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Dated: March 17, 2006. recreation, soils, vegetation, and improve fish passage in streams and
Michael W. Yost, wildlife. Additional maps will be restore selected streams and meadows.
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. included to provide further information
Proposed Action
[FR Doc. E6–4622 Filed 3–28–06; 8:45 am] to the public.
BILLING CODE 3410–10–P DATES: Scoping is not required for The proposed action and alternatives
supplements to environmental impact will remain the same as described in the
statements (40 CFR 1502.9(c)4(4)). The FEIS. These alternatives include varied
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE draft supplemental environmental levels of fuel treatments, group selection
impact statement is expected to be timber harvest, and transportation
Foreign Agricultural Service issued in April 2006 and the final system improvement.
supplemental environmental impact
Trade Adjustment Assistance for Responsible Official
statement is expected in July 2006.
Farmers ADDRESSES: Plumas National Forest, 159 Jim Peña, Forest Supervisor, Plumas
AGENCY: Foreign Agricultural Service, Lawrence Street, P.O. Box 11500, National Forest, PO Box 11500, Quincy,
USDA. Quincy, CA 95971; Feather River Ranger CA 95971.
ACTION: Notice. District, 875 Mitchell Avenue, Oroville, Nature of Decision To Be Made
CA 95965.
The Administrator, Foreign FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Based on the supplement, the
Agricultural Service (FAS), denied a Susan Joyce, Project Leader, Feather responsible official will decide whether
petition for trade adjustment assistance River Ranger District, 875 Mitchell to implement the project based on an
(TAA) for fresh potatoes that was filed Avenue, Oroville, CA 95965; (530) 534– alternative in the FEIS or not implement
on March 6, 2006, by the Washington 6500. the project at this time.
State Potato Commission. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This Early Notice of Importance of Public
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Upon notice of intent to prepare a draft Participation in Subsequent
investigation, the Administrator environmental impact statement for this Environmental Review
determined that imports did not project appeared in the Federal Register
contribute importantly to a decline in on February 10, 2005. The Notice of A draft supplement environmental
producer prices. During the 2004/2005 Availability for the Draft Environmental impact statement will be prepared for
marketing year, imports declined by 5.1 Impact Statement appeared on June 24, comment. The comment period on the
percent. Therefore the Washington fresh 2005. A Final Environmental Impact draft supplemental environmental
potato petition did not meet the criteria Statement and Record of Decision were impact statement will be 45 days from
that imports contributed importantly in issued on September 15, 2005. The legal the date the Environmental Protection
a decline in producer prices, a condition notice of the Record of Decision Agency publishes the notice of
required for certifying a petition for appeared in the Feather River Bulletin availability in the Federal Register.
TAA. on September 28, 2005. The decision The Forest Service believes, at this
was appealed and later withdrawn by early state, it is important to give
the Responsible Official on December reviewers notice of several court rulings
Jean-Louis Pajot, Coordinator, Trade
20, 2005. related to public participation in the
Adjustment Assistance for Farmers,
environmental review process. First,
FAS, USDA, (202) 720–2916, e-mail: Purpose and Need for Action reviewers of draft supplement
The purpose and need remain the environmental impact statements must
Dated: March 17, 2006. same as was described in the FEIS. The structure their participation in the
Michael W. Yost, purpose of and need for the project has environmental review of the proposal so
Administrator, Foreign Agricultural Service. several elements: (1) Implement fuels that it is meaningful and alerts an
[FR Doc. E6–4521 Filed 3–28–06; 8:45 am] reduction by proposing defensible fuel agency to the reviewer’s position and
BILLING CODE 3410–10–P profile zone (DFPZ) treatments to contentions. Vermont Yankee Nuclear
provide for fire resiliency and improved Power Corp. v. NRDC, 435 U.S. 519, 553
fire fighter safety; (2) Implement group (1978). Also, environmental objections
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE selection provisions of the HFQLC Act that could be raised at the draft
providing for shifting existing supplemental environmental impact
