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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameSouthern Region Recreation Resource Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Fiscal Year2019Committee Number33535
Original Establishment Date9/1/2006Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URLhttps://www.fs.usda.gov/main/r8/recreation/racs
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*11
Current Charter Date2/22/2018Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Recreation, Heritage, Wildernes, Volunteer Services Director
Date Of Renewal Charter2/22/2020Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Chris
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityFederal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, P.L. 108Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Sporl
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, P.L. 108-447, Section 804Designated Federal Officer Phone*(404) 347-2479
Effective Date Of Authority*12/8/2004Designated Federal Officer Fax*(404) 347-6217
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*r8_rrac@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 responsibility of this committee is to provide recommendations to the Forest Service and BLM consistent with the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act of 2004. Specifically, this committee provides recommendations on matters including, but not limited to: the implementation of a standard amenity recreation fee or an expanded amenity recreation fee or the establishment of a specific recreation fee site; the elimination of a standard amenity recreation fee or an expanded amenity recreation fee; the expansion or limitation of the recreation fee program; the implementation or elimination of noncommercial, individual special recreation permit fees; and the implementation of fee-level changes (increases or decreases).
How is membership balanced?*Membership shall be balanced and have broad representation from within each of the three membership groups. These groups include persons who represent: summer motorized recreation; winter motorized recreation; summer non-motorized recreation; winter non-motorized recreation; hunting and fishing; motorized outfitters and guides; non-motorized outfitters and guides; local environmental groups; a state tourism official; representative of affected Indian tribes; and representative of affected local governments.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The RAC will meet 1-4 times annually or as needed to perform its duties. Each meeting is relevant in that they both broaden our collaborative relationships and they enable the Recreation RAC to provide recommendations on fee proposals.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Advice of the committee is not available from other sources because the Recreation Enhancement Act requires that Recreation Resource Advisory Committees be formed to provide recommendations, which the Secretary of Agriculture may accept or reject, on fee proposals.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings are open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksThe Southern Region Recreation Advisory Committee was able to meet 2 times in 2018. The first meeting was held June 21-22 in Atlanta, GA. The second meeting was held August 27-28 in Asheville, NC. Fee proposals were recommended for approval during both meetings.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentRecreation fees at sites may be changed based on recommendations.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome Commentn/aNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThe purpose of the committee does not relate to any cost saving measures.Grants Review Commentn/a
Number Of Recommendations*299Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations Comment179 fee proposals taken to the committee in 2018 were recommended for approval.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*100.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentAll recommendations have been completed.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented Commentn/aAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentNot applicable.
Agency Feedback CommentFeedback on previous recommendations occurs in subsequent meetings as requested. Feedback may include visitor compliance, accomplishments, revenue generated, etc.Narrative Description*The Recreation RAC supports the Forest Service mission by providing recommendations on recreation fees, which contribute to the sustainability of the Nation's forests and grasslands.
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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-001146Southern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee2017
 COM-003057Southern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003360Southern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee2015
 COM-004298Southern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee2014
 COM-006033Southern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee2013
 COM-007370Southern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee2012
 COM-008182Southern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee2011
 COM-008575Southern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee2010
 COM-033396Southern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee2018