Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland; Wyoming; Thunder Basin National Grassland Prairie Dog Amendment Environmental Impact Statement; Correction, 65609-65610 [2013-26049]

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[FR Doc. 2013–26009 Filed 10–31–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland; Wyoming; Thunder Basin National Grassland Prairie Dog Amendment Environmental Impact Statement; Correction Forest Service, USDA. Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement; Correction. AGENCY: ACTION: A Notice of Intent (NOI) for this proposal was first published in the Federal Register on September 13, 2013 (78 FR 56650). This corrected NOI is being published to reinitiate the scoping period to allow for the rescheduling of public meetings that were cancelled during the original scoping period due to the lapse in government funding; to identify adjustments in project timelines; and to identify the State of Wyoming and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) as Cooperating Agencies. No changes to the Proposed Action or Purpose of and Need for Action have been made. DATES: Comments in response to this corrected NOI should be received by January 3, 2014. Please note that all comments received during the previous scoping period (ended October 28, 2013) will be considered in the preparation of the environmental impact statement (EIS). The Draft EIS is expected to be published in June 2014 and the Final EIS is expected to be published in October 2014. ADDRESSES: Written comments concerning this notice should be addressed to: Responsible Official, emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:40 Oct 31, 2013 Jkt 232001 Douglas Ranger District, 2250 East Richards Street, Douglas, Wyoming 82633. Comments may also be sent via email to comments-rm-mbr-douglasthunder-basin@fs.fed.us or via facsimile to (307) 358–7107. 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 address provided above. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead (307–358– 4690) to facilitate entry into the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Whitford, District Ranger, Douglas Ranger District, Medicine BowRoutt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland. Telephone: (307) 358–4690. 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Lead and Cooperating Agencies The United States Forest Service, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland, is the lead agency. The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the State of Wyoming would be cooperating agencies. Responsible Official The Forest Supervisor, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland, 2468 Jackson Street, Laramie, Wyoming 82070, is the official responsible for making the decision on this action. Nature of Decision To Be Made Site-specific management proposals, alternatives to the Proposed Action, and the effects of the activities proposed in the alternatives will be analyzed in the Thunder Basin National Grassland Prairie Dog Amendment EIS. The EIS will form the basis for the Responsible Official to determine: 1. Whether the Proposed Action will proceed as proposed, as modified by an alternative, or not at all; and 2. Design criteria and monitoring requirements necessary for project implementation. Scoping Process This notice of intent reinitiates the scoping process, which guides the development of the environmental impact statement. While public PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65609 comments are welcome at any time, comments received during the scoping period are most useful for the identification of issues and the development and analysis of alternatives to the Proposed Action. More detailed information specific to the Proposed Action (e.g., scoping document and maps) is located on the World Wide Web at: https:// www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_ exp.php?project=42753. Along with this opportunity to comment, the Forest Service will also be hosting four Open House/Presentation meetings for the Thunder Basin National Grassland Prairie Dog Amendment. The Open House/ Presentation meetings will be held on November 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st, 2013. • November 18th: Douglas, Wyoming— Douglas National Guard Armory—315 Pearson Road • November 19th: Newcastle, Wyoming—USDA Hell Canyon Ranger District Office—1225 Washington Boulevard • November 20th: Wright, Wyoming— Wright Town Hall—Council Room— 201 Wright Boulevard • November 21st: Cheyenne, Wyoming—Laramie County Library— Sunflower Room—2200 Pioneer Avenue The meetings will begin at 4:00 p.m. and generally last until 7:00 p.m. The meetings will begin with a 30-minute Open House, followed by a short presentation and time for public comment, and ending with additional time for viewing of Open House materials and displays. Forest Service employees assigned to the Thunder Basin National Grassland Prairie Dog Amendment will be available to discuss and answer questions the public may have about the Proposed Action. The Forest Service will be operating under the new Part 218—Project-level Pre-decisional Administrative Review Process (hereinafter referred to as ‘objection’), 36 CFR 218 subparts A and B, for this analysis. Per these regulations, individuals and entities who submit timely, specific written comments regarding a proposed project or activity during any designated opportunity for public comment will have standing to file an objection. This includes requests for comments during this initial