90-Day Comment Period on the Draft Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands Land Management Plan (Draft Grasslands Plan), 77373-77374 [05-24645]

Download as PDF wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 250 / Friday, December 30, 2005 / Notices 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 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, 533 (1978). Also, environmental objections that could be raised at the draft environmental impact statement stage but that are not raised until after completion of the final 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 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 or chapters of the draft statement. Comments may also address the adequacy of the draft environmental impact statement or the 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 addressees of those who comment, will be considered part of the public record on this proposal and will be available for public inspection. The Idaho Panhandle National Forests Supervisor will make a decision on the project after considering comments and responses, environmental consequences discussed in the Final Supplemental EIS, and applicable laws, regulations and policies. The decision and supporting reasons will be documented in a Record of Decision. (Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7 and 1508.22; Forest Service Handbook 1909.15, Section 21) VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:16 Dec 29, 2005 Jkt 208001 Dated: December 19, 2005. Ranotta K. McNair, Forest Supervisor, Idaho Panhandle National Forests. [FR Doc. 05–24526 Filed 12–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service 90-Day Comment Period on the Draft Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands Land Management Plan (Draft Grasslands Plan) The Pike and San Isabel National Forests and the Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands, Forest Service, USDA. AGENCY: Authority: 36 CFR 219.9(b)(2). Notice: Commencement of 90-day comment period on the Draft Land Management Plan for the Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands. SUMMARY: The Pike and San Isabel National Forests and the Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands have commenced a 90-day comment period, effective December 28, 2005, on the Draft Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands Land Management Plan and supporting documents, including the environmental assessment (EA) and the finding of no significant impact (FONSI). DATES: December 21, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barb Masinton, 719–553–1475. The Pike and San Isabel National Forests and the Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands (PSICC) has commenced a 90-day comment period, effective December 28, 2005, on the Draft Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands Management Plan (Draft Grasslands Plan); environmental assessment (EA) and finding of no significant impact (FONSI); and supporting documents for the Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands. The comment period is from December 28, 2005 through April 3, 2006. You are invited to review and comment on the Draft Grasslands Plan, EA/FONSI, and supporting documents by providing the Responsible Official (the Forest Supervisor) with information that you believe should be addressed in the final stages of the planning process. We are especially interested in comments on the Draft Grasslands Plan. The documents that are available for review and comment include the following: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77373 1. Draft Grasslands Plan, including applicable maps 2. The EA and FONSI 3. Evaluations of existing resource conditions and trends 4. Ecological sustainability evaluations 5. Species diversity evaluations 6. Economic and social sustainability evaluations 7. Wild and scenic river eligibility report 8. Scenery management systems evaluation 9. Roads analysis report 10. Reports on the historic range of variation for vegetation and watersheds All documents can be viewed, accessed, and downloaded at the following Web site: http:// www.fs.fed.us/r2/psicc/projects/ forest_revision/. The Draft Grasslands Plan and the EA/FONSI are also available, by request, in paper copy or on CD. Only those persons or organizations who participate in this 90-day comment period may object to the final Plan. Full participation in the planning process requires that written comments be received by the Responsible Official during the 90-day comment period. The opportunity to object to the final Plan will be during the 30-day objection period before Plan approval (36 CFR 219.13(a)). The most helpful comments would be about concerns, suggestions, or additions related to the following questions: 1. Does the Draft Grasslands Plan clearly state the desired conditions of the Grasslands and are they realistic and achievable? 2. Does the Draft Grasslands Plan clearly state what ecological, economic, and social conditions are desired and why? 3. Can the Draft Grasslands Plan be implemented as written? If not, what changes are needed and what obstacles exist? 4. Is there additional, relevant scientific information that could be used in the analyses? 5. Would implementing the Draft Grasslands Plan lead to the achievement of the desired conditions? If not, tell us why not, and what changes are needed. 6. Is the Draft Grasslands Plan clear about what steps (objectives) will be taken to achieve or maintain the stated desired conditions? If not, what needs to be changed and how? 7. Do you believe that underlying assumptions and analyses that were used in developing the Draft Grasslands Plan are correct and based on factual information? E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1 77374 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 250 / Friday, December 30, 2005 / Notices 8. Have possible negative consequences, risks, or uncertainties been adequately considered? If not, what changes are needed? 