Conservation Security Program; Correction, 19456-19458 [E8-7629]

Download as PDF 19456 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 70 / Thursday, April 10, 2008 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Information Collection; Forest Landscape Value and Special Place Mapping for National Forest Planning Forest Service, USDA. Notice of information collection; request for comment. AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Forest Service is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the new information collection, Forest Landscape Value and Special Place Mapping for National Forest Planning. DATES: Comments must be received in writing on or before June 9, 2008, to be assured of consideration. Comments received after that date will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: Comments concerning this notice should be addressed to Dr. Patrick Reed, USDA Forest Service, Regional Social Scientist, Chugach National Forest, 3301 C Street, Suite 300, Anchorage, AK 99503. Comments may also be submitted via facsimile to (907) 743–9479 or by e-mail to preed01@fs.fed.us. The public may inspect comments received at 3301 C Street, Suite 300, during normal business hours. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to (907) 743-9571) to facilitate entry to the building. Dr. Patrick Reed, USDA Forest Service, (907) 743–9571. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800–877–8339 twenty-four hours a day, every day of the year, including holidays. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Forest Landscape Value and Special Place Mapping for National Forest Planning. OMB Number: 0596–NEW. Type of Request: New. Abstract: The Forest Service is proposing to augment the public participation process for revision of national forest land management plans by collecting data about the nature and location of landscape values and special places recognized by the public on national forest lands. Over the next 3 years, up to 20 national forest units (4– 6 units per year) will collect the aforementioned information as part of the national forest plan revision public participation process. The forest plan revision includes determining public mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:48 Apr 09, 2008 Jkt 214001 desire for use (along with suitability of areas for different uses), identification of special areas, collaboration with the public, and monitoring for adaptive management. Primarily using an Internet-based geographic information system (GIS), national forests will invite the public to share values regarding specific forest landscapes and special places. A comparable paper-based option, suitable for use in mail back surveys and focus group meetings, may be provided to individuals who do not have access to the Internet or as an alternative primary means of collecting data. The information will be used in the revision of specific national forest plans. Forest planners and managers will use the collected information to develop land management plans that are consistent with public values, while working within the regulatory framework. The data collected would provide Forest Service managers with a new, systematic science-based tool for collecting and analyzing public opinion about desired forest conditions and use of specific geographic forest locations. Survey results will be useful in gauging public support for proposed forest management options and in collaborative and participatory approaches to planning. While the collection is designed to assist with development of forest land management plans under NFMA, the information collected could be used in a variety of forest planning processes (i.e., travel management and recreation facilities planning) and projects. The legal authorities supporting the collection of this information include the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, the National Forest Management Act (NFMA) of 1976, and the proposed 2008 NFMA Planning Rule (36 CFR part 219). Estimate of Annual Burden: 20 minutes. Type of Respondents: Individuals; state, county, and tribal governments; as well as for-profit and non-profit entities. Estimated Annual Number of Respondents: 3,500 (average of 3 years). Estimated Annual Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 1,167 (average of 3 years). Comment Is Invited Comment is invited on: (1) Whether this collection of information is necessary for the stated purposes and the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical or scientific utility; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All comments received in response to this notice, including names and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. Comments will be summarized and included in the submission request toward Office of Management and Budget approval. Dated: April 4, 2008. Charles L. Myers, Associate Deputy Chief, NFS. [FR Doc. E8–7565 Filed 4–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Commodity Credit Corporation Natural Resources Conservation Service Conservation Security Program; Correction Natural Resources Conservation Service and Commodity Credit Corporation, USDA. ACTION: Notice; Correction on March 27, 2008, (73 FR 16246). AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Commodity Credit Corporation and Natural Resources Conservation Service published in the Federal Register on March 27, 2008, (73 FR 16246), a document stating ‘‘Notice of the Conservation Security Program, (CSP–08–01) sign-up. This notice corrects the end date from May 17, 2008 to May 16, 2008, in the SUMMARY and SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION sections of the previously published document. Additionally, page 16251 of the Federal Register, Vol. 73, No. 60, dated Thursday, March 27, 2008, contains a 2008 Conservation System Criteria— Cropland table that requires numerical corrections. The 2008 Conservation System Criteria—Cropland table needs to be revised by deleting: • from the Group Level 2 row—‘‘and ≤ 178’’. • from the Group Level 3 row—‘‘and ≤ 154’’. • from the Group Level 4 row—‘‘and ≤ 132’’. The revised table with corrected language follows. E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:48 Apr 09, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4725 E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1 19457 EN10AP08.033</GPH> mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 70 / Thursday, April 10, 2008 / Notices 19458 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 70 / Thursday, April 10, 2008 / Notices FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Signed in Washington, DC, on April 4, 2008. Arlen Lancaster, Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation, Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service. [FR