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USDA - 71999 - West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameWest Virginia Resource Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number71999
Original Establishment Date Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date12/3/2018Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Greenbrier District Ranger, Monongahela National Forest
Date Of Renewal Charter12/3/2020Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Jack
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Tribble
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*SRS and Community Self-Determination Act as reauthorized in PL 110-343, PL 112-141 and as amended Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 PL. 115-334.Designated Federal Officer Phone*(304) 456-3335
Effective Date Of Authority*10/3/2008Designated Federal Officer Fax*(304) 456-3441
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Other Committee


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The purpose of a Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act Resource Advisory Committee is to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service consistent with Division C, Title VI of Public Law 110-343.The Act describes the duties of the committee as follows: to review projects proposed by counties and other interested parties; to recommend projects and funding; to provide early and continuous coordination with Forest Service officials; to provide frequent opportunities for citizens, organizations, tribes, land management agencies and other interested parties to participate openly and meaningfully, beginning in the early stages of project development; to monitor projects approved under the Act; to advise the designated federal official on the progress of monitoring; and to make recommendations for any appropriate changes or adjustments to projects being monitored.
How is membership balanced?*The committee is comprised of 15 members, five in each of three categories prescribed in the Act. Within each category, the Act identifies specific interests members are to represent. Committees are formed in geographic areas to ensure each national forest located within a participating county or counties has access to a resource advisory committee. The Act requires members to be residents of the state or states within which the committee has jurisdiction.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The RAC will meet 1-5 times annually or as needed to perform its duties.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The RAC is necessary to improve collaborative relationships among the people that use and care for the National Forests and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings are open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksThe West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee met four times in 2020. They recommended 27 projects for $620,576 in Secure Rural Schools Title II funding.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction 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 MakingYesAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsYes
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNot Applicable
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*Yes
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed35
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended27
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$965,868.00
Cost Savings CommentNot ApplicableGrants Review CommentSince its inception, the WV RAC has reviewed 35 projects proposals that, if recommended, would have likely been funded through a grant. The RAC recommended 27 of these projects for a total value of $965,868 in grants awarded.
Number Of Recommendations*112Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentSince its inception, the WV RAC has made 112 project recommendations. They recommended funding 89 projects and recommended not funding 23 projects.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*73.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentMonongahela National Forest has fully implemented 82 recommendations. This includes completing 59 recommended projects on-the-ground and not funding 23 projects that were not recommended for funding.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*27.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentMonongahela National Forest has partially implemented 30 projects. These recommended projects are underway, but have not yet been completed on-the-ground.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentNot applicable.
Agency Feedback Comment*The Forest Service (FS) Designated Federal Official regularly reports to the committee on whether recommended project proposals are or are not approved by the FS. The DFO also reports on actions taken to implement approved projects. this may take the form of verbal reports and presentations at committee meetings, committee field trips and monitoring activities.Narrative Description*By recommending projects that maintain and improve the health of national forest ecosystems and improve cooperative relationships among the people who use and care for the national forests, the Secure Rural Schools resource advisory committees support the Forest Service mission to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The committees specifically support Forest Service strategic goals to 1. Restore, sustain, and enhance the national forests; and 2. provide and sustain benefits to the American people.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members* Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Members* Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Staff*$13,500.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$19,400.00
Payments to Consultants* Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff* Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Consultants* Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY* 
Other Costs Est. Other Costs Next FY* 
Total Costs$13,500.00Est. Total Next FY*$19,400.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)* Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY* 
Cost RemarksFederal salaries for Designated Federal Officer, Committee Coordinator and Forest Grants and Agreements Specialist to prep and attend meetings. Committee Coordinator time to assist project proponents.Est Cost RemarksWe anticipate holding the same number of RAC meetings as in 2021. In addition, we expect additional payments (salary) to our Designated Federal Officer and Committee Coordinator to recruit additional committee members.
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Interest Areas

Conservation and Preservation
Land Management and Use


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-036155West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee2019
 COM-033475West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee2018
 COM-001231West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee2017
 COM-003104West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003344West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee2015
 COM-005170West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee2014
 COM-006372West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee2013
 COM-006736West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee2012
 COM-008199West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee2011
 COM-009471West Virginia Resource Advisory Committee2010