Notice of Availability of a Final Integrated Pest Management Program Environmental Impact Statement for the Tyrrell Seed Orchard; Lane County, OR, 42364-42365 [05-14417]

Download as PDF 42364 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 140 / Friday, July 22, 2005 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [OR–931–6320 HAG5–0120] Notice of Availability of a Final Integrated Pest Management Program Environmental Impact Statement for the Tyrrell Seed Orchard; Lane County, OR Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with Section 102 of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that evaluates, analyzes, and discloses to the public direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental impacts of a proposed integrated pest management program at the Tyrrell Seed Orchard in Lane County, Oregon, in BLM’s Eugene District. The integrated pest management program is proposed to control the insect, weed, animal, and disease problems at the orchard, and to maintain healthy, vigorous crop trees for the production of seed and other vegetative materials used for reforestation and a variety of land management actions. DATES: Written comments on the Final EIS will be accepted for 30 days following the date that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. BLM asks that those submitting comments on the Final EIS make them as specific as possible with reference to page numbers and chapters of the document. Comments will not receive a formal response; however, they will be considered and included as part of the BLM decisionmaking process. Freedom of Information Act Considerations: Public comments submitted for this planning action, including names and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the BLM Eugene District Office, 2890 Chad Drive, Eugene, Oregon, during regular business hours (7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.), Monday through Friday, except holidays; or at the Tyrrell Seed Orchard at 26350 Siuslaw River Road, Lorane, Oregon, by appointment (541–683–6445). Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name or street address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning VerDate jul<14>2003 19:28 Jul 21, 2005 Jkt 205001 of your comments. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives of officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public inspection in their entirety. ADDRESSES: Please address questions, comments, or requests for copies of the Final EIS to Mr. Glenn Miller, Manager, Tyrrell Seed Orchard at 26350 Siuslaw River Road (P.O. Box 121), Lorane, OR 97451, or by fax at 541–683–6597, or by e-mail to OR_Eugene_TSOEIS@or.blm.gov. A copy of the Final EIS has been sent to those persons who responded to BLM indicating that they wished to receive a copy of the Final EIS. Copies of the Final EIS will be available at Eugene (Eugene city library-downtown branch), Springfield, Cottage Grove, and Veneta public libraries located in Lane County, OR, and on the BLM Eugene District Web site at http://www.edo.or.blm.gov/ planning/seed_orchard/ pest_mgmt_eis.htm. Public reading copies will also be available for review at the following locations: Tyrrell Seed Orchard, 26350 Siuslaw River Road, Lorane, OR 97451, 541– 683–6445. BLM Eugene District Office, 2890 Chad Drive, Eugene, OR 97440, 541–683– 6600. USDI Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office (OR931), 333 SW. First Avenue, Portland, OR 97204, 503–808–6002. Bureau of Land Management Office of Public Affairs, Main Interior Building, Room 5600, 1849 C St., NW., Washington, DC 20240, Need telephone number. Background information and maps used in developing the Final EIS are available at the Eugene District Office and the Oregon State Office in Portland. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Glenn Miller, Manager, Tyrrell Seed Orchard at 26350 Siuslaw River Road, Lorane, OR 97451, 541–683–6445, OR_Eugene_TSOEIS@or.blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Final EIS analyzes four action alternatives and the no action alternative to manage pests at Tyrrell. The alternatives can be summarized as follows: Alternative A—Maximum Production Integrated Pest Management. Pests would be managed using all identified biological, chemical, prescribed fire, cultural, and other pest control methods, including aerial application by helicopter. PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Alternative B—Integrated Pest Management with Environmental Protection Emphasis. Pests would be managed using all of the methods in Alternative A, with special exceptions designed to further protect workers’ health and safety and the environment. The limitations were based on results of the human health and ecological risk assessment, scoping comments, and consultation with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Fisheries office under the Endangered Species Act. Alternative C—Ground-Based Integrated Pest Management. This alternative is identical to Alternative B except for the exclusion of helicopter application. Alternative D—Pest Management with No Pesticides. Pests would be managed using only the non-pesticide biological, prescribed fire, cultural, and other methods listed under Alternative A. Alternative E—No action: Continuation of Current Management Approach. The current management system allows for use of all nonpesticide pest control practices at the seed orchard, as well as the use of pesticides on a specific case-by-case basis. All non-pesticide biological, prescribed fire, cultural, and other methods would be used in accordance with current procedures. When a specific need is identified for a biological or chemical pesticide, the action would be reviewed to determine whether it is encompassed by an existing environmental assessment or EIS. Agency Preferred Alternative: BLM’s preferred alternative is Alternative B. Public participation has occurred throughout the NEPA process. Two Notices of Intent were filed in the Federal Register on March 26, 1999 (64 FR 14747) and March 29, 2001 (66 FR 17192). An open house, direct mailings, and a site visit were conducted during scoping to solicit comments and ideas. A written comment period of 60 days was provided for review of the Draft EIS, during which two public meetings were conducted at the Tyrrell Seed Orchard on July 16, 2003 from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. A new appendix in the Final EIS provides a complete set of public comments received on the Draft EIS, along with BLM’s response to each comment. Following the 30-day availability period that begins with publication of EPA’s Federal Register Notice of Availability, BLM will issue a Record of Decision announcing selection of the