[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 55 (Wednesday, March 21, 2018)]
[Pages 12335-12336]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-05649]



Forest Service

Meeting of the Collaborative Forest Restoration Program Technical 
Advisory Panel

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: The Collaborative Forest Restoration Program (CFRP) Technical 
Advisory Panel (Panel) will meet in Albuquerque, New Mexico. 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: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/r3/cfrp.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Monday, April 30, 2018, from 9:00 
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. MST to Friday, May 4, 2018, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 
    All meetings are subject to cancellation. For updated status of the 
meeting prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under For 
Further Information Contact.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Hyatt Place Albuquerque/
Uptown, 6901 Arvada Avenue, Northeast, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
    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 
Cooperative and International Forestry Office. Please call ahead to 
facilitate entry into the building.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Walter Dunn, Designated Federal 
Officer, USDA Forest Service, 333 Broadway SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 
87102; by phone at (505) 842-3425, by email at [email protected], or via 
fax at (505) 842-3165.
    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 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 2018 CFRP grant applications to 
determine which best meet the program objectives,
    (3) Develop prioritized 2018 CFRP project funding recommendations 
for the Secretary,
    (4) Develop an agenda and identify members for the 2018 CFRP Sub-
Committee for the review of multi-party monitoring reports from 
completed projects, and
    (5) 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. Panel discussion is limited to 
Panel members and Forest Service staff. Project proponents may make 
brief presentations to the Panel summarizing their grant application 
and respond to questions of clarification from Panel members or Forest 
Service staff. However, the agenda will include time for people to make 
oral statements of three minutes or less. Individuals wishing to make 
an oral statement should submit a request in writing by April 27, 2018, 
to be scheduled on the agenda. Anyone who would like to bring CFRP 
grant application review related matters to the attention of the Panel 
may file written statements with the Panel's staff before or after each 
day of the meeting. Written comments and time requests for oral 
comments must be sent to the person listed under For Further 
Information Contact.
    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: February 26, 2018.
Patti Hirami,
Associate Deputy Chief, State & Private Forestry.
[FR Doc. 2018-05649 Filed 3-20-18; 8:45 am]