Notice of Call for Nominations for the Steens Mountain Advisory Council, 44171-44172 [E7-15360]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 151 / Tuesday, August 7, 2007 / Notices Environmental education and partnerships will result in improved wildlife-dependent recreational opportunities. Cultural and historical resources, as well as federally listed species, will be protected. For Lamesteer NWR, under Alternative A, the no action alternative, the Service would continue to manage the site as an easement refuge superimposed on privately owned lands to serve as a resting place for migratory birds while on migration. The Service would maintain the dam and spillway, including the funding of all maintenance costs. The landowner would continue to control access to the site, including all hunting access and other public uses. Alternative B, the Service’s proposed action, would relinquish the easement at Lamesteer NWR to the current landowners. The Service would divest its interest in the refuge. Opportunities for public input also will be provided at a public meeting. Exact dates and times for these public meetings are yet to be determined, but will be announced via local media and a planning update. All information provided voluntarily by mail, phone, or at public meetings (e.g., names, addresses, letters of comment, input recorded during meetings) becomes part of the official public record. If requested under the Freedom of Information Act by a private citizen or organization, the Service may provide copies of such information. The environmental review of this project will be conducted in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.); NEPA Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500–1508); other appropriate Federal laws and regulations; Executive Order 12996; the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997; and Service policies and procedures for compliance with those laws and regulations. Dated: June 28, 2007. J. Mitch King, Regional Director, Region 6, Denver, CO. [FR Doc. E7–15291 Filed 8–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Bureau of Land Management [F–19155–16; AK–964–1410–HY–P] Alaska Native Claims Selection AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. VerDate Aug<31>2005 Notice of decision approving lands for conveyance. ACTION: Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that an appealable decision approving the surface and subsurface estates in certain lands for conveyance pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act will be issued to Doyon, Limited. The lands are in the vicinity of Kaltag, Alaska, and are located in: SUMMARY: Kateel River Meridian, Alaska T. 13 S., R. 1 W., Secs. 4 and 33. Containing 1,280.00 acres. T. 15 S., R. 1 W., Sec. 1; Secs. 5 to 8, inclusive; Secs. 12 and 13; Secs. 17 and 18. Containing 5,489.33 acres. T. 12 S., R. 2 W., Secs. 1 and 12. Containing 1,280.00 acres. T. 14 S., R. 2 W., Secs, 25, 26, and 36. Containing 1,920.00 acres. Aggregating 9,969.33 acres. Notice of the decision will also be published four times in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. DATES: The time limits for filing an appeal are: 1. Any party claiming a property interest which is adversely affected by the decision shall have until September 6, 2007, to file an appeal. 2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal. Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR part 4, subpart E, shall be deemed to have waived their rights. ADDRESSES: A copy of the decision may be obtained from: Bureau of Land Management, Alaska State Office, 222 West Seventh Avenue, #13, Anchorage, Alaska 99513–7504. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT: The Bureau of Land Management by phone at 907–271–5960, or by e-mail at ak.blm.conveyance@ak.blm.gov. Persons who use a telecommunication device (TTD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1–800–877– 8330, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to contact the Bureau of Land Management. Jenny M. Anderson, Land Law Examiner, Branch of Adjudication II. [FR Doc. E7–15292 Filed 8–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P 15:56 Aug 06, 2007 44171 PO 00000 Frm 00096 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [OR–027–1020–PI–020H; HAG–07–0143] Notice of Call for Nominations for the Steens Mountain Advisory Council Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice: Solicitation of applications. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is requesting public nominations to fill two unexpired terms on the Steens Mountain Advisory Council (SMAC). Nominations will be accepted for a person who is a recreational permit holder or is a representative of a commercial recreation operation in the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and Protection Area (CMPA); and a person with expertise and interest in wild horse management on Steens Mountain. DATES: Send all nominations to the address listed below no later than September 6, 2007. ADDRESSES: Applicants can obtain nomination forms from Rhonda Karges, Environmental Protection Specialist, Burns District Office, 28910 Highway 20 West, Hines, Oregon 97738, (541) 573– 4433, or Rhonda_Karges@blm.gov. Send all nomination materials to this address prior to the closing date listed above. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The SMAC advises the BLM on the management of the Steens Mountain CMPA as described in Public Law 106– 399. Each member will be a person who, as a result of training and experience, has knowledge or special expertise that qualifies him or her to provide advice from the categories of interest identified above. The SMAC members are normally appointed to 3-year terms. The wild horse management and the recreational permit holder positions are currently vacant; therefore, newly-appointed members will complete the unexpired portion of these terms. The wild horse management position expires in October 2008, and the recreational permit holder position expires in October 2009. The SMAC members serve without monetary compensation, but are reimbursed for travel and per diem expenses at current rates for government employees. The SMAC meets only at the call of the Designated Federal Official, but not less than once per year. The following must accompany all nominations: A completed background information nomination form; letters of reference from the constituency to be E:\FR\FM\07AUN1.SGM 