The Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee (SESAC) was created in 2002 by legislation reauthorizing the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP). The SESAC meets several times each year, and provides advice and direction to the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program. The committee's membership and procedures are compliant weith the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA).
- Dr. Ralph Archuleta (Chair)
University of California, Santa Barbara
- Dr. William Leith, Designated Federal Official (DFO)
Senior Science Advisor for Earthquake and Geologic Hazards
and Coordinator, Earthquake Hazards Program
USGS, Reston, Virginia
- Dr. John Anderson
University of Nevada, Reno
- Ms. Janiele Maffei
California Earthquake Authority
- Dr. Timothy Melbourne
Central Washington University
- Dr. Roland Burgmann, ex officio*
University of California, Berkeley
* Per the committee charter, Dr. Burgmann serves as an ex offcio member in his capacity as Chair of the National Earthquake Prediction Evaluation Council (NEPEC).