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USDA - 33534 - Eastern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee - Statutory (Congress Created)
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameEastern Region Recreation Resource Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number33534
Original Establishment Date9/1/2006Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://www.fs.usda.gov/main/r9/recreation/racs
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*11
Current Charter Date2/21/2020Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Recreation Sites Program Manager
Date Of Renewal Charter2/21/2022Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Jonathan
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityFederal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, PL 108-4Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Heyl
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, P.L. 108-447, Section 804Designated Federal Officer Phone*(414) 297-3773
Effective Date Of Authority*12/8/2004Designated Federal Officer Fax*(414) 944-3474
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*jonathan.heyl@usda.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Other Committee
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The responsibility of this committee is to provide recommendations to the Forest Service and BLM consistent with the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act of 2004. Specifically, this committee provides recommendations on matters including, but not limited to: the implementation of a standard amenity recreation fee or an expanded amenity recreation fee or the establishment of a specific recreation fee site; the elimination of a standard amenity recreation fee or an expanded amenity recreation fee; the expansion or limitation of the recreation fee program; the implementation or elimination of noncommercial, individual special recreation permit fees; and the implementation of fee-level changes (increases or decreases).
How is membership balanced?*Membership shall be balanced and have broad representation from within each of the three membership groups. These groups include persons who represent: summer motorized recreation; winter motorized recreation; summer non-motorized recreation; winter non-motorized recreation; hunting and fishing; motorized outfitters and guides; non-motorized outfitters and guides; local environmental groups; a state tourism official; representative of affected Indian tribes; and representative of affected local governments.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Estimated number of meetings per year: 2. Each meeting is relevant in that they both broaden our collaborative relationships and they enable the Recreation RAC to provide recommendations on fee proposals.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Advice of the committee is not available from other sources because the Recreation Enhancement Act requires that Recreation Resource Advisory Committees be formed to provide recommendations, which the Secretary of Agriculture may accept or reject, on fee proposals.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings are open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksThere was no meeting activity in FY20 for the Eastern region Recreation RAC. Costs reported in FY20 are associated with recruiting Recreation RAC members.
Hide Section - PERFORMANCE MEASURES

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction 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 DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentN/A
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentN/ANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThe purpose of the committee does not relate to any cost savings measures.Grants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*417Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentNo new recommendations for FY2020.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*100.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentAll recommendations have been completed.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentN/AAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*NoAccess CommentNot applicable.
Agency Feedback Comment*N/ANarrative Description*The Recreation RAC supports the Forest Service mission by providing recommendations on recreation fees, which contribute to the sustainability of the Nation's forests and grasslands.
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COSTS

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*$11,775.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$99,336.00
Payments to Consultants* Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$10,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff* Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$5,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants* Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY* 
Other Costs Est. Other Costs Next FY*$500.00
Total Costs$11,775.00Est. Total Next FY*$114,836.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.10Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.75
Cost RemarksCosts associated with staff updating RRAC member packet and sending it to the Washington Office and USDA approval.Est Cost RemarksIf RRAC gets approved, the Region hopes to hold two meetings (one virtual and one in person in the fall if COVID allows)
Hide Section - Interest Areas

Interest Areas

Category
Area
Government
Federal Government
Land
Land Management and Use
National Parks, Sites, Trails, Recreational Areas Monuments
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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Hide Section - CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-036109Eastern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee2019
 COM-033429Eastern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee2018
 COM-001073Eastern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee2017
 COM-002169Eastern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003957Eastern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee2015
 COM-005244Eastern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee2014
 COM-005445Eastern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee2013
 COM-007360Eastern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee2012
 COM-008160Eastern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee2011
 COM-008630Eastern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee2010