Temporary Closure of Selected Public Lands in La Paz County, AZ, During the Operation of the 2006 Parket 250 and Parket 425 Desert Races, 72312-72313 [E5-6773]

Download as PDF 72312 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 231 / Friday, December 2, 2005 / Notices New Mexico Principal Meridian DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Rio Arriba County T. 23 N., R. 10 E., Section 28, lot 19. The area described (NM–109938) contains 1.21 acres, more or less. The market value for this land utilizing direct sales procedures, at not less than the appraised fair market value, is determined to be $8,470.00. The patent, when issued, will contain a reservation to the United States for ditches and canals under the Act of March 30, 1890 and a reservation for all minerals. New Mexico Principal Meridian Santa Fe County T. 20 N., R. 9 E., Section 3, lot 6. The area described (NM–107550) contains 0.50 acres, more or less. The market value for utilizing direct sales procedures at not less than the appraised fair market value is determined to be $28,000.00. The two parcels are being offered by direct sale to The Heirs of Benerito Ortega (NM–109938) of Rio Arriba County and Joseph Chipman (NM– 107550) of Santa Fe County, New Mexico, under the authority of 43 CFR 2711.3–3, based on historic use and added improvements. Both of the parcels of land have been used as residences for many years as home sites. Failure or refusal by the Heirs of Benerito Ortega and/or Joseph Chipman to submit the required fair market appraisal amount within 180 days of the sale of the land will constitute a waiver of this preference consideration and this land may be offered for sale on a competitive or modified competitive basis. Upon publication of this notice in the Federal Register, the land described above will be segregated from appropriation under the public land laws, including the general mining laws. The segregation will end upon issuance of patent or 270 days from the date of publication, whichever occurs first. Comments must be received by the BLM Taos Field Manager, Taos Field Office, at the address stated above, on or before the date stated above. Any adverse comments will be reviewed by the Taos Field Manager, who may sustain, vacate or modify this realty action. In the absence of any objects, or adverse comments, this proposed realty action will become final determination of the Department of the Interior. Authority for this proposed direct sale is found in 43 CFR subpart 2710, subpart 2711.3–3. Sam DesGeorges, Field Office Manager. [FR Doc. E5–6776 Filed 12–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–FB–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:11 Dec 01, 2005 Jkt 205001 Bureau of Land Management [AZ–330–06–1232–EA, AZ–SRP–330–06–01 and AZ–SRP–330–06–02] Temporary Closure of Selected Public Lands in La Paz County, AZ, During the Operation of the 2006 Parket 250 and Parket 425 Desert Races Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Temporary closure of selected public lands in La Paz County, Arizona, during the operation of the 2006 Parker 250 and Parker 425 Desert Races. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lake Havasu Field Office announces the temporary closure of selected public lands under its administration in La Paz County, Arizona. This action is being taken to help ensure public safety and prevent unnecessary environmental degradation during the officially permitted running of the 2006 Parker 250, and the 2006 Parker 425 Desert Races. Areas subject to this closure include all public land, including county maintained roads and highways located on public lands, that are located within two miles of the designated racecourse. The racecourse and closure areas are described in the Supplementary Information section of this notice. Maps of the designated racecourse are maintained in the Bureau of Land Management Lake Havasu Field Office, 2610 Sweetwater Avenue, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86406. EVENT DATES: Parker 250 on January 7, 2006, and Parker 425 on February 4, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bryan Pittman, Field Staff Law Enforcement Ranger, BLM Lake Havasu Field Office, 2610 Sweetwater Avenue, Lake Havasu City, Arizona 86406, (928) 505–1200. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description of Race Course Closed Area Beginning at the eastern boundary of the Colorado River Indian Tribe (CRIT) Reservation, the course runs east along Shea Road, then east along the ParkerSwansea Road to the Central Arizona Project Canal (CAP), then north on the west side of the CAP Canal, crossing the canal on the county-maintained road, running northeast into Mineral Wash Canyon, then southeast on the countymaintained road, through the fourcorners intersection to Midway, then east on Transmission Pass Road, through State Trust lands located in Butler Valley, turning north into PO 00000 Frm 00030 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Cunningham Wash to North Tank; continuing back south to the Transmission Pass Road and east (reentering public land) within two miles of Alamo Dam Road. The course turns south and west onto the wooden power line road, onto the State Trust lands in Butler Valley, turning southwest into Cunningham Wash to the Graham Well, intersecting Butler Valley Road, then north and west onto public lands proceeding west to the ‘‘Bouse Y’’ intersection, located two miles north of Bouse, Arizona. The course then proceeds north, paralleling the Bouse-Midway Road to the Midway Pit. From Midway, it goes west on the north boundary road of the East Cactus Plain Wilderness Area to ParkerSwansea Road. The course then goes west in Osborne Wash, south of the Parker-Swansea Road to the CAP Canal, along the north boundary of the Cactus Plain Wilderness Study Area, staying in Osborne Wash, it proceeds west in Osborne Wash to the CRIT Reservation boundary. Times of the Temporary Land Closure The Parker 250 Desert Race closure is in effect from 2 p.m. (MST) on Friday, January 06, 2006, through 6 p.m. (MST) on Saturday, January 7, 2006. Parker 425 Desert Race closure is in effect from 2 p.m. (MST) on Friday, February 3, 2005, through 11:59 p.m. (MST) on Saturday, February 4, 2006. Prohibited Acts The following acts are prohibited during the temporary land closure: 1. Being present on, or driving on, the designated racecourse. This does NOT apply to race participants, race officials, or emergency vehicles authorized by or operated by local, State and Federal government agencies. Emergency medical response shall only be conducted by personnel and vehicles operating under the guidance of La Paz County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) or the Arizona Department of Health Sciences. These EMS vehicles may also be on the course to serve emergency medical needs. 2. Vehicle parking or stopping in areas affected by the closure, except where such is specifically allowed (designated spectator areas). 3. Camping in any area, except in the designated spectator areas. 4. Discharge of firearms. 5. Possession or use of any fireworks. 6. Cutting or collecting firewood of any kind, including dead and down wood or other vegetative material. 7. Operating any vehicle (except registered race vehicles), including offhighway vehicles, not registered and E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 231 / Friday, December 2, 2005 / Notices equipped for street and highway operation. 8. Operating any vehicle in the area of the closure at a speed of more than 35 mph. This does not apply to registered race vehicles during the race, while on the designated racecourse. 9. Failure to obey any official sign posted by the Bureau of Land Management, LaPaz County, or the race promoter. Violations will be enforced under applicable State and Federal Statutes. 10. Parking any vehicle in a manner that obstructs or impedes normal traffic movement. 11. Failure to obey any person authorized to direct traffic, including law enforcement officers, BLM officials and designated race officials. 12. Failure to observe Spectator Area quiet hours of 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. 13. Failure to keep campsite or race viewing site free of trash and litter. 14. Allowing any pet or other animal to be unrestrained by a leash of not more than 6 feet in length. The above restrictions do not apply to emergency vehicles owned by the United States, the State of Arizona, or La Paz County. Emergency medical response shall only be conducted by personnel and vehicles operating under applicable Federal, State or local jurisdictions. Authority for closure of public lands is found in 43 CFR 8340, subpart 8341; 43 CFR 8360, Subpart 8364.1; 43 CFR subpart 9268 and 43 CFR 2930. Persons who violate this closure order are subject to arrest, and upon conviction may be fined not more than $100,000 and/or imprisoned for not more than 12 months. Timothy Z. Smith, Field Manager, BLM Lake Havasu Field Office. [FR Doc. E5–6773 Filed 12–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CA–330–1220–MA] Notice of Temporary Restriction Order AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Arcata Field Office will establish temporary restrictions pursuant to the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 43, Subpart 8364.1 to effectively implement interim management guidelines for certain BLM-administered public lands hereafter referred to as ‘‘Ma-le’l