Reopening the Call for Nominations for Certain Resource Advisory Councils, 37459-37460 [2010-15775]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES4 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 124 / Tuesday, June 29, 2010 / Notices the agency; (2) the accuracy of the agency’s burden estimates; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information collections; and (4) ways to minimize the information collection burden on respondents, such as use of automated means of collection of the information. A summary of the public comments will accompany OSM’s submissions of the information collection requests to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). 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. This notice provides the public with 60 days in which to comment on the following information collection activities: Title: 30 CFR 764—State Processes for Designating Areas Unsuitable for Surface Coal Mining Operations. OMB Control Number: 1029–0030. Summary: This part implements the requirement of section 522 of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA), Public Law 95–87, which provides authority for citizens to petition States to designate lands unsuitable for surface coal mining operations, or to terminate such designation. The regulatory authority uses the information to identify, locate, compare and evaluate the area requested to be designated as unsuitable, or terminate the designation, for surface coal mining operations. Bureau Form Number: None. Frequency of Collection: Once. Description of Respondents: Individuals, groups or businesses that petition the States, and the State regulatory authorities that must process the petitions. Total Annual Respondents: 3. Total Annual Burden Hours: 4,920. Total Annual Non-wage Costs: $150. Title: 30 CFR 822—Special Permanent Program Performance Standards— Operations in Alluvial Valley Floors. OMB Control Number: 1029–0049. Summary: Sections 510(b)(5) and 515(b)(10)(F) of the Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Act of 1977 (the Act) protect alluvial valley floors from the adverse effects of surface coal mining operations west of the 100th meridian. Part 822 requires the permittee to install, maintain, and operate a monitoring system in order to provide VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:55 Jun 28, 2010 Jkt 220001 specific protection for alluvial valley floors. This information is necessary to determine whether the unique hydrologic conditions of alluvial valley floors are protected according to the Act. Bureau Form Number: None. Frequency of Collection: Annually. Description of Respondents: 21 coal mining operators who operate on alluvial valley floors and the State regulatory authorities. Total Annual Responses: 42. Total Annual Burden Hours: 2,300. Total Annual Non-wage Costs: $0. Dated: June 21, 2010. John R. Craynon, Chief, Division of Regulatory Support. [FR Doc. 2010–15564 Filed 6–28–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWO620000.L18200000.XH0000] Reopening the Call for Nominations for Certain Resource Advisory Councils AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to reopen the nomination period for certain Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Resource Advisory Councils (RAC). The RACs provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on land use planning and management of the National System of Public Lands within their geographic areas. DATES: All nominations must be received no later than July 29, 2010. ADDRESSES: See ‘‘SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION’’ for the address of BLM offices accepting nominations. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allison Sandoval, Bureau of Land Management, Correspondence, International, and Advisory Committee Office, 1849 C Street, NW., MS–401 LS, Washington, DC 20240; (202) 912–7434. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA) (43 U.S.C. 1739) directs the Secretary of the Interior (Secretary) to involve the public in planning and issues related to management of lands administered by the BLM. Section 309 of FLPMA directs the Secretary to establish 10- to 15member citizen-based advisory councils that are consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). The rules governing RACs are found at 43 CFR subpart 1784. As required by PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 37459 FACA, RAC membership must be balanced and representative of the various interests concerned with the management of the public lands. These include three categories: Category One—Holders of Federal grazing permits and representatives of organizations associated with energy and mineral development, timber industry, transportation or rights-ofway, developed outdoor recreation, offhighway vehicle use, and commercial recreation; Category Two—Representatives of nationally or regionally recognized environmental organizations, archaeological and historic organizations, dispersed recreation activities, and wild horse and burro organizations; and Category Three—Representatives of state, county, or local elected office; representatives and employees of a state agency responsible for management of natural resources; representatives of Indian tribes within or adjacent to the area for which the council is organized; representatives of academia who are employed in natural sciences; and the public-at-large. Individuals may nominate themselves or others. Nominees must be residents of the state in which the RAC has jurisdiction. The BLM will evaluate nominees based on their education, training, experience, and knowledge of the geographical area of the RAC. Nominees should demonstrate a commitment to collaborative resource decision-making. The Obama Administration prohibits individuals who are currently federally registered lobbyists to serve on all FACA and nonFACA boards, committees, or councils. The following must accompany all nominations: —Letters of reference from represented interests or organizations; —A completed background information nomination form; and —Any other information that addresses the nominee’s qualifications. Simultaneous with this notice, BLM state offices will issue press releases providing additional information for submitting nominations, with specifics about the number and categories of member positions available for each RAC in the state. If