Notice of Availability of the Draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the Ely Field Office, Nevada, 43902-43903 [05-14939]

Download as PDF 43902 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 145 / Friday, July 29, 2005 / Notices Dated: June 30, 2005. Hope Grey, Information Collection Clearance Officer, Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 05–15021 Filed 7–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management Notice of Availability of the Draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement for the Ely Field Office, Nevada Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) and under the authority of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), a Draft Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement (DRMP/EIS) has been prepared for public lands and resources administered by the Bureau of Land Management’s Ely Field Office. DATES: The comment period will end 120 days after the Environmental Protection Agency’s Notice of Availability is published in the Federal Register announcing the availability of this DRMP/EIS. Comments on the DRMP/EIS must be received on or before the end of the comment period at the address listed below. Public meetings will be held during the comment period. Public meetings will be held in Nevada in the cities of Ely, Caliente, Mesquite, Las Vegas, Reno, and Tonopah. Any other public involvement activities will be announced at least 15 days in advance through public notices, media news releases, newsletter mailings, and on the Ely RMP Web site at http:// elyrmp.ensr.com. Written comments should be sent to Ely RMP Team, BLM Ely Field Office, HC 33, Box 33500, Ely, Nevada 89301. Comments may also be sent by e-mail to elyrmp@blm.gov. Documents pertinent to the DRMP/EIS and written comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the Ely Field Office at the address above during regular business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Responses to the comments will be published as part of the Proposed Resource Management Plan/ Final Environmental Impact Statement. ADDRESSES: VerDate jul<14>2003 17:05 Jul 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 For further information and/or to have your name added to the mailing list contact Gene Drais, RMP Project Manager, at (775) 289–1880 or correspond by e-mail to elyrmp@blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Ely RMP planning area is located in eastern Nevada in Lincoln, Nye, and White Pine Counties. The planning area addressed in the RMP contains 11,400,000 acres of public lands administered by the BLM Ely Field Office and the Caliente Field Station. The DRMP/EIS focuses on the principles of multiple use and sustained yield as prescribed by Section 202 of the FLPMA. The following participated in development of the RMP as cooperating agencies with special expertise: Duckwater Shoshone Tribe; Ely Shoshone Tribe; Great Basin National Park; Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest; Lincoln County; Moapa Band of Paiutes; Nellis Air Force Base; Nevada Division of Minerals; Nevada Department of Transportation; Nevada Department of Wildlife; Nye County; Nevada State Historic Preservation Office; White Pine County; and Yomba Shoshone Tribe. The public is invited to review and comment on the range and adequacy of the draft alternatives and associated environmental effects. For comments to be most helpful, they should relate to specific concerns or conflicts that are within the legal responsibilities of the BLM and can be resolved in this planning process. The DRMP/EIS provides direction and guidance for the management of approximately 11,400,000 acres of public land located in Lincoln, Nye, and White Pine Counties in eastern Nevada. The DRMP/ EIS will replace the Schell and Caliente Management Framework Plans approved in 1983 and 1981, respectively, and the Egan Resource Management Plan approved in 1987. The public involvement and collaboration process implemented for this effort included six open houses during scoping; presentations to interested organizations upon their invitation; presentations to and suggestions from the Mojave Southern Great Basin and the Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Councils (RACs); and distribution of information via the Ely RMP website and periodic newsletters. A copy of the DRMP/EIS has been sent to individuals, agencies, and groups who requested a copy, or as required by regulation or policy. The DRMP/EIS considers and analyzes five (5) alternatives, including the No Action Alternative (Continuation of Existing Management), alternatives FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 that emphasize restoration of ecological systems, commodity production, and exclusion of permitted discretionary uses, and the BLM’s Preferred Alternative. These alternatives were developed based on public input including scoping (February through July 2003), numerous meetings with local, State, tribal, and Federal agencies (Cooperating Agencies), and informal meetings with interested organizations upon their request. The alternatives provide for an array of alternative land use allocations and variable levels of commodity production and resource protection and restoration. After comments are reviewed and any pertinent adjustments are made, a Proposed RMP and Final Environmental Impact Statement are expected to be available in the summer of 2006. The issues addressed in the formulation of alternatives include maintenance and restoration of resiliency to disturbed vegetation within the Great Basin, protection and management of habitats for special status species, upland and riparian habitat management, noxious and invasive plants, commercial uses (including livestock grazing, special recreation permits, mineral development, oil and gas leasing, rightsof-way and communication use areas), Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs), travel management, land disposal, and wild horses. The preferred alternative considers 3 existing ACECs totaling 212,500 acres and 18 proposed new ACECs totaling 135,400 acres and ranging in size from 40 acres to 26,200 acres. The following types of resource use limitations would apply to restrictions on locations of rights-of-way, off-highway vehicle use, mineral exploration or development, disposal of lands and livestock use. For detailed information, see Chapter 2.5.22 of the Draft RMP/EIS. 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 of organizations or businesses, will be available for public inspection in their entirety. Review copies of the DRMP/EIS are available at the following locations in and near the planning area: BLM Caliente Field Station BLM Elko Field Office E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 145 / Friday, July 29, 2005 / Notices BLM Ely Field Office BLM Las Vegas Field Office Ely Ranger District, Ely, Nevada Great Basin National Park Lincoln County Courthouse Lincoln County Public Library Nye County Courthouse Nye County Public Library White Pine County Courthouse White Pine County Public Library The DRMP/EIS and other associated documents may also be viewed and downloaded in PDF format at the Ely RMP Web site at http:// elyrmp.ensr.com. Gene A. Kolkman, Ely Field Office Manager, Nevada. [FR Doc. 05–14939 Filed 7–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [A–180–1430–EU: CACA 46353] Non-Competitive Sale of Public Lands, Tuolumne County, California Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of realty action. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes a direct (non-competitive) sale of approximately 1.59 acres of public land in Tuolumne County, California pursuant to Sections 203 and 209 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of October 21, 1976 (90 Stat. 2750–51; 43 U.S.C. 1713, and 90 Stat. 2757–58, 43 U.S.C. 1719), and the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act of July 25, 2000 (Pub. L., 106–248), at not less than appraised market value. The approved appraised market value has been determined to be $15,000.00 for approximately 1.59 acres. The following described public land has been determined to be suitable for direct (non-competitive) sale to Frank and Ana M. Rocha pursuant to Section 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA). This sale will resolve an inadvertent trespass by Frank Rocha. Mount Diablo Meridian T. 1 N., R. 14 E., Section 27, Lot 7 Containing 1.59 acres. For a period of 45 days from the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register, interested parties may submit comments pertaining to this action. The lands will not be offered for sale until at least 60 days after the date of publications of this notice in the Federal Register. DATES: VerDate jul<14>2003 17:05 Jul 28, 2005 Jkt 205001 Send written comments concerning the proposed sale to the Bureau of Land Management, 63 Natoma Street, Folsom, California 95630. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Additional information pertaining to the land sale, including relevant planning and environmental documentation, may be obtained from the Folsom Field Office at the above address. Jodi Lawson (916) 985–4474, is the BLM contact for this proposed sale. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The public land described in this notice has been determined to be suitable for direct (non-competitive) sale pursuant to Section 203 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA). The potential buyer of the parcel will make application under section 209 of FLPMA, to purchase the mineral estate along with the surface estate. BLM is disposing of this parcel because it is difficult and uneconomic to manage as part of the public lands of the United States. BLM is also proposing the sale to resolve an inadvertent trespass. This proposed sale is consistent with the Folsom Field Office Sierra Planning Area Management Framework Plan (July 1988), and the public interest will be served by offering the parcel for sale. The money from this sale will be used to purchase lands for the BLM, National Park Service, Forest Service, or Fish and Wildlife Service. Any available mineral interests would be conveyed simultaneously with the sale of the land. The mineral interests being offered for conveyance have no known mineral value. Acceptance of a direct sale offer will constitute an application for conveyance of those mineral interests. The applicant will be required to pay a $50.00 non-returnable filing fee for conveyance of the available mineral interests. The patent, when issued, will reserve a right-of-way thereon to Pacific Gas and Electric Power Company for a power transmission line constructed by the authority of the United States, Act of October 21, 19766 (43 U.S.C. 1701). The State Director, who may sustain, vacate, or modify this realty action, will review objections to the sale. If there are no objections, this proposal will become the final determination of the Department of the Interior. Publication of this notice in the Federal Register will segregate the public lands from appropriations under the public land laws, including the mining laws, pending disposition of this action, or 270 days from the date of publication of this notice, whichever occurs first. Pursuant to the application to convey ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 43903 the mineral estate, the mineral interests of the United States are segregated by this notice from appropriation under the public land laws, including the mining laws for a period of two years from July 29, 2005. Dated: May 4, 2005. D.K. Swickard, Folsom Field Manager. [FR Doc. 05–15042 Filed 7–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–AG–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation Nos. 731–TA–1092 and 1093 (Preliminary)] Diamond Sawblades and Parts Thereof From China and Korea Determination On the basis of the record 1 developed in the subject investigations, the United States International Trade Commission (Commission) determines, pursuant to section 733(a) of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1673b(a)) (the Act), that there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured 2 or threatened with material injury3 by reason of imports from China and Korea of diamond sawblades and parts thereof, provided for in subheading 8202.39.00 of the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States, that are alleged to be sold in the United States at less than fair value (LTFV). Pursuant to section 207.18 of the Commission’s rules, the Commission also gives notice of the commencement of the final phase of its investigations. The Commission will issue a final phase notice of scheduling, which will be published in the Federal Register as provided in section 207.21 of the Commission’s rules, upon notice from the Department of Commerce (Commerce) of an affirmative preliminary determination in the investigations under section 733(b) of the Act, or, if the preliminary 1 The record is defined in sec. 207.2(f) of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (19 CFR 207.2(f)). 2 Chairman Stephen Koplan, Commissioner Jennifer A. Hillman, and Commissioner Charlotte R. Lane determine that there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is materially injured by reason of imports of diamond sawblades and parts thereof from China and Korea. 3 Vice Chairman Deanna Tanner Okun, Commissioner Marcia E. Miller, and Commissioner Daniel R. Pearson determine that there is a reasonable indication that an industry in the United States is threatened with material injury by reason of imports of diamond sawblades and parts thereof from China and Korea. E:\FR\FM\29JYN1.SGM 29JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 145 (Friday, July 29, 2005)]
[Notices]
[Pages 43902-43903]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-14939]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management


