Cokeville Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Lincoln County, WY, 57328-57329 [E9-26670]

Download as PDF 57328 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 213 / Thursday, November 5, 2009 / Notices Fifth Principal Meridian, Minnesota The plat of survey represents the dependent resurvey of a portion of the East boundary, a portion of the subdivisional lines, and the dependent resurvey and survey of the subdivision of Sections 13, 15, 25, and 33, of Township 146 North, Range 40 West, of the Fifth Principal Meridian, in the State of Minnesota, and was accepted September 30, 2009. We will place copies of the plats we described in the open files. They will be available to the public as a matter of information. If BLM receives a protest against a survey, as shown on the plat, prior to the date of the official filing, we will stay the filing pending our consideration of the protest. We will not officially file a plat until the day after we have accepted or dismissed all protests and they have become final, including decisions on appeals. Dated: October 30, 2009. Dominica Van Koten, Chief Cadastral Surveyor. [FR Doc. E9–26671 Filed 11–4–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GJ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R6–R–2009–N211; 60138–1265– 6CCP–S3] Fish and Wildlife Service, erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare a comprehensive conservation plan, a hunt plan, and environmental assessment; announcement of open house public scoping meetings; and request for comments. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), intend to prepare a comprehensive conservation plan (CCP), a hunt plan, and environmental assessment (EA) for Cokeville Meadows National Wildlife Refuge. We provide this notice in compliance with our CCP policy to advise other Federal and State agencies, Tribes, and the public of our intentions and to obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to consider in the planning process. We are also announcing public meetings and requesting public comments. DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by December 31, 2009. We will hold public meetings to begin the CCP and hunt plan planning process; see Public VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:57 Nov 04, 2009 Jkt 220001 Introduction With this notice, we initiate our process for developing a CCP and a Hunt Plan for the Cokeville Meadows NWR, in Lincoln County, WY. This notice complies with our CCP policy to (1) advise other Federal and State agencies, Tribes, and the public of our intention to conduct detailed planning on this refuge and (2) obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to consider in the environmental document and during development of the CCP and the Hunt Plan. Background Cokeville Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Lincoln County, WY AGENCY: Meetings under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for dates, times, and locations. ADDRESSES: Send your comments or requests for more information by any of the following methods. E-mail: bernardo_garza@fws.gov. Include ‘‘Cokeville Meadows CCP/Hunt Plan’’ in the subject line of the message. Fax: Bernardo Garza, (303) 236–4792. U.S. Mail: P.O. Box 25486—DFC, Denver, CO 80225–0486. In-Person Drop-off: You may drop off comments during regular business hours at 134 Union Boulevard, Suite 300, Lakewood, CO 80228. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carl Millegan, Project Leader, Seedskadee NWR Complex, (307) 875–2187 x 19, carl_millegan@fws.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The CCP Process The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (16 U.S.C. 668dd–668ee) (Administration Act), as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, requires us to develop a CCP for each national wildlife refuge. The purpose for developing a CCP is to provide refuge managers with a 15-year plan for achieving refuge purposes and contributing toward the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System, consistent with sound principles of fish and wildlife management, conservation, legal mandates, and our policies. In addition to outlining broad management direction on conserving wildlife and their habitats, CCPs identify wildlifedependent recreational opportunities available to the public, including opportunities for hunting, fishing, wildlife observation and photography, and environmental education and interpretation. We will review and update the CCP at least every 15 years in accordance with the Administration Act. Each unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System was established for PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 specific purposes. We use these purposes as the foundation for developing and prioritizing the management goals and objectives for each refuge within the National Wildlife Refuge System mission and to determine how the public can use each refuge. The planning process is a way for us and the public to evaluate management goals and objectives that will ensure the best possible approach to wildlife, plant, and habitat conservation, while providing for wildlife-dependent recreation opportunities that are compatible with each refuge’s establishing purposes and the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Our CCP process provides participation opportunities for Tribal, State, and local governments; agencies; organizations; and the public. At this time we encourage input in the form of issues, concerns, ideas, and suggestions for the future management of Cokeville Meadows NWR. We will conduct the environmental review of this project and develop an Environmental Assessment in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.); NEPA regulations (40 CFR parts 1500–1508); other appropriate Federal laws and regulations; and our policies and procedures for compliance with those laws and regulations. Cokeville Meadows National Wildlife Refuge Cokeville Meadows NWR was established for the conservation of the wetlands of the Nation in order to maintain the public benefits they provide and to help fulfill international obligations contained in various migratory bird treaties and conventions as well as for use as an inviolate sanctuary for migratory birds. This refuge contains a mosaic of wet meadows and cattail/bulrush sloughs. Many of these wetlands were originally created and maintained by agricultural practices. Cokeville Meadows NWR provides nesting habitat for 32 water bird species and, if developed, these habitats could provide suitable nesting habitat for the trumpeter swan, a species of management concern. Refuge habitats also provide important habitat for resident species. Greater sage grouse use upland sagebrush areas for nesting while riparian areas provide important feeding sites for their broods. Big game, including antelope, mule deer, and elk also utilize Refuge habitats. E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 213 / Thursday, November 5, 2009 / Notices 57329 Public Meetings The public will have an opportunity to provide input at two public meetings. Date Time November 17, 2009 ............. November 18, 2009 ............. 