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 Outer Continental Shelf Scientific Committee DOI 29048067-9011-4e33-af13-9938429897ef [21402]: http://www.boem.gov/About-BOEM/Public-Engagement/Federal-Advisory-Committees/OCS-Scientific-Committee/Index.aspx Department of the Interior [15]: http://www.doi.gov Sponsoring Agency Beneficiary Mr. Michael R. Bromwich Director, Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement Committee Member Ex Officio Performer Dr. Ralph Browning Brown Socioeconomics (Development & Social Change; Social Impact Assessment) Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Dr. James M. Coleman Oceanography/Geology Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Dr. Kenneth H Dunton Biology (Oil & Gas Effects on Benthic Communities; Arctic Research; Seagrass in the Gulf of Mexico) Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Dr. D. Michael Fry Ecology (Avian Biology & Alternative Use) Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Dr. Richard G. Hildreth Socioeconomics Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Dr. Richard B Howarth Socioeconomics (Environmental Policy Analysis & Environmental Economics) Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Dr. Mark A Johnson Physical Oceanography (Arctic Region & Sea Ice) Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Dr. P. Michael Kosro Physical Oceanography Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Dr. Tyler Priest Socioeconomics (Historian-Social/Economic Effects & the Oil & Gas Industry) Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Dr. Lorrie Rea Biology (Endangered Species; Arctic Marine Mammal Health) Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Dr. Peter Paul Schweitzer Socioeconomics (Anthropology & Subsistence) Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Dr. Mary I. Scranton Chemical Oceanography Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Dr. Eugene A Shinn Zoology/Geology (Fate & Effects; Government & Industry Science) Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Dr. Joseph P. Smith Physical Oceanography Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Dr. John H. Trefry Chemical Oceanographer/Biology Committee Member Special Government Employee (SGE) Performer Not Available 64dd0407-88fa-4772-91cf-d4f4c31c854b The OCS Scientific Committee (OCSSC) provides advice on the feasibility, appropriateness, and scientific value of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Environmental Studies Program (ESP) to the Secretary of the Interior through the Director of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE). The OCSSC reviews the relevance of proposed research and subsequent information produced to meet BOEMRE scientific information needs for decisionmaking and may recommend changes in scope, direction, and emphasis. The external independent review by the OCSSC strengthens the foundation of science used for BOEMRE decisions. Through the diverse associations of the OCSSC members, the BOEMRE can learn of additional opportunities for building partnerships, and with the nationally recognized scientific expertise of the members, the BOEMRE can more effectively optimize resources use with environmental protection. ec4a851e-3395-477d-bebb-8d29c0900629 Recommandations Not Available d12f7c5f-35fb-458e-acb2-3ed28e0b1305 Make, Accept, Implement 44c2d722-f88b-4fa2-b9b2-a013a2059cc3 fd1c32ce-3d00-430d-86f6-7419625b1adb Recommendations Made Number Outer Continental Shelf Scientific Committee Department of the Interior Unspecified n/a 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 To better integrate the advice and guidance of the Committee into the BOEMRE ESP, the OCSSC traditionally meets in plenary session at the onset of the Studies Development Process, the cycle whereby the Bureau’s scientific information needs are developed into specific research projects for the next fiscal year. From 2004 to 2010, the OCSSC made 43 recommendations. There were no recommendations made at the November 2008 meeting (meeting was educational/informational only). No recommendations were formally transmitted for the April 2009 meeting. The OCSSC made thirteen recommendations during the September 2010 meeting. No recommendations were formally transmitted for the May 2011 meeting. 43 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 8712656a-243b-4f5c-89c9-18310adab97e Recommendations Fully Accepted Percentage Outer Continental Shelf Scientific 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 The Bureau strives to implement 100 percent of the Committee's recommendations. Recommendations are addressed as appropriate prior to the next meeting of the full Committee. Several recommendations were not fully implemented in previous reporting periods. The thirteen recommendations from the September 2010 have not been included in the cumulative percentage pending review and consideration by BOEMRE and the Department. 93 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 83fefea5-06cb-4f84-a18b-9b4ba7186966 Recommendations Partially Accepted Percentage Outer Continental Shelf Scientific 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 0 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.