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 California Desert District Advisory Council DOI c0b46af5-d8f3-4953-9990-17e36d31ad91 [1784]: http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/rac/dac.html Department of the Interior [15]: http://www.doi.gov Sponsoring Agency Beneficiary Tom Acuna Supervisor, Land Planning & Natural Resources North Committee Member Representative Performer Monica Argandona California Wilderness Coalition Committee Member Representative Performer Randy Banis Owner Sundance MediaCom Committee Member Representative Performer James Fitzpatrick Deputy Director, California Film Commission Committee Member Representative Performer Meg Grossglass Recreational Off-Road Industry Committee Member Representative Performer Patrick Lloyd Gunn retired Committee Member Representative Performer Thomas Hallenbeck District director, CalTrans Committee Member Representative Performer Richard Holliday retired Committee Member Representative Performer Ronald Johnston Retired Committee Member Representative Performer Brad Mitzelfelt Supervisor, First District, San Bernardino County Committee Member Representative Performer Richard Rudnick Cattle Rancher Committee Member Representative Performer April Sall The Wildlands Conservancy Committee Member Representative Performer Alexander Schriener Renewable Resources Committee Member Representative Performer Dinah O Shumway Geologist Committee Member Representative Performer Not Available ff915d71-5f52-42ef-bb39-ca3b98d54d18 The California Desert District Advisory Council was established by the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (43 U.S.C.. 1701 et seq), as a citizens’ advisory group to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Council members represent various categories of interest within the geographic area covered by the District. 8496cd64-b447-461e-bb84-27f1f9f43b47 Recommandations Not Available c4b28d0a-71a8-4574-94f8-d99c5c429a42 Make, Accept, Implement 8491f7d3-6ee4-47f1-aded-c37d788f49bd 8bbcaf74-8bb8-4811-a629-0a8ace43cb26 Recommendations Made Number California Desert District Advisory Council Department of the Interior Unspecified n/a 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 The California Desert District Advisory Council passes many recommendations in the form of resolutions and motions. The eight FY 11 recommendations are summarized below:Recommendation: To request assessments of impacts onrecreation for renewable projects, including a map with the affected routes and motorized routes. In the event that the route network is settled, it should be designated routes. In the occurrence that it is unsettled, such as the environmental impact statement for the Paso Collaborative Access Planning Area, that the map include both designated routes and existing routes that are still in play for potential designation. Amendment: To propose an amendment to include all trails, including nonmotorized trails, in the overlay of the map. Amendment: To include all roads, city, county and state, and Federal in the overlay of the map.Recommendation: To include at the next DAC meeting a generic discussion of permitting, casual versus planned events, insurance coverage, and medical support.Recommendation: To ask for clarification from the Department of Interior as to what the goal should be for renewable energy for the California Desert District. Result: Motion tabled to allow BLM staff to bring an update at the next DAC meeting.Recommendation: To accept public comment for items not on the agenda at the beginning of each District Advisory Council public meeting.Recommendation: The BLM should include in Federal Register notices, news releases, public notices, etc. that timeframes for meetings and agenda topics are estimates and can vary depending upon the level of discussion required by the Council to help the pubic better plan their arrival for specific topics/presentations and discussions.Recommendation: The Council will write letters of appreciation to field managers and their staff who assist in field tours to recognize contributions of those BLM employees. Letters are drafted by the members, signed by the Chair, and mailed to the appropriate field manager, who provides copies for their personnel folder.Recommendation: The Council collectively recommends/selects meeting dates, locations, and tentative meeting and field tour agendas.Recommendation: The BLM should continue orientation briefing for news Council members to help educate them about the BLM, the California Desert District, and their role as a District Advisory Council member. Recommendation: As a result of untimely appointments/reappointments of Council members, the Council unanimously passed a motion that each year after the terms of some DAC member have expired, but prior to their reappointment or the appointment of their successors, those expired DAC members can continue to participate and advise the BLM on issues affecting public lands within the California Desert Conservation Area. But for any Council actions/recommendations a quorum of active members would still be required of which must include an elected official. 48 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 97977c57-7f24-449a-9866-9062ded69485 Recommendations Fully Accepted Percentage California Desert District 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 BLM is not able to fully implement all administrative recommendations if they are in violation of the regulations. 45 2010-10-01 2011-09-30 327e07f0-2d78-4bd6-abb4-a2e2590b3b47 Recommendations Partially Accepted Percentage California Desert District 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 formally established Special Recreation Permit (SRP) subgroup has been formalized and is currently assisting the BLM with review and recommendations on standardizing the SRP process across the DAC's area of jurisdiction. 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.) 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