Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Florida Advisory Committee, 42079-42080 [E6-11841]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 142 / Tuesday, July 25, 2006 / Notices Arizona. Send written comments to Robert Dyson, Eastern Arizona Counties Resource Advisory Committee, c/o Forest Service, USDA, P.O. Box 640, Springerville, Arizona 85938 or electronically to rdyson@fs.fed.us. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Dyson, Public Affairs Officer, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests (928) 333–4301. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting is open to the public. Committee discussion is limited to Forest Service staff and Committee members. However, persons who wish to bring Public Law 106–393 related matters to the attention of the Committee may file written statements with the Committee staff before the meeting. Opportunity for public input will be provided. Dated: July 19, 2006. Elaine Zieroth, Forest Supervisor, Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests. [FR Doc. 06–6435 Filed 7–24–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service RIN 0596–AC44 Notice of Extension of Public Comment Period for Proposed Native Plant Material Policy (FSM 2070) Forest Service, USDA. Notice of extension of public comment period. AGENCY: sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: The Forest Service is extending the public comment period an additional 30 days for the Proposed Native Plant Material Policy (FSM 2070). The Forest Service is proposing to establish a new directive to Forest Service Manual (FSM) 2070 for native plant materials, which will provide direction for the use, growth, development, and storage of native plant materials. Public comment is invited and will be considered in development of the final directive. A copy of the proposed directive is available at http://www.fs.fed.us/ rangelands/whoweare/documents/ FSM2070_Final_2_062905.pdf DATES: Comments must be received in writing, on or before August 24, 2006. ADDRESSES: Send written comments via the U.S. Postal Service to; Native Plant Materials Proposed Directive, Rangeland Management Staff, MAIL STOP 1103, Forest Service, USDA, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250, or by facsimile VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:02 Jul 24, 2006 Jkt 208001 to (202) 205–1096 or by e-mail to nativeplant@fs.fed.us. If comments are sent via facsimile or email, the public is asked not to submit duplicate written comments by mail. Please confine comments to issues pertinent to the proposed directive and explain the reasons for any recommended changes. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying at 201 14th Street, SW., Washington, DC, during regular business hours, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Persons wishing to inspect the comments are encouraged to call in advance to Brian Boyd, (202) 205–1496 to facilitate entrance into the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Larry Stritch, Rangeland Management Staff, USDA Forest Service, Mailstop 1103, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250, (202) 205–1279. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title 36 CFR 219.10(b) states: ‘‘The overall goal of the ecological element of sustainability is to provide a framework to contribute to sustaining native ecological systems by providing ecological conditions to support diversity of native plant and animal species in the plan area.’’ Executive Order 13112 (February 3, 1999, sec. 2(a)(2)(IV)) on invasive species states the agencies will ‘‘provide for restoration of native species and habitat conditions in ecosystems that have been invaded [by non-native species].’’ In accordance with the executive order and regulation, the Forest Service is developing a new proposed directive to Forest Service Manual (FSM) 2070, Native Plant Materials, which addresses the uses of native plant materials in the revegetation, restoration, and rehabilitation of National Forest System lands in order to achieve the Agency’s goal of providing for the diversity of plant and animal communities. The proposed policy would direct collaboration with Federal, State, and local government entities and the public to develop and implement a program for native plant materials for use in revegetation, restoration, and rehabilitation. In proposing this new policy, the Forest Service’s goal is to promote the use of native plant materials in revegetation for restoration and rehabilitation in order to manage and conserve terrestrial and aquatic biological diversity. The proposed policy defines a native plant as: all indigenous terrestrial and aquatic plant species that evolved naturally in an ecosystem. The proposed policy also PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42079 requires the use of best available information to choose ecologically adapted plant materials for the site and situation. Further, the proposed policy states that native plants are to be used when timely natural regeneration of the native plant community is not likely to occur; native plant materials are the first choice in revegatation for restoration and rehabilitation efforts. Nonnative, non-invasive plant species may be used when needed: (1) In emergency conditions to protect basic resource values such as soil stability and water quality; (2) as an interim, non-persistent measure designed to aid in new establishment of native plants (unless natural soil, water and biotic conditions have been permanently altered); (3) native plant species are not available; and (4) when working in permanently altered plant communities. Under no circumstances will nonnative invasive plant species be used. When the proposed policy is issued as final, the Forest Service will: (1) Undertake a comprehensive assessment of needs (type and amount) for native plant materials; (2) invest in a long-term commitment to research and development, education, and technology transfer for native plant materials; (3) expand efforts to increase the availability of native plant materials; and (4) collaborate with other federal agencies; tribal, State, and local governments; academic institutions; and the private sector. Dated: July 19, 2006. Dale N. Bosworth, Chief, Forest Service. [FR Doc. E6–11838 Filed 7–24–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Florida Advisory Committee Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, that a planning meeting conference call of the Florida Advisory Committee to the United States Commission on Civil Rights will convene at 2 p.m. (EST) and adjourn at 4 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, August 3, 2006. The purpose of the conference call is to discuss the Committee’s report, Desegregation of Public School Districts in Florida: School Districts with Unitary Status and Districts Under Court Jurisdiction Have Similar Integration Patterns. This conference call is available to the public through the following call-in E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1 42080 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 142 / Tuesday, July 25, 2006 / Notices number: 800–497–7708, conference contact name is Peter Minarik. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. Callers can expect to incur charges for calls not initiated using the supplied call-in number or over wireless lines and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls using the call-in number over land-line connections. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–977–8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and the contact name Peter Minarik. To ensure that the Commission secures an appropriate number of lines for the public, persons are asked to register by contacting Peter Minarik, Southern Regional Office, (404) 562– 7000, by Monday, August 1, 2006. The meeting will be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the Commission. Dated at Washington, DC, July 20, 2006. Ivy Davis, Acting Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit. [FR Doc. E6–11841 Filed 7–24–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Florida Advisory Committee Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, that a planning meeting of the Florida Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene at 4 p.m. and adjourn at 6:30 p.m. on September 12, 2006, at the Marriott Orlando Airport Hotel, Orlando, Florida, and will reconvene at the same location at 8:30 a.m. and adjourn at 11:30 a.m. on September 13, 2006. The purpose of the meeting is to give Committee members an orientation to their duties and responsibilities, discuss the Committee’s report on migrant education, and consider a project for 2007. Persons desiring additional information should contact Peter Minarik, PhD., Regional Director, Southern Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 404–562– 7000. Hearing-impaired individuals may obtain additional information by calling TDD 202–376–8116, and hearingimpaired persons who will attend the meeting and require the services of a sign language interpreter should contact VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:02 Jul 24, 2006 Jkt 208001 the Regional Office at least ten (10) working days before the scheduled date of the meeting. The meeting will be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the Commission. Dated at Washington, DC, July 19, 2006. Ivy Davis, Acting Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit. [FR Doc. E6–11842 Filed 7–24–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Kentucky Advisory Committee Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, that a planning meeting of the Kentucky Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene at 12:30 p.m. and adjourn at 5 p.m. on Thursday, August 10, 2006, at Room 230, Gardiner Hall, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky. The purpose of the meeting is an orientation of Committee members, a discussion of the Committee’s report on the achievement gap between African American students and white students, and a discussion of a project for 2007. Persons desiring additional information, or planning a presentation to the Committee, should contact Peter Minarik, Ph.D., Regional Director, Southern Regional Office, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights at (404) 562–7000. Hearing impaired individuals may obtain additional information by calling TDD 202–376–8116, and hearing-impaired persons who will attend the meeting and require the services of a sign language interpreter should contact the Regional Office at least ten (10) working days before the scheduled date of the meeting. The meeting will be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the Commission. Dated at Washington, DC, July 19, 2006. Ivy Davis, Acting Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit. [FR Doc. E6–11843 Filed 7–24–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce (DOC) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: Bureau of Economic Analysis. 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They are used extensively by both government and private organizations for national and international economic policy formulation and for analytical purposes. The information collected in these surveys is used to develop the ‘‘transportation’’ portion of the ITA. Without this information, an integral component of the ITA would be omitted. No other Government agency collects comprehensive quarterly data on U.S. ocean carriers’ freight revenues and foreign expenses or U.S. airline operators’ foreign revenues and expenses. These surveys request information from U.S. ocean and air carriers engaged in international transportation of goods and/or passengers. The information is collected on a quarterly basis from U.S. ocean and air carriers whose total annual covered revenues or total annual covered expenses are, or are expected to be, $500,000 or more. 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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 142 (Tuesday, July 25, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 42079-42080]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS


Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Florida Advisory 
Committee

    Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and 
regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, that a planning 
meeting conference call of the Florida Advisory Committee to the United 
States Commission on Civil Rights will convene at 2 p.m. (EST) and 
adjourn at 4 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, August 3, 2006. The purpose of the 
conference call is to discuss the Committee's report, Desegregation of 
Public School Districts in Florida: School Districts with Unitary 
Status and Districts Under Court Jurisdiction Have Similar Integration 
Patterns.
    This conference call is available to the public through the 
following call-in

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number: 800-497-7708, conference contact name is Peter Minarik. Any 
interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the 
meeting. Callers can expect to incur charges for calls not initiated 
using the supplied call-in number or over wireless lines and the 
Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no 
charge for calls using the call-in number over land-line connections. 
Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by 
first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-977-8339 and providing 
the Service with the conference call number and the contact name Peter 
Minarik.
    To ensure that the Commission secures an appropriate number of 
lines for the public, persons are asked to register by contacting Peter 
Minarik, Southern Regional Office, (404) 562-7000, by Monday, August 1, 
2006.
    The meeting will be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the 
rules and regulations of the Commission.

     Dated at Washington, DC, July 20, 2006.
Ivy Davis,
 Acting Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit.
 [FR Doc. E6-11841 Filed 7-24-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6335-01-P