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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 248 / Wednesday, December 28, 2005 / Notices Responsible Official ˜ Jim Pena, Forest Supervisor, Plumas National Forest, P.O. Box 11500, Quincy, CA 95971. Nature of Decision To Be Made Based on the supplement, the responsible official will decide whether to implement the project based on an alternative in the FEIS or not implement the project at this time. wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Early Notice of Importance of Public Participation in Subsequent Environmental Review A draft supplemental environmental impact statement will be prepared for comment. The comment period on the draft supplemental 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 supplemental 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 position 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 supplemental environmental impact statement stage but that are not raised until after completion of the final supplemental environmental impact statement may be waived or dismissed by the courts. City of Angoon v. Hodel, 803 F.2d 1016, 1022 (9th Cir. 1986) 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 supplemental environmental impact statement. To assist the Forest Service in identifying and considering issues and concerns on the proposed action, comments on the draft supplemental environmental impact statement should be as specific as possible. It is also helpful if comments refer to specific pages of the draft supplement. Comments may also address the adequacy of the draft supplemental environmental impact statement or the VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:37 Dec 27, 2005 Jkt 208001 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: December 20, 2005. ˜ James M. Pena, Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 05–24517 Filed 12–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M ARCTIC RESEARCH COMMISSION [USARC 05–123] Notice of Meeting December 12, 2005. Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Arctic Research Commission will hold its 78th Meeting in Seattle, WA on January 19–20, 2006. The Business Session open to the public will convene at 9 a.m. Thursday, January 19. The Agenda items include: (1) Call to order and approval of the Agenda. (2) Approval of the Minutes of the 77th Meeting. (3) Reports from Congressional Liaisons. (4) Agency Reports. The focus of the Meeting will be reports and updates on programs and research projects affecting the Arctic. Presentations include a review of the research needs for civil infrastructure in Alaska. The Business Session will reconvene at 9 a.m. Friday, January 20, 2006. An Executive Session will follow adjournment of the Business Session. Any person planning to attend this meeting who requires special accessibility features and/or auxiliary aids, such as sign language interpreters must inform the Commission in advance of those needs. Contact Person for More Information: Dr. Garrett W. Brass, Executive Director, Arctic Research Commission, 793–525– 0111 or TDD 703–306–0090. Garrett W. Brass, Executive Director. 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ARCTIC RESEARCH COMMISSION

[USARC 05-123]


Notice of Meeting

December 12, 2005.
    Notice is hereby given that the U.S. Arctic Research Commission 
will hold its 78th Meeting in Seattle, WA on January 19-20, 2006. The 
Business Session open to the public will convene at 9 a.m. Thursday, 
January 19. The Agenda items include:
    (1) Call to order and approval of the Agenda.
    (2) Approval of the Minutes of the 77th Meeting.
    (3) Reports from Congressional Liaisons.
    (4) Agency Reports.
    The focus of the Meeting will be reports and updates on programs 
and research projects affecting the Arctic. Presentations include a 
review of the research needs for civil infrastructure in Alaska.
    The Business Session will reconvene at 9 a.m. Friday, January 20, 
2006. An Executive Session will follow adjournment of the Business 
Session.
    Any person planning to attend this meeting who requires special 
accessibility features and/or auxiliary aids, such as sign language 
interpreters must inform the Commission in advance of those needs.
    Contact Person for More Information: Dr. Garrett W. Brass, 
Executive Director, Arctic Research Commission, 793-525-0111 or TDD 
703-306-0090.

Garrett W. Brass,
Executive Director.
[FR Doc. 05-24491 Filed 12-27-05; 8:45 am]
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