Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee, 41107 [E8-16043]

Download as PDF mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 138 / Thursday, July 17, 2008 / Notices EA identified and evaluated three alternatives for managing the Refuges for the next 15 years. Under Alternative A, the No Action alternative, the Service would manage habitats, wildlife, programs, and facilities at current levels as time, staff, and funds allow. Refuge habitats would continue to be managed on a minimal basis and opportunistic schedule that may maintain, or most likely would result in decline in, the diversity of vegetation and water quality and quantity in the wetlands. The Service would not develop any new management, restoration, or education programs at the Refuges. Alternative B, the Proposed Action, would increase management activities on the Refuges. Upland habitats would be evaluated and managed for the benefit of migratory bird species. Monitoring and management of invasive species on the Refuges would be increased. With additional staffing, the Service would collect in-depth baseline data for wildlife and habitats. Efforts would be increased in the operations and maintenance of natural resources on the Refuges and to maintain and develop partnerships that promote wildlife and habitat research and management. An emphasis on adaptive management, including monitoring the effects of habitat management practices and use of the research results to direct ongoing management, would be a priority. Under alternative C, Refuge staff would rely on partnerships to achieve Refuge goals and objectives. Refuge management activities would be increased and enhanced through the use of partnerships. Refuge staff would strive to accomplish Refuge work through partnerships with others. An emphasis on adaptive management, including monitoring the effects of habitat management practices and use of the research results to direct ongoing management, would be a priority. The Service is furnishing this Notice to advise other agencies and the public of the availability of the Final Plan, to provide information on the desired conditions for the Refuges, and to detail how the Service will implement management strategies. Based on the review and evaluation of the information contained in the EA, the Regional Director has determined that implementation of the Final Plan does not constitute a major Federal action that would significantly affect the quality of the human environment within the meaning of Section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act. Therefore, an Environmental Impact Statement will not be prepared. VerDate Aug<31>2005 21:03 Jul 16, 2008 Jkt 214001 Dated: February 29, 2008. Gary Mowad, Acting Regional Director. BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee U.S. Geological Survey. Notice of Meeting. AGENCY: Pursuant to Public Law 106– 503, the Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee (SESAC) will hold its 18th meeting. The meeting location is the U.S. Geological Survey, 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park, California 94025. The Committee is comprised of members from academia, industry, and State government. The Committee shall advise the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) on matters relating to the USGS’s participation in the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. The Committee will receive updates and provide guidance on Earthquake Hazards Program activities and the status of teams supported by the Program. Meetings of the Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee are open to the public. DATES: July 31, 2008, commencing at 8:30 a.m. and adjourning at Noon on August 1, 2008. Contact: Dr. David Applegate, U.S. Geological Survey, MS 905, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia 20192, (703) 648–6714, applegate@usgs.gov. SUMMARY: Dated: July 13, 2008. Suzette Kimball, Associate Director for Geology. [FR Doc. E8–16043 Filed 7–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe’s Proposed 151.87-Acre Fee-to-Trust Transfer, Reservation Proclamation, and CasinoResort Project, Clark County, WA AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. PO 00000 Frm 00082 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of extension of the date of issuance of the Record of Decision and reopening of the comment period; Republication and Correction. ACTION: Editorial Note: This document was received in the Office of the Federal Register on July 14, 2008. [FR Doc. E8–16352 Filed 7–16–08; 8:45 am] ACTION: 41107 SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs is republishing in its entirety a document it published in the July 10, 2008 Federal Register to correct a phone number. The document concerns an extension of the date of issuance of the Record of Decision and reopening the comment period originally announced on May 30, 2008 (73 FR 31143) for the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Cowlitz Indian Tribe’s Proposed 151.87-acre fee-to-trust transfer, reservation proclamation, and casino-resort project, in Clark County, Washington. DATES: The Record of Decision on the proposed action will be issued on or after August 12, 2008. Any comments on the FEIS must arrive by August 11, 2008. ADDRESSES: You may mail or hand carry written comments to Mr. Stanley Speaks, Northwest Regional Director, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Northwest Region, 911 NE 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97232. Please include your name, return address and the caption, ‘‘FEIS Comments, Cowlitz Indian Tribe Trust Acquisition and Casino Project,’’ on the first page of your written comments. The FEIS will be available for public review at the following Fort Vancouver Public Library branches: La Center Community Library, 1402 East Lockwood Creek Road, La Center, Washington 98629; Ridgefield Community Library, 210 North Main Avenue, Ridgefield, Washington 98642. General information for the Fort Vancouver Public Library system can be obtained by calling (360) 659–1561. The FEIS is also available on the following Web site: http://www.cowlitzeis.org. To obtain copies of the FEIS, please provide your name and address in writing or by voicemail to Dr. B.J. Howerton, Environmental Protection Specialist, at the BIA address above or at the telephone number provided below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: B.J. Howerton, (503) 231–6749. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is a republication of a document BIA published in the Federal Register on July 10, 2008 at 73 FR 39715. This republication corrects the phone number contained in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section. The correct phone number is (503) 231– 6749. The BIA published its Notice of the Final Environmental Impact E:\FR\FM\17JYN1.SGM 17JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 138 (Thursday, July 17, 2008)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

U.S. Geological Survey


Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey.

ACTION: Notice of Meeting.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to Public Law 106-503, the Scientific Earthquake 
Studies Advisory Committee (SESAC) will hold its 18th meeting. The 
meeting location is the U.S. Geological Survey, 345 Middlefield Road, 
Menlo Park, California 94025. The Committee is comprised of members 
from academia, industry, and State government. The Committee shall 
advise the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) on matters 
relating to the USGS's participation in the National Earthquake Hazards 
Reduction Program.
    The Committee will receive updates and provide guidance on 
Earthquake Hazards Program activities and the status of teams supported 
by the Program.
    Meetings of the Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee 
are open to the public.

DATES: July 31, 2008, commencing at 8:30 a.m. and adjourning at Noon on 
August 1, 2008.
    Contact: Dr. David Applegate, U.S. Geological Survey, MS 905, 12201 
Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia 20192, (703) 648-6714, 
applegate@usgs.gov.

    Dated: July 13, 2008.
Suzette Kimball,
Associate Director for Geology.
[FR Doc. E8-16043 Filed 7-16-08; 8:45 am]
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