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DOI - 31939 - U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)--Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Committee for Synthesis and Assessment Product 1.2: Past Climate Variability and Change in the Arctic and at High La - Authorized by Law
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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameU.S. Geological Survey (USGS)--Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Committee for Synthesis and Assessment Product 1.2: Past Climate Variability and Change in the Arctic and at High LaAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2009Committee Number31939
Original Establishment Date Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date5/24/2009Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date5/24/2007Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Earth Surface Dynamics Program
Date Of Renewal Charter5/24/2009Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date3/20/2009Designated Federal Officer First Name*Joan
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameJ.
Specific Termination Authority5 U.S.C. AppendixDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Fitzpatrick
Establishment Authority*Authorized by LawDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Pub. L. No. 101-606, Section 106, Global Change Research Act of 1990Designated Federal Officer Phone*(303) 236-7881
Effective Date Of Authority*11/16/1990Designated Federal Officer Fax*303-236-5349
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*jfitz@usgs.gov
Committee Type*Ad hoc
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The primary function of the committee is to synthesize and assess the state of knowledge on the topic of abrupt climate change and communicate this information to the U.S. Geological Survey. Committee members will meet and discuss issues relating to the study design, research methodology, data sources and quality, and study findings. The committee will draft a report that will serve as the CCSP definitive document on current knowledge pertaining to the topic of the paleoclimate record of the high latitudes. The issue is complex and global in extent and the primary knowledge base for this field currently resides within the academic sector. Accordingly, the FACA committee will be composed primarily of non-Federal scientists. Federal scientists will be entrained as contributing authors and/or reviewers as the development of this S&A progresses
How is membership balanced?*A prospectus was prepared for S&A 1.2: Past Climate Variability and Change in the Arctic and at High Latitudes by scientists at the USGS, NOAA, and DOE. Members of this committee have been selected based on their expertise on the subject matter and their willingness to serve. Attention was given to providing a balanced membership by including scientists from different research disciplines who are experts in their respective fields and whose expertise will be required to address the topic of S&A 1.2 comprehensively.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Estimated Number of Meetings per Year - 2 Estimated Total Meetings - 3
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*A periodic synthesis and assessment of the cumulative knowledge associated with a scientific topic is a critical tool for research planning and policy formulation. The Climate Change Science Program (CCSP), a consortium of federal agencies performing climate science, has established a synthesis and assessment (S&A) program as a part of its Strategic Plan. There are 21 S&A products to be administered by 13 federal agencies over a 5 year period. The U.S. Geological Survey, a participant in the CCSP, is responsible for 3 S&A products. S&A Product 1.2: Past Climate Variability and Change in the Arctic and at High Latitudes is the subject of this proposed federal advisory committee.
Why close or partially close meetings?n/a
Recommendation RemarksThis FAC will terminate after their report has been published and all congressional briefings have been completed. This will occur within two years of the creation of this committee.
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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 ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentThe report and its recommendations are scheduled for completion in November, 2008.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Less Than $100,000Dollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThe academic members of the FAC for CCSP SAP 1.2 have volunteered their time to produce and coordinate this report. Were the federal government required to pay the salaries of federal employees to produce this report, it would require the cost equivalent of 4 GS-15 salaries for approximately six months.Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*0Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe report and its recommendations are scheduled for completion in November, 2008.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe report and its recommendations are scheduled for completion in November, 2008.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThe report and its recommendations are scheduled for completion in November, 2008.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*NoAccess CommentCCSP SAP Website
Agency Feedback Comment*The report and its recommendations are scheduled for completion in November, 2008.Narrative Description*The USGS serves the Nation by providing reliable scientific information to 1. describe and understand the Earth; 2. minimize loss of life and property from natural disasters; 3. manage its water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and 4. enhance and protect the quality of life.It is the primary science agency of the Department of the Interior. The USGS carries out its research and activities at multiple levels including: global, National, regional, State, and local. Because the USGS encompasses numerous natural science disciplines, it possible for the bureau to bring physical plus biological science to natural resource management problems. The aggregation of this information provides a national perspective on the landscape of the country, from understanding processes deep beneath the Earth's surface to preserving habitat for threatened and endangered species. As the science Bureau of the Department of the Interior, the USGS participates in the interagency Climate Change Science Program, a primary goal for which is the creation of 21 synthesis reports on topics related to climate change. The purpose of these reports is to provide policymakers with an assessment of the best available science on the chosen topic. The USGS has Lead Agency responsibility for the production of SAP 1.2, a synthesis of what is known about the past climate history of the Arctic. By producing this report, this committee supports the Bureau's mission as the science Bureau of the Agency and the strategic plan of the CCSP.
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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
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

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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-011074U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)--Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Committee for Synthesis and Assessment Product 1.2: Past Climate Variability and Change in the Arctic and at High La2008
 COM-011670U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)--Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Committee for Synthesis and Assessment Product 1.2: Past Climate Variability and Change in the Arctic and at High La2007