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DOI - 10678 - Joint Fire Science Program Stakeholder Advisory Group - Agency Authority


Committee NameJoint Fire Science Program Stakeholder Advisory GroupAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2004Committee Number10678
Original Establishment Date Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date10/1/2003Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date1/23/2001Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Director, Office of the Wildland Fire Coordinator
Date Of Renewal Charter1/23/2003Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date1/23/2003Designated Federal Officer First Name*Tim
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Hartzell
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*FY 1998 Appropriations Act for the DOIDesignated Federal Officer Phone*202-606-3211
Effective Date Of Authority* Designated Federal Officer Fax*202-606-3150
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Other Committee


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate Required 
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*Through an annual meeting the Committee provides general advice on the direction for wildland fire research, as well as advice on specific proposals to assist the Governing Board of the Joint Fire Sciences Program (Department of the Interior - USGS, BLM, BIA, FWS and NPS, and the Department of Agriculture - Forest Service) in deciding the nature and type of applied research to address wildland fuels problems. Committee Chair also coordinates Committee review of the program, issues and proposals via phone and email. In 2002 the Committee met in Boise, Idaho to review past and current research and make additional recommendations for research in 2003 and beyond. Because of the controversial nature of increased wildland fuel treatments on public lands, specific recommendations included additional social science research as it relates to wildland fire and fuel management. The Committee also participated in a comprehensive review of the Joint Fire Science Program.
How is membership balanced?*Committee is composed of 15 Federal and 15 non-federal members. Federal Members will represent the U.S. Department of the Interior, through the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, through the Forest Service. Non-Federal members have special expertise that qualifies them to provide advice from among the following categories:wildland fire management, wildland fuels management, wildland fire research, natural resource management (especially air quality management, hydrology, and soil science), forest ecology, public lands management, conservation, social sciences, tribal governments, modeling and computer applications, and the public at-large.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Estimated Number of Meetings per Year - 1 Estimated Total Meetings - 0
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*To assist and advise the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture, through the Joint Fire Science Program Governing Board (Governing Board), on priorities and strategies for completing wildland fire and fuelsresearch and implementing research findings, and oversight of the Joint Fire Science Program. Funding was provided in the FY 1998 Appropriations Act for Interior and Related Agencies to develop and deliver to Congress a Joint Fire Science Plan. This Plan indicates that a Stakeholder Advisory Group is essential to ensure broad exposure, collaboration and consensus advice prior to undertaking research projects designed to address wildland fuels problems. The Committee provides the Joint Fire Science Program with a broad perspective on the best science needed to effectively manage fuels on wildlands and reduce risks to both communities and the environment.
Why close or partially close meetings?
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 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*NoDollar 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*NoAccess CommentNA
Agency Feedback Comment*NANarrative Description*This committee will not be reestablished
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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*$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*$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$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.10
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.10Est Cost Remarks
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-015509Joint Fire Science Program Stakeholder Advisory Group2003
 COM-016860Joint Fire Science Program Stakeholder Advisory Group2002
 COM-017411Joint Fire Science Program Stakeholder Advisory Group2001