Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council; Public Meeting, 78901-78902 [2014-30531]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 250 / Wednesday, December 31, 2014 / Notices habitat for the arroyo toad would not remain for conservation and management, thereby providing no benefit to the species in the project area. (3) Under the No Action Alternative, no arroyo toad habitat would be impacted or conserved. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Our Preliminary Determination The Service has made a preliminary determination that approval of the proposed HCP qualifies as a categorical exclusion under NEPA, as provided by the Department of the Interior Manual (516 DM 2 Appendix 1 and 516 DM 6 Appendix 1) and as a ‘‘low-effect’’ plan as defined by the Habitat Conservation Planning Handbook (November 1996). We base our determination that a HCP qualifies as a low-effect plan on the following three criteria: (1) Implementation of the HCP would result in minor or negligible effects on federally listed, proposed, and candidate species and their habitats, including designated critical habitat; (2) Implementation of the HCP would result in minor or negligible effects on other environmental values or resources; and (3) Impacts of the HCP, considered together with the impacts of other past, present, and reasonably foreseeable similarly situated projects, would not result, over time, in cumulative effects to environmental values or resources that would be considered significant. Based upon this preliminary determination, we do not intend to prepare further NEPA documentation. We will consider public comments in making the final determination on whether to prepare such additional documentation. Next Steps We will evaluate the proposed HCP and comments we receive to determine whether the permit application meets the requirements and issuance criteria under section 10(a) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). We will also evaluate whether issuance of a section 10(a)(1)(B) incidental take permit would comply with section 7 of the Act by conducting an intra-Service consultation. We will use the results of this consultation, in combination with the above findings, in our final analysis to determine whether or not to issue a permit. If the requirements and issuance criteria under section 10(a) are met, we will issue the permit to the applicant for incidental take of arroyo toad. Public Comments If you wish to comment on the permit application, proposed HCP, and associated documents, you may submit VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:02 Dec 30, 2014 Jkt 235001 comments by any of the methods noted in the ADDRESSES section. Public Availability of Comments 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 may 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. Authority We provide this notice under section 10 of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and NEPA regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). Karen A. Goebel, Acting Field Supervisor, Carlsbad Fish and Wildlife Office, Carlsbad, California. [FR Doc. 2014–30689 Filed 12–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service [FWS–HQ–NWRS–2014–N251; FXRS126309WHHC0–FF09R81000–156] Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council; Public Meeting Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a public meeting of the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council (Council). The Council provides advice about wildlife and habitat conservation endeavors that benefit wildlife resources; encourage partnership among the public, the sporting conservation organizations, the States, Native American tribes, and the Federal Government; and benefit recreational hunting. SUMMARY: Meeting: Tuesday January 13, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Wednesday January 14, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Eastern standard time). For deadlines and directions on registering to attend, requesting reasonable accommodations, submitting written material, and giving an oral presentation, please see ‘‘Public Input’’ under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the South Penthouse Room, Main Interior Building, 1849 C St. NW., Washington, DC 20240. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00123 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78901 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Winchell, Council Designated Federal Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Wildlife Refuge System, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041–3803; telephone (703) 358–2639; or email joshua_ winchell@fws.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., we announce that Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council will hold a meeting. Background Formed in February 2010, the Council provides advice about wildlife and habitat conservation endeavors that: 1. Benefit wildlife resources; 2. Encourage partnership among the public, the sporting conservation organizations, the states, Native American tribes, and the Federal Government; and 3. Benefit recreational hunting. The Council advises the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture, reporting through the Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), in consultation with the Director, Bureau of Land Management (BLM); Director, National Park Service (NPS); Chief, Forest Service (USFS); Chief, Natural Resources Service (NRCS); and Administrator, Farm Services Agency (FSA). The Council’s duties are strictly advisory and consist of, but are not limited to, providing recommendations for: 1. Implementing the Recreational Hunting and Wildlife Resource Conservation Plan—A Ten-Year Plan for Implementation; 2. Increasing public awareness of and support for the Wildlife Restoration Program; 3. Fostering wildlife and habitat conservation and ethics in hunting and shooting sports recreation; 4. Stimulating sportsmen and women’s participation in conservation and management of wildlife and habitat resources through outreach and education; 5. Fostering communication and coordination among State, tribal, and Federal governments; industry; hunting and shooting sportsmen and women; wildlife and habitat conservation and management organizations; and the public; 6. Providing appropriate access to Federal lands for recreational shooting and hunting; 7. Providing