Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board, 15303-15305 [2014-06070]

Download as PDF 15303 Notices Federal Register Vol. 79, No. 53 Wednesday, March 19, 2014 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Farm Service Agency Information Collection; Customer Data Worksheet Request for Service Center Information Management System (SCIMS) Record Changes Farm Service Agency, USDA. Notice and request for comments. AGENCY: ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Farm Service Agency (FSA) is requesting comments from all interested individuals and organizations on an extension of a currently approved information collection to support Customer Data Worksheet Requests for record changes in the Service Center Information Management System (SCIMS) that contains producers’ personal information. Specifically, FSA is requesting comment on the form AD– 2047, ‘‘Customer Data Worksheet Request for SCIMS Record Change.’’ FSA is using the collected information in support of documenting critical producer data changes (customer name, current mailing address and tax identification number) in SCIMS made at the request of the producer to correct or update their information. The collection of critical producer data is being used to update existing producer record data and document when and who initiates and changes the record in SCIMS. DATES: We will consider comments that we receive by May 19, 2014. ADDRESSES: We invite you to submit comments on this notice. In your comments, include date, volume, and page number 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. sroberts on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:53 Mar 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 • Mail: Kerry Sefton, Agricultural Program Specialist, USDA, FSA, STOP 0517, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–0517. You may also send comments to the Desk Officer for Agriculture, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503. Copies of the information collection may be requested by contacting Kerry Sefton at the above address. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Customer Data Worksheet Request for SCIMS Record Changes. OMB Control Number: 0560–0265. Type of Request: Extension of a currently approved information collection. Abstract: The information collection is necessary to effectively monitor critical producer data changes made in the SCIMS at the request of the producer to correct or update their information. The form AD–2047, Customer Data Worksheet Request for SCIMS Record Change, is used to collect information from producers to make changes to their information in SCIMS. The necessity to monitor critical producer data changes in the SCIMS database is a direct result of the OMB Circular A–123 Management’s Responsibility for Internal Control, which requires effective internal controls be in place for Federal programs. An FSA team was established and reviewed and documented key controls related to all material producer accounts. FSA also included the analysis on a review of the SCIMS. Estimated Average Time to Respond: Public reporting burden for collection of this information is estimated to average .17 hours per response. The average travel time, which is included in the total annual burden, is estimated to be 1 hour per respondent. Type of Respondents: FSA, NRCS, and RD customers currently residing in SCIMS. Estimated Number of Respondents: 51,750. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Annual Number of Responses: 51,750. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8,798. We are requesting comments on all aspects of this information collection to help us to: PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of FSA, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of FSA’s estimate of burden including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All responses to this notice, including name and addresses when provided, will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Signed on March 10, 2014. Juan M. Garcia, Administrator, Farm Service Agency. [FR Doc. 2014–06001 Filed 3–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–05–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board Forest Service, USDA. Notice of intent to re-establish the Charter of the Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board. AGENCY: ACTION: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service intends to re-establish the Charter of the Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board (Board). The purpose of the Board is to obtain advice and recommendations on a broad range of forest issues such as forest plan revisions or amendments, forest health including fire management and mountain pine beetle infestations, travel management, forest monitoring and evaluation, recreation fees, and sitespecific projects having forest wide implications. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Jacobson, Committee Management Officer, USDA, Black Hills National Forest by telephone at 605–673–9216, E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1 sroberts on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 15304 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 53 / Wednesday, March 19, 2014 / Notices by fax at 605–673–9208, or by email at sjjacobson@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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board is a non-scientific program advisory Board established by the Secretary of Agriculture in 2003 to provide advice and counsel to the U.S. Forest Service, Black Hills National Forest, in the wake of increasingly severe and intense wild fires and mountain pine beetle epidemics. The purpose of the Board is to provide advice and recommendations on a broad range of forest issues such as forest plan revisions or amendments, travel management, forest monitoring and evaluation, and site-specific projects having forest-wide implications. The Board also serves to meet the needs of the Recreation Enhancement Act of 2005 as a recreation resource advisory board (RRAC) for the Black Hills of South Dakota. The Board provides timely advice and recommendations to the regional forester through the forest supervisor regarding programmatic forest issues and project-level issues that have forest-wide implications for the Black Hills National Forest. The Board meets approximately ten times a year, with one month being a field trip, held in August and focusing on both current