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DOI - 12405 - Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee for Off-Road Driving Regulations at Fire Island National Seashore - Agency Authority


Committee NameNegotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee for Off-Road Driving Regulations at Fire Island National SeashoreAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2004Committee Number12405
Original Establishment Date Committee StatusTerminated
Actual Termination Date9/1/2003Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYYesMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date3/5/2002Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Acting Superintendent, Fire Island National Seashore
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date9/1/2003Designated Federal Officer First Name*Barry
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Sullivan
Establishment Authority*Agency AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Designated Federal Officer Phone*(631) 289-4810 x225
Effective Date Of Authority* Designated Federal Officer Fax*
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary Cmte Designated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Regulatory Negotiations Committee


Agency Recommendation*Terminate
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation Status 
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Committee’s function is to assist directly in the development of a proposed rule to manage the non-recreation use of vehicles at Fire Island National Seashore. The Committee will attempt via face-to-face negotiations to reach consensus on concepts and language to use as the basis for a proposed rule to be published by the National Park Service (NPS) in the Federal Register that would revise the existing regulations codified as 36 CFR 7.20. The duties of the Committee are solely advisory The Committee will address key issues during the negotiations, including, but not limited to, the designation of off-road vehicle routes and access points; periods of use, times of day and year during which off-road vehicles may be used; use limits and permit numbers; eligibility for permits; and other conditions that govern the operation of off-road vehicles for access to homes and businesses within Fire Island National Seashore. The committee will also serve as a vehicle to bring other jurisdictions together (towns and incorporated villages) with the NPS to develop a consistent set of regulations affecting all who drive on Fire Island National Seashore.
How is membership balanced?*Development of a consensus-based, effective off-road management program at the Seashore will require the involvement of representatives of all the affected and interested parties. To achieve this, membership will be comprised of (a) Federal, State and regional land use management agencies; (b) environmental, conservation, and visitor organizations and interest groups; (c) essential island services; (d) commercial businesses, transportation, and contracting interests; (e) emergency management agencies; and, (f) resident representatives.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Estimated Number of Meetings per Year - 2; Estimated Total Meetings - 4
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*This committee is essential because it will serve as an integral part of the NPS’s development of a proposed rule to manage the non-recreation use of off-road vehicles at Fire Island National Seashore. With the participation of knowledgeable, affected parties, the NPS expects to develop a practical approach to resolve longstanding and increasingly controversial resource management and public use conflicts involving the protection of island and beach environments; their associated floral and faunal communities; shoreline erosion and aesthetic impact; and the public desire to access homes, municipal properties, town-owned beaches, public utilities, and businesses within the Seashore. Advice of the committee is not available from other sources because the issues at hand in this controversy have been discussed in numerous public forums over the years, but without resolution. Numerous letters, phone calls, and congressional inquiries regarding the driving procedures are annual occurrences. Conventional efforts by the NPS to resolve the issues have been unsuccessful; and invariably, the organizations and individuals who are divided over the issues have been wary of their opponents gaining undue influence over the NPS. Additionally, Executive Orders on Federalism and assessments by the NPS have ascertained that a number of the driving management issues should not be managed by the NPS. Concerns with regard to the Federal role can be abated, and consensus reached, only by placing competing interests on a clearly equal footing in dealing with agency decision makers. The proper forum for this is the negotiated rulemaking committee, as encouraged by the Negotiated Rulemaking Act and the National Performance Review.
Why close or partially close meetings?
Recommendation RemarksThe committee terminated on September 1, 2003.


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 CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*0Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentNAAccess Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentNAAccess GSA FACA WebsiteNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNAAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*NoAccess CommentNA
Agency Feedback Comment*NANarrative Description*Committee terminated on September 1, 2003.
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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*$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
Date Cost Last Modified Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.00Est Cost Remarks
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ActionCommittee System IDSubcommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-024690Managing/Enforcing/Funding Permitting System2004
 COM-030550Points of Compliance2004
 COM-026770Reducing Driving Options2004


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-015626Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee for Off-Road Driving Regulations at Fire Island National Seashore2003
 COM-017000Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee for Off-Road Driving Regulations at Fire Island National Seashore2002