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National Advisory Committee for Implementation of the National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule

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Forest Service, USDA.

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Notice of meetings.


The National Advisory Committee for Implementation of the National Forest System Land Management Planning Rule Committee (Committee) will meet in Houston, Texas. Attendees may also listen via webinar and conference call. The Committee operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Committee information can be found by visiting the Committee's Web site at:​main/​planningrule/​committee.


The meetings will be held in-person and streamed via webinar/conference call on the following dates and times:

  • Tuesday, May 9, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST.
  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST.
  • Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. CST.

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


The meeting will be held at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, 1601 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, Texas. For anyone who would like to attend via webinar and/or conference call, please visit the Web site listed above or contact the person listed in the section titled FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

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 USDA Forest Service Washington Office—Yates Building. Please call ahead to facilitate entry into the building.

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Crystal Merica, Committee Coordinator by phone at 202-205-3562, 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 this meeting is to provide:

1. Continued deliberations on formulating advice for the Secretary,

2. Discussion of Committee work group findings,

3. Hearing public comments, and

4. Administrative tasks.

This meeting is open to the public. The agenda will include time for people to make oral comments of three minutes or less. Individuals wishing to make an oral comment should submit a request in writing by May 5, 2017, 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 requests for oral comments must be sent to Crystal Merica, USDA Forest Service, Ecosystem Management Coordination, 201 14th Street SW., Mail Stop 1104, Washington, DC 20250-1104, or by email at The agenda and summary of the meeting will be posted on the Committee's Web site within 21 days of 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: April 13, 2017.

Glenn Casamassa,

Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System.

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[FR Doc. 2017-08555 Filed 4-27-17; 8:45 am]