Call for Nominations for the National Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board

Published date02 October 2023
Record Number2023-21721
Citation88 FR 67795
CourtLand Management Bureau
SectionNotices
Federal Register, Volume 88 Issue 189 (Monday, October 2, 2023)
[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 189 (Monday, October 2, 2023)]
                [Notices]
                [Pages 67795-67796]
                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2023-21721]
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                DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
                Bureau of Land Management
                [BLM_HQ_FRN_MO4500173718]
                Call for Nominations for the National Wild Horse and Burro
                Advisory Board
                AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.
                ACTION: Notice of call for nominations.
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                SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to solicit public nominations
                for three positions on the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board (Board)
                that will become vacant on January 11, 2024. The Board provides advice
                concerning the management, protection, and control of wild free-roaming
                horses and burros on public lands administered by the Department of the
                Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the
                Department of Agriculture, through the U.S. Forest Service.
                DATES: Nominations must be post marked or submitted to the following
                addresses no later than November 16, 2023.
                ADDRESSES: All mail sent via the U.S. Postal Service should be
                addressed as follows:
                 Wild Horses and Burro Division, U.S. Department of the Interior,
                Bureau of Land Management, Attn: Dorothea Boothe, HQ-260, 9828 31st
                Avenue; Phoenix, AZ 85051.
                 All packages that are sent via FedEx or UPS should be addressed as
                follows:
                 U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Wild
                Horse and Burro Division, Attn: Dorothea Boothe, 9828 31st Avenue,
                Phoenix, AZ 85051. Please consider emailing PDF documents to Ms. Boothe
                at [email protected].
                FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dorothea Boothe, Wild Horse and Burro
                Program Coordinator, telephone: 602-906-5543, email: [email protected].
                Individuals in the United States who are deaf, deafblind, hard of
                hearing, or have a speech disability may dial 711 (TTY, TDD, or
                TeleBraille) to access telecommunications relay services. Individuals
                outside the United States should use the relay services offered within
                their country to make international calls to the point-of-contact in
                the United States.
                SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Members of the Board serve without
                compensation; however, while away from their homes or regular places of
                business, Board and subcommittee members engaged in Board or
                subcommittee business approved by the Designated Federal Officer (DFO)
                may be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of
                subsistence under 5 U.S.C. 5703, in the same manner as persons employed
                intermittently in government service. Nominations for a term of 3 years
                are needed to represent the following categories of interest:
                 Natural Resource Management;
                 Public Interest (Equine Behavior); and
                 Wild Horse and Burro Research.
                 The Board will meet one to four times annually. The DFO may call
                additional meetings in connection with special needs for advice.
                Individuals may nominate themselves or others. Any individual or
                organization may nominate one or more persons to serve on the Board.
                 Nominations should include a resume providing an adequate
                description of the nominee's qualifications, including information that
                would enable the Departments of the Interior and Agriculture to make an
                informed decision regarding meeting the membership requirements of the
                Board and permit the Departments to contact a potential member.
                Nominations are to be sent to the address listed under ADDRESSES. To
                assist nominees in developing nominations packets, please visit the BLM
                website at https://www.blm.gov/programs/wild-horse-and-burro/get-involved/advisory-board and use the document template, Applying to
                Serve on the Advisory Board.
                 As appropriate, certain Board members may be appointed as special
                government employees (SGEs). Please be aware that applicants selected
                to serve as SGEs will be required, prior to appointment, to file a
                Confidential Financial Disclosure Report in order to avoid involvement
                in real or apparent conflicts of interest. You may find a copy of the
                Confidential Financial Disclosure Report at the following Web site:
                https://www.doi.gov/ethics/financial-disclosure. Additionally, after
                appointment, members appointed as SGEs will be required to meet
                applicable financial disclosure and ethics training requirements.
                Please contact (202) 202-208-7960 or [email protected] with any
                questions about the ethics requirements for members appointed as SGEs.
                 Membership Selection: Individuals shall qualify to serve on the
                Board because of their education, training, or experience that enables
                them to give informed and objective advice regarding the interest they
                represent. They should demonstrate experience or knowledge of the area
                of their expertise and a commitment to collaborate in seeking solutions
                to resource management issues. The Board is structured to provide fair
                membership and balance, both geographic and interest specific, in terms
                of the functions to be performed and points of view to be represented.
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                Members are selected with the objective of providing representative
                counsel and advice about public land and resource planning.
                 Pursuant to section 7 of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros
                Act, members of the Board cannot be employed by the State or Federal
                Government.
                (Authority: 43 CFR 1784.4-1)
                Brian St George,
                Acting Assistant Director, Resources and Planning.
                [FR Doc. 2023-21721 Filed 9-29-23; 8:45 am]
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