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Committee NameNorth Central Montana Resource Advisory CouncilAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number2059
Original Establishment Date10/1/1995Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date3/5/2018Designated Fed Officer Position Title*BLM North Central Montana District Manager
Date Of Renewal Charter3/5/2020Designated Federal Officer PrefixMr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Mark
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Albers
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Federal Land Policy and Management Act, Sec. 309Designated Federal Officer Phone*406-791-7794
Effective Date Of Authority*10/21/1976Designated Federal Officer Fax*406-731-5303
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 RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The RAC provides representative citizen counsel and advice to the Secretary of the Interior through the Bureau of Land Management's Designated Federal Officer concerning the planning and management of the public land resources located within the geographic area of the BLM's Central Montana District Office, Lewistown Field Office, HiLine District Office, and Great Falls Oil and Gas Field Station. It continues to develop recommendations for the BLM regarding the preparation, amendment, and implementation of the land use plans for the public lands and resources within the jurisdiction of the RAC. For example, but not limited to: The HiLine Resource Management Plan, Limekiln/Ruby project area, all-terain vehicle use, and monument plan implementation including fee amenities and fee proposals for the U.S. Forest Service.
How is membership balanced?*The North Central Montana Resource Advisory council is composed of 15 members distributed in a balanced fashion among the following 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 did not meet in FY2019.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*This RAC provides a solid link between public land users and public land managers. The RAC addresses the constant concern that the public is not involved with public resource decisions. The RAC provides a comfortable point of contact for some members of the public who want to discuss public resource issues. The end result is often a usable product for the BLM. RACs provide essential public collaboration with government officials, and an invaluable link between communities and BLM's local decision-makers about the management of the public's lands. The RAC's help bridge the gap between the members of the public and the BLM to increase the understanding of BLM's positions.
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 Montana website, and distributed to local news media.
Recommendation RemarksThe RAC did not develop recommendations in FY 2019.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
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 OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentN/A
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThe most significant outcome associated with this RAC is the coordination and communication with the interested public about BLM policies, plans, and regulations.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 North Central Montana RAC. Contributions of the RAC benefit the BLM.Grants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*28Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentNo recommendations made in FY 2019.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*95.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe majority of the RAC's recommendations were implemented into the planning processes for specific projects and long term management of the North Central Montana District Offices.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*5.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentThe RAC's recommendations into the Judith Moccassins travel plan were implemented with only minor changes in specific roads but the content of the RAC's recommendations were implemented.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentThe BLM distributes meeting notes to all RAC members after each meeting. These notes are also posted on the RAC website. Individuals can also call the Designated Federal Official directly with questions or concerns.
Agency Feedback CommentThe BLM-Montana management team provides feedback by either written response letters and/or feedback at the next RAC meeting of how their recommendations were used/implemented and through regular updates to the RAC members by the BLM managers.Narrative Description*The North Central Montana Resource Advisory Council provides a link between public land users and public land managers. It addresses the constant concern that the public is not involved with public resource decisions and provides a comfortable point of contact for some members of the public who want to discuss public resource issues. RAC members made recommendations and clarified information pertaining to the HiLine Resource Management Plan, all-terain vehicle use, and reviewed travel management and fee amenities for the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument. The end result of the time and commitment by the RAC members is often a usable product for the BLM and the public.
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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*$1,000.00
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*$5,000.00
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*$1,000.00
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$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$7,500.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.25
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-033235North Central Montana Resource Advisory Council2018
 COM-001415Central Montana Resource Advisory Council2017
 COM-002855Central Montana Resource Advisory Council2016
 COM-003546Central Montana Resource Advisory Council2015
 COM-004838Central Montana Resource Advisory Council2014
 COM-005785Central Montana Resource Advisory Council2013
 COM-007177Central Montana Resource Advisory Council2012
 COM-007896Central Montana Resource Advisory Council2011
 COM-009305Central Montana Resource Advisory Council2010
 COM-009961Central Montana Resource Advisory Council2009
 COM-011120Central Montana Resource Advisory Council2008
 COM-011837Central Montana Resource Advisory Council2007
 COM-013096Central Montana Resource Advisory Council2006
 COM-013678Central Montana Regional Advisory Committee2005
 COM-014864Central Montana Regional Advisory Committee2004
 COM-015565Central Montana Regional Advisory Committee2003
 COM-016979Central Montana Regional Advisory Committee2002
 COM-017462Central Montana Regional Advisory Committee2001
 COM-018819Central Montana Regional Advisory Committee2000
 COM-019236Central Montana Regional Advisory Committee1999
 COM-020778Lewistown Resource Advisory Council1998
 COM-021310Lewistown Resource Advisory Council1997