[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 52 (Thursday, March 17, 2011)]
[Pages 14684-14685]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-6169]



Bureau of Land Management


Call for Nominations for Resource Advisory Councils

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Call for nominations.


SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations 
for the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Resource Advisory Councils 
(RAC) that have member terms expiring this year. The RACs provide 
advice and recommendations to the BLM on land use planning and 
management of the National System of Public Lands within their 
geographic areas. The BLM will accept public nominations for 45 days 
after the publication of this notice.

DATES: All nominations must be received no later than May 2, 2011.

Offices accepting nominations.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allison Sandoval, 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; 202-208-74294.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
(FLPMA) (43 U.S.C. 1739) 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 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, 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 categories:
    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 

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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 to serve on all FACA and non-FACA boards, 
committees, or councils. The following must accompany all nominations:

--Letters of reference from represented interests or organizations;
--A completed background information nomination form; 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. Nominations for RACs should be 
sent to the appropriate BLM offices listed below:


Alaska RAC

Danielle Allen, Alaska State Office, BLM, 222 West 7th Avenue, 
13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513, (907) 271-3335;


Arizona RAC

Dorothea Boothe, Arizona State Office, BLM, One North Central Avenue, 
Suite 800, Phoenix, Arizona 85004, (602) 417-9219.


Central California RAC

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

Northeastern California RAC

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

Northwestern California RAC

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


Front Range RAC

Cass Cairns, Royal Gorge Field Office, BLM, 3028 East Main Street, 
Ca[ntilde]on City, Colorado 81212, (719) 269-8553.

Northwest RAC

David Boyd, Silt Field Office, BLM, 2300 River Frontage Road, Silt, 
Colorado 81652, (970) 876-9008.

Southwest RAC

Shannon Borders, Southwest District Office, BLM, 2465 South Townsend 
Avenue, Montrose, Colorado 81401, (970) 240-5336.


Boise District RAC

MJ Byrne, Boise District Office, BLM, 3948 Development Avenue, Boise, 
Idaho 83705, (208) 384-3393.

Coeur d'Alene District RAC

Lisa Wagner, Coeur d'Alene District Office, BLM, 3815 Schreiber Way, 
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815, (208) 769-5014.

Idaho Falls District RAC

Sarah Wheeler, Idaho Falls District Office, BLM, 1405 Hollipark Drive, 
Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401, (208) 524-7613.

Twin Falls District RAC

Heather Tiel-Nelson, Twin Falls District Office, BLM, 2536 Kimberly 
Road, Twin Falls, Idaho 83301, (208) 736-2352.

Montana and Dakotas

Central Montana RAC

Craig Flentie, Lewistown Field Office, BLM, 920 Northeast Main Street, 
Lewistown, Montana 59457, (406) 538-1943.

Dakotas RAC

Lonny Bagley, North Dakota Field Office, BLM, 99 23rd Avenue West, 
Suite A, Dickinson, North Dakota 58601, (701) 227-7703.

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 Northwestern Great Basin RAC

Rochelle Francisco, Nevada State Office, BLM, 1340 Financial Boulevard, 
Reno, Nevada 89502, (775) 861-6588.


Eastern Washington RAC; John Day-Snake RAC; Southeast Oregon RAC

Pam Robbins, Oregon State Office, BLM, 333 SW First Avenue, P.O. Box 
2965, Portland, Oregon 97204, (503) 808-6306.


Utah RAC

Sherry Foot, Utah State Office, BLM, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, 
P.O. Box 45155, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101, (801) 539-4195.

    Certification Statement: I hereby certify that the BLM Resource 
Advisory Councils 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.

Robert V. Abbey,
[FR Doc. 2011-6169 Filed 3-16-11; 8:45 am]