Notice of Termination of Uinkaret Mountains Landscape Restoration Project Environmental Impact Statement, Arizona, 50722-50723 [2016-18272]

Download as PDF 50722 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 148 / Tuesday, August 2, 2016 / Notices A. Overview of Information Collection Title of Information Collection: Assessing Compliance with ACC and Regulatory Insurance Requirements. OMB Approval Number: Pending OMB Approval. Type of Request: New. Form Number: None. Description of the need for the information and proposed use: the information collected will be used to assess PHAs compliance with ACC and regulatory insurance requirements. PHAs are required to have appropriate property/casualty insurance coverage needed to protect Federal interest in PHA properties and operations. Respondents (i.e. affected public): PHAs. Estimated Number of Respondents: 300. Estimated Number of Responses: 300. Frequency of Response: Once (This is a one-time survey). Average Hours per Response: The expected average response time for the survey is 20 minutes. (Some of the questions have only binary responses: lYes lNo). Total Estimated Burdens: 100. B. Solicitation of Public Comment mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES This notice is soliciting comments from members of the public and affected parties concerning the collection of information described in Section A on the following: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) The accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (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 those who are to respond; including through the use of appropriate automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. HUD encourages interested parties to submit comment in response to these questions. Authority: Section 3507 of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. Chapter 35. Dated: July 22, 2016. Merrie Nichols-Dixon, Deputy Director, Office of Policy, Programs and Legislative Initiatives. [FR Doc. 2016–18296 Filed 8–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Aug 01, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLCO956000 L14400000.BJ0000 16X] Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey; Colorado AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of filing of plats of survey; Colorado The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Colorado State Office is publishing this notice to inform the public of the intent to officially file the survey plats listed below and afford a proper period of time to protest this action prior to the plat filing. During this time, the plats will be available for review in the BLM Colorado State Office. DATES: Unless there are protests of this action, the filing of the plats described in this notice will happen on September 1, 2016. ADDRESSES: BLM Colorado State Office, Cadastral Survey, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, CO 80215–7093. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Randy Bloom, Chief Cadastral Surveyor for Colorado, (303) 239–3856. 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, seven days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The plat, in 2 sheets, and field notes of the dependent resurvey and survey in fractional Township 14 South, Range 98 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado, were accepted on June 30, 2016. The plat and field notes of the dependent resurvey and survey in Township 15 South, Range 71 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado, were accepted on July 5, 2016. The plat and field notes of the dependent resurvey in Township 2 North, Range 86 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado, were accepted on July 14, 2016. The plat and field notes of the dependent resurvey and survey in Township 47 North, Range 1 West, New Mexico Principal Meridian, Colorado, were accepted on March 7, 2016. The plat incorporating the field notes of the remonumentation of certain SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 corners in Township 8 North, Range 71 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado, was accepted on July 21, 2016. Dale E. Vinton, Acting Chief Cadastral Surveyor for Colorado. [FR Doc. 2016–18276 Filed 8–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [FY16.LLAZA00000.L17110000.DF0000. 241A] Notice of Termination of Uinkaret Mountains Landscape Restoration Project Environmental Impact Statement, Arizona Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Uinkaret Mountains Landscape Restoration Project is no longer required and the process is hereby terminated. Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as implemented by the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) on October 21, 2014, published a notice of intent (NOI) to prepare an EIS. The EIS would have analyzed proposed vegetation treatments in the Uinkaret Mountains Landscape Restoration Project area. DATES: Termination of the EIS process for the Uinkaret Mountains Landscape Restoration Project is effective immediately. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Spotts, Planning and Environmental Coordinator, (435) 688– 3207; rspotts@blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM’s Arizona Strip District Office has determined it is appropriate to terminate the Uinkaret Mountains Landscape Restoration Project EIS and prepare an Environmental Assessment (EA) instead. The NOI to prepare an EIS was published in the Federal Register on October 21, 2014 (79 FR 62954) and announced the scoping period for the proposed project. The initial project proposal listed a variety of potential vegetative treatments, including manual, mechanical, chemical, wildfire management for resource benefit, prescribed fire, and seeding for the overall project area of approximately 128,535 acres, located on lands managed by the Arizona Strip Field SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\02AUN1.SGM 02AUN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 148 / Tuesday, August 2, 2016 / Notices Office and Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument, within the Arizona Strip District. Preliminary issues from internal and external public scoping include but are not limited to: Excessive fuel loading leading to increased wildfire risk; impacts from past management activities such as grazing and fire suppression; pinyon and juniper encroachment into sagebrush and ponderosa communities; soil erosion; and the need to treat decadent sagebrush stands. After careful consideration of preliminary issues, public scoping comments, and field-verification of existing resource conditions, BLM modified the proposed action to specific vegetation treatment units within the