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Forest Service, USDA.


Notice of meeting.


The Tongass Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet in Juneau, Alaska. The Committee is established consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C. App. 2). Committee recommendations and advice may directly inform the development of a proposed action for modification of the 2008 Tongass Land Management Plan. The meeting is open to the public. Additional information concerning the Committee, including the meeting summary/minutes, can be found by visiting the Committee's Web site at:​goto/​R10/​Tongass/​TAC.


The meeting will be held on:

  • February 17, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (AKDT).
  • February 18, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (AKDT).
  • February 19, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (AKDT).

All meetings are subject to change and cancellation. For updated status of the meetings prior to attendance, please visit the Web site listed in the SUMMARY section, or contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.


The meetings will be held at the Extended Stay America, 1800 Shell Simmons Drive, Juneau, Alaska 99801. 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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Marina Whitacre, Committee Coordinator, by phone at 907-772-5934, 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) Finalize recommendations on Plan Amendment components (e.g., standards and guidelines, LUDs, land base, CMAI, etc.);

(2) Implement strategy discussions;

(3) Prepare for release of final recommendations package.

There will be time allotted on the agenda for oral public comment. Those interested can register at the meeting. In addition, written statements may be filed with the Committee's staff before or after the meeting. Written comments may also be submitted by mail to Jason Anderson, Designated Federal Officer, Tongass National Forest, P.O. Box 309, Petersburg, Alaska 99833; or email to, or 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.

Delayed Notice: Due to organizational changes within the agency, and recent changes to meeting location and dates to accommodate committee participation, this notice has not been published within 15 calendar-days of the February 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: February 6, 2015.

Angela V. Coleman,

Acting Chief of Staff, Forest Service.

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[FR Doc. 2015-02870 Filed 2-10-15; 8:45 am]