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Federal Advisory Committee Meeting To Be Held Authorized Under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act, Public Law 110-343

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Forest Service, USDA.


Announcement of meeting (Publish prior to August 9, 2010).


On August 9, 2010, the U.S Forest Service will host the first meeting of the Federally designated Secure Rural Schools Resource Advisory Committee (RAC). The public is invited to attend the meeting and provide input. A Secure Rural Schools RAC provides advice and recommendations to the Forest Service on the development and implementation of special projects as authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act, Public Law 110-343.


The meeting will be held on August 9, 2010 from 1:15-4:30 p.m.


The meeting location is U.S. Forest Service, 325 John Knox Road, Suite F-100, Tallahassee, FL 32303.

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Denise Rains, Public Services Staff Officer, 850-523-8568, e-mail

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Florida's RAC consists of 15 people selected to serve on the committee by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack. Members are from throughout the State and represent varied interests and areas of expertise. They will work collaboratively to improve working relationships among community members and national forest personnel.

Five Florida counties, Liberty, Wakulla, Columbia, Baker and Marion, elected to set aside a percentage of their Secure Rural Schools payment. Counties receive a payment annually for having National Forest lands within their boundaries. The RAC will ultimately review and recommend projects to be funded from this money. Projects approved must benefit National Forest lands. Projects can maintain infrastructure, improve the health of watersheds and ecosystems, protect communities, and strengthen local economies.

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Dated: July 23, 2010.

Teri Cleeland,

Deputy Forest Supervisor.

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[FR Doc. 2010-18709 Filed 7-30-10; 8:45 am]