Forest Service conditions towards desired conditions statement stage but that are not raised
of an uneven-aged (all-aged), multistory, until after completion the final
Plumas National Forest; Butte and fire-resilient forest and contributing supplemental environmental impact
Plumas Counties, California; Watdog toward community stability; (3) Provide statement may be waived or dismissed
Project for reduced impacts of the by the courts. City of Angoon v. Hodel,
AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA. transportation system on forest 803 F.2d 1016, 1022 (9th Cir. 1986) and
ACTION: Notice of intent to prepare a resources by implementing road Wisconsin Heritages, Inc. v. Harris, 490
supplement to the environmental relocation or improvements as part of F. Supp. 1334, (E.D. Wis. 1980). Because
impact statement. project access. The purpose and need of these court rulings, it is very
includes the following restoration important that those interested in this
SUMMARY: The Forest Service will opportunities: (1) Promote a more proposed action participate by the close
prepare a supplement to the final natural forest ecosystem with a higher of the 45-day comment period so that
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Environmental Impact Statement to abundance of hardwoods and create substantive comments and objections
document and clarify the analysis of openings around existing California are made available to the Forest Service
environmental effects, primarily in the black oaks to stimulate natural at a time when it can meaningfully
following resource areas: air quality, regeneration; and (2) Provide for healthy consider them and respond to them in
rare plants and noxious weeds, aquatic and riparian ecosystems by the final supplemental environmental
economics, fire and fuels, hydrology, implementing restoration projects to impact statement.

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To assist the Forest Service in historic character of the road. The 2004) that the agency intended to
identifying and considering issues and affected road segment has been closed prepare an EIS addressing the possible
concerns on the proposed action, since 1988 for safety reasons. Federal action of preparing a plan for
comments on the draft supplemental On December 6, 2005, the Forest the Gold Camp Road and inviting
environmental impact statement should Service withdrew the original ROD. comments on the scope of the EIS.
be as specific as possible. It is also During this initial appeal process, five Comments were received from April 12
helpful if comments refer to specific appeals were received. The Forest through August 17, 2004 and were
pages of the draft supplement. Service contacted each appellant and considered in the Draft Plan/EIS.
Comments may also address the notified them that a ROD #2 would be Notices of availability were published
adequacy of the draft supplemental issued and a new appeal process will be in the Federal Register for the Gold
environmental impact statement or the started. Camp Road Draft Plan/EIS by the Forest
merits of the alternatives formulated No changes were made to the Final Service (70 FR 2605, January 14, 2005)
and discussed in the statement. Plan/EIS, however, a Supplemental and the EPA (70 FR 4119, January 28,
Reviewers may wish to refer to the Information Report (SIR) is incorporated 2005). Comments were accepted on the
Council on Environmental Quality into the Final Plan/EIS. The SIR does Draft Plan/EIS through March 29, 2005.
Regulations for implementing the not introduce new information, rather Comments were considered and the
procedural provisions of the National provides a greater detailed Final Plan/EIS was prepared based on
Environmental Policy Act at 40 CFR understanding of contents within the agency and public input. The Final
1503.3 in addressing these points. Final Plan/EIS and the intended effects Plan/EIS contains a new preferred
Comments received, including the they have on the Modified Alternative alternative that incorporates elements of
names and addresses of those who E. three of the other action alternatives.
comment, will be considered part of the DATES: The appeal period for the A ROD #2 accompanies the Final
public record on this proposal and will decision will be 45 days from the date Plan/EIS and SIR. The ROD #2
be available for public inspection. of publication in the Pueblo Chieftain accompanying the Final Plan/EIS and
(Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7 and 1508.22; Newspaper on April 2, 2006. The appeal SIR are subject to appeal pursuant to 36
Forest Service Handbook 1909.15, Section period will be 45 consecutive calendar CFR part 215.
