Assessment Report of Ecological, Social and Economic Conditions, Trends and Sustainability for the Manti-La Sal National Forest, 49925-49926 [2016-17949]

Download as PDF 49925 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 146 / Friday, July 29, 2016 / Notices Pulpwood received questionnaire Estimated Total Annual Average Burden Hours on Respondents. Comment Is Invited Comment is invited on: (1) Whether this collection of information is necessary for the stated purposes and the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical or scientific utility; (2) the accuracy of the Agency’s estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including the use of automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology. All comments received in response to this notice, including names and addresses when provided, will be a matter of public record. Comments will be summarized and included in the submission request toward Office of Management and Budget approval. Carlos Rodriguez Franco, Acting Associate Deputy Chief, Research & Development. [FR Doc. 2016–17862 Filed 7–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Ontonagon Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Ontonagon Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Ewen, Michigan. The Committee is meeting as authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community SelfDetermination 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 the Title II of the Act. RAC information can be found at the following Web site: http:// cloudapps-usda-gov.force.com/FSSRS/ RAC_Page?id=001t0000002JcvqAAC. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:09 Jul 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 Logs and other roundwood received questionnaire 106 hours .............................. 1,144 hours ........................... The meeting will be held on August 30, 2016, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. All RAC meetings are subject to cancellation. For status of meeting prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at the Ewen-Trout Creek School, 14312 Airport Road, Ewen, Michigan. 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 Ottawa National Forest Supervisor’s Office. Please call ahead to facilitate entry into the building. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa Klaus, RAC Coordinator, by phone at 906–932–1330 ext. 328 or via email at lklaus@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. Identify new RAC committee members, 2. Review and approve the RAC’s operating guidelines, 3. Elect a new chairperson, and 4. Review and recommend projects 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 16, 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 Attention: Lisa Klaus, RAC Coordinator, Ottawa National Forest Supervisor’s Office, E6248 US Hwy. 2, Ironwood, Michigan 49938; by email to lklaus@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 906–932–0122. Meeting Accommodations: If you are a person requiring reasonable DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Logging operations questionnaire 87 hours. 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 20, 2016. Linda L. Jackson, Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 2016–17966 Filed 7–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Assessment Report of Ecological, Social and Economic Conditions, Trends and Sustainability for the Manti-La Sal National Forest Forest Service, USDA. Notice of initiating the Assessment phase of the Forest Plan revision for the Manti-La Sal National Forest. AGENCY: ACTION: The Manti-La Sal National Forest (Forest), located in central and southeastern Utah and southwestern Colorado, is initiating the first phase of the Forest Planning process pursuant to the 2012 National Forest System Land Management Planning rule (36 CFR part 219). This process will result in a revised forest land management plan (Forest Plan) which provides strategic direction for management of resources on the Manti-La Sal National Forest for the next fifteen years. The first phase of the planning process involves assessing ecological, social and economic conditions and trends in the planning area and documenting the findings in an Assessment report. The Assessment phase is just beginning on the Manti-La Sal National Forest and interested parties are invited to contribute to the development of the Assessment. The Forest will be hosting public meetings to explain the revision process and invite the public to share information relevant to the Assessment. At the public meetings the Forest will seek sources of existing information and local knowledge of current conditions and trends in the natural resources, SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 49926 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 146 / Friday, July 29, 2016 / Notices social values, and goods and services produced by lands within the Manti-La Sal National Forest. DATES: Public meetings to discuss development of the Assessment will be held in September 2016. Dates and locations will be posted on the Forest Web site (http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/ mantilasal/landmanagement/planning/ ?cid=fseprd509713) and mailed to individuals and organizations on the mailing list. A draft of the Assessment report is anticipated to be posted at the Web site cited above in early 2017. Following completion of the Assessment, the Forest will initiate procedures pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to prepare and evaluate a revised Forest Plan. ADDRESSES: Written correspondence can be sent to: Manti-La Sal National Forest, Attn: Forest Plan Revision, 599 West Price River Drive, Ste. A, Price, UT 84501; or emailed to mlnfplanrevision@ fs.fed.us. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Blake Bassett, Forest Plan Revision Partnership Coordinator, at the mailing address above; or call 435–636–3508. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. More information on our plan revision process is available on the Forest’s planning Web site at http:// www.fs.usda.gov/detail/mantilasal/ landmanagement/planning/ ?cid=fseprd509713. You may also contact us by email at: mlnfplanrevision@fs.fed.us. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Forest Management Act (NFMA) of 1976 requires that every National Forest System (NFS) unit develop and periodically revise a Forest Plan. The procedures for doing this are in federal regulation (‘‘Planning Rule,’’ 36 CFR 219) and in Forest Service directives. Forest Plans provide strategic direction for managing forest resources for around fifteen years, and are adaptive and amendable as conditions change over time. Under the Planning Rule, an Assessment of ecological, social, and economic conditions and trends in the planning area is the first phase of a 3phase planning process (36 CFR 219.6). The second phase is guided, in part, by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). It includes preparation of a draft revised Forest Plan, one or more alternatives to the draft plan, and a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for public review and comment. This is VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:42 Jul 28, 2016 Jkt 238001 followed by a final environmental impact statement (FEIS) and draft decision. The draft decision is subject to the objection procedures of 36 CFR part 219, subpart B, before it can be finalized. The third phase of the process is implementation and monitoring, which is ongoing over the life of the revised Forest Plan. This notice announces the start of the Manti-La Sal National Forest’s Assessment process. The Assessment will rapidly evaluate existing information about relevant ecological, economic, cultural and social conditions, trends and sustainability and their relationship to the current Forest Plan within the context of the broader landscape. The Assessment does not include any decisions or require any actions on the ground. Its purpose is to provide a solid base of information that will be used to identify preliminary needs for change in the current Forest Plan, and to inform development of a revised plan. With this notice, the Manti-La Sal National Forest invites other governments, non-governmental parties, and the public to contribute to Assessment development. The intent of public participation during this phase is to identify as much relevant information as possible to inform the plan revision process. We also encourage contributors to share their concerns and perceptions of risk to social, economic, and ecological systems in or connected to the planning area. As public engagement opportunities are scheduled, public announcements will be made and information will be posted on the Forest’s Web site: http:// www.fs.usda.gov/detail/mantilasal/ landmanagement/planning/ ?cid=fseprd509713. To contribute information or ask to be added to our mailing list, please call 435–636–3508 or email mlnfplanrevision@fs.fed.us. Responsible Official The responsible official for the revision of the land management plan for the Manti-La Sal National Forest is the Forest Supervisor, Mark Pentecost, Manti-La Sal National Forest, 599 West Price River Drive, Ste. A, Price, Utah 84501. Dated: July 25, 2016. Brian M. Pentecost, Forest Supervisor. [FR Doc. 2016–17949 Filed 7–28–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Natural Resources Conservation Service [Docket No. NRCS–2016–0005] Mountain Run Watershed Dam No. 50, Culpeper County, Virginia Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). AGENCY: Notice of a Finding of No Significant Impact. ACTION: Pursuant to Section 102[2][c] of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Council on Environmental Quality Regulations, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service Regulations, NRCS gives notice that an environmental impact statement is not being prepared for the rehabilitation of Mountain Run Watershed Dam No. 50, Culpeper County, Virginia. SUMMARY: John A. Bricker, State Conservationist, Natural Resources Conservation Service, 1606 Santa Rosa Road, Suite 209, Richmond, Virginia 23229. Telephone (804) 287–1691, email jack.bricker@ va.usda.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The environmental assessment of this federally assisted action indicates that the project will not cause significant local, regional, or national impacts on the environment. As a result of these findings, John A. Bricker, State Conservationist, has determined that the preparation and review of an environmental impact statement is not needed for this project. The project purpose is continued flood prevention. The planned works of improvement include upgrading an existing multi-purpose flood control and water supply structure. The Notice of a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) has been forwarded to the various Federal, State, and local agencies and interested parties. A limited number of the FONSI are available to fill single copy requests at the above address. Basic data developed during the environmental assessment are on file and may be reviewed by contacting John A. Bricker at the above number. 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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 146 (Friday, July 29, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 49925-49926]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-17949]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Assessment Report of Ecological, Social and Economic Conditions, 
Trends and Sustainability for the Manti-La Sal National Forest

