[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 37 (Thursday, February 24, 2011)]
[Page 10389]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-4123]



Bureau of Land Management

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Reopening the Call for Nominations for the New Mexico Albuquerque 
and Farmington District Resource Advisory Councils

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to reopen the nomination period 
for the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Albuquerque, New Mexico, and 
Farmington, New Mexico, Resource Advisory Councils (RAC). The RACs 
provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on land use planning and 
management of the public lands within the Albuquerque and Farmington 
Districts. The Farmington, New Mexico, RAC is only seeking applicants 
who meet the criteria for elected official in Category Three.

DATES: All nominations must be received no later than March 28, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Contact Edwin Singleton, Albuquerque District Office, BLM, 
435 Montano NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107, (505) 761-8700, or Steve 
Henke, Farmington District Office, BLM, 1235 La Plata Highway, 
Farmington, New Mexico 87401, (505) 599-8900.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Edwin Singleton, Albuquerque 
District Office, BLM, 435 Montano NE., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107, 
(505) 761-8700, or Steve Henke, Farmington District Office, BLM, 1235 
La Plata Highway, Farmington, New Mexico 87401, (505) 599-8900.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
of 1976 (FLPMA) (43 U.S.C. 1739) directs the Secretary of the Interior 
(Secretary) to involve the public in planning and issues related to 
management of lands administered by the BLM. Section 309 of FLPMA 
directs the Secretary to establish 10- to 15-member citizen-based 
advisory councils that are consistent with the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (FACA). The rules governing RACs are found at 43 CFR 
subpart 1784. As required by FACA, RAC membership must be balanced and 
representative of the various interests concerned with the management 
of the public lands. These include three categories:
    Category One--Holders of Federal grazing permits or leases within 
the area for which the council is organized, and representatives of 
organizations associated with energy and mineral development, 
commercial timber industry, transportation or rights-of-way, developed 
outdoor recreation, off-highway vehicle use, and commercial recreation;
    Category Two--Representatives of nationally or regionally 
recognized environmental organizations, archaeological and historical 
organizations, dispersed recreational activities, and nationally or 
regionally recognized wild horse and burro interest groups; and
    Category Three--Representatives of State, county, or local elected 
office; representatives and employees of a State agency responsible for 
management of natural resources, land or water; representatives of 
Indian tribes within or adjacent to the area for which the council is 
organized; representatives of academia who are employed in natural 
resource management or the natural sciences; and representatives of the 
affected public-at-large.
    Individuals may nominate themselves or others. Nominees must be 
residents of the BLM district 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 to serve on all FACA and non-
FACA boards, committees, or councils. An individual may not serve 
concurrently on more than one RAC. The following must accompany all 
--Letters of reference from represented interests or organizations;
--A completed background information nomination form; and
--Any other information that addresses the nominee's qualifications.

    If you have already submitted your nomination materials for 2010, 
you will not need to resubmit.
    Certification Statement: I hereby certify that the BLM's New Mexico 
RACs 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.

Linda S.C. Rundell,
State Director.
[FR Doc. 2011-4123 Filed 2-23-11; 8:45 am]