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DOI - 30911 - USGS-CCSP Committee for Synthesis and Assessment Product 3.4 Abrupt Climate Change - Agency Authority
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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameUSGS-CCSP Committee for Synthesis and Assessment Product 3.4 Abrupt Climate ChangeAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2009Committee Number30911
Original Establishment Date Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date4/3/2009Committee URLhttp://www.usgs.gov/global_change/sap_3.4/defau...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date2/16/2007Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Associate Program Coordinator Earth Surface Dynamics Program
Date Of Renewal Charter2/16/2009Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date2/16/2009Designated Federal Officer First Name*John
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination Authority5 U.S.C. App.Designated Federal Officer Last Name*McGeehin
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Global Change Research Act of 1990Designated Federal Officer Phone*(703) 648-5349
Effective Date Of Authority*11/16/1990Designated Federal Officer Fax*(703)648-6032
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*johnpmcgeehin@usgs.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
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 abrupt climate change. The issue of abrupt climate change is complex and global in extent. A synthesis and assessment of this topic is too broad for the USGS to perform on its own. In order for the S&A process to be thorough, transparent and open to the public, a new federal advisory committee must be established that is tailored to meet these societal needs.
How is membership balanced?*A prospectus was prepared for S&A 3.4: Abrupt Climate Change by scientists at the USGS, NOAA and NSF (the latter two being supporting agencies on this S&A). Suggested members of this committee were determined during this process. Suggested members were selected based on their expertise on the subject matter. Attention was given to providing a balanced membership by including federal and non-federal scientists who are considered experts in their respective fields. Other members will be considered as part of the up-coming prospectus public comment period.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Estimated Number of Meetings per Year - 1
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 3.4: Abrupt Climate Change, is the subject of this proposed federal advisory committee.
Why close or partially close meetings?n/a
Recommendation RemarksThe Committee completed work on SAP 3.4 "Abrupt Climate Change." The report was approved by the Climate Change Science Program and the Committee on Environmental and Natural Resources in December, 2008. With the publication of SAP 3.4, the Federal Advisory Committee has met its objectives and is terminated.
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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 research recommendations in SAP 3.4 will be likely be considered in future planning efforts.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThe Committee completed work on SAP 3.4 Abrupt Climate Change. The report was approved by the Climate Change Science Program and the Committee on Environmental and Natural Resources in December, 2008. With the publication of SAP 3.4, the Federal Advisory Committee has met its objectives and is terminated.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*31Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe SAP 3.4 report includes 31 recommendations for future research on the topic of Abrupt Climate Change.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe research recommendations in SAP 3.4 will be likely be considered in future planning efforts.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThe research recommendations in SAP 3.4 will be likely be considered in future planning efforts.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentNA
Agency Feedback Comment*Feedback was provided to FACA committee members during the drafting stage of the SAP development.Narrative Description*The Climate Change Science Program (CCSP), a consortium of Federal agencies performing climate science, has established a synthesis and assessment program (SAP) 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. This federal advisory committee has been established for SAP 3.4: Abrupt Climate Change.
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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
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-011241USGS-CCSP Committee for Synthesis and Assessment Product 3.4 Abrupt Climate Change2008
 COM-011815USGS-CCSP Committee for Synthesis and Assessment Product 3.4 Abrupt Climate Change2007