issues and the educational value of seeing management strategies and outcomes on the ground. This Board has been established as a truly credible entity and a trusted voice on forest management issues and is doing often astonishing work in helping to develop informed consent for forest management. For years, the demands made on the Black Hills National Forest have resulted in conflicts among interest groups resulting in both forest-wide and site-specific programs being delayed due to appeals and litigation. The Board provides a forum to resolve these issues to allow for the Black Hills National Forest to move forward in its management activities. The Board is believed to be one of the few groups with broad enough scope to address all of the issues and include all of the jurisdictional boundaries. Significant Contributions The Board’s most significant accomplishments include: 1. A 2004 report on the Black Hills Fuels Reduction Plan, a priority VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:28 Mar 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 following the major fires including the 86,000 acre Jasper Fire in 2000; 2. A 2004 initial Off-Highway Vehicle Travel Management Subcommittee report; 3. A report on their findings regarding the thesis, direction, and assumptions of Phase II of our Forest Plan produced in 2005; 4. The Invasive Species Subcommittee Report in 2005 covering recommendations to better stop invasive species from infiltrating the Forest; 5. A final Travel Management Subcommittee Report in 2006 in which the Board made 11 recommendations regarding characteristics of a designated motor vehicle trail system, the basis for our initial work to prepare our Motor Vehicle Use Map in 2010–2011; 6. The Board’s annual work to attract funding through grants based on the Collaborative Landscape Forest Restoration Program (CFLRP), a program of the Secretary of Agriculture CFLR Program to encourage the collaborative, science-based ecosystem restoration of priority forest landscapes; 7. A letter to the Secretary and the Chief of the Forest Service to work, restore and maintain open space for wildlife habitat and recreation needs like snowmobile trails; and 8. The annual reports to the Secretary detailing the Board’s activities, issues, and accomplishments. The Board is deemed to be among the most effective public involvement strategies in the Forest Service and continues to lead by example for Federal, State, and local government agencies working to coordinate and cooperate in the Black Hills of South Dakota and Wyoming. Background Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. II); notice is hereby given that the Secretary of Agriculture intends to re-establish the charter of the Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board. The Board provides advice and recommendations on a broad range of forest planning issues and, in accordance with the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (Public Law 108–447 (REA)), more specifically will provide advice and recommendations on Black Hills National Forest recreation fee issues (serving as the RRAC for the Black Hills National Forest). The Board membership consists of individuals representing commodity interests, amenity interests, and State and local government. The Board has been determined to be in the public interest in connection with the duties and responsibilities of the PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Black Hills National Forest. National forest management requires improved coordination among the interests and governmental entities responsible for land management decisions and the public that the agency serves. Advisory Committee Organization The Board consists of 16 members that are representative of the following interests (this membership is similar to the membership outlined by the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination Act for Resource Advisory Committees (16 U.S.C. 500, et seq.)): 1. Economic development; 2. Developed outdoor recreation, offhighway vehicle users, or commercial recreation; 3. Energy and mineral development; 4. Commercial timber industry; 5. Permittee (grazing or other land use within the Black Hills area); 6. Nationally recognized environmental organizations; 7. Regionally or locally recognized environmental organizations; 8. Dispersed recreation; 9. Archeology or history; 10. Nationally or regionally recognized sportsmen’s groups, such as anglers or hunters; 11. South Dakota State-elected offices; 12. Wyoming State-elected offices; 13. South Dakota or Wyoming countyor local-elected officials; 14. Tribal government elected orappointed officials; 15. South Dakota State natural resource agency official; and 16. Wyoming State natural resource agency official. No individual who is currently registered as a Federal lobbyist is eligible to serve as a member of the Committee. The Committee will meet approximately nine times, and will attend at least one summer field tour as designated by the Designated Federal Officer (DFO). The members of the Board will elect and determine the responsibilities of the Chairperson and the Vice-Chairperson. In the absence of the Chairperson, the Vice-Chairperson will act in the Chairperson’s stead. The Forest Supervisor of the Black Hills National Forest serves as the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) under sections 10(e) and (f) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. II). Members will serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for travel expenses while performing duties on behalf of the Board, subject to approval by the DFO. Equal opportunity practices are followed in all appointments to the E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 53 / Wednesday, March 19, 2014 / Notices Board in accordance with USDA policies. To ensure that the recommendations of the Board have been taken into account the needs of diverse groups, served by the Black Hills National Forest, membership shall include, to the extent practicable, individuals with demonstrated ability to represent the needs of men and women of all racial and ethnic groups, and persons with disabilities. Dated: March 11, 2014. Gregory Parham, Assistant Secretary for Administration. BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Angeles National Forest, California, Littlerock Reservoir Sediment Removal Project Forest Service, (USDA). Notice of intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement. AGENCY: ACTION: The