Notice of Proposed Changes to the Natural Resources Conservation Service's National Handbook of Conservation Practices, 53846-53847 [E8-21653]

Download as PDF 53846 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 17, 2008 / Notices will be provided at the meeting. Public comments will be compiled and provided to the Secretary of Agriculture along with the Council’s recommendations. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of meeting. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council will meet in San Diego, California, October 14–16, 2008. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss emerging issues in urban and community forestry and hear public input related to urban and community forestry. DATES: The meeting will be held on October 14–16, 2008, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the San Diego Marriott, Mission Valley, 8757 Rio San Diego Drive, San Diego, CA 92108. Written comments concerning this meeting should be addressed to Nancy Stremple, Executive Staff to National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council, 201 14th St., SW., Yates Building (1 Central) MS– 1151, Washington, DC 20250–1151. Comments may also be sent via e-mail to nstremple@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 202–690–5792. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at 201 14th St., SW., Yates Building (1 Central) MS– 1151, Washington, DC 20250–1151. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead to 202–205–1054 to facilitate entry into the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy Stremple, Executive Staff, or Robert Prather, Staff Assistant to National Urban and Community Forestry Advisory Council, 201 14th St., SW., Yates Building (1 Central) MS– 1151, Washington, DC 20250–1151, phone 202–205–1054. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting is open to the public. Council discussion is limited to Forest Service staff and Council members; however, persons who wish to bring urban and community forestry matters to the attention of the Council may file written statements with the Council staff (201 14th St., SW., Yates Building (1 Central) MS–1151, Washington, DC 20250–1151, e-mail: nstremple@fs.fed.us) before or after the meeting. Public input sessions VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:38 Sep 16, 2008 Jkt 214001 Dated: September 10, 2008. Robin L. Thompson, Associate Deputy Chief, State and Private Forestry. [FR Doc. E8–21752 Filed 9–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Natural Resources Conservation Service Notice of Proposed Changes to the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s National Handbook of Conservation Practices Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed changes in the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) National Handbook of Conservation Practices for public review and comment. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the intention of NRCS to issue a series of revised conservation practice standards in its National Handbook of Conservation Practices. These standards include: Deep Tillage (Code 324); Waste Transfer (Code 634); and, Road/Trail/ Landing Closure and Treatment (Code 654). NRCS State Conservationists who choose to adopt these practices for use within their States will incorporate them into Section IV of their respective electronic Field Office Technical Guide. These practices may be used in conservation systems that treat highly erodible land or on land determined to be a wetland. DATES: Effective Dates: Comments will be received for a 30-day period commencing with this date of publication. Final versions of these new or revised conservation practice standards will be adopted after the close of the 30-day period and after consideration of all comments. ADDRESSES: Comments should be submitted by one of the following methods: 1. In writing to: Noller Herbert, Director, Conservation Engineering Division, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Post Office Box 2890, Washington, DC 20013–2890; or 2. Electronically via e-mail to: Noller.herbert@wdc.usda.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Copies of these standards can be downloaded or PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 printed from the following Web site: ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/NHQ/ practice-standards/federal-register/. Single copies of paper versions of these standards also are available from NRCS in Washington, DC. Submit individual inquiries in writing to Noller Herbert, Director, Conservation Engineering Division, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Post Office Box 2890, Room 6139-South, Washington, DC 20013–2890; or e-mail: Noller.herbert@wdc.usda.gov. The amount of the proposed changes varies considerably for each of the Conservation Practice Standards addressed in this Notice. To fully understand the proposed changes, individuals are encouraged to compare these changes with each standard’s current version shown at: http:// www.nrcs.usda.gov/technical/ Standards/nhcp.html. To aid in this comparison, the following are highlights of the proposed revisions to each standard: Deep Tillage (Code 324)—Only minor edits were made to this standard. Waste Transfer (Code 634)—This practice standard was expanded to encompass manure and other byproducts of agricultural operations. Previously, the standard only addressed manure. (a) This standard applies where excess by-products (wastes) accumulate and can be transferred to an area for utilization as a resource. (b) The Criteria Section is expanded by adding a description of solid-liquid separation and a clarification of cleanout access requirements. Road/Trail/Landing Closure and Treatment (Code 654)—This is a new practice standard developed to address primarily the closure of existing farm, ranch, and forest roads to minimize their environmental impact. Section 343 of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 requires NRCS to make available for public review and comment all proposed revisions to conservation practice standards used to carry out the highly erodible land and wetland provisions of the law. For the next 30 days, NRCS will receive comments relative to the proposed changes. Following that period, a determination will be made by NRCS regarding disposition of those comments, and a final determination of changes will be made. