Bugtown Gulch Mountain Pine Beetle and Fuels Project Hell Canyon Ranger District, Black Hills National Forest Custer, South Dakota, 39718-39719 [05-13521]

Download as PDF 39718 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 131 / Monday, July 11, 2005 / Notices the next 5 to 10 years. In particular, the AC21 will review the status of current sections of text and discuss how best to modify and finalize them to provide a coherent report to USDA. A work plan for completion of ongoing work will be developed. In addition, there will be preliminary discussions of potential future work topics of the Committee. Background information regarding the work of the AC21 will be available on the USDA Web site at http:// www.usda.gov/agencies/biotech/ ac21.html. On August 9, 2005, if time permits, reasonable provision will be made for oral presentations of no more than five minutes each in duration. The meeting will be open to the public, but space is limited. If you would like to attend the meetings, you must register by contacting Ms. Dianne Harmon at (202) 720–4074, by fax at (202) 720–3191 or by e-mail at dharmon@ars.usda.gov at least 5 days prior to the meeting. Please provide your name, title, business affiliation, address, and telephone and fax numbers when you register. If you require a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation due to disability, please indicate those needs at the time of registration. Dated: June 30, 2005. Bernice Slutsky, Special Assistant for Biotechnology. [FR Doc. 05–13515 Filed 7–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–03–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Bugtown Gulch Mountain Pine Beetle and Fuels Project Hell Canyon Ranger District, Black Hills National Forest Custer, South Dakota Forest Service, USDA. Revised notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: On March 1, 2005, the Forest Service published a Notice of Intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Bugtown Gulch Mountain Pine Beetle and Fuels Project. This is an authorized project under Section 102(a)(4) of the Healthy Forest Restoration Act of 2003. The Forest Service is modifying the proposed action and decision to be made, name and address of the Responsible Official, the expected dates for filing the draft and final EIS, the significant issues to be addressed and has developed an alternative to the proposed action. The proposed action is modified to include VerDate jul<14>2003 16:03 Jul 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 3 site specific, non-significant Forest Plan amendments and the decision to be made will include whether or not to approve those amendments. The original NOI stated that a nonsignificant Forest Plan amendment related to big game habitat capability values as modeled by the HABCAP model may be part of the decision. Further analysis determined that amendments for big game HABCAP values would be necessary in both management areas 5.1 and 5.4. In addition, a third amendment to allow a short term reduction in mature, dense habitat within goshawk post fledging area habitat is included as part of the proposed action. The responsible official was listed as the Hell Canyon District Ranger in the March 1, 2005 NOI. Due to the inclusion of Forest Plan amendments to the proposal, the responsible official will be the Forest Supervisor. The draft and final EISs are expected to be filed in August, 2005 and December, 2005, respectively. The original NOI listed several preliminary issues. Further analysis determined that there are 3 significant issues to be addressed with this project and they are: (1) The mountain pine beetle epidemic, (2) fuels and fire risks, and (3) wildlife habitat. One alternative to the proposed action has been developed to address public input concerning post-treatment diversity on the project area landscape. This alternative differs from the proposal by deferring approximately 1,300 acres from all proposed treatments. This alternative does not include a Forest Plan amendment to lower the big game HABCAP values in management area 5.1 as discussed above for the proposed action. However, it does include Forest Plan amendments to lower big game HABCAP values in management area 5.4 and to allow for a short term reduction of dense, mature stands in goshawk post-fledging area habitat as in the proposed action. Comments concerning this revision should be received in writing by July 29, 2005. Comments submitted by individuals, groups or other agencies in response to previous scoping efforts for this project have been incorporated into the analysis and there is no need to resubmit comments in response to this revised NOI. The draft environmental impact statement is expected to be filed in August 2005 and the final environmental impact statement is expected to be filed in December 2005. Another formal opportunity to comment will be provided following completion of the Draft EIS. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Send written comments concerning this revision to Michael D. Lloyd, District Ranger, Black Hills National Forest, Hell Canyon Ranger District, 330 Mount Rushmore Road, Custer, South Dakota 57730. Telephone number (605) 673–4853. Fax number: (605) 673–5461. Electronic comments must be readable in Word, Rich Text or pdf formats and must contain ‘‘Bugtown Gulch’’ in the subject line. Electronic comments may be e-mailed to comments-rocky-mountain-black-hillshell-canyon@fs.fed.us. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia Hudson, District NEPA Coordinator, at (605) 673–4853, Hell Canyon Ranger District, Black Hills National Forest, 330 Mount Rushmore Road, Custer, SD 57730. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Further information about the proposal can be found in the original notice of intent published in the Federal Register, Vol. 70, No. 39, pp. 9914–9916, on March 1, 2005. ADDRESSES: Responsible Official The responsible official for this project is Craig Bobzien, Forest Supervisor, Black Hills National Forest, 25041 North Highway 16, Custer, SD 57730–7239. Nature of Decision To Be Made The decision to be made is whether or not to implement the proposed action or alternatives at this time and whether to amend the Forest Plan to allow for implementation of this project. Early Notice of Importance of Public Participation in Subsequent Environmental Review: A draft environmental impact statement will be prepared for comment. The comment period on the draft environmental impact statement 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, it is important to give reviewers notice of several court rulings related to public participation in the environmental review process. First, reviewers of draft environmental impact statements must structure their participation in the environmental review of the proposal so that it is meaningful and alerts an agency to the reviewer’s positions 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 impact statement stage but that are not raised until after completion of the final environmental impact statement may be E:\FR\FM\11JYN1.SGM 11JYN1 39719 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 131 / Monday, July 11, 2005 / Notices waived or dismissed by the courts. City of Angoon v. Hodel, 803 F.2d 1016, 1022 (9th Cir. 1985) 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 45 day 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 environmental impact statement. To assist the Forest Service in identifying and considering issues and concerns on the proposed action, comments on the draft environmental impact statement 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 environmental impact statement 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 the National Environmental Policy Act at 40 CFR 1503.3 in addressing these points. Comments received, including the names and addresses of those who comment, will be considered part of the public record on this proposal and will be available for public inspection. (Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7 and 1508.22; Forest Service Handbook 1909.15, Section 21). Dated: July 5, 2005. Marisue Hilliard, Acting Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 05–13521 Filed 7–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Mendocino Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Mendocino County Resource Advisory Committee will meet July 15, 2005, (RAC) in Colvelo, California. Agenda items to be covered include: (1) Approval of minutes, (2) public comment, (3) sub-committees (4) discussion—items of interest (5) next agenda and meeting date. DATES: The meeting will be held on July 15, 2005, from 9 a.m. until 12 noon. VerDate jul<14>2003 16:03 Jul 08, 2005 Jkt 205001 The meeting will be held at the Mendocino County Museum, located at 400 E. Commercial St. Willits, California. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roberta Hurt, Committee Coordinator, USDA, Mendocino National Forest, Colvelo Ranger District, 78150 Colvelo Road, Covelo, CA 95428. (707) 983– 8503; e-mail rhurt@fs.fed.us. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting is open to the public. Persons who wish to bring matters to the attention of the Committee may file written statements with the Committee staff by July 13, 2005. Public comment will have the opportunity to address the committee at the meeting. ADDRESSES: Dated: July 1, 2005. Blaine Baker, Designated Federal Official. [FR Doc. 05–13541 Filed 7–8–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau [Docket No.: 050617160–5160–01] Privacy Act of 1974: System of Records Department of Commerce. Notice of Amendment of Privacy System of Records: COMMERCE/CENSUS–5, Population and Housing Census Records of the 2000 Census. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. 552a(e)(4) and (11), the Department of Commerce is issuing notice of intent to amend the system of records under COMMERCE/CENSUS–5, Population and Housing Census Records of the 2000 Census; update administrative information. DATES: To be considered, written comments must be submitted on or before August 10, 2005. Unless comments are received, the amendments to the system of records will become effective as proposed on the date of publication of a subsequent notice in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gerald W. Gates, Chief Privacy Officer, U.S. Census Bureau, Washington, DC 20233, 301–763–2515. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pursuant to Title 13 U.S.C, Section 141, the U.S. Census Bureau has conducted the 2000 Census. The amendment updates administrative information concerning the locations of the system files, the PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 categories of individuals covered by the system, the categories of records in the system, the purpose of the system of records, retrievability, safeguards, and the disposal of the records in the system in addition to other minor administrative updates. Accordingly, the Population and Housing Census Records of the 1960 and Subsequent Censuses system notice originally published at 45 FR 82105, December 12, 1980, is amended by the addition of the following updates. The Department of Commerce finds no probable or potential effect of the proposal on the privacy of individuals. Respondent data including personally identifying data are captured as images suitable for computer processing. Images are scheduled for permanent retention. Original data sources are destroyed, according to the disposal procedures for Title 13 (‘‘census confidential’’) records, after confirmation of successful data capture and data transmission to headquarters. The Individual Census Record File (ICRF) represents a unified record of individual responses, including all names and other written entries provided by the respondent, and all associated address and geographic information for each housing unit or person living in group quarters. The ICRF is scheduled for permanent retention. This notice is not subject to the notice and comment requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act. 5 U.S.C. Section 553(a)(2). This notice is exempt from review under Executive Order 12866. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 131 (Monday, July 11, 2005)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-13521]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Bugtown Gulch Mountain Pine Beetle and Fuels Project Hell Canyon 
Ranger District, Black Hills National Forest Custer, South Dakota

