Tongass National Forest; Ketchikan-Misty Fiords Ranger District; Alaska; Saddle Lakes Timber Sale Environmental Impact Statement, 36164-36165 [2013-14136]

Download as PDF 36164 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 116 / Monday, June 17, 2013 / Notices project area. About three miles of these roads are needed to haul timber from the sale area and for future management of the national forest. These roads would be added to the Bitterroot National Forest System of Roads database and closed until needed for forest management. The remaining three miles of undetermined roads not needed for future national forest management would be obliterated by full or partial recontouring. Possible Alternatives Two alternatives to the proposed action have been identified. One alternative would treat units that are accessible with the existing road system. No new system roads or temporary roads would be constructed and tracked line machine trail would not be developed. The second alternative to the proposed action would address potential conflicts by focusing on forest plan objectives for wildlife habitat and visual quality in management areas 2, 3a, 3b, and 3c. Another alternative that would not require any forest plan amendments was considered. It will not be carried through the analysis because existing conditions in the project area do not meet forest plan standards and there are no management actions that can create conditions to meet forest plan standards. Responsible Official Julie K. King, Bitterroot National Forest Supervisor, 1801 N. First, Hamilton, Montana 59840–3114. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Preliminary Issues Scoping was initiated in November 2010 and restarted in February 2013. Issues identified through these scoping processes include: (1) Road management; (2) balancing forest management practices with recreation, visual quality, wildlife, fisheries, hydrology, and fire management; (3) economics of timber harvest; and (4) the effects and costs of obliterating roads. Jkt 229001 [FR Doc. 2013–14229 Filed 6–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Tongass National Forest; KetchikanMisty Fiords Ranger District; Alaska; Saddle Lakes Timber Sale Environmental Impact Statement Forest Service, USDA. Corrected notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement; correction. ACTION: The Responsible Official will select the proposed action, an alternative to the proposed action (including the no action alternative), or modify the proposed action or alternatives to the proposed action. The decision may include amendments to the Bitterroot National Forest Plan standards for coarse woody debris, visual quality objectives, old growth, and thermal and hiding cover. 20:38 Jun 14, 2013 Dated: June 3, 2013. Julie K. King, Forest Supervisor. AGENCY: Nature of Decision To Be Made VerDate Mar<15>2010 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. Comments received in response to this solicitation, including names and addresses of those who comment, will be part of the public record for this proposed action. Comments submitted anonymously will be accepted and considered, however, anonymous comments will not provide the Agency with the ability to provide the respondent with subsequent environmental documents. A Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Saddle Lakes Timber Sale project was published in the Federal Register (77 FR 27013) on May 8, 2012. Due to the length of time that has passed since the first NOI was published, and changes in the dates that the Draft and Final Environmental Impact Statements are expected, the Tongass National Forest is publishing this Corrected NOI. Additionally, the United States Department of Agriculture published a final rule in the Federal Register (78 FR 18481–18504) on March 27, 2013 to establish a new process by which the public may file objections seeking predecisional administrative review of proposed projects and activities implementing land management plans documented with a Record of Decision or Decision Notice SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (reference 36 CFR part 218). This new process replaces the administrative appeals process at 36 CFR part 215. As the Record of Decision for the Saddle Lakes project is not expected until after September 27, 2013, the Saddle Lakes project is now subject to these new predecisional administrative review procedures. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Howle, Team Leader, KetchikanMisty Fiords Ranger District, 3031 Tongass Avenue, Ketchikan, Alaska 99901, (907) 225–3542. Corrections In the Federal Register (77 FR 27013– 27015) of May 8, 2012 on page 27014, in the first column, correct the DATES caption to read: DATES: Additional opportunity for formal comments will be accepted after release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, which is expected to be published in October 2013. The Final Environmental Impact Statement is expected in May 2014. In the Federal Register (77 FR 27013– 27015) of May 8, 2012 on page 27014, in the first column, correct the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT caption as follows: Remove the contact information for Rob Reeck and Linda Pulliam. Correct the caption to read: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: ; or Susan Howle, Team Leader, telephone (907) 225–3542, also at the Ketchikan-Misty Fiords Ranger District, 3031 Tongass Avenue, Ketchikan, Alaska 99901. In the Federal Register (77 FR 27013– 27015) of May 8, 2012 on page 27015, in the first column, after last paragraph, correct by adding the following under ‘‘Scoping Process’’ caption: Scoping Process: Forest Service regulations at 36 CFR part 218, Subparts A and B, published March 27, 2013 (78 FR 18481– 18504) regarding the project-level predecisional administrative review process applies to projects and activities implementing land management plans that are not authorized under the Healthy Forest Restoration Act. This proposed project is subject to 36 CFR part 218. Instead of an appeal period, there will be an objection process before the final decision is made, and after