Call for Nominations for Advisory Committees, 19290-19291 [2013-07311]

Download as PDF 19290 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 61 / Friday, March 29, 2013 / Notices CHUKCHI SEA LETTERS OF AUTHORIZATION—Continued Company Activity Project Shell Offshore, Inc. .......................... Exploration .......... Chukchi Sea Ice Observation Flights Program ............ Dated: March 12, 2013. Geoffrey Haskett, Regional Director, Alaska Region. [FR Doc. 2013–07339 Filed 3–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWO620000.L18200000.XH0000] Call for Nominations for Advisory Committees Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to reopen the request for public nominations for certain Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Advisory Committees that have member terms expiring this year. These Advisory Committees provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on land use planning and management of the National System of Public Lands within their respective geographic areas. The Advisory Committees covered by this request for nominations are identified below. The BLM will accept public nominations for 30 days after the publication of this notice. DATES: All nominations must be received no later than April 29, 2013. ADDRESSES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for the address of respective BLM Offices accepting nominations. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Luckey, 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; 202–208–3806. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) 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 (43 U.S.C. 1739) directs the Secretary to establish 10- to 15-member citizenbased advisory councils that are consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). As required by FACA, Resource Advisory Council VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:34 Mar 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 (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-ofway, developed outdoor recreation, offhighway vehicle use, and commercial recreation; 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 residents 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 from being appointed or reappointed to FACA and non-FACA boards, committees, or councils. This request for public nominations also applies to the Steens Mountain Advisory Council (SMAC) in Oregon established pursuant to Section 131 of the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Act of 2000. The SMAC advises the Secretary of the Interior in managing the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area. Nominations are requested for the positions of Burns Paiute Tribe member and the State of Oregon liaison. The following must accompany all nominations for the RACs and SMAC: PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Date issued February 1, 2013. —Letters of reference from represented interests or organizations; —A completed Resource Advisory Council application; 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 and the Steens Mountain Advisory Council in Oregon. If you have already submitted your RAC nomination materials for 2013 you will not need to resubmit. Nominations for the following RACs should be sent to the appropriate BLM offices as noted below: Alaska Alaska RAC Thom Jennings, Alaska State Office, BLM, 222 West 7th Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513, 970–271–3335. California Northwestern California RAC Jeff Fontana, Eagle Lake Field Office, BLM, 2950 Riverside Drive, Susanville, California 96130, 530–252–5332. Central California RAC David Christy, Mother Lode Field Office, BLM, 5152 Hillsdale Circle, El Dorado Hills, California 95762, 916–941–3146. Idaho Boise District RAC Marsha Buchanan, Boise District Office, BLM, 3948 Development Avenue, Boise, Idaho 83705, 208–384–3393. Coeur d’Alene District RAC Suzanne Endsley, Coeur d’Alene District Office, BLM, 3815 Schreiber Way, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83815, 208–769–5004. Idaho Falls District RAC Sarah Wheeler, Idaho Falls District Office, BLM, 1405 Hollipark Drive, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401, 208–524–7550. Montana and Dakotas Central Montana RAC Kaylene Patten, Lewistown Field Office, BLM, 920 Northeast Main Street, Lewistown, Montana 59457, 406–538– 1957. Dakotas RAC Mark Jacobsen, Miles City Field Office, BLM, 111 Garryowen Road, Miles City, Montana 59301, 406–233–2800. E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 61 / Friday, March 29, 2013 / Notices 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. Nevada Mojave-Southern Great Basin RAC; Northeastern Great Basin RAC; Sierra FrontNortheastern Great Basin RAC Christopher Rose, Nevada State Office, BLM, 1340 Financial Boulevard, Reno, Nevada 89502, 775–861–6480. New Mexico Albuquerque District RAC Chip Kimball, Albuquerque District Office, BLM, 435 Montano NE., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107, 505–761–8734. Farmington District RAC Bill Papich, Farmington District Office, BLM, 6251 College Boulevard, Farmington, New Mexico 87402, 505–564–7620 Oregon/Washington Eastern Washington RAC Robert St. Clair, Spokane District Office, BLM, 1103 N. Fancher Road Spokane