Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest; Okanogan, Chelan and Skagit Counties, Washington; Pack Stock Outfitter Guide Special Use Permits Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, 58910-58911 [2016-20487]

Download as PDF 58910 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 166 / Friday, August 26, 2016 / Notices Non-Federal Parcels Under the Proposed Action, 12 nonFederal parcels—totaling approximately 1,317.5 acres—would be transferred to the United States, to be managed by the United States Forest Service. Six of the non-Federal parcels are located inside the boundaries of the Inyo National Forest. These parcels include the West Mono Lake Parcel (located inside the boundaries of the Congressionally designated Mono Basin National Forest Scenic Area near the west shore of Mono Lake), the Lundy Canyon Parcel (patented mining claims located in or adjacent to the Hoover Wilderness northwest of Mono Lake), the Moran Springs Parcel (located in the Benton Range), Dexter Canyon Parcel (a large inholding southeast of Mono Lake), Madden Parcel (adjacent to Lake Mary Road in the Town of Mammoth Lakes), and the Pine Creek Parcel (located at the trailhead of the Pine Canyon Trail). The non-Federal parcel located outside the boundaries of the Inyo National Forest is located in Inyo County. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP)-Bishop Parcel is located in the City of Bishop, California, adjacent to the White Mountain Ranger District Office of the Inyo National Forest. One of the non-Federal parcels (Taylor Lake Parcel) is located inside the boundaries of the Plumas National Forest at Taylor Lake east of Greenville, California. Four of the non-Federal parcels are located inside the boundaries of the Stanislaus National Forest in the Clavey River watershed near Yosemite National Park. Additional information and maps of this proposal can be found on the project Web site: http://www.fs.fed.us/ nepa/fs-usda-pop.html?project=30428 Responsible Official The Responsible Official is Edward Armenta, Forest Supervisor for the Inyo National Forest. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Nature of Decision To Be Made The decision to be made is whether to authorize the Proposed Action as described above, modify the Proposed Action to address issues raised in public scoping, or to take no action at this time. Permits or Licenses Required Forest Service Special Use Permit soliciting comments from Federal, State and local agencies and other individuals or organizations that may be interested in or affected by implementation of the proposed projects. A public meeting will be held on September 8, 2016 to share information and answer questions about the project. The meeting will be held in the town of Mammoth Lakes at the Council Chambers (Suite Z—437 Old Mammoth Road) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This project will be subject to 36 CFR 254.8 Notice of Exchange Proposal. Individuals and entities who have submitted timely, specific written comments regarding a proposed project or activity during public comment periods, including this 45-day public scoping period, may file an objection (36 CFR 218.5(a)). Written comments received, including the names and addresses of those who comment, will be considered part of the public record on this proposal and will be available for public inspection (36 CFR 218.25(b)(2)). For purposes of meeting the 36 CFR 218.5 eligibility requirements, the public scoping period will end 45 days from the date the Notice of Exchange Proposal is published in the Federal Register. It is important that reviewers provide their comments at such times and in such manner that they are useful to the agency’s preparation of the environmental impact statement. Therefore, comments should be provided prior to the close of the comment period and should clearly articulate the reviewer’s concerns and contentions. Comments received in response to this solicitation, including names and addresses of those who comment, will be part of the public record for this proposed action. Comments submitted anonymously will be accepted and considered, however those who only submit anonymous comments will not have standing to appeal the subsequent decision under 36 CFR 215. Dated: August 18, 2016. Edward E. Armenta, Forest Supervisor, Inyo National Forest. [FR Doc. 2016–20383 Filed 8–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P Scoping Process This notice of intent initiates the scoping process, which guides the development of the environmental impact statement. The Forest Service is VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:17 Aug 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00009 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest; Okanogan, Chelan and Skagit Counties, Washington; Pack Stock Outfitter Guide Special Use Permits Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Forest Service, USDA. Notice of intent to prepare a supplement to a final environmental impact statement. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice is hereby given that the USDA, Forest Service will prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to update and correct the Pack and Saddle Stock OutfitterGuide Special Use Permit Issuance Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). The Notice of Availability for the FEIS was published on March 8, 2013 (FR Vol. 78, No. 46, 15011). The Record of Decision for the FEIS was withdrawn in June 2013, after appeals were filed, and Regional Office review found portions of the analysis needed correction. The Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement will evaluate a modification of FEIS Alternative 4 and make other corrections to provide pack stock outfitter and guide services on the Methow Valley, Chelan and Tonasket Ranger Districts of the OkanoganWenatchee National Forest. DATES: The draft supplemental environmental impact statement is expected in October 2016 and the final supplemental environmental impact statement is expected February 2017. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Zbyszewski, Project Team Leader, Methow Valley Ranger District, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, (509) 996–4021, jzbysewski@fs.fed.us, or Paul Willard, Recreation Program Manager, Chelan Ranger District, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, (509)682–4960, pwillard@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 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Scoping is not required for supplements to environmental impact statements [40 CFR 1502.9(c)(4)] and will not be conducted because of the limited nature of the additional analysis needed. The SEIS will be modified based on a new 2016 Needs Assessment and Extent Necessary Determination; the 2012 Needs Assessment was revised to more accurately calculate the extent of SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1 mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 166 / Friday, August 26, 2016 / Notices commercial services necessary in wilderness. FEIS Alternative 4 was modified to reduce the service days available in the Pasayten Wilderness to 1,640, and in the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth to 737 based on the 2016 Needs Assessment. The SEIS will also supplement, clarify, and update other information in the FEIS. The Responsible Official is Michael R. Williams, Forest Supervisor, OkanoganWenatchee National Forest, 215 Melody Lane, Wenatchee, WA 98801. The Responsible Official will decide whether or not to issue term permits to the outfitters described in the proposed action presented in the FEIS and SEIS based on one or a combination of alternatives in the FEIS and/or SEIS. He will also decide what, if any, mitigation measures and monitoring are needed. The criteria that will be used to select among the alternatives are: (1) To what extent each alternative responds to applications for special use permits in a manner that provides stability to outfitter-guide businesses to allow financial commitments necessary to continue to provide public service; (2) the extent to which each alternative meets the minimum extent necessary for commercial services in Wilderness, to provide for wilderness appropriate activiteis, and protect wilderness character while providing pack and saddle stock outfitter-guide commercial services in the Pasayten and Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness areas; (3) the extent to which each alternative adesignates an amount of campsite barren core in wilderness used by the pack and saddle stock outfitter-guide that is compatible with party size, and (4) the effects of each alternative on the environment, particularly those aspects of the environment identified as Significant Issues. In the final SEIS, the Forest Service is required to respond to comments and responses received during the comment period that pertain to the environmental consequences discussed in the draft SEIS and applicable laws, regulations, and policies considered in making a decision regarding the proposal. The Forest Supervisor for the OkanoganWenatchee National Forest will be the Federal responsible official for this SEIS. The new Record of Decision will be based on both the FEIS and SEIS, and the Forest Supervisor’s decision will be subject to objection pursuant to 36 CFR 218. VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:17 Aug 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 Dated: August 19, 2016. Michael R. Williams, Forest Supervisor, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. [FR Doc. 2016–20487 Filed 8–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P ARCHITECTURAL AND TRANSPORTATION BARRIERS COMPLIANCE BOARD Meetings Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board. ACTION: Notice of meetings. AGENCY: The Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board (Access Board) plans to hold its regular committee and Board meetings in Washington, DC, Monday through Wednesday, September 12—14, 2016 at the times and location listed below. DATES: The schedule of events is as follows: Monday, September 12, 2016 2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Technical Programs Committee 3:00–4:00 Ad Hoc Committee on Design Guidance Tuesday, September 13, 2016 9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Ad Hoc Committee on Frontier Issues 11:00–11:30 Budget 11:30–Noon Planning and Evaluation 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m. Ad Hoc Committee on Medical Diagnostic Equipment: CLOSED 2:30–4:00 Ad Hoc Committee on Information and Communication Technology: CLOSED Wednesday, September 14, 2016 1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m. Board Meeting ADDRESSES: Meetings will be held at the Access Board Conference Room, 1331 F Street NW., Suite 800, Washington, DC 20004. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information regarding the meetings, please contact David Capozzi, Executive Director, (202) 272–0010 (voice); (202) 272–0054 (TTY). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: At the Board meeting scheduled on the afternoon of Wednesday, September 14, 2016, the Access Board will consider the following agenda items: • Approval of the draft July 13, 2016 meeting minutes (vote) • Ad Hoc Committee Reports: Design Guidance; Frontier Issues; Medical Diagnostic Equipment (vote) and Information and Communication Technology SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58911 • Technical Programs Committee • Budget Committee • Planning and Evaluation Committee • Election Assistance Commission Report • Executive Director’s Report • Public Comment (final 15 minutes of the meeting) Members of the public can provide comments either in-person or over the telephone during the final 15 minutes of the Board meeting on Wednesday, September14, 2016. Any individual interested in providing comment is asked to pre-register by sending an email to bunales@access-board.gov with the subject line ‘‘Access Board meeting—Public Comment’’ with your name, organization, state, and topic of comment included in the body of your email. All emails to register for public comment must be received by Wednesday, September 7, 2016. Registered commenters will be provided with a call-in number and passcode before the meeting. Commenters will be called on in the order by which they pre-registered. Due to time constraints, each commenter is limited to two minutes. Commenters on the telephone will be in a listen-only capacity until they are called on. All meetings are accessible to persons with disabilities. An assistive listening system, Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART), and sign language interpreters will be available at the Board meeting and committee meetings. Persons attending Board meetings are requested to refrain from using perfume, cologne, and other fragrances for the comfort of other participants (see www.access-board.gov/ the-board/policies/fragrance-freeenvironment for more information). You may view the Wednesday, September 14, 2016 meeting through a live webcast from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at: www.access-board.gov/webcast. David M. Capozzi, Executive Director. [FR Doc. 2016–20470 Filed 8–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8150–01–P COMMITTEE FOR PURCHASE FROM PEOPLE WHO ARE BLIND OR SEVERELY DISABLED Procurement List; Additions and Deletions Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled. ACTION: Additions to and deletions from the Procurement List. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\26AUN1.SGM 26AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 166 (Friday, August 26, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 58910-58911]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-20487]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest; Okanogan, Chelan and Skagit 
Counties, Washington; Pack Stock Outfitter Guide Special Use Permits 
Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare a supplement to a final 
environmental impact statement.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the USDA, Forest Service will 
prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to update 
and correct the Pack and Saddle Stock Outfitter-Guide Special Use 
Permit Issuance Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). The Notice 
of Availability for the FEIS was published on March 8, 2013 (FR Vol. 
