Notice of Availability of the Ring of Fire Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement, 50452-50454 [E6-14209]

Download as PDF 50452 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 165 / Friday, August 25, 2006 / Notices TABLE 1.—UNCONTRACTED M&I WATER Amount in acrefeet per year State of Arizona entity State of Arizona entity Amount in acrefeet per year Town of Superior ................................................................... Cave Creek Water Company ................................................ Chaparral Water Company ................................................... Town of El Mirage ................................................................. City of Goodyear ................................................................... H2O Water Company ............................................................ City of Mesa .......................................................................... City of Peoria ......................................................................... City of Scottsdale .................................................................. AVRA Cooperative ................................................................ 285 806 1,931 508 7,211 147 7,115 5,527 2,981 808 City of Chandler ................................................................... Del Lago (Vail) Water Company ......................................... City of Glendale ................................................................... Community Water Company of Green Valley ..................... Metropolitan Domestic Water Improvement District ............ Town of Oro Valley .............................................................. City of Phoenix .................................................................... City of Surprise .................................................................... City of Tucson ...................................................................... Valley Utilities Water Company ........................................... 4,986 1,071 3,053 1,521 4,602 3,557 8,206 2,876 8,206 250 Total Water Reallocated ................................................ ................ .............................................................................................. 65,647 4. Contracting for Reallocated Water DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR (A) I hereby direct the Commissioner of Reclamation, through his Regional Director, Lower Colorado Region, Boulder City, Nevada to proceed, in accordance with the Settlements Act, with offering to enter into contracts, amendments to contracts, subcontracts, or amendments to subcontracts for the delivery of the agricultural priority water to the Arizona Indian tribes as described in this notice, the agricultural priority water to ADWR as described in this notice and in accordance with the master agreement, and the uncontracted M&I water to entities as described in Table 1 of this notice. (B) If the Secretary is precluded under applicable Federal law from entering into a subcontract with an entity identified in Table 1 of this notice, then the Secretary shall request a revised recommendation from the Director of ADWR and reallocate and enter into a subcontract for the delivery of water in accordance with section 104(b)(2)(B) of the Settlements Act and section 4 (A) of this notice. Bureau of Land Management Effective Date: This Final Reallocation Decision is effective as of the date of this notice and is revocable under the applicable provisions of the Settlements Act. In the event that a statement of findings is not published in the Federal Register by December 31, 2007, as required by section 207(c) of the Settlements Act, this Final Reallocation Decision and all decisions made herein will, be void and automatically revoked as of January 1, 2008, and shall have no force or effect as of that date. cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES DATES: Dated: August 22, 2006. Dirk Kempthorne, Secretary of the Interior. [FR Doc. E6–14153 Filed 8–24–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–MN–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:47 Aug 24, 2006 Jkt 208001 [AK–964–1410-HY–P; F–14898–A, F–14898– A2] Alaska Native Claims Selection Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance. AGENCY: 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 Azachorok Incorporated. The lands are in the vicinity of the Native village of Mountain Village, Alaska, and are located in: U.S. Survey No. 4055, Alaska. Containing 0.23 acres. Seward Meridian, Alaska T. 21 N., R. 80 W. Secs. 4 to 9, inclusive; Secs. 15 to 36, inclusive. Containing 16,339.41 acres. T. 24 N., 80 W. Sec. 33. Containing 192.82 acres. T. 21 N., 81 W. Secs. 1 to 36, inclusive. Containing 20,163.79 acres. T. 23 N., 81 W. Secs. 1, 2, and 3; Secs. 10 to 15, inclusive; Secs. 21 to 28, inclusive; Secs. 35 and 36. Containing 10,191.18 acres. Aggregating 46,887.43 acres. Kara Marciniec, Land Law Examiner, Branch of Adjudication II. [FR Doc. E6–14091 Filed 8–24–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [AK–910–06–1610–DQ–086L] The subsurface estate in these lands will be conveyed to Calista Corporation when the surface estate is conveyed to Azachorok Incorporated. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Tundra Drums. PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 30 days after publication in the Federal Register 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 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: The Bureau of Land Management by phone at 907–271–5960, or by e-mail at ak.blm.conveyance@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 the Bureau of Land Management. DATES: Notice of Availability of the Ring of Fire Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement Anchorage Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, Interior. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 165 / Friday, August 25, 2006 / Notices cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ACTION: Notice of Availability. SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared the Ring of Fire Proposed Resource Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS) for public lands and resources administered by the Bureau of Land Management’s Anchorage Field Office. DATES: The BLM Planning Regulations (43 CFR 1610.5–2) state that any person who participated in the planning process, and has an interest which is or may be adversely affected, may protest BLM’s approval or amendment of an RMP. You must file a protest within 30 days of the date that the Environmental Protection Agency publishes their Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. Instructions for filing a protest are described in the Dear Reader letter of the Ring of Fire Proposed RMP/Final EIS and in the Supplementary Information section of this Notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Lloyd, Anchorage Field Office, 6881 Abbott Loop Road, Anchorage, AK 99507, (907) 267–1246, akrofrmp@blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Ring of Fire planning area covers 1.3 million acres of BLM-administered lands. The Ring of Fire Proposed RMP/Final EIS focuses on the principles of multiple use and sustained yield as prescribed by Section 202 of FLPMA. The Ring of Fire Proposed RMP/Final EIS considers and analyzes four alternatives, including a No Action and a Proposed Action. The alternatives provide for an array of variable levels of commodity production and resource protection. The alternatives were developed based on extensive public scoping and involvement. There are five main issues addressed through this planning process. The Lands and Realty section addresses the need to determine the appropriate mix of lands and realty actions needed to provide a balance between land use and resource protection. The Proposed RMP/ Final EIS recommends the revocation of the existing Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) Section (d)(1) withdrawals making all unselected lands (241,000 acres) and those lands which may have the ANCSA and State selections relinquished (387,000 acres) potentially available for mineral entry and development. The Lands and Realty section also identifies several small VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:57 Aug 24, 2006 Jkt 208001 parcels which have been determined suitable for disposal through public sale. The Leasable and Locatable Minerals sections determine which areas should be made available for mineral exploration and development. The Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) section addresses management of BLM’s lands and access trails for various purposes, including recreation, commercial uses, subsistence activities and the general use of public lands, while protecting natural and cultural resources found within the planning area. The Recreation section examines how recreation should be managed to provide a diversity of experience on BLM lands within the planning area. The document analyzes what measures are necessary and what level of commercial use is appropriate, to ensure that a diversity of recreational opportunities is maintained. Public involvement for this effort included 10 public scoping meetings, meetings with ANCSA corporations and Tribal entities; meetings and briefings with agencies, elected community officials, and planning department staff; and follow-up public hearings. Continuous involvement by the State of Alaska has taken place throughout the planning process through a joint BLMState position providing a liaison between the State and BLM. All comments received on the plan were systematically evaluated. Chapter 6 of the Proposed RMP/Final EIS outlines these comments and BLM’s response to them. The Proposed RMP/Final EIS will assist BLM in meeting its mandate of multiple use and sustained yield and recommends the designation of two Special Recreation Management Areas (SRMA) and one Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). The first SRMA is located in the Haines Block where the use of helicopters, in support of recreational activities is increasing. In developing the SRMA plan for the Haines area, with additional community involvement, BLM will gain greater understanding of the recreation use impacts on the resources, including wildlife, and on the community. The second SRMA being recommended is located in the Knik River area north of Anchorage. This recommendation is based on the past and current recreation uses of the lands and the increasing conflict between user groups, the surrounding communities, and the potential damage to the resources. BLM analyzed 14 areas nominated as ACECs, including those nominated as Research Natural Areas (RNAs) or Outstanding Natural Areas (ONAs), which are types of ACECs. To be PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 50453 considered for designation as an ACEC, an area must have a resource value that is both relevant and important. The Southern Neacola Block met this criteria, and was carried forward for detailed analysis. The remaining 13 areas were not carried forward. These included, the Haines Area and the Knik River Valley, which were determined to have resource values that require additional analysis in the context of potential designation as Special Recreation Management Areas. The proposed Neacola ACEC is a contiguous block of BLM-administered land (229,000 acres) located in the Neacola Mountains in western Cook Inlet. The Visual Resource Class will be Class II, the Off Highway Vehicle Classification will be ‘‘Limited,’’ and the Recreation Opportunity Spectrum will be managed to maintain the existing classification of ‘‘Primitive.’’ BLM will work with the land managers of the surrounding lands and recreation users to develop additional management strategies for this area. Copies of the Ring of Fire Proposed RMP/Final EIS have been sent to the affected Federal, State and local governmental agencies, as well as interested parties. Copies of the Proposed RMP/Final EIS are available for public inspection at the Anchorage Field Office, 6881 Abbott Loop Road, Anchorage, Alaska, during normal business hours from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays. Copies of the Proposed RMP/ Final EIS have been sent to individuals, agencies and groups as requested or as required by regulation or policy. Interested persons may also view the Proposed RMP/Final EIS on the Internet at www.blm.gov/ak. Instructions for filing a protest with the Director of the BLM regarding the Proposed RMP/Final EIS may be found in 43 CFR 1610.5–2. A protest may only raise those issues that were submitted for the record during the planning process. E-mail and faxed protests will not be accepted as valid protests unless the protesting party also provides the original letter by either regular or overnight mail postmarked by the close of the protest period. Under these conditions, BLM will consider the email or faxed copy advance notice and it will receive full consideration. If you wish to provide BLM such advance consideration, please direct faxed protests to the attention of the BLM Protest Coordinator at (202) 452–5112, and e-mails to Brenda_HudgensWilliams@blm.gov. Please direct the follow-up letter to the address provided below. The protest must contain: E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1 50454 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 165 / Friday, August 25, 2006 / Notices a. The name, mailing address, telephone number, and interest of the person filing the protest. b. A statement of the part or parts of the plan or issues being protested. c. A copy of all documents addressing the issue(s) that the protesting party submitted during the planning process or a statement of the date they were discussed for the record. d. A concise statement explaining why the protestor believes that the State Director’s decision is wrong. All protests must be in writing and mailed to one of the following addresses: Regular Mail: Director (210), Attn: Brenda Williams, P.O. Box 66538, Washington, DC 20035. Overnight Mail: Director (210), Attn: Brenda Williams, 1620 L Street NW, Suite 1075, Washington, DC 20036. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. 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 prominently at the beginning of your protest. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations, businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses will be available for public inspection in their entirety. The Director will promptly render a decision on the protest. The decision will be in writing and will be sent to the protesting party by Certified Mail-Return Receipt Requested. The Decision of the Director is the final Decision of the Department of the Interior. Dated: June 21, 2006. Julia S. Dougan, Acting State Director. [FR Doc. E6–14209 Filed 8–24–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JA–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CO–800–1430–ES; COC–67005] Notice of Realty Action: Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification; Colorado cprice-sewell on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. Notice. ACTION: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management has examined and found suitable for classification for lease/ conveyance under the provisions of the VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:57 Aug 24, 2006 Jkt 208001 Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act, as amended (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.) 1.65 acres of public land in La Plata County, Colorado. The Upper Pine Fire Protection District proposes to use the land for a fire station along U.S. Highway 160, approximately six miles west of Bayfield, Colorado. DATES: Submit comments on or before October 10, 2006. ADDRESSES: Please submit your comments to the Columbine Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, P.O. Box 439, Bayfield, Colorado 81122. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cam Hooley, BLM Columbine Field Office, (970) 884–1414, E-mail chooley@fs.fed.us, or Fax: 970–884– 2428. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following described public land in La Plata County, Colorado, has been examined and found suitable for lease/ conveyance for public purposes under the provisions of the R&PP Act, as amended (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq). New Mexico Principal Meridian, Colorado, T. 34 N., North of the Ute Line, R. 8 W., Sec. 11, a parcel described by metes and bounds in the SW1⁄4NW1⁄4SE1⁄4. The area described contains approximately 1.65 acres in La Plata County. In accordance with the R&PP Act, the Upper Pine Fire Protection District, a State of Colorado Special District, has filed a petition/application and plan of development for the construction and operation of a fire station. The land is not required for any Federal purpose. Conveyance is consistent with the San Juan/San Miguel Resource Management Plan dated September 1985 and would be in the public interest. A lease/ conveyance, if issued, will be subject to the provisions of the R&PP Act and applicable regulations of the Secretary of the Interior and will contain the following reservations to the United States: 1. A right-of-way thereon for ditches and canals constructed by the authority of the United States, Act of August 30, 1890 (43 U.S.C. 945). 2. All minerals shall be reserved to the United States, together with the right to prospect for, mine and remove such deposits from the same under applicable law and such regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe, and will be subject to valid and existing rights; Detailed information concerning this action is available for review at the office of the Bureau of Land Management, Columbine Field Office, 367 South Pearl Street, Bayfield, Colorado 81122. Upon publication of this notice in the Federal Register, the PO 00000 Frm 00072 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 above-described land will be segregated from all other forms of appropriation under the public land laws, including the general mining laws, except for lease/conveyance under the Recreation and Public Purposes Act and leasing under the mineral leasing laws, and disposal under the mineral material disposal laws. Classification Comments: Interested parties may submit comments regarding the suitability of the land for a fire station site. 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, tribal and Federal programs. Application Comments: Interested parties may submit comments regarding the specific use proposed in the application and plan of development, whether the Bureau of Land Management followed proper administrative procedures in reaching the decision, or any other factor not directly related to the suitability of the land for fire station purposes. All submissions from organizations or businesses will be made available for public inspection in their entirety. Individuals may request confidentiality with respect to their name, address, and phone number. If you wish to have your name or street address withheld from public review, or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, the first line of the comments should start with the word ‘‘Confidentialy Request’’ in uppercase letters in order for BLM to comply with your request. Such request will be honored to the extent allowed by law. Comment contents will not be kept confidential. 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 classification will become effective on October 10, 2006. The lands will not be offered for lease/conveyance until after this classification becomes effective. (Authority: 43 CFR 2741.5) Dated: July 27, 2006. Pauline E. Ellis, Manager Columbine Field Office. [FR Doc. E6–14096 Filed 8–24–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P E:\FR\FM\25AUN1.SGM 25AUN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 165 (Friday, August 25, 2006)]
[Notices]
[Pages 50452-50454]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-14209]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[AK-910-06-1610-DQ-086L]


