[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 186 (Monday, September 26, 2011)]
[Pages 59418-59419]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-24618]



Office of the Secretary

Wildland Fire Executive Council Meeting Schedule

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meetings.


SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., 2, the U.S. Department of the Interior, 
Office of the Secretary, Wildland Fire Executive Council (WFEC) will 
meet as indicated below.

DATES: There will be two WFEC meetings in October. The first meeting 
will be October 11 through October 13. This meeting will begin at 8 
a.m. on October 11 and end at 5 p.m. on October 13. The second meeting 
will be on October 28 and will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 12 noon.

ADDRESSES: The October 11 through 13 meeting will be held in the 
Interior Operations Center, 3500 Corridor, Main Interior Building, 1849 
C Street, Washington, DC 20240. The October 28 meeting will be held 
from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Eastern Time in the McArdle Room (First Floor 
Conference Room) in the Yates Federal Building, USDA Forest Service 
Headquarters, 1400 Independence Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20250,

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roy Johnson, Designated Federal 
Officer, 300 E Mallard Drive, Suite 170, Boise, Idaho 83706; telephone 
(208) 334-1550; fax (208) 334-1549; or e-mail [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The WFEC is established as a discretionary 
advisory committee under the authorities of the Secretary of the 
Interior and Secretary of Agriculture, in furtherance of 43 U.S.C. 1457 
and provisions of the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 (16 U.S.C. 742a-
742j), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 
1701 et seq.), the National Wildlife Refuge System improvement Act of 
1997 (16 U.S.C. 668dd-668ee), and the National Forest Management Act of 
1976 (16 U.S.C. 1600 et seq.) and in accordance with the provisions of 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C.

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App. 2. The Secretary of the Interior and Secretary of Agriculture 
certify that the formation of the WFEC is necessary and is in the 
public interest.
    The purpose of the WFEC is to provide advice on coordinated 
national-level wildland fire policy and to provide leadership, 
direction, and program oversight in support of the Wildland Fire 
Leadership Council. Questions related to the WFEC should be directed to 
Roy Johnson (Designated Federal Officer) at [email protected] or 
(208) 334-1550 or 300 E. Mallard Drive, Suite 170, Boise, Idaho, 83706-
    Meeting Agenda: The meeting agenda for October 11 through October 
13 is summarized below. Please note that the final agenda may be 
altered. The most current agenda can be obtained at http://www.forestsandrangelands.gov/strategy/wfec.
    October 11: 8 a.m.--Introductions and Meeting Protocols; 9 a.m.--
Western Regional Strategy Committee Presentation; 10 a.m.--Northeast 
Regional Strategy Committee Presentation; 1 p.m.--Southeast Regional 
Strategy Committee Presentation; 2 p.m.--Cohesive Strategy Committee 
Presentation; 3:30 p.m.--National Science and Analysis Team 
Presentation; 4:30 p.m.--Public Comments; 5:30 p.m.--Adjourn. October 
12: 8 a.m.--WFEC Deliberation on Phase 2 reports; 4 p.m.--Public 
Comment; 5 p.m.--Adjourn. October 13: 8 a.m.--Summarize recommendations 
and develop agenda for WFLC meeting; 10 a.m.--Communication Strategy 
Presentation; 11 a.m.--Develop key messages and recommendations; 1 
p.m.--Phase 3 Discussion; 3 p.m.--Public Comments; 4 p.m.--Meeting 
Closeout; 5 p.m.--Adjourn.
    The October 28 meeting agenda will include: (1) Welcome and 
introduction of Council members; (2) Overview of prior meeting and 
action tracking; (3) Members' round robin to share information and 
identify key issues to be addressed; (4) Wildland Fire Management 
Cohesive Strategy; (5) Wildland Fire Issues; (6) Council Members' 
review and discussion of sub-committee activities; (7) Future Council 
activities; (8) Public comments at approximately 11:30 a.m.; (9) and 
closing remarks.
    Public Input: All WFEC meetings are open to the public. Members of 
the public who wish to participate must notify Shari Shetler at [email protected] no later than one week preceding the meeting. Those 
who are not committee members and wish to present oral statements or 
obtain information should contact Shari Shetler via e-mail no later 
than one week preceding the meeting. Depending on the number of persons 
wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual oral 
comments may be limited.
    Questions about the agenda or written comments may be e-mailed or 
submitted by U.S. Mail to: Department of the Interior, Office of the 
Secretary, Office of Wildland Fire, Attention: Shari Shetler, 300 E. 
Mallard Drive, Suite 170, Boise, Idaho 83706-6648. WFEC requests that 
written comments be received a minimum of one week preceding the 
scheduled meeting. Attendance is open to the public, but limited space 
is available. Persons with a disability requiring special services, 
such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired, should contact Ms. 
Shetler at (202) 527-0133 at least seven calendar days prior to the 

    Dated: September 21, 2011.
Roy Johnson,
Designated Federal Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-24618 Filed 9-23-11; 8:45 am]