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

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AGENCY:

Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION:

Notice of public meetings.

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 (AMWG), a technical work group (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 AMWG will conduct the following public meeting:

Phoenix, Arizona—January 7 to January 8, 2004. 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 2 p.m. on the second day. The meeting will be held at the Bureau of Indian Affairs—Western Regional Office, 2 Arizona Center, 400 N. 5th Street, Conference Rooms A and B (12th Floor), Phoenix, Arizona.

Agenda: The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the FY 2005 budget, environmental compliance required on the temperature control device, current and potential future temperatures of Glen Canyon Dam releases, humpback chub comprehensive plan and peer review, long-term monitoring plan development, update on GCMRC reorganization, review of AMWG Charter and Operating Procedures, experimental flows, basin hydrology, and other administrative and resource issues pertaining to the AMP.

Date and Location: The TWG will conduct the following public meeting:

Phoenix, Arizona—November 12 to November 13, 2003. 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 noon on the second day. The meeting will be held at the Bureau of Indian Affairs—Western Regional Office, 2 Arizona Center, 400 N. 5th Street, Conference Rooms A and B (12th Floor), Phoenix, Arizona.

Agenda: The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the FY 2005 budget, NEPA requirements for FY 2004 and FY 2005 actions, flow modifications, update on GCMRC reorganization, Cultural Programmatic Agreement Program, FY 2004 project reviews, environmental compliance, and other administrative and resource issues pertaining to the AMP.

To allow full consideration of information by the AMWG, written notice must be provided to Dennis Kubly, Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Regional Office, 125 South State Street, Room 6107, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84138; telephone (801) 524-3715; faxogram (801) 524-3858; e-mail at dkubly@uc.usbr.gov (5) days prior to the meeting. Any written comments received will be provided to the AMWG members prior to the meeting.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Dennis Kubly, telephone (801) 524-3715; faxogram (801) 524-3858; or via e-mail at dkubly@uc.usbr.gov.

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Dated: October 24, 2003.

Dennis Kubly,

Chief, Adaptive Management Group, Environmental Resources Division, Upper Colorado Regional Office.

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[FR Doc. 03-27628 Filed 11-3-03; 8:45 am]

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