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USDA - 1258 - Advisory Committee on Animal Health - Agency Authority


Committee NameAdvisory Committee on Animal HealthAgency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Fiscal Year2021Committee Number1258
Original Establishment Date6/6/1972Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date9/30/2021Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*Up to 20
Current Charter Date12/13/2018Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter12/13/2020Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Tyler
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameH
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*McAlpin
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer SuffixDVM
Specific Establishment Authority*Secretary's Memorandum 1781/DR 1043-31Designated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 851-3458
Effective Date Of Authority*6/6/1972Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*This committee provides the Secretary of Agriculture with valuable information on actions necessary to prevent, prepare for, and respond to animal health issues of critical important to USDA and to the industry. The purpose is to advise the Secretary of Agriculture on means to prevent, conduct surveillance, monitor, control, or eradicate animal diseases of national importance. The Committee will approach animal health from a one-health perspective, including natural resources, public health, livestock economies, emerging and other diseases, comprehensive surveillance, traceability, import/export strategies, and other related aspects of agriculture.
How is membership balanced?*Membership will be composed of persons, from a variety of geographic localities, representing a broad spectrum of farmers, scientists, trade association representatives, the university community, and representatives from other groups with related interests. Members shall include but not be limited to representatives from the following groups: (1) cattle producers / cattle producer groups;(2) poultry producers /poultry producer groups;(3) swine producers / swine producer groups;(4) sheep and goat producers / sheep and goat producer organizations;(5) aquaculture producers / aquaculture producer groups;(6) animal welfare organizations;(7) wildlife/zoo biologists or veterinarians (8) veterinarians / veterinary professional organizations;(9) organic producers / organic producer groups;(10) Tribal and State animal health officials;(11) livestock marketing and processing groups. Minor changes were made to the committee balance in the 2016-18 Charter. These changes will be implemented in the 2017-2019 member terms.(1) Cattle producers/cattle producer groups (3);(2) Poultry producers/poultry producer groups (2);(3) Swine producers/swine producer groups (2);(4) Sheep and goat producers/sheep and goat producer organizations (1)(5) Aquaculture producers/aquaculture producer groups (1);(6) Veterinary public health or animal welfare (1);(7) Wildlife/zoo biologists or veterinarians (1);(8) Veterinarians/veterinary professional organizations (2);(9) Agricultural research/academia/scientists (SGE);(10) Veterinary Medical Officer (RGE);(11) Organic producers/organic producer groups (1);(12) Tribal (1);(13) State animal health officials (2); and(14) Livestock marketing and processing groups (1).
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee meets once per fiscal year or more frequently if determined to be in the interest of USDA and as fiscal imperatives allow. This advisory committee will advise the USDA on many critical issues which include matters such as antimicrobial resistance which presents significant ongoing challenges; and foreign animal disease outbreaks (e.g., FMD, Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, vaccine readiness, and emergency response). The Committee conducts a public advisory meeting at least once each year and convenes administratively to prepare for public meetings and produce reports up to six times each year. The Committee may also conduct virtual public meetings via media forums, e.g., AdobeConnect webinars as necessary.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The committee comprised of industry, academia, and state government officials considered issues affecting animal health, including threats and the impacts on the agricultural industry. The current membership has two broad-based SGE experts. The remaining 18 members are versed in matters affecting animal health generally and all bring diverse perspectives together as representatives in order to adquately represent the issues and challenges faced by their constituencies and consumers. This Committee remains relevant to tackling emerging and standing animal health issues.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings are open to the public and no portion of those meetings are ever closed.
Recommendation RemarksNo meetings were held in FY 2021 due to the review of committee status according to the President's Executive Order. The committee charter expired in December 2021 and memberships. During this time, APHIS has identified and used other methods and procedures, including those in the upcoming Farm Bill process, to engage and solicit feedback from its various stakeholders. As APHIS gathers stakeholder feedback and input through other mechanisms, APHIS recommends terminating this Committee to decrease redundancies and increase Agency efficiency.


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 ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsYes
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction Comment
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNo additional comments.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThe Committee's contributions are qualitatively impactful. The recommendations they advance may very well become quantitative factors as the Agency's fulfills its mission, ultimatley having a positive impact on costs of implementing objectives.Grants Review Comment
Number Of Recommendations*75Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentNo FACA Activity. Currently Administratively Inactive until terminated.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*25.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented Comment19 of 75 recommendations have been fully implemented. The Committee produced 20 recommendations in FY 2017. Four have been implemented and two have been partially implemented. Three of the 29 recommendations from FY 2016 have been fully implemented. Twelve of the 26 recommendations from FY 2015 have been implemented. The Agency is taking the remaining recommendations under consideration in conjunction with other stakeholder input. APHIS expects that many, if not all, of the recommendations advanced by the Committee will be incorporated into continuing dialogue pertaining to APHIS VS programs between stakeholders and APHIS personnel. The recommendations will be considered for inclusion in Agency program objectives based on their merit and consideration of available resources as plans are drafted.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*28.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentTwenty one of the recommendations have been partially implement.. The Agency is continuing its work in these areas.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess Comment
Agency Feedback Comment*The agency provides feedback to the committee on recommendations that are part of ongoing topics before the committee. The agency shared feedback on multiple recommendations from the preceding year during the September 2016 meeting.Narrative Description*The Committee will consider current and future issues in animal agriculture and provide the Secretary with another source of dialogue and advice with which to address them. This committee provides valuable information on actions necessary to prevent, prepare for, and respond to animal health and One Health issues of critical important to USDA and to the industry.
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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
Date Cost Last Modified11/16/2021 12:16 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est Cost Remarks
Cost Remarks  
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Interest Areas

Animal Sciences and Husbandry
Veterinary Medicine


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ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-031656Subcommittee on Aquatic Animal Health2021


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-038401Advisory Committee on Animal Health2020
 COM-036171Advisory Committee on Animal Health2019
 COM-033488Advisory Committee on Animal Health2018
 COM-001854Advisory Committee on Animal Health2017
 COM-002455Advisory Committee on Animal Health2016
 COM-003283Advisory Committee on Animal Health2015
 COM-004591Advisory Committee on Animal Health2014
 COM-006319Advisory Committee on Animal Health2013
 COM-007327Advisory Committee on Animal Health2012
 COM-008188Advisory Committee on Animal Health2011
 COM-008582Advisory Committee on Animal Health2010
 COM-010525Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases2009
 COM-011396Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases2008
 COM-011527Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases2007
 COM-012697Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases2006
 COM-014252Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases2005
 COM-014259Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases2004
 COM-016192Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases2003
 COM-016220Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases2002
 COM-018172Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases2001
 COM-018243Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases2000
 COM-020043Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases1999
 COM-020246Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases1998
 COM-021837Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases1997