Forest Service Manual 2750; Special Uses Management Manual; Leasing Forest Service Administrative Sites, 34171-34172 [2020-11466]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 107 / Wednesday, June 3, 2020 / Notices Fruit and Vegetables Program, Specialty Crop Inspection Division, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW—Mail Stop 0247, Washington, DC 20250–0247, Phone: +1 (202) 690–4944, Fax: +1 (202) 690–1527, dorian.lafond@ usda.gov. Alternate Delegate: Dr. David T. Ingram, Ph.D., Consumer Safety Officer, Office of Food Safety, Fresh Produce Branch, Division of Produce Safety, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 5001 Campus Drive, Room 3E027, College Park, MD 20740– 3835, Phone: +1 (240) 402–0335, david.ingram@fda.hhs.gov. Processed Fruits and Vegetables (Host Government—United States) lotter on DSK9F5VC42PROD with NOTICES U.S. Delegate: Mr. Dorian LaFond, International Standards Coordinator, Fruit and Vegetables Program, Specialty Crop Inspection Division, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW—Mail Stop 0247, Washington, DC 20250–0247, Phone: +1 (202) 690–4944, Fax: +1 (202) 690–1527, dorian.lafond@ usda.gov. Alternate Delegate: Dr. Rhoma Johnson, Ph.D., Consumer Safety Officer, Division of Plant Products and Beverages, Office of Food Safety, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 5001 Campus Drive (HFS–317), College Park, MD 20740, Phone: +1 (240) 402– 2066, rhoma.johnson@fda.hhs.gov. Worldwide Ad Hoc Codex Task Forces (Active) Milk and Milk Products (adjourned sine die 2017) Antimicrobial Resistance (Reactivated 2016) (Host Government—New Zealand) U.S. Delegate: Mr. Christopher Thompson, Chief, Dairy Standardization Branch, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Mail Stop 0230, Room 2756, Washington, DC 20250, Phone: +1 (202) 720–9382, Fax: +1 (844) 804–4701, christopher.d.thompson@usda.gov. Alternate Delegate: Mr. John F. Sheehan, Senior Advisor for Compliance and Enforcement, Office of Food Safety, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (HFS–315), Harvey W. Wiley Federal Building, 5001 Campus Drive, College Park, MD 20740, Phone: +1 (240) 402–1488, Fax: +1 (301) 436– 2632, john.sheehan@fda.hhs.gov. (Host Government—Republic of Korea) U.S. Delegate: Dr. Donald A. Prater, DVM, Assistant Commissioner for Food Safety Integration, Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20993, Phone: +1 (301) 348–3007, donald.prater@fda.hhs.gov. Alternate Delegate: Dr. Neena Anandaraman, DVM, MPH, Veterinary Science Policy Advisor, Office of Chief Scientist, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Jamie L. Whitten Building, Room 339A, 1200 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20024, Phone: +1 (202) 260–8789, neena.anandaraman@usda.gov. Worldwide Commodity Codex Committees (Adjourned) Cocoa Products and Chocolate (adjourned sine die 2001) (Host Government—Switzerland) U.S. Delegate: Dr. Michelle Smith, Ph.D., Senior Policy Analyst, Office of Food Safety, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 5001 Campus Drive (HFS–317), College Park, MD 20740– 3835, Phone: +1 (240) 402–2024, Fax: +1 (301) 436–2632, michelle.smith@ fda.hhs.gov. Fish and Fishery Products (adjourned sine die 2016) Spices and Culinary Herbs (Host Government—Norway) (Host Government—India) U.S. Delegate: Dr. William R. Jones, Principal Deputy Director for Food Safety Science and Policy, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 5001 Campus Drive, College Park, MD 20740, Phone: +1 (240) 402–1422, William.Jones@fda.hhs.gov. Alternate Delegate: Mr. Steven Wilson, Deputy Director, Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection, National Marine Fisheries Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1315 EastWest Highway, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, Phone: +1 (301) 427–8312, steven.wilson@noaa.gov. U.S. Delegate: Mr. Dorian LaFond, International Standards Coordinator, Fruit and Vegetables Program, Specialty Crop Inspection Division, Agricultural Marketing Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue SW—Mail Stop 0247, Washington, DC 20250–0247, Phone: +1 (202) 690–4944, Fax: +1 (202) 690–1527, dorian.lafond@ usda.gov. Alternate Delegate: Dr. Aparna Tatavarthy, Microbiologist, Spices and Seasoning Mixes Team, Division of Plant Products and Beverages, Office of Food Safety, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 5001 Campus Drive (HFS–317), College Park, MD 20740, Phone: +1 (240) 402–1013, Fax: +1 (301) 436–2632, aparna.tatavarthy@ fda.hhs.gov. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Jun 02, 2020 Jkt 250001 34171 Meat Hygiene (adjourned sine die 2003) (Host Government—New Zealand) Delegate: Vacant. PO 00000 Frm 00012 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Natural Mineral Waters (adjourned sine die 2008) (Host Government—Switzerland) Delegate: Vacant. Codex Committee on Sugars (CCS) (Host Government—Colombia) U.S. Delegate: Dr. Chia-Pei Charlotte Liang, Chemist, Office of Food Safety, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 5001 Campus Drive, College Park, MD 20740, Phone: +1 (240) 402–2785, charlotte.liang@ fda.hhs.gov. Vegetable Proteins (adjourned sine die 1989) (Host Government—Canada) Delegate: Vacant. Ad Hoc Intergovernmental Task Forces (Dissolved) Animal Feeding (Dissolved 2013) (Host government—Switzerland) Delegate: Vacant. [FR Doc. 2020–11984 Filed 6–1–20; 4:15 pm] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Forest