Notice of Application for Withdrawal and Segregation of Federal Lands; Cook, Lake, and Saint Louis Counties, Minnesota, 58299-58301 [2021-22958]

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[FR Doc. 2021–23012 Filed 10–20–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9111–97–P INTER-AMERICAN FOUNDATION 30-Day Notice for IAF Solicitation Related to Consultation With IAF Indigenous Grantees and Tribal Nations in the United States (PRA) Inter-American Foundation. Notice and request for comment. AGENCY: ACTION: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Inter-American Foundation (IAF), will submit to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a solicitation to conduct automated outreach to IAF Indigenous grantees and Tribal Nations in the United States. 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Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval. All comments will become a matter of public record. Aswathi Zachariah, General Counsel. [FR Doc. 2021–22945 Filed 10–20–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 7025–01–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLES960000.L14400000.ET0000.223; MNES–059784] Notice of Application for Withdrawal and Segregation of Federal Lands; Cook, Lake, and Saint Louis Counties, Minnesota Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of application. AGENCY: The United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service (USFS) has filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) requesting the Secretary of the Interior to withdraw, for a 20-year term, approximately 225,378 acres of National Forest System lands in the Rainy River Watershed on the Superior National Forest in northeastern Minnesota, from disposition under the United States mineral and geothermal leasing laws, subject to valid existing rights. This notice segregates the lands for up to two years from operation of the United States mineral and geothermal leasing laws, subject to valid existing rights; provides an opportunity for the public to submit written comments on the withdrawal application; and notifies the public that one or more public meetings will be held regarding the application. DATES: Comments regarding this withdrawal application must be received by January 19, 2022. A notice for public meeting(s) regarding the withdrawal application will be announced separately in the Federal Register, in at least one local newspaper, and on agency websites at least 30 days before meeting(s) are held during this 90-day comment period. ADDRESSES: Comments regarding this withdrawal proposal should be sent to SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1 jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 58300 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 201 / Thursday, October 21, 2021 / Notices F. David Radford, Deputy State Director of Geospatial Services, BLM Eastern States Office, RE: Superior National Forest Withdrawal Application, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Virginia 22041; or by email to BLM_ES_Lands@ blm.gov (please include Superior National Forest Withdrawal Application in the subject line). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: F. David Radford, BLM Eastern States Office, telephone: 703–558–7759, email: fradford@blm.gov during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service at 1–800–877–8339 to contact the above individual. The Service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. A map and other information related to the withdrawal application are available at the USFS Superior National Forest, 8901 Grand Avenue Place, Duluth, Minnesota 55808. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The USFS has filed an application with the BLM requesting the Secretary of the Interior to withdraw all federal lands and interests in lands (excluding lands with federally owned fractional mineral interests) situated within the exterior boundaries of the area depicted on the map submitted with the application, entitled Appendix B: Superior National Forest, dated September 20, 2021, from disposition under the United States mineral and geothermal leasing laws for a period of 20 years, subject to valid existing rights. The above-referenced map is available from BLM or USFS by sending a request to the physical address in the ADDRESSES and FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT sections above, as well as online via https:// www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/docs/ 2021-10/AppendixB_WithdrawalMap_ 20210916.pdf. The purpose of the proposed withdrawal is to advance a comprehensive approach to protect and preserve the fragile and vital social and natural resources, ecological integrity, and wilderness values in the Rainy River Watershed, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness Mining Protection Area (MPA) in northeastern Minnesota, which are threatened by potential future sulfide mining. Development of sulfidebearing mineral resources present in the withdrawal area could lead to permanently stored waste materials and other conditions upstream of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Oct 20, 2021 Jkt 256001 BWCAW and the MPA with the potential to generate and release effluent with elevated levels of acidity, metals, and other potential contaminants. Failure of required mitigation measures, containment facilities, or remediation efforts at mine sites and their related facilities could lead to irreversible degradation of this key water-based wilderness resource. The purpose of