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Today’s Notice is for the purpose of announcing that no additional properties have been determined suitable or unsuitable this week. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: January 19, 2005. Mark R. Johnston, Director, Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs. [FR Doc. 05–1453 Filed 1–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–29–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CA 180–1150 BS] Notice of Emergency Closure of Public Lands in Amador County, CA Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that certain access roads and certain areas are temporarily closed to all public entry that could result in the spread of Phytophthora cinnamomi, a fungus related to the one responsible for sudden oak death, to uninfected stands of Ione and whiteleaf manzanita as well as to other susceptible plants including natives and ornamentals. These activities include motor vehicle operation and foot traffic. DATES: The closure will take effect on October 27, 2004 and continue until further notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Deane Swickard, Folsom Field Office Manager, 63 Natoma Street, Folsom, California 95630, telephone (916) 985– 4474. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Phytophthora cinnamomi is a root and crown fungus that attacks Ione manzanita (Archtostaphylos myrtifolia) and whiteleaf manzanita (Archtostaphylos viscida). The Ione manzanita is listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, and occurs in Amador and Calaveras Counties, California. Infected stands of these species experience rapid desiccation and mortality at the onset of hot weather. Phytophthora cinnamomi is PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4139 primarily spread by humans driving or walking through infested areas, and then into non-infested areas. The closed area is the Ione Manzanita Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC), and portions of nearby public lands portions in which the Ione manzanita occurs, a total of about 240 acres. Legal descriptions of the closed areas are: T.5 N, R.10 E, M.D.B. & M.; Sec. 32, NE 1⁄4 SE 1⁄4, SW 1⁄4 SE 1⁄4, E 1⁄2 SE 1⁄4; Sec. 33, SW 1⁄4 NW 1⁄4, NW 1⁄4 SW 1⁄4. T.7 N, R.9 E, M.D.B. & M.; Sec. 28, S 1⁄2 SE 1⁄4 SW 1⁄4; Sec. 33, NW 1⁄4 NE 1⁄4. Closure signs will be posted at main entry points to this area. Maps of the closure area may be obtained from the Folsom Field Office, 63 Natoma Street, Folsom, California, 95630. Phone: (916) 985–4474. Under the authority of 43 CFR 8364.1(a), the Bureau of Land Management will enforce the closure of the infested lands to prevent the spread of the fungus to uninfested stands of the federally threatened Ione manzanita and other susceptible vegetation. Official vehicles, including fire or law enforcement, are exempt from the emergency order. Currently, there is no legal public access to the subject lands. The only people affected by the emergency closure order are adjacent property owners. The authority for this closure is found under section 303(a) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (43 CFR 8360.0–7). Any person who violates this closure may be tried before a United States Magistrate and fined no more than $1,000 or imprisoned for no more that 12 months, or both. Such violations may also be subject to the enhanced fines provided for by 18 U.S.C. 8571. (Authority: 43 CFR 8364.1(a)) Dated: October 27, 2004. D.K. Swickard, Folsom Field Office Manager. [FR Doc. 05–1594 Filed 1–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [OR–027–1020–PI–020H; G5–0035] Steens Mountain Advisory Council; Call for Nominations Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Burns District. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1 4140 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 18 / Friday, January 28, 2005 / Notices Call for nominations for the Steens Mountain Advisory Council (SMAC). ACTION: SUMMARY: BLM is publishing this notice under Section 9(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Pursuant to the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Act of 2000 (Public Law 106–399), BLM gives notice that the Secretary of the Interior intends to call for nominations for terms expiring on the SMAC. This notice requests the public to submit nominations for membership on the SMAC. Any individual or organization may nominate one or more persons to serve on the SMAC. Individuals may nominate themselves for SMAC membership. Nomination forms may be obtained from the Burns District Office, Bureau of Land Management (see address below). To make a nomination, submit a completed nomination form, letters of reference from the represented interests or organizations, and any other information that speaks to the nominee’s qualifications, to the Burns District Office. Nominations may be made for the following categories of interest: • One person who is a grazing permittee on Federal land in the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area (CMPA) (appointed from nominees submitted by the County Court of Harney County); • One person who is a recognized environmental representative from the local area (appointed from nominees submitted by the Governor of Oregon); • A person who participates in what is commonly called dispersed recreation, such as hiking, camping, nature viewing, nature photography, bird watching, horseback riding, or trail walking (appointed from nominees submitted by the Oregon State