[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 66 (Thursday, April 5, 2012)]
[Page 20612]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-8248]



Forest Service

National Tree-Marking Paint Committee Meeting

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: The National Tree-Marking Paint Committee will meet in 
Flagstaff, Arizona on May 15-17, 2012. The purpose of the meeting is to 
discuss the activities related to improvements in, concerns about, and 
the handling and use of tree-marking paint by personnel of the Forest 
Service and the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management.

DATES: The meeting will be held May 15-17, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the USDA Forest Service Rocky 
Mountain Research Station, Flagstaff Lab, 2500 South Pine Knoll Drive, 
Flagstaff, AZ. Persons who wish to file written comments before or 
after the meeting must send written comments to David Haston, Chairman, 
National Tree-marking Paint Committee, Forest Service, USDA, San Dimas 
Technology and Development Center, 444 East Bonita Avenue, San Dimas, 
California 91773, or electronically to [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Haston, Sr. Project Leader, San 
Dimas Technology and Development Center, Forest Service, USDA, (909) 
599-1267, extension 294 or [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Tree-Marking Paint Committee 
comprises representatives from the Forest Service national 
headquarters, each of the nine Forest Service regions, the Forest 
Service San Dimas Technology and Development Center, the National 
Federation of Federal Employees and the Bureau of Land Management. The 
Forest Products Laboratory and the National Institute for Occupational 
Safety and Health are ad hoc members and provide technical advice to 
the committee.
    A field trip will be held on May 15 and is designed to supplement 
information related to tree-marking paint. This trip is open to any 
member of the public participating in the public meeting on May 16-17. 
However, transportation is provided only for committee members.
    The main session of the meeting, which is open to public 
attendance, will be held on May 16-17.

Closed Sessions

    While certain segments of this meeting are open to the public, 
there will be two closed sessions during the meeting. The first closed 
session is planned for approximately 10 a.m. to 12:00 noon on May 16, 
2012. This session is reserved for individual paint manufacturers to 
present products and information about tree-marking paint for 
consideration in future testing and use by the agency. Paint 
manufacturers also may provide comments on tree-marking paint 
specifications or other requirements. This portion of the meeting is 
open only to paint manufacturers, the Committee, and committee staff to 
ensure that trade secrets will not be disclosed to other paint 
manufacturers or to the public. Paint manufacturers wishing to make 
presentations to the Tree-Marking Paint Committee during the closed 
session should contact the committee chairperson at the telephone 
number listed at FOR FURTHER INFORMATION in this notice. The second 
closed session is planned for approximately 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on May 
17, 2012. This session is reserved for Tree-Marking Paint Committee 
members only.
    Any person with special access needs should contact the Chairperson 
to make those accommodations. Space for individuals who are not members 
of the National Tree-Marking Paint Committee is limited and will be 
available to the public on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Dated: March 30, 2012.
Faye L. Krueger,
Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System.
[FR Doc. 2012-8248 Filed 4-4-12; 8:45 am]