[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 110 (Friday, June 7, 2019)]
[Pages 26700-26701]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-12061]



Bureau of Land Management


Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Meeting

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of advisory board meetings.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
of 1976 and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. 
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Wild Horse 
and Burro Advisory Board (Advisory Board) will meet as indicated below.

DATES: The Advisory Board will hold a summer public meeting on July 9-
11, 2019, in Boise, Idaho. The Advisory Board will also hold a fall 
public meeting October 29-31, 2019, in Washington, DC.

ADDRESSES: The July meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn 
Downtown Boise, 348 S 13th Street, Boise, ID 83702; telephone: (208) 
342-7000. Further hotel information is available at https://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/idaho/hilton-garden-inn-boise-downtown-BOIDOGI/index.html. The October meeting will be held at the 
Phoenix Park Hotel at 520 North Capitol Street NW, Washington, DC 
20001, telephone (202) 638-6900; and at 20 F Street Conference Center 
at 20 F Street, Suite 1000, NW, Washington, DC 20001; telephone (202) 
295-8100. Further information on the hotel and conference center is 
available at https://www.phoenixparkhotel.com/ and https://www.20fstreetcc.com/.
    Written comments pertaining to the meeting and written statements 
that will be presented to the Advisory Board may be filed in advance of 
the meeting and sent to the U.S. Department of the Interior, BLM, 
Attention: Advisory Board (WO-260), 20 M Street SE (Room 2134 LM), 
Washington, DC 20003 or emailed to: [email protected]. Please 
include ``Advisory Board Comment'' in the subject line of the email.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dorothea Boothe, Acting Wild Horse and 
Burro Program Coordinator, at (202) 912-7654 or by email at 
[email protected]. Individuals that use a telecommunications device for 
the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at (800) 877-
8339 to contact Ms. Boothe during normal business hours. The FRS is 
available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All responses will be during 
normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Advisory Board advises the Secretary of 
the Interior, the BLM Director, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the 
Chief of the U.S. Forest Service on matters pertaining to the 
management and protection of wild, free-roaming horses and burros on 
the Nation's public lands. The Advisory Board operates under the 
authority of 43 CFR 1784.

I. Advisory Board July Public Meeting Agenda

Tuesday, July 9 (7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. MT)

Field Trip to Sands Basin Herd Management Area--7:30 a.m.-Noon

(Public attendance is limited and on a first-come, first-served advance 
sign up.) Attendees must provide their own transportation (high-
clearance vehicle recommended) and personal needs. To sign up, email 
Ms. Boothe at [email protected] by June 25.

Advisory Board Working Group Meetings--1:15 to 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 10 (8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. MT)

Welcome, Introductions, and Agenda Review
Advisory Board General Business
Off-Range Program Presentations

Thursday, July 11 (8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. MT)

Welcome, Introductions, and Agenda Review
Advisory Board General Business
Public Comment Period (1:15-3:30 p.m.)
Advisory Board Discussion and Recommendations
Other Topics of Interest to the Advisory Board

    Advisory Board meetings are open to the public in their entirety, 
and will be live-streamed at www.blm.gov/live. The BLM will post the 
final agenda 2 weeks prior to the meeting online at www.blm.gov/programs/wild-horse-and-burro/get-involved/advisory-board. The meeting 
sites are accessible to individuals with disabilities. Any person(s) 
with special needs, such as an auxiliary aid; interpreting service; 
assistive listening device; or materials in an alternate format, must 
notify Ms. Boothe 2 weeks before the scheduled meeting date. It is 
important to adhere to the 2-week notice to allow sufficient time to 
arrange for the auxiliary aid or special service.
    The final October public meeting agenda will be posted 2 weeks 
prior to the meeting on the BLM web page at: www.blm.gov/programs/wild-horse-and-burro/get-involved/advisory-board. A public comment period is 
tentatively scheduled for October 31.

II. Public Comment Procedures

    Members of the public will have an opportunity to make statements 
at the summer and fall meetings regarding the Wild Horse and Burro 
Program on Thursday afternoon. Individuals interested in making 
comments during the open comment period should

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register in person with the BLM 2 hours prior to the comment period at 
the meeting location. The Advisory Board may limit the length of 
comments, depending on the number of participants. All individuals 
interested in commenting may submit comments. Please see the ADDRESSES 
section earlier for the BLM physical and email addresses, or bring a 
written copy of your statement to the meeting if you plan to attend. If 
emailing, please include ``Advisory Board Comment'' in the subject 
line. The BLM will record the entire meeting, including the allotted 
comment time. The BLM welcomes comments from all interested parties, 
not just the individuals who will attend and comment at the Advisory 
Board meeting. Comments should be specific and explain the reason for 
the recommendation(s). Comments supported by quantitative information, 
studies, or those that include citations and analysis of applicable 
laws and regulations are most beneficial and more useful and likely to 
assist the decision-making process for the management and protection of 
wild horses and burros.
    Before including your address, phone number, email 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, the BLM cannot guarantee that it will 
be able to do so.

    Authority: 43 CFR 1784.4-2.

Leah Baker,
Acting Assistant Director, Resources and Planning.
[FR Doc. 2019-12061 Filed 6-6-19; 8:45 am]