78, No. 46, 15011). The Record of Decision for the FEIS was withdrawn 
in June 2013, after appeals were filed, and Regional Office review 
found portions of the analysis needed correction. The Supplemental 
Environmental Impact Statement will evaluate a modification of FEIS 
Alternative 4 and make other corrections to provide pack stock 
outfitter and guide services on the Methow Valley, Chelan and Tonasket 
Ranger Districts of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.

DATES: The draft supplemental environmental impact statement is 
expected in October 2016 and the final supplemental environmental 
impact statement is expected February 2017.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Zbyszewski, Project Team 
Leader, Methow Valley Ranger District, Okanogan-Wenatchee National 
Forest, (509) 996-4021, jzbysewski@fs.fed.us, or Paul Willard, 
Recreation Program Manager, Chelan Ranger District, Okanogan-Wenatchee 
National Forest, (509)682-4960, pwillard@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 a.m. and 8 
p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Scoping is not required for supplements to 
environmental impact statements [40 CFR 1502.9(c)(4)] and will not be 
conducted because of the limited nature of the additional analysis 
needed.
    The SEIS will be modified based on a new 2016 Needs Assessment and 
Extent Necessary Determination; the 2012 Needs Assessment was revised 
to more accurately calculate the extent of

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commercial services necessary in wilderness. FEIS Alternative 4 was 
modified to reduce the service days available in the Pasayten 
Wilderness to 1,640, and in the Lake Chelan-Sawtooth to 737 based on 
the 2016 Needs Assessment. The SEIS will also supplement, clarify, and 
update other information in the FEIS.
    The Responsible Official is Michael R. Williams, Forest Supervisor, 
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, 215 Melody Lane, Wenatchee, WA 
98801.
    The Responsible Official will decide whether or not to issue term 
permits to the outfitters described in the proposed action presented in 
the FEIS and SEIS based on one or a combination of alternatives in the 
FEIS and/or SEIS. He will also decide what, if any, mitigation measures 
and monitoring are needed. The criteria that will be used to select 
among the alternatives are: (1) To what extent each alternative 
responds to applications for special use permits in a manner that 
provides stability to outfitter-guide businesses to allow financial 
commitments necessary to continue to provide public service; (2) the 
extent to which each alternative meets the minimum extent necessary for 
commercial services in Wilderness, to provide for wilderness 
appropriate activiteis, and protect wilderness character while 
providing pack and saddle stock outfitter-guide commercial services in 
the Pasayten and Lake Chelan-Sawtooth Wilderness areas; (3) the extent 
to which each alternative adesignates an amount of campsite barren core 
in wilderness used by the pack and saddle stock outfitter-guide that is 
compatible with party size, and (4) the effects of each alternative on 
the environment, particularly those aspects of the environment 
identified as Significant Issues.
    In the final SEIS, the Forest Service is required to respond to 
comments and responses received during the comment period that pertain 
to the environmental consequences discussed in the draft SEIS and 
applicable laws, regulations, and policies considered in making a 
decision regarding the proposal. The Forest Supervisor for the 
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest will be the Federal responsible 
official for this SEIS. The new Record of Decision will be based on 
both the FEIS and SEIS, and the Forest Supervisor's decision will be 
subject to objection pursuant to 36 CFR 218.

    Dated: August 19, 2016.
Michael R. Williams,
Forest Supervisor, Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest.
[FR Doc. 2016-20487 Filed 8-25-16; 8:45 am]
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