Valley, Washington 99212, 509–536–1200 Southeast Oregon RAC; Steens Mountain Advisory Council Tara Martinak, Burns District Office, BLM, 28910 Hwy 20, West Hines, Oregon 97738, 541–573–4519 Certification Statement: I hereby certify that the BLM Advisory Committees 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. Neil Kornze, Principal Deputy Director. [FR Doc. 2013–07311 Filed 3–28–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [LLMT001900 L16100000.DP0000 LXSS00065E] Notice of Availability of the Draft Billings and Pompeys Pillar National Monument Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, MT Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:34 Mar 28, 2013 Jkt 229001 (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a combined Draft Resource Management Plan (RMP) and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Billings and Pompeys Pillar National Monument within the Billings Field Office of the BLM Montana/Dakotas State Office and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period. DATES: To ensure that comments will be considered, the BLM must receive written comments on the draft RMP/EIS within 90 days following the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes this notice of the draft RMP/ EIS in the Federal Register.The BLM will announce future meetings or hearings and any other public participation activities at least 15 days in advance through public notices, media releases, and/or mailings. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments related to the Billings and Pompeys Pillar National Monument draft RMP/ EIS by any of the following methods: • Web site: http://www.blm.gov/mt/ st/en/fo/billings_field_office/rmp.html • Email: BLM_MT_Billings_Pompeys Pillar_RMP@blm.gov • Fax: 406–896–5281 • Mail: Bureau of Land Management, Billings Field Office, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, MT 59101 Copies of the Billings and Pompeys Pillar National Monument draft RMP/ EIS are available in the Billings Field Office at the above address or may be viewed at: http://www.blm.gov/mt/st/ en/fo/billings_field_office/rmp.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carolyn Sherve-Bybee, RMP Team Lead, 406–896–5234 or Jim Sparks, Billings Field Manager, 406–896–5241; at the above mailing address or via email at: BLM_MT_Billings_PompeysPillar_RMP @blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The planning area is located in Big Horn, Carbon, Golden Valley, Musselshell, Stillwater, Sweet Grass, Wheatland, and Yellowstone Counties in Montana, and a portion of Big Horn County in Wyoming. This planning area encompasses approximately 434,154 acres of BLM-managed public lands. PO 00000 Frm 00113 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19291 The RMP will fulfill the needs and obligations set forth by NEPA, FLPMA, and BLM management policies. The planning effort of the Billings and Pompeys Pillar National Monument RMP/EIS will revise the existing Billings RMP of 1984, as amended, and provide the Billings Field Office with an updated framework in which to administer BLM public lands. This draft RMP/EIS addresses new issues, changes in resource conditions, and changes in resource management practices since adoption of the Billings RMP in 1984 and was developed through a collaborative planning process. Formal public scoping began with the publication of the Notice of Intent in the Federal Register on May 15, 2008 (73 FR 28150), a legal document notifying the public and any affected agencies of the intent to revise the 1984 RMP and prepare an EIS, including draft planning criteria for review. The formal public scoping period ended on August 22, 2008; however, scoping comments were received through September 19, 2008. Public scoping opportunities included seven open houses in communities within the planning area, a mailing of 1,200 scoping packages describing the area and process as well as soliciting written comments, a Web site, and outreach with various Federal and State government agencies. Outreach efforts were also made to tribes and consultation with the tribal governments is ongoing. The information obtained from the scoping process was used to define the relevant issues that are addressed in a range of alternative management actions, the environmental impacts of which are analyzed in the draft EIS. Based on the scoping comments received and their subsequent analysis and evaluation, the following major planning issues were identified as being within the scope of the BLM Billings and Pompeys Pillar National Monument draft RMP/EIS. Issue: Vegetation Communities—How can the public lands be managed to provide desired plant communities? Issue: Wildlife and Fisheries Habitat and Invasive Species—How can public lands be managed to maintain or improve wildlife and fisheries habitats and control invasive species? Issue: Special Status Species, including Threatened and Endangered Species—How can public lands be managed to conserve and recover threatened, endangered, proposed, and BLM-sensitive species, including Greater Sage-Grouse? Issue: Commercial Activities—What public lands will be available for commercial activities and how will E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLWO620000.L18200000.XH0000]


