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DOC - 34738 - CCSP Unified Synthesis Product Development Committee - Agency Authority
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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameCCSP Unified Synthesis Product Development CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Commerce
Fiscal Year2009Committee Number34738
Original Establishment Date Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date9/30/2009Committee URLhttp://www.climate.noaa.gov/index.jsp?pg=./ccsp...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*35
Current Charter Date3/27/2008Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter3/27/2010Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date9/30/2009Designated Federal Officer First Name*Christopher
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameD.
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Miller
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer SuffixPh.D.
Specific Establishment Authority*Secretarial Decision MemorandumDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 427-2488
Effective Date Of Authority*2/29/2008Designated Federal Officer Fax*301-713-0518
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*christopher.d.miller@noaa.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Global Change Research Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-606, Section 106) requires the Government to submit a scientific assessment on a number of different topics relating to global climate change. The Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) is responsible for coordinating and directing the scientific assessments across 13 federal agencies. NOAA is managing the CCSP and is responsible for producing a comprehensive scientific assessment, as well as having responsibility for a number of the topics. This committee will produce an additional integrative document which synthesizes the information contained in the 21 synthesis and assessment product reports, the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports, and other recent results that have appeared in the scientific literature.
How is membership balanced?*The committee shall not exceed 35 members to be appointed by the Under Secretary of NOAA, to assure a balanced representation of scientific views among preeminent scientists, educators, and experts reflecting the full scope of the scientific issues addressed in this Synthesis and Assessment Product.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*During FY 08, the committee held two meetings that resulted in the production and release of the first draft of the Unified Systhesis Product for review and public comment, and one post-review meeting to consider review comments and plan for changes needed in a second draft. At least one additional meeting will be held in FY 09 prior to release of the second draft for another review and comment period. These meetings are absolutely essential to the production of a satisfactory final product.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The committee is necessary to comply with the Global Change Research Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-606, Section 106) which requires the Government to submit a scientific assessment on a number of different topics relating to global climate change.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation Remarks
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction Comment
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed 
Outcome CommentNumber Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings CommentGrants Review Comment
Number Of Recommendations*0Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentN/AAccess Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentN/AAccess GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentN/AAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*Not ApplicableAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*Narrative Description*As stated in the NOAA Strategic Plan, "At NOAA, climate performance objectives are virtually identical to CCSP goals and are managed by the Climate Office, which assures consistency among DOC, NOAA, and CCSP strategic goals."
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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*$55,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$50,000.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$10,000.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$7,000.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$3,000.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$5,000.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$70,000.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$200,000.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.50Est Cost Remarks
Cost Remarks  
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Interest Areas

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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-011285CCSP Unified Synthesis Product Development Committee2008