Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Utah Advisory Committee, 5943-5944 [2010-2525]

Download as PDF srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 24 / Friday, February 5, 2010 / Notices the open system roads approximately 14 miles are outside of the project planning area and represent haul routes to county roads. Closed system roads used for project activities would not be opened to the public. All system roads would remain the same after project implementation; open roads would remain opened, closed roads would continue to be closed, and seasonally open roads would continue with that designation. Approximately 0.25 miles of new road construction would occur to access an activity unit and be used for future access for vegetation and fuels treatments. This new construction would become a closed system road after project use. Approximately 0.20 miles of temporary road construction would occur and would be decommissioned after project activity use. Normal routine road maintenance would occur. Danger Tree Removal—Danger trees would be felled and removed along all previously described haul routes used for timber sale activity. If considered economically feasible, they would be sold as part of a timber sale. Danger trees within Riparian Habitat Conservation Areas (RHCAs) would not be removed; they would be cut and left to provide additional coarse woody debris. Landscape Prescribed Fire— Landscape prescribed fire would occur across approximately 8,000 acres within the Grande Ronde River canyon. No timber harvest or mechanical fuel treatments would occur in these canyons. This treatment would reintroduce fire to a fire-dependent ecosystem blackening about 60 percent of the area to lessen the impact of a future uncharacteristic wildfire and improve forage quality for big game. In the majority of the project area, fire intensities would be kept low by keeping fire out of the overstory and burning mainly surface fuels. This activity would occur in almost all of the acres of the Grande Ronde inventoried roadless area (IRA) that are within the project planning area. Hardwood Restoration—Twenty-three hardwood sites (aspen, black cottonwood, and mountain mahogany) totaling about 115 acres are proposed for treatment that includes release from conifers and fencing of these sites. Reduction of conifer competition in some aspen stands would be achieved by girdling trees or cutting and leaving the trees on site. Most of these stands have only mature or over-mature hardwood trees with little or no regeneration, or regeneration that is being severely browsed. Fencing would occur at these 23 hardwood sites. VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:26 Feb 04, 2010 Jkt 220001 Meadow Restoration—An estimated 275 acres of dry meadows would be treated to reduce conifer encroachment. Trees less than or equal to 6 inches DBH would be cut by hand followed by a prescribed underburn through the grass. Non-commercial Thinning—This activity would cut excess trees that are less than 6 inches DBH on approximately 1,900 acres. Some units may have special conditions where trees up to 9 inches DBH would be cut. Either manual or mechanical methods would be use. Forest Plan Amendment—In order to manage aspen stands in the project planning area, the Forest Plan would be amended to reallocate acres in management area allocations of D2– Research Natural Area, E2–Timber and Big Game, and A9–Special Interest Area. Elk Flats Meadow (D2), which is currently a proposed candidate for designation as a Research Natural Area (RNA), would be reallocated to management area A9–Special Interest Area in order to allow vegetation management, including cutting of trees, to maintain or enhance existing aspen and encourage aspen regeneration. In summary, approximately 70 acres of management area D2 (Elk Flats Meadow) would become management area A9; approximately 30 acres of management area E2 would become management area A9, and approximately 10 acres of management area D2 would become management area E2. This amendment would remain in effect until the current Forest Plan is revised. Possible Alternatives—An alternative that would have fewer impacts on elk cover and/or old forest habitat was identified for this project. Commercial harvest would occur on approximately 1,300 acres using the same silviculture prescriptions and harvest methods. No timber harvest would occur in old forest stands or in areas of satisfactory cover. All other activities would remain the same but would occur on fewer acres. Another alternative identified would be to take no action at this time in the project planning area. Responsible Official Kevin Martin, Forest Supervisor, Umatilla National Forest, 2517 S.W. Hailey Avenue, Pendleton, Oregon 97801. Nature of Decision To Be Made The decision to be made is whether to approve the proposed action or any alternative way to achieve the desired outcome. A Forest Plan amendment is proposed. PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5943 Scoping Process This notice of intent initiates the development of an EIS for the Cobbler II project and seeks any additional scoping comments not previously submitted. The comment period begins on the date of publication of this notice of intent and ends on February 26, 2010. It is important that reviewers provide their comments at such times and in such a manner that they are useful to the agency’s preparation of the environmental impact statement. Therefore, comments should be provided prior to the close of the comment period and should clearly articulate the reviewer’s concerns and comments. The submission of timely and specific comments can affect a reviewer’s ability to participate in subsequent administrative appeal or judicial review. Comments received in response to this solicitation, including names and addresses of those who comment will be part of the public record for this proposed action. Comments submitted anonymously will be accepted and considered; however, anonymous comments will not provide the respondent with standing to participate in subsequent administrative appeal or judicial review. Dated: February 1, 2010. Kevin Martin, Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 2010–2505 Filed 2–4–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Utah Advisory Committee Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and the regulations of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a meeting of the Utah Advisory Committee will convene at 5:30 p.m. and adjourn at 8 p.m. (MST) on Thursday, February 25, 2010 at the 451 South State Street, Salt Lake City, UT 84111. The purpose of the meeting is for the committee to discuss recent Commission and regional activities, discuss current civil rights issues in the state and plan future activities. The Committee will also be briefed on education issues affecting minority students as it prepares to select a project topic. Members of the public are entitled to submit written comments; the comments must be received in the regional office by March 25, 2010. The E:\FR\FM\05FEN1.SGM 05FEN1 5944 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 24 / Friday, February 5, 2010 / Notices address is Rocky Mountain Regional Office, 1961 Stout Street, Suite 240, Denver, CO 80294. Persons wishing to e-mail their comments, or who desire additional information should contact Malee Craft, Regional Director, at 303– 866–1040 or by e-mail to: mcraft@usccr.gov. Hearing-impaired persons who will attend the meeting and require the services of a sign language interpreter should contact the Regional Office at least ten (10) working days before the scheduled date of the meeting. The meeting will be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the Commission and FACA. Dated in Washington, DC, February 2, 2010. Peter Minarik, Acting Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit. should contact the Regional Office at least ten (10) working days before the scheduled date of the meeting. Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Rocky Mountain 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 Rocky Mountain Regional Office at the above email or street address. The meeting will be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the Commission and FACA. Dated at Washington, DC, February 2, 2010. Peter Minarik, Acting Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit. [FR Doc. 2010–2526 Filed 2–4–10; 8:45 am] [FR Doc. 2010–2525 Filed 2–4–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6335–02–P BILLING CODE 6335–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Wyoming 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 regulations of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a meeting of the Wyoming Advisory Committee will convene at 10 a.m. and adjourn at 12 p.m. (MST) on Saturday, February 27, 2010, at Holland Hart LLP, 2515 Warren Avenue, Suite 450, Cheyenne, WY 82003. The purpose of the meeting is to brief the committee on civil rights issues and the state of civil rights in Wyoming. Briefings will be conducted by a professor in the education department of the University of Wyoming and the president of the NAACP–Cheyenne Chapter. The committee will discuss recent Commission and regional activities, and plan future activities. Members of the public are entitled to submit written comments; the comments must be received in the Rocky Mountain Regional Office by March 27, 2010. The address is 1961 Stout Street, Suite 240, Denver, CO 80294. Persons wishing to email their comments, or to present their comments verbally at the meeting, or who desire additional information should contact the regional office at (303) 866–1040 or ebohor@usccr.gov. Hearing-impaired persons who will attend the meeting and require the services of a sign language interpreter VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:26 Feb 04, 2010 Jkt 220001 Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: International Trade Administration. Title: Procedures for Importation of Supplies for Use in Emergency Relief Work. Form Number(s): N/A. OMB Control Number: 0625–0256. Type of Request: Regular submission. Burden Hours: 10. Number of Respondents: 5. Average Hours per Response: 2. Needs and Uses: The regulations (19 CFR 358.101–104) provide procedures for requesting the Secretary of Commerce to permit the importation of supplies, such as food, clothing, medical, surgical, and other supplies (such as building materials), for use in emergency relief work free of antidumping and countervailing duties. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: On occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: Wendy Liberante, (202) 395–3647. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0266, Department of PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Commerce, Room 6625, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to Wendy Liberante, OMB Desk Officer, Fax number (202) 395–5167 or via the Internet at Wendy_L._Liberante@omb.eop.gov. Dated: February 2, 2010. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–2512 Filed 2–4–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request The Department of Commerce will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for clearance the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). Agency: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Title: Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and Examiner Applications. OMB Control Number: 0693–0006. Form Number(s): None. Type of Request: Regular submission. Number of Respondents: 900 (100— Awards; 800—Examiners). Average Hours per Response: Award application, 74 hours; Examiner Application, 1 hour. Burden Hours: 8,200. Needs and Uses: Public Law 100–107, the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Improvement Act of 1987, established an annual U.S. National Quality Award. The Secretary of Commerce leads, and NIST develops and manages the Award in corporation with the private sector. The purposes of the Award are to promote competitiveness and quality awareness, recognize the performance achievements of the U.S. companies, and to share successful strategies and practices. The law explicitly states that ‘‘An origination may qualify for an award only if it permits a rigorous evaluation of the way in which its business and other operations have contributed to improvements in quality.’’ The collection of the information required of the Award and Examiner applicants make it possible for NIST to evaluate the applications, E:\FR\FM\05FEN1.SGM 05FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 24 (Friday, February 5, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 5943-5944]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS


Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Utah Advisory 
Committee

    Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and 
regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and the regulations 
of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a meeting of the 
Utah Advisory Committee will convene at 5:30 p.m. and adjourn at 8 p.m. 
(MST) on Thursday, February 25, 2010 at the 451 South State Street, 
Salt Lake City, UT 84111. The purpose of the meeting is for the 
committee to discuss recent Commission and regional activities, discuss 
current civil rights issues in the state and plan future activities. 
The Committee will also be briefed on education issues affecting 
minority students as it prepares to select a project topic.
    Members of the public are entitled to submit written comments; the 
comments must be received in the regional office by March 25, 2010. The

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address is Rocky Mountain Regional Office, 1961 Stout Street, Suite 
240, Denver, CO 80294. Persons wishing to e-mail their comments, or who 
desire additional information should contact Malee Craft, Regional 
Director, at 303-866-1040 or by e-mail to: mcraft@usccr.gov.
    Hearing-impaired persons who will attend the meeting and require 
the services of a sign language interpreter should contact the Regional 
Office at least ten (10) working days before the scheduled date of the 
meeting.
    The meeting will be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the 
rules and regulations of the Commission and FACA.

    Dated in Washington, DC, February 2, 2010.
Peter Minarik,
Acting Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit.
[FR Doc. 2010-2525 Filed 2-4-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 6335-01-P