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DOE - 28517 - Climate Change Science Program Development Advisory Committee - Agency Authority


Committee NameClimate Change Science Program Development Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Energy
Fiscal Year2008Committee Number28517
Original Establishment Date2/10/2006Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date8/16/2008Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*29
Current Charter Date3/17/2008Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter3/17/2010Designated Federal Officer PrefixDr.
Projected Termination Date9/30/2008Designated Federal Officer First Name*Anjuli
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Bamzai
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*AGENDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 903-0294
Effective Date Of Authority*2/10/2006Designated Federal Officer Fax*301-903-8519
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Committee has subcommittees of lead author teams for the two Climate Change Synthesis and Asssessment Reports that the Committee is charged with developing. The lead authors present draft reports to the committee for discussion, modification and approval. These reports will be sent to the US Climate Change Science Program for consideration as the following two CCSP Synthesis and Assessment Reports: Report 2.1: Scenarios of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Atmospheric Concentrations and Review of Integrated Scenario Development and Application.2.1a: Scenarios of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Atmospheric Concentrations 2.1b: Review of Integrated Scenario Development and Application Report 3.1: Climate Models: An Assessment of Strengths and Limitations for User Applications
How is membership balanced?*The membership includes experts in climate and other environmentally-related scientific research from National Labortories, industry, universities, and Federal agencies. The composition of the membership reflects the expertise necessary to develop the Synthesis and Assessment Reports 2.1 and 3.1.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The full committee meets about 4 times a year. The meetings are very relevant and important to the development of the Synthesis and Assessment Reports. The meetings serve as opportunities for feedback and exchange between the full committee and the subcommitee of lead author teams, who are all members of the Advisory Committee. The Synthesis and Assessment draft reports are discussed, modified and approved or returned to the subcommittee for additional work.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*No other committee exists within or outside of DOE that has the breadth of membership and necessary expertise to draft the Synthesis and Assessment Reports 2.1 and 3.1. The committee has insights that provide a sound and broad base for the content of these reports.
Why close or partially close meetings?The full commitee meetings are always open to the public and on no occasion have they even been partially closed.
Recommendation Remarks


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 CommentN/A
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThe Committee provided two scientific reports to DOE. These were sent to the National Scientific and Technology Council (NSTC), CCSP for approval; they constitute two of the 21 CCSP Synthesis and Assessments. The entire suite of 21 reports is intended to satisfy section 106 of the Global Change Research Act of 1990.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*0Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Committee produced two scientific reports (see Narrative).Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe Committee produced two scientific reports (see Narrative).Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThe Committee produced two scientific reports (see Narrative).Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*Not ApplicableAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*NANarrative Description*The Climate Change Research Division includes process research and modeling efforts to (1) improve understanding of factors affecting the Earth's radiant-energy balance; (2) predict accurately any global and regional climate change induced by increasing atmospheric concentrations of aerosols and greenhouse gases; (3) quantify sources and sinks of energy-related greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide; and (4) improve the scientific basis for assessing both the potential consequences of climatic changes, including the potential ecological, social, and economic implications of human-induced climatic changes caused by increases in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and the benefits and costs of alternative response options. The research activities represent DOE's contribution to the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP), a program that integrates federal research on global change and climate change. CCSP is bringing out a suite of 21 “synthesis and assessment” (S&A) products. As a key component of the CCSP Strategic Plan (released July 2003), they integrate research results focused on important science issues and questions frequently raised by decision makers. The S&A products support informed discussion and decisions by policymakers, resource managers, stakeholders, the media, and the general public. They also help define and set the future direction and priorities of the program. The products help meet the requirements of the Global Change Research Act of 1990. The law directs agencies to “produce information readily usable by policymakers attempting to formulate effective strategies for preventing, mitigating, and adapting to the effects of global change” and to undertake periodic scientific assessments.At the request of the DOE, in accordance with the interagency CCSP Guidelines for Producing the CCSP S&A Products, the Climate Change Science Program Product Development Advisory Committee (CPDAC) has been engaged in drafting two S&A Products. Both reports of the first product (2.1), as well as the second report (3.1) have been completed by the CPDAC. The first product (2.1) consists of two reports, one of which provides updated scenarios of greenhouse gas emissions and concentrations. This report (2.1a) includes: (1) a summary of the scenarios for interested non-specialists; (2) documentation and discussion of the scenarios; and (3) information about the integrated assessment models used to generate the scenarios, including pertinent, aggregate-level, numerical information reported consistently across all scenarios and associated “reference” cases, such as for example, emissions trajectories, energy contributions over time, and population trajectories. The second report (2.1b) is a state-of-the-art review of the development and application of integrated scenarios of greenhouse gas emissions. This report reviews and evaluates how the science and stakeholder communities define, develop, implement, and communicate scenarios in the global climate change context, and how this process might be enhanced or improved. It includes a review of past scenario development and application efforts. The second report (3.1) is an assessment report of climate models, their uses, limitations, sensitivity, feedbacks, and uncertainties.
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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*$51,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$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$1,132.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$52,132.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.40Est Cost Remarks
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-011759Climate Change Science Program Development Advisory Committee2007
 COM-013044Climate Change Science Program Development Advisory Committee2006