Third Call for Nominations for Advisory Committees; Montana, Oregon, and Washington, 35376-35377 [2014-14437]

Download as PDF 35376 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 119 / Friday, June 20, 2014 / Notices I. Public Comment Procedures mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES A. How do I request copies of applications or comment on submitted applications? Send your request for copies of applications or comments and materials concerning any of the applications to the contact listed under ADDRESSES. Please include the Federal Register notice publication date, the PRTnumber, and the name of the applicant in your request or submission. We will not consider requests or comments sent to an email or address not listed under ADDRESSES. If you provide an email address in your request for copies of applications, we will attempt to respond to your request electronically. Please make your requests or comments as specific as possible. Please confine your comments to issues for which we seek comments in this notice, and explain the basis for your comments. Include sufficient information with your comments to allow us to authenticate any scientific or commercial data you include. The comments and recommendations that will be most useful and likely to influence agency decisions are: (1) Those supported by quantitative information or studies; and (2) Those that include citations to, and analyses of, the applicable laws and regulations. We will not consider or include in our administrative record comments we receive after the close of the comment period (see DATES) or comments delivered to an address other than those listed above (see ADDRESSES). in consideration of section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), and the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), along with Executive Order 13576, ‘‘Delivering an Efficient, Effective, and Accountable Government,’’ and the President’s Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies of January 21, 2009—Transparency and Open Government (74 FR 4685; January 26, 2009), which call on all Federal agencies to promote openness and transparency in Government by disclosing information to the public, we invite public comment on these permit applications before final action is taken. Under the MMPA, you may request a hearing on any MMPA application received. If you request a hearing, give specific reasons why a hearing would be appropriate. The holding of such a hearing is at the discretion of the Service Director. III. Permit Applications A. Endangered Species Applicant: Sedgwick County Zoological Society, Inc., Wichita, KS; PRT–28663B The applicant requests a permit to import one female captive born gorilla (Gorilla gorilla) for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species from Calgary Zoo, Botanical Garden and Prehistoric Park, Alberta, Canada. Applicant: Henry Vilas Zoo, Madison, WI; PRT–672361 B. May I review comments submitted by others? Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the street address listed under ADDRESSES. The public may review documents and other information applicants have sent in support of the application unless our allowing viewing would violate the Privacy Act or Freedom of Information Act. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. The applicant requests renewal of their captive-bred wildlife registration under 50 CFR 17.21(g) for the following species, to enhance the species’ propagation or survival. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Species: Bactrian camel (Camelus bactrianus) Northern white rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum cottoni) Lar gibbon (Hylobates lar) Ring-tailed lemur (Lemur catta) Golden lion tamarin (Leontopithecus rosalia) Siberian tiger (Panthera tigris altaica) Orangutan (Pongo pygmaeus) Jackass penguin (Spheniscus demersus) Malayan tapir (Tapirus indicus) II. Background To help us carry out our conservation responsibilities for affected species, and The applicant requests a permit to export 5 male and 5 female captive-bred jackass penguins (Spheniscus demersus) VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:31 Jun 19, 2014 Jkt 232001 Applicant: Park Management Corp., Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, CA; PRT–35108B PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to Dolphinaris, Cancun, Mexico, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species through captive breeding and scientific research. Applicant: John House, Blountstown, FL; PRT–36200B The applicant requests a permit to import a sport-hunted trophy of one male bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus pygargus) culled from a captive herd maintained under the management program of the Republic of South Africa, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. B. Endangered Marine Mammals and Marine Mammals Applicant: Matson’s Laboratory, Milltown, MT; PRT–166346. The applicant requests renewal of the permit to import teeth from polar bears (Ursus maritimus) which were taken during subsistence harvests in Nunavut, Canada, for age analysis for the purpose of scientific research and enhancement of survival of the species. This notification covers activities to be conducted by the applicant over a 5year period. Concurrent with publishing this notice in the Federal Register, we are forwarding copies of the above applications to the Marine Mammal Commission and the Committee of Scientific Advisors for their review. Brenda Tapia, Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. 2014–14427 Filed 6–19–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLWO600000.L18200000.XH0000] Third Call for Nominations for Advisory Committees; Montana, Oregon, and Washington Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The purpose of this notice is to reopen the request for public nominations for certain Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Advisory Committees that have member terms expiring this year. These Advisory Committees provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on land use planning and management of the National System of Public Lands within their respective geographic areas. The SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 119 / Friday, June 20, 2014 / Notices Advisory Committees covered by this request for nominations are identified below. The BLM will accept public nominations for 30 days after the publication of this notice. DATES: All nominations must be received no later than July 21, 2014. ADDRESSES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for the address of respective BLM Offices accepting nominations. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Luckey, U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, WO–610, Public Affairs Division, 20 M Street SE., #6281, Washington, DC 20003, 202–912–7422. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) directs the Secretary of the Interior to involve the public in planning and issues related to management of lands administered by the BLM. Section 309 of FLPMA (43 U.S.C. 1739) directs the Secretary to establish 10- to 15-member citizenbased advisory councils that are consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). As required by FACA, Resource Advisory Council (RAC) membership must be balanced and representative of the various interests concerned with the management of the public lands. The rules governing RACs are found at 43 CFR subpart 1784 and include the following three membership categories: Category One—Holders of Federal grazing permits and representatives of organizations associated with energy and mineral development, timber industry, transportation or rights-ofway, developed outdoor recreation, offhighway vehicle use, and commercial recreation; Category Two—Representatives of nationally or regionally recognized environmental organizations, archaeological and historic organizations, dispersed recreation activities, and wild horse and burro organizations; and Category Three—Representatives of State, county, or local elected office, employees of a State agency responsible for management of natural resources, representatives of Indian tribes within or adjacent to the area for which the council is organized, representatives of academia who are employed in natural sciences, and the public-at-large. Individuals may nominate themselves or others. Nominees must be residents of the state in which the RAC has jurisdiction. The BLM will evaluate nominees based on their education, training, experience, and knowledge of the geographical area of the RAC. VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:31 Jun 19, 2014 Jkt 232001 Nominees should demonstrate a commitment to collaborative resource decision-making. The Obama Administration prohibits individuals who are currently federally registered lobbyists from being appointed or reappointed to FACA and non-FACA boards, committees, or councils. This request for public nominations also applies to the Steens Mountain Advisory Council (SMAC) in Oregon established pursuant to Section 131 of the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Act of 2000. The SMAC advises the Secretary of the Interior in managing the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area. The following must accompany all nominations for the RACs and SMAC: —Letters of reference from represented interests or organizations; —A completed Resource Advisory Council application; and —Any other information that addresses the nominee’s qualifications. Simultaneous with this notice, BLM state offices will issue press releases providing additional information for submitting nominations, with specifics about the number and categories of member positions available for each RAC in the state and the Steens Mountain Advisory Council in Oregon. If you have already submitted your RAC nomination materials for 2014 you will not need to resubmit. Nominations for the following RACs should be sent to the appropriate BLM offices as noted below: Montana and Dakotas Central Montana RAC Jonathan Moor, Lewistown Field Office, BLM, 920 Northeast Main Street, Lewistown, Montana 59457, (406) 538– 1943. Western Montana RAC David Abrams, Butte Field Office, BLM, 106 North Parkmont, Butte, Montana 59701, (406) 533–7617. Oregon/Washington Eastern Washington RAC; Southeast Oregon RAC; Steens Mountain Advisory Council, Stephen Baker, Oregon State Office, BLM, 1220 SW. 3rd Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204, (503) 808– 6306. Authority: 43 CFR 1784.4–1. Dated: June 12, 2014. Steve Ellis, Deputy Director, Operations. PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Ocean Energy Management [Docket No. BOEM–2014–0042] Notice of Determination of No Competitive Interest for the Pacific Marine Energy Center South Energy Test Site Project Offshore Newport, Oregon MMAA104000 Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM), Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice provides BOEM’s determination that there is no competitive interest in the area requested by the Northwest National Marine Renewable Energy Center at Oregon State University (NNMREC– OSU) to acquire an Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) marine hydrokinetic (MHK) research lease as described in the Potential Marine Hydrokinetic (MHK) Research Lease on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Offshore Oregon, Request for Competitive Interest (RFCI) that BOEM published on March 24, 2014 (79 FR 16050). The RFCI described NNMREC–OSU’s request to obtain a lease for renewable energy research activities approximately five nautical miles offshore Newport, Oregon and provided an opportunity for the public to submit comments about the proposal. SUMMARY: DATES: Effective June 20, 2014. Ms. Jean Thurston, Renewable Energy Specialist, BOEM, Pacific OCS Region, Office of Strategic Resources, 770 Paseo Camarillo, Second Floor, Camarillo, California 93010, Phone: (805) 389– 7585. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority This Determination of No Competitive Interest (DNCI) is published pursuant to subsection 8(p)(3) of the OCS Lands Act (43 U.S.C. 1337(p)(3)), and the implementing regulations at 30 CFR Part 585. Subsection 8(p)(3) of the OCS Lands Act requires that OCS renewable energy leases, easements, or rights-ofway (ROW) be issued ‘‘on a competitive basis unless the Secretary [of the Interior] determines after public notice of a proposed lease, easement, or ROW that there is no competitive interest.’’ The Secretary delegated the authority to make such determinations to BOEM. Determination and Next Steps [FR Doc. 2014–14437 Filed 6–19–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P 35377 This DNCI provides notice to the public that BOEM has determined there is no competitive interest in the E:\FR\FM\20JNN1.SGM 20JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLWO600000.L18200000.XH0000]


