[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 216 (Tuesday, November 10, 2009)]
[Pages 58044-58045]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-26983]



Bureau of Land Management

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Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board; Meeting

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Announcement of meeting.


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, December 7, 2009 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 John 
Ascuaga's Nugget, 1100 Nugget Avenue, Sparks, Nevada 89431. Their phone 
number for reservations is 800-648-1177.
    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 December 2, 
2009. 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-


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, December 7, 2009 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.)

8 a.m.--Call to Order & Introductions:
8:15 a.m.--Old Business:
    Approval of September 28, 2009 Minutes
9 a.m.--New Business
    Secretaries Initiative
Break (9:45 a.m.-10 a.m.)
10 a.m.--New Business
    Secretaries Initiative (Continued)
Lunch (11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.)
1 p.m.--New Business
    Secretaries Initiative (Continued)
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

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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 December 7, 2009 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 
December 7, 2009 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, however this time may vary. 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. 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. 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 

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 

    Dated: December 4, 2009.
Edwin L. Roberson,
Assistant Director, Renewable Resources and Planning.
[FR Doc. E9-26983 Filed 11-9-09; 8:45 am]