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Notice of Public Meeting: Resource Advisory Council to the Lower Snake River District, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior

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Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.


Notice of public meeting.


In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lower Snake River District Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.


The meeting will be held May 26, 2004, beginning 9 a.m. at the Bureau of Land Management, Lower Snake River District Office Sage Brush Conference Room, located at 3948 Development Ave, Boise, Idaho 83705. Public comment periods will be held after topics on the agenda. The meeting will adjourn at 4:30 p.m.

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MJ Byrne, Public Affairs Officer and RAC Coordinator, Lower Snake River District, 3948 Development Ave., Boise, ID 83705, Telephone (208) 384-3393.

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The 15-member Council advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in southwestern Idaho. At this meeting, the following actions will occur/topics will be discussed:

  • Review 2004 Work Plan;
  • Report on National RAC Chair's Meeting;
  • Native American Laws, Regulations and Trust Obligations—Training
  • Presentation on Ranch Level Socioeconomic Impacts of Public Land Grazing Policy Alternatives in Owyhee and Other Rural Counties of Idaho, by J.D. Wulfhorst, University of Idaho;
  • Update on BLM-Idaho Organizational Refinement;
  • BLM-LSRD Report to Judge Winmill—Status of 67 Court-Ordered Environmental Assessments conducted on Priority Grazing Allotments in the Start Printed Page 25604Owyhee Field Office (OFO), by Jenna Whitlock, OFO Manager;
  • Hot Topics—Settlement Issues; Snail Lawsuit; July 22, 2004, RAC-Hosted Community Discussion on Juniper Management; Report on Review of Implementation of Idaho Rangeland Standards and Guidelines;
  • Update on status of District's Fire Management Plan;
  • Subcommittee Reports
  • Off-Highway Vehicles (OHV) and Transportation Management, Resource Management Plans, Sage Grouse Habitat Management, River and Recreation Management, and Fire and Fuels Management;
  • Three Field Office Managers and District Fire Manager provide updates on current issues and planned activities in their Field Offices and the District.

Agenda items may change due to changing circumstances. All meetings are open to the public. The public may present written comments to the Council. Each formal Council meeting will also have time allocated for hearing public comments. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual oral comments may be limited. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation, tour transportation or other reasonable accommodations, should contact the BLM as provided below. Expedited publication is requested to give the public adequate notice.

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Dated: May 3, 2004.

Glen M. Secrist,

District Manager.

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[FR Doc. 04-10427 Filed 5-6-04; 8:45 am]