National Call for Nominations for Site-specific Advisory Councils, 18312-18313 [2019-08724]

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[FR Doc. 2019–08632 Filed 4–29–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4338–11–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [18X LLWO600000.L18200000.XP0000] National Call for Nominations for Sitespecific Advisory Councils Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of call for nominations. AGENCY: The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations for five Bureau of Land Management (BLM) citizens’ advisory councils affiliated with specific sites on the BLM’s National Conservation Lands and for the North Slope Science Initiative (NSSI) Science Technical Advisory Panel (STAP). The five advisory councils provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on the development and implementation of management plans in accordance with the statutes under which the sites were established, and the STAP advises the NSSI Oversight Group on technical issues such as identifying and prioritizing inventory, monitoring, and research needs across the North Slope of Alaska and the adjacent marine environment. DATES: All nominations must be received no later than June 14, 2019. ADDRESSES: Nominations and completed applications should be sent to the appropriate BLM offices listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Richardson, BLM Office of Communications, 1849 C Street NW, Room 5614, Washington, DC 20240; Phone: 202–501–2634, email: crichardson@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact Ms. Richardson during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Land Policy and Management SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. The rules governing RACs are found at 43 CFR subpart 1784. Individuals may nominate themselves or others for appointment by the Secretary. Nominees must be residents of the State in which the advisory council has jurisdiction. The BLM will evaluate nominees based on their education, training, experience, and knowledge of the geographic area of the advisory council. Nominees should demonstrate a commitment to collaborative resource decision-making. Simultaneous with this notice, BLM State Offices will issue press releases providing additional information for submitting nominations. Before including any address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in the application, nominees should be aware this information may be made publicly available at any time. While the nominee can ask to withhold the personal identifying information from public review, the BLM cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so. Alaska North Slope Science Initiative Science Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) Lisa Gleason, BLM Office of Communications, North Slope Science Initiative, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, AK 99513; Phone: 907– 271–3335. To Apply to the STAP: Nomination forms and instructions can be obtained online at http:// www.northslopescience.org or from the Office of Communications, North Slope Science Initiative. All nominations must be accompanied by letters of reference that describe the nominee’s experience and qualifications to serve on the STAP from any represented interests or organizations, a completed STAP application, and any other information that speaks to the nominee’s qualifications. The STAP consists of members representing 12 science disciplines from diverse professions and interests, including the oil and gas industry, subsistence users, Native Alaskan entities, conservation organizations, wildlife management organizations, and academia. E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 83 / Tuesday, April 30, 2019 / Notices California Oregon/Washington California Desert District Advisory Council (DAC) Steens Mountain Advisory Council (SMAC) Sarah Webster, BLM California State Office, 2800 Cottage Way, W–1623, Sacramento, CA 95825; Phone: 916– 978–4622. To Apply to the DAC: Nomination forms and instructions can be obtained online at https://www.blm.gov/sites/ blm.gov/files/get-involved-rac-near-youcalifornia-california-desert-districtDAC_Nomination.pdf. All applications must be accompanied by letters of reference that describe the nominee’s experience and qualifications to serve on the DAC from any represented interests or organizations, a completed DAC application, and any other information that speaks to the nominee’s qualifications. The DAC consists of members who represent stakeholder interests in public land management, such as conservationists, outdoor recreationists, ranchers, industry officials, tribal leaders, state and local government officers, academics, and others. Tara Thissell, BLM Burns District Office, 28910 Hwy 20 West, Hines, OR 97738; Phone: 541–573–4519. To Apply to the SMAC: Nomination forms and instructions can be obtained by mail through phone request or online at https://on.doi.gov/2opFACz. All applications must be accompanied by letters of reference that describe the nominee’s experience and qualifications to serve on the SMAC from any represented interests or organizations, a completed SMAC application, and any other information that speaks to the nominee’s qualifications. The SMAC consists of members that are representative of the varied groups with an interest in the management of the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area, and include the following membership categories: State environmental representative; local environmental representative; Burns Paiute Tribe; representative of the general public (with no Cooperative Management and Protection Area financial interest); recreational permit holder; private landowner; grazing permittee; fish and recreational fishing; dispersed recreation; mechanized or consumptive recreation; and wild horse management. amozie on DSK9F9SC42PROD with NOTICES Carrizo Plain National Monument Advisory Council (MAC) Serena Baker, BLM Mother Lode Field Office, 5152 Hillsdale Circle, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762; Phone: 916–941–3146. To Apply to the Carrizo Plain MAC: Nomination forms and instructions can be obtained by request from sbaker@ blm.gov. All applications must be accompanied by letters of reference that describe the nominee’s experience and qualifications to serve on the Carrizo Plain MAC from any represented interests or organizations, a completed MAC application, and any other information that speaks to the nominee’s qualifications. The MAC consists of members representative of the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors, the Kern County Board of Supervisors, the Carrizo Native American Advisory Committee, the BLM’s Central California Resource Advisory Council, those authorized to graze livestock within the National Monument, and the public-at-large. The MAC consists of members that have expertise through education or practical experience in matters relating to the purposes for which the Monument was established, including planning, cultural resource protection, natural resource management, and similar disciplines. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 Apr 29, 2019 Jkt 247001 San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee (MAC) Marcia de Chadenedes, BLM San Juan Islands National Monument, P.O. Box 3, 37 Washburn Avenue, Lopez Island, WA 98261; Phone: 360–468–3051. To Apply to the San Juan Islands MAC: Nomination forms and instructions can be obtained online at https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/ sanjuan-mac-app.pdf. All applications must be accompanied by letters of reference that describe the nominee’s experience and qualifications to serve on the San Juan Islands MAC from any represented interests or organizations, a completed MAC application, and any other information that speaks to the nominee’s qualifications. The MAC consists of members that represent recreation, tourism, wildlife, cultural resources, education, and local government and private landowners interests, as well as concerns of the local tribes and public-at-large. Utah Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committee (MAC) Harry Barber, BLM Grand StaircaseEscalante National Monument, 669 PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 18313 South Highway 89A, Kanab, UT 84741; Phone: 435–644–1271. To Apply to the Grand StaircaseEscalante MAC: Nomination forms and instructions are available online at https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/ GetInvolved_RACApplication.pdf. Nominees should note the interest area(s) they are applying to represent on their application. All applications must be accompanied by letters of reference that describe the nominee’s experience and qualifications to serve on the Grand Staircase-Escalante MAC from any represented interests or organizations, a completed MAC application, and any other information that speaks to the nominee’s qualifications. The MAC consists of members that represent archaeology, paleontology, geology, botany, wildlife biology, history, social science, systems ecology, Garfield and Kane Counties, tribal government, education, environment, commercial recreation, and grazing. (Authority: 43 CFR 1784.4–1) Tara Rigler, Assistant Director for Communications. [FR Doc. 2019–08724 Filed 4–29–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [18X LLWO600000.L18200000.XP0000] National Call for Nominations for Resource Advisory Councils Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of call for nominations. AGENCY: The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations for the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) 31 statewide and regional Resource Advisory Councils (RAC) located in the West that have members whose terms are scheduled to expire. 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. SUMMARY: All nominations must be received no later than June 14, 2019. ADDRESSES: Nominations and completed applications should be sent to the appropriate BLM offices listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Richardson, BLM Communications, 1849 C Street NW, Room 5614, Washington, DC 20240, DATES: E:\FR\FM\30APN1.SGM 30APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 83 (Tuesday, April 30, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18312-18313]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[18X LLWO600000.L18200000.XP0000]


