Notice of Availability of the Draft Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Moab Field Office in Grand and San Juan Counties, UT, 48664-48666 [E7-16700]

Download as PDF 48664 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 164 / Friday, August 24, 2007 / Notices Interested parties may submit comments involving the suitability of the land for recreational, civic, and municipal facilities. Comments on the classification are restricted to whether the land is physically suited for the proposal, whether the use will maximize the future use or uses of the land, whether the use is consistent with local planning and zoning, or if the use is consistent with State and Federal programs. Interested parties may submit comments regarding the specific use(s) proposed in the application and plan of development, whether the BLM followed proper administrative procedures in reaching the decision to lease/convey under the R&PP Act, or any other factor not directly related to the suitability of the land for R&PP use. Facsimiles, telephone calls, and electronic mail are unacceptable means of notification. Comments, including names and addresses of respondents, will be available for public review. Before including your address, telephone number, email 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 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 BLM Nevada State Director. In the absence of any adverse comments, the classification of the land described in this notice will become effective October 23, 2007. The lands will not be offered for lease/conveyance until after the classification becomes effective. Authority: 43 CFR part 2740. Dated: August 6, 2007. Kimber Liebhauser, Acting Assistant Field Manager, NonRenewable Resources, Las Vegas Field Office, NV. [FR Doc. E7–16351 Filed 8–23–07; 8:45 am] yshivers on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4310–HC–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:35 Aug 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [UT–060–1610–016J] Notice of Availability of the Draft Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Moab Field Office in Grand and San Juan Counties, UT Bureau of Land Management, Interior. ACTION: Notice of Availability. AGENCY: SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (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) hereby gives notice that the Moab Draft Resource Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DRMP/DEIS) is available for a 90-day public review and comment period. This notice also meets requirements in 43 CFR 1610.7–2(b) concerning potential Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs). DATES: To ensure that your written comments on the DRMP/DEIS will be considered, you should send them to the BLM within 90 days following the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes the notice of availability in the Federal Register. The BLM will announce public meetings and other public-involvement activities at least 15 days in advance through public notices, news releases, direct mailings, and posting on the project Web site at http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/ en/prog/planning.1.html. Public meetings will be held in Moab, Monticello, and Salt Lake City, Utah, and in other locations, if warranted. ADDRESSES: Address written comments to: RMP Comments, Moab Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 82 East Dogwood, Moab, UT 84532. Comments may also be submitted electronically by e-mail to: UT_Moab_Comments@blm.gov. Comments, including names and addresses of respondents, will be available for public review at the Moab Field Office, and will be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). 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 PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 withhold from public review your personal identifying information, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. All submissions from organizations and businesses, and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or officials of organizations or businesses, will be available for public inspection in their entirety. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, or to have your name added to the Moab RMP mailing list, visit the RMP Web site: http:// www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/prog/ planning.1.html. Or, you may contact Brent Northrup, RMP Project Manager, Moab BLM Field Office, 82 East Dogwood, Moab, UT 84532, phone (435) 259–2100. To have your name added to the Moab RMP mailing list, or to view and download the DRMP/DEIS in portable document format (PDF) go to the project Web site: http:// www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/prog/ planning.1.html. Copies of the DRMP/ DEIS are also available at the BLM Moab Field Office. