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DOI - 2547 - Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Advisory Council - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameTule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Advisory CouncilAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number2547
Original Establishment Date7/1/2015Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*10
Current Charter Date7/1/2015Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Superintendent
Date Of Renewal Charter7/1/2017Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date12/19/2020Designated Federal Officer First Name*Derek
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameRobert
Specific Termination AuthorityP.L. 113-291, Sec. 3092Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Carter
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*P.L. 113-291, Sec. 3092Designated Federal Officer Phone*(702) 902-0431
Effective Date Of Authority*12/19/2014Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Council was established by Section 3092 (a)(6) of Public Law 113-291, and in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. Appendix 2. The Council advises the Secretary of the Interior with respect to the preparation and implementation of the management plan.
How is membership balanced?*As described by the establishing legislation, the Council shall consist of 10 members, to be appointed by the Secretary, of whom: a. One member shall be a member of, or be nominated by, the County Commission; b. One member shall be a member of, or be nominated by, the city council of Las Vegas, Nevada; c. One member shall be a member of, or be nominated by, the city council of North Las Vegas, Nevada; d. One member shall be a member of, or be nominated by, the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe; e. One member shall be a representative of the conservation community in southern Nevada; f. One member shall be a representative of Nellis Air Force Base; g. One member shall be nominated by the State; h. One member shall reside in the County and have a background that reflects the purpose for which the Monument was established; and i. Two members shall reside in the County or adjacent counties, both of whom shall have experience in the field of paleontology, obtained through higher education, experience, or both.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Council will meet approximately 2-4 times annually, and at such times as designated by the DFO. Three meetings were held in FY 2020 on November 04, 2019, March 03, 2020 and September 14, 2020. The September 14, 2020 meeting was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Qualified advice concerning issues that affect a wide array of subjects from those of local property owners to those that affect town, county, and state interests can only be attained from individuals who possess fundamental knowledge, understanding, and interest in those areas.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings are open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksThe Council met 3 times in FY 2020.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentNot Applicable
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNot ApplicableGrants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*11Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Council is supportive of the of the park and its progress toward the first general management plan. The following are 5 recommendations made by the Council:

1. The park should develop an educational video about target shooting in the monument.
2. Develop a flyer about the resources including fossils for public education.
3. The Autry Museum Collection: Two members of the Advisory Council volunteered to look at the collection’s fossils and report back to the park.
4. The park could use other completed studies, environmental assessments or environmental impact statements to help in the general management plan process. These studies may contain information that may help in the GMP process.
5. The Advisory Council is forming small work groups to look at the Pre-planning Process document and begin developing possible alternative suggestions for the GMP. They will be working in groups of less than a quorum and will not be involving anyone from the public or other entities. They feel this will help the GMP process as well.
Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*90.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentA Fossil Protection Research subcommittee and a charter was completed and signed on February 5, 2019. The subcommittee presented a report at the April 8, 2019 meeting. No recommendations were made.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*10.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentIn FY 2018 and FY 2019 twelve interpretive panels were designed and fabricated. One of the recommended Kiosk locations at Horse and Aliante Parkway was moved to another location on Aliante Parkway due to current traffic patterns with 2 motor vehicle accidents having recently occurred at this corner. The City of North Las Vegas has made improvements at the intersection to protect Monument resources. One kiosk was completed and installed at the recommended site along U.S. 95 North. The other 2 recommended Kiosk locations are moving forward. The agency believed that the establishment of a Visitor Experience Subcommittee was premature in 2016 but might be reconsidered in FY 20 now that the Foundation Document is completed. The Resource Subcommittee's primary function was to comment on the Foundation Document that was completed in September 26, 2019.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentNot Applicable
Agency Feedback Comment*The primary form of feedback would occur at the Council meetings during the updates and status of project activities conducted by the DFO. Other less formal methods of communication can be by email and/or phone calls providing updates on particular issues.Narrative Description*Three meetings were held in FY 20 on November 04, 2019, March 03, 2020 and September 14, 2020. The September 14, 2020 meeting was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$13,500.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$14,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$300.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$300.00
Total Costs$13,800.00Est. Total Next FY*$14,300.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.10Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.15
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Conservation and Preservation
Land Management and Use
National Parks, Sites, Trails, Recreational Areas Monuments


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-035326Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Advisory Council2019
 COM-033213Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Advisory Council2018
 COM-001436Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Advisory Council2017
 COM-002845Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Advisory Council2016
 COM-003581Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument Advisory Council2015