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USDA - 13855 - Crook County Resource Advisory Committee for the Rocky Mountain Region - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameCrook County Resource Advisory Committee for the Rocky Mountain RegionAgency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Fiscal Year2007Committee Number13855
Original Establishment Date Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date9/30/2007Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date7/6/2004Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Bearlodge District Ranger
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Steve
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle NameJ
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Kozel
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*RACsDesignated Federal Officer Phone*307-283-1361
Effective Date Of Authority*12/1/2002Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Other Committee


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusEnacted
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*Consistent with Title II of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000, this RAC will meet regularly to review projects proposed by the county and others for development on the Crook County portion of the Black Hills National Forest and recommend worthy projects to the Secretary for approval. The RAC will provide a vehicle for early and continuous coordination with Forest Service officials, and frequent opportunities for citizens, organizations, tribes, other land management agencies, and others to participate openly and meaningfully early in a project. The RAC gives various representatives of interests, who sometimes strongly felt opposing positions, an opportunity to negotiate to a successful conclusion and improve collaborative relationships.
How is membership balanced?*The Secretary shall appoint 15 members and 3 replacement members to represent the following interests: Five persons who represent organized labor; commercial recreations activities; and commercial timber industry. Five persons representing environmental organizations. Five persons representing State and County offices.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Estimated Number of Meetings per Year - 1
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*As the Act requires, the RAC is necessary to review and recommend proposed projects for development on the portion of the Black Hills National Forest within county boundaries because Crook County has set aside funds (Title II) for this purpose. Another purpose of the RAC is to improve collaborative relationships in an area where positions of interest groups are strongly held.
Why close or partially close meetings?No meetings are closed.
Recommendation RemarksTerminated on the advice of the Secretariat due to lack of legislation. Agency may bring this committee back on its own authority if legislation is not forthcoming.


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 CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*Yes
Outcome OtherYesNumber Of Grants Reviewed10
Outcome CommentThrough road re-routing and reconstruction, safety has been improved on major travelways to the National Forest.There is a greater understanding of the processes we have to go through as part of a federal agency. These processes are sometimes seen as cumbersome and unneccessary by the general public. As part of the committee, these members of the public see the value in many of the steps we must go through. This has created a greater trust and understanding in government.Several agencies that have heretofore never applied for grants have become comfortable in the grant making process.Because of our cooperation with other agencies we see an increase in customer satisfaction.Number Of Grants Recommended5
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$40,000.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*45Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentNAAccess Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*100.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNAAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNAAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*Feedback is provided through mailings and meetings.Narrative Description*This Resource Advisory Committee (RAC)is mandated by Congress, under section 205 of PL 106-393, the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000. The Committee was established for two purposes: (1) to improve collaborative relationships among the people who use and care for the National Forests and the Forest Service, which manages the lands; and(2) to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service in identifying and implementing broadly supported land management projects that maintain existing infrastructure, enhance forest ecosystems, and improve land health and water quality. The RAC directly supports the agency's mission goal for ecosystem health: to Promote ecosystem health and conservation using a collaborative apporach to sustain the Nations's forests, grasslands, and watersheds.
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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*$13,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$13,000.00
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$1,000.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$1,000.00
Total Costs$14,000.00Est. Total Next FY*$14,000.00
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.20
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.20Est Cost Remarks
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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-012596Crook County Resource Advisory Committee for the Rocky Mountain Region2006
 COM-014145Crook County Resource Advisory Committee for the Rocky Mountain Region2005
 COM-014554Crook County Resource Advisory Committee for the Rocky Mountain Region2004
 COM-016205Crook County Resource Advisory Committee for the Rocky Mountain Region2003
 COM-016235Crook County Resource Advisory Committee for the Rocky Mountain Region2002