Forest Service, USDA.
Notice of meeting.
An Opal Creek Scenic Recreation Area Advisory Council meeting will convene in Stayto, Oregon on Monday, January 13, 2003. 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 located on 400 West Virginia Street in 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 basis on the management of the area. Tentative agenda items include the following topics: Discuss project work plans and timelines, continue developing monitoring and transportation plans, and give update on management plan appeal status.
A direct public comment period is tentatively scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Time alloted 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 January 13 meeting by sending them to Designated Federal Official Rodney Stewart at the address given below.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
For more informqation regarding this meeting, contact Designated Federal Official Rodney Steward; Willamette National Forest, Detroit Ranger District, HC 73 Box 320, Mill City, OR 97630; (505) 853-3366.Start Signature
Dated: December 24, 2002.
Y. Robert Iwamoto,
Deputy Forest Supervisor.
[FR Doc. 03-18 Filed 1-2-03; 8:45 am]
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