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DOI - 556 - National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Kobuk Valley National Park - Statutory (Congress Created)
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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNational Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Kobuk Valley National ParkAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number556
Original Establishment Date12/2/1980Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://www.nps.gov/kova/learn/historyculture/s...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*9
Current Charter Date8/8/2012Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Superintendent, Kobuk Valley National Park
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Maija
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityP.L. 96-487Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Lukin
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*P.L. 96-487Designated Federal Officer Phone*(907) 442-3890
Effective Date Of Authority*12/2/1980Designated Federal Officer Fax*(907) 442-8316
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*maija_lukin@nps.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Subsistence Resource Commission for Kobuk Valley National Park is a forum that promotes effective communication and mutual understanding of subsistence uses and related cultural resources. The Commission consults with every appropriate local advisory committee and regional council for comment and input on draft hunting plan recommendations. In addition to the advisory committee and regional council consultation process directed by P.L. 96-487 (the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act), the Commission is required to hold public meetings in all areas affected by the subsistence hunting program.
How is membership balanced?*Membership, as prescribed by the Commission's enabling legislation, consists of nine members as follows: (a) three members appointed by the Secretary of the Interior; (b) three members appointed by the Governor of Alaska; and (c) three members appointed by the regional council, as established by the Secretary of the State pursuant to section 805 of P.L. 96-487. The members include a range of individuals having personal knowledge of the region's subsistence conditions, and having an interest in Federal subsistence management.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Meetings are generally held twice a year, or as often as circumstances require. Commission recommendations are vitally important on matters relating to the taking of wildlife within the park, and are the foundation for the development and review of the subsistence hunting program.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Subsistence Resource Commission for Kobuk Valley National Park has been established by the Congress to devise and recommend to the Secretary of the Interior and the Governor of Alaska a program for subsistence hunting within Kobuk Valley National Park. The Commission's unique insight on local customary and traditional patterns of subsistence use within the park has been important in developing workable subsistence hunting plan recommendations. The Commission’s recommendations will help the NPS to ensure the continuation of the opportunity for local rural residents to engage in the subsistence use of resources in Kobuk Valley National Park. The NPS has adopted the following mission statement to guide its activities. Subsistence will be managed as a legislated use consistent with the provisions of ANILCA, the Organic Act of 1916, and NPS policy to:•protect the opportunity for qualified local rural residents to continue traditional subsistence activities;•recognize that subsistence ways of life differ from region to region and are continuing to evolve, and where appropriate, park management practices may reflect regional diversity and evolution;•promote local involvement and participation in processes associated with subsistence management;•ensure that management practices involving the utilization of public lands adequately consider the potential for restriction of subsistence uses and impacts upon subsistence resources;•ensure that management of park resources is consistent with the conservation of unimpaired ecosystems and natural and healthy populations of fish and wildlife, incorporating scientific data and principles with traditional knowledge and cultural values; and •promote effective communication and mutual understanding of subsistence uses and related cultural and social values, and park purposes and protection, between the NPS, subsistence users, the State of Alaska and the public.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings are open.
Recommendation RemarksThe Kobuk Valley Subsistence Resource Commission met twice during fiscal year 2020. These meetings were held on 1 October – 2 October 2019 in Kotzebue, AK and 6 February 2020 in Kotzebue, AK. The commission voted to oppose the proposed allowance of caribou calf harvest and to support the proposed year-round caribou bull hunting season (WP20-43,44,45 and 46). The commission moved to support both parts of proposal WP20-47 (closure of cow moose hunting, and requirement of RM880). The commission moved to support the No Action alternative for the Ambler Road EIS, expressing concerns about the impact to subsistence and Inupiaq way of life. They also moved to write a letter in support of extending the comment period for the EIS and supported the idea of holding a tribal council meeting in the Upper Kobuk. The commission recommended that Raime Fronstin, WEAR Wildlife Biologist, works with TEK holders on his study of wolves.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
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 SatisfactionYesAction CommentNot Applicable
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNot ApplicableGrants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*17Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentHistorically, only formal hunting recommendations were tracked by this report. Federal and state wildlife proposals will also be included in the SRC's recommendations list. The Commission made 8 recommendations in FY 2020. The following recommendations were offered by the commission on Federal Subsistence wildlife proposals:

1) oppose the proposed allowance of caribou calf harvest and to support the proposed year-round caribou bull hunting season (WP20-43,44,45 and 46);
2) support both parts of proposal WP20-47 (closure of cow moose hunting, and requirement of RM880 registration permit).

