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DOI - 2068 - Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council - Statutory (Congress Created)
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameEastern Washington Resource Advisory CouncilAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number2068
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 Date11/8/2021Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Spokane District Manager
Date Of Renewal Charter11/8/2023Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Kurt
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Pindel
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Federal Land Policy and Management Act, Sec. 309Designated Federal Officer Phone*(509) 536-1200
Effective Date Of Authority*10/21/1976Designated Federal Officer Fax*(509) 536-1275
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*kpindel@blm.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The District is committed to fully engaging the RAC and boosting the performance to ensure effectiveness. The current Resource Management Plan Amendment requires RAC input and review of all plan alternatives.
How is membership balanced?*This RAC is composed of 15 members, representing 3 categories of balanced interests: commodity, non-commodity, and local area interest. Each category has 5 members.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The RAC did not have a quorum or meet in FY2021. The RAC has been engaged and highly interested in the RMP as well as public access to Juniper Dunes which could allow for future development.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The RAC provides valuable input to the Spokane District managers on a host of important land management issues. The current issue is the Juniper Dunes access road and development. The varied interests and backgrounds of the RAC members are invaluable to us.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksThe RAC did not meet in FY 2022.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
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 DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentN/A
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants 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 RAC. However, the contributions of the RAC are of great benefit to the BLM.Grants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*34Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe RAC did not meet or submit recommendations in FY2022.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*35.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe RAC recommendations have great merit, but cannot always be implemented fully due to legal or policy constraints. Recommendations on resource management plans are sometimes included in the analysis.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*65.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThe value of these RAC recommendations is such that the agency will try to implement as much of a recommendation as is realistically and legally possible.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentRAC documentation is available at BLM district offices and on the BLM website.
Agency Feedback Comment*During meetings, the BLM briefs the RAC on how the Agency has implemented their recommendations.Narrative Description*The Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council helps to ensure the Spokane District sustains the health, diversity and productivity of our lands by providing recommendations that represent the varied interests and uses of public land in central and eastern Washington.
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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*$200.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$2,500.00
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*$500.00
Total Costs$200.00Est. Total Next FY*$3,000.00
Date Cost Last Modified10/18/2022 10:37 AMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.10
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.01Est Cost Remarks
Cost RemarksStaff costs were incurred during the FY22 call for nominations and preparing their annual comprehensive review.  
Hide Section - Interest Areas

Interest Areas

Category
Area
Energy
Natural Resources
Land
Land Management and Use
National Parks, Sites, Trails, Recreational Areas Monuments
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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Hide Section - SUBCOMMITTEES

SUBCOMMITTEES

Committee

Subcommittees

ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-032058Juniper Dunes Subcommittee2022
Hide Section - CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

No Documents Found
Hide Section - DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-039481Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council2021
 COM-037148Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council2020
 COM-035431Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council2019
 COM-033282Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council2018
 COM-001510Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council2017
 COM-002752Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council2016
 COM-003722Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council2015
 COM-004889Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council2014
 COM-005744Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council2013
 COM-006980Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council2012
 COM-007755Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council2011
 COM-009148Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council2010
 COM-009981Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council2009
 COM-011126Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council2008
 COM-011848Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council2007
 COM-012973Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council2006
 COM-013541Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council2005
 COM-014809Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council2004
 COM-015493Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council2003
 COM-016878Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council2002
 COM-017389Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council2001
 COM-018953Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council2000
 COM-019483Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council1999
 COM-020832Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council1998
 COM-021398Eastern Washington Resource Advisory Council1997