Notice of Realty Action; Non-Competitive Land Use Authorization for Public Lands in Yuba County, CA, 19203-19204 [E6-5477]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 71 / Thursday, April 13, 2006 / Notices of Fluid Minerals Adjudication, at 303– 239–3767. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lessee has agreed to the amended lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $10.00 per acre or fraction thereof, per year and 162⁄3 percent, respectively. The lessee has paid the required $500 administrative fee and $155 to reimburse the Department for the cost of this Federal Register notice. The lessee has met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in Section 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), and the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to reinstate lease COC64229 effective December 1, 2005, under the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. Dated: April 6, 2006. Milada Krasilinec, Land Law Examiner. [FR Doc. E6–5473 Filed 4–12–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CA–180–06–1430–EQ; CACA 46909] Notice of Realty Action; NonCompetitive Land Use Authorization for Public Lands in Yuba County, CA Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of realty action. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3 Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee has submitted a written proposal to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to utilize portions of the following described lands in Yuba County, California for the purposes of constructing and operating a training facility for heavy equipment operators: HSRObinson on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES T. 16 N., R. 5 E., Mount Diablo Meridian Sec. 27, Lots 4, 5, and 12, S1⁄2N1⁄2NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, S1⁄2NE1⁄4SW1⁄4. The BLM has reviewed the proposal and has determined that the land would be suitable for a non-competitive land use authorization under the provisions of Section 302 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act. DATES: Interested parties may submit comments in writing to BLM at the address below not later than May 15, 2006. ADDRESSES: Bureau of Land Management, Field Office Manager, Folsom Field Office, 63 Natoma Street, Folsom, CA 95630. VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:20 Apr 12, 2006 Jkt 208001 Jodi Lawson, Realty Specialist, at address given above, or by telephone at (916) 985–4474. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposal is to utilize 57 acres of public land for the construction and operation of an apprenticeship training center for heavy equipment operators. The training center would consist of two 2,400 square-foot stationary buildings, one for maintenance and one for equipment/vehicle washing; and five portable trailers that would serve as classrooms, a restroom, and an administrative building. The training center would require approximately 9,500 square feet of unpaved parking and unpaved roads connecting the parking area to Hammonton Road. Approximately 20 pieces of heavy equipment would be stored on-site within the unpaved parking area which would be fenced to control access and prevent unauthorized entry. The training center would provide training opportunities in 6-week classes with 20 students at a time. Students would be trained in the use of heavy equipment in rock, sand and gravel operations. The center would also offer 2-week classes for upgrading journeyman equipment operator’s skills. BLM has assessed the proposal and determined the proposed use would be in conformance with the Sierra Planning Area Management Framework Plan, under 43 CFR 1610.8. The site is suitable for the requested land use due to past industrial mining operations that has previously severely disturbed the environment on most of the site. A noncompetitive land use authorization may be employed due to the absence of any competitive interest past or present for use of the land for such a purpose. An environmental analysis was completed in connection with the proposal. The analysis indicated the project would have positive economic impacts and no significant environmental impacts. Yuba County, in which the area is located, is one of the more economically depressed counties in California. Nearly 21% of the county’s population lives below the poverty line and per capita income is one third less than the state average. Projects with positive economic impacts are highly sought after by local government. For this reason and others, the Yuba County Board of Supervisors supports the project and has passed two resolutions indicating their support of the project. Environmental impacts are benign due largely to the fact that the area in which heavy equipment would be FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 19203 operated has previously been mined. The land was