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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameVirginia Resource Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number73580
Original Establishment Date Committee 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*Public Affairs Officer
Date Of Renewal Charter12/3/2020Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*JoBeth
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Brown
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*(540) 265-5102
Effective Date Of Authority*10/3/2008Designated Federal Officer Fax*(540) 265-5145
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*jobeth@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 improve collaborative relations and 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 as needed to perform its duties.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*This Resource Advisory Committee is mandated by the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act as reauthorized in Public Law 110-343 and Public Law 112-141.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings are open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksThe RAC did not meet in FY18. The RAC will meet in FY19 to recommend projects for all funding years.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingYesAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsYes
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNot applicable.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*Yes
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed58
Outcome CommentNot applicable.Number Of Grants Recommended34
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$652,435.00
Cost Savings CommentNot applicable.Grants Review CommentThe Forest Service reviews RAC recommended projects and, if approved, incorporates the projects into its program of work. RAC project proposals are often, but not always, in the form of grant requests.
Number Of Recommendations*40Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentNo projects were recommended in 2018.The RAC met in FY17 to recommend projects allocating previous fiscal year funds.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*42.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented Comment21 recommendations have been completed.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*45.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented Comment14 recommendations are in progress; these recommendations are multi-year projects.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentNot applicable.
Agency Feedback CommentThe Forest Service (FS) Designated Federal Official regularly reports to the committee on whether recommended projects 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, committee field trips and monitoring activities.Narrative Description*By recommending projects that maintain and improve the health of national forest ecosystems and improve cooperative relationships among the 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

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Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-001140Virginia Resource Advisory Committee2017
 COM-003059Virginia Resource Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003288Virginia Resource Advisory Committee2015
 COM-005150Virginia Resource Advisory Committee2014
 COM-005469Virginia Resource Advisory Committee2013
 COM-006691Virginia Resource Advisory Committee2012
 COM-008449Virginia Resource Advisory Committee2011
 COM-009500Virginia Resource Advisory Committee2010
 COM-033467Virginia Resource Advisory Committee2018