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Time to apply for federal committee

Andy Bourelle

Nominations for the Lake Tahoe Basin Federal Advisory Committee are being accepted until Aug. 10.

The committee, an environmental advisory group created by executive order as a direct result of President Clinton’s visit to Lake Tahoe in July 1997, is being created to advise the Federal Interagency Partnership in its development of environmental policies for the Lake Tahoe Basin.

No more than 20 members will comprise the advisory committee. Representatives from key segments of the community are expected to hold seats on the committee, including individuals representing the local environment, science and research, local government, states of California and Nevada, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency, property rights, national environment, ski resorts, Washoe Tribe, transportation, labor as well as member-at-large seats.

People can nominate themselves or the agency they represent can do so. Nominations should be submitted by letter to the U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit.

Two forms will be sent back to the nominees to fill out. One is for a biographical profile, and one is for a background check.

The Lake Tahoe Basin Executive Committee will review the applicants’ information and make recommendations to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman, who will make the appointments.

The committee will report to Glickman, recommending specific actions to be taken, facilitating the coordination of federal programs and funds and reviewing management strategies.

Recommendations will be based on a consensus of committee members, and members will be expected to contribute significant amounts of time working on the committee.

The committee is the third branch charged with implementing the presidential directives. The other two groups, the Federal Tahoe Regional Executives and the Lake Tahoe Basin Executive Committee, have been meeting regularly during the last nine months.

Nominations should be submitted by letter with the candidate’s name, address, telephone number and fax number to the following address: FACA Nominations, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, 870 Emerald Bay Road, South Lake Tahoe, Calif., 96150.

For more information, people are encouraged to call Linda Massey, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit public affairs officer, at (530) 573-2688.

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