Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Nevada Advisory Committee, 44739-44740 [2014-18132]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 148 / Friday, August 1, 2014 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose and Need for Action Fire suppression and past harvest throughout the Kahler project area have caused a shift in stand density, structure, and species composition away from the range of variability historically associated with dry forests. In turn, this shift has altered the availability and distribution of habitat for terrestrial wildlife species, including Forest Plan Management Indicator Species and Region 6 Sensitive Wildlife Species. There is a shortage of old forest single stratum (OFSS) forest structure, which is characterized by a single overstory layer, with medium to large trees of early successional tree species such as ponderosa pine or western larch. Currently, only 6% of the forested land within the project area is classified as OFSS, whereas historically 40–60% of the forest would have been in this condition. • Restore, maintain, and promote single stratum old forest structure, moving the area toward its historical range of structure, density, and species composition. • Maintain and promote old trees (> 150 years old) throughout the project area. • Provide a supply of commercial forest products to support and maintain local infrastructure. • Reduce insect and disease risk, where currently outside the historical range, to dry upland forest stands and associated wildlife. • Reestablish the character of a frequent fire regime to the landscape to aid in maintaining open stand conditions and fire-tolerant species, improve big game forage, and reduce conifer encroachment. • Reduce encroachment of western juniper into areas where it did not historically occur to improve big game forage, the quality of grassland and steppe-shrubland habitat for wildlife, the diversity and productivity of riparian plant communities, and water availability for native vegetation. • Provide, develop, and enhance effective and well-distributed habitats throughout the Forest for all existing native and desired nonnative vertebrate wildlife species, particularly those associated with late and old structural stages in dry upland forest stands (e.g. white-headed and Lewis’ woodpecker). • Provide for a high level of potential habitat effectiveness at the landscape scale to meet the needs of big game in the winter range management area. VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:09 Jul 31, 2014 Jkt 232001 • Address habitat issues in big game winter range areas including the existing extent and distribution of cover, the quantity and quality of forage, and disturbance associated with roads and trails open to full-sized vehicles and OHVs. Proposed Action The Kahler project proposes to use variable density thinning with skips and gaps to reduce tree density, shift species composition, and promote old forest structure across approximately 11,000 acres within the project area. There will be an option to remove select young (<150 years old) grand fir and Douglasfir trees that are 21 inches or greater in diameter and interacting with the crown of a desirable leave tree. Tree species preference will be for ponderosa pine and western larch. Diseased trees and those with severe mistletoe infestations will be targeted for removal where they are outside historical ranges. Trees may be removed using ground-based, skyline, or helicopter methods. Minimum snag and downed wood standards will be maintained. Thinning of western juniper (7 inches to 21 inches in diameter) may occur within commercial harvest units in order to reduce and/or eliminate its encroachment into upland forest stands and Class 4 riparian areas where it did not historically occur in order to maintain or improve the quality of upland forest habitat, the diversity and productivity of riparian plant communities, and water availability for native vegetation. The Proposed Action includes five amendments to the Umatilla Land and Resource Management Plan. Possible Alternatives The Forest Service developed 3 alternatives in response to issues raised by the public: • No Action • Proposed Action • Alternative to the Propsed Action Responsible Official Kevin Martin, Forest Supervisor of the Umatilla National Forest will be the responsible official for making the decision and providing direction for the analysis. Nature of Decision To Be Made The responsible official will decide whether or not to authorize the proposal. Preliminary Issues The Forest Service has identified four issues from previous scoping: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44739 • Issue 1: Thinning, juniper removal, prescribe fire and use of the road system have the potential to impact the quality, quantity and distribution (across the landscape and adjacent to open roads) of big game habitat within the analysis area. As a result, population levels and herd distribution may be impacted. • Issue 2: Thinning would impact the quantity and distribution of dense multi-strata ponderosa pine and mixed conifer stands at the stand and larger landscape scale in the dry upland forest Potential Vegetation Group (Powell et al, 2007). Thinning may reduce the habitat for dense, multi-strata associated species of wildlife such as pileated woodpecker and other wildlife that utilize dense mixed conifer and ponderosa pine stands. • Issue 3: Use of temporary roads and re-opening of existing closed roads has potential to increase sedimentation. • Issue 4: Mechanical treatments in Class 4 RHCA’s could increase sedimentation. Addresses John Evans, Project Manager, 72510 Coyote Road, Pendleton, OR 97801. Ann Niesen, District Ranger, Heppner Ranger District, P.O. Box 7, Heppner, OR 97836. Dated: July 18, 2014. Kevin Martin, Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 2014–18142 Filed 7–31–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Nevada Advisory Committee Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) that a planning meeting the Nevada Advisory Committee (Committee) to the Commission will be held on Thursday, August 21, 2014, at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. and adjourn at approximately 4:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is for the Committee to receive a briefing on the militarization of the police and to plan project activity. Members of the public are entitled to submit written comments. The comments must be received in the Western Regional Office of the Commission by September 22, 2014. The address is Western Regional Office, E:\FR\FM\01AUN1.SGM 01AUN1 44740 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 148 / Friday, August 1, 2014 / Notices socioeconomic characteristics. These data are required to carry out provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (16 U.S.C. 1801 et seq.), as amended, regarding conservation and management of fishery resources. Marine recreational fishing catch and effort data are collected through a combination of mail surveys, telephone surveys and on-site intercept surveys with recreational anglers. Amendments to the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) require the development of an improved data collection program for recreational fisheries. To meet these requirements, NOAA Fisheries has designed and tested new approaches for sampling and surveying recreational anglers. A mail survey of all anglers within a household will be used to collect recent fishing effort data including gear and methods of fishing from shore. The main purpose will be to compare to onsite roving counts of shore fishing effort during the same period and to produce adjustment factors for under-coverage of Dated: July 29, 2014. the roving on-site survey (the roving David Mussatt, effort survey does not require response Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit. from the public). The survey scope is [FR Doc. 2014–18132 Filed 7–31–14; 8:45 am] Oahu, during a single 2-month sampling BILLING CODE 6335–01–P wave (current schedule September– October, 2014). The effort surveys will use catch data from the ongoing shore DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE angler intercept survey to produce estimates of total catch, harvested catch, Submission for OMB Review; and live released catch. Comment Request Affected Public: Individuals or The Department of Commerce will households. submit to the Office of Management and Frequency: One-time only. Budget (OMB) for clearance the Respondent’s Obligation: Voluntary. following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the This information collection request Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. may be viewed at reginfo.gov. Follow Chapter 35). the instructions to view Department of Agency: National Oceanic and Commerce collections currently under Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). review by OMB. Title: Marine Recreational Information Written comments and Program, Hawaii Mail-in Survey for recommendations for the proposed Shore Fishing Effort. information collection should be sent OMB Control Number: 0648–xxxx. within 30 days of publication of this Form Number(s): NA. notice to OIRA_Submission@ Type of Request: Regular submission omb.eop.gov or faxed to (202) 395–5806. (request for a new information collection). Dated: July 28, 2014 Number of Respondents: 1,200. Gwellnar Banks, Average Hours per Response: 20 Management Analyst, Office of the Chief minutes. Information Officer. Burden Hours: 400. [FR Doc. 2014–18130 Filed 7–31–14; 8:45 am] Needs and Uses: This request is for a BILLING CODE 3510–22–P new information collection. Marine recreational anglers are surveyed to collect catch and effort data, fish biology data, and angler tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 300 N. Los Angeles Street, Suite 2010, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Persons wishing to email their comments, or to present their comments verbally at the meeting, or who desire additional information should contact Angelica Trevino, Civil Rights Analyst, Western Regional Office, at (213) 894–3437, (or for hearing impaired TDD 913–551–1414), or by email to atrevino@usccr.gov. Hearingimpaired persons who will attend the meeting and require the services of a sign language interpreter should contact the Regional Office at least ten (10) working days before the scheduled date of the meeting. Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Western Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Persons interested in the work of this advisory committee are advised to go to the Commission’s Web site, www.usccr.gov, or to contact the Western Regional Office at the above email or street address. The meeting will be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the Commission and FACA. VerDate Mar<15>2010 22:09 Jul 31, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [S–65–2014] Approval of Subzone Status, Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, Rockaway, New Jersey On June 2, 2014, the Executive Secretary of the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board docketed an application submitted by the New Jersey Department of State, grantee of FTZ 44, requesting subzone status subject to the existing activation limit of FTZ 44 on behalf of Panasonic System Communications Company of North America in Rockaway, New Jersey. The application was processed in accordance with the FTZ Act and Regulations, including notice in the Federal Register inviting public comment (79 FR 32691–32692, 06–06– 2014). The FTZ staff examiner reviewed the application and determined that it meets the criteria for approval. Pursuant to the authority delegated to the FTZ Board Executive Secretary (15 CFR 400.36(f)), the application to establish Subzone 44G is approved, subject to the FTZ Act and the Board’s regulations, including Section 400.13, and further subject to FTZ 44’s 447.5-acre activation limit. Dated: July 25, 2014. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2014–18250 Filed 7–31–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration Antidumping or Countervailing Duty Order, Finding, or Suspended Investigation; Opportunity To Request Administrative Review Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda E. Waters, Office of AD/CVD Operations, Customs Liaison Unit, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20230, telephone: (202) 482–4735. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 148 (Friday, August 1, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44739-44740]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-18132]


