Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Nebraska Advisory Committee, 3443 [2010-1060]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 13 / Thursday, January 21, 2010 / Notices Responsible Official Tom Quinn, Forest Supervisor, Tahoe National Forest, 631 Coyote Street, Nevada City, California 95959. Nature of Decision To Be Made The responsible official will decide whether to adopt and implement the proposed action, an alternative to the proposed action, or take no action to make changes to the existing Tahoe National Forest Transportation System and prohibit cross country wheeled motorized vehicle travel by the public off the designated system. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with NOTICES Early Notice of Importance of Public Participation in Subsequent Environmental Review The Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEIS) is expected to be filed with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and to be available for public review during February 2010. EPA will publish a notice of availability of the SDEIS in the Federal Register. The comment period on the SDEIS will extend 45 days from the date the EPA notice appears in the Federal Register. At that time, copies of the SDEIS will be distributed to interested and affected agencies, organizations, and members of the public for their review and comment. It is very important that those interested in the management of the Tahoe National Forest participate at that time. The Final EIS is scheduled to be completed in June 2010. In the Final EIS, the Forest Service is required to respond to substantive comments received during the comment period that pertain to the environmental consequences discussed in the SDEIS and applicable laws, regulations, and policies considered in making the decision. Substantive comments are defined as ‘‘comments within the scope of the proposed action, specific to the proposed action, and have a direct relationship to the proposed action, and include supporting reasons for the responsible official to consider’’ (36 CFR 215.2). Submission of substantive comments is a prerequisite for eligibility to appeal under the 36 CFR part 215 regulations. The Forest Service believes, at this early stage, it is important to give reviewers notice of several court rulings related to public participation in the environmental review process. First, reviewers of an SDEIS must structure their participation in the environmental review of the proposal so that it is meaningful and alerts an agency to the reviewer’s position and contentions. Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corp. v. NRDC, 435 U.S. 519, 553 (1978). Also, VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:17 Jan 20, 2010 Jkt 220001 environmental objections that could be raised at the SDEIS stage but that are not raised until after completion of the final environmental impact statement may be waived or dismissed by the courts. City of Angoon v. Hodel, 803 F.2d 1016, 1022 (9th Cir. 1986) and Wisconsin Heritages, Inc. v. Harris, 490 F. Supp. 1334, 1338 (E.D. Wis. 1980). Because of these court rulings, it is very important that those interested in this proposed action participate by the close of the 45day comment period so that substantive comments and objections are made available to the Forest Service at a time when it can meaningfully consider them and respond to them in the Final Environmental Impact Statement. To assist the Forest Service in identifying and considering issues and concerns on the proposed action, comments on the SDEIS should be as specific as possible. It is also helpful if comments refer to specific pages or chapters of the SDEIS. Comments may also address the adequacy of the SDEIS or the merits of the alternatives formulated and discussed in the statement. Reviewers may wish to refer to the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations for implementing the procedural provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act at 40 CFR 1503.3 in addressing these points. Comments received, including the names and addresses of those who comment, will be considered part of the public record on this proposal and will be available for public inspection. (Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7 and 1508.22; Forest Service Handbook 1909.15, Section 21). Dated: January 13, 2010. Tom Quinn, Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 2010–1035 Filed 1–20–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–M COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Nebraska Advisory Committee Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a planning meeting of the Nebraska Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene by conference call at 2:30 p.m. and adjourn at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 25, 2010. The purpose of this meeting is to provide SAC orientation and to plan future activities for the SAC project. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 3443 This meeting is available to the public through the following toll-free call-in number: (866) 364–7584, conference call access code number 49779430. Any interested member of the public may call this number and listen to the meeting. Callers can expect to incur charges for calls they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they initiate over land-line connections to the toll-free telephone number. Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–977– 8339 and providing the Service with the conference call number and contact name Farella E. Robinson. To ensure that the Commission secures an appropriate number of lines for the public, persons are asked to register by contacting Corrine Sanders of the Central Regional Office and TTY/ TDD telephone number, by 4 p.m. on February 22, 2010. Members of the public are entitled to submit written comments. The comments must be received in the regional office by March 25, 2010. The address is U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 400 State Avenue, Suite 908, Kansas City, Kansas 66101. Comments may be e-mailed to frobinson@usccr.gov. Records generated by this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Central Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Persons interested in the work of this advisory committee are advised to go to the Commission’s Web site, http:// www.usccr.gov, or to contact the Central Regional Office at the above e-mail or street address. The meeting will be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the Commission and FACA. Dated in Washington, DC, January 15, 2010. Peter Minarik, Acting Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit. [FR Doc. 2010–1060 Filed 1–20–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–01–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Sunshine Act Notice AGENCY: United States Commission on Civil Rights. ACTION: Notice of meeting. DATE AND TIME: Friday, January 29, 2010; 11:30 a.m. EST. E:\FR\FM\21JAN1.SGM 21JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 13 (Thursday, January 21, 2010)]
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COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS


Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Nebraska Advisory 
Committee

    Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and 
regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a planning meeting of 
the Nebraska Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene by 
conference call at 2:30 p.m. and adjourn at approximately 3:30 p.m. on 
Thursday, February 25, 2010. The purpose of this meeting is to provide 
SAC orientation and to plan future activities for the SAC project.
    This meeting is available to the public through the following toll-
free call-in number: (866) 364-7584, conference call access code number 
49779430. Any interested member of the public may call this number and 
listen to the meeting. Callers can expect to incur charges for calls 
they initiate over wireless lines, and the Commission will not refund 
any incurred charges. Callers will incur no charge for calls they 
initiate over land-line connections to the toll-free telephone number. 
Persons with hearing impairments may also follow the proceedings by 
first calling the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-977-8339 and providing 
the Service with the conference call number and contact name Farella E. 
Robinson.
    To ensure that the Commission secures an appropriate number of 
lines for the public, persons are asked to register by contacting 
Corrine Sanders of the Central Regional Office and TTY/TDD telephone 
number, by 4 p.m. on February 22, 2010.
    Members of the public are entitled to submit written comments. The 
comments must be received in the regional office by March 25, 2010. The 
address is U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 400 State Avenue, Suite 
908, Kansas City, Kansas 66101. Comments may be e-mailed to 
frobinson@usccr.gov. Records generated by this meeting may be inspected 
and reproduced at the Central Regional Office, as they become 
available, both before and after the meeting. Persons interested in the 
work of this advisory committee are advised to go to the Commission's 
Web site, http://www.usccr.gov, or to contact the Central Regional 
Office at the above e-mail or street address.
    The meeting will be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the 
rules and regulations of the Commission and FACA.

    Dated in Washington, DC, January 15, 2010.
Peter Minarik,
Acting Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit.
[FR Doc. 2010-1060 Filed 1-20-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6335-01-P