USDA Forest Service (Forest Service) and the Palmdale Water District (District) will prepare a joint Environmental Impact Statement and Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for sediment removal and construction of a grade control structure at Littlerock Reservoir, in Los Angeles County, California. The District has submitted an application to the Forest Service for a special use authorization for the project. The Forest Service is the lead Federal agency for the preparation of this EIS/ EIR in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), and the District is the lead State of California agency for the preparation of the EIS/ EIR in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The Littlerock Dam and Reservoir are located on Littlerock Creek, on National Forest System (NFS) lands managed by the Angeles National Forest. The project is approximately 10 miles southwest of the city of Palmdale, California. The Dam and Reservoir are operated and maintained by the District, pursuant to a Forest Service special use permit. The facilities serve both flood control and municipal water storage purposes. The Reservoir also provides recreational opportunities for boating, fishing, swimming, picnicking, and off-highway vehicle riding. The proposed action would construct a grade control structure midway between the dam and the southern end of the Reservoir; remove sediment from the Reservoir to restore original sroberts on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:28 Mar 18, 2014 Jkt 232001 Comments concerning the scope of the analysis are requested by April 15, 2014. One public information and scoping meeting will be held at the Palmdale Water District, March 25, 2014, 7:00 p.m., 2029 East Avenue Q, Palmdale, CA 93550, (661) 947–4111. The Draft EIS/EIR is expected in September 2014 and the Final EIS/EIR is expected March 2015. ADDRESSES: To submit comments on the scope of the project or potential environmental impacts, or to request a copy of the Draft or Final EIS/EIR, or to be added to the project mailing list, please write to the Forest Service/ Palmdale Water District c/o Aspen Environmental Group, 5020 Chesebro Road, Suite 200, Agoura Hills, CA 91301. Email communications should be sent to LSRP@aspeneg.com, and should include name and return address. Information about the project and the environmental review process will be posted on the Internet at: http:// www.palmdalewater.org/LSR.aspx. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For additional information related to the proposed project on NFS lands, contact Lorraine Gerchas, Project Manager, Forest Service, Angeles National Forest at 701 North Santa Anita Avenue, Arcadia, CA 91006; lmgerchas@ fs.fed.us, 626–574–5281. For additional information related to the project on non-NFS lands, contact Mr. Matt Knudson, Assistant General Manager, Palmdale Water District, 2029 East Avenue Q, Palmdale, CA 93550, mknudson@palmdalewater.org, (661) 456–1018. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: DATES: [FR Doc. 2014–06070 Filed 3–18–14; 8:45 am] SUMMARY: capacity; and maintain capacity by conducting annual sediment removal through the life of the authorization, until 2037. The Forest Service and the District invite written comments on the scope of this proposed project. In addition, the lead agencies give notice of this analysis so that interested and affected individuals are aware of how they may participate and contribute to the final decision. Purpose and Need The purpose of the project is to restore the Reservoir to 1992 water storage and flood control capacity, and maintain that capacity through annual sediment removal. The purpose of the grade control structure is to allow for sediment removal and maintenance of reservoir capacity, while preserving habitat for the arroyo toad (Anaxyrus californicus). The Forest Service also has a need to respond to the District’s PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 15305 application for a special use authorization. Proposed Action The first component of the proposed project is construction of a grade control structure, to maintain the elevation of the reservoir bed by limiting upstream erosion. The grade control structure would be buried, with the top flush with, or slightly below, the existing reservoir bed. This mostly subterranean soil cement structure would span approximately 260 feet of channel (bank to bank) just downstream of Rocky Point. The maximum depth of the structure would be approximately 80 feet underground. The subterranean portion would extend downstream approximately 200 feet (in a downward stair-step design). Only the upper lip of the structure would be visible when the Reservoir level is lowered. Upon completion of the grade control structure, the District would remove approximately 1,000,000 cubic yards (CY) of sediment to restore the 1992 capacity of the Reservoir. This initial removal of sediment would occur over approximately 10–15 years, between September and January each year. The final component is to remove annual accumulations of approximately 54,000 CY of sediment to maintain the capacity. Temporary annual closure of the Reservoir to public access would occur after Labor Day until seasonal water refill suspends removal efforts (estimated between mid-November and January). Excavation would occur just upstream of Littlerock Dam and extend approximately 3,700 feet upstream. The District’s contractor would load sediment on a truck and transport it offsite to District-owned properties or locations accepting sediment for placement and spreading. These properties would be located within, or in close proximity to, the city of Palmdale. The District would seek reuse of the sediment on an annual basis prior to permanent disposal. Annual restoration efforts would begin immediately following completion of sediment removal activities and would be completed prior to opening the Reservoir to public access. Disturbed areas outside the excavated portion of the Reservoir bed would be returned to pre-construction conditions or better. Native, locally collected plant material would be planted in areas where native vegetation was disturbed. At the completion of annual sediment removal activities, the District’s contractor would remove all debris and repair project caused damage to existing parking areas, access roads, and travel paths. E:\FR\FM\19MRN1.SGM 19MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Black Hills National Forest Advisory Board