6–9 p.m .............................. 6–9 p.m .............................. You may also send comments anytime during the planning process by mail, email, or fax (see ADDRESSES). There will be additional opportunities to provide public input once we have prepared a draft CCP. Public Availability of Comments Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware 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 your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Dated: October 7, 2009. Richard A Coleman, Acting Regional Director. [FR Doc. E9–26670 Filed 11–4–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNV912000.L16400000.PH0000.006F; 10– 08807;TAS: 14X1109] Notice of Reestablishment of Nevada Resource Advisory Councils AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Reestablishment of Nevada Resource Advisory Councils. Notice is hereby given that the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) has reestablished the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Resource Advisory Councils for the state of Nevada. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allison Sandoval, Legislative Affairs and Correspondence (600), Bureau of Land Management, 1620 L Street, NW., MS–LS–401, Washington, D.C. 20036, telephone (202) 912–7434. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published in accordance with Section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, Public Law 92– 463. The BLM has re-established the erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Nov<24>2008 14:57 Nov 04, 2009 Jkt 220001 Location Cokeville High School, Auditorium, 435 Pine Street, Cokeville, WY 83114. Best Western Fossil Country Inn & Suites, Conference Room, 760 Highway 189/30, Kemmerer, WY 83101. Sierra Front-Northwestern Great Basin, Mojave-Southern Great Basin, and Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Councils. Certification Statement: I hereby certify that the reestablishment of the BLM Resource Advisory Councils is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the Secretary’s responsibilities to manage the lands, resources, and facilities administered by the BLM. Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior. [FR Doc. E9–26724 Filed 11–4–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 701–TA–460 (Final)] Ni-Resist Piston Inserts From Argentina; Determination On the basis of the record 1 developed in the subject investigation, the United States International Trade Commission (Commission) determines, pursuant to section 705(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671d(b)) (the Act), that an industry in the United States is not materially injured or threatened with material injury, and the establishment of an industry in the United States is not materially retarded, by reason of imports from Argentina of Ni-resist piston inserts, provided for in subheading 8409.99.91 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that have been found by the Department of Commerce (Commerce) to be subsidized by the Government of Argentina. Background The Commission instituted this investigation effective January 26, 2009, following receipt of a petition filed with the Commission and Commerce by Korff Holdings LLC d/b/a Quaker City Castings, Salem, OH. The final phase of the investigation was scheduled by the 1 The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR § 207.2(f)). PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Commission following notification of a preliminary determination by Commerce that imports of Ni-resist piston inserts from Argentina were being subsidized within the meaning of section 703(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671b(b)). Notice of the scheduling of the final phase of the Commission’s investigation and of a public hearing to be held in connection therewith was given by posting copies of the notice in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, Washington, DC, and by publishing the notice in the Federal Register of July 17, 2009 (74 FR 34784, July 6, 2009). The hearing was held in Washington, DC, on September 17, 2009, and all persons who requested the opportunity were permitted to appear in person or by counsel. The Commission transmitted its determination in this investigation to the Secretary of Commerce on October 29, 2009. The views of the Commission are contained in USITC Publication 4104 (October 2009), entitled Ni-resist Piston Inserts from Argentina: Investigation No. 701–TA–460 (Final). By order of the Commission. Issued: October 29, 2009. Marilyn R. Abbott, Secretary to the Commission. [FR Doc. E9–26547 Filed 11–4–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7020–02–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [USITC SE–09–030] Sunshine Act Meeting Notice United States International Trade Commission. TIME AND DATE: November 10, 2009 at 11 a.m. PLACE: Room 101, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436. Telephone: (202) 205–2000. STATUS: Open to the public. AGENCY HOLDING THE MEETING: Matters To Be Considered 1. Agenda for future meetings: none. 2. Minutes. 3. Ratification List. E:\FR\FM\05NON1.SGM 05NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 213 (Thursday, November 5, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 57328-57329]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-26670]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R6-R-2009-N211; 60138-1265-6CCP-S3]


