Call for Nominations for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committee, UT, 18624-18625 [2013-07043]

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AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 59 / Wednesday, March 27, 2013 / Notices SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations for five members of the Grand StaircaseEscalante National Monument (GSENM) Monument Advisory Committee (MAC). The MAC provides advice and recommendations to GSENM management on science issues and the achievement of GSENM Management Plan objectives. GSENM will accept public nominations until April 26, 2013. DATES: A completed nomination form and accompanying nomination/ recommendation letters must be received at the address listed below no later than April 26, 2013. ADDRESSES: Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Headquarters Office, 669 South Highway 89A, Kanab, UT 84741. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larry Crutchfield, Public Affairs Officer, GSENM Headquarters Office, 669 South Highway 89A, Kanab, UT 84741; phone 435–644–1209 or email: lcrutchf@blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary of the Interior established the GSENM MAC pursuant to section 309 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1739) and in conformity with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972 (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2). The 15 appointed members of the MAC perform several primary tasks: (1) Review evaluation reports produced by the Management Science Team and make recommendations on protocols and projects to meet overall objectives; (2) Review appropriate research proposals and make recommendations on project necessity and validity; (3) Make recommendations regarding allocation of research funds through review of research and project proposals as well as needs identified through the evaluation process above; and (4) Provide advice on issues such as protocols for specific projects. The Secretary appoints persons to the MAC who are representatives of the various major citizen interests pertaining to land use planning and management of the lands under the BLM management in GSENM. Each MAC member will be a person who, as a result of training and experience, has knowledge or special expertise that qualifies him or her to provide advice from among the categories of interests listed below. As appropriate, certain committee members may be appointed as Special Government Employees. Special Government Employees serve on the MAC without compensation, and are subject to financial disclosure VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:10 Mar 26, 2013 Jkt 229001 requirements in the Ethics in Government Act and 5 CFR 2634. This notice, published pursuant to 43 CFR 1784.4–1 and in accordance with the Approved Management Plan for Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (February 2000), requests the public to submit nominations to fill five positions on the MAC. Individuals may nominate themselves or others. Nomination forms may be obtained from the GSENM Headquarters Office (address listed above). To make a nomination, submit a letter of nomination, a completed nomination form, letters of reference from the represented interests or organizations associated with the interest represented by the candidate, and any other information that speaks to the candidate’s qualifications. The Obama Administration prohibits individuals who are currently federally registered lobbyists from being appointed or reappointed to FACA and non-FACA boards, committees, or councils. Three new MAC members, one for each category, will be appointed for the following categories: • An educator, to represent the educational community; • A representative of the environmental community; and • An outfitter and guide operating within the GSENM, to represent commercial users. Two new MAC members, one for each category, will be appointed as Special Government Employees for the following areas of expertise: • Social science. • Wildlife biology. The specific category the nominee would represent should be identified in the letter of nomination and in the nomination form. The BLM-Utah State Director and Monument Manager will review the nomination forms and letters of reference. The State Director shall confer with the Governor of the State of Utah on potential nominations. The BLM State Director will then forward recommended nominations to the Secretary of the Interior who has responsibility for making the appointments. Members will serve without monetary compensation but will be reimbursed for travel and per diem expenses at current rates for government employees. The MAC meets at least twice a year. Additional meetings may be called by the Designated Federal Officer. Approved: Jenna Whitlock. Associate State Director. [FR Doc. 2013–07043 Filed 3–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18625 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCAD00000 L19900000.AL0000] Call for Nominations for the California Desert District Advisory Council Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) California Desert District is soliciting nominations from the public for five members to serve 3year terms on its Desert District Advisory Council. Council members provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on the management of public lands in Southern California. DATES: Nominations will be accepted until May 13, 2013. ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Teresa Raml, District Manager, Bureau of Land Management, California Desert District Office, 22835 Calle San Juan De Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Briery, BLM California Desert District External Affairs, 951–697–5220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The California Desert District Advisory Council is comprised of 15 private individuals who represent different interests and advise BLM officials on policies and programs concerning the management of 10.8 million acres of public land in Southern California. The Council meets in formal session three to four times each year in various locations throughout the California Desert District. Council members serve without compensation other than travel expenses. Members serve 3-year terms and may be nominated for reappointment for an additional 3-year term. Section 309 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act directs the Secretary of the Interior to involve the public in planning and issues related to management of BLM-administered lands. The Secretary also selects Council nominees consistent with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), which requires nominees appointed to the Council be balanced in terms of points of view and representative of the various interests concerned with the management of the public lands. The Council also is balanced geographically and the BLM will try to find qualified representatives from areas throughout the California Desert District. The District covers portions of eight counties, and includes E:\FR\FM\27MRN1.SGM 27MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[UT-030-13-1610-PH-241A]


