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Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Advisory Council

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Forest Service, USDA.


Notice of meeting.


The Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Advisory Council (Council) will meet in Sandpoint, Idaho. The Council is authorized under Section 5(d) of the National Trails System Act of 1968 (Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Additional information concerning the Council, including the meeting summary/minutes, can be found by visiting the Council's Web site at:​main/​pnt/​working-together/​advisory-committees.


The meeting will be held on the following dates and times:

  • Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PDTStart Printed Page 71043
  • Thursday, October 15, 2015 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PDT

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


The meeting will be held at the Best Western Edgewater Resort, 56 Bridge Street, Sandpoint, Idaho. 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 Pacific Northwest Regional Office of the United States Forest Service: 1220 SW 3rd Avenue, Portland, OR 97204. Please call ahead at 503-808-2468 to facilitate entry into the building.

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Matt McGrath, Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Program Manager, by phone at 425-583-9304, 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 provide:

1. Overview of legislation, policy, and interagency planning requirements for National Scenic Trails;

2. Discussion of planning approach, process, and schedule for the Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail comprehensive plan; and

3. Recommendations regarding the work, priorities, and schedule for the Advisory Council.

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 October 2, 2015, to be scheduled on the agenda. Anyone who would like to bring related matters to the attention of the Council may file written statements with the Council's staff before or after the meeting. Written comments and time requests for oral comments must be sent to Matt McGrath, Pacific Northwest National Scenic Trail Program Manager, 2930 Wetmore Avenue, Suite 3A, Everett, Washington 98201, or by email to

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: September 26, 2016.

Dianne C. Guidry,

Deputy Regional Forester.

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[FR Doc. 2016-24828 Filed 10-13-16; 8:45 am]