alternative to be implemented. This forest management decision may be protested under 43 CFR part 5003— E:\FR\FM\22JYN1.SGM 22JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 140 / Friday, July 22, 2005 / Notices Administrative Remedies. In accordance with 43 CFR 5003.2, the decision for this project will not be subject to protest until the publication of a notice of decision in a newspaper of general circulation, a minimum of 30 days after the Notice of Availability of this Final EIS. Protests of the decision must be filed with this office within 15 days of the publication of a notice of decision in the newspaper. If no protest is received by the close of business (4:15 p.m. Pacific standard time) on the 15th day, the decision will become final. If a timely protest is received, the decision will be reconsidered in light of the protest and other pertinent information available in accordance with 43 CFR 5003.3. Julia Dougan, District Manager. [FR Doc. 05–14417 Filed 7–21–05; 8:45 am] August 11 meeting will be the same as for the meeting scheduled on August 4. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sue Richardson, BLM Coos Bay District Manager, at (541) 756–0100, or Glenn Harkleroad, District Restoration Coordinator, at (541) 751–4361, or glenn _harkleroad@or.blm.gov. The mailing address for the BLM Coos Bay District Office is 1300 Airport Lane, North Bend, Oregon 97459. Dated: July 15, 2005. Sue E. Richardson, Coos Bay District Manager. [FR Doc. 05–14473 Filed 7–21–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–33–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [UT–954–05–1910–BM–4677] BILLING CODE 4310–33–P Montana: Filing of Plats of Amended Protraction Diagrams DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management, Montana State Office, Interior. ACTION: Notice of filing of plats of amended protraction diagrams. AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management [OR 120 5882 CD99; HAG# 05–0169] Notice of Public Meeting, Coos Bay Resource Advisory Committee Meeting Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Coos Bay District Resource Advisory Committee Meeting as identified in Section 205(f)(2) of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000, Public Law 106–393 (the Act). AGENCY: SUMMARY: The BLM Coos Bay District Resource Advisory Committee is scheduled to meet on August 4, 2005 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the BLM Coos Bay District Office. The BLM Office is located at 1300 Airport Lane in North Bend, Oregon. The purpose of this meeting will be for the BLM Coos Bay District Resource Advisory Committee to recommend for funding Title II projects, as identified under the Act. The BLM Coos Bay District Resource Advisory Committee meeting is open to the public and there will be an opportunity for the public to comment at approximately 11 a.m. at this meeting. The BLM Coos Bay District Resource Advisory Committee may also meet on August 11, 2005 for the same purpose. The need for this meeting will be dependent upon the progress made in making recommendations at the meeting on August 4. The scheduled meeting time and location for the VerDate jul<14>2003 19:28 Jul 21, 2005 Jkt 205001 SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plats of the amended protraction diagrams of the lands described below in the BLM Montana State Office, Billings, Montana, (30) days from the date of publication in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Steven G. Schey, Cadastral Surveyor, Branch of Cadastral Survey, Bureau of Land Management, 5001 Southgate Drive, P.O. Box 36800, Billings, Montana 59107–6800, telephone (406) 896–5132 or (406) 896–5009. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The amended protraction diagrams were prepared at the request of the U.S. Forest Service and are necessary to accommodate Revision of Primary Base Quadrangle Maps for the Geometronics Service Center. The lands for the prepared amended protraction diagrams are: Principal Meridian, Montana Tps. 25, 26, 27, and 28 N., Rs. 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, and 35 W. The plat, representing the Amended Protraction Diagram 39 Index of unsurveyed Townships 25, 26, 27, and 28 North, Ranges 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, and 35 West, Principal Meridian, Montana, was accepted June 17, 2005. T. 25 N., R. 31 W. The plat, representing Amended Protraction Diagram 39 of unsurveyed Township 25 North, Range 31 West, PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42365 Principal Meridian, Montana, was accepted June 17, 2005. T. 26 N., R. 30 W. The plat, representing Amended Protraction Diagram 39 of unsurveyed Township 26 North, Range 30 West, Principal Meridian, Montana, was accepted June 17, 2005. T. 26 N., R. 31 W. The plat, representing Amended Protraction Diagram 39 of unsurveyed Township 26 North, Range 31 West, Principal Meridian, Montana, was accepted June 17, 2005. T. 27 N., R. 30 W. The plat, representing Amended Protraction Diagram 39 of unsurveyed Township 27 North, Range 30 West, Principal Meridian, Montana, was accepted June 17, 2005. T. 27 N., R. 31 W. The plat, representing Amended Protraction Diagram 39 of unsurveyed Township 27 North, Range 31 West, Principal Meridian, Montana, was accepted June 17, 2005. T. 27 N., R. 32 W. The plat, representing Amended Protraction Diagram 39 of unsurveyed Township 27 North, Range 32 West, Principal Meridian, Montana, was accepted June 17, 2005. T. 27 N., R. 33 W. The plat, representing Amended Protraction Diagram 39 of unsurveyed Township 27 North, Range 33 West, Principal Meridian, Montana, was accepted June 17, 2005. T. 27 N., R. 34 W. The plat, representing Amended Protraction Diagram 39 of unsurveyed Township 27 North, Range 34 West, Principal Meridian, Montana, was accepted June 17, 2005. T. 27 N., R. 35 W. The plat, representing Amended Protraction Diagram 39 of unsurveyed Township 27 North, Range 35 West, Principal Meridian, Montana, was accepted June 17, 2005. T. 28 N., R. 30 W. The plat, representing Amended Protraction Diagram 39 of unsurveyed Township 28 North, Range 30 West, Principal Meridian, Montana, was accepted June 17, 2005. T. 28 N., R. 31 W. The plat, representing Amended Protraction Diagram 39 of unsurveyed Township 28 North, Range 31 West, Principal Meridian, Montana, was accepted June 17, 2005. T. 28 N., R. 32 W. The plat, representing Amended Protraction Diagram 39 of unsurveyed Township 28 North, Range 32 West, Principal Meridian, Montana, was accepted June 17, 2005. T. 28 N., R. 33 W. The plat, representing Amended Protraction Diagram 39 of unsurveyed E:\FR\FM\22JYN1.SGM 22JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[OR-931-6320 HAG5-0120]


