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Committee NameSanders Resource Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number70482
Original Establishment Date Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date12/3/2018Designated Fed Officer Position Title*District Ranger, Cabinet Ranger District
Date Of Renewal Charter12/3/2020Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*John
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Gubel
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*(406) 827-0714
Effective Date Of Authority*10/3/2009Designated Federal Officer Fax*(406) 827-0718
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Other Committee


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. The committee did not meet in 2019 because of insufficient number of RAC members to meet quorum due to vacancies.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) is mandated by the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act, previously established under Public Law 106-393 and entered in the FACA database as Sanders County RAC, a subcommittee of 11979. The RAC was reauthorized under Public Law 110-28, Public Law 110-343 and Public Law 112-141.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings are open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksNo meeting activity. In FY 19, outreaching for new members which includes advertisements and personal contacts. Federal Staff payments include salary costs for DFO, District Ranger, and Administration Staff to outreach and process applications for applicants to the RAC, as well as complete necessary FACA and RAC reporting requirements.


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 SatisfactionNoAction CommentThe Forest Service reviews projects recommended by the RAC 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.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*Yes
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed1
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended1
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$11,576.00
Cost Savings CommentNot applicable.Grants Review CommentThe Northwest Montana Forest Education Project was the lowest ranked project recommended in 2016 would be a grant. Funds in the 2017 Title II allocation to Sanders County were insufficient to implement this proposal in FY 2019.
Number Of Recommendations*159Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentNo new recommendations for FY19. Eighteen projects were submitted in 2016 and recommended by the RAC. 2017 Title II allocation to Sanders County is sufficient to fund 13 projectsAccess Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*90.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentRecommendations that received full funding have been completed.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*10.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentSome of the recommended projects have not been fully implemented due to insufficient funds, awaiting final environmental approval, changed conditions, or due to contracted items that have not been yet been completed.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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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*$2,467.80Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$4,025.81
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*$0.00
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*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$50.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$360.00
Total Costs$2,517.80Est. Total Next FY*$4,385.81
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.02Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.04
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-033385Sanders Resource Advisory Committee2018
 COM-001236Sanders Resource Advisory Committee2017
 COM-003126Sanders Resource Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003930Sanders Resource Advisory Committee2015
 COM-005230Sanders Resource Advisory Committee2014
 COM-005446Sanders Resource Advisory Committee2013
 COM-006724Sanders Resource Advisory Committee2012
 COM-008144Sanders Resource Advisory Committee2011
 COM-009510Sanders Resource Advisory Committee2010
 COM-009672Sanders Resource Advisory Committee2009