Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Stakeholder Representative Members of the Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee, 31262-31264 [E9-15411]

Download as PDF 31262 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 124 / Tuesday, June 30, 2009 / Notices DoD as a routine use pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 552a(b)(3) as follows: the DoD ‘‘Blanket Routine Uses’’ published at the beginning of the Air Force’s compilation of record system notices apply to this system. POLICIES AND PRACTICES FOR STORING, RETRIEVING, ACCESSING, RETAINING, AND DISPOSING OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: STORAGE: Paper records and electronic storage media. RETRIEVABILITY: By name and Social Security Number (SSN). SAFEGUARDS: Computer databases are located in locked servers in locked rooms in flying training classroom/laboratory buildings on Air Force installations. All training facilities with system-accessible workstations are controlled during duty hours and secured after duty hours. Access to record, (database) data, by users (including students, training cadre, flight training managers, and system administrators) is controlled by Common Access Card (CAC) identification. Authorized access to specific data is controlled in accordance with user roles and permissions. RETENTION AND DISPOSAL: Air Education and Training Command (AETC) archive policy training records to include GTIMS computer databases are retained as active at least two years. Archiving records from the units’ servers that are more than two years old will begin when the data is complete and correct, i.e., final Merit Assignment Selection System (MASS) is run and students are graduated and correctly dispositioned. HQ AETC/A3IS will maintain a complete GTIMS data base indefinitely. GTIMS hardcopy reports such as student grade book and other paper reports generated for instructor, flight commander, etc., are destroyed one year after completion of training. Training Review Board records are retained for one year. Hardcopy records are destroyed by tearing into pieces, shredding, pulping, macerating or burning. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES6 SYSTEM MANAGER AND ADDRESS: Department of the Air Force, Deputy Chief of Staff Operations, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, 1 F Street, Suite 2, Randolph Air Force Base, TX 78150–4325. NOTIFICATION PROCEDURE: Individuals seeking to determine whether information about themselves VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:55 Jun 29, 2009 Jkt 217001 is contained in this system should address written inquiries to the Department of the Air Force, Deputy Chief of Staff Operations, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, 1 F Street, Suite 2, Randolph Air Force Base, TX 78150–5000. Individuals should provide full name, Social Security Number (SSN), office or organization where currently assigned, if applicable, and current address and telephone number. The requester’s signature should be certified/verfied by a notary public as below. If an unsworn declaration is executed outside the United States, it shall read ‘‘I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on (date). (Signature).’’ If an unsworn declaration is executed within the United States, its territories, possessions, or commonwealths, it shall read ‘‘I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on (date). (Signature).’’ RECORD ACCESS PROCEDURES: Individuals seeking access to information about themselves contained in this system of records should address written inquiries to or visit the Department of the Air Force, Deputy Chief of Staff Operations, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, 1 F Street, Suite 2, Randolph Air Force Base, TX 78150–5000. Individuals should provide full name, Social Security Number (SSN), office or organization where currently assigned, if applicable, and current address and telephone number. The requester’s signature should be certified/verfied by a notary as below. If an unsworn declaration is executed outside the United States, it shall read ‘‘I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States of America that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on (date). (Signature).’’ If an unsworn declaration is executed within the United States, its territories, possessions, or commonwealths, it shall read ‘‘I declare (or certify, verify, or state) under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct. Executed on (date). (Signature).’’ CONTESTING RECORDS PROCEDURES: The Air Force rules for accessing records, and for contesting contents and appealing initial agency determinations are published in Air Force Instruction 33–332; 32 CFR part 806b; or may be obtained from the system manager. PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 RECORD SOURCE CATEGORIES: From the individual; students’ grades rendered by Computer Aided Instruction (CAI) tests and instructor grades from observed training events. EXEMPTIONS CLAIMED FOR THE SYSTEM: None. [FR Doc. E9–15385 Filed 6–29–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 5001–06–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Army; Army Corps of Engineers Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Stakeholder Representative Members of the Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee AGENCY: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Commander of the Northwestern Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is soliciting applications to fill vacant stakeholder representative member positions on the Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC). Members are sought to fill vacancies on a committee to represent various categories of interests within the Missouri River basin. The MRRIC was formed to advise the Corps on a study of the Missouri River and its tributaries and to provide guidance to the Corps with respect to the Missouri River recovery and mitigation activities currently underway. The Corps established the MRRIC as required by the U.S. Congress through the Water Resources Development Act of 2007 (WRDA), section 5018. DATES: The agency must receive completed applications no later than July 31, 2009. ADDRESSES: Mail completed applications to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District (Attn: MRRIC), 1616 Capitol Avenue, Omaha, NE 68102–4901 or e-mail completed applications to info@mrric.org. Please put ‘‘MRRIC’’ in the subject line. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary S. Roth, 402–995–2919. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The operation of the MRRIC is in the public interest and provides support to the Corps in performing its duties and responsibilities under the Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.; Sec. 601(a) of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 1986, Public Law 99–662; Sec. 334(a) of WRDA 1999, Public Law 106–53, and E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES6 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 124 / Tuesday, June 30, 2009 / Notices Sec. 5018 of WRDA 2007, Public Law 110–114. The Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, does not apply to the MRRIC. A Charter for the MRRIC has been developed and should be reviewed prior to applying for a stakeholder representative membership position on the Committee. The Charter, operating procedures, and stakeholder application forms are available electronically at http://www.MRRIC.org. Purpose and Scope of the Committee. The duties of MRRIC cover two areas: 1. The Committee provides guidance to the Corps, and affected Federal agencies, State agencies, or Native American Indian Tribes on a study of the Missouri River and its tributaries to determine the actions required to mitigate losses of aquatic and terrestrial habitat, to recover federally listed species protected under the Endangered Species Act, and to restore the river’s ecosystem to prevent further declines among other native species. This study is identified in section 5018(a) of the WRDA. It will result in a single, comprehensive plan to guide the implementation of mitigation, recovery, and restoration activities in the Missouri River Basin. This plan is referred to as the Missouri River Ecosystem Restoration Plan (MRERP). For more information about the MRERP go to http://www.MRERP.org. 2. The MRRIC also provides guidance to the Corps with respect to the Missouri River recovery and mitigation plan currently in existence, including recommendations relating to changes to the implementation strategy from the use of adaptive management; coordination of the development of consistent policies, strategies, plans, programs, projects, activities, and priorities for the Missouri River recovery and mitigation plan. Information about the Missouri River Recovery Program is available at http://www.MoRiverRecovery.org. 3. Other duties of MRRIC include exchange of information regarding programs, projects, and activities of the agencies and entities represented on the Committee to promote the goals of the Missouri River recovery and mitigation plan; establishment of such working groups as the Committee determines to be necessary to assist in carrying out the duties of the Committee, including duties relating to public policy and scientific issues; facilitating the resolution of interagency and intergovernmental conflicts between entities represented on the Committee associated with the Missouri River recovery and mitigation plan; coordination of scientific and other VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:55 Jun 29, 2009 Jkt 217001 research associated with the Missouri River recovery and mitigation plan; and annual preparation of a work plan and associated budget requests. Administrative Support. To the extent authorized by law and subject to the availability of appropriations, the Corps provides funding and administrative support for the Committee. Committee Membership. Federal agencies with programs affecting the Missouri River may be members of the MRRIC through a separate process with the Corps. States and Federally recognized Native American Indian tribes, as described in the Charter, are eligible for Committee membership through an appointment process. Interested State and Tribal government representatives should contact the Corps for information about the appointment process. This Notice is for individuals interested in serving as a stakeholder member on the Committee. In accordance with the Charter for the MRRIC, stakeholder membership is limited to 28 people, with