the proposed withdrawal is also to prevent the effects of climate change on precipitation regimes and protect the health, traditional cultural values, and subsistence-based lifestyle of the Tribes, which rely on resources in the region such as wild rice that are particularly susceptible to adverse impacts associated with mining. The lands will remain open to other forms of use and disposition as may be allowed by law on National Forest System lands, including the sale of mineral materials. All the National Forest System lands identified in the townships below and any lands acquired by the Federal government within the exterior boundaries shown on the above referenced map are included in the withdrawal application. This area excludes the BWCAW and the MPA, as depicted on the above referenced map. which are all interconnected through the unique hydrology in the region. The use of a right-of-way, interagency agreement, or cooperative agreement would not meet the purpose of this proposed withdrawal because such an action would not adequately constrain mineral and geothermal leasing to provide adequate protection throughout this pristine natural area. No alternative sites are feasible as the lands subject to the withdrawal application are the lands for which protection is sought from the impacts of potential future exploration and development under the United States mineral and geothermal leasing laws. No water will be needed to fulfill the purpose of the requested withdrawal. The USFS will serve as the lead agency for analyzing the impacts of the proposed withdrawal under the National Environmental Policy Act. The USFS will designate the BLM as a cooperating agency. The BLM will independently evaluate and review the draft and final analysis and any other documents needed for the Secretary of the Interior to make a decision on the proposed withdrawal. Records related to the withdrawal application may be examined by contacting the individual listed in the National Forest System Lands FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT Superior National Forest 4th Principal Meridian, Minnesota Tps. 61 and 62 N., Rs. 5 W. Tps. 60 to 62 N., Rs. 6 W. Tps. 59 and 61 N., Rs. 7 W. Tps. 59 to 61 N., Rs. 8 W., Tps. 58 to 61 N., Rs. 9 W. Tps. 57 to 62 N., Rs. 10 W. Tps. 57 to 63 N., Rs. 11 W.1Tp. 59 N., R. 12 W. Tps. 61 to 63 N., Rs. 12 W. Tps. 61 to 63 N., Rs. 13 W. The areas described contain approximately 225,378 acres of National Forest System lands in Cook, Lake, and Saint Louis Counties. Non-Federal lands within the area proposed for withdrawal total approximately 223,000 acres in Cook, Lake, and Saint Louis Counties. As nonFederal lands, these parcels would not be affected by the temporary segregation or proposed withdrawal, unless they are subsequently acquired by the Federal government. Congress designated the BWCAW and established the MPA to protect and preserve the ecological richness of the lakes, waterways, and forested wilderness along the Canadian border. The protection of the Rainy River Watershed would help the preservation of the BWCAW and MPA, as well as Canada’s Quetico Provincial Park, PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 section above. For a period until January 19, 2022, all persons who wish to submit comments, suggestions, or objections related to the withdrawal application may present their views in writing to the BLM Deputy State Director of Geospatial Services at the BLM Eastern States Office address or the email listed in the ADDRESSES section above. Comments, including the names and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review by appointment at the BLM Eastern States Office during regular business hours. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Notice is hereby given that a public meeting in connection with the application for withdrawal will be scheduled within the 90-day comment period. The BLM will publish a notice of the time and place in the Federal Register, at least one local newspaper, and on agency websites at least 30-days before the scheduled date of the E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 201 / Thursday, October 21, 2021 / Notices meeting. During this 90-day comment period, if determined to be needed, the BLM will hold additional meetings in other areas of the State. For a period until October 23, 2023, subject to valid existing rights, the National Forest System lands described in this notice will be temporarily segregated from operation of the United States mineral and geothermal leasing laws, unless the application is denied or canceled, or the withdrawal is approved prior to that date. All other activities currently consistent with the Superior National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan are not restricted by this segregation, including public recreation, mineral materials sales, and other activities compatible with preservation of the character of the area, subject to USFS discretionary approval. The application will be processed in accordance with the regulations set forth in 43 CFR part 2300. Mitchell Leverette, BLM Eastern States State Director. [FR Doc. 2021–22958 Filed 10–20–21; 11:15 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GJ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [LLNVS00000.L51010000.FX0000.21X; N– 89655; MO# 4500153967] Notice of Segregation of Public Land for the Copper Rays Solar Project, Nye County, Nevada Bureau of Land Management, Department of Interior. ACTION: Notice of segregation. AGENCY: Through this notice the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is segregating public lands included in the right-of-way application for the Copper Rays Solar Project, from appropriation under the public land laws, including the Mining Law, but not the Mineral Leasing or Material Sales Acts, for a period of 2 years from the date of publication of this notice, subject to valid existing rights. This segregation is to allow for the orderly administration of the public lands to facilitate consideration of development of renewable energy resources. The public lands segregated by this notice total 5,518.18 acres. DATES: This segregation for the lands identified in this notice is effective on October 21, 2021. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or to have your name added to the mailing list, send requests to: Beth Ransel, Southern jspears on DSK121TN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:35 Oct 20, 2021 Jkt 256001 Nevada District Energy & Infrastructure Team, at telephone (702) 515–5284; address 4701 North Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89130–2301; or email BLM_NV_SND_EnergyProjects@blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service (FRS) at 1–800– 877–8339 to contact the above individual during normal business hours. The FRS is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to leave a message or question with the above individual. You will receive a reply during normal business hours. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Regulations found at 43 CFR 2091.3– 1(e) and 2804.25(f) allow the BLM to temporarily segregate public lands within a right-of-way application area for solar energy development from the operation of the public land laws, including the Mining Law, by publication of a Federal Register notice. The BLM uses this temporary segregation authority to preserve its ability to approve, approve with modifications, or deny proposed rightsof-way, and to facilitate the orderly administration of the public lands. This temporary segregation is subject to valid existing rights, including existing mining claims located before this segregation notice. Licenses, permits, cooperative agreements, or discretionary land use authorizations of a temporary nature which would not impact lands identified in this notice may be allowed with the approval of an authorized officer of the BLM during the segregation period. The lands segregated under this notice are legally described as follows: Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada T. 20 S., R. 54 E., Sec. 35, S1⁄2SW1⁄4SW1⁄4. T. 21 S., R. 54 E., Sec. 1, SW1⁄4NW1⁄4 and W1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 2, lot 8; Sec. 12, W1⁄2NW1⁄4 and W1⁄2SW1⁄4; Sec. 13, W1⁄2NW1⁄4, S1⁄2SW1⁄4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4SW1⁄4, S1⁄2NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, S1⁄2SE1⁄4, NW1⁄4NW1⁄4SW1⁄4, S1⁄2NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, and S1⁄2NE1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 14, S1⁄2NE1⁄4SE1⁄4, SE1⁄4SE1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4SE1⁄4, and SE1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4; Sec. 23, E1⁄2; Sec. 24; Sec. 25; Sec. 26, E1⁄2NW1⁄4NE1⁄4, E1⁄2NE1⁄4, SW1⁄4NE1⁄4, and S1⁄2; Sec. 35; Sec. 36. T. 22 S., R. 54 E., Sec. 1; Sec. 2. T. 21 S., R. 55 E., Sec. 18, lot 3. PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 58301 The area described contains 5,518.18 acres, according to the official plats of the surveys of the lands on file with the BLM. As provided in the regulations, the segregation of lands in this notice will not exceed 2 years from the date of publication unless extended for an additional 2 years through publication of a new notice in the Federal Register. The segregation period will terminate and the land will automatically reopen to appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws, at the earliest of the following dates: Upon issuance of a decision by the authorized officer granting, granting with modifications, or denying the application for a right-of-way; without further administrative action at the end of the segregation provided for in the Federal Register notice initiating the segregation; or upon publication of a Federal Register notice terminating the segregation. Upon termination of the segregation of these lands, all lands subject to this segregation would automatically reopen to appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws. (Authority: 43 CFR 2091.3–1(e) and 43 CFR 2804.25(f)) Nicholas Pay, Field Manager—Pahrump Field Office. [FR Doc. 2021–22886 Filed 10–20–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 701–TA–462 and 731– TA–1156–1158 (Second Review) and 731– TA–1043–1045 (Third Review)] Polyethylene Retail Carrier Bags From China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam Determinations On the basis of the record 1 developed in the subject five-year reviews, the United States International Trade Commission (‘‘Commission’’) determines, pursuant to the Tariff Act of 1930 (‘‘the Act’’), that revocation of the antidumping duty orders on polyethylene retail carrier bags from China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam and the countervailing duty order on polyethylene retail carrier bags from Vietnam would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury to an industry in the United 1 The record is defined in § 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)). E:\FR\FM\21OCN1.SGM 21OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[LLES960000.L14400000.ET0000.223; MNES-059784]


