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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameHiawatha East Resource Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Fiscal Year2018Committee Number76841
Original Establishment Date8/28/2009Committee StatusMerged
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 Date6/10/2014Designated Fed Officer Position Title*District Ranger
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Robert
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*West
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*(906) 643-7900
Effective Date Of Authority*6/30/1905Designated Federal Officer Fax*(906) 643-8759
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*robertwest@fs.fed.us
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Other Committee
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Merge
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
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 was 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?*Estimated Number of Meetings per Year 1-4. Total Meetings less than 4, or as often as needed to accomplish duties of the committee.
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?All meetings are open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksThe Hiawatha East Resource Advisory Committee 76841 and Hiawatha West Resource Advisory Committee 71991 merged to form Hiawatha Resource Advisory Committee 2588.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
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 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.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*Yes
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed7
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended6
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$72,500.00
Cost Savings CommentNot ApplicableGrants Review CommentThe Forest Service reviews projects recommended by the RAC and, if approved, incorporates the projects into its program of work. RAC project proposals, once approved by the Forest Service, may be implemented through purchases, contracts, grants, agreements or by Forest Service employees. The RAC reviewed three proposals this year and recommended two of them, both were approved by the DFO. All project reviews were finalized and recommendations were made that are expected to utilize all funding available.
Number Of Recommendations*20Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations Comment14 recommendations from previous years, plus 6 new recommendations in FY16 for a total of 20 recommendations. 1 past recommendation and 0 FY16 recommendations have not been completed at this time.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*95.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented Comment19 recommendations have been completed.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*5.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented Comment1 recommendation has not been funded.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

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*$0.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
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$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
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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-001822Hiawatha East Resource Advisory Committee2017
 COM-003111Hiawatha East Resource Advisory Committee2016
 COM-004262Hiawatha East Resource Advisory Committee2015
 COM-005157Hiawatha East Resource Advisory Committee2014
 COM-006357Hiawatha East Resource Advisory Committee2013
 COM-007316Hiawatha East Resource Advisory Committee2012
 COM-008161Hiawatha East Resource Advisory Committee2011