Auburn State Recreation Area General Plan/Interim Resource Management Plan, 31206-31207 [E6-8460]

Download as PDF 31206 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 105 / Thursday, June 1, 2006 / Notices Proposed changes in water operations are designed to avoid the likelihood of jeopardy to the Pecos bluntnose shiner (Notropis simus pecosensis) (shiner) and its designated critical habitat. The water acquisition program is proposed to conserve the Carlsbad Project water supply. Background In 1987, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) listed the shiner, a small minnow, as a threatened species and designated two noncontiguous river reaches, totaling approximately 101 miles of the Pecos River, as critical habitat (52 FR 5295–5303). According to the Service, the shiner has undergone significant population declines and range contraction in the last 65 years and is now restricted to about 194 miles from Fort Sumner State Park to Brantley Reservoir. wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES Purpose and Need for Action The purpose of Reclamation’s proposed federal action is to protect the Pecos bluntnose shiner and to conserve the Carlsbad Project water supply. The proposed action is consistent with Reclamation’s Endangered Species Act (ESA) compliance activities and will help conserve the Carlsbad Project water supply for authorized purposes. Through the chosen federal action alternative, Reclamation would ensure that any discretionary action it authorizes, funds, or carries out is not likely to jeopardize the continued existence of a listed species or result in the destruction or adverse modification of critical habitat. Reclamation would continue to participate in interagency actions to protect federally-listed species and designated critical habitats, within its legal and discretionary authority. Reclamation is proposing changes in operations of the Carlsbad Project that benefit the shiner under its existing authorities and are consistent with its ESA section 7(a) (1) obligation to conserve and protect listed species. Within the exercise of its discretionary authority, Reclamation must avoid jeopardizing the continued existence of the shiner or destroying or adversely modifying designated critical habitat (ESA section 7(a)(2)). Reclamation has also elected to keep the Carlsbad Project water supply whole. Conserving the Carlsbad Project water supply means that Reclamation would deliver water to the project sufficient to meet all project purposes, when available. Without an accompanying program to acquire and provide water, changes to historical VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:10 May 31, 2006 Jkt 208001 operations would cause reductions to the Carlsbad Project water supply. Proposed Federal Action Reclamation has designated the Taiban Constant Alternative as the preferred alternative. Under this alternative, Reclamation proposes to operate the Carlsbad Project to (1) divert to storage when flows at the Taiban gage are greater than 35 cfs and (2) deliver from storage Carlsbad Project water as contracted for irrigation, consistent with applicable federal and state laws and contracts. This alternative best meets the purpose of and need for the proposed action. The Carlsbad Project Water Operations and Water Supply Conservation Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) was issued in September 2005, and a Notice of Availability of the DEIS was published in the Federal Register on September 1, 2005. The 60-day review and comment period for the DEIS ended on October 31, 2005. During the comment period, four public meetings were held and 25 formal comments were received. All comments were carefully reviewed and considered in preparing the FEIS. Where appropriate, revisions were made to the document in response to specific comments. The comments and responses, together with the final environmental impact statement, will be considered in determining whether or not to implement the proposed action. No decision will be made on the proposed federal action until 30 days after release of the FEIS. After the 30day waiting period, Reclamation will complete a Record of Decision. The Record of Decision will state the action that will be implemented and discuss all factors leading to that decision. Dated: May 23, 2006. Dave Sabo, Assistant Regional Director—UC Region, Bureau of Reclamation. [FR Doc. E6–8352 Filed 5–31–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation Auburn State Recreation Area General Plan/Interim Resource Management Plan Bureau of Reclamation, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) and notice of public scoping meeting. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) and the California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) propose to prepare a joint EIS/EIR for the Auburn State Recreation Area General Plan/Interim Resource Management Plan (GP/IRMP). Reclamation is the Lead Federal Agency for NEPA and DPR is the Lead State Agency for CEQA. A public scoping meeting to solicit public input on the alternatives, concerns, and issues to be addressed in the GP/IRMP and EIS/EIR has been scheduled. DATES: A public scoping meeting will be held on June 15, 2006 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Auburn, California. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be received no later than 1 week before the meeting (see SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION). Send written comments on the scope of the EIS/EIR by the close of business on July 31, 2006. ADDRESSES: The public scoping meeting will be held at the Canyon View Center, Foothills Room, 471 Maidu Drive, Auburn, CA 95603. Written comments on the scope of the EIS/EIR should be sent to: Mr. Jim Micheaels, Park Planner, DPR, 7806 Folsom Auburn Road, Folsom, CA 95630. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Caballero, Environmental Specialist, Reclamation, 7794 Folsom Dam Road, Folsom, CA 95630; (916) 989–7172; or Jim Micheaels, Park Planner, DPR, 7806 Folsom-Auburn Road, Folsom, CA 95630, (916) 988– 0513. An Auburn State Recreation Area (SRA) General Plan (GP) was completed in 1978 (a combined General Plan with Folsom Lake SRA). This plan presumed construction of Auburn Dam; however, Auburn Dam construction did not occur within the time frame identified by the 1978 GP. Because construction of Auburn Dam was not completed within the time frames anticipated, an IRMP was prepared in 1992 to address current resources, conditions, and uses. Auburn Dam continues to be a federally recognized project. The current 1992 IRMP lacks sufficient detail and analysis of the natural resources and existing visitor uses for contemporary management of Auburn SRA as a river-based resource. An updated and more comprehensive Canyon/River based IRMP is needed until Congress determines the future of SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\01JNN1.SGM 01JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 105 / Thursday, June 1, 2006 / Notices Auburn Dam and the related land and water resources. organizations or businesses, available for public disclosure in their entirety. Key GP/IRMP Issues for Analysis Frank Michny, Regional Environmental Officer, Mid-Pacific Region. [FR Doc. E6–8460 Filed 5–31–06; 8:45 am] wwhite on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES (1) Public health and safety; (2) Resource protection and conservation; (3) Conflicts between user groups; (4) Wild land fire and fuel management plans; (5) Encroachment and trespassing; (6) Emerging and growing recreation uses. Comments presented at the public meeting will be used to further analyze environmental issues that should be addressed in the GP/IRMP and accompanying EIS/EIR. Individual scoping meetings can be arranged with responsible/cooperating agencies and with special interest groups upon request. Persons needing reasonable accommodations in order to attend and participate in the public meeting should contact Ms. Laura Caballero, at 916– 989–7172, as soon as possible. In order to allow sufficient time to process requests, please call no later than 1 week before the meeting. Information regarding this proposed action is available in alternative formats upon request. Letters describing the proposed action and soliciting comments will be sent to the appropriate Federal, State, and local agencies, and to private organizations and citizens who have previously expressed or are known to have interest in this proposal to ensure that the full range of issues related to this proposed action are addressed and all significant issues identified, comments and suggestions are invited from all interested parties and stakeholders. Our practice is to make comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, available for public review. Individual respondents may request that we withhold their home addresses from public disclosure, which we will honor to the extent allowable by law. There also may be circumstances in which we would withhold a respondent’s identity from public disclosure, as allowable by law. If you wish us to withhold your name and/or address, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment. We will make all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:10 May 31, 2006 Jkt 208001 BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–364 and 731– TA–711 and 713–716 (Second Review)] Oil Country Tubular Goods From Argentina, Italy, Japan, Korea, and Mexico United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Institution of five-year reviews concerning the countervailing duty order on oil country tubular goods (‘‘OCTG’’) from Italy and the antidumping duty orders on OCTG from Argentina, Italy, Japan, Korea, and Mexico. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice that it has instituted reviews pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)) (the Act) to determine whether revocation of the countervailing duty order on OCTG from Italy and the antidumping duty orders on OCTG from Argentina, Italy, Japan, Korea, and Mexico would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, interested parties are requested to respond to this notice by submitting the information specified below to the Commission; 1 to be assured of consideration, the deadline for responses is July 21, 2006. Comments on the adequacy of responses may be filed with the Commission by August 14, 2006. For further information concerning the conduct of these reviews and rules of general application, consult the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A, D, E, and F (19 CFR part 207). DATES: Effective Date: June 1, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Messer (202–205–3193), Office of 1 No response to this request for information is required if a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) number is not displayed; the OMB number is 3117–0016/USITC No. 06–5–153, expiration date June 30, 2008. Public reporting burden for the request is estimated to average 10 hours per response. Please send comments regarding the accuracy of this burden estimate to the Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 31207 Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. Hearingimpaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (http:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for these reviews may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background. On August 10, 1995, the Department of Commerce (‘‘Commerce’’) issued a countervailing duty order on imports of OCTG from Italy (60 FR 40822). On August 11, 1995, Commerce issued antidumping duty orders on imports of OCTG from Argentina, Italy, Japan, Korea, and Mexico (60 FR 41055). Following five-year reviews by Commerce and the Commission, effective July 25, 2001, Commerce issued a continuation of the countervailing duty order on imports of OCTG from Italy and the antidumping duty orders on imports of OCTG from Argentina, Italy, Japan, Korea, and Mexico (66 FR 38630). The Commission is now conducting second reviews to determine whether revocation of the orders would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to the domestic industry within a reasonably foreseeable time. It will assess the adequacy of interested party responses to this notice of institution to determine whether to conduct full reviews or expedited reviews. The Commission’s determinations in any expedited reviews will be based on the facts available, which may include information provided in response to this notice. Definitions. The following definitions apply to these reviews: (1) Subject Merchandise is the class or kind of merchandise that is within the scope of the five-year reviews, as defined by Commerce. (2) The Subject Countries in these reviews are Argentina, Italy, Japan, Korea, and Mexico. (3) The Domestic Like Product is the domestically produced product or products which are like, or in the absence of like, most similar in characteristics and uses with, the Subject Merchandise. In its original determinations and its full five-year review determinations, the Commission E:\FR\FM\01JNN1.SGM 01JNN1

