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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 March 28 through April 1, 2011, in Barrow, Alaska. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. on March 28, 2011, at the Inupiat Heritage Center. On March 29 through April 1, 2011, the meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. Public comment will be received between 3 and 4 p.m. on Monday, March 28 2011.

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John F. Payne, Executive Director, North Slope Science Initiative, AK-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 regarding priority information needs for management decisions across the North Slope of Alaska. These priority information needs may include recommendations on inventory, monitoring, and research activities that contribute to informed land management decisions. This meeting will include a workshop entitled “Science, Natural Resources, and Subsistence in Alaska's Arctic Lands and Waters: A Continuing Dialogue on Working Together to Understand our Changing Arctic.” Additional information on this workshop is available at

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 identifying 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 Start Printed Page 10389to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

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Dated: February 16, 2011.

Julia Dougan,

Acting Alaska State Director.

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[FR Doc. 2011-4163 Filed 2-23-11; 8:45 am]