Temporary Closure of Public Lands During Competitive Special Recreation Permitted Events: Nevada, Carson City Field Office, 11263-11264 [05-4422]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 44 / Tuesday, March 8, 2005 / Notices intersection of Horse Drive and Bradley Road. N–78352—Elementary School Mount Diablo Meridian T. 19 S., R. 59 E., sec 13: E1⁄2SW1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, SE1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, 15 acres—General location: Northwest of the intersection of Elkhorn Road and North Hualapai Way. N–78353—Middle School Mount Diablo Meridian T. 19 S., R. 59 E., sec 13: E1⁄2NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, W1⁄2W1⁄2NW1⁄4SE1⁄4, 30 acres—General location: Northwest of the intersection of Elkhorn Road and North Hualapai Way. N–78354—Elementary School Mount Diablo Meridian T. 19 S., R. 59 E., sec 24: SE1⁄4SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, 15 acres—General location: Northwest of the intersection of Deer Springs Way and Alpine Ridge Way. N–79018—Elementary School Mount Diablo Meridian T. 22 S., R. 60 E., sec 18: S1⁄2S1⁄2NE1⁄4NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, SE1⁄4NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, 12.5 acres—General location: Northwest of the intersection of West Ford Avenue and Grand Canyon Drive. Consisting of a total of 132.45 acres, more or less. The land is not required for any Federal purpose. Conveyance is consistent with current Bureau planning for this area and would be in the public interest. The conveyance, when issued, will be subject to the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes Act and applicable regulations of the Secretary of the Interior and will contain the following reservations to the United States: 1. A right-of-way thereon for ditches and canals constructed by the authority of the United States, Act of August 30, 1890 (43 U.S.C. 945). 2. All minerals shall be reserved to the United States, together with the right to prospect for, mine and remove such deposits from the same under applicable law and such regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe. And will be subject to: All valid and existing rights. Detailed information concerning this action is available for review at the office of the Bureau of Land Management, Las Vegas Field Office, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89130. On March 8, 2005, the above described public land will be segregated from all other forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including the general mining laws, except for conveyance under the Recreation and Public Purposes Act, leasing under the VerDate jul<14>2003 19:54 Mar 07, 2005 Jkt 205001 mineral leasing laws and disposal under the mineral material disposal laws. Interested parties may submit comments regarding the proposed classification for conveyance of the lands to the Field Manager, Las Vegas Field Office, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89130 until April 22, 2005. Classification Comments: Interested parties may submit comments involving the suitability of the land for elementary and middle school sites. Comments on the classification are restricted to whether the land is physically suited for the proposal, whether the use will maximize the future use or uses of the land, whether the use is consistent with local planning and zoning, or if the use is consistent with State and Federal programs. Application Comments: Interested parties may submit comments regarding the specific use proposed in the application and plan of development, whether the BLM followed proper administrative procedures in reaching the decision, or any other factor not directly related to the suitability of the lands for elementary and middle school sites. Any adverse comments will be reviewed by the State Director who may sustain, vacate, or modify this realty action. In the absence of any adverse comments, these realty actions will become the final determination of the Department of the Interior. The classification of the land described in this Notice will become effective on May 9, 2005. The lands will not be offered for conveyance until after the classification becomes effective. Dated: January 31, 2005. Sharon DiPinto, Assistant Field Manager, Division of Lands, Las Vegas, NV. [FR Doc. 05–4421 Filed 3–7–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [NV–030–05–1232–EA–NV15] Temporary Closure of Public Lands During Competitive Special Recreation Permitted Events: Nevada, Carson City Field Office Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Temporary closure of affected public lands in Lyon, Storey, Churchill, Carson, Douglas, Mineral, Washoe, Nye, and Esmeralda Counties. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City Field PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 11263 Office, announces the temporary closure of selected public lands under its administration in Lyon, Storey, Churchill, Carson, Douglas, Mineral, Washoe and Nye Counties. By agreement with the Las Vegas and Battle Mountain Field Offices and the Tonopah Field Station, those lands affected by the Vegas to Reno and Nevada 1000 OHV Races in Nye and Esmeralda Counties are included in this closure. This action is taken to provide for public and participant safety and to protect adjacent natural and cultural resources during the conduct of permitted special recreation events. EFFECTIVE DATES: March through November 2005. Events may be canceled or rescheduled with short notice due to weather, sudden change in resource conditions, emergency actions, or at the discretion of the authorizing officer. Fran Hull, Outdoor Recreation Planner, Carson City Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 5665 Morgan Mill Road, Carson City, Nevada 89701, Telephone: (775) 885–6161. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice applies to public lands directly affected by and adjacent to competitive special events for which a BLM Special Recreation Permit (SRP) has been authorized. Examples of events include: motorized Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) races, mountain bike races; horse endurance rides and dog trials. Race and ride events are conducted along dirt roads, trails, and washes approved for such use. One or more events occur monthly from March through November. Unless otherwise posted, race closure periods are from 6 a.m. race day until race finish or until the event has cleared between affected check point locations. Closures may occupy 2 to 24 hour periods. The general public will be advised of event and closure specifics via on-the-ground signage, public letters, e-mail, or local newspaper notices. The public may call to confirm or discuss closures at anytime prior to an announced event date. Locations commonly used for permitted events include, but are not limited to: 1. Lemmon Valley MX Area—Washoe Co., T.21N R.19E Sec. 8. 2. Hungry Valley Recreation Area— Washoe Co., T.21–23N R.20E. 3. Pine Nut Mountains—Carson, Douglas & Lyon Counties: T.11—16N R.20–24E. 4. Virginia City/Jumbo Areas—Storey and Washoe Counties: T.16–17N R.20— 21E. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1 11264 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 44 / Tuesday, March 8, 2005 / Notices 5. Yerington/Weeks Areas—Lyon Co.: T.12–16N R.23–27E. 6. Fallon Area (Including Sand Mtn.)—Churchill Co.: T.14–18N R.27– 32E. 7. Hawthorne Area—Mineral County: T.5–14N R.311⁄2—36E. 8. Vegas to Reno OHV Race Route: Nye, Esmeralda, Mineral, Churchill, and Lyon Counties: From Johnny to Dayton, Nevada—approximately 510 miles in the vicinity of Highway 95. 9. Nevada 1000 OHV Race: Nye, Esmeralda and Mineral Counties from Tonopah, Nevada. Approximately 250– 300 miles per day. Marking and effect of closure: BLM lands to be temporarily closed to public use include the width and length of those roads and trails identified as the race route or event area by colorful flagging, chalk arrows in the dirt and directional arrows attached to wooden stakes. The authorized applicants or their representatives are required to post warning signs, control access to, and clearly mark the event routes, common access roads and crossings during closure periods. Recreational and other permitted use generally affected by a Temporary Closure include: road and trail uses, camping, shooting of any kind of weapon including paint ball, and public land exploration. Spectator and support vehicles may be driven on open roads only. Spectators may observe the races from specified locations (such as designated pit and check point areas) as directed by event and agency officials. Exceptions. Closure restrictions do not apply to race officials, medical/ rescue, law enforcement, and agency personnel monitoring the events. Authority: 43 CFR 8364.1 and 43 CFR, part 2930. Penalties. Any person failing to comply with the closure orders may be subject to imprisonment for not more than 12 months, or a fine in accordance with the applicable provisions of 18 U.S.C. 3571, or both. Dated: January 25, 2005. Donald T. Hicks, Manager, Carson City Field Office. [FR Doc. 05–4422 Filed 3–7–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CO–200–1220–DU] Proposed Supplementary Rules Regarding Operation of Motorized Vehicles and Bicycles and Closure of Public Lands to Recreational Target Shooting Bureau of Land Management; Royal Gorge Field Office, Interior. ACTION: Proposed supplementary rules for public lands within El Paso, Fremont, Park and Teller Counties, Colorado. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM)’s Royal Gorge Field Office is proposing supplementary rules. The proposed supplementary rules would implement three decisions from the Gold Belt Travel Management Plan, approved August 18, 2004. These supplementary rules would apply to the public lands within the Gold Belt Travel Management Plan area under the management of the Royal Gorge Field Office, in El Paso, Fremont, Park, and Teller Counties, Colorado. The rules are needed in order to protect the area’s natural resources and provide for public health and safety. DATES: You should submit your comments by April 7, 2005. In developing final supplementary rules, BLM may not consider comments postmarked or received in person or by electronic mail after this date. ADDRESSES: Mail, personal, or messenger delivery: Bureau of Land Management, Royal Gorge Field Office, ˜ 3170 East Main Street, Canon City, Colorado 81212. Internet e-mail: rgfo_comments@blm.co.gov (Include ‘‘Attn: Gold Belt Plan’’). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roy L. Masinton, Field Manager, or Leah Quesenberry, Outdoor Recreation Planner, Royal Gorge Field Office, 3170 ˜ East Main Street, Canon City, Colorado 81212, telephone (719) 269–8500. Individuals who use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) may contact them individually through the Federal Information Relay Service at 1–800/877–8339, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I. Public Comment Procedures II. Background III. Discussion of the Supplementary Rules IV. Procedural Matters I. Public Comment Procedures Please submit your comments on issues related to the proposed VerDate jul<14>2003 19:54 Mar 07, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 supplementary rules, in writing, according to the ADDRESSES section, above. Comments on the proposed supplementary rules should be specific, confined to issues pertinent to the proposed supplementary rules, and explain the reason for any recommended change. Where possible, your comments should reference the specific section or paragraph of the proposal that you are addressing. BLM may not necessarily consider or include in the Administrative Record for the final rule comments that we receive after the close of the comment period (see DATES) or comments delivered to an address other than those listed above (see ADDRESSES). BLM will make your comments, including your name and address, available for public review at the address listed in ADDRESSES above during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on Federal holidays). Under certain conditions, BLM can keep your personal information confidential. You must prominently state your request for confidentiality at the beginning of your comment. BLM will consider withholding your name, street address, and other identifying information on a case-by-case basis to the extent allowed by law. BLM will make available to the public all submissions from organizations and businesses and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses. II. Background A ‘‘Notice of Intent to Prepare the Gold Belt Travel Management Plan (TMP) and Amend the Royal Gorge Resource Management Plan’’ was announced in the Federal Register on June 18, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 117, page 41442). The completion of the Gold Belt Travel Management Plan Environmental Assessment led to a 30day public comment period, starting on January 15, 2004. Following analysis of the public comments, a decision on the Gold Belt TMP was issued on August 18, 2004. The decision restricts OffHighway Vehicle use to designated roads and trails in the TMP area and includes the proposed supplementary rules. III. Discussion of Supplementary Rules These supplementary rules apply to the public lands within the Gold Belt Travel Management Plan area. This area consists of 138,600 acres of public lands within El Paso, Fremont, Park, and Teller Counties, Colorado, in the following described townships: E:\FR\FM\08MRN1.SGM 08MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 44 (Tuesday, March 8, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11263-11264]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-4422]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[NV-030-05-1232-EA-NV15]


