Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Montana; Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan To Comply With a District of Montana Court Order (Temporary Roads), 55055-55056 [2013-21806]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 174 / Monday, September 9, 2013 / Notices BILLING CODE 3410–30–C DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Montana; Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan To Comply With a District of Montana Court Order (Temporary Roads) AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA. Notice of intent to prepare a supplemental environmental impact statement. ACTION: The Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest will prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to the 2009 Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan) environmental analysis in response to a May 24, 2013 Order from the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana. The Court directed the Forest Service to ‘‘. . . supplement its EIS for the Forest Plan to explain or support, if possible, its decision to exclude temporary roads from the road density objectives . . . .’’ The supplement will address the Forest Plan Goal for Wildlife Security and density of roads and trails open to motorized use displayed in Tables 13 and 14 on pages 45–47 of the Forest Plan. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:01 Sep 06, 2013 Jkt 229001 Purpose and Need for Action The Forest Plan provides management direction for activities on the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest for the next 10 to 15 years, including direction on eight revision topics (vegetation, wildlife, aquatic resources, recreation and travel management, fire management, livestock grazing, timber and recommended wilderness). In 2012, Native Ecosystems Council and Alliance for the Wild Rockies filed a complaint in U.S. District Court for the District of Montana (case 9:12–cv–00027–DLC) alleging the Forest Plan failed to ensure elk viability because the Forest Service did not disclose and consider the best available science in its analysis of road density. In a May 24, 2013 Order, the U.S. District Court for the District of PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Montana found the Forest Service ‘‘. . . complied with the general requirements of the 1982 viability regulation for elk and adequately disclosed the science upon which it relied to determine appropriate road density levels for areas with different management goals. . . . However, the Forest Service did not explain or support its decision to exclude temporary roads from the road density objectives.’’ Therefore, there is a need to evaluate the effects of temporary roads to comply with the court’s order. Proposed Action We are uncertain if there is a need to change management direction in the Forest Plan. A determination will be made based upon the analysis of the effects of temporary road construction and use. The Draft SEIS may or may not propose an amendment to the Forest Plan. We expect to have a Draft SEIS available for public review and comment in February, 2014. The comment period for the Draft SEIS will be 90 days from the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes the notice of availability in the Federal Register. We believe, at this early stage, it is important to give reviewers notice of several court rulings related to public participation in the environmental review process. First, reviewers of draft environmental impact statements must structure their participation in the environmental review of the proposal so that it is meaningful and alerts an agency to the reviewer’s position and contentions. Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corp. v. E:\FR\FM\09SEN1.SGM 09SEN1 EN09SE13.001</GPH> Scoping is not required for supplements to environmental impact statements (40 CFR 1502.9(c)(4)). Review and comments will be solicited once the Draft SEIS is filed with EPA. The Draft SEIS is expected in February, 2014. ADDRESSES: The line officer responsible for the decision is the BeaverheadDeerlodge National Forest Supervisor, 420 Barrett Street, Dillon, MT 59725. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jan Bowey at 406–842–5432 or email jbowey@fs.fed.us. 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 Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: [FR Doc. 2013–21764 Filed 9–6–13; 8:45 am] 55055 55056 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 174 / Monday, September 9, 2013 / Notices NRDC, 435 U.S. 519, 553 (1978). Also, environmental objections that could have been raised at the draft environmental impact statement stage but are not raised until after completion of the final environmental impact statement may be waived or dismissed by the courts. City of Angoon v. Hodel, 803 F.2d 1016, 1022 (9th Circ. 1986) and Wisconsin Heritages, Inc. v. Harris, 490 F. Supp. 1334, 1338 (E.D. Wis. 1980). Because of these court rulings, it is very important that those interested in this analysis participate by the close of the 90-day comment period so substantive comments and objections are made available to the Forest Service at a time when it can meaningfully consider and respond to them in the Final SEIS. Nature of Decision To Be Made Based on the SEIS, the Forest Supervisor will determine whether or not additional management direction will be incorporated into the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan. Notice and opportunity for public comment. ACTION: Pursuant to Section 251 of the Trade Act 1974, as amended (19 U.S.C. 2341 et seq.), the Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. Accordingly, EDA has initiated investigations to determine whether increased imports into the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those produced by each of these firms contributed importantly to the total or partial separation of the firm’s workers, or threat thereof, and to a decrease in sales or production of each petitioning firm. SUMMARY: Dated: August 29, 2013. Timothy Garcia, Acting Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 2013–21806 Filed 9–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Economic Development Administration Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce. AGENCY: LIST OF PETITIONS RECEIVED BY EDA FOR CERTIFICATION ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY FOR TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE [8/22/2013 through 9/3/2013] Date accepted for investigation Firm name Firm address Omaha Printing Company .................... 4700 F St., Omaha, NE 68117 ............. 8/22/2013 Military Truck Parts, Inc ........................ 37910 HWY. 191, Many, LA 71449 ..... 8/30/2013 Nedza International Greenbriar). 4240 Colham Ferry Road, Watkinsville, GA 30677. 8/30/2013 Inc. (dba The tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Any party having a substantial interest in these proceedings may request a public hearing on the matter. A written request for a hearing must be submitted to the Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms Division, Room 71030, Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, Washington, DC 20230, no later than ten (10) calendar days following publication of this notice. Please follow the requirements set forth in EDA’s regulations at 13 CFR 315.9 for procedures to request a public hearing. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance official number and title for the program under which these petitions are submitted is 11.313, Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms. Dated: September 3, 2013. Michael DeVillo, Eligibility Examiner. [FR Doc. 2013–21837 Filed 9–6–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–WH–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:01 Sep 06, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [Order No. 1913] Approval for Manufacturing (Production) Authority; Foreign-Trade Zone 141; Firth Rixson, Inc. d/b/a Firth Rixson Monroe (Aircraft Turbine Components); Rochester, New York 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, Monroe County, New York, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 141, has requested manufacturing (production) authority on behalf of Firth Rixson, Inc. d/b/a Firth Rixson Monroe (Firth Rixson), within FTZ 141 in Rochester, New York (FTZ Docket 30–2011, filed 4–29–2011); Whereas, notice inviting public comment has been given in the Federal Register (76 FR 25300–25301, 5–4– 2011; 77 FR 43572–43573, 7–25–2012; 78 FR 2658, 1–14–2013; 78 FR 9033, 2– 7–2013) and the application has been PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Product(s) The firm manufactures commercial printed products. The firm is a manufacturer of specialty vehicles such as military transport and civilian first responder utility vehicles. The firm manufactures hi-fire functional stoneware. 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 would be satisfied, and that the proposal would be in the public interest if approval were subject to restriction; Now, therefore, the Board hereby orders: The application for manufacturing (production) authority under zone procedures within FTZ 141 on behalf of Firth Rixson, as described in the application and Federal Register notice, is approved, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.13, and further subject to a restriction requiring that Firth Rixson admit all foreign-status titanium products to the zone under privileged foreign status (19 CFR 146.41). E:\FR\FM\09SEN1.SGM 09SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 174 (Monday, September 9, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 55055-55056]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-21806]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Montana; Supplemental 
Environmental Impact Statement for the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National 
Forest Land and Resource Management Plan To Comply With a District of 
Montana Court Order (Temporary Roads)

