Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Notice of Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Meeting

Land Management Bureau

Federal Register Volume 77, Number 53 (Monday, March 19, 2012)]
[Pages 16063-16064]
Notice of Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Meeting
AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.
ACTION: Notice.
SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces that the Wild 
Horse and Burro Advisory Board will conduct a meeting on matters 
pertaining to management and protection of wild, free-roaming horses 
and burros on the Nation's public lands.
DATES: The Advisory Board will meet on Monday, April 23, 2012 from 1:30 
p.m. until 5 p.m. and on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 from 8 a.m. until 5 
p.m., local time. This will be a one and a half day meeting.
ADDRESSES: This Advisory Board meeting will take place in Reno, Nevada 
at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, 2500 East 2nd Street, Reno, 
Nevada 89595. The hotel phone number for reservations is 775-789-2129 
or 800-648-5080.
    Written comments pertaining to the April 23-24, 2012 Advisory Board 
meeting can be mailed to National Wild Horse and Burro Program,WO-260, 
Attention: Ramona DeLorme, 1340 Financial Boulevard, Reno, Nevada, 
89502-7147, or sent electronically to the BLM through the Wild Horse 
and Burro Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/whbprogram/recent_news_and_information/enhanced_feedback_form.html.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ramona DeLorme, Wild Horse and Burro 
Administrative Assistant, at 775-861-6583. Persons who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the above 
individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours 
a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above 
individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board 
advises the Secretary of the Interior, the BLM Director, the Secretary 
of Agriculture, and the Chief of the Forest Service on matters 
pertaining to the management and protection of wild, free-roaming 
horses and burros on the Nation's public lands. The Wild Horse and 
Burro Advisory Board operates under the authority of 43 CFR 1784. The 
tentative agenda for the two day event is:
I. Advisory Board Public Meeting
Monday, April 23, 2012 (1:30 p.m.-5 p.m.)
1:30 p.m. Welcome and Introductions
    Call to order
    Assistant Director's Welcome
    Nevada State Director's Welcome
    Program Overview
2:30 p.m. Old Business
    Approval of October 2011 Minutes
    October 2011 Meeting follow up and responses to Recommendations
3 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Old Business cont'd
    October 2011 Meeting follow up and responses, cont'd
5 p.m. Adjourn
Tuesday, April 24, 2011 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.)
8 a.m. Old Business cont'd, Updates
    Director's Challenge
    Wild Horse and Burro Strategy and FY 2005-2010 Report to Congress     Research
9:30 a.m. Break
    Comprehensive Animal Welfare Program Litigation
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Public Comment period
Lunch (12 p.m.-1 p.m.)
1 p.m. New Business
    Sage Grouse Planning Strategy
    Advisory Board Charter/Standard Operating Procedures/By-Laws
2:45 p.m. Break
3 p.m. Board Recommendations
4:30 a.m. Recap/Summary/Next Meeting/Date/Site
5 p.m. Adjourn
    The meeting site is accessible to individuals with disabilities. An 
individual with a disability needing an auxiliary aid or service to 
participate in the meeting, such as an interpreting service, assistive 
listening device, or materials in an alternate format, must notify Ms. 
DeLorme two weeks before the scheduled meeting date. Although the BLM 
will attempt to meet a request received after that date, the requested 
auxiliary aid or service may not be available because of insufficient 
time to arrange it.
    The Federal Advisory Committee Management Regulations at 41 CFR 
101-6.1015(b), requires BLM to publish in the Federal Register notice 
of a public meeting 15 days prior to the meeting date.
II. Public Comment Procedures
    On Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 10:45 a.m. members of the public will 
have the opportunity to make comments to the Board on the Wild Horse 
and Burro Program. Persons wishing to make comments during the Tuesday 
meeting should register in person with the BLM by 10 a.m. on April 24, 
2012, at the meeting location. Depending on the number of commenters, 
the Advisory Board may limit the length of comments. At previous 
meetings, comments have been limited to three minutes in length; 
however, this time may vary. Commenters should address the specific 
wild horse and burro-related topics listed on the agenda. Speakers are 
requested to submit a written copy of their statement to the address 
listed in the ADDRESSES section above or bring a written copy to the 
meeting. There may be a webcam present during the entire meeting and 
individual comments may be recorded.
    Participation in the Advisory Board meeting is not a prerequisite 
for submission of written comments. The BLM invites written comments 
from all interested parties. Your written comments should be specific 
and explain the reason for any recommendation. The BLM appreciates any 
and all comments. The BLM considers comments that are either supported 
by quantitative information or studies or those that include citations 
to and analysis of applicable laws and regulations to be the most 
useful and likely to influence BLM's decisions on the management and 
protection of wild horses and burros.
    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be 
aware that your entire comment--including your personal identifying 
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask us in your comment
to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, 
we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

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