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Committee NameThe Wyoming Resource Advisory CouncilAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number75232
Original Establishment Date10/6/2010Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*10
Current Charter Date12/12/2018Designated Fed Officer Position Title*BLM-Wyoming Acting State Director
Date Of Renewal Charter12/12/2020Designated Federal Officer PrefixMrs
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Mary
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameJo
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Rugwell
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Federal Land Policy and Management Act, Sec. 309Designated Federal Officer Phone*(307) 775-6001
Effective Date Of Authority*10/21/1976Designated Federal Officer Fax*307-775-6003
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The RAC offers advice to the BLM and serves as a sounding board and input-working group for BLM Wyoming. RAC members are able to provide input to the BLM regarding the viewpoints from their constituencies on local natural resource issues. During meetings, they generate ideas for improving multiple-use management, touching on oil & gas, solids & minerals, water development, wild horses, inspection & enforcement, sage grouse management and other issues.
How is membership balanced?*The Wyoming Resource Advisory Council is composed of 10 members distributed in a balanced fashion based on multiple factors, including geographic disbursement (covering areas with BLM-managed surface lands and sub-surface minerals). Further balance is obtained through the appointments based on the three primary categories. Category I includes those holding Federal grazing permits or leases, and energy and mineral development. Category II includes nationally or regionally recognized environmental organizations, archaeological and historical interests, and nationally or regionally recognized wild horse and burro interest groups. Category III includes state, county, or locally elected office-holders, and represent the public-at-large.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Wyoming RAC generally meets two to four times a year in various locations throughout the state. The meetings consist of updates of activities related to Wyoming public lands. RAC members stay up to date on BLM programs and issues and offer pertinent and timely advice.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Wyoming is characterized by wide-open spaces and great distances between communities. It is difficult to meet with a cross-section of interests on a particular issue without bringing them together in a common place. The RAC meets this need and allows the BLM to hear from a variety of interests without excessive time and expense. The RAC meetings have members of the public in attendance.
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 Wyoming website, and distributed to local newspapers.
Recommendation RemarksThe RAC held no meetings during FY 2018 due to a lack of a quorum, per BLM regulations.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
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 RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThe RAC provides an interface between various land use groups and interests and is an effective liaison between the agency and the multiple use-oriented public. They help enhance trust and the public's feelings of involvement where the public land is concerned. The RAC also represents the public in resource management planning, providing input for consideration on management strategies, their applicability and possible outcomes.Number 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 Wyoming RAC.Grants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*11Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe RAC did not make formal recommendations during FY2018.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*100.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentAll recommendations made previous to FY 2017 were full implemented.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNot ApplicableAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentAll avenues are used to keep RAC members aware of agency actions, including mail and email.
Agency Feedback CommentBLM representatives provide feedback via emails to the RAC members or during briefings and discussions at RAC meetings.Narrative Description*While no meetings occurred in FY2018, some staff costs were incurred as a result of member nomination and charter renewal processes. Because of their diverse backgrounds, members of the Wyoming RAC provide varied and valuable input on a number of issues related to natural resource management in Wyoming. The RAC is also a vehicle for public participation and provides input to the BLM from their respective constituencies. Council members address public comments made during regular RAC meetings and provide perspective to the public relating to BLM policies.
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001382The Wyoming Resource Advisory Council2017
 COM-002749The Wyoming Resource Advisory Council2016
 COM-003652The Wyoming Resource Advisory Council2015
 COM-004980The Wyoming Resource Advisory Council2014
 COM-005795The Wyoming Resource Advisory Council2013
 COM-007178The Wyoming Resource Advisory Council2012
 COM-007848The Wyoming Resource Advisory Council2011
 COM-033217The Wyoming Resource Advisory Council2018