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6534 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 26 / Wednesday, February 8, 2012 / Notices • Mail: Yanira Sanabria, Financial Specialist, USDA, FSA, FMD, STOP 0581, 1400 Independence Ave. SW., Washington, DC 20250–0581. • Email: yanira.sanabria@wdc.usda. gov. • Fax: (202) 245–4785. You may also send comments to the Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Copies of the information collection may be requested by contacting Yanira Sanabria at the above address. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Yanira Sanabria, Financial Specialist, Farm Service Agency (202) 772–6032. Persons with disabilities who require alternative mean for communication (Braille, large print, audio tape, etc.) should contact the USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720–2600 (Voice and TDD). tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: CCC–36, ‘‘Assignment of Payment’’, CCC–37, ‘‘Joint Payment Authorization’’, CCC–251, ‘‘Notice of Assignment’’, and CCC–252, ‘‘Instrument of Assignment.’’ OMB Control Number: 0560–0183. Expiration Date of Approval: July 31, 2012. Type of Request: Revision and extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: FSA and CCC are requesting an extension of the currently approved information collection for Forms CCC– 36, ‘‘Assignment of Payment’’, CCC–37, ‘‘Joint Payment Authorization’’, CCC– 251, ‘‘Notice of Assignment’’, and CCC– 252, ‘‘Instrument of Assignment’’. The Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act (16 USC 590h(g)) authorizes producers to assign FSA conservation program payments in accordance with regulations issued by the Secretary. The Assignment of Payments regulation at 7 CFR Part 1404 requires that any such assignment be signed by both the assignor and the assignee. The Agricultural Act of 1949, as amended, extends that authority to CCC programs, including rice, feed grains, cotton, and wheat. There are no regulations governing joint payments, but this service is offered as a result of public requests for this type of payment option. The burden hours have increased due to more producers participating in new Disaster Programs in the past few years. They are Livestock Indemnity Program, Livestock Forage Disaster Assistance Program, Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payment (SURE), Tree Assistance Program, Emergency VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:54 Feb 07, 2012 Jkt 226001 Assistance for Livestock Honeybee and Farm-Raised Fish Program. Estimate of Respondent Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 10 minutes per response for each form of CCC–36, CCC–37, and CCC–251, and 5 minutes per response for CCC–252. Respondents: Producers participating in FSA or CCC programs. Estimated Number of Respondents: 170,430 for CCC–36; 40,496 for CCC–37, 450 for CCC–251 and 450 for CCC–252. Estimated Annual Number of Forms per person: 1. Estimated Total Annual Responses: 211,826. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 35,266. We are requesting comments on all aspects of this information collection and to help us to: (1) Determine whether the continued collection of information is still necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the FSA, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Assess the accuracy of the FSA’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All comments received in response to this notice, including names and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. Comments will be summarized and included in the submission for the Office of Management and Budget approval. Signed on February 3, 2012. Bruce Nelson, Administrator, Farm Service Agency, and Executive Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation. [FR Doc. 2012–2861 Filed 2–7–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P Forest Service Malheur National Forest; Oregon; Summit Logan Grazing Authorization Project PO 00000 Forest Service, USDA. Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 The USDA Forest Service will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) to disclose environmental effects to authorize livestock grazing on all or portions of the Lake Creek, Logan Valley, McCoy Creek and Summit Prairie allotments. These allotments are within the Upper Malheur River and Upper North Fork Malheur River watersheds. The Summit Logan Grazing Authorization Project area is located south and west of Prairie City, Oregon and encompasses approximately 40,272 acres of National Forest System Lands administered by the Prairie City Ranger District, Malheur National Forest. DATES: Comments concerning the scope of the analysis must be received by March 9, 2012. The draft environmental impact statement is expected June 2012 and the final environmental impact statement is expected September 2012. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to the Randall Gould, District Ranger, Prairie City Ranger District, 327 SW Front Street, P.O. Box 337, Prairie City, OR 97869. Comments may also be sent via email to commentspacificnorthwest-malheurprairiecity@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to (541) 820–4844. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Falk, Environmental Coordinator, Malheur National Forest, 327 Front Street, P.O. Box 337, Prairie City, Oregon 97869. Telephone: (541) 820– 3890, email: rfalk@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1 (800) 877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Purpose and Need for Action The purpose of this project is to authorize livestock grazing on the Lake Creek, Logan Valley, McCoy Creek and Summit Prairie allotments, meeting the requirements of the Rescission Act, and to improve resource conditions for aquatic habitat. Proposed Action DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AGENCY: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement. ACTION: Sfmt 4703 The proposed action allows grazing in the Lake Creek, Logan Valley, McCoy Creek and Summit Prairie Allotments while allowing recovery of vegetation and hardwoods in riparian areas. Allotment boundaries and pastures would be adjusted to facilitate more