Secure Rural Schools Resource Advisory Committees, 53399-53400 [2019-21818]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 194 / Monday, October 7, 2019 / Notices National Agricultural Statistics Service Title: Fruits, Nut, and Specialty Crops. OMB Control Number: 0535–0039. Summary of Collection: The primary function of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is to prepare and issue current official state and national estimates of crop and livestock production. Estimates of fruit, tree nuts, and specialty crops are an integral part of this program. These estimates support the NASS strategic plan to cover all agricultural cash receipts. The authority to collect these data activities is granted under U.S. Code title 7, Section 2204(a). Information is collected on a voluntary basis from growers, processors, and handlers through surveys. Need and Use of the Information: Data reported on fruit, nut, specialty crops and Hawaii tropical crops are used by NASS to estimate acreage, yield, production, price, utilization, and value of citrus and non-citrus fruits and nuts and other specialty crops in States with significant commercial production. These estimates are essential to farmers, processors, and handlers in making production and marketing decisions. Estimates from these inquiries are used by market order administrators in their determination of expected supplies of crop under federal and state market orders as well as competitive fruits and nuts. Description of Respondents: Farms; Business or other for-profit. Number of Respondents: 70,805. Frequency of Responses: Reporting: On occasion; Annually; Quarterly; Semi-annually; Monthly. Total Burden Hours: 26,070. Kimble Brown, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–21771 Filed 10–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–20–P Forest Service Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Advisory Council Forest Service, USDA. Renewal of the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Advisory Council. AGENCY: ACTION: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) intends to renew the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Advisory Council (Council). In accordance with provisions of the National Trails System Act of 1968, and the Federal Advisory Committee Act VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:29 Oct 04, 2019 Jkt 250001 Background Pursuant with the provisions of FACA, the Secretary intends to renew the Council to continue providing advice and recommendations on matters related to the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail (Trail). The Council consists of approximately 25 members (not more than 35) to represent interests as required by the National Trails System Act. The purpose of the Council is to provide advice on the nature and purposes of the Trail, objectives and practices for the Trail, standards for the erection and maintenance of markers along the Trail, and other matters related to the administration of the Trail. Advisory Committee Organization DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SUMMARY: (FACA), the Council is being renewed to provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture (Secretary) during the development of the Comprehensive Management Plan for the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail (Trail) including the nature and purposes of the Trail, objectives and practices for the Trail, standards for the erection and maintenance of markers along the Trail, and other matters related to the administration of the Trail. Additional information concerning the Council can be found by visiting the Council’s website at: https:// www.fs.usda.gov/main/pnt/workingtogether/advisory-committees. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Becky Blanchard, Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Administrator, Pacific Northwest Region—USDA Forest Service, by phone at 503–808–2449 or by email at becky.blanchard@usda.gov. 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: The Council shall be comprised of 25 members, not more than 35 members and approved by the Secretary of Agriculture where each will serve a 2year term, although appointments shall have staggered terms. The Council membership will be fairly balanced in terms of the points of view represented and functions to be performed. A designated Federal employee, in accordance with Sections 10(e) and (f) of the FACA regulations, will serve as the Designated Federal Officer (DFO). Non-Federal members of the Council shall serve without pay, but will be reimbursed for reasonable costs incurred while performing duties on PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53399 behalf of the Council, subject to approval by the DFO. The Council shall include representation from experts in the following interest areas: (1) The head of each Federal department or independent agency administering lands through which the trail route passes, or his designee; (2) a member appointed to represent each State through which the trail passes, and such appointments shall be made from recommendations of the Governors of such States; (3) one or more members appointed to represent private organizations, including corporate and individual landowners and land users, which in the opinion of the Secretary, have an established and recognized interest in the trail. These members may represent social, environmental, or economic organizations; and (4) one or more members appointed to represent tribal interests. Of these members, one will become the Chairperson who is recognized for their ability to lead a group in a fair and focused manner and who has been briefed on the mission of this Council. The Council will meet on an annual basis or as needed. This will be determined by the Council. Meetings are open to the public and may include a ‘‘public forum’’ that may offer 5–10 minutes for participants to present comments to the Council. A meeting notice will be published in the Federal Register 15 to 45 days before a scheduled meeting date. Vacancies will filled in the manner in which the original appointment was made. To ensure that the recommendations of the Council have taken into account the needs of diverse groups served by USDA, membership shall, to the extent practicable, include individuals with demonstrated ability to represent all racial and ethnic groups, women and men, and persons with disabilities. Dated: September 25, 2019. Cikena Reid, USDA Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–21819 Filed 10–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Secure