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DOI - 84656 - Advisory Committee on Reconciliation in Place Names - Agency Authority


Committee NameAdvisory Committee on Reconciliation in Place NamesAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number84656
Original Establishment Date2/28/2022Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYYesPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FY Max Number of Members*17
Current Charter Date2/28/2022Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Officer
Date Of Renewal Charter2/28/2024Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Joshua
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Winchell
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Secretary's Order 3405Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 641-4467
Effective Date Of Authority*11/19/2021Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate Required 
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Committee will meet in open, public forums to receive briefings and status updates from Department of the Interior and bureau officials regarding matters scheduled to come before the Committee. Opportunity will be provided for public response/comment on issues for consideration by the Committee in formulating its recommendations. The use of subcommittees will enable the Committee to reach beyond its membership and tap expertise of non-members, greatly facilitating broadened accomplishments.
How is membership balanced?*Committee membership consists of no more than 17 discretionary members to be appointed by the Secretary of whom, to the extent practicable: at least four will be members of an Indian Tribe; at least one will represent a Tribal organization; at least one will represent a Native Hawaiian organization; at least four will have backgrounds in civil rights or race relations; at least four will have expertise in anthropology, cultural studies, geography, or history; and at least three will represent the general public.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee will meet approximately two to four times annually.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*There is no other independent advisory group consisting of subject matter experts and representatives from impacted communities that can provide recommendations to the Secretary on changes to existing Federal land unit names and additional terms that may be considered derogatory, as well as identify resources required to implement any resulting name changes
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings of the Committee will be open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksThe Committee did not meet in FY2022.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction 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 SatisfactionYesAction Comment
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentN/AGrants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*0Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Committee did not make any recommendations in FY2022 (the Committee did not meet in FY2022).Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented Comment0Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented Comment0Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*National Park Service officials will provide oral or written briefings or status reports during meetings of the Committee.Narrative Description*The Committee will recommend a process to solicit, encourage, and assist proposals to the Secretary to change derogatory geographic names. The Committee will make recommendations to the Secretary regarding Federal land unit names that are considered derogatory; however, in many cases, ( e.g., the names of national parks and designated wilderness an act of Congress will be required. The term "Federal land unit" includes (1) National Forest System land; (2) a unit of the National Park System; (3) a component of the National Wilderness Preservation System; (4) any part of the National Landscape Conservation System; and (5) a unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System. The Committee will solicit proposals to replace derogatory geographic feature and Federal land unit names from: Indian Tribes; appropriate State and local Governments; the affected Federal Agency or Department; and members of the Public.
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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*$35,568.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$173,898.00
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*$68,000.00
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*$13,600.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$453.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$56,300.00
Total Costs$36,021.00Est. Total Next FY*$311,798.00
Date Cost Last Modified11/2/2022 9:14 AMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*1.50
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.15Est Cost RemarksCosts assume one virtual committee meeting, two in-person Committee meetings, and three virtual and three in-person subcommittee meetings (two meetings total for each of the three subcommittees).
Cost RemarksCosts for FY22 were primarily fixed costs for staff salary associated with administrative work including processing member applications, charter establishment, and meeting planning; other costs are associated with publication of a Federal Register notice establishing the Committee and announcing a call for nominations.  
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Interest Areas

Civil Rights
Civil Rights
Native Americans
Federal Government
National Parks, Sites, Trails, Recreational Areas Monuments
Social Sciences
Social Sciences


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