[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 217 (Thursday, November 10, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68471-68472]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-22392]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR


Notice of Natural Resource Damage Assessment and Restoration 
Advisory Committee Meeting

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Natural Resource Damage Assessment and 
Restoration Program Office, Interior.

ACTION: Notice; FACA Committee Meeting Announcement.

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SUMMARY: As required by the Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 
92-463, the Department of the Interior, Natural Resource Damage 
Assessment and Restoration Program Office gives notice of the first 
meeting of the Department's Natural Resource Damage Assessment and 
Restoration Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee will meet at the 
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Conservation and Training 
Center, 698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown, WV 25443 from 8 a.m. to 3 
p.m. on December 1. Members of the public are invited to attend the 
Committee Meeting to listen to the committee proceedings and to provide 
public input. The Committee Meeting will be preceded on November 30 by 
a half-day administrative business meeting that will deal with non-
substantive administrative matters such as logistics and travel 
reimbursement. The administrative business meeting is not open to the 
public. Maps and directions to the training center are available online 
at http://training.fws.gov/mapdir.html. Anyone without Internet access 
can call the Training Center at 304-876-1600 to request a map and 
directions.
    Public Input: Any member of the public interested in providing 
public input at the Committee Meeting should contact Ms. Barbara 
Schmalz, whose contact information is listed under the FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT section of this notice. Each individual providing 
oral input is requested to limit those comments to three minutes. This 
time frame may be adjusted to accommodate all those who would like to 
speak. Requests to be added to the public speaker list must be received 
in writing (letter, e-mail, or fax) by noon eastern standard time on 
November 21, 2005. Anyone wishing to submit written comments should 
provide a copy of those comments to Ms. Schmalz in the following 
formats: one hard copy with original signature, and one electronic copy 
via e-mail (acceptable file formats are: Adobe Acrobat, WordPerfect, 
Word, or Rich Text files) by noon eastern standard time on November 21, 
2005.
    Document Availability: Interested individuals may view the draft 
agenda

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for the meeting online at http://restoration.doi.gov/faca or may 
request the draft agenda from Ms. Schmalz. In preparation for the first 
meeting of the Advisory Committee, the Committee and the public can 
find helpful background information at the Restoration Program website 
http://restoration.doi.gov. The site provides a good introduction to 
the program for those who are relatively new to the damage assessment 
and restoration arena and a useful reference for seasoned practitioners 
and policy leaders. Links to the statutory and regulatory framework for 
the program are found at http://restoration.doi.gov/laws.htm. DOI 
Program policies are found at http://restoration.doi.gov/policy.htm.

Agenda for Meeting

    The agenda will cover the following principal subjects:

--Keynote/Kickoff address by senior Departmental official
--Discussion and finalization of committee by-laws
--Program Authorities, Responsibilities, and Application
--Formal public input (if any)
--Charge to the Committee

    Meeting Access: Individuals requiring special accommodation at this 
meeting must contact Ms. Barbara Schmalz (see contact information 
below) by noon eastern standard time on November 21, 2005, so that 
appropriate arrangements can be made.

DATES: November 30, 2005, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (administrative 
business meeting) December 1, 2005, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (open to the 
public).

ADDRESSES: Auditorium, U.S Fish and Wildlife Service National 
Conservation and Training Center, 698 Conservation Way, Shepherdstown, 
WV 25443.
    All individuals attending the Committee Meeting will be required to 
present photo identification to NCTC security to gain access to the 
Training Center campus.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barbara Schmalz, U.S. Department of 
the Interior, Denver Federal Center, 6th Avenue & Kipling, Building 56 
Room 1003 Mail Stop D-108, Denver, CO 80225-0007; phone 303-445-2500; 
fax 303-445-6320 or barbara_schmalz@ios.doi.gov.

    Dated: November 4, 2005.
Frank M. DeLuise,
Designated Federal Officer, DOI Natural Resource Damage Assessment and 
Restoration Advisory Committee.
[FR Doc. 05-22392 Filed 11-9-05; 8:45 am]
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