[Federal Register: January 7, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 4)]
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Forest Service

Committee of Scientists; Meetings Schedule

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of meetings.


SUMMARY: At its organizational meeting December 19, 1997, in Chicago, 
Illinois, the Committee of Scientists agreed on its schedule of 
meetings for January and February and developed the agenda for the 
January 22-23 meeting, which will be held in Denver, Colorado. The 
purpose of the January meeting is for the Committee to discuss planning 
issues on the National Forests in the Rocky Mountain Region (Colorado, 
Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, and eastern Wyoming); to share 
information and ideas about Committee members' assignments; to review 
the National Forest Management Act and its history; to discuss 
scientific principles underlying land and resource management; and to 
conduct any other Committee business that may arise. The meeting is 
open to public attendance, and on January 22, beginning at 4 p.m., 
citizens may address the Committee 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., and each 
speaker will be limited to a maximum of 5 minutes. Persons may also 
submit written suggestions to the Committee.

DATES: Meetings of the Committee are scheduled for January 22-23, 1998, 
in Denver, CO; February 12-13, in Seattle, WA; and February 24-25 in 
Atlanta, GA.

ADDRESSES: The January 22-23 meeting will be held at the Hyatt Regency, 
1750 Welton Street, Denver, Colorado. On January 22, the meeting will 
begin at 9 a.m and end at 7 p.m. On January 23, the meeting will begin 
at 8 a.m. and end at 4 p.m.
    Facilities for the February meetings have not been booked. Separate 
notice of the addresses and times for those meetings will be published 
    Written comments on improving land and resource management planning 
must be sent to the Committee of Scientists, Mail Stop 1104, Forest 
Service, USDA, Box 96090, Washington, D.C. 20090-6090.

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

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 members appointed 
to the Committee was published December 16, 1997, at 62 FR 65795. When 
the agenda and locations for the February meetings are known, the 
agency will publish a separate notice in the Federal Register.

    Dated: January 5, 1998.
Robert C. Joslin,
Deputy Chief, National Forest Systems.
[FR Doc. 98-463 Filed 1-6-98; 8:45 am]