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 Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee DOI ec97130f-7ff7-4d4e-8cca-641b64748fcc [12152]: http://earthquakes.usgs.gov/aboutus/sesac/ Department of the Interior [15]: http://www.doi.gov Sponsoring Agency Beneficiary Dr. Ralph J Archuleta University of California, Santa Barbara Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Dr. Stu Nishenko Pacific Gas & Electric Company Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Dr. John G Parrish State Geologist/State of California Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Dr. Christine Powell Center for Earthquake Research and Information Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Dr. Ellen M Rathje University of Texas, Austin Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Dr. Garry Rogers Pacific Geoscience Center/Geological Survey Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Dr. David Simpson Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Dr. Terry Tullis Brown University Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Not Available 9d7b8551-bdbf-472b-aad4-f3e4ffa0562a The Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee was appointed and charged, through Public Law 106-503, to advise the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey on matters relating to that agency's participation in the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. The charge includes review of the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program roles, goals, and objectives, assessment of its capabilities and research needs, guidance on achieving major objectives, and establishment of performance goals. ba5af290-9a7d-4f8a-ba38-6788fc84ba2a Recommandations Not Available 5cafc237-37d0-46ec-85af-8cd41f7c98e5 Make, Accept, Implement 14966ae9-e91b-4586-a5ac-feffabf5f3aa 1066ad4d-dc45-4578-bc54-44799e606a13 Recommendations Made Number Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee Department of the Interior Unspecified n/a 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 1) SESAC strongly recommends full funding of the Advanced National Seismic System (ANSS) at levels authorized in the current National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) legislation and support for research and development on earthquake early warning systems. 2) SESAC is pleased to see USGS expand its multi-hazard initiative to the Pacific Northwest and encourages further expansion to include other high-risk areas of the Nation. 3) It is imperative for the USGS to develop a comprehensive monitoring, analysis and research program to study the significance of ETS events with respect to changes of earthquake probability. 4) Hiring and direct support is critical for the ability of USGS to fulfill its NEHRP responsibilities. 4 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 72054b9d-9e9f-47b1-90da-10ac58a7dcd9 Recommendations Fully Accepted Percentage Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee Department of the Interior 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 Recommendation #2 has been fully implemented. The USGS initiated the multi-hazard demonstration project for southern California in FY2007 with $300K coming from the Earthquake Hazards Program. Funding was expanded in FY 2008 with a $2 million congressional increase to the Earthquake Hazards Program that has been used to increase activity in southern California focused on delivery of a multi-hazard scenario for a major event on the southern San Andreas fault and to expand the multi-hazard initiative's activities in the Pacific Northwest and Central U.S. An additional $1M was provided by FY2009, and those funds were similarly directed toward demonstration project activities in southern California, the Pacific Northwest, and Central U.S. In FY 2010, a further $1 million was provided for "critically needed LIDAR and other seismological studies of areas with high earthquake risk and community danger. 25 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 95dadd2d-6b46-4539-8741-3d6c75681066 Recommendations Partially Accepted Percentage Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee Department of the Interior 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 For Recommendation #1,the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act provided funds to USGS for seismic monitoring. Approximately $19 million of these funds have been used to undertake the modernization component of ANSS, replacing out-dated sensors still in use by regional networks within ANSS. Funds from the multi-hazards demonstration project were used to support additional ANSS stations in southern California and the Pacific Northwest. ANSS is now 25% complete. For Recommendation #3, USGS has established a task in the Pacific Northwest directed toward improved understanding of episodic tremor and slip. USGS organized and co-funded a second workshop building on one held in 2008 to explore this topic. The workshop brought together researchers and emergency managers in March 2009 at the University of Washington. For Recommendation #4, the USGS has used funding increases described in the above Comments section to support additional USGS-hired research scientists as well as to provide support for external researchers. 75 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.