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DOI - 2069 - Utah Resource Advisory Council - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameUtah Resource Advisory CouncilAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number2069
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 Utah State Director
Date Of Renewal Charter3/5/2022Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Gregory
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Sheehan
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Federal Land Policy and Management Act, Sec. 309Designated Federal Officer Phone*(801) 539-4010
Effective Date Of Authority*10/21/1976Designated Federal Officer Fax*(801) 539-4013
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 RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The 15 members of the Utah RAC collaborate and coordinate to provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on resource and land management issues for 22.8 million acres of Federal public lands in Utah.
How is membership balanced?*The Utah RAC is comprised of 15 members distributed in a balanced fashion among the following interest groups: Category I - Federal grazing permits or leases; transportation or rights-of-way; developed outdoor recreation, OHV users, or commercial recreation activities; commercial timber industry; or energy and mineral development; Category II - nationally or regionally recognized environmental organizations; dispersed recreation activities; archaeological and historical interests; or nationally or regionally recognized wild horse and burro interest groups; Category III - 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; academicians in natural resource management or the natural sciences; or the public at large.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Generally, the Utah RAC meets approximately two to three times annually. The RAC meetings are very relevant to the BLM as the RAC members discuss current land management issues facing BLM Utah and make recommendations for action to the State Director.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*RAC members are carefully selected based on expertise, experience, and overall familiarity with public land management issues. The RAC is needed to provide advice to the BLM's Utah State Director on resource and land management issues. In addition, the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (FLREA) requires the Department of Agriculture and Interior to establish a Recreation Resource Advisory Council (RRAC) to provide advice and recommendations on recreation fees and fee areas in each State or region for Federal recreational lands and waters managed by the BLM or U.S. Forest Service (USFS). The law allows agencies to use existing RACs or establish new RRACs. For the State of Utah, the existing statewide BLM Utah RAC is designated to perform RRAC responsibilities pertaining to both BLM and USFS managed Federal lands and waters per the national interagency agreement between the USFS and BLM.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings are open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksThe RAC met three times during FY 2020. Recommendations made by the RAC are contained in meeting minutes on the RAC web page at:


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction 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 SatisfactionYesAction CommentNot Applicable
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThe Utah RAC serves as an independent group that represents all resources and strives to balance its recommendations. RAC members build trust because they are an authorized entity but not an integrated part of the Federal government. Their expertise results in quality recommendations for implementation by the BLM.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 Utah RAC. However, the contributions of the RAC are of great benefit to the BLM.Grants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*112Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentDuring FY 2020, the RAC made 2 recommendations:

* Desolation Canyon River Business Plan
* Price Field Office Campgrounds Business Plan
Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*90.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNot ApplicableAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNot ApplicableAccess OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentThe BLM provides hard copies of documentation upon request.
Agency Feedback Comment*The BLM provides feedback during presentations to the RAC by BLM managers. The BLM also provides feedback via email messages, mail, and telephone calls. The RAC chair also meets with the BLM Utah State Director regularly.Narrative Description*The BLM's Utah RAC is an effective partner in helping resolve public land issues that affect the quality of life in the West. The Utah RAC has been an excellent way to keep citizens engaged in the resource issues facing the public lands.
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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*$38,124.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$40,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$7,553.63Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$15,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$1,612.50Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$4,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$1,322.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$7,000.00
Total Costs$48,612.13Est. Total Next FY*$66,000.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.30Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.30
Cost RemarksEst Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Natural Resources
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-035422Utah Resource Advisory Council2019
 COM-033273Utah Resource Advisory Council2018
 COM-001545Utah Resource Advisory Council2017
 COM-002789Utah Resource Advisory Council2016
 COM-003667Utah Resource Advisory Council2015
 COM-004971Utah Resource Advisory Council2014
 COM-005776Utah Resource Advisory Council2013
 COM-007012Utah Resource Advisory Council2012
 COM-007772Utah Resource Advisory Council2011
 COM-009146Utah Resource Advisory Council2010
 COM-009982Utah Resource Advisory Council2009
 COM-011203Utah Resource Advisory Council2008
 COM-011823Utah Resource Advisory Council2007
 COM-012927Utah Resource Advisory Council2006
 COM-013691Utah Resource Advisory Council2005
 COM-014873Utah Resource Advisory Council2004
 COM-015480Utah Resource Advisory Council2003
 COM-016838Utah Resource Advisory Council2002
 COM-017439Utah Resource Advisory Council2001
 COM-018818Utah Resource Advisory Council2000
 COM-019441Utah Resource Advisory Council1999
 COM-020717Utah Resource Advisory Council1998
 COM-021277Utah Resource Advisory Council1997