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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNortheastern California Resource Advisory CouncilAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2015Committee Number2053
Original Establishment Date10/21/1976Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date6/2/2015Committee URLhttp://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/rac/nerac.html
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date1/8/2014Designated Fed Officer Position Title*BLM Northern California District Manager
Date Of Renewal Charter1/8/2016Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Nancy
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination Authority43 USC 1701Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Haug
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Federal Land Policy and Management Act, Sec. 309Designated Federal Officer Phone*(530) 224-2160
Effective Date Of Authority*10/21/1976Designated Federal Officer Fax*(530) 224-2172
Committee Type*ContinuingDesignated Federal Officer Email*nhaug@blm.gov
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Merge
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*It provided comments and recommendations on amendments to the BLM Eagle Lake, Alturas and Surprise Resource Management Plans which are being amended to include conservation measures for greater sage grouse. The BLM's Northeastern California RAC provides a forum public land stakeholders to have a voice in management of public lands and natural resources, which are important for local economies and quality of life. In 2013, the RAC focused their attention on management of wild horses and burros, commenting on a study of the program by the National Academy of Sciences, and on management of greater sage grouse, participating in development of a regional environmental impact statement that will amend BLM resource management plans to include sage grouse conservation measures.
How is membership balanced?*The Northeastern California Resource Advisory council is composed of 15 members distributed in a balanced fashion among the following groups and within those groups. Specific interests include: Category I includes those holding Federal grazing permits or leases, interests associated with transportation or rights-of-way, developed outdoor recreation, OHV users, or commercial recreation activities, commercial timber industry, or energy and mineral development. Category II includes nationally or regionally recognized environmental organizations, dispersed recreation activities, archaeological and historical interests, or nationally or regionally recognized wild horse and burro interest groups. Category III includes state, county, or locally elected office-holders, employee of a State agency responsible for the management of natural resources, Indian Tribes within or adjacent to the area for which the RAC is organized, are employed as academicians in natural resource management or the natural sciences, or represent the public-at-large. The membership is geographically balanced with members coming from northeastern California and northwestern Nevada, which is the area of jurisdiction of the three BLM field offices in this region.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Council did not meet in FY 2015.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The RAC was formed under BLM's Healthy Rangeland regulations. It is necessary to provide BLM managers with sound advice from public land stakeholders, enabling them to make fully informed decisions. The RACs are necessary to provide all public lands interests a voice in management of public lands and natural resources.
Why close or partially close meetings?All meetings are open to the public. Notices of the meetings are published in the Federal Register, posted on the BLM California website, and distributed to local newspapers.
Recommendation RemarksThe BLM California State Office terminated this Resource Advisory Council (RAC) and created a new Northern California District RAC which merged the Northwest and Northeast California RAC. The new Northern California District Resource Advisory Council was established on June 1, 2015.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryNoAction OtherYes
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentNot Applicable
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThe RAC provides a way for community members to be directly involved in the management of public lands and natural resources. It has provided a regional forum for public discussion of the BLM's Wild Horse and Burro Program, and development of land use plans.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentAn in-depth analysis has not been done to determine cost savings associated with the Northeastern California RAC. However, the contributions of the RAC are of great benefit to the BLM.Grants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*40Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentIn 2014, the RAC met once to provide comments on development of a draft EIS for sage grouse habitat conservation. The EIS will result in amendments to the BLM Eagle Lake, Alturas and Surprise resource management plans.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*100.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe recommendations were accepted and forwarded to the planning team working on the land use amendment process and alternative development.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*100.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNot ApplicableAccess OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentAll RAC meetings are open to the public. Meetings are announced through the news media, with internet postings and via direct mail to members and interested parties.
Agency Feedback CommentBLM Managers from three field offices and the BLM California State Office participate regularly in RAC meetings. The BLM-California State Director has met personally with the RAC and sends a state office representative or a statement to each meeting. This RAC will be merged with the Northwest California RAC to form a new Northern California District Resource Advisory Council.Narrative Description*The BLM California State Office terminated this Resource Advisory Council (RAC) and created a new Northern California District RAC which merged the Northwest and Northeast California RAC. The new Northern California District Resource Advisory Council was established on June 1, 2015.The RAC members provide BLM managers with a direct link to constituent groups, providing them with information relating to BLM's mission, and provides the public with means to address the BLM on important public land and natural resource management issues. The BLM benefits by hearing constituent opinions directly from members who represent these disparate groups. The RAC is balanced to represent the various areas of the BLM's mission, and to represent the geographic area of northeast California and Northwest Nevada. This RAC will be merged with the Northwest California RAC to create a new Northern California District Resource Advisory Council.
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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-004851Northeastern California Resource Advisory Council2014
 COM-005806Northeastern California Resource Advisory Council2013
 COM-007033Northeastern California Resource Advisory Council2012
 COM-007914Northeastern California Resource Advisory Council2011
 COM-009167Northeastern California Resource Advisory Council2010
 COM-009997Northeastern California Resource Advisory Council2009
 COM-011228Northeastern California Resource Advisory Council2008
 COM-011781Northeastern California Resource Advisory Council2007
 COM-012944Northeastern California Resource Advisory Council2006
 COM-013632Northeastern California Resource Advisory Council2005
 COM-014891Northeastern California Resource Advisory Council2004
 COM-015579Northeastern California Resource Advisory Council2003
 COM-016855Northeastern California Resource Advisory Council2002
 COM-017526Northeastern California Resource Advisory Council2001
 COM-018920Northeastern California Resource Advisory Council2000
 COM-019397Northeastern California Resource Advisory Council1999
 COM-020756Northeastern California Resource Advisory Council1998
 COM-021292Northeastern California Resource Advisory Council1997