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 181 / Wednesday, September 17, 2008 / Notices Signed in Washington, DC, on September 4, 2008. Arlen L. Lancaster, Chief. [FR Doc. E8–21653 Filed 9–16–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–16–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–922] Antidumping Duty Order: Raw Flexible Magnets from the People’s Republic of China Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. EFFECTIVE DATE: September 17, 2008. SUMMARY: Based on affirmative final determinations by the Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) and the International Trade Commission (‘‘ITC’’), the Department is issuing an antidumping duty order on raw flexible magnets from the People’s Republic of China (‘‘PRC’’). On August 25, 2008, the ITC notified the Department of its affirmative final determination. See Raw Flexible Magnets from China and Taiwan, Investigation Nos. 701–TA–452 and 731–TA–1129 and 731–TA–1130 (Final), USITC Publication 4030 (August 2008). The Department released a Notice of Antidumping Duty Order to the parties on August 27, 2008. However, the August 27, 2008, notice contained incorrect language regarding suspension of liquidation. This notice contains the correct language. See ‘‘Antidumping Duty Order’’ section below. The error was discovered prior to publication in the Federal Register. Consequently, this notice is being published in its place. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Shawn Higgins, AD/CVD Operations, Office 4, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20230; telephone: (202) 482–0679. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: AGENCY: pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Background On July 10, 2008, the Department published the Final Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value: Raw Flexible Magnets from the People’s Republic of China, 73 FR 39669 (July 10, 2008). On August 25, 2008, in accordance with section 735(d) of the Act, the ITC notified the Department of its final determination, pursuant to section 735(b)(1)(A)(i) of the Tariff Act VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:38 Sep 16, 2008 Jkt 214001 of 1930, as amended (‘‘the Act’’), that an industry in the United States is threatened with material injury by reason of less–than-fair–value imports of subject merchandise from the PRC. See Letter from the ITC to the Secretary of Commerce, ‘‘Notification of Final Affirmative Determination of Raw Flexible Magnets from the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan (Investigation Nos. 701–TA–452 and 731–TA–1129 and 731–TA–1130),’’ dated August 25, 2008. Pursuant to section 736(a) of the Act, the Department is publishing an antidumping duty order on the subject merchandise. Scope of Order The products covered by this order are certain flexible magnets regardless of shape,1 color, or packaging.2 Subject flexible magnets are bonded magnets composed (not necessarily exclusively) of (i) any one or combination of various flexible binders (such as polymers or co–polymers, or rubber) and (ii) a magnetic element, which may consist of a ferrite permanent magnet material (commonly, strontium or barium ferrite, or a combination of the two), a metal alloy (such as NdFeB or Alnico), any combination of the foregoing with each other or any other material, or any other material capable of being permanently magnetized. Subject flexible magnets may be in either magnetized or unmagnetized (including demagnetized) condition, and may or may not be fully or partially laminated or fully or partially bonded with paper, plastic, or other material, of any composition and/or color. Subject flexible magnets may be uncoated or may be coated with an adhesive or any other coating or combination of coatings. Specifically excluded from the scope of this order are printed flexible magnets, defined as flexible magnets (including individual magnets) that are laminated or bonded with paper, plastic, or other material if such paper, plastic, or other material bears printed text and/or images, including but not limited to business cards, calendars, poetry, sports event schedules, business promotions, decorative motifs, and the like. This exclusion does not apply to such printed flexible magnets if the printing concerned consists of only the following: a trade mark or trade name; country of origin; border, stripes, or lines; any printing that is removed in 1 The term ‘‘shape’’ includes, but is not limited to profiles, which are flexible magnets with a nonrectangular cross-section. 2 Packaging includes retail or specialty packaging such as digital printer cartridges. PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53847 the course of cutting and/or printing magnets for retail sale or other disposition from the flexible magnet; manufacturing or use instructions (e.g., ‘‘print this side up,’’ ‘‘this side up,’’ ‘‘laminate here’’); printing on adhesive backing (that is, material to be removed in order to expose adhesive for use such as application of laminate) or on any other covering that is removed from the flexible magnet prior or subsequent to final printing and before use; non– permanent printing (that is, printing in a medium that facilitates easy removal, permitting the flexible magnet to be re– printed); printing on the back (magnetic) side; or any combination of the above. All products meeting the physical description of subject merchandise that are not specifically excluded are within the scope of this order. The products subject to the order are currently classifiable principally under subheadings 8505.19.10 and 8505.19.20 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (‘‘HTSUS’’). The HTSUS subheadings are provided only for convenience and customs purposes; the written description of the scope of the order is dispositive. Antidumping Duty Order In accordance with section 736(a)(1) of the Act, the Department will direct U.S. Customs and Border Protection (‘‘CBP’’) to assess, upon further instruction by the Department, antidumping duties equal to the amount by which the normal value of the merchandise exceeds the export price (or constructed export price) of the merchandise for all relevant entries of raw flexible magnets from the PRC. According to section 736(b)(2) of the Act, duties shall be assessed on subject merchandise entered, or withdrawn from warehouse, for consumption on or after the date of publication of the ITC’s notice of final determination if that determination is based on the threat of material injury and is not accompanied by a finding that injury would have resulted without the imposition of suspension of liquidation of entries since the Department’s preliminary determination. In addition, section 736(b)(2) of the Act requires CBP to refund any cash deposits or bonds of estimated antidumping duties posted since the preliminary antidumping determination if the ITC’s final determination is threat–based. Because the ITC’s final determination is based on the threat of material injury and is not accompanied by a finding that injury would have resulted but for the imposition of suspension of liquidation of entries since the Preliminary Determination of Sales at E:\FR\FM\17SEN1.SGM 17SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 181 (Wednesday, September 17, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 53846-53847]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-21653]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Natural Resources Conservation Service


