[Federal Register: March 18, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 52)]
[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: The Committee of Scientists is holding its next two meetings 
on March 31-April 1, 1998, in Boston, Massachusetts and on April 14-15, 
1998, in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The purpose of the Boston meeting is 
to discuss planning issues concerning the National Forests in the 
Eastern Region (Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, 
Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, 
New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West 
Virginia, and Wisconsin). The purpose of the Albuquerque meeting is to 
discuss planning issues concerning the Southwestern Region (New Mexico 
and Arizona). 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 and opportunities for the public to 
address the Committee will be provided.

DATES: The Boston meeting will be held March 31-April 1, 1998, and the 
Albuquerque meeting will be held April 14-15, 1998.

ADDRESSES: The Boston meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Select, 
Government Center, 5 Blossom Street at Cambridge Street, Boston, 
Massachusetts. The Albuquerque meeting will be held at the Sheraton 
Hotel Old Town, 800 Rio Grande NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
    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 Boston meeting to discuss planning 
issues concerning the National Forests in the Eastern Region will begin 
at 9 a.m. and end at 7 p.m. on March 31. On April 1, the meeting will 
begin at 8 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. Citizens may address the Committee on 
March 31, beginning at 4 p.m., to present ideas on how to improve 
National Forest System land and resource management planning.
    The Albuquerque meeting to discuss planning issues concerning the 
Southwestern Region will begin at 9

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a.m. and end at 7 p.m. on April 14. On April 15, the meeting will begin 
at 8 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. Citizens may address the Committee on April 
14, 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 may mail suggestions to 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: March 11, 1998.
Gloria Manning,
Acting Deputy Chief for National Forest System.
[FR Doc. 98-6971 Filed 3-17-98; 8:45 am]
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