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USDA - 73610 - Florida National Forests Resource Advisory Committee - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameFlorida National Forests Resource Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number73610
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 Date10/15/2021Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Forest Supervisor
Date Of Renewal Charter10/15/2023Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Kelly
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameM
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Russell
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*(850) 294-8400
Effective Date Of Authority*10/3/2008Designated Federal Officer Fax*(850) 523-8504
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 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 will be comprised of 15 members, five in category A, five in category B and five in category C. Within each category, the Act identifies specific interests members are to represent. Recruiting is ongoing to fill vacancies on the committee.The Committee was formed in geographic areas to ensure each national forest located within Florida 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?*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 RemarksNo meetings held in FY22.


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 PaymentsYes
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction Comment
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*Yes
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed 
Outcome CommentProjects recommended will improve all the things marked yesNumber Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended 
Cost Savings CommentNot ApplicableGrants Review Comment
Number Of Recommendations*24Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentNo new recommendations in FY 22.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*87.50%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented Comment21 projects have been completed. No projects have been approved for 2020, 2021, or 2022.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*12.50%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentProjects approved for FY2017 funding are still being implemented.Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess Comment
Agency Feedback Comment*The 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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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*$5,052.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$6,000.00
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*$1,000.00
Total Costs$5,052.00Est. Total Next FY*$7,000.00
Date Cost Last Modified8/25/2022 2:51 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.05
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.04Est Cost Remarks
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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-039850Florida National Forests Resource Advisory Committee2021
 COM-038346Florida National Forests Resource Advisory Committee2020
 COM-036116Florida National Forests Resource Advisory Committee2019
 COM-033439Florida National Forests Resource Advisory Committee2018
 COM-002100Florida National Forests Resource Advisory Committee2017
 COM-003042Florida National Forests Resource Advisory Committee2016
 COM-003310Florida National Forests Resource Advisory Committee2015
 COM-004595Florida National Forests Resource Advisory Committee2014
 COM-005453Florida National Forests Resource Advisory Committee2013
 COM-007322Florida National Forests Resource Advisory Committee2012
 COM-008220Florida National Forests Resource Advisory Committee2011
 COM-008902Florida National Forests Resource Advisory Committee2010