[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 199 (Wednesday, October 14, 2020)]
[Pages 65072-65073]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-22702]



Bureau of Land Management

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FY2020 National Call for Nominations for Resource Advisory 

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of call for nominations.


SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations 
for 11 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 November 13, 

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, 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 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, including, for example, commercial/charter or recreational 
fishing; represent the commercial timber industry; or represent energy 
and mineral development.
    Category Two--Representatives of nationally or regionally 
recognized environmental organizations; dispersed recreational 
activities, including, for example, hunting and shooting sports; 
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, including, for example, State/local fire 
associations; 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, including, for example, sportsmen and sportswomen 
    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/1120-019_0.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:


Arizona RAC

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


California Desert District Resource Advisory Council

    Michelle Van Der Linder, BLM California Desert District Office, 
22835 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553; Phone: 
(951) 567-1531.

Northern California RAC

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

Montana and Dakotas

Western Montana RAC

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

New Mexico

Southern New Mexico RAC

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

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Northern New Mexico RAC

    Jillian Aragon, BLM Farmington Field Office, 6251 College 
Boulevard, Suite A, Farmington, NM 87402; Phone: (505) 564-7722.


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 Baker Field Office, 3100 H Street, Baker City, 
OR 97754; Phone: (541) 219-6863.

Southeast Oregon RAC

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

Western Oregon RAC

    Kyle Sullivan, BLM Medford District Office, 3040 Biddle Road, 
Medford, OR 97501; Phone: (541) 618-2340.


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. 2020-22702 Filed 10-13-20; 8:45 am]