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Notice of Public Meeting; Central Montana Resource Advisory Council

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Bureau of Land Management, Interior.


Notice of public meeting.


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


The meeting will be held March 22 & 23, 2005, at the Best Western Great Northern Inn, 1345 1st Street, in Havre, Montana. The March 22 meeting will begin at 1 p.m. with a 30-minute public comment period. The meeting is scheduled to adjourn at approximately 6 p.m. The March 23 meeting will begin at 8 a.m. with a 60-minute public comment period. This meeting will adjourn at approximately 3 p.m.

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This 15-member council advises the Secretary of the Interior on a variety of management issues associated with public land management in Montana. At these meetings the council will discuss/act upon:

The minutes of their proceeding meeting;

Election of officers;

The West Hi-Line update;

Oil and gas leases within the monument;

Field Managers updates;

The upcoming Lewis and Clark signature event;

The sage grouse management plan;

Potential for buy/out/trade-out of oil and gas leases in the Blacklead area;

The Montana Challenge (the economic contribution of public lands);

Community collaborative planning along the Rock Mountain Forest; and

Special recreation use permits on the river and in the uplands.

All meetings are open to the public. The public may present written comments to the RAC. Each formal RAC 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.

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June Bailey, Lewistown Field Manager, Lewistown Field Office, PO Box 1160, Lewistown, MT 59457, (406) 538-7461.

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Dated: February 24, 2005.

June Bailey,

Lewistown Field Manager.

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[FR Doc. 05-4011 Filed 3-1-05; 8:45 am]