Rural Schools Resource Advisory Committees Forest Service. Notice of Intent to Establish Secure Rural Schools Resource Advisory Committees. AGENCY: ACTION: E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1 53400 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 194 / Monday, October 7, 2019 / Notices The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) intends to establish the following: The Rocky Mountain Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) in Rocky Mountain Region (R2) by consolidating Bighorn, Medicine-Bow Routt, Shoshone, Grand Mesa Uncompahgre Gunnison and PikeSan Isabel RACs; the Northern Utah RAC in the Intermountain Region (R4) by consolidating the Ashley RAC and the Uinta Wasatch Cache RAC; the Mendo-Lake County RAC in the Pacific Southwest Region (R5) by consolidating the Mendocino RAC and Lake County RAC; the Gifford Pinchot RAC in the Pacific Northwest Region (R6) by consolidating the North Gifford Pinchot RAC and the South Gifford Pinchot RAC; and the Northern Wisconsin RAC in the Eastern Region (R9) by consolidating the Chequamegon RAC and Nicolet RAC. Secure Rural Schools (SRS) RACs pursuant to the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination Act (the Act), as amended, most recently by the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (Pub. L. 115–334). The SRS RACs will operate in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The purpose of the SRS RACs is to improve collaborative relationships among people who use and care for National Forests. The Secretary has determined that the work of the SRS RACs are in the public’s interest and relevant to the duties of the Department of Agriculture. The SRS RACs are statutory committees. Additional information concerning the SRS RACs can be found by visiting the SRS RACs website at: http:// www.fs.usda.gov/pts/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Word, National Partnership Coordinator, Forest Service Secure Rural Schools Program, by telephone at (928) 699–5016 or by email at jonathan.a.word@usda.gov. 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: SUMMARY: Background In accordance with the provisions of FACA, the Secretary of Agriculture intends to establish SRS RACs to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with SRS Title II of the Act. The duties of SRS RACs include monitoring projects, advising the Secretary on the progress and results of monitoring efforts, and making VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:29 Oct 04, 2019 Jkt 250001 recommendations to the Forest Service for any appropriate changes or adjustments to the projects being monitored by the SRS RACs. SRS RACs Membership The SRS RACs will be comprised of no more than 15 members, no fewer than 9 members in accordance with the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018; hereafter, 2018 Farm Bill. Members will be approved by the Secretary of Agriculture except in Arizona and Montana where they will be approved by the Regional Forester and each will serve a 4-year term. SRS RACs membership will be balanced in terms of the points of view represented and functions to be performed. The SRS RACs shall include representation from the following interest areas: (1) Five persons who represent: (a) Organized Labor or Non-Timber Forest Product Harvester Groups, (b) Developed Outdoor Recreation, Off Highway Vehicle Users, or Commercial Recreation Activities, (c) Energy and Mineral Development, or Commercial or Recreational Fishing Interests, (d) Commercial Timber Industry, or (e) Federal Grazing or Other Land Use Permits, or Represent NonIndustrial Private Forest Land Owners, within the area for which the committee is organized. (2) Five persons who represent: (a) Nationally Recognized Environmental Organizations, (b) Regionally or Locally Recognized Environmental Organizations, (c) Dispersed Recreational Activities, (d) Archaeological and Historical Interests, or (e) Nationally or Regionally Recognized Wild Horse and Burro Interest Groups, Wildlife or Hunting Organizations, or Watershed Associations. (3) Five persons who represent: (a) State Elected Office (or a designee), (b) County or Local Elected Office, (c) American Indian Tribes within or adjacent to the area for which the committee is organized, (d) Area School Officials or Teachers, or (e) Affected Public at Large. Of these members, one will become the Chairperson who is recognized for their ability to lead a group in a fair and focused manner and who has been briefed on the mission of the RAC. A chairperson is selected by a majority of RAC members. The Committee will meet on an annual basis or as needed and determined by the Agency. In the event that a vacancy arises, the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) may PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 fill the vacancy in the manner in which the original appointments were made. In accordance with the SRS Act, members of the SRS RAC shall serve without compensation. SRS RAC members may be allowed travel and per diem expenses for attendance at committee meetings, subject to approval of the DFO responsible for administrative support to the SRS RAC. Equal opportunity practices in accordance with USDA policies shall be followed in all appointments to the SRS RACs. To ensure that the recommendations of the SRS RACs 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: September 24, 2019. Cikena Reid, USDA Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2019–21818 Filed 10–4–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Wrangell-Petersburg Resource Advisory Committee; Meeting Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Wrangell-Petersburg Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Petersburg, Alaska and Wrangell, Alaska. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. RAC information can be found at the following website: https:// cloudapps-usda-gov.secure.force.com/ FSSRS/RAC_ Page?id=001t0000002JcwHAAS. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., or until business is concluded. All RAC meetings are subject to cancellation. For updated status of the meeting prior to attendance, please contact Linda Slaght, RAC Coordinator, by phone at 907–772–5948 or via email at lslaght@fs.fed.us. DATES: E:\FR\FM\07OCN1.SGM 07OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 194 (Monday, October 7, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53399-53400]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-21818]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Secure Rural Schools Resource Advisory Committees

