date: Tue, 6 Feb 2007 16:25:43 -0500
from: "Bamzai, Anjuli" <Anjuli.BamzaiatXYZxyzence.doe.gov>
subject: RE: Your renewal proposal
to: "Phil Jones" <p.jonesatXYZxyz.ac.uk>
Things are moving, but slowly. The house approved an omnibus
appropriation, still awaiting the Senate approval. House mark for DOE is
couple hundred million less than the President's budget. Don't know
final numbers yet.
The current CR ends Feb 15. If we have an appropriations by then, we
will have a DOE FY 07 budget, however it will take time before it
trickles down to program budgets.
Regarding the status of your proposal, it now lies in Chicago
Operations. They have the final expending authority. All we program
managers do is recommend an award be made. Right now Chicago is waiting
for the CR to be lifted. My recommendation lies in the queue there. It
may take a while for things to straighten, even after the CR is lifted.
There is a 90-day pre-award spending that Univ of East Anglia might
grant you at their discretion, but given the uncertainty in start date,
not sure they will be inclined to do so since it's not clear action on
this will be completed within the next 90 days.
I wish I could be more helpful. Feb 15 we will know if the CR is
continued (further delay at Chicago) or we have appropriations
(translating to program budgets and Chicago acting on pending action
It'll be nice to get first-hand impression of the Paris meeting from
you, perhaps at the IDAG next month. I watched on C-SPAN and recognized
From: Phil Jones [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, February 06, 2007 11:16 AM
To: Bamzai, Anjuli
Subject: Re: Your renewal proposal
I heard whilst in Paris last week, that some parts of the US
Depts will soon be off continuing resolution including DoE.
Is this correct? If so when do you reckon you might be able
to issue a new contract?
I hope you are all pleased with the IPCC outcome. Those of
us there were very happy, even if completely exhausted at the
end of the week. The US wasn't the problem - concerns mainly
came from China.
At 00:55 16/12/2006, you wrote:
>Thanks to your email response to the reviewer concerns. I believe you
>have given careful consideration to the issues raised by them. I'm
>recommending an award at the requested level. I look forward to
>continued contributions to CCPP from your team.
>There is further processing and approvals that need to take place. I'm
>going to be on annual leave Dec 18-Jan 12, so I'm requesting Wanda to
>keep the paperwork moving.(Thanks Wanda, file is in Karen's inbox).
>We are still on Continuing Resolution and don't have FY 07 program
>budgets yet. We don't expect to receive these in the near future. I
>hope this will not affect renewals. I'm not sure what an extended CR
>Happy holiday season and best wishes for the new year.
Prof. Phil Jones
Climatic Research Unit Telephone +44 (0) 1603 592090
School of Environmental Sciences Fax +44 (0) 1603 507784
University of East Anglia
Norwich Email p.jonesatXYZxyz.ac.uk