Notice of Intent to Collect Fees on Public Land in Kootenai County, ID Under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act, 38614-38615 [E7-13692]

Download as PDF 38614 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 134 / Friday, July 13, 2007 / Notices pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES to the title, physical condition, or potential uses of the parcel of land proposed for sale, and the conveyance of any such parcel will not be on a contingency basis. It is the buyer’s responsibility to be aware of all applicable Federal, State, and local government policies and regulations that would affect the subject lands. It is also the buyer’s responsibility to be aware of existing or prospective uses of nearby properties. Any land lacking access from a public road or highway will be conveyed as such, and future access acquisition will be the responsibility of the buyer. In the event of a sale, the unreserved mineral interests will be conveyed simultaneously with the sale of the land. These unreserved mineral interests have been determined to have no known mineral value pursuant to 43 CFR 2720.0–6 and 2720.2(a). Acceptance of the sale offer will constitute an application for conveyance of those unreserved mineral interests. The purchaser will be required to pay a $50.00 non-refundable filing fee for conveyance of mineral interests, and for payment of publication costs. The purchaser must remit the remainder of the purchase price within 180 days from the date the sale offer is received. Payments must be by certified check, postal money order, bank draft, or cashiers check payable to the U.S. Department of the Interior—BLM. Failure to meet conditions established for this sale will void the sale and any monies received will be forfeited. Public Comments The subject parcel of land will not be offered for sale prior to the 60-day publication of this Notice of Realty Action. For a period until August 27, 2007, interested persons may submit written comments to the BLM Winnemucca Field Office at the address listed above. Facsimiles, telephone calls, and e-mails are unacceptable means of notification. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware 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 your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Any adverse comments will be reviewed by the Nevada State Director, who may sustain, vacate, or modify this realty action and issue a final determination. VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:05 Jul 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 (Authority: 43 CFR 2711.1–2(a)) Rodger T. Bryan, Acting Field Manager, Winnemucca. [FR Doc. E7–13679 Filed 7–12–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management, Interior [ID–410–1232–FU–ID27] Notice of Intent to Collect Fees on Public Land in Kootenai County, ID Under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of intent. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Pursuant to applicable provisions of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA), 16 U.S.C. 6801, et seq., the Bureau of Land Management (BLM)’s Coeur d’Alene Field Office is proposing to begin collecting fees in 2008 at the Mineral Ridge Public Boat Launch site on Lake Coeur d’Alene, Kootenai County, Idaho. The site is located within section 1 of Township 49 North, Range 3 West. DATES: The public comment period will expire on August 13, 2007. The public is encouraged to participate in the public comment period. Effective six months after the publication of this notice, the BLM Coeur d’Alene Field Office will initiate fee collection at the Mineral Ridge Public Boat Launch site. The Coeur d’Alene District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) was presented this proposal on December 6, 2006 and supports initiation of fees at this site. Fees will be established by separate supplemental rules pursuant to 43 CFR 8365.1–6. Future adjustments in the fee amount will be modified in accordance with the Coeur d’Alene Field Office Recreation Fee Business Plan, consultation with the Coeur d’Alene District RAC and other public notice prior to a fee increase. ADDRESSES: Mail: Field Manager, Coeur d’Alene Field Office, 3815 Schreiber Way, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83815. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric Thomson, Field Manager, or Brian White, Outdoor Recreation Planner, Coeur d’Alene Field Office, 3815 Schreiber Way, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83815. (208) 769–5030 or (208) 769– 5031. The Coeur d’Alene Field Office is proposing a fee structure of $4.00 per vehicle for parking and/or boat launching at the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Mineral Ridge Boat Launch site which is commensurate with other public facilities on Lake Coeur d’Alene. An annual pass would be available for $30.00 that would additionally be accepted at the BLM’s Blackwell Island Public Boat Launch which is also located on Lake Coeur d’Alene. Development of this site is consistent with the Emerald Empire Management Framework Plan (1981) and was analyzed in the Coeur d’Alene Lake Recreation Area Management Plan Environmental Assessment of May, 1993. The BLM is committed to providing, and receiving fair value for the use of, developed recreation facilities and services in a manner that meets public use demands, provides quality experiences and protects important resources. The BLM’s policy is to collect fees at all specialized recreation sites, or where the BLM provides facilities, equipment or services, at federal expense, in connection with outdoor use. In an effort to meet increasing demands for services and maintenance of developed facilities, the BLM would implement a fee program for the Mineral Ridge Public Boat Launch. The BLM’s mission for the site is to ensure that funding is available to maintain existing facilities and recreational opportunities, to provide for law enforcement presence, to develop additional services, and to protect resources. This mission entails communication with those who will be most directly affected by this project, including recreationists, other recreation providers, partners, neighbors, elected officials, other agencies and others who have a stake in addressing concerns that may arise from the BLM management of the site. Under section 3(g) of the REA, the Mineral Ridge Public Boat Launch on Lake Coeur d’Alene qualifies as a site wherein visitors can be charged an ‘‘Expanded Amenity Recreation Fee.’’ Visitors wishing to use the amenities at the site could purchase a recreation use permit (RUP) as described in 43 CFR Part 2930. Pursuant to the REA and implementing regulations at 43 CFR Subpart 2933, fees may be charged for day-use facilities such as the Mineral Ridge Public Boat Launch. Specific visitor fees and payment instructions will be clearly posted on site. Persons holding the America the Beautiful—The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands—Senior Pass (i.e. Interagency Senior Pass), a Golden Age Passport, or the America the Beautiful—The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands—Access Pass (i.e. Interagency Access Pass) or a Golden Access Passport will be entitled to a 50 percent E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1 pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 134 / Friday, July 13, 2007 / Notices discount on the daily use fee or $30.00 annual pass. The Mineral Ridge Boat Launch includes a paved parking area, boat launch and mooring facilities, permanent toilet and trash receptacles, and interpretive signs. This site would join three other BLM sites on the lake that already charge comparable fees. The Fee Collection Business Plan prepared for the Mineral Ridge Public Boat Launch site provides for fee collection in considering: (1) The amount of the recreation fee shall be commensurate with the benefits and services provided to the visitor; (2) the aggregate effect of recreation fees on recreation users and recreation service providers; (3) comparable fees charged elsewhere by other public agencies and by nearby private sector operators; (4) public policy or management objectives served by the recreation fee; (5) suggestions and other guidance from the Coeur d’Alene District Resource Advisory Council (RAC); and (6) other factors or criteria as determined by the Secretary. The Coeur d’Alene District Resource Advisory Council (RAC); government officials; tribal, federal, state, county, and local government agencies; conservationists, recreationists, adjacent landowners and right-of-way holders have been or will be notified of the proposal to collect fees through direct mailings, bulletins, fee brochures, public meetings, and on-site public contacts. The REA provides authority for 10 years for the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to establish, modify, charge, and collect recreation fees for use of some federal recreation lands and waters, and contains specific provisions addressing public involvement in the establishment of recreation fees, including a requirement that Recreation Resource Advisory Committees or Councils have the opportunity to make recommendations regarding establishment of such fees. The REA also directed the Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture to publish advance notice in the Federal Register whenever new recreation fee areas are established under their respective jurisdictions. In accordance with the BLM recreation fee program policy, the Recreation Fee Business Plan for the site explains the fee collection process and outlines how the fees will be used onsite. The BLM has notified and involved the public at each stage of the planning process, including the proposal to collect fees. The Coeur d’Alene District RAC has reviewed the fee proposal and supports the concept. Fee amounts will VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:05 Jul 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 be posted on-site, and at the Coeur d’Alene Field Office. Copies of the Business Plan are available for public review. The BLM welcomes public comments on this proposal. Please send any comments you have to the address specified in the ADDRESSES section. Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you are 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. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 6803(b). Marc Shumaker, Acting Coeur d’Alene Field Manager. [FR Doc. E7–13692 Filed 7–12–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WY–090–07–1610–DP] Notice of Availability of the Kemmerer Draft Resource Management Plan Revision and Draft Environmental Impact Statement Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In compliance 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) announces the availability of the Kemmerer Draft Resource Management Plan Revision and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DRMP/DEIS). DATES: The Kemmerer DRMP/DEIS will be available for public review for 90 days from the date the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) publishes its Notice of Availability (NOA) in the Federal Register. The BLM can best use comments and resource information submitted within this review period. To ensure that the public has an opportunity to comment on the DRMP/ DEIS, public involvement activities will be scheduled in Cokeville, Lyman, Kemmerer, Evanston, and Rock Springs, Wyoming. All meetings, hearings or other public involvement activities will be announced at least 15 days in PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 38615 advance through public notices, media news releases, Web site announcements, or mailings. ADDRESSES: Copies of the DRMP/DEIS have been sent to affected Federal, State and local governments and to interested parties. The document will be available electronically on the following Web site: http://www.blm.gov/rmp/ kemmerer.Copies of the document will be available for public inspection during normal business hours at the following locations: • Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office, 5353 Yellowstone Road, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009. • Bureau of Land Management, Kemmerer Field Office, 312 HWY 189 N, Kemmerer, Wyoming 83101. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Web site: http://www.blm.gov/rmp/ kemmerer. • Facsimile: (307) 828–4539. • Mail: Send to the contact listed below. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michele Easley, Team Leader, BLM Kemmerer Field Office, 312 HWY 189 N, Kemmerer, Wyoming 83101. Ms. Easley may also be contacted by telephone: (307) 828–4524. Requests for information may be sent electronically to: kemmerer_wymail@blm.gov with ‘‘Attention: Kemmerer RMP Info Request’’ in the subject line. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Kemmerer Field Office planning area is located in Lincoln, Uinta, and Sweetwater counties, Wyoming. It includes approximately 1.4 million acres of public land surface and 1.6 million acres of Federal mineral estate administered by the BLM. The existing Kemmerer RMP was completed and its Record of Decision (ROD) signed on April 29, 1986. New information and changed conditions within the planning area have resulted in a need for the BLM to update the existing RMP. These changes include but are not limited to: increasing interest in development of domestic energy sources, including wind power; increased off-highway-vehicle use and demand for outdoor recreation opportunities; heightened public awareness of and interest in BLM management actions and permitted uses; and concerns over wildlife habitat, including sensitive species habitat and populations. The BLM published a Notice of Intent (NOI) in the Federal Register on June 16, 2003 to prepare an RMP/EIS and initiate its revision of the Kemmerer RMP. The DRMP/DEIS describes E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management, Interior

