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 North Slope Subsistence Regional Advisory Council DOI 75426448-9762-4702-badd-022e89947778 [1535]: http://alaska.fws.gov/asm/racdetail.cfml?rac=10 Department of the Interior [15]: http://www.doi.gov Sponsoring Agency Beneficiary Ms. Rosemary Ahtaungaruak Subsistence Committee Member Representative Performer Mr Harry K. Brower Jr. Subsistence Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Lee Kayotuk Subsistence Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Ray F. Koonuk Sr. Subsistence Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Lloyd K. Leavitt Subsistence Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. James M. Nageak Subsistence Committee Member Representative Performer Mr. Roy Maloney Nageak Sr. Subsistence Committee Member Representative Performer Not Available 6e5a8e13-61fb-453e-a207-be08129349a3 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, 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 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. The 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. 36a06231-c468-4954-bcef-32d7e04f150d Recommandations Not Available 3be6a9a3-5fba-4ee5-8980-b7f2d02cf52f Make, Accept, Implement 57e53564-b9f8-4efd-a440-e8f9dcfbc8ef f7cdc2d0-d00f-4125-9fac-7df814fab40f Recommendations Made Number North Slope Subsistence Regional Advisory Council Department of the Interior Unspecified n/a 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 In FY 2011 the North Slope Regional Advisory Council made four recommendations, two of which were recommendations on closure reviews to the Federal Subsistence Board. They also made two recommendations on the Memorandum of Understanding and Changing the Composition of the Board. [Note: Council recommendations were not tracked prior to 2007.] 36 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 badcb259-98e3-4ab0-ae67-0190a5080a7e Recommendations Fully Accepted Percentage North Slope 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. The two closure reviews won't go before the Federal Subsistence Board until July 2011 so the percentage is lower. 80 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 9dc54627-b501-4bec-a8c7-04da83cabee3 Recommendations Partially Accepted Percentage North Slope 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. Two recommendations in the memorandum of understanding and about changing the composition of the Board were not acted upon, but will be at a later date when the issues come before the Board again after assigned working groups give a more detailed report. 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.