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USDA - 70439 - Prince William Sound Resource Advisory Committee - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NamePrince William Sound Resource Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number70439
Original Establishment Date10/30/2000Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date10/17/2019Designated Fed Officer Position Title*District Ranger, Cordova Ranger District
Date Of Renewal Charter10/17/2021Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Steven
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Namitz
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*(907) 424-4747
Effective Date Of Authority*10/3/2008Designated Federal Officer Fax*(907) 424-7214
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated 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?*Generally, the committee may 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 RemarksIn FY21 there were 15 members appointed (8-new members; 4-reapppointed; 3-extended. Mid-July an internal meeting (virtual) was provided to all 15 members to prepare them for discussing proposals, schedule Nov FY22. Agency requested merger in FY21 for the Prince of Wales Resource Advisory Committee, Ketchikan Resource Advisory Committee, and Wrangell-Petersburg Resource Advisory Committee to form the South Tongass Resource Advisory Committee.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
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 PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction Comment
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNot applicable.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNot applicable.Grants Review Comment
Number Of Recommendations*105Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations Comment19 projects were recommended in FY22 (1 did not comply and 18 were approved). Total recommendations for the life of the committee = 105.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*85.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented Comment90 recommended projects have been completed.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*15.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented Comment19 projects were recommended in FY22 (1 did not comply and 18 were approved). Of the 18 projects 4 have been completed and 14 are still in progress. Of the 4 projects initiated March 2019, 2 are completed and 2 are still in progress. All other 82 recommendations that were approved are completed.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess Comment
Agency Feedback Comment*The Forest Service RAC Coordinator 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 form of verbal reports and presentations at committee meetings, committee field trips and monitoring activities.Narrative Description*This Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) is mandated by Congress, under section 205 of PL 106-393, the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000. The Committee was established for two purposes: (1) to improve collaborative relationships among the people who use and care for the National Forests and the Forest Service, which manages the lands; and(2) to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service in identifying and implementing broadly supported land management projects that maintain existing infrastructure, enhance forest ecosystems, and improve land health and water quality. The RAC directly supports the agency's mission goal for ecosystem health: to Promote ecosystem health and conservation using a collaborative approach to sustain the Nation's forests, grasslands, and watersheds. 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* Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Members* Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY* 
Payments to Federal Staff*$12,190.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$19,680.00
Payments to Consultants* Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members* Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$8,250.00
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$350.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$350.00
Total Costs$12,540.00Est. Total Next FY*$28,280.00
Date Cost Last Modified9/23/2022 5:24 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.18
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.15Est Cost RemarksIf COVIID restrictions still apply a project recommendation meeting might be virtual..
Cost RemarksDue to COVID restrictions the project recommendation meeting was accomplished virtually. There were no travel costs.  
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-039786Prince William Sound Resource Advisory Committee2021
 COM-038275Prince William Sound Resource Advisory Committee2020
 COM-036043Prince William Sound Resource Advisory Committee2019
 COM-033378Prince William Sound Resource Advisory Committee2018
 COM-002118Prince William Sound Resource Advisory Committee2017
 COM-002486Prince William Sound Resource Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003311Prince William Sound Resource Advisory Committee2015
 COM-005258Prince William Sound Resource Advisory Committee2014
 COM-006072Prince William Sound Resource Advisory Committee2013
 COM-006751Prince William Sound Resource Advisory Committee2012
 COM-007578Prince William Sound Resource Advisory Committee2011
 COM-008915Prince William Sound Resource Advisory Committee2010