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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameSouthern Arizona Resource Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number73564
Original Establishment Date10/3/2008Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttp://cloudapps-usda-gov.force.com/FSSRS/RAC_P...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date12/3/2018Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Forest Supervisor, Coronado National Forest
Date Of Renewal Charter12/3/2020Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Kerwin
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Dewberry
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*The SRS and Community Self-Determination Act as reauthorized in PL 110-343 and PL 112-141.Designated Federal Officer Phone*(520) 388-8306
Effective Date Of Authority*10/3/2008Designated Federal Officer Fax*(520) 388-8305
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*kdewberry@fs.fed.us
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Other Committee
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The purpose of a Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act resource advisory committee is to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service consistent with Division C, Title VI of Public Law 110-343.The Act describes the duties of the committees as follows: to review projects proposed by counties and other interested parties; to recommend projects and funding; to provide early and continuous coordination with Forest Service officials; to provide frequent opportunities for citizens, organizations, tribes, land management agencies and other interested parties to participate openly and meaningfully, beginning in the early stages of project development; to monitor projects approved under the Act; to advise the designated federal official on the progress of monitoring; and to make recommendations for any appropriate changes or adjustments to projects being monitored.
How is membership balanced?*The committee is comprised of 15 members, five in each of three categories prescribed in the Act. Within each category, the Act identifies specific interests members are to represent. Committees are formed in geographic areas to ensure each national forest located within a participating county or counties has access to a resource advisory committee. The Act requires members to be residents of the state or states within which the committee has jurisdiction.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The committee generally will meet 1-4 times per year or as needed to perform its duties.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The RAC is necessary to improve collaborative relationships among the people that use and care for the National Forests and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings are open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksThere has been no activity in FY2019 as the SRS Act and the charter was Congressionally reauthorized early in calendar year 2019. Since that time, we have been recruiting nominations as the committee only has six active members.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingYesAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsYes
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNot applicable.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*Yes
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentGood working relationship between the RAC members and the Forest staff. Forest Service receives compliments from Committee members regarding the productive meetings and the projects being completed.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNot applicable.Grants Review CommentThe Forest Service reviews RAC recommended projects and, when approved,incorporates the projects into its program of work.
Number Of Recommendations*44Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentNo new recommendations for FY2019.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*55.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented Comment24 recommendations have been completed.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*7.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented Comment15 recommendations were made in 2016. Three projects have begun implementation; recommendations are multi-year projects.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentNot applicable.
Agency Feedback CommentThe Forest Service (FS) Designated Federal Official reports to the committee on whether recommended project proposals are or are not approved by the FS. The DFO also reports on actions taken to implement approved projects. This may take the form of verbal reports and presentations at committee meetings,and/or monitoring discussions.Narrative Description*By recommending projects that maintain and improve the health of national forest ecosystems and improve cooperative relationships among people who use and care for the national forests, the Secure Rural Schools resource advisory committees support the Forest Service mission to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. The committees specifically support Forest Service strategic goals to 1. Restore, sustain, and enhance the national forests; and 2. Provide and sustain benefits to the American people.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members* Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Members* Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Staff* Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$9,700.00
Payments to Consultants* Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff* Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Consultants* Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY* 
Other Costs Est. Other Costs Next FY*$1,000.00
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$10,700.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)* Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.10
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-033462Southern Arizona Resource Advisory Committee2018
 COM-001819Southern Arizona Resource Advisory Committee2017
 COM-003131Southern Arizona Resource Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003972Southern Arizona Resource Advisory Committee2015
 COM-004582Southern Arizona Resource Advisory Committee2014
 COM-005467Southern Arizona Resource Advisory Committee2013
 COM-006392Southern Arizona Resource Advisory Committee2012
 COM-008522Southern Arizona Resource Advisory Committee2011
 COM-008895Southern Arizona Resource Advisory Committee2010