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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 3 / Friday, January 5, 2007 / Notices hubs, including airports, seaports, train stations and land borders. The DHS TRIP office will be located at, and managed by, TSA. In order for individuals to request redress, they are asked to provide identifying information, as well as details of the travel experience. DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT [Docket No. FR–5125–N–01] Federal Property Suitable as Facilities To Assist the Homeless Description of Data Collection The Traveler Inquiry Form (TIF) is an online form used to collect requests for redress by the DHS TRIP office, which will serve as a centralized intake office for traveler requests to have their personal information reviewed. DHS TRIP then passes the information to the relevant DHS component to process the request, as appropriate (e.g., DHS TRIP passes the form to DHS to initiate the Watch List Clearance Procedure). 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[FR Doc. 06–9973 Filed 1–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4210–67–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [ID–320–1610 DP–050D] Notice of Availability for the Draft Pocatello Resource Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Idaho Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA, 42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) and VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:29 Jan 04, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 577 the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA) of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Resource Management Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement (Draft RMP/EIS) for the Pocatello Field Office and by this notice is announcing the opening of the public comment period. DATES: To assure that they will be considered, BLM must receive written comments on the Draft RMP/EIS within 90 days following the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes a notice of availability in the Federal Register. The BLM will announce future meetings or hearings and any other public involvement activities at least 15 days in advance through public notices, media news releases, and/or mailings. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the Draft RMP/EIS by any of the following methods: • Mail: Pocatello RMP Planning Team, Pocatello Field Office, Bureau of Land, Management, 4350 Cliffs Drive, Pocatello, Idaho 83204. • E-mail: ID_Pocatello_RMP@blm.gov. • Fax: 208–478–6376. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terry Lee Smith, RMP Project Manager, 4350 Cliffs Drive, Pocatello, Idaho 83204, phone 208–478–6340, e-mail Terry_Lee_Smith@blm.gov. The Draft RMP/EIS was developed with broad public participation through a collaborative planning process. This Draft RMP/EIS addresses management on approximately 613,800 acres of public land in the BLM Pocatello Field Office of the Idaho Falls District, in southeastern Idaho. The new RMP will replace the Malad Management Framework Plan (MFP), approved in 1981, and will revise the Pocatello RMP, approved in 1988. The purpose of the RMP is to: • Provide a single, comprehensive land use plan that will guide future management of the public lands and interests, • Provide objectives, land use allocations, and management direction to maintain, improve, or restore resource conditions and provide for the economic needs of the local region, • Address land use conflicts and new issues, and • Provide management direction that identifies where and under what circumstances particular activities will be allowed on public lands while incorporating the mandate of multiple uses in accordance with FLPMA. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\05JAN1.SGM 05JAN1 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

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 3 (Friday, January 5, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 577-578]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-22569]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[ID-320-1610 DP-050D]


Notice of Availability for the Draft Pocatello Resource 
Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, Idaho

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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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 (FLPMA) of 1976 (43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the Bureau of 
Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Resource Management Plan/
Environmental Impact Statement (Draft RMP/EIS) for the Pocatello Field 
Office and by this notice is announcing the opening of the public 
comment period.

DATES: To assure that they will be considered, BLM must receive written 
comments on the Draft RMP/EIS within 90 days following the date the 
Environmental Protection Agency publishes a notice of availability in 
the Federal Register. The BLM will announce future meetings or hearings 
and any other public involvement activities at least 15 days in advance 
through public notices, media news releases, and/or mailings.

ADDRESSES: You may submit comments on the Draft RMP/EIS by any of the 
following methods:
     Mail: Pocatello RMP Planning Team, Pocatello Field Office, 
Bureau of Land, Management, 4350 Cliffs Drive, Pocatello, Idaho 83204.
     E-mail: ID--Pocatello--RMP@blm.gov.
     Fax: 208-478-6376.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Terry Lee Smith, RMP Project Manager, 
4350 Cliffs Drive, Pocatello, Idaho 83204, phone 208-478-6340, e-mail 
Terry--Lee--Smith@blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Draft RMP/EIS was developed with broad 
public participation through a collaborative planning process. This 
Draft RMP/EIS addresses management on approximately 613,800 acres of 
public land in the BLM Pocatello Field Office of the Idaho Falls 
District, in southeastern Idaho. The new RMP will replace the Malad 
Management Framework Plan (MFP), approved in 1981, and will revise the 
Pocatello RMP, approved in 1988.
    The purpose of the RMP is to:
     Provide a single, comprehensive land use plan that will 
guide future management of the public lands and interests,
     Provide objectives, land use allocations, and management 
direction to maintain, improve, or restore resource conditions and 
provide for the economic needs of the local region,
     Address land use conflicts and new issues, and
     Provide management direction that identifies where and 
under what circumstances particular activities will be allowed on 
public lands while incorporating the mandate of multiple uses in 
accordance with FLPMA.

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    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 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.

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