Notice of Availability of Supplemental Information on Proposed Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) and Associated Resource Use Limitations for Public Lands for the Draft Rawlins Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (Draft RMP/EIS), Laramie, Albany, Carbon, and Eastern Sweetwater Counties, WY, 31091-31093 [E7-10735]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 107 / Tuesday, June 5, 2007 / Notices SUMMARY: The public is invited to comment on the following applications to conduct certain activities with endangered species or marine mammals. DATES: Written data, comments or requests must be received by July 5, 2007. ADDRESSES: Documents and other information submitted with these applications are available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act, by any party who submits a written request for a copy of such documents within 30 days of the date of publication of this notice to: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Management Authority, 4401 North Fairfax Drive, Room 700, Arlington, Virginia 22203; fax 703/358–2281. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Division of Management Authority, telephone 703/358–2104. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Endangered Species The public is invited to comment on the following applications for a permit to conduct certain activities with endangered species. This notice is provided pursuant to Section 10(c) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.). Written data, comments, or requests for copies of these complete applications should be submitted to the Director (address above). Applicant: Robert J. Lange, Benson, MN, PRT–152668. The applicant requests a permit to import the sport-hunted trophy of one male bontebok (Damaliscus pygargus pygargus) culled from a captive herd maintained under the management program of the Republic of South Africa, for the purpose of enhancement of the survival of the species. Marine Mammals The public is invited to comment on the following applications for a permit to conduct certain activities with marine mammals. The applications were submitted to satisfy requirements of the Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972, as amended (16 U.S.C. 1361 et seq.), and the regulations governing marine mammals (50 CFR part 18). Written data, comments, or requests for copies of the complete applications or requests for a public hearing on these applications should be submitted to the Director (address above). Anyone requesting a hearing should give specific reasons why a hearing would be appropriate. The holding of such a hearing is at the discretion of the Director. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:28 Jun 04, 2007 Jkt 211001 31091 Applicant: Wayne F. Farnsworth Jr., Granville, OH, PRT–152072. The applicant requests a permit to import a polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sport hunted from the Lancaster Sound polar bear population in Canada for personal, noncommercial use. Dated: May 4, 2007. Amy Brisendine, Acting Senior Permit Biologist, Branch of Permits, Division of Management Authority. [FR Doc. E7–10763 Filed 6–4–07; 8:45 am] Applicant: Thomas P. Wittmann, Dallas, TX, PRT–152182. The applicant requests a permit to import a polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sport hunted from the Lancaster Sound polar bear population in Canada for personal, noncommercial use. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Applicant: Leslie J. Naisbitt, Sparks, NV, PRT–152244. The applicant requests a permit to import a polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sport hunted from the Lancaster Sound polar bear population in Canada for personal, noncommercial use. Applicant: Michael P. Litwin, Appleton, WI, PRT–152186. The applicant requests a permit to import a polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sport hunted from the Lancaster Sound polar bear population in Canada for personal, noncommercial use. Applicant: Gary D. Young, Scott Depot, WV, PRT–152402. The applicant requests a permit to import a polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sport hunted from the Northern Beaufort Sea polar bear population in Canada for personal, noncommercial use. Applicant: Matt Ward, Santa Monica, CA, PRT–152907. The applicant requests a permit to import a polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sport hunted from the Northern Beaufort Sea polar bear population in Canada for personal, noncommercial use. Applicant: Danny Z. Donaldson, Palmer, AK, PRT–152239. The applicant requests a permit to import a polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sport hunted from the Viscount Melville Sound polar bear population in Canada for personal, noncommercial use. Applicant: Myers R. Delaney, Greenwich, CT, PRT–153379. The applicant requests a permit to import a polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sport hunted from the Lancaster Sound polar bear population in Canada for personal, noncommercial use. Applicant: Clifford C. Neuse, Creue Coeur, MO, PRT–153451. The applicant requests a permit to import a polar bear (Ursus maritimus) sport hunted from the Lancaster Sound polar bear population in Canada for personal, noncommercial use. PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 BILLING CODE 4310–55–P Bureau of Land Management [WY–030–07–1610–DQ] Notice of Availability of Supplemental Information on Proposed Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) and Associated Resource Use Limitations for Public Lands for the Draft Rawlins Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (Draft RMP/EIS), Laramie, Albany, Carbon, and Eastern Sweetwater Counties, WY Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: On December 17, 2004, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) published a Notice of Availability (Vol. 69, No. 242) of the Draft Rawlins Resource Management Plan/ Environmental Impact Statement for public review and comment in the Federal Register. BLM planning regulations at 43 CFR 1610.7–2 require the BLM to notify the public of proposed ACECs in a Federal Register Notice. The proposed ACECs and resource use limitations that are identified in the Draft RMP/EIS were not specifically identified in the original notice. This notice fulfills the regulatory requirements. (Supplemental information can be found in the original Notice of Availability (NOA) published in the Federal Register.) DATES: Consistent with 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1610.7–2, a 60-day public review of the ACEC information and comment submittal period will start on the date that this notice appears in the Federal Register. ADDRESSES: Comments must be received by or before the end of the 60-day comment period and written comments must be submitted as follows: 1. Comments may be provided via the Rawlins RMP Revision Web site at: http://www.blm.gov/rmp/wy/rawlins/; the Web site is designed to allow commenters to submit comments electronically by resource subject directly onto a comment form posted on the Web site. Comments may be uploaded in an electronic file directly to the above Web site. E:\FR\FM\05JNN1.SGM 05JNN1 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 31092 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 107 / Tuesday, June 5, 2007 / Notices 2. Written comments may be mailed or delivered to the BLM at: Rawlins RMP/EIS, Bureau of Land Management Rawlins Field Office, 1300 North Third Street, P.O. Box 2407, Rawlins, Wyoming 82301. 3. Comments may be sent by facsimile to (307) 328–4224. The BLM will only accept comments if they are submitted in the methods described above. To be given consideration by the BLM, comment submittals must include the commenter’s name and street address. Whenever possible, please include reference to either the page or section in the Draft RMP/EIS to which the ACEC related comment applies. To facilitate analysis of comments and information submitted, BLM encourages commenters to submit comments in an electronic format through the Web site. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. All submissions from organizations or businesses, will be available for public inspection in their entirety. Copies of the Draft RMP/EIS were sent to affected Federal, State, and local government agencies and interested parties when the document first became available. Additional copies have been supplied to interested parties on request. There are a limited number of hard copies available upon request. The document was posted electronically, and is still available for public review on the following Web site: http:// www.blm.gov/rmp/wy/rawlins/. Copies of Draft RMP/EIS are also available for public inspection at the following locations: • Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003 • Bureau of Land Management, Rawlins Field Office, 1300 N. Third Street, Rawlins, Wyoming 82301 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Storzer, Field Manager, or John Spehar, Rawlins RMP Team Leader, BLM Rawlins Field Office, 1300 N. Third Street, Rawlins, Wyoming 8230; or by telephone at (307) 328–4200. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following description of alternatives considered in the Draft RMP/EIS is to VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:28 Jun 04, 2007 Jkt 211001 provide context for reviewing the proposed ACECs. The Draft RMP/EIS documents the direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental impacts of four alternatives for management of BLM-administered public lands within the Rawlins Field Office. When completed, the revised RMP will fulfill the obligations set forth by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Federal Land Policy and Management Act, and associated Federal regulations. Four alternatives are analyzed in detail: 1. Alternative 1 (No Action Alternative): Continues existing management direction; 2. Alternative 2: Encourages development and use opportunities while minimizing impacts to cultural and natural resources; 3. Alternative 3: Fosters conservation of natural and cultural resources while providing for compatible development and use; and 4. Alternative 4: Provides development opportunities while protecting sensitive resources (Agency Preferred Alternative). There are four ACECs in the existing land use plan, the Great Divide RMP (1990): Como Bluff National Natural Landmark/ACEC (1,690 acres); Sand Hills ACEC (7,960 acres); Jep Canyon ACEC (13,810 acres); and the Shamrock Hills ACEC (18,400 acres). There are 11 potential new ACECs proposed in the Draft RMP/EIS and one proposed expansion of the Sand Hills ACEC. The ACECs are: • Stratton Sagebrush Steppe Research Area ACEC (5,530 acres): Values of Concern—continuous 30 year historic watershed study and infrastructure. Use Limitations—closed to locatable mineral entry, mineral material disposal, and land tenure adjustments, including sales. • Chain Lakes ACEC (30,560 acres): Values of Concern—unique, alkaline desert lake system and wildlife habitat. Use Limitations—may include use limitations to protect the desert lake system and its wetlands. • Laramie Peak ACEC (18,940 acres): Values of Concern—crucial winter habitat for big game and habitat for federally-listed threatened and endangered and BLM sensitive species. Use Limitations—proposed locatable mineral use, exploration and development when five or more acres of surface disturbance require a plan of operation. • Red Rim Daley ACEC (11,100 acres): Values of Concern—crucial winter habitat for pronghorn antelope. Use Limitations—plans of operations requirement for locatable mineral PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 exploration and development for disturbance of 5 or more acres. • Cave Creek Cave ACEC (name changed from Shirley Mountain Bat Cave, 240 acres): Values of Concern— cave resources including hibernaculum for several species of bats. Use Limitations—seasonal closure of the Cave Creek cave gate from October 15 through April 30. • Laramie Plains Lakes ACEC (1,600 acres): Values of Concern—potential habitat and reintroduction sites for the endangered Wyoming toad. Use Limitations—activities may be limited to protect or avoid Wyoming toad habitat. • Historic Trails ACEC (40,990 acres): Values of Concern—the Overland and Cherokee Trails and the Rawlins-toBaggs and Rawlins-to-Fort Washakie Freight Roads. Use Limitations—use/ activities limited to maintain visual integrity from the trails; also includes minimizing the extent of surface disturbance, oil and gas lease stipulations regarding occupancy and closure of some areas near or including the trails, and closure to locatable mineral entry and operations. • Blowout Penstemon ACEC (17,050 acres): Values of Concern—occupied and potential sand dune habitat for the endangered blowout penstemon. Use Limitations—closure to mineral entry and mineral material disposals. • Upper Muddy Creek Watershed/ Grizzly ACEC (35,200 acres): Values of Concern—unique fish habitats that support a rare community of native Colorado River Basin fish (bluehead sucker, flannelmouth sucker, roundtail chub, mountain sucker, speckled dace), reintroduction area for the Colorado River cutthroat trout and big game crucial winter range. Use Limitations— motorized vehicle use limited to designated roads and vehicle routes and seasonal closures. • White-Tailed Prairie Dog ACEC (109,650 acres): Values of Concern— white tailed prairie dog complexes (element of the sagebrush steppe ecosystem). Use Limitations—motorized vehicle use limited to designated roads/ vehicle routes. • High Savery Dam ACEC (530 acres): Values of Concern—Colorado River cutthroat trout fishery and potential for reintroduction. Use Limitations—public access restricted to foot travel only. • JO Ranch expansion of Sand Hills ACEC (4,740 acres): Values of Concern—same as Sand Hills with historic cultural properties through land exchange. Use Limitations—potential mineral resources use limitations dependent on surface ownership and use limitations may include those E:\FR\FM\05JNN1.SGM 05JNN1 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 107 / Tuesday, June 5, 2007 / Notices needed to protect and preserve the historical and cultural resources including the JO Ranch buildings and irrigation system and the stage stop along the historical Rawlins-to-Baggs Freight Road. Alternative 1 proposes to maintain the status of the four existing ACECs identified in the Great Divide RMP. Alternative 2 proposes to eliminate the four ACECs established in the Great Divide RMP to areas of general management. No new ACECs are proposed. Alternative 3 proposes to continue to maintain the status of two existing ACECs, Sand Hills and Como Bluffs, and establish all of the new (11) ACECs listed above. (Alternative 3 does not include the JO Ranch expansion of the Sand Hills ACEC.) As a result of public scoping and the alternative development process, Alternative 4 (Agency Preferred Alternative), proposes the following ACECs: Maintain the status of one existing ACEC, Sand Hills (7,960 acres) and include the JO Ranch expansion (4,740 acres), and establish two new ACECs: Cave Creek Cave (240 acres) and Blowout Penstemon (17,050 acres). Donald A. Simpson, Associate State Director. [FR Doc. E7–10735 Filed 6–4–07; 8:45 am] The Spring Creek Basin Herd Management Area hearing will be held at the following location: Dolores Public Lands Office, 29211 Highway 184, Dolores, Colorado. The Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Range hearing will be held at the Grand Junction Field Office; 2815 H Road; Grand Junction, Colorado. Additional Information: The Dolores Public Land Office hearing will be immediately followed by a public meeting to serve as a platform for discussion of the proposed wild horse gather. The