Adoption of Another Agency's Final Environmental Impact Statement To Implement the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program, 55548 [2019-22652]

Download as PDF 55548 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 201 / Thursday, October 17, 2019 / Notices decision to recognize Singapore as free of FMD. The list of regions recognized as free of FMD can be found on the APHIS website at https:// www.aphis.usda.gov/animalhealth/ disease-status-of-regions. Copies of the lists are also available via postal mail, fax, or email upon request to Regionalization Evaluation Services, Strategy and Policy, Veterinary Services, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, 4700 River Road Unit 39, Riverdale, MD 20737. Congressional Review Act Pursuant to the Congressional Review Act (5 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs designated this action as not a major rule, as defined by 5 U.S.C. 804(2). Authority: 7 U.S.C. 1633, 7701–7772, 7781–7786, and 8301–8317; 21 U.S.C. 136 and 136a; 31 U.S.C. 9701; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.4. Done in Washington, DC, this 10th day of October 2019. Kevin Shea, Administrator, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. [FR Doc. 2019–22646 Filed 10–16–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–34–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Natural Resources Conservation Service [Docket ID NRCS–2019–0015] Adoption of Another Agency’s Final Environmental Impact Statement To Implement the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). ACTION: Notice of Availability for the Record of Decision (ROD). AGENCY: NRCS announces the availability of the agency’s Record of Decision (ROD) to adopt the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), ‘‘Feral Swine Damage Management: A National Approach EIS’’, prepared by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), under the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) adoption provisions of the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Martin Lowenfish, Branch Chief for Areawide Planning, Natural Resources Conservation Service, at Martin.Lowenfish@usda.gov or (202) 690–4979. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:26 Oct 16, 2019 Jkt 250001 communication should contact the USDA Target Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice). DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE NRCS will adopt the FEIS titled, ‘‘Feral Swine Damage Management; A National Approach EIS’’, prepared by APHIS under the EIS adoption provisions of CEQ) regulations (40 CFR 1506.3). NRCS is taking this action to address the mandates in section 2408 of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill, Pub. L. 115–334) to provide financial assistance for a Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program in collaboration with APHIS. The purpose of the pilot program, as stated in the Act, is to respond to the threat feral swine pose to agriculture, native ecosystems, and human and animal health. NRCS’s actions under section 2408 of the 2018 Farm Bill are narrower than the scope of the larger APHIS effort defined in the FEIS and are limited to providing financial assistance specifically for outreach, training, equipment, and operations for feral swine trapping, consistent with APHIS technical standards. Subsequent actions, including disposal, are the responsibility of those carrying out the trapping activities, and must occur consistent with all associated Federal, State, and local laws. The details on the FEIS were provided in the published Notice of Intent to adopt FEIS dated on July 17, 2019 (84 FR 34118) and associated Notice of Availability published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (84 FR 32168). Two comments were received in response to these notices. The first, submitted by the State Department of Land and Natural Resources, in support of the actions and methods defined in the FEIS and is appended to this NOA. The second, submitted by a private citizen indicating they disagreed with this use of Federal funding. The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 left no discretion to the agency concerning this matter. The ROD is available by requesting a copy at the above address. Documentation developed during the agency’s review of the FEIS is on file and may be reviewed by contacting Martin Lowenfish at the above number. No administrative action on implementation of the proposal will be taken until 30 days after the date of this publication in the Federal Register. Notice of Request for Reinstatement of Discontinued Collection SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Kevin Norton, Associate Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service. 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Type of Request: Reinstatement of a discontinued collection. Abstract: RBCS administers the Rural Business Investment Program (RBIP). The primary objective of this program is to promote economic development and the creation of wealth and job opportunities in rural areas and to establish a developmental capital program, with the mission of addressing unmet equity investment needs of small enterprises located in rural areas. RBCS collects information from applicants to confirm eligibility for the program and to evaluate the quality of the applications. Estimate of Burden: Public reporting burden for this collection is estimated to average 300 hours per response. Estimated Number of Respondents: 2 per year. Estimated Number of Responses per Respondent: 1. Estimated Number of Responses: 241. Estimated Total Annual Burden on Respondents: 904 hours. Copies of this information collection can be obtained from Diane M. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 201 (Thursday, October 17, 2019)]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Natural Resources Conservation Service

[Docket ID NRCS-2019-0015]


Adoption of Another Agency's Final Environmental Impact Statement 
To Implement the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program

AGENCY: Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), U.S. Department 
of Agriculture (USDA).

ACTION: Notice of Availability for the Record of Decision (ROD).

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SUMMARY: NRCS announces the availability of the agency's Record of 
Decision (ROD) to adopt the Final Environmental Impact Statement 
(FEIS), ``Feral Swine Damage Management: A National Approach EIS'', 
prepared by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant 
Health Inspection Service (APHIS), under the Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) adoption provisions of the Council on Environmental 
Quality (CEQ).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Martin Lowenfish, Branch Chief for 
Areawide Planning, Natural Resources Conservation Service, at 
[email protected] or (202) 690-4979. Persons with disabilities 
who require alternative means for communication should contact the USDA 
Target Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: NRCS will adopt the FEIS titled, ``Feral 
Swine Damage Management; A National Approach EIS'', prepared by APHIS 
under the EIS adoption provisions of CEQ) regulations (40 CFR 1506.3). 
NRCS is taking this action to address the mandates in section 2408 of 
the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill, Pub. L. 115-
334) to provide financial assistance for a Feral Swine Eradication and 
Control Pilot Program in collaboration with APHIS. The purpose of the 
pilot program, as stated in the Act, is to respond to the threat feral 
swine pose to agriculture, native ecosystems, and human and animal 
health. NRCS's actions under section 2408 of the 2018 Farm Bill are 
narrower than the scope of the larger APHIS effort defined in the FEIS 
and are limited to providing financial assistance specifically for 
outreach, training, equipment, and operations for feral swine trapping, 
consistent with APHIS technical standards. Subsequent actions, 
including disposal, are the responsibility of those carrying out the 
trapping activities, and must occur consistent with all associated 
Federal, State, and local laws. The details on the FEIS were provided 
in the published Notice of Intent to adopt FEIS dated on July 17, 2019 
(84 FR 34118) and associated Notice of Availability published by the 
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (84 FR 32168). Two comments were 
received in response to these notices. The first, submitted by the 
State Department of Land and Natural Resources, in support of the 
actions and methods defined in the FEIS and is appended to this NOA. 
The second, submitted by a private citizen indicating they disagreed 
with this use of Federal funding. The Agriculture Improvement Act of 
2018 left no discretion to the agency concerning this matter.
    The ROD is available by requesting a copy at the above address. 
Documentation developed during the agency's review of the FEIS is on 
file and may be reviewed by contacting Martin Lowenfish at the above 
number.
    No administrative action on implementation of the proposal will be 
taken until 30 days after the date of this publication in the Federal 
Register.

Kevin Norton,
Associate Chief, Natural Resources Conservation Service.
[FR Doc. 2019-22652 Filed 10-16-19; 8:45 am]
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