Notice of Public Meeting: Resource Advisory Council to the Boise District, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, 9353-9354 [E8-3072]

Download as PDF rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 34 / Wednesday, February 20, 2008 / Notices responsible for managing recreational fish and wildlife resources and individuals who represent the interests of saltwater and freshwater recreational fishing, recreational boating, the recreational fishing and boating industries, recreational fisheries resource conservation, Native American tribes, aquatic resource outreach and education, and tourism. Background information on the Council is available at http://www.fws.govv/sfbpc. The Council will convene to consider: (1) The Council’s continuing role in providing input to the Fish and Wildlife Service on the Service’s strategic plan for its Fisheries Program; (2) the Council’s work in addressing the issue of boating and fishing access; (3) the Council’s role as a facilitator of discussions with Federal and State agencies and other sport fishing and boating interests concerning a variety of national boating and fisheries management issues; (4) the Council’s work to assess the Clean Vessel Act Grant Program; (5) the potential Council role in providing information to Service and Department on the upcoming reauthorization of the Sport Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund; (6) the Council’s role in providing the Secretary with information about the implementation of the Strategic Plan for the National Outreach and Communications Program, authorized by the 1998 Sportfishing and Boating Safety Act, that is now being implemented by the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation, a private, nonprofit organization; and (7) other Council business. The final agenda will be posted on the Internet at http://www.fws.gov/sfbpc. Procedures for Public Input: Interested members of the public may submit relevant written or oral information for the Council to consider during the public meeting. Questions from the public will not be considered during this period. Speakers who wish to expand upon their oral statements or those who had wished to speak but could not be accommodated on the agenda are invited to submit written statements to the Council. Individuals or groups requesting an oral presentation at the public Council meeting will be limited to two minutes per speaker, with no more than a total of one-half hour for all speakers. Interested parties should contact Douglas Hobbs, Council Coordinator, in writing (preferably via e-mail), by Friday, February 22, 2008, at the contact information noted above, to be placed on the public speaker list for this meeting. Written statements should be received by Friday, February 29, 2008, VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:47 Feb 19, 2008 Jkt 214001 so that the information may be made available to the Council for their consideration prior to this meeting. Written statements should be supplied to the Council Coordinator in the following formats: One heard copy with original signature, and one electronic copy via e-mail (acceptable file format: Adobe Acrobat PDF, WordPerfect, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, or Rich Text files in IBM—PC/Windows 98/2000/XP format). Anyone wishing to attend this meeting must register by close of business Friday, February 29, 2008, in order to attend. Because entry to Federal buildings is restricted, all visitors are required to pre-register to be admitted. Please submit your name, time of arrival, e-mail address and phone number to Douglas Hobbs, and he will provide you with instructions for admittance. Mr. Hobbs’ e-mail address is doug_hobbs@fws.gov and his phone number is (703) 358–2236. Summary minutes of the conference will be maintained by the Council Coordinator at 4401 N. Fairfax Drive, MS–3103–AEA, Arlington, VA 22203, and will be available for public inspection during regular business hours within 30 days following the meeting. Personal copies may be purchased for the cost of duplication. Dated: February 6, 2008 Kenneth Stansell, Acting Director. [FR Doc. 08–764 Filed 2–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U.S. Geological Survey National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) Advisory Committee AGENCY: ACTION: U.S. Geological Survey. Notice of meeting. Pursuant to Public Law 106– 148, the NCGMP Advisory Committee will meet in Room BA102A of the John Wesley Powell Building of the U.S. Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia. The Advisory Committee, composed of scientists from Federal Agencies, State Agencies, academic institutions, and private companies, will advise the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey on planning and implementation of the geologic mapping program. Topics to be reviewed and discussed by the Advisory Committee include the: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00081 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9353 • Progress of the NCGMP towards fulfilling the purposes of the National Geological Mapping act of 1992 • Field oriented geoscience experience for college and university students. • Paucity of Black, Hispanic, and Native American college and university students with geoscience majors. DATES: March 6–7, 2008 commencing at 8:30 a.m. on March 6, and adjourning by 5 p.m. on March 7. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurel M. Bybell, U.S. Geological Survey, 908 National Center, Reston, Virginia 20192 (703) 648–5281. