Notice of Availability of Records of Decision for the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Montrose Settlements Restoration Program, 30659 [E6-8265]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 103 / Tuesday, May 30, 2006 / Notices maximum of 365 days after the last day of the anniversary month of an order for which a review is requested, and (2) the final results to 180 days (or 300 days if the Department does not extend the time limit for the preliminary results) from the date of publication of the preliminary results. Extension of Time Limit for Preliminary Results of Review We determine that it is not practicable to complete the preliminary results of this review within the original time limits. Specifically, a complex affiliation issue has been raised. Korea Iron & Steel Co. Ltd., has reported that it is affiliated with Hwangyoung Steel Industries Co. Ltd., and has reported the home market sales and cost of production for this company. The Department needs more time to evaluate the affiliation issue and the reported data more thoroughly. For these reasons, we are extending the time limit for completion of the preliminary results until no later than September 30, 2006. We intend to issue the final results no later than 120 days after publication of the preliminary results. This notice is issued and published in accordance with sections 751(a)(3)(A) and 777(i) of the Act. Dated: May 23, 2006. Stephen J. Claeys, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration. [FR Doc. E6–8276 Filed 5–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–S DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 051606C] Notice of Availability of Records of Decision for the Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Montrose Settlements Restoration Program National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),Commerce; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), Interior; National Parks Service (NPS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability of the three Records of Decision for the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Montrose Settlements Restoration Program Natural Resource Restoration Plan. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCIES: SUMMARY: The NOAA, USFWS, and NPS collectively announce the availability of their Records of Decision (RODs) for the VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:51 May 26, 2006 Jkt 208001 Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Montrose Settlements Restoration Program Natural Resource Restoration Plan. NOAA, USFWS, and NPS are members of the natural resource trustee council planning and implementing natural resource restoration under the terms of the final settlement of litigation against the Montrose Chemical Corporation and other defendants. NOAA is the lead Federal agency, and USFWS and NPS are cooperating Federal agencies. The final EIS was released to the public for 30 days after the publication of a Notice of Availability in the Federal Register on November 11, 2005. The ROD documents the selection of Alternative 2 (the preferred alternative) in the final EIS. Copies of the RODs may be obtained by written request to Trina Heard, NOAA GCNR, 501 West Ocean Blvd. Suite 4470, Long Beach, CA 90802; by email request to Trina.Heard@noaa.gov; or by calling Trina Heard at (562) 980–4070. The documents are also available on the Montrose Settlements Restoration Program web site at www.montroserestoration.gov. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Restore seabirds to San Miguel Island; • Restore alcids to Santa Barbara Island; • Restore seabirds to San Nicolas Island; • Restore seabirds to Scorpion and Orizaba Rocks; and • Restore seabirds to Baja California Pacific Islands. The NOAA, USFWS, and NPS reached their decision after taking into account the evaluation factors listed in the Restoration Plan EIS and in 43 CFR Part 11.82, the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act and its implementing regulations, and other applicable laws and regulations listed in Section 8 of the final EIS. The final selected program (Alternative 2) includes minor modifications based on public comments. As documented in the FEIS, this alternative was deemed to be the environmentally preferred course of action. Dated: May 24, 2006. William T. Hogarth, Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries Service. [FR Doc. E6–8265 Filed 5–26–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–S Greg Baker, Program Manager, Montrose Settlements Restoration Program, 345 Middlefield Road, MS–999, Menlo Park, CA 94025, or Greg.Baker@noaa.gov, (650) 329–5048. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following is a summary of the RODs. NOAA, USFWS, and NPS selected final Restoration Plan EIS Alternative 2. Alternative 2 describes a first phase, $25 million course of action to restore natural resources injured by past releases of DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) and PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) into Southern California coastal waters. The selected actions restore fishing and fish habitat, seabirds, bald eagles, and peregrine falcons over a broad geographic area within the Southern California Bight. The restoration actions are: • Construct artificial reefs and fishing access improvements; • Provide public information to restore lost fishing services; • Restore full tidal exchange wetlands; • Augment funds for implementing Marine Protected Areas in California; • Complete the NCI Bald Eagle Feasibility Study before deciding on further restoration actions; • Monitor the recovery of peregrine falcons on the Channel Islands; PO 00000 30659 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [I.D. 052406A] Fisheries of the Exclusive Economic Zone Off Alaska; Application for an Exempted Fishing Permit National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Commerce. ACTION: Notice; receipt of an application for an exempted fishing permit. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces receipt of an application for an exempted fishing permit (EFP) from the Marine Conservation Alliance Foundation. If granted, the EFP would allow the applicant to test trawl gear modifications that may reduce Pacific halibut bycatch rates for trawlers targeting Pacific cod in the Central Gulf of Alaska (GOA). This project is intended to promote the objectives of the Fishery Management Plan for Groundfish of the Gulf of Alaska and National Standard 9 of the MagnusonStevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (Magnuson-Stevens Act) by developing gear that may reduce bycatch. E:\FR\FM\30MYN1.SGM 30MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