07AUN1 44172 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 151 / Tuesday, August 7, 2007 / Notices represented; and any other information that details the nominee’s qualifications. The letter of nomination should specify the category the nominee would like to represent. Nomination forms and letters of reference will be reviewed by the County Court of Harney County and the BLM. The BLM will then forward recommended nominations to the Secretary of the Interior, who has responsibility for making the appointments. Dated: July 30, 2007. Milada Krasilinec, Land Law Examiner. [FR Doc. E7–15277 Filed 8–6–07; 8:45 am] Dana R. Shuford, Burns District Manager, Oregon/Washington BLM. [FR Doc. E7–15360 Filed 8–6–07; 8:45 am] Notice of Intent To Collect Fees on Public Land in Grand County, Utah, Moab Field Office Under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA) BILLING CODE 4310–33–P BILLING CODE 4310–JB–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [UT–062–07–1220–EB] Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Intent. AGENCY: DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CO–922–06–1310–FI; COC59157] 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. jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES 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 of oil and gas lease COC59157 from Pioneer Natural Resources USA, Inc. for lands in Garfield County, Colorado. 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, Milada Krasilinec, Land Law Examiner, Branch of Fluid Minerals Adjudication, at 303– 239–3767. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The lessee has 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 lessee has paid the required $500 administrative fee and $163 to reimburse the Department for the cost of this Federal Register notice. The lessee has met all the requirements for reinstatement of the lease as set out in section 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 COC59157 effective June 1, 2007, under the original terms and conditions of the lease and the increased rental and royalty rates cited above. VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:56 Aug 06, 2007 Jkt 211001 SUMMARY: Pursuant to applicable provisions of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA), 16 U.S.C. 6801 et seq., the Moab Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing to begin collecting fees in 2008 for five camping areas: Lower Onion Creek (T. 24 S., R. 23 E., Sec. 10, within, SLM), Rock Castle (T. 25 S., R. 24 E., Sec. 29, within, SLM), Ledge (T. 27 S., R. 21 E., Sections 3 and 10, within, SLM), Cowboy Camp (T. 26 S., R. 19 E., Sec. 11, within, SLM), and Lone Mesa (T. 25 S., R. 19 E., Sec. 10, within, SLM). These proposed sites are located in Grand County, Utah. DATES: Effective Date: The public is encouraged to participate during the public comment period that will expire 30 days after publication of this notice. Effective six months after the publication of this notice, the BLM, Moab Field Office will initiate fee collection at the Lower Onion Creek, Rock Castle, Ledge, Cowboy Camp, and Lone Mesa camping areas, as construction work is completed, unless the BLM publishes a Federal Register notice to the contrary. The Utah Resource Advisory Council (RAC), functioning as a Recreation Resource Advisory Committee (RRAC) has reviewed the proposal to charge fees at the sites mentioned above. The RAC unanimously approved the proposal at its May 2, 2007 meeting. Future adjustments in the fee amount will be made in accordance with the Moab Field Office’s recreation fee business plan covering the sites. Fee increases will be made after consultation with the RAC and other appropriate advance public notice. ADDRESSES: Mail: Field Manager, Moab Field Office, Bureau of Land PO 00000 Frm 00097 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Management, 82 East Dogwood, Moab, UT 84532 or momail@ut.blm.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, OR TO PROVIDE COMMENT, CONTACT: Russell von Koch, Recreation Branch Chief, Moab Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 82 East Dogwood, Moab, UT 84532 (435) 259–2100. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under Section 3(g) of the REA, the Lower Onion Creek, Rock Castle, Ledge, Cowboy Camp, and Lone Mesa camping areas the ‘‘camping areas’’ will qualify, upon completion, as sites wherein visitors can be charged an ‘‘Expanded Amenity Recreation Fee.’’ Visitors wishing to use the expanded amenities the BLM is developing at the five camping areas would purchase a recreation use permit as described at 43 CFR part 2930. Pursuant to REA and implementing regulations at 43 CFR subpart 2933, fees may be charged for overnight camping and group use reservations. Specific visitor fees will be identified and posted at the site. Fees must be paid at the self-service pay station located at the site. People holding the America The Beautiful— The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands—Senior Pass (i.e., Interagency Senior Pass), a Golden Age Passport, 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 fee reduction on all fees except those associated with group reservations. Fees charged for use of the group sites would include a nonrefundable site reservation fee and a per person use fee. The Lower Onion Creek and Rock Castle camping areas are within and adjacent to the Colorado Riverway Recreation Area which includes ten existing similar fee sites. The Lower Onion Creek site would include both group site facilities and individual campsites. The Rock Castle site has individual camp sites only. The Ledge area, which would have individual sites, is located in Kane Creek Canyon just upstream from the Colorado Riverway Recreation area near the junction of the Kane Creek and Hurrah Pass roads. The Lone Mesa site, located along the Dead Horse Mesa Scenic Byway, would include both group sites and individual campsites. The Cowboy Camp Camping Area is also located along the Dead Horse Mesa Scenic Byway and would have individual sites only. The BLM is committed to provide, and receive fair value for the use of developed recreation facilities and E:\FR\FM\07AUN1.SGM 07AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 151 (Tuesday, August 7, 2007)]
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[FR Doc No: E7-15360]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[OR-027-1020-PI-020H; HAG-07-0143]


