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DOI - 101 - Golden Gate National Recreation Area Advisory Commission - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameGolden Gate National Recreation Area Advisory CommissionAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2003Committee Number101
Original Establishment Date10/27/1972Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date10/27/2002Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*18
Current Charter Date1/19/1993Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Superintendent, Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date10/27/2002Designated Federal Officer First Name*Brian
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityP.L. 92-589Designated Federal Officer Last Name*O'Neill,
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*PL 92-589Designated Federal Officer Phone*415-561-4620
Effective Date Of Authority*10/27/1972Designated Federal Officer Fax*415-561-4610
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredYes
Legislation StatusPending
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*Commission terminated October 27, 2002. Legislation to reauthorize the Commission for an additional 10 years is pending in Congress.The Golden Gate National Recreation Area Advisory Commission provides a public forum for development of issues concerning areas of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and Point Reyes National Seashore. The Commission provides a recognized forum for receipt of public opinion and allows the parks to maintain constructive, informal contacts both with other public agencies and the private sector which can aid in heightening the spirit of cooperation between the National Park Service and these groups.
How is membership balanced?*The 18 members of the Commission are appointed by the Secretary of the Interior from among nominations by either members of the public or by local government and private organizations. Nine appointments are at-large, chosen to ensure representation of all of the geographical areas affected by the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and the Point Reyes National Seashore. Three seats are specifically designated for representatives from the minority communities of the Bay Area. The final complement thus represents the communities, organizations, and local government bodies of the Bay Area that are most interested and involved in the development and operations of the Golden Gate NRA and the Point Reyes NS.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The full Commission meets at least twice a fiscal year, or as often as necessary to provide input to policy decisions. The Commission is relied upon for advice, as elements of the General Management Plan for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, NPS policies and GGNRA park regulations are discussed by the Commission; and, as land issues are resolved within the legislated boundaries of Golden Gate NRA and the Point Reyes National Seashore. The public forum is a necessary part of the decision and planning process as the General Managemnet Plan and the Presidio planning process are carried forward. Elements of the General Management plan are of vital interest to the local communities and would spark much controversy if not brought before public review. In addition, the level of public interest in the Presidio has been made evident by the amount of public participation in all the Commission meets which have been held on issues of planning and management at the Presidio and cooperation and coordination with the Presidio Trust Board.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Commission has been established to meet with and advise the Secretary of the Interior, or the Secretary's designee, on general policies and specific matters related to planning, administration and development affecting the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and other units of the National Park System in Marin, San Mateo and San Francisco Counties, including the transfer of the Presidio from the Department of Defense to the National Park Service and the future management of the Presidio. The advice and direction gained from the Commission in providing input to park policy is necessary to maintain the credibility of the National Park Service with the public, and to foster interagency cooperation for the National Park Service ventures and development as the General Management Plan is implemented.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings are open.
Recommendation Remarks(1) Re #6 (EXPECTED CHARTER RENEWAL DATE) -- The FACA Section 14(b) biennial rechartering requirement has been wiaved for this committee by P.L. 102-525, October 26, 1992.


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*Golden Gate National Recreation Area Advisory Commission did not meet this fiscal year.
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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*1.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.00Est Cost Remarks
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-016991Golden Gate National Recreation Area Advisory Commission2002
 COM-017429Golden Gate National Recreation Area Advisory Commission2001
 COM-018826Golden Gate National Recreation Area Advisory Commission2000
 COM-019448Golden Gate National Recreation Area Advisory Commission1999
 COM-020761Golden Gate National Recreation Area Advisory Commission1998
 COM-021316Golden Gate National Recreation Area Advisory Commission1997