Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Bird Hazard Reduction Program at John F. Kennedy International Airport, 58515-58516 [2013-23184]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 24, 2013 / Notices and other relevant data, we have reached a preliminary determination that field testing this product will not have a significant impact on the quality of the human environment, and that an environmental impact statement need not be prepared. We intend to authorize shipment of this product for field testing following the close of the comment period for this notice unless new substantial issues bearing on the effects of this action are brought to our attention. We also intend to issue a U.S. Veterinary Biological Product license for this product, provided the field test data support the conclusions of the environmental assessment and the issuance of a finding of no significant impact and the product meets all other requirements for licensing. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before October 24, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2013-00770001. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2013–0077, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may be viewed at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2013-0077 or in our reading room, which is located in room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 7997039 before coming. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Donna Malloy, Section Leader, Operational Support Section, Center for Veterinary Biologics, Policy, Evaluation, and Licensing, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road Unit 148, Riverdale, MD 20737– 1231; phone (301) 851–3426, fax (301) 734–4314; email: Donna.L.Malloy@aphis.usda.gov. For information regarding the environmental assessment or the risk analysis, or to request a copy of the environmental assessment or the risk analysis (with confidential business information redacted), contact Dr. Patricia Foley, Risk Manager, Center for Veterinary Biologics, Policy, Evaluation, and Licensing, VS, APHIS, 1920 Dayton Avenue, P.O. Box 844, Ames, IA 50010; VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:49 Sep 23, 2013 Jkt 229001 phone (515) 337–6100, fax (515) 337– 6120 Under the Virus-Serum-Toxin Act (21 U.S.C. 151 et seq.), a veterinary biological product must be shown to be pure, safe, potent, and efficacious before a veterinary biological product license may be issued. A field test is generally necessary to satisfy prelicensing requirements for veterinary biological products. Prior to conducting a field test on an unlicensed product, an applicant must obtain approval from the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), as well as obtain APHIS’ authorization to ship the product for field testing. To determine whether to authorize shipment and grant approval for the field testing of the unlicensed product referenced in this notice, APHIS conducted a risk analysis to evaluate the potential effects of this product on the safety of animals, public health, and the environment. Using the risk analysis and other relevant data, APHIS has prepared an environmental assessment (EA) concerning the field testing of the following unlicensed product: Requester: Bayer HealthCare LLC, Animal Health Division. Product: DNA Immunostimulant. Possible Field Test Locations: Texas, Mississippi, and Georgia for poultry; Nebraska, Indiana, and Missouri for cattle. The above mentioned product consists of non-replicating plasmid DNA in an immunogenic complex for use as an immunostimulant. This product will be recommended for the reduction in morbidity and mortality due to Escherichia coli in chickens and reduction in bovine respiratory disease due to Mannheimia haemolytica in cattle. The EA has been prepared in accordance with: (1) The National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), (2) regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), (3) USDA regulations implementing NEPA (7 CFR part 1b), and (4) APHIS’ NEPA Implementing Procedures (7 CFR part 372). Unless substantial issues with adverse environmental impacts are raised in response to this notice, APHIS intends to issue a finding of no significant impact (FONSI) based on the EA and authorize shipment of the above product for the initiation of field tests following the close of the comment period for this notice. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58515 Because the issues raised by field testing and by issuance of a license are identical, APHIS has concluded that the EA that is generated for field testing would also be applicable to the proposed licensing action. Provided that the field test data support the conclusions of the original EA and the issuance of a FONSI, APHIS does not intend to issue a separate EA and FONSI to support the issuance of the veterinary biological product license, and would determine that an environmental impact statement need not be prepared. APHIS intends to issue a veterinary biological product license for this product following completion of the field test provided no adverse impacts on the human environment are identified and provided the product meets all other requirements for licensing. Authority: 21 U.S.C. 151–159. Done in Washington, DC, this 19th day of September 2013. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2013–23175 Filed 9–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS–2013–0063] Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Bird Hazard Reduction Program at John F. Kennedy International Airport Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of intent and public scoping process. AGENCY: We are advising the public that a supplemental environmental impact statement will be prepared by the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service to analyze a proposed method for managing hazards to aircraft at John F. Kennedy International Airport associated with non-native mute swans in the Gateway National Recreation Area. This action is a supplement to the Gull Hazard Reduction Program at John F. Kennedy International Airport Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), May 1994, and the Supplemental EIS, June 2012. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before October 24, 2013. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24SEN1.SGM 24SEN1 58516 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 185 / Tuesday, September 24, 2013 / Notices • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2013-00630001. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2013–0063, USDA–APHIS Wildlife Services, 1930 Route 9, Castleton, NY 12033–9653. Any comments we may receive on this notice may be viewed at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2013-0063 or at the New York USDA–APHIS Wildlife Services State Office at the address listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (518) 477–4837 before coming. This notice and associated documents are also posted on the APHIS Web site at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/ regulations/ws/ ws_environmental_new_york.shtml. Mr. Martin Lowney, Wildlife Services, APHIS, 1930 Route 9, Castleton, NY 12033–9653; (518) 477–4837. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), in cooperation with the Department of the Interior’s Fish and Wildlife Service and National Park Service, the Federal Aviation Administration, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the New York City Departments of Environmental Protection and Parks and Recreation, intends to prepare a supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) to consider additional methods to reduce aircraft hazards associated with the mute swan population in Gateway National Recreation Area. Subsequent to the completion of a 2012 Supplement to the Gull Hazard Reduction Program at John F. Kennedy International Airport Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), 1994, APHIS has determined there is a need for additional mute swan damage management beyond the impact parameter examined in the 2012 SEIS. The agencies are proposing to add additional techniques to the list of methods which may be used to reduce hazards from mute swans residing at Gateway National Recreation Area. Lethal methods could include shooting or euthanasia in conjunction with live traps. Non-lethal methods could include live-capture and adoption by private VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:49 Sep 23, 2013 Jkt 229001 entities with some mobility restrictions (e.g., pinioned wings, no release on public waters, release on private ponds only, marking or banding individual birds, and sterilization). Live-capture and relocation is not being proposed as an alternative at this time because it is currently prohibited by the NYSDEC. APHIS will use an interdisciplinary approach in compliance with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Agency mandates, policies, and regulations to address the following questions in the proposed SEIS: • How can the agencies best respond to the need to minimize damage threats to aircraft and human safety from mute swan strikes? • What are the environmental impacts of implementing various management strategies, lethal and nonlethal, such as shooting, euthanasia, live capture, relocation, etc.? • Will the management strategies mentioned above have significant environmental impacts? The scope of the 2012 SEIS will be broadened to include analysis for expanded mute swan hazard management at the Gateway National Recreation Area. The SEIS will review the efficacy and impacts of current mute swan management efforts and analyze impacts of new and/or expanded methods for wildlife hazard management at John F. Kennedy International Airport. Members of the public are encouraged to visit the Web site for the SEIS at http:// www.aphis.usda.gov/regulations/ws/ ws_environmental_new_york.shtml to learn more about mute swan hazards to aircraft and methods for addressing hazards associated with mute swans at Gateway National Recreation Area. We anticipate that the draft SEIS will be available for review by the general public by November 30, 2013. The SEIS will be prepared in accordance with: (1) NEPA, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), (2) regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality for implementing the procedural provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500–1508), (3) USDA regulations implementing NEPA (7 CFR part 1b), and (4) APHIS’ NEPA Implementing Procedures (7 CFR part 372). Done in Washington, DC, this 19th day of September 2013. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2013–23184 Filed 9–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Farm Service Agency Information Collection; Direct Loan Servicing-Regular Farm Service Agency, USDA. Notice; request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is seeking comments from all interested individuals and organizations on the extension with a revision of a currently approved information collection that supports Direct Loan Servicing-Regular programs. The information is used to determine borrower compliance with loan agreements, assist the borrower in achieving business goals, and regular servicing of the loan account such as graduation, subordination, partial release, and use of proceeds. The number of respondents and annual number of responses in this information collection has been adjusted to reflect the improved reporting ability for respondents and to correct some calculation errors in the previous information collection numbers. No additional forms, response actions, or time increases (other than travel time) were added as part of this revision. DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by November 25, 2013. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. In your comments, include date, volume, and page number, and the OMB control number and the title of the information collection of this issue of the Federal Register. You may submit comments by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to: www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: J. Lee Nault, Loan Specialist, USDA/FSA/FLP, STOP 0523, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–0503. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 185 (Tuesday, September 24, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 58515-58516]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-23184]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

