Revision of Land Management Plan for the National Forests in Mississippi, 43391-43392 [05-14879]

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All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Mike Johanns, Secretary of Agriculture. [FR Doc. 05–14781 Filed 7–26–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–02–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Revision of Land Management Plan for the National Forests in Mississippi Forest Service, USDA. Notice of adjustment to an ongoing plan revision process. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The National Forests in Mississippi elects to adjust its land management plan revision process from compliance with the 1982 planning regulations, to conformance with new planning regulations adopted in January 2005. This adjustment will have the following effects: (1) The revised forest plan will consist of five components organized into three main parts or sections, making it more strategic and flexible (36 CFR part 219). (2) The Responsible Official who approves the final plan will be the Forest Supervisor instead of the Regional Forester (36 CFR 219.2). (3) The National Forests in Mississippi will establish an environmental management system simultaneously with completion of the revised forest plan (36 CFR 219.5). (4) The National Forests in Mississippi will prepare a comprehensive evaluation for plan revision in conjunction with development of the revised plan (36 CFR 219.6). (5) Pending final rulemaking, the planning and decision-making process may be categorically excluded from analysis and documentation in an environmental impact statement and record of decision (see draft rule at 70 FR 1062, January 5, 2005). (6) Administrative review will consist of a pre-decision objection process (36 CFR 219.13). E:\FR\FM\27JYN1.SGM 27JYN1 43392 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 143 / Wednesday, July 27, 2005 / Notices Transition is effective immediately upon publication of this notice in the Federal Register, July 27, 2005. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to; Forest Plan Revision, National Forests in Mississippi, 100 West Capitol Street, Suite 1141, Jackson, MS 39269. Electronic mail should include ‘‘Forest Plan Revision’’ in the subject line and be sent to: Mississippi_Plan@fs.fed.us. Forest plan revision World Wide Web internet address is: http:// www.fs.fed.us/r8/mississippi/ forest_plan/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Long, Planning Team Leader, National Forests in Mississippi, (601) 965–4391; TTY (601) 965–6038. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Bienville, Delta, De Soto, Holly Springs, Homochitto, and Tombigbee National Forests are managed as a single administrative unit (National Forests in Mississippi). In December of 1999, the National Forests in Mississippi formally initiated its land management plan revision process with publication of a notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement for plan revision (64 FR 69686, December 14, 1999). After that initiation, several delays were experienced due to budget and administrative matters. In anticipation of funding becoming available in fiscal year 2004, the National Forests in Mississippi published a second (or revised) notice of intent in September 2003 (68 FR 55576, September 26, 2003). When plan revision began again in earnest in 2004, the National Forests in Mississippi resumed formal public involvement activities including hosting ‘‘open houses’’ in September and October 2004 around the state. There has been considerable public participation and collaborative work on this planning process over the past few years, including more than 35 public meetings to date. Input from previous public involvement will continue to be considered along with additional (ongoing) collaborative efforts during development of the plan revision components under the January 5, 2005, Planning Rule (70 FR 1023, January 5, 2005). The plan revision process will continue to be an open planning process with numerous opportunities for the public to obtain information, provide comment, or participate in collaborative stakeholder activities. Options for the public include any of the following methods: (1) Reviewing and commenting on the preliminary plan components, analysis DATES: VerDate jul<14>2003 19:40 Jul 26, 2005 Jkt 205001 results, and supporting maps posted on our Web site, (2) Attending open house meetings, (3) Requesting planning team presentations to specific groups, (4) Newsletters, or (5) Providing input during formal comment periods. The focal points of the future collaborative work will be: (1) Review and adjustment of the preliminary proposed action (desired conditions and suitability of land areas for various purposes) and identification of options. (2) Development of management objectives to assist in attaining or maintaining desired conditions. (3) Formulation of guidelines to serve as operational controls to help ensure projects move toward or maintain desired conditions. (4) Development of the plan monitoring framework and environmental management system to guide adaptive management. We expect to complete this phase of collaboration during the fall of 2005. Our remaining forest plan revision schedule will be approximately as follows: (1) Release of draft forest plan and start of 90-day public comment period, spring 2006, (2) Release of final plans and start of 30-day objection period, fall 2006, (3) Final decision and start of plan implementation, winter 2006. Antoine L. Dixon, Forest Supervisor, National Forests in Mississippi, is the Responsible Official (36 CFR 219.2(b)(1)). (Authority: 36 CFR 219.9(b)(2)(i), 70 FR 1023, January 5, 2005) Dated: July 15, 2005. Antoine L. Dixon, Forest Supervisor, National Forests in Mississippi. [FR Doc. 05–14879 Filed 7–26–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Invitation for Nominations to the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), USDA. ACTION: Solicitation of nominations for Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics Membership. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, this notice announces an PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 invitation from the Office of the Secretary of Agriculture for nominations to the Advisory Committee on Agriculture Statistics. 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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 143 (Wednesday, July 27, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43391-43392]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-14879]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Revision of Land Management Plan for the National Forests in 
Mississippi

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of adjustment to an ongoing plan revision process.

