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Call for Nominations for Resource Advisory Council

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Bureau of Land Management, Interior.


Notice of Resource Advisory Council call for nominations.


The purpose of this notice is to solicit public nominations for a vacant position on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Nevada Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC). The RAC provides advice and recommendations to BLM on land use planning and management of the public land within northeastern Nevada. Public nominations will be considered until October 30, 2003.

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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, RAC membership must be balanced and representative of the various interests concerned with the management of the public lands. The vacant position for the Northeastern Great Basin RAC is Category Two representing recreation interest groups.

Individuals may nominate themselves or others. Nominees must be residents of Nevada. Nominees will be evaluated based on their education, training, experience, and their knowledge of northeastern Nevada. Nominees should have demonstrated a commitment to collaborative resource decision-making. Letters of reference must accompany all nominations from represented interests or organizations, a completed background information nomination form, as well as any other information that speaks to the nominee's qualifications.

Simultaneous with this notice, BLM's Elko Field Office will issue a press release providing additional information for submitting nominations. Nominations should be sent to Helen Hankins, BLM Elko Field Office, 3900 East Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89801; (775) 753-0200.


The BLM Elko Field Office should receive all nominations by October 30, 2003.

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Mike Brown, Public Affairs Officer, Elko Field Office, 3900 E. Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89801. Telephone: (775) 753-0386. E-mail:

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Dated: August 25, 2003.

Helen M. Hankins,

Field Manager.

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[FR Doc. 03-23451 Filed 9-12-03; 8:45 am]