Revision of the Land Management Plan for El Yunque National Forest, 25032-25033 [2019-11280]

Download as PDF 25032 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 104 / Thursday, May 30, 2019 / Notices • There is a need to develop plan components related to the Forest Service land uses and adjustment program to provide access, resolve boundary inconsistency, create connectivity for wildlife, and facilitate management. • There is a need for plan components that encourage the acquisition of public access and protection of existing public access. • There is a need for plan components related to military uses of the Forest. Energy Resources, Mineral Resources, and Geologic Hazards • There is a need for plan components that address transmission corridors, non-renewable and renewable energy generation, including wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal, in order to protect natural resources, heritage and sacred sites, traditional tribal activities, caves and scenery. • There is a need for plan components regarding the use of common variety salable mineral materials, such as commercial contracts, personal use, and free use permits, while protecting natural resources, heritage and sacred sites, traditional tribal activities, and scenery. • There is need for plan components regarding locatable minerals such as commercial leasing, while protecting natural resources, heritage and sacred sites, traditional tribal activities, and scenery. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Proposed Action The proposed action is to revise the Forest Plan to address the above identified needs for change to the existing Forest Plan. Alternatives to the proposed action will be developed to address the significant issues that will be identified through scoping. In response to the above needs for change, a Preliminary Draft Forest Plan has been developed. This more fully developed description of the proposed action is available for review on the Lincoln plan revision website at: https:// www.fs.usda.gov/detail/lincoln/ landmanagement/planning/ ?cid=STELPRD3814307. Please review and provide any feedback you may have on both the needs for change identified above and on the Preliminary Draft Forest Plan found on the above website. Responsible Official Travis Moseley, Forest Supervisor, Lincoln National Forest VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:08 May 29, 2019 Jkt 247001 Scoping Process This notice of intent initiates the scoping process, which guides the development of the EIS. Written comments received in response to this notice will be analyzed to complete the identification of the needs for change to the existing plan, further develop the proposed action (Preliminary Draft Forest Plan), and identify potential significant issues. Significant issues will, in turn, form the basis for developing alternatives to the proposed action. 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 are best 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 notice, including the names and addresses of those who comment, will be part of the public record. Comments submitted anonymously will be accepted and considered; however, anonymous comments will not provide the Lincoln National Forest with the ability to provide the respondent with subsequent environmental documents. For information on when public meetings will be scheduled for refining the proposed action and identifying possible alternatives to the proposed action, refer to the Forest’s website: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/lincoln/ landmanagement/planning/ ?cid=STELPRD3814307. The decision to approve the revised Forest Plan for the Lincoln National Forest will be subject to the objection process identified in 36 CFR part 219 subpart B (219.50 to 219.62). According to 36 CFR 219.53(a), those who may file an objection are individuals and entities who have submitted substantive formal comments related to plan revision during the opportunities provided for public comment during the planning process. Applicable Planning Rule Preparation of the revised Forest Plan for the Lincoln National Forest began with the publication of a Notice of Assessment Initiation in the Federal Register on June 25, 2015 (80 FR 36500) and was initiated under the planning procedures contained in the 2012 Planning Rule (36 CFR 219 (2012)). Documents Available for Review The Needs for Change documentation, the Preliminary Draft Forest Plan, the Assessment Report (Volumes 1 & 2), PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 summaries of the public meetings and public meeting materials, and public comments are posted on the Forest’s website at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/ detail/lincoln/landmanagement/ planning/?cid=STELPRD3814307. As necessary or appropriate, the material available on this site will be further adjusted as part of the planning process using the provisions of the 2012 Planning Rule. Dated: May 10, 2019. Frank R. Beum, Acting Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System. [FR Doc. 2019–11279 Filed 5–29–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Revision of the Land Management Plan for El Yunque National Forest Forest Service, USDA. Notice of approval of the revised land management plan for El Yunque National Forest. AGENCY: ACTION: Sharon Wallace, the Forest Supervisor for El Yunque National Forest, Southern Region, has signed the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Revised Land Management Plan (Forest Plan) for El Yunque National Forest. The final ROD documents the rationale for approving the Forest Plan and is consistent with the Reviewing Officer’s response to objections and instructions. DATES: The Revised Land Managmenent Plan for El Yunque National Forest will become effective 30 days after the publication of this notice of approval in the Federal Register (36 CFR 219.17(a)(1)). To view the final ROD, final environmental impact statement (FEIS), the Revised Land Management Plan, and other related documents, please visit the El Yunque National Forest website at: https:// www.fs.usda.gov/detail/elyunque/home/ ?cid=stelprdb5411382. A legal notice of approval is also being published in El Yunque National Forest’s newspaper of record, El Nuevo Dia. A copy of this legal notice will be posted on the website described above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Further information about the Revised Land Management Plan for El Yunque National Forest can obtained by contacting Pedro Rios, Forest Planning Staff Officer, El Yunque National Forest, at 787–888–1880. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877–8339 SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\30MYN1.SGM 30MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 104 / Thursday, May 30, 2019 / Notices between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday. Written requests for information may be sent to El Yunque National Forest, Attn: EYNF Plan Revision, HC 01 Box 13490, Rio Grande, PR 00745. El Yunque National Forest covers approximately 29,000 acres in the northeastern part of Puerto Rico. The Revised Land Management Plan, which was developed pursuant to the 2012 Forest Planning Rule (36 CFR 219), will replace the Land Management Plan approved in 1997. This new, Revised Land Management Plan establishes a strong commitment to provide social opportunities and economic benefits to forest visitors and local communities in eastern Puerto Rico and an all-lands approach to conserving high-priority forest ecosystems. The plan components were developed using best available scientific information and the consideration of fiscal capability. A draft ROD, Revised Land Management Plan, and FEIS were released in August 2018, and were subject to a pre-decisional objection period. One objection was received containing one issue, and the Reviewing Officer’s response to the objection has been signed by the Regional Forester for the Southern Region. The instructions from the Reviewing Officer were incorporated into the ROD. The final ROD to approve the Revised Land Management Plan for El Yunque National Forest has now been signed by the Responsible Official, and is available at the website described above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Responsible Official The responsible official for the revision of the land management plan for El Yunque National Forest is Sharon Wallace, Forest Supervisor, El Yunque National Forest, HC 01 Box 13490, Rio Grande, PR 00745. Dated: May 23, 2019. Frank R. Beum, Acting Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System. 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The Department of Education is especially interested in public comment addressing the following issues: (1) Is this collection necessary to the proper functions of the Department; (2) will this information be processed and used in a timely manner; (3) is the estimate of burden accurate; (4) how might the Department enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (5) how might the Department minimize the burden of this collection on the respondents, including through the use of information technology. Please note that written comments received in response to this notice will be considered public records. Title of Collection: Annual Performance Report for the Gaining Early Awareness for Undergraduate Programs. OMB Control Number: 1840–0777. Type of Review: An extension of an existing information collection. Respondents/Affected Public: State, Local, and Tribal Governments; Private Sector. Total Estimated Number of Annual Responses: 127. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 104 (Thursday, May 30, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 25032-25033]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-11280]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Revision of the Land Management Plan for El Yunque National 
Forest

