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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NamePresident's Commission on Improving Economic Opportunity in Communities Dependent on Tobacco Production While Protecting Public HealthAgency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Fiscal Year2001Committee Number9553
Original Establishment Date9/22/2000Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date5/18/2001Committee URLhttp://www.fsa.usda.gov/tobcom
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*10
Current Charter Date9/28/2000Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Acting Director, Tobacco and Peanuts Division
Date Of Renewal Charter9/28/2002Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date5/18/2001Designated Federal Officer First Name*Solomon
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityEO 13168Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Whitfield
Establishment Authority*PresidentialDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*EO 13168Designated Federal Officer Phone*202 720-5988
Effective Date Of Authority*9/22/2000Designated Federal Officer Fax*202 690-2298
Committee Type*Ad hocDesignated Federal Officer Email*solomon_whitfield@wdc.usda.gov
Presidential*Yes
Committee Function*Other Committee
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusEnacted
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The purpose of the Commission is to provide advice to the President on changes occurring in the tobacco farming economy and recommend such measures as may be necessary to improve economic opportunity and development in communities that are dependent on tobacco production, and protect consumers, particularly children, from hazards associated with smoking. The Commission shall review information about changes in the tobacco farming economy and federal, state, and local initiatives intended to help tobacco growers, tobacco quota holders and communities dependent on tobacco production pursue new economic opportunities. The Commission may make recommendations concerning these, and other changes and initiatives that may be necessary to improve economic opportunity in communities dependent on tobacco production. It shall also consider the public health implications of such changes and initiatives, including the efforts to reduce youth smoking and tobacco related health consequences in the United States and abroad.
How is membership balanced?*The members may include tobacco producers and quota holders; public health experts; Federal, state and local government representatives; and experts in agricultural economics and economic development. Equal opportunity practices, in line with USDA policies, will be followed in all appointments to the Commission. To ensure that the recommendations of the Commission have taken into account the needs of the diverse groups served by the Department, membership should include, to the extent practicable, individuals with demonstrated ability to represent minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and senior citizens.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Estimated Number of Meetings per Year - 4 Estimated Total Meetings - 8
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Commission is essential in order to assist tobacco farmers, quota holders and their communities adjust to changes in the tobacco economy and become less dependent on tobacco, while ensuring the continued protection of public health. Due to the different interests at stake and the intense public debate because of severe cuts in federal tobacco quotas, it is critical that a consensus of recommendations are developed by means of an advisory committee to ensure public involvement in the process.
Why close or partially close meetings?
Recommendation RemarksThis commission will terminate 30 days after submitting its final report, but not later than 2 years from the date of the Order, unless extended by the President.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety* Action Reorganize Priorities* 
Outcome Trust In Government Action Reallocate Resources 
Outcome Major Policy Changes Action Issued New Regulations 
Outcome Advance In Scientific Research Action Proposed Legislation 
Outcome Effective Grant Making Action Approved Grants Or Other Payments 
Outcome Improved Service Delivery Action Other 
Outcome Increased Customer Satisfaction Action Comment
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg Requirements Grants Review* 
Outcome Other Number Of Grants Reviewed 
Outcome CommentNumber Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings* Dollar Value Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings CommentGrants Review Comment
Number Of Recommendations* Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer* 
Number Of Recommendations CommentAccess Agency Website 
% of Recs Fully Implemented* Access Committee Website 
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentAccess GSA FACA Website 
% of Recs Partially Implemented* Access Publications 
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentAccess Other 
Agency Feedback* Access Comment
Agency Feedback CommentNarrative Description*
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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*$4,298.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$10,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$101,648.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$23,529.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$2,630.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$1,677.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$16,132.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$51,421.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$211,335.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.30Est. 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-018334President's Commission on Improving Economic Opportunity in Communities Dependent on Tobacco Production While Protecting Public Health2000