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Request for Nominations for the National Park Service Alaska Region Subsistence Resource Commission Program

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National Park Service, Interior.


Request for nominations.


The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking nominations for individuals willing to represent subsistence users on the following Subsistence Resource Commissions (SRC): The Aniakchak National Monument SRC, the Cape Krusenstern National Monument SRC, the Denali National Park SRC, the Gates of the Arctic National Park SRC, the Lake Clark National Park SRC, the Kobuk Valley National Park SRC, and the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park SRC.


Nominations must be postmarked by October 6, 2020.


Nominations should be sent to: Joshua T. Ream, Ph.D., (Xíxch'i Toowóo), Subsistence Program Manager, National Park Service, Alaska Regional Office, 240 W. 5th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501, or email at

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Joshua T. Ream, Ph.D., (Xíxch'i Toowóo), Subsistence Program Manager, National Park Service, Alaska Regional Office, 240 W. 5th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501, or email at, or via telephone at (907) 644-3596.

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The NPS SRC program is authorized under section 808 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act (16 U.S.C. 3118). The SRCs hold meetings to develop NPS subsistence program recommendations and advise on related regulatory proposals and resource management issues.

Each SRC is composed of nine members: (a) Three members appointed by the Secretary of the Interior; (b) three members appointed by the Governor of the State of Alaska; and (c) three members appointed by a Regional Advisory Council (RAC), established pursuant to 16 U.S.C. 3115, which has jurisdiction within the area in which the park is located. Each of the three members appointed by the RAC must be a member of either the RAC or a local advisory committee within the region who also engages in subsistence uses within the Park or National Monument.

We are now seeking nominations for those three members of each of the SRCs listed above. These members are to be appointed by the Secretary of the Interior.

Members will be appointed for a term of three years. Members of the SRC serve without compensation. However, while away from their homes or regular places of business in the performance of services for the SRC, and as approved by the Designated Federal Officer (DFO), members may be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, in the same manner as persons employed intermittently in Government service are allowed such expenses under Section 5703 of Title 5 of the United States Code.

SRC meetings will take place at such times as designated by the DFO. Members are expected to make every effort to attend all meetings. Members may not appoint deputies or alternates.

We are seeking nominations for members to represent subsistence users on each of the seven SRCs listed above. All those interested in serving as members, including current members whose terms are expiring, must follow the same nomination process. Nominations should be typed and should include a resume providing an adequate description of the nominee's qualifications, including information that would enable the Department of the Interior to make an informed decision regarding meeting the membership requirements of the SRC, and to permit the Department to contact a potential member.

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Authority: 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2.

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Alma Ripps,

Chief, Office of Policy.

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[FR Doc. 2020-14596 Filed 7-7-20; 8:45 am]