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Forest Service, USDA.


Notice of meeting.


The Tongass Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet in Ketchikan, Alaska. The Committee is established consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C. App. 2). Additional information concerning the Committee, including the meeting agenda, can be found by visiting the Committee's Web site at:​goto/​R10/​Tongass/​TAC.


The meetings will be held on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, August 6, 2014—10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, August 7, 2014—8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday, August 8, 2014—8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

All meetings are subject to cancellation. For status of the meetings prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.


The meetings will be held at the Best Western Landing Hotel, Sunny Point Ball Room, 3434 Tongass Avenue, Ketchikan, Alaska. 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 Tongass National Forest Office. Please call ahead to facilitate entry into the building.

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Nicole McMurren, Committee Coordinator, by phone at 907-772-5875, 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 purpose of the meeting is to:

(1) Perform administrative tasks such as ethics training, Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) training, and discuss the committee members goals and interest; and

(2) Define areas where the committee can provide the most valuable input for developing an ecologically, socially, and economically sustainable forest Start Printed Page 42500management strategy on the Tongass National Forest.

The meeting is open to the public. 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 July 28, 2014 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's staff before or after the meeting. Written comments and time request for oral comments must be sent to Jason Anderson, Designated Federal Officer, Tongass National Forest, P.O. Box 309, Petersburg, Alaska 99833; by email to, or via facsimile to 907-772-5895. Summary/minutes of the meeting will be posted on the Web site listed above within 45 days after the meeting.

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: July 15, 2014.

Beth G. Pendleton,

Regional Forester, Alaska Region.

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[FR Doc. 2014-17220 Filed 7-21-14; 8:45 am]