Tongass Advisory Committee Meeting, 50885-50886 [2014-20292]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 165 / Tuesday, August 26, 2014 / Notices Extension of approval of an information collection; comment request. ACTION: In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s intention to request an extension of approval of an information collection associated with the regulations for the payment of indemnity due to infectious salmon anemia. SUMMARY: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before October 27, 2014. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0064. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2014–0064, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may be viewed at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2014-0064 or in our reading room, which is located in room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 799–7039 before coming. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the regulations for the payment of indemnity due to infectious salmon anemia, contact Dr. William G. Smith, Assistant District Director, VS– SPRS District 1, APHIS, 160 WorcesterProvidence Road, Sutton, MA 01590; (508) 363–2278. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Mrs. Celeste Sickles, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851–2908. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Infectious Salmon Anemia; Payment of Indemnity. OMB Control Number: 0579–0192. Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: Under the Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture is authorized, among other things, to prevent the interstate spread of serious diseases and pests of livestock within the United States when feasible. In connection with this tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:48 Aug 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 mission, APHIS established regulations in 9 CFR part 53 to pay indemnity to salmon producers in Maine whose fish are destroyed because of infectious salmon anemia (ISA). However, payment is subject to the availability of funding. ISA is a foreign animal disease of Atlantic salmon that is caused by an orthomyxovirus. The disease affects wild and farmed Atlantic salmon. ISA poses a substantial threat to the economic viability and sustainability of salmon aquaculture in the United States. In order to take part in the indemnity program, producers must enroll in the cooperative ISA control program administered by APHIS and the State of Maine. Program participants must inform the ISA Program Veterinarian in writing of the name of their accredited veterinarian, develop biosecurity protocols and a site-specific ISA action plan, submit fish inventory and mortality information, complete an appraisal and indemnity claim form, and assist APHIS or State officials with onsite disease surveillance, testing, and biosecurity audits. Since the last extension of approval for these information collection activities, APHIS has decreased the estimated annual number of responses from 718 to 182 for two reasons. APHIS overestimated the estimated annual number of responses per respondent by listing 16 responses per respondent for 2 items when it should have been 1 response per respondent. In addition, there has been a decrease in the number of aquaculture operations, which has resulted in a change in the estimated annual number of respondents from 16 to 12. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of these information collection activities for an additional 3 years. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public (as well as affected agencies) concerning our information collection. These comments will help us: (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the collection of information, 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 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50885 are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 2.66 hours per response. Respondents: ISA program participants, such as certain aquaculture industry business owners, managers, site employees, accredited veterinarians, or laboratory personnel. Estimated annual number of respondents: 12. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 15.17. Estimated annual number of responses: 182. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 484 hours. (Due to averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of the annual number of responses multiplied by the reporting burden per response.) All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Done in Washington, DC, this 20th day of August 2014. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2014–20228 Filed 8–25–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Tongass Advisory Committee Meeting Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Tongass Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet in Juneau, Alaska. The Committee is established consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C. App. 2). Additional information concerning the Committee, including the meeting agenda, can be found by visiting the Committee’s Web site at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/R10/ Tongass/TAC. DATES: The meetings will be held on the following dates: • Wednesday, September 10, 2014— 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (AKDT) • Thursday, September 11, 2014— 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (AKDT) • Friday, September 12, 2014—8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (AKDT) All meetings are subject to cancellation. For status of the meetings SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1 50886 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 165 / Tuesday, August 26, 2014 / Notices prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Dated: August 15, 2014. Forrest Cole, Tongass Forest Supervisor. The meetings will be held at the Travelodge Hotel Conference Room, 9200 Glacier Highway, Juneau, Alaska. Written comments may be submitted as described under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at the Tongass National Forest Office. Please call ahead to facilitate entry into the building. [FR Doc. 2014–20292 Filed 8–25–14; 8:45 am] FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: AGENCY: Nicole McMurren, Committee Coordinator, by phone at 907–772–5875, or by email at nmcmurren@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. SUMMARY: ADDRESSES: The purpose of the meeting is to: (1) Provide informational presentations and discussions regarding the substantive issues before the TAC; and (2) Review the types of elements and components to be included in recommendations. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda will include time for oral public comment. Those interested in providing comment orally can register at the meeting. Anyone who would like to bring related matters to the attention of the Committee may file written statements with the Committee’s staff before or after the meeting. Written comments may be sent to Jason Anderson, Designated Federal Officer, Tongass National Forest, P.O. Box 309, Petersburg, Alaska 99833; by email to jasonanderson@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 907–772–5895. Summary/ minutes of the meeting will be posted on the Web site listed above within 45 days after 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 in the section titled FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. All reasonable accommodation requests are managed on a case by case basis. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:48 Aug 25, 2014 Jkt 232001 BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration Opportunity for Designation in the Montgomery, AL; Saginaw, TX; Essex, IL; Savage, MN; and Olympia, WA Areas; Request for Comments on the Official Agencies Serving These Areas Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA), USDA. ACTION: Notice. The designations of the official agencies listed below will end on December 31, 2014. We are asking persons or governmental agencies interested in providing official services in the areas currently served by these agencies to submit an application for designation. In addition, we are asking for comments on the quality of services provided by the following designated agencies: Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (Alabama); Gulf Country Grain Inspection Service, Inc. (Gulf Country); Kankakee Grain Inspection, Inc. (Kankakee); State Grain Inspection, Inc. (State); and Washington Department of Agriculture (Washington). DATE: Applications and comments must be received by September 25, 2014. ADDRESSES: Submit applications and comments concerning this Notice using any of the following methods: • Applying for Designation on the Internet: Use FGISonline (https:// fgis.gipsa.usda.gov/ default_home_FGIS.aspx) and then click on the Delegations/Designations and Export Registrations (DDR) link. You will need to obtain an FGISonline customer number and USDA eAuthentication username and password prior to applying. • Submit Comments Using the Internet: Go to Regulations.gov (http:// www.regulations.gov). Instructions for submitting and reading comments are detailed on the site. • Mail, Courier or Hand Delivery: Eric J. Jabs, Deputy Director, USDA, GIPSA, FGIS, QACD, 10383 North Ambassador Drive, Kansas City, MO 64153. • Fax: Eric J. Jabs, 816–872–1257. • Email: Eric.J.Jabs@usda.gov. Read Applications and Comments: All applications and comments will be PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 available for public inspection at the office above during regular business hours (7 CFR 1.27(c)). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric J. Jabs, 816–659–8408 or Eric.J.Jabs@usda.gov. Section 79(f) of the United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA) authorizes the Secretary to designate a qualified applicant to provide official services in a specified area after determining that the applicant is better able than any other applicant to provide such official services (7 U.S.C. 79(f)). Under section 79(g) of the USGSA, designations of official agencies are effective for three years unless terminated by the Secretary, but may be renewed according to the criteria and procedures prescribed in section 79(f) of the USGSA. Areas Open for Designation: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Alabama Pursuant to Section 79(f)(2) of the United States Grain Standards Act, the following geographic area, in the State of Alabama, is assigned to this official agency: In Alabama The entire State, except those export port locations within the State, which are served by GIPSA. Gulf Country Pursuant to Section 79(f)(2) of the United States Grain Standards Act, the following geographic area, in the State of Texas, is assigned to this official agency: In Texas Bounded on the north by the northern Young, Jack, Montague, Cooke, Grayson, Fannin, Lamar, Red River, Morris, and Marion County Lines. Bounded on the east by the eastern Red River, Morris, Marion, Harrison, Panola, Shelby, Sabine, Newton, Orange, Jefferson, Chambers, Galveston, Brazoria, Matagorda, Jackson, Calhoun, Refugio, Aransas, San Patricio, Nueces, Kleberg, Kennedy, Willacy, and Cameron County Lines. Bounded on the south by the Southern Texas State Line. Bounded on the west by the western Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, Zapata, Duval, McMullen, Atascosa, Bexar, Comal, Blanco, Burnet, Lampasas, Mills, Comanche, Eastland, Stephens, Young, and Montague County Lines. Excludes export port locations served by GIPSA’s League City Field Office, Beaumont Sub-office, and Corpus Christi Duty Point. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 165 (Tuesday, August 26, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50885-50886]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-20292]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Tongass Advisory Committee Meeting

