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Fiscal Year:2011 Committee Type: Non Scientific Program Advisory Board Eastern Interior Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council DOI dab1b9d4-2453-433e-a2e0-3cf237ace5e3 [1533]: http://alaska.fws.gov/asm/racdetail.cfml?rac=09 Department of the Interior [15]: http://www.doi.gov Sponsoring Agency Beneficiary Mr. Andrew William Bassich Subsistence Committee Member Representative Performer Ms. Susan Louise Entsminger Commercial/Sport Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Lester Charles Erhart Sr. Subsistence Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Andrew Paul Firmin Subsistence Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. William Lowell Glanz Subsistence Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Franklin Gurtler Subsistence Committee Member Representative Performer Joseph Matesi Subsistence Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Virgil Lee Umphenour Commercial/Sport Committee Member Representative Performer Larry Williams Sr Subsistence Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Donald A. Woodruff Subsistence Committee Member Representative Performer Not Available ee71a6ad-a329-48c7-b89d-ef2240de7e74 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 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 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 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 their Councils and provide knowledge and advice to the Board. ac798744-1a6f-410a-9b0e-62b5d34bc263 Recommandations Not Available 5baeb8d5-c6aa-40fb-abbd-934c8f82169e Make, Accept, Implement fcb56cde-3cd9-407a-b51d-f1a955b04a3f fdf8978f-4327-424a-872f-9c734917a371 Recommendations Made Number Eastern Interior Alaska Subsistence Regional Advisory Council Department of the Interior Unspecified n/a 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 In FY 2011 the Council made 9 recommendations to the Board regarding proposed changes in subsistence fish regulations, 0 recommendations regarding proposed changes to subsistence wildlife regulations, 12 Yukon Region recommendations regarding prioritization of Fisheries Monitoring Program priority information needs, 6 multi-regional recommendations regarding prioritization of Fisheries Monitoring Program priority information needs, 1 recommendation on a wildlife closure review, 1 recommendation to the Board on chum salmon bycatch, 1 recommendation for a special action request to conserve Yukon River Chinook salmon stock, 1 recommendation on the composition of the Board, and 1 recommendation on the Memorandum of Understanding Between the Board and the State of Alaska. Prior to 2007 council recommendations were not tracked. The Council made recommendations to the Board regarding proposed changes to fish and wildlife regulations, Fisheries Monitoring Program proposed projects, rural determinations, and other matters. 137 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 fa329435-fc28-4511-90ac-c1c39582b9a8 Recommendations Fully Accepted Percentage Eastern 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 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 fish and wildlife on the public lands within the region for subsistence uses. 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 the Council’s recommendations. 70 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 17fe57d6-46e5-422e-af2e-cb6009364246 Recommendations Partially Accepted Percentage Eastern 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 on public lands within the region for subsistence uses. 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 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.