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DRMP/DEIS addresses public lands and resources managed by the Moab Field Office in Grand and San Juan Counties, Utah. These lands and resources are currently managed under the Grand Resource Area RMP (1985). The planning area includes approximately 1.8 million acres of BLM-administered public lands as well as Federally-owned minerals. The BLM analyzes four proposed alternatives in the DRMP/DEIS: • Alternative A (No Action): represents continuation of existing management under the current management goals, objectives, and direction specified in the Grand Resource Area RMP. • Alternative B: Emphasizes protection of natural resource values and landscapes. • Alternative C (BLM Preferred Alternative): emphasizes a balance of resource protection with commodity production. • Alternative D: emphasizes commodity production. Major issues that were identified during public scoping and considered in the DRMP/DEIS include: oil and gas development; recreation and offhighway vehicle management; special designations (ACECs and suitability of rivers for Congressional designation into the national Wild and Scenic Rivers System); land areas with wilderness characteristics; and transportation and access. The DRMP/DEIS considers the designation and protection of ACECs. E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1 48665 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 164 / Friday, August 24, 2007 / Notices ACEC values and resource use limitations vary by ACEC and the number of proposed ACECs and acres vary by alternative (refer to the table below). More detailed management prescriptions in these areas are provided in the DRMPR/DEIS. ACRES OF BLM-MANAGED SURFACE ESTATE PROPOSED TO BE MANAGED AS ACECS UNDER THE ALTERNATIVES IN THE DRMP/DEIS yshivers on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ACEC values and use limitations Alternative A 14:35 Aug 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Alternative C (preferred) Alternative D 0 *5,201 0 *304,252 0 0 0 *23,400 0 0 0 *117,481 0 0 0 *50,483 0 0 0 *35,830 35,830 0 0 *13,500 *13,500 0 0 *8,528 0 0 0 *13,501 *3,721 0 0 *4,980 *4,980 0 0 Sfmt 4703 *17,836 0 Behind the Rocks Values: Scenery, cultural, and natural systems (including threatened, sensitive and endangered plants). Limitations: Manage as Visual Resource Management (VRM) Class I in Alternative B, and VRM Class II in Alternative C. Apply No Surface Occupancy (NSO) stipulations for oil and gas leasing and other surface disturbing activities [closed in the Wilderness Study Area (WSA)]. Limit Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) use to designated routes. Bookcliffs Wildlife Values: Wildlife and cultural. Limitations: Apply NSO stipulations for oil and gas leasing and other surface disturbing activities (closed in WSAs). Limit OHV use to designated routes, and allow no new routes. Canyon Rims Value: Scenery. Limitations: Manage as VRM Class II. Apply NSO stipulations for oil and gas leasing and other surface disturbing activities. Limit OHV use to designated routes. Cisco White-Tailed Prairie Dog Complex Value: Wildlife habitat. Limitations: Apply NSO stipulations for oil and gas leasing and other surface disturbing activities. Limit OHV use to designated routes, and use grazing systems to protect prairie dog habitat. Colorado River Corridor Values: Scenery, natural systems (including threatened, sensitive and endangered plants), fish and wildlife. Limitations: Manage as VRM Class I. Apply NSO stipulations for oil and gas leasing and other surface disturbing activities. Limit OHV use to designated routes, and impose restrictions on recreation use. Cottonwood/Diamond Watershed Values: Natural hazards and natural systems. Limitations: Apply NSO stipulations for oil and gas leasing and other surface disturbing activities (closed in WSA). Limit OHV use to designated routes, and allow no new routes. Highway 279 Corridor/Shafer Basin/Long Canyon Values: Scenery, wildlife, natural systems (threatened, sensitive and endangered plants) and cultural. Limitations: Manage as VRM Class I (Alternative B), and as VRM Class II (Alternative C). Apply NSO stipulations for oil and gas leasing and other surface disturbing activities. Limit OHV use to designated routes. Labyrinth Canyon Values: Scenery and fish. Limitations: Manage as VRM Class I. Apply NSO stipulation for oil and gas leasing and other surface disturbing activities. Limit OHV use to designated routes, allow no new routes. Mill Creek Canyon Values: Scenery, cultural, and natural systems (riparian/watershed/cold water fishery/wildlife). Limitations: Manage as VRM Class I (Alternative B), and VRM Class II (Alternative C). Apply NSO stipulations for oil and gas leasing and other surface disturbing activities (closed in the WSA). Limit OHV use to designated routes, impose restrictions on recreation use. Ten Mile Wash Values: Natural systems (riparian/wetlands), wildlife, cultural and natural hazards. Limitations: Apply NSO stipulations for oil and gas leasing and other surface disturbing activities. Limit OHV use to designated routes, and impose restrictions on recreation use. Upper Courthouse Values: Historic, cultural, paleontological, and natural systems (including threatened, endangered and relict plants). Limitations: Apply NSO stipulations for oil and gas leasing and other surface disturbing activities. Limit OHV use to designated routes, and impose recreation restrictions. VerDate Aug<31>2005 Alternative B *11,529 0 0ROW≤ E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1 48666 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 164 / Friday, August 24, 2007 / Notices ACRES OF BLM-MANAGED SURFACE ESTATE PROPOSED TO BE MANAGED AS ACECS UNDER THE ALTERNATIVES IN THE DRMP/DEIS ACEC values and use limitations