Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board Meeting Scheduled for April 13-14 in Oregon

PM Tim Harvey WH&B Advisory Board

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces that the Wild 
Horse and Burro Advisory Board will conduct a meeting on matters 
pertaining to management and protection of wild, free-roaming horses 
and burros on the Nation's public lands.

DATES: The Advisory Board will meet on Wednesday April 13, 2016, from 1 
p.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time (PT) and Thursday April 14, 2016, from 8 
a.m. to 5 p.m. PT. This will be a one and a half day meeting.

ADDRESSES: This Advisory Board meeting will take place in Redmond, 
Oregon, at the Deschutes Fair & Expo, 3800 SW Airport Way, Redmond, OR 
97756, http://expo.deschutes.org/, telephone: 541-548-2711.
    Written comments pertaining to the April 13-14, 2016, Advisory 
Board meeting can be mailed to National Wild Horse and Burro Program, 
WO-260, Attention: Ramona DeLorme, 1340 Financial Boulevard, Reno, NV 
89502-7147, or sent electronically to whbadvisoryboard@blm.gov. Please 
include ``Advisory Board Comment'' in the subject line of the email.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ramona DeLorme, Wild Horse and Burro 
Administrative Assistant, at 775-861-6583. Persons who use a 
telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 to contact the above 
individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours 
a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above 
individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours.

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

I. Advisory Board Public Meeting

Wednesday, April, 13, 2015 (1 p.m.-5 p.m.)

Welcome, Introductions, and Agenda Review
Approval of September 2015 Minutes
BLM Response to Advisory Board Recommendations
Wild Horse and Burro Program Update
Public Comment Period will take place from 3:15-4:45 p.m.

Thursday, September 3, 2015 (8 a.m.-5 p.m.)

Wild Horses and Burro Program Update
Working Group Reports
Advisory Board Discussion and Recommendations to the BLM

    The meeting will be live-streamed. 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 Ms. DeLorme 2 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 at 41 CFR 
101-6.1015(b), require the BLM to publish in the Federal Register 
notice of a public meeting 15 days prior to the meeting date.

II. Public Comment Procedures

    On Wednesday, April 13 at 3:15 p.m. members of the public will have 
the opportunity to make comments to the Board on the Wild Horse and Burro 
Program. Persons wishing to make comments during the meeting should 
register in person with the BLM by 3 p.m. on April 13, 2016, at the 
meeting location. Depending on the number of commenters, the Advisory 
Board may limit the length of comments. At previous meetings, comments 
have been limited to 3 minutes in length; however, this time may vary. 
Speakers are requested to submit a written copy of their statement to 
the address listed in the ADDRESSES section above, email comments to 
whbadvisoryboard@blm.gov, or bring a written copy to the meeting. There 
may be a webcam present during the entire meeting and individual 
comments may be recorded.
    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. The BLM considers comments that are either supported 
by quantitative information or studies or those that include citations 
to and analysis of applicable laws and regulations to be the most 
useful and likely to influence the BLM's decisions on the management 
and protection of wild horses and burros.
    Before including your address, phone number, email 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 in your comment that the BLM withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, the BLM cannot guarantee that it will 
be able to do so.