[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 172 (Tuesday, September 6, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Page 55107]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-22626]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

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Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board; Meeting

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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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 on Thursday, October 13, 2011, from 
8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Friday, October 14, 2011, from 8 a.m. until 
12 p.m., local time. This will be a two-day meeting.

ADDRESSES: This Advisory Board meeting will take place in Arlington, 
Virginia at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis 
Highway, Arlington, Virginia 22202. The hotel phone number for 
reservations is 703-418-1234 and the fax number is 703-418-1233.
    Written comments pertaining to the October 13-14, 2011, Advisory 
Board meeting can be mailed to National Wild Horse and Burro 
Program,WO-260, Attention: Ramona DeLorme, 1340 Financial Boulevard, 
Reno, Nevada, 89502-7147, or sent electronically to the BLM through the 
Wild Horse and Burro Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/whbprogram/recent_news_and_information/enhanced_feedback_form.html. All comments should be submitted no later than close of 
business on October 5, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ramona DeLorme, Wild Horse and Burro 
Administrative Assistant, at 775-861-6583. Persons who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the above 
individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours 
a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above 
individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board 
advises the Secretary of the Interior, the BLM Director, the Secretary 
of Agriculture, and the Chief of the Forest Service on matters 
pertaining to the management and protection of wild, free-roaming 
horses and burros on the Nation's public lands. The Wild Horse and 
Burro Advisory Board operates under the authority of 43 CFR part 1784. 
The tentative agenda for the two-day event is:

I. Advisory Board Public Meeting

Thursday, October 13, 2011 (8 p.m.-5 p.m.)

8 a.m. Call to Order and Introductions
8:30 a.m. Old Business
    Approval of March 2011 Minutes
9 a.m. Program Updates
    Gathers
    Adoptions
    Budget
    Facilities
Lunch (11:45 p.m.-1 p.m.)
1 p.m. New Business
3 p.m. Public Comments
5 p.m. Adjourn

Friday, October 14, 2011 (8 a.m.-12 p.m.)

8 a.m. New Business (continued)
10 a.m. Board Recommendations
11:30 a.m. Recap/Summary/Next Meeting/Date/Site
12 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 Ms. 
DeLorme 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 at 41 CFR 
101-6.1015(b), require BLM to publish in the Federal Register notice of 
a public meeting 15 days prior to the meeting date.

II. Public Comment Procedures

    On Thursday, October 13, 2011, members of the public will have the 
opportunity to make comments to the Board on the Wild Horse and Burro 
Program. Persons wishing to make comments during the Thursday meeting 
should register with the BLM by 1 p.m. on October 13, 2011, in person, 
at the meeting location. Depending on the number of comments, the 
Advisory Board may limit the length of comments. At previous meetings, 
comments have been limited to three minutes in length; however, this 
time may vary. Commenters 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 above 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. The BLM considers comments that are either supported 
by quantitative information or studies or those that include citations 
to and analysis of applicable laws and regulations to be the most 
useful and likely to influence BLM's decisions on the management and 
protection of wild horses and burros. The BLM will not necessarily 
consider comments received after the close of business on October 13, 
2011.
    Before including your address, phone number, e-mail 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, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

    Dated: August 29, 2011.
Edwin L. Roberson,
Assistant Director, Renewable Resources and Planning.
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