Wrangell-Petersburg Resource Advisory Committee, 64244-64245 [2010-26227]

Download as PDF 64244 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 201 / Tuesday, October 19, 2010 / Notices mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES was performed, and showed that the structure, composition, arrangement, and dynamics of the present vegetation indicate an area highly susceptible to experiencing severe fire events. A strong need for treatment exists. A community, important infrastructure and a major transportation corridor represent values that are at risk. The area’s infrastructure is located above, and in the path of major fire travel routes. The community is situated amongst vegetation that is poised to burn with severity. It is unlikely that high severity fire events can be stopped from occurring in fire regime 4; however, through the implementation of fuels reduction treatments property, infrastructure, and lives may be more effectively protected. Treatments resulting in modified fuel configurations in strategic locations can lessen the impacts of a major fire event to the people, infrastructure, and travel routes within Tollgate. The following project objectives were identified based on the intent of the 2004 Healthy Forest Restoration Act, the Umatilla County CWPP, and goals brought forth through public collaborative efforts: • Lower fire hazard, by reducing overall fuel load and reducing the vertical and horizontal continuity of fuels within the project planning area. • Improve protection to adjacent private lands and public/private infrastructure from a wildfire event. • Provide safe egress of local residents and safe ingress/egress for firefighters during wildfire events. • Effect immediate change in fire behavior within the Tollgate WUI by reducing fuels and creating strategic fuel breaks. Proposed Action The Forest Service proposes to conduct fuels reduction activities on approximately 4,400 acres within the Tollgate project planning area. Fuel reduction efforts would be implemented through the use of commercial timber harvest (3,050 acres) and noncommercial thinning (1,350 acres). Fuel reduction prescriptions include crown reduction, dead and down material removal, and ladder fuel reduction. The project also includes fuel reduction activities in three (3) Riparian Habitat Conservation Areas (RHCAs) of strategic importance. There are treatments proposed along Oregon State Highway 204, designed to improve the defensibility of this important travel corridor. Treatments are also proposed within the Lookingglass Inventoried Roadless Area (IRA). The proposed treatments are targeted on the edge of VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:24 Oct 18, 2010 Jkt 223001 IRA boundary where it coincides with private inholdings and Forest Road 6400. No actions are proposed within either the North Fork Umatilla Wilderness or Walla Walla River Inventoried Roadless Area. Responsible Official Walla Walla District Ranger. Nature of Decision To Be Made The responsible official will decide: (1) Whether fuels reduction activities should occur, and if so, how much, when and where. (2) What monitoring and mitigation measures should be taken or are needed. Scoping Process This notice of intent initiates the scoping process, which guides the development of the environmental impact statement. It is important that reviewers provide their comments at such times and in such 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 contentions. A public meeting will be held on Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 6 pm. The meeting will be held at the Tollgate Trailfinders Clubhouse located off OR Hwy. 204. The clubhouse is adjacent to the Tollgate store and across from the Tamarack Inn. All interested members of the public are welcome to attend. For more information about this meeting, please contact Kimpton Cooper using the contact information listed above. It should be noted that HFRA set up a pre-decisional objection process. Individual wishing to have standing to participate in the objection process must submit written comments either at this time (public scoping) or during the comment period for the Draft EIS. in Wrangell, Alaska. The committee is meeting as authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination Act (Pub. L. 10–343) and in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the meeting is to review project proposals and make project funding recommendations. The meeting will be held Friday, October 29th from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and on Saturday, October 30th from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. DATES: The meeting will be held at the James and Elsie Nolan Center in Wrangell, Alaska. Written comments should be sent to Christopher Savage, Petersburg District Ranger, P.O. Box 1328, Petersburg, Alaska 99833, or Robert Dalrymple, Wrangell District Ranger, P.O. Box 50, Wrangell, AK 99929. Comments may also be sent via e-mail to csavage@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 907–772–5995. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at the Petersburg Ranger District office at 12 North Nordic Drive or the Wrangell Ranger District office at 525 Bennett Street during regular office hours (Monday through Friday 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.). ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: [FR Doc. 2010–26223 Filed 10–18–10; 8:45 am] Christopher Savage, Petersburg District Ranger, P.O. Box 1328, Petersburg, Alaska 99833, phone (907) 772–3871, e-mail csavage@fs.fed.us, or Robert Dalrymple, Wrangell District Ranger, P.O. Box 51, Wrangell, AK 99929, phone (907) 874–2323, e-mail rdalrymple@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. BILLING CODE 3410–11–P SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: October 12, 2010. Michael Rassbach, District Ranger. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Wrangell-Petersburg Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Wrangell-Petersburg Resource Advisory Committee will meet SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The meeting is open to the public. The following business will be conducted: Evaluation of project proposals and recommendation of projects for funding. Persons who wish to bring related matters to the attention of the Committee may file written statements with the Committee staff before or after the meeting. A public input session will be provided beginning at 1 p.m. on October 29th and 8 a.m. on October 30th. E:\FR\FM\19OCN1.SGM 19OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 201 / Tuesday, October 19, 2010 / Notices Dated: October 12, 2010. Christopher S. Savage, District Ranger. [FR Doc. 2010–26227 Filed 10–18–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES 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 Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). Title: NTIA/FCC Web-Based Frequency Coordination System. OMB Control Number: 0660–0018. Agency Form Number: N/A. Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved information collection). Burden Hours: 750. Average Time per Response: 15 minutes. Number of Respondents: 3,000. Needs and Uses: The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) hosts a Webbased system that collects specific identification information (e.g., company name, location and projected range of the operation, etc.) from applicants seeking to operate in existing and planned radio frequency (RF) bands that are shared on a co-primary basis by Federal and non-Federal users. The Web-based system provides a means for non-Federal applicants to rapidly determine the availability of RF spectrum in a specific location, or a need for detailed frequency coordination of a specific newly proposed assignment within the shared portions of the radio spectrum; and replaced the manual RF assignment process used by the Federal Communications Commission and NTIA. The system helps expedite the coordination process for non-federal applicants while assuring protection of government data relating to national security and replaced the . Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations; state or local government. Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. OMB Desk Officer: Nicholas A. Fraser, (202) 395–5887. Copies of the above information collection proposal can be obtained by calling or writing Diana Hynek, VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:24 Oct 18, 2010 Jkt 223001 Departmental Paperwork Clearance Officer, (202) 482–0266, Department of Commerce, Room 6616, 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 Nicholas Fraser, OMB Desk Officer, Fax number (202) 395–5167 or Nicholas_A._Fraser@omb.eop.gov. Dated: October 14, 2010. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–26248 Filed 10–18–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–60–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 Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Applications and Reporting Requirements for the Incidental Take of Marine Mammals by Specified Activities (other than Commercial Fishing Operations) under the Marine Mammal Protection Act. OMB Control Number: 0648–0151. Form Number(s): NA. Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a currently approved information collection). Number of Respondents: 71. Average Hours per Response: Incidental harassment authorization (IHA) application, 399 hours; IHA interim draft report, 310 hours; IHA draft annual report, 422 hours; IHA final annual report, 163 hours; Letter of Authorization (LOA) initial application (preparation for regulations), 1,100 hours; LOA annual application, 70 hours; LOA draft annual report, 220 hours; LOA final annual report, 65 hours; LOA draft comprehensive report, 625 hours; LOA final comprehensive report, 300 hours. Burden Hours: 26,410. Needs and Uses: The Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 (MMPA; 16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.) prohibits the ‘‘take’’ of marine mammals unless otherwise authorized or exempted by law. Among the provisions that allow for lawful take of marine mammals, sections PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64245 101(a)(5)(A) and (D) of the MMPA direct the Secretary of Commerce to allow, upon request, the incidental, but not intentional, taking of small numbers of marine mammals by United States (U.S.) citizens who engage in a specified activity (other than commercial fishing), within a specified geographical region, if certain findings are made and either regulations are issued or, if the taking is limited to harassment, a notice of a proposed authorization is provided to the public for review. Authorization for incidental takings shall be granted: (1) If the Secretary, acting by delegation through the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), finds that the taking will have a negligible impact on the species or stock(s) and will not have an unmitigable adverse impact on the availability of the species or stock(s) for subsistence uses (where relevant), and (2) if the permissible methods of taking and requirements pertaining to the mitigation, monitoring and reporting of such takings are set forth. Issuance of an incidental take authorization (ITA) under section 101(a)(5)(A) or (D) of the MMPA requires three sets of information collection: (1) A complete application for an ITA, as set forth in NMFS’ implementing regulations at 50 CFR 216.104, which provides the information necessary for NMFS to make the necessary statutory determinations; (2) information relating to required monitoring; and (3) information related to required reporting. These collections of information enable NMFS to: (1) Evaluate the proposed activity’s impact on marine mammals; (2) arrive at the appropriate determinations required by the MMPA and other applicable laws prior to issuing the authorization; and (3) monitor impacts of activities for which take authorizations have been issued to determine if predictions regarding impacts on marine mammals were valid. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: Annually and on occasion. Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. OMB Desk Officer: OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. 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 Commerce, Room 6616, 14th and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230 (or via the Internet at dHynek@doc.gov). Written comments and recommendations for the proposed E:\FR\FM\19OCN1.SGM 19OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 201 (Tuesday, October 19, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64244-64245]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-26227]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Wrangell-Petersburg Resource Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Wrangell-Petersburg Resource Advisory Committee will meet 
in Wrangell, Alaska. The committee is meeting as authorized under the 
Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (Pub. L. 10-
343) and in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The 
purpose of the meeting is to review project proposals and make project 
funding recommendations.

