Call for Nominations for the Wyoming Resource Advisory Council, 61019-61020 [2012-24625]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 194 / Friday, October 5, 2012 / Notices 17.22); and NEPA and its implementing regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). Dated: October 1, 2012. Paul Henson, State Supervisor, Oregon Fish and Wildlife Office, Pacific Region, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Portland, Oregon. [FR Doc. 2012–24594 Filed 10–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–R9–FHC–2012–N237; WBS: FXFR13360900000N5, Cost Center: FF09F14000, Fund: 134] Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background Pursuant to section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.), this notice announces meetings of the ANS Task Force. The ANS Task Force was established by the Nonindigenous Aquatic Nuisance Prevention and Control Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 106–580, as amended). Jkt 229001 The meeting location is accessible to wheelchair users. If you require additional accommodations, please notify us at least 1 week in advance of the meeting. Authority This notice announces a meeting of the Aquatic Nuisance Species (ANS) Task Force. The ANS Task Force’s purpose is to develop and implement a program for U.S. waters to prevent introduction and dispersal of aquatic nuisance species; to monitor, control, and study such species; and to disseminate related information. The meeting is open to the public. DATES: The ANS Task Force will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday November 14, and from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Thursday November 15, 2012. ADDRESSES: The ANS Task Force meeting will take place at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service building at 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203. You may inspect minutes of the meeting at the office of the Chief, Division of Fisheries and Aquatic Resource Conservation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203, during regular business hours, Monday through Friday. You may also view the minutes on the ANS Task Force Web site at: http://anstaskforce.gov/meetings.php. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Mangin, Executive Secretary, ANS Task Force, at (703) 358–2466, or by email at Susan_Mangin@fws.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: 15:25 Oct 04, 2012 Topics that the ANS Task Force plans to cover during the meeting include: • ANSTF recreational guidelines, • Species management and control plans, • ANSTF Strategic Plan accomplishments tracking, • Japanese tsunami marine debris, and • Rapid screening for aquatic invasive species. The agenda and other related meeting information are on the ANS Task Force Web site at: http://anstaskforce.gov/ meetings.php. Accessibility Information Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force Meeting VerDate Mar<15>2010 Agenda We publish this notice under section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App.). Dated: October 1, 2012. John Schmerfeld, Acting Co-Chair, Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force, Assistant Director—Fisheries and Habitat Conservation. [FR Doc. 2012–24644 Filed 10–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWY910000 L16100000.XX0000] Call for Nominations for the Wyoming Resource Advisory Council Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations to fill four positions for the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Wyoming’s 10member Resource Advisory Council (RAC). The RAC provides advice and recommendations to the BLM on land use planning and management of the National System of Public Lands within the State of Wyoming. DATE: All nominations must be received no later than November 19, 2012. ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Ms. Cindy Wertz, Wyoming State Office, Bureau of Land Management, 5353 Yellowstone Road, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, WY 82003, (307) 775–6014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Cindy Wertz, Wyoming State Office, SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 61019 Bureau of Land Management, 5353 Yellowstone Road, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, WY 82003, (307) 775–6014; or email Cindy_Wertz@blm.gov. The Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) (43 U.S.C. 1739) directs the Secretary of the Interior to involve the public in planning and issues related to management of lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Section 309 of FLPMA directs the Secretary to establish 10- to 15-member citizenbased advisory councils that are consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). As required by FACA, RAC membership must be balanced and representative of the various interests concerned with the management of the public lands. The RAC has one vacancy in category one (holders of Federal grazing permits or leases; representatives of organizations associated with energy and mineral development; timber industry; transportation or rights-of-way interests; developed outdoor recreation; off-highway vehicle use; or commercial recreation), one vacancy in category two (representatives of nationally or regionally recognized environmental organizations; archaeological and historic organizations; dispersed recreation activities; or wild horse and burro organizations), and two vacancies in category three (representatives of state, county, or local elected office; 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 or natural resource management; or the affected public-atlarge). The individuals who are selected will fill 3-year terms. Nominees must be residents of Wyoming. The BLM will evaluate nominees based on their education, training, experience, and their knowledge of the geographic area. 