Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel, 7064 [2016-02622]

Download as PDF 7064 Notices Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 27 Wednesday, February 10, 2016 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Office of the Secretary Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel Forest Service, USDA. Call for nominations. AGENCY: ACTION: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking nominations for the Collaborative Forest Restoration Program (CFRP) Technical Advisory Panel (Panel) pursuant to Section 606 of the Community Forest Restoration Act (Act) (Pub. L. 106–393), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), (5 U.S.C. App. 2). Additional information on the Panel can be found by visiting the Panel’s Web site at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r3/cfrp. DATES: Written nominations must be received by March 11, 2016. Nominations must contain a completed application packet that includes the nominee’s name, resume, and completed Form AD–755 (Advisory Committee or Research and Promotion Background Information). The package must be sent to the address below. ADDRESSES: Walter Dunn, Collaborative Forest Restoration Program, USDA Forest Service, 333 Broadway Blvd. SE., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Walter Dunn, Designated Federal Officer (DFO), Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel, by telephone at (505) 842–3425, or by email at wdunn@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: asabaliauskas on DSK9F6TC42PROD with NOTICES2 SUMMARY: Background In accordance with the provisions of FACA, the Secretary of Agriculture is VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:22 Feb 09, 2016 Jkt 238001 seeking nominations to fill positions representing a New Mexico State Natural Resource agency, Federal land management agencies, tribes or pueblos, commodity interests, and local communities on the Panel. The purpose of the Panel is to provide recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture on which grant proposals submitted pursuant to the Act best meet the CFRP objectives. The CFRP provides cost-share grants to community and stakeholder groups for forest restoration projects that are designed through a collaborative process. The projects must be in New Mexico, and may be entirely on, or on any combination of, Federal, tribal, State, county, or municipal forest lands. The CFRP supports the development of cost effective restoration activities; empowers diverse organizations to implement activities that value local and traditional knowledge; builds ownership and civic pride; and contributes to the restoration of healthy, diverse, and productive forests and watersheds. Vacancy Seven representatives including a New Mexico State Natural Resource agency, at least two Federal land management agencies, at least one tribe or pueblo, and an equal number of commodity interests, and local communities will be appointed by the Secretary to serve 2 to 3 year terms. Vacancies will be filled in the manner in which the original appointment was made. Nomination and Application Instructions To be considered for membership on the Panel nominees must be United States citizens and be at least 18 years of age. The public is invited to submit nominations for membership on the Panel, either as a self-nomination or a nomination of any qualified and interested person. The appointment of members to the Panel is made by the Secretary of Agriculture. Any individual or organization may nominate one or more qualified persons to represent the above Panel vacancies. To be considered for membership, nominees must provide the following: 1. Resume describing qualifications for membership to the Panel; 2. Cover letter with a rationale for serving on the Panel and what you can contribute; and PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3. Complete Form AD–755, Advisory Committee Membership Background Information. The Form AD–755 may be obtained from the DFO or from the Panel’s Web site. The Form AD–755 and resume should address the following evaluation criteria: (a) Knowledge of forest management issues in New Mexico; (b) Experience working with government planning process; (c) Knowledge and understanding of the various cultures and communities in New Mexico; (d) Ability to actively participate in diverse team settings; and (e) Demonstrated skill in working toward mutually beneficial solutions to complex issues. Letter of recommendations are welcome. All nominations will be vetted by USDA. A list of qualified applicants from which the Secretary of Agriculture shall appoint members to the Panel will be prepared. Members of the Panel will serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for travel expenses while performing duties on behalf of the Panel, subject to approval by the DFO. Equal opportunity practices in accordance with USDA policies shall be followed in all appointments to the Panel. To ensure that the recommendations of the Panel have taken into account the needs of the diverse groups served by USDA, membership will, to the extent practicable, include individuals with demonstrated ability to represent all racial and ethnic groups, women and men, and persons with disabilities. Dated: January 29, 2016. Gregory L. Parham, Assistant Secretary for Administration. [FR Doc. 2016–02622 Filed 2–9–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Food and Nutrition Service Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request February 4, 2016. The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to OMB for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13. Comments are E:\FR\FM\10FEN1.SGM 10FEN1

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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules 
or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings 
and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, 
delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
appearing in this section.

