Notice of Proposed Change to Section IV of the Virginia State Technical Guide, 52634-52635 [2011-21468]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 52634 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 163 / Tuesday, August 23, 2011 / Notices Celeste Sickles, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851– 2908. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: National Animal Health Monitoring System; Swine 2012 Study. OMB Number: 0579–0315. Type of Request: Reinstatement of an information collection. Abstract: Under the Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is authorized, among other things, to protect the health of our Nation’s livestock and poultry populations by preventing the introduction and interstate spread of serious diseases and pests of livestock and for eradicating such diseases from the United States when feasible. In connection with this mission, APHIS would like to reinstate the Swine Study which will be used to: • Describe current U.S. swine production practices including general management practices, housing practices, productivity, disease prevention, and mortality for five phases of production: gestation, farrowing, nursery, grow/finish, and wean-to-finish; • Describe trends in swine health and management practices; • Determine the prevalence and associated risk factors for select respiratory, neurologic, gastrointestinal, systemic, and food-borne pathogens found in weaned market hogs; • Describe antibiotic usage patterns in weaned market hogs to control and treat disease and promote growth; • Evaluate presence of or exposure to select pathogens and characterize isolated organisms from the collection of biological specimens; and • Estimate the economic cost of a selected respiratory, neurologic, gastrointestinal, systemic, or food-borne pathogen found in commercial swine herds. The Swine 2012 Study will consist of a screener questionnaire, several onfarm questionnaires, and biologic sampling. All of these activities will be administered by National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA, designated data collectors. The information collected through the Swine 2012 Study will be analyzed and used to: • Direct producer education; • Identify research gaps; • Facilitate education of future producers and veterinarians; • Assess quality assurance programs; and • Help with policy formation. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:33 Aug 22, 2011 Jkt 223001 approve our use of this information collection activity for 2 years. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public (as well as agencies) concerning our information collection. These comments will help us: (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the information collection, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the information collection on those who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.4104183 hours per response. Respondents: Swine producers. Estimated annual number of respondents: 24,380. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 1. Estimated annual number of responses: 24,380. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 10,006 hours. (Due to averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of the annual number of responses multiplied by the reporting burden per response.) All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Done in Washington, DC, this 17th day of August 2011. Gregory L. Parham, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2011–21516 Filed 8–22–11; 8:45 am] in Rapid City, SD. The committee is meeting as authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination Act (Pub. L. 110–343) and in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the meeting is to review and make recommendations for approval of remaining project proposals. DATES: The meeting will be held September 13, 2011, at 5 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Mystic Ranger District Office at 8221 South Highway 16. Written comments should be sent to Robert J. Thompson, 8221 South Highway 16, Rapid City, SD 57702. Comments may also be sent via e-mail to rjthompson@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 605–343–7134. 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 Mystic Ranger District office. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead at 605– 343–1567 to facilitate entry into the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert J. Thompson, District Ranger, Mystic Ranger District, 605–343–1567. 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: Meetings are open to the public. The following business will be conducted: review and make recommendations for approval of remaining project proposals. Dated: August 16, 2011. Dan S. Dallas, Acting Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 2011–21478 Filed 8–22–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Natural Resources Conservation Service BILLING CODE 3410–34–P Notice of Proposed Change to Section IV of the Virginia State Technical Guide DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AGENCY: Forest Service Pennington County Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Pennington County Recource Advisory Committee will meet SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), U.S. Department of Agriculture. ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed changes in the Virginia NRCS State Technical Guide for review and comment. It has been determined by the NRCS State Conservationist for Virginia that changes must be made in the NRCS SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\23AUN1.SGM 23AUN1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 163 (Tuesday, August 23, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52634-52635]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-21468]


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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.

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

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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. 2011-21468 Filed 8-22-11; 8:45 am]
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