mined by large gold dredges that literally turned the landscape upside down. On October 13, 2005 a public meeting was held in Marysville, California to discuss the project and the environmental assessment. The meeting was attended by over 120 people. Twenty-five speakers spoke in favor, one in opposition. One speaker spoke in favor but asked for minor amendments to the project specifications. Two current members of the Yuba County Board of Supervisors and one past board member made comments in favor of the project. Six written comments were provided to the BLM at the public meeting, all but one was in support. The letter of opposition was from Western Aggregates, L.L.C. a mining company with substantial interests in this area. The 45-day public comment period on the environmental assessment yielded five public comments. One was extensive and critical of the environmental assessment. It was provided by the attorney for Western Aggregates, L.L.C. A comment letter was received from the Corps of Engineers which pointed out their omission as an agency with an interest in the area, and a letter was received from the State of California indicating compliance with California State Clearinghouse procedures. The final two comment letters were from individuals supporting the project, though one letter requested certain mitigation measures. Following publication of this notice, and pursuant to the regulations at 43 CFR part 2920, BLM will accept for processing an application filed by the Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3 Joint Apprenticeship Training Center for a non-competitive land use authorization for the above described public land for use as proposed herein. Copies of the environmental analysis of this proposed action are available for review at the Folsom Field Office. Comments on BLM’s determination of the availability and suitability of the subject lands for the proposed use described herein and its decision to accept an application from the Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3 Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee for a non-competitive land use authorization may be submitted to the BLM at the address stated above within 30 days following publication of this notice. All comments will be evaluated by the BLM Folsom Field Office Manager prior to making a final decision on whether or not to authorize use of the property for a heavy equipment operator training area. E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1 19204 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 71 / Thursday, April 13, 2006 / Notices Dated: February 2, 2006. J. Anthony Danna, Deputy State Director, Natural Resources (CA–930). [FR Doc. E6–5477 Filed 4–12–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management Colorado: Filing of Plats of Survey HSRObinson on PROD1PC61 with NOTICES April 4, 2006. SUMMARY: The plats of survey of the following described land will be officially filed in the Colorado State Office, Bureau of Land Management, Lakewood, Colorado, effective 10 a.m., April 4, 2006. All inquiries should be sent to the Colorado State Office (CO– 956), Bureau of Land Management, 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, Colorado 80215–7093. The Plat (in two sheets) and field notes, of the dependent resurvey and surveys in Township 47 North, Range 4 West, New Mexico Principal Meridian, Colorado, requested by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, in order to identify the boundary of the Ute Mountain Ute lands for management purposes, was accepted October 3, 2005. The Supplemental Plat of Township 43 North, Range 7 West, New Mexico Principal Meridian, Colorado, creating Tract 51, in unsurveyed T. 43 N., R. 7 W., N.M.P.M., requested by the USFS, was accepted October 11, 2005. The Supplemental Plat of Township 1 North, Range 71 West, Section 17, Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado, which amends the erroneously numbered lot 107, as shown on the supplemental plat approved November 29, 1932, to lot 156, is based upon the supplemental plat approved November 29, 1932 and the dependent resurvey plat approved November 16, 1942, and was accepted November 1, 2005. The Supplemental Plat of Township 43 North, Range 10 West, New Mexico Principal Meridian, Colorado, creates new lots 4 through 9, in the SW1⁄4 of Sec. 25. This was requested by the U.S. Forest Service, Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, in a letter dated October 17, 2005, in order to facilitate a transfer of lands, with the Telluride Regional Airport Authority, and was accepted November 1, 2005. The Plat which includes the field notes, and is the entire record of this resurvey, of the survey of Section 13, in Township 40 North, Range 13 West, New Mexico Principal Meridian, Colorado, requested by the USFS to VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:20 Apr 12, 2006 Jkt 208001 