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Colorado Canyons National Conservation Area Advisory Council; Notice of Intent To Establish and Call for Nominations

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AGENCY:

Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Grand Junction Field Office, Grand Junction, CO

ACTION:

Notice of intent to establish and call for nominations for the Colorado Canyons National Conservation Area Advisory Council under the Colorado Canyons National Conservation Area and Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness Act of 2000, 16 U.S.C. 460mmm, 4(h)(2000).

SUMMARY:

BLM is publishing this notice under Section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Pursuant to the Colorado Canyons National Conservation Area and Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness Act of 2000, BLM gives notice that the Secretary of the Interior intends to establish the Colorado Canyons National Conservation Area Advisory Council (Council). The notice requests the public to submit nominations for membership on the Council. The Council is necessary to advise the Secretary and BLM on resource management issues associated with the Colorado Canyons National Conservation Area and Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness Act of 2000.

DATES:

Submit a completed nomination form and nomination letters to the address listed below no later than June 18, 2001.

ADDRESSES:

Send nominations to: Field Manager, Grand Junction Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 2815 H Road, Grand Junction, CO 81506.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Catherine Robertson, Grand Junction Field Manager, (970) 244-3010, catherine_robertson@co.blm.gov or the following web site http://conet.coso.co.blm.gov/​gjra/​ccnca/​ccncahome.htm.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Any individual or organization may nominate one or more persons to serve on the Colorado Canyons National Conservation Area Advisory Council. Start Printed Page 27675Individuals may nominate themselves for Council membership. You may obtain nomination forms from the Grand Junction Field Office, Bureau of Land Management or download the application from the Internet site (see ADDRESSES and FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT, above). To make a nomination, you must submit a completed nomination form, letters of reference from the represented interests or organizations, as well as any other information that speaks to the nominee's qualifications, to the Grand Junction Field Office. You may make nominations for the following categories of interest:

(1) A member of, or nominated by, the Mesa County Board of County Commissioners.

(2) A member of, or nominated by, the permittees holding grazing permits within the National Conservation Area or Wilderness.

(3) A member of, or nominated by, the Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council.

(4) Seven members residing in, or within reasonable proximity to, Mesa County, Colorado, with recognized backgrounds reflecting—

(A) The purposes for which the National Conservation Area or Wilderness was established; and

(B) The interests of the stakeholders that are affected by the planning and management of the National Conservation Area and Wilderness.

The specific category the nominee would like to represent should be identified in the letter of nomination and in the nomination form. The Grand Junction Field Office will collect the nomination forms and letters of reference and distribute them to the officials responsible for submitting nominations (commissioners of Mesa County, grazing permittees holding grazing allotments within the National Conservation Area or Wilderness, the Northwest Colorado Resource Advisory Council, and the Bureau of Land Management). The Bureau of Land Management will then forward recommended nominations to the Secretary of the Interior who has responsibility for making the appointments.

The purpose of the Colorado Canyons National Conservation Area Advisory Council is to advise the Bureau of Land Management on the management of the Colorado Canyons National Conservation Area and Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness. Each member will be a person who, as a result of training and experience, has knowledge or special expertise which qualifies him or her to provide advice from among the categories of interest listed above.

Members will serve without monetary compensation, but will be reimbursed for travel and per diem expenses at current rates for Government employees.

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Dated: May 14, 2001.

Nina Rose Hatfield,

Acting Director, Bureau of Land Management.

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[FR Doc. 01-12603 Filed 5-17-01; 8:45 am]

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