ship on the CCSP Interagency Committee is joint with the Subcommittee on Global Change Research (SGCR) of the Committee on Environment and Natural Resources (CENR) of the President’s National Science and Technology Council (NSTC). The CCSP Interagency Committee has overall responsibility for direction of the program, including compliance with the requirements of the Global Change Research Act of 1990. With respect to the synthesis and assessment products, the CCSP Interagency Committee provides oversight for the process of preparing the products as described in these guidelines.

Lead Agency(ies)/Department(s)

One or more designated CCSP agency(ies) or department(s) will take the lead in producing each product. The lead agency(ies) will be responsible for developing an open and transparent process for soliciting user input, author nomination and selection, expert peer review and public comment, and production/release of the products, as described in these guidelines. To ensure that the products incorporate as much expertise as possible, the lead agency(ies) will be open to the participation of other individuals or entities with relevant expertise and information. The entities can include other government units (federal or nonfederal), Interagency Working Groups of the CCSP or other Federal Programs, international organizations and government units, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and other groups.

Lead and Contributing Authors

Lead and contributing authors of the synthesis and assessment products are scientists or individuals with recognized technical expertise appropriate to a product. Lead and contributing authors may be citizens of any country and be drawn from within or outside the federal government (e.g., universities or other public- or private-sector organizations). These individuals shall be acknowledged experts, known through their publication record and relevant accomplishments and contributions to their field. Lead authors are responsible for the content of the synthesis and assessment products that are submitted to the CCSP Interagency Committee for review.

addition, the Executive Office of the President and other related programs have designated liaisons who participate on the CCSP Interagency Committee: Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Climate Change Technology Program (CCTP), and Office of the Federal Coordinator for Meteorology (OFCM).

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