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Second Call for Nominations to the Utah's Resource Advisory Council

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AGENCY:

Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations to fill three vacant positions on the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Utah Resource Advisory Council (RAC), with two terms expiring January 6, 2015, and one term expiring April 11, 2015. The RAC provides advice and recommendations to the BLM on land-use planning and management of the National System of Public Lands within Utah. The BLM will accept public nominations for 30 days after the publication of this notice.

DATES:

All nominations must be received no later than November 26, 2014.

ADDRESSES:

Nominations and completed applications for the Utah RAC should be sent to Sherry Foot, Special Programs Coordinator, BLM Utah State Office, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Sherry Foot at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice; by telephone 801-539-4195; or by email: sfoot@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message or question with the above individual. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Replies will be received during normal business hours.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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 the BLM. Section 309 of FLPMA (43 U.S.C. 1739) directs the Secretary to establish 10- to 15-member, citizen-based councils that are consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). As required by FACA, RAC membership must be balanced and representative of the various interests concerned with the management of the public lands.

The three positions to be filled are in the following category:

Category Three—Representatives of state, county, or local elected office; representatives and employees of a state agency responsible for the management of natural resources; representatives of Indian Tribes with or adjacent to the area for which the RAC is organized; representatives and employees of academic institutions who are involved in the natural sciences; and the public-at-large.

Nominees must be residents of Utah. The BLM will evaluate nominees based on their education, training, experience, and knowledge of the geographical area of the RAC. Nominees should demonstrate a commitment to collaborative resource decision making. The Obama Administration prohibits individuals who are currently federally-registered lobbyists from being appointed or re-appointed to FACA and non-FACA boards, committees, or councils.

The following must accompany all nominations:

—Letters of reference from represented interests or organizations;

—A completed RAC application; and,

—Any other information that addresses the nominee's qualifications.

Simultaneous with this notice, BLM Utah will issue a press release providing additional information for submitting nominations. If you have already submitted your RAC nomination materials for 2014, you will not need to resubmit.

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Authority: 43 CFR 1784.4-1.

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Jenna Whitlock,

Associate State Director.

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[FR Doc. 2014-25463 Filed 10-24-14; 8:45 am]

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