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Proposed Rule

Wilderness-Primitive Areas; Fixed Anchors in Wilderness

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Forest Service, USDA.


Negotiated rulemaking committee meeting.


The Secretary of Agriculture has established a negotiated rulemaking committee to develop recommendations for a proposed rule for the placement, use, and removal of fixed anchors used for recreational rock climbing purposes in congressionally designated wilderness areas administered by the Forest Service. The Fixed Anchors in Wilderness Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee is composed of individuals representing a cross section of interests with a definable stake in the outcome of the proposed rule. The Committee has been established in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act and is engaged in the process of rulemaking pursuant to the provisions of the Negotiated Rulemaking Act. The Committee has held meetings in June and July and will hold the third meeting in August. All meetings of the committee are open to public attendance.


The next meeting of the advisory committee will be held in Golden, Colorado, on August 30-31. The meeting is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the first day and from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on the second day.


The advisory committee meeting will be held in the auditorium of the Rocky Mountain Regional Office, Forest Service, USDA, 740 Simms St., Golden, Colorado.

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Jerry Stokes, Wilderness Program Manager, Recreation, Heritage, and Wilderness Resources Staff, (202) 205-0925.

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Dated: August 1, 2000.

James R. Furnish,

Deputy Chief, National Forest System.

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[FR Doc. 00-19903 Filed 8-4-00; 8:45 am]