Dunes’’, VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:11 Dec 01, 2005 Jkt 205001 located in Township 6 North, Range 1 West, portions of Sections 26, 27, 34, and 35, Humboldt County, California. Ma-le’l Dunes consists of approximately 150 acres and is located along the coastline nearly two miles west of Arcata, CA. These restrictions are needed on a temporary basis until a Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment, beginning in 2008, is completed for the area. The area is now open to dispersed recreation uses with an emphasis placed on accommodating pedestrian and equestrian access to the coastline. The temporary restrictions are as follows: The parking/picnic area will be closed to vehicles from one hour after sunset to sunrise; Equestrian use will be allowed on designated trails and the waveslope; Pedestrian use will be allowed on designated trails, open sandy areas, and the waveslope; Dogs must be leashed in the developed recreation site (parking/ picnic area); otherwise dogs will be allowed off-leash consistent with the Humboldt County ordinance; Group camping will be allowed on a case by case basis under Special Recreation Permit guidelines. Criteria for determining permit issuance include: (1) Size of group, (2) number of permits per month, (3) purpose of event (does it benefit the overall community in some way). Additional criteria may be developed as an adaptive management measure; Vegetative gathering for personal use will be allowed from May to November along designated trails. Off-trail gathering will require a permit during this same time period; Fires will be allowed in designated sites (fire rings) only; The area will be open to day use, from sunrise to one hour after sunset. Overnight camping will not be allowed except by permit. Employees, agents and permitees of the BLM may be exempt from these restrictions for administrative and emergency purposes only. Penalties include a fine not to exceed $1,000 and/or imprisonment not to exceed 12 months. These restrictions are necessary to (1) Protect aquatic and terrestrial species from the effects of unregulated impacts, (2) ensure public safety, (3) reduce the potential for wildfires in this wildland urban interface, and (4) minimize inadvertent trespass onto adjoining private property. They will remain in effect until a formal planning process, with full public participation, is completed. DATES: These restrictions will be effective once they are posted at the PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 72313 designated site location and BLM Arcata Field Office. ADDRESSES: Maps and supporting documentation are available for review at the following location: Bureau of Land Management, Arcata Field Office, 1695 Heindon Road, Arcata, CA 95521. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynda J. Roush, BLM, Arcata Field Manager, 1695 Heindon Road, Arcata, CA 95521. Ms. Roush may also be contacted by telephone: (707) 825–2300. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM recently acquired this 38-acre parcel adjacent to its existing 112 acres and developed a parking and picnic area to accommodate an increased demand for pedestrian and equestrian access to the beach. The anticipated increased visitor use will have unacceptable adverse impacts on significant resource values, including impacts on endangered plant species, if temporary restrictions are not initiated. By taking this interim action, BLM provides responsible public access and recreation uses, while contributing to the conservation of two endangered species in accordance with Section 7(a)(1) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA), 16 U.S.C 1536(a)(1). These restrictions will be posted in the BLM Arcata Field Office and at places near and/or within the affected public lands. Lynda J. Roush, Arcata Field Manager. [FR Doc. E5–6770 Filed 12–1–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [ES–960–1420–BJ–TRST; Group No. 174, Minnesota] Eastern States: Filing of Plat of Survey Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Filing of Plat of Survey; Minnesota. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plat of survey of the lands described below in the BLM-Eastern States, Springfield, Virginia, 30 calendar days from the date of publication in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Land Management, 7450 Boston Boulevard, Springfield, Virginia 22153. Attn: Cadastral Survey. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This survey was requested by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The lands we surveyed are: E:\FR\FM\02DEN1.SGM 02DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[AZ-330-06-1232-EA, AZ-SRP-330-06-01 and AZ-SRP-330-06-02]


