Notice of Proposed Changes to the National Handbook of Conservation Practices for the Natural Resources Conservation Service, 52635-52636 [2011-21467]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 163 / Tuesday, August 23, 2011 / Notices 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. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Comments will be received for a 30-day period commencing with this date of publication. SUMMARY: 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: July 21, 2011. W. Ray Dorsett, Acting State Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, Richmond, Virginia. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2011–21468 Filed 8–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–16–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:33 Aug 22, 2011 Jkt 223001 Natural Resources Conservation Service [Docket No. NRCS–2011–0018] Notice of Proposed Changes to the National Handbook of Conservation Practices for the Natural Resources Conservation Service Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed changes in the NRCS National Handbook of Conservation Practices for public review and comment. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given of the intention of NRCS to issue a series of revised conservation practice standards in the National Handbook of Conservation Practices. These standards include: Dam or Pond Removal (Code 403), Dry Hydrant (Code 432), Feed Management (Code 592), Fishpond Management (Code 399), Land Clearing (Code 460), Livestock Pipeline (Code 516), Pond Sealing or Lining, Flexible Membrane (Code 521A), Fuel Break (Code 383), Stream Crossing (Code 578), and Subsurface Drain (Code 606). NRCS State Conservationists who choose to adopt these practices for use within their States will incorporate them into section IV of their respective electronic Field Office Technical Guide. These practices may be used in conservation systems that treat highly erodible land (HEL) or on land determined to be a wetland. Section 343 of the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 requires NRCS to make available for public review and comment all proposed revisions to conservation practice standards used to carry out HEL and wetland provisions of the law. DATES: Effective Date: This is effective August 23, 2011. Comment Date: Submit comments on or before September 22, 2011. Final versions of these new or revised conservation practice standards will be adopted after the close of the 30-day period, and after consideration of all comments. Comments should be submitted, identified by Docket Number NRCS–2011–0018, using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • E-mail: Public.comments@wdc.usda.gov. Include Docket Number NRCS–2011– 0018 or ‘‘comment on practice ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 52635 standards’’ in the subject line of the message. • Mail: Comment Submissions, Attention: Anetra L. Harbor, Policy Analyst, Resource Economics, Analysis and Policy Division, Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, George Washington Carver Center, 5601 Sunnyside Ave, Room 1–1112D, Beltsville, Maryland 20705. All comments received will become a matter of public record and will be posted without change to http:// www.regulations.gov, including any personal information provided. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wayne Bogovich, National Agricultural Engineer, Conservation Engineering Division, Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 6136 South Building, Washington, DC 20250. Electronic copies of these standards can be downloaded or printed from the following Web site: ftp://ftpfc.sc.egov.usda.gov/NHQ/practicestandards/federal-register/. Requests for paper versions or inquiries may be directed to Wayne Bogovich, National Agricultural Engineer, Conservation Engineering Division, Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Room 6136 South Building, Washington, DC 20250. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The amount of the proposed changes varies considerably for each of the Conservation Practice Standards addressed in this notice. To fully understand the proposed changes, individuals are encouraged to compare these changes with each standard’s current version as shown at: http:// www.nrcs.usda.gov/technical/ Standards/nhcp.html. To aid in this comparison, following are highlights of the proposed revisions to each standard: Dam or Pond Removal (Code 403)— This is a new conservation practice standard for the purpose of removing existing dams or ponds. Dry Hydrant (Code 432)—The Criteria section was clarified, Plans and Specification section added a list of items to include, and references were added. Feed Management (Code 592)—The units changed from Animal Units (AUs) or Number to only AUs. The Purpose changed to include pathogen, odor, particulate matter, and greenhouse gas mitigation. Additions to Conditions Where Practice Applies, Criteria, Considerations, Operations and Maintenance, and References were made to support the change in Purpose. E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 23AUN1 52636 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 163 / Tuesday, August 23, 2011 / Notices Fishpond Management (Code 399)— The Definition was changed. Two issues previously included under ‘‘Considerations’’ have been moved to the ‘‘Criteria’’ section and additional action was added to the ‘‘Operation and Maintenance’’ section. Fuel Break (Code 383)—Only minor edits are being proposed. Land Clearing (Code 460)—The purpose was rewritten. Criteria was added for soil quality and water quality. Livestock Pipeline (Code 516)—The title changed from ‘‘Pipeline’’ to ‘‘Livestock Pipeline.’’ Revised Criteria and removed material specifications; expanded Considerations; revised Plans and Specifications; and revised Operation and Maintenance. Pond Sealing or Lining, Flexible Membrane (Code 521A)—The material requirements have been revised to conform to industry-wide practice and to the most current versions of accepted generic standards, such as ASTM and other industry standards. Stream Crossing (Code 578)—Criteria include more details related to passage of aquatic organisms and hydraulic criteria. Subsurface Drain (Code 606)— Revised Purposes; expanded Conditions Where Practice Applies; revised Criteria; expanded Considerations; added Operation and Maintenance; and added References Signed this 28th day of July, 2011, in Washington, DC. Dave White, Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service. [FR Doc. 2011–21467 Filed 8–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–16–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD 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 Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Title: Virginia Modified Pound Net Leader Inspection Program. OMB Control Number: 0648–0559. Form Number(s): NA. Type of Request: Regular submission (extension of a current information collection). Number of Respondents: 19. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:33 Aug 22, 2011 Jkt 223001 Average Hours per Response: Telephone calls, 5 minutes; inspection meetings, 1 hour. Burden Hours: 70. Needs and Uses: This action would continue an inspection program for modified pound net leaders in the Virginia waters of the mainstem Chesapeake Bay. The pound net fishermen must call the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to arrange for a meeting. At the meeting, they must allow for the inspection of gear to ensure the modified leader meets the definition of a modified pound net leader, as described in the regulations (50 CFR 222.102). This inspection program is necessary to provide fishermen with the insurance that their leaders meet the regulatory definition of a modified pound net leader before setting their gear, provide managers with the knowledge that the offshore leaders in a portion of the Virginia Chesapeake Bay are configured in a sea turtle-safe manner, and aid in enforcement efforts. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit organizations. Frequency: 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 information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to OIRA_Submission@omb.eop.gov. Dated: August 18, 2011. Gwellnar Banks, Management Analyst, Office of the Chief Information Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–21534 Filed 8–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–22–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–580–809] Circular Welded Non-Alloy Steel Pipe From the Republic of Korea: Partial Rescission of Antidumping Duty Administrative Review Import Administration, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DATES: Effective Date: August 23, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alexander Montoro or Jennifer Meek, at (202) 482–0238 or (202) 482–2778, respectively; AD/CVD Operations, Office 1, Import Administration, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20230. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background On November 1, 2010, the Department published a notice of opportunity to request an administrative review of the antidumping duty order on certain circular welded non-alloy steel pipe (‘‘circular welded pipe’’) from the Republic of Korea (‘‘Korea’’) for the period November 1, 2009, through October 31, 2010. See Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review, 75 FR 67079 (November 1, 2010). In accordance with 19 CFR 351.213(b), on November 30, 2010, Wheatland Tube Company (‘‘Wheatland’’) and United States Steel Corporation (‘‘U.S. Steel’’), manufacturers of the domestic like product, timely requested an administrative review. Wheatland requested that the Department of Commerce (the ‘‘Department’’) conduct an administrative review of the following producers and/or exporters of the subject merchandise: SeAH Steel Corporation (‘‘SeAH’’); Hyundai HYSCO (‘‘HYSCO’’); Husteel Co., Ltd. (‘‘Husteel’’); Nexteel Co., Ltd. (‘‘Nexteel’’); Kumkang Industrial Co., Ltd. (‘‘Kumkang’’); and Dongbu Steel Co., Ltd (‘‘Dongbu’’). U.S. Steel requested the Department conduct an administrative review of the following producers of subject merchandise: SeAH; HYSCO; Husteel; Nexteel; Kumkang; and A–JU Besteel Co., Ltd. (‘‘Besteel’’). On the same day, SeAH and HYSCO both separately requested the Department conduct an administrative review of their respective companies. On December 28, 2010, the Department initiated an administrative review covering the period November 1, 2009, through October 31, 2010. See Initiation of Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Administrative Reviews and Request for Revocation in Part, 75 FR 81565 (December 28, 2010). Wheatland withdrew its request for a review of Husteel, Nexteel, Kumkang, and Dongbu on July 13, 2011. U.S. Steel also withdrew its request for a review of Husteel, Nexteel, Kumkang, and Besteel on July 13, 2011. Wheatland and U.S. E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 23AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 163 (Tuesday, August 23, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52635-52636]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-21467]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Natural Resources Conservation Service

