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DOC - 34762 - Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee - Agency Authority
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameCivil Nuclear Trade Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Commerce
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number34762
Original Establishment Date8/13/2008Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://www.trade.gov/cintac
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*40
Current Charter Date8/5/2020Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Senior Nuclear Trade Specialist
Date Of Renewal Charter8/5/2022Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Jonathan
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameMichael James
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Chesebro
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Secretarial Decision MemorandumDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 482-1297
Effective Date Of Authority*7/29/2008Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 482-5665
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*jonathan.chesebro@trade.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The purpose of the committee is to advise the Secretary of Commerce on the development and administration of programs to expand U.S. exports of civil nuclear goods and services in accordance with applicable U.S. regulations. Its advice is used to develop Department programs and activities in its role as a member of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee Working Group on Civil Nuclear Trade. The committee, comprised of industry representatives, provides for greater U.S. Government and U.S. industry coordination on international civil nuclear energy issues and on U.S. international and commercial strategic objectives.
How is membership balanced?*Current members represent U.S. exporters of civil nuclear products and services and reflect the diversity of this sector, including company size and geographic location, and come from U.S. trade associations and private sector organizations involved in the manufacture, promotion and export of civil nuclear products and services. Subsectors of the industry include, but are not limited to consulting and legal services, reactor designers, engineering and construction companies and fuel services technologies providers.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The estimated number of meetings is 3 per year; however, in FY2020 the committee met 7 times. Discussions provide the Department with perspective on industry's interests in the international market share. Foreign state-owned competitors are one of the U.S. industry's greatest challenges. This Committee empowers the Department to support increased U.S. exports and U.S. job creation in the civil nuclear sector in ways not previously addressed. Meeting agendas are focused around pressing trade challenges for which the Department seeks industry advice.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The committee serves a need for consensus advice from U.S. industry to the U.S. Government on how U.S. foreign policies, programs, and activities affect the U.S. nuclear industry's competitiveness and ability to participate in the international market. There is no other mechanism by which the Secretary of Commerce is able to obtain industry consensus advice.
Why close or partially close meetings?Discussion of matters determined to be exempt from the provisions relating to public meetings are found in the FACA code at 5 U.S.C. app 2 §§ (10)(a)1 and 10 (a)(3). Potential topics discussed by the Committee may include: nuclear cooperation agreements, CSC, international used nuclear fuel options, trade barriers, research and development, new innovations and USG advocacy. As such, these topics contain information that is business confidential, may address particularly sensitive programs and activities of the U.S. government, reveal financial information about the industry or Committee participants and is of a sensitive nature (fuel supply and nonproliferation issues, for example).
Recommendation RemarksCost for subcommittees are included in the budget for the parent committee.
Hide Section - PERFORMANCE MEASURES

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction 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 CommentNot Applicable
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNot ApplicableGrants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*63Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentFY20 CINTAC sent 5 letters to the Secretary.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*42.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThree of the six recommendations provided in FY2014 were fully implemented (52%). This includes the recommendation for ITA to conduct training programs on U.S. civil nuclear trade, for greater DOC advocacy for the civil nuclear sector, and that DOC assist in expediting license applications. All three of the FY2015 recommendations were implemented. One of the six recommendations provided in FY2016 were fully implemented (17%). This includes the recommendation to convene a Nuclear Energy Financing Workshop. One of the seven recommendations provided in FY17 was implemented (14%) - the recommendation to appoint a White House Director for Nuclear Energy position. Combining these with recommendation implementation from previous charters of the Committee, the percentage of recommendations fully implemented is 47%. This includes the creation of the White House Director for Nuclear Energy Policy position in January of 2012. Two of the recommendations from FY20 (EXIM reauthorization and DFC lifting of nuclear prohibition) were implemented. Efforts continue to implement outstanding recommendations from previous CINTAC charters.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*46.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentIn FY2014 ITA made progress to partially implement the three recommendations that were not fully implemented. ITA will continue to engage in efforts to make further progress on these recommendations. In FY2016 ITA partially implemented four recommendations (of the six total). In FY17 ITA made efforts implement the Committee's seven recommendations. In FY18 ITA implemented 4 out of 19 recommendations. In FY19 ITA partially implemented 2 out of 4 recommendations. In FY20 ITA partially implemented 2 out of 5 recommendations.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess Comment.
Agency Feedback Comment*We provide feedback in the form of a formal letter from the Secretary of Commerce in response to the recommendations. In addition, the DFOs have developed a communications matrix to convey the status of all recomemdnations. This matrix is shared as part of each committee meeting.Narrative Description*To ensure that U.S. civil nuclear commercial interests advance alongside U.S. nonproliferation policy in the expansion of nuclear energy, a need exists for consensus advice from U.S. industry to the USG on how U.S. foreign policies, programs, and activities will affect the U.S. nuclear industry’s competitiveness and ability to participate in the international market. CINTAC will advise the Secretary of Commerce regarding the development and administration of programs to expand U.S. exports of civil nuclear goods and services in accordance with applicable U.S. regulations. The Department of Commerce would use this advice to carry out its activities and in its role as a member of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee (TPCC) Working Group on Civil Nuclear Trade. The CINTAC, comprised of industry representatives, would provide for greater USG and U.S. industry coordination on international civil nuclear energy issues and on U.S. international and commercial strategic objectives.
Hide Section - COSTS

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*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$68,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$68,000.00
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*$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$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$68,000.00Est. Total Next FY*$68,000.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*1.00
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
Hide Section - Interest Areas

Interest Areas

Category
Area
Business
Industry
Manufacturing
Energy
Nuclear Power
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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Hide Section - SUBCOMMITTEES

SUBCOMMITTEES

Committee

Subcommittees

ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-031519Advocacy2020
 COM-031218Communication Strategy2020
 COM-031683Competitiveness2020
 COM-031377Regulatory, Legislative and Treaty2020
Hide Section - CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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Hide Section - DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-035848Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee2019
 COM-034276Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee2018
 COM-001349Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee2017
 COM-002993Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003503Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee2015
 COM-005035Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee2014
 COM-005609Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee2013
 COM-007190Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee2012
 COM-007604Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee2011
 COM-009342Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee2010
 COM-009769Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee2009
 COM-011337Civil Nuclear Trade Advisory Committee2008