Temporary Closure of Public Lands During Competitive Special 
Recreation Permitted Events: Nevada, Carson City Field Office

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Temporary closure of affected public lands in Lyon, Storey, 
Churchill, Carson, Douglas, Mineral, Washoe, Nye, and Esmeralda 
Counties.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City Field Office, 
announces the temporary closure of selected public lands under its 
administration in Lyon, Storey, Churchill, Carson, Douglas, Mineral, 
Washoe and Nye Counties. By agreement with the Las Vegas and Battle 
Mountain Field Offices and the Tonopah Field Station, those lands 
affected by the Vegas to Reno and Nevada 1000 OHV Races in Nye and 
Esmeralda Counties are included in this closure. This action is taken 
to provide for public and participant safety and to protect adjacent 
natural and cultural resources during the conduct of permitted special 
recreation events.

EFFECTIVE DATES: March through November 2005. Events may be canceled or 
rescheduled with short notice due to weather, sudden change in resource 
conditions, emergency actions, or at the discretion of the authorizing 
officer.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fran Hull, Outdoor Recreation Planner, 
Carson City Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 5665 Morgan Mill 
Road, Carson City, Nevada 89701, Telephone: (775) 885-6161.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice applies to public lands directly 
affected by and adjacent to competitive special events for which a BLM 
Special Recreation Permit (SRP) has been authorized. Examples of events 
include: motorized Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) races, mountain bike 
races; horse endurance rides and dog trials. Race and ride events are 
conducted along dirt roads, trails, and washes approved for such use. 
One or more events occur monthly from March through November. Unless 
otherwise posted, race closure periods are from 6 a.m. race day until 
race finish or until the event has cleared between affected check point 
locations. Closures may occupy 2 to 24 hour periods. The general public 
will be advised of event and closure specifics via on-the-ground 
signage, public letters, e-mail, or local newspaper notices. The public 
may call to confirm or discuss closures at anytime prior to an 
announced event date. Locations commonly used for permitted events 
include, but are not limited to:
    1. Lemmon Valley MX Area--Washoe Co., T.21N R.19E Sec. 8.
    2. Hungry Valley Recreation Area--Washoe Co., T.21-23N R.20E.
    3. Pine Nut Mountains--Carson, Douglas & Lyon Counties: T.11--16N 
R.20-24E.
    4. Virginia City/Jumbo Areas--Storey and Washoe Counties: T.16-17N 
R.20--21E.

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    5. Yerington/Weeks Areas--Lyon Co.: T.12-16N R.23-27E.
    6. Fallon Area (Including Sand Mtn.)--Churchill Co.: T.14-18N R.27-
32E.
    7. Hawthorne Area--Mineral County: T.5-14N R.31\1/2\--36E.
    8. Vegas to Reno OHV Race Route: Nye, Esmeralda, Mineral, 
Churchill, and Lyon Counties: From Johnny to Dayton, Nevada--
approximately 510 miles in the vicinity of Highway 95.
    9. Nevada 1000 OHV Race: Nye, Esmeralda and Mineral Counties from 
Tonopah, Nevada. Approximately 250-300 miles per day.
    Marking and effect of closure: BLM lands to be temporarily closed 
to public use include the width and length of those roads and trails 
identified as the race route or event area by colorful flagging, chalk 
arrows in the dirt and directional arrows attached to wooden stakes. 
The authorized applicants or their representatives are required to post 
warning signs, control access to, and clearly mark the event routes, 
common access roads and crossings during closure periods.
    Recreational and other permitted use generally affected by a 
Temporary Closure include: road and trail uses, camping, shooting of 
any kind of weapon including paint ball, and public land exploration.
    Spectator and support vehicles may be driven on open roads only. 
Spectators may observe the races from specified locations (such as 
designated pit and check point areas) as directed by event and agency 
officials.
    Exceptions. Closure restrictions do not apply to race officials, 
medical/rescue, law enforcement, and agency personnel monitoring the 
events.

    Authority: 43 CFR 8364.1 and 43 CFR, part 2930.

    Penalties. Any person failing to comply with the closure orders may 
be subject to imprisonment for not more than 12 months, or a fine in 
accordance with the applicable provisions of 18 U.S.C. 3571, or both.

    Dated: January 25, 2005.
Donald T. Hicks,
Manager, Carson City Field Office.
[FR Doc. 05-4422 Filed 3-7-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-HC-P