Bureau of Land Management, 44684 [05-15275]

Download as PDF 44684 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 148 / Wednesday, August 3, 2005 / Notices alternatives will be carried forward into detailed analyses pursuant to NEPA. We will take the following steps prior to making a decision regarding any release of the silvery minnow as ‘‘experimental’’: (1) Compile and analyze all new biological information on the species; (2) review and update the administrative record covering previous Federal actions for the species; (3) review the overall approach to the conservation and recovery of the silvery minnow in the United States; (4) review available information that pertains to the habitat requirements of this species, including material received during the public comment period for this notice, during the scoping meetings, and from previous rulemakings; (5) review actions identified in the Recovery Plan (Service 1999); (6) coordinate with State, county, local, and Federal partners; (7) coordinate with Mexican authorities; (8) write a draft EA and present alternatives to the public for review and comment; (9) incorporate public input and use current knowledge of silvery minnow habitat use and availability to precisely map the potential experimental population area; (10) publish a proposed experimental population rule in the Federal Register and solicit comments from the public; (11) finalize the draft EA; and (12) if we determine it is prudent to proceed with the designation, finalize the experimental population rule, thereby identifying an experimental population area and authorizing the release of the silvery minnow as an experimental population in Texas. We are the lead Federal agency for compliance with NEPA for this action. Thus far, the National Park Service and the International Boundary and Water Commission, United States Section, have agreed to be cooperating agencies in the NEPA process. The draft EA will incorporate public concerns in the analysis of impacts associated with the proposed action and associated project alternatives. The draft EA will be sent out for a minimum 30-day public review period, during which time comments will be solicited on the adequacy of the document. The final EA will address the comments we receive during public review and will be furnished to all who commented on the draft EA, and made available to anyone who requests a copy. This notice is provided pursuant to regulations for implementing NEPA (40 CFR 1506.6). New Mexico Ecological Services Field Office (see ADDRESSES section). Authority: The authority for this action is the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Dated: July 22, 2005. Paul Hoffman, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks. [FR Doc. 05–15303 Filed 8–2–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [OR–038–1220–AL; HAG 05–0176] Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Vale District. ACTION: Meeting notice for National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center Advisory Board. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center Advisory Board will meet September 22, 2005, 8 a.m. to Noon (PDT) at the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 42267 Highway 86, Baker City, Oregon. Meeting topics may include capital improvement, education and outreach, a facility tour, and other topics as may come before the board. The meeting is open to the public, and the public comment opportunity is scheduled from 10 to 10:15 a.m. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Additional information concerning the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center Advisory Board may be obtained from Debbie Lyons, Public Affairs Officer, BLM Vale District Office, 100 Oregon Street, Vale, Oregon 97918, (541) 473–6218 or e-mail Debra_Lyons@or.blm.gov. Dated: July 27, 2005. David R. Henderson, Vale District Manager. [FR Doc. 05–15275 Filed 8–2–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management Notice of Public Meeting: Resource Advisory Council to the Boise District, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior References Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. A complete list of all references cited in this notice is available, upon request, from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory VerDate jul<14>2003 15:22 Aug 02, 2005 Jkt 205001 AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00132 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Boise District Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will meet as indicated below. DATES: The meeting will be held August 23, 2005, beginning at 9 a.m. and adjourning at 4 p.m. at the Ashley Inn, located at 500 N. Main St., Cascade, ID. Public comment periods will be held after topics on the agenda. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: MJ Byrne, Public Affairs Officer and RAC Coordinator, BLM Boise District, 3948 Development Ave., Boise, ID 83705, Telephone (208) 384–3393. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 15member Council advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in southwestern Idaho. At this meeting, the following actions will occur/topics will be discussed: • Hot Topics; • Three Field Office Managers and District Fire Manager provide updates on current issues and planned activities in their Field Offices and the District; • District Fire Manager, Andy Delmas provides a review of the fires that have occurred in 2005, including an assessment of damage to natural resources, wildlife and wildlife habitat, sensitive species, areas of critical environmental concern including LEPA (Lepidium Papilliferum) • Subcommittee Reports: Æ Rangeland Standards and Guidelines; Æ Briefing on the new grazing regulations, Æ Briefing on the status of assessments, appeals and litigation, Æ OHV & Transportation Management; Æ Briefing on development of District Travel Management Plan, Æ Briefing on DOI Listening Sessions held on proposed Recreation RAC’s. Æ Sage Grouse Habitat Management, and; Æ Briefing on current activities of the Owyhee Sage Grouse Working Group, Æ Resource Management Plans, Æ Overview of changes to draft alternatives for the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area Resource Management Plan since April presentation to RAC. Discussion and feedback. Agenda items and location may change due to changing circumstances, including wildfire emergencies. All meetings are open to the public. The public may present written comments to the Council. Each formal Council meeting will also have time allocated for E:\FR\FM\03AUN1.SGM 03AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 148 (Wednesday, August 3, 2005)]
[Notices]
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[FR Doc No: 05-15275]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR


Bureau of Land Management

[OR-038-1220-AL; HAG 05-0176]

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Vale District.

ACTION: Meeting notice for National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive 
Center Advisory Board.

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SUMMARY: The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center 
Advisory Board will meet September 22, 2005, 8 a.m. to Noon (PDT) at 
the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center, 42267 Highway 
86, Baker City, Oregon.
    Meeting topics may include capital improvement, education and 
outreach, a facility tour, and other topics as may come before the 
board. The meeting is open to the public, and the public comment 
opportunity is scheduled from 10 to 10:15 a.m.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Additional information concerning the 
National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center Advisory Board may 
be obtained from Debbie Lyons, Public Affairs Officer, BLM Vale 
District Office, 100 Oregon Street, Vale, Oregon 97918, (541) 473-6218 
or e-mail Debra--Lyons@or.blm.gov.

    Dated: July 27, 2005.
David R. Henderson,
Vale District Manager.
[FR Doc. 05-15275 Filed 8-2-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-33-P