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for accessing You may Background ensure that the public and in particular
also request paper copies of the The Federal Meat Inspection Act (21 minorities, women, and persons with
evaluation by calling or writing to the U.S.C. 601 et seq.) and the Poultry disabilities, are aware of this notice,
person listed under FOR FURTHER Products Inspection Act (21 U.S.C. 451 FSIS will announce it on-line through
INFORMATION CONTACT. Please refer to the et seq.) provide that the statutory the FSIS Web page located at http://
title of the evaluation when requesting provisions requiring inspection of the
copies. slaughter of livestock or poultry, and the 2006_Notices_Index/.
The evaluation is also available for FSIS also will make copies of this
preparation or processing of meat and
review in our reading room (information Federal Register publication available
meat food and poultry products, do not
on the location and hours of the reading through the FSIS Constituent Update,
apply to the types of operations
room is provided under the heading which is used to provide information
traditionally and usually conducted at
ADDRESSES at the beginning of this regarding FSIS policies, procedures,
retail stores and restaurants, when those
notice). regulations, Federal Register notices,
operations are conducted at any retail
FSIS public meetings, recalls, and other
Authority: 7 U.S.C. 7701–7772 and 7781– store or restaurant or similar retail-type
7786; 7 CFR 2.22, 2.80, and 371.3. types of information that could affect or
establishment for sale in normal retail
would be of interest to our constituents
Done in Washington, DC, this 3rd day of quantities (21 U.S.C. 454(c)(2)and 661
and stakeholders. The update is
April 2006. (c)(2)). In Title 9 of the Code of Federal
communicated via Listserv, a free e-mail
W. Ron DeHaven, Regulations §§ 303.1(d) and 381.10(d),
subscription service consisting of
Administrator, Animal and Plant Health FSIS regulations address the conditions
industry, trade, and farm groups,
Inspection Service. under which requirements for
consumer interest groups, allied health
[FR Doc. E6–5015 Filed 4–5–06; 8:45 am] inspection do not apply to retail
professionals, scientific professionals,
operations involving the preparation or
BILLING CODE 3410–34–P and other individuals who have
processing of meat or poultry products.
Under these regulations, sales to requested to be included. The update
hotels, restaurants, and similar also is available on the FSIS Web page.
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Through Listserv and the web page,
institutions disqualify a store for
Food Safety and Inspection Service exemption if they exceed either of two FSIS is able to provide information to a
maximum limits: 25 percent of the much broader and more diverse
[Docket No. FSIS–2006–0006] dollar value of total product sales or the audience.
In addition, FSIS offers an email
calendar year dollar limitation set by the
Exemption for Retail Store Operations subscription service which provides an
Administrator. The dollar limitation is
automatic and customized notification
AGENCY: Food Safety and Inspection adjusted automatically during the first
when popular pages are updated,
Service, USDA. quarter of the year if the Consumer Price
including Federal Register publications
Index (CPI), published by the Bureau of
ACTION: Notice of adjusted dollar and related documents. This service is
Labor Statistics, indicates an increase or
limitations. available at
decrease of more than $500 in the price
SUMMARY: The Food Safety and of the same volume of product for the
and allows FSIS customers to sign up
Inspection Service (FSIS) is announcing previous year. FSIS publishes a notice
for subscription options across eight
new dollar limitations on the amount of of the adjusted dollar limitations in the
categories. Options range from recalls to
meat and meat food products and Federal Register. (See paragraphs
export information to regulations,
poultry products that a retail store can (d)(2)(iii)(b) of both §§ 303.1 and
directives and notices. Customers can
sell to hotels, restaurants, and similar 381.10.)
add or delete subscriptions themselves
institutions without disqualifying itself The CPI for 2005 reveals an average
and have the option to password protect
for exemption from Federal inspection annual price increase for meat and meat
their account.
requirements. By reason of FSIS’ food products of 1.1 percent and an
annual average price decrease for Done at Washington, DC, on: April 3, 2006.
regulations, for calendar year 2006 the
dollar limitation for meat and meat food poultry products of 1.3 percent. When Barbara J. Masters,
products has been increased from rounded off to the nearest $100.00, the Administrator.
