[Federal Register: April 2, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 63)]
[Page 15580-15581]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Office of the Secretary

Establishment of Trinity River Adaptive Management Working Group

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of establishment.


SUMMARY: The Secretary of the Interior, after consultation with the 
General Services Administration, has established the Trinity River 
Adaptive Management Working Group (Working Group). The Working Group 
will provide recommendations on all aspects of the implementation of 
the Trinity River Restoration Program and affords stakeholders the 
opportunity to give policy, management, and technical input concerning 
Trinity River restoration efforts. The Working group replaces the 
Trinity River Basin Fish and Wildlife Task Force (Bureau of 
Reclamation) and will perform similar, although expanded, functions.

Wildlife Service, California/Nevada Operations Office, 2800 Cottage 
Way, Suite W2606, Sacramento, CA 95825, 916-414-6464.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are publishing this notice in accordance 
with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. 
App.) (FACA). The Secretary of the Interior certifies that she has 
determined that the formation of the Working Group is necessary and is 
in the public interest.
    The Working Group will conduct its operations in accordance with 
the provisions of Federal Advisory Committee Act. It will report to the 
Secretary of the Interior through the Trinity River Management Council 
and will function solely as an advisory body. The Working Group will 
provide recommendations and advice to the Trinity Management Council on 
(1) the effectiveness of management actions in achieving restoration 
goals and alternative hypotheses for study, (2) the priority of 
restoration projects, (3) funding priorities, and (4) other program 
    The Secretary will appoint members who can effectively represent 
the varied interests associated with the Trinity River Restoration 
Program. Members

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will represent stakeholders, Federal and State agencies, and tribes. 
Members will be senior representatives of their respective constituent 
groups with knowledge of the Trinity River Restoration Program 
including the Adaptive Environmental Assessment and Management Program. 
The Secretary will appoint Working Group members based on nominations 
submitted by interested parties, including but not limited to Trinity 
County residents, recreational and commercial fishermen, commercial and 
recreational boaters, power utilities, water users, forestry, grazing/
ranchers, tribal interests, environmental interests, and the general 
    The Working Group will meet at least two times per year. The U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service will provide necessary support services to 
the Working Group. All Working Group meetings, as well as its 
subcommittee meetings, will be open to the public. A notice announcing 
each Working Group meeting will be published in the Federal Register at 
least 15 days before the date of the meeting. The public will have the 
opportunity to provide input at all meetings.
    We expect the Working Group to continue for the duration of the 
Trinity River Restoration Program. Its continuation is, however, 
subject to biennial renewal.
    Fifteen days after publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register, we will file a copy of the Working Group's charter with the 
Committee Management Secretariat, General Services, Administration; 
Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate; 
Committee on Resources, United States House of Representatives; and the 
Library of Congress.
    The Certification for establishment is published below.


    I hereby certify that the Trinity River Adaptive Management Working 
Group is necessary and is in the public interest in connection with the 
performance of duties imposed on the Department of the Interior by 
Public Laws 84-386, 96-335 (Trinity River Stream Rectification Act), 
98-541 and 104-143 (Trinity River Basin Fish and Wildlife Management 
Act of 1984, and 102-575 (The Central Valley Improvement Act). The 
Working Group will assist the Department of the Interior by providing 
advice and recommendations on all aspects of implementation of the 
Trinity River Restoration Program.

    Dated: March 12, 2002.
Gale A. Norton,
Secretary of the Interior.
[FR Doc. 02-7957 Filed 4-1-02; 8:45 am]