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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameCentral Montana Resource Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number73549
Original Establishment Date3/11/2011Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://cloudapps-usda-gov.force.com/FSSRS/RAC_P...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date12/3/2018Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Deputy Forest Supervisor, Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest
Date Of Renewal Charter12/3/2020Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Sara
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Mayben
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*The SRS and Community Self-Determination Act as reauthorized in PL 110-343 and PL 112-141.Designated Federal Officer Phone*(406) 791-7700
Effective Date Of Authority*10/3/2008Designated Federal Officer Fax*(406) 731-5302
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*smayben@fs.fed.us
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Other Committee
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

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 committees 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 membership shall be balanced and have broad representation from within each of the three categories. 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?*Throughout its existence, this committee generally has met 1 time per year or every 2 years as needed to perform its duties. This relevant pre-work is sent out to members prior to the meeting so that the RAC can efficiently conduct its business in a 2.5 - 3.5 hour meeting.
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 prioritized recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksThe Central Montana RAC did not meet in FY2019. The committee did not meet due the relatively short time between the reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools Act in late March 2018 and the expiration of the Forest Service's national charter in June 2018. The RAC will commence meeting and conducting business in late CY 2019 .
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

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 MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNo meeting or recommendations in FY19. However, these answers reflect the completion of projects in FY18 and 19 that were recommended and funded in FY17. The Forest Service reviews RAC recommended projects and, if approved, incorporates the projects into its program of work.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentImproved collaboration and accomplishment with county and private stakeholders for the stewardship of H-LCNF lands within the involved counties.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThis RAC has focused on collaborating on recommending projects that are accomplished using Title II funds. We do not have the ability to accurately quantify cost savings.Grants Review CommentThere were no meetings or recommendations in FY19. This RAC has never reviewed an actual grant.
Number Of Recommendations*36Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentNo new recommendations FY19. Previous years = 25 recommendations. There were 11 new recommendations in FY17. None in FY 18 or 19.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*100.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNo meeting or recommendations in FY18 or 19.11 new recommendations were made at the RACs most recent, September 14, 2017 meeting. 8 of these 11 projects were recommended for fully funded. These 11 have been completedAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentAll projects that have been recommended by this RAC have been fully implemented.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentNot applicable.
Agency Feedback CommentThe Forest Service (FS) Designated Federal Official and the RAC Coordinator are accessible to provide information to the committee on progress on recommended projects. Additionally Forest employees that engage in implementing specific projects often interact with members of RAC or other interested publics as these projects are implemented.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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COSTS

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*$15,000.00
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*$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$3,000.00Est. Total Next FY*$15,000.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.05Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.15
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001168Central Montana Resource Advisory Committee2017
 COM-002450Central Montana Resource Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003319Central Montana Resource Advisory Committee2015
 COM-005192Central Montana Resource Advisory Committee2014
 COM-006071Central Montana Resource Advisory Committee2013
 COM-007317Central Montana Resource Advisory Committee2012
 COM-007581Central Montana Resource Advisory Committee2011
 COM-009487Central Montana Resource Advisory Committee2010
 COM-033450Central Montana Resource Advisory Committee2018