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Call for Nomination for Resource Advisory Council

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Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior


Notice of vacancy on Resource Advisory Council and call for nominations.


The purpose of this notice is to solicit public nominations for the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM's) Mojave Southern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC) to fill a vacancy on the RAC for an individual employed by the State of Nevada. The RAC provides advice and recommendations to BLM's Las Vegas and Ely field offices on land use planning and management of the public lands within their geographic areas. Public nominations will be received for 45 days after the publication date of this notice.

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, the interests represented by the individuals appointed to the RAC must be balanced and representative of the various issues concerned with the management of public lands.

These include three categories, one of which is category three, holders of State, county or local elected office, employees of a State agency responsible for management of natural resources, academicians involved in natural sciences, representatives of Indian tribes, and the public-at-large.

The State employee whose term has not yet expired has left state government, and this notice is to solicit nominations for replacements. Nominations should be sent to Jo Simpson, BLM Nevada State Office, 1340 Financial Boulevard, P.O. Box 12000, Reno, Nevada, 89520-0006; telephone (775) 861-6586.

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Jo Simpson, U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Communications, P.O. Box 12000, Reno, Nevada, 89520-0006.

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Dated: October 25, 2001.

Robert V. Abbey,

State Director, Nevada.

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[FR Doc. 02-18890 Filed 7-25-02; 8:45 am]