$54,500 to $55,100 and for poultry price increase for meat and meat food [FR Doc. E6–5011 Filed 4–5–06; 8:45 am]
products has been reduced from $45,800 products is $600 and the price decrease BILLING CODE 3410–DM–P
to $45,200. FSIS is changing the dollar for poultry products is $600. Because
limitations from calendar year 2005 the price of meat and meat food
based on price changes for these products and the price of poultry DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
products evidenced by the Consumer products have changed by more than
$500, in accordance with §§ 303.1 Forest Service
Price Index.
(d)(2)(iii)(b) and 381.10 (d)(2)(iii)(b) of
DATES: Effective Date: This notice is Umatilla National Forest Invasive
the regulations, FSIS is increasing the
effective April 6, 2006. Plants Treatment, Umatilla National
dollar limitation on sales to hotels,
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: John restaurants, and similar institutions to Forest, Oregon and Washington
O’Connell, Regulations and Petitions $55,100 for meat and meat food AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.
Policy Staff, Office of Policy, Program, products and decreasing the dollar
and Employee Development, FSIS, U.S. ACTION:Notice of intent to prepare an
limitation to $45,200 for poultry environmental impact statement.
Department of Agriculture, Room 112, products for calendar year 2006.
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Cotton Annex Building, 300 12th Street, SUMMARY: The Umatilla National Forest
SW., Washington, DC 20250–3700; Additional Public Notification proposes to treat approximately 25,000
telephone (202) 720–0345, fax (202) Public awareness of all segments of acres of invasive plants located across
690–0486. rulemaking and policy development is the 1.4 million acre National Forest. It
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: important. Consequently, in an effort to is anticipated that approximately 4,000

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acres of both existing and newly existing mapped sites include: 1995 Umatilla National Forest
discovered sites would be treated in any Biological or physical methods used on Environmental Assessment for the
year. The proposed treatment methods approximately 3,920 acres; Management of Noxious Weeds and
includes: Manual pulling or use of hand approximately 17,300 acres of uplands herbicides were used only on a limited
tools, use of mechanical hand tools, would utilize chemical, physical, or basis. Monitoring has indicated that this
herbicide, cultural methods such as biological methods; approximately approach is not successful. In 2005 the
grazing or mulching, and biological 3,400 acres of riparian areas would be Forest Service’s Pacific Northwest
controls. The method used would treated with chemical, physical, or Region completed and implemented the
depend on resource protection concerns biological methods, and physical Pacific Northwest Region Invasive plant
for a given site. methods on 50 acres. Any use of Program FEIS providing new direction
DATES: Comments concerning the scope chemicals would be done in accordance and updating the hercides that would be
of the analysis must be received by May with USDA Forest Service policies, permitted for use in the Region. The
17, 2006. The draft environmental regulations and Forest Plan Standards as new hercides offer many advantages
impact statement is expected in March well as product label requirements. over the more limited set allowed
2007 and the final environmental Chemicals approved for use, within or previously, including greater selectivity,
impact statement is expected in outside riparian areas, are listed in the less harm to desired vegetation, reduced
September 2007. Pacific Northwest Region Invasive Plant application rates, and lower toxicity to
ADDRESSES: Send written comments Program Preventing and Managing animals and people. The proposed
about this project to Kevin D. Martin, Invasive Plants FEIS (Regional Invasive treatments will be guided by this FEIS.
Forest Supervisor, Umatilla National Plant EIS), April 2005 and ROD. The most useful comments to
Forest, 2517 SW. Hailey Avenue, Monitoring of treated sites would developing or refining the proposed
Pendleton, OR 97801. Electronic determine what follow-up treatments action would be site specific concerns
comments can be mailed to: comments- would be needed. Ground based or and those that can help us develop aerial application methods would be treatments that would be responsive to
used based on accessibility, topography, our goal to control, contain, or eradicate
and the size of treatment area and may invasive plants as well as being cost
Westlund, Project Leader, Walla Walla
include spot spraying, wicking, stem effective. Prevention measures have
Ranger District, 1415 West Rose Street, already been built into the Regional
Walla Walla, WA 99362. Phone: 509– injection, hand broadcast and boom
broadcast. Aerial application is Invasive Plant FEIS and will be
522–6009 or e-mail: implemented with all actions occurring proposed on approximately 1,420 acres
covering 20 sites ranging in size from 1 on the Forest. The purpose of this
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: proposed action is to begin treatments
to 418 acres. When needed to facilitate
Purpose and Need for Action recovery, native seed would be used to on known invasive plant sites and
recover the site and increase provide a mechanism to respond rapidly
The purpose of this action is to when new infestations are discovered.