Notice of Availability of a Final Integrated Pest Management 
Program Environmental Impact Statement for the Tyrrell Seed Orchard; 
Lane County, OR

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with Section 102 of the National Environmental 
Policy Act (NEPA), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the 
availability of a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that 
evaluates, analyzes, and discloses to the public direct, indirect, and 
cumulative environmental impacts of a proposed integrated pest 
management program at the Tyrrell Seed Orchard in Lane County, Oregon, 
in BLM's Eugene District. The integrated pest management program is 
proposed to control the insect, weed, animal, and disease problems at 
the orchard, and to maintain healthy, vigorous crop trees for the 
production of seed and other vegetative materials used for 
reforestation and a variety of land management actions.

DATES: Written comments on the Final EIS will be accepted for 30 days 
following the date that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 
publishes its Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. BLM asks 
that those submitting comments on the Final EIS make them as specific 
as possible with reference to page numbers and chapters of the 
document. Comments will not receive a formal response; however, they 
will be considered and included as part of the BLM decision-making 
process.
    Freedom of Information Act Considerations: Public comments 
submitted for this planning action, including names and street 
addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the 
BLM Eugene District Office, 2890 Chad Drive, Eugene, Oregon, during 
regular business hours (7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.), Monday through Friday, 
except holidays; or at the Tyrrell Seed Orchard at 26350 Siuslaw River 
Road, Lorane, Oregon, by appointment (541-683-6445). Individual 
respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your 
name or street address from public review or from disclosure under the 
Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the 
beginning of your comments. Such requests will be honored to the extent 
allowed by law. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and 
from individuals identifying themselves as representatives of officials 
of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public 
inspection in their entirety.