each member having an alternate. Members and alternates must be able to demonstrate that they meet the definition of ‘‘stakeholder’’ found in the Charter of the MRRIC. Applications are currently being accepted for representation in the stakeholder interest categories listed below: a. Navigation; b. Irrigation; c. Water Quality; d. Waterways Industries; e. Major Tributaries; f. Thermal Power; g. Hydropower; h. Local Government; and i. Environmental/Conservation Organizations. Terms of stakeholder representative members of the MRRIC are three years. There is no limit to the number of terms a member may serve. Incumbent Committee members seeking reappointment do not need to re-submit an application. However, they must submit a renewal letter and related materials as outlined in the ‘‘Streamlined Process for Existing Members’’ portion of the document Process for Filling MRRIC Stakeholder Vacancies (http://www.MRRIC.org). Members and alternates of the Committee will not receive any compensation from the Federal government for carrying out the duties of the MRRIC. Travel expenses incurred by members of the Committee will not be reimbursed by the Federal government. Application for Stakeholder Membership. Persons who believe that PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31263 they are or will be affected by the Missouri River recovery and mitigation activities and are not employees of Federal agencies, tribes, or State agencies, may apply for stakeholder membership on the MRRIC. Applications for stakeholder membership may be obtained electronically at http://www.MRRIC.org. Applications may be e-mailed or mailed to the location listed (see ADDRESSES). In order to be considered, each application must include: 1. The name of the applicant and the primary stakeholder interest category that person wishes to represent; 2. A written statement describing how the applicant meets the criteria for membership (described below) and how their contributions will fulfill the roles and responsibilities of MRRIC; 3. Evidence that demonstrates that the applicant represents an interest group(s) in the Missouri River basin. To be considered, the application must be complete and received by the close of business on July 31, 2009, at the location indicated (see ADDRESSES). Full consideration will be given to all complete applications received by the specified due date. Persons wishing to apply as stakeholder members are strongly encouraged to identify an appropriate individual to serve as his/her alternate. Alternates should apply with the individual seeking membership in the same interest area. Alternates must apply in the same manner as stakeholder members and should include a recommendation from a member applicant as well as the interest group(s) they represent. Application Review Process. Committee stakeholder applications will be forwarded to the current members of the MRRIC. The MRRIC will provide membership recommendations to the Corps as described in Attachment A of the Process for Filling MRRIC Stakeholder Vacancies document (http://www.MRRIC.org). The Corps is responsible for appointing stakeholder members. The Corps will consider applications using the following criteria: • Ability to commit the time required. • Commitment to make a good faith (as defined in the Charter) effort to seek balanced solutions that address multiple interests and concerns. • Agreement to support and adhere to the approved MRRIC Charter and Operating Procedures. • Demonstration of a formal designation or endorsement by an organization, local government, or constituency as its preferred representative. E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1 31264 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 124 / Tuesday, June 30, 2009 / Notices • Demonstration of an established communication network to keep constituents informed and efficiently seek their input when needed. • Ability to contribute to the overall balance of representation on MRRIC. All applicants will be notified in writing as to the final decision about their application. Certification. I hereby certify that the establishment of the MRRIC is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed on the Corps by the Endangered Species Act and other statutes. Mary S. Roth, Project Manager for the Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, 1616 Capitol Avenue, Omaha, NE 68102–4901. [FR Doc. E9–15411 Filed 6–29–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools; Overview Information; Safe and DrugFree Schools and Communities (SDFSC) Programs for Native Hawaiians; Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards Using Fiscal Year (FY) 2008 Funds Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.186C. Dates: Applications Available: June 30, 2009. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: July 30, 2009. Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: September 28, 2009. Full Text of Announcement sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES6 I. Funding Opportunity Description Purpose of Program: SDFSC Programs for Native Hawaiians awards grants to organizations primarily serving and representing Native Hawaiians to plan, conduct, and administer programs to prevent or reduce violence, the use, possession and distribution of illegal drugs, or delinquency. Note: On January 22, 2009, we published a notice in the Federal Register inviting applications for a competition, using FY 2008 funds, under the SDFSC Programs for Native Hawaiians. (A copy of that notice is available at: http://www.ed.gov/legislation/ FedRegister/announcements/2009-1/ 012209c.html.) None of the applications we received for the SDFSCA Native Hawaiians competition announced in that notice was successful. Accordingly, through this notice, we are inviting applications for another competition using the following priority. Priority: In accordance with 34 CFR 75.105(b)(2)(iv), this priority is from VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:55 Jun 29, 2009 Jkt 217001 sections 4115(b)(1)(C)(i) and 4117(c)(1) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended (ESEA) (20 U.S.C. 7115 and 7117). Absolute Priority: For FY 2009 and any subsequent year in which we make awards from the list of unfunded applicants from this competition, this priority is an absolute priority. Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(3) we consider only applications that meet this priority. This priority is: Projects to plan, conduct, and administer programs for Native Hawaiian youth to prevent or reduce violence, the use, possession and distribution of illegal drugs, or delinquency. Definition: The following definition is from section 4117(b) of the ESEA and applies to this competition: Native Hawaiian means any individual any of whose ancestors were natives, prior to 1778, of the area that now comprises the State of Hawaii. Program Authority: 20 U.S.C. 7117. Applicable Regulations: The Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 97, 98, 99, and 299. Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 79 apply to all applicants except federally recognized Indian tribes. Note: The regulations in 34 CFR part 86 apply to institutions of higher education only. II. Award Information Type of Award: Discretionary grants. Estimated Available Funds: $579,518. Contingent upon the availability of funds and the quality of applications, we may make additional awards later in FY 2009 and in FY 2010 from the list of unfunded applicants from this competition. Estimated Range of Awards: $250,000–$300,000. Estimated Average Size of Awards: $289,759. Estimated Number of Awards: 2. Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this notice. Project Period: Up to 60 months. III. Eligibility Information 1. Eligible Applicants: Organizations primarily serving and representing Native Hawaiians for the benefit of Native Hawaiians. Note: In accordance with section 4117(b) of the ESEA, Native Hawaiian means any individual any of whose ancestors were natives, prior to 1778, of the area that now comprises the State of Hawaii. PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2. Cost Sharing or Matching: This competition does not require cost sharing or matching. 3. Other: a. Equitable Participation by Private School Children and Teachers: Section 9501 of the (ESEA) (20 U.S.C. 7881), requires that State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), or other entities receiving funds under the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act provide for the equitable participation of private school children, their teachers, and other educational personnel in private schools located in areas served by the grant recipient. In order to ensure that grant program activities address the needs of private school children, applicants must engage in timely and meaningful consultation with private school officials during the design and development of the program. This consultation must take place before any decision is made that affects the opportunities of eligible private school children, teachers, and other educational personnel to participate. In order to ensure equitable participation of private school children, teachers, and other educational personnel, an applicant must consult with private school officials on preventing or reducing violence, the use, possession and distribution of illegal drugs, or delinquency, and related issues for private schools in the applicant’s service area. b. Principles of Effectiveness: Programs, activities, and strategies implemented with funds awarded under this competition must meet the requirements of the principles of effectiveness described in section 4115(a) of the ESEA (20 U.S.C. 7115(a)). c. Maintenance of Effort: Section 9521 of the ESEA requires that LEAs may receive a grant only if the SEA finds that the combined fiscal effort per student or the aggregate expenditures of the LEA and the State with respect to the provision of free public education by the LEA for the preceding fiscal year was not less than 90 percent of the combined effort or aggregate expenditures for the second preceding fiscal year. IV. Application and Submission Information 1. Address to Request Application Package: You can obtain an application package via the Internet or from the program office. To obtain a copy via the Internet, use one of the following addresses: http://www.ed.gov/fund/ grant/apply/grantapps/index.html or http://www.ed.gov/programs/ dvpnathawaii/applicant.html. To obtain a hard copy from the program office, E:\FR\FM\30JNN1.SGM 30JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

