Notice of Intent to Prepare a Resource Management Plans for the Kremmling and Glenwood Springs Field Office and Associated Environmental Impact Statement, Colorado, 9584-9586 [E7-3627]

Download as PDF 9584 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 41 / Friday, March 2, 2007 / Notices flexibility analysis if a rule would have a significant economic impact, either detrimental or beneficial on a substantial number of small entities. The proposed shooting closure does not pertain specifically to commercial or governmental entities of any size, but to public recreational use of specific lands. Therefore, the BLM has determined under the RFA that these interim supplementary rules would not have a significant economic impact on a substantial number of small entities. Small Business Regulatory Enforcement Fairness Act (SBREFA) This proposed shooting closure does not constitute a ‘‘major rule’’ as defined by U.S.C. 804(2). The proposed shooting closure merely contains rules of conduct for recreational use of certain public lands. The proposed shooting closure has no effect on business, commercial, or industrial use of the public lands. Unfunded Mandates Reform Act The proposed shooting closure does not impose an unfunded mandate on state, local, or Tribal governments in the aggregate, or the private sector, of more than $100 million per year; nor does it have a significant or unique effect on small governments. The propsed shooting closure does not require anything of state, local, or Tribal governments. Therefore, the BLM is not required to prepare a statement containing the information required by the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (2 U.S.C. 1532 et seq.). pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Executive Order 12630, Governmental Actions and Interference With Constitutionally Protected Property Rights (Takings) The proposed shooting closure is not a government action capable of interfering with constitutionally protected property rights. The proposed shooting closure does not address property rights in any form, and does not cause the impairment of anybody’s property rights. Therefore, the Department of the Interior has determined that this proposed shooting closure would not cause a taking of private property or require further discussion of takings implications under this Executive Order. Executive Order 13132 Federalism The proposed shooting closure will not have a substantial direct effect on the states, on the relationship between the national government and the states, or on the distribution of power and responsibilities among the various levels of government. The proposed shooting closure affects land in only one VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:44 Mar 01, 2007 Jkt 211001 state, Nevada. Therefore, the BLM has determined that the proposed shooting closure does not have sufficient Federalism implications to warrant preparation of a Federalism Assessment. Executive Order 12988, Civil Justice Reform Under Executive Order 12988, the Office of the Solicitor has determined that the proposed shooting closure will not unduly burden the judicial system and that the requirements of sections 3(a) and 3(b)(2) of the Order are met. The proposed shooting closure includes rules of conduct and prohibited acts, but they are straightforward and not confusing, and their enforcement should not unreasonably burden the United States Magistrate who will try any persons cited for violating them. Executive Order 13175, Consultation and Coordination With Indian Tribal Governments In accordance with Executive Order 13175, the BLM has found that this proposed shooting closure does not include policies that have Tribal implications. The proposed shooting closure does not affect lands held for the benefit of Indians, Aleuts or Eskimos. Paperwork Reduction Action The proposed shooting closure does not contain information collection requirements that the Office of Management and Budget must approve under the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq. rules requiring special recreation permits for certain recreational users will involve collection of information contained on BLM Special Recreation Permit form 2930–1. This permit form has been approved under OMB Number 10004– 0119. Author The principal author of these interim supplementary rules is Erika Schumacher, Chief Ranger, Las Vegas Field Office, Bureau of Land Management. Closure Area Public lands affected are within the following described area: Township 21 Range 53 Sections 14, 15, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 34, 35, 36; Township 21 Range 54 Sections 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31, 32, 33, 34, Township 22 Range 53 Sections 1, 2 and 12; Township 22 Range 54 Sections 5, 6 and 7, Mount Diablo Meridian, Nevada. Maps Depicting the area affected by this closure order are available for public inspection at the Las Vegas Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, PO 00000 Frm 00084 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4701 N. Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada. Exceptions to Closure a. Hunting with a valid state hunting license and in accordance with State laws, and b. Law Enforcement personnel in the performance of their duties. Closure Restrictions Unless otherwise authorized, within the closure area no person shall: a. Discharge any firearm. b. Possess an unregistered firearm, when registration of a firearm is required by the State of Nevada or Nye County. c. Possess an illegally obtained firearm. d. Possess any firearm in violation of Federal, state or county regulations. e. Unless specifically addressed by regulations set forth in 43 CFR, the laws and regulations of the State of Nevada and Nye County shall govern the use and possession of firearms. Such state and county laws and regulations, which are now or may later be in effect are hereby adopted and made part of this closure. Definitions Firearm: Any weapon capable of firing a projectile including but not limited to rifle, shotgun, handgun, BBgun, pellet gun, etc. This closure is issued under the authority of 43 CFR 8364.1. Violations of any terms, conditions, or restrictions contained in this closure order, may subject the violator to citation or arrest, with penalty of fine and