Revision of Recreation Use Restrictions for Indian Creek Canyon Corridor: Closure of the Newspaper Rock Camping Area: Notice of Closure of 987 Acres of Public Land to Camping, 7069-7070 [E7-2415]

Download as PDF ycherry on PROD1PC64 with PRELIMS Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 30 / Wednesday, February 14, 2007 / Notices the off-reservation parcel taken into trust pursuant to Section 5 of the Indian Reorganization Act and implementing regulations in 25 CFR part 151, and requests a Secretarial determination pursuant to Section 20(b)(1)(A) of the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act that a proposed gaming establishment on the parcel would be in the best interest of the Tribe and its members, and not detrimental to the surrounding community. We are aware that some members of the public have expressed concerns about off-reservation gaming. In this case, the parcel is located over 450 miles from the Tribe’s reservation. We are soliciting and will consider accommodating the views of elected officials (State, county, city, etc.) and community members in the local areas as part of our decision-making process. We also plan a more detailed consideration of the broad implications associated with new gaming operations within established communities where gaming is not currently conducted. DATES: The public hearing will be held March 8, 2007, starting at 7 p.m. and continuing until all those who wish to make statements have been heard. Written comments on the scope and implementation of this proposal must arrive by March 26, 2007. ADDRESSES: The public scoping meeting will be at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Detroit Metro Airport, 800 Merriman Road, Romulus, Michigan 48174. It will be co-hosted by the BIA and the Tribe. You may mail or hand-carry written comments to Terrance L. Virden, Regional Director, Midwest Region, Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building, One Federal Drive, Room 550, Ft. Snelling, Minnesota 55111. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Scott Doig, (612) 725–4514. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The proposed project is located on a 24.8acre site in the City of Romulus, Michigan. The site is situated north of the Detroit Metropolitan Airport, approximately 0.5 miles north of Interstate 94 and 20 miles east of Detroit, Michigan. As part of the project, the U.S. Department of the Interior, on behalf of the Tribe, will consider whether or not to take 9.8 acres of the 24.8-acre project site into federal trust. In addition to the proposed action, a reasonable range of alternatives, which will include a no-action alternative and may include an on-reservation alternative, will be considered during the NEPA compliance process. The Tribe consists of approximately 780 members. A Tribal Council, under a federally approved constitution, VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:27 Feb 13, 2007 Jkt 211001 governs tribal affairs. The United States presently holds approximately 5,800 acres of land in the upper peninsula of the State of Michigan in trust for the Tribe. Public Comment Availability Comments including names and addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the BIA address show in the ADDRESSES section, during business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish us to withhold your name and/or 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 the 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. Authority: This notice is published in accordance with section 1503.1 of the Council on Environmental Quality regulations (40 CFR parts 1500 through 1508) implementing the procedural requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.), the Department of the Interior Manual (516 DM 1–6), and is in the exercise of authority delegated to the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs by 209 DM8. Dated: February 8, 2007. Michael D. Olsen, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 07–678 Filed 2–13–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–W7–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [UT–090–06–1220–PM] Revision of Recreation Use Restrictions for Indian Creek Canyon Corridor: Closure of the Newspaper Rock Camping Area: Notice of Closure of 987 Acres of Public Land to Camping Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of closure. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that effective immediately, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Monticello Field Office, is closing 987 acres of public lands in the Indian Creek Canyon PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 7069 near Monticello, Utah, to overnight camping. The public lands affected by this closure are located along Utah State Highway 211, in the following sections of T. 31 S., R. 22 E., section 31, W1⁄2 and in sections of T. 32 S., R. 22 E., section 5, SW1⁄4; section 6, E1⁄2; section 7, E1⁄2; section 8, W1⁄2; section 14, SW1⁄4; section 15, SE1⁄4; section 16, SW1⁄4; section 17; section 20, NE1⁄4; section 21, N1⁄2; section 22, N1⁄2. The purpose of the closure is to provide for public health and safety, and to protect soils and vegetation that have been adversely impacted or are at risk of being adversely impacted by recreational use. The closure will remain in effect until further notice. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandra Meyers, Field Office Manager, Monticello Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, P.O. Box 7, Monticello, Utah 84535; (435) 587–1500. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM is implementing this action on 987 acres of public land in San Juan County, in southeast Utah. The BLM’s Monticello Field Office has observed and documented a high probability of flash flood danger in the Newspaper Rock Area. Adverse effects to soils and vegetation from overnight camping use are also present in the area. Based on this information, BLM’s authorized officer has determined that overnight camping in this area is causing, or will cause, unsafe camping opportunities for the public and considerable adverse effects upon soils and vegetation. Consequently, this area is being closed to overnight camping use. A map showing the closure area is available for public inspection at the BLM’s Monticello Field Office, at the above address. Camping use on the remainder of the public lands in San Juan County, Utah, administered by the BLM, will be managed according to existing Federal Register orders and the 1991 San Juan Resource Area Resource Management Plan. This closure order does not apply to: (1) Any Federal, state or local government law enforcement officer engaged in enforcing this closure order or member of an organized rescue or fire fighting force while in the performance of an official duty. (2) Any BLM employee, agent, contractor, or cooperator while in the performance of an official duty. This order shall not be construed as a limitation on BLM’s future planning efforts. The BLM will periodically monitor resource conditions and trends in the closure area and may modify this order or implement additional limitations or closures as necessary. E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1 7070 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 