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of initiating the Assessment phase of the Forest Plan 
revision for the Manti-La Sal National Forest.

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SUMMARY: The Manti-La Sal National Forest (Forest), located in central 
and southeastern Utah and southwestern Colorado, is initiating the 
first phase of the Forest Planning process pursuant to the 2012 
National Forest System Land Management Planning rule (36 CFR part 219). 
This process will result in a revised forest land management plan 
(Forest Plan) which provides strategic direction for management of 
resources on the Manti-La Sal National Forest for the next fifteen 
years. The first phase of the planning process involves assessing 
ecological, social and economic conditions and trends in the planning 
area and documenting the findings in an Assessment report.
    The Assessment phase is just beginning on the Manti-La Sal National 
Forest and interested parties are invited to contribute to the 
development of the Assessment. The Forest will be hosting public 
meetings to explain the revision process and invite the public to share 
information relevant to the Assessment. At the public meetings the 
Forest will seek sources of existing information and local knowledge of 
current conditions and trends in the natural resources,

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social values, and goods and services produced by lands within the 
Manti-La Sal National Forest.

DATES: Public meetings to discuss development of the Assessment will be 
held in September 2016. Dates and locations will be posted on the 
Forest Web site (http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/mantilasal/landmanagement/planning/?cid=fseprd509713) and mailed to individuals 
and organizations on the mailing list. A draft of the Assessment report 
is anticipated to be posted at the Web site cited above in early 2017. 
Following completion of the Assessment, the Forest will initiate 
procedures pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to 
prepare and evaluate a revised Forest Plan.

ADDRESSES: Written correspondence can be sent to: Manti-La Sal National 
Forest, Attn: Forest Plan Revision, 599 West Price River Drive, Ste. A, 
Price, UT 84501; or emailed to mlnfplanrevision@fs.fed.us.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Blake Bassett, Forest Plan Revision 
Partnership Coordinator, at the mailing address above; or call 435-636-
3508. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) 
may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 
between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. More 
information on our plan revision process is available on the Forest's 
planning Web site at http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/mantilasal/landmanagement/planning/?cid=fseprd509713. You may also contact us by 
email at: mlnfplanrevision@fs.fed.us.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The National Forest Management Act (NFMA) of 
1976 requires that every National Forest System (NFS) unit develop and 
periodically revise a Forest Plan. The procedures for doing this are in 
federal regulation (``Planning Rule,'' 36 CFR 219) and in Forest 
Service directives. Forest Plans provide strategic direction for 
managing forest resources for around fifteen years, and are adaptive 
and amendable as conditions change over time.
    Under the Planning Rule, an Assessment of ecological, social, and 
economic conditions and trends in the planning area is the first phase 
of a 3-phase planning process (36 CFR 219.6). The second phase is 
guided, in part, by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). It 
includes preparation of a draft revised Forest Plan, one or more 
alternatives to the draft plan, and a draft environmental impact 
statement (DEIS) for public review and comment. This is followed by a 
final environmental impact statement (FEIS) and draft decision. The 
draft decision is subject to the objection procedures of 36 CFR part 
219, subpart B, before it can be finalized. The third phase of the 
process is implementation and monitoring, which is ongoing over the 
life of the revised Forest Plan.
    This notice announces the start of the Manti-La Sal National 
Forest's Assessment process. The Assessment will rapidly evaluate 
existing information about relevant ecological, economic, cultural and 
social conditions, trends and sustainability and their relationship to 
the current Forest Plan within the context of the broader landscape. 
The Assessment does not include any decisions or require any actions on 
the ground. Its purpose is to provide a solid base of information that 
will be used to identify preliminary needs for change in the current 
Forest Plan, and to inform development of a revised plan.
    With this notice, the Manti-La Sal National Forest invites other 
governments, non-governmental parties, and the public to contribute to 
Assessment development. The intent of public participation during this 
phase is to identify as much relevant information as possible to inform 
the plan revision process. We also encourage contributors to share 
their concerns and perceptions of risk to social, economic, and 
ecological systems in or connected to the planning area.
    As public engagement opportunities are scheduled, public 
announcements will be made and information will be posted on the 
Forest's Web site: http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/mantilasal/landmanagement/planning/?cid=fseprd509713. To contribute information or 
ask to be added to our mailing list, please call 435-636-3508 or email 
mlnfplanrevision@fs.fed.us.

Responsible Official

    The responsible official for the revision of the land management 
plan for the Manti-La Sal National Forest is the Forest Supervisor, 
Mark Pentecost, Manti-La Sal National Forest, 599 West Price River 
Drive, Ste. A, Price, Utah 84501.

    Dated: July 25, 2016.
Brian M. Pentecost,
Forest Supervisor.
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