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Giant Sequoia National Monument Scientific Advisory Board

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AGENCY:

Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION:

Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY:

The Giant Sequoia National Monument Scientific Advisory Board (Scientific Advisory Board) will meet at the Visalia Convention Center in Visalia, California, October 31 and November 1, 2001. The purpose of the meeting is to hear comments from the public; affirm advisories drafted at the September meeting; review issues from the Giant Sequoia National Monument planning team; and consider the planning process to date.

DATES:

The meeting will be held October 31 and November 1, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held at the Visalia Convention Center, 303 E. Acequia Avenue, Visalia, California, in room San Joaquin D.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

To receive further information, contact Arthur L. Gaffrey, 559-784-1500.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The meeting is open to the public. If you are planning to attend, please contact Arthur L. Gaffrey to ensure adequate seating. Guidelines for the public participation portion of the Scientific Advisory Board's meeting are as follows: The public will be allowed to address the Scientific Advisory Board during the first 30 minutes of the meeting on October 31; when registering, participants must provide 9 written copies of their presentation, one copy for each member of the Board and one copy to be included the meeting minutes; oral presentations may be no more than 5 minutes in length, depending on the number of people wishing to address the Scientific Advisory Board; priority for presentations will be given to persons who did not make a presentation at a previous meeting; and all presentations must be related to the science surrounding the development of the Management Plan for the Giant Sequoia National Monument. Some members of the Scientific Advisory Board may participate in the meeting via telephone. In that event, arrangements will be made to enable the public to listen to all the members participating in the meeting.

A portion of the meeting will be for the Scientific Advisory Board to receive information from speakers who specialize in the human dimensions of natural resource planning. The informational portion of the meeting is not subject to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, is open to the public, and is subject to the same procedures as the rest of the meeting.

Written comments for the Scientific Advisory Board may be submitted to Forest Supervisor Arthur L. Gaffrey, Sequoia National Forest, 900 West Grand Avenue, Porterville, California 93257.

A final agenda can be obtained by contacting Arthur L. Gaffrey or by visiting the Giant Sequoia National Monument web site at www.r5.fs.fed.us/​giant_​sequoia.

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Dated: October 5, 2001.

Juliet B. Allen,

Acting Forest Supervisor, Sequoia National Forest.

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[FR Doc. 01-25661 Filed 10-11-01; 8:45 am]

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