Custer Gallatin National Forest; Montana; Revision of the Land Management Plan for the Custer Gallatin National Forest, 41515-41516 [2020-14825]

Download as PDF 41515 Notices Federal Register Vol. 85, No. 133 Friday, July 10, 2020 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 Custer Gallatin National Forest; Montana; Revision of the Land Management Plan for the Custer Gallatin National Forest Forest Service, Agriculture (USDA). ACTION: Notice of opportunity to object to the revised land management plan for the Custer Gallatin National Forest. AGENCY: The Forest Service is revising the Custer Gallatin National Forest’s 1986 and 1987 Land and Resource Management Plans. The Forest Service has prepared a final environmental impact statement (final EIS) for the revised land management plan, and a draft record of decision (ROD). This notice is to inform the public that a 60day period is being initiated where individuals or entities with specific concerns about the Custer Gallatin National Forest’s revised land management plan and the associated final EIS may file objections for Forest Service review prior to the approval of the revised land management plan. This is also an opportunity to object to the Regional Forester’s list of species of conservation concern (SCC) for the Custer Gallatin National Forest. DATES: The publication date of the legal notice in the Custer Gallatin National Forest’s newspapers of record, Billings Gazette, Bozeman Daily Chronicle and Rapid City Journal, 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 www.fs.usda.gov/custergallatin. ADDRESSES: The Custer Gallatin National Forest’s revised land management plan, final EIS, draft ROD, and other supporting information will be available for review at: jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 Jul 09, 2020 Jkt 250001 www.fs.usda.gov/custergallatin and click on Forest Plan Revision. The Custer Gallatin National Forest’s list of species of conservation concern and other supporting information will be available for review at: http://bit.ly/ NorthernRegion-SCC. These web addresses include an objection template as an aid to providing the required information. Please be explicit as to whether the objection is for the land management plan or the species of conservation concern. Electronic objections must be submitted to the Objection Reviewing Officer via the CARA objection webform at https://cara.ecosystemmanagement.org/Public/Comment Input?project=50185. Electronic submissions must be submitted in a format that is readable with optical character recognition software (e.g. Word, PDF, Rich Text) and be searchable. The following address should be used for objections submitted by regular mail, private carrier, or hand delivery: Objection Reviewing Officer, USDA Forest Service, Northern Region, 26 Fort Missoula Road, Missoula, MT 59804. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding Federal holidays. Objections can be faxed to the Objection Reviewing Officer at (406) 329–3411. The fax coversheet must include a subject line with ‘‘Custer Gallatin Forest Plan Objection’’ or ‘‘Custer Gallatin Species of Conservation Concern’’ and should specify the number of pages being submitted. If you are unable to submit objections via electronic submission, fax, or regular mail and must submit them by hand to the Northern Regional Office, please refer to signage at the front door regarding the delivery of hand-delivered items, which will include a phone number to arrange delivery of your objection. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Project Leader, Virginia Kelly, 10 E Babcock (P.O. Box 130, Bozeman, MT 59771), 406–587–6735. 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. Additional information concerning the draft RODs may be obtained on the PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 internet at the websites listed in the section of this document. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The decision to approve the revised land management plan for the Custer Gallatin National Forest and the Regional Forester’s identification of species of conservation concern will be subject to the objection process identified in 36 CFR part 219, subpart B (§§ 219.50 through 219.62). ADDRESSES How To File an Objection Objections must be submitted to the Reviewing Officer, at the address shown in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. 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 revision or forest plan amendment being objected to, and the name and title of the responsible official; (5) A statement of the issues and/or parts of the plan revision to which the objection applies; (6) A concise statement explaining the objection and suggesting how the proposed plan decision may be improved. If the objector believes that the 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 that the following need not be provided: E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1 41516 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 133 / Friday, July 10, 2020 / Notices 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 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 (36 CFR 219.56(d)). Responsible Official The responsible official who will approve the record of decision for the Custer Gallatin National Forest revised land management plan is Mary Erickson, Forest Supervisor for the Custer Gallatin National Forest, 10 E Babcock (P.O. Box 130, Bozeman, MT 59771), 406–587–6735. The Responsible Offical for the identification of the species of conservation concern for