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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 179 / Friday, September 14, 2018 / Notices 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. Dated: August 29, 2018. Carlos Rodriguez-Franco, Deputy Chief, Research & Development. [FR Doc. 2018–20046 Filed 9–13–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Bridger-Teton National Forest, Jackson Ranger District, Teton County, Wyoming; Snow King Mountain Resort On-Mountain Improvements Project Environmental Impact Statement Forest Service, USDA. Notice to reopen the public scoping period. AGENCY: The USDA Forest Service, Bridger-Teton National Forest is issuing this notice to advise the public that the public scoping period for the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement on the Snow King Mountain Resort On-mountain Improvements Project has been reopened. DATES: Comments concerning the scope of the analysis must be received by October 4, 2018. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to: Bridger-Teton National Forest—Jackson Ranger District, P.O. Box 1689, Jackson, WY 83001—attention District Ranger Mary Moore. Comments may be handdelivered to 340 N. Cache St. between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Comments may be sent via email to: commentsintermtn-bridger-teton-jackson@ fs.fed.us, or via facsimile to 307–739– 5010. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Moore, Jackson District Ranger, marymoore@fs.fed.us or (307) 739–5410. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the 17:06 Sep 13, 2018 Jkt 244001 Dated: September 5, 2018. Allen Rowley, Acting Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System. [FR Doc. 2018–20044 Filed 9–13–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P the Eastern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee. The applicable date of implementation of the proposed new fee will be no earlier than six months after publication of this notice. ADDRESSES: Cheat-Potomac Ranger District, Attn: Alex Schlueter, 2499 North Fork Hwy., Petersburg, WV 26847. Alex Schlueter, North Zone Recreation Staff Officer, 304–257–4488 x7114. Information about proposed fee changes can also be found on the Monongahela National Forests’ website: https:// www.fs.usda.gov/mnf. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Federal Recreation Lands Enhancement Act (Title VII, Pub. L. 108–447) directed the Secretary of Agriculture to publish a six month advance notice in the Federal Register whenever new recreation fee areas are established. Once public involvement is complete, this new fee will be reviewed by the Eastern Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee prior to a final decision and implementation. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dated: August 28, 2018. Chris French, Acting Deputy Chief, National Forest System. [FR Doc. 2018–19963 Filed 9–13–18; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service ACTION: VerDate Sep<11>2014 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: The original Notice of Intent for public comment on the Snow King Mountain Resort On-mountain Improvements Project was published in the Federal Register on August 3, 2018 (83 FR 38117), announcing a 30-day public scoping period. A corrected notice was published on August 14, 2018 (83 FR 40215), providing a correction to the contact information and clarifying the end date of the scoping period. Recognizing a 30-day comment period may be insufficient for comment preparation from all interested parties, the comment period is being extended until October 4, 2018. A detailed description of the proposed action, including maps, and additional information, is available at: http:// www.fs.usda.gov/project/ ?project=54201. 46701 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Notice of Proposed New Fee Sites; Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act Monongahela National Forest, Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of proposed new fee sites. AGENCY: The Monongahela National Forest is proposing to charge a reservation fee at the newly constructed Seneca Rocks Picnic Shelter of $75 per day plus a $10 service fee. Advance reservations for the shelter will be available through www.recreation.gov or by calling 1–877–444–6777. Use of the shelter during unreserved times will remain free of charge. The final fee price will be determined upon further analysis and public comment. An analysis of nearby shelters with similar amenities shows that the proposed fee is reasonable and typical of similar sites in the area. Funds from the fee would be used for the continued operation, maintenance, and improvements of this site. DATES: Comments will be accepted by September 30, 2018 so comments can be compiled, analyzed, and shared with SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 BILLING CODE 3411–15–P Sfmt 4703 Forest Service Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Madison Ranger District; Montana; Strawberry to Cascade Allotment Management Plans Forest Service, USDA. ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement. AGENCY: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Strawberry to Cascade allotment management plans (AMPs). The proposed project would revise grazing management on the Barnett, Black Butte, Coal Creek, Cottonwood, Fossil-Hellroaring, Lyon-Wolverine, Poison Basin, and Upper Ruby allotments (sheep grazing portions) in the Gravelly Mountain Range on the Madison Ranger District of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest (B–D NF). DATES: Comments concerning the scope of the analysis must be received by October 15, 2018. The draft EIS is expected to be published March 2019 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\14SEN1.SGM 14SEN1 46702 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 179 / Friday, September 14, 2018 / Notices and the final EIS is expected to be published October 2019. Send written comments to Dale Olson, District Ranger, Madison Ranger District, 5 Forest Service Road, Ennis, MT 59729. Comments may also be sent via email to comments-northernbeaverhead-deerlodge@fs.fed.us or via facsimile to 406–682–4233. For all forms of comment, make sure to include your name, physical address, phone number, and a subject title of ‘‘Strawberry to Cascade AMPs.’’ ADDRESSES: Dale Olson, District Ranger, Madison Ranger District, 5 Forest Service Road, Ennis, MT 59729. Phone: 406–682–4253. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose and Need for Action The purpose and need for this EIS is to revise grazing management, as necessary, on the Barnett, Black Butte, Coal Creek, Cottonwood, FossilHellroaring, Lyon-Wolverine, Poison Basin, and Upper Ruby allotments sheep grazing portions to ensure consistency with all law, regulation and policy, including direction from the Rescissions Act of 1995 [Pub. L. 104– 19]. Section 504(a) of the Rescissions Act; and, the 2004 Appropriations Act (P.L. 108–108) Section 325, require the Secretary of Agriculture to schedule when national forests will complete environmental analysis and documentation required under the National Environmental Policy Act for all grazing allotments. Proposed Action The proposed action would authorize domestic livestock (sheep) grazing on eight allotments and proposes no change to existing grazing management. Possible Alternatives A ‘no grazing’ alternative will be analyzed in detail in addition to the proposed action. daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES Responsible Official The responsible official will be the Madison District Ranger. Nature of Decision To Be Made The decision to be made is whether or not to implement the proposed action, another alternative, or a combination of the alternatives. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:06 Sep 13, 2018 Jkt 244001 Preliminary Issues Issues of concern are the effects of domestic sheep grazing on the wild Bighorn Sheep populations found on the B–D NF. There is concern that domestic sheep grazing is a disease transmission risk to the wild Bighorn sheep. Additional issues will be identified through scoping. Scoping Process This notice of intent initiates the scoping process, which guides the development of the environmental impact statement. It is important that reviewers provide their comments in a manner that are useful to the agency’s preparation of the environmental impact statement. 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. Dated: August 23, 2018. Chris French, Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System. [FR Doc. 2018–20045 Filed 9–13–18; 8:45 am] Campsite, Meadow Springs Backcountry Campsites, Bear Island Backcountry Campsites, River Dune Backcountry Campsites, Luzerne Horse Trail Campground, and Government Landing Access Campsites. New group campground fees of $45 per night are proposed for the group sites at AuSable Loop Recreation Area Campground, Mack Lake ORV Campground, Kneff Lake Recreation Area, and Gabions Campground. New group campground fee of $60 per night is proposed for the group sites at McKinley Horse Trail Campground, Luzerne Horse Trail Campground, and River Road Horse Trail Camp. Fees will be determined upon further analysis and public comment. An analysis of nearby campsites with similar amenities shows that the proposed fees are reasonable and typical of similar sites in the area. Funds from fees would be used for the continued operation and maintenance and improvements of these sites. Comments will be accepted through September 28, 2018. New fees would begin May 2019, if approved. DATES: Leslie M. Auriemmo, Forest Supervisor, Huron-Manistee National Forests, 1755 South Mitchell Street, Cadillac, MI 49601. ADDRESSES: BILLING CODE 3411–15–P FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Notice of Proposed New Fee Sites; Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act Huron-Manistee National Forests, USDA Forest Service. ACTION: Notice of proposed new fee sites. AGENCY: The Huron-Manistee National Forests proposes to charge fees at several campsites and special recreation areas. Fees range from $5 per day to $60 per day based on the level of amenities and services provided, cost of operations and maintenance, and market assessment. A new day use fee of $5 per vehicle is proposed for Iargo Springs Interpretive Site, McKinley Horse Trailhead, Luzerne Horse Trailhead, and Eagle Run Cross Country Ski Trailhead. New camping fees of $10 per night are proposed for Red Bridge Access, Sulak Recreation Area, McKinley Horse Trail Campsites, Buttercup Backcountry Campsites, Cathedral Pines Backcountry Group SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Kristen Thrall, Recreation Program Manager, 231–775–2421. Information about proposed fee changes can also be found on the Huron-Manistee National Forests’ website: http:// www.fs.usda.gov/hmnf/. The Federal Recreation Lands Enhancement Act (Title VII, Pub. L. 108–447) directed the Secretary of Agriculture to publish a six-month advance notice in the Federal Register whenever new recreation fee areas are established. Once public involvement is complete, these new fees will be reviewed by a Recreation Resource Advisory Committee prior to a final decision and implementation. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: August 28, 2018. Chris French, Acting Deputy Chief, National Forest System. 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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest, Madison Ranger District; 
Montana; Strawberry to Cascade Allotment Management Plans