Service Manual 2750; Special Uses Management Manual; Leasing Forest Service Administrative Sites Forest Service, USDA. Notice of availability for public comment. AGENCY: ACTION: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), United States SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1 lotter on DSK9F5VC42PROD with NOTICES 34172 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 107 / Wednesday, June 3, 2020 / Notices Forest Service (Forest Service), is issuing proposed new directives on leasing Forest Service administrative sites. DATES: Comments must be received in writing by July 6, 2020. ADDRESSES: Proposed directives may be reviewed and electronic comments may be submitted electronically to https:// cara.ecosystem-management.org/Public/ CommentInput?project=ORMS-2245. Written comments may be mailed to Matthew Fountain, Program Analyst, Lands and Realty Management, 201 14th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024. All timely received comments, including names and addresses, will be placed in the record and will be available for public inspection and copying. The public may inspect comments received at https://cara.ecosystemmanagement.org/Public/ ReadingRoom?project=ORMS-2245. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Fountain, Program Analyst, at 202–403–8959, by electronic mail to SM.FS.WO_LandStaff@usda.gov; or to the Federal eRulemaking portal at http://www.regulations.gov. Individuals using telecommunication devices for the deaf may call the Federal Information Relay Service at 800–877–8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This proposed directive would set forth direction for leasing Forest Service administrative sites. Proposed direction would implement section 8623 of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, Public Law 115–334, and leasing provisions of the Forest Service Facility Realignment and Enhancement Act of 2005. The leasing provisions of these Acts provide Forest Service the authority to lease Forest Service administrative sites and up to 10 isolated, undeveloped parcels of not more than 40 acres each, for consideration equivalent to their market value. This manual is a new addition to the 2700 Special Uses Management series, and sets forth policy, responsibilities, and programmatic direction for leasing Forest Service administrative sites. The Forest Service has determined that this manual formulates a standard, criterion, or guideline applicable to a Forest Service program and is therefore publishing the proposed manual for public comment under 36 CFR part 216. The Forest Service is seeking public comment on all content within the proposed manual. Comment is also invited on the sufficiency of the proposed manual in meeting its stated objectives, ways to enhance the utility VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 Jun 02, 2020 Jkt 250001 and clarity of information within the manual, or ways to streamline processes outlined in the text. After the public comment period closes, the Forest Service will consider timely comments that are within the scope of the proposed directive in the development of the final directive. A notice of the final directive, including a response to timely comments, will be posted on the Forest Service’s web page at https://www.fs.fed.us/about-agency/ regulations-policies/comment-ondirectives. Tina Johna Terrell, Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System. [FR Doc. 2020–11466 Filed 6–2–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3411–15–P DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Bighorn National Forest; Wyoming; Invasive and Other Select Plant Management Forest Service, USDA. Notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement. AGENCY: ACTION: The Forest Service, USDA, will prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) to disclose the effects of continued control of noxious, invasive, and select native plant species through the integration of manual, mechanical, biological, ground herbicide, and aerial herbicide control methods on the Bighorn National Forest (BNF). Effects analysis of these treatments will be projected over the next 10 to 20 years. The BNF is currently treating noxious weeds and invasive plants under the June 19, 1998 Decision Notice, Noxious Weed Management. There is a need to update this decision since it did not include consideration of aerial application of herbicides, the presence of new invasive plant populations, or herbicide treatments of select native plant species to achieve desired resource conditions. DATES: Comments concerning the scope of the analysis must be received by July 20, 2020. The draft EIS is expected November 2020 and the final EIS is expected June 2021. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to Forest Supervisor, Bighorn National Forest, 2013 Eastside Second Street, Sheridan, Wyoming 82801. Comments may also be sent via email to commentsbighorn@usda.gov, or via facsimile to 307–674–2668. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher D. Jones, Project SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00013 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Coordinator, at the above address, by phone at 307–674–2627, or via email christopher.d.jones@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 Standard Time, Monday through Friday. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Purpose and Need for Action BNF ecosystems are increasingly threatened by invasive plants. These plants include several invasive annual grasses including cheatgrass (Bromus tectorum), medusahead (Taeniatherum caput-medusae), and ventenata (Ventenata dubia). Invasive species are threatening or dominating desired native plant communities, big game winter ranges, sage-grouse habitat, soil and watershed resources, recreation, domestic livestock forage availability, and aesthetic values on the BNF. A shift from desired native vegetation to invasive plants alters wildlife habitat, decreases wildlife and livestock forage, reduces species diversity, increases soil erosion due to a decrease in surface cover, alters the fire return interval, and promotes undesirable monocultures. In addition, there are select native plant species, such as sagebrush and larkspur, in need of management to meet desired conditions for wildlife and livestock forage. This analysis will consider the use of various treatments to achieve desired conditions for sagebrush including a mix of early-, mid-, and late-structural stages. The purpose of this project is to prevent and reduce the loss of native plant communities associated with the spread of invasive plant species, to meet desired conditions for select native plant species, and to reduce the impacts from invasive plants on other resources. This purpose would be achieved by addressing the following needs: • To meet existing law, regulation and agency policy directing the Forest Service to treat non-native and invasive plants and update existing management direction to include new invasive plant species and new treatments. • To make cooperative treatment and control of invasive plant species more consistent and effective across land ownership boundaries. • To help meet or maintain desired resource conditions on the BNF. This includes: Æ Limiting the spread of invasive plant species into areas with little or no infestation and reducing fuel loading and the resulting fire hazard and/or risk; E:\FR\FM\03JNN1.SGM 03JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 107 (Wednesday, June 3, 2020)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Forest Service Manual 2750; Special Uses Management Manual; 
Leasing Forest Service Administrative Sites

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of availability for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), United 
States

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Forest Service (Forest Service), is issuing proposed new directives on 
leasing Forest Service administrative sites.

DATES: Comments must be received in writing by July 6, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Proposed directives may be reviewed and electronic comments 
may be submitted electronically to https://cara.ecosystem-management.org/Public/CommentInput?project=ORMS-2245. Written comments 
may be mailed to Matthew Fountain, Program Analyst, Lands and Realty 
Management, 201 14th Street SW, Washington, DC 20024. All timely 
received comments, including names and addresses, will be placed in the 
record and will be available for public inspection and copying. The 
public may inspect comments received at https://cara.ecosystem-management.org/Public/ReadingRoom?project=ORMS-2245.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Matthew Fountain, Program Analyst, at 
202-403-8959, by electronic mail to [email protected]; or to 
the Federal eRulemaking portal at http://www.regulations.gov. 
Individuals using telecommunication devices for the deaf may call the 
Federal Information Relay Service at 800-877-8339 between 8:00 a.m. and 
8:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This proposed directive would set forth 
direction for leasing Forest Service administrative sites. Proposed 
direction would implement section 8623 of the Agriculture Improvement 
Act of 2018, Public Law 115-334, and leasing provisions of the Forest 
Service Facility Realignment and Enhancement Act of 2005. The leasing 
provisions of these Acts provide Forest Service the authority to lease 
Forest Service administrative sites and up to 10 isolated, undeveloped 
parcels of not more than 40 acres each, for consideration equivalent to 
their market value.
    This manual is a new addition to the 2700 Special Uses Management 
series, and sets forth policy, responsibilities, and programmatic 
direction for leasing Forest Service administrative sites. The Forest 
Service has determined that this manual formulates a standard, 
criterion, or guideline applicable to a Forest Service program and is 
therefore publishing the proposed manual for public comment under 36 
CFR part 216.
    The Forest Service is seeking public comment on all content within 
the proposed manual. Comment is also invited on the sufficiency of the 
proposed manual in meeting its stated objectives, ways to enhance the 
utility and clarity of information within the manual, or ways to 
streamline processes outlined in the text.
    After the public comment period closes, the Forest Service will 
consider timely comments that are within the scope of the proposed 
directive in the development of the final directive. A notice of the 
final directive, including a response to timely comments, will be 
posted on the Forest Service's web page at https://www.fs.fed.us/about-agency/regulations-policies/comment-on-directives.

Tina Johna Terrell,
Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System.
[FR Doc. 2020-11466 Filed 6-2-20; 8:45 am]
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