North Gifford Pinchot Resource Advisory Committee, 48376-48377 [2016-17496]

Download as PDF 48376 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES These analyses could result in changes to the existing transportation system on the PSI. Depending on the analyses of roads and motorized trails, i.e., which roads and trails are designated as open to the public, it may be necessary to amend the Forest Plan. Per the settlement agreement dated November 16, 2015, the PSI transportation system that is open to public motorized travel consists of a total of 2,004 miles of NFS roads and 507 miles of NFS trails. That November 16, 2015 system is documented through USFS databases, spreadsheets, and reports, along with spatial data, and can be accessed from the travel planning Web page at: psitravelmanagement.org. Possible Alternatives Four preliminary alternatives have been identified and are described briefly below. Alternative A: The No-Action Alternative, as per settlement agreement language, would consist of the public motorized routes depicted on the following MVUMs minus 30 NFS routes/route segments identified in the settlement agreement, that are either already decommissioned or would be temporarily changed to administrative use only during the interim EIS process: • 2010 Pikes Peak Ranger District MVUM • 2010 South Park Ranger District MVUM • 2010 Salida Ranger District MVUM • 2012 Leadville Ranger District MVUM • 2012 San Carlos Ranger District MVUM • 2013 South Platte Ranger District MVUM Alternative B: This Alternative would consist of the public motorized routes as they are currently recorded in the official Forest Service Infrastructure (INFRA) database, as of June 16, 2016, minus routes contested by the Plaintiffs and identified in the settlement agreement. Alternative C: This Alternative would consitutue the routes as they are currently recorded in the official Forest Service INFRA database, as of June 16, 2016, plus certain revisions to those roads that were considered as urgent, priority changes, in conformance with the results of the PSI’s TAP Addendum Reports. Over the course of the last three years, PSI resource specialists conducted TAPs covering each ranger district. A TAP is a process whereby personnel representing key resource areas assign benefit and risk ratings to each road. The results of each TAP were compiled in a TAP Addendum Report. Urgent, priority changes may include, VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:27 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 but would not be limited to: decommissioning and/or conversion of unneeded authorized routes, elimination of mixed use modes of travel on certain roads, seasonal closures, road/trail reroutes, construction of new motorized recreational trails and/or extensions to existing trails, downgrading of maintenance levels, and other such revisions necessary for the effective management of the NFS transportation network. The goal of this alternative would be to move toward a safe, affordable, and environmentally sound transportation system, while leaving room for future site-specific revisions as needed. Alternative D: This Alternative would consist of all the Alternative C revisions, plus additional, non-urgent changes, which would direct the PSI toward the minimum NFS network needed for safe and efficient travel, and for administration, utilization, and protection of NFS lands per 36 CFR 212.5(b)(1). The additional changes would be made in accordance with the opportunities and recommendations provided in the TAP Addendum Reports for the individual districts on the PSI. Responsible Official The Responsible Official is Erin Connelly, Forest and Grasslands Supervisor, Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands, 2840 Kachina Dr., Pueblo CO. 81008. Scoping Process The Forest Service will conduct scoping meetings to solicit comments from the public and interested parties on this proposed action. Meetings are currently scheduled from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the following locations and dates: Pueblo, CO—August 23, 2016: Pueblo Community College, Fortino Ballroom (2nd floor of student center), 900 West Orman Avenue, Pueblo, CO 81004. Salida, CO—August 24, 2016: Steam Plant Theatre and Event Center Ballroom, 220 West Sackett Street, Salida, CO 81201. Colorado Springs, CO—August 25, 2016: Colorado Springs Utilities, Pikes Peak Room, Leon Young Service Center, 1521 S. Hancock Expressway, Colorado Springs, CO 80903. Additional information will be posted on the travel planning Web page at: psitravelmanagement.org. Nature of Decisions To Be Made • Is the proposal consistent with the Pike and San Isabel National Forests PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands Resource Management Plan (PSICC RMP)? • If the proposal is not consistent with the PSICC RMP, what is the scope and scale of any required amendments? • What alternative or combination of alternatives ensures the PSI follows the requirements for multiple uses outlined in the Multiple Use Sustained Yield Act of 1960. • What alternative or combination of alternatives best represents the designated motorized roads and trails network taking into consideration the travel management rule motorized trails and road designation criterion outlined in 36 CFR 212.55. Preliminary Issues Preliminary issues identified by the PSI are: (1) Resource damage caused by usercreated (non-NFS) routes; (2) Potential lost recreational opportunities from route closures; (3) Safety concerns on mixed-use (highway legal and non-highway legal) routes. Dated: July 8, 2016. Erin Connelly, Forest and Grasslands Supervisor, Pike and San Isabel National Forests and Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands. [FR Doc. 2016–17498 Filed 7–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service North Gifford Pinchot Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The North Gifford Pinchot Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Salkum, Washington. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. RAC information can be found at the following Web site: http:// www.fs.usda.gov/main/giffordpinchot/ workingtogether/advisorycommittees. DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All RAC meetings are subject to cancellation. For status of meeting prior SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 142 / Monday, July 25, 2016 / Notices 48377 to attendance, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. Dated: July 18, 2016. Gina Owens, Forest Supervisor. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE The meeting will be held at the Salkum Timberland Library, Community Room, 2480 U.S. Highway 12, Salkum, Washington. 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 Gifford Pinchot National Forest Supervisor’s Office. Please call ahead to facilitate entry into the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gala Miller, RAC Coordinator, by phone at 360–891–5014 or via email at galamiller@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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting is to: 1. Elect the Chair and Vice Chair of the RAC, 2. Review submitted Title II project proposals, and 3. Make project recommendations for Title II funding. The meeting is open to the public. The agenda will include time for people to make oral statements of three minutes or less. Individuals wishing to make an oral statement should request in writing by August 10, 2016, 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 requests for time for oral comments must be sent to Gala Miller, RAC Coordinator, 10600 NE 51st Circle, Vancouver, Washingtonn 98682; by email to galamiller@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 360 891 5045. 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, please contact the person listed in the section titled FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. All reasonable accommodation requests are managed on a case by case basis. [FR Doc. 2016–17496 Filed 7–22–16; 8:45 am] Notice of Solicitation of Applications for the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:27 Jul 22, 2016 Jkt 238001 Rural Business-Cooperative Service BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Office of Procurement and Property Management Public Availability of FY 2015 Service Contract Inventories Office of Procurement and Property Management, Departmental Management, Department of Agriculture. AGENCY: Notice of public availability of FY 2015 Services Contracts Inventories. ACTION: In accordance with Section 743 of Division C of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111–117), Department of Agriculture is publishing this notice to advise the public of the availability of the FY 2015 Services Contracts Inventory. This inventory provides information on FY 2015 service contract actions over $25,000. The information is organized by function to show how contracted resources are distributed throughout the agency. The inventory has been developed in accordance with guidance issued on November 5, 2010, by the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP). OFPP’s guidance is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/ default/files/omb/procurement/memo/ service-contract-inventories-guidance11052010.pdf. The Department of Agriculture has posted its inventory and a summary of the inventory on the Office of Procurement and Property Management homepage at the following link: http:// www.dm.usda.gov/procurement/. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Crandall Watson, Office of Procurement and Property Management, at (202) 720– 7529, or by mail at OPPM, MAIL STOP 9304, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20250–9303. Please cite ‘‘2015 Service Contract Inventory’’ in all correspondence. Lisa M. Wilusz, Director, Office of Procurement and Property Management. [FR Doc. 2016–17499 Filed 7–22–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–TX–P PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This Notice announces the solicitation of applications for funds available under the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program (the Program) to provide guaranteed loans to fund the development, construction, and Retrofitting of commercial scale biorefineries using Eligible technology and of Biobased product manufacturing facilities that use technologically new commercial scale processing and manufacturing equipment to convert Renewable chemicals and other biobased outputs of biorefineries into end-user products, on a commercial scale. SUMMARY: With this Notice, the Agency is announcing two separate application cycles, as is provided which are established in accordance with 7 CFR 4279.260(b), with application closing dates of 4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, October 3, 2016, and 4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, April 3, 2017. Applications must be received in the USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Energy Division no later than 4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time of the application closing date to compete for program funds. Any application received after 4:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time of the application closing date will be considered for the subsequent application cycle, provided that funding is available. ADDRESSES: Applications and forms may be obtained from: • USDA, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Energy Division, Attention: Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program, 1400 Independence Avenue SW., STOP 3225, Washington, DC 20250–3225. • Agency Web site: http:// forms.sc.egov.usda.gov/eForms/ welcomeAction.do?Home. Follow the instructions for obtaining the application and forms. Application materials can also be obtained from the Agency’s Web site. http:// www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/ biorefinery-assistance-program. DATES: E:\FR\FM\25JYN1.SGM 25JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 142 (Monday, July 25, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48376-48377]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-17496]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


