[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 61 (Friday, March 29, 2013)]
[Pages 19290-19291]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-07311]



Bureau of Land Management


Call for Nominations for Advisory Committees

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to reopen the request for public 
nominations for certain Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Advisory 
Committees that have member terms expiring this year. These Advisory 
Committees provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on land use 
planning and management of the National System of Public Lands within 
their respective geographic areas. The Advisory Committees covered by 
this request for nominations are identified below. The BLM will accept 
public nominations for 30 days after the publication of this notice.

DATES: All nominations must be received no later than April 29, 2013.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Luckey, U.S. 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, Resource Advisory Council (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 
    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 
    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.
    This request for public nominations also applies to the Steens 
Mountain Advisory Council (SMAC) in Oregon established pursuant to 
Section 131 of the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and 
Protection Act of 2000. The SMAC advises the Secretary of the Interior 
in managing the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection 
Area. Nominations are requested for the positions of Burns Paiute Tribe 
member and the State of Oregon liaison.
    The following must accompany all nominations for the RACs and SMAC:

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

    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 and the Steens Mountain Advisory 
Council in Oregon. If you have already submitted your RAC nomination 
materials for 2013 you will not need to resubmit. Nominations for the 
following RACs should be sent to the appropriate BLM offices as noted 


Alaska RAC

Thom Jennings, Alaska State Office, BLM, 222 West 7th Avenue, 
13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513, 970-271-3335.


Northwestern California RAC

Jeff Fontana, Eagle Lake Field Office, BLM, 2950 Riverside Drive, 
Susanville, California 96130, 530-252-5332.

Central California RAC

David Christy, Mother Lode Field Office, BLM, 5152 Hillsdale Circle, 
El Dorado Hills, California 95762, 916-941-3146.


Boise District RAC

Marsha Buchanan, Boise District Office, BLM, 3948 Development 
Avenue, Boise, Idaho 83705, 208-384-3393.

Coeur d'Alene District RAC

Suzanne Endsley, Coeur d'Alene District Office, BLM, 3815 Schreiber 
Way, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815, 208-769-5004.

Idaho Falls District RAC

Sarah Wheeler, Idaho Falls District Office, BLM, 1405 Hollipark 
Drive, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401, 208-524-7550.

Montana and Dakotas

Central Montana RAC

Kaylene Patten, Lewistown Field Office, BLM, 920 Northeast Main 
Street, Lewistown, Montana 59457, 406-538-1957.

Dakotas RAC

Mark Jacobsen, Miles City Field Office, BLM, 111 Garryowen Road, 
Miles City, Montana 59301, 406-233-2800.

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Eastern Montana RAC

Mark Jacobsen, Miles City Field Office, BLM, 111 Garryowen Road, 
Miles City, Montana 59301, 406-233-2800.

Western Montana RAC

David Abrams, Butte Field Office, BLM, 106 North Parkmont, Butte, 
Montana 59701, 406-533-7617.


Mojave-Southern Great Basin RAC; Northeastern Great Basin RAC; 
Sierra Front-Northeastern Great Basin RAC

Christopher Rose, Nevada State Office, BLM, 1340 Financial 
Boulevard, Reno, Nevada 89502, 775-861-6480.

New Mexico

Albuquerque District RAC

Chip Kimball, Albuquerque District Office, BLM, 435 Montano NE., 
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107, 505-761-8734.

Farmington District RAC

Bill Papich, Farmington District Office, BLM, 6251 College 
Boulevard, Farmington, New Mexico 87402, 505-564-7620


Eastern Washington RAC

Robert St. Clair, Spokane District Office, BLM, 1103 N. Fancher Road 
Spokane Valley, Washington 99212, 509-536-1200

Southeast Oregon RAC; Steens Mountain Advisory Council

Tara Martinak, Burns District Office, BLM, 28910 Hwy 20, West Hines, 
Oregon 97738, 541-573-4519

    Certification Statement: I hereby certify that the BLM Advisory 
Committees are necessary and in the public interest in connection with 
the Secretary's responsibilities to manage the lands, resources, and 
facilities administered by the BLM.

Neil Kornze,
Principal Deputy Director.
[FR Doc. 2013-07311 Filed 3-28-13; 8:45 am]