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Notice of Public Meeting; Central Montana Resource Advisory Council

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Notice of public meeting.


In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Central Montana Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below.


The meeting will be September 18-19, 2012.

The September 18 meeting will begin at 10 a.m. with a 30-minute public comment period and will adjourn at 5:15 p.m.

The September 19 meeting will begin at 8 a.m. with a 30-minute public comment period beginning at 10 a.m. and will adjourn at 12 p.m.


The meetings will be in the Lewistown Field Office Conference Room at 920 NE Main, Lewistown, Montana.


Gary L. “Stan” Benes, Central Montana District Manager, Lewistown Field Office, 920 NE Main, Lewistown, MT 59457, (406) 538-1900, Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-677-8339 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.


This 15-member council advises the Secretary of the Interior on a variety of management issues associated with public land management in Montana. During these meetings the council will participate in/discuss/act upon these topics/activities: a roundtable discussion among council members and the BLM; the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge conservation plan; a Greater Sage-Grouse update; Judith River and Arrow Creek reserved water rights update; district managers' updates; fire and mitigation education program updates; Draft HiLine Resource Management Plan and Ft. Belknap Water compact update; a riparian assessment report; and U.S. Department of the Interior Bison Conservation Initiative update. All RAC meetings are open to the public. The public may present written comments to the RAC. Each formal RAC 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.

Gary L. “Stan” Benes,

Central Montana District Manager.

[FR Doc. 2012-21006 Filed 8-24-12; 8:45 am]