Notice of Travel Restriction to Off-Road Vehicles, 20725 [E6-5992]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 77 / Friday, April 21, 2006 / Notices Classification Comments: Interested parties may submit comments involving the suitability of the land for a public safety training center. Comments on the classification are restricted to whether the land is physically suited for the proposal, whether the use will maximize the future use or uses of the land, whether the use is consistent with local planning and zoning, or if the use is consistent with State and Federal programs. The classification of the land described in this Notice will become effective 60 days from the date of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. The lands will not be offered for lease/conveyance until after the classification becomes effective. Application Comments: Interested parties may submit comments regarding the specific use proposed in the application and plan of development, whether the BLM followed proper administrative procedures in reaching the decision, or any other factor not directly related to the suitability of the land for a public safety training center. Any adverse comments will be reviewed by the State Director who may sustain, vacate, or modify this realty action. In the absence of any adverse comments, this realty action will become the final determination of the Department of the Interior. Dated: March 14, 2006. Frederic Marcell, Acting Assistant Field Manager, Division of Lands, Las Vegas, NV. [FR Doc. E6–5952 Filed 4–20–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [NV–010–06–1220–PA] Notice of Travel Restriction to OffRoad Vehicles Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of off-road vehicle (ORV), also referred to as off-highway vehicle (OHV), travel restriction to motorized use on public lands in the Elko Field Office, Spruce Mountain Area, Nevada Department of Wildlife Hunt Unit 105. AGENCY: Pursuant to 43 Code of Federal Regulations 8341.2, effective on publication of this Notice; off-road vehicles (ORV) travel is restricted to existing roads and two-tracks (approximately 850 miles) on public lands on and in the vicinity of Spruce Mountain, south of Wells, Nevada. The public lands affected by this restriction rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:21 Apr 20, 2006 Jkt 208001 are located in portions of T. 29 N., R. 64 E; T. 30 N., R. 63 thru 65 E.; and T. 31 thru 34 N., R. 62 thru 66 E., MDM, Elko County, Nevada. This notice also prohibits competitive events on public lands in the area. The purpose of this action is to protect important cultural resources and wildlife habitats. DATES: Effective Dates: This notice is effective immediately and shall remain in effect until BLM completes a land use plan revision (currently scheduled for 2009) and a Record of Decision. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clinton R. Oke, Assistant Field Manager, Non Renewable Resources, Elko Field Office. 3900 E. Idaho Street, Elko, Nevada, 89801, telephone (775)– 753–0200. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In 1985, the Wells and Elko Resource Management Plans (RMP) designated the majority of public lands managed by the BLM Elko Field Office as ‘‘open’’ to off-road vehicle use. Since that time, improvements to OHV and all-terrain vehicle design, capability, affordability and popularity have led to more numerous and widespread presence of these motorized vehicles. This increased use is creating adverse impacts to important cultural resources and wildlife habitat. The BLM Elko Field Office is seeking input from interested publics, organizations, and agencies for a Travel Management Plan for the Spruce Mountain Area, NDOW Hunt Unit 105. This Travel Management Plan will also have input from the Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory Council (RAC). Any travel limitations recommended will be considered in the Resource Management Plan (RMP) revision process. Maps of the travel restricted area are available for review at the above address. The purpose of the temporary travel restriction is to protect important cultural resources and wildlife habitat, and address imminent adverse impacts from ORV use off of existing roads and two-tracks. Authority: This notice issued under the authority of 43 CFR 8341.2. Violations of this restriction are punishable by a fine not to exceed $1,000 and/or imprisonment not to exceed 12 months as provided. Exemptions from this restriction will apply for BLM authorized permittees related to their ranching operations as described within the terms and conditions of their existing permits, official Nevada State and Elko County business and BLM law enforcement. The authorized officer may make other exemptions to the restrictions on a caseby-case basis. PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20725 Dated: February 23, 2006. Helen M. Hankins, Field Office Manager. [FR Doc. E6–5992 Filed 4–20–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CA–360–05–1220–DA] Notice of Interim Final Supplementary Rules on Public Lands in Shasta County, CA Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Interim Final Supplementary Rules for public lands within the Swasey Drive Planning Area, Redding Field Office, Redding, California. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Redding Field Office is publishing interim final supplementary rules applicable to public lands within the Swasey Drive Planning Area, as identified in the Swasey Drive Area Implementation Plan. The interim final supplementary rules will govern activities such as target shooting, motor vehicle use, and camping on public lands managed by the Redding Field Office. These interim final supplementary rules are needed to protect recreation opportunities, public health and safety, and cultural and natural resources in accordance with the Swasey Drive Area Implementation Plan/Environmental Assessment and Decision Record (DR) of September 2004. DATES: The interim final supplementary rules are effective April 21, 2006. We invite comments until June 20, 2006. ADDRESSES: Mail or hand deliver all comments concerning the interim final supplementary rules to the Bureau of Land Management, Redding Field Office, 355 Hemsted Drive, Redding, CA 96002; or you may access the Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Copies of the Swasey Drive Area Implementation Plan and Decision Record can be obtained at the BLM Redding Field Office, 355 Hemsted Drive, Redding, CA 96002, (530) 224– 2100. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William Kuntz, Outdoor Recreation Planner, Bureau of Land Management, Redding Field Office, 355 Hemsted Drive, Redding, CA 96002, phone (530) 224–2100 or by e-mail at wkuntz@ca.blm.gov. Internet access to E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 77 (Friday, April 21, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Page 20725]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-5992]


