[Federal Register Volume 61, Number 117 (Monday, June 17, 1996)]
[Pages 30635-30636]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 96-15246]


Bureau of Land Management

Call for Nominations of Elected Official to the Arizona Resource 
Advisory Council

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

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ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to solicit nominations from the 
public for the elected official vacancy on the Bureau of Land 
Management (BLM) Arizona Resource Advisory Council currently assisting 
BLM. Established and authorized in 1995 by the Secretary of the 
Interior, the council provides advice and recommendations to BLM on 
management of the public lands in Arizona, and those portions of 
California and Utah under the jurisdiction of Arizona BLM. Public 
notice begins with the publication date of this notice. Public 
nominations will be considered for 45 days. 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 BLM. Section 309 of FLPMA directs the Secretary to 
select 10 to 15 member citizen-based advisory councils that are 
established and authorized consistent with the requirements of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). As required by the FACA, 
Resource Advisory Council members appointed to the council must be 
balanced and representative of the various interests concerned with the 
management of the public lands. These include three categories:
     Category 1--holders of federal grazing permits, 
representatives of energy and mining development, timber industry, off-
road vehicle use and developed recreation;
     Category 2--representatives of environmental and resource 
conservation organizations, archaeological and historic interests, and 
wild horse and burro groups;
     Category 3--representatives of State and local government, 
Native American tribes, academicians involved in natural sciences, and 
the public-at-large.
    The vacancy currently open on the Arizona Resource Advisory Council 
is for the elected official position in Category 3 which includes 
representatives of State and local government positions.
    Individuals may nominate themselves or others. Nominees must be an 
elected official of general purpose government and a resident of the 
States within the geographic jurisdiction of the Council. Nominees will 
be evaluated based on their education, training, and experience of the 
issues and knowledge of the geographical area of the Council. Nominees 
should have demonstrated a commitment to collaborative resource 
decision making. All nominations must be accompanied by letters of 
reference from represented interests or organizations, a completed 
background information nomination form, as well as any other 
information that speaks to the nominee's qualifications.
    The nomination period will also be announced through press releases 
issued by the BLM Arizona offices. Nomination forms for this Resource 
Advisory position are available from all BLM offices. Nominations 
should be sent to Joanie Losacco, Deputy of External Affairs, Arizona 
State Office, P.O. Box 16563, Phoenix, AZ 85011-6563.

DATES: All nominations should be received by Joanie Losacco, Deputy of 
External Affairs, by August 1, 1996.

Deborah Stevens, Arizona External Affairs, Arizona State Office, P.O. 
Box 16563, Phoenix, AZ 85011-6563, 602/650-0504.

    Dated: June 10, 1996.
Joanie Losacco,
Deputy of External Affairs.
[FR Doc. 96-15246 Filed 6-14-96; 8:45 am]