Solicitation of Input From Stakeholders Regarding the U.S. Sheep Experiment Station in Dubois, Idaho, 44383-44384 [2014-18027]

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AGENCY: The United States Department of Agriculture announces two (2) virtual listening sessions on the research activities conducted at the U.S. Sheep SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1 wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 44384 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 147 / Thursday, July 31, 2014 / Notices Experiment Station (USSES) in Dubois, Idaho. DATES: Agricultural Research Service will hold two (2) virtual listening sessions on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, to collect stakeholder input. All comments not otherwise presented or submitted for the record at the virtual listening sessions must be submitted by close of business Thursday, August 14, 2014, to the mailing address or email below. ADDRESSES: The listening sessions will take place virtually at the AT&T Meeting Rooms below. Please follow the pre-registration instructions to ensure your participation in the listening session of your choice. Call-In instructions for Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time: Web Preregistration: Participants may preregister for this teleconference at http://emsp.intellor.com?p=416251&do =register&t=8. Once the participant registers, a confirmation page will display dial-in numbers and a unique PIN, and the participant will also receive an email confirmation of this information. Call-In instructions for Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time: Web Preregistration: Participants may preregister for this teleconference at http://emsp.intellor.com?p=416252& do=register&t=8. Once the participant registers, a confirmation page will display dial-in numbers and a unique PIN, and the participant will also receive an email confirmation of this information. You may submit comments to at: Agricultural Research Service, Jamie L. Whitten Building, Room 302A, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250, or via email at USSES@ars.usda.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael Arnold, Budget Director, or Ms. Colette Wood, Program Analyst, Agricultural Research Service; telephone (202) 720–4421; fax: (202) 720–5427; or email: michael.arnold@ ars.usda.gov or colette.wood@ ars.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time and Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, virtual listening sessions will be conducted for any interested Agricultural Research Service stakeholders and/or any interested parties, to hear your support, concerns, or opinions on the research activities at the USSES. ARS plans to VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:56 Jul 30, 2014 Jkt 232001 consider stakeholder input received from this meeting as well as other written comments and stakeholder input in developing an appropriate course of action for USSES in Dubois, Idaho. These virtual listening sessions are open to the public and any interested individuals wishing to attend. Opportunity for public comment will be offered each day of the virtual listening session. Written comments by attendees or other interested stakeholders will be welcomed for the public record before and up to one week following the virtual listening sessions (by close of business Thursday, August 14, 2014). All statements will become a part of the official record of the Agricultural Research Service and will be kept on file for public review in the Office of the Administrator. Coordinator, Intermountain Region, 324 25th Street, Ogden, UT 84401 and phone (801) 625–5146. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The administrative procedures at 36 CFR parts 214, 219, and 218 require the Forest Service to publish notices in a newspaper of general circulation. The content of the notices is specified in 36 CFR parts 214, 219 and 218. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 147 (Thursday, July 31, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44383-44384]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-18027]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Agricultural Research Service


Solicitation of Input From Stakeholders Regarding the U.S. Sheep 
Experiment Station in Dubois, Idaho

AGENCY: Agricultural Research Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of virtual listening sessions and request for 
stakeholder input.

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SUMMARY: The United States Department of Agriculture announces two (2) 
virtual listening sessions on the research activities conducted at the 
U.S. Sheep

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Experiment Station (USSES) in Dubois, Idaho.

DATES: Agricultural Research Service will hold two (2) virtual 
listening sessions on Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern 
Time, and Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, to 
collect stakeholder input. All comments not otherwise presented or 
submitted for the record at the virtual listening sessions must be 
submitted by close of business Thursday, August 14, 2014, to the 
mailing address or email below.

ADDRESSES: The listening sessions will take place virtually at the AT&T 
Meeting Rooms below. Please follow the pre-registration instructions to 
ensure your participation in the listening session of your choice.
    Call-In instructions for Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. 
Eastern Time:
    Web Preregistration: Participants may preregister for this 
teleconference at http://emsp.intellor.com?p=416251&do=register&t=8. 
Once the participant registers, a confirmation page will display dial-
in numbers and a unique PIN, and the participant will also receive an 
email confirmation of this information.
    Call-In instructions for Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. 
Eastern Time:
    Web Preregistration: Participants may preregister for this 
teleconference at http://emsp.intellor.com?p=416252&do=register&t=8. 
Once the participant registers, a confirmation page will display dial-
in numbers and a unique PIN, and the participant will also receive an 
email confirmation of this information.
    You may submit comments to at: Agricultural Research Service, Jamie 
L. Whitten Building, Room 302A, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20250, or via email at USSES@ars.usda.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Michael Arnold, Budget Director, 
or Ms. Colette Wood, Program Analyst, Agricultural Research Service; 
telephone (202) 720-4421; fax: (202) 720-5427; or email: 
michael.arnold@ars.usda.gov or colette.wood@ars.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. 
Eastern Time and Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time, 
virtual listening sessions will be conducted for any interested 
Agricultural Research Service stakeholders and/or any interested 
parties, to hear your support, concerns, or opinions on the research 
activities at the USSES. ARS plans to consider stakeholder input 
received from this meeting as well as other written comments and 
stakeholder input in developing an appropriate course of action for 
USSES in Dubois, Idaho.
    These virtual listening sessions are open to the public and any 
interested individuals wishing to attend.
    Opportunity for public comment will be offered each day of the 
virtual listening session. Written comments by attendees or other 
interested stakeholders will be welcomed for the public record before 
and up to one week following the virtual listening sessions (by close 
of business Thursday, August 14, 2014). All statements will become a 
part of the official record of the Agricultural Research Service and 
will be kept on file for public review in the Office of the 
Administrator.

    Done at Washington, DC, this 22nd day of July 2014.

Chavonda Jacobs-Young,
Administrator, Agricultural Research Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-18027 Filed 7-30-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-03-P