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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameForest Resource Coordinating CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Fiscal Year2018Committee Number42940
Original Establishment Date Committee StatusAdministratively Inactive
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://www.fs.fed.us/managing-land/private-lan...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*20
Current Charter Date7/16/2015Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Natural Resource Specialist
Date Of Renewal Charter7/16/2017Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Margaret
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Haines
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Section 8005 of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (Pub. L. No. 110-246)Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 384-7192
Effective Date Of Authority*12/22/2008Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 205-1271
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*mhaines@fs.fed.us
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Other Committee
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The purpose of the Committee is to provide direction and coordination of actions within the USDA to effectively address the national prioirities with specific focus on owners of non-industrial private forest land that are conserving and managing working forest landscapes for multiple values and uses, protecting forests from threats and enhancing public benefits from private forests. To accomplish this purpose the Committee had two face-to-face meetings and monthly conference calls to gain additional information to develop recommendations. During these meetings educational presentations inform the Committee of the issues and opportunities surrounding private forest landowners.
How is membership balanced?*The committee will consist of no more than 20 members. Equal opportunity practices, in line with USDA policies will be followed in all appointments to the committee.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Committee is required to meet annually, but may meet as often as necessary to complete its business. The meetings pull together the diverse array of ideas, creating integrated solutions for national issues.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Secretary has determined that the work of the Committee is in thepublic interest and relevant to the duties of the Department ofAgriculture. This group continually works in sync to address national issues that various singular thought groups may not be able to accomplish.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings are open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksThe FRCC Charter expired in July 2017. This prevents members from officially meeting and making decisions. It is not anticipated that the Charter will be renewed in FY19.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
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 CommentThe Committee is currently developing outreach strategies to engage and garner support for their recommendations from federal and state agencies, non-government organizations and academia. They are scheduling meetings with Forest Service leadership, the Department and Secretary. They are working to set up meetings with the other Federal member's leadership.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNot applicable.Grants Review CommentThis Committee does not have grant review responsibilities.
Number Of Recommendations*17Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Committee developed and approved five recommendations for the 2018 Farm Bill, and three compiled recommendations to the Secretary to address his priority areas.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*22.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented Comment2 recommendations have been implemented by the Forest Service.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*78.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented Comment7 recommendations are in progress.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentOnce the Forest Service has reviewed the Farm Bill recommendations and the annual recommendations have been submitted to the Secretary, they will be posted to the website.
Agency Feedback CommentLeadership in State and Private Forestry, including the Deputy Chief, Director, and DFO, have all participated in discussions with the Committee about their recommendations, in person and during conference calls.In 2016 and part of 2017 the Committee held information listening sessions with key partners to better understand the issues. In 2017 the Committee developed and approved eight recommendations based on the public input and collaboration with the USDA Federal Agencies - Forest Service FS, Farm Services Agency, FSA, National Institute of Food and Agriculture, NIFA, and Natural Resources Conservation Service, NRCS.Narrative Description*The committee is to provide direction and coordination of actions within the USDA, and coordination with State agencies and private sector, to effectively address the national priorities for private forest conservation.
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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*$0.00Est 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$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
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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-001137Forest Resource Coordinating Committee2017
 COM-002160Forest Resource Coordinating Committee2016
 COM-003307Forest Resource Coordinating Committee2015
 COM-004544Forest Resource Coordinating Committee2014
 COM-006066Forest Resource Coordinating Committee2013
 COM-007344Forest Resource Coordinating Committee2012
 COM-008517Forest Resource Coordinating Committee2011
 COM-008899Forest Resource Coordinating Committee2010
 COM-010506Forest Resource Coordinating Committee2009