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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameResearch, Education, and Economics Task ForceAgency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Fiscal Year2005Committee Number16601
Original Establishment Date7/28/2003Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date10/1/2004Committee URLhttp://N/A
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*8
Current Charter Date7/28/2003Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Executive Director, REE Task Force; Special Assistant to the Under Secretary, REE
Date Of Renewal Charter7/28/2005Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date7/28/2004Designated Federal Officer First Name*Kathryn
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameE.
Specific Termination AuthorityUSDA Dept. Reg. Number 1042-146, Task Force CharteDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Boots
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Sec. 7404 of 2002 Farm Bill, Pub. L. 107-171Designated Federal Officer Phone*202-690-0826
Effective Date Of Authority*7/28/2003Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-690-2842
Committee Type*Ad hocDesignated Federal Officer Email*katie.boots@usda.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Other Committee
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate Required 
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Task Force shall evaluate the merits of establishing one or more National Institutes focused on disciplines importatnt to the progress of food and agricultural science. The Task Force shall conduct a review and evaluation of the merits of establishing one or more National Institutes focused on disciplines important to the progress of food and agricultural sciences, and, if establishment of one or more National Institutes is recommended, provide further recommendations to the Secretary.
How is membership balanced?*The Task Force members will have a broad-based background in plant, animal, and agricultural sciences research, food, nutrition, biotechnology, crop production methods, environmental science, or related disciplines; and be familiar with the role and infrastructure used to conduct Federal and private research.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Estimated Number of Meetings total is four. July 31, 2003October 27, 2003January 28, 2004April 20, 2004
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Congress created this Task Force in the 2002 for the specific purpose of examining the merits of establishing NIH-like institutes for agriculture.No other source is focused on accomplishing the goal set for this Task Force.
Why close or partially close meetings?All of the REE Task Force meetings are open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksThe Task Force was established in the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002, but did not receive appropriations in the FY 2003 Omnibus Apropriations Bill. H.R. 1559, the Emergency Wartime Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2003 included the language that will allow the Task Force to operate, and modified the purpose as well. These modifications have been included in the new charter.
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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 ResearchNoAction 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*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentNAAccess Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNAAccess GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNAAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*Not ApplicableAccess CommentThis committee was administratively inactive for Fiscal Year 2005.
Agency Feedback CommentNANarrative Description*The Task Force shall evaluate the merits of establishing one or more National Institutes focused on disciplines importatnt to the progress of food and agricultural science. The Task Force shall conduct a review and evaluation of the merits of establishing one or more National Institutes focused on disciplines important to the progress of food and agricultural sciences, and, if establishment of one or more National Institutes is recommended, provide further recommendations to the Secretary.
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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*$60,000.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$60,000.00
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$40,000.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$40,000.00
Total Costs$100,000.00Est. Total Next FY*$100,000.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
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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-014574Research, Education, and Economics Task Force2004
 COM-016175Research, Education, and Economics Task Force2003