Black Hills National Forest, Hell Canon Ranger District, Custer, South Dakota-Norbeck Wildlife Project, 41703-41704 [07-3710]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 146 / Tuesday, July 31, 2007 / Notices http://www.fsis.usda.gov/regulations/ 2007_Notices_Index/. FSIS also will make copies of this Federal Register publication available through the FSIS Constituent Update, which is used to provide information regarding FSIS policies, procedures, regulations, Federal Register notices, FSIS public meetings, and other types of information that could affect or would be of interest to constituents and stakeholders. The Update is communicated via Listserv, a free electronic mail subscription service for industry, trade and farm groups, consumer interest groups, allied health professionals, and other individuals who have asked to be included. The Update is available on the FSIS Web site. Through the Listserv and Web site, FSIS is able to provide information to a much broader and more diverse audience. In addition, FSIS offers an e-mail subscription service, which provides automatic and customized access to selected food safety news and information. This service is available at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/ news_and_events/email_subscription/. Subscription service options include recalls and export information, as well as regulations, directives, and notices. Customers can add or delete subscriptions themselves and have the option to password protect their account. Done at Washington, DC, on: July 26, 2007. Alfred V. Almanza, Administrator. [FR Doc. E7–14805 Filed 7–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Black Hills National Forest, Hell Canon Ranger District, Custer, South Dakota—Norbeck Wildlife Project Forest Service, USDA. Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement. AGENCY: rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: This project proposes to implement wildlife habitat improvements on about 6,049 acres within the Norbeck Wildlife Preserve on the Hell Canyon Ranger District of the Black Hills National Forest. In addition, the project proposes to conduct prescribed burning on 7,391 acres of the Black Elk Wilderness. This project will analyze effects of these treatments within the constraints of the Black Hills National Forest Revised Land and Resource Management Plan (BHNF LRMP), as amended. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:11 Jul 30, 2007 Jkt 211001 Comments concerning the scope of the analysis should be received within 30 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. The draft environmental impact statement is expected in March, 2008 and the final environmental impact statement is expected July, 2008. ADDRESSES: Send writhen comments to Michael Lloyd, District Ranger, Hell Canyon Ranger District, 330 Mt. Rushmore Rod., Custer, South Dakota 57730. Comment may also be submitted by e-mail to: comments-rockymountain-black-hills-hellcanyon@fs.fed.us. with ‘‘Norbeck’’ as subject. Electronic comments must be submitted in word (.doc), RichText (.rtf), or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alice Allen, Project Coordinator, Blacks Hills National Forest, Hell Canyon Ranger District, at 330 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer, South Dakota 57730, phone (605) 673–4853. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose and Need for Action: The purpose for the proposed action is to benefit ‘‘game animals and birds’’ by improving habitat conditions in the Norbeck Wildlife Preserve. In addition, there is a need to protect these habitats for game animals and birds in Norbeck from a wildfire escaping from the Black Elk Wilderness. The EIS will determine current conditions, analyze environmental consequences of habitat improvements on those conditions, and assist the decision maker in selecting management/monitoring strategies consistent with meeting desired conditions in the BHNF LRMP, including the goals for ‘‘Management Areas 5.4A—Norbeck Wildlife Preserve’’ and ‘‘Management Area 1.1A—Black Elk Wilderness’’. The Forest Service seeks to provide high quality habitat for ‘‘game animals and birds’’ in accordance with the Norbeck Organic Act of June 5, 1920. Proposed Action: The Norbeck Wildlife Project proposes to manage vegetation to benefit game animals and birds on about 6,049 acres within the Norbeck Wildlife Preserve. The project also proposes to use prescribed fire on 7,391 acres of the Black Elk Wilderness to help protect these habitats from wildfire escaping from the wilderness. The Forest Service will evaluate, analyze and determine the effects of the proposed treatments on Norbeck focus species (Griebel, Burns and Deisch 2007) including mountain goat, bighorn sheep, elk, white-tailed deer, turkey, bluebird, golden-crowned kinglet, brown creeper, ruffed grouse, song DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41703 sparrow, northern goshawk and blackbacked woodpecker. Possible Alternatives: The No Action alternative