efficient allotment management requiring new fence construction, E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 26 / Wednesday, February 8, 2012 / Notices existing fence removal and water source developments. Portions of the currently vacant Lake Creek allotment would be added to the Logan Valley, Summit Prairie and Dollar Basin allotments. Areas within the Lake Creek allotment that contain occupied bull trout habitat would remain vacant. Existing AUMs in the Logan Valley, McCoy Creek, and Summit Prairie allotments would not change. The proposed action includes adaptive management strategies to meet or move toward Forest Plan and sitespecific desired conditions. Possible Alternatives Two additional alternatives have been identified to date: (1) Term grazing permits would be cancelled (No Grazing); and (2) implementation of management actions from the current management plan as adapted over recent years. Responsible Official Teresa Raaf, Malheur National Forest Supervisor. Nature of Decision To Be Made The Responsible Official will decide if and to what management parameters livestock grazing will continue in the project area. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Preliminary Issues Preliminary issues identified include the potential effects of livestock on riparian vegetation, aquatic habitat, and water quality. Scoping Process This notice of intent initiates the scoping process, which guides the development of the environmental impact statement. Previous scoping for this project occurred in October, 2008. It is important that reviewers provide their comments at such times and in such manner that they are useful to the agency’s preparation of the environmental impact statement. Therefore, comments should be provided prior to the close of the comment period and should clearly articulate the reviewer’s concerns and contentions. Comments received in response to this solicitation, including names and addresses of those who comment, will be part of the public record for this proposed action. Comments submitted anonymously will be accepted and considered, however. Dated: January 31, 2012. Randall J. Gould, District Ranger. [FR Doc. 2012–2825 Filed 2–7–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:54 Feb 07, 2012 Jkt 226001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Library Notice of Intent To Seek Approval To Collect Information National Agricultural Library, Agricultural Research Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and Request for Comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations at 5 CFR part 1320, this notice announces the National Agricultural Library’s intent to request an extension of the currently approved information collection form related to the Animal Welfare Information Center’s (AWIC) workshop, Meeting the Information Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act. This workshop registration form requests the following information from participants: Contact information, affiliation, and database searching experience. Participants include principal investigators, members of Institutional Animal Care and Use committees, animal care technicians, facility managers, veterinarians, and administrators of animal use programs. DATES: Comments on this notice much be received by April 13, 2012 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: Address all comments concerning this notice to Sandra Ball, Information Technology Specialist, USDA, ARS, NAL Animal Welfare Information Center, 10301 Baltimore Avenue, Room #404–C, Beltsville, MD 20705–2351. Submit electronic comments to: sandra.ball@ars.usda.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandra Ball, Information Technology Specialist. Phone: (301) 504–6212 or Fax: (301) 504–7125. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Workshop Registration, Meeting the Information Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act. OMB Number: 0518–0033. Expiration Date: 07/31/2012. Type of Request: To extend currently approved data collection form. Abstract: This Web-based form collects information to register respondents in the workshop, Meeting the Information Requirements of the Animal Welfare Act. Information collected includes the following: Preference of workshop date, signature, name, title, organization name, mailing address, phone and fax numbers, and email address. Six questions are asked regarding: database searching experience, membership on an SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6535 Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee, and goals for attending the workshop. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 5 minutes per response. Respondents: Principal investigators, members of Institutional Animal Care and Use Committees, animal care personnel, veterinarians, information providers, and administrators of animal use programs. Estimated Number of Respondents: 19 per year. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1.6 hours. Comments are invited on (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and the assumptions used; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who respond, including the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technology. Comments should be sent to the address in the preamble. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: February 2, 2012. Edward Knipling, Administrator, Agricultural Research Service. [FR Doc. 2012–2816 Filed 2–7–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics; Meeting National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) announces a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics. DATES: The Committee meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, March 29, 2012, and from 7 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. on Friday, March 30, 2012. There will be an opportunity for SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 26 (Wednesday, February 8, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 6534-6535]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-2825]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Malheur National Forest; Oregon; Summit Logan Grazing 
Authorization Project

