Notice of Intent To Collect Fees on Public Land in San Bernardino County, CA Under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA), 45064-45065 [E7-15618]

Download as PDF 45064 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 154 / Friday, August 10, 2007 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR reasonable accommodations, should contact the BLM as provided above. Bureau of Land Management Dated: August 6, 2007. Jenifer L. Arnold, Acting District Manager. [FR Doc. E7–15707 Filed 8–9–07; 8:45 am] [ID–400–1110–CB–241A] Notice of Public Meeting, Coeur d’Alene District Resource Advisory Council Meeting and Recreation Subcommittee Meeting; ID BILLING CODE 4310–GG–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of public meeting, AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management In accordance with the Federal Land Policy and Management Act (FLPMA), the Federal Advisory Committee Act of 1972 (FACA), and the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act of 2004 (FLREA), the U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Coeur d’Alene District Resource Advisory Council (RAC) and Recreation RAC Subcommittee will meet as indicated below. SUMMARY: September 10, 2007. The meeting will start at 10 a.m. and end no later than 4 p.m. The public comment period will be from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the McKay Bend Campground located in Myrtle, Idaho (15 miles east of Lewiston, Idaho on the Clearwater River). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Lisa Wagner, RAC Coordinator, BLM Coeur d’Alene District, 3815 Schreiber Way, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 83815 or telephone (208) 769–5014. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The 15member Council advises the Secretary of the Interior, through the Bureau of Land Management, on a variety of planning and management issues associated with public land management in Idaho. The agenda will include the following topics: Forest Service and BLM recreation fee proposals (Recreation RAC Subcommittee) and a report from the Salmon River Working Group subcommittee (RAC). Additional topics may be added and will be included in local media announcements. More information is available at http:// www.blm.gov/rac/id/id_index.htm. All meetings are open to the public. The public may present written comments to the Council in advance of or at the meeting. Each formal Council meeting will also have time allocated for receiving public comments. Depending on the number of persons wishing to comment and time available, the time for individual oral comments may be limited. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other sroberts on PROD1PC70 with PROPOSALS DATES: VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:37 Aug 09, 2007 Jkt 211001 Order [OR–100 5882 RD 50; HAG 07–0155] Roseburg District Resource Advisory Committee: Meeting Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announces the following advisory committee meeting: Name: Roseburg District Resource Advisory Committee. Time and Date: 9 a.m. August 20, 2007; 9 a.m. September 17, 2007; 9 a.m. September 24, 2007. Place: Roseburg District Office, 777 NW., Garden Valley Blvd., Roseburg, Oregon 97470. Status: Open to the public; a public comment period will be provided. Matters to be Considered: The Resource Advisory Committee will consider proposed projects for Title II funding that focus on maintaining or restoring water quality, land health, forest ecosystems, and infrastructure. Contact Person for More Information: Program information, meeting records and a roster of Committee members may be obtained from Jake Winn, Restoration Coordinator, 777 NW., Garden Valley Blvd., Roseburg, Oregon 97470; (541) 464–3275. Should you require reasonable accommodation, please contact the BLM Roseburg District at (440) 440–4940 as soon as possible. Jay Carlson, District Manager. [FR Doc. 07–3905 Filed 8–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–33–M DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [CACA 14340] Public Land Order No. 7679; Extension of Public Land Order No. 6652; California Bureau of Land Management, Department of the Interior. ACTION: Public Land Order. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 SUMMARY: This order extends the withdrawal created by Public Land Order No. 6652 for an additional 20-year period. This extension is necessary to continue protection of the Petersburg Administrative Site in Siskiyou County. DATES: Effective Dates: July 22, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Duane Marti, BLM, California State Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Sacramento, California 95825, 916–978–4675. By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of the Interior by section 204 of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714 (2000), it is ordered as follows: 1. Public Land Order No. 6652 (52 FR 27552), which withdrew 30 acres of National Forest System land within the Klamath National Forest from the mining laws to protect the Petersburg Administrative Site, is hereby extended for an additional 20-year period. 2. Public Land Order No. 6652 will expire on July 21, 2027, unless, as a result of a review conducted prior to the expiration date pursuant to section 204(f) of the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976, 43 U.S.C. 1714(f) (2000), the Secretary determines that the withdrawal shall be extended. Dated: July 3, 2007. C. Stephen Allred, Assistant Secretary—Land and Minerals Management. [FR Doc. E7–15623 Filed 8–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3410–11–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management, Interior [CA680–1220–FU] Notice of Intent To Collect Fees on Public Land in San Bernardino County, CA Under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA) Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Intent to Collect Fees on Public Land in the El Mirage Cooperative Management Area, in San Bernardino County, California. 