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of intent to re-establish the Charter of the Black Hills 
National Forest Advisory Board.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service intends to 
re-establish the Charter of the Black Hills National Forest Advisory 
Board (Board). The purpose of the Board is to obtain advice and 
recommendations on a broad range of forest issues such as forest plan 
revisions or amendments, forest health including fire management and 
mountain pine beetle infestations, travel management, forest monitoring 
and evaluation, recreation fees, and site-specific projects having 
forest wide implications.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Jacobson, Committee Management 
Officer, USDA, Black Hills National Forest by telephone at 605-673-
9216,

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by fax at 605-673-9208, or by email at sjjacobson@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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Black Hills National Forest Advisory 
Board is a non-scientific program advisory Board established by the 
Secretary of Agriculture in 2003 to provide advice and counsel to the 
U.S. Forest Service, Black Hills National Forest, in the wake of 
increasingly severe and intense wild fires and mountain pine beetle 
epidemics.
    The purpose of the Board is to provide advice and recommendations 
on a broad range of forest issues such as forest plan revisions or 
amendments, travel management, forest monitoring and evaluation, and 
site-specific projects having forest-wide implications. The Board also 
serves to meet the needs of the Recreation Enhancement Act of 2005 as a 
recreation resource advisory board (RRAC) for the Black Hills of South 
Dakota. The Board provides timely advice and recommendations to the 
regional forester through the forest supervisor regarding programmatic 
forest issues and project-level issues that have forest-wide 
implications for the Black Hills National Forest.
    The Board meets approximately ten times a year, with one month 
being a field trip, held in August and focusing on both current issues 
and the educational value of seeing management strategies and outcomes 
on the ground. This Board has been established as a truly credible 
entity and a trusted voice on forest management issues and is doing 
often astonishing work in helping to develop informed consent for 
forest management.
    For years, the demands made on the Black Hills National Forest have 
resulted in conflicts among interest groups resulting in both forest-
wide and site-specific programs being delayed due to appeals and 
litigation. The Board provides a forum to resolve these issues to allow 
for the Black Hills National Forest to move forward in its management 
activities. The Board is believed to be one of the few groups with 
broad enough scope to address all of the issues and include all of the 
jurisdictional boundaries.