National Call for Nominations for Site-specific Advisory Councils

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of call for nominations.

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SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations 
for five Bureau of Land Management (BLM) citizens' advisory councils 
affiliated with specific sites on the BLM's National Conservation Lands 
and for the North Slope Science Initiative (NSSI) Science Technical 
Advisory Panel (STAP). The five advisory councils provide advice and 
recommendations to the BLM on the development and implementation of 
management plans in accordance with the statutes under which the sites 
were established, and the STAP advises the NSSI Oversight Group on 
technical issues such as identifying and prioritizing inventory, 
monitoring, and research needs across the North Slope of Alaska and the 
adjacent marine environment.

DATES: All nominations must be received no later than June 14, 2019.

ADDRESSES: Nominations and completed applications should be sent to the 
appropriate BLM offices listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section 
of this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carrie Richardson, BLM Office of 
Communications, 1849 C Street NW, Room 5614, Washington, DC 20240; 
Phone: 202-501-2634, email: [email protected]. Persons who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay 
Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact Ms. Richardson during normal 
business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to 
leave a message or question. You will receive a reply during normal 
business hours.

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. The rules governing 
RACs are found at 43 CFR subpart 1784.
    Individuals may nominate themselves or others for appointment by 
the Secretary. Nominees must be residents of the State in which the 
advisory council has jurisdiction. The BLM will evaluate nominees based 
on their education, training, experience, and knowledge of the 
geographic area of the advisory council. Nominees should demonstrate a 
commitment to collaborative resource decision-making.
    Simultaneous with this notice, BLM State Offices will issue press 
releases providing additional information for submitting nominations.
    Before including any address, phone number, email address, or other 
personal identifying information in the application, nominees should be 
aware this information may be made publicly available at any time. 
While the nominee can ask to withhold the personal identifying 
information from public review, the BLM cannot guarantee that it will 
be able to do so.

Alaska

North Slope Science Initiative Science Technical Advisory Panel (STAP)

    Lisa Gleason, BLM Office of Communications, North Slope Science 
Initiative, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, AK 99513; Phone: 
907-271-3335.
    To Apply to the STAP: Nomination forms and instructions can be 
obtained online at http://www.northslopescience.org or from the Office 
of Communications, North Slope Science Initiative. All nominations must 
be accompanied by letters of reference that describe the nominee's 
experience and qualifications to serve on the STAP from any represented 
interests or organizations, a completed STAP application, and any other 
information that speaks to the nominee's qualifications. The STAP 
consists of members representing 12 science disciplines from diverse 
professions and interests, including the oil and gas industry, 
subsistence users, Native Alaskan entities, conservation organizations, 
wildlife management organizations, and academia.

