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USDA - 2584 - Fresno and Madera Counties Resource Advisory Committee - Statutory (Congress Created)
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameFresno and Madera Counties Resource Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number2584
Original Establishment Date6/21/2016Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date10/15/2021Designated Fed Officer Position Title*District Ranger
Date Of Renewal Charter10/15/2023Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Kim
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Sorini
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*SRS and Community Self-Determination Act as reauthorized in PL 110-343, PL 112-141 and as amended Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 PL. 115-334.Designated Federal Officer Phone*(559) 855-5355 ext. 3340
Effective Date Of Authority*10/3/2008Designated Federal Officer Fax*(559) 855-5375
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*kim.sorini@usda.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
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 as needed to perform its duties, or as often as needed.
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?Not Applicable
Recommendation RemarksWe are currently seeking members.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

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 SatisfactionNoAction Comment
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNot ApplicableGrants Review Comment
Number Of Recommendations*29Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentNo recommendations in FY22 at this time because we have not met.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*10.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented Comment26 recommendations are in process but not fully completed.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*90.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented Comment13 recommendations for Fresno County are partially completed. 3 recommended projects have been completed. 13 recommendations for Madera County are partially completed.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*NoAccess Comment
Agency Feedback Comment*Not ApplicableNarrative 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

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*$1,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff* 
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* 
Total Costs$1,000.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Date Cost Last Modified11/1/2022 12:20 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY* 
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.01Est Cost Remarks
Cost RemarksCost associated with agency annual reporting and ACRs FY22  
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Animals
Fish and Wildlife
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MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-039788Fresno and Madera Counties Resource Advisory Committee2021
 COM-038277Fresno and Madera Counties Resource Advisory Committee2020
 COM-036045Fresno and Madera Counties Resource Advisory Committee2019
 COM-033380Fresno and Madera Counties Resource Advisory Committee2018
 COM-001812Fresno and Madera Counties Resource Advisory Committee2017
 COM-003095Fresno and Madera Counties Resource Advisory Committee2016