Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.
Notice of public meetings.
The Adaptive Management Program (AMP) was implemented as a result of the Record of Decision on the Operation of Glen Canyon Dam Final Environmental Impact Statement and to comply with consultation requirements of the Grand Canyon Protection Act (Pub. L. 102-575) of 1992. The AMP provides an organization and process to ensure the use of scientific information in decision making concerning Glen Canyon Dam operations and protection of the affected resources consistent with the Grand Canyon Protection Act. The AMP has been organized and includes a federal advisory committee called the “Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group,” a technical work group, a monitoring and research center, and independent review panels. The TWG is a subcommittee of the AMWG and provides technical advice and information for the AMWG to act upon.
DATES AND LOCATION:
August 31, 2000—At 1 p.m. (MST), the AMWG will conduct a special Member Phone Polling Conference Call for the express purpose of recommending revisions to the AMWG Charter prior to its renewal, which is due by the end of the calendar year.
There will also be a motion to support the U.S. Geological Survey's request for appropriated funds in support of the GCMRC.
The Glen Canyon Adaptive Management Work Group will conduct a public meeting:
Phoenix, Arizona—January 11-12, 2001. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 4:00 p.m. on the first day and begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at 12 noon on the second day. The meeting will be held at the Bureau of Indian Affairs—Phoenix Area Office, 2 Arizona Center, Conference Rooms A and B (12th Floor), 400 North 5th Street, Phoenix, Arizona.
Agenda: The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the following: management objectives, basin hydrology and experimental flows, FY 2002 budget, development of the AMP Strategic Plan, environmental compliance issues, as well as other administrative and resource management issues.
The Glen Canyon Technical Work Group will conduct a public meeting as follows:
Phoenix, Arizona—September 20-21, 2000. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 4:00 p.m. on the first day and begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at 12 noon on the second day. The meeting will be held at the Bureau of Indian Affairs—Phoenix Area Office, 2 Arizona Center, Conference Rooms A and B (12th Floor), 400 North 5th Street, Phoenix, Arizona.
Agenda: The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the following: management objectives and information needs, basin hydrology and expected releases, low steady summer flow test results, FY 2002 budget, PEP reviews, election of a new TWG Chairperson, and administrative and resource management issues.
Agenda items may be revised prior to any of the meetings. Final agendas will be posted 15 days in advance of each meeting and can be found at the following Internet site: http://www.uc.usbr.gov/amp. Time will be allowed on each agenda for any individual or organization wishing to make formal oral comments (limited to 10 minutes) at the meetings.
To allow full consideration of information by the AMWG and TWG members, written notice must be provided to Randall Peterson, Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Regional Office, 125 South State Street, Room 6107, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84138-1147; telephone (801) 524-3758; faxogram (801) 524-3858: E-mail at: email@example.com at least (5) days prior to the meeting. Any written comments received will be provided to the AMWG and TWG members at the meetings.
Our practice is to make comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, available for public review. Individual respondents may request that we withhold their name and/or home addresses from public disclosure. If you wish us to withhold your name and/or address, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. We will make all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials or organizations or businesses, available for public disclosure in their entirety.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Randall Peterson, telephone (801) 524-3758; faxogram (801) 524-3858; E-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.orgStart Signature
Dated: August 4, 2000.
Eluid L. Martinez,
Commissioner, Bureau of Reclamation.
[FR Doc. 00-20181 Filed 8-8-00; 8:45 am]
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