Significant Contributions

    The Board's most significant accomplishments include:
    1. A 2004 report on the Black Hills Fuels Reduction Plan, a 
priority following the major fires including the 86,000 acre Jasper 
Fire in 2000;
    2. A 2004 initial Off-Highway Vehicle Travel Management 
Subcommittee report;
    3. A report on their findings regarding the thesis, direction, and 
assumptions of Phase II of our Forest Plan produced in 2005;
    4. The Invasive Species Subcommittee Report in 2005 covering 
recommendations to better stop invasive species from infiltrating the 
Forest;
    5. A final Travel Management Subcommittee Report in 2006 in which 
the Board made 11 recommendations regarding characteristics of a 
designated motor vehicle trail system, the basis for our initial work 
to prepare our Motor Vehicle Use Map in 2010-2011;
    6. The Board's annual work to attract funding through grants based 
on the Collaborative Landscape Forest Restoration Program (CFLRP), a 
program of the Secretary of Agriculture CFLR Program to encourage the 
collaborative, science-based ecosystem restoration of priority forest 
landscapes;
    7. A letter to the Secretary and the Chief of the Forest Service to 
work, restore and maintain open space for wildlife habitat and 
recreation needs like snowmobile trails; and
    8. The annual reports to the Secretary detailing the Board's 
activities, issues, and accomplishments.
    The Board is deemed to be among the most effective public 
involvement strategies in the Forest Service and continues to lead by 
example for Federal, State, and local government agencies working to 
coordinate and cooperate in the Black Hills of South Dakota and 
Wyoming.

Background

    Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. II); 
notice is hereby given that the Secretary of Agriculture intends to re-
establish the charter of the Black Hills National Forest Advisory 
Board. The Board provides advice and recommendations on a broad range 
of forest planning issues and, in accordance with the Federal Lands 
Recreation Enhancement Act (Public Law 108-447 (REA)), more 
specifically will provide advice and recommendations on Black Hills 
National Forest recreation fee issues (serving as the RRAC for the 
Black Hills National Forest). The Board membership consists of 
individuals representing commodity interests, amenity interests, and 
State and local government.
    The Board has been determined to be in the public interest in 
connection with the duties and responsibilities of the Black Hills 
National Forest. National forest management requires improved 
coordination among the interests and governmental entities responsible 
for land management decisions and the public that the agency serves.

Advisory Committee Organization

    The Board consists of 16 members that are representative of the 
following interests (this membership is similar to the membership 
outlined by the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self Determination 
Act for Resource Advisory Committees (16 U.S.C. 500, et seq.)):
    1. Economic development;
    2. Developed outdoor recreation, off-highway vehicle users, or 
commercial recreation;
    3. Energy and mineral development;
    4. Commercial timber industry;
    5. Permittee (grazing or other land use within the Black Hills 
area);
    6. Nationally recognized environmental organizations;
    7. Regionally or locally recognized environmental organizations;
    8. Dispersed recreation;
    9. Archeology or history;
    10. Nationally or regionally recognized sportsmen's groups, such as 
anglers or hunters;
    11. South Dakota State-elected offices;
    12. Wyoming State-elected offices;
    13. South Dakota or Wyoming county-or local-elected officials;
    14. Tribal government elected or- appointed officials;
    15. South Dakota State natural resource agency official; and
    16. Wyoming State natural resource agency official.
    No individual who is currently registered as a Federal lobbyist is 
eligible to serve as a member of the Committee. The Committee will meet 
approximately nine times, and will attend at least one summer field 
tour as designated by the Designated Federal Officer (DFO).
    The members of the Board will elect and determine the 
responsibilities of the Chairperson and the Vice-Chairperson. In the 
absence of the Chairperson, the Vice-Chairperson will act in the 
Chairperson's stead. The Forest Supervisor of the Black Hills National 
Forest serves as the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) under sections 
10(e) and (f) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. II).
    Members will serve without compensation, but may be reimbursed for 
travel expenses while performing duties on behalf of the Board, subject 
to approval by the DFO.
    Equal opportunity practices are followed in all appointments to the

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Board in accordance with USDA policies. To ensure that the 
recommendations of the Board have been taken into account the needs of 
diverse groups, served by the Black Hills National Forest, membership 
shall include, to the extent practicable, individuals with demonstrated 
ability to represent the needs of men and women of all racial and 
ethnic groups, and persons with disabilities.

    Dated: March 11, 2014.
Gregory Parham,
Assistant Secretary for Administration.
[FR Doc. 2014-06070 Filed 3-18-14; 8:45 am]
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