Temporary Emergency Road Closure, Sonoran Desert National Monument, AZ, 13861-13862 [E6-3902]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 52 / Friday, March 17, 2006 / Notices Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121–5206 (the Stafford Act), as follows: Assistance Grants; 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.) I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the State of Idaho, resulting from severe storms and flooding from December 30, 2005, through and including January 4, 2006, is of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant a major disaster declaration under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 5121–5206 (the Stafford Act). Therefore, I declare that such a major disaster exists in the State of Idaho. In order to provide Federal assistance, you are hereby authorized to allocate from funds available for these purposes such amounts as you find necessary for Federal disaster assistance and administrative expenses. You are authorized to provide Public Assistance in the designated areas and Hazard Mitigation throughout the State, and any other forms of assistance under the Stafford Act you may deem appropriate. Consistent with the requirement that Federal assistance be supplemental, any Federal funds provided under the Stafford Act for Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation will be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs. If Other Needs Assistance under Section 408 of the Stafford Act is later requested and warranted, Federal funding under that program will also be limited to 75 percent of the total eligible costs. Further, you are authorized to make changes to this declaration to the extent allowable under the Stafford Act. R. David Paulison, Acting Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E6–3893 Filed 3–16–06; 8:45 am] sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice that pursuant to the authority vested in the Acting Director, under Executive Order 12148, as amended, Dennis Hunsinger, of FEMA is appointed to act as the Federal Coordinating Officer for this declared disaster. I do hereby determine the following areas of the State of Idaho to have been affected adversely by this declared major disaster: Owyhee County for Public Assistance. All counties within the State of Idaho are eligible to apply for assistance under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. (The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund Program; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services Program; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance; 97.048, Individuals and Households Housing; 97.049, Individuals and Households Disaster Housing Operations; 97.050, Individuals and Households Program—Other Needs; 97.036, Public VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:52 Mar 16, 2006 Jkt 208001 BILLING CODE 9110–10–P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA–1604–DR] Mississippi; Amendment No. 13 to Notice of a Major Disaster Declaration Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice amends the notice of a major disaster for the State of Mississippi (FEMA–1604–DR), dated August 29, 2005, and related determinations. DATES: Effective Date: March 7, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Magda Ruiz, Recovery Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC 20472, (202) 646–2705. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Notice is hereby given that, in a letter dated March 7, 2006, the President amended the cost-sharing arrangements concerning Federal funds provided under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121–5206 (Stafford Act), in a letter to R. David Paulison, Acting Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security, as follows: I have determined that the damage in certain areas of the State of Mississippi resulting from Hurricane Katrina, from August 29–October 14, 2005, is of sufficient severity and magnitude that special costsharing arrangements are warranted regarding Federal funds provided under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121– 5206. Therefore, in order to support the completion of previously approved plans for the removal of debris covered by the Stafford Act, I amend my declarations of August 29, 2005, September 1, 2005, October 22, 2005, November 19, 2005, and December 21, 2005, to authorize Federal funds for debris removal and emergency protective measures (Categories A and B), including direct Federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program at 100 percent of total eligible costs through and including June 30, PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 13861 2006. Effective July 1, 2006, the Federal funding for debris removal and emergency protective measures (Categories A and B), including direct Federal assistance, under the Public Assistance program will be authorized at 90 percent of total eligible costs. Please notify Governor Barbour and the Federal Coordinating Officer of this amendment to my major disaster declaration. This cost share is effective as of the date of the President’s major disaster declaration. (The following Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Numbers (CFDA) are to be used for reporting and drawing funds: 97.030, Community Disaster Loans; 97.031, Cora Brown Fund Program; 97.032, Crisis Counseling; 97.033, Disaster Legal Services Program; 97.034, Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA); 97.046, Fire Management Assistance; 97.048, Individuals and Households Housing; 97.049, Individuals and Households Disaster Housing Operations; 97.050 Individuals and Households Program—Other Needs, 97.036, Public Assistance Grants; 97.039, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.) R. David Paulison, Acting Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security. [FR Doc. E6–3894 Filed 3–16–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9110–10–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [AZ–200–06–5230–PH–1000–241A] Temporary Emergency Road Closure, Sonoran Desert National Monument, AZ Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of temporary road closure. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This notice is to inform the public that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) intends to temporarily close an un-maintained, dirt-surfaced vehicle route in the Sonoran Desert National Monument to all travel by motor vehicles. The vehicle route affected by this temporary closure traverses public lands in T. 4 S., R. 2 W., sections 26, 27, and 35, and T. 5 S., R. 2 W., sections 2, 11, and 12 (Gila and Salt River Meridian) and is approximately 4.4 miles in length. The following persons, operating within the scope of their official duties, are exempt from the provisions of this closure: Employees of the BLM, Arizona Game and Fish Department, and local and Federal law enforcement and fire protection personnel. Access by additional parties may be allowed, but E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1 13862 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 52 / Friday, March 17, 2006 / Notices must be approved in advance in writing by the Sonoran Desert National Monument Manager. Any person who fails to comply with the provisions of this closure may be subject to penalties outlined in 43 CFR 8360.0–7. DATES: The closure will be in effect during the period March 17, 2006 through April 5, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Kelleher, Manager; Sonoran Desert National Monument; 21605 North 7th Avenue; Phoenix, AZ 85027; (623) 580–5500. