Eastern States: Filing of Plats of Survey, 64009-64010 [2015-26851]

Download as PDF tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 204 / Thursday, October 22, 2015 / Notices the ‘‘Open Docket Folder’’ link. Click ‘‘Comment Now!’’ to comment. U.S. mail or hand-delivery: Public Comments Processing, Attn: FWS–HQ– IA–2015–0157; Division of Policy, Performance, and Management Programs; U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS: BPHC; Falls Church, VA 22041–3803. We request that you send comments by only one of the methods described above. All information received will be posted on http://www.regulations.gov. This generally means that we will post any personal information you provide us (see the Public Availability of Comments section for more information). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Timothy Van Norman, Chief, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority, 5275 Leesburg Pike, MS–IA, Falls Church, VA 22041; or by phone at (703) 358–2350. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: We make available the draft environmental assessment (EA) under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) for an application submitted by Dallas Zoo Management for a permit to import 18 live African elephants from Swaziland. If the importation is authorized, and the elephants are imported, the elephants will be housed at the Dallas Zoo, Dallas, Texas; Sedgwick County Zoo, Wichita, Kansas; and Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska. The requested permit, if granted, would authorize the importation, under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) (27 U.S.T. 1087) of 3 adult females, 3 subadult males, and 12 subadult females. CITES is an international treaty designed to regulate international trade in certain animal and plant species that are affected by trade and are now, or potentially may become, threatened with extinction. These species are listed in the Appendices to CITES, which are available on the CITES Secretariat’s Web site at http://www.cites.org. African elephants in Swaziland are listed in CITES Appendix I. The Service’s regulations implementing CITES are found at 50 CFR part 23. The African elephant is also classified as threatened under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), with a rule under Section 4(d) of the ESA 50 CFR 17.40(e). To import African elephants into the United States, ESA and CITES requirements must be met. Pursuant to the ESA 4(d) rule for the African elephant (50 CFR 17.40(e)(3)(i)), live VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:05 Oct 21, 2015 Jkt 238001 elephants may be imported if all requirements under Service regulations at 50 CFR part 13 (general permitting) and 50 CFR part 23 (CITES) are met. Issuance of a CITES import permit is categorically excluded under Department of the Interior internal agency policy and procedures from requiring completion of an EA under NEPA (Departmental Manual Part 516, Chapter 8.5(C)(1)). However, we have decided to prepare a draft EA in this case to help ensure that we have conducted a thorough review of all relevant factors and potential impacts on the quality of the human environment as envisioned under NEPA. The draft EA considers the direct, indirect, and cumulative effects of the importation of 18 live elephants from Swaziland, including the measures that would be implemented to minimize and mitigate the impacts of the importation and housing of these animals. Proposed Action The proposed action is the issuance of a CITES permit by the Service for the importation of 18 African elephants from Swaziland. The elephants are currently housed in an enclosure at the Mkhaya Game Reserve, Swaziland. The elephants were removed from Mkhaya Game Reserve and Hlane National Park, Swaziland, due to overpopulation of elephants within the two protected areas and the negative impact the elephants were having on the vegetation and other wildlife species. Big Game Parks (BPG), the delegated authority responsible for implementation of Swaziland’s Game Act of 1953, has determined that the number of elephants in the two protected areas must be reduced. Further, the reduction in the number of elephants within each of the protected areas will facilitate BGP’s efforts to increase the population of black rhinoceros (Diceros bicornis), a critically endangered species, within the two protected areas. Alternatives We are also considering two alternatives to the proposed action: 1. No Action—No CITES import permit would be issued. According to the applicant and BGP, the 18 elephants will not be returned to the two protected areas. Instead, if importation is not authorized, BGP has stated that they have no option but to cull the animals. 2. Issue a CITES import permit for a reduced number of elephants—This alternative is similar to the Proposed Action, in that the Service would issue an import permit, but the number of elephants authorized for import would PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 64009 be reduced. This could result in some elephants being imported into the United States and housed at one or more of the three zoos. However, according to the applicant and BGP, the elephants that are not imported into the United States would be culled. Public Availability of Comments Written comments that we receive become part of the public record associated with this action. 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 request in your comment that we withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. We will not consider anonymous comments. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public disclosure in their entirety. Authority We provide this notice under NEPA and its implementing regulations (40 CFR 1506.6). Brenda Tapia, Program Analyst/Data Administrator, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. 2015–26834 Filed 10–21–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4333–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLES962000 L14200000.B0000 15X] Eastern States: Filing of Plats of Survey Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Maryland. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will officially file the plats of survey of the lands described below in the BLM-Eastern States Office, Washington DC at least 30 calendar days from the date of publication in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States Office, 20 M Street SE., Washington DC, 20003. Attn: Cadastral SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1 64010 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 204 / Thursday, October 22, 2015 / Notices Survey. 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 above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This survey was requested by the Bureau of Land Management. The lands surveyed are: Charles County, Maryland The plat of survey represents the dependent resurvey of the northerly boundary of the Douglas Point Property, described as parcel ‘‘A’’ in the Special Warranty Deed recorded in Liber 3414, Folio 315 of the land records of Charles County, in the State of Maryland. We will place a copy of the plats we described in the open files. They will be available to the public as a matter of information. If BLM receives a protest against these surveys, as shown on the plats, prior to the date of the official filing, we will stay the filing pending our consideration of the protest. We will not officially file the plats until the day after we have accepted or dismissed all protests and they have become final, including decisions on appeals. Dated: October 15, 2015. Dominica VanKoten, Chief Cadastral Surveyor. [FR Doc. 2015–26851 Filed 10–21–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLOR957000–L14400000–BJ0000– 16XL1109AF: HAG 16–0024] Filing of Plats of Survey: Oregon/ Washington Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The plats of survey of the following described lands are scheduled to be officially filed in the Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office, Portland, Oregon, 30 days from the date of this publication. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: T. 10 S., R. 4 E., accepted September 16, 2015 T. 23 S., R. 8 W., accepted September 16, 2015 T. 32 S., R. 3 W., accepted September 16, 2015 A copy of the plats may be obtained from the Public Room at the Bureau of Land Management, Oregon State Office, 1220 SW. 3rd Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204, upon required payment. ADDRESSES: Kyle Hensley, (503) 808–6132, Branch of Geographic Sciences, Bureau of Land Management, 1220 SW. 3rd Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204. 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 above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A person or party who wishes to protest against this survey must file a written notice with the Oregon State Director, Bureau of Land Management, stating that they wish to protest. A statement of reasons for a protest may be filed with the notice of protest and must be filed with the Oregon State Director within thirty days after the protest is filed. If a protest against the survey is received prior to the date of official filing, the filing will be stayed pending consideration of the protest. A plat will not be officially filed until the day after all protests have been dismissed or otherwise resolved. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personally identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personally identifying information— may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personally identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Mary J.M. Hartel, Chief Cadastral Surveyor of Oregon/ Washington. [FR Doc. 2015–26951 Filed 10–21–15; 8:45 am] U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Notice is hereby given that the U.S. International Trade Commission has received a complaint entitled Certain Air Mattress Systems, Components Thereof, and Methods of Using the Same, DN 3091; the Commission is soliciting comments on any public interest issues raised by the complaint or complainant’s filing under section 210.8(b) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 210.8(b)). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa R. Barton, Secretary to the Commission, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. The public version of the complaint can be accessed on the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at EDIS,1 and will be available for inspection during official business hours (8:45 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436, telephone (202) 205–2000. General information concerning the Commission may also be obtained by accessing its Internet server at United States International Trade Commission (USITC) at USITC.2 The public record for this investigation may be viewed on the Commission’s Electronic Document Information System (EDIS) at EDIS.3 Hearing-impaired persons are advised that information on this matter can be obtained by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on (202) 205–1810. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Commission has received a complaint and a submission pursuant to section 210.8(b) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure filed on behalf of Select Comfort Corporation and Select Comfort SC Corporation on October 16, 2015. The complaint alleges violations of section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1337) in the importation into the United States, the sale for importation, and the sale within SUMMARY: 1 Electronic Document Information System (EDIS): http://edis.usitc.gov. 2 United States International Trade Commission (USITC): http://edis.usitc.gov. 3 Electronic Document Information System (EDIS): http://edis.usitc.gov. Oregon T. 38 S., R. 3 E., accepted September 16, 2015 Tps. 32 & 33 S., R. 3 W., accepted September 16, 2015 18:05 Oct 21, 2015 Notice of Receipt of Complaint; Solicitation of Comments Relating to the Public Interest BILLING CODE 4310–33–P Willamette Meridian VerDate Sep<11>2014 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 204 (Thursday, October 22, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64009-64010]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-26851]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLES962000 L14200000.B0000 15X]