9. Is the Draft Grasslands Plan consistent with laws, policies, and the multiple-use mission of the USDA Forest Service? Please note that all comments, names, and addresses become part of the public record and are subject to FOIA, except for proprietary documents and information. If there is a possibility that you will file an objection during the objection process, we recommend that the names and addresses of the interested parties are included with the comments. Comments should meet the following requirements: 1. State that the comment is filed in response to the 90-day comment period for the Draft Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands Land Management Plan (Draft Grasslands Plan). 2. Identify the title of the document that your comment is a response to. 3. Clearly state your comment and include reasons, recommendations, and supporting information. Comments must be postmarked by April 3, 2006. Comments can be sent by mail to: CC Grasslands Plan, 225 Bush Street, Suite 1700, San Francisco, CA 94104–4207. Comments by e-mail should be sent to: ccgrassplan@caet.esassoc.com. Comments may also be faxed to: 415– 896–0332. January 13, 2006 to be considered at this meeting. DATES: The meeting will be held January 20, 2006, from 6–9 p.m. and will continue on January 21, 2006, from 9– 12 a.m., if necessary. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Kwaan Conference Room, 712 Ocean Cape Drive, Yakutat, Alaska. Send written comments to Tricia O’Connor, c/ o Forest Service, USDA, P.O. Box 327, Yakutat, AK 99689, (907) 784–3359 or electronically to poconnor@fs.fed.us. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tricia O’Connor, District Ranger and Designated Federal Official, Yakutat Ranger District, (907) 784–3359. 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 resource projects or other Resource Advisory Committee 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 and individuals who made written requests by January 13, 2006 will have the opportunity to address the Council at those sessions. Dated: December 21, 2005. Robert J. Leaverton, Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 05–24645 Filed 12–29–05; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Yakutat Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of meeting. wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Yakutat Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Yakutat, Alaska. The purpose of the meeting is continue business of the Yakutat Resource Advisory Committee. The committee was formed to carry out the requirements of the Secure Rural Schools and Self-Determination Act of 2000. The agenda for this meeting is to review submitted project proposals and consider recommending projects for funding. Project proposals are due by Jkt 208001 Dated: December 21, 2005. Bob Castaneda, Kootenai National Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 05–24631 Filed 12–29–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M Forest Service Notice of New Fee Site; Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, (Title VIII, Pub. L. 108–447) DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE [Order No. 1431] SUMMARY: The Kootenai National Forest proposes to begin charging a $25 day use fee for rental of the Bull River Pavilion (10 a.m.–10 p.m.). An additional $15 fee will be charged for use past 10 p.m. to be paid at the district. Rentals of other day use sites on the Kootenai National Forest show that the public appreciate and enjoy the availability of reserving and using group site facilities. Funds from the rental will be used for the continued operation and maintenance of the Bull River Pavilion. DATES: Bull River Pavilion will become available for rent July 1, 2006. Comments, concerns, or questions about Pursuant to its authority under the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: Whereas, the Northern Mississippi FTZ, Inc., grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 262, submitted an application to the Board for authority to expand FTZ 262 to include two additional parcels at the DeSoto Trade Center in Southaven (DeSoto County), Mississippi, within the Memphis Customs port of entry (FTZ Docket 31–2005; filed 7/12/05); Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE 18:16 Dec 29, 2005 BILLING CODE 3410–11–M Kootenai National Forest, USDA Forest Service. ACTION: Notice of New Fee Site. BILLING CODE 3410–ES–M VerDate Aug<31>2005 Dated: December 19, 2005. Patricia M. O’Connor, District Ranger, Yakutat Ranger District, Tongass National Forest. [FR Doc. 05–24647 Filed 12–29–05; 8:45 am] this new fee must be submitted by January 30, 2006. ADDRESSES: Forest Supervisor’s Office, 1101 U.S. Hwy. 2 West, Libby, Montana, 59923. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bill Fansler, Forest Recreation Officer, 406– 293–6211. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Recreation Lands Enhancement Act (Title VII, Pub. L. 108–447) directed the Secretary of Agriculture to publish a six month advance notice in the Federal Register whenever new recreation fees are established. The intent of this notice is to give publics an opportunity to comment if they have concerns or questions about new fees. The Kootenai National Forest currently has four other groups sites that can be reserved. An analysis of Bull River Pavilion has shown that people desire having this sort of recreation experience on the Kootenai National Forest. A market analysis indicated that the $25 day use fee with the $15 additional night use fee is both reasonable and acceptable for this sort of unique recreation experience. People want to rent Bull River Pavilion will need to do so through the National Recreation Reservation Service, at http:// www.reserveusa.com or by calling 1– 877–444–6777. The National Recreation Reservation Service charges a $9 fee for reservations. PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Foreign-Trade Zones Board Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 262, Southaven, MS E:\FR\FM\30DEN1.SGM 30DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 250 (Friday, December 30, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 77373-77374]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


90-Day Comment Period on the Draft Cimarron and Comanche National 
Grasslands Land Management Plan (Draft Grasslands Plan)

AGENCY: The Pike and San Isabel National Forests and the Cimarron and 
Comanche National Grasslands, Forest Service, USDA.

