Plant Variety Protection Office, Fee Increase
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) proposes to increase Plant Variety Protection (PVP) Office application, search, and certificate issuance fees by 20 percent. The last general fee increase in February 2003 is no longer adequate to cover current program obligations for administrative and information technology needs. The PVP Act of 1970 requires that reasonable fees be collected from applicants seeking certificates of protection in order to maintain the program. Also, a technical amendment would allow applicants to send voucher seed samples directly to the public repository.
Confirmation of Stock Ownership Records
The Rural Telephone Bank (Bank) has sent letters to all of its stockholders of record, asking them to confirm their stockholdings. This notice is being published to notify any persons who believe that they own shares of stock in the Bank but have not received a stock confirmation letter that they should contact the Bank immediately.
Notice of Lincoln County Resource Advisory Committee Meeting
Pursuant to the authorities in the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 92-463) and under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-393) the Kootenai National Forest's Lincoln County Resource Advisory Committee will meet on Wednesday August 3, 2005, at 6 p.m. at the Turner Mountain Ski Lodge 22 miles from Libby, Montana for a business meeting. The meeting is open to the public.
Gold Camp Road Final Plan/Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision
In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act, the Pike National Forest of the Rocky Mountain Region of the Forest Service announces availability of the Final Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement (Final Plan/EIS) and Record of Decision (ROD) for the Gold Camp Road. The Forest Service is also announcing the agency's decision to restore and reopen a collapsed railroad tunnel and reopen a closed section of Gold Camp Road to one-way traffic, with a third party partner to operate the segment of road (Modified Alternative E). The objective of the management plan for the road is to best accommodate public use and access to National Forest System lands and nearby private in-holdings while maintaining public safety and the historic character of the road. The affected road segment has been closed since 1988 for safety reasons.
Phytosanitary Treatments; Location of Treatment Schedules and Other Requirements; Correction
We are correcting errors in the amendatory instructions in our final rule that removed the Plant Protection and Quarantine Treatment Manual from the list of materials incorporated by reference and added treatment schedules and related requirements from that document to our phytosanitary treatments regulations. The final rule was effective and published in the Federal Register on June 7, 2005 (70 FR 33263-33326, Docket No. 02-019-1).
Green Mountain National Forest; Vermont; Deerfield Wind Project
The Forest Service has accepted an application for a special use authorization from Deerfield Wind, LLC for the installation and operation of 20 to 30 wind turbines on National Forest System (NFS) lands managed by Green Mountain National Forest (GMNF). The project would utilize approximately 80 acres of National Forest land within the Manchester District.