the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest is Leanne Marten, Northern Region Regional Forester, 26 Fort Missoula, Missoula, MT 59804. The Regional Forester is the reviewing officer for the revised land management since the Forest Supervisor is the deciding official (36 CFR 219.56(e)(2)). Objection review of the list of species of conservation concern will be subject to a separate objection process. The Chief of the Forest Service is the reviewing officer for the list of species of conservation concern identification as the Regional Forester is the responsbile official (36 CFR 219.56(e)(2)). Allen Rowley, Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System. [FR Doc. 2020–14825 Filed 7–9–20; 8:45 am] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 3411–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:28 Jul 09, 2020 Jkt 250001 DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement [FOA No.: OPPE–015] Funding Opportunity Announcement— Solicitation for Applications To Assist Persistent Poverty Farmers, Ranchers, Agriculture Producers and Communities Through Agriculture Resources Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement (OPPE), Agriculture (USDA). ACTION: Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). AGENCY: Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Nos.: 10.902-Soil and Water Conservation (CTA): Soil Conservation and Domestic Allotment Act; 10.443–Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers and Veteran Farmers and Ranchers This notice announces the availability of funds and solicits applications for grants from communitybased and non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education, and tribal entities to compete for financial assistance through the OPPE. Funding will be made available for the purpose of leveraging USDA, state, local and private sector resources, to address local agricultural and natural resource issues, encourage collaboration and to develop state and local leadership and partnerships to assist limited resource and socially disadvantaged and veteran farmers, ranchers, agricultural producers and communities through agriculture industries. The eligible entities will provide technical assistance to persistent poverty communities, with emphasis on socially disadvantaged and/or veteran farmers, ranchers and agricultural producers to assist them in establishing a local working leaders group, identifying issues, challenges and assets, preparing a plan of action and identifying resources and means to address and accomplish results through available programmatic services and opportunities. DATES: Proposals must be received via Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on August 24, 2020. For Further Information or for Programmatic Complaints, Please Contact: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Partnerships and Public Engagement, Attn: Jacqueline Davis-Slay, Deputy Director, Jamie L. Whitten Building, Room 520–A, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250; Phone: (202) 720–6350; Fax: SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (202) 720–7704; Email: CommunityProsperity@usda.gov. Persons with Disabilities: Persons who require alternative means for communication (Braille large print, audiotape, etc.), should contact USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720–2600 (voice and TDD). Additionally, alternative means for submissions due to disability status will be approved on a case-by-case basis. Proposals will be scored as they are received and, if eligible, added to a ranking list of projects for funding consideration. Funding recommendations will be forwarded to the Director of OPPE who will make final selections. Funds will be awarded to eligible entities that have documented knowledge of and experience with USDA programs, experience in providing agricultural education or other agricultural-related services to socially disadvantaged and/ or veteran farmers, ranchers and agricultural producers, experience with economic development in persistent poverty areas, and in developing partnerships with relevant entities and individuals to reach a common goal. An applicant MUST be an entity or organization. ‘‘Individuals’’ do not meet the eligibility criteria. Funds under this announcement may not be used for the following: Planning, repair, rehabilitation, acquisition, or construction of a building or facility; for start-up or financing costs for businesses or for an organization’s capacity building; as small agricultural loans for individual farmers; or to incentivize individuals to attend an event. Funding/Awards: The total funding available for this competitive opportunity is approximately $4 million (including funds provided in the 2018 Farm Bill and the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020). The OPPE will award grants from this announcement subject to availability of funds and the quality of applications received. All applicants will compete based on their organization’s entity type (e.g., nonprofit organization or higher education institution). The maximum project period is 3 years. The maximum amount of requested federal funding for projects shall not exceed $450,000 over the 3-year period. Additionally, the maximum award per year is $150,000. USDA has the discretion to fund multiyear projects in an effort to maximize outreach, education and technical assistance ensuring geographical distribution of funds. Eligible entities may receive subsequent years funding provided that: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1

