Notice of Availability of the Ironwood Forest National Monument Draft Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DRMP/DEIS), Arizona, 9576-9577 [E7-3626]

Download as PDF 9576 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 41 / Friday, March 2, 2007 / Notices 1. Your name, mailing address, and telephone number. 2. A statement of the issue(s) of concern. 3. Specific identification of the part(s) of the proposed plan that are of concern. To the extent possible, this should be done by reference to specific pages, paragraphs, sections, tables, or maps included in the document. 4. A copy of any documents addressing the issue(s) that you may have submitted during the planning process or a reference to the date the issue(s) were discussed for the record. 5. A concise statement explaining why you believe the proposed plan is in error. All relevant facts need to be included in this statement of reasons. The facts, reasons, and documentation are important to help us understand your specific concerns, rather than an expression of general disagreement with the proposed decision. Letters to the Superintendent should be addressed as follows: Superintendent, National Park Service, Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, 345 East Riverside Drive, St. George, UT 84790. A limited number of individual copies of the FEIS may be obtained from the Arizona Strip BLM or National Park Service, at 345 East Riverside Drive, St. George, UT 84790. Willie R. Taylor, Director, Office of Environmental, Policy and Compliance. [FR Doc. 07–940 Filed 3–1–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–84–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Fish and Wildlife Service Endangered Species Recovery Permit Applications Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of receipt of permit applications; request for comment. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: We invite the public to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species. DATES: Comments on these permit applications must be received on or before April 2, 2007. ADDRESSES: Written data or comments should be submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Chief, Endangered Species, Ecological Services, 911 NE. 11th Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97232– 4181 (telephone: 503–231–2063; fax: 503–231–6243). Please refer to the respective permit number for each VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:44 Mar 01, 2007 Jkt 211001 application when submitting comments. All comments received, including names and addresses, will become part of the official administrative record and may be made available to the public. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Linda Belluomini, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, at the above Portland address (telephone: 503–231–2063; fax: 503– 231–6243). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following applicants have applied for scientific research permits to conduct certain activities with endangered species pursuant to section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (we) solicits review and comment from local, State, and Federal agencies, and the public on the following permit requests. Permit No. TE–140683 Applicant: Susan I. Jarvi, Hilo, Hawaii. The applicant requests a permit to take (inoculate and collect biological samples) captive nene (Branta sandvicensis) in conjunction with vaccination research in Kona, Hilo, and Waikaloa, Hawaii for the purpose of enhancing its survival. Permit No. TE–145562 Applicant: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources, Moss Landing, California. The applicant requests a permit to take (capture, locate and monitor nests, band, tag, transmitter, collect biological samples) the Hawaiian petrel (Pterodroma sandwichensis) in conjunction with scientific research throughout the species range in the State of Hawaii for the purpose of enhancing its survival. Permit No. 145851 Applicant: Andrew Engilis, Davis, California. The applicant requests a permit to take (capture, hold, weigh, measure, band, and collect biological samples) the Hawaiian duck (Anas wyvilliana, and take (capture and release) the Hawaiian moorhen (Gallinula chloropus sandvicensis, and the Hawaiian coot (Fulica alai) in conjunction with scientific research on the islands of Oahu, Kauai, and Hawaii in the State of Hawaii for the purpose of enhancing their survival. We solicit public review and comment on each of these recovery permit applications. Our practice is to make comments, including names and home addresses of respondents, available for public review during regular business hours. Individual PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 respondents may request that we withhold their home addresses from the record, which we will honor to the extent allowable by law. There also may be circumstances in which we would withhold from the record a respondent’s identity, as allowable by law. If you wish us to withhold your name and/or address, you must state this prominently at the beginning of your comment, but you should be aware that we may be required to disclose your name and address pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act. However, we will not consider anonymous comments. We will make all submissions from organizations or businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, available for public inspection in their entirety. Comments and materials received will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the above address. Dated: February 7, 2007. David J. Wesley, Acting Regional Director, Region 1, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. E7–3663 Filed 3–1–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [AZ–420–06–1610–DP–085A] Notice of Availability of the Ironwood Forest National Monument Draft Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DRMP/DEIS), Arizona 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 the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 (FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DRMP/DEIS) for the Ironwood Forest National Monument and by this notice is announcing the opening of the comment period. DATES: To assure that they will be considered, BLM must receive written comments on the DRMP/DEIS within 90 days following the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes its Notice of Availability in E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1 pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 41 / Friday, March 2, 2007 / Notices the Federal Register. Public meetings and other public-involvement activities will be announced at least 15 days in advance through local media and via the Internet at http://www.blm.gov/az/ news.htm. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be mailed to Mark Lambert, Planning and Environmental Coordinator, Ironwood Forest National Monument, Tucson Field Office, 12661 East Broadway Boulevard, Tucson, Arizona 85748– 7208. You may also hand-deliver comments to the above listed address. Electronic comments will be accepted and should be sent to: AZ_IFNM_RMP@blm.gov. Oral comments will also be accepted and recorded at public meetings held during the 90-day public review and comment period. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Lambert, Planning and Environmental Coordinator, Bureau of Land Management, Tucson Field Office, 12661 East Broadway Boulevard, Tucson, Arizona 85748–7208, Telephone 520–258–7200. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Ironwood Forest National Monument, established by Presidential Proclamation on June 9, 2000, encompasses approximately 128,686 acres of Federal land administered by the BLM. The DRMP/DEIS affects only Federal lands and Federal interests located within the established boundary of the monument. The BLM’s Tucson Field Office has the responsibility of planning for and management of Federal lands within the monument. Issues identified as part of the planning process and addressed in the DRMP/ DEIS include air resources, biological resources, cultural resources, fire management, grazing management, hazardous materials, lands and realty, mineral and energy resources, Native American issues, recreation, social and economic conditions, soils, wilderness characteristics, transportation and access, visual resources, and water resources. The DRMP/DEIS includes strategies for protecting and preserving the biological, cultural, recreational, geological, educational, scientific, and scenic values for which the monument was established. Four alternatives have been developed in response to the issues. The ‘‘no action’’ alternative represents current management of the Ironwood Forest National Monument. Three additional ‘‘action’’ alternatives present reasonable, yet varying, management scenarios. The alternatives range from emphasizing maintenance of the naturalness of Ironwood Forest National Monument (by restricting some VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:44 Mar 01, 2007 Jkt 211001 human uses) to emphasizing continued human uses, while still protecting the objects and resources for which the monument was established. The noaction alternative proposes the continued designation of the Waterman Mountains Area of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC). This ACEC is approximately 3,342 acres and was designated to protect the endangered Nichol Turk’s head cactus, provide optimum habitat for naturally occurring populations of Nichol Turk’s head cactus, and assist in its recovery. The following resource-use limitation applies to this ACEC: Prohibit land use authorizations except along existing roads and trails. The action alternatives do not propose designation of this ACEC. For detailed information, refer to Chapter 2 of the DRMP/DEIS, Special Area Designations section. The range of alternatives in the DRMP/DEIS evaluates planning decisions brought forward from current BLM planning documents, including the Phoenix Resource Management Plan (1989), Arizona Standards for Rangeland Health and Guidelines for Grazing Administration (1987), and the Arizona Statewide Land Use Plan Amendment for Fire, Fuels, and Air Quality Management (2003). A Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact Statement, as well as a Record of Decision will be prepared by the BLM for the Ironwood Forest National Monument Resource Management Plan in accordance with planning regulations at 43 CFR part 1610 and NEPA at 40 CFR part 1502. Public comments, including names and street addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at: Bureau of Land Management, Tucson Field Office, 12661 East Broadway Boulevard Tucson, Arizona 85748–7208, during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Monday through Friday, except holidays. Individual respondents may request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name and/or street address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), 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 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. Copies of the Ironwood Forest National Monument DRMP/DEIS are available for review via the Internet at http://www.blm.gov/az/env_docs/ PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9577 library/rmps/rmps.htm. Electronic (CD– ROM) and paper copies are available for review at the BLM, Tucson Field Office. Electronic (on CD–ROM) and paper copies also may be obtained by contacting the BLM at the address and phone number provided above. Dated: October 25, 2006. Michael A. Taylor, Acting State Director. Editorial Note: This document was received at the Office of the Federal Register on February 26, 2007. [FR Doc. E7–3626 Filed 3–1–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–32–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management Notice of Availability of Eastern San Diego County Draft Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Resource Management Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement (RMP/ EIS) for the El Centro Field Office. The Draft RMP/EIS addresses public lands managed by the El Centro Field Office in the eastern portion of San Diego County, California, and by this notice is announcing the opening of the 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 the Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. Future meetings or hearings and any other public involvement activities will be announced at least 15 days in advance through public notices, media news releases, and/or mailings. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments at the public meetings or by any of the following methods: • Web Site: http://www.ca.blm.gov/ elcentro. • Fax: (760) 337–4490. • Mail: 1661 So. 4th St., El Centro, California 92243. • E-mail: caesdrmp@.ca.blm.gov. CD and paper copies of the Eastern San Diego County Draft RMP/EIS are available at the El Centro Field Office at E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 41 (Friday, March 2, 2007)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[AZ-420-06-1610-DP-085A]


