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DOE - 178 - High Energy Physics Advisory Panel - Agency Authority


Committee NameHigh Energy Physics Advisory PanelAgency NameDepartment of Energy
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number178
Original Establishment Date1/13/1967Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date8/9/2019Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter8/9/2021Designated Federal Officer PrefixDr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*John
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameBenjamin
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Kogut
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer SuffixPhD
Specific Establishment Authority*AGENCYDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 903-1298
Effective Date Of Authority*1/13/1967Designated Federal Officer Fax*(301) 903-2597
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 StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*HEPAP at its meetings reviews the advances and current trends in high energy physics and makes recommendations to the Director, Office of Science (DOE) and the Assistant Director, Mathematical & Physical Sciences Directorate (NSF) regarding strategic positioning of the research program.
How is membership balanced?*The Panel is selected to maintain an appropriate balance among areas of technical experimental physics, accelerator physics, and general science; various types of institutional affiliation (university, national laboratory); and geographical location. The Panel has been balanced in accordance with requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The HEPAP meets on average two to three times a year and provides advice and recommendations to the Director of the Office of Science, DOE and the Assistant Director, Mathematical and Physical Sciences Directorate, NSF.The agency provides feedback to the committee at its various meetings where the Associate Director, Office of High Energy Physics (DOE), and the Assistant Director, Mathematical & Physical Sciences Directorate (NSF) give a verbal report to the committee regarding their advice.A recent development as of 2016 is to hold telecon meetings in lieu of face-to-face meetings. This step was taken as a time- and cost-savings measure. Also, in 2019 the average number of annual meetings was reduced from 3-4 to 2-3 to improve efficiency and reduce costs.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The advice of the HEPAP is essential in carrying out the best national program in high energy physics. There is no other advisory committee within the Federal Government which includes sufficient expertise in high energy physics research to provide informed advice in this area of high energy physics research. The requisite knowledge and experience are also not available within DOE or NSF.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation Remarks


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
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 DeliveryYesAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction Comment
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*522Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentSince 1968 the High Energy Physics Advisory Panel has issued over 70 reports covering all aspects of the field of High Energy Physics. We estimate that there have been hundreds of recommendations over the duration of the committee, but do not know the exact number. In FY2020, HEPAP was charged to assemble a Committee of Visitors (COV) to review the management processes and outcomes of the High Energy Physics (HEP) Research and Technology Division in the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*80.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentWhat percentage of all HEPAP recommendations have been fully implemented is difficult to assess. The vast majority of recommendations rest on solid foundations and HEP agrees with these recommendations and attempts to implement them whenver possible within budgetary constraints. Due to an improved FY2020 budget, no recommendations that resulted form the FY2018 Portfolio Review Charge were implemented in FY2020.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThe percentage of partially implemented recommendations is difficult to assess. Most recommendations are either fully implemented or not because the recommendations are based on different funding scenarios. If a recommendation was not implemented it was not necessarily because HEP disagreed with the recommendation. An historical estimate of 20% for partially implemented or not implemented at all is a reasonable estimate.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*The Agency, including NSF, provides feedback to the committee at its various meetings where the Director, Office of Science(DOE),and the Assistant Director, Mathematical & Physical Sciences Directorate (NSF) give verbal reports to the committee regarding their advice and recommendations.Narrative Description*HEPAP at its meetings reviews the advances and current trends in high energy physics and makes recommendations to the Director, Office of Science(DOE), and to the Assistant Director, Mathematical & Physical Sciences Directorate of the National Science Foundation (NSF) regarding strategic positioning of the research program including the possible consideration of major new research projects and construction. In FY2020 HEPAP completed an assessment of the progress of the field toward implementing the recommendations of the 2014 Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel (P5) report. HEPAP noted that the NSF and DOE were implementing the P5 report appropriately and progress was good. The HEPAP Chair summarized the committees conclusions in a letter that was posted on the HEPAP web site. On February 21, 2020, HEPAP was charged through a letter to the chairperson to assemble a Committee of Visitors (COV) to review the management processes and outcomes of the High Energy Physics (HEP) Research and Technology Division in the Department of Energy (DOE) of the Office of Science. The charge letter stated that the resulting review report of the COV should be presented to HEPAP for their review and approval in a timely fashion.
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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*$82,379.89Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$85,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$21,996.86Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$25,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$6,379.12Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$12,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$5,483.37Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$11,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$22,429.21Est. Other Costs Next FY*$37,000.00
Total Costs$138,668.45Est. Total Next FY*$170,000.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.50Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.50
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarkscost estimates are subject to COVID-19 impacts on travel and in-person meetings
Hide Section - Interest Areas

Interest Areas

Basic Science
Basic Sciences
Computer Technology


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-036360High Energy Physics Advisory Panel2019
 COM-033562High Energy Physics Advisory Panel2018
 COM-001439High Energy Physics Advisory Panel2017
 COM-002819High Energy Physics Advisory Panel2016
 COM-003570High Energy Physics Advisory Panel2015
 COM-005068High Energy Physics Advisory Panel2014
 COM-005699High Energy Physics Advisory Panel2013
 COM-007119High Energy Physics Advisory Panel2012
 COM-007803High Energy Physics Advisory Panel2011
 COM-009340High Energy Physics Advisory Panel2010
 COM-009807High Energy Physics Advisory Panel2009
 COM-011251High Energy Physics Advisory Panel2008
 COM-011751High Energy Physics Advisory Panel2007
 COM-013036High Energy Physics Advisory Panel2006
 COM-013617High Energy Physics Advisory Panel2005
 COM-014914High Energy Physics Advisory Panel2004
 COM-015525High Energy Physics Advisory Panel2003
 COM-016901High Energy Physics Advisory Panel2002
 COM-017399High Energy Physics Advisory Panel2001
 COM-018936High Energy Physics Advisory Panel2000
 COM-019346High Energy Physics Advisory Panel1999
 COM-020822High Energy Physics Advisory Panel1998
 COM-021221High Energy Physics Advisory Panel1997