30 / Wednesday, February 14, 2007 / Notices The authority for this order is 43 CFR 8364.1(a) and 9268.3(d). Dated: January 9, 2007. Sandra A. Meyers, Field Office Manager. [FR Doc. E7–2415 Filed 2–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DQ–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CA–330–1220–MA] Notice of Temporary Restriction Order AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, ycherry on PROD1PC64 with PRELIMS Interior. SUMMARY: The U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Arcata Field Office will establish temporary restrictions pursuant to the Code of Federal Regulations, 43 CFR 8341.2 and 8364.1, to implement interim management guidelines for certain BLM-administered public lands hereafter referred to as ‘‘Lost Coast Headlands,’’ located in Township 2 North, Range 3 West, portions of Sections 13 and 24, Humboldt County, California. Lost Coast Headlands consists of approximately 400 acres and is located along the coastal bluffs approximately 6 miles southwest of Ferndale, CA. These restrictions are needed on a temporary basis until a Resource Management Plan (RMP) Amendment, which will be initiated in 2007, is completed for the area. The area is now open to dispersed recreation with an emphasis on accommodating pedestrian and equestrian access to the coastline. The temporary restrictions are as follows: The area will be open to day use, from one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset; overnight camping, campfires, firearms use, and archery use will not be allowed; and motorized vehicle use off maintained roads and parking areas will not be allowed. Employees, agents, and permitees of the BLM may be exempt from these restrictions for administrative and emergency purposes only. Penalties include a fine not to exceed $1,000 and/or imprisonment not to exceed 12 months, and violators may be subject to the enhanced penalties under 18 U.S.C. 3571 and 18 U.S.C. 3581. These restrictions are necessary to (1) Protect aquatic and terrestrial species from the effects of unregulated impacts, (2) ensure public safety, (3) reduce the potential for wildfires in this wildland urban interface, and (4) minimize inadvertent trespass onto adjoining private property. They will remain in VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:27 Feb 13, 2007 Jkt 211001 effect until the RMP Amendment, with full public participation, is completed. DATES: These temporary restrictions will be effective on March 16, 2007 and once they are posted at the designated site location and the BLM Arcata Field Office. ADDRESSES: Maps and supporting documentation are available for review at the following location: Bureau of Land Management, Arcata Field Office, 1695 Heindon Road, Arcata, CA, 95521. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lynda J. Roush, BLM, Arcata Field Manager, 1695 Heindon Road, Arcata, CA 95521. Ms. Roush may also be contacted by telephone: (707) 825–2300. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM recently acquired two parcels, totaling approximately 400 acres, thanks to the cooperative effort and funding by the California Coastal Conservancy and The Conservation Fund as a third party cooperator. The parcels cover approximately 3 miles of rugged coastal bluffs and include 2 small beach areas at the mouths of Guthrie Creek and Fleener Creek. Located at the south end of the area is a small parking area and hiking/equestrian trail that provides access to the beach. At the north end of the area, another parking area exists with a beach access trail to be constructed during the summer of 2006. A considerable amount of public scoping occurred during the acquisition process. During the scoping, adjoining residents and ranchers and other members of the public expressed concerns regarding trespassing onto private property, safety of the public and adjacent residents related to firearms use, and the increased fire danger that would occur from overnight camping and associated campfires. The BLM assured these neighboring owners that their concerns would be addressed in a comprehensive plan for the area that incorporated full public involvement. The BLM will limit use of the Lost Coast Headlands to daytime access, that is, beginning one hour before sunrise and ending one hour after sunset. Motorized vehicles will be limited to use along the county road and designated parking areas. These two temporary restrictions will provide interim protection for a threatened species, the Northern California Steelhead, and its aquatic habitat and associated riparian vegetation. By taking this interim action, the BLM contributes to the conservation of a threatened species in accordance with Section 7(a)(1) of the Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. 1536(a)(1). The camping and campfire restriction will also reduce the PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 potential for wildfires, which could otherwise occur in this area of flashy fuels (dry grass). The temporary firearms and archery use restrictions are needed to prevent accidents and ensure public safety in this relatively small public land area, due to the proximity of these lands to residences and cattle pastures. Inadvertent trespass onto adjoining private lands will be reduced. These temporary restrictions will be posted in the BLM Arcata Field Office and at places near and/or within the affected public lands. Dated: December 18, 2006. Donald Holmstrom, Assistant Arcata Field Manager. [FR Doc. E7–2420 Filed 2–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Minerals Management Service Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), Eastern Gulf of Mexico (GOM), Oil and Gas Lease Sale 224 for 2008 Minerals Management Service (MMS), Interior. ACTION: Call for Information and Nominations/Notice of Intent (Call/NOI) to Prepare a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS). AGENCY: SUMMARY: The purpose of the Call/NOI is to gather information on oil and gas leasing, exploration, and development that might result from an OCS oil and gas lease sale tentatively scheduled in early 2008. As mandated in the recently enacted Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) of 2006 (Pub. L. 109– 432, December 20, 2006), MMS shall offer a portion of the ‘‘181 Area,’’ located in the Eastern Planning Area, more than 125 miles from Florida for oil and gas leasing. The NOI seeks input for scoping a SEIS. DATES: Comments must be received no later than March 16, 2007 at the address specified below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information on this Call, please contact Mr. Carrol Williams, Minerals Management Service, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123–2394, telephone (504) 736–2803. For information on the NOI, you may contact Mr. Dennis Chew, Gulf of Mexico OCS Region, 1201 Elmwood Park Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana 70123–2394, telephone (504) 736–2793. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The recently enacted Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act (GOMESA) of 2006, (Pub. E:\FR\FM\14FEN1.SGM 14FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 30 (Wednesday, February 14, 2007)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[UT-090-06-1220-PM]


