Southwestern Region: Invasive Plant Control Project, Carson and Santa Fe National Forests, New Mexico
On December 15, 2000, the USDA Forest Service published a notice of intent (NOI) in the Federal Register (65 FR 78464) to prepare an environmental impact statement (EIS) for controlling invasive plants in the Carson and Santa Fe National Forests. The agency published a notice of availability (NOA) for the Draft EIS in the Federal Register (69 FR 42722) on July 16, 2004. A record of decision was signed on September 12, 2005 and an NOA was subsequently published in the Federal Register (70 FR 69967) on November 18, 2005. Members of the public appealed the decision before the Regional Forester of the Southwestern Region, who reviewed the decision in accordance with 36 CFR 215.7. The Regional Forester's decision, issued on February 23, 2006, reversed the Responsible Officials' decision on the project, with the following instructions: (1) Complete the analysis of effects on the Management Indicator Species population trend for ptarmigan. (2) Strengthen the disclosure of cumulative effects to wildlife species. (3) Address the concern about the use of picloram in municipal watersheds. On September 10, 2009, the USDA Forest Service published a corrected NOI in the Federal Register (74 FR 46562). The NOI listed the date of completion and distribution for the draft supplemental environmental impact statement (DSEIS) as being December 2009.
Virginia Resource Advisory Committee
The Virginia Resource Advisory Committee will meet in Roanoke, Virginia. The committee is authorized under the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (Pub. L. 110-343) (the Act) and operates in compliance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act. The purpose of the committee is to improve collaborative relationships and to provide advice and recommendations to the Forest Service concerning projects and funding consistent with Title II of the Act. The meeting is open to the public. The purpose of the meeting is to prioritize and recommend projects for funding.
Notice of Intent To Request Revision and Extension of a Currently Approved Information Collection
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, this notice announces the intention of the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to request revision and extension of a currently approved information collection, the Equine Survey. Revision to burden hours may be needed due to changes in the size of the target population, sampling design, and/or questionnaire length.