[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 128 (Wednesday, July 2, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Page 37928]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-14963]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Forest Service


Gypsy Moth Management in the United States: A Cooperative 
Approach

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Revised notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact 
statement.

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SUMMARY: The United States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service 
and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service are extending the 
expected publication dates for the draft and final supplemental 
environmental impact statement (SEIS) for Gypsy Moth Management in the 
United States: A Cooperative Approach.

DATES: The draft SEIS is expected to be published in July 2008 and the 
final SEIS is expected to be published in July 2009.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William K. Oldland, Gypsy Moth SEIS 
Project Entomologist, Forest Service, Northeastern Area, State and 
Private Forestry, 180 Canfield Street, Morgantown, WV 26505. Telephone 
number: (304) 285-1585, e-mail: woldland@fs.fed.us. Individuals who use 
telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal 
Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 
p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On April 29, 2004 (69 FR 23492), the Forest 
Service and the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service published in 
the Federal Register a Notice of Intent (NOI) to prepare a Supplement 
to the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Gypsy Moth 
Management in the United States: A Cooperative Approach. The expected 
date for publication of the draft (SEIS) was March 2005 and February 
2006 for the final SEIS. On February 7, 2007 (72 FR 5675), the agencies 
published a revised NOI in the Federal Register extending the expected 
dates for publishing the draft and final SEIS to July 2007 and July 
2008 respectively. Through this revised NOI, the agencies are again 
extending the expected publication dates for the draft and final SEIS.
    The SEIS will document an analysis of the 2004 proposal to add the 
insecticide, tebufenozide (trade name Mimic), to the agencies' list of 
treatments for the control of gypsy moth. The 2004 proposal also 
includes developing a process for adding other insecticides that may 
become available in the future to their list of treatments for control 
of gypsy moth, if the proposed insecticides are within the range of 
effects and acceptable risks for the existing list of treatments. The 
analysis for this proposal builds on the analysis and documentation for 
the January 16, 1996, Record of Decision for the Gypsy Moth Management 
in the United States: A Cooperative Approach Final Environmental Impact 
Statement, which was published in the Federal Register on February 15, 
1996 (61 FR 5976). The agencies will prepare a Supplemental 
Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) to the November 1995 Final 
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), Gypsy Moth Management in the 
United States: A Cooperative Approach, which was published in the 
Federal Register on December 1, 1995 (60 FR 61698).

    Dared: June 25, 2008.
Robin L. Thompson,
Associate Deputy Chief, State & Private Forestry.
[FR Doc. E8-14963 Filed 7-1-08; 8:45 am]
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