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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameAdaptation for Climate-Sensitive Ecosystems and Resources Advisory CommitteeAgency NameEnvironmental Protection Agency
Fiscal Year2008Committee Number31931
Original Establishment Date4/27/2007Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date5/30/2008Committee URLhttp://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/cfm/recordisplay.cfm?...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*10
Current Charter Date5/29/2007Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Officer
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date5/30/2008Designated Federal Officer First Name*Joanna
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Foellmer
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Advisory Committee Establishment Decision DocumentDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(703) 347-8508
Effective Date Of Authority*4/27/2007Designated Federal Officer Fax*(703)-347-8696
Committee Type*Ad hocDesignated Federal Officer Email*foellmer.joanna@epa.gov
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?*This advisory committee supported the EPA in its participation in the interagency U. S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP), specifically in (1) implementing Goal 4 of the 2003 CCSP Strategic Plan, and (2) contributing to periodic assessments of climate change and variability as required under the Global Change Research Act of 1990. The primary responsibility of the ACSERAC was to provide an expert peer review of the first external review draft report entitled Preliminary Review of Adaptation Options for Climate-Sensitive Ecosystems and Resources. The EPA is the Administration’s lead agency responsible for producing the Synthesis and Assessment Product (SAP 4.4). The existence and function of ACSERAC is essential to EPA’s commitment to support CCSP Goal 4: “Understanding the sensitivity and adaptability of different natural and managed ecosystems and human systems to climate and related global changes,” through producing SAP 4.4. The primary responsibility of the committee is to conduct an expert peer review of SAP 4.4. The ACSERAC will provide advice to the EPA Administrator on the conduct of this study. There are no other existing EPA advisory committees that have a mission that encompasses Goal 4 and the purpose and content of SAP 4.4. Likewise, existing committees do not have the breadth of technical expertise that is needed for the scientific review of this report. Advice was given by a cross section of knowledgeable individuals involving highly technical issues and management options.On May 2, 2008 the Administrator signed a letter transmitting the Agency's response to the ACSERAC members' advice. The committee concluded its work and was terminated May 30, 2008.
How is membership balanced?*Nominations for membership on the ACSERAC were solicited through the Federal Register. Balanced membership considerations were characterized by: (1) inclusion of the necessary areas of technical and resource management expertise, (2) different scientific perspectives within each technical discipline, and (3) the collective breadth of experience needed to address the Agency’s charge. Expertise will be needed in ecological/ecosystem management and science, wildlife ecology, landscape ecology, systems ecology, biogeography, environmental sciences, social sciences, forestry, land and water management, watershed science, and marine ecology.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The first meeting was held in FY 2008. One face-to-face meeting and one teleconference meeting was held. The committee terminated in FY 2008.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Adaptation for Climate-Sensitive Ecosystems and Resources Advisory Committee (ACSERAC) supports the EPA in its participation in the interagency U. S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP), specifically in (1) implementing Goal 4 of the 2003 CCSP Strategic Plan, and (2) contributing to periodic assessments of climate change and variability as required under the Global Change Research Act of 1990.
Why close or partially close meetings?There were no closed meetings.
Recommendation RemarksMay 2, 2008: EPA Administrator signed a letter to the Chair and Co-Chair thanking them for their input and enclosed a detailed report of what recommendations the Agency implemented. The Committee was terminated May 30, 2008.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction 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 SatisfactionYesAction 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*15Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentMay 2, 2008 Administrator Stephen Johnson sent a letter to the Chair, Dr. Risser, and Co-Chair, Reed Noss, thanking them for their participation in the ACSERAC. Included with the letter was a detailed report explaining what the Agency did with the Committee Members suggestions and recommendations.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe one recommendation not implemented was judged to be unnecessary.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNAAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentEPA's response is posted on the website.
Agency Feedback CommentYes, feedback was sent to the Chair and Co-Chair of the committee on 5/2/08 from the EPA Administrator. The Members of the Committee also received a copy.Narrative Description*The ACSERAC supported the EPA's Goal 1 -- Clean Air and Global Climate Change. The ACSERAC also supported the EPA in its participation in the interagency U. S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP), specifically in (1) implementing Goal 4 of the 2003 CCSP Strategic Plan, and (2) contributing to periodic assessments of climate change and variability as required under the Global Change Research Act of 1990. The EPA is the Administration’s lead agency responsible for producing Synthesis and Assessment Product (SAP 4.4). This product is entitled “Preliminary Review of Adaptation Options for Climate-Sensitive Ecosystems and Resources.” The existence and function of ACSERAC is essential to EPA’s commitment to support CCSP Goal 4: “Understanding the sensitivity and adaptability of different natural and managed ecosystems and human systems to climate and related global changes,” through producing SAP 4.4. The primary responsibility of the committee is to conduct an expert peer review of SAP 4.4. The ACSERAC provided advice to the EPA Administrator on the conduct of this study and concluded its work on May 30, 2008(termination date of the Committee)
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$18,974.00Est 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*$140,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$25,604.00Est 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*$2,819.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$44,998.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$232,395.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

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Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-011820Adaptation for Climate-Sensitive Ecosystems and Resources Advisory Committee2007