imprisonment or both as specified by law. Juan Palma, Field Manager, Las Vegas Field Office. [FR Doc. E7–3642 Filed 3–1–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CO–120–1610–DO–022C] Notice of Intent to Prepare a Resource Management Plans for the Kremmling and Glenwood Springs Field Office and Associated Environmental Impact Statement, Colorado Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Kremmling and Glenwood Springs Field Office, Colorado intends to prepare Resource E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1 pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 41 / Friday, March 2, 2007 / Notices Management Plans (RMP) with an associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Kremmling and Glenwood Springs planning areas and by this notice is announcing public scoping meetings. The Field Offices will simultaneously revise their respective RMPs for the BLM-administered public lands within each Field Office under one EIS. The RMPs will replace the existing Kremmling and Glenwood Springs RMPs. DATES: This notice initiates the public scoping process. Comments and resource information should be submitted to the BLM within 60 days of publication of this notice in the Federal Register. The BLM will announce public scoping meetings to identify relevant issues through local news media, newsletters, and the BLM Web site (http://www.blm.gov/rmp/co/kfogsfo) at least 15 days prior to the first meeting. ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments by any of the following methods: • Web site: (http://www.blm.gov/rmp/ co/kfo-gsfo). • E-mail: cormpkg@blm.gov. • Fax: (970) 724–9590. • Bureau of Land Management, Kremmling Field Office, Joe Stout, RMP Project Manager, P.O. Box 68, Kremmling, CO 80459. Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the Kremmling and Glenwood Springs Field Offices. Respondents’ comments, including their names and street addresses, will be available for public review at the Kremmling Field Office during regular business hours from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and at the Glenwood Springs Field Office during regular business hours from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays, and may be published as part of the 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 comments. 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and\or to have your name added to our mailing list, contact Joe Stout, Kremmling Field Office, at VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:44 Mar 01, 2007 Jkt 211001 (970) 724–3003. Comments may be sent electronically to cormpkg@blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Kremmling planning area is located in Grand, Eagle, Jackson, Larimer, and Summit Counties, Colorado. The Glenwood Springs planning area is located in Eagle, Garfield, Mesa, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, and Routt Counties, Colorado. This planning activity encompasses approximately 964,000 acres of BLM-administered public lands. The plan will fulfill the needs and obligations set forth by the National Environmental Policy Act, the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, and BLM management policies. The BLM will work collaboratively with interested parties to identify the management decisions that are best suited to local, regional, and national needs and concerns. The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis and alternatives. These issues also guide the planning process. You may submit comments on issues and planning criteria in writing to the BLM at any public scoping meeting, or you may submit them to the BLM using one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section above. 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 comments. 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. Preliminary issues and management concerns have been identified by BLM personnel, other agencies, and in meetings with individuals and user groups. They represent the BLM’s knowledge to date regarding the existing issues and concerns with current land management. The EIS will describe and analyze a range of alternatives, comprised of the No Action alternative (continued management) and a number of action alternatives, each of which will describe options for addressing the major issues. The major issues that will be addressed in this planning effort include: • Oil and gas development; • Range health/upland management; • Water/riparian issues; PO 00000 Frm 00085 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9585 • Increased recreation demands and uses; • Comprehensive travel management and transportation; • High concentration of cultural sites; • Maintaining habitat for Sage Grouse and Sagebrush obligate species; and • Rapidly expanding urban interface areas. Issues identified through public comments will be placed into one of four categories: 1. Issues to be resolved in the plan; 2. Issues to be resolved through policy or administrative action; 3. Issues beyond the scope of the plan; or 4. Issues that have already been addressed but should be better communicated to the issue holder. Rationale will be provided for each issue placed in categories two, three, and four. The public is encouraged to help identify these questions and concerns during the scoping phase. An interdisciplinary approach will be used to develop the plan in order to consider the variety of resource issues and concerns identified. Disciplines involved in the planning process will include specialists with expertise in minerals and geology, forestry, range, fire and fuels, outdoor recreation, archaeology, paleontology, wildlife, fisheries, lands and realty, hydrology, soils, sociology, environmental justice and economics. The following planning criteria have been proposed to guide development of the plan, avoid unnecessary data collection and analyses, and to ensure the plan is tailored to the issues. Other criteria may be identified during the public scoping process. After gathering comments on planning criteria, the BLM will finalize the criteria and provide feedback to the public on the criteria to be used throughout the planning process. Some of the planning criteria that are under consideration include: • The plans will be completed in compliance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) and