Notice of Proposed Withdrawal and Opportunity for Public Meeting; Arizona, 973-974 [E7-82]

Download as PDF ycherry on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 5 / Tuesday, January 9, 2007 / Notices The Service is furnishing this notice in compliance with Service CCP policy to advise other agencies and the public of its intentions, and to obtain suggestions and information on the scope of issues to be considered in the planning process. DATES: Written comments must be received by February 8, 2007. ADDRESSES: Comments or requests for more information regarding the Medicine Lake NWR Complex should be sent to Laurie Shannon, Planning Team Leader, Division of Refuge Planning, P.O. Box 25486, Denver Federal Center, Denver, Colorado 80225. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laurie Shannon, 303–236–4317, or John Esperance, Chief, Branch of Comprehensive Conservation Planning, 303–236–4369. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Service has initiated the CCP for the Medicine Lake NWR Complex with headquarters in Medicine Lake, Montana. The Medicine Lake NWR Complex is located within the highly productive prairie pothole region of the Northern Great Plains, along the western edge of the Missouri Coteau, in northeastern Montana. It is composed of three individual units: Medicine Lake NWR, Lamesteer NWR, and the Northeast Montana Wetland Management District. Together these units are dispersed across four counties and require management of more than 73,532 acres of Service-owned lands, wetland and/or grassland easements, or leases on privately owned land. Medicine Lake NWR encompasses 31,534 acres including 11,360 acres of designated wilderness and was established in 1935 as ‘‘* * * a refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife’’ (Executive Order 7148, dated August 29, 1935). The Wetland Management District was established in 1968 and consists of Waterfowl Production Areas and wetland and grassland easements. The purpose of these acquired Waterfowl Production Areas and easements is to function as ‘‘waterfowl production areas subject to * * * all of the provisions of the Migratory Bird Conservation Stamp Act * * * except the inviolate sanctuary provisions’’ (16 U.S.C. 718). Lamesteer NWR, established in 1942 as an easement refuge, was described as ‘‘800 acres in Wibaux County, Montana, * * * as refuge and breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife’’ (Executive Order 9166, dated May 19, 1942). The Medicine Lake NWR Complex is home to more than 270 species of birds, VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:55 Jan 08, 2007 Jkt 211001 38 species of mammals, and 17 species of reptiles and amphibians. Each unit of the National Wildlife Refuge System, including the Medicine Lake NWR Complex, has specific purposes for which it was established and for which legislation was enacted. Those purposes are used to develop and prioritize management goals and objectives within the National Wildlife Refuge System mission, and to guide which public uses will occur on these refuges. The planning process is a way for the Service and the public to evaluate management goals and objectives for the best possible conservation efforts of this important wildlife habitat, while providing for wildlife-dependent recreation opportunities that are compatible with the refuges’ establishing purposes and the mission of the National Wildlife Refuge System. The Service will conduct a comprehensive conservation planning process that will provide opportunity for Tribal, State, and local governments; agencies; organizations; and the public to participate in issue scoping and public comment. The Service is requesting input for issues, concerns, ideas, and suggestions for the future management of the Medicine Lake NWR Complex. Anyone interested in providing input is invited to respond to the following three questions. (1) What do you value most about the Medicine Lake NWR Complex? (2) What problems or issues do you want to see addressed in the CCP? (3) What changes, if any, would you like to see in the management of the Medicine Lake NWR Complex? The Service has provided the above questions for your optional use; you are not required to provide information to the Service. The planning team developed these questions to facilitate finding out more information about individual issues and ideas concerning these three units of the National Wildlife Refuge System. Comments received by the planning team will be used as part of the planning process; individual comments will not be referenced in our reports or responded to directly. An opportunity will be given to the public to provide input at the open house to scope issues and concerns (schedules can be obtained from the planning team leader at the above address). Comments may also be submitted anytime during the planning process by writing to the above address. All information provided voluntarily by mail, phone, or at public meetings becomes part of the official public record (i.e., names, addresses, letters of comment, input recorded during PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 973 meetings). If requested under the Freedom of Information Act by a private citizen or organization, the Service may provide informational copies. The environmental review of this project will be conducted in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.); NEPA Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500–1508); other appropriate Federal laws and regulations; and Service policies and procedures for compliance with those regulations. All comments received from individuals on Service Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements become part of the official public record. Requests for such comments will be handled in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, NEPA (40 CFR 1506.6(f)), and other Departmental and Service policies and procedures. When requested, the Service generally will provide comment letters with the names and addresses of the individuals who wrote the comments. However, the telephone number of the commenting individual will not be provided in response to such requests to the extent permissible by law. Dated: November 17, 2006. James J. Slack, Deputy Regional Director, Region 6, Denver, Colorado. [FR Doc. E7–72 Filed 1–8–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [AZ–931–1430–ET; AZA 33447] 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 an application requesting the Secretary of the Interior to withdraw 62.08 acres of National Forest System land from mining to protect the Red Rock Ranger District Administrative Site, Coconino National Forest. This notice segregates the land for up to 2 years from location and entry under the United States mining laws. The land will remain open to all other uses which may by law be authorized on these National Forest System lands. DATES: Comments and requests for a public meeting must be received on or before April 9, 2007. E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 09JAN1 974 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 5 / Tuesday, January 9, 2007 / Notices Comments and meeting requests should be sent to the Bureau of Land Management, Attn: Lands Program Lead, Resources Division, One North Central Avenue, Suite 800, Phoenix, Arizona 85004 and to the Forest Supervisor, Coconino National Forest, 1824 S. Thompson Street, Flagstaff, Arizona 86001. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pete Mourtsen, Coconino National Forest, at the above address or at (928) 527–3414. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Forest Service has filed an application 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 the followingdescribed National Forest System land within the Coconino National Forest for a period of 20 years from location and entry under the United States mining laws, subject to valid existing rights: ADDRESSES: ycherry on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES Gila and Salt River Meridian T. 16 N., R. 5 E., Sec. 25: S1⁄2SE1⁄4NE1⁄4 and T. 16 N., R. 6 E., Sec. 30, lot 2. The area described contains 62.08 acres in Yavapai County, Arizona. The purpose of the proposed withdrawal is to protect the significant Federal investment in administrative facilities to be built at the Forest Service Red Rock Ranger District Administrative Site (Administrative Site) within the Coconino National Forest. The use of a right-of-way, an interagency agreement, or a cooperative agreement would not adequately constrain nondiscretionary mining locations and related uses and therefore would not provide adequate protection of the Federal investment in the Administrative Site. There are no suitable alternative sites that can be considered because the land proposed for withdrawal contains the Administrative Site. No additional water rights will be needed to fulfill the purpose of the requested withdrawal. Records relating to the application may be examined by interested parties at the address of the Bureau of Land Management office stated above. 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, by the date specified above, to both the Bureau of Land Management, Attn: Lands Program Lead, Resources Division, and the Forest Supervisor, Coconino VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:55 Jan 08, 2007 Jkt 211001 National Forest, at the addresses stated above. 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 both the Bureau of Land Management, Attn: Lands Program Lead, Resources Division, and the Forest Supervisor, Coconino National Forest, at the addresses stated above. Upon determination by the authorized officer that a public meeting will be held, a notice of time and place will be published in the Federal Register and in at least one newspaper having a general circulation in the vicinity of the lands involved at least 30 days before the scheduled date of the meeting. The application 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 Coconino National Forest (address above), during regular business hours 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 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 January 9, 2007 the abovedescribed land will be segregated from location and entry under the United States mining laws. The segregative effect of the publication of this notice shall terminate upon denial or cancellation of the subject application, approval of the application, or January 8, 2009, whichever occurs first. (Authority: 43 CFR 2310.3–1(b)). Dated: November 6, 2006. Michael A. Taylor, Deputy State Director, Resources. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 5 (Tuesday, January 9, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 973-974]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-82]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[AZ-931-1430-ET; AZA 33447]