 Temporary Closure of Selected Public Lands in La Paz County, AZ, 
During the Operation of the 2006 Parket 250 and Parket 425 Desert Races

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Temporary closure of selected public lands in La Paz County, 
Arizona, during the operation of the 2006 Parker 250 and Parker 425 
Desert Races.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Lake Havasu Field Office 
announces the temporary closure of selected public lands under its 
administration in La Paz County, Arizona. This action is being taken to 
help ensure public safety and prevent unnecessary environmental 
degradation during the officially permitted running of the 2006 Parker 
250, and the 2006 Parker 425 Desert Races. Areas subject to this 
closure include all public land, including county maintained roads and 
highways located on public lands, that are located within two miles of 
the designated racecourse. The racecourse and closure areas are 
described in the Supplementary Information section of this notice. Maps 
of the designated racecourse are maintained in the Bureau of Land 
Management Lake Havasu Field Office, 2610 Sweetwater Avenue, Lake 
Havasu City, AZ 86406.

Event Dates: Parker 250 on January 7, 2006, and Parker 425 on February 
4, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bryan Pittman, Field Staff Law 
Enforcement Ranger, BLM Lake Havasu Field Office, 2610 Sweetwater 
Avenue, Lake Havasu City, Arizona 86406, (928) 505-1200.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Description of Race Course Closed Area

    Beginning at the eastern boundary of the Colorado River Indian 
Tribe (CRIT) Reservation, the course runs east along Shea Road, then 
east along the Parker-Swansea Road to the Central Arizona Project Canal 
(CAP), then north on the west side of the CAP Canal, crossing the canal 
on the county-maintained road, running northeast into Mineral Wash 
Canyon, then southeast on the county-maintained road, through the four-
corners intersection to Midway, then east on Transmission Pass Road, 
through State Trust lands located in Butler Valley, turning north into 
Cunningham Wash to North Tank; continuing back south to the 
Transmission Pass Road and east (reentering public land) within two 
miles of Alamo Dam Road. The course turns south and west onto the 
wooden power line road, onto the State Trust lands in Butler Valley, 
turning southwest into Cunningham Wash to the Graham Well, intersecting 
Butler Valley Road, then north and west onto public lands proceeding 
west to the ``Bouse Y'' intersection, located two miles north of Bouse, 
Arizona. The course then proceeds north, paralleling the Bouse-Midway 
Road to the Midway Pit. From Midway, it goes west on the north boundary 
road of the East Cactus Plain Wilderness Area to Parker-Swansea Road. 
The course then goes west in Osborne Wash, south of the Parker-Swansea 
Road to the CAP Canal, along the north boundary of the Cactus Plain 
Wilderness Study Area, staying in Osborne Wash, it proceeds west in 
Osborne Wash to the CRIT Reservation boundary.

Times of the Temporary Land Closure

    The Parker 250 Desert Race closure is in effect from 2 p.m. (MST) 
on Friday, January 06, 2006, through 6 p.m. (MST) on Saturday, January 
7, 2006. Parker 425 Desert Race closure is in effect from 2 p.m. (MST) 
on Friday, February 3, 2005, through 11:59 p.m. (MST) on Saturday, 
February 4, 2006.

Prohibited Acts

    The following acts are prohibited during the temporary land 
closure:
    1. Being present on, or driving on, the designated racecourse. This 
does NOT apply to race participants, race officials, or emergency 
vehicles authorized by or operated by local, State and Federal 
government agencies. Emergency medical response shall only be conducted 
by personnel and vehicles operating under the guidance of La Paz County 
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) or the Arizona Department of Health 
Sciences. These EMS vehicles may also be on the course to serve 
emergency medical needs.
    2. Vehicle parking or stopping in areas affected by the closure, 
except where such is specifically allowed (designated spectator areas).
    3. Camping in any area, except in the designated spectator areas.
    4. Discharge of firearms.
    5. Possession or use of any fireworks.
    6. Cutting or collecting firewood of any kind, including dead and 
down wood or other vegetative material.
    7. Operating any vehicle (except registered race vehicles), 
including off-highway vehicles, not registered and

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equipped for street and highway operation.
    8. Operating any vehicle in the area of the closure at a speed of 
more than 35 mph. This does not apply to registered race vehicles 
during the race, while on the designated racecourse.
    9. Failure to obey any official sign posted by the Bureau of Land 
Management, LaPaz County, or the race promoter. Violations will be 
enforced under applicable State and Federal Statutes.
    10. Parking any vehicle in a manner that obstructs or impedes 
normal traffic movement.
    11. Failure to obey any person authorized to direct traffic, 
including law enforcement officers, BLM officials and designated race 
officials.
    12. Failure to observe Spectator Area quiet hours of 10 p.m. to 6 
a.m.
    13. Failure to keep campsite or race viewing site free of trash and 
litter.
    14. Allowing any pet or other animal to be unrestrained by a leash 
of not more than 6 feet in length.
    The above restrictions do not apply to emergency vehicles owned by 
the United States, the State of Arizona, or La Paz County. Emergency 
medical response shall only be conducted by personnel and vehicles 
operating under applicable Federal, State or local jurisdictions. 
Authority for closure of public lands is found in 43 CFR 8340, subpart 
8341; 43 CFR 8360, Subpart 8364.1; 43 CFR subpart 9268 and 43 CFR 2930. 
Persons who violate this closure order are subject to arrest, and upon 
conviction may be fined not more than $100,000 and/or imprisoned for 
not more than 12 months.

Timothy Z. Smith,
Field Manager, BLM Lake Havasu Field Office.
 [FR Doc. E5-6773 Filed 12-1-05; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-22-P