Notice of Public Meetings for the Steens Mountain Advisory Council, 5850 [E9-2171]

Download as PDF 5850 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 20 / Monday, February 2, 2009 / Notices Management of the Districts for the next 15 years will focus on: (1) Continuing current habitat management activities, but on a greater acreage; (2) increased monitoring of habitat and wildlife; and (3) expanding and improving the quality of visitor services. Dated: December 14, 2008. Charles M. Wooley, Acting Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Fort Snelling, Minnesota. [FR Doc. E9–2173 Filed 1–30–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLORB06000.L10200000. PI0000.L.X.SS.021H0000; HAG–09–0069] Notice of Public Meetings for the Steens Mountain Advisory Council dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meetings. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Act of 2000, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Steens Mountain Advisory Council will meet as indicated below. DATES AND ADDRESSES: The Steens Mountain Advisory Council will meet at the Bureau of Land Management, Burns District Office, 28910 Highway 20 West, Hines, Oregon, 97738, on February 12 and 13, 2009; April 9 and 10, 2009; and December 3 and 4, 2009. A meeting in Bend, Oregon, at the Comfort Inn and Suites, 62065 SE 27th Street, will be held June 4 and 5, 2009, and a meeting September 3 and 4, 2009, will be held at the Frenchglen School, Frenchglen, Oregon. All meeting sessions will begin at 8 a.m. local time, and will end at approximately 4:30 p.m., local time. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Steens Mountain Advisory Council was appointed by the Secretary of the Interior on August 14, 2001, pursuant to the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Act of 2000 (Pub. L. 106–399) and re-chartered in August 2005 and again in August 2007. The Steens Mountain Advisory Council’s purpose is to provide representative counsel and advice to the Bureau of Land Management regarding new and unique approaches to management of the land within the bounds of the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:03 Jan 30, 2009 Jkt 217001 Area; cooperative programs and incentives for landscape management that meet human needs, maintain and improve the ecological and economic integrity of the area; and preparation and implementation of a management plan for the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area. Topics to be discussed by the Steens Mountain Advisory Council at these meetings include the Steens Mountain Comprehensive Recreation Plan; North Steens Ecosystem Restoration Project implementation; Science Strategy; South Steens Water Development Project Environmental Assessment; easements and acquisitions; In-holder Access Environmental Assessment; and categories of interest such as wildlife, special designated areas, partnerships/ programs, cultural resources, education/ interpretation, volunteer-based information, adaptive management and socioeconomics; and other matters that may reasonably come before the Steens Mountain Advisory Council. All meetings are open to the public in their entirety. Information to be distributed to the Steens Mountain Advisory Council is requested prior to the start of each Steens Mountain Advisory Council meeting. Public comment is generally scheduled for 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., local time, both days of each meeting session. The amount of time scheduled for public presentations and meeting times may be extended when the authorized representative considers it necessary to accommodate all who seek to be heard regarding matters on the agenda. Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act management regulations (41 CFR 102–3.15(b)), in exceptional circumstances an agency may give less than 15 days notice of committee meeting notices published in the Federal Register. In this case, this notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting due to the urgent need to meet legal requirements for completion of the Steens Mountain Travel Management Plan/Environmental Assessment. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christi Courtemanche, Bureau of Land Management, Burns District Office, 28910 Highway 20 West, Hines, Oregon, 97738 (541) 573–4541 or Christi_Courtemanche@blm.gov. Dated: January 26, 2009. Brendan Cain, District Manager. [FR Doc. 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In the early 1900s, cultural items were collected by the Fred Harvey Company and donated to the Heard Museum by the Fred Harvey Corporation in 1978. The five cultural items are one lot of three ceramic jars with mesh sleeves and two canvas pouches which are part of an altar setting (635P); one lot of a white stone mountain lion fetish and hide medicine pouch (1458CI); one lot of three stone fetishes and a hide pouch (1692CI); one stone fetish used by Zuni medicine societies, circa 1934 (1704CI); and one lot that consists of a Pueblo II period ceramic paint jar, hide pouch, ceramic bowl, and 16 peyote fetishes, circa 1900 (1746CI). In 1975, two cultural items were donated to the Heard Museum by Mr. C.G. Wallace. The two cultural items consist of a stone fetish (NA-SW-ZU-F– 92) and a carved horn fetish or container (NA-SW-ZU-F–93). In 1974, two cultural items were donated to the Heard Museum by Woodar’s Indian Arts. The two cultural items are a pair of wrapped feathers (NA-SW-ZU-I–3a,b) and a feather fetish (NA-SW-ZU-I–4). The cultural items are associated with the Zuni medicine society. On March 15, 1996, and October 17, 2008, representatives of the Zuni Tribe of the Zuni Reservation, New Mexico consulted with museum staff, examined the collections and determined that the above-described objects were sacred objects needed by Zuni religious leaders for the practice of traditional Native American religion, and eligible for repatriation under NAGPRA. E:\FR\FM\02FEN1.SGM 02FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 20 (Monday, February 2, 2009)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLORB06000.L10200000.PI0000.L.X.SS.021H0000; HAG-09-0069]