Notice of Call for Nominations for the Steens Mountain Advisory 
Council

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice: Solicitation of applications.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is requesting public 
nominations to fill two unexpired terms on the Steens Mountain Advisory 
Council (SMAC). Nominations will be accepted for a person who is a 
recreational permit holder or is a representative of a commercial 
recreation operation in the Steens Mountain Cooperative Management and 
Protection Area (CMPA); and a person with expertise and interest in 
wild horse management on Steens Mountain.

DATES: Send all nominations to the address listed below no later than 
September 6, 2007.

ADDRESSES: Applicants can obtain nomination forms from Rhonda Karges, 
Environmental Protection Specialist, Burns District Office, 28910 
Highway 20 West, Hines, Oregon 97738, (541) 573-4433, or Rhonda--
Karges@blm.gov. Send all nomination materials to this address prior to 
the closing date listed above.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The SMAC advises the BLM on the management 
of the Steens Mountain CMPA as described in Public Law 106-399. Each 
member will be a person who, as a result of training and experience, 
has knowledge or special expertise that qualifies him or her to provide 
advice from the categories of interest identified above.
    The SMAC members are normally appointed to 3-year terms. The wild 
horse management and the recreational permit holder positions are 
currently vacant; therefore, newly-appointed members will complete the 
unexpired portion of these terms. The wild horse management position 
expires in October 2008, and the recreational permit holder position 
expires in October 2009.
    The SMAC members serve without monetary compensation, but are 
reimbursed for travel and per diem expenses at current rates for 
government employees. The SMAC meets only at the call of the Designated 
Federal Official, but not less than once per year.
    The following must accompany all nominations: A completed 
background information nomination form; letters of reference from the 
constituency to be

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represented; and any other information that details the nominee's 
qualifications.
    The letter of nomination should specify the category the nominee 
would like to represent. Nomination forms and letters of reference will 
be reviewed by the County Court of Harney County and the BLM. The BLM 
will then forward recommended nominations to the Secretary of the 
Interior, who has responsibility for making the appointments.

Dana R. Shuford,
Burns District Manager, Oregon/Washington BLM.
[FR Doc. E7-15360 Filed 8-6-07; 8:45 am]
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