you have already submitted your nomination materials for 2010 you will not need to resubmit. Nominations for RACs should be sent to the appropriate BLM offices listed below: E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1 37460 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 124 / Tuesday, June 29, 2010 / Notices Alaska Oregon/Washington Alaska RAC Eastern Washington RAC; John DaySnake RAC; Southeast Oregon RAC Pam Robbins, Oregon State Office, BLM, 333 SW First Avenue, P.O. Box 2965, Portland, Oregon 97204, (503) 808–6306. Ruth McCoard, Alaska State Office, BLM, 222 West 7th Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513, (970) 271– 3322; Alternate: Pam Eldridge, (970) 271– 5555. Arizona Arizona RAC Deborah Stevens, Arizona State Office, BLM, One North Central Avenue, Suite 800, Phoenix, Arizona 85004, (602) 417–9215. California Central California RAC Utah Utah RAC Sherry Foot, Utah State Office, BLM, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, P.O. Box 45155, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101, (801) 539–4195. Certification Statement: I hereby certify that the BLM Resource Advisory Councils are necessary and in the public interest in connection with the Secretary’s responsibilities to manage the lands, resources, and facilities administered by the BLM. David Christy, Mother Lode Field Office, BLM, 5152 Hillsdale Circle, El Dorado Hills, California 95762, (916) 941–3146. Robert V. Abbey, Director. Northeastern California RAC [FR Doc. 2010–15775 Filed 6–28–10; 8:45 am] Jeff Fontana, Eagle Lake Field Office, BLM, 2950 Riverside Drive, Susanville, California 96130, (530) 252–5332. BILLING CODE 4310–84–P Northwestern California RAC Fish and Wildlife Service Jeff Fontana, Eagle Lake Field Office, BLM, 2950 Riverside Drive, Susanville, California 96130, (530) 252–5332. Idaho Boise District RAC MJ Byrne, Boise District Office, BLM, 3948 Development Avenue, Boise, Idaho 83705, (208) 384–3393. Twin Falls District RAC Heather Tiel-Nelson, Twin Falls District Office, BLM, 2536 Kimberly Road, Twin Falls, Idaho 83301, (208) 736–2352. Dakotas RAC Lonny Bagley, North Dakota Field Office, BLM, 99 23rd Avenue West, Suite A, Dickinson, North Dakota 58601, (701) 227–7703. emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES4 Eastern Montana RAC Mark Jacobsen, Miles City Field Office, BLM, 111 Garryowen Road, Miles City, Montana 59301, (406) 233– 2800. Nevada Sierra-Front Northwestern Great Basin RAC Rochelle Francisco, Nevada State Office, BLM, 1340 Financial Boulevard, Reno, Nevada 89502, (775) 861–6588. 19:55 Jun 28, 2010 Jkt 220001 [FWS–R1–ES–2010–N072; 10120–1113– 0000–C2] Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Recovery Plan for the Prairie Species of Western Oregon and Southwestern Washington AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of document availability. We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce the availability of the approved Recovery Plan for the Prairie Species of Western Oregon and Southwestern Washington. The recovery plan addresses three endangered and three threatened species. This plan includes recovery objectives and criteria, and specific recovery actions necessary to achieve downlisting and delisting of the species, and their removal from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants. The plan also supplements the existing recovery plan for one threatened species, providing recommendations for reintroducing it to its historical range. ADDRESSES: An electronic copy of the recovery plan is available at http:// endangered.fws.gov/recovery/ index.html#plans. Copies of the recovery plan are also available by request from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Oregon Fish and Wildlife SUMMARY: Montana and Dakotas VerDate Mar<15>2010 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Office, 2600 SE 98th Avenue, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97266 (phone: 503–231– 6179). Printed copies of the recovery plan will be available for distribution within 4 to 6 weeks. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cat Brown, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, at the above Portland address and telephone number. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We announce the availability of the approved Recovery Plan (plan) for the Prairie Species of Western Oregon and Southwestern Washington. The plan addresses three endangered and three threatened species, and includes recovery objectives and criteria, and specific recovery actions necessary to achieve downlisting and delisting of the species and their removal from the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants. The plan also supplements the existing recovery plan for one of the included threatened species, Castilleja levisecta, providing recommendations for reintroducing it to its historical range in the Willamette Valley. The recovery plan addresses the following three species listed as endangered: Fender’s blue butterfly (Icaricia icairoides fenderi), Erigeron decumbens var. decumbens (Willamette daisy), and Lomatium bradshawii (Bradshaw’s lomatium). The plan addresses the following three threatened species: Lupinus sulphureus ssp. kincaidii (Kincaid’s lupine), Sidalcea nelsoniana (Nelson’s checker-mallow), and Castilleja levisecta (golden paintbrush). Background Recovery of endangered or threatened animals and plants is the primary goal of the Endangered Species Act (Act) (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and our endangered species program. Recovery means improvement of the status of listed species to the point at which listing is no longer required under the criteria set out in section 4(a)(1) of the Act and its implementing regulations at 50 CFR 424. Recovery plans describe actions considered necessary for the conservation of listed species, establish criteria for downlisting or delisting species, and estimate time and cost for implementing the measures needed for recovery. The Act requires the development of recovery plans for endangered or threatened species unless such a plan would not promote the conservation of the species. Section 4(f) of the Act requires public notice, and an opportunity for public review and comment, during recovery plan E:\FR\FM\29JNN1.SGM 29JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLWO620000.L18200000.XH0000]


