[Federal Register: January 28, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 18)]
[Page 4217]
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Forest Service

Committee of Scientists  Meeting

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: A meeting of the Committee of Scientists is scheduled for
February 12-13, 1998, in Seattle, Washington. The purpose  of  the
meeting is to discuss planning issues concerning the National Forests
in the Pacific Northwest (Washington and Oregon) and Alaska Regions; to
meet with representatives from federal, state, and tribal
organizations, to share information and ideas about  Committee  members'
assignments; to continue discussions on the scientific principles
underlying land and resource management; and to conduct any other
 Committee  business that may arise. The meeting is open to the public.

DATES: The meeting is scheduled for February 12-13 in Seattle,

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the University Plaza Hotel, 400
NE 45th Street, Seattle, Washington.
    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

Bob Cunningham, Designated Federal Official to the Committee of 
Scientists, telephone: 202-205-2494.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 12, the Committee of Scientists 
meeting will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 7 p.m. On February 13, the
meeting will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. Citizens may address the
 Committee , February 12, beginning at 4 p.m., to present ideas on how to
improve National Forest System land and resource management planning.
Citizens who wish to speak must register at the meeting before 4 p.m.
Each speaker will be limited to a maximum  of  5 minutes. Persons may
also submit written suggestions to the  Committee  at the meeting or by
mail at the addresses listed under the Addresses heading.

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). Agendas and
locations for future meetings will be published as separate notices in
the Federal Register.

Dated: January 22, 1998.
Robert C. Joslin,
Deputy Chief for National Forest System.
[FR Doc. 98-2044 Filed 1-27-98; 8:45 am]