2015 Second Call for Nominations for Resource Advisory Councils, 29332-29333 [2015-12358]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 29332 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 98 / Thursday, May 21, 2015 / Notices • Web site: http://www.blm.gov/ca/ ukiah. • email: BLM Ukiah Field Office at blm_ca_ukiah_point_arena_stornetta_ planning@blm.gov. • fax: 707–468–4027. • mail: Ukiah Field Office, 2550 North State Street, Ukiah, CA 95482. Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Ukiah Field Office, 2550 North State Street, Ukiah, CA 95482. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonna Hildenbrand, Planning and Environmental Coordinator, telephone 707–468–4000; address Bureau of Land Management, 2550 North State Street, Ukiah, CA 95482; or email blm_ca_ ukiah_point_arena_stornetta_planning@ blm.gov. Contact Ms. Hildenbrand to have your name added to our mailing list. Persons who use a telecommunication 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 BLM approved the Record of Decision (ROD) for the California Coastal National Monument RMP on September 2005. On March 11, 2014, the Point ArenaStornetta Management Area was included as the first mainland based portion of the California Coastal National Monument by Presidential Proclamation and named the Point Arena-Stornetta Unit of the California Coastal National Monument. The RMP amendment will incorporate relevant new information to provide management goals and objectives, and to identify allowable uses of the area, consistent with current management documents, including the Presidential Proclamation, Deed Restrictions of the transfer of the property, the existing CCNM RMP, and BLM Manual 6620 (National Monuments, National Conservation Areas, and Similar Designations). The planning area is in Mendocino County and encompasses 1,665 acres of public land. The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant issues that will inform the scope of the environmental analysis, including alternatives, and guide the planning process. Preliminary issues for the plan amendment area have been identified by the BLM; Federal, State, and local agencies; and other stakeholders. The issues include recreation management, travel management, access, livestock VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:28 May 20, 2015 Jkt 235001 grazing and potential new land use authorizations such as rights-of-ways. Preliminary planning criteria include: 1. The BLM will comply with FLPMA, NEPA, the Presidential Proclamation, Deed Restrictions at the time of transfer of the property and all other applicable laws; 2. The BLM will coordinate with local and county governments for analysis of economic and social impacts; 3. The BLM will conduct governmentto-government consultation with federally recognized tribes; 4. The BLM will comply with Rangeland Health Standards and Guidelines; and 5. The BLM will consider the costeffectiveness of proposed actions and alternatives. You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria in writing to the BLM at any public scoping meeting, or you may submit them to the BLM using one of the methods listed above in the ADDRESSES section. The BLM will utilize and coordinate the NEPA scoping process to help fulfill the public involvement process under the National Historic Preservation Act (54 U.S.C. 306108) as provided in 36 CFR 800.2(d)(3). The information about historic and cultural resources within the area potentially affected by the proposed action will assist the BLM in identifying and evaluating impacts to such resources. The BLM will consult with Indian tribes on a government-togovernment basis in accordance with Executive Order 13175 and other policies. Tribal concerns, including impacts on Indian trust assets and potential impacts to cultural resources, will be given due consideration. Federal, State, and local agencies, along with tribes and other stakeholders that may be interested in or affected by the proposed action that the BLM is evaluating, are invited to participate in the scoping process and, if eligible, may request or be requested by the BLM to participate in the development of the environmental analysis as a cooperating agency. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. The minutes and list of attendees for each scoping meeting will be available to the public and open for 30 days after the meeting to any participant PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 who wishes to clarify the views he or she expressed. BLM will evaluate identified issues to be addressed in the plan, and will place them into one of three categories: 1. Issues to be resolved in the plan amendment; 2. Issues to be resolved through policy or administrative action; or 3. Issues beyond the scope of this plan amendment. The BLM will provide an explanation in the EA as to why an issue was placed in category two or three. The public is also encouraged to help identify any management questions and concerns that should be addressed in the plan. The BLM will work collaboratively with interested parties to identify the management decisions that are best suited to local, regional, and national needs and concerns. The BLM will use an interdisciplinary approach to develop the plan amendment in order to consider the variety of resource issues and concerns identified. Specialists with expertise in the following disciplines will be involved in the planning process: Rangeland management, minerals and geology, outdoor recreation, archaeology, wildlife and fisheries, lands and realty, hydrology, soils, and sociology and economics. Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7 and 43 CFR 1610.2. Rich Burns, Ukiah Field Manager. [FR Doc. 2015–12360 Filed 5–20–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWO600000.L18200000.XP0000] 2015 Second Call for Nominations for Resource Advisory Councils Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The purpose of this notice is to reopen the request for public nominations for certain Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Resource Advisory Councils (RAC) that have member terms expiring this year. These RACs provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on land use planning and management of the National System of Public Lands within their geographic areas. The RACs covered by this request for nominations are identified below. The BLM will accept public nominations for 30 days after the publication of this notice. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 98 / Thursday, May 21, 2015 / Notices All nominations must be received no later than June 22, 2015. ADDRESSES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for the address of BLM State Offices accepting nominations. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Purdy, U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, WO–630, Division of Regulatory Affairs, 20 M Street SE., Washington, DC 20003– 3503; 202–912–7635. 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, 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. Those who have already submitted a nomination in response to the first call for nominations (published in the Federal Register on February 3, 2015, (80 FR 5785)) do not need to resubmit. All nominations from the first and second calls will be considered together during the review process. 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 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATE: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:28 May 20, 2015 Jkt 235001 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 Carrizo Plain National Monument Advisory Committee (Committee) in California established under Presidential proclamation. The Committee advises the Secretary of the Interior in managing the Carrizo Plain National Monument. The following must accompany all nominations for the RACs and Committee: —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 Carrizo Plain National Monument Advisory Committee. Nominations and completed applications for RACs and the Committee should be sent to the appropriate BLM offices listed below: Alaska Alaska RAC Thom Jennings, Alaska State Office, BLM, 222 West 7th Avenue, #13, Anchorage, AK 99513, (907) 271–3335. 29333 Idaho Boise District RAC Marsha Buchanan, Boise District Office, BLM, 3948 Development Avenue, Boise, ID 83705, (208) 384–3393. Coeur d’Alene District RAC Suzanne Endsley, Coeur d’Alene District Office, BLM, 3815 Schreiber Way, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815, (208) 769–5004. Idaho Falls District RAC Sarah Wheeler, Idaho Falls District Office, BLM, 1405 Hollipark Drive, Idaho Falls, ID 83401, (208) 524–7613. Twin Falls District RAC Heather Tiel-Nelson, Twin Falls District Office, BLM, 2536 Kimberly Road, Twin Falls, ID 83301, (208) 736–2352. Montana and Dakotas Western Montana RAC David Abrams, Butte Field Office, BLM, 106 North Parkmont, Butte, MT 59701, (406) 533–7617. Nevada Mojave-Southern Great Basin RAC; Northeastern Great Basin RAC; Sierra Front Northwestern Great Basin RAC Chris Rose, Nevada State Office, BLM, 1340 Financial Boulevard, Reno, NV 89502, (775) 861–6480. Oregon/Washington Eastern Washington RAC Stephen Baker, Oregon State Office, BLM, 333 SW First Avenue, P.O. Box 2965, Portland, OR 97204, (503) 808–6306. Utah Utah RAC Sherry Foot, Utah State Office, BLM, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, P.O. Box 45155, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, (801) 539–4195. Authority: (43 CFR 1784.4–1) Steve Ellis, Deputy Director, Operations. California [FR Doc. 2015–12358 Filed 5–20–15; 8:45 am] Central California RAC; Carrizo Plain National Monument Advisory Committee BILLING CODE 4310–84–P David Christy, Mother Lode Field Office, BLM, 5152 Hillsdale Circle, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762, (916) 941–3146. Colorado Kyle Sullivan, Royal Gorge Field Office, ˜ BLM, 3028 East Main Street, Canon City, CO 81212, (719) 269–8553. Northwest RAC Chris Joyner, Grand Junction Field Office, BLM, 2815 H Road, Grand Junction, CO 81506, (970) 244–3097. Southwest RAC Fmt 4703 Notice of Public Meeting for the John Day—Snake Resource Advisory Council Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, and the U.S. SUMMARY: Shannon Borders, Southwest District Office, BLM, 2465 South Townsend Avenue, Montrose, CO 81401, (970) 240–5399. Frm 00035 Bureau of Land Management [LLORP00000. L10200000. DF0000. 15XL1109AF. HAG15–0141] Front Range RAC PO 00000 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\21MYN1.SGM 21MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 98 (Thursday, May 21, 2015)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