Alternative A Alternative C (preferred) Alternative B Alternative D 0 0 0 *2,988 0 0 0 *3,700 0 0 0 Total Acres ....................................................................................... *5,069 0 Westwater Canyon Values: Scenery, fish. Limitations: Manage as VRM Class I. Close to oil and gas leasing and other surface disturbing activities. Close to motorized travel, allow no new routes. White Wash Values: Natural systems (riparian dune systems). Limitations: Apply NSO stipulations for oil and gas leasing and other surface disturbing activities. Limit OHV use to designated routes, impose restrictions on recreation. Wilson Arch Values: Scenery. Limitations: Manage as VRM Class I. Apply NSO stipulations for oil and gas leasing and other surface disturbing activities. Limit OHV use to designated routes. *613,077 *63,232 0 * Acres. Jeff Rawson, Utah Associate State Director. [FR Doc. E7–16700 Filed 8–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–DK–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Land Management [WY–957–07–1420–BJ] Notice of Filing of Plats of Survey, Wyoming AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior. SUMMARY: The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has filed the plats of survey of the lands described below in the BLM Wyoming State Office, Cheyenne, Wyoming, on the dates indicated. yshivers on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bureau of Land Management, 5353 Yellowstone Road, P.O. Box 1828, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: These surveys were executed at the request of the Bureau of Land Management, and are necessary for the management of resources. The lands surveyed are: The plat and field notes representing the dependent resurvey of portions of the north, south and west boundaries, portions of the subdivisional lines, the 1909 meanders of the Green River, and the subdivision of certain sections, Township 22 North, Range 109 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming, Group No. 723, was accepted and filed March 15, 2007. The plat and field notes representing the dependent resurvey of portions of the north boundary, subdivisional lines VerDate Aug<31>2005 14:35 Aug 23, 2007 Jkt 211001 and 1909 meanders of the Green River, the subdivision of certain sections, and the metes-and-bounds survey of certain lots in section 2, Township 22 North, Range 110 West, of the Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming, Group No. 723, was accepted and filed March 15, 2007. The plat and field notes representing the dependent resurvey of portions of the south and west boundaries, subdivisional lines and 1909 meanders of the Green River, and the subdivision of certain sections, Township 23 North, Range 110 West, of the Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming, Group No. 723, was accepted and filed March 15, 2007. The plat and field notes representing the dependent resurvey of a portion of the east boundary, a portion of the subdivisional lines, and the subdivision of section 13, Township 24 North, Range 85 West, of the Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming, Group No. 753, was accepted April 13, 2007. The plat and field notes representing the dependent resurvey of a portion of the Fifth Standard Parallel North, through Ranges 92 and 93 West, a portion of the Eleventh Auxiliary Meridian West, through Township 20 North, between Ranges 92 and 93 West, the south boundary, and the subdivisional lines, Township 20 North, Range 93 West, Sixth Principal Meridian, Wyoming, Group No. 754, was accepted August 7, 2007. Copies of the preceding described plats and field notes are available to the public at a cost of $1.10 per page. PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: August 20, 2007. John P. Lee, Chief Cadastral Surveyor, Division of Support Services. [FR Doc. E7–16768 Filed 8–23–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4310–22–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service Notice of Inventory Completion: Alaska State Office of History and Archaeology, Anchorage, AK, and Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository, Kodiak, AK AGENCY: ACTION: National Park Service, Interior. Notice. Notice is here given in accordance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), 25 U.S.C. 3003, of the completion of an inventory of human remains in the control of the Alaska State Office of History and Archaeology, Anchorage, AK and in the possession of the Alutiiq Museum and Archaeological Repository, Kodiak, AK. The human remains were removed from Pasagshak Point site (49–KOD–00213), Kodiak Island, AK. This notice is published as part of the National Park Service’s administrative responsibilities under NAGPRA, 25 U.S.C. 3003 (d)(3). The determinations in this notice are the sole responsibility of the museum, institution, or Federal agency that has control of the Native American human remains. The National Park Service is not responsible for the determinations in this notice. E:\FR\FM\24AUN1.SGM 24AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 164 (Friday, August 24, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 48664-48666]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-16700]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Land Management