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’s (BLM) Barstow Field Office proposes to begin collecting fees in fiscal year 2008 at the El Mirage Cooperative Management Area in San Bernardino County, California. (SBBM, T.7N., R.7W., Sec. 11 through 14, 22 E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with PROPOSALS Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 154 / Friday, August 10, 2007 / Notices through 28, 33 through 36, SBBM, T.7N., R.6W., Sec. 18 through 24, 26 through 34, SBBM, T.6N., R.7W., Sec. 1 through 4, 12, SBBM, T.6N., R.6W., Sec. 4 through 9). DATES: The public is encouraged to participate during the public comment period that will expire 30 days after publication of this notice in the Federal Register. Effective six months after the publication of this notice, the BLM’s Barstow Field Office would initiate fee collection in the El Mirage Cooperative Management Area, unless the BLM publishes a Federal Register notice to the contrary. The Pacific Southwest Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee (RRAC) will review the new fee well in advance of the proposed initiation date. Future adjustments in the fee amount will be modified in accordance with the BLM Barstow Field Office Business Plan, consultation with the Pacific Southwest Region RRAC, and other public notices prior to a fee increase. ADDRESSES: Mail: Field Manager, Bureau of Land Management, Barstow Field Office, 2601 Barstow Road, Barstow, CA 92311. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roxie C. Trost, Field Manager, Barstow Field Office, 2601 Barstow Road, Barstow, CA 92311. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The El Mirage Cooperative Management Area qualifies as a site wherein visitors can be charged a ‘‘Special Recreation Permit Fee’’ authorized under section 3(h) of the Federal Lands Recreation and Enhancement Act (REA), 16 U.S.C. 6801 et seq. In accordance with REA, and implementing regulations at 43 CFR Part 2930, visitors participating in OHV use (e.g., 4-wheel drive vehicles, ATVs, motorcycles, quads, wind sails), would purchase a Special Recreation Permit (SRP) to operate their vehicle within the cooperative use area. The operators of each primary entry vehicle operating within the recreation area would be required to purchase and display the permit. Permits would expire on September 30 following issuance, regardless of when the permit was purchased. An opportunity to purchase an individual SRP pass either for the day or for a 7-day period would be available onsite to facilitate less frequent users. The BLM provides individual special recreation permits for management of special areas as specified in 43 CFR 2932.11. and in REA under section 3(h). The America the Beautiful—The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass (i.e., the Interagency Annual Pass, Interagency Senior Pass, Interagency VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:37 Aug 09, 2007 Jkt 211001 Access Pass, and Interagency Volunteer Pass) would not be honored and do not apply to the SRP fee. The National Parks Pass with Golden Eagle Hologram, Golden Eagle, Golden Age, and Golden Access Passports would also not be honored and do not apply to the SRP fee. The El Mirage Cooperative Management Area is a popular offhighway vehicle recreation area offering significant opportunities for outdoor recreation and has received substantial Federal investment. The BLM’s commitment is to find the proper balance between public use and the protection of resources. The BLM’s policy is to collect fees at all specialized recreation sites, or where the BLM at Federal expense provides facilities, equipment or services in connection with outdoor use. In an effort to meet increasing demands for services and maintenance of existing facilities, routes and trails, the BLM would implement a fee program for the El Mirage Cooperative Management Area. The BLM’s mission for the El Mirage Cooperative Management Fee Collection Project (Project) 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 the Project, including recreationists, other recreation providers, neighbors, and those who will have a stake in solving concerns that may arise throughout the life of the Project, such as elected officials and other agencies. On August 24, 1990, the BLM published the final Management Plan and Environmental Assessment (EA) for the El Mirage Cooperative Management Area. This Management Plan and EA considered various ways to minimize the potential for resource damage from authorized uses, including crosscountry OHV use. The BLM signed a decision record for this EA on January 19, 1990 and subsequently signed a Decision Record approving the proposed action in the Management Plan on June 29, 1990. The County of San Bernardino, County of Los Angeles, and California Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Commission and Division, as cooperators to the El Mirage Cooperative Management Area, signed their concurrence with the actions in the Management Plan in June 1990. In December 2004, REA was signed into law. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 45065 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 directs 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. The 1990 Management Plan allows for recreation opportunities, the issuance of use permits, and the charging of fees for each primary vehicle for use of the El Mirage Cooperative Management Area. The Barstow Field Office Business Plan prepared pursuant to REA and BLM recreation fee program policy also addresses the establishment of a permit process and the collection of user fees. This Business Plan, in conjunction with the Management Plan, establishes the rationale for charging recreation fees. In accordance with the BLM recreation fee program policy, the Business Plan explains the fee collection process, and outlines how the fees will be used at the El Mirage Cooperative Management Area. The BLM has notified and involved the public at each stage of the planning process, including the proposal to collect fees. Fee amounts will be posted on-site, and at the Barstow Field Office, and copies of the Business Plan will be available at the Barstow Field Office and the BLM California 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); 43 CFR 2932.13. Roxie C. Trost, Field Manager, Barstow Field Office. [FR Doc. E7–15618 Filed 8–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–40–P E:\FR\FM\10AUN1.SGM 10AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 154 (Friday, August 10, 2007)]
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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management, Interior