Notice of Availability of the Draft Resource Management Plan and 
Environmental Impact Statement for the Ely Field Office, Nevada

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969 (NEPA) and under the authority of the Federal Land Policy and 
Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA), a Draft Resource Management Plan and 
Environmental Impact Statement (DRMP/EIS) has been prepared for public 
lands and resources administered by the Bureau of Land Management's Ely 
Field Office.

DATES: The comment period will end 120 days after the Environmental 
Protection Agency's Notice of Availability is published in the Federal 
Register announcing the availability of this DRMP/EIS. Comments on the 
DRMP/EIS must be received on or before the end of the comment period at 
the address listed below. Public meetings will be held during the 
comment period. Public meetings will be held in Nevada in the cities of 
Ely, Caliente, Mesquite, Las Vegas, Reno, and Tonopah. Any other public 
involvement activities will be announced at least 15 days in advance 
through public notices, media news releases, newsletter mailings, and 
on the Ely RMP Web site at http://elyrmp.ensr.com.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be sent to Ely RMP Team, BLM Ely 
Field Office, HC 33, Box 33500, Ely, Nevada 89301. Comments may also be 
sent by e-mail to elyrmp@blm.gov. Documents pertinent to the DRMP/EIS 
and written comments, including names and street addresses of 
respondents, will be available for public review at the Ely Field 
Office at the address above during regular business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 
4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Responses to the 
comments will be published as part of the Proposed Resource Management 
Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or to have 
your name added to the mailing list contact Gene Drais, RMP Project 
Manager, at (775) 289-1880 or correspond by e-mail to elyrmp@blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Ely RMP planning area is located in 
eastern Nevada in Lincoln, Nye, and White Pine Counties. The planning 
area addressed in the RMP contains 11,400,000 acres of public lands 
administered by the BLM Ely Field Office and the Caliente Field 
Station. The DRMP/EIS focuses on the principles of multiple use and 
sustained yield as prescribed by Section 202 of the FLPMA. The 
following participated in development of the RMP as cooperating 
agencies with special expertise: Duckwater Shoshone Tribe; Ely Shoshone 
Tribe; Great Basin National Park; Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest; 
Lincoln County; Moapa Band of Paiutes; Nellis Air Force Base; Nevada 
Division of Minerals; Nevada Department of Transportation; Nevada 
Department of Wildlife; Nye County; Nevada State Historic Preservation 
Office; White Pine County; and Yomba Shoshone Tribe.
    The public is invited to review and comment on the range and 
adequacy of the draft alternatives and associated environmental 
effects. For comments to be most helpful, they should relate to 
specific concerns or conflicts that are within the legal 
responsibilities of the BLM and can be resolved in this planning 
process. The DRMP/EIS provides direction and guidance for the 
management of approximately 11,400,000 acres of public land located in 
Lincoln, Nye, and White Pine Counties in eastern Nevada. The DRMP/EIS 
will replace the Schell and Caliente Management Framework Plans 
approved in 1983 and 1981, respectively, and the Egan Resource 
Management Plan approved in 1987.
    The public involvement and collaboration process implemented for 
this effort included six open houses during scoping; presentations to 
interested organizations upon their invitation; presentations to and 
suggestions from the Mojave Southern Great Basin and the Northeastern 
Great Basin Resource Advisory Councils (RACs); and distribution of 
information via the Ely RMP website and periodic newsletters. A copy of 
the DRMP/EIS has been sent to individuals, agencies, and groups who 
requested a copy, or as required by regulation or policy.
    The DRMP/EIS considers and analyzes five (5) alternatives, 
including the No Action Alternative (Continuation of Existing 
Management), alternatives that emphasize restoration of ecological 
systems, commodity production, and exclusion of permitted discretionary 
uses, and the BLM's Preferred Alternative. These alternatives were 
developed based on public input including scoping (February through 
July 2003), numerous meetings with local, State, tribal, and Federal 
agencies (Cooperating Agencies), and informal meetings with interested 
organizations upon their request. The alternatives provide for an array 
of alternative land use allocations and variable levels of commodity 
production and resource protection and restoration. After comments are 
reviewed and any pertinent adjustments are made, a Proposed RMP and 
Final Environmental Impact Statement are expected to be available in 
the summer of 2006.
    The issues addressed in the formulation of alternatives include 
maintenance and restoration of resiliency to disturbed vegetation 
within the Great Basin, protection and management of habitats for 
special status species, upland and riparian habitat management, noxious 
and invasive plants, commercial uses (including livestock grazing, 
special recreation permits, mineral development, oil and gas leasing, 
rights-of-way and communication use areas), Areas of Critical 
Environmental Concern (ACECs), travel management, land disposal, and 
wild horses.
    The preferred alternative considers 3 existing ACECs totaling 
212,500 acres and 18 proposed new ACECs totaling 135,400 acres and 
ranging in size from 40 acres to 26,200 acres. The following types of 
resource use limitations would apply to restrictions on locations of 
rights-of-way, off-highway vehicle use, mineral exploration or 
development, disposal of lands and livestock use. For detailed 
information, see Chapter 2.5.22 of the Draft RMP/EIS.
    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 of organizations 
or businesses, will be available for public inspection in their 
entirety.
    Review copies of the DRMP/EIS are available at the following 
locations in and near the planning area:

BLM Caliente Field Station
BLM Elko Field Office

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BLM Ely Field Office
BLM Las Vegas Field Office
Ely Ranger District, Ely, Nevada
Great Basin National Park
Lincoln County Courthouse
Lincoln County Public Library
Nye County Courthouse
Nye County Public Library
White Pine County Courthouse
White Pine County Public Library

    The DRMP/EIS and other associated documents may also be viewed and 
downloaded in PDF format at the Ely RMP Web site at http://
elyrmp.ensr.com.

Gene A. Kolkman,
Ely Field Office Manager, Nevada.
[FR Doc. 05-14939 Filed 7-28-05; 8:45 am]
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