The following recommendations were offered by the commission on State of Alaska wildlife proposals:

1) support Proposal 3 to reauthorize the current resident tag fee exemptions for brown bears in Units 18, 22, 23, and 26A;
2) support Proposal 19/20 to open a year-round, resident season for caribou bull harvest in Unit 23;
3) support Proposal 21 to reduce the bag limit for caribou in Unit 23;
4) no action on Proposal 22 to extend the season for taking cow caribou in Unit 23 Remainder;
5) support Proposal 23 to restrict the use of snowmachines for taking caribou in Unit 23;
6) oppose Proposal 24/25 to remove the restriction on caribou calf harvest in Unit 23
Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*60.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe Commission made 8 recommendations n FY 2020.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*30.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThe Commission made 8 recommendations n FY 2020.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentNot Applicable
Agency Feedback Comment*Public meetingsNarrative Description*The Subsistence Resource Commission for Kobuk Valley National Park was established by Congress to devise and recommend to the Secretary of the Interior and the Governor of Alaska a program for subsistence hunting within Kobuk Valley National Park. The Commission's unique insight on local customary and traditional patterns of subsistence use within the park has been important in developing workable subsistence hunting plan recommendations. The Commission’s recommendations help the NPS to ensure the continuation of the opportunity for local rural residents to engage in the subsistence use of resources in Kobuk Valley National Park. The NPS has adopted the following mission statement to guide its activities. Subsistence will be managed as a legislated use consistent with the provisions of ANILCA, the Organic Act of 1916, and NPS policy to:•protect the opportunity for qualified local rural residents to continue traditional subsistence activities;•recognize that subsistence ways of life differ from region to region and are continuing to evolve, and where appropriate, park management practices may reflect regional diversity and evolution;•promote local involvement and participation in processes associated with subsistence management;•ensure that management practices involving the utilization of public lands adequately consider the potential for restriction of subsistence uses and impacts upon subsistence resources;•ensure that management of park resources is consistent with the conservation of unimpaired ecosystems and natural and healthy populations of fish and wildlife, incorporating scientific data and principles with traditional knowledge and cultural values; and•promote effective communication and mutual understanding of subsistence uses and related cultural and social values, and park purposes and protection, between the NPS, subsistence users, the State of Alaska and the public.
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COSTS

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*$99,800.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$101,800.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$12,011.13Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$6,675.00
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$259.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$500.00
Total Costs$112,070.13Est. Total Next FY*$108,975.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.15Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*1.15
Cost RemarksTwo Federal register notices for Subsistence Resource Commission meetings and one Federal register notice for Department of the Interior nominations were produced. The total cost as $1,810. Divided among the seven commissions represented in each notice, the “other” cost per commission includes $259.Est Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Animals
Fish and Wildlife
Environment
Environmental Issues
Land
National Parks, Sites, Trails, Recreational Areas Monuments
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-035362National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Kobuk Valley National Park2019
 COM-033243National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Kobuk Valley National Park2018
 COM-001512National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Kobuk Valley National Park2017
 COM-002724National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Kobuk Valley National Park2016
 COM-003729National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Kobuk Valley National Park2015
 COM-004902National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Kobuk Valley National Park2014
 COM-005740National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Kobuk Valley National Park2013
 COM-006982National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Kobuk Valley National Park2012
 COM-007750National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Kobuk Valley National Park2011
 COM-009200National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Kobuk Valley National Park2010
 COM-009988National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Kobuk Valley National Park2009
 COM-011121National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Kobuk Valley National Park2008
 COM-011791National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Kobuk Valley National Park2007
 COM-013004National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Kobuk Valley National Park2006
 COM-013578National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Kobuk Valley National Park2005
 COM-014908National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Kobuk Valley National Park2004
 COM-015603National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Kobuk Valley National Park2003
 COM-017001National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Kobuk Valley National Park2002
 COM-017466National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Kobuk Valley National Park2001
 COM-018962National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Kobuk Valley National Park2000
 COM-019355National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Kobuk Valley National Park1999
 COM-020743National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Kobuk Valley National Park1998
 COM-021243National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Kobuk Valley National Park1997