Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Scientific & Technical Advisory Committee (STAC) Comments: (Not Available)
Chief Scientist Recommendation: Fund
Chief Scientist Comments: This project has been conducting ongoing evaluation of damage to archaeological sites from oil or vandalism. There has been no evidence showing that oil has migrated onto any of these sites, and after nine years it is justified to ask if any vandalism can still be considered a by-product of the oil spill. I recommend that this project be carefully evaluated in FY 99 prior to continued funding in FY 00.
Public Advisory Group (PAG) Recommendation: (Not Available)
Public Advisory Group (PAG) Comments: (Not Available)
Executive Director Recommendation: Fund
Executive Director Comments: This project monitors archaeological sites injured by vandalism and oiling. However, because nine years have elapsed since the spill, any injuries being detected may have little relevance to the spill. Funding beyond FY 99 should be based on a careful evaluation of the restoration value of this project.
Trustee Council Decision: Fund
Trustee Council Comments: (Not Available)