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: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: —Letters of reference from represented interest or organizations, —A completed background information nomination form; and, —Any other information that addresses the nominee’s qualifications. E:\FR\FM\05OCN1.SGM 05OCN1 61020 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 194 / Friday, October 5, 2012 / Notices Simultaneous with this notice, the BLM Wyoming State Office will issue a press release providing additional information for submitting nominations. Nomination forms may also be downloaded from http://www.blm.gov/ wy/st/en/advcom/rac.html. Certification Statement: I hereby certify that the BLM Wyoming Resource Advisory Council is necessary and in the public interest in connection with the Secretary’s responsibilities to manage the lands, resources, and facilities administered by the BLM. Authority: 43 subpart 1784. Donald A. Simpson, State Director. [FR Doc. 2012–24625 Filed 10–4–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLUTC00000–L51010000–ER0000– LVRWJ09J4050; UTU–83067] Notice of Availability of Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Sigurd to Red Butte No. 2—345Kilovolt Transmission Line Project; Utah Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) as amended and the Council on Environmental Quality regulations, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Sigurd to Red Butte No. 2— 345-Kilovolt (kV) Transmission Line Project (Project) and by this notice announces the availability of the Final EIS for public review. DATES: The document will be available for public review for 30 days following the publication of a Notice of Availability (NOA) in the Federal Register by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). ADDRESSES: Copies of the Final EIS have been sent to affected Federal, State, and local government agencies and to other stakeholders. Copies are available for public review at the following offices: • BLM Cedar City Field Office, 176 East D.L. Sargent Drive, Cedar City, Utah 84721 • BLM Richfield Field Office, 150 East, 900 North, Richfield, Utah 84701 • BLM Fillmore Field Office, 35 East, 500 North, Fillmore, Utah 84631 pmangrum on DSK3VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:25 Oct 04, 2012 Jkt 229001 • Dixie National Forest Office, 1789 North Wedgewood Lane, Cedar City, Utah 84721 • Fishlake National Forest Office, 115 East 900 North, Richfield, Utah 84701 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, contact Tamara Gertsch, National Project Manager; telephone 307–775–6115; email utsrbproj@blm.gov; address BLM Cedar City Field Office, 176 East D.L. Sargent Drive, Cedar City, Utah 84721. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8339 to contact the above individual. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PacifiCorp, doing business as Rocky Mountain Power (Proponent), has filed applications for a right-of-way across lands administered by the BLM and a special use permit across lands administered by the United States Forest Service (USFS) and is proposing to construct, operate, and maintain the Project, a single-circuit, alternating current 345-kV, overhead transmission line. If approved, the BLM would issue a right-of-way grant and the USFS would issue a special-use permit authorization for the transmission line and associated facilities. The transmission line would be located between the existing Sigurd Substation near Richfield in Sevier County, Utah, and the existing Red Butte Substation near the community of Central in Washington County, Utah, a distance of approximately 170 miles, depending on the route selected. The Project also includes the addition of new substation equipment for interconnecting the transmission line at the existing Sigurd Substation. When completed, the Project would provide about 600 megawatts of electrical capacity to respond to anticipated load growth in southwestern Utah. Alternative routes considered in the Final EIS cross Federal, State, tribal, and private lands. The requested right-of-way width on Federal lands for construction and operation of the Project is 150 feet. The Proponent plans to use predominantly steel-pole H-frame tower structures from 80 to 140 feet in height with average spans between structures of 800 to 1,200 feet (5 to 7 structures per mile). Permanent and temporary access roads, a minimum of 14-feet wide, would be needed for the majority of the Project. Temporary access roads would be needed for construction only. PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Temporary work space would be needed during construction for material storage, conductor tensioning sites, and to accommodate vehicles and equipment. Under Federal law, the BLM is responsible for responding to applications for rights-of-way on BLMadministered lands. Similarly, under Federal law, the USFS is responsible for responding to applications for specialuse permits on lands they administer. In accordance with NEPA, the BLM prepared a Draft EIS using an interdisciplinary approach in order to consider a variety of resource issues and concerns identified during internal, interagency, and public scoping. An updated inventory of lands with wilderness characteristics was used for this project and lands with wilderness characteristics were analyzed in the Draft EIS and Final EIS. An NOA for the Draft EIS for the Project was published by the EPA in the Federal Register on June 3, 2011 (ER–FRL–8997–3), initiating a 45-day public comment period. In addition, the BLM conducted four open-house meetings in June 2011. Comments received on the Draft EIS were incorporated, where appropriate, to clarify the analysis presented and are included in the Final EIS. The Final EIS analyzes 13 alternative routes and 2 route variations on Federal lands, including the Agency Preferred Alternative. BLM is the designated lead Federal agency for preparation of the EIS as defined at 40 CFR 1501.5. Agencies with legal jurisdiction or special expertise participating as cooperating agencies in preparation of the EIS include: USFS (Dixie and Fishlake National Forests); United States Army Corps of Engineers; National Park Service; the State of Utah; Utah School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration; Millard, Sevier, Beaver, Iron, and Washington Counties, Utah; and the cities of St. George and Enterprise, Utah. In response to Section 368 of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (42 U.S.C. 15926), a Programmatic EIS was prepared by the Department of the Interior and Department of Energy for energy corridors in the 11 Western states (including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, California, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico). An NOA of the Final Programmatic EIS was published in the Federal Register on November 28, 2008 (73 FR 72521). Records of Decision (ROD) on the Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement, Designation of Energy Corridors on Federal Land in the 11 Western States (DOE/EIS–0386), signed January 14, 2009, designate energy corridors and E:\FR\FM\05OCN1.SGM 05OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 194 (Friday, October 5, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 61019-61020]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-24625]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLWY910000 L16100000.XX0000]


