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DOI - 2052 - Central California Resource Advisory Council - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameCentral California Resource Advisory CouncilAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number2052
Original Establishment Date10/21/1976Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*12
Current Charter Date3/5/2020Designated Fed Officer Position Title*BLM's Central California District Manager
Date Of Renewal Charter3/5/2022Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Chris
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Heppe
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Federal Land Policy and Management Act, Sec. 309Designated Federal Officer Phone*(916) 941-3101
Effective Date Of Authority*10/21/1976Designated Federal Officer Fax*(916) 941-3199
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 BLM's Central California District RAC provides representative citizen council and advice to the Secretary of the Interior through the Bureau of Land Management's Central California District Manager concerning the planning and management of public land resources located within the jurisdictional boundaries of the BLM’s Central California District.
How is membership balanced?*The Central California Resource Advisory Council is composed of 12 members distributed in a balanced fashion into three groups. 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. 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 RAC, which usually meets 2 times a year, did not meet in FY2020. Once new members are appointed, the RAC anticipates resuming this meeting schedule.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The RAC serves in an advisory capacity concerning the issues relating to land use planning or the management of the public land resources located within the geographic area of the Central California District. The RAC also makes recommendations regarding standard amenity recreation fees and expanded amenity recreation fees to the BLM and U.S. Forest Service whenever the recommendations related to public concerns in the area of the District.
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 California website, and distributed to local newspapers.
Recommendation RemarksThe RAC did not meet and did not provide recommendations in FY2020.


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 OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentThe BLM incorporates RAC input into land use planning processes and decision-making processes and discussion, and when setting priorities and allocating resources.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentTypically, the RAC holds two in-person meetings each year: however, no meetings were held in FY2020. In FY2021 the RAC will continue discussion on a number of high priority issues, including fire rehab and fuels management, management of new monuments and land acquisitions, and oil and gas. The U.S. Forest Service is also waiting for the RAC to meet in order for it to review it's changes to policy.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 Central California RAC. However, the contributions of the RAC are of great benefit to the BLM.Grants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*17Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThere were no new recommendations in FY 2020.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*67.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe BLM fully implemented the following Central California RAC recommendations:The Sierra Resource Management Plan lists South Fork American River as eligible and suitable for wild and scenic river designation. The BLM implemented recreation fees at the Clear Creek Management Area.The BLM will consider military history in developing the plan for Fort Ord National Monument.There is an active community-based group for the Alabama Hills.There is an active community-based group for Chalfant.The BLM has grazing standards and guidelines.The Bishop campground fees will proceed to the final stages.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*33.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThe BLM has partially implemented the following Central California RAC recommendations:The BLM considered the Clear Creek Management Area Technical Review Team, but it was never finalized. The BLM adopted screening criteria for OHV areas. The BLM has not had an opportunity to use the criteria when modifying or expanding OHV areas.The Hollister and Mother Lode field offices have discussed potential areas with RAC members.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentThere is media notification of RAC meetings and coverage in the online BLM-California publication news.bytes and social media.
Agency Feedback Comment*Feedback is given to the RAC through meeting minutes, web-site postings, regular e-mail correspondence/phone calls, status briefings, and reports at subsequent meetings. The RAC has begun implementing video teleconferences as a way to meet at reduced cost.Narrative Description*The BLM's Central California RAC provides representative citizen council and advice to the Secretary of the Interior through the Bureau of Land Management's California State Director concerning the planning and management of public land resources located within the jurisdictional boundaries of the five field offices in the Central California region: Bakersfield, Bishop, Mother Lode, Central Coast and Ukiah.
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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*$3,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$20,000.00
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*$9,000.00
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*$4,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$5,000.00
Total Costs$3,000.00Est. Total Next FY*$38,000.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.10Est. 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

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-035331Central California Resource Advisory Council2019
 COM-033220Central California Resource Advisory Council2018
 COM-001570Central California Resource Advisory Council2017
 COM-002774Central California Resource Advisory Council2016
 COM-003706Central California Resource Advisory Council2015
 COM-004996Central California Resource Advisory Council2014
 COM-005774Central California Resource Advisory Council2013
 COM-006986Central California Resource Advisory Council2012
 COM-007865Central California Resource Advisory Council2011
 COM-009162Central California Resource Advisory Council2010
 COM-009996Central California Resource Advisory Council2009
 COM-011225Central California Resource Advisory Council2008
 COM-011850Central California Resource Advisory Council2007
 COM-012958Central California Resource Advisory Council2006
 COM-013692Central California Resource Advisory Council2005
 COM-014817Central California Resource Advisory Council2004
 COM-015545Central California Resource Advisory Council2003
 COM-016808Central California Resource Advisory Council2002
 COM-017470Central California Resource Advisory Council2001
 COM-018928Central California Resource Advisory Council2000
 COM-019343Central California Resource Advisory Council1999
 COM-020687Central California Resource Advisory Council1998
 COM-021089Central California Resource Advisory Council1997