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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNational Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Gates of the Arctic National ParkAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number555
Original Establishment Date12/2/1980Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://www.nps.gov/gaar/learn/historyculture/s...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*9
Current Charter Date8/8/2012Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Superintendent
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Greg
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityP.L. 96-487Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Dudgeon
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*P.L. 96-487Designated Federal Officer Phone*(907) 455-0615
Effective Date Of Authority*12/2/1980Designated Federal Officer Fax*(907) 455-0601
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*greg_dudgeon@nps.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
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 Commission is an advisory group. Federal law and regulation provide the opportunity for continued subsistence uses, including hunting, within the Gates of the Arctic National Park. The Subsistence Resource Commission for Gates of the Arctic National Park is a forum that promotes effective communication and mutual understanding of subsistence uses and related cultural resources. The Commission consults with every appropriate local advisory committee and regional council for comment and input on draft hunting plan recommendations. In addition to the advisory committee and regional council consultation process directed by P.L. 96-847 (the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act), the Commission is required to hold public meetings in all areas affected by the subsistence hunting program.The Commission’s recommendations will help the NPS to ensure the continuation of the opportunity for local rural residents to engage in the subsistence use of resources in Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve. The NPS has adopted the following mission statement to guide its activities. Subsistence will be managed as a legislated use consistent with the provisions of ANILCA (Section 202), the Organic Act of 1916, and parks’s enabling legislation to:•protect the opportunity for qualified local rural residents to continue traditional subsistence activities •recognize that subsistence ways of life differ from region to region and arecontinuing to evolve, and where appropriate, park management practices may reflect regional diversity and evolution •promote local involvement and participation in processes associated withsubsistence management •ensure that management practices involving the utilization of public lands adequately consider the potential for restriction of subsistence uses and impacts upon subsistence resources •ensure that management of park resources is consistent with the conservation of unimpaired ecosystems and natural and healthy populations of fishand wildlife, incorporating scientific data and principles with traditional knowledge and cultural values and•promote effective communication and mutual understanding of subsistence uses and related cultural and social values, and park purposes and protection,between the NPS, subsistence users, the State of Alaska and the public. The NPS SRC program is authorized under Title VIII, Section 808 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Public Law 96-487.
How is membership balanced?*Membership, as prescribed by the Commission's enabling legislation, consists of nine members as follows: (a) three members appointed by the Secretary of the Interior; (b) three members appointed by the Governor of Alaska; and (c) three members appointed by the regional council, as established by the Secretary or the State pursuant to section 805 of P.L. 96-487. The members include a range of individuals having personal knowledge of the region's subsistence conditions, and having an interest in Federal subsistence management.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Meetings are generally held twice a year, or as often as circumstances require. Commission recommendations are vitally important on matters relating to the taking of wildlife within the park, and are the foundation for the development and review of the subsistence hunting program.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Subsistence Resource Commission for Gates of the Arctic National Park was established by Congress to devise and recommend to the Secretary of the Interior and the Governor of Alaska a program for subsistence hunting within Gates of the Arctic National Park. The Commission's unique insight on local customary and traditional patterns of subsistence use within the park has been important in developing workable subsistence hunting plan recommendations.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings are open.
Recommendation RemarksDuring FY 2019, the Commission did not submit any formal hunting plan recommendations to the Secretary of Interior. The Commission met two times to review and consider development of subsistence program recommendations for Gates of the Arctic National Park. The Commission met in Fairbanks on November 13-14, 2018 and in Anaktuvuk Pass on April 16-17, 2019. Recommendations and discussion topics included writing a letter to the Secretary of the Interior to request an extension of the public review timeline for the Ambler Road Environmental Impact Statement and submitting Alaska Board of Game proposals to increase the bag limit for brown bears from 1 to 2 annually in Units 24B and 26A for Alaska residents.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsYes
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 CommentNot Applicable
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentDuring FY 2019, the Commission did not submit any formal hunting plan recommendations to the Secretary of Interior. The Commission continues to monitor issues related to Hunting Plan Recommendation 10-01. The Commission and National Park Service are working together to address concerns for management of wildlife populations within the national park and preserve.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*20Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentDuring FY 2019, the Commission did not submit any formal hunting plan recommendations to the Secretary of Interior. The Commission continues to monitor issues related to Hunting Plan Recommendation 10-01. The Commission and National Park Service are working together to address concerns for management of wildlife populations within the national park and preserve.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*60.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNot ApplicableAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*40.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNot ApplicableAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentInformation on Gates of the Arctic National Park may be found at: http://www.nps.gov/dena/parkmgmt/aoac.htm
Agency Feedback CommentNot ApplicableNarrative Description*The Subsistence Resource Commission for Gates of the Arctic National Park has been established by the Congress to devise and recommend to the Secretary of the Interior and the Governor of Alaska a program for subsistence hunting within Gates of the Arctic National Park. The Commission's unique insight on local customary and traditional patterns of subsistence use within the park has been important in developing workable recommendations. During FY 2019, the Commission did not submit any formal hunting plan recommendations to the Secretary of Interior but it did write a letter to the Secretary to request an extension of the public review timeline for the Ambler Road Environmental Impact Statement and submitted two Alaska Board of Game proposals to increase the bag limit for brown bears from 1 to 2 annually in Units 24B and 26A for Alaska residents.
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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*$110,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$112,200.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$8,400.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$8,500.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$4,000.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$4,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$800.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$800.00
Total Costs$123,200.00Est. Total Next FY*$125,500.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.15Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*1.15
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Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-033268National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Gates of the Arctic National Park2018
 COM-001563National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Gates of the Arctic National Park2017
 COM-002767National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Gates of the Arctic National Park2016
 COM-003693National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Gates of the Arctic National Park2015
 COM-004874National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Gates of the Arctic National Park2014
 COM-005766National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Gates of the Arctic National Park2013
 COM-006987National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Gates of the Arctic National Park2012
 COM-007775National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Gates of the Arctic National Park2011
 COM-009138National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Gates of the Arctic National Park2010
 COM-009941National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Gates of the Arctic National Park2009
 COM-011061National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Gates of the Arctic National Park2008
 COM-011865National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Gates of the Arctic National Park2007
 COM-012930National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Gates of the Arctic National Park2006
 COM-013535National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Gates of the Arctic National Park2005
 COM-014898National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Gates of the Arctic National Park2004
 COM-015437National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Gates of the Arctic National Park2003
 COM-016877National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Gates of the Arctic National Park2002
 COM-017471National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Gates of the Arctic National Park2001
 COM-018895National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Gates of the Arctic National Park2000
 COM-019403National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Gates of the Arctic National Park1999
 COM-020732National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Gates of the Arctic National Park1998
 COM-021296National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commission-Gates of the Arctic National Park1997