Notice of Public Meetings for the Steens Mountain Advisory 
Council

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice of public meetings.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management 
and Protection Act of 2000, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, 
and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of 
the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Steens Mountain Advisory 
Council will meet as indicated below.

DATES AND ADDRESSES: The Steens Mountain Advisory Council will meet at 
the Bureau of Land Management, Burns District Office, 28910 Highway 20 
West, Hines, Oregon, 97738, on February 12 and 13, 2009; April 9 and 
10, 2009; and December 3 and 4, 2009. A meeting in Bend, Oregon, at the 
Comfort Inn and Suites, 62065 SE 27th Street, will be held June 4 and 
5, 2009, and a meeting September 3 and 4, 2009, will be held at the 
Frenchglen School, Frenchglen, Oregon. All meeting sessions will begin 
at 8 a.m. local time, and will end at approximately 4:30 p.m., local 
time.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Steens Mountain Advisory Council was 
appointed by the Secretary of the Interior on August 14, 2001, pursuant 
to the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Act of 
2000 (Pub. L. 106-399) and re-chartered in August 2005 and again in 
August 2007. The Steens Mountain Advisory Council's purpose is to 
provide representative counsel and advice to the Bureau of Land 
Management regarding new and unique approaches to management of the 
land within the bounds of the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management 
and Protection Area; cooperative programs and incentives for landscape 
management that meet human needs, maintain and improve the ecological 
and economic integrity of the area; and preparation and implementation 
of a management plan for the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and 
Protection Area.
    Topics to be discussed by the Steens Mountain Advisory Council at 
these meetings include the Steens Mountain Comprehensive Recreation 
Plan; North Steens Ecosystem Restoration Project implementation; 
Science Strategy; South Steens Water Development Project Environmental 
Assessment; easements and acquisitions; In-holder Access Environmental 
Assessment; and categories of interest such as wildlife, special 
designated areas, partnerships/programs, cultural resources, education/
interpretation, volunteer-based information, adaptive management and 
socioeconomics; and other matters that may reasonably come before the 
Steens Mountain Advisory Council.
    All meetings are open to the public in their entirety. Information 
to be distributed to the Steens Mountain Advisory Council is requested 
prior to the start of each Steens Mountain Advisory Council meeting. 
Public comment is generally scheduled for 11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., local 
time, both days of each meeting session. The amount of time scheduled 
for public presentations and meeting times may be extended when the 
authorized representative considers it necessary to accommodate all who 
seek to be heard regarding matters on the agenda.
    Under the Federal Advisory Committee Act management regulations (41 
CFR 102-3.15(b)), in exceptional circumstances an agency may give less 
than 15 days notice of committee meeting notices published in the 
Federal Register. In this case, this notice is being published less 
than 15 days prior to the meeting due to the urgent need to meet legal 
requirements for completion of the Steens Mountain Travel Management 
Plan/Environmental Assessment.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christi Courtemanche, Bureau of Land 
Management, Burns District Office, 28910 Highway 20 West, Hines, 
Oregon, 97738 (541) 573-4541 or Christi_Courtemanche@blm.gov.

    Dated: January 26, 2009.
Brendan Cain,
District Manager.
[FR Doc. E9-2171 Filed 1-30-09; 8:45 am]
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