Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Arizona, 63348-63349 [E6-18152]

Download as PDF 63348 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 209 / Monday, October 30, 2006 / Notices available for public inspection in their entirety. additional comments at this time or change comments already submitted. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hector A. Villalobos, Ridgecrest Field Manager. [FR Doc. E6–18156 Filed 10–27–06; 8:45 am] Hector Villabos, Field Office Manager, Bureau of Land Management, Ridgecrest Field Office, 300 South Richmond Road, Ridgecrest CA 93555, (760) 384–5400. The land use plan amendment is needed to complete the motorized vehicle access and travel management planning initiated under the CDCA Plan and subsequent amendments for the Northern and Eastern Mojave Desert (NEMO) area. In its May 2004 NEMO Route Designation Amendment, the BLM committed to addressing the Furnace Creek Canyon Road in a ‘‘separate planning process.’’ In June 2004, Ridgecrest BLM and the Inyo National Forest entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to develop an EA to analyze potential impacts of opening the Furnace Creek Canyon Road to vehicular traffic. As part of the public involvement process, the agencies conducted two meetings (November 6, 2003, in Bishop, California and December 10, 2003, in Dyer, Nevada) and a field trip (October 23, 2003) to solicit comment on the proposed action. Two additional meetings (June 24, 2004, in Bishop, California and June 26, 2004, in Fish Lake Valley, Nevada) and a field trip (June 26, 2004) were held to gather additional scoping comments. Initial scoping for the EA generated nearly 500 comments. Attendance at the June public meetings was relatively high—over 115 people attended the June 24 meeting in Bishop, while nearly 50 people attended the June 26 meeting in Fish Lake Valley. The Furnace Creek Road EA, EA–650– 2005–121, was released for a 30-day public comment period on January 15, 2005. Two additional public meetings were held (February 2, 2005, in Bishop, CA and February 3, 2005, in Fish Lake Valley, NV). Approximately 4,500 public comments were received on the EA. The EA was updated to reflect the public comment received on the project. This Notice of Intent serves as notification to the public that the EA is still available for review and comment at http://www.ca.blm.gov/ridgecrest/. BLM will incorporate the results of the previous public meetings and public participation in the joint BLM/Forest Service Environmental Assessment published April 24, 2006, in this amendment. The public may submit sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Aug<31>2005 02:16 Oct 28, 2006 Jkt 211001 BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [AZ–931–1430–ET; AZA–33316 et al.] Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Arizona Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The United States Forest Service has filed applications requesting the Secretary of the Interior to withdraw 3,130.64 acres of National Forest System lands from mining to protect the resources and future Federal investments in the Coronado National Forest, Arizona. This notice segregates the lands for up to 2 years from location and entry under the United States mining laws. The lands will remain open to all other uses which may by law be authorized on National Forest System lands. DATES: Comments must be received by no later than January 29, 2007. ADDRESSES: Comments and meeting requests should be sent to the Bureau of Land Management, One North Central Avenue, Suite 800, Phoenix, Arizona 85004, and to the Forest Supervisor, Coronado National Forest, 300 West Congress, Tucson, Arizona 85701. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George McKay, Coronado National Forest, at the above address or at (520) 388–8423. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Forest Service has filed applications with the Bureau of Land Management, pursuant to section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714, to withdraw for 20 years the following described National Forest System lands within the Coronado National Forest from location and entry under the United States mining laws, subject to valid existing rights: Gila and Salt River Base and Meridian Guidani Basin (AZA 33316) T. 18 S., R. 19 E., Secs. 21 and 22; Sec. 23, lots 2 and 3, W1⁄2W1⁄2 and SE1⁄4SW1⁄4; Sec. 24, lots 3 and 4; PO 00000 Frm 00070 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Sec. 25, W1⁄2; Sec. 26, N1⁄2 and N1⁄2N1⁄2S1⁄2; Sec. 27, NE1⁄4, N1⁄2NW1⁄4, N1⁄2SE1⁄4NW1⁄4, and NE1⁄4SE1⁄4. The area described contains 2595.64 acres, more or less, in Cochise County. Gordon Hirabayashi Recreation and Historic Site (AZA 33318) T. 12 S., R. 16 E., Sec. 33, SW1⁄4SW1⁄4. T. 13 S., R. 16 E., sec. 4, NW1⁄4NW1⁄4. The area described contains 80 acres, more or less, in Pima County. Fish Canyon Camp Historic Site (AZA 33361) T. 19 S., R. 16 E., Sec. 31, S1⁄2NE1⁄4SW1⁄4, and N1⁄2SE1⁄4SW1⁄4. The area described contains 40 acres, more or less, in Pima County. Elgin Research Natural Area (AZA 33317) T. 21 S., R. 18 E., Sec. 26, W1⁄2W1⁄2E1⁄2NE1⁄4, W1⁄2NE1⁄4, E1⁄2NW1⁄4, E1⁄2SW1⁄4, E1⁄2SE1⁄4SW1⁄4SW1⁄4, W1⁄2W1⁄2NE1⁄4SE1⁄4, and W1⁄2SE1⁄4. The area described contains 355 acres, more or less, in Santa Cruz County. Alto Post Office Historic Site (AZA 33329) T. 21 S., R. 14 E., Sec. 11, W1⁄2SE1⁄4NE1⁄4, LESS AND EXCEPTING all that portion of Mineral Survey No. 2154A. The area described contains 20 acres, more or less, in Santa Cruz County. Brown Canyon Ranch Historic Site (AZA 33330) T. 22 S., R. 18 E., Sec. 34, NW1⁄4SE1⁄4. The area described contains 40 acres, more or less, in Santa Cruz County. The use of a right-of-way, an interagency agreement, or a cooperative agreement would not adequately constrain nondiscretionary mining locations and related uses which could irrevocably damage the areas and threaten public health and safety and Federal investments. There are no suitable alternative sites that can be considered because the lands contain the specific resources, values or Federal improvements described in the applications. No water rights will be needed to fulfill