Chugach National Forest; Alaska; Revision of the Land Management Plan for the Chugach National Forest, 45709-45710 [2019-18795]

Download as PDF 45709 Notices Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 169 Friday, August 30, 2019 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 Forest Service Chugach National Forest; Alaska; Revision of the Land Management Plan for the Chugach National Forest Forest Service, USDA. Notice of opportunity to object to the revised Land Management Plan for the Chugach National Forest. AGENCY: ACTION: The Forest Service is revising the Chugach National Forest’s Land Management Plan (Forest Plan). The Forest Service has prepared a Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for its revised Forest Plan and a draft Record of Decision (ROD). This notice is to inform the public that the Chugach National Forest is initiating a 60-day period where individuals or entities with specific concerns about the Chugach National Forest’s revised Forest Plan and the associated FEIS may file objections for Forest Service review prior to the approval of the revised Forest Plan. This is also an opportunity to object to the Regional Forester’s list of species of conservation concern for the Chugach National Forest. DATES: The Chugach National Forest’s revised Forest Plan, FEIS, draft ROD, species of conservation concern list, and other supporting information will be available for review at: https:// www.fs.usda.gov/project/ ?project=40816. The publication date of the legal notice in the Chugach National Forest’s newspapers of record, Anchorage Daily News and Cordova Times (Alaska), initiates the 60-day objection period and is the exclusive means for calculating the time to file an objection (36 CFR 219.52(c)(5)). An electronic scan of the legal notice with the publication date will be posted at the link above. ADDRESSES: Copies of the Chugach National Forest’s revised Forest Plan, FEIS, draft ROD, and Regional Forester’s jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:43 Aug 29, 2019 Jkt 247001 list of species of conservation concern for the Chugach National Forest can be obtained online at: https:// www.fs.usda.gov/project/ ?project=40816, or at the following office: Chugach National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 161 E 1st Ave, Door 8, Anchorage, AK 99501, Phone: (907) 743–9500. Objections must be submitted to the Objection Reviewing Officer by one of the following methods: • Via regular mail, carrier, or hand delivery to the following address: USDA Forest Service, Attn: Objection Reviewing Officer, Alaska Region, 709 W 9th Street, Juneau, AK 99801, or P.O. Box 21628, Juneau, AK 99801. Note that the office hours for submitting a handdelivered objection are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Alaska Time, Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays. • Via fax to (907) 586–7840. Faxes must be addressed to ‘‘Objection Reviewing Officer.’’ The fax coversheet should specify the number of pages being submitted. • Electronically to the Objection Reviewing Officer via the CARA objection web form: https:// cara.ecosystem-management.org/ Public//CommentInput?Project=40816. Electronic submissions must be submitted in a format (Word, PDF, or Rich Text) that is readable and searchable with optical character recognition software. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chugach National Forest’s Revision Team Leader, Sue Jennings at (907) 789– 6238 or susan.jennings@usda.gov. 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 Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The decision to approve the revised Forest Plan for the Chugach National Forest and the Regional Forester’s list of species of conservation concern for the Chugach National Forest will be subject to the objection process identified in 36 CFR part 219 Subpart B (219.50 to 219.62). An objection must include the following (36 CFR 219.54(c)): (1) The objector’s name and address along with a telephone number or email address if available—in cases where no identifiable name is attached to an objection, the Forest Service will PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 attempt to verify the identity of the objector to confirm objection eligibility; (2) Signature or other verification of authorship upon request (a scanned signature for electronic mail may be filed with the objection); (3) Identification of the lead objector, when multiple names are listed on an objection. The Forest Service will communicate to all parties to an objection through the lead objector. Verification of the identity of the lead objector must also be provided if requested; (4) The name of the plan, plan amendment, or plan revision being objected to, and the name and title of the responsible official; (5) A statement of the issues and/or parts of the plan, plan amendment, or plan revision to which the objection applies; (6) A concise statement explaining the objection and suggesting how the draft plan decision may be improved. If the objector believes that the plan, plan amendment, or plan revision is inconsistent with law, regulation, or policy, an explanation should be included; (7) A statement that demonstrates the link between the objector’s prior substantive formal comments and the content of the objection, unless the objection concerns an issue that arose after the opportunities for formal comment; and (8) All documents referenced in the objection (a bibliography is not sufficient), except the following need not be provided: a. All or any part of a Federal law or regulation, b. Forest Service Directive System documents and land management plans or other published Forest Service documents, c. Documents referenced by the Forest Service in the planning documentation related to the proposal subject to objection, and d. Formal comments previously provided to the Forest Service by the objector during the proposed plan, plan amendment, or plan revision comment period. It is the responsibility of the objector to ensure that the reviewing officer receives the objection in a timely manner. The regulations prohibit extending the length of the objection filing period. E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1 45710 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 169 / Friday, August 30, 2019 / Notices Responsible Official The responsible official who will approve the ROD and the revised Forest Plan for the Chugach National Forest is Jeff E. Schramm, Forest Supervisor, Chugach National Forest, Chugach National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 161 E. 1st Ave, Door 8, Anchorage, AK 99501, and Phone: (907) 743–9500. The responsible official for the list of species of conservation concern is David Schmid, Regional Forester, USDA Forest Service Alaska Region, 709 W. 9th Street, Juneau, AK 99801. The Regional Forester is the reviewing officer for the revised Forest Plan since the Forest Supervisor is the responsible official (36 CFR 219.56(e)(2)). The decision to approve the species of conservation concern list will be subject to a separate objection process. The Chief of the Forest Service is the reviewing officer for species of conservation concern identification since the Regional Forester is the Dated: August 13. 2019. Richard A. Cooksey, Acting Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System. [FR Doc. 2019–18795 Filed 8–29–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE National Institute of Food and Agriculture Solicitation of Veterinary Shortage Situation Nominations for the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) National Institute of Food and Agriculture, USDA. ACTION: Notice and solicitation for nominations. AGENCY: The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) is soliciting SUMMARY: Fiscal year First day to submit shortage nominations 2020 ................................................................ 2021 ................................................................ 2022 ................................................................ October 7, 2019 ............................................ October 5, 2020 ............................................ October 4, 2021 ............................................ Submissions must be made by downloading the Veterinarian Shortage Situation nomination form provided in the VMLRP Shortage Situations section of the NIFA website at: www.nifa.usda.gov/vmlrp, completing the fillable PDF electronically, and submitting it via email to: vmlrp.applications@usda.gov. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: VMLRP Program Coordinator; National Institute of Food and Agriculture; U.S. Department of Agriculture; 6501 Beacon Drive, Kansas City, MO 64133; Email: vmlrp.applications@usda.