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SUMMARY: The National Forests in Mississippi elects to adjust its land 
management plan revision process from compliance with the 1982 planning 
regulations, to conformance with new planning regulations adopted in 
January 2005. This adjustment will have the following effects:
    (1) The revised forest plan will consist of five components 
organized into three main parts or sections, making it more strategic 
and flexible (36 CFR part 219).
    (2) The Responsible Official who approves the final plan will be 
the Forest Supervisor instead of the Regional Forester (36 CFR 219.2).
    (3) The National Forests in Mississippi will establish an 
environmental management system simultaneously with completion of the 
revised forest plan (36 CFR 219.5).
    (4) The National Forests in Mississippi will prepare a 
comprehensive evaluation for plan revision in conjunction with 
development of the revised plan (36 CFR 219.6).
    (5) Pending final rulemaking, the planning and decision-making 
process may be categorically excluded from analysis and documentation 
in an environmental impact statement and record of decision (see draft 
rule at 70 FR 1062, January 5, 2005).
    (6) Administrative review will consist of a pre-decision objection 
process (36 CFR 219.13).

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DATES: Transition is effective immediately upon publication of this 
notice in the Federal Register, July 27, 2005.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments to; Forest Plan Revision, National 
Forests in Mississippi, 100 West Capitol Street, Suite 1141, Jackson, 
MS 39269. Electronic mail should include ``Forest Plan Revision'' in 
the subject line and be sent to: Mississippi--Plan@fs.fed.us. Forest 
plan revision World Wide Web internet address is: http://www.fs.fed.us/
r8/mississippi/forest_plan/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jeff Long, Planning Team Leader, 
National Forests in Mississippi, (601) 965-4391; TTY (601) 965-6038.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Bienville, Delta, De Soto, Holly 
Springs, Homochitto, and Tombigbee National Forests are managed as a 
single administrative unit (National Forests in Mississippi). In 
December of 1999, the National Forests in Mississippi formally 
initiated its land management plan revision process with publication of 
a notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement for 
plan revision (64 FR 69686, December 14, 1999). After that initiation, 
several delays were experienced due to budget and administrative 
matters. In anticipation of funding becoming available in fiscal year 
2004, the National Forests in Mississippi published a second (or 
revised) notice of intent in September 2003 (68 FR 55576, September 26, 
2003). When plan revision began again in earnest in 2004, the National 
Forests in Mississippi resumed formal public involvement activities 
including hosting ``open houses'' in September and October 2004 around 
the state. There has been considerable public participation and 
collaborative work on this planning process over the past few years, 
including more than 35 public meetings to date. Input from previous 
public involvement will continue to be considered along with additional 
(ongoing) collaborative efforts during development of the plan revision 
components under the January 5, 2005, Planning Rule (70 FR 1023, 
January 5, 2005).
    The plan revision process will continue to be an open planning 
process with numerous opportunities for the public to obtain 
information, provide comment, or participate in collaborative 
stakeholder activities. Options for the public include any of the 
following methods:
    (1) Reviewing and commenting on the preliminary plan components, 
analysis results, and supporting maps posted on our Web site,
    (2) Attending open house meetings,
    (3) Requesting planning team presentations to specific groups,
    (4) Newsletters, or
    (5) Providing input during formal comment periods.
    The focal points of the future collaborative work will be:
    (1) Review and adjustment of the preliminary proposed action 
(desired conditions and suitability of land areas for various purposes) 
and identification of options.
    (2) Development of management objectives to assist in attaining or 
maintaining desired conditions.
    (3) Formulation of guidelines to serve as operational controls to 
help ensure projects move toward or maintain desired conditions.
    (4) Development of the plan monitoring framework and environmental 
management system to guide adaptive management. We expect to complete 
this phase of collaboration during the fall of 2005.
    Our remaining forest plan revision schedule will be approximately 
as follows:
    (1) Release of draft forest plan and start of 90-day public comment 
period, spring 2006,
    (2) Release of final plans and start of 30-day objection period, 
fall 2006,
    (3) Final decision and start of plan implementation, winter 2006.
    Antoine L. Dixon, Forest Supervisor, National Forests in 
Mississippi, is the Responsible Official (36 CFR 219.2(b)(1)).

(Authority: 36 CFR 219.9(b)(2)(i), 70 FR 1023, January 5, 2005)

    Dated: July 15, 2005.
Antoine L. Dixon,
Forest Supervisor, National Forests in Mississippi.
[FR Doc. 05-14879 Filed 7-26-05; 8:45 am]
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