[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 200 (Tuesday, October 16, 2012)]
[Page 63326]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-25402]

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Office of the Secretary

Wildland Fire Executive Council Meeting Schedule

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


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: The next meeting will be held on November 2, 2012.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 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: Shari Eckhoff, Designated Federal 
Officer, 300 E. Mallard Drive, Suite 170, Boise, Idaho 83706; telephone 
(208) 334-1552; fax (208) 334-1549; or email [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. 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 
Shari Eckhoff (Designated Federal Officer) at [email protected] or (208) 334-1552 or 300 E. Mallard Drive, Suite 
170, Boise Idaho, 83706-6648.
    Meeting Agenda: The 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 which will be scheduled for 11:30 on 
each agenda; (9) and closing remarks. Participation is open to the 
    Public Input: All WFEC meetings are open to the public. Members of 
the public who wish to participate must notify Shari Eckhoff at [email protected] no later than the Friday preceding the meeting. 
Those who are not committee members and wish to present oral statements 
or obtain information should contact Shari Eckhoff via email no later 
than the Friday 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 emailed or 
submitted by U.S. Mail to: Department of the Interior, Office of the 
Secretary, Office of Wildland Fire, Attention: Shari Eckhoff, 300 E. 
Mallard Drive, Suite 170, Boise, Idaho 83706-6648. WFEC requests that 
written comments be received by the Friday 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. Eckhoff 
at (202) 527-0133 at least seven calendar days prior to the meeting.

    Dated: October 5, 2012.
Shari Eckhoff,
Designated Federal Officer.
[FR Doc. 2012-25402 Filed 10-15-12; 8:45 am]