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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 100 / Wednesday, May 24, 2006 / Notices rest on the shoreline or the adjoining ocean bottom. (6) Non-commercial Organized Group Special Recreation Permits: A special recreation permit is required for all organized groups accessing the management area. (Authority: 43 CFR 2932.11(b)(2) and (3) (i–iii)). Sec. 3 Penalties Any person who violates any of these supplementary rules may be tried before a United States Magistrate and fined no more than $1,000 or imprisoned for no more than 12 months, or both. 43 U.S.C. 1733(a); 43 CFR 8360.0–7; 43 CFR 2932.57(b). Such violations may also be subject to the enhanced fines provided for by 18 U.S.C. 3571. You may also be subject to civil action for unauthorized use of the public lands for violations of special recreation permit terms, conditions, or stipulations, or for uses beyond those allowed by the permit, 43 CFR 2932.57(b)(2). J. Anthony Danne, Acting State Director. [FR Doc. E6–7404 Filed 5–23–06; 8:45 am] [OR–957–00–1420–BJ: GP06–0113] Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/ Washington Washington T. 19 N., Rs. 2 & 3 E., accepted April 18, 2006 A copy of the plats may be obtained from the Public Room at the Oregon State Office, Bureau of Land Management, 333 S.W. 1st Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204, upon required payment. A person or party who wishes to protest against a survey must file a notice that they wish to protest (at the above address) with the State Director, Bureau of Land Management, Portland, Oregon. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation Notice. [INT–FES–06–09] The plat of survey of the following described lands was officially filed in the Oregon State Office, Portland, Oregon, on January 31, 2006. SUMMARY: Willamette Meridian jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Willamette Meridian BILLING CODE 4310–33–P Interior. Oregon T. 30 S., R. 11 W., accepted November 28, 2005 T. 30 S., R. 9 W., accepted November 28, 2005 T. 23 S., R. 9 W., accepted November 28, 2005 T. 21 S., R. 29 E., accepted December 6, 2005 T. 1 S., R. 6 W., accepted December 6, 2005 T. 6 S., R. 45 E., accepted December 6, 2005 Tps. 9 & 10 S., R. 20 E., accepted December 6, 2005 T. 13 S., R. 7 W., accepted December 6, 2005 T. 14 S., R. 7 W., accepted December 6, 2005 The plats of survey of the following described lands were officially filed in the Oregon State Office, Portland, Oregon, on February 17, 2006. 17:08 May 23, 2006 Washington T. 34 N., R. 29 E., accepted December 6, 2005 The plat of survey of the following described lands is scheduled to be officially filed in the Oregon State Office, Portland, Oregon, thirty (30) calendar days from the date of this publication. Dated: May 11, 2006. Robert D. DeViney, Jr., Branch of Lands and Minerals Resources. [FR Doc. E6–7922 Filed 5–23–06; 8:45 am] Bureau of Land Management VerDate Aug<31>2005 Willamette Meridian Chief, Branch of Geographic Sciences, Bureau of Land Management, (333 S.W. 1st Avenue) P.O. Box 2965, Portland, Oregon 97208. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR ACTION: Oregon T. 29 S., R. 8 W., accepted January 6, 2006 T. 3 S., R. 5 W., accepted January 6, 2006 T. 7 S., 8 W., accepted January 6, 2006 T. 20 S., R. 28 E., accepted January 13, 2006 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: BILLING CODE 4310–DK–P AGENCY: Willamette Meridian Jkt 208001 Platte River Recovery Implementation Program AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of the final environmental impact statement. SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969 (as amended), the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) as joint lead agencies have prepared a final programmatic environmental impact statement (FEIS) for the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program (Program). This FEIS also serves as the Biological Assessment necessary for consultation under section 7 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). In 1997, the States of Nebraska, Wyoming, and Colorado and the U.S. Department of the PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29979 Interior (Interior) signed a Cooperative Agreement for Platte River Research and Other Efforts Relating to Endangered Species Habitats Along the Central Platte River, Nebraska (Cooperative Agreement). In this document, the signatories agreed to pursue a basinwide, cooperative approach to improve and maintain habitat for four threatened and endangered species which use the Platte River in Nebraska: whooping crane (Grus americana), interior least tern (Sterna antillarum), piping plover (Charadrius melodus), and pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus). This Program will provide ESA compliance for Service and Reclamation water projects in the Platte River Basin for the four target species, as well as for other participating projects which require Federal permits. DATES: Interior will not make a decision on the proposed action until at least 30 days after release of the Final EIS. After the 30-day waiting period, a Record of Decision (ROD) will be completed. The ROD will state the action that will be implemented and will discuss all factors leading to the decision. ADDRESSES: Written comments on, or requests for copies of, the FEIS should be addressed to Platte River EIS Office (PL–100), PO Box 25007, Denver, Colorado, 80225–0007; telephone: (303) 445–2096, or by sending an e-mail request to platte@prs.usbr.gov. The document is available on the Internet at http://www.platteriver.org. Copies of the FEIS are also available for public inspection at the locations listed under the Supplementary Information section. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joy Knipps, Platte River EIS Office at the above address, or by telephone at (303) 445–2108, or e-mail at jknipps@prs.usbr.