Call for Nominations for the Bureau of Land Management's California Desert District Advisory Council, 77180-77181 [E5-8029]

Download as PDF 77180 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 249 / Thursday, December 29, 2005 / Notices Percentage share Regional corporation Ahtna ............................................................................................................................................ Aleut ............................................................................................................................................. Arctic Slope .................................................................................................................................. Bering Straits ............................................................................................................................... Bristol Bay .................................................................................................................................... Calista .......................................................................................................................................... Chugach ....................................................................................................................................... Cook Inlet ..................................................................................................................................... Doyon ........................................................................................................................................... Koniag .......................................................................................................................................... NANA ........................................................................................................................................... Sealaska ...................................................................................................................................... 1.41538 4.36431 5.07850 8.98443 7.17430 17.45725 2.73467 8.15078 12.00348 4.40716 6.38041 21.84883 Share of 200,000-acre allocation 2,830.76 8,728.62 10,157.00 17,968.86 14,348.60 34,914.50 5,469.34 16,301.56 24,006.96 8,814.32 12,760.82 43,697.66 Total acres allocated under section 14(h)(8) 22,957.54 70,789.37 82,373.57 145,727.99 116,367.57 283,157.64 44,356.51 * 194,697.16 * 103,490.63 354,389.33 *Settled by legislation. Ramona Chinn, Deputy State Director, Division of Conveyance Management. [FR Doc. E5–8027 Filed 12–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [AK964–1410–HY–P; AA–6699–C, AA–6699– D, AA–6699–A2, AA–6699–B2, AA–6699–D2, AA–16169, AA–8101–1, AA–8101–5, AA– 74400, and AA–76461, ALA–6] Alaska Native Claims Selection AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, D. Kay Erben, Land Law Examiner, Branch of Adjudication II. [FR Doc. E5–8026 Filed 12–28–05; 8:45 am] DOI. Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance. wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES ACTION: SUMMARY: As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Shumagin Corporation. The lands are located in T. 51 S., R. 70 W., T. 52 S., R. 74 W., T. 53 S., R. 74 W., T. 53 S., R. 75 W., T. 52 S., R. 78 W., T. 54 S., R. 80 W., T. 50 S., R. 82 W., and T. 51 S., R. 83 W., Seward Meridian, Alaska, in the vicinity of Sand Point, Alaska, and contain approximately 24,626.58 acres. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Dutch Harbor Fisherman. DATES: The time limits for filing an appeal are: 1. Any party claiming a property interest which is adversely affected by the decision shall have until January 30, 2006, to file an appeal. 2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal. Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:56 Dec 28, 2005 Jkt 208001 CFR Part 4, Subpart E, shall be deemed to have waived their rights. ADDRESSES: A copy of the decision may be obtained from: Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7599. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: D. Kay Erben, by phone at (907) 271–4515, or by e-mail at kay_erben@ak.blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunication device (TTD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1– 800–877–8330, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to contact Mrs. D. Kay Erben. BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management Call for Nominations for the Bureau of Land Management’s California Desert District Advisory Council SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management’s California Desert District is soliciting nominations from the public for five members of its District Advisory Council to serve the 2007– 2009 three-year term. Council members provide advice and recommendations to BLM on the management of public lands in southern California. Nominations will be accepted through Wednesday, May 31, 2006. The three-year term would begin January 1, 2007. The five positions to be filled include: —One public-at-large —One environmental protection —One renewable resources (grazing interests) —Two elected officials representing county government PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The California Desert District Advisory Council is comprised of 15 private individuals who represent different interests and advise BLM officials on policies and programs concerning the management of 11.5 million acres of public land in southern California. The Council meets in formal session three to four times each year in various locations throughout the California Desert District. Council members serve without compensation except for reimbursement of travel expenditures incurred in the course of their duties. Members serve three-year terms and may be nominated for reappointment for an additional threeyear term. Section 309 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) directs the Secretary of the Interior to involve the public in planning and issues related to management of BLM administered lands. The Secretary also selects Council nominees consistent with the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), which requires nominees appointed to the Council be balanced in terms of points of view and representative of the various interests concerned with the management of the public lands. The Council also is balanced geographically, and BLM will try to find qualified representatives from areas throughout the California Desert District. The District covers portions of eight counties, and includes 10.4 million acres of public land in the California Desert Conservation Area and 300,000 acres of scattered parcels in San Diego, western Riverside, western San Bernardino, Orange, and Los Angeles Counties (known as the South Coast). Any group or individual may nominate a qualified person, based upon their education, training, and knowledge of BLM, the California Desert, and