Mitigation of Adverse Impacts, 17136-17137 [2016-06857]

Download as PDF 17136 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 59 / Monday, March 28, 2016 / Notices Total Burden Hours: 8,268. Charlene Parker, Departmental Information Collection Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–06929 Filed 3–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Forest Resource Coordinating Committee Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Forest Resource Coordinating Committee (Committee) will meet via teleconference. The Committee is established consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. II), and the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (the Act) (Pub. L. 110–246). Committee information can be found at the following Web site at http:// www.fs.fed.us/spf/coop/frcc/. DATES: The teleconference will be held on April 20, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). All meetings are subject to cancellation. For status of the meeting prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held via teleconference. For anyone who would like to attend the teleconference, please visit the Web site listed in the SUMMARY section or contact Andrea Bedell-Loucks at abloucks@fs.fed.us for further details. Written comments may be submitted as described under SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION. All comments, including names and addresses when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments placed on the Committee’s Web site listed above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Andrea Bedell-Loucks, Designated Federal Officer, Cooperative Forestry staff, 202–205–1190. 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. Consulting foresters role in private forest landowner assistance; Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:52 Mar 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 2. Finalize May agenda. The teleconference is open to the public. However, the public is strongly encouraged to RSVP prior to the teleconference to ensure all related documents are shared with public meeting participants. The agenda will include time for people to make oral statements of three minutes or less. Individuals wishing to make an oral statement should submit a request in writing 10 days before the planned meeting to be scheduled on the agenda. Anyone who would like to bring related matters to the attention of the Committee may file written statements with the Committee staff before or after the meeting. Written comments and time requests for oral comments must be sent to Laurie Schoonhoven, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Mailstop 1123, Washington, DC 20250 or by email to lschoonhoven@fs.fed.us. A summary of the meeting will be posted on the Web site listed above within 21 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: March 16, 2016. James E. Hubbard, Deputy Chief, State and Private Forestry. [FR Doc. 2016–06858 Filed 3–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service RIN 0596–AD27 Mitigation of Adverse Impacts Forest Service, USDA. Request for information. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, is developing Agency policy concerning mitigation of adverse impacts. The Agency is hosting a webinar for all interested members of the public to share information concerning its goals and objectives for the mitigation policy, and the anticipated timeline for developing the policy. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback. DATES: A webinar will be held for interested members of the general SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 public on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, from 1:00–2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time/10:00–11:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time. ADDRESSES: The webinar will be held via Adobe Connect web conferencing software. To access the presentation, enter the following URL into any Flashenabled web browser: https:// usfs.adobeconnect.com/emc-faca/. Audio-only access is available toll-free by calling (888) 844–9904 and entering the following access code: 4941314. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Carlson, Acting Mitigation Coordinator, Ecosystem Management Coordination (202) 205–1481, WO_ Mitigation@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at (800) 877–8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this RFI is to inform the public about and gather input on the Agency’s forthcoming policy on mitigating adverse impacts. The webinar is open to the public. The agenda will include time for participants to ask clarifying questions and provide input in writing during the webinar. Written input following the webinar must be sent to Mitigation Policy Input, USDA Forest Service, Ecosystem Management Coordination, 201 14th Street Mail Stop 1104, Washington, DC 20250–1104; or by email at WO_Mitigation@fs.fed.us. The November 3, 2015 Presidential Memorandum: Mitigating Impacts on Natural Resources from Development and Encouraging Related Private Investment directs the Forest Service ‘‘to avoid and then minimize harmful effects to land, water, wildlife, and other ecological resources (natural resources) caused by land- or water-disturbing activities, and to ensure that any remaining harmful effects are effectively addressed, consistent with existing mission and legal authorities.’’ To that end, the Memorandum instructs the Agency to ‘‘adopt a clear and consistent approach for avoidance and minimization of, and compensatory mitigation for, the impacts of their activities and the projects they approve’’ through directives and a regulation. The Memorandum will be implemented by the Forest Service initially through an agency regulation addressing adverse impacts on natural resources through avoiding and minimizing impact, and then compensating for those impacts that do occur to important or sensitive resources. The objective of these efforts E:\FR\FM\28MRN1.SGM 28MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 59 / Monday, March 28, 2016 / Notices is to ensure clarity, improved transparency, and consistency for proposed activities affecting landscapes. Those efforts include improving information sharing and mitigation support tools by working with other Federal agencies, States, Tribes, and partners to identify and share information in order to define natural resources baselines and monitor the effectiveness of mitigation actions. Dated: March 21, 2016. Brian Ferebee, Associate Deputy Chief of National Forest System, U.S. Forest Service. BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Federal Advisory Committee (LTFAC) Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of meeting. AGENCY: The Lake Tahoe Basin Federal Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet in Incline Village, Nevada. The Committee is established consistent with the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972. Additional information concerning the Committee, including meeting summary/minutes, can be found by visiting the Committee’s Web site at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ ltbmu/LTFAC. The summary/minutes of the meetings will be posted within 21 days of the meetings. DATES: The meeting will be held on April 14, 2016, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. All meetings are subject to cancellation. For updated status of the meeting prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held at the Donald W. Reynolds Nonprofit Community Center, Meiling Training Room, 948 Incline Way, Incline Village, Nevada. Written comments may be submitted as described under Supplementary Information. All comments, including names and addresses, when provided, are placed in the record and are available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at the Forest Service, 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, California. Please call ahead at 530–543–2774 to facilitate entry to the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Kuentz, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, Forest Service, 35 Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 14:52 Mar 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 The purpose of this meeting is to provide: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: (1) Current status of the Lake Tahoe Restoration Act and Southern Nevada Public Land Management Act (2) Review of SNPLMA 2013 Report (3) Review of Environmental Improvement Plan (4) Committee’s future implementation strategy discussion (5) Review of 2016 meeting schedule [FR Doc. 2016–06857 Filed 3–25–16; 8:45 am] ADDRESSES: College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, California 96150, by phone at 530–543– 2774, or by email at kkuentz@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. The meeting is open to the public. Anyone who would like to bring related matters to the attention of the Committee may file written statements with the Committee staff before the meeting. The agenda will include time for people to make oral statements of three minutes or less. Individuals wishing to make an oral statement should submit a request in writing by April 7, 2016. Written comments and time requests for oral comments must be sent to Karen Kuentz, Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit, 35 College Drive, South Lake Tahoe, California 96150, or by email at kkuentz@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 530–543–2693. 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. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 59 (Monday, March 28, 2016)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-06857]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service

