Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge, 15757-15758 [06-2985]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 29, 2006 / Notices hsrobinson on PROD1PC68 with NOTICES In the September 13, 2004 notice, CBP stated that, in order to be eligible for participation in this test, a carrier must have: 1. Submitted an application (i.e., statement of intent to establish an ACE Account and to participate in the testing of electronic truck manifest functionality) as set forth in the February 4, 2004, Federal Register notice (69 FR 5360); 2. Provided a Standard Carrier Alpha Code(s) (SCAC); 3. Provided the name, address, and email of a point of contact to receive further information. In addition, participants intending to use the ACE Secure Data Portal as the means to file the manifest must submit a statement certifying the ability to connect to the Internet. Participants intending to use an EDI interface are required to first test their ability to send and receive electronic messages in either American National Standards Institute (ANSI) X12 or United Nations / Directories for Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce and Transport (UN/ EDIFACT) format with CBP. The September 13, 2004 notice indicated that acceptance into this test does not guarantee eligibility for, or acceptance into, future technical tests. Implementation Through this notice, CBP announces a change whereby truck carriers no longer have to open ACE Truck Carrier Accounts to participate in the ACE test. Specifically, truck carriers may elect to use a third party to submit electronic manifest information via EDI to CBP. Truck carriers participating in this fashion will not have access to operational data and will not receive status messages on ACE Accounts, nor will they have access to integrated Account data from multiple system sources. These truck carriers will be able to obtain release of their cargo, crew, conveyances, and equipment via EDI messaging back to the transmitter of the information. If the third party transmitting the truck manifest information to CBP does not use EDI, but instead wishes to use the ACE portal, the truck carrier who is submitting that information to the third party (for transmission to CBP) must have an ACE Truck Carrier Account as described in the February 4, 2004, General Notice (69 FR 5360). A truck carrier using a third party to transmit via EDI cargo, crew, conveyance and equipment information to CBP must have a Standard Carrier Alpha Code (SCAC). Any truck carrier with a SCAC may arrange to have a VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:39 Mar 28, 2006 Jkt 208001 third party transmit manifest information to CBP via EDI consistent with the requirements of the ACE Truck Manifest Test. Previous Notices Continue To Be Applicable All of the other aspects of the ACE Truck Manifest Test as set forth in the September 13, 2004, notice (69 FR 55167), as modified by the General Notice published in the Federal Register (70 FR 13514) on March 21, 2005, continue to be applicable. (The March 21, 2005 notice clarified that all relevant data elements are required to be submitted in the automated truck manifest submission.) All of the aspects of the February 4, 2004, notice (69 FR 5360) also continue to be applicable, except as revised in this notice. Dated: March 22, 2006. Jayson P. Ahern, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Field Operations. [FR Doc. E6–4571 Filed 3–28–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–14–P 15757 direction on conserving wildlife and their habitat, plans identify wildlifedependent recreational opportunities available to the public, including opportunities for hunting, fishing, wildlife observation, wildlife photography, and environmental education and interpretation. The purpose of this notice is to achieve the following: (1) Advise other agencies and the public of our intentions, and (2) Obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to include in the environmental document. DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be received no later than April 28, 2006. ADDRESSES: Comments, questions, and requests for more information regarding the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge planning process should be sent to: M. Craig Sasser, Refuge Manager, 1601 North Fraser Street, Georgetown, South Carolina 29440; Telephone: 843/527– 8069 or 843–509–1514; E-mail: marshall_sasser@fws.gov. The Service has initiated comprehensive conservation planning for Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge for the management of its natural resources. This planning will result in the development of goals, objectives, and strategies to carry out the refuge’s purposes and to comply with laws and policies governing management and public use of refuges. Opportunities will be provided for public input at open houses to be held in both Georgetown and Conway, South Carolina. All comments received from individuals become part of the official public record. Requests for such comments will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act and the Council on Environmental Quality’s NEPA regulations [40 CFR 1505.6(f)]. The refuge has an acquisition boundary that spans more than 55,000 acres and includes large sections of the Waccamaw and Great Pee Dee rivers and a small section of the Little Pee Dee River. The wetland diversity of this refuge is what sets it apart from most other found along the east coast. Wetland habitats range from historic, broken and actively managed tidal rice fields, to black water and alluvial flood plain forested wetlands. These tidal freshwater wetlands are some of the most diverse freshwater wetland system found in North America and they offer many important habitats for migratory birds, fish, and resident wildlife. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare a Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment for Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge in Horry, Georgetown, and Marion Counties, South Carolina. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Fish and Wildlife Service, Southeast Region, intends to gather information necessary to prepare a comprehensive conservation plan and environmental assessment pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act and its implementing regulations. The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966, as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, requires the Service to develop a comprehensive conservation plan for each national wildlife refuge. The purpose in developing a comprehensive conservation plan is to provide refuge managers with a 15-year strategy for achieving refuge purposes and contributing toward the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System, consistent with sound principles of fish and wildlife management, conservation, legal mandates, and Service policies. In addition to outlining broad management PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Authority: This notice is published under the authority of the National Wildlife Refuge E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1 15758 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 60 / Wednesday, March 29, 2006 / Notices System Improvement Act of 1997, Public Law 105–57. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Dated: March 8, 2006. Cynthia K. Dohner, Acting Regional Director. [FR Doc. 06–2985 Filed 3–28–06; 8:45 am] National Park Service Notice of Submission to Office of Management and Budget; Opportunity for Public Comment BILLING CODE 4310–55–M National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [NMNM–030–1430–ET; NMNM 0554274] Public Land Order No. 7659; Revocation of Public Land Order No. 3685; New Mexico AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Public Land Order. SUMMARY: This order revokes Public Land Order No. 3685 in its entirety as it affects 2,789 acres of public land withdrawn and reserved for use by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for protection of facilities. The land is no longer needed for the purpose for which it was withdrawn. The land will remain closed to surface entry and mining until a planning review and analysis is completed to determine the best use of the land. DATES: Effective Date: March 29, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Angel Mayes, Las Cruces Field Office, 1800 Marquess, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88005, (505) 525–4376. Order hsrobinson on PROD1PC68 with NOTICES By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714 (2000), it is ordered as follows: Public Land Order 3685 (30 FR 7622, June 17, 1965), which withdrew public land for use by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, is hereby revoked in its entirety as it affects the following described land: New Mexico Principal Meridian T. 23 S., R. 2 E., sec. 13; sec. 14, N1⁄2 and SE1⁄4; sec. 15, lots 15 to 169, inclusive; secs. 24 and 25. The area described contains approximately 2,789 acres in Dona Ana County. Dated: March 10, 2006. Mark Limbaugh, Assistant Secretary of the Interior. [FR Doc. E6–4534 Filed 3–28–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–FB–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:39 Mar 28, 2006 Jkt 208001 SUMMARY: Under provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 36 CFR part 51, subpart J, regarding the Assignment or Encumbrance of Concession Contracts, the National Park Service (NPS) invites comments on a currently approved collection of information (OMB Control # 1024– 0126). The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has up to 60 days to approve or disapprove the NPS request to renew this information collection, but may respond after 30 days. Therefore, to ensure maximum consideration, OMB should receive public comments within 30 days of the date on which this notice is published in the Federal Register. DATES: Please submit your comments on the proposed Information Collection Request (ICR) by April 28, 2006. ADDRESSES: Please submit your comments directly to the Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior, (OMB #1024–0126) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, OMB, by fax at 202/ 395–6566, or by e-mail at OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov. Please also send a copy of your comments to Ms. Jo A. Pendry, Concession Program Manager, National Park Service, 1849 C Street, NW. (2410), Washington, DC 20240, or by e-mail to jo_pendry@nps.gov. J. A. Pendry, Phone: 202–513–7156, fax: 202– 371–6662, or at the address above. You are entitled to a copy of the entire ICR package free-of-charge. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Proposed Sale of Concession Operations. OMB Control Number: 1024–0126. Expiration Date of Approval: February 28, 2006. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Description of Need: The National Park Service (NPS) authorizes private business known as concessioners to provide necessary and appropriate visitor facilities and services in areas of the National Park System. Concession authorizations may be assigned, sold, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 transferred, or encumbered by the concessioner subject to prior written approval of the NPS. The NPS requires that certain information be submitted for review prior to the consummation of any sale, transfer, assignment, or encumbrance. 16 U.S.C. 5957 provides that no concession contract or leasehold surrender interest may be transferred, assigned, sold or otherwise conveyed or pledged by a concessioner without prior written notification to, and approval by, the Secretary. Regulations at 36 CFR part 51, subpart J, regarding the Assignment or Encumbrance of Concession Contracts, require that certain information be submitted for review by the NPS prior to the consummation of any sale, transfer, assignment, or encumbrance. The information requested is used to determine whether or not the proposed transaction will result in an adverse impact on the protection, conservation, or preservation of the resources of the unit of the National Park System, decreased services to the public, the lack of a reasonable opportunity for profit over the remaining term of the authorization, or rates in excess of approved rates to the public. In addition, pursuant to the regulations at 36 CFR part 51, the value of rights for intangible assets such as the concession contract, right of preference in renewal, user days, or low fees, belongs to the Government. If any portion of the purchase price is attributable either directly or indirectly to such assets, the transaction may not be approved. the amount and type of information to be submitted varies with the type and complexity of the proposed transaction. Without such information, the NPS would be unable to determine whether approval of the proposed transaction would be adequate. NPS has submitted a request to OMB to renew approval of the collection of information in 36 CFR part 51, subpart J, regarding the Assignment or Encumbrance of Concession Contracts. NPS is requesting a 3-year term of approval for this information collection activity. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The OMB control number for this collection of information is 1024–0126, and is identified in 36 CFR 51.104. The National Park Service published the 60-day Federal Register notice to solicit comments on this proposed information collection on December 13, 2005 on pages 73793–73794. There were no public comments received. E:\FR\FM\29MRN1.SGM 29MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 60 (Wednesday, March 29, 2006)]
[NOTI]
[Pages 15757-15758]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-2985]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service


Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare a Comprehensive Conservation Plan 
and Environmental Assessment for Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge in 
Horry, Georgetown, and Marion Counties, South Carolina.

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SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Fish and Wildlife 
Service, Southeast Region, intends to gather information necessary to 
prepare a comprehensive conservation plan and environmental assessment 
pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act and its implementing 
regulations.
    The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966, as 
amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, 
requires the Service to develop a comprehensive conservation plan for 
each national wildlife refuge. The purpose in developing a 
comprehensive conservation plan is to provide refuge managers with a 
15-year strategy for achieving refuge purposes and contributing toward 
the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System, consistent with 
sound principles of fish and wildlife management, conservation, legal 
mandates, and Service policies. In addition to outlining broad 
management direction on conserving wildlife and their habitat, plans 
identify wildlife-dependent recreational opportunities available to the 
public, including opportunities for hunting, fishing, wildlife 
observation, wildlife photography, and environmental education and 
interpretation.
    The purpose of this notice is to achieve the following:
    (1) Advise other agencies and the public of our intentions, and
    (2) Obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to 
include in the environmental document.

DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be received no 
later than April 28, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Comments, questions, and requests for more information 
regarding the Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge planning process should 
be sent to: M. Craig Sasser, Refuge Manager, 1601 North Fraser Street, 
Georgetown, South Carolina 29440; Telephone: 843/527-8069 or 843-509-
1514; E-mail: marshall_sasser@fws.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Service has initiated comprehensive 
conservation planning for Waccamaw National Wildlife Refuge for the 
management of its natural resources. This planning will result in the 
development of goals, objectives, and strategies to carry out the 
refuge's purposes and to comply with laws and policies governing 
management and public use of refuges. Opportunities will be provided 
for public input at open houses to be held in both Georgetown and 
Conway, South Carolina. All comments received from individuals become 
part of the official public record. Requests for such comments will be 
handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act and the 
Council on Environmental Quality's NEPA regulations [40 CFR 1505.6(f)].
    The refuge has an acquisition boundary that spans more than 55,000 
acres and includes large sections of the Waccamaw and Great Pee Dee 
rivers and a small section of the Little Pee Dee River. The wetland 
diversity of this refuge is what sets it apart from most other found 
along the east coast. Wetland habitats range from historic, broken and 
actively managed tidal rice fields, to black water and alluvial flood 
plain forested wetlands. These tidal freshwater wetlands are some of 
the most diverse freshwater wetland system found in North America and 
they offer many important habitats for migratory birds, fish, and 
resident wildlife.

    Authority: This notice is published under the authority of the 
National Wildlife Refuge

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System Improvement Act of 1997, Public Law 105-57.

    Dated: March 8, 2006.
Cynthia K. Dohner,
Acting Regional Director.
[FR Doc. 06-2985 Filed 3-28-06; 8:45 am]
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