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Call for Nominations for the California Desert District Advisory

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) California Desert
District is soliciting nominations from the public for five members to
serve 3-year terms on its Desert District Advisory Council. Council
members provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on the management
of public lands in Southern California.

DATES: Nominations will be accepted until May 13, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Teresa Raml, District Manager,
Bureau of Land Management, California Desert District Office, 22835
Calle San Juan De Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553.

District External Affairs, 951-697-5220.

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 10.8 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 other than travel
expenses. Members serve 3-year terms and may be nominated for
reappointment for an additional 3-year term.
    Section 309 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 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
the BLM will try to find qualified representatives from areas
throughout the California Desert District. The District covers portions
of eight counties, and includes
more than 10.8 million acres of public land in the California Desert
Conservation Area of Mono, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, San Bernardino,
Riverside, and Imperial counties, as well as 300,000 acres of scattered
parcels in San Diego, western Riverside, western San Bernardino, and
Los Angeles Counties (known as the South Coast).
    The five positions to be filled include one elected official, one
representative of renewable resources groups or organizations, and
three representatives of the public-at-large. Two positions are
immediate vacancies (elected official and one public-at-large) and
their 3-year terms would begin immediately upon appointment by the
Secretary of the Interior. The other three positions (renewable
resources and two public-at-large) become vacant on Dec. 10, 2013.
    Any group or individual may nominate a qualified person, based upon
education, training, and knowledge of the BLM, the California Desert,
and the issues involving BLM-administered public lands throughout
Southern California. Qualified individuals also may nominate
    The nomination form may be found on the Desert Advisory Council Web
page: The following must
accompany the nomination form for all nominations:
     Letters of reference from represented interests or
     A completed background information nomination form; and
     Any other information that addresses the nominee's
    Nominees unable to download the nomination form may contact the BLM
California Desert District External Affairs staff at 951-697-5220 to
request a copy. Advisory Council members are appointed by the Secretary
of the Interior. The Obama Administration prohibits individuals who are
currently federally registered lobbyists to serve on all FACA and non-
FACA boards, committees or councils.

Timothy J. Wakefield,
Associate California Desert District Manager.
[FR Doc. 2013-07025 Filed 3-26-13; 8:45 am]

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