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background and Purpose jspears on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES responsible official (36 CFR 219.56(e)(2)). Food supply veterinary medicine embraces a broad array of veterinary professional activities, specialties and responsibilities, and is defined as all aspects of veterinary medicine’s involvement in food supply systems, from traditional agricultural production to consumption. A series of studies and reports 1–6 have drawn attention to 1 Government Accountability Office, Veterinary Workforce: Actions Are Needed to Ensure Sufficient Capacity for Protecting Public and Animal Health, GAO–09–178: Feb 18, 2009). 2 National Academies of Science, Workforce Needs in Veterinary Medicine, 2013. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:43 Aug 29, 2019 Jkt 247001 Last day to submit shortage nominations November 11, 2019. November 9, 2020. November 8, 2021. maldistributions in the veterinary workforce leaving some communities, especially rural areas, with insufficient access to food supply veterinary services. Two programs, born out of this concern, aim to mitigate the maldistribution of the veterinary workforce: The Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) and Veterinary Services Grant Program (VSGP), both administered by USDANIFA. VMLRP addresses increasing veterinary school debt by offering veterinary school debt payments in exchange for service in shortage situations, while VSGP addresses other factors contributing to the 3 Andrus DM, Gwinner KP, Prince, JB. Food Supply Veterinary Medicine Coalition Report: Estimating FSM Demand and Maintaining the Availability of Veterinarians in Food Supply Related Disciplines in the United States and Canada, 2016. https://www.avma.org/KB/Resources/ Reference/Pages/Food-Supply-Veterinary-MedicineCoalition-Report.aspx. 4 Andrus DM, Gwinner KP, Prince, JB. Future demand, probable shortages and strategies for creating a better future in food supply veterinary medicine. 2006, JAVMA 229(1):57–69. 5 Andrus DM, Gwinner KP, Prince, JB. Attracting students to careers in food supply veterinary medicine. 2006, JAVMA 228(1):16931704. 6 Andrus DM, Gwinner KP, Prince, JB. Job satisfaction, changes in occupational area and commitment to a career in food supply veterinary medicine. 2006, JAVMA 228(12):1884–1893. PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 nominations of veterinary service shortage situations for the Veterinary Medicine Loan Repayment Program (VMLRP) for fiscal years (FY) 2020– 2022, as authorized under the National Veterinary Medical Services Act (NVMSA). This notice initiates the nomination period for FY 2020 and prescribes the procedures and criteria to be used by eligible nominating officials (State, Insular Area, DC and Federal Lands) to nominate veterinary shortage situations for fiscal years 2020–2022. Each year all eligible nominating officials may submit nominations, up to the maximum indicated for each entity in this notice. NIFA is conducting this solicitation of veterinary shortage situation nominations under an approved information collection (OMB Control Number 0524–0050). DATES: Shortage situation nominations must be submitted between the first Monday in October and the second Monday in November in each relevant fiscal year. maldistribution of veterinarians serving the agricultural sector. Specifically, the VSGP promotes availability and access to (1) specialized education and training which will enable veterinarians and veterinary technicians to provide services in designated veterinarian shortage situations, and (2) practiceenhancing equipment and personnel resources to enable veterinary practices to expand or improve access to veterinary services. Paperwork Reduction Act In accordance with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) regulations (5 CFR part 1320) that implement the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35), the information collection and recordkeeping requirements imposed by the implementation of these guidelines have been approved by OMB Control Number 0524–0050. 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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.