recommendations to improve implementation of Federal conservation programs that benefit E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1 78902 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 250 / Wednesday, December 31, 2014 / Notices wildlife, hunting, and outdoor recreation on private lands; and 8. When requested by the Designated Federal Officer in consultation with the Council Chairperson, performing a variety of assessments or reviews of policies, programs, and efforts through the Council’s designated subcommittees or workgroups. Background information on the Council is available at http:// www.fws.gov/whhcc. Meeting Agenda The Council will convene to consider issues including: 1. Land and Water Conservation Fund; 2. BLM Land Use Planning Processes; and 3. Other Council business. The final agenda will be posted on the Internet at http://www.fws.gov/whhcc. Public Input You must contact the Council Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT) no later than If you wish to Attend the meeting .......... Submit written information or questions before the meeting for the council to consider during the meeting. Give an oral presentation during the meeting. January 2, 2015. January 2, 2015. January 2, 2015. Rowan W. Gould, Acting Director. [FR Doc. 2014–30531 Filed 12–30–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P Submitting Written Information or Questions Interested members of the public may submit relevant information or questions for the Council to consider during the public meeting. Written statements must be received by the date above, so that the information may be made available to the Council for their consideration prior to this meeting. Written statements must be supplied to the Council Coordinator in both of the following formats: One hard copy with original signature, and one electronic copy via email (acceptable file formats are Adobe Acrobat PDF, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, or rich text file). 22:02 Dec 30, 2014 Bureau of Land Management [F–14876–D, F–14876–J, F–14876–N; LLAK940000–L14100000–HY0000–P] To attend this meeting, register by close of business on the dates listed in ‘‘Public Input’’ under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Please submit your name, time of arrival, email address, and phone number to the Council Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Meeting Minutes Summary minutes of the conference will be maintained by the Council Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). They will be available for public inspection within 90 days of the meeting, and will be posted on the Council’s Web site at http://www.fws.gov/whhcc. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Attendance VerDate Sep<11>2014 Giving an Oral Presentation Individuals or groups requesting to make an oral presentation at the meeting will be limited to 2 minutes per speaker, with no more than a total of 30 minutes for all speakers. Interested parties should contact the Council Coordinator, in writing (preferably via email; see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), to be placed on the public speaker list for this meeting. Nonregistered public speakers will not be considered during the meeting. Registered speakers who wish to expand upon their oral statements, or those who had wished to speak but could not be accommodated on the agenda, may submit written statements to the Council Coordinator up to 30 days subsequent to the meeting. Jkt 235001 Alaska Native Claims Selection Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Decision Approving Lands for Conveyance. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will issue an appealable decision approving the conveyance of the surface estate in the lands described below to NANA Regional Corporation, Inc., Successor in Interest to Kivalina Sinuakmeut Corporation, pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA). The subsurface estate in these lands will be conveyed to NANA Regional Corporation, Inc., when the surface estate is conveyed to NANA Regional Corporation, Inc., Successor in Interest to Kivalina Sinuakmeut Corporation. DATES: Any party claiming a property interest in the lands affected by the decision may appeal the decision in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR part 4. Please see the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00124 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section for the time limits for appealing this decision. A copy of the decision may be obtained from: Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, AK 99513–7504. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The BLM by phone at 907–271–5960 or by email at blm_ak_akso_public_room@ blm.gov. Persons who use a Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the BLM during normal business hours. In addition, the FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the BLM. The BLM will reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision will be issued by the BLM to NANA Regional Corporation, Inc., Successor in Interest to Kivalina Sinuakmeut Corporation. The decision approves the surface estate in the lands described below for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (43 U.S.C. 1601, et seq.). The subsurface estate in these lands will be conveyed to NANA Regional Corporation, Inc., when the surface estate is conveyed to NANA Regional Corporation, Inc., as Successor in Interest to Kivalina Sinuakmeut Corporation. Kivalina Sinuakmeut Corporation was the original ANCSA corporation for the village of Kivalina, but merged with NANA Regional Corporation, Inc., in 1976 under the authority of Public Law 94–204. The lands are in the vicinity of Kivalina, Alaska, and are described as: ADDRESSES: Kateel River Meridian, Alaska T. 26 N., R. 25 W., Sec. 24. Containing 5.39 acres. T. 28 N., R. 25 W., Secs. 9 and 10. Containing 1,280 acres. T. 29 N., R. 25 W., Sec. 23. Containing 640 acres. T. 28 N., R. 27 W., Sec. 21. Containing 16.06 acres. Aggregating 1,941.45 acres. Notice of the decision will also be published once a week for four consecutive weeks in the Arctic Sounder. Any party claiming a property interest in the lands affected by the decision E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 250 (Wednesday, December 31, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-HQ-NWRS-2014-N251; FXRS126309WHHC0-FF09R81000-156]


Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council; Public 
Meeting

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, announce a public 
meeting of the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council 
(Council). The Council provides advice about wildlife and habitat 
conservation endeavors that benefit wildlife resources; encourage 
partnership among the public, the sporting conservation organizations, 
the States, Native American tribes, and the Federal Government; and 
benefit recreational hunting.

DATES: Meeting: Tuesday January 13, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and 
Wednesday January 14, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Eastern standard 
time). For deadlines and directions on registering to attend, 
requesting reasonable accommodations, submitting written material, and 
giving an oral presentation, please see ``Public Input'' under 
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held in the South Penthouse Room, Main 
Interior Building, 1849 C St. NW., Washington, DC 20240.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joshua Winchell, Council Designated 
Federal Officer, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Wildlife 
Refuge System, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041-3803; 
telephone (703) 358-2639; or email joshua_winchell@fws.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with the requirements of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., we announce that 
Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council will hold a meeting.

Background

    Formed in February 2010, the Council provides advice about wildlife 
and habitat conservation endeavors that:
    1. Benefit wildlife resources;
    2. Encourage partnership among the public, the sporting 
conservation organizations, the states, Native American tribes, and the 
Federal Government; and
    3. Benefit recreational hunting.
    The Council advises the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary 
of Agriculture, reporting through the Director, U.S. Fish and Wildlife 
Service (Service), in consultation with the Director, Bureau of Land 
Management (BLM); Director, National Park Service (NPS); Chief, Forest 
Service (USFS); Chief, Natural Resources Service (NRCS); and 
Administrator, Farm Services Agency (FSA). The Council's duties are 
strictly advisory and consist of, but are not limited to, providing 
recommendations for:
    1. Implementing the Recreational Hunting and Wildlife Resource 
Conservation Plan--A Ten-Year Plan for Implementation;
    2. Increasing public awareness of and support for the Wildlife 
Restoration Program;
    3. Fostering wildlife and habitat conservation and ethics in 
hunting and shooting sports recreation;
    4. Stimulating sportsmen and women's participation in conservation 
and management of wildlife and habitat resources through outreach and 
education;
    5. Fostering communication and coordination among State, tribal, 
and Federal governments; industry; hunting and shooting sportsmen and 
women; wildlife and habitat conservation and management organizations; 
and the public;
    6. Providing appropriate access to Federal lands for recreational 
shooting and hunting;
    7. Providing recommendations to improve implementation of Federal 
conservation programs that benefit

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wildlife, hunting, and outdoor recreation on private lands; and
    8. When requested by the Designated Federal Officer in consultation 
with the Council Chairperson, performing a variety of assessments or 
reviews of policies, programs, and efforts through the Council's 
designated subcommittees or workgroups.
    Background information on the Council is available at http://www.fws.gov/whhcc.

Meeting Agenda

    The Council will convene to consider issues including:
    1. Land and Water Conservation Fund;
    2. BLM Land Use Planning Processes; and
    3. Other Council business.
    The final agenda will be posted on the Internet at http://www.fws.gov/whhcc.

Public Input

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                                           You must contact the Council
                                           Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER
             If you wish to               INFORMATION CONTACT) no later
                                                       than
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Attend the meeting.....................  January 2, 2015.
Submit written information or questions  January 2, 2015.
 before the meeting for the council to
 consider during the meeting.
Give an oral presentation during the     January 2, 2015.
 meeting.
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Attendance

    To attend this meeting, register by close of business on the dates 
listed in ``Public Input'' under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. Please 
submit your name, time of arrival, email address, and phone number to 
the Council Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT).

Submitting Written Information or Questions

    Interested members of the public may submit relevant information or 
questions for the Council to consider during the public meeting. 
Written statements must be received by the date above, so that the 
information may be made available to the Council for their 
consideration prior to this meeting. Written statements must be 
supplied to the Council Coordinator in both of the following formats: 
One hard copy with original signature, and one electronic copy via 
email (acceptable file formats are Adobe Acrobat PDF, MS Word, MS 
PowerPoint, or rich text file).

Giving an Oral Presentation

    Individuals or groups requesting to make an oral presentation at 
the meeting will be limited to 2 minutes per speaker, with no more than 
a total of 30 minutes for all speakers. Interested parties should 
contact the Council Coordinator, in writing (preferably via email; see 
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT), to be placed on the public speaker 
list for this meeting. Nonregistered public speakers will not be 
considered during the meeting. Registered speakers who wish to expand 
upon their oral statements, or those who had wished to speak but could 
not be accommodated on the agenda, may submit written statements to the 
Council Coordinator up to 30 days subsequent to the meeting.

Meeting Minutes

    Summary minutes of the conference will be maintained by the Council 
Coordinator (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). They will be 
available for public inspection within 90 days of the meeting, and will 
be posted on the Council's Web site at http://www.fws.gov/whhcc.

Rowan W. Gould,
Acting Director.
[FR Doc. 2014-30531 Filed 12-30-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-55-P