Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Oxford Slough Waterfowl Production Area, ID, 35829-35831 [2010-15201]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 120 / Wednesday, June 23, 2010 / Notices Total Estimated Burden Hours: 3,440. Status: Reinstatement, with change, of previously approved collection. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 35, as amended. Dated: June 15, 2010. Leroy McKinney, Jr., Departmental Reports Management Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–15094 Filed 6–22–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. 5378–N–02] Notice of Proposed Information Collection, Comment Request; Economic Opportunities for Low- and Very Low-Income Persons Office of the Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, HUD. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The proposed information collection requirement concerning the Section 3 program will be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act. The Department is soliciting public comments on the subject proposal. DATES: Comments Due Date: August 23, 2010. ADDRESSES: Interested persons are invited to submit comments regarding this proposal. Comments should refer to the proposal by name and/or OMB Control Number and should be sent to: Leroy McKinney, Departmental Paperwork Reduction Act Compliance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 4178, Washington, DC 20410. Telephone number (202) 402– 5564. SUMMARY: mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Staci Gilliam, Director, Economic Opportunity Division, Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity, Department of Housing and Urban Development, 451 7th Street, SW., Room 5234, Washington, DC 20410, telephone (202) 402–3468. (This is not a toll-free number.) Hearing or speechimpaired individuals may access this number TTY by calling the toll-free Federal Information Relay Service at 1– 800–877–8399. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Department is submitting the proposed information collection to OMB for VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:17 Jun 22, 2010 Jkt 220001 review, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 34, as amended). This Notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information to: (1) Enhance the Section 3 Program, (2) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (3) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who respond; including the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Title of Proposal: Economic Opportunity for Low-and Very LowIncome Persons. Office: Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity. OMB Control Number: 2529–0043. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: A. The Section 3 Summary Report (Revised HUD form 60002) The information will be used by the Department to monitor program recipients’ compliance with the requirements of Section 3 of the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968. HUD Headquarters will use the information to assess the results of the Department’s efforts to meet the statutory objectives of Section 3. The data collected will be used by recipients as a self-monitoring tool. If the information is used, it will be used to prepare the mandatory reports to Congress assessing the effectiveness of Section 3. B. The Section 3 Summary Report (HUD form 60002B) The information on this form will be used by grantees to list additional properties, activities or contracts involving covered funds expended during the reporting period. C. Complaint Register HUD Form 958 (Revised) The information will be used in order to respond to and investigate complaints filed alleging noncompliance with Section 3. HUD staff will use this form to respond to investigate complaints filed. Agency form numbers, if applicable: Form HUD 60002 Revised, HUD 958 Revised, and HUD form 60002–B. Members of affected public: State and local governments agencies, public and private non-profit organizations, lowand very low-income residents, Public Housing Authorities or other public entities. PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 35829 Estimation of the total numbers of hours needed to prepare the information collection including number of respondents, frequency of response, and hours of response: On an annual basis approximately 5,500 respondents (HUD recipients) will submit for HUD 60002 to HUD. It is estimated that four hours per annual reporting period will be required of the recipients to prepare the Section 3 report for a total of 22,000 hours. Status of the proposed information collection: Reinstatement of a currently approved collection of information from HUD recipients. Authority: The Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended. Dated: June 16, 2010. Staci Gilliam Hampton, Director, Economic Opportunity Division. [FR Doc. 2010–15096 Filed 6–22–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R1–R–2010–N084; 10137–1265–0000] Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Oxford Slough Waterfowl Production Area, ID AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Intent to prepare a Comprehensive Conservation Plan and Environmental Assessment; request for comments. SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), intend to prepare a Comprehensive Conservation Plan (CCP) and associated National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents for Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge (NWR, Refuge), 7 miles south of Montpelier, Idaho, the Refugemanaged Thomas Fork Unit (Unit) in Montpelier, and the Oxford Slough Waterfowl Production Area (WPA) in Oxford, Idaho. We are providing 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. DATES: To ensure consideration, we must receive your written comments by July 23, 2010. We will announce opportunities for public input in local news media throughout the CCP planning process. ADDRESSES: Send your comments or requests for more information by any of the following methods: E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1 35830 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 120 / Wednesday, June 23, 2010 / Notices E-mail: annette_deknijf@fws.gov. Include ‘‘Bear Lake CCP EA’’ in the subject line of the message. Fax: Attn: Annette de Knijf, 208–847– 1319. U.S. Mail: Bear Lake NWR, Box 9, Montpelier, ID 83254. In-Person Drop-off: You may drop off comments during regular business hours at Refuge Headquarters at 370 Webster St., Montpelier, ID. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Annette de Knijf, 208–847–1757. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Introduction With this notice, we initiate our process for developing a CCP for the Bear Lake NWR in Bear Lake County, and Oxford Slough WPA in Franklin and Bannock Counties, Idaho. 