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Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board

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Forest Service, USDA.


Notice of meeting.


The Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board (Board) will meet in Rapid City, South Dakota. The Board is established consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C. App. II), the Forest and Rangeland Renewable Resources Planning Act of 1974 (16 U.S.C. 1600 et.seq.), the National Forest Management Act of 1976 (16 U.S.C. sec. 1612), and the Federal Public Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (Pub. L. 108-447). The purpose of the Board is to provide advice and recommendations on a broad range of forest issues such as forest plan revisions or amendments and forest health, including fire and mountain pine beetle epidemics, travel management, forest monitoring and evaluation, recreation fees, and site-specific projects having forest-wide implications. The meeting is open to the public.

The purpose of the meeting is to:

(1) Conduct Annual Ethics Training for all members of the Advisory Board;

(2) provide orientation to Board Members on Basic Laws governing the Forest Service work;

(3) update and discussion with working group on Motorized Travel on trails in the Black Hills National Forest in South Dakota; and

(4) update and report on Mountain Pine Beetle Working Group actions.


The meeting will be held December 18, 2013, at 1:00 p.m.


The meeting will be held at the Mystic Ranger District, 8221 South Highway 16, Rapid City, South Dakota. Written comments may be submitted as described under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. All comments, including names and addresses, when provided, are placed in the record and available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at the Black Hills National Forest Supervisor's Office. Please call ahead to facilitate entry into the building.

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Scott Jacobson, Committee Coordinator, by phone at 605-673-9216, or by email at

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 agenda will include time for people to make oral statements of three minutes or less. Individuals wishing to make an oral statement should submit a request in writing by December 6, 2013 to be scheduled on the agenda. Anyone who would like to bring related matters to the attention of the committee may file written statements with the committee staff before or after the meeting. Written comments and time requests for oral comments must be sent to Scott Jacobson, Black Hills National Forest Supervisor's Office, 1019 North Fifth Street, Custer, South Dakota 57730; by email to, or via facsimile to 605-673-9208. Within 45 days of the meeting, a summary of the meeting will be posted at:​main/​blackhills/​workingtogether/​advisorycommittees.

Meeting Accommodations: If you are a person requiring reasonable accommodation, please make requests in advance for sign language interpreting, assistive listening devices or other reasonable accommodation for access to the facility or proceedings by contacting the person listed in the section titled FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. All reasonable accommodation requests are managed on a case by case basis.

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Dated: November 25, 2013.

Craig Bobzien,

Forest Supervisor/DFO.

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[FR Doc. 2013-29074 Filed 12-4-13; 8:45 am]