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DOI - 80502 - U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Advisory Committee - Agency Authority
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameU.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2018Committee Number80502
Original Establishment Date12/21/2012Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date1/1/2018Committee URLhttp://www.doi.gov/EITI/index.cfm
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*27
Current Charter Date8/15/2016Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Manager, Information and Data Management Program
Date Of Renewal Charter8/15/2018Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Judith
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination Authority5 USC Appendix 2Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Wilson
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*AGENCYDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(202) 208-4410
Effective Date Of Authority*12/21/2012Designated Federal Officer Fax*(202) 208-6243
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*judith.wilson@onrr.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Other Committee
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*In order to achieve EITI status, countries must meet certain sign-up requirements, including the formation of a Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) comprised of representatives from government, industry, and civil society to oversee the implementation of USEITI and develop a fully-costed work plan. The Committee fulfilled the sign-up requirements by serving as the initial MSG, including providing collaborative and consensus-based oversight of USEITI implementation, and by acting as a forum for consultation among the stakeholders. The Committee's advice to the Secretary is made available to all other interested parties and the public. The Committee also considers and makes recommendations concerning whether the current formulation of the MSG as a FACA committee proves adequate to achieve and maintain EITI compliance, and, if not, determining what the optimal alternative organizational and administrative structure would be to accomplish that purpose.
How is membership balanced?*The Committee consists of approximately 24 members, but will not exceed 27 members. The Secretary may appoint members selected from, but not limited to: • Up to 9 members representing the extractive industry, including oil, gas, and mining companies and industry-related trade associations. • Up to 9 members representing civil society organizations, including organizations with interest in the extractive industry, transparency, and government oversight and members of the public, as well as public and/or private investors. • Up to 9 members representing the Federal, State, and/or local government interests, Tribal governments and individual Indian mineral owners. The Secretary appoints members to the Committee to serve for 3-year terms. Alternate members may be appointed to the Committee. Alternate members must be approved and appointed by the Secretary before attending meetings as representatives. Alternate members shall have experience and/or expertise similar to that of the primary member. Any vacancy on the Committee is filled in the same manner in which the original appointment was made. All members serve at the discretion of the Secretary. The Secretary appoints the Committee Co-Chair(s).
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee meets approximately three to four times annually, and at such other times as designated by the DFO.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Committee serves as the MSG and its duties include consideration and fulfillment of the tasks required to achieve EITI compliant status. In that capacity, the Committee: Develops and recommends to the Secretary a fully-costed work plan, containing measurable targets and a timetable for implementation, and incorporating an assessment of capacity constraints. This plan is developed in consultation with key EITI stakeholders and published upon completion. Regular Committee and Subcommittee meetings provide opportunities for collaboration and consultation among stakeholders so the MSG is set to advise the Secretary and issue proposals for conducting long-term oversight and other activities necessary to achieve EITI candidate and compliant status.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings are open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksThe USEIT MSG has fulfilled its responsibilities to the Secretary as documented in the Charter and is now terminated. The Department, through ONRR will continue to mainstream (publicly disclose) DOI revenue reporting in lieu of redundant company reporting and Independent Administrator reconciliation. The Department, as managed by ONRR, has robust audit and assurances practices in place to demonstrate accountability for the revenues paid and received for our country’s oil, gas, and mineral resources.

In September 2011, the U.S. announced that it would begin the multi-year process of becoming an EITI compliant country. The U.S. intends to implement EITI to provide accessible and useful information about public resources and their associated revenues. Doing so better informs public policy and strengthens public trust. With this effort in participatory government and collaborative decision making, public financial management will be enhanced and citizens will have easier and more understandable access to information about public resources which the government manages on their behalf. In December 2012, following a comprehensive stakeholder assessment and call for nominations, the Secretary of the Interior formed the USEITI Multi-Stakeholder Group Federal Advisory Committee, also known as the MSG. The MSG is comprised of 21 members and 20 alternates who represent a variety of stakeholders. The USEITI MSG has been meeting regularly since February 2013 to oversee USEITI implementation, define the scope and materiality for initial reporting, prepare an application for EITI candidacy, and meet the requirements contained in the EITI Standard. In December 2013, the Secretary of the Interior submitted the application for candidacy and in March 19, 2014, the U.S. became an EITI candidate country. The U.S. published its first USEITI Report in December 2015 and its second Report in November 2016. The U.S. was prepared to issue a 2017 Report to the EITI International Board for validation in April of 2018, however, in preparing to do so it became apparent that there were U.S. laws that would prevent us from meeting specific provisions of the EITI Standard. In May 2017 the U.S. announced postponement of the June 2017 meeting pending a final decision on whether to formally withdraw from the initiative.
Hide Section - PERFORMANCE MEASURES

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

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 CommentNot Applicable
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*7Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Advisory Committee has put forth several formal recommendations to the Department of Interior and the EITI International Board and they are: 1. The United States Candidacy Application 2. Terms of Reference for the Independent Administrator 3. Request for Adapted Implementation 4. 2015 Executive Summary and Reconciliation Report 5. 2016 Executive Summary and Reconciliation Report 6. Request for Extension of Adapted Implementation 7. Beneficial Ownership RoadmapAccess Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*71.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentAll of these recommendations were accepted by the Department and the EITI International Board and fully implemented with the exception of the Beneficial Ownership Roadmap and the Request for Extension of Adapted Implementation.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNot ApplicableAccess OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentAll advisory committee meeting materials are publicly available at: www.doi.gov/eiti
Agency Feedback Comment*At the June 10-11, 2014 meeting Secretary Sally Jewel attended the Advisory Committee Meeting and profoundly thanked the Committee for all their hard work.At the November 16-17. 2017 meeting Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Security Council Member Mary Beth Griffin would both addressed the group to thanked members for their efforts.Narrative Description*The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is a global initiative that seeks to promote transparency concerning revenue from natural resources by monitoring and reconciling industry payments and government revenues at a national level. In order to achieve EITI status, countries must meet certain sign-up requirements, including the formation of a Multi-Stakeholder Group (MSG) comprised of representatives from government, industry, and civil society to oversee the implementation of USEITI and develop a fully-costed work plan. The Committee fulfilled the sign-up requirements by serving as the initial MSG, including providing collaborative and consensus-based oversight of USEITI implementation, and by acting as a forum for consultation among the stakeholders. The Committee's advice to the Secretary is made available to all other interested parties and the public. The Committee considers and makes recommendations concerning whether the current formulation of the MSG as a FACA committee will prove adequate to achieve and maintain EITI compliance, and, if not, determining what the optimal alternative organizational and administrative structure would be to accomplish that purpose.
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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*$0.00Estimated 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$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Business
Industry
Data
Data Integrity
Data Quality
Energy
Energy
Fuel
Mining and Minerals
Natural Resources
Government
Federal Government
State Government
Tribal Government
Tax
Information Reporting
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-030855Candidacy Application2018
 COM-030784Communications2018
 COM-031279Implementation2018
 COM-032278Outreach2018
 COM-032185State and Tribal Opt-in2018
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-001453U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Advisory Committee2017
 COM-002719U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003521U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Advisory Committee2015
 COM-004843U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Advisory Committee2014
 COM-005610U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Advisory Committee2013
 COM-007027U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Advisory Committee2012