[Docket No. NRCS-2011-0018]


Notice of Proposed Changes to the National Handbook of 
Conservation Practices for the Natural Resources Conservation Service

AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed changes in the NRCS National 
Handbook of Conservation Practices for public review and comment.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given of the intention of NRCS to issue a 
series of revised conservation practice standards in the National 
Handbook of Conservation Practices. These standards include: Dam or 
Pond Removal (Code 403), Dry Hydrant (Code 432), Feed Management (Code 
592), Fishpond Management (Code 399), Land Clearing (Code 460), 
Livestock Pipeline (Code 516), Pond Sealing or Lining, Flexible 
Membrane (Code 521A), Fuel Break (Code 383), Stream Crossing (Code 
578), and Subsurface Drain (Code 606).
    NRCS State Conservationists who choose to adopt these practices for 
use within their States will incorporate them into section IV of their 
respective electronic Field Office Technical Guide. These practices may 
be used in conservation systems that treat highly erodible land (HEL) 
or on land determined to be a wetland. Section 343 of the Federal 
Agriculture Improvement and Reform Act of 1996 requires NRCS to make 
available for public review and comment all proposed revisions to 
conservation practice standards used to carry out HEL and wetland 
provisions of the law.

DATES: Effective Date: This is effective August 23, 2011.
    Comment Date: Submit comments on or before September 22, 2011. 
Final versions of these new or revised conservation practice standards 
will be adopted after the close of the 30-day period, and after 
consideration of all comments.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be submitted, identified by Docket Number 
NRCS-2011-0018, using any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     E-mail: Public.comments@wdc.usda.gov. Include Docket 
Number NRCS-2011-0018 or ``comment on practice standards'' in the 
subject line of the message.
     Mail: Comment Submissions, Attention: Anetra L. Harbor, 
Policy Analyst, Resource Economics, Analysis and Policy Division, 
Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 
George Washington Carver Center, 5601 Sunnyside Ave, Room 1-1112D, 
Beltsville, Maryland 20705.
    All comments received will become a matter of public record and 
will be posted without change to http://www.regulations.gov, including 
any personal information provided.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Wayne Bogovich, National Agricultural 
Engineer, Conservation Engineering Division, Department of Agriculture, 
Natural Resources Conservation Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., 
Room 6136 South Building, Washington, DC 20250.
    Electronic copies of these standards can be downloaded or printed 
from the following Web site: ftp://ftp-fc.sc.egov.usda.gov/NHQ/practice-standards/federal-register/. Requests for paper versions or 
inquiries may be directed to Wayne Bogovich, National Agricultural 
Engineer, Conservation Engineering Division, Department of Agriculture, 
Natural Resources Conservation Service, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., 
Room 6136 South Building, Washington, DC 20250.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The amount of the proposed changes varies 
considerably for each of the Conservation Practice Standards addressed 
in this notice. To fully understand the proposed changes, individuals 
are encouraged to compare these changes with each standard's current 
version as shown at: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/technical/Standards/nhcp.html. To aid in this comparison, following are highlights of the 
proposed revisions to each standard:
    Dam or Pond Removal (Code 403)--This is a new conservation practice 
standard for the purpose of removing existing dams or ponds.
    Dry Hydrant (Code 432)--The Criteria section was clarified, Plans 
and Specification section added a list of items to include, and 
references were added.
    Feed Management (Code 592)--The units changed from Animal Units 
(AUs) or Number to only AUs. The Purpose changed to include pathogen, 
odor, particulate matter, and greenhouse gas mitigation. Additions to 
Conditions Where Practice Applies, Criteria, Considerations, Operations 
and Maintenance, and References were made to support the change in 
Purpose.

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    Fishpond Management (Code 399)--The Definition was changed. Two 
issues previously included under ``Considerations'' have been moved to 
the ``Criteria'' section and additional action was added to the 
``Operation and Maintenance'' section.
    Fuel Break (Code 383)--Only minor edits are being proposed.
    Land Clearing (Code 460)--The purpose was rewritten. Criteria was 
added for soil quality and water quality.
    Livestock Pipeline (Code 516)--The title changed from ``Pipeline'' 
to ``Livestock Pipeline.'' Revised Criteria and removed material 
specifications; expanded Considerations; revised Plans and 
Specifications; and revised Operation and Maintenance.
    Pond Sealing or Lining, Flexible Membrane (Code 521A)--The material 
requirements have been revised to conform to industry-wide practice and 
to the most current versions of accepted generic standards, such as 
ASTM and other industry standards.
    Stream Crossing (Code 578)--Criteria include more details related 
to passage of aquatic organisms and hydraulic criteria.
    Subsurface Drain (Code 606)--Revised Purposes; expanded Conditions 
Where Practice Applies; revised Criteria; expanded Considerations; 
added Operation and Maintenance; and added References

    Signed this 28th day of July, 2011, in Washington, DC.
Dave White,
Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service.
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