North Gifford Pinchot Resource Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: The North Gifford Pinchot Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) 
will meet in Salkum, Washington. The committee is authorized under the 
Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (the Act) and 
operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The 
purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and 
to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning 
projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. RAC 
information can be found at the following Web site: http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/giffordpinchot/workingtogether/advisorycommittees.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 16, 2016, from 10:00 
a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    All RAC meetings are subject to cancellation. For status of meeting 
prior

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to attendance, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Salkum Timberland Library, 
Community Room, 2480 U.S. Highway 12, Salkum, Washington.
    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 Gifford Pinchot 
National Forest Supervisor's Office. Please call ahead to facilitate 
entry into the building.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Gala Miller, RAC Coordinator, by phone 
at 360-891-5014 or via email at galamiller@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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the meeting is to:
    1. Elect the Chair and Vice Chair of the RAC,
    2. Review submitted Title II project proposals, and
    3. Make project recommendations for Title II funding.
    The meeting is open to the public. The agenda will include time for 
people to make oral statements of three minutes or less. Individuals 
wishing to make an oral statement should request in writing by August 
10, 2016, 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 requests for time for oral comments must be sent 
to Gala Miller, RAC Coordinator, 10600 NE 51st Circle, Vancouver, 
Washingtonn 98682; by email to galamiller@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile 
to 360 891 5045.
    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, please 
contact the person listed in the section titled FOR FURTHER INFORMATION 
CONTACT. All reasonable accommodation requests are managed on a case by 
case basis.

    Dated: July 18, 2016.
Gina Owens,
Forest Supervisor.
[FR Doc. 2016-17496 Filed 7-22-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3411-15-P