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Reclamation and the Service have prepared this FEIS to analyze the impacts of the First Increment (13 years) of the proposed Program, developed jointly by the States of Nebraska, Wyoming, and Colorado, water users, environmental organizations and the Department, to benefit the target species and their habitat in the Platte River Basin and to provide compliance with the ESA for certain historic and future water uses in each State. The habitat objectives of the proposed Program include: improving flows in the Central Platte River through water re-regulation and conservation/supply projects; and protecting, restoring, and maintaining at least 10,000 acres of habitat in and along the Central Platte River area between Lexington and Chapman, Nebraska. E:\FR\FM\24MYN1.SGM 24MYN1 29980 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 100 / Wednesday, May 24, 2006 / Notices A draft EIS was released for public review and comment January 23, 2004. The comment period ended September 20, 2004. All public comments have been addressed in the FEIS. The FEIS analyzes the impacts of four alternatives to implement the Program. One alternative, the Governance Committee Alternative, has been selected as the Department’s preferred alternative. The programmatic FEIS focuses on impacts that the Program may have on hydrology, water quality, land, target species and their habitat, other species, hydropower, recreation, economics, and social and cultural resources. Subsequent NEPA and ESA documents required for implementation of specific Program actions will be tiered off of this document. FEIS available for public inspection at the following locations: • Bureau of Reclamation, Public Affairs Office, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240. • Bureau of Reclamation, Platte River EIS Office, 44 Union Boulevard, Suite 100, Lakewood, CO 80228. • Bureau of Reclamation, Great Plains Regional Office, 316 North 26th Street, Billings, MT 59101. • Bureau of Reclamation, Eastern Colorado Area Office, 11056 West County Road 18E, Loveland, CO 80537– 9711. • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 203 W. 2nd Street, Grand Island, NE 68801. • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4000 Airport Parkway, Cheyenne, WY 82001. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Libraries: • Omaha Public Library, 215 South 15th Street, Omaha, NE 68102. • Scottsbluff Public Library, 1809 Third Avenue, Scottsbluff, NE 69361. • University of Nebraska at Kearney, Calvin T. Ryan Library, 2508 11th Avenue, Kearney, NE 68849–2240. • University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Love Memorial Library, 13th and R Streets, Lincoln, NE 68588–4100. • Grand Island Public Library, 211 North Washington Street, Grand Island, NE 68801. • North Platte Public Library, 120 West 4th Street, North Platte, NE 69101. • Goodall City Library, 203 West A Street, Ogallala, NE 69153. • Natrona County Public Library, 307 East 2nd Street, Casper, WY 82601. • Wyoming State Library, 2301 Capitol Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82002– 0002. • University of Wyoming, George W. Hopper Law Library, 16th and Gibbon Streets, Laramie, WY 82071–3035. • Goshen County Library, 2001 East A Street, Torrington, WY 82240. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:08 May 23, 2006 Jkt 208001 • Carbon County Government Public Library, Rawlins, WY 82301. • Central Wyoming College Library, 2660 Peck Avenue, Riverton, WY 82501–2273. • University of Colorado, Boulder, Norlin Library, 1720 Pleasant Street, Boulder, CO 80309–0184. • Denver Public Library, 10 West 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, CO 80204– 2731. • Colorado State University, William E. Morgan Library, Fort Collins, CO 80523–1019. • University of Northern Colorado, James A. Michener Library, 501 20th Street, Greeley, CO 80639–0091. • Jefferson County Public Library, Lakewood Library, 10200 West 20th Avenue, Lakewood CO 80215–1402. • Julesburg Public Library, 320 Cedar Street, Julesburg, CO 80737–1545. • Sterling Public Library, 420 North 5th Street, Sterling, CO 80751–0400. • Loveland Public Library, 300 North Adams, Loveland, CO 80537–5754. • Fort Morgan Public Library, 414 Main Street, Fort Morgan, CO 80701– 2209. • Garfield County Public Library, 413 9th Street, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601–3607. Public Disclosure Statement Comments received in response to this notice will become part of the administrative record for this project and are subject to public inspection. Comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, will be available for public review. Individual respondents may request that Reclamation withhold their home address from public disclosure, which will be honored to the extent allowable by law. There also may be circumstances in which Reclamation would withhold a respondent’s identity from public disclosure, as allowable by law. If you wish to have your name and/ or address withheld, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. Reclamation will make all submissions from organizations or businesses and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses available for public disclosure in their entirety. Dated: May 18, 2006. Willie R. Taylor, Director, Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance. [FR Doc. E6–7903 Filed 5–23–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Federal Bureau of Investigation Meeting of the CJIS Advisory Policy Board AGENCY: Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). ACTION: Meeting Notice. SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to announce the meeting of the Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Advisory Policy Board (APB). The CJIS APB is responsible for reviewing policy issues and appropriate technical and operational issues related to the programs administered by the FBI’s CJIS Division, and thereafter, making appropriate recommendations to the FBI Director. The programs administered by the CJIS Division are the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System, the Interstate Identification Index, Law Enforcement Online, National Crime Information Center, the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, the National IncidentBased Reporting System, Law Enforcement National Data Exchange, and Uniform Crime Reporting. The meeting will be open to the public on a first-come, first-seated basis. Any member of the public wishing to file a written statement concerning the CJIS Division programs or wishing to address this session should notify Senior CJIS Advisor Roy G. Weise at (304) 625–2730 at least 24 hours prior to the start of the session. The notification should contain the requester’s name, corporate designation, and consumer affiliation or government designation along with a short statement describing the topic to be addressed and the time needed for the presentation. A requester will ordinarily be allowed no more than 15 minutes to present a topic. Dates and Times: The APB will meet in open session from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., on June 22–23, 2006. The meeting will take place at the Millennium Hotel Cincinnati, 150 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, Ohio, (513) 352–2144. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Inquiries may be addressed to Mrs. Rebecca S. Durrett, Management Analyst, Advisory Groups Management Unit, Programs Development Section, FBI CJIS Division, Module C3, 1000 Custer Hollow Road, Clarksburg, West Virginia 26306–0149, telephone (304) 625–2617, facsimile (304) 625–5090. E:\FR\FM\24MYN1.SGM 24MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 100 (Wednesday, May 24, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 29979-29980]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-7903]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation

[INT-FES-06-09]


Platte River Recovery Implementation Program

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability of the final environmental impact 
statement.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 
1969 (as amended), the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and the U.S. 
Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) as joint lead agencies have 
prepared a final programmatic environmental impact statement (FEIS) for 
the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program (Program). This FEIS 
also serves as the Biological Assessment necessary for consultation 
under section 7 of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). In 1997, the 
States of Nebraska, Wyoming, and Colorado and the U.S. Department of 
the Interior (Interior) signed a Cooperative Agreement for Platte River 
Research and Other Efforts Relating to Endangered Species Habitats 
Along the Central Platte River, Nebraska (Cooperative Agreement). In 
this document, the signatories agreed to pursue a basinwide, 
cooperative approach to improve and maintain habitat for four 
threatened and endangered species which use the Platte River in 
Nebraska: whooping crane (Grus americana), interior least tern (Sterna 
antillarum), piping plover (Charadrius melodus), and pallid sturgeon 
(Scaphirhynchus albus). This Program will provide ESA compliance for 
Service and Reclamation water projects in the Platte River Basin for 
the four target species, as well as for other participating projects 
which require Federal permits.

DATES: Interior will not make a decision on the proposed action until 
at least 30 days after release of the Final EIS. After the 30-day 
waiting period, a Record of Decision (ROD) will be completed. The ROD 
will state the action that will be implemented and will discuss all 
factors leading to the decision.

ADDRESSES: Written comments on, or requests for copies of, the FEIS 
should be addressed to Platte River EIS Office (PL-100), PO Box 25007, 
Denver, Colorado, 80225-0007; telephone: (303) 445-2096, or by sending 
an e-mail request to platte@prs.usbr.gov. The document is available on 
the Internet at http://www.platteriver.org. Copies of the FEIS are also 
available for public inspection at the locations listed under the 
Supplementary Information section.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joy Knipps, Platte River EIS Office at 
the above address, or by telephone at (303) 445-2108, or e-mail at 
jknipps@prs.usbr.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Reclamation and the Service have prepared 
this FEIS to analyze the impacts of the First Increment (13 years) of 
the proposed Program, developed jointly by the States of Nebraska, 
Wyoming, and Colorado, water users, environmental organizations and the 
Department, to benefit the target species and their habitat in the 
Platte River Basin and to provide compliance with the ESA for certain 
historic and future water uses in each State. The habitat objectives of 
the proposed Program include: improving flows in the Central Platte 
River through water re-regulation and conservation/supply projects; and 
protecting, restoring, and maintaining at least 10,000 acres of habitat 
in and along the Central Platte River area between Lexington and 
Chapman, Nebraska.