overall project area, of which 18,675 acres is proposed to receive manual, mechanical, seeding, erosion control, and chemical treatments and 38,713 acres are proposed to receive fire treatments. The proposed action and one other action alternative, which would implement only the fire treatments, were developed. Design features, applicable to all action alternatives, were also modified to include special resource protections to mitigate the environmental impacts, such as avoiding all known cultural resources following intensive surveys, treating areas when soils are not saturated to minimize soil compaction, ensuring mechanical treatment equipment is cleaned prior to use to minimize the spread of noxious weeds, avoiding old growth ponderosa stands, and designing treatments in irregular shapes to reduce visual contrast. The BLM evaluated the modified the proposed action, no action, and an alternative action, against the CEQ significance criteria (40 CFR 1508.27) and determined that the anticipated effects from the treatment methods are consistent with the preparation of an EA rather than an EIS. Thus, the BLM hereby terminates preparation of an EIS for the proposed Uinkaret Mountains Landscape Restoration Project. National Environmental Policy Act public involvement procedures will be adhered to in the development on the Uinkaret Mountains Landscape Restoration Project EA. Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6, 40 CFR 1506.10 Timothy J. Burke, District Manager. [FR Doc. 2016–18272 Filed 8–1–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–32–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Aug 01, 2016 Jkt 238001 DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Drug Enforcement Administration Alaaeldin A. Babiker, M.D.; Decision and Order On January 21, 2015, the Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Diversion Control, Drug Enforcement Administration, issued an Order to Show Cause to Alaaeldin A. Babiker, M.D. (hereinafter, Registrant), of Yuma, Arizona. The Show Cause Order proposed the revocation of Registrant’s DEA Certificate of Registration BB7566461, pursuant to which he is authorized to dispense controlled substances in schedules II through V as a practitioner, as well as the denial of any applications, on two grounds. GX 1, at 1. First, the Show Cause Order alleged that on October 4, 2014, the Arizona Medical Board issued Registrant an ‘‘Order for Decree of Censure, Probation, and Practice Restriction and Consent to the Same’’ which ‘‘restricted [him] from prescribing any controlled substances.’’ Id. The Show Cause Order thus alleged that because Registrant does not have authority to dispense controlled substances in Arizona, the State in which he is registered with DEA, his registration is subject to revocation. Id. (citing 21 U.S.C. 802(21), 823(f), 824(a)(3)). Second, based on various findings of fact and legal conclusions contained in the Board’s Order, the Show Cause Order alleged that Registrant had committed acts which render his registration ‘‘inconsistent with the public interest’’ in that he ‘‘did not comply with applicable state law related to controlled substances.’’ Id. at 2 (citing 21 U.S.C. 823(f)(4)). More specifically, the Show Cause Order alleged that: (1) ‘‘[F]rom 2008 through 2012, [Registrant] issued controlled substance prescriptions to [his] wife’’; and that (2) on December 8, 2012, he was ‘‘diagnosed with opioid dependence, Xanax abuse and Adderall abuse.’’ Id. Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 32–1401(27)(h) & (g)). The Show Cause Order then made multiple allegations regarding Registrant’s prescribing of narcotics to patient B.S. These included that: (1) During the period he prescribed oxycodone to B.S., he ‘‘added morphine to the patient’s medications’’ and also increased B.S.’s oxycodone prescriptions without explaining why he did so in B.S.’s chart; (2) he ‘‘did not treat [B.S.’s] chronic pain with additional evaluations or other therapeutic interventions’’; and (3) that he ‘‘deviated from the standard of care PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50723 by failing to address’’ lab results which suggested that B.S. was using marijuana as well as by failing to adequately document B.S.’s marijuana usage. Id. (citing Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 32–1401(27)(e) & (q)). Finally, the Show Cause Order notified Registrant of his right to request a hearing on the allegations or to submit a written statement of position while waiving his right to a hearing, the procedure for electing either option, and the consequence of failing to elect either option. GX 1, at 2–3 (citing 21 CFR 1301.43; id. § 1301.46). On January 29, 2015, a Special Agent went to an address in Yuma, Arizona which was identified as Registrant’s address by a lawyer who had represented him before the Arizona Medical Board. According to the Special Agent, he arrived at the residence at 4:30 p.m. at which time he ‘‘encountered no persons at the residence’’ and there were ‘‘[n]o vehicles or indications of any persons at the residence during the time’’ he was present. GX 7, at 1. The Special Agent reported that he left a copy of the Show Cause Order ‘‘in the door jamb of the front door in plain sight.’’ Id. However, at this juncture, the Government undertook no other steps to effect service. Several months later, the Government submitted a Request for Final Agency Action contending that 30 days had passed since Registrant was served with the Show Cause Order and that neither he, nor anyone representing him, had requested a hearing or sent any correspondence to DEA. Request for Final Agency Action, at 7–8. On review by my Office, service was deemed to be inadequate and the Government was directed to re-serve Registrant with the Show Cause Order. On October 2, 2015, a Diversion Investigator mailed the Show Cause Order to Registrant at his residence address (as identified by his lawyer) by first class mail. GX 9, at 2 (Supplemental Declaration of DI). Thereafter, ‘‘[o]n or about January 20, 2016,’’ the DI mailed the Show Cause Order to Registrant by Certified Mail, Return Receipt Requested addressed to him at the same address as well as at two other reported addresses. Id. However, each of these mailings was returned unclaimed. Id. Subsequently, on April 6, 2016, the DI re-mailed the Show Cause Order to Registrant by regular First Class Mail to each of the three addresses. Id. According to the affidavit of a Legal Assistant with the Office of Chief Counsel, as of July 13, 2016, the Office of Administrative Law Judges had not received either a hearing E:\FR\FM\02AUN1.SGM 02AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[FY16.LLAZA00000.L17110000.DF0000.241A]


