Resource Management Plan Amendment (RMPA) and Environmental Assessment (EA) for Potential Reroute of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail in Hidalgo and Grant Counties, New Mexico, 18049 [05-6977]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 67 / Friday, April 8, 2005 / Notices the suitability of the land for R&PP Act classification, and particularly, whether the land is physically suited for use as an historic site, whether the use will maximize future use or uses of the land, whether the use is consistent with local planning and zoning, and 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, the development plan, the management plan, whether the BLM followed proper administrative procedures in reaching the decision, or any other factor not directly related to the suitability of the land for management as an historic site. Interested parties may submit comments regarding the proposed classification or conveyance of the subject land to the Field Manager, at the address listed above, up until May 23, 2005. Any adverse comments will be evaluated by the BLM State Director who may sustain, vacate, or modify this realty action. In the absence of any adverse comments, the classification will become effective on June 7, 2005. Michael D. Nedd, State Director, Eastern States. [FR Doc. 05–6982 Filed 4–7–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–AG–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management Resource Management Plan Amendment (RMPA) and Environmental Assessment (EA) for Potential Reroute of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail in Hidalgo and Grant Counties, New Mexico Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The BLM Las Cruces Field Office is initiating the preparation of an RMPA which will include an EA for potential rerouting of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail in Hidalgo and Grant Counties in southwestern New Mexico. The RMPA will allow for selection of an alternate route for the Trail that will consider reducing mileage of the trail and reducing agency costs and timeframes associated with development of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. The public is invited to participate in the scoping process to identify issues and planning 19:00 Apr 07, 2005 Jkt 205001 Comments should be sent to the BLM Las Cruces Field Office, Attn. Mark Hakkila, 1800 Marquess, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88005. It is our practice to make Public comments, including names and street addressees of respondents, available for public review at the LCFO during regular business hours 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays, and may be published as part of the EA document. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name or street address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your written comment. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations and businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials or organizations or businesses, will be available for public inspection in their entirety. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Hakkila, Team Leader at (505) 525–4341 or by e-mail at mhakkila@nm.blm.gov. and hazardous materials specialists. Additional technical support will be provided by other specialists as needed. Dated: January 27, 2005. Edwin L. Roberson, Field Manager, Las Cruces. [FR Doc. 05–6977 Filed 4–7–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–VC–P ADDRESSES: The BLM selected a 130-mile corridor for the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail through the Mimbres Resource Management Plan (RMP), completed in 1993. The selected route goes from Antelope Wells, New Mexico on the south to the Continental Divide where it enters the Gila National Forest in the Burro Mountains on the north. Since completion of the Mimbres RMP, the Continental Divide Trail Alliance came into being as the main trail user advocacy group. The Alliance proposes to shorten the route so that hikers can start on the International boundary with Mexico north of the Big Hatchet Mountains. Additionally, the Gila National Forest has changed their selected route so that the Trail will exit the Burro Mountains at Engineer Canyon instead of along the Continental Divide. In order to select a route that meets these new criteria, the RMP must be amended. The RMPA/EA will be prepared by an interdisciplinary team of BLM resource specialists including realty, recreation, cultural, minerals, SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: [NM–030–1220–BZ] VerDate jul<14>2003 criteria to be considered in the development of the RMPA/EA. The BLM will maintain a mailing list of parties and persons interested in being kept informed about the RMPA/EA. DATES: Comments will be accepted for 30-days following publication of this notice. 18049 PO 00000 Frm 00094 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service Minerals Management Service Panel Discussion on Published Natural Gas Index Pricing Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Notice of panel discussion. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice announces a panel discussion regarding Published Natural Gas Index Pricing—A Panel Discussion on Current Issues. The panel will be held on April 26, 2005, in Houston, Texas. The intent of the panel discussion is to bring together some of the leading experts in gas marketing to provide information that will be helpful in answering the following question: Do the published natural gas price indices in the United States now have sufficient liquidity, transparency, and accuracy to truly represent the value of natural gas commodities in today’s marketplace? The MMS neither endorses nor opposes possible future use of published natural gas price indices as a basis for natural gas valuation for Federal royalties. This panel is being held in conjunction with the Seventh Annual Industry Awards Program, which honors exceptional mineral revenue reporting, commendable corporate leadership practices, and excellent safety records. Attendance at the panel discussion is free of charge. The cost of the awards program and luncheon is $50, and we encourage you to register and pay online by credit card for the awards program and luncheon. All attendees should register by Friday, April 15, 2005. Information about the event, registration, hotel reservations, and award selection criteria are available at the following Web site: http://www.mms.gov/awards. DATES: Tuesday, April 26, 2005. Panel hours are 8:30 a.m. to 11:15 a.m., central time. The awards program and luncheon is scheduled to begin at 11:30 a.m., central time. ADDRESSES: InterContinental Houston Hotel, 2222 West Loop-South, Houston, Texas, 77027, telephone (713) 627– 7600. E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[NM-030-1220-BZ]


Resource Management Plan Amendment (RMPA) and Environmental 
Assessment (EA) for Potential Reroute of the Continental Divide 
National Scenic Trail in Hidalgo and Grant Counties, New Mexico

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The BLM Las Cruces Field Office is initiating the preparation 
of an RMPA which will include an EA for potential rerouting of the 
Continental Divide National Scenic Trail in Hidalgo and Grant Counties 
in southwestern New Mexico. The RMPA will allow for selection of an 
alternate route for the Trail that will consider reducing mileage of 
the trail and reducing agency costs and timeframes associated with 
development of the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. The public 
is invited to participate in the scoping process to identify issues and 
planning criteria to be considered in the development of the RMPA/EA. 
The BLM will maintain a mailing list of parties and persons interested 
in being kept informed about the RMPA/EA.

DATES: Comments will be accepted for 30-days following publication of 
this notice.

ADDRESSES: Comments should be sent to the BLM Las Cruces Field Office, 
Attn. Mark Hakkila, 1800 Marquess, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88005.
    It is our practice to make Public comments, including names and 
street addressees of respondents, available for public review at the 
LCFO during regular business hours 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday 
through Friday, except holidays, and may be published as part of the EA 
document. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you 
wish to withhold your name or street address from public review or from 
disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this 
prominently at the beginning of your written comment. Such requests 
will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from 
organizations and businesses, and from individuals identifying 
themselves as representatives or officials or organizations or 
businesses, will be available for public inspection in their entirety.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Hakkila, Team Leader at (505) 
525-4341 or by e-mail at mhakkila@nm.blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM selected a 130-mile corridor for the 
Continental Divide National Scenic Trail through the Mimbres Resource 
Management Plan (RMP), completed in 1993. The selected route goes from 
Antelope Wells, New Mexico on the south to the Continental Divide where 
it enters the Gila National Forest in the Burro Mountains on the north. 
Since completion of the Mimbres RMP, the Continental Divide Trail 
Alliance came into being as the main trail user advocacy group. The 
Alliance proposes to shorten the route so that hikers can start on the 
International boundary with Mexico north of the Big Hatchet Mountains. 
Additionally, the Gila National Forest has changed their selected route 
so that the Trail will exit the Burro Mountains at Engineer Canyon 
instead of along the Continental Divide. In order to select a route 
that meets these new criteria, the RMP must be amended. The RMPA/EA 
will be prepared by an interdisciplinary team of BLM resource 
specialists including realty, recreation, cultural, minerals, and 
hazardous materials specialists. Additional technical support will be 
provided by other specialists as needed.

    Dated: January 27, 2005.
Edwin L. Roberson,
Field Manager, Las Cruces.
[FR Doc. 05-6977 Filed 4-7-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-VC-P