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DOI - 73512 - Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area Advisory Council - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameDominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area Advisory CouncilAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2018Committee Number73512
Original Establishment Date2/5/2010Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date1/9/2018Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*10
Current Charter Date2/19/2016Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area Manager
Date Of Renewal Charter2/19/2018Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date1/9/2018Designated Federal Officer First Name*Collin
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination Authority5 U.S.C. Appendix 2Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Ewing
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Subtitle E, Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Public Law 111-11)Designated Federal Officer Phone*(970) 244-3049
Effective Date Of Authority*3/30/2009Designated Federal Officer Fax*(970) 244-3083
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Council advises the Secretary of Interior (Secretary) through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) with respect to the preparation and implementation of the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area (NCA) Resource Management Plan (RMP) for public lands within the Dominguez-Escalante NCA as described in Title II, Subtitle E – Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area of the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (P.L.111-11).The Advisory Council ensures that the broad range of public interests are represented, that the planning process is inclusive and transparent, and that the BLM will maintain and encourage the consensus-building spirit that led to the legislation and designation that established the Dominguez-Escalante NCA.In 2014, the Council reviewed the Draft RMP and focused on the differences between the Council's past recommendations and the BLM's preferred alternative. Meetings were broadly and frequently attended by members of the public, in some cases up to 60 individuals. Each meeting includes opportunities for members of the public to speak to the Advisory Council and the BLM for up to 30 minutes. This process has given the public an indication of which Advisory Council members to work with in follow-up conversations, and has ensured that both the BLM and the public hear a broad range of viewpoints on public land management issues.
How is membership balanced?*The Advisory Council consists of 10 members. As specified in P.L.111-11, the Advisory Council membership consists of the following: (1) 1 member appointed after considering the recommendations of the Mesa County Commission; (2) 1 member appointed after considering the recommendations of the Montrose County Commission; (3) 1 member appointed after considering the recommendations of the Delta County Commission; (4) 1 member appointed after considering the recommendations of the permittees holding grazing allotments within the Conservation Area or the Wilderness; and (5) Six members that reside in, or within reasonable proximity to, Mesa County, Delta County, or Montrose County, Colorado, with recognized backgrounds reflecting— (a) the purposes for which the National Conservation Area or Wilderness was established; and (b) the interests of the stakeholders, including the general public, that are affected by the planning and management of the National Conservation Area and Wilderness.In appointing members to the Advisory Council, the Secretary ensures that the membership of the Advisory Council is fairly balanced in terms of the points of view represented and the functions performed by the Advisory Council members. Persons are appointed to serve at the pleasure of the Secretary. To be eligible for appointment to the Advisory Council, a person must be qualified through education, training, knowledge, or experience to give informed and objective advice regarding the purposes for which the Dominguez-Escalante NCA was established; have demonstrated experience or knowledge of the geographical area under the purview of the Advisory Council; have demonstrated a commitment to collaborate in seeking solutions to a wide spectrum of resource management issues; and have the ability to represent their designated constituency. Advisory Council members must reside in, or within reasonable proximity to Mesa, Montrose, or Delta counties, Colorado. Advisory Council members must be supported by letters of recommendation from the groups or interests they will represent.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*In Fiscal Year 2017, the Advisory Council met two times. The members of the Advisory Council discussed the Approved RMP and implementation priorities. The meetings were relevant to the planning process and provided the public an opportunity to hear various viewpoints and discussions about the elements of the RMP and weigh in on their desired implementation priorities.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The enabling statute requires that the Dominguez-Escalante NCA be managed to serve the needs of a diverse group of users while also tapping into the views and expertise of cooperating Federal and state agencies and private industry, particularly in the recreation field. This diverse group of users would not be adequately served without their direct input.
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 Colorado website, and distributed to local newspapers.
Recommendation RemarksThe Council has fulfilled its duties as stated in the enabling legislation. The Dominguez-Escalante Resource Management Plan was approved by the Bureau of Land Management on January 9, 2017. The Council held its last meeting on Monday, January 8, 2018 and the Council sunset on January 9, 2018.

Legislation directed the BLM to form the advisory council to advise the BLM through the development of the Resource Management Plan.


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 SatisfactionYesAction CommentThe agency has used the Advisory Council's recommendations to develop a range of alternatives through the resource management planning process, and to make changes to the Proposed Plan alternative from the Draft Preferred.
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 CommentAn in-depth analysis has not been done to determine cost savings associated with the Advisory Council. However, the contributions of the advisory council are of great benefit to the BLM.Grants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*53Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentBetween the Draft and Final EIS, the council made 13 recommendations for changes from the BLM's preferred alternative to the Proposed RMP. No formal recommendations for FY 2016.The Advisory Council also provided approximately 40 discrete recommendations to the BLM regarding the range of alternatives for the RMP prior to the release of the Draft RMP in 2013.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*87.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe BLM considered all of the Council's 40 recommendations in developing the range of alternatives for the RMP.Of the 13 recommendations for changes from Preferred to Proposed, BLM fully implemented 7, partially implemented 3, and did not implement 3 in the Proposed RMP.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*6.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentOf the 13 recommendations for changes from Preferred to Proposed, BLM fully implemented 7, partially implemented 3, and did not implement 3 in the Proposed RMP.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentInformation related to the Advisory Council is posted on the Committee's Website, or members may contact the Designated Federal Officer.
Agency Feedback Comment*The agency provides feedback in providing the Advisory Council with a range of planning alternatives to review, where they can see that their recommendations were incorporated. The agency discusses the rationale for the range of alternatives.Narrative Description*The Advisory Council ensures that a broad range of public interests are represented, establishes an inclusive and transparent planning process, and will maintain and encourage the consensus-building spirit that led to the legislation and designation that established the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area.
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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
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est Cost Remarks
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Interest Areas

Plant Biology
Rural Development
Animal Sciences and Husbandry
Fish and Wildlife
Applied Science
Applied Sciences
Natural Resources
Federal Government
Conservation and Preservation
Grazing Areas
Land Management and Use
National Parks, Sites, Trails, Recreational Areas Monuments


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001521Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area Advisory Council2017
 COM-002750Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area Advisory Council2016
 COM-003563Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area Advisory Council2015
 COM-004841Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area Advisory Council2014
 COM-005654Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area Advisory Council2013
 COM-007042Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area Advisory Council2012
 COM-007851Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area Advisory Council2011
 COM-009187Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area Advisory Council2010