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 Southeast Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council DOI 4db1cf84-aa96-4557-886a-d1b3a55603f1 [1531]: http://alaska.fws.gov/asm/racdetail.cfml?rac=01 Department of the Interior [15]: http://www.doi.gov Sponsoring Agency Beneficiary Mr. Timothy Charles Ackerman Subsistence User Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Bertrand J. Adams Sr. Commercial Fisher/Sport Fishing Charter Operator/Tribal Council President/Author and Writer/Subsistence Harvester Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Michael Dean Bangs Commercial Fisher, Subsistence Harvester Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Michael A. Douville Subsistence Harvester/Commercial Fisher/Trapper Committee Member Representative Performer Ms. Merle N. Hawkins Tribal Government, Subsistence User Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Donald C. Hernandez Commercial Fisher/Subsistence Harvester Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Harvey Kitka Retired, Subsistence User Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Floyd Kookesh M. Tribal Association Employee/Sport Fishing Charter Operator and Guide/Subsistence User Committee Member Representative Performer Ms. Cathy Needham Environmental Consultant Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Frederick Archie Nielsen Retired, Subsistence User Committee Member Representative Performer Ms. Patricia A. Phillips Subsistence User/Commercial Fisher/Tourism Businesswoman Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Frank G. Wright Jr. Commercial fisher, Tribal Council President Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. John Albert Yeager Charter-boat Business Owner/Operator, Sport Fishing Guide, Commercial Fisher Committee Member Representative Performer Not Available 28acace8-14e7-4cd7-aafe-d4273d855b79 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 of 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 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 of authority for subsistence uses in Alaska to the Federal Subsistence Board, which is comprised of the regional directors of the five Federal public lands 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 regulatory proposals for subsistence use of fish and wildlife, 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 rural status; subsistence use allocation 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 Councils and provide knowledge and advice to the Board. 463efb35-84f1-4b00-b4ce-8c739adc4c24 Recommandations Not Available d255cd7f-1061-4a4f-a0f7-f8f9b8779801 Make, Accept, Implement 01406f7f-0bb7-450d-b4ec-0edfcd13a1a2 5922b958-d15d-4b30-91f9-d1656f10eb34 Recommendations Made Number Southeast Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council Department of the Interior Unspecified n/a 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 In FY 2011 the Council provided the Board with recommendations on five fishery proposals and 21 wildlife proposals to change subsistence fishing and hunting regulations either Statewide or within the Southeast Alaska Region.Note: Prior to 2007 council recommendations were not tracked. 114 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 004abcd8-b847-420f-ad5c-86d9a2cc51cd Recommendations Fully Accepted Percentage Southeast 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 ANILCA, 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 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 this constraint, the Board generally adopts the Council's recommendations. In FY 2011 the Board has acted on only the five fishery proposal recommendations. The Board meeting when the 21 wildlife recommendation will be considered occurs in January 2012. The Board agreed with five of the six fishery recommendations and deferred the sixth back to the Council for additional information and Tribal consultation. 80 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 dee0cef5-d4f6-401e-883d-d182dd084ac1 Recommendations Partially Accepted Percentage Southeast 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 ANILCA, 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 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 this constraint, the Board generally adopts the Council's recommendations. If the Subsistence Board provides amendments to a Council recommendation prior to approval, they are not substantive (generally grammatical) and are not considered partially implementated. In FY 2011, one of the five fishery proposal was deferred for 2 years to develop additional information and provide an opportunity for increased Tribal consultation. 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.