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

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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 January 27 and 28, 2010, in Fairbanks, Alaska. On January 27, 2010, the meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Room 501. Public comments will begin at 3 p.m. On January 28, 2010, the meeting will begin at 9 a.m. at the same location, and will adjourn at 4 p.m.

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

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The NSSI STAP provides advice and recommendations to the NSSI Oversight Group 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:

  • Emerging issue summaries from the STAP.
  • Update on the land cover project.
  • Update on the project tracking system and database.
  • NSSI priority issues and projects.
  • Other topics the Oversight Group or STAP may raise.

All meetings are open to the public. The public may present written comments to the Science Technical Advisory Panel through the Executive Director, North Slope Science Initiative. Each formal meeting will also have time allotted 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. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation, transportation, or other reasonable accommodations, should contact the Executive Director, North Slope Science Initiative.

Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal indentifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

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Dated: December 28, 2009.

Thomas P. Lonnie,

Alaska State Director.

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[FR Doc. E9-31131 Filed 12-31-09; 8:45 am]