[ID-410-1232-FU-ID27]


Notice of Intent to Collect Fees on Public Land in Kootenai 
County, ID Under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of intent.

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SUMMARY: Pursuant to applicable provisions of the Federal Lands 
Recreation Enhancement Act (REA), 16 U.S.C. 6801, et seq., the Bureau 
of Land Management (BLM)'s Coeur d'Alene Field Office is proposing to 
begin collecting fees in 2008 at the Mineral Ridge Public Boat Launch 
site on Lake Coeur d'Alene, Kootenai County, Idaho. The site is located 
within section 1 of Township 49 North, Range 3 West.

DATES: The public comment period will expire on August 13, 2007. The 
public is encouraged to participate in the public comment period. 
Effective six months after the publication of this notice, the BLM 
Coeur d'Alene Field Office will initiate fee collection at the Mineral 
Ridge Public Boat Launch site. The Coeur d'Alene District Resource 
Advisory Council (RAC) was presented this proposal on December 6, 2006 
and supports initiation of fees at this site. Fees will be established 
by separate supplemental rules pursuant to 43 CFR 8365.1-6. Future 
adjustments in the fee amount will be modified in accordance with the 
Coeur d'Alene Field Office Recreation Fee Business Plan, consultation 
with the Coeur d'Alene District RAC and other public notice prior to a 
fee increase.