the issues involving BLMadministered public lands throughout E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 249 / Thursday, December 29, 2005 / Notices southern California. Qualified individuals also may nominate themselves. Nominations must include the name of the nominee; work and home addresses and telephone numbers; a biographical sketch that includes the nominee’s work and public service record; any applicable outside interests or other information that demonstrates the nominees qualifications for the position; and the specific category of interest in which the nominee is best qualified to offer advice and council. Nominees may contact the BLM California Desert District External Affairs staff at (909) 697–5220 or write to the address below and request a copy of the nomination form. All nominations must be accompanied by letters of reference from represented interests, organizations, members of the public, or elected officials supporting the nomination. Individuals nominating themselves must provide at least one letter of recommendation. Advisory Council members are appointed by the Secretary of the Interior, generally in late December or early January. Nominations should be sent to the District Manager, Bureau of Land Management, California Desert District Office, 22835 Calle San Juan De Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, California 92553. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. Doran Sanchez, BLM California Desert District External Affairs (951) 697–5220. Dated: November 3, 2005. Robert D. Roudabush, Acting District Manager. [FR Doc. E5–8029 Filed 12–28–05; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [ID 320 7122 EO 7979] DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Forest Service Notice of Availability of Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Smoky Canyon Mine, Panels F and G DOI Bureau of Land Management, Lead Agency; USDA Forest Service, Co-lead Agency; and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, Cooperating Agency. ACTION: Notice of Availability of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Smoky Canyon Mine, Panels F and G mine Expansion Project. wwhite on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCIES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:56 Dec 28, 2005 Jkt 208001 SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA, 102(2) (C)) and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, the USDOI Bureau of Land Management (Lead Agency) and the USDA Forest Service (Co-lead Agency) announce the availability of the DEIS for the Smoky Canyon Mine, Panels F and G mine expansion. DATES: The DEIS is now available for public review. Written and electronic comments regarding the DEIS should be submitted within 60 days of the date of publication of the EPA’s Notice in the Federal Register. Public meetings are currently scheduled at the following locations at the following times: Bureau of Land Management, 4350 Cliffs Drive, Pocatello, Idaho 83204; January 17, 2006; 7 p.m. Soda Springs, City Hall, 9 West 2nd South, Soda Springs, Idaho 83276; January 18, 2006; 7:30 p.m. Star Valley High School, 445 West Swift Creek Lane, Afton, Wyoming 83110; January 19, 2006; 7 p.m. These dates may be subject to change. Final dates will be announced in local newspapers two weeks prior. Dates can also be confirmed by contacting the BLM or CTNF as shown below. ADDRESSES: In addition to a mass mailing, the DEIS will be available at the Bureau of Land Management, Pocatello Field Office, 4350 Cliffs Drive, Pocatello, Idaho 83204, phone (208) 478–6340 and the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, Soda Springs Ranger District, 410 E. Hooper Ave, Soda Springs, Idaho 83276, phone (208) 547– 4356. It will also be available on the BLM Web site at http://www.id.blm.gov/ planning/scmdeis. Written comments can be sent to: Smoky Canyon Mine DEIS, C/O The Shipley Group, P.O. Box 2000, Bountiful, UT 84011–2000. Electronic comments can be sent to: scm_deis@contentanalysisgroup.com. The BLM and FS give reviewers notice that comments should be structured so that they are meaningful and alert the agencies to a reviewer’s position and contentions. It is very important that those interested in this proposed action participate by the close of the 60-day comment period for the DEIS so that substantive comments and objections are available to the BLM and FS to meaningfully consider them and respond to them in the final EIS. Individual respondents may request confidentiality for comments submitted. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77181 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bill Stout, Bureau of Land Management, phone (208) 478–6340; or Scott Gerwe, Caribou-Targhee National Forest, phone (208) 547–4356. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following information is provided as a convenient synopsis for the public. However, this synopsis is not a substitute for review of the complete DEIS. Commenters should review and consider the complete DEIS in providing comments regarding the proposed action. If there are any inconsistencies between this posting and the DEIS, the DEIS controls. The DEIS was prepared to assess the impacts of implementing a mine expansion at Smoky Canyon Mine, thus, disclosing those impacts to the public and agency decision makers. The proposed extension of mining operations, in Panels F and G, lies within the Caribou-Targhee National Forest, on surface administered by the FS and on Federal phosphate leases administered by the BLM under authority of the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920. Mining, as proposed, would take place on two Federal phosphate leases; I–27512 and I–01441 including a lease modification (enlargement) of I–27512. These leases are adjacent to the existing mine and were previously issued to Simplot by competitive bid in January of 2001 and October of 1950 respectively. The proposed action includes the construction of two pits, Panels F and G, and a haul road to transport ore and employees between the pits and existing facilities. Mining would take place over an estimated 14 year period, with an additional two years to complete final reclamation. The environmental impacts of the proposed action, six mining alternatives, one nomining alternative, and eight transportation alternatives are analyzed in the DEIS. Where necessary, site specific mitigation measures have been developed. The BLM Idaho State Director, or delegated official, will make a decision regarding approval of the proposed Mine & Reclamation Plan and the proposed lease modifications. Decisions will be informed by the EIS and any recommendations the FS may have E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 249 (Thursday, December 29, 2005)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E5-8029]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management


