[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 127 (Tuesday, July 2, 2013)]
[Pages 39768-39769]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-15873]



Bureau of Land Management

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Notice of Call for Nominations for the Wild Horse and Burro 
Advisory Board

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to solicit public nominations 
for three positions on the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board (Board). 
The Board provides advice concerning the management, protection, and 
control of wild free-roaming horses and burros on the public lands 
administered by the Department of the Interior, through the Bureau of 
Land Management (BLM), and the Department of Agriculture, through the 
U.S. Forest Service.

DATES: Nominations must be post marked or submitted to the address 
listed below no later than August 16, 2013.

ADDRESSES: All mail sent via the U.S. Postal Service should be sent as 
follows: National Wild Horse and Burro Program, U. S. Department of 
Interior, Bureau of Land Management, 1849 C Street NW., Room 2134 LM, 
Attn: Sharon Kipping, WO 260, Washington, DC 20240. All mail and 
packages that are sent via FedEx or UPS should be addressed as follows: 
National Wild Horse and Program, U. S. Department of Interior, Bureau 
of Land Management, 20 M Street SE., Room 2134 LM, Attn: Sharon 
Kipping, Washington, DC 20003. You may also send a fax to Sharon 
Kipping at 202-912-7182, or email her at skipping@blm.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sharon Kipping, Wild Horse and Burro 
Program Specialist, 202-912-7263. 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. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Members of the Board serve without 
compensation. However, while away from their homes or regular places of 
business, Board and subcommittee members engaged in Board or 
subcommittee business, approved by the Designated Federal Official 
(DFO), may be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of 
subsistence, in the same manner as persons employed intermittently in 
government service under Section 5703 of Title 5 of the United States 
Code. Nominations for a term of 3-years are needed to represent the 
following categories of interest:
Wild Horse and Burro Research
Natural Resource Management
Public Interest (Equine Behavior)
The Board will meet no less than two times annually. The DFO may call 
additional meetings in connection with special needs for advice. 
Individuals may nominate themselves or others. Any individual or 
organization may nominate one or more persons to serve on the Board. 
Nominations will not be accepted without a complete resume. The 
following information must accompany all nominations for the individual 
to be considered for a position:
    1. The position(s) for which the nominee wishes to be considered;
    2. The nominee's first, middle, and last name;
    3. Business address and phone number:
    4. Home address and phone number:
    5. Email address;
    6. Present occupation/title and employer;
    7. Education (colleges, degrees, major field of study);
    8. Career Highlights: Significant related experience, civic and 
professional activities, elected offices (include prior advisory 

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experience or career achievements related to the interest to be 
represented). Attach additional pages, if necessary;
    9. Qualifications: Education, training, and experience that qualify 
you to serve on the Board;
    10. Experience or knowledge of wild horse and burro management;
    11. Experience or knowledge of horses or burros: (Equine health, 
training, and management);
    12. Experience in working with disparate groups to achieve 
collaborative solutions (e.g., civic organizations, planning 
commissions, school boards, etc.);
    13. Indicate any BLM permits, leases, or licenses held by you or 
your employer;
    14. Indicate whether you are a federally registered lobbyist; and
    15. Explain why you want to serve on the Board.
    Attach or have at least one letter of reference sent from special 
interests or organizations you may represent, including, but not 
limited to, business associates, friends, co-workers, local, state, 
and/or Federal government representatives, or members of Congress. 
Please include any other information that speaks to your 
    As appropriate, certain Board members may be appointed as special 
government employees. Special government employees serve on the Board 
without compensation, and are subject to financial disclosure 
requirements in the Ethics in Government Act and 5 CFR part 2634. 
Nominations are to be sent to the address listed under ADDRESSES above.
    Privacy Act Statement: The authority to request this information is 
contained in 5 U.S.C. 301, the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), 
and Part 1784 of Title 43, Code of Federal Regulations. It is used by 
the appointment officer to determine education, training, and 
experience related to possible service on an advisory council of the 
BLM. If you are appointed as an advisor, the information will be 
retained by the appointing official for as long as you serve. 
Otherwise, it will be destroyed 2 years after termination of your 
membership or returned (if requested) following announcement of the 
Board's appointments. Submittal of this information is voluntary. 
However, failure to complete any or all items will inhibit fair 
evaluation of your qualifications, and could result in you not 
receiving full consideration for appointment.
    Membership Selection: Individuals shall qualify to serve on the 
Board because of their education, training, or experience that enables 
them to give informed and objective advice regarding the interest they 
represent. They should demonstrate experience or knowledge of the area 
of their expertise and a commitment to collaborate in seeking solutions 
to resource management issues. The Board is structured to provide fair 
membership and balance, both geographic and interest specific, in terms 
of the functions to be performed and points of view to be represented. 
Members are selected with the objective of providing representative 
counsel and advice about public land and resource planning. No person 
is to be denied an opportunity to serve because of race, age, sex, 
religion, or national origin. The Obama Administration prohibits 
individuals who are currently federally registered lobbyists to serve 
on all FACA and non-FACA boards, committees or councils. Pursuant to 
Section 7 of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act, members of 
the Board cannot be employed by either Federal or state governments.

    Authority:  43 CFR 1784.4-1.

Edwin L. Roberson,
Assistant Director, Renewable Resources and Planning.
[FR Doc. 2013-15873 Filed 7-1-13; 8:45 am]