Notice of Solicitation of Applications for Stakeholder Representative Members of the Missouri River Recovery Implementation Committee, 64109-64110 [2012-25619]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 202 / Thursday, October 18, 2012 / Notices 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 Department of the Army, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DoD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Commander of the Northwestern Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is soliciting applications to fill two 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 and endorsement letters no later than November 19, 2012. ADDRESSES: Mail completed applications and endorsement letters to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District (Attn: MRRIC), 1616 Capitol Avenue, Omaha, NE 68102–4901 or email 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 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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:15 Oct 17, 2012 Jkt 229001 forms are available electronically at 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 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 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. PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64109 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. Hydropower; b. Irrigation; c. Major Tributaries; d. Navigation; e. Thermal Power; and f. Waterway 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. 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 www.MRRIC.org. Applications may be emailed 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 is qualified to represent; 2. A written statement describing the applicant’s area of expertise and why the applicant believes he or she should be appointed to represent that area of expertise on the MRRIC; E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 64110 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 202 / Thursday, October 18, 2012 / Notices 3. A written statement describing how the applicant’s participation as a Stakeholder Representative will fulfill the roles and responsibilities of MRRIC; 4. A written description of the applicant’s past experience(s) working collaboratively with a group of individuals representing varied interests towards achieving a mutual goal, and the outcome of the effort(s); 5. A written description of the communication network that the applicant plans to use to inform his or her constituents and to gather their feedback, and 6. A written endorsement letter from an organization, local government body, or formal constituency, 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 November 19, 2012, at the location indicated (see ADDRESSES). Applications must include an endorsement letter to be considered complete. Full consideration will be given to all complete applications received by the specified due date. 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 (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. • Agreement to participate in collaboration training as a condition of membership. 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:15 Oct 17, 2012 Jkt 229001 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. 2012–25619 Filed 10–17–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3720–58–P DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE Department of the Navy Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Disposal and Reuse of the Former Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove, Horsham, PA and Notice of Public Scoping Meetings Department of the Navy, DoD. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR Parts 1500–1508), the Department of the Navy (DoN) announces its intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate the potential environmental consequences of the disposal and reuse of the former Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base (NAS JRB) Willow Grove, Horsham, Pennsylvania, per Public Law 101–510, the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990, as amended in 2005 (BRAC Law). Potential impacts associated with reuse of NAS JRB Willow Grove, including the change in land use and traffic patterns, will be evaluated and will contribute to the alternatives considered. DATES: The DoN will conduct public scoping meetings in Horsham Township in Montgomery County, PA to receive comments on the environmental concerns that should be addressed in the EIS. Both public scoping open houses will be held at the Horsham Township Community Center located at 1025 Horsham Road, Horsham, PA. Schedule will be as follows: 1. Open House: Monday, October 29, 2012, 4:00 p.m.–8:00 p.m. 2. Open House: Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Director, BRAC Program Management Office Northeast, 4911 Broad Street, Building 679, Philadelphia, PA 19112– 1303, telephone 215–897–4900, fax 215–897–4902, email: david.drozd@navy.mil. SUMMARY: The Base Closure and Realignment (BRAC) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Commission was established by Public Law 101–510, the BRAC Law, to recommend military installations for realignment and closure. Recommendations of the 2005 BRAC Commission were included in a report presented to the President on September 8, 2005. The President approved and forwarded this report to Congress on September 16, 2005, which became effective as public law on November 9, 2005, and must be implemented in accordance with the requirements of the BRAC Law. In 2005, NAS JRB Willow Grove, PA was designated for closure under the authority of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990, Public Law 101–510, as amended (the Act). Pursuant to this designation, on January 8, 2010, land and facilities at this installation were declared excess to the DoN and made available to other DoD components and other Federal agencies. The DoN has evaluated all timely Federal requests and made a decision to close the former NAS JRB Willow Grove on September 15, 2011. The proposed action for this EIS is to accommodate the BRAC 2005 law. The BRAC-directed action includes disposal and reuse of NAS JRB Willow Grove and its excess properties. Upon completion of the disposal, the property will be redeveloped in accordance with the Horsham Township Authority (HLRA) Redevelopment Plan. The EIS will consider the alternatives that are reasonable to accomplish the proposed action. Alternatives to be considered include: (1) Disposal of the property by the DoN and reuse in accordance with the HLRA’s Preferred Land Use Plan; (2) Disposal of the property by the DoN with a higherdensity reuse scenario; (3) Disposal of the property by the DoN and reuse as an airport; and (4) No Action in which the DoN would retain the property in a caretaker status and no reuse or development would occur. Alternative 1 would meet the requirements of the BRAC Law by allowing for the disposal and reuse of NAS JRB Willow Grove. Reuse would be conducted in accordance with the HLRA Plan. The Plan provides a mix of land uses based on existing conditions on the installation and in the community, guiding principles for development established by the HLRA, and public participation. It is anticipated that full build-out of the Plan would be implemented over a 20year period. The Reuse Plan calls for the development of approximately 444 acres (52%) of the total base property. In addition, approximately 418 acres (48%) would be dedicated to a variety of active and passive land uses, E:\FR\FM\18OCN1.SGM 18OCN1

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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 two 
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 and endorsement 
letters no later than November 19, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Mail completed applications and endorsement letters to U.S. 
Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District (Attn: MRRIC), 1616 Capitol 
Avenue, Omaha, NE 68102-4901 or email 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 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 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 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 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. Hydropower;
    b. Irrigation;
    c. Major Tributaries;
    d. Navigation;
    e. Thermal Power; and
    f. Waterway 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.
    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 www.MRRIC.org. Applications may be emailed 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 is qualified to represent;
    2. A written statement describing the applicant's area of expertise 
and why the applicant believes he or she should be appointed to 
represent that area of expertise on the MRRIC;

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    3. A written statement describing how the applicant's participation 
as a Stakeholder Representative will fulfill the roles and 
responsibilities of MRRIC;
    4. A written description of the applicant's past experience(s) 
working collaboratively with a group of individuals representing varied 
interests towards achieving a mutual goal, and the outcome of the 
effort(s);
    5. A written description of the communication network that the 
applicant plans to use to inform his or her constituents and to gather 
their feedback, and
    6. A written endorsement letter from an organization, local 
government body, or formal constituency, 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 November 19, 2012, at the location indicated 
(see ADDRESSES). Applications must include an endorsement letter to be 
considered complete. Full consideration will be given to all complete 
applications received by the specified due date.
    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 (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.
     Agreement to participate in collaboration training as a 
condition of membership.
    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. 2012-25619 Filed 10-17-12; 8:45 am]
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