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USDA - 73540 - El Dorado County Resource Advisory Committee - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameEl Dorado County Resource Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number73540
Original Establishment Date10/9/2009Committee 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*Forest Supervisor
Date Of Renewal Charter10/17/2021Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Jeff
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Marsolais
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*(530) 621-5205
Effective Date Of Authority*10/3/2008Designated Federal Officer Fax*(530) 621-5282
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?*The new committee has been meeting approximately 6-10 times per year to perform its duties. Project manager updates are especially relevant.
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 RemarksThe RAC held 6 meetings in FY2022.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction 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 PaymentsYes
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentThe DFO approved 13 grants recommended by the RAC.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*Yes
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed13
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber Of Grants Recommended13
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$143,524.00
Cost Savings CommentNot ApplicableGrants Review Comment1 project from previous years funding and 12 projects from new funding = 13 projects recommended in FY22
Number Of Recommendations*84Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThere was 1 recommendation from prior year funding, and 12 new recommendations in FY2022 adding to the previous 71 for a total of 84 recommendations during the history of the El Dorado County RAC. During the life of the committee, 17 recommendations did not receive funding due to sequestration, provisional funding which did not manifest, or were cancelled. 67 projects were implemented.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*52.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented Comment35 recommendations have been completed. COVID and the 2021 Caldor Fire delayed some projects.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*48.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented Comment32 recommendations are in progress.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentNot applicable.
Agency Feedback Comment*The Forest Service (FS) 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. Accomplishments reports are also prepared and posted on the RAC website.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*$43,684.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$49,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members* 
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY* 
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY* 
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$1,000.00
Total Costs$43,684.00Est. Total Next FY*$50,000.00
Date Cost Last Modified8/23/2022 4:49 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.50
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.40Est Cost Remarks
Cost RemarksCost is a combination of partial FTEs of federal employees that support the RAC-- Forest Supervisor (less than 0.1), Public Affairs Officer (0.2), and Public Affairs Specialist (0.2).  
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Interest Areas

Earth Sciences
Conservation and Preservation
Land Management and Use


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-039912El Dorado County Resource Advisory Committee2021
 COM-038409El Dorado County Resource Advisory Committee2020
 COM-036179El Dorado County Resource Advisory Committee2019
 COM-033499El Dorado County Resource Advisory Committee2018
 COM-001138El Dorado County Resource Advisory Committee2017
 COM-003043El Dorado County Resource Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003342El Dorado County Resource Advisory Committee2015
 COM-004581El Dorado County Resource Advisory Committee2014
 COM-006332El Dorado County Resource Advisory Committee2013
 COM-007371El Dorado County Resource Advisory Committee2012
 COM-008536El Dorado County Resource Advisory Committee2011
 COM-008903El Dorado County Resource Advisory Committee2010