the National Environmental Policy Act. • The plan will recognize valid existing rights. • Public participation will be encouraged throughout the process. The BLM will collaborate and build relationships with tribes, state and local governments, federal agencies, local stakeholders and others in the community of interest of the plan as normal business. E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1 9586 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 41 / Friday, March 2, 2007 / Notices Dated: November 8, 2006. Peter McFadden, Acting Kremmling Field Manager. Dated: November 9, 2006. Jamie Connell, Glenwood Springs Field Manager. [FR Doc. E7–3627 Filed 3–1–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1610–DO–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE [OMB Number 1105–0030] Justice Management Division, Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management: Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Revision to Previously Approved Collection; Comments Requested 30-Day Notice of Information Collection Under Review: Electronic Applications for the Attorney General’s Honors Program and the Summer Law Intern Program. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES ACTION: The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Justice Management Division, Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management (OARM), has submitted the following information collection request for review and clearance in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval is sought for the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on December 26, 2006, Volume 71, Number 247, pages 77411–77412, allowing for a 60-day public comment period. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment until April 2, 2007. This process is conducted in accordance with 5 CFR 1320.10. Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the item(s) contained in this notice, especially regarding the estimated public burden and associated response time, should be directed to the Office of Management and Budget, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: Department of Justice Desk Officer, Washington, DC 20530. Additionally, comments may be submitted to OMB via facsimile to 202– 395–7285. Comments may also be submitted to the Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Suite 1600, 601 D Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies should address one or more of the following four points: VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:53 Mar 01, 2007 Jkt 211001 (1) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (3) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Overview of this Information Collection: (1) Type of Information Collection: Revision of a Currently Approved Collection (2) Title of the Form/Collection: Electronic Applications for the Attorney General’s Honors Program and the Summer Law Intern Program. (3) Agency form number, if any, and the applicable component of the Department sponsoring the collection: Form Number: none. Office of Attorney Recruitment and Management, Justice Management Division, U.S. Department of Justice. (4) Affected public who will be asked or required to respond, as well as a brief abstract: Primary: Individuals or households. Other: None. The application form is submitted voluntarily once a year by law students and judicial law clerks, who will be in this applicant pool only once; the revision to this collection concerns two additional forms required to be submitted only by those applicants who were selected to be interviewed by Department components. These forms seek information in order to prepare both the official Travel Authorizations prior to the interviewees’ performing pre-employment interview travel (as defined by 41 CFR 301–1.3), and the official Travel Vouchers after the travel is completed. The first new form is the Travel Survey—used by the Department in scheduling travel and/or hotel accommodations, which in turn provides the estimated travel costs required by the Travel Authorization form. The second new form is a simple Reimbursement Form—the interviewees are asked to provide their travel costs and/or hotel accommodations (if applicable) in order for the Department PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 to prepare the Travel Vouchers required before these interviewees can be reimbursed by the Department for the authorized costs they incurred during this pre-employment interview travel. (5) An estimate of the total number of respondents and the amount of time estimated for an average respondent to respond/reply: It is estimated that 5000 respondents will complete the application in approximately one (1) hour per application. The revised burden would include 600 respondents who will complete the travel survey in approximately 10 minutes per form, and 600 respondents who will complete the reimbursement form in approximately 10 minutes per form. (6) An estimate of the total public burden (in hours) associated with the collection: The estimated revised total annual public burden associated with this application is 5200 hours. If additional information is required, contact Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, United States Department of Justice, Justice Management Division, Policy and Planning Staff, Patrick Henry Building, Suite 1600, 601 D Street, NW., Washington, DC 20530. Dated: February 26, 2007. Lynn Bryant, Department Clearance Officer, PRA, Department of Justice. [FR Doc. E7–3634 Filed 3–1–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4410–PB–P DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE Federal Bureau of Investigation [OMB Number 1110–0006] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection, Comments Requested 30-day notice of information collection under review: Revision of a currently approved collection law enforcement officers killed or assaulted. ACTION: The Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Justice Information Services Division will be submitting the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance in accordance with established review procedures of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal E:\FR\FM\02MRN1.SGM 02MRN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[CO-120-1610-DO-022C]