Notice of Availability of the Ring of Fire Proposed Resource 
Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement

AGENCY: Anchorage Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

[[Page 50453]]


ACTION: Notice of Availability.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969 (NEPA 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and the Federal Land Policy and 
Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the Bureau of 
Land Management (BLM) has prepared the Ring of Fire Proposed Resource 
Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/EIS) for 
public lands and resources administered by the Bureau of Land 
Management's Anchorage Field Office.

DATES: The BLM Planning Regulations (43 CFR 1610.5-2) state that any 
person who participated in the planning process, and has an interest 
which is or may be adversely affected, may protest BLM's approval or 
amendment of an RMP. You must file a protest within 30 days of the date 
that the Environmental Protection Agency publishes their Notice of 
Availability in the Federal Register. Instructions for filing a protest 
are described in the Dear Reader letter of the Ring of Fire Proposed 
RMP/Final EIS and in the Supplementary Information section of this 
Notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Robert Lloyd, Anchorage Field Office, 
6881 Abbott Loop Road, Anchorage, AK 99507, (907) 267-1246, 
akrofrmp@blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Ring of Fire planning area covers 1.3 
million acres of BLM-administered lands. The Ring of Fire Proposed RMP/
Final EIS focuses on the principles of multiple use and sustained yield 
as prescribed by Section 202 of FLPMA. The Ring of Fire Proposed RMP/
Final EIS considers and analyzes four alternatives, including a No 
Action and a Proposed Action. The alternatives provide for an array of 
variable levels of commodity production and resource protection. The 
alternatives were developed based on extensive public scoping and 
involvement.
    There are five main issues addressed through this planning process. 
The Lands and Realty section addresses the need to determine the 
appropriate mix of lands and realty actions needed to provide a balance 
between land use and resource protection. The Proposed RMP/Final EIS 
recommends the revocation of the existing Alaska Native Claims 
Settlement Act (ANCSA) Section (d)(1) withdrawals making all unselected 
lands (241,000 acres) and those lands which may have the ANCSA and 
State selections relinquished (387,000 acres) potentially available for 
mineral entry and development. The Lands and Realty section also 
identifies several small parcels which have been determined suitable 
for disposal through public sale. The Leasable and Locatable Minerals 
sections determine which areas should be made available for mineral 
exploration and development. The Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) section 
addresses management of BLM's lands and access trails for various 
purposes, including recreation, commercial uses, subsistence activities 
and the general use of public lands, while protecting natural and 
cultural resources found within the planning area. The Recreation 
section examines how recreation should be managed to provide a 
diversity of experience on BLM lands within the planning area. The 
document analyzes what measures are necessary and what level of 
commercial use is appropriate, to ensure that a diversity of 
recreational opportunities is maintained.
    Public involvement for this effort included 10 public scoping 
meetings, meetings with ANCSA corporations and Tribal entities; 
meetings and briefings with agencies, elected community officials, and 
planning department staff; and follow-up public hearings. Continuous 
involvement by the State of Alaska has taken place throughout the 
planning process through a joint BLM-State position providing a liaison 
between the State and BLM.
    All comments received on the plan were systematically evaluated. 
Chapter 6 of the Proposed RMP/Final EIS outlines these comments and 
BLM's response to them.
    The Proposed RMP/Final EIS will assist BLM in meeting its mandate 
of multiple use and sustained yield and recommends the designation of 
two Special Recreation Management Areas (SRMA) and one Area of Critical 
Environmental Concern (ACEC). The first SRMA is located in the Haines 
Block where the use of helicopters, in support of recreational 
activities is increasing. In developing the SRMA plan for the Haines 
area, with additional community involvement, BLM will gain greater 
understanding of the recreation use impacts on the resources, including 
