Notice of Intent To Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Integrated Resource Management Plan for the Nez Perce Reservation in North Central Idaho, 76033-76034 [2015-30805]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 234 / Monday, December 7, 2015 / Notices The information collected is used to determine whether a tribe is eligible for the Sovereignty in Indian Education Grant and to determine whether the tribe is using the funding for the stated purpose of promoting tribal sovereignty in BIE-funded schools. The information is supplied by the respondents to obtain and/or retain a benefit. The public reporting burden is estimated to be between 1 and 40 hours per response. This includes the time needed to understand the requirements; gather the information; complete the proposal, quarterly budget reports, and the annual report; and submit to the Department. Comments regarding the burden or other aspects of the information collection may be directed to the Information Collection Clearance Officer—Indian Affairs, 1849 C Street NW., MS–3642, Washington, DC 20240. Dated: November 20, 2015. Kevin K. Washburn, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2015–30806 Filed 12–4–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [167A2100DD/AAKC001030/ A0A501010.999900 253G] Notice of Intent To Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Integrated Resource Management Plan for the Nez Perce Reservation in North Central Idaho Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) as lead agency intends to prepare a programmatic environmental impact statement (PEIS) and conduct public scoping meetings to evaluate potential environmental impacts of the proposed Integrated Resource Management Plan (IRMP) for the Nez Perce Reservation located in north central Idaho. The PEIS will be prepared in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). DATES: The dates and locations of public scoping meetings will be published in the Lewiston Tribune, Moscow-Pullman Daily News, Ta’c Tito’oqan, Clearwater Tribune, Idaho County Free Press, Lewis County Herald, The Clearwater Progress, and Cottonwood Chronicle. Additional information will also be posted on the Tribe’s Web site at www.nezperce.org. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Dec 04, 2015 Jkt 238001 Written comments to this notice must be received by February 5, 2016. ADDRESSES: The public is invited to submit written comments to this Notice. Written comments may be submitted by mail, email, hand carry, or fax to: Ms. Anna Schmidt, Wildlife Biologist, BIA Northwest Regional Office, 911 NE. 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97232–4169, Phone: (503) 231–6808, Fax: (503) 231– 6774, Email: anna.schmidt@bia.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Anna Schmidt at (503) 231–6808 or anna.schmidt@bia.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed action is the preparation of an IRMP for the Nez Perce Reservation and BIA approval of long-term natural and cultural resource planning goals and objectives for the Nez Perce Reservation. The Tribe may use the Programmatic EIS (PEIS) for tiered, project-specific environmental assessments to cover specific actions as the IRMP is implemented. The Tribe has managed its natural and cultural resources under the goals and objectives of various department-specific plans under the direction of the Nez Perce Tribal Executive Committee. The PEIS will consider a proposed strategy in the IRMP to provide a framework for all Nez Perce Tribal agencies to manage natural and cultural resources within the Nez Perce Reservation. It is anticipated that the PEIS will assess four management strategy alternatives and a No Action Alternative. Under the Maximum Resource Development Alternative, the Tribe’s resource management strategy would be to maximally promote human land uses, growth, and the use of natural and cultural resources to generate revenue for the Tribe. Under the Development Emphasis Alternative, the Tribe’s resource management strategy would be to emphasize human land use, growth, and the use of natural and cultural resources to generate revenue for the Tribe, while ensuring a moderate level of natural and cultural resource conservation, protection, and enhancement. Under the Conservation Emphasis Alternative, the Tribe’s resource management strategy would be to emphasize natural and cultural resource conservation, protection, and enhancement, while ensuring a moderate level of human land use, growth, and the use of natural and cultural resources to generate revenue for the Tribe. Under the Maximum Conservation Alternative, the Tribe’s resource management strategy would be to maximally promote natural