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DOI - 2648 - Bears Ears National Monument Advisory Committee - Presidential


Committee NameBears Ears National Monument Advisory CommitteeAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number2648
Original Establishment Date9/12/2018Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*15
Current Charter Date5/26/2022Designated Fed Officer Position Title*District Manager
Date Of Renewal Charter5/26/2024Designated Federal Officer PrefixMs.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Nicollee
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityExecutive Order 13811Designated Federal Officer Last Name*Gaddis-Wyatt
Establishment Authority*PresidentialDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Presidential Proclamation 9558 and 9681Designated Federal Officer Phone*(435) 259-2100
Effective Date Of Authority*12/28/2016Designated Federal Officer Fax*(435) 259-2106
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*Non Scientific Program Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Committee provides information and advice regarding development of the Bears Ears National Monument management plans and, as appropriate, management of the Monument to the Secretary of the Interior, through the Director of BLM, and the Secretary of Agriculture through the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service as stated in the Presidential Proclamation establishing the Monument.
How is membership balanced?*The Committee consists of 15 members appointed by the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture from the following broad spectrum of interests to ensure balanced membership: San Juan County; state government; paleontology; archaeology; environment; grazing; tribal interests; developed outdoor recreation; dispersed recreation; private landowners; local business owners; and the public at large.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Committee meetings are very relevant to the BLM as the members discussed the implementation of the Bears Ears National Monument Management Plan and made recommendations to the Designated Federal Officer. Meetings are typically held 2-4 times per year.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Presidential Proclamation 9558 as modified by Presidential Proclamation 9681 establishing the Bears Ears National Monument also required the establishment of a FACA chartered advisory committee to provide information and advice regarding development of the management plan and, as appropriate, management of the monument.
Why close or partially close meetings?Meetings are open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksThe Committee met twice virtually on June 29-30, 2022, and September 13, 2022.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*Yes
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction 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 DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNot Applicable
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsYesGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNot ApplicableNumber 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 MAC.Grants Review CommentNot Applicable
Number Of Recommendations*23Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentDuring the June meeting, the committee had many new members and received a lot of information, they did not provide any recommendations.

During the September meeting, the committee provided two recommendations. After loosing quorum, the committee opted to work on developing recommendations to consider at the next meeting. Here are the two formal recommendations received when the committee had quorum:

Recommendation 1: Explore opportunities for resting (including limited/no visitation) to reduce impacts on public lands, specifically related to cultural resource management. This exploration should include time periods of rest and defining what areas are in distress. (4 yes, 3 no, 2 not present)

Recommendation 2: Continue limiting travel to existing routes within Bears Ears National Monument in conformance with current land management plans. (8 yes, 1 abstain, and 1 not present)
Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*100.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe BLM and USDA Forest Service are completing planning for a new resource management plan. These recommendations are being used to inform the planning effort.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentAccess OtherYes
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentThe BLM provides hard copies of documentation upon request.
Agency Feedback Comment*Narrative Description*Not Applicable
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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*$42,507.14Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$50,000.00
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*$12,750.00
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$500.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$1,000.00
Total Costs$43,007.14Est. Total Next FY*$63,750.00
Date Cost Last Modified10/18/2022 9:53 AMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.40
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.30Est Cost RemarksCosts for next year are estimates and will change depending on how many meetings are held and whether individuals attend in person
Cost RemarksAll meetings were held virtually in FY 22. Other costs include publication of Federal Register meeting notice.  
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Interest Areas

Conservation and Preservation
Land Management and Use
National Parks, Sites, Trails, Recreational Areas Monuments


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-039504Bears Ears National Monument Advisory Committee2021
 COM-037167Bears Ears National Monument Advisory Committee2020
 COM-035470Bears Ears National Monument Advisory Committee2019
 COM-033301Bears Ears National Monument Advisory Committee2018