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PUBLIC LAW 94-000—MMMM. DD, 1976

PUBLIC LAW 94-579—OCT. 21, 1976

90 STAT. 2767


SEC. 308. (a) The Secretary is authorized to enter into contracts for 43 USC 1738. the use of aircraft, and for supplies and services, iprior to the passage of an appropriation therefor, for airborne cadastral survey and resource protection operations of the Bureau. He may renew such contracts annually, not more than twice, without additional competition. Such contracts shall obligate funds for the fiscal years in which the costs are incurred. (b) Each such contract shall provide that the obligation of the United States for the ensuing fiscal years is contingent upon the passage of an applicable appropriation, and that no payment shall be made under the contract for the ensuing fiscal years until such appropriation becomes available for expenditure. ADVISORY C O U N C II ^ AND PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

SEC. 309. (a) The Secretary is authorized to establish advisory coun- 43 USC 1739 cils of not less than ten and not more than fifteen members appointed by him from among persons who are representative of the various major citizens' interests concerning the problems relating to land use planning or the management of the public lands located within the area for which an advisory council is established. At least one member of each council shall be an elected official of general purpose government serving the people of such area. To the extent practicable there shall be no overlap or duplication of such councils. Appointments shall be made in accordance with rules prescribed by the Secretary. The establishment and operation of an advisory council established under this section shall conform to the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (86 Stat. 770; 5 U.S.C. App. 1). (b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of this section, each advisory council established by the Secretary under this section shall meet at least once a year with such meetings being called by the Secretary. (c) Members of advisory councils shall serve without pay, except travel and per diem will be paid each member for meetings called by the Secretary. (d) An advisory council may furnish advice to the Secretary with respect to the land use planning, classification, retention, management, and disposal of the public lands within the area for which the advisory council is established and such other matters as maj'^ be referred to it by the Secretary. (e) In exercising his authorities under this Act, the Secretary, by regulation, shall establish procedures, including public hearings where appropriate, to give the Federal, State, and local governments and the public adequate notice and an opportunity to comment upon the formulation of standards and criteria for, and to participate in, the ^ preparation and execution of plans and programs for, and the management of, the public lands. RULES AND REGULATIONS

SEC. 310. The Secretary, with respect to the public lands, shall 43 USC 1740. promulgate rules and regulations to carry out the purposes of this Act and of other laws applicable to the pulJlic lands, and the Secretary of Agriculture, with respect to lands within the National Forest System, shall promulgate rules and regulations to carry out the purposes of this Act. The promulgation of such rules and regulations shall be