and cultural resource conservation, protection, and enhancement. Under the PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 76033 No Action Alternative, the existing resource management strategies will be assessed. Additional strategies or alternatives or variations of those proposed above may be developed as a result of public scoping. Significant issues to be covered during the scoping process may include, but will not be limited to, air quality, geology and soils, surface and groundwater resources, wildlife habitat, threatened and endangered species, cultural resources, socioeconomic conditions, land use, aesthetics, and Indian trust resources. Directions for Submitting Public Comments: Please include your name, return address, and the caption ‘‘ ‘Programmatic EIS, Nez Perce Reservation IRMP’ ’’ on the first page of any written comments you submit. You may also submit comments at the public scoping meetings. The public scoping meetings will be held to seek comments from all parties concerning the use of natural and cultural resources on the Nez Perce Reservation, concerns regarding impacts to those resources, and preferred management strategies. The meetings will be held at various Nez Perce Reservation communities, and notices will be published in the Lewiston Tribune, Moscow-Pullman Daily News, Ta’c Tito’oqan, Clearwater Tribune, Idaho County Free Press, Lewis County Herald, the Clearwater Progress, and Cottonwood Chronicle. Additional information will also be posted at the Tribe’s Web site at www.nezperce.org. Public Comment Availability: Comments, including names and addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the BIA address shown in the ADDRESSES section of this notice, during regular business hours, Monday through Friday, except holidays. 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. Authority: This notice is published in accordance with sections 1503.1 of the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508) and Sec. 46.305 of the Department of the Interior Regulations (43 CFR part 46), implementing the procedural requirements of NEPA, as amended (42 U.5.C. 4321 et seq.), and is in the exercise of authority delegated to the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, by part 209 of the Departmental Manual. E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1 76034 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 234 / Monday, December 7, 2015 / Notices Dated: November 30, 2015. Kevin K. Washburn, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. received which would require a contrary determination. The USIBWC will publish a revised notice if changes are made based upon a review of comments received. [FR Doc. 2015–30805 Filed 12–4–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P Dated: October 28, 2015. Matthew Myers, Chief Counsel/Secretary Acting Privacy Act Officer. INTERNATIONAL BOUNDARY AND WATER COMMISSION, UNITED STATES AND MEXICO SYSTEM NAME: Privacy Act of 1974; Establishment of a New System of Records Payroll, Attendance, Retirement, and Leave Records—Interior, DOI–85. United States Section, International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC), United States and Mexico. ACTION: Proposed establishment of a new Privacy Act system of records. SYSTEM LOCATION: AGENCY: In accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (5 U.S.C. 552a), the USIBWC is issuing public notice of its intent to modify an existing Privacy Act system of records notice, DOI–85, ‘‘Payroll, Attendance, Retirement, and Leave Records.’’ The revisions will update the categories of individuals covered by the system, categories of records in the system, routine uses of records maintained in the system, retrievability of records, records’ safeguards, retention and disposition of records, and record source categories. DATES: Comments must be received by January 2, 2016. ADDRESSES: Any persons interested in commenting on these proposed amendments may do so by submitting comments in writing to the Legal Department, Senior Agency Officer for Privacy, Matthew Myers, U.S. IBWC, 4171 N. Mesa, C–100, El Paso, TX 79902, or by email to Matthew.Myers@ ibwc.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Z. Mora, Chief, Information Management Division, Administration Department, 4171 N. Mesa, C–100, El Paso, TX 79902 or by email at Z.Mora@ibwc.