[CA680-1220-FU]


Notice of Intent To Collect Fees on Public Land in San Bernardino 
County, CA Under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act (REA)

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Intent to Collect Fees on Public Land in the El 
Mirage Cooperative Management Area, in San Bernardino County, 
California.

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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's (BLM) Barstow Field Office proposes to begin 
collecting fees in fiscal year 2008 at the El Mirage Cooperative 
Management Area in San Bernardino County, California. (SBBM, T.7N., 
R.7W., Sec. 11 through 14, 22

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through 28, 33 through 36, SBBM, T.7N., R.6W., Sec. 18 through 24, 26 
through 34, SBBM, T.6N., R.7W., Sec. 1 through 4, 12, SBBM, T.6N., 
R.6W., Sec. 4 through 9).

DATES: The public is encouraged to participate during the public 
comment period that will expire 30 days after publication of this 
notice in the Federal Register. Effective six months after the 
publication of this notice, the BLM's Barstow Field Office would 
initiate fee collection in the El Mirage Cooperative Management Area, 
unless the BLM publishes a Federal Register notice to the contrary. The 
Pacific Southwest Region Recreation Resource Advisory Committee (RRAC) 
will review the new fee well in advance of the proposed initiation 
date. Future adjustments in the fee amount will be modified in 
accordance with the BLM Barstow Field Office Business Plan, 
consultation with the Pacific Southwest Region RRAC, and other public 
notices prior to a fee increase.

