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DOI - 84598 - Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize Advisory Council - Statutory (Congress Created)
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameTheodore Roosevelt Genius Prize Advisory CouncilAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number84598
Original Establishment Date6/1/2020Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://fws.gov/program/theodore-roosevelt-geni...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FY Max Number of Members*18
Current Charter Date6/1/2022Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Senior Biologist
Date Of Renewal Charter6/1/2024Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date12/31/2023Designated Federal Officer First Name*Stephanie
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityP.L. 116-9Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Rickabaugh
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*P.L. 116-9Designated Federal Officer Phone*(571) 421-6758
Effective Date Of Authority*3/12/2019Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*stephanie_rickabaugh@fws.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Other Committee
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusEnacted
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Council advises the Secretary, through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) Director on the implementation of the Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize competition. The prize competition encourages technological innovation with the potential to advance the mission of the Service. To do so, the legislation also required the establishment of six boards to focus on the areas of concern, which are the prevention of wildlife poaching and trafficking, the promotion of wildlife conservation, the management of invasive species, the protection of endangered species, the nonlethal management of human-wildlife conflicts, and the reducing of human-predator conflict.
How is membership balanced?*As much as is practical, members will be selected to represent a broad geographical area of the United States. Council membership, balance, and individual perspective and expertise are in large part dictated by the establishing legislation and the Council charter itself. To ensure balance, appointees are selected from among, but not limited to, individuals with the following expertise:

(a) Wildlife trafficking and trade;
(b) Wildlife conservation and management;
(c) Endangered species;
(d) Invasive species;
(e) Nonlethal wildlife management;
(f) Social aspects of human-wildlife conflict management;
(g) Predatory-human interactions;
(h) Habitats of large predators;
(i) Biology;
(j) Technology development;
(k) Engineering;
(l) Economics;
(m) Business development and management; and
(l) Any other discipline that the Secretary determines to be necessary to achieve the purposes of the Council.

There must be at least twelve members on the Council, and there should be no more than 18. Each board must have at least 9 members.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Council will meet approximately twice a year.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Council is established under the John D. Dingell, Jr., Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act, March 12, 2019 (Public Law 116-9); the America’s Conservation Enhancement Act, October 30, 2020 (Public Law 116-188); and the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 (15 U.S.C. 3719). The first two establishing laws require the advice be obtained from members on the Council.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksThere were no recommendations this year because no meetings occurred in FY 2022.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentThe Council will advise the Secretary, through the Director of the Service, on the implementation of the Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prizes. The prize competitions encourage technological innovation with the potential to advance the mission of the Department of the Interior and the Service.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentCouncil has not met yet.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentAlthough the outcome of the prize competition may be better technology or an innovative use of technology to accomplish the mission, any potential costs savings cannot be estimated at this time.Grants Review Comment
Number Of Recommendations*0Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentCouncil has not met yet.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess Comment
Agency Feedback Comment*Although the Council has not met yet, the agency anticipates the first meeting will be in October 2022, and the Service will provide feedback to the Council during meetings via direct communications by the Designated Federal Officer.Narrative 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*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$5,000.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$64,151.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$125,000.00
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*$27,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$4,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$9,100.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$653.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$1,500.00
Total Costs$64,804.00Est. Total Next FY*$171,600.00
Date Cost Last Modified8/18/2022 11:01 AMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.63
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.33Est Cost RemarksTwo meetings are expected for FY2023; one in person and one virtual.
Cost RemarksCosts recorded are only for Federal employee work and minor other costs to prepare for the potential upcoming meeting in October of 2022.  
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Animals
Fish and Wildlife
Applied Science
Applied Sciences
Engineering
Basic Science
Biology
Computer Technology
Technology
Land
Conservation and Preservation
Science and Technology
Innovation
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Social Sciences
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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Hide Section - CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-039505Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize Advisory Council2021
 COM-037168Theodore Roosevelt Genius Prize Advisory Council2020