[Docket No. APHIS-2013-0063]


Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the Bird Hazard 
Reduction Program at John F. Kennedy International Airport

AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of intent and public scoping process.

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SUMMARY: We are advising the public that a supplemental environmental 
impact statement will be prepared by the Animal and Plant Health 
Inspection Service to analyze a proposed method for managing hazards to 
aircraft at John F. Kennedy International Airport associated with non-
native mute swans in the Gateway National Recreation Area. This action 
is a supplement to the Gull Hazard Reduction Program at John F. Kennedy 
International Airport Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), May 
1994, and the Supplemental EIS, June 2012.

DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before 
October 24, 2013.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods:

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     Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=APHIS-2013-0063-0001.
     Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to 
Docket No. APHIS-2013-0063, USDA-APHIS Wildlife Services, 1930 Route 9, 
Castleton, NY 12033-9653.
    Any comments we may receive on this notice may be viewed at http://www.regulations.gov/#!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2013-0063 or at the New York 
USDA-APHIS Wildlife Services State Office at the address listed under 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to 
help you, please call (518) 477-4837 before coming.
    This notice and associated documents are also posted on the APHIS 
Web site at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/regulations/ws/ws_environmental_new_york.shtml.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Martin Lowney, Wildlife Services, 
APHIS, 1930 Route 9, Castleton, NY 12033-9653; (518) 477-4837.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), in 
cooperation with the Department of the Interior's Fish and Wildlife 
Service and National Park Service, the Federal Aviation Administration, 
the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), 
the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and the New York City 
Departments of Environmental Protection and Parks and Recreation, 
intends to prepare a supplemental environmental impact statement (SEIS) 
to consider additional methods to reduce aircraft hazards associated 
with the mute swan population in Gateway National Recreation Area. 
Subsequent to the completion of a 2012 Supplement to the Gull Hazard 
Reduction Program at John F. Kennedy International Airport Final 
Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), 1994, APHIS has determined there 
is a need for additional mute swan damage management beyond the impact 
parameter examined in the 2012 SEIS.
    The agencies are proposing to add additional techniques to the list 
of methods which may be used to reduce hazards from mute swans residing 
at Gateway National Recreation Area. Lethal methods could include 
shooting or euthanasia in conjunction with live traps. Non-lethal 
methods could include live-capture and adoption by private entities 
with some mobility restrictions (e.g., pinioned wings, no release on 
public waters, release on private ponds only, marking or banding 
individual birds, and sterilization). Live-capture and relocation is 
not being proposed as an alternative at this time because it is 
currently prohibited by the NYSDEC.
    APHIS will use an interdisciplinary approach in compliance with 
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Agency mandates, policies, 
and regulations to address the following questions in the proposed 
SEIS:
     How can the agencies best respond to the need to minimize 
damage threats to aircraft and human safety from mute swan strikes?
     What are the environmental impacts of implementing various 
management strategies, lethal and non-lethal, such as shooting, 
euthanasia, live capture, relocation, etc.?
     Will the management strategies mentioned above have 
significant environmental impacts?
    The scope of the 2012 SEIS will be broadened to include analysis 
for expanded mute swan hazard management at the Gateway National 
Recreation Area. The SEIS will review the efficacy and impacts of 
current mute swan management efforts and analyze impacts of new and/or 
expanded methods for wildlife hazard management at John F. Kennedy 
International Airport. Members of the public are encouraged to visit 
the Web site for the SEIS at http://www.aphis.usda.gov/regulations/ws/ws_environmental_new_york.shtml to learn more about mute swan 
hazards to aircraft and methods for addressing hazards associated with 
mute swans at Gateway National Recreation Area.
    We anticipate that the draft SEIS will be available for review by 
the general public by November 30, 2013. The SEIS will be prepared in 
accordance with: (1) NEPA, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), (2) 
regulations of the Council on Environmental Quality for implementing 
the procedural provisions of NEPA (40 CFR parts 1500-1508), (3) USDA 
regulations implementing NEPA (7 CFR part 1b), and (4) APHIS' NEPA 
Implementing Procedures (7 CFR part 372).

    Done in Washington, DC, this 19th day of September 2013.
Kevin Shea,
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service.
[FR Doc. 2013-23184 Filed 9-23-13; 8:45 am]
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