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement.

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SUMMARY: The USDA Forest Service will prepare an environmental impact 
statement (EIS) to disclose environmental effects to authorize 
livestock grazing on all or portions of the Lake Creek, Logan Valley, 
McCoy Creek and Summit Prairie allotments. These allotments are within 
the Upper Malheur River and Upper North Fork Malheur River watersheds. 
The Summit Logan Grazing Authorization Project area is located south 
and west of Prairie City, Oregon and encompasses approximately 40,272 
acres of National Forest System Lands administered by the Prairie City 
Ranger District, Malheur National Forest.

DATES: Comments concerning the scope of the analysis must be received 
by March 9, 2012. The draft environmental impact statement is expected 
June 2012 and the final environmental impact statement is expected 
September 2012.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments to the Randall Gould, District Ranger, 
Prairie City Ranger District, 327 SW Front Street, P.O. Box 337, 
Prairie City, OR 97869. Comments may also be sent via email to 
comments-pacificnorthwest-malheur-prairiecity@fs.fed.us, or via 
facsimile to (541) 820-4844.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ryan Falk, Environmental Coordinator, 
Malheur National Forest, 327 Front Street, P.O. Box 337, Prairie City, 
Oregon 97869. Telephone: (541) 820-3890, email: rfalk@fs.fed.us.
    Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1 (800) 877-
8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Purpose and Need for Action

    The purpose of this project is to authorize livestock grazing on 
the Lake Creek, Logan Valley, McCoy Creek and Summit Prairie 
allotments, meeting the requirements of the Rescission Act, and to 
improve resource conditions for aquatic habitat.

Proposed Action

    The proposed action allows grazing in the Lake Creek, Logan Valley, 
McCoy Creek and Summit Prairie Allotments while allowing recovery of 
vegetation and hardwoods in riparian areas.
    Allotment boundaries and pastures would be adjusted to facilitate 
more efficient allotment management requiring new fence construction,

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existing fence removal and water source developments. Portions of the 
currently vacant Lake Creek allotment would be added to the Logan 
Valley, Summit Prairie and Dollar Basin allotments. Areas within the 
Lake Creek allotment that contain occupied bull trout habitat would 
remain vacant. Existing AUMs in the Logan Valley, McCoy Creek, and 
Summit Prairie allotments would not change.
    The proposed action includes adaptive management strategies to meet 
or move toward Forest Plan and site-specific desired conditions.

Possible Alternatives

    Two additional alternatives have been identified to date: (1) Term 
grazing permits would be cancelled (No Grazing); and (2) implementation 
of management actions from the current management plan as adapted over 
recent years.

Responsible Official

    Teresa Raaf, Malheur National Forest Supervisor.

Nature of Decision To Be Made

    The Responsible Official will decide if and to what management 
parameters livestock grazing will continue in the project area.

Preliminary Issues

    Preliminary issues identified include the potential effects of 
livestock on riparian vegetation, aquatic habitat, and water quality.

Scoping Process

    This notice of intent initiates the scoping process, which guides 
the development of the environmental impact statement. Previous scoping 
for this project occurred in October, 2008.
    It is important that reviewers provide their comments at such times 
and in such manner that they are useful to the agency's preparation of 
the environmental impact statement. Therefore, comments should be 
provided prior to the close of the comment period and should clearly 
articulate the reviewer's concerns and contentions.
    Comments received in response to this solicitation, including names 
and addresses of those who comment, will be part of the public record 
for this proposed action. Comments submitted anonymously will be 
accepted and considered, however.

    Dated: January 31, 2012.
Randall J. Gould,
District Ranger.
[FR Doc. 2012-2825 Filed 2-7-12; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-11-P