National Call for Nominations for Resource Advisory Councils, 52496-52497 [2021-20315]

Download as PDF 52496 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 180 / Tuesday, September 21, 2021 / Notices In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado’s Northwest Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as follows. DATES: The Northwest Colorado RAC will host a field tour on October 20, 2021, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and a meeting on October 21, 2021. The RAC will also host a field tour on January 26, 2022, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and a meeting on January 27, 2022. Both meetings will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. with public-comment periods each day at 2 p.m. ADDRESSES: October 20 field trip attendees will meet at the BLM Northwest District Office at 455 Emerson St. in Craig at 11:30 a.m. The October 21 meeting will be held virtually. January 26 field tour attendees will meet at the BLM Grand Junction Field Office at 2815 H Road in Grand Junction at 12:00 p.m. The January 27 meeting will be held virtually. The virtual meetings will be held via the Zoom platform. To request virtual access, please register here: https:// blm.zoomgov.com/meeting/register/ vJItdumhqDIjEkTarTs6YG Nw6AKPsiQPAZg. An agenda for each meeting will be available prior to the meetings at https://www.blm.gov/get-involved/ resource-advisory-council/near-you/ colorado/northwest-rac. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chris Maestas, Public Affairs Specialist; Northwest District Office, 455 Emerson St., Craig, CO 81625, email: cjmaestas@ blm.gov; telephone: 970–826–5101. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800– 877–8339 to contact Chris 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 15member Northwest Colorado RAC advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of publicland issues in the Northwest District, including the Little Snake, White River, Kremmling, Grand Junction, and Colorado River Valley Field Offices. On October 20, the RAC will conduct a field tour of the Sand Wash Basin Herd Management Area (HMA) for an overview and introduction to BLM Colorado’s HMAs. Agenda items for the October 21 meeting will include a field tour overview and discussions on the lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:03 Sep 20, 2021 Jkt 253001 Dominguez Escalante and Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area Business Plan and the White River Field Office Travel Management Plan. On January 26, the RAC will tour the Grand Junction Special Recreation Management Area for an overview and introduction to BLM Colorado’s Special Recreation Management Areas. Agenda items for the January 27 meeting will include a field tour overview and discussions on resources and recreation management. The meetings are open to the public, and public comment periods will be held for each meeting at 2 p.m. Depending on the number of people who wish to comment during the public comment period, individual comments may be limited. The public may present written comments to the Northwest RAC prior to the meeting. Please include ‘‘RAC Comment’’ in your submission. 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. Members of the public are welcome on field tours but must provide their own transportation and meals. Individuals who plan to attend must RSVP to the BLM Northwest District Office at least 2 weeks in advance of the field tours. Individuals that need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation and other reasonable accommodations, should contact the BLM (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). The field tours will follow current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention COVID–19 guidance regarding social distancing and wearing of masks. Additional information regarding the meetings will be available on the RAC’s website, https:// www.blm.gov/get-involved/resourceadvisory-council/near-you/colorado/ northwest-rac . Summary minutes for the RAC meetings will be maintained in the Northwest District Office and will be available for public inspection and reproduction during regular business hours within 30 days following the meeting. Previous minutes and agendas are available at: https://www.blm.gov/ get-involved/resource-advisory-council/ near-you/colorado/northwest-rac. PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (Authority: 43 CFR 1784.4–2) Jamie E. Connell, BLM Colorado State Director. [FR Doc. 2021–20305 Filed 9–20–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–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 16 of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) statewide and regional Resource Advisory Councils (RAC) located in the West that have vacant positions and/or 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. DATES: All nominations must be received no later than October 21, 2021. 