Forest Resource Coordinating Committee, 17136 [2016-06858]

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. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Forest Resource Coordinating Committee

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: 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;
    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