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COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS


Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Nevada Advisory 
Committee

    Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and 
regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission) and the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) that a planning meeting the 
Nevada Advisory Committee (Committee) to the Commission will be held on 
Thursday, August 21, 2014, at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. 
Flamingo Road, Las Vegas, NV 89119.
    The meeting is scheduled to begin at 1:00 p.m. and adjourn at 
approximately 4:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is for the Committee 
to receive a briefing on the militarization of the police and to plan 
project activity.
    Members of the public are entitled to submit written comments. The 
comments must be received in the Western Regional Office of the 
Commission by September 22, 2014. The address is Western Regional 
Office,

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U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 300 N. Los Angeles Street, Suite 2010, 
Los Angeles, CA 90012. Persons wishing to email their comments, or to 
present their comments verbally at the meeting, or who desire 
additional information should contact Angelica Trevino, Civil Rights 
Analyst, Western Regional Office, at (213) 894-3437, (or for hearing 
impaired TDD 913-551-1414), or by email to atrevino@usccr.gov. Hearing-
impaired persons who will attend the meeting and require the services 
of a sign language interpreter should contact the Regional Office at 
least ten (10) working days before the scheduled date of the meeting.
    Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced 
at the Western Regional Office, as they become available, both before 
and after the meeting. Persons interested in the work of this advisory 
committee are advised to go to the Commission's Web site, 
www.usccr.gov, or to contact the Western Regional Office at the above 
email or street address. The meeting will be conducted pursuant to the 
provisions of the rules and regulations of the Commission and FACA.

    Dated: July 29, 2014.
David Mussatt,
Chief, Regional Programs Coordination Unit.
[FR Doc. 2014-18132 Filed 7-31-14; 8:45 am]
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