[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 43 (Tuesday, March 5, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 14351-14352]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-05025]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of the Secretary


Wildland Fire Executive Council; Renewal

AGENCY: Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Renewal of the Wildland Fire Executive Council.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (FACA), as amended, 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2, and with the 
concurrence of the General Services Administration, the Department of 
the Interior and the Department of Agriculture are renewing the 
Wildland Fire Executive Council (WFEC). The purpose of the WFEC is to 
provide advice on the coordinated national level wildland fire policy 
leadership, direction, and program oversight in support to the Wildland 
Fire Leadership Council.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Shari Eckhoff, Designated Federal 
Officer, 300 E Mallard Drive, Suite 170, Boise, Idaho 83706; telephone 
(208) 334-1552; fax (208) 334-1549; or email shari_eckhoff@ios.doi.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The WFEC is being renewed as a discretionary

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advisory committee under the authorities of the Secretary of the 
Interior and Secretary of Agriculture, in furtherance of 43 U.S.C. 1457 
and provisions of the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 (16 U.S.C. 742a-
742j), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 
1701 et. seq), the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 
1997 (16 U.S.C. 668dd-668ee), and the National Forest Management Act of 
1976 (16 U.S.C. 1600 et.seq) and in accordance with the provisions of 
the FACA, as amended, 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2. The Secretary of the 
Interior and Secretary of Agriculture certify that the renewal of the 
WFEC is necessary and is in the public interest.
    The WFEC will conduct its operations in accordance with the 
provisions of the FACA. It will report to the Secretary of the Interior 
and Secretary of Agriculture through the Wildland Fire Leadership 
Council, which is comprised of, in part, the Assistant Secretary for 
Policy, Management and Budget and the Directors of National Park 
Service, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Bureau of Land 
Management, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and the U.S. Geological 
Survey for the Department of the Interior, and for the Department of 
Agriculture, the Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment, 
the Deputy Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment, and 
the Chief of the Forest Service.
    The Department of the Interior's Office of Wildland Fire will 
provide support for the WFEC.
    The purpose of the WFEC is to provide advice on the coordinated 
national level wildland fire policy leadership, direction, and program 
oversight in support to the Wildland Fire Leadership Council.
    The WFEC will meet approximately 6-12 times a year. The Secretary 
of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture will appoint members 
on a staggered term basis for terms not to exceed 3 years.
    Members of the WFEC shall be composed of representatives from the 
Federal government, and from among, but not limited to, the following 
interest groups. (1) Director, Department of the Interior, Office of 
Wildland Fire; (2) Director, United States Department of Agriculture, 
Forest Service, Fire and Aviation Management; (3) Assistant 
Administrator, U.S. Fire Administration; (4) National Wildfire 
Coordinating Group; (5) National Association of State Foresters; (6) 
International Association of Fire Chiefs; (7) Intertribal Timber 
Council; (8) National Association of Counties; (9) National League of 
Cities; and (10) National Governors' Association.
    No individual who is currently registered as a Federal lobbyist is 
eligible to serve as a member of the WFEC.
    Certification Statement: I hereby certify that the renewal of the 
Wildland Fire Executive Council is necessary and is in the public 
interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed on the 
Department of the Interior and the Department of Agriculture under 43 
U.S.C. 1457 and provisions of the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 (16 
U.S.C. 742a-742j), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 
(43 U.S.C. 1701 et. seq), the National Wildlife Refuge System 
Improvement Act of 1997 (16 U.S.C. 668dd-668ee), and the National 
Forest Management Act of 1976 (16 U.S.C. 1600 et seq.).

     Dated: February 19, 2013.
Ken Salazar,
Secretary of the Interior.
[FR Doc. 2013-05025 Filed 3-4-13; 8:45 am]
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