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Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel

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Forest Service, USDA.


Notice of meeting.


The Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical Advisory Panel (Panel) will hold a virtual meeting. The Panel is established consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), and Title VI of the Community Forest Restoration Act (the Act). Additional information concerning the Panel, including the meeting summary/minutes, can be found by visiting the Panel's website at:​goto/​r3/​cfrp.


The meeting will be held on September 15-17, 2020, with meeting each day from 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

All 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 with virtual attendance only. The following link with provide public access to view the Panel meeting:​channel/​UCqExQ41C51-mSdijkwgGnww?​view_​as=​subscriber.

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 USDA Forest Service Region 3 Regional Office. Please call ahead to facilitate entry into the building.

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Ian Fox, Designated Federal Officer, by phone at 505-401-5245 or via email at

Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf Start Printed Page 54533(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) Review Panel Bylaws, Charter, and what it means to be a Federal Advisory Committee;

(2) Evaluate and score the 2020 Collaborative Forest Restoration Program (CFRP) grant applications to determine which applications best meet the program objectives;

(3) Develop prioritized 2020 CFRP project funding recommendations for the Secretary; and

(4) Discuss the proposal review process used by the Panel to identify what went well and what could be improved.

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 September 4, 2020, 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 Ian Fox, Designated Federal Officer, USDA Forest Service, Region 3 Regional Office, 333 Broadway Bouleveard Southwest, Albuqueque, New Mexico 87102; 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, 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: August 27, 2020.

Cikena Reid,

USDA Committee Management Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2020-19319 Filed 9-1-20; 8:45 am]