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, 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 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 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 180 / Tuesday, September 21, 2021 / Notices rules governing RACs are found at 43 CFR subpart 1784. The RACs include the following three membership categories: Category One—Holders of Federal grazing permits or leases within the area for which the RAC is organized; represent interests associated with transportation or rights-of-way; represent developed outdoor recreation, off-highway vehicle users, or commercial recreation activities; represent the commercial timber industry; or represent energy and mineral development. Category Two—Representatives of nationally or regionally recognized environmental organizations; dispersed recreational activities; archaeological and historical interests; or nationally or regionally recognized wild horse and burro interest groups. Category Three—Hold State, county, or local elected office; are employed by a State agency responsible for the management of natural resources, land, or water; represent Indian tribes within or adjacent to the area for which the RAC is organized; are employed as academicians in natural resource management or the natural sciences; or represent the affected 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 geographic area of the RAC. Nominees should demonstrate a commitment to collaborative resource decision-making. The following must accompany all nominations: —A completed RAC application, which can either be obtained through your local BLM office or online at: https:// www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/ RPMC%20Nomination%20Form.pdf —Letters of reference from represented interests or organizations; 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. 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. Nominations and completed applications for RACs should be sent to VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:03 Sep 20, 2021 Jkt 253001 52497 the appropriate BLM offices listed below: New Mexico Alaska Glen Garnand, BLM Roswell Field Office, 2909 West Second Street, Roswell, NM 88201; Phone: (575) 627– 0209. Alaska RAC Melinda Bolton, BLM Alaska State Office, 222 W 7th Avenue #13 Anchorage, AK 99513; Phone: (907) 271–3342. Arizona Arizona RAC Dolores Garcia, BLM Arizona State Office, 1 North Central Avenue, Suite 800, Phoenix, AZ 85004; Phone: (602) 417–9241. California California Desert District RAC Michelle Van Der Linden, BLM California Desert District Office, 1201 Bird Center Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262; Phone: (760) 833–7172. Central California RAC Serena Baker, BLM Central California District Office, 5152 Hillsdale Circle, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762; Phone: (916) 941–3146. Northern California District RAC Jeff Fontana, BLM Eagle Lake Field Office, 2550 Riverside Drive, Susanville, CA 96130; Phone: (530) 252–5332. Colorado Rocky Mountain RAC Brant Porter, BLM Rocky Mountain District Office, 3028 East Main Street, Can˜on City, CO 81212; Phone (970) 901–9581. Southwest RAC Shawn Reinhardt, BLM Southwest Colorado District Office, 2465 South Townsend Avenue, Montrose, CO 81401; Phone (970) 240–5430. Montana and Dakotas Missouri Basin RAC Mark Jacobsen, BLM Eastern Montana/Dakotas District, 111 Garryowen Road, Miles City, MT 59301; Phone: (406) 233–2831. Western Montana RAC David Abrams, BLM Western Montana District Office, 106 North Parkmont, Butte, MT 59701; Phone: (406) 533–7617. Nevada Mojave-Southern Great Basin RAC Kirsten Cannon, BLM Southern Nevada District Office, 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130; Phone: (702) 515–5057. PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Southern New Mexico RAC Oregon/Washington Eastern Washington RAC Jeff Clark, BLM Spokane District Office, 1103 North Fancher Road, Spokane, WA 99212; Phone: (509) 536– 1297. John Day-Snake RAC Larisa Bogardus, BLM Vale District Office, 3100 H Street, Baker City, OR 97814; Phone: (541) 523–1407. Southeast Oregon RAC Lisa McNee, BLM Lakeview District Office, 1301 South G Street, Lakeview, OR 97630; Phone: (541) 947–6811. Utah Utah RAC Lola Bird, BLM Utah State Office, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, UT 84101; Phone (801) 539–4033. Wyoming Wyoming RAC Brad Purdy, BLM Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, WY 82009; Phone: (307) 775–6328. (Authority: 43 CFR 1784.4–1) Matthew Buffington, Assistant Director for Communications. [FR Doc. 2021–20315 Filed 9–20–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [18X LLWO600000.L18200000.XP0000] Call for Nominations to the Steens Mountain Advisory Council Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of call for nominations. AGENCY: The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations to the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Steens Mountain Advisory Committee. This citizen-based committee assists in the development of recommendations that address management of the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area and in promoting cooperative management under the Steens Act. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21SEN1.SGM 21SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 180 (Tuesday, September 21, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