[UT-060-1610-016J]


Notice of Availability of the Draft Resource Management Plan and 
Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Moab Field Office in Grand 
and San Juan Counties, UT

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of Availability.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 
1969 (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) hereby gives notice that the Moab Draft Resource 
Management Plan and Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DRMP/DEIS) is 
available for a 90-day public review and comment period. This notice 
also meets requirements in 43 CFR 1610.7-2(b) concerning potential 
Areas of Critical Environmental Concern (ACECs).

DATES: To ensure that your written comments on the DRMP/DEIS will be 
considered, you should send them to the BLM within 90 days following 
the date the Environmental Protection Agency publishes the notice of 
availability in the Federal Register. The BLM will announce public 
meetings and other public-involvement activities at least 15 days in 
advance through public notices, news releases, direct mailings, and 
posting on the project Web site at http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/prog/
planning.1.html. Public meetings will be held in Moab, Monticello, and 
Salt Lake City, Utah, and in other locations, if warranted.

ADDRESSES: Address written comments to: RMP Comments, Moab Field 
Office, Bureau of Land Management, 82 East Dogwood, Moab, UT 84532. 
Comments may also be submitted electronically by e-mail to: UT--Moab--
Comments@blm.gov. Comments, including names and addresses of 
respondents, will be available for public review at the Moab Field 
Office, and will be subject to disclosure under the Freedom of 
Information Act (FOIA). 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 and businesses, 
and from individuals identifying themselves as representatives or 
officials of organizations or businesses, will be available for public 
inspection in their entirety.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For further information, or to have 
your name added to the Moab RMP mailing list, visit the RMP Web site: 
http://www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/prog/planning.1.html. Or, you may contact 
Brent Northrup, RMP Project Manager, Moab BLM Field Office, 82 East 
Dogwood, Moab, UT 84532, phone (435) 259-2100. To have your name added 
to the Moab RMP mailing list, or to view and download the DRMP/DEIS in 
portable document format (PDF) go to the project Web site: http://
www.blm.gov/ut/st/en/prog/planning.1.html. Copies of the DRMP/DEIS are 
also available at the BLM Moab Field Office.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DRMP/DEIS addresses public lands and 
resources managed by the Moab Field Office in Grand and San Juan 
Counties, Utah. These lands and resources are currently managed under 
the Grand Resource Area RMP (1985). The planning area includes 
approximately 1.8 million acres of BLM-administered public lands as 
well as Federally-owned minerals.
    The BLM analyzes four proposed alternatives in the DRMP/DEIS:
     Alternative A (No Action): represents continuation of 
existing management under the current management goals, objectives, and 
direction specified in the Grand Resource Area RMP.
     Alternative B: Emphasizes protection of natural resource 
values and landscapes.
     Alternative C (BLM Preferred Alternative): emphasizes a 
balance of resource protection with commodity production.
     Alternative D: emphasizes commodity production.
    Major issues that were identified during public scoping and 
considered in the DRMP/DEIS include: oil and gas development; 
recreation and off-highway vehicle management; special designations 
(ACECs and suitability of rivers for Congressional designation into the 
national Wild and Scenic Rivers System); land areas with wilderness 
characteristics; and transportation and access. The DRMP/DEIS considers 
the designation and protection of ACECs.

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ACEC values and resource use limitations vary by ACEC and the number of 
proposed ACECs and acres vary by alternative (refer to the table 
below). More detailed management prescriptions in these areas are 
provided in the DRMPR/DEIS.