Revision of Recreation Use Restrictions for Indian Creek Canyon 
Corridor: Closure of the Newspaper Rock Camping Area: Notice of Closure 
of 987 Acres of Public Land to Camping

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of closure.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that effective immediately, the Bureau 
of Land Management (BLM), Monticello Field Office, is closing 987 acres 
of public lands in the Indian Creek Canyon near Monticello, Utah, to 
overnight camping. The public lands affected by this closure are 
located along Utah State Highway 211, in the following sections of T. 
31 S., R. 22 E., section 31, W\1/2\ and in sections of T. 32 S., R. 22 
E., section 5, SW\1/4\; section 6, E\1/2\; section 7, E\1/2\; section 
8, W\1/2\; section 14, SW\1/4\; section 15, SE\1/4\; section 16, SW\1/
4\; section 17; section 20, NE\1/4\; section 21, N\1/2\; section 22, 
N\1/2\. The purpose of the closure is to provide for public health and 
safety, and to protect soils and vegetation that have been adversely 
impacted or are at risk of being adversely impacted by recreational 
use. The closure will remain in effect until further notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sandra Meyers, Field Office Manager, 
Monticello Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, P.O. Box 7, 
Monticello, Utah 84535; (435) 587-1500.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The BLM is implementing this action on 987 
acres of public land in San Juan County, in southeast Utah. The BLM's 
Monticello Field Office has observed and documented a high probability 
of flash flood danger in the Newspaper Rock Area. Adverse effects to 
soils and vegetation from overnight camping use are also present in the 
area. Based on this information, BLM's authorized officer has 
determined that overnight camping in this area is causing, or will 
cause, unsafe camping opportunities for the public and considerable 
adverse effects upon soils and vegetation. Consequently, this area is 
being closed to overnight camping use. A map showing the closure area 
is available for public inspection at the BLM's Monticello Field 
Office, at the above address. Camping use on the remainder of the 
public lands in San Juan County, Utah, administered by the BLM, will be 
managed according to existing Federal Register orders and the 1991 San 
Juan Resource Area Resource Management Plan. This closure order does 
not apply to:
    (1) Any Federal, state or local government law enforcement officer 
engaged in enforcing this closure order or member of an organized 
rescue or fire fighting force while in the performance of an official 
duty.
    (2) Any BLM employee, agent, contractor, or cooperator while in the 
performance of an official duty.
    This order shall not be construed as a limitation on BLM's future 
planning efforts. The BLM will periodically monitor resource conditions 
and trends in the closure area and may modify this order or implement 
additional limitations or closures as necessary.

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    The authority for this order is 43 CFR 8364.1(a) and 9268.3(d).

    Dated: January 9, 2007.
Sandra A. Meyers,
Field Office Manager.
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