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California

California Desert District Advisory Council (DAC)

    Sarah Webster, BLM California State Office, 2800 Cottage Way, W-
1623,
    Sacramento, CA 95825; Phone: 916-978-4622.
    To Apply to the DAC: Nomination forms and instructions can be 
obtained online at https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/get-involved-rac-near-you-california-california-desert-district-DAC_Nomination.pdf.
    All applications must be accompanied by letters of reference that 
describe the nominee's experience and qualifications to serve on the 
DAC from any represented interests or organizations, a completed DAC 
application, and any other information that speaks to the nominee's 
qualifications. The DAC consists of members who represent stakeholder 
interests in public land management, such as conservationists, outdoor 
recreationists, ranchers, industry officials, tribal leaders, state and 
local government officers, academics, and others.

Carrizo Plain National Monument Advisory Council (MAC)

    Serena Baker, BLM Mother Lode Field Office, 5152 Hillsdale Circle, 
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762; Phone: 916-941-3146.
    To Apply to the Carrizo Plain MAC: Nomination forms and 
instructions can be obtained by request from [email protected]. All 
applications must be accompanied by letters of reference that describe 
the nominee's experience and qualifications to serve on the Carrizo 
Plain MAC from any represented interests or organizations, a completed 
MAC application, and any other information that speaks to the nominee's 
qualifications. The MAC consists of members representative of the San 
Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors, the Kern County Board of 
Supervisors, the Carrizo Native American Advisory Committee, the BLM's 
Central California Resource Advisory Council, those authorized to graze 
livestock within the National Monument, and the public-at-large. The 
MAC consists of members that have expertise through education or 
practical experience in matters relating to the purposes for which the 
Monument was established, including planning, cultural resource 
protection, natural resource management, and similar disciplines.

Oregon/Washington

Steens Mountain Advisory Council (SMAC)

    Tara Thissell, BLM Burns District Office, 28910 Hwy 20 West, Hines, 
OR 97738; Phone: 541-573-4519.
    To Apply to the SMAC: Nomination forms and instructions can be 
obtained by mail through phone request or online at https://on.doi.gov/2opFACz. All applications must be accompanied by letters of reference 
that describe the nominee's experience and qualifications to serve on 
the SMAC from any represented interests or organizations, a completed 
SMAC application, and any other information that speaks to the 
nominee's qualifications. The SMAC consists of members that are 
representative of the varied groups with an interest in the management 
of the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area, and 
include the following membership categories: State environmental 
representative; local environmental representative; Burns Paiute Tribe; 
representative of the general public (with no Cooperative Management 
and Protection Area financial interest); recreational permit holder; 
private landowner; grazing permittee; fish and recreational fishing; 
dispersed recreation; mechanized or consumptive recreation; and wild 
horse management.

San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee (MAC)

    Marcia de Chadenedes, BLM San Juan Islands National Monument, P.O. 
Box 3, 37 Washburn Avenue, Lopez Island, WA 98261; Phone: 360-468-3051.
    To Apply to the San Juan Islands MAC: Nomination forms and 
instructions can be obtained online at https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/sanjuan-mac-app.pdf. All applications must be accompanied 
by letters of reference that describe the nominee's experience and 
qualifications to serve on the San Juan Islands MAC from any 
represented interests or organizations, a completed MAC application, 
and any other information that speaks to the nominee's qualifications. 
The MAC consists of members that represent recreation, tourism, 
wildlife, cultural resources, education, and local government and 
private landowners interests, as well as concerns of the local tribes 
and public-at-large.

Utah

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committee (MAC)

    Harry Barber, BLM Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, 669 
South Highway 89A, Kanab, UT 84741; Phone: 435-644-1271.
    To Apply to the Grand Staircase-Escalante MAC: Nomination forms and 
instructions are available online at https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/GetInvolved_RACApplication.pdf. Nominees should note the interest 
area(s) they are applying to represent on their application. All 
applications must be accompanied by letters of reference that describe 
the nominee's experience and qualifications to serve on the Grand 
Staircase-Escalante MAC from any represented interests or 
organizations, a completed MAC application, and any other information 
that speaks to the nominee's qualifications. The MAC consists of 
members that represent archaeology, paleontology, geology, botany, 
wildlife biology, history, social science, systems ecology, Garfield 
and Kane Counties, tribal government, education, environment, 
commercial recreation, and grazing.

(Authority: 43 CFR 1784.4-1)

Tara Rigler,
Assistant Director for Communications.
[FR Doc. 2019-08724 Filed 4-29-19; 8:45 am]
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