Southwestern Region: Invasive Plant Control Project, Carson and Santa Fe National Forests, New Mexico, 64909-64910 [2013-25708]

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[FR Doc. 2013–25371 Filed 10–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Southwestern Region: Invasive Plant Control Project, Carson and Santa Fe National Forests, New Mexico AGENCY: ACTION: Forest Service, USDA. Notice; correction. On December 15, 2000, the USDA Forest Service published a notice of intent (NOI) in the Federal Register (65 FR 78464) to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for controlling invasive plants in the Carson and Santa Fe National Forests. The agency published a notice of availability (NOA) for the Draft EIS in the Federal Register (69 FR 42722) on July 16, 2004. A record of decision was signed on September 12, 2005 and an NOA was subsequently published in the Federal Register (70 FR 69967) on November 18, 2005. Members of the public appealed the decision before the Regional Forester of the Southwestern Region, who reviewed the decision in accordance with 36 CFR 215.7. The Regional Forester’s decision, issued on February 23, 2006, reversed the Responsible Officials’ decision on the project, with the following instructions: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64909 (1) Complete the analysis of effects on the Management Indicator Species population trend for ptarmigan. (2) Strengthen the disclosure of cumulative effects to wildlife species. (3) Address the concern about the use of picloram in municipal watersheds. On September 10, 2009, the USDA Forest Service published a corrected NOI in the Federal Register (74 FR 46562). The NOI listed the date of completion and distribution for the draft supplemental environmental impact statement (DSEIS) as being December 2009. Revised dates: It is estimated the DSEIS will be completed and available for review no later than March 31, 2014. A 45-day comment period will follow. The Forest Service estimates the final supplemental environmental impact statement (FSEIS) and draft records of decision (each forest is preparing its own record of decision) will be released in July 2014. Pursuant to 36 CFR 218, a 45-day objection period will follow. The final records of decision are expected to be released no later than December 2014. ADDRESSES: The DSEIS will be posted on these Web sites: Carson National Forest: https:// www.fs.usda.gov/land/carson/ landmanagement Santa Fe National Forest: https:// www.fs.usda.gov/projects/santafe/ landmanagement A limited number of paper copies will be available upon request from either forest: Carson Forest Supervisor’s Office, 208 Cruz Alta Road, Taos, NM 87571, Attn: Planning; or Santa Fe National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 11 Forest Lane, Santa Fe, NM 87508, Attn: Julie Bain. The address to which to send comments will be published with the DSEIS. DATES: Julie Bain, Forest Environmental Coordinator, Santa Fe National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 11 Forest Lane, Santa Fe, NM 87508, (505) 438–5443, jbain@fs.fed.us. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: An SEIS is needed to update certain elements of the analysis and correct deficiencies identified in the 2005 Invasive Plant Control Project Final Environmental Impact Statement and records of decision. The DSEIS will document the analysis of effects for the same range of alternatives as the 2005 final EIS. The proposed action, which includes the use of herbicides to control invasive species, remains the preferred alternative. The Forest Supervisors of the Carson and Santa Fe National Forests are the responsible officials. Each responsible FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1 64910 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 210 / Wednesday, October 30, 2013 / Notices official will decide whether the project will be implemented on their respective national forest and each will prepare a separate record of decision. Importance of Public Participation in Subsequent Environmental Review: The comment period for the DSEIS will be 45 days in duration and commence the day after the NOA is published in the Federal Register. Legal notices announcing the availability of the DSEIS will also be published in the newspapers of record, the Albuquerque Journal and The Taos News, and posted on the Forests’ Web sites. This project implements the land management plans and is not authorized under the Healthy Forest Restoration Act, and is therefore subject to subparts A and B of 36 CFR part 218. Objections to the draft records of decision will be accepted only from those who have previously submitted specific written comments regarding the proposed project during the designated opportunity for public comment in accordance with 36 CFR 218.5(a). Issues raised in objections must be based on previously submitted timely, specific written comments regarding the proposed project. Issues raised based on new information arising after the opportunity to comment will be considered as well. Dated: October 21, 2013. Joseph Norrell, Deputy Forest Supervisor, Santa Fe National Forest. [FR Doc. 2013–25708 Filed 10–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Virginia Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meetings. AGENCY: ACTION: The Virginia Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Roanoke, Virginia. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination Act (Pub. L. 110–343) (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. The meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the meeting is to prioritize and recommend projects for funding. DATES: The meetings will be held on Fridays between December 6, 2013 and emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:58 Oct 29, 2013 Jkt 232001 February 7, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Exact meeting dates are: • December 6, 2013: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. • December 13, 2013: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. • January 10, 2014: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. • January 17, 2014: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. • January 24, 2014: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. • January 31, 2014: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. • February 7, 2014: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All Resource Advisory Committee meetings are subject to change or cancellation. Contact Michael Williams, Public Affairs Specialist, Supervisor’s Office, 540–265–5173, mrwilliams04@ fs.fed.us for status of Resource Advisory Committee meetings prior to attending each meeting. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests Supervisor’s Office conference room at 5162 Valleypointe Parkway, Roanoke, Virginia 24019. Written comments may be submitted as described under Supplementary Information. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at the George Washington and Jefferson National Forest Supervisor’s Office. Please call ahead to 540–265–5100 to facilitate entry into the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael Williams, Public Affairs Specialist, Supervisor’s Office, 540– 265–5173, mrwilliams04@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 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. Please make requests in advance for sign language interpreting, assistive listening devices or other reasonable accommodation for access to the facility or proceedings by contacting the person listed For Further Information. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Additional information on the Virginia Resource Advisory Committee can be found by visiting the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests’ Web site at: www.fs.fed.us/r8/ gwj. Anyone who would like to bring related matters to the attention of the committee may file written statements with the committee staff before or after the meeting. The agenda will include time for people to make oral statements of three minutes or less. Individuals wishing to make an oral statement should request in writing within one week of each scheduled meeting to be scheduled on the agenda. Written PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 comments and requests for time for oral comments must be sent to Michael Williams, Public Affairs Specialist, George Washington and Jefferson National Forests Supervisor’s Office at 5162 Valleypointe Parkway, Roanoke, Virginia 24019; by email to mrwilliams04@fs.fed.us; or via facsimile to 540–265–5145. A summary of the meeting will be posted at www.fs.fed.us/ r8/gwj within 21 days of the meeting. Meeting Accommodations: If you are a person requiring reasonable accommodation, please make requests in advance for sign language interpreting, assistive listening devices or other reasonable accommodation for access to the facility or proceedings by contacting the person listed under For Further Information Contact. All reasonable accommodation requests are managed on a case by case basis. Resource Advisory Committee Positions Available: Those interested in serving as a member of the Resource Advisory Committee should contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Dated: October 24, 2013. Ken Landgraf, Acting Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 2013–25693 Filed 10–29–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Agricultural Statistics Service Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection National Agricultural Statistics Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to request revision and extension of a currently approved information collection, the Equine Survey. Revision to burden hours may be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by December 30, 2013 to be assured of consideration. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by docket number 0535–0227, by any of the following methods: • Email: ombofficer@nass.usda.gov. Include docket number above in the subject line of the message. • Fax: (202) 720–6396. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 210 (Wednesday, October 30, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64909-64910]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-25708]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Southwestern Region: Invasive Plant Control Project, Carson and 
Santa Fe National Forests, New Mexico

