FACA Committee Purpose & Justification The information in this plan was imported from the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) database and transformed into StratML Part 1, Strategic Plan, format. Fiscal Year:2011 Committee Type: Scientific Technical Program Advisory Board Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee DOE a96508fb-2fd2-4250-92d1-175acb0a7efb [10671]: http://www.fe.doe.gov/programs/oilgas/hydrates/Methane_Hydrates_Advisory_Committee.html Department of Energy [14]: http://www.energy.gov Sponsoring Agency Beneficiary Dr. Thomas Blasingame Texas A&M University Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Mr. Richard Charter The Ocean Foundation Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Marlan Downey Roxanna Oil Company Committee Member Representative Performer Dr. Mary Feeley ExxonMobil Exploration Company Committee Member Representative Performer Dr. Peter Flemings The University of Texas at Austin Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Dr. David Goldberg Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Dr. Miriam Kastner University of California, San Diego Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Dr. Carolyn Koh Colorado School of Mines Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Dr. David Scholl United States Geological Survey Emeritus Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Dr. Craig Shipp Shell International E&P, Inc. Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Robert Swenson Alaska Department of Natural Resources Committee Member Representative Performer Dr. Jefferson Tester Cornell University Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Dr. Anne Trehu Oregon State University Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Dr. Joseph Wilder University of Akron Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Not Available 7ead52d0-b8c0-4f0f-8fa8-17756069fce0 The committee, by strengthening the quality of methane hydrate research, increases the probability of success of development of this new energy resource. This supports DOE's strategic goal to catalyze the timely, material, and efficient transformation of the nation’senergy system and secure U.S. leadership in clean energy technologies. 5e004ac4-044a-4aec-ac99-c73a9d8c5e85 Recommandations Not Available eafbdc95-b41b-453d-854f-52cc983c073f Make, Accept, Implement 050fb6d2-af2f-437d-95a4-4572f0c8dc77 af89b7a6-3e28-4be8-bc10-c1fda8cefd33 Recommendations Made Number Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee Department of Energy Unspecified n/a 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 The committee has recommended areas for increased focus and has regularly recommended changes in the DOE multi-year and other implementation plans. There were numerous recommendations made in the 2007 committee report to Congress, "An Assessment of the Methane Hydrate Research Program and An Assessment of the 5-Year Research Plan of the Department of Energy." In the January 2010 meeting, the committee endorsed the key recommendations of the 2010 NRC Report on Realizing the Energy Potential of Methane Hydrate for the United States. In March 2010, the committee agreed to send a letter to the Secretary of Energy opposing the transfer of the DOE Methane Hydrate Program to the Office of Science. 43 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 b0142ccc-b230-4df9-a5ff-4d3584f35a82 Recommendations Fully Accepted Percentage Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee Department of Energy For a variety of its own reasons not applicable to the Committee, the agency may implement all/most of the recommendations, but few times recommendations are not implemented. n/a 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 Congressional funding is below authorized levels. Therefore recomemndations to increase funding can not be implemented. DOE supports all the recommendations of the 2010 NRC Report if adequate funding is provided by Congress. 85 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 24d05963-69ba-43cd-8586-00830e10b012 Recommendations Partially Accepted Percentage Methane Hydrate Advisory Committee Department of Energy There are sometimes a few proposals which were not funded in their entirety, those few being scaled back from their original level of requested funding (allowable under the program). n/a 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 Congress has provided some funding, although less than recommended and authorized levels therefore cannot implement all of the recommendations. 15 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 2013-07-09 http://explore.data.gov/resource/datasets/c5i3-bb9j Gannon (J.) Dick gannon_dick@yahoo.com Submit error.