scoping period as well as comments submitted during the 45-day comment period for the Draft EIS. It is the responsibility of persons providing comments to submit them by the close of established comment periods. Only those who submit timely E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1 65610 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 212 / Friday, November 1, 2013 / Notices and specific written comments will have eligibility (36 CFR 218.5) to file an objection under 36 CFR 218.8. For objection eligibility, each individual or representative from each entity submitting timely and specific written comments must either sign the comment or verify identity upon request. Individuals and organizations wishing to be eligible to object must meet the information requirements in § 218.25(a)(3). Names and contact information submitted with comments will become part of the public record and may be released under the Freedom of Information Act. Dated: October 25, 2013. Phil Cruz, Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 2013–26049 Filed 10–31–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Institute of Food and Agriculture Notice of Intent To Change the Submission Requirements of a Currently Approved Information Collection National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA. ACTION: Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations, this notice announces the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s (NIFA) intention to revise a currently approved information collection entitled, ‘‘Reporting Requirements for State Plans of Work for Agricultural Research and Extension Formula Funds.’’ DATES: Written comments on this notice must be received by December 31, 2013 to be assured of consideration. Comments received after this date will be considered to the extent practicable. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by any of the following methods: Email: Include [Plan of Work] in the subject line of the message. rmartin@ nifa.usda.gov; Fax: 202–720–0857; Mail: Office of Information Technology (OIT), NIFA, USDA, STOP 2216, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–2216. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Martin, eGovernment Program Leader; Email: rmartin@nifa.usda.gov. 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In a memorandum dated November 8, 2012, Dr. Sonny Ramaswamy, NIFA Director, stated NIFA’s intent to implement this policy change, in accordance with the Agriculture, Research, Extension, and Education Reform Act of 1998 (AREERA), beginning with the FY 2015– 2019 Plan of Work Update, due April 1, 2014, to require that all Plans of Work be submitted at the ‘‘state level’’. NIFA defines ‘‘state level’’ as the combining of all 1862 and 1890 Land-Grant University and State Research and Extension entities within the same State or Insular Area. Full integration of Research and Extension entities in a State enables full demonstration of effective partnership and leveraging in the use of the federal grant dollars subject to the Plan of Work. The intent is to replace section II.A.1. of the Guidelines for State Plans of Work for Agricultural Research and Extension Formula Funds published in the Federal Register (71 FR 4101, 25 January 2006)) with the following text: II. Submission of the 5-Year Plan of Work A. General 1. Planning Option This document provides guidance for preparing the Plan of Work (POW) with preservation of programmatic flexibility within the Federal-State Partnership. The POW is a 5-year prospective plan that covers the initial period of FY 2007 through FY 2011, with the submission of annual updates to the 5-Year POW to add an additional year to the plan each year. The 5-Year POWs must be prepared for state-wide activities, which include research and extension activities for all the eligible institutions in a State. Each 5-Year POW must PO 00000 Frm 00006 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 reflect the content of the program(s) funded by Federal agricultural research and extension formula funds and the required matching funds. This 5-Year POW must describe how the program(s) address critical short-term, intermediate, and long-term agricultural issues in a State. Comments: Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed change to the guidelines is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; and (b) whether the proposed change to the guidelines will present undue burden on the respondents. All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request to OMB for approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Obtaining a Copy of the Information Collection: A copy of the information collection and related instructions may be obtained free of charge by contacting Robert Martin as directed above. Done in Washington, DC, this 18th day of October 2013. Catherine E. Woteki, Under Secretary, Research, Education, and Economics. [FR Doc. 2013–25990 Filed 10–31–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–22–P CHEMICAL SAFETY AND HAZARD INVESTIGATION BOARD Sunshine Act Meeting November 14, 2013, 10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. CST. 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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 212 (Friday, November 1, 2013)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-26049]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National 
Grassland; Wyoming; Thunder Basin National Grassland Prairie Dog 
Amendment Environmental Impact Statement; Correction