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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. 85, No. 133 / Friday, July 10, 2020 / 
Notices

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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Custer Gallatin National Forest; Montana; Revision of the Land 
Management Plan for the Custer Gallatin National Forest

AGENCY: Forest Service, Agriculture (USDA).

ACTION: Notice of opportunity to object to the revised land management 
plan for the Custer Gallatin National Forest.

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SUMMARY: The Forest Service is revising the Custer Gallatin National 
Forest's 1986 and 1987 Land and Resource Management Plans. The Forest 
Service has prepared a final environmental impact statement (final EIS) 
for the revised land management plan, and a draft record of decision 
(ROD). This notice is to inform the public that a 60-day period is 
being initiated where individuals or entities with specific concerns 
about the Custer Gallatin National Forest's revised land management 
plan and the associated final EIS may file objections for Forest 
Service review prior to the approval of the revised land management 
plan. This is also an opportunity to object to the Regional Forester's 
list of species of conservation concern (SCC) for the Custer Gallatin 
National Forest.

DATES: The publication date of the legal notice in the Custer Gallatin 
National Forest's newspapers of record, Billings Gazette, Bozeman Daily 
Chronicle and Rapid City Journal, 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 www.fs.usda.gov/custergallatin.

ADDRESSES: The Custer Gallatin National Forest's revised land 
management plan, final EIS, draft ROD, and other supporting information 
will be available for review at: www.fs.usda.gov/custergallatin and 
click on Forest Plan Revision. The Custer Gallatin National Forest's 
list of species of conservation concern and other supporting 
information will be available for review at: http://bit.ly/NorthernRegion-SCC. These web addresses include an objection template 
as an aid to providing the required information. Please be explicit as 
to whether the objection is for the land management plan or the species 
of conservation concern.
    Electronic objections must be submitted to the Objection Reviewing 
Officer via the CARA objection webform at https://cara.ecosystem-management.org/Public/CommentInput?project=50185. Electronic 
submissions must be submitted in a format that is readable with optical 
character recognition software (e.g. Word, PDF, Rich Text) and be 
searchable.
    The following address should be used for objections submitted by 
regular mail, private carrier, or hand delivery: Objection Reviewing 
Officer, USDA Forest Service, Northern Region, 26 Fort Missoula Road, 
Missoula, MT 59804. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. 
to 4:30 p.m., excluding Federal holidays. Objections can be faxed to 
the Objection Reviewing Officer at (406) 329-3411. The fax coversheet 
must include a subject line with ``Custer Gallatin Forest Plan 
Objection'' or ``Custer Gallatin Species of Conservation Concern'' and 
should specify the number of pages being submitted.
    If you are unable to submit objections via electronic submission, 
fax, or regular mail and must submit them by hand to the Northern 
Regional Office, please refer to signage at the front door regarding 
the delivery of hand-delivered items, which will include a phone number 
to arrange delivery of your objection.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Project Leader, Virginia Kelly, 10 E 
Babcock (P.O. Box 130, Bozeman, MT 59771), 406-587-6735.
    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. 
Additional information concerning the draft RODs may be obtained on the 
internet at the websites listed in the ADDRESSES section of this 
document.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The decision to approve the revised land 
management plan for the Custer Gallatin National Forest and the 
Regional Forester's identification of species of conservation concern 
will be subject to the objection process identified in 36 CFR part 219, 
subpart B (Sec. Sec.  219.50 through 219.62).

How To File an Objection

    Objections must be submitted to the Reviewing Officer, at the 
address shown in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. 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 revision or forest plan amendment being 
objected to, and the name and title of the responsible official;
    (5) A statement of the issues and/or parts of the plan revision to 
which the objection applies;
    (6) A concise statement explaining the objection and suggesting how 
the proposed plan decision may be improved. If the objector believes 
that the 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 that the following need not be provided:

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    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 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 (36 CFR 219.56(d)).

Responsible Official

    The responsible official who will approve the record of decision 
for the Custer Gallatin National Forest revised land management plan is 
Mary Erickson, Forest Supervisor for the Custer Gallatin National 
Forest, 10 E Babcock (P.O. Box 130, Bozeman, MT 59771), 406-587-6735. 
The Responsible Offical for the identification of the species of 
conservation concern for the Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest is 
Leanne Marten, Northern Region Regional Forester, 26 Fort Missoula, 
Missoula, MT 59804.
    The Regional Forester is the reviewing officer for the revised land 
management since the Forest Supervisor is the deciding official (36 CFR 
219.56(e)(2)). Objection review of the list of species of conservation 
concern will be subject to a separate objection process. The Chief of 
the Forest Service is the reviewing officer for the list of species of 
conservation concern identification as the Regional Forester is the 
responsbile official (36 CFR 219.56(e)(2)).

Allen Rowley,
Associate Deputy Chief, National Forest System.
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