Meeting of the California Desert District Advisory Council, 63409-63410 [E9-28504]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 231 / Thursday, December 3, 2009 / Notices jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES the ability of U.S.-based enterprises to compete with foreign-based enterprises. 4. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act. This departmental manual change does not impose an unfunded mandate on State, local, or tribal governments or the private sector of more than $100 million per year. A statement containing the information required by the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (2 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) is not required. 5. Takings (E.O. 12630). Under the criteria in E.O. 12630, this departmental manual change does not have significant takings implications. A takings implication assessment is not required. 6. Federalism (E.O. 13132). Under the criteria in E.O. 13132, this DM change does not have sufficient Federalism implications to warrant the preparation of a Federalism summary impact statement. A Federalism summary impact statement is not required. 7. Consultation With Indian tribes (E.O. 13175). Under the criteria in E.O. 13175, we have evaluated this DM change and determined that it has no potential effects on federally recognized Indian tribes since Native Hawaiians are not a federally recognized Indian tribe. 8. National Environmental Policy Act. The CEQ does not direct agencies to prepare a NEPA analysis or document before establishing agency procedures that supplement the CEQ regulations for implementing NEPA. Agency NEPA procedures are procedural guidance to assist agencies in the fulfillment of agency responsibilities under NEPA, but are not the agency’s final determination of what level of NEPA analysis is required for a particular proposed action. The requirements for establishing agency NEPA procedures are set forth at 40 CFR 1505.1 and 1507.3. The determination that establishing agency NEPA procedures does not require NEPA analysis and documentation has been upheld in Heartwood, Inc. v. U.S. Forest Service, 73 F. Supp. 2d 962, 972–73 (S.D. III. 1999), aff’d 230 F.3d 947. 954–55 (7th Cir. 2000). 9. Paperwork Reduction Act. This rule does not contain information collection requirements, and a submission under the Paperwork Reduction Act is not required. Willie R. Taylor, Director, Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance. For the reasons stated in the preamble, the Department proposes to amend its DM by adding a new chapter to provide supplementary requirements VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:16 Dec 02, 2009 Jkt 220001 for implementing provisions of 516 DM 1 through 4 within the Department’s Office of Hawaiian Relations (OHR), as set forth below: PART 516: NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT OF 1969 CHAPTER 7: MANAGING THE NEPA PROCESS—OFFICE OF HAWAIIAN RELATIONS 7.1 Purpose. This Chapter provides supplementary requirements for implementing provisions of 516 DM 1 through 6 within the Department’s Office of Hawaiian Relations. 7.2 NEPA Responsibility. A. The Director of the Office of Hawaiian Relations is responsible for NEPA compliance for OHR activities. B. The Director of the Office of Hawaiian Relations, in conjunction with the Office of Environmental Policy Compliance, provides direction and oversight for environmental activities, including the implementation of NEPA. C. The OHR may request the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) to assist in preparing NEPA documentation for a proposed action submitted by the Secretary. 7.3 Guidance to DHHL. A. Actions Proposed by the DHHL requiring OHR or other Federal approval. (1) The OHR retains sole responsibility and discretion in all NEPA compliance matters related to the proposed action, although the Director of OHR may request the DHHL to assist in preparing all NEPA documentation. B. Actions proposed by the DHHL not requiring Federal approval, funding, or official actions, are not subject to NEPA requirements. 7.4 Actions Normally Requiring an Environmental Assessment (EA) or Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) if these activities are connected to a land exchange requiring the Secretary’s approval. A. The following actions require preparation of an EA or EIS: (1) Actions not categorically excluded; or (2) Actions involving extraordinary circumstances as provided in 43 C.F.R. Part 46.215. B. Actions not categorically excluded or involving extraordinary circumstances as provided in 43 C.F.R. Part 46.210, will require an EA when: (1) An EA will be used in deciding whether a finding of no significant impact is appropriate, or whether an EIS is required prior to implementing any action. PO 00000 Frm 00025 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63409 (2) The action is not being addressed by an EIS. C. If an EA is prepared, it will comply with the requirements of 43 CFR part 46 subpart D. D. The following actions normally require the preparation of an EIS: (1) Proposed water development projects which would inundate more than 1,000 acres of land, or store more than 30,000 acre-feet of water, or irrigate more than 5,000 acres of undeveloped land. (2) Construction of a treatment, storage or disposal facility for hazardous waste or toxic substances. (3) Construction of a solid waste facility. E. If an EIS is prepared, it will comply with the requirements of 43 CFR part 46 subpart E 7.5 Categorical Exclusion. In addition to the actions listed in the Departmental categorical exclusions specified in section 43 C.F.R. 