Notice of Proposed Change to Section IV of the Virginia State Technical Guide, 50171-50172 [2011-20586]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 156 / Friday, August 12, 2011 / Notices Lyman, Wyoming 82937–0370, E-mail: jeff.lewis@wy.usda.gov. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Natural Resources Conservation Service SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Henrys Fork Salinity Control Project Plan, Sweetwater and Uinta Counties, WY; Daggett and Summit Counties, UT Natural Resources Conservation Service, Department of Agriculture. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Pursuant to section 102(2)(c) of the National Environmental Policy Act, 42 U.S.C. 4321–4370d (NEPA), as implemented by the Council of Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announces their intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Henrys Fork Salinity Control Project Plan (SCPP). The NRCS will be the lead agency. A public and agency scoping meeting to discuss issues, actions, alternatives and impacts as well as to solicit input verbally and in writing will be conducted. The lead and cooperating agencies invite and encourage agencies and the public to provide written comments on the proposed SCPP throughout the scoping process to ensure that all relevant environmental issues are considered. DATES: Meeting Date: A public and agency scoping meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, August 30, 2011. Comment Date: Persons or organizations wishing to submit scoping comments should do so no later than September 30, 2011. ADDRESSES: Meeting Address: The public and agency scoping meeting will be held at McKinnon Elementary School, 10 Old Highway 414 # 10A, McKinnon, Wyoming. Comment submissions: Written comments on the scope of the EIS for the Henrys Fork SCPP may be submitted using any of the following methods: Government-wide rulemaking Web site: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for sending comments electronically. Mail: Attention: Rachel Bundschuh, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 508 North Broadway Avenue, Riverton, Wyoming 82501–3458. E-mail: rachel.bundschuh@wy.usda.gov. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: Jeff Lewis of the NRCS at (307) 787–3211, 100 East Sage Street, P.O. Box 370, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:37 Aug 11, 2011 Jkt 223001 Proposed Action: The ‘‘Irrigation System Improvements’’ alternative assumes a salinity control project will be implemented. Existing financial and technical assistance programs will continue to operate as they have in the past. However, the ‘‘Irrigation System Improvements’’ alternative will increase the available Federal funds for assistance. It is assumed that on-farm irrigation water management will improve due to an increase in technical assistance provided by the NRCS field office. Through implementation of a SCPP, on-farm irrigation application system improvements will occur at an accelerated rate as producers voluntarily sign up for improved irrigation systems. It is estimated that through this alternative 74 percent of the irrigated acres in the project area will have improved irrigation systems. Most of the surface irrigation systems will be converted to side roll, center pivot, and pod sprinkler systems. The remaining 26 percent of irrigated acres will continue as unimproved irrigation systems. A limited amount of on-farm delivery ditches that transport irrigation water from the canal to the field will be improved by converting from dirt ditch to buried pipe. This will reduce seepage and salt loading from these delivery ditches by 99 percent. Canal modifications (i.e. conversion to pipeline or canal lining) are not included in this SCPP. Currently, approximately 70,790 acrefoot of water are used for irrigation in the project area. This includes water directly diverted from streams and water stored in reservoirs. The irrigation system improvements outlined in this plan will provide more efficient use of this water. Deep percolation from the 14,800 acres is expected to be treated though the project action, reducing it by approximately 58 percent. The Colorado River salt loading attributed to this project area will be reduced by the reduction of excess deep percolation passing below the plant root zone. Deep percolation of irrigation water results in concentrating and transporting salt in groundwater to the surface and eventually depositing in the Colorado River. This proposal is not intended to bring new land under irrigation or to provide water to fields that have been infrequently or marginally irrigated. Any project measure proposed on lands without an adequate irrigation history PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50171 will not be considered for funding without prior approval by the appropriate state water authority. Alternatives: The other alternative presently considered is the ‘‘No-Action’’ Alternative. Under this alternative accelerated improvements to the onfarm irrigation systems will not be implemented. Environmental conditions, including salt loading into associated tributaries will continue unhindered. Scoping: The lead and cooperating agencies will conduct an open scoping and public involvement process during the development of the EIS. The scoping process is the key to preparing a concise EIS to receive public input on the alternatives to the proposed action and the range of issues to be addressed in the EIS. The purpose of the scoping meetings is to assist the lead and cooperating agencies in defining the issues that will be evaluated in the EIS. A public meeting was held in McKinnon on December 9, 2009 where input on the project was obtained. A second public and agency scoping meeting will be held as indicated above (see DATES and ADDRESSES sections above). Further information will be published in local newspapers in advance of the meeting. Any necessary changes will be announced in the local media. Written scoping comments will be considered in the preparation of the draft EIS (see DATES and ADDRESSES sections above). Comments postmarked or received by e-mail after specified date will be considered to the extent practicable. Questions about the EIS/ SCPP, requests for inclusion on the EIS/ SCPP mailing list, and requests for copies of any documents associated with the draft EIS/SCPP should be directed to Rachel Bundschuh, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 508 North Broadway Avenue, Riverton, Wyoming 82501–3458; E-mail: rachel.bundschuh@wy.usda.gov; Phone: (307) 856–7524, ext. 121. Dated: August 9, 2011. J. Xavier Montoya, State Conservationist. [FR Doc. 2011–20589 Filed 8–11–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–16–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Natural Resources Conservation Service Notice of Proposed Change to Section IV of the Virginia State Technical Guide Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), U.S. Department of Agriculture. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1 50172 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 156 / Friday, August 12, 2011 / Notices Notice of availability of proposed changes in the Virginia NRCS State Technical Guide for review and comment. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE It has been determined by the NRCS State Conservationist for Virginia that changes must be made in the NRCS State Technical Guide specifically in the following practice standards: #328, Conservation Crop Rotation, #329, Residue and Tillage Management No Till/Strip Till/Direct Seed, #344, Residue Management, Seasonal, #345, Residue and Tillage Management Mulch Till, #346, Residue Management, Ridge Till, #391, Riparian Forest Buffer, #422, Hedgerow Planting, #472, Access Control, #595, Integrated Pest Management, #612, Tree/Shrub Establishment, and #666, Forest Stand Improvement. These practices will be used to plan and install conservation practices. Designation of New Grantee, ForeignTrade Zone 41, Milwaukee, WI ACTION: SUMMARY: Comments will be received for a 30-day period commencing with this date of publication. DATES: John A. Bricker, State Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), 1606 Santa Rosa Road, Suite 209, Richmond, Virginia 23229–5014; Telephone number (804) 287–1691; Fax number (804) 287–1737. Copies of the practice standards will be made available upon written request to the address shown above or on the Virginia NRCS Web site: http:// www.va.nrcs.usda.gov/technical/ draftstandards.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Section 343 of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 states that revisions made after enactment of the law to NRCS State technical guides used to carry out highly erodible land and wetland provisions of the law shall be made available for public review and comment. For the next 30 days, the NRCS in Virginia will receive comments relative to the proposed changes. Following that period, a determination will be made by the NRCS in Virginia regarding disposition of those comments and a final determination of change will be made to the subject standards. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: July 21, 2011. W. Ray Dorsett, Acting State Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Richmond, Virginia. [FR Doc. 2011–20586 Filed 8–11–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–16–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:37 Aug 11, 2011 Jkt 223001 Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Order No. 1778] Pursuant to its authority under the Foreign-Trade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), and the Foreign-Trade Zones Board Regulations (15 CFR part 400), the Foreign-Trade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: The Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board (the Board) has considered the application (filed 6/9/2011) submitted by the Foreign Trade Zone of Wisconsin, Ltd., grantee of FTZ 41, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, requesting reissuance of the grant of authority for said zone to the Port of Milwaukee, which has accepted such reissuance subject to approval by the FTZ Board. Upon review, the Board finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations are satisfied, and that the proposal is in the public interest. Therefore, the Board approves the application and recognizes the Port of Milwaukee as the new grantee of Foreign Trade Zone 41, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.28. Signed at Washington, DC this 3rd day of August 2011. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, Foreign-Trade Zones Board. [FR Doc. 2011–20566 Filed 8–11–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P an application to the Board (FTZ Docket 31–2011, filed 05/09/2011) for authority to reorganize under the ASF with a service area of Thurston County and portions of Kitsap, Lewis and Mason Counties, Washington, within and adjacent to the Olympia U.S. Customs and Border Protection port of entry, and FTZ 216’s existing Sites 1–7 and 9–13 would be categorized as magnet sites, existing Site 8 would be deleted and acreage reduced at existing Sites 1, 3, 4 and 13; Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (76 FR 27987, 05/13/2011) and the application has been processed pursuant to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations; and, Whereas, the Board adopts the findings and recommendations of the examiner’s report, and finds that the requirements of the FTZ Act and Board’s regulations are satisfied, and that the proposal is in the public interest; Now, Therefore, the Board hereby orders: The application to reorganize FTZ 216 under the alternative site framework is approved, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.28, to the Board’s standard 2,000-acre activation limit for the overall general-purpose zone project, and to five-year ASF sunset provisions for magnet sites that would terminate authority for Sites 1–7 and 9–13 if not activated by August 31, 2016. Signed at Washington, DC this 3rd day of August 2011. Ronald K. Lorentzen, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, ForeignTrade Zones Board. [FR Doc. 2011–20567 Filed 8–11–11; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE BILLING CODE P Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Order No. 1777] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Reorganization of Foreign-Trade Zone 216 Under Alternative Site Framework, Olympia, WA Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Docket T–2–2011] Pursuant to its authority under the ForeignTrade Zones Act of June 18, 1934, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), the ForeignTrade Zones Board (the Board) adopts the following Order: Whereas, the Board adopted the alternative site framework (ASF) (74 FR 1170, 01/12/2009; correction 74 FR 3987, 01/22/2009; 75 FR 71069–71070, 11/22/2010) as an option for the establishment or reorganization of general-purpose zones; Whereas, the Port of Olympia, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 216, submitted Foreign-Trade Zone 26, Temporary/ Interim Manufacturing Authority, Makita Corporation of America, HandHeld Power Tool and Gasoline/ElectricPowered Garden Product Manufacturing; Notice of Approval On June 22, 2011, the Executive Secretary of the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board filed an application submitted by Georgia Foreign-Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of FTZ 26, requesting temporary/interim manufacturing (T/ IM) authority, on behalf of Makita Corporation of America, to manufacture PO 00000 Frm 00007 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\12AUN1.SGM 12AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 156 (Friday, August 12, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50171-50172]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-20586]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Natural Resources Conservation Service


