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DOC - 25155 - CCSP Product Development Committee for Synthesis and Assessment Product 1.1 - Agency Authority


Committee NameCCSP Product Development Committee for Synthesis and Assessment Product 1.1Agency NameDepartment of Commerce
Fiscal Year2006Committee Number25155
Original Establishment Date8/18/2005Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date9/19/2006Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*up to 30
Current Charter Date10/7/2005Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date9/19/2006Designated Federal Officer First Name*Christopher
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameD
Specific Termination Authority5 U.S.C. App 2Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Miller
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Secretarial Decision MemorandumDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 427-2376
Effective Date Of Authority*8/18/2005Designated Federal Officer Fax*301/427-2073
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Ad hoc
Committee Function*Other Committee


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Committee was charged with developing language for the Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Synthesis and Assessment Product that addressed Topic 1.1: Temperature trends in the lower atmosphere -- steps for understanding and reconciling differences. The committee met in open session on February 8-9, 2006 to review public comments received on the second draft, and a final draft was posted on the CCSP web-site on March 15, 2006 and presented to the CCSP Principals for review and forwarding to the NSTC (National Science and Technology Council) for final approval. The Final Report was posted on May 2, 2006.
How is membership balanced?*Members were chosen to assure a balanced representation of scientific views among preeminent scientists, educators, and experts reflecting the full scope of the scientific issues addressed in CCSP Synthesis and Assessment Product 1.1.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The committee held one meeting to review public comments on the second draft report. This meeting was a critical step in developing a third and final draft of the Product.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*This Committee was essential so that the Secretary of Commerce could comply with duties imposed on the Department, including the Global Change Research Act of 1990 (P.L. No. 101-606, Section 106), and NOAA could meet its CCSP lead agency responsibilities for development of this Synthesis and Assessment Product. There was no other source available to provide the advice given by the Committee.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A -- no closed meetings of the FACA committee were held.
Recommendation RemarksNone


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 ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentThe agency action taken as a result of the Committee advice was forwarding the Final Draft of the Synthesis and Assessment Report to the Climate Change Science Program for approval and release.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThe Product developed by this committee was the first Synthesis and Assessment Product successfully completed. It demonstrates the value of this series of synthesis products and provides a sound basis for public debate, policy, and operational decisions.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThe Committee deliberations did not include consideration of, or recommendations regarding, cost reductions or avoidance.Grants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*1Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Committee agreed on the contents of the product and advised NOAA to adopt the language contained in the Final Draft of the Systhesis and Assessment Product.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*100.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe Final Report, based on the language developed by the FACA committee, was approved and posted on the CCSP web-site on May 2, 2006. In conformance with Guidelines for Producing CCSP Synthesis and Assessment Products, the final version of Synthesis and Assessment Product 1.1 was released subsequent to consideration and approval by the CCSP Interagency Committee and the National Science and Technology Council.Access GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNot Applicable.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*Not ApplicableAccess CommentCommittee Web site address:
Agency Feedback Comment*NANarrative Description*This Committee supported NOAA in fulfilling lead agency responsibilities for development of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program (CCSP) Synthesis and Assessment Product addressing Topic 1.1: Temperature trends in the lower atmosphere - steps for understanding and reconciling differences. It is in direct support of the Strategic Plan Mission Goal To Understand Climate Variability and Change to Enhance Society's Ability to Plan and Respond.
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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*$16,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$22,000.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$8,400.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$900.00Est. 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$140,000.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$187,300.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.10Est Cost Remarks
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-013427CCSP Product Development Committee for Synthesis and Assessment Product 1.12005