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Federal Register / Vol. 73, No.

4 / Monday, January 7, 2008 / Notices 1201

on meeting topics may be filed with the standards and guidelines for land less than 25 percent. On the skyline and
Committee before or after the meeting management activities in the Plumas helicopter areas, trees greater than 16
by sending them to the person listed National Forest Land and Resource inches dbh would be harvested. Limbs
under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION Management Plan (1988), as amended and tops in the skyline and helicopter
CONTACT. Written statements may also by the Herger-Feinstein Quincy Library areas would be lopped and scattered to
be filed at the meeting. Please refer to Group (HFQLG) Final Supplemental a depth less than 18 inches in height.
Docket No. APHIS–2007–0155 when Environmental Impact Statement Skyline yarding would require one end
submitting your statements. (FSEIS) and Record of Decision (ROD) suspension, with full suspension over
This notice of meeting is given (1999, 2003), and as amended by the intermittent or perennial streams. Fire-
pursuant to section 10 of the Federal Sierra Nevada Forest Plan Amendment killed conifers would be harvested from
Advisory Committee Act. FSEIS and ROD (2004). Riparian Habitat Conservation Areas.
Done in Washington, DC, this 31st day of The proposed project is located in Equipment restriction zone widths
December 2007. Plumas County, California, within the within Riparian Habitat Conservation
Kevin Shea, Mt. Hough Ranger District of the Plumas Areas would be established based on the
Acting Administrator, Animal and Plant National Forest. It is located in all or stream type and steepness of the slope
Health Inspection Service. portions of Sections 13, 23–27, 34–35, adjacent to the streams. Snags would be
[FR Doc. E8–13 Filed 1–4–08; 8:45 am] T28N, R10E; all or portions of Sections retained in snag retention areas, that are
13–14, 17–19, 23–24, 29–34, T28N, approximately ten acres in size, on
R11E; all or portions of Sections 19–20, approximately ten percent of the project
29–32, T28N, R12E; all or portions of area. Salvage harvest would not occur
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Sections 1–2, 13–14, 23–25, T27N, within the snag retention areas except
R10E; all or portions of Section 2–11, for operability (safety) reasons.
Forest Service 13–15, 17, 19–22, 25, 35–36, T27N, Approximately 25 miles of temporary
R11E; and all or portions of Sections 5, roads would be constructed.
Plumas National Forest; California; 8, 17–20, 29–32, T27N, R12E. Approximately 20 acres (nine landings)
Moonlight Fire Recovery and of helicopter landings would be
Restoration Project Purpose and Need for Action
constructed. Excess fuels on landings
The purpose of the project would be
AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA. would be piled, a fireline constructed
to contribute to the stability and
ACTION:Notice of intent to prepare an around the piles, and the piles burned.
economic health of rural communities.
environmental impact statement. Following completion of the project, the
The project would provide for local
temporary roads and landings would be
SUMMARY: The USDA, Forest Service, economic benefit by creating jobs from
subsoiled, reforested, and closed.
Plumas National Forest will prepare an the sale of dead merchantable trees, as
Approximately 14,000 acres would be
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) well as contribute to local and regional
reforested with conifer seedlings in
on a proposal to harvest fire-killed trees areas with net revenues and receipts.
widely spaced clusters to emulate a
on approximately 14,000 acres in the The wood quality, volume, and value of
naturally established forest. The areas
Moonlight Fire area. The Moonlight Fire dead trees deteriorate rapidly. The value
would be reforested with a mixture of
burned about 65,000 acres in September of trees would cover the cost of their
native species.
2007 on the Plumas National Forest. removal and possibly other activities
associated with the project. The Moonlight Fire impacted twenty
DATES: The draft environmental impact California spotted owl Protected
As a result of the Moonlight Fire,
statement is expected in June 2008 and Activity Centers (PACs). According to
thousands of acres burned with high
the final environmental impact the Sierra Nevada Forest Plan
vegetation burn severity resulting in
statement is expected in September Amendment FSEIS and ROD (2004),
2008. deforested condition. As a result, shrub
species will dominate these areas for page 37, after a stand-replacing event,
ADDRESSES: Send written comments to decades and experience a delay in the habitat conditions are evaluated
Rich Bednarski, Interdisciplinary Team returning to a forested condition. The within a 1.5 mile radius around the
Leader, Mt. Hough Ranger District, early establishment of conifers through activity center to identify opportunities
39696 Highway 70, Quincy, CA 95971. reforestation will expedite forest for re-mapping the PAC. If there is
Comments may be: (1) Mailed; (2) hand regeneration. insufficient suitable habitat for
delivered between the hours of 8 a.m. to designating a PAC within the 1.5 mile
4:30 p.m. weekdays Pacific Time; (3) Proposed Action radius, the PAC may be removed from
faxed to (530) 283–1821; or (4) The proposed action would harvest the network.
electronically mailed to: comments- fire-killed conifer trees on
pacificsouthwest-plumas- Possible Alternatives
approximately 14,000 acres using the Please indicate the following methods: Ground based, In addition to the proposed action, a
name ‘‘Moonlight Fire Recovery and skyline, and helicopter. Trees greater no action alternative would be analyzed.
Restoration Project’’ on the subject line than 14 inches diameter at breast height Additional alternatives may be
of your email. Comments submitted (dbh) would be whole tree harvested on developed and analyzed throughout the
electronically must be in Rich Text the ground-based areas. Trees less than environmental analysis.
Format (.rtf) or Word (.doc). 14 inches dbh would be removed as
Lead and Cooperating Agencies
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rich biomass material on the ground-based
Bednarski, Interdisciplinary Team areas. About 600 acres would have trees The USDA, Forest Service is the lead
Leader, Mt. Hough Ranger District, less than 14 inches dbh removed as agency for this proposal.
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39696 Highway 70, Quincy, CA 95971. biomass material. Ground-based

