[Federal Register: December 4, 1997 (Volume 62, Number 233)]
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Forest Service

Committee of Scientists; Notice of Meeting

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

SUMMARY: The Forest Service announces a meeting of the Committee of
Scientists on December 19, 1997, subject to appointment of the
Committee members by the Secretary of Agriculture. The Committee of
Scientists is composed of 12 members and a Committee chair. The
Committee of Scientists has been chartered to provide scientific and
technical advice to the Secretary of Agriculture and the Chief of the
Forest Service on improvements to the Forest Service's land management
planning process (62 FR 43691, August 15, 1997).
    The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the organization of the
Committee and to review the tasks and responsibilities detailed in the
charter. The meeting is open to public attendance. Persons in
attendance who wish to bring comments to the attention of the Committee
may file written statements with the Committee before or after the

DATES: The meeting will be held December 19, 1997. The meeting will
begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn O'Hare
International, 5440 North River Road, Rosemont, Illinois.

Jonathan Stephens, Ecosystem Management Coordination Staff, Forest
Service, telephone: (202) 205-0948.

Dated: December 1, 1997.
Ronald E. Stewart,
Acting Chief.
[FR Doc. 97-31857 Filed 12-2-97; 10:27 am]