Draft 2016-2020 Environmental Justice Strategic Plan, 22303-22304 [2016-08671]

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AGENCY: ACTION: This notice announces the availability of the Department of the Interior’s (Department) draft 2016–2020 Environmental Justice Strategic Plan SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Apr 14, 2016 Jkt 238001 (Strategic Plan). This draft Strategic Plan builds on the Department’s 2012–2017 Environmental Justice Strategic Plan and will guide the Department’s actions regarding environmental justice for the upcoming years. Updates to Federal agencies’ environmental justice strategic plans are conducted periodically to increase interagency cooperation and participation opportunities for minority, low-income, American Indian and Alaska Native Communities, and Tribal governments. DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received or postmarked by May 16, 2016. ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments by one of the following methods: 1. By email to: Environmental_ Justice@ios.doi.gov. 2. By hard-copy to: Environmental Justice, U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance (MS–2462), 1849 C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Cheryl L. Kelly at the above street address (see ADDRESSES), phone 202– 208–7565, or by email at cheryl_kelly@ ios.doi.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background In 1994, President Clinton signed Executive Order 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and Low-income Populations, which outlined a mandate for Federal agencies to ‘‘make achieving environmental justice part of its mission by identifying and addressing, as appropriate, disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects of its programs, policies, and activities on minority populations and low-income populations in the United States and its territories and possessions, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands.’’ Environmental justice is often defined as meeting the needs of underserved communities by reducing disparate environmental burdens, removing barriers to participation in decision making, and increasing access to environmental benefits that help make all communities safe, vibrant, and healthy places to live and work. In August 2011, the Department joined with other Federal agencies in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on Environmental Justice and Executive Order 12898 (MOU). This MOU reaffirmed the Federal government’s commitment to PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22303 environmental justice. Provisions of the MOU call on each Federal agency to review and update existing environmental justice strategic plans where applicable and as appropriate. At that time, the Department published a 2012–2017 Environmental Strategic Plan to meet this provision to update Federal agency strategic plans. The Department’s 2012–2017 Environmental Justice Strategic Plan set forth five major goals that continue to guide the Department in its pursuit of environmental justice: (1) Ensure responsible officials are aware of the provisions of EO 12898 and are able to identify and amend programs, policies, and activities under their purview that may have disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects on minority, low-income, or tribal populations; (2) Ensure minority, low-income, and tribal populations are provided with the opportunity to engage in meaningful involvement in the Department’s decision making processes; (3) The Department will, on its own or in collaboration with partners, identify and address environmental impacts that may result in disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental effects on minority, low-income, or tribal populations; (4) Use existing grant programs, training, and educational opportunities as available to aid and empower minority, low-income, and tribal populations in their efforts to build and sustain environmentally and economically sound communities; and (5) Integrate the Department’s environmental justice strategies with its Title VI of the Civil Rights Act enforcement responsibilities to improve efficiencies while preserving the integrity of Title VI and environmental justice activities. In 2015, the Department began the process to update the Department’s 2012–2017 Environmental Justice Strategic Plan by evaluating actions the Department could implement to meet the five goals. The update to the strategic plan is based on input and review by the Department’s bureaus and offices and meets the goal of the 2011 MOU to periodically evaluate and update strategic plans. II. General Information You may access the Department’s draft 2016–2020 Environmental Justice Strategic Plan at the Department’s Environmental Justice Web site at: https://www.doi.gov/oepc/resources/ environmental-justice. Please let us E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1 22304 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 73 / Friday, April 15, 2016 / Notices know if you are unable to access the document through the Web site; the document can be provided via email or hard copy. It is our policy to make all comments available to the public for review. Before including Personally Identifiable Information (PII), such as your address, phone number, email address, or other personal information in your comment(s), you should be aware that your entire comment (including PII) might be made available to the public at any time. While you might ask us in your comment to withhold PII from public view, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Mary Josie Blanchard, Acting Director, Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance. [FR Doc. 2016–08671 Filed 4–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4334–63–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [16X.LLID9570000.L14400000.BJ0000.241A. X.4500081115] Idaho: Filing of Plats of Survey Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Filing of Plats of Surveys. AGENCY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has officially filed the plats of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Idaho State Office, Boise, Idaho, effective 9:00 a.m., on the dates specified. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Land Management, 1387 South Vinnell Way, Boise, Idaho, 83709–1657. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: These surveys were executed at the request of the Bureau of Land Management to meet their administrative needs. The lands surveyed are: The supplemental plat showing the corrected bearings and distances for Tracts 37 and 38, corrected designation of Tract 39, and the removal of text for lots 9 and 10 (now Tracts 37 and 38), in sec. 23, T. 5 N., R. 6 W., Boise Meridian, Idaho, Group Number 1314, was accepted February 2, 2016. The plat representing the dependent resurvey of portions of the north boundary and subdivisional lines, and the subdivision of section 5, T. 14 N., R. 27 E., Boise Meridian, Idaho, Group Number 1391, and the plat representing the dependent resurvey of a portion of the south boundary, and subdivisional asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:27 Apr 14, 2016 Jkt 238001 lines, and the subdivision of sections 19 and 20, T. 15 N., R. 27 E., Boise Meridian, Idaho, Group Number 1391 were accepted February 8, 2016. The plat representing the dependent resurvey of portions of the south and west boundaries, subdivisional lines and Mineral Survey Number 1 (lot 37, Index Number 286), and the subdivision of section 31, and the metes-and-bounds survey of lots 10–12, section 31, T. 2 N., R. 19 E., of the Boise Meridian, Idaho, Group Number 1407, was accepted March 8, 2016. These surveys were executed at the request of the Bureau of Indian Affairs to meet certain administrative and management purposes. The lands surveyed are: The plat representing the dependent resurvey of a portion of the subdivisional lines, and the subdivision of section 8, and a metes-and-bounds survey in the E1⁄2 of the SE1⁄4 of the SE1⁄4 of section 8, T. 34 N., R. 4 E., of the Boise Meridian, Idaho, Group Number 1442, was accepted February 2, 2016. The plat representing the dependent resurvey of a portion of the subdivisional lines, and the corrective dependent resurvey of portions of the subdivisional lines and the subdivision of section 7, and the subdivision of section 8, T. 36 N., R. 3 W., Boise Meridian, Idaho, Group Number 1437, was accepted March 8, 2016. Jeff A. Lee, Acting Chief Cadastral Surveyor for Idaho. [FR Doc. 2016–08731 Filed 4–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNVC02000 L14400000.ER0000; 241A; MO# 4500089714] Notice of Temporary Closures of Public Land in Washoe County, Nevada Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: As authorized under the provisions of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, and pursuant to 43 CFR 8364.1, certain public land near Stead, Nevada, will be temporarily closed to all public use to provide for public safety during the 2016 Reno Air Racing Association Pylon Racing Seminar and the Reno National Championship Air Races. DATES: Temporary closure periods are June 15 through June 18, 2016, and SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 September 10 through September 18, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bryant Smith, (775) 885–6000, email: b6smith@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 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 closure applies to all public use, including pedestrian use and vehicles. The public lands affected by this closure are described as follows: Mount Diablo Meridian T. 21 N., R. 19 E., Sec. 8, E1⁄2E1⁄2, NW1⁄4NE1⁄4; Sec. 16, SW1⁄4SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, NW1⁄4, W1⁄2SE1⁄4. The area described contains 450 acres, more or less, in Washoe County, Nevada. The closure notice and map of the closure area will be posted at the BLM Nevada State Office, 1340 Financial Boulevard, Nevada and on the BLM Web site: http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/ fo/carsoncity_field.html. The BLM law enforcement, in coordination with the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office, will provide notification to the public of the closure during the scheduled events. Under the authority of Section 303(a) of the Federal Lands Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1733(a)), 43 CFR 8360.9–7 and 43 CFR 8364.1, the Bureau of Land Management will enforce the following rules in the area described above: All public use, whether motorized, on foot, or otherwise, is prohibited. Exceptions: Closure restrictions do not apply to event officials, medical and rescue personnel, law enforcement, and agency personnel monitoring the events. Penalties: Any person who violates any of this closure may be tried before a United States Magistrate and fined in accordance with 18 U.S.C. 3571, imprisoned no more than 12 months under 43 U.S.C. 1733(a) and 43 CFR 8360.0–7, or both. In accordance with 43 CFR 8365.1–7, State or local officials may also impose penalties for violations of Nevada law. Authority: 43 CFR 8360.0–7 and 8364.1. Bryant D. Smith, Acting Field Manager, Sierra Front Field Office. [FR Doc. 2016–08625 Filed 4–14–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P E:\FR\FM\15APN1.SGM 15APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 73 (Friday, April 15, 2016)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-08671]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Office of the Secretary

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Draft 2016-2020 Environmental Justice Strategic Plan

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the availability of the Department of 
the Interior's (Department) draft 2016-2020 Environmental Justice 
Strategic Plan (Strategic Plan). This draft Strategic Plan builds on 
the Department's 2012-2017 Environmental Justice Strategic Plan and 
will guide the Department's actions regarding environmental justice for 
the upcoming years. Updates to Federal agencies' environmental justice 
strategic plans are conducted periodically to increase interagency 
cooperation and participation opportunities for minority, low-income, 
American Indian and Alaska Native Communities, and Tribal governments.

