[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 201 (Thursday, October 16, 2008)]
[Pages 61436-61437]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-24631]



Bureau of Land Management

[WO-260-08-1060-XQ-24 1A]

Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board; Meeting

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Announcement of meeting.


SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces that the Wild 
Horse and Burro Advisory Board will conduct a meeting on matters 
pertaining to management and protection of wild, free-roaming horses 
and burros on the Nation's public lands.

DATES: The Advisory Board will meet Monday, November 17, 2008, from 8 
a.m. to 5 p.m., local time. This will be a one day meeting.

ADDRESSES: The Advisory Board will meet in Reno, Nevada at the Silver 
Legacy Resort Casino, in the Reno Ballroom, 50 East Fourth Street, 
Reno, Nevada 89501. The Silver Legacy's address is 407 North Virginia 
Street, Reno, Nevada 89501. Their phone number is 1-800-687-7733.
    Written comments pertaining to the Advisory Board meeting should be 
sent to: Bureau of Land Management, National Wild Horse and Burro 
Program, WO-260, Attention: Ramona DeLorme, 1340 Financial Boulevard, 
Reno, Nevada 89502-7147. Submit written comments pertaining to the 
Advisory Board meeting no later than close of business November 12, 
2008. See the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for electronic access 
and filing address.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ramona DeLorme, Wild Horse and Burro 
Administrative Assistant, at 775-861-6583. Individuals who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may reach Ms. DeLorme at 
any time by calling the Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-


I. Public Meeting

    Under the authority of 43 CFR part 1784, the Wild Horse and Burro 
Advisory Board advises the Secretary of the Interior, the Director of 
the BLM, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Chief of the Forest 
Service, on matters pertaining to management and protection of wild, 
free-roaming horses and burros on the Nation's public lands. The 
tentative agenda for the meeting is:

Monday, November 17, 2008 (8 a.m.- 5 p.m.)

8 a.m. Call to Order & Introductions.
8:15 a.m. Old Business:
    Approval of June 2008 Minutes.
    Update Pending Litigation.
8:45 a.m. Program Updates:
    Forest Service Update.
Break (9:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.).
9:45 a.m. Program Updates (continued):
    Program Accomplishments.
    BLM Response to Advisory Board Recommendations.
Lunch (11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.).
1 p.m. New Business.
Break (2:45 p.m.-3 p.m.).
3 p.m. Public Comments.
4 p.m. Board Recommendations.
4:45 p.m. Recap/Summary/Next Meeting/Date/Site.
5 p.m. Adjourn.

    The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. An 
individual with a disability needing an auxiliary aid or service to 
participate in the meeting, such as an interpreting service, assistive 
listening device, or materials in an alternate format, must notify the 
person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT two weeks before 
the scheduled meeting date. Although the BLM will attempt to meet a 
request received after that date, the requested auxiliary aid or 
service may not be available because of insufficient time to arrange 
    The Federal Advisory Committee Management Regulations (41 CFR 101-
6.1015(b)), require BLM to publish in the Federal Register notice of a 
meeting 15 days prior to the meeting date.

II. Public Comment Procedures

    Members of the public may make oral statements to the Advisory 
Board on November 17, 2008 at the appropriate point in the agenda. This 
opportunity is anticipated to occur at 3 p.m., local time. Persons 
wishing to make statements should register with the BLM by noon on 
November 17, 2008 at the meeting location. Depending on the number of 
speakers, the Advisory Board may limit the length of presentations. At 
previous meetings, presentations have been limited to three minutes in 
length. Speakers should address the specific wild horse and burro-
related topics listed on the agenda. Speakers must submit a written 
copy of their statement to the address listed in the ADDRESSES section 
or bring a written copy to the meeting.
    Participation in the Advisory Board meeting is not a prerequisite 
for submission of written comments. The BLM invites written comments 
from all interested parties. Your written

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comments should be specific and explain the reason for any 
recommendation. The BLM appreciates any and all comments, but those 
most useful and likely to influence decisions on management and 
protection of wild horses and burros are those that are either 
supported by quantitative information or studies or those that include 
citations to and analysis of applicable laws and regulations. Except 
for comments provided in electronic format, speakers should submit two 
copies of their written comments where feasible. The BLM will not 
necessarily consider comments received after the time indicated under 
the DATES section or at locations other than that listed in the 
ADDRESSES section.
    In the event there is a request under the Freedom of Information 
Act (FOIA) for a copy of your comments, the BLM will make them 
available in their entirety, including your name and address. Before 
including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal 
identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your 
entire comment--including your personal identifying information--may be 
made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your 
comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public 
review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. The BLM will 
release all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from 
individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of 
organizations or businesses, in their entirety, including names and 

Electronic Access and Filing Address

    Speakers may transmit comments electronically via the Internet to: 
[email protected]. Please include the identifier ``WH&B'' in the 
subject of your message and your name and address in the body of your 

    Dated: October 9, 2008.
Edwin L. Roberson,
Assistant Director, Renewable Resources and Planning.
 [FR Doc. E8-24631 Filed 10-15-08; 8:45 am]