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Notice of the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission-Open Meeting

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AGENCY:

Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission.

ACTION:

Notice; 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission—open meeting (Portland, OR).

SUMMARY:

Notice is hereby given that a delegation of Commissioners of the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission will hold an open meeting on June 17, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the first floor auditorium of the Eastside Federal Complex, 911 North East 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97232. The delay of this notice resulted from the short time-frame established by statute for the operations of the Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission and the need to coordinate the schedules of the various Federal, state and local officials whose participation was judged essential to a meaningful public discussion. The Commission requests that the public consult the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission Web site, http://www.brac.gov, for updates.

The delegation will meet to receive comment from Federal, state and local government representatives and the general public on base realignment and closure actions in Oregon and Washington that have been recommended by the Department of Defense (DoD). The purpose of this regional meeting is to allow communities experiencing a base closure or major realignment action (defined as loss of 300 civilian positions or 400 military and civilian positions) an opportunity to voice their concerns, counter-arguments, and opinions in a live public forum. This meeting will be open to the public, subject to the availability of space. The delegation will not render decisions regarding the DoD recommendations at this meeting, but will gather information for later deliberations by the Commission as a whole.

DATES:

June 17, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

ADDRESSES:

Eastside Federal Complex, first floor auditorium, 911 North East 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97232.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Please see the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission Web site, http://www.brac.gov. The Commission invites the public to provide direct comment by sending an electronic message through the portal provided on the Commission's Web site or by mailing comments and supporting documents to the 2005 Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission, 2521 South Clark Street Suite 600, Arlington, Virginia 22202-3920. The Commission requests that public comments be directed toward matters bearing on the decision criteria described in The Defense Base Closure and Realignment Act of 1990, as amended, available on the Commission Web site. Sections 2912 through 2914 of that Act describe the criteria and many of the essential elements of the 2005 BRAC process. For questions regarding this announcement, contact Mr. Dan Cowhig, Deputy General Counsel and Designated Federal Officer, at the Start Printed Page 33130Commission's mailing address or by telephone at 703-699-2950 or 2708.

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Dated: May 31, 2005.

Jeannette Owings-Ballard,

Administrative Support Officer.

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[FR Doc. 05-11241 Filed 6-6-05; 8:45 am]

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