Notice of Intent To Prepare an Amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan, 63347-63348 [E6-18156]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 209 / Monday, October 30, 2006 / Notices Information Collection Abstract OMB Control Number: 1076–0157. Type of review: Renewal. Title: Grazing Permits, 25 CFR 166. Brief description of collection: Information is collected through a grazing permit application. Respondent supplies all information needed to prepare a grazing permit, including: name, address, range unit requested, number of livestock, season of use, livestock owner’s brand, kind of livestock, mortgage holder information, ownership of livestock, and requested term of permit. Respondents: Possible respondents include: Individual tribal members, individual non-Indians, individual tribal member-owned businesses, nonIndian owned businesses, tribal governments, and land owners who are seeking a benefit; namely, grazing privileges. Number of Responses: 2,570 annually. Estimated Time per Response: 1⁄3 hour. Frequency of Response: Annually. Total Annual Burden to Respondents: 861 hours. Dated: October 20, 2006. Michael D. Olsen, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E6–18171 Filed 10–27–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–W7–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs Proclaiming Certain Lands as Reservation for the Snoqualmie Indian Tribe of Washington Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. ACTION: Notice of reservation proclamation. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 02:16 Oct 28, 2006 Jkt 211001 A proclamation was issued according to the Act of June 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 986; 25 U.S.C. 467), for the land described below. The land was proclaimed to be the Snoqualmie Indian Reservation for the exclusive use of Indians on that reservation who are entitled to reside at the reservation by enrollment or tribal membership. Dated: October 20, 2006. Michael D. Olsen, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. E6–18184 Filed 10–27–06; 8:45 am] Snoqualmie Indian Reservation, King County, Washington Bureau of Land Management Lot 1, Block 3 of the unrecorded plat of Si-View acre tracts, more particularly described as follows: Beginning at a point on the south line of the Northwest quarter of Section 31, Township 24 North, Range 8 East, W.M., in King County, Washington, 750.75 feet South 88°51′ll″ West of the southeast corner of said Northwest quarter; thence South 88°51′11″ West 660.36 feet; thence North 3°02′25″ West 308.18 feet; thence North 86°57′35″ East 660.0 feet to the west line of a 60.0 foot street, thence South 3°02′25″ East along said street 330.0 feet to the point of beginning; Except that Portion of Lot 1, in Block 3 of the unrecorded plat of Si-View acre tracts, in Section 31, Township 24 North, Range 8 East, W.M., in King County, Washington, described as follows: Beginning at the northeast corner of the above described Lot 1; thence South 86°57′35″ West a distance of 311.14 feet along the north boundary of said Lot 1; thence South 3°02′25″ East a distance of 140.00 feet; thence North 86°57′35″ East a distance of 311.14 feet to the east boundary line of said Lot 1; thence North 3°02′25″ West a distance of 140.00 feet along the east boundary of said Lot 1 to the point of beginning. and SUMMARY: This notice informs the public that the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs proclaimed approximately 55.84 acres, more or less, as the Snoqualmie Indian Reservation for the Snoqualmie Tribe of Indians of Washington on October 20, 2006. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ben Burshia, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Division of Real Estate Services, Mail Stop 4639–MIB, 1849 C Street, NW., Washington, DC 20240, telephone (202) 208–7737. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is published in the exercise of authority delegated by the Secretary of the Interior to the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs by part 209 of the Departmental Manual. 63347 All of Government Lot 3 and that portion of Government Lot 4, lying northerly of the north margin of SR 90 (State Highway Number 2); Section 31, Township 24 N., Range 8 East, W.M., King County, Washington. Containing a total of 55.840 acres more or less. The above-described lands contain a total of 55.840 acres, more or less, which are subject to all valid rights, reservations, rights-of-way, and easements of record. This proclamation does not affect title to the land described above, nor does it affect any valid existing easements for public roads and highways, public utilities and for railroads and pipelines and any other rights-of-way or reservations of record. PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 4310–W7–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Notice of Intent To Prepare an Amendment to the California Desert Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This document provides notice that the BLM intends to amend the motorized vehicle route network designations in the CDCA Plan area. The affected area is located in Mono County, California. This designation encompasses approximately 3.7 miles of the existing Furnace Creek Canyon Road, leading up to the Inyo National Forest boundary. The proposed land use plan amendment and associated Environmental Assessment (EA) will consider whether or not to designate this 3.7 mile section of road as an approved route of travel for vehicular access for casual public use. The Land Use Plan amendment and EA will fulfill the requirements set forth in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), BLM planning regulations, and other BLM management policies. DATES: This notice initiates the public comment period on this plan amendment and associated EA. Comments on issues related to the proposed Furnace Creek Canyon Road designation can be submitted in writing to the address listed below and will be accepted for 30 days from the date of publication of this notice. ADDRESSES: Submit comments by sending them in writing to the address below or electronically at the Web address below. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name and/or address from public review or disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your written comment. The BLM will honor such requests 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, are E:\FR\FM\30OCN1.SGM 30OCN1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 209 (Monday, October 30, 2006)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-18156]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management


Notice of Intent To Prepare an Amendment to the California Desert 
Conservation Area (CDCA) Plan

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: This document provides notice that the BLM intends to amend 
the motorized vehicle route network designations in the CDCA Plan area. 
The affected area is located in Mono County, California. This 
designation encompasses approximately 3.7 miles of the existing Furnace 
Creek Canyon Road, leading up to the Inyo National Forest boundary. The 
proposed land use plan amendment and associated Environmental 
Assessment (EA) will consider whether or not to designate this 3.7 mile 
section of road as an approved route of travel for vehicular access for 
casual public use. The Land Use Plan amendment and EA will fulfill the 
requirements set forth in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), 
the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), BLM planning 
regulations, and other BLM management policies.

DATES: This notice initiates the public comment period on this plan 
amendment and associated EA. Comments on issues related to the proposed 
Furnace Creek Canyon Road designation can be submitted in writing to 
the address listed below and will be accepted for 30 days from the date 
of publication of this notice.

ADDRESSES: Submit comments by sending them in writing to the address 
below or electronically at the Web address below. Individual 
respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your 
name and/or address from public review or disclosure under the Freedom 
of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of 
your written comment. The BLM will honor such requests 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, are

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available for public inspection in their entirety.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Hector Villabos, Field Office Manager, 
Bureau of Land Management, Ridgecrest Field Office, 300 South Richmond 
Road, Ridgecrest CA 93555, (760) 384-5400.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 additional comments at this time or change comments already 
submitted.

Hector A. Villalobos,
Ridgecrest Field Manager.
 [FR Doc. E6-18156 Filed 10-27-06; 8:45 am]
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