Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Washington, 55853-55854 [E9-26116]

Download as PDF dcolon on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 208 / Thursday, October 29, 2009 / Notices protect all Federally listed species under the Endangered Species Act and will use partners and volunteers (when necessary) to determine the distribution and abundance of all listed species. When necessary, control of invasive animal species using approved techniques to help achieve refuge conservation goals and objectives will occur. Alternative D will focus water management within the impoundments on migratory birds for the duration of the CCP. We will accomplish this by providing adequate and reliable flooded habitat throughout the refuge and assuring that water management capability can distribute water in a timely manner. We will make a concerted effort to accommodate sport fishing opportunities where and when circumstances allow. Alternative D calls for expanding efforts to improve the moist-soil management program on at least 300 acres by expanding the invasive plant control program, water management capabilities, and the use of management techniques that set back plant succession. We will also make a concerted effort to accommodate sport fishing opportunities where and when circumstances allow. Increasing the acreage of other habitats, such as mudflats, native submerged and emergent aquatic vegetation, flooded woodlands, beaver ponds, and open water that provides food resources, as well as habitats for loafing, resting, roosting, and molting, will occur under Alternative D. We will develop and begin to implement a Forest Management Plan to benefit nesting and migratory birds. For the duration of the CCP, we will explore possibilities of managing for scrubshrub habitat to benefit certain birds in suitable locations on the refuge. We will explore the potential benefits of planting and managing native warm season grasses on formerly farmed fields (up to 75 percent of existing cultivated acreage). Over the lifetime of the CCP, we will gradually phase out cooperative farming in favor of force-account or contract farming of wheat, corn, milo, and millet on 600 acres to meet wildlife foraging objectives. We will control invasive species through active methods of removal. These methods will work towards reducing the infestation and eliminating populations whenever feasible. We will also extend control efforts to include Eurasian water milfoil and develop partnerships with other agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and the public in these control efforts. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:20 Oct 28, 2009 Jkt 220001 Within 5 years, we will draft, approve, and begin to implement a new Visitor Services Plan, using the current format as a guide. We will provide quality fishing and compatible waterrelated recreation programs on 3,260 acres of the refuge by furnishing adequate launching facilities, bank fishing areas, and, based on availability of funding, at least one ADA-compliant pier to accommodate anglers of all abilities. We will develop and begin to implement a Cultural Resources Management Plan. Throughout the life of the CCP, we will manage game populations to maximize quality hunting opportunities while maintaining habitat for Federal trust species. We will continue to provide environmental education services to the public, including visits to schools, environmental education workshops, and onsite and offsite environmental education programs. However, we will also expand the refuge’s role as an outdoor classroom both for students and the general public for Stewart and surrounding counties. We will continue to offer opportunities for wildlife observation and photography throughout the refuge, accessible along the refuge road system from March 16 to November 14, but with the addition of a wildlife observation deck next to the visitor center. Within 5 years, we will explore the feasibility of building a wildlife observation tower near Pool 1. Also within 5 years, we will increase the number of wayside signs and add wildlife signs along the Woodpecker Interpretive Trail, as well as develop an interpretive kiosk at Elk Reservoir. We will maintain the staff of nine fulltime employees, including the refuge manager, park ranger, office assistant, maintenance mechanic, assistant refuge manager, one forester to serve all Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers refuges, one biologist, one law enforcement officer, and one equipment operator. We will replace the now separate visitor center and headquarters with one common building. We will maintain the existing equipment fleet, replacing obsolete equipment as needed. We will add three portable toilets along the road system. Finally, we will install three pumps and will add farm and fire management equipment, such as corn planter, all-terrain vehicles, and pumper truck. Authority: This notice is published under the authority of the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, Public Law 105–57. PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 55853 Dated: August 6, 2009. Michael L. Piccirilli, Acting Regional Director. [FR Doc. E9–26055 Filed 10–28–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLOR–936000–L14300000–ET0000; HAG– 09–0200; WAOR–7964] Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Washington AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The United States Forest Service has filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposing to extend the duration of Public Land Order (PLO) No. 6833 for an additional 20-year term. PLO No. 6833 withdrew approximately 142.90 acres of National Forest System land from all mining activities in order to protect the unique natural and ecological research values at the Wolf Creek Research Natural Area. The withdrawal created by PLO No. 6833 will expire on March 20, 2011, unless extended. This notice gives the public an opportunity to comment on the proposed action and to request a public meeting. DATES: Comments and requests for a public meeting must be received by January 27, 2010. ADDRESSES: Comments and meeting requests should be sent to the Oregon/ Washington State Director, BLM, P.O. Box 2965, Portland, Oregon 97208– 2965. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory B. Graham, OkanoganWenatchee National Forest, (509)–664– 9262, or Charles R. Roy, BLM Oregon/ Washington State Office, (503)–808– 6189. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Forest Service has filed an application requesting that the Secretary of the Interior extend PLO No. 6833 (56 FR 11940 (1991)), which withdrew certain lands in Okanogan County, Washington from all mining activities, for an additional 20 years, subject to valid existing rights. The area described contains approximately 142.90 acres in Okanogan County. PLO No. 6833 is incorporated herein by reference. The purpose of the proposed withdrawal extension is to continue the protection of the unique natural and E:\FR\FM\29OCN1.SGM 29OCN1 dcolon on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES 55854 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 208 / Thursday, October 29, 2009 / Notices ecological research values at the Wolf Creek Research Natural Area. The use of a right-of-way, interagency agreement, or cooperative agreement would not provide adequate protection. The Forest Service would not need to acquire water rights to fulfill the purpose of the requested withdrawal extension. Records related to the application may be examined by contacting Charles R. Roy at the above address or phone number. For a period of 90 days from the date of publication of this notice, all persons who wish to submit comments, suggestions, or objections in connection with the proposed withdrawal extension may present their views in writing to the BLM State Director at the address indicated above. Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the address indicated above during regular business hours. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. However, before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. If you wish to withhold your name or address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organization or businesses, will be made available for public inspection in their entirety. Notice is hereby given that an opportunity to request a public meeting is afforded in connection with the proposed withdrawal extension. All interested parties who desire a public meeting for the purpose of being heard on the proposed withdrawal must submit a written request to the BLM State Director at the address indicated above by January 27, 2010. Upon determination by the authorized officer that a public meeting will be held, a notice of the time and place will be published in the Federal Register and in at least one local newspaper at least 30 VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:20 Oct 28, 2009 Jkt 220001 days before the scheduled date of the meeting. The application will be processed in accordance with the regulations set forth in 43 CFR 2310.4. (Authority: 43 CFR 2310.3–1) Fred O’Ferrall, Chief, Branch of Lands and Mineral Resources. [FR Doc. E9–26116 Filed 10–28–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Office of the Secretary; Renewal of the Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of renewal. SUMMARY: The Secretary of the Interior (Secretary), after consultation with the General Services Administration, has renewed the Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee. The Committee will provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary on developing effective measures to avoid or minimize impacts to wildlife and their habitats related to land-based wind energy facilities. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rachel London, Division of Habitat and Resource Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of the Interior, (703) 358–2161. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We are publishing this notice in accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.) (FACA). The Secretary certifies that he has determined that the renewal of the Committee is necessary and is in the public interest. The Committee will conduct its operations in accordance with the provisions of the FACA. It will report to the Secretary through the Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and will function solely as an advisory body. Committee membership includes representation from governments, wind energy development organizations, and wildlife conservation organizations. In accordance with FACA, we have filed a copy of the Committee’s charter with the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration; Committee on Environment and Public Works, United States Senate; Committee on Natural Resources, United States House of Representatives; and the Library of Congress. PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The certification for renewal is published below. Certification I hereby certify that the Wind Turbine Guidelines Advisory Committee is necessary and is in the public interest in connection with the performance of duties imposed on the Department of the Interior by Public Laws 16 U.S.C. 703–712, Migratory Bird Treaty Act; 16 U.S.C. 668–668d, Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act; 16 U.S.C. 1531–1544, Endangered Species Act; and 42 U.S.C. 4371 et seq., National Environmental Policy Act. 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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 208 (Thursday, October 29, 2009)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLOR-936000-L14300000-ET0000; HAG-09-0200; WAOR-7964]


