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AGENCY:

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Department of the Interior.

ACTION:

Notice of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committee (GSENMAC) meeting.

SUMMARY:

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committee (GSENMAC) will meet as indicated below.

DATES:

Two days of meetings are scheduled for November 15 and 16, 2005, at the GSENM Visitor Center, Conference Room, 745 HWY 89 East, Kanab, Utah.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Larry Crutchfield, Public Affairs Officer, GSENM Headquarters Office, 190 East Center, Kanab, Utah 84741; phone (435) 644-4310, or email larry_crutchfield@blm.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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), the GSENMAC will meet on November 15 and 16, 2005, in Kanab, Utah. The meetings will be held at the GSENM Visitor Center, 745 HWY 89 East, Kanab, Utah. The meeting on November 15 will begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 6 p.m.; the meeting on November 16 will begin at 8 a.m. and conclude at 12 p.m. An orientation site visit to the Buckskin Mountain vegetation restoration and fuels reduction project is scheduled from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on November 16.

The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committee (GSENMAC) was appointed by the Secretary of Interior on September 26, 2003, pursuant to the Monument Management Plan, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA). As specified in the Monument Management Plan, the GSENMAC will have several primary tasks (1) Review evaluation reports produced by the Management Science Team and make recommendations on protocols and projects to meet overall objectives. (2) Review appropriate research proposals and make recommendations on project necessity and validity. (3) Make recommendations regarding allocation of research funds through review of research and project proposals as well as needs identified through the evaluation process above. (4) Could be consulted on issues such as protocols for specific projects.

Topics to be presented and discussed by the GSENMAC include: Elections for GSENMAC Chair and Vice Chair; Management updates to the GSENMAC; Sub-committee reports (Rangeland Health, Science, and Marketing/Partnerships/Revenue); vegetation restoration and fuels reduction on Buckskin Mountain.

Members of the public are welcome to address the council from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., local time on November 15, 2005, in Kanab, Utah, at the GSENM Vistior Center. Depending on the number of persons wishing to speak, a time limit could be established. Interested persons may make oral statements to the GSENMAC during this time or written statements may be submitted for the GSENMAC's consideration. Written statements can be sent: Grand Staircase-Escalante National Museum. Attn.: Larry Crutchfield, 190 E. Center Street, Kanab, UT 84741. Information to be distributed to the GSENMAC is requested 10 days prior to the start of the GSENMAC meeting.

All meetings, including the site orientation, are open to the public; however, transportation, lodging, and meals are the responsibility of the participating public.

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Dated: October 12, 2005.

Marietta Eaton,

Acting Monument Manager, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

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[FR Doc. 05-20795 Filed 10-17-05; 8:45 am]

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