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 Yukon/Kuskokwim Delta Subsistence Regional Advisory Council DOI 7cf71059-6d84-4854-8a70-fd8d1f234231 [1534]: http://alaska.fws.gov/asm/racdetail.cfml?rac=05 Department of the Interior [15]: http://www.doi.gov Sponsoring Agency Beneficiary Mr. Robert E. Aloysius Subsistence Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. John W. Andrew Subsistence Committee Member Representative Performer Noah M. Andrew Sr. Subsistence Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. William F. Brown Subsistence Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. James A. Charles Subsistence Committee Member Representative Performer Ms. Mary M. Gregory Subsistence Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Raymond J. Oney Subsistence Committee Member Representative Performer Evan K Polty Sr. Subsistence Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Greg J. Roczicka Subsistence Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Aloysius B. Unok Commercial fisherman Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Harry Oscar Wilde Sr. Subsistence Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Lester Wilde Sr. Subsistence Committee Member Representative Performer Not Available 7561b974-2c24-4010-b252-c9294b52947b 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 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, appoint members to the National Park Service Subsistence Resource Commissions, and perform other duties required by the Board. The Councils make recommendations to the Board regarding proposed changes to fish and wildlife harvest 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 represent the recommendations of their Councils and provide knowledge and advice to the Board. 90f8041d-3aac-409a-b300-5f0e4b3ceab7 Recommandations Not Available a63a5d8a-a771-41ed-8649-b999567bbb42 Make, Accept, Implement 519e395d-338f-46ba-9019-e52379e85fe1 844d71cc-2ce3-407d-a641-fba5dede0630 Recommendations Made Number Yukon/Kuskokwim Delta Subsistence Regional Advisory Council Department of the Interior Unspecified n/a 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 During its fall meeting (Sept. 30 - Oct 1, 2010), the Council reviewed Federal fisheries regulatory change proposals and provided 9 recommendations for changes to the fisheries harvest regulations. The Council also provided its recommendations on regional fisheries project needs. During its winter 2011 meeting, the Council appointed 3 RAC members to serve on the Tri-RAC Customary Trade Subcommittee. The Council heard the Chair's report, reviewed wildlife closures, heard closure policy, reviewed crossover wildlife closures, reviewed its Charter, heard updates and a report of ground fisheries bycatch in the Bering sea and Aleutian Islands, heard agency and organization reports. During its fall 2011 meeting, the Council made recommendations on 16 wildlife proposals, and 14 2012 Fisheries Monitoring Program proposals and made its recommendations to fund all those fisheries projects. The Council heard updates and reports by Federal, State, and other organizations on the Yukon River and Kuskokwim River salmon fisheries. 394 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 52e5252d-d993-4626-b9c5-c5690ecee85c Recommendations Fully Accepted Percentage Yukon/Kuskokwim Delta 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 uses on Federally managed public lands. The Board may choose not to follow any of the Council's recommendation only if it is determined that the recommendation is not supported by the substantial evidence, it violates any of the recognized principles of fish and wildlife conservation, or it would be detrimental to the satisfaction of subsistence needs. 68 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 b533229d-7c3d-4b0c-b836-07724b7f081e Recommendations Partially Accepted Percentage Yukon/Kuskokwim Delta 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 uses on the Federally managed public lands. The Board may choose not to follow any one of the Council's recommendation only if it is not supported by the substantial evidence, it violates any of the recognized principles of fish and wildlife conservation, or it would be detrimental to the satisfaction of subsistence needs. 6 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.