assist with the completion of a land exchange, was accepted December 19, 2005. The Supplemental Plat of a portion of section 7, and the supplemental plat of a portion of section 20 in Township 1 North, Range 71 West, and the supplemental plat of a portion of section 24 in Township 1 North, Range 72 West, all of the Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado, requested by the Canon City Field Office Land Surveyor by memorandum dated November 8, 2005, were accepted January 18, 2006. The Plat and field notes, of the dependent resurvey and surveys in Township 48 North, Range 3 West, New Mexico Principal Meridian, Colorado, requested by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, in order to identify the boundary of Ute Mountain Ute lands for management purposes, was accepted January 25, 2006. The Plat and field notes, of the dependent resurvey and surveys in Sec. 24, township 49 North, Range 2 West, New Mexico Principal Meridian, Colorado, requested by the Chief of Resource Stewardship and Science, Curecanti National Recreation Area, National Park Service, in order to facilitate an exchange of the sub-surface rights to a parcel of land within the Dickerson Gravel Pit, was accepted February 15, 2006. The Plat and field notes, of the dependent resurvey and surveys in Section 4, Township 48 North, Range 4 West, New Mexico Principal Meridian, Colorado requested by a private party, through the National Park Service, by a proffer of monetary contribution dated March 25, 2005, to identify the north, south and west boundary of private Lot 11, in Section 4, T. 48 N., R. 4 W., was accepted February 21, 2006. The Plat which includes the field notes, and is the entire record of this resurvey, in Township 35 North, Range 18 West, New Mexico Principal Meridian, Colorado, requested by the BIA through the Ute Mountain Tribe, to identify lost corners and post boundaries of Ute Mountain Ute lands, was accepted March 16, 2006. The Plat, and field notes, of the dependent resurvey in Section 9, Township 11 South, Range 70 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Colorado requested by the Land Surveyor, Pike and San Isabel National Forests, in order to identify National Forest boundaries for a proposed timber sale in conjunction with the Hayman Fire Rehabilitation Project, was accepted March 17, 2006. The Plat, and field notes of the metesand-bounds survey in Township 5 South, Range 74 East, Sixth Principal PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Meridian, Colorado requested by the USFS, in a memorandum dated February 8, 2000, in conjunction with the City of Denver, Mountain Parks and Recreation Division, in order to facilitate the location of the boundaries of both agencies intermingled boundaries, and to further facilitate a land transaction between the two agencies, was accepted March 24, 2006. Randall M. Zanon, Chief Cadastral Surveyor for Colorado. [FR Doc. 06–3566 Filed 4–12–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [MT–926–06–1420–BJ–TRST] Montana: Filing of Plat of Survey Bureau of Land Management, Montana State Office, Interior. ACTION: Notice of filing of plat of survey. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will file the plat of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Montana State Office, Billings, Montana, (30) days from the date of publication in the Federal Register. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Harold M. Montoya, Cadastral Surveyor, Branch of Cadastral Survey, Bureau of Land Management, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana 59101–4669, telephone (406) 896–5124 or (406) 896– 5009. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This survey was executed at the request of the Bureau of Indian Affairs and was necessary to determine Individual and Tribal Trust lands. The lands we surveyed are: Principal Meridian, Montana T. 26 N., R. 46 E. The plat, in 1 sheet, representing the dependent resurvey of a portion of the 11th Guide Meridian East, through Township 26 North, a portion of the north boundary, a portion of the subdivisional lines, the adjusted original meanders of the former left bank of the Missouri River, downstream, through sections 1, 2, 10, and 11, a portion of the subdivision of sections 1 and 2, the subdivision of section 11, the adjusted 1986 representation of the 1908 meander of the left bank of the Missouri River, downstream, through the N1/ 2N1/2 of section 1, the adjusted 1986 meanders of the left bank of the Missouri River, downstream, through the E 1⁄2 of section 1 and certain division of accretion lines, and a portion of the E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 71 (Thursday, April 13, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 19203-19204]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-5477]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[CA-180-06-1430-EQ; CACA 46909]