    Authority: 36 CFR 219.9(b)(2).

    Notice: Commencement of 90-day comment period on the Draft Land 
Management Plan for the Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands.
SUMMARY: The Pike and San Isabel National Forests and the Cimarron and 
Comanche National Grasslands have commenced a 90-day comment period, 
effective December 28, 2005, on the Draft Cimarron and Comanche 
National Grasslands Land Management Plan and supporting documents, 
including the environmental assessment (EA) and the finding of no 
significant impact (FONSI).

DATES: December 21, 2005.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barb Masinton, 719-553-1475.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Pike and San Isabel National Forests and 
the Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands (PSICC) has commenced a 
90-day comment period, effective December 28, 2005, on the Draft 
Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands Management Plan (Draft 
Grasslands Plan); environmental assessment (EA) and finding of no 
significant impact (FONSI); and supporting documents for the Cimarron 
and Comanche National Grasslands. The comment period is from December 
28, 2005 through April 3, 2006.
    You are invited to review and comment on the Draft Grasslands Plan, 
EA/FONSI, and supporting documents by providing the Responsible 
Official (the Forest Supervisor) with information that you believe 
should be addressed in the final stages of the planning process. We are 
especially interested in comments on the Draft Grasslands Plan.
    The documents that are available for review and comment include the 
following:

1. Draft Grasslands Plan, including applicable maps
2. The EA and FONSI
3. Evaluations of existing resource conditions and trends
4. Ecological sustainability evaluations
5. Species diversity evaluations
6. Economic and social sustainability evaluations
7. Wild and scenic river eligibility report
8. Scenery management systems evaluation
9. Roads analysis report
10. Reports on the historic range of variation for vegetation and 
watersheds

    All documents can be viewed, accessed, and downloaded at the 
following Web site: http://www.fs.fed.us/r2/psicc/projects/forest_
revision/. The Draft Grasslands Plan and the EA/FONSI are also 
available, by request, in paper copy or on CD.
    Only those persons or organizations who participate in this 90-day 
comment period may object to the final Plan. Full participation in the 
planning process requires that written comments be received by the 
Responsible Official during the 90-day comment period. The opportunity 
to object to the final Plan will be during the 30-day objection period 
before Plan approval (36 CFR 219.13(a)). The most helpful comments 
would be about concerns, suggestions, or additions related to the 
following questions:

1. Does the Draft Grasslands Plan clearly state the desired conditions 
of the Grasslands and are they realistic and achievable?
2. Does the Draft Grasslands Plan clearly state what ecological, 
economic, and social conditions are desired and why?
3. Can the Draft Grasslands Plan be implemented as written? If not, 
what changes are needed and what obstacles exist?
4. Is there additional, relevant scientific information that could be 
used in the analyses?
5. Would implementing the Draft Grasslands Plan lead to the achievement 
of the desired conditions? If not, tell us why not, and what changes 
are needed.
6. Is the Draft Grasslands Plan clear about what steps (objectives) 
will be taken to achieve or maintain the stated desired conditions? If 
not, what needs to be changed and how?
7. Do you believe that underlying assumptions and analyses that were 
used in developing the Draft Grasslands Plan are correct and based on 
factual information?

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8. Have possible negative consequences, risks, or uncertainties been 
adequately considered? If not, what changes are needed?
9. Is the Draft Grasslands Plan consistent with laws, policies, and the 
multiple-use mission of the USDA Forest Service?
    Please note that all comments, names, and addresses become part of 
the public record and are subject to FOIA, except for proprietary 
documents and information. If there is a possibility that you will file 
an objection during the objection process, we recommend that the names 
and addresses of the interested parties are included with the comments.
    Comments should meet the following requirements:

1. State that the comment is filed in response to the 90-day comment 
period for the Draft Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands Land 
Management Plan (Draft Grasslands Plan).
2. Identify the title of the document that your comment is a response 
to.
3. Clearly state your comment and include reasons, recommendations, and 
supporting information.

    Comments must be postmarked by April 3, 2006. Comments can be sent 
by mail to: CC Grasslands Plan, 225 Bush Street, Suite 1700, San 
Francisco, CA 94104-4207. Comments by e-mail should be sent to: 
ccgrassplan@caet.esassoc.com. Comments may also be faxed to: 415-896-
0332.

    Dated: December 21, 2005.
Robert J. Leaverton,
Forest Supervisor.
[FR Doc. 05-24645 Filed 12-29-05; 8:45 am]
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