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    A draft EIS was released for public review and comment January 23, 
2004. The comment period ended September 20, 2004. All public comments 
have been addressed in the FEIS.
    The FEIS analyzes the impacts of four alternatives to implement the 
Program. One alternative, the Governance Committee Alternative, has 
been selected as the Department's preferred alternative. The 
programmatic FEIS focuses on impacts that the Program may have on 
hydrology, water quality, land, target species and their habitat, other 
species, hydropower, recreation, economics, and social and cultural 
resources. Subsequent NEPA and ESA documents required for 
implementation of specific Program actions will be tiered off of this 
document.
    FEIS available for public inspection at the following locations:
     Bureau of Reclamation, Public Affairs Office, 1849 C 
Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240.
     Bureau of Reclamation, Platte River EIS Office, 44 Union 
Boulevard, Suite 100, Lakewood, CO 80228.
     Bureau of Reclamation, Great Plains Regional Office, 316 
North 26th Street, Billings, MT 59101.
     Bureau of Reclamation, Eastern Colorado Area Office, 11056 
West County Road 18E, Loveland, CO 80537-9711.
     U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 203 W. 2nd Street, Grand 
Island, NE 68801.
     U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4000 Airport Parkway, 
Cheyenne, WY 82001.
Libraries:
     Omaha Public Library, 215 South 15th Street, Omaha, NE 
68102.
     Scottsbluff Public Library, 1809 Third Avenue, 
Scottsbluff, NE 69361.
     University of Nebraska at Kearney, Calvin T. Ryan Library, 
2508 11th Avenue, Kearney, NE 68849-2240.
     University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Love Memorial Library, 
13th and R Streets, Lincoln, NE 68588-4100.
     Grand Island Public Library, 211 North Washington Street, 
Grand Island, NE 68801.
     North Platte Public Library, 120 West 4th Street, North 
Platte, NE 69101.
     Goodall City Library, 203 West A Street, Ogallala, NE 
69153.
     Natrona County Public Library, 307 East 2nd Street, 
Casper, WY 82601.
     Wyoming State Library, 2301 Capitol Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 
82002-0002.
     University of Wyoming, George W. Hopper Law Library, 16th 
and Gibbon Streets, Laramie, WY 82071-3035.
     Goshen County Library, 2001 East A Street, Torrington, WY 
82240.
     Carbon County Government Public Library, Rawlins, WY 
82301.
     Central Wyoming College Library, 2660 Peck Avenue, 
Riverton, WY 82501-2273.
     University of Colorado, Boulder, Norlin Library, 1720 
Pleasant Street, Boulder, CO 80309-0184.
     Denver Public Library, 10 West 14th Avenue Parkway, 
Denver, CO 80204-2731.
     Colorado State University, William E. Morgan Library, Fort 
Collins, CO 80523-1019.
     University of Northern Colorado, James A. Michener 
Library, 501 20th Street, Greeley, CO 80639-0091.
     Jefferson County Public Library, Lakewood Library, 10200 
West 20th Avenue, Lakewood CO 80215-1402.
     Julesburg Public Library, 320 Cedar Street, Julesburg, CO 
80737-1545.
     Sterling Public Library, 420 North 5th Street, Sterling, 
CO 80751-0400.
     Loveland Public Library, 300 North Adams, Loveland, CO 
80537-5754.
     Fort Morgan Public Library, 414 Main Street, Fort Morgan, 
CO 80701-2209.
     Garfield County Public Library, 413 9th Street, Glenwood 
Springs, CO 81601-3607.

Public Disclosure Statement

    Comments received in response to this notice will become part of 
the administrative record for this project and are subject to public 
inspection. Comments, including names and home addresses of 
respondents, will be available for public review. Individual 
respondents may request that Reclamation withhold their home address 
from public disclosure, which will be honored to the extent allowable 
by law. There also may be circumstances in which Reclamation would 
withhold a respondent's identity from public disclosure, as allowable 
by law. If you wish to have your name and/or address withheld, you must 
state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. Reclamation 
will make all submissions from organizations or businesses and from 
individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of 
organizations or businesses available for public disclosure in their 
entirety.

    Dated: May 18, 2006.
Willie R. Taylor,
Director, Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance.
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