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Carrizo Plain Advisory Committee; Notice of Intent to Establish and Call for Nominations

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Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Bakersfield Field Office, California. Start Printed Page 20148


Notice of intent to establish and call for nominations for the Carrizo Plain Advisory Committee under the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (Pub. L. 94-579).


BLM is publishing this notice under the authority of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (Pub. L. 94-579). BLM gives notice that the Secretary of the Interior intends to establish the Carrizo Plain Advisory Committee (Committee). The notice requests the public to submit nominations for membership on the Committee. The Committee is necessary to advise the Secretary and BLM on resource management issues associated with the Carrizo Plain National Monument (Monument).


Submit a completed nomination form and nomination letters to the address listed below no later than May 24, 2002.


Send nominations to: Bakersfield Field Manager, Bakersfield Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 3801 Pegasus Avenue, Bakersfield, California 93308.

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Ron Fellows, Bakersfield Field Manager, (661) 301-6000, or or from the following Web site,​bakersfield/​carrizoplain.html.

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Any individual or organization may nominate one or more persons to serve on the Carrizo Plain Advisory Committee. Individuals may nominate themselves for Committee membership. Nomination forms can be obtained from the Bakersfield Field Office, Bureau of Land Management (see ADDRESSES, above). To make a nomination, you must submit a completed nomination form, letters of reference from the interests or organizations the nominee intends to represent, as well as any other information that speaks to the nominee's qualifications, to the Bakersfield Field Office. You may make nominations for the following categories of interest:

(1) A member of, or nominated by, the San Luis Obispo Board of Supervisors.

(2) A member of, or nominated by, the Kern County Board of Supervisors.

(3) A member of, or nominated by, the Carrizo Native American Advisory Council.

(4) A member of, or nominated by, the Central California Resource Advisory Council.

(5) A member representing individuals or companies authorized to graze livestock within the National Monument.

(6) Four members with recognized backgrounds reflecting—

(A) the purposes for which the Monument was established and

(B) the interests of other stakeholders, including the general public, that are affected by or interested in the planning and management of the National Monument.

The specific category the nominee would like to represent should be identified in the letter of nomination and in the nomination form. The Bakersfield Field Office will collect the nomination forms and letters of reference and, in the case of categories 1-4 (above) distribute them to the officials responsible for submitting nominations. 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 Carrizo Plain Advisory Committee is to advise the Bureau of Land Management on the management of the Monument. 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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Elaine Marquis-Brong,

Director, National Landscape Conservation System, Bureau of Land Management.

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[FR Doc. 02-9592 Filed 4-23-02; 8:45 am]