National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) Advisory Committee, 7295-7296 [05-2721]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 28 / Friday, February 11, 2005 / Notices Karaganda argali (Ovis ammon collium) taken in the Republic of Kazakhstan, for the purpose of the enhancement of the survival of the species. Marine Mammals The public is invited to comment on the following application for a permit to conduct certain activities with marine mammals. The application was submitted to satisfy requirements of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361, et seq.), and the regulations governing marine mammals (50 CFR Part 18). Written data, comments, or requests for copies of the complete applications or requests for a public hearing on these applications should be submitted to the Director (address above). Anyone requesting a hearing should give specific reasons why a hearing would be appropriate. The holding of such a hearing is at the discretion of the Director. Applicant: San Francisco Zoological Garden, San Francisco, CA, PRT– 097957. The applicant requests a permit to import biological samples from free ranging wild polar bears (Ursus maritimus) in Norway, for the purpose of scientific research. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a five-year period. Concurrent with the publication of this notice in the Federal Register, the Division of Management Authority is forwarding copies of the above application to the Marine Mammal Commission and the Committee of Scientific Advisors for their review. Dated: February 4, 2005. Michael S. Moore, Senior Permit Biologist, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. 05–2680 Filed 2–10–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P Fish and Wildlife Service Receipt of Applications for Permit Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of applications for permit. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The public is invited to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species and/or marine mammals. DATES: Written data, comments or requests must be received by March 14, 2005. 17:18 Feb 10, 2005 Jkt 205001 Endangered Species The public is invited to comment on the following applications for a permit to conduct certain activities with endangered species. This notice is provided pursuant to section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531, et seq.). Written data, comments, or requests for copies of these complete applications should be submitted to the Director (address above). PRT–097882 Applicant: Bonnie Ringo, Cave Junction, Oregon. The applicant requests a permit to export three tigers (Panthera tigris) to the Papanack Park Zoo in Wendover, Ontario, Canada, for conservation education and enhancement of the survival of the species. PRT–098184 Applicant: Bonnie Ringo, Cave Junction, Oregon. The applicant requests a permit to import one male tiger (Panthera tigris) from the Zoological Garden of Buenos Aires, Argentina, for breeding and conservation education. program of the Republic of South Africa, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. Marine Mammals The public is invited to comment on the following application for a permit to conduct certain activities with marine mammals. The application was submitted to satisfy requirements of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361, et seq.), and the regulations governing marine mammals (50 CFR part 18). Written data, comments, or requests for copies of the complete application or requests for a public hearing on this application should be submitted to the Director (address above). Anyone requesting a hearing should give specific reasons why a hearing would be appropriate. The holding of such a hearing is at the discretion of the Director. PRT–098679 Applicant: Brian Hansen, Punta Gorda, FL. The applicant requests a permit to import a polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sport-hunted from the Southern Beaufort Sea polar bear population in Canada for personal, noncommercial use. Dated: January 28, 2005. Michael L. Carpenter, Senior Permit Biologist, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. 05–2681 Filed 2–10–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U.S. Geological Survey National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) Advisory Committee U.S. Geological Survey. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: PRT–097864 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR VerDate jul<14>2003 Documents and other information submitted with these applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act, by any party who submits a written request for a copy of such documents within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice to: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Management Authority, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 700, Arlington, Virginia 22203; fax 703/358–2281. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Division of Management Authority, telephone 703/358–2104. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: 7295 ACTION: Applicant: Oklahoma City Zoological Park, Oklahoma City, OK. The applicant requests a permit to import two live female captive-born jaguars (Panthera onca) from La Aurora Zoo, Guatemala City, Guatemala, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. SUMMARY: Pursuant to Pub. L. 106–148, the NCGMP Advisory committee will meet in Room 7000 B of the Main Interior Building, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC. The Advisory Committee, composed of scientists from Federal agencies, State agencies, academic institutions, and private companies, will advise the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey on planning and implementation of the geologic mapping program. Topics to be reviewed and discussed by the Advisory Committee include the: • Progress of the NCGMP towards fulfilling the purposes of the National Geologic Mapping Act of 1992 PRT–098671 Applicant: Michael Remesch, Chagrin Falls, OH. The applicant requests a permit to import the sport-hunted trophy of one male bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus pygargus) culled from a captive herd maintained under the management PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\11FEN1.SGM 11FEN1 7296 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 28 / Friday, February 11, 2005 / Notices • Updates on the Federal, State, and educational components of the NCGMP • Strategic Goals DATES: March 24–25, 2005 commencing at 9 a.m. on March 24 and adjourning by 5 p.m. on March 25. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurel Bybell, U.S. Geological Survey, 908 National Center, Reston, Virginia 20192 (703) 648–5281. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Meetings of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program Advisory Committee are open to the Public. P. Patrick Leahy, Associate Director for Geology, U.S. Geological Survey. [FR Doc. 05–2721 Filed 2–10–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–17–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WY–090–1220–MA] Notice of Seasonal Closure of Public Lands to Motorized Vehicle Use Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of seasonal closure of certain public lands located in Lincoln County, Wyoming, to all types of motor vehicle use. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) subpart 8364, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces its intentions to close certain BLM-administered public lands to all types of motor vehicle use during the period of January 1 through April 30, annually. This seasonal closure is needed to protect public lands and resources and to minimize stress to wintering elk, moose, pronghorn antelope and mule deer. This seasonal closure affects public lands located within the Raymond Mountain Wilderness Study Area (WSA), Slate Creek, Rock Creek, and Bridger Creek winter ranges. Except for travel on highways or county roads, motorized vehicle travel within these areas will be allowed only by written authorization from the Kemmerer Field Manager. Personnel of the BLM, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, U.S. Department of Agriculture-APHIS & Forest Service, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, and law enforcement personnel are exempt from this closure only when performing official duties. Operators of existing oil and gas facilities may perform maintenance and pumping, as approved, and livestock operators may perform permitted activities. VerDate jul<14>2003 17:18 Feb 10, 2005 Jkt 205001 This seasonal closure will be effective annually from January 1 through April 30. DATES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wally Mierzejewski, Outdoor Recreation Planner, or Dale Wondercheck, Wildlife Biologist, Bureau of Land Management, 312 Highway 189 North, Kemmerer, Wyoming 83101. Mr. Mierzejewski or Mr. Wondercheck may also be contacted by telephone at 307–828–4500. The Kemmerer Resource Management Plan (RMP) Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and Record of Decision (ROD) states that big game winter ranges may be closed to minimize stress to wintering animals. Prior to effecting seasonal closures the BLM must consult annually with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. If conditions warrant, the BLM Kemmerer Field Manager may implement a seasonal closure on certain BLM-administered lands and travel ways including existing roads and twotrack trails, to all types of motorized vehicle travel (i.e., snowmobiles, allterrain vehicles, any vehicle including trucks, sport utility vehicles and cars, motorcycles etc.). Crucial big game winter range as identified in the Kemmerer RMP may be closed annually from January 1 through April 30. Use of these areas by non-motorized means is still allowed. The BLM Kemmerer Field Office is responsible for management of crucial winter range habitat located on public lands within Lincoln County. The Raymond Mountain WSA, Slate Creek, Rock Creek, and Bridger Creek areas are crucial wintering ranges for elk, moose, antelope, and mule deer. Reasons for the closure include the effects of persistent drought and/or severe winter conditions which threaten the health of these wintering wildlife species. Low forage production associated with persistent drought conditions causes animals to go into winter in poor condition. Losses of wintering habitat from development activity can reduce the area available to the wintering animals. These impacts to wintering wildlife are compounded by significant human activity, such as day and night wildlife observation, still and video photography, snowmobiling, and antler gathering. Because of the increased stress the presence of motorized vehicles inflicts on wintering big game during difficult winter periods, the number of animals that could die and the rate of aborting of fetuses on the winter range can increase. This decreases production of young during the following summer. Therefore, closing crucial winter range to SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00073 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 motorized vehicles reduces impacts to wintering big game. The following BLM-administered lands are included in this closure: • The Raymond Mountain WSA, located approximately 15 miles north of Cokeville and contains 32,956 acres. • The Slate Creek area including all BLM-administered lands south of Fontenelle Creek, west and north of Route 189, and east of the crest of Slate Creek Ridge, and contains 111,100 acres. • The Rock Creek area including all BLM-administered lands south of County Road 204 (Pine Creek Road), west of the crest of Dempsey Ridge, west of Fossil Butte National Monument, north and east of Highway 30, and contains 105,750 acres. • The Bridger Creek area including all BLM-administered lands south of Highway 30, west of Fossil Ridge, west of Bear River Divide, north of the Uinta—Lincoln County line, east of the Utah—Wyoming border, and southeast of Highway 89, and contains 98,400 acres. Maps of these areas will be posted with this notice at key locations that provide access into the closure areas, as well as at the Kemmerer Field Office, 312 Highway 189 North, Kemmerer, Wyoming 83101–9710. Seasonal closure orders may be implemented as provided in 43 CFR, subparts 8341.2 and 8364.1. Violations of this closure are punishable by a fine not to exceed $1000, and/or imprisonment not to exceed 12 months. Dated: December 21, 2004. Robert A. Bennett, State Director. [FR Doc. 05–2638 Filed 2–10–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WY–100–04–1310–DB] Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Jonah Infill Drilling Project, Sublette County, WY Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the proposed Jonah Infill Drilling Project and notice of public involvement meeting for the purposes of providing comment on the DEIS. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the E:\FR\FM\11FEN1.SGM 11FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 28 (Friday, February 11, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7295-7296]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-2721]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

U.S. Geological Survey


National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) Advisory 
Committee

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to Pub. L. 106-148, the NCGMP Advisory committee will 
meet in Room 7000 B of the Main Interior Building, 1849 C Street, NW., 
Washington, DC. The Advisory Committee, composed of scientists from 
Federal agencies, State agencies, academic institutions, and private 
companies, will advise the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey on 
planning and implementation of the geologic mapping program.
    Topics to be reviewed and discussed by the Advisory Committee 
include the:
     Progress of the NCGMP towards fulfilling the purposes of 
the National Geologic Mapping Act of 1992

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     Updates on the Federal, State, and educational components 
of the NCGMP
     Strategic Goals

DATES: March 24-25, 2005 commencing at 9 a.m. on March 24 and 
adjourning by 5 p.m. on March 25.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurel Bybell, U.S. Geological Survey, 
908 National Center, Reston, Virginia 20192 (703) 648-5281.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Meetings of the National Cooperative 
Geologic Mapping Program Advisory Committee are open to the Public.

P. Patrick Leahy,
Associate Director for Geology, U.S. Geological Survey.
[FR Doc. 05-2721 Filed 2-10-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-17-M