Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area Management Plan (RAMP)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), 16516-16517 [05-6334]

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[FR Doc. 05–6325 Filed 3–30–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–G1–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [AZ–068–03–1610–DR–241E] Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area Management Plan (RAMP)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Bureau of Land Management. Notice of availability of Record of Decision (ROD). AGENCY: ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), the Endangered Species Act (ESA), and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) management policies, the BLM announces the availability of the RAMP Record of Decision for the Imperial Sand Dunes located mainly in the Western Colorado Desert Planning Area and partly in the Northern and Eastern Colorado Desert Planning area. The California State Director will sign the Record of Decision for the Imperial Sand Dunes RAMP which becomes effective immediately. ADDRESSES: Copies of the Imperial Sand Dunes RAMP/Record Of Decision are available upon request from the Field Manager, El Centro Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 1661 South 4th Street, El Centro, CA 92243 or via the Internet at http://www.ca.blm.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynnette Elser, Resource Staff Chief, El Centro Field Office, El Centro, CA 92243, phone: 760–337–4400, e-mail: lelser@ca.blm.gov. E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 61 / Thursday, March 31, 2005 / Notices The Imperial Sand Dunes RAMP was developed with broad public participation through a multi-year collaborative planning process. This RAMP addresses management on approximately 158,072 acres of public land in the planning areas. The Imperial Sand Dunes RAMP is designed to achieve or maintain desired future conditions developed through the planning process. It includes a series of management actions to meet the desired resource conditions for native plant populations, wildlife habitats, cultural and visual resources, and recreation. The approved Imperial Sand Dunes RAMP is essentially the same as Alternative 2 in the Proposed Imperial Sand Dunes RAMP and Final Environmental Impact Statement (PRAMP/FEIS), published in May 2003. BLM received eleven protest(s) to the Proposed RAMP/FEIS. No inconsistencies with State or local plans, policies, or programs were identified during the Governor’s consistency review of the Proposed RAMP/FEIS. As a result, only minor editorial modifications were made in preparing the final RAMP/ROD. These modifications corrected errors that were noted during review of the Proposed RAMP/FEIS and provide further clarification for some of the decisions. An errata sheet is included with the RAMP/Record of Decision that identifies the location of the corrections to the Proposed RAMP/FEIS. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: February 7, 2005. Larry Caffey, Acting Field Manager. [FR Doc. 05–6334 Filed 3–30–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CA–310–0777–XG] Notice of Public Meeting: Northwest California Resource Advisory Council and Northeast California Resource Advisory Council Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), the U. S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Northwest California Resource Advisory Council and Northeast SUMMARY: VerDate jul<14>2003 15:30 Mar 30, 2005 Jkt 205001 16517 California Resource Advisory Council will meet in joint session, and then convene in individual business breakout sessions. Dated: March 23, 2005. Joseph J. Fontana, Public Affairs Officer. [FR Doc. 05–6324 Filed 3–30–05; 8:45 am] The meeting will be held Wednesday and Thursday, May 11–12, 2005, in the Conference Center of the Red Lion Hotel, 1830 Hilltop Dr., Redding, Calif. On May 11, the councils will convene in joint session at 10 a.m. On May 12, the groups will convene individual business sessions beginning at 8 a.m. Time for public comment has been set aside for 1 p.m. both days. BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DATES: Rich Burns, Manager, BLM Ukiah Field Office, (707) 468–4000; Tim Burke, Manager, Alturas Field Office, (530) 233–4666; or BLM Public Affairs Officer Joseph J. Fontana, (530) 252–5332. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The Resource Advisory Councils advise the Secretary of the Interior, through the BLM, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in Northern California and parts of Northwest Nevada. At the joint session, agenda topics will include use of recreation user fees, orientation matters, a review of council charters and a forum with BLM California State Director Mike Pool. At its business meeting May 12, the Northwest Council will discuss BLM wilderness management, status of the Salmon Creek Resources proposed land exchange, the process for establishment of a National Conservation Area in the Sacramento River Bend area, designations under the BLM’s National Landscape Conservation System, and a status report on the Ukiah Field Office Resource Management Plan. Also on May 12, the Northeast RAC will discuss land acquisitions, WSA in-holdings, rail banking, status of the sagebrush steppe ecosystem management project and the status of Resource Management Plan development for the Alturas, Eagle Lake and Surprise field offices. All meetings are open to the public. Members of the public may present written comments to the council. Each formal council meeting will have time allocated for public comments. Depending on the number of persons wishing to speak, and the time available, the time for individual comments may be limited. Members of the public are welcome on field tours, but they must provide their own transportation and lunch. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation and other reasonable accommodations, should contact the BLM as provided above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 731–TA–856 (Review)] Ammonium Nitrate From Russia United States International Trade Commission. ACTION: Institution of a five-year review concerning the suspended investigation on ammonium nitrate from Russia. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Commission hereby gives notice that it has instituted a review pursuant to section 751(c) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1675(c)) (the Act) to determine whether termination of the suspended investigation on ammonium nitrate from Russia would be likely to lead to continuation or recurrence of material injury. Pursuant to section 751(c)(2) of the Act, interested parties are requested to respond to this notice by submitting the information specified below to the Commission; 1 to be assured of consideration, the deadline for responses is May 23, 2005. Comments on the adequacy of responses may be filed with the Commission by June 14, 2005. For further information concerning the conduct of this review and rules of general application, consult the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure, part 201, subparts A through E (19 CFR part 201), and part 207, subparts A, D, E, and F (19 CFR part 207). DATES: Effective Date: March 31, 2005. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mary Messer (202–205–3193), Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street SW., Washington, DC 20436. Hearingimpaired persons can obtain information on this matter by contacting the Commission’s TDD terminal on 202– 205–1810. Persons with mobility impairments who will need special assistance in gaining access to the Commission should contact the Office of the Secretary at 202–205–2000. 1 No response to this request for information is required if a currently valid Office of Management and Budget (OMB) number is not displayed; the OMB number is 3117–0016/USITC No. 05–5–117, expiration date June 30, 2005. Public reporting burden for the request is estimated to average 10 hours per response. Please send comments regarding the accuracy of this burden estimate to the Office of Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission, 500 E Street, SW., Washington, DC 20436. E:\FR\FM\31MRN1.SGM 31MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 61 (Thursday, March 31, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16516-16517]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-6334]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[AZ-068-03-1610-DR-241E]


