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Notice of Public Meeting for the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group Federal Advisory Committee

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Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.




The Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Work Group (AMWG) makes recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior concerning Glen Canyon Dam operations and other management actions to protect resources downstream of Glen Canyon Dam, consistent with the Grand Canyon Protection Act. The AMWG meets two to three times a year.


The meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 24, 2011, from 9:30 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m., and Thursday, August 25, 2011, from 8 a.m. to approximately 3 p.m.

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The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Phoenix Airport North, 1515 North 44th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85008.

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Glen Knowles, Bureau of Reclamation, telephone (801) 524-3781; facsimile (801) 524-3858; e-mail at

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The Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program (AMP) was implemented as a result of the Record of Decision on the Operation of Glen Canyon Dam Final Environmental Impact Statement to comply with consultation requirements of the Grand Canyon Protection Act (Pub. L. 102-575) of 1992. The AMP includes a Federal advisory committee, the AMWG, a technical work group (TWG), a Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, and independent review panels. The TWG is a subcommittee of the AMWG and provides technical advice and recommendations to the AMWG.

Agenda: The primary purpose of the meeting will be for the AMWG to approve the Fiscal Year 2012 budget and hydrograph, and receive updates on the two environmental assessments being prepared by the Bureau of Reclamation, the Long Term Experiment and Management Plan environmental impact statement, current basin hydrology and Glen Canyon Dam operational changes, and project updates from the Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center. The AMWG will also address other administrative and resource issues pertaining to the AMP.

To view a copy of the agenda and documents related to the above meeting, please visit Reclamation's Web site at​uc/​rm/​amp/​amwg/​mtgs/​11aug24.html. Time will be allowed at the meeting for any individual or organization wishing to make formal oral comments. To allow for full consideration of information by the AMWG members, written notice must be provided to Glen Knowles, Bureau of Reclamation, Upper Colorado Regional Office, 125 South State Street, Room 6107, Salt Lake City, Utah 84138; telephone 801-524-3781; facsimile 801-524-3858; e-mail at at least five (5) days prior to the meeting. Any written comments received by the deadline will be provided to the AMWG members.

Public Disclosure of Comments

Before including your name, 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 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: July 20, 2011.

Glen Knowles,

Chief, Adaptive Management Group, Environmental Resources Division, Upper Colorado Regional Office, Salt Lake City, Utah.

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[FR Doc. 2011-19759 Filed 8-3-11; 8:45 am]