[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 74 (Friday, April 17, 1998)]
[Pages 19272-19273]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-10371]



Bureau of Land Management
[WO-230-1110-00-24 1A]

Science Advisory Board; Meeting

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Announcement of meeting.


SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces a meeting of its 
Science Advisory Board on Thursday, April 30, 1998, at the Embassy 
Suites Hotel, 150 Anza Boulevard, Burlingame, California, telephone 
(650) 342-4600. Meeting hours will be 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    The proposed agenda for the meeting is:

--Welcome by BLM Director Pat Shea;
--Existing needs and capabilities for inventory and monitoring within 
the BLM;
--Emerging research and assessment efforts;
--Inventory and monitoring assistance needed;
--Communication and coordination of needs and results;
--Suggestions for future action;
--Developing a coordinated inventory and monitoring strategy; and
--Public comment period.

    All meetings of the Board are open to the public. Members of the 
public wishing to make oral statements to the Board will have an 
opportunity to do so beginning at 3:30 p.m. Persons wishing to make 
statements should register with the BLM by noon at the meeting 
location. Depending on the number of speakers, the Board may limit the 
length of presentations. Speakers should address specific issues listed 
on the agenda and provide a written copy of their statement.

DATES: Thursday, April 30, 1998. Science Advisory Board meeting.

ADDRESSES: The Board meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 
150 Anza Boulevard, Burlingame, California.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christine Jauhola, Bureau of Land 
Management, 1849 C Street, N.W., LSB-204, Washington, D.C. 20240, 202-
452-7761, or Jack E. Williams, Bureau of Land Management, 1387 South 
Vinell Way, Boise, Idaho 83709, 208-373-4049.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Science Advisory Board advises the 
Director of the Bureau of Land Management on issues pertaining to 
science and the application of scientific information in the management 
of public lands and their resources.
    Under the Federal advisory committee management regulations (41 CFR 
101-6.1015(b)(2)), in exceptional circumstances an agency may give less 
than 15 days notice of a committee meeting if the reasons for doing so 
are included in the meeting notice published in the Federal Register. 
In this case, BLM made commitments with regard to scheduling the first 
meeting of the advisory committee based on the approval of the charter 
within a certain time frame. Delays in obtaining approval of the 
charter within the Department of the Interior resulted in publication 
of the meeting notice less than 15 days prior to the committee meeting.

    Dated: April 15, 1998.
Tom Fry,
Acting Director.
[FR Doc. 98-10371 Filed 4-16-98; 8:45 am]