21) days and closing at midnight on May 17, Reviewers are obligated to structure
Dated: March 6, 2006. 2006. their participation in the National
Document Availability: The Final Environmental Policy Act process so
James M. Peña,
Plan/EIS, SIR and ROD #2 are available that it is meaningful and alerts the
Forest Supervisor.
on the Internet at agency to the reviewer’s position and
[FR Doc. 06–2988 Filed 3–28–06; 8:45 am] r2/psicc/projects/gold_camp/. Copies of contentions, [Vermont Yankee Nuclear
BILLING CODE 3410–11–M the Final Plan/EIS, SIR and ROD #2 may Power Corp. v. NRDS. 435 U.S. 519, 553,
be obtained by contacting the Pikes Peak (1978)]. Environmental objections that
Ranger District, 601 S. Weber St., could have been raised at the draft stage
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Colorado Springs, CO 80903. Phone may be waived if not raised until after
Forest Service number is 719–636–1602. completing the Final EIS [City of
Appeal Process: Must be postmarked, Angoon v. Hodel (9th Circuit 1986) and
Gold Camp Road Final Plan/ delivered or electronic mail received Wisconsin Heritages Inc. v. Harris 490
Environmental Impact Statement, before midnight on May 17, 2006. F. Suppl. 1334, 1338 (E.D. Wis. 1980)].
Supplemental Information Report and Notice of Appeal may be sent by U.S This notice is provided pursuant to
Record of Decision #2 Mail to: USDA-Forest Service, Rocky federal regulations implementing the
Mountain Region, Attn: Appeals National Environmental Policy Act (40
AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA. Deciding Officer, P.O. Box 25127, CFR 1506.6).
ACTION: Notice of availability and Lakewood, Colorado 80225. Notice of Dated: March 17, 2006.
decision. Appeal sent by other than U.S. Mail or
Robert J. Leaverton,
dropped off in person to: Attn: Appeals
SUMMARY: In accordance with the Forest Supervisor.
Deciding Officer, U.S.D.A. Forest
National Environmental Policy Act, the Service—Rocky Mountain Region, 740 [FR Doc. E6–4547 Filed 3–28–06; 8:45 am]
Pike National Forest of the Rocky Simms Street, Lakewood CO. 80401. BILLING CODE 3410–ES–P
Mountain Region of the Forest Service Electronic Appeals may be sent to:
announces availability of the Final Plan appeals-rocky-mountain-regional-
and Final Environmental Impact DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Statement (Final Plan/EIS),
Supplemental Information Report (SIR) FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rural Housing Service
and Record of Decision #2 (ROD #2) for Frank Landis, Supervisory Outdoor
the Gold Camp Road. The Forest Service Recreation Planner, Pikes Peak Ranger Notice of Availability of Funds; Multi-
is also announcing the agency’s decision District, at the address listed above or by Family Housing, Single Family
to restore and open a collapsed railroad telephone at 719–477–4203. Housing; Correction
tunnel and reopen a closed section of SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Final
AGENCY: Rural Housing Service, USDA.
Gold Camp Road to one-way traffic, Plan/EIS, SIR and ROD #2 are also
available for inspection at the following ACTION: Notice; correction.
with a third party partner to operate the
8.5-mile segment of road (Modified public libraries in Colorado: SUMMARY: The Rural Housing Service is
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Alternative E). The objective of the Penrose Public Library—20 N. Cascade correcting a notice published March 20,
management plan for the road is to best Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903 East 2006 [71 FR 14056–14070]. The action
accommodate public use and access to Library—5550 N. Union Blvd., Colorado is taken to correct the listing of the State
National Forest System lands and Springs, CO 80918 Office addresses on pages 14062 and
nearby private in-holdings while The Forest Service announced in the 14063. The list is attached at the end of
maintaining public safety and the Federal Register (69 FR 39401, June 30, the document.

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