Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board; Meeting

Summary:

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces that the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board (Board) will be conducting a public workshop and meeting on the BLM's management of wild horses and burros. This will be a two day event. Monday, June 14, 2010, will be devoted to providing the public with a unique opportunity to provide input and feedback on the Secretary's Initiative. Tuesday, June 15, 2010, the Board will reconvene for a regular meeting.

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Dates:

The Advisory Board will host a public workshop on Monday, June 14, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and conduct its regular meeting on Tuesday, June 15, 2010 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., local time.

Addresses:

This Public Workshop and Advisory Board meeting will take place in Denver, Colorado at the Magnolia Hotel, 818 17th Street, Denver, Colorado, 80202. Their phone number for reservations is 303-607-9000.

Written comments pertaining to the June 15, 2010 Advisory Board meeting can be sent to the Bureau of Land Management electronically by accessing the Wild Horse and Burro Web site at:http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/wild_horse_and_burro/wh_b_contact_us/enhanced_feedback_form.html). Or comments can be mailed to the National Wild Horse and Burro Program, WO-260, Attention: Ramona DeLorme, 1340 Financial Boulevard, Reno, Nevada, 89502-7147. Written comments pertaining to the Advisory Board meeting should be submitted no later than close of business June 7, 2010.

For further information contact:

Ramona DeLorme, Wild Horse and Burro Administrative Assistant, at 775-861-6583. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may reach Ms. DeLorme at any time by calling the Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

Supplementary information:

Under the authority of 43 CFR part 1784, the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board advises the Secretary of the Interior, the Director of the BLM, the Secretary of Agriculture, and the Chief of the Forest Service, on matters pertaining to management and protection of wild, free-roaming horses and burros on the Nation's public lands. The tentative agenda for the two day event is:

I. Advisory Board Public Workshop

Monday, June 14, 2010 (8 a.m.-4 p.m.)

8 a.m.—Open Workshop Introduce Board Members

8:15 a.m.—Meeting Format and Guidelines

8:30 a.m.—Introduction of Secretary's Initiative

Break—(8:50 a.m.-9 a.m.)

9 a.m.—Treasured Herds

Break—(9:50 a.m.-10:10 a.m.)

10:10 a.m.—Preserves

Break—(9:50 a.m.-11:15 a.m.)

11:15 a.m.—Sustainable Herds

Lunch—(12:05 p.m.-1:30 p.m.)

1:30 p.m.—Adoptions

Break—(2:20 p.m.-2:45 p.m.)

2:45 p.m.—Animal Welfare

3:35 p.m.—Process-Related Feedback

4 p.m.—Adjourn

II. Public Meeting

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.)

8 a.m.—Call to Order Introductions

8:15 a.m.—Old Business

Approval of December 7, 2009 Minutes

Response to Recommendations

9 a.m.—Program Updates

Gathers

Adoptions

Budget

Facility and Pipeline Reports

Break—(9:45 a.m.-10 a.m.)

10 a.m.—Program Updates (continued)

Lunch—(11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.)

1 p.m.—New Business

Break—(2:45 p.m.-3 p.m.)

3 p.m.—Public Comments

4 p.m.—Board Recommendations

4:45 p.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 the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 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 [41 CFR 101-6.1015(b),] require BLM to publish in the Federal Register notice of a meeting 15 days prior to the meeting date.

III. Public Comment Procedures

On Monday, June 14, 2010, members of the public will have an opportunity for participation throughout the day. On Tuesday, June 15, 2010, the public may make oral statements to the Advisory Board at the appropriate point in the agenda. This opportunity is anticipated to occur at 3 p.m., local time. Persons wishing to make statements during the Tuesday meeting should register with the BLM by noon on June 15, 2010 at the meeting location. Depending on the number of speakers, the Advisory Board may limit the length of presentations. At previous meetings, presentations have been limited to three minutes in length, however this time may vary. Speakers should address the specific wild horse and burro-related topics listed on the agenda. Speakers must submit a written copy of their statement to the address listed in the ADDRESSES section or bring a written copy to the meeting.

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, but those most useful and likely to influence decisions on management and protection of wild horses and burros are those that are either supported by quantitative information or studies or those that include citations to and analysis of applicable laws and regulations. Except for comments provided in electronic format, speakers should submit two copies of their written comments where feasible. The BLM will not necessarily consider comments received after the time indicated under the DATES section or at locations other than that listed in the ADDRESSES section.

In the event there is a request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for a copy of your comments, the BLM will make them available in their entirety, including your name and address. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail 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. The BLM will release all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, in their entirety, including names and addresses.

Edwin L. Roberson,

Assistant Director, Renewable Resources and Planning.

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