National Urban & Community Forestry Advisory Council Meeting, 55101-55102 [05-18658]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 181 / Tuesday, September 20, 2005 / Notices Extension Act of 1996 was signed. One of the provisions of the Act was the authorization of the section 538 Guaranteed Rural Rental Housing Program (GRRHP), adding the program to the Housing Act of 1949. The purpose of the GRRHP is to increase the supply of affordable rural rental housing through the use of loan guarantees that encourage partnerships between the Rural Housing Service (RHS), private lenders and public agencies. RUS will approve qualified lenders to participate and monitor lender performance to ensure program requirements are met. RHS will collect information from lenders on the eligibility cost, benefits, feasibility, and financial performance of the proposed project. Need and Use of the Information: RHS will collect information from lenders to manage, plan, evaluate, and account for Government resources. 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[FR Doc. 05–18630 Filed 9–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–XT–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. 05–069–1] Public Meeting; National Animal Identification System Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service will hold a public meeting concerning the animal movement tracking database component VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:53 Sep 19, 2005 Jkt 205001 for the National Animal Identification System. The purpose of the meeting is to initiate dialogue about this initiative with industry stakeholders, including representatives of national organizations that represent livestock and poultry production sectors, livestock producers, and other interested individuals. This notice provides information on the discussion topics as well as the date, time, and place of the meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 12, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Radisson Hotel & Suites Kansas City—City Center, 1301 Wyandotte Street, Kansas City, MO. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Neil Hammerschmidt, Coordinator, National Animal Identification System, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 200, Riverdale, MD 20737; phone (301) 734– 0739, fax (301) 734–7963, or e-mail: Neil.E.Hammerschmidt @aphis.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Animal Identification System (NAIS) has made steady progress in 2005. Over 109,000 premises have been registered in the NAIS, setting the foundation for the animal identification components. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has reviewed over 600 comments on the draft strategic plan and draft program standards. There is significant support from the industry to move forward as proposed in the draft strategic plan, in particular, to implement a phased-in program in the proposed time frame. There was also support, especially from cattle producers, for having the animal tracking database maintained outside the Federal Government. After considerable discussion regarding the design and administration of the animal tracking database, we have concluded that having multiple industry program databases ‘‘feed’’ a centralized, privately held repository with all animal movement data can be achieved and can meet the needs of our animal health programs. To initiate the necessary dialogue with the industry, we will hold a public meeting on October 12, 2005. At the meeting, we will discuss the relationship between the industry and USDA that would have to be in place for such a system to function effectively. Among the options to be discussed is the formation of a new entity representing all sectors of the production industry to lead the effort to develop, and provide ongoing oversight PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55101 of, a private animal tracking data repository. USDA and State representatives will define the system specifications and user requirements that the animal tracking database must meet to support ongoing animal health surveillance programs and traceback investigations. Done in Washington, DC, this 15th day of September 2005. Kevin Shea, Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 05–18760 Filed 9–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service National Urban & Community Forestry Advisory Council Meeting AGENCY: ACTION: Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council will meet in Sacramento, California, October 18–20, 2005. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss emerging issues in urban and community forestry. The meeting will be held October 18–20, 2005. DATES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Sacramento Northeast, 5321 Date Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95841. Individuals who wish to speak at the meeting or to propose agenda items must send their names and proposals to Suzanne M. del Villar, Executive Assistant, National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council, P.O. Box 1003, Sugarloaf, CA 92386– 1003. Individuals may fax their names and proposed agenda items to (909) 585–9527. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suzanne M. del Villar, Urban and Community Forestry Staff, (909) 585– 9268, or via e-mail at sdelvillar@fs.fed.us. The meeting is open to the public. Council discussion is limited to Forest Service staff and Council members; however, persons who wish to bring urban and community forestry matters to the attention of the Council may file written statements with the Council staff before or after the meeting. Public input sessions will be provided. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\20SEN1.SGM 20SEN1 55102 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 181 / Tuesday, September 20, 2005 / Notices Dated: September 13, 2005. Robin L. Thompson, Associate Deputy Chief, State and Private Forestry. [FR Doc. 05–18658 Filed 9–19–05; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ACTION: Glenn/Colusa County Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. SUMMARY: The Glenn/Colusa County Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Willows, California. Agenda items to be covered include: (1) Introductions, (2) Approval of Minutes, (3) Public Comment, (4) Project Proposal/Possible Action, (5) Web site Update, (6) Update on Colusa Title III Money, (7) General Discussion, (8) Next Agenda. The meeting will be held on September 26, 2005, from 1:30 p.m. and end at approximately 4:30 p.m. DATES: The meeting will be held at the Mendocino National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 825 N. Humboldt Ave., Willows, CA 95988. Individuals wishing to speak or propose agenda items must send their names and proposals to Jim Giachino, DFO, 825 N. Humboldt Ave., Willows, CA 95988. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bobbin Gaddini, Committee coordinator, USDA, Mendocino National Forest, Grindstone Ranger District, P.O. Box 164, Elk Creek, CA 95939. (530) 968–1815; e-mail ggaddini@fs.fed.us. The meeting is open to the public. Committee discussion is limited to Forest Service staff and Committee members. However, persons who wish to bring matters to the attention of the Committee may file written statements with the Committee staff before or after the meeting. Public input sessions will be provided and individuals who made written requests by September 23, 2005 will have the opportunity to address the committee at those sessions. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: September 13, 2005. James F. Giachino, Designated Federal Official. [FR Doc. 05–18648 Filed 9–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:53 Sep 19, 2005 RIN 0596–AC12 Jkt 205001 Forest Service, USDA. Notice. AGENCY: Forest Service ACTION: Forest Service Rangeland Management Direction Regarding Grazing Permit Administration BILLING CODE 3410–11–P AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE SUMMARY: On July 19, 2005, the Forest Service published a notice in the Federal Register with request for comment on the issuance of two (2) interim directives (IDs) to Forest Service Handbook (FSH) 2209.13, chapter 10— Term Grazing Permits and chapter 20— Grazing Agreements. These IDs established procedures and responsibilities for administering term grazing permits and grazing agreements (FR 70 41370). On that same day, several other amendments to FSH 2209.13, as well as amendments to several chapters of Forest Service Manual (FSM) 2200 on Range Management were issued. On August 19, 2005, the Forest Service published a notice in the Federal Register notifying the public that the IDs had been rescinded and a revised ID had been reissued on August 16, 2005. In addition, the Forest Service announced that proposed directives containing the direction removed from the two chapters had been prepared and were available for public comment (70 FR 48663). On September 2, 2005, a third Federal Register notice was published to correct the World Wide Web/Internet address and proposed direction that included incorrect restrictions of the base property and livestock ownership requirements (70 FR 52362). The Forest Service rescinded all of the direction referred to in these three Federal Register notices on September 9, 2005, and replaced it with the direction that was in place prior to July 19, 2005. DATES: Rangeland Management direction in effect prior to July 19, 2005, in the Forest Service Manual 2200 contents, the zero code chapter, chapters 2210, 2230, 2240, 2250, and 2270; and direction in the Forest Service Handbook contents, zero code chapter, and chapters 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, and 90 were reinstated on September 9, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ralph Giffen, Rangeland Management Staff, USDA Forest Service, (202) 205– 1455. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Forest Service directives consist of the Forest Service Manual (FSM) and the Forest PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Service Handbook (FSH), which contain the agency’s policies, practices, and procedures and serves as the primary basis for the internal management and control of programs and administrative direction to Forest Service employees. The directives for all agency programs are set out on the World Wide Web/ Internet at http://www.fs.fed.us/im/ directives. The FSM contains legal authorities, objectives, policies, responsibilities, instructions, and guidance needed on a continuing basis by Forest Service line officers and primary staff to plan and execute programs and activities. The FSH is the principal source of specialized guidance and instruction for carrying out the policies, objectives, and responsibilities contained in the FSM. The Forest Service is committed to providing adequate opportunities for the public to comment on the formulation of administrative directives that are of substantial public interest or controversy, as provided in the regulations at 36 CFR part 216. The Forest Service will make an extra effort to ensure that proposed changes in FSM 2200 and FSH 2209.13 are well communicated to the public and that the public has ample opportunity to comment on and be appropriately involved in those changes. Therefore, the 14 amended chapters and two ID chapters issued July 19, 2005, and the two revised ID chapters issued again on August 19, 2005, are rescinded. Rangeland management direction in effect prior to the July 19, 2005 releases is reinstated in full. Comment is also no longer requested on the proposed directives. The Forest Service’s objective is to clarify its rangeland management directives and explain the proposed changes while ensuring that a clear process for public comment is provided. Proposed rangeland management policy along with procedures for comment will be reevaluated prior to requesting future public comment. Dated: September 14, 2005. Ann Bartuska, Acting Chief. [FR Doc. 05–18659 Filed 9–19–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Shoshone National Forest, Wyoming, Revised Land and Resource Management Plan AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\20SEN1.SGM Forest Service, USDA. 20SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 181 (Tuesday, September 20, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55101-55102]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-18658]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


National Urban & Community Forestry Advisory Council Meeting

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council 
will meet in Sacramento, California, October 18-20, 2005. The purpose 
of the meeting is to discuss emerging issues in urban and community 
forestry.

DATES: The meeting will be held October 18-20, 2005.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Sacramento 
Northeast, 5321 Date Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95841. Individuals who wish 
to speak at the meeting or to propose agenda items must send their 
names and proposals to Suzanne M. del Villar, Executive Assistant, 
National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council, P.O. Box 1003, 
Sugarloaf, CA 92386-1003. Individuals may fax their names and proposed 
agenda items to (909) 585-9527.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Suzanne M. del Villar, Urban and 
Community Forestry Staff, (909) 585-9268, or via e-mail at 
sdelvillar@fs.fed.us.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting is open to the public. Council 
discussion is limited to Forest Service staff and Council members; 
however, persons who wish to bring urban and community forestry matters 
to the attention of the Council may file written statements with the 
Council staff before or after the meeting. Public input sessions will 
be provided.


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    Dated: September 13, 2005.
Robin L. Thompson,
Associate Deputy Chief, State and Private Forestry.
[FR Doc. 05-18658 Filed 9-19-05; 8:45 am]
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