Notice of Proposed Changes to Section I of the Wisconsin Field Office Technical Guide, 71689 [2016-25047]

Download as PDF 71689 Notices Federal Register Vol. 81, No. 201 Tuesday, October 18, 2016 This section of the FEDERAL REGISTER contains documents other than rules or proposed rules that are applicable to the public. Notices of hearings and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency statements of organization and functions are examples of documents appearing in this section. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Natural Resources Conservation Service [Docket No. NRCS–2016–0010] Notice of Proposed Changes to Section I of the Wisconsin Field Office Technical Guide Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed changes in the NRCS Wisconsin Field Office Technical Guides for review and comment. AGENCY: Lhorne on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 13:19 Oct 17, 2016 Jkt 241001 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jimmy Bramblett, Wisconsin State Conservationist. Phone: 608–662–4422, by email at jimmy.bramblett@ wi.usda.gov. Guidance for Wisconsin Wetland Determination Methods will be used as part of the technical documents and procedures to conduct wetland determinations on agricultural land as required by 16 U.S.C. 3822. NRCS is required by 16 U.S.C. 3862 to make available for public review and comment all proposed revisions to standards and procedures used to carry out highly erodible land and wetland provisions of the law. All comments will be considered. If no comments are received, Guidance for Wisconsin Wetland Determination Methods will be considered final. Electronic copies of the proposed Guidance for Wisconsin Wetland Determination Methods are available through http://www.regulations.gov by accessing Docket No. NRCS–2016–0010. Alternatively, copies can be downloaded or printed from the Wisconsin NRCS Web site located at: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/ nrcs/site/wi/home/. Requests for paper versions or inquiries may be directed to the Wisconsin State Conservationist at the contact point shown above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NRCS is proposing to revise Section I of the Wisconsin Field Office Technical Guide to include ‘‘Wisconsin Wetland Determination Methods’’ which will replace the existing ‘‘Wisconsin Wetland Mapping Conventions issued May 1, 1998’’ (commonly referred as State Wetland Mapping Conventions). The Wisconsin Wetland Determination Methods will be used as part of the technical documents and procedures to conduct wetland determinations on agriculture land as part of the Food Security Act of 1985 (as amended). DATES: Effective Date: Effective October 18, 2016. Guidance for Wisconsin Wetland Determination Methods is in final draft status. Comment Date: Submit comments on or before November 17, 2016. The final version of the Wisconsin Wetland Determination Methods will be adopted after the close of the 30-day period and after consideration of all comments. ADDRESSES: Comments should be submitted, identified by Docket Number NRCS–2016–0010, using any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail or hand-delivery: Submit state specific comments to the Wisconsin SUMMARY: NRCS State Office, located at 8030 Excelsior Drive, Suite 200, Madison, WI 53737–2906. • NRCS will post all comments on http://www.regulations.gov. In general, personal information provided with comments will be posted. If your comment includes your address, phone number, email, or other personal identifying information, your comments, including personal information, may be available to the public. You may ask in your comment that your personal identifying information be withheld from public view, but this cannot be guaranteed. Signed this 5th day of October, 2016, in Madison, WI. Jimmy Bramblett, State Conservationist. [FR Doc. 2016–25047 Filed 10–17–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–16–P PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Rural Business-Cooperative Service Notice of Solicitation of Applications for the Rural Energy for America Program for Federal Fiscal Year 2017 Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Rural BusinessCooperative Service (the Agency) announces the acceptance of applications under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) which is designed to help agricultural producers and rural small businesses reduce energy costs and consumption and help meet the Nation’s critical energy needs. 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and investigations, committee meetings, agency decisions and rulings, 
delegations of authority, filing of petitions and applications and agency 
statements of organization and functions are examples of documents 
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Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 201 / Tuesday, October 18, 2016 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Natural Resources Conservation Service

[Docket No. NRCS-2016-0010]


Notice of Proposed Changes to Section I of the Wisconsin Field 
Office Technical Guide

AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

ACTION: Notice of availability of proposed changes in the NRCS 
Wisconsin Field Office Technical Guides for review and comment.

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SUMMARY: NRCS is proposing to revise Section I of the Wisconsin Field 
Office Technical Guide to include ``Wisconsin Wetland Determination 
Methods'' which will replace the existing ``Wisconsin Wetland Mapping 
Conventions issued May 1, 1998'' (commonly referred as State Wetland 
Mapping Conventions). The Wisconsin Wetland Determination Methods will 
be used as part of the technical documents and procedures to conduct 
wetland determinations on agriculture land as part of the Food Security 
Act of 1985 (as amended).

DATES: Effective Date: Effective October 18, 2016. Guidance for 
Wisconsin Wetland Determination Methods is in final draft status.
    Comment Date: Submit comments on or before November 17, 2016. The 
final version of the Wisconsin Wetland Determination Methods will be 
adopted after the close of the 30-day period and after consideration of 
all comments.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be submitted, identified by Docket Number 
NRCS-2016-0010, using any of the following methods:
     Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. 
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
     Mail or hand-delivery: Submit state specific comments to 
the Wisconsin NRCS State Office, located at 8030 Excelsior Drive, Suite 
200, Madison, WI 53737-2906.
     NRCS will post all comments on http://www.regulations.gov. 
In general, personal information provided with comments will be posted. 
If your comment includes your address, phone number, email, or other 
personal identifying information, your comments, including personal 
information, may be available to the public. You may ask in your 
comment that your personal identifying information be withheld from 
public view, but this cannot be guaranteed.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jimmy Bramblett, Wisconsin State 
Conservationist. Phone: 608-662-4422, by email at 
jimmy.bramblett@wi.usda.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Guidance for Wisconsin Wetland Determination 
Methods will be used as part of the technical documents and procedures 
to conduct wetland determinations on agricultural land as required by 
16 U.S.C. 3822. NRCS is required by 16 U.S.C. 3862 to make available 
for public review and comment all proposed revisions to standards and 
procedures used to carry out highly erodible land and wetland 
provisions of the law.
    All comments will be considered. If no comments are received, 
Guidance for Wisconsin Wetland Determination Methods will be considered 
final.
    Electronic copies of the proposed Guidance for Wisconsin Wetland 
Determination Methods are available through http://www.regulations.gov 
by accessing Docket No. NRCS-2016-0010. Alternatively, copies can be 
downloaded or printed from the Wisconsin NRCS Web site located at: 
http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/wi/home/. Requests for 
paper versions or inquiries may be directed to the Wisconsin State 
Conservationist at the contact point shown above.

    Signed this 5th day of October, 2016, in Madison, WI.
Jimmy Bramblett,
State Conservationist.
[FR Doc. 2016-25047 Filed 10-17-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3410-16-P