Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Ring of Fire Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS), 15194-15195 [E8-5646]

Download as PDF 15194 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 56 / Friday, March 21, 2008 / Notices 1. Any party claiming a property interest which is adversely affected by the decision shall have until April 21, 2008 to file an appeal. 2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal. Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR Part 4, Subpart E, shall be deemed to have waived their rights. ADDRESSES: A copy of the decision may be obtained from: Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7504. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Bureau of Land Management by phone at 907–271–5960, or by e-mail at ak.blm.conveyance@ak.blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunication device (TTD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8330, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to contact the Bureau of Land Management. Dina L. Torres, Resolution Specialist, Resolution Branch. [FR Doc. E8–5728 Filed 3–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [F–14881–A2; F–14881–B2; AK–965–1410– HY–P] Alaska Native Claims Selection Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance. AGENCY: mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES SUMMARY: As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Koyuk Native Corporation. The lands are in the vicinity of Koyuk, Alaska, and are located in: Kateel River Meridian, Alaska T. 4 S., R. 11 W., Sec. 17. Containing 640.00 acres. T. 4 S., R. 12 W., Secs. 4 to 9, inclusive; Secs. 17 and 18. Containing 5,060.24 acres. T. 5 S., R. 12 W., Secs. 13, 14, and 15; Secs. 21, 22, and 23; Secs. 27 and 28. Containing 5,120.00 acres. T. 4 S., R. 13 W., VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:33 Mar 20, 2008 Secs. 1 and 2; Secs. 29 to 32, inclusive. Containing 3,835.84 acres. T. 5 S., R. 14 W., Secs. 1 and 2; Secs. 10 and 11; Secs. 15, 21, and 22. Containing 4,479.68 acres. Aggregating 19,135.76 acres. The subsurface estate in these lands will be conveyed to Bering Straits Native Corporation when the surface estate is conveyed to Koyuk Native Corporation. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Nome Nugget. DATES: The time limits for filing an appeal are: 1. Any party claiming a property interest which is adversely affected by the decision shall have until April 21, 2008 to file an appeal. 2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal. Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR Part 4, Subpart E, shall be deemed to have waived their rights. ADDRESSES: A copy of the decision may be obtained from: Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7504. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Bureau of Land Management by phone at 907–271–5960, or by e-mail at ak.blm.conveyance@ak.blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunication device (TTD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8330, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to contact the Bureau of Land Management. Eileen Ford, Land Transfer Resolution Specialist, Land Transfer Adjudication II. [FR Doc. E8–5733 Filed 3–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [AK–010–08–1610–DQ–086L] Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Ring of Fire Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS) Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability of Record of Decision (ROD). AGENCY: Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) management policies, the BLM announces the availability of the RMP/ ROD for the Ring of Fire planning area, located in southeast and southcentral Alaska, Kodiak Island, and the Aleutian Islands. ADDRESSES: Copies of the Ring of Fire RMP/ROD are available upon request from the Field Manager, Anchorage Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 6881 Elmore Road, Anchorage, AK 99507, or via the Internet at http://www.blm.gov/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Zaidlicz, Field Manager, Anchorage Field Office, 6881 Elmore Road, Anchorage, AK 99507, (907) 267– 1246 or toll free (800) 478–1263. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Ring of Fire RMP was developed with broad public participation through a threeyear collaborative planning process. This RMP/ROD addresses management of approximately 1.3 million acres of BLM-administered public lands and mineral estate in the planning area. The Ring of Fire RMP/ROD is designed to achieve or maintain desired future conditions developed through the planning process. It includes a series of management actions to meet the desired resource conditions for upland and riparian vegetation, wildlife habitats, cultural and visual resources, and recreation. The approved Ring of Fire RMP is the same as Alternative D in the Ring of Fire Proposed RMP/Final EIS, published in July 2006, with two exceptions: 1. In response to a protest from the Alaska Coalition/American Rivers, the BLM will defer Wild and Scenic River suitability determinations for segments identified in the RMP as ‘‘Eligible.’’ The BLM will manage these rivers in a manner that maintains or enhances the values that supported the rivers’ eligibility until land ownership in the planning area is finalized. At that time, suitability determinations will be made through an amendment to the Ring of Fire RMP. 2. In response to a protest received from Lynn Canal Conservation, Inc., the BLM will defer the final determination on the establishment of an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) for the Haines Block lands. The BLM will reconsider the application of the Importance Criteria found in BLM Manual 1613 and will provide an additional 60-day comment period at that time to gather public input on the E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 56 / Friday, March 21, 2008 / Notices Haines Block ACEC. Establishment of an ACEC would require an RMP amendment. In the interim, the lands will be managed as they are currently. All other portions of the Approved RMP are identical