Department of the Army; Army Corps of Engineers


Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Stakeholder 
Representative Members of the Missouri River Recovery Implementation 
Committee

AGENCY: Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Commander of the Northwestern Division of the U.S. Army 
Corps of Engineers (Corps) is soliciting applications to fill vacant 
stakeholder representative member positions on the Missouri River 
Recovery Implementation Committee (MRRIC). Members are sought to fill 
vacancies on a committee to represent various categories of interests 
within the Missouri River basin. The MRRIC was formed to advise the 
Corps on a study of the Missouri River and its tributaries and to 
provide guidance to the Corps with respect to the Missouri River 
recovery and mitigation activities currently underway. The Corps 
established the MRRIC as required by the U.S. Congress through the 
Water Resources Development Act of 2007 (WRDA), section 5018.

DATES: The agency must receive completed applications no later than 
July 31, 2009.

ADDRESSES: Mail completed applications to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 
Omaha District (Attn: MRRIC), 1616 Capitol Avenue, Omaha, NE 68102-4901 
or e-mail completed applications to info@mrric.org. Please put 
``MRRIC'' in the subject line.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary S. Roth, 402-995-2919.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The operation of the MRRIC is in the public 
interest and provides support to the Corps in performing its duties and 
responsibilities under the Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. 1531 et 
seq.; Sec. 601(a) of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 
1986, Public Law 99-662; Sec. 334(a) of WRDA 1999, Public Law 106-53, 
and

