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Notice of Meeting, Rio Grande Natural Area Commission

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Bureau of Land Management, Interior.


Notice of public meeting.


In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Rio Grande Natural Area Commission will meet as indicated below.


The meeting will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 12, 2011.


Inn of the Rio Grande, 333 Santa Fe Avenue, Alamosa, CO 81101.

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Paul Tigan, Planning and Environmental Coordinator, BLM Colorado State Office, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, CO 80215. Phone: (303) 239-3949. E-mail: Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

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The Rio Grande Natural Area Commission was established in the Rio Grande Natural Area Act (16 U.S.C. 460rrr-2). The nine-member Commission advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, concerning the preparation and implementation of a management plan relating to non-Federal land in the Rio Grande Natural Area, as directed by law. Planned agenda topics include: Site visit to Rio Grande Natural Area, a review of existing land-use plans, an overview of the Rio Grande Compact and the Closed Basin Project, project timeline development, reports from subcommittees, public comment, and scheduling future commission meetings. This meeting is open to the public. The public is encouraged to make oral comments to the Commission at 3 p.m. or written statements may be submitted for the Commission's consideration. Please send comments to Paul Tigan at the address above by October 10, 2011. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual oral comments may be limited. Summary minutes for the Commission Meeting will be maintained in the San Luis Valley Public Lands Center and will be available for public inspection and reproduction during regular business hours within 30 days following the meeting. Meeting minutes and agenda are also available at:​co/​st/​en/​fo/​slvplc/​rio_​grande_​natural.html.

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Helen M. Hankins,

State Director.

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[FR Doc. 2011-22791 Filed 9-6-11; 8:45 am]