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Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 39338 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 133 / Wednesday, July 12, 2006 / Notices can also access and download a copy from the Web site http://library.fws.gov/ ccps.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Edward Henry, Refuge Manager, Wallkill River NWR, at 973–702–7266, or by e-mail at Edward_Henry@fws.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 requires CCPs for all refuges to provide refuge managers with 15-year strategies for achieving refuge purposes and furthering the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Developing CCPs is done according to the sound principles of fish and wildlife science and laws, while adhering to Service planning and related policies. In addition to outlining broad management direction on conserving refuge wildlife and habitat, CCPs identify wildlifedependent recreational opportunities available to the public, including opportunities for hunting, fishing, wildlife observation and photography, and environmental education and interpretation. We will review and update this CCP at least once every 15 years. The 566-acre refuge lies in the Town of Shawangunk, Ulster County, New York. Its purpose is ‘‘carrying out the national migratory bird management program’’ (16 U.S.C. 667b). State and regional conservation plans identify its regional importance for breeding and migrating grassland birds and wintering raptors. In 1999, we accepted a transfer of land from the United States Military Academy at West Point through the General Services Administration. That transfer occurred under the legislative authority of the Transfer of Certain Real Property for Wildlife Conservation Purposes Act (16 U.S.C. 667b) and the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act (40 U.S.C. 471 et seq.; repealed by Public Law 107–217, August 21, 2002). Since then, we have not added any land to the refuge. In December 2005, we distributed a draft CCP/EA for public review and comment for 57 days between December 5, 2005, and January 31, 2006. Its distribution was announced in the Federal Register on December 5, 2005 (70 FR 72463). That draft analyzed three alternatives for managing the refuge. We also held one public meeting on January 17, 2006, to obtain public comments. We received 590 responses. Appendix I of the final CCP includes a summary of those comments and our responses to them. We selected Alternative B (the Service-preferred alternative) from the draft CCP/EA as the alternative for VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:23 Jul 11, 2006 Jkt 208001 implementation. Our final CCP fully describes its details. Staff from the Wallkill River NWR headquarters office in Sussex, New Jersey, will continue to administer the Shawangunk Grasslands NWR. A small, seasonally staffed visitor contact facility and an improved parking area and kiosk will increase opportunities for visitor outreach and improve the visibility of the Service. Other highlights of the final CCP include: (1) Managing 430 acres of grassland habitat using a diversity of tools and techniques with the objective to sustain high quality habitat for wintering raptors and nesting, foraging, and migrating grassland-dependent birds; (2) Opening the refuge to fishing in the small pond; (3) Initiating an archery hunt for white-tailed deer in the fall; (4) Constructing an interpretive trail with observation platforms and photography blinds; (5) Reducing the scope of the original proposed restoration of the former military airport runways and taxiways to grassland to account for areas being used effectively by nesting grassland birds, and look for opportunities to recycle waste materials onsite or nearby; (6) Restoring the natural hydrology of the area, to the extent it does not impede grasslands management, and (7) Identifying a 3,486-acre Shawangunk Grasslands Focus Area, where the Service will participate in cooperative conservation activities. Dated: June 14, 2006. Richard O. Bennett, Acting Regional Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Hadley, Massachusetts. [FR Doc. E6–10915 Filed 7–11–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Geological Survey Public Workshop on Future Land Imaging for the United States U.S. Geological Survey, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public workshop. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The first public workshop on future land Imaging for the United States will be held in the main auditorium in the Main Interior Building, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC. The workshop, directed by the Office of Science and Technology Polict of the Executive Branch, is designed to inform the satellite user community of plans for moderate resolution, Landsat-type PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 multispectral imaging. The workshop will include presentations by the Future of Land Imaging Interagency Working Group, industry, the user community and government representatives. Attendees will be given an opportunity to express views and perspectives on future land imaging needs and capabilities. DATES: July 26, 2006, 1 p.m.–5 p.m. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barron Bradford, U.S. Geological Survey, 517 National Center, Reston, Virginia 20192 (703) 648–5774 or brbradford@usgs.gov. Dated: July 7, 2006. Barbara J. Ryan, Associate Director for Geography. [FR Doc. 06–6167 Filed 7–11–06; 8:45am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Submission of Request to Office of Management and Budget for Extension of Self-Governance Information Collection Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) is submitting a request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to extend an information collection from potential and existing Self-Governance Tribes, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The information collected under OMB Clearance Number 1076–0143 will be used to establish requirements for entry into the pool of qualified applicants for self-governance, to provide information for awarding planning and negotiation grants, and to meet reporting requirements of the Self-Governance Act. Submit comments on or before August 11, 2006. ADDRESSES: Written comments can be sent to: The Desk Officer for the Department of the Interior via telefacsimile at (202) 395–6566 or by email to OIRA_DOCKET@omb.eop.gov. A copy should be sent to Ken Reinfeld, Office of Self-Governance, 1849 C Street, NW., Mail Stop 4622 MIB, Washington, DC 20240. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: You may obtain copies of the information collection request submission and the Federal Register notice by contacting Ken Reinfeld, (202) 208–5734. DATES: E:\FR\FM\12JYN1.SGM 12JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Geological Survey


Public Workshop on Future Land Imaging for the United States

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

ACTION:  Notice of public workshop.

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SUMMARY: The first public workshop on future land Imaging for the 
United States will be held in the main auditorium in the Main Interior 
Building, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC. The workshop, directed by 
the Office of Science and Technology Polict of the Executive Branch, is 
designed to inform the satellite user community of plans for moderate 
resolution, Landsat-type multispectral imaging. The workshop will 
include presentations by the Future of Land Imaging Interagency Working 
Group, industry, the user community and government representatives. 
Attendees will be given an opportunity to express views and 
perspectives on future land imaging needs and capabilities.

DATES: July 26, 2006, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Barron Bradford, U.S. Geological 
Survey, 517 National Center, Reston, Virginia 20192 (703) 648-5774 or 
brbradford@usgs.gov.

    Dated: July 7, 2006.
Barbara J. Ryan,
Associate Director for Geography.
[FR Doc. 06-6167 Filed 7-11-06; 8:45am]
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