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Notice of Public Meeting, Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council

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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, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Idaho Falls District Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below.


The Idaho Falls District RAC will meet in Salmon, Idaho on April 24-25, 2012 for a two-day meeting at the Salmon Field Office, 1206 S. Challis, Salmon, Idaho. The first day will begin at 10:30 a.m. and adjourn at 4:30 p.m. The second day will begin early in the morning (estimated 4:30 or 5 a.m.) and adjourn around 12:30 p.m.


The 15-member Council advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in the BLM Idaho Falls District, which covers eastern Idaho.

Items on the agenda will include an overview of the current issues, review and approval of past meeting minutes, public comment period, discussion of Sharkey Hot Springs Fee Increase, BLM National sage-grouse planning efforts, Salmon Field Office Southern Travel Management Plan (TMP) and a discussion of the historic restoration of the old Gilmore town site. Agenda items and location may change due to weather and other environmental circumstances. Following the presentations and overviews, tours will be conducted throughout the Salmon area to view sage-grouse leks, travel management areas and Sharkey Hot Springs.

All meetings are open to the public. The public may present written comments to the Council. Each formal Council meeting will also have time allocated 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, tour transportation or other reasonable accommodations, should contact the BLM as provided below.


Sarah Wheeler, RAC Coordinator, Idaho Falls District, 1405 Hollipark Dr., Idaho Falls, ID 83401. Telephone: (208) 524-7550. Email:

Dated: March 12, 2012.

Joe Kraayenbrink,

District Manager, Idaho Falls District.

[FR Doc. 2012-7015 Filed 3-22-12; 8:45 am]