Third Call for Nominations for Advisory Committees; Montana, 
Oregon, and Washington

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The purpose of this notice is to reopen the request for public 
nominations for certain Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Advisory 
Committees that have member terms expiring this year. These Advisory 
Committees provide advice and recommendations to the BLM on land use 
planning and management of the National System of Public Lands within 
their respective geographic areas. The

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Advisory Committees covered by this request for nominations are 
identified below. The BLM will accept public nominations for 30 days 
after the publication of this notice.

DATES: All nominations must be received no later than July 21, 2014.

ADDRESSES: See SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION for the address of respective 
BLM Offices accepting nominations.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lauren Luckey, U.S. Department of the 
Interior, Bureau of Land Management, WO-610, Public Affairs Division, 
20 M Street SE., 6281, Washington, DC 20003, 202-912-7422.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
(FLPMA) directs the Secretary of the Interior to involve the public in 
planning and issues related to management of lands administered by the 
BLM. Section 309 of FLPMA (43 U.S.C. 1739) directs the Secretary to 
establish 10- to 15-member citizen-based advisory councils that are 
consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA). As required 
by FACA, Resource Advisory Council (RAC) membership must be balanced 
and representative of the various interests concerned with the 
management of the public lands. The rules governing RACs are found at 
43 CFR subpart 1784 and include the following three membership 
categories:
    Category One--Holders of Federal grazing permits and 
representatives of organizations associated with energy and mineral 
development, timber industry, transportation or rights-of-way, 
developed outdoor recreation, off-highway vehicle use, and commercial 
recreation;
    Category Two--Representatives of nationally or regionally 
recognized environmental organizations, archaeological and historic 
organizations, dispersed recreation activities, and wild horse and 
burro organizations; and
    Category Three--Representatives of State, county, or local elected 
office, employees of a State agency responsible for management of 
natural resources, representatives of Indian tribes within or adjacent 
to the area for which the council is organized, representatives of 
academia who are employed in natural sciences, and the public-at-large.
    Individuals may nominate themselves or others. Nominees must be 
residents of the state in which the RAC has jurisdiction. The BLM will 
evaluate nominees based on their education, training, experience, and 
knowledge of the geographical area of the RAC. Nominees should 
demonstrate a commitment to collaborative resource decision-making. The 
Obama Administration prohibits individuals who are currently federally 
registered lobbyists from being appointed or re-appointed to FACA and 
non-FACA boards, committees, or councils.
    This request for public nominations also applies to the Steens 
Mountain Advisory Council (SMAC) in Oregon established pursuant to 
Section 131 of the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and 
Protection Act of 2000. The SMAC advises the Secretary of the Interior 
in managing the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection 
Area.
    The following must accompany all nominations for the RACs and SMAC:

--Letters of reference from represented interests or organizations;
--A completed Resource Advisory Council application; and
--Any other information that addresses the nominee's qualifications.

    Simultaneous with this notice, BLM state offices will issue press 
releases providing additional information for submitting nominations, 
with specifics about the number and categories of member positions 
available for each RAC in the state and the Steens Mountain Advisory 
Council in Oregon. If you have already submitted your RAC nomination 
materials for 2014 you will not need to resubmit. Nominations for the 
following RACs should be sent to the appropriate BLM offices as noted 
below:

Montana and Dakotas

Central Montana RAC

    Jonathan Moor, Lewistown Field Office, BLM, 920 Northeast Main 
Street, Lewistown, Montana 59457, (406) 538-1943.

Western Montana RAC

    David Abrams, Butte Field Office, BLM, 106 North Parkmont, Butte, 
Montana 59701, (406) 533-7617.

Oregon/Washington

    Eastern Washington RAC; Southeast Oregon RAC; Steens Mountain 
Advisory Council, Stephen Baker, Oregon State Office, BLM, 1220 SW. 3rd 
Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204, (503) 808-6306.

    Authority: 43 CFR 1784.4-1.

    Dated: June 12, 2014.
Steve Ellis,
Deputy Director, Operations.
[FR Doc. 2014-14437 Filed 6-19-14; 8:45 am]
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