Call for Nominations for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National 
Monument Advisory Committee, UT

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations 
for five members of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument 
(GSENM) Monument Advisory Committee (MAC). The MAC provides advice and 
recommendations to GSENM management on science issues and the 
achievement of GSENM Management Plan objectives. GSENM will accept 
public nominations until April 26, 2013.

DATES: A completed nomination form and accompanying nomination/
recommendation letters must be received at the address listed below no 
later than April 26, 2013.

ADDRESSES: Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Headquarters 
Office, 669 South Highway 89A, Kanab, UT 84741.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larry Crutchfield, Public Affairs 
Officer, GSENM Headquarters Office, 669 South Highway 89A, Kanab, UT 
84741; phone 435-644-1209 or email: lcrutchf@blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary of the Interior established 
the GSENM MAC pursuant to section 309 of the Federal Land Policy and 
Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1739) and in conformity with 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) of 1972 (5 U.S.C. Appendix 
2). The 15 appointed members of the MAC perform several primary tasks: 
(1) Review evaluation reports produced by the Management Science Team 
and make recommendations on protocols and projects to meet overall 
objectives; (2) Review appropriate research proposals and make 
recommendations on project necessity and validity; (3) Make 
recommendations regarding allocation of research funds through review 
of research and project proposals as well as needs identified through 
the evaluation process above; and (4) Provide advice on issues such as 
protocols for specific projects.
    The Secretary appoints persons to the MAC who are representatives 
of the various major citizen interests pertaining to land use planning 
and management of the lands under the BLM management in GSENM.
    Each MAC member will be a person who, as a result of training and 
experience, has knowledge or special expertise that qualifies him or 
her to provide advice from among the categories of interests listed 
below. As appropriate, certain committee members may be appointed as 
Special Government Employees. Special Government Employees serve on the 
MAC without compensation, and are subject to financial disclosure 
requirements in the Ethics in Government Act and 5 CFR 2634.
    This notice, published pursuant to 43 CFR 1784.4-1 and in 
accordance with the Approved Management Plan for Grand Staircase-
Escalante National Monument (February 2000), requests the public to 
submit nominations to fill five positions on the MAC. Individuals may 
nominate themselves or others. Nomination forms may be obtained from 
the GSENM Headquarters Office (address listed above). To make a 
nomination, submit a letter of nomination, a completed nomination form, 
letters of reference from the represented interests or organizations 
associated with the interest represented by the candidate, and any 
other information that speaks to the candidate's qualifications. The 
Obama Administration prohibits individuals who are currently federally 
registered lobbyists from being appointed or re-appointed to FACA and 
non-FACA boards, committees, or councils.
    Three new MAC members, one for each category, will be appointed for 
the following categories:
     An educator, to represent the educational community;
     A representative of the environmental community; and
     An outfitter and guide operating within the GSENM, to 
represent commercial users.
    Two new MAC members, one for each category, will be appointed as 
Special Government Employees for the following areas of expertise:
     Social science.
     Wildlife biology.
    The specific category the nominee would represent should be 
identified in the letter of nomination and in the nomination form. The 
BLM-Utah State Director and Monument Manager will review the nomination 
forms and letters of reference. The State Director shall confer with 
the Governor of the State of Utah on potential nominations. The BLM 
State Director will then forward recommended nominations to the 
Secretary of the Interior who has responsibility for making the 
appointments.
    Members will serve without monetary compensation but will be 
reimbursed for travel and per diem expenses at current rates for 
government employees. The MAC meets at least twice a year. Additional 
meetings may be called by the Designated Federal Officer.

    Approved:
Jenna Whitlock.
Associate State Director.
[FR Doc. 2013-07043 Filed 3-26-13; 8:45 am]
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