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 WPA, and (2) obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to consider in the environmental document and during development of the CCP. mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 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 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 specific purposes. We use these purposes as the foundation for developing and prioritizing the management of goals and objectives for each refuge within the National Wildlife Refuge System mission, and to VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:17 Jun 22, 2010 Jkt 220001 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 for the best possible conservation approach to this important wildlife habitat, while providing for wildlife-dependent recreational 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 Bear Lake NWR and Oxford Slough WPA. We will conduct the Environmental Assessment (EA) of this project 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. Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge Bear Lake NWR was established in 1968 and is located in Bear Lake County, near the community of Montpelier, in southeast Idaho. The Refuge lies in Bear Lake Valley at approximately 5,925 feet in elevation in the historic location of the Dingle Swamp. The Thomas Fork Unit is a 1015-acre tract of land managed by the Refuge and situated at an elevation of 6,060 feet, approximately 20 miles east of Montpelier, Idaho, along U.S. Hwy. 30, near Border, Wyoming, The Unit’s eastern boundary is the Wyoming State line. The Refuge is composed of an 18,000acre emergent marsh, 1,600 acres of uplands, and 5 miles of riparian streams. Approximately 100 species of migratory birds nest at Bear Lake NWR, including large concentrations of colonial waterbirds, and many other species of wildlife utilize the Refuge during various periods of the year. In the early 1900s, the Telluride Canal Company substantially modified the natural hydrology of the former Dingle Swamp by diverting the Bear River to flow into Bear Lake for irrigation storage. The indirect effects were numerous and significantly altered the hydrology and ecological processes of the Bear Lake Watershed. Oxford Slough Waterfowl Production Area Oxford Slough is the Service’s only waterfowl production area in the PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Service’s northwest region. It is located 10 miles north of Preston, Idaho, abutting the small town of Oxford. Oxford Slough, situated in the Cache Valley, is the drainage for Oxford and Deep Creeks as well as other streams and creeks in the surrounding mountain ranges. The Oxford Slough WPA provides valuable foraging habitat for species such as cranes, geese, Franklin’s gulls, and white-faced ibis, and nesting habitat for many shorebird species. Scoping: Preliminary Issues, Concerns, and Opportunities We have identified preliminary issues, concerns, and opportunities that we may address in the CCP. We have briefly summarized these issues below. During public scoping, we may identify additional issues. At Bear Lake NWR, Oxford Slough WPA, and the Thomas Fork Unit, the Service will evaluate: (1) Water management schedules to improve Refuge wildlife habitats and values; (2) How the Service can protect and improve the quantity and quality of water for fish and wildlife resources; (3) Actions required to minimize disturbance within the Refuge to nesting and migrating waterbirds and wildlife; (4) How the Refuge can meet increasing demands for recreational opportunities and provide quality visitor services programs in consideration of wildlife disturbance issues; (5) The best means to attain productive deep marsh habitats for Refuge wildlife which match or mimic the natural and historic vegetative composition and open water interspersion of the Bear Lake Watershed; (6) What can be done to prevent the introduction and dispersal of invasive plants and animals and facilitate their removal from the Refuge; (7) The Refuge’s role in supporting native fish and riparian habitat restoration; (8) The restoration of native sagebrush habitats to support the longterm viability of native wildlife populations; (9) The most appropriate management techniques for the Refuge’s wet meadow and upland habitats to maximize habitat values for key wildlife species (e.g., sandhill cranes, Canada geese), while assuring other native wildlife cover and forage requirements are also satisfied; (10) How the Refuge can adaptively manage in response to predicted and unpredicted challenges faced by climate change; and (11) How the Refuge can most appropriately assess the efficacy of management actions at the appropriate spatial and temporal scale. E:\FR\FM\23JNN1.SGM 23JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 120 / Wednesday, June 23, 2010 / Notices Public Meetings It is expected that the meeting agenda will include policies, goals, and long-range plans. The meeting will be open, but subject to appointment and security clearance requirements. Clearance information, which includes full name, date of birth and Social Security number, must be received by July 6, 2010. Due to the present mail delays being experienced, clearance information should be faxed to (202) 619–6353 in order to assure receipt by deadline. Inquiries may be made by calling the Committee for the Preservation of the White House between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays at (202) 619–6344. Written comments may be sent to the Executive Secretary, Committee for the Preservation of the White House, 1100 Ohio Drive, SW., Washington, DC, 20242. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We will involve the public through open houses, informational and technical meetings, and written comments. We will release mailings, news releases, and announcements to provide information about opportunities for public involvement in the planning process. 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: May 17, 2010. Richard Hannan, Acting Regional Director, Region 1, Portland, Oregon. Dated: June 14, 2010. Ann Bowman Smith, Executive Secretary, Committee for the Preservation of the White House. [FR Doc. 2010–15098 Filed 6–22–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P [FR Doc. 2010–15201 Filed 6–22–10; 8:45 am] cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. 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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 120 (Wednesday, June 23, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35829-35831]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-15201]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R1-R-2010-N084; 10137-1265-0000]


Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge, Oxford Slough Waterfowl 
Production Area, ID

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Intent to prepare a Comprehensive Conservation Plan 
and Environmental Assessment; 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) and associated National 
Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents for Bear Lake National 
Wildlife Refuge (NWR, Refuge), 7 miles south of Montpelier, Idaho, the 
Refuge-managed Thomas Fork Unit (Unit) in Montpelier, and the Oxford 
Slough Waterfowl Production Area (WPA) in Oxford, Idaho. We are 
providing 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.

DATES: To ensure consideration, we must receive your written comments 
by July 23, 2010. We will announce opportunities for public input in 
local news media throughout the CCP planning process.

ADDRESSES: Send your comments or requests for more information by any 
of the following methods:

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    E-mail: annette_deknijf@fws.gov. Include ``Bear Lake CCP EA'' in 
the subject line of the message.
    Fax: Attn: Annette de Knijf, 208-847-1319.
    U.S. Mail: Bear Lake NWR, Box 9, Montpelier, ID 83254.
    In-Person Drop-off: You may drop off comments during regular 
business hours at Refuge Headquarters at 370 Webster St., Montpelier, 
ID.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Annette de Knijf, 208-847-1757.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Introduction

    With this notice, we initiate our process for developing a CCP for 
the Bear Lake NWR in Bear Lake County, and Oxford Slough WPA in 
Franklin and Bannock Counties, Idaho. 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 
WPA, and (2) obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues 
to consider in the environmental document and during development of the 
CCP.

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 of 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 
for the best possible conservation approach to this important wildlife 
habitat, while providing for wildlife-dependent recreational 
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 Bear Lake NWR and Oxford 
Slough WPA.
    We will conduct the Environmental Assessment (EA) of this project 
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.