Notice of Termination of Uinkaret Mountains Landscape Restoration 
Project Environmental Impact Statement, Arizona

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for 
the proposed Uinkaret Mountains Landscape Restoration Project is no 
longer required and the process is hereby terminated. Pursuant to the 
National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as implemented by the 
Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) regulations, the Bureau of Land 
Management (BLM) on October 21, 2014, published a notice of intent 
(NOI) to prepare an EIS. The EIS would have analyzed proposed 
vegetation treatments in the Uinkaret Mountains Landscape Restoration 
Project area.

DATES: Termination of the EIS process for the Uinkaret Mountains 
Landscape Restoration Project is effective immediately.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Richard Spotts, Planning and 
Environmental Coordinator, (435) 688-3207; rspotts@blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM's Arizona Strip District Office has 
determined it is appropriate to terminate the Uinkaret Mountains 
Landscape Restoration Project EIS and prepare an Environmental 
Assessment (EA) instead. The NOI to prepare an EIS was published in the 
Federal Register on October 21, 2014 (79 FR 62954) and announced the 
scoping period for the proposed project. The initial project proposal 
listed a variety of potential vegetative treatments, including manual, 
mechanical, chemical, wildfire management for resource benefit, 
prescribed fire, and seeding for the overall project area of 
approximately 128,535 acres, located on lands managed by the Arizona 
Strip Field

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Office and Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument, within the Arizona 
Strip District.
    Preliminary issues from internal and external public scoping 
include but are not limited to: Excessive fuel loading leading to 
increased wildfire risk; impacts from past management activities such 
as grazing and fire suppression; pinyon and juniper encroachment into 
sagebrush and ponderosa communities; soil erosion; and the need to 
treat decadent sagebrush stands.
    After careful consideration of preliminary issues, public scoping 
comments, and field-verification of existing resource conditions, BLM 
modified the proposed action to specific vegetation treatment units 
within the overall project area, of which 18,675 acres is proposed to 
receive manual, mechanical, seeding, erosion control, and chemical 
treatments and 38,713 acres are proposed to receive fire treatments. 
The proposed action and one other action alternative, which would 
implement only the fire treatments, were developed. Design features, 
applicable to all action alternatives, were also modified to include 
special resource protections to mitigate the environmental impacts, 
such as avoiding all known cultural resources following intensive 
surveys, treating areas when soils are not saturated to minimize soil 
compaction, ensuring mechanical treatment equipment is cleaned prior to 
use to minimize the spread of noxious weeds, avoiding old growth 
ponderosa stands, and designing treatments in irregular shapes to 
reduce visual contrast.
    The BLM evaluated the modified the proposed action, no action, and 
an alternative action, against the CEQ significance criteria (40 CFR 
1508.27) and determined that the anticipated effects from the treatment 
methods are consistent with the preparation of an EA rather than an 
EIS.
    Thus, the BLM hereby terminates preparation of an EIS for the 
proposed Uinkaret Mountains Landscape Restoration Project. National 
Environmental Policy Act public involvement procedures will be adhered 
to in the development on the Uinkaret Mountains Landscape Restoration 
Project EA.

    Authority: 40 CFR 1506.6, 40 CFR 1506.10

Timothy J. Burke,
District Manager.
[FR Doc. 2016-18272 Filed 8-1-16; 8:45 am]
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