Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Trout Creek Geographic Management Area, Jordan Resource Area, Vale District, OR, 68075-68076 [E9-30379]

Download as PDF srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 22, 2009 / Notices proposed to be covered under the Plan. The EIR/EIS will also analyze the impacts of the conservation strategy proposed by Shell Wind Energy to minimize and mitigate those impacts to the maximum extent practicable. We anticipate that the conservation strategy will identify several biological goals, including development of high quality, suitable habitat necessary for the longterm persistence of the covered species and retention and recruitment of specific habitat elements, including older, larger and more structurally complex or decadent trees to provide for successful reproduction of marbled murrelets and spotted owls. The environmental review will analyze a full range of reasonable alternatives to the proposed action, including a No Action alternative, and describe the associated environmental impacts of each. We are currently in the process of developing alternatives for analysis. In connection with developing alternative approaches, we will consider, for example, modified lists of covered species, modified permit coverage areas (i.e., portions of the landscape subject to permit coverage), modified permit terms, and different resource management strategies that would serve the purpose of minimizing and mitigating the impacts of incidental take. We will consider other reasonable project alternatives recommended during this scoping process in order to develop a full range of alternatives. We invite comments and suggestions from all interested parties to ensure consideration of a full range of reasonable alternatives related to development of the EIR/EIS. The USFWS requests that comments be as specific as possible. Comments are requested to include information, issues and concerns regarding: (1) The direct, indirect, and cumulative effects that implementation of any reasonable alternatives could have on endangered and threatened species and their habitats; (2) Other reasonable alternatives, and their associated effects; (3) Measures that would minimize and mitigate potentially adverse effects of the proposed project; (4) Baseline environmental conditions in and adjacent to the covered lands; (5) Adaptive management or monitoring provisions that may be incorporated into the alternatives, and their benefits to listed species; (6) Other plans or projects that might be relevant to this project; and (7) Any other information pertinent to evaluating the effects of this project on the human environment. VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:01 Dec 21, 2009 Jkt 220001 The environmental review will analyze the effects that the considered alternatives would have on the marbled murrelet, spotted owl, yellow-billed cuckoo and willow flycatcher, as well as on other components of the human environment, including but not limited to cultural resources, social resources (including public safety), economic resources, water and air quality, global climate change, and environmental justice. Direct any comments or questions to the USFWS contact listed above in ADDRESSES. All comments and materials we receive, including names and addresses, will become part of the administrative record and may be released to the public. 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 may 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. Reasonable Accommodation Persons needing reasonable accommodations to attend and participate in public meetings should contact James Bond (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) as soon as possible. To allow sufficient time to process requests, please call no later than 1 week before the public meeting. Information regarding this proposed action is available in alternative formats upon request. Ken McDermond, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Region 8, Sacramento, California. [FR Doc. E9–30340 Filed 12–21–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLORV00000–L10200000.DF0000; HAG 9– 0189] Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Trout Creek Geographic Management Area, Jordan Resource Area, Vale District, OR AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Intent. SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Vale District Office, PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68075 Vale, Oregon intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for proposed actions pertaining to livestock grazing systems and rangeland developments that will affect 10 livestock grazing permit terms and conditions in the Trout Creek Geographic Management Area (TCGMA) Vale District. Actions may include, for example, installation and/or removal of fences and water developments, changes to duration or season of use of grazing, and other changes to the terms and conditions of affected grazing permits. By this notice the BLM is announcing the beginning of the scoping process and soliciting input on the identification of issues. DATES: To identify relevant issues, the BLM will announce public scoping meetings through local news media, newsletters, and the BLM Web site: http:www.blm.gov/or/districts/vale/ plans/tcgma_eis.php at least 15 days prior to each meeting. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on issues related to the TCGMA EIS by any of the following methods: • District Web site: http:www.blm.gov/or/districts/vale/ plans/valermp.php. • E-mail: TCGMA_EIS@blm.gov • Fax: (541) 473–6213. • Mail: Bureau of Land Management, Vale District Office, 100 Oregon Street, Vale, OR 97918. Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Vale District Office during regular business areas. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or to have your name added to our mailing list, contact Trisha Skerjanec, (541) 473–6222; or email trisha_skerjanec@blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document provides notice that the BLM District Office, Vale, Oregon, intends to prepare an EIS for proposed actions for livestock grazing systems and rangeland developments that will affect 10 livestock grazing permit terms and conditions in the TCGMA. The project area covers about 627,900 acres of comingled Federal, private, and State land located in Southeastern Oregon and Northwestern Nevada. About 586,900 acres (or 94.4 percent) of the land is public domain administered by the BLM. Subsequent grazing decisions will be based on the EIS and Record of Decision (ROD) and conform to the BLM grazing regulations at 43 CFR subpart 4180, Fundamentals of Rangeland Health Standards and Guidelines for Grazing Administration, and the Southeastern Oregon Resource Management Plan and ROD. E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1 srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES 68076 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 22, 2009 / Notices The analysis will involve a variety of issues pertaining to the following: rangeland vegetation, rangeland grazing use, wild horses, special status plants, water resources and riparian areas, fish and aquatic habitat, including a Federal threatened species of fish, wildlife, and wildlife habitat, special status animals, recreation, wilderness study areas, land outside of wilderness study areas possessing wilderness characteristics, and archeological and paleontological materials. This document also announces the beginning of the public scoping process and seeks public input on the aforementioned issues. The BLM has previously held scoping meetings for this land area in preparation for an Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact. However, for reasons related to ongoing litigation, the Vale District now will examine its proposed action through an EIS. Thus, for procedural reasons, a second opportunity for public scoping is available with this EIS. The purpose of the public scoping is to determine concerns and ideas that will help guide the decision-making process. You may submit comments on the aforementioned issues in writing to the BLM at any public scoping meeting, or you may submit them to the BLM using one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section above. To have your name added to the mailing list, reply to the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above. To be most helpful, you should submit comments by January 21, 2010. 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. The minutes and list of attendees for each scoping meeting will be available to the public and open for 30 days after the meeting to any participant who wishes to clarify the views he or she expressed. The BLM will evaluate identified issues, and will place them into one of three categories: 1. Issues to be resolved in the EIS; 2. Issues to be resolved through policy or administrative action; or 3. Issues beyond the scope of this EIS. VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:01 Dec 21, 2009 Jkt 220001 The BLM will provide an explanation in the EIS as to why we placed an issue in category two or three. Carolyn R. Freeborn, Jordan Field Manager, Vale District Office. [FR Doc. E9–30379 Filed 12–21–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [MT–060–01–1020–PG] Notice of Public Meeting; Central Montana Resource Advisory Council AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Central Montana Resource Advisory Council (RAC) will meet as indicated below. DATES: The meeting will be held January 12 and 13, 2010. The meetings will be in the Bureau of Land Management—Central Montana District Office conference room (920 NE Main St.), Lewistown, Montana. The January 12 meeting will begin at 10 a.m. with a 30-minute public comment period and will adjourn at 5:30 p.m. The January 13 meeting will begin at 8 a.m. with a 30-minute public comment period and will adjourn at 3 p.m. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This 15member council advises the Secretary of the Interior on a variety of management issues associated with public land management in Montana. During these meetings the council will participate in/ discuss/act upon: RAC comments and discussions; Introductions of staff and RAC members; A RAC charter review; The consensus format; Orientation for new RAC members; RAC expectations; District managers’ and Oil and Gas Field Station Updates; A RAC work plan for 2010; An update on the HiLine RMP; An update on Sage grouse; Initial discussion on monument amenity fees; Bison discussion and possible RAC subgroup; Potential for expanding review of Forest Service fee proposals; PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 A review of the recent Cottonwood Workshop; Stewardship agreements; A general discussion; and Administrative details (next meeting date, location, travel vouchers, etc.). All RAC meetings are open to the public. The public may present written comments to the RAC. Each formal RAC meeting will also have time allocated for hearing public comments. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual oral comments may be limited. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gary L. ‘‘Stan’’ Benes, Central Montana District Manager, Central Montana District Office, P.O. Box 1160, Lewistown, Montana 59457, 406/538– 1900. Dated: December 11, 2009. Gary L. Benes, Central Montana District Manager. [FR Doc. E9–30443 Filed 12–21–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–682] Certain Collaborative System Products and Components Thereof; Notice of Commission Determination Not To Review an Initial Determination Granting Consent Motion To Terminate the Investigation Based on a Settlement Agreement; Termination of the Investigation AGENCY: U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has determined not to review an initial determination (‘‘ID’’) (Order No. 7) of the presiding administrative law judge (‘‘ALJ’’) granting a consent motion by complainant to terminate the investigation based on a settlement agreement with respondent. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Panyin A. Hughes, Esq., Office of the General Counsel, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–3042. Copies of non-confidential documents filed in connection with this investigation are or will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E. E:\FR\FM\22DEN1.SGM 22DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 244 (Tuesday, December 22, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 68075-68076]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-30379]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLORV00000-L10200000.DF0000; HAG 9-0189]


