Basin advisory committe seeks members
Nominations for individuals to serve on the 2008-2010 Lake Tahoe Basin Federal Advisory Committee (LTFAC or Committee) are being accepted by the USDA Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit through February 29, 2008. Individuals interested in taking an active role in Lake Tahoe issues are encouraged to apply.
The committee will address issues related to federal activities at Lake Tahoe. Items on the agenda include a presentation on the preliminary Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act Round 9 hazardous fuels reduction and wildfire prevention projects, and an update on the SNPLMA Round 9 science themes, project nomination form and calendar, followed by a public comment period.
The committee consists of 20 members representing a broad array of constituencies. The Secretary of Agriculture chartered the first committee in July 1998 to advise the Federal Partnership on programs and projects within the Lake Tahoe Basin. The committees charter has been renewed every two years with the most recent renewal occurring in June 2006.
All Lake Tahoe Federal Advisory Committee meetings are open to the public. Interested citizens are encouraged to attend. Issues may be brought to the attention of the committee during the open public comment period at the meeting, or by filing a written statement with the committee through Arla Hains, U.S. Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA, 96150. For more information on the Lake Tahoe Federal Advisory Committee, visit the Forest Service web site at:
Nominations for the Committee shall contain the following information and attachments: 1) a cover letter identifying the applicant’s qualifications for the sector or sectors applying for; 2) the LTFAC checklist identifying the specific sector or sectors the applicant is applying to represent; and 3) the completed AD-755 (Advisory Committee Background Information Form) documenting the proposed applicant’s qualifications for representing that sector or sectors on the Lake Tahoe Basin Federal Advisory Committee. Mail application packets to FACA Nominations, attn: Nita Wornom, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, USDA Forest Service, 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150, postmarked no later than February 29, 2008.
Appointments to LTFAC will be made by the Secretary of Agriculture (Department). Equal opportunity practices, in line with USDA policies, will be followed in all appointments to the Committee. To ensure that the recommendations of the Committee have taken into account the needs of the diverse groups serviced by the Department, membership should include to the extent practicable, individuals with demonstrated ability to represent minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and senior citizens.
Committee application form AD-755 – Advisory Committee Background Information and LTFAC checklist, can be downloaded in PDF format from the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit’s website at: http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/ltbmu or obtained from Arla Hains, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, by calling (530) 543-2773, or send an e-mail request to email@example.com.
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