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GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameNegotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee for Dog Management at Golden Gate National Recreation AreaAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2008Committee Number28619
Original Establishment Date2/6/2006Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date2/2/2008Committee URLhttp://www.nps.gov/goga/parkmgmt/dog-management...
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*25
Current Charter Date2/7/2006Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Public Affairs, Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Date Of Renewal Charter2/7/2008Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date2/7/2008Designated Federal Officer First Name*Christine
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Powell
Establishment Authority*PresidentialDesignated Federal Officer SuffixMs.
Specific Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(415) 561-4732
Effective Date Of Authority*2/6/2006Designated Federal Officer Fax*415-561-4353
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*chris_powell@nps.gov
Committee Type*Ad hoc
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Regulatory Negotiations Committee
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RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*With the participation of knowledgeable and affected parties, NPS expects to develop a practical approach to resolve longstanding and increasingly controversial resource management and public use conflicts involving the protection of natural and cultural resources, competing visitor uses, the safety of visitors and staff, and the desire of some members of the public to walk their dogs off-leash in certain areas of GGNRA. The NPS mission places a high value on conserving natural and cultural resources for enjoyment by present and future generations. In fulfilling this mandate, management policies and case law dictate that public use and enjoyment must be consistent with the protection and conservation of natural and cultural resources if they are to be sustained into the future. In accordance with these mandates, off-leash dog walking may be appropriate in selected locations where resource impacts can be adequately mitigated and public safety incidents and public use conflicts can be appropriately managed.The Committee's function was to assist directly in the development of a proposed special regulation for dog management at Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA). The existing rule, 36 CFR 2.15 (a)(2) is applicable to all units of the national park system, including GGNRA, and requires that all dogs must be on a leash or otherwise physically confined at all times. The Committee negotiated to reach consensus on some concepts to use as the basis for a proposed special regulation (rule) to be published by the National Park Service in the Federal Register that would alter the application of the existing regulation to GGNRA.The Committee was able to reach consensus on a draft rule and held its last meeting on Oct. 27, 2007. The Committee charter was allowed to terminate on February 2, 2008.
How is membership balanced?*Development of a consensus-based, effective dog management regulation will require the involvement of representatives of all the affected and interested parties. To achieve this, an assessment process was conducted by a team of experienced mediators. In addition to the principal representatives, alternate representatives were appointed to ensure adequate representation when principal members are unable to attend, and allow for broader participation by more individuals.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee is expected to meet approximately six to nine times during its terms, but more meetings may be held, if necessary.Meetings are held to assist the National Park Service in potentially developing a special regulation for dogwalking at Golden Gate National Recreation Area.In FY 2007,the Committee completed its recommendations and the DFO is finalizing the Committee's close out report. Subcommittees will be established as needed. A Technical Subcommittee has been established and held two meetings.The Committee's function was to assist directly in the development of a proposed special regulation for dog management at Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA). The existing rule, 36 CFR 2.15 (a)(2) is applicable to all units of the national park system, including GGNRA, and requires that all dogs must be on a leash or otherwise physically confined at all times. The Committee negotiated to reach consensus on some concepts to use as the basis for a proposed special regulation (rule) to be published by the National Park Service in the Federal Register that would alter the application of the existing regulation to GGNRA.The Committee was able to reach consensus on a draft rule and held its last meeting on Oct. 27, 2007. The Committee charter was allowed to terminate on February 2, 2008.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*To develop a practical approach to resolve longstanding and increasingly controversial resource management and public use conflicts involving the protection of natural and cultural resources, competing visitor uses, the safety of visitors and staff, and the desire of some members of the public to walk their dogs off-leash in certain areas of GGNRA. No other sources available.
Why close or partially close meetings?Meeting are open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksThe Committee's function was to assist directly in the development of a proposed special regulation for dog management at Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA). The existing rule, 36 CFR 2.15 (a)(2) is applicable to all units of the national park system, including GGNRA, and requires that all dogs must be on a leash or otherwise physically confined at all times. The Committee negotiated to reach consensus on some concepts to use as the basis for a proposed special regulation (rule) to be published by the National Park Service in the Federal Register that would alter the application of the existing regulation to GGNRA.


The Committee terminated on February 2, 2008.
Hide Section - PERFORMANCE MEASURES

PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction 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 OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentThe NPS is drafting alternatives for the EIS for dog management and a proposed rule. Recommendations from the Committee will be incorporated where possible.
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentThe Committee's function was to assist directly in the development of a proposed special regulation for dog management at Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA). The existing rule, 36 CFR 2.15 (a)(2) is applicable to all units of the national park system, including GGNRA, and requires that all dogs must be on a leash or otherwise physically confined at all times. The Committee negotiated to reach consensus on some concepts to use as the basis for a proposed special regulation (rule) to be published by the National Park Service in the Federal Register that would alter the application of the existing regulation to GGNRA.The Committee was able to reach consensus on a draft rule and held its last meeting on Oct. 27, 2007. The Neg Rulemaking Advisory Committee for Dog Management Facilitation Team Report was published March 26, 2008. The Committee charter was allowed to terminate on February 2, 2008.Number Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentThe cost savings is unable to be determined, but will show up in staff time allocated to dog management in GGNRA and the time allocated to litigation.Grants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*3Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe Committee ultimately reached unanimous agreement on the following: nine guiding principles for dog management; guidelines for commercial dogwalking to be evaluated by NPS; site specific alternatives for Oakwood Valley in Marin County.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNo decision on implementing recommendations has been made at this time.Access GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNo decision on implementing recommendations has been made at this time.Access OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentPowerpoint presentations,reports, maps, letters from the public and media articles were presented at Committee meetings and subcommittee meetings as needed.
Agency Feedback CommentThe Committee was educated that recommendations or advice could only be implemented within the constraints of federal authorities, policies, planning guidelines and park resources. The Committee was updated on this periodically as needed as their discussions proceed.Narrative Description*The Negotiated Rulemaking Committee supports DO #75A,on public outreach, which states that the public should be brought in on the early phases of planning process. It specifies that this process should be used, when appropriate, for environmental conflicts.
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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*$26,250.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$0.00
Payments to Consultants*$15,000.00Est. 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$41,250.00Est. Total Next FY*$0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.30Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
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Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-011832Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee for Dog Management at Golden Gate National Recreation Area2007
 COM-012919Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee for Dog Management at Golden Gate National Recreation Area2006