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DOI - 2050 - Alaska Resource Advisory Council - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameAlaska Resource Advisory CouncilAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number2050
Original Establishment Date10/1/1995Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date3/5/2020Designated Fed Officer Position Title*BLM Alaska Acting State Director
Date Of Renewal Charter3/5/2022Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Chad
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameBrent
Specific Termination Authority43 USC 1701Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Padgett
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Federal Land Policy and Management Act, Sec. 309Designated Federal Officer Phone*(907) 271-5080
Effective Date Of Authority*10/21/1976Designated Federal Officer Fax*(907) 271-4596
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 Alaska RAC members represent various interest groups and stakeholders throughout Alaska, and therefore provide valuable feedback and recommendations to the BLM regarding various natural resource management programs and land use planning efforts.
How is membership balanced?*The Alaska Resource Advisory council is composed of 15 members distributed in a balanced fashion among the following groups and within those groups. Specific interests include: Category I includes those holding Federal grazing permits or leases, interests associated with transportation or rights-of-way, developed outdoor recreation, OHV users, or commercial recreation activities, commercial timber industry, or energy and mineral development. Category II includes nationally or regionally recognized environmental organizations, dispersed recreation activities, archaeological and historical interests, or nationally or regionally recognized wild horse and burro interest groups. (there are no Wild Horses and Burros in Alaska) Category III includes state, county, or locally elected office-holders, employee of a State agency responsible for the management of natural resources, Indian Tribes within or adjacent to the area for which the RAC is organized, are employed as academicians in natural resource management or the natural sciences, or represent the public-at-large.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The frequency of meetings and their relevance depends on funding and the importance of emerging resource issues. Normally BLM-Alaska holds at least two to three meetings each FY.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*It is beneficial that BLM Alaska receive outside counsel from private citizens on its programs and issues. The RAC's diverse membership comes from Native villages and remote towns, urban population centers such as Anchorage and Fairbanks, and from a number of points in between. The group meets periodically to review and analyze issues and offer sound feedback so the BLM can make decisions for what is best for the resources and the American people.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings are open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksThe RAC did not meet in FY 2020, but did incur staff time costs processing applications from the National Call for Nominations.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction 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 RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThe RAC members continue to be engaged in multiple land use planning efforts (Bering Sea & Western Interior, Central Yukon plans). These members provide community outreach to various stakeholder groups throughout the planning process and during the development of guidance.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentAn in-depth analysis has not been done to determine cost savings associated with the Alaska RAC. However, the feedback and input of the RAC are of great benefit to the BLM.Grants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*25Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe RAC made no recommendations in FY 2020.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNot ApplicableAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*NoAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*The BLM Alaska RAC held no meetings in FY 2020.Narrative Description*The Alaska RAC is a vital communications link to a wide range of stakeholder groups in the State of Alaska. Cooperation from those groups is essential to maintaining the health of the land, building effective partnerships, and ensuring the responsible use and development of Alaska's natural resources, including those which support the national energy strategy. The RAC members support the agency mission and strategic plan by informing their constituents about BLM plans and projects and conveying citizen concerns back to the BLM for discussion and/or action.
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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*$20,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$25,000.00
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*$25,000.00
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*$5,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$2,000.00
Total Costs$20,000.00Est. Total Next FY*$57,000.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.30Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.35
Cost RemarksRecruited during FY 2020 call for nominations, garnered and processed more than 20 applications. Composed updated handbook specific to Alaska RAC. Created teams page for ease of communications between RAC coordinator and newly approved RAC members. Created digital document library for education and information of RAC members. Planned and hosted virtual administrative meeting between RAC members in July 2020. Drafted and submitted Federal Register Notice package outlining dates for two subcommittee meetings in FY 21. Planning for FY 21 meetings began during FY 20.Est Cost RemarksThe RAC has two virtual subcommittee meetings planned. Should we be able to meet in person in 2021, a meeting in remote Alaska would cost up to $1,000.00 per persons flight, between $200-$300 a night for hotel accommodations per person and up to $30 per meal per person.
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Interest Areas

Plant Biology
Fish and Wildlife
Basic Science
Basic Sciences
Natural Resources
Environmental Issues
Conservation and Preservation
Land Management and Use
National Parks, Sites, Trails, Recreational Areas Monuments


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ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-032360Placer Mining Subcommittee2020


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-035393Alaska Resource Advisory Council2019
 COM-033261Alaska Resource Advisory Council2018
 COM-001527Alaska Resource Advisory Council2017
 COM-002763Alaska Resource Advisory Council2016
 COM-003671Alaska Resource Advisory Council2015
 COM-004970Alaska Resource Advisory Council2014
 COM-005741Alaska Resource Advisory Council2013
 COM-007003Alaska Resource Advisory Council2012
 COM-007753Alaska Resource Advisory Council2011
 COM-009175Alaska Resource Advisory Council2010
 COM-009917Alaska Resource Advisory Council2009
 COM-011239Alaska Resource Advisory Council2008
 COM-011672Alaska Resource Advisory Council2007
 COM-012937Alaska Resource Advisory Council2006
 COM-013643Alaska Resource Advisory Council2005
 COM-015011Alaska Resource Advisory Council2004
 COM-015448Alaska Resource Advisory Council2003
 COM-016813Alaska Resource Advisory Council2002
 COM-017393Alaska Resource Advisory Council2001
 COM-018908Alaska Resource Advisory Council2000
 COM-019503Alaska Resource Advisory Council1999
 COM-020716Alaska Resource Advisory Council1998
 COM-021253Alaska Resource Advisory Council1997