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Forest Service, USDA.


Notice of meeting.


The Forestry Research Advisory Council will meet in Washington, DC February 7-8, 2013. The Council is required by Section 1441 of the Agriculture and Food Act of 1981 to provide advice to the Secretary of Agriculture on accomplishing efficiently the purposes of the Act of October 10, 1962 (16 U.S.C. 582a, et seq.), commonly known as the McIntire-Stennis Act of 1962. The Council also provides advice relative to the Forest Service research program, authorized by the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Research Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95-307, 92 Stat. 353, as amended; 16 U.S.C. 1600 (note)). The meeting is open to the public.


The meeting will be held February 7-8, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time.


The meeting will be held at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza Hotel, 14th & K Streets NW., Washington, DC 20005. Written comments concering this meeting should be addressed to Daina Apple, Designated Federal Officer, Forestry Research Advisory Council, USDA Forest Service Research and Development, Mail Stop 1120, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington DC 20250-1120, by January 31, 2013. Comments may also be sent via fascimile to 703-605-5133. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at 1620 North Kent Street, RPC-4th floor, Rosslyn, VA. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead at 202-205-1665 to facilitate entry into the USDA Forest Service Building.

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Daina Apple, Forest Service Office of the Deputy Chief for Research and Development, 202-205-1665. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday.

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The meeting is open to the public. Council will be discussing current and emerging forestry and natural resource research issues, and discussion is limited to Forest Service, National Institute of Food and Agriculture staff and Council members; however, persons who wish to bring forestry research matters to the attention of the Council may file written statements with the Council staff before or after the meeting.

Meeting Accommodations: If you require sign language interpreting, assistive listening devices or other reasonable accommodation, please request this in advance of the meeting by contacting the person listed in the section titled for further information contact. All reasonable accommodations requests are managed on a case-by-case basis.

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Dated: January 9, 2013.

Jimmy L. Reaves,

Deputy Chief, Research and Development.

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[FR Doc. 2013-00725 Filed 1-14-13; 8:45 am]