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for 
the Trout Creek Geographic Management Area, Jordan Resource Area, Vale 
District, OR

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Intent.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Vale District Office, 
Vale, Oregon intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) 
for proposed actions pertaining to livestock grazing systems and 
rangeland developments that will affect 10 livestock grazing permit 
terms and conditions in the Trout Creek Geographic Management Area 
(TCGMA) Vale District. Actions may include, for example, installation 
and/or removal of fences and water developments, changes to duration or 
season of use of grazing, and other changes to the terms and conditions 
of affected grazing permits. By this notice the BLM is announcing the 
beginning of the scoping process and soliciting input on the 
identification of issues.

DATES: To identify relevant issues, the BLM will announce public 
scoping meetings through local news media, newsletters, and the BLM Web 
site: http:www.blm.gov/or/districts/vale/plans/tcgma_eis.php at least 
15 days prior to each meeting.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on issues related to the TCGMA EIS 
by any of the following methods:
     District Web site: http:www.blm.gov/or/districts/vale/plans/valermp.php.
     E-mail: TCGMA_EIS@blm.gov
     Fax: (541) 473-6213.
     Mail: Bureau of Land Management, Vale District Office, 100 
Oregon Street, Vale, OR 97918.
    Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Vale 
District Office during regular business areas.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or to have 
your name added to our mailing list, contact Trisha Skerjanec, (541) 
473-6222; or e-mail trisha_skerjanec@blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This document provides notice that the BLM 
District Office, Vale, Oregon, intends to prepare an EIS for proposed 
actions for livestock grazing systems and rangeland developments that 
will affect 10 livestock grazing permit terms and conditions in the 
TCGMA. The project area covers about 627,900 acres of co-mingled 
Federal, private, and State land located in Southeastern Oregon and 
Northwestern Nevada. About 586,900 acres (or 94.4 percent) of the land 
is public domain administered by the BLM. Subsequent grazing decisions 
will be based on the EIS and Record of Decision (ROD) and conform to 
the BLM grazing regulations at 43 CFR subpart 4180, Fundamentals of 
Rangeland Health Standards and Guidelines for Grazing Administration, 
and the Southeastern Oregon Resource Management Plan and ROD.

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    The analysis will involve a variety of issues pertaining to the 
following: rangeland vegetation, rangeland grazing use, wild horses, 
special status plants, water resources and riparian areas, fish and 
aquatic habitat, including a Federal threatened species of fish, 
wildlife, and wildlife habitat, special status animals, recreation, 
wilderness study areas, land outside of wilderness study areas 
possessing wilderness characteristics, and archeological and 
paleontological materials.
    This document also announces the beginning of the public scoping 
process and seeks public input on the aforementioned issues. The BLM 
has previously held scoping meetings for this land area in preparation 
for an Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact. 
However, for reasons related to ongoing litigation, the Vale District 
now will examine its proposed action through an EIS. Thus, for 
procedural reasons, a second opportunity for public scoping is 
available with this EIS. The purpose of the public scoping is to 
determine concerns and ideas that will help guide the decision-making 
process. You may submit comments on the aforementioned issues in 
writing to the BLM at any public scoping meeting, or you may submit 
them to the BLM using one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES 
section above. To have your name added to the mailing list, reply to 
the person listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT section above.
    To be most helpful, you should submit comments by January 21, 2010. 
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. The minutes and list of attendees for each scoping 
meeting will be available to the public and open for 30 days after the 
meeting to any participant who wishes to clarify the views he or she 
expressed.
    The BLM will evaluate identified issues, and will place them into 
one of three categories:
    1. Issues to be resolved in the EIS;
    2. Issues to be resolved through policy or administrative action; 
or
    3. Issues beyond the scope of this EIS.
    The BLM will provide an explanation in the EIS as to why we placed 
an issue in category two or three.

Carolyn R. Freeborn,
Jordan Field Manager, Vale District Office.
[FR Doc. E9-30379 Filed 12-21-09; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-33-P