[Federal Register: February 10, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 27)]
[Notices]               
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service

 
Committee of Scientists Meetings

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of meetings.

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SUMMARY: Meetings of the Committee of Scientists are scheduled for 
February 24-25, 1998 in Atlanta, Georgia and March 3-5, 1998, in 
Sacramento, California. The purpose of the Atlanta meeting is to 
discuss planning issues concerning the National Forests in the Southern 
Region (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, 
Mississippi, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, 
Virgin Islands, and Virginia). The purpose of the Sacramento meeting is 
to discuss planning issues concerning the Pacific Southwest Region 
(California, Hawaii, Guam and Trust Territories of

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the Pacific Islands). The Committee will meet with representatives from 
federal, state, and local organizations; will share information and 
ideas about Committee members' assignments; will continue discussions 
on the scientific principles underlying land and resource management; 
and will conduct any other Committee business that may arise. The 
meetings are open to the public, with opportunities for the public to 
address the Committee.

DATES: The Atlanta meeting is scheduled for February 24-25, 1998, and 
the Sacramento meeting for March 3-5, 1998.

ADDRESSES: The Atlanta meeting will be held at the Harvey Hotel, 6345 
Powers Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, Georgia. The Sacramento meeting will be 
held at the Ramada Inn, 2600 Auburn Boulevard, Sacramento, California.
    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: Bob Cunningham, Designated Federal 
Official to the Committee of Scientists, telephone: 202-205-2494.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Atlanta meeting to discuss planning 
issues concerning the National Forests in the Southern Region will 
begin at 9 a.m. and end at 7 p.m. on February 24. On February 25, the 
meeting will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. Citizens may address the 
Committee on February 24, beginning at 4 p.m., to present ideas on how 
to improve National Forest System land and resource management 
planning.
    The Sacramento meeting to discuss planning issues concerning the 
Pacific Southwest Region will begin at 1 p.m. and end at 5 p.m. on 
March 3. On March 4, the meeting will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 7 p.m. 
and, on March 5, the meeting will begin at 8 a.m. and end at 4p.m. 
Citizens may address the Committee on March 4, 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 at either meeting must register at that 
meeting before 5 p.m. Each speaker will be limited to a maximum of 5 
minutes. Persons may also submit written suggestions to the Committee 
at either 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 5, 1998.
Robert C. Joslin,
Deputy Chief for National Forest System.
[FR Doc. 98-3337 Filed 2-9-98; 8:45 am]
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