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2015 Second Call for Nominations for Resource Advisory Councils

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) Resource 
Advisory Councils (RAC) that have member terms expiring this year. 
These RACs provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on land use 
planning and management of the National System of Public Lands within 
their geographic areas. The RACs covered by this request for 
nominations are identified below. The BLM will accept public 
nominations for 30 days after the publication of this notice.

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DATE: All nominations must be received no later than June 22, 2015.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Purdy, U.S. Department of the 
Interior, Bureau of Land Management, WO-630, Division of Regulatory 
Affairs, 20 M Street SE., Washington, DC 20003-3503; 202-912-7635.

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, 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.
    Those who have already submitted a nomination in response to the 
first call for nominations (published in the Federal Register on 
February 3, 2015, (80 FR 5785)) do not need to resubmit. All 
nominations from the first and second calls will be considered together 
during the review process. 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 Carrizo 
Plain National Monument Advisory Committee (Committee) in California 
established under Presidential proclamation. The Committee advises the 
Secretary of the Interior in managing the Carrizo Plain National 
Monument.
    The following must accompany all nominations for the RACs and 
Committee:

--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 Carrizo Plain National 
Monument Advisory Committee. Nominations and completed applications for 
RACs and the Committee should be sent to the appropriate BLM offices 
listed below:

Alaska

Alaska RAC

    Thom Jennings, Alaska State Office, BLM, 222 West 7th Avenue, 
#13, Anchorage, AK 99513, (907) 271-3335.

California

Central California RAC; Carrizo Plain National Monument Advisory 
Committee

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

Colorado

Front Range RAC

    Kyle Sullivan, Royal Gorge Field Office, BLM, 3028 East Main 
Street, Ca[ntilde]on City, CO 81212, (719) 269-8553.

Northwest RAC

    Chris Joyner, Grand Junction Field Office, BLM, 2815 H Road, 
Grand Junction, CO 81506, (970) 244-3097.

Southwest RAC

    Shannon Borders, Southwest District Office, BLM, 2465 South 
Townsend Avenue, Montrose, CO 81401, (970) 240-5399.

Idaho

Boise District RAC

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

Coeur d'Alene District RAC

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

Idaho Falls District RAC

    Sarah Wheeler, Idaho Falls District Office, BLM, 1405 Hollipark 
Drive, Idaho Falls, ID 83401, (208) 524-7613.

Twin Falls District RAC

    Heather Tiel-Nelson, Twin Falls District Office, BLM, 2536 
Kimberly Road, Twin Falls, ID 83301, (208) 736-2352.

Montana and Dakotas

Western Montana RAC

    David Abrams, Butte Field Office, BLM, 106 North Parkmont, 
Butte, MT 59701, (406) 533-7617.

Nevada

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

    Chris Rose, Nevada State Office, BLM, 1340 Financial Boulevard, 
Reno, NV 89502, (775) 861-6480.

Oregon/Washington

Eastern Washington RAC

    Stephen Baker, Oregon State Office, BLM, 333 SW First Avenue, 
P.O. Box 2965, Portland, OR 97204, (503) 808-6306.

Utah

Utah RAC

    Sherry Foot, Utah State Office, BLM, 440 West 200 South, Suite 
500, P.O. Box 45155, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, (801) 539-4195.

Authority: (43 CFR 1784.4-1)

Steve Ellis,
Deputy Director, Operations.
[FR Doc. 2015-12358 Filed 5-20-15; 8:45 am]
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