Notice of Availability of the Ironwood Forest National Monument 
Draft Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement 
(DRMP/DEIS), Arizona

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 of 1976 (FLPMA, 43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the Bureau of 
Land Management (BLM) has prepared a Draft Resource Management Plan and 
Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DRMP/DEIS) for the Ironwood 
Forest National Monument and by this notice is announcing the opening 
of the comment period.

DATES: To assure that they will be considered, BLM must receive written 
comments on the DRMP/DEIS within 90 days following the date the 
Environmental Protection Agency publishes its Notice of Availability in

[[Page 9577]]

the Federal Register. Public meetings and other public-involvement 
activities will be announced at least 15 days in advance through local 
media and via the Internet at http://www.blm.gov/az/news.htm.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be mailed to Mark Lambert, Planning and 
Environmental Coordinator, Ironwood Forest National Monument, Tucson 
Field Office, 12661 East Broadway Boulevard, Tucson, Arizona 85748-
7208. You may also hand-deliver comments to the above listed address. 
Electronic comments will be accepted and should be sent to: AZ--IFNM--
RMP@blm.gov. Oral comments will also be accepted and recorded at public 
meetings held during the 90-day public review and comment period.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Lambert, Planning and 
Environmental Coordinator, Bureau of Land Management, Tucson Field 
Office, 12661 East Broadway Boulevard, Tucson, Arizona 85748-7208, 
Telephone 520-258-7200.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Ironwood Forest National Monument, 
established by Presidential Proclamation on June 9, 2000, encompasses 
approximately 128,686 acres of Federal land administered by the BLM. 
The DRMP/DEIS affects only Federal lands and Federal interests located 
within the established boundary of the monument. The BLM's Tucson Field 
Office has the responsibility of planning for and management of Federal 
lands within the monument. Issues identified as part of the planning 
process and addressed in the DRMP/DEIS include air resources, 
biological resources, cultural resources, fire management, grazing 
management, hazardous materials, lands and realty, mineral and energy 
resources, Native American issues, recreation, social and economic 
conditions, soils, wilderness characteristics, transportation and 
access, visual resources, and water resources. The DRMP/DEIS includes 
strategies for protecting and preserving the biological, cultural, 
recreational, geological, educational, scientific, and scenic values 
for which the monument was established. Four alternatives have been 
developed in response to the issues. The ``no action'' alternative 
represents current management of the Ironwood Forest National Monument. 
Three additional ``action'' alternatives present reasonable, yet 
varying, management scenarios. The alternatives range from emphasizing 
maintenance of the naturalness of Ironwood Forest National Monument (by 
restricting some human uses) to emphasizing continued human uses, while 
still protecting the objects and resources for which the monument was 
established. The no-action alternative proposes the continued 
designation of the Waterman Mountains Area of Critical Environmental 
Concern (ACEC). This ACEC is approximately 3,342 acres and was 
designated to protect the endangered Nichol Turk's head cactus, provide 
optimum habitat for naturally occurring populations of Nichol Turk's 
head cactus, and assist in its recovery. The following resource-use 
limitation applies to this ACEC: Prohibit land use authorizations 
except along existing roads and trails. The action alternatives do not 
propose designation of this ACEC. For detailed information, refer to 
Chapter 2 of the DRMP/DEIS, Special Area Designations section.
    The range of alternatives in the DRMP/DEIS evaluates planning 
decisions brought forward from current BLM planning documents, 
including the Phoenix Resource Management Plan (1989), Arizona 
Standards for Rangeland Health and Guidelines for Grazing 
Administration (1987), and the Arizona Statewide Land Use Plan 
Amendment for Fire, Fuels, and Air Quality Management (2003). A 
Proposed Resource Management Plan and Final Environmental Impact 
Statement, as well as a Record of Decision will be prepared by the BLM 
for the Ironwood Forest National Monument Resource Management Plan in 
accordance with planning regulations at 43 CFR part 1610 and NEPA at 40 
CFR part 1502.
    Public comments, including names and street addresses of 
respondents, will be available for public review at: Bureau of Land 
Management, Tucson Field Office, 12661 East Broadway Boulevard Tucson, 
Arizona 85748-7208, during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), 
Monday through Friday, except holidays. Individual respondents may 
request confidentiality. If you wish to withhold your name and/or 
street address from public review or from disclosure under the Freedom 
of Information Act (FOIA), 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 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.
    Copies of the Ironwood Forest National Monument DRMP/DEIS are 
available for review via the Internet at http://www.blm.gov/az/env_
docs/library/rmps/rmps.htm. Electronic (CD-ROM) and paper copies are 
available for review at the BLM, Tucson Field Office. Electronic (on 
CD-ROM) and paper copies also may be obtained by contacting the BLM at 
the address and phone number provided above.

    Dated: October 25, 2006.
Michael A. Taylor,
Acting State Director.

    Editorial Note: This document was received at the Office of the 
Federal Register on February 26, 2007.

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