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement; 
Correction.

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SUMMARY: A Notice of Intent (NOI) for this proposal was first published 
in the Federal Register on September 13, 2013 (78 FR 56650). This 
corrected NOI is being published to reinitiate the scoping period to 
allow for the rescheduling of public meetings that were cancelled 
during the original scoping period due to the lapse in government 
funding; to identify adjustments in project timelines; and to identify 
the State of Wyoming and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service 
(USFWS) as Cooperating Agencies. No changes to the Proposed Action or 
Purpose of and Need for Action have been made.

DATES: Comments in response to this corrected NOI should be received by 
January 3, 2014. Please note that all comments received during the 
previous scoping period (ended October 28, 2013) will be considered in 
the preparation of the environmental impact statement (EIS). The Draft 
EIS is expected to be published in June 2014 and the Final EIS is 
expected to be published in October 2014.

ADDRESSES: Written comments concerning this notice should be addressed 
to: Responsible Official, Douglas Ranger District, 2250 East Richards 
Street, Douglas, Wyoming 82633. Comments may also be sent via email to 
comments-rm-mbr-douglas-thunder-basin@fs.fed.us or via facsimile to 
(307) 358-7107.
    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 address 
provided above. Visitors are encouraged to call ahead (307-358-4690) to 
facilitate entry into the building.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Thomas Whitford, District Ranger, 
Douglas Ranger District, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and 
Thunder Basin National Grassland. Telephone: (307) 358-4690.
    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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Lead and Cooperating Agencies

    The United States Forest Service, Medicine Bow-Routt National 
Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland, is the lead agency. The 
United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the State of 
Wyoming would be cooperating agencies.

Responsible Official

    The Forest Supervisor, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and 
Thunder Basin National Grassland, 2468 Jackson Street, Laramie, Wyoming 
82070, is the official responsible for making the decision on this 
action.

Nature of Decision To Be Made

    Site-specific management proposals, alternatives to the Proposed 
Action, and the effects of the activities proposed in the alternatives 
will be analyzed in the Thunder Basin National Grassland Prairie Dog 
Amendment EIS. The EIS will form the basis for the Responsible Official 
to determine:
    1. Whether the Proposed Action will proceed as proposed, as 
modified by an alternative, or not at all; and
    2. Design criteria and monitoring requirements necessary for 
project implementation.

Scoping Process

    This notice of intent reinitiates the scoping process, which guides 
the development of the environmental impact statement. While public 
comments are welcome at any time, comments received during the scoping 
period are most useful for the identification of issues and the 
development and analysis of alternatives to the Proposed Action. More 
detailed information specific to the Proposed Action (e.g., scoping 
document and maps) is located on the World Wide Web at: https://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=42753.
    Along with this opportunity to comment, the Forest Service will 
also be hosting four Open House/Presentation meetings for the Thunder 
Basin National Grassland Prairie Dog Amendment. The Open House/
Presentation meetings will be held on November 18th, 19th, 20th, and 
21st, 2013.

 November 18th: Douglas, Wyoming--Douglas National Guard 
Armory--315 Pearson Road
 November 19th: Newcastle, Wyoming--USDA Hell Canyon Ranger 
District Office--1225 Washington Boulevard
 November 20th: Wright, Wyoming--Wright Town Hall--Council 
Room--201 Wright Boulevard
 November 21st: Cheyenne, Wyoming--Laramie County Library--
Sunflower Room--2200 Pioneer Avenue

    The meetings will begin at 4:00 p.m. and generally last until 7:00 
p.m. The meetings will begin with a 30-minute Open House, followed by a 
short presentation and time for public comment, and ending with 
additional time for viewing of Open House materials and displays. 
Forest Service employees assigned to the Thunder Basin National 
Grassland Prairie Dog Amendment will be available to discuss and answer 
questions the public may have about the Proposed Action.
    The Forest Service will be operating under the new Part 218--
Project-level Pre-decisional Administrative Review Process (hereinafter 
referred to as `objection'), 36 CFR 218 subparts A and B, for this 
analysis. Per these regulations, individuals and entities who submit 
timely, specific written comments regarding a proposed project or 
activity during any designated opportunity for public comment will have 
standing to file an objection. This includes requests for comments 
during this initial scoping period as well as comments submitted during 
the 45-day comment period for the Draft EIS.
    It is the responsibility of persons providing comments to submit 
them by the close of established comment periods. Only those who submit 
timely

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and specific written comments will have eligibility (36 CFR 218.5) to 
file an objection under 36 CFR 218.8. For objection eligibility, each 
individual or representative from each entity submitting timely and 
specific written comments must either sign the comment or verify 
identity upon request. Individuals and organizations wishing to be 
eligible to object must meet the information requirements in Sec.  
218.25(a)(3). Names and contact information submitted with comments 
will become part of the public record and may be released under the 
Freedom of Information Act.

    Dated: October 25, 2013.
Phil Cruz,
Forest Supervisor.
[FR Doc. 2013-26049 Filed 10-31-13; 8:45 am]
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