Notice of Availability of Draft Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Idaho, 32126-32127 [E6-8619]

Download as PDF 32126 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 106 / Friday, June 2, 2006 / Notices alternatives related to the proposed action. A public meeting will be held on June 19, 2006 as noted in the DATES section above. Written comments from interested parties are welcome to ensure that the full range of issues related to the proposed action are identified. All comments and materials received, including names and addresses, will become part of the administrative record and may be released to the public. Comments and materials received will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the office listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. The Service requests that comments be specific. In particular, we request information regarding: Direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts of implementation of the proposed action; other possible alternatives that meet the purpose and need; potential adaptive management and/or monitoring provisions; existing environmental conditions in the project area; other plans or projects that might be relevant to this proposed project; and minimization and mitigation efforts. The environmental review of this project will be conducted in accordance with the requirements of the NEPA of 1969 as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), Council on the Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500– 1518), other applicable Federal laws and regulations, and applicable policies and procedures of the Services. This notice is being furnished in accordance with 40 CFR 1501.7 to obtain suggestions and information from other agencies and the public on the scope of issues and alternatives to be addressed in the EIS. Dated: May 23, 2006. John Engbring, Acting Deputy Manager, California/Nevada Operations Office, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. 06–4918 Filed 6–1–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [ID 111 1610 DP 049D DBG060003] jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Notice of Availability of Draft Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Idaho AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:05 Jun 01, 2006 Jkt 208001 1969 (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Resource Management Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement (Draft RMP/EIS) for the Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area (NCA). DATES: To assure that they will be considered, BLM must receive written comments on the Draft RMP/EIS within 90 days following the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes this Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. The BLM will announce future meetings or hearings and any other public involvement activities at least 15 days in advance through public notices, media news releases, and/or mailings. ADDRESSES: The Draft RMP/EIS will be posted on the Internet at http:// www.id.blm.gov/planning and will be mailed to those who have indicated that they want a hard copy or a compact disk. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • E-mail: srbp@contentanalysisgroup.com. • Fax: 801–397–2601. • Mail: Snake River Birds of Prey NCA, C/O Content Analysis Group, P.O. Box 2000, Bountiful, UT 84011–2000. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Sullivan, NCA Manager, Bureau of Land Management, Four Rivers Field Office, 3948 Development Ave., Boise, Idaho 83705, phone—208–384–3300. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NCA encompasses approximately 484,000 acres of public land along 81 miles of the Snake River. The NCA was established on August 4, 1993 by Public Law 103–64 for the conservation, protection, and enhancement of raptor populations and habitats and the natural and environmental resources and values associated with the area. Issues identified through public scoping to be addressed in the planning process include the following: • Vegetation: Substantial losses of native shrub and perennial grass communities have resulted in smaller and less stable small mammal raptor prey populations, which have secondarily impacted raptor populations. • Fuels Management: The landscapescale change from perennial to annual plant communities has altered the natural fire regime, resulting in more frequent fires, and greater potential for damage to private improvements in the wildland urban interface. PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Recreation: The burgeoning human population and associated development in the surrounding area have increased recreation-related impacts on soils and vegetation, predominately through offroad vehicle use. In addition, unregulated recreational shooting has caused safety conflicts with military training activities. • National Guard: Military activities need to be conducted in a way that reduces impacts to soils and vegetation, especially shrub communities. Four alternative strategies are described and analyzed, as follows: Alternative A: (No-Action) Serves as a baseline for comparison with the other three alternatives, and proposes no major changes in resource management. Alternative B: Emphasizes a moderate level of raptor and raptor prey habitat restoration and rehabilitation, while accommodating recreation, military, and commodity uses that are compatible with the purposes of the NCA. Alternative C: Places a heavy emphasis on restoration and rehabilitation of all non-shrub areas outside the National Guard’s Orchard Training Area (OTA) to improve raptor and raptor prey habitat. Livestock grazing preference would be eliminated, and recreation and military training would be substantially restricted to support habitat restoration projects. Alternative D: (Preferred Alternative) Places a heavy emphasis on restoration of all non-shrub areas outside the OTA to improve raptor and raptor prey habitat, with moderate restrictions on recreation, military, and commodity uses. Decision Process: Depending on the number and types of comments on the Draft RMP/EIS, the Proposed RMP/Final EIS is expected to be published in late 2006. A Notice of Availability of the Proposed RMP/Final EIS will be published in the Federal Register and through local news media. A notice of an approved Record of Decision will be published in the Federal Register following resolution of any protests or appeals on the Proposed RMP/Final EIS. The official responsible for the decision is the BLM Idaho State Director. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name or street address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your written comment. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations and businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be E:\FR\FM\02JNN1.SGM 02JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 106 / Friday, June 2, 2006 / Notices available for public inspection in their entirety. Copies of the Draft Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area Resource Management Plan/EIS are available in the Boise District Office at the above address. Dated: February 14, 2006. John Sullivan, National Conservation Area Manager. [FR Doc. E6–8619 Filed 6–1–06; 8:45 am] INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731–TA–461 (Second Review)] Gray Portland Cement and Cement Clinker From Japan Determination On the basis of the record 1 developed in the subject five-year review, the United States International Trade Commission (Commission) determines, pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)) (the Act), that revocation of the antidumping duty order on gray portland cement and cement clinker from Japan would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United States within a reasonably foreseeable time. Background The Commission instituted this review on October 3, 2005 (70 FR 57617) and determined on January 6, 2006 that it would conduct an expedited review (71 FR 5069, January 31, 2006). The Commission transmitted its determination in this review to the Secretary of Commerce on May 31, 2006. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 3856 (May 2006), entitled Gray Portland Cement and Cement Clinker from Japan: Investigation No. 731–TA–461 (Second Review). jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Issued: May 26, 2006. By order of the Commission. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E6–8556 Filed 6–1–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P 1 The record is defined in § 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)). 18:05 Jun 01, 2006 [Inv. No. 337–TA–565] In the Matter of Certain Ink Cartridges and Components Thereof; Notice of a Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Amending the Complaint and Notice of Investigation AGENCY: U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION Jkt 208001 SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review an initial determination (‘‘ID’’) of the presiding administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’) granting the motion of complainants to amend the complaint and notice of investigation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael K. Haldenstein, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–3041. Copies of the public version of the ALJ’s ID and all other nonconfidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone 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 this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS– ON–LINE) at http://edis.usitc.gov. Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission instituted this investigation on March 23, 2006, based on a complaint filed by Epson Portland, Inc. of Oregon, Epson America, Inc. of California, and Seiko Epson Corporation of Japan. 71 FR 14720 (2006). The complaint alleged violations of section 337 in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain ink cartridges and components thereof by reason of infringement of claim 7 of U.S. Patent No. 5,615,957; claims 18, 81, 93, 149, 164 and 165 of U.S. Patent No. 5,622,439; claims 83 and 84 of U.S. Patent No. 5,158,377; claims 19 and 20 PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 32127 of U.S. Patent No. 5,221,148; claims 29, 31, 34 and 38 of U.S. Patent No. 5,156,472; claim 1 of U.S. Patent No. 5,488,401; claims 1–3 and 9 of U.S. Patent No. 6,502,917; claims 1, 31 and 34 of U.S. Patent No. 6,550,902; and claims 1, 10 and 14 of U.S. Patent No. 6,955,422. The complaint further alleged that an industry in the United States exists as required by subsection (a)(2) of section 337. The complainants requested that the Commission issue a general exclusion order and cease and desist orders. The Commission named as respondents 24 companies located in China, Germany, Hong Kong, Korea, and the United States. The ALJ set June 25, 2007, as the target date for completion of the investigation. The ALJ issued the subject ID on May 3, 2006. The ID grants complainants’ motion to add infringement of claim 1 of United States Patent No. 7,008,053 and claims 21, 45, 53 and 54 of United States Patent No. 7,011,397 to the complaint and notice of investigation, to submit supplemental information, and to include an additional accused device in the investigation. The ALJ found that there was ‘‘good cause’’ to permit the new allegations of infringement because the two patents had issued after the complaint was filed in this investigation and discovery was still in its early stages. The Commission investigative attorney supported complainants’ motion. Three respondents opposed the motion. No petitions for review of the ID were filed. This action is taken under the authority of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, and Commission rule 210.42, 19 CFR 210.42. By order of the Commission. Issued: May 26, 2006. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E6–8557 Filed 5–31–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Antitrust Division Notice Pursuant to the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993—Portland Cement Association Notice is hereby given that, on May 4, 2006, pursuant to Section 6(a) of the National Cooperative Research and Production Act of 1993, 15 U.S.C. 4301 et seq. (‘‘the Act’’), Portland Cement Association (‘‘PCA’’) has filed written notifications simultaneously with the E:\FR\FM\02JNN1.SGM 02JNN1

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[FR Doc No: E6-8619]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[ID 111 1610 DP 049D DBG060003]


Notice of Availability of Draft Snake River Birds of Prey 
National Conservation Area Resource Management Plan and Environmental 
Impact Statement, Idaho

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969 (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and the Federal Land Policy and 
Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the Bureau of 
Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Resource Management Plan/
Environmental Impact Statement (Draft RMP/EIS) for the Snake River 
Birds of Prey National Conservation Area (NCA).

