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DOI - 2054 - Northwestern California Resource Advisory Council - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameNorthwestern California Resource Advisory CouncilAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2015Committee Number2054
Original Establishment Date10/21/1976Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date6/1/2015Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*12
Current Charter Date1/3/2014Designated Fed Officer Position Title*BLM Northern California District Manager
Date Of Renewal Charter1/3/2016Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Nancy
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination Authority43 USC 1701Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Haug
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Federal Land Policy and Management Act, Sec. 309Designated Federal Officer Phone*(530) 224-2160
Effective Date Of Authority*10/21/1976Designated Federal Officer Fax*(530) 224-2172
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Merge
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*It provided recommendations on issues to be considered in develoopment of new management plans for the Redding and Arcata Field offices, and provided comments for the BLM to consider as it consoloidates the Northwest California and Northeast California RACs in to a new Northern California District Resource Advisory Council. The October meeting was the last for the Northwest California RAC. The Northwestern California RAC brings diverse public land stakeholder viewpoints to the attention of BLM managers working in an area with widely divergent public viewpoints and varied natural resource issues. The RAC is a venue for the BLM to share information about natural resource management with a wide audience. Members also help share BLM positions with their represented stakeholder groups. BLM Field managers work closely with members to seek opinions and advice in critical planning areas, involving the RAC early in the planning process. The RAC usually meets three to four times a year, with all meetings open to the public. The RAC has been working with the BLM on image and identity issues, and is poised to provide important recommendations on a controversial wind energy development proposal.
How is membership balanced?*The Northwestern California Resource Advisory council is composed of 12 members distributed in a balanced fashion among the following groups and within those groups. Specific interests include: 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. RAC members are balanced geographically, with members coming from all regions within the RAC's area of interest, and from rural and urban areas.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*No meetings were held in FY 2015.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The committee is necessary to help BLM managers make natural resource management decisions in a collaborative atmosphere, fully involving the people who use, and have an interest in, the public lands.
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, announced through BLM social media chanels and published in the news media.
Recommendation RemarksThe BLM California State Office terminated this Resource Advisory Council and created a new Northern California District Resource Advisory Council which merged the Northwest and Northeast California Resource Advisory Councils. The new Northern California District Resource Advisory Council was established on June 1, 2015.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
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 RAC's recommendation on planning issues for the Arcata and Redding field offices were incorporated into the pre-plan now under development.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThe RAC provides a public forum for community and stakeholder involvement in the management of public lands and natural resources.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 Northwestern California RAC. However, the contributions of the RAC are of great benefit to the BLM.Grants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*36Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentIn FY 2014, the RAC worked closely with managers in the BLM Arcata and Redding field offices on determing issues that should be adddressed when the offices develop new resource management plans, a process expected to get underway in 2014. The RAC also provide comments and advice on the proposed formation of a new Northern California District RAC.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*85.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentSuggestions for issued to be considered in land use planning for the Arcaa and Redding field offices were incorporated into preplans for the new RMPs. .Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*15.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThe BLM accepted recommendations on new RAC formation, but did not adopt a recommendation that the Central California RAC membership be expanded from 12 to 15 members.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentBLM-California disseminates meeting information via the news media, the BLM-California website, and direct mail.
Agency Feedback Comment*BLM-California field managers and members of the BLM-California State Director's staff participate regularly in RAC meetings. The state director provides feedback letters on RAC recommendations.Narrative Description*The BLM California State Office terminated this Resource Advisory Council and created a new Northern California District Resource Advisory Council which merged the Northwest and Northeast California Resource Advisory Councils. The new Northern California District Resource Advisory Council was established on June 1, 2015.The Northwestern California RAC has members representing diverse interests in BLM-managed public lands. Members provide BLM managers with information on various stakeholder viewpoints on public land management and how best to conserve the land and resources for current and future generations of Americans. RAC members also convey to their constituents information on BLM programs and actions. Members are selected from across the geographic area of interest for the council. This RAC will be merged with the Northeast California RAC to form a new Northern California District RAC.
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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*$0.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
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*$0.00
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*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-004893Northwestern California Resource Advisory Council2014
 COM-005762Northwestern California Resource Advisory Council2013
 COM-007046Northwestern California Resource Advisory Council2012
 COM-007900Northwestern California Resource Advisory Council2011
 COM-009217Northwestern California Resource Advisory Council2010
 COM-009953Northwestern California Resource Advisory Council2009
 COM-011099Northwestern California Resource Advisory Council2008
 COM-011717Northwestern California Resource Advisory Council2007
 COM-013093Northwestern California Resource Advisory Council2006
 COM-013679Northwestern California Resource Advisory Council2005
 COM-014949Northwestern California Resource Advisory Council2004
 COM-015597Northwestern California Resource Advisory Council2003
 COM-016976Northwestern California Resource Advisory Council2002
 COM-017531Northwestern California Resource Advisory Council2001
 COM-018913Northwestern California Resource Advisory Council2000
 COM-019465Northwestern California Resource Advisory Council1999
 COM-020709Northwestern California Resource Advisory Council1998
 COM-021254Northwestern California Resource Advisory Council1997