Notice of Intent To Collect Fees on Public Land in Grand County, Utah, Moab Field Office Under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA), 44172-44173 [E7-15363]

Download as PDF 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 jlentini on PROD1PC65 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 151 / Tuesday, August 7, 2007 / Notices 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 as authorized by the REA. In an effort to meet increasing demands for services and maintenance of developed facilities, the BLM would implement a fee program for the camping areas. Implementing a fee program for the camping areas will help ensure that funding is available to maintain facilities and recreational opportunities, to provide for law enforcement presence, to develop additional services, and to protect resources. This entails communication with those who will be most directly affected by the camping areas, for example recreationists, other recreation providers, partners, neighbors, and those who will have a stake in solving concerns that may arise throughout the life of the camping areas, including elected officials, and other agencies. Development of the camping areas is consistent with the 1985 Grand Resource Management Plan and was analyzed in the following environmental documents: Kokopelli’s Trail Improvements, UT–068–90–55, DR/FONSI signed 2/15/1990; Colorado Riverway Recreation Area Management Plan, UT–062–151, DR/FONSI signed 7/9/2001; Big Mesa and Cowboy Camp Camping Areas, UT–060–2006–115, DR/ FONSI signed 7/10/2006, and Kane Creek Camping Areas, UT–060–2007– 026, DR/FONSI forthcoming in June 2007. Fees would be consistent with other established fee sites in the area including other BLM administered sites in the area and those managed by the USDA Forest Service, USDI National Park Service, and Utah State Parks and Recreation. Future adjustments in the fee amount will be made following the Moab Field Office’s recreation fee business plan covering the sites, consultation with the RAC and other public notice prior to a fee increase. In December 2004, the REA was signed into law. The REA provides authority for 10 years for the Secretaries of the Interior and 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:56 Aug 06, 2007 Jkt 211001 establishment of such fees. 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 Moab Field Office’s recreation fee business plan both explains the fee collection process and how the fees will be used at the camping areas. BLM will notify and involve the public at each stage of the planning process, including the proposal to collect fees. The RAC has reviewed the fee proposal as well. Fee amounts will be posted on-site, and at the Moab Field Office, and copies of the business plan will be available at the Moab Field Office and the BLM Utah State Office. The BLM welcomes public comments on this proposal. 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. Authority: 16 U.S.C. 6803(b). Maggie Wyatt, Field Manager, Moab Field Office. [FR Doc. E7–15363 Filed 8–6–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–$$–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CA–660–07–1610–DO–097B] Notice of Intent To Prepare a Resource Management Plan Revision and Associated Environmental Impact Statement for the South Coast Planning Area, California Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Intent. AGENCY: SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office, California, intends to revise its 1994 South Coast Resource Management Plan (RMP) and prepare an associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The revised RMP will replace the current RMP. This notice initiates the scoping process, invites public participation, and announces public scoping meetings. PO 00000 Frm 00098 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 44173 Written comments and resource information should be submitted within 30 calendar days of the last scheduled public scoping meeting. Public scoping meetings will be held in San Diego County, Riverside County, and Los Angeles County in order to ensure local community participation and input. All public meetings will be announced through the local news media, newsletters, and the BLM Web site (http://www.blm.gov/ca) at least 15 days prior to the event. ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted by any of the following methods: • Mail: Field Manager, South Coast Resource Management Plan and EIS, Bureau of Land Management, Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office, P.O. Box 581260, North Palm Springs, CA 92258. • Fax: (760) 251–4899. • E-mail: gchill@ca.blm.gov. 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. Documents pertinent to this proposal, including comments with the names and addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the BLM Palm Springs-South Coast Field Office located at 690 W. Garnet Avenue, North Palm Springs, California, or the San Diego Project Office located at 10845 Rancho Bernardo Road, Suite 200, San Diego, California, during regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays, and may be published as part of the EIS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information and/or to have your name added to our mailing list contact Greg Hill at (760) 251–4840, or by e-mail to gchill@ca.blm.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The South Coast Resource Management Plan (RMP) provides guidance for the management of approximately 300,000 acres of BLM administered public lands in portions of five highly urbanized Southern California counties: San Diego, Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, and Los Angeles. These public lands include over 130,000 acres of BLM administered surface lands and 167,000 acres of Federal mineral ownership where the surface is privately owned. DATES: E:\FR\FM\07AUN1.SGM 07AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[UT-062-07-1220-EB]


Notice of Intent To Collect Fees on Public Land in Grand County, 
Utah, Moab Field Office Under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement 
Act (REA)

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 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 
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 non-refundable 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

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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 as authorized by the REA. In an effort to 
meet increasing demands for services and maintenance of developed 
facilities, the BLM would implement a fee program for the camping 
areas. Implementing a fee program for the camping areas will help 
ensure that funding is available to maintain facilities and 
recreational opportunities, to provide for law enforcement presence, to 
develop additional services, and to protect resources. This entails 
communication with those who will be most directly affected by the 
camping areas, for example recreationists, other recreation providers, 
partners, neighbors, and those who will have a stake in solving 
concerns that may arise throughout the life of the camping areas, 
including elected officials, and other agencies.
    Development of the camping areas is consistent with the 1985 Grand 
Resource Management Plan and was analyzed in the following 
environmental documents: Kokopelli's Trail Improvements, UT-068-90-55, 
DR/FONSI signed 2/15/1990; Colorado Riverway Recreation Area Management 
Plan, UT-062-151, DR/FONSI signed 7/9/2001; Big Mesa and Cowboy Camp 
Camping Areas, UT-060-2006-115, DR/FONSI signed 7/10/2006, and Kane 
Creek Camping Areas, UT-060-2007-026, DR/FONSI forthcoming in June 
2007. Fees would be consistent with other established fee sites in the 
area including other BLM administered sites in the area and those 
managed by the USDA Forest Service, USDI National Park Service, and 
Utah State Parks and Recreation. Future adjustments in the fee amount 
will be made following the Moab Field Office's recreation fee business 
plan covering the sites, consultation with the RAC and other public 
notice prior to a fee increase.
    In December 2004, the REA was signed into law. The REA provides 
authority for 10 years for the Secretaries of the Interior and 
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. 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 Moab Field Office's 
recreation fee business plan both explains the fee collection process 
and how the fees will be used at the camping areas. BLM will notify and 
involve the public at each stage of the planning process, including the 
proposal to collect fees. The RAC has reviewed the fee proposal as 
well. Fee amounts will be posted on-site, and at the Moab Field Office, 
and copies of the business plan will be available at the Moab Field 
Office and the BLM Utah State Office.
    The BLM welcomes public comments on this proposal. 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.

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

Maggie Wyatt,
Field Manager, Moab Field Office.
[FR Doc. E7-15363 Filed 8-6-07; 8:45 am]
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