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DOC - 29142 - Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameAdvisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards ReductionAgency NameDepartment of Commerce
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number29142
Original Establishment Date10/25/2004Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*11-17
Current Charter Date4/20/2020Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Management and Program Analyst
Date Of Renewal Charter4/20/2024Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Tina
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Faecke
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*P.L. 108-360, Section 103Designated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 975-5911
Effective Date Of Authority*10/25/2004Designated Federal Officer Fax*(301) 975-4032
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Other Committee


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Committee acts in the public interest to assess: (1) trends and developments in the science and engineering of earthquake hazards reduction; (2) effectiveness of the Program in carrying out the activities under section 103(a)(2) of the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977; (3) the need to revise the Program; and (4) the coordination, implementation, and activities of the Program.
How is membership balanced?*Members reflect the wide diversity of technical disciplines, competencies, and communities involved in earthquake hazards reduction. Members are drawn from industry and other communities having an interest in the Program, such as, but not limited to, research and academic institutions, industry standards development organizations, state and local government, and financial communities, who are qualified to provide advice on earthquake hazards reduction and represent all related scientific, architectural, and engineering disciplines.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee meets face-to-face at least once per year. To promote efficient spending, as directed by Executive Order 13589, the Committee conducts webinars in lieu of face-to-face meetings, when feasible.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Committee is necessary to fulfill the responsibility of the Department under the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Reauthorization Act of 2004 (P.L. 108-360).
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksThis Committee functions solely as an advisory body, in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The appointed Committee Chair is following the minimum requirements of the current ACEHR Charter by submitting a full report to the Director of NIST at least once every two years on its findings of the assessment carried out under the objective and scope of activities within the charter, and its recommendations for ways to improve the Program. The last report was submitted on September 30, 2019, and the Committee plans on submitting a report on September 30, 2021.

Actual FY 2020 costs are significantly less than FY 2019 because of the COVID-19 pandemic the Committee held a virtual meeting in lieu of the face-to-face meeting. The FY 2021 estimated costs include three face-to-face virtual meetings (one two-day and two one-day).


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction 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 CommentNot Applicable
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*99Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Committee didn't submit a report in FY 20; therefore, the total number of recommendations remain the same as FY 19. Most of the total recommendations for each year were provided for the individual NEHRP agencies (FEMA, NIST, NSF, USGS), but some were provided for the management, coordination, and implementation of NEHRP. The next ACEHR report will be submitted on September 30, 2021.Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*50.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThis approximate percentage of fully implemented recommendations has not changed since FY19. This is a multi-agency program; therefore, many of the recommendations are tied to funding issues that are governed by appropriations, legislation, and available resources, which can be different for each of the NEHRP agencies. Consistent with available resources, each recommendation is being addressed.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*75.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThe four agencies have or plan to partially implement a quarter of the recommendations. Therefore, the agencies have acted upon or are planning to act on 75% of the total recommendations in some capacity. This approximate percentage of partially implemented recommendations has not changed since FY 19 since the last report was submitted on September 30, 2019.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentNEHRP general web site at
Agency Feedback Comment*During the March 25-26, 2020 virtual meeting of the Committee, the NEHRP Director presented responses to the Committee addressing the three recommendations identified in their September 2019 Biennial Report. The responses are posted on the NEHRP web site at Description*The committee is mandated by P.L. 108-360, the 2004 reauthorization of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP). By statute, the committee is composed of representatives of research & academic institutions, industry standards development organizations, state & local government, & financial committees who are qualified to provide advice on earthquake hazards reduction & represent all related scientific, architectural, & engineering disciplines. The committee shall assess trends and developments in the science & engineering of earthquake hazards reduction; effectiveness of the program in carrying out its prescribed activities; need to revise the program; and the management, coordination, implementation, & activities of the program.
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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*$22,622.37Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$30,579.29
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*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$45.05Est. Other Costs Next FY*$40.00
Total Costs$22,667.42Est. Total Next FY*$30,619.29
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.15Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.20
Cost RemarksDue to the COVID-19 pandemic, only one two-day virtual meeting (three hours each day) was held in FY 20.Est Cost RemarksEstimated costs are based on the current pandemic situation resulting in three virtual meetings in lieu of in-person meetings.
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Interest Areas

Applied Science
Emergency Preparedness and Management
Earthquake, Flood, and Fire Hazards and Administration
Earth Sciences
Federal Government


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-035913Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction2019
 COM-034313Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction2018
 COM-001354Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction2017
 COM-002915Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction2016
 COM-003496Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction2015
 COM-005106Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction2014
 COM-005534Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction2013
 COM-007260Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction2012
 COM-007659Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction2011
 COM-009334Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction2010
 COM-009767Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction2009
 COM-011302Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction2008
 COM-011639Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction2007
 COM-013137Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction2006