   Acres of BLM-Managed Surface Estate Proposed To Be Managed as ACECS Under the Alternatives in the DRMP/DEIS
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                                                                                 Alternative C
       ACEC values and use limitations         Alternative A    Alternative B     (preferred)     Alternative D
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              Behind the Rocks                              0        \*\17,836         \*\5,201                0
Values: Scenery, cultural, and natural
 systems (including threatened, sensitive
 and endangered plants).....................
Limitations: Manage as Visual Resource
 Management (VRM) Class I in Alternative B,
 and VRM Class II in Alternative C. Apply No
 Surface Occupancy (NSO) stipulations for
 oil and gas leasing and other surface
 disturbing activities [closed in the
 Wilderness Study Area (WSA)]. Limit Off
 Highway Vehicle (OHV) use to designated
 routes.
             Bookcliffs Wildlife                            0       \*\304,252                0                0
Values: Wildlife and cultural...............
Limitations: Apply NSO stipulations for oil
 and gas leasing and other surface
 disturbing activities (closed in WSAs).
 Limit OHV use to designated routes, and
 allow no new routes.
                 Canyon Rims                                0        \*\23,400                0                0
Value: Scenery..............................
Limitations: Manage as VRM Class II. Apply
 NSO stipulations for oil and gas leasing
 and other surface disturbing activities.
 Limit OHV use to designated routes.
   Cisco White-Tailed Prairie Dog Complex                   0       \*\117,481                0                0
Value: Wildlife habitat.....................
Limitations: Apply NSO stipulations for oil
 and gas leasing and other surface
 disturbing activities. Limit OHV use to
 designated routes, and use grazing systems
 to protect prairie dog habitat.
           Colorado River Corridor                          0        \*\50,483                0                0
Values: Scenery, natural systems (including
 threatened, sensitive and endangered
 plants), fish and wildlife.................
Limitations: Manage as VRM Class I. Apply
 NSO stipulations for oil and gas leasing
 and other surface disturbing activities.
 Limit OHV use to designated routes, and
 impose restrictions on recreation use.
        Cottonwood/Diamond Watershed                        0        \*\35,830           35,830                0
Values: Natural hazards and natural systems.
Limitations: Apply NSO stipulations for oil
 and gas leasing and other surface
 disturbing activities (closed in WSA).
 Limit OHV use to designated routes, and
 allow no new routes.
   Highway 279 Corridor/Shafer Basin/Long                   0        \*\13,500        \*\13,500                0
                   Canyon
Values: Scenery, wildlife, natural systems
 (threatened, sensitive and endangered
 plants) and cultural.......................
Limitations: Manage as VRM Class I
 (Alternative B), and as VRM Class II
 (Alternative C). Apply NSO stipulations for
 oil and gas leasing and other surface
 disturbing activities. Limit OHV use to
 designated routes.
              Labyrinth Canyon                              0         \*\8,528                0                0
Values: Scenery and fish....................
Limitations: Manage as VRM Class I. Apply
 NSO stipulation for oil and gas leasing and
 other surface disturbing activities. Limit
 OHV use to designated routes, allow no new
 routes.
              Mill Creek Canyon                             0        \*\13,501         \*\3,721                0
Values: Scenery, cultural, and natural
 systems (riparian/watershed/cold water
 fishery/wildlife)..........................
Limitations: Manage as VRM Class I
 (Alternative B), and VRM Class II
 (Alternative C). Apply NSO stipulations for
 oil and gas leasing and other surface
 disturbing activities (closed in the WSA).
 Limit OHV use to designated routes, impose
 restrictions on recreation use.
                Ten Mile Wash                               0         \*\4,980         \*\4,980                0
Values: Natural systems (riparian/wetlands),
 wildlife, cultural and natural hazards.....
Limitations: Apply NSO stipulations for oil
 and gas leasing and other surface
 disturbing activities. Limit OHV use to
 designated routes, and impose restrictions
 on recreation use.
              Upper Courthouse                              0        \*\11,529                0            0ROW>
Values: Historic, cultural, paleontological,
 and natural systems (including threatened,
 endangered and relict plants)..............
Limitations: Apply NSO stipulations for oil
 and gas leasing and other surface
 disturbing activities. Limit OHV use to
 designated routes, and impose recreation
 restrictions.

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              Westwater Canyon                              0         \*\5,069                0                0
Values: Scenery, fish.......................
Limitations: Manage as VRM Class I. Close to
 oil and gas leasing and other surface
 disturbing activities. Close to motorized
 travel, allow no new routes.
                 White Wash                                 0         \*\2,988                0                0
Values: Natural systems (riparian dune
 systems)...................................
Limitations: Apply NSO stipulations for oil
 and gas leasing and other surface
 disturbing activities. Limit OHV use to
 designated routes, impose restrictions on
 recreation.
                 Wilson Arch                                0         \*\3,700                0                0
Values: Scenery.............................
Limitations: Manage as VRM Class I. Apply
 NSO stipulations for oil and gas leasing
 and other surface disturbing activities.
 Limit OHV use to designated routes.
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    Total Acres.............................                0       \*\613,077        \*\63,232                0
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* Acres.


Jeff Rawson,
Utah Associate State Director.
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