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DOC - 84657 - Ocean Research Advisory Panel - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameOcean Research Advisory PanelAgency NameDepartment of Commerce
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number84657
Original Establishment Date5/24/2022Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYYesPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FY Max Number of Members*10
Current Charter Date5/24/2022Designated Fed Officer Position Title*
Date Of Renewal Charter5/24/2024Designated Federal Officer PrefixDr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Cynthia
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameJ
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Decker
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (Public Law 116-283), § 1055(c) (10 U.S.C. § 8933)Designated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 734-1156
Effective Date Of Authority*1/1/2022Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredYes
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Ocean Research Advisory Panel was authorized:
a. To advise the Committee on policies and procedures to implement
the National Oceanographic Partnership Program.
b. To advise the Committee on matters relating to national oceanographic
science, engineering, facilities, or resource requirements.
c. To advise the Committee on improving diversity, equity, and inclusion
in the ocean sciences and related fields.
d. To advise the Committee on national ocean research priorities.
e. Any additional responsibilities that the Committee considers appropriate.
How is membership balanced?*Per the legislation the ORAP membership shall be made up of
a. Three members who represent the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering,and Medicine.
b. Members selected from among individuals who represent the views of ocean industries, state, tribal, territorial, or local governments, academia, and such other views as the Committee Co-Chairs consider appropriate.
c. Members selected from among individuals eminent in the fields of marine science, marine technology, marine policy, or related fields.
The Committee shall ensure that an appropriate balance of academic, scientific, industry, and geographical interests and gender and racial diversity are represented by the members of the Panel.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Panel will meet approximately three times each year but not less than two times each year. Additional meetings may be called as deemed desirable by the Committee.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The ORAP is mandated by legislation and so advice can only be provided by this committee.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksThe ORAP was established in FY22 and did not hold any meetings, is currently soliciting for members and has no advisory reports.


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 ResearchYesAction 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 RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentGrants Review Comment
Number Of Recommendations*0Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe ORAP was chartered in FY2022 but membership has not been established. No meetings have been held therefore no recommendations have been made.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 PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented Comment0Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess Comment
Agency Feedback Comment*NOAA and the federal agencies on the Ocean Policy Committee will provide feedback to the ORAP when recommendations are provided.Narrative Description*
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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*$44,530.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$89,060.00
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*$25,000.00
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*$5,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$30,000.00
Total Costs$44,530.00Est. Total Next FY*$149,060.00
Date Cost Last Modified10/19/2022 2:24 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.50
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.50Est Cost Remarks
Cost RemarksThe ORAP has been chartered and was supported in FY22 by part of an FTE. Members have not been selected therefore there were no meetings and no travel or other expenses.  
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