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Notice of Public Meeting, John Day-Snake Resource Advisory Council

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Notice of public meeting.


Pursuant to the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) John Day-Snake Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below:


The business meeting will be held on May 17, 2012. On May 18, 2012, there will be a field trip to the Denny Flat area.


The meeting will be held at the Geiser Grand Hotel, located at 1996 Main Street, Baker City, Oregon, on May 17, 2012.


Mark Wilkening, Public Affairs Specialist, 100 Oregon Street, Vale, Oregon 97918, (541) 473-6218 or email 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.


The May 17, 2012, meeting will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) at the Geiser Grand Hotel, in Baker City, Oregon. Topics may include: Blue Mountain Forest Plan, John Day Basin Final, Step-down BLM Vegetation Environmental Impact Statement, Malheur Travel Management, potential update of Deschutes/Ochoco/Crooked River Grassland vegetation plan, updates by Federal managers on litigation, energy projects, and other issues affecting their districts/units and other matters as may reasonably come before the RACs. All RAC meetings are open to the public; time is set aside for oral comments at 1 p.m. on May 17, 2012. Those who verbally address the RAC are asked to provide a written statement of their presentation. Unless otherwise approved by the RAC Chair, the public comment period will last no longer than 15 minutes; each speaker may address the RAC for a maximum of five minutes. If reasonable accommodation is required, please contact the BLM Vale District Office at (541) 473-6218 as soon as possible. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comments, please 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.

The field trip on May 18 will start at 8 a.m. PDT, and members will be looking at grazing parcels in the Denny Flat area. The field trip should end by 2 p.m.

Donald N. Gonzalez,

BLM Vale District Manager.

[FR Doc. 2012-6639 Filed 3-19-12; 8:45 am]