DATES: Consideration will be given to all comments received or 
postmarked by May 16, 2016.

ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments by one of the following 
methods:
    1. By email to: Environmental_Justice@ios.doi.gov.
    2. By hard-copy to: Environmental Justice, U.S. Department of the 
Interior, Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance (MS-2462), 1849 
C Street NW., Washington, DC 20240

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Cheryl L. Kelly at the above 
street address (see ADDRESSES), phone 202-208-7565, or by email at 
cheryl_kelly@ios.doi.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Background

    In 1994, President Clinton signed Executive Order 12898, Federal 
Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and 
Low-income Populations, which outlined a mandate for Federal agencies 
to ``make achieving environmental justice part of its mission by 
identifying and addressing, as appropriate, disproportionately high and 
adverse human health or environmental effects of its programs, 
policies, and activities on minority populations and low-income 
populations in the United States and its territories and possessions, 
the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the 
Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands.'' Environmental justice is often 
defined as meeting the needs of underserved communities by reducing 
disparate environmental burdens, removing barriers to participation in 
decision making, and increasing access to environmental benefits that 
help make all communities safe, vibrant, and healthy places to live and 
work.
    In August 2011, the Department joined with other Federal agencies 
in the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on Environmental 
Justice and Executive Order 12898 (MOU). This MOU reaffirmed the 
Federal government's commitment to environmental justice. Provisions of 
the MOU call on each Federal agency to review and update existing 
environmental justice strategic plans where applicable and as 
appropriate. At that time, the Department published a 2012-2017 
Environmental Strategic Plan to meet this provision to update Federal 
agency strategic plans.
    The Department's 2012-2017 Environmental Justice Strategic Plan set 
forth five major goals that continue to guide the Department in its 
pursuit of environmental justice:
    (1) Ensure responsible officials are aware of the provisions of EO 
12898 and are able to identify and amend programs, policies, and 
activities under their purview that may have disproportionately high 
and adverse human health or environmental effects on minority, low-
income, or tribal populations;
    (2) Ensure minority, low-income, and tribal populations are 
provided with the opportunity to engage in meaningful involvement in 
the Department's decision making processes;
    (3) The Department will, on its own or in collaboration with 
partners, identify and address environmental impacts that may result in 
disproportionately high and adverse human health or environmental 
effects on minority, low-income, or tribal populations;
    (4) Use existing grant programs, training, and educational 
opportunities as available to aid and empower minority, low-income, and 
tribal populations in their efforts to build and sustain 
environmentally and economically sound communities; and
    (5) Integrate the Department's environmental justice strategies 
with its Title VI of the Civil Rights Act enforcement responsibilities 
to improve efficiencies while preserving the integrity of Title VI and 
environmental justice activities.
    In 2015, the Department began the process to update the 
Department's 2012-2017 Environmental Justice Strategic Plan by 
evaluating actions the Department could implement to meet the five 
goals. The update to the strategic plan is based on input and review by 
the Department's bureaus and offices and meets the goal of the 2011 MOU 
to periodically evaluate and update strategic plans.

II. General Information

    You may access the Department's draft 2016-2020 Environmental 
Justice Strategic Plan at the Department's Environmental Justice Web 
site at: https://www.doi.gov/oepc/resources/environmental-justice. 
Please let us

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know if you are unable to access the document through the Web site; the 
document can be provided via email or hard copy.
    It is our policy to make all comments available to the public for 
review. Before including Personally Identifiable Information (PII), 
such as your address, phone number, email address, or other personal 
information in your comment(s), you should be aware that your entire 
comment (including PII) might be made available to the public at any 
time. While you might ask us in your comment to withhold PII from 
public view, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.

Mary Josie Blanchard,
Acting Director, Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance.
[FR Doc. 2016-08671 Filed 4-14-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4334-63-P