Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Scientific Committee (SC), 62269-62270 [E7-21622]

Download as PDF 62269 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 212 / Friday, November 2, 2007 / Notices ACRES OF PUBLIC LAND TO BE MANAGED AS ACECS UNDER THE ALTERNATIVES IN THE MONITCELLO DRMP/DEIS— Continued Alt. A (no action) ACEC Values and Use Limitations Limitations: Managed as VRM Class II. Non-surface disturbing vegetative treatments allowed to control invasive species and for rehabilitation of disturbed surfaces. Managed as NSO for oil and gas leasing. Open to locatable mineral entry with approved plan of operations (for the sides of the mesa, not the top), subject to stipulations protecting vegetation on the mesa top. No campfires allowed. Managed to limit recreation use if vegetation communities are being adversely impacted. Scenic Highway ACEC ........................................................ Values: Scenic. Limitations: Managed as VRM Class I with projects that meet these visual quality standards allowed. Open for mineral leasing subject to NSO with exceptions if VRM Class I objectives cannot be met. Shay Canyon ACEC ............................................................ Values: Cultural. Limitations: Managed as VRM Class I. Managed as NSO for oil and gas, vegetation, watershed, or wildlife treatments/improvements. Grazing restricted to trailing only. With the exception of side canyons, hiking limited to designated trails. Closed to disposal of mineral materials. Closed to campfires. Closed to private or commercial use of woodland products including on-site collection of dead wood for campfires. Recreation use may be limited if cultural/paleontological resources are impacted. Closed to camping. San Juan River ACEC ......................................................... Values: Scenic, Cultural, Wildlife, and Natural Systems. Limitations: Managed as VRM Classes I, II, and III. Open to oil and gas leasing subject to NSO. Closed to private and (or) commercial use of woodland products except for limited on-site collection of dead wood for campfires; woodland use within the floodplain would be limited to collection of driftwood for campfires. Closed to mineral material disposal. Retained in public ownership and recommended for withdrawal from mineral entry. Managed to limit recreation use if wildlife values are being adversely impacted. Restricted recreational uses to protect cultural, wildlife, and natural processes. This would include closed areas for camping, designated access trails to cultural sites, and prohibiting ropes and other climbing aids for access to cultural sites and nesting raptors. Valley of the Gods ACEC .................................................... Values: Scenic. Limitations: Managed as VRM Class I. Closed to mineral leasing and disposal of mineral materials. Retained in public ownership but recommended for withdrawal from mineral entry. No campfires allowed. Closed to private and (or) commercial use of woodland products. 0 0 0 5488 119 119 0 119 0 7,590 7,590 0 7,590 36,800 22,863 22,863 0 22,863 552,184 521,142 76,761 0 521,142 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Editorial Note: This document was received at the Office of the Federal Register on October 29, 2007. [FR Doc. E7–21518 Filed 11–1–07; 8:45 am] Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Scientific Committee (SC) Minerals Management Service Minerals Management Service, Interior. BILLING CODE 4310–DK–P Notice of Vacancies and Request for Nominations. ACTION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:58 Nov 01, 2007 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Alt. E 0 Dated: April 26, 2007. Jeff Rawson, Utah Associate State Director. AGENCY: Alt. D 79,017 Total .............................................................................. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Alt. C (preferred) Alt. B Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: The MMS is seeking interested and qualified individuals to serve on its OCS SC during the period of April 29, 2008 through April 28, 2010. The initial 2-year term may be renewable for up to an additional 4 years. The OCS SC is chartered under the Federal Advisory Committee Act to advise the Secretary of the Interior through the Director of the MMS on the appropriateness, feasibility, and scientific value of the OCS E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1 62270 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 212 / Friday, November 2, 2007 / Notices Environmental Studies Program (ESP) and environmental aspects of the offshore energy and marine minerals programs. The ESP, which was authorized by the OCS Lands Act as amended (Section 20), is administered by the MMS and covers a wide range of field and laboratory studies in biology, chemistry, and physical oceanography, as well as studies of the social and economic impacts of OCS energy and marine minerals development. Currently, the work is conducted through award of competitive contracts and interagency and cooperative agreements. The OCS SC reviews the relevance of the information being produced by the ESP and may recommend changes in its scope, direction, and emphasis. The OCS SC comprises distinguished scientists in appropriate disciplines of the biological, physical, chemical, and socioeconomic sciences. Currently, the OCS SC has four vacancies in the following disciplines: Biological oceanography/marine biology; economics; and physical oceanography. The selections are based on maintaining disciplinary expertise in all areas of research, as well as geographic balance. Demonstrated knowledge of the scientific issues related to OCS oil and gas development is essential. Selections are made by the Secretary of the Interior on the basis of these factors. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Ethics Responsibilities of Members All members will comply with applicable rules and regulations. The Department of the Interior will provide materials to those members appointed as Special Government Employees, explaining their ethical obligations with which the members should be familiar. Consistent with the ethics requirements, members will endeavor to avoid any actions that would cause the public to question the integrity of the Committee’s operations, activities, or advice. The provisions of this paragraph do not affect any other statutory or regulatory ethical obligations to which a member may be subject. Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and resume within 30 days to: Ms. Phyllis Clark, Minerals Management Service, Offshore Minerals Management, 381 Elden Street, Mail Stop 4041, Herndon, Virginia 20170. She may be reached by telephone at (703) 787–1716. Authority: Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92–463, 5 U.S.C., Appendix I, and the Office of Management and Budget’s Circular A–63, Revised. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:58 Nov 01, 2007 Jkt 214001 Dated: October 12, 2007. Chris C. Oynes, Associate Director for Offshore Minerals Management. [FR Doc. E7–21622 Filed 11–1–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MR–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Final General Management Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, Oyster Bay, NY National Park Service, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of the Final General Management Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to Sec. 102(2)(C) of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (Pub. L. 91–190, as amended), the National Park Service announces the availability of the Final General Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (Final GMP/EIS) for Sagamore Hill National Historic Site in New York. Consistent with Federal laws, regulations, and National Park Service policies, the Final GMP/EIS describes the proposed federal action to establish a programmatic framework for park management in the form of a general management plan that is consistent with the purposes of the park as set forth in the park’s enabling legislation An Act to Authorize Establishment of the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace and Sagamore Hill National Historic Sites (Pub. L. 87–547; 76 Stat. 217). The Final GMP/EIS evaluates alternatives to guide the management and development of Sagamore Hill NHS over the next 15 to 20 years. Under Alternative 1—Status Quo, the park would continue to be managed in accordance with existing plans and in compliance with legal and NPS policy mandates. This alternative provides a baseline for evaluating and comparing the other alternatives. Alternative 2— Building Capacity emphasized building the park’s capacity to meet its basic visitor service and operational needs. Alternative 3—Past Meets Present, the agency’s preferred alternative, emphasizes rehabilitation of the park’s cultural resources and improvements to its visitor services and facilities to offer expanded opportunities for visitors to explore the site’s contemporary relevance in the same context in which they explore its history. The Final GMP/ EIS describes the affected environment PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and evaluates the potential environmental consequences of each alternative. Impact topics evaluated include cultural resources, natural resources, visitor use and experience, park operations, and the socioeconomic environment. The Draft GMP/EIS was made available for public review and comment in January 2007. A public open house was held in Oyster Bay on February 1, 2007. On March 8, 2007, a ‘‘Notice of Availability’’ formally announcing the public availability of the Sagamore Hill National Historic Site Draft General Management Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement was published in the Federal Register (72 FR 10555). The public review period ended on May 8, 2007. DATES: The NPS will prepare a Record of Decision concerning the selection of a management alternative no sooner than 30 days following publication by the Environmental Protection Agency of the Notice of Availability of the Final GMP/EIS in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: The Final GMP/EIS is available on-line at www.nps.gov/sahi. Copies of the Final GMP/EIS are available upon request by writing to: Ellen Carlson, Project Planner, National Park Service, Northeast Region, 15 State Street, Boston, MA 02109; e-mailing ellen_carlson@nps.gov, or calling (617) 223–5048. The Final GMP/EIS is also available for pick up in person at Sagamore Hill National Historic Site at 20 Sagamore Hill Road, Oyster Bay, New York, at the park’s administrative offices in the Old Orchard Museum during regular business hours. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Greg Marshall, Superintendent, Sagamore Hill National Historic Site, 20 Sagamore Hill Road, Oyster Bay, NY 11771–1809, phone (516) 922–4452, greg_marshall@nps.gov. A General Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (GMP/EIS) proposes a long-term approach to managing Sagamore Hill NHS, consistent with the park’s mission and NPS policy and other laws and regulations. NPS planners, park staff, and key park partners collaborated in the development of the Draft GMP/EIS. A previous master plan was prepared for the park in 1963 but was not fully approved. Project scoping for the GMP began in May 2003. Formal public scoping sessions were held in Oyster Bay and NYC in April 2004. A preliminary alternatives newsletter was prepared and distributed in April 2005 followed by two community meetings. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\02NON1.SGM 02NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 212 (Friday, November 2, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 62269-62270]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-21622]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Minerals Management Service


Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Scientific Committee (SC)

AGENCY: Minerals Management Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Vacancies and Request for Nominations.

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SUMMARY: The MMS is seeking interested and qualified individuals to 
serve on its OCS SC during the period of April 29, 2008 through April 
28, 2010. The initial 2-year term may be renewable for up to an 
additional 4 years. The OCS SC is chartered under the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act to advise the Secretary of the Interior through the 
Director of the MMS on the appropriateness, feasibility, and scientific 
value of the OCS

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Environmental Studies Program (ESP) and environmental aspects of the 
offshore energy and marine minerals programs. The ESP, which was 
authorized by the OCS Lands Act as amended (Section 20), is 
administered by the MMS and covers a wide range of field and laboratory 
studies in biology, chemistry, and physical oceanography, as well as 
studies of the social and economic impacts of OCS energy and marine 
minerals development. Currently, the work is conducted through award of 
competitive contracts and interagency and cooperative agreements. The 
OCS SC reviews the relevance of the information being produced by the 
ESP and may recommend changes in its scope, direction, and emphasis.
    The OCS SC comprises distinguished scientists in appropriate 
disciplines of the biological, physical, chemical, and socioeconomic 
sciences. Currently, the OCS SC has four vacancies in the following 
disciplines: Biological oceanography/marine biology; economics; and 
physical oceanography. The selections are based on maintaining 
disciplinary expertise in all areas of research, as well as geographic 
balance. Demonstrated knowledge of the scientific issues related to OCS 
oil and gas development is essential. Selections are made by the 
Secretary of the Interior on the basis of these factors.

Ethics Responsibilities of Members

    All members will comply with applicable rules and regulations. The 
Department of the Interior will provide materials to those members 
appointed as Special Government Employees, explaining their ethical 
obligations with which the members should be familiar. Consistent with 
the ethics requirements, members will endeavor to avoid any actions 
that would cause the public to question the integrity of the 
Committee's operations, activities, or advice. The provisions of this 
paragraph do not affect any other statutory or regulatory ethical 
obligations to which a member may be subject.
    Interested individuals should send a letter of interest and resume 
within 30 days to: Ms. Phyllis Clark, Minerals Management Service, 
Offshore Minerals Management, 381 Elden Street, Mail Stop 4041, 
Herndon, Virginia 20170. She may be reached by telephone at (703) 787-
1716.

    Authority: Federal Advisory Committee Act, Public Law 92-463, 5 
U.S.C., Appendix I, and the Office of Management and Budget's 
Circular A-63, Revised.

    Dated: October 12, 2007.
Chris C. Oynes,
Associate Director for Offshore Minerals Management.
[FR Doc. E7-21622 Filed 11-1-07; 8:45 am]
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