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DOI - 9568 - Hanford Reach National Monument Federal Planning Advisory Committee - Presidential


Committee NameHanford Reach National Monument Federal Planning Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2005Committee Number9568
Original Establishment Date6/9/2000Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date1/10/2005Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*19
Current Charter Date1/10/2003Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Hanford Reach National Monument Project Leader
Date Of Renewal Charter1/10/2005Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date1/11/2005Designated Federal Officer First Name*Gregory
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameM
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Hughes
Establishment Authority*PresidentialDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Presidential Proclamation 7319Designated Federal Officer Phone*509-371-1801
Effective Date Of Authority*6/9/2000Designated Federal Officer Fax*509-375-0196
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusEnacted
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Committee made recommendations to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Serviceand the U.S. Department of Energy on the preparation of a long-term managementplan for the Hanford Reach National Monument Comprehensive Conservation Planand associated Environmental Impact Statement (CCP/EIS), focusing on advice that identifies and reconciles, where possible, land management issues while meeting the Proclamation directives to protect the biologic, scientific, archaeologic, historic, geologic, and paleontologic objects of interest on the Monument. The Committee assisted the Service with providing opportunities for meaningful public participation and input during the planning process. The Committee provided recommendations to the Service in identifying planning issues. The Committee provided recommendations to the Service on developing a vision, goals, management alternatives, objectives, strategies, and priorities for the CCP/EIS. The Committee submitted their own preferred alternative for the Service's consideration in developing the CCP/EIS. Because the Committee charter expired prior to release of the draft CCP/EIS, the Committee will not provide recommendations to the Service for addressing public comments and preparing the final plan as stated in the Charter.
How is membership balanced?*The membership of the Committee was balanced, comprising a cross-section of those entities directly affected, interested, and qualified to address issues of the Monument. The Committee included 19 membership positions, including a representative for each of the four local counties, representatives from two local cities, representation from Washington State government; one representative for the five involved tribal governments, one local economic interest, one K-12 education interest, one nationally or regionally recognized environmental interest, one hunter/angler interest, one representative from irrigation interests, one representative from utilities, one member of the public-at-large, three members representing scientific or higher level academic interests, and one tourism representative.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*During FY 2005, the Committee met 1 time. The meeting was highly relevant to the Committee purpose as defined in the charter. Through the meeting, the Committee developed advice for the US Fish and Wildlife Service and US Department of Energy regarding long-term elk management on the Hanford Reach National Monument.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Fish & Wildlife Service recognizes that the planning process is best conducted by seeking the advice of local and regional public and private sector entities associated with the Monument. It has long been recorded by Congress that Federal Advisory Committees that appropriately representthe concerned entities effectively, economically, and in the best public interest can provide the necessary advice for program development and implementation.Despite the diverse background and interests of the members, the Committee successfully worked together towards their purpose of providing the Service and DOE with advice on a CCP and related EIS for long-term Monument management. Both the high level of Congressional interest, and the complex nature of issues and opportunities present at Hanford require collaboration and commitment to achieve results. The Service and DOE were impressed with the dialogue and sincerity with which the Committee acted, and how well the Committee worked together towards their purpose outlined in the Charter. Local and regional advice through the Committee was essential to meeting local and regional citizens’ expectations. During FY 2005, the Committee provided formal advice to the Service and DOE on January 6, 2005, regarding long-term elk management on the Monument.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A; all meetings were open.
Recommendation RemarksAgency recommended continuation in December, 2004, however Committee charter was not renewed.


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 DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThe Committee provided input representing local and regional stakeholders regarding management goals, objectives, and implementation strategies for the Hanford Reach National Monument. Operation of the Committee represented a commitment made by the federal government to ensure that local and regional voices would be heard during the development of a management plan for the Monument.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service)believes that the Committee's involvement in the planning process will result in very strong stakeholder ownership or and support for the final management plan. While it is difficult to place a dollar value upon, stakeholder support is of high value to the Service.Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*1Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Committee met just once during fy 2005 prior to the expiration of their Charter, and provided one formal letter of recommendation regarding elk management.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*90.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) has or will implement the Committee's recommendations to the extent allowed by law, regulation, and policy. Approximately 10% of the Committee's advice has not yet been acted upon by the Service pending consultation with Tribal and state governments.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentPlease see comments above.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentCommittee records are available for review at the Washington State University public library reading room. located on campus in Richland, Washington.
Agency Feedback Comment*The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provides both verbal and written feedback.Narrative Description*The charter was not renewed for this committee.
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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*$6,500.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$19,411.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$75.00Est 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*$452.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$105.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$26,543.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.10Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-014905Hanford Reach National Monument Federal Planning Advisory Committee2004
 COM-015566Hanford Reach National Monument Federal Planning Advisory Committee2003
 COM-016954Hanford Reach National Monument Federal Planning Advisory Committee2002
 COM-017380Hanford Reach National Monument Federal Planning Advisory Committee2001