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Opal Creek Scenic Recreation Area (SRA) Advisory Council

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Forest Service, USDA.


Notice of meeting.


An Opal Creek Scenic Recreation Area Advisory Council meeting will convene in Stayton, Oregon on Wednesday, December 6, 2006. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m., and will conclude at approximately 8:30 p.m. The meeting will be held in the South Room of the Stayton Community Center located on 400 West Virginia Street in Stayton, Oregon.

The Opal Creek Wilderness and Opal Creek Scenic Recreation Area Act of 1996 (Opal Creek Act) (Pub. L. 104-208) directed the Secretary of Agriculture to establish the Opal Creek Scenic Recreation Area Advisory Council. The Advisory Council is comprised of 13 members representing state, county and city governments, and representatives of various organizations, which include mining industry, environmental organizations, inholders in Opal Creek Scenic Recreation Area, economic development, Indian tribes, adjacent landowners and recreation interests. The council provides advice to the Secretary of Agriculture on preparation of a comprehensive Opal Creek Management Plan for the SRA, and consults on a periodic and regular basis on the management of the area. Tentative agenda items include: Subcommittee reports and recommendations, and Three Pools Site Rehabilitation Project proposal recommendations.

A direct public comment period is tentatively scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. Time allotted for individual presentations will be limited to 3 minutes. Written comments are encouraged, particularly if the material cannot be presented within the time limits of the comment period. Written comments may be submitted prior to the December 6th meeting by sending them to Designated Federal Official Paul Matter at the address given below.

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For more information regarding this meeting, contact Designated Federal Official Paul Matter; Willamette National Forest, Detroit Ranger District, HC 73 Box 320, Mill City, OR 97360; (503) 854-3366.

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Dated: November 16, 2006.

Douglas R. Ledgerwood,

Acting Forest Supervisor.

Disclaimer: This meeting notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting due to an administrative error in processing. The upcoming meeting is time sensitive and is in the best interest of the Opal Creek SRA Advisory Council and the public. Public notification of this meeting is also occurring through news releases and Opal Creek Web site calendar that has been posted for several months. This late notice is authorized under 41 CFR 1016.1015(b)(2).

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[FR Doc. 06-9348 Filed 11-22-06; 8:45 am]