National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) and National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP) Advisory Committee, 57877 [2013-22906]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 183 / Friday, September 20, 2013 / Notices Send your comments or requests for more information by any of the following methods: • Email: r3planning@fws.gov. Include ‘‘DeSoto and Boyer Chute EA/Draft CCP’’ in the subject line of the message. • Fax: Attention: Refuge Manager, 712–388–4808. • U.S. Mail: Attention: Refuge Manager, DeSoto and Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuges, 1434 316th Lane, Missouri Valley, IA 51555. • In-Person Drop Off: You may drop off comments during regular business hours at the above address. You will find the draft EA/CCP, as well as information about the planning process and a summary of the CCP, on the planning Web site: http:// www.fws.gov/midwest/planning/desoto_ boyerchute/index.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tom Cox, 712–388–4801. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ADDRESSES: Introduction With this notice, we continue the CCP process for DeSoto and Boyer Chute National Wildlife Refuges. We began the CCP process for Boyer Chute Refuge by publishing a notice of intent in the Federal Register (75 FR 7289) on February 18, 2010 and for DeSoto Refuge by publishing a notice of intent in the Federal Register (76 FR 76745) on December 8, 2011. For more information about the initial process and the history of these refuges, see those notices. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background The National Wildlife Refuge System Administration Act of 1966, as amended by the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997 (16 U.S.C. 668dd–668ee) (Administration Act), requires us to develop a CCP for each national wildlife refuge. The purpose in developing a CCP is to provide refuge managers with a 15-year strategy for achieving refuge purposes and contributing toward the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System (NWRS), consistent with sound principles of fish and wildlife management, conservation, legal mandates, and Service policies. In addition to outlining broad management direction on conserving wildlife and their habitats, CCPs identify wildlifedependent recreational opportunities available to the public, including opportunities for hunting, fishing, wildlife observation and photography, and environmental education and interpretation. We will review and update the CCP at least every 15 years in accordance with the Administration Act. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:24 Sep 19, 2013 Jkt 229001 Each unit of the NWRS was established for specific purposes. We use these purposes as the foundation for developing and prioritizing the management goals and objectives for each refuge within the NWRS mission, and to determine how the public can use each refuge. The planning process is a way for us and the public to evaluate management goals and objectives that will ensure the best possible approach to wildlife, plant, and habitat conservation, while providing for wildlife-dependent recreation opportunities that are compatible with each refuge’s establishing purposes and the mission of the NWRS. Additional Information The draft EA/CCP, which includes detailed information about the planning process, refuges, issues, and management alternatives considered and proposed, may be found at http:// www.fws.gov/midwest/planning/desoto_ boyerchute/index.html. Public Involvement We will give the public an opportunity to provide input at public meetings. You can obtain the schedule from the address or Web site listed in this notice (see ADDRESSES). You may also submit comments anytime during the comment period. Public Availability of Comments Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personally identifiable information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personally identifiable information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personally identifiable information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Charles M. Wooley, Acting Regional Director, Midwest Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2013–22956 Filed 9–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) and National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP) Advisory Committee U.S. Geological Survey, Interior. Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Pursuant to Public Law 106– 148, the NCGMP and NGGDPP Advisory Committee will hold an audio conference call on October 31, 2013, from 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. The Advisory Committee, comprising representatives from Federal agencies, State agencies, academic institutions, and private companies, shall advise the Director of the U.S. Geological Survey on planning and implementation of the geologic mapping and data preservation programs. The Committee will hear updates on progress of the NCGMP toward fulfilling the purposes of the National Geological Mapping Act of 1992, as well as updates on the NGGDPP toward fulfilling the purposes of the Energy Policy Act of 2005. DATES: October 31, 2013, from 8 a.m.– 5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For the phone number and access code, please contact Michael Marketti, U.S. Geological Survey, Mail Stop 908, National Center, Reston, Virginia 20192, (703) 648–6976. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Meetings of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program and National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program Advisory Committee are open to the Public. SUMMARY: Kevin T. Gallagher, Associate Director for Core Science Systems. [FR Doc. 2013–22906 Filed 9–19–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4311–AM–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLAZP02000.L51010000.FX0000. LVRWA12A3170; AZA35927] Notice of Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Maricopa Solar Park Project in Maricopa County, AZ Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent. Sfmt 4703 In compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (NEPA), and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, as amended, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lower Sonoran Field Office, Phoenix, Arizona, intends to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) and by this notice is announcing the beginning of SUMMARY: U.S. Geological Survey PO 00000 Notice of annual meeting: audio conference. ACTION: AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AGENCY: 57877 E:\FR\FM\20SEN1.SGM 20SEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

U.S. Geological Survey


National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program (NCGMP) and 
National Geological and Geophysical Data Preservation Program (NGGDPP) 
Advisory Committee

AGENCY: U.S. Geological Survey, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of annual meeting: audio conference.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to Public Law 106-148, the NCGMP and NGGDPP Advisory 
Committee will hold an audio conference call on October 31, 2013, from 
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time. The Advisory Committee, 
comprising representatives from Federal agencies, State agencies, 
academic institutions, and private companies, shall advise the Director 
of the U.S. Geological Survey on planning and implementation of the 
geologic mapping and data preservation programs.
    The Committee will hear updates on progress of the NCGMP toward 
fulfilling the purposes of the National Geological Mapping Act of 1992, 
as well as updates on the NGGDPP toward fulfilling the purposes of the 
Energy Policy Act of 2005.

DATES: October 31, 2013, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For the phone number and access code, 
please contact Michael Marketti, U.S. Geological Survey, Mail Stop 908, 
National Center, Reston, Virginia 20192, (703) 648-6976.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Meetings of the National Cooperative 
Geologic Mapping Program and National Geological and Geophysical Data 
Preservation Program Advisory Committee are open to the Public.

Kevin T. Gallagher,
Associate Director for Core Science Systems.
[FR Doc. 2013-22906 Filed 9-19-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4311-AM-P