wildlife, and on the community. The second SRMA being recommended is 
located in the Knik River area north of Anchorage. This recommendation 
is based on the past and current recreation uses of the lands and the 
increasing conflict between user groups, the surrounding communities, 
and the potential damage to the resources.
    BLM analyzed 14 areas nominated as ACECs, including those nominated 
as Research Natural Areas (RNAs) or Outstanding Natural Areas (ONAs), 
which are types of ACECs. To be considered for designation as an ACEC, 
an area must have a resource value that is both relevant and important. 
The Southern Neacola Block met this criteria, and was carried forward 
for detailed analysis. The remaining 13 areas were not carried forward. 
These included, the Haines Area and the Knik River Valley, which were 
determined to have resource values that require additional analysis in 
the context of potential designation as Special Recreation Management 
Areas.
    The proposed Neacola ACEC is a contiguous block of BLM-administered 
land (229,000 acres) located in the Neacola Mountains in western Cook 
Inlet. The Visual Resource Class will be Class II, the Off Highway 
Vehicle Classification will be ``Limited,'' and the Recreation 
Opportunity Spectrum will be managed to maintain the existing 
classification of ``Primitive.'' BLM will work with the land managers 
of the surrounding lands and recreation users to develop additional 
management strategies for this area.
    Copies of the Ring of Fire Proposed RMP/Final EIS have been sent to 
the affected Federal, State and local governmental agencies, as well as 
interested parties. Copies of the Proposed RMP/Final EIS are available 
for public inspection at the Anchorage Field Office, 6881 Abbott Loop 
Road, Anchorage, Alaska, during normal business hours from 7:30 a.m. to 
4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except holidays. Copies of the Proposed 
RMP/Final EIS have been sent to individuals, agencies and groups as 
requested or as required by regulation or policy. Interested persons 
may also view the Proposed RMP/Final EIS on the Internet at 
www.blm.gov/ak.
    Instructions for filing a protest with the Director of the BLM 
regarding the Proposed RMP/Final EIS may be found in 43 CFR 1610.5-2. A 
protest may only raise those issues that were submitted for the record 
during the planning process. E-mail and faxed protests will not be 
accepted as valid protests unless the protesting party also provides 
the original letter by either regular or overnight mail postmarked by 
the close of the protest period. Under these conditions, BLM will 
consider the e-mail or faxed copy advance notice and it will receive 
full consideration. If you wish to provide BLM such advance 
consideration, please direct faxed protests to the attention of the BLM 
Protest Coordinator at (202) 452-5112, and e-mails to Brenda--Hudgens-
Williams@blm.gov. Please direct the follow-up letter to the address 
provided below. The protest must contain:

[[Page 50454]]

    a. The name, mailing address, telephone number, and interest of the 
person filing the protest.
    b. A statement of the part or parts of the plan or issues being 
protested.
    c. A copy of all documents addressing the issue(s) that the 
protesting party submitted during the planning process or a statement 
of the date they were discussed for the record.
    d. A concise statement explaining why the protestor believes that 
the State Director's decision is wrong.
    All protests must be in writing and mailed to one of the following 
addresses:
    Regular Mail: Director (210), Attn: Brenda Williams, P.O. Box 
66538, Washington, DC 20035.
    Overnight Mail: Director (210), Attn: Brenda Williams, 1620 L 
Street NW, Suite 1075, Washington, DC 20036.
    Individual respondents may request confidentiality. 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 
prominently at the beginning of your protest. Such requests will be 
honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from 
organizations, businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves 
as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses will be 
available for public inspection in their entirety. The Director will 
promptly render a decision on the protest. The decision will be in 
writing and will be sent to the protesting party by Certified Mail-
Return Receipt Requested. The Decision of the Director is the final 
Decision of the Department of the Interior.

    Dated: June 21, 2006.
 Julia S. Dougan,
Acting State Director.
 [FR Doc. E6-14209 Filed 8-24-06; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4310-JA-P