Eastern States: Filing of Plats of Survey

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Maryland.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will officially file the 
plats of survey of the lands described below in the BLM-Eastern States 
Office, Washington DC at least 30 calendar days from the date of 
publication in the Federal Register.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Land Management, Eastern 
States Office, 20 M Street SE., Washington DC, 20003. Attn: Cadastral

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Survey. 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 above individual during normal business hours. The FIRS 
is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or 
question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during 
normal business hours.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This survey was requested by the Bureau of 
Land Management.
    The lands surveyed are:

Charles County, Maryland

    The plat of survey represents the dependent resurvey of the 
northerly boundary of the Douglas Point Property, described as parcel 
``A'' in the Special Warranty Deed recorded in Liber 3414, Folio 315 of 
the land records of Charles County, in the State of Maryland.
    We will place a copy of the plats we described in the open files. 
They will be available to the public as a matter of information.
    If BLM receives a protest against these surveys, as shown on the 
plats, prior to the date of the official filing, we will stay the 
filing pending our consideration of the protest.
    We will not officially file the plats until the day after we have 
accepted or dismissed all protests and they have become final, 
including decisions on appeals.

    Dated: October 15, 2015.
Dominica VanKoten,
Chief Cadastral Surveyor.
[FR Doc. 2015-26851 Filed 10-21-15; 8:45 am]
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