[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 98 (Monday, May 23, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 29476-29477]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-10211]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service


Forest Research Advisory Council; Solicitation for Membership

AGENCY: Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service.

ACTION: Notice of solicitation for membership to the Forestry Research 
Advisory Council.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the 
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces solicitation 
for nominations to fill nine anticipated vacancies on the Forestry 
Research Advisory Council. The terms of nine members expired on 
December 31, 2004. Nominations for a three-year appointment for all 
nine positions are sought.

DATES: Nominations must be received on or before June 17, 2005.

ADDRESSES: The address for hand-delivered nominations or nominations 
submitted using an express mail or overnight courier service is: Office 
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the Forestry Research Advisory Council; Cooperative State Research, 
Education, and Extension Service; U.S. Department of Agriculture; Room 
3213 Waterfront Center; 800 9th Street, SW., Washington, DC 20024; fax: 
(202) 401-1706. Nominations sent via the U.S. Postal Service must be 
sent to the following address: Cooperative State Research, Education, 
and Extension Service; U.S. Department of Agriculture; Office of the 
Forestry Research Advisory Council; Mail Stop 2210; 1400 Independence 
Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-2210.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Catalino A. Blanche, Designated 
Federal Officer, Forestry Research Advisory Council; Office of the 
Forestry Research Advisory Council; Cooperative State Research, 
Education, and Extension Service; U.S. Department of Agriculture; Mail 
Stop 2210; 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-2210; 
telephone: (202) 401-4190; fax: (202) 401-1706; e-mail: 
cblanche@csrees.usda.gov, or contact Dr. Hao Tran, Staff Assistant, 
Research and Development, Forest Service, U.S. Department of 
Agriculture; telephone: (202) 205-1293; fax: (202) 205-1530; e-mail: 
htran@fs.fed.us.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Forestry Research Advisory Council was 
established to provide advice to the Secretary of Agriculture on 
efficiently accomplishing the purposes of the McIntire-Stennis Act of 
1962 (16 U.S.C. 582a, et seq.). The Council also provides advice 
related to the Forest Service research program, authorized by the 
Forest and Rangeland Resources Research Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95-307, 92 
Stat. 353, as amended, 16 U.S.C. 1600 (note)). The Council is composed 
of 20 voting members from the following membership categories:
     Federal and State agencies concerned with developing and 
utilizing the Nation's forest resources which includes the National 
Forest System and Forest and Range Experiment Stations leaders, Forest 
Service;
     The forest industries;
     The forestry schools of the State certified eligible 
institutions and State agricultural experiment stations; and
     Volunteer public groups concerned with forests and related 
natural resources.
    Nominees will be carefully reviewed for their broad expertise, 
leadership, and relevancy to a membership category. Nominations for one 
individual who fits several of the categories, or for more than one 
person who fits one category will be accepted. Please indicate the 
specific membership category for each nominee.
    Each nominee must complete Form AD-755, Advisory Committee 
Membership Background Information (which can be obtained from the 
contact persons above) and will be vetted before selection. Send the 
nominee's name, resume, and the completed Form AD-755 as noted above. 
Please note: All nominations received in response to the November 12, 
2004 notice, do not have to resubmit nominations. Applicants are 
strongly encouraged to submit nominations via overnight mail or 
delivery service to ensure timely receipt by the USDA.

    Done at Washington, DC this 16th day of May, 2005.
Rodney J. Brown,
Deputy Under Secretary, Research, Education, and Economics.
[FR Doc. 05-10211 Filed 5-20-05; 8:45 am]
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