Notice of Proposed Changes to the Natural Resources Conservation Service's National Handbook of Conservation Practices, 37184-37185 [E7-13251]

Download as PDF 37184 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 130 / Monday, July 9, 2007 / Notices will meet in Willows, California. Agenda items covered include: (1) Introductions, (2) Approve Minutes, (3) Public Comment, (4) Project Proposals/ Possible Action, (5) Status of Funding, (6) Reports on Completed Projects, (7) General Discussion, (8) Next Agenda. DATES: The meeting will be held on July 23, 2007, from 1:30 p.m. and end at approximately 4:30 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Mendocino National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 825 N. Humboldt Ave., Willows, CA 95988. Individuals who wish to speak or propose agenda items send their names and proposals to Eduardo Olmedo, DFO, 825 N. Humboldt Ave., Willows, CA 95988. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bobbin Gaddini, Committee Coordinator, USDA, Mendocino National Forest, Grindstone Ranger District, P.O. Box 164, Elk Creek, CA 95939. (530) 968–1815; e-mail ggaddini@fs.fed.us. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting will be open to the public. Committee discussion is limited to Forest Service staff and Committee members. However, persons who wish to bring matters to the attention of the Committee will file written statements with the Committee staff before or after the meeting. Public input sessions are provided and individuals who made written requests by July 19, 2007 have the opportunity to address the committee at those sessions. Dated: June 27, 2007. Eduardo Olmedo, Designated Federal Official. [FR Doc. 07–3308 Filed 7–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Natural Resources Conservation Service Rehabilitation of Multiple Purpose Dam No. 3 of the Muddy Fork of the Illinois River Watershed, Washington County, Arkansas Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of a Finding of No Significant Impact. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969; the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR Part 1500); and the Natural Resources Conservation Service Regulations (7 CFR Part 650); the Natural Resources Conservation Service, VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:59 Jul 06, 2007 Jkt 211001 U.S. Department of Agriculture, gives notice that an environmental impact statement is not being prepared for the rehabilitation of Multiple Purpose Dam No. 3 of the Muddy Fork of the Illinois River Watershed, Washington County, Arkansas. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kalven L. Trice, State Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Rm. 3416 Federal Building, 700 West Capital Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72201– 3225, Telephone (501) 301–3100. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The environmental assessment of this federally assisted action indicates that the project will not cause significant local, regional, or national impacts on the environment. As a result of these findings, Kalven L. Trice, State Conservationist, has determined that the preparation and review of an environmental impact statement is not needed for this project. The project will rehabilitate Multiple Purpose Dam (MPD) No. 3 to maintain the present level of flood control, fish habitat and recreational benefits and comply with the current dam safety and performance standards. Local Sponsoring Organizations for the rehabilitation of MPD No. 3 are the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and Washington County Conservation District. Rehabilitation of MPD No. 3 will require the dam to be modified to meet current performance and safety standards for a high hazard dam. The modification will consist of: • The existing principal spillway inlet and conduit are adequate. The principal spillway crest will be maintained at Elevation 1169.3, the current permanent pool elevation. • Increasing spillway capacity by the addition of a 100-foot wide RCC structural spillway over the top of dam to supplement the existing 110-foot wide vegetated auxiliary spillway, with the crest elevation of both spillways set at Elevation 1175.3 feet, the current elevation for the vegetated spillway. • Raising the top of dam and dike (located northwest of the pool area) from Elevation 1179.0 feet to Elevation 1181.9 feet to safely pass the 6-hour to 72-hour duration Probable Maximum Precipitation (PMP) storms. All disturbed areas will be planted to plants that have wildlife values. The proposed work will not affect any prime farmland, endangered or threatened species, wetlands, or cultural resources. Federal assistance will be provided under authority of the Small Watershed Rehabilitation Amendments of 2000 (Section 313, Pub. L. 106–472). Total PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 project cost is estimated to be $1,429,900, of which $1,019,600 will be paid from the Small Watershed Rehabilitation funds and $410,300 from local funds. The notice of a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) has been forwarded to the Environmental Protection Agency and to various Federal, State, and local agencies and interested parties. A limited number of copies of the FONSI are available to fill single copy requests at the above address. Basic data developed during the environmental assessment are on file and may be reviewed by contacting Kalven L. Trice, State Conservationist. No administrative action on implementation of the proposal will be taken until August 8, 2007. Dated: June 28, 2007. Kalven L. Trice, State Conservationist. [FR Doc. E7–13226 Filed 7–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–16–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Natural Resources Conservation Service Notice of Proposed Changes to the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s National Handbook of Conservation Practices Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), U.S. Department of Agriculture. ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed changes in the NRCS National Handbook of Conservation Practices for public review and comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the intention of NRCS to issue a series of new or revised conservation practice standards in its National Handbook of Conservation Practices. These standards include: ‘‘Agrichemical Handling Facility (Code 309)’’ (This is a new standard), and ‘‘Fence (Code 382)’’ (This is an existing standard that has been updated). NRCS State Conservationists who choose to adopt these practices for use within their States will incorporate them into Section IV of their respective electronic Field Office Technical Guides (eFOTG). These practices may be used in conservation systems that treat highly erodible land or on land determined to be a wetland. EFFECTIVE DATES: Comments will be received for a 30-day period commencing with this date of publication. Final versions of these new or revised conservation practice standards will be adopted after the close E:\FR\FM\09JYN1.SGM 09JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 130 / Monday, July 9, 2007 / Notices of the 30-day period, after consideration of all comments. ADDRESSES: Comments should be submitted by one of the following methods: 1. In writing to: National Agricultural Engineer, Natural Resources Conservation Service, P.O. Box 2890, Washington, DC 20013–2890; or 2. Electronically by e-mail to: Daniel.meyer@wdc.usda.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of these standards are attached to this Notice or can be downloaded or printed from the following Web site: ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/NHQ/ practice-standards/federal-register/. Single copies of paper versions of these standards are also available from NRCS in Washington, DC. Submit individual inquiries in writing to Daniel Meyer, National Agricultural Engineer, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Post Office Box 2890, Room 6139–S, Washington, DC 20013–2890, or electronically to Daniel.meyer@wdc.usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 343 of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 requires NRCS to make available for public review and comment all proposed revisions to conservation practice standards used to carry out the highly erodible land and wetland provisions of the law. For the next 30 days, NRCS will receive comments relative to the proposed changes. Following that period, a determination will be made by NRCS regarding disposition of those comments and a final determination of changes will be made. Form Number(s): None. OMB Approval Number: 0648–0353. Type of Request: Regular submission. Burden Hours: 3,138. Number of Respondents: 1,692. Average Hours per Response: Fifteen minutes. Needs and Uses: Participants in the groundfish fisheries in the Exclusive Economic Zone off the coast of Alaska are required to mark identification information on marker buoys for hookand-line, longline pot, and pot-and-line gear. The information is needed for fishery enforcement purposes. Cooperating fishermen also use the gear identification to report placement or occurrence of gear in unauthorized areas. Fishermen marking their gear correctly ultimately benefit, as unauthorized and illegal fishing is deterred and more burdensome regulations are avoided. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Frequency: Annually. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395–3897. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, Fax number (202) 395–7285, or David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov. Signed in Washington, DC, on June 7, 2007. Arlen L. Lancaster, Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service. [FR Doc. E7–13251 Filed 7–6–07; 8:45 am] Dated: July 3, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–13216 Filed 7–6–07; 8:45 am] 37185 Form Number(s): 88–14. OMB Approval Number: 0648–0090. Type of Request: Regular submission. Burden Hours: 2,250. Number of Respondents: 1,000. Average Hours per Response: Application and agreement document, each 30 minutes; Schedules A and B, 50 minutes, certificate of completion, 1 hour. Needs and Uses: The Capital Construction Fund Program allows commercial fishermen to enter into agreements with the Secretary of Commerce to establish accounts to fund the construction, reconstruction, or replacement of a fishing vessel. Monies placed into the accounts receive tax deferral benefits. Persons must apply for the program to establish their eligibility. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Required to obtain or retain benefits. OMB Desk Officer: David Rostker, (202) 395–3897. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to David Rostker, OMB Desk Officer, FAX number (202) 395–7285, or David_Rostker@omb.eop.gov. Dated: July 3, 2007. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. E7–13217 Filed 7–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P BILLING CODE 3510–22–P BILLING CODE 3410–16–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Alaska Region Gear Identification Requirements. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:59 Jul 06, 2007 Jkt 211001 The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). AGENCY: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Interim Capital Construction Fund Agreement and Certificate Family of Forms. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Information and Communication Technology Survey ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the E:\FR\FM\09JYN1.SGM 09JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 130 (Monday, July 9, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 37184-37185]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-13251]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Natural Resources Conservation Service