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Office of the Secretary of the Department of the Interior is proposing to amend the system notice for DOI–85, ‘‘Payroll, Attendance, Retirement, and Leave Records’’ to update the categories of individuals covered by the system, categories of records in the system, routine uses of records maintained in the system, retrievability of records, records’ safeguards, retention and disposition of records, and record source categories to reflect changes that have occurred since the notice was last published. These amendments will be effective as proposed at the end of the comment period unless comments are mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:36 Dec 04, 2015 Jkt 238001 (1) Personnel and Payroll Systems Division, National Business Center, U.S. Department of the Interior, 7201 West Mansfield Avenue, MS D–2400, Denver, CO 80235–2230. (2) All Departmental offices and locations which prepare and provide input documents and information for data processing and administrative actions. CATEGORIES OF INDIVIDUALS COVERED BY THE SYSTEM: (1) Current and former employees of the USIBWC (2) Current and former emergency workers (‘‘casuals’’) of the USIBWC (emergency workers). (3) Volunteers within the USIBWC (volunteers). (4) Contractors within the USIBWC (contractors). CATEGORIES OF RECORDS IN THE SYSTEM: Emergency worker name, emergency worker address, emergency worker phone numbers, emergency worker Social Security Number and organizational code; contractor name, contractor Social Security Number, contractor organization; employee name, employee address, employee phone numbers, employee emergency contact information (including name, address and phone number), employee Social Security Number and organizational code; employee common identifier (ECI), pay rate, grade, length of service, individual’s pay and leave records; source documents for posting time and leave attendance; allowances, and cost distribution records; deductions for Medicare, Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI, also known as Social Security), bonds, Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI), union dues, taxes, allotments, quarters, retirement, charities, health benefits, Flexible Spending Account, Long Term Care, Thrift Savings Fund contributions, awards, shift schedules, and pay differentials, tax lien data, commercial garnishments, child support and/or PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 alimony wage assignments; and related payroll and personnel data. Also included is information on debts owed to the government as a result of overpayment, refunds owed, or a debt referred for collection on a transferred employee or emergency worker. The payroll, attendance, retirement, and leave records described in this notice form a part of the information contained in the Department of the Interior’s integrated Federal Personnel and Payroll System (FPPS). Personnel records contained in the FPPS are covered under the government-wide system of records notice published by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM/GOVT–1) and the Departmentwide system of records notice, DOI–79, ‘‘Interior Personnel Records.’’ AUTHORITY FOR MAINTENANCE OF THE SYSTEM: 5 U.S.C. 5101, et seq.; 31 U.S.C. 3512. ROUTINE USES OF RECORDS MAINTAINED IN THE SYSTEM, INCLUDING CATEGORIES OF USERS AND THE PURPOSES OF SUCH USES: The primary uses of the records are for fiscal operations for payroll, time and attendance, leave, insurance, tax, retirement, debt, budget, and cost accounting programs; to prepare related reports to other Federal agencies including the Department of the Treasury and the Office of Personnel Management; for reporting purposes by the DOI component for which the employee works or the agency for which the DOI emergency worker works; and for human capital management purposes. Disclosure outside the Department of the Interior may be made: (1) To the Department of the Treasury for preparation of payroll (and other) checks and electronic funds transfers to Federal, State, and local government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and individuals. (2) To the Internal Revenue Service and to State, local, tribal, and territorial governments for tax purposes. (3) To the Office of Personnel Management or its contractors in connection with programs administered by that office, including, but not limited to, the Federal Long Term Care (LTC) Insurance Program, the Federal Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP), the Flexible Spending Accounts for Federal Employees Program (FSAFEDS), and the electronic Human Resources Information Program (EHRI). (4) To another Federal agency to which an employee or DOI emergency worker has transferred or in which a DOI volunteer transfers in a volunteer capacity. E:\FR\FM\07DEN1.SGM 07DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 234 (Monday, December 7, 2015)]
[Notices]
[Pages 76033-76034]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-30805]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