ADDRESSES: Mail: Field Manager, Coeur d'Alene Field Office, 3815 
Schreiber Way, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric Thomson, Field Manager, or Brian 
White, Outdoor Recreation Planner, Coeur d'Alene Field Office, 3815 
Schreiber Way, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815. (208) 769-5030 or (208) 769-
5031.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Coeur d'Alene Field Office is proposing 
a fee structure of $4.00 per vehicle for parking and/or boat launching 
at the Mineral Ridge Boat Launch site which is commensurate with other 
public facilities on Lake Coeur d'Alene. An annual pass would be 
available for $30.00 that would additionally be accepted at the BLM's 
Blackwell Island Public Boat Launch which is also located on Lake Coeur 
d'Alene. Development of this site is consistent with the Emerald Empire 
Management Framework Plan (1981) and was analyzed in the Coeur d'Alene 
Lake Recreation Area Management Plan Environmental Assessment of May, 
1993.
    The BLM is committed to providing, and receiving fair value for the 
use of, developed recreation facilities and services in a manner that 
meets public use demands, provides quality experiences and protects 
important resources. The BLM's policy is to collect fees at all 
specialized recreation sites, or where the BLM provides facilities, 
equipment or services, at federal expense, in connection with outdoor 
use. In an effort to meet increasing demands for services and 
maintenance of developed facilities, the BLM would implement a fee 
program for the Mineral Ridge Public Boat Launch. The BLM's mission for 
the site is to ensure that funding is available to maintain existing 
facilities and recreational opportunities, to provide for law 
enforcement presence, to develop additional services, and to protect 
resources. This mission entails communication with those who will be 
most directly affected by this project, including recreationists, other 
recreation providers, partners, neighbors, elected officials, other 
agencies and others who have a stake in addressing concerns that may 
arise from the BLM management of the site.
    Under section 3(g) of the REA, the Mineral Ridge Public Boat Launch 
on Lake Coeur d'Alene qualifies as a site wherein visitors can be 
charged an ``Expanded Amenity Recreation Fee.'' Visitors wishing to use 
the amenities at the site could purchase a recreation use permit (RUP) 
as described in 43 CFR Part 2930. Pursuant to the REA and implementing 
regulations at 43 CFR Subpart 2933, fees may be charged for day-use 
facilities such as the Mineral Ridge Public Boat Launch. Specific 
visitor fees and payment instructions will be clearly posted on site. 
Persons holding the America the Beautiful--The National Parks and 
Federal Recreational Lands--Senior Pass (i.e. Interagency Senior Pass), 
a Golden Age Passport, or the America the Beautiful--The National Parks 
and Federal Recreational Lands--Access Pass (i.e. Interagency Access 
Pass) or a Golden Access Passport will be entitled to a 50 percent

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discount on the daily use fee or $30.00 annual pass.
    The Mineral Ridge Boat Launch includes a paved parking area, boat 
launch and mooring facilities, permanent toilet and trash receptacles, 
and interpretive signs. This site would join three other BLM sites on 
the lake that already charge comparable fees.
    The Fee Collection Business Plan prepared for the Mineral Ridge 
Public Boat Launch site provides for fee collection in considering: (1) 
The amount of the recreation fee shall be commensurate with the 
benefits and services provided to the visitor; (2) the aggregate effect 
of recreation fees on recreation users and recreation service 
providers; (3) comparable fees charged elsewhere by other public 
agencies and by nearby private sector operators; (4) public policy or 
management objectives served by the recreation fee; (5) suggestions and 
other guidance from the Coeur d'Alene District Resource Advisory 
Council (RAC); and (6) other factors or criteria as determined by the 
Secretary.
    The Coeur d'Alene District Resource Advisory Council (RAC); 
government officials; tribal, federal, state, county, and local 
government agencies; conservationists, recreationists, adjacent 
landowners and right-of-way holders have been or will be notified of 
the proposal to collect fees through direct mailings, bulletins, fee 
brochures, public meetings, and on-site public contacts.
    The REA provides authority for 10 years for the Secretary of the 
Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture to establish, modify, charge, 
and collect recreation fees for use of some federal recreation lands 
and waters, and contains specific provisions addressing public 
involvement in the establishment of recreation fees, including a 
requirement that Recreation Resource Advisory Committees or Councils 
have the opportunity to make recommendations regarding establishment of 
such fees. The REA also directed the Secretaries of the Interior and 
Agriculture to publish advance notice in the Federal Register whenever 
new recreation fee areas are established under their respective 
jurisdictions. In accordance with the BLM recreation fee program 
policy, the Recreation Fee Business Plan for the site explains the fee 
collection process and outlines how the fees will be used on-site. The 
BLM has notified and involved the public at each stage of the planning 
process, including the proposal to collect fees. The Coeur d'Alene 
District RAC has reviewed the fee proposal and supports the concept. 
Fee amounts will be posted on-site, and at the Coeur d'Alene Field 
Office. Copies of the Business Plan are available for public review.
    The BLM welcomes public comments on this proposal. Please send any 
comments you have to the address specified in the ADDRESSES section. 
Before including your address, phone number, e-mail address, or other 
personal identifying information in your comment, you are 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.

    Authority: 16 U.S.C. 6803(b).

Marc Shumaker,
Acting Coeur d'Alene Field Manager.
[FR Doc. E7-13692 Filed 7-12-07; 8:45 am]
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