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« on: May 14, 2013, 08:28:50 pm »

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations
for upcoming vacancies on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah
Resource Advisory Council (RAC) which has four members with terms
expiring on January 12, 2014. The RAC provides advice and
recommendations to the BLM on land use planning and management of the
National System of Public Lands within Utah. The BLM will accept public
nominations for 45 days after the publication of this notice.

DATES: All nominations must be received no later than June 28, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Nominations and completed applications for the Utah RAC
should be sent to Sherry Foot, Special Programs Coordinator, BLM Utah
State Office, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, UT 84101.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sherry Foot at the address listed in
the ADDRESSES section of this notice; by telephone 801-539-4195; or by
email: sfoot@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for
the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at
1-800-877-8339 to contact the above individual during normal business
hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a
message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply
during normal hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 lands administered by the
BLM. Section 309 of FLPMA (43 U.S.C. 1739) directs the Secretary to
establish 10- to 15-member, citizen-based advisory councils that are
consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). As required
by FACA, RAC membership must be balanced and representative of the

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various interests concerned with the management of the public lands.
The rules governing RACs are found at 43 CFR subpart 1784 and include
the following three membership categories:
    Category One--Holders of Federal grazing permits and
representatives of organizations associated with energy and mineral
development, timber industry, transportation or rights-of-way,
developed outdoor recreation, off-highway vehicle use, and commercial
     Category Two--Representatives of nationally or regionally
recognized environmental organizations, archaeological and historic
organizations, dispersed recreation activities, and wild horse and
burro organizations; and
     Category Three--Representatives of State, county, or local
elected office employees of a State agency responsible for management
of natural resources, representatives of Indian tribes within or
adjacent to the area for which the council is organized,
representatives of academia who are employed in natural sciences, and
the public-at-large.
    Individuals may nominate themselves or others. Nominees must be
Utah residents
. The BLM will evaluate nominees based on their
education, training, experience, and knowledge of the geographical area
of the RAC. Nominees should demonstrate a commitment to collaborative
resource decision-making. The Obama Administration prohibits
individuals who are currently federally registered lobbyists from being
appointed or re-appointed to FACA and non-FACA boards, committees, or
    The following must accompany all nominations:

--Letters of reference from represented interests or organizations;
--A completed RAC application; and
--Any other information that addresses the nominee's qualifications.
    Simultaneous with this notice, BLM Utah will issue a press release
providing additional information for submitting nominations and
specifics about the categories of member positions available.

Jenna Whitlock,
Associate State Director.
[FR Doc. 2013-11377 Filed 5-13-13; 8:45 am]


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