46.210, the following action is categorically excluded unless any of the extraordinary circumstances in section 43 C.F.R. 46.215 apply, thus requiring an EA or an EIS. This activity is a single, independent action not associated with larger, existing or proposed complexes or facilities. A. Approval of conveyances, exchanges and other transfers of land or interests in land between DHHL, and an agency of the State of Hawaii, or a Federal agency, where no change in the land use is planned. [FR Doc. E9–28879 Filed 12–2–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCAD00000 L19900000.AL 0000] Meeting of the California Desert District Advisory Council AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, in accordance with Public Laws 92–463 and 94–579, that the California Desert District Advisory Council to the Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, will participate in a field tour of BLM-administered public lands on Friday, December 11, 2009, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will meet in formal session on Saturday, December 12, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott Palm Desert, 74895 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm Desert, CA 92211. Agenda topics will include E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1 63410 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 231 / Thursday, December 3, 2009 / Notices updates by Council members and reports from the BLM District Manager and five field office managers. Additional agenda topics may include updates on legislation and renewable energy. Final agenda items, including details of the field tour, will be posted on the BLM California State Web site at http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/rac/ dac.html. All California Desert District Advisory Council meetings are open to the public. Public comment for items not on the agenda will be scheduled at the beginning of the meeting Saturday morning. Time for public comment may be made available by the Council Chairman during the presentation of various agenda items, and is scheduled at the end of the meeting for topics not on the agenda. While the meeting is tentatively scheduled to conclude at 4 p.m. on Saturday, it could conclude earlier should the Council conclude its presentations and discussions. Therefore, members of the public interested in a particular agenda item or discussion should schedule their arrival accordingly. Written comments may be filed in advance of the meeting for the California Desert District Advisory Council, c/o Bureau of Land Management, External Affairs, 22835 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, CA 92553. Written comments also are accepted at the time of the meeting and, if copies are provided to the recorder, will be incorporated into the minutes. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Briery, BLM California Desert District External Affairs, (951) 697– 5220. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: November 16, 2009. Steven J. Borchard, District Manager. [FR Doc. E9–28504 Filed 12–2–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES [Investigations Nos. 701–TA–462 (Final) and 731–TA–1156–1158 (Final)] Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags From Indonesia, Taiwan, and Vietnam AGENCY: United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Scheduling of the final phase of countervailing duty and antidumping investigations. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:16 Dec 02, 2009 Jkt 220001 SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice of the scheduling of the final phase of countervailing duty investigation No. 701–TA–462 (Final) under section 705(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1671d(b)) (the Act) and the final phase of antidumping investigations Nos. 731–TA–1156–1158 (Final) under section 735(b) of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673d(b)) to determine whether an industry in the United States is materially injured or threatened with material injury, or the establishment of an industry in the United States is materially retarded, by reason of subsidized imports of polyethylene retail carrier bags (‘‘PRCBs’’) from Vietnam and less-thanfair-value imports of PRCBs from Indonesia, Taiwan, and Vietnam, provided for in subheading 3923.21.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States.1 For further information concerning the conduct of this phase of the investigations, hearing procedures, and rules of general application, consult the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A and C (19 CFR part 207). DATES: Effective Date: October 27, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Kaplan (202–205–3184), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. Hearingimpaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. General information concerning the 1 For purposes of these investigations, the Department of Commerce has defined the subject merchandise as non-sealable sacks and bags with handles (including drawstrings), without zippers or integral extruded closures, with or without gussets, with or without printing, of polyethylene film having a thickness no greater than 0.035 inch (0.889 mm) and no less than 0.00035 inch (0.00889 mm), and with no length or width shorter than 6 inches (15.24 cm) or longer than 40 inches (101.6 cm). The depth of the bag may be shorter than 6 inches but not longer than 40 inches (101.6 cm). PRCBs are typically provided without any consumer packaging and free of charge by retail establishments, e.g., grocery, drug, convenience, department, specialty retail, discount stores, and restaurants to their customers to package and carry their purchased products. The scope of these investigations excludes (1) polyethylene bags that are not printed with logos or store names and that are closeable with drawstrings made of polyethylene film and (2) polyethylene bags that are packed in consumer packaging with printing that refers to specific enduses other than packaging and carrying merchandise from retail establishments, e.g., garbage bags, lawn bags, trash-can liners. PO 00000 Frm 00026 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server (http:// www.usitc.gov). The public record for these investigations may be viewed on the Commission’s electronic docket (EDIS) at http://edis.usitc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background.