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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameSoutheast Oregon Resource Advisory CouncilAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2018Committee Number2067
Original Establishment Date10/1/1995Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://www.blm.gov/get-involved/resource-advis...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date3/5/2018Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Burns District Manager
Date Of Renewal Charter3/5/2020Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Jeff
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Rose
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Federal Land Policy and Management Act, Sec. 309; 43 U.S.C. 1739Designated Federal Officer Phone*541-573-4450
Effective Date Of Authority*10/21/1976Designated Federal Officer Fax*541-573-4411
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*j1rose@blm.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council (RAC) makes recommendations for consideration by BLM officials when planning key management actions. Members are proactive about getting information from resource managers and stakeholder groups so that they can provide informed feedback on programs and projects. Members have specific interest areas and geographic zones that they speak for during RAC discussions.
How is membership balanced?*The Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory council is composed of 15 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.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Meetings are scheduled quarterly, barring an emergency.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*This group is chartered by the Secretary of the Interior who has tasked it with independently reviewing land management practices and plans, and among the balanced members (in terms of interest), make formal recommendations which represent an agreed-upon perspective of a diverse group. There are numerous special-interest groups which make similar recommendations, but as a whole, the RAC themselves represent no single interest. As such, this is an invaluable tool with which to review land management practices and to make appropriate recommendations without fear of undue influence by one singular interest or another.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksThe Southeast Oregon RAC met three times during FY18.
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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 ChangesYesAction 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 CommentThe RAC facilitates dialogue between agency managers and the general public. RAC members bring an array of viewpoints to resource discussions and share policy changes and updates with their stakeholder groups and others.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThere has been no formal exploration of any associated cost-savings associated with the Southeast Oregon RAC. However, there is immeasurable value to the land management agencies, as input by way of the representatives can serve to substitute for official surveys of public sentiment related to any number of land management issues. Similarly, the collaborative and consultative service that the RAC provides as a means of interacting with the public also serves to better inform land management agencies of sentiments associated with certain groups or members of the public.Grants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*45Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentNo recommendations were submitted in FY18. In FY2017, the council conveyed 1 recommendation to the state director, asking that the RAC be included in the implementation of the Greater Sage Grouse Causal Factor Analysis process; and 1 recommendation to the Lakeview District to discontinue maintenance of the state-owned Highway Well Rest Area. This brings the total of recommendations conveyed during the life of the committee to 45.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*64.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNo recommendations from the SOUTHEAST OREGON RAC were fully implemented in FY2017. The RAC has not been able to meet since its recommendation to the State Director; and the Lakeview District is working with the state to address the Highway Well Rest Area's maintenance.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*36.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThe recommendations to the agency by the SOUTHEAST OREGON RAC were well received and implementation is in process for both.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentThe BLM provides information to RAC members through as many avenues as possible. Public access is available at BLM offices and online.
Agency Feedback CommentLand management agency representatives routinely address the Southeast Oregon RAC on activities on their respective districts and areas of responsibility. This includes answering questions associated with any land management practices or plans as well as keeping the RAC apprised of the progress, or lack thereof, of any recommendations made by the group--to include updates on implementation.Narrative Description*The Bureau of Land Management strives to manage public lands for numerous interests. In an effort to achieve that balance, RACs serve an important role in tempering public input and formulating well-thought-out and balanced recommendations to the land management agencies. Additionally, as RAC meetings are open to the public, members of the public are able to attend, allowing for transparency, and to directly address the RAC with specific concerns. Also, the RAC model allows for self-nomination and general nomination of representatives of numerous interests which affect, and are affected by, public lands. This allows public, special interest groups and others to have an avenue to serve their respective interest while contributing to a collaborative solution which is in turn endorsed and recognized by the land management agencies.
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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*$7,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$17,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$14,000.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$13,000.00
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*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$1,000.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$1,000.00
Total Costs$22,000.00Est. Total Next FY*$31,000.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.10Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.30
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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

  
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001507Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council2017
 COM-002738Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council2016
 COM-003699Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council2015
 COM-004864Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council2014
 COM-005804Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council2013
 COM-007004Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council2012
 COM-007783Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council2011
 COM-009139Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council2010
 COM-009927Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council2009
 COM-011095Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council2008
 COM-011805Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council2007
 COM-013010Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council2006
 COM-013563Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council2005
 COM-014880Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council2004
 COM-015475Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council2003
 COM-016927Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council2002
 COM-017405Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council2001
 COM-018809Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council2000
 COM-019490Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council1999
 COM-020794Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council1998
 COM-021324Southeast Oregon Resource Advisory Council1997