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Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 169 / Friday, August 30, 2019 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Chugach National Forest; Alaska; Revision of the Land Management 
Plan for the Chugach National Forest

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of opportunity to object to the revised Land Management 
Plan for the Chugach National Forest.

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SUMMARY: The Forest Service is revising the Chugach National Forest's 
Land Management Plan (Forest Plan). The Forest Service has prepared a 
Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for its revised Forest Plan 
and a draft Record of Decision (ROD). This notice is to inform the 
public that the Chugach National Forest is initiating a 60-day period 
where individuals or entities with specific concerns about the Chugach 
National Forest's revised Forest Plan and the associated FEIS may file 
objections for Forest Service review prior to the approval of the 
revised Forest Plan. This is also an opportunity to object to the 
Regional Forester's list of species of conservation concern for the 
Chugach National Forest.

DATES: The Chugach National Forest's revised Forest Plan, FEIS, draft 
ROD, species of conservation concern list, and other supporting 
information will be available for review at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=40816. The publication date of the legal notice in the 
Chugach National Forest's newspapers of record, Anchorage Daily News 
and Cordova Times (Alaska), initiates the 60-day objection period and 
is the exclusive means for calculating the time to file an objection 
(36 CFR 219.52(c)(5)). An electronic scan of the legal notice with the 
publication date will be posted at the link above.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Chugach National Forest's revised Forest Plan, 
FEIS, draft ROD, and Regional Forester's list of species of 
conservation concern for the Chugach National Forest can be obtained 
online at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=40816, or at the 
following office: Chugach National Forest Supervisor's Office, 161 E 
1st Ave, Door 8, Anchorage, AK 99501, Phone: (907) 743-9500.
    Objections must be submitted to the Objection Reviewing Officer by 
one of the following methods:
     Via regular mail, carrier, or hand delivery to the 
following address: USDA Forest Service, Attn: Objection Reviewing 
Officer, Alaska Region, 709 W 9th Street, Juneau, AK 99801, or P.O. Box 
21628, Juneau, AK 99801. Note that the office hours for submitting a 
hand-delivered objection are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Alaska Time, 
Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays.
     Via fax to (907) 586-7840. Faxes must be addressed to 
``Objection Reviewing Officer.'' The fax coversheet should specify the 
number of pages being submitted.
     Electronically to the Objection Reviewing Officer via the 
CARA objection web form: https://cara.ecosystem-management.org/Public//CommentInput?Project=40816. Electronic submissions must be submitted in 
a format (Word, PDF, or Rich Text) that is readable and searchable with 
optical character recognition software.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Chugach National Forest's Revision 
Team Leader, Sue Jennings at (907) 789-6238 or [email protected]. 
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 Time, Monday through Friday.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:  The decision to approve the revised Forest 
Plan for the Chugach National Forest and the Regional Forester's list 
of species of conservation concern for the Chugach National Forest will 
be subject to the objection process identified in 36 CFR part 219 
Subpart B (219.50 to 219.62). An objection must include the following 
(36 CFR 219.54(c)):
    (1) The objector's name and address along with a telephone number 
or email address if available--in cases where no identifiable name is 
attached to an objection, the Forest Service will attempt to verify the 
identity of the objector to confirm objection eligibility;
    (2) Signature or other verification of authorship upon request (a 
scanned signature for electronic mail may be filed with the objection);
    (3) Identification of the lead objector, when multiple names are 
listed on an objection. The Forest Service will communicate to all 
parties to an objection through the lead objector. Verification of the 
identity of the lead objector must also be provided if requested;
    (4) The name of the plan, plan amendment, or plan revision being 
objected to, and the name and title of the responsible official;
    (5) A statement of the issues and/or parts of the plan, plan 
amendment, or plan revision to which the objection applies;
    (6) A concise statement explaining the objection and suggesting how 
the draft plan decision may be improved. If the objector believes that 
the plan, plan amendment, or plan revision is inconsistent with law, 
regulation, or policy, an explanation should be included;
    (7) A statement that demonstrates the link between the objector's 
prior substantive formal comments and the content of the objection, 
unless the objection concerns an issue that arose after the 
opportunities for formal comment; and
    (8) All documents referenced in the objection (a bibliography is 
not sufficient), except the following need not be provided:
    a. All or any part of a Federal law or regulation,
    b. Forest Service Directive System documents and land management 
plans or other published Forest Service documents,
    c. Documents referenced by the Forest Service in the planning 
documentation related to the proposal subject to objection, and
    d. Formal comments previously provided to the Forest Service by the 
objector during the proposed plan, plan amendment, or plan revision 
comment period.
    It is the responsibility of the objector to ensure that the 
reviewing officer receives the objection in a timely manner. The 
regulations prohibit extending the length of the objection filing 
period.

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Responsible Official

    The responsible official who will approve the ROD and the revised 
Forest Plan for the Chugach National Forest is Jeff E. Schramm, Forest 
Supervisor, Chugach National Forest, Chugach National Forest 
Supervisor's Office, 161 E. 1st Ave, Door 8, Anchorage, AK 99501, and 
Phone: (907) 743-9500. The responsible official for the list of species 
of conservation concern is David Schmid, Regional Forester, USDA Forest 
Service Alaska Region, 709 W. 9th Street, Juneau, AK 99801.
    The Regional Forester is the reviewing officer for the revised 
Forest Plan since the Forest Supervisor is the responsible official (36 
CFR 219.56(e)(2)). The decision to approve the species of conservation 
concern list will be subject to a separate objection process. The Chief 
of the Forest Service is the reviewing officer for species of 
conservation concern identification since the Regional Forester is the 
responsible official (36 CFR 219.56(e)(2)).

    Dated: August 13. 2019.
Richard A. Cooksey,
Acting Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System.
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