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement.

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SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service will 
prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Strawberry to 
Cascade allotment management plans (AMPs). The proposed project would 
revise grazing management on the Barnett, Black Butte, Coal Creek, 
Cottonwood, Fossil-Hellroaring, Lyon-Wolverine, Poison Basin, and Upper 
Ruby allotments (sheep grazing portions) in the Gravelly Mountain Range 
on the Madison Ranger District of the Beaverhead-Deerlodge National 
Forest (B-D NF).

DATES: Comments concerning the scope of the analysis must be received 
by October 15, 2018. The draft EIS is expected to be published March 
2019

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and the final EIS is expected to be published October 2019.

ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Dale Olson, District Ranger, 
Madison Ranger District, 5 Forest Service Road, Ennis, MT 59729. 
Comments may also be sent via email to [email protected] or via facsimile to 406-682-4233. For all forms of 
comment, make sure to include your name, physical address, phone 
number, and a subject title of ``Strawberry to Cascade AMPs.''

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dale Olson, District Ranger, Madison 
Ranger District, 5 Forest Service Road, Ennis, MT 59729. Phone: 406-
682-4253. 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 purpose and need for this EIS is to revise grazing management, 
as necessary, on the Barnett, Black Butte, Coal Creek, Cottonwood, 
Fossil-Hellroaring, Lyon-Wolverine, Poison Basin, and Upper Ruby 
allotments sheep grazing portions to ensure consistency with all law, 
regulation and policy, including direction from the Rescissions Act of 
1995 [Pub. L. 104-19]. Section 504(a) of the Rescissions Act; and, the 
2004 Appropriations Act (P.L. 108-108) Section 325, require the 
Secretary of Agriculture to schedule when national forests will 
complete environmental analysis and documentation required under the 
National Environmental Policy Act for all grazing allotments.

Proposed Action

    The proposed action would authorize domestic livestock (sheep) 
grazing on eight allotments and proposes no change to existing grazing 
management.

Possible Alternatives

    A `no grazing' alternative will be analyzed in detail in addition 
to the proposed action.

Responsible Official

    The responsible official will be the Madison District Ranger.

Nature of Decision To Be Made

    The decision to be made is whether or not to implement the proposed 
action, another alternative, or a combination of the alternatives.

Preliminary Issues

    Issues of concern are the effects of domestic sheep grazing on the 
wild Bighorn Sheep populations found on the B-D NF. There is concern 
that domestic sheep grazing is a disease transmission risk to the wild 
Bighorn sheep. Additional issues will be identified through scoping.

Scoping Process

    This notice of intent initiates the scoping process, which guides 
the development of the environmental impact statement.
    It is important that reviewers provide their comments in a manner 
that are useful to the agency's preparation of the environmental impact 
statement. 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.

    Dated: August 23, 2018.
Chris French,
Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System.
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