DATES: To assure that they will be considered, BLM must receive written 
comments on the Draft RMP/EIS within 90 days following the date the 
Environmental Protection Agency publishes this Notice of Availability 
in the Federal Register. The BLM will announce future meetings or 
hearings and any other public involvement activities at least 15 days 
in advance through public notices, media news releases, and/or 
mailings.

ADDRESSES: The Draft RMP/EIS will be posted on the Internet at http://
www.id.blm.gov/planning and will be mailed to those who have indicated 
that they want a hard copy or a compact disk.
    You may submit comments by any of the following methods:
     E-mail: srbp@contentanalysisgroup.com.
     Fax: 801-397-2601.
     Mail: Snake River Birds of Prey NCA, C/O Content Analysis 
Group, P.O. Box 2000, Bountiful, UT 84011-2000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John Sullivan, NCA Manager, Bureau of 
Land Management, Four Rivers Field Office, 3948 Development Ave., 
Boise, Idaho 83705, phone--208-384-3300.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The NCA encompasses approximately 484,000 
acres of public land along 81 miles of the Snake River. The NCA was 
established on August 4, 1993 by Public Law 103-64 for the 
conservation, protection, and enhancement of raptor populations and 
habitats and the natural and environmental resources and values 
associated with the area.
    Issues identified through public scoping to be addressed in the 
planning process include the following:
     Vegetation: Substantial losses of native shrub and 
perennial grass communities have resulted in smaller and less stable 
small mammal raptor prey populations, which have secondarily impacted 
raptor populations.
     Fuels Management: The landscape-scale change from 
perennial to annual plant communities has altered the natural fire 
regime, resulting in more frequent fires, and greater potential for 
damage to private improvements in the wildland urban interface.
     Recreation: The burgeoning human population and associated 
development in the surrounding area have increased recreation-related 
impacts on soils and vegetation, predominately through off-road vehicle 
use. In addition, unregulated recreational shooting has caused safety 
conflicts with military training activities.
     National Guard: Military activities need to be conducted 
in a way that reduces impacts to soils and vegetation, especially shrub 
communities.
    Four alternative strategies are described and analyzed, as follows:
    Alternative A: (No-Action) Serves as a baseline for comparison with 
the other three alternatives, and proposes no major changes in resource 
management.
    Alternative B: Emphasizes a moderate level of raptor and raptor 
prey habitat restoration and rehabilitation, while accommodating 
recreation, military, and commodity uses that are compatible with the 
purposes of the NCA.
    Alternative C: Places a heavy emphasis on restoration and 
rehabilitation of all non-shrub areas outside the National Guard's 
Orchard Training Area (OTA) to improve raptor and raptor prey habitat. 
Livestock grazing preference would be eliminated, and recreation and 
military training would be substantially restricted to support habitat 
restoration projects.
    Alternative D: (Preferred Alternative) Places a heavy emphasis on 
restoration of all non-shrub areas outside the OTA to improve raptor 
and raptor prey habitat, with moderate restrictions on recreation, 
military, and commodity uses.
    Decision Process: Depending on the number and types of comments on 
the Draft RMP/EIS, the Proposed RMP/Final EIS is expected to be 
published in late 2006. A Notice of Availability of the Proposed RMP/
Final EIS will be published in the Federal Register and through local 
news media. A notice of an approved Record of Decision will be 
published in the Federal Register following resolution of any protests 
or appeals on the Proposed RMP/Final EIS. The official responsible for 
the decision is the BLM Idaho State Director.
    Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to 
withhold your name or street address from public review or from 
disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this 
prominently at the beginning of your written comment. Such requests 
will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from 
organizations and businesses, and from individuals identifying 
themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or 
businesses, will be

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available for public inspection in their entirety. Copies of the Draft 
Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area Resource 
Management Plan/EIS are available in the Boise District Office at the 
above address.

    Dated: February 14, 2006.
John Sullivan,
National Conservation Area Manager.
[FR Doc. E6-8619 Filed 6-1-06; 8:45 am]
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