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Saguache-Upper Rio Grande Resource Advisory Committee

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Forest Service, USDA.


Notice of meeting.


The Saguache-Upper Rio Grande Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Monte Vista, Colorado. 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 the Act. RAC information can be found at the following Web site:​FSSRS/​RAC_​Page?​id=​001t00000086exUAAQ.


The meeting will be held on August 23, 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 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 San Luis Valley Rural Electric Cooperative, Conference Room, 3625 West U.S. Highway 160, Monte Vista, Colorado.

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 Rio Grande National Forest (NF) Supervisor's Office. Please call ahead to facilitate entry into the building.

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Mike Blakeman, RAC Coordinator, by phone at 719-852-6212 or via email at Start Printed Page 35745

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 review, evaluate, and recommend project proposals to be funded with Title II money.

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 August 11, 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 staff before or after the meeting. Written comments and requests for time to make oral comments must be sent to Mike Blakeman, RAC Coordinator, Rio Grande NF Supervisor's Office, 1803 West U.S. Highway 160, Monte Vista, Colorado, 81144; by email to; or via facsimile to 719-852-6250.

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, please contact 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: July 10, 2017.

Glenn Casamass,

Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System.

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[FR Doc. 2017-16125 Filed 7-31-17; 8:45 am]