Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma Advisory Committees, 37083 [05-12734]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 123 / Tuesday, June 28, 2005 / Notices impacts to traffic and transportation. Other issues identified are impacts to future forest management projects (e.g., fuel hazard reduction projects and fire fighting strategies), Electric and Magnetic Fields and Health Effects, and impacts from noxious weeds. Permits or Licenses Required A 50-year term Special Use Easement for the construction, maintenance, and use of the 500-kV transmission line would be authorized to Southern California Edison by the Regional Director of Natural Resource Management of the Forest Service, and a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity would be issued by the California Public Utility Commission as part of this decision. Additional permits that may be required of Southern California Edison to construct the proposed project could include: A Permit to Operate issued by the South Coast Air Quality Management District, a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System General Construction Permit issued by California’s Regional Water Quality Control Board, a Section 404 Permit (per Section 404 of the Clean Water Act) issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and a Streambed Alteration Agreement (per Section 1601 of the California Fish and Game Code) issued by the California Department of Fish and Game. Comment Requested This notice of intent initiates the scoping process that guides the development of the EIS/EIR. The Forest Service is seeking public and agency comment on the proposed project to identify major issues to be analyzed in depth and assistance in identifying potential alternatives to be evaluated. Comments received to this notice, including the names and addresses of those who comment, will be considered as part of the public record on this proposed project, and will be available for public inspection. Comments submitted anonymously will be accepted and considered; however, those who submit anonymous comments will not have standing to appeal the subsequent decision under 36 CFR Part 215. Additionally, pursuant to 7 CFR 1.27(d), any person may request the agency to withhold a submission from the public record by showing how the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) permits such confidentiality. Persons requesting such confidentiality should be aware that, under the FOIA, confidentiality may be granted in only very limited circumstances, such as to protect trade VerDate jul<14>2003 17:51 Jun 27, 2005 Jkt 205001 37083 secrets. The Forest Service will inform the requester of the agency’s decision regarding the request for confidentiality. Where the request is denied, the agency will return the submission and notify the requester that the comments may be resubmitted, without names and addresses, within a specified number of days. Dated: June 22, 2005. Susan R. Swinson, Acting Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 05–12691 Filed 6–27–05; 8:45 am] Early Notice of Importance of Public Participation in Subsequent Environmental Review Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma Advisory Committees A draft EIS/EIR will be prepared for comment. The comment period on the draft EIS/EIR will be 45 days from the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes the notice of availability in the Federal Register. The Forest Service believes, at this early stage, that it is important to give reviewers notice of several court rulings related to public participation in the environmental review process. First, reviewers of draft EISs must structure their participation in the environmental review of the proposal so that it is meaningful and alerts an agency to the reviewer’s position and contentions. Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corp. v. NRDC, 435 U.S. 519, 553 (1978). Also, environmental objections that could be raised at the draft environmental EIS stage but that are not raised until after completion of the final EIS may be waived or dismissed by the courts. City of Angoon v. Hodel, 803 F.2d 1016, 1022 (9th Cir. 1986) and Wisconsin Heritages, Inc. v. Harris, 490 F. Supp. 1334, 1338 (E.D. Wis. 1980). Because of these court rulings, it is very important that those interested in this proposed action participate by the close of the 45day comment period so that substantive comments and objections are made available to the Forest Service at a time when it can meaningfully consider them and respond to them in the final EIS/ EIR. To assist the Forest Service in identifying and considering issues and concerns on the proposed project, comments on the draft EIS/EIR should be as specific as possible. It is also helpful if comments refer to specific pages or chapters of the draft statement. Comments may also address the adequacy of the draft EIS/EIR or the merits of the alternatives formulated and discussed in the statement. Reviewers may wish to refer to the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA at 40 CFR 1503.3 in addressing these points. (Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7 and 1508.22; Forest Service Handbook 1909.15, Section 21) PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 3410–11–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, that a conference call of the Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma Advisory Committees will convene at 1:30 p.m. and adjourn at 3:30 p.m. (c.s.t.) on Thursday, July 28, 2005. The purpose of the conference call is to plan for future activities in FY 2005–06. This conference call is available to the public through the following call-in number: 1–800–597–0731, access code number 41684738. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. Callers can expect to incur charges for calls not initiated using the supplied call-in number or over wireless lines and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls using the call-in number over land-line connections. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–977– 8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and access code. To ensure that the Commission secures an appropriate number of lines for the public, persons are asked to register by contacting Corrine Sanders of the Central Regional Office 913–551– 1400 and TTY 913–551–1414), by 2 p.m. (c.s.t.) on Friday, July 22, 2005. The meeting will be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the Commission. Dated in Washington, DC, June 28, 2005. Ivy L. Davis, Acting Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 123 (Tuesday, June 28, 2005)]
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Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Iowa, Kansas, 
Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma Advisory Committees

    Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and 
regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, that a conference 
call of the Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma Advisory 
Committees will convene at 1:30 p.m. and adjourn at 3:30 p.m. (c.s.t.) 
on Thursday, July 28, 2005. The purpose of the conference call is to 
plan for future activities in FY 2005-06.
    This conference call is available to the public through the 
following call-in number: 1-800-597-0731, access code number 41684738. 
Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to 
the meeting. Callers can expect to incur charges for calls not 
initiated using the supplied call-in number or over wireless lines and 
the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur 
no charge for calls using the call-in number over land-line 
connections. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the 
proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-977-
8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and 
access code.
    To ensure that the Commission secures an appropriate number of 
lines for the public, persons are asked to register by contacting 
Corrine Sanders of the Central Regional Office 913-551-1400 and TTY 
913-551-1414), by 2 p.m. (c.s.t.) on Friday, July 22, 2005.
    The meeting will be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the 
rules and regulations of the Commission.

    Dated in Washington, DC, June 28, 2005.
Ivy L. Davis,
Acting Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit.
[FR Doc. 05-12734 Filed 6-27-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6335-01-P