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[FR Doc No: E6-8460]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Reclamation


Auburn State Recreation Area General Plan/Interim Resource 
Management Plan

AGENCY: Bureau of Reclamation, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement/
Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) and notice of public scoping 
meeting.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and 
the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the Bureau of 
Reclamation (Reclamation) and the California Department of Parks and 
Recreation (DPR) propose to prepare a joint EIS/EIR for the Auburn 
State Recreation Area General Plan/Interim Resource Management Plan 
(GP/IRMP). Reclamation is the Lead Federal Agency for NEPA and DPR is 
the Lead State Agency for CEQA. A public scoping meeting to solicit 
public input on the alternatives, concerns, and issues to be addressed 
in the GP/IRMP and EIS/EIR has been scheduled.

DATES: A public scoping meeting will be held on June 15, 2006 from 6 to 
9 p.m. in Auburn, California.
    Requests for reasonable accommodation should be received no later 
than 1 week before the meeting (see Supplementary Information).
    Send written comments on the scope of the EIS/EIR by the close of 
business on July 31, 2006.

ADDRESSES: The public scoping meeting will be held at the Canyon View 
Center, Foothills Room, 471 Maidu Drive, Auburn, CA 95603.
    Written comments on the scope of the EIS/EIR should be sent to: Mr. 
Jim Micheaels, Park Planner, DPR, 7806 Folsom Auburn Road, Folsom, CA 
95630.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura Caballero, Environmental 
Specialist, Reclamation, 7794 Folsom Dam Road, Folsom, CA 95630; (916) 
989-7172; or Jim Micheaels, Park Planner, DPR, 7806 Folsom-Auburn Road, 
Folsom, CA 95630, (916) 988-0513.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: An Auburn State Recreation Area (SRA) 
General Plan (GP) was completed in 1978 (a combined General Plan with 
Folsom Lake SRA). This plan presumed construction of Auburn Dam; 
however, Auburn Dam construction did not occur within the time frame 
identified by the 1978 GP. Because construction of Auburn Dam was not 
completed within the time frames anticipated, an IRMP was prepared in 
1992 to address current resources, conditions, and uses. Auburn Dam 
continues to be a federally recognized project.
    The current 1992 IRMP lacks sufficient detail and analysis of the 
natural resources and existing visitor uses for contemporary management 
of Auburn SRA as a river-based resource. An updated and more 
comprehensive Canyon/River based IRMP is needed until Congress 
determines the future of

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Auburn Dam and the related land and water resources.

Key GP/IRMP Issues for Analysis

(1) Public health and safety;
(2) Resource protection and conservation;
(3) Conflicts between user groups;
(4) Wild land fire and fuel management plans;
(5) Encroachment and trespassing;
(6) Emerging and growing recreation uses.

    Comments presented at the public meeting will be used to further 
analyze environmental issues that should be addressed in the GP/IRMP 
and accompanying EIS/EIR. Individual scoping meetings can be arranged 
with responsible/cooperating agencies and with special interest groups 
upon request.
    Persons needing reasonable accommodations in order to attend and 
participate in the public meeting should contact Ms. Laura Caballero, 
at 916-989-7172, as soon as possible. In order to allow sufficient time 
to process requests, please call no later than 1 week before the 
meeting. Information regarding this proposed action is available in 
alternative formats upon request.
    Letters describing the proposed action and soliciting comments will 
be sent to the appropriate Federal, State, and local agencies, and to 
private organizations and citizens who have previously expressed or are 
known to have interest in this proposal to ensure that the full range 
of issues related to this proposed action are addressed and all 
significant issues identified, comments and suggestions are invited 
from all interested parties and stakeholders.
    Our practice is to make comments, including names and home 
addresses of respondents, available for public review. Individual 
respondents may request that we withhold their home addresses from 
public disclosure, which we will honor to the extent allowable by law. 
There also may be circumstances in which we would withhold a 
respondent's identity from public disclosure, as allowable by law. If 
you wish us to withhold your name and/or address, you must state this 
prominently at the beginning of your comment. We 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.

Frank Michny,
Regional Environmental Officer, Mid-Pacific Region.
[FR Doc. E6-8460 Filed 5-31-06; 8:45 am]
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