Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers, 77118 [E5-8004]

Download as PDF 77118 Notices Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 249 Thursday, December 29, 2005 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. For General Information about TAA, Contact: Jean-Louis Pajot, Coordinator, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers, FAS, USDA, (202) 720–2916, e-mail: trade.adjustment@fas.usda.gov. Dated: December 16, 2005. W. Kirk Miller, Acting Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. [FR Doc. E5–8004 Filed 12–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Foreign Agricultural Service DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers Forest Service Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Caribou County, ID, Smoky Canyon Mine Panels F and G Project wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: The Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), approved a petition for trade adjustment assistance (TAA) that was filed on November 16, 2005, by a group of avocado producers in Florida. The certification date is December 29, 2005. Beginning on January 2, 2006, Florida avocado producers will be eligible to apply for fiscal year 2006 benefits during an application period ending April 3, 2006. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Upon investigation, the Administrator determined that increased imports of avocados contributed importantly to a decline in producer prices of avocados in Florida by 36.1 percent during June 2004 through May 2005, when compared with the previous 5-year average. Eligible producers must apply to the Farm Service Agency for benefits. After submitting completed applications, producers shall receive technical assistance provided by the Extension Service at no cost and may receive an adjustment assistance payment, if certain program criteria are satisfied. Applicants must obtain the technical assistance from the Extension Service by September 29, 2005, in order to be eligible for financial payments. Producers of raw agricultural commodities wishing to learn more about TAA and how they may apply should contact the Department of Agriculture at the addresses provided below for General Information. Producers Certified as Eligible for TAA, Contact: Farm Service Agency service centers in Florida. VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:56 Dec 28, 2005 Jkt 208001 Forest Service, USDA. Revision of the Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Smoky Canyon Mine, Panels F and G Project, as published in the Federal Register page 53998 to 53999 on September 15, 2003 (Vol. 68, No. 178). This revision includes a change of project schedule. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: The USDA, Forest Service, DOI, Bureau of Land Management and Idaho Department of Environmental Quality are preparing an Environmental Impact Statement to document the analysis and disclose the environmental impacts of the proposed Smoky Canyon Mine, Panels F and G Project, a phosphate mine expansion. This revised Notice of Intent is to document some changes in the schedule. In the original NOI, the tentative date for filing the Draft EIS was March of 2005 and the Final EIS was scheduled for September, 2005. Due to scheduling changes, the Draft EIS is now expected to be available for review in December, 2005. The final EIS is scheduled to be completed in July, 2006. Plans have been developed and submitted for agency review for an extension of open pit mining operations at the J.R. Simplot Company (Simplot) Smoky Canyon Phosphate Mine in Canyon County, Idaho, located approximately 20 miles west of Afton, Wyoming. Simplot has operated existing Smoky Canyon Mine since 1983 and within a few years will complete mining of currently permitted reserves. Agency Decisions: The BLM Idaho State Director or delegated official will PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 make a decision regarding approval of the proposed mine and reclamation plan and appropriate land use authorizations (including a proposed 520 acre modification to I–27512 and up to a 100 acre modification to I–01441) on leased lands. Decisions will be based on the EIS and any recommendations the FS may have regarding surface management of leased National Forest System lands. The Caribou-Targhee National Forest Supervisor makes recommendations to the BLM concerning surface management and mitigation on leased lands within the Caribou-Targhee National Forest and makes decisions on mine-related activities which occur offlease. The Army Corps of Engineers may also make decisions related to permits under section 404 of the Clean Water Act. A draft EIS is expected to be completed by the end of December 2005. A final EIS is expected in July of 2006. Scoping Procedure: The scoping procedure used for this EIS involved: Notification in Federal Register; a mailing to interested and potentially affected individuals, groups, Federal, State and local government entities eliciting comments, issues and concerns; local news releases or newspaper legal notices; and public scoping meetings. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to: Smoky Canyon Mine DEIS, c/o The Shipley Group, PO Box 2000, Bountiful, UT 84011–2000. E-mail: scmldeis@contentanalysisgroup.com. DATES: Bill Stout, Bureau of Land Management, Pocatello Field Office, 4350 Cliffs Drive, Pocatello, Idaho 83204, phone (208) 478–6340; or Scott Gerwe, CaribouTarghee National Forest, Soda Springs Ranger District, 410 E. Hooper Ave., Soda Springs, Idaho 83276, phone (208) 547–4356, Information is also available at http://www.blm.gov/nhp/spotlight/ state_info/planning.htm. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed new extension of mining operations in Panels F and G lie within the Caribou-Targhee National Forest on lands administered by the FS and Federal mineral leases administered by the BLM. Mining as proposed would take place on Panels F and G, including lease modifications (enlargement) of leases I–27512 and I–01441. These FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1

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This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules 
or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings 
and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, 
delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
appearing in this section.

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Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 249 / Thursday, December 29, 2005 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Foreign Agricultural Service


Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers

AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice.

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    The Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), approved a 
petition for trade adjustment assistance (TAA) that was filed on 
November 16, 2005, by a group of avocado producers in Florida. The 
certification date is December 29, 2005. Beginning on January 2, 2006, 
Florida avocado producers will be eligible to apply for fiscal year 
2006 benefits during an application period ending April 3, 2006.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Upon investigation, the Administrator 
determined that increased imports of avocados contributed importantly 
to a decline in producer prices of avocados in Florida by 36.1 percent 
during June 2004 through May 2005, when compared with the previous 5-
year average.
    Eligible producers must apply to the Farm Service Agency for 
benefits. After submitting completed applications, producers shall 
receive technical assistance provided by the Extension Service at no 
cost and may receive an adjustment assistance payment, if certain 
program criteria are satisfied. Applicants must obtain the technical 
assistance from the Extension Service by September 29, 2005, in order 
to be eligible for financial payments.
    Producers of raw agricultural commodities wishing to learn more 
about TAA and how they may apply should contact the Department of 
Agriculture at the addresses provided below for General Information.
    Producers Certified as Eligible for TAA, Contact: Farm Service 
Agency service centers in Florida.
    For General Information about TAA, Contact: Jean-Louis Pajot, 
Coordinator, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Farmers, FAS, USDA, (202) 
720-2916, e-mail: trade.adjustment@fas.usda.gov.

    Dated: December 16, 2005.
W. Kirk Miller,
Acting Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service.
 [FR Doc. E5-8004 Filed 12-28-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-10-P