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DOI - 31936 - United States Geological Survey (USGS)--Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Committee for Synthesis and Assessment Product 4.2: Thresholds of Climate Change - Agency Authority
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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameUnited States Geological Survey (USGS)--Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Committee for Synthesis and Assessment Product 4.2: Thresholds of Climate ChangeAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2009Committee Number31936
Original Establishment Date Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date3/25/2009Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date1/29/2008Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Asst. Program Coordinator Terrestrial, Freshwater, and Marine Ecosystems
Date Of Renewal Charter1/29/2010Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date3/17/2009Designated Federal Officer First Name*Coleen
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameW.
Specific Termination Authority5 U.S.C. AppendixDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Charles
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Pub. L. No. 101-606, Section 106, Global Change Research Act of 1990Designated Federal Officer Phone*(703) 648-4110
Effective Date Of Authority*1/23/2008Designated Federal Officer Fax*703-648-4238
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*colleen_charles@usgs.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Other Committee
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*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 (USGS), a participant in the CCSP, is responsible for three S&A products. The S&A product 4.2: Thresholds of Climate Change is the subject of this proposed Federal Advisory Committee
How is membership balanced?*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 upcoming prospectus public comment period.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*1 meeting per year.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The issue 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.
Why close or partially close meetings?n/a
Recommendation RemarksCommittee has completed its task. Report completed Jan 2009.
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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 CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*0Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentNAAccess Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNAAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNAAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*NoAccess CommentPublication of the SAP 4.2 Thresholds of Climate Change in Jan 2009. Access to document on CCSP website. http://www.climatescience.gov/Library/sap/sap4-2/default.php
Agency Feedback Comment*NANarrative Description*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 program to develop synthesis and assessment products (SAP) as a part of its Strategic Plan. There are 21 SAPs to be administered by 13 Federal agencies over a 5-year period. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), a participant in the CCSP, is responsible for three SAPs. SAP 4.2: Thresholds of Climate Change is the subject of this proposed Federal Advisory Committee.
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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-011065United States Geological Survey (USGS)--Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Committee for Synthesis and Assessment Product 4.2: Thresholds of Climate Change2008