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USDA - 1309 - Plant Variety Protection Advisory Board - Statutory (Congress Created)
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NamePlant Variety Protection Advisory BoardAgency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number1309
Original Establishment Date12/24/1970Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://www.ams.usda.gov/services/plant-variety-...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*14
Current Charter Date9/21/2021Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter9/21/2023Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Jeff
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination Authority7 U.S.C. 2327Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Haynes
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*7 U.S.C. 2327Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 720-1066
Effective Date Of Authority*12/24/1970Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 260-8976
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*jeffery.haynes@usda.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Board is appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture and answers to the Secretary of Agriculture through the meeting minutes. Recommendations are voted upon and simple majority carries the motion.
How is membership balanced?*The membership includes farmer representation and is drawn approximately equally from the private or seed industry sector and from the sector of the government or the public.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Board meets annually by teleconference. Special meetings may be called if the Secretary of Agriculture requires more immediate advice. The PVP Board also advises the PVPO on operations of the program.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Board is mandated by Congress in 7 U.S.C.2327. The Board is required to advise the Secretary of Agriculture on matters concerning adoption of Rules and Regulations, appeals of decisions of examiners and on questions of declaring varieties open for public use in the times of national emergency.
Why close or partially close meetings?Meetings are open to the public. However, certain agenda items may be closed to the public if confidential material from individual applications is being presented to the Board for their consideration.
Recommendation RemarksCharter was renewed in FY21. The PVPO will be increasing outreach efforts. A broad search will be undertaken for nominees from identifiable minority groups with the required expertise in variety development using emails or letters sent to all 1890 and 1860 colleges and universities, to Hispanic-Serving and Native American-Serving (1994) Institutions, and state research and extension programs serving small farmers. Emails will also be sent to professional societies, including societies specifically fostering advancement of minority scientists. All oral and written contacts will specify that nominees are sought who possess "demonstrated ability to represent minorities, women, and persons with disabilities".

The PVP Board does not create annual report, instead the minutes of the meeting are generated by the PVP staff and are approved by the Board members. The minutes can be found at: https://www.ams.usda.gov/services/plant-variety-protection/pvpo-advisory-board.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsYes
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 CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*10Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentNo new recommendations from the PVP Board from the 12/14/2021 meeting.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*100.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNo new recommendations were received from the PVP Board from the 12/14/2021 meeting. Updates on PVPO operations and the soybean molecular marker method were provided to board members.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNAAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*Frequent updates are sent to Board members.Narrative Description*The duties of the Board are to: (1) advise the Secretary concerning the adoption of rules and regulations to facilitate the proper administration of the Act; (2) make advisory decisions for the Secretary on appeals concerning decisions on applications by the Plant Variety Protection Office and on requests for emergency public-interest compulsory licenses; and (3) advise the Secretary on any other matters under the rules and regulations.
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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*$1,231.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$1,231.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$15,000.00
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*$4,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$1,231.00Est. Total Next FY*$20,231.00
Date Cost Last Modified9/12/2022 10:39 AMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.02
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.02Est Cost RemarksNo in-person meeting is planned for this fiscal year. An in-person meeting is tentatively planned for FY 2023, in December of 2022.
Cost RemarksNo travel costs have been incurred this year so far, all meetings have been conducted by remote means.  
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Agriculture
Plant Biology
Agriculture
Business
Patents and Trademarks
Energy
Energy
Environment
Environmental Issues
Food and Drugs
Biotechnology
International
International Law
International Organizations
Land
Grazing Areas
Legislation
Legislation
Regulations
Trade
Competitiveness
Exports and Imports
International Commerce and Investment
Trade and Trade Policy
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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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-039812Plant Variety Protection Advisory Board2021
 COM-038308Plant Variety Protection Advisory Board2020
 COM-036076Plant Variety Protection Advisory Board2019
 COM-033400Plant Variety Protection Advisory Board2018
 COM-001142Plant Variety Protection Advisory Board2017
 COM-003120Plant Variety Protection Advisory Board2016
 COM-003975Plant Variety Protection Advisory Board2015
 COM-005219Plant Variety Protection Advisory Board2014
 COM-005393Plant Variety Protection Advisory Board2013
 COM-006732Plant Variety Protection Advisory Board2012
 COM-008462Plant Variety Protection Advisory Board2011
 COM-010243Plant Variety Protection Advisory Board2009
 COM-010823Plant Variety Protection Advisory Board2008
 COM-012377Plant Variety Protection Advisory Board2007
 COM-012639Plant Variety Protection Advisory Board2006
 COM-013389Plant Variety Protection Advisory Board2005
 COM-014270Plant Variety Protection Advisory Board2004
 COM-015325Plant Variety Protection Advisory Board2003
 COM-017090Plant Variety Protection Advisory Board2002
 COM-018181Plant Variety Protection Advisory Board2001
 COM-018233Plant Variety Protection Advisory Board2000
 COM-020048Plant Variety Protection Advisory Board1999
 COM-020109Plant Variety Protection Advisory Board1998
 COM-021820Plant Variety Protection Advisory Board1997