Call for Nominations for the Bureau of Land Management's 
California Desert District Advisory Council

SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management's California Desert District is 
soliciting nominations from the public for five members of its District 
Advisory Council to serve the 2007-2009 three-year term. Council 
members provide advice and recommendations to BLM on the management of 
public lands in southern California. Nominations will be accepted 
through Wednesday, May 31, 2006. The three-year term would begin 
January 1, 2007.
    The five positions to be filled include:

--One public-at-large
--One environmental protection
--One renewable resources (grazing interests)
--Two elected officials representing county government

    The California Desert District Advisory Council is comprised of 15 
private individuals who represent different interests and advise BLM 
officials on policies and programs concerning the management of 11.5 
million acres of public land in southern California. The Council meets 
in formal session three to four times each year in various locations 
throughout the California Desert District. Council members serve 
without compensation except for reimbursement of travel expenditures 
incurred in the course of their duties. Members serve three-year terms 
and may be nominated for reappointment for an additional three-year 
term.
    Section 309 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) 
directs the Secretary of the Interior to involve the public in planning 
and issues related to management of BLM administered lands. The 
Secretary also selects Council nominees consistent with the 
requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), which 
requires nominees appointed to the Council be balanced in terms of 
points of view and representative of the various interests concerned 
with the management of the public lands.
    The Council also is balanced geographically, and BLM will try to 
find qualified representatives from areas throughout the California 
Desert District. The District covers portions of eight counties, and 
includes 10.4 million acres of public land in the California Desert 
Conservation Area and 300,000 acres of scattered parcels in San Diego, 
western Riverside, western San Bernardino, Orange, and Los Angeles 
Counties (known as the South Coast).
    Any group or individual may nominate a qualified person, based upon 
their education, training, and knowledge of BLM, the California Desert, 
and the issues involving BLM-administered public lands throughout

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southern California. Qualified individuals also may nominate 
themselves.
    Nominations must include the name of the nominee; work and home 
addresses and telephone numbers; a biographical sketch that includes 
the nominee's work and public service record; any applicable outside 
interests or other information that demonstrates the nominees 
qualifications for the position; and the specific category of interest 
in which the nominee is best qualified to offer advice and council. 
Nominees may contact the BLM California Desert District External 
Affairs staff at (909) 697-5220 or write to the address below and 
request a copy of the nomination form.
    All nominations must be accompanied by letters of reference from 
represented interests, organizations, members of the public, or elected 
officials supporting the nomination. Individuals nominating themselves 
must provide at least one letter of recommendation. Advisory Council 
members are appointed by the Secretary of the Interior, generally in 
late December or early January.
    Nominations should be sent to the District Manager, Bureau of Land 
Management, California Desert District Office, 22835 Calle San Juan De 
Los Lagos, Moreno Valley, California 92553.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:  Mr. Doran Sanchez, BLM California 
Desert District External Affairs (951) 697-5220.

    Dated: November 3, 2005.
Robert D. Roudabush,
Acting District Manager.
[FR Doc. E5-8029 Filed 12-28-05; 8:45 am]
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