Notice of Proposed Changes to the Natural Resources Conservation 
Service's National Handbook of Conservation Practices

AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed changes in the Natural 
Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) National Handbook of Conservation 
Practices for public review and comment.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the intention of NRCS to issue a 
series of revised conservation practice standards in its National 
Handbook of Conservation Practices. These standards include: Deep 
Tillage (Code 324); Waste Transfer (Code 634); and, Road/Trail/Landing 
Closure and Treatment (Code 654). NRCS State Conservationists who 
choose to adopt these practices for use within their States will 
incorporate them into Section IV of their respective electronic Field 
Office Technical Guide. These practices may be used in conservation 
systems that treat highly erodible land or on land determined to be a 
wetland.

DATES: Effective Dates: Comments will be received for a 30-day period 
commencing with this date of publication. Final versions of these new 
or revised conservation practice standards will be adopted after the 
close of the 30-day period and after consideration of all comments.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be submitted by one of the following 
methods:
    1. In writing to: Noller Herbert, Director, Conservation 
Engineering Division, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Post 
Office Box 2890, Washington, DC 20013-2890; or
    2. Electronically via e-mail to: Noller.herbert@wdc.usda.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Copies of these standards can be downloaded or 
printed from the following Web site: ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/NHQ/
practice-standards/federal-register/. Single copies of paper versions 
of these standards also are available from NRCS in Washington, DC. 
Submit individual inquiries in writing to Noller Herbert, Director, 
Conservation Engineering Division, Natural Resources Conservation 
Service, Post Office Box 2890, Room 6139-South, Washington, DC 20013-
2890; or e-mail: Noller.herbert@wdc.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The amount of the proposed changes varies 
considerably for each of the Conservation Practice Standards addressed 
in this Notice. To fully understand the proposed changes, individuals 
are encouraged to compare these changes with each standard's current 
version shown at: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/technical/Standards/
nhcp.html. To aid in this comparison, the following are highlights of 
the proposed revisions to each standard:
    Deep Tillage (Code 324)--Only minor edits were made to this 
standard.
    Waste Transfer (Code 634)--This practice standard was expanded to 
encompass manure and other by-products of agricultural operations. 
Previously, the standard only addressed manure.
    (a) This standard applies where excess by-products (wastes) 
accumulate and can be transferred to an area for utilization as a 
resource.
    (b) The Criteria Section is expanded by adding a description of 
solid-liquid separation and a clarification of clean-out access 
requirements.
    Road/Trail/Landing Closure and Treatment (Code 654)--This is a new 
practice standard developed to address primarily the closure of 
existing farm, ranch, and forest roads to minimize their environmental 
impact.
    Section 343 of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act 
of 1996 requires NRCS to make available for public review and comment 
all proposed revisions to conservation practice standards used to carry 
out the highly erodible land and wetland provisions of the law. For the 
next 30 days, NRCS will receive comments relative to the proposed 
changes. Following that period, a determination will be made by NRCS 
regarding disposition of those comments, and a final determination of 
changes will be made.


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    Signed in Washington, DC, on September 4, 2008.
Arlen L. Lancaster,
Chief.
[FR Doc. E8-21653 Filed 9-16-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-16-P