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The temporary road closure will provide for the safety of BLM staff and volunteers engaged in reclamation work adjacent to the vehicle route, reduce exposure to the high volumes of dust generated by the passage of vehicles on this route, and assure that the reclamation work will not be outpaced by ongoing offhighway-vehicle (OHV) damage originating from this vehicle route. The temporary closure and reclamation work will allow for the reclamation of damage to soils and vegetation caused by OHV use, and for restoration of scenic values of the SNDM. The temporary closure will not restrict vehicle access to the eastern boundary of the North Maricopa Mountains Wilderness or to the Butterfield Trail. Prior to and during the closure, the closed route will be posted with signs advising of the purpose and duration of the closure and of the reclamation project. Dated: February 16, 2006. Karen Kelleher, Manager, Sonoran Desert National Monument. [FR Doc. E6–3902 Filed 3–16–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–32–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [NV–030–06–1232–EA–NV15] Temporary Closure of Public Lands During Competitive Special Recreation Permitted Events: Nevada, Carson City Field Office; Closure Number: NV–030– 06–002 Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Temporary closure of affected public lands in Lyon, Storey, Churchill, Carson, Douglas, Mineral, Washoe, Nye, Lincoln and Esmeralda Counties. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City Field Office, announces the temporary closure of selected public lands under its VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:52 Mar 16, 2006 Jkt 208001 administration in Lyon, Storey, Churchill, Carson, Douglas, Mineral, Washoe, and Nye Counties. By agreement with the Ely and Battle Mountain Field Offices the Tonopah Field Station and the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, those lands affected by the Vegas to Reno OHV Race in Lincoln, Nye and Esmeralda Counties are included in this closure. This action is taken to provide for public and participant safety and to protect adjacent natural and cultural resources during the conduct of permitted special recreation events. EFFECTIVE DATES: March through November 2006. Events may be canceled or rescheduled with short notice due to weather, sudden change in resource conditions, emergency actions, or at the discretion of the authorizing officer. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Fran Hull, Outdoor Recreation Planner, Carson City Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 5665 Morgan Mill Road, Carson City, Nevada 89701, Telephone: (775) 885–6161. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice applies to public lands directly affected by and adjacent to competitive special events for which a BLM Special Recreation Permit (SRP) has been authorized. Examples of events include: motorized Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) races, mountain bike races; horse endurance rides and dog trials. Race and ride events are conducted along dirt roads, trails, and washes approved for such use. One or more events occur monthly from March through November. Unless otherwise posted, race closure periods are from 5 a.m. race day until race finish or until the event has cleared between affected check point locations. Closures may occupy 2 to 24 hour periods. The general public will be advised of event and closure specifics via on-the-ground signage, public letters, e-mail, or local newspaper notices. The public may call to confirm or discuss closures at anytime prior to an announced event date. Locations commonly used for permitted events include, but are not limited to: 1. Lemmon Valley MX Area—Washoe Co., T. 21 N., R. 19 E., Sec. 8. 2. Hungry Valley Recreation Area— Washoe Co., T. 21–23 N., R. 20 E. 3. Pine Nut Mountains—Carson, Douglas & Lyon Counties: T. 11–16 N., R. 20–24 E. 4. Virginia City/Jumbo Areas—Storey and Washoe Counties: T. 16–17 N., R. 20–21 E. 5. Yerington/Weeks Areas—Lyon Co.: T. 12–16 N., R. 23–27 E. PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 6. Fallon Area (Including Sand Mtn.)—Churchill Co.: T. 14–18 N., R. 27–32 E. 7. Hawthorne Area—Mineral County: T. 5–14 N., R. 311⁄2–36 E. 8. Vegas to Reno OHV Race Route: Lincoln, Nye, Esmeralda, Mineral, Churchill, and Lyon Counties: From Maynard Lake to Dayton, Nevada— approximately 575 miles in the vicinity of Highway 95. Marking and effect of closure: BLM lands to be temporarily closed to public use include the length, width and certain lands adjacent to those roads, trails or areas identified as the race route or event area by colorful flagging, chalk arrows in the dirt and directional arrows attached to wooden stakes. The authorized applicants or their representatives are authorized and required to post warning signs, control access to, and clearly mark the event routes, common access roads and road crossings during closure periods. Spectator and support vehicles may be driven on open roads only. Spectators may observe motorized race events from specified locations (such as designated spectator, pit and check point areas) or as directed by event and agency officials. Other permitted and recreational uses generally affected by a Temporary Closure include: Road and trail uses for livestock management and mineral exploration, utility maintenance, casual public land exploration, camping, hunting, or shooting of any kind of weapon including paint ball. Exceptions: Closure restrictions do not apply to race officials, medical/ rescue, law enforcement, and agency personnel monitoring the events. Authority: 43 CFR 8364.1 and 43 CFR, part 2930. Penalties. Any person failing to comply with the closure orders may be subject to imprisonment for not more than 12 months, or a fine in accordance with the applicable provisions of 18 U.S.C. 3571, or both. Dated: February 16, 2006. Donald T. Hicks, Manager, Carson City Field Office. [FR Doc. E6–3904 Filed 3–16–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P E:\FR\FM\17MRN1.SGM 17MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 52 (Friday, March 17, 2006)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[AZ-200-06-5230-PH-1000-241A]


