Notice of Availability of Record of Decision (ROD) for the Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve Monument Management Plan (MMP)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), 578-579 [06-9974]

Download as PDF sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 578 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 3 / Friday, January 5, 2007 / Notices Four alternatives are analyzed in the draft RMP/EIS. Alternative A, the No Action Alternative, reflects the continuation of present management based upon existing land use plans and plan amendments. Alternative B emphasizes a moderate level of protection, restoration, enhancement, and use of resources and services to meet land use objectives by utilizing an array of adaptive and prescriptive measures that would be implemented to protect vegetation, and habitat, and promote the continuation of multiple resource management. Alternative C reflects management strategies to preserve and protect ecosystem health which emphasize active and specific measures to protect and enhance vegetation and habitat for special status species, fish, and wildlife. This alternative reflects a reduction in resource production goals for food, fiber, and minerals; and emphasizes restoring the sagebrush steppe, forest vegetation and riparian areas. Alternative D emphasizes management strategies to produce goods and services while maintaining or improving the production of, and providing protection for the sagebrush steppe, forest vegetation and riparian areas. Alternatives B and C include a 400-acre Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) designation known as Petticoat Peak to provide special protective management for native plants. Management constraints associated with this ACEC would include the following: • The Off Highway Vehicle designation would be ‘‘Closed.’’ • Wildland fire would be suppressed. • Public lands would be retained. • The area would be identified as an ‘‘Exclusion’’ area for Right of Ways. • Fluid minerals would be leased with a ‘‘No Surface Occupancy’’ stipulation. • If necessary, livestock grazing would be adjusted to maintain the values of the ACEC. • A withdrawal for locatable minerals would be pursued. • The area would be a priority for weed control. The preferred alternative is Alternative B. Comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the BLM Pocatello Field Office, in Pocatello, Idaho, during regular business hours, 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays, and may be published as part of the final EIS. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name or street address from public review or from disclosure under the VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:29 Jan 04, 2007 Jkt 211001 Freedom of Information Act, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your written comment. Such requests will be honored to the extent allowed by law. All submissions from organizations and businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be available for public inspection in their entirety. Copies of the Draft RMP/EIS are available upon request from the Pocatello Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 4350 Cliffs Drive, Pocatello, Idaho 83204, phone 208–478– 6340, or at http://www.id.blm.gov/ planning/fmda/index.htm via the Internet. Dated: August 22, 2006. Bud C. Cribley, Bureau of Land Management, Acting Idaho State Director. Editorial Note: This document was received at the Office of the Federal Register on December 28, 2006. [FR Doc. E6–22569 Filed 1–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management National Park Service [ID 231 1610 DR 051D] Notice of Availability of Record of Decision (ROD) for the Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve Monument Management Plan (MMP)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) AGENCIES: Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability of a record of decision (ROD). SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, the National Park and Recreation Act of 1978, and the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the National Park Service (NPS) announce the availability of the Record of Decision for the Monument Management Plan (MMP) for the Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, located in southeastern Idaho. The Idaho State Director, BLM, and the Pacific West Regional Director, NPS, have signed the ROD, effective upon signing. ADDRESSES: Copies of the Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve ROD are available upon request from the PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Monument Manager, Shoshone Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 400 West F Street, Shoshone, ID 83352 or the Superintendent, National Park Service, P.O. Box 29, Arco, ID 83213. The document may also be viewed on the following Web sites: http:// www.nps.gov/crmo or http:// www.id.blm.gov/shoshone/plans/crmo/ index.htm. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Holly Hampton, Monument Manager, Shoshone Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 400 West F Street, Shoshone, ID 83352, phone (208) 732– 7200 (Holly_Hampton@blm.gov), or Doug Neighbor, Superintendent, National Park Service, Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, P.O. Box 29, Arco, ID 83213, phone (208) 527–3257 (Doug_Neighbor@nps.gov). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Established in 1924, the Craters of the Moon National Monument was expanded by Presidential Proclamation 7373 on November 9, 2000, for the purpose of protecting ‘‘the entire Great Rift volcanic zone and associated lava features, all objects of scientific interest.’’ On August 21, 2002, Public Law 107–213 re-designated the NPS portion of the expanded Monument as a National Preserve. The BLM and the NPS were directed to prepare a management plan for the Monument and Preserve to be jointly implemented by both agencies. The Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve MMP was developed with broad public participation through a three-year collaborative planning process. This MMP addresses management on approximately 739,682 acres of federal land in the planning area. The MMP is designed to achieve or maintain desired future conditions developed through the planning process. It includes a series of management actions to meet the desired resource conditions for natural resources, cultural resources, Native American rights and interests, land use and transportation, visitor experience, and social and economic conditions. The approved Craters of the Moon Monument Management Plan is essentially the same as Alternative D in the Proposed Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement, published in August 2005. BLM received three protests to the proposed plan, all of which have been withdrawn or resolved. No inconsistencies with State or local plans, policies, or programs were identified during the Governor’s E:\FR\FM\05JAN1.SGM 05JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 3 / Friday, January 5, 2007 / Notices Baxter County Cotter Water Tower, (New Deal Recovery Efforts in Arkansas MPS) NE of jct. of NE U.S. 62B and State St., Cotter, 06001280 consistency review of the proposed plan. Dated: September 7, 2006. Bud C. Cribley, Bureau of Land Management, Acting Idaho State Director. Dated: September 12, 2006. Jonathan B. Jarvis, National Park Service, Regional Director, Pacific West Region. Benton County Coon Creek Bridge, (Historic Bridges of Arkansas MPS) Cty Rd. 24, Cherokee City, 06001264 Editorial Note: This document was received at the Office of the Federal Register on December 28, 2006. Bradley County Warren Brick Streets, (Arkansas Highway History and Architecture MPS) Portions of Cedar, Myrtle, Chestnut, 1st, Walnut, Elm and Cypress Sts., Warren, 06001277 [FR Doc. 06–9974 Filed 1–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Calhoun County Tinsman School, SW corner of AR 274 and CR 38, Tinsman, 06001265 National Park Service National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions Nominations for the following properties being considered for listing or related actions in the National Register were received by the National Park Service before December 16, 2006. Pursuant to section 60.13 of 36 CFR part 60 written comments concerning the significance of these properties under the National Register criteria for evaluation may be forwarded by United States Postal Service, to the National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C St., NW., 2280, Washington, DC 20240; by all other carriers, National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1201 Eye St., NW., 8th floor, Washington, DC 20005; or by fax, 202–371–6447. Written or faxed comments should be submitted by January 22, 2007. John W. Roberts, Acting Chief, National Register/National Historic Landmarks Program. ALASKA Bristol Bay Borough-Census Area DIL–161 Site, Address Restricted, Alagnak Wild River, 06001306 ARIZONA Maricopa County North Encanto Historic District, Roughly bounded by 15th and 18th Aves., Thomas to Osborn Rds., Phoenix, 06001262 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES ARKANSAS Arkansas County Immanuel High School—AR0280, 68 Immanuel Rd., Almyra, 06001282 Ashley County Parkdale Baptist Church—AS0051, 127 Bride St., Parkdale, 06001285 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:29 Jan 04, 2007 Jkt 211001 Boone County Harrison High School, 124 S. Cherry St., Harrison, 06001284 Zinc Swinging Bridge—BO0162, 8039 Washington St., Zinc, 06001286 Clark County US 67 Bridge over Little Missouri River, US 67, Prescott, 06001271 Crawford County Mulberry River Bridge, (Historic Bridges of Arkansas MPS) Cty Rd. 67, Pleasant Hill, 06001272 Faulkner County Washburn House, 40 Battles Loop, Guy, 06001279 Franklin County Mulberry River Bridge, (Historic Bridges of Arkansas MPS) AR 23, Turner’s Bend, 06001275 Jefferson County St. Louis Southwestern Railway (Cotton Belt Route) Steam Locomotive #336, 1700 Port Rd., Pine Bluff, 06001276 United States Army Snow Plow #SN–87, 1700 Port Rd., Pine Bluff, 06001273 Johnson County Bunch—Walton Post #22 American Legion Hut, (New Deal Recovery Efforts in Arkansas MPS) 201 Legion St., Clarksville, 06001269 Clarksville National Guard Armory, 309 College St., Clarksville, 06001270 Lee County Marianna National Guard Armory, 45 W. Mississippi St., Marianna, 06001267 Marianna Waterworks, (New Deal Recovery Efforts in Arkansas MPS) 252 US 79, Marianna, 06001281 Mississippi County Delta Valley & Southern Railway Locomotive #50, US 61 at the Delta Valley & Southern Railway Crossing, Delpro, 06001263 Keiser Water Tower, (New Deal Recovery Efforts in Arkansas MPS) Jct. of the Water and E. Main Sts., Keiser, 06001283 Phillips County Helena National Guard Armory, (New Deal Recovery Efforts in Arkansas MPS) 511 Miller St., Helena—West Helena, 06001266 PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 579 Phillips County Penal Farm Historic District, (New Deal Recovery Efforts in Arkansas MPS) Cty Rd. 353 S of U.S. 49, Poplar Grove, 06001268 St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 123 Columbia, Helena—West Helena, 06001278 Saline County Old Benton—Sardis Road Bridge, (Historic Bridges of Arkansas MPS) N of AR 183, approx 1.25 mi. E of Pine Haven Rd., Bauxite, 06001274 COLORADO Denver County Chateau, The, 900 Sherman St., Denver, 06001288 El Paso County Monument Valley Park, Approx. bounded by Monroe, Culebra, Westview, Bijou Sts, BN&SF, and Wedge of main N/S trail, N. of Del Norte, Colorado Springs, 06001287 INDIANA Adams County Ceylon Covered Bridge, CR 900 S over Wabash R in Limberlost County Park, Ceylon, 06001289 Hendricks County Amo THI & E Interurban Depot/Substation, 4985 Railroad St., Amo, 06001294 Jennings County Annadale, 502 Jennings St., North Vernon, 06001292 State Street Historic District, Roughly bounded by Chestnut, Jackson, Jefferson, State Sts., North Vernon, 06001290 Marshall County Jacoby Church and Cemetery, W side of N. King Rd., S of 8A Rd., Plymouth, 06001291 Porter County Dune Acres Clubhouse, Clubhouse Dr., Dune Acres, 06001295 McCallum, William, House, 507 E. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 3 (Friday, January 5, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 578-579]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 06-9974]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

