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DOI - 2040 - Rocky Mountain Resource Advisory Council - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameRocky Mountain Resource Advisory CouncilAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number2040
Original Establishment Date8/21/1995Committee 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 Rocky Mountain District Manager
Date Of Renewal Charter3/5/2022Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Catherine
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Cook
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Federal Land Policy and Management Act, Section 309Designated Federal Officer Phone*(719) 269-8554
Effective Date Of Authority*10/21/1976Designated Federal Officer Fax*(719) 269-8599
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 Rocky Mountain RAC develops recommendations for BLM through the Designated Federal Official with respect to the land use planning, classification, retention, management, and disposal of the public lands within Royal Gorge, Gunnison, and San Luis Valley Field Offices. The RAC also develops amenity recreation fee recommendations for the BLM and U.S. Forest Service.

All recommendations are made through RAC meetings and workshops where the members convey public opinion and guidance on public land issues. The BLM strongly considers RAC members' recommendations and advice on public land management issues.
How is membership balanced?*The Rocky Mountain RAC is composed of 15 members appointed by the Secretary of the Interior as representatives balanced among the following three interest areas: Category 1 includes individuals 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 2 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; and Category 3 includes state, county, or locally elected office holders, employees of State agencies responsible for the management of natural resources, members of Indian Tribes, persons employed as academicians in natural resource management or the natural sciences, or those who represent the public-at-large.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Rocky Mountain RAC did not meet in FY2020. Meetings are typically held once a quarter, and when appropriate, held on-site to discuss a specific local issue such as water rights or land management prescriptions. Meeting topics are generally based on current issues and therefore recommendations are timely and relevant. These topics may include the Eastern Colorado RMP, Browns Canyon NM RMP, bighorn sheep habitat and domestic sheep grazing, homeless populations on public lands, proposals for new recreation site fees, and/or trespass and range management.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*RAC members are important in involving public opinion in the BLM decision-making process. The RAC represents a diverse and well-informed cross-section of the public and provides advice and recommendations on public land management issues. RAC members are often more familiar with public land management issues than the general public, but are able to represent public concerns and bring a different yet informed perspective to the BLM. RAC members interact with the public and their stakeholder groups to encourage input and participation at meetings. This often helps with the resolution of local issues.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings are open to the public. Notices of the meetings are published in the Federal Register, posted on the BLM Colorado website, and distributed to local newspapers.
Recommendation RemarksThe Rocky Mountain RAC did not meet in FY2020.


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 CommentAs a result of the RAC's input, the BLM has found new ways to address certain ongoing issues such as user conflicts at the Cache Creek Area, thanks in large part to advice and ideas shared by RAC members.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThe RAC meetings give the public an additional opportunity to provide comments and discuss issues with RAC members and BLM employees. This can result in issues being resolved before they become significant problems. Additionally, this interaction can create solutions to problems.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 Rocky Mountain RAC. However, the contributions of the RAC are of great benefit to the BLM.Grants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*30Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe RAC did not make any formal recommendations in FY2020.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*75.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentMost RAC recommendations are implemented, and when they are not, the BLM talks through the reasons why the recommendation cannot be implemented.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*25.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentIn past years, the RAC has made recommendations that the BLM has considered but not implemented. An example is the recommendation the RAC made for the Royal Gorge Field Office to conduct another environmental impact statement for the Over the River Project when the proponent asked for a schedule change. Most RAC recommendations are implemented, and when they are not, the BLM discusses why the recommendations cannot be implemented.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*BLM Colorado provides feedback through manager updates given at every RAC meeting. This gives the BLM opportunities to notify RAC members of pressing and topical issues. Another avenue for agency feedback is in the old business part of the agenda for each meeting. The BLM offers updates to what was discussed at previous meetings.Narrative Description*The RAC brings additional public opinion and involvement to the BLM. Rocky Mountain RAC members are often more familiar with public land management issues than the general public. They are better able to represent public concerns and often bring a different perspective to the Designated Federal Officer and other BLM employees.
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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*$5,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$26,000.00
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*$10,000.00
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*$2,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$3,000.00
Total Costs$5,000.00Est. Total Next FY*$41,000.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.40
Cost RemarksCosts reflect staff time spent re-chartering the RAC and processing the BLM's national call for nominations.Est Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Mining and Minerals
State Government
Tribal Government


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-035425Rocky Mountain Resource Advisory Council2019
 COM-033276Rocky Mountain Resource Advisory Council2018
 COM-001565Rocky Mountain Resource Advisory Council2017
 COM-002778Rocky Mountain Resource Advisory Council2016
 COM-003692Front Range Resource Advisory Council2015
 COM-004836Front Range Resource Advisory Council2014
 COM-005761Front Range Resource Advisory Council2013
 COM-006984Front Range Resource Advisory Council2012
 COM-007766Front Range Resource Advisory Council2011
 COM-009163Front Range Resource Advisory Council2010
 COM-009979Front Range Resource Advisory Council2009
 COM-011058Front Range Resource Advisory Council2008
 COM-011859Front Range Resource Advisory Council2007
 COM-012932Front Range Resource Advisory Council2006
 COM-013544Front Range Resource Advisory Council2005
 COM-014856Front Range Resource Advisory Council2004
 COM-015564Front Range Resource Advisory Council2003
 COM-016849Front Range Resource Advisory Council2002
 COM-017474Front Range Resource Advisory Council2001
 COM-018857Front Range Resource Advisory Council2000
 COM-019427Front Range Resource Advisory Council1999
 COM-020842Front Range Resource Advisory Council1998
 COM-021371Front Range Resource Advisory Council1997