[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 78 (Wednesday, April 23, 2014)]
[Pages 22699-22700]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-09258]



Bureau of Land Management


Second 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 May 23, 2014.

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-

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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 
    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 2014 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, AK 99513, 907-271-3335.


Front Range RAC

    Kyle Sullivan, Royal Gorge Field Office, BLM, 3028 East Main 
Street, Ca[ntilde]on City, CO 81212, 719-269-8553.


Coeur d'Alene District RAC

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

New Mexico

Farmington District RAC

    Christine Horton, Farmington District Office, BLM, 6251 College 
Boulevard, Farmington, NM 87402, 505-564-7633.

Montana and Dakotas

Central Montana RAC

    Jonathan Moor, Lewistown Field Office, BLM, 920 Northeast Main 
Street, Lewistown, MT 59457, 406-538-1943.

Western Montana RAC

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


Eastern Washington RAC; Southeast Oregon RAC; Steens Mountain Advisory 

    Stephen Baker, Oregon State Office, BLM, 1220 SW. 3rd Avenue, 
Portland, OR 97204, 503-808-6306.

    Authority: 43 CFR 1784.4-1.

Steve Ellis,
Deputy Director, Operations.
[FR Doc. 2014-09258 Filed 4-22-14; 8:45 am]