Alabama Resource Advisory Committee, 7792-7793 [2017-01347]

Download as PDF mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 7792 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 13 / Monday, January 23, 2017 / Notices regions of the world where screwworm is considered to exist. DATES: We will consider all comments that we receive on or before March 24, 2017. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments by either of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Go to http://www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2016-0105. • Postal Mail/Commercial Delivery: Send your comment to Docket No. APHIS–2016–0105, Regulatory Analysis and Development, PPD, APHIS, Station 3A–03.8, 4700 River Road, Unit 118, Riverdale, MD 20737–1238. Supporting documents and any comments we receive on this docket may be viewed at http:// www.regulations.gov/ #!docketDetail;D=APHIS-2016-0105 or in our reading room, which is located in Room 1141 of the USDA South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC. Normal reading room hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. To be sure someone is there to help you, please call (202) 799–7039 before coming. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on the regulations for the importation of horses, ruminants, swine, and dogs from regions of the world where screwworm is considered to exist, contact Dr. Betsy Lopez, Senior Staff Veterinarian, Live Animal Imports, National Import Export Services, VS, APHIS, 4700 River Road, Unit 39, Riverdale, MD 20737; (301) 851–3300. For copies of more detailed information on the information collection, contact Ms. Kimberly Hardy, APHIS’ Information Collection Coordinator, at (301) 851–2483. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: Importation of Horses, Ruminants, Swine, and Dogs; Inspection and Treatment for Screwworm. OMB Control Number: 0579–0165. Type of Request: Extension of approval of an information collection. Abstract: Under the Animal Health Protection Act (7 U.S.C. 8301 et seq.), the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is authorized, among other things, to prohibit or restrict the importation and interstate movement of animals and animal products to prevent the introduction into and dissemination within the United States of livestock diseases and pests. The regulations in 9 CFR part 93 prohibit or restrict the importation of certain animals into the United States to prevent the introduction of VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:02 Jan 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 communicable diseases of livestock and poultry. Subparts C, D, E, and F of part 93 govern the importation of horses, ruminants, swine, and dogs, respectively, and include provisions for the inspection and treatment of these animals if imported from any region of the world where screwworm is considered to exist. Screwworm is a pest native to tropical areas of South America, the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, tropical and subSaharan Africa, and the Arabian peninsula. Screwworm causes extensive damage to livestock and other warmblooded animals. The regulations in subparts C, D, E, and F involve the use of information collection activities, such as quarantine reservations, an Application for Import or In Transit Permit (Animals, Animal Semen, Animal Embryos, Birds, Poultry, or Hatching Eggs) form, and a Declaration of Importation of Animals, Animal Semen, Animal Embryos, Birds, Poultry, or Hatching Eggs form. An additional requirement is a request for and issuance of health certificates for horses, ruminants, swine, and dogs signed by a full-time salaried veterinary official of the exporting region stating that the animal has been inspected, under certain conditions, and found free of screwworm and, as appropriate, that the animal was treated for screwworm. We are asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to approve our use of these information collection activities for an additional 3 years. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments from the public (as well as affected agencies) concerning our information collection. These comments will help us: (1) Evaluate whether the collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of our estimate of the burden of the collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through use, as appropriate, of automated, electronic, mechanical, and other collection technologies; e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Estimate of burden: The public reporting burden for this collection of information is estimated to average 0.15 hours per response. PO 00000 Frm 00010 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Respondents: Full-timed salaried veterinary officials of exporting regions and importers of horses, ruminants, swine, and dogs from regions where screwworm is considered to exist. Estimated annual number of respondents: 92. Estimated annual number of responses per respondent: 58.25. Estimated annual number of responses: 5,359. Estimated total annual burden on respondents: 827 hours. (Due to averaging, the total annual burden hours may not equal the product of the annual number of responses multiplied by the reporting burden per response.) All responses to this notice will be summarized and included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will also become a matter of public record. Done in Washington, DC, this 13th day of January 2017. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2017–01391 Filed 1–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Alabama Resource Advisory Committee Forest Service, USDA. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: The Alabama Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in Montgomery, Alabama. The committee is 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 Title II of the Act. DATES: The meeting will be held Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. All RAC meetings are subject to cancellation. For status of meeting prior to attendance, please contact the person listed under For Further Information Contact. SUMMARY: The meeting will be held at the USDA Forest Service Supervisor’s Office, Downstairs Conference Room, 2946 Chestnut Street, Montgomery, Alabama. If you would like to attend by telephone, please contact the person ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 13 / Monday, January 23, 2017 / Notices listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. 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 USDA Forest Service Supervisor’s Office. Please call ahead to facilitate entry into the building. Lisa Kamnikar, RAC Coordinator, by phone at 334–241–8114 or via email at lkamnikar@fs.fed.us; or Tammy Freeman Brown, Designated Federal Officer, by phone 334–241–8144 or via email at tfreemanbrown@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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The purpose of the meeting is to: 1. Introduce new RAC Members, 2. Discuss purpose of RAC, operating guidelines and responsiblities; 3. Elect a RAC Chairperson, and 4. Discuss potential projects and processes. 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 close-of business, February 17, 2017, 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 to make oral comments must be sent to Lisa Kamnikar, Alabama RAC Coordinator, 2946 Chestnut Street Montgomery, Alabama 36107; by email to lkamnikar@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 334–241–8111. 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, pleases contact the person listed in the section titled FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT. All reasonable accommodation requests are managed on a case by case basis. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:02 Jan 19, 2017 Jkt 241001 Dated: January 13, 2017. Tammy Freeman Brown, Designated Federal Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–01347 Filed 1–19–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Willamette National Forest, Sweet Home Ranger District; Oregon; Trout Creek Project AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA. Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement. ACTION: The Trout Creek Project is proposed to encourage stand health, vigor, species diversity and structural complexity in the Matrix, Adaptive Management Area (AMA), and Riparian Reserves; contribute a variety of sustainable forest products to local markets; increase spatial heterogeneity, including complex early seral habitat, at a landscape scale by mimicking mixed severity fire; improve fire resiliency and strategically manage hazardous fuels in high risk areas that could adversely affect the integrity of adjacent privately owned lands, Late Successional Reserves (LSR), Matrix, AMA, and Riparian Reserve lands and to enhance hardwood habitat and diversity. Proposed activities to achieve the purpose of the project inculde forest management treatments across approximately 1,670 acres (about 4.5% of the analyzed landscape). Treatments include approximately 733 acres of variable forest thinning (including 109 acres of Riparian Reserve thinning) and approximately 101 acres of regeneration harvesting that would include aggregate retention. Additionally, approximately 370 acres of non-commercial treatments are proposed including fall and leave treatments, snag creation, underplanting of native conifers, the planting of special forest products, and the restoration of a 2-acre meadow. Road work would also be part of the actions associated with the proposed activities and would include road maintenance/ reconstruction (48.5 miles), temporary road construction (4 miles), new road construction (less than 1 mile), road decommissioning (7 miles) and the expansion or establishment of 2 new rock pits. SUMMARY: Comments concerning the scope of the analysis must be received by February 15, 2017. The draft environmental impact statement is expected July 2017 and the final DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00011 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7793 environmental impact statement is expected May 2018. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to 4431 Highway 20, Sweet Home, OR 97386. Comments may also be submitted online at https:// cara.ecosystem-management.org/ Public//CommentInput?Project=46279. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joanie Schmidgall at jschmidgall02@ fs.fed.us or at 541–367–3809 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: Purpose and Need for Action The Trout Creek project is approximately 37,344 acres in size and located approximately 20 miles east of the town of Sweet Home, Oregon. The project encompasses an area both to the north and south of Highway 20. The purposes of the project are to encourage stand health, vigor, species diversity and structural complexity in the Matrix, Adaptive Management Area (AMA), and Riparian Reserves; contribute a variety of sustainable forest products to local markets; increase spatial heterogeneity, including complex early seral habitat, at a landscape scale by mimicking mixed severity fire; improve fire resiliency and strategically manage hazardous fuels in high risk areas that could adversely affect the integrity of adjacent privately owned lands, Late Successional Reserves (LSR), Matrix, AMA, and Riparian Reserve lands; enhance and create hardwood habitat and diversity. The district resource specialists reviewed this landscape and identified it to have the greatest need across the Sweet Home Ranger District for work that would benefit forest health and diversity. Many of the forested stands in the project area are overstocked from a silviculture perspective. There is opportunity to thin, reduce the number of trees and increase the diversity and structure of the remaining forest over time. Additionally, the project area includes a portion of the Menagerie Wilderness and is adjacent to a large swath of private land. This interface of public and private ownership has resulted in neighboring parcels of land with differing management objectives and fuel loads. This project presents an opportunity to reduce the risk of fires spreading across these landscapes through strategically-placed fuel treatments. No management activities are proposed within the wilderness boundary. E:\FR\FM\23JAN1.SGM 23JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 13 (Monday, January 23, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7792-7793]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-01347]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Alabama Resource Advisory Committee