the purpose of this withdrawal. Preliminary mineral potential evaluations found the lands in Guidani Basin (AZA 33316), Fish Canyon Camp Historic Site (AZA 33361) and Alto Post Office Historic Site (AZA 33329) to have moderate potential for locatable minerals. All of the other abovedescribed areas were found to have low potential for locatable minerals. The purpose of the proposed withdrawal would be to protect the E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 209 / Monday, October 30, 2006 / Notices unique natural resources, historical and cultural values, and Federal improvements. For a period of 90 days from the date of publication of this notice, all persons who wish to submit comments, suggestions, or objections in connection with the proposed withdrawal may present their views in writing to the Forest Supervisor of the Coronado National Forest. Notice is hereby given that an opportunity for a public meeting is afforded in connection with the proposed withdrawal. All interested persons who desire a public meeting for the purpose of being heard on the proposed withdrawal must submit a written request, by the date specified above, to the Bureau of Land Management and to the Forest Supervisor, Coronado National Forest, at the addresses specified above. Upon determination by the authorized officer, Bureau of Land Management, that a public meeting will be held, a notice of time and place will be published in the Federal Register at least 30 days before the scheduled date of the meeting. The applications will be processed in accordance with the regulations set forth in 43 CFR part 2300. Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the Coronado National Forest, 300 West Congress, Tucson, Arizona 85701 during regular business hours, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name or address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comments. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be made available for public inspection in their entirety. On October 30, 2006 the abovedescribed lands will be segregated from location and entry under the United States mining laws. The segregative effect of each application shall terminate upon denial or cancellation of the applications; approval of the applications; or October 30, 2008, whichever occurs first. Records relating to the applications can be examined by interested persons at the Bureau of Land Management, One North Central Avenue, Suite 800, Phoenix, Arizona, during regular VerDate Aug<31>2005 02:16 Oct 28, 2006 Jkt 211001 business hours, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. (Authority: 43 CFR 2310.3–1(a)) Dated: September 20, 2006. Michael A. Taylor, Deputy State Director, Resources. [FR Doc. E6–18152 Filed 10–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–32–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [NV–050–5853-ES; N–76721] Notice of Realty Action; Recreation and Public Purposes Act Classification of Public Lands in Clark County, NV Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of realty action. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has examined and found suitable for classification for lease and subsequent conveyance under the provisions of the Recreation and Public Purposes (R&PP) Act (43 U.S.C. 869 et seq.), as amended, approximately 5 acres of public land in Clark County, Nevada. The City of Las Vegas (City) proposes to use the land as a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Substation and related facilities. DATES: Interested parties may submit written comments regarding the proposed lease/conveyance or classification of the lands until December 14, 2006. ADDRESSES: Send written comments to the Field Manager, Las Vegas Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89130–2301. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Rebecca L. Rury, Realty Specialist, Las Vegas Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, (702) 515–5087. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The City filed an R&PP Act application for 5 acres of public land to be developed as a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Substation and related facilities. These related facilities include a substation building facility, (offices, kitchen, restrooms, utility/storage rooms, generator pad, and mechanical yard), ancillary equipment, separated paved parking areas for police and citizens, landscaped areas, lighting and utilities, and off-site improvements (boundary streets, utilities, street lighting, and sidewalks). The parcel of public land located on the southeast portion of the Las Vegas Metropolitan area is described below: PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63349 Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada T. 21 S., R. 60 E., Sec. 9, E1⁄2NE1⁄4SW1⁄4NW1⁄4. The area described contains 5 acres, more or less, in Clark County. The land is not required for any Federal purpose. The lease/conveyance is consistent with the BLM Las Vegas Resource Management Plan dated October 5, 1998, and would be in the public interest. The lease/conveyance, when 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 reservation of a right-of-way thereon for ditches or 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. The lease/conveyance will be subject to: 1. Valid existing rights of record, including, but not limited to those documented on the BLM public land records at the time of lease issuance. Detailed information concerning this action is available for review in the office of the BLM, Las Vegas Field Office at the address listed above. On October 30, 2006, the 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 R&PP Act, leasing under the mineral leasing laws and disposals under the mineral material disposal laws. Classification Comments: Interested parties may submit comments involving the suitability of the land for a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Substation and related facilities. 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. 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 E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[AZ-931-1430-ET; AZA-33316 et al.]


Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; 
Arizona

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The United States Forest Service has filed applications 
requesting the Secretary of the Interior to withdraw 3,130.64 acres of 
National Forest System lands from mining to protect the resources and 
future Federal investments in the Coronado National Forest, Arizona. 
This notice segregates the lands for up to 2 years from location and 
entry under the United States mining laws. The lands will remain open 
to all other uses which may by law be authorized on National Forest 
System lands.

DATES: Comments must be received by no later than January 29, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Comments and meeting requests should be sent to the Bureau 
of Land Management, One North Central Avenue, Suite 800, Phoenix, 
Arizona 85004, and to the Forest Supervisor, Coronado National Forest, 
300 West Congress, Tucson, Arizona 85701.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: George McKay, Coronado National 
Forest, at the above address or at (520) 388-8423.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Forest Service has filed 
applications with the Bureau of Land Management, pursuant to section 
204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 
1714, to withdraw for 20 years the following described National Forest 
System lands within the Coronado National Forest from location and 
entry under the United States mining laws, subject to valid existing 
rights:

Gila and Salt River Base and Meridian

Guidani Basin (AZA 33316)

T. 18 S., R. 19 E.,
    Secs. 21 and 22;
    Sec. 23, lots 2 and 3, W\1/2\W\1/2\ and SE\1/4\SW\1/4\;
    Sec. 24, lots 3 and 4;
    Sec. 25, W\1/2\;
    Sec. 26, N\1/2\ and N\1/2\N\1/2\S\1/2\;
    Sec. 27, NE\1/4\, N\1/2\NW\1/4\, N\1/2\SE\1/4\NW\1/4\, and NE\1/
4\SE\1/4\.

    The area described contains 2595.64 acres, more or less, in 
Cochise County.

Gordon Hirabayashi Recreation and Historic Site (AZA 33318)

T. 12 S., R. 16 E.,
    Sec. 33, SW\1/4\SW\1/4\.
T. 13 S., R. 16 E., sec. 4, NW\1/4\NW\1/4\.

    The area described contains 80 acres, more or less, in Pima 
County.