Cokeville Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Lincoln County, WY

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare a comprehensive conservation plan, 
a hunt plan, and environmental assessment; announcement of open house 
public scoping meetings; and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), intend to 
prepare a comprehensive conservation plan (CCP), a hunt plan, and 
environmental assessment (EA) for Cokeville Meadows National Wildlife 
Refuge. We provide this notice in compliance with our CCP policy to 
advise other Federal and State agencies, Tribes, and the public of our 
intentions and to obtain suggestions and information on the scope of 
issues to consider in the planning process. We are also announcing 
public meetings and requesting public comments.

DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by 
December 31, 2009. We will hold public meetings to begin the CCP and 
hunt plan planning process; see Public Meetings under SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION for dates, times, and locations.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments or requests for more information by any 
of the following methods.
    E-mail: bernardo_garza@fws.gov. Include ``Cokeville Meadows CCP/
Hunt Plan'' in the subject line of the message.
    Fax: Bernardo Garza, (303) 236-4792.
    U.S. Mail: P.O. Box 25486--DFC, Denver, CO 80225-0486.
    In-Person Drop-off: You may drop off comments during regular 
business hours at 134 Union Boulevard, Suite 300, Lakewood, CO 80228.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Carl Millegan, Project Leader, 
Seedskadee NWR Complex, (307) 875-2187 x 19, carl_millegan@fws.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Introduction

    With this notice, we initiate our process for developing a CCP and 
a Hunt Plan for the Cokeville Meadows NWR, in Lincoln County, WY. This 
notice complies with our CCP policy to (1) advise other Federal and 
State agencies, Tribes, and the public of our intention to conduct 
detailed planning on this refuge and (2) obtain suggestions and 
information on the scope of issues to consider in the environmental 
document and during development of the CCP and the Hunt Plan.

Background

The CCP Process

    The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966 (16 
U.S.C. 668dd-668ee) (Administration Act), as amended by the National 
Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997, requires us to develop 
a CCP for each national wildlife refuge. The purpose for developing a 
CCP is to provide refuge managers with a 15-year plan for achieving 
refuge purposes and contributing toward the mission of the National 
Wildlife Refuge System, consistent with sound principles of fish and 
wildlife management, conservation, legal mandates, and our policies. In 
addition to outlining broad management direction on conserving wildlife 
and their habitats, CCPs identify wildlife-dependent recreational 
opportunities available to the public, including opportunities for 
hunting, fishing, wildlife observation and photography, and 
environmental education and interpretation. We will review and update 
the CCP at least every 15 years in accordance with the Administration 
Act.
    Each unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System was established 
for specific purposes. We use these purposes as the foundation for 
developing and prioritizing the management goals and objectives for 
each refuge within the National Wildlife Refuge System mission and to 
determine how the public can use each refuge. The planning process is a 
way for us and the public to evaluate management goals and objectives 
that will ensure the best possible approach to wildlife, plant, and 
habitat conservation, while providing for wildlife-dependent recreation 
opportunities that are compatible with each refuge's establishing 
purposes and the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System.
    Our CCP process provides participation opportunities for Tribal, 
State, and local governments; agencies; organizations; and the public. 
At this time we encourage input in the form of issues, concerns, ideas, 
and suggestions for the future management of Cokeville Meadows NWR.
    We will conduct the environmental review of this project and 
develop an Environmental Assessment in accordance with the requirements 
of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA) (42 
U.S.C. 4321 et seq.); NEPA regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508); other 
appropriate Federal laws and regulations; and our policies and 
procedures for compliance with those laws and regulations.

Cokeville Meadows National Wildlife Refuge

    Cokeville Meadows NWR was established for the conservation of the 
wetlands of the Nation in order to maintain the public benefits they 
provide and to help fulfill international obligations contained in 
various migratory bird treaties and conventions as well as for use as 
an inviolate sanctuary for migratory birds. This refuge contains a 
mosaic of wet meadows and cattail/bulrush sloughs. Many of these 
wetlands were originally created and maintained by agricultural 
practices. Cokeville Meadows NWR provides nesting habitat for 32 water 
bird species and, if developed, these habitats could provide suitable 
nesting habitat for the trumpeter swan, a species of management 
concern. Refuge habitats also provide important habitat for resident 
species. Greater sage grouse use upland sagebrush areas for nesting 
while riparian areas provide important feeding sites for their broods. 
Big game, including antelope, mule deer, and elk also utilize Refuge 
habitats.

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Public Meetings

    The public will have an opportunity to provide input at two public 
meetings.

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                  Date                                Time                              Location
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November 17, 2009.......................  6-9 p.m....................  Cokeville High School, Auditorium, 435
                                                                        Pine Street, Cokeville, WY 83114.
November 18, 2009.......................  6-9 p.m....................  Best Western Fossil Country Inn & Suites,
                                                                        Conference Room,
                                                                       760 Highway 189/30, Kemmerer, WY 83101.
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    You may also send comments anytime during the planning process by 
mail, e-mail, or fax (see ADDRESSES). There will be additional 
opportunities to provide public input once we have prepared a draft 
CCP.

Public Availability of Comments

    Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be 
aware 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 your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

    Dated: October 7, 2009.
Richard A Coleman,
Acting Regional Director.
[FR Doc. E9-26670 Filed 11-4-09; 8:45 am]
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