Notice of Proposed Withdrawal Extension and Opportunity for 
Public Meeting; Washington

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The United States Forest Service has filed an application with 
the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposing to extend the duration of 
Public Land Order (PLO) No. 6833 for an additional 20-year term. PLO 
No. 6833 withdrew approximately 142.90 acres of National Forest System 
land from all mining activities in order to protect the unique natural 
and ecological research values at the Wolf Creek Research Natural Area. 
The withdrawal created by PLO No. 6833 will expire on March 20, 2011, 
unless extended. This notice gives the public an opportunity to comment 
on the proposed action and to request a public meeting.

DATES: Comments and requests for a public meeting must be received by 
January 27, 2010.

ADDRESSES: Comments and meeting requests should be sent to the Oregon/
Washington State Director, BLM, P.O. Box 2965, Portland, Oregon 97208-
2965.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gregory B. Graham, Okanogan-Wenatchee 
National Forest, (509)-664-9262, or Charles R. Roy, BLM Oregon/
Washington State Office, (503)-808-6189.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Forest Service has filed 
an application requesting that the Secretary of the Interior extend PLO 
No. 6833 (56 FR 11940 (1991)), which withdrew certain lands in Okanogan 
County, Washington from all mining activities, for an additional 20 
years, subject to valid existing rights. The area described contains 
approximately 142.90 acres in Okanogan County. PLO No. 6833 is 
incorporated herein by reference.
    The purpose of the proposed withdrawal extension is to continue the 
protection of the unique natural and

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ecological research values at the Wolf Creek Research Natural Area.
    The use of a right-of-way, interagency agreement, or cooperative 
agreement would not provide adequate protection.
    The Forest Service would not need to acquire water rights to 
fulfill the purpose of the requested withdrawal extension.
    Records related to the application may be examined by contacting 
Charles R. Roy at the above address or phone number.
    For a period of 90 days from the date of publication of this 
notice, all persons who wish to submit comments, suggestions, or 
objections in connection with the proposed withdrawal extension may 
present their views in writing to the BLM State Director at the address 
indicated above.
    Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will 
be available for public review at the address indicated above during 
regular business hours.
    Individual respondents may request confidentiality. However, before 
including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal 
identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire 
comment--including your personal identifying information--may be made 
publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to 
withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we 
cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. If you wish to withhold 
your name or address from public review or from disclosure under the 
Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the 
beginning of your comments. Such requests will be honored to the extent 
allowed by law. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and 
from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials 
of organization or businesses, will be made available for public 
inspection in their entirety.
    Notice is hereby given that an opportunity to request a public 
meeting is afforded in connection with the proposed withdrawal 
extension. All interested parties who desire a public meeting for the 
purpose of being heard on the proposed withdrawal must submit a written 
request to the BLM State Director at the address indicated above by 
January 27, 2010. Upon determination by the authorized officer that a 
public meeting will be held, a notice of the time and place will be 
published in the Federal Register and in at least one local newspaper 
at least 30 days before the scheduled date of the meeting.
    The application will be processed in accordance with the 
regulations set forth in 43 CFR 2310.4.

(Authority: 43 CFR 2310.3-1)

Fred O'Ferrall,
Chief, Branch of Lands and Mineral Resources.
[FR Doc. E9-26116 Filed 10-28-09; 8:45 am]
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