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Tongass Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet in 
Juneau, Alaska. The Committee is established consistent with the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (5 U.S.C. App. 2). Additional 
information concerning the Committee, including the meeting agenda, can 
be found by visiting the Committee's Web site at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/R10/Tongass/TAC.

DATES: The meetings will be held on the following dates:
     Wednesday, September 10, 2014--8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
(AKDT)
     Thursday, September 11, 2014--8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
(AKDT)
     Friday, September 12, 2014--8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (AKDT)
    All meetings are subject to cancellation. For status of the 
meetings

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prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT.

ADDRESSES: The meetings will be held at the Travelodge Hotel Conference 
Room, 9200 Glacier Highway, Juneau, Alaska. Written comments may be 
submitted as described under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. All comments, 
including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record 
and available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect 
comments received at the Tongass National Forest Office. Please call 
ahead to facilitate entry into the building.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicole McMurren, Committee 
Coordinator, by phone at 907-772-5875, or by email at 
nmcmurren@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 purpose of the meeting is to:
    (1) Provide informational presentations and discussions regarding 
the substantive issues before the TAC; and
    (2) Review the types of elements and components to be included in 
recommendations.
    The meeting is open to the public. The agenda will include time for 
oral public comment. Those interested in providing comment orally can 
register at the meeting. Anyone who would like to bring related matters 
to the attention of the Committee may file written statements with the 
Committee's staff before or after the meeting. Written comments may be 
sent to Jason Anderson, Designated Federal Officer, Tongass National 
Forest, P.O. Box 309, Petersburg, Alaska 99833; by email to 
jasonanderson@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 907-772-5895. Summary/
minutes of the meeting will be posted on the Web site listed above 
within 45 days after 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 in the section titled FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT. All reasonable accommodation requests are managed on a case by 
case basis.

    Dated: August 15, 2014.
Forrest Cole,
Tongass Forest Supervisor.
[FR Doc. 2014-20292 Filed 8-25-14; 8:45 am]
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