[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 197 (Wednesday, October 12, 2016)]
[Pages 70386-70387]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-24651]



Forest Service

Forestry Research Advisory Council

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: The Forestry Research Advisory Council (FRAC) will meet in 
Washington, DC. The Council is required by Section 1441 of the 
Agriculture and Food Act of 1981 (Act) and operates in compliance with 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). Additional information 
concerning FRAC can be found by visiting the FRAC's Web site at: http://www.fs.fed.us/research/about/forestry-research-council/.

DATES: The meeting will be held on the following dates and time:

 Wednesday, October 12, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
 Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

    All FRAC meetings are subject to cancellation. For updated status 
of the meeting prior to attendance, please contact the person listed 

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the USDA Forest Service, Yates 
Building, Leopold Conference Room (2SE01), 201 14th Street SW., 
Washington, DC.
    Written comments may be submitted as described under SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION. All comments, including names and addresses, when 
provided, are placed in the record and available for public inspection 
and copying. The public may inspect comments received at the USDA 
Forest Service--Washington Office. Please call ahead at 202-205-1724 to 
facilitate entry into the building.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tracy C. Hancock, Designated Federal 
Officer, USDA Forest Service, Office of the Deputy Chief for Research 
and Development by phone at 202-205-1724, or by email at 
[email protected].
    Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 
between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through 

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting is to:
    1. Discuss current and emerging forestry and natural resource 
research issues;
    2. Provide a presentation and discussion on budget outlooks and 
program priorities of the US Forest Service Research and Development, 
and USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, including the 
McIntire-Stennis Cooperative Forestry Research Program; and
    3. Discuss anticipated matters that may include USDA engagement in 
natural resource-related STEM research and education, partnerships with 
other agencies, interdisciplinary research,

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research in urban forestry, wood products development, and landscape-
scale forest management.
    The meeting is open to the public. The Council discussion is 
limited to the Forest Service, National Institute of Food and 
Agriculture staff and Council members; however, persons who wish to 
bring forestry research related matters to the attention of the Council 
may file written statements with the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) 
before or after the meeting.
    Written comments must be sent to Tracy C. Hancock, Designated 
Federal Officer, Forestry Research Advisory Council, USDA Forest 
Service, Office of Research and Development, Knowledge Management & 
Communication Staff, 201 14th Street SW., Room-2 Central, Washington, 
DC 20250; by email to [email protected], or via fascimile to 202-401-
1189 by October 5, 2016.
    Meeting Accommodations: If you require sign language interpreting, 
assistive listening devices or other reasonable accommodation, please 
request this in advance of the meeting by contacting the person listed 
in the section titled FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. All reasonable 
accommodations requests are managed on a case-by-case basis.

    Dated: September 26, 2016.
Carlos Rodriguez-Franco,
Acting Deputy Chief, Research and Development.
[FR Doc. 2016-24651 Filed 10-11-16; 8:45 am]