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DEPARTMENT OF INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[NV-010-06-1220-PA]


Notice of Travel Restriction to Off-Road Vehicles

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of off-road vehicle (ORV), also referred to as off-
highway vehicle (OHV), travel restriction to motorized use on public 
lands in the Elko Field Office, Spruce Mountain Area, Nevada Department 
of Wildlife Hunt Unit 105.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to 43 Code of Federal Regulations 8341.2, effective 
on publication of this Notice; off-road vehicles (ORV) travel is 
restricted to existing roads and two-tracks (approximately 850 miles) 
on public lands on and in the vicinity of Spruce Mountain, south of 
Wells, Nevada. The public lands affected by this restriction are 
located in portions of T. 29 N., R. 64 E; T. 30 N., R. 63 thru 65 E.; 
and T. 31 thru 34 N., R. 62 thru 66 E., MDM, Elko County, Nevada. This 
notice also prohibits competitive events on public lands in the area. 
The purpose of this action is to protect important cultural resources 
and wildlife habitats.

DATES: Effective Dates: This notice is effective immediately and shall 
remain in effect until BLM completes a land use plan revision 
(currently scheduled for 2009) and a Record of Decision.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Clinton R. Oke, Assistant Field 
Manager, Non Renewable Resources, Elko Field Office. 3900 E. Idaho 
Street, Elko, Nevada, 89801, telephone (775)-753-0200.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In 1985, the Wells and Elko Resource 
Management Plans (RMP) designated the majority of public lands managed 
by the BLM Elko Field Office as ``open'' to off-road vehicle use. Since 
that time, improvements to OHV and all-terrain vehicle design, 
capability, affordability and popularity have led to more numerous and 
widespread presence of these motorized vehicles. This increased use is 
creating adverse impacts to important cultural resources and wildlife 
habitat.
    The BLM Elko Field Office is seeking input from interested publics, 
organizations, and agencies for a Travel Management Plan for the Spruce 
Mountain Area, NDOW Hunt Unit 105. This Travel Management Plan will 
also have input from the Northeastern Great Basin Resource Advisory 
Council (RAC). Any travel limitations recommended will be considered in 
the Resource Management Plan (RMP) revision process. Maps of the travel 
restricted area are available for review at the above address.
    The purpose of the temporary travel restriction is to protect 
important cultural resources and wildlife habitat, and address imminent 
adverse impacts from ORV use off of existing roads and two-tracks.

    Authority: This notice issued under the authority of 43 CFR 
8341.2. Violations of this restriction are punishable by a fine not 
to exceed $1,000 and/or imprisonment not to exceed 12 months as 
provided.

    Exemptions from this restriction will apply for BLM authorized 
permittees related to their ranching operations as described within the 
terms and conditions of their existing permits, official Nevada State 
and Elko County business and BLM law enforcement. The authorized 
officer may make other exemptions to the restrictions on a case-by-case 
basis.

    Dated: February 23, 2006.
Helen M. Hankins,
Field Office Manager.
 [FR Doc. E6-5992 Filed 4-20-06; 8:45 am]
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