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National Call for Nominations for Resource 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 16 of the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) statewide and regional 
Resource Advisory Councils (RAC) located in the West that have vacant 
positions and/or 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.

DATES: All nominations must be received no later than October 21, 2021.

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, 
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 (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

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rules governing RACs are found at 43 CFR subpart 1784. The RACs include 
the following three membership categories:
    Category One--Holders of Federal grazing permits or leases within 
the area for which the RAC is organized; represent interests associated 
with transportation or rights-of-way; represent developed outdoor 
recreation, off-highway vehicle users, or commercial recreation 
activities; represent the commercial timber industry; or represent 
energy and mineral development.
    Category Two--Representatives of nationally or regionally 
recognized environmental organizations; dispersed recreational 
activities; archaeological and historical interests; or nationally or 
regionally recognized wild horse and burro interest groups.
    Category Three--Hold State, county, or local elected office; are 
employed by a State agency responsible for the management of natural 
resources, land, or water; represent Indian tribes within or adjacent 
to the area for which the RAC is organized; are employed as 
academicians in natural resource management or the natural sciences; or 
represent the affected 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 geographic area of the RAC. Nominees should 
demonstrate a commitment to collaborative resource decision-making.
    The following must accompany all nominations:

--A completed RAC application, which can either be obtained through 
your local BLM office or online at: https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/RPMC%20Nomination%20Form.pdf
--Letters of reference from represented interests or organizations; 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.
    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.
    Nominations and completed applications for RACs should be sent to 
the appropriate BLM offices listed below:

Alaska

Alaska RAC

    Melinda Bolton, BLM Alaska State Office, 222 W 7th Avenue #13 
Anchorage, AK 99513; Phone: (907) 271-3342.

Arizona

Arizona RAC

    Dolores Garcia, BLM Arizona State Office, 1 North Central Avenue, 
Suite 800, Phoenix, AZ 85004; Phone: (602) 417-9241.

California

California Desert District RAC

    Michelle Van Der Linden, BLM California Desert District Office, 
1201 Bird Center Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262; Phone: (760) 833-7172.

Central California RAC

    Serena Baker, BLM Central California District Office, 5152 
Hillsdale Circle, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762; Phone: (916) 941-3146.

Northern California District RAC

    Jeff Fontana, BLM Eagle Lake Field Office, 2550 Riverside Drive, 
Susanville, CA 96130; Phone: (530) 252-5332.

Colorado

Rocky Mountain RAC

    Brant Porter, BLM Rocky Mountain District Office, 3028 East Main 
Street, Ca[ntilde]on City, CO 81212; Phone (970) 901-9581.

Southwest RAC

    Shawn Reinhardt, BLM Southwest Colorado District Office, 2465 South 
Townsend Avenue, Montrose, CO 81401; Phone (970) 240-5430.

Montana and Dakotas

Missouri Basin RAC

    Mark Jacobsen, BLM Eastern Montana/Dakotas District, 111 Garryowen 
Road, Miles City, MT 59301; Phone: (406) 233-2831.

Western Montana RAC

    David Abrams, BLM Western Montana District Office, 106 North 
Parkmont, Butte, MT 59701; Phone: (406) 533-7617.

Nevada

Mojave-Southern Great Basin RAC

    Kirsten Cannon, BLM Southern Nevada District Office, 4701 North 
Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130; Phone: (702) 515-5057.

New Mexico

Southern New Mexico RAC

    Glen Garnand, BLM Roswell Field Office, 2909 West Second Street, 
Roswell, NM 88201; Phone: (575) 627-0209.

Oregon/Washington

Eastern Washington RAC

    Jeff Clark, BLM Spokane District Office, 1103 North Fancher Road, 
Spokane, WA 99212; Phone: (509) 536-1297.

John Day-Snake RAC

    Larisa Bogardus, BLM Vale District Office, 3100 H Street, Baker 
City, OR 97814; Phone: (541) 523-1407.

Southeast Oregon RAC

    Lisa McNee, BLM Lakeview District Office, 1301 South G Street, 
Lakeview, OR 97630; Phone: (541) 947-6811.

Utah

Utah RAC

    Lola Bird, BLM Utah State Office, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, 
Salt Lake City, UT 84101; Phone (801) 539-4033.

Wyoming

Wyoming RAC

    Brad Purdy, BLM Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, 
Cheyenne, WY 82009; Phone: (307) 775-6328.

(Authority: 43 CFR 1784.4-1)

Matthew Buffington,
Assistant Director for Communications.
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