would not authorize habitat improvements of any type on any portion of the project area at this time. Other alternatives may be developed in response to public comments. Responsible Official: The Responsible Official for this project is Michael D. Lloyd, District Ranger, Hell Canyon Ranger District, Black Hills National Forest, 330 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer, South Dakota. Nature of Decision to be Made: The Forest Service will evaluate the proposed action and alternatives. After reviewing the proposed action, the alternatives, the environmental analysis, and considering public comment, the District Ranger will reach a decision that is in accordance with the purpose and need for this project. The decision will include, but not be limited to: (1) Whether or not to undertake vegetative treatments to improve habitat conditions for game animals and birds in Norbeck Wildlife Preserve, (2) Whether or not to undertake prescribed burning in the Black Elk Wilderness to protect these habitats from fire escaping from the wilderness, (3) If so, what actions are appropriate and under what conditions actions will take place. Public Comment: This notice of intent initiates the scoping process which guides the development of the environmental impact statement. The District desires to involve interested parties in identifying issues related to habitat management for game animals and birds. Comments will help the planning team identify key issues and opportunities to develop habitat improvements, monitoring strategies, and alternatives. Early Notice of Importance of Public Participation in Subsequent Environmental Review: A draft environmental impact statement will be prepared for comment. The comment period on the draft environmental impact statement will be 45 days from the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes the notice of availability in the Federal Register. The Forest Service believes, at this early stage, it is important to give reviewers notice of several court rulings related to public participation in the environmental review process. First, reviewers of draft environmental impact statements must structure their participation in the environmental review of the proposal so that it is meaningful and alerts an agency to the reviewer’s position and contentions. Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corp. v. E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1 41704 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 146 / Tuesday, July 31, 2007 / Notices NRDC, 435 U.S. 519, 553 (1978). Also, environmental objections that could be raised at the draft environmental impact statement stage but that are not raised until after completion of the final environmental impact statement may be waived or dismissed by the courts. City of Angoon v. Hodel, 803 F.2d 1016, 1022 (9th Cir. 1986) and Wisconsin Heritages, Inc. v. Harris, 490 F. Supp. 1334, 1338 (E.D. Wis. 1980). Because of these court rulings, it is very important that those interested in this proposed action participate by the close of the 45day comment period so that substantive comments and objections are made available to the Forest Service at a time when it can meaningfully consider them and respond to them in the final environmental impact statement. To assist the Forest Service in identifying and considering issues and concerns on the proposed action, comments on the draft environmental impact statement should be as specific as possible. It is also helpful if comments refer to specific pages or chapters of the draft statement. Comments may also address the adequacy of the draft environmental impact statement or the merits of the alternatives formulated and discussed in the statement. Reviewers may wish to refer to the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act at 40 CFR 1503.3 in addressing these points. Comments received, including the names and addresses of those who comment, will be considered part of the public record on this proposal and will be available for public inspection. (Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7 and 1508.22; Forest Service Handbook 1909.15, Section 21) Dated: July 24, 2007. Craig Bobzien, Forest Supervisor, [FR Doc. 07–3710 Filed 7–30–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign–Trade Zones Board rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES [Docket 25–2007] Foreign–Trade Zone 44 - Mount Olive, New Jersey, Application for Expansion of FTZ 44 and Expansion of Scope of Manufacturing Authority An application has been submitted to the Foreign–Trade Zones Board (the Board) by the New Jersey Commerce, Economic Growth & Tourism Commission, grantee of FTZ 44, VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:11 Jul 30, 2007 Jkt 211001 requesting authority to expand FTZ 44 and to expand the scope of manufacturing authority for Givaudan Fragrances Corporation (Givaudan) within FTZ 44, in the Mt. Olive, New Jersey area, adjacent to the Newark/New York CBP port of entry. The application