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DOC - 75286 - National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee - Agency Authority


Committee NameNational Climate Assessment and Development Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Commerce
Fiscal Year2014Committee Number75286
Original Establishment Date1/10/2011Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date8/4/2014Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*60
Current Charter Date6/24/2013Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Officer
Date Of Renewal Charter6/24/2015Designated Federal Officer PrefixDr.
Projected Termination Date8/4/2014Designated Federal Officer First Name*Cynthia
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameJ
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Decker
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Secretarial Decision MemorandumDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 734-1156
Effective Date Of Authority*11/1/2010Designated Federal Officer Fax*301-713-1459
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Other Committee


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Secretary of Commerce, pursuant to duties imposed by law upon the U.S. Department of Commerce including under the Global Change Research Act of 1990, 15 U.S.C. §§ 2921 et seq., and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C. App., and with the concurrence of the General Services Administration, hereby establishes the National Climate Assessment Development and Advisory Committee (the committee).
How is membership balanced?*a. To assure a balanced representation of views among preeminent scientists, educators, and other experts reflecting the full scope of issues addressed in the National Climate Assessment, the committee shall have 60 members. Members shall include non-federal experts who serve as special government employees (SGEs) and federal officials who represent their agencies and serve as non-voting ex officio members. Ex officio members shall participate in all activities of the committee.b. The Under Secretary shall select and appoint members. Members will be selected for appointment on a clear and standardized basis in accordance with applicable Department of Commerce guidance. Ex officio members shall include at least one representative from each of the USGCRP participating departments and agencies, subject to such departments or agencies’ desire to participate through representative membership in the committee. c. In addition to receiving views from its members, the committee shall receive information and guidance from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.d. Each member shall be appointed for an initial term of three years and shall serve at the discretion of the Under Secretary. Members may be reappointed for successive terms.e. The chair or co-chairs shall be selected by the Under Secretary and shall serve at her or his discretion. Members who are SGEs shall comply with the ethical standards applicable to SGEs. Ex officio members shall comply with the ethical standards applicable to federal employees.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Estimated Number of Meetings per Year - 3. Estimated Total Meetings - 6. Meetings are expected to be held at points in the assessment process when key decisions are needed in the development of the assessment report.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The committee’s mission is to synthesize and summarize the science and information pertaining to current and future impacts of climate change upon the United States; and to provide advice and recommendations toward the development of an ongoing, sustainable national assessment of global change impacts and adaptation and mitigation strategies for the Nation. Within the scope of its mission, the committee’s specific objective is to produce a National Climate Assessment that:a. Integrates, evaluates, and interprets the findings of the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) and discusses the scientific uncertainties with such findings;b. Analyzes the effects of current and projected climate change upon ecosystems and biological diversity, agriculture, energy production and use, land and water resources, transportation, human health and welfare, and social systems, including in a regional context; c. Analyzes current trends in global change, both human-induced and natural, and projects major trends for the subsequent 25 to 100 years;d. Provides guidance on establishing a continuing, inclusive National process that synthesizes relevant science and information about changes in the Earth system as they affect the Nation’s climate and about how such changes relate to and interact with changes in social, economic, ecological, and technological systems; ande. Support climate-related decisions by providing an information base in multiple formats, including web-based and hard copy formats.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation Remarks


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction 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 Comment
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed 
Outcome CommentNumber Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings CommentGrants Review Comment
Number Of Recommendations*39Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe final product of the NCADAC was a report delivered in 2014. The committee delivered one working group report as advice to the government, the Sustained Assessment Special Report, in 2013.Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*2.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe report produced by the committee was adopted by the government, which is technically only one recommendation from the committee. The 38 recommendations made by the committee in its Sustained Assessment report in 2013 have not yet been implemented.Access GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentAccess OtherYes
Agency Feedback*NoAccess CommentFederal Register Notices.
Agency Feedback Comment*Narrative Description*The NCADAC will support the Department of Commerce through development of an assessment of the national climate. This assessment will be delivered in a comprehensive report by the end of 2013.
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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*$82,653.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$80,500.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$2,476.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$5,000.00Est. 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$18,100.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$188,729.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.45Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-005501National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee2013
 COM-007283National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee2012
 COM-007634National Climate Assessment and Development Advisory Committee2011