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USDA - 2480 - Arizona National Scenic Trail Advisory Council - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameArizona National Scenic Trail Advisory CouncilAgency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number2480
Original Establishment Date3/24/2014Committee StatusAdministratively Inactive
Actual Termination Date Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*35
Current Charter Date12/5/2016Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Arizona National Scenic Trail Administrator
Date Of Renewal Charter12/5/2018Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Laura
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityP. L. 90-543 and P. L. 105-333Designated Federal Officer Last Name*White
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*National Trails System Act (Act) as amended through (Pub. L. 111-11) (16 U.S.C.1241)Designated Federal Officer Phone*520-388-8328
Effective Date Of Authority*10/2/1968Designated Federal Officer Fax*520-388-8305
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Arizona National Scenic Trail (Arizona Trail) is a long-distance non-motorized trail stretching over 800 miles through some of the most scenic and remote parts of Arizona, showcasing the state's diverse vegetation, wildlife, geology, history and prehistory. This statutory committee provides the Secretary of Agriculture, through the Chief of the Forest Service, with valuable information on matters relating to the Arizona Trail, including but not limited to the development and implementation of a comprehensive plan, selection of rights-of-way, standards for the erection and maintenance of markers along the Trail, and interpretation and administration of the Trail, in compliance with the Act.
How is membership balanced?*In accordance to the Section 5(d) of the National Trails System Act (the Act), membership shall be appointed by the Secretary to include (1) a member appointed to represent each Federal department or independent agency administering lands through which the trail route passes and each appointee shall be the person designated by the head of such department or agency; (2) a member appointed to represent each State through which the trail passes and such appointments shall be made from recommendations of the Governors of such States; and (3) one or more members appointed to represent private organizations that, in the opinion of the Secretary, have an established and recognized interest in the trail and such appointments shall be made from recommendations of the heads of such organizations. Steps will be taken to encourage fresh points of view, such as establishing staggered membership terms and limiting the number of renewed memberships. The Council will consist of not more than 35 members who provide balanced and broad representation within each of the following of the interests: To meet the requirements of (3), and also include representation by other jurisdictions believed to be necessary for a well-balanced Council, members will be selected from the following categories: 1. The Regional Forester of the Southwestern Region or a designee; 2. The State Director of the Arizona State Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), or a designee; 3. One or more members to represent private organizations, including corporate and individual landowners and land users.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Council will meet at least once annually, or as often as is necessary to complete its business.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The recommendation is made to terminate the committee on the grounds that the Council’s purposes have been fulfilled or can be fulfilled by ongoing coordination and collaboration among affected federal agencies, state and local governmental entities, and private interests.
Why close or partially close meetings?N/A
Recommendation RemarksNo activity/meetings in FY2020. per Executive Order 13875 through OMB, Secretary approved FS recommendations for Congress to terminate the committee on the grounds that the Council’s purposes have been fulfilled or can be fulfilled by ongoing coordination and collaboration among affected federal agencies, state and local governmental entities, and private interests.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*NoAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentNot Applicable
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants 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*0Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentNot ApplicableAccess Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNot ApplicableAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNot ApplicableAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*NoAccess CommentNot applicable.
Agency Feedback Comment*Not ApplicableNarrative Description*Not Applicable
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-039825Arizona National Scenic Trail Advisory Council2021
 COM-038321Arizona National Scenic Trail Advisory Council2020
 COM-036092Arizona National Scenic Trail Advisory Council2019
 COM-033413Arizona National Scenic Trail Advisory Council2018
 COM-001074Arizona National Scenic Trail Advisory Council2017
 COM-003041Arizona National Scenic Trail Advisory Council2016
 COM-003945Arizona National Scenic Trail Advisory Council2015
 COM-004579Arizona National Scenic Trail Advisory Council2014