Notice of Application for Withdrawal and Segregation of Federal 
Lands; Cook, Lake, and Saint Louis Counties, Minnesota

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of application.

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SUMMARY: The United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service 
(USFS) has filed an application with the Bureau of Land Management 
(BLM) requesting the Secretary of the Interior to withdraw, for a 20-
year term, approximately 225,378 acres of National Forest System lands 
in the Rainy River Watershed on the Superior National Forest in 
northeastern Minnesota, from disposition under the United States 
mineral and geothermal leasing laws, subject to valid existing rights. 
This notice segregates the lands for up to two years from operation of 
the United States mineral and geothermal leasing laws, subject to valid 
existing rights; provides an opportunity for the public to submit 
written comments on the withdrawal application; and notifies the public 
that one or more public meetings will be held regarding the 
application.

DATES: Comments regarding this withdrawal application must be received 
by January 19, 2022. A notice for public meeting(s) regarding the 
withdrawal application will be announced separately in the Federal 
Register, in at least one local newspaper, and on agency websites at 
least 30 days before meeting(s) are held during this 90-day comment 
period.

ADDRESSES: Comments regarding this withdrawal proposal should be sent 
to

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F. David Radford, Deputy State Director of Geospatial Services, BLM 
Eastern States Office, RE: Superior National Forest Withdrawal 
Application, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, Virginia 22041; or by 
email to [email protected] (please include Superior National Forest 
Withdrawal Application in the subject line).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: F. David Radford, BLM Eastern States 
Office, telephone: 703-558-7759, email: [email protected] during regular 
business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except 
holidays. Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf 
(TDD) may call the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 to contact 
the above individual. The Service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a 
week, to leave a message or question. You will receive a reply during 
normal business hours.
    A map and other information related to the withdrawal application 
are available at the USFS Superior National Forest, 8901 Grand Avenue 
Place, Duluth, Minnesota 55808.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The USFS has filed an application with the 
BLM requesting the Secretary of the Interior to withdraw all federal 
lands and interests in lands (excluding lands with federally owned 
fractional mineral interests) situated within the exterior boundaries 
of the area depicted on the map submitted with the application, 
entitled Appendix B: Superior National Forest, dated September 20, 
2021, from disposition under the United States mineral and geothermal 
leasing laws for a period of 20 years, subject to valid existing 
rights. The above-referenced map is available from BLM or USFS by 
sending a request to the physical address in the ADDRESSES and FOR 
FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT sections above, as well as online via 
https://www.blm.gov/sites/blm.gov/files/docs/2021-10/AppendixB_WithdrawalMap_20210916.pdf. The purpose of the proposed 
withdrawal is to advance a comprehensive approach to protect and 
preserve the fragile and vital social and natural resources, ecological 
integrity, and wilderness values in the Rainy River Watershed, the 
Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) and the Boundary Waters 
Canoe Area Wilderness Mining Protection Area (MPA) in northeastern 
Minnesota, which are threatened by potential future sulfide mining. 
Development of sulfide-bearing mineral resources present in the 
withdrawal area could lead to permanently stored waste materials and 
other conditions upstream of the BWCAW and the MPA with the potential 
to generate and release effluent with elevated levels of acidity, 
metals, and other potential contaminants. Failure of required 
mitigation measures, containment facilities, or remediation efforts at 
mine sites and their related facilities could lead to irreversible 
degradation of this key water-based wilderness resource. The purpose of 
the proposed withdrawal is also to prevent the effects of climate 
change on precipitation regimes and protect the health, traditional 
cultural values, and subsistence-based lifestyle of the Tribes, which 
rely on resources in the region such as wild rice that are particularly 
susceptible to adverse impacts associated with mining. The lands will 
remain open to other forms of use and disposition as may be allowed by 
law on National Forest System lands, including the sale of mineral 
materials.
    All the National Forest System lands identified in the townships 
below and any lands acquired by the Federal government within the 
exterior boundaries shown on the above referenced map are included in 
the withdrawal application. This area excludes the BWCAW and the MPA, 
as depicted on the above referenced map.