Temporary Emergency Road Closure, Sonoran Desert National 
Monument, AZ

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of temporary road closure.

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SUMMARY: This notice is to inform the public that the Bureau of Land 
Management (BLM) intends to temporarily close an un-maintained, dirt-
surfaced vehicle route in the Sonoran Desert National Monument to all 
travel by motor vehicles. The vehicle route affected by this temporary 
closure traverses public lands in T. 4 S., R. 2 W., sections 26, 27, 
and 35, and T. 5 S., R. 2 W., sections 2, 11, and 12 (Gila and Salt 
River Meridian) and is approximately 4.4 miles in length. The following 
persons, operating within the scope of their official duties, are 
exempt from the provisions of this closure: Employees of the BLM, 
Arizona Game and Fish Department, and local and Federal law enforcement 
and fire protection personnel. Access by additional parties may be 
allowed, but

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must be approved in advance in writing by the Sonoran Desert National 
Monument Manager. Any person who fails to comply with the provisions of 
this closure may be subject to penalties outlined in 43 CFR 8360.0-7.

DATES: The closure will be in effect during the period March 17, 2006 
through April 5, 2006.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Kelleher, Manager; Sonoran 
Desert National Monument; 21605 North 7th Avenue; Phoenix, AZ 85027; 
(623) 580-5500.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The temporary road closure will provide for 
the safety of BLM staff and volunteers engaged in reclamation work 
adjacent to the vehicle route, reduce exposure to the high volumes of 
dust generated by the passage of vehicles on this route, and assure 
that the reclamation work will not be outpaced by ongoing off-highway-
vehicle (OHV) damage originating from this vehicle route. The temporary 
closure and reclamation work will allow for the reclamation of damage 
to soils and vegetation caused by OHV use, and for restoration of 
scenic values of the SNDM. The temporary closure will not restrict 
vehicle access to the eastern boundary of the North Maricopa Mountains 
Wilderness or to the Butterfield Trail. Prior to and during the 
closure, the closed route will be posted with signs advising of the 
purpose and duration of the closure and of the reclamation project.

    Dated: February 16, 2006.
Karen Kelleher,
Manager, Sonoran Desert National Monument.
[FR Doc. E6-3902 Filed 3-16-06; 8:45 am]
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