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USDA - 73609 - Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Committee - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameSouthern New Mexico Resource Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number73609
Original Establishment Date10/23/2009Committee 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, Gila National Forest
Date Of Renewal Charter10/17/2021Designated Federal Officer PrefixMrs.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Camille
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Howes
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*(575) 388-8206
Effective Date Of Authority*10/3/2008Designated Federal Officer Fax*(575) 388-8204
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 committee generally will 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, and Public Law 114-10.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings are open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksThere were no meetings in FY22. Costs are needed in FY23 to focus on holding meetings to recommend projects, and to recruit for new committee members. Recruiting efforts in FY22 was greatly hampered by Covid-19 protocol and restrictions.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety* Action Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In Government Action Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy Changes Action Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific Research Action Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant Making Action Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service Delivery Action OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer Satisfaction Action CommentNot Applicable
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 CommentNot applicable.
Number Of Recommendations*156Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentNo new recommendations in FY22. 156 projects have been recommended by this RAC since it was formed.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*98.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented Comment153 projects have been completed by this RAC since it was formed.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*2.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented Comment3 projects are currently being implementedAccess OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentNot applicable.
Agency Feedback Comment*The Forest Service (FS) Designated Federal Officer regularly reports to the committee on the actions taken to implement the recommended projects. This may take the form of verbal reports and presentations at committee meetings, and written reports sent to committee members. The committee is involved in project monitoring activities, which involves site visits and field trips.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*$0.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$38,694.00
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*$3,000.00
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*$1,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$3,000.00
Total Costs$0.00Est. Total Next FY*$45,694.00
Date Cost Last Modified8/31/2022 4:11 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.50
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.20Est Cost RemarksA total of $45,694.00 is the estimated operating costs for this RAC committee in FY 2023. This includes the costs of mileage, per diem, and lodging for committee members and the necessary Federal staff support.
Cost RemarksThe operating costs include costs for printing and mailing binders to committee members, and meeting rooms. The committee covers the southern half of New Mexico, so our committee members receive reimbursements for mileage, per diem, and overnight lodging for several members and Federal support staff.  
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Interest Areas

Conservation and Preservation
Land Management and Use


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-039823Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Committee2021
 COM-038319Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Committee2020
 COM-036090Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Committee2019
 COM-033411Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Committee2018
 COM-001177Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Committee2017
 COM-003065Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003314Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Committee2015
 COM-005220Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Committee2014
 COM-005479Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Committee2013
 COM-007352Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Committee2012
 COM-008169Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Committee2011
 COM-008547Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Committee2010