Telephone: (530) 283–7641 or electronic Responsible Official
equipment would be restricted to slopes
address: less than 35 percent, except on Alice B. Carlton, Plumas National
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The decomposed granitic soils where Forest Supervisor, P.O. Box 11500,
proposed action is designed to meet the equipment would be restricted to slopes Quincy, CA 95971.

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1202 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 4 / Monday, January 7, 2008 / Notices

Nature of Decision To Be Made impact statement should be as specific margin is listed below in the section
The decision to be made is whether as possible. It is also helpful if titled ‘‘Final Results of Review.’’
to: (1) Implement the proposed action; comments refer to specific pages or EFFECTIVE DATE: January 7, 2008.
(2) meet the purpose and need for action chapters of the draft statement. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Judy
through some other combination of Comments may also address the Lao or John Drury, Office 7, AD/CVD
activities; or, (3) take no action at this adequacy of the draft environmental Operations, Import Administration,
time. impact statement or the merits of the International Trade Administration,
alternatives formulated and discussed in U.S. Department of Commerce, 14th
Scoping Process the statement. Reviewers may wish to Street and Constitution Avenue, NW,
This notice of intent initiates the refer to the Council on Environmental Washington, DC 20230; telephone: (202)
scoping process which guides the Quality Regulations for implementing (202) 482–7924 or (202) 482–0195,
development of the environmental the procedural provisions of the respectively.
impact statement. Scoping comments National Environmental Policy Act at 40
will be most helpful if received by CFR 1503.3 in addressing these points.
January 4, 2008. Scoping is conducted Comments received, including the Background
to determine the significant issues that names and addresses of those who
The Department’s preliminary results
will be addressed during the comment, will be considered part of the
of review were published on July 2,
environmental analysis. public record on this proposal and will
2007. See Preliminary Results. We
be available for public inspection.
Permits or Licenses Required invited parties to comment on the
(Authority: 40 CFR 1501.7 and 1508.22; Preliminary Results. Subsequent to our
An Air Pollution Permit and a Smoke Forest Service Handbook 1909.15, Section Preliminary Results, on July 11, 2007,
Management Plan are required by local 21) we issued Ta Chen Stainless Steel Pipe,
agencies. Early Notice of Importance of Dated: December 21, 2007. Ltd. (‘‘Ta Chen’’), a supplemental
Public Participation in Subsequent Maria T. Garcia, questionnaire requesting additional
Environmental Review: A draft Acting Forest Supervisor. information regarding its reporting of
environmental impact statement will be [FR Doc. 07–6301 Filed 1–4–08; 8:45 am] affiliates. See Preliminary Results at 72
prepared for comment. The comment BILLING CODE 3410–11–M FR 35971. Ta Chen submitted its
period on the draft environmental response to our July 11, 2007,
impact statement will be 45 days from affiliations questionnaire on July 27,
the date the Environmental Protection 2007. On August 10, 2007, Flowline
Agency publishes the notice of Division of Markovitz Enterprise, Inc.,
availability in the Federal Register. International Trade Administration Shaw Allow Piping Products, Inc.,
The Forest Service believes, at this Gerlin, Inc., and Taylor Forge Stainless,
early stage, it is important to give [A–583–816]
Inc., (collectively, ‘‘petitioners’’)