was submitted pursuant to the provisions of the Foreign–Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), and the regulations of the Board (15 CFR Part 400). It was formally filed on July 20, 2007. FTZ 44 was approved on October 18, 1978 (Board Order No. 139, 43 FR 50234, 10/27/78) and expanded on May 29, 2001 (Board Order 1168, 66 FR 31611, 6/12/01). The zone project currently consists of the following sites: Site 1 (80 acres) - located within the 650–acre International Trade Center, 300 Waterloo Road in the Township of Mt. Olive (Morris County) (includes the Givaudan facility–228,000 sq. ft., of which 42,007 sq. ft. are approved on a temporary basis until April 1, 2009 (A(27f)-17–2007)); and, Site 2 (309 acres, 2 parcels) - within the Rockefeller Cranbury Industrial Park, located at Half Acre Road in Cranbury Township (Middlesex County). The applicant is requesting authority to clarify the existing boundaries of Site 1, expand Site 1 to include additional acreage, delete two acres from Site 2, and to include four additional sites in the Mt. Olive, New Jersey, area: Site 1: clarify existing FTZ boundaries (80.03 acres) and expand the site to include an additional 0.5 acres in Mt. Olive which will include a 42,007 sq. ft. warehouse building on a permanent basis (new total acreage - 80.53 acres); Site 2: delete two acres due to changed circumstances (new total acreage - 307 acres); Proposed Site 3 (177 acres) - Central Crossings Business Park, located on Bordertown– Hedding Road, Township of Bordertown (Burlington County); Proposed Site 4 (57 acres) - Old York Office Park, located on Old York Road, Township of Bordertown (Burlington County); Proposed Site 5 (40 acres) - Rockefeller Group Foreign Trade Zone Meadowlands, located on County Road, Jersey City (Hudson County); and, Proposed Site 6 (275 acres) - Norfolk Southern Rail Yard, off of County Road in Jersey City and Secaucus (Hudson County). The applicant is also requesting an expansion of the scope of manufacturing authority for Givaudan located in Site 1. Givaudan’s original manufacturing authority under zone procedures within FTZ 44 was granted for the manufacture of flavors and fragrances, which are used in cosmetics, perfumes and household products. Givaudan is now PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 requesting authority to utilize a broader range of 6–digit input classifications for finished product classification 3302.90 (fragrance compounds). Materials sourced from abroad account for approximately seventy–five percent of all materials used in production. These are as follows: cereal groats and pellets, natural gums and resins, fish–liver oils, olive oil, sunflower–seed oil and other oils, other fixed vegetable fats and oils including linseed oil, corn oil, and sesame oil, extracts and other essences of coffee, tea or mate, undenatured ethyl alcohol, residues of starch manufacture and similar residues, petroleum oils, carboxylic acids, carboxyimide– function compounds, nitrogen function compounds, dextrins and other modified starches, wood tar, industrial monocarboxylic fatty acids, polymers of propylene, and polyacetals. The duy rates for these inputs and their final products range from duty–free to ten percent. Zone procedures would exempt Givaudan from customs duty payments on foreign materials used in production for export. On domestic shipments, the company would be able to defer customs duty payments on foreign materials, and to choose the duty rate that applies to the finished products instead of the rates otherwise applicable to the foreign input materials. The application indicates that the savings from zone procedures would help improve the plant’s international competitiveness. Approximately ten percent of production is exported. In accordance with the Board’s regulations, a member of the FTZ Staff has been designated examiner to investigate the application and report to the Board. Public comment on the application is invited from interested parties. Submissions (original and 3 copies) shall be addressed to the Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is October 1, 2007. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15–day period (to October 15, 2007). A copy of the application and accompanying exhibits will be available for public inspection at each of the following locations: the Office of the New Jersey Commerce, Economic Growth & Tourism Commission, 20 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08625– 0820; and, the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign–Trade Zones Board, Room 2111, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. E:\FR\FM\31JYN1.SGM 31JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 146 (Tuesday, July 31, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 41703-41704]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 07-3710]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Black Hills National Forest, Hell Canon Ranger District, Custer, 
South Dakota--Norbeck Wildlife Project

