[Federal Register: August 17, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 159)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
Bureau of Land Management
California Desert District; Notice of Solicitation for
ACTION: Call for nominations for the Bureau of Land Management's
California Desert District Advisory Council.
AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior.
SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management's California Desert District is
soliciting nominations from the public for five members of its District
Advisory Council to serve the 2008-2010 three-year term. Council
members provide advice and recommendations to BLM on the management of
public lands in southern California. Public notice begins with the
publication date of this notice. Nominations will be accepted through
Saturday, October 30, 2007. The
three-year term would begin January 1, 2008.
The five positions to be filled include:
--One non-renewable resources representative.
--One recreation representative.
--Two public-at-large representatives.
--One wildlife interests.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The California Desert District Advisory
Council is comprised of 15 private individuals who represent different
interests and advise BLM officials on policies and programs concerning
the management of 11 million acres of public land in southern
California. The Council meets in formal session three to four times
each year in various locations throughout the California Desert
District. Council members serve without compensation except for
reimbursement of travel expenditures incurred in the course of their
duties. Members serve three-year terms and may be nominated for
reappointment for an additional three-year term.
Section 309 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA)
directs the Secretary of the Interior to involve the public in planning
and issues related to management of BLM administered lands. The
Secretary also selects council nominees consistent with the
requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), which
requires nominees appointed to the council be balanced in terms of
points of view and representative of the various interests concerned
with the management of the public lands.
The Council also is balanced geographically, and BLM will try to
find qualified representatives from areas throughout the California
Desert District. The District covers portions of eight counties, and
includes over 11 million acres of public land in the California Desert
Conservation Area and 300,000 acres of scattered parcels in San Diego,
western Riverside, western San Bernardino, Orange, and Los Angeles
Counties (known as the South Coast).
Any group or individual may nominate a qualified person, based upon
their education, training, and knowledge of BLM, the California Desert,
and the issues involving BLM-administered public lands throughout
southern California. Qualified individuals also may nominate
Nominations must include the name of the nominee; work and home
addresses and telephone numbers; a biographical sketch that includes
the nominee's work and public service record; any applicable outside
interests or other information that demonstrates the nominees
qualifications for the position; and the specific category of interest
in which the nominee is best qualified to offer advice and council.
Nominees may contact the BLM California Desert District External
Affairs staff at (951) 697-5217 or write to the address below and
request a copy of the nomination form.
All nominations must be accompanied by letters of reference from
represented interests, organizations, or elected officials supporting
the nomination. Individuals nominating themselves must provide at least
one letter of recommendation. Advisory Council members are appointed by
the Secretary of the Interior, generally in late January or early
ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to the District Manager, Bureau
of Land Management, California Desert District Office, 22835 Calle San
Juan De Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, California 92553.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen Razo, BLM California Desert
District External Affairs (951) 697-5217.
Dated: July 26, 2007.
Steven J. Borchard,
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