ADDRESSES: Please address questions, comments, or requests for copies 
of the Final EIS to Mr. Glenn Miller, Manager, Tyrrell Seed Orchard at 
26350 Siuslaw River Road (P.O. Box 121), Lorane, OR 97451, or by fax at 
541-683-6597, or by e-mail to OR--Eugene--TSOEIS@or.blm.gov. A copy of 
the Final EIS has been sent to those persons who responded to BLM 
indicating that they wished to receive a copy of the Final EIS. Copies 
of the Final EIS will be available at Eugene (Eugene city library-
downtown branch), Springfield, Cottage Grove, and Veneta public 
libraries located in Lane County, OR, and on the BLM Eugene District 
Web site at http://www.edo.or.blm.gov/planning/seed_orchard/pest_
mgmt_eis.htm.
    Public reading copies will also be available for review at the 
following locations:

Tyrrell Seed Orchard, 26350 Siuslaw River Road, Lorane, OR 97451, 541-
683-6445.
BLM Eugene District Office, 2890 Chad Drive, Eugene, OR 97440, 541-683-
6600.
USDI Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office (OR931), 333 SW. 
First Avenue, Portland, OR 97204, 503-808-6002.
Bureau of Land Management Office of Public Affairs, Main Interior 
Building, Room 5600, 1849 C St., NW., Washington, DC 20240, Need 
telephone number.

    Background information and maps used in developing the Final EIS 
are available at the Eugene District Office and the Oregon State Office 
in Portland.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Glenn Miller, Manager, Tyrrell 
Seed Orchard at 26350 Siuslaw River Road, Lorane, OR 97451, 541-683-
6445, OR--Eugene--TSOEIS@or.blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Final EIS analyzes four action 
alternatives and the no action alternative to manage pests at Tyrrell. 
The alternatives can be summarized as follows:
    Alternative A--Maximum Production Integrated Pest Management. Pests 
would be managed using all identified biological, chemical, prescribed 
fire, cultural, and other pest control methods, including aerial 
application by helicopter.
    Alternative B--Integrated Pest Management with Environmental 
Protection Emphasis. Pests would be managed using all of the methods in 
Alternative A, with special exceptions designed to further protect 
workers' health and safety and the environment. The limitations were 
based on results of the human health and ecological risk assessment, 
scoping comments, and consultation with the National Oceanic and 
Atmospheric Administration's Fisheries office under the Endangered 
Species Act.
    Alternative C--Ground-Based Integrated Pest Management. This 
alternative is identical to Alternative B except for the exclusion of 
helicopter application.
    Alternative D--Pest Management with No Pesticides. Pests would be 
managed using only the non-pesticide biological, prescribed fire, 
cultural, and other methods listed under Alternative A.
    Alternative E--No action: Continuation of Current Management 
Approach. The current management system allows for use of all non-
pesticide pest control practices at the seed orchard, as well as the 
use of pesticides on a specific case-by-case basis. All non-pesticide 
biological, prescribed fire, cultural, and other methods would be used 
in accordance with current procedures. When a specific need is 
identified for a biological or chemical pesticide, the action would be 
reviewed to determine whether it is encompassed by an existing 
environmental assessment or EIS.
    Agency Preferred Alternative: BLM's preferred alternative is 
Alternative B.
    Public participation has occurred throughout the NEPA process. Two 
Notices of Intent were filed in the Federal Register on March 26, 1999 
(64 FR 14747) and March 29, 2001 (66 FR 17192). An open house, direct 
mailings, and a site visit were conducted during scoping to solicit 
comments and ideas. A written comment period of 60 days was provided 
for review of the Draft EIS, during which two public meetings were 
conducted at the Tyrrell Seed Orchard on July 16, 2003 from 1 to 3 p.m. 
and 5 to 7 p.m. A new appendix in the Final EIS provides a complete set 
of public comments received on the Draft EIS, along with BLM's response 
to each comment.
    Following the 30-day availability period that begins with 
publication of EPA's Federal Register Notice of Availability, BLM will 
issue a Record of Decision announcing selection of the alternative to 
be implemented. This forest management decision may be protested under 
43 CFR part 5003--

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Administrative Remedies. In accordance with 43 CFR 5003.2, the decision 
for this project will not be subject to protest until the publication 
of a notice of decision in a newspaper of general circulation, a 
minimum of 30 days after the Notice of Availability of this Final EIS. 
Protests of the decision must be filed with this office within 15 days 
of the publication of a notice of decision in the newspaper. If no 
protest is received by the close of business (4:15 p.m. Pacific 
standard time) on the 15th day, the decision will become final. If a 
timely protest is received, the decision will be reconsidered in light 
of the protest and other pertinent information available in accordance 
with 43 CFR 5003.3.

Julia Dougan,
District Manager.
[FR Doc. 05-14417 Filed 7-21-05; 8:45 am]
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