[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 70 (Wednesday, April 11, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 21806]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-8680]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

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Notice of Public Meeting, North Slope Science Initiative--Science 
Technical Advisory Panel

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, North Slope 
Science Initiative, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
(FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. 
Department of the Interior, North Slope Science Initiative (NSSI)--
Science Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) will meet as indicated below.

DATES: The meeting will be held May 8-9, 2012, in Anchorage, Alaska. 
The meetings will begin at 9 a.m. in the Subsistence Board Room (second 
floor), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1011 East Tudor Road, 
Anchorage, Alaska. Public comment will be received between 3 and 4 p.m. 
on Wednesday, May 9, 2012.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John F. Payne, Executive Director, 
North Slope Science Initiative, AK-910, c/o Bureau of Land Management, 
222 W. Seventh Avenue, 13, Anchorage, AK 99513, (907) 271-3431 
or email jpayne.blm.gov. 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, seven 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 NSSI STAP provides advice and 
recommendations to the NSSI Oversight Group regarding priority 
information needs for management decisions across the North Slope of 
Alaska. These priority information needs may include recommendations on 
inventory, monitoring, and research activities that contribute to 
informed resource management decisions. This meeting will include 
continued dialog for developing scenario models for the North Slope and 
adjacent marine environments. Additionally, the STAP will begin 
designing a long-term monitoring strategy for the North Slope.
    All meetings are open to the public. The public may present written 
comments to the Science Technical Advisory Panel through the Executive 
Director, North Slope Science Initiative. Each formal meeting will also 
have time allotted for hearing public comments. Depending on the number 
of persons wishing to comment and time available, the time for 
individual oral comments may be limited. Individuals who plan to attend 
and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation, 
transportation, or other reasonable accommodations, should contact the 
Executive Director, North Slope Science Initiative. 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, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

    Dated: April 5, 2012.
Ron Dunton,
Acting State Director.
[FR Doc. 2012-8680 Filed 4-10-12; 8:45 am]
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