Reopening the Call for Nominations for Certain Resource Advisory 
Councils

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to reopen the nomination period 
for certain Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Resource Advisory Councils 
(RAC). The RACs provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on land 
use planning and management of the National System of Public Lands 
within their geographic areas.

DATES: All nominations must be received no later than July 29, 2010.

ADDRESSES: See ``SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION'' for the address of BLM 
offices accepting nominations.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Allison Sandoval, Bureau of Land 
Management, Correspondence, International, and Advisory Committee 
Office, 1849 C Street, NW., MS-401 LS, Washington, DC 20240; (202) 912-
7434.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
of 1976 (FLPMA) (43 U.S.C. 1739) directs the Secretary of the Interior 
(Secretary) to involve the public in planning and issues related to 
management of lands administered by the BLM. Section 309 of FLPMA 
directs the Secretary to establish 10- to 15-member citizen-based 
advisory councils that are consistent with the Federal Advisory 
Committee Act (FACA). The rules governing RACs are found at 43 CFR 
subpart 1784. As required by FACA, RAC membership must be balanced and 
representative of the various interests concerned with the management 
of the public lands. These include three categories:
    Category One--Holders of Federal grazing permits and 
representatives of organizations associated with energy and mineral 
development, timber industry, transportation or rights-of-way, 
developed outdoor recreation, off-highway vehicle use, and commercial 
recreation;
    Category Two--Representatives of nationally or regionally 
recognized environmental organizations, archaeological and historic 
organizations, dispersed recreation activities, and wild horse and 
burro organizations; and
    Category Three--Representatives of state, county, or local elected 
office; representatives and employees of a state agency responsible for 
management of natural resources; representatives of Indian tribes 
within or adjacent to the area for which the council is organized; 
representatives of academia who are employed in natural sciences; and 
the public-at-large.
    Individuals may nominate themselves or others. Nominees must be 
residents of the state in which the RAC has jurisdiction. The BLM will 
evaluate nominees based on their education, training, experience, and 
knowledge of the geographical area of the RAC. Nominees should 
demonstrate a commitment to collaborative resource decision-making. The 
Obama Administration prohibits individuals who are currently federally 
registered lobbyists to serve on all FACA and non-FACA boards, 
committees, or councils. The following must accompany all nominations:

