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DOI - 84565 - Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science - Agency Authority


Committee NameAdvisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource ScienceAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2017Committee Number84565
Original Establishment Date5/1/2013Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date6/17/2017Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*25
Current Charter Date6/17/2015Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Program and Management Analyst
Date Of Renewal Charter6/17/2017Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date6/17/2017Designated Federal Officer First Name*Holly
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityAgency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Padgett
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*64 Stat 1262Designated Federal Officer Phone*(406) 207-9500
Effective Date Of Authority*1/7/2011Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Committee provided specific written recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior. In addition, the extensive discussion with members, which include key Federal, state, tribal and other partners, informed the activities of both USGS and these partners in an organic, partnership fashion.
How is membership balanced?*The members of the Committee were composed of approximately 25 members from both the Federal Government, and the following interests:• State and local governments, including state membership entities• Non-governmental organizations, including those whose primary mission isprofessional/scientific and those whose primary mission is conservation andrelated scientific and advocacy activities• American Indian tribes and other Native American entities• Academia• Landowners, businesses, and organizations representing landowners or businesses.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee met approximately 1-2 times annually, and at such other times as designated by the DFO.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*To ensure input from and coordination with key stakeholders and partners in an emerging scientific and management arena with rapidly changing conditions and mandates.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksThe ACCCNRS Committee expired without renewal on June 17, 2017. The Committee advised the Secretary of the Interior on the establishment and operations of the U.S. Geological Survey National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center and the DOI Climate Science Centers.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingYesAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentACCCNRS recommended that NCCWSC and CSCs shift resources to supporting additional staff for outreach and communication necessary to ensure actionable science'. CSCs have expanded their staff to include more communications and program management expertise, as well as science managers. All of these staff contribute to increase capacity for interaction and solution-finding with partners, which is at the heart of actionable science.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThere will likely be substantial efficiencies achieved in terms of improved service delivery, reduction of duplication, management activities that avoid or reduce damage, and the like. However, it is difficult to quantify such savings.Grants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*9Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentNo recommendations for FY 2017. In March 2015, ACCCNRS finalized a set of 9 recommendations in four major substantive areas in a Report to the Secretary of the Interior. These recommendations have been formally submitted to the Secretary. The report with all 9 recommendations can be found here: Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*65.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentACCCNRS made nine recommendations in four major substantive areas. Each is noted below, with a status update. 1) Conduct actionable science as main program focus: The program is implementing this, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. ACCCNRS recommended changes to mission statements (underway; expected conclusion April 2017) and funding priorities (underway, continuous). ACCCNRS also recommended providing increased resources for communications and partner outreach. This is occurring across the CSC network. IMPLEMENTATION STATUS: 80%2) Expand outreach, communication and collaboration with partners: This is and will remain a major focus of the program. IMPLEMENTATION STATUS: 80%3) Work with tribes and indigenous partners in a respectful way, and assist in the use of traditional knowledges in addressing climate issues. NCCWSC has distributed the two committee products addressing tribes/indigenous matters (as requested) and is working to support regional dialogues with tribal partners. IMPLEMENTATION STATUS = 80%4) Develop and implement performance metrics. NCCWSC is developing a strategic plan, from which performance metrics will be derived. NCCWSC is also supporting academic research to identify methods to evaluate actionable science. IMPLEMENTATION STATUS = 20 %Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*35.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentIn March 2015, ACCCNRS finalized a set of 9 recommendations in a Report to the Secretary of the Interior. Three of the main recommendations have been implemented at a rate of 80%, and one has been implemented only to 20%See notes in Fully Implemented SectionAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*Implementation is underway for all four areas. Development of performance metrics has been slowed by the need to begin a strategic planning process in which those metrics will be evaluated and adopted.Narrative Description*The Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science provided input and recommendations on the operation of user-oriented science centers. The substantive area centers on fish and wildlife and their habitats/ecosystems, and the likely effects of climate change on these resources, and the potential actions that may ameliorate these effects.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$11,778.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$22,592.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$26,470.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$12,174.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$4,650.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$5,868.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$2,553.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$363.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$86,448.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.20Est Cost Remarks
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-002747Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science2016
 COM-003713Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science2015
 COM-004870Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science2014
 COM-005756Advisory Committee on Climate Change and Natural Resource Science2013