Spring Creek Basin wild horse gather is scheduled to begin in late August, 2007. For additional information on the Spring Creek Basin gather contact Bob Ball, Natural Resource Specialist at 970–882–6847. The Grand Junction Field Office hearing will be immediately followed by a public meeting to discuss the proposed wild horse gather. The Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Range gather is scheduled for mid-September 2007. For additional information regarding the public hearing or gather please contact Jim Dollerschell, Rangeland Management Specialist at 970–244–3016. ADDRESSES: Dated: May 10, 2007. Steven K. Beverlin, Dolores Field Office Manager. Catherine Robertson, Grand Junction Field Office Manager. [FR Doc. E7–10743 Filed 6–4–07; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR [CO–810 and CO–130 1060–JJ] Bureau of Land Management Notice of Public Hearings Addressing the Use of Helicopter and Motorized Vehicles During the Capture of Wild Horses and Burros; Public Hearings (43 CFR 4740.1) Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Notice of public hearings. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: A public hearing addressing the use of motorized vehicles and helicopters during the capture of wild horses from the Spring Creek Basin Wild Horse Herd Management Area has been scheduled in Dolores, Colorado. A public hearing addressing the use of motorized vehicles and helicopters during the capture of wild horses from the Little Book Cliffs Wild Horse Range has been scheduled in Grand Junction, Colorado. DATES: The hearing dates are scheduled as follows: August 2, 2007; 1 p.m.; Dolores, Colorado and August 9, 2007; 7 p.m.; at the Grand Junction Field Office. VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:28 Jun 04, 2007 Jkt 211001 [WY–923–1310–FI; WYW172904] Wyoming: Notice of Proposed Reinstatement of Terminated Oil and Gas Lease Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of proposed reinstatement of terminated oil and gas lease. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Under the provisions of 30 U.S.C. 188(d) and (e), and 43 CFR 3108.2–3(a) and (b)(1), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) received a petition for reinstatement from Aspect Energy LLC and G & H Production Company, LLC for competitive oil and gas lease WYW172904 for land in Weston County, Wyoming. The petition was filed on time and was accompanied by all the rentals due since the date the lease terminated under the law. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Land Management, Pamela J. PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Lewis, Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication, at (307) 775–6176. The lessees have agreed to the amended lease terms for rentals and royalties at rates of $10 per acre or fraction thereof, per year and 162⁄3 percent, respectively. The lessees have paid the required $500 administrative fee and $163 to reimburse the Department for the cost of this Federal Register notice. The lessees have met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in Sections 31(d) and (e) of the Mineral Lands Leasing Act of 1920 (30 U.S.C. 188), and the Bureau of Land Management is proposing to reinstate lease WYW172904 effective February 1, 2007, under the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. BLM has not issued a valid lease affecting the lands. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Pamela J. Lewis, Chief, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication. [FR Doc. E7–10759 Filed 6–4–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR BILLING CODE 4310–22–P Bureau of Land Management 31093 National Park Service National Register of Historic Places; Notification of Pending Nominations and Related Actions Nominations for the following properties being considered for listing or related actions in the National Register were received by the National Park Service before May 19, 2007. Pursuant to section 60.13 of 36 CFR part 60 written comments concerning the significance of these properties under the National Register criteria for evaluation may be forwarded by United States Postal Service, to the National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1849 C St., NW., 2280, Washington, DC 20240; by all other carriers, National Register of Historic Places, National Park Service, 1201 Eye St., NW., 8th floor, Washington, DC 20005; or by fax, 202–371–6447. Written or faxed comments should be submitted by June 20, 2007. J. Paul Loether, Chief, National Register of Historic Places/ National Historic Landmarks Program. ARKANSAS Ouachita County Camden Water Battery, Address Restricted, Camden, 07000615 E:\FR\FM\05JNN1.SGM 05JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 107 (Tuesday, June 5, 2007)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[WY-030-07-1610-DQ]


Notice of Availability of Supplemental Information on Proposed 
Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACEC) and Associated Resource 
Use Limitations for Public Lands for the Draft Rawlins Resource 
Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement (Draft RMP/EIS), 
Laramie, Albany, Carbon, and Eastern Sweetwater Counties, WY

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.