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of approval of the revised land management plan for El 
Yunque National Forest.

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SUMMARY: Sharon Wallace, the Forest Supervisor for El Yunque National 
Forest, Southern Region, has signed the Record of Decision (ROD) for 
the Revised Land Management Plan (Forest Plan) for El Yunque National 
Forest. The final ROD documents the rationale for approving the Forest 
Plan and is consistent with the Reviewing Officer's response to 
objections and instructions.

DATES: The Revised Land Managmenent Plan for El Yunque National Forest 
will become effective 30 days after the publication of this notice of 
approval in the Federal Register (36 CFR 219.17(a)(1)). To view the 
final ROD, final environmental impact statement (FEIS), the Revised 
Land Management Plan, and other related documents, please visit the El 
Yunque National Forest website at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/elyunque/home/?cid=stelprdb5411382.
    A legal notice of approval is also being published in El Yunque 
National Forest's newspaper of record, El Nuevo Dia. A copy of this 
legal notice will be posted on the website described above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Further information about the Revised 
Land Management Plan for El Yunque National Forest can obtained by 
contacting Pedro Rios, Forest Planning Staff Officer, El Yunque 
National Forest, at 787-888-1880. Individuals who use telecommunication 
devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay 
Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339

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between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., Eastern time, Monday through Friday. 
Written requests for information may be sent to El Yunque National 
Forest, Attn: EYNF Plan Revision, HC 01 Box 13490, Rio Grande, PR 
00745.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: El Yunque National Forest covers 
approximately 29,000 acres in the northeastern part of Puerto Rico. The 
Revised Land Management Plan, which was developed pursuant to the 2012 
Forest Planning Rule (36 CFR 219), will replace the Land Management 
Plan approved in 1997. This new, Revised Land Management Plan 
establishes a strong commitment to provide social opportunities and 
economic benefits to forest visitors and local communities in eastern 
Puerto Rico and an all-lands approach to conserving high-priority 
forest ecosystems. The plan components were developed using best 
available scientific information and the consideration of fiscal 
capability.
    A draft ROD, Revised Land Management Plan, and FEIS were released 
in August 2018, and were subject to a pre-decisional objection period. 
One objection was received containing one issue, and the Reviewing 
Officer's response to the objection has been signed by the Regional 
Forester for the Southern Region. The instructions from the Reviewing 
Officer were incorporated into the ROD. The final ROD to approve the 
Revised Land Management Plan for El Yunque National Forest has now been 
signed by the Responsible Official, and is available at the website 
described above.

Responsible Official

    The responsible official for the revision of the land management 
plan for El Yunque National Forest is Sharon Wallace, Forest 
Supervisor, El Yunque National Forest, HC 01 Box 13490, Rio Grande, PR 
00745.

    Dated: May 23, 2019.
Frank R. Beum,
Acting Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System.
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