Notice of Realty Action; Non-Competitive Land Use Authorization 
for Public Lands in Yuba County, CA

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of realty action.

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SUMMARY: The Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3 Joint Apprenticeship 
Training Committee has submitted a written proposal to the Bureau of 
Land Management (BLM) to utilize portions of the following described 
lands in Yuba County, California for the purposes of constructing and 
operating a training facility for heavy equipment operators:

T. 16 N., R. 5 E., Mount Diablo Meridian
    Sec. 27, Lots 4, 5, and 12, S\1/2\N\1/2\NE\1/4\SW\1/4\, S\1/
2\NE\1/4\SW\1/4\.

    The BLM has reviewed the proposal and has determined that the land 
would be suitable for a non-competitive land use authorization under 
the provisions of Section 302 of the Federal Land Policy and Management 
Act.

DATES: Interested parties may submit comments in writing to BLM at the 
address below not later than May 15, 2006.

ADDRESSES: Bureau of Land Management, Field Office Manager, Folsom 
Field Office, 63 Natoma Street, Folsom, CA 95630.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jodi Lawson, Realty Specialist, at 
address given above, or by telephone at (916) 985-4474.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposal is to utilize 57 acres of 
public land for the construction and operation of an apprenticeship 
training center for heavy equipment operators. The training center 
would consist of two 2,400 square-foot stationary buildings, one for 
maintenance and one for equipment/vehicle washing; and five portable 
trailers that would serve as classrooms, a restroom, and an 
administrative building. The training center would require 
approximately 9,500 square feet of unpaved parking and unpaved roads 
connecting the parking area to Hammonton Road. Approximately 20 pieces 
of heavy equipment would be stored on-site within the unpaved parking 
area which would be fenced to control access and prevent unauthorized 
entry.
    The training center would provide training opportunities in 6-week 
classes with 20 students at a time. Students would be trained in the 
use of heavy equipment in rock, sand and gravel operations. The center 
would also offer 2-week classes for upgrading journeyman equipment 
operator's skills.
    BLM has assessed the proposal and determined the proposed use would 
be in conformance with the Sierra Planning Area Management Framework 
Plan, under 43 CFR 1610.8. The site is suitable for the requested land 
use due to past industrial mining operations that has previously 
severely disturbed the environment on most of the site. A non-
competitive land use authorization may be employed due to the absence 
of any competitive interest past or present for use of the land for 
such a purpose.
    An environmental analysis was completed in connection with the 
proposal. The analysis indicated the project would have positive 
economic impacts and no significant environmental impacts.
    Yuba County, in which the area is located, is one of the more 
economically depressed counties in California. Nearly 21% of the 
county's population lives below the poverty line and per capita income 
is one third less than the state average. Projects with positive 
economic impacts are highly sought after by local government. For this 
reason and others, the Yuba County Board of Supervisors supports the 
project and has passed two resolutions indicating their support of the 
project.
    Environmental impacts are benign due largely to the fact that the 
area in which heavy equipment would be operated has previously been 
mined. The land was mined by large gold dredges that literally turned 
the landscape upside down.
    On October 13, 2005 a public meeting was held in Marysville, 
California to discuss the project and the environmental assessment. The 
meeting was attended by over 120 people. Twenty-five speakers spoke in 
favor, one in opposition. One speaker spoke in favor but asked for 
minor amendments to the project specifications. Two current members of 
the Yuba County Board of Supervisors and one past board member made 
comments in favor of the project. Six written comments were provided to 
the BLM at the public meeting, all but one was in support. The letter 
of opposition was from Western Aggregates, L.L.C. a mining company with 
substantial interests in this area.
    The 45-day public comment period on the environmental assessment 
yielded five public comments. One was extensive and critical of the 
environmental assessment. It was provided by the attorney for Western 
Aggregates, L.L.C. A comment letter was received from the Corps of 
Engineers which pointed out their omission as an agency with an 
interest in the area, and a letter was received from the State of 
California indicating compliance with California State Clearinghouse 
procedures. The final two comment letters were from individuals 
supporting the project, though one letter requested certain mitigation 
measures.
    Following publication of this notice, and pursuant to the 
regulations at 43 CFR part 2920, BLM will accept for processing an 
application filed by the Operating Engineers Local Union No. 3 Joint 
Apprenticeship Training Center for a non-competitive land use 
authorization for the above described public land for use as proposed 
herein. Copies of the environmental analysis of this proposed action 
are available for review at the Folsom Field Office.
    Comments on BLM's determination of the availability and suitability 
of the subject lands for the proposed use described herein and its 
decision to accept an application from the Operating Engineers Local 
Union No. 3 Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee for a non-
competitive land use authorization may be submitted to the BLM at the 
address stated above within 30 days following publication of this 
notice. All comments will be evaluated by the BLM Folsom Field Office 
Manager prior to making a final decision on whether or not to authorize 
use of the property for a heavy equipment operator training area.


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    Dated: February 2, 2006.
J. Anthony Danna,
Deputy State Director, Natural Resources (CA-930).
[FR Doc. E6-5477 Filed 4-12-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-40-P