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SUMMARY: On December 17, 2004, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 
published a Notice of Availability (Vol. 69, No. 242) of the Draft 
Rawlins Resource Management Plan/Environmental Impact Statement for 
public review and comment in the Federal Register. BLM planning 
regulations at 43 CFR 1610.7-2 require the BLM to notify the public of 
proposed ACECs in a Federal Register Notice. The proposed ACECs and 
resource use limitations that are identified in the Draft RMP/EIS were 
not specifically identified in the original notice. This notice 
fulfills the regulatory requirements. (Supplemental information can be 
found in the original Notice of Availability (NOA) published in the 
Federal Register.)

DATES: Consistent with 43 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1610.7-2, a 
60-day public review of the ACEC information and comment submittal 
period will start on the date that this notice appears in the Federal 
Register.

ADDRESSES: Comments must be received by or before the end of the 60-day 
comment period and written comments must be submitted as follows:
    1. Comments may be provided via the Rawlins RMP Revision Web site 
at: http://www.blm.gov/rmp/wy/rawlins/; the Web site is designed to 
allow commenters to submit comments electronically by resource subject 
directly onto a comment form posted on the Web site. Comments may be 
uploaded in an electronic file directly to the above Web site.

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    2. Written comments may be mailed or delivered to the BLM at: 
Rawlins RMP/EIS, Bureau of Land Management Rawlins Field Office, 1300 
North Third Street, P.O. Box 2407, Rawlins, Wyoming 82301.
    3. Comments may be sent by facsimile to (307) 328-4224.
    The BLM will only accept comments if they are submitted in the 
methods described above. To be given consideration by the BLM, comment 
submittals must include the commenter's name and street address. 
Whenever possible, please include reference to either the page or 
section in the Draft RMP/EIS to which the ACEC related comment applies. 
To facilitate analysis of comments and information submitted, BLM 
encourages commenters to submit comments in an electronic format 
through the Web site.
    Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, be advised that 
your entire comment--including your personal identifying information--
may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in 
your comment to withhold from public review your personal identifying 
information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. All 
submissions from organizations or businesses, will be available for 
public inspection in their entirety.
    Copies of the Draft RMP/EIS were sent to affected Federal, State, 
and local government agencies and interested parties when the document 
first became available. Additional copies have been supplied to 
interested parties on request. There are a limited number of hard 
copies available upon request. The document was posted electronically, 
and is still available for public review on the following Web site: 
http://www.blm.gov/rmp/wy/rawlins/. Copies of Draft RMP/EIS are also 
available for public inspection at the following locations:
     Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office, 5353 
Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003
     Bureau of Land Management, Rawlins Field Office, 1300 N. 
Third Street, Rawlins, Wyoming 82301

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mark Storzer, Field Manager, or John 
Spehar, Rawlins RMP Team Leader, BLM Rawlins Field Office, 1300 N. 
Third Street, Rawlins, Wyoming 8230; or by telephone at (307) 328-4200.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The following description of alternatives 
considered in the Draft RMP/EIS is to provide context for reviewing the 
proposed ACECs. The Draft RMP/EIS documents the direct, indirect, and 
cumulative environmental impacts of four alternatives for management of 
BLM-administered public lands within the Rawlins Field Office. When 
completed, the revised RMP will fulfill the obligations set forth by 
the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the Federal Land Policy 
and Management Act, and associated Federal regulations. Four 
alternatives are analyzed in detail:
    1. Alternative 1 (No Action Alternative): Continues existing 
management direction;
    2. Alternative 2: Encourages development and use opportunities 
while minimizing impacts to cultural and natural resources;
    3. Alternative 3: Fosters conservation of natural and cultural 
resources while providing for compatible development and use; and
    4. Alternative 4: Provides development opportunities while 
protecting sensitive resources (Agency Preferred Alternative).
    There are four ACECs in the existing land use plan, the Great 
Divide RMP (1990): Como Bluff National Natural Landmark/ACEC (1,690 
acres); Sand Hills ACEC (7,960 acres); Jep Canyon ACEC (13,810 acres); 
and the Shamrock Hills ACEC (18,400 acres). There are 11 potential new 
ACECs proposed in the Draft RMP/EIS and one proposed expansion of the 
Sand Hills ACEC. The ACECs are:
     Stratton Sagebrush Steppe Research Area ACEC (5,530 
acres): Values of Concern--continuous 30 year historic watershed study 
and infrastructure. Use Limitations--closed to locatable mineral entry, 
mineral material disposal, and land tenure adjustments, including 
sales.
