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DOE - 9555 - Federal Energy Management Advisory Committee - Presidential


Committee NameFederal Energy Management Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Energy
Fiscal Year2007Committee Number9555
Original Establishment Date6/3/1999Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date1/24/2007Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date6/8/2005Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Officer
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date6/8/2007Designated Federal Officer First Name*Brad
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityRepealed by E.O. 13423Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Gustafson
Establishment Authority*PresidentialDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Sec. 307, E.O. 13123Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 586-5865
Effective Date Of Authority*6/8/1999Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-586-3000
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The advisory committee meets at least once a year in a public meeting format to provide the Department of Energy with input on Federal energy management, including how to improve the use of Energy-Saving Performance Contracts and utility energy-efficiency service contracts, improve procurement of ENERGY STAR and other energy efficient products, improve building design, reduce process energy use, and enhance applications of efficient and renewable energy technologies at Federal facilities.During FY 2006, the committee maintained three working groups to explore priority issues of concern to FEMAC; the working groups include: 1) Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPC)/Utility Energy Service Contracts (UESC), 2) Sustainable Design, and 3)Strategic Planning. To date, the ESPC Working Group has submitted a two-volume report to the Secretary of Energy, passed a resolution, and prepared a work plan for FY 2007. Volume I (submitted to the Secretary in September 2004) summarizes the history of Federal use of Energy Savings Performance Contracting to finance Federal energy projects and recommends the immediate and permanant authorization of ESPCs. Volume II (submitted to the Secretary of Energy in May 2005) provides recommendations for improving the Federal ESPC program. Resolution 04-01 recommended the immediate and permanent authorizations of ESPCs. The FY 2007 Work Plan, which was approved by FEMAC, establishes three new goals associated with the advancement of ESPCs in the Federal sector. The Sustainable Working Group is drafting a Work Plan for 2007; the working group is formulating a set of goals to encourage the use of sustainable design in Federal facilities government wide. The Strategic Planning Working Group is drafting a work plan that will include a set of proposed FEMAC activities for 2006-2007. All working group documents and recommendations are submitted for the full committee for approval.Accomplishments during FY 2006 include:Conducted a public meeting involving indepth discussions between the committee and public participants (Federal officials, utilities, ESCOs, NGOs) about the ESPC and UESC financing of Federal energy management projects.
How is membership balanced?*The committee is composed of members representing Federal and state government agencies, energy service companies, utility companies, equipment manufacturers, construction and architectural companies, and other energy-related organizations.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Estimated Number of public meetings per year - 1 - 3.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Historically, the Department of Energy has benefitted from an ongoing working relationshop with individuals representing the Federal facilities and operations, building design/construction/equipment and utility industries. These individuals provide DOE with advice on how the Federal Government can work with the private sector and take advantage of their resources and experience to accelerate the adoption of energy saving measures in Federal facilities.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksThe committee was established by an executive order (E.O. 13123 - June 8, 1999) and not a public law. However, E.O. 13423, which was signed on January 26, 2007 repealed E.O. 13123.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentFEMP program planning has been revised to reflect FEMAC input for ESPC.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThe committee provides DOE with recommendations for policy changes to implement the latest energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water conservaton measures and technologies in Federal facilities government wide.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentImpact of recommendations are not quantifiable because committee input is more directly related to policy changes rather than direct technical applications.Grants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*9Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations Comment1. Consolidate quality assurance and improvement activities under the auspices of the Federal ESPC Steering Committee.2. Reduce ESPC financing costs to maximize benefit/cost impacts.3. Strengthen Monitoring and Verification procedures and contract adminsitration.4. Continue to periodically assess the performance of ESPC projects.5. Reduce the cycle time and transaction costs of entering into ESPCs.6. Increase the sharing of information and lessons learned between FEMP, Federal agencies, and state and local governments.7. Increase the applicaton of advanced energy efficiency, distributed generation, and renewable energy technologies in ESPCs.8. Promote the benefits of ESPC and encourage permanent authorization.9. FEMAC recommends that DOE make enhancements to the third party financing procedures for ESPC and UESC contracts (e.g., standardized parameters for financier bids and selection, continuerequire ESCOs to receive a minimum of 3 bids per project,require disclosure by teh ESCO of the selection process, and establish a financial dat tracking system and periodically report generic informaiton and finding to the ESCO and financing community).Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*35.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentRecommendations being integrated into the FEMP management and planning process on an ongoing basis, so the final percentage of recommendations implemented determined by the time the committee was terminated.Access GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*65.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentRecommendations being integrated into the FEMP management and planning process on an ongoing basis, so the final percentage of recommendations implemented determined by the time the committee was terminated.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentFEMAC holds public meetings generally once or twice a year and reports are available on the FEMP web site and DOE's Freedom of Information web site.
Agency Feedback Comment*Through monthly conference calls between FEMP management and FEMAC and through participation on FEMAC working groups.Narrative Description*The committee advises DOE on measures to advance energy management in the Federal sector.
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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*$20,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$165,000.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$10,000.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$1,600.00Est 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*$2,300.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$500.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$199,400.00Est. 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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ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-026171Budget Working Group2007
 COM-030494Strategic Planning Working Group2007


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-013043Federal Energy Management Advisory Committee2006
 COM-013607Federal Energy Management Advisory Committee2005
 COM-014939Federal Energy Management Advisory Committee2004
 COM-015431Federal Energy Management Advisory Committee2003
 COM-016987Federal Energy Management Advisory Committee2002
 COM-017493Federal Energy Management Advisory Committee2001
 COM-018856Federal Energy Management Advisory Committee2000