[167A2100DD/AAKC001030/A0A501010.999900 253G]


Notice of Intent To Prepare a Programmatic Environmental Impact 
Statement for the Proposed Integrated Resource Management Plan for the 
Nez Perce Reservation in North Central Idaho

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: This notice advises the public that the Bureau of Indian 
Affairs (BIA) as lead agency intends to prepare a programmatic 
environmental impact statement (PEIS) and conduct public scoping 
meetings to evaluate potential environmental impacts of the proposed 
Integrated Resource Management Plan (IRMP) for the Nez Perce 
Reservation located in north central Idaho. The PEIS will be prepared 
in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental 
Policy Act (NEPA).

DATES: The dates and locations of public scoping meetings will be 
published in the Lewiston Tribune, Moscow-Pullman Daily News, Ta'c 
Tito'oqan, Clearwater Tribune, Idaho County Free Press, Lewis County 
Herald, The Clearwater Progress, and Cottonwood Chronicle. Additional 
information will also be posted on the Tribe's Web site at 
www.nezperce.org. Written comments to this notice must be received by 
February 5, 2016.

ADDRESSES: The public is invited to submit written comments to this 
Notice. Written comments may be submitted by mail, email, hand carry, 
or fax to: Ms. Anna Schmidt, Wildlife Biologist, BIA Northwest Regional 
Office, 911 NE. 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97232-4169, Phone: (503) 231-
6808, Fax: (503) 231-6774, Email: anna.schmidt@bia.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Anna Schmidt at (503) 231-6808 or 
anna.schmidt@bia.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed action is the preparation of an 
IRMP for the Nez Perce Reservation and BIA approval of long-term 
natural and cultural resource planning goals and objectives for the Nez 
Perce Reservation. The Tribe may use the Programmatic EIS (PEIS) for 
tiered, project-specific environmental assessments to cover specific 
actions as the IRMP is implemented. The Tribe has managed its natural 
and cultural resources under the goals and objectives of various 
department-specific plans under the direction of the Nez Perce Tribal 
Executive Committee. The PEIS will consider a proposed strategy in the 
IRMP to provide a framework for all Nez Perce Tribal agencies to manage 
natural and cultural resources within the Nez Perce Reservation.
    It is anticipated that the PEIS will assess four management 
strategy alternatives and a No Action Alternative. Under the Maximum 
Resource Development Alternative, the Tribe's resource management 
strategy would be to maximally promote human land uses, growth, and the 
use of natural and cultural resources to generate revenue for the 
Tribe. Under the Development Emphasis Alternative, the Tribe's resource 
management strategy would be to emphasize human land use, growth, and 
the use of natural and cultural resources to generate revenue for the 
Tribe, while ensuring a moderate level of natural and cultural resource 
conservation, protection, and enhancement. Under the Conservation 
Emphasis Alternative, the Tribe's resource management strategy would be 
to emphasize natural and cultural resource conservation, protection, 
and enhancement, while ensuring a moderate level of human land use, 
growth, and the use of natural and cultural resources to generate 
revenue for the Tribe. Under the Maximum Conservation Alternative, the 
Tribe's resource management strategy would be to maximally promote 
natural and cultural resource conservation, protection, and 
enhancement. Under the No Action Alternative, the existing resource 
management strategies will be assessed. Additional strategies or 
alternatives or variations of those proposed above may be developed as 
a result of public scoping. Significant issues to be covered during the 
scoping process may include, but will not be limited to, air quality, 
geology and soils, surface and groundwater resources, wildlife habitat, 
threatened and endangered species, cultural resources, socioeconomic 
conditions, land use, aesthetics, and Indian trust resources.
    Directions for Submitting Public Comments: Please include your 
name, return address, and the caption `` `Programmatic EIS, Nez Perce 
Reservation IRMP' '' on the first page of any written comments you 
submit. You may also submit comments at the public scoping meetings. 
The public scoping meetings will be held to seek comments from all 
parties concerning the use of natural and cultural resources on the Nez 
Perce Reservation, concerns regarding impacts to those resources, and 
preferred management strategies. The meetings will be held at various 
Nez Perce Reservation communities, and notices will be published in the 
Lewiston Tribune, Moscow-Pullman Daily News, Ta'c Tito'oqan, Clearwater 
Tribune, Idaho County Free Press, Lewis County Herald, the Clearwater 
Progress, and Cottonwood Chronicle. Additional information will also be 
posted at the Tribe's Web site at www.nezperce.org.
    Public Comment Availability: Comments, including names and 
addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the 
BIA address shown in the ADDRESSES section of this notice, during 
regular business hours, Monday through Friday, except holidays. 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.

    Authority:  This notice is published in accordance with sections 
1503.1 of the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations (40 CFR 
parts 1500 through 1508) and Sec. 46.305 of the Department of the 
Interior Regulations (43 CFR part 46), implementing the procedural 
requirements of NEPA, as amended (42 U.5.C. 4321 et seq.), and is in 
the exercise of authority delegated to the Assistant Secretary--
Indian Affairs, by part 209 of the Departmental Manual.


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    Dated: November 30, 2015.
Kevin K. Washburn,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2015-30805 Filed 12-4-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4337-15-P