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Sec. 5018 of WRDA 2007, Public Law 110-114. The Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, does not apply to the MRRIC.
    A Charter for the MRRIC has been developed and should be reviewed 
prior to applying for a stakeholder representative membership position 
on the Committee. The Charter, operating procedures, and stakeholder 
application forms are available electronically at http://www.MRRIC.org.
    Purpose and Scope of the Committee. The duties of MRRIC cover two 
areas:
    1. The Committee provides guidance to the Corps, and affected 
Federal agencies, State agencies, or Native American Indian Tribes on a 
study of the Missouri River and its tributaries to determine the 
actions required to mitigate losses of aquatic and terrestrial habitat, 
to recover federally listed species protected under the Endangered 
Species Act, and to restore the river's ecosystem to prevent further 
declines among other native species. This study is identified in 
section 5018(a) of the WRDA. It will result in a single, comprehensive 
plan to guide the implementation of mitigation, recovery, and 
restoration activities in the Missouri River Basin. This plan is 
referred to as the Missouri River Ecosystem Restoration Plan (MRERP). 
For more information about the MRERP go to http://www.MRERP.org.
    2. The MRRIC also provides guidance to the Corps with respect to 
the Missouri River recovery and mitigation plan currently in existence, 
including recommendations relating to changes to the implementation 
strategy from the use of adaptive management; coordination of the 
development of consistent policies, strategies, plans, programs, 
projects, activities, and priorities for the Missouri River recovery 
and mitigation plan. Information about the Missouri River Recovery 
Program is available at http://www.MoRiverRecovery.org.
    3. Other duties of MRRIC include exchange of information regarding 
programs, projects, and activities of the agencies and entities 
represented on the Committee to promote the goals of the Missouri River 
recovery and mitigation plan; establishment of such working groups as 
the Committee determines to be necessary to assist in carrying out the 
duties of the Committee, including duties relating to public policy and 
scientific issues; facilitating the resolution of interagency and 
intergovernmental conflicts between entities represented on the 
Committee associated with the Missouri River recovery and mitigation 
plan; coordination of scientific and other research associated with the 
Missouri River recovery and mitigation plan; and annual preparation of 
a work plan and associated budget requests.
    Administrative Support. To the extent authorized by law and subject 
to the availability of appropriations, the Corps provides funding and 
administrative support for the Committee.
    Committee Membership. Federal agencies with programs affecting the 
Missouri River may be members of the MRRIC through a separate process 
with the Corps. States and Federally recognized Native American Indian 
tribes, as described in the Charter, are eligible for Committee 
membership through an appointment process. Interested State and Tribal 
government representatives should contact the Corps for information 
about the appointment process.
    This Notice is for individuals interested in serving as a 
stakeholder member on the Committee. In accordance with the Charter for 
the MRRIC, stakeholder membership is limited to 28 people, with each 
member having an alternate. Members and alternates must be able to 
demonstrate that they meet the definition of ``stakeholder'' found in 
the Charter of the MRRIC. Applications are currently being accepted for 
representation in the stakeholder interest categories listed below:
    a. Navigation;
    b. Irrigation;
    c. Water Quality;
    d. Waterways Industries;
    e. Major Tributaries;
    f. Thermal Power;
    g. Hydropower;
    h. Local Government; and
    i. Environmental/Conservation Organizations.
    Terms of stakeholder representative members of the MRRIC are three 
years. There is no limit to the number of terms a member may serve. 
Incumbent Committee members seeking reappointment do not need to re-
submit an application. However, they must submit a renewal letter and 
related materials as outlined in the ``Streamlined Process for Existing 
Members'' portion of the document Process for Filling MRRIC Stakeholder 
Vacancies (http://www.MRRIC.org).
    Members and alternates of the Committee will not receive any 
compensation from the Federal government for carrying out the duties of 
the MRRIC. Travel expenses incurred by members of the Committee will 
not be reimbursed by the Federal government.
    Application for Stakeholder Membership. Persons who believe that 
they are or will be affected by the Missouri River recovery and 
mitigation activities and are not employees of Federal agencies, 
tribes, or State agencies, may apply for stakeholder membership on the 
MRRIC. Applications for stakeholder membership may be obtained 
electronically at http://www.MRRIC.org. Applications may be e-mailed or 
mailed to the location listed (see ADDRESSES). In order to be 
considered, each application must include:
    1. The name of the applicant and the primary stakeholder interest 
category that person wishes to represent;
    2. A written statement describing how the applicant meets the 
criteria for membership (described below) and how their contributions 
will fulfill the roles and responsibilities of MRRIC;
    3. Evidence that demonstrates that the applicant represents an 
interest group(s) in the Missouri River basin.
    To be considered, the application must be complete and received by 
the close of business on July 31, 2009, at the location indicated (see 
ADDRESSES). Full consideration will be given to all complete 
applications received by the specified due date.
    Persons wishing to apply as stakeholder members are strongly 
encouraged to identify an appropriate individual to serve as his/her 
alternate. Alternates should apply with the individual seeking 
membership in the same interest area. Alternates must apply in the same 
manner as stakeholder members and should include a recommendation from 
a member applicant as well as the interest group(s) they represent.
    Application Review Process. Committee stakeholder applications will 
be forwarded to the current members of the MRRIC. The MRRIC will 
provide membership recommendations to the Corps as described in 
Attachment A of the Process for Filling MRRIC Stakeholder Vacancies 
document (http://www.MRRIC.org). The Corps is responsible for 
appointing stakeholder members. The Corps will consider applications 
using the following criteria:
     Ability to commit the time required.
     Commitment to make a good faith (as defined in the 
Charter) effort to seek balanced solutions that address multiple 
interests and concerns.
     Agreement to support and adhere to the approved MRRIC 
Charter and Operating Procedures.
     Demonstration of a formal designation or endorsement by an 
organization, local government, or constituency as its preferred 
representative.

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     Demonstration of an established communication network to 
keep constituents informed and efficiently seek their input when 
needed.
     Ability to contribute to the overall balance of 
representation on MRRIC.

All applicants will be notified in writing as to the final decision 
about their application.

    Certification. I hereby certify that the establishment of the MRRIC 
is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the 
performance of duties imposed on the Corps by the Endangered Species 
Act and other statutes.

Mary S. Roth,
Project Manager for the Missouri River Recovery Implementation 
Committee (MRRIC), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, 1616 
Capitol Avenue, Omaha, NE 68102-4901.
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