Doc. E8–7629 Filed 4–9–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–16–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [Docket Number: 080403512–8513–01] North American Free Trade Agreement: Amendments to Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews North American Free Trade Agreement, NAFTA Secretariat, United States Section, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. ACTION: Amendments to Rules of Procedure for NAFTA Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: Canada, Mexico and the United States have amended the rules of procedure for Article 1904 binational panel reviews. These rules apply to binational panel proceedings conducted pursuant to Article 1904 of the North American Free Trade Agreement (‘‘NAFTA’’ or ‘‘the Agreement’’). These amendments are intended to improve the panel review process under Chapter Nineteen of NAFTA in order to increase its efficiency and effectiveness. DATES: Effective Date: These amendments to the rules of procedure shall apply to all binational panel proceedings commenced by a Request for Panel Review filed with the NAFTA Secretariat, United States Section, on or after April 10, 2008. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Lynch, Senior Counsel, or William Isasi, Senior Attorney, U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of the General Counsel, Office of Chief Counsel for Import Administration, HCHB Room 3622, 1401 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20230, (202) 482–2879 or (202) 482–4339, respectively. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:48 Apr 09, 2008 Jkt 214001 Amendments to NAFTA Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dwayne Howard, Branch Chief— Stewardship Programs, Financial Assistance Programs Division, NRCS, P.O. Box 2890, Washington, DC 20013– 2890, telephone: (202) 720–1845; fax: (202) 720–4265. Submit e-mail to: dwayne.howard@wdc.usda.gov, Attention: Conservation Security Program. Background Chapter Nineteen of NAFTA establishes a mechanism for replacing judicial review of final antidumping and countervailing duty determinations involving imports from Canada, Mexico or the United States with review by independent binational panels. If requested, these panels will review final determinations to determine whether they are consistent with the antidumping or countervailing duty law of the importing country. Title IV of the North American Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act of 1993, Public Law No. 103–182, 107 Stat. 2057, amended United States law to implement Chapter Nineteen of the Agreement. See, e.g., 19 U.S.C. 3431 et. seq.; see also 19 CFR 356.1, et. seq. The NAFTA Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews are intended to give effect to the panel review provisions of Chapter Nineteen of the Agreement by setting forth the procedures for commencing, conducting, and completing panel reviews. Originally published in 1994, these rules were the result of negotiations among Canada, Mexico, and the United States in compliance with the terms of the Agreement. See North American Free Trade Agreement: Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews, 59 Fed. Reg. 8685 (Feb. 23, 1994). In August 2007, Canada, Mexico, and the United States, through the NAFTA Free Trade Commission, agreed to amend the NAFTA Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews. These amendments provide technical changes to the rules based on changes in the governments of Canada and Mexico. These amendments also provide technical changes based on the experience of the NAFTA Secretariats and participants in the binational review process. In addition and consistent with the agreement reached through the NAFTA Free Trade Commission, these amendments require a participant other than an individual (e.g., corporate persons) to be represented by a counsel of record. The NAFTA Rules of Procedure for Article 1904 Binational Panel Reviews are amended as described below. Following a description of the amendments is a reproduction of the rules incorporating these amendments. These rules as well as other NAFTA Chapter 19 dispute resolution provisions are also available at: http:// www.nafta-sec-alena.org. PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Amendments to Rule 3 Rule 3 is amended in light of changes to the governments of Canada and Mexico. Rule 3 is amended as follows: The definitions in rule 3 of ‘‘privileged information’’, ‘‘Proprietary Information Access Application’’ and ‘‘Proprietary Information Access Order’’ are amended by replacing the words ´ ‘‘Secretaria de Comercio y Fomento ´ Industrial’’ with ‘‘Secretarıa de ´ Economıa.’’ The definition in rule 3 of ‘‘Deputy Minister’’ is repealed. The following definition is added to rule 3 following the definition of ‘‘Agreement’’: ‘‘ ‘CBSA President’ means the President of the Canada Border Services Agency appointed under subsection 7(1) of the Canada Border Services Agency Act, or the successor thereto, and includes any person authorized to perform a power, duty or function of the CBSA President under the Special Import Measures Act, as amended; ’’ and The words ‘‘Deputy Minister’’ are replaced by the words ‘‘CBSA President’’ in the definitions in rule 3 of ‘‘Proprietary Information Access Application’’, ‘‘Proprietary Information Access Order’’ and ‘‘service list’’. Amendments to Rule 11 Rule 11 is amended to clarify which documents the responsible Secretary shall forward to the other involved Secretary, and to clarify that absent an explicit written request, only nonprivileged and non-proprietary documents will be forwarded. Rule 11 is amended as follows: 11. (1) The responsible Secretary shall forward to the other involved Secretary all orders and decisions issued by the panel. The responsible Secretary shall also forward to the other involved Secretary a copy of all documents filed in the office of the responsible Secretary that are not clearly marked as privileged or proprietary pursuant to subrules 44(2) and 56(1)(a). (2) If an involved Secretariat makes a written request to the responsible Secretary requesting any privileged or proprietary documents, the responsible Secretary shall forward such documents to the involved Secretariat forthwith. Amendments to Rule 13 Rule 13 is amended in light of changes to the governments of Canada and Mexico. Rule 13 is amended as follows: The words in subrule 13(1) ´ ‘‘Secretaria de Comercio y Fomento E:\FR\FM\10APN1.SGM 10APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 70 (Thursday, April 10, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19456-19458]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-7629]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Commodity Credit Corporation

