[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 18 (Monday, January 28, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 5834]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-01666]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

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Call for Nominations for the Steens Mountain Advisory Council, OR

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requests public 
nominations for five persons to serve on the Steens Mountain Advisory 
Council. Citizens who serve on these groups provide advice and 
recommendations to the BLM on land use planning and management of the 
Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area. The BLM 
will accept public nominations for 30 days after the publication of 
this notice.

DATES: All nominations must be received no later than February 27, 
2013.

ADDRESSES: Send completed Advisory Council nominations to BLM Burns 
District Office; 28910 Highway 20 West; Hines, OR 97738-9424. 
Nomination forms are available at the BLM Burns District Office, or 
online at http://www.blm.gov/or/rac/steensac.php.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tara Martinak, Public Affairs 
Specialist, BLM Burns District Office, 28910 Highway 20 West, Hines, OR 
97738-9424, 541-573-4519, or email tmartina@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 business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Any individual may nominate himself/herself 
or others to serve on the Council. Positions currently open or with 
terms expiring in 2013 include a member of the Burns Paiute Tribe, a 
representative of the State government to serve as a liaison to the 
advisory council, a representative of a State environmental 
organization, a person interested in fish and recreational fishing in 
the Cooperative Management and Protection Area (CMPA), a recreation 
permit holder or representative of a commercial recreation operation in 
the CMPA, and a private landowner within the CMPA. All nomination 
applications should include letters of reference and/or recommendations 
from the represented interests or organizations and any other 
information explaining the nominee's qualifications (e.g., resume, 
curriculum vitae). The BLM Burns District will collect the nomination 
forms and letters of reference and distribute them to the officials 
responsible for submitting nominations (County Court of Harney County, 
the Governor of Oregon, and the BLM). The BLM will then forward 
recommended nominations to the Secretary of the Interior, who appoints 
Council members.
    The Steens Mountain Advisory Council (SMAC) was initiated on August 
14, 2001, pursuant to the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and 
Protection Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106-399). The SMAC provides 
representative counsel and advice to the BLM regarding new and unique 
approaches to management of the land within the bounds of the Steens 
Mountain CMPA; recommending cooperative programs and incentives for 
landscape management that meet human needs, and the maintenance and 
improvement of the ecological and economic integrity of the area. The 
BLM is publishing this notice under Section 9 (a)(2) of the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (FACA), to seek public nominations for 
membership on the SMAC. Applicants must be qualified through education, 
training, knowledge, or experience to give informed advice regarding an 
industry, discipline, or interest to be represented. Nominees must also 
demonstrate a commitment to collaborative resource decision-making. The 
Obama Administration prohibits individuals who are currently federally 
registered lobbyists from serving on all FACA and non-FACA boards, 
committees or councils.
    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comments, please be 
aware that your entire comment--including your personal identifying 
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

Brendan Cain,
Burns District Manager.
[FR Doc. 2013-01666 Filed 1-25-13; 8:45 am]
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