National Forest System Lands

Superior National Forest

4th Principal Meridian, Minnesota

Tps. 61 and 62 N., Rs. 5 W.
Tps. 60 to 62 N., Rs. 6 W.
Tps. 59 and 61 N., Rs. 7 W.
Tps. 59 to 61 N., Rs. 8 W.,
Tps. 58 to 61 N., Rs. 9 W.
Tps. 57 to 62 N., Rs. 10 W.
Tps. 57 to 63 N., Rs. 11 W.1Tp. 59 N., R. 12 W.
Tps. 61 to 63 N., Rs. 12 W.
Tps. 61 to 63 N., Rs. 13 W.

    The areas described contain approximately 225,378 acres of National 
Forest System lands in Cook, Lake, and Saint Louis Counties.
    Non-Federal lands within the area proposed for withdrawal total 
approximately 223,000 acres in Cook, Lake, and Saint Louis Counties. As 
non-Federal lands, these parcels would not be affected by the temporary 
segregation or proposed withdrawal, unless they are subsequently 
acquired by the Federal government.
    Congress designated the BWCAW and established the MPA to protect 
and preserve the ecological richness of the lakes, waterways, and 
forested wilderness along the Canadian border. The protection of the 
Rainy River Watershed would help the preservation of the BWCAW and MPA, 
as well as Canada's Quetico Provincial Park, which are all 
interconnected through the unique hydrology in the region.
    The use of a right-of-way, interagency agreement, or cooperative 
agreement would not meet the purpose of this proposed withdrawal 
because such an action would not adequately constrain mineral and 
geothermal leasing to provide adequate protection throughout this 
pristine natural area.
    No alternative sites are feasible as the lands subject to the 
withdrawal application are the lands for which protection is sought 
from the impacts of potential future exploration and development under 
the United States mineral and geothermal leasing laws. No water will be 
needed to fulfill the purpose of the requested withdrawal.
    The USFS will serve as the lead agency for analyzing the impacts of 
the proposed withdrawal under the National Environmental Policy Act. 
The USFS will designate the BLM as a cooperating agency. The BLM will 
independently evaluate and review the draft and final analysis and any 
other documents needed for the Secretary of the Interior to make a 
decision on the proposed withdrawal.
    Records related to the withdrawal application may be examined by 
contacting the individual listed in the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT 
section above.
    For a period until January 19, 2022, all persons who wish to submit 
comments, suggestions, or objections related to the withdrawal 
application may present their views in writing to the BLM Deputy State 
Director of Geospatial Services at the BLM Eastern States Office 
address or the email listed in the ADDRESSES section above. Comments, 
including the names and street addresses of respondents, will be 
available for public review by appointment at the BLM Eastern States 
Office during regular business hours.
    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be 
aware that your entire comment--including your personal identifying 
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While you can 
ask us to withhold your personal identifying information from public 
review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
    Notice is hereby given that a public meeting in connection with the 
application for withdrawal will be scheduled within the 90-day comment 
period. The BLM will publish a notice of the time and place in the 
Federal Register, at least one local newspaper, and on agency websites 
at least 30-days before the scheduled date of the

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meeting. During this 90-day comment period, if determined to be needed, 
the BLM will hold additional meetings in other areas of the State.
    For a period until October 23, 2023, subject to valid existing 
rights, the National Forest System lands described in this notice will 
be temporarily segregated from operation of the United States mineral 
and geothermal leasing laws, unless the application is denied or 
canceled, or the withdrawal is approved prior to that date. All other 
activities currently consistent with the Superior National Forest Land 
and Resource Management Plan are not restricted by this segregation, 
including public recreation, mineral materials sales, and other 
activities compatible with preservation of the character of the area, 
subject to USFS discretionary approval.
    The application will be processed in accordance with the 
regulations set forth in 43 CFR part 2300.

Mitchell Leverette,
BLM Eastern States State Director.
[FR Doc. 2021-22958 Filed 10-20-21; 11:15 am]
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