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare a supplemental environmental impact 
statement.

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SUMMARY: The Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest will prepare a 
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to the 2009 
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan 
(Forest Plan) environmental analysis in response to a May 24, 2013 
Order from the U.S. District Court for the District of Montana. The 
Court directed the Forest Service to ``. . . supplement its EIS for the 
Forest Plan to explain or support, if possible, its decision to exclude 
temporary roads from the road density objectives . . . .'' The 
supplement will address the Forest Plan Goal for Wildlife Security and 
density of roads and trails open to motorized use displayed in Tables 
13 and 14 on pages 45-47 of the Forest Plan.

DATES: Scoping is not required for supplements to environmental impact 
statements (40 CFR 1502.9(c)(4)). Review and comments will be solicited 
once the Draft SEIS is filed with EPA. The Draft SEIS is expected in 
February, 2014.

ADDRESSES: The line officer responsible for the decision is the 
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest Supervisor, 420 Barrett Street, 
Dillon, MT 59725.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jan Bowey at 406-842-5432 or email 
jbowey@fs.fed.us. 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 Time, Monday through 
Friday.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Purpose and Need for Action

    The Forest Plan provides management direction for activities on the 
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest for the next 10 to 15 years, 
including direction on eight revision topics (vegetation, wildlife, 
aquatic resources, recreation and travel management, fire management, 
livestock grazing, timber and recommended wilderness). In 2012, Native 
Ecosystems Council and Alliance for the Wild Rockies filed a complaint 
in U.S. District Court for the District of Montana (case 9:12-cv-00027-
DLC) alleging the Forest Plan failed to ensure elk viability because 
the Forest Service did not disclose and consider the best available 
science in its analysis of road density. In a May 24, 2013 Order, the 
U.S. District Court for the District of Montana found the Forest 
Service ``. . . complied with the general requirements of the 1982 
viability regulation for elk and adequately disclosed the science upon 
which it relied to determine appropriate road density levels for areas 
with different management goals. . . . However, the Forest Service did 
not explain or support its decision to exclude temporary roads from the 
road density objectives.'' Therefore, there is a need to evaluate the 
effects of temporary roads to comply with the court's order.

Proposed Action

    We are uncertain if there is a need to change management direction 
in the Forest Plan. A determination will be made based upon the 
analysis of the effects of temporary road construction and use. The 
Draft SEIS may or may not propose an amendment to the Forest Plan.
    We expect to have a Draft SEIS available for public review and 
comment in February, 2014. The comment period for the Draft SEIS will 
be 90 days from the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes 
the notice of availability in the Federal Register. We believe, at this 
early stage, it is important to give reviewers notice of several court 
rulings related to public participation in the environmental review 
process. First, reviewers of draft environmental impact statements must 
structure their participation in the environmental review of the 
proposal so that it is meaningful and alerts an agency to the 
reviewer's position and contentions. Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corp. 
v.

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NRDC, 435 U.S. 519, 553 (1978). Also, environmental objections that 
could have been raised at the draft environmental impact statement 
stage but are not raised until after completion of the final 
environmental impact statement may be waived or dismissed by the 
courts. City of Angoon v. Hodel, 803 F.2d 1016, 1022 (9th Circ. 1986) 
and Wisconsin Heritages, Inc. v. Harris, 490 F. Supp. 1334, 1338 (E.D. 
Wis. 1980). Because of these court rulings, it is very important that 
those interested in this analysis participate by the close of the 90-
day comment period so substantive comments and objections are made 
available to the Forest Service at a time when it can meaningfully 
consider and respond to them in the Final SEIS.

Nature of Decision To Be Made

    Based on the SEIS, the Forest Supervisor will determine whether or 
not additional management direction will be incorporated into the 
Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan.

    Dated: August 29, 2013.
Timothy Garcia,
Acting Forest Supervisor.
[FR Doc. 2013-21806 Filed 9-6-13; 8:45 am]
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