[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 181 (Thursday, September 17, 2020)]
[Page 58070]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-20515]



Bureau of Land Management


Call for Nominations for the National Wild Horse and Burro 
Advisory Board

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of call for nominations.


SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to solicit public nominations 
for three positions on the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board (Board) 
that will become vacant on October 16, 2020. The Board provides advice 
concerning the management, protection, and control of wild free-roaming 
horses and burros on public lands administered by the Department of the 
Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the 
Department of Agriculture, through the U.S. Forest Service.

DATES: Nominations must be post marked or submitted to the following 
addresses no later than November 2, 2020.

ADDRESSES: All mail sent via the U.S. Postal Service should be 
addressed as follows: Wild Horses and Burro Division, U.S. Department 
of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Attn: Dorothea Boothe, WO-
260, 9828 31st Avenue; Phoenix, AZ 85051. All packages that are sent 
via FedEx or UPS should be addressed as follows: U.S. Department of the 
Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Wild Horse and Burro Division, 
Attn: Dorothea Boothe, 9828 31st Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85051. Please 
consider emailing PDF documents to Ms. Boothe at [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dorothea Boothe, Acting Wild Horse and 
Burro Program Coordinator, telephone: 602-906-5543, 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. Boothe during normal business hours. The FRS is 
available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You will receive a reply 
during normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Members of the Board serve without 
compensation; however, while away from their homes or regular places of 
business, Board and subcommittee members engaged in Board or 
subcommittee business, approved by the Designated Federal Officer 
(DFO), may be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of 
subsistence under 5 U.S.C. 5703, in the same manner as persons employed 
intermittently in government service. Nominations for a term of 3 years 
are needed to represent the following categories of interest:
     Natural Resource Management;
     Public Interest (with special knowledge of equine 
behavior); and
     Wild Horse and Burro Research.
    The Board will meet one to four times annually. The DFO may call 
additional meetings in connection with special needs for advice. 
Individuals may nominate themselves or others. Any individual or 
organization may nominate one or more persons to serve on the Board. 
Nominations should include a resume providing adequate description of 
the nominee's qualifications, including information that would enable 
the Department of the Interior to make an informed decision regarding 
meeting the membership requirements of the Board and permit the 
Department of the Interior to contact a potential member. Nominations 
are to be sent to the address listed under ADDRESSES.
    As appropriate, certain Board members may be appointed as special 
Government employees (SGEs). Please be aware that applicants selected 
to serve as SGEs will be required, prior to appointment, to file a 
Confidential Financial Disclosure Report in order to avoid involvement 
in real or apparent conflicts of interest. You may find a copy of the 
Confidential Financial Disclosure Report at the following website: 
    Additionally, after appointment, members appointed as SGEs will be 
required to meet applicable financial disclosure and ethics training 
requirements. Please contact (202) 202-208-7960 or 
[email protected] with any questions about the ethics requirements 
for members appointed as SGEs.
    Membership Selection: Individuals shall qualify to serve on the 
Board because of their education, training, or experience that enables 
them to give informed and objective advice regarding the interest they 
represent. They should demonstrate experience or knowledge of the area 
of their expertise and a commitment to collaborate in seeking solutions 
to resource management issues. The Board is structured to provide fair 
membership and balance, both geographic and interest specific, in terms 
of the functions to be performed and points of view to be represented. 
Members are selected with the objective of providing representative 
counsel and advice about public land and resource planning. No person 
is to be denied an opportunity to serve because of race, age, sex, 
sexual orientation, religion, or national origin. Pursuant to Section 7 
of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act, members of the Board 
cannot be employed by the State or Federal Government.

(Authority: 43 CFR 1784.4-1)

David Jenkins,
Assistant Director, Resources and Planning.
[FR Doc. 2020-20515 Filed 9-16-20; 8:45 am]