Notice of Proposed Change to Section IV of the Virginia State 
Technical Guide

AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), U.S. Department 
of Agriculture.

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ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed changes in the Virginia NRCS 
State Technical Guide for review and comment.

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SUMMARY: It has been determined by the NRCS State Conservationist for 
Virginia that changes must be made in the NRCS State Technical Guide 
specifically in the following practice standards: 328, 
Conservation Crop Rotation, 329, Residue and Tillage 
Management No Till/Strip Till/Direct Seed, 344, Residue 
Management, Seasonal, 345, Residue and Tillage Management 
Mulch Till, 346, Residue Management, Ridge Till, 391, 
Riparian Forest Buffer, 422, Hedgerow Planting, 472, 
Access Control, 595, Integrated Pest Management, 612, 
Tree/Shrub Establishment, and 666, Forest Stand Improvement. 
These practices will be used to plan and install conservation 
practices.

DATES: Comments will be received for a 30-day period commencing with 
this date of publication.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John A. Bricker, State 
Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), 1606 
Santa Rosa Road, Suite 209, Richmond, Virginia 23229-5014; Telephone 
number (804) 287-1691; Fax number (804) 287-1737. Copies of the 
practice standards will be made available upon written request to the 
address shown above or on the Virginia NRCS Web site: http://www.va.nrcs.usda.gov/technical/draftstandards.html.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 343 of the Federal Agriculture 
Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 states that revisions made after 
enactment of the law to NRCS State technical guides used to carry out 
highly erodible land and wetland provisions of the law shall be made 
available for public review and comment. For the next 30 days, the NRCS 
in Virginia will receive comments relative to the proposed changes. 
Following that period, a determination will be made by the NRCS in 
Virginia regarding disposition of those comments and a final 
determination of change will be made to the subject standards.

    Dated: July 21, 2011.
W. Ray Dorsett,
Acting State Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 
Richmond, Virginia.
[FR Doc. 2011-20586 Filed 8-11-11; 8:45 am]
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