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Meetings of the National Cooperative Geological Mapping Program Advisory Committee are open to the Public. Dated: February 7, 2008. Peter T. Lyttle, Acting Associate Director for Geology, U.S. Geological Survey. [FR Doc. 08–759 Filed 2–29–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [ID 100 1220MA 241A: DBG081006] Notice of Public Meeting: Resource Advisory Council to the Boise District, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Boise District Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will hold a meeting as indicated below. DATES: The meeting scheduled for January 31, 2008, was cancelled due to adverse weather and hazardous driving conditions. The business scheduled for that meeting will be conducted on March 12, 2008, beginning at 9 a.m. and adjourning at 2 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Boise District Office located at 3948 S. Development Avenue, Boise, Idaho. Public comment periods will be held during the course of the meeting. M.J. Byrne, Public Affairs Officer and RAC Coordinator, BLM Boise District, 3948 Development Ave., Boise, ID 83705, Telephone (208) 384–3393. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\20FEN1.SGM 20FEN1 9354 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 34 / Wednesday, February 20, 2008 / Notices The 15member Council advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in southwestern Idaho. RAC Officers for the 2008 Fiscal Year will be elected. The Council will be briefed by a representative of Idaho’s U.S. Senator Mike Crapo’s office regarding the Fee Repeal and Expanded Access Act of 2007 that he is a cosponsor of with Montana’s U.S. Senator Mike Baucus. The bill would repeal the 2004 passed Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. There will be a discussion about the West-Wide Energy Corridor Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement and proposed routes going through the District’s public lands. Hot Topics will be discussed by the District Manager and Field Office managers will provide highlights on activities in their offices. Agenda items and location may change due to changing circumstances. All meetings are open to the public. The public may present written comments to the Council. Each formal Council meeting will also have time allocated for hearing public comments. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual oral comments may be limited. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation, or other reasonable accommodations, should contact the BLM Coordinator as provided above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: February 8, 2008. David Wolf, Associate, District Manager. [FR Doc. E8–3072 Filed 2–19–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service 60-Day Notice of Intention To Request Clearance of Collection of Information; Opportunity for Public Comment Department of the Interior, National Park Service. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and 5 CFR Part 1320, Reporting and Record Keeping Requirements, the National Park Service (NPS) invites public comments on a proposed new collection of information (1024–xxxx). DATES: Public comments will be accepted on the proposed Information VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:47 Feb 19, 2008 Jkt 214001 Collection Request (ICR) on or before April 21, 2008. ADDRESSES: Send Comments To: Eppley Institute for Parks & Public Lands. Indiana University Research Park, RE: Assateague Island National Seashore (ASIS), 501 N. Morton Street, Suite 100, Bloomington, Indiana 474074; or via phone at 812/855–3095; or via fax 812/ 856–5600; or via e-mail at eppley@indiana.edu. Also, you may send comments to Leonard E. Stowe, NPS Information Collection Clearance Officer, 1849 C St., NW., (2605), Washington, DC 20240, or by e-mail at leonard stowe@nps.gov. All responses of this notice will be summarized and included in the request for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. To Request a Draft of Proposed Collection of Information Contact: Eppley Institute for Parks & Public Lands Indiana University Research Park, RE: ASIS, 501 N. Morton Street, Suite 100, Bloomington, Indiana 47404; or via phone at 812/855–3095; or via fax at 812/855–5600; or via e-mail at eppley@indiana.edu. Dr. James Gramann, NPS Social Science Program, 1201 ‘‘Eye’’ Street, Washington, DC 20005; or via phone at 202/513–7189; or via e-mail at James_Gramann@partner.nps.gov. You are entitled to a copy of the entire ICR package free of charge once the package is submitted to OMB for review. You can access this ICR at http:// www.reginfo.gov/public/. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Assessing Visitor Attitudes, Experiences and Expectations associated with the Management and Use of Over-sand Vehicles at Assateague Island National Seashore. Bureau Form Number: None. OMB Number: To be requested. Expiration Date: To be requested. Type of Request: New collection. Description of Need: The proposed study would provide information for use in identifying and evaluating alternatives for future management of Over-Sand Vehicle (OSV) use at Assateague Island National Seashore (ASIS), Maryland. The purpose of this research is to provide park managers with information about the types and characteristics of visitors to the OSV zone and adjacent backcountry areas, attributes of the OSV zone important to the quality of visitor experience, and visitor attitudes regarding OSV management and resource protection practices. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The use of Over-Sand Vehicles (OSVs) for access and recreation is a traditional activity that was occurring on ASIS prior to the establishment of ASIS in 1965. Management of OSV use was formalized with the adoption of special regulations (36 CFR 7.65) in 1974, which established a maximum limit of 145 vehicles using the Maryland District OSV zone at any time, vehicle and equipment requirements, an OSV permit system, and general requirements for legal OSV operation. OSV use was reevaluated during development of the Seashore’s 1982 General Management Plan (GMP). The GMP designated a ‘‘Traditional Recreation Subzone’’ in the Maryland District approximately 12miles long to be managed for multiple uses including over-sand travel by properly equipped and permitted OSVs. The Traditional Recreation Subzone also includes a small area for overnight accommodation of self-contained OSVs, and tow hike-in, beach front, primitive backcountry campgrounds. In 2008, the NPS will begin a revision of the GMP for ASIS. GMPs are broad umbrella documents that set the longterm goals for an individual park unit based upon the area’s enabling legislation and other relevant laws and executive orders. The GMP (1) clearly defines the desired natural and cultural resource conditions to be achieved and maintained over time; (2) clearly defines the necessary conditions for visitors to understand, enjoy, and appreciate the park’s significant resources; (3) identifies the kinds and levels of management activities, visitor use, and development that are appropriate for maintaining the desired conditions; and (4) identifies indicators and standards for maintaining the desired conditions. The proposed study will develop information about contemporary OSV use and the nature and expectations of visitors to the Traditional Recreation Subzone. The results are expected to assist in the upcoming GMP revision process by providing currently unavailable information for decisionmaking related to the future management of OSV use at the National Seashore. The study has two primary objectives: (1) Develop baseline data on users of the Traditional Recreation Subzone including types, frequency and patterns of use, and socio-economic and demographic characteristics: and (2) identify potential indicators and standards of quality for maintaining the desired visitor experience in the Traditional Recreation Subzone. To accomplish these objectives, the proposed study includes two components. The first focuses on OSV permit holders utilizing the ASIS E:\FR\FM\20FEN1.SGM 20FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 34 (Wednesday, February 20, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9353-9354]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-3072]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[ID 100 1220MA 241A: DBG081006]


Notice of Public Meeting: Resource Advisory Council to the Boise 
District, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
(FLPMA) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U.S. 
Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Boise 
District Resource Advisory Council (RAC), will hold a meeting as 
indicated below.

DATES: The meeting scheduled for January 31, 2008, was cancelled due to 
adverse weather and hazardous driving conditions. The business 
scheduled for that meeting will be conducted on March 12, 2008, 
beginning at 9 a.m. and adjourning at 2 p.m. The meeting will be held 
at the Boise District Office located at 3948 S. Development Avenue, 
Boise, Idaho. Public comment periods will be held during the course of 
the meeting.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: M.J. Byrne, Public Affairs Officer and 
RAC Coordinator, BLM Boise District, 3948 Development Ave., Boise, ID 
83705, Telephone (208) 384-3393.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 15-member Council advises the Secretary 
of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of planning and 
management issues associated with public land management in 
southwestern Idaho.
    RAC Officers for the 2008 Fiscal Year will be elected. The Council 
will be briefed by a representative of Idaho's U.S. Senator Mike 
Crapo's office regarding the Fee Repeal and Expanded Access Act of 2007 
that he is a co-sponsor of with Montana's U.S. Senator Mike Baucus. The 
bill would repeal the 2004 passed Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement 
Act. There will be a discussion about the West-Wide Energy Corridor 
Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement and proposed routes going 
through the District's public lands. Hot Topics will be discussed by 
the District Manager and Field Office managers will provide highlights 
on activities in their offices.
    Agenda items and location may change due to changing circumstances. 
All meetings are open to the public. The public may present written 
comments to the Council. Each formal Council meeting will also have 
time allocated for hearing public comments. Depending on the number of 
persons wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual 
oral comments may be limited. Individuals who plan to attend and need 
special assistance, such as sign language interpretation, or other 
reasonable accommodations, should contact the BLM Coordinator as 
provided above.

    Dated: February 8, 2008.
David Wolf,
Associate, District Manager.
[FR Doc. E8-3072 Filed 2-19-08; 8:45 am]
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