ADDRESSES: Mail: Field Manager, Bureau of Land Management, Barstow 
Field Office, 2601 Barstow Road, Barstow, CA 92311.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Roxie C. Trost, Field Manager, Barstow 
Field Office, 2601 Barstow Road, Barstow, CA 92311.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The El Mirage Cooperative Management Area 
qualifies as a site wherein visitors can be charged a ``Special 
Recreation Permit Fee'' authorized under section 3(h) of the Federal 
Lands Recreation and Enhancement Act (REA), 16 U.S.C. 6801 et seq. In 
accordance with REA, and implementing regulations at 43 CFR Part 2930, 
visitors participating in OHV use (e.g., 4-wheel drive vehicles, ATVs, 
motorcycles, quads, wind sails), would purchase a Special Recreation 
Permit (SRP) to operate their vehicle within the cooperative use area. 
The operators of each primary entry vehicle operating within the 
recreation area would be required to purchase and display the permit. 
Permits would expire on September 30 following issuance, regardless of 
when the permit was purchased. An opportunity to purchase an individual 
SRP pass either for the day or for a 7-day period would be available 
onsite to facilitate less frequent users. The BLM provides individual 
special recreation permits for management of special areas as specified 
in 43 CFR 2932.11. and in REA under section 3(h). The America the 
Beautiful--The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass 
(i.e., the Interagency Annual Pass, Interagency Senior Pass, 
Interagency Access Pass, and Interagency Volunteer Pass) would not be 
honored and do not apply to the SRP fee. The National Parks Pass with 
Golden Eagle Hologram, Golden Eagle, Golden Age, and Golden Access 
Passports would also not be honored and do not apply to the SRP fee. 
The El Mirage Cooperative Management Area is a popular off-highway 
vehicle recreation area offering significant opportunities for outdoor 
recreation and has received substantial Federal investment. The BLM's 
commitment is to find the proper balance between public use and the 
protection of resources. The BLM's policy is to collect fees at all 
specialized recreation sites, or where the BLM at Federal expense 
provides facilities, equipment or services in connection with outdoor 
use. In an effort to meet increasing demands for services and 
maintenance of existing facilities, routes and trails, the BLM would 
implement a fee program for the El Mirage Cooperative Management Area. 
The BLM's mission for the El Mirage Cooperative Management Fee 
Collection Project (Project) 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 the Project, including 
recreationists, other recreation providers, neighbors, and those who 
will have a stake in solving concerns that may arise throughout the 
life of the Project, such as elected officials and other agencies.
    On August 24, 1990, the BLM published the final Management Plan and 
Environmental Assessment (EA) for the El Mirage Cooperative Management 
Area. This Management Plan and EA considered various ways to minimize 
the potential for resource damage from authorized uses, including 
cross-country OHV use. The BLM signed a decision record for this EA on 
January 19, 1990 and subsequently signed a Decision Record approving 
the proposed action in the Management Plan on June 29, 1990. The County 
of San Bernardino, County of Los Angeles, and California Off-Highway 
Motor Vehicle Recreation Commission and Division, as cooperators to the 
El Mirage Cooperative Management Area, signed their concurrence with 
the actions in the Management Plan in June 1990.
    In December 2004, REA was signed into law. 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 directs 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.
    The 1990 Management Plan allows for recreation opportunities, the 
issuance of use permits, and the charging of fees for each primary 
vehicle for use of the El Mirage Cooperative Management Area. The 
Barstow Field Office Business Plan prepared pursuant to REA and BLM 
recreation fee program policy also addresses the establishment of a 
permit process and the collection of user fees. This Business Plan, in 
conjunction with the Management Plan, establishes the rationale for 
charging recreation fees. In accordance with the BLM recreation fee 
program policy, the Business Plan explains the fee collection process, 
and outlines how the fees will be used at the El Mirage Cooperative 
Management Area. The BLM has notified and involved the public at each 
stage of the planning process, including the proposal to collect fees. 
Fee amounts will be posted on-site, and at the Barstow Field Office, 
and copies of the Business Plan will be available at the Barstow Field 
Office and the BLM California 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); 43 CFR 2932.13.

Roxie C. Trost,
Field Manager, Barstow Field Office.
[FR Doc. E7-15618 Filed 8-9-07; 8:45 am]
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