Call for Nominations for Advisory Committees

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to reopen the request for public 
nominations for certain Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Advisory 
Committees that have member terms expiring this year. These Advisory 
Committees provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on land use 
planning and management of the National System of Public Lands within 
their respective geographic areas. The Advisory Committees covered by 
this request for nominations are identified below. The BLM will accept 
public nominations for 30 days after the publication of this notice.

DATES: All nominations must be received no later than April 29, 2013.

ADDRESSES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for the address of respective 
BLM Offices accepting nominations.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Luckey, 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; 202-208-3806.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
(FLPMA) 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 (43 U.S.C. 1739) 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, Resource Advisory Council (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 
recreation;
    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 
residents 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 from being appointed or re-appointed to FACA and 
non-FACA boards, committees, or councils.
    This request for public nominations also applies to the Steens 
Mountain Advisory Council (SMAC) in Oregon established pursuant to 
Section 131 of the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and 
Protection Act of 2000. The SMAC advises the Secretary of the Interior 
in managing the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection 
Area. Nominations are requested for the positions of Burns Paiute Tribe 
member and the State of Oregon liaison.
    The following must accompany all nominations for the RACs and SMAC:

--Letters of reference from represented interests or organizations;
--A completed Resource Advisory Council application; 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 and the Steens Mountain Advisory 
Council in Oregon. If you have already submitted your RAC nomination 
materials for 2013 you will not need to resubmit. Nominations for the 
following RACs should be sent to the appropriate BLM offices as noted 
below:

Alaska

Alaska RAC

Thom Jennings, Alaska State Office, BLM, 222 West 7th Avenue, 
13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513, 970-271-3335.

California

Northwestern California RAC

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

Central California RAC

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

Idaho

Boise District RAC

Marsha Buchanan, Boise District Office, BLM, 3948 Development 
Avenue, Boise, Idaho 83705, 208-384-3393.

Coeur d'Alene District RAC

Suzanne Endsley, Coeur d'Alene District Office, BLM, 3815 Schreiber 
Way, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815, 208-769-5004.

Idaho Falls District RAC

Sarah Wheeler, Idaho Falls District Office, BLM, 1405 Hollipark 
Drive, Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401, 208-524-7550.

Montana and Dakotas

Central Montana RAC

Kaylene Patten, Lewistown Field Office, BLM, 920 Northeast Main 
Street, Lewistown, Montana 59457, 406-538-1957.

Dakotas RAC

Mark Jacobsen, Miles City Field Office, BLM, 111 Garryowen Road, 
Miles City, Montana 59301, 406-233-2800.

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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.

Nevada

Mojave-Southern Great Basin RAC; Northeastern Great Basin RAC; 
Sierra Front-Northeastern Great Basin RAC

Christopher Rose, Nevada State Office, BLM, 1340 Financial 
Boulevard, Reno, Nevada 89502, 775-861-6480.

New Mexico

Albuquerque District RAC

Chip Kimball, Albuquerque District Office, BLM, 435 Montano NE., 
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87107, 505-761-8734.

Farmington District RAC

Bill Papich, Farmington District Office, BLM, 6251 College 
Boulevard, Farmington, New Mexico 87402, 505-564-7620

Oregon/Washington

Eastern Washington RAC

Robert St. Clair, Spokane District Office, BLM, 1103 N. Fancher Road 
Spokane Valley, Washington 99212, 509-536-1200

Southeast Oregon RAC; Steens Mountain Advisory Council

Tara Martinak, Burns District Office, BLM, 28910 Hwy 20, West Hines, 
Oregon 97738, 541-573-4519

    Certification Statement: I hereby certify that the BLM Advisory 
Committees 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.

Neil Kornze,
Principal Deputy Director.
[FR Doc. 2013-07311 Filed 3-28-13; 8:45 am]
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