--Letters of reference from represented interests or organizations;
--A completed background information nomination form; and
--Any other information that addresses the nominee's qualifications.

    Simultaneous with this notice, BLM state offices will issue press 
releases providing additional information for submitting nominations, 
with specifics about the number and categories of member positions 
available for each RAC in the state. If you have already submitted your 
nomination materials for 2010 you will not need to resubmit. 
Nominations for RACs should be sent to the appropriate BLM offices 
listed below:

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Alaska

Alaska RAC

    Ruth McCoard, Alaska State Office, BLM, 222 West 7th Avenue, 
13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513, (970) 271-3322;
    Alternate: Pam Eldridge, (970) 271-5555.

Arizona

Arizona RAC

    Deborah Stevens, Arizona State Office, BLM, One North Central 
Avenue, Suite 800, Phoenix, Arizona 85004, (602) 417-9215.

California

Central California RAC

    David Christy, Mother Lode Field Office, BLM, 5152 Hillsdale 
Circle, El Dorado Hills, California 95762, (916) 941-3146.

Northeastern California RAC

    Jeff Fontana, Eagle Lake Field Office, BLM, 2950 Riverside Drive, 
Susanville, California 96130, (530) 252-5332.

Northwestern California RAC

    Jeff Fontana, Eagle Lake Field Office, BLM, 2950 Riverside Drive, 
Susanville, California 96130, (530) 252-5332.

Idaho

Boise District RAC

    MJ Byrne, Boise District Office, BLM, 3948 Development Avenue, 
Boise, Idaho 83705, (208) 384-3393.

Twin Falls District RAC

    Heather Tiel-Nelson, Twin Falls District Office, BLM, 2536 Kimberly 
Road, Twin Falls, Idaho 83301, (208) 736-2352.

Montana and Dakotas

Dakotas RAC

    Lonny Bagley, North Dakota Field Office, BLM, 99 23rd Avenue West, 
Suite A, Dickinson, North Dakota 58601, (701) 227-7703.

Eastern Montana RAC

    Mark Jacobsen, Miles City Field Office, BLM, 111 Garryowen Road, 
Miles City, Montana 59301, (406) 233-2800.

Nevada

Sierra-Front Northwestern Great Basin RAC

    Rochelle Francisco, Nevada State Office, BLM, 1340 Financial 
Boulevard, Reno, Nevada 89502, (775) 861-6588.

Oregon/Washington

Eastern Washington RAC; John Day-Snake RAC; Southeast Oregon RAC

    Pam Robbins, Oregon State Office, BLM, 333 SW First Avenue, P.O. 
Box 2965, Portland, Oregon 97204, (503) 808-6306.

Utah

Utah RAC

    Sherry Foot, Utah State Office, BLM, 440 West 200 South, Suite 500, 
P.O. Box 45155, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101, (801) 539-4195.
    Certification Statement: I hereby certify that the BLM Resource 
Advisory Councils are necessary and in the public interest in 
connection with the Secretary's responsibilities to manage the lands, 
resources, and facilities administered by the BLM.

Robert V. Abbey,
Director.
[FR Doc. 2010-15775 Filed 6-28-10; 8:45 am]
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