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Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group (AMWG), Notice of Meeting

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AGENCY:

Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION:

Notice of public meetings and conference call.

SUMMARY:

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 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 (the AMWG), a technical work group (the TWG), 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.

Date and Location: The Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group will conduct the following public meeting:

Phoenix, Arizona—April 24-25, 2002. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. on the first day and will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. on the second day. The meeting will be held at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, —Western Regional 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 experimental flows, non-native fish control, the Strategic Plan, Information Needs, FY 2004 AMP Budget, public outreach, environmental compliance, and other administrative and resource issues pertaining to the AMP.

Date and Location: The Glen Canyon Dam Technical Work Group will conduct the following:

Conference Call: March 20, 2002, from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. (MST) to discuss a proposed experimental flow design. Members and the public may register for the call by contacting Linda Whetton at (801) 524-3880.

Phoenix, Arizona—May 16-17, 2002. The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. on the first day and will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. on the second day. The meeting will be held at the Bureau of Indian Affairs, —Western Regional 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 management objectives and information needs as contained in the Draft Strategic Plan, experimental flows, non-native fish control, 2001 monitoring results, Aquatic and Cultural Resources Protocol Evaluation Panel (PEP) results, FY 2004 AMP budget, environmental compliance, and other administrative and resource issues pertaining to the AMP.

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 on the Bureau of Reclamation website under Environmental Programs at: http://www.uc.usbr.gov. (providing the Reclamation web site is available). If not, they may request a faxed copy of the proposed agenda by calling (801) 524-3880. 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 or 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 rpeterson@uc.usbr.gov at least FIVE (5) days prior to the meeting. Any written comments received will be provided to Start Printed Page 10434the AMWG and TWG members at their respective meetings.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Randall Peterson, telephone (801) 524-3758; faxogram (801) 524-3858; rpeterson@uc.usbr.gov.

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Dated: March 1, 2002.

Randall V. Peterson,

Manager, Adaptive Management and, Environmental Resources Division.

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[FR Doc. 02-5397 Filed 3-6-02; 8:45 am]

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