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of meeting.

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SUMMARY: The Alabama Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will meet in 
Montgomery, Alabama. 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.

DATES: The meeting will be held Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at 1:00 
p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
    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 USDA Forest Service 
Supervisor's Office, Downstairs Conference Room, 2946 Chestnut Street, 
Montgomery, Alabama. If you would like to attend by telephone, please 
contact the person

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listed under For Further Information Contact.
    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 USDA Forest 
Service Supervisor's Office. Please call ahead to facilitate entry into 
the building.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa Kamnikar, RAC Coordinator, by 
phone at 334-241-8114 or via email at lkamnikar@fs.fed.us; or Tammy 
Freeman Brown, Designated Federal Officer, by phone 334-241-8144 or via 
email at tfreemanbrown@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. Introduce new RAC Members,
    2. Discuss purpose of RAC, operating guidelines and 
responsiblities;
    3. Elect a RAC Chairperson, and
    4. Discuss potential projects and processes.
    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 close-of 
business, February 17, 2017, 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 to make oral 
comments must be sent to Lisa Kamnikar, Alabama RAC Coordinator, 2946 
Chestnut Street Montgomery, Alabama 36107; by email to 
lkamnikar@fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 334-241-8111.
    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, pleases 
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: January 13, 2017.
Tammy Freeman Brown,
Designated Federal Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-01347 Filed 1-19-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3411-15-P