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 an application 
requesting the Secretary of the Interior to withdraw 62.08 acres of 
National Forest System land from mining to protect the Red Rock Ranger 
District Administrative Site, Coconino National Forest. This notice 
segregates the land for up to 2 years from location and entry under the 
United States mining laws. The land will remain open to all other uses 
which may by law be authorized on these National Forest System lands.

DATES: Comments and requests for a public meeting must be received on 
or before April 9, 2007.

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ADDRESSES: Comments and meeting requests should be sent to the Bureau 
of Land Management, Attn: Lands Program Lead, Resources Division, One 
North Central Avenue, Suite 800, Phoenix, Arizona 85004 and to the 
Forest Supervisor, Coconino National Forest, 1824 S. Thompson Street, 
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Pete Mourtsen, Coconino National 
Forest, at the above address or at (928) 527-3414.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The United States Forest Service has filed 
an application 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 the following-described National Forest System land 
within the Coconino National Forest for a period of 20 years from 
location and entry under the United States mining laws, subject to 
valid existing rights:

Gila and Salt River Meridian

T. 16 N., R. 5 E.,
    Sec. 25: S\1/2\SE\1/4\NE\1/4\ and
T. 16 N., R. 6 E.,
    Sec. 30, lot 2.

    The area described contains 62.08 acres in Yavapai County, 
Arizona.

    The purpose of the proposed withdrawal is to protect the 
significant Federal investment in administrative facilities to be built 
at the Forest Service Red Rock Ranger District Administrative Site 
(Administrative Site) within the Coconino National Forest.
    The use of a right-of-way, an interagency agreement, or a 
cooperative agreement would not adequately constrain nondiscretionary 
mining locations and related uses and therefore would not provide 
adequate protection of the Federal investment in the Administrative 
Site.
    There are no suitable alternative sites that can be considered 
because the land proposed for withdrawal contains the Administrative 
Site.
    No additional water rights will be needed to fulfill the purpose of 
the requested withdrawal.
    Records relating to the application may be examined by interested 
parties at the address of the Bureau of Land Management office stated 
above.
    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, by the date specified above, to both the Bureau of 
Land Management, Attn: Lands Program Lead, Resources Division, and the 
Forest Supervisor, Coconino National Forest, at the addresses stated 
above.
    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 both the Bureau of Land Management, Attn: Lands 
Program Lead, Resources Division, and the Forest Supervisor, Coconino 
National Forest, at the addresses stated above. Upon determination by 
the authorized officer that a public meeting will be held, a notice of 
time and place will be published in the Federal Register and in at 
least one newspaper having a general circulation in the vicinity of the 
lands involved at least 30 days before the scheduled date of the 
meeting.
    The application 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 Coconino National Forest (address 
above), during regular business hours 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 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 January 9, 2007 the above-described land will be segregated from 
location and entry under the United States mining laws. The segregative 
effect of the publication of this notice shall terminate upon denial or 
cancellation of the subject application, approval of the application, 
or January 8, 2009, whichever occurs first.

(Authority: 43 CFR 2310.3-1(b)).

    Dated: November 6, 2006.
Michael A. Taylor,
Deputy State Director, Resources.
[FR Doc. E7-82 Filed 1-8-07; 8:45 am]
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