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement.

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SUMMARY: This project proposes to implement wildlife habitat 
improvements on about 6,049 acres within the Norbeck Wildlife Preserve 
on the Hell Canyon Ranger District of the Black Hills National Forest. 
In addition, the project proposes to conduct prescribed burning on 
7,391 acres of the Black Elk Wilderness. This project will analyze 
effects of these treatments within the constraints of the Black Hills 
National Forest Revised Land and Resource Management Plan (BHNF LRMP), 
as amended.

DATES: Comments concerning the scope of the analysis should be received 
within 30 days after publication of this notice in the Federal 
Register. The draft environmental impact statement is expected in 
March, 2008 and the final environmental impact statement is expected 
July, 2008.

ADDRESSES: Send writhen comments to Michael Lloyd, District Ranger, 
Hell Canyon Ranger District, 330 Mt. Rushmore Rod., Custer, South 
Dakota 57730. Comment may also be submitted by e-mail to: comments-
rocky-mountain-black-hills-hell-canyon@fs.fed.us. with ``Norbeck'' as 
subject. Electronic comments must be submitted in word (.doc), RichText 
(.rtf), or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alice Allen, Project Coordinator, 
Blacks Hills National Forest, Hell Canyon Ranger District, at 330 Mt. 
Rushmore Rd., Custer, South Dakota 57730, phone (605) 673-4853.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Purpose and Need for Action: The purpose for the proposed action is 
to benefit ``game animals and birds'' by improving habitat conditions 
in the Norbeck Wildlife Preserve. In addition, there is a need to 
protect these habitats for game animals and birds in Norbeck from a 
wildfire escaping from the Black Elk Wilderness. The EIS will determine 
current conditions, analyze environmental consequences of habitat 
improvements on those conditions, and assist the decision maker in 
selecting management/monitoring strategies consistent with meeting 
desired conditions in the BHNF LRMP, including the goals for 
``Management Areas 5.4A--Norbeck Wildlife Preserve'' and ``Management 
Area 1.1A--Black Elk Wilderness''. The Forest Service seeks to provide 
high quality habitat for ``game animals and birds'' in accordance with 
the Norbeck Organic Act of June 5, 1920.
    Proposed Action: The Norbeck Wildlife Project proposes to manage 
vegetation to benefit game animals and birds on about 6,049 acres 
within the Norbeck Wildlife Preserve. The project also proposes to use 
prescribed fire on 7,391 acres of the Black Elk Wilderness to help 
protect these habitats from wildfire escaping from the wilderness. The 
Forest Service will evaluate, analyze and determine the effects of the 
proposed treatments on Norbeck focus species (Griebel, Burns and Deisch 
2007) including mountain goat, bighorn sheep, elk, white-tailed deer, 
turkey, bluebird, golden-crowned kinglet, brown creeper, ruffed grouse, 
song sparrow, northern goshawk and black-backed woodpecker.
    Possible Alternatives: The No Action alternative would not 
authorize habitat improvements of any type on any portion of the 
project area at this time. Other alternatives may be developed in 
response to public comments.
    Responsible Official: The Responsible Official for this project is 
Michael D. Lloyd, District Ranger, Hell Canyon Ranger District, Black 
Hills National Forest, 330 Mt. Rushmore Rd., Custer, South Dakota.
    Nature of Decision to be Made: The Forest Service will evaluate the 
proposed action and alternatives. After reviewing the proposed action, 
the alternatives, the environmental analysis, and considering public 
comment, the District Ranger will reach a decision that is in 
accordance with the purpose and need for this project. The decision 
will include, but not be limited to:
    (1) Whether or not to undertake vegetative treatments to improve 
habitat conditions for game animals and birds in Norbeck Wildlife 
Preserve,
    (2) Whether or not to undertake prescribed burning in the Black Elk 
Wilderness to protect these habitats from fire escaping from the 
wilderness,
    (3) If so, what actions are appropriate and under what conditions 
actions will take place.
    Public Comment: This notice of intent initiates the scoping process 
which guides the development of the environmental impact statement. The 
District desires to involve interested parties in identifying issues 
related to habitat management for game animals and birds. Comments will 
help the planning team identify key issues and opportunities to develop 
habitat improvements, monitoring strategies, and alternatives.
    Early Notice of Importance of Public Participation in Subsequent 
Environmental Review: A draft environmental impact statement will be 
prepared for comment. The comment period on the draft environmental 
impact statement will be 45 days from the date the Environmental 
Protection Agency publishes the notice of availability in the Federal 
Register.
    The Forest Service believes, at this early stage, it is important 
to give reviewers notice of several court rulings related to public 
participation in the environmental review process. First, reviewers of 
draft environmental impact statements must structure their 
participation in the environmental review of the proposal so that it is 
meaningful and alerts an agency to the reviewer's position and 
contentions. Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corp. v.

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NRDC, 435 U.S. 519, 553 (1978). Also, environmental objections that 
could be raised at the draft environmental impact statement stage but 
that are not raised until after completion of the final environmental 
impact statement may be waived or dismissed by the courts. City of 
Angoon v. Hodel, 803 F.2d 1016, 1022 (9th Cir. 1986) and Wisconsin 
Heritages, Inc. v. Harris, 490 F. Supp. 1334, 1338 (E.D. Wis. 1980). 
Because of these court rulings, it is very important that those 
interested in this proposed action participate by the close of the 45-
day comment period so that substantive comments and objections are made 
available to the Forest Service at a time when it can meaningfully 
consider them and respond to them in the final environmental impact 
statement.
    To assist the Forest Service in identifying and considering issues 
and concerns on the proposed action, comments on the draft 
environmental impact statement should be as specific as possible. It is 
also helpful if comments refer to specific pages or chapters of the 
draft statement. Comments may also address the adequacy of the draft 
environmental impact statement or the merits of the alternatives 
formulated and discussed in the statement. Reviewers may wish to refer 
to the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for implementing 
the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act at 
40 CFR 1503.3 in addressing these points.
    Comments received, including the names and addresses of those who 
comment, will be considered part of the public record on this proposal 
and will be available for public inspection.

(Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7 and 1508.22; Forest Service Handbook 
1909.15, Section 21)

    Dated: July 24, 2007.
Craig Bobzien,
Forest Supervisor,
[FR Doc. 07-3710 Filed 7-30-07; 8:45 am]
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