Agencies within USDA to tap into their lists of interested parties and provides information on the committee. The agency DFO works with the agency Outreach Coordinator to obtain the most up-to-date listing of all minority listings to reach out to whether by email or follow-up phone calls.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The committee meets twice (budget permitting) per fiscal year. The committee is considered in the public interest and is a valuable resource for the Administrator in implementing agency policy in regards to the United States Grain Standards Act.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The committee consists of 15 members who represent all segments of the grain industry. The advisory committee has provided the agency with direct access to the expertise and counsel of a broad and unbiased cross section of the U.S. grain industry. It is a valuable resource for the agency in developing and implementing policies and programs to enhance the marketing of U.S. grain in domestic and international markets.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksRecommendations from meetings can be found at https://www.ams.usda.gov/about-ams/facas-advisory-councils/giac
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsYes
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationYes
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 CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentCosts and estimates are in line with charter/agency budget.Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*286Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentGIAC had 5 recommendations in FY22.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*30.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentAll resolutions from the Committee are taken into consideration and all findings are reported back to the Committee either by phone or letter and always as a meeting topic at the next meeting.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*30.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentAll resolutions from the Committee are taken into consideration and all findings are reported back to the Committee. Some of the resolution recommendations require studies that take more than the 6 months between each meeting to accomplish, continual contact between the members is established.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*Feedback is in the form of telephone calls, e-mails, formal letters and follow-up discussions at the next meeting.Narrative Description*Grain Inspection Advisory Committee was established under the authority of the United States Grain Standards Act. The committee is charged with providing advice to the Administrator of the Agricultural Marketing Service with respect to implementing the provisions of the Act.The committee is comprised of 15 members who represent all segments of the grain industry. They include grain producers, processors, merchandisers, handlers, exporters, consumers, academia, and grain inspection agencies.The committee addresses a variety of technical and program issues related to the grain inspection programs and the official grain inspection system. During past meetings, the committee has provided guidance on the Agency's strategic plan and performance measures and various programs related to grain quality, including proposed changes to the U.S. Grain Standards; financial management; objective testing programs such as oil, protein, and starch content in corn; and technical issues ranging from whole-grain moisture measurements to aflatoxin to pesticide residue testing.
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COSTS

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*$0.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$13,927.14Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$28,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$1,236.07Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$2,500.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$12,037.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$15,000.00
Total Costs$27,200.21Est. Total Next FY*$45,500.00
Date Cost Last Modified10/6/2022 11:21 AMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*40,000.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*34,500.00Est Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Agriculture
Agriculture
Business
Industry
Government
Federal Government
Trade
Exports and Imports
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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SUBCOMMITTEES

Committee

Subcommittees

ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-038957Grain Inspection Advisory Committee’s Subcommittee2022
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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-039868Grain Inspection Advisory Committee2021
 COM-038364Grain Inspection Advisory Committee2020
 COM-036134Grain Inspection Advisory Committee2019
 COM-033460Grain Inspection Advisory Committee2018
 COM-001214Grain Inspection Advisory Committee2017
 COM-003199Grain Inspection Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003927Grain Inspection Advisory Committee2015
 COM-005187Grain Inspection Advisory Committee2014
 COM-006048Grain Inspection Advisory Committee2013
 COM-007346Grain Inspection Advisory Committee2012
 COM-007559Grain Inspection Advisory Committee2011
 COM-008926Grain Inspection Advisory Committee2010
 COM-010459Grain Inspection Advisory Committee2009
 COM-010543Grain Inspection Advisory Committee2008
 COM-012102Grain Inspection Advisory Committee2007
 COM-012415Grain Inspection Advisory Committee2006
 COM-014217Grain Inspection Advisory Committee2005
 COM-014358Grain Inspection Advisory Committee2004
 COM-015928Grain Inspection Advisory Committee2003
 COM-016396Grain Inspection Advisory Committee2002
 COM-017994Grain Inspection Advisory Committee2001
 COM-018348Grain Inspection Advisory Committee2000
 COM-020074Grain Inspection Advisory Committee1999
 COM-020237Federal Grain Inspection Service Advisory Committee1998
 COM-021804Federal Grain Inspection Service Advisory Committee1997