An Opal Creek Scenic Recreation Area Advisory Council meeting will convene in Stayton, Oregon on Monday, September 18, 2000. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., and will conclude at approximately 8:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the South Room of the Stayton Community Center; 400 West Virginia Street; Stayton, Oregon.
The Opal Creek Wilderness and Opal Creek Scenic Recreation Area Act of 1996 (Opal Creek Act) (Pub. L. 104-208) directed the Secretary of Agriculture to establish the Opal Creek Scenic Recreation Area Advisory Council. The Advisory Council is comprised of thirteen members representing state, county and city governments, and representatives of various organizations, which include mining industry, environmental organizations, inholders in Opal Creek Scenic Recreation Area, economic development, Indian tribes, adjacent landowners and recreation interests. The council provides advice to the Secretary of Agriculture on preparation of a comprehensive Opal Creek Management Plan for the SRA, and consults on a periodic and regular Start Printed Page 53979basis on the management of the area. The tentative agenda includes:
(1) Discussion on City of Salem's proposal to install a water quality monitoring gauging station (2) subcommittee report on abandoned mine closures; and (3) begin developing issue statements.
The public comment period in tentatively scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Time allotted for individual presentations will be limited to 3 minutes. Written comments are encouraged, particularly if the material cannot be presented within the time limits of the comment period. Written comments may be submitted prior to the September 18 meeting by sending them to Designated Federal Official Stephanie Phillips at the address given below.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
For more information regarding this meeting, contact Designated Federal Official Stephanie Phillips; Willamette National Forest, Detroit Ranger District, HC 73 Box 320, Mill City, OR 97360; (503) 854-3366.Start Signature
Dated: August 29, 2000.
Darrel L. Kenops,
[FR Doc. 00-22739 Filed 9-5-00; 8:45 am]
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