—The final phase of these investigations is being scheduled as a result of affirmative preliminary determinations by the Department of Commerce that certain benefits which constitute subsidies within the meaning of section 703 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1671b) are being provided to manufacturers, producers, or exporters in Vietnam of PRCBs, and that such products from Indonesia, Taiwan, and Vietnam are being sold in the United States at less than fair value within the meaning of section 733 of the Act (19 U.S.C. 1673b). The investigations were requested in petitions filed on March 31, 2009, by Hilex Poly Co., LLC, Hartsville, SC and Superbag Corp., Houston, TX. Participation in the investigations and public service list.—Persons, including industrial users of the subject merchandise and, if the merchandise is sold at the retail level, representative consumer organizations, wishing to participate in the final phase of these investigations as parties must file an entry of appearance with the Secretary to the Commission, as provided in section 201.11 of the Commission’s rules, no later than 21 days prior to the hearing date specified in this notice. A party that filed a notice of appearance during the preliminary phase of the investigations need not file an additional notice of appearance during this final phase. The Secretary will maintain a public service list containing the names and addresses of all persons, or their representatives, who are parties to the investigations. Limited disclosure of business proprietary information (BPI) under an administrative protective order (APO) and BPI service list.—Pursuant to section 207.7(a) of the Commission’s rules, the Secretary will make BPI gathered in the final phase of these investigations available to authorized applicants under the APO issued in the investigations, provided that the application is made no later than 21 days prior to the hearing date specified in this notice. Authorized applicants must represent interested parties, as defined by 19 U.S.C. 1677(9), who are parties to the investigations. A party granted access to BPI in the preliminary phase of the investigations need not reapply for such access. A separate service list will be maintained by the E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

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Meeting of the California Desert District Advisory Council

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given, in accordance with Public Laws 92-463 
and 94-579, that the California Desert District Advisory Council to the 
Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Department of the Interior, will 
participate in a field tour of BLM-administered public lands on Friday, 
December 11, 2009, from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and will meet in formal 
session on Saturday, December 12, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the 
Courtyard by Marriott Palm Desert, 74895 Frank Sinatra Drive, Palm 
Desert, CA 92211. Agenda topics will include

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updates by Council members and reports from the BLM District Manager 
and five field office managers. Additional agenda topics may include 
updates on legislation and renewable energy. Final agenda items, 
including details of the field tour, will be posted on the BLM 
California State Web site at http://www.blm.gov/ca/st/en/info/rac/dac.html.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: All California Desert District Advisory 
Council meetings are open to the public. Public comment for items not 
on the agenda will be scheduled at the beginning of the meeting 
Saturday morning. Time for public comment may be made available by the 
Council Chairman during the presentation of various agenda items, and 
is scheduled at the end of the meeting for topics not on the agenda.
    While the meeting is tentatively scheduled to conclude at 4 p.m. on 
Saturday, it could conclude earlier should the Council conclude its 
presentations and discussions. Therefore, members of the public 
interested in a particular agenda item or discussion should schedule 
their arrival accordingly.
    Written comments may be filed in advance of the meeting for the 
California Desert District Advisory Council, c/o Bureau of Land 
Management, External Affairs, 22835 Calle San Juan de Los Lagos, Moreno 
Valley, CA 92553. Written comments also are accepted at the time of the 
meeting and, if copies are provided to the recorder, will be 
incorporated into the minutes.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Briery, BLM California Desert 
District External Affairs, (951) 697-5220.

    Dated: November 16, 2009.
Steven J. Borchard,
District Manager.
[FR Doc. E9-28504 Filed 12-2-09; 8:45 am]
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