Fish Canyon Camp Historic Site (AZA 33361)

T. 19 S., R. 16 E.,
    Sec. 31, S\1/2\NE\1/4\SW\1/4\, and N\1/2\SE\1/4\SW\1/4\.

    The area described contains 40 acres, more or less, in Pima 
County.

Elgin Research Natural Area (AZA 33317)

T. 21 S., R. 18 E.,
    Sec. 26, W\1/2\W\1/2\E\1/2\NE\1/4\, W\1/2\NE\1/4\, E\1/2\NW\1/
4\, E\1/2\SW\1/4\, E\1/2\SE\1/4\SW\1/4\SW\1/4\, W\1/2\W\1/2\NE\1/
4\SE\1/4\, and W\1/2\SE\1/4\.

    The area described contains 355 acres, more or less, in Santa 
Cruz County.

Alto Post Office Historic Site (AZA 33329)

T. 21 S., R. 14 E.,
    Sec. 11, W\1/2\SE\1/4\NE\1/4\, LESS AND EXCEPTING all that 
portion of Mineral Survey No. 2154A.

    The area described contains 20 acres, more or less, in Santa 
Cruz County.

Brown Canyon Ranch Historic Site (AZA 33330)

T. 22 S., R. 18 E.,
    Sec. 34, NW\1/4\SE\1/4\.

    The area described contains 40 acres, more or less, in Santa 
Cruz County.

    The use of a right-of-way, an interagency agreement, or a 
cooperative agreement would not adequately constrain nondiscretionary 
mining locations and related uses which could irrevocably damage the 
areas and threaten public health and safety and Federal investments.
    There are no suitable alternative sites that can be considered 
because the lands contain the specific resources, values or Federal 
improvements described in the applications.
    No water rights will be needed to fulfill the purpose of this 
withdrawal.
    Preliminary mineral potential evaluations found the lands in 
Guidani Basin (AZA 33316), Fish Canyon Camp Historic Site (AZA 33361) 
and Alto Post Office Historic Site (AZA 33329) to have moderate 
potential for locatable minerals. All of the other above-described 
areas were found to have low potential for locatable minerals.
    The purpose of the proposed withdrawal would be to protect the

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unique natural resources, historical and cultural values, and Federal 
improvements.
    For a period of 90 days from the date of publication of this 
notice, all persons who wish to submit comments, suggestions, or 
objections in connection with the proposed withdrawal may present their 
views in writing to the Forest Supervisor of the Coronado National 
Forest.
    Notice is hereby given that an opportunity for a public meeting is 
afforded in connection with the proposed withdrawal. All interested 
persons who desire a public meeting for the purpose of being heard on 
the proposed withdrawal must submit a written request, by the date 
specified above, to the Bureau of Land Management and to the Forest 
Supervisor, Coronado National Forest, at the addresses specified above. 
Upon determination by the authorized officer, Bureau of Land 
Management, that a public meeting will be held, a notice of time and 
place will be published in the Federal Register at least 30 days before 
the scheduled date of the meeting.
    The applications will be processed in accordance with the 
regulations set forth in 43 CFR part 2300.
    Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will 
be available for public review at the Coronado National Forest, 300 
West Congress, Tucson, Arizona 85701 during regular business hours, 8 
a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Individual 
respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your 
name or address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom 
of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of 
your comments. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by 
law. All submissions from organizations or businesses, and from 
individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of 
organizations or businesses, will be made available for public 
inspection in their entirety.
    On October 30, 2006 the above-described lands will be segregated 
from location and entry under the United States mining laws. The 
segregative effect of each application shall terminate upon denial or 
cancellation of the applications; approval of the applications; or 
October 30, 2008, whichever occurs first.
    Records relating to the applications can be examined by interested 
persons at the Bureau of Land Management, One North Central Avenue, 
Suite 800, Phoenix, Arizona, during regular business hours, 9 a.m. to 4 
p.m., Monday through Friday.

(Authority: 43 CFR 2310.3-1(a))

    Dated: September 20, 2006.
Michael A. Taylor,
Deputy State Director, Resources.
[FR Doc. E6-18152 Filed 10-27-06; 8:45 am]
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