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice; correction.

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SUMMARY: On December 15, 2000, the USDA Forest Service published a 
notice of intent (NOI) in the Federal Register (65 FR 78464) to prepare 
an environmental impact statement (EIS) for controlling invasive plants 
in the Carson and Santa Fe National Forests. The agency published a 
notice of availability (NOA) for the Draft EIS in the Federal Register 
(69 FR 42722) on July 16, 2004. A record of decision was signed on 
September 12, 2005 and an NOA was subsequently published in the Federal 
Register (70 FR 69967) on November 18, 2005. Members of the public 
appealed the decision before the Regional Forester of the Southwestern 
Region, who reviewed the decision in accordance with 36 CFR 215.7. The 
Regional Forester's decision, issued on February 23, 2006, reversed the 
Responsible Officials' decision on the project, with the following 
instructions:
    (1) Complete the analysis of effects on the Management Indicator 
Species population trend for ptarmigan.
    (2) Strengthen the disclosure of cumulative effects to wildlife 
species.
    (3) Address the concern about the use of picloram in municipal 
watersheds.
    On September 10, 2009, the USDA Forest Service published a 
corrected NOI in the Federal Register (74 FR 46562). The NOI listed the 
date of completion and distribution for the draft supplemental 
environmental impact statement (DSEIS) as being December 2009.

DATES: Revised dates: It is estimated the DSEIS will be completed and 
available for review no later than March 31, 2014. A 45-day comment 
period will follow. The Forest Service estimates the final supplemental 
environmental impact statement (FSEIS) and draft records of decision 
(each forest is preparing its own record of decision) will be released 
in July 2014. Pursuant to 36 CFR 218, a 45-day objection period will 
follow. The final records of decision are expected to be released no 
later than December 2014.

ADDRESSES: The DSEIS will be posted on these Web sites:
    Carson National Forest: https://www.fs.usda.gov/land/carson/landmanagement
    Santa Fe National Forest: https://www.fs.usda.gov/projects/santafe/landmanagement
    A limited number of paper copies will be available upon request 
from either forest: Carson Forest Supervisor's Office, 208 Cruz Alta 
Road, Taos, NM 87571, Attn: Planning; or Santa Fe National Forest 
Supervisor's Office, 11 Forest Lane, Santa Fe, NM 87508, Attn: Julie 
Bain. The address to which to send comments will be published with the 
DSEIS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Julie Bain, Forest Environmental 
Coordinator, Santa Fe National Forest Supervisor's Office, 11 Forest 
Lane, Santa Fe, NM 87508, (505) 438-5443, jbain@fs.fed.us.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: An SEIS is needed to update certain elements 
of the analysis and correct deficiencies identified in the 2005 
Invasive Plant Control Project Final Environmental Impact Statement and 
records of decision. The DSEIS will document the analysis of effects 
for the same range of alternatives as the 2005 final EIS. The proposed 
action, which includes the use of herbicides to control invasive 
species, remains the preferred alternative. The Forest Supervisors of 
the Carson and Santa Fe National Forests are the responsible officials. 
Each responsible

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official will decide whether the project will be implemented on their 
respective national forest and each will prepare a separate record of 
decision.
    Importance of Public Participation in Subsequent Environmental 
Review: The comment period for the DSEIS will be 45 days in duration 
and commence the day after the NOA is published in the Federal 
Register. Legal notices announcing the availability of the DSEIS will 
also be published in the newspapers of record, the Albuquerque Journal 
and The Taos News, and posted on the Forests' Web sites. This project 
implements the land management plans and is not authorized under the 
Healthy Forest Restoration Act, and is therefore subject to subparts A 
and B of 36 CFR part 218. Objections to the draft records of decision 
will be accepted only from those who have previously submitted specific 
written comments regarding the proposed project during the designated 
opportunity for public comment in accordance with 36 CFR 218.5(a). 
Issues raised in objections must be based on previously submitted 
timely, specific written comments regarding the proposed project. 
Issues raised based on new information arising after the opportunity to 
comment will be considered as well.

    Dated: October 21, 2013.
Joseph Norrell,
Deputy Forest Supervisor, Santa Fe National Forest.
[FR Doc. 2013-25708 Filed 10-29-13; 8:45 am]
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