National Park Service

[ID 231 1610 DR 051D]


Notice of Availability of Record of Decision (ROD) for the 
Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve Monument Management 
Plan (MMP)/Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

AGENCIES: Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability of a record of decision (ROD).

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act 
of 1976, the National Park and Recreation Act of 1978, and the National 
Environmental Policy Act of 1969, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 
and the National Park Service (NPS) announce the availability of the 
Record of Decision for the Monument Management Plan (MMP) for the 
Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve, located in 
southeastern Idaho. The Idaho State Director, BLM, and the Pacific West 
Regional Director, NPS, have signed the ROD, effective upon signing.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the Craters of the Moon National Monument and 
Preserve ROD are available upon request from the Monument Manager, 
Shoshone Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 400 West F Street, 
Shoshone, ID 83352 or the Superintendent, National Park Service, P.O. 
Box 29, Arco, ID 83213. The document may also be viewed on the 
following Web sites: http://www.nps.gov/crmo or http://www.id.blm.gov/
shoshone/plans/crmo/index.htm.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Holly Hampton, Monument Manager, 
Shoshone Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 400 West F Street, 
Shoshone, ID 83352, phone (208) 732-7200 (Holly--Hampton@blm.gov), or 
Doug Neighbor, Superintendent, National Park Service, Craters of the 
Moon National Monument and Preserve, P.O. Box 29, Arco, ID 83213, phone 
(208) 527-3257 (Doug--Neighbor@nps.gov).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Established in 1924, the Craters of the Moon 
National Monument was expanded by Presidential Proclamation 7373 on 
November 9, 2000, for the purpose of protecting ``the entire Great Rift 
volcanic zone and associated lava features, all objects of scientific 
interest.'' On August 21, 2002, Public Law 107-213 re-designated the 
NPS portion of the expanded Monument as a National Preserve. The BLM 
and the NPS were directed to prepare a management plan for the Monument 
and Preserve to be jointly implemented by both agencies. The Craters of 
the Moon National Monument and Preserve MMP was developed with broad 
public participation through a three-year collaborative planning 
process. This MMP addresses management on approximately 739,682 acres 
of federal land in the planning area. The MMP is designed to achieve or 
maintain desired future conditions developed through the planning 
process. It includes a series of management actions to meet the desired 
resource conditions for natural resources, cultural resources, Native 
American rights and interests, land use and transportation, visitor 
experience, and social and economic conditions.
    The approved Craters of the Moon Monument Management Plan is 
essentially the same as Alternative D in the Proposed Craters of the 
Moon National Monument and Preserve Management Plan/Final Environmental 
Impact Statement, published in August 2005. BLM received three protests 
to the proposed plan, all of which have been withdrawn or resolved. No 
inconsistencies with State or local plans, policies, or programs were 
identified during the Governor's

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consistency review of the proposed plan.

    Dated: September 7, 2006.
Bud C. Cribley,
Bureau of Land Management, Acting Idaho State Director.
    Dated: September 12, 2006.
Jonathan B. Jarvis,
National Park Service, Regional Director, Pacific West Region.

    Editorial Note: This document was received at the Office of the 
Federal Register on December 28, 2006.

[FR Doc. 06-9974 Filed 1-4-07; 8:45 am]
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