Call for Nominations for the Wyoming Resource Advisory Council

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to request public nominations to 
fill four positions for the Bureau of Land Management's (BLM) Wyoming's 
10-member Resource Advisory Council (RAC). The RAC provides advice and 
recommendations to the BLM on land use planning and management of the 
National System of Public Lands within the State of Wyoming.

DATE: All nominations must be received no later than November 19, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Ms. Cindy Wertz, Wyoming State 
Office, Bureau of Land Management, 5353 Yellowstone Road, P.O. Box 
1828, Cheyenne, WY 82003, (307) 775-6014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Cindy Wertz, Wyoming State Office, 
Bureau of Land Management, 5353 Yellowstone Road, P.O. Box 1828, 
Cheyenne, WY 82003, (307) 775-6014; or email Cindy_Wertz@blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
(FLPMA) (43 U.S.C. 1739) directs the Secretary of the Interior to 
involve the public in planning and issues related to management of 
lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management (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). As required by FACA, RAC membership must be 
balanced and representative of the various interests concerned with the 
management of the public lands.
    The RAC has one vacancy in category one (holders of Federal grazing 
permits or leases; representatives of organizations associated with 
energy and mineral development; timber industry; transportation or 
rights-of-way interests; developed outdoor recreation; off-highway 
vehicle use; or commercial recreation), one vacancy in category two 
(representatives of nationally or regionally recognized environmental 
organizations; archaeological and historic organizations; dispersed 
recreation activities; or wild horse and burro organizations), and two 
vacancies in category three (representatives of state, county, or local 
elected office; 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 or 
natural resource management; or the affected public-at-large). The 
individuals who are selected will fill 3-year terms. Nominees must be 
residents of Wyoming. The BLM will evaluate nominees based on their 
education, training, experience, and their knowledge of the geographic 
area. 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 interest or organizations,
--A completed background information nomination form; and,
--Any other information that addresses the nominee's qualifications.


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    Simultaneous with this notice, the BLM Wyoming State Office will 
issue a press release providing additional information for submitting 
nominations. Nomination forms may also be downloaded from http://www.blm.gov/wy/st/en/advcom/rac.html.
    Certification Statement: I hereby certify that the BLM Wyoming 
Resource Advisory Council is necessary and in the public interest in 
connection with the Secretary's responsibilities to manage the lands, 
resources, and facilities administered by the BLM.

    Authority:  43 subpart 1784.

Donald A. Simpson,
State Director.
[FR Doc. 2012-24625 Filed 10-4-12; 8:45 am]
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