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Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 27 / Wednesday, February 10, 2016 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Office of the Secretary


Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Call for nominations.

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SUMMARY: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking 
nominations for the Collaborative Forest Restoration Program (CFRP) 
Technical Advisory Panel (Panel) pursuant to Section 606 of the 
Community Forest Restoration Act (Act) (Pub. L. 106-393), and the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), (5 U.S.C. App. 2). Additional 
information on the Panel can be found by visiting the Panel's Web site 
at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r3/cfrp.

DATES: Written nominations must be received by March 11, 2016. 
Nominations must contain a completed application packet that includes 
the nominee's name, resume, and completed Form AD-755 (Advisory 
Committee or Research and Promotion Background Information). The 
package must be sent to the address below.

ADDRESSES: Walter Dunn, Collaborative Forest Restoration Program, USDA 
Forest Service, 333 Broadway Blvd. SE., Albuquerque, New Mexico 87102.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Walter Dunn, Designated Federal 
Officer (DFO), Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical 
Advisory Panel, by telephone at (505) 842-3425, or by email at 
wdunn@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the 
deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-
800-877-8339 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday 
through Friday.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    In accordance with the provisions of FACA, the Secretary of 
Agriculture is seeking nominations to fill positions representing a New 
Mexico State Natural Resource agency, Federal land management agencies, 
tribes or pueblos, commodity interests, and local communities on the 
Panel. The purpose of the Panel is to provide recommendations to the 
Secretary of Agriculture on which grant proposals submitted pursuant to 
the Act best meet the CFRP objectives. The CFRP provides cost-share 
grants to community and stakeholder groups for forest restoration 
projects that are designed through a collaborative process. The 
projects must be in New Mexico, and may be entirely on, or on any 
combination of, Federal, tribal, State, county, or municipal forest 
lands. The CFRP supports the development of cost effective restoration 
activities; empowers diverse organizations to implement activities that 
value local and traditional knowledge; builds ownership and civic 
pride; and contributes to the restoration of healthy, diverse, and 
productive forests and watersheds.

Vacancy

    Seven representatives including a New Mexico State Natural Resource 
agency, at least two Federal land management agencies, at least one 
tribe or pueblo, and an equal number of commodity interests, and local 
communities will be appointed by the Secretary to serve 2 to 3 year 
terms. Vacancies will be filled in the manner in which the original 
appointment was made.

Nomination and Application Instructions

    To be considered for membership on the Panel nominees must be 
United States citizens and be at least 18 years of age. The public is 
invited to submit nominations for membership on the Panel, either as a 
self-nomination or a nomination of any qualified and interested person. 
The appointment of members to the Panel is made by the Secretary of 
Agriculture. Any individual or organization may nominate one or more 
qualified persons to represent the above Panel vacancies. To be 
considered for membership, nominees must provide the following:
    1. Resume describing qualifications for membership to the Panel;
    2. Cover letter with a rationale for serving on the Panel and what 
you can contribute; and
    3. Complete Form AD-755, Advisory Committee Membership Background 
Information. The Form AD-755 may be obtained from the DFO or from the 
Panel's Web site. The Form AD-755 and resume should address the 
following evaluation criteria:
    (a) Knowledge of forest management issues in New Mexico;
    (b) Experience working with government planning process;
    (c) Knowledge and understanding of the various cultures and 
communities in New Mexico;
    (d) Ability to actively participate in diverse team settings; and
    (e) Demonstrated skill in working toward mutually beneficial 
solutions to complex issues.
    Letter of recommendations are welcome. All nominations will be 
vetted by USDA. A list of qualified applicants from which the Secretary 
of Agriculture shall appoint members to the Panel will be prepared. 
Members of the Panel will serve without compensation, but may be 
reimbursed for travel expenses while performing duties on behalf of the 
Panel, subject to approval by the DFO.
    Equal opportunity practices in accordance with USDA policies shall 
be followed in all appointments to the Panel. To ensure that the 
recommendations of the Panel have taken into account the needs of the 
diverse groups served by USDA, membership will, to the extent 
practicable, include individuals with demonstrated ability to represent 
all racial and ethnic groups, women and men, and persons with 
disabilities.

    Dated: January 29, 2016.
Gregory L. Parham,
Assistant Secretary for Administration.
[FR Doc. 2016-02622 Filed 2-9-16; 8:45 am]
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