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DOI - 76829 - Wildland Fire Executive Council - Agency Authority
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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameWildland Fire Executive CouncilAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2015Committee Number76829
Original Establishment Date3/3/2011Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date3/4/2015Committee URLhttp://www.forestsandrangelands.gov/strategy/wf...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date3/4/2013Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Senior Advisor, Office of Wildland Fire
Date Of Renewal Charter3/4/2015Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Shari
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityAgencyDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Eckhoff
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*AgencyDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(208) 334-1552
Effective Date Of Authority*3/3/2011Designated Federal Officer Fax*(208) 334-1549
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*shari_eckhoff@ios.doi.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*WFEC will provide advice on the coordinated national level wildland fire policy leadership, direction, and program oversight in accordance with the provisions of the FACA. It will report to the Secretary of the Interior and Secretary of Agriculture through the Wildland Fire Leadership Council.
How is membership balanced?*Members of the WFEC are composed of representatives from the Federal Government, and from among, but not limited to, the following interest groups.• Director, Department of the Interior, Office of Wildland Fire(DOl OWF)• Director, United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Fire andAviation Management (USDA FS F&AM)• Assistant Administrator, U.S. Fire Administration (USFA)• Representative, National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG)• Representative, National Association of State Foresters (NASF)• Representative, International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC)• Representative, Intertribal Timber Council (lTC)• Representative, National Association of Counties (NACO)• Representative, National League of Cities (NLC)• Representative, National Governors' Association (NGA)
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The WFEC will meet approximately two times a year, and at such other times as designated by the DFO.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Secretary of the Interior and Secretary of Agriculture determined that the WFEC is necessary and is in the public interest to provide discretionary advice on national wildland fire issues.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksThe Council has fulfilled its duties as stated in the Charter and will not be renewed.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentAddittional recommendations will be developed and forwarded to the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture through the Wildland Fire Leadership Council when the Phase 3 Cohesive Strategy reports and action plans are completed.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants 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 CommentWe are unable to determine the actual cost savings, but anticipate that they would be substantial savings by selecting common goals and objectives for intergovernmental wildland fire management agencies. This results in effective wildland fire management accross all landscapes and all jurisdictionsGrants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*25Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentRecommended the establishment of the Cohesive Strategy Sub-committee to provide technical information and advice to WFEC for proposed processes and tasks necessary to complete Phases II and III and implement the Cohesive StrategyRecommended the establishment of the Western Regional Strategy Subcommittee to complete a regional assessment through the defined planning and analysis process, including the articulation of regional goals, objectives and portfolios of activities and actions that support the goals of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy. Recommended the establishment of the Northeast Regional Strategy Subcommittee to complete a regional assessment through the defined planning and analysis process, including the articulation of regional goals, objectives and portfolios of activities and actions that support the goals of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy.Recommended the establishment of the Southeast Regional Strategy Subcommittee to complete a regional assessment through the defined planning and analysis process, including the articulation of regional goals, objectives and portfolios of activities and actions that support the goals of the National Cohesive Wildland Fire Management Strategy.Recommended the establishement of the National Science and Analysis Team to support the development and implementation of the Cohesive Strategy through the application of proven scientific processes and analysisIssued Guidance and Recommendations to identify and develop specific regional alternatives.Provided Direction and Recommendations to complete a Regional and National Science-base Risk Analysis Report.Recommendations to develop regional and national action plans.Recommendation to the Secretaries to accept the Regional Assessments and Strategies as documented in the Phase II Cohesive Strategy Report.Recommendations to use the National Science and Analysis Team to develop models to inform the identification and selection of detailed alternatives and potential actions to implement those alternatives.Recommendations on the project planning to complete Phase III of the Cohesive Strategy.Recommendation on priority areas to be addressed by WFEC in 2013.Recommendations improved effectiveness and efficiencies in management of the Wildland Fire Executive Council in 2013.Issued guidance and recommendations for addressing the Barriers and Critical Success Factors identified for the successful completion and implementation of the Cohesive StrategyRecommended Intergovernmental wildland fire governance which addressed the Wildland Fire Leadership Council (WFLC), the Wildland Fire Executive Council (WFEC) and the National Wildland Fire Coordinating GroupIssued guidance and recommendations for the completion of the National Cohesive Strategy Phase III report.Reviewed and accepted the three Regional Work PlansRecommended the use of the approach to comparative risks and trade-off analysis as presented by the National Science Analysis Team.Recommended new guidance to Regional Strategy Committees for the completion of the Regional Trade-Off Analysis and development of the Regional Action PlansIssued guidance and recommendations for the identification of performance measures to be included in the National Action PlanIssued guidance and recommendations for the development of the Cohesive Strategy National Action PlanRecommended priority areas to be addressed by WFEC in 2014.Recommended actions to improve effectiveness and efficiencies in management of the Wildland Fire Executive Council in 2014.Recommended the approval and implementation of the Cohesive Strategy.Recommended that governance of the implementation activities be established.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*100.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentAll of the above recommendations were accepted and implemented and are engaged in the completion of Phase 3 of the Cohesive Strategy and its implementationAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNot ApplicableAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*Not ApplicableAccess CommentDFO may be contacted for additional information.
Agency Feedback Comment*Not ApplicableNarrative Description*The Committee has fulfilled its duties as stated in the Charter and will not be renewed.WFEC provides discretionary advice regarding national wildland fire policy leadership, direction, and program oversight inluding the development,implementation and continuation of a National Wildland Fire Managemenet Cohesive Strategy to address growing wildland fire problems in the United States.
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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

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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-004952Wildland Fire Executive Council2014
 COM-005749Wildland Fire Executive Council2013
 COM-007066Wildland Fire Executive Council2012
 COM-007857Wildland Fire Executive Council2011