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DOI - 2052 - Central California Resource Advisory Council - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameCentral California Resource Advisory CouncilAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number2052
Original Establishment Date10/21/1976Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*12
Current Charter Date11/9/2021Designated Fed Officer Position Title*BLM's Central California District Manager
Date Of Renewal Charter11/9/2023Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Chris
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Heppe
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Federal Land Policy and Management Act, Sec. 309Designated Federal Officer Phone*(916) 941-3101
Effective Date Of Authority*10/21/1976Designated Federal Officer Fax*(916) 941-3199
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Central California RAC provides diverse perspectives from individuals with a wide range of backgrounds representing various interest groups to advise the BLM on management issues for vastly different public lands stretching from the Sierra Nevada through the San Joaquin Valley to the California Coast. This breadth of experiences provides valuable input to the BLM on how the public, elected officials and user groups want to see public lands managed for the benefit of the American people both now and in the future.
How is membership balanced?*The Central California Resource Advisory Council is composed of 12 members distributed in a balanced fashion into three groups. 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?*The RAC would like to schedule 4 meetings per year.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The RAC members live, play and work on or near public lands within the Central California District. They are committed to utilizing, yet preserving those lands and their advice help guide the BLM in how we manage those lands, the challenges we face and offer unique solutions. The RAC also makes recommendations regarding standard amenity recreation fees and expanded amenity recreation fees to the BLM and U.S. Forest Service whenever the recommendations related to public concerns in the area of the District. The RAC offers a good sounding board to receive local feedback.
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 California website, and distributed to local newspapers.
Recommendation RemarksThe RAC met on November 17-18, 2021, and June 22, 2022.


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 DeliveryNoAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentThe BLM incorporates RAC input into land use planning processes and decision-making processes and discussion, and when setting priorities and allocating resources.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentTypically, the RAC holds two in-person meetings each year.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 Central California RAC. However, the contributions of the RAC are of great benefit to the BLM.Grants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*17Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThere were no new recommendations in FY 2022.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentAccess OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentThere is media notification of RAC meetings and coverage in the online BLM-California publication news.bytes and social media.
Agency Feedback Comment*Feedback is given to the RAC through meeting minutes, web-site postings, regular e-mail correspondence/phone calls, status briefings, and reports at subsequent meetings. The RAC has begun implementing Zoom virtual meetings as a way to meet at reduced cost.Narrative Description*The BLM's Central California RAC provides representative citizen council and advice to the Secretary of the Interior through the Bureau of Land Management's California State Director concerning the planning and management of public land resources located within the jurisdictional boundaries of the five field offices in the Central California region: Bakersfield, Bishop, Mother Lode, Central Coast and Ukiah.
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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*$23,786.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$25,000.00
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*$7,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$3,000.00
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$2,034.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$500.00
Total Costs$25,820.00Est. Total Next FY*$35,500.00
Date Cost Last Modified10/12/2022 12:48 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.30
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.30Est Cost RemarksEstimated total costs is 35,500.00 as long as the RAC meets in-person 3-4 times next fiscal year.
Cost RemarksOther costs includes the statewide Federal Register Notice Call for Nominations. Each District paid 604.00 toward the publication of the FRN in 2022. Remaining costs were incurred for FRN meeting publication.  
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Interest Areas

Natural Resources
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-039398Central California Resource Advisory Council2021
 COM-037069Central California Resource Advisory Council2020
 COM-035331Central California Resource Advisory Council2019
 COM-033220Central California Resource Advisory Council2018
 COM-001570Central California Resource Advisory Council2017
 COM-002774Central California Resource Advisory Council2016
 COM-003706Central California Resource Advisory Council2015
 COM-004996Central California Resource Advisory Council2014
 COM-005774Central California Resource Advisory Council2013
 COM-006986Central California Resource Advisory Council2012
 COM-007865Central California Resource Advisory Council2011
 COM-009162Central California Resource Advisory Council2010
 COM-009996Central California Resource Advisory Council2009
 COM-011225Central California Resource Advisory Council2008
 COM-011850Central California Resource Advisory Council2007
 COM-012958Central California Resource Advisory Council2006
 COM-013692Central California Resource Advisory Council2005
 COM-014817Central California Resource Advisory Council2004
 COM-015545Central California Resource Advisory Council2003
 COM-016808Central California Resource Advisory Council2002
 COM-017470Central California Resource Advisory Council2001
 COM-018928Central California Resource Advisory Council2000
 COM-019343Central California Resource Advisory Council1999
 COM-020687Central California Resource Advisory Council1998
 COM-021089Central California Resource Advisory Council1997