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DOI - 84601 - Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Council - Authorized by Law


Committee NameSouthern New Mexico Resource Advisory CouncilAgency NameDepartment of the Interior
Fiscal Year2022Committee Number84601
Original Establishment Date6/18/2020Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FY Max Number of Members*12
Current Charter Date11/9/2021Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Las Cruces District Manager
Date Of Renewal Charter11/9/2023Designated Federal Officer Prefix
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*William
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Childress
Establishment Authority*Authorized by LawDesignated Federal Officer Suffix
Specific Establishment Authority*Federal Land Policy and Management Act, Section 309Designated Federal Officer Phone*(575) 525-4499
Effective Date Of Authority*10/21/1976Designated Federal Officer Fax*
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 RequiredNot Applicable
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The BLM's Southern New Mexico RAC provides representative citizen council and advice to the Secretary of the Interior through the Bureau of Land Management's New Mexico State Director concerning the planning and management of public land resources located within the jurisdictional boundaries of the RAC.
How is membership balanced?*The Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Council is composed of 12 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.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The RAC did not meet in FY22. The RAC typically meets 2-4 times annually.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*The RAC develops recommendations for the BLM regarding the preparation, amendment, and implementation of land use plans for the public lands and resources within the jurisdiction of the RAC. This may require the RAC to, at the direction of the designated Federal officer, gather and analyze information, conduct studies and field examinations, hear public comments, and provide advice on the issues presented.
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 New Mexico website, and distributed to local newspapers.
Recommendation RemarksThe Las Cruces (73658) and Pecos (73657) District Resource Advisory Councils consolidated into a single Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Council (84601) effective June 18, 2020.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
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 OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentN/A
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentN/ANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings Commentin-depth analysis has not been done to determine cost savings associated with the RAC. However, the contributions of the RAC are of great benefit to the BLM.Grants Review CommentN/A
Number Of Recommendations*1Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*Yes
Number Of Recommendations CommentThe RAC did not meet in FY22. The RAC made 1 recommendation in FY21 at the December 2020 meeting to increase BLM amenity fees at the Rob Jaggers Camping Area.Access Agency WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentThe RAC recommended a BLM campground fee increase. The BLM is currently under a fee increase pause for the duration of the COVID pandemic, so this fee increase will be implemented at a later date.Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentN/AAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*N/ANarrative Description*The Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Council is a citizen advisory council that serves in an advisory capacity concerning the planning and management of the public land resources located in the RAC’s jurisdiction.
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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*$1,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$20,000.00
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*$15,000.00
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*$2,500.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$150.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$1,500.00
Total Costs$1,150.00Est. Total Next FY*$39,000.00
Date Cost Last Modified10/19/2022 4:19 PMEst. Fed Staff Support Next FY*0.20
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*0.10Est Cost Remarks
Cost RemarksStaff costs were incurred for preparation of a call for nominations Federal Register notice, preparation of a nomination package and preparing and reviewing the FY 22 Annual Comprehensive Review.  
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Interest Areas

Natural Resources
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-039508Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Council2021
 COM-037171Southern New Mexico Resource Advisory Council2020