Bear Lake National Wildlife Refuge

    Bear Lake NWR was established in 1968 and is located in Bear Lake 
County, near the community of Montpelier, in southeast Idaho. The 
Refuge lies in Bear Lake Valley at approximately 5,925 feet in 
elevation in the historic location of the Dingle Swamp. The Thomas Fork 
Unit is a 1015-acre tract of land managed by the Refuge and situated at 
an elevation of 6,060 feet, approximately 20 miles east of Montpelier, 
Idaho, along U.S. Hwy. 30, near Border, Wyoming, The Unit's eastern 
boundary is the Wyoming State line.
    The Refuge is composed of an 18,000-acre emergent marsh, 1,600 
acres of uplands, and 5 miles of riparian streams. Approximately 100 
species of migratory birds nest at Bear Lake NWR, including large 
concentrations of colonial waterbirds, and many other species of 
wildlife utilize the Refuge during various periods of the year. In the 
early 1900s, the Telluride Canal Company substantially modified the 
natural hydrology of the former Dingle Swamp by diverting the Bear 
River to flow into Bear Lake for irrigation storage. The indirect 
effects were numerous and significantly altered the hydrology and 
ecological processes of the Bear Lake Watershed.

Oxford Slough Waterfowl Production Area

    Oxford Slough is the Service's only waterfowl production area in 
the Service's northwest region. It is located 10 miles north of 
Preston, Idaho, abutting the small town of Oxford. Oxford Slough, 
situated in the Cache Valley, is the drainage for Oxford and Deep 
Creeks as well as other streams and creeks in the surrounding mountain 
ranges. The Oxford Slough WPA provides valuable foraging habitat for 
species such as cranes, geese, Franklin's gulls, and white-faced ibis, 
and nesting habitat for many shorebird species.

Scoping: Preliminary Issues, Concerns, and Opportunities

    We have identified preliminary issues, concerns, and opportunities 
that we may address in the CCP. We have briefly summarized these issues 
below. During public scoping, we may identify additional issues.
    At Bear Lake NWR, Oxford Slough WPA, and the Thomas Fork Unit, the 
Service will evaluate: (1) Water management schedules to improve Refuge 
wildlife habitats and values; (2) How the Service can protect and 
improve the quantity and quality of water for fish and wildlife 
resources; (3) Actions required to minimize disturbance within the 
Refuge to nesting and migrating waterbirds and wildlife; (4) How the 
Refuge can meet increasing demands for recreational opportunities and 
provide quality visitor services programs in consideration of wildlife 
disturbance issues; (5) The best means to attain productive deep marsh 
habitats for Refuge wildlife which match or mimic the natural and 
historic vegetative composition and open water interspersion of the 
Bear Lake Watershed; (6) What can be done to prevent the introduction 
and dispersal of invasive plants and animals and facilitate their 
removal from the Refuge; (7) The Refuge's role in supporting native 
fish and riparian habitat restoration; (8) The restoration of native 
sagebrush habitats to support the long-term viability of native 
wildlife populations; (9) The most appropriate management techniques 
for the Refuge's wet meadow and upland habitats to maximize habitat 
values for key wildlife species (e.g., sandhill cranes, Canada geese), 
while assuring other native wildlife cover and forage requirements are 
also satisfied; (10) How the Refuge can adaptively manage in response 
to predicted and unpredicted challenges faced by climate change; and 
(11) How the Refuge can most appropriately assess the efficacy of 
management actions at the appropriate spatial and temporal scale.

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Public Meetings

    We will involve the public through open houses, informational and 
technical meetings, and written comments. We will release mailings, 
news releases, and announcements to provide information about 
opportunities for public involvement in the planning process.

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: May 17, 2010.
Richard Hannan,
Acting Regional Director, Region 1, Portland, Oregon.
[FR Doc. 2010-15201 Filed 6-22-10; 8:45 am]
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