[I.D. 051606C]


Notice of Availability of Records of Decision for the Final 
Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Montrose 
Settlements Restoration Program

AGENCIES: National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), National Oceanic 
and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA),Commerce; U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service (USFWS), Interior; National Parks Service (NPS), Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability of the three Records of Decision for the 
Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Montrose 
Settlements Restoration Program Natural Resource Restoration Plan.

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SUMMARY: The NOAA, USFWS, and NPS collectively announce the 
availability of their Records of Decision (RODs) for the Programmatic 
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Montrose Settlements 
Restoration Program Natural Resource Restoration Plan. NOAA, USFWS, and 
NPS are members of the natural resource trustee council planning and 
implementing natural resource restoration under the terms of the final 
settlement of litigation against the Montrose Chemical Corporation and 
other defendants. NOAA is the lead Federal agency, and USFWS and NPS 
are cooperating Federal agencies. The final EIS was released to the 
public for 30 days after the publication of a Notice of Availability in 
the Federal Register on November 11, 2005. The ROD documents the 
selection of Alternative 2 (the preferred alternative) in the final 
EIS.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the RODs may be obtained by written request to 
Trina Heard, NOAA GCNR, 501 West Ocean Blvd. Suite 4470, Long Beach, CA 
90802; by email request to Trina.Heard@noaa.gov; or by calling Trina 
Heard at (562) 980-4070. The documents are also available on the 
Montrose Settlements Restoration Program web site at 
www.montroserestoration.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg Baker, Program Manager, Montrose 
Settlements Restoration Program, 345 Middlefield Road, MS-999, Menlo 
Park, CA 94025, or Greg.Baker@noaa.gov, (650) 329-5048.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following is a summary of the RODs. 
NOAA, USFWS, and NPS selected final Restoration Plan EIS Alternative 2. 
Alternative 2 describes a first phase, $25 million course of action to 
restore natural resources injured by past releases of DDT 
(dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) and PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls) 
into Southern California coastal waters. The selected actions restore 
fishing and fish habitat, seabirds, bald eagles, and peregrine falcons 
over a broad geographic area within the Southern California Bight. The 
restoration actions are:
     Construct artificial reefs and fishing access 
improvements;
     Provide public information to restore lost fishing 
services;
     Restore full tidal exchange wetlands;
     Augment funds for implementing Marine Protected Areas in 
California;
     Complete the NCI Bald Eagle Feasibility Study before 
deciding on further restoration actions;
     Monitor the recovery of peregrine falcons on the Channel 
Islands;
     Restore seabirds to San Miguel Island;
     Restore alcids to Santa Barbara Island;
     Restore seabirds to San Nicolas Island;
     Restore seabirds to Scorpion and Orizaba Rocks; and
     Restore seabirds to Baja California Pacific Islands.
    The NOAA, USFWS, and NPS reached their decision after taking into 
account the evaluation factors listed in the Restoration Plan EIS and 
in 43 CFR Part 11.82, the requirements of the National Environmental 
Policy Act and its implementing regulations, and other applicable laws 
and regulations listed in Section 8 of the final EIS. The final 
selected program (Alternative 2) includes minor modifications based on 
public comments. As documented in the FEIS, this alternative was deemed 
to be the environmentally preferred course of action.

    Dated: May 24, 2006.
William T. Hogarth,
Assistant Administrator for Fisheries, National Marine Fisheries 
Service.
[FR Doc. E6-8265 Filed 5-26-06; 8:45 am]
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