Notice of Availability of Record of Decision for the Imperial 
Sand Dunes Recreation Area Management Plan (RAMP)/Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS)

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management.

ACTION: Notice of availability of Record of Decision (ROD).

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act 
(NEPA), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), the 
Endangered Species Act (ESA), and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 
management policies, the BLM announces the availability of the RAMP 
Record of Decision for the Imperial Sand Dunes located mainly in the 
Western Colorado Desert Planning Area and partly in the Northern and 
Eastern Colorado Desert Planning area. The California State Director 
will sign the Record of Decision for the Imperial Sand Dunes RAMP which 
becomes effective immediately.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Imperial Sand Dunes RAMP/Record Of Decision 
are available upon request from the Field Manager, El Centro Field 
Office, Bureau of Land Management, 1661 South 4th Street, El Centro, CA 
92243 or via the Internet at http://www.ca.blm.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynnette Elser, Resource Staff Chief, 
El Centro Field Office, El Centro, CA 92243, phone: 760-337-4400, e-
mail: lelser@ca.blm.gov.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Imperial Sand Dunes RAMP was developed 
with broad public participation through a multi-year collaborative 
planning process. This RAMP addresses management on approximately 
158,072 acres of public land in the planning areas. The Imperial Sand 
Dunes RAMP is designed to achieve or maintain desired future conditions 
developed through the planning process. It includes a series of 
management actions to meet the desired resource conditions for native 
plant populations, wildlife habitats, cultural and visual resources, 
and recreation.
    The approved Imperial Sand Dunes RAMP is essentially the same as 
Alternative 2 in the Proposed Imperial Sand Dunes RAMP and Final 
Environmental Impact Statement (PRAMP/FEIS), published in May 2003. BLM 
received eleven protest(s) to the Proposed RAMP/FEIS. No 
inconsistencies with State or local plans, policies, or programs were 
identified during the Governor's consistency review of the Proposed 
RAMP/FEIS. As a result, only minor editorial modifications were made in 
preparing the final RAMP/ROD. These modifications corrected errors that 
were noted during review of the Proposed RAMP/FEIS and provide further 
clarification for some of the decisions. An errata sheet is included 
with the RAMP/Record of Decision that identifies the location of the 
corrections to the Proposed RAMP/FEIS.

    Dated: February 7, 2005.
Larry Caffey,
Acting Field Manager.
[FR Doc. 05-6334 Filed 3-30-05; 8:45 am]
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