[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 97 (Monday, May 19, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Page 28842]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-11143]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

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.

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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 June 30, 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, 407 North Virginia Street, Reno, Nevada 89501. 
The Silver Legacy's phone number is 775-329-4777.
    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 June 25, 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-
8339.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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, June 30, 2008 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.)

8 a.m. Call to Order & Introductions:
8:15 a.m. Old Business:
Approval of February 2008 Minutes
Update Pending Litigation
8:45 a.m. Program Updates:
Gathers
Adoptions
Facilities
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 
it.
    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 June 30, 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 June 
30, 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 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. However, 
if you do not want the BLM to release your name and address in response 
to a FOIA request, you must state this prominently at the beginning of 
your comment. The BLM will honor your request to the extent allowed by 
law. 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 addresses.

Electronic Access and Filing Address

    Speakers may transmit comments electronically via the Internet to: 
ramona_delorme@blm.gov. Please include the identifier ``WH&B'' in the 
subject of your message and your name and address in the body of your 
message.

    Dated: May 14, 2008.
Ed Roberson,
Assistant Director, Renewable Resources and Planning.
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