Klamath National Forest; California; Crawford Vegetation Management Project, 66674-66675 [2018-27970]

Download as PDF khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES 66674 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 247 / Thursday, December 27, 2018 / Notices Acting Forest Supervisor for the Kootenai National Forest; and Joe Alexander, Acting Forest Supervisor for the Lolo National Forest, signed the ROD for the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem grizzly bear amendments (Amendments). The final RODs document the rationale for approving the Forest Plan and Amendments and are consistent with the reviewing officers’ responses to objections and instructions. DATES: The revised Forest Plan for the Flathead National Forest will become effective 30 days after the publication of this notice of approval in the Federal Register. The Amendments will become effective with this publication in the Federal Register. To view the final RODs, final environmental impact statement (FEIS), the Forest Plan, Amendments, and other related documents, please visit the Flathead National Forest Plan Revision website at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/goto/ flathead/fpr or the Amendments website at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/ goto/flathead/gbamend. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Information about the Forest Plan for the Flathead National Forest can be obtained from Anastasia Allen, weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Mountain Time at the Flathead National Forest Supervisor’s Office (phone: 406– 758–5320). Information about the Amendments can be obtained by contacting Timory Peel, weekdays, 8:30 to 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time at the Northern Region Office (phone: 406– 329–3678). Written requests for information may be sent to Flathead National Forests, Attn: Plan Revision, 650 Wolfpack Way, Kalispell, Montana 59901. 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: The Forest Plan describes the Flathead National Forest’s distinctive roles and contributions within the broader landscape and details forest-wide management area and geographic area desired conditions, objectives, standards, and guidelines. The Forest Plan identifies suitable uses of National Forest System lands and provides estimates of the planned timber sale quantity. The Forest Plan identifies priority watersheds for restoration, and includes recommended wilderness areas and eligible wild and scenic rivers. This Forest Plan provides for efficient and effective management of the Flathead VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Dec 26, 2018 Jkt 247001 National Forest with desired conditions for coordination, partnerships, and shared stewardship with State, local, and Tribal governements, other federal agencies, adjacent landowners, and stakeholders. The Forest Service is concurrently amending the Forest Plans of the Helena-Lewis and Clark, Kootenai, and Lolo National Forests to incorporate habitat management direction for the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem grizzly bear population. The Flathead National Forest has incorporated the grizzly bear habitat management direction as part of its Forest Plan. Plan components (desired conditions, standards, and guidelines) that conserve grizzly bear habitat will be added to the Helena-Lewis and Clark, Kootenai, and Lolo Forest Plans. These plan components will guide future land management actions related to motorized access and secure core developed recreation sites, vegetation management, livestock grazing, and energy and mineral development. In general, habitat conditions in the primary conservation area will be maintained at levels that occurred during the time period when the grizzly bear population was known to be growing and increasing in distribution and will contribute to sustaining the recovery of the grizzly bear population. The Flathead National Forest initiated plan revision in fall 2013 with field trips and stakeholder meetings. The Forest invited State, local and Tribal governments, and other federal agencies from around the region to participate in the process to revise the Forest Plan. An interagency working group met regularly throughout the plan revision effort. The Forest received almost 54,000 public comments on the Forest Plan and Amendments. Public involvement for the Amendments was initiated with the publication of a Notice of Intent in the Federal Register on March 6, 2015. Open houses were held in seven communities throughout the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem during the scoping period to provide information about the proposed action and accept public comments. The development of the Forest Plan and Amendments was shaped by the best available science, current laws, and public input. The 60-day timeframe for the opportunity to object ended on February 12, 2018. The Forest Service received 69 eligible objections. The reviewing officers issued their written responses to the objection issues on August 16, 2018. The Regional Forester, Reviewing Official, provided the Forest Supervisors with minor clarification instructions for most of the objection PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 issues. The final RODs document the rationale for approving the Forest Plan and Amendments and are consistent with the reviewing officers’ responses to objections and instructions. Responsible Officials The