16 U.S. Code § 7125 - Resource advisory committees
(a) Establishment and purpose of resource advisory committees
The Secretary concerned shall establish and maintain resource advisory committees to perform the duties in subsection (b), except as provided in paragraph (4).
The purpose of a resource advisory committee shall be—
(3) Access to resource advisory committees
To ensure that each unit of Federal land has access to a resource advisory committee, and that there is sufficient interest in participation on a committee to ensure that membership can be balanced in terms of the points of view represented and the functions to be performed, the Secretary concerned may,  establish resource advisory committees for part of, or 1 or more, units of Federal land.
(4) Existing advisory committees
(A) In general
An advisory committee that meets the requirements of this section, a resource advisory committee established before September 29, 2012, or an advisory committee determined by the Secretary concerned before September 29, 2012, to meet the requirements of this section may be deemed by the Secretary concerned to be a resource advisory committee for the purposes of this subchapter.
A charter for a committee described in subparagraph (A) that was filed on or before September 29, 2012, shall be considered to be filed for purposes of this chapter.
(C) Bureau of land management advisory committees
The Secretary of the Interior may deem a resource advisory committee meeting the requirements of subpart 1784 of part 1780 of title 43, Code of Federal Regulations, as a resource advisory committee for the purposes of this subchapter.
A resource advisory committee shall—
(2) propose projects and funding to the Secretary concerned under section 7123 of this title;
(3) provide early and continuous coordination with appropriate land management agency officials in recommending projects consistent with purposes of this chapter under this subchapter;
(4) provide frequent opportunities for citizens, organizations, tribes, land management agencies, and other interested parties to participate openly and meaningfully, beginning at the early stages of the project development process under this subchapter;
(A) monitor projects that have been approved under section 7124 of this title; and
(c) Appointment by the Secretary
(1) Appointment and term
(A) In general
The Secretary concerned,  shall appoint the members of resource advisory committees for a term of 4 years beginning on the date of appointment.
(2) Basic requirements
The Secretary concerned shall ensure that each resource advisory committee established meets the requirements of subsection (d).
(3) Initial appointment
Not later than 180 days after October 3, 2008, the Secretary concerned shall make initial appointments to the resource advisory committees.
The Secretary concerned shall make appointments to fill vacancies on any resource advisory committee as soon as practicable after the vacancy has occurred.
(d) Composition of advisory committee
(2) Community interests represented
Committee members shall be representative of the interests of the following 3 categories:
(A) 5 persons that—
(ii) represent developed outdoor recreation, off highway vehicle users, or commercial recreation activities;
(B) 5 persons that represent—
(C) 5 persons that—
(iii) represent American Indian tribes within or adjacent to the area for which the committee is organized;
(3) Balanced representation
In appointing committee members from the 3 categories in paragraph (2), the Secretary concerned shall provide for balanced and broad representation from within each category.
(4) Geographic distribution
The members of a resource advisory committee shall reside within the State in which the committee has jurisdiction and, to extent  practicable, the Secretary concerned shall ensure local representation in each category in paragraph (2).
(e) Approval procedures
(1) In general
Subject to paragraph (3), each resource advisory committee shall establish procedures for proposing projects to the Secretary concerned under this subchapter.
(f) Other committee authorities and requirements
(1) Staff assistance
A resource advisory committee may submit to the Secretary concerned a request for periodic staff assistance from Federal employees under the jurisdiction of the Secretary.
All meetings of a resource advisory committee shall be announced at least 1 week in advance in a local newspaper of record and shall be open to the public.
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Source(Pub. L. 106–393, title II, § 205, as added Pub. L. 110–343, div. C, title VI, § 601(a),Oct. 3, 2008, 122 Stat. 3905; amended Pub. L. 112–141, div. F, title I, § 100101(a)(7),July 6, 2012, 126 Stat. 906; Pub. L. 113–40, § 10(a)(2)(C),Oct. 2, 2013, 127 Stat. 545.)
References in Text
This chapter, referred to in subsecs. (a)(4)(B) and (b)(3), was in the original “this Act”, meaning Pub. L. 106–393, Oct. 30, 2000, 114 Stat. 1607, known as the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000, which is classified principally to this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 7101 of this title and Tables.
October 3, 2008, referred to in subsec. (c)(3), was in the original “the date of enactment of this Act”, which was translated as meaning the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–343, which enacted this section, to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
A prior section 205 ofPub. L. 106–393was set out in a note under section 500 of this title prior to repeal by Pub. L. 110–343, div. C, title VI, § 601(a),Oct. 3, 2008, 122 Stat. 3893.
2013—Subsec. (a)(4)(A), (B). Pub. L. 113–40substituted “2012” for “2011” wherever appearing.
2012—Subsec. (a)(4)(A), (B). Pub. L. 112–141substituted “2011” for “2006” wherever appearing.
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