[Federal Register: July 30, 1998 (Volume 63, Number 146)]

[Page 40697-40698]

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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 a public teleconference call on August 17, 1998. The 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 call 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 the teleconference call 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 call will be held on Monday; August 17, 1998, from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (eastern daylight time).

ADDRESSES: The teleconference, will be held at the USDA Forest Service headquarters, Auditor's Building, 201 14th Street, SW. Washington, DC in the Graves Conference Room (3rd Floor) and at all Regional Offices of the Forest Service, which are listed in the table under Supplementary Information.

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.

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: July 27, 1998.

Robert C. Joslin,

Deputy Chief, National Forest System.

[FR Doc. 98-20384 Filed 7-29-98; 8:45 am]

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