[Federal Register: July 1, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 126)]
[Notices]
[Page 35905-35906]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov] [DOCID:fr01jy98-43]

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service

 

Committee of Scientists Meetings

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Committee of Scientists will hold three public teleconference calls: the first on Wednesday, July 8, 1998; the second on Friday, July 10, 1998; and the third on Wednesday, July 15, 1998. Each teleconference call will begin at 11:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. (eastern daylight time). The purpose of the telephone conference calls is for the Committee of Scientists to continue to discuss its report and recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture and the Chief of the Forest Service. The public is invited to attend these teleconference calls and may be provided an opportunity to comment on the Committee of Scientists' deliberations during the teleconference, only at the request of the Committee.

 

DATES: The teleconference calls will be held on Wednesday, July 8, 1998; Friday, July 10, 1998; and Wednesday, July 15, 1998; each from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (eastern daylight time).

ADDRESSES: The first teleconference, on July 8, will be held at the USDA Forest Service headquarters, Auditor's Building, 201 14th Street, SW. Washington, DC in the Roosevelt Conference Room and at all Regional Offices of the Forest Service, which are listed in the table under Supplementary Information.

The second and third teleconferences will be held at the USDA Forest Service headquarters, Auditor's Building, 201 14th Street, SW, Washington, DC in the Chief's Conference Room and at all Regional Offices of the Forest Service.

Written comments on improving land and resource management planning may be sent to the Committee of Scientists, P.O. Box 2140, Corvallis, OR 97339. Also, the Committee may be accessed via the Internet at www.cof.orst.edu./org/scicomm/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

For additional information concerning the teleconferences, contact Bob Cunningham, Designated Federal Official to the Committee of Scientists, at telephone: (202) 205-1523 or via the Internet at rcunning47@aol.com.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The public may attend the teleconference at the following field locations:

USDA Forest Service Regional Office Locations --------------------------------------------------------

Region 1, Northern Region, Federal Building, 200 E. Broadway, Missoula, MT;
Region 2, Rocky Mountain Region, 740 Simms Street, Golden, CO;
Region 3, Southwestern Region, Federal Building, 517 Gold Avenue, SW., Albuquerque, NM;
Region 4, Intermountain Region, Federal Building, 32425th Street, Ogden, UT;
Region 5, Pacific Southwest Region, 630 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA;
Region 6, Pacific Northwest Region, 333 SW 1st Avenue Portland, OR;
Region 8, Southern Region, 1720 Peachtree Road NW., Atlanta, GA;
Region 9, Eastern Region, 310 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Room 500, Milwaukee, WI; and
Region 10, Alaska Region, Federal Office Building, 709 W. 9th Street, Juneau, AK. (office will open early).

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The Committee of Scientists is chartered to provide scientific and technical advice to the Secretary of Agriculture and the Chief of the Forest Service on improvements that can be made to the National Forest System land and resource management planning process (62 FR 43691; August 15, 1997). Notice of the names of the appointed Committee members was published December 16, 1997 (62 FR 65795).

   Dated: June 25, 1998.

Robert C. Joslin,

Deputy Chief, National Forest System.

[FR Doc. 98-17479 Filed 6-30-98; 8:45 am]
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