Director of the BLM); and • A person with expertise and interest in wild horse management on Steens Mountain (appointed from nominees submitted by the Oregon State Director for BLM). The specific category the nominee will represent should be identified in the letter of nomination. The Burns District will collect the nomination forms and letters of reference and distribute them to the officials responsible for submitting nominations (County Court of Harney County, the Governor of Oregon, and BLM). BLM will then forward recommended nominations to the Secretary of the Interior, who has responsibility for making the appointments. DATES: Nominations should be submitted to the address listed below no VerDate jul<14>2003 15:43 Jan 27, 2005 Jkt 205001 later than 30 days after publication of this notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rhonda Karges, Management Support Specialist, Burns District Office, 28910 Hwy 20 West, Hines, Oregon 97738, (541) 573–4433, or Rhonda_Karges@or.blm.gov or from the following Web site http:// www.or.blm.gov/steens (Public Law 106–399 in its entirety can be found on the Steens Web site as previously cited.) SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the SMAC is to advise BLM on the management of the CMPA as described in Title 1 of Public Law 106– 399. Each member will be a person who, as a result of training and experience, has knowledge or special expertise which qualifies him or her to provide advice for one or more of the interest categories listed above. Members of the SMAC are appointed for terms of 3 years. The Grazing Permittee, Environmental Representative, Dispersed Recreation, and Wild Horse Management position terms will expire August 2005. These four positions will begin no earlier than August 2005 and will end August 2008. Members will serve without monetary compensation, but will be reimbursed for travel and per diem expenses at current rates for Government employees. The SMAC shall meet only at the call of the Designated Federal Official, but not less than once per year. Dated: December 21, 2004. Karla Bird, Andrews Resource Area Field Manager, Bureau of Land Management, Burns, Oregon. [FR Doc. 05–1596 Filed 1–27–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–33–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [AK–931–1310–DT–NPRA] Notice of Availability of the Amendment to the Northeast National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska Final Integrated Activity Plan/Environmental Impact Statement Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Amendment to the Northeast National Petroleum ReserveAlaska (NPR-A) Final Integrated Activity Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement (IAP/EIS) will be made available to the public for a 30-day period beginning on the date the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 files a Notice of Availability of the Final IAP/EIS in the Federal Register. The EPA notice is expected to occur on or about January 28, 2005. A Record of Decision (ROD) will be issued after the 30-day availability period. The ROD will identify the selected alternative as well as mitigation measures. The Final IAP/EIS addresses two primary objectives for the amendment of the Northeast National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska IAP/EIS. 1. Consider making available all or portions of lands currently closed to oil and gas leasing in the Planning Area; and, 2.Consider developing performancebased lease stipulations and ROPs to provide the BLM greater flexibility in protecting important surface resources from the impacts of oil and gas activities, similar to those developed for the Northwest National Petroleum Reserve—Alaska. Location of the Document: The Final IAP/EIS will be available in either hard copy or on compact disk at the Alaska State Office, Public Information Center at 222 West 7th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7599. Copies of the Final IAP/EIS will also be available at the following locations: Tuzzy Public Library, Barrow, Alaska; City of Nuiqsut, Nuiqsut, Alaska; City of Atqasuk, Atqasuk, Alaska; City of Anaktuvuk Pass, Anaktuvuk Pass, Alaska; City of Bethel, Bethel, Alaska, Z. J. Loussac Public Library, Anchorage, AK; Noel Wien Public Library, Fairbanks, AK. The final IAP/EIS will also be available on the project Web site at http://nenpra.ensr.com/nenpra/ default.html. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Childs, BLM Alaska State office (907) 271–1985. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Northeast Planning Area (Planning Area) boundary encompasses approximately 4.6 million acres located in the northeastern portion of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. The Planning Area is roughly bounded by the Beaufort Sea to the North, the Ikpikpuk River to the west and the Colville River to the east and south of the planning area. The 1998 Record of Decision (ROD) for the Northeast Planning area provided 87% of the area for oil and gas leasing; however, approximately 840,000 acres, much of the area surrounding the Teshekpuk Lake, including the lake, was made unavailable for leasing under the 1998 ROD. In 2002, the President’s National Energy Policy Development Group recommended that the President direct E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 18 (Friday, January 28, 2005)]
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[Pages 4139-4140]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[OR-027-1020-PI-020H; G5-0035]