Notice of Proposed Changes to the Natural Resources Conservation 
Service's National Handbook of Conservation Practices

AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), U.S. Department 
of Agriculture.

ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed changes in the NRCS National 
Handbook of Conservation Practices for public review and comment.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the intention of NRCS to issue a 
series of new or revised conservation practice standards in its 
National Handbook of Conservation Practices. These standards include: 
``Agrichemical Handling Facility (Code 309)'' (This is a new standard), 
and ``Fence (Code 382)'' (This is an existing standard that has been 
updated). NRCS State Conservationists who choose to adopt these 
practices for use within their States will incorporate them into 
Section IV of their respective electronic Field Office Technical Guides 
(eFOTG). These practices may be used in conservation systems that treat 
highly erodible land or on land determined to be a wetland.

EFFECTIVE DATES: Comments will be received for a 30-day period 
commencing with this date of publication. Final versions of these new 
or revised conservation practice standards will be adopted after the 
close

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of the 30-day period, after consideration of all comments.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be submitted by one of the following 
methods:
    1. In writing to: National Agricultural Engineer, Natural Resources 
Conservation Service, P.O. Box 2890, Washington, DC 20013-2890; or
    2. Electronically by e-mail to: Daniel.meyer@wdc.usda.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Copies of these standards are attached 
to this Notice or can be downloaded or printed from the following Web 
site: ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/NHQ/practice-standards/federal-
register/. Single copies of paper versions of these standards are also 
available from NRCS in Washington, DC. Submit individual inquiries in 
writing to Daniel Meyer, National Agricultural Engineer, Natural 
Resources Conservation Service, Post Office Box 2890, Room 6139-S, 
Washington, DC 20013-2890, or electronically to 
Daniel.meyer@wdc.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 343 of the Federal Agriculture 
Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 requires NRCS to make available for 
public review and comment all proposed revisions to conservation 
practice standards used to carry out the highly erodible land and 
wetland provisions of the law.
    For the next 30 days, NRCS will receive comments relative to the 
proposed changes. Following that period, a determination will be made 
by NRCS regarding disposition of those comments and a final 
determination of changes will be made.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on June 7, 2007.
Arlen L. Lancaster,
Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service.
 [FR Doc. E7-13251 Filed 7-6-07; 8:45 am]
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