the Final Environmental Impact Statement and draft Record of Decision are mailed (reference 36 CFR 218.7). Individuals and entities as defined in 36 CFR 218.2 who have submitted timely, specific written comments (see 36 CFR 218.2) regarding a proposed project or activity that is subject to these regulations during any designated opportunity for public comment may file an objection. Objections will be accepted only from those who have previously submitted timely, specific written comments regarding the proposed project during scoping, the 45day DEIS comment period, or other public E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 116 / Monday, June 17, 2013 / Notices involvement opportunity where written comments are requested by the responsible official in accordance with 36 218.5(a). Dated: June 7, 2013. Forrest Cole, Forest Supervisor, Tongass National Forest. [FR Doc. 2013–14136 Filed 6–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS Sunshine Act Meeting Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 8:00 a.m.–8:05 a.m. EDT. PLACE: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW., 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20036. SUBJECT: Notice of Meeting of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. SUMMARY: The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) will meet at the time and location listed above. A quorum of the Board will not be present on the date of the meeting. The public may attend this meeting in person at the address listed above as seating capacity permits. Member of the public seeking to attend the meeting in person must register at http://bbgboard meetingjune2013.eventbrite.com/ by 9:00 a.m. (EDT) on June 18. For more information, please contact BBG Public Affairs at (202) 203–4400 or by email at pubaff@bbg.gov. This meeting will also be available for public observation via streamed webcast, both live and ondemand, on the BBG’s public Web site at www.bbg.gov. Information regarding this meeting, including any updates or adjustments to its starting time, can also be found on the Agency’s public Web site. CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: Persons interested in obtaining more information should contact Paul Kollmer-Dorsey at (202) 203–4545. DATE AND TIME: Paul Kollmer-Dorsey, Deputy General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2013–14423 Filed 6–13–13; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 8610–01–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Order No. 1903] Designation of New Grantee; Foreign Trade Zone 186; Waterville, Maine 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 20:38 Jun 14, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 3/26/13) submitted by the Maine International Foreign Trade Zone, Inc., grantee of FTZ 186, requesting reissuance of the grant of authority for said zone to the City of Waterville, 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 City of Waterville as the new grantee for Foreign-Trade Zone 186, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.13. Signed at Washington, DC, this 10th day of June 2013. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman ForeignTrade Zones Board. Attest: Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–14358 Filed 6–14–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P [Order No. 1904] [FR Doc. 2013–14360 Filed 6–14–13; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Reorganization/Expansion of ForeignTrade Zone 104; (Expansion of Service Area and Expansion of Zone); Under Alternative Site Framework, Savannah, Georgia 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) (15 CFR 400.2(c)) as an option for the establishment or reorganization of zones; Whereas, the World Trade Center Savannah, LLC, grantee of ForeignTrade Zone 104, submitted an application to the Board (FTZ Docket B– 50–2012, docketed 07–17–2012) for authority to expand the service area of the zone to include Richmond and Columbia Counties, Georgia, as described in the application, adjacent to the Columbia, South Carolina Customs and Border Protection port of entry; and Fmt 4703 Signed at Washington, DC, this 10th day of June 2013. Paul Piquado, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Import Administration, Alternate Chairman, ForeignTrade Zones Board. Attest: BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P Foreign-Trade Zones Board Frm 00006 the grantee proposes three usage-driven sites (Sites 18, 19 and 20); Whereas, notice inviting public comment was given in the Federal Register (77 FR 43047, 07/23/12) 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 the Board’s regulations are satisfied; Now, therefore, the Board hereby orders: The application to reorganize FTZ 104 to expand the service area and the zone under the ASF is approved, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.13, and to the Board’s standard 2,000-acre activation limit for the zone, and to a three-year ASF sunset provision for usage-driven sites that would terminate authority for Sites 18, 19 and 20 if no foreign-status merchandise is admitted for a bona fide purpose by June 30, 2016. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE PO 00000 36165 Sfmt 4703 Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Order No. 1902] Reorganization and Expansion of Foreign-Trade Zone 79 Under Alternative Site Framework Tampa, Florida 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 1170–1173, 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 City of Tampa, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 79, submitted an application to the Board (FTZ Docket 24–2012, filed 03/23/12) for authority to reorganize and expand under the ASF with a service area of the Counties of E:\FR\FM\17JNN1.SGM 17JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 116 (Monday, June 17, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36164-36165]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-14136]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Tongass National Forest; Ketchikan-Misty Fiords Ranger District; 
Alaska; Saddle Lakes Timber Sale Environmental Impact Statement

