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Deschutes and Ochoco Resource Advisory Committee

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Forest Service, USDA.


Notice of meeting.


The Deschutes and Ochoco Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Bend, Oregon. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. RAC information can be found at the following Web site:​detail/​deschutes/​workingtogether/​advisorycommittees.


The meeting will be held April 1, 2016, at 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

All RAC meetings are subject to cancellation. For status of meeting prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under For Further Information Contact.


The meeting will be held at the Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council's Office, 334 NE Hawthorne Avenue, Bend, Oregon.

Written comments may be submitted as described under Supplementary Information. 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 Deschutes National Forest Supervisor's Office. Please call ahead to facilitate entry into the building.

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Sean Ferrell, RAC Coordinator, by phone at 541-383-5576 or via 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. Introduce newly appointed committee members;

2. Discuss the goals and objectives of the RAC;

3. Review projects proposals; and

4. Make project recommendations for Title II funding.

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 request in writing by March 18, 2016 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 requests for time to make oral comments must be sent to Sean Ferrell, RAC Coordinator, Deschutes National Forest Supervisor's Office, 63095 Deschutes Market Road, Bend, Oregon 97701; by email to, or via facsimile to 541-383-5531.

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 24, 2016.

John Allen,

Designated Federal Offical, Dechutes National Forest, Forest Supervisor.

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[FR Doc. 2016-04548 Filed 3-1-16; 8:45 am]