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Arizona Resource Advisory Council Meeting
« on: August 20, 2007, 10:41:28 pm »
[Federal Register: August 17, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 159)]
[Page 46238]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



Bureau of Land Management


State of Arizona Resource Advisory Council Meeting

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Arizona Resource Advisory Council Meeting.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act
of 1976 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S.
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Arizona
Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet on September 6, 2007, in
Phoenix, Arizona, at the BLM National Training Center located at 9828
North 31st Avenue in Phoenix from 8 a.m. and conclude at 4:30 p.m.
Morning agenda items include: Review of the June 8, 2007, meeting
minutes for RAC and Recreation Resource Advisory Council (RRAC)
business; BLM State Director's update on statewide issues;
presentations on: the BLM wilderness program in Arizona, how recreation
benefits communities, and Arizona water rights; RAC questions on BLM
Field Managers Rangeland Resource Team proposals; and, reports by RAC
working groups. A public comment period will be provided at 11:30 a.m.
on September 6, 2007, for any interested publics who wish to address
the Council on BLM programs and business.
    Under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, the RAC has
been designated the RRAC, and has the authority to review all BLM and
Forest Service (FS) recreation fee proposals in Arizona. The afternoon
meeting agenda on September 6 will include discussion and review of the
Recreation Enhancement Act (REA) Working Group Report, the Fiscal Year
2008 (Tentative) quarterly schedule for BLM and FS recreation fee
proposals, and one FS fee proposal in Arizona:
    (1) Upper Salt River Canyon Wilderness Private River Permit
System--(Tonto National Forest). The Forest Service is considering a
change for the Private Permit Fees for running the Upper Salt River
through the Salt River Canyon Wilderness from March 1 to May 15 each
year. The application fee of $10 will remain the same. The permit fee
is proposed from the current $75 to a fee of $125. The purpose of the
proposed fee increase is to help better cover the cost of managing the
river program for the Upper Salt River Canyon Wilderness. The proposed
fees are in line with those charged by other Forest Service and Federal
Government agencies for similar river permits in the western United
    Following the FS proposals, the RRAC will open the meeting to
public comments on the fee proposal. After completing their RRAC
business, the BLM RAC will reconvene to provide recommendations to the
RAC Designated Federal Official on the fee proposal and discuss future
RAC meetings and locations.

DATES: Effective Date: September 6, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deborah Stevens, Bureau of Land
Management, Arizona State Office, One North Central Avenue, Suite 800,
Phoenix, Arizona 85004-4427, 602-417-9504.

Elaine Y. Zielinski,
State Director.
[FR Doc. 07-4026 Filed 8-16-07; 8:45 am]

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