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DOD - 79 - Board on Coastal Engineering Research - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameBoard on Coastal Engineering ResearchAgency NameDepartment of Defense
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number79
Original Establishment Date11/7/1963Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*7
Current Charter Date3/1/2019Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Lead Civil Works Technical Director for R&D Technical Director, Flood & Coastal Risk Management R&D
Date Of Renewal Charter3/1/2021Designated Federal Officer PrefixDr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Julie
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameDean
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Rosati
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*33 U.S.C. 462-2 P.L. 88-172Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 761-1850
Effective Date Of Authority*11/7/1963Designated Federal Officer Fax*(601) 634-2818
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Special Emphasis Panel


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredYes
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Board provides, the Secretary of Defense, the Deputy Secretary of Defense, the Secretary of the Army, through the Commanding General, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“the Chief of Engineers”), independent advice and recommendations to the Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, which includes the Coastal Engineering Research Center, on coastal engineering research priorities and additional functions as assigned by the Chief of Engineers.
How is membership balanced?*Pursuant to 33 U.S.C. § 426-2, the Board shall be composed of seven members. The DoD, pursuant to the authorizing legislation, shall appoint four officers of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to the Board as ex-officio regular government employee (RGE) members, with one position being occupied by the Deputy Commanding General for Civil and Emergency Operations, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (“the Deputy Commanding General”) for no fixed term of service. The Chief of Engineers, in consultation with the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works), shall determine which three of the eight coastal division commanders shall be nominated to serve as the other ex-officio RGE members of the Board. The Chief of Engineers, in determining which of the coastal division commanders shall serve on the Board, shall consider the individual’s tenure as a division commander and his or her expertise in the matters before the Board.
The remaining three Board members shall be civilian engineers recommended by the Chief of Engineers for their expertise in the fields of beach erosion, shore protection, and coastal processes and infrastructure. The Deputy Commanding General shall serve as the President of the Board.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Board meets at the call of the Board’s DFO, in
consultation with the Board’s President. The estimated number of Board meetings is two per year.
The Board makeup provides effective liaison among Corps District and Division offices, Corps Laboratories involved in coastal engineering research, the academic community, and the private sector.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Federal statute (33 U.S.C. 462-2 P.L. 88-172) requires the Secretary of Defense to establish the committee.
Why close or partially close meetings?Meetings are not closed to the public unless the DoD determines that items on the planned agenda meet the closed meeting provisions of 5 U.S.C. § 552b(c). Pursuant to DoD policy closed meetings can only be authorized by the DoD Sponsor, the Secretary of the Army, and only after consultation with the Office of General Counsel for the Department of the Army.
Recommendation RemarksThe Proceedings and minutes are one in the same.
The committee does not publish separate reports; the recommendations to the decision maker are contained in the meeting minutes.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction 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 OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants 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*151Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations Comment151 recommendations since FY 03; 8 in FY 11, 4 in FY 12; 9 in FY 13; 6 in FY 14; 7 in FY 15; 12 in FY 16; 15 in FY 17; 14 in FY 18; 14 in FY 19 ; 11 in FY 20 ; Recommendations for this committee are varied but relate to the conduct of research and development of research projects in consonance with the needs of the coastal engineering field and the objectives of the Chief of Engineers.Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*94.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentRecommendations implemented in support of the coastal engineering field and the objectives of the Chief of Engineers, usually in the form of specific research projects.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*50.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNot all recommendations can be fully implemented due to time and budget constraints.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*Through reports on Actions Items at Board meeting and through Programs such as Section 227, the National Shoreline Erosion Control Demonstration Program, National Shoreline Management Study, Shore Protection Project performance Improvement, and Regional Sediment Management, and MORPHOS 3-D, and SUSTAIN.Narrative Description*The Board on Coastal Engineering Research functions as an advisory board to the Chief of Engineers and was established by Public Law in 1963. It was originally the Beach Erosion Board established in 1930. The Board provides broad policy guidance and review of plans and fund requirements for the conduct of research and development of research projects in consonance with the needs of the coastal engineering field and the objectives of the Chief of Engineers. The Corps created the modern discipline of coastal engineering and remains the primary user in the United States to accomplish its mission. Research is essential for the Corps to accomplish its mission in an economically sound, environmentally correct and safe manner. The Corps conducts, or sponsors, most major coastal engineering research in the United States, and the BCER ensures both short- and long-term needs are met.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$28,000.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$28,000.00
Payments to Federal Members*$14,000.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$14,000.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$206,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$208,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$18,000.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$17,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$12,000.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$12,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$18,000.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$17,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$77,000.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$80,000.00
Total Costs$373,000.00Est. Total Next FY*$376,000.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*2.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*2.00
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Applied Science
Applied Sciences
Emergency Preparedness and Management
Natural Resources
Environmental Issues
Oceans and Atmospheric Sciences
Federal Government
Research and Development
Science and Technology
Science and Technology
Boating and Navigation


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-035715Board on Coastal Engineering Research2019
 COM-033075Board on Coastal Engineering Research2018
 COM-001372Board on Coastal Engineering Research2017
 COM-002897Board on Coastal Engineering Research2016
 COM-003457Board on Coastal Engineering Research2015
 COM-005002Board on Coastal Engineering Research2014
 COM-005627Board on Coastal Engineering Research2013
 COM-007156Board on Coastal Engineering Research2012
 COM-007787Board on Coastal Engineering Research2011
 COM-009384Board on Coastal Engineering Research2010
 COM-009871Board on Coastal Engineering Research2009
 COM-011299Board on Coastal Engineering Research2008
 COM-011679U.S. Army Coastal Engineering Research Board2007
 COM-013100U.S. Army Coastal Engineering Research Board2006
 COM-013536U.S. Army Coastal Engineering Research Board2005
 COM-014978U.S. Army Coastal Engineering Research Board2004
 COM-015478U.S. Army Coastal Engineering Research Board2003
 COM-017120U.S. Army Coastal Engineering Research Board2002
 COM-017254U.S. Army Coastal Engineering Research Board2001
 COM-018985U.S. Army Coastal Engineering Research Board2000
 COM-019205U.S. Army Coastal Engineering Research Board1999
 COM-020843U.S. Army Coastal Engineering Research Board1998
 COM-021224U.S. Army Coastal Engineering Research Board1997