to those set forth in July 2006. No inconsistencies with State or local plans, policies, or programs were identified during the Governor’s consistency review of the Proposed RMP/Final EIS. Dated: January 18, 2008. Thomas P. Lonnie, State Director. [FR Doc. E8–5646 Filed 3–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Inv. No. 337–TA–569] In the Matter of Certain Endoscopic Probes for Use in Argon Plasma Coagulation Systems; Notice of Commission Decision To Review in Part an Initial Determination and on Review To Affirm the Administrative Law Judge’s Determination That There is No Violation of Section 337 U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined to review in part an initial determination (‘‘ID’’) issued by the presiding administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’) determining that there is no violation of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930. Specifically, the Commission has determined to review the portions of the ALJ’s determination relating to construction of the claim term ‘‘predetermined minimum safety distance’’ and associated findings on infringement and domestic industry. On review, the Commission has determined to take no position with respect to these issues, and to affirm the ALJ’s determination of no violation of section 337. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan J. Engler, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone 202– 205–3112. Copies of the public version of the ID and all nonconfidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:33 Mar 20, 2008 Jkt 214001 Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone 202–205–2000. Hearingimpaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (http://www.usitc.gov). The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This investigation was instituted by the Commission based on a complaint filed by ERBE Elektromedizin GmbH and ERBE USA, Inc. (collectively, ‘‘ERBE’’). 71 FR 29386 (May 16, 2006). The complaint alleged violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, 19 U.S.C. 1337, in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within the United States after importation of certain endoscopic probes for use in argon plasma coagulation systems by reason of infringement of 10 claims of U.S. Patent No. 5,720,745 (‘‘the ’745 patent’’) and infringement of U.S. Supplemental Trademark Registration No. 2,637,630 (‘‘the ’630 registration’’). The complaint also alleged that a domestic industry exists and/or is in the process of being established, with regard to the ’745 patent and the ’630 registration under subsection (a)(2). The notice of investigation named Canady Technology, LLC of Hampton, Virginia (‘‘Canady USA’’); Canady Technology Germany GmbH of Germany (‘‘Canady Gmbh’’); and KLS Martin as the respondents. The complaint requested that the Commission institute an investigation pursuant to Section 337 and, after the investigation, issue a permanent exclusion order and a permanent cease and desist order. The investigation has been terminated as to KLS Martin on the basis of a settlement agreement. On January 16, 2008 the administrative law judge issued a final ID finding no violation of section 337 in this investigation. The ALJ found no violation of section 337 through the importation or sale for importation of argon plasma probes sold by the Canady in the United States. In particular, the ID found that the Canady probes do not directly infringe the ’745 patent; that even if there were direct infringement there is no contributory infringement or inducement to infringe the ’745 patent by Canady; that ERBE has not shown that there is a domestic industry with respect to the ’745 patent because the ERBE products are not used to practice PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15195 its claims; and that the ’745 patent is not invalid. On January 28, 2008, ERBE filed its petition for review of the ID, challenging the ALJ’s findings with respect to no infringement of the ’745 patent and the absence of a domestic industry. Canady filed its Contingent Petition for review of the ID on January 29, 2008. Having examined the record of this investigation, including the ALJ’s final ID and the submissions of the parties, the Commission has determined to review the portions of the ALJ’s determination relating to the construction of the phrase ‘‘predetermined minimum safety distance’’ the associated findings on infringement and domestic industry. On review, the Commission has determined to take no position with respect to these issues, and to affirm the ALJ’s determination of no violation of section 337. This action is taken under the authority of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended, 19 U.S.C. 1337, and Commission rule 210.42, 19 CFR 210.42. By order of the Commission. Issued: March 17, 2008. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E8–5762 Filed 3–20–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Notice of Lodging of a Consent Decree Under the Clean Water Act Notice is hereby given that on March 14, 2008, a proposed Consent Decree (‘‘Decree’’) in United States & Commonwealth of Kentucky v. Lexington Fayette Urban County Government, Civil Action No. 5:06–cv– 00386–KSF, was lodged with the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Central Division. The proposed Consent Decree would resolve claims against the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government (‘‘LFUCG’’) for the Clean Water Act violations involving the municipal separate storm sewer system and the sanitary sewer system alleged in the complaint filed in November 2006 by the United States and the Commonwealth of Kentucky. The proposed Consent Decree provides for LFUCG to perform injunctive measures as described in the Consent Decree, to pay a civil penalty of $425,000 to the United States, and to perform federal Supplemental Environmental Projects E:\FR\FM\21MRN1.SGM 21MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 56 (Friday, March 21, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15194-15195]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[AK-010-08-1610-DQ-086L]


Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Ring of 
Fire Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS)

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability of Record of Decision (ROD).

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act 
(NEPA), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), and Bureau 
of Land Management (BLM) management policies, the BLM announces the 
availability of the RMP/ROD for the Ring of Fire planning area, located 
in southeast and southcentral Alaska, Kodiak Island, and the Aleutian 
Islands.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Ring of Fire RMP/ROD are available upon 
request from the Field Manager, Anchorage Field Office, Bureau of Land 
Management, 6881 Elmore Road, Anchorage, AK 99507, or via the Internet 
at http://www.blm.gov/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mike Zaidlicz, Field Manager, 
Anchorage Field Office, 6881 Elmore Road, Anchorage, AK 99507, (907) 
267-1246 or toll free (800) 478-1263.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Ring of Fire RMP was developed with 
broad public participation through a three-year collaborative planning 
process. This RMP/ROD addresses management of approximately 1.3 million 
acres of BLM-administered public lands and mineral estate in the 
planning area. The Ring of Fire RMP/ROD is designed to achieve or 
maintain desired future conditions developed through the planning 
process. It includes a series of management actions to meet the desired 
resource conditions for upland and riparian vegetation, wildlife 
habitats, cultural and visual resources, and recreation.
    The approved Ring of Fire RMP is the same as Alternative D in the 
Ring of Fire Proposed RMP/Final EIS, published in July 2006, with two 
exceptions:
    1. In response to a protest from the Alaska Coalition/American 
Rivers, the BLM will defer Wild and Scenic River suitability 
determinations for segments identified in the RMP as ``Eligible.'' The 
BLM will manage these rivers in a manner that maintains or enhances the 
values that supported the rivers' eligibility until land ownership in 
the planning area is finalized. At that time, suitability 
determinations will be made through an amendment to the Ring of Fire 
RMP.
    2. In response to a protest received from Lynn Canal Conservation, 
Inc., the BLM will defer the final determination on the establishment 
of an Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) for the Haines 
Block lands. The BLM will reconsider the application of the Importance 
Criteria found in BLM Manual 1613 and will provide an additional 60-day 
comment period at that time to gather public input on the

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Haines Block ACEC. Establishment of an ACEC would require an RMP 
amendment. In the interim, the lands will be managed as they are 
currently.
    All other portions of the Approved RMP are identical to those set 
forth in July 2006.
    No inconsistencies with State or local plans, policies, or programs 
were identified during the Governor's consistency review of the 
Proposed RMP/Final EIS.

    Dated: January 18, 2008.
Thomas P. Lonnie,
State Director.
[FR Doc. E8-5646 Filed 3-20-08; 8:45 am]
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