[Federal Register: October 25, 2006 (Volume 71, Number 206)]
[Page 62484]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]



Office of the Secretary; Renewal of Trinity River Adaptive 
Management Working Group

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of renewal.


SUMMARY: We are publishing this notice in accordance with the 
requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The 
Secretary of the Interior, after consultation with the General Services 
Administration, hereby renews the Trinity River Adaptive Management 
Working Group (Working Group) for 2 years. The Working Group provides 
recommendations on all aspects of the implementation of the Trinity 
River Restoration Program and affords stakeholders the opportunity to 
give policy, management, and technical input concerning Trinity River 
restoration efforts.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Randy Brown, Fish and Wildlife 
Service, 1655 Heindon Road, Arcata, CA 95521, 707-822-7201.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Working Group conducts its operations in 
accordance with the provisions of FACA (5 U.S.C. App.). It reports to 
the Trinity River Management Council and functions solely as an 
advisory body. The Working Group provides recommendations and advice to 
the Trinity Management Council on: (1) The effectiveness of management 
actions in achieving restoration goals and alternative hypotheses 
(methods and strategies) for study, (2) the priority for restoration 
projects, (3) funding priorities, and (4) other components of the 
Trinity River Restoration Program.
    Working Group members represent the varied interests associated 
with the Trinity River Restoration Program. Members are selected from, 
but not limited to, Trinity County residents, recreational and 
commercial fishermen, commercial and recreational boaters, power/
utility companies, agricultural water users, private and commercial 
timber producers, ranchers and people with grazing rights/permits, 
tribes, environmental organizations, and Federal, State, and local 
agencies with responsibilities in the Trinity River Basin. Members must 
be senior representatives of their respective constituent groups with 
knowledge of the Trinity River Restoration Program, including the 
Adaptive Environmental Assessment and Management Program.
    Fifteen days after publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register, we will file a copy of the Working Group's charter with the 
Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration; 
Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate; 
Committee on Resources, United States House of Representatives; and the 
Library of Congress.


    I hereby certify that the Trinity River Adaptive Management Working 
Group is necessary and is in the public interest in connection with the 
performance of duties imposed on the Department of the Interior by 
Public Laws 84-386 and 96-335 (Trinity River Stream Rectification Act), 
98-541 and 104-143 (Trinity River Basin Fish and Wildlife Management 
Act of 1984, and 102-575 (The Central Valley Improvement Act). The 
Working Group will assist the Department of the Interior by providing 
advice and recommendations on all aspects of implementation of the 
Trinity River Restoration Program.

    Dated: October 17, 2006.
Dirk Kempthorne,
Secretary of the Interior.
 [FR Doc. E6-17831 Filed 10-24-06; 8:45 am]