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Corrected notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact 
statement; correction.

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SUMMARY: A Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Saddle Lakes Timber Sale project was published in the 
Federal Register (77 FR 27013) on May 8, 2012. Due to the length of 
time that has passed since the first NOI was published, and changes in 
the dates that the Draft and Final Environmental Impact Statements are 
expected, the Tongass National Forest is publishing this Corrected NOI. 
Additionally, the United States Department of Agriculture published a 
final rule in the Federal Register (78 FR 18481-18504) on March 27, 
2013 to establish a new process by which the public may file objections 
seeking predecisional administrative review of proposed projects and 
activities implementing land management plans documented with a Record 
of Decision or Decision Notice (reference 36 CFR part 218). This new 
process replaces the administrative appeals process at 36 CFR part 215. 
As the Record of Decision for the Saddle Lakes project is not expected 
until after September 27, 2013, the Saddle Lakes project is now subject 
to these new predecisional administrative review procedures.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Howle, Team Leader, Ketchikan-
Misty Fiords Ranger District, 3031 Tongass Avenue, Ketchikan, Alaska 
99901, (907) 225-3542.

Corrections

    In the Federal Register (77 FR 27013-27015) of May 8, 2012 on page 
27014, in the first column, correct the DATES caption to read:

DATES: Additional opportunity for formal comments will be accepted 
after release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, which is 
expected to be published in October 2013. The Final Environmental 
Impact Statement is expected in May 2014.

    In the Federal Register (77 FR 27013-27015) of May 8, 2012 on page 
27014, in the first column, correct the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
caption as follows:
    Remove the contact information for Rob Reeck and Linda Pulliam. 
Correct the caption to read:

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: ; or Susan Howle, Team Leader, 
telephone (907) 225-3542, also at the Ketchikan-Misty Fiords Ranger 
District, 3031 Tongass Avenue, Ketchikan, Alaska 99901.

    In the Federal Register (77 FR 27013-27015) of May 8, 2012 on page 
27015, in the first column, after last paragraph, correct by adding the 
following under ``Scoping Process'' caption:

    Scoping Process: Forest Service regulations at 36 CFR part 218, 
Subparts A and B, published March 27, 2013 (78 FR 18481-18504) 
regarding the project-level predecisional administrative review 
process applies to projects and activities implementing land 
management plans that are not authorized under the Healthy Forest 
Restoration Act. This proposed project is subject to 36 CFR part 
218. Instead of an appeal period, there will be an objection process 
before the final decision is made, and after the Final Environmental 
Impact Statement and draft Record of Decision are mailed (reference 
36 CFR 218.7). Individuals and entities as defined in 36 CFR 218.2 
who have submitted timely, specific written comments (see 36 CFR 
218.2) regarding a proposed project or activity that is subject to 
these regulations during any designated opportunity for public 
comment may file an objection. Objections will be accepted only from 
those who have previously submitted timely, specific written 
comments regarding the proposed project during scoping, the 45-day 
DEIS comment period, or other public

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involvement opportunity where written comments are requested by the 
responsible official in accordance with 36 218.5(a).

    Dated: June 7, 2013.
Forrest Cole,
Forest Supervisor, Tongass National Forest.
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