provide a rapid and more competition. Physical methods include
comprehensive, up to date approach for manual control, hand mechanical and Early Notice of Importance of Public
the control and eradication of invasive cultural methods. Biological weed Participation in Subsequent
plants that occur on the National Forest. control activities typically include the Environmental Review
The purpose of controlling or release of parasitic and ‘‘host specific’’ A draft environmental impact
eradicating weed infestations is to insects. Presently, insects are the statement will be prepared for comment.
maintain or improve the diversity, primary biological control agent in use. The comment period on the draft
function, and sustainability of desired Responsible Official environmental impact statement will be
native plant communities and other The Forest Supervisor, Kevin Martin, 45 days from the date of Environmental
natural resources that can be adversely will be the responsible official for Protection Agency publishes the notice
impacted by invasive plant species. making the decision and providing of availability in the Federal Register.
Specifically, there is an underlying need The Forest Service believes, at this
direction for the analysis. He can be
on the Forest to: (1) Implement early stage, it is important to give
contacted at the address listed above.
treatment actions to contain and reduce reviewers notice of several court rulings
the extent of invasive plants at existing Nature of Decision To Be Made related to public participation in the
inventoried sites, and (2) rapidly The responsible official will decide environmental review process. First,
respond to new or expanded invasive what type of methods and how they will reviewers of draft environmental impact
plant sites as they may occur in the be used to control invasive plants on the statements must structure their
future. Umatilla National Forest. participation in the environmental
review of the proposal so that it is
Proposed Action Scoping Process meaningful and alerts an agency to the
A detailed project description can be The public is asked to provide the reviewer’s position and contentions.
found on the Umatilla National Forest responsible official with written Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corp. v.
Web page in the NEPA reading room; comments describing their concerns NRDC, 435 U.S. 519, 553 (1978). Also, about this project. At this time, no environmental objections that could be
readroom. Various types of treatments public meetings are being planned. raised at the draft environmental impact
would be used to contain, control, or statement stage but that are not raised
eradicate invasive plants including the Comment Requested until after completion of the final
use of herbicides, physical, and This notice of intent initiates the environmental impact statement may be
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biological methods. Treatments are scoping process which guides the waived or dismissed by the courts. City
proposed for existing or new development of the environmental of Angoon v. Hodel, 803 F.2d 1016,
infestations including new plant species impact statement. When reviewing the 1022 (9th Cir. 1986) and Wisconsin
that currently are not found on the proposed action, bear in mind that the Heritages, Inc. v. Harris, 490 F. Supp.
Forest. Potential treatments based on Forest has been operating under the 1334, 1338 (E.D. Wis. 1980). Because of

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these court rulings, it is very important Forests. All Eastern Washington SUMMARY: The Wenatchee-Okanogan
that those interested in this proposed Cascades and Yakima Province Resource Advisory Committee will meet
action participate by the close of the 45 Advisory Committee meetings are open on Tuesday, May 2, 2006, Tuesday, May
day comment period so that substantive to the public. 9, 2006, and Wednesday, May 17, 2006
comments and objections are made FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: at the Okanogan and Wenatchee
available to the Forest Service at a time Direct questions regarding this meeting National Forest Headquarters Office,
when it can meaningful consider them to Paul Hart, Designated Federal 215 Melody Lane, Wenatchee, WA.
and respond to them in the final Official, USDA, Wenatchee National These meetings will begin at 9 a.m. and
environmental impact statement. Forest, 215 Melody Lane, Wenatchee, continue until 3 p.m. On May 2, 2006,
To assist the Forest Service in Washington 98801, 509–664–9200. committee members will review
identifying an considering issues and Dated: March 6, 2006. Okanogan County projects, on May 9,
concerns on the proposed action, 2006 committee members will review
Paul Hart,
comments on the draft environmental Chelan County projects, and on May 17,
Designated Federal Official, Okanogan and
impact statement should be as specific 2006 committee members will review
Wenatchee National Forests.
as possible. It is also helpful if Kittitas and Yakima Counties projects
[FR Doc. 06–3302 Filed 4–5–06; 8:45 am]
comments refer to specific pages or proposed for Resource Advisory
chapters of the draft statement. Committee consideration under Title II
Comments may also address the of the Secure Rural Schools and
adequacy of the draft environmental DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Community Self-Determination Act of
impact statement or the merits of the 2000. All Wenatchee-Okanogan
alternatives formulated and discussed in Forest Service Resource Advisory Committee meetings
the statement. Reviewers may wish to are open to the public. Interested
refer to the Council on Environmental Eastern Washington Cascades citizens are welcome to attend.