AGENCY: Forest Service.

ACTION: Notice of Intent to Establish Secure Rural Schools Resource 
Advisory Committees.

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SUMMARY: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) intends to 
establish the following: The Rocky Mountain Resource Advisory Committee 
(RAC) in Rocky Mountain Region (R2) by consolidating Bighorn, Medicine-
Bow Routt, Shoshone, Grand Mesa Uncompahgre Gunnison and Pike-San 
Isabel RACs; the Northern Utah RAC in the Intermountain Region (R4) by 
consolidating the Ashley RAC and the Uinta Wasatch Cache RAC; the 
Mendo-Lake County RAC in the Pacific Southwest Region (R5) by 
consolidating the Mendocino RAC and Lake County RAC; the Gifford 
Pinchot RAC in the Pacific Northwest Region (R6) by consolidating the 
North Gifford Pinchot RAC and the South Gifford Pinchot RAC; and the 
Northern Wisconsin RAC in the Eastern Region (R9) by consolidating the 
Chequamegon RAC and Nicolet RAC. Secure Rural Schools (SRS) RACs 
pursuant to the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination 
Act (the Act), as amended, most recently by the Agricultural 
Improvement Act of 2018 (Pub. L. 115-334). The SRS RACs will operate in 
compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The purpose 
of the SRS RACs is to improve collaborative relationships among people 
who use and care for National Forests. The Secretary has determined 
that the work of the SRS RACs are in the public's interest and relevant 
to the duties of the Department of Agriculture. The SRS RACs are 
statutory committees. Additional information concerning the SRS RACs 
can be found by visiting the SRS RACs website at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/pts/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Word, National Partnership 
Coordinator, Forest Service Secure Rural Schools Program, by telephone 
at (928) 699-5016 or by email at [email protected]. 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 intends to establish SRS RACs to provide advice and 
recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding 
consistent with SRS Title II of the Act. The duties of SRS RACs include 
monitoring projects, advising the Secretary on the progress and results 
of monitoring efforts, and making recommendations to the Forest Service 
for any appropriate changes or adjustments to the projects being 
monitored by the SRS RACs.

SRS RACs Membership

    The SRS RACs will be comprised of no more than 15 members, no fewer 
than 9 members in accordance with the Agriculture Improvement Act of 
2018; hereafter, 2018 Farm Bill. Members will be approved by the 
Secretary of Agriculture except in Arizona and Montana where they will 
be approved by the Regional Forester and each will serve a 4-year term. 
SRS RACs membership will be balanced in terms of the points of view 
represented and functions to be performed. The SRS RACs shall include 
representation from the following interest areas:
    (1) Five persons who represent:
    (a) Organized Labor or Non-Timber Forest Product Harvester Groups,
    (b) Developed Outdoor Recreation, Off Highway Vehicle Users, or 
Commercial Recreation Activities,
    (c) Energy and Mineral Development, or Commercial or Recreational 
Fishing Interests,
    (d) Commercial Timber Industry, or
    (e) Federal Grazing or Other Land Use Permits, or Represent 
NonIndustrial Private Forest Land Owners, within the area for which the 
committee is organized.
    (2) Five persons who represent:
    (a) Nationally Recognized Environmental Organizations,
    (b) Regionally or Locally Recognized Environmental Organizations,
    (c) Dispersed Recreational Activities,
    (d) Archaeological and Historical Interests, or
    (e) Nationally or Regionally Recognized Wild Horse and Burro 
Interest Groups, Wildlife or Hunting Organizations, or Watershed 
Associations.
    (3) Five persons who represent:
    (a) State Elected Office (or a designee),
    (b) County or Local Elected Office,
    (c) American Indian Tribes within or adjacent to the area for which 
the committee is organized,
    (d) Area School Officials or Teachers, or
    (e) Affected Public at Large.
    Of these members, one will become the Chairperson who is recognized 
for their ability to lead a group in a fair and focused manner and who 
has been briefed on the mission of the RAC. A chairperson is selected 
by a majority of RAC members. The Committee will meet on an annual 
basis or as needed and determined by the Agency.
    In the event that a vacancy arises, the Designated Federal Officer 
(DFO) may fill the vacancy in the manner in which the original 
appointments were made. In accordance with the SRS Act, members of the 
SRS RAC shall serve without compensation. SRS RAC members may be 
allowed travel and per diem expenses for attendance at committee 
meetings, subject to approval of the DFO responsible for administrative 
support to the SRS RAC.
    Equal opportunity practices in accordance with USDA policies shall 
be followed in all appointments to the SRS RACs. To ensure that the 
recommendations of the SRS RACs 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: September 24, 2019.
Cikena Reid,
USDA Committee Management Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-21818 Filed 10-4-19; 8:45 am]
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