[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 174 (Thursday, September 10, 2009)]
[Page 46562]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-21738]



Forest Service

Southwestern Region, Arizona, New Mexico, West Texas and 
Oklahoma: Proposed Invasive Plant Control Project, Carson National 
Forest, Portions of Rio Arriba, Mora, Taos, and Colfax Counties; and 
Santa Fe National Forest, Portions of Rio Arriba, Los Alamos, Sandoval, 
San Miguel, and Mora Counties, New Mexico

AGENCY: Forest Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice; correction.


SUMMARY: On December 15, 2000, the USDA Forest Service published a 
notice of intent (65 FR 78464-78465) to prepare an environmental impact 
statement (EIS) for a proposed invasive plant control project on the 
Carson and Santa Fe national forests. A draft EIS was completed and the 
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published a notice of 
availability (NOA) in the Federal Register on July 16, 2004 (69 FR 
42722). A NOA for the final EIS was published in the Federal Register 
on November 18, 2005 (70 FR 69967).
    Due to significant new information relevant to environmental 
concerns and bearing on the proposed action and its impacts, the Carson 
and Santa Fe national forests are jointly preparing a supplemental 
environmental impact statement (SEIS) for the invasive plant control 
project on National Forest System lands within the boundaries of the 
two national forests. The proposed action would control invasive plant 
populations on both national forests by using one or a combination of 
integrated pest management methods, including mechanical, chemical, 
biological, and cultural treatments.

DATES: Revised Dates: The anticipated date for completion and 
distribution of the draft SEIS is the end of December 2009. A 45-day 
comment period will follow issuance of the draft SEIS. The final SEIS 
is estimated to be released in April 2010.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lucy Maldonado, 575-758-6255.

    Dated: September 2, 2009.
Kendall Clark,
Forest Supervisor, Carson National Forest.
[FR Doc. E9-21738 Filed 9-9-09; 8:45 am]