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DOI - 2638 - Made In America Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee - Agency Authority


Committee NameMade In America Outdoor Recreation Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number2638
Original Establishment Date3/13/2018Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date11/1/2019Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*20
Current Charter Date3/13/2018Designated Fed Officer Position Title*DFO
Date Of Renewal Charter3/13/2020Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Joshua
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityExecutive Order 13875 "Evaluating and Improving the Utility of Federal Advisory Committees"Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Winchell
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*16 USC 1Designated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 513-7053
Effective Date Of Authority*8/25/1916Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Committee advises the Secretary on public-private partnerships across all public lands, with the goal of expanding access to andimproving infrastructure on public lands and waterways.
How is membership balanced?*Committee representation is balanced in relation to its mission as specified in its charter. The members have knowledge of utilizing public-private partnerships, providing recreational visitor experiences, developing and deploying infrastructure improvements, or a thorough understanding of recreational equipment. Members of the Committee are selected for their diverse backgrounds and their experiences with the recreational industry.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee did not meet in FY2020 and the Committee was terminated on November 1, 2019.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The advice cannot be obtained from other sources because it is formed through discussion and consensus building with all relevant interest groups sitting at the same table. The Committee provides a forum which encourages fairness and understanding, and the atmosphere for group consensus and partnership necessary for expanding access to and improving infrastructure on public lands and waterways.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings are open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksThe Committee terminated on November 1, 2019, pursuant to Executive Order 13875 "Evaluating and Improving the Utility of Federal Advisory Committees", Section 9(a)(2) - Authorized by Agency.

In FY2020, the Committee submitted a letter containing 13 recommendations on: Hospitality Data Sharing; Leveraging the Strength of Youth, Veteran, and Gateway Community Partners; and Campground Modernization/Expansion. This letter, while submitted in FY20 (October 10, 2019) was the result of Committee activities undertaken in FY19, specifically its meeting on September 24, 2019. The Committee made a total of 18 distinct recommendations submitted in two letters in FY2019. The recommendations spanned a range of topics including public lands infrastructure, data access, and partnerships and collaboration. The Made in America Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee (Committee) was officially established on March 13, 2018.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction Comment
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNot ApplicableGrants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*18Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe committee provided 13 recommendations in its letter dated October 10, 2019.

FY 2020 Recommendations:

(1) Empower third-party private companies to create travel planning and recreation solutions. Specifically, the Federal government should prioritize the completion of the capability to make reservation transactions on third-party websites. The necessary technology, known as APIs (application programming interface), are part of the existing contract.
(2) Department should seek partnership opportunities to build broader knowledge, use of, and constituency for public lands.
(3) Department should create a vocational training initiative for youth and veterans to work on public lands.
(4) Department should work closely with local gateway communities to address housing issues critical to utilization and enjoyment of Interior lands and waters.
(5) National charette on NPS and other Department of the Interior bureau campgrounds. By assembling experts from the private sector, State campground operators and key Federal officials, a centralized library of information, trends and best practices can be quickly assembled at very low cost and can then become a basis for action.
(6) A Secretarial challenge can be established and implemented by December 1st, 2019. Parks could nominate campgrounds for selection as one of five to ten pilots for modernization, enhancement or even new construction, especially in park units with low levels of visitor services that now limit public use. The incentive would be an allocation of funds equal to current deferred maintenance, but available for discretionary use to improve the campground and associated infrastructure.
(7) Multiple operational models for campgrounds can be identified and communicated to park units, along with information that would expedite any NEPA-related reviews. Key to this would be “categorical permissions,” covering key campground components including utility systems.
(8) New openness to innovative management and services in campgrounds ranging from mobile food service (including food trucks) to mobile camp stores, specialized zones in campgrounds to maximize visitor satisfaction, innovative overnight operations (tent and small cabin rentals, for example).
(9) A new focus on high-quality, contemporary campgrounds managed for diversity of experiences and connectivity to park/area offerings (not solely a campground focus).
(10) Permission for subconcessions agreements to operate campgrounds while still integrating campground management into concessioner marketing and park-wide services including transportation and food.
(11) Clarification of current practices that offer 50% senior discounts to campers over the age of 62 (established by the Land and Water Conservation Fund Act) that apply only to base campsite fees, and introduction of new senior fee blackout periods during peak season periods.
(12) Use of youth and young veterans service corps and other innovative solutions in campground modernization and maintenance.
(13) Coordination and integration, where possible, of campground operations in national parks with campgrounds in gateway communities.

The committee provided 5 recommendations in its letter dated December 12, 2018.

FY 2019 Recommendations:

(1) Response to outdoor recreation product and activity innovation.
(2) Improve regional collaboration and consumer research to better provide outdoor recreation opportunities.
(3) Develop a coordinated approach to Interior's outdoor recreation assistance.
(4) Develop regional solutions to improve access to public lands and connect our trail systems across boundaries.
(5) Expand the adoption of new technology to encourage and manage outdoor recreation.
Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentAs of FY 2020, none of the recommendations have been implemented.Access GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentAs of FY 2020, none of the recommendations have been partially implemented.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*NoAccess CommentNot Applicable
Agency Feedback Comment*NPS provides feedback to the Committee on its recommendations via response letters and through comments and presentations at Committee meetings.Narrative Description*Not Applicable
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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*$8,850.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
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$8,850.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.08Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Cost RemarksThe Committee was terminated on November 1, 2019 - one month into the fiscal year. Only costs associated with the Committee in FY20 were finalizing and submitting recommendations approved at the end of FY19, and staff time associated with Committee termination and close out.Est Cost RemarksNo estimated costs for next FY as the Committee was terminated on November 1, 2019.
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Interest Areas

Federal Government
Land Management and Use
National Parks, Sites, Trails, Recreational Areas Monuments


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ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-035043Partnerships and Collaboration2020
 COM-035041Public Access and Infrastructure2020
 COM-035044Recreation Enhancement through Reorganization2020
 COM-035042Technology and the Digital Experience2020


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-035328Made In America Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee2019
 COM-033216Made In America Outdoor Recreation Advisory Committee2018