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DOI - 84661 - National Volcano Early Warning System Advisory Committee - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameNational Volcano Early Warning System Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number84661
Original Establishment Date12/6/2021Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYYesPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FY Max Number of Members*30
Current Charter Date12/6/2021Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Officer
Date Of Renewal Charter12/6/2023Designated Federal Officer PrefixDr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Charles
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Mandeville
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Public Law 116-9Designated Federal Officer Phone*(571) 286-2304
Effective Date Of Authority*3/12/2019Designated 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 RequiredNo
Legislation StatusEnacted
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Committee provides direct advisory recommendations to the National Volcano Early Warning System (NVEWS)
Management team that currently consists of the Volcano Hazards Program Coordinator, the Volcano Science Center
Director, a soon to be hired NVEWS Project Manager (this position will reside within the Volcano Science Center) , and an
NVEWS Coordinator to be hired at a future date in the Volcano Hazards Program Office. NVEWS Management Team will
make final decisions on recommendations from the Committee and effective utilization of appropriated funds for NVEWS
How is membership balanced?*Individuals are qualified in the appropriate fields. Selection of individuals to serve on the NVEWSAC shall be based on established records of distinguished service, ensuring a reasonable cross-section of views, experience, expertise, and diversity is represented.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Meetings will be held once per year in initial three years of NVEWS implementation, but may be held twice per year starting in 2026.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Implementation of NVEWS by USGS will require close coordination with high level representatives of other federal agencies
that manage the lands where the high threat and very high threat volcanoes of the U.S. are located. Therefore, it is essential
to have representatives from the National Park Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, U.S. Forest Service. Unlike other natural
hazards, explosive volcanic eruptions can have significant impacts upon commercial and military aviation operations for tens to
thousands of miles downwind of the source. Therefore, it is essential to have high-level representation on this committee from
the Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, National Weather Service, 557th Weather Wing of the
Department of Defense. Also needed on this committe are high level representatives from other federal science agencies that
already play a role in volcano monitoring such as NOAA, NSF, NASA, and for instrumentation calibration and response
verification, NIST.
Why close or partially close meetings?Meetings are open.
Recommendation RemarksNo meetings were held in FY 2022.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities* 
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate Resources 
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New Regulations 
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed Legislation 
Outcome Effective Grant MakingYesAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsYes
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction Other 
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction Comment
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review* 
Outcome Other Number Of Grants Reviewed 
Outcome CommentNumber Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings CommentTo be determined.Grants Review CommentOnce significant NVEWS appropriation of funds occurs, there will be grant proposal review panels established as needed to fairly review research proposals and make
recommendations for funding based on scientific
merit and short and long-term advancement of
volcano science.
Number Of Recommendations*0Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer* 
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Committee was established during the Fiscal Year and has yet to meet.Access Agency Website 
% of Recs Fully Implemented* Access Committee Website 
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented* Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentAccess Other 
Agency Feedback* Access Commentn/a as of this date
Agency Feedback Comment*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*$8,000.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$5,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$15,000.00
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*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$10,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$3,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$350.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$700.00
Total Costs$5,350.00Est. Total Next FY*$36,700.00
Date Cost Last Modified10/14/2022 1:46 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.25
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.05Est Cost RemarksEstimated costs will be incurred largely through
hosting of first NVEWSAC meeting at a US
Volcano Observatory in Vancouver,
Washington. Also includes costs for FRN publications.
Cost RemarksStart up costs. Filing charters and FRN costs for Requesting Nominations to committee.  
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Interest Areas

Emergency Preparedness and Management
Earthquake, Flood, and Fire Hazards and Administration
Federal Government


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