Natural Resources Conservation Service


Conservation Security Program; Correction

AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service and Commodity Credit 
Corporation, USDA.

ACTION: Notice; Correction on March 27, 2008, (73 FR 16246).

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SUMMARY: The Commodity Credit Corporation and Natural Resources 
Conservation Service published in the Federal Register on March 27, 
2008, (73 FR 16246), a document stating ``Notice of the Conservation 
Security Program, (CSP-08-01) sign-up. This notice corrects the end 
date from May 17, 2008 to May 16, 2008, in the SUMMARY and 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION sections of the previously published 
document.
    Additionally, page 16251 of the Federal Register, Vol. 73, No. 60, 
dated Thursday, March 27, 2008, contains a 2008 Conservation System 
Criteria--Cropland table that requires numerical corrections. The 2008 
Conservation System Criteria--Cropland table needs to be revised by 
deleting:
     from the Group Level 2 row--``and <= 178''.
     from the Group Level 3 row--``and <= 154''.
     from the Group Level 4 row--``and <= 132''.
    The revised table with corrected language follows.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dwayne Howard, Branch Chief--
Stewardship Programs, Financial Assistance Programs Division, NRCS, 
P.O. Box 2890, Washington, DC 20013-2890, telephone: (202) 720-1845; 
fax: (202) 720-4265. Submit e-mail to: dwayne.howard@wdc.usda.gov, 
Attention: Conservation Security Program.

    Signed in Washington, DC, on April 4, 2008.
Arlen Lancaster,
Vice President, Commodity Credit Corporation, Chief, Natural Resources 
Conservation Service.
[FR Doc. E8-7629 Filed 4-9-08; 8:45 am]
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