DATES: The meeting will be held Friday, October 29th from 8 a.m. to 2 
p.m., and on Saturday, October 30th from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the James and Elsie Nolan Center 
in Wrangell, Alaska. Written comments should be sent to Christopher 
Savage, Petersburg District Ranger, P.O. Box 1328, Petersburg, Alaska 
99833, or Robert Dalrymple, Wrangell District Ranger, P.O. Box 50, 
Wrangell, AK 99929. Comments may also be sent via e-mail to 
csavage@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 907-772-5995.
    All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are 
placed in the record and are available for public inspection and 
copying. The public may inspect comments received at the Petersburg 
Ranger District office at 12 North Nordic Drive or the Wrangell Ranger 
District office at 525 Bennett Street during regular office hours 
(Monday through Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Savage, Petersburg 
District Ranger, P.O. Box 1328, Petersburg, Alaska 99833, phone (907) 
772-3871, e-mail csavage@fs.fed.us, or Robert Dalrymple, Wrangell 
District Ranger, P.O. Box 51, Wrangell, AK 99929, phone (907) 874-2323, 
e-mail rdalrymple@fs.fed.us.
    Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 
between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through 
Friday.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The meeting is open to the public. The 
following business will be conducted: Evaluation of project proposals 
and recommendation of projects for funding. Persons who wish to bring 
related matters to the attention of the Committee may file written 
statements with the Committee staff before or after the meeting. A 
public input session will be provided beginning at 1 p.m. on October 
29th and 8 a.m. on October 30th.


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    Dated: October 12, 2010.
Christopher S. Savage,
District Ranger.
[FR Doc. 2010-26227 Filed 10-18-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 3410-11-P