reviewers notice of several court rulings commented on Ta Chen’s July 11, 2007,
related to public participation in the Notice of Final Results and Final
Rescission in Part of Antidumping affiliations questionnaire response. On
environmental review process. First, August 22, 2007, Ta Chen responded to
reviewers of draft environmental impact Duty Administrative Review: Certain
Stainless Steel Butt–Weld Pipe Fittings petitioners’ August 10, 2007 comments
statements must structure their regarding its affiliations questionnaire
participation in the environmental From Taiwan
response. We received case briefs from
review of the proposal so that it is AGENCY: Import Administration, petitioners on September 10, 2007, and
meaningful and alerts an agency to the International Trade Administration, case briefs from Ta Chen on September
reviewer’s position and contentions. Department of Commerce. 11, 2007. On September 17, 2007, we
Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Corp. v. SUMMARY: On July 2, 2007, the received rebuttal comments from
NRDC, 435 U.S. 519,553 (1978). Also, Department of Commerce (‘‘the petitioners and Ta Chen. Petitioners
environmental objections that could be Department’’) published in the Federal requested a hearing, which was
raised at the draft environmental impact Register the preliminary results of the conducted on September 20, 2007.
statement stage, but that are not raised administrative review of the order on
until after completion of the final certain stainless steel butt–weld pipe Scope of the Order
environmental impact statement, may fittings from Taiwan. See Certain The products subject to this order are
be waived or dismissed by the courts. Stainless Steel Butt–Weld Pipe Fittings certain stainless steel butt–weld pipe
City of Angoon v. Hodel, 803 F.2d 1016, From Taiwan: Preliminary Results of fittings, whether finished or unfinished,
1022 (9th Cir. 1986) and Wisconsin Antidumping Duty Administrative under 14 inches inside diameter.
Heritages, Inc. v. Harris, 490 F. Supp. Review and Notice of Intent To Rescind Certain welded stainless steel butt–weld
1334, 1338 (E.D. Wis. 1980). Because of in Part, 72 FR 35970 (July 2, 2007) pipe fittings (‘‘pipe fittings’’) are used to
these court rulings, it is very important (‘‘Preliminary Results’’). The connect pipe sections in piping systems
that those interested in this proposed merchandise covered by this order is where conditions require welded
action participate by the close of the 45- certain stainless steel butt–weld pipe connections. The subject merchandise is
day comment period so that substantive fittings from Taiwan as described in the used where one or more of the following
comments and objections are made ‘‘Scope of the Order’’ section of this conditions is a factor in designing the
available to the Forest Service at a time notice. The period of review (‘‘POR’’) is piping system: (1) Corrosion of the
when it can meaningfully consider them June 1, 2005, through May 31, 2006. We piping system will occur if material
and respond to them in the final gave interested parties an opportunity to other than stainless steel is used; (2)
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environmental impact statement. comment on the preliminary results. contamination of the material in the
To assist the Forest Service in Based upon our analysis of the system by the system itself must be
identifying and considering issues and comments received, we did not make prevented; (3) high temperatures are
concerns on the proposed action, any changes to the margin calculation. present; (4) extreme low temperatures
comments on the draft environmental The final weight–averaged dumping are present; and (5) high pressures are

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