Notice of Intent to Prepare a Resource Management Plans for the 
Kremmling and Glenwood Springs Field Office and Associated 
Environmental Impact Statement, Colorado

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Kremmling and Glenwood 
Springs Field Office, Colorado intends to prepare Resource

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Management Plans (RMP) with an associated Environmental Impact 
Statement (EIS) for the Kremmling and Glenwood Springs planning areas 
and by this notice is announcing public scoping meetings. The Field 
Offices will simultaneously revise their respective RMPs for the BLM-
administered public lands within each Field Office under one EIS. The 
RMPs will replace the existing Kremmling and Glenwood Springs RMPs.

DATES: This notice initiates the public scoping process. Comments and 
resource information should be submitted to the BLM within 60 days of 
publication of this notice in the Federal Register. The BLM will 
announce public scoping meetings to identify relevant issues through 
local news media, newsletters, and the BLM Web site (http://
www.blm.gov/rmp/co/kfo-gsfo) at least 15 days prior to the first 
meeting.

ADDRESSES: You may submit written comments by any of the following 
methods:
     Web site: (http://www.blm.gov/rmp/co/kfo-gsfo).
     E-mail: cormpkg@blm.gov.
     Fax: (970) 724-9590.
     Bureau of Land Management, Kremmling Field Office, Joe 
Stout, RMP Project Manager, P.O. Box 68, Kremmling, CO 80459.
    Documents pertinent to this proposal may be examined at the 
Kremmling and Glenwood Springs Field Offices. Respondents' comments, 
including their names and street addresses, will be available for 
public review at the Kremmling Field Office during regular business 
hours from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and at the Glenwood Springs Field 
Office during regular business hours from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 
Monday through Friday, except holidays, and may be published as part of 
the 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 comments. 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information 
and[bs]or to have your name added to our mailing list, 
contact Joe Stout, Kremmling Field Office, at (970) 724-3003. Comments 
may be sent electronically to cormpkg@blm.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Kremmling planning area is located in 
Grand, Eagle, Jackson, Larimer, and Summit Counties, Colorado. The 
Glenwood Springs planning area is located in Eagle, Garfield, Mesa, 
Pitkin, Rio Blanco, and Routt Counties, Colorado. This planning 
activity encompasses approximately 964,000 acres of BLM-administered 
public lands. The plan will fulfill the needs and obligations set forth 
by the National Environmental Policy Act, the Federal Land Policy and 
Management Act, and BLM management policies. The BLM will work 
collaboratively with interested parties to identify the management 
decisions that are best suited to local, regional, and national needs 
and concerns.
    The purpose of the public scoping process is to determine relevant 
issues that will influence the scope of the environmental analysis and 
alternatives. These issues also guide the planning process. You may 
submit comments on issues and planning criteria in writing to the BLM 
at any public scoping meeting, or you may submit them to the BLM using 
one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section above. 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 comments. 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.
    Preliminary issues and management concerns have been identified by 
BLM personnel, other agencies, and in meetings with individuals and 
user groups. They represent the BLM's knowledge to date regarding the 
existing issues and concerns with current land management. The EIS will 
describe and analyze a range of alternatives, comprised of the No 
Action alternative (continued management) and a number of action 
alternatives, each of which will describe options for addressing the 
major issues. The major issues that will be addressed in this planning 
effort include:
     Oil and gas development;
     Range health/upland management;
     Water/riparian issues;
     Increased recreation demands and uses;
     Comprehensive travel management and transportation;
     High concentration of cultural sites;
     Maintaining habitat for Sage Grouse and Sagebrush obligate 
species; and
     Rapidly expanding urban interface areas.
    Issues identified through public comments will be placed into one 
of four categories:
    1. Issues to be resolved in the plan;
    2. Issues to be resolved through policy or administrative action;
    3. Issues beyond the scope of the plan; or
    4. Issues that have already been addressed but should be better 
communicated to the issue holder.
    Rationale will be provided for each issue placed in categories two, 
three, and four. The public is encouraged to help identify these 
questions and concerns during the scoping phase.
    An interdisciplinary approach will be used to develop the plan in 
order to consider the variety of resource issues and concerns 
identified. Disciplines involved in the planning process will include 
specialists with expertise in minerals and geology, forestry, range, 
fire and fuels, outdoor recreation, archaeology, paleontology, 
wildlife, fisheries, lands and realty, hydrology, soils, sociology, 
environmental justice and economics.
    The following planning criteria have been proposed to guide 
development of the plan, avoid unnecessary data collection and 
analyses, and to ensure the plan is tailored to the issues. Other 
criteria may be identified during the public scoping process. After 
gathering comments on planning criteria, the BLM will finalize the 
criteria and provide feedback to the public on the criteria to be used 
throughout the planning process. Some of the planning criteria that are 
under consideration include:
     The plans will be completed in compliance with the Federal 
Land Policy and Management Act (43 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) and the 
National Environmental Policy Act.
     The plan will recognize valid existing rights.
     Public participation will be encouraged throughout the 
process. The BLM will collaborate and build relationships with tribes, 
state and local governments, federal agencies, local stakeholders and 
others in the community of interest of the plan as normal business.

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


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    Dated: November 8, 2006.
Peter McFadden,
Acting Kremmling Field Manager.
    Dated: November 9, 2006.
Jamie Connell,
Glenwood Springs Field Manager.

[FR Doc. E7-3627 Filed 3-1-07; 8:45 am]
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