Bureau of Land Management, Interior.
Notice of call for nominations.
The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations for three Bureau of Land Management (BLM) citizens' advisory councils affiliated with specific sites on the BLM's National Conservation Lands. The three advisory councils provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on the development and implementation of management plans in accordance with the statutes under which the sites were established.
All nominations must be received no later than February 24, 2020.
Nominations and completed applications should be sent to the appropriate BLM offices listed in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.
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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Carrie Richardson, BLM Office of Communications, 1849 C Street NW, Room 5614, Washington, DC 20240; Phone: 202-501-2634, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the Start Printed Page 1325deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact Ms. Richardson during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.
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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 the BLM. Section 309 of FLPMA (43 U.S.C. 1739) directs the Secretary to establish 10- to 15-member citizen-based advisory councils that are consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The rules governing advisory councils are found at 43 CFR subpart 1784.
Individuals may nominate themselves or others for appointment by the Secretary. Nominees must be residents of the State in which the advisory council has jurisdiction. The BLM will evaluate nominees based on their education, training, experience, and knowledge of the geographic area of the advisory council. Nominees should demonstrate a commitment to collaborative resource decision-making.
Simultaneous with this notice, BLM State Offices will issue press releases providing additional information for submitting nominations.
Before including any address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in the application, nominees should be aware this information may be made publicly available at any time. While the nominee can ask to withhold the personal identifying information from public review, the BLM cannot guarantee that it will be able to do so.
Steens Mountain Advisory Council (SMAC)
Tara Thissell, BLM Burns District Office, 28910 Hwy. 20 West, Hines, OR 97738; Phone: 541-573-4519.
To Apply to the SMAC: Nomination forms and instructions can be obtained by mail through phone request or online at https://on.doi.gov/2opFACz . All applications must be accompanied by letters of reference that describe the nominee's experience and qualifications to serve on the SMAC from any represented interests or organizations, a completed SMAC application, and any other information that speaks to the nominee's qualifications. The SMAC consists of members that are representative of the varied groups with an interest in the management of the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area, and include the following membership categories: State environmental representative; local environmental representative; Burns Paiute Tribe; representative of the general public (with no Cooperative Management and Protection Area financial interest); recreational permit holder; private landowner; grazing permittee; fish and recreational fishing; dispersed recreation; mechanized or consumptive recreation; and wild horse management.
San Juan Islands National Monument Advisory Committee (MAC)
Kurt Pindel, BLM San Juan Islands National Monument, P.O. Box 3, 37 Washburn Avenue, Lopez Island, WA 98261; Phone: 509-536-1200.
To Apply to the San Juan Islands MAC: Nomination forms and instructions can be obtained online at https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/sanjuan-mac-app.pdf. All applications must be accompanied by letters of reference that describe the nominee's experience and qualifications to serve on the San Juan Islands MAC from any represented interests or organizations, a completed MAC application, and any other information that speaks to the nominee's qualifications. The MAC consists of members that represent recreation, tourism, wildlife, cultural resources, education, and local government and private landowners' interests, as well as concerns of the local tribes and public-at-large.
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committee (MAC)
Harry Barber, BLM Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, 669 South Highway 89A, Kanab, UT 84741; Phone: 435-644-1271.
To Apply to the Grand Staircase-Escalante MAC: Nomination forms and instructions are available online at https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/GetInvolved_RACApplication.pdf.
Nominees should note the interest area(s) they are applying to represent on their application. All applications must be accompanied by letters of reference that describe the nominee's experience and qualifications to serve on the Grand Staircase-Escalante MAC from any represented interests or organizations, a completed MAC application, and any other information that speaks to the nominee's qualifications. The MAC consists of members that represent archaeology, paleontology, geology, botany, wildlife biology, history, social science, systems ecology, Garfield and Kane Counties, tribal government, education, environment, commercial recreation, and grazing.
(Authority: 43 CFR 1784.4-1)
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Acting Assistant Director for Communications.
[FR Doc. 2020-00241 Filed 1-9-20; 8:45 am]
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