[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 65 (Thursday, April 4, 2013)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-07783]

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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 
Awendaw, SC on May 21-23, 2013. The purpose of the meeting is to 
discuss 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 21- 23, 2013, from 0800 to 1700.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Sewee Education Center, 
Francis Marion National Forest, 5821 Highway 17 North, Awendaw, SC. 
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 dhaston@fs.fed.us.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Haston, Sr. Project Leader, San 
Dimas Technology and Development Center, Forest Service, USDA, (909) 
599-1267, extension 294 or dhaston@fs.fed.us.

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 21 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 22-23. 
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 22-23.

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 1000 to 1200 on May 22, 2013. 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 CONTACT in this notice. The second closed session is 
planned for approximately 0900 to 1100 on May 23, 2013. 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 26, 2013.
Calvin Joyner,
Associate Deputy Chief, NFS.
[FR Doc. 2013-07783 Filed 4-3-13; 8:45 am]