RIN 0596-AD27


Mitigation of Adverse Impacts

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Request for information.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Agriculture (USDA), Forest Service, is 
developing Agency policy concerning mitigation of adverse impacts. The 
Agency is hosting a webinar for all interested members of the public to 
share information concerning its goals and objectives for the 
mitigation policy, and the anticipated timeline for developing the 
policy. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions and provide 
feedback.

DATES: A webinar will be held for interested members of the general 
public on Wednesday, April 6, 2016, from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern 
Daylight Time/10:00-11:00 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.

ADDRESSES:  The webinar will be held via Adobe Connect web conferencing 
software. To access the presentation, enter the following URL into any 
Flash-enabled web browser: https://usfs.adobeconnect.com/emc-faca/. 
Audio-only access is available toll-free by calling (888) 844-9904 and 
entering the following access code: 4941314.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Carlson, Acting Mitigation 
Coordinator, Ecosystem Management Coordination (202) 205-1481, 
WO_Mitigation@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use telecommunication devices 
for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service 
(FIRS) at (800) 877-8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern 
Daylight Time, Monday through Friday.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of this RFI is to inform the 
public about and gather input on the Agency's forthcoming policy on 
mitigating adverse impacts. The webinar is open to the public. The 
agenda will include time for participants to ask clarifying questions 
and provide input in writing during the webinar. Written input 
following the webinar must be sent to Mitigation Policy Input, USDA 
Forest Service, Ecosystem Management Coordination, 201 14th Street Mail 
Stop 1104, Washington, DC 20250-1104; or by email at 
WO_Mitigation@fs.fed.us.
    The November 3, 2015 Presidential Memorandum: Mitigating Impacts on 
Natural Resources from Development and Encouraging Related Private 
Investment directs the Forest Service ``to avoid and then minimize 
harmful effects to land, water, wildlife, and other ecological 
resources (natural resources) caused by land- or water-disturbing 
activities, and to ensure that any remaining harmful effects are 
effectively addressed, consistent with existing mission and legal 
authorities.'' To that end, the Memorandum instructs the Agency to 
``adopt a clear and consistent approach for avoidance and minimization 
of, and compensatory mitigation for, the impacts of their activities 
and the projects they approve'' through directives and a regulation.
    The Memorandum will be implemented by the Forest Service initially 
through an agency regulation addressing adverse impacts on natural 
resources through avoiding and minimizing impact, and then compensating 
for those impacts that do occur to important or sensitive resources. 
The objective of these efforts

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is to ensure clarity, improved transparency, and consistency for 
proposed activities affecting landscapes. Those efforts include 
improving information sharing and mitigation support tools by working 
with other Federal agencies, States, Tribes, and partners to identify 
and share information in order to define natural resources baselines 
and monitor the effectiveness of mitigation actions.

    Dated: March 21, 2016.
Brian Ferebee,
Associate Deputy Chief of National Forest System, U.S. Forest Service.
[FR Doc. 2016-06857 Filed 3-25-16; 8:45 am]
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