FACA Committee Purpose & Justification The information in this plan was imported from the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) database and transformed into StratML Part 1, Strategic Plan, format. Fiscal Year:2011 Committee Type: Non Scientific Program Advisory Board Western Interior Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council DOI 0ddd488b-94a7-4a6f-b5d1-46bdf7e4b22e [1528]: http://alaska.fws.gov/asm/racdetail.cfml?rac=06 Department of the Interior [15]: http://www.doi.gov Sponsoring Agency Beneficiary Mr. Raymond L. Collins Subsistence user Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Timothy P. Gervais subsistence user/ commercial fisherman/big game guide Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Donald V. Honea, Jr. Subsistence User/Village chief Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Carl M. Morgan Subsistence User Committee Member Representative Performer Ms. Jenny K. Pelkola Subsistence User Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Jack L. Reakoff Subsistence User/postmaster Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Pollock Simon Sr. subsistence user Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. James L. Walker Subsistence user Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Robert A. Walker Subsistence User Committee Member Representative Performer Ms. Eleanor Yatlin Subsistence user/Refuge Information Technician Committee Member Representative Performer Not Available 89580b91-3c31-4d23-ba6e-43379072ff60 Since Congress passed the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act in 1980, Title VIII has provided for the continuation of subsistence uses of fish and wildlife resources on Federal public lands by rural residents in Alaska. Title VIII required the creation of Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils to enable rural residents to have a meaningful role in Federal subsistence management. The Secretaries of the Interior and of Agriculture subsequently established the Federal Subsistence Management Program. The Program is a multi-agency effort that includes the Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs and the USDA Forest Service. These agencies manage the Federal public lands where subsistence activities take place, including waters running through or next to Federal public lands and limited marine jurisdiction. The Secretaries delegated management authority for subsistence uses in Alaska to the Federal Subsistence Board, which is comprised of the regional directors of the five Federal public land managers in Alaska and a representative appointed by the Secretaries to serve as Chair. The Board is the decisionmaking body that oversees the Federal Subsistence Management Program. The ten Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils provide recommendations and information to the Board, review policies and management plans, provide a public forum, develop proposals, evaluate current and anticipated subsistence needs, and perform other duties required by the Board. The Councils make recommendations to the Board regarding proposed changes to fish and wildlife regulations; management plans; policies, standards, and guidelines; determinations of customary and traditional use of subsistence resources; fisheries research projects; determinations of rural status; subsistence use allocations; and other matters related to subsistence take of fish and wildlife. The Councils meet at least twice a year. Council chairs attend at least two Board meetings a year to present the recommendations of the Council and provide knowledge and advice to the Board. 57b8ad3f-0a81-4111-95ad-9fb0e0b7c25f Recommandations Not Available b2b05299-e721-49bb-aafb-05eedb215328 Make, Accept, Implement 08b2c327-7777-4acc-baa9-a44f6738d54a ebfd4e94-6b33-4f6e-94ca-add884168c6d Recommendations Made Number Western Interior Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council Department of the Interior Unspecified n/a 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 In FY 2011, the Western Interior Alaska Subsistence Regional Management Council recommended action on 9 wildlife proposals.Prior to 2007 council recommendations were not tracked. 80 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 154aa9ce-a032-42eb-8f08-36ea3c8bc35a Recommendations Fully Accepted Percentage Western Interior Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council Department of the Interior For a variety of its own reasons not applicable to the Committee, the agency may implement all/most of the recommendations, but few times recommendations are not implemented. n/a 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 The Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Title VIII, Section 805(c) requires the Federal Subsistence Board to consider and adopt the report and recommendations of the Regional Advisory Council concerning the taking of fish and wildlife within the region for subsistence on public lands. The Board may choose not to follow a recommendation only if it determines the recommendation is not supported by substantial evidence, violates recognized principles of fish and wildlife conservation, or would be detrimental to the satisfaction of subsistence needs. Under these criteria, the Board generally adopts a majority of the Council’s recommendations. 87 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 19e0044b-fd48-4390-8ea5-409c161bda20 Recommendations Partially Accepted Percentage Western Interior Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council Department of the Interior There are sometimes a few proposals which were not funded in their entirety, those few being scaled back from their original level of requested funding (allowable under the program). n/a 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 The Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Title VIII, Section 805(c) requires the Federal Subsistence Board to consider and adopt the report and recommendations of the Regional Advisory Council concerning the taking of fish and wildlife within the region for subsistence on public lands. The Board may choose not to follow a recommendation only if it determines the recommendation is not supported by substantial evidence, violates recognized principles of fish and wildlife conservation, or would be detrimental to the satisfaction of subsistence needs. Under these criteria, the Board generally adopts a majority of the Council’s recommendations. 10 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 2013-07-09 http://explore.data.gov/resource/datasets/c5i3-bb9j Gannon (J.) Dick gannon_dick@yahoo.com Submit error.