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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 two vacant positions on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Nevada Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC). The first vacant position is Category Two representing National/Regional Environmental interests. The second vacant position is Category One representing Federal Grazing interests. 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 for 45 days after the publication date of this notice.


All nominations should be received by the BLM Elko Field Office by 45 days from the publication date of this notice.


Simultaneous with this notice, BLM 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.

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Mike Brown, Public Affairs Officer, Elko Start Printed Page 2010Field Office, 3900 E. Idaho Street, Elko, NV 89801. Telephone: (775) 753-0386. E-mail:

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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 positions for the Northeastern Great Basin RAC are Category Two representing National/Regional Environmental interests and Category One representing Federal Grazing interests.

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. All nominations must be accompanied by letters of reference from represented interests or organizations, a completed background information nomination form, as well as any other information that speaks to the nominee's qualifications.

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Dated: September 20, 2006.

Helen M. Hankins,

Field Manager.

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[FR Doc. E7-509 Filed 1-16-07; 8:45 am]