[Federal Register: January 29, 1999 (Volume 64, Number 19)]

[Proposed Rules]               

[Page 4604-4605]

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Forest Service

36 CFR Part 242


Fish and Wildlife Service

50 CFR Part 100


Alaska Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Council Meetings; 

Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA; Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Regional Advisory Council meetings.


SUMMARY: The Federal Subsistence Board announces the winter Regional 

Council meetings identified above. You are invited to attend and 

observe meeting proceedings. In addition, you are invited to provide 

oral testimony to the Councils on proposals to change Subsistence 

Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska for the 1999-2000 

regulatory year as set forth in a proposed rule on August 17, 1998 (63 

FR 43990-44032). We distributed a booklet of proposed regulation 

changes by mail on November 13, 1998.

    The following agenda items will be discussed at each Regional 

Council meeting: Introduction of Regional Council members and guests; 

Old business; New business: Member recruitment and Review and 

development of recommendations on proposals to change Subsistence 

Management Regulations (1999-2000) for Public Lands in Alaska.

DATES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for meeting dates.

ADDRESSES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for meeting locations.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chair, Federal Subsistence Board, c/o 

Thomas H. Boyd, Office of Subsistence Management, U.S. Fish and 

Wildlife Service, 1011 E. Tudor Road, Anchorage, Alaska 99503; 

telephone (907) 786-3888. For questions related to subsistence 

management issues on National Forest Service lands, inquiries may also 

be directed to Ken Thompson, Regional Subsistence Program Manager, 

USDA, Forest Service, Alaska Region, (907) 271-2540.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regional Council meetings--The Federal 

Subsistence Board announces the forthcoming public meetings of the 

Federal Subsistence Regional Advisory Councils. The Regional Councils 

will meet in the following Alaska locations, and begin on the specified 


Region 1 (Southeast)--Sitka--Feb. 11, 1999

Region 2 (Southcentral)--Anchorage--Mar. 23, 1999

Region 3 (Kodiak/Aleutians)--Port Lions--Feb. 24, 1999

Region 4 (Bristol Bay)--Dillingham--Mar. 23, 1999

Region 5 (Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta)--Alakanuk--Mar. 2, 1999

Region 6 (Western Interior)--Galena--Mar. 9, 1999

Region 7 (Seward Peninsula)--Nome--Mar. 4, 1999

Region 8 (Northwest Arctic)--Kiana--Mar. 2, 1999

Region 9 (Eastern Interior)--Delta Junction--Feb. 27, 1999

Region 10 (North Slope)--Barrow--Feb. 23, 1999

    We will publish a notice of specific times and meeting locations in 

local and statewide newspapers prior to the meetings. We may need to 

change locations and dates based on weather or local circumstances. 

Length of the Regional Council meetings will be determined by the 

amount of work on each Regional Council's agenda.

    The Regional Councils were established in accordance with Section 

805 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, Pub. L. 96-

487, and Subsistence Management Regulations for Public Lands in Alaska,

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36 CFR Part 242 and 50 CFR Part 100, Subparts A, B, and C (57 FR 22940-

22964). The Regional Councils advise the Federal Government on all 

matters related to the subsistence taking of fish and wildlife on 

public lands in Alaska and operate in accordance with provisions of the 

Federal Advisory Committee Act.

    The identified Regional Council meetings will be open to the 

public. You are invited to attend these meetings, observe the 

proceedings, and provide comments to the Regional Councils.

    Dated: January 20, 1999.

Ken Thompson,

Acting Regional Forester, USDA-Forest Service.

    Dated: January 19, 1999.

Thomas H. Boyd,

Acting Chair, Federal Subsistence Board.

[FR Doc. 99-2102 Filed 1-28-99; 8:45 am]

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