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Notice of Public Meeting, North Slope Science Initiative, Science Technical Advisory Panel

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Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, North Slope Science Initiative, 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, North Slope Science Initiative (NSSI) Science Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) will meet as indicated below:


The meeting will be held Friday, May 9, 2008, in Fairbanks, Alaska. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, O'Neill Building, Room 201. Public comments will begin at 3 p.m.

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John F. Payne, PhD, Executive Director, North Slope Science Initiative (910), c/o Bureau of Land Management, 222 W. Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, AK 99513, (907) 271-3431 or e-mail

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The NSSI, STAP provides advice and recommendations to the NSSI Oversight Group (OG) regarding priority needs for management decisions across the North Slope of Alaska. These priority needs may include recommendations on inventory, monitoring, and research activities that lead to informed land management decisions. The topics to be discussed at the meeting include:

Task orders to the STAP

Reports and Recommendations from the STAP chair

NSSI priority issues and projects

Other topics the OG or STAP may raise

All meetings are open to the public. The public may present written comments to the STAP through the NSSI Executive Director. When making public comment, participants should know that their address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in their comment, along with their entire comment, may be made publicly available at any time. Commenters can ask that personal identifying information be withheld from their comments, but this cannot be guaranteed. 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, transportation, or other reasonable accommodations, should contact the NSSI Executive Director.

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Dated: April 8, 2008.

Thomas P. Lonnie,

Alaska State Director.

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[FR Doc. E8-7978 Filed 4-15-08; 8:45 am]