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« on: February 08, 2014, 06:40:43 pm »

Call for Nominations for Resource Advisory Councils

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations
for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Resource Advisory Councils
(RAC) that have member terms expiring this year. The RACs provide
advice and recommendations to the BLM on land use planning and
management of the National System of Public Lands within their
geographic areas. The BLM will accept public nominations for 45 days
after the publication of this notice.

DATE: All nominations must be received no later than March 27, 2014.

ADDRESSES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for the address of BLM State
Offices accepting nominations.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Luckey, Department of the
Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Correspondence, International, and
Advisory Committee Office, 1849 C Street NW., MS-MIB 5070, Washington,
DC 20240; 202-208-3806.

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
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
recreation;
    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
residents of the state in which the RAC has jurisdiction. 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 councils.
    The following must accompany all nominations:

--Letters of reference from represented interests or organizations;
--A completed Resource Advisory Council application; and
--Any other information that addresses the nominee's qualifications.


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    Simultaneous with this notice, BLM state offices will issue press
releases providing additional information for submitting nominations,
with specifics about the number and categories of member positions
available for each RAC in the state. Nominations and completed
applications for RACs should be sent to the appropriate BLM offices
listed below:
For the full list check.... http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-02-10/html/2014-02851.htm
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