Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Stakeholder Representative Members of the Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee, 32419-32420 [2010-13665]

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[FR Doc. 2010–13661 Filed 6–7–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3710–08–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 emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES 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 30, 2010. ADDRESSES: Mail completed applications to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District (Attn: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:31 Jun 07, 2010 Jkt 220001 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; Section 334(a) of WRDA 1999, Public Law 106–53, and Section 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 the 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. PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32419 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. Conservation Districts; b. Fish and Wildlife; c. Flood Control; d. Hydropower; e. Irrigation; f. Major Tributaries; g. Navigation; h. Recreation; i. Water Quality; and j. Waterways Industries. 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 E:\FR\FM\08JNN1.SGM 08JNN1 32420 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 109 / Tuesday, June 8, 2010 / Notices emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES 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, in the form of a written endorsement letter, which 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 30, 2010, at the location indicated (see ADDRESSES). Full consideration will be given to all VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:31 Jun 07, 2010 Jkt 220001 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. • Demonstrations 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. PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Certification. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 109 (Tuesday, June 8, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 32419-32420]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-13665]



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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 30, 2010.



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; Section 334(a) of WRDA 1999, Public Law 106-

53, and Section 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 the 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. Conservation Districts;

    b. Fish and Wildlife;

    c. Flood Control;

    d. Hydropower;

    e. Irrigation;

    f. Major Tributaries;

    g. Navigation;

    h. Recreation;

    i. Water Quality; and

    j. Waterways Industries.

    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



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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, in the form of a written endorsement letter, which 

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 30, 2010, 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.

     Demonstrations 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).

[FR Doc. 2010-13665 Filed 6-7-10; 8:45 am]

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