Steens Mountain Advisory Council; Call for Nominations

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Burns District.

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ACTION: Call for nominations for the Steens Mountain Advisory Council 
(SMAC).

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SUMMARY: BLM is publishing this notice under Section 9(a)(2) of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act. Pursuant to the Steens Mountain 
Cooperative Management and Protection Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-399), 
BLM gives notice that the Secretary of the Interior intends to call for 
nominations for terms expiring on the SMAC. This notice requests the 
public to submit nominations for membership on the SMAC. Any individual 
or organization may nominate one or more persons to serve on the SMAC. 
Individuals may nominate themselves for SMAC membership. Nomination 
forms may be obtained from the Burns District Office, Bureau of Land 
Management (see address below). To make a nomination, submit a 
completed nomination form, letters of reference from the represented 
interests or organizations, and any other information that speaks to 
the nominee's qualifications, to the Burns District Office. Nominations 
may be made for the following categories of interest:
     One person who is a grazing permittee on Federal land in 
the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area (CMPA) 
(appointed from nominees submitted by the County Court of Harney 
County);
     One person who is a recognized environmental 
representative from the local area (appointed from nominees submitted 
by the Governor of Oregon);
     A person who participates in what is commonly called 
dispersed recreation, such as hiking, camping, nature viewing, nature 
photography, bird watching, horseback riding, or trail walking 
(appointed from nominees submitted by the Oregon State Director of the 
BLM); and
     A person with expertise and interest in wild horse 
management on Steens Mountain (appointed from nominees submitted by the 
Oregon State Director for BLM).
    The specific category the nominee will represent should be 
identified in the letter of nomination. The Burns District will collect 
the nomination forms and letters of reference and distribute them to 
the officials responsible for submitting nominations (County Court of 
Harney County, the Governor of Oregon, and BLM). BLM will then forward 
recommended nominations to the Secretary of the Interior, who has 
responsibility for making the appointments.

DATES: Nominations should be submitted to the address listed below no 
later than 30 days after publication of this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rhonda Karges, Management Support 
Specialist, Burns District Office, 28910 Hwy 20 West, Hines, Oregon 
97738, (541) 573-4433, or Rhonda--Karges@or.blm.gov or from the 
following Web site http://www.or.blm.gov/steens (Public Law 106-399 in 
its entirety can be found on the Steens Web site as previously cited.)

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The purpose of the SMAC is to advise BLM on 
the management of the CMPA as described in Title 1 of Public Law 106-
399. Each member will be a person who, as a result of training and 
experience, has knowledge or special expertise which qualifies him or 
her to provide advice for one or more of the interest categories listed 
above.
    Members of the SMAC are appointed for terms of 3 years. The Grazing 
Permittee, Environmental Representative, Dispersed Recreation, and Wild 
Horse Management position terms will expire August 2005. These four 
positions will begin no earlier than August 2005 and will end August 
2008.
    Members will serve without monetary compensation, but will be 
reimbursed for travel and per diem expenses at current rates for 
Government employees. The SMAC shall meet only at the call of the 
Designated Federal Official, but not less than once per year.

    Dated: December 21, 2004.
Karla Bird,
Andrews Resource Area Field Manager, Bureau of Land Management, Burns, 
Oregon.
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