Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Jack Morrow Hills Coordinated Activity Plan and Green River Resource Management Plan Amendment, Wyoming, 41234 [E6-11590]

Download as PDF 41234 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 139 / Thursday, July 20, 2006 / Notices The proposed exploration program is fully described, and will be conducted pursuant to an exploration plan to be approved by the Bureau of Land Management. The exploration plan, as submitted by Spring Creek Coal Company, is available for public inspection at the BLM, 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, Montana, during regular business hours (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Monday through Friday. Dated: June 7, 2006. Robert Giovanini, Acting Chief, Branch of Solid Minerals. [FR Doc. E6–11468 Filed 7–19–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WY–040–06–1610–DT] Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Jack Morrow Hills Coordinated Activity Plan and Green River Resource Management Plan Amendment, Wyoming AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Notice of availability. rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_1 ACTION: SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act and the National Environmental Policy Act, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the Jack Morrow Hills Coordinated Activity Plan (CAP) and Green River Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment. The ROD documents the BLM’s decision to approve a land use plan amendment that addresses approximately 585,000 acres of public land located in Sweetwater, Sublette, and Fremont counties in southwestern Wyoming. The JMH CAP/Green River RMP Amendment contains land-use plan decisions that supersede previous landuse planning decisions made in the Green River RMP and completes decisions deferred in the Green River RMP. The CAP/ROD went into effect on the date the Wyoming State Director signed the ROD. Publication of this NOA today announces and commences the 30-day appeal period for a project implementation included in the ROD. ADDRESSES: The ROD will be available electronically on the following Web site: http://www.wy.blm.gov/jmhcap. Copies of the Jack Morrow Hills CAP/ ROD are available for public inspection at the following BLM office locations: • Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:44 Jul 19, 2006 Jkt 208001 • 5353 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003. • Bureau of Land Management, Rock Springs Field Office, • 280 Highway 191 North, Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901. To request a copy of the ROD, please write or telephone the BLM contacts listed below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael R. Holbert, Field Manager, or Renee Dana, Jack Morrow Hills CAP Team Leader, Bureau of Land Management, Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Highway 191 North, Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901. Requests for a copy of the ROD may be sent electronically to: rock_springs_wymail@blm.gov with ‘‘JMH CAP’’ in the subject line. Mr. Holbert and Ms. Dana may be reached at (307) 352–0256. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Jack Morrow Hills CAP/ROD was developed with broad public participation through a 4-year collaborative planning process. The Jack Morrow Hills CAP/ROD is designed to achieve or maintain desired future conditions developed through the planning process. To meet the desired resource conditions, it includes a series of management actions for resources in the area including upland and riparian vegetation, wildlife habitats, heritage and visual resources, air quality, sensitive species, special management areas, livestock grazing, minerals including oil and gas, and recreation. In response to the 30 day protest period that ended on August 16, 2004, a total of 1,011 protests were received by BLM. The BLM reviewed and responded to all submittals. The ROD includes a decision regarding the implementation of the project that may be appealed in accordance with 43 CFR part 4. The 30-day appeal period will start on the date this Notice of Availability is published in the Federal Register. The JMH CAP and ROD modify existing special management areas and establish new ones. The JMH planning area includes five Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs) previously designated under the Green River RMP. Four of the designated five ACECs remain unchanged. The fifth, Steamboat Mountain ACEC, has been expanded by about 4,000 acres and includes the Indian Gap historic trail and key habitats types such as the rare sagebrush/scurfpea vegetation type. To protect important scientific values, the West Sand Dunes Archaeological District has been established as a new management area. 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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[WY-040-06-1610-DT]


Notice of Availability of the Record of Decision for the Jack 
Morrow Hills Coordinated Activity Plan and Green River Resource 
Management Plan Amendment, Wyoming

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
and the National Environmental Policy Act, the Bureau of Land 
Management (BLM) announces the availability of the Record of Decision 
(ROD) for the Jack Morrow Hills Coordinated Activity Plan (CAP) and 
Green River Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment. The ROD documents 
the BLM's decision to approve a land use plan amendment that addresses 
approximately 585,000 acres of public land located in Sweetwater, 
Sublette, and Fremont counties in southwestern Wyoming. The JMH CAP/
Green River RMP Amendment contains land-use plan decisions that 
supersede previous land-use planning decisions made in the Green River 
RMP and completes decisions deferred in the Green River RMP. The CAP/
ROD went into effect on the date the Wyoming State Director signed the 
ROD. Publication of this NOA today announces and commences the 30-day 
appeal period for a project implementation included in the ROD.

ADDRESSES: The ROD will be available electronically on the following 
Web site: http://www.wy.blm.gov/jmhcap.
    Copies of the Jack Morrow Hills CAP/ROD are available for public 
inspection at the following BLM office locations:
     Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office
     5353 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003.
     Bureau of Land Management, Rock Springs Field Office,
     280 Highway 191 North, Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901.
    To request a copy of the ROD, please write or telephone the BLM 
contacts listed below.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michael R. Holbert, Field Manager, or 
Renee Dana, Jack Morrow Hills CAP Team Leader, Bureau of Land 
Management, Rock Springs Field Office, 280 Highway 191 North, Rock 
Springs, Wyoming 82901. Requests for a copy of the ROD may be sent 
electronically to: rock_springs_wymail@blm.gov with ``JMH CAP'' in 
the subject line. Mr. Holbert and Ms. Dana may be reached at (307) 352-
0256.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Jack Morrow Hills CAP/ROD was developed 
with broad public participation through a 4-year collaborative planning 
process. The Jack Morrow Hills CAP/ROD is designed to achieve or 
maintain desired future conditions developed through the planning 
process. To meet the desired resource conditions, it includes a series 
of management actions for resources in the area including upland and 
riparian vegetation, wildlife habitats, heritage and visual resources, 
air quality, sensitive species, special management areas, livestock 
grazing, minerals including oil and gas, and recreation.
    In response to the 30 day protest period that ended on August 16, 
2004, a total of 1,011 protests were received by BLM. The BLM reviewed 
and responded to all submittals. The ROD includes a decision regarding 
the implementation of the project that may be appealed in accordance 
with 43 CFR part 4. The 30-day appeal period will start on the date 
this Notice of Availability is published in the Federal Register.
    The JMH CAP and ROD modify existing special management areas and 
establish new ones. The JMH planning area includes five Areas of 
Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs) previously designated under the 
Green River RMP. Four of the designated five ACECs remain unchanged. 
The fifth, Steamboat Mountain ACEC, has been expanded by about 4,000 
acres and includes the Indian Gap historic trail and key habitats types 
such as the rare sagebrush/scurfpea vegetation type.
    To protect important scientific values, the West Sand Dunes 
Archaeological District has been established as a new management area. 
So that the BLM may mange a portion of the public lands with important 
Native American cultural values, important watershed values, unique 
wildlife habitat, and feature crucial and overlapping big game habitat 
the Steamboat Mountain Management Area has been established.
    The Jack Morrow Hills CAP is essentially the same as the Proposed 
Plan in the Jack Morrow Hills CAP/FEIS published in July 14, 2004 (69 
FR 42201). No inconsistencies with State or local plans, policies, or 
programs were identified during the Governor's consistency review of 
the CAP/FEIS. As a result, only editorial modifications were made in 
the JMH CAP. These modifications correct and clarify errors that were 
noted during review of the CAP/FEIS and provide further clarification 
for some of the decisions.

    Dated: March 28, 2006.
Walter E. George,
Acting State Director.
 [FR Doc. E6-11590 Filed 7-19-06; 8:45 am]
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