Quality Regulations for implementing Provincial Advisory Committee and the FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
the procedural provisions of the Yakima Provincial Advisory Committee Direct questions regarding this meeting
National Environmental Policy Act at 40 to Paul Hart, Designated Federal
AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.
CFR 1503.3 in addressing these points. Official, USDA, Wenatchee National
Comments received, including the ACTION: Notice of meeting.
Forest, 215 Melody Lane, Wenatchee,
names and addresses of those who SUMMARY: The Eastern Washington Washington 98801, (509) 664–9200.
comment, will be considered part of the Cascades Provincial Advisory
public record on this proposal and will Dated: March 31, 2006.
Committee and the Yakima Provincial Paul Hart,
be available for public inspection. Advisory Committee will meet on
Designated Federal Official, Okanogan and
(Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7 and 1508.22; Thursday, April 20, 2006 at the Wenatchee National Forests.
Forest Service Handbook 1909.15, Section Sunnyslope Fire Station Rural County
21) [FR Doc. 06–3304 Filed 4–5–06; 8:45 am]
Fire District #1 office, 206 Easy Street,
Dated: March 30, 2006. Wenatchee, WA. The meeting will begin
Kevin D. Martin, at 9 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m.
Forest Supervisor. During this meeting we will continue
[FR Doc. 06–3281 Filed 4–5–06; 8:45 am] the collaboration process on forest plan
issues relating to the preparation of a Natural Resources Conservation
revised forest plan for the Okanogan and Service
Wenatchee National Forests. All Eastern
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Washington Cascades and Yakima Notice of Request for Nominations for
Province Advisory Committee meetings the Agricultural Air Quality Task Force
Forest Service are open to the public.
AGENCY: Natural Resources
Eastern Washington Cascades Direct questions regarding this meeting Conservation Service, Agriculture.
Provincial Advisory Committee and the to Paul Hart, Designated Federal ACTION: Notice of Request for
Yakima Provincial Advisory Committee Official, USDA, Wenatchee National Nominations.
AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA. Forest, 215 Melody Lane, Wenatchee,
SUMMARY: The Secretary of Agriculture
ACTION: Notice of meeting. Washington 98801, 509–664–9200.
intends to renew the Agricultural Air
Dated: March 6, 2006. Quality Task Force and requests
SUMMARY: The Eastern Washington Paul Hart, nominations for qualified persons to
Cascades Provincial Advisory Designated Federal Official, Okanogan and serve as members.
Committee and the Yakima Provincial Wenatchee National Forests.
Advisory Committee will meet on DATES: Nominations must be received in
[FR Doc. 06–3303 Filed 4–5–06; 8:45 am] writing (see SUPPLEMENTARY
Wednesday, May 3, 2006 and Tuesday,
May 23, 2006 at the Okanogan and
BILLING CODE 3410–11–M INFORMATION section) by May 19, 2006.
Wenatchee National Forests ADDRESSES: Send written nominations
Headquarters office, 215 Melody Lane, to: Chief, USDA/Natural Resources
Wenatchee, WA. These meetings will Conservation Service, Post Office Box
begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 3 p.m. Forest Service 2890, Washington DC 20013–2890.
During these meting Provincial FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr.
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Advisory Committee members will Okanogan and Wenatchee National Diane Gelburd, Designated Federal
continue the collaboration process on Forests Resource Advisory Committee Official, USDA/Natural Resources
forest plan issues relating to the AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA. Conservation Service, telephone: (202)
preparation of a revised forest plan for 720–2587, fax: (202) 720–2646, e-mail:
ACTION: Notice of meeting.
the Okanogan and Wenatchee National

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