Responsible Officials for approving the Forest Plan and Amendments are as follows: Chip Weber, Forest Supervisor, Flathead National Forest; William Avey, Forest Supervisor, Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest; Chad Benson, Acting Forest Supervisor, Kootenai National Forest; and Joe Alexander, Acting Forest Supervisor, Lolo National Forest. Dated: December 17, 2018. Allen Rowley, Acting Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System. [FR Doc. 2018–27969 Filed 12–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Klamath National Forest; California; Crawford Vegetation Management Project Forest Service, USDA. Withdrawal of notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement. AGENCY: ACTION: The Klamath National Forest is withdrawing the Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Crawford Vegetation Management Project. The original NOI was published in the Federal Register on January 27, 2014 (79 FR 4323). Upon further evaluation, there are no expected significant impacts to the human environment associated with the project. As a result, the Klamath National Forest is now preparing an environmental assessment (EA). All comments previously received regarding this project will be retained and considered in the development of the EA. If it is determined that the project may have significant impacts, the EIS process will be reinitiated and a NOI will be published. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions concerning this notice and requests to be added to the project mailing list should be directed to Lisa Bousfield, Happy Camp/Oak Knoll Ranger District, 63822 State Highway 96, P.O. Box 377, Happy Camp, CA 96039; by telephone at (530) 493–1766; or via email at lbousfield@fs.fed.us. Individuals who have previously submitted comments on this project will SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 247 / Thursday, December 27, 2018 / Notices remain on the project mailing list and do not need to contact the Forest. Dated: December 4, 2018. Jennifer Eberlien, Acting Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System. [FR Doc. 2018–27970 Filed 12–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Foreign-Trade Zones Board [B–79–2018] khammond on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Foreign-Trade Zone 263—LewistonAuburn, Maine; Application for Reorganization (Expansion of Service Area); Under Alternative Site Framework An application has been submitted to the Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZ) Board by the Lewiston-Auburn Economic Growth Council, grantee of Foreign-Trade Zone 263, requesting authority to reorganize the zone to expand its service area under the alternative site framework (ASF) adopted by the FTZ Board (15 CFR Sec. 400.2(c)). The ASF is an option for grantees for the establishment or reorganization of zones and can permit significantly greater flexibility in the designation of new subzones or ‘‘usage-driven’’ FTZ sites for operators/ users located within a grantee’s ‘‘service area’’ in the context of the FTZ Board’s standard 2,000-acre activation limit for a zone. The application was submitted pursuant to the Foreign-Trade Zones Act, as amended (19 U.S.C. 81a–81u), and the regulations of the FTZ Board (15 CFR part 400). It was formally docketed on December 19, 2018. FTZ 263 was approved by the FTZ Board on October 1, 2004 (Board Order 1354, 69 FR 60840, October 13, 2004) and reorganized under the ASF on April 9, 2015 (Board Order 1973, 80 FR 20469, April 16, 2015). The zone currently has a service area that includes the Counties of Androscoggin, Cumberland and Sagadahoc, Maine. The applicant is now requesting authority to expand the service area of the zone to include York County, Maine, as described in the application. If approved, the grantee would be able to serve sites throughout the expanded service area based on companies’ needs for FTZ designation. The application indicates that the proposed expanded service area is adjacent to the Portland Customs and Border Protection Port of Entry. In accordance with the FTZ Board’s regulations, Kathleen Boyce of the FTZ Staff is designated examiner to evaluate VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:14 Dec 26, 2018 Jkt 247001 and analyze the facts and information presented in the application and case record and to report findings and recommendations to the FTZ Board. Public comment is invited from interested parties. Submissions shall be addressed to the FTZ Board’s Executive Secretary at the address below. The closing period for their receipt is February 25, 2019. Rebuttal comments in response to material submitted during the foregoing period may be submitted during the subsequent 15-day period March 12, 2019. A copy of the application will be available for public inspection at the Office of the Executive Secretary, Foreign-Trade Zones Board, Room 21013, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230–0002, and in the ‘‘Reading Room’’ section of the FTZ Board’s website, which is accessible via www.trade.gov/ftz. For further information, contact Kathleen Boyce at Kathleen.Boyce@trade.gov or (202) 482– 1346. Dated: December 19, 2018. Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–28064 Filed 12–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–DS–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE International Trade Administration [A–570–086] Steel Propane Cylinders From the People’s Republic of China: Preliminary Affirmative Determination of Sales at Less Than Fair Value and Postponement of Final Determination Measures Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce. SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce (Commerce) preliminarily determines that steel propane cylinders from the People’s Republic of China (China) are being, or are likely to be, sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). Interested parties are invited to comment on this preliminary determination. DATES: Applicable December 27, 2018. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jonathan Cornfield or Laura Griffith, AD/CVD Operations, Office III, Enforcement and Compliance, International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202) 482–3855 or (202) 482–6430, respectively. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 66675 SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background This preliminary determination is made in accordance with section 733(b) of the Tariff Act of 1930, as amended (the Act). Commerce published the notice of initiation of this investigation on June 18, 2018.1 On October 15, 2018, Commerce postponed the preliminary determination of this investigation and the revised deadline is now December 18, 2018.2 For a complete description of the events that followed the initiation of this investigation, see the Preliminary Decision Memorandum.3 A list of topics included in the Preliminary Decision Memorandum is included as Appendix II to this notice. The Preliminary Decision Memorandum is a public document and is on file electronically via Enforcement and Compliance’s Antidumping and Countervailing Duty Centralized Electronic Service System (ACCESS). ACCESS is available to registered users at https:// access.trade.gov, and is available to all parties in the Central Records Unit, Room B8024 of the main Department of Commerce building. In addition, a complete version of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum can be accessed directly at http://enforcement.trade.gov/ frn/. The signed and electronic versions of the Preliminary Decision Memorandum are identical in content. Scope of the Investigation The products covered by this investigation are steel propane cylinders from China. For a complete discussion of the scope of this investigation, see Appendix I. Scope Comments In accordance with the preamble to Commerce’s regulations,4 the Initiation Notice set aside a period of time for parties to raise issues regarding product coverage (i.e., scope).5 Certain interested parties commented on the scope of the investigation as it appeared in the 1 See Steel Propane Cylinders from the People’s Republic of China, Taiwan, and Thailand: Initiation of Less-Than-Fair-Value Investigations, 83 FR 28196 (June 18, 2018) (Initiation Notice) and accompanying Initiation Checklist. 2 See Steel Propane Cylinders from the People’s Republic of China and Thailand: Postponement of Preliminary Determinations in the Less-Than-FairValue Investigations, 83 FR 51927 (October 15, 2018) (Preliminary Postponement Notice). 3 See memorandum, ‘‘Decision Memorandum for the Preliminary Determination in the Less-ThanFair-Value Investigation of Steel Propane Cylinders from the People’s Republic of China,’’ dated concurrently with, and hereby adopted by, this notice (Preliminary Decision Memorandum). 4 See Antidumping Duties; Countervailing Duties, 62 FR 27296, 27323 (May 19, 1997) (Preamble). 5 See Initiation Notice, 83 FR at 28196. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 247 (Thursday, December 27, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 66674-66675]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-27970]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Klamath National Forest; California; Crawford Vegetation 
Management Project

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Withdrawal of notice of intent to prepare an environmental 
impact statement.

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SUMMARY: The Klamath National Forest is withdrawing the Notice of 
Intent (NOI) to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the 
Crawford Vegetation Management Project. The original NOI was published 
in the Federal Register on January 27, 2014 (79 FR 4323). Upon further 
evaluation, there are no expected significant impacts to the human 
environment associated with the project. As a result, the Klamath 
National Forest is now preparing an environmental assessment (EA). All 
comments previously received regarding this project will be retained 
and considered in the development of the EA. If it is determined that 
the project may have significant impacts, the EIS process will be 
reinitiated and a NOI will be published.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Questions concerning this notice and 
requests to be added to the project mailing list should be directed to 
Lisa Bousfield, Happy Camp/Oak Knoll Ranger District, 63822 State 
Highway 96, P.O. Box 377, Happy Camp, CA 96039; by telephone at (530) 
493-1766; or via email at lbousfield@fs.fed.us.
    Individuals who have previously submitted comments on this project 
will

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remain on the project mailing list and do not need to contact the 
Forest.

    Dated: December 4, 2018.
Jennifer Eberlien,
Acting Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System.
[FR Doc. 2018-27970 Filed 12-26-18; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3411-15-P