     Chain Lakes ACEC (30,560 acres): Values of Concern--
unique, alkaline desert lake system and wildlife habitat. Use 
Limitations--may include use limitations to protect the desert lake 
system and its wetlands.
     Laramie Peak ACEC (18,940 acres): Values of Concern--
crucial winter habitat for big game and habitat for federally-listed 
threatened and endangered and BLM sensitive species. Use Limitations--
proposed locatable mineral use, exploration and development when five 
or more acres of surface disturbance require a plan of operation.
     Red Rim Daley ACEC (11,100 acres): Values of Concern--
crucial winter habitat for pronghorn antelope. Use Limitations--plans 
of operations requirement for locatable mineral exploration and 
development for disturbance of 5 or more acres.
     Cave Creek Cave ACEC (name changed from Shirley Mountain 
Bat Cave, 240 acres): Values of Concern--cave resources including 
hibernaculum for several species of bats. Use Limitations--seasonal 
closure of the Cave Creek cave gate from October 15 through April 30.
     Laramie Plains Lakes ACEC (1,600 acres): Values of 
Concern--potential habitat and reintroduction sites for the endangered 
Wyoming toad. Use Limitations--activities may be limited to protect or 
avoid Wyoming toad habitat.
     Historic Trails ACEC (40,990 acres): Values of Concern--
the Overland and Cherokee Trails and the Rawlins-to-Baggs and Rawlins-
to-Fort Washakie Freight Roads. Use Limitations--use/activities limited 
to maintain visual integrity from the trails; also includes minimizing 
the extent of surface disturbance, oil and gas lease stipulations 
regarding occupancy and closure of some areas near or including the 
trails, and closure to locatable mineral entry and operations.
     Blowout Penstemon ACEC (17,050 acres): Values of Concern--
occupied and potential sand dune habitat for the endangered blowout 
penstemon. Use Limitations--closure to mineral entry and mineral 
material disposals.
     Upper Muddy Creek Watershed/Grizzly ACEC (35,200 acres): 
Values of Concern--unique fish habitats that support a rare community 
of native Colorado River Basin fish (bluehead sucker, flannelmouth 
sucker, roundtail chub, mountain sucker, speckled dace), reintroduction 
area for the Colorado River cutthroat trout and big game crucial winter 
range. Use Limitations--motorized vehicle use limited to designated 
roads and vehicle routes and seasonal closures.
     White-Tailed Prairie Dog ACEC (109,650 acres): Values of 
Concern--white tailed prairie dog complexes (element of the sagebrush 
steppe ecosystem). Use Limitations--motorized vehicle use limited to 
designated roads/vehicle routes.
     High Savery Dam ACEC (530 acres): Values of Concern--
Colorado River cutthroat trout fishery and potential for 
reintroduction. Use Limitations--public access restricted to foot 
travel only.
     JO Ranch expansion of Sand Hills ACEC (4,740 acres): 
Values of Concern--same as Sand Hills with historic cultural properties 
through land exchange. Use Limitations--potential mineral resources use 
limitations dependent on surface ownership and use limitations may 
include those

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needed to protect and preserve the historical and cultural resources 
including the JO Ranch buildings and irrigation system and the stage 
stop along the historical Rawlins-to-Baggs Freight Road.
    Alternative 1 proposes to maintain the status of the four existing 
ACECs identified in the Great Divide RMP. Alternative 2 proposes to 
eliminate the four ACECs established in the Great Divide RMP to areas 
of general management. No new ACECs are proposed. Alternative 3 
proposes to continue to maintain the status of two existing ACECs, Sand 
Hills and Como Bluffs, and establish all of the new (11) ACECs listed 
above. (Alternative 3 does not include the JO Ranch expansion of the 
Sand Hills ACEC.)
    As a result of public scoping and the alternative development 
process, Alternative 4 (Agency Preferred Alternative), proposes the 
following ACECs: Maintain the status of one existing ACEC, Sand Hills 
(7,960 acres) and include the JO Ranch expansion (4,740 acres), and 
establish two new ACECs: Cave Creek Cave (240 acres) and Blowout 
Penstemon (17,050 acres).

Donald A. Simpson,
Associate State Director.
 [FR Doc. E7-10735 Filed 6-4-07; 8:45 am]
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