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Revised notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS).

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SUMMARY: On March 1, 2005, the Forest Service published a Notice of 
Intent to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the 
Bugtown Gulch Mountain Pine Beetle and Fuels Project. This is an 
authorized project under Section 102(a)(4) of the Healthy Forest 
Restoration Act of 2003. The Forest Service is modifying the proposed 
action and decision to be made, name and address of the Responsible 
Official, the expected dates for filing the draft and final EIS, the 
significant issues to be addressed and has developed an alternative to 
the proposed action. The proposed action is modified to include 3 site 
specific, non-significant Forest Plan amendments and the decision to be 
made will include whether or not to approve those amendments. The 
original NOI stated that a non-significant Forest Plan amendment 
related to big game habitat capability values as modeled by the HABCAP 
model may be part of the decision. Further analysis determined that 
amendments for big game HABCAP values would be necessary in both 
management areas 5.1 and 5.4. In addition, a third amendment to allow a 
short term reduction in mature, dense habitat within goshawk post 
fledging area habitat is included as part of the proposed action. The 
responsible official was listed as the Hell Canyon District Ranger in 
the March 1, 2005 NOI. Due to the inclusion of Forest Plan amendments 
to the proposal, the responsible official will be the Forest 
Supervisor. The draft and final EISs are expected to be filed in 
August, 2005 and December, 2005, respectively.
    The original NOI listed several preliminary issues. Further 
analysis determined that there are 3 significant issues to be addressed 
with this project and they are: (1) The mountain pine beetle epidemic, 
(2) fuels and fire risks, and (3) wildlife habitat. One alternative to 
the proposed action has been developed to address public input 
concerning post-treatment diversity on the project area landscape. This 
alternative differs from the proposal by deferring approximately 1,300 
acres from all proposed treatments. This alternative does not include a 
Forest Plan amendment to lower the big game HABCAP values in management 
area 5.1 as discussed above for the proposed action. However, it does 
include Forest Plan amendments to lower big game HABCAP values in 
management area 5.4 and to allow for a short term reduction of dense, 
mature stands in goshawk post-fledging area habitat as in the proposed 
action.

DATES: Comments concerning this revision should be received in writing 
by July 29, 2005. Comments submitted by individuals, groups or other 
agencies in response to previous scoping efforts for this project have 
been incorporated into the analysis and there is no need to resubmit 
comments in response to this revised NOI. The draft environmental 
impact statement is expected to be filed in August 2005 and the final 
environmental impact statement is expected to be filed in December 
2005. Another formal opportunity to comment will be provided following 
completion of the Draft EIS.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments concerning this revision to Michael D. 
Lloyd, District Ranger, Black Hills National Forest, Hell Canyon Ranger 
District, 330 Mount Rushmore Road, Custer, South Dakota 57730. 
Telephone number (605) 673-4853. Fax number: (605) 673-5461. Electronic 
comments must be readable in Word, Rich Text or pdf formats and must 
contain ``Bugtown Gulch'' in the subject line. Electronic comments may 
be e-mailed to comments-rocky-mountain-black-hills-hell-
canyon@fs.fed.us.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia Hudson, District NEPA 
Coordinator, at (605) 673-4853, Hell Canyon Ranger District, Black 
Hills National Forest, 330 Mount Rushmore Road, Custer, SD 57730.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Further information about the proposal can 
be found in the original notice of intent published in the Federal 
Register, Vol. 70, No. 39, pp. 9914-9916, on March 1, 2005.

Responsible Official

    The responsible official for this project is Craig Bobzien, Forest 
Supervisor, Black Hills National Forest, 25041 North Highway 16, 
Custer, SD 57730-7239.

Nature of Decision To Be Made

    The decision to be made is whether or not to implement the proposed 
action or alternatives at this time and whether to amend the Forest 
Plan to allow for implementation of this project.
    Early Notice of Importance of Public Participation in Subsequent 
Environmental Review: A draft environmental impact statement will be 
prepared for comment. The comment period on the draft environmental 
impact statement 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, it is important 
to give reviewers notice of several court rulings related to public 
participation in the environmental review process. First, reviewers of 
draft environmental impact statements must structure their 
participation in the environmental review of the proposal so that it is 
meaningful and alerts an agency to the reviewer's positions 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 impact statement stage but that are not raised 
until after completion of the final environmental impact statement may 
be

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waived or dismissed by the courts. City of Angoon v. Hodel, 803 F.2d 
1016, 1022 (9th Cir. 1985) 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 45 day 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 environmental impact statement.
    To assist the Forest Service in identifying and considering issues 
and concerns on the proposed action, comments on the draft 
environmental impact statement 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 
environmental impact statement 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 the National Environmental Policy Act at 
40 CFR 1503.3 in addressing these points.
    Comments received, including the names and addresses of those who 
comment, will be considered part of the public record on this proposal 
and will be available for public inspection.

(Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7 and 1508.22; Forest Service Handbook 
1909.15, Section 21).


    Dated: July 5, 2005.
Marisue Hilliard,
Acting Forest Supervisor.
[FR Doc. 05-13521 Filed 7-8-05; 8:45 am]
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