Notice of Proposed Changes to the Natural Resources Conservation Service's National Handbook of Conservation Practices, 20524 [05-7580]

Download as PDF 20524 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 75 / Wednesday, April 20, 2005 / Notices Recreation Water quantity/ supply Water quality Cultural resources Threatened and endangered species Wetlands Wildlife habitat Air quality —Costs and benefits of the alternatives. The West Tarkio draft EIS will be developed and published in the Federal Register with a target date of October 20, 2005. A 45-day comment period will be available for the public to provide comments. A 30 day comment period will be available following publication of the final EIS. A meeting will be held in the Shenandoah area near the date of the draft EIS publication to inform the public about the draft watershed planEIS and to obtain comments. The draft watershed plan-EIS will be prepared and circulated for review by agencies and the public. This review will be conducted concurrently with the publication of the draft EIS in the Federal Register. The Natural Resources Conservation Service invites participation and consultation of public agencies, any affected Indian tribe, and individuals that have special expertise, legal jurisdiction, or interest in providing data for consideration in preparing the draft EIS. Comments and other inputs received will be considered in plan development. Further information on the proposed action may be obtained from David Beck, Planning Leader, at the above address. Dated: April 12, 2005. Richard Van Klaveren, State Conservationist. [FR Doc. 05–7921 Filed 4–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–16–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Natural Resources Conservation Service Notice of Proposed Changes to the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s National Handbook of Conservation Practices Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), USDA. ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed changes in the NRCS National Handbook of Conservation Practices for public review and comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the intention of NRCS to issue 11 new or revised conservation practice standards in its National Handbook of Conservation Practices. These standards include: Alley Cropping (Code 311), Prescribed Burning (Code 338), Multistory Cropping (Code 379), VerDate jul<14>2003 16:34 Apr 19, 2005 Jkt 205001 Windbreak-Shelterbelt Establishment (Code 380), Riparian Forest Buffer (Code 391), Tree-Shrub Site Preparation (Code 490), Tree-Shrub Establishment (Code 612), Windbreak-Shelterbelt Renovation (Code 650), Forest Trails and Landings (Code 655), Tree-Shrub Pruning (Code 660), and Forest Stand Improvement (Code 666). NRCS State Conservationists who choose to adopt these practices for use within their States will incorporate them into Section IV of their respective electronic Field Office Technical Guides. These practices may be used in conservation systems that treat highly erodible land or on land determined to be wetland. DATES: Effective Dates: Comments will be received for a 30-day period commencing with this date of publication. This series of new or revised conservation practice standards will be adopted after the close of the 30day period. Send comments electronically to Daniel.Meyer@usda.gov, or in writing to Daniel Meyer, National Agricultural Engineer, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Post Office Box 2890, Room 6139–S, Washington, DC 20013–2890. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of these standards can be downloaded or printed from the following Web site: ftp://ftpfc.sc.egov.usda.gov/NHQ/practicestandards/federal-register/. Single copies of these standards also are available from NRCS in Washington, DC. Submit individual inquiries to Daniel.Meyer@usda.gov, or in writing to Daniel Meyer, National Agricultural Engineer, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Post Office Box 2890, Room 6139–S, Washington, DC 20013–2890. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 343 of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 requires NRCS to make available, for public review and comment, proposed revisions to conservation practice standards used to carry out the highly erodible land and wetland provisions of the law. For the next 30 days, NRCS will receive comments relative to the proposed changes. Following that period, a determination will be made by NRCS regarding disposition of those comments, and a final determination of changes will be made. Signed in Washington, DC, on April 7, 2005. Bruce I. Knight, Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service. [FR Doc. 05–7580 Filed 4–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–16–P PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Industry and Security Miscellaneous Activities ACTION: Proposed collection: Comment request. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 75 (Wednesday, April 20, 2005)]
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[FR Doc No: 05-7580]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Natural Resources Conservation Service


Notice of Proposed Changes to the Natural Resources Conservation 
Service's National Handbook of Conservation Practices

AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), USDA.

ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed changes in the NRCS National 
Handbook of Conservation Practices for public review and comment.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the intention of NRCS to issue 11 
new or revised conservation practice standards in its National Handbook 
of Conservation Practices. These standards include: Alley Cropping 
(Code 311), Prescribed Burning (Code 338), Multistory Cropping (Code 
379), Windbreak-Shelterbelt Establishment (Code 380), Riparian Forest 
Buffer (Code 391), Tree-Shrub Site Preparation (Code 490), Tree-Shrub 
Establishment (Code 612), Windbreak-Shelterbelt Renovation (Code 650), 
Forest Trails and Landings (Code 655), Tree-Shrub Pruning (Code 660), 
and Forest Stand Improvement (Code 666). NRCS State Conservationists 
who choose to adopt these practices for use within their States will 
incorporate them into Section IV of their respective electronic Field 
Office Technical Guides. These practices may be used in conservation 
systems that treat highly erodible land or on land determined to be 
wetland.

DATES: Effective Dates: Comments will be received for a 30-day period 
commencing with this date of publication. This series of new or revised 
conservation practice standards will be adopted after the close of the 
30-day period. Send comments electronically to Daniel.Meyer@usda.gov, 
or in writing to Daniel Meyer, National Agricultural Engineer, Natural 
Resources Conservation Service, Post Office Box 2890, Room 6139-S, 
Washington, DC 20013-2890.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of these standards can be 
downloaded or printed from the following Web site: ftp://ftp-
fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/NHQ/practice-standards/federal-register/. Single 
copies of these standards also are available from NRCS in Washington, 
DC. Submit individual inquiries to Daniel.Meyer@usda.gov, or in writing 
to Daniel Meyer, National Agricultural Engineer, Natural Resources 
Conservation Service, Post Office Box 2890, Room 6139-S, Washington, DC 
20013-2890.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 343 of the Federal Agriculture 
Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 requires NRCS to make available, for 
public review and comment, proposed revisions to conservation practice 
standards used to carry out the highly erodible land and wetland 
provisions of the law. For the next 30 days, NRCS will receive comments 
relative to the proposed changes. Following that period, a 
determination will be made by NRCS regarding disposition of those 
comments, and a final determination of changes will be made.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on April 7, 2005.
Bruce I. Knight,
Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service.
[FR Doc. 05-7580 Filed 4-19-05; 8:45 am]
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