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National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council

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AGENCY:

Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION:

Notice of meeting.

SUMMARY:

The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council (Council) will meet via teleconference.

DATES:

The teleconference will be held on Thursday February 9, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time (EST) or until Council business is completed.

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

ADDRESSES:

The meeting will be held via teleconference. For anyone who would like to attend the teleconference, please visit the Web site listed in the SUMMARY section or contact Nancy Stremple at nstremple@fs.fed.us for further details. 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 the USDA Forest Service, Sidney Yates Building, Room 3SC-01C, 201 14th Street SW., Washington, DC 20024. Please call ahead at 202-309-7829 to facilitate entry into the building.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Nancy Stremple, Executive Staff, National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council, by telephone at 202-205-7829, or by email at nstremple@fs.fed.us, or by cell phone at 202-309-9873, or via facsimile at 202-690-5792.

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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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

The Council is authorized under Section 9 of the Cooperative Forestry Assistance Act, as amended by Title XII, Section 1219 of Public Law 101-624 (the Act) (16 U.S.C. 2105g) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. II). Additional information concerning the Council, can be found by visiting the Council's Web site at: http://www.fs.fed.us/​ucf/​nucfac.shtml.

The purpose of the meeting is to:

1. Review the 2017 Work Plan;

2. Update on the 2017 grant proposal review; and 2018 Call for Proposals

3. Listen to presentation on innovation in timber building construction;

4. Listen to local constituents with urban forestry concerns;

5. Discuss the National ten year action plan (2016-2026) implementation;

6. Receive Forest Service budget, administration, and program updates; and

7. Discuss the annual accomplishments/recommendations report.

The teleconference is open to the public. However, the public is strongly encouraged to RSVP prior to the teleconference to ensure all related documents are shared with public meeting participants. 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 January 31, 2017, to be scheduled on the agenda. Council discussion is limited to Forest Service staff and Council members, however anyone who would like to bring urban and community forestry 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 Nancy Stemple, Executive Staff, National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council, Sidney Yates Building, Room 3SC